Monthly Archives: April 2015

Machinenmensch from Metropolis 1927

When I was a kid, there was only one Metropolis, and that was the city where Superman lived (I thought it was pronounced like “Metro-polis”).  But then I stumbled upon a picture in a magazine from the 1927 Fritz Lang film … Continue reading

Posted in cinema, movie posters, trailers

Every Frame a Painting analyzes Kurosawa

This guy named Tony has a YouTube Channel called Every Frame a Painting:  “I like movies.  I don’t take requests.  Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form.  Pictures and sound all the way, baby.”  Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in cinema

Stan Freberg R.I.P. (1926-2015)

When I was a kid, my Mom & Dad had a handful of “Comedy Albums”* in their record collection, and my favorite one was The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows (pictured at left):  a double album filled with hilarious … Continue reading

Posted in music (eclectic), personal reflection

Another hill of 1,000 climbs

That’s the view from Ring Mountain (hardly a Mountain at 604 feet, but who cares?) on April 11, 2007.

Posted in moments, personal reflection