Tag Archives: TV

“Which Season of ‘The Wire’ Are You?”

3 Jun

“Which Season of ‘The Wire’ Are You?” @ringer https://theringer.com/the-wire-personality-quiz-f01027e14781

“Who Is the Best Talk-Show Guest?”

31 May

DEFINITELY JAMIE FOXX, and one reason is his imitations are brilliant. Like the time he imitated both John Legend and L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Fallon. Hysterical. 

“Who Is the Best Talk-Show Guest?” @ringer https://theringer.com/best-talk-show-guests-jamie-foxx-chris-pratt-jennifer-lawrence-f56aee8c9a48

“Louie” and Life Imitating Art

29 May

SOME OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES challenge me and make me uncomfortable – and I like that. Some shows can make you look at your own life, or remind you of things that are current in your life, or have been, reminiscent of a lot of people and situations. There’s been several reminders courtesy of Louis CK’s show, Louie thanks to binge-watching it the last two weeks (I watched the first two seasons pretty religiously then just got behind and I long-wanted to get caught up).   

Damn if Louis CK’s amazing show “Louie” nails it in it’s accuracy and how close his character and several story arcs are to things in my own life.  From the stand-up comedy (a long-time fantasy and love) to the loneliness and struggles of being a divorced, single-but-trying-not-to-be dad (a decade of fantasy, love and frustration), sometimes I watch the show and its like looking into the mirror. I’m not projecting, its really being objective, especially when a particular episode is so timely – and accurate to what is going on in my life.

That happened with episode 10 in season 4.  Briefly, Louie is in love and she leaves, and Charles Grodin, playing the philosophical and deadpan Dr. Bigelow gives some fantastic advice:

Just PERFECT. “Misery is wasted on the miserable” – that’s just awesome, right?  Grodin tells Louie that missing someone because they are gone is actually love – everything else isn’t.  The pain and misery is actually the good part – that the bad part is when you forget that person, when you don’t care and don’t care about anything, advising Louie to “…enjoy the heartbreak while you can…what I would give to have that feeling again.”

Today, I love THIS.

Phil Hartman: Legendary SNL Comic Actor Also An Accomplished Graphic Artist

17 Apr

DID YOU KNOW? The late, great Phil Hartman (SNL, News Radio) was also an artist, and created the covers to several classic rock albums?

Prior to becoming reknown for hilarity (and voice-over work, too; he was the voice of several characters on The Simpsons including Troy McClure) Hartman had his own graphic arts business, creating over 40 album covers for bands like Poco, America and the  Poco and America, as well as advertising and the logo for Crosby, Stills & Nash

Can’t help but wonder all the great things Hartman would still be doing had he not died so suddenly, so tragically? What an amazing talent, and most who remember him don’t know he was such an accomplished graphic artist.

Netflix in March

24 Feb

Blazing Saddles and Nacho Libre are back on Netflix next month!


Watch “Crashing: Official Trailer (HBO)” on YouTube

20 Feb

MY NEW FAVORITE SERIES even though I’ve only seen one episode, the debut, last night. No surprise I’m already overboard without a life raft about it as the show is about two of my favorite things: relationship struggles and stand-up comedy.

Holmes brings an akward and painful humility to his character while remaining, at the core, funny. The struggles are real – and humorous. 

New Bill Burr Special on Netflix

1 Feb

THE ACERBIC, AWESOME and very funny comedian Bill Burr has a new Netflix special that just premiered last night, “Walk Your Way Out.” Check out the trailer below. Also worth checking out is this interview with Burr at The Daily Dot.


Burr describes himself as a 25-year overnight success. “I had to do it the way most of my friends had to do it,” he says. “We have to go out on the road for 20 years and just keep killin’ and killin’ and killin’ until hopefully word of mouth will get you there. Then you get a break here, a break there.”

I love that kind of dedication. The hungry and good stand-up comedians are like your developing artists – constantly on the road, building a reputation, word of mouth growing, thanks to great material and killing it on stage.

My Life According To Me

Always remember the victims and justice, as that is what is important.

Poprock Record

Songs with a hook


Embrace Your Journey

On the Corner

Ken Shane's personal blog



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