Fabulous Jay Laga’aia is hosting Disney Star Wars Weekends again, trading off with Warwick Davis, who is a guest the first weekend. The weekends each have a star from the new animated series, “The Clone Wars”. Check out the guest list at the Star Wars site.
One of the things I really like about The Weakerthans is that their music sort of sounds like the kind of poetry we all had to read in high school literature classes. I know, you think it sucked. But I loved it. There’s something powerful about a terse arrangement of words that you have to actually think about to figure out the meaning, and my meaning might not be your meaning, might not be the author’s meaning.
I could go on about why I think many of the literature classes I took sucked. Really, that’s what sucked. Not the poetry. Whenever we were in a class where we were carefully deconstructing something to figure out what the meaning was, it just felt kind of like dissecting something in biology class to me. Not to say you can’t examine the written word closely, but I’d consider it more akin to fMRI than surgery. (fMRI is when they use an MRI machine to look at an actual, operating human brain to see what’s going on while it’s running and reacting to things. They don’t get as clear a picture of the brain, but they get a better idea of what it actually does.)
I’ve been meaning to get back to posting videos from Ships and Dip V since something like…ahhh…FOREVER. And now I’m finally jumping back in with videos of my favorite new band, The Weakerthans. They totally, friggin’ rawk. And not only because they’ve written some rocking songs about cats!
So here’s the first of several videos of their on-ship performances.
I’m a big fan of Netflix. They get me my movies on time and in great shape. So I enjoyed this peek into one of their sorting facilities. Made me think I should write a nice note and pop it in my return envelope. The people at the local center do a fantastic job!