Rooftop Cinema Club – The Best Combination of Drive-in Movies and Traditional Theaters

Although we live in a time of “peak TV” many folks are finding it fun to get outside the house for their screen entertainment. Despite wobbly box office receipts, traditional theaters ... Continue Reading →

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Belly Up

When I saw the listing for this gig, I wondered why? By the end of the night I think I figured it out. What is Springsteen’s drummer doing on tour? This is what you will find on Weinberg’s ... Continue Reading →

Blinded By The Light

In this moment (which keeps getting longer) of peak music films, along comes the unlikely, true and thoroughly enjoyable story of a British Pakistani teenager who comes to embrace the ... Continue Reading →

James Blows Away Headliner Psychedelic Furs at The Observatory

Alan Krueger in his excellent book “Rockonomics” goes to great lengths to emphasize the role that luck plays in the musician’s road to success. Had Richards not noticed Jagger ... Continue Reading →

Humphrey’s – Best Gigs For the Rest of the Season

The June gloom seems to have lingered into early August, giving pause for thought by many locals accustomed to sunshine all day by now. But regardless of where the sun is hiding during ... Continue Reading →

What to do With Your Dull Blades? Knife-Aid to the Rescue

About a decade ago we were given a very nice set of knives in a butcher block. Over the years, the butcher block disappeared to make more room on the kitchen counter, and the knives ... Continue Reading →

Life of David Hockney – A Novel 

Catherine Cusset translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan Life of David Hockney – A Novel (Other Press)   What a breezy delight this book is. Piecing together ... Continue Reading →

The Mountain – Jeff Goldblum as a Lobotomizer and Womanizer

The lugubrious pace, the well framed scenes, the casually exact sets and the gently unnerving storyline in “The Mountain” remind us of David Lynch’s influence. The Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →