Donnie Darko – Review

So it took me a while to get around to watching this movie. I suppose the promo image for Donnie Darko was a bit of a turn off. Someone in a hoodie looking ominous with fire in the background. I imagined it was like Firestarter (which I haven’t seen… but you get the idea). All […]

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Galatea

My latest venture into electronica. This was pretty clearly influenced by Brian Eno’s “Atmospheres and Soundtracks” and “Music for Airports.” And maybe John Klemmer’s “Touch.” But I wanted to make it my own, give it my own twist, and not just try to copy the great pioneers of ambient music and smooth jazz. While composing […]

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Rod Serling did it better… but Battlestar Galactica still hot

SPOILER ALERT… don’t read this if you haven’t seen the final episode for 2008! BSG fans no doubt delighted at the 2008 season finale where all sorts of insane tensions mount between humans and Cylons. And Xena (oops, I mean Cylon number Three), that ever-enchanting toaster, offers an innocent civilian up to death before a truce is made between […]

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Are you up to tachyonic speed?

C. F. Fitzgerald, “Tachyons” pp. 421-423 cited in Tachyons, Time Travel, and Divine Omniscience Author(s): William Lane Craig Source: The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Mar., 1988), pp. 135-150 I remember once saying to a friend that the pop group The Clash could have had an influence on the music of Beethoven. She couldn’t […]

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Star Wars according to a 3 year old

Star Wars according to a 3 year old. I recently watched the original Star Wars (1977, enhanced edition) for the umpteenth time and was struck by two things–first how groundbreaking it was and, second, how some of the inside sets/scenes seemed to be influenced by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and to some degree Roddenberry’s Star […]

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