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Film Rec of the Week: The Banshees of Inisherin

Posted by Greg on Nov 23, 2022 in Music

Martin McDonagh’s latest film The Banshees of Inisherin is a nearly perfect film with a most unsettling premise and a chilling, albeit near-perfect final scene. But that’s only half the rub. Set on a fictitious remote island off the coast of Ireland in the early 1920s, Banishees focuses on farmer Padraic (Colin Farrell) and his lifelong friend Colm, a folk musician. (Brendan Gleeson). Read more…

 
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Foreigner Offers Hurricane Relief + Plans Farewell Tour

Posted by Greg on Nov 16, 2022 in Music

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Classic rock heavyweights Foreigner are in regular rotation in the SITH household so it only makes sense for us to share news of the band’s latest charitable efforts. The band, who just embarked on the Florida swing of their Greatest Hits tour, is parterning with Greater Good Music to provide groceries for Florida families affected and impacted by Hurricane Ian. Read more…

 
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Cate Blanchett Continues Her Hardware Onslaught

Posted by Greg on Nov 8, 2022 in Movies

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As the film industry continues its yearly onslaught of late arriving award contenders one film will most certainly not be overlooked. Todd Field’s TÁR, from Focus Features, due out later this month, is sure to leave many talking. As such Cate Blanchett is already racking up awards. She’s already been named the Outstanding Performer of the Year at the 38th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBFF). She will be feted on Feb. 10 of next year. Read more…

 
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Pardon the Silence……

Posted by Greg on Nov 8, 2022 in Op-Ed

Well…..here we are again. It has been a little over four months since our last pot and an overdue apology is in order. However, life has been…….interesting, to put it mildly.

Life updates:
1. My rheumatologist has confirmed that the auto-immune disease is indeed GPA-Wegners, an aggressive and rare and very serious form of vascilitis that will likely kill me. It appears to have moved to my kidneys and now my joints. I have full blown arthritis and life is just plain difficult.

2. My darling wife is pregnant with twins. We already know one will be a boy. We will find out the other gender in a few weeks. Joy cannot begin to describe this time and this season. But it has been a very, very difficult pregnancy and has not been without its share of issues.

3. Working in college admissions, marketing and special events has taken up so much of my free blogging time.

4. My older sister has stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. And that has taken away much of my spirit and happiness for blogging.

5. Also finding that most of my free time is being spent on church activities and being with my church family. The older I get the more my faith helps makes sense of my every day.

Still love music and movies and still want to blog about them, but life has been hard to say the least. Would appreciate prayers, support, love and light you can send our way. Cheers, friends!

 
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Feeling A Little Gray About The Gray Man

Posted by Greg on Jul 27, 2022 in Movies

This probably won’t come as a surprise to those that read this but this writer absolutely detests Netflix. The company that started in 1999 with direct-to-your-doorstep DVDs is a far cry from the behemoth it is today. And while there are signs of a slump, the streaming site is a megalith unto itself. Read more…

 
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Dawes Get Jammy on New Album

Posted by Greg on Jul 22, 2022 in Music

Worst album cover ever. Best album of 2022 candidate. That about sums it up when it comes to Dawes’ latest release The Misadventures of Doomscroller. But since this is a site of opinions, we’ll do our best to offer one as well. Read more…

 
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In Praise of FX’s The Old Man

Posted by Greg on Jul 7, 2022 in Music

Despite the ever-burgeoning popularity of narrative-based TV series and the endless streaming platforms that broadcast them, this analog writer refuses to fall for most of them. There’s something about a limited episode mini-series or a a two-hour movie that seems infinitely more rewarding than the 16+ hours or more time investment it takes to stay on top of series-based shows. Read more…

 
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Movie of the Week: An Act of Worship

Posted by Greg on Jun 15, 2022 in Movies

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As America continues its march towards unprecedented polarity there is no denying the rise of hate crimes in the last decade. One such target of said hate crimes is Muslim Americans. In her absorbing new documentary An Act of Worship Pakistani-American director Nausheen Dadabhoy sheds light on a handful of Muslim Americans and their efforts to stem the tides of hate. A follow up project to her 2017 short of the same name An Act of Worship is an absolute must-see. Read more…

 
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Album of the Week: Scott Lloyd – Waterlands

Posted by Greg on Jun 1, 2022 in Music

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Arguably the best thing about having a music blog is having unknown strangers send you an album that absolutely floors you. Such is the case with British singer-songwriter Scott Lloyd and his sophomore album Waterlands. At its core it’s coffeehouse folk with a solid backing band. But damn if we don’t love the heck out of it. Read more…

 
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Another not so great health update……

Posted by Greg on May 16, 2022 in Op-Ed

Well I really hate having to write these updates but here goes nothing.

It’s mid-May and my health situation is quite meh. As some of you might know last Februrary I was diagnosed with GPA, a form of vasculitis. After getting some mixed signals from my Orlando-based rheumatology team I decided to wait on treatment and perhaps pursue it a later date. Then April of this year happened! Read more…

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