Bit of Boredom

I just heard yet another person bitch about how stupid the title “Quantum of Solace” is.  Really? Is it all that much worse than, like “Octopussy”?  At least “Quantum of Solace” has all real words. What’s this sudden expectation of elegance based on, anyway? Incidentally, the movie was less than stellar.  Don’t get me wrong,…

great party, too bad the police had to break it up. . .

On August 7, I saw the final show of The Police in Madison Square Garden. The B52s opened for them and were very good, except I can’t help regretting that the opener wasn’t Elvis Costello (who played the Philadelphia show). The Police delivered a surprise opening number: a musically mediocre but energetic cover of Cream’s…

Saw REM at MSG on TDN; it was TFA

That’s “Thursday Night” and “totally f*$%@!g awesome” if you’re wondering, I was in a skybox courtesy of my employer. To paraphrase Michelle Obama, it was the first time in my adult life I was really proud of my employer. There were drinks. There was a bathroom. We were among friends (some of whom were quite…

Cops & Robbers

I just saw the critically acclaimed 2005 film “The Constant Gardener” today. In a nutshell (spoiler alert): an idealistic young woman and her sensibly well meaning diplomat husband learn the fatal lesson that their good intentions are no match for immense corporate greed and government corruption on an international scale. Some mega pharmaceutical companies essentially…