Monday, September 23, 2019

First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of fall.  It actually feels like it.  Yes, it's still hot.  The humidity was missing from the air.  Also, we had a breeze.  I went for a walk today.  My legs are feeling it.  I'm glad to start up again.  Summer is bad for weight gain.  We still have Tropical Storms out there.  Can't wait for November.  Hopefully, are season is winding down.  With weather patterns changing, who knows. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fall Sneak Preview

We are getting a cool down in Florida.  As close as you can get.  Yes, we still have tropical storms forming.  At least this weekend, we get to taste some cooler weather.  Going outside during the dawn and dusk is miserable.  Cool or not, the mosquitoes are outrageous.  I tried rolling my windows down last night.  5 mosquitoes flew in and started attacking. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Show Syndication

In this day of Streaming and Streaming outlets, are shows getting the value they deserve?  Case in point:  Friends is being pulled from Netflix for the WB Streamer.  Was that show put up for bid for those rights or is WB just taking it in?  What will that mean to the creators and actors involved?  Will they get more money per stream shown?  I bet this becomes an issues.  I think the companies like Universal and Warners are not paying more than say a Netflix or Amazon might pay for those rights.  Personally, I could care less.  I'd rather see new content.  A streaming war is coming. 

The Border

I just finished watching The Border with Jack Nicholson.  It is a movie that could be remade or even continued.  The movie itself stands the test of time.  Only that cartels control the flow of people and drugs.  The danger level is a whole lot higher.  I think a good movie with a message could be made.  Look at the people that work on the border.  All are not honest brokers.  They work with people that are.  Some treat the people like humans and some treat them like garbage.  I think a powerful story could be told similar to the movie that came out in the 80's.  I will not be writing it.  Hopefully some enterprising writer/producer will see this and be inspired. 

Movie Industry

Universal is coming out with a streaming network.  All the major studios and some Cable networks are coming out with one.  I wonder, how is the Theater industry to survive.  Yes, they have upgraded.  Is this too little, too late?  What are they going to show if the creators are only concerned about their own streaming content?  I don't know if you noticed, but the summer box office was very slim.  I did not even really see many movies.  It seems studios do not like to counter program or even compete against big titles.  Theaters still have not noticed that most movies make their money in the first two weeks.  After that, another big movie comes out.  Word of mouth is a lot quicker than in my younger years.  People are posting their thoughts instantly online.  Maybe theater companies need to work with the streaming networks or like all industries dealing with future technology they will become obsolete.  Sad as it is, my home viewing is comparable.  Why go to a theater? 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Babymetal in Concert

It's been awhile.  I would say I have been busy, but I think it is also laziness.  Of course, when you put something out there and get no responses, it lacks motivation.  When I was getting hundreds of views, I still did not get responses.  Oh well!

Recently, I got the opportunity to see Babymetal in Concert.  It was amazing.  They have really grown as a musical group.  The show is like a very choreographed endeavor.  They pull it off.  I would pay to see them again.  My only complaint was that is was short.  Maybe, they are leaving us wanting more.  Next up, Arena tours.  They will be appearing at the Forum in LA. 

They also introduced me to Avatar.  They are a music group, not the movie.  They have a sound that is as interesting as Babymetal's.  My 6 year old even sings their song Hail the Apocalypse.  She is also requesting Babymetal.  If they are coming to your town, check them out.  You will not be disappointed.  You can even watch live clips on Youtube.