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MORE UPDATES! Outre Space Cinema -- Featuring: 1930's Rocketry, Spitfires of the Spaceways and especially Cellulose to Celluloid, Even more Flash Gordon comparisons from the Saturday Matinees and Sunday Comics.
Many thanks to Jim Keefe (Visit his Website) -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century, and Flash's FIRST illustrator of the 21st, for including my efforts on his Flash Gordon Resources Page -- along with actual creators like Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and others!
Charity Alert: Play the FreeRice Game -- improve your vocabulary, and donate food to the United Nations. Check into Terra Sigilata blog -- donate $$$ to cancer patients just by clicking onto the site. Keep that Resolution to click on The Hunger Site every day. BTW -- AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a bit simpler than FreeRice Game.
In The Community: Mark Ogle's retrospective at the Hockaday Museum of Art had a wonderful reception. Dan Fagre and Lisa McKeon's show is on the first level -- about the vanishing glaciers of Glacier National Park, it is a true labor of love by scientists from the USGS. Here's another website comparing glacier photos from the early 20th Century and recent decades.
The Hockaday Museum of Art's Face Book Site (There's a link to the conventional website there.)
Last Friday, I was running the tech for guest speaker Joseph Lisle Williams when he presented a lecture at my college about surviving a bear attack in Glacier National Park 50 years ago. Don Dayton, the ranger who shot the bear and saved the young man's life was at the event too. If you want to read more about it, his sister wrote a blog about her brother and the lecture HERE.
The other week, I ran sound for Carol Buchanan's public discussion of her historical novel God's Thunderbolt -- The Vigilantes of Montana at the community college. Here's the link to a live-blog of the event.
Media Watch: Another old Bollywood movie starring ace actors Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Duit, and Salman Khan from maybe the early 90's. Too bad it was a rather lousy version of Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). Duit didn't play a psycho, like Rostand's Cyrano, but he WAS supposed to be a poet, who won the heart of a fair maid by his good heart and good words. A Netflix reviwer complained about the costumes -- so could I, but the overall moviemaking was just SO bad. I wouldn't know where to start.
Ch-Ch-Changes: Michael Jackson died yesterday -- he wasn't even fifty-one. All joking aside, he hasn't looked like himself for a long time. His physical frailty frankly scared me. I'm not going to speculate, but I'll be surprised if his fatal coronary wasn't directly related to the medical games he played with his body. The last time I saw him on TV was at James Brown's funeral a number of years back, where he shook hands with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as they all mourned the passing of a friend. M.J. did not look well, and I thought it might have been jet-lag, because he'd flown in from Bahrain.
That being said, he was one of the most talented performers to have ever mounted a stage. Tracing back, I liked his record Black & White in the early 90's, although the video didn't really make it with me; Man in the Mirror during the late 80's; The albums Thriller and Off the Wall when he first became a man, and more than half of the Jackson 5 recordings. We Are The World was a worthy effort, but I MUCH prefered Bob Geldoff's Do They Know It's Christmas. I happened to see Michael Jackson's 3D movie Captain E-O at Disneyland, around 1988, and had a very good time watching it.
May you be at peace, Mr. Jackson.
What was that about something completely different?