Music Album Review: ‘West Side Story – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ (2021)


West Side Story: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Label: Hollywood Studios Release Date; December 10, 2021 Formats: Compact disc, vinyl LP record, digital Genre: Movie soundtrack On December 10, 2021 – the same day that Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story began its theatrical release – Hollywood Records dropped West Side Story: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack inContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘West Side Story – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ (2021)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts


This morning I woke up twice. The first time was at shortly before 4:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, and as is becoming routine, it was to “answer the call of nature.” When my bladder started calling for attention, I half-opened my eyes, saw that it was still dark, and blearily padded over to the bathroom.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 2, 2022, or: Biden Speaks, Ukraine Resists, and Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Streams


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. It is a warm Florida spring day (meteorological spring began yesterday) in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H) and humidity atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 2, 2022, or: Biden Speaks, Ukraine Resists, and Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Streams”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 18, 2022. It is a gray and cool winter day here in the Tampa Bay area, but we’re also in the midst of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 15, 2022, or, Pre-Order Jitters in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. It is a chilly winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 72˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 14 MPH (23 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 15, 2022, or, Pre-Order Jitters in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis”

On Movies: ‘West Side Story’ – March 15 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough For Me


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. It’s a cool Florida-style winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 42% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 11 MPH (17 KM/H), it feels likeContinue reading “On Movies: ‘West Side Story’ – March 15 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough For Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, February 6, 2022, or: The Ups and Downs of a Movie Collector


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, February 6, 2022. It is a chilly and gray Florida winter day. Presently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the wind chill factorContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, February 6, 2022, or: The Ups and Downs of a Movie Collector”