Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T: Music from the Original Blog Soundtrack


Last week, as many of you know, I wrote a series of posts in the “memoir” category I call Tempus Fugit (Time Flies) about a boy, a girl, and their painfully brief schoolyard romance at Coral Park in November of 1972. I called it Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T – 50 Years Later, and evenContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T: Music from the Original Blog Soundtrack”

Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’


A “Roguish” Tale of Two Albums On December 16, 2016, Walt Disney Records released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the soundtrack album to Gareth Edwards’ gritty (and first Star Wars “standalone” feature film outside the nine-part Skywalker Saga) action adventure. Released in compact disc, vinyl LP, and digital audio onContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’”

Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’


John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (2022) Release Date: February 4, 2022 (Germany and European Union); March 4, 2022: U.S. & Canada Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Genre: Classical/Stage & Screen Style: Orchestral/Film & Screen On Friday, March 4, 2022, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) released John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert, a “live” concert performanceContinue reading “Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’”

On Movies: New Additions to My Blu-Ray Collection Are on the Way to Our Mailbox


Well, this week my Blu-ray collection will get two additional titles – one that’s new-to-me, and another I-have-this-movie-already-but-I-like-the-packaging-variant-so-I-bought-it-anyway purchase. The new-to-me title is not a newly released Blu-ray, nor is it a recent movie. It’s the 2018 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment issue of Far and Away, a Ron Howard film that turns 30 years oldContinue reading “On Movies: New Additions to My Blu-Ray Collection Are on the Way to Our Mailbox”

Weekend Update for Saturday, February 12, 2022


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. It is a (more typically) warm day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Weekend Update for Saturday, February 12, 2022”

On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It is a gray, chilly Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 54˚F (12˚C) under cloudy conditions. With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (13 KM/H), the windContinue reading “On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 21, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ CD Edition


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 21, 2022. It is a chilly day here in the west-central part of the state. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (21˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H0,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 21, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ CD Edition”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a chilly afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 17, 2022. It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and it is cold – by the standards of us subtropical denizens; I know that some of you who live up in colder climes don’t think 60˚F (16˚C) is cold,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, January 8, 2022. It is a warm winter day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 7, 2022, or: Keeping an Eye on the Post….


Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 7, 2022. It is a cool Florida “winter” day. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest (with emphasis on “north”) at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the wind-chill factorContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 7, 2022, or: Keeping an Eye on the Post….”