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”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an Toy 6-Inch-Scale Collectible Action Figure


“Fiery” Figrin D’an On July 16, 2022, Pawtucket (Rhode Island) based Hasbro released Figrin D’an, a 6-inch scale action figure of the bandleader and kloo horn player who “fronts” Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, aka “the Cantina Band” seen in 1977’s Star Wars,[1] as part of the Summer 2022 wave in its ongoing StarContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an Toy 6-Inch-Scale Collectible Action Figure”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Thursday, October 20, 2022, and we here in Lithia are enjoying the cooler weather brought down from up North by the first strong cold front of the season. Since Lithia is, like the rest of the Tampa Bay area, in the subtropical zone of North America, fall is not asContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update”

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”

More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: A Bonus Post to Clarify a Few Things….


I rarely write two posts per day on either of my blogs – this one or my original Blogger version of A Certain Point of View – because I usually don’t have much to say or because I lack the desire or mental energy to do so. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write a fewContinue reading “More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: A Bonus Post to Clarify a Few Things….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It’s a cool spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’


Well, today is the day when my package with Deutsche Grammophon’s John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert – Deluxe Edition is due to arrive here. Earlier this morning, I received an email from the U.S. Postal Service that said I can expect it to be delivered some time before 8 PM. Per the Postal Service’sContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped


One of the biggest peeves that I have about home media releases on disc (especially the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format) is with packaging, especially when it comes to commemorative box sets such as last year’s Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection (released to celebrate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 40th Anniversary) or this week’s The GodfatherContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped”

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)”