Sunday, March 30, 2014

To Walk with Lions (1999)

Monday, September 09, 2013

JFK's Last Hundred Days

Thursday, July 11, 2013


First broadcast January 8, 1972

An incompetent waitress is fired after Mary complains about her poor service - and Mary feels obliged to hire her when she applies for an assistant's job at WJM-TV. (The end credits roll with Mary explaining to Murray what a 'feeb' is.)

Randy Barbara Sharma
Doreen Skinner Barbara Barnett
Restaurant Manager Jack Manning
Written by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon
Directed by Peter Baldwin

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Drugging of our Children

In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians, leaving little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven.

Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have severe side-effects including insomnia, loss of appetite, headaches, psychotic symptoms and even potentially fatal adverse reactions, such as cardiac arrhythmia. And yet, despite these dangers, many school systems actually work with government agencies to force parents to drug their children, threatening those who refuse with the prospect of having their children taken from the home unless they cooperate.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tribute to Survivors of the Killing Fields

Very appropriate for John Lennon's birthday, as well as recent political and economic developments...

The Killing Fields

Saturday, December 08, 2007


I made some music inspired by 'Rushmore,' one of my favorites films.

Special thanks to Woob (Paul Frankland) for Odonna.

Sudden-death Academic Probation

Friday, August 17, 2007


You can't make a movie with a cell phone...

Originally posted on my 'Postvisual Meditations' blog, I thought it might be a nice way to get things rolling in the new year...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Turn Away (1993)

Here's a live version of a song from the Longtime album entitled, 'Turn Away.' The song was written on guitar, but this is a rare performance by TMac on keyboard for 'Impressions," a local cable access show in 1993. And yes, that is a Rhodes - suitcase, even!

(Click on image to begin)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I've been recommending this resource to students and colleagues for about a year now, and was wondering why it wasn't more widely acknowledged.

The website features two of my favorite films:

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

Horror Hotel