J-Dub’s Review of “Echo in the Canyon”

Most enjoyable retrospective look back at mid-60s music. The echoing canyon refers to Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon which was a musical mecca for up and coming groups. Seeing Tom Petty brought the tears. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas and more. I always say this, I was born late. I gravitate towards an earlier era. Oh to be a fly on those walls. The documentary gave me that look inside. Two thumbs up or 5 stars.

P.S. I forgot the most important part. Here’s a song from those featured.

J-Dub’s Review of the CMA’s 2019

Country music is my least favorite of the music genres but I decided to watch the CMAs since our Hopper automatically records this stuff and I am still convalescing but feeling well enough to do more than sleep.  I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  So much so that I watched it twice.  B came into the room a few times asking “what are you watching?”  He commented “that’s not country” more than once.  Talk about your evolution.  A definite blending … cross over … call it what you want.  Country music is almost indiscernible to pop.

Rating two thumbs up 🙂

As always, more to come.

Catching Up on DVR

New Amsterdam is a keeper. The topics are real and gritty. I wish they were real anyway. Stick it to the man do-gooder doctors. They mostly win. If real life were only that simple.

Dr. Kapoor is enduring. My heart breaks for him. He wants to be a grandpa so bad. The psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome is my favorite character. Child psychopath age 11 was a subplot on the 10/22/19 episode. I will be sleeping with one eye open tonight. 

As always more to come.

Catching Up on Finales ~ AGT, Bring the Funny, and SYTYCD

AGT – Blown away by Kodi Lee. Here’s one time I wish there could’ve been a tie. The Detroit Children’s choir was equally good. The feels moment for sure to see these two at the end.

Bring the Funny – I preferred Jeff Foxworthy in “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader”. The human Ken Doll was ugh imo. The John Legend bit and Ellen bit were good though. Tacarra should’ve won. Super disappointing.

SYTYCD finale – I have watched, re-watched, and will be watching again. Bailey! Bailey! Bailey!

Ray Leeper You Are Amazing

I am loving So You Think You Can Dance this season.  I have watched and re-watched the routine Ray Leeper choreographed for Bailey and Mariah set to INXs – Need You Tonight.  Since the dance video is not up yet, posting the music video.  And you’re welcome.  LOL

They need to choreograph for us over 50 types who need the exercise.  Ha!  If only.

J-Dub’s Review of Stranger Things Season 3

*** No spoilers ***

I had already seen Stranger Things seasons one and two but B had not seen any of the episodes.  He lives under a rock more than I do. He was reluctant to join us at first but then Lulu convinced him otherwise.  We binged the first two seasons over the long 4th of July weekend.  I nice refresher for me.  Then we went right into binge season three. We finished up on Sunday July 14th.  That’s right 25 episodes (8, 9, 8) in 10 or so days.  We have no lives.  And it was hot as Hades outside or so is my excuse to be a slug lounging in front of the TV for days.  Now I am left waiting for something good to fill the void.

Three was the best season yet y’all.  I love everything about this show.  The characters are real to me.  My neighborhood had that same small town feel.  1980’s baby.  Such a fantastic job with set design, wardrobe, and all those film making terms I know nothing about.  I was dropped back in time to a point in my life that would be considered the tail end of my formative years.

Funny thing is that I usually don’t care for science fiction.  Dystopian yes … think Solent Green or Hunger Games but sci-fi not so much.    However the campy feel to this show made me ignore how unrealistic is the premise.  Yet for a moment, as we watched the action, my heart was pounding; I had goosebumps on the back of my neck and I thought …  holy hell … but what if?

If you’ve seen the show and would like to discuss, drop me a line in the comments.  I’ve read many of the articles.  I even called the Murray voice mail 618-625-8313.  lol.

As always, more to come.

 

 

The Grill Challenge

Lulu: He said “damn” (referring to Gordon as he cut Noah’s steak)

Lulu (continued): That could be a good damn or a bad damn

Cut to commercial.

We’re Loving Master Chef.

Baby Micah is knocking it outta the park.

Sarah may have had her recipe featured but he’s still my favorite.

As always more to come.

Master Chef 5/29/19

New for season 10. The 19 year old from Grand Rapids MI gets the battle card from Gordon. He’ll cook off against whoever Joe and Aaron give their cards to. Street kid with a single tear running down his cheek started the waterworks for me. His family said “if you try out, don’t come home.” They’re completely against his wanting a career in the culinary arts. Here’s hoping he won’t need a place to go. Battle on!

As always more to come.