Here We Gogh Again!

At Eternity’s Gate
Official Site | Trailers & Mo

PG-13 | 111 min

What a time to be a Vincent van Gogh fan.  A year ago, we got the cinematic treat of a lifetime that was like walking around, and living and breathing in his paintings!!!  And this year, artist and director Julian Schnabel gives us a cinematic treat of his own with At Eternity’s Gate.  The film shows us what it was like to walk alongside Vincent as he went about creating his brilliant art, while living a most turbulent and troubled life.  Schnabel is somehow able to express Vincent’s pain and process channeled through the steady and unsteady hands and face of Willem Dafoe (maybe too perfect a Vincent!).  More poetry than biopic, Eternity delivers on the tall task of getting into Vinny’s head and expressing how he suffered for his art.  Thank you for suffering Vincent.  And thank you Julian and Willem, for somehow materializing that suffering.  Suffering never looked so beautiful.

Verdictgo: high end Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Gate opens today in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…


Stan, and Delivered

Peace The Forks Out


Stan The Man-Lee

you were truly MARVEL-ous Stan.  thank you

and thank you to Douglas Rain and your HAL voice



Samuel Lebowitz poster from Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s ‘Subway’ exhibition in 1977


I Couldn’t Live Without Your Music

Petula Clark
Sony Hall
November 6

With the sweet sweet sweet sounds of Petula Clark, I would NEVER sleep in the subway, and you shouldn’t sleep on her and her continuing brilliance either!

Just a week til she turns 86(!!!!), the grand lady showed all the geriatrics and me at Sony Hall that she STILL has the golden pipes, swinging and swaying us thru her groovy and classy back catalog, including tackling a handful of choice covers by the likes of John and Paul, Steve Winwood, Andrew Lloyd Webber x 2 and Peggy Lee

Clark’s fantastic performance had an air of sophistication to it, like spending a refined evening with a chanteuse in a dimly lit basement club, exactly outlined in her 1965 hit…

I know a place where the music is fine
And the lights are always low
I know a place where we can go
At the door there’s a man who will greet you
Then you go downstairs to some tables and chairs
Soon I’m sure you’ll be tappin’ your feet
Because the beat is the greatest there
All around there are girls and boys
It’s a swingin’ place, a cellar full of noise
It’s got an atmosphere of its own somehow
You gotta come along right now ’cause I tell you


Wherever Petula is – that is the place I want to know, and be at!  THANK YOU PETULA!!

Setlist* – You and I > Meant To Be / Don’t Sleep in the Subway / Fever (Peggy Lee cover) / Who Am I > Colour My World / Look to the Rainbow / How Are Things In Glocca Morra? / While You See A Chance (Steve Winwood cover) / My Love / With One Look (Andrew Lloyd Webber cover) / Blackbird (The Beatles cover) / Imagine (John Lennon cover) / I Know a Place > Sign of the Times / From Now On / 60’s Medley (Round Every Corner>Call Me>Don’t Give Up>The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener) / This is My Song (Charlie Chaplin cover) / Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Andrew Lloyd Webber cover) / Living For Today / I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love / Downtown / Rainbow

*to the best of my memory

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