Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Tracy Thornton ‘Pan For Punks: A Steelpan Tribute To The Ramones’
Here are a few pictures from this afternoon when I had to watch BOTH of my sister’s kids, Preston and Chloe. The first picture is of Chloe in “time-out”. She hit Preston in the head with one of my old cell phones.
Separately, they are sweet little angels. Together, the pair are as volatile as mixing nitroglycerin on the back of a wild bronco. There’s going to be an explosion and a mess. They’re like two drinking buddies who get along fine until one flares up about something stupid. Then a fight breaks out and when it’s over, they’re chatting like best buds again.
So after becoming tired of dealing with their shenanigans, I decided to take the WWE approach and sanctioned a “Last Kid Standing Match”. As you can see from the picture, Chloe came out on top and all has been settled. That is until I can construct a steel cage for their next meeting.
I watched The Aviator finally. I received the damn thing from Netflix on Saturday and I somehow managed to find the time to watch it. I know from seeing the John Wayne movie, The Conqueror, that Howard Hughes was nuts. I’ve heard all of the stories concerning his idiosyncrasies and for the most part, I dismissed them. Even after seeing The Aviator, I’m still not convinced that most of the stories are true.
One thing about Mr. Hughes, he had get up and go. He had moments of genius that equaled any of the craziness going on inside his head.
I especially liked the way the film was shot. I’m a big fan of Martin Scorcese’s work. There were a couple of scenes where I just about shot a load over. The man is one of the all-time great directors.
And… We share a birthday! Scorpios rule, baby!
I know that this entry is short, but I don’t have a whole lot of time left in my day before going to work.
Again, the title of each blog entry is the music that I’m listening to for the day. Check out Tracy’s website if you’re interested. www.ttpan.com