Monthly Archives: October 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN with Notes from a Composer

As Halloween falls on a Monday this year, I think it makes sense to call this a long Halloween Weekend.  Much costumed celebrating and ghoulish goings-on will have already begun yesterday and continue through today and Sunday into the official … Continue reading

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A Queer Baker’s Dozen of NewFest LGBT films – Part 2

Akron – I Love You Both – Women Who Kill – Don’t Call Me Son – The Cult – The Nest – (and a Lazy Eye addendum) I experienced a marathon weekend of new LGBT movies from around the world … Continue reading

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MOONLIGHT & the Queer Baker’s Dozen of NewFest LGBT Films – Part 1

Moonlight – The Pass – Esteros – Lazy Eye I am “recovering” from watching 14 LGBTQ themed movies over the course of four and a half days.  Not “recovering” in a bad way, only in as much as after seeing … Continue reading

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The Sublime Coastline of Brazil

Between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro lie some of the most fabulous coastline views on Earth – (including that “Twilight” honeymoon spot) Brazil (Alternate Take) – Antônio Carlos Jobim It’s always fun when a movie shows you some impressive, … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Pernambuco Memories

  Brazil – Cornelius   Why have Ed and I traveled twice to Brazil, exploring different parts of the country for the whole month of August in 2012 and 2016?  We do love to travel and explore the world when … Continue reading

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BLUMENAU – OKTOBERFEST IN BRAZIL

Brazil – Desi Arnaz The classic tune “Brazil”, performed in a classic style by Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra (yes, the Desi from “I Love Lucy”, he led a Band Orchestra in real life too, not just on TV).  Now … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Amazon Animal Adventures

Very Close Encounters with Caiman, Tarantula, Pink Dolphins & more in the Amazon! Brazil – Rosemary Clooney and John Pizzarelli Brazil – Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby (Yes, it’s a “Brazil” song double feature today, because it’s Rosemary Clooney, and … Continue reading

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