Really, does anybody need my opinion? No, I would say not. Being the only man in a house full of females has pushed my opinion into it’s proper tiny perspective.
That said, I like reviewing stuff. I find it cathartic to categorize, and I feel a kinship to the writings of Roger Ebert. Ebert has a way of looking at films that is at once consistent and amazingly off-kilter. His writing style is sublime stream of consciousness and still has an order about it.
This is not a replication of his style. I don’t think I could ever do that. Instead, this is a way for me to pay tribute to the man by indicating his profession, often overlooked and degraded, is worthwhile.
What is someone trying to accomplish when they make a movie, an album, a book? Is it an artistic expression, assembly line product or a lucky combination of art, relevance and watch-ability? Why can something of questionable value become a classic, when something of noble intentions become a steaming pile?
My wife often gets annoyed when I mention how a song works well in a particular scene or not. Why should this matter, she thinks? It matters as a manner of respect for the work or an artificial commercial tag on to sell records. Immediately I realize I am thinking way too much about this, for a typical schlub tax payer. Or am I? It’s my money, and more importantly (these days raising a family) my time. Wanting it to be spent on a worthwhile gesture is important to me. Is my way the only way? No, but I think as a domesticated human American male, I am closer to the average viewer than I was before. When I thought my opinion mattered. Which it doesn’t.
Don’t let this stop you from reading. Don’t let it stop you from commenting when you think my opinion stinks. I love talking about this stuff, and I am wrong way more now than I was before I got married.
Thanks for reading,
I had no idea you were interested in in reviewing and commenting on subjects. I for one found your opinions very interesting! Keep up the great work. Are you still at the old place? I look forward to reading more from you!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Sharon. I have a passion for writing and my wife got tired of being the only outlet for my opinions.
I have been with the new place since 2005. I really enjoy it here and the benefits here were great until Obamacare was passed.
Take care, and I really look forward to interacting with you, both on FB and here. Let me know when I am on the ball or off the mark.
Just wanted to say you’ve got an amazing blog here, keep up the excellent posts.
Thank you so much, Vinnie. It’s not as much labor as it is a love.
Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook
group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
Please let me know. Many thanks
Feel free, Hosea. More the merrier.
Just wondering, have you seen the Corner Gas movie? If so, what did you think?
I most definitely have seen the movie. I thought it was great to see the old gang again and I look forward to writing a review of it as soon as I can. I have been wavering as to whether or not to wait until I caught up episode wise, but I think sooner is better.
Thank you so much for reading!
No coincidence that I named by blog after Ebert, too. I like what you said about him. I loved him, loved his writing. My mom gave me one of his books of compiled reviews for Christmas when I was a kid and it amde me want to be a writer.