Category Archives: Television

Driver

Have written here and here about how people, when faced with the knowledge of terminal illness, often then accomplish so much. Unfortunate that we often don’t see the short line. Still amazed when watching Patrick Swayze in The Beast, pushing … Continue reading

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See That Life

David Brooks on Charlie Rose. The inner peace dimension: Though no inner peace for Charlie Rose.

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Charlotte Harris

Watching the Lawrence Welk Show. This one from 1973. Everyone in the orchestra is wearing orange suits, on the Nat King Cole special. All men. Then notice one female member of the orchestra–the cellist, in an evening gown. Not orange. … Continue reading

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Fail Away

…where the Tavis Smiley story shows up in the lower banner going across the screen, but seeming to be less newsworthy to merit separate story coverage. Where he says no Where is there wrong but no pull Where there is … Continue reading

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Feigning

Watched an episode of Two and a Half Men. One of few seen. Mother of the “men”, played by Holland Taylor, insisting that her sons host a party that she is arranging for herself. Then she doesn’t want to go; … Continue reading

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Charles and Eddie

Remembering the song, but never having seen the video. Behind over 18 million others, who have seen it. Encountering Vintage Channel and there it is playing. Written by Mike Leeson and Peter Vale. Thought it was two black singers, but … Continue reading

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I know how I want you to see me

From Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 3, “Field Trip“. Written by Heather Jeng Bladt and Matthew Weiner. Don Draper has lost his job, and did not tell his wife. Remember writing down what one thought was a quote, when watching … Continue reading

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Agonist

From Mad Men. Collective circumstance. The let go And maybe can’t get up To the Vanilla Fudge version of “You Keep Me Hanging On“: You really don’t need me You just keep me hanging on

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Continuum

Seems that much of life involves control of negative emotions, while at the same time having the judgement to know when and how to resist darkness. Focused negatives towards another turning to focused negatives towards a group, and then to … Continue reading

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O’Hara and Mad Men

Wrote about Frank O’Hara and Mad Men. Producer Matthew Weiner also putting out audio book of O’Hara poetry, one year after Mad Men ended: Maybe needs that Jon Hamm as Don Draper voice: Weeks before O’Hara’s untimely death, in 1966, … Continue reading

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