Mindful Bard Film Review: Mary and Max

Film: Mary and Max (IFC Films 2010) Writer/Director: Adam Elliot Cast: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore, Reneé Geyer “God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” Ethel Watts Mumford “Her mother had told her that she was an ‘accident.’ How could someone be an accident? Grandpoppy Ralph had told her that babies were deliberate, and found by dads at the bottom of their beer.” From Mary and Max Eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle likes to shrink potato chip bags in the oven to make trinkets. She has a pet rooster named Ethel. Her father works in … Continue reading Mindful Bard Film Review: Mary and Max

Gregor’s Bed: Album Review

Album: Jack Djeyim, Show Me the Way (2010) Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Jack Djeyim Bass: Etienne Mbappé, Guy Sangué, Raymond Noël Ekwabi Drums: Brice Wouassi, Valerie Lobé, Dennis Tchangou Keyboards: Mario Canongue, Don Dieu Divin, Patrick Bebey Guests: Idrissa Diop, Manu Dibango Isn’t it a treat to find an album that gets you out of bed in the morning, throws a dose of enthusiasm into your exercise routine, and smoothes your day’s rough patches? I’m talking about one that is just there for you, one that understands all your angst and pain and yet still says, “Let’s dance!” (read more) Continue reading Gregor’s Bed: Album Review