Thursday, August 22, 2019

Inslee To Run For 3rd Term

Hot off his unsuccessful run for President, Jay Inslee has announced that he will seek a third term as Washington governor.
The last Governor of this state to serve 3 terms was Dan Evens. Evans was elected to his 3rd term in 1972.
Inslee's predecessors, Gary Locke and Chris Gregoire, both retired from the position after two terms.

WOW! 14-Year-Old Singer Benicio Bryant Takes Risk With Original Song - A...

Maple Valley's Benicio Bryant, performing on America's Got Talent.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Inslee Ends Presidential Campaign

KIRO radio reports the Washington governor Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 race to be President of the United States.
Inslee is expected to announce whether he will seek a 3rd term as governor.

Michael Douglas Doesn't Get Why Fans See Gordon Gekko as a Hero | The Da...

Hollywood has a way of making heroes out of villains.  Michael Douglas says in this piece, he doesn't know why his signature character, Gordon Gekko is so admired.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Like A Rolling Stone by The Rolling Stones Denver 2019

He's not your average 76 year old.   Rolling Stone front man Mick Jagger performs the Bob Dylan classic on their current tour.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Peter Fonda Dies

In a sad a coincidence,  in the weekend when the 50th anniversary of Woodstock was being observed, Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the movie Easy Rider, also emblematic of the counter culture and also released 50 years from last month, has died of  lung cancer, he was 79.  
Fonda was from an acting family, his father was beloved actor Henry Fonda.  Sister, Jane Fonda was known as much for her protesting of the Viet Nam as for her many screen roles and daughter Bridget had a strong film career in the 1990s.

Who Did I Meet This Weekend?

I was handed this button after shaking hands with the new Rabbi at Temple B'Nai Torah, last Friday.  Rabbi Sydney Danziger, started her work at TBT this summer. She strikes me as an out of the box thinker.  She brought percussion instruments for attendees to play during the service.  Instead of being on the bema (podium), she conducted service from a stool on the floor beside her vocalist, Michaela, who strummed a guitar.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Woodstock 50th Anniversary

No doubt the most famous single event of the counterculture, Woodstock, took place 
August 15-19th, 1969.  It featured artist like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Who, along with many more classic rock acts.
An attempt have Woodstock 50 to commemorate the festival, couldn't get off the ground.

Wilson, Cierra, Macklemore Invest In Seattle Sounders

An active Seattle Seahawk is now an owner of another major Seattle professional sports team.  It was announced this week that Wilson, his wife Ciara, Rapper Macklemore, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were joining the ownership group of the Seattle Sounders.   The Sounders, who also play at Century Link Field, began play in 2009, and have one MLS Cup, won in 2016.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Wenatchee Had A TV Station

Someone saw my post on KNBS and pointed out that during the 1980s, Wenatchee, a city about the same size as Walla Walla had it's own TV station.  KCWT (Central Washington TV) operated from 1984 until 1993.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Yesterday--The Movie

We saw Yesterday last weekend at the Bella Bottega Theatre in Redmond.  I am a Beatles fan as I grew up in the heyday of Beatlemania.  While many subsequent generations have embraced the band, living during the evolution of the group was an experience in itself.  The band was always doing new thing and rewriting the industry.  It really was a phenomenon beyond words.
In this movie, a struggling street musician, Jack Malik, finds that the world has forgotten everything about the Beatles.  That is everyone but him,  he finds out that he can kindle the flames of Beatlemania by singing songs of the group, since no one knows of there existence.  This makes for a great career for Jack. 
Hamesh Patel is marvelous as Jack and Lily James is wonderful in her role as his manager/love interest Ellie.  Kate McKinnon is a scene stealer in the role of Jack's manager Debra Hammer. I think all three performances are Oscar Worthy.