intro

I’m a serious blogger. Well, let me qualify that. I have lots of experience blogging. I’ve been doing it for over 2 years now and I’ve been on about 5 different blog sites with varying success. I’ve always had the point of view that I should be free with my personal life and information. I mentioned friends, names, places, all kinds of stuff. I mean, it’s hard enough to write so dealing with censoring yourself just makes it more hard.

So, my last blog abruptly stopped. I had like 50 or so regular readers and they have no idea what happened to me. I just stopped writing. Why? Too much personal info led to problems. This woman I’ve never met, but had a relationship of sorts with had tracked me down using info from the blog. I thought my unlisted phone number and the fact that I’ve moved 2 times since I had last spoken to her would be a good enough insulator but I was wrong.. I had misestimated her quite a bit.

But I still had ideas and movie reviews and tv show commentary and politics to discuss.. What to do? And so here I am again. This time, however, I’m not revealing anything that can lead anyone to me. Maybe someday I’ll let go, but for now, that’s my plan… All names will be in letter form, and no real locations will be revealed. Lets just say for sake of simplicity that I live in Philadelphia. Even though I don’t exactly.

And readership? Well, who knows who will find me..

Slingo

Ok, so I’m at the liquor store the other day and see this new thing. Slingo online from the NJ lottery.

I remember this game from a few years ago (see slingo.com). It’s quite addictive and kind of mindless. Like Bingo on crack.

I buy 5 tickets.

I’m not a huge gambler, but I’ll tell you what, the game was fun as hell. I now plan on buying 5 tickets a week. Better than buying a pind of Vodka a week no? We’ll see how this goes..

Oh, and now I’m hooked on the regular (free) version at slingo.com too.. thanks NJ Lottery!

Movies

Just saw 2 documentaries this past weekend..

1) Touching the Void – Pretty incredible story and very well made.. I still am in disbelief
2) My Architect – An amazing story about a guy from Philadelphia that is known all around the world.

Music

Ok, some cool music that I meant to put up on the old blog that never made it..

(in no order)

1. The Decemberists – Anything by them is so far quite good.. mellow but good
2. The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button
3. Marianne Faithful – Before The Poison
4. Smog – Supper
5. ccc – Revolved – This is a mosh up quite in the style of the Grey Album mixing the Beatles Revolver with all kinds of stuff.. Quite good!
6. Anything by Thelonious Monk – I just decided he’s amazing.

Philadelphia Film Festival

So the Philadelphia Film Festival just put up tehir film listings for this years event. I am so excited! I’ve gone the past 5 years and it just keeps getting better and better. This year there are some cool guests as well as the usual incredible lineup of films (of which I intend to see at least 20). Check out the website and go!!

intro

I’m a serious blogger. Well, let me qualify that. I have lots of experience blogging. I’ve been doing it for over 2 years now and I’ve been on about 5 different blog sites with varying success. I’ve always had the point of view that I should be free with my personal life and information. I mentioned friends, names, places, all kinds of stuff. I mean, it’s hard enough to write so dealing with censoring yourself just makes it more hard.

So, my last blog abruptly stopped. I had like 50 or so regular readers and they have no idea what happened to me. I just stopped writing. Why? Too much personal info led to problems. This woman I’ve never met, but had a relationship of sorts with had tracked me down using info from the blog. I thought my unlisted phone number and the fact that I’ve moved 2 times since I had last spoken to her would be a good enough insulator but I was wrong.. I had misestimated her quite a bit.

But I still had ideas and movie reviews and tv show commentary and politics to discuss.. What to do? And so here I am again. This time, however, I’m not revealing anything that can lead anyone to me. Maybe someday I’ll let go, but for now, that’s my plan… All names will be in letter form, and no real locations will be revealed. Lets just say for sake of simplicity that I live in Philadelphia. Even though I don’t exactly.

And readership? Well, who knows who will find me..