Author Archives: Paleo Retiree

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

Docs About Movies 2: “Big Joy”

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to installment two in my short series about documentaries about movies, a genre that I 1) currently happen to find very lively, and 2) watched a bunch of examples of recently. (Installment one is here.) Today:

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Docs About Movies 1: “Free Radicals”

Paleo Retiree writes: Sick and housebound with a cold/flu/something-or-other, I’ve been passing the time with a lot of doc-watching via Netflix Instant. Weird the way that illness makes me lose my appetite for fiction films. Why should that be? Is it as simple as … Continue reading

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Cartoon Gangsta

Paleo Retiree writes: Good lord, the ways some people dress these days. Mr. Gang was so devoted to demonstrating his Badness that he kept flashing a roll: LOL: I just noticed for the first time that his forearm tattoos match the number on his … Continue reading

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“Reel Injuns”

Paleo Retiree writes: Half-interesting, half-annoying CBC-produced doc, directed and hosted by Neil Diamond, a Canadian Cree, about Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans; the Question Lady and I caught it recently on Netflix Instant. It’s in the “this topic means a … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Four

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fourth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Three

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the third episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures. Today we talk about … Continue reading

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