Dispatches from the Cornfield

anthony freemontIt seems every summer, little Anthony Freemont wishes me away to the cornfield, putting my posts on hiatus. (Why do I keep hanging out with this kid?!?) This time I got caught up earlier than usual–couldn’t even finish my Game of Thrones reviews. Should find my way out eventually, and start up blogging again–as well as answering some comments. In the meantime, remember, think happy thoughts. Cuz it’s a real good thing Anthony did! It’s a real good thing!

Already Royal: Reality Trippin’

maimouna-youssef-already-royal-video-lead-715x400Songstress Maimouna Youssef’s soulful cover We’re Already Royal not only puts Lorde’s original to shame, it complicates the young New Zealander’s Grammy winning track’s entire narrative. It flips the script, becoming a type of alternate surreal reality that (after closer inspection) we realize is really our own.

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GOT- “The Laws of Gods and Men”

laws of gods and menAnother Sunday another Game of Thrones. Wherein we visit a bank, attempt a rescue and cook up some goat. Oh yeah. Who’s up for a trial?

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GOT- “First of his Name”

Hodor BranAnother Sunday, another Game of Thrones. In which we learn, much like the Wu, Hodor-Bran ain’t nuthin’ to f*ck with. Many spoilers to follow.

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GOT- “Oathkeeper”

jon snow oathkeeperAnother Sunday another Game of Thrones. Seems the folks at HBO have decided to create some new plot lines for the series. Throw out the book ladies, lords and minor hedge knights; Dem Thrones done gone rogue! Big huge spoilers, the size of gorillas and what not, to follow.

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GOT- “Breaker of Chains”

Tyrion imprisonedAnother Sunday another episode of Game of Thrones. The King is Dead. Long Live the King. Spoily type spoilers to follow.

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My Own Personal Judas: Revisiting Jesus Christ Superstar

Carl Anderson JudasSometime in the mid 1990s, around Easter, I stumbled upon a VH-1 showing of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. I caught it in the middle, but I sat mesmerized, watching what appeared to be a rag-tag bunch of 1970s hippies and yippies singing and dancing a passion play. In the desert (!?) Before I knew it, the film had ended. But, being VH-1, it naturally started up again. So I watched it a second time. A few hours later I couldn’t deny it. I was hooked. And most shocking of all, the character who affected me the most wasn’t the guy playing the requisite Lord and Savior. It was Judas.

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