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Tag Archives: Summer of Love
Summer of Love: Keanu Reeves (the nicest guy on the internet)
You know, I think this might be my first real break through Summer of Love post, and I say that because part of any real process of cultivating love has to start with owning up, letting go, and letting yourself … Continue reading
Summer of Love: “Ahhh, los gringos otra vez”
The best scene from a movie ever? I don’t know, but there can be no question that this little bit of magic from Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969) would have to enter the conversation. I mean this film has … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Evil Meatballs vs. Cat
While cruising around Plaid Stallions late at night, as I am wont to do, I discovered a feature of a new retro toy blog Evil Meatballs vs. Cat (I love their blog theme) they were running that is kind of … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Monsieur Klein (1976)
Joseph Losey fascinates me, from his early masterpiece The Boy with Green Hair (1948) to his work with Harold Pinter in the 60s on adaptations like The Servant (1963) to his slumming with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Boom!, … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Yacht Rock
A couple of years back Brian Lamb turned me on to what might be the funniest set of videos I’ve yet to see on the internet: a 12 episode Rockumentary titled Yacht Rock. It’s a brilliantly conceived spoof on the … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Don’t Dance her Down
I love The Fiery Furnaces “Don’t Dance Her Down” tune which I discovered via Brad Efford. Which in turn reminds me of how much I loved Brad’s Daily inTune posts, as well as his Play-List experiment on UMW Blogs. In … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Yie Ar Kung-Fu
A Perfect Game on Yie Ar Kung-FuI’ve been in the emulator zone as of late after playing around with Dragon’s Lair, so it’s not too surprising the 80s arcade love abounds. And after playing a host of games on MAME … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Dragon’s Lair
I don’t know why the Summer of Love has taken me deep into 1980s video games, but over time I’ve learned to embrace, rather than fight, nostalgia. A few days ago, right after my last post, I started thinking about … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Blades of Steel
https://bavatuesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/blades_of_steel_theme.mp3 Blades of Steel Theme Song I love Blades of Steel, it still stands as one of the greatest console games of the 1980s, and I’ve been waiting for a DJ to discover and remix all the sound effects into … Continue reading
Summer of Love: Luke Waltzer
I love Luke Waltzer’s new blog Bloviate. More specifically, I love that Luke Waltzer is finally blogging at a steady clip in his own space. Luke and I came up as instructional technologists at CUNY (long before Boone even knew … Continue reading