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That Was The Week That Was: February 29th, 2016


Death: Nancy Reagan was the First Lady of the 80s and if you lived through those years, you’ll remember her terrifying visage. The woman behind the man, with tarot cards and psychics, a Palace Guard and a dysfunctional family. But time closes it all down, and now she is dead at 94 years, the inevitable closing time of life is a slow and steady drain of the strength to live. Until you grow old, you can’t imagine the way the feels as you lose your skills, the inevitable irreversible otherness of life.

Live: Speaking of the inevitability of aging and death, God Save The Who, the 70s band who themselves inevitably face the long goodbye, but with earplugs and graying or no air still claim the kids are alright despite all signs pointing to the opposite. Meanwhile, New Order at

Recorded: A good week for hip hop, both Kendrick and Weezy-2 Chainz. Apple Play dubbed 2 Chainz a pop rap entertainer and Lil Wayne a trickster and they both retain that aura.

The Race For The Presidency:  According to the New York Times “Outside groups are moving to deploy more than $10 million in new attack ads across Florida and millions more in Illinois, casting Mr. Trump as a liberal, a huckster and a draft dodger. Mr. Trump’s reed-thin organization appears to be catching up with him, suggesting he could be at a disadvantage if he is forced into a protracted slog for delegates.” I am not sure why the Times is in the business of wishful thinking but I don’t see how they are gonna shovel themselves out of the Trump nomination. And even if they do, Trump will definitely bolt the party and then they’ve got whole worlds of problems.

Movies: May I just note that I am much less amused to “Zootopia” than most people… while it looks fabulous, something is missing, and, I might add, I can’t say I am thrilled by the entire prey versus predators, you can’t tell the good guys by its cover concept. It hits me as obvious. Of course, I’m not ten years old. Grade: B


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