I thought I’d start by talking about some non-musical stuff.
I stumbled across a youtube video last night created by someone who totally hated the new Picard show; he thought it ruined the character. What’s more, the comments were full of people who agreed! I don’t get it. I truly don’t. And that’s all the time I’m going to spend on it.
I finally got Disney+ a few weeks ago. The Madalorian was pretty good. And, I didn’t know Disney owned National Geographic. I guess it’s just a matter of time until everything lives in the House of Mouse. I do like reliving my childhood on movies I don’t necessarily own, but still enjoy, along with newer classics, especially the Pixar stuff. One pretty big fucking complaint. They redubbed the voices of Darby and King Brian in Darby O’Gill and the Little People. I checked online, and while there was no definitive answer, it was apparently done a few years ago because it was decided that a new audience may not be able to understand dialogue because of the accents.
On the upside, I wound up buying a DVD copy of the film on Amazon for less than $7, original voices intact.
I just finished watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. Man. Intense show full of horrible people. Folks really ain’t never satisfied.
#ONOVOY (One Man. One Voice. One Year) continues. Link is on the left. The most recent additions are Piece of the Moon and I’ll Be All Right. The latter dates back to the mid 90s or so.
I’ve finished eight chapters on Eyes in my Dream, and will probably start editing chapter 9 tonight.
Finally, it’s interesting to watch this whole COVID-19 thing from a distance. So to speak. Meaning I’m not paying that much attention. I’m happy to work from home, but aside from that and the dog parks being closed, my life isn’t much different.
From my perspective, for the most part, people got on board with this pretty early, and largely went along with the whole shelter in place thing with minimal complaint, besides hoarding. Now the backlash seems to have started. People are protesting the idea of being forced to stay home, saying it’s a violation of their rights.
They have a point.
And that’s the issue. Where is the line between a loss of liberties and the interest of public safety? I’ve gone along with it, but again, it’s not like life has been that different for me. I’ve even had a few female visitors, so I’ve managed to have physical needs met from time to time. So...in that sense, I have violated the shelter in place rule.
I have NOT protested publicly and obstructed the paths of others either going to work or doing their work. That’s rather fucked up.
Yet again, I think they have a point. At the very least, they have the right to speak up, though probably not to fuck up everyone else’s schedule. Well, maybe they do have that right, but they shouldn’t be dicks about it.
I don’t know where the line between public safety and private liberty is. I do know that the loss of any freedom, regardless of the reason, worries me. It’s a slippery slope. I also know the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (thank you, Spock). And, I still think the whole thing is overblown.
Still, I did make one change. Since moving back to Tempe, I’ve visited my mom in CA every month. I didn’t go last month, and I probably won’t until this is over. Why not? Because apparently, this thing isn’t fatal to people my age, but it does kick our ass. I’d rather not go through it. If I had it, was asymptomatic, and gave it to her, it might kill her. That’s not a risk I’m willing to take. Thankfully, she agrees.
I guess that’s MY line.
Y’all be good. Stay healthy and safe.