One word best describes Neil Young: prolific. Not only has he produced a new album about every year of his career, his is busy remastering and releasing his old catalog. Along the way he has dug into his archives to release old Buffalo Springfield demos and alternate takes. He has also reached back into … More Neil Young: His Back Pages
The name might be familiar, it has been part of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, but recently, just David Crosby. Crosby, or Croz as he is frequently known, is a survivor of the 1960s, drug addiction, a liver transplant, a stretch in a Texas prison, and the highs and … More David Crosby: Deja Who?
You can show me anything Judi Dench does and I’ll watch it. She’s my red velvet cake, delicious performances every time out. She has played Queen Victoria before and this time delivers an equally strong performance. For me, she was Meryl Streep before Meryl Streep – strong roles and great performances. And she gets better … More Victoria & Abdul
Thirty-eight years after last working together, they are together again in a Netflix produced film called Our Souls at Night. This is the fourth pairing and long overdue. This film did not generate much publicity, stars in their seventies and eighties usually do not, but there were not two hotter stars in the 1970s than … More Fonda and Redford
One day you wake up and you’re not the young turk anymore, or even the guy moving toward the top of the ladder – you are the guy other people wonder when you’ll submit your retirement papers. Time passes quickly. It’s over before you know it. Life goes faster as you get older. Cue Sinatra … More Passing the Torch
A full and respected career, Christopher Plummer has reemerged in some powerful and memorable film roles. At age 80, Plummer began a string of films that won him awards, gave his starring roles and clarified that he’s more than a movie star. While film provided him steady … More Christopher Plummer: A Strong Third Act
The sun curls beyond the horizon, the warmth splashes all around, like ripples washing over everything as far as the day reaches before it begins its withdrawal. Like a blind man feeling what he cannot see, tiny fingers reach inward bringing clarity and insight. There is purpose. There is belief. There is selflessness. The feet … More I Believe in You
Let me say this right upfront: I loved the original Blade Runner film. I’ve seen it many times through the years, the different versions, and even read a very detailed book on the making of the making of the film. The 1982 theatrical release contained a voice-over Harrison Ford narrative, added to help viewers follow … More Blade Runner 2049: My Review
I work in a field where relationships are the currency for getting things done. One of the core values of the organization I work for is relationship building. When these core values were being developed, there was very intense debate on whether this would make the final list. A management consultant had said to my … More Making a Deposit
Warning: This message has very little nutritional value. Many, many years ago when I was a college student, a professor asked us to draw an organization. Mostly, the results looked like this: a series of boxes in a pyramid with connecting lines. There was a boss at the top (The Man), several layers increasing in … More Organizational Structure: Cake or Pudding?