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Return to Batman: The Brave & The Bold

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Return to Batman: The Brave & The Bold

While nothing can ever touch Batman: the Animated Series, this is a legitimate version of Batman and lots of fun. There are often nods of and echoes to Batman's lighter side, such as the Batman camp TV series from 1966 (and some of sillier Batman & Detective Comics from 1950's and 60's), as well as Batman's darker side, from his beginnings in the 1940's to even hints of things like Frank Miller's Dark Knight (a lot less of that, as this show was meant to be kid-friendly, even though there's plenty there for adult comic book geeks.

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The Modern Prince of Analog Synths

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The Modern Prince of Analog Synths

This guy, Tatsuya Takehshi, is "The Man", in terms of re-opening "The Gate" (pun intended. Synth nerds will get it) of analog synths to the average gal & guy (his first one for Korg, the Monotron, of which I've purchased four, and given two of those as gifts, cost less than most concert tickets!).

His making these analog synthesizers both affordable and hackable: Korg began making the schematics online, *and* actually labeling modifiable patch-points on the circuit boards! Unheard of in the modern commercial electronic instruments marketplace before this. Now, many (including industry leader, Moog!) have done this.

He recently stepped down from his position heading up the development team for these everyman's synths, and into the role of advisor only.

He created a huge legacy and big shoes for his successor to fill.

His work changed my life and re-immersed me into the addictive world of analog synthesis, for which I'm eternally grateful to him. 

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Herzog, Wrath of BlueRay

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Herzog, Wrath of BlueRay

There are so many fascinating details about this movie, which I'm learning about on the disc. For example, it was a dangerous movie to shoot, and even Herzog marvels on one of the two commentaries, that he was able to do it at all. He calls it "a miracle" and "a mystery".

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Netflix & AMC SHOW "The Killing": A Deceptive Theme of Deception.

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Netflix & AMC SHOW "The Killing": A Deceptive Theme of Deception.

The Killing on Netflix: Deceptive Theme About Deception

This show has such a tortured production and "broadcast" history. I *almost* shy from watching it for fear of the massive disappointment so many critics and viewers reported.

But I think that I won't be due to the almost certain persistence of what is to me, the most important element of this show:

 

Not the plot.

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