Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Frank Sinatra sings Cycles...

Mr. Frank looking "Mr.Cool" as usual:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Last Waltz by The Group...

Went to the Wexford Opera House last night to see the re-enactment of the famous The Last Waltz concert by The Band by a Dublin based ensemble. The troupe did a great job and it was a most entertaining night. If it comes around your neck of the woods you should go along. The Wexford venue, by the way, was as good as any venue I have ever been in. Top notch.

Holmes From Holmes...

Since I've come back from holidays (Rome & Sorrento, since you ask), I've caught up on the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film and also the first two editions of the new BBC1 drama "Sherlock".

The Ritchie version left me cold. It totally concentrated on the pugilistic skills of the great detective, whilst placing the deductive aspects in the background. It might as well have been an Indiana Jones film for all it added to the Sherlock Holmes canon.

However, the BBC drama was much more aligned to the Conan Doyle original. Although placed in modern day London, it not only lost none of the late 19th century appeal, but also added to the original by staying true to Doyle's intriguing, and still enduring, creation. I particularly found fun in the adaptation of Holmes' deductions set in the modern age. And was still pleased at the old fashioned settings of the rooms in 221b Baker Street (with coal fire burning and all).

I look forward to catching up on the next episode. Sadly, I cannot say the same about the Mr. Ritchie's.