I was probably only 10 or 11 when I first saw this movie. I’m guessing it was on HBO… but I’m not even sure if we had cable yet when I was that age. 🤔 Regardless, I was young enough that when I was watching it I didn’t realize that I wasn’t supposed to like this movie. Heh… it was only a few years ago that I learned Popeye is generally regarded as a crappy, crappy film. 😅 What’s wrong with people?
I read something recently that said people collectively rolled their eyes when they learned Popeye was a musical, and that the studio only made it that way because they wanted to match the success of “Annie” which was another comic book property turned movie musical. 🤷🏻♂️ I’m glad I didn’t know any better. 😊
The soundtrack is on Spotify… and I just added this track to my playlist. 😄 (I’ll pass on “He’s Large“)
I can’t remember the last movie that I saw in a theater. 🤔 I mean, I still haven’t even seen Avengers Endgame… even though a bunch of us had a plan to basically reserve an entire row of our own for that movie, but then Bri had to go and delivery a baby… 😏 I guess that’s a sufficient excuse.
So I’ll be anxiously awaiting for Rocketman to come to Redbox or available through Video-on-Demand or whatever. It’s not fair though… Mom has loved Elton forever. Like, really… for as long as he’s been Elton, Mom has loved him and his music – and of course by musical osmosis during by baby / toddler / kid / teen years, he became one of my favorite artists as well. 🙂 But man, what I would give for me and Mom and Dad to all be able to go and watch this movie together on one of the big, loud screens. 🥺
To be honest, it’s still difficult to listen to any of his songs when they pop up at random while I’m driving. Some days it makes me feel good and smile, but most days it’s just too much and I skip to whatever song gets served up next… heh… which is sometimes another Elton song. 🙄🤷🏻♂️😏 But this guy’s review… I almost always agree with the things he says about movies that I have seen, so to hear him give such a glowing review makes me feel that if it’s that good for the “normal” folks, then it’ll probably be something special for those of us who’ve had him as part of the soundtrack of our lives for the better part of five decades. 😊
I took a break from researching the countless different Medicare supplemental insurance plans to sit down with the keyboard… something I haven’t done in quite a while. I just really like the song Severely by FT Island, so I listened to it a couple more times and started picking out the chords by ear as best as I could – and this is what I’ve ended up with so far. 🙂 Yeah, a little bit of cheating by using the auto accompaniment, but I do still have to key in the proper chords to make it sound right.
Rather than sitting around the house grumbling, I decided to focus my frustration on making some changes here. Oh, and yesterday I also got a text that my prescription is ready to be picked up. 😑🤦🏻♂️ I swear they just wait to see if I’ll keep forcing this process to continue before just authorizing it. 🙄 But anyway, realizing that the reason I rarely use the desktop computer is mostly because it’s in the back bedroom, and that bedroom is friggin’ cold… and purple… I decided to move my desk (and the computer) out into the living room. 🤔
It doesn’t actually look right in the living room, at least not yet, but I made the decision based on my “I rarely have company, so I could even move my bed into the living room if I wanted to” theory. 🤷🏻♂️ But I enjoyed the process of setting it up and using zip-ties on all of the cords and cables to make it as neat as possible. The printer is wireless, so it can stay back in the purple room for now, and since the PC has bluetooth I can broadcast audio to the good stereo here in the living room as well. (Which might encourage me to create a new tracker tune at some point… as unlikely as that may be.)
If I could figure out where to move my bookshelf I could also bring the keyboard out of the yellow bedroom and get it hooked up to the computer as well. I’ve got a USB MIDI adapter that I’ve never put to use, so that idea has been clanking around my head too. But really I want the purple room to just be storage for stuff I’m going to sell or donate, the yellow room as a real extra bedroom, so I’m just starting to move and condense stuff as needed. It may be nothing, but it makes me feel productive.