Monday, October 27, 2008

Some updates on myself....

I'm starting to finally put some ideas in motion.

I am in progress of my first drawing. I'm hoping to finish it within the next few weeks, once I can get some colors that I am missing to finish it. I will share it with all once finished.

Second, within the next week or so I'll be making an announcement on my next venture in life. I've run the idea by some people and just need to get some more info and set something up before making the announcement. So keep you eyes open.

I'm looking forward to some new music coming in the near future, including the long awaited Guns N Roses album Chinese Democracy. I'll try to get it as soon as it hits to give it a listen and let everyone know my thoughts of it.

Lastly, I'm very excited about the Rangers start to the 08-09 season. This is a great sign of possible things to come. Hoping we put a hurting on them fishsticks in Long Island tonight.

Keep Rockin'

Friday, October 17, 2008

High School is NOT a Happy Musical

I can hear the young kids and fans of Disney screaming already; "He's going to attack Disney, lynch him!!" Put your flames and pitchforks down folks. I am and have been a Disney fan for years. I can easily sit down to watch Disney classics like Alice in Wonderland or Winnie the Pooh because I choose to. Plus let's not forget that Disney brought us our favorite Jack's, Jack Skellington and Captain Jack Sparrow.

My issue is with the phenomenon known as High School Musical which makes high school look like everyone gets along with everyone and at the end it's a fairytale ending of beautiful people. When did this replace movies like Grease and The Breakfast Club as a movie to watch about high school and why didn't I get the memo.

Yes, I know Grease is a musical. But Grease covers ALL high school issues from the new girl trying to fit in to trying to find yourself and even the topic of teen pregnancy. And we all know that teenage pregnancy is becoming an issue that needs more discussion now then it even did ten years ago, right Sarah Palin??

The Breakfast Club is a classic because it shows the different groups that form in high school, the pressures that they felt by their peers and parents and that deep down everyone has something in common but high school almost forces people into separate social systems.

The High School Musical phenomenon has many of our pre-teens thinking that high school is going to be fun and happy and EVERYONE will get along. Everyone in society needs to get along before sub-social systems can ever think of being perfect.

I'm not saying to keep your kids away from High School Musical, by all means if they like it let them see it. But also let them see Grease and The Breakfast Club to even out the fairytale with some reality. And, most importantly, share your high school experiences with them because THAT is the REAL high school they need to hear about.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gone but not forgotten

I know its been a bit since my last entry. Been a bit busy with a few things but I have a few things in mind that you'll hear my thoughts on very soon. So, just hold tight cause there's plenty more coming from yours truly for you all.