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02/21/2003 Entry: "Citizen Kane and stuff"

If you look at this guy real quick, does it look like me? I think it's the hair.

This is an original Ghost pedal--the first incarnation. And it went dirt cheap! How come the cool stuff shows up when I'm broke? (In case you don't know, Billy Rhythm is the foremost online authority on the GHOST pedal.)

It's Back! This guy just bough this drum on Feb 12. Maybe he now realizes it's as ugly as the pictures.

So you know what I did last night? I watched Citizen Kane. Props to my buddy Jim for lending it to me, along with Lord of the Rings. Since Susan went to Caleb's baby shower, I was alone. "Which movie would you prefer I watch without you?" I asked Susan. She said she didn't care anything about Kane, so I watched it sans wife. I loved it! In fact, I was so enthused when Susan got home, I convinced her to watch it! So I watched it again! Twice in the same night! It's that good. If you haven't seen it, you must. If you can get the remastered DVD, get it. It looks so good! It doesn't look like a film from 1939. It looks like a film made yesterday, just shot in b&w. The blacks are black, and there's no film noise. And if you don't know what Rosebud is, don't look it up. Don't search the 'net. It's better if you don't know. It was priceless last night when Susan found out what it was. (I already knew--I think I learned it from playing Trivial Pursuit. I would have preferred not to know.) When you watch, look for the use of light and shadow. See how many "deep focus" shots there are--shots that have very close up, and very far away, all in focus. It's really well done. And it's even more fantastic when you realize Wells co-wrote the screenplay, produced, directed, and starred in the film. He was only 25 at the time, and it was his first movie!

Replies: 2 people have rocked the mic!

The picture does remind me of you but I think its the abundance of drums, not the hair.

Posted by Grampy @ 02/22/2003 06:57 AM EST

Don't think it looks like you.

Posted by Jim @ 02/24/2003 07:49 AM EST

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