Happy Birthday, Elfman!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone, and Happy birthday to Danny Elfman, a composer whose work I’ve enjoyed ever since Oingo Boingo recorded “Ain’t This The Life.”  I worked on the cue sheets on the TV show “Sledgehammer” and had the privilege of listening to his amazing main theme over, and over, and over…. Everyone knows…

RIP Chris Cornell

Important musical artists have been dying with disturbing frequency in the last couple of years, haven’t they? I woke up this morning to the news and at first I thought I had dreamed it. It was unlikely that he would die so young. Loved his performances in Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and his…

Billions – 10/10!

That’s right, I’m putting this @Showtime series — that just finished it’s second season — right up there with the best things I’ve ever seen on TV or a movie screen. The medium of TV is on top of the world now that experiments like “Wiseguy” and “The Sopranos” showed others how to create the…

Barolo (Seattle Restaurant) – 8/10

Seattle residents/visitors – this recent Italian discovery of mine is highly recommended. Reservations: Allow at least three to four days if you’re reserving a table for the weekend. Food: Delicious. Not a lot of fish or chicken entrees. Good house chianti. Cost: Medium. Atmosphere: Medium noise, but definitely upscale/romantic. Good views of Seattle downtown from…