Cat-Assisted Meditation — The Gloria Sirens

Meditation teachers will tell you to find a room and shut your animals out before you sit down to meditate. Too much distraction, they say. You should concentrate on yourself, they say. I often wonder if those teachers have any pets. Because if you shut a dog out of a room, that’s the only room […]

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How Keeper Got His Groove Back

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The Jackson SistersI Believe In Miracles

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Three guesses what I’ve been up to tonight Grueheads. I’ve been reclaiming my soul. That’s right, the past five hours have been spent finding this elusive tool and milking it for all it’s worth. I know what you’re thinking right now – poor bastard’s gone and grabbed himself a dose of dementia as he’s always harping on about soul. Indeed, it is a favorite topic of mine but, tonight, it was an entirely different strain of soul reacquainting itself. I’m speaking of the groove, the funk, the ants in your pants and the jive in your hive. I’m talking about dancing and that doesn’t equate to an uncomfortable left to right side slide either. There was no “how do I look under these flourescent lights?” and neither was there any “am I pulling a ridiculous face without knowing it?” I…

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Retro vs. Hereafter

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Waylon JenningsGood Ol’ Boy

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Things were so much different in the good old days. Just saying the words makes me feel like I’ve committed treason. You see, one of the things we say as children, when having this little nugget of sour-grapes wisdom imparted on us by our elders while their finger wags, is that we will never end up the same way. Yet it seems inevitable that time will eventually take its toll as we struggle in vain to keep up with just how much the world we live in has transmogrified since childhood. Change is generally regarded as a positive thing as technology continues to open new doors and simplify our everyday lives. However, it isn’t always beneficial and that’s the precise reason why retro is so appealing. Take vinyl for example. When it was announced that 33s and 45s were to become defunct…

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World War Z (2013)

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Release Date: June 21, 2013
Sub-Genre: Zombie/Sci-Fi
Country of Origin: United States
Budget: $190,000,000
Box Office: $540,000,000
Running Time: 116 minutes
Director: Marc Forster
Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ian Bryce
Screenplay: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof
Story: Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski
Based on World War Z: : An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Special Effects: Neil Corbould, Gábor Kiszelly, Gyula Krasnyánszky, David Watkins, Trevor Wood
Visual Effects: Scott Farrar, Matt Johnson, Jessica Norman, Andy Robinson, Simon Stanley-Clamp, Merzin Tavaria, Adam Valdez
Cinematography: Ben Seresin
Score: Marco Beltrami
Editing: Roger Barton, Matt Chesse
Studios: Skydance Productions, Hemisphere Media Capital, GK Films, Plan B Entertainment, 2DUX²
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Ludi Boeken, Fana Mokoena, David Morse, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Pierfrancesco Favino…

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