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Ford Verses Ferrari

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So let’s start with what is bad in this movie, the title. This movie really isn’t about the epic struggle between the Ford Motor Company and Italy’s best car company, Ferrari. This movie really isn’t about Henry Ford, II and his desire to beat, Enzo Ferrari. Instead, this movie is about a friendship between Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles. Unless you are a car enthusiast, most people haven’t heard of Carroll Shelby. You have to be an absolute racing nut, you would’ve never heard of Ken Miles. Now, you can sort of see why they named a movie Ford versus Ferrari.

The cast is absolutely fantastic. There are wonderful performances by Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Caltriona Balfe was also wonderful as the wife of Ken Miles.

Basically, this movie is about Carroll Shelby making a car that would beat the Ferrari at the LeMans. The person Carroll Shelby hires to help him build this “supercar” is Ken Miles. Ken Miles is not only an engineer but he’s also a driver. He is a great driver. He understands cars. He understands how cars feel and work when they are pushed to the limit.

This movie takes place in the late 50s and early 60s. The direction is fabulous. The racing scenes are absolutely tremendous.  I highly recommend this movie. Have fun.

By |2020-03-07T22:21:57-04:00March 7th, 2020|Movies|Comments Off on Ford Verses Ferrari

Christmas Tunes

I was going to write a long post on the Cowboys season. Then I thought why? Everyone in the world is writing about the Cowboys and Jason Garrett. I know that some folks are saying that the Cowboys are very talented. I’m not sure that’s true. Today the Cowboys looked bad – offense, defense and special teams. We will see what happens in the offseason.

Michael Buble’ kinda has a Bing Crosby voice. Soft and mellow. He voice was made for Christmas tunes

When you think about great Christmas tunes, I really don’t think about Joy to the World. It is a nice tune but I really don’t think that anyone has really hit this tune out of the park. Well, Earth, Wind and Fire has a very cool version of Joy to the World.

Winter Wonderland is one of my favorite Christmas tunes. I’m sorry but I really love the Andy Williams version of this tune,

Williams just has a great voice. I remember in high school, trying to play this tune. We killed it. No I mean we really murdered the tune. I’m surprised that are band director didn’t give up. He didn’t and we got somewhat better.

Al Jarreau put out a Christmas album. His version of Winter Wonderland is worth a listen. It swings. Al really leans into the Walking portion of the refrain which gives the tune a nice groove.

So, forget the disappointing Cowboys. Let’s enjoy some great Christmas music.

 

By |2019-12-22T23:22:34-04:00December 22nd, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Christmas Tunes

Otis Redding- Merry Christmas, Baby

Artist: Otis Redding
Tune: Merry Christmas Baby

This tune really doesn’t get its due. It is Otis Redding in a nutshell. If you are looking for the Memphis horn sound this tune has it. Otis was so soulful. This tune has the soulful power of his voice. Again this is one of the great Christmas tunes!!

By |2018-12-25T16:48:51-04:00December 25th, 2018|Music|Comments Off on Otis Redding- Merry Christmas, Baby