Some people like to write reviews on films. I prefer to crunch movie numbers…. I will update this post from time to time with the latest Google Doc mega spreadsheet of movie ratings. Read on (below the spreadsheet) for an explanation. Bookmark this page: zepfanman.com/mymovies
Last Google upload: 2015 July 22 (3,488 entries). Formats: Web-based, comment-able Google Docs file (embedded below). I keep the frequently-updated XLSX on Dropbox here for download.
Zepfanman has finally seen (a fourth of) Zeppelin. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters played at 7pm on the final day (Sunday, 7/14/13) of Louisville’s annual Forecastle festival. The performance was the icing on the cake of an epic weekend of music, with a set on the main Mast Stage between Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and The Avett Brothers.
I’m hoping Robert Plant will play a Zeppelin tune or two, like this totally reconfigured “Black Dog” performance last year. I’m not even going to mention any other “must see” artists for fear of leaving anyone out, but here are a few of the headliners: The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, The Flaming Lips, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Toro Y Moi, Jim James, and Big Boi. Read more Forecastle 2013 artists playlist ›
I’m so thrilled about these upcoming events (3/7-5/4: two concerts, a play, and a lecture) that I’m inviting everyone. I’ll be buying my tickets in the next two weeks—and none of them are more than $25. Charles Bradley will be at Exit/In in Nashville on May 4th; the others are all in Louisville, through the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (voted four times as Kentucky’s best venue for music, theater and dance).
*July 26th update below.* The transmission I had overhauled three years ago in my Ford Ranger has given out again. Too expensive to repair it (for a third time), so I’m putting the word out to see if anyone knows of an inexpensive replacement around Louisville, preferably used.
I really don’t even care if I get another truck. I’d like to find another car that will last at least 5 or 6 years and gets 25 mpg or more. Something around $3-6k, is about all I can afford. Or should I just buy a scooter and rent cars for long trips?
Of course, this happens right in the middle of needing to find a new apartment by mid-August, so if you have tips on that, too, I’m all ears. Need an apartment or house for three (clean) bachelors.
*UPDATE* Well, my friend Dawn at Carriage Ford found me a great deal on another Ranger (used, 2007) this afternoon. Went ahead and bought it. I’m sure I’ll have more info about it soon.