Important Message to WordPress.com Readers

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Hello fellow bloggers,

Sondan’s Weblog is being moved to its own domain —-> SonDan.net.

After a long hiatus I am itching to get back to maintaining my three blogs.

The move to a new host is in progress, so please check for OldSchoolMusicLover.com; EverythingOldIsNewAagain.net and SonDan.net, to be

up and operational  by the end of August, when this blog will be shut down.

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far.

Best Regards,

SonDan

Happy Labor Day 2012

Happy Memorial Day USA!

remember our soldiers bless them all
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“Chimpanzee” (2012)

One of the ways I relieve the stress  after a long week at work, is to attend a weekend matinee. My local Regal Theatre rewards regular attendance by giving me a coupon for a free movie after x number of ticket purchases.

Today I used my Free ticket to  screen “Chimpanzee” — a Disney nature film that opened yesterday (4/20/21). I heard an interview by the director and Jane Goodal on radio during my Friday  morning commute and I decided then that I would love the tale of the newborn “Oscar” being raised by his Mother and the drama of the Chimpanzee territorial war that costs Oscar’s Mother her life.

Since no Disney movie should ever end on a sad note,  the thrill is watching Oscar, after much rejection by his group, being adopted by the Alpha Male group leader and ultimately be accepted and loved by all of the tribe/family.

Of course knowing what was going to happen didn’t change my enjoyment of the film. I found the film fascinating to watch in spite of the  many tots in the audience talking throughout. :-)

Some of the children kept asking their parents why the movie was so long; others asked their parents why it was so short; and others felt the need to repeat most of what the film  narrator was saying.

But kids will be kids and I truly enjoyed my time at this screening.  If you are a parent take your young child, if you are a boomer take you grand child,  or if you just want  to see a heart-warming animal drama take yourself to see “Chimpanzee!”

Read “The Hunger Games” — the book by Suzanne Collins

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When I was a regular on “Multiply.Com”, after Yahoo Blogs closed down, I started to rate all of the weekend movies I saw. but then Multiply turned into a different kind of place and I stopped my regular movie posts and came here to WordPress.Com

Friday night I went to the 10 pm Imax showing of “The Hunger Games” the movie and decided to share the fact the the BOOK is tremendous! The movie is o.k. I had purchased my ticket ahead of time at Fandango.com, just in case. That turned out to be the right thing today since even though I arrived at the theater early, there were already about 70 folks already in line. It was reminiscent of when I went to see the last Harry Potter movie.

When I read and heard about the hoopla surrounding this movie last week I decided to see for myself what all of the fuss was about. Turns out is was a 2008 “Young Adult” Science Fiction/Romance novel written by Suzanne Collins.

Lately I have been extremely busy at work and too tired to read in the evenings after my daily commute — so I decided to make my commute work for me and give up Howard Stern for a week to listen to the audio version of the “Hunger Games Trilogy”.

I managed to complete the first book of the series by listening Monday through Thursday during my morning and evening commutes and lunch hours. The book was tremendous!

It was for the best that I had chosen the the audio book version, because if I had opted for the book on my Nook ereader,  would have stayed up all night to the book in one sitting: it would have been too hard to put it down and not know what happens next.

I know that my contemporaries reading this  are certainly NOT young adults but I encourage them to give this book a read if you are a fan of Science Fiction. You won’t be sorry.

Have a great week ahead and Happy Reading!

Happy Presidents Day!

Read here about the history of this holiday that started in 1971. If you get a day off enjoy it and reflect on how far we have come along and how much more we have yet to accomplish.

Heavy D On Magic

Never stop believing. Magic is just science we don’t understand.  Every original idea was considered insanity at first.   ~ Heavy D.

R.I. P.  Dwight! We love you and thank you for your contributions to arts & entertainment

Of all the videos Heavy made this is my all time favorite! He was all about family and it shows. Watch and enjoy.

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