Tag: 2022

2022, Movies

Spiderhead (2022, Joseph Kosinski)

I loved George Saunders. I’ve only read one collection and one other story, but I’ve loved everything I’ve read. (This reminds me, I really should read his collections.) But I’ve never read this story. (I will soon, now that it’s spoiled for me.) So I can’t comment on how true this movie is to the …

2022, Music

Riley Goes to Detroit to See Billy Joel Live at Comerica Park, July 9, 2022

You may be wondering, why did I see Billy Joel? I have made my feelings about him pretty clear. But Jenn really likes Billy Joel, so we went to see Billy Joel in Detroit. I had only ever gotten lost in Detroit and Dearborn many years ago, and I’d never actually been there.

2022, Music

The Chicks Live at Budweiser Stage, Friday June 24, 2022

We moved during the pandemic. And, because it was the pandemic, for a while, it didn’t really hit home how far east we moved. But, you guys, let me tell you, when you have to go to Ontario Place for a concert and you live in the east end, it’s far. It’s so far we …

Movies

Jennifer Lopez: Halftime (2022, Amanda Micheli)

This is an official but rather insightful look at Jennifer Lopez as she tries to put on the Super Bowl Halftime Show while worrying about whether or not she’s going to get nominated for her first Oscar. All at the age of 50.

2022, Personal

Riley Goes to Colorado Day 3: Sunday May 29, 2022 – Fort Collins to Denver

We got up and realized that we might have trouble watching the race, as the place we were staying didn’t have cable. Fortunately, it did have Roku, something I have never used before. And fortunately, there was ESPN. However, if you watch F1, you know there was some rain and there was a bit of …

2022, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Colorado Day 2: Saturday May 28, 2022 – Estes Park to Fort Collins

We woke up earlier than we would have liked, having forgotten to book a new entry at Rocky Mountain National Park. I checked and saw there was still time at 1PM only. One of the hikes we looked at was not in RMNP but had quite a strenuous rise over a short distance. I was …

2022, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Colorado Day 1: Friday May 27, 2022 – Denver to Estes Park

Pre-pandemic, we used to travel to the States fairly often, both overnight in the summer to see minor league baseball games, and longer trips, usually in spring or fall, to cities we’d never visited. Our first of these trips in over two years was to Denver, Colorado, and environs. We went for 4 nights.

2022, Music

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Live at the Phoenix Concert Theatre Thursday May 5, 2022

This was my first concert in possibly close to three years. The pandemic played a major part in that but I also don’t remember what the last show I was before the pandemic closed everything down over two years ago. It had been a little while. This was my third time seeing Godspeed. Regrettably, it …

2022, Movies

White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch (2022, Alison Klayman)

I know very littles of Abercrombie and Fitch. For all I know, my first introduction to them might have been that “Summer Girls” song. More likely it was one of their ads, but I wouldn’t have known it at the time. Anyway, this was all news to be. But, for someone who didn’t know anything …

Basketball, Sports

Your 2021-2022 Toronto Raptors

There are people who will tell you that this season was a disappointment. (I saw one commenter in the normally reasonably sane comment section of The Athletic call the season “a disgrace.”) These people, as far as I know, are fans who joined due to the championship, or the years of success preceding it, as …