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18 February 2011

Playlist for February 18th, 2011

Auto race; circa 1920's

Out here on the prairie, the cold, dreary winter weather has broken (for the time being) and has graced us with sun and mild temperatures.

When the weather starts getting nicer, it makes me think of gardening, barbecuing and getting outdoors.

But first things first...

My poor car (a 2008 black Volkswagen Beetle named Bert) has been in dire need of a good cleaning and some general maintenance since October.

This weekend, I'm workin' on the car and maybe even taking a little joy ride, so I'm gonna need some good tunes.

This week, we have lots of songs dealing with cars, roads and driving.


15 February 2011

Movie Night - 100 Rifles

Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds (with a horrible fake moustache)
and Raquel Welch in 100 Rifles

Opening with the prelude to an execution and ending with a battle involving Yaqui Indians, WWI-era German officers and Jim Brown (former Cleveland Brown and all-around Renaissance Man), the film 100 Rifles involves stolen money, illicitly purchased firearms and a counter-culture sensibility that bleeds through.

Brown stars as Lyedecker, a sheriff from Arizona sent to track down Yaqui Joe (Reynolds), who has stolen $6000 from a bank in Phoenix in order to procure guns for the native Mexicans fighting against the "federales".  Welch portrays Sarita, a local who cares about the native cause and fights with everything she has.

Not a great film, but not a bad one either, you should....

Check it out!  (WP)(AMG)(IMDB)