Go ahead, write me: bruce(at)jiveradio.org
AIRTIMES: Bruce’s “Bucket of Tunes” is a constantly curated playlist of Schizoclectic musical fare which airs M-F from 6-9am.
29apr20 – hey, here’s what has been on the tube here in the BVD t.v. lounge.
NARCOS on NF–pretty good. a three season run, 10 shows per season. the first 2 seasons are all about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar. the 3rd season is about the mighty Cali Cartel, that took over after Pablo went down. an interesting look at modern cocaine history. more gunfights and shootings than Goodfellas. these guys were nasty.
KEN BURNS “VIETNAM” SERIES–this is an epic piece of work, a vital piece of American History that is loaded with breath-taking drama and information. and with 10 episodes, each about 2 hours long, it’s tailor-made for quality binging.
THE LAST DANCE on ESPN–if you’re jonesing for some great sports, this 10 part series centered around the final championship season of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls will get the job done. what’s a pleasant surprise…..the interviews aren’t censored. so it’s pretty cool to hear Jordan and Rodman and others dropping f-bombs…..you know, like real people. a refreshing and positive decision.
ALL THE LECTURES AVAILABLE ON YOU TUBE. this is an amazing resource. the next time you want to watch something that’s, you know, kinda smart, well, just about anyone you can think of whose rap you like has multiple lectures posted. lately, i’ve been truly entertained by terence mckenna, alan watts, aldous huxley, noam chomsky, larry harvey…………and each of these gentlemen has DOZENS of lectures posted. it’s bottomless….and endlessly astounding.
OUR PLANET–a ten show season, narrated by the awesome David Attenborough. you can’t have a better default show than this. fantastic stuff, with some wildlife footage that will have you constantly re-winding, pausing, and marvelling at.
as for movies, i’ve seen some real stinkers, a specialty of NF. but one great one is HER. directed by the great Spike Jonez, it stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson and it just nailed me. really really really good. the punchline in this one is a total bullseye. a quiet masterpiece of life in the not too distant future, and you better believe that the Scarjo O.S. is not too far away.
and for those who like Jim Carrey, give YES MAN a shot. pretty darn cool, with lots of good Carrey Comedy.