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Lost and Found: 1 Grecian ‘Stache

All of you will surely recognize the man on the left.  His biblical image comes at you in all of its hair and puffy-shirtness like a thunder clap.  Yanni stands as the hairiest, women-loving man I know [of]…though Hugh Jackman must be at the top of this game too!  And…Continue Reading

Dan Zanes Concert

Saturday was our big day for the Dan Zanes concert followed by yummy food at the Varsity in Atlanta. Hard to top that! Balthazar didn’t get quite as much out of the concert as we had hoped; he was tired and hungry. But he did get to hear his favorite…Continue Reading

Monster House, A Review

We took Balthazar to see “Monster House” this past weekend. He really enjoys watching movies, so when there’s something appropriate on for his attention span, we love to take him. This time was a little different. He’s been watching the previews on TV and specifically requested “Monster House.” We were…Continue Reading

Drum-Filled Weekends

As I’ve said before, October is a busy month for the Gradin household. This year, drumming events take a great deal of our time in the fall. On Friday, Alchemy Drumming and Dance put together a drum circle for the Georgia Theater Conference at Brenau and on the square. We…Continue Reading

Ring in the Fall Season

Quite a bit of drumming this month so far. This past weekend I did two engagements; one for Art on the Square on the Gainesville, GA downtown square, and another at Gainesville’s Harvest of Hope celebration for 2005. Art on the Square is an art show held annually at this…Continue Reading

No Surprise to the Scientologists

village voice \ Disinformation \ Mystery Scientology Theater The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They’re Already Here" – but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a…Continue Reading

Hayao Miyazaki Films

So far, I’m very impressed with Miyazaki’s work. Admittedly, I’ve only seen “Spirited Away,” but I purchased the DVD and have seen it multiple times. I’ve seen previews and read reviews about the other films, which I would like one day to see. Miyazaki has finished another film, “Howl’s Moving…Continue Reading

Kingdom of Heaven

The Kingdom of Heaven was described as a place where Muslims and Christians lived side-by-side as friends and all were allowed to worship as they wish. This dream was never seen, though the closest ever realized was a time prior to the Crusades when the Jewish and Muslim worshiped together…Continue Reading