My Latest Binge Watching: Mad Men

In the last few of years I’ve been watching more TV than I’ve ever watched in my adult life. Since I loath advertising, I rarely ever watch live TV. Instead, I’ve been watching Netflix or programs I’ve recorded on the TiVo, where I can skip the ads. My latest binge watching obsession has been Mad Man. I’ve heard about the… Continue reading

Golden Age of Television

I read, or a friend of mine suggested—I don’t recall which, that we are in a golden age for television. Numerous excellent programs are available. So, I’ve been thinking about this: Are we really in a golden age for television programming? As a child, we had to center our schedules around our favorite TV programs. If you missed them, they… Continue reading

Transcendent

I just came across Eirc Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir, 2010.  His idea is brilliant.  His composition and conducting are glorious.  The finished product is sheer transcendence:  people all over the globe bringing voice to beauty.  This is spectacular:  technology in the service of beautiful, united though individual, human emotive expression—a true global collaborative effort at its finest.  You easily see both… Continue reading

The Palin Problem

We all know Sarah is now an employee of Rupert Murdoch. What we didn’t know, until the book and the recent 60 Minutes episode, was the astounding level of her lack of qualification for being being a heartbeat away from the presidency. But that didn’t matter to her at all, because “It was God‘s will” for her to be the… Continue reading

Not Just Complicit

In my mind, the Republican Party is not just complicit in this effort, they are responsible.  George W. Bush thrust the nation into bankruptcy financially and morally.  The Republican party is trying to fan the flames of anger and bullying behavior to hide the mess they created that is the true source of the middle class shriveling up. Nancy has… Continue reading

Adam Lambert Is an A+ Entertainer

The dude rocks! I had the opportunity to watch the American Idol Live concert tonight at the Staples Center in LA and shot this video of Adam’s first performance. You can’t really see how completely awesome the visual effects were. You can see everyone had their cell phones and cameras out recording it. Uploading the video immediately after he performed… Continue reading

Have I Mentioned Change Recently?

So you hopped onto my website just now and… Wait, what’s that? I mean, am I hearing things? What’s going on? This is strange. Well, what if everyone on the planet could have their own television station and broadcast to everyone else on the planet. And, what if it were free? Well, that’s what I’ve done. Welcome to Tyson-TV! Broadcasting… Continue reading