This weeks long overdue DVD Pick of the Week is a Hong Kong action movie titled Unbeatable. Mostly action with a mix of drama thrown in this was a movie that SAXO really enjoyed. It also earned the star a best actor award at the recent Hong Kong movie awards. Anyway,check out the trailer for this fine piece of cinema.
I remember back in the 80's I used to carry a briefcase to work. Now one day I remembered a co-workers wandering eyes as I dialed the combination to unlock the briefcase. "Hey did you lose something" I said. He just looked at me and shook his head and said "it's only three numbers, I'll figure it out" What? A look of panic came over my face as this was a guy that did differential equations on his lunch break so if there was anybody that could figure it out it would be him. thankfully he never bothered with my briefcase cuz about the only thing in there was my lunch. HAHA!
Now recently SAXOMAN stepped on the scale at work and as the digital display settled down I was shocked! What? How much? Can this be correct? There must be a mistake. Well SAXOMAN weighed in at a whopping 200 pounds! What? Yep, I kid you not. How could this be I wondered? Now I have weighed between 194 - 197 for probably about 20 years and now this? What could have caused this? I'm still eating the same, still running so why? Well I can only guess that the extra pounds are muscle that I've packed on by lifting weights. That's gotta be it right? HAHA!
Yes, SAXOMAN is back after a lengthy break from blogging. I finally realized I still have many things to say so let the blogging resume! Anyway, I've noticed a disturbing trend lately. Now I don't know why or what the reasoning would be but let me tell you I just don't get it. OK, so what am I talking about? I'm talking about the disturbing trend of men that carry their wives/girlfriend purses. What? Yep, I kid you not. What the hell? Now I don't know why any man would do this. The wife has noticed this too and she seems as perplexed as me. She did mention once that carrying a wives heavy purse is a sign of love. I responded with "well if a woman didn't carry so much unnecessary junk then the purse wouldn't be so heavy". HAHA! That seems to end the conversation. Now recently the wife and I were at the movies. My wife then hands me her purse. A look of horror came over my face. "Don't panic she says, just put it on the empty seat next to you." Oh...ok, I guess I can do that. HAHA!
OK, so where in the world has SAXOMAN been? Well to be perfectly honest I have been a little lazy lately (like my cat - see photo). It's not that I've stopped buying cd's (oh no!) or stopped watching Asian movies (double oh no!) its just that I haven't felt much like blogging lately. I promise some blogs soon, who know maybe today. We shall see.....
In case you may have thought otherwise SAXOMAN is still buying cd's. There is really nothing I like better than scouring the used bins for hidden gems and walking away with some great stuff. Call me old school or a renaissance man. Here is the latest purchases and additions to SAXOMAN's jazz library. For those that don't know we have Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Max Roach, Stan Getz and Chet Baker, Oliver Nelson and Art Blakey. Some real good stuff and welcome additions to the ever growing SAXOMAN library.
Yes, finally Thai sensation Tony Jaa is back! After several years away from the movie scene after the disastrous Ong Bak 3 Tony Jaa is back with a vengeance in Tom Yung Goon 2. Don't mess with his elephants! HAHA! Now Thai movies are typically pretty low budget adventures and this one is no different however what they lack up in budget they make up in death defying stunts. Oh my! Although my bootleg copy was a little dark in spots overall a good action movie with plenty of fighting scenes for all of you Muy Thai fans. Now not a great movie but better than anything SAXO has seen in a while so therefore it gets the coveted DVD Pick of the Week. What? You haven't seen it yet? Well here's the trailer for this fine piece of cinema. Check it out!
Well there's been many changes in the SAXOMAN household lately. Out with the old and in with the new. OK, so what am I talking about? Well first the wife and I got rid of our old dishwasher and got a brand new one Yep, so this is what clean glasses really look like HAHA! Next we got rid of our old linoleum floor in the kitchen and replaced it with tile. What? Wait there's more. then we replaced our refrigerator for a new double door stainless steel model. Nice! Then we replaced our Cal-King bed with a new somewhat smaller bed (Cozy, yeow!) What, yep many changes going on in the SAXO household. Many things we have had for years are now a thing of the past. Now hopefully the wife doesn't decide to trade me in on a newer model too! HAHA!
I heard the news today the great latin singer Cheo Feliciano had passed away. Now I must say that this was quite a surprise and a sad day for latin music lovers. One of my favorite songs by Cheo was his version of El Raton. Here is Cheo singing this classic tune with the Fania All Stars and Jorge Santana too! A great live version with a cast of All-Stars. Check it out!
Yes another great jazz musician has passed on. Wayne Henderson, trombone player from the Jazz Crusaders and later The Crusaders passed away last week. Now I was (and still am) a big fan of the Jazz Crusaders and always thought the combination of the trombone and tenor sax was a perfect match. I believe the very first jazz album I bought was Pass The Plate by The Crusaders (see below). Here is the tune Young Rabbits from this classic cd. Check it out!
My mission is the never ending quest to hip the un-hip in the world of jazz, soul, funk, latin and reggae music. I am also on a quest to hip the masses to the world of Asian cinema. I realize that this free public service is a daunting task however I am confident that the many readers of my blog will be all the hipper for it!
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