water tower

i am
 pretty sure
 i posted this before
 from a different angle

 its across
 ditch plains
 83rd street
 it sits atop a building on amsterdam avenue

 someone i read
who blogs
was asking about music

 i replied
 i have eclectic taste
 music and movies

 for instance
 i loved
 towering inferno
 escape from new york
 john carter of mars

 for a really
 not so well
 it had a lot of 
 in fact
 during the first 30 minutes
 toonman and i played
 isnt that ....?

 as the credits rolled
 toonman said
 if i had been watching it alone
 i wouldnt have finished it'

 i said
 i liked it

 he said something like
in that voice
 that means
 god you have questionable taste

 but you know what?
 i have always
 'b' movies 

i grew up
 to the movies
 on saturday afternoon
 i watched

so scary
 i would
 race up
 the stairs
 to our apartment
 movie creature
 i'd seen
 escaped from the movie
 was after me

 john carter
 wasnt scary
 it was fun
 if you want escapist fun
 a really good cast
 you ask
 is in this?

 well lets see
 dominic west
willem dafoe
 bryan cranston
 ciaran hinds
 james purefoy
 thomas hayden church
 polly walker

get it from netflix

neither netfix or the producers of john carter have compensated me for this glowing review


  1. It's always more fun watching a movie with someone you love.

  2. It CAN be fun watching a movie with someone you love, as Lily says, but not if he's wearing speaker headphones so that he doesn't have to find his hearing aids and put them in.
    There he is, hearing everything, and at the same time operating the remote control. Then I have to beg to be able to use it so I can turn down the volume in the loud parts and turn up the volume in the conversation parts.
    Someone should turn my husband into a cartoon. Permanently.
    Oops, did I really say that?
    Sorry, dear, but it's too late for me to recant.

  3. when I see a cast like THAT, I turn to (blog invisible) hubby and say: "EVERYBODY works!" Lincoln was a little like that. Even the guy from 'Girls' was in it, having a seen 1 on 1 with day-lewis!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

  4. I like different kinds of movies also. With a 14y/o in the house it changes things a little bit.

  5. Oh, I'll add it to my list. I love fun hokey movies. That tower is sitting tall and proud.

  6. I grew up going to the movies saturday...there was a theater right across the street from our house. but I did not and do not like scary movies.
    funny, since I like scary books...

    love the pic. very wintery

  7. I wanted to tell you that Marie at 66squarefeet had a great photo of water towers on her blog the other day, so of course I thought of you.
    I generally can't sit through B movies unless there is a cast I really like.
    Countdown to Paris????

  8. That looks like some kind of homemade rocket...neat! The last time I watched a movie was at my son's on their 'mother of all big' TVs. Can't remember the name but it was some silly thing that had me laughing hysterically...something I've been needing more of lately. And I'm not one to recall who was in what movie...terrible, I know.

  9. Well none of those names mean anything to me LOL However, I'm not very good with names of movie stars.

  10. Willem Dafoe and Thomas H. Church are the only names I know (and Church is familiar from TV's sitcoms "Cheers" and "Wings"---plus a western mini-series with Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail." As always, I love the water tower images!

  11. Love this water tower against that gorgeous sky.
    I've not heard of this movie before.

  12. Daryl, great tower shot!
    We like John Carter too! It didn't do well in the reviews, but I found that usually means it will be a pretty good show.
    "The Hobbit" was released here yesterday. We watched it last night. We had seen it at the theatre and enjoyed it, and we enjoyed it again last night!

  13. Unrelated to movies...Ditch Plains! Great brunch. Thank you for introducing us to it.

  14. I've said it before and I'll say it again..you and Aimee!!
    Love the composition of your shot here Daryl, skeleton trees look fantastic in a city environment.