Friday, April 08, 2022

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2022

Updated as of  December 3, 2022 


KEY: star rating is on the four star scale
          meaning of "/" or "\"
          *** is three stars out of four
          ***/ is three stars leaning towards  3 1/2
          ***\ is three stars leaning towards 2 1/2


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(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)


1. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1) by Elizabeth George *** 
2. The Method: How The Twentieth Century Learned To Act by Isaac Butler *** 1/2 
3. The Tiger In The Smoke  by Margery Allingham *** 1/2 
4. I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein *** 
5. The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais *** 
6. Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris *** 
7. Still Alright by Kenny Loggins ** 
8. The Covenant by James Michener *** 1/2 
9. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough (read by Edward Herrmann) *** 1/2 /
10. The Steam Pig by James McClure *** 1/2 
11. Lud-In-The-Mist by Hope Mirrlees *** 1/2 
12. Them by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
13. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
14. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates *** 1/2 
15. Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
16. The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Man by Paul Newman ** 1/2 
17. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler **** 
18. Growing Up by Russell Baker **** 
19. All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque **** 
20. Walt & Skeezix aka Gasoline Alley: The Complete Daily Strips 1927-1928 by Frank King ** 1/2 
21. Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Volume 5 -- Out Of This World At Home by Walt Kelly ****  
22.  Jock of the Bushveld by J. Percy Fitzpatrick (1907) *** (casually racist) 
23. The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham *** 1/2 
24. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane *** 




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1. Cat Stevens -- Harold & Maude soundtrack ** 1/2 
2. The Cactus Blossoms -- One Day ** 1/2 
3. Judy Garland -- The Letter (1959) * 
4. Elvis Costello -- The Boy Named If ***/ 
5. Studio Electrophonique -- Happier Things ** 
6. Punch Brothers -- Hell On Church Street ** 1/2 
7. Frank Turner -- FTHC *** 
8. Fleetwood Mac -- Rumours *** 1/2 
9. Del McCoury Band -- Almost Proud ** 1/2 
10. Natalie Cole -- Unforgettable...With Love ** 1/2 
11. Aoife Donovan -- Age of Apathy ** 1/2 
12. Judy Collins -- Spellbound ***/ 
13. Keb Mo -- Good To Be... ** 
14. Spoon -- Lucifer On The Sofa ** 
15. North Mississippi Allstars -- Set Sail ** 
16. Dhruv -- Rapunzel ** 1/2 
17. Janis Ian -- The Light At The End Of The Line ** 
18. Various Artists -- Ocean Child: The Songs Of Yoko Ono *** 
19. Bastille -- Give Me The Future ** 1/2 
20. Various Artists -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Four soundtrack ***  
21. Irma Thomas -- Wish Someone Would Care (1964) *** 1/2 
22. John Mellencamp -- Strictly A One-Eyed Jack ** 1/2 
23. Toots and the Maytals -- Sweet and Dandy (1969) *** 
24. Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg -- Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg ** 
25. Gal Costa -- Gal aka Cinema Olympia (1969) *** 
26. Don McLean -- Christmastime! The Complete Collection * 
27. Phil Ochs -- I Ain't Marching Anymore * 1/2 
28. Dolly Parton -- Run, Rose Run ** 
29. Pentangle -- The Pentangle (1968) *** 
30. Judy Garland -- Miss Show Business (1955) ** 1/2 
31. John Luther Adams -- Become River (2020) *** 1/2 
32. Bryan Adams -- So Happy It Hurts ** 1/2 
33. Gilberto Gil -- Gilberto Gil (1971) ***/ 
34. Michael Feinstein -- Gershwin Country ** 
35. Milton Nascimento -- Courage ** 1/2 
36. John Luther Adams -- Lines Made By Walking (2020) *** 
37. Dave Van Ronk -- Folksinger (1962) ** 
38. Françoise Hardy -- Comment te dire adieu *** 
39. Cecile McLorlin Salvant -- Ghost Song ***/ 
40. The Monks -- Black Monk Time (1966) *** 
41. Koobas -- The Koobas (1969) *** 
42. Novos Baianos -- Acabou Chorare (1972) **** 
43. Micky Dolenz -- Dolenz Sings Nesmith EP (2022) *** 
44. Eddie Harris -- The In Sound (1965) *** 1/2 
45. John Moreland -- LP5 (2020) *** 
46. Joan Jett -- Changeup ** 1/2 
47. Patty Waters -- Sings (2009) ** 1/2 
48. Michael Buble -- Higher ** 
49. Kenny Loggins -- Leap of Faith (1991) ***/ 
50. Utopia/Todd Rundgren -- Oops! Wrong Planet (1977) *** 1/2 
51. Utopia/Todd Rundgren -- Adventures in Utopia (1980) ***/ 
52. Daniela Cotton -- Good Day ** 1/2 
53. Loggins & Messina -- Sittin' In aka Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In (1972) *** 
54. Colin Hay -- Now And The Evermore *** 1/2 
55. Kenny Loggins -- Return To Pooh Corner (1994) **
56. Loggins & Messsina -- Loggins & Messina (1972) *** 
57. Kenny Loggins -- December (1998) ** 1/2 
58. Kenny Loggins -- More Songs From Pooh Corner (2000) ** 1/2 
59. Loggins & Messsina -- Full Sail (1973) ** 
60. Poco -- Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) *** 
61. Little Freddie King -- Goin' Upstairs *** 
62. Jon Cleary -- So Swell *** 
63. Barbra Streisand -- Release Me 2 * 
64. Melody Gardot -- Sunset In The Blue ** 1/2 
74. Karen Dalton -- In My Own Time ** 1/2 
75. Lady Blackbird -- Black Acid Soul *** 1/2 
76. Sonny Red -- Out Of The Blue (1960) *** 1/2 
77. Margo Timmins -- The Ty Tyrfu Sessions (2021) *** 1/2 
78. Kenny Loggins -- Keep The Fire (1979) ** 1/2 
79. Kenny Loggins -- Nightwatch (1978) ***
80. Kenny Loggins -- High Adventure (1982) ***
81. Kenny Loggins -- Vox Humana (1983) * 
82. Loggins & Messina -- On Stage (1974) ***
83. Charles Mingus -- Mingus Three (1957) ** 1/2 
84. Horace Andy -- Midnight Rocker *** 
85. Jason Aldean -- Georgia ***\ 
86. Kiki Dee -- The Long Ride Home ** 
87. Joshua Hadley -- Neon Blue ** 1/2 
88. Miles Davis -- In A Silent Way (1969) **** 
89. Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder -- Get On Board ***\ 
90. Brad Mehldau -- Jacob's Ladder ** 1/2 
91. Maren Morris -- Humble Quest ***/ 
92. Chanticleer -- Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020) *** 
93. The Saints -- (I'm) Stranded (1977) *** 1/2 
94. Daryl Hall -- Before After *** 
95. Rumer -- B Sides & Rarities Vol. 2 *** 
96. Judy Garland -- That's Entertainment! (1960) ** 
97. George Winston -- Night ** 
98. Willie Nelson -- A Beautiful Time *** 
99. Miranda Lambert -- Palomino ***/ 
100. Grant Green -- Idle Moments (1965) **** 
101. John Luther Adams -- Arctic Dreams (2021) ** 1//2 
102. Wet Leg -- Wet Leg *** 1/2 
103. Tord Gustavsen Trio -- Opening ** 1/2 
104. Trombone Shorty -- Lifted ** 1/2 
105. Midlake -- For The Sake Of Bethel Woods *** 
106. Lyle Lovett -- 12th Of June ** 1/2 
107. Brennen Leigh w Asleep At The Wheel -- Obsessed With The West ** 
108. Kevin Morby -- This Is A Photograph ** / 
109. The Waterboys -- All Souls Hill *** 
110. Big Thief -- Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You ** 
111. The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds **** 
112. John Scofield -- John Scofield ** 
113. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever -- Endless Rooms ** 
114. Altameda -- Born Losers *** 1/2 
115. Ella Fitzgerald -- Easy Living (w Joe Pass) (1986) *** 1/2 
116. Eslabón Armado -- Nostalgia *** 1/2 
117. Irma Thomas -- Take A Look (1966) **** 
118. Irma Thomas -- In Between Tears (1973) *** 1/2 
119. Harry Styles -- Harry's House *** 1/2 
120. The Lickerish Quartet -- Threesome (3 eps over two years) *** 1/2 
121. Melody Gardot -- Entre eux deux (w Philippe Powell) ** 1/2 
122. Mavis Staples -- Carry Me Home (live album w Levon Helm) *** 
123. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- Dirt Does Dylan ** 1/2 
124. Binker & Moses -- Feeding The Machine *** 1/2 
125. Son House -- Forever On My Mind ** 1/2 
126. Freddie Hubbard -- Ready For Freddie (1961) *** 1/2 
127. Ray Wylie Hubbard -- Co-Starring Too ** 
128. Various Artists -- A New Orleans Christmas (1997) ** 1/2 
129. Oumou Sangaré -- Timbuktu ***/ 
130. Alec Benjamin -- (Un)Commentary ***/ 
131. Steve Earle -- Jerry Jeff *** 
132. Wilco -- Cruel Country ** 1/2 
133. Terry Riley -- In "C" (1968) **** 
134. Kenny Loggins -- The Essential Kenny Loggins (2002) *** 1/2 
135. Kenny Loggins -- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1997) *** 1/2 
136. Erroll Garner -- Concert By The Sea (1955) *** 1/2 
137. Rosalía -- Motomami ** 1/2 
138. Arcade Fire -- We *** 
139. Frank Sinatra -- Watertown (1970) ** 
140. Chic -- Real People (1980) ** 
141. Tomberlin -- I Don't Know Who Needs To Hear This **/ 
142. Judy Garland -- Alone (1957) **** 
143. Charlie XCX -- Crash ** 1/2 
144. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonius Monk (1958) *** 1/2 
145. The Wild Tchoupitoulas -- The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976) *** 
146. Let's Eat Grandma -- Two Ribbons ** 
147. Randall King -- Shot Glass ** 
148. Irma Thomas -- The Story Of My Life (1997) ** 
149. Mary Gauthier -- Dark Enough To See The Stars ** 1/2 
150. The Linda Lindas -- Growing Up ** 
151. Carrie Underwood -- Denim and Rhinestones * 1/2 
152. Kate Bush -- 50 Words For Snow ***/ 
153. Elvis Presley -- His Hand In Mine (1960) **** 
154. Rufus Wainwright -- Rufus Does Judy At Capitol ** 
155. Odetta -- Odetta Sings Dylan (1965) ** 1/2 
156. Elvis Costello -- The Resurrection of Rust (w Rusty) ***/ 
157. Amber Mark -- Three Dimensions Deep ***\ 
158. The Everly Brothers -- Hey Doll Baby (WB compilation) ***/ 
159. Paul Winter Consort -- Concert in The Park ** 
160. Lucky Daye -- Candydrip ** 1/2 
161. Ibibio Sound Machine -- Electricity ** 1/2 
162. Elvis Presley -- Peace in The Valley ep (1957) *** 
163. Elvis Presley -- How Great Thou Art (1967) *** 
164. Elvis Presley -- He Touched Me (1972) ** 1/2 
165. Drake -- Honestly, Nevermind *** 
166. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 3 (2000) ***/ 
167. Angel Olsen -- Big Time ** 1/2 
168. Jack White -- Fear Of The Dawn ** 
169. Irma Thomas -- Live! At New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 *** (great perf; mic a mile) 
170. Michael McDermott -- St. Paul's Boulevard ** 1/2 
171. Ralfi Pagan -- With Love (Spanish Version) (1972) ** 1/2 
172. Waylon Jennings -- Honky Tonk Heroes (1973) ** 1/2 
173. Bad Bunny -- Un Verano Sin Ti *** 1/2 
174. Regina Spektor -- Home, Before And After ** 1/2 ("What Might Have Been" a keeper) 
175. Jackie McLean -- Bluesnik (1962) **** 
176. Fantastic Negrito -- White Jesus Black Problems ** 
177. Leyla McCalla -- Breaking The Thermometer ** 1/2 
178. The "5" Royales -- Monkey Hips and Rice *** 
179. Ella Fitzgerald -- Live At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook *** 1/2 
180. Miles Davis -- Miles Ahead (1969) *** 1/2 
181. Ethel Cain -- Preacher's Daughter ** 
182. Miles Davis -- Milestones **** 
183. Charles Mingus -- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) **** 
184. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 4 (2002) ***/ 
185. 49 Winchester -- Fortune Favors The Bold ** 
186. Kathryn Joseph -- For You Who Are The Wronged ** 
187. Sault -- Air ***/ 
188. M. Field -- Re M. Field ** 1/2 
189. Orville Peck -- Bronco ** 1/2 
190. Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart -- Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (1976) ** 1/2 
191. Kendrick Lamar -- Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers *** 
192. She & Him -- Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson *** 1/2 
193. Neil Young -- Toast ** 1/2 
194. Stanley Turrentine -- Jubilee Shout! (1962) **** 
195. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane -- Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) ***/ 
196. R.E.M. -- Chronic Town ep **** 
197. John Moreland -- Birds In The Ceiling ** 
198. Josh Rouse -- Going Places ** 1/2 
199. Duncan Sheik -- Claptrap ***/ 
200. John Luther Adams -- Houses Of The Wind ** 1/2 
201. Jim Lauderdale -- Game Changer ** 
202. Clark Terry -- Color Changes (1961) *** 
203. Booker Ervin -- That's It! (1961) *** 1/2 
204. Charley Pride -- Charley Pride's 10th Album (1970) ** 1/2 
205. Connie Smith -- Connie Smith (1965) *** 1/2 
206. Omar Apollo -- Ivory *** 
207. Guy Clark -- Old No. 1 (1975) *** 
208. Reba McEntire -- Rumor Has It (1990) ** 1/2 
209. Willie Nelson -- Phases and Stages (1974) ** 1/2 
210. Flatt & Scruggs -- Foggy Mountain Jamboree (1957) **** 
211. Sebastian Yatra -- Dharma ***\ 
212. George Formby Jr. -- The Best Of George Formby  ** 1/2 ("Leaning On A Lampost") 
213. Clint Black -- Killin' Time (1989) ***/ 
214. Julian Lennon -- Jude ** 
215. Panic! At The Disco -- Viva Las Vengeance ***/ 
216. Amanda Shires -- Take It Like A Man ** 1/2 
217. Sammi Smith -- He's Everywhere aka Help Me Make It Through The Night (1970) **** 
218. Ryan Adams -- FM ***/ 
219. Tom T. Hall -- In Search Of A Song (1971) ***/ 
220. Michelle Branch -- The Trouble With Fever ** 
221. Freddy Fender -- Before The Next Teardrop Falls (1975) *** 
222. Creedence Clearwater Revival -- At The Royal Albert Hall April 14 1970 *** 
223. Jerry Lee Lewis -- Another Place, Another Time (1968) **** 
224. Marina Allen -- Centrifics ** 1/2 (song "New Song Rising" a keeper) 
225. Marcus Mumford -- Marcus Mumford ** 1/2 
226. Joe Bataan -- St. Latin's Day Massacre (1971) *** 
227. Rolling Stones -- Live At The El Mocambo (1977/2022) *** 1/2 
228. The Stovall Sisters -- The Stovall Sisters ** 1/2 
229. Sharon Van Etten -- We've Been Going About This All Wrong ** 
230. The Tallest Man On Earth -- Too Late For Edelweiss ** 1/2 
231. Hank Williams -- Moanin' The Blues (1952) **** 
232. Freedy Johnston -- Back On The Road To You ** 
233. Marty Robbins -- Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959) **** 
234. John Legend -- Legend ** 1/2 
235. Loudon Wainwright -- Lifetime Achievement *** 
236. Hank Williams -- Memorial Album (1953) **** 
237. Fleet Foxes -- A Very Lonely Solstice (2021) *** 1/2 
238. Jessi Colter -- I'm Jessi Colter (1975) ** 1/2 
239. Fonseca -- Viajente ** 1/2 
240. Buck Owens and His Buckaroos -- Carnegie Hall Concert (1966) ** 1/2 
241. Kenny Dorham -- Quiet Kenny (1960) ** 1/2 
242. Darden Smith -- Western Skies ** 1/2 
243. Buddy Guy -- The Blues Don't Lie ** 1/2 
244. Leon Bibb -- Foment, Ferment, Free...Free (1969) ** 
245. Elsa y Elmar -- Ya No Somos Los Mismos ** 1/2 
246. Marlon Williams -- My Boy ** 1/2 
247. Richard Marx -- Songwriter ** 
248. Joss Stone -- Merry Christmas, Love * 
249. The Psychedelic Furs -- The Psychedelic Furs (1979) ** 
250. The Psychedelic Furs -- Forever Now (1982) ** 1/2 
251. Meschiya Lake -- Lookin' The World Over ** 
252. Jack White -- Entering Heaven Alive ** 1/2 
253. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 5 (2000) ***/ 
254. Johnny Adams -- Sings Doc Pomus (1991) *** 1/2 
255. Celia Cruz -- Etc. Etc. Etc. (1970) **** 
256. Garth Brooks -- No Fences * 1/2 
257. Charlie Puth -- Charlie ** 1/2 
258. Vince Gill -- When Love Finds You (1994) ** 
259. Willie Colon and Ruben Bladés -- Siembra (1978) *** 1/2 
260. Marty Robbins -- More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1960) *** 1/2 
261. The Heavy Heavy -- Life and Life Only *** 
262. Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet -- Evergreen *** 
263. Johnny Paycheck -- Take This Job And Shove It (1977) ** 
264. Pink Floyd -- Animals (1977) ***\ 
265. Bjork -- Fossorra ** 1/2 
266. Johnny Adams -- Walking On A Tightrope: The Songs Of Percy Mayfield (1989) *** 1/2 
267. Jorge Drexler -- Tinta Y Tiempo ***/ 
268. Martha Spencer -- Wonderland ** 1/2 
269. Cowboy Junkies -- Sharon *** 
270. Various Artists -- Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen ** 1/2 
271. Leonard Cohen -- Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums *** 
272. The Fermweh-- Torschlusspanik ** 1/2 
273. Joni Mitchell -- For The Roses (1972) *** 1/2  
274. Joni Mitchell -- Court And Spark (1974) **** 
275. Joni Mitchell -- Miles Of Aisles (1974) *** 
276. Joni Mitchell -- The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975) *** 1/2 
277. Chris Isaak -- Everybody Knows It's Christmas *** 
278. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 6 *** 
279. Loretta Lynn -- Country Christmas (1966) ** 
280. Charlie Rich -- Behind Closed Doors (19973) ** 
281. Marty Robbins -- Christmas With Marty Robbins (1969) ** 
282. The Beths -- Experts In A Dying Field *** 
283. Marvin Gaye -- That's The Way Love Is (1970) *** 1/2 
284. Bailey Zimmerman -- Leave The Light On ** 1/2 
285. Hank Snow -- The Essential Hank Snow (1999) **** 
286. Black Midi -- Hellfire ** 
287. Simple Minds -- Direction of The Heart ** 
288. John Luther Adams -- Sila: The Breath Of The World *** 
289. The Beatles -- Revolver (2022 Mono) **** 
290. The Beatles -- Revolver (2022 Stereo Mix) **** 
291. The Beatles -- Revolver Super Deluxe Boxed Set w extras (1966/2022) **** 
292. Lizzo -- Special ***\ 
293. Brian Eno -- Foreverandevernomore ** 1/2 
294. Johnny Adams -- Christmas In New Orleans (1994?) ** 
295. Laurie Berkner -- Another Laurie Berkner Christmas ** 
296. Joey Alexander -- A Joey Alexander Christmas ** 
297. Louis Armstrong -- Louie Wishes You A Cool Yule (2022) *** 
298. Todd Rundgren -- Space Force *** 
299. Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler -- For All The Days That Tear Our Heart ** 
300. Mahler/conductor Gustavo Dudamel -- Mahler Symphony No. 5 ** 1/2 
301. Stevie Wonder -- Talking Book (1972) *** 1/2 
302. Backstreet Boys -- A Very Backstreet Christmas * 
303. George Strait -- Strait From The Heart (1982) ** 1/2 
304. Gloria Scott -- What Am I Gonna Do? (1974) ** 1/2 
305. Tim Bernardes -- Mil Coisas Invisívies ** 1/2 
306. Terry Allen -- Lubbock (on everything) (1979) *** 
307. Brian Harnetty/Thomas Merton -- Words and Silences ** 1/2 
308. Dr. John -- Things Happen That Way *** 1/2 
309. Jose Feliciano -- Love & Christmas ** 
310. The Movers -- Vol. 1: 1970-1976 (2022) *** 1/2 / 
311. Barbra Streisand -- Live At The Bon Soir (1962/2022) **** 
312. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley -- And Hi-Life Jazz ** 1/2 
313. Harry Belafonte -- Calypso (1956) *** 
314. Loretta Lynn -- The Definitive Collection (2005) *** 1/2 
315. Irma Thomas -- The Soul Queen Of New Orleans 50th Anniversary Celebration (2009) *** 1/2 
316. Daryl Hall & John Oates -- Do It For Love (2003) *** 1/2 
317. Various Artists -- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Music From And Inspired By *** 1/2 
318. Lee Fields -- Sentimental Fool *** 
319. Brandi Carlile -- In These Silent Days (In The Canyon Haze Edition) *** 1/2 
320. Lone Bellow -- Love Songs For Losers ***/ 
321. Merle Haggard -- Serving 190 Proof (1979) *** 1/2 
322. Beth Orton -- Weather Alive ** 1/2 
323. Johnny Adams -- The Verdict (1995) **** 
324. John Mellencamp -- Scarecrow *** / 
325. Reba McEntire -- The Ultimate Christmas Collection (2022) ** 
326. A-Ha -- True North ** 1/2 
327. Chris Byars -- Rhythm And Blues Of The 20s ** 
328. Jake Blount -- The New Faith ** 
329. Morris Day -- Last Call ** 
330. Ramsey Lewis -- The Beatles Songbook (poor audio) ** 
331. Sloan -- Steady ** 1/2 
332. Sasha Berliner -- Onyx ** 
333. Peter Rowan -- Calling You From My Mountain *** 
334. Steve Lacy -- Gemini Rights *** 1/2 
335. Victoria Clark -- December Songs For Voice And Orchestra ** 
336. Sean Thompson's Weird Ears -- Weird Ears ** 
337. Neil Diamond -- A Neil Diamond Christmas ** 
338. Sam Smith -- The Holly And The Ivy ** 1/2 
339. Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin -- Ali *** 
340. Vieux Farka Touré  -- Les Racines ** 1/2 
341. Puseletso Seema -- No. 10 *** 
342. Harry Belafonte -- To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1958) *** 
343. Loretta Lynn -- White Christmas Blues (2016) ** 1/2 
344. Joe Liggins -- Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (1990 comp on Specialty) ** 1/2 
345. The Movers -- The Movers (1970) *** 1/2 
346. Nelson -- A Nelson Family Christmas ** 
347. Roy Milton -- Roy Milton and His Solid Senders (1992 comp) *** 1/2 
348. Toledo -- How It Ends ** 1/2 
349. Kirsten Lambert -- From A Window To A Screen ** 
350. Shania Twain-- Come On Over (1997) ** 1/2 
351. Gary Stewart -- Out Of Hand (1975) ** 1/2 
352. Taylor Swift -- Midnights ** 1/2 
353. Harry Belafonte -- At Carnegie Hall 1959 *** 1/2 
354. Oliver Sim -- Hideous Bastard ** 
355. Waylon Jennings -- Dreaming My Dreams (1975) *** 1/2 
356. Samara Joy -- Linger Awhile *** 
357. Neil Young -- World Record * 1/2 
358. Esther Phillips -- The Country Side Of Esther Phillips ((19966) ** 1/2 
359. Loretta Lynn -- Coal Miner's Daughter (1971) *** 1/2 
360. Christine McVie -- Songbird (A Solo Collection) ** 
361. Leona Lewis -- Christmas With Love, Always * 1/2 
362. Amos Lee -- My Ideal (tribute to Chet Baker Sings) ** 
363. Kacey Musgraves -- A Very Kacey Christmas *** 
364. Gintis -- Hope Is All We Have ** 1/2 
365. Malo -- Malo (1972) (but "Suavecito") 
366. 


MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES 

(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)


1. Downstairs (1932) ** 
2.  The River (1951) ** 1/2 
3. Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story ** 1/2 
4. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? (2020) *** 1/2 
5. Everything Everywhere All At Once *** 1/2 
6. Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness ** 
7. Petite Maman ***/ 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era ** 1/2 
9. Pleasure *** 1/2 
10. Top Gun: Maverick ** 
11. Heartstopper S1 *** 
12. Sherlock Jr. (1924) **** 
13. Absence Of Malice (1981) ** 1/2 
14. The Last Movie Stars (doc on Newman/Woodward) *** 1/2 
15. Buster Keaton -- The Railrodder (1965) ** 
16. The Woman King (at drive-in) ** 1/2 
17. Derry Girls S3 *** (but solid and good ending) 
18. The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power S1 ** 1/2 
19. Anne Of Green Gables (1934) ** 1/2 
20. Tár ** 1/2 (Nina Hoss v good as wife) 
21. Häxan aka The Witches (1922 Swedish film, saw 1968 edited version w live score) ** 1/2 
22. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ** 1/2 
23. The Banshees Of Inisherin *** 1/2 (Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan) 
24. Pilgrims (screening of Lithuanian Oscar hopeful) *** 1/2 
25. Apples (Greek drama) *** 1/2 
26. Wendell & Wild ** 1/2 
27. Andor Season One **** 
28. The Menu * 
29. Nope ** 1/2 
30. 


THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)


1. Retrospectrum -- Bob Dylan exhibit of artwork at Frost Museum in Miami at FIU *** 

After two and a half years! After 29 months to be exact, I'm attending live theater for the first time since March of 2020! Hallelujah! 

2. 101 Dalmatians (at Regents Park Open Air) * 1/2 
3. Jack Absolute Flies Again! (At the National w Leslie) *** 
4. The Gunpowder Plot (immersive theater and VR spectacle at Tower of London w John) ** 1/2 
5. King Lear (w Kathryn Hunter as lead at Globe, no guest, had to leave early due to heat, age!) *** 
6. The Southbury Child (starring Alex Jennings) (at Bridge, w Leslie) *** 
7. Tom, Dick and Harry (at Alexandra Palace, w Leslie) ** 1/2 
8. Daniel Kitson (COVID show at Regents Park Open Air on stage w 101 Dalmatians set) *** 
9. Jack Absolute Flies Again! (at National w Zoe) (better audience) *** 1/2 
10. Patriots (at Almeida w Zoe) ** 1/2 
11. Life Of Pi (at Wyndham w Zoe) ** 1/2 (but puppetry and effects **** War Horse level) 
12. Dennis Sever's House tour/performance (w Zoe) *** 1/2 
13. Punchdrunk: The Burnt City (alone) *** 1/2 
14. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (at Gillian Lynne w Luis) *** 
15. Back To The Future (w Luis and Leslie) ** 1/2 
16. A Prairie Home Companion Live From Town Hall on 11-26-2022 ** 1/2 
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Updated as of December 3, 2022 

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