Miles Davis – Dark Magus (commentary)

I’ve been waiting to do this one for a while. It’s the third song/side from Miles Davis “Dark Magus,” live at Carnegie Hall in 1974. This is the psychedelic funk at it’s finest, and I get way into the minutiae al the way to the triumphant finale, so listen to the whole thing!

No YouTube for this one, but you can read the essay over at

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Miller’s Crossing (1990) – scene breakdown

A detailed dscussion of the scene featuring Verna (Marcia Gay Harden) and Tom (Gabriel Byrne) at Leo’s club. Miller’s Crossing is filled with set pieces and fireworks a-plenty, but this one scene has always stuck with me for some reason.

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Jimi Hendrix – Lover Man (from “In the West”)

You can’t really talk rock guitar without a bow to Hendrix. This is a look at a smaller, less well-known song that still gives clear insight into much of what made Hendrix so special. His passion and emotion often mask the amount of planning and precision and economy he was able to summon. This little tune lets us see all of it in a very tidy package.

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PUBG Mobile: escaping into a massive battle royale

During lockdown, I’ve started to play a lot of video games, which is a relatively new thing for me. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds mobile is a console-quality battle royale game/platform that I played on iPad for several months. It was a pretty surprising journey and I’ve enjoyed getting to know how PUBG and the similar Fortnite work.

If you are playing on the mobile platform and want to get together for some battle, the username is MPomy. I usually check in every couple days.