For about a year and a half, we’ve been members of an internet dvd rental company. It’s been a great chance to catch up on some TV series, to check out new releases before buying them, and discovering some fantastic films that we wouldn’t have usually bothered with. It’s also thrown up some complete stinkers.
Something I discovered early on, and continue to find is that a lot of ‘classics’ really aren’t all they are cracked up to be. ‘Casablanca’ was dull, as was ‘Citizen Kane’. We decided we had better things to do than sit through more than the first 20 minutes of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, and I wish I hadn’t sat through ‘The Godfather’.
So it was against my better judgement, and more out of wanting to put off the washing-up that I decided that I had the requisite spare 4 hours needed to watch ‘Gone With The Wind’. It was fantastic. It had it all, the saga, the rags-to-riches, pretty dresses, bloody murder, infidelity and the rest and to top it all a pretty miserable end. Maybe you wouldn’t like it – it is very long, reasonably complex, pretty tame and fairly slow paced. You may even hate it, and blame me for suggesting that it was worth a look. Sorry if this reposte is obvious, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
It’s got to the stage I needed something really worthwhile to update about, and in world of Lemly I’ve got it, but it’s probably best just to forget that I’ve only posted 7 times since February and treat this as right back to normal for Marmite on Toast.
Anyway, something tells me I’ve been part of something quite big recently. If you scroll down this page to the rather girly Jan 10th entry, you’ll see that earlier this year I managed to meet up with the wonderful Alan Fletcher / Fletch / Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy after a panto performance in Malvern. Well, as it happens Fletch is back in the UK touring with his band, so a gang of us from NeighboursFans.com decided to meet up in Sheffield and see him. Suffice to say that it was a good job we’d told him we’d be there and got our names down on the list, as 2000 people turned up. It was a great night, and I got my CD signed, but no Lemly and Fletch photo this time, as there were just too many people there. So, that was the band’s warm up night, and the tour has been sell out/ oversubscribed on all other nights. No surprise then, apart from to herself that when Jo Whiley asked her listeners what rocked/sucked during their week last Friday, hundreds of students texted in saying that Fletch rocked! So he’s in the Live Lounge today at 11 am. Very cool, go Fletch!
Will update properly later… maybe.