A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading Wikinomics
by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. This morning during the power outage at work, I finished an out-of-print book about the Hugh Otis Bynum murder conspiracy trial entitled Lay Down with Dogs
Went on a Amazon bargain-bin binge recently, picking up a copy of David Horowitz's The Art of Political War
for my bookshelf. (I had borrowed a copy from a friend.)
I've also picked up some new DVDs. I think it's been about a year since I've bought DVDs. I bought Season 1
. The show is fantastic and entirely shot on the Red One. Several of the cast members have Twitter accounts (list
). John Rogers, co-creator, and writer runs a blog over at http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/
. You can ask any question about the show and he will answer it. Right now, they are doing it an episode at-a-time as the episodes are aired.
I also bought a copy of The Insider
so I don't have to keep streaming it off of Netflix and I finally added Heavens Fall
to my DVD collection. Heavens Fall
the Scottsboro Boys starring Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye.
I first saw Heavens Fall
my first year of Sidewalk
. That would be back in 2006. Heavens Fall
was the closing film that year and played at the Alabama Theater
in downtown Birmingham. During the Q & A following the film, the director, Terry Green, announced that we had a VIP guest in the audience. It turned out to be the son of Judge Horton.
When Mr. Horton stood up, he received a standing ovation. The atmosphere in the theater was electric. I knew I was part of history that day and have fondly carried the memory with me ever since. Now I have made the film part of my collection.