Leo McKern is an awesome actor, and he’s looked the same for his entire life it seems. I mean, he played Gloucester in Laurence Olivier’s King Lear, was the villain in Help!, and (my favorite) played Rumpole in Rumpole of the Bailey. The only thing that seems to have changed is his hair, but from 1967 to 1997 he looked the same. It’s a pity he passed away last summer.
I’m going to see a concert of axé music, which is contemporary Brazilian music from Bahia. It’s part of the Stern Grove festival, which is free concerts through the summer. I read up on it a little today — after all, you’re supposed to learn something new every day.
Just picked up Hail To The Thief today, and I’m not passing judgement on it until I listen to it 2-3 more times. I have to make the decision between “really good” and “damn good.”