(May 9, 2017) The Eurovision 2017 contest is this Saturday, and today was the First Semi-Final. Of the 20 entries today, 10 have been selected: Moldova: Hey Mamma by Sunstroke Project; Azerbaijan: Skeletons by Dihaj; Greece: This Is Love by Demy; Sweden: I Can’t Go On by Robin Bengtsson; Portugal: Amar Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral; Poland: Flashlight by Kasia Moś; Armenia: Fly With Me by Artsvik; Australia: Don’t Come Easy by Isaiah; Cyprus: Gravity by Hovigp; Belgium: City Lights by Blanche. These include some very intriguing songs, and some leaving me going WTF.
(Mon May 08 2017 17:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)) Blade Runner is an awesome movie with deep questions about humanity and the creations we make. Blade Runner 2049 is a reboot movie, and given the ridiculousness of most 'reboot' efforts I'd expected the worst from it. The official trailer makes me stand up and take notice. If the movie lives up to this trailer, it will be just as awesome as the original.
(Sun May 07 2017 17:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)) Eurovision is a kitschy song contest with pretentions of Great Importance. That makes it very easy to overthink Eurovision entries. This video is a deep dive into two of the best entries in Eurovision 2017, My Friend from Croatia, and Yodel It! from Romania. I love both of these songs, and wow this guy does a great bit of over-thinking. I'm also tossing in a few videos made by Ilinca, the Yodel It singer, because I like them very much.