The World As I See It

Thanks for visiting my site.  I have been absent on here for 3 years shooting my documentary series.
I stopped the ‘blog’ part of this site in July 2013.
I’m going to pick it back up here in Feb 2016 and reflect back (here and there) on the highlights of the missing 3 years.

Above the picture, at the top of the page there are several links ( ie- Film, Books, Concerts....) If you click any of these you will then be able to select from many of the offerings that we have experienced recently.
This is used more for an ongoing diary for us than anything.  

I have created many small films to go with the reviews, especially in the CONCERT section, so be sure to watch them.  These may be viewed by pressing the play arrow, and then stopped by pressing the pause button (the two little up and down lines).  

   ABOUT   US 

My partner Howard and I love theater, travel, film, reading, music and dance.  We taste from the banquet of life frequently, and this site is not only a wonderful chronicle for us to reflect back on, but a way to share our experience with you.  Please grab one of the links above, and sample from the selections.

We know that all tastes vary, so feel free to comment,lament, whine, bitch, agree, throw your hands up, call a help line....what-ever it takes to get you thru the night.

RJ (the former) DJ

FAVORITE AUTHORS:  Bruce Benderson, Julie Orringer, Alan Hollinghurst, Ryan Boudinot, Mary Gaitskill, Toby Barlow, Anne Enright, James Ellroy, Tom Spanbauer, Orhan Pamuk, David Sedaris, Don Delillo, Jane Hamilton, John Irving, Chuck Palahniuk, Edmund White, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, John Lee Anderson, Douglas Coupland, Richard Ford, Nick Hornby, John Steinbeck, Allan Gurganis, John Banville, Jonathan Lethem, Jhumpa Lahiri, Pat Conroy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Yates, Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Wally Lamb and many more....

India, Egypt, Jordan, Chile, Portland OR, Hong Kong, London, Antarctica, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Tanzania, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Seattle, Hawaii, South of France, Myanmar, NYC !

Higher Ground / Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes / In A Better World / If A Tree Falls / Enter The Void / Black Swan / Exit Thru The Gift-shop / Best Worst Movie / Catfish / 127 Hours/ Let Me In / I Love You Philip Morris / Serious Man(!)/ The Secret in Their Eyes / Anti-Christ (!)/ We Live In Public(!)/ District 9 / Outrage / Observe and Report / Gomorrah /The Road / The Hurt Locker / The Beider Meinhoff Complex / (untitled) / A Single Man / Frozen River (!)/The Wrestler / This is It (M. Jackson) /The Informant(!)/ Revolutionary Road / Rachel Getting Married / W. / Quarantine / Let the Right One In / Milk /Vickie Christina Barcelona / Slumdog Millionaire / The Bank Job / Red Road / The Assasination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford / Chicago / 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days / The Orphanage / The Savages / Margot at the Wedding / Teeth / The Lover / Lars and the Real Girl / Before the Devil Knows Your Dead /  The Diving Bell and The Butterfly / Lust Caution / King of Kong /  Colma:The Musical / The Host /  Hot Fuzz / Casablanca / Cabaret / The Prime of Miss Jean Brody / Bound / Edward Scissorhands / Last Exit To Brooklyn / JFK / Fight Club / Capturing the Friedmans / Sophies Choice / The Piano / Muriels Wedding / Moulin Rouge/ The Grifters /Halloween / Fargo/ *Silence of the Lambs* / Harold and Maude /Hedwig and the Angry Inch / All About Eve / Friday Night Lights / Monsters Ball / The Color Purple / Dead Ringers / Requiem For a Dream / Junebug / I’m Not There / The Squid and the Whale / Coal Miners Daughter/ Happiness / Your Friends and Neighbors / Half Nelson / 51 Birch Street / Shortbus / Little Children / The Bridge /  Pans Labyrinth & SO many more

 Robert James
PO Box 590657
San Francisco, CA 94159


The new love of our life...

Foster the People
Grant Lee Buffalo
Little dragon
Broken Bells
Bear in Heaven
Cloud Control
The XX
The Besnard Lakes
Jamie Cullum
Charlotte Gainesbourg
White Rabbits
The Mars Volta
The Cave Singers
Grizzly Bear
Bat For Lashes
Band of Horses
Franz Ferdinand
Animal Collective
Bon Iver
Mike Patton
Eagles of Death Metal
Vampire Weekend
Cold War Kids
!!! (Chik Chik Chik)
Yonder Mountain String Band
Conor Oberst
Fleetwood Mac
My Morning Jacket
Lykke Li
King Khan and the Shrines
The Dodo’s
Fleet Foxes
The Black Lips
Of  Montreal
Polyphonic Spree
Kings of Leon
The Cure
Jonny Lang
TV on the Radio
Peeping Tom
Arctic Monkeys
Breaks Co-op 
Antony and the Johnsons Radiohead 
White Stripes 
Nine Inch  Nails 
Arcade Fire

Tori Amos
Elton John
David Bowie
Joni Mitchell
Aimee Mann
Amy  Winehouse
Martha Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright
Ricki Lee Jones
Emmylou Harris 
George Michael 
Beth Orton 
Neil Finn
Sinead O’Connor 
Alison Moyet
Al Green 
Patti Smith
Macy Gray.....