My Mushroom Ebook – GET IT HERE!

Also some of you know I am a wild mushroom aficionado and I put together a book of my photos and IDs and a bit of knowledge. It's in PDF format so basically good for the majority of devices. The book is arranged mostly alphabetically for the species, but sections are arranged mainly by ease…

self published

I put together a couple of short books. One a collection of some of my short stories, and another that is basically one novella. They are sometimes sexy, so don't be offended. I'm going for humor and amusement mostly, but some of the stuff is also a little touching. Feels. Get it? Enjoy! https://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Next-Time-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B087934TZM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=Geoff+balme+elsewhere+next+time&qid=1590441430&sr=8-1-fkmr0 https://www.amazon.com/No-Hard-Feelings-Geoffrey-Balme-ebook/dp/B0871S18CW/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1590441502&refinements=p_27%3AGeoffrey+Balme&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Geoffrey+Balme…

This May Be For You

Postulate: A great many films have been made.Postulate: Most of these films I have not yet seen.Conclusion: I will watch some of these missed gems and give my thoughts.Result: Amusement and perhaps something of a guide to these artworks of our entertainment industry. There may be some other thoughts that bubble out amidst the film…

Dragonslayer (1981)

I Saw A Film! I was pleasantly surprised when rewatching this fondly remembered fantasy adventure that it fairly held up. Granted we don't see much of the titular creature, but when we do see it we're well impressed with the gloom and doom surrounding the scale-dropping beast with fire-breath. We're told at the start by…

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980)

I Saw A Film! This, too short, documentary centered on one of the legends of free-style Jazz is a treat from forgotten and subterranean realms. Sun Ra himself, a largely self-educated pianist and composer, born Herman Blount in Birmingham in 1914, teaching himself music at a local library, and progressing through Jazz apprenticeships in the…

The Trip (1967)

I Saw A Film! If nothing else has convinced you that psychedelic drugs might be a risky undertaking this sprawling and often goofy representation of an LSD experience, should be enough to establish avoiding the drug. We watch Peter Fonda attempting to create a commercial, suddenly break up with his lady and then seek some…

Jazz (2oo1)

I Saw A Miniseries! There isn't a topic I wouldn't enjoy Ken Burns giving his attention to. In an age where homogenization and also, contrarily, a powerful need to establish identity, coexist to create volatile schizophrenia in our culture, it's a pleasure to have a paramount and in depth historical review of where aspects of…

Equalizer 2000 (1987)

I Saw A Film! Or did I? While I did sit through this thing, so little of it stuck to any of my neurons that I feel like I possibly found watching some dust settling more compelling. This is yet another post-apocalypse "Road Warrior" spin-off, this time directed by Cirio Santiago (so expect his countrymen…

The Louisiana Hussy (1959)

I Saw A Film! In the swamps of Louisiana, a pair of brothers work at using the resources of nature from their floating platform. An interesting sequence of them collecting Spanish Moss using long pole hooks was a curiosity I'd never witnessed, I still do not know what the piles of Spanish Moss, growing from…

The Horrors of Spider Island (1960)

I Saw A Film! A man-fantasy about being stranded with a bevy of lovely show dancers on a deserted island after their burning and nose-diving plane crashes, is hilariously punctuated with girl-fights and an oversized "spider" capable of turning people into spider-men with its venom. The film itself has not aged well, the resolution and…

Vicious Lips (1986)

I Saw A Film! Too often, when we imagine the future, we end up even more steeped in our current fashion and style. Very few films manage to break that mold. Dune created a whole universe, and to a great extent so did Blade Runner. These films didn't just exaggerate the current look and feel,…