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Beautiful Dreamer Wake Unto Me: Dream Syndicate 30 Years On

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Meme-A-Fied, not Mummified. Dream Syndicate return with “How Did I Find My Way Here?” after 30 Years.

The Dream Syndicate
How Did I Find Myself Here?
ANTI- Records
Release Date: September 8, 2017

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Blood Simple: Just Play’s “Vampirina” Toys Ready As Disney Junior Series Debuts

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Just Play Toys has plenty of “Vampirina” goodies to compliment the new Disney Junior series.


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Mixes Suite(r) Than Wine: Steven Wilson Distills Gentle Giant for 21st Century

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Gentle Giant’s “Three Piece Suite.” A fitting birthday gift for baby Pantagruel.

Gentle Giant
Three Piece Suite
Alucard Records
Release Date: September 29, 2017
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All You Need is Love Bugs: Beatle Songs Drive Netflix Series

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This is HiJinx Toy’s Fab Figure of Buzz, the “Beat Bugs” youngest member.

Getting a Buzz…
OK, I admit I’m late to the gate on this one but thanks to Toy Insider’s review merchandise from Sweet Suite 2017 (AKA “The SWAG Box”) I’m now hip to the joys of NetflixBeat Bugs series. After encountering a HiJinx Toys’ Fab Figure with a blister pack touting “inspired by music made famous by The Beatles” I just had to know more.
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Your Own Private Dunkirk: Lyme Disease

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Art Director Sarah Rose Andrew’s evocative poster for “I Have Lyme, The Movie” now in the crowfunding stage of pre-production.


You Are Surrounded…
I predict that the most exciting “superhero movie” of the summer will be Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Though it doesn’t include any character with powers beyond our galaxy or scientifically enhanced abilities it serves as a historical reminder that when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds simple humans can and will rise to the challenge, persevere, and maybe win – even if only for trying. That’s what the “little ships” did at Dunkirk in spring of 1940. That’s all Superman fighting depression era thugs or Captain America slugging Hitler were ever meant to represent, “us” at our zenith.

So where is this going? Well, it’s not a summer movie preview, but it is my decidedly right-brained metaphor for a scenario created by actor and screenwriter Valerie Rose Yawien. It’s a real story that takes being stranded and surrounded by an enemy to a very personal level. In this case the enemy is Lyme Disease, and the stranding is a social and financial one.
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