Sunday, April 17, 2016

HBO's "Vinyl" starring Bobby Cannavale

Richie Finestra
There's something about Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra that reminds me of a young Neil Diamond - you know, when he smoked and his hair was long and he was all cocky in how he carried himself. Hey, it's all good, if you know what I mean. But I digress….

If you can take the brutal delivery of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, at the same time keeping any resident kids about three floors away, tune in. Lots of big names associated with it: Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, for example.

We're not sure about how terrific it is, but we'll give it "compelling," maybe. We're still watching.

Scary stuff, those early days. It's a miracle any of us survived.