At some point the lessons I pass on to The Quartet are going to have to become more substantive. So far it’s mainly been music, books and movies. I know there are other things out there that they need to know but I’m just waiting for Hollywood or Oprah to tell me what they are.
So far we’ve covered the Marx Brothers, Superman, Spiderman, The Godfather, The Cohen Brothers, Star Wars, Warner Brothers cartoons, The Lord of the Rings, 1950s film noir, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Monk, Billie Holiday, Elvis Costello, Jack Johnson, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, Django Reinhardt, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Brubeck, The Stax Museum of American Soul, R.E.M., U2, Scott Fitzgerald, Salinger, Michael Chabon, Dickens, Max Perkins, Paul Auster, Hemingway, crossword puzzles and the New Yorker magazine, among many, many others.
Last night it was time to introduce the kids to Indiana Jones, so with the help of Uncle Toby and his vault of DVDs, we watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. Such a great movie. The Quartet agrees:
“C, what did you think of Indiana Jones?”
There you go.