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My Summer Lair featuring Lulu Wei (There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace)

My Summer Lair featuring Lulu Wei (There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace)

Sammy Younan

Published on: June 9 2020

My Summer Lair Chapter #159: When I Say Honest Ed’s What’s The First Thing You Think Of?

In Rocky IV (stay with me!) Rocky mourned the loss of Apollo Creed. His death sets up the final third of the film where Rocky learns who he is absent Creed. Because it’s Rocky of course there is a montage this one is Rocky reflecting on life battling and bonding with Creed set to No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper.

The song goes:
“We’re not indestructible
Baby better get that straight
I think it’s unbelievable
How you give into the hands of fate
Some things are worth fighting for
Some feelings never die
I’m not asking for another chance
I just wanna know why…”

And as weird as all that is…that’s what I was thinking about watching There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace.

Rocky I he’s all hungry and hopeful battling the odds: every business is an underdog story. Rocky II starting to establish success: wow this working. Rocky III getting soft…after becoming a beloved institution yet facing new threats. Finally, Rocky IV to conclude this bizarre analogy Honest Ed’s was sold: closing on December 31, 2016.

If none of that made sense then know this doc powerful explores: redevelopment, gentrification and displacement. Heh…guess I shoulda said that before the Rocky stuff. Also much easier? The trailer…

Host Sammy Younan @ WTF

There’s No Place Like This Place @ W • T • F

Recorded: Saturday, May 30 at 2pm (EST)


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