There will be a more permanent notice on the SNL Band page soon, but congratulations to Howard Shore on his first of what could be many Academy Awards for Best Musical Score for "The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring". John Williams, himself nominated for two awards, applauded Shore from his orchestra pit position last night in the best show of class I've seen at the Oscars in quite some time - apart from Sidney Poitier's appearance earlier that evening, accepting an honorary Oscar for making it possible for other black actors to break through and become successful - and maybe win Oscars themselves like Denzel Washington and Halle Berry did later that evening. One of the better Oscar shows, but at a little over four hours, fifteen minutes, its 12:45 am finishing time is a little too late for someone who's gotta face a homeroom class at 7:20 am that morning. Maybe ABC can do something about that.
(Yeah, as soon as they fix the World Series so it doesn't end at 1 in the morning.)
We try desperately to steer away from blogs that take excessive liberties with language as I am, after all, a teacher of very small children who should not be exposed to bad language. A bad word once in a while isn't going to kill an otherwise entertaining blog. However, should one of these blogs ever turn into a filth-fest, it will be removed... and it has happened in some cases. Just be warned, fellow bloggers. Language originating from this blog will be always on the safe side. Thanks... --DM