Saturday, June 28, 2008
The Three Graces
New Mexico 1988
This Day in History: 1577
Peter Paul Rubens
Descanse en Pace
Apple 17" Studio Display
Ahhh, sadly, my first Apple monitor smoked itself.
Purchased for a whopping $500 back in the day (1999, in Miami),
I lost track of all the places my initial Mac window on the WWW took me,
good and bad.
News delivered, good and bad.
But I did the responsible thing...I returned it to The Apple Store,
where a phalanx of geeksters born in the 90s ooohhhd and aaahhhd in amazement.
Yep. Mac OS 8.5.
I certainly got my money's worth.
And enjoyed my first "real" window on cyberspace.
This Day in History: 1820
In a parallel universe,
Friday, June 27, 2008
This Day in History: 1969
©Fred W. McDarrah
Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days.
The historic 'Stonewall Rebellion' began Friday night, June 27, 1969, when New York police from Manhattan's Sixth Precinct raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 53 Christopher Street.
Years before Buffy, Angel and Anne Rice...
The Importance of DARK SHADOWS
©Joyce Millman from Salon.com
May 20, 2002 | Before Buffy, the vampire slayer, before Angel, the remorseful neck-biter with a soul, there was ABC's "Dark Shadows," an afternoon soap opera that bewitched a generation of viewers -- ask your mom -- with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, Gothic romance and the Cheez-Doodliest special effects this side of Ed Wood Jr.
"Dark Shadows" took the soap genre beyond hospitals and Peyton Places into the wiggy, more youth-friendly realm of the serial thriller. From 1966 to 1971, kids (well, girls, mostly) avoided after-school activities in order to be home by 4 p.m., when the spooky, Theremin-laced theme song would strike up and big, Gothic lettering spelling out "Dark Shadows" would float over footage of a storm-tossed surf. For 30 minutes, these future fans of Anne Rice, "Buffy" and "Angel" were held rapt by the continuing adventures of Barnabas Collins -- the original vampire with a soul -- and his occult-bedeviled descendants, the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine.
To watch "Dark Shadows" today (the Sci Fi Channel airs back-to-back episodes weekdays at 10 a.m.) is to feast on camp-a-licious flubbed lines, awkward silences, wandering boom mikes, misfiring props and special effects along the lines of dime-store vampire teeth and rubber bats on a string. But never mind that -- "Dark Shadows" addicts were (and still are) a forgiving bunch. What matters is that the show's crazed inventiveness compelled you to suspend disbelief, even as you giggled like mad. (continued here)
Labels: Dark Shadows
The Dark Shadows Theme
Labels: Dark Shadows theme song
This Day in History
The Debut of Dark Shadows
Amazing Grace! and me.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Black & Gold
iTunes FREE Single of the Week
Grace Jones is BACK!
Meltdown 2008 London
GREYHOUND AMBER ALERT!
I'm posting this in an effort to help these people find their greyhound.
The dog is named BEAR, and is a large adult male.
HIS ID NUMBER IS 1642615, AND IS TATTOOED IN HIS EAR.
The information passed along this morning follows:
Bear is a red brindle male with a white chest. He bolted on 4/22/08 in Easthampton MA, and traveled south along 10/202 over 6 weeks. He was last sighted in Simsbury CT in the Terry Plains area over Mem-Day weekend.
If you see this boy, please don't chase,
but call Greyhound Options immediately with location.
860-653-4779 or 413-967-9088
Large, brown-striped, white chest, with a navy blue collar,
and an ID tag. Bear is shy and skittish, and could be hiding
in a garage or shed.
PLEASE DO NOT CHASE HIM!
Thanks to anyone who reads this in the area.
Note: PLEASE DO NOT CALL THESE PEOPLE WITH ANY COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS BLOG. THEY DO NOT KNOW ME, AND I AM ONLY POSTING THIS IN AN EFFORT TO HELP REUNITE THEM WITH THEIR GREYHOUND, BEAR.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Freddie Mercury <3 George Michael!
Get a piece of THIS birthday...uh, beefcake!
I got 'em! The ENTIRE series...
Over 100 discs, I have all 1, 225 episodes in all their black-and-white kitsch glory...except for when it went color late in the series. And the anniversary of its debut is just two short days away!
Labels: Dark Shadows
Why is June "Black Music Month?"
Isn't February, which is traditionally "Black History Month" enough?
And, if I'm not mistaken, isn't June, historically, and somewhat loosely, "Gay Pride Month?"
Can't we all just get along, and enjoy EVERY month, every day (even) as a chance to be alive and make a difference?
Don't get me wrong:
I'm with Barack all the way,
but this "Black History Month" is a little much.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
All the times I've cried
All this pain I've tried to hide
Monday, June 23, 2008
Pay attention now...
There's only 7 of them...
George Carlin, Dead at 71
Labels: George Carlin
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sophie's Choice v Devil Wears Prada
Range. It's all about range.
Labels: meryl streep
The Holy Relic
I can name that tune in one cross-section...
Scena del cavallo
Labels: The Cell