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About TheGayDivorcee

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    Film noir, screwball comedies, B movies, Ealing Studios, movies from all eras, Fellini, Jacques Tati, cats, gin and tonic, and then some.

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  1. (Sigh!) Christmas Music

    I guess some years we're more in the Christmas spirit than others. Anyway, a skating Snoopy somehow makes Joni Mitchell's beautiful song all the more poignant.
  2. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Tonight on the phone my 90-something father was up in arms about the American Music Awards. "All dreck!" I think he said. After two ! hours of it he had to turn to something else. I couldn't watch it either, and went to YouTube to cleanse the palate by listening to rock 'n' roll. Found this duet of Rebel Yell with Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus. She could really be a badass rock chick if she wanted. We need some!

    Yep, crazy as loons! Or is it bedbugs....? I favor the plan to split the state in 5 districts. I think the original plan was for 7. A state can dream...
  4. The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Two of my favorites as well. Such an embarrassment of riches in that era!
  5. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Well, another one gone way too soon. Rest in peace, Malcolm Young. This has always been a favorite video. Not to mention how stunningly limber is the girl!
  6. Susan Strasberg would also have been very good in the role. She played it on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award. Not sure if she was considered for the part, but she certainly should have been. She was petite and young looking, so surely could have pulled off the look. Well, just goes to show how fickle show business can be.
  7. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween. About half an hour left here, so perfect time for almost 3 hours of "Ghost Riders in the Storm," with an eclectic cast of characters. A local radio radio station played a few hours of versions one Halloween night, and I was hooked. A new tradition. Anyone have a favorite?
  8. All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.

  9. 2017 california wildfires

    Just watching local coverage of the fires. Two dozen fires burning, 23 dead, many missing, 3500 houses and buildings burned, thousands evacuated and in shelters, animals displaced or in shelters, dangerous air quality, exhausted firefighters. A man was kneeling in the rubble of his property wondering how he would tell his children their house is gone. The worry is that the fires will converge and that could be catastrophic. At least the winds have died down a bit, good news for now.
  10. Noir Alley

    That's wrong? Oh, dear. Sort of makes you wonder what other faux pas you've committed!
  11. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Did you happen to see the clip of a football stadium of people in his native Florida singing along to "I Won't Back Down?" Very moving tribute.
  12. Rock'n'Roll HOF 2018

    Yet again Sparks--the brothers Ron and Russell Mael--have been dissed, despite their 40 plus years performing, and serving as an influence for many bands. Maybe next year, but I don't feel optimistic. Quality rarely trumps commerciality. Strange also it's taking so long for the Moody Blues to be inducted.
  13. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Yet another musician gone too soon, Tom Petty at age 66. Hard to choose a song, but this has always been a favorite. I like how he had smiles or cute exchanges with the Heartbreakers. Tom Petty, 1950 - 2017.
  14. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    Had been hearing bits of this song in a commercial and finally figured out it is Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire." Maybe decades since I've heard it, but it holds up well. In the commercial it sounds like something maybe written today. Not the greatest sound in this clip from a 1974 horror movie, but it features many a luminary, most of them now gone:
  15. Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    My favorite of his. Someone (in Wiki, maybe?) described it as the "first existential country song."

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