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Posts posted by TheGayDivorcee

  1. Thanks for the clip--he's still got it!  Haven't seen him in ages, but it takes me back to watching him on the talk shows decades ago.  It was also a delicious discovery of gay men and a brand of sometimes scathing wit I had yet to encounter as a clueless young teenager.  (Not saying all gay men are like Rex Reed, not that it would be a bad thing!) 

    This thread has really penetrated my unconscious, as last night I dreamt I met Rex Reed himself at a sparkling New York City cocktail party.  If only!

    Whoops, somehow Jakeem's post didn't show up.  

  2. Would very much enjoy seeing Rex Reed as a host, or hosting various segments on TCM.  He was on the talk shows a lot when I was growing up, and my mother and I got a kick out of watching his witty, bitchy, wise comments from Merv or Johnny's couch on movies and movie stars, or better yet, his own life.  Maybe he's said a few undiplomatic things in recent years, but as the decades march on, don't we all?  I'd be happy just to hear him talk about life at the Dakota.

    For me he will always be relevant.  I can imagine him discussing The Women, various Mitchell Leisen movies, or his 70s favorites in that wonderful voice, waiting for that zinger sure to offend the weak of heart.

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  3. 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!


  4. On 3/28/2017 at 9:59 AM, JR33928 said:

    So now there's a third plan to split California??


    I already know about the plan for California to secede from the union


    And i know of the plan to create the State of Jefferson by carving out the new state from some northern California counties and southern Oregon counties



    But i never heard of this third way...Californians are crazy!!

    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...

  5. On 10/30/2017 at 1:19 PM, marcar said:

    Can't use two emojis on one post. So I thank you for the article. And "like" your post. The interview was fascinating and continued on to Deeley's reminiscences of Blade Runner. All three parts of the interview were worth reading for any classic sci-fi fan.

    And "Blade Runner" and "Man Who Fell to Earth" are two of my favorites.

    Two of my favorites as well.  Such an embarrassment of riches in that era!

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  6. 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.

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  7. 'Here Comes My Girl' was the song that propelled me to purchase my first Tom Petty album.





    Also - I'm surprised there isn't more coverage and specials on him on tv.    He was one of the biggest rock legends EVER.

    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.

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  8. 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. 

  9. 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:


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  10. Watched a Monterey Pop Festival anniversary special on PBS--50 years ago this month!  Found the bands and set lists on a website and was struck by how many performances, and even bands, didn't make it into the documentary.  So much great music, too much I guess.


    Alas, this from Neil and Buffalo Springfield didn't make it.  Couldn't find the footage from Monterey--maybe--horrors!--it hit the cutting room floor:



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  11. Still sayin' this, Jake?


    Game Two summary in a nutshell...


    The game was pretty much over when LeBron stopped driving to the hoop in the third period and like he did in the first half which kept the Cavs in the game and then started shooting from the outside. And, basically because he got tired, as it takes much less energy to chuck up three point attempts than it does to drive to the hoop every time you get the ball.


    AND, Durant seems more motivated AND is playing much more under control AND smarter than I've ever seen him play in the past.


    (...and so I'm sayin' Warriors in six...guess we'll see, huh)


    I'm with you, GSW in six.  Very exciting!  And now Coach Kerr is back, or so we hope.

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