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Metairie Road

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  1. Merry Christmas to all the bad kids Lenny & Squiggy - The Jolly Fat Man Stan Freberg - Nuttin’ For Christmas
  2. CN Tower, Toronto - Ontario The royal nut-case King Charles VI would certainly approve of all this glass. From Wiki - - The glass delusion is an external manifestation of a psychiatric disorder recorded in Europe mainly in the late Middle Ages (15th to 17th centuries).[1] People feared that they were made of glass “and therefore likely to shatter into pieces”. One famous early sufferer was King Charles VI of France who refused to allow people to touch him, and wore reinforced clothing to protect himself from accidental “shattering”. Regards Metairie Road
  3. I'm not entirely convinced that she was as horrible as her reputation. There are a lot of competing egos in the world of opera, it's all part of the fun. But, maybe I have a blind spot because I love her singing so much. I'm a Diva! (I'm good, and I know it), so get out of the way. Wonderful. Of course, one can push this 'Diva' bull$hit only so far before becoming an insufferable pain in the a$$. The trick is to know how far. ...still Michael Praetorius - Es ist ein Ros`entsprungen (Kathleen Battle) Shigeru Umebayashi - Lovers - Mei and Jin (Kathleen Battle) Best wi
  4. Nick Lowe - Marie Provost Based on the ficticious account in 'Hollywood Babylon'. Slim Gaillard - Jumpin' At the Record Shop Too many to mention. Mostly actors who also had a successful recording career: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra etc. Kinks - Celluloid Heroes. Robin Jolley - Marshall’s Portable Music Machine Great song. Mentions Rudolph Valentino. Don McLean - Bronco Bill's Lament ..But the studio of course, Owned my saddle and my horse. But that six-gun on the wall belongs to me. Oh god I can't live a memory. Brilliant song about an old movie cowboy. I thi
  5. slaytonf The Stars My Destination Good choice. I'd nominate The Demolished Man as well. I don't think there's anyone in Hollywood who could do it right. Kubrick is dead and Ridley Scott lost his edge years ago. As for Victorian classics I'd say The Cloister And The Hearth by Charles Reade. I believe there was a silent version from sometime in the 1900's. but I've never seen it. Best wishes Metairie Road
  6. Considering how many quality TV programs the BBC has produced over the years, the question is this - Why is BBC America so bloody horrible?
  7. Anna Maria Louisa Italiano. What a lovely name. Why change it?
  8. I have no objections to hunting. If needs be I would kill to maintain my life and the lives of my loved ones. However, 'Trophy hunting' I find disgusting and offensive. There are several so-called hunters of my acquaintance, and I find they share some common characteristics. Firstly; a total lack of empathy for the feelings and pain of others (Humans or animals), and their need to impress, to gain some kind of approval - Beneath the surface they are actually very weak and afraid. I cannot stand to be near these people. Animals are neither good nor evil, only humans have that choice. An
  9. Back in the 1970's I was into progressive rock and 'Disco' was beneath my contempt. I finally 'grew up' and realized that this was good music. Loved the Isley Brothers, they had a string of great records in the 70's. Isley Brothers - Harvest for the World Best wishes Metairie Road
  10. Happens every time I drink Guinness; got to have my sweet ladies sing Irish ballads to me. Nanci Griffith & The Chieftains - Red Is The Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvS8KkzKTjQ Loreena Mckennitt - As I Roved Out Judy Collins - Wild Mountain Thyme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdockGIFkck]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdockGIFkck Best wishes Metairie Road
  11. Ann Miller in that green and plaid dress in 'On The Town'. She looks fabulous. Regards
  12. The Cars That Ate Paris - Great title, lousy movie. 'The quality of a movie is inversely proportional to the pomposity of its title' would seem to be a good rule of thumb here.
  13. Oh dear, looks like someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. Never mind. this'll cheer you up. Renee Fleming with her wonderful version of Korngold's 'Marietta's Lied' Enrique Iglesias - Bailando What a wonderful top 40 song (970 million hits on youtube), makes me feel young just watching it. Best wishes Metairie Road
  14. faceinthecrowd - Sounds like an interesting CD. I didn't know the Boss could play the cello. A new departure for him, he'll be doing opera next. DownGoesFrazier - 'A Girl Like You'. Great song. Edwyn does David Bowie almost as good as David Bowie. Best wishes Metairie Road
  15. slaytonf. I agree. I love good political satire - unbiased, pointing the finger at everyone, not just your opponants. They all do it. I watched Madeleine Albright on the Morning Joe show the other day (she was commenting on the Iran neuclear deal). One of the panel asked her if she was being pessimistic. She replied that she was not a pessimist, but an optimist who worried a lot. Political semantics 101 - Change the name to change perception. Politicians are so good at this, I think they learn it in law school. Best wishes Metairie Road
  16. Knucklehead, your mention of Frank Finlay reminds me of another TV movie I'd like to see on TCM - Eroica (BBC 2003) The one where Beethoven was an arrogant a$$hole and the music was glorious. Finlay was Joseph Haydn. Best wishes Metairie Road
  17. I saw the Altman version when first released. I was appalled that he used a different ending than the ending in the book. It made nonsense of everything that went before. You'll have to read the book to find out how stupid this was. As for Marlow, I vote for Robert Mitchum 'Farewell My Lovely' (1973). Mitchum was too old for the part by this time, but he nailed the cynical, lonely, smart-assed jerk that was Marlow.
  18. A few made for TV movies/Mini Series I would like to see on TCM. The Girl Most Likely to... (1973) with Stockard Channing and Ed Asner. Same Time, Next Year (1978) with Ellen Burstyn Alan Alda. Chiefs (1983) with Charlton Heston, based on the book by Stuart Woods. Sybil (1976) with Sally Field and Joanne Woodward. The Naked Civil Servant (1975) with John Hurt. And the sequel An Englishman In New York (2009). Best wishes Metairie Road
  19. From the largely masculin domain of Heavy Metal there's Girlschool. After 35 years they're still rocking, still touring, and still the best. They may be grandmothers now but they can still bring the house down. God bless you ladies. Girlschool - Race With Devil Girlschool - Take it all away Best wishes Metairie Road
  20. Lovely pictures Jake. What an amazingly beautiful world we live on. It's a shame more people don't understand that fact, or don't care. Best wishes Metairie Road
  21. movieman1957, I own the CD "Ten Easy Pieces" but it's not a CD I listen to a whole lot. I still prefer to listen to his songs performed by more talented singers. I don't say this to diminish his amazing talent as a songwriter - I wish I had such a talent. His singing skills and mine are about the same however. My listening pleasures are all over the place at the moment. Who cares about genre? If it's good, it's good. Duke Ellington said something along those lines in an interview, but I've forgotten the exact quote. A lovely Reggae version of my favorite Grateful Dead song. Israel
  22. Always said 'Karr' myself, which is the correct scottish pronunciation I believe. Someone should call Scotland and find out. Deborah Kerr was somewhat of a ham. Nothing to be ashamed of, some of my favorite movie stars are complete hams. Comes from a formal training in live theater I would guess. The King And I, wonderful film, wonderful music and both she and Yul Brynner hamming it up like billy-be-jiggered. Perfect. Seperate Tables and From Here To Eternity where she starred with the king of ham himself, Burt Lancaster. Perfect. Black Narcissus and Perfect Strangers (I childishly
  23. FRANK--OHIO. I love Cyndi Lauper but I'm not sure her body of work is sufficient to get her into the R&R Hall of Fame. I remember watching mesmerized the first time I saw her video 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' on MTV (My God, thirty years ago). I think that was the last time I watched MTV. Here are my nominees. Criminally neglected thus far (IMO). Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the songwriting (non-performing) category. Dionne Warwick - Do You Know the Way to San Jose Jimmy Webb, same category. Great songwriter but not the best performer of his own songs, his voice was fl
  24. On the other hand, it may just be a case of ensuring continuity through innumerable takes. Even more annoying than untouched food and drinks can be lack of continuity. I'm sure we've all watched scenes where the glass is full, then half empty, then full again, then empty, then half full etc. etc. most distracting. Two minor annoyances in movies for me are - Taxis - In movies, the passenger gets out of the Taxi before paying. In reality the cab driver would be over the seat and in your lap if you tried to get out before paying the fare. Showers - In movies you get in the shower then
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