I’m still resting, and don’t have any ideas for an original post anyway. This duet, sung by Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury, is beautiful. You’ll probably like it better than my snooty blog posts. The image below may look as if the video is not available, but I’ve clicked it and it plays well. It’s on YouTube. Continue reading Yes, Another Shortcut
I like to post every day, but need rest sometimes. Here’s Queen’s Official Video of Under Pressure. No subtle messages about my own physical/mental state. It’s just a fine video with news footage and other pieces of history. David Bowie contributed to vocals. Read whatever you want into the music or lyrics, or their relationship with the visual part. The members of Queen have refused to explain their work, and they’re right to refuse. Continue reading Another Shortcut Today
(Disclosure: This post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page.) Actor Tim Curry, now semi-retired, has appeared in movies that fall on every point of the quality spectrum. Depending on the audience, he’s most likely to be noted for portraying Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show or the Plaza Hotel concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. However, those aren’t his only films, and two of the most obscure are among the best. Pass The Ammo (1988), a comedy co-starring Annie Potts, depicts a Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker-type couple operating a sham TV ministry. … Continue reading Forgotten Tim Curry Classics
Huffington Post’s reporting has a liberal slant, but as usual they’re just saying the same thing as anyone else with an active intellect. Here’s a link to the report, including video of Donald Trump’s treasonous speech. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-russia-hack_us_5798d1c8e4b02d5d5ed3b51a Continue reading The Donald’s Unprecedented Weirdness
I can’t think of a better title for this post. The video, shared on July 20 by Drew Vincent on Facebook, shows what happened at a recent baseball game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Continue reading Rotten Adult At Baseball Game
Update: I’m sorry I don’t have the documentation, but a little while ago I heard someone on NPR say Marni Nixon’s work on classic films was uncredited because at that time people were under serious pressure to keep her work confidential. That conflicts with my earlier impression, and the content of this blog post was based on the early impression. As the Milli Vanilli scandal proved, part of the time singers who dub voices go uncredited. We don’t have any way of knowing how often it happens. However, there’s no real scandal when it’s common knowledge — or at least … Continue reading R.I.P. Marni Nixon
Today I made a GIF from a YouTube video featuring Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. The quality of animation may have been reduced to allow copyrighted material to appear online. Still, it’s fun. https://giphy.com/gifs/bugs-bunny-daffy-duck-144tf56Q4tT1e0 Continue reading Boredom Or Creative Genius? YOU Decide.
When the Republican National Convention lackeys used a recording by Queen without authorization, I threw a fit. Then I began thinking about popular music I hadn’t heard in a while. My mood has improved greatly. Continue reading Attitude