· 4 days ago
While I’d always dug “Just What I Needed” upon first hearing it on WPLJ (sandwiched between tracks by Jethro Tull and Styx) and was rendered a bug-eyed mute by their turn scoring a very particular scene in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” with their iconic “Moving in Stereo” (you KNOW the scene I’m talking about), I bought my first Cars album on the strength of the jarring transition from the suitably nervous, twitchy “Shoo Be Doo” into the cinematic futurescape of the title track to their second LP, Candy-O. I still play it today, and still get the chills.
The Cars were another staple in my house growing up.
· Nov 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics legend who co-created some of its most famous heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 95. Lee was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died, according to TMZ. The cause of death has not been immediately released.
I would not be who I am today if it were not for Stan Lee.
· Jun 8, 2018 at 8:29 am
New York (CNN) — Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
Holy shit, dude! 😳
I was really surprised when I saw the headline but then after it soaked in for a bit I wasn’t. He was a poetic rockstar, traveling the world, writing his craft, rocking the foodies. Digging up the real story on the people.
Seemed to me after listening to how he spoke on certain topics that he missed that checked-out, junkie lifestyle.
· May 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm
Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” films, died at age 69.
I was in love with her for much of my youth… 😢
· Apr 16, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65.
The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected.
Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three consecutive Emmys, from 1985 to 1987.
Okay, the Night Court marathon seems more timely than ever.
#rip #harryanderson #nightcourt
· Mar 14, 2018 at 9:17 am
World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.
The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
· Oct 17, 2017 at 7:59 am
John Dunsworth has died at age 71.
The Trailer Park Boys star, who played Jim Lahey on the show and is also known for his work on the Syfy series Haven, died after suffering an unknown illness, his daughter and co-star, Sarah, announced in a statement via social media on Monday.
“With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” the family statement read. “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness. The family would like to request that our privacy is respected in our time of grief.”
· Sep 28, 2017 at 11:56 am
A visionary editor who for decades threw lavish parties at his home, the Playboy Mansion, Hefner lived a glamorous Hollywood life, sharing time and photo ops with a diverse cast of celebrities, civil rights leaders and journalists.
The memories, condolences and even some jokes that people shared after Hefner’s death reflect the complicated legacy of the founder of Playboy magazine, who died at 91.
I don’t think Hefner and “civil rights” have ever crossed my mind at the same time. I’m not saying he wasn’t behind all that or that he wasn’t a strong supporter. I guess I’ve just thought more about bunnies when I have thought about him.
But how can one not trust the word of Rev Jesse Jackson Sr?
#rip #hughhefner #civilrights