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Monthly Archives: December 2008
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Mister D: I added “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” to the playlist….this will be deleted tomorrow, the explosions are driving me nuts…I know, I know…it’s debatable
Thank you ladies and germs for another great year. I thought I’d be closing this place down long ago, but here we are going strong on our 7th year with publishings almost daily. No other website has been able to do that and stay sane….uh oh!!!! Oh well, you can’t have it all!!!! 🙂 Love you all and thanks for all the joy you bring me.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Leonard Maltin Lists The Five Best Movies of 2008 You Didn’t See
by Leonard Maltin
Please forgive the presumptuousness of my headline. If youâ€™re a dedicated filmgoer you may already know some of these titles. Yet in our media-driven, blockbuster-oriented society most people donâ€™t hear about smaller, offbeat movies and if they do they donâ€™t go out to see them. Some people are actually wary of movies they havenâ€™t seen advertised on TV, billboards and bus ads.
Sometimes a good movie manages to build word of mouth, fueled by positive reviews and an award or two; this yearâ€™s success story may well be Slumdog Millionaire, which deserves all the praise itâ€™s receiving. That said, here are five good movies I think you ought to try. Theyâ€™re as good as any of the box-office hits of 2008â€”if not better. All of them except Let the Right One In is available on DVD.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Hi Fellow BetteHeads,
I find myself in a bit of a quandary, so Don was kind enough to let me ask my extended family for help. I was good girl this year and Santa rewarded me with a bonanza of iTune gift cards. I found out I need some medical torture for the next few months and severely need to get some new tunes on the old IPOD. Here’s where you come in, I’m asking people to recommend artists, songs, etc… Music is my lifeline and I need to be getting in motion quick so I need you to help me find some new or rememberable old favorites. I like everything from Bette to Bluegrass and Bach to Beyonce’. I need rev me up to get me going music all the way to slow me down and make me sleepy. So…do me a favor and send me some of your favs! You can hit me up on facebook (Mary Russell) or e-mail me at Redhawk113@comcast.net.
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ALSO RECENT UPDATES INCLUDE
Woody The Spoon Recipes
Mister D WILL NOT BE TASTING Any Cooking From This Group!
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Songwriter Delaney Bramlett dies in LA at 69.
The Associated Press
Posted: 12/27/2008 04:27:57 PM PST
LOS ANGELESâ€”Singer-songwriter-producer Delaney Bramlett, who penned classic rock songs such as “Let it Rain” and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, has died. He was 69.
Bramlett died Saturday shortly before 5 a.m. at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles as a result of complications from gall-bladder surgery, his wife Susan Lanier-Bramlett said.
Born in Mississippi, Bramlett enjoyed a career in the music business that spanned 50 years.
Friday, December 26, 2008
This year’s Dubious Achievement Awards in Film go to …
By Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times movie critic
Continuing in a long tradition started by my predecessor and friend John Hartl, here are a few award categories you won’t see at the Oscars …
Best performance in a lost cause: Judy Greer in “27 Dresses”; Alan Rickman in “Nobel Son”; Colin Farrell in “Cassandra’s Dream”; Forest Whitaker in “Vantage Point”; Bette Midler in “Then She Found Me”; Billy Bob Thornton in “Eagle Eye”; and almost everybody in “W.,” particularly Josh Brolin and James Cromwell.
The Huffington Post
Eartha Kitt: My Encounter with a Legend
By Bruce Vilanch
Of course I adored and wanted to be Catwoman. That goes without saying. Eartha Kitt was another matter. I had interviewed her once for the Chicago Tribune. It was a couple of years after she told Lady Bird Johnson what she thought of LBJâ€™s Vietnam war. Unfortunately, she chose to tell her at a girly luncheon all about Lady Birdâ€™s beautification program. Eartha took the entire luncheon off-message and maintained that she didnâ€™t work for eleven years after that, but here it was l971 and she was headlining a nightclub in Chicago. Sheâ€™d already been a legend for twenty years, and legends have very vague calendars. I had a great time interviewing Eartha. who spent a lot of time telling me how she had created Eartha and was now spending the seventh day resting. The next great time I had with her was about a decade and a half later,and this time I got to participate in the creation. Things were slow-ish for both of us. I had just been fired after refusing to do free rewrites on my script of Canâ€™t Stop the Music, widely considered to be the best first-draft screenplay since Citizen Kane. One of the benefits of working on the Village People movie was I got to see them all naked which, at the time, helped me see lots of other people naked, from villages far and wide. The other benefit was I met Jacques Morali, the insane gay French Jew who created the group and wrote their songs. In another pocket of his existence, Jacques annually created a score for the Crazy Horse show in Paris. Spectacular showgirls lip-synched the English lyrics as well as spectacular showgirls could to an audience of non-English speakers who had about as much interest in the lyrics as Lorenz Hart might have had in the showgirls. Armed with this knowledge, Jacques asked me to write a lyric to one of his disco tunes. And he had another reason. â€œThe girrrrl will be lap-sinking to Eartha Kitt. And zo the lyrics need to be special.â€ Will she be doing an Eartha Kitt impression? â€œDonâ€™t be bizarre. It is not a drag show. Eartha is sitting on a hill in Connecticut, not working. She will record this one thing.â€ The song was called â€œWhere is My Man?â€ Itâ€™s about Eartha and her endless search for a soul-mate who never met Bernard Madoff.