Monday, 24 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
k, so i don't know much about skateboarding, but my husband knows enough for both of us. he tells me that Rodney Mullen invented this style of street skating, and that mr. Mullen 'destroys' the young man in the video above. just so ya know. that aside, i happen to think this is the coolest skate video i have ever laid eyes on. the music, the clothes, the fluidity and fred-astaire-like grace of Killian's moves. i've watched this thing like five times already. i could watch it all day long.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
Good Looking People Having Fun Without You
what i wouldn't give for half an hour o shootin' the sh*t with this guy. Wayne White is a painter, art director, illustrator, puppeteer and banjo player originally from Chatanooga, Tennessee. he's won 3 emmies for his work as a designer on Pee Wee's Playhouse, as well as MTV and Billboard awards for his work in music videos, such as Peter Gabriel's Big Time. Wayne also works as a fine artist, creating, among other things, the 'word paintings' you see here. these paintings feature oversized text integrated into reproductions of vintage landscapes. i realize this stuff might not be for everyone, but i think they're unspeakably awesome. there are over two hundred of these gems on White's website varying greatly in style and content. most are humorous, but some are poignant, even sad. i suggest you head over there and flip through them right away.
if you live in California, Wayne's currently doing a one man biographical show complete with banjo and harmonica playing at Largo, every Tuesday in February.
Walks Into a Beck Concert and Says Whats This Suckass Shit
Thursday, 13 January 2011
in 1963, Shelley took a break from television to pursue a career in film. it was during this time that she appeared in Ride the Wild Surf with Barbara Eden and Susan Hart...
and not one, but three Elvis films: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout(1966) and Clambake(1967). Elvis once said that Shelley was his favourite actress to work with. perhaps because they shared an interest in music as well as acting?
Fabares returned to television in the 70s, appearing in numerous shows and made-for-tv movies. some of my readers may be a bit young to remember, but Shelley is probably most know for her role in the tv series Coach with Craig T. Nelson :)
Shelley married record producer Lou Adler in 1964, but the couple separated two years later and were divorced in 1980. in 1984, Fabares married actor Mike Farrell (B.J from M.a.s.h.) and is stepmother to his two children, Erin and Michael.
in October 2000, Shelley received a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.
Monday, 10 January 2011
January 8 has come and gone and i've neglected to post my annual birthday salutation to the greatest entertainer who ever lived. shame on me. two days ago would have been Elvis' 76th birthday. in honour of the king, here are some of my favourite rare photos. happy belated birthday Elvis!
Friday, 7 January 2011
Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is.
Amen, Oscar my man.