Category Archives: showbusiness

It Took a Hundred Years for a New Wilde to be Born

Stephen Fry (August 24, 1957) It would have taken me a hundred years to link this man with the role he played in 1997: Oscar Wilde. David Lowe picked up the link instantly, yesterday afternoon, and commented on my post. … Continue reading

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Jenny Merton: “Who’s Sorry Now?”

Heartbeat: Season 14, Episode 11 (November 21, 2004) I’ve been a fan of this UK program from the very beginning, but lost the thread of the stories over the later years, due to family upheavals and my final return to … Continue reading

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“‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky”

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) Have you ever noticed that most Jimi Hendrix photos show him in mid-song? This was a man in constant musical motion. He and his band The Experience were the toast of … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Planet Earth

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The analysis of this film has probably been done to death, but it occurred to me during the night that it’s an excellent metaphor of life on earth, spiritually. Here is the plot as reported on … Continue reading

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“It Costs a Lot of Money to Look This Cheap”

Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946) It’s one of those lines that endears Dolly Parton to people: self-deprecating to the nth degree. But, for some unknown reason, she decided at a young age that when she grew up she wanted to … Continue reading

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When the Gambler Finally Cashed in His Chips

Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) All it takes is a chance viewing of a farewell concert to set my Astrology wheels in motion. Last night we watched CBS’ “All In For The Gambler” and then I … Continue reading

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The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018) Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to … Continue reading

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Everybody Gets to Say, “Goodbye, Lucifer”

Lucifer: Season 6 – Partners ‘Till the End It’s been a fun run, for sure. Six glorious seasons are now over. No doubt, some will want it to be resurrected, once more, but what’s done is done! Now, just for … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Free Bird: Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash (October 20, 1977)

If I Leave Here Tomorrow (Netflix) For a group of musicians who were just coming into their own in the 1970’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd were cut down in their prime. I watched two-thirds of their documentary last night. Because the FAA … Continue reading

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