My Five Essential Halloween Films
I am a horror wimp. I avoid gore. However, I get out all my “scary” movies every Halloween and relive my childhood. Here are five that stand out for me this season…. Chris LeRoy
1. (1935) Bride of Frankenstein: Director James Whale’s masterpiece is the Frankenstein franchise peak. Brimming with creative [...]
MORST THE ARCHIVE KING: JJ’s dream comes true – an archive king pick
As Archive King, it is my formal duty to bear the news of a fantastic new entry to the online Camper Van Beethoven listening community.
Recently, a fan of Camper Van Beethoven had his dream come true, when CVB played a show at his [...]
FROM JOHNNY—From one year ago…..
On to my other reason for blogging: I want to thank Chris and Maria for the wonderful podcast regarding the history of my song “Harvest Queen”. A big thank you to Morst too. Well done! I feel compelled to fill in a few blanks though…..the music for the song goes back [...]
(From last Halloween Rebecca covers the beauty and mystery…. Chris)
El día de los muertos
My husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Five years ago today, we were honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as the town was getting ready for the día de los muertos/Day of the Dead holiday. Marc and I were in [...]
Franzen, Jonathan. Freedom. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
This is the best book I’ve read since John Irving’s Last Night in Twisted River. Since there is probably a long waiting list for it at your library, I recommend that you buy your own copy and then donate it to your local library. [...]
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The White House
N.C. Wyeth: George Washington and James Hoban. Smithsonian.
(After all his hard work, George Washington is the only president who didn’t get to live in the White House.)
In honor of the traveling exhibit James Hoban: Architect of the White House that will be at our library through the end of November, [...]
Listening Theme 44 – Liverpool
by Paul Adams on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 6:53am
For the next couple of weeks I’m going to concentrate on bands and artistes from Liverpool (or Merseyside at a stretch)
- I’m sure you can all think of at least one Liverpudlian band (hmm, who could that be?) but as I’m [...]
From Johnny to Jule to you…
Julie Bradlow via Johnny Hickman: