Saturday, March 11, 2006
Elvis Presley In Scotland
"The date was March 3rd, 1960. The place was Prestwick Airport in Scotland..."
This was the airport where my dad worked, 68-72...
Posted by Peter at 1:14 PM
lots of room for institutional grade Costco relish & other groceries in the back of this stretch pickup by Laura Piasta who was on our "Saddest Song Ever" panel Thursday, playing something by Anthony & the Johnson's. I played "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic, Tim Lee played "Mind playing Tricks on Me" by the Geto Boys, Jade Blade played "Puff the Magic Dragon" by PP&M and Matthew Swayer played a song by the Televison Personalities...
Posted by Peter at 12:16 PM
Thursday, March 09, 2006
"In conjunction with the Or Gallery's ongoing exhibition "Why I'm So
Unhappy," the Music Appreciation Society presents:
The Saddest Music in the World...Ever.
Thursday March 9, 8pm
Panel discussion and listening event with:
103.480 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5E4
T 604 683.7395
F 604 683.7302
Posted by Peter at 1:50 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Nice to see Dennis Haysbert up and around --after catching a bullet as President Palmer in "24"--as the true blue smiling gung-ho team leader in the David Mamet penned "Unit" on CBS, which is promisingish (if he can steer it in a "Spartan" direction) but only one real classic Mamet line, spoken by one of Haysbert's colleagues when she's told a friend's husband is "very handy" around the house--
"My husband couldn't pound sand with a plastic shovel."
Posted by Peter at 3:26 PM
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
farewell Kirby Puckett...
"In his retirement press conference, Puckett made a point of speaking directly to Dennis Martinez. Martinez had brutally (and unintentionally) beaned Puckett with a fastball to the face in his final at bat and as a result had been subject to the scorn of many fans. "I just want to say I love you," Puckett told him. "He didn't do it on purpose. I was hanging out over the plate cheating." "
Posted by Peter at 8:54 AM
Sunday, March 05, 2006
JG Ballard on the book and film Empire of the Sun
"With them was a brilliant child actor, Christian Bale, who uncannily resembled my younger self. He came up to me on the set and said: "Hello, Mr Ballard. I'm you." He was followed by an attractive young couple, Emily Richard and Rupert Frazer, who added: "And we're your mum and dad.""
Posted by Peter at 9:36 AM