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{ Monthly Archives } September 2003

Could it Be Magic

Seen them both in concert…one of them QUITE a few times…tomorrow will be the first time I’ve seen them together, save vintage clips from their bathhouse performances in NYC in the early 70’s when Bette was launching her career and Barry was her unknown pianist and arranger…so I give you this newsflash from the Manilow […]

Still Crazy After All These Years

So…do we need any more evidence that Natalie Maines is a total nutball? I mean, I love the Chicks, but after reading Natalie’s latest letter to the fans, I’m just askin’…

Elia Kazan: 1909-2003

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering, In the faith that looks through death, […]

Moses Supposes His Toeses are Roses

Yet another sad obituary. No, Mirandala.org is not trying to turn into the old lady’s sports pages, it’s just been a bad week! Donald O’Connor was amazing. Just watch ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’ in Singin’ in the Rain. [Singin’ in the Rain Soundtrack = 1]

Renaissance Man

Unfortunately, another person to add to our ‘In Memoriam’ posts today…the person who truly embodied the title ‘Renaissance Man’, George Plimpton. Check out these excerpts from his obituary: Praised as a “central figure in American letters” when inducted in 2002 to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Plimpton also enjoyed a lifetime of making […]

You Don’t Choose Who You Fall In Love With, You Don’t Mess With the Gods of Love

Let’s all take a moment today to remember Robert Palmer, who died in Paris of a heart attack this morning. His songs (‘Simply Irresistable,’ ‘Addicted to Love’) are part of our pop culture consciousness now. The video for ‘Addicted to Love’ is iconic – without it what would Shania Twain have done for her ‘Man! […]

You’ve Been Struck By A Smooth Criminal

From our intrepid blog-agent in the field, Betsy, comes this most alarming Dubya R?sum?. Take a deep breath. Read it. Remember to vote next November. George W. Bush’s Accomplishments as President [Michael Jackson lyrics=1]

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Goth Girl with the baby blue checked Vans, low-rise jeans, hoodie sweatshirt, red birdie barrette, black fingernail polish, Incredible Hulk lunchbox, and Hello Kitty backpack, riding the escalator in front of me this morning, You are trying too hard. Love, Me _______________________________________________ Dear Scruffy Boy with the fraying oxford button-down collar shirt opened to […]

Look! Up in the Sky!

No political or social message in this post. I’m just happy because today on the bike path, I saw the Good Year Blimp AND had my camera with me. In all my years, the two have never happened at the same time. And, while I would have preffered it be the MetLife SNOOPY blimp, the […]

Concebido Sin Pecado

I love this time of year. The weather turns cooler, the sky darkens earlier, we all get to wear a more flattering set of clothes…what’s not to love? Seriously, folks. They say that in Spring “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”* Well, yada yada yada. For me, Autumn has always been […]