Remember that horrible story about beehive hair-dos?
The final entry for Inktober 2016. It’s week five, for those of you playing along at home. It’s Bonnie, Nancy, Sarah and Rochelle — everyone’s second favorite 90s movie witches. (The Sanderson Sisters are first, of course.)
As Inktober 2016 winds to a close, here is my entry for week four. Amelia is terrified by the Zuni fetish doll that is holding her captive in her own apartment in the greatest, made-for-television movie ever filmed, Trilogy of Terror — a tour de force for the late Karen Black.
Lesley Goldstein was the voice of youth, decades before Kurt Cobain had the moniker thrust upon him by the “grunge” generation. At 16, the young, aspiring singer (now using the surname “Gore”) pored over hundred of demos with her novice producer, Quincy Jones. The pair finally agreed on a melancholy tune about a poor birthday girl …
But there’s a full moon risin’ Let’s go dancin’ in the light We know where the music’s playin’ Let’s go out and feel the night. Because I’m still in love with you I want to see you dance again Because I’m still in love with you On this harvest moon.
For fifteen minutes, every Friday night, US soldiers fighting in World War II were comforted by the songs and stories of “Phyllis Jeanne, your Canteen Girl.” Broadcast on the NBC network from 1942 until the end of the war, Phyllis Creore was a friendly voice for homesick troops. She used the name “Phyllis Jeanne” because …
Here’s another Inktober 2016 bonus… “Just tell it to call you Billie, you bitch!” – Henry Northrup’s parting words to his shrewish, overbearing wife Wilma in “Creepshow” (1982) Here’s an account of my encounter with the aforementioned “Billie.”
Inktober rages on! Here is my entry for week number two. It’s Dr. Anton Phibes, as portrayed by the inimitable Vincent Price in the 1971 camp horror classic The Abominable Dr. Phibes and its sequel, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, released the following year.
I was a fan of Pat Benatar and I bought Crimes of Passion when it was released in 1980. Spawning three best-selling singles and several AOR station favorites, Crimes of Passion was the biggest selling album of Benatar’s career. By the time Seven the Hard Way, her seventh album, came out, my musical tastes had moved on …