The Comedy of Terrors and The Nutty Professor :: His and Hers Drive-In Double Feature (1963)

His and Hers Drive-In Double Feature :: 1963 :: The Comedy of Terrors and The Nutty Professor It has been quite awhile since my husband and I worked together on our year-by-year feature, our “His and Hers Drive-In Double Feature”. The holiday season is a mad rush when you have kids, and in my line of work (advertising), the end of the year can get more than a little crazy, so we had put this project on hiatus. But, watch out readers and movie lovers, we are back. We last left off in 1962, where we watched, and reviewed “his” … Continue reading The Comedy of Terrors and The Nutty Professor :: His and Hers Drive-In Double Feature (1963)

There’ll never be another quite like you :: Songs of Our Youth

Metropolis :: The Church from the album, Gold Afternoon Fix Songs of Our Youth “And it’s only a day away. We could leave tonight, you could sleep along the way, dream in black and white.” A Little History: Metropolis is a song by Australian alternative rock band The Church. It was released as the lead single on their 1990 album, Gold Afternoon Fix, and the songwriting credits were given to all four members of the band. Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes, Richard Ploog, and Steve Kilbey were all credited with writing the song. The lead guitar produced a quickly falling then softly ascending melody, with slight commercial influence. A complicated … Continue reading There’ll never be another quite like you :: Songs of Our Youth

Kelly Haigh :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Kelly Haigh Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Kelly Haigh 1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art? Old time country music is a must for painting. The likes of George Jones, Porter with Dolly, Anita Carter, Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn, and June Webb. 2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)? Porter Wagoner, George Jones, and my friend Jimmy Roy, (assuming we could make room for his sweetheart, so I’d have a gal … Continue reading Kelly Haigh :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

That night I ain’t forgotten :: VOTD

Up the Junction :: Squeeze from the album, Cool For Cats Up the Junction was the third single released from Squeeze’s second album, Cool for Cats. It is one of the band’s most popular and well-remembered songs, and reached # 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Up the Junction is a novel by Nell Dunn, first published in 1963. Lyricist Chris Difford said that the title phrase was lifted from the 1965 TV play version of the novel, directed by Ken Loach, and its subsequent 1968 movie remake. (see Up the Junction). The film had a soundtrack by Manfred Mann, and a song by them, titled Up the Junction, although the song … Continue reading That night I ain’t forgotten :: VOTD