hotel keys. panties. bras.
who knows which one of Elvis or Tom got more thrown on stage
Elvis was driving his custom bus home when George Klein played Green Green Grass of home on the radio. (see the below video for that story)
Now that’s an Elvis home recording to look for – jamming with Tom Jones.
Tom Jones and Tina Turner – who turns 75 today and still has the most fab legs ever! – dominated a big part of the 70s
While Tom went onto a long career and being knighted – he didn’t have the lasting power.
Over the last couple of years his main press has been talking about Elvis.
First that he tried to caution Elvis off of drugs and Elvis cautioned him not to try to do Sinatra.
Elvis of course, pwned Sinatra by romancing his girl Juliet Prowse and his daughter Nancy and finally stealing his signature song – My Way and turning it into Elvis’ swan song.
More interestingly is Tom Jones’ assertions that he and Elvis wanted to beat up John Lennon. Which is totally credible to me.
But more interestingly the one about Elvis bursting into the shower to sing to Tom and trying to sneak a look at his junk.
Why should we demand clear labelling of produced products and medications?
Because consumers cannot be expected to have chemistry or marketing degrees to read a label.
Companies are too focused on the stockholders and not product safety.
Government regulations are not about corporate profits they are about public health and safety.
Thalidomide and DES were two drugs given to women to manage the side effects of pregnancy.
Thalidomide resulted in deformed rabbits and humans and it took 3 decades to find out about the rabbits.
DES resulted in sterile female offspring. I am unaware of what, if any impact, there was on male offspring.
So – tell me again about how safe and proud companies are of products that they refuse to label or inform the public and apparently the regulating government agencies about.
On the weekend, we published our special report on Canada’s thalidomide victims and their pleas for help from our federal government. Many of you have voiced your support for them on our Facebook page. You can also show your support by signing this petition from the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada:
It’s time to Right the Wrong – the Canadian Thalidomide Tragedy
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After Desperately Seeking Susan, Madonna’s first star vehicle was a girl in a Presley Picture:
Madonna and Cyndi Lauper chased each other around the charts and when Cyndi revealed she was in her 30s rather than her 20s and her association with reestablishing wrestling as a mainstream entertainment put Madonna as the decade’s winning Diva.
Madonna’s movie career tanked with her marriage to Sean Penn and she mastered or is it mistressed reinvention as the queen of SM, queer equality rights and concert spectacle tours.
She kick started celebrity adoption of foreign children, wrote children’s books and has affected a british accent and calls herself Madge the last time I checked in on her.
The first Elvis-less Presley Picture introduced Val Kilmer – playing Nick Rivers (Loving You Elvis played Deke Rivers) in a plot kinda lifted from Double Trouble.
Kilmer does a turn as Performer Elvis in Europe with convoluted capers and lots of songs!
Real Genius is another of his early flicks that remains a fave of mine and he later did as turn as the ghost of Elvis
Val Kilmer was in close competition with Kevin Bacon for the same types of roles. Val dated Cher and kinda became Fat Elvis while Kevin went on to bind all things Hollywood.
Cougar-Tastic – Cher said Val was the best kisser she ever dated upon their break up.
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Rockploitation films in the 80s returned to the 50s with La Bamba and Dirty Dancing as the big hits of the genre.
Eddie and The Cruisers is an enduring cult fave and one of the most hysterical arguments I have with people is that this movie is based on a novel. It is not real.
There was a dowop band called The Cruisers – but there was never an actual Eddie.
it taps into our unwillingness to let go of our idols and how perhaps creativity cannot exist without the emotional pathos.
It hits us in that outside longing to be in, tough in public and vulnerable in private.
Michael Pare was one of my fave 80s’ actors, the Eddie sequel is a miss – but Streets of Fire is another 80s cult flick he starred in and The Manhatten Project was a great govt conspiracy lovers across time popcorn flick.
The European wars, deemed world wars, sure. Given.
What most people have forgotten is that Canada and Russia nearly went to war in the early 1970s over cod fish off of Newfoundland.
Iceland had declared a 200 mile limit of ocean and enforced it against the British with a single shot canon boat loaded with cod fish and potatoes.
Russia was overfishing our 12 mile water and Canada declared 200 as well.
Followed by Peru and Argentina.
Iceland had lost it’s case at the Hague world court but that fancy stuff means nothing to Vikings with cod conservation on the agenda.
America, suddenly realizing Russia was closer to them than just Alaska got involved and declared 200 miles and Russia backed down.
European sanctions against Iceland meant they were selling their products to the USSR in exchange for fuel, which they sold to the USA/NATO for their base in Iceland, old school spying on Russia.
I need to figure out how to update this stacking doll of leaders
all the way back to Peter the Great the size of a rice grain, LOL
A mysterious Russian object that was launched earlier this year has been performing some rather fishy maneuvers, prompting some to start panicking that…
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Freddie Mercury lived until he couldn’t do what he most wanted.
When Queen recorded the last released album Innuendo the tracks were clearly a Freddie album and Freddie was blind.
When he couldn’t create music anymore, he stopped taking the medications and he died.
the Freddie solo collection is an amazing set of all his non-Queen works, although they often appeared as backing artists.
most amazing is the first meeting between Freddie and Montserrat Caballe just vocalizing on songs with differing or even no lyrics yet.
Freddie Mercury is certainly an archetype all his own, but for this blog’s purpose – he is to the queer community as Elvis was to the hets… and us queers in many ways. Adam Lambert is now playing Freddie … Continue reading
further reading http://distractify.com/people/personal/agonizing-struggles-that-prove-cat-owners-are-the-best-people-ever/ http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/C/cats-mental-health/ http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=886 I think this should be an INaction figure….
Liver of life, lover of songs Freddie lived until he had no quality of life that was endurable, then, he discontinued the medications available at the time thanks for the music Freddie
I have been impersonating Elvis since I was 6 or 7 years old at family functions and later, in air band contests from High School to College. So when my Mom suggest karoke therapy to me in 2011, I first … Continue reading
Well. Whatever I expected, the June 28 outing to Vancouver to see the Queen concert exceeded expectations. On the skytrain to the show, my sister and I joked about a 1970s’ Martin Sheen movie – during his crazy youth … Continue reading