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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dressing up? Never cared for it. Tons of cheap candy? Loved it as a kid, now, blech! Roasted pumpkin seeds with lots of salt? Always great. But the best thing about Halloween is watching old, scary movies like “Frankenstein,” “The Wolfman,” “Dracula,” etc. And the only thing better than old horror movies are comedy horror […]

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Here’s another one of these late evening discoveries for you. An hour ago, I had no idea who Abigail Riccards was. I still know little about her except she is extremely talented. Extremely talented. One of the ways you can tell just how talented she is comes from the fact that she does something that […]

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One of the world’s great songwriters is a gentleman named Dave Frishberg. He was born in Minnesota but spent over a dozen years each in both New York and L.A. playing jazz piano before he settled in Portland, Oregon. Frishberg is a fascinating character because his career and his music are hard to define. I […]

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Why am I still awake at 1:07 in the morning? Well, for the last 30 minutes or so I’ve been watching videos of a young woman named Christina Bianco. If you’ve read most of the posts on this site, you may pick up on the idea that I think all the great entertainment talents are, […]

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