A passionate writer and graphic artist looking to break into the BIG TIME! Short stories, scripts and graphic art are my forte! Brooklyn N.Y. born and raised. Living in Manchester, Connecticut! Working on two novels now!
The 'List: Motown Records
Hello, one and all. This is a semi-dueling 'list between me and my buddy Calvin (add banana to my Oates) Cherry and a sort of a followup to our R&B 'list, which we hope we can revisit if readers show interest in our previous 'list.
The 'List: Best of R&B Vol. 1 (?)
Hello, one and all. This new 'list is a labor of love for the both of us; me and my buddy Calvin (Wilford Brimley loves to eat Oates) Cherry have an affinity for R&B music and this may be the first in a series of 'lists that will highlight the best of the genre. First, a small lesson about the first tentative volume of this 'list.
The 'List: 'Flashdance' 35 Years Later
Hello, one and all. The 1980s were a time of relatively simple pleasures. We could still buy 45 PRM singles and 33-1/3 vinyl LPs. We now had MTV as our other music source. We didn't have the internet, YouTube, iPads, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest - hell, even the thought of sending mail electronically hadn't been realized. Nope. We still had cassettes, Walkmans, and video arcades with everything from Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders etc. etc. It was a time of sweet, simple pleasures.
Movie Review: 'Winchester' (2018)
Hello, one and all. I often wary of movies that are "based on true stories," or "inspired by true events," if only for the fact that it's just code for "We're just giving you the more bullshit version of a story that is purported to be a true story." That being said, Winchester or the much longer, box-office worthy title: Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built manages to tell an intriguing story that seems to have some root in fact. Fact: the name is indeed synonymous with the iconic rifle and firearm company. Fact: it seems to know the players of that story inside and out. Fact: it was filmed in the actual home where said hauntings and paranormal events had occurred.
The 'List: Bon Jovi
"Let it rock. Let it roll; you can't stop the fire burning outta control..."Lyrics from "Let It Rock" - first album cut from 1986's "Slippery When Wet."
The 'List: Valentine's Day
Hello, one and all. My close BFF Calvin (I'm the Hall to his Oates) Cherry has been battling the elements, so this 'list is an all-me 'list and yes, no surprise - it coincides with the big holiday that makes our hearts swoon in the middle of February. Of course, I'm talking about Valentine's Day. Heart-shaped chocolate candy boxes, roses, soft candlelight, romantic dinners, and maybe even a movie date night, followed by - uh, give me a second. Eccchhh!! Ok, just kidding. I really don't care what is done in many billions of bedrooms all across America.
'My Bloody Valentine': A Dissection (1981)
"Sarah, be my bloody valentine..."Character from "My Bloody Valentine". Hello, one and all. I love a good splatter movie, and with Valentine's Day approaching, it would seem useless to not watch the George Mihalka's 1981 blood-splattered bon-bon, My Bloody Valentine from 1981. Why? Just because. This Canadian independent film was released in February of that year at the height of the slasher movie craze. Yep, the days of "Crazy Eddie" record shops, pre-MTV, and simple pleasures like sex, blood and, guts, exploitation was never lost on this fat, hairy, man-crazy fuck!
'Ghost:' An Appreciation (1990)
"I swear no more cheating. I'll do penance. Give me penance, but make that guy go away!" Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown, the psychic Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) discovers can hear him from beyond.