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: Christmas, Volume 1
Hello, one and all. So, December 25 is upon us again and you know what that means. Eggnog, ugly sweaters, huge pine trees lit with assorted lights that will juice up your electric bill. All the presents you bought on Black Friday have already been taken to customer service because you've had second thoughts. Another go-round with watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and my personal favorite, always, A Christmas Story with young Ralphie being warned that his eye will get shot out by that BB gun he so desperately wants.
The List: David Cassidy (The Partridge Family) R.I.P.
Hello one and all: Just two days before Thanksgiving, another iconic music star left our world at the age of 67, the exact same age as Tom Petty. David Bruce Cassidy, the one-time star of the hit 1970s music sitcom: "The Partridge Family" and who carved out an extensive career in television and music, died this past Tuesday of liver failure.
The 'List: Songs That Changed My Life: Part 2
Hello one and all. The continuation of my good buddy Calvin Houston "Oates" Cherry's personalized 'list. Recorded just a few weeks before I was born, this song had a profound effect on me growing up. My father played the Bridge Over Troubled Water album frequently and I seemed to identify with its message of loneliness. I was often alone growing up, usually with just my music, books, and imagination to keep me company. The multi-layered, echo-chambered background vocals I found to be beautifully haunting.
The 'List: Thanksgiving 2017
Hello, one and all. So, Thanksgiving Day is upon us and I felt that if there's anything to be thankful in this life, it's music. It's always been a true blessing in my life and I figured a 'list of thankful tunes to go with your Turkey Marbella, Stove Top stuffing, and cranberry sauce. They're from all decades and hope you have a great turkey day from me and my buddy, Calvin "Oates" Cherry.
Review: 'Justice League' (2017)
Okay, as an amateur movie critic, I'm not super well-versed on the burgeoning and ever-endless growing comic-book-franchises that are popping up like weeds in the desert. I do find that both the powerhouse comic book forces, DC Comics and Marvel Studios are in some sort of battle royale to get their respective movie superheroes into multiplexes as fast as you can chug a 2-liter soda bottle in three to five seconds. I haven't seen Thor: Ragnarok yet and I'm reserving judgement for when I do see it, but if and when I do, I won't be drawing parallels between the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Universe. Nope - thankfully, Justice League will do all of that for me. Yes, there'll be a breach of movie etiquette of comparing crosshatching dueling comic book movie franchises. The question will be, did I enjoy it and do I recommend it? The answer may surprise you.
The 'List: Songs That Changed My Life – Part 1
Hello, one and all. This is a 'list compiled solely by my good buddy, Calvin Houston Cherry, whom I've affectionately nicknamed "Oates." Enjoy, and there's more coming.
The 'List: 7EEZ Soft Rock Hits
Hello one and all. After writing about The Carpenters, I decided to compile another "me only" list of some of the best hits by artists who were about keeping it cool, mellow, and easy.
An Appreciation: "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (1987)
"You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get."The late John Candy as Del Griffith.