Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Good things come to those with positive energy!" Baron Von Frankenstein (Uncle Boris)

Friday, April 09, 2010

I really don't like to post anything negative on my blog :) BUT I really hate Energy vampires! People who waste your time and energy...
This is a fun one to watch! The highest rated RANKIN/BASS TV special ever!

Enjoying downtown on a sunny day!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Two GREAT BLU RAY discs on sale at BEST BUY right now for $9.99!

I am glad I never bought this on DVD! It is loaded with extras including Glorious Technicolor: Celebrating the revered Color filmmaking process and the classic cartoons: Rabbit Hood and Robin Hood Daffy. I watched this film tonight and it looks GREAT! Both films have the same theme: Greed is the root of all evil! We all know this to be true with our current recession as a result.

No film looks better on my SONY BRAVIA than looks AMAZING on BLU RAY! I watched the film again last night and another reason I like it so much (Besides the wonderful casting), is that it is Anti-Corporate America and's all about family.

A pretty cool SPIN...
courtesy of Patrick Owsley
My friend BILLIE MAE RICHARDS (Voice of RUDOLPH) is the voice of WILLY McBEAN! The film was also made simultaneously with RUDOLPH so it has that GREAT RANKIN/BASS ANIMAGIC look!
I picked this up for Josh today! He has been waiting for it for a while... features performances by IGGY POP, DAVE GROHL, ANDREW STOCKDALE of WOLFMOTHER, FERGIE, OZZY OSBOURNE and others! Josh is influenced by Slash's guitar playing.

Monday, April 05, 2010

I have been listening to my JAN & DEAN collection after watching THE T.A.M.I. show! Was just reading that Jan's terrible accident took place on Dead man's curve April 19, 1966. I also didn't realize they cut their BATMAN single the day after the TV pilot aired January 12th, 1966. They had to go back into the studio and re-record most of it because the rights owners didn't want them using the names BATMAN and ROBIN on the tracks.

It is always fun to take a trip back to Mayberry!

I miss my late, great friend Earle Hagen!

It is very cool to see Jan and Dean skateboarding and performing their hit "Sidewalk Surfin'"

"Turn on my VCR, same one I've had for years, James Brown on the T.A.M.I. show, same tape I've had for years..." THE POLICE
SHOUT FACTORY has issued this very cool film on DVD! It is said to be one of THE best concert films ever made and I agree! Not a bad performance in the bunch and a great mix of the British invasion with some of the best of the US talent. The film was shot on October 28th and 29th, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. THE BEACH BOYS segment was cut from the film for years and is now restored! It includes performances from THE BEACH BOYS, CHUCK BERRY, JAMES BROWN & THE FLAMES, THE BARBARIANS, MARVIN GAYE, GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS, LESLEY GORE, JAN & DEAN, BILLY J. KRAMER AND THE DAKOTAS, SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES, THE SUPREMES and THE ROLLING STONES! 7 of these acts are in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME already...

The first 10 minutes of this film are my favorites! They don't make films like this anymore. I remember watching this on FAMILY CLASSICS with Frazier Thomas. I also watched FRED STAIRE in RANKIN/BASS' THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMIN' TO TOWN tonight and forgot how well that special captured the holiday! I watched THE FIRST EASTER RABBIT too....all the R/B Easter specials are GREAT! I watched Judy earlier in THE WIZARD OF OZ...This great film brought two great stars together somewhere inbetween OZ and THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMIN' TO TOWN :)

Still celebrating Easter here :)

I obtained this autograph from Mary a few years back... It is still pouring rain in Oak Lawn!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

We watched this film last night! You can get a beautiful wide-screen version of it at SAM'S CLUB for $4.99! I always liked this film because, it attempted to put Elvis back into a role that required a dramatic performance, like his best in KING CREOLE. It was also a complex film with the main character taking many different roles with different women. Alan Napier (Alfred from TV's BATMAN) has a really cool guest starring role too!


We had an AWESOME EASTER Sunday and hope you did too!

Lake Catherine...

The weather was Gorgous until evening and then storms came...great Spring rain for growth!

What is Easter without a Lamb cake! We watched the WIZARD OF OZ BLU RAY and had Lobster and Shrimp for dinner :)

A HANNA-BARBERA SPACE GHOST Easter egg from Ron Murphy! THANKS for all the Easter wishes!