This book reminds me of being at my grandmother’s house. It lived there along with a hodge-podge of other toys that had just always lived at Grandma’s. Like my mother’s old baby doll and the clothes my Grandma sewed for it. And the life-sized stuffed pink python my Grandpa brought my mom from a toy convention he attended in NYC in the 60s.
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1) Feliz Cinco de Mayo – por favor celebrar con Gael, my very handsome EXACT BIRTHDAY twin.
2) Interestingly, this makes me feel homesick.
Sometimes, despite never crossing your life’s path before, a thing or person or concept or otherwise will suddenly intersect your life multiple times over in a concentrated period. This happened to me recently with this brilliant Network clip. This is how it went down:
Travis played the audio clip just before taking the stage for their first concert in Russia.
My favoritist-in-the-whole-world-but-now-tragically-canceled podcast, the Bryant Park Project, did a segment which discussed the likelihood of Heath Ledger winning an Oscar posthumously. Peter Finch is the only person to have received the honor after passing, and he did so for Network.
Somewhere in my YouTube searching for the “Truth in Advertising” clip, it was one of the related videos.
And it’s really really good.
PS: how fabulous is 70’s Faye Dunaway? Faye, Lauren Bacall and Katherine Hepburn are invited to my fantasy dinner party.
3 more volumes on YouTube
but I really should…
In 1978 Boney M. made a much publicized promotional visit to the Soviet Union, which in the shadow of the Cold War made them one of the very few Western acts along with Elton John to do so. Although tracks like “Rasputin” were officially banned in the Soviet Union because of their lyrics, the band was still welcomed by the Soviet regime and this visit resulted in an enormous popularity in the entire former Eastern Bloc that has lasted for more than three decades.
Rah rah Rasputin, indeed.