Don Rickles, 1926-2017

Don Rickles

1926-2017

Don Rickles died April 6, 2017.

At 90, he was still working. Basically he would have lunch and talk, and AARP would record it (and we can assume tip the waitress).

But he made his reputation long before then, on stage, in movies, and especially on the tv. ...continue reading "Off to The Big Hockey Puck in the Sky"

An annual Christmas video from members of the Philadelphia theater community. "War is Over," John Lennon. Recorded at the Plays & Players Theatre in Philadelphia,

An annual Christmas video from members of the Philadelphia theater community.

"War is Over," John Lennon. Recorded at the Plays & Players Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.

Alvin and the Chipmunks, "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)". Oh, it brings back such memories, doesn't it?

Alvin and the Chipmunks, "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
explained by Mahalo

Oh, it brings back such memories, doesn't it? Of black-and-white tv, then having full color but only a blurry third- or fourth-generation YouTube video to look at. What happened to all the old Chipmunk video? Why are left with all the newer terrible stuff? Well, the song is the important thing. We all still want that hoola hoop.

If you want to ruin your own Christmas spirit here's a bitter little assessment of Ross Bagdasarian from Splitsider.com. (Bagdasarian hung out with William Saroyan; Saroyan said nicer things about him.)

 

A good way to live.

Postmodern Jukebox. Von Smith, vocals, and Tim Kubart going crazy on the tambourine. A good way to live.