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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Thursday, October 09, 2014      11 comments

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) started out in 1973 as a play, The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O'Brien, who played the handyman, Riff Raff, wrote the play and co-wrote the movie. For those of you who don't know, The Rocky Horror Picture Show... Read more
The Sixth Sense
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      7 comments

Here it is, 6 October, and I haven't started my Halloween/spooky movies songs. OK, this one wasin The Sixth Sense from 1999, starring Haley Joel Osment as a troubled child, Cole, and Bruce Willis as a child psychologist, Malcom Crowe. Remember t... Read more
Space Cowboys
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      9 comments

Early this morning, parts of North America should, weather permitting, see a blood moon - lunar eclipse. From 2000 comes Space Cowboys, directed by and starring Clint E... Read more
Come Fly With Me
Monday, October 06, 2014      12 comments

"Come Fly with Me" was written in 1957 for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1958. It became one of his standards. Nothing to do with ballooning, but, who cares? Com... Read more
Up, Up and Away
Sunday, October 05, 2014      9 comments

The winds aloft were too high for the hot air balloons to launch this morning. A lot of the pilots did a tethered inflation, so the crowd got to see them. I wasn't there (you have to get there by O-dark hundred), but I missed seeing the sky fill... Read more
Balloon Fiesta Time
Saturday, October 04, 2014      11 comments

It's time for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta again! From today, 4 October thru next Sunday, 12 October, more than 700 balloonists from all over are expected to be up, up in the air. Hot air balloons fly because they their envelopes... Read more
Paint Your Wagon
Friday, October 03, 2014      11 comments

From the 1969 Western musical Paint Your Wagon comes "They Call the Wind Maria". "Maria" is pronounced like it is spelled "Mariah" (The song is supposedly where Mariah Carey's parents are said to have gotten her name.) Paint Your Wagon starr... Read more
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Thursday, October 02, 2014      10 comments

Well, I was wrong - it's almost 6 AM and we're pretty steady. Just when it calms down a bit, we get another ambulance call here in the Emergency Department. Shoot! Anyway, for some reason, I'm thinking about The Wizard of Oz, and Follow the Yel... Read more
More after Midnight
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      7 comments

Busy busy tonight -probably slow down after midnight and I'll blog again. ... Read more
Grease
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      9 comments

Grease is a 1978 musical romantic comedy film about 1958 high school sweethearts, based on the 1971 musical play of the same name. John Travolta (23) starred as Danny, a local greaser, who has a summer fling with Sandy, Olivia Newton John (30)... Read more
Victor/Victoria
Monday, September 29, 2014      8 comments

Yesterday, I blogged on The Music Man, a 1962 movie starring Robert Preston. It reminded me of Victor/Victoria, a 1982 movie starring 3 of my favorite actors - Robert Preston, Julie Andrews, and James Garner. Julie starred as Victoria Grant, a s... Read more
The Music Man
Sunday, September 28, 2014      8 comments

The Music Man is a 1962 musical based on the 1957 Broadway musical. It starred Robert Preston as "Professor" Harold Hill, a con man. He goes to "River City", Iowa, in 1912, to try and swindle the townsfolk into paying for instruments, band unifo... Read more
The Graduate
Saturday, September 27, 2014      10 comments

The Graduate is a 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross. Thirty year old Dustin played 20 year old Benjamin Braddock, newly graduated from college. Rather aimless, he is seduced by an older woman, Mrs, Robinson, pl... Read more
Risky Business
Friday, September 26, 2014      6 comments

Risky Business is a 1983 romantic comedy which launcehed Tom Cruise's career. High school student Joel Goodson(Tom Cruise) is left in charge of his wealthy parents' house when they go off on a trip. His father pointedly tells him to not touch t... Read more
The Sound of Music
Thursday, September 25, 2014      10 comments

The Sound of Music is a 1965 film from the 1959 musical play. Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The story is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers". The musical and movie take... Read more

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