Some folks no longer with us.
I meant to comment on Harlan Ellison’s passing. A writer who influenced so many people, and probably as much for his never dull, frequently entertaining personality displayed in many public appearances. I was more of a fan in my teen years than when older, but I always enjoyed his comments and just knowing that he was out there.
And, of course, he wrote one of Star Trek‘s greatest episodes:
Also, Steve Ditko. When I was a whippersnapper, I found a torn copy of Doctor Strange Classics in a comic shop, getting it from a reject bunch for something like four-for-a-dollar along with a beat-up Silver Age Tales to Astonish. Ditko’s surrealist, psychedelic art was mind-boggling, and led me to further joy reading his original Spider-Man stories in Marvel Tales.
Here’s a book-themed (and groovy) look at the weird wonder of the art of Ditko:
And . . . Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries. The voice of otherworldly nineties Celtic pop music, and a band that was one of the best things about the nineties:
Rest in peace.
And so 2019 begins . . . with an amazing piano rendition of “Limelight” by Rush. I’ve got writing stuff to share in the near future, but for now please enjoy this fantastic music:
In honor of recent October weather that belongs no earlier than November, here is Bruno Hrabovsky’s piano rendition of Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind.”
Yes, I know this song is not actually about cold weather precipitation, but it creates a wintery mood anyway.
Been away from the blog for far too long and will have more stuff up soon, including a new short story. In the meantime, just for fun, just because it’s awesome, just because there’s nothing else like it, well, this video speaks for itself:
When is an underrated classic movie restored in high definition available at no charge?
Check it out:
ClassicFlix will also be selling their T-MEN Blu Ray Special Edition at an incredible price that night.
And, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!
Sir Michael Caine recently reads “If . . . .”, and reflects on life:
Rest in peace, not-so-dark knight. You brought joy to many, many people.
This is 110% the truth: