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That’s what I like about the South

Well, I had gambled on having some new material cobbled together so that I might slap it up onto the blog...but as usual, a number of factors (eBay, laziness, the heat) interfered and so here I am once again on a Saturday with nothing but a fantabulous swag giveaway to entice you to keep checking… Continue reading That’s what I like about the South

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“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

The official Thrilling Days of Yesteryear “Business and Pleasure” giveaway has come to an end.  I like to think of myself as a generous guy, so if I could make it possible, I’d hand out a free copy of the Radio Spirits’ Couple Next Door CD collection Business & Pleasure to all who entered.  Alas,… Continue reading “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Coming (Ma)clean

No sooner has silent film accompanist Ben Model (the hardest working man in the ebony-and-ivory business) recovered from the huzzahs and favorable plaudits for his Undercrank Productions DVD release The Alice Howell Collection than he’s back in the Kickstarter business, with a campaign that got underway yesterday.  As a lifelong fan of silent film comedy,… Continue reading Coming (Ma)clean

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Book Review: Identifi Yourself: A Journey in F**k You Creative Courage

From June 5, 1981 to December 30, 1988, The USA Network was the home of Night Flight—one of television’s most innovative attempts at capturing the pop culture zeitgeist.  Created and directed by Stuart S. Shapiro, Night Flight was a four-hour program comprised of music videos (featuring mainstream and alternative artists), cult movies (it's where I… Continue reading Book Review: Identifi Yourself: A Journey in F**k You Creative Courage

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“There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.” — Mia Hamm

The response to Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s latest swag giveaway—a chance to win a copy of the Radio Spirits’ Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collection, Strange and Singular Affairs—was most encouraging...and as always, it would be neato keen if I could hand out copies to all who entered.  But that probably wouldn’t be healthy for the… Continue reading “There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.” — Mia Hamm

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Book Review: Seen from the Wings: Luise Rainer. My Mother, The Journey

There’s an apocryphal story about the first time director Alfred Hitchcock was nominated for an Oscar (for 1940’s Rebecca).  He hadn’t planned on attending the ceremony—in fact, he and wife Alma Reville spent most of that afternoon on the tennis court.  Yet the Hitchcocks thought it might be a lark to show up for the… Continue reading Book Review: Seen from the Wings: Luise Rainer. My Mother, The Journey