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Originally posted by The Old Man:
My mother Minette aka Mickey--88. What a ride she had. Never would have moved to CA if she hadn't "grown up" and left Chicago when she was 50. Also the reason I'm into art, film and reading.



Sorry for your loss, TOM. Always tragic to lose a parent. Treasure your great memories of her...
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Stan Boreson, the King of Scandinavian Humor. Jan 27th, age 91.



Zerodokus muchocrokus hullabaloozabub/That's the secret password that we use down at the Club.

Among my very earliest memories of watching TV-- black and white, round screen, rabbit ears antenna, only 4 channels-- was Stan's Clubhouse. Rarely missed an episode. He provided wonder and laughter for a child. RIP Stan Boreson.

Can't believe that I still remember the beginning of that stupid song! Smile
Al Jarreau. Greatest jazz vocalist of all time IMHO. We saw him last year and his voice was great but he was feeble and needed assistance to get on and off stage. A huge talent that will be sadly missed. RIP AJ.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Al Jarreau. Greatest jazz vocalist of all time IMHO. We saw him last year and his voice was great but he was feeble and needed assistance to get on and off stage. A huge talent that will be sadly missed. RIP AJ.

Your opinion is pretty spot on my friend - an amazing talent. We had the opportunity to catch him here several years ago and it was a fabulous show. One of my favorite TV themes is his song from Moonlighting back in the 80s.

He will be missed. RIP
Shakespeare...

No, not the Bard. My goldfish.

Twelve years ago, a dear friend's daughter won a "feeder" goldfish at the local county fair in that dumb game where you spend $10 buying ping pong balls to toss into little bowls to win a ten cent goldfish. The ladies departed back to the mid-west a few days later leaving me with the critter.

I made a promise to the fish that if he lived for 6 months, I'd transfer him from his one gallon bowl to nicer digs. So then to a 3 gallon tank... 10 gallon tank... 20 gallon tank and 10 years later, Shakespeare continued to thrive, despite my occasional neglect. He was always glad to see me (Ooh, ooh.. here's the food guy!) Never bit. Never barked. Never shit on my rug. Grew to 4" of beautiful long tailed koi-like elegance.

He developed a lesion 3 years back that was treated by my daughter's boss (a specialty vet) and came home as good as new. He hung in until a week or so ago when he showed serious signs of distress. I'll bury him in the yard in a safe place.

PH
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Al Jarreau. Greatest jazz vocalist of all time IMHO..


High praise for sure.

When I think Greatest jazz singer ever, my mind jumps to Ella, Billie, Sarah, Nina, Torme, Joe Williams and Nat King Cole for his brilliant L-O-V-E album alone.

That said, for male jazz, Al is one of the finest ever for me as well.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Al Jarreau. Greatest jazz vocalist of all time IMHO..


High praise for sure.

When I think Greatest jazz singer ever, my mind jumps to Ella, Billie, Sarah, Nina, Torme, Joe Williams and Nat King Cole for his brilliant L-O-V-E album alone.

That said, for male jazz, Al is one of the finest ever for me as well.

Yep, thinking Ella.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Al Jarreau. Greatest jazz vocalist of all time IMHO..


High praise for sure.

When I think Greatest jazz singer ever, my mind jumps to Ella, Billie, Sarah, Nina, Torme, Joe Williams and Nat King Cole for his brilliant L-O-V-E album alone.

That said, for male jazz, Al is one of the finest ever for me as well.

Just listened again to his version of Spain. So good.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
George "The Animal" Steele. So great in Tim Burton's best movie, Ed Wood.


Been a tough couple weeks for wrestlers. Besides The Animal, Ivan Koloff, Nicole Bass, Marty Prince & Chavo Guerrero all passed away.
Film critic Richard Schickel, whose documentary series, The Men Who Made the Movies (which included a great program on Hitchcock) and had a profound affect on me in the early seventies.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Film critic Richard Schickel, whose documentary series, The Men Who Made the Movies (which included a great program on Hitchcock) and had a major affect effect on me in the early seventies.

You're welcome! Razz

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Film critic Richard Schickel, whose documentary series, The Men Who Made the Movies (which included a great program on Hitchcock) and had a major affect effect on me in the early seventies.

You're welcome! Razz

PH

Red Face
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
George "The Animal" Steele. So great in Tim Burton's best movie, Ed Wood.

As evil as he looked and an expert at making grotesque faces, he always visited The Hospital for Sick Children when he was in Toronto and put smiles on hundreds of faces that otherwise did not have a lot to cheer about while admitted to hospital.
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Originally posted by bomba503:
Larry Coryell - one of the greats


Indeed. I was a huge fan back in the day. I should dust off some of his recordings and honor him.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Clyde Stubblefield. Probably the funkiest, and most sampled drummer of all time.

Frown
RIP Bill Paxton who passed at 61 from post op complications from heart surgery. My favorite movie of his was Apollo 13, and was also in Aliens & Titanic,
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Bill Paxton at 61 of a surgury problem! Always liked him and of course Big Love. Seemed like a regular guy.

I am so sorry to hear that! I liked most of his work. I think Tresspass with him and William Sadler was an excellent movie and also enjoyed One False Move very much. Frown
I missed that Spielberg's mom, Leah Adler, died last week at 97. Though I've never met a Spielberg movie I've liked, my own recently passed mother did like on occasion to go to her kosher restaurant in the Pico/Robertson area of LA--The Milky Way. Though she certainly didn't need to work, Leah would often be found there running the place.
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Originally posted by vinole:
RIP Bill Paxton who passed at 61 from post op complications from heart surgery. My favorite movie of his was Apollo 13, and was also in Aliens & Titanic,

I always think of him as the "spook"/used car salesman who was trying to pick up housewife Jaime Curtis in True Lies.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Bill Paxton at 61 of a surgury problem! Always liked him and of course Big Love. Seemed like a regular guy.

I am so sorry to hear that! I liked most of his work. I think Tresspass with him and William Sadler was an excellent movie and also enjoyed One False Move very much. Frown


I forgot we consolidated. Red Face

I loved Chet and Hudson! RIP.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Bill Paxton at 61 of a surgery problem! Always liked him and of course Big Love. Seemed like a regular guy.


+1

A Ft. Worth guy that stayed true to himself in life.
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Originally posted by vinole:
RIP Bill Paxton who passed at 61 from post op complications from heart surgery. My favorite movie of his was Apollo 13, and was also in Aliens & Titanic,

Very sad.

For those of us that grew up in the 80s, his roles in Weird Science and Aliens are unforgettable.

I really enjoyed his performances in One False Move, Tombstone and A Simple Plan.

RIP.
Loved Bill Paxton as Chet and Private Hudson. Saw a fun fact yesterday that Paxton and Lance Henrickson are the only two actors who were killed on screen by a Terminator, a Predator & and an Alien.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
The great Robert Osborne from TCM.


Very sorry to hear it. I enjoyed his movie introductions very much.
Valerie Carter

A terrific singer who worked with Jackson Browne, Little Feat, James Taylor and numerous others. She was a fixture in James Taylor's touring band for many years. And she had a few very well received solo albums in the 70s.

She sings the harmony parts on one of my favourite Little Feat songs, Long Distance Love.

Heart attack at age 64.

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