He was the tall one with the touque, the Monkee not to monkey with. Michael Nesmith’s passing Friday at 78 is another dagger to the heart of TV and music fans who grew up in the ’60s, ’70s. Even into the ’80s when the Texas native became better known for pioneering music video compilations, producing
I referenced the passing of Rip Taylor this morning on The Humble & Fred Radio show. Taylor being a much bigger deal in the ’70s, “Humble” Howard Glassman suggested I explain exactly who Taylor was. So here goes. Before Donald Trump, there was Rip Taylor. Trump stole Taylor’s act, right down to all the shouting
Peter Tork just took that last train to Clarksville. The performer, who died Thursday in Connecticut from complications from cancer, is another of those deaths that causes children of the ’60s to put down their burgers and fries and reach for the metamucil. The so-called “court jester” of The Monkees was 77. Not as cute
LAS VEGAS — Playing slots is a lot like watching television. Both require sitting on your ass and pushing buttons. So it’s no wonder TV show graphics are on many of the slot machines found in Las Vegas casinos. Even The Simpsons –noticeable by its absence in casino slots the last time I visited Vegas
Set your clocks back exactly one hour if you’re are heading down to the TIFF Bell Lightbox Sunday to see the latest TV on Film Project. The screening will begin promptly at 2 p.m., sharp. The featured presentation is TWO IN A TAXI, NBC’s zany 1966 Fall Preview reel featuring clips from their 10 new
Attention fans of classic television—the next TV on Film Project screening is scheduled for Sun., Nov. 17 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This fourth screening of vintage TV gems from my 16mm film collection will be shown as part of the inaugural Canadian International Television Festival. It takes place Nov. 15 – 17 in Toronto.
LAS VEGAS–Some observations about this freaky little town in the dessert from Captain Obvious:Ladies here always seem happy to help a fella from out of town out with a pointer or two (see photo, above). These kids were getting thrown out of the Wynn Thursday night for bringing their giant inflatable penis into the casino.