Links to the past, with relevance today:
YOUTUBE: "Give Rob Zombie a chance!" they said. "Wait till you see what he does with!" they said. But now that we have an official trailer for Zombie's take on The Munsters ... it's clear he has botched this horrifically. First, his wife Sheri Moon Zombie can't act. At all. Even more distressingly, the film's tone and odd choice to be color-saturated seem completely off. The pacing of the trailer itself is incompetent, making prospects for the rest bleak. Bad cosplay:
EXTRATV: Donna D'Errico is 54 and looks like this in a bikini!
NYT: Amazing time-capsule photography of California beaches in the '70s.
KENNETH IN THE (212): A sonic history of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore."
NYT: RIP to Mickey Rooney's eldest son, Mickey Rooney Jr. who has died "peacefully" at 77. An entertainer in his own right, he was an original Mouseketeer.
OMG.BLOG!: Studio 54's Mark Fleischman — the last of its execs — dies at 82 via assisted suicide.
CHERRY RED RECORDS: I am not exaggerating when I say that in a world with the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Aretha, one of my very favorite albums is Stacey Q's Better Than Heaven. It is a perfect disc. And now, in case you don't know that, you can discover that for yourself: it's FINALLY being reissued in a 2CD edition with fully remastered and bonus tracks. Aptly titled.