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The Love Boat - Soon We'll Be Making Another Run

Posted by Miss Ess, September 22, 2007 02:35pm | Post a Comment
This might be exciting news for others beyond myself, my grandmother and Brad:

It's now being reported that The Love Boat will be released on DVD next year, possibly in the spring!!the love boat cast Now through the winter we'll have thoughts of those gorgeous warmer climes of the Love Boat's destinations to keep our brains toasty with anticipation! 

the love boat I have so many fond memories of watching The Love Boat!  It really is one of the greatest ideas for a TV show ever.  Only a genius like Aaron Spelling could essentially give us a floating and neatly packaged visual romance novel every week.  There's so much to see-- Skin! Beaches! Glitz! Glamour! Scandals and mishaps galore!  Gopher making a fool of himself!  Isaac giving "The Point" at the beginning of each episode!  It makes me happy just to think of it all, and to own an entire season and have it at arm's reach at any given moment, it's almost too much for me!  The concept works particularly well because there are your favorite crew characters who appear each week and then there's the constantly charorevolving cast of vacationers who can interact with the regular cast or have their own storylines....and then there's all that scenery!  And room for celebrity guest appearances!  Oh I love it so!

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: PHOTO GALLERY PT I

Posted by Billyjam, September 22, 2007 09:30am | Post a Comment
      

I love Oakland, CA and I have always enjoyed taking random pictures around and about "the Town," as it is fondly known by locals. These photos, the first in a two-part series (shot over the past few months),  were all taken within about a mile radius of downtown Oakland. Thematically disconnected, they are merely various images that appealed to my personal sensibilities, such as the above shot in Chinatown Oakland one Sunday morning when it is a-bustle with folks grabbing dim sum from the numerous eateries dotted throughout the area (Well worth a visit if you've never been. Meanwhile, just down the street on Broadway, at Jack London Sq, is the farmer's market, although the Saturday-only farmers market over near Grand Lake Theater is a much more fun market, in my opinion). The above shot is about the only one of a person I took, as I gravitate more towards inanimate objects. Plus, I don't like to invade peoples' personal space. And if I ever do take pics of people, I always ask their permission first -- as with the gentleman above.

The shot below is by Lake Merritt, and while art-cars might be a common sight around the Bay Area, it is only when you travel outside to other states/places you realize that it is not quite so commonplace to see such intricately decorated vehicles. I have spent many hours just stopping to admire and study the countless art-cars I have seen around Oakland and Berkeley. They're amazing. I love the detail and the creative use of various found and recycled objects (including lots of toys) that people put into decorating these cars and I admire their makers for not wanting to adhere to the strict, bland uniformity of merely leaving their cars exactly as they rolled off the assembly line. These are truly unique vehicles. The picture below with the koala bear is the roof of this particular art car while the second last picture is of the hood of this same auto, which is just so creatively and lovingly decorated with keys, beads, and cocktail drink stirrers -- all cemented into a perfect form and design. 

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This Week At The New Beverly - Lynch, Kovacs, Van Sant !

Posted by phil blankenship, September 21, 2007 08:20pm | Post a Comment
All right Lynch fans, its time for 

BLUE VELVET & MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Tonight, Friday the 21st and Tomorrow Saturday the 22nd at 7:30 both nights (with an 
additional double feature on Saturday at 2:30)

All the cool kids will be there!! :)

7165 Beverly Blvd
between la brea and fairfax

$7 general admission
$6 students (with ID)
$4 seniors

Cheap concessions and friendly employees!!


coming up this week at the new bev we have 

WHATS UP DOC & PAPER MOON on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30, with an 
additional double feature on Sunday at 3:40

MALA NOCHE & MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 with an additional 
double feature on Saturday at 3:50

www.newbevcinema.com
www.myspace.com/newbeverlycinema

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS...WHERE DID THE TIME GO?

Posted by Billyjam, September 21, 2007 05:24am | Post a Comment
sex pistols
As recently reported by the BBC, the remaining members of the Sex Pistols (John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook) will reunite for a concert in London, England on November 8th this year to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their punk rock classic and modern music history-changing 1977 album Never Mind The Bollocks....Here's the Sex Pistols. This will not be the first time the band has reformed since its abrupt break up in January 1978 in San Francisco at the end of their one and only US tour, or since Sid Vicious died of a drug overdose in 1979.

Eleven years ago the Sex Pistols reformed for the 1996 Filthy Lucre Tour, which included dates in the States, Europe, Australia, Japan, and other countries. They also reformed and performed in 2002, which coincidentally was the year of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The makers of "God Save The Queen" performed that year at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London. And most recently, the Sex Pistols performed in 2003 when they did a brief 3-week tour of the US which they fondly titled the Piss Off Tour.

There are numerous books and chapters in books written about the Pistols. In terms of video footage, the best full-length piece is The Filth and the Fury, the Julien Temple 2000 documentary which you should find on DVD at Amoeba Music. It's really amazingly engaging and educational and well worth owning. Of the countless controversial interviews that the Sex Pistols, and in particular the brilliant John Lydon, have conducted, two are included below. These are the infamous British Thames TV interview with Bill Grundy back in Januray 1976 (that includes a very young Siouxse Sioux), and the more recent John Lydon interview from last year with Jimmy Kimmel in which he tells it like it is in reaction to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lydon and,the other two surviving members promptly turned the offer down, vocally dismissing it as an "obscene gesture." Check out both video clips. They're great!

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Jeff Stryker's Strike Back

Posted by phil blankenship, September 21, 2007 12:59am | Post a Comment
 







YES, this is the former gay porn star Jeff Stryker ! !
Stryker Productions
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