Category Archives: The Grim Spector
Ray Bradbury is dead. I don’t know when I first read one of his stories, but for as long as I can remember, he’s always been there, a figure in my mental landscape. Neil Gaiman says that Ray Bradbury invented … Continue reading
Davy Jones of the Monkees died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 66 years old. I’m too young to have been involved in the first wave of Monkee mania back in the 60s. And to be sure, the Monkee’s … Continue reading
Steve Jobs has died. I’m writing these words of a Mac. But whatever platform you use, you owe the ability to do so to this man. His innovative thinking reached far and wide, from Pixar to John Hopkins medical research … Continue reading
Over at the Onion Av club, they have an interesting discussion of movies, TV shows and music that people have fallen out of love with. As much as I’m loathe to admit it, Sam Adams has a point about Tim … Continue reading
We lost Michael Jackson a month ago* and yesterday, we lost John Hughes. Hughes is a much bigger loss for me. I had only a passing interest in MJ’s music during the 80s. I was exposed to Thriller and Bad … Continue reading
If you’re my age, plus or minus a couple years, then Michael Jackson’s music was part of your life. And yeah, later, he became a troll in his own life, poisoned by celebrity and the weird depredations that lifestyle brings, … Continue reading
And a belated Happy Halloween.
British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
I don’t envy the PR folk and actors like Christian Bale who will have to spend the next six months advertising a movie under the gargantuan shadow of Heath Ledger’s death . That said film is about a psychotic killer … Continue reading