It’s one year after my first posting on Open Salon and, as unfashionable as this is to say right now, I’m rather happy I stumbled into the joint and that it continues to exist.
As for how I discovered it, here’s a funny thing Read the rest of this entry »
20 Sensational Hits! 20 Sensational Stars!
Here’s some fun’n’hip shakin’ musical accompaniment for the annual Santafest. This splendiferous list mostly avoids the obvious or overly solemn, and should get the gang groovin’ at your seasonal shindig while helping to mask the sound of partygoers vomiting in the bathroom after too many Baileys … or drive everyone swiftly out the door, depending on the circles you run in. (A playlist of this terrific 20 can be found over on my YouTube channel, VATV). Read the rest of this entry »
(NOTE: This entry pertains specifically to Open Salon (now closed), my blog’s more visible home, but I am posting it here too. On November 27, 2013, the last update was made to the site’s main page: it has remained frozen in time ever since. This entry “celebrates” this anniversary.)
An important OS anniversary beckons, one that deserves our attention and commemoration. I am of course referring to November 27, 2014: one year to the day when the OS front page became frozen in time.
But how to mark the occasion? Read the rest of this entry »
VA’s 13 Viewing Possibilities for the Halloween Season
Here is another VA seasonal viewing guide for you, dear readers, following my Easter and Xmas recommendations. And, as with those previous lists, I am taking my own idiosyncratic liberties as to what could be seen as relevant to the festival of candy’n’costumes. Read the rest of this entry »
“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve.
NOTE: Image repairs underway (images linked over to my opensalon.com page disappeared when the site closed). Eventually all images will be restored. Thanks for your visual patience.
YOURS, THE MANAGEMENT
NOTE: I’ve been off the blog for another periodic pause. More is coming, but in the interim I’m throwing this silly quickie out there. Mind you, it does explore a fantasy I’ve long had …
I hate Karaoke. Passionately. Singularly. I have friends who simply love it, and bless ‘em … but I Do Not Get It. When I’ve been at Karaoke nights, my experience has been that of tunes I mostly can’t stand in the first place being murdered. Hell ya, I’ll have some of that.
Of course, the right kind of badness can be fun. However, as a self-appointed connoisseur and enthusiast of Great Badness, I gotta say that most Karaoke for me is not within Badness’ positive spectrum.
But what if it was? Rather than being a “Shoot me now!” experience, what if it instead was a “WTF? WTH? ???? Has David Lynch or John Waters shown up?” kind of a time? Why does Karaoke have to be all Ishtar or From Justin To Kelly when it could be Valley of the Dolls, Glen or Glenda?, or Showgirls?
Originally Published on OpenSalon.com on December 13, 2013
Turn on, tune in, and drop … onto the sofa in front of that TV: the annual Clausfest is upon us on a midnight clear, meaning that it’s time once again to celebrate the season via reconnecting with the annual viewing of beloved Christmas TV specials or movies.
Howdy to those of you on both Open Salon and WordPress … I’ve had another OS/WP absence owing to a few reasons: life stuff, some needed household re-arranging, and a spell of writer’s block. I was also having too much damn hot fun in the summertime as of late, seeing a slew of great gigs over the past two months.
Well … that fun seems to have unblocked things. Read the rest of this entry »