Author: Soref

TV Invented the Rock Star (Part I)

Rock stars. Is there even such a thing anymore? The answer seems to be no, at least not in the traditional sense. There are YouTube sensations and American Idol winners, but they’re more like karaoke performers with choreography. Beyond that,…

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

For as long as I’ve been around, Ray Bradbury has been there as an esteemed literary elder. Even back in the Seventies, a time when American society was especially divided and polarized, Bradbury was a transcendent grandfather figure, respected by…

Be There, the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March, particularly for those of you named Julius, or Ethel for that matter. The rest of you are probably alright. The Ides of March is upon us, marking the beginning of the week when I traditionally…

Neil Armstrong’s First Obituary

Considering it happened in the era of rotary phones and “dumb” cars that didn’t have power anything, the success of the 1969 moon landing is all the more remarkable. The only failure of the event was Neil Armstrong’s flubbed speech.…

Movie review: The Van (1977)

 * * * Year of Release: 1977 Length: 92 min. Rating: R Genre: Teensploitation, custom vans/vansploitation Starring: Stuart Getz You know Stuart Getz from his Brady Bunch appearance as Charley, the affable red-haired loser Marcia breaks a date with (“something…

70s eye candy

70s eye candy

People patches, ceiling posters, black light zodiac

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