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I Think We Need a Bigger Bed

Elvis bought Ann-Margret a huge round bed. Why? You figure it out. The bed cost $780.00. Someone do the math. It was an exorbitant amount of money in 1963. The check for said bed is under glass at Graceland. Elvis … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret entertaining US troops in Vietnam, 1966 Today is Ann-Margret’s birthday. Her autobiography, Ann-Margret: My Story is wonderful. What a career. And it’s still unfolding. There are so many classic scenes. Tommy. Carnal Knowledge. Of course, too, there is the … Continue reading

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AFME: Talking with Wes Studi

One of the highlights of the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (besides the premiere of my own film, that is) was moderating a conversation with actor Wes Studi for an audience in one of the conference halls at the Hotel … Continue reading

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July and Half of August: Some Screengrabs

Last February there was the madness of making a movie, with serious discussions about pool balls, and how to film neon signs, and Green Bay Packers memorabilia, and the Annika/Monica confusion, plus what kind of ice cubes go in a … Continue reading

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“I Thank God 4 U.”

My friend Liz Bartucci has a Calligraphy business (and she’s also an incredible writer and playwright). I just wanted to share her most recent piece of art. Me neither. So two more things: Wesley Morris (frankly, I am just glad … Continue reading

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Laura Hillenbrand on Prince’s “Kiss”

I have only found this on Laura Hillenbrand’s Facebook page, so I just cut and paste the text because I think it’s important and beautiful. Laura Hillenbrand, of course, is the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend and Unbroken: A … Continue reading

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Two Beautiful Ones: Prince and Misty Copeland

This has been making the rounds but it’s so beautiful I wanted to share it, just in case people haven’t seen it. Imagine what this means. Ballet is not a mainstream pursuit. People are gigantic stars in the ballet world … Continue reading

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“One Zip.”

Jimmy Fallons recounts his story of being challenged (repeatedly) to a game of ping pong by Prince. It’s long, but worth it. And Questlove tells the final (perfect) beat of the story. Lots of Prince encounters going around (as they … Continue reading

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Route 66

On Thursday, Stevie drove me down Route 66. Now, once upon a time, a boyfriend and I drove from the beginning of end of Route 66, in our beat-up Westfalia. We visited the ghost towns, and walked around the abandoned … Continue reading

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July and Half of August Premiere: Albuquerque

The last two weeks have been extraordinary, stressful, busy, exciting, challenging. I went from interviewing Guillermo del Toro in front of 1500 people in Champaign, to – a week later – interviewing Wes Studi for about 30 people in Albuquerque. … Continue reading

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