Tag Archives: Judy Garland

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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Rainy Week Shuffle

It’s rained for 5 days straight. My marathon month and a half is now over. I’m taking a trip tomorrow to my home state for some much-needed R&R. I don’t even know how to relax anymore. Here’s the music on … Continue reading

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Happy 100th, Frank Sinatra

“Frank [Sinatra] is a singer who comes along once in a lifetime, but why did he have to come along in my lifetime?” — Bing Crosby For Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday: 1. For about 8 years, I lived two buildings … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Judy Garland

It is interesting that earlier today I posted on Bjork’s gestures in her “Black Lake” video. Because today is Judy Garland’s birthday, and (along with Elvis Presley and John Wayne), she is the Master of Gesture. Every moment full, every … Continue reading

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Spring iPod Shuffle

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these iPod Shuffle lists. I find them fun and strangely relaxing to put together. It’s therapeutic to submit to the random-ness of the Shuffle. I’ve been on the move the last … Continue reading

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One Of My Favorite Clips

Bobby Darin on The Judy Garland Show, singing “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore”. My friends and I have memorized this entire performance. Every gesture, every hand-clap, every jaw-tighten, and, of course, the ferocious “MICHAEL” that closes it out. The random … Continue reading

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Peter Labuza Interviews Me for The Cinephiliacs Podcast: We Discuss John Cassavetes’ Opening Night

I had a great time talking with Peter Labuza for his wonderful Cinephiliacs podcast. You can download the episode here. We get into it! We talk about actors, movies, movie stars, John Wayne, Elvis, Judy Garland, gesture – and then … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Marching On

With no introduction (because really it needed no introduction), Judy Garland paid tribute to the slain President that week on her TV show. A performance like this is a reminder of why we need artists.

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle: 8/20 – 8/24

This week was a life-changer. I signed with a major bicoastal literary agency who want to represent me, my play, and my burgeoning (really?) career. This has been the culmination of years of work, but it is also just the … Continue reading

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