Detroit, Motley Crue, and Scream
Issue #30: Insert clever subtitle here
Hello readers. I forgot to publish an issue on Friday so I’m making up for it today. I’ll probably still do a new on Friday. Anyway, over the weekend, the family and I took a weekend trip to Detroit. I met up with a friend that lives in the area that I have not seen in almost 25 years. I served with him in Alaska while I was in the Air Force. It was a good time. Drove by Motown Records (see above picture) but didn’t go in because there were no tours available. Maybe next time. I also got a view of Canada from the riverside of his hometown (see below). Also, I finally got around to trying out some Detroit style pizza. I liked it. He took me to a place called Buddys. I’ll probably try to make another trip over to Detroit in the next couple of months to catch a Red Wings game with him.
I don’t really have much else to say today.
Frankenstein (1931) - I haven’t watched this original version of the movie in a very very long time. I had forgotten how short the movie was. At least it felt short to me. One of these days I need to read the book.
Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), and Scream (2022) - My wife and I took to watching these over last weekend and on Halloween night. I remember watching the first 2 in the theater. Up until this weekend, I never watched the 2022 film. I enjoy these slasher flicks. In fact, if you remember, the 1996 Scream was listed in my list of favorite horror films in a previous issue. I like how these movies poke fun at slasher films without actually poking fun at slasher films. Does that make any sense? It does to me.
The Dirt - After I got back from Detroit Sunday afternoon I wound up watching this one. I’ve seen it before but I saw it during a search of stuff to watch and got in the mood. This one is a biopic of the band Motley Crue. If you a fan (or even if you’re not) it’s a definite must watch.
Rogue One Radio
On the new episode, we dug into episode 8 of the Disney+ series Andor. We discussed our thoughts about the absence of the Jedi and the Force in the show and also talked about some of our favorite horror movies. Music on this week’s episode came from JR Slayer, The Normandys, and The Jacklights! You can watch the replay of the episode on YouTube here:
Or you can check out the audio on Spotify here:
This weeks pull list consisted of Star Wars #29 and Bounty Hunters #28.
I haven’t been reading much of anything this week. I did, however, start a re-read of the E.K. Johnston book Ahsoka. When I read it the first time, I felt like I didn’t fully absorb it so I’m giving it another try.
I didn’t really have any one track or band or album that I listened to a lot this past week so this week’s track comes from one of the first songs that I heard from Motley Crue (see above movie talk). Fun fact: Motley Crue was the first concert that I ever saw. It was during their Girls, Girls, Girls tour. Also, I think Shout at the Devil might have been the first cassette that I owned. I’ve seen Motley Crue twice. Once with Vince Neil and once without. Here’s a fun story. The day I was going to see them without Vince, I actually did not know that he had left the band. I was just going to the show because a friend of mine was a big fan. Earlier in the day, we went to a record store because they were doing an autograph signing thing. When my friend and I got up to the table, I took a look at the guys at the table and looked at my friend and said (much louder than I had thought I’d said) “who the fuck is that guy?!? Where’s the blonde dude?!?” I got a chuckle out of Mick Mars. The new singer and the rest of the band did not seem amused. Anyway, we went to the show later that night and I wasn’t really impressed. In my humble opinion, Motley Crue is not Motley Crue unless it is Vince/Nikki/Mick/Tommy. Anyway, here’s the song. Enjoy.
Have a great week and remember to BE MORE KIND!
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