The Superficial:  Because You’re Beautiful
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The Superficial: Because You’re Beautiful

  It all started with this sentence: “If you haven’t been getting your celebrity gossip from The Superficial, I forgive you.” Meg Cabot wrote it.  Preteen me read it.  And from then on, I got my gossip from a weird, wonderful, wily site called The Superficial. Posts consisted of an unflattering celebrity photo coupled with some … Continue reading

Barbara vs. Gaga vs. Cooper vs. Kristofferson:  The Ultimate A Star Is Born Showdown
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Barbara vs. Gaga vs. Cooper vs. Kristofferson: The Ultimate A Star Is Born Showdown

Who wore it better:  1976 or 2018?  I faced the films off in seven categories:  Song, Soundtrack, Hair, Sob Story, Leading Lady, Leading Man, and Chemistry. SONG:  “Shallow” vs. “Evergreen” “Evergreen” nabbed two Grammys in 1978; Oscar did not have a Best Original Song category at the time.  Streisand and Kristofferson recorded a darling duet … Continue reading

Amazon Docuseries Long Strange Trip Tells You Everything You Probably Already Knew About The Grateful Dead
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Amazon Docuseries Long Strange Trip Tells You Everything You Probably Already Knew About The Grateful Dead

Five years ago, Amazon Prime’s Long Strange Trip would have been a documentary.  Maybe even an HBO documentary.  But because this is 2018 and everything has to be a damn series, it’s a docuseries. I’m not too sore about it, though.  Each episode only lasts about 30 minutes. The fun, perky documentary follows the Grateful … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Take Another Look at New Kanye West Songs “Ye vs. The People” & “Lift Yourself”

I feel that Kanye’s battle with opiods took ice cream scoops out of his brain and he lost a lot of touch with reality after his mama died.  But, he still does some really insightful stuff sometimes. He has two new songs: “Lift Yourself” and “Ye vs. The People” “Lift Yourself” is a statement about … Continue reading

Music Mondays: Reyna Tropical
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Music Mondays: Reyna Tropical

The Portland airport has this cute little mini- theater where you can watch videos by Portland artists. Production team Karina and Marc Ripper (aka Fort Ripper)  filmed the video around Portland, but it looks like Los Angeles.  They filmed at places like Caye’s Aquarium and Palm Scape Plant Nursery in Boring, Oregon (real place). Reyna … Continue reading