Now in our eighth calendar year!|
PCR #386. (Vol. 8, No. 33) This edition is for the week of August 13--19, 2007.
October 8th will bring Bruce Springsteen fans the Boss' 15th album, and first with the E-street band since 2001's "The Rising." Hopefully an upcoming tour announcement will follow. I've been very fortunate to have seen most of the "greats" in my lifetime, including Springsteen four times (starting with "The River" tour in 1980). His is a show that I highly recommend seeing.
Fans of Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" are mourning the death of Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto, who died this week at the age of 89. "The Scooter" played 13 seasons for the New York Yankees and then spent another 40 as their play by play broadcaster. His well known expression, "Holy Cow!," is featured along with his narration in the classic Jim Steinman song. Goodbye "Scooter."
POISON ME ELMO
WHERE YOU KNOW HIM FROM: "Slap Shot", "The Untouchables."
You may wonder why occasionally this series is delayed. The reason is that sometimes my mind blanks on some of the actors/actresses I've admired that seem to have just slipped away. One of those actors is Brad Sullivan. I first noticed Sullivan when he played Morris, the sex-crazed hockey player, in "Slap Shot." I assumed that Sullivan was just a local hockey player they had used in the film. An old roommate of mine was from Johnstown (where the film was shot) and he would point out the locals he knew that made their way onto the screen. What surprises me now is that Sullivan was 45 years old when he made "Slap Shot." He certainly didn't look it. After "Slap Shot" he did some television work and appeared in the occasional film. In 1987 he appeared in Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables," giving him a couple of great scenes with Sean Connery. He had two more memorable roles prior to his retirement in 2000: as Nick Nolte's father in "The Prince of Tides" and as Jimmy Smit's lifelong mentor on "N.Y.P.D. Blue."
Well, that's all for now. Have a great week. See ya!
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