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15 May 2015 @ 10:05 am
Another music legend passes on according to B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89:

B.B. King September 16, 1925 to May 14, 2015
B.B. King

(September 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
 
 
 
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04 May 2015 @ 10:43 am
Nigel Terry, King Arthur in ‘Excalibur,’ Dead at 69


Nigel Terry August 15, 1945 to April 30, 2015
Nigel Terry

(August 15, 1945 – April 30, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Theme from Excalibur
 
 
 
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03 May 2015 @ 08:47 pm
The entertainer world has lost another according to Breaking News - Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85 :

Grace Lee Whitney April 1, 1930 to May 1, 2015
Grace Lee Whitney

(April 1, 1930 - May 1, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Theme from Star Trek
 
 
 
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09 April 2015 @ 12:08 am
Geoffrey Lewis, Actor in Clint Eastwood Movies, Dies at 79:


Geoffry Lewis July 31, 1935 to April 7, 2015
Geoffrey Lewis

(July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: Sad
Current Music: Every Which Way But Loose - Eddie Rabbitt
 
 
 
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08 April 2015 @ 12:06 am
Stan Freberg, acclaimed satirist, dies at 88:



Stan Freberg August 7, 1926 to April 7, 2015
Stan Freberg

(August 7, 1926 - April 7, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: St. George and the Dragonet
 
 
 
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07 April 2015 @ 03:26 pm
One of my favorite actors has passed on according to James Best, Rosco P. Coltrane of 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' Has Died:

James Best, Rosco P. Coltrane of 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' Has Died

James Best, best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, has died, at age 88.

Best was a wonderfully versatile actor within a self-imposed narrow range—a Southerner who could be wily or stupid, sometimes both and a bit more. He was a gifted musician and acting teacher as well as an actor. Born Jewel Franklin Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, Best came by his show business career naturally–his mother was the sister of Ike Everly, the father of the Everly Brothers.

Most people know him as Roscoe P. Coltrane, a bumbler who was the butt of jokes and pranks by Bo and Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-85).

Best said in an interview that the Dukes writing staff had mostly come from another sitcom, McHale’s Navy, and didn’t know how to write for a Southern-bumpkin sort of character, so Best improvised quite a bit of his dialogue, peppering it with expressions he knew from boyhood.

Pre- and post-Dukes, Best appeared in a lot of television and many movies. You can see him pull a rifle on Randolph Scott in this trailer for the very fine 1959 Budd Boetticher Western Ride Lonesome, in which he played a squeaky-voiced, cowardly outlaw.

Before Roscoe, the TV role Best was probably best known for were his two appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as guitar player Jim Lindsay, whom Sheriff Andy took a shine to.

Best was a cult-movie star as well. Working with his friend, director Ray Kellogg, he starred in 1959’s The Killer Shrews, a perfectly awful horror film that lived on, as an entry in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series, and in an even more cheerfully dreadful 2012 sequel Return of the Killer Shrews.

Best wrote hundreds of songs; wrote, directed and starred in numerous stage plays; and ran an acting class starting in the 1970s whose students included Farrah Fawcett, Burt Reynolds, and Quentin Tarantino. Always underestimated and under-appreciated, Best was a consistently charming character actor and man, both on-screen and off.


James Best July 26, 1926 to April 7, 2015
James Best

(July 26, 1926 - April 7, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Theme from Dukes of Hazzard
 
 
 
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25 February 2015 @ 11:12 pm
I'm used to having strange dreams but the one I had last night was one worth writing about.

I was walking in a cemetary and I could see others walking also. Most of them were children but some were adults. I commented to my three kids that the older children walking on the next path over were seniors and would be graduating soon.

We reached the small school building next to the cemetary. I sat down in the back and I noticed a tall lean devil sitting across the aisle from me. He had the classic devil look complete with red skin, horns and forked tail. He was completely nude and lacke any genitals. He had no hair whatsoever. The devil in the school smiled at me and I felt he was there to cause mischief more than anything else.

I awoke feeling weird and both of my hands were totally numb.

Notes:
1.  I have no kids in real life.
2. This was the second night of strapping tennis balls to both hands to help my arthritis and locking fingers.
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: weirdweird
 
 
 
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24 February 2015 @ 03:06 pm
Best known as Meep on tv's American Horror Story: Freak Show, Ben Woolf dead after being hit by a car the previous week. He suffered a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 3:20 p.m. on February 23, 2015.


Ben Woolf September 15, 1980 to February 23, 2015
Ben Woolf

(September 15, 1980 - February 23, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
 
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29 January 2015 @ 08:38 pm
Very sad news in the world of music and poetry for Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81. My favorite songs of his include Jean, Doesn't Anyone Know My Name, and Soldiers Who Want to Be Heroes.


Rod McKuen April 29, 1933 to January 29, 2015Rod McKuen
(April 29, 1933 - January 29, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Jean - Rod McKuen
 
 
 
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03 January 2015 @ 02:15 pm
More sad news in this new year at Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens dies at 94.


Little Jimmy Dickens December 19, 1920 to January 2, 2015
Little Jimmy Dickens

(December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015)
 
 
Current Location: Kansas
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Slow Suicide - Little Jimmy Dickens