Monthly Archives: September 2011

Taken from the Pilot: Al Stewart – The Director’s Cut

When Shelly Washington, my editor at The Virginian-Pilot (though she’s been my friend for far, far longer than we’ve worked together), dropped me a line and asked if I’d be up for writing a preview piece for Al Stewart’s upcoming … Continue reading

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“Daddy, What’s a Video?” – Your Favorite Trainwreck, “The Brilliance”

It’s been said that everyone has a twin. A doppelganger, if you will. I’m not going to insult Robbie Rist by suggesting that we fill that role for each other, but I will say that I once showed this picture … Continue reading

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Good Times with Ving Rhames

Otherwise known as, “The most ironic title ever.” So here’s the Ving Rhames story I referenced a few weeks ago… I interviewed Rhames in conjunction with the DVD release of the straight-to-DVD flick Death Race 2, which – despite its … Continue reading

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Trekking through the stars for 45 years…

Today marks the 45-year anniversary of the first-ever airing of Star Trek. The episode in question – and, yes, I do know this off the top of my head, thank you very much – was entitled “The Man Trap,” and … Continue reading

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A Friday Flashback with the Furs

Just a quick one before I go to bed, as it’s already after 2 AM EST, but Jenn, Ally, and I went to see the Tom Tom Club and the Psychedelic Furs perform a free show at the 31st Street … Continue reading

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Cross Words with Larry the Cable Guy

First of all, if you’re wondering about the title of this piece, no, Larry the Cable Guy wasn’t cross with me, nor was I with him. You’re probably thinking of that time I talked to Ving Rhames. (Remind me to … Continue reading

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