Because I can’t resist …

More stuff from the "It" trailers!!!  My earlier two posts on the upcoming film are here and here. In the July 27 trailer, when Bill is giving one of his St. Crispin's Day speeches, only there do we hear a ghost of a stutter.  I'm beginning to wonder, though, if we're going to have a …

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Song Lyrics: “X.C.A.M.”

Copyright ©2017 by Paul Greenamyer   Blue eyes and pink hair ties, She loves to rough and tumble with the boys Plays catch and scrapes her knee, But Daddy picks her off the ground and puts a band-aid on to keep out all the germs   Prom Queen and varsity, Participation trophies watch her back Ball …

“Oh, Hello on Broadway” (on Netflix) holds a mirror up to theater geekery

I have been repeatedly watching "Oh, Hello! On Broadway" ... on Netflix.  In addition to finding it hysterical, it has me digging deep into my theater-geek past. https://youtu.be/YPQL8RbwckU Inhabiting the role of foul-mouthed senior citizen George St. Geeglund, stand-up comedian John Mulaney describes the audience, to their faces, as a collection of "comedy nerds, theatre …

The Man in Black

Excerpt from the short story, "Cry 'Bout a Nickel."  Copyright ©2017 by Paul Greenamyer   The song came to an end with a slap of bass, a trill of clarinet, a sharp snatch of cymbal and a jangly chop of Bobby’s guitar. The sweaty audience stopped dancing and applauded wildly. These kids just went nuts for white …

Gretchen

The guitarist in my band, TJ, has a puppy now.  Floppy-eared chihuahua mix, teeny-tiny and full of spunk, cutest thing you’ve ever seen.  Her name is Gretchen. The other day, as we were wrapping up band practice at TJ’s place, Gretchen was running around happily, and then started doing that gross thing where she drags …

Poor Stan: How Excited am I about Andres Muschietti’s “IT” Movie?

My friend Lindsay had the misfortune of asking me a fairly apocryphal question about Stephen King's "IT," and she got a full-on geek answer.  "Interesting question.  Let me talk your ear off about it for the next thirty minutes ..." Like many people, she had seen the miniseries with Tim Curry but had not read …