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Friday, February 26, 2010

Lita Ford

Another favorite beauty of mine!

My new favorite haunt!

18th St. Vintage and Metro Records.
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My new favorite haunt!

18th St. Vintage and Metro Reords- A must visit place in Cedar Falls, IA. All vintage treasures as well as pre-owned and new records, as well as books, CD's, cassettes, turntables, etc. ~ Gotta check it out!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Greatest American Hero

Here's a fun little idea..... I'll post, at least once a week, a TV show from years gone by, to see if you remember it!

The Greatest American Hero TV show was a 60 minute adventure / comedy series on ABC with a sci-fi twist about a Los Angeles high school teacher (Ralph Hinkley) who was given a red flying suit by aliens during a field trip to the desert. An F.B.I. agent convinces him to use the suit to fight crime. Ralph later discovers that the suit also gives him the power to become invisible, to see things from great distances and to see through solid objects. During the first season only, Ralph also sometimes included his students in his crime-stopping adventures.

Greatest American Hero Cast:

William Katt ................... Ralph Hinkley
Robert Culp .................... Bill Maxwell
Connie Sellecca ................ Pam Davidson
Faye Grant ..................... Rhonda Blake
Michael Paré ................... Tony Villicana
Brandon Williams ............... Kevin Hinkley
Marc Price ..................... Rodrigeuz
Don Cervantes .................. Cyler Johnson

Greatest American Hero Trivia:

The theme song for the series became a major hit on the charts during the summer of 1981.

The owners of the Superman copyright threatened to sue citing similarities in the suits and of the superpowers.

Connie Sellecca starred on another TV series before, the Greatest American Hero titled, "Flying High". Before the final season of the Greatest American Hero began, Connie appeared in a TV movie titled, "Hotel". She went on to re-create the role on a Hotel TV Show. The first episode of that series aired a measley 6 1/2 months after the final episode of the Greatest American Hero so Connie didn't have any substantial gap in her resumé! Before becoming an actress, Connie had a career modelling lingerie. The actors and crews that Connie works with know her as an expert practical joker. When she and Gil Gerard were married he would come home to find Connie on the floor, seemingly dead, with a huge pool of fake blood all around! That happened so often that Gil started rating how good her attempts were compared to previous ones!

On March 30, 1981, a man named John Hinckley attempted to assasinate President Ronald Reagan. Fearing public disgust over the similarity in last names (Hinkley & Hinckley), scripts were quickly rewritten to refer to the hero of the series as simply, "Mr. H" and sometimes even "Mr. Hanley". Eventually, however, things cooled off and his name was changed back to Hinkley.

Robert Culp's grandfather inspired him in his role as Bill Maxwell. He had also written an episode of his series, "I Spy" where he developed a character (Uncle Harry) who was also inspired by his grandfather.

Robert Culp wrote several of the Greatest American Hero scripts. He had previously written scripts for his first series "Trackdown (1957)" and also for "I Spy (1965)". He even won an Emmy for one of the "I Spy" scripts!

Thirteen years before appearing as an FBI agent in "The Greatest American Hero", Robert Culp played the role of a U.S. secret agent on "I Spy". Actually, the rugged schedule of shooting "I Spy" caused him on many occasions to say that he didn't even want to see scripts for TV pilots. Fortunately, a friend convinced him to change his mind for "The Greatest American Hero".

Greatest American Hero Theme Song Lyrics

Title: "Believe It Or Not"

Written By: "Mike Post and Stephen Geyer"

Performed By: "Joey Scarbury"

Look at what's happened to me,
I can't believe it myself.
Suddenly I'm up on top of the world,
It should've been somebody else.

Believe it or not,
I'm walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free eee eee.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just me.

It's like a light of a new day,
It came from out of the blue.
Breaking me out of the spell I was in,
Making all of my wishes come true ue ue.

Believe it or not,
I'm walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free eee eee.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just me.

Monday, February 22, 2010


A biopic film of one of THE most influencial all-female rock bands of all-time is in the works and I, for one (and I know Don Betts as well), am extremely excited to see this!

For those of you who don't know much about The Runaways, go here THE RUNAWAYS WIKI and here THE OFFICIAL RUNAWAYS .
(from top left: Joan Jett, Jackie Fox, Lita Ford - Bottom from left: Sandy West, Cherie Currie)
The Runaways are coming to the big screen. Based on a memoir written by Cherie Currie and executive produced by Joan Jett, the story of The Queens of Noise is headed to a movie theater near you.

Unlike most Runaways projects since the breakup of the band, this one has the approval of Joan Jett. Joan has been very protective of her Runaways involvement and thus far has declined to participate in any type of revival, including Vicki Blue's documentary.

But it appears Joan believes in this project and her involvement is good news for Runaways fans.

Here are some photos from the filming of the movie which stars Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart (yes, of Twilight fame) as Joan Jett.
Thanks to this site for the pics! socialitelife

Just to show you how good casting was, here's the REAL Joan Jett on set with Stewart.

And check the attitude from the stars as they really have adopted the true attitude of the original Runaways!

....and the REAL Joan Jett on set!

Go check this out if you're a fan of rock 'n' roll, girl groups, powerful women, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, or just a great film about a band that was ahead of their time!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Newly re-conditioned Technics 1200MKII with new Grado Blue1 cart and stylus. Thanks, Hawkeye Audio in Cedar Falls!

New (to me) vinyl I just aquired!

Band On The Run - Half-speed Master (oh, yeah) and John Mayall - USA Union

Former (early) Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer - Flee and a blues comp. from London Records (just look who's on it!)

Best of Mark~Almond (John Mark and Johnny Almond formerly with John Mayall) and It's A Beautiful Day - Marrying Maiden

Rick Wakemen - Legend of King Arthur.... and Journey to the Centre of the Earth (dad had these when I was a kid, he didn't like the 1st - I did, we both enjoy the 2nd)

David Gilmore - About Face (1984) and Isle of Wight Fest (3 records)

Still sealed Great White - On Your Knees and Shot in the Dark

Still Sealed Great White - Recovery: LIVE and opened but very clean ...Twice Shy

The next 6 albums I got free last summer, but are in Near Mint condition and sound UNBELIEVABLE on my newly re-conditioned turntable with brand new Grado Blue1 cartridge and stylus.
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue and DAve Brubeck Quart. - Time Out on Columbia Jazz Digital Remasters

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme

Benny Goodman - All-time GH and Miles Davis- Porgy and Bess (never heard this one before although I was aware of it.... REALLY GOOD!!! Highly suggested!

Monday, February 15, 2010

More Circus Magazine

Here's some more cover scans of Circus! Don't forget to join my fan page on Facebook!

Jenna Elfman

She'll always be Dharma to me!