Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Movie Trivia

We spent a most pleasant afternoon yesterday, Monday, Memorial Day, at Ri and Sandy's. Janet went to the boulevard early in the day to do some shopping. I spent a couple of hours at the Coffee Plantation, finished reading Bubba Justice there and wrote the posts I did yesterday, then home to get cool.

The air has been quite heavy here for the last week, humid and hot, in the low 90's. We've been spared the heavy rains that are pelting the mainland every day. To quote Yoda, "Better is it to have humidity than rain to have." Who has been to see Revenge of the Sith? I'm picking up that it is not a very good movie, that is is disappointing Star Wars fans. Who would have guessed? Fame is fleeting.

During our visit yesterday, the conversation somehow came around to Don McLean and two of his tribute songs, American Pie and Vincent (Starry, Starry Night). Ri asked how many other songs we could think of that were BY one artist ABOUT another artist. He offered Ziggy Stardust as an example, and regaled us with his rendition of it, accompanying himself on the guitar.

Sitting here this morning, I thought of The Rose, Bette Midler's thinly-disguised biographical tribute to Janis Joplin. Surely there are others, though I'm not knowledgeable enough about such things to rattle off any more. Any suggestions? E-mail me here.

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