Jul 10, 2018

What Happened?!

So there I was, giving a gorgeous hair-flip to a friend - and ouch - I got a neck injury, ya'll. Can you say, "Pain?" Here, I'll say it for you: "Pa-a-a-a-a-a-in!"

But for reals, that's why I haven't been posting in the last several months. A neck injury, followed by a minor surgical procedure, followed by more pain, with one more procedure to go. That, coupled with an unusually heavy work load for summer (so not perfect timing), has made me unable to keep up with this blog as I should be.

But never fear, once I'm recovered, I will return ("Thanks for the warning!" cackles the little bitch in the back row) (Gurl, I see you!). I didn't say anything to you at first, because I thought I would recover much sooner. "Just a little longer," I thought, then, "Just a little longer" again, until here we are. Best laid plans, amirite?

In the meantime, I hope everyone's enjoying their summer, and I can't wait to be back flipping my hair and posting more cheerful tunes!


Jan 31, 2018

Fall In Love With Janis, Giggle With Gilda, Sing Properly With Anna, Plus Bond Beats And A Wooded Wigga Secret Song!

I'm getting hints of Kylie Minogue in this ultra-glamorous shot of Janis Paige, a movie, TV and musical theatre star who topped the bills with song, sass and beauty from the 1940s through the 1960s. And get this, as of this writing, she's still high-kicking at age 95.

Dec 29, 2017

Ring In The New Year With Three Exclusives from Anita, Della & Rose, Plus A Wild Party With Keely & Louis, And A Name-Calling Secret Song!

Is it New Year's Day already? Not yet, but when it is, you'll no doubt be asking yourself a series of crucial questions, like, "Where the hell are my pants?!" and "Why are my undies caught in the ceiling fan?!" and "Wait, whose place is this?!" Trust me, we've all been there (haven't we?) (just nod, "yes").

Dec 28, 2017

Bucket Of Sads: Rose Marie

2017 needs to knock it off, already! Rose Marie - songstress, actress, comedian, legend - has wise-cracked her way into the great beyond.

Dec 17, 2017

Bucket Of Sads: Keely Smith

Swing, Keely, swing! The mistress of dusk-to-dawn revels - and a Vegas jazz legend - has skeedeedle-eee-dood off to Heaven.

Dec 10, 2017

Etta, Etta, Etta! Plus Classic Sci-Fi Trance, Cocktails Galore And A Six-Feet Under Secret Song!

The New York Times calls Etta Jones "a great and permanently underrated jazz singer." Somewhere up there, Etta is saying, "Um, thanks? I think?"

Dec 1, 2017

There's Only One Della!

"Whatever it is you want, need or desire, you better get it now, 'cause this is the only time there is." Della meant every word of that.

Nov 21, 2017

Bucket Of Sads: David Cassidy

The velvet-voiced teen idol has taken a final bus ride to the sky (driven by Reuben, I hope!).

Nov 20, 2017

Bucket Of Sads: Della Reese

Dear lord, this one hurts.

Nov 12, 2017

Fran's On Fire, Peggy Finds Stardom, Plus Linda's Big Hair And A Seven-Decade Secret Song!

Fran is giving you hair, she's giving you hips, she's giving you canary-yellow hot-cha pants. With bell-bottoms! What more did a red-blooded American fella need? Playboy magazine had the answer.