Posts tagged RIP
Posts tagged RIP
I was saddened to hear of the death of Dick Trickle, even more so upon learning it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His family said that he had been dealing with chronic pain issues & had sought relief from numerous sources, to no avail. I can particularly understand that frame of mind at present, because I had yet another root canal on Wednesday & right now the entire left side of my face is throbbing. When you have to deal with chronic pain of this magnitude, it can become so debilitating that taking your own life can seem like the only possible way to free yourself from the agony.
But hopefully Mr. Trickle will be remembered not just for his “unusual” name, but the graceful way he dealt with the attention he received because of it. I only know about him because of Dan Patrick & Keith Olbermann back in the glory days of Sportscenter; in their Big Show book, they salute Mr. Trickle’s tolerance of their endless teasing as well as his tenacity in pursuing racing despite a relative lack of success in NASCAR. He still won over 1,200 races & is known as the winningest short track driver in history, however.
So we are going on a bit of a time warp today with a handful of my fave tunes from the Divinyls queued up, this is the best way I can think to pay my respects to Chrissy who was an amazing artist by sharing the music with you. Hope you enjoy
Track: Pleasure and Pain
Taken From: What A Life! (1985)
And this is me trolling in Krakow
Exquisite Lux Interior alter at the 13th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California on 10/27/12.
(picture source: own - Cannon PowerShot ELPH)
“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”
as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our
friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support.
i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
RIP Mary Tamm, 1950-2012.
It’s been a terrible year for losing so many “classic” Who actors we love, & now her loss moves this annus horribilis into the realm of the unreal.
This is rather late, but I wanted to commemorate the sad loss of Susan Tyrrell (1945-2012). For this post I planned to use a shot of her as Queen Doris from Forbidden Zone (1980)—one of my favorite movies, & what introduced me to Expressionism!—but as soon as I saw this photo, I knew I had to use it instead. It perfectly illustrates why she was cast as Queen Doris in the first place, and why no-one else could have possibly played that character, let alone so brilliantly. I know she went on to do other films—even receiving an Oscar nomination—but to me & many others, Susan Tyrell will always be the Queen of the Sixth Dimension.
Gia, circa late 70s/early 80s
Leigh Bowery .
(Source: , via amoelbarroco)
On 9 November 2011, the world sadly lost Richard Morant; I’ve posted about him a few times before, and how his performance as Lawrence “Titus” Oates in The Last Place on Earth made it difficult for me to separate the actor from the man he portrayed. I held both of them in very high esteem, in any case.
I just listened to a little snippet from the audio book of Geraldine McCaughrean’s The White Darkness—which my fellow polar geek threeoranges was kind enough to recommend to me—because Mr. Morant reprised the role of Oates in that as well; I’m not sure if I’m ready to listen to the whole thing—though I’ve already read the book—because when I recently watched The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), just seeing Mr. Morant in the relatively minor role of Robespierre brought tears to my eyes.
Yes, I’m being a silly emotional fangirl over people I will never meet…but I don’t think it’s necessarily important to interact with the individuals who inspire us, as much as it is to take that positive influence & use it to be a force for good in others’ lives. After all, if you keep that positive karma flowing, what could be a better tribute to their memory? (I also guarantee you will not find a more ridiculously highfalutin rationalization for fangirling anytime soon.)
Alexandra, Nicholas II, and Alexei - Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg.
Happy Birthday Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986)