Jeff Schultz pays tribute to Furman Bisher, who informed generations of Atlanta sports fans. I started reading him at 6 years old. More than 30 years later, I was (technically) … Continue Reading ‘The man who watched Cy Young pitch, Joe Louis box …’
I was smoking a cigarette, on the back lot at Sony Studios in LA, when Don Cornelius — who died Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot — wheeled up in … Continue Reading Meeting Don Cornelius
Benjamin Franklin, Michelle Obama, Andy Kaufman and the great Larry Fortensky were also born Jan. 17.
David Bowie, 65.
A little carryover from the previous post but these clips, located after several futile searches, deserve to stand alone:
I’m sorry Steve Jobs died. He was a master innovator whose contributions were significant (though not as great as Willis Carrier, inventor of air conditioning, which made the New South … Continue Reading Fred Shuttlesworth mattered more than Steve Jobs
This should be happening to Seals and Croft, or Kenny Loggins. Not a genius like Sly Stone, who’s living on the streets of L.A. after squandering his fortune. “I like … Continue Reading Sly Stone homeless
Chance introduces Shirley MacLaine to the joys of voyeurism:
David Bowie turns 63 today. Here’s some gems from his self-titled first album, seldom heard here in the states:
Actually, I was paid to be there. Pretty good deal. Those shelling out $79 to see McCartney play Piedmont Park probably didn’t expect him to perform an hour-long sound check … Continue Reading seeing sir paul for free
Off the top of my head, so excuse any omissions. *Clint Eastwood. Still relevant at 79. See “Gran Torino.” *John Waters. As comfortable with himself as one can possibly be. … Continue Reading the coolest people you know (and one you don’t)