This weekend, I received the shocking and saddening news that my friend, the writer Derrick Ferguson, had passed away. Derrick left many comments on this site and I left quite a few on his. It’s hard for me to think of anyone who took as much joy from encouraging others to write as Derrick did. If you want to pay tribute to Derrick, please check out his two sites: The Ferguson Theater and Ferguson Ink. I plan on writing more about Derrick later. For now, let me just say that I’m going to miss him.
Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:
Films I Watched:
- Destination Space (1959)
- Downsizing (2017)
- Empire Records (1995)
- Five Easy Pieces (1970)
- Hawk the Slayer (1980)
- Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal (2021)
- Planet of the Vampires (1965)
- The Wrong Valentine (2021)
Television Shows I Watched:
- ‘Allo ‘Allo
- American Idol
- American Justice
- America’s Most Wanted
- Court Cam
- The District
- The Drew Barrymore Show
- Hell’s Kitchen
- Hill Street Blues
- House Hunters
- House Hunted International
- Kung Fu
- Law & Order: Organized Crime
- Law & Order: SVU
- The Masked Singer
- The Old Guys
- Open All Hours
- Storage Wars
- Temptation Island
- Tough as Nails
- Upstart Crow
- The Voice
- Yes, Minister
Books I Read:
- Doctor’s Wives (1967) by Frank G. Slaughter
Music To Which I Listened:
- Adi Ulmansky
- Bella Thorne
- Britney Spears
- The Chemical Brothers
- Dua Lipa
- Katy Perry
- Kedr Livanskiy
- Liz Phair
- The Prodigy
- Public Service Broadcasting
- Purity Ring
- Saint Motel
- Steely Dan
- Swedish House Mafia
News From Last Week:
- Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99
- Queen said Prince Philip’s death has ‘left a huge void in her life’
- Prince Philip’s Final Moments Were ‘Very Peaceful’ and ‘So Gentle,’ Says Daughter-in-Law Sophie
- Prince Philip was ‘very upset’ by ‘malicious’ scenes in ‘The Crown,’ experts say
- Prince William skips BAFTA ceremony following Prince Philip’s death
- DMX, top-selling but troubled rapper, dies at 50
- Inside the Cannes Film Festival’s Ambitious Plan to Hold an In-Person Event During a Pandemic
- The world’s most expensive painting isn’t a full da Vinci, officials say
- ‘Godzilla vs. King Kong’ set to become highest-grossing film of pandemic
- Anne Beatts, Original ‘S.N.L.’ Writer, Dies at 74
Links From Last Week:
- The passing of a giant. RIP Derrick Ferguson
- Darkworlds Quarterly on the Passing of Derrick Ferguson
- Unhinged: “Everyone Just Knows He’s an Absolute Monster”: Scott Rudin’s Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior
- Will Oscars 2021 be a ‘who cares’ moment as awards show ratings tank?
- ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Raises the Question: Is Nonsense the New Normal?
- After Scott Rudin bullying exposé, there are mostly crickets
- “The Godfather” Estate Is For Sale! JFK’s Honeymoon Suite Is $90-Mil Off! Here Are Details!
- An Unscheduled In Memoriam
- I DON’T REMEMBER HOW YOU LOOK…
- On Villain Stories
Links From The Site:
- I presented my week in television! I paid tribute to Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola! I reviewed Operation Varsity Blues and BMX Bandits!
- Leonard shared the trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead!
- Ryan reviewed Mishima and The Wash-A-Shores and shared a preview of American Cult!
- Jeff shared music videos from Cracker, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Huey Lewis and the News, Kim Wilde, DMX and Def Leppard!
- Erin shared Nite Life Stories, Lady With A Past, The Pale Blonde of Sands Street, The Adulterers, Love Cult, The Promoter, and To Kill A House!
More From Us:
- Ryan has a patreon! You should consider subscribing!
- At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Cover Not Final!
- At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared music from Paul Young and DMX!
- At Pop Politics, Jeff shared Who Trusts The Media?, Wayne Messam’s Opportunity, History Repeats Itself, Lee Zeldin Is Running For Governor, Prince Philip RIP, Ramsey Clark: Send No Flowers, and A Sunday Message!
- At her photography site, Erin shared Outside, Eagle, Off To See The Wizard, Path Through The Trees, The Searcher, Somebody Lost Their Papers, and Hawk!
- At my music site, I shared songs from Purity Ring, Bella Thorne, Adi Ulmansky, Liz Phair, Starcrawler, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry!
- On SyFyDesigns, I shared Another Monday, Another Week, Where Is My Focus?, Another Tough Day, A Quick Review of Kung Fu, My Favorite Films (2008–2020), After Death by Christina Rossetti, and Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye!
- On my online dream journal, I shared Last Night’s Quicksand Dream, Last Night’s TV Watching Dream, Last Night’s Movie Dream, Last Night’s “Going and Going” Dream, Last Night’s School on the Beach Dream, Last Night’s Live Tweet Failure Dream, and Last Night’s Porch Pirate Dream!