More dynamite songs from a youth that was gonna outshine them all.
I read Hunter Davies's The Beatles
and was intrigued to learn that some Beatles writings were noted by
date written. I took it to heart and nearly all of my 100+ songs, 100+
poems, and other scribblings have dates (even times of day) memorialized
for the scholars who would one day be assembling my Compleat Workes.
And this music was the kind of stuff I was going to be famous for, stuff like this! (only probably not as good)
1 -Maybe TomorrowBadfinger1970(2:59)
2 - 25 or 6 to 4 (single version)Chicago1970(2:53)
3 -You've Got a Friend (live)Carole King (with James Taylor)1971(5:10)
4 -Roll in My Sweet Baby's ArmsLeon Russell1973(4:29)
5 -Bad CompanyBad Company1974(4:50)
6 -The School of Instant PainTriumvirat (from Spartacus) 1975(6:24)
between 1980 and 1982, I sent a fan letter to Paramount, asking for information
about Star Trek II, and got about 100 copies of a color flyer, the
kind you used to see on the freebie tables at movie houses.
I’m only guessing
about how many there were.These flyers
are on glossy card-stock paper, and the stack was at least one inch thick.
them here as a kind of coda to August’s exhaustive (and exhausting) survey of
Note that the
film wasn’t called “Star Trek II,” simply “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.”
Also you see
that I had this flyer autographed by George Takei and Jimmy Doohan, at various
Once upon a
time, I had so many copies of this flyer that I was free to mutilate them.I amputated part of page 4 and also took it
with me to various media cons.As you
can see, I had this one with me when I encountered Walter Koenig.Since Koenig’s signature isn’t on the complete
flyer I scanned, evidently I only had the fragment with me at the time.
Once upon a
day in the mid 1980s, I went around to various OKC movie houses and asked the
bosses if they had any leftover sci-fi promo stuff.I ended up with several pounds of
black-and-white newspaper-ad layouts, and variations of same, for several
movies, including a buttload of different ads for Star Trek II.But as far as I can find, those 11-x-17-size
sheets are long gone.
On the bright
side ... see you Thursday, and be back here on Saturday, October 1st,
for the first instalment of ...
I was born at a very early age, in a hospital to be near my mother. After appearing in productions of both GODSPELL and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in the 1970s, I found a wonderful wife and wrote many love songs to her, but not as many love songs as I write to God my Savior and Redeemer. We have three kids (one of each) -- wait for it -- blonde, brunette, and redhead.