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alohabros
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Posted: 2005-08-22 5:40 pm   Permalink

robert moog, a real genius, enlightened & great mentor... supported many small electronic music labs over the years...

... definitely made the world a much better place...

... and a hell of a lot more fun!!!


 
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alohabros
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Posted: 2005-08-22 5:45 pm   Permalink

... both the mini moog and the moog rogue will be cycling in the shop for the rest of the evening... the prodigy, while silenced for years, shall partake in the memorial, for better or for worse... (gotta get it repaired, asap)...

... the neighbors can suffer or enjoy till early am...


 
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Posted: 2005-09-06 12:10 pm   Permalink

Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

Denver, who underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, died at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."


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Posted: 2005-09-06 12:11 pm   Permalink

Goodbye little buddy...

 
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Posted: 2005-09-06 2:18 pm   Permalink

Fred Joerger. One of Disneyland's original model makers.

http://www.disneytoday.com/2005/08/29/remembering_fred_joerger_1913_2005.php

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6977&forum=1&vpost=85409&hilite=fred joerger

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Posted: 2005-09-06 11:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-09-06 12:10, freddiefreelance wrote:
Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

Denver, who underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, died at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."








 
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Posted: 2005-09-11 11:17 am   Permalink

Texas rhythm and blues legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown died today at 81. He has been battling lung cancer for a year and recently lost his home in Slidell, LA, to hurricane Katrina.

I saw him play in San Diego in the early 80s, and he was great despite a lame pickup band backing him up. You know the kind of band with a hot shot guitar player who tries to upstage the star of the show.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050911/ap_en_mu/obit_gatemouth_brown_9


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alohabros
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Posted: 2005-09-15 1:00 pm   Permalink

... people only die when you forget them...

 
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Posted: 2005-09-26 11:34 am   Permalink


Tobias Schneebaum, Chronicler and Dining Partner of Cannibals, Dies
By MARGALIT FOX
Published: September 25, 2005


Tobias Schneebaum, a New York writer, artist and explorer who in the 1950's lived among cannibals in the remote Amazon jungle and, by his own account, sampled their traditional cuisine, died on Tuesday in Great Neck, N.Y. He was in his mid-80's and a longtime resident of Greenwich Village.

The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, his nephew Jeff Schneebaum said. The elder Mr. Schneebaum, who had several nieces and nephews, leaves no immediate survivors.

In 2000, Mr. Schneebaum was the subject of a well-received documentary film, "Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale," which follows his return to the Amazon, and to Indonesian New Guinea, where he also lived.

Mr. Schneebaum came to prominence in 1969 with the publication of his memoir, also titled "Keep the River on Your Right" (Grove Press). The book, which became a cult classic, described how a mild-mannered gay New York artist wound up living, and ardently loving, for several months among the Arakmbut, an indigenous cannibalistic people in the rainforest of Peru.

Publishers Weekly called the memoir "authentic, deeply moving, sensuously written and incredibly haunting." Other critics dismissed it as romantic, solipsistic and undoubtedly exaggerated.

In either case, Mr. Schneebaum's work raises tantalizing questions about the role of the anthropologist, the responsibilities of the memoirist, and cultural attitudes toward sexuality and taboo. It also offers a look at the persistence of an 18th-century idea - the Western fantasy of the noble savage - well into the 20th century.

In 1955, Mr. Schneebaum, then a painter, won a Fulbright fellowship to study art in Peru. There, he vanished into the jungle and was presumed dead. Seven months later, he emerged, naked and covered in body paint. The experience had transformed him, he would later say, but in a way he could scarcely have imagined.

Theodore Schneebaum was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, most likely on March 25, 1922 (some sources say 1921), and reared in Brooklyn. Visiting Coney Island as a boy, he was captivated by the Wild Man of Borneo, a sideshow attraction famed for its brute exoticism.

Mr. Schneebaum, who disliked the name Theodore and eventually changed it to Tobias, attended the City College of New York. In 1977, he received a master's in cultural anthropology from Goddard College in Vermont.

As a young man, Mr. Schneebaum was part of New York's flourishing bohemian scene. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art with the renowned Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo and was gaining recognition for his abstract paintings, shown in New York galleries.

But as a gay man and a Jew in 1950's America, Mr. Schneebaum felt, he often wrote afterward, that there was nowhere he truly belonged. Craving community, he began to travel, and lived for several years in an artists' colony in Mexico.

In 1955, Mr. Schneebaum accepted the fellowship to Peru, hitchhiking there from New York. At a Roman Catholic mission on the edge of the rain forest, he heard about the Arakmbut. (The tribe, whose name is also spelled Harakumbut, was previously known as the Amarakaire. In his memoir, Mr. Schneebaum calls it by a pseudonym, the Akaramas.)

The Arakmbut, whose home was several days' journey into the jungle, hunted with bows, arrows and stone axes. No outsider, it was said, had ever returned from a trip there.

Mr. Schneebaum was not inclined to boldness. In New York, he had once called a neighbor to dispatch a mouse from his apartment. (The neighbor, Norman Mailer, bravely obliged.) But when he heard about the Arakmbut, he set out on foot, alone, without a compass.

"I knew that out there in the forest were other peoples more primitive, other jungles wilder, other worlds that existed that needed my eyes to look at them," he wrote in "Keep the River on Your Right." "My first thought was: I'm going; the second thought: I'll stay there."

To his relief, the Arakmbut welcomed him congenially. To his delight, homosexuality was not stigmatized there: Arakmbut men routinely had lovers of both sexes. Mr. Schneebaum spent the next several months living with the tribe in a state of unalloyed happiness.

One day, he accompanied a group of Arakmbut men on what he thought was an ordinary hunting trip. The walked until they reached another village. As Mr. Schneebaum watched, his friends massacred all the men there. In the ensuing victory celebration, parts of the victims were roasted and eaten. Offered a bit of flesh, Mr. Schneebaum partook; later that evening, he wrote, he ate part of a heart. It was an experience, he later said, that would haunt him for years. He left the Arakmbut shortly afterward.

"Keep the River on Your Right" caused a sensation when it was published. Anthropologists were aghast: ethnographers were not supposed to sleep with their subjects, much less eat them. Interviewers were titillated. ("How did it taste?" a fellow guest asked Mr. Schneebaum on "The Mike Douglas Show." "A little bit like pork," he replied.)

Some critics doubted Mr. Schneebaum's story, though he maintained it till the end of his life. From the documentary film, it is clear that he did live among the Arakmbut. The filmmakers travel with Mr. Schneebaum to Peru and to New Guinea, where he lived for years with the Asmat, a tribe of headhunters and occasional cannibals.

In both places, tribal elders, some of them his former lovers, recognize Mr. Schneebaum and greet him warmly. Neither community is willing to talk about cannibalism. The filmmakers, the brother-and-sister team of David and Laurie Gwen Shapiro, leave the issue deliberately unresolved.

Mr. Schneebaum's other memoirs include "Wild Man" (Viking, 1979) and "Where the Spirits Dwell" (Grove, 1988). His most recent, "Secret Places: My Life in New York and New Guinea" (University of Wisconsin, 2000) moves between the communities he loved: Asmat, now ravaged by globalization, and his friends in Greenwich Village, ravaged by AIDS.

An authority on Asmat art and culture, Mr. Schneebaum was formerly assistant to the curator of the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress in Agats, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. He was also the author of "Embodied Spirits: Ritual Carvings of the Asmat."

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Posted: 2005-09-26 11:52 am   Permalink

Don Adams dead at 82 ~ Get Smart Agent 86.

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alohabros
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Posted: 2005-09-27 2:40 pm   Permalink

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Don Adams dead at 82 ~ Get Smart Agent 86.




... loved the #949 stereophonic pistol...


 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-10-03 12:24 pm   Permalink

Horror film director Cunha dies in Oceanside at 83

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Richard E. Cunha, a cinematographer who directed such 1950s cult horror flicks as "She Demons," "Missile to the Moon" and "Frankenstein's Daughter," has died. He was 83.

Cunha died of heart failure Sept. 18 at his home in Oceanside, near San Diego, his son, Rick, said Monday. The filmmaker had undergone triple-bypass heart surgery last December, his son said.

Born in Honolulu, Cunha served as an Army Air Forces cameraman in World War II then formed a production company that did industrial films and commercials.

Cunha worked on the early TV shows "The Adventures of Marshal O'Dell" and "Captain Bob Steele and the Border Patrol" and was a director of photography on "Death Valley Days" and "Branded."

He directed a handful of low-budget films, the four best known coming in the late 1950s: "Giant From the Unknown, "She Demons," "Missile to the Moon" and "Frankenstein's Daughter." The movies were shot on budgets of $65,000 or less on tight six-day schedules.

With "X number of dollars" to spend, "you don't run over on these low-budget films - you shoot the opening scenes and the end scenes, and then fill in the picture in between," Cunha said in a 1984 interview with Fangoria magazine.

Cunha's movies "were not popular with the critics, but down on the level of 'monster kids' - as we sci-fi/horror nuts call ourselves - these movies have always been big favorites," fantasy and science fiction movie expert Tom Weaver told the Los Angeles Times.

Later in his career, Cunha worked as a director and cinematographer for Screen Gems' commercial division.

Cunha is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn "Peaches" Cunha; sons Rick, Michael and Anthony; a daughter, Kathryn; a sister, Mae Cunha Ross; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His son Steven died in 1972.

The family plans a memorial service later in Hawaii.
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Posted: 2005-10-04 02:21 am   Permalink


'The Wiz' Actor Nipsey Russell Dies at 80

(10-03) 20:29 PDT New York (AP) --

Nipsey Russell, who played the Tin Man alongside Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in "The Wiz" as part of a decades-long career in stage, television and film, has died. He was 80.

The actor, who had been suffering from cancer, died Sunday afternoon at Lenox Hill Hospital, said his longtime manager Joseph Rapp.

Born in Atlanta, Russell launched his television career as Officer Anderson in the 1961 television series "Car 54, Where are You?" He also appeared in the 1994 film version.

He became a fixture on popular television game and talk shows, where he was welcomed for his poetic delivery that earned him the moniker the "poet laureate of television." He also took his signature four-line poetry on the road for readings and performances.

Russell also appeared in the films "Nemo" in 1984, "Wildcats" in 1986 and "Posse" in 1993.

He settled in New York after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and serving as an Army captain in Europe during World War II, Rapp said.

Russell never married. "He always said, 'I have trouble living with myself, how could I live with anyone else,'" Rapp said. "But he was a wonderful guy, very quiet, never bragged."


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Posted: 2005-10-14 12:00 pm   Permalink


RIP Mrs. Steve McGarrett




She was the rock behind ‘Five-O’ star
By Tim Ryan
tryan@starbulletin.com
Marie Lord, described by friends as the classic strong woman behind the successful actor Jack Lord of "Hawaii Five-O," died yesterday at her Kahala home.


Marie Lord and husband Jack, who starred as Steve McGarrett in television's longest running police drama and died in January 1998, lived in the same Kahala condominium since the 1970s. A trustee of her estate declined to provide cause of death.

"She was devoted to Jack; there was never anyone or anything who got in Marie's way to care for Jack," said Jimmy MacArthur, who co-starred as Danno in the series, in a telephone interview from the St. Andrew's gold course in Scotland. "She would be up at 3 a.m. to read through dialogue with Jack and get him ready for a day of work on the set.

"And when she came to the set, Marie was always well-dressed, very pleasant to everyone. Marie was a nice lady."

MacArthur and others for years would take Marie Lord to lunch at the then-Kahala Hilton where she would talk about her deceased husband and the fun times on "Five-O," said MacArthur.

Marie Lord was born Marie L. de Narde in St. Louis to French parents. She studied fashion and art in Paris and later moved to New York to pursue a career as a fashion designer. She met Jack Lord in New York, who was a fine arts major at NYU on a football scholarship. Marie soon left her career to support Jack in becoming an actor.

Lord called Marie "the bride of my youth who abides me still."

Marie Lord would spend hours assisting Jack with administrative tasks that came along with him being a star.

Eddie Sherman, a MidWeek columnist who appeared several times on "Hawaii Five-O," called Marie "the rock behind Jack Lord."

"He didn't do anything without her," Sherman said. "They were like meat and potatoes, the perfect combination. They were totally devoted to one another."

Entertainer Jimmy Borges, who also appeared in several "Five-O" episodes, called Marie Lord "a wonderful, sweet, giving lady" who would regularly thank Borges for his efforts to local charities.

Marie Lord, who was in her 90s, requested that there be no funeral services and that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Jack and Marie Lord fund that benefits local charities. Donations can be sent to the Hawaii Community Foundation, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 800, Honolulu 96813


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Posted: 2005-10-19 8:55 pm   Permalink

'SNL' comic Charles Rocket's death ruled a suicide

(10-17) 09:19 PDT Farmington, Conn. (AP) --

Actor and comedian Charles Rocket, who had roles in a variety of movies and TV series and briefly gained notoriety for uttering an obscenity on "Saturday Night Live," committed suicide, the state medical examiner ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.

"An investigation determined there was no criminal aspect to this case," State Police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said Monday.

Rocket was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980-81 season. The profanity incident happened during a spoof of the "Who Shot J.R.?" plot line on "Dallas," which created a nationwide sensation at the time.

"Dallas" star Charlene Tilton was the "SNL" guest host that week. Rocket, who came on stage in a wheelchair, uttered the profanity after he was asked what it was like to have been shot.

The incident sparked complaints from viewers and prompted NBC to issue an apology. Rocket was later dismissed along with other cast members and writers on the show amid weak ratings at the time.

He went on to appear in numerous TV shows, including "Moonlighting" and "Max Headroom," and provided voices for cartoon series. His movie credits included "Earth Girls are Easy,""Dumb and Dumber" and "Dances With Wolves," according to the Internet Movie Database.

Before his time on "Saturday Night Live," Rocket was an anchorman at television stations in Colorado and Rhode Island and played an influential role in the Providence, R.I., arts scene decades ago, friends said.

"I just think he was one of the nicest and funniest people I ever met," said Chip Young, who co-wrote a column on Rocket in a Providence paper. "He had so many friends and influenced so many people."


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