Rocket Man

In 1975, after climbing America’s music charts, Elton John stepped onto a stage at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium to a crowd of over 50,000. In the audience for one of the two sold out shows was my mother-in-law, and last week she got to do it all over again, as her, Patrick and myself went…

Dapper Day Haze

Last weekend bow ties, petticoats, hats, and pearls were commonplace at Disneyland, as it was Dapper Day, the twice annual event where you’re encouraged to get gussied up and visit Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom. Things have been a bit hectic lately, as we’ve had some construction at our home (that brown accordion wall is…

Screen Style: Swan’s Entourage from Phantom of the Paradise

Something Patrick and I do quite often, but doesn’t get talked about here on the blog, is participate in monthly neighborhood clean-ups through Green Bird. While we usually wear jerseys featuring the Green Bird logo on them, for October costumes were encouraged. As I’ve said before, I love to dress up as obscure characters, and…

Transylvanian Tunes

It’s hard to believe it’s almost October! I’ve been putting the finished touches on Halloween decorations and it’s that time of year where I share a handful of selections from my ever growing collection of Halloween music, because there is more to Halloween music than “Monster Mash” and “Werewolf of London” alright? This year I…

D23 Celebrates 100 Years of the Disney Studio

Last weekend was the long anticipated event, D23 Expo (originally slated for last year, but pushed back due to COVID), return! The three day event celebrates all things Disney and takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center (conveniently located just across the street from Disneyland) and includes exhibits, panels, and shopping. It’s something I’ve attended…