Posts Tagged ‘the ramones’

Feel Good Friday – Dancing in Rock and Roll High School

August 15, 2008

I love Rock and Roll High School. It’s the right combination of insane and cheesy to really sit well in my heart. The Ramones hang out with PJ Soles? Sure, I’m definitely down with that. Even if it’s too late to get the Feel Good Friday blogroll bump.

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I don’t want to grow up

February 12, 2008

So, for those of you who aren’t in Louisville, which is all of you, there’s been what meteorologists are calling “a metric fuckton” of snow today. It started on my drive home and continues, albeit less forcefully, at this very moment. The projected total is somewhere between 4-8 inches of snow, plus sleet, ice, freezing rain, and all the stuff that makes driving fun. If it doesn’t keep snowing, and it is still snowing even now, but not severely, I’ll be ice skating into work.

I don’t want to.

I wish I was in elementary school again so I could just enjoy the snow and not have to go to work. Snow isn’t supposed to mean leaving the house early and praying you don’t die on some godforsaken interstate because you’ve already been hit by a semi once when driving in the dark while it was snowing. Snow’s supposed to mean putting on my big heavy boots and gloves and going outside to throw snowballs, or make a snowman, or scoop up the top layer of the fluffy white stuff and make snow crème.

This is the best kind of snow, fluffy and wet. It sticks together in perfect snowball clumps that burst in a shower of white powder when they hit something. Everything looks so clean and beautiful outside, with the layer of whiteness reflecting the moonlight and brightening the evening skies to gray instead of pitch.

I shouldn’t have to dread this. It’s a thrilling experience; my inner child is screaming at me, “Call into work! Go outside and roll around on the lawn like a dog! Doitdoitdoit!” I guess there’s a reason I’ve been listening to that band of eternal teenagers, The Ramones, all day long.

I don’t wanna grow up.

Riff Randal, rock ‘n’ roller!

January 4, 2008

I’ve been looking for an excuse to delve into the works of famed auteur Roger Corman, and thanks to The Crawling Ear’s take on my favorite musical of all time (that includes The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hedwig and the Angry Inch), I finally have an excuse to delve deeply into the remastered Rock On Edition of the only film starring the Ramones and that girl from Halloween, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.

When Roger Corman sold the rights to his New World Pictures releases to Buena Vista, I figured there’d be some bargain-basement releases forced out without much actual thought put into it. Color me surprised when this special edition of a classic Roger Corman movie gets released with a decent amount of special features.

Read the full DVD review here, fellow students of Vince Lombardi High.