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2010 Stories by John Freeman

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  • Three Times the 'Neck

    published October 14, 2010

    If you like jokes about broken-down cars in the yard, beer and NASCAR, you might be a redneck. But even if you're not, there is plenty of... More >>

  • Still On The Line

    published September 23, 2010

    Glen Campbell is best known as a country-pop singer with a knack for plaintive, almost confessional songs like "By the Time I Get to... More >>

  • Open Your Eyes and See

    published September 9, 2010

    Xanadu just might be the most "seventies" of all '70s movies. The fact that it was actually released in 1980 doesn't disqualify it,... More >>

  • Warning: Barracuda On The Loose

    published August 19, 2010

    No memory of a hot 1970s afternoon at the lake would be complete without a Heart song on the soundtrack. Seattle's Ann and Nancy Wilson... More >>

  • 'Ryche Is a Cabaret, Old Chum

    published August 5, 2010

    It may seem an uncharacteristic move for Queensryche, much heralded in the past as a "thinking man's metal band," to create a tour that is focused... More >>

  • Make A Joyful Noise

    published July 22, 2010

    If you're looking for an archetype of the ultimate rock 'n' roll front man, Robert Plant is the obvious choice. As the tight-trousered,... More >>

  • Like A Surgeon

    published July 15, 2010

    It started way back in 1979 with an accordion and a dream. "Weird Al" was a lowly college disc jockey with a strange sense of humor and... More >>

  • Tale As Old As Time

    published July 8, 2010

    In Hollywood's "Golden Age" it seemed like every other movie that graced the silver screen was based on a hit Broadway musical. In recent years,... More >>

  • Mayday, Mayday

    published June 3, 2010

    In late 1972, Hollywood released one of the greatest films in history. It's a tale of triumph and tragedy. It's a hero's journey in the tradition... More >>

  • Indigo Folk Is The Least Complicated

    published May 27, 2010

    Throughout their 25 years in the business, The Indigo Girls have become so identified with the lesbian music scene that one may tend to... More >>

  • What They Have Made Is Real

    published April 1, 2010

    The 1980 movie Xanadu is legendary if only for being ridiculously bad. That qualifies it for inclusion in the pantheon of '80s movies that... More >>

  • Tilting At Pinballs

    published March 18, 2010

    Everybody and his dog have seen Ken Russell's hallucinogenic film interpretation of The Who's Tommy, right? Good, now I don't have to... More >>

  • Sisters Are Doin' It for...Others

    published March 4, 2010

    Are you just burning doing the "Neutron Dance"? Are you "So Excited" that you just can't hide it? Well, there is a cure. The legendary Pointer... More >>

  • He Hates These Cans!

    published January 28, 2010

    When the revolution comes and celebrities are lined up against the wall, most of them will be in big trouble. Steve Martin, however, will have... More >>

  • The Music of the Night

    published January 28, 2010

    Who was that masked man? Was it the Lone Ranger? Was it Zorro? No, it was that good old stalwart, The Phantom of the Opera. This musical... More >>

  • (Crazy) Man Show

    published January 28, 2010

    Joe Rogan is a complicated man. A longtime stand-up comedian, he is probably best known as the host of that cow-eye-eating,... More >>

  • Boom Goes The Dynamite

    published January 14, 2010

    Some of us are old enough to remember the first wave of "blaxploitation" flicks that stormed theaters in the early 1970s. Others experienced the... More >>

  • The Original Carrot Top

    published January 7, 2010

    From the early 1940s through the early 1960s, Danny Kaye was one of the best-known and best-loved names in comedy and music. His playful delivery... More >>

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