Band Riders of the 80s and 90s

A rider is an addition to a contract. It provides an artist’s requirements when performing a show at a particular venue. It includes specific requirements with hospitality, security, and technical equipment.  Disclaimer: I am going to say these riders are all “allegedly”…All information I am writing in this post is taken from Google searches and […]

LISTEN TO ME

Pretty Bad All Around During the late 80s and early 90s I had a massive crush on Kirk Cameron. I also had a massive girl crush on Amanda Peterson from Can’t Buy Me Love and Jami Gertz from The Lost Boys fame. Jami Gertz is one of those actresses that, to me, has always looked […]

I Drove All Night – Roy Orbison

Teen Dream Today, my son and I were listening to 80s and 90s music, as we often do, and this song came on. It immediately took me back to the early 90s when I was in high school. Roy Orbison sings the vocals and Jason Priestly along with Jennifer Connelly star in the music video. […]

Waiting to Exhale

BOOK This movie is based on Terry McMillan’s book of the same title. She also gets credit for writing the screenplay. SOUNDTRACK Before diving into this movie, I have to talk about this amazing soundtrack. It is phenomenal. While researching, I found out that Kenneth Edmonds (better known as Babyface) was the producer of the […]

The Christmas Box

The Christmas Box is a short Christmas book written by Richard Paul Evans. The Christmas Box was published in 1993. I purchased a copy at my local Goodwill and read along as I listened to Richard Thomas narrate the story on my Scribd app. Richard Thomas is best known for playing John-Boy Walton on television […]

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society was released in 1989 and is a visual masterpiece! I watched this movie opening weekend at the theatre in the eighth grade. Watching it today, I thought the main character, Neil, was played by Hotch from Criminal Minds. However, it turns out Robert Sean Leonard is not the same person as Thomas […]

Survive The Night – Riley Sager

Book Jacket The book jacket describes this story taking place on a night in November 1991 with George H. W. Bush in the White House and Nirvana in the tape deck. You had me at November 1991. I was a freshman in high school and obsessed with Sweet Valley High books. On weekends, I was […]

John Hughes – A Life In Film by Kirk Honeycutt

Read This Book In A Weekend This book was an easy read. I enjoyed this book and knew of the movies on the cover. However, I didn’t realize he made Career Opportunities, Curly Sue, Dutch and Dennis the Menace. None of these movies interest me. I won’t be watching them. I will watch Some Kind […]

No One Would Tell

1996 Lifetime Movie Starring Candace Cameron and Fred Savage October is national Domestic Violence month. This movie is about a dysfunctional and violent relationship between two high schoolers. Candace Cameron plays DJ Tanner Stacy Collins and Fred Savage plays Kevin Arnold Bobby Tennison. I had a really hard time buying Fred Savage as the abusive […]

STORIES TO TELL – RICHARD MARX

Bring Back the Mullet I have always loved memoirs and biographies. They are my favorite reading genre. My life is pretty mundane and boring. I love living vicariously through others. Richard Marx’s albums were playing on the radio and his videos on MTV and VH1 while I was in middle school and high school. The […]