Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rocket 88 No More

Ike Turner's passed on to the other side -- a salute to "Rocket 88" and his rough and tumble career. And to Tina Turner's TNT, for that matter, and to Led Zeppelin's resurrection. It's TNT -- it's Dyn-O-Mite!

Also, a salute to Frank Sinatra, birthday dude (1915-1998), here with Ava Gardner -- quite a couple while they lasted.

Happy birthday to Regina Hall, too -- among the living (37 today).

And to Jennifer Connelly, here with a haunting look and also 37.

And finally, happy birthday to Mädchen Amick of Twin Peaks and beyond, 38.

Today's Rune: Flow. Yesterday's: Fertility.

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe! The weekend is almost upon us!


Bubs said...

Shows that even wife-beaters can make good music. I used to think "That's All Right" was the first rock and roll song until I heard Rocket 88.

And it's still Sinatra's world.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana was telling me about Ike's passing last night. I've never really cared that much for his music but I know he was a big influence on many.

Lana Gramlich said...

Jennifer Connelly! Ack, it's "Requiem for a Dream" all over again! I'd just finally gotten that out of my head!

Sidney said...

Great find with that "Rocket 88" video. I just saw "Blood Diamond" on HBO with Jennifer Connelly. Good film.