Girls night with Betty and Veronica would include

⦁ Romcom movie marathons
⦁ “Betty we watched 10 Things I Hate About You twice last week give it a break.”
⦁ Trying to copy pinterest recipies
⦁ Ordering in chinese
⦁ Doing each others hair, make up, and nails
⦁ Girly playlists with tons of Taylor Swift, Spice Girls, Kelly Clarkson and Lana Del Rey
⦁ Basic sleepover games like truth or dare
⦁ “I dare you to flash Archie.” “What Veronica, no!” “Yeah youre right thats a little wild, sorry, flash Betty.” “RONNIE!”  
⦁ Face masks, hair masks, every kind of mask or scrub Veronica brings
⦁ So much sugar
⦁ Pop corn and candy fights
⦁ Veronica insisting Betty try on everything she throws her way
⦁ Making weird faces at Archie from Betty’s window
⦁ “Kevin, we need Kevin he would know what to do with Betty’s hair.” “We cant call Kevin, its 3am” “Betty honey not everyone has a bedtime”
⦁ Deciding to go swimming at midnight
⦁ Staying up til 7 am them next morning and sleeping the rest of the day

Guilty Or Not Guilty?

I recently watched the biographical film about Phil Spector starring Al Pacino as the man himself and Helen Mirren as the hard nosed but very passionate defence attorney in the case of the people v’s Phil Spector. After a hung jury in 2007, in 2009 he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2003 shooting death of an actress Lana Clarkson.

The movie unusually starts with a disclaimer that the film is based on fiction and not true events, that said the story made me think whether Spector was guilty or not and whether the media frenzy around a unique man who presented himself as he wished and not as people wanted lead to his conviction.

Irrelevant of the case, one thing that Spector is certainly guilty of, is contributing to music and the many careers of musicians who were fortunate enough to work with him.

Spector was a pioneer, he raised the game and pop production’s sophistication with his ‘Wall of Sound’ technique overdubbing scores of musicians — five or six guitars, three or four pianos, and percussion to produce what Spector called “a Wagnerian approach to rock & roll: little symphonies for the kids.”

Spector had no less than 25 top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. The 1965 song 'you’ve lost that loving feeling’ recorded by the righteous brothers was the most played song on US radio in the 20th century. Listen here to all those songs which of course you will recognise.

-Beth A