MAY 7: Kamal Ahmed, Seve Ballesteros, Warner Baxter, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Doug Benson, Adam Bernstein, Colin Blakely, Christoffer Boe, Aidy Bryant, Randall (Tex) Cobb, Gary Cooper, Ruggero Deodato, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Asghar Farhadi, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Ray Harryhausen, Amy Heckerling, Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Ishiro Honda, Nicholas Hytner, John Irvin, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Traci Lords, Alexander Ludwig, Shawn Marion, Breckin Meyer, Dominik Moll, Eva Peron, Mary Philbin, Antonio Salieri, Alex Smith, John Walker (Walker Brothers), Marty Willson-Piper (Church)…
ALBUMS OF THE DAY: Arctic Monkeys “Favourite Worst Nightmare” (2007), The Church “Priest Equals Aura” (1992), Grateful Dead “Grateful Dead” (1967), “In the Dark” (1987), “Terrapin Station” (1977), Tom Waits ”Blood Money” (2002), Marty Willson-Piper “Art Attack” (1988)
BOOKS OF THE DAY: Elbert Hubbard “A Message to Garcia” (1899), Traci Lords “Underneath it All” (2003)
CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: Design for Living (1933), Godzilla (1954), This Sporting Life (1963)
DOC’S OF THE DAY: Bridegroom (2013), H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (2004), Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011), Seve the Movie (2014), Super High Me (2007)
FILMS OF THE DAY: Amadeus (1984), Equus (1977), Evita (1996), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), High Noon (1952), Raising Arizona (1987), The Salesman (2016)
FOODIE: Roast Leg of Lamb
GUN CRAZY!: 2009 – Over 100 New Zealand police officers begin a 40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier. 1992 – Three employees at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first “fast-food murder” in Canada.
HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 2002 - Allen Iverson delivered his “practice” rant - one of the most iconic sound bites in sports history. 2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia. 1998 - Journey lost singer Steve Perry for a second time. At least the first time, in the ‘80s, Perry’s exit had been voluntary, the result of recent solo success and growing indifference toward the band. 1977 - Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby on his way to horse racing’s Triple Crown. Seattle Slew died on this day 25 years later. 1968 - Reginald Dwight decided to change his name to Elton John. 1945 - Germany’s Nazi regime surrenders unconditionally. The capitulation ended World War II, one of the bloodiest conflicts of all time. According to estimates, between 40 and 71 million people died in the war and the Holocaust initiated by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. 1895 - Alexander Stepanovich Popov presented a paper on a wireless lightning detector he had built that worked via using a coherer to detect radio noise from lightning strikes. This day is celebrated in the Russian Federation as Radio Day.
HOLIDAY: Radio Day
“I just broke up with my girlfriend, i caught her lying….under another man.” Benson
“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Hubbard
“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.” Kilmeade
“I will speak for you, Father. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint.” Salieri
pictured: Aidy Bryant (Born 1987), Marty Willson-Piper (Born 1958)
One-off Immortal Appreciation - Kern (he is also Stealth from Sifl & Olly)
3x02 - Line of Fire
What a truly romantic and beautiful thing to be an immortal. Think of the sweeping majesty of history and all of its triumphs and tragedies that one could witness– the art, the music, the light and darkness of the human condition. Why, one could live for hundreds of years and spend all that time continuously becoming more worldly and refined.