You rarely devote space at P.U. to music and musicians. Do you have a favorite song or singer?
That's interesting... As a child, music was so important to me. My second ever post describes some of the effect that The Sound of Music (1965) had on me and I was raised on cast album Broadway recordings as well as having music of the '70s and '80s always playing. I think when I started to develop my love of classic movies, music was shunted to the side a bit and then when I began to sing semi-professionally and in theatre, I was always occupied with the songs at hand more than any others. Also, as I have professed on the site often, I have never felt that I had any great TASTE in music (or anything else, really! LOL)
The Different Story" by Peter Schilling! In more recent years, and it does shame me to say this, that has been in ever-present danger of being eclipsed by Bosson's "One in a Million." The part at 2:18 never, ever, EVER fails to make me want to bleat along with the song. This is another typically insane thing of mine, but part of the verse (when he sings "I always will remember how I felt that day, a feeling indescribable to me") the music is HIGHLY SIMILAR to the theme from Airport '77! Ha ha!
But I also love certain films scores, some classical, vocalists like Matt Munro, Shirley Bassey, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Jones and, more recently, Lara Fabian (and, yes, even Josh Groban.) I really love 1960s pop such as from groups like The Association, The Supremes, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. A recent find, thanks to the wondrous website The Redundant Variety Hour, was The Flirtations' "Nothing But a Heartache" which I've since listened to I know well over 100 times... I do get obsessed. I walk a lot outside and the sad answer to the question, "What's on his iPod?" is a lot of Back Street Boys, NYSNC, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Pitbull and other bouncy songs to keep me going.
We sort of know what you like in terms of movies and stars, but are there famous stars that you dislike, or even hate?
I have practically no interest at all in most contemporary film & TV stars, though sometimes one (like Chris Pine, for example) will capture my attention. There's no point in me writing about them, however, or posting photos of most of them as the Internet is saturated with sites that track their every move, outfit and appearance. I mentioned recently in the comment section of a post that my family often took stars' off-screen lives into account when determining our level of affection for them. Thus, I do sometimes bear a grudge against actors and actresses who have done something to offend my sensibilities and I then decide not to add any money to their bank accounts, nor give them any further attention or publicity. The bigger problem for me has been that I might find a new star that I really like a lot and then not long after, they seem to careen off the rails and go crazy! LOL Or their career just peters out entirely.
You've alluded to your sideline hobby of acting on stage. What is one of the most memorable experiences you've had in that arena?
What has been your most memorable celebrity encounter?
If you could "live" inside one movie, which would it be?
Aaack! Okay, now it's getting rough. It's a true statement - one I shouldn't admit because they will put me away - that I have never once been on a cruise because, as much as I love The Poseidon Adventure (1972), I always felt that taking one in which the ship remained right-side-up would be a complete and utter let-down. LOL In more recent years it's been either financial or work-related reasons why I don't go on one, but that was my standard answer for ages!
You love TV titles/opening credits and have featured them several times, but what movie opening credits rank amongst your most favorite?
The Razor's Edge (1984), which I have listened to countless times. (Again, the link is just to the music - and takes 20 seconds to kick in!) But I just love opening credits in general from the sweeping Gone with the Wind (1939) to the anxiety-laden strings of Psycho (1960) and many before, between and after.
Are we ever going to meet the man behind the name Poseidon and Poseidon's Underworld?
Well, I initially didn't reveal my name and who exactly I am because - as I mentioned earlier - no matter how pleasant or kind or friendly I intended to be, the Internet is filled to the brim with haters and destructive personalities and I was in no hurry to open myself up to that on a global level. But then again you also find as you get older, and I just turned forty-nine, that you care less and less as time goes by what venomous people think or have to say. There have been a few adept detectives who managed to gather up clues here and there and ultimately find me and every one of them (with the possible exception of one) were exceedingly friendly and enriching to know. The one who wasn't was never unkind to me, just excruciatingly negative about so many other people and things and picked fights all over the worldwide web and I felt that in time I would, however inadvertently, become a target, too, so I got out and away pretty quickly. Life's too short for all that.
I've wanted to "come out" - as it were - for a couple of years now and always intend to, but I am hyper-critical of myself and have been waiting for a time when I felt I looked my best yet that simply hasn't ever come! I'm a compulsive eater and tend to wreck my progress after a few weeks of dieting success. (I mean, I'm not someone that Richard Simmons is going to have to come and airlift out of my bed after knocking a wall down, but I'm probably 40 to 50 pounds heavier than I want to be.) This photo is from about a month or two ago, a two-person selfie that a friend took, who I've cropped out for privacy's sake.
I hope this didn't lull you into too deep a sleep! I truly value all my readers and the wonderful remarks and information that is shared in the comments. It's been so gratifying to find an audience of friends who like and appreciate the same sort of show business related things that I do! I'm consistently amazed by the fact that the things I love are also held dear by others out there. We are our own special club and it's my pleasure to put forth anything I can for others to see and enjoy! Thank you all very much for your time and attention.