Random, perhaps embarrassing, thoughts, updates and opinions relating mostly to popular culture. Volume 3.
--Will there be a Nancy Kerrigan movie? Will anyone care?
--The other day at the gym I heard the Isley Brothers’ Fight the Power and thought: Is this the best funk song ever?
--Chaka Kahn’s is one of my favorite voices.
--I also love Boz Scaggs.
--Remember years back when Mary J. Blige came out at the Grammys in that gold dress?
--I can't remember the last time I watched the Grammys.
--I used to be so snobby about Whitney Houston (that’s not soul music!) and now I pretty much love her.
--Why do so many women’s TV shows rely on an ensemble of 4? (Golden Girls, Girls, Sex in the City, Hot in Philly.)
--I like the idea that de Kooning’s later paintings were made and/or finished by his wife, Elaine de Kooning.
--Did Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner paint together?
--I saw Iman in our small local market once—she had bed head.
--I once ran into Uma Thurman at a gas station on the Palisades parkway; she was taller than me.
--Last fall, I stood with Susan Sarandon at MoMA, looking at a Louise Bourgoise sculpture. We chatted briefly, but I resisted telling her she saved my life once at a traffic light in the East Village.
--My husband saw Beyonce at ABC Carpet and Home one Christmas Eve, plopped down on an Indonesian bench, surrounded by dozens of shopping bags, while her mother negotiated with a salesperson.
--This may be limiting, but Angela Bassett should always play queens.
--I loved Black Panther, now wouldn’t it be great if there were a movie just about all of those women?
--Susan Somers refers to herself as an entrepreneur.
--I am out of the loop on Young People’s Music.
--I adore Janelle Monae.
--I have made one Snapchat post.
--I bought a cd from a musician whose work I didn’t know and it’s completely wonderful.*
--I think I want more people to paint their houses in bright colors but then, when I see a brightly colored house, it often looks wrong.
--Reading The Color Purple changed my life when I was 17.
--Is Steven Spielberg a good director?
--I really want Meryl Streep to take more risks.
--I regularly create potential new drag personae. My latest is: Divinity Fudge.