Friday, March 28, 2014

CRAIG'S FRIDAY FIVE 3.28.14

My five fave finds & re-discoveries of the week. 
(In no particular order)


1) These retro-looking ads for Daft Punk merch

(See more here)



2) This video of T-Boz & Chilli doing the Nae Nae

I know this clip is a couple months old, but I'm just seeing it. The video reminds me of how much I used to like watching them all dance. (See after jump)





3) Liz's Just Like You EP

...And speaking of '90s R&B, Liz's free EP, which I've been playing nonstop for about a month now, brings back the days when the pop charts where ruled by people named Brandy, Monica, and Aaliyah. 



Oh, and she has a sense of humor...



4) Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSliva

I'm not a huge mystery person, but I thoroughly enjoyed this novel about a journalist at a dying newspaper who's investigating the sex trade in Providence, RI. If you didn't know, the city is largely considered to be the "Red Light District of New England," and, as a former resident, I can give firsthand testimony about the validity of this title. : D


5) The Burns and Allen Show on Antenna TV

All of my friends and pretty much anyone who follows me closely on social media knows that I'm an insomniac. So, I'm always clicking through hundreds of cable channels trying to find something different to watch. (Another quirk about me is that I rarely watch anything more than once.) This week, I stumbled upon the The Burns and Allen Show, a sitcom based around the real life showbiz family of George Burns (people my age will know him as God), his wife Gracie Allen, and their son, Ronnie.

I'm hooked for three reasons:

1) Ronnie


2) Gracie Allen, who is an absolute revelation as the ditzy mom. I bet Golden Girl Betty White based a lot of Blanche on Gracie.


3) The 2:00 a.m. CT time slot ensures I'll never miss it.

Check out this episode about Ronnie wanting to move to Greenwich Village to become an artist.


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