Mash-Up Monday

RIP, “Dimebag.”

Saturday Open Thread

Muhammad Ali in George Foreman's grill. RIP

Saturday Song

RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

R.I.P. — Antonin Scalia

Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the judicial standard-bearer of the conservative movement and the court’s most provocative member, died Saturday. He was 79.

?His death means President Obama could have an unprecedented chance to try to shift the balance of the court […]

R.I.P. — Maurice White

As if this year’s Grammys wasn’t already going to have a depressingly extended “In Memoriam” segment, news of this morning’s passing of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White only adds to it. RIP, silky-smooth funk-master, and thanks for all the tasty medicine!


R.I.P. — Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey – Smuggler`s Blues Video (1985) from MTVClassic1 on Vimeo.

Eagles guitarist, solo artist and sometime actor Glenn Frey has died at age 67. From the Eagles website:

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey […]

R.I.P. — Dan Haggerty

Cancer claims another victim this morning, this time Grizzly Adams his bad self. RIP, Mr. Haggerty, and prayers and condolences to his family.

Here’s Dan’s visit to Jack Marino’s Warrior Filmmaker show for some walks down memory lane.

R.I.P. — Alan Rickman

British film and theater star Alan Rickman has died at age 69. From the Guardian:

His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role […]

Wednesday Open Thread

One of my favorite uses of David Bowie’s music in film is this scene from Ben Stiller’s update of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.