Thursday, March 26, 2009
On Tuesday's episode, characters Randi Morgan (Denise Vasi) and Frankie Hubbard (Cornelius Smith Jr.) asked a minister at the Pine Valley Justice of the Peace to marry them. The minister said he could not because they did not have a witness, who was visiting someone in Scranton. Then Frankie's parents Angie (Debbie Morgan) and Jesse (Darnell Williams) arrived and offered to be the witnesses.
Last year, the folks at All My Children published a novel by character Kendall Hart titled Charm! that featured numerous references to the city of Wilkes-Barre.
All My Children airs weekdays at 1 PM on ABC, and repeats of the soap air weeknights at 8 PM on SoapNet.
A big thanks to Michele Phillips, one of my all-time favorite people, for this reference.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I have a website, The Last Standing Man (www.laststandingman.com), that details the career of Jerry G. Hludzik, one of members of The Buoys. My site contains pages specific to The Buoys, some of which you may (or may not) find useful.
Here are links to specific pages about Timothy, Rupert Holmes, and The Buoys:
Timothy's Time, by Jack Smiles - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Press%20Room/timothys_time_by_jack_smiles.htm
The Buoys, by John Chintala - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Buoys/The%20Buoys,%20by%20J.%20Chintala.htm
The Pina Colada Man, by Maxim Furek - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Press%20Room/pina_colada_man.htm
Casey Kasem Intoduces Timothy to America (contains the audio from American Top 40 where Kasem introduces Timothy in the countdown) - http://www.laststandingman.com/Casey%20Kasem.htm
Meet The Buoys, Part II, by Joe Middleton (I couldn't find Part I) - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Press%20Room/meet_the_buoys_-_pt_2.htm
The Buoys Have a National Hit, by Joe Middleton - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Press%20Room/buoys_have_national_hit.htm
The Buoys Discography - http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Buoys/The%20Buoys%20Discography.htm
The Buoys Photo Pages (includes a page dedicated to Timothy related items)- http://www.laststandingman.com/The%20Buoys/The%20Buoys%20Photos%20Main%20Page.htm
I hope you find this information useful, or at least interesting.
Greg M. Woodrow
A big thanks to Greg M. Woodrow for this collection of awesome links. His website, Last Standing Man, is truly incredible.
The MP3 for Timothy by The Buoys is available to purchase at iTunes. Timothy was also released on a CD compilation titled Have A Nice Day: Volume 6. To place a hold on the CD, click here.
Friday, March 06, 2009
This sentence begins the 2000 novel Zombie00 by Kingston native Brad Gooch, who recently released the criticially acclaimed Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor.
Zombie00 is an avant garde novel about a strange young man from the fictional Truckstown, PA which, according to Gooch, is "located near Scranton." A visit to a mummy exhibition and voodoo chamber at the Everhart Museum inspires him to move to New York City, acquire the name Zombie, and ponder the issues of dominance and submission in his journey of "zombification." The novel has heavy themes of homoeroticism and sadomasochism.
The first three pages include many local references, in which "Zombie" journeys with his parents from Trucktown to the Everhart Museum, located in the nearby city of Scranton:
"It all started at the Everhart Museum. The way to the museum was blocked by a huge ugly fountain."
The second paragraph of the novel reads:
"The museum rose before us in a park called Nay Aug Park that never seemed quite right."
Page three decribes "Zombie" seeing the mummy at the museum for the first time:
"It was wrapped in bandages. I was amazed that Scranton, Pennsylvania was important enough to be entrusted with one of the ancient Egyptian dead. That made me feel a lot better about myself, since Truckstown was located near Scranton."
To place a hold on Zombie00, click here.