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PCR #191. (Vol. 4, No. 47) This edition is for the week of November 17--23, 2003.
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Hello, gang! Some news and notes and a lot of little things I've forgotten to mention. Shall we begin?

LA FLORIDIANA
The History of Aviation in Florida, Part One: 1911 to 1917, Early Heavier-than-Air Flight
 by Will Moriaty
THIS WEEK'S MOVIE REVIEW
"Love Actually"
 by Mike Smith
COUCH POTATO
Hey, Ralphie Boy!....Tampa International Airport....Movie Notes....Good Stuff
 by Mike Smith
MATT'S RAIL
Forry, Ferry, and Me
 by Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'....Another List....In The Hall....Happy Birthday....Moving On
 by Mike Smith
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WANNA BE STARTING SOMETHING
OK, please tell me this: WHAT FUCKING PARENT IN THEIR RIGHT MIND LETS THEIR CHILDREN STAY OVERNIGHT WITH A 45-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO'S ALREADY PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO KEEP ANOTHER CHILD SILENT?

ANOTHER LIST
Sure to make Terence shudder, Rolling Stone magazine has released its new "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. Top 10 are:

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
3. Revolver - The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
5. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
6. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
7. Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
8. London Calling - The Clash
9. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
10. The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles

IN THE HALL
Congratulations to this years inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Prince (sorry, Nolan), Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, Traffic, Bob Seger, George Harrison (solo work) and the Dells. Harrison becomes the third Beatle to be inducted as a solo artist, joining Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Those who didn't make the cut this year: Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols and John Mellencamp.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
To Mickey Mouse, who turned 75 this past Tuesday. My favorite Mickey Mouse joke: Mickey and Minnie are in divorce court and the judge is pleading with Mickey to reconsider. "Please, Mr. Mouse," the judge says, " please reconsider. I can't believe you'd divorce your wife because she's a little crazy." Mickey replies, "I didn't say she was a little crazy, I said she was fucking Goofy!"

MOVING ON
Michael Kamen
, composer, Grammy winner and two time Oscar nominee, passed away Tuesday in London. He was 55. Born in New York City on April 15, 1948, Kamen went on to graduate from the High School of Music and Arts in 1965. He later studied at Julliard and moved to California after graduating. His first composing job was for the film "The Next Man" in 1976. Other films include, "Brazil," "the Dead Zone," "Highlander," the "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" series, "Mr. Holland's Opus" and " Xmen." His last film project is the soon to be released "The First Daughter." He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, along with Bryan Adams and Mutt Lange, in the Best Song category for his work in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Don Juan DeMarco".

Penny Singleton, best known as the title character in 28 "Blondie" films, passed away last week at the age of 95. She was also well known as the voice of Jane Jetson.

Well, that's it for now. Have a great week. See ya!


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