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Nolan's Pop Culture Review, 2003!
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Movie Review
Digital Divide
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Creature's Corner
Mike's Rant

FINAL EDITION
On the CF Homepage:
Florida Filmmaker Update

New Schlockarama! --
"Bride of the Monster"

  Number 168  (Vol. 4, No. 24). This edition is for the week of June 9--15, 2003.

Brief respite


Plus...

ē  The Dark Side of the Renegade Film Festival
      -- a reflection by Christian Dumais.
  Nolan Canova, Noeland Collins, and Andy Lalino respond

And

     Andy Lalino reviews PCR #167, and...
     A special Dr. Paul Bearer fan surfaces! (both in Lettercol)

Last week's issue really wore me out, so I'm glad it was well-received. I am feverishly working on editing the video interviews I took at the Renegade event into something I can post for y'all over the next couple days. Takes time, which is in short supply these days! So, after last week's tour de force, I need a little breather from my regular PCR duties so I can finish the vid and recharge for the next session.

Some exciting things coming up in the next week or so, including, at long last, the grand opening of Forbidden Video! I sent out notices to all my "clients" to the effect that the Film Festival season seems to be over (or slowed anyway), and I will be devoting my energies back to the online store -- and this time I mean it!

Speaking of Renegade Films, it became apparent to me before, during, and after the event that not everyone was as thrilled with Danford and Co.'s efforts as I was. Among other complaints were that too much of Renegade Films' priorities are very "in-house" and "clique-ish", catering mostly to their buddies despite rhetoric to the contrary. Well, I'm not sure I agree entirely with their format and I wasn't exactly blind to some clique-ish-ness, but I tend to overlook a lot in this business if the net effect is to bring positive attention to the Florida arts community, although I admit being naive about the politics.

That said, I received a brief, but very intense critique of The Festival and its organizers from fellow webmeister and friend, Christian Dumais (Legion Studios). I believe it also reflects some of the criticisms from the film community that should be aired. Read on...

The Dark Side of the Renegade Film Festivals      by Christian A. Dumais

Dear Nolan,
Iíve been asked to write about the Saints and Sinners festival and Iíve been half tempted to. This letter will have to do. When I wrote down my notes regarding the show the following day, I realized that I didnít have a good time. If I invested the time to do an actual write up, it wouldíve made my MegaCon piece look like a love letter. (Re: "MegaPorn, 2003", Christian's scathing indictment of this year's Orlando MegaCon, published at the Slush Factory site. ---Nolan)

This has nothing to do with the movies selected. This has more to do with watching the hosts of the show treating the paying audience with disrespect and wasting our time in efforts to appease their own egos. Thereís no greater feeling in the world than being asked to "Shut the fuck up," by one of the hosts after dropping money to be there. Even though he insisted he was only kidding when I called him on it, I thought his manner and choice of words were unnecessary.

The fact is, Renegade Films seems to want to make the show about them and not the filmmakers. I donít need to see them putting on a drunken "comedy" show between the films. In fact, I donít need to see them at all. Iím aware that theyíve done the hard work to put the show together; why undermine it by looking like bumbling idiots? While Iím at it, I think the WONDER BOY shorts are cute, but like most people I talked to, I also think theyíre gratuitous. All I see are five minutes that couldíve been used for someone elseís film.

Iíd like to see the festival have a more stringent screening process for the selections. Instead of accepting any of the films submitted that fit within the time allotted for the show, they should accept only the films that set a certain standard. This way, it means something if your film is being shown. Let the festival be a standard for not only local cinema, but excellent cinema in general.

They may also want to consider trying a different venue. The problem with shows like this is that the social aspect is as important as the entertainment. The festival is meant to emphasize a sense of artistic community. This is an opportunity to meet and greet with those who share your goals and dreams, who want to perhaps make the area a better place...and yet, the layout at the State Theater doesnít allow for this kind of setting without taking away from the other reason everyone is there: to watch movies.

Lastly, Iíd like to point out that your coverage of the festival was excellent and consistent with the quality of the rest of the site. I also applaud your amazing support to the local film community. My only hope is that Rick Danford recognizes the amount of work and energy involved in doing such a thing; also noting that there is no incentive for financial reward in doing so. Iím aware that Danford likes to shill his work like the next guy (Iím as guilty of it as anyone), but I find his constant dependence on the local media, particularly the online community, to be bordering on manipulative. I believe he takes it for granted and depends on the local websites to do his work for him without having to actually do it on his own website. After all, itís easier to link than it is to update.

I donít want to be all sour grapes. I really dug the hell out of FILTHY. My only complaint is pretty much what everyone else is saying: itís too damn short! I couldíve easily invested another hour in that movie. It was also great to touch base with the familiar faces from PCR. I can easily say Iím proud to know you guys.

And the beer was good too.

Keep up the fantastic work.

Sincerely,
Christian A. Dumais

Christian, I thank you for writing, for your continued support and for the kind words regarding our labors here. Everyone pulls together to make this happen, it's hard work, but to know you're appreciated by your peers makes all the effort worthwhile. I've gone on record as saying the same about Legion's high standards.
   Re: "Shut The Fuck Up". Since you didn't say his name, I won't either, but I agree one of Danford's compadre's got EXTREMELY drunk and WAY out of control as the night wore on. He turned me off with his nonsense, too, but I tuned him out. I didn't even think about who might not come back because of his BS, but Renegade may want to reconsider hosting assignments.
   About the between-film "comedy" bits: Some of that (I think) was to cover in-between film "down-time" for the video projector to get cued up for a new format (like switching a tape for a disc or something), while giving the independent filmmakers a chance to speak to the audience. However, the Renegade guys reappearing between films to introduce each filmmmaker (or film) to the audience too often resulted in a verbal tap-dance if there was a no-show or a technical breakdown (they really had 'em this year). This got worse and more silly as everybody got drunker and more careless (it bears repeating to the readers-at-large that the State Theater's bar is a centrally-located watering hole. Another good reason to change the festival's locale). By the end of the night, I was waiting for someone to pass out on stage or fall off it.
   The most salient point I've heard from everybody is the obvious conflict of interest in hosting a film festival -- with awards -- where the festival organizers have entries themselves! Even if no one in the company is a judge, one can't help thinking about how the odds lean. In this case, however, it was mitigated by how much humble pie Renegade and Co. had to eat over "Web of Darkness" vs "Filthy". I don't know what their criteria is for quality vs quantity for festival film entries.
   As for Danford's possible manipulation of the local press, both online and off? I hope not, I've told Rick time and again to send me anything any time, and I mean it -- but I have noticed one of his favorite pasttimes is to post frequent updates with only very minor alterations to an earlier one and call it a "press release". This is a publicity ploy and, altho it can be annoying, I don't necessarily blame him for what's at stake, but it needs fine-tuning, yes. Every editor has a choice to reject it for publication, so I would suggest saving the press releases for when they truly warrant it. Very minor updates are best suited for personal emails.
   Going back to subject of the fest's "clique" mentality rubbing everyone the wrong way, perhaps the most damning evidence is how much talk I heard from others wanting to put on their own festivals! That's where competition will pare down to the truly constructive events.
   Despite all this, Rick Danford was much friendlier to me and much more approachable than before. Kerry Hogan I never seem to catch at a good time and Porl Denicolo is just plain weird.
   It was good seeing you, too, Christian. I wish I could've stopped for a beer with you, but I was always in a rush and working on very little sleep (as usual). We'll catch up at the pub or something.

Thanks again for your valued input, my friend.
Nolan

Noeland Collins (Present Day Productions)  responds to Christian Dumais


Just got done reading Christian's review of the festival. I'm gonna play devil's advocate a little bit. I am aware of his altercation with one of the Renegades, and it's too bad he let it taint his entire opinion of the show. I really like Christian, and I think he's a great writer (needs to try his talent with a screenplay or 2 some time) with a cool website. I am also aware of how the Renegade guys can turn people off. I've worked with Rick more so than Kerry and Porl, and Rick and I get along very well. But I honestly like all 3 of them, and respect what they have tried to do with the festival. Even if they are promoting their own films. I don't see anything wrong with that. As Christian pointed out, we're all guilty of it on some level.

Yes, the festival suffers from many things, like the lobby noise, and the hosts who like to drink and party, and the projection problems. The "quality" of the films is a subjective matter. I found this batch of films to be the best yet. It must be considered however, that this is an amateur film festival, and it also relies on the tastes of the people holding it to select the films showing, and the fact that they may not get loads and loads of entries. It is only their 3rd festival in less than a year. if they continue to do the show, I would expect it to improve.

I only got to say hello to Christian, and give him a handshake. I didn't even know he was around until moments before we went home, but it was a nice surprise to see his smiling mug. I wish I could have seen the "Shut the Fuck Up" moment quite honestly. I'd've jumped in, and tried to keep the peace.

The problem is, they were mad that people in the lobby were talking despite the signs, and the continued requests to keep the volume down. It's been the same at all 3 shows, the lobby is LOUD. I seriously don't think they can change that. Then Christian got mad because they seemed to focus on him. It happened to me last year. You know what I did? Kerry and I went outside and had a good old fashion fist fight!! Ok, ok I'm kidding. I apologized and then I shut the fuck the up, actually. :) Didn't take it personally, but I've traded barbs with these guys on set and whatnot, so I really didn't worry about it too much.

It was, however, the reason I stayed out of the lobby this year, and watched the films. I may have missed rubbing elbows, but I didn't miss any bad feelings or misunderstandings sent my way. :)

As far as Rick's manipulation of the press. I respectfully disagree with Christian on that point. He's just trying to get his name, and company name, out into the world, and he's using whatever means he can. I know plenty of people who don't publish his information, and who just don't care about him, or the festival. I also know of a few sites he works with on a regular basis, and they love him. He's even reviewing DVD's for one of them now. Good for him I say.

I had a good time hanging with my friends (they won best Saint y'know), and watching the best efforts of the film makers who Renegade showcased. I couldn't get through Web Of Darkness because I was falling asleep in my chair!! I'm getting so damn old Nolan!!! ARG!! :)

I'm sure I will attend future shows from these guys, and as you pointed out Nolan, people have seen them do this show, and talked about throwing their own festival for many of the reasons Christian pointed out. So in an odd way they are inspiring people. :)

Hey man, we all need to get together soon at New World Brewery again. This time I will try to show up awake!!

Take care,
Noeland Collins

   I'm for that, the exotic dark lager ale they seduced me with haunts me to this day. The Mad Dogs & Englishmen pub is closer to my house, tho.
   Seriously, thanks for writing in another perspective of the Renegade Universe. I agree that, generally speaking, the quality of S&S film choices was the highest at this event. I didn't know the "I'll Save You" people were friends of yours, congratulations on their win, excellent flick!
   The loud lobby noise could be controlled more if there were doors leading to the theater, but there are none.
   I trust by now some of the Renegade boys are well aware that some of their public relations skills may need improvement. The stress of a full-blown event is what tests people. You can't keep people coming back, to say nothing of winning converts, by losing your cool under duress (and/or intoxication) and screaming expletives at patrons.

Thanks again for writing and don't hesitiate to send me update info on your current/future projects!

Best,
Nolan

Andy Lalino  (14 Awards for "Filthy")  responds to everybody

Nolan, Christian & Noeland,
Thanks for the input on the SSIII festival. Although I'm not part of Renegade Films, I know they are very receptive to suggestions that will make future S&S festivals even better. Believe me, they do listen to criticism and work to improve them. I thought a lot of points that both Christian and Nolan pointed out were fair and are worth discussing.

It is indeed a challenge to adapt a venue such as the State Theater (which used to be a movie theater) to a film festival; in fact you can't. I'll highlight the problems/issues with the venue, and maybe readers can come up with creative solutions:

1. THE NOISE FACTOR: There are no doors separating the auditorium from the lobby, which makes lobby chatter drift into the theater and distracts the viewer from enjoying the movie. The easiest solution to that problem is the most obvious: put doors in the two entranceways!, but that is an issue for the owners of the State to wrestle with. If film festivals are going to continue there, they may indeed opt to splurge for doors.

The problem of keeping people quiet during the films is not easily solvable. Christian is absolutely right when he states that the festivals are a social event as well as an artistic experience, and that patrons should be given an area where they can mingle and talk freely. The only alternative would be to step outside to talk, which would make for a big, loitering crowd outside the venue. To add to Noeland's encounter, I too got hissed at by the whisper nazis, but it was my bad for talking as loud as I did during the films.

Again, I say the best solution is - install doors! If the State Theater plans on hosting more independent cinema events, they should go ahead & do it, esp. since there's already talk of a S&S IV...

My main complaint about the State Theater is the tobacco factor. I'm pretty intolerant to cig smoke, and would love to have the festival in a nicotine-free environment.

2. IN-BETWEEN FILMS: Nolan was right when he cited that the tech who was in charge of cueing up the films needed that buffer time to, uh, cue the films. This left Renegade with the job of keeping the audience entertained while this was going on. I kind of like their presence on stage; I call them "The Three Stooges" (Rick would be Curly with the attitude of Moe). Keep in mind that it is Renegade's festival, and they have the right to emcee the festivities and plug their films whenever possible. More power to them. The issue of sobriety is an important one, and hopefully Renegade will respect the patrons' perceptions of that issue.

In addition, it has always been Renegade's policy to let the filmmakers (and cast/crew too) speak before the film, time-permitting, which I think is a generous gesture.

"Wonderboy" was a big hit at the original festival, and I think Renegade was having a little fun with the whole franchise. It is actually one of the most well-received movies of the night.

3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Nolan, I'm not sure if you were implying that Renegade or the judges were voting for their own films; I assure you that wasn't the case (as far as I know). "Web of Darkness" was not in the running, nor were any of the other short films associated with Renegade/Enigma Films, including "My Skin", which is part of "The Nightmare Collection" that Rick Danford/Enigma Films has been developing. Renegade has always set their films aside from competition (such as "The Pledge" from SSII and Jennifer Whitaker's "Child of the Apocalypse" from SSI - they were not eligible for an award) as to make it as fair as possible for the other contestants.
(This is an EXTREMELY important point and one that needs emphasis on their website and literature: that their own films were and are exempt from the competition. I didn't see anything like that on the site being mentioned -- perhaps they assumed everyone knew that -- but I took it for granted the contest judges would be fair anyway. My comment about "their slice of humble pie over 'Web of Darkness' vs 'Filthy'" is perhaps unfair upon reflection that the Renegades did go to great length to refer to "Web" as a "rough cut" and not ready for critical viewing. I wouldn't know if "Wonderboy" could've been considered a serious entry or not. However, I can understand newcomers contemplating entering the competition being uncomfortable that the organizers own films being exempt isn't made more explicit, exacerbated by overheard rumors of insider favoritism. Perhaps future press releases and website updates will reflect this more conspicuously.--Nolan)

4. WEB vs. FILTHY: I hope no one really thinks that "Filthy" was in any type of competition with Renegade's "Web of Darkness". "Filthy" premiered at the festival, and many of our cast/crew were in attendance, therefore we had a swell of support for the showing, as I'm sure "Web" did. Keep in mind "Web" was shot years ago, and did not benefit from the recent wave of enthusiasm that "Filthy" did, simply because "Filthy" is a more current film. It would have been great to see more actors from "Web" onstage introducing the film; the fact "Filthy" had a lot more may have made it seem like a bigger deal. I appreciate your nice remarks about "Filthy", Christian.

Let's hope the S&S festivals get bigger and better in the upcoming years, and we won't have to worry about smoking and the whisper nazis as the event plays on.

- Andy Lalino

Announcements
Birthday wishes go out to "little brother" Ronald Canova, who turns (gulp) 45, this Friday the 13th!! Many happy returns, I'll try and buy a typically cheap present in time.
What happened to Plastic People? Your guess is as good as mine. After a couple brief communications and promises to deliver, Matt Cerrato disappeared. Matt's and my relationship has been pock-marked by such shenanigans for 25 years. Each time he promises "this time'll be different." Sigh...whatever. I'm sorrier for the fans he's letting down. Never say "never" I always say, but we'll see...
Christian Dumais is shredding his keyboard currently with his work at Legion and the Renegade commentary above. Coincidentally at a time when our own Brandon Jones is looking back on the comics' scare of the '50s, Christian's new column on Slush Factory shows how little things have changed in 50 years!
My video of the Renegade interviews in nearing completion and hopefully will be ready to view via streaming video by week's end!
Forbidden Video is ready to rock. Hopefully, this, too, will enjoy it's long-delayed grand opening by week's end!


La Floridiana
This week's issue
La Floridiana by William Moriaty
DON'T GET FOOLED, FLEECED, AND FLIM-FLAMMED IN FLORIDA, PART 3 The final chapter in a series on how fraud affected the retirement of a friend and compromised the foundation of an empire...

Ashley Lauren's Hollywood
This week's issue
Hollywood by Ashley Lauren

ON HIATUS

Splash Page
This week's issue
The Death of Comics? Part Two. PLUS: The Slush Pile (Akiko Smoo), and One Shots -- comics, movie news and commentary.... .........................Click here for more

Matt's Rail
This week's issue
Matt's Rail by Matt Drinnenberg

No column this week.

Movie Reviewmovie review
This Week's Movie Review:

"2 Fast 2 Furious"  reviewed by Michael Smith

The Digital Divide
This week's issue
The Digital Divide by Terence Nuzum

Various Artists: Yes New York
Wilco: More Like The Moon

Creature's Corner
This week's issue
Creature's Corner by John Lewis
The trip to S. Florida for exotic lizards.....comics review......What's on TV .............Click here for more

Mike's RantMike's Rant
This week's issue
Mike's Rant by Michael A. Smith
IN THIS ISSUE......CHEERS.......HAS HE SEEN THE SCRIPT......HE GOT OUT OF THIS PLACE ..........MORE CULT MOVIES.........MOVIES AND THEATRES, PART II
UPDATE:
The passing of news legend David Brinkley. Next week: bio of Gregory Peck ...............................Click here for more


Letters to the EditorWe welcome your feedback.
Nole,
Thanks fer dem dere kind words about our little movie "Filthy" (Re: PCR # 167 ---Nolan) Just a few tidbits of info for you: John Biebrich plays Rocky, who's Dana Diamond's cameraman (he won Best Supporting Actor at 'Saints & Sinners III'), and "Filthy" is 32, not 37, minutes long (okay; I'm a stickler for details...). (Thanks, Andy, I've gone back and updated the appropriate stats. The final edition of PCR #167 had incomplete info, but it's corrected now.--Nolan)

On to the other juicy portions of PCR #167, which I thought was a very good issue: Once again, I enjoyed reading the "Top 10 Cult Films". I thought Matt Drinnenberg would have had more (older) classics on the list, because I know he's a big FM fan. Thought that the original "Planet of the Apes" was a good pick. I was surprised at the similarities in everyone's choices, but I guess that makes sense since a lot of you grew up together. William Moriarty had some good new additions in his list, such as "Fantastic Planet" (which I still have not seen), and "Liquid Sky", which I haven't seen in ages. Terence's picks were solid and well thought-out. Can't agree that "Zardoz" deserves a nod. Yeah, the publicity stills in my old 1970's sci-fi hardcover books made the movie dazzling in my mind, but it was ultimately a letdownish bore. I can think of scarier films than "Carnival of Souls", but it absolutely deserves to be on any Top 10 list. "The Wicker Man" is brilliant. Good choice, as are Steve Beasley's "Ilsa" (you're lucky you got to see it!) and the Russ Meyer films.

John Lewis (Creature's Corner) had some great Top 10 picks too. I'd like to see John write more about independent film and horror films than comics. I liked his comments about the S&SIII films. I didn't get a chance to see many of the films, but I wish I could have.

Nolan, being that there are many fans of the BILLY JACK films (present company included), can you do an interview with Tom Laughlin? (Oh sure, like I got that kind of clout? Then again, maybe retirement doesn't agree with him, so he'd be more amenable...we'll see. Mike Smith may know how to get a hold of him.---N)

Enjoyed Brandon's retrospective on horror comics. I was too young to remember the EC days, and even back in the 1970's (when I collected comics), they were too expensive. Back then you could (if you could afford it), buy hardcover tomes of the EC reprints, but those were out of the price range of many kids at the time.

I mostly recall horror comics published by Marvel, which were in a lot of ways cheats, because they were reprints from previous comic titles (with new covers). Still, they were a lot of fun to read, and included titles such as "Weird Wonder Tales", and "Chamber of Darkness". Marvel also supplemented these anthologies with the more popular titles such as "Werewolf By Night", "The Man-Thing", "The Tomb of Dracula", and "The Monster of Frankenstein".

More interesting than the actual four-color horror comics of the '70s were doing were the great magazines of the period, such as "Creepy" and "Eerie". If you wanted your horror with more gore and less use of gray matter, you could pick up those fantastic horror titles from Eerie Publications (a poor man's Warren Pub.) like "Witchs' Tales", "Tales of Voodoo", and "Horror Tales". The Eerie magazines featured great, blood-soaked covers and fast-moving gore-filled stories with excellent artwork and cool creatures. My boyhood would not have been the same without them. Marvel has some good monster-themed and anthology titles in B&W magazine form, such as "Tales of the Zombie", "Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction", and "Dracula Lives".

If anyone out there has heard of a fanzine called "Gick!", publisher Scott Stine did an excellent retrospective on Eerie Publications in "Gick!" v1 #4. For horror fans, "Gick!" is one great info-packed magazine. Check out this website; it's about "Gick!" magazine: http://trashfiend.bizland.com/gickmain.chtml

I REALLY dug Mike Smith's reminiscing about the '70s movie theater scene in Tampa. Hailing from the other side of the bay, I realize how similar our upbringings must have been (even though I'm still 4 years younger than you, Nolan!) and it's nice to know that you guys shared those same unforgettable '70s memories. They were indeed the best and can never be outdone.

I remember the General Cinema days! Actually, for a brief time I worked at the Gateway Mall Cinemas before they closed them down, which was a GC theater. I also worked at the old Crossroads Theaters (AMC) in St. Pete. back when they were only two theaters. My highlights from Crossroads: "The Right Stuff" and "The Keep" (both 1983) in amazing 6-track stereo, "Night of the Living Dead" (the original) at the midnight movie, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (at midnight), and "Return of the Living Dead", which the Crossroads staff got to see before it debuted. Did you know Crossroads used to play actual Rated X porn films at midnight? I used to work the concession stand, and let me tell you some real creatures came in to see those stickyflicks.

Before they tore the old Crossroads down I got to raid this filing cabinet full of the old press kits, and took home kits for Star Wars, Cat People, JC's The Thing, Gates of Hell, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Local Hero(!), and lots of other exploitation classics.

Mike was right; if you worked at one theater, you could go see a movie for free at another theater if the mgr. made a phone call. I can't wait until the next installment of Mike's '70s theater experiences!

What, no Snake Plissken or Mad Max in the "Movies Greatest Heroes" list? What about Luke Skywalker?

And, lastly, Deloris Telescope...a blast from the past. At the time, they were a popular local group.

- Andy Lalino

Thanks, Andy, for some great additions to our retrospectives! Good stuff. ---Nolan


Nolan,
I enjoyed reading Ed Tucker's Dr. Paul Bearer And Me & The Lost Interview on your website (Both have permanent homes on the CF homepage --N). I knew Dr. Paul Bearer (Dick Bennick) personally.

My hometown is Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and that is where I originally knew him back in the 1960s. I wrote an article that appeared in issue #30 (September, 1964) of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. It was on page 66 and titled, "Powers of Dracula".

He was a DJ at WTOB radio and would have his weekly Hi-Fi Club Dances on Friday and Saturday nights. I played bass guitar in a band, Tommy Hailey & The Monotones. We would play for his dances. I have an audio segment of his WTOB radio ad of him talking about these dances. (Ed Tucker would probably like to have a copy) (So would I! --N). He would also do remotes at a WTOB radio booth set up at the fair. Tommy Hailey & The Monotones would also perform live each month for the Saturday Morning Kiddie Show at The Carolina Theater. Sometimes he would be the MC and introduce us before the show.

Dick Bennick also was invloved with a supper club. I have some newspaper ads.

When I moved to Charlotte I met him accidently one day. He was there buying magician supplies.

I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1975. I visited him at WTOG -TV while he was taping the Dr. Paul Bearer routines for future Creature Feature episodes.

I miss him a lot.
Jimmie R. Vestal
Tommy Hailey & The Monotones

Hello, my friend and welcome aboard! I was delighted to receive your email. I think I have that Famous Monsters # 30 with your article in it.... somewhere!! (I've got to get around to organizing that damn closet!)

So you knew Dick Bennick back in the '60s? That's incredible! ED or I may have to interview you one day. I'll bet you have even more amazing memories.

I confess I'm not sure I've ever heard of Tommy Hailey & The Monotones -- maybe I did and I forgot, I'm guilty of a foggy memory these days. I would love to hear some of your music (or get reaquainted with it!).

Do you still play music and do you still live in St. Petersburg? I would be interested in further communication.

Please do keep in touch. I am publishing your letter in this week's Review -- that should elicit more responses from other fans.

Sincerely yours,
Nolan B. Canova

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Hello Club Babyboomer,
(Sarcastically) Thanks once again to Mike Smith and Andy Lalino for making this site completely geared towards baby boomers. (Even More Sarcastically) There's nothing better than seeing the site push forward. (Über Sarcasm) I have to hand it to you guys, you really know what the PCR is all about.

(Ultimate Sarcasm) Thanks guys, I owe you.

To Hell With You All,
Terence Nuzum

P.S. (Heretical Sarcasm) Hey guys guess what -- The Munsters is on TVLand!



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