Friday, May 04, 2007

The Joans at FHD Tonight! And Other News

Don't know what to do tonight? Why not come out to Jackhammer (6406 N. Clark Street at Devon) for the Flesh Hungry Dog Show? Tonight's bands are The Handcuffs and The Venom Lords, with special guests The Joans! Comprised of myself (Joan Aaron), Taylor E. Ross (Joan Taylor), David Cerda (Joan David, pictured above), Jennifer Connelly (Joan Jennifer) and Ed Jones (Carol Ann), The Joans made their splashy (or was it just sweaty?) debut at the Hell In A Handbag Happening benefit last week. And already our phone is ringing off the hook! With catchy tunes like "Joan Crawford Goes to Hell" and "Mad at the Dirt," The Joans are guaranteed to show you a good time! Show starts at 9:00PM.


The entire town of Sibley, ND is for sale by one of its original founders, 93-year-old Toots Hagglund. Toots and her husband Eddie founded Sibley in 1954 after being inspired by a visit to some relatives in a town nearby. Click on the link above to see the context in which that quote was used. I don't feel I can do it justice.


A federal judge in New York has ruled that Marilyn Monroe's right of publicity ended at her death, meaning that the family of late photographer Sam Shaw can continue to license and sell images of Monroe that Shaw took. The suit, which was brought about by Monroe's estate (essentially Anna Strasberg and managed by CMG Marketing), was filed in Indiana, since that's CMG's home base, under Indiana's 1994 Right of Publicity Act, which would pass publicity rights to descendants and heirs. However, the judge ruled that Monroe definitely never lived in Indiana, and apparently, the management company doesn't count, so the law does not apply.

This is good news for all of us queens, because we just can't get enough Marilyn Monroe coasters and fridge magnets.


Oh, and Spider Man 3 opens today. Some folks are really excited about it, and it's plastered everywhere. Go see it.


Anonymous Ed said...

So tell me Aaron, what ever did happen to baby Jane? I saw that movie so many years ago, the stars of the silver screen never shown so bright. Todays movie stars could take lessons.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Stephen Rader said...

I wish I could see The Joans tonight, but I've got tickets to that damn Oprah Winfrey musical this evening.

"Mayer should know the price I pay."

"I ought to have property of MGM tattooed on my backside!!"

Break a leg tonight!

5:23 PM  
Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Ooooooooooh, any pis of that sexy Joan Aaron floating around out there?

Folks are excited about SPIDERMAN 3? Really? I am sooooo out of the loop...

11:08 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ed: she went to a sanitarium, undoubtedly...and yes, there was a special something in the stars of that day. They were always stars--always being gracious to fans, never being bitchy or stuck-up to the people that got 'em there.

Stephen: David said you had tickets to The Color Purple--good for you! And never fear, we'll be appearing again soon enough. We've been invited back to the FHD show in a couple of months, by which time we'll have a whole set. We also made friends with the headlining band, The Handcuffs, who are AWESOME, and said they'd like to play with us again. (This band is endorsed by Clem Burke of Blondie, and he wasn't shittin'. They were terrific!)

Dirk: Remember, we don't want to scare folks away...;-) But Gary Airedale was taking photos of us, so I'll send one once they're up.

2:30 AM  

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