Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This is for my friend in Denmark. Kristina, enjoy "Head To Toe" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Glad to help out jb at "The Hits Just Keep On Comin'." Enjoy When I'm Dead And Gone by McGuinness Flint.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Calvert DeForest , also known by his character Larry "Bud" Melman, passed away this past Monday.

DeForest is credited for 4 films from 1972 to 1982. After his first appearance with David Letterman, he appeared in 15 other films or television shows.

While he was working as a file clerk at a drug rehabilitation facility, DeForest was "discovered" by people associated with David Letterman's show when he appeared in a New York University student's film. Later, he worked as a drug rehabilitation counselor. His job was mentioned on air and it made it more difficult for him to work effectively as a counselor, forcing his retirement.

DeForest continued to make appearances with David Letterman. One of his "advertisements" on "Late Night" was "Toast On A Stick."

DeForest later appeared under his own name, but as essentially the same character, when Letterman moved from NBC to CBS in 1993 to do "The Late Show with David Letterman." This change was made because the character of Larry "Bud" Melman was considered the intellectual property of NBC, even though David Letterman gave him the name.

DeForest continued to appear on Letterman's show until 2002. He also had a recurring role during the first season of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, before he retired from acting.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A quick, but sad update to Boston lead singer Brad Delp's death. His family has said that Delp's death was a suicide. At least now he has eternal peace.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Boston's lead singer Brad Delp was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. There was no indication of foul play. Delp apparently was alone at the time. The cause of death remained under investigation. An incident report would not be available until Monday.

Delp joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording music. Delp sang on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002. The band's last appearance was in November 2006 at Boston's Symphony Hall.

Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau was not available for comment on his band mate's sudden passing.

On Friday night, Boston's website was taken down and replaced with the statement: "We just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."