Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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some anniversaries

The end of May 2009 is an anniversary of many things.

Eight years ago this very day, Peter David and Kathleen O'Shea David (puppetmaker40) tied the knot in Atlanta, a wedding that was attended by myself, terri_osborne, Bob and Kate Greenberger, Glenn and Brandy Hauman, George Takei, Bill Mumy, and a whole mess of others including best man Harlan Ellison. It was one of the best weddings I've ever attended, and I'm so glad to see the two of them remain happy together eight years later. (Not to mention their having had a lovely little girl, Caroline The Magnificent....)

Thirty years ago this week, the movie Alien was released, which remains a seminal film in many respects (even though the whole "we can't use the escape pods" nonsense really kneecapped the entire movie).

Twenty years ago kicked off a killer summer movie season that included Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, and Lethal Weapon 2. It also included Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which was, until this year, the last Trek movie to be released in the summer (The Undiscovered Country through to Nemesis were all November or December releases).

But the one that means the most to me is that ten years ago this week, the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players -- myself, Steven Rosenhaus (rosenhaus), Rik Cleary, Tom Laubenthal, Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg, and the late David M. Honigsberg all got together at the Chocolate Studio in Connecticut to record the CD Blues Spoken Here. Ten years later, the CD still holds up. The DQYDJP was something pretty darn special, and I really do miss it. Sigh.
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