Monthly Archives: September 2011
“Walking in the Rain” by Grace Jones.
We touched on this one in the last entry of “Lost Hits of the New Wave.” This song was originally recorded by Flash and the Pan on their debut album. The legendary Grace Jones covered it with unique Grace style as the fourth single from her classic LP “Nightclubbing,” one of several covers on that album.
I love Grace, she’s one of my favorite artists. She’s still out there, and most recently toured in 2009, with her newest album, “Hurricane.”
Every autumn, booklovers celebrate reading when they converge in the historic town of Collingswood, NJ. This award-winning, all-volunteer book festival is a big literary event with a small-town, friendly ambiance. A week of activities will culminate on Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10 AM to 4 PM.
Festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of the main street filled with nationally recognized authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages.
All events are free. Stay tuned to this website for more details.
The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Allison (Con Voodoo) Eckel and Glenn (Pro Voodoo) Walker (giver of leis Ed Evans jumps in once or twice) discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!
The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Gifts from Hawaii, The New DC 52 including Geoff Johns’ fantastic Aquaman #1, also Peter Milligan’s Justice League Dark #1, Francis Manapul’s Flash #1, Savage Hawkman #1, Blackhawks #1, Gail Simone’s Fury of Firestorm #1 and Superman #1.
The discussion continues in segment two including: The Avengers and orange comic book covers, Mighty Thor #6, FF #9, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2, Spider-Island and the rest of the Marvels, Brilliant #1 and Castle: Deadly Storm both by Brian Michael Bendis, I Vampire #1, Batman The Dark Knight #1, New Guardians #1, Teen Titans #1, Superman HeroClix, Star Trek Fleet Captains, a million trades, and much discussion of Ron Marz’ Voodoo #1.
And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!
“Hey, St. Peter” by Flash and the Pan.
This one-hit wonder tune hit hard in the summer of 1977, and was provided unprecedented airplay on both top 40 and rock radio stations in the Philadelphia area. I recall hearing it exhaustedly on WYSP, WPST, and WIFI, all radio stations now deceased. The band was spun out of The Easybeats and had some success in its native Australia and in the UK.
A self-titled album from Flash and the Pan hit in 1978. Although they never pulled a second hit from it, the record also included “Walking in the Rain,” which Grace Jones would later have her own hit with as a cover. “Hey, St. Peter” was their only US hit.