There's two holidays in February, Valentine's Day and Groundhog Day. I'm not a big fan of either one of them, but I especially hate Valentine's Day, so I'm going to put up links this Sunday to Groundhog Day. More specifically, the links are to "Groundhog Day," the movie, which I think is one of the greatest movies of all time. Oh and there's a link to the musical as well, which has gotten rave reviews and I'm hoping to see it on my next trip to New York. And of course there's the MBIP Coming Attractions about what's happening here next week!
24 facts you never knew about Bill Murray’s greatest movie Groundhog Day - I had never heard that Tori Amos was almost Bill Murray’s co-star in this movie!
The Story Behind Bill Murray And Harold Ramis’ 21 Year Rift - This is a great article (despite the typos) detailing the comedic partnership of Bill Murray and Harold Ramis and how the movie destroyed their friendship until Ramis was on his death bed. At the very end is a clip of Bill Murray giving him a quick tribute at the Oscars.
Groundhog Day movie cast then and now: What happened to the 1993 film’s stars? - I think Andie MacDowell aged the best, she’s still a fabulous babe!
27 Things We Learned from Harold Ramis’ ‘Groundhog Day’ Commentary - My favorite thing in this article is that the Brazilian title of the movie is: “The Black Hole Of Love,” since they don’t celebrate Groundhog Day in that country. Insert your own gay porn movie joke here.
The 7 best moments from 'Groundhog Day' - The Ned Ryerson scenes are my personal favorites. Needlenose Ned!
Billboard on Broadway Podcast: 'Groundhog Day' Cast on Re-Inventing an Iconic Film as a Hit Musical - They’ve made “Groundhog Day” into a musical on Broadway and next summer when I go to New York I’m going to go see it. Stay tuned for that!
Tomorrow we feature a rare Friday night out on the town. My friend Cassie had her 40th birthday party at Mariachi and I was invited to the party and I’ve got pictures of the entire evening that will be featured tomorrow. Tuesday we continue the seven month steak tour with not one, but two specialty steak sandwiches. Tune in to find out where I got the sandwiches from! Wednesday I’m doing a Dan Fogelberg Driving Tour around Peoria spotlighting Dan Fogelberg landmarks around town. Thursday will be yet another random Peorian for the weekly People Of Peoria series and Friday will be a Thirstyfourth Friday at this year’s Addy Awards and a drink at Tannins & Hops afterwards. Saturday will feature the weekly Tasteless and Somewhat Crude Saturday Cartoon that Mileyc was disappointed with yesterday. Will she be disappointed next week? Well, tune in and find out! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
I’ve been doing a weekly MBIP feature on the radio show The Church Of Rock which is broadcast live, worldwide out of Oregon on Sunday nights. Every week I pick a song and give a little talk about it before the song is played on the show. The hosts of the show are Rev. Derek Moody (some of you know him as Bloody Mess) and Sister Tracy. The show starts at 9PM CST and my segment will air at 9:30PM sharp! The song I chose this week is a New York Dolls tune and I’m going to tell a story of when I met David Johansen in New York City. Be there or be L7! You can listen live by streaming from the KSKQ website right here!