Lili Añel

released April 6, 2006


Lili Añel: lead vocals, background vocals,
acoustic guitar
Matt Balitsaris: acoustic guitar, electric
guitar, synth programming, insignificant
percussion, and hand claps
Jeff Berman: drums, percussion, midi-vibes
Paul Adamy: bass
Joey Cardello: congas, pandero, cuica on Tonight:
congas on Dance The Life, djembe on Let Her Go
Mark Egan: bass on Love Is It
Robert Een: cello on I Still Have You
Brian Mitchell: accordion on Never Ever Say It
Barbara Añel: background vocals
Cornelius Bumpus: saxophone on Tonight and
Baby When?
Matthew Kofo Ayanfowora: djembe on Let Her Go,
talking drum on On The Run

All songs ©1993/2005 Lili Añel Twin Two Music B.M.I
except the Wrong Time ©1993 Barbara Añel
Twin Two Music B.M.I.

Love Is It ©1993 Lili Añel/Linda Zecchino
Twin Two Music B.M.I

Dance The Life ©1993 Lili Añel/Reuben Slater
Twin Two Music B.M.I

Bonus Tracks:
The Wrong Time, Over You, The Way Out recorded live in Philadelphia 2005 and 2006.

Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious

Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious

Mary Poppins meets Donald Trump, in this song with lyrics by Austin folksinger Steve Brooks. Thanks to Andy Corwin for producing the video, and Internet satirist Randy Rainbow for the title.

If you’re Mexican or Muslim,
You’ll pray for his defeat.
But he might be up your alley
If you’re into wearing sheets.
Ladies, you will find him
The most sensitive of males.
He’ll help you find employment
With his buddy, Roger Ailes.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
Every word escapes his lips is something quite atrocious.
Could it be Tourette’s or simply verbal halitosis?
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.

Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.

He never met a dictator
He didn’t seem to like.
They’re giving him ideas
For the rise of the Fourth Reich.
He’s tweeting Mussolini,
He’s singing Putin’s tune.
He’s jealous of the people skills
Of Comrade Kim Jong-Un.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
Psychiatrists are arguing about his diagnosis.
Paranoid Delusional or Borderline Psychosis?
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.

Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.

He’s got a snarky nickname
For each and every foe.
“Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary” –
I guess he oughta know.
But perhaps I should be kinder.
It seems a bit unfair
To judge a man until you’ve walked
A mile in his hair.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious
American democracy has got a dim prognosis.
It’s either on bad acid or a case of mass hypnosis.
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
His finger on the button hands the world back to the roaches…
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious!

America The Beautiful by RustyTinder

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown and Linus, too.

Snowing on Charlie Brown Christmas

Jacqueline Bertrand

Jacqueline Bertrand and Myriam Cyr, with author Olivier ToddJacqueline Bertrand and Myriam Cyr, with author Olivier Todd. February 9, 1998 at the Algonquin Hotel in NY City. In this rare clip from a C-SPAN broadcast, the two actresses both read a scene from their upcoming production of a play by Albert Camus.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Jacqueline during a production of the play Scream at Penguin Rep in 1983. A new work by prolific playwright Arthur Laurents, about a husband and wife in Queens who capture a Nazi war criminal and hold him captive in their beauty parlor. Yitzak was played by actor Norman Howard, and Nessa by Mme. Bertrand, while their Vietnam veteran son Was portrayed by Bruce McDonnell. Jacqueline was simply wonderful as the concentration camp survivor who creates her own version of revenge.

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Holly Woodlawn

Holly Woodlawn’s 69th Birthday

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Warhol star Holly Woodlawn (who also appeared in the television series Transparent and non-Warhol films such as Billy’s Hollywood Kiss and Twin Falls Idaho) celebrated her 69th anniversary on October 26, 2015 with friends. She is recovering from treatment for brain and lung cancer. Actor Brian Hamilton, a long-time friend of Holly’s, has posted footage of the event on You Tube.

The new Petersen Museum on Wilshire is finished.

It’s officially opening in December 2015. See the Petersen website for details.

Petersen Automotive Museum

Skip E. Lowe died September 27, 2014 at age 85


Skip E. Lowe tells the tale of how his poor pooch perished from pesticide poisoning, then Holly Woodlawn shares the story of the unfortunate demise of her neighbor’s two cats. Brian Hamilton is working the camera in this fun-filled limo ride with Margee McGlory, Holly & Skip in Los Angeles, 1997.

Margee McGlory died Oct 15, 2003 at age 77
Holly Woodlawn died Dec 6, 2015 at age 69

If you enjoy the clip below, watch the entire 74 minute video here.

Margee McGlory

Sophia Loren at her Villa in Amalfi, Italy, 1973.

Sophia Loren and possibly her brother

Sophia Loren and an unknown man at the famous Villa in Amalfi Italy, 1973.

I’ve just finished restoring this photo of Sophia Loren, and who I originally thought was her husband Carlo Ponti, taken at their Villa in Italy, in 1973. It’s one of several in a group of slides given to me by a film producer for whom I worked over 20 years ago. I’m sharing it for the first time, here. However, someone has informed me that this is not Carlo Ponti. I vaguely remember someone telling me that it is Sophia’s brother, who was a Catholic priest. If anyone has info about this man, please send me a note.
(My apologies for the slightly obtrusive but necessary watermark)

Tony Nominee, Playwright and Actor David Rogers Passes Away at 85

On opening night of his new play Secondly, in the First Place at Penguin REP, playwright David Rogers gave each of us cast members a personal message, written on his stationery, in an envelope with a penguin decal. After David’s recent passing, I remembered saving the note in a box of special mementos. The note is dated September 24, 1982, just two months after my 18th birthday. David was nominated for a Tony Award in 1981 for this Broadway musical Charlie and Algernon.

(click photo to enlarge)
Secondy, in the First Place

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