Life and Death of a Porn Star and Her Alter Ego: when Colleen Applegate met Shauna Grant

40 years of faulty wiring

A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty, Colleen Applegate was like a Hollywood stereotype, a small-town girl of 18 who left home seeking something better, except Colleen Applegate was no stereotype. Colleen Applegate was hauntingly, unforgettably real. Her story is re-told by television syndicates and in dreadful made-for-tv movies. watch The death of shauna grant: entertainment tonight

Perhaps it is her many parallels to Marilyn Monroe/Norma Jeane that fascinates people. Hailing from a dysfunctional family and experiencing little happiness in Minnesota, she attempted suicide at least once before running away. It was small wonder Colleen left Minnesota to find herself: even the obscure name of her town Farmington sounds restrictive, and post-high school Colleen couldn’t find her niche. Her mother, Karen Applegate was  cold and controlling, her father Phil Applegate, removed from the family dynamic.

Is this bleak portrait of family life typical of a porn actress?  Often drugs and pornography are blamed when a porn star kills herself…

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Photos of The Shrine In Front of David Bowie’s Apartment Building

Flowers, Photos, Artwork and Gifts from Fans and Mourners Stretch Eight Feet Deep in Front of David Bowie’s Former Home in Downtown NYC (All Photos By Gail)

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Flowers, Photos, Artwork and Gifts from Fans and Mourners Stretch Eight Feet Deep in Front of David Bowie’s Former Home in Downtown NYC (All Photos By Gail)

I’m sure I am not alone when I say that I haven’t really felt centered since I heard the news of David Bowie’s death when I woke up at 6:00 AM on Monday morning. No matter how many bittersweet memories of seeing Bowie in concert back-in-the-day, or engaging personal accounts of ways in which David Bowie profoundly impacted countless lives that I read in my FaceBook news feed — and, trust me, the verbal tributes haven’t stopped coming — this news just doesn’t seem like it could be real. It’s almost like I need to ‘see the body,’ so to speak, for it to really sink in. Because I thought David Bowie was going to live forever. Didn’t we all?

I like to…

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David Bowie, 1947-2016

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The legendary musician died on Sunday of cancer. At the Awl, Alex Balk writes: “If you are under the age of 40 you live in a world he helped make, whether you’re aware of it or not. His importance transcends his work in a way that only a few other artists of his generation can claim.” Here are six stories about the rock star who left a mark on music, fashion, and art.

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Michael A. Gonzales | Longreads | January 2018 | 13 minutes (3,186 words)

Something happened on the day he died

Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside

Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried

(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

— David Bowie, Blackstar

Last October, when it was announced that the SoHo bookstore McNally Jackson would moving in June, 2019 from its Prince Street location after 14 years (a decision that now seems to have been reversed), two people immediately came to mind: genius artist David Bowie, who in his lifetime was a frequent customer, and my late buddy Brook Stephenson, who worked at the shop for 11 years before his sudden passing on August 8, 2015. A few months before he died, over that year’s Memorial Day Weekend, I crashed at his Crown Heights crib while visiting from Philly. The neighborhood had changed a lot in the…

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BOWIE OBJECT – Exclusive Preview!

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Mindful of the controversy that surrounded the leaking of TOY online, I thought long and hard about whether or not to post this preview of BOWIE: OBJECT.

If it exerts pressure on David and/or his publisher to get the book out, then I think it can only be a good thing and I feel justified in doing so. Does David really believe that the leaking of TOY was a bad thing? In the absence of any new music, this brief extract is a fascinating and highly revealing insight into David’s life & work which will make his fans happy.

Two points to bear in mind:

1) This sample material was submitted to the publisher in advance of the contract being signed, and nobody other than David and his editor can be certain whether these texts or images will be included in the final version of the completed book (but this…

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‘The Art of Music’ at NOCCA

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Music is an integral part of the New Orleans experience. In older parts of the city, jazz is the right soundtrack to accompany the sight of ironwork and the soulful aroma of gumbo. In newer parts of the city, bounce is the right sound for getting down with life-affirming booties and grilled hot sausage. In more suburban areas, R&B is the right sound for an afternoon by the lake with a take-out shrimp po-boy, dressed.

The confluence of music and other arts was highlighted Thursday during “The Art of Music,” a special program presented by the Faubourg Quartet at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

The Faubourg Quartet with Michel Varisco's "Currents" at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. The Faubourg Quartet with Michel Varisco’s “Currents” at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

The idea of looking at multiple arts as one is far from new. In the 1800s, the concept of “correspondences” emerged, referring to the…

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Natchez, Mississippi – Day 5

On The Road With Jim And Mary

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi.

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…,_Mississippi

Yesterday was an exceptional one…so lots of photos today. I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles over the Mississippi River to Ferriday, Louisiana…a…

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SEX PISTOLS JUBILEE BOAT TRIP COMPLETE: 1977…good day when i found this gem!

and also , fuck youin advance, Dangerous Minds , especially, nonspecializing sleazy new age pot-smoking hippie asshole, marc campbell, and sleazier enabling boss, sprocket”–whose only saving grace is that it is the greediest spammiest most subtly overadvertised, widgetized and inaccesabilized, faux-hipster site on the net, which means, i rarely have to see (except just now–which means i have to go back and see if they stole/plagiarized/unattributed one of my 15 cocksucker blues posts–on the Internet…really, i could give a fuck, but what kind of lowlife would stalk one guy’s posts to the 24-hour humiliation soundtrack i’ve been playing from my bullhorns in order to turn the ugliest man in history and his now culpable unethical, uninterested blogowner into the most plagiarizing entity since that chick from Harvard…[[posterous-content:pid___0]][[posterous-content:pid___1]][[posterous-content:pid___2]][[posterous-content:pid___3]][[posterous-content:pid___4]][[posterous-content:pid___5]]

fuck you in advance


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Cosmic Gal’s Space Fever

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Originally posted on The Reprobate:
Cosmic Gal were a short-lived – possibly non-exisstent – disco band put together by producer Bernt Möhrle in 1979 for a one-shot album that featured a mix of original disco tunes, unlikely covers, English-language versions of Japanese hits and a revamped, retitled instrumental cover of Chilly’s Dance with Me. In…

72 Hours in André Balazs’ Chateau Marmont with Kenneth Anger

Via System Magazine and director Floria Sigismondi, here’s a new short film that features the mighty Kenneth Anger, wandering around the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood,dressed to kill in Gucci’s Cruise 2019 collection (inspired by the Marmont and featuring the emblem of the God Pan) while reminiscing about his film career, the occult, Hollywood Babylon and the golden age of Hollywood celebrity and scandal. Anger is looking pretty dapper for 91, and seems as sharp as ever. The film itself has style to die for, and makes you a touch sad that it is just five minutes long.

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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)

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In this film from 1989 a camera crew follows Helmut Newton from Los Angeles to Paris, to Monte-Carlo, to Berlin, where as a youth he escaped from the Nazis in 1936. The film captures his working methods and the spirit and attitude of the Eighties fashion and celebrity world as it documents Newton on set, shooting, interviewing models, and discussing his work. Love him and his work or hate him his influence on late twentieth century fashion and portrait photography cannot be denied.

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Drive In December, 1972 – Ozoner Movie Madness in the Detroit area and other notable snow shows

Drive In December, 1972 – Ozoner Movie Madness in the Detroit area and other notable snow shows

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12-25-72, Detroit – Al Admason’s Biker classics were money winners through the Early 70’s, especially the controversial Satan’s Sadists which had it’s infamous ad run in the Detroit area while Charles Manson made the news. By 1972, it was joined in with the Director’s two other Chopper epics, Angel’s Wild Women and Hell’s Bloody Devils – the later salvaging a movie called The Fakers, also known as Operation M (for Money), and throwing in Nazi Bikers to give it that no-so-easy-riding appeal. Violent Action + Detroit + Sleazy stories usually equaled some good times for the customer and good money at the Drive Ins.  The fourth film was Brad (Blood Freak) Gritner’s Devil Rider also rode in, featuring some very familiar-sounding music in the trailer and a low-low-budget style that fitted perfectly.

This show had one screen in each area – The North caught it at the Troy, the 8…

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Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary

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This is the softer side of Jimi. I had the American version of Are You Experienced and came across this song and it has always stuck with me. It was written about his girlfriend Kathy Mary Etchingham.

The song peaked at #6 in the UK charts and was the B side to Purple Haze in America. Bob Dylan was one of Hendrix’s biggest influences and it shows…this song has some great imagery.

From Songfacts.

Jimi wrote this in 1967 for Are You Experienced?; it was inspired by his girlfriend at the time, Kathy Mary Etchingham. He’d gotten into an argument with her about her cooking. She got very angry and started throwing pots and pans and finally stormed out to stay at a friend’s home for a day or so. When she came back, Jimi had written “The Wind Cries Mary” for her.

Kathy Mary recalled, “We’d had a row…

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The Night of the Hunter, a film directed by Charles Laughton, 1955; Cinematography by Stanley Cortez; Fantasy/Southern Gothic/Film Noir

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It would be a mistake to view Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter through the lens of realism when it was created within the prism of a parable and filtered through the eyes and bad dreams of a child. Even so, its themes of sexual repression and “female hysteria”, misogyny, serial murder and gullibility are unmistakably adult. Accordingly it was ridiculed during its day just as it is now routinely lauded. But make no mistake, now as then, it isn’t a film for everybody–just those who are willing to watch and listen, humbly and discerningly.

Ben Harper (a disconcertingly young and un-gray Peter Graves) is a desperate family man, out of luck and short on money in the Great Depression south, who does the unthinkable–he commits double murder during a bank robbery and then runs home with the loot and the cops hot on his trail. There he hides…

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Nirvana sucks according to this ridiculously rare Kurt Cobain guitar case.

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*Note the deep indentations inside the case from clearly a left handed guitar in a right handed case. Very Kurt. 


img_5554-1This incredibly unique, highly decorated case originally housed Kurt’s Washburn Force 2 guitar.

This guitar was used for a very brief period of time in the late 1989. It was built in Japan and featured black finish with a matching headstock color, rosewood fretboard, and a humbucker in the bridge position.

Kurt smashed it on December 3rd, 1989 at Astoria Theatre.

This case can be ALSO be seen in a 1991 Charles Peterson photograph sitting on the side of the stage at their March 8, 1991 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver performance and on the cover of the “With the Lights Out” box set.

Written boldly on the case is “Melvins Say Nirvana Sucks.” It was thought to have been written by Buzz of the Melvins, but he didn’t remember doing it.

Looks like…

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Balthus – Guitar Lesson

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The Guitar Lesson is Balthus’s most notorious yet least discussed work. No music is being played in the scene depicted, as the tutorial has turned instead into a sexual initiation rite. Most of Balthus’s writer and poet friends have passed over the work in silence. The composition is based on a Pieta, probably the Louvre’s mid-15th-century Pieta of Villeneuve-les-Avignons, to judge from the near identical height and comparable sizes of the figures. Balthus depicts a female music teacher holding a young girl across her thighs in lieu of the toylike musical instrument abandoned on the floor. The child makes no attempt to struggle. Her body arches in anticipation of pleasure or, perhaps, pain, her posture evoking the rigor mortis of its celebrated prototype on the lap of the Virgin Mary. Her female teachers hands are positioned on the girl as for playing the guitar: one near her exposed crotch, another…

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