April 14, 1986 |
Mainstream rock, almost by definition, is a limited, even soulless branch of pop music--a precept Loverboy fully accepts. The Canadian quintet's show Friday at the Forum was, predictably, a bland and boring bluster. From the moment Loverboy hit the stage with "The Kid Is Hot Tonite," the group seemed to be operating on autopilot. Paul Dean's metallic guitar solos looked flashy but seemed to be rendered by rote.
June 8, 2001
Orange County Speedway Speedway motorcycle standings 1. Chris Manchester, Reno: 223 2. Gary Hicks, Corona: 165 3. Josh Larsen, Monrovia: 163 4. Mike Faria, Reno: 150 5. Bobby Schwartz, Costa Mesa: 146 6. Randy DiFrancesco, Bakersfield: 135 7. Shawn McConnell, Brea: 119 7. Ryan Fisher, Norco: 119 9. Dukie Ermolenko, Cypress: 118 10. Eddie Castro, Ojai: 107 Schedule SaturdayJack Milne Cup, speedway; 16--Father's Day, speedway, p.w.
February 4, 2007
Regarding the Jan. 28 Ask the Inspector response in "Older Electrical Outlets Were a Jolt": I don't think that two-prong outlets are a defect that must be listed by a home inspector. In a 50-year-old home the outlets are ground-available, just much more inconveniently. If one purchases the (usually gray) adapter to plug a three-prong cord into a two-prong outlet, that little green tab is to be screwed into the same metal screw that holds the outlet cover on. This completes the grounding as long as the outlet body is screwed into the metal box, which is most likely grounded.
January 16, 2011 |
For fans of the 1980s movie "Footloose," few scenes matter more than Kevin Bacon's "angry dance" where the then-25-year-old mixes bombastic gymnastic tricks with high-flying stunts as he thrashes around an empty warehouse to the song "Never" by Moving Pictures. "For me, that's the coolest thing I ever saw," says Craig Brewer, best known for his gritty, musically infused movies "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan," who is directing the upcoming "Footloose" remake, set for release Oct. 14. "I know people can laugh at me and look at the tight jeans and big hair, but I wasn't seeing that the first time I saw it. I saw a guy all over the place.
November 16, 2010 |
"Glory Daze," which premieres Tuesday on TBS, is a nostalgia piece set in an Indiana university in the year 1986, although it is less about life as it was lived in 1986 than it is about the movies that might have helped form a person going to college then. Chief among them would be "Animal House," but early Bill Murray or anything branded "National Lampoon" or concerning teenage boys eager to lose their virginity would also count. That is nothing its creators ? Walt Becker, the director, indeed, of the 2002 college comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," and Mike LeSieur, who wrote "You, Me and Dupree" ?
November 21, 1987 |
Canyon High's football players walked off the Cowboys' field Friday night with their heads hanging. Their coach, Harry Welch, talked about how they had played against North Torrance: "As a team, it was one of our low points this season. We just didn't play well. We weren't crisp, we weren't enthusiastic." But they were victorious. Canyon jumped out to a 21-point lead, then held on to beat North Torrance, 21-13, in the first round of the Coastal Conference playoffs.