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I was a teen-age vegan

I’m pretty sure I’ve just dug up the first piece I ever wrote for the St. Petersburg Times, where I worked for 16 years. Wanna read it? Click here.

The editor of the piece decided to change my correct spelling of Buddhist to the arcane spelling. That still annoys me, 15 years later.

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Guns n’ Roses’ ‘Chinese Democracy’

The long-awaited Guns n’ Roses Chinese Democracy album comes out TODAY.

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Yawn.

Sorry. I would have cared a lot more about this, say, 16 years ago when the band started recording the album. Also: it’s getting crap reviews..

Wait, the last time we saw Axl, wasn’t he telling Kurt Cobain to get his “woman” (Courtney Love) in line at the MTV Video Music Awards?

Ah, Axl. It will be fun interesting to have you around again.

Courtney Love’s 60 blog posts: “mini depression”

From E! news:

Courtney Love fans were concerned last weekend when the singer-actress-Cobain widow in a seemingly manic state, wrote 60 posts on her Myspace blog in just two days.

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Love, who has battled with drug problems and depression over the years, refuted the notion that she was suicidal by – what else? – blogging again yesterday:

“”no i am not suicidal, occasionally very occasioanly like all of us i get depressed, and that was over a year ago and i had a mini little depression attack well big one… i dont know quite why it happened but i find that mediciation is not the answer to this”

Love went on to say she is going to put a stop to her incessant blogging because it has a negative effect on her daughter, 16-year-old Frances Bean Cobain.

This really puts a new perspective on embarrassing mothers. I used to get upset at my mom for teasing me in front of my friends. I am now thanking my lucky stars that she never got high and blogged.

Blogging: should moms be allowed?

That Nirvana baby? He’s 17 now

Spencer Elden is the name of the little baby boy who “posed” nude on the cover of Nirvana’s groundbreaking hit album Nevermind.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ol’ Spence is 17 years old now. Here he reenacts his classic pose:

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OMG, how old does that make US?!

Time for a list! 29 songs about actors and actresses

We haven’t done in a list in a while and life seems empty.

How about “29 Songs About Famous Actors and Actresses”? I’ll start:

Elton John, Candle In the Wind (Marilyn Monroe)
10cc, Somewhere In Hollywood (Marilyn Monroe)
Elton John, Roy Rogers
Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood
Nirvana, Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
Madness, Michael Caine
Serge Gainsbourg, Intitals B.B. (Brigitte Bardot)
Russell Crowe‘s band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, Other Ways of Speaking (Jodie Foster)
James, Fred Astaire
Bertie Higgins, Key Largo (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman)
Roxy Music, 2H.B. (Humphrey Bogart)
Lou Reed, City Lights, (Charlie Chaplin)
Lenny Kravitz, It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over, etc (Lisa Bonet)
Bree Sharp, David Duchovny
Woody Guthrie, Ingrid Bergman
The Eagles, James Dean
Sonic Youth, Madonna, Sean and Me (Madonna and Sean Penn)
R.E.M., Man on the Moon (Andy Kauffman)
Toto, Rosanna (Rosanna Arquette)
Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Bananarama, Robert DeNiro’s Waiting
The Clash, The Right Profile (Montgomery Clift)
Nine Inch Nails, Starfuckers, Inc (Rose McGowan)
Matthew Sweet, Winona (Winona Ryder)
R.E.M., River (River Phoenix)
Natalie Merchant, River (River Phoenix)
Peter Murphy, Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem
Kim Carnes, Bette Davis Eyes
Alanis Morissette, You Oughtta Know (Dave Coulier)

Now it’s your turn. Add more! Why stay at 29?

Frances Bean blogs!

Thus proving she, at 16, is as bright as both of her parents and waaaaay more stable. Go here.

Photo courtesy of FBC's blog.

Photo lifted off FBC's blog.

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