April 11, 2004
Maybe I Need a New Category, 'Obsessions'
Current obsession: "Ralph Carter's Ass"
[ audio & lyrics, not to mention DVDs ]
Couldn't find the Planet Soma rant, but have been on a tear downloading images, songs (yeah, it gets annoying after a few times) and trying to find the whereabouts of my fav Good Times character. My best friend from Dewey claims he rented a room in her Mom's Bed-Stuy brownstone some years ago.
Current Read: The Lover
Next DVD: The Lover (one hot movie!!)
Current Music: American Song by Andy Bey an American Master.
Posted by ronn at April 11, 2004 12:24 AM
I just picked up Andy Bey's CD myself. I'd been hearing cuts on the radio for some time and now get to enjoy the whole thing.
Bernie: did you buy the Border's version? There's a bonus cut, "Look" that Bey co-wrote.
Be sure to checkout Blues, Ballads, & Bey and Tuesday in Chinatown. Both are wonderful recordings.
James: Don't know why I haven't bought those two CDs. I've heard nothing but good things about both. Esp. the latter.
Since I still have a few free song downloads this month, I'll buy a few of Bey's this week.
Ooh, I *so* had the hots for Ralph Carter. Now I have to go scan the internet to find out all the information I can about him.
PatCH: My crush only grew once my best friend in HS told me that Ralph rented space in her mom's brownstone. I soooo wanted to meet him then. ;-)
Suli & I were talking about Good Times the other day - I wonder what ever happened to Ralph (and the whole cast) after Good Times??
RL: I recently found a pic online. Most of the cast gathered for Esther Rolle's funeral. Ralph and Ja'net DuBois (Willona) looked a bit out of it. And Ralph is a short mofo! LOL
Really, besides John Amos, most of them are living off their Good Times fame, if that. Sad.
I'd forgotten what a hottie Ralph was. It looks like he's done next to nothing since the mid seventies. is that true? The last bit of bio I could find was an appearance on American bandstand in 1975! lol
I think he's done some community and regional theatre work. Both as a performer and producer, writer, etc.