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. Posted by: Bernie on April 11, 2004 10:18 AM
Bernie: did you buy the Border's version? There's a bonus cut, "Look" that Bey co-wrote. Posted by: ronn on April 11, 2004 12:16 PM
Be sure to checkout Blues, Ballads, & Bey and Tuesday in Chinatown. Both are wonderful recordings. Posted by: James on April 11, 2004 10:56 PM
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. Posted by: ronn on April 12, 2004 01:27 PM
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. Posted by: PatCH on April 12, 2004 08:56 PM
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. ;-) Posted by: ronn on April 12, 2004 11:03 PM
Suli & I were talking about Good Times the other day - I wonder what ever happened to Ralph (and the whole cast) after Good Times?? Peace2U Posted by: RL on April 13, 2004 12:39 AM
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. Posted by: ronn on April 13, 2004 01:52 AM
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 Posted by: don on April 21, 2004 09:21 AM
I think he's done some community and regional theatre work. Both as a performer and producer, writer, etc. Posted by: ronn on April 21, 2004 08:40 PM