Welcome to Blog Carnelli! This is a fun, no-pressure, no time limit prompt. The idea is to use the six degrees of separation concept (that everyone is only six or fewer people away from Kevin Bacon) to connect books, movies, and songs.
In our last episode, about 75 years ago in September 2020, we ended the list with Tommy James’ “Draggin’ the Line.” Today we will begin with…
1. Borderline Personality Disorder and other poems by my friend Doug X (ebook available on Amazon). This collection is a short, witty, and insightful read. I’m a big fan of Doug’s poetry and comedy. 🤩
2. Next up is Romancing the Stone starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. This 1984 movie is one of my favorite romcoms! It’s so meta because Turner plays a romance novel writer who meets Douglas while on a wild adventure in Columbia in search of her sister. He’s very far from the “perfect man” she envisions as a soul mate…
3. We continue with Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone. Wow, what an intense novel! I could not put it down. Even though the plot seems far fetched, Stone creates characters that drive it perfectly. Throughout the story, I kept thinking things could not get weirder, but they did. And wonderfully so. 🙃
4. This leads into “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern ~ a powerful song that was used in The Poseidon Adventure film. I’ve always enjoyed its strong message of hope. Besides winning Best Original Song in 1972, it went on to be a No. 1 hit single in 1973. 🥳
5. Now we have Maureen Stapleton playing Estelle in The Money Pit, a hilarious 1986 movie. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long star as a married couple whose “bargain” dream house turns into a nightmare. Estelle sold it to them.
6. Naturally this segues to the Talking Heads 1983 song “Burning Down the House.” The lyrics sound ultra serious but make no sense at all, which is fun, if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing… 🤪
If you’re so inclined, why not pick an item from my list above and DO THE CARNELLI on your own blob? 😍
See ya like whenever…
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