Six Degrees 5 [blogcarnelli]

Kevin Bacon

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…

Romancing the Stone

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.

Money Pit

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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11 responses to “Six Degrees 5 [blogcarnelli]

  1. Love it! ❤ ❤ great choices!

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  3. I just now realized this is like some of my “Thought Journies” thing to thing to thing… I’m such a dunce🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
    Tom Hanks was SOOOO young in The Money Pit. And I love Romancing The Stone too!

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  4. Romancing The Stone had that great theme song by Phil Collins that was still on the radio when my friend and I went to Mexico, and I wandered around Cancun (much more beach and less hotel than there is now, I gather) at dusk feeling lonely and romantic without a clue what to do about it.

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  5. CONTRIBUTION OF A LINK IN THE CHAIN: Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”. That iconic scene from Miami Vice where Crockett, a hard drinking sort in a high-adrenaline life of lies and illusions trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not, stops in the middle of it all and calls his soon-to-be ex-wife, trying to grab a thread of anything that wasn’t a mirage: “It was real, wasn’t it?”

    Nearly burst into tears when I first saw it, and to this day, for all that Miami Vice was just a cartoon diversion, that scene still makes the hair stand up all over me.

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