Monday, October 20, 2008

Kim Punkrock On TCM

Me on Turner Classic Movies!

5 comments:

omar said...

Love the diversification of classic movie fans! In being one myself, I've found hard core hip-hoppers to muscle head jocks who all check in to TCM. And know I saw Kim Punkrock! What a sweet girl she seems to be. Her personality just put a big smile on my face! That's what great about this country!

LaBoheme said...

Great segment

Something I've been trying to figure out since I saw it though, and I'm sure you'd be the person to ask.

When talking about War movies, there were clips shown of an animated film. I thought it might be the short Peace on Earth, but it looks different than that.

Can you tell me what it's from?

Thanks a million!

lori said...

Hey, Kim, loved your segment on TCM! Like you, I've always taken refuge in classic movies (being somewhat of a "classic" myself- just turned 43 in August)! And like you, I'm a Leo- so there's no stopping our creative abilities! You're not alone, out there, as your art, ingenuity, & strength of heart touches everyone you meet. As a designer, fabricator (everything from masonry to metals), & builder of interior/exterior spaces, I found your (to quote Iggy Pop & the classic Kirk Douglas bio fav) Lust for Life inspiring! Hope to hear from you, & wish much success in all you endeavor to do!

Edgar Adams said...

Kim,

You do good work and I like your outlook. My paternal grandfather was a doughboy in WWI and I thought you would enjoy his brief but brutal story.

Carl Efram Adams was a hillbilly from Louisiana sent straight to France to turn back the Kaiser. He slept on steel and he slept on concrete until he got to the trenches.

Early on his first morning in France, his company advanced through knee high grass. The grass was wet with dew so water drenched his trousers. Something else soaked through his trousers.

Mustard gas was not a gas but a liquid. After it had been dispersed the previous day, it settled in the lower areas of the field and was absorbed in the water of the dew. It ate the skin off of his legs from just beneath his knees to just above his boots. As soon as he was able to leave the hospital he was sent home. He worked as a carpenter for the rest of his short life. How he handled the pain is beyond me. People back then were tougher than people today. I'm a whinny little bitch compared to my grandfather.

That was our part in the war to end all wars. My father was to young to serve in WWII but he was an electrician on USN Seawolf, the 2nd atomic submarine put in the water. Two years ago he died from handling cold war asbestos. He is buried next to his father in Kentwood, LA. Another dead serviceman from another useless war. I just missed Vietnam.

Thanks Kim. Remain cool.
Edgar Eugene Adams

Anonymous said...

I saw your segment on TCM and thought it was awesome. I'm just getting hooked into old movies in general, with TCM being a primary facilitator of course ;)
I'll be sure to check out the recommendations on your page, but I wanted to say thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself in addition to the movie suggestions!
Happy watching!!

-Keith