Call To Action: FredFlix needs your help!

We’ve talked about the wonderful YouTube channel called FredFlix on Subject:CINEMA a couple of times in the recent past, and also mentioned and posted some of his stuff over on our Planet BiblioMusica blog. Now, FredFlix needs some help to keep making his wonderful compilation videos and is asking for donations. We’ve done our part with $20 (wish it could have been more), and we hope you will too! Here’s his hilarious donation video – enjoy and please DONATE! We LOVE FredFlix and don’t want to lose him! You can shoot him a donation at https://www.paypal.me/fredflix!

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Rex Manning and Co heads for the Great White Way – “Empire Records” becoming Broadway musical

I don’t know whether to be jumping for joy or running for the hills scared to death – Deadline.com is reporting that the 1995 cult classic “Empire Records” is being groomed as a Broadway musical to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary in 2020…(T-T TWENTY F-F-FIVE YEARS?!? ::Gasp:: MY HEART!!) The film told the story of a harried day in the life of a group of close knit employees of a large mom and pop record store in Jersey, when washed up pop star Rex Manning was coming for a signing after revitalizing his career with a George Michael like career revival.

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A Visit to BookSmith MusicSmith, Orleans MA

Waaaay back in September 2016, during our annual vacation on Cape Cod, we took a trip out to Orleans to visit what’s touted on their Facebook page as the “largest independent book and music store on Cape Cod”. It was quite a ride on the bus – nearly 2.5 hours from Hyannis because of the constant stops – but we finally made it to BookSmith MusicSmith. Nestled away in the Orleans Marketplace (which looks a lot larger and less a strip mall when looking at their website), this homey little store was one of those delights you have to search

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PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 – July 4 2017

Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 –  July 4 2017 COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – frontrow@pnrnetworks.com Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-2443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA THIS WEEK: IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Subject:CINEMA’s brand new spinoff! Welcome to Front Row Five And Ten! This week – sorry we’ve been away for a while again – we’ve both been hella sick, but we’re back with TC’s choice – it’s our Top Ten Screaming 70s Zonkers – songs that when you hear them, you can’t help but think of the 1970s! Check out the

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Tears when reading…ok, but not in public? Oh what the hell..

Have you ever had that rare experience where a book made you cry?  I don’t mean just thinking to yourself “Wow, that was sad”, but actually tear up while reading?  Knowing that you won’t put the book down, even when it hurts to continue? I have.  Twice that I can recall. The first time it ever happened to me was reading a book that made up part of the “Dragonlance” series.  Being a little Geeky McNerdly Nerd going way back, a series full of drama, adventure and magic sucked me in faster than you can say “Wizards of the Coast”. 

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A leisurely day at Barnes And Noble

There’s something about having an entire afternoon to yourself.  A time when you don’t have to answer to anyone, go where you like, do what you choose, that makes this such an irresistible prospect. I spent 5 plus hours in a bookstore one day, and it was heavenly. To set the scene – this was back in the 90’s, when I had a car, and TC worked at Coconuts, a record chain popular at the time.  The store was based in Swampscott, and one Sunday he was scheduled to work from twelve to six.  So being a good SO I

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My childhood in Boston bookstores…ah the memories…

When I was a young girl, going shopping in Boston was a rare thing.  It meant going “into Town”, which to my mind seemed light years away from the suburb of Saugus where I grew up.  It involved planning which bus and then train to take, and had my mother going through the unenviable task of corralling two pre-teen girls (myself and my younger sister) and keeping us from wandering off while she shopped. By the time I was a teenager, though, Mom had gotten a job in Boston, and I was given permission to come in and visit her

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