Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Her Skin Gleamed Blue

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It’s interesting to think back to when you first connected with a certain cultural artifact. It could be a musician, a band, a comic, a writer…………any person who creates. My love of Beethoven, for example, came from the unlikely source of watching A Clockwork Orange, which isn’t exactly considered a fundamental introduction to classical music. I got into Prokofiev by watching Woody Allen’s Love and Death. And so forth. We all have our different tales.

In the late 1980s, I regularly attended the Sick & Twisted Animation Festival, and the item below was one of the entries. That’s all it took to get me into Was Not Was. Enjoy!

The Surviving Wilburys

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It occurs to me that a full 60% of the Traveling Wilburys are no longer with us. The two chaps on the left side of this picture are the survivors, and with Bob at 80 years old, Jeff may soon be the only one left. I guess Norm has me thinking about death more than usual. It’s sort of like the stock market. Before long, people will only be left with 40% of what they started with.