My chess game has its peaks and valleys, and I got to wondering if there was a pattern. Types of opponents? Kinds of tournaments? Perhaps I lose a bunch of games when I experiment with different opening moves.
As you’ll see after the jump, the answer is much simpler.
Have you ever a movie wondered why a particular movie wasn’t a smash hit? “Streets of Fire” fits that bill, a fine piece of 1980’s Americana. The excellent cast was headed by by Willam Dafoe, Diane Lane, and Amy Magidan, and the sets and writing were better than average. The soundtrack was first-rate as proven by the video below.
This is a Dan Hartman hit (click on this link to see his hair-gel-filled video), but it’s the Sorels that make it jump: Stoney Jackson as lead, backed up by Grand Bush, Robert Townsend, and Mykelti Williamson, all before they hit it real big in Hollywood.
Dismal box office returns killed a potential movie trilogy. Ah well. What could have been.
Edit: OK, here’s a little Diane Lane lip-syncing to “Nowhere Fast” with Willam Dafoe as her stalker. Time to head out to iTunes. :)