I really thought if anyone could wrestle pancreatic cancer into the ground, rip out its throat, and kick it in the ear, it was him. You usually get weeks or months to live after a diagnosis, but he fought for a year and a half.
I loved so many things that he was in. Still haven't seen To Wong Foo or Donnie Darko, but still intend to. However, I watched every one of the like, 144 hours of North and South (up until they copped out and gave Orry Main the cheapest, sorriest death scene ever), saw The Outsiders in the theater 14 times (yes, 14), and saw Dirty Dancing - which I was dragged into unwillingly the first time - oh, I don't even know.
And Roadhouse, and Ghost ... and so many other things.
R.I.P. Patrick Swayze.
From Dirty Dancing:
Patrick Swayze - She's Like the Wind
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
Bruce Chanel -Hey Baby
Otis Redding - Love Man
Solomon Burke - Cry to Me
Michael Lloyd - Johnny's Mambo
MST3K - A Patrick Swayze Christmas
I'd put up Unchained Melody, but I don't have it, and I'd put up Van Morrison's (in the group "Them") Gloria for the Outsiders, but his people would just make me pull it in an hour. I used to have Stevie Wonder singing "Stay Gold," but I don't seem to anymore.
Feel free to add links to your favorites in the comments.
Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.
Ain't Superstitious But
AM, Then FM
Another Nickel In The Machine
Any Major Dude With Half a Heart
Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas
Blowin’ Your Cover
Crying All the Way to the Chip Shop
Curiously Tasty Music
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project (Downloadable/streamable mp3s from the early days of recorded music)
Dartman’s World of Wonder
Echoes in the Wind
The Ghost of Electricity
Lost In The '80s
Oreo Cookie Blues
Out of 5
Star Maker Machine
TV Theme Music & Songs
The Vinyl District
The Vinyl Villain
What’s That Called? (music from tv commercials)
And four great resources for finding more music blogs:
Retro Music Snob
Rock God Cred
From a Motel 6
Flickr: Jacob K
Flickr: Joey Harrison
I Found Your Camera
Jeff Lamb Photo
Modern Ruins Photographic Essays by Shaun O’Boyle
My Bad Pictures
What About the Plastic Animals?
97 Things To Do Before I Turn 97
If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
Jon's Random Acts of Geekery
Married to the Sea
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Posie Gets Cosy
print & pattern
A Sweet Unrest
Horror/True Crime/Grim & Morbid
Castle of Spirits
Find a Death
Green Lawn Abbey
The Horrors of It All
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies
The Terror Trap
Weird Hollow, a haunted subdivision of Neato Coolville