“Jackie Christian & Flight’s “The Last Time I Go To Baltimore” (1974) featuring HIGH VOLTAGE and ’74 JAILBREAK AC/DC drummer Tony Currenti. This was the record Currenti worked on before AC/DC’s debut album. Currenti stayed back with Harry Vanda and George Young to record HIGH VOLTAGE after finishing Jackie Christian & Flight’s recordings. Written and produced by AC/DC and Easybeats legends Vanda & Young. The video features Tony Currenti, Jackie Christian & Flight guitarists Michael Meehan and Phil Doherty, and Vanda & Young.”
County cop charged in testicle-biting incident no longer with department
By Christina Jedra (The Baltimore Sun, 10/16/2015)
Baltimore City man is no longer an Anne Arundel County police officer after he was charged for public intoxication and biting a man in the testicles during a fight outside a bar in May, officials said.
Michael Flaig, a Northern District officer and 10-year veteran of the department, became involved in an argument with a man outside Looney’s Pub in Canton after the man told Flaig to stop groping the man’s female roommate, police wrote in charging documents. The interaction escalated to a physical confrontation, with the man straddling Flaig’s upper body, when Flaig bit the man “in the testicle area,” according to police.
Bravo to my colleague Patrick Joust, a librarian at the Enoch Pratt Central Library whose after-hours photography “hobby” has garnered him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including City Paper’s 2015 Best of Baltimore award for “Best Tumblr” site. (Be sure to check out his Flickr photostream, as well!) Patrick’s instinctive “eye” has an uncanny ability to capture the unseen beauty and diversity of his adopted city through his lens of his “old school” camera. Click on the link below to watch the Baltimore Sun’s video profile of him. – Tom Warner, Baltimore Or Less
When Patrick Joust isn’t working as a librarian for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, he can often be found on the streets of Baltimore with his twin lens reflex film camera, photographing subjects in the city. The type of camera, Joust says, intrigues his subjects and allows him to fly a little more under the radar. (Jon Sham/Baltimore Sun video)
Philadelphia has its Rocky statue. Detroit is building one to commemorate the 1987 cyberpunk film RoboCop.
And Baltimore needs a monument to honor John Waters and Divine?
That’s the idea behind a proposal for the city’s newest public monument, which is inspired by a scene from filmmaker Waters’ 1972 movie, Pink Flamingos.
Yes, that scene where Divine, a 300-pound transvestite playing “The Filthiest Person Alive,” eats fresh dog droppings (actual ones) off a Baltimore sidewalk.
Now a group of Waters and Divine fans wants to commemorate that moment in cinematic history – and add a transgressive destination to Baltimore’s tourist map – by creating a monument that marks the spot.
Here it is. (Photo credit: animalnewyork.com)
Proponents floated the idea of a “Pink Flamingos Monument” during a recent meeting of the Public Art Commission, which reviews proposals for gifts of art and requests to place art on city-owned property.
Some sort of shrine or alcove, they said, could honor Waters and Divine while answering a frequently-asked question: Where was that scene from Pink Flamingos filmed?
The commissioners, who have sat through their share of provocative proposals, listened intently before rendering a verdict.
“I am appalled,” said panel member Elissa Blount-Moorhead, “that it hasn’t happened before.”