Lisa Kay

Tributes to Two Very Different Music Legends

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — The music world has lost two legends in their respective genres this week: Italian composer Ennio Morricone, and American country music icon Charlie Daniels. Each of these men represented completely different worlds of music, but each left groundbreaking legacies through their immediately recognizable sounds and…

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My Favorite “Laugh-Out-Loud” Slashers and Horrors

Blumhouse Productions’ recently released the trailer for its latest horror project, Freaky, and it looks frighteningly hilarious. This slasher take on the Freaky Friday switcheroo concept stars Vince Vaughn as the serial killer “The Butcher” and Kathryn Newton as his latest victim, high school student, Millie, just trying to get by in life. When he…

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Martini Music with a Metal Mixer

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — Warning: the following post contains some NSFW lyrics and some smooth, swingin’ sounds. As much as I hate to admit it, the hard-rockin’ hair bands and punk rock slamdancers are aging, and their audiences are aging with them. Headbanging is causing some neck spasms, and…

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Beyond ‘1984:’ Social and Political Commentary to Add to Your Bookshelf

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — I would wager that pretty much everyone with a high school education has been able to compare the current Twitter mob, history-erasing panic, allotted times for the public to “clap for” or “boo at” politicians and segments of society, omnipresent peeks into our privacy and…

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Cool Discoveries for the Armchair Adventurer

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — It is easy to get down and disillusioned these days. Historic statues are being toppled (many with people knowing the history), and people are talking about demolishing, removing or erasing from history everything from books, shows, and photos that might depict something that may offend…

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‘The Great Serenity:’ A Short Fiction

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — It was the day before her wedding, and Christine sat at a café sidewalk table staring at the mellow crowd. Like everyone else, she appeared calm, but a close observation would reveal the hands clutching her teacup were shaking. Fortunately, no one ever looked too…

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Fear, Panic and Paranoia at the Movies

— Support The Loftus Party via our Patreon account. — Fun fact: Howard Hughes paid for my Disneyland trips as a kid. Okay, not exactly. We had a family friend who worked for Hughes Aircraft in California and hooked up my family with tickets every summer when we went to visit my grandparents in San…

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