it’s 12:09 am here which means I’m allowed to post a new blog! (don’t want to be over-ambitious with a double whammy or spamming up your inboxes without giving you a breather…)
I was just amazon.com-ing one of my childhood favorite movies…and as a new resident of LA and a huge fan, i feel compelled to post a tributary blog entry to one of my favorite childhood actors, the one and only Mr. Jonathan Brandis. (and in case you were wondering, the favorite childhood movie in question is LADYBUGS.) did you know that badboy in DVD form is no cheaper than $25 bones?!?! hot commodity much…though i’m obviously not only one willing to pay this!
If not from “Ladybugs”, you may recognize this young man from “Sidekicks”, “Never Ending Story Part 2″, or maybe even his short stints on “The Wonder Years” or “Who’s the Boss”? If not, then you didn’t grow up in the 90′s. I remember tearing through the pages of “Tiger Beat” magazine and hanging up those double page spreads on my wall. How bout his voice? Remember his distinctive mid-pubescent-esque voice? Oh man. Still tears at the heart strings to think that this homie is no longer with us.
Just a couple of notable aspects of my old childhood heart-throb:
- Jonathan passed away at age 27, like other notable celebs such as Kurt Cobain and Janis, and this group is often referred to as the “27 club”.
- His apartment (and where he was found deceased) is supposedly on Wilshire Blvd, which is blocks within mine. (i found this creepy website worth checking out – www.findadeath.com)