Tag Archives: 1947

RIP Diane Noomin (1947 – 2022)

Diane Noomin in Zippy the Pinhead as DiDi Glitz

Diane Noomin was an American comics artist associated with the underground comics movement. She is best known for her character DiDi Glitz, who addresses transgressive social issues such as feminism, female masturbation, body image, and miscarriages.

Here she is in a Video West Zippy the Pinhead episode broadcast in 1980 starring Jim Turner as Zippy and Diane Noomin as DiDi Glitz.

Noomin was married to Bill Griffith, the man who created the character of Zippy.

Meat Loaf (1947 – 2022)

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (1977)

Meat Loaf was an American singer noted for his grotesque stage persona. He is best known for interpreting two songs written by Jim Steinman: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (1977) and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (1993) .

Meat Loaf became 74.

Steinman died died last year.

RIP Jim Steinman (1947 – 2021)

Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)

Jim Steinman was an American composer best known for his work with Meat Loaf.

In general I find his music unbearably swollen kitsch. Bombast is the word. Steinman himself called it Wagnerian rock.

However, I admit that I have soft spot for “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983), a song interpreted by Bonnie Tyler.

That song happens to be in the Jahsonic top 1000 (part 2).