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February 24, 2010
Thinking About Mr. Hughes
Posted at 04:22 PM


SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS: “Straight Outta Shermer: The John Hughes Archive.”

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has an incredible article about John Hughes, and his illustrious film and writing career, and what he did after he hit the big time. Leigh brought the issue over to Germany for me. A great story, and candid look into his private life.

You’ll notice a little memo book we’ve got something to do with on page 263 of that article that will ring a bell too.

So that slideshow above, it shows some of the fascinating mementos from his estate, and when you get to slide 6, well, you’ll recognize the name in the caption.

Which leads me to something I haven’t really spoken too much about on this blog…

John and I were buddies, having met through this site, his love for Field Notes, and the fact I had Uncle Buck at No.09 on my Master List on my “Movies We Dig” page, which, painfully needs to be updated.

And when I’m ready, with his son’s James and John Jr.’s approval, I’ll tell you guys the whole story about how I met the Mr. Hughes. And it’s going to make you smile a big ol’ toothy grin. You bet.

Stay tuned on this one. Now go watch Plains, Trains and Automobiles with someone you love. Shower curtain rings, friends.

(The photo of the bronzed Del shoes was shot by the amazing Dan Winters for Vanity Fair, and reproduced here without so much as a shred of official authorization, so we hope no one is bummed on us for our reckless ways.)

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ALL THIS TALK ABOUT VANCOUVER ON THE AIRWAVES: Go back in time with this one that Canada’s very own Steve St. Pierre dug up. Vintage Vancouver signage. Yowza, eh! Thanks, man.

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BREAKING NEWS FROM MADISON, WIS.: Wilco to become honorary Madison citizens. Can’t help but think this is cool as hell. Go Midwest!

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ON THE PLAYER: On a nasty Swervedriver kick today…

01. Swervedriver - Raise
02. Swervedriver - Mescal Head
03. Swervedriver - Ejector Seat Reservation
04. Swervedriver - 99th Dream

There Are 5 Comments

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Posted by: derek d on 02/24/10 at 9:54 PM

Wow. That John Hughes article is indeed “incredible” Aaron. Incredibly interesting, sad and comforting all at once. Thank you for that link, it’ll be on my mind for a good while.

Posted by: Greg Meehan on 02/25/10 at 5:18 AM
Posted by: Andrew on 02/25/10 at 5:27 AM

Great article, thanks for the heads up. Can’t wait to hear the whole story of you and Mr. Hughes.

Posted by: Greg Howard on 02/25/10 at 5:47 AM

The business card must have been a great gift for Mr. Hughes Aaron. You’re a good man.

Posted by: Tony on 02/27/10 at 10:21 PM
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