Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Just a quick note:

If you've bookmarked this page, be sure to "refresh" it whenever you visit (by clicking on Steven's photo up top) in order to get the most recent posts.  I've changed the design - so the archives are now at the very bottom of the page - or you can click on "older posts" on the bottom right of blog. Thanks for visiting!

Je t'aime

Private Eye!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

And in one of his final TV appearances in '94

You have to scroll to 7:25 in the video for his scene ....

Friday, May 18, 2012

In Uniform

and in character...

Monday, May 14, 2012

A funny quote about Steven

Dori Brenner,  recalling how she got the part of 'Rhoda' in 'Seventh Avenue': 

"Usually you audition and then you sweat it out. This time I got a call one night about midnight, with a lot of heavy breathing, and then a voice says, "I'm keeping my fingers crossed."

"I said, "Who? What?  Who is this??"  

It turned out to be her old pal from Yale Drama School - Steven Keats, who had overheard talk at Universal that Dori Brenner might play his wife. 

And as we all know, she got the part!

Now, if they'd only release this on DVD!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Regarding my earlier 'Vietnam Veterans Day' post

In an earlier post both here and on my other blog on Vietnam Veterans,  I had also mentioned/posted a music video that came out in the 1980s about the Vietnam War and Veterans.  I had suggested after watching the video, that people should google the lyrics.  I have had a couple of people send me messages saying they can't find them.  This should help: The artist's name is Paul Hardcastle and the song is called '19' (or you can spell it out in search 'Nineteen', etc).  You'll be able to find the lyrics now. (I've also included the video over here as well (in the earlier Veterans post) and have added a couple of updates at the very end). 

Also, in an earlier blog post, I shared a link to an interview with Steven called,  ''A Life as Intense as His Role"  (where he talks about his experience in Vietnam).  Someone told me that the online version has a lot of type o's and a portion of it may be missing. If that's the case, then I suggest you read it on microfilm at a library (in order to get the entire interview). 

Thanks so much for writing & for caring about our veterans! 

One veteran's quote:

"I went over to Vietnam politically unaware and returned a pacifist.  I came back knowing that war has nothing to do with good or bad, right or wrong.  It simply has to do with economics - and the big bosses make us do their fighting."

"For some guys, it was the end of their life either figuratively or  literally ."

-Steven Keats
(On spending "two years too many" in the combat zone of Vietnam).

Update -Two links someone kindly emailed to me:

 Updated/10/21/12 additional links:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Steven Keats - In Spirit

On May 8th or 10th (I'm not sure which)
it will be 18 years since Steven crossed over
So I just wanted to share a quote
something I wrote
a star and a song

"What the caterpillar perceives is the end
 to the butterfly is just the beginning" 

(-Author Unknown) 

When you look up into the night sky
you can see stars that have burned out millions of years ago
and yet every single night
they're still shining their light
shimmering, sparkling & burning just as bright
as they did when they were here 
Perhaps in some way, they are still here
and that is why we can see them 

The star itself may be "gone"
but it's LIGHT will remain
an eternally burning flame


Your LIGHT can be seen
Your ENERGY can be felt
For out in the Universe and deep in our hearts
You are more ALIVE than ever!

Shine on!!