Flash Cadilac -Sex Lies and Video Tape?

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Things You Didn’t Know About Me
A chapter that never made it to my book: Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac.
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Pinky, and my, how things have changed.
My name in the punk rock era was Pinky Piranha, and I had a Fushia Hot Pink  1976 Stingray Corvette with pink sparkles on it. For 15 years after I closed the store I had a cart, and I walked.
 Desperately Seeking Susan Clone
 I have watched Desperately Seeking Susan over 100 times, because I  feel I lived the Rosanna Arquette part, minus the criminals and jewelry heist.
Heavy Metal Self Gratification
I love playing air guitar to strains of AC/DC ‘s “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” at death defying volume. Van Halen, Whitesnake, Boston, Journey, you name it I can play it. How about a little Uriah Heep?
 Bearing Children with Strangers
I screamed at Rob Zombie so many times when he played  a club in Montreal, security was watching me carelfully. What was I screaming?
“Rob, I want to bear your children !”
I said the same thing to Catherine O’Hara about John Candy one Saturday afternoon in my store in Ottawa.  I told her to relay the message to him, and she had quite a laugh.


 Being a Conversationalist
I had a 15 minute conversation with Max Headroom (Matt Frewer) waiting for my baggage in the Ottawa, Ontario airport. I also did the same thing with Christopher Plummer, and Leonard Cohen at LAX. I figure you only have once chance in life so you might as well take it.


Teaching Aerobics my way
I used to teach aerobics at The Sussex Club in Ottawa. I made the very elegant women ‘from the hill” get down and dirty and dance like Jennifer Beals to “Maniac” at least once a week. Oh yes, and do butt exercises to “Sir Mix a Lot”. Exercising should not be a chore. Of course it is now. I have trouble walking!

Thanks to Wendy Daniels from BOOM FM I now have a 20 minute video of the fashion show we did for 54 Rock. This is just a snippet featuring: Gabriella Studor, Michelle Belanger, Lisa Constatine, and Sally Baillie among others were models.

Mute the sound on the fashion show video and play the video above while you watch this..

Mute the sound on the fashion show video and play the video above while you watch this..

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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