The most real realness
a movie about love, courage and aging
‘They just felt it would be a bit embarrassing ‘
A sort of insane and forced Michael Jackson’s imitation
‘I mean, come on, that show is not about music’
Prince hands Vanity’s phone number to Bart, ‘In a few years, you’ll understand it’s power’.
She won’t play her old material and personally I’d much rather here “Your Song” than “Wildest Fream”.
Letterman is still making the Late Night world roll over and play dead. The Prez leading the pack, with Tina Fey in the middle, and Mumford And Sons and the Dave Matthews Band bringing up the rear, it is all just another reason to tear your eyes away from Fallon for the last two weeks of history. Meanwhile, though, following Blur (and puppy races) this week, look for Noel Gallagher next week. I wonder if Noel will play a gig?
This is the definition of a missed opportunity, it needed a vision of Sinatra and the time to allow it to unfold, it needed an insight into the man more complex than he was mercurial . Where’s Ken Barnes when you need him?
Now FOX are threatening to do to it what NBC did to “Peter Pan”, ergo not much. It is a sign of the times that they don’t think the Frank homosexuality (“it’s not all bad, it’s not even half bad…”) and indeed hereosexuality might not be questionable for prime time television.
I am going with Chris Brown as the Talk Show guest of the week, with Taylor Swift (and John Oliver in the same show) a close second. I am not sure what Taylor has to sell, maybe her reputation as taylor and her gang of lawyers sue everything that moves every day of the week: she is like Disney suing Ma and Pa toy stores called Timberbell’s Home -as though the name belonged to Disney and not J.M. Barrie/ As for Chris Brown, who was 18 years old when he attacked Rihanna and Brown could join a monastery tomorrow and the headline would read: Woman beater finds God
Saturday Night Live is almost as old as I am! This is kind of crazy to even think about it, but on February 15th, the famous TV show will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a crazy musical lineup: Paul McCartney, Kanye West – are these two becoming siamese twins these days? – Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift….
I honestly thought I would get a bit melancholy in watching it or bored but just the opposite happened . The mixing of history and music worked so incredibly well that I was actually able to sit still through the entire program- and that is a rarity for someone with the extreme ADD I seem to posses.
The story will focus on Bobby who has just dropped out of college and arrives in Hollywood the head full of dreams – he wants to direct an epic science-fiction movie – but ends up working for a company making music videos. The series will be focusing on the ‘then-exploding music video industry
can we pause a moment to say if Idina Menzel doesn’t shut the hell up soon we’re all going to go insane? After wailing through Wicked we now get to hear her squelching us to ‘Let it Go”..girl, you gots to go
With Barbra Streisand, he skipped the game but otherwise he was Rolling Stone reviewing a Springsteen album. You can’t trust him, you really really can’t. Fallon has no sense of proportion and it is like it is cute for him to lie about what his real feelings are and it isn’t cute at all.
What’s so cool about a middle aged, grumpy, Scottish Dr. Who? Not much is my claim, I am still going through withdrawal from the leaving of the only Doctor to ever go to Coachella. The Who who broke Who in the US. The only Who who matters. Matt Smith.
Full blown CD’s of acoustic songs are not my normal cup of tea but at least I didn’t cringe or quit listening to any of these songs in disgust. Zak Smith can write a song with melody and I imagine the Springsteen influences and comparisons will level out in the future. If I were to grade this I would give this a B .
For all the daring do of switching the young Smith with the 26 years older Capaldi, the problem isn’t age, the problem is charm offensive and weirdness -when you don’t like the Doctor or his companion, maybe it is time to take a break from the series? Next week is a Daleks story, so the week after that should tell the story.
Was it fun? A little too strenuous to be fun and Katy Perry getting best Best Video music division was enough for me to go back to “The Godfather Part II” even though this is the business I chose. So i went on to MTV.com and got everything a day later.
The keeper here is Michael Cera on Letterman. Cera -the Superbad actor who made unassuming a lifestyle choice, has a pretty good album just released, True That, which you can stream (or boy) here and may I recommend the Blaze Foley cover “Clay Pigeons”.
Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift. There you have it- the stand outs of the week and perhaps I should spell that weak. There are some other cool bits though. Mikhail Baryshnikov (who my mom had a massive crush on) is on Tavis (say who?) and Jimmy Kimmel sits his ass on Kelly and Michael. What a drag that is. Meh, carry on.
I am hopeful that things improve in the fall but that’s so far off. So until then, grab a blanket and a picnic basket and go out to your local park for a free concert- screw the TV its not worth your time.
BAM! There goes July. August is right there- dont miss it or you’ll be sobbing ‘where did the summer go?’ Get out there, get a sunburn, drink too much booze, sweat til your clothes stick to you, run through a garden hose… watch Jenny Lewis?
The newly built Tonight Show has that new car smell and state of the art feel, it is all zooming cameras and wood panels and for some reason the audience was gorgeous leggy 20 something girls, who you just know are off to Happy Hour next with a change of clothes in a bag on their shoulder.
As we speak, Angela Bassett, who did such a great job as the long stemmed human God Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got To Do With It” is directing Yaya Dacosta as Whitney and Arlen Escarpata as Bobby Brown in the Lifetime Movie version of the tragic “How will I Know?” singer’s life, “Whitney”.
Lil Jon! That’s about it my dears. A guy whose voice sounds so pissed off its terrifying is sitting down on the interview couch this week to intimidate Wendy Williams (who is pretty beast come to think of it). There is also Phish, who should give Fallon a contact high (and maybe you at home as well) with their jam band nonsense
Well guys the holiday weekend is done and its back to work. You’ll be getting plenty of sleep this week and your dvr gets a nice break since Americas talk shows are in their summer funk (which then becomes an autumn funk, winter funk.. spring funk)
If youre a regular joe working class stiff the only thing good about this week is that its a 4 day run til you can get the hell out of your job and go drink or sleep. Americans will cook on a grill wave a flag and puke up Coors in the name of Freedom.
The network has been holding focus groups in the San Fernando valley to get a sense of whether or not the participants – comprising entirely African American women – are interested in a program that would follow the tribulations of Chris Brown’s post-jail life
Summer is in full swing and you should be outside around a bonfire or something. Instead you’re munching Cheetos from a bag in your underwear with the air conditioner on full blast suffering from insomnia as you worry about your job or some other nonsense.
Silly that ‘late night’ TV has become such a drag When you’re up late at night with insomnia you should be treated to new sounds and disturbing images not the same artists who appear in soda commercials. Unfortunately thats not the case at al
So The Adams Family has released a new song and performed it on Conan June 11th. Luckily Gomez and Morticia stopped speaking in French long enough to get this twangy tune in the can. It seems Gomez is no longer able to shower and is boycotting the barber, Morticia has been sucking on helium so much it’s hard to recognize her voice any more.
Fall Out Boy is on Ellen. That’s the oddest thing to me. Pop punk old men are sitting on her couch. Im not sure why I find this so striking, they’re not exactly ‘Alternative’ but for some reason I still consider them lesser known.. I have a mental block with them.
When musicians become actors or worse TV hosts its never a good thing. There seems to be a false sense of glory for rockers- just because they’ve had some success they feel they can act, and model, and host and really now c’mon, stick to your day job.
Hey now summer is knocking on your door and you should be out there drinking beer and throwing foods on the grill. There is no need for you to be watching television and whoa.whoa..wait.. is that Sean Lennons band Ghost of a Saber Tooth bla bla bla?
From Jenga to model trains the efforts of a DJ are diluted to nothing but button pushing and of course waiting for just that right moment to drop the bass. DJ s are cashing in on the edm movement and this video gives a nice ribbing to that fact.
Hologram USA Inc, and Musion Das Hologram Ltd own rights to this kind of technology (they already did Tupac at Coachella 2 years ago) but a judge decided that this new one, a planned 3-D image of Jackson, was not violating patents held by the companies
Conor Oberst shows up on Fallon to make the middle class kids cry that their lives are so tough and Debbie Harry shows up to tell us that with enough plastic surgery and a endless wardrobe budget you can rock this town well into your 60s.
Narked, cold and fed up, I cheered myself up with the thoughts of Morecambe and Wise DVD night but which of the many to watch I wondered. well that decision was made for my by my uncle who had only come all the way from America and watched the Elton John m&w skit with me!
I’m not trying to start a war or anything, but if Austria thinks I’ve forgotten how they rolled over and played dead when the Germans started to huff and puff they are greatly mistaken. And the latest member of the Von Trapp family, Conchita Wurst just adds insult to injury.
Somebody in the cafe where I do my outreach work said it was all political and that certain countries would only vote for each other. This started a rather heated debate by all sat round the table; the lady in charge kept shooting me looks for starting a riot in an otherwise quiet place.
I would have recommended “Spring Awakening” though I understand the problems with the censor and the lack of family might make that unacceptable. But how about something huge and smashing like “Showboat”? Or the adaption of a movie, say “Singing In The Rain”?
Let’s face it kids this show is a one season wonder. As the creative minds of television search in vain for their next big cash cow, things like this are bound to show up.
His showing on Jimmy Fallon nearly sent me into cardiac arrest. Older and behind dark shades he performed a medley of “First Cut Is The Deepest” and “Wild World” accompanied by The Roots. First off The Roots need to chill, between this and their hanging out with Elvis Costello I’m getting a bit jealous
I may not be a fan of Rolling Stone or the Hall of Fame but when someone I actually admire is being recognized, I cant help but feel a bit of excitement. Songs that shaped my youth and adolescence and to this day inspire my actions
Quite simply the worst mannered and most humorless bunch of pricks I’ve ever dealt with. And while I was a huge fan then and while I am not a huge fan now, I certainly still admire the man
Remember there are alternatives such as sleeping or reading or Netflix or hey how about heading out and seeing a live band? Just a thought.
Seth doesn’t play off Fred at all well, and Seth uses the fifth man, the audience, very very poorly. During a frankly bizarre “Celebrity Spelling Bee”, whose main joke, they give two audience members difficult celebrity names and the third easy names, doesn’t remotely work, he fails to connect with a single one of the three.
While I might shrug at the likes of an Adam Levine here or a Blake Shelton there sitting in chairs and trying not to sneer, isn’t Chris Martin meant to be the new Bono or something?