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Dec 22 David Fincher To Direct A HBO Series On The 80’s Exploding Music Video Industry
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
Posted 22 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 22 U2 Causes Disruption In The Streets Of Belfast While Shooting New Video
The band was filming the upcoming clip in Belfast last Wednesday and Thursday, and the residents have already labeled it as ‘disruptive’ and in ‘poor taste’… The Belfast telegraph reports that the filming was causing a lot of trouble
Posted 22 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 22 Best Albums Of 2014 # 12: Phil Gammage’s “Adventures In Bluesland”
I haven’t listened to it in months and so for this review the album was fresh again and it sounds better than I remember it, Gammages voice? A gorgeous Isaak blues and rockabilly thing, the tempo putting the laid into laid back, and the playing a concise evocation of punk discipline (not sound) and Chicago blues (not Southern) momentum.
Posted 22 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 22 Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guests Week Of December 22nd, 2014
Everybody is on Christmas break except Ellen is working on the 22nd and Fallon is working on the 22nd and the 23rd and on the 23rd? The greatest boy band in the world joins Jimmy to bring in Christmas Eve, 2014.
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Dec 22 UK Top 10 Albums 12-27-14
Ed Sheeran is the poster boy for over achievement. I saw him three years ago at the Peppermint Lounge, now he owns the world. He sold over 200K albums last week alone which means (one, carry the one) every person in England now owns a copy
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Dec 22 UK Top 10 Singles 12-27-14
“The Wealdstone Raider, real name Gordon Hill, has found a cult following since a video emerged of him mocking a rival football team. He’s since had six million views on Youtube.”
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Dec 22 10 Songs: December 22nd, 2014
So try and be nice and to do what’s right cuz there will come a day when you’re faced with your maker and no one here can save you no matter what they say, and be glad that you were good cuz some don’t do so well and when their lives are over and they’ve done what they’ve done… They’re the people that are going to hell
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Dec 21 UK # 1 Christmas Single For 2014 Is Ben Haenow… Who?
The X Factor winner Ben Haenow may have never hurt any one and since he is a former truck driver may be you can go further and say it is a better daydream than Billy, but I just wish the song was better. It is truly terrible, not the verses, but the chorus, which is like being lifted up by a crane against your will
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 21 Madonna Releases Six Songs From Her 2015 Album “Rebel Heart”
Six songs from Madonna and to be honest I approached reviewing them with a little bit of nervousness. In 2012 I seriously overestimated MDNA. Still, this sounds better; less poppy more adult dance for mainstream Madonna fans. A solid “B+” of an effort
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 21 Watch Marilyn Manson’s New Video For ‘Deep Six’
the animation is totally not working for me: it’s not even scary or confusing enough or perverse as a Manson video should be! This CGI tube swallowing a woman as an anaconda or a slinky toy would do, may be his new idea of sexual threat
Posted 21 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 21 Hologram USA Announces Liberace’s World Tour
‘With our partners at the Liberace Foundation we’ll be able to stage a show so lifelike — the room will be filled with all of the great singer’s charm and charisma.”
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Dec 21 Best Albums Of 2014 #13: “Caroline Kole”
There is a lot going on here, one sweet natured song after another and on top? “Money To Me” shares the “heeeeey” hook with “Blank Space” except Caroline wrote hers a year before Taylor. And Caroline has those kind of songs, songs you want to hear over and over again
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 21 Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert PICK(no s!) Week Of December 22nd, 2014
Here is the new Darlene Love album, It’s Christmas, Of Course… kinda interesting, there’s a “2000 Miles” and there’s a “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and who can complain about that? There is nothing at all wrong with the album and I’ve all but decided to go on the Saturday… Grade? B
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Dec 21 Sneak Peaks? New Album Releases, December 23rd, 2014? Uh Oh
Hey wait a second, the Rigor Mortis was released in October and the Daft Punk was released in 2007 and so there is nothing. You heard of Seinfeld’s show about nothing, well, this is a post about nothing
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Dec 21 10 Songs: Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Kimberly – Patti Smith – In the maelstrom of horrors detailed on Horses, Patti Smith finds all existence in the birth of her little sister in the most beautiful song on the album just like some misplaced Joan Of Arc. Singalong: “palmtrees fall into the sea, doesn’t matter much to me…” – A+
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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