8 items from 2012
Peter is getting closer to joining the anti-Human League, losing his emotional standing as his intellect begins to eat the rest of his brain, and Walter finally figures out how the "tech" works.
This is one of the gushiest Fringe's you'll ever see - and there was an expectation throughout that a choir of angels would alight on some damaged plain and start singing "All You Need Is Love" while a montage of happy Peter-Olivia moments played across the screen, sending us all into weep-ravaged sleeps (the montage was there but the angels never showed up). »
Back at the beginning of July in the daily Briefs, I started the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80's, spotlighting the 100 greatest minor hits of that decade. The songs you don't hear on any 80's nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty ... or top forty, and over the last five months I hope some of these forgotten gems may have rung a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provided a pop music history lesson.
Here is the complete list, including my favorite lost song of the decade. Thank you for taking this 80's road trip with me ... but it's not over yet! I'll be featuring a new Lost Hit once a week in the Wednesday Briefs, so the history lesson will continue!
Let the countdown commence, and remember ... keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars!
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Strictly Come Dancing star Michael Vaughan has revealed that his friends are expecting him to fall during a routine. The former England cricket captain stated that some of his friends have placed bets that he will take a tumble on the BBC One talent contest. "My mates all thought I was going to fall. I had that many bets that I had to stay up, or else I'd have been bankrupt," he joked to The Sun. "I never thought I'd go to a pub at night and start talking about the waltz to my mates - the world's gone mad." On his dancing experience, he said: "I don't dance. I am the lad who is the last up off the bar stool. I might get dragged up at the end to do a bit of Human League, but that's it. "I'm used to dance floors that are sticky with booze. »
- By Tom Eames
Stevie Nicks performs in New York City
Birthday shoutouts go to Anne Rice, who is 71, Susan Sarandon is 66, Liev Schreiber is 45, and Alicia Silverstone is 36.Speaking of Stevie Nicks, once again she's not among this year's nominee list for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Yes, I know she's in with Fleetwood Mac, but her solo career deserves recognition. This year's nominees (of which five acts will be chosen) are Donna Summer, Joan Jett, The Meters, Public Enemy, N.W.A., Albert King, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Randy Newman, Procol Harum, Rush, the Marvellettes, Deep Purple and Chic. My five choices would be Heart, Donna Summer, Joan Jett, Kraftwerk, and the first band I ever saw in concert, Rush. Smash wonder-producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are developing another musical project for NBC. "The hour-long dramedy centers on a 30-something songwriter who has written the most epic love songs of our time, »
From Shameless to Shakespeare, the TV actor has always done her own thing, and now that means a concept album about 17th-century magic
Lancashire's witch country lies a few miles north of Burnley. St Mary's Church is one of its premier attractions, just up the windy road from the Witches Galore gift shop, and perched at the top of the village of Newchurch-in-Pendle. The visitor's book is an international directory of witch enthusiasts and, presumably, come Halloween, the place is knee deep in goths. For now, sitting alone in the pews, are actress Maxine Peake and the two hairy men with whom she's just formed a band.
The band are the Eccentronic Research Council, and their first project is the 1612 Underture, a bleeping, buzzing, whirring krautrock tribute to the Pendle witches, a group of men and women who were rounded up in the villages surrounding Newchurch, and tried for witchcraft. »
- Ben Arnold
Phil Oakey has said that while he likes Rihanna's music, it is the result of a "huge" behind-the-scenes team. The Human League star told Metro that the industry has changed drastically since his band's 1980s heyday. "We could have been eclipsed by new waves of acts who had established their own huge back catalogues but the music industry doesn't make popstars any more," Oakey said. "Especially popstars from Britain." He added of the current pop scene: "A lot of the people making it now aren't (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
The wait is finally over: Lollipop Chainsaw (review here) is now available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! If you have a hankering for hot blondes, zombies and candy all in one game, then this is the perfect way to fulfill that craving.
Check out the sweet new launch trailer which shows off some of Juliet's zombie-killing moves!
From the Press Release
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kadokawa Games today announced the release of Lollipop Chainsaw, an over-the-top action game for the PlayStation®3 system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, led by Goichi Suda (SUDA51), Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet, chainsaw-wielding zombie hunter Juliet Starling. On her 18th birthday, Juliet must uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. She slices and dices her way through hordes of the undead but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act »
- Amanda Dyar
Ex-pop singer turned actor Martin Kemp makes his directorial debut with Stalker, a remake of the classic 1976 video nasty Expose which starred Fiona Hayden and Linda Hayden – who also appears in this film alongside Jane March, Colin Salmon, Anna Brecon, Billy Murray and Jeniffer Matter.
Following a stress induced breakdown after producing a bestseller, writer Paula Martin (Anna Brecon) retreats to Bidford House, her childhood holiday home to get away from it all and begin work on her next novel. However, the old house is full of secrets and mystery which distract and disturb the fragile Paula. She calls her agent for help to take the pressure off and Linda (Jane March) arrives appearing to be a godsend and getting Paula back on track. But all is not as it seems. Is Linda a serial killer who’s been stalking Paula for years? With slimy journalist Robert Gainer (Billy Murray »
8 items from 2012
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