but I don't think you need to be a big Journey fan to love this tale about how Neal Schon is on YouTube desperately looking for somebody to replace Steve Perry, and here's this little guy in a bar band in Manila with the most stunning voice ever.
I especially love the story one of the PBS folks (this is in heavy rotation for pledge week or something) told about how the guy Arnel goes to the US consulate in Manila and says he needs a visa to go to the US because he's supposed to audition for Journey. Consulate guy looks at him and says, uh-huh. Sing a few bars. The guy Arnel sings a few bars (Lights, as I recall). Consulate guy says OMG, here's your visa.
Gilbert & George
Mark Lawson talks to Gilbert & George
M.R. James: Ghost Writer
Mark Gatiss steps into the mind of MR James, the enigmatic English master of the supernatural story. How did this donnish Victorian bachelor, conservative by nature and a devout Anglican, come to create tales that continue to chill readers more than a century on?
Mark attempts to uncover the secrets of James's inspiration, taking an atmospheric journey from James's childhood home in Suffolk to Eton, Cambridge and France, venturing into ancient churches, dark cloisters and echoing libraries along the way.
A monument to American excess mixed with a reverse twist of sarcasm. Colbert is a monumental ego who addresses his audience as "Nation". Inevitably there would be a comic who took it to this edge.
Although a stupid conservative might feel a kinship with Colbert's comments, it is his unique brand of sarcasm that makes his show witty and Emmy-winning.
Although entertaining, it can wear on the intelligent mind after a longer or shorter period.
can't come a moment too soon.
Robert Hood, Luke Slater, Jerome Sydenham, Shifted, jozif, Fritz Zander
Oval Space/ 29-32 The Oval; Bethnal Green; London E2 9DY; United Kingdom.
we await a plan for the floor.
'There's a marvellous antidote to the surfeit of office party faux-bonhomie and murder-inspiring John Lewis ads this Christmas thanks to Robin 'Scanner' Rimbaud. The electronic artist is curating a night called Scanner: Lachrimae takes place on December 13th 2013, and features the following excellent mordant entertainment: Scanner will be performing his interpretation of John Dowland’s Lachrimae, Carter Tutti and Gazelle Twin are playing, Chris Turner and Anna and Maria von Hausswolff are screening films, and friend of tQ Spencer Hickman of Death Waltz Records will be gothing it up in the lounge after.'
Details and persons wishing to buy tickets are available here -
Tickets £15, concs £11.50 (Members pay £1.50 less)
Scanner - Lachrimae -
'One of the UK’s foremost composers presents an evening of live music and film inspired by the the gothic spirit. As well as performing an interpretation of John Dowland’s mournful ‘Lachrimae’, Scanner will be joined by Gazelle Twin and Carter Tutti in exclusive live cinematic performances, and present specially made films by Chris Turner and Anna and Maria von Hausswolff. With Death Waltz Records presenting spectral, dissonant dancefloor tunes in the Benugo lounge until late.'
Please see PM.
A heartfelt response is coming soon.
With season 4 just around the corner I can't help but wonder what's in store for some of the beloved characters. I haven't read the books so I really haven't a clue. But I will say that i'm rooting for the dragons and hoping for King Joffrey to have his throat slit from ear to ear...very slowly.
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