Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Smiles Everyone, Smiles..."

You Get A Star!
Mickey Mouse, Katy Perry & Minnie Mouse
Do you know where the quote in my byline comes from today? If you do, then you are old. It comes from the TV show Fantasy Island which premiered January 14, 1977. The line was uttered every week by the character Mr. Roarke played by the late Ricardo Montalban

This quote popped into my head (yes, I am old(er) not old) when I spotted this photo of Katy Perry attending Minnie Mouse's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mickey Mouse was there too, naturally.

Minnie has been playing the Hollywood game for 90 years it's about time this ageless beauty got honored, she's more than earned it!

Honestly I have no other reason for posting this today than whimsy and smiles.

So there!

As Mr. Roarke would say "Smiles Everyone, Smiles..." may you have an enchanting day!

Minnie on Wikipedia:

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Woman Behind The Mask

Guess Who?
Here is a pic of one of last night's SAG Award nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Mini Series or Television Movie.

She posted it to her Instagram page with the caption: "Who's ready for the SAG Awards? #sagawards #biglittlelies

The nominee also went home empty handed. If you guessed Laura Dern, you guessed correctly. What's that? Do you win something? Uh, no.

While I did not watch the award show, I do enjoy seeing the photos post all the pomp & circumstance. 

Particularly of celebrities preparing for their big night who do not shy away from making themselves look silly. 

Thus my SAG Award for Best Instagram pre-show selfie goes to Ms. Dern!

Keep on doing you Ms. Thang!

Laura on Instagram:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fashion, Turn To The Left...

Designing Duo
Heidi Klum & Adam Lambert
Fashion it inspires, it's creative and it can make for some interesting bedfellows. Case in point, behold this capture of Heidi Klum enjoying the company of Adam Lambert at Morais Collection 6 Fashion Show in the City of Angels.

Both from very different sectors of the Entertainment world yet their paths crossed all in the name of fashion

Heidi is looking rather low key for her in this photo and Adam is looking low key for him as well, but yummy nonetheless. 

Now the real question is, what did these two exchange sound bites about? I will venture a guess and say they exchanged tips about...fashion!

Heidi on Instagram:

Adam on Instagram:

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gotta Serve Somebody

Bob Dylan, he's a poet and you know it...

Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan
Coming to DVD and digital formats February 9th

Features an intense performance from Bob Dylan, plus performances from Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples, and many others during behind-the-scenes making of the Grammy-nominated compilation "Gotta Serve Somebody" released 15 years ago

"The best African-American covers of Dylan songs since Jimi Hendrix."
The New York Times
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of GRAMMY-nominated album Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, MVD Entertainment Group will reissue the film of the same title. Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan features an intense Bob Dylan performance from 1980 of "When He Returns" as well as powerful performances and interviews with Aaron NevilleShirley CaesarFairfield FourMighty Clouds of Joy, and Dottie Peoples, reflecting on their faith and connections to Dylan's Christian music.

Now, with the November release of Columbia Records' "Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981," a further exploration of that period has taken place, which began with this album and film. "It was an honor to have made an impression on the great artist himself with these recordings," said the film's producer Jeffrey Gaskill. From 2009 to 2011, Bob Dylan opened 40 concerts around the world with Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (his Grammy-nominated new version re-written and recorded for Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples.) in concert halls in Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Adelaide and this performance in Tel Aviv (video HERE).

Just a month after his recording with Staples he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in over twenty years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003 (video HERE).

"This gospel music was Bob Dylan's ultimate rebellion, and it took much more courage than strapping on an electric guitar," said Gaskill. The film offers historical insights into this Bob Dylan era provided by Jim Keltner, Fred Tackett, Spooner Oldham, and Regina McCrary - all of whom performed and recorded with Dylan at the time. Famed record producer Jerry Wexler, who produced the records, and music journalists Paul Williams and Alan Light, also disclose insights.

Pre-order at the MVD Shop or on Amazon

Arlethia Lindsey - Every Grain of Sand
Bob Dylan - When He Returns
Sounds of Blackness - Solid Rock
Shirley Caesar - Gotta Serve Somebody
Dottie Peoples - I Believe in You
Aaron Neville - Saving Grace
Helen Baylor - What Can I Do For You'
The Fairfield Four - Are You Ready
Great Day Chorale - In the Garden
Mighty Clouds of Joy - Saved
Chicago Mass Choir featuring Regina McCrary - Pressing On
Rance Allen - When He Returns

Friday, January 19, 2018

"Chromance" David Cook

David Played Guitar
Olivia Brown

Caught in a bad "Chromance???"
Singer-songwriter and American Idol Winner David Cook has confirmed a February 16, 2018 release date for his brand-new EP,  Chromance.  The EP features all new material that was written over the past year and also includes an ethereal mid-tempo spin on the Phil Collins classic "Another Day in Paradise."  

David has, once again, involved his fans in the creation and release of this EP through a hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign – giving them the opportunity to follow the progress of the EP from inception through its February release. In addition to signed guitars, personalized voicemail messages, and other limited-edition items, participating fans have access to one-of-a-kind experiences and will be the first to hear the new material. 

Chromance is available through the PledgeMusic campaign: www.pledgemusic.com/davidcookas well as all other digital retailers.  All pre-orders will receive two instant grat tracks: "Ghost Magnetic" and "Gimme Heartbreak."  

View the lyric video for "Gimme Heartbreak" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koKubQMiQe4

EP pre-order links:

David is also set to hit the road in support of Chromance on February 15 in Nashville, TN.  The Nashville show is open to the public and there will be a pre-show soundcheck/celebration for Pledgers on this date.  Fans can click here for tickets to the Pledge pre-celebration event: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/davidcooknewep/items/215124
See initial dates listed below.
2018 Tour Dates
2/15 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East  
2/16 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
2/19 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage **Full Band Acoustic show
2/21 - New Hope, PA - New Hope Winery **Full Band Acoustic show
2/22 - New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge
2/23 - Washington DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
2/24 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theatre   

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Michael's Musings

Voices Carry
Michael Shinafelt
"I try so hard not to get upset, Because I know all the trouble I'll get" Till Tuesday, "Voices Carry"

Abuse is a hot button issue, as it should be. With it all over the place of late it brought to mind the great 80's hit song "Voices Carry" which addresses that very subject matter.

I say have a voice and let that shit carry, i know that's what I am doing! 

There's a new acronym in town W.I.A.D. - ask Shani Bayne about it.

Sometimes you just have to say, whatever the _____ you please!

Yoga is the key to anal sex

Once upon a time, there was a chocolate sundae and they called it...

WTF with the limp noodle song Havana by Camila Cabello?!

Kesha's Praying (which I love) is brilliant 

Please powers that be, let there be unicorns

Wasn't Brooke Shields terrific in her story arc on Law & Order: SVU?

Today is Tubby Custard Thursday!

Politics? My ass is too tired to go there

Double Oink!

Name something unusual you like getting naked for

I'm so feeling Teddi Mellencamp on RHOBH. She's simply the best!

"If you've had enough, don't put up with his stuff, don't you do it, If you've had your fill, get the check pay the bill, you can do it" - Enough Is Enough, Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

If you've had enough you know where to fine me at:


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Snow Bunny
Oliver Hudson
Today's Hump Day & Chill is quite literal. With all of the snow falling around the country why not get naked and go for a run in it?

Well, Oliver Hudson did just that, thus we have something to be thankful for on this January 17, 2018. While, there is no frontal flashing, Hudson does have quite the delectable derriere, now there's a tongue twister (and an entendre, think about it, but not too much.)

Of course I unearthed this footage via a whimsical piece about a snow day written by Tye Briggs on Favorite Hunks & Other Things. Tye really finds some great things on the WWW that elude me, thus I visit his corner of the web everyday so I never miss a thing.

Hey Oliver, I hope Jack Frost didn't nip at your...

Check out the snow day un-coverage at the link below: