Saturday, November 18, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Modern Family which is one my fav shows of my
life time, may have jumped the shark or at least been
pranked by Chris Martin.
Thru it's first four seasons, I would've put Modern Family
up there with the all time greats, MASH, Seinfeld and
the Office (Both UK and US Versions)
The next two seasons saw a drop in quality, the two seasons
after that were literally quite poor, but this season, the show
has bounced back.
Until now, where it was announced that Chris Martin is
visiting the Dunphy's.
As soon as this was announced, comparison with Ricky
Gervais's extras, came to light. The episode where Ricky
Gervais was making a point that having a celeb guest star
in a sitcom is a sign that the sitcom has Jumped the Shark.
I'm not sure how Modern Family will play his appearance,
if it's a ode to Extras, or even handled in a different way than
a sitcoms usual "Guest Star playing himself" then it might
work, but unfortunately it would seem, it may be one of
those shows that Gervais was having a go at.
For myself, this would be a huge shame for Modern Family,
a show that was describe as cutting edge, a show that was
different, to use such a cheesy sitcom tactic is an insult to
Modern Family has been better this season than the previous
two, and it's fanbase takes the show seriously, but if the Chris
Martin episode is a bad one, I'm calling it, despite being
renewed, Modern Family wont have a tenth season.
It will have well and truly Jumped that Shark, and even the
most diehad fan will be extremely disappointed, to a point
that's it unforgivable.
Here's hoping the episode will work, Modern Family deserves
to still be making great episodes.
Time will tell.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Once again Garth Brooks has made music History.
Winning his sixth Entertainer of the year award
at the 51st CMA's.
No one from any genre had a bigger tour, played
more dates, created more energy, the amount of
shows he played the past 12 month was beyond
Then there was Studio G, a personal sincere chat
with his fans every Monday on facebook, which
also aired on Sirius radio.
It's quite unbelievable really, a man who's been
entertaining since 1989, being on top of his game
for a staggering 28 years, and as the old saying
goes, like a wine age, he gets better with age.
Not sure what is left for Garth in the music industry,
2018 he will once again leave North America and tour
the world, like he did in 1994.
He will bring the same energy to these shows that he
has done in the USA and Canada, and he will do it
by keeping the music country and not watering it down
or remixing it, trying to make it like pop music.
So congrats to Mr Brooks, you deserve to have this
and I cannot wait to see you perform when hopefully
you come down to New Zealand.
We are your friends in Low Places.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
1980's, Best Decade Ever for kids.
This is why Stranger Things is so damn popular.
People my age can look back at our own childhood
and teen years and identify with the show. The Duffer
brothers have got this down pact. Everything about the
show takes me back.
It's like a show that was made for me in mind.
I was a kid who got into Stephen King's short stories in
the 80's and loved them because he wrote 10-17 year
old's so well. Even if the Duffer brothers themselves
hadn't came out and said they were heavily influenced
by King, you can tell.
The arcade scenes from season 2 were brilliant, I remember
playing those games, and hoping one day, my name would
make the high score list, which I did once!!! My crowning
The Kid's like in IT, (Finn is amazing again) speak like
kids spoke in 1980's, but it was also a more innocent time
when it came to members of the oppostie sex, no sexting
If I had just one small gripe with the show, the actors playing
the High School kids, are just a little too old looking, but it's a
very small gripe.
If you were told this was a show that was filmed in the 1980's
you would believe it, they get it that perfect.
So thank you Duffer Brothers for taking me back to my
pre adolescent- adolescent years, reminding me of the
friendships I had, reminding me of what was important to
me back then.
You deserve all the praise you have receieved, hopefully the
Emmy's will come a calling.
Time will tell.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Kid Cast.
It is without a doubt one of my Fav movies of
my lifetime, I'm a lifelong fan of Stephen King,
and have always loved the way he portrays children
and teens in his stories.
There is a honesty about the way they talk, and what they
think, they're always true to their age which can't be
said about a lot shows and films and even books that
feature, children and adolescents.
Kids/Preteens/Teens swear, they talk of subjects that
would make George Carlin blush and kids are
freakin funny, because there is no filter.
With IT, the casting director got it right, the chemistry
between them was perfect and just so damn believable.
Putting the actors up in a Hotel room in Toronto
so they could bond was a genius idea!
Stand out for me was Sophia Lillis, to play a victim
of abuse by her father that well, was far beyond her years,
Bill may of been the leader of the Loser Club, but it was Bev
that gelled them together in their fight against Pennywise.
The Jump scares worked, the Projector scene was truly
frightening as was Skarsgard's Pennywise.
Every kid gave a solid performance, of the six boys I
have to say Eddie, Richie and Ben all had my Fav scenes/lines.
Loved the look Ben gave Bev when they first meet, and she signed
his yearbook, so heartwarming and sweet. Eddie with the line
of the movie, slightly getting confused and calling Placebos,
"Gazebos" and of course Richie in the rock fight telling Henry
what he should do to his dad had me in stitches and of course
his line about Molly Ringwald.
Stan and Mike were solid, playing the serious kids may be hard
to do, but their reactions to their friends and IT was brilliant,
something that could only be achieve if you have got the
The Movie IT, also took me back to my young teen years, the
time period was almost right, they were 13 in 1989, I turned 13 in
1983, the Loser Club reminded me of some of my friends, way
Again just a extremely enjoyable movie, no overuse of CGI and
with the deepest sincerity, I would say this movie is going to be
as fondly remember as Stand by me.
I sure hope so anyway, it deserves to be.
Roll on Chapter 2!!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
This is what Garth fans have been waiting for.
For decades we have sat thru boxset's and greatest hit's
and fun interviews with Leno, Kimmel and Ellen.
For the real fans though, we never really had anything
on how the music got created, the process, how a song came
into being, the changes that a song went thru from birth to
it's release, but now we do.
Garth is going to release his Anthology, it will be the first
of five anthology's, and will cover the first five albums.
There will be a 240 page book, that will have the original sheet music
and stories and discussions about the songs, never before seen photos
from the recording sessions, and indepth discussion with all the people
who were involved in making Garth's music happen.
There will be five CD's, the CD's aren't the first five album though.
The CD's will contain demo versions, first recordings, and tthe actual discussions
that happen while Garth was recording the songs.
This is the part of the Anthology that should be of most interest to Garth
fans and music fans in general. It's special because it contains the ACTUAL
moment of recording, verses that didnt make the final cut, it will
show the care and compassion and the love that Garth has for
song writing and recording.
If you're music fan this will do a perfect job of describing Garth
Brooks as an artist.
As a fan, you wont need to own anything else, it's what you have
been waiting for, for Garth's entire career.
The countdown begins to the most important music release
I cant wait!
Friday, April 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
(The following is JUST my opinion, of what I observed on various
blogs thruout the years, I dont have access to people's original
posts or those involved.)
Well you could see this coming a mile off, a person who spent years
and years on public message boards calling people every word under
the sun, a person who did this on her old blog "boganette" and on
other people's blogs , a person who would falsely accuse people of bullying,
a person who would put someones full name, email address and IP on twitter
so her followers could attack, now has one of the most famous blogs
and read blogs in New Zealand History.
This is someone who copied and paste parts of this blog a few years
ago and when called up on it, told me not to be a dick and its the
internet, and that's what its used for.
Yet she is now tweeting to people to link in if they dare
copy one word from her new blog.
This is a person who claimed she wrote her first piece of her
new blog, drunk and sitting on the toilet at 3am, yet every word
was spelt perfect and the grammar was correct.
This is a person who once had over 120 thousand tweets and five
thousand followers, yet now the TV/Radio/Print media blitz has started (she has
written a book) her tweets are down to 11 thousand. Pretty good PR if you
go to the media with that ratio, she must be good huh.
This is a person who countless times, name called and always played
the victim on any social/political even sporting discussion.
This is a person who despite what appears to have at least four different
revenue streams is saying shes poor, and needs every bit of help she can get.
Now the media is all over her new blog "Emily Writes" and her new book,
promoting her as a woman who was a victim of bullying on the internet, yet
when she in fact was the one who did the bullying.
Before this media blitz, I'm pretty sure, she had a whole group of her IT people
to delete the worse of worse, so the media (who she has plenty of friends in high
places) is helping protect this myth.
The Ironic thing is, shes writes well, and her blog is helping people, and this
will be the last time I will mention her, but for all the time, that for over nearly
ten years she criticize others on various messages boards on the internet, being
New Zealand's biggest hypocrite, I would like to say...
I am grateful, well you know the rest.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Congratulations to Garth Brooks, he has become the first
artist to win 7 Diamond awards. Garth Brooks was
previously tied with The Beatles who have six Diamond
The Diamond Award is given to artists who's albums have
sold ten million copies or more in the USA.
It is fitting that an artist who has been so kind to the album,
over the decades achieve this. While other artists seem
to care about singles that can be downloaded thru digital
media, or how many twitter followers they have, Garth
has taken care of the music.
It's a wonderful moment for us lovers of the album, to
have an artist achieve this.
It's wonderful for country music to have a country artist achieve this
A historic day for Garth Brooks and country music and music in general.
Garth's current tour which has his the Five Million in ticket sales, is on
track to become the biggest attended tour in History, has a busy few
months ahead, with a new studio album planned and other projects
With this award tonight, Garth's place in music history has been cemented
and deservedly so.