Oct/2017

RIP David Bowie 1947-2016

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 11th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The world lost a musical genius on Sunday when David Bowie succumbed after waging an 18-month, hard-fought war against cancer. He left behind a legacy of family that surrounded the 69-year old visionary as he passed on. Bowie also left a vibrant musical legacy that will survive the test of time and has left a palpable influence on music since he hit the scene decades ago.

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David Bowie Produces New Album!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 9th, 2014

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David Bowie is a name that brings an instant image to mind. He’s had about a thousand of them and he continues to change his look, his style and his sound. Most men at 67 would be taking it easy, but Bowie is working on new material and prepping for a new album that will add a few new songs peppered with hits that span the length of his astonishing career. The new songs ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)‘ and ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore‘ mark the ending of a decade-long period of silence from the androgynous artist.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

An Emperor Media Ltd production, documentary special ‘Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story‘ is from award-winning producer/director Jon Brewer (‘The Most Dangerous Band In The World‘). Mick Ronson’s humble beginnings in Hull, England underpinned his values and modest, unpretentious personality as he worked with the city’s council whilst pursuing his craft with consummate dedication.

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Bowie Gives Fans Presents on 66th Birthday!

by NapkinArt on Jan 8th, 2013

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Hey Classic Rock fans, Napkin Art here…

Unless you happened to be burning the midnight oil late last night, like myself, then you probably missed some awesome David Bowie news that’s been long overdue! Bowie, who turns 66 today (January 8th) treated fans to a new website, a new video and news about his forthcoming (yes, forthcoming!) 30th studio release, entitled “The Next Day.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Have you ever loved a band or musician so much it hurt? Can recount all of the times you nerded-out in front of a loved one over an album’s release? Well, all of you Bowie fanatics out there (myself included) can have your wet dream with David Bowie’s “Station To Station Ultimate Fan Experience” Deluxe Box Set, complete with a treasure trove of Bowie music and visual goodies.

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Soundtracks we want to see released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2017

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I just love soundtracks to movies. I always have and I believe I always will. There is something about a score to a film that just perks me up in all the right ways and inspires my creative side, whether it be to write a screenplay or go back an watch that old film I love. Music is an integral part to films and is considered to be the mojo of every movie. I’m sure we’ve all seen that odd YouTube video of the final scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, where Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca walk down a crowded arena to receive their medals to zero music. It’s super weird and awkward with no music, but just random sound effects of footsteps and a rare cough, laugh, and Chewie’s roar. John Williams did such a great job, as he always does with Star Wars music, but that final scene of music really puts your emotions on full blast. It’s all from the soundtrack too.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Lionsgate is busting out the awesome for this coming January with ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth‘, and it’s coming to a Blu-ray combo pack on January 24, 2017. This Limited Collector’s Edition features the dearly departed legacy that was, and is, David Bowie. With this special set you receive a 72-page bound book, press booklet, four art cards, and a mini poster, not to mention a remastered copy of the film.

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Film Review: ‘American Pastoral’!!

by Janet White on Oct 21st, 2016

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Opening with a 45th high school reunion, Nathan “Skip” Zuckerman (David Strathairn) wanders down memory lane to a dear old friend, Jerry Levov (Rupert Evans). Jerry has quite the story to share, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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The ‘Powerman 5000’ Experience!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2016

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Good Day everybody, and so here begins my foray into writing for local music events.  I have been endeavoring to insert myself into the local music crowd in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for what feels like ages.  I’m not sure how it’s going, but it doesn’t really matter.  I have my own aspirations, but when I got to local music events it’s because I truly appreciate the music scene and those that are fighting every day to keep it alive… on the plus side… I get to see bands that I have just been dying to see for what also feels like a very long time.  This past Saturday, April 16 of the year 2016, I finally got to see Powerman 5000 and a few other local bands that are really kicking ass right now; but I’ll get to that in a minute. 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Taye Diggs is not a new name to the boards of Broadway by anyone’s measure. The 43 year old thespian has starred or featured in some of my favorite stage shows like ‘Rent‘, ‘Wicked‘ and ‘Chicago‘. Diggs will soon be adding another credit to his impressive pedigree with ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘ at the Belasco Theatre.

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Top 10 Soundtracks We Want To See Released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

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Many of you might already know that I love listening to movie soundtracks. I always have. Since I was a little tyke who could barely see over a counter, I was infatuated with movie scores and soundtracks, particularly the ‘E.T.‘ original motion picture score and the ‘Beverly Hill Cop‘ soundtrack. From there, my love and passion grew for all types of music. My parents had a pretty good record collection that included all three original ‘Star Wars’ albums, ‘The Wizard of Oz‘, and ‘Star Trek I and II’ to just name a few. Throughout the years, I now have a fun record collection that spans all genres of music from Frank Zappa to Rage Against the Machine, from R.L. Burnside to The Pixies, and so on. Along the way, digging through the dirty stacks of crates at local record shops and estate sales, I became hell bent on having one of the best Soundtrack collections. And over the past several years, I’ve been lucky enough to acquire some very sought after albums. But there are still so many soundtracks that have never found their way to vinyl, either commercially or ever really. So here is a list in the hopes that maybe Varèse Sarabande, Mondo, or Death Waltz will consider releasing these albums in the near future.

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Here’s an Up-to-Date Record Store Day 2015 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2015

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Record Store Day is coming up on April 18th and looks to be excellent.  This is a product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 18th including how rare each release.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases, and classic records sold throughout the entire day.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you’re like me, when you hear the name Henson, visions of Big Bird, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy jump around on your reminiscent cortex. News from the Jim Henson Co. always fosters this response in me, well that and the ‘Fraggle Rock‘ theme song running on a constant loop. Combine Billy Crystal with that news and the Fraggles are singing “Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me”. Of course, that’s a reference to Crystal’s run in the hugely successful animated features from DisneyMonsters, Inc.‘ and ‘Monsters University‘.

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Record Store Day 2014 Releases!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 20th, 2014

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Record Store Day is coming up April 19th and looks to be insane.  We scored an early product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 21st including how rare each release is and prices.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases,and classic records sold throughout the entire day.  A few releases include: The Allman Bros., Notorious BIG, Bruce Springsteen, Otis Redding, the soundtracks for ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Muppet Movie’, ‘Aerosmith’, David Bowie, The Animals, Frank Zappa, and Devo. It’s going to be amazing.

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Bradley Cooper to play ‘The Elephant Man’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 23rd, 2014
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Bradley Cooper is the Sexiest Man Alive. It’s easy to see how legions of fans fall for his rugged, classic good looks.  He just received his second Oscar nomination in the last 2 years for his role in ‘American Hustle‘ and last year from ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘. Cooper is turning his attention back to Broadway, now. It has been eight years since he starred with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd in 2006’s ‘Three Days of Rain‘. The reason he is returning to the stage is to headline a revival of Bernard Pomerance’sThe Elephant Man‘. Cooper will play John Merrick,  the seriously deformed man John Hurt portrayed in the 1980 film version and Cooper, himself played in 2012 at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Where the film was heavy on prosthetic SFX, the stage production is devoid of any such prosthesis. The deformity is to be shown through physical acting alone.

 

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Perks of Being A Wallfllower’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ’The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want this film to end.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Record Store Day is coming up April 21st and looks to be insane.  We scored an early product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 21st including how rare each release is and prices.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases,and classic records sold throughout the entire day.  A few releases include: Phish, Notorious BIG, Bob Dylan, Captain Beefheart, the soundtracks for ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’, ‘Aerosmith’, David Bowie, The White Stripes, Frank Zappa, and Roky Erickson. It’s going to be amazing.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Perks of Being A Wallflower’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2012

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‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ to end.

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It’s gotta be one of the sexiest record covers in music history, especially from a red-blooded American male perspective, giving you a little bit of a visual tease of nipples and pubic area without giving away too much. You’ve seen the album countless times in magazines, on record store shelves, probably even hanging on your big brother’s wall, but have you actually heard any of the songs on Roxy Music’s “Country Life” LP? Read the rest of this entry »

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Q & A with Ricky Gervais!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Over the past hour, Ricky Gervais did a Q& A on HBO and we managed to get several questions in for the comedic genius to answer.  Ricky has a lot of projects coming up with some that are currently on HBO.  I had no idea Gervais wanted to get whacked on ‘The Sopranos’.  Catch his show ‘Life’s Too Short’ on HBO.   That’s genius.  Below is the full interview.  Enjoy.

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