Last week I went with my sister to see a band I’d wanted to see for quite some time, Explosions in the Sky. I’ve been a fan ever since I heard their third album The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place, which just blew my mind. It really was one of the best things I’ve ever heard. So when tickets became available in November last year I just had to go and see them. I’ve been fortunate to see great performances from artists such as Depeche Mode, Coldplay, U2 and Duran Duran, and this was right up there. Like with Arcade Fire, I just had to write about the experience and share my photos.
Howard: I’d guess I’ll just go to the emergency room to be safe. Bernadette: Howie, this is just your hypochondria. Howard: When I sat on the mute button and thought I’d gone deaf, that was my hypochondria.
Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch in the continually popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory, set around four geeky scientists and their romantic partners. If you are a fan of the show, which has reached over 200 episodes so far, you should definitely look here and, for a unique take on Christmas, here.
But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last
Musical polymath Prince who sadly passed away yesterday due to pneumonia. The extraordinarily gifted and hugely influential 57 year-old continually reinvented himself and was one of music’s true pioneers.
Has there been a song that you were familiar with and then heard another artist’s take on it and been completely blown away? Including the times you actually liked the initial release? I thought I’d choose my favourites and see what you thought. Are you in agreement with many of the songs? Which ones would you add? As always your comments and suggestions are more than encouraged.
Lucy: Why do you never pay me compliments? Lee: I do. Lucy : When? Lee: Last night. I thought you looked very nice. Lucy: So why didn’t you say? Lee: Because I didn’t know how you’d respond. Lucy: What’s the worst I could have said. Lucy: It’s 3 o clock in the morning. Get out of my bedroom Lee.
Sally Bretton and Lee Mack in the London-based slacker sitcom Not Going Out (2006 – onwards). Originally cancelled during the third series, it was brought back due to fan pressure and has gone on to have four more series, with an eighth set planned. You can find another example of its humour here.
Frasier: We agreed we wouldn’t pursue things. Frankly, she hasn’t given me any indication since that she’s even had a second thought about me. Niles: Added to which, if Frasier did pursue her and she rejected him, he could hardly rationalise it by saying she doesn’t know what she’s missing. She would know exactly what she’s missing – she just didn’t miss it!
Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce in the superlative and much decorated Seattle-based sitcom Frasier (1993 – 2004). You can find more examples of how much I love their interactions with a Gr8at here, and memorable Line(s) of the Day here and here.
I’ve been extremely busy so haven’t been to the cinema much or reviewed many films recently, but I’m not letting that get in the way of another quiz. Especially on a topic I’ve always taken a big interest in: films lambasted on release that have since become classics. Do you have a favourite among the six below? Is there a film you love but was left the critics unimpressed? As always the answers are below and your scores and comments are always welcome.
We both know what they say about us But they don’t stand a chance because When I’m with you, when I’m with you I’m standing with an army
Taken from the song Army by Ellie Goulding, from her third studio album Delirium (2015). Though not as successful in the charts as her previous efforts, the single is an affectionate tribute to best friends and the affect they have on us.You can also find another example of her songs here.