NPR: The Austin 100 At SXSW

I am a huge music fan, though I have noticed that I tend to get somewhat set in my ways, which makes it hard for me to discover new music.  That’s why I am thankful for NPR offering the opportunity to download–FREE–100 mp3’s from artists that are headlining at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in […]

Bond Is Back In ‘Skyfall’

Some are also calling “Skyfall” the best Bond ever.  I assume that that’s more than a little bit of hyperbole because some of the 007 films that I enjoyed most were not necessarily the best in the series.  For instance, of the Sean Connery Bond films, was never a huge fan of “Dr. No,” “From […]

A ‘Beautiful’ Conundrum

A few days ago I posted that The Fixx had released their first studio album, “Beautiful Friction,” in almost a decade, and it definitely worth the wait.  It’s different than anything they produced before, and is interesting and thought-provoking in the way that The Fixx has always been. I purchased my copy from eMusic, and […]

Beautiful Friction

The Fixx’s first new studio album in nine years, “Beautiful Friction,” will be out July 17 though Amazon has samples of many of the tracks, and I have to say that it’s definitely a departure for them. I am also glad to see that the band has gone back to George Underwood, who did the […]

Red Sky At Night

Now that MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is on more or less stable ground (after filing for bankruptcy in the latter part of 2010) the studio appears to be preparing the next outing of James Bond.  For the moment the new film is known as James Bond 23 (the ’23’ representing the 23rd film in the series).

Online Casting Call for Tupac Shakur Biopic

Film director Antoine Fuqua (Training Daddy, Brooklyn’s Finest) launched an online casting call a couple of months ago in an attempt to find an unknown (but compelling) actor to play the late, great, Tupac Amaru Shakur. According to CNN, in order to audition, aspiring actors should visit and upload a five-minute video of themselves […]