Thursday, May 31, 2012


Using his live-stream concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on June 11th as an experimental platform, the Ush may be the first celeb to fuse social media, holograms, avatars, and music for the most immersive, interactive performance experience EVER!
Audience members will be able to create online avatars who will, via the wonder of the hologram, be able to dance with Usher on-stage.
Wait… WHAT?!
The director of the performance, Hamish Hamilton, clarified in a recent interview, saying:
"Literally, people will be able to create their own avatar and have it dance on the screen with Usher…We know that the principles work – now we have to ensure that we can create this in a way that is live and interactive. There are literally people at computer programs all around the world as we speak, trying to work out the way of doing it.”


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Great Gatsby....Wait...before you brush it off....

First, I want to acknowledge that I yes I do read, and I'm sure many of the finer parts of the books I read fly right by me without me noticing. However, I like what I like even if I can't exactly and concisely tell you why. When I read The Great Gatsby in High School, I remember thinking UGH here we go again. Another book that I HAVE to read (Which usually meant that I already hated it) Then I have to write the report answering questions, the answers to those questions will circle around what I mean without getting to the point. And if I recall correctly, that's pretty much how it went down. However, Something about The Great Gatsby has always stuck with me.I have read other books by Fitzgerald including the book he was writing when he died (The Last Tycoon). It ended almost mid sentence and I threw it across the room (LOL) but what was written, well, it was FANTASTIC.

I have picked up other Classic American Writers, including Hemingway (Farewell to Arms) is the only book of his I've read (and I do mean to fix that), and I absolutely HATED the ending. I felt like he cheated me. Much the same as when you're in school with no idea how to finish a story you've been writing for English class so you end it with "Then I woke up and it was all a dream" However, to that point, I enjoyed it.

But back to Fitzgerald, He and his wife Zelda have always live in my Imagination, I have her Biography, I've read it (it was given to me by a costumer when I was working at Happy Harry's in Burnside between Radio School and High School. He used to come in and all we'd talk about was The Great Gatsby), but so long ago now I forget most of it. This year....well, actually there has been LOTS of talk about Baz Luhrmann  recreating The Great Gatsby the movie is set to come out this Christmas (I wonder if it's too early to pre-buy my ticket) I will be there. I LOVED the Baz take on Romeo and Juliette and it took me a few times but I liked Moulin Rouge. I am excited to see that Luhrmann will do with this story.  Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby....that will be something to see. Here is the official Trailer........

Looks Delicious right?? I'm not really sure how to feel about it being in 3D.....

I found a scene from The Great Gatsby film that was released in 1974.

Now I need to watch this movie again!! Maybe even read the book......hmmmmm it is my turn to pick the next book for Book Club.....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Deadmau5 - The Veldt Ft Chris James....How it all came together!

I often wonder what led to people writing certain songs. And I discovered the tumblr account for Deadmau5 at about 7:30 this morning, to me delight, he broke down what inspired his latest song, how he discovered Chirs James (The vocals on the song) and really broke down how it all came together. It's based on a Short Story! Too cool. Here is the song.....

And here is the link to the entry I read this morning. Enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

These True Blood Spoilers are MAY-JAH Read the Plots for Episodes 1,2 & 3

Episode 5.01 - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Sookie and Lafayette clean up the Tara and Debbie Pelt mess; Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority; Sam and Alcide deal with an angry werewolf pack.

Episode 5.02 - Authority Always Wins
Tara resurfaces in Bon Temps; Pam recalls her human life and first encounter with Eric; Bill and Eric meet Salome at the Vampire Authority headquarters.

Episode 5.03 - Whatever I Am, You Made Me
Bill and Eric barter for their lives with Roman, the head of the Authority; Jason reunites with his old high school teacher; Sookie searches for Tara.

 Ladies, if you dye your hair (or bleach it) from Dark to Light (Like Me) We can totally put off going to the salon. Thanks to Celebs like Rihanna Roots are ALL THE RAGE. So take off the hat! Show your roots!

From the SMH, WTH & Why files....Ladies and Gentlemen the Robotic Butt

It responds to, Slaps, pokes and Caresses?! Apparently it's part of an experiment to see if we can read emotions from our butts?! But then again, I might have read something wrong.

--> CLICK Robot Butt <-- Some of the comments on the article are rather...crude, you've been warned.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Marianas Trench & Carly Rae Jepsen July 13th Alderney Landing.

JUNO Award-nominated pop rockers Marianas Trench and Carly Rae Jepsen are returning to Halifax to perform at the Alderney Landing Events Plaza on Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m.

Breaking through with Masterpiece Theatre in 2009, Marianas Trench returned in 2011 with their follow up Ever After.  Clocking in at just under an hour, the 12-song disc is constructed around a story written by frontman Josh Ramsay and includes the singles “Fallout” and “Haven’t Had Enough.”

Since its release, Masterpiece Theatre has received platinum-certification in Canada and taken home multiple awards, including a MuchMusic Video Award for the video “Cross My Heart.”  Released on November 21, 2011, Ever After has already been certified gold.

Crafted with her long-time collaborator, writer-producer Ryan Stewarts, Jepsen’s Curiosity includes the hit single “Call Me Maybe,” which she wrote with Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay.  Since the single’s release, she has been signed to Justin Bieber’s manager’s label Schoolboy Records in the U.S., performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, had over 50 million YouTube views and started touring the world.

Vancouver-based Jepsen released her debut Tug of War in 2008 after becoming a finalist on “Canadian Idol.”  She was nominated for a MuchMusic Video Award, a 2010 JUNO Award and had two singles receive gold certification.  The title track beat out the likes of Nickelback to win the 2010 Canadian Radio Music Award for Song of the Year.

Tickets are $47 in advance and $51 day of show (including tax and service charge) and go on sale this Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Alderney Landing box office, at all Ticketpro outlets, by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and online at

To find a Ticketpro outlet in your area, visit: .

This show is open to all ages with a licensed area for those 19+.  This is a rain or shine event.  Gates open at 5 p.m.  Show starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter More Details!!

The embedding has been turned off, but, here is the link:

And, if you haven't read the book YOU ABSOLUTELY need to. So Good! Now this is part of a new Sub Genre of books. Read about them here!!

Dogs Playing Piano. Seriously, they aren't just walking on random keys!