Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thinking Renovation 28 September







Glee Cast – Glee Sings the Beatles (2013)



Glee Cast – Glee Sings The Beatles - OST-2013

Artist: Glee Cast

Album: Glee Sings the Beatles

Genre: Pop

Label: ℗ 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Store Date: Sep 23, 2013

Get ready for some Gleatlemania! The Glee cast introduces The Beatles’ legacy to a new generation with Glee Sings The Beatles. This release 14 songs from the first two episodes of Glee’s fifth season, which premiered in September 2013. The album features the Glee cast’s take on the Fab Four’s iconic classics such as “All You Need Is Love,” “Let It Be,” and “A Hard Day’s Night”.

Track Listing:

1 Yesterday (Glee Cast Version)

2 Drive My Car (Glee Cast Version)

3 Got To Get You Into My Life (Glee Cast Version)

4 You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (Glee Cast Version)

5 Help (Glee Cast Version)

6 A Hard Day’s Night (Glee Cast Version)

7 I Saw Her Standing There (Glee Cast Version)

8 All You Need Is Love (Glee Cast Version)

9 Get Back (Glee Cast Version)

10 Here Comes the Sun (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Demi Lovato]

11 Something (Glee Cast Version)

12 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Glee Cast Version)

13 Hey Jude (Glee Cast Version)

14 Let It Be (Glee Cast Version)

A Maggie Smith Moment







Trivia Bits 28 September


  • The second tallest building in New York is the Empire State Building at a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high, built in 1931 with a total of 102 floors.
  • Winning nine academy awards, the 1959 movie Gigi starred Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold.
  • Jake Sully was played by Sam Worthington in the 2009 movie Avatar an epic science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron.
  • The first generation iPhone was released by Apple on June 29, 2007.
  • The last US president to be born in the 19th century was Dwight Eisenhower.
  • USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine launched on 21 January 1954.
  • The Roman name for London was Londonium.
  • Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 in Westminster Abbey London.
  • In the musical The King and I, the song Hello Young Lovers is performed by the character Anna Leonowens.
  • The hard tip of a shoelace is called the aglet.

It’s Weekend



Quotables 28 September


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Friday, September 27, 2013

Thinking Renovation 27 September







More Places I Would Like To See







Just For Fun 27 September





Cher – Closer to the Truth (2013)




Cher – Closer to the Truth (Deluxe Version) (2013)

Artist: Cher

Album: Closer to the Truth (Deluxe Version)

Genre: Pop

℗ 2013 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Store Date: 20 September 2013

The one and only Cher is back and released her first studio album in over 10 years. Her new album, Closer To The Truth, is was released on September 24th on Warner Bros. Records. Cher debuted “Woman s World,” the first single from her upcoming album, on the June 18th season finale of NBC s “The Voice.”

Cher counts Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and several Golden Globes amongst her long list of awards. Her multi-platinum Believe album which sold 20 million copies contained the single “Believe,” selling 11 million copies. Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the last six decades.

Cher’s back and sounding possibly the best she ever has.

Track Listing:

1 Woman’s World

2 Take It Like a Man

3 My Love

4 Dressed to Kill

5 Red

6 Lovers Forever

7 I Walk Alone

8 Sirens

9 Favorite Scars

10 I Hope You Find It

11 Lie to Me

12 I Don’t Have to Sleep To Dream (Bonus Track)

13 Pride (Bonus Track)

14 You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (Bonus Track)

Cher - Woman's World


A PALINDROME is a word or sentence that reads the same backwards and forwards


  • Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
  • Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
  • Cain: a maniac!
  • Campus motto: bottoms up, Mac.
  • Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
  • Cleveland: DNA Level C.
  • Dennis sinned.
  • Dennis and Edna sinned.
  • Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.
  • Dennis, no Misfit can act if Simon sinned.

Ringo Starr Receives French Award



Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has joined one of the art world's most exclusive clubs after being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

In Monaco where an exhibition featuring two of his paintings is taking place, the man who is considered one of the world's best drummers was handed the award Tuesday by France's ambassador Hugues Moret.

"I'm a drummer, but I can do other things. Like painting, living, breathing," the 73-year-old quipped while posing for photos in front of the museum, which coincidentally has on display an old, bright yellow submarine.

The award ceremony took place in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, which is holding an exhibition that showcases the hidden passion for art of various famous people including Starr, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan.

He joins a club that already features Chinese film director Wong Kar Wai, Scottish actor Sean Connery, singer David Bowie and the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

The Yellow Submarine finally has its own authentic Commander Ringo!

Movie Review ... The Incredible Burt Wonderstone


The-Incredible-Burt-Wonderstone-posterLas Vegas and magic go hand in hand.  Both deal with the art of illusion with the suspense in receiving the ultimate pay-off palatable.  This is why so many Vegas set productions have featured magic and mystical happenings.  ‘Wonderstone’ has plenty of those within its decent comedy.  Vegas is still portrayed as an ode to ultra-kitsch tackiness although the trick is in unearthing its true manner behind the facade.

Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are one of Las Vegas’ biggest magic acts.  When an accident forces Anton to retire, Burt attempts to go it alone. Unfortunately his efforts are unsuccessful, especially when he finds himself competing with extreme street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey).  Desperate to please his casino owner boss Doug (James Gandolfini), Burt aims to reunite with Anton and restore their reputation as Vegas’ finest dazzling partnership.

Those expecting the magic of originality with ‘Wonderstone’ may be disappointed.  It follows a familiar path with the various obstacles its characters face routine.  What it lacks in that area it more than makes up for in the performer’s enthusiasm.  The leads elevate the predictable script with some fine characterisation bringing life to their roles.  As Burt struggles to adapt to changing tastes, re-discovering his love for his art is amusingly conveyed by Carell’s dead-pan delivery. 

‘Wonderstone’ has a lot of heart without making it too saccharine.  The character development is handled effectively with the comedy more reliant on genuine wit than crudity.  This makes for an easy-flowing film making the most of its premise.  The street-scapes of Vegas look suitably spectacular, often mirroring the gargantuan task Burt has in returning from the professional abyss.

A fun, amiable slice of fluff ‘Wonderstone’ does the required job. It isn’t a genre world-beater but there are plenty of laughs to be had – which is a trick not many comedies know how to perform.


Movie Review Rating out of 10:  7

Movie Review by Patrick Moore

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Cool Images 27 September


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NCIS Planning New Orleans Based Spin-Off



TV’s most watched drama is planning an off-shoot that will be set in New Orleans and introduced via a planted pilot to air during spring 2014.

NCIS: New Orleans will be executive-produced by NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg and series star Mark Harmon.

The NCIS New Orleans office apparently handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.

The news comes less than a year after CBS announced its plan for an NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off, NCIS: Red, which aired last spring as a planted pilot (starring Kim Raver and John Corbett) but failed to land a spot on the 2013-14 schedule.

A Mae West Moment







Ray Charles Stamp Released



Legendary soul singer Ray Charles, who died in 2004, has been added to the US Postal Service’s “Music Icons Forever” series of stamps. It is on sale in the US, along with a CD, Ray Charles Forever, that features an unreleased Charles recording of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.

Trivia Bits 27 September


  • Famed Australian singer, Johnny O’Keefe’s middle name was Michael.
  • Olafur Thors was Prime Minister on five different occasions in Iceland.
  • The word tsunami comes from Japan and literally means harbour wave.
  • Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.
  • English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, JRR Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married when they eloped at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954.
  • John F Kennedy was sworn in the 35th US President on January 20, 1961.
  • In Indian cookery, kulfi is a type of ice-cream traditionally set in cone-shaped moulds.
  • The sci-fi series the X-Files introduced such slogans as such as "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", and "I Want to Believe".
  • The title character in the Nursery Rhyme There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe fed her children with “some broth without any bread”.

Food For The Weekend







Finally … Friday



Quotables 27 September


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Thursday, September 26, 2013