Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Day of DREDD!!!

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Missing something?

Motown 25 DVDs In Stores

Fairfax, VA -- When Motown 25: Yesterday · Today · Forever aired on NBC on May 16, 1983, it was an immediate sensation and became one of the most talked about concerts and TV specials ever. In an era before social media, MOTOWN 25 was a true water-cooler event, marking the first time that music fans saw Michael Jackson do the moonwalk (aka: the six seconds that changed the world), in addition to many other iconic performances. Six months after the broadcast, the show deservedly won an Emmy® Award, but has been unseen for over 20 years…until now. Today, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life, in conjunction with de Passe Jones Entertainment and Berry Gordy’s West Grand Media, is making this historic show available on DVD for the very first time.

Motown 25 was taped before a live audience and featured virtually every Motown artist from the company’s inception, including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops and many others. The show also featured many guests outside the Motown Records sphere who had been influenced by Motown artists, including Linda Ronstadt, who performed a memorable duet with Smokey Robinson, Billy Dee Williams, Jose Feliciano and British new wave star Adam Ant, who was riding a wave of popularity from MTV exposure. As an added highlight, the historic evening was hosted by Richard Pryor, who was arguably the hottest comedian in the world at the time. A seminal event in pop culture history, this concert event would go on to provide the backstory for the Tony®-nominated Broadway play, Motown: The Musical, as well as set the bar for all future televised concert events.

Now, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is making this once-in-a-lifetime concert available to music lovers in several different configurations including a deluxe 6-DVD collector’s set, which is available exclusively online at MOTOWN25DVDS.COM. The release features an extended version of the show, with over 20 additional minutes not seen on the original broadcast, as well as brand-new 5.1 surround sound revealing the music to its fullest potential. The 6-DVD set also includes nine newly-produced featurettes and additional bonus programming including:
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Making of Motown 25”, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the concert, and offers new insights into the rise of Motown and its roster of influential stars
  • “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye”
  • “Come and Get These Memories: Inside Hitsville”
  • “Dancin’ In The Streets: The History of Motown”
  • Rare footage of Marvin Gaye ad-libbing at the piano prior to a soulful version of “What’s Going On”
  • Stevie Wonder rehearsal footage
  • A 2-Part Motown 25 Performers Roundtable featuring Smokey Robinson and Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (The Temptations) and Executive Producer Suzanne de Passe, taped at the location of the original concert, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • A “Yesterday · Today · Forever” Production Roundtable with de Passe, Director/Producer Don Mischer and others
  • Over 25 exclusive interviews with performers and crew, including Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas), Smokey Robinson, Nelson George, Gloria Jones, Adam Ant, Buz Kohan (Head Writer), David Goldberg (Executive in Charge of Production), Mickey Stevenson (Former Head of A&R/Songwriter), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Songwriters/Producers) and many more.
Also included in the deluxe collector’s box are an exclusive 48-page collector’s booklet packed with information about the show and artists, production materials and never-before-scene photos from the production, essays on Motown performers, a copy of the original Motown 25 program and more!

The retail releases, dropping on September 30, include a 3-disc set, which features the concert and over six hours of extras, including four featurettes, the Gaye Rehearsal footage, the Performer and Production Roundtables and more; and, the single DVD, which features the newly-remastered concert featuring 5.1 surround sound and over an hour of bonus features.

“Motown 25 was a labor of love for me and many others at Motown Records,” said Suzanne de Passe, the Executive Producer of the TV show, who has overseen the creation of the DVD release. “I’m thrilled the show is being released to DVD for the first time, allowing fans both new and old to experience this magical, musical night in many different ways.”

Price: $79.95
Run time: Approx. 16 hours
Online Exclusive Collection includes:
  • 6 DVDs in deluxe collector’s packaging, featuring a 48-page collector’s book and a copy of the Motown 25 Program; extended version of Motown 25 with over 20 additional minutes not seen in the original broadcast; new 5.1 surround sound
  • 14 hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more
  • Nine featurettes including: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Making of Motown 25”, “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There: The Temptations and Four Tops”, “Come and Get These Memories: Inside Hitsville”, “Dancin’ In The Streets: History of Motown”, “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me: The Miracles”, “My Guy: Smokey Robinson”, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Motown Sound” and “Motown 25 Reboot: The 5.1 Surround Sound Mix”
  • 2-Part Motown Performers Roundtable featuring Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir, Otis Williams and Suzanne de Passe; the “Yesterday, Today, Forever” Production Roundtable featuring de Passe, Suzanne Coston (Producer), Don Mischer (Director/Producer), David Goldberg (Executive in Charge of Production) and Buz Kohan (Head Writer) and a Songwriters Roundtable (1983).
  • Exclusive Interviews with: Suzanne de Passe, Don Mischer, Suzanne Coston, Duke Fakir, Otis Williams, Claudette Robinson, Martha Reeves, Gloria Jones, Smokey Robinson, Adam Ant, Nelson George, Michael Lovesmith, Iris Gordy, Motown Records Songwriters/Producers Norman Whitfield and Holland Dozier, Motown Executives including Shelly Berger, Russ Terrana (Engineer), Janie Bradford, Mickey Stevenson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Songwriters/Producers), Motown 25 writers Buz Kohan, Ruth Robinson and Don Waller, David Goldberg, George Schlatter (George Schlatter Productions), Rick Ludwin (former Head of NBC Specials)
Street Date: September 30
Price: $39.95srp
Run time: 7 hrs, 38mins.
  • 3 DVDs in deluxe collector’s packaging
  • Extended version of Motown 25 with over 20 additional minutes not seen in the original broadcast; new 5.1 surround sound
  • Over six hours of hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.
  • Marvin Gaye Rehearsal Footage
  • Four featurettes including: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Making of Motown 25”, “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There: The Temptations and Four Tops”, “Come and Get These Memories: Inside Hitsville”
  • 2-Part Motown Performers Roundtable; the “Yesterday, Today, Forever” Production Roundtable
  • Exclusive Interviews with: Suzanne de Passe, Don Mischer, Duke Fakir, Otis Williams, Claudette Robinson, Martha Reeves
Street Date: September 30
Price: $19.95srp
  • Extended version of Motown 25 with over 20 additional minutes not seen in the original broadcast; new 5.1 surround sound
  • Over an hour of bonus programming, including “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Making of Motown 25” and Part 1 of the Motown Performers Roundtable

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


raze \ reyz \ , verb;
  1. to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings. 
  2. to shave or scrape off.
Origin: Raze comes from the Middle French verb meaning "to shave," raser , a variant on the Latin rādere , "to scrape." It entered English in the late 1300s. 
Restless Lip Syndrome 
  • When a person keeps interupting a conversation and can't keep her mouth shut.
Chris has to come my house to drink because when we're at his house, Lindas Restless Lip Syndrome prevents us from carrying on a conversation.

  • Treaty of San Ildefonso: secret pact in which Spain ceded Louisiana to France was signed (1800)
  • Yosemite National Park: central California preserve called "the greatest marvel of the continent" was established (1890)
  • Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market. The 2-seater Model Tcost $825. By 1927, when the Model T was phased out, production had become so streamlined that dealers were able to reduce the price to $300. While Ford did not invent theassembly line, he made it so much more efficient that it revolutionized the industry. In the very early days, it took 12 hours to produce an automobile. By 1913, when Ford opened his new, more efficient Model T factory, it took only 93 minutes; by the time the last Model Ts rolled off the line in 1927, a car was produced every 24 seconds. (1908)
  • Walt Disney World: world's largest resort opened its doors southwest of Orlando (1971)
  • James Lawrence 1781
  • William Boeing 1881
  • Vladimir Horowitz 1903
  • Everette Sloane 1909
  • Walter Matthau 1920
  • James Whitmore 1921
  • William Rehnquist 1924
  • Jimmy Carter (U.S.) 1924 worst US President until Obama
  • Max Morath 1926
  • Roger Williams 1926
  • Tom Bosley 1927
  • Laurence Harvey 1928
  • George Peppard 1928
  • Richard Harris 1930
  • Philippe Noiret 1930
  • Frank Gardner 1932
  • Albert Collins 1932
  • Julie Andrews 1935
  • Stella Stevens 1936
  • Edward Vilella 1936
  • Herb Fame (Peaches & Herb) 1943
  • Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone) 1943
  • Scott McKenzie 1944
  • Rod Carew 1945
  • Donny Hathaway 1945
  • Stephen Collins 1947
  • Randy Quaid 1950
  • Howard Hewett 1957
  • Youssou N'Dour 1959
  • Richard Barone 1960
  • Kelly Willis 1968
  • Jay Underwood 1968
  • Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) 1968
  • Zach Galifianakis 1969
  • Jurnee Smollett 1986

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Continuing with the Dredd novels, next up:


This is a compilation of the Dredd comic strips from 2000 AD Progs, numbers 571 - 618. Under this cover you have the years 2110 through 2111. Cover art (above) by Chris Weston.
In a post-apocalyptic world, the US is reduced to two Mega-Cities, containing nearly 500 million citizens each on either coast. To speed up the legal process a policing force of JUDGES enforce the law. One Judge will, on the spot, be Judge, Jury, and if it fits the crime, Executioner. We get to follow the adventures one of the most feared and by-the-book Judges, Joseph Dredd, as he does his job upholding the law and defending Mega-City One.
This edition of the case files includes:
  • Hitman
  • SIMP Saga: Simp About The House
  • Skeet & The Wreckin' Crew
  • The Sage
  • Full Mental Jacket
  • Bloodline (start of the Judge Kraken storyline)
  • Bat Mugger
  • Hottie U
  • The Brainstem Man
  • Twister (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)
  • PJ Maybe's Summer Holiday
  • Strange Customs
  • The Circus
  • 3001 a Space Opera
  • Worms (cover art came from this story)
  • When gods intervene (see Dredd SMILE!)
  • Eldster Ninja Mud-Wrestling Vigilantes
  • Blame it on the Moon
  • Curse of the Spiderwoman (and Return)
  • Alzheimer's Block
  • Tyger, Tyger
  • Our Man In Hondo
  • That Sweet Stuff
  • Spok's Mock Choc
  • Crazy Barry, Little Mo
In this volume we see some coloring of the artwork, so it's not just black and white with cross hatching. You also see some major diversity in the artwork amongst the various artists. It almost seems that the artists are so distracted by getting to use color that the quality of the artwork occasionally suffered.

What's key in this year in the start of the BLOODLINE story. Kraken was a JUDDA, that the Justice Department wants to reform and make into a street Judge. Dredd isn't getting any younger, and since they are cloned from the same stock, they want to keep the bloodline on the street. Will this experiment be a success? Future volumes will tell... 

We also get to see HONDO CITY, the Japanese Mega City and what their Judges look like. Kinda like a Power Ranger.

He's smart. He's tough. He's the LAW! He's so by-the-book that he makes you laugh at times. Great stuff! A definite MUST READ! Get to it, citizen!

Find it in Kindle format:

Or at 2000 AD

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

cherry-pick \ CHER-ee-pik \ , verb; 
  1. Informal . to select with great care: You can cherry-pick your own stereo components . 
  2. Informal . (in retail use) to buy only the sale items and ignore the other merchandise. 
Origin: Cherry-pick entered English in the 1960s possibly as an extension of the slang term cherry-picker , defined by Railroad Magazine in 1940 as a "switchman, so called because of red lights on switch stands. Also any railroad man who is always figuring on the best jobs and sidestepping undesirable ones." 
  • Military term, 'Fucking New Guy' usually someone just out of training or just transfered into the unit/AO, who either hasn't proved his worth or doesn't know how to operate properly due to lack of experiance.
"Damnit, nearly everyone here is an FNG, we'll be wiped out on the next op"

  • US Senate: Pennsylvanians William Maclay and Robert Morris became the first two members elected to the federal body (1788)
  • The Magic Flute: Mozart's opera opened in Vienna (1791)
  • ether: was used as an anesthetic for the first time by Boston dentist William Morton (1846)
  • Little Women: Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of four sisters growing up during the US Civil War was published (1868)
  • Munich Agreement: France, Italy, Germany and Britain signed a pact allowing Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland; it became synonymous with appeasement (1938)
  • Nuremberg Trials: 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes (1946)
  • James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause star died in a car crash at age 24 (1955)
  • Republic of Botswana: African nation declared its independence from Britain (1966)
  • William Wrigley, Jr. 1861 - Chewing gum tycoon
  • Johnny (John Thomas) Allen 1905 - Baseball pitcher
  • Deborah Kerr (Trimmer) 1921 - Actress ("The King and I", "Separate Tables")
  • Oscar Pettiford 1922 - Musician, played with Charlie Barnet, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Getz
  • Truman Capote (Streckfus Persons) 1924 - Writer (In Cold Blood, Other Voices, Breakfast at Tiffany's), actor
  • Robin Roberts 1926 - Baseball pitcher
  • Angie Dickinson 1931 - Actress (Police Woman, Cassie and Company)
  • Johnny Podres 1932 - Baseball pitcher
  • Cissy Houston 1933
  • Jill Corey 1935 - Singer
  • Johnny Mathis 1935 - Singer
  • Len Cariou 1939
  • Dewey Martin 1942 - Musician (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Frankie Lymon 1942
  • Marilyn McCoo 1943 - Singer (5th Dimension), TV hostess (Solid Gold)
  • Austin "Red" Robbins 1944 - Basketball player
  • Sylvia Peterson 1947 - Singer (The Chiffons)
  • Marc Bolan (Mark Feld) 1947 - Musician (T.Rex)
  • Rula Lenska 1947
  • Andy Maurer 1948 - Football player
  • Catie Ball-Condon 1951 - Swimmer
  • John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs) 1952
  • Deborah Allen 1953 - Singer
  • Victoria Tennant 1953 - Actress
  • Calvin Levels 1954
  • Patrice Rushen 1954
  • Barry Williams (Blenkhorn) 1954 - Actor (The Brady Bunch)
  • Basia 1956
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall 1956
  • Fran Drescher 1957
  • Marty Stuart 1958
  • Debrah Farentino 1959
  • Eric Stoltz 1961 - Actor (Some Kind of Wonderful, The Glass Menagerie)
  • Crystal Bernard 1961 - Actress (Happy Days, Wings)
  • Dave Magadan 1962 - Baseball player
  • Marley Marl 1962
  • Eddie Montgomery 1963
  • Robby Takac 1964 - (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • Lisa Thornhill 1966
  • Monica Bellucci 1968
  • Jenna Elfman 1971
  • Ashley Hamilton 1974
  • Mike Damus 1979
  • Martina Hingis 1980
  • Dominique Moceanu 1981
  • Lacy Chabert 1982
  • Kieran Culkin 1982
Jenna Elfman

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rixton Release Wait On Me Interactive Video

British sensations Rixton have released an interactive video to their hit single "Wait On Me." In the video, the band is performing at a Gatsby-themed party and the host's wife shows interest in vocalist, Jake Roche. Fans have the ability to click through the video and ultimately chose what happens to Jake. Head over to Buzznet to check out the video and play along!

"Wait On Me" is the lead-off single on Rixton's debut full-length album, Let The Road, which will be available for pre-order at beginning September 30th and at all digital partners on October 7th.

Chose Jake's fate in the interactive "Wait On Me" video here:

"Wait on Me" on iTunes:

Me And My Broken Heart EP on iTunes:

Rixton Online Store:


Look forward to KATY!!!


Hotty of the day

And... NY Baseball is done.

Doesn't matter which team you love or hate, both aren't playing October baseball this year, which means fewer assholes making a big deal about who's superior. 


Weekend(s) Box Office - 09/29/2014

Last week (09/22/2014)
Box Office
1. The Maze Runner $32.5M
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones $12.8M
3. This Is Where I Leave You $11.6M
4. No Good Deed $9.79M
5. Dolphin Tale 2 $8.87M
Current week (09/29/2014)
  1. The Equalizer $35.0M
  2. The Maze Runner $17.5M
  3. The Boxtrolls $17.25M
  4. This Is Where I Leave You $7.01M
  5. Dolphin Tale 2 $4.84M
I went to Cancun for a week and I came back to a whole new set of movies in the top five. 

'Bout time! 

Unfortunately, I have no interest in a single one of them. I am not sure if there is a single flick coming out soon that looks good either, except for the forthcoming bloodsucking flick Dracula Untold

Monday, September 29, 2014

flibbertigibbet \ FLIB-er-tee-jib-it \ , noun; 
  1. Archaic . a gossip. 
  2. a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
Origin: Flibbertigibbet is of obscure origin, but is thought have been formed as an imitative representation of the sound of chatter or gossip. It entered English in the late 1400s. 
White Girl Wasted
  • To be extremely drunk, high or a mixture of both. The term is derived from the extreme inebriation most commonly experienced by white females between age 17 to 27.
Tonight is 50 cent shot night, we getting white girl wasted for sure!
  • Richard II: became the first English king to abdicate his throne; he was forced to do so by his successor, Henry IV, and died shortly thereafter (1399)
  • bobbies: Sir Robert Peel's police force went on duty at Scotland Yard (1829)
  • Tylenol scare: began with the first of seven deaths in the Chicago area from ingestion of cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules (1982)
  • Dow Jones: had its steepest one-day drop in history, 778 points (2008)
  • Miguel de Cervantes 1547
  • Horatio Nelson (England) 1758
  • Gene Autry 1907
  • Richard Harkness 1907
  • Greer Garson 1908
  • Michelangelo Antonioni 1912
  • Stanley Kramer 1913
  • Trevor Howard 1916
  • Lizabeth Scott 1922
  • Bum Phillips 1923
  • Steve Forrest 1924
  • Anita Ekberg 1931
  • Jerry Lee Lewis 1935 - Musician
  • Larry Linville 1939
  • Jean-Luc Ponty 1942
  • Madeline Kahn 1942
  • Ian McShane 1942
  • Lech Walesa 1943
  • Mike Post 1944
  • Patricia Hodge 1946
  • Bryant Gumbel 1948
  • Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly) 1948
  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) 1948
  • Alvin Crow 1950
  • Sebastian Coe 1956
  • Suzzy Roche (The Roches) 1956
  • Andrew "Dice" Clay 1958
  • Les Claypool (Primus) 1963
  • Devante Swing 1969
  • Emily Lloyd 1970
  • Natasha Gregson Wagner 1970  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sorry Megan

I tried to keep it out of her hair