ourdramaqueen: (dom precious)
With Dom Monaghan (in great shape) and Megan Fox in the roles of Eminem and his ex-wife Kim. Great song, great video portraying the tug-o-war between love and hate in an abusive relationship. Check out the HD version if you have a fast internet connection and a fast computer with enough memory. :)

ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo fairer than most)
First of all regarding The Hobbit:

Thanks to Kristin Thompson: Ian McKellen contributes reassuring tweets

From Deadline.com: Two Studios Trying To Talk Peter Jackson Into Helming 'The Hobbit' Films (Say Yes!)

And from ContactMusic.com: Yates Not Directing The Hobbit

The latter two links are courtesy of Doug Adams, author of the (finally) upcoming book "The Music of the Lord of the Rings films". Check out Doug's revamped website/blog and his teaser info for the book (scroll down a bit), which will be revealed in full this coming Monday, 21 June! Here are some more tidbits and a link to the blog of Gary Ellison, designer/art director of the book, who has his own teaser info.

And for those who don't subscribe to the Weta newsletter: they now sell Frodo's and Sam's hobbit ears! :D

Music meme

Feb. 21st, 2010 12:49 pm
ourdramaqueen: (the doors)
One of the music memes making the rounds:

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to.
So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your iPod/iTunes or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs.
No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun! Then tag your friends.

This way to my list )

I only have a small part of my collection on my Zen and therefore I did edit out a couple of double appearances by the same artists, but otherwise followed instructions. :)
ourdramaqueen: (the doors)
Gakked from various people on my flist: What song was #1 in the charts on the day I was born?

Switzerland: Demis Roussos "Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye"
Germany: Gilbert O'Sullivan "Get Down"
UK: Wizzard "See My Baby Jive"
USA: Paul McCartney and Wings "My Love"
New Zealand: Tony Orlando & Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"

Don't remember any of these songs off the top of my head, and the only artists that I'm familiar with are Paul McCartney and Wings and Demis Roussos, plus I think I've heard (of) Wizzard before. Can't go look for Youtube videos of these songs, I'm afraid, since I'm at work.
ourdramaqueen: (quills sweetest taboo)
but since sometime yesterday, while working I've had Laith Al-Deen's "Dein Lied" (the single with four different versions on it) on repeat on my Zen. I mean, there's no particular reason for this. It is a beautiful song, but still. o_O



Feb. 22nd, 2009 11:13 pm
ourdramaqueen: (wood witch)
I happened across Goldfrapp at Glastonbury 2008 on BBC HD and while I'd heard of the band, I didn't think I had actually heard them, but in fact several songs sounded familiar - and not only "Ooh la la". I quite like what I'm hearing. Not so sure about the singer's outfit, but then this is Glastonbury... ;D

Well they're finishing, so I guess I should take that as my clue to sign off and go to bed, since it's Monday tomorrow. Have a good night!
ourdramaqueen: (lij neo2 cool)

'Notorious' scribe takes on Run-DMC
Cheo Hodari Coker will adapt 'Tougher Than Leather'

By Jay A. Fernandez
Jan 29, 2009, 01:00 AM ET

Cheo Hodari Coker is making himself quite a morbid niche: writing biopics about slain rap stars.

The "Notorious" screenwriter is attached to adapt Bill Adler's "Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biography" for DJ Classicz, the urban arm of Davis Entertainment. DJ Classicz president Dallas Jackson optioned the book recently and will produce with production partner John Davis.

Adler, the group's former publicist, will executive produce.

While Fox Searchlight's "Notorious," released two weeks ago, outlines the life and premature death of Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., "Tougher" will explore the history of hip-hop's first superstars: Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, who was shot to death in his Queens studio in 2002.

Read more... )

Now here's a rap group I liked - certainly most of their singles; never owned any of their albums. And doesn't the fact that I remember them from way back date me? :D I still think "Walk This Way" is pure genius, plus of course it provided a big comeback for Aerosmith! Can't remember "My Adidas" at all, but it's well possible that I'd recognize it on hearing.
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo manson ttt)
Last night was even worse, with me waking up not only after 5AM, no, also sometime around 3:30. Today will be even more fun than yesterday was... *yawns again*

Anyway - anyone decided they want to come to the TTT screening with live soundtrack in Lucerne in March 2009? So far it's me and [livejournal.com profile] ladysunrope, and we'll get tickets for the performance of Saturday, 14 March 2009, 7.30 pm. Ticket sales open today, and I'd like to get good seats. It should of course still be possible to get tickets a bit later, but this way we could all sit together. Comment if you're interested please! :)
ourdramaqueen: (lotr merry rotk victory)

By Doug Adams, author of the upcoming (though now later than originally intended for a reason which he can't openly reveal yet - I'm thinking it will tie in with the release of The Hobbit :D; see his previous blog entires for more info) book "The Music of the Lord of the Rings":

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Two Towers Live Confirmed for Lucerne

The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra has now officially confirmed: The Two Towers Live will premiere in Lucerne, Switzerland on the four following dates:

Friday, 13 March 2009, 7.30 pm
Saturday, 14 March 2009, 7.30 pm
Sunday, 15 March 2009, 11 am
Sunday, 15 March 2009, 6.30 pm

Tickets will be available beginning September 30 at Art Production's official site.

Howard Shore and I both hope to reconvene for pre-concert lectures, if schedules allow.

omg omg omg!!!! So, how many tickets do I need to get?! :D I can promise you it's an utterly AMAZING experience to see the films with the soundtrack being played live by a full orchestra, choir and soloists! I know it's a long way off yet but if you'd like to come and are not sure yet whether you can actually make it, I'm certain I can sell on the ticket should you not be able to - the FotR performances last year were all sold out, therefore buying tickets quickly is recommended I think. Let me know which dates/times would work for you.


Aug. 26th, 2008 10:45 am
ourdramaqueen: (the doors)
I still know my way around 80's music! Not perfect memory, but still pretty damn good. :D

The Ultimate 80's Pop Music Test )

Yes, I know The Doors aren't 80s, but *gasp* I don't have any 80s music related icons, so this one probably comes closest.

Apologies for hardly replying to comments or commenting on posts, just not been feeling very talkative - except for doing memes etc., obviously, but that doesn't involve much actual writing. I will catch up eventually!

Oh damn

Mar. 3rd, 2008 07:08 pm
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo merry rotk grey havens)

Guitarist Jeff Healey dies at 41
By Robert Thompson, Billboard

March 4, 2008

TORONTO -- Legendary Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey died Sunday in a Toronto hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 41.

Read more... )

Damn. I lost sight of him sometime in the 90s, but I always loved his songs. Jeff had such a unique style. Rest in peace, Jeff. I am certain you were a great inspiration to many.
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jdsmylover for the heads up - I checked Myspace earlier today but this wasn't up yet.

From Daniel Dae Kim's Myspace:


Sometimes having some unexpected extra time can be a good thing - more time with your loved ones, catching up on movies, books or sometimes, just plain ole' sleeping. In my case, I've been able to use it for a labor of love. I just finished directing the video for a song by Harold Perrineau. It's called "Stay Strong." It's a kind of 'thank you card' to the troops in Iraq and their service to our country. Harold wrote the song over the summer and when he played it for me, I was so moved by it that I offered to direct the video. Not only do I think it's a great song, but I really respect that the fact that he agreed to donate the profits from the sale of the video to charity, specifically The Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury.
It was shot and edited here in Hawaii (except for the war footage, which was generously provided by ABC News) with some very talented young filmmakers at my side. Without their help, along with some incredibly bighearted members of the LOST crew, this video could not have been made. A big mahalo nui to all of you.
You can find it on my video page here, or on YouTube:


Regardless of how you feel about the war, I hope you'll agree that our troops deserve our support - especially during this special season.
Speaking of which, happy holidays to all of you. Thank you for helping make this year such a great one, even through its darkest moments.
May 2008 bring you many blessings, and I'll talk to you again in the new year.


The song really is good - Harold has a beautiful voice - and the video is very fitting and well directed, IMHO. Well done you two and everyone else involved! ♥

Please help spread the word about this - it's for a good cause!
ourdramaqueen: (wood witch)
I've uploaded some bellydance music for [livejournal.com profile] samena and thought others might be interested, so I'm posting the links here. :)

The first upload is from a mixed CD I have called "The Best of Bellydance from Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon":


The second one is a CD by a band called Ssassa, who I've seen at some bellydance/oriental fair/market/event quite a few years ago. Their style is oriental/gypsy, therefore a bit different from the above:


I hope you'll enjoy them! :)
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
This video by the WGA (Writers' Guild of America) explains it:

Read more... )

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] txvoodoo for the link!

Heads up for British John Barrowman fans: He will be touring the UK with his upcoming album during April 2008! Tickets go on sale Friday 9th November, album release date is the coming Monday, 12th November. You can listen to extracts from some of the songs here. If you (like me) can't see the player on that page: It's under the picture of the album cover; right-click on that area and then choose "play" and it should work, as long as you have the Flash plugin. Also watch out for John on Strictly Come Dancing this Sunday 11th November, and on GMTV on the 12th. More info at his official site.

Good news of today: My copy of Starlog #341, which I'd got off eBay because it features an interview with Sean Maher, arrived today. One thing worth getting up for! \o/

ETA: On a related note, check out [livejournal.com profile] meoinya's reports of her three trips to Firefly/Serenity conventions within the last month:

Starfury's Serenity: Infinity
Creation's Firefly/Serenity Salute
Starfury's Serenity LA

The latter two contain some interesting information which came from Sean Maher and Nathan Fillion, respectively... and in the former case particularly rather confirms the opinion I have of Starfury owner Sean H., while the latter I have already heard about, only with a higher number of months mentioned. I doubt very, very much that I'll go to Serenity: Complete next April, even if I could schedule it in. Hey, I can hope they'll add Sean Maher to the guest list of FedCon - it's unlikely that I can go the whole weekend, but they do sell day tickets...
ourdramaqueen: (torchwood captain jack mischief)
This is just in from George, moderator of the (official) John Barrowman mailing list, and I assume it should appear on John's official website very soon:

Well after months of my dodging rumors and queries to which I had to keep silent but UNTIL NOW!!! I can happily, giddily announce the following :

John Barrowman releases his highly anticipated album Another Side on November 12th out on Sony BMG.

Another Side is a collection of songs that John has long admired and wanted to reinterpret in his own distinctive way. Across a number of musical genres, but predominantly sumptuous, streamlined pop, he lends his rich vocals to, amongst others, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", Elton John's "Your Song", and Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now". His rendition of Billy Joel's "She's Always A Woman To Me" is velvet and sensuous, as is his heartfelt interpretation of All Out of Love.

I am VERY curious for this album! :D
ourdramaqueen: (nightrunner alec seregil sick)
when the song lyrics

You had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend

make you think of Seregil in his Lady Gwethelyn disguise... :)

Yes I know that it continues with That I had in February of last year, and Seregil wasn't Alec's boyfriend at that point. So sue me. :P

*from the Killers' "Somebody Told Me"
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
And no not the composer, but the former lead singer of Skid Row! :) I just stumbled across his myspace, and apparently he's been touring with Guns N Roses in the US&Canada?! Need to check out the Frameshift 2 CD he mentions, and keep an eye out for his new solo CD which should be released sometime this year!

From his profile: Recurring character 'Gil' on The CW Network's "The Gilmore girls", 4rd season.

Eeeeeeh!! I knew he'd done some Broadway musicals, but not this! Errr, anyone on my flist watch Gilmore Girls? If yes, any idea how much he was in it? I'd SO get that season on DVD if he had a decent amount of screentime...

Oh cool!

Dec. 5th, 2006 09:29 pm
ourdramaqueen: (Default)

Stadlober to play Austrian pop icon
MR Film, Constantin prep Falco biopic

By ED MEZABERLIN — Robert Stadlober, who starred in Marco Kreuzpaintner's hit film "Summer Storm," will portray late 1980s pop star Falco in an upcoming Austrian-German co-production from Vienna-based MR Film and Munich's Constantin Film.
Austrian Thomas Roth will helm the pic from his own script, which chronicles the life of the classical music prodigy turned Austrian pop star.

Born Johann Hoelzel, Falco enjoyed such decade-defining hits as "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Der Kommissar," and remains a legend in his native country. Falco died in a car accident in 1998.

Stadlober, a fellow Austrian and musician, is currently shooting Kreuzpaintner's fantasy epic "Krabat," starring Daniel Bruehl ("A Friend of Mine"), David Kross ("Tough Enough") and Hanno Koffler ("The Red Baron").

Not like I was a massive fan of Falco, but I think it's cool that Robert gets to play him - although he seems a bit young to me for it - how old is he anyway? *looks to German LJers*

And Krabat? I watched the animated film once as a child and I don't think anything else ever made me feel so 'uncomfortable'. (Actually, there was something, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was right now.) Anyway, I never could bring myself to watch it again. *shudder* I had forgotten (or more likely, suppressed the memory) that they were shooting a live action version...
ourdramaqueen: (lij dangerous beauty)


Choose one of the streaming links in the top left.

ETA: Oops, the band isn't there due to car troubles, but Lij is!
ourdramaqueen: (sean maher by serenitysangel)
This is the main reason why I was so silent this weekend. :D It was a great albeit very long day. You have to admire these elderly gentlemen, for still having enough energy for doing such shows, particularly Mick Jagger who's hardly ever standing still. The two support acts, Swiss band Lovebugs and Brits Kasabian were very good too. My sister (who got hold of some really cheap tickets for us) and I had a great day. And it only rained very briefly and lightly too!

Minor update on Sean Maher's new project, Wedding March: I asked on the IMDB Boards if anyone knew what role he plays, and according to some people who seem to have been extras on the shoot... he plays the boyfriend of John Stamos' character, Shel!!!!! *dies* Someone said they weren't sure but thought he was a lawyer, and he played the character "kind of uptight" from what they saw. Another poster said his name is Ted and they managed to get a "sweet" prop photo from the film that was on the fridge in the background of a few scenes: Ted with his arms around Shel.

omg. Considering this is made for US TV, I wonder if they will dare to show them kiss...? *whimper*

Erm right, back to work - I still have an essay to write...

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