Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 9:05 PM
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"Why" is an overlooked gem of a song Chic produced for Carly for the "Soup for One" film soundtrack back in 1982. Carly had angered her label with the standards collection, "Torch," in 1981 when they wanted a strong followup to 1980's smash, "Jesse." With the momentum slightly broken, "Why" stalled at No. 74. However, the song turned out to be a surprise hit in the U.K., where it flew straight into the top ten. In what was considered somewhat groundbreaking back then, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards had just collaborated with another famous caucasian -- one Debbie Harry -- on her debut solo album, "Koo Koo." ("Jump Jump" was also used for "Soup for One.") Rodgers, of course, would go on to much greater success producing David Bowie and Madonna in the coming years. But pound for pound, "Why" is my favorite song he (and Edwards) produced during this era.
"This Kind of Love," from Carly's new album
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 7:29 AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In this clip, we see beautiful black and white images from co-writer/director's forthcoming film "Ciao." In it, a man named Mark (Charles W. Blaum) dies very unexpectedly and leaves behind two men: Jeff (Adam Neal Smith), his best friend, and Andrea (Alessandro Calza, pictured below, who co-wrote the script), an Italian man he's been corresponding with online. Jeff informs Andreas of Mark's passing, Andrea writes back to express his shock and sympathies. On a whim, they continue their correspondence and a rapport grows between them. They eventually meet, where they extend their e-mail exchanges into more personal and intimate conversations. What began as a tragedy that linked two strangers from different ends of the world becomes a deeply realized friendship that may change their lives forever.
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 4:30 PM
Last night, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" reported some good news out of Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of Democratic Republic of Congo. It seems the authorities have just arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Needless to say, the country's Penis Theft Advisory Level has been lowered accordingly. They couldn't have done this without the biggest dick of all. Thanks, Mr. Ashcroft!
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 9:11 AM
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Debbie Harry, looking like she borrowed a line from Cher and turned back time at the "SqueezeBox" premiere (she's in it!) Julianne Moore and Matthew Modine -- who's morphing into Ed Begley Jr., I'm afraid -- at the "Savage Grace" premiere (this creepy Mom-gay son incenst drama looks fab-u-lous!)
Mariah Carey -- who finally took her f**king sunglasses off for one photo -- and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert DeNiro at the premiere of her film "Tennessee," in which she plays a waitress (wasn't that the description of her other indie, "WiseGirls"?) Madonna at the premiere of her Malawi documentary, "I Am Because We Are"; and Trudie Styler, performance artist Philippe Petit, and Sting attend at "Man On Wire" (WireImage)
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 8:00 AM
Daniel Robinson: Mr. Hairspray
Tommy Berklund: Mr. Chorus Line
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 7:32 AM
Monday, April 28, 2008
In this clip from the gay surfing flick "Shelter," Zach (Trevor Wright), who put art school on hold to help his family, finally succumbs to his feelings for his best friend's sexy older brother (Brad Rowe) ... and this happens. (Via WayOutWest.tv)
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 1:45 PM