Monday, January 25, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Interestingly, although it got over 9 millions stream from Xmas Day to NYE 2020 that’s not what got it over the line. 1 download = 200 streams and Last Christmas got just over 1500 paid for downloads whereas All I Want For Christmas is You only got just over 700 paid downloads. So for the extra 99p x 800 downloads (roughly £800) spent by Wham fans it made it to number one! Bargain!
Let' hope it regularly makes the number one spot each and every year. Best. Song. Ever.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
And, the raving is well justified. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of Billy Wilder’s 1950 film is certainly brilliantly staged. Nikolai Foster’s production promotes the very building itself to star status; alongside Ria Jones as Norma and Danny Mac as Joe. Many of the scenes take place not only on stage in the round, but backstage, in the balcony, around the wonderful 16-piece orchestra, up in the rigs of the fly tower and even underneath the raked seating.
The music is of course great, the singing spot on, and the tone just right.
It is a great production of a great musical (if not quite pipping the superlative Watermill Theatre's 2009 production at the Comedy Theatre.)
"Oh, they shot my screenplay... they shot the thing dead."
High points (and there are many)?
All of "Let’s Have Lunch"
Most of "With One Look"
Everything about "New Ways to Dream"
And all of "As If We Never Said Goodbye"
The rumbling baritone of Adam Pearce as Max Von Mayerling
Douglas O’Connell’s video design - it overlays much of the action on stage
Ria Jones's make-up
Award of the night?
Danny Mac's matinee idol jaw-line
Monday, January 18, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
“It’s A Sin” has #Daleks in it! Tribute to @DoctorWho actor Dursley McLinden (Sgt Mike Smith) who died of AIDS...
As a tribute to the Doctor Who actor who played Sgt Mike Smith who died of AIDS.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
He is undoubtedly a popular person. He obviously has talent as a comedian and presenter. He is well loved my millions.
But... he gets on my tits.
The BBC schedules are peppered with adverts for it:-
“Watch The WHEEEEEEEL!!”
“Spin The WHEEEEEEEEEL!!!”
Not only that but The Wheel itself is dreadful. I can imagine the BBC production meeting, "Look guys, get on to the BBC advert folks. We need to carpet bomb adverts for it across all channels. We've paid a fortune for this format - SO. IT. CAN. NOT. FAIL!"
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
It's A Sin (Russell T Davies' new drama): Having now seen Ep1 I have a eight things to say... Spoiler: Its fab!
Monday, January 11, 2021
So Trump’s been kicked off Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. His power is ebbing. And as a mere mortal, repeatedly spreading disinformation, fake news, hate, and inciting violence will get you thrown off social media platforms.
He’s probably reaching for his MySpace, Goggle+, Buzz, Vine, Yik Yak, Meerkat, FriendsReunited or Friendster creds. Oh wait...
Friday, January 08, 2021
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
And when I'm down I don't really feel like posting on here. Or chatting.
But that's going to change.
New Year and new outlook.
What has happen has happened.
The past is only light with which we can see the future.