Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Help an Artist! Merry Ellen Kirk Needs You!

Regular followers of this blog will have heard me singing the praises of the uber talented Merry Ellen Kirk. The first time I heard her EP, "Feather & A Leaf," I was blown away - so much so that I wrote this. Four months later, I have almost all of Merry Ellen's recordings, and the tracks on "Feather & A Leaf" are amongst my Most Played list on iTunes.

Right now, Merry Ellen Kirk is listed on ArtistSignal, vying to be September's most voted for artist. If she wins, there's a $10,000 prize, and no doubt you can understand just how much that would help her out in recording more material, and getting herself better known - as she very much deserves to be. As things stand, she is in the top ten, which is an amazing achievement in itself! By following this link, you can vote for Merry Ellen, and help her take the top spot. What's so brilliant about this is, people can vote as may times as they like AND you can win rewards if you vote often. Rewards include free downloads, and signed CDs - which basically means - by clicking a button several times and "tipping"Merry Ellen tiny amounts, you can win music! Good deal, right? :D

I can't explain how much love I have for Merry Ellen Kirk's music. Perhaps it's the writer in me that is mesmerised by how she weaves beautiful words into music - and her voice? Perfection. SO, if you have an appreciation for real, genuine talent and hard working musicians, click the links above and show her some support. You won't regret it, I promise!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Your Man Reminder - A Fun App With a Serious Message

This is TECHNICALLY not entirely an entertainment post, more like a public service announcement for women, but it IS entertaining, so I'm sharing!

I was sitting next to my mum today, while she was on Facebook, and one of those random videos lurked on her timeline. It had had the heading ALL LADIES MUST WATCH. Normally, I ignore that kind of thing, but the two shirtless men in the preview video caught my eye! ;)

What the video actually is, is an advert for a new free app for women, to remind them to regularly check their breasts for abnormalities, but it's done in such a way that it's not clinical and dull. It's funny, and when dealing with something as serious as breast cancer, you need to lighten the fears just a little.

This video is actually a year old, but whether you've seen it before or not, it's still a great way for ladies to remember to regularly check themselves! Enjoy!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Fozzy Merchandise Alert!!

Anyone who loves Fozzy will know that Fozzy band merchandise isn't all that easy to come by if you can't get to a gig. There are websites that sell Fozzy t-shirts and hoodies, but the only hoodies I've been able to find are super old, and don't have the current band line-up on them. :( However, new merchandise is now available from a superb company called Fable Label

Right now, they have three Fozzy t-shirt designs: The brand new "Spider" t-shirt, the Sin & Bones 2013 Europe tour t-shirt, and the Gaga Must Be Destroyed t-shirt. I picked up a Spider t-shirt on the tour, and I can more than vouch for the quality of the material and the design. They are fantastic, so if you've always wanted a Fozzy t-shirt, you have no more excuses to delay - especially since they are offering a 15% discount with the code: FOZZYROCKS

Another awesome thing: when I discovered Fable Label, I asked about the possibility of them making girl t-shirts, since I am not keen on wearing massive over-sized man shirts, and I know a lot of other female Fozzy fans have said the same thing. The fabulous people at Fable Label said, yes! So, keep your eyes peeled, ladies!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Chris Jericho in 'Jon Davis Gets a Sex Robot'

Hard to know where to start with this one LOL!

So, Chris Jericho, man of many talents, is involved with a brand new project from The YOMYOMF Network! The project? A YouTube mini series called "Jon Davis Gets A Sex Robot".

The title is self-explanatory.

I gotta say, this bizarre little show appeals to the twisted side of my personality, and after watching the first two episodes (webisodes?), I'm hooked!

The most recent episode featured Mr Jericho as Rob, Jon Davis' sex obsessed buddy. The guy has a mouth that would make a sailor blush - and possibly enough... erm... enthusiasm... to require the sex robot to need re-programming! (Seriously, watch it!)

Jericho throws out some exceptional lines during Episode 2. I feel "Jizz It Up, Bro," is about to become one of those classic lines amongst those in the know, and will adorn t-shirts across the world! You really do need to check this out if you like twisted, and aren't easily offended. DO NOT WATCH if you're sensitive because your ears will bleed. :p

As great as the guys are in this show, I wanna also give a HUGE shoutout to Riki Lindhome because the dry humour she brings as Layla is perfect.

Bring on Episode 3!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fozzy Reading + Guest Post Gig Review!

Oh yeah, I'm back with more Fozzyage for you,and a gig review by a special guest!

I took a little impromptu trip to Reading on Sunday to see Fozzy on the last date of their UK summer tour, and man, it was crazy!

Every time I write a review, I focus on the gig, and how amazing the VIP experience is, but I actually wanted to focus on something a little different this time, because I don't think it's possible to further emphasise how downright kickass these guys are. 

Not gonna lie, I love hanging with the guys, and I love rocking out with them, but there is one other aspect of the Fozzy VIP experience that often gets lost amongst all the other excitement, and that is the forming of amazing friendships. People find new friends all the time, but let me tell ya, there is nothing more bonding than the love of a great band. Fozzy fans are without a doubt the most dedicated, most passionate, and most incredible fans in the world. One of the many reasons for this is Fozzy give so much back to the fans. SO. Much. Not a day goes by when they don't tweet someone - often many people - with answers to questions, appreciation for fan art/specially made outfits/tattoos/photos, and just general chat. It's these interactions that keep Fozzy enthusiasts...well... enthusiastic.

I've met some incredible friends - not just casual acquaintances you say "hi" to when you see them at the next gig, but ACTUAL friends I would never have met if it wasn't for Fozzy. I know I'm not the only person to experience friendships made through the band. I recall reading about a couple who met at a Fozzy VIP and ended up getting married - how cool is that?!

 While we can't boast any weddings within our group - we can definitely say we've formed some lifelong friendships.

As a final note, I want to extend some thanks to a few people who made Reading super special:

Obviously, the guys themselves for making us feel so welcome, and for not only remembering those of us who had been before, but remembering where we came from and what we do!

Penny, our rep, for letting me have ear plugs so my eardrums didn't shatter during sound check (lol) and for being a whole lot of fun!

Robert, kickass photographer, for hanging with us and joining in with our craziness!

Talena for helping me get my nerves under control (SO much needed!)

And finally, my own little Fozzy family: Natalie, Harriet, Jay, Amy and Emma (and my original Fozzy besties, Annalisa and Jess, who couldn't be with us!) for making each VIP experience unique and packed with laughs, banter and inside jokes!

I now hand you over to the ever awesome Miss Natalie Vanstone (otherwise known as Gallifrey_Child!) for a full gig review in better words than I ever could have written!

There is a famous saying: "You should never meet your heroes". Well, I am about to pee all over that saying. I am a self confessed geek. I have met many famous people, I've even worked with a few. My passions include science fiction, wrestling and rock music. So imagine my surprise and delight a few years ago when I discovered that one of my favourite wrestlers was in a rock band. Fozzy. I know, I know, people famous for one genre often try and establish themselves in another, hoping their fans will follow them blindly. It doesn't always work.

I hunted them down and listened. I listened A LOT. Good god DAMN they could play. I found the band on Twitter and discovered they had a new album due out in October of 2012. I pre-ordered 'Sin & Bones' and waited for release day. The album dropped into my iTunes and within a couple of hours I'd pretty much learned the whole album. Epic does not even begin to cover it. 

Which brings me to last Sunday. I'd bought my VIP ticket for Reading. I 'thought' I knew what to expect.

We met our VIP Rep Penny at 3.30 outside the venue. When all the VIPs arrived, she had a surprise for us. She had us all line up and asked who we thought among us represented Fozzy the best that day. Several of my friends pointed at me. So did Penny. My prize? An 'Access All Areas' pass to the show!!

She took us all into the building and gave us a quick tour, showing us the dressing rooms, where we would be hanging out with the band, then upstairs into the gig venue. We watched the soundcheck and heard all the banter between the band and their tech guys. Penny told us Chris wouldn't be soundchecking as he was working on his third book, but lo and behold! He ended up rocking the soundcheck anyway!

                                                                     Rich Ward, soundhecking
Soundcheck done, we all headed back downstairs for the meet & greet part of the day. The band filed in and started to circulate amongst us. Chris greeted me like an old friend, hugging me and kissing me on the cheek, saying "There you are, we wondered if we'd see you on this tour!" To be greeted in such a lovely way by my hero is INSANE! He loved the photos I had for him to sign and asked me for copies! *Proud*

Rich Ward was also as amazing and accommodating as always. He signed multiple pictures and my Stuck Mojo CD, as well as one of my Fozzy albums. Billy and Frank rounded out the lineup, as bassist Pauly was away touring with Nena in Germany (We missed you, Pauly!). It's always cool to talk to those guys and I know a certain writer friend of mine who definitely has a soft spot for Frank! *looks around shiftily...* :p

Dinner was delivered, and nine VIP's, four band members and the VIP rep tore through the Nando's takeout. The conversation was flowing easily between us and the band, with multiple subjects covered, from bemoaning the UK's lack of Taco Bell restaurants (we only have three), to merchandise Chris had never seen before (someone took along a Y2J bowling ball at a previous VIP), Chris had also spotted several of us were wearing Why Too J necklaces from Heels in Pink and complimented us on them, having the owner and creator of Heels in Pink with us on the VIP was doubly cool.

Dinner finished too quickly and some of us, plus Penny, and Robert the photographer for Fozzy, decamped to the nearest pub for an hour.

7pm came pretty quickly and we had all found our way back to the venue a few minutes earlier, to discover that our VIP package included a free piece of merchandise! How to choose from the multitude of loveliness on display?! In the end I went for a new shirt, and also bought a gorgeous leather wristband embossed with the band logo.

                                                                          Fozzy swag!

Merchandise selected it came time to pitch our tents at our chosen places at the barrier. Front row secured we waited for the hordes of Fozzy, Breed 77 and Voodoo Vegas fans to file in.

At 7.30 the first band hit the stage. I'd never heard Voodoo Vegas before and I was definitely impressed. Lawrence, the lead singer has a great sound, and the band remind me of early Guns N' Roses mixed with a generous application of old school Mötley Crüe. That for me, is a winning combination and they had the rowdy Reading crowd baying for more. After a short intermission Breed 77, a British Gibraltar-based quintet, were ready to rock the house. Having seen Breed on a previous Fozzy tour I knew what I was getting with these guys, loud heavy metal with a splash of Spanish flamenco guitar. The crowd lapped them up and by the end of the set the masses were definitely ready for the headliners.

Fozzy never disappoint.

                                                                     Fozzy set list
Exploding onto the stage with 'Spider in my Mouth', the lead off track on 'Sin & Bones' they wasted no time in whipping us all into a controlled frenzy. Rich Ward mugged for everyone's cameras and Jericho lapped up the attention of the crowd. Every song in the set list sizzled, and every lyric was screamed back by the fans. This is a band who revel in crowd participation and the Reading faithful were definitely participating!

Fozzy tore through their thirteen song set like a well oiled machine, and in between each song they took a few minutes to appreciate the love from the assembled throng. It was over all too soon and before we knew it, it was time to leave the boys behind. We decided we just had to go back in to say a proper goodbye and I caught up with a couple of the Breed boys who remembered me from the last time, and the drummer seemed to enjoy hugging me! I headed backstage to get my sweaty man hug from Frank, but the little minx had already showered! Mean! (LOL, he smelled good, though!)

Finally, we accepted it was time to go. A sad goodbye outside the venue with good friends before we headed to our cars and the journeys home. The night wasn't *quite* over though. Four of us ended up at my house, chilling out until 4am watching the wrestling!

So yeah... Never meet your heroes? Hell no. Seek them out. Pay your money for a chance to say hello. Support them and their projects. Who knows, you might just end up with the kind of amazing experience myself and my friends just had.

W00t! Thanks, Nat, for that amazing rundown of such a brilliant day, and cheers for providing some of the photos!

I will leave you with this video from Sunday night! From my view at the back, this isn't a perfect video, but it DOES perfectly capture the epic atmosphere at Sub 89!


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Listen up, Lawson fans, Andy Brown wants to get Nekkid!

No, really!

I mentioned in my last post that I saw Lawson with Olly Murs at Powderham Castle on Sunday, but there is more Lawson news to report!

The band's new single, Brokenhearted, is out now and in the battle to be this week's number one. According to Digital Spy, Lawson's frontman, Andy Brown, has promised to run naked through the streets of London if Brokenhearted hits the top spot!

If that's not enough incentive to buy the song, what is?!

Check out the video, then go buy it on iTunes!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Olly Murs Rocks Powderham Castle!

Yesterday had to have been one of the most scorching hot days EVER. Did I spend it eating ice lollies in my garden? Writing under the shade of a tree? Hell NO! I was in a field with 20,000 people, watching Olly Murs!

Every year, Powderham Castle in Exeter hosts a couple of huge gigs, headlined by some of the UK's top acts. 2013 was the turn of Olly Murs and guests, and boy did they make it worth braving the heat!

Appearing on stage alongside Olly, were Joyride, Charlie Brown, Diana Vickers, and the incredible Lawson! All of the support acts were great, and got the crowd wired for what was to come, but it was Lawson who whipped the masses into the biggest frenzy (aside from Olly, of course!). Those boys are HOT, and as someone who didn't know too much about them before, they made a fan out of me! Go now, check them out on iTunes!

Now, onto the man himself!

Boy. If you've ever enjoyed watching Olly perform on TV, multiply that feeling by, say, a million, and that is what you get when you see him live. From the moment he stepped onto the stage, he gave so much energy and he didn't stop until the very last note of the very last song.

Any naysayers out there? Bite me. Olly Murs can SING, and he is a true showman in every sense of the word. He's recently been on tour with Robbie Williams - but it would be unfair to put Olly's skills down to what he might have learned from Robbie. Olly always knew how to work a crowd! He doesn't just perform his songs, he has banter with the audience, he's funny, and he can ham up the acting until he has everyone right in the palm of his hand. It is literally impossible to take your eyes off him.

With some of his best loved tracks, including Troublemaker, Army of Two, and new single, Dear Darlin', his set was perfect, but the moment everyone fell in love with him was when he sang I Need You Now. There wasn't a girl at Powderham who didn't want to cuddle him - even though he was dripping with sweat!

Speaking of which, the chants from the crowd for him to get his shirt off were hilarious! Eventually, Olly caved and switched his t-shirt for a waistcoat - even though he confessed he felt like a plonker! :p On behalf of entire audience - you looked amazing!

In a 20,000 strong crowd, there were people of all ages. From toddlers to grandparents - it wasn't just a crowd full of girls. I was amazed how many boys were there, singing along and having fun. THAT is what proves Olly isn't just part of the X Factor machine. He HAS the X Factor, and sad to say, not many people from that show possess the quality Simon Cowell was looking for.
It was a spectacular day, and I would absolutely go and see Olly Murs live again! Next time, I'm asking for an interview! ;)

@KLennonWrites - Twitter

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

When Awesome Music Artists Remain Undiscovered: Merry Ellen Kirk

When I review an album, I usually give myself at least a week of blasting it so I am familiar enough with it that I can write with at least a little authority.

This morning, I downloaded Merry Ellen Kirk's FREE EP, Feathers & a Leaf. I feel bad, because Alberto Albis recommended her to me a long time ago, and continued to remind me until I finally got round to downloading - now I REALLY understand his persistence.

I've listened to each track once, and already I am desperate to talk about it. I can't call this a real review yet, but what I can tell you is that Merry Ellen Kirk's voice is like liquid gold. I feel like I've been transported into another world, of magic and beauty, and ...argh. I can't even explain. Her music is almost ethereal... I've not heard anything really like it before, and yet it's... familiar.

Merry Ellen reminds me in a strange way of fairly old singers, the song "Maybe Someday" in particular reminded me a bit of Ruby Murray in the sense that it has very pretty, very gentle lyrics and a soft melody. It's a very classic sound BUT that's just one song. There's so much variety,  yet it all fits together. If you listen closely, there are occasional hints of Kate Bush (if you're not a fan of Kate Bush, don't let that put you off. They really are only tiny hints - Kate Bush makes me want to rip my ears off, Merry Ellen makes me want to turn the volume up and drift away on her lyrics.)

If you want something mellow and beautiful to listen to, I'd suggest following the link above, and downloading. I realise this isn't the kind of music I usually talk about on this blog, but I'm willing to go out on a limb and praise the hell out of this EP because it's THAT good. And when I have listened to it a little bit more, I will try to gather my thoughts and write a proper review! 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Review: Hashtag Alice - Evolved

Now and again, Twitter has its uses. Namely, stumbling across great bands by mistake. I happened to be scrolling through my news feed one day, when I saw someone I follow tweeting a band named HashTagAlice. That name was too cool for me to ignore, so I took a chance and looked them up on Reverbnation. I was instantly intrigued, so when they put the call out for people to review their upcoming album, Evolved, I leapt at the chance!

HashTag Alice is made up of Amalia May, Ben Linus (no, not the guy from Lost, he is WAY nicer!), Tom Worth, and Richard Mason-Jones. They come from Oxford, UK, and after just two years on the scene, they are already starting to get noticed - especially in the U.S where they will be heading out on tour next month (Check the dates in the Reverbnation link above).

So... is Evolved worth listening to?

Well, it's quite unusual for me to love an album on the first listen, but that's what happened here. My first impression was that this is music you can listen to anytime, anywhere. You wanna take it on a roadtrip? Hell yes. You want motivation to do something? This will get you moving. You want something you can play in the background while you chill out? It works for that, too.

HashTag Alice rock hard, but not so hard you'll have the neighbours begging you to turn it down. More likely, you'll have them shouting over the fence, "Hey, who's that band you're playing?" 

What makes these guys so interesting is their sound. I wouldn't say it's absolutely unique, but they have reached a stage where you could easily identify their songs if they played on the radio - due in part to Amalia May's vocal (more about that shortly.) Think Avril Lavigne, but with more punch. That punch - I have it on good authority - comes from the varied range of ages within the band. The younger members bring current music styles, while the influence of the more mature adds a touch of classic rock. Who doesn't love a bit of classic rock?

My personal favourite tracks on Evolved are, "Piece of This,"(VERY Avril Lavigne, and maybe almost a bit of Pink thrown into the mix for good measure.), "Danger," "A Little More Time," (I really relate to it, and it's a definite earworm), "Wolves In Central Park," "Never Never," and my absolute favourite, "Ignorance Is Bliss."

Amalia May is an enormous talent. Her voice is perfect, soft but still edgy enough to work a rock vocal, and she really shines on "Ignorance Is Bliss." Amalia is exciting because I'm not sure we've even got the best of her yet. She's amazing now, and I can't wait to hear what a few more years brings out of her.

Evolved is a great introduction to what HashTagAlice can do, and this is only the beginning. Mark my words, people, these guys are going to be huge.

To pre-order Evolved, click here.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Heels In Pink - The Jewellery Site for Girls (and Boys) In The Know

So, ladies... who doesn't love jewellery? Well, lucky for you, I've just heard about a brand new site AND made my first purchase, because it's just that good!

Heels In Pink was created by a super talented lady here in the UK (a super talented lady I met through Twitter, and met in person recently at a Fozzy concert!) who has designed some fun jewellery for fans of WWE! The collection isn't just for those who like wrestling a bit, it's for those who REALLY get it, and know all the catchphrases and nicknames. Amongst the designs are "Why Too J" necklaces, inspired by Chris Jericho's legendary sparkly jackets, and earrings with such sayings as "Yes, Yes, Yes," and even a pair in the likeness of Sheamus! The designs come in a variety of colours, and keep watching the website because WWE hair bows are coming soon!

If you want to check out the site for yourself, the link is here: www.heelsinpink.com/ It's SO worth a look!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Music Snobbery

Music. Gimme pop, gimme rock, gimme dance, soul, metal, jazz, good old fashioned rock n' roll. I'll take it all. And any other style in existence, because I LOVE music.

One thing that makes me want to strangle people with their own "hipster" skinny jeans is music snobbery. My head almost exploded a moment ago when someone who shall remain nameless made a remark about who is worse, the people who make (insert music genre) or the people who listen to it.

Well, I can answer that. The worst people are the ones who make pissy judgements about people based on their music tastes. Who lash out because they think they know best. Who think that someone who likes rap can't possibly have a brain in their head because it's not what they themselves consider "cool" music. Bite me. I still have Steps albums, and I still know all the words to every S Club 7 song ever released (leave me alone, when I was a kid they were cool!), but that doesn't make me any less of a person than someone who listens to Ed Sheeran, or any big name of the moment who won't be remembered in ten years.(No disrespect to Ed Sheeran, I don't consider him someone who will be forgotten easily, his was just the first name in my head!)

Judge people on who they are, not what they listen to. Listen to the music you love, and encourage others to do the same. What matters is not WHAT a person listens to, its the fact that they are listening. You wanna make judgements about other artists? Don't be crying on your Twitter account when people do the same about you. There is no room for music snobbery. Just enjoy the damn  music, whatever the style because, guess what? It all has value whether you like it or not. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Andre 3000 and Beyonce Cover Amy Winehouse - Oh Boy...

This morning, I was indulging in one of my favorite Sunday morning hobbies - trawling entertainment news on the internet (don't judge me, it's what I do :p ), and I found this: Andre 3000 x Beyonce "Back to Black" in full.

Naturally, my interest was piqued because Amy Winehouse was a freaking genius, and anyone daring to touch her music will always make me a bit sceptical. Covers in general make me sceptical, because anyone who is brave enough to take one on, can't really win. It's either too similar, or too different, and for the most part, it can never stand up against the original.

 This re-recording of "Back To Black" was made for the soundtrack of "The Great Gatsby," and, regardless of whether the cover fits the tone of the movie - my first impression was - it's a pile of crap.

Andre 3000's monotonous voice on such a great track made me flinch because it sort of sucks out every bit of life there ever was in the original. BUT, then I watched the trailer for the movie, and suddenly, it worked.

Once you've seen the trailer, the song sounds different. Edgier. Not crap.

When Beyonce steps in, a little of Andre's damage (Yes, I still sort of consider it damage) is repaired. The former Destiny's Child star brings a haunting quality to the track, and although different to Winehouse's version, it actually works. Of course, Beyonce could sing the phone book and it would sound awesome, but this is particularly stunning.

Genius as it is, I can't see how this will be well received by Winehouse fans, just because it's SO different. But it serves a purpose in the movie it was made for, so I do hope people give it a chance.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Fan vs. The Professional

So... I've been mulling this post over for a while. At least a week, maybe more. The reason I didn't post right away is because it's a little more personal than I tend to allow myself to be, especially on this blog. I want to keep this place fun, and happy and exciting, not drag it down with momentary insecurity. However, most of the thoughts have to do with what this blog is all about, or what I wanted it to be about when I started it. So... here we go!

The idea behind Word On The Street was to talk about entertainment news, shows, music and movies I like to think I'm fairly interesting. Quirky. Enthusiastic. BUT when I happen to be meeting people who are cooler than me, everything starts to go wrong.

It is HARD to balance being myself and my professional side. Because, yes, I do have a professional side! It's just that sometimes I feel like Su Pollard in Hi-De-Hi, chasing the dream of becoming a Yellowcoat but remaining the maid forever! (Very British Reference - have a Wikipedia link)

I once interviewed John Cho (the interview was another casualty of Yahoo's great article purge - I should republish it here sometime!) That actually happened. And the interview in reality was way longer but I had to trim it down to what was most important. The conversation we had was kind of epic, and I still have the recording, mostly to remind myself that I really did talk to John Cho! :p

And then there's the topic of tweeting celebrities. I try not to do that on my writing account because I don't want it to come off as too fangirly. But then, isn't the point of Twitter that you CAN tweet the people you like? Isn't that how connections are made? In "professional" mode - I tell myself not to do it. How can you be professional if you're geeking out over people? And how do other people view it? If you tweet the same person more than once, does it come off as desperate? In the past, it's happened. If I've tweeted someone more than once, I start to panic that it's too much. Too over-enthusiastic. In my head, tweeting someone twice feels like the equivalent of a non-anxious person tweeting someone 800 times.The truth is, though, when I look back at my entire feed - I tweet with my friends around 90% more than I tweet any celebrity. The balance is good.

I guess the main point of all this is to say... I'm not that cool. Not nearly as cool as all the other people who interview kickass people. I like cheesy pop, still listen to the occasional boyband,  and I remember all the moves to Macarena. But that's not all of who I am. Gimme full on headbanging, bouncing off the walls metal, and I'm there too. And serious stuff? Sure, I like to inject some humour into my work, but don't think I can't get out there and stand up for the things that matter. Occasional rambling aside - I'm pretty good at what I do. So, if I sometimes have a crazy, "OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO AWESOME" moment, or I over-tweet, or I stumble over my words, or giggle, or talk too much... that's because I have a lot of enthusiasm for the people I believe in. I want everyone to know. I want to spread the word with as many people as possible.

But when it comes to conducting interviews... I got it covered.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Reasons I Love... Reby Sky!

I can't recall exactly when I first became aware of Reby Sky, or even why. I just know that at some point, I followed her on Twitter, and it didn't take long for me to see why so many people love her.

For those who don't know who Reby Sky is, here's a quick breakdown (though I confess this is downplaying her skills a bit, she has done LOADS of stuff!) Reby is a dancer, model, TV host, and currently a pro-wrestler, which earned her the name "Diva Overachiever" for her fast climb up sport's ladder. Reby also recently got engaged to former WWE superstar, Matt Hardy, and if I may say so, they make the most adorable couple!

So, why do I love Reby? Holy crap, let me count the ways! I've never been lucky enough to see her wrestle live, but I have seen some of her videos, and she is FIERCE. Her drive for everything she does is inspiring, as is her "take no shit" approach to any abuse she gets.

Her YouTube channel is guaranteed to always make me smile. Whether she's posting make-up tips, or cute videos of her and Matt, there's always something on there that will probably make me laugh out loud!

More than anything else, I love that you will always get 100% honesty from Reby. When she says you can "ask anything" she's not kidding! Don't expect any tiptoeing around. Reby will tell it like it is, and if you don't like the answer... suck it up, buttercup!

Of course, I don't know Reby personally. I base this on what I see, and mostly, I see a badass chick with a big heart and a great sense of humour.

It's all this and more that first led me to Reby Sky's website, which is home to the coolest shop ever! Along with all the usual t-shirts etc, Reby also sells collector's items, such as clothes she's worn in the ring and on photo shoots. A while ago, I fell in love with a satin dress she had for sale, and at only $50, I couldn't resist. Now, I knew there was no way I'd ever fit into it, but that isn't the point. It's pretty, and I wanted it! :p

Honestly, how anyone ever has the audacity to say that girl is fat is beyond me! 

Now, because Reby has been so very busy lately, the dress came a little later then I expected, but to make up for it, I got some extra Reby swag:

and this very sweet note:

Thanks Reby!  

And that, my friends, is the kind of awesomeness you get when talking to Reby Sky! 

Still not convinced? Follow her Twitter feed - trust me!  

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Fozzy Rocks Plymouth - VIP Experience, Round Two!

I feel like this in spirit - 3 hours sleep means I can barely lift my eyelids, let alone shake it like a polaroid picture! :p

SO, I did it again, Fozzy VIP round two, and oh my goodness...

Right from the beginning, everything went perfectly. We were met by the VIP rep, Scott, and the fun began. There were jokes, high fives, some banter about English accents/words, and the kind of chatter you usually have with people after you've known them a while - not just five minutes. No disrespect to the last rep because he did his job well, BUT Scott made us all feel SO welcome by being as hyped as we were, and not being afraid to have a bit of fun with us! Having him around really set the night off to a great start.

VIP Swag (We weren't allowed to take Scott :p )

At dinner, all the guys from Fozzy were on top form, and the level of nerves around the table from the VIPers was significantly lower this time. Maybe because three of us had done it before, so instead of meeting them and thinking, "OH MY GOD I'M EATING WITH FOZZY!!" it was like catching up with friends! Props to them, they remembered those of us who were there last time, and welcomed the newbies with enthusiasm!

It was much easier to move around and talk to everyone this time, and I was ecstatic that I finally got to spend time chatting to Rich Ward. The man is not only a legend, but one of the most genuinely sweet guys I've ever been lucky enough to meet. I also met Billy Grey for the first time, and talked to Paul Di Leo a bit more. Honestly, all the guys are absolutely amazing but I'm a big Frank Fontsere fan! I may have exceeded some kind of daily hug limit, but I think that's okay...hopefully. :D

I got me a signed Frank drumstick!

Okay... moving on to the gig!

I don't know how it's possible, but Fozzy get better and better every time I see them. I thought they were at the top  of their game in December, but they continue to prove me wrong. They were louder, wilder, sharper, more energetic than before and the crowd were more than happy to scream and shout their enthusiasm.

Fozzy's set included songs from Sin and Bones, including their first ever live performance of Shine Forever, plus the ever catchy She's My Addiction, and fan favourite, Sandpaper. One of the best responses of the night came during God Pounds His Nails, at which point the crowd nearly ripped the roof off the White Rabbit! 

Jericho continues to be an exceptional frontman, and with such unmistakable onstage chemistry between the band, it's easy to see why fans keep coming back for more. 

Anyone who is waiting to see Fozzy on this tour is in for an awesome time because they are rocking harder than ever, so you'd better be ready for it! There are still VIP tickets, and gig tickets available here

Now, on the night, I took a bunch of photos and videos, but for unknown reasons, my camera decided to stop recording sound which made the videos useless. To make up for it, I put together this little video montage so those videos weren't a total waste! (If you don't hear sound on this, let me know, but it's working for me!)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Six Days To Go!

Don't worry, this isn't the start of one of those really annoying countdowns, it is merely to state my excitement that there are now only six days to go until I get to meet Fozzy for the second time! The boys are headed back to the UK next week, and if you haven't got your tickets yet, what are you waiting for?! You can get tickets and VIP upgrades here and if you have never done VIP before, I would definitely recommend it. You can read about my last VIP experience here, and you'll see just how freaking brilliant it is!

I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to be doing this again - plus meeting up with one of the friends I made last time. That is part of the beauty of Fozzy VIP. You get to meet a whole bunch of new people!

Obviously, I will be posting all about it once it's over, but why rely on my word? Grab a ticket now, and see for yourself!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Peter Crawford - 24 Gigs, 24 Hours

 One of the things I like to do when I can, is show some support for local musicians, upcoming bands, people whose music NEEDS to be heard. Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing Cornish singer/songwriter, Peter Crawford, at one of his shows in Exeter, and I thought it was about time he got a little more recognition!

Not only is Peter Crawford a talented musician, he's also gearing up to raise money for a great cause. On April 23rd, he will be performing 24 gigs in 24 hours in and around Plymouth to raise much needed funds for the Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances Trusts. Anyone who has ever seen the Air Ambulance at work will know what a worthwhile cause this is but the cost of keeping these life-saving helicopters running is millions of pounds, so they really rely on generosity to keep them going.

This is where you could help. You see, it isn't just locals who rely on the Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances. Every year, masses of tourists flock to the Westcountry to enjoy the beautiful beaches and get some fresh, country air. Having worked in the tourist industry for a while in my youth, I saw the Air Ambulance called out several times, to offer aid to people who were visiting the area. Lives were saved because generous people from all over chipped in to keep the helicopters in the air.

24 gigs in 24 hours won't be easy, but Peter has his route all mapped out, and he's ready to entertain in the name of charity! So, if you want to offer some support, you can do so here.

Also, if you happen to be in the area, here is a guide to where you can see Peter on the big day. Why not come out and enjoy some excellent tunes?

The schedule is still coming together but here it is so far.
00:00 Kitty O'Hanlon's
01:00 (TBC)
02:00 Tesco Roborough
03:00 ASDA
04:00 Tesco Lee Mill
05:00 City Centre landmarks
06:00 City Centre landmarks
07:00 Café Nero
08:00 Cap'n Jaspers
09:00 PCAD (TBC)
10:00 Hartnolls
11:00 Plymstock School
12:00 City College Plymouth
13:00 Skymind Studios
14:00 Saltash Leisure Centre
15:00 Fore St Air Ambulance shop Saltash (TBC)
16:00 Last Stop Record Shop
17:00 Plymouth Arts Centre
18:00 The Minerva
19:30 Blues Bar
20:30 UPSU
21:30 Vauxhall Quay (Acoustic Academy)
22:30 The Treasury (TBC)
23:30 Kitty O'Hanlon's

Good luck, Peter!

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Top Ten Movie Blogfest

Today, it's the Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and I don't mind telling you that picking just ten, then trying to put them in the right order was one of the hardest things I've ever done LOL!

10. Chorusline

Don't judge me, I LOVE a musical! When I was a kid, my friend and I used to go through phases of watching certain movies over and over again. Chorusline was one of them, and to this day, I can still recite the whole movie.

9. Hairspray (Original)

While I do love the newer, musical version of Hairspray, I think I'll always prefer the original. It was less of a musical, and more... dark and twisted, I guess lol. Not, TOO dark and twisted, but the humour is darker. And Ricki Lake is wonderful!

8.The 40-Year-Old Virgin

I'm not ashamed to admit, I have a teenage boy's sense of humour, so The 40-Year-Old Virgin is pretty much my ideal film LOL! The first time I watched it, it was in the middle of a VERY low point in my life, and I hadn't laughed in a long time. However, this movie had me laughing so hard I had to hit pause so I didn't miss anything while I was giggling! My fondness for it is partly because it's a funny film, and partly because it dragged me out of a rubbish place.

7. Shrek

Come on, who doesn't love Shrek?

6. Talladega Nights

This is ridiculousness as its best. There are so any lines of comedy genius - if you haven't seen it you really must!

5. Leon (The Professional)

I know this one looks a bit weird in amongst my other choices, but I genuinely think this is one of the best movies EVER. Not for the faint-hearted, but Gary Oldman puts in a performance that mesmerizes me every time I watch it. Brilliant.

4. My Best Friend's Wedding

In real life, if a crazy woman tried to break up a wedding, you probably wouldn't want to hang out with her. But in this movie, you can't help root for Julia Roberts as she tries to take down the perky, and slightly irritating Cameron Diaz to get the man of her dreams. It's funny and sweet, and has that classic moment that everyone always remembers.

3. Love, Actually

Full of Christmas magic, some of the finest actors Britain has to offer, and enough romance to make anyone feel all mushy!

2. The Wedding Singer

Speaking of epic comedy moments....

1. The Rocky Horror Show

The first time I ever saw The Rocky Horror Show, I was a little traumatised lol.  However, I watched it again and learned to appreciate the true brilliance of it. I mean, it's so fabulously weird, it's hard not to love it!

Don't forget to check out the other bloghop participants, the link is at the top of the page! :D 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Dancing On Ice Final: Why Beth Took The 2013 Dancing On Ice Crown

So, some of you will know ITV1's "Dancing On Ice" is pretty much my favourite TV show of the year. What's not to love? Ice dancing is beautiful, dangerous, and there are lots of sexy men wearing tight clothes! :p

The final of this year's series aired last night, and the winner was quite a shock to some people - though I'm not really sure why. You see, Beth Tweddle was being tipped as the winner for quite some time, so the angry reaction on Twitter when Matt Lapinskas didn't win was a little weird. From what I could gather, many viewers felt Matt was too cocky, and his Twitter exchanges with his ex Shona McGarty did little to dispel that theory.

Here are my theories as to why Beth triumphed over Matt.

Firstly - she was brilliant. Not saying Matt wasn't, but it wasn't as if she was stumbling around all over the ice like she'd had a few too many pre-show vodkas. People seemed to think Matt's ability was far superior, and in reality, it wasn't at all. They were on par with each other and it could have gone either way.

Secondly, while Matt was always fantastic on the ice, Beth grew through the competition. She got stronger and stronger every week. Sure, Matt learned how to get better control of his skates, and pulled off some great tricks, but Beth's transformation was much more noticeable, and people love that. They respond to people who don't whine when they get bad comments, and instead, they pick up and try harder.

Finally, Beth is one of our Olympic heroes, and we are still holding onto that pride from last summer. I mean, come on. Louis Smith won Strictly Come Dancing, and Victoria Pendleton was absolutely horrendous, and look how long she stayed in the competition! As a nation, we are still very much in the midst of a love affair with our Olympians, so that factor must have helped. The only difference with Beth is that she genuinely did deserve her place in the final.

But mostly, on the night, she was simply fantastic, despite the judges poor marking. Giving Matt's showcase full marks was bizarrre. He skated well, but there was nothing in it that was memorable, while Beth, and even Luke Campbell put their heart and souls into routines that were packed with fun and impressive moves.  The judges favouritism for  Matt was never clearer than when the results were announced. Jason Gardiner looked outraged, Karen disappointed, Robin surprised. I know you can't control your expression when you hear something unexpected, but frankly, the sulky and pissy look on Jason's face that continued right to the closing credits was unprofessional. It's one thing having favourites, but being so very blatant about it showed huge disrespect for Beth's achievements.

I leave you with Beth's amazing showcase - and, now we countdown to next year's show!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fozzy Geekery - Fans Choice for UK Tour Songs

It's been a while since I did a Fozzy post, so I'm back with a little geekery for you, based on the question they asked on their Facebook page yesterday!

 They wanted to know which songs the fans want to hear on their UK/European Tour in April. Because I am a gigantic dork, I was curious to see what everyone wanted, so I may have added up the votes to find out! (Told you I was a dork!)

Here are the results:
Sandpaper - 5 votes
Enemy - 4 votes
Spider In My Mouth - 3 votes
Let The Madness Begin - 3 votes
Wanderlust - 2 votes
Dark Passenger - 2 votes

and a bunch of songs with 1 vote:
Fairies Wear Boots
Where Eagles Dare
With The Fire
Storm The Beaches
Don't You Wish You Were Me
It's A Lie
Broken Soul
God Pounds His Nails
End Of Days

Obviously, this by no means what ALL fans want to hear, just those who happened to catch the post and take the time to make a suggestion BUT Sandpaper is a clear winner, and Enemy is a song that ALWAYS gets the crowd going!

In an ideal world, everyone would get to hear the brilliance of Storm The Beaches live, but according to iTunes, it's 11 minutes, 35 seconds long! That is one heck of a chunk of their set to take up with one song - though I guess it would make a kickass encore!

I gotta say, I think the top voted songs are bang on, and I really, truly think every show should open with Let The Madness Begin - what a way to get people pumped up! So if we take those top 6 songs voted for by the fans (still a bit iffy on Wanderlust. It is one of my favourites, but there are so many other kick ass songs I'd prefer to hear live), I'd like to add my own personal choices.

Broken Soul -  not only one of my favourite Fozzy songs, but ranking high on my favourite songs of all time. Ever. It's stunning.
God Pounds His Nails - Ultimate song to get people rocking
Eat The Rich - as above
She's My Addiction - erm, as above again
Inside My Head - a little bit of gentle after all the jumping around

Eh, who am I kidding? If I had my way, the guys would perform every song they've ever recorded at some kind of super gig! :p But as that's unlikely, I'll stick with the picks above!

Speaking of Fozzy in the UK... have you got your tickets yet? If not, I strongly advise you getting your metal-loving hands on them before they sell out! You can get them here.

I'll leave you with this video of Fozzy's recent performance at Soundwave, Australia. Come on peeps, how could you not want to see these boys live?! (P.S There are lots of flashing lights in this video! You have been warned!)

 Before you go, whats YOUR favourite Fozzy song?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Lying Game: Season 2, Episode 8 - Is Alec the father of the twins?

Not even gonna lie. This season of "The Lying Game" has been a little bit slow. All we've had for the most part are the same questions over and over again, and any info that has come to light has been perfectly obvious, making me feel like this:

But finally, some stuff happened. Pushing aside another obvious fact - that Theresa (Yara Martinez) would get whacked when she went to the cemetery alone (did anyone else want to smack her for not just doing as Dan asked and letting it go for the night before their wedding? Geez, the dude was leaving flowers at Derek's grave for months, a couple more days wouldn't hurt, and disagreeing with a guy as sexy as Tyler Christopher might be the stupidest thing ever!)   - we also found out that Ted (Andy Buckley) was hooking up with Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) when she lived in L.A! Ted Mercer has just become the most vile, hypocritical, pathetic man I've seen on TV in a while, and I muchly hope Rebecca kills him and eats him.

But moving on ... since the show began, I have wondered if Alec (Adrian Pasdar) is Emma and Sutton's (Alexandra Chando) father at least every two weeks. But now, I am becoming more certain than ever.

Clue 1
Alec outright said that Rebecca went to him when she found out she was pregnant. Why the hell would she go to someone other than the father? I mean, aside from all the reasons I listed about Ted above, but she was crazy in love with Ted. Scared or otherwise, it is very weird that she went to Alec first.

Clue 2
Alec blatantly refused to look Emma in the eye when he said Ted was her father - and it's not even a lie. Biologically, he might not be the father, but he did bring Sutton (and Emma at times) up.

Clue 3
Alec knew there were twins. Yes, he was the one who arranged the adoption, but if he was going to have Ted and Kristin (Helen Slater) adopt, why lie? What difference did it make if there was one baby or two? Okay, looking at this again, I'm starting to see this isn't exactly a clue, but it still makes no sense! :p Unless... it's one of those freaky cases where the twins have different fathers ... Hmmm.

Clue 4
Remember back in Season 1 when Sutton and Thayer (Christian Alexander) were dating? Alec was livid, and wanted to do all he could to keep them apart. Well, sure - if they were brother and sister, it would be deeply disturbing! I know what you're thinking - Thayer isn't really Alec's son. Having not read the books, I don't know if this is a fact that came from the original writing, but it's my guess that they threw in the detail about Thayer being someone else's kid so they could play out the Thayer/Emma/Ethan love triangle. Of course, I could be way off here, but that's my theory! I guess,  also, if the twins DO have different fathers, and Alec is Sutton's father, it wouldn't matter if Emma dated Thayer ...

I know none of this is concrete, but these are a few thoughts I've had, and I am certain there are a few I've forgotten! Would love to know what you think!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

American Horror Story Cast News!

I know, I know - I've been slacking. Writing a novel and balancing work is no easy task, but I'm back now - and you may have noticed, I have a new blog name! The fabulous Tammy Theriault came up with the idea, and I love it! Thanks, Tammy!

So, onto the news!

Even before the last episode of "American Horror Story: Asylum" aired, fans were super excited to see which cast members would hop on board for Season 3. Thankfully, due to the show's success, our favorite actors and actresses have wasted no time agreeing to come back for more creepy shenanigans. Let's take a look at the stars who have already signed up for another season.

Jessica Lange A collective sigh of relief was heard when news broke that Jessica Lange had signed up for Season 3. Lange is the heart and soul of "American Horror Story," and without her, it just wouldn't be the same. While there is always superb talent in the cast, Jessica brings that extra bit of magic that encourages viewers to come back for more. ...Read More

Monday, 4 February 2013

Annalisa Crawford Talks Music!

Today, I bring you something a little different. Some of you may not know, but as well as writing articles and gabbing about entertainment, I also write novels. Doing so has introduced me to a huge amount of other people who write novels, and as we like to support each other, I am hosting the fabulous Annalisa Crawfordas part of her blog tour for her novella Cat and The Dreamer! So - take it away, Annalisa!

It's been a year since my novella Cat and The Dreamer was published! There have been lots of changes in my own life in that time, and I started to wonder what else had changed...

Thank you Kyra for inviting me over today!

Today's topic: Music!

When I woke up on the morning of 14 February 2012, I had no desire to dance like a horse and I quite liked Robbie Williams - a cheeky chappy who sang such classic as Old Before I Die and Rock DJ.

Fast forward to today when the only two songs that cause me to change radio station at work are Gangnam Style and Candy.

I know you you know these songs, you can't not know these songs, but I also know it will make Kyra happy to have them on her blog! Have a listen, and think of me hiding under a stack of cushions and singing Bohemian Rhapsody!

The only redeeming feature is the number of YouTube copies Gangnam Style has spawned, a lot of them in the name of charity. And you have to do your bit for charity, don't you?

Unfortunately, there's nothing redeeming about Robbie...

What songs did you love or hate in 2012?

About Cat and The Dreamer
As a teenager, Julia survived a suicide pact, while her best friend Rachel died. Julia’s only escape from her guilt, and her mother’s over-protection, is her imagination. When Adam arrives in the office, Julia’s world takes a startling turn as she realises reality can be much more fun than fantasy. Finally she has someone who can help her make the most of her life. But can she allow herself to be truly happy?

Cat and The Dreamer is available on Kindle UK, Kindle US, Kobo, Nook, iTunes/iBooks, and via Vagabondage Press.

Annalisa Crawford lives and writes in Cornwall with a good supply of beaches and moorland to keep her inspired. She finds endless possibilities in the relationships between people. Several new projects are on the cards for 2013.
Find her on her blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Friday, 1 February 2013

It's Fozzy Friday!

Yeah, I'm a dork, I know. :p

BUT, I wanted to share some more Fozzy awesome with you - in the form of Frank Fontsere. For those of you who don't know, Frank is Fozzy's drummer, and earlier this week, he took to his Facebook page to let everyone know about his kickass YouTube channel.

If you haven't checked it out before, you are seriously missing out. Not only will you find some cool Fozzy stuff, you'll also find a bunch of amazing drum covers.

Check this out for an example of his skill:

This just makes me wanna learn how to play the drums! (I'm pretty sure playing drums on Guitar Hero isn't QUITE the same thing :p)

 According to Frank's FB page, there will be more drum covers posted in the coming weeks, so keep watching. I am particularly fond of the cover of Weezer's "Buddy Holly" :D To see more, subscribe to Frankplaysdrums on YouTube.

Also this week, the promo for Chris Jericho's new TV show, "Robot Combat League" was released! More about that will follow soon.

 If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here it is!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Miranda - Series 3 Thoughts

Okay, I have been a massive fan of "Miranda" since Series 1, and the wait for Series 3 seemed to drag on FOREVER.

It got off to a brilliant start, but while the storylines were actually more defined this year, there were moments when the comedy was just a smidge too forced for my taste - however - I don't care about that. It's still fab.

But last night was the last episode of Series 3, and it ended on quite the cliffhanger. Not only did Miranda's ex, Mike show up to propose, the love of her life, Gary, proposed too!

The problem? Gary's sudden commitment phobia. Okay, some might say I'm putting a little bit too much thought into a BBC1 comedy show, but come on! How is this even a real thing? Gary wasn't afraid to be in a relationship with Rose, he got married when he was living in Hong Kong (even though it was for a favour, but still!), and he was ready to be with Miranda during Series 2. So what's up with the hesitation, chef??

There seems to be a weird thing in comedy shows where the writers believe the humour will disappear if the will they/won't they couple finally get together. It's the same reason Lee and Lucy have STILL not got it on in "Not Going Out." Frankly, the dragging out is what makes the show less watchable. There is only so long you can string something out before people get bored and give up.

Ross and Rachel did just fine in "Friends." They didn't last but they worked it out in the end, and the comedy did not suffer when they got together.

So, come on Miranda. Give us what we want. Think of the hilariousness of Miranda and Gary trying to plan a wedding! That's funny stuff! For once, let the girl get the guy, and PLEASE don't make us wait any longer!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

'American Horror Story' - The Finale!

I know, I know, two posts in a row about "American Horror Story," but it just wouldn't be right not to talk about last night's finale.


If every episode of this season was as strong as the last two, I'd have been yabbering on about it with enthusiasm the whole time. I'm not really apologetic about the weeks I thought the show had gone way off the rails. There were times when I outright HATED it.

BUT, here we are, the final episode aired, and I am still thinking about it. The one thing "American Horror Story" always has going for it is the strong cast. Last year, Jessica Lange was the superstar. Actually, she will always be the superstar - the woman is incredible. But this year really highlighted the talents of Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Zacahry Quinto, Evan Peters and Dylan McDermott.

For those of you who haven't seen the episode yet - prepare to blub. Because it's kind of heartbreaking.

For those of you who have seen the episode - read my take on the episode here: 'American Horror Story: Asylum': Who Survived The Horrors of Briarcliff?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

American Horror Story Season 3 - Analyzing the Clues!

I'm not gonna lie. I've been pretty disheartened with this season of "American Horror Story." I know I mentioned that before, so I will swiftly move on to something a little more promising.

Fans of the show will be familiar with Ryan Murphy's end of season clues. In Season 1, there were some very big clues that Season 2 would be set in an asylum. But if I am reading it correctly, Season 2's clues are a lot more subtle. Of course, I could be way off base, but I am not the only one who spotted these things. Take a look, and let me know what you think! Did I miss anything? Have you seen a different set of clues?

"American Horror Story" Season 3: Does Ryan Murphy Hint At Witchcraft

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fozzy Tour Dates 2013 announced!

(I totally just did this! Well, not just, I've had this post scheduled for hours because I didn't want to announce it before the band. But Rich Ward just posted, so we're good to go!)

Yup, yup! If you follow Fozzy on Twitter, you'll have spotted them teasing us about big news! The date Jan 15th was hashtagged, and thus, I have been bouncing up and down all day waiting for the news to come out about what Fozzy has in store for us in April!

Well the wait is over, my friends, because the boys will be back in town (okay, okay, the country, kill my buzz why don't ya!) starting April 11th, along with Drowning Pool and Revoker!

The dates are as follows:
Apr 11 - The Cellar, Southampton
April 12 - White Rabbit, Plymouth
April 13 - Concorde 2, Brighton
April 14 - Waterfront, Norwich
April 16 -  Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
April 17 - The Vault, Rugby
April 18 - The Underground, Stoke
April 19 - Fibbers, York
April 20 - NQ Live, Manchester
April 21 - Central Station, Wrexham
April 23 - The Fleece, Bristol
April 24 - Electric Ballroom, London

European Dates:
April 25 - La Maroquinerie, Paris
April 27 - Feierwerk, Munich
April 28 - Flex, Vienna

You can find all those details here VIP Packages can be purchased on the FozzyIf you have never seen Fozzy live before, you are in for a TREAT! Nobody rocks harder than these guys - and I hope to catch them on more than one date this time around, so keep watch as there will be gig reviews coming up!


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pretty Little Liars - Who Can We Trust?

So, "Pretty Little Liars" returned last night, and you know what that means? Yes, I get to drool over Caleb again! ;) But not just that - it means that we get to delve right back into the twisted plotline, and drive ourselves nuts trying to untangle all the little clues we've been given.

I've written articles about the show since the very beginning, and if you snoop around on the blog long enough, you'll find some posts which relate to the first season. I plan to stay more up to date from now on!

Right away, we were thrown straight back into the action when Mona (Janel Parrish) returned to school after her stay at Radley.

Wasn't much of a stay, to be honest, as she slipped in and out of there like it was the easiest thing in the world, but I digress. The point is, with both her and Toby (Keegan Allen) on the A-Team, it's getting harder and harder to know who the Liars can trust.

So - take a look at this from Yahoo TV, and let me know if you agree - and also tell me who else you think we can or can't trust!