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!