Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Cosmos Will Represent Latvia

There's growing excitement over on Jae's blog these days with the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

But do you remember...?

Back in 1991 there was 'Eurovision -- The Musical' by Tim Luscombe, commisioned by the London Gay Theatre Company. In 1992 we saw it at The Drill Hall and loved it. The following year it was presented as 'Eurovision' by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. It ran for 18 performances. The poster for this production is on the left. There were young lovers of many sexes, Greek gods -- I don't remember why -- and of course, lots of songs. Light, fluffy songs.

In 2003 an Australian team, Craig Christie and Andrew Patterson, created another musical based on the ESC, called 'Eurobeat -- The Eurovision Musical'. It is still touring. This time the setting is Sarajevo and there appear to be no Greek gods. There are however the Swedish pop stylings of Avla, Hungarian triplets the Molnar Sisters and a Russian boy band called The KGBoiz. And many, many more. The audience gets to vote for best song. For the plot, photos and the hilarious song list click here.

A review in Melbourne's The Age said, 'The show is a seriously fun night out for anyone who appreciates the endlessly shallow world of pop culture...'

There is an original Australian cast recording of Eurobeat - The Eurovision Musical.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Too Much Spring To Stay Inside Blogging

Right now it's a busy time -- weeding, pruning, trimming and planting. The weather is warm and breezy at last. It is nice to be enjoying the outdoors again. So I have been lax with the Blog updates.

The front yard is ablaze with pink azaleas and the dogwood trees we thought were dead are popping with white flowers. As you can see the grass is still brown from winter.

As soon as I get the leaves out of the pool and fix the Rain Bird sprinklers I promise to get back to regular postings.

And, oh, we both just got iPods. So there's been hours and hours of uploading CDs.


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Florida printing firm gets Oscar ballot nod?

Brokeback Mountain vs. Crash, what they didn't tell you...

Actually you should go to Defamer and learn the real truth behind this outrageous story.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Feed me

not a hyperlinkThis is my first attempt to syndicate this blog. Scroll down and look for the sticker.


Thanks for the warning, Penrith...

Our good friend Martin, who just had a birthday, sent this one. Happy Birthday, Martin!

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Heath Ledger's Friend, A Real-life Gay Cowboy

From Melbourne's newspaper, The Age: 'When Heath Ledger read the script for Brokeback Mountain, he knew he had a friend reflected in its pages.' Read all about it.


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Happy Thursday Everybody

Justin Hartley
American TV soap hunk Justin Hartley.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Smack My Bitch Up To The Smithsonian

Ho's & Bitches and the Pimp's Who Sing About Them (and smack them up) Get High Class Exhibition in the Nation's Capitol.

From today's Washington Post, "...a Smithsonian initiative for Washington's National Museum of American History, 'Hip-Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, the Rhymes, the Life.' The goal is to gather artifacts donated by rappers, dancers, DJs and record executives and amass a definitive collection, one that captures hip-hop's 30-year journey from inner-city subculture to international phenomenon."

What's next a Smithsonian re-creation of Studio 54, with mirrors and razor blades?