Category Archives: Entertainment

Where Are They Now: Everwood

After several months of promising that I would continue my Where Are They Now series with an article on the popular television series Everwood.  Here it is…

Like my last article of the ‘Where Are They Now’ series, I am hoping that this will be just as popular with my readers as the 7th Heaven one.  Much like that article I would like to know why you’ve come to read this, so help me out and answer a very quick poll and then I will get right into it.

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Simma Live at Nancy Bordello’s… Review

On September 29th, 2012 I had the opportunity to go and listen to some live music at Nancy’s Bordello in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (quite a nice restaurant and cocktail-bar, worth checking out if you’re in the area).

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The live music was by a singer and musician called Simma and Guest.  I have to say I was expecting music written by him, but it wasn’t, he played the guitar amazingly well and played a number of songs from the 70s through 90s, with some that I actually knew and could actually sing along to.  His guest was one heck of a guitar player, and at times made that guitar sound nothing like a guitar but a completely different instrument.

This guy is definitely worth going to see, check out his website for his next live gig… Live Dates

I took a few pictures while I was there, they are not the best and no where near my usual standard, because they were taken on an iPhone in very low light, but they give them a bit of atmosphere.

Try their Jack Daniels and Coke… Good.

That’s it for that update… hope you enjoyed a little review of that band.

Today’s Quick Post: Top Gear Returns to Our Screens!

I am probably a little slow off the mark with this post, but for those of you who enjoy the bad jokes and constant antics of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, you will pleased to learn that Top Gear has return to British screens.

You can see Episode 01 on BBC iPlayer Here and catch up with subsequent episodes from there.

 

Where Are They Now: Home Improvement.

First things first, it has been a while since I have last updated this blog, and I apologize for the lack of posts over the last week.  This has been due to a very busy few days, so much going on.

Today I am introducing a(-nother) new category of postings to this blog… It is called ‘Where Are They Now’ or W.A.T.N. for short.  I am going to take a television program that was extremely popular at the time, from the last forty or so years including the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the 2000’s, that is unlikely to be on the air as re-runs around the world now, and do a short write up on what the program was about, and then do a small biography of each of the characters and the actors that played them, and after a little bit of research in to each of them, letting you know what they have been up to since the show ended.

I have a few television shows on my list that I will be publishing over the next few weeks, but if there is a television program that you remember watching in the years mentioned above and would like to know what has happened to the actors from that show, then let me have your suggestions in the comments below.

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Top Gear USA – Series 01 Episode 09

Just wanted to point you to an old episode of Top Gear USA, it is Episode 09 of Series 01, but if really want a good laugh, check it out below.

Todays ‘Quick Post’

Awesome Post from Fork Party, check it out… I want the Coke Machine…

Fake Real Stuff (Pics of Hollywood Props) | Fork Party

Funny Inventions of the 20th Century

Hi Guys,

Just a quick post to have you check out this post from Life Magazine – Some of these inventions made me smile… there is a couple in there, that make you think, Why Not?

30 More Dumb Inventions

New TV Series: Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers

Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers

Series 01 – Episode 01
Air Date: November 28, 2011
Air Time: 21:00
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Tonight’s the night

Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers: Canada will air tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.

Join Charley as he wrestles with an iceberg, visit the major Titanic sites, ride motorcross in New Brunswick and diving in Fathom Five Marine Park.

This is one show from Charley, that I have been waiting for, for quite a while.  I still would like to see him and Ewan McGreggor do another trip around the world on the bikes.

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Charley travels across Canada with his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure in a new four-part series.

The show follows Charley’s epic 10,300 mile journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country. Travelling principally on a BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, the series sees Charley and his producer/director Russ Malkin exploring all ten Canadian Provinces from East to West. Along the way, they visit three oceans and stopping off at many famous landmarks and areas of natural beauty, revealing a unique insight into the beautiful country.

Highlights of Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers include:

  • Hunting for icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland
  • Dirt biking in New Brunswick
  • Wreck Diving in one of the second largest of the great lakes, Lake Huron in Ontario
  • Climbing 8,000 m peak Mount Fable in Alberta.
  • Experiencing the world famous Calgary Stampede opening parade in Alberta
  • Learning how the indigenous Tuk community survive in the Arctic circle
  • Flying over the Coastal Mountain Range in a glider in British Columbia
  • Heli-biking in British Columbia
  • Finishing the trip with a huge motorcycle convoy across Vancouver Island into Torfino

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Update – Catch Up on episodes you’ve missed at Channel5.com On Demand Service:

Series 1 – Episode 04 Air Date: 21:00 December 19, 2011

Series 1 – Episode 4

Charley completes his Canadian campaign at the Pacific coast and a trip to a goldmine.

Available until 20:00 December 18, 2012

Series 1 – Episode 03 Air Date: 21:00 December 12, 2011

Charley and his crew attempt to climb to the top of the Rocky Mountains infamous Mount Fable.

Available until 21:00 December 11, 2012

Series 1 – Episode 02 Air Date: 21:00 December 05, 2011

Charley endures a rough ride at a rodeo and gets his head down at Canada’s most haunted hotel.

Available until 21:00 December 04 2012

Series 1 – Episode 01 Air Date: 21:00 November 28, 2011

Charley joins a daredevil group of dirt-bike riders through a dangerous Canadian forest.

Available until 21:00 November 27, 2012

Steve Jobs: iChanged the World – Documentary.

The story of the extraordinary life of one of America’s most successful innovators and entrepreneurs: from college drop-out to one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Through interviews with the people who Steve Jobs knew and who worked closely with him over the years, Steve Jobs: iChanged the World takes an unflinching look at his difficult, controlling reputation, and offers a unique insight into what made him tick.

In a never-before-broadcast, rare interview, Steve Jobs expounds his own philosophy of life, and offers advice to us all on changing our own lives to achieve our ambitions, our desires and our dreams. Steve looked back over his astonishing career and explained the principles on which he built his success.

Scheduled for Air: Wed November 02, 2011 at 11.05PM – Channel 4

Information source: Channel4

The equivalent documentary will be shown in the US: Steve Jobs – One Last Thing, the documentary is scheduled to premiere at 10:00 PM Eastern and Pacific, although viewers should check their local listings for details.

60 Minutes Documentary – Steve Jobs

This the documentary that was aired on 60 Minutes, about the autobiography written by Walter Isaacson of Steve Jobs.