RELIGIOUS IMPULSES IN ROCK usually have taken the form either of woozy Easternalia or grating fundamentalist harangues. The musicians in Prince’s orbit share an unlabored, though still deeply felt faith in God. Prince himself has dedicated all six of his albums to the Deity; and out on the road, before each show, he joins hands with his musicians in prayer. There’s an instrumental “love theme” in Purple Rain that’s simply titled “God” (it’s not on the LP), and the album itself is rife with messianic overtones, from the opening sermon of “Let’s Go Crazy” to the suggestively titled “I Would Die 4 U,” in which Prince sings, “I’m not a human/I am a dove/I am your conscious/I am love.” When the album appeared, Bill Aiken, a production staffer at MTV in New York, noticed a snippet of backward dialogue tacked onto the end of the song “Darling Nikki” — the record’s most … [Read more...] about Prince Reigns
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"Bond came on the scene after the war, at a time when people were fed up with rationing and drab times and utility clothes and a predominately gray color in life," he said. "Along comes this character who cuts right through all that like a very hot knife through butter, with his clothing and his cars and his wine and his women. … [Read more...] about Sean Connery, the First and Ultimate James Bond, Dies at 90
Thomas Harris seems to have a certain admiration for Hannibal on some levels, and for as much as it paints him as the devil, the show does as well, right?Absolutely. I find him seductive. And I think, because of the twisted righteousness of the character and the kind of the eat-the-rude aspect of the way he chooses his victims, there is an escape hatch for the citizens in the audience who view themselves as upstanding, who view themselves as moral and ethical. They’re not so much on the menu. There is a pleasure in seeing assholes get eaten and meet certain fates because of their arrogance or their rudeness. Looking at a Trump rally, there is a certain level of “meat is back on the menu” in terms of Hannibal’s perspective, and in terms of the rudeness, the dismissal of the most basic morality. For myself, whenever I see bad behavior in such epic fashion, it’s hard not to fantasize about those folks meeting their comeuppance some way, just to provide a … [Read more...] about Inside the Past and Possible Future of ‘Hannibal,’ Now on Netflix
In regard to Season 6, the upcoming final season of Better Call Saul, it does not have a production start date yet. “We were hoping to go into production by the end of the year,” Gould said. “It doesn’t seem likely that it’s going to happen with the situation that we are in.” Noting that Sony TV is doing “everything humanly possibly” for filming to safely resume, “I think we are probably going to delay a little bit unfortunately.” … [Read more...] about ‘Better Call Saul’ Co-Creator Peter Gould On Kim Wexler’s Fate & The Final Season – Contenders TV
The Rob Gronkowski party trains rolls on ... there were hot chicks (a lot of them), bottles of champagne, a Lombardi Trophy shaped cake ... and TMZ Sports has the EPIC party video. … [Read more...] about Rob Gronkowski — Smashes Football Cake On Bro’s Head … At Epic Vegas Party!!