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Archive for the month “March, 2013”

Trailer – Louis CK’s New HBO Special

Below is a very funny trailer promoting Louis CK’s new HBO comedy special in April, which was filmed during Louis CK’s current tour.

Amazon’s Pro-Gay Marriage Kindle Commercial

Kindle Paperwhite PhotoAmazon recently released a clever commercial for its Kindle Paperwhite that touts the product’s strengths while also supporting equal marriage rights for gays. In addition to being a terrific commercial, it’s refreshing to see one of the nation’s largest companies fearlessly taking a stance on a sensitive social issue.

Music Review: David Bowie – The Next Day

David-Bowie-2013David Bowie hasn’t released a new album for nearly 10 years, so you could say he’s under pressure (I couldn’t help myself) to deliver the goods. He’s done exactly that with The Next Day; it’s a slickly-produced collection of music that stayed with me after the final song, “Heat,” faded. Like many rock icons, Bowie’s voice has matured and become richer with age, and the music he now sings is more mellow. That said, my two favorite songs on The Next Day are upbeat pop/rock songs: “(You Will) Set The World On Fire” and “Valentine’s Day.” This album is filled with haunting vocals, funky grooves and expert musicianship. But don’t take my word for it; check out the videos below for Bowie’s first two singles, and stream the album for free, for a limited time, on iTunes.

Lisa Scottoline – What Makes A Good Thriller

Lisa ScottolineAs many of you know, I met the terrific writer Lisa Scottoline last year. Below is a fascinating video of her walking through a book store talking about what makes a good thriller.

Dionne Warwick: All In Love Is Fair

One of the most beautiful songs of all time is “All In Love Is Fair” by Stevie Wonder. Below are the lyrics as well as my favorite interpretation of the song. After watching the video, I’m sure you’ll agree that Dionne Warwick’s version is simply gorgeous.

“All In Love Is Fair”

All in love is fair
For love’s a crazy game
Two people vow to stay
In love as one they say
But all is changed with time
The future none can see
The road you leave behind
Ahead lies mystery
But all in love is fair
I had to go away
A writer takes his pen
To write these words again
That all in love is fair

All of fate’s a chance
It’s either good or it’s bad
I tossed my coin to say
In love with me you’ll stay
And all in war is so cold
You either win or you lose
And when the game is played
The winner must be paid
But all in love is fair
I should have never left your side
A writer takes his pen
To write these words again
That all in love is fair

A writer takes his pen
To write these words again
That all in love is fair

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