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Expresso Walk And Talk...with Oscar
set was fabulous. The bold new format that required shrouding the
event in secrecy presented itself with flying colors... placing
five former winners on stage to sing the actor nominees' praises
and the "How to make a movie" theme proceeded from screenplay
through technical categories to steel the show. The producers of
the show, Bill Condon and Laurence Mark, chose the theme of "Musicals
are Back" featuring host/singer/dancer, Hugh Jackman. His presence
dwindled as the night went on allowing the Oscars themselves to
be the host. Another nice touch! If you compete with Clint, Meryl,
Jack, and Brad for the spotlight, you will lose and Jackman never
showed up to battle.
Oscar Doing Business Strategically, ABC appeared to adjust its
commercial pattern, seeking to battle potential tune-out with more
frequent but shorter breaks. Last year ABC sold commercial time
in the Academy Awards show for as much as $1.8 million for a 30-second
ad. Now, with the recession in full swing on top of five consecutive
years of declining Oscar ratings, ABC has had to lower its rates.
Individual spots have been selling for $1.4 million to $1.7 million.
In recent years, the Walt Disney Co.-owned television network could
bank on about $15 million in profit from the one-night extravaganza.
Sponsors includeded J.C. Penney, Hundai, Amex and Coke returned
Heidi Klum to promote women's heart health and Diet Coke.
Emmy-winning "Lost" and "Speed Racer" composer
and conductor was selected by Oscar producer Laurence Mark and executive
producer Bill Condon, also newcomers to the ceremony. Oscar winning
Director Danny Boyle - -Slumdog
Millionaire-- complimented the producers of the show for their
beautiful execution. They selected fellow Academy Awards first-timers
Roger Goodman to direct, and David Rockwell as set designer for
the Feb. 22 show.
Giacchino, who was nominated last year for an original score
Oscar for "Ratatouille," conducted the live telecast for
the first time. He managed to inject bit'o Hollywood nostalgia into
the live ceremony when he lead the orchestra at the Kodak Theatre.
Sans Star The late Heath Ledger won the Best Supporting Actor
trophy for his take on the Joker in The Dark Knight, with Ledgers
family accepting the award on his behalf. In the Best Actor category,
Milk star and recent Rolling Stone cover boy Sean Penn overcame
a late surge by The Wrestlers Mickey Rourke to win his second
Oscar. Rounding out the acting categories was Penélope Cruz
taking Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Christina Barcelona and
Kate Winslet finally winning a Best Actress trophy for her role
in The Reader. A good show and nearly all the awards went to deserving
Triumph For India's Slumdog Millionaires
"God is great!" exclaimed AR
Rahman, the 43-year-old
composer from Tamil Nadu who picked up two awards at 81st annual
Academy Awards Sunday night. He said he was as excited and terrified
before coming to the ceremonies as he was at his marriage! Rahman
took home Oscars for the Best Original Score and for the Best song.
Rahman shares the Oscar for the best original song with lyricist
Gulzar for the song 'Jai Ho..' Bringing more glory to India,
38-year-old Resul Pookutty bagged an Oscar for Sound Mixing.
The sound engineer was at a loss for words when his name was called
out for winning the Oscar. On receiving the award he said it was
not just an award that was handed to him but history that he held
in his hands. He said he dedicated the award to his country. Pookutty
has also won a BAFTA and a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) award for
best sound mixing in 'Slumdog' The film also won best adapted screenplay,
best cinematography, best editing awards, Best Director for and
Best Picture. The only award it did not bag was for sound editing,
which went to The Dark Knight. Indian drums resounded through the
vast Kodak Theatre and dancers picked up on the beat as Rahman sang
'O Saya' and 'Jai Ho' - his two songs shortlisted for the best original
song award notwithstanding the fact that the words were in Hindi.
Rahman becomes the third Oscar winning Indian after costume designer
Bhanu Athaiya for her work in Gandhi (1983) and director Satyajit
Ray in 1992. India's
Bollywood dancing has graced the international silver screen for
decades. The last offering that mixed a dash of Hollywood was Gandhi.
Once more, Slumdogs shows us the beauty of an exotic land dipped
in brilliant colors, tastes, smells and sounds with a little bit
of yes, Hollywood. For Rahman, it was a choice for love of music
or perhaps destiny!
Keys & Queens Like Latifah, Keys
has turned herself into a glam goddess over the past years, trading
in the hip-hop style (corn rows and lots of leather) for classic
elegance (silk and diamonds). the Academy loves Queen Latifah. The
former Best Supporting Actress Nominee (for Chicago) hit the stage
to sing "I'll Be Seeing You" for the In Memoriam number
as a tribute to the Academy's recent dearly departed. Though Beyonce
and Jackman were no Astaire & Rogers, the gown on Beyonce stole
the show on the red carpet.
PElton John party guest, Kate Beckinsale; Saadiq;
performing at his Oscar party;
With John, Leeza, Foster and Prince First post-Oscars
stop was the Governors Ball at the Kodak Theatre where guests nibbled
on lobster and shrimp and three-level dessert boxes topped with
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Oscar menu by Wolfgang Puck.
Leeza Gibbons, Olivia Newton-John and David Foster hosted the
high-profile awards viewing dinner party and after-party, a unique
event that put the focus on advocacy, philanthropy and volunteerism.
A Night to Make a Difference" event was webcast live over its
content delivery network (CDN) last night from Mr.
Chow in Beverly Hills. In the altruistic spirit of the event,
Highwinds donated the use of its CDN technologies and delivery services
for the event webcast.
With a 3,500-dollar
(£2,400) price tag per ticket, there was no sign of the current
recession at Sir Elton John's (ending his red piano in Las Vegas
show) post-Grammy fund raiser. Grammy-nominated artist Raphael
Saadiq performed at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation
(EJAF) Academy Awards(R) Viewing Party on Sunday, February 22, 2009,
at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. "I think it (Saadiq's
album) is one of the best albums of the year and certainly the best
R&B album of the year. I'm absolutely thrilled and excited that
he is performing at our Oscar party," said Elton who hired
the New York City-based event design company Antony Todd Incorporated
to transform the "Outdoor Plaza" of the Pacific Design
Center into an elegant arena with a modern approach on the classic
supper club, mixing traditional elements with modern and whimsical
touches. The 4:00pm cocktail reception and a five-course dinner
consisted of menu items such as aged 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano
with pear compote and Entu jelly and Carnaroli risotto flavored
with dry Marsala wine and crystallized flowers prepared by Chef
Wayne of Los Angeles-based Crumble Catering. The black and
white carpet event was co-hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish,
and co-sponsored by Chopard, Jo & Raffy Manoukian, and Vh1.
Event chairs: David and Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joseph
Blount and Craig Reynolds, Tom Calderone, Richard Cook, Elvis Costello
and Diana Krall, Stephen Daldry, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi,
Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Diane Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Limato,
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon
Stone, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Donatella Versace and John Walters.
"People are going through tremendous hardship," John told
his guests before the night's big auction for his Elton John AIDS
Foundation. "In this time of hardship, we are going to raise
as much money as we possibly can." That he did, with $4 million,
according to the party's publicist. A stay in Normandy, France,
was auctioned off for $80,000. John later joined musical guest Raphael
Saadiq onstage, garnering cheers for a version of John's "Benny
and the Jets."
(more like 1:30am) Prince took the stage at Hollywood club Avalon
with guests like Taye Diggs, Alicia Keys, and Queen Latifah. LotusFlow3r.com,
home for all things purple in the days to come including three albums,
expected for 09 release. Beatles' cover "Come Together"
in a jam with six-piece band -- bass, keys, drums, harmonica (Fred
Yonnet), and two backup singers warmed everyone up. "Turn
the lights down, please," Prince asked, after sending a shout-out
to Penelope Cruz and Esmeralda Spalding, all of whom watching from
a balcony where your intrepid reporter was not allowed to go. Imagine
Prince as your house DJ - playing "Cream," "The Bird,"
"Jungle Love," "Honky Tonk Women"; "Wild
Thing," which led to "Let's Go Crazy" and "7,"
the opening voiceover of which sent scads of party-goers onto the
half-full dance floor to tear things up. Well, next year, get the
royal highness on the Academy stage and he'll bring the house down
like his own party.
Yojiro Takita's film Departures took the Oscar in foreign
film catagory. The film played the Montreal film festival rather
than Toronto last fall, and had its US Premiere at the Hawaii Film
Festival. Takita's film follows a young unemployed cellist who finds
happiness as a mortician. Plus we liked the way Mr Takita says 'Sank
watch the movies...you're bound to come across some fine music!
Stiller shocked an Oscars audience last night by mocking JOAQUIN
PHOENIX as he stepped onstage to present the Best Cinematography
Phoenix (seen on Letterman) says there's no hoax about it: He
really has given up acting to become a hip-hop musician. Phoenix
has been spending his time laying down tracks for a rap album in
the recording studio he built at his home, the two-time Academy
Award nominee said Tuesday in an interview to promote what he claims
is his final movie, "Two Lovers," romantic drama co-starring
Gwyneth Paltrow and reuniting him with James Gray, his director
on "The Yards" and "We Own the Night" The movie
opens Feb. 13.
Night Host & Band Swaps
It's tough to keep up with the changing late-night landscape. Jay
Leno took over "Tonight" in 1993, following the retirement
of host Johnny Carson, who set the standard for night-time talk
shows. Leno -- whose new show reportedly will run in the 10-11 p.m.
weeknight time lot -- is expected to sign a new deal with NBC providing
a pay raise, Daily Variety reported. Citing insiders, Variety said
Leno could earn $40 million to $50 million a year under a new deal.
Eubanks who did a set at The Baked Potato on Feb 18th may
move on. Conan
O'Brien finished his 16-year "Late Night" run last
Saturday morning with an intimate, heartfelt farewell. O'Brien,
who'll move to LA and take over "The Tonight Show" on
June 1, also promised that he won't "grow up" after the
shift. Letterman will be O'Brien's primary competitor at "The
Tonight Show." Back
in 2004, NBC was worried about losing O'Brien to ABC, Fox or CBS.
However. O'Brien won a narrow victory among viewers 18-49, and the
two shows tied among viewers 25-54 the demographics most
prized by advertisers. But, at this point, yanking Jay Leno off
"The Tonight Show" and putting O'Brien in his place looks
like the equivalent of cutting a 20-game winner from a major-league
baseball team and replacing him with a Triple-A player who's barely
.500. When they're writing a history of NBC, this may well go down
as one of the worst miscalculations ever. In
recent weeks it was reported that Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg
7 would not be Conan O'Brien's house band on the Tonight show
because it had too many ties to the East coast and Bruce Springsteen.
But, O'Brien, announced that those rumors were false. The Max Weinberg
7 will join Conan in June on the Tonight show.
Jimmy Fallon will replace fellow "SNL" alum Conan O'Brien
in March as the host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show,
now to be known as "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
The Roots are Fallon's house band. (Premieres March 2, 12:37
a.m., NBC.). Since forming in Philadelphia in the early 1990s, the
Roots have been one of the best regarded bands in hip-hop and music.
Seeing hip-hop regularly on a late show will be revolutionary in
itself, but the Roots are more than a hip-hop band. Their debut
"Do You Want More?!!!??!" had obvious jazz influence.
The group may be best known for their Grammy-winning collaboration
with Erykah Badu, "You Got Me"; Their hit off their 2002
disc "Phrenology," performed with Cody Chesnutt
"The Seed (2.0)" is one of the best rock songs
of the decade. They've toured with the Dave Matthews Band, joined
"The Colbert Report" in Philadelphia and played backing
band for the concert film "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
"We're going to cover every genre, though I doubt we'll do
bluegrass," said ?uestlove. "This is a chance to really
show people how diverse we are."
Best part of Grammy show this year (aside from perfomrance pairings
being too formulaic), perfromances and wins by:
1. Radiohead with USC marching band
2. Paul McCartney and Dave Growhl
3. Adele winning
in both catagories, best female and best new artist.
clips Radiohead played 15 Steps with the USC marching band and
ripped up I Saw Her Standing There with Dave Grohl on drums.
No worries, you can hear it Live
at Liverpool. And, Sir, Paul, we like your t-shirt (Beatles
with red noses). Yeah, and you still get the girls screaming!
Though Grohl and McCartney sat side by side for the dinner and show,
they do have a history going back a few years. Grohl first met McCartney
in 2007 when the Foos recorded Wings Band On The Run
at Londons Abbey Road studios and Macca simply popped by the
session, according to bassist Nate Mendel. Then in June of last
year, Grohl joined McCartney onstage at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool,
playing drums on I Saw Her Standing There and Back
In The U.S.S.R. as well as handling guitar and backing vocals
for Band On The Run. And lest we forget, Grohl also
played all the drums on Beatles songs used in the 1993 movie Backbeat.
But with a resume that includes guest stints with everyone from
Led Zeppelins John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page to Tom Petty
to Motorheads Lemmy Kilmister, not to mention gigs with Queens
of the Stone Age and Tenacious D, has Grohl reached his hero worship
peak? Once youve bagged a Beatle, whos left?!
Also great big congrats to our favorite New Artist winner, Adele.
An unnamed producer has been chosen for the album which will be
recorded in Malibu, California. Adele feels that recording away
from home will limit distractions. As of 9 December, 2008 Adele
has chosen three or four songs likely to go on the album. The album
will be influenced by T-Bone Burnett -produced albums such as the
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Adele is scheduled to launch an 11 city
United States tour that starts 9 March. Highlights include a 5 May
birthday concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom and a 28 June Hollywood
Bowl concert where she will co-headline with Etta James. The Hollywood
Bowl gig will conclude the tour. On the day of the Grammy, she was
really excited to meet Whitney, Justin, Miley, Snoop Dog and when
asked where she's going to put her two Grammys - she resonds. "On
the toilet...in cabinets, of course."
of Radiohead - their publisher, Warner-Chapell, has released figures
on their most recent album, "In Rainbows" which shows
that across all mediums, physical and download, the band sold three
million albums. Considering their previous three albums sold in
the low hundreds of thousands, that's not too bad for the "pay
what you want" model!
Just one small detail. You have to have fans like Radiohead! The
album has sold 1.75 million physical CDs to date The band have over
17 million plays on Last.fm, and have sold 1.2 million gig tickets.
They also sold 100,000 box sets online, which retailed at £40
or so. Also, by releasing it themselves rather than going through
a traditional record company, the band made a much bigger chunk
of that cash than they would otherwise have had. The only downside
to the experiment, in the eyes of the band, seemed to be that they
spent far more time talking about the way the music was being sold
than the music itself.
Not very Radiohead. But, not bad.
Solid Gain Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Solid Results for
the 2009 Fiscal First Quarter Ended December 31, 2008 Digital Revenue
in the Quarter Grew 20% Year Over Year to $171 Million; Cash Balance
Grew to an impressive $549 Million, a more than three-fold increase
from the December 31, 2007. "Though facing difficult economic
conditions and tough prior-year comparisons, we executed on our
strategy and remain confident in achieving our long-term goals,"
said Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group's Chairman and CEO.
"We continue to develop new music business solutions and maintain
our digital leadership position, while managing costs, gaining share
and delivering strong returns on A&R investments." Major
sellers in the quarter included the Twilight soundtrack and titles
from Seal, Nickelback, Enya and Johnny Hallyday. On a constant-currency
basis, the decline in mechanical revenue of 16.4% was offset by
a 10.0% increase in synchronization revenue, a 4.3% rise in performance
revenue and a strong 66.7% increase in digital revenue. Music Publishing
operating income was $5 million, up 25.0% from $4 million in the
prior-year quarter. Warner Music Group became the only stand-alone
music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May
2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists,
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record
labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy,
Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner,
Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word.
Aiken no longer with his record label -- RCA -- following
in the tradition of other 'Idol' alums, including Blake Lewis, Katharine
McPhee, Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard. Bloggers first noticed
Aiken's information was missing from RCA's Web site. In January,
Aiken ended his run as Sir Robin in "Monty Python's Spamalot"
when the show closed its doors. He also surprised everyone late
last year when he announced he was gay and became a father. "I
cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things," the singer
said at the time.
"Consumers Digest Best Buy" rating is determined
by Consumers Digest editors and is awarded to products that demonstrate
exceptional value in the extremely competitive marketplace.
Sennheiser Headphones are featured in the February 2009 edition
of Consumers Digest and include the powerful, bass-driven MX 560
earbuds, the precise HD 280 Pro professional studio headphones,
and the top-of-the-line PXC 450 noise canceling headphones. All
of these "Consumers Digest Best Buys" are available at
major U.S. consumer electronics retail stores.
Sennheiser MX 560 high-performance earbuds received a Best Buy among
"economy" models in the "Canalphones/Earbuds"
category. The MX 560 is praised as comfortable, "with surprising
clarity, depth and detail for the dollar," according to Consumers
Digest. Sennheiser's HD 280 Pro professional headphones received
a Best Buy among "mid-range" models in the "Full-Size
Headphones" category. Not only does it sound "better than
headphones that cost $100 more," according to Consumers Digest,
but it delivers "deep bass, full mid-range and lively highs."
presented its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned keyboard
artist/composer Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer,
solo artist) and multiple GRAMMY Award/OSCAR-winning jazz visionary
Herbie Hancock (Miles Davis, The Headhunters, solo artist). Chosen
for their excellence in music, innovation and dedication to the
arts, Emerson and Hancock were presented with the awards during
dedicated ceremonies at the 2009 Winter NAMM Show in California.
Jammy For Ralston! The Jammys,
sponsored by Relix magazine, Jambands.com and Promoter Peter Shapiro,
are for bands or artists associated with live, improvisational music.
Producer Marvin Etzioni wrote us from Italy to report that veteran
West Michigan singer-songwriter Ralston Bowles, a three-time Jammie
winner in 2003, won the coveted album and song of the year awards
at Tuesday night's 10th anniversary of the Jammie Awards. Congrats
Ralston and Marvin! A record crowd of more than 1,200 people streamed
into The Intersection for the show hosted by community radio station
WYCE-FM (88.1) with performances by more than 20 bands and solo
artists on two stages.
See & Hear The Music When Julian Asher listens to an orchestra,
he doesn't just hear music; he also sees it. The sounds of a violin
make him see a rich burgundy color, shiny and fluid like a red wine,
while a cello's music flows like honey in a golden yellow hue. One
suggestion is that synesthesia and autism in a single person may
make him or her a savant, someone with a singular and extreme intellectual
ability. Asher, a researcher in the department of genomic medicine
at Imperial College London, has a rare condition called synesthesia,
a neurological condition in which people experience a mixing of
their senses. When he was a child, Asher would go to the symphony
with his parents and assumed that the lights went down so that everyone
could see the colors better. "I mean, why else would they do
it?" he said. "My parents asked something, and I said,
'Oh, they turned the lights off so you could see the colors,' and
they had no idea what I was talking about, and that's when I realized
that they didn't see what I saw," he said. He never knew that
his condition had a name until he happened to be researching the
genetics of perfect pitch, which has been anecdotally linked with
synesthesia. "Even to this day, I'll run into people who study
neuroscience for a living, and they've never heard of it,"
he said. There are organizations that promote awareness, but still
a lot of people don't know about it, he said. As many as 1 percent
of people have the most recognizable form of synesthesia, studies
say. Acclaimed Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov, who wrote
"Lolita," famously had the disorder, as did physicist
Richard Feynman and composer Franz Liszt.
Bands COME TOGETHER -- Playing at SXSW
Who Meets Who:
Cleveland rapper with a killer sing-song flow got a major boost
at South by Southwest, where he showed up higher-billed acts like
Kid Sister "Im jus Cudi u know?....im wierd...i love cheeseburgers
and beer...i only make music about realness....my lifes goal is
to live on the moon...im not the president, so dont expect me to
go there musically...but if u wanna hear suttin soooo awesomely
dope, different, deep, passionate, fun, and abstract, then look
no further fella ya found him. lol"
the Best Engineered Album, and Producer of the Year Grammy awards
get lumped into the pre-show with best polka album, to make room
for Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus to play BFF while the world watches
on, wondering which one is dating which Jonas brother? Kudos to
Rick Rubin (Metallica, Neil Diamond, Weezer) for his producer
of the year award, and Vance Powell, Jack White and Joe
Chiccarelli (U2, Frank Zappa, Elton John) for
best engineered album. Oh and one more thing...how do the grammy's
completely forget Leroi
Moore from the Dave Matthews Band in their tribute to those
who passed away this year? Ridiculous."
-- Luke Brawner (courtesy of Bob Lefsetz)
the pretelecast awards ceremony, King, 83, who won his 15th Grammy,
for best traditional blues album for One Kind Favor
(Geffen), alluded to the recession. I
believe the blues, the way things are today, is more important now
than it ever was. Unless you got a lot of money. I dont.
and file-sharing were inevitable progressions in technology, the
way that compact discs were a progression from cassette tapes. The
biz used to get by knowing that one hit single could sell a million
albums (or more) at $10 a pop. Now, a hit single will most likely
only sell a million single song downloads (if that) at 99c a pop,
which is obviously 1/10 the revenue. "
life I've had a choice of hate and love. I chose love, and I'm here.
--AR. Rahman, composer
Devotees throng the temples offering jal (water) and bael (bilva)
leaves to Lord Shiva on the occasion of his birth anniversary. There
is a story related to Shivratri, about the union of Shiva and Shakti.
Shiva is the silent witness, the chidakasha and Shakti is chitti
or chidvilasa, the energy that plays and displays in the infinite
space. Shiva is the formless Being; Shakti is the manifestation
in the field. This is the recognition of the dual aspect of matter
and energy. Happy Shivratri!
The End, The Love You Take Is Equal To The Love You Make ..."
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