Monday, December 01, 2008

Pop links: Elvis Costello Spectacle, Dr. Who calendar, more Space Pirate, Supergirl preview and more!

The New York Times checks out Elvis Costello's new music interview show, "Spectacle," which debuts on the Sundance Channel this Wednesday.

Stylistically it is a blend of “The Dick Cavett Show,” “Inside the Actors Studio” and “Charlie Rose,” with singers like Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright and Smokey Robinson discussing their history and influences at length.

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The BBC's annual Doctor Who online advent(ure) calendar is up!

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A Cincinnati radio station TV station has changed its call letters to WKRP. There's no Johnny Fever on staff, however.

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Steve Buscemi may star in a Martin Scorsese-produced series on HBO.

Written by Terrence Winter and to be directed by Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire" is based on Nelson Johnson's nonfiction book, which chronicles the 1920s origins of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Buscemi would play Nucky Johnson, a cunning businessman who runs a liquor distribution ring at the onset of Prohibition.


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Via Occasional Superheroine: The not-so-original origin of Emily the Strange.

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Pappy presents another Star Pirate adventure.

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Read about 20 pop song references in "Doctor Who."

* 4. I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) – The Three Doctors

Okay, you don't actually hear a sample, but when guesting Doctor 2 (Patrick Troughton) tries to explain who he is in relation to incumbent Doctor 3 (Jon Pertwee) he states “I am he and he is me,” to which baffled yet fab'n'groovy Jo Grant replies “And we are all together, goo goo coo choo?” She explains it's a song by the Beatles, and recorder-clutching Troughton is delighted - “Oh, how does it go?” putting it to his lips. Sadly the exciting drama of evil reality-eating antimatter, which looks a bit like Space Blancmange, cuts short the music lesson.


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Hey, there's a new Guns'n'Roses album out. Where's my Dr. Pepper?!


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Newsarama previews the pretty fun-looking Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade #1.

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1 comment:

Rick said...

I hate to tell you this but it is a TV station that became WKRP. I wish it had been a radio station but I'll take what I can get.