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Another Gem from the Emails…

Makes Sense... That's Almost Exactly What They Taste Like...

Admittedly, I am a HUGE Elton John fan. Almost as big as any you’ll ever meet.

But I am also realistic. I know when Elton makes a substandard album and long-time fans will feel my pain when I mention these two works: “Leather Jackets” and ” Victim of Love”. The latter is actually a disco album that thankfully very few people have ever heard (or remember hearing).

Elton’s latest– “The Union”– with Leon Russell is a SUPERB CD.

One of the Best Elton John Albums in 20 Years!

When you review The Union, you have to remember to put Elton’s long time lyricist / professional collaborator Bernie Taupin in the mix– especially since Bernie wrote songs with both Elton and Leon on this CD.

If you listen to this work in full– you will find tons of smart, meaningful and artistic touches. Wonderful moments worth enjoying over and over. Do NOT let the short samples make your buying decision for you. This CD is much more than that.

“If It Wasn’t for Bad”, “Hey Ahab”, “Monkey Suit”, “My Kind of Hell” hold their on with some of the BEST ROCKERS Elton and/or Leon have ever been associated with. Bernie Taupin’s lyrics show a sharp rejuvenation as well.

“When Love is Dying” and “Never To Old (To Hold Somebody)” are two of the best “relationship” songs Elton & Bernie have ever written. “In the Hands of Angels” is a tough, poignant song about Leon’s own trials, tribulations and close calls with death.

This is an album for every Elton and Leon fan ever made… And hopefully a whole slew of younger people who have never really paid attention to either of these masters.

Producer T Bone Burnett has captured magic here and we are all the better for it.

Please note the “Deluxe” Edition has 2 extra songs and a DVD directed by Cameron Crowe. The 2 songs are also top notch.

And frankly, it looks like a

PIECE OF SHIT

From The Daily Blam!

What a clusterfuck!

You can half-way understand when a Powerless Comic Book Company has no say in how their characters will be interpreted on film. But Warner Bros owns DC Comics for chrissakes… So who didn’t care enough or have the balls to simply say, “Uh folks… You know this film would be a lot more more fan friendly if you could, at least, leave the damn battery alone.”

First the suit, now the battery.

Hopefully  the story will make up for it.

I think the sight of a dozen– or 144– GLOWING Green Lanterns whizzing around in space with day glo costumes is going to epilepsy inducing– if not downright damaging to my corneas.

Just remember, these are the same people who gave the OK for Catwoman and Superman Returns!

(Thanks to CCW*TV Blog’s Jose Melendez for the link!)

I have had almost this exact conversation 4,334 times:

Stage Mothers… Emphasis on Mothers

Following the Twitter Splosion™ after DC Comics announcement that they are LOWERING prices on ALL their $3.99 comics effective January 2011, several questions are left unanswered:

POLL #1

 

POLL #2

 

POLL #3

UPDATE

MARVEL IS NOW RUMORED TO BE LOWERING PRICES AS WELL. CITING GROWTH IN DIGITAL COMICS SALES AS THE REASON.

Here is one last poll to cover this emerging news:

AN OMINOUS TALE FILLED WITH PATHOS & REGRET

More great comic strips can be found at gunshowcomic.com

(Thanks to CCW*TV’S Jose Melendez for the comic!)

DRINKING TIPS WITH KAREN GILLAN

Tip #1 Take a seat, unwind and have a drink

Tip #2 Whenever anyone asks to take your pic, slowly stretch your muscles, arch your back and flash a "come hither" look

Simple, right?

I, however, would not want to be anywhere near Miss Gillan when she wakes the next day after chasing that liquor with a big fat glass of red wine.

I wonder if Doctor Who can fix a migraine?

(Thanks to Jose Melendez at the CCW*TV Blog for the pics!)