3/6 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
3/7 – Bluebird – Denver, CO
3/11 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
3/12 – Redstone Room – Davenport, IA
3/13 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/14 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/16 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/18 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
3/19 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
3/21 – Lake Shore Theater – Chicago, IL
3/24 – Blueberry Hill – St Louis, MO
3/25 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
3/27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/28 – tba – Austin, TX
Anastacia: Nothing new to report on the Anastacia front…in fact I’m still waiting to find out if she plans on releasing her album Heavy Rotation, here in the states. If not, then I have to pick up the import pronto. New European single “Absolutely Positively” is fast growing on me, as is the Moto Blanco remix that’s making it’s round at the clubs in Europe. Hot!
Modern Music: On TV the other night, a State Farm commercial came on about young drivers. The song playing was a fresh, contemporary electro-rock cover of “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” from The Sound Of Music. At the end of the commercial, they plugged the State Farm website where you can download the song for free. I did and I love it! The song file was pre-tagged with the artists name listed as Modern Music. According to their website, Modern Music “delivers custom scores, original songs, remixes, sound design and complete music supervision services for advertising, film, television, gaming and new media.” Interesting. I also learned via the Modern Music website that they are writing an original song for a direct-to-DVD hip hop sequel to the 2000 film Center Stage. Doubly interesting.
Jennifer Coolidge as Hot Coco: On a recent episode of the cutting edge FX drama Nip/Tuck, actress Jennifer Coolidge reprised her character Candy Richards, coming back this time as a “rapper” called Hot Coco. She comes to the doctors asking to be given “black features” so she can have a successful rap career. It sounds controversial but it was actually rather hilarious. Jennifer Coolidge is a true comic genius. You have to check out the video for yourself. Inappropriate? Yes. Very. But hilarious all the same.
Jennifer Hudson: Don’t forget to check out Jennifer Hudson singing the National Anthem before this Sunday’s big game! It’s her first public performance since the tragic deaths of her mother and nephew.