Posts Tagged ‘Television’

My MTV

January 26, 2011

Radio. I still listen to it, but mostly online nowadays. Love it because I’ll hear music that I otherwise wouldn’t listen too. So the other day I started reminiscing the 90s when i heard Lynden David Hall’s Sexy Cinderella on my favourite BBC 1xtra.

Remembering those late nights watching MTV Amour. I probably should have been asleep by the time it was on but fell asleep after it instead.

Good old days drowning into the sexy, silky, smooth sounds of those love songs. Amour was one of my favourite shows being a big MTV fan as a teen. After The Lick!

Every Wednesday night, 10p.m. I was glued. The Lick – Trevor Nelson, his voice, the sofa. And the music of course.

That’s what they used to do on MTV, play music videos, lots of them. They still do, don’t they? (on the extra channels I think like MTV2, MTV Dance, MTV Base)

Trevor Nelson, we salute you, then he got rid of the sofa and I started losing interest. I moved to the UK and his British accent wasn’t that special anymore.

I listened to him on the BBC 1xtra Breakfast Show but now he is only one good DJ among many other. Thanks CJ Beatz for bringing back some Old Skool on Sunday.

Amour and The Lick have both had a big impact in defining my taste for music and what I listen to today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhhrNcmV2uo

Another video often played on Amour and so great it had to be added to this post.

RIP Lynden David Hall and Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes.

Misfits

December 21, 2010

First season great. Second season outstanding. Why do I have to wait a whole year for the third season? It’s going to be freaking amazing. I hope. It should be. New superpowers. Awesome.

So, the first season had six episodes, second had seven, will the third have eight? Please producers, be a bit more generous.

After a very strange storm a group of offenders on community service developed super powers. Love it. Now, which one would you have chosen: Turning back time, invisibility, hearing other people’s thoughts, making someone aroused by touching them or …

Can’t give that one away but it’s at the end of the first season. And it’s hilarious.

It’s the best British series ever. No wonder it won the BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series.

Misfits felt a bit like Skins, which I gave up watching after very few episodes. But these kids had super powers. Even though I’m not a huge fan of science fiction this is right up my street.

They’re no superheroes since, even if they mean well and try to do right, trouble is around the corner. And that’s what makes them stick together. Alicia, Kelly, Curtis, Simon and Nathan.

Best, absolute best things about Misfits – Kelly. Nathan. The jokes, the sarcasm.

Once an it-girl, now an artist

November 22, 2010

Carolina Gynning. From it-girl, Big Brother-winner and glamour model to respected artist and TV-presenter. She surely knew how to use her ’15-minutes-of-fame’ right.

2004 was the year I moved from Sweden and the same year Carolina Gynning was on Swedish Big Brother with her platinum blonde hair and fake boobs. Six years later I move back. I turn on the television and the only thing I recognise¬† is her voice but I wouldn’t have known it was her if it wasn’t for the caption.

Gone was the long blonde locks and the silicon implants. And she was skinnier too.

On Friday, I was in central Stockholm with a dear friend, who also happens to be a Carolina fan who instantly recognised her work. For me it was, ‘oh, so this it-girl is painting now, don’t these celebrities try to do everything’.

But there was something interesting about those paintings, very colourful and they looked like self-portraits expressing different emotions. Even I could understand that.

Walking around the exhibition I got a good update and background information about Carolina so my attitude changed. I was a bit more positive toward this celebrity’s credibility.

As we were getting to the end my friend told me Carolina was sitting there. No, I didn’t recognise her. Next to her was her mother, also a famous artist, whose sculpture were displayed at the exhibition.

We walked around again so I could have another look at her. There was especially one painting that we paid extra attention to. One of a naked women with her legs spread out and a pig’s head covering her crotch. Carolina was happy to stand up and talk to us about her inspiration. Swine flu.

She was also having a hard time with men, male pigs, and as it was at the same time the swine flu broke hence the pig’s head.

She talked to us for about ten minutes, walking from one painting to another. I was very impressed and I could get through with my misconceptions of the bimbo image that had stuck to my mind. People change. I guess celebrities do too.