Archives for May 7, 2010

Throwback Friday: “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner

Now here’s a song that’s for rolling up the windows in your car and singing at the top of your lungs or in the shower while you’re getting crunked for your work day- especially the chorus. The year is 1985, and the movie “Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome” was in theaters. Tina Turner was at the prime of her singing career, although we can argue that her music is timeless. “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner was the theme song for “Mad Max” a film in which she also played a leading role of Aunty Entity alongside Mel Gibson (“Max”). If you listen to the lyrics, between singing at the top of your lungs 😆 , the song speaks of peace and hope for the future. The video for the song and won a MTV Music Award for Best Female Video and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard charts.

Nhojj American GAY Pride Tour to climax with National Anthem

Unlikely but true, the neo-soul music artist from Guyana with the strange name of Nhojj will be headlining at Gay Pride festivities from New York to Colorado this June. His six-city American GAY Pride Tour will climax with his a cappella rendition of the National Anthem in Indianapolis, IN on June 12.

WEEDS back Aug 16 sans Elizabeth Perkins, picked up by TV Guide

Here’s the latest on the Showtime series, “Weeds.” The most shocking news is the recent announcement that Elizabeth Perkins who plays “Celia Hodes” will not be returning for upcoming season 6. For now, her plans involve developing her own comedy series and also playing the role of a mother on an animated/live character film “I Hop” which “Revolves around an out-of-work slacker who runs over the Easter Bunny while driving home late. Since the bunny can’t hop with a broken leg, the slacker is pressed into duty to save Easter. The film becomes a two-hander between the iconic holiday critter and the slacker, each of whom is running from adulthood.” (source: I wonder how they’ll write Celia out of the script. I love the show, but it has gotten so bizarre since its early beginnings.