Appropriately titled, "Dutch Influence," the film gets right to the point with saying that dance music originated in Europe and explains it's transition into America. The film features talented, global superstars such as Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and many more. The doc will follow these rising talents through some of the party capitals of the world and give fans an insight of their experiences and what it takes to stay fresh in the revolution of dance music. Check out the trailer and for more information visit the Dutch Influence homepage here.
It’s a tough world, nice guys finish last. There are plenty of sayings that are meant to prepare us for a mean world where success means being more underhanded than your predecessor. To many, there’s just no room for extra kindnesses, because kindness itself has become a weakness. This myth of kindness and generosity as things that are detrimental has kept people in fierce competition for years. The truth, however, is that people who reach out and help others are no more likely to fall behind in the world than peers who only look out for themselves. Dispelling the falsehood of self-interest getting people ahead is Good Virus, Kindness is Contagious.
Released this morning, the trailer for Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon previews the familial and religious origins of the band's four Nashville-native members - brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill - as depicted by the film's director Stephen C. Mitchell.
The documentary follows the Followills' progressive rise to rock 'n' roll fame and their recent, somewhat volatile social position in the media. Including tour footage, southern imagery, interviews with the brothers' parents and the band members themselves, and childhood home videos, Talihina Sky (referring to the town Talihina in Oaklahoma) focuses on the Followills' youth as Christian boys in Tennessee. The film examines how their early years influenced, and continue to influence, their current status as a mainstream rock band.
In a BBC documentary called Lily Allen: Riches To Rags, the retired singer discusses about her two miscarriages and about her eating disorder.
In 2008, Allen suffered a miscarriage and two years later, she lost her second child six months into her pregnancy.
"It was a really long battle. And I think that kind of thing changes a person.”
She also admits in the documentary that she suffers from bulimia, "I used to vomit after meals. It’s not something I’m proud of. But, I tell you what, a lot of people came up to me telling me how great I looked and I’d be on the cover of every magazine. I thought I looked good and it was great to be able to try on clothes and feel a million dollars. But I wasn’t happy, I really wasn’t.”
The documentary will air on March 15 in the U.K.
Movie and television nerd right here. Name the title and you'll get the quotes. Give the quotes and expect to hear the actors. A brat pack, documentary, six degrees of Kevin Bacon kind of fanatic and proud of it.
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I'm originally from Illinois, so the phrase "world series" usually denotes feelings of shame and embarrassment as the Cubs drop the ball year after year. But this is a world series that I can get behind. I can't think of a better way to start 2010.
Starting January 1st and running through the 5th, Las Vegas is playing host to The World Series of Beer Pong. Contestants pay a registration fee of $599, which is a hefty price to pay for the legions of mainly college students who flock to the strip for this fifth annual competition. Luckily for them, the fee also includes a four-night stay at The Flamingo (home of the competition) and of course, the opportunity to play for the largest payout in the tournament's history with over $65,000 in prizes. Now that will buy you a lot of PBR.
After a long, sleep-deprived week, I was readying myself last night for a well-deserved night’s rest before another day of journalistic prosperity here at the joonbug offices. I predicated my slumber with the positive, reinforcing words of Henry Rollins’ spoken word performances; a new personal obsession which, I feel, brings hope and assurance to my often bleak view of everyday life. As my eyes began to involuntarily close, I decided to close-out my session of “youtube-ery” with a video from the site’s side-bar suggestions, namely, a musical performance. I saw the name of a performer I was unfamiliar with and thought, “Why not?” as I clicked on the less-than encumbered thumbnail. In a clip from the former hardcore-singer’s talk-show on cable’s IFC, I saw an exceptionally overweight, middle-aged man in sweat-pants and what looked like a hand-Sharpied t-shirt timidly fist-strumming mangled chords on an acoustic guitar. When he opened his mouth, his nasal, slightly off-key voice began singing a song of love by way of poetic despair that made the world around me float away until all that was left was the music pouring from my computer speakers and my heart that was breaking with each word the man spoke. I replayed the song over and over again, mesmerized at the aural magnetism of the song despite its apparent simplicity. Hours and hours later, early into the morning, I found myself lying on my bed, unable to get to sleep, weeping uncontrollably at the beauty of Daniel Johnston’s music.
During his early years, Danny J. Phillips, or DJ P, has been either championed or run-out of clubs in Missouri and other parts of the bread-basket states due to his creativity and talent of “blending” unlikely musical styles. His notoriety as a turntablist grew into mass public appeal when he won the Midwest Regional DMC DJ Championships in 1999 and was invited to perform at the national tournament in San Francisco. Amidst the performances of expert scratchers, beat-jugglers, and cross-fader flickers, DJ P performed with his own unique style of mixing cross-genre tracks, such as dropping Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More” over a hip-hop breakbeat while waving his finger at the other contestants. He followed with a rendition of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” leading into a mix of Bruce Hornsby’s “The Way It Is” over the classic Newcleus track “Jam on It”, again, pointing to the other contestants when Hornsby sang, “get a job.” To top off his performance, P jumped in front of the turntables to show off his b-boy upbringing by break dancing during the remaining seconds of his performance. He was the only DJ out of the entire tournament to receive a standing ovation.
MTV has decided to air the eight-episode addiction documentary, “Gone Too Far,” hosted by the late DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein. The upcoming reality documentary follows the lives of young adults in their early to mid twenties addicted to drugs and alcohol and their attempts at recovery. The show follows the young adults and their relationships with their friends and family through their recovery processes. DJ AM acts as both the documentary host and self-shoots a majority of the footage of the addicts, their recovery, and the later updates on their respective successes or setbacks.