Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Show This Fall–CBS: Elementary

I always love seeing sneak previews of the new fall shows. Now thanks to official network YouTube channels, I can share some of the previews, plus their official description. Next: CBS’ Elementary.

“Go behind the scenes of ‘Elementary’ starring Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama with a crime solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s toughest cases. Watch Thursday Sept 27, 10/9c only CBS!”

NBC: The New Normal (New Show Preview)

I always love seeing sneak previews of the new fall shows. Now thanks to official network YouTube channels, I can share some of the previews, plus their official description. First up: NBC’s The New Normal.

“Get an in-depth look at The New Normal, a new series from Ryan Murphy, coming this fall to NBC.

Tuesdays 9:30/8:30c This Fall on NBC.

Get more
The New Normal: http://NBC.com/The-New-Normal/
Like The New Normal: https://Facebook.com/NBCTheNewNormal
Follow The New Normal: https://Twitter.com/NBCTheNewNormal
The New Normal Tumblr: http://nbcTheNewNormal.Tumblr.com/
The New Normal Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/TheNewNormal/”

Wendy Crowe on Her Music

Singer/songwriter Wendy Crowe

In late 2011, I was watching BBB Channel 12/Oak Ridge’s Ciderville Farm and Home Show. It’s a weekly show that airs every Saturday at 7:30 PM with live local music and old-fashioned comedy. On this particular night, one of the show’s guests was Wendy Crowe, a singer/songwriter who also plays in the duo, Westwend, with Jonathan Maness. In this interview we discuss her upcoming solo CD, as well as her work with Westwend. Westwend is playing a few dates in North Carolina this weekend–on Friday at Twigs in Blowing Rock, NC and on Saturday at Banner Elk Cafe in Banner Elk, NC.

Tim O’Shea: How young were you when you first realized you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?

Wendy Crowe: I’ve always loved to sing, and I would pretend I was on stage every chance I got. However, it was about 6th grade that I really started practicing my writing. I had this teacher, Mrs. Morgan, who loved the arts as much as I did, so we were always singing and doing musicals. She helped me realize that you have to do what you loved.

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Slate Covers Prog Rock

So apparently, once a year, “Slate requires its staff writers and editors to take a month each year, walk away from their usual beats, and write long-form pieces about topics they’d never otherwise cover. ” And that’s how David Weigel arrived at covering prog rock for a week-long series. As a longtime Peter Gabriel fan, I was fascinated to learn the following:

In September 1972, when Genesis was touring the Foxtrot album, singer Peter Gabriel took a powder during the second (of two) solos in “The Musical Box.” He returned wearing a red dress and fox head, approximating the anthropomorphic beast on the band’s album cover, singing out the mantra that ends the song: “Why don’t you touch me, touch me, now, now, now, now!” From then, until Gabriel left the band, it wasn’t a Genesis show unless the singer put on a mask.