Hi everyone, well this the last issue before the Christmas one! It is incredible that the years go so quickly! I think what should happen is that they make a year 730 days long and then not only would you be half your age, no-one would say where has the year gone ! Also you would then get two summer holidays a year and we could restrict it to one Christmas, so you don't go to all the expense more than once in 730 days! Lol
An old friend rang me the other day to talk about his new band TURBO WEEKEND He was raving about them. Well, when you consider that he manages Nick Kershaw and Imogen Heap, if he gets excited about a band they must be good! You will get a chance to see them supporting Imogen in Copenhagen on January 26th 2007. They will be releasing an EP on their own label at the same time.
Take a look at their MYSPACE page, there isn't too much up there at the moment but it at least will give you a link to watch them fro the future
Here's something interesting and new. Fame TV is turning couch potatoes into national stars within 15 Minutes! The UK based media company is launching the UK's first user generated TV channel on 6 November, 2006. The channel will be fully interactive and rely entirely on members of the public for its programming content.
On Fame TV, viewers will be able to create their own moments of fame by uploading video clips, pictures and texts via mobile phones and the internet. Broadcasting will take place all year round, 24/7, and be available to Sky customers in the UK and Ireland.
Fame TV aims to broadcast all video submissions live on air within 15 minutes of the user submitting the content. Viewers are invited to send in their own music selection which will play as the backing soundtrack to clips during broadcast.
The public will have full control over what they see on screen and can vote via SMS for the clips they want to view. If a piece they don't like is playing, they can vote it off screen in a matter of seconds and choose the next clip to air.
Each viewer may have their own signature tag that appears on screen every time they interact by SMS or MMS, allowing them to build their own interactive broadcast community and communicate with others while watching.
John Hayes, head of development, says: "We are moving into a new era of television where user generated content and viewer interaction are key to the programming. The mobile phone will become the new remote control and we're expecting to generate a vast library of diverse content, courtesy of the British public."
The concept is similar in principal to that of the currently en vogue MySpace and Youtube, it will provide viewers with a platform for communicating with friends and promoting themselves. Aspiring actors, models and unsigned bands will be able to showcase their talents and launch their careers on national TV in an instant.
Take a look at their website and have a go http://wwwfametv.com
It will be interesting to see where TV will go in 10 years, with the advent of all the interactive channels that are coming along. Although I must say, I remember watching Public Channels in the USA in the 80's and it certainly hasn't damaged the professional channels there. Personally, I think that there is a place for both in a modern society.
Well for all of you who are avid supports of the X-Factor here are the tour dates :
THU 22/02/2007 19:30
Newcastle Metroradio Arena
SAT 17/02/2007 19:00
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
SUN 18/02/2007 19:30
Nottingham Ice Arena
THU 22/02/2007 19:30
Hallam FM Arena
FRI 23/02/2007 19:30
National Exhibition Centre
SUN 25/02/2007 19:30
Manchester Evening News Arena
FRI 02/03/2007 19:30
SUN 04/03/2007 19:30
WED 07/03/2007 19:30
Cardiff International Arena
MON 12/03/2007 19:30
THU 15/03/2007 19:30
And for everyone who wants to go to see Kylie now she's back to good health:
2ND JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
3RD JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
5TH JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
6TH JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
8TH JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
9TH JANUARY - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON
12TH JANUARY - EVENING NEWS ARENA - MANCHESTER
13TH JANUARY - EVENING NEWS ARENA - MANCHESTER
15TH JANUARY - EVENING NEWS ARENA - MANCHESTER
16TH JANUARY - EVENING NEWS ARENA - MANCHESTER
Tickets for both can be obtained from all good ticket agents.
A few famous birthdays !!
4th November - Sean " P Diddy" Combs - 36
5th November - Bryan Adams - 47
5th November - Ike Turner - 75
8th November - Jack Osbourne - 21
11th November - Leonardo DiCaprio - 32
21st November - Bjork - 41
26th November - Tina Turner - 67
Scary Spice is expecting a baby by Eddie Murphy, it will be interesting to see how he turns out, when he grows up!
Seems that Kate Moss and Pete Doherty could well be converting there relationship into something serious J J J
Well that's the lot this month keep the e-mails coming in
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Songlink is for Songwriters who need to place their songs www.songlink.com
If you are a performer and you want to showcase to the industry then this is for you www.thebedford.com They show the shows live on the internet !
Want to get your music into films ???
Then you need to check this out. Cuesheet Music Report