Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GLEE



I am SOOOOOO excited to see the pilot of this show (airing May 19th on Fox)! I hope it lives up to the trailer. If it does, I will be anxiously awaiting the series debut in the fall!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kris Allen - "She Works Hard For the Money"



I adored Kris Allen's version of "She Works Hard For the Money" last night on American Idol. I am a big fan of the original, but I really loved his interpretation.

Go Kris! And go Allison! I love her too. :)

(Video c/o MJsBigBlog.com)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sin In Linen Glasses/Tumblers

I loooove the linens & towels & stuff on the Sin In Linen site, but I am most crazy about these glasses & tumblers! There are 3 designs and each design comes in a set of 4.

$38.00/set @ Sin In Linen


Girl Power Rocks Glasses


Vice Rocks Glasses


Vice Tumblers Glasses

Monday, April 13, 2009

Green Day's 'Know Your Enemy' Video: Exclusive Footage - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News



Green Day's 'Know Your Enemy' Video: Exclusive Footage - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

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I'm so excited for Green Day's new record to come out on May 15th! I was one of the lucky ones who got to hear the album live at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco last week and omg, was it fantastic! Standouts to me are the title track 21st Century Breakdown, Know Your Enemy, 21 Guns, Murder City and Last of the American Girls. I'm going to see the band again tomorrow at the Fox Theater, where I'm sure they'll be playing the new record again, especially since they'll be filming the show this time!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

"Bruno" Trailer!

Holy S this looks incredible....

American Idiot: The Musical



Another reason I am so glad I live in the bay area! My favorite band (a.k.a. Green Day) are turning their last album into my favorite form of theater: a musical!

From: Variety.com

Green Day's 'Idiot' heads to the stage
Musical version of album to bow at Berkeley

By DAVID ROONEY, GORDON COX

A legit tuner version of the 2004 Green Day album "American Idiot" will open the 2009-10 season at Berkeley Repertory Theater.

Michael Mayer, who picked up a 2007 Tony for his direction of "Spring Awakening," will helm "American Idiot." Mayer co-writes the book with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who conceived the punk-opera album and wrote most of the lyrics. The band -- comprising Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool -- is credited with music for the show.

Co-produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day, the "American Idiot" disc sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won Grammy Awards for rock album and record of the year. Upon its release, it was widely compared to classic rock opera/concept albums such as the Who's "Tommy," which was turned into a Broadway hit in 1993; and Pink Floyd's "The Wall," also in development as a stage musical for the Weinstein Co.

A nihilistic coming-of-age story drenched in post-9/11 paranoia, "American Idiot" follows disaffected contemporary American Everykid Jesus of Suburbia as he morphs into violent, drug-dealing alter-ego St. Jimmy and falls for anarchist girlfriend Whatsername.

Hits spawned by the album include the title song, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

Choreography is by Steven Hoggett, movement director on the National Theater of Scotland's well-received 2007 production "Black Watch," which has toured internationally and played two sellout stints Off Broadway.

Berkeley Rep preem for the musical represents a nod to the Bay Area roots of Green Day, which launched its career there in the late '80s.

No Broadway plans have been announced for the show.

The San Fran-area regional already has announced the rest of its 2009-10 season, which also includes another new rock-inspired tuner, "Girlfriend," based on the 1991 Matthew Sweet album. Berkeley Rep in 2006 staged the world premiere of "Passing Strange," musician Stew's rock odyssey that was further developed at New York's Public Theater before moving to Broadway.

Green Day's eighth studio album, "21st Century Breakdown," drops May 15, with the band expected to kick off a world tour following the opening of "American Idiot."

Walt Disney Family Museum to open in San Francisco this fall



I am a big Disney freak, so I am more than thrilled that the Walt Disney Family Museum will be opening up near where I live this fall. I really like that the focus will be on Walt rather than the company.

From: OC Register

Disney Family Museum to open this fall… in San Francisco
April 2nd, 2009, 5:47 am · posted by Adam Townsend, Staff Writer

The Walt Disney Family Foundation, headed up by Walt Disney’s sole surviving daughter, has announced it’s going to open the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

The museum will be dedicated to Disney’s life and work, featuring drawings he did as a child, storyboards from classic Disney movies and the original Oscar he received for “Snow White,” the first feature-length animation in history.

Other pieces from the Disney family archives and stuff on loan from the company will appear in the museum as well when it opens in the fall of this year.

Why is the museum, which opens this fall, in San Francisco?

Elaine Mellis, a spokeswoman for the Disney Family Museum, said that the family had considered putting the museum in a number of different cities — Kansas City where Disney started his early career, Chicago where he went to art school and, of course, greater Los Angeles where he met with his greatest success as an artist, animator, producer, studio mogul and developer.

The family finally settled on San Francisco for a couple reasons, Mellis said.

First, the Disney family moved north to Napa Valley after Walt’s death, where they still remain. The family has rented space to store their archives for the last 10 years in the Presidio, a huge decommissioned military base now involved in extensive revitalization efforts.

The museum will be in historical barracks painstakingly renovated in cooperation with The Presidio Trust, the federal agency charged with preserving the thousands of buildings on the historic base.

Clay Harrell, a spokesman for the trust, said the deal to locate the musem in the Presidio has been in the works for several years.

Furthermore, Mellis said the family wanted the museum to stand on its own — though the Walt Disney Corporation has been cooperative with the foundation, the aim is for the museum to focus on Walt himself.

“Walt’s is kind of a California story,” Mellis said. ”They wanted to get it away from the company.”