Shady’s Corner – Review of Universal Pulse by 311…

 

Welcome back to another Shady’s Corner. In this episode Shady the Biker tells you what he thought of the CD Universal Pulse by 311. Find out what he thinks of the following songs on the CD:

  1. Time Bomb
  2. Wild Nights
  3. Sunset In July
  4. Trouble
  5. Count Me In
  6. Rock On
  7. Weightless
  8. And A Ways To Go

See if he thinks 8 songs are enough or too many. Tell us what you think of Universal Pulse, by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget you can buy the CD on Amazon or head on over to iTunes and buy just the songs you want.

To listen and watch more reviews from Shady, check out is very own corner.

Shady’s Corner – the first…

Welcome to the first Shady’s Corner right here on Entertainment for the Rest of Us!

We are so excited to be launching this segment on the EftRoU website. Shady the Biker has been talking about doing his own reviews of music, movies and what ever else he can think of for over a year! Well, he’s finally done it.

In this Shady’s Corner, Shady will be sharing his thoughts on Move Like This the latest CD from The Cars.

It has been over 24 years since The Cars put out a CD, so if you want to pick up Move Like This you can purchases it on Amazon or iTunes. Watch and listen to the video below as Shady talks about the songs he likes and the songs he doesn’t. For example:

Blue Tip
Keep on Knocking
Sad Song
Drag On Forever
Free
It’s Only

Tell us what you think of the first Shady’s Corner or what you think of Move Like This by leaving a comment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time…

Review of Adele’s 21

Adele 21 CD

Columbia - Adele21

The British singer Adele just released her 2nd cd and the heartbreaking sadness attacks your ears.  If you’ve been through any relationship problems it’s hard not to have some empathy for  her.  Her voice is amazing and makes you want to help her through her pain.  I love the dark tones of true emotion and it pierced my soul.  This album should set her apart from the rest of the British “Blue eyed Soul” female singers.
According to the Official Charts Company, Adele is the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the UK Singles Chart and the UK Album Chart simultaneously since The Beatles.

21 is a mood album to put on after a heartbreak or on a rainy day and it will feel as good as being around your best friend.   I would strongly suggest adding this CD to your collection and immersing yourself in one of the best new voices this generation has to offer. In this world of half naked bubblegum pop stars, Adele shows that talent and substance will prevail in the long run.
Album highlights: Turning Tables, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, and The Cure’s Lovesong.

I give this CD 8 out of 10 stars.

Peace out Allen!

EftRoU 104: 80’s revisited…

This week we thought we would try something a little different. So, we step back in to the 80’s, a revisit if you will. Mike and I discuss some of our favorite TV shows from the 80’s . Then we take a look at a movie made in 2011 that takes place in the 80’s, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’. To round out the show we conduct a retro DV-Debrief, ‘On Crazy Summer‘.

Catchall Segment:

Do you find yourself thinking about the good ol’ days and how you loved watching TV. Don’t worry if you said ‘no’, it’s okay. Mike and I share some of the TV show’s we enjoyed watching back int he day. We also share some the shows our fans enjoyed watching. Leave us a comment and tell us what are some of your favorite TV shows from the 80’s.

Feature Flick:

Take Me Home Tonight

Relativity Media - Take Me Home Tonight

We were excited to take on this week’s feature flick, “Take Me Home Tonight“. The story of Take Me Home Tonight was written by Topher Grace, you know the guy who plays Forman on ‘That 70’s Show‘. The story he wrote, is about a guy who is not sure what he wants to do now that he has graduated from college. So before the summer is over he decides to try and get a date with his High School crush. From there all hell breaks loose, well almost all of it. Beside writing the story Topher Grace stars in this film along with, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer. Listen in to see what we really think of this movie and to find out an interesting theory that Mike has.

Retro DV-Debrief:

One Crazy Summer Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures - One Crazy Summer

How many of you remember the movie “One Crazy Summer“? We take a little trip down memory lane and discuss this 1986 film. For those of you who don’t remember ‘One Crazy Summer‘ it stars John Cusack as Hoops McCann, Demi Moore as Cassandra Eldridge, Curtis Armstrong as Ack Ack Raymond, Bobcat Goldthwait as Egg Stork and Joel Murray as George Calamari. Hoops and his buddy George head to Nantucket for the summer after high school graduation to try and figure out what’s next in their lives. Listen in as see what we think of this blast from the past. If you are looking to rent this movie we suggest you check out  iTunes. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of ‘One Crazy Summer’. Or, Tell us what other 80’s movies we should talked about in future episodes. Or, tell us what you think of Bobcat Goldthwait in this movie, is it his best work ever?

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A Music Review of “Strip Me” by Natasha Bedingfield

Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield

Epic/Phonogenic Records

I will have to admit, while Natasha Bedingfield had great success with her last album and single “Pocketful of Sunshine”, I had a hard time getting into her. I had heard the song several times, but it never really hooked me or stood out. It wasn’t really until I picked up Nicki Minaj’s debut album, which she had a song with Natasha on it “Last Chance” that I really realized the amazing voice and talent that Natasha had.

I was at the CD store this weekend and decided to give Natasha’s latest release Strip Me a whirl. I figured that though I love Nicki Minaj, the song with Natasha is by far my favorite, and since I loved that song so much I may be missing out on Natasha’s own music.

I put the CD into my car and immediately I was really diggin it. Not only are the melodies very catchy and have a great hook but her lyrical writing is great and has a good positive message which makes you not only feel good, but also remember it. I have to say I was immediatley blown away, and found myself leaving the CD in my car for a few days on repeat because I couldn’t stop listening to it.

Songs like Weightless, Touch, No Mozart, and Strip Me really hit you hard. I think its the perfect mix of emotion, realistic topics, and a catchy hook that really make the songs so powerful and stand out. While Natasha may not have the most unique voice in the world, she defintely has a talent which can’t be ignored.

I ended up being so pleased that I purchased the album, and went back and bought her last album as well. It hasnt hit me as hard as this one did, but it may very well grow on me. All I know is if Natasha keeps on doing what she is, she will continue to grow in the music industry with her catchy and honest music.

If you are looking for a great CD to feel good too and reflect on your own life, I highly recommend Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield.

I give it 4.5 out of  5 Stars….

-Warren