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

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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 “LOUD” by Rihanna….

2010 Def Jam Records

Rihanna has got to be without a doubt one of the hardest woman working in the R&B and Pop genre of music. Within five years she has had five albums out and has gone from a new artist to a definite superstar in R&B and Pop music. She has returned just one year after her last release “Rated R” with a brand new album entitled LOUD.

With her last release “Rated R” she brought to us a darker and more personal side, which some people liked and others did not. A lot of the lyrics and writing represented things she was going through in her life at the time. I for one respected the album for the fact that it showed us not only a different side of her, but also her growth as an artist. Musicians in the R&B/Pop field  especially, tend to be not given too much room for growth, so I respect artists who push the boundaries for growth and try to go beyond the standard expectations put on them.

LOUD  brings back the dance music that Rihanna’s fans have grown to love from her. She does really well with this genre of music, and her multi platnium effort “Good Girl Gone Bad” was living proof of this. With her first single off the album “Only Girl” she not only started to receive huge praise not only from her fans, but the dance clubs as well. Her second single “What’s My Name” Featuring Drake also did well and continues to do so on the charts. Songs like “S&M,” “Cheers”, and “Love the Way You Lie Part II” Featuring Eminemn show us that Rihanna is not only back to her normal self as an artist, but also here to stay.

The one song off the album that really blew me away is a song called “Complicated.” This song is a standard mid-tempo ballad, but I think what really blew me away about the song is not only the emotional factor of the song but also the strength Rihanna has with her voice. This song is a perfect example of not only the talented artist she is, but also of the amazing vocal range she has.

Overall LOUD is a fun album, whether you just want to hear something upbeat that puts you in a good mood, or a great album before the club, LOUD is the way to go.

I would have to give it FOUR.FIVE out of FIVE Stars!!!!

Great job Rihanna, and keep up the great work!

-Warren

A Music Review of “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift…

Big Machine Records 2010

Lets face it, there is a lot of talent in the music industry out there. Sometimes so much that it is hard to catch everything without feeling like you have missed something. Its amazing how many artists begin their careers so young and do so well in the music industry. Taylor Swift is one of these artists, who starting off at a young age, and after three releases is already a big star.

I am generally not a big fan of country music, and that is probably one of the genres that it has been hard for me to get into. I will however say that there is a couple of artists in the genre that I do like, and deserve attention. Taylor does a great job at blending country and pop music into a sound that makes it very easy to enjoy on some level.

Taylor is back with her brand new release Speak Now. The title of the album really reflects not only her own voice, but her growth as an artist. Her first single off the album “Be Mine” has a very similar vibe to some of her other hits like “Love Story” or “Fifteen.”  It is a catchy, but basic song with a good melody, and lyrics. Other songs on the album such as “Sparks Fly” and “Back to December” reflect this same vibe. I think where she really through me for a loop were with songs like “Mean” and “Better than Revenge.” Mean though a well written and truthful song reflects an attitude from Taylor that we haven’t seen before, as even more so does Revenge. Revenge has a vibrant rock feel to it, and almost reminds me of Katy Perry in a way, this is definitely a heavier style for Taylor and one at which I think she did a great job with. Not only was it unexpected but a success in my eyes.

The album consists of 14 songs, and I don’t think there is one song on there which I disliked or got bored with. As a matter of fact, after getting this album I went back and listened to her last album Fearless and realized that album was also starting to grow on me more along with the new album.

Speak Now is a great album which talks about things people may see or feel everyday. There is at least one song someone can relate too from a period in their life at one point or another, if not more than one song. I think if Taylor continues on the path she is, she will continue to grow not only as an artist but also expand her fan base even more than she already has. Excellent job Taylor and crew!

I give it FOUR out of FIVE Stars.

-Warren