Monday, May 30, 2011
This evening I've watched the finale of "V - Series 2" on the Syfy network. I'm old enough to remember the original series back in the eighties and I'm not a fan of remakes or updates as a rule but this series has been superb, with a cliffhanger ending that set it up brilliantly for Series Three.... Except that there won't be a Series Three because US TV network ABC have cancelled the show!
I know that in America ratings are King, Queen, Judge, Jury & Executioner but it REALLY frustrates me when there's a great story waiting to be told, great TV waiting to be made and it's all left hanging in mid air, unresolved, indefinitely.
This happened a few years ago. Fox produced a great little series called "Point Pleasant" starring Elisabeth Harnois. Only eight of the thirteen epidodes aired in the UK or the US. I ended up buying the box set on DVD and watched it through to a dramatic conclusion that set things up nicely for a second series that was never made. Fox cancelled the show and so a story with so much potential remianed half told.
I'm not one of the people who followed the show "Lost" but if that had been cancelled a series or two into it's six season run then I'm sure fans of the show would have been pretty hacked off, never knowing what on Earth was going on or why all those people were on that island.
Well...welcome to my world! I'm gutted that "V" has been cancelled, frustrated that the story it told will have no resolution and annoyed at the near-sightedness of TV executives that put ratings above great television. A real shame...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The sleeve is designed by Roger Dean (see above) and the track listing is as follows:-
2.We Can Fly
3.Sad Night At The Airfield
4.Madman At The Screens
6.We Can Fly (Reprise)
7.The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be
8.Life On A Film Set
9.Hour Of Need
11.Into The Storm
Official Yes Site
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I am so happy and relieved we've survived I can't tell you! More importantly it keeps the club going in the right direction on and off the pitch. Next year will be our third consecutive season in the top flight - and you have to go back to the 1979-80 season to when that last happened. This is how far we've come in five seasons under Mick McCarthy.
An exhausting roller coaster of a day but we've done it! Well done me babbies! Keep The Faith. Trust The Mac.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
In March they released a rather splendid EP named after its lead track "You'll Be Mine". The rather fetching video to this can be viewed here:
The Pierces - You'll Be Mine (Video)
An if you want to hear more or catch them on tour then check out their website here:
The Pierces Official Website