Electric Six and Joan Rivers: Gotta Have It! Make It Stop!

Electric Six and Joan Rivers: Gotta Have It! Make It Stop!

Among the many things that have been on my mind lately there are two in particular that are floating around in there so I have decided to bring them together in this One on One. The first thing on my mind is Joan Rivers (famous comedian who passed away this month) and the second one has been on my mind longer and it is two videos by Electric Six “Gay Bar” and “Danger! High Voltage”. I have decided to use a popular segment used in Rivers “Fashion Police”: Gotta Have It! Make It Stop! Joan Rivers  Joan Alexandra Molinsky, A.K.A.Joan Read more »

Soundtrack: Chef: A Musical Feast

Soundtrack: Chef: A Musical Feast

So most of the time here at MVD you’ll find us reviewing movie soundtracks of old favourites (of which we have many) so it’s quite nice to do something current for a change. And the reason for this sudden contemporary burst is? Well, firstly I did a long transatlantic flight last week and whilst my in-flight movie choices were varied this was actually the only one that played all the way through without breaking up. Secondly, as it was it turned out to have one of the best soundtracks I’ve happened across in a while, one that I thought was Read more »

Madonna: Videos by albums Take 4 – ‘Like a Prayer’.

Madonna: Videos by albums Take 4 – ‘Like a Prayer’.

Time to continue my Madonna research and reach one of my favorite albums: Like a Prayer! Madonna – Like A Prayer I have already taken a look at “Like a Prayer” in a previous One on One… However, I think it deserves a deeper look. The album was released in 1989. It was a personal intimate album in which she took on her mother´s death (when Madonna was just a child), growing up as a Catholic, female empowerment, geniusly done through pop music with pop, funk, gospel and soul influences.  I personally love the track that titles the album and Read more »

The 70´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

The 70´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

Our deconstruction of the decade and its music. Culture, fashion and film Women´s suffragette was finally legalized in 1970. The decade was heavily marked by feminism and a struggle to bring a gender equality awareness across the United States and the Western Hemisphere. The youth vote was also established in 1971 with an amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age. The Supreme Court of the United States made a controversial and important decision with Roe V. Wade and by declaring the constitutional right to abortion. In film, there were many important Oscar winning films Read more »

New Reels: Take 3 with Ryan Adams, Lily & Madeleine, and Martin Carr

New Reels: Take 3 with Ryan Adams, Lily & Madeleine, and Martin Carr

Welcome to our 3rd installment in this series looking at some of the new releases we’re currently digging. This time around we have two old hands and two new kids one the block (although not the actual New Kids On The Block, you’ll be pleased to know). Ryan Adams – My Wrecking Ball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN9R9To2eE8 The first of our old hands is Ryan (not Bryan) Adams who is back with an eponymous lp and from it this engaging and wholly likeable song, which maybe quite consciously references the Miley Cyrus hit (or maybe not). Nothing if not prolific, this is, I Read more »