Wednesday, March 31, 2010

GIRL POWER!!!

This morning I went to the press screening for "The Runaways."  This is a movie I've been wanting to see ever since I heard it was being made.  I must admit I was skeptical after hearing that Kristen Stewart was cast as Joan Jett.  From a "Twilight" perspective, I didn't think she could pull it off.  Boy was I wrong!  She blew me away.  I've had the pleasure of interviewing Joan Jett several times throughout my radio career, so I know her pretty well.  Stewart had her mannerisms down and even managed to sing pretty well.  She captured the punk rock girl power attitude that Jett is known for.  Chew you up and spit you out. 

Dakota Fanning nailed the character of Cheri Currie.  Naive but sexy, innocent but playful.  She made it edgy and fun.  To quote Peaches, the girls wanna be her.  We saw her rise and fall from the perils of fame.

I was so fired up when I walked out of the theater.  I even got interviewed by someone from CNN and sounded like a blithering idiot because my mind was all a flutter.  Hopefully I made some sense.  At least I had my shades on.  The strangest part of the post-movie experience was when some guy asked me what movie we just saw. Wow, I didn't realize people actually snuck in to those things.

I'm an even bigger fan of Joan Jett and The Runaways now, if that's possible.  Kudos to first time feature director Floria Sigismondi.  She did make some bold decisions throughout the movie that added so much to the depth of the characters and the overall feel of the story itself.  No spoilers here.  But once you see it you will know exactly what I am talking about.

It makes me so happy that Joan Jett is still playing music to this day.  I think after seeing this movie she will have a whole new generation of fans.  I love Rock N Roll!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The 11th Hour Playlist for March 26th

Another fun show on Legit Radio. Thanks for listening and for being in the chat room.  It's always great to interact with you guys.  Here's what I played:

Love and Rockets, No Big Deal
Nitzer Ebb, Getting Closer
Ego Likeness, Inferno
Covenant, Call The Ships To Port
Velvet Acid Christ, Pretty Toy
The Sisters Of Mercy, Marian
VNV Nation, Rubicon
Skinny Puppy, Dig It
Stromkern, Night Riders
Apoptygma Berzerk, Until The End Of The World

Friday, March 19, 2010

The 11th Hour Playlist March 19th

Thanks to Barbarella for hanging at Legit Radio today.  We had a blast interacting with you guys in the chat room.  Here's a list of the songs I played:

Skold vs KMFDM, Love Is Like (request)
Emilie Autumn, Opheliac (request)
Wumpscut, Boneshaker Baybee
Laibach, Tanz Mit Laibach
X Marks The Pedwalk, Seventeen
Blutengel, Singing Dead Men (request)
XP8, Out Of Control (request)
In Strict Confidence, My Despair
The Cure, Like Cockatoos (request)
Necessary Response, Spilling Blood

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The 11th Hour Playlist Friday March 12th

It was a great day in the chatroom.  Thanks to Frank, Barbarella, Pashtess, Gothford Wife, John, Tym, Tyna, Jay, Birthday girl Rene, Ken, RC, Carlsbad Steve, Elizabeth, Silvia, Rich and Creamy, San Diego Matt, Brother Darkness and David just to name a few.  Here's what I played:

Visage, Fade To Grey
Frank the Baptist, Silver is her Color
Reaper, Daemon
Heimataerde, Unter Der Linden
Snog, Wargasm
Joy Division, New Dawn Fades
HexRx, My Eyes Are Red
XPQ21, White and Alive
Unter Art, Now Or Never
Ministry, Effigy
VNV Nation, Nemesis
DeVision, mAndroids

Friday, March 5, 2010

The 11th Hour Playlist March 5th

Thanks for checking out the show today on Legit Radio.  I had a blast hanging with you guys in the chatroom.  See you Saturday for Ascension at the Kava Lounge.

God Module, Art (Aesthetic Perfection mix)
Apoptygma Berzerk, Non Stop Violence
Collide, White Rabbit
System Syn, Here's To You (Interface mix)
And One, Deutchmachine
Project Pitchfork, Temptation
Combichrist, Scarred (club mix)
The Young Gods, Did You Miss Me
Wolfsheim, Touch
Assemblage 23, Damaged
Xmal Deutchland, Incubus Succubus II
Veil Veil Vanish, This Is Violet