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Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's Coming Up... Again.

Are you sick of Hockey Playoffs yet OR are you really into it? If you want to think positively, if you've missed some of the interviews this season on The Hour, it gives you a bit of time to play catch up. If you're like me, perhaps you took this past Saturday to go and hang at your local jewel of an Indie record store to celebrate 'Record Store Day'. My local store did an unreal job and featured all genre's of live music, giveaways galore and best of all? Lines at the tills.

In other music happenings, perhaps you're readying yourself to watch the Juno's? I am not sure as I try to keep my listening/ viewing a Bieber free zone. Maybe there is something I can listen to... a radio show perhaps? Yes, a not so subtle segue to remind you to tune in to the Strombo Show on CBC Radio2 from 8-Midnight.

Monday April 19th

Isabella Rosselini

She wore Blue Velvet. She's a classical beauty and the daughter of Hollywood Royalty. Actress, spokes model, mom.

Perry Farrell
Charismatic front man of Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros. Brilliant mastermind of Lollapalooza and all around snappy dresser - Perry Farrell takes over the Red Chair.

Jason Reitman
As a child born into a family of privilege (dad is director Ivan Reitman) he could have been yet another aimless Hollywood party kid. To describe Reitman as an up and coming director doesn't even come close to the truth. With his breakout hits Juno and the multiple Academy Award nominated film Up in the Air, Jason Reitman has arrived. He's no one hit wonder. The Son also rises.
Tuesday April 20th
Eugene Levy
If he'd just enjoyed his amazing success in SCTV, he'd have had a great career, but that was just the start for Levy. His partnership with the twisted genius of Christopher Guest has created some truly iconic movies including Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.

Cory Monteith
Okay, I'm perhaps the ONLY person that's yet to watch Glee, but I did catch the original airing of this interview and found Monteith refreshing and down to earth... I may be a Gleek yet.
Norah Jones
She's still got decades to grow, but songstress Norah Jones has amassed both commercial success and tremendous critical acclaim. I can tell you from experience that in concert she shows a confidence and musical mastery that belies her young age. Her stage patter is controlled and polite. Well, until there is sound issue during the last song of her encore... mid song, a HUGE crackle/pop on the back up singer's mike. Not missing a beat, Norah sings the following for her lyrics in perfect pitch no less. 'What the F was that?' Good times.
Wednesday, April 21st
Robin Thicke

Show me that smile again. Yes, R&B star Robin Thicke is back. Sketchy Bow tie and all. He and his beautiful wife, actress Paula Patton (who played the teacher in Precious) just welcomed their first child!
Atom Egoyan
Masterful storyteller and perennial cinematic button pusher Atom Egoyan is the thinking person's film maker. His latest - Chloe - stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried is a film that is much anticipated. It was during the filming of this project that Neeson's wife, Natasha Richardson died of a head injury sustained in a skiing accident.
Chubby Checker
Come on Baby...let's do the Twist!!! What more can you say. You can't mess with sustained success.
Thursday, April 22nd
Andrea Martin
The second SCTV alum of the week... Andrea Martin is one of the funniest comediennes out there. I find in any project, whether her part is large or small, she's always a guaranteed scene stealer!

Viggo Mortenson

Seriously. Do I need to actually write anything? Let's just look at the bod for a moment. Habs lover, tormentor of border guards and yes - a compelling actor, Viggo returns. I was there for his taping during TIFF and yes, it was worth being there early on a Saturday.

Michael Douglas
Hollywood icon, Gordon Gekko promises to return again with a revisiting of his Oscar winning character from Wall Street. I wish that this encore has the slight slam against Gwyneth Paltrow, but it's been edited out of previous airings. Well, a girl can hope!

Friday, April 23rd
Stephen King
Horror master Steven Kings has a knack for the creepy and macabre... his success is unparallelled in that genre.
Shawn Ashmore

He's played Terry Fox in a Canadian made Biopic but is best known as Iceman from the X-Men films and is an actor on the rise.
Anika Noni Rose
The lovely Anika Noni Rose is enjoying a busy career. Best known for Dreamgirls and the animated film "Princess and the Frog" you'll be hearing much more from her in the future.
So, enjoy the reruns this week. The Hour will return with fresh episodes next week.


Philip said...

Hi Tracy,

I believe you are mistaken about next week. Even though on the official CBC site, the next tape dates are next week. I saw the TV listings and we are getting more "Best of" Specials next week. So, I guess no new episodes until May. Ah Well!

Anonymous said...

Taping new guests, airing oldies. Just got the lineup today. Thanks.