Saturday, April 30, 2016

Janis Joplin Documentary, ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’

Keep an eye on PBS for a new documentary about Janis Joplin. Janis: Little Girl Blue airs starting May 3 on most PBS channels. It’s part of the American Masters series.

Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin was only 27 years old when she died in 1970. She was perhaps the premier blues-influenced rock singer of the late Sixties, and certainly one of the biggest rock stars of her time.

Ferrell Pulls Out of Reagan Movie After Public Outcry

photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImage/BEI/Shutterstock

Will Ferrell is no stranger to political humor having portrayed former President Bush on Saturday Night Live and on Broadway in the play You’re Welcome America.

Just days after it was announced Will Ferrell would play Ronald Reagan in a new comedy, the actor has dropped out of the project following public outcry.

The former president’s supporters and his children, Patti Davis and Michael Reagan, voiced their criticism following the announcement that the film would focus on Reagan succumbing to Alzheimer’s-induced dementia while in office.

The screenplay opens at the start of Reagan’s second term when he falls into dementia. An intern’s job is to convince the President that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

Ronald Reagan’s Reagan's daughter to Will Ferrell: don’t mock my Dad’s Alzheimers.
Ronald Reagan’s Reagan’s daughter to Will Ferrell: don’t mock my Dad’s Alzheimers.

The Alzheimer’s Association released a statement slamming a movie that would make light of the disease.

“The Alzheimer’s Association is appalled that anyone would plan to develop a film that satirizes an individual living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia,” the organization said in a statement. “Would filmmakers consider using a fatal form of cancer or another deadly disease for comedy? It’s time to stop this forever.”

The outcry was instant with Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan. Via Twitter he said those involved “should be ashamed” and that “Alzheimer is not a comedy.”

#Alzheimers is not a comedy to the 5 million people who are suffering with the decease,it first robs you of your mind and then it kills you

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) April 29, 2016

Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis slammed the film in an open letter posted to The Daily Beast.

“I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, ‘I don’t know where I am,’” she wrote. “There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor.”

 

What are your thoughts on Will Ferrell pulling out of this movie: is there a place for a comedy about Alzheimer’s disease?

 

 

 

 

 

QMS-April-29-2016

Operation Track Shoes is a very rewarding way to help your community. It’s a sports festival for the citizens of British Columbia who have a developmental disability. They need volunteers in a big way!
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Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Here are the numbers for the Friday, April 29th draw:
6,8,17,39,42,43,46
MONEY LAUNDERIN-20160429

 Evil! yet funny.

Wow that’s purdy!

QMS audio-April-28-2016

April 28 – Order Your Very Own Trump Banana… (Or Not)

April 27 – The Computer Simulation Of The New TCH/McKenzie Interchange Is A Bit Too Real.

April 25 – Nothing Holds A Marriage Together Like K.F.C

April 22 – Naked Dining, Bet The Serving Staff Here Gets Sick Of Hearing “How’s The Bangers And Mash?”.

April 19 – Mini Goats Are In Says Saanich Council.

April 14 – The Forming Of Q!lassifieds.

Cliff’s Call-April-28-2016

Cliff’s Call, April 28th: Lena Dunham VS Donald Trump.

Plant & Page Unlikely to Testify in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway’ Plagiarism Trial

The court trial to determine whether Led Zeppelin plagiarized the Spirit song Taurus when they wrote Stairway to Heaven is scheduled to start May 10. Word is Robert Plant and Jimmy Page won’t be testifying in the case.

Recently, Led Zeppelin attorneys lost their bid to stop the trial from going forward, ending years of legal wrangling over the case’s validity. But Zeppelin’s legal team has scored some victories recently.

 Attorneys for the plaintiffs who are representing the estate of Spirit founder, the late Randy California on behalf of the band’s former bassist, Mark Andes, won’t be allowed to present non-album versions of Taurus while making their case. Basically, this disallows the testimony of experts who would offer their opinions based on other Taurus recordings, such as demos and studio outtakes.
The trial to determine if Led Zeppelin plagiarized Spirit is scheduled to start May 10.
The trial to determine if Led Zeppelin plagiarized Spirit is scheduled to start May 10.
The judge presiding over the Zeppelin/Spirit plagiarism case has also forbidden testimony regarding Led Zeppelin’s previous battles with songwriters who’ve accused the band of ripping-off their music. Also reportedly off-limits: discussion of Led Zeppelin’s wealth.

 

You decide; did Jimmy Page and Zeppelin rip-off Spirit? Or, is music composing like a sponge with the feel and atmosphere of both tracks simply coincidence? Have a listen to the start of both tracks and share your thoughts in The Q!’s comments section.

QMS audio-April-27-2016

April 27 – The Computer Simulation Of The New TCH/McKenzie Interchange Is A Bit Too Real.

April 25 – Nothing Holds A Marriage Together Like K.F.C

April 22 – Naked Dining, Bet The Serving Staff Here Gets Sick Of Hearing “How’s The Bangers And Mash?”.

April 19 – Mini Goats Are In Says Saanich Council.

April 14 – The Forming Of Q!lassifieds.

 

Prince at his finest

I had someone ask about this yesterday, so I’m posting it here again so we can all relive Prince at his finest, blowing away all the other rock stars at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in 2004 during a medley of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.

I can’t hear the original without my brain overdubbing Prince’s solo anymore.

~Shayne

Cliff’s Call-April-27-2016

Cliff’s Call, April 27th: Sewage Treatment, Round 23 Billion.

McHappy Day

100.3 The Q! is a proud to be a supporter of McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 4!

On McHappy Day, one dollar from every Big Mac®, Happy Meal® and McCafe® beverage will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada and other great charities.

Join The Q! from 9AM – noon at the Langford location (860 Attree Ave), or visit any McDonald’s location to help raise funds!