Friday, January 31, 2014

Melrose Place - Mondays Are A Bitch

So true! Amanda Woodward, played by Heather Locklear, has always been my favourite "Melrose Place" character. Somehow I can relate to her. Sure, she can be a bitch, but she also has a soft and sensitive side that she doesn't want others to know about. I can be a bitch when I need to. But only to people who treat me bad. If speaking up against bullying, racism and other injustices makes you a bitch, then I'm proud of being one!

So I'm an Amanda Woodward all the way. Which "Melrose Place" character are you? Please leave a comment.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lili & Susie - Candy Love

Speaking of fabulous disco sisters Lili & Susie, check out this video of them performing "Candy Love" on a Dutch TV show. This song was released as a single in 1986 and is one of my personal favourites by the girls. I really love the italo disco sound together with their beautiful voices. And who can resist the fabulous eighties fashion, hair styles and dance moves?

"Candy Love" was written by Secret Service members Tim Norell and Ola Håkansson, and reached #19 on the Dutch charts. It is included on the album "Dance Romance", available on iTunes and Spotify.

And whatever you do, don't forget to support Lili & Susie's brand new single "Would You Be Mine"!

Check out my previous posts about Lili & Susie!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sue Ellen falls off the wagon for Dallas

Check out this cool new promo for TNT's "Dallas" spinoff. I just love Sue Ellen and can't wait for season three to air here in Sweden. Are you guys excited?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

My big idol Kylie Minogue is finally releasing her brand new album "Kiss Me Once" on March 17. I'm so excited and can't wait to have it in my collection! The artwork and tracklist has been revealed and the album is up for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon UK.

The deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks, music videos, an interview and behind the scenes footage. The first single, "Into The Blue", is out now on iTunes!

"Kiss Me Once" tracklist:

1. Into The Blue
2. Million Miles
3. I Was Gonna Cancel
4. Sexy Love
5. Sexercize
6. Feels So Good
7. If Only
8. Les Sex
9. Kiss Me Once
10. Beautiful (Duet with Enrique Iglesias)
11. Fine
12. Mr President*
13. Sleeping With The Enemy*

Tracks marked with * are bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Re-release)

Cyndi Lauper's iconic album "She's So Unusual", featuring hit singles "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop" and "All Through The Night", is being reissued as a deluxe edition on March 30. The original 1983 album has been digitally remastered and expanded with bonus tracks.

I'm glad they've included the cool B-side "Right Track Wrong Train" but I can't believe they left out serveral original 12" remixes to include brand new ones. Quite disappointing for a deluxe edition. The reissue can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"She's So Unusual" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Money Changes Everything
2. Girls Just Want To Have
3. When You Were Mine
4. Time After Time
5. She Bop
6. All Through The Night
7. Witness
8. I'll Kiss You
9. He's So Unusual
10. Yeah Yeah
11. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (2013 Yolanda Be Cool Remix)
12. Time After Time (2013 Nervo Remix)
13. Time After Time (2013 Bent Collective Remix)

"She's So Unusual" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Early Guitar Demo)
2. All Through The Night (1982 Rehearsal, With Studio Dialog)
3. Rules And Regulations (1982 Rehearsal)
4. Money Changes Everything (Demo)
5. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Demo)
6. Right Track Wrong Train
7. Witness (Live, Boston, 1984)
8. She Bop (Special Dance Mix)
9. Time After Time (Work In Progress Rough Mix)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Video: Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine

My big idols, Swedish disco sisters Lili & Susie, have finally released their brand new single "Would You Be Mine" and it's currently number one on Swedish iTunes. Check out the cool video down below! I'm so happy they're back and that they're still doing electronic pop music.

"Would You Be Mine" is out now on iTunes and Spotify. Let's make this a big hit!

Check out my previous posts about Lili & Susie!

Erasure - Make It Wonderful

"Make It Wonderful" is the second single from Erasure's cool Christmas album "Snow Globe". This synthpop gem will be released on February 24, but you can pre-order it now from iTunes and Amazon. Check out the new video down below!

"Make It Wonderful" tracklist:

1. Make It Wonderful (Single Version)
2. Make It Wonderful (Noel Sanger Vs Koishii & Hush Club Remix)
3. Make It Wonderful (Morlando Club Mix)
4. Make It Wonderful (Bright Light Bright Light Remix)
5. Make It Wonderful (Chad Valley Remix)
6. Make It Wonderful (Morlando Club Dub)
7. Make It Wonderful (Bright Light Bright Light Dub)
8. Make It Wonderful (Noel Sanger Vs Koishii & Hush Club Instrumental Remix)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Eurotix - I Plead Insanity (A Blue Ocean Dream Remix)

Here is a preview of a remix of my synthpop band's debut single "I Plead Insanity", made by Owe Emfestav. I like the fact that it's quite different from the original version. The remix is included on our debut single, out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon DE, CDON.

For the latest news on Eurotix and the upcoming album, keep checking our official Facebook page. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Melrose Place Reunion

Check out this 2012 reunion with the cast of my all-time favourite soap "Melrose Place". It's great seeing Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Josie Bissett, Doug Savant, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Grant Show, Marcia Cross, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton back together again! If you've never seen this amazing nineties soap, make sure you order the DVD boxes straight away!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Lili & Susie - Oh Mama

If I were to list my favourite eighties tracks, "Oh Mama" by Swedish duo Lili & Susie would be in the top five. The track was one of my first discovers in the summer of 2000, when my fascination with the eighties began.

The song and video has everything I love: electronic eurodisco music, cool synth sounds, eighties fashion and hairstyles and cool dance moves! The sisters are releasing two brand new singles this week, so stay tuned!

"Oh Mama" was written by Secret Service members Tim Norell and Ola Håkansson. It is included on the amazing album "Dance Romance", available on iTunes and Spotify.

Friday, January 10, 2014

"So are you ready to go down?"

I ordered myself some Christmas presents: "Super Mario 3D World" for Nintendo Wii U, "Britney Jean" and the Japanese singles "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" and "Someday (I Will Understand)" by Britney Spears. The latter includes the rare B-side "Over To You", one of my favourite Britney tracks!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Falcon Crest - Season three on DVD

I have some good news for fans of the fabulous eighties soap "Falcon Crest". Season three has finally been released on DVD! The previous seasons didn't sell as well as hoped, but the show is getting a second chance so make sure you order this one! Future releases depend on it.

The season has been split up in two DVD boxes and are manufactured on demand, therefor the price won't go down, so make sure you order season three of "Falcon Crest" now. It's availabe on Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon DE.

Here is a classic promo, featuring some of the most exciting storylines of season three:

Monday, January 06, 2014

Julie - Moment's Bliss (2900 Happiness)

Here is the video for Danish pop singer Julie's single "Moment's Bliss". It was released in 2007 and used as the theme for "2900 Happiness", an amazing Danish soap opera. The video also features scenes from the show. The song is included on Julie's album "Lige Nu", available on iTunes and Spotify.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Review: Lace (1984)

"Lace" is an American mini-series from 1984, directed by Billy Hale and based on the popular novel by Shirley Conran.

Judy Hale, Pagan Trelowney and Maxine Pascal used to be best friends in the sixties, while attending the same boarding school in the Swiss Alps. Twenty years later, a glamorous movie star named Lili, summons the three women to her hotel, asking them: "Which one of you bitches it my mother?"

I first saw "Lace" as a kid, when the series was rerun on Swedish television in the nineties. I was so impressed by the powerful women, exotic locations and over-the-top storylines. A couple of years later, after my fascination with the eighties entertainment had begun, "Lace" was rerun yet again. This time around, I was old enough to fully enjoy this wonderful series.

I'm a big fan of trashy mini-series, especially from the eighties. But even though some parts of "Lace" could be considered trashy, it's a lot better than people give it credit! The acting is solid. Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams and Arielle Dombasle all play their parts as glamorous and powerful women beautifully.

But my personal favourite is of course the amazing Phoebe Cates, known from eighties classics "Gremlins" and "Fast Times At Ridgemont High". She plays the strong, yet vunerable Lili perfectly, bringing both sexiness and innocence to the complexed character.

Worth mentioning is that Angela Lansbury, of "Murder, She Wrote" fame, plays a small part as Maxine's aunt Hortense. She has the worst French accent in the history of fake accents, but who cares? It's Angela Lansbury for God's sake!

Also worth mentioning is the amazing soundtrack composed by Nick Bicât. Hearing the iconic theme song gives me goosebumps every time. The soundtrack finally available to buy digitally and physically from the composer's official website. It also includes the beautiful Deniece Williams track "No More Lies" from the sequel "Lace II".

"Lace" can be considered trashy and campy, but it's a lot better than most mini-series from the era. It's definitely one of my personal favourites. If you enjoy soap operas such as "Dynasty" and "Falcon Crest", I'm sure you'll love "Lace"!

"Lace" is available as a print-on-demand DVD from Amazon US. However, an official DVD have been released here in Scandinavia, and this edition can be imported through Amazon UK.

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