In honor of Jason Schwarztman’s “Bored to Death” premiering season two tonight – here’s a nice one from his Coconut Records’ “Davy.” Best track though? “St. Jerome.”
By Jon Chattman
Jace Everett, the singer/songwriter for True Blood’s theme song “Bad Things,” doesn’t suck and that’s a vampire reference. The musician, whose third album “Red Revelations” drops soon, discussed the show, the theme song (which was actually released in 2005), and other bloody good things – and yes that’s another lame vampire reference. “Here we go”… to take a line from Ricky Martin … oh lay oh lay oh lay.
How big has the use of “Bad Things “on True Blood been for you? How’d the use of the song come about?
Alan Ball discovered “Bad Things” back in 2006. It was an iTunes Single of the Week (a weekly free download offered to iTunes users). Apparently, when Alan began putting True Blood together he had the folks who put the opening sequence together use my song as a template. It worked! In fact the company that did it, Digital Kitchen, has just been nominated for an Emmy for their impeccable work. They looked for another song, but wound up sticking with “Bad Thing.” It’s been a huge shot in the arm for me as an artist allowing me to use a whole new palette of colors and moods in my writing and recording. Continue reading
“I’m torn between Wilford Brimley and Grover Cleveland. I’m not a ‘stache aficionado, but I do like inane questions so big props!”
Eastbound and Down is the latest kickass new comedy from HBO. Danny McBride stars in the show as a washed-up baseball player. To celebrate what’s sure-to-be a hilarious series (what HBO series isn’t? OK, “Big Love” isn’t exactly a riot.), we’re giving away HBO DVDs…. enter below and win the following:
Entourage 4th Season
Flight of the Conchords 1st Season
Little Britain USA 1st Season
We’ll even throw in a foam finger. Why? Because if Hulk Hogan has thought us anything, it’s that foam fingers rule!
The day after my birthday is not my birthday, mum. Classic Conchords stuff from last week’s episode. You know you missed it. You were too busy watching the Steelers.
By Jon Chattman
When the nominations for the Golden Globes were announced last month, I was struck more by the omissions than the nominees. I mean seriously Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder? Let’s get real, people. Funny performance no doubt. Award worthy? Bullshit. It didn’t stop there. No best picture nods for The Wrestler, Gran Torino or The Dark Knight? WTF. Anyway. There was still plenty of worthy nominees so with that, I predict the always unpredictable Globes. The telecast is next weekend. Picks italicized below. Continue reading
Enjoy it with a friend or an enema.
Taylor Lautner of Twilight was out in full force the other night to promote the film. Lautner plays Jacob Black in the film. Vampires are clearly back with this film as well as True Blood on HBO, but one wonders why The Lost Boys sequel couldn’t be better. Starring at my bowel movements for a half-hour is more entertaining then that straight-to-DVD mess. Anyway, I digress.
On Sept. 24, on a sunny, breezy morning in Manhattan, America Ferrera and Chris Rock respectively appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on ABC. While Ferrera promoted the new season of Ugly Betty, Rock promoted his upcoming HBO special. The two waved to a crowd standing in Continue reading
Honestly everything HBO turns to pure gold so it’s obvious that their new series, The Life & Times of Tim, will not disappoint. Click the image above, check out a snidbit, and you’ll see what we mean. This dry-witted hilarious animated series should be a riot. It’s debuting Sept. 28, but to hold you over until then, enter our giveaway, InterWeb lovers. The pop has Continue reading
Michael Imperioli was spotted on the set of Life On Mars filming in Queens. The new series is set in the 1970s – if you didn’t figure that out from Imperioli’s hair, mustache, and clothing style. Forget Christopher, Imperioli will now best be remembered for his mustache contribution to television. Can’t wait to see this show.
The Life & Times Of Tim airs on HBO in September. It’s pretty awesome, and refreshing since everyone I’ve ever met named Tim has been a knob.
Entourage was filming on location in Woodside, Queens yesterday. Here, Kevin Connolly scarfs down some ice cream before filming his scene. More photos below of Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. The show is up for a bunch of Emmy’s but will probably walk away with one: a third for Jeremy Piven methinks. Maybe it’s Dwight Schrute’s year. Lord knows he deserves it. Let it Rainn!
The Departed and Sexy Beast star Ray Winstone is seen filming the pilot for the new HBO series Last of the Ninth in the East Village yesterday. This Brit must really love mustaches. First he sports one in Indiana Jones last May and now he’s got a Gabe Kaplan bert to match his Gabe Kaplan shirt.