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Saturday Fluffernutter

February 17th, 2007

As has been rumoured the past few weeks, The Police reunion has come to pass. The Blanc Reggatta-ists will hit the road May 28th in Vancouver, and hit Edmonton on June 2nd, Toronto on July 22nd and Montreal on the 25th, as well as the odd date south of the border.

Tickets range from $50 – $225, with part of the proceeds going to WaterAid. Which is nice, I want to see The Police, I have to support their favourite charity, because that great git, Sting, doesn’t have enough of his own money to donate.

The must see show of the summer is not The Police (did I mention July 22nd), not Van Halen, and not, sadly, Led Zeppelin re-united. The Toronto must see show of the summer is… Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy).

The new Monty Python musical, follow up to Spamalot, is an Oratorio based on the best movie ever made, Life of Brian. The show is “partly inspired by Handel’s Messiah”, and will be conducted by Pyhonite Eric Idle’s cousin, TSO director Peter Oundjian, “and performed with a narrator, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, guest soloists and choir.”

Pull out the Visa, honey. We’re going to the symphony!

The Led Zeppelin reunion rumour simply will not die, with Dave White at classicrock.about.com being the latest to step up. However U.K.’s Classic Rock Magazine puts the rumour definitively to rest. It does give good news to Zeppelin fans, reporting in its February issue that Page has been working on a solo album “on and off for the past couple of years” and it is “due for release sometime in 2007.” I was listening to Page’s previous solo album, Outrider, last night and it reminds me that Jimmy Page doesn’t produce bad material, although he sometimes collaborates with singers who aren’t in his league.

If your “Happy” in rehab, isn’t that a bad thing?

And Lindsay Lohan’s bestest pal has also been a rehab visitor this week. She checked in the Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antiqua this week, but checked out a day later. It did her the world of good as she was spotted Friday at a tattoo parlour with a shaved head. Better yet, she went to a stylist who refused to shave the pop-tart. Spears then grabbed the clippers and started shaving it herself. And the tattoo?: “Tattoo artist Max Gott told the station Spears got a “dainty” new tattoo. “She got some cute little lips on her wrist — red lips, a little pink,” he said.”

The worst part of this story:

“Outside, police controlled a large crowd of onlookers and cleared the way for her to leave.”

That’s right. People, a large crowd even, took time out of their busy lives to watch. If we just stop watching, maybe she will to away. And if not, to some TV show for B listers where the rest of us can ignore her.

Francis Ford Coppola appears to be back. This years return to the big screen after a decade away, Youth Without Youth, will be followed up by a semi-autobiographical Tetro, a film about “rivalries born out of creative differences passed down through generations of an artistic Italian immigrant family not unlike Coppola’s.”

2007 could be a great movie year. Coppola’s above mentioned Youth Without Youth is “A pre-WWII drama where a life-changing incident turns a professor into a fugitive.” Meanwhile the Coen Brothers are in post-production for No Country For Old Men: “Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.”

Heather Mills, the one legged gold digger of Paul McCartney fame, is rumoured to be set to appear on TV’s Dance With The Stars. First, there was talk like a pirate day, now it’s dance like a pirate day.

Peg Leg Bates would be… um… proud?

Speaking of McCartney, apparently he is set to appear on American Idol as a guest judge. Because there is no stoop so low when a modern celebrity is trying to raise their profile? It raises an interesting question though. Could the multi-talented McCartney win American Idol, either today or in 1961? Could the Beatles have done so? Discuss.


  1. Anonymous
    February 17th, 2007 at 14:28 | #1

    Harper is the kind of leader we need to lead us into the War on Terror

    Dion is not a Wartime Leader

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