Posted by: cueballcol | March 31, 2010

Shananagens!

Shanangens

Shananagens Blackpool

Posted by: cueballcol | February 1, 2008

THE BIG FIFTEEN ON FRIDAY – 01/02/08

Welcome to the first Friday in Feb. And what better way to celebrate it than by putting your mental movie acumen to the test with the following fifteen (word beginning with f that relates to questions somehow, answers on a postcard, alliteration be damned!)

THREE ROLES
Name the actor who played the following roles
01. Russell Quinn, Lt. Hiram Coffey and Sheriff Hague
02. Gloria Beatty, Sally Hyde and Iris Estelle King
03. Commander John J. Adams, Dr. Rumack and Father Jebedaiah Mayii
04. Lt. Lothar Zogg, Thulsa Doom and Coach Couzo
05. Julie James, Del Blaine and The Devil

WELCOME TO THE JUMBLE
The names of five films have been jumbled up, rearrange them to be crowned King of the Jumble
06. A LUNCH LOOKED
07. WET WASH PORN ID
08. WE ROCK ELF
09. HAD CAT SPAM
10. US COPS TOY

CRAP PICTIONARY
Name the film from the less than stellar doodlings below..
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LAST WEEK’S UNANSWERED – DOUBLE POINTS 

NAME THAT DEATH
02. Two gunshots to the head
04. Blown up by two parts of a dismantled grenade kept too close together
05. Throat cut by a butler

WELCOME TO THE JUMBLE
The names of five films have been jumbled up, rearrange them to be crowned King of the Jumble
07. RUE GAY PORNO VISIT
09. I WALKED US TOWARD MOSH MUTINY

WHO’S BEHIND THE BEANS?
Guess who is being obscured by the tin of beans.

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LAST LAST WEEK’S UNANSWERED – TRIPLE POINTS

POSTER PARTS
Guess the film from the selected square taken from the poster…

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Here be answers…

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BONUS

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07.

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BONUS 2

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Posted by: cueballcol | January 25, 2008

THE BIG 15 ON FRIDAY – 25/01/08

Well, we’re getting there with the backlog. Well done, have a biscuit. Now try these on for size…

NAME THAT DEATH
In which films did the following deaths occur ?
01. Impaled from behind by a spaceship
02. Two gunshots to the head
03. Beheaded in Piccadilly Circus
04. Blown up by two parts of a dismantled grenade kept too close together
05. Throat cut by a butler

WELCOME TO THE JUMBLE
The names of five films have been jumbled up, rearrange them to be crowned King of the Jumble
06. BOTH BEEF TESTS
07. RUE GAY PORNO VISIT
08. GRAPH LINK
09. I WALKED US TOWARD MOSH MUTINY
10. HARD BULL NET

WHO’S BEHIND THE BEANS?
Guess who is being obscured by the tin of beans.
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LAST WEEK’S UNANSWERED – DOUBLE POINTS

POSTER PARTS
Guess the film from the selected square taken from the poster…

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Here be answers…

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BONUS

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Posted by: cueballcol | January 24, 2008

Trailer: IN BRUGES

Check out the below trailer for In Bruges starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes…

Posted by: cueballcol | January 22, 2008

AWAKE ME: REMEMBERING BILLY MACKENZIE

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It was on this day, 22nd January 1997, that Dundee singer songwriter Billy Mackenzie overdosed on prescription drugs in his father’s garden shed. At the time I was 20 years old and had probably never heard of Billy or The Associates, the band he formed with Alan Rankine in 1979. If you had played me his back catalogue of songs at that time I may have been able to recognise Club Country, but there is no doubt that I would have picked out their, for me, crowning achievement Party Fears Two. Have a listen…

Luckily for my future listening pleasure I met my wife the following year, who had been an Associates fan since the first time they had appeared on Top of the Pops performing the above song. Since then we have added to her vinyl collection with the remaining back catalogue of solo Billy Mackenzie albums on CD and have found the quality of his voice and writing to be prevalent throughout his entire body of work. To hear his voice once is to never forget it. His range was truly outstanding and his use of it is at once unique and masterful.

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Last year we had the pleasure of attending a tribute concert for Billy in aid of the Sound Seekers charity at the Shephards Bush Empire in London, where the likes of Apollo 440, BEF (ex Heaven 17) and Electric Soft Parade peformed a couple of their own songs along with a Billy/Associates cover. The highlight of the night for me was a slowed down version of Party Fears Two by BEF, performed with raw emotion by lead singer Glenn Gregory. It was also heartening to see such a large crowd gathered together with similar passions, it was a great night.  Check out the interview with Glenn Gregory following the performance…

I’ve just finished listening to Sulk, my personal favourite Billy album. If you only ever buy one Associates album then I’d recommend it be this one, it’s one of the best albums of the eighties, quality from start to finish. If you should decide to go from there and discover more about the music and the man then check out the links at the bottom of this post. I’ll always be glad I did. Thanks Billy.

LINKS

Billy Mackenzie Tribute Site
Billy Mackenzie at Wikipedia
Yahoo Group
The Affectionate Bunch

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