Friday, October 28, 2011

Hoping for the Best

by Kelly Bedard

It was announced today that Adele will be taking the rest of the year off to rest her vocal cords after having throat surgery.

The beloved singer (and current holder of the record for bestselling album of the year for 21) has been cancelling concert dates all year as she battled recurring laryngitis.

Here's hoping the surgery, which will reportedly do no harm to her singing voice, leads to better health for the singer so she can pursue her sure-to-be-long career worry free starting in 2012.

Our thoughts are with you Adele. Come back to us soon. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Designing the Music

by Kelly Bedard

Last week Project Runway played host to Saskatchewan- based rock band The Sheepdogs. The winners of Rolling Stone's "Choose the Cover" competition, the guys became the first unsigned band to grace the cover of the famous magazine. They've since been signed by Atlantic and raking in awards along with appearing in the Project Runway tie-in Garnier ads in Marie Claire and Rolling Stone.

The episode, entitled "Image is Everything"* asked the eight remaining designers to come up with a new look for one band member- 2 looks per musician. The results were an underwhelming spattering of 60s worship and bad tailoring (and a win for Viktor and his pleather fringe jacket). Along the way I got to see The Sheepdogs interact for the first time and came to really like them.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Seth MacFarlane: Music is Better Than Words

by Kelly Bedard

If given the chance to meet just one celebrity in my life, it wouldn't take long for me to come up with a remarkably short list of whom I would choose. Very near the top of that list would be the endearing and multi-talented Seth MacFarlane.

If you watch an interview with the Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland Show creator/showrunner (preferably his superb episode of The Kevin Pollak Chat Show), his easy charm, quick wit and everyman humility are so irrefutably endearing that it's hard not to fall in love with him.