Welcome to the second episode of the Not Fade Away podcast! This time we are getting to know R&B goddess Aaliyah who sadly passed away in 2001 and the age of 22. I am lucky enough to be friends with someone who worked for Aaliyah for several years–Michelle Cramer.
I invited Michelle over to talk about her time with the Hip Hop queen and am so thankful for her input. In this show we really get to know the sweet person who was so beloved by her family, peers and most of all her devoted fans. I really want to take a moment and thank her for being so generous with her memories. She really poured her heart out talking about her late friend.
In this ep we discuss:
Aaliyah’s musical upbringing (she was related to Gladys Knight!)
Her insistence on being a good role model to her fans.
The rather unfortunate rumors/truth about her relationship to R. Kelly.
Her rise to the top of the Billboard charts
The acting career that could have been.
Her professionalism and attitude about how she treated folks who worked with her.
The boys who had a crush on her.
The sad details about her death.
I do not own the music rights to her work so I use some news clips as well as Michelle’s interview to tell this story. If you like what you hear–please subscribe and leave a review. Also–send me a note via social media (@NotFadeAway) if you want to reach out.
Thanks for checking out this podcast! If you have any suggestions for future eps–please reach out!
It’s episode three of theStephen King’sThe MistTV series and in this special bonus ep of theBook Vs. MoviepodcastMargo D.andDeanaof theTwisted Philly podcastdo their weekly recap of the Spike TV production. Is the show getting better each episode?
To be honest, we have been struggling to really enjoy this series. As two die-hard King fans we have been a little disappointed in this particular effort (feeling shades ofUnder the Domeversus the strange awesomeness of 1991’s Golden Yearsminiseries.) Is it the writing? Direction? Special effects?
In this podcast we talk about what happened in the “Show and Tell” episode and offer our thoughts.
Plus, Margo D. and Deana pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Villains!”
Major points discussed here:
Gusattempting to maintain order not carry out a “Hurricane Katrina situation”
What to do with the bodies of the dead soldiers who killed themselves in the previous episode?
The legend of “The Black Spring” of 1860
Mia having withdrawals in the basement of the church
It’s episode two of theStephen King’s“The Mist” TV series and in this special bonus ep Margo D. and Deana of theTwisted Philly podcasttalk about episode two of the Spike TV production. Did they like it better than the less than spectacular pilot?
Major points discussed here:
Is mall manager Gus (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) a good guy or no?
What is the deal with Arrowhead?
The deal with Mia’s drug problem
“Let me see you, Babydoll!”
The reliability of Connor the Cop
The cool use of drones (nice update to the material)
Who is this Clint person and why did his friends hang themselves?
Is this show going to disappoint us like “Under the Dome?”
The Margos are back and taking on their most interesting episode yet with a compare and contrast of theSusan OrleannovelThe Orchid Thief(which began as a New Yorker article) and the hitCharlie Kaufman/Spike JonesmovieAdaptation. If there has ever been a reason for this podcast to exist –this material is the one to tackle!
So many differences between the book and movie here, we are not quite sure where to begin but let us give it a try.
In this episode we discuss:
The interesting history between when the magazine article appeared to several years later where Charlie Kaufman took several liberties with the material.
The intense performance byNicolas Cage(which earned him an Academy Award nomination)
The past work of Charlie Kaufman and why he chose to adapt the material as he did.
The ingenious casting ofMeryl Streep,Chris CooperandTilda Swinton.
The totally bananas plot twists and turns.
How Susan Orleansreallyfeels about this adapted piece of her work.
The many, many passages devoted in The Orchid Thief to the history of stealing orchids over the last centuries.
Margo D. is co-hosting this series recap with Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast (Margo P. avoids the scary stuff!) We are excited to talk about Spike TV’s take on the Stephen King novella and really hope it will be cool! (Margo D. is still smarting after the dreadful “Under the Dome” effort.)
In this ep they discuss:
The backstory about the original novella and the 2007 movie which are considered classics.
How we see the story unfolding so far
What we like (and don’t like) about the first episode
The Margos go way back to their 20-something youth to discuss the lovely and talented Renee Zellweger and her most celebrated role as Bridget Jones.
In this episode we talk about author Helen Fielding’s background and how her friendships influenced the book and the film. We compare and contrast between the 1997 novel (that began as a weekly column at The Guardian) and the 2001 film that also stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
In ths ep we discuss:
The story behind Bridget Jones and how Helen Fielding created her (at first) anonymously produced work.
The obsession with looks and weight that is mentioned throughout the novel.
The Margos have no fear of getting whacked after this episode as we are huge fans of both the Nicholas Pileggi 1986 non-fiction book and the classic 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Here we compare and contrast between book versus movie and have some big opinions about them.
Discussed in this ep:
How the book came to be
Why Martin Scorsese chose to direct another mob picture after Mean Streets
The main differences between the real life criminals and the actors who played them.