Friday, January 02, 2009

Comic Relief - Catherine Tate & David Tennant

Here is a funny way to end a funny/strange year. Catherine Tate and David Tennat of Dr. Who on the 2007 Comedy Relief Special. But who is the guy in the red and white polka dot clown suit in the beginning as the MC?

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Video of the Week: The Monkees on the Smithsonian Channel

The Smithsonian Channel is showing a documentary on the Monkees. So far the air date is Jan. 10th. I was honored with an advance showing of the documentary and honored that the Smithsonian has taken an interest in doing this for my favorite band and one of my favorite TV shows. The program seems a little cynical towards them to me but you make think otherwise after you see the show. Below is the promo video for it and it is our video of the week. You can find out more when you go to Smithsonian Channel's Site.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Micky and Davy on British Television

I am in a Monkees mood since yesterday so here is Davy and Micky on a British show. Promoting their play "The Point."

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marley and Me (spoiler)

If you haven't seen the movie "Marley and Me" then don't read this post. I saw it yesterday and it is a wonderful film. During Christmas vacation I have seen this and the new Jim Carrey movie "Yes Man." While I liked them both "Marley and Me" is the best but I left it feeling sad as compared to how good I felt after "Yes Man." You see at the end of "Yes Man" Jim Carrey learned a lesson in life and everything was better. At the end of "Marley and Me".....stop now read no further if you plam to see the movie no matter what I say. Just remember this I don't recommed that you take children to see it even though it is a family film.

Ok so I assume that the only ones left in the room reading this are those who have already seen it or will see it anyway. At the end of "Marley and Me"....Marley dies. Yes the real star of the movie and the best character in the film is killed off. Now at some point you can see it coming. After all it is about the life of the family dog and dogs don't live as long as humans. I was fighting back the tears myself but what really got to me was a young girl who was crying her head off. I mean she was really bawling and you could hear her all over the theater. The theater was full of people and she didn't care that everyone could hear her. I felt so sad for her. I wished I could take her in my arms and tell her everything was going to be ok. I had to leave early as, well I'm a guy and I didn't want to take a chance I would start to cry. I watched the ending of the movie as I left and the credits were rolling by the time I got to the door.

On the way out I heard some teenage girls making fun of the girl who cried during the movie. One said she knew it was sad but the girl ruined the moment when she started crying. I thought how cold and hard hearted they sounded. The crying girl to me seemed to have a rare and beautiful heart. Something touched her and she didn't mind if anyone knew how she felt. I wondered to myself if I and my friends were like that when I was a teenager. I hope not.

If I had known that the movie was that sad I wouldn't have gone but then I would have missed out on a great movie.

Monkee Day

It has been awhile sine we have celebrated Monkee Day here at On My Mind. Well today is the day as it is the Birthday of both Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones. Happy birthday to you both. Also, I have been told that the Smithsonian Channel is planning to air a documentary on their group in January.
Since today is the anniversary of the birth of both gentlemen below is a clip from their show featuring them together.

Trials of O'Brien Paperback

To my knowledge this is the only paperback made based on the short lived TV show the Trials of O'Brien which, as you can see, starred a young Peter Falk. I like how they call the show a great new CBS-TV Network Series. These days the book would be released before the show was on the air and the blurb would say it was the great new hit show. At least back then the hype tried to be more honest.