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  • Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:09 pm - The Killers new EP, (RED) Christmas EP, is one of the diverse Christmas compilations going around featuring the classic pop-rock sound fans of The Killers will be familiar with as well an upbeat country track, a Mexican style mariachi offering and more relaxed ballad. This has been a long time comin...
     
    Fri May 13, 2011 2:57 pm - Abed said on the season finale of Community that "sequels are almost always disappointing" - but that rule doesn't apply to paintball. Spoiler alert for below. Community has done what few other sitcoms can do and use what is widely regarded as their best episode...
     
    Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:42 pm - It was incredibly hard to create a title to summarise this article. I like The Young Veins a lot and I didn't want to imply that the depatures of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker automatically made Panic! At The Disco, hot on the heels of their new album "Vices & Virtues" a better band. The ...
     
    Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:41 pm - Until mid 2010 I had never seen Chuck, but thanks to the heated (passionate?) discussion about Chuck at TVByTheNumbers.com due to its bubble status on NBC I was intrigued enough to trial the show. As it turns out, it is a very go...
     
    Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:52 am - Last night Hey Hey It's Saturday bid farewell to the Channel 9 studios at 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond. Whether it was a farewell from television still remains to be seen. Earlier this year I looked at Hey Hey It's Saturday's comeback ratings, where the trend wasn't promising. Since then the show ha...
     
    Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:35 pm - Half way into it's comeback run, Hey Hey It's Saturday appears to be in a ratings freefall. I like the show for the reasons listed in my previous article [url=http://www.cricketmx.com/articles/read/hey-hey-its-saturday-returns-to-australian-television/]Hey Hey Its Saturday retur...
     
    Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:39 am - I haven't been to bed. We drove most of the day yesterday to get to Warsaw for a historic concert (...and what a concert!) and then drove all night to get home again. The concert was, I think, the biggest event I've ever been to and without a doubt, easily the best. 6 ho...
     
    Mon May 03, 2010 11:45 am - Since last year I've enjoyed following the TV ratings at http://tvbythenumbers.com/. My favourite TV shows are the Thursday night NBC comedies - Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock is must-see-tv for me. And of course Saturday Night Live which...
     
    Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:27 pm - On April 14, 2010 another significant chapter of Australian television began. Australian variety and comedy show Hey Hey It's Saturday originally ran between 1971 and 1999 before it was axed by Channel 9 - reportedly due to its high budget. Even in 1999, no other entertainment program had been on ai...
     
    Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:32 am - Flicking through the vast wasteland of rubbish on Foxtel (Australian Pay TV) it was by chance I saw Matt LeBlanc on the E! channel in a preview of an upcoming sitcom. A bit of extra research, and I discovered that U.S. cable network "Showtime" - possibly in association with BBC, if IMDB is...
     
    Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:12 am - The good thing about Saturday Night Live's recurring "Digital Short" segment is that there's something for everyone. Here are my favourites: #1 - Dear Sister (April 14, 2007) A spoof of a season finale of The OC, Dear Sister featured Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis...
     
    Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:23 am - Paul was born in Ottawa, Canada on July 30, 1941, the first of three children to Andrew and Camelia Anka, hard working owners of the La Conda Restaurant. By age 11 Paul was performing professionally, primarily doing impressions of popular singers of the day, like Johnnie Ray. After working with a s...
     
    Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:02 pm - This is another one of those rare reviews by an Australian fan about Thai pop sensation Tata Young. "Ready for Love" is Tata Young's third English album, and has a distinctly different feel to her two previous English language efforts. "I Believe" was a true pop album while &quo...
     
    Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:01 pm - Tata Young made her debut performance in Australia tonight at the One Movement music festival on the Esplanade in Perth, Western Australia. I have recorded several of the songs live and uploaded them to YouTube, you can find the links throughout the article. Her set included Dhoom Dhoom, Ready For...
     
    Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:18 pm - NBC are in trouble, there is no denying that. They are in a pit about 40 billion times larger than the one featured in their struggling sitcom "Parks and Recreation". Of the big 4 networks, the Peacock is dead last by some margin. Fortunately for NBC, comedy has traditionally been their fo...
     
    Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:22 am - For this article I have looked at the top songs from each year of this decade. I have made a selection based on my most played song from that year in my iTunes library, while I have used the Grammy Awards "Record of The Year" as a mainstream indication of the previous years best song. Her...
     
    Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:54 pm - These are a countdown of the top 10 moments from the past 10 years that will go down in TV history. In some cases it will be because of the sheer magnitude of the event, the impact it has had on television, or the entertainment value it has given us. Not all of the events are good moments, but the...
     
    Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:01 pm - It's quite amazing that I even have this album let alone feel strongly enough to write a review about it. Every Last Word is about as close to hard rock as you will find in my iTunes library, and it took a chance encounter for me to discover them in the first place. Every Last Word is a little know...
     
    Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:15 am - "MEMO TO ALL STAFF AND ARTISTS THE JOHNNY O'KEEFE SHOW - 12TH. SEPTEMBER 1963 THE FOLLOWING IS A PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN ON THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCES 5.45 & 8.30 p.m. House lights out. When lights are completely dimmed 20th Century Fox Fanfare is to be play...
     
    Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:32 am - It's taken six years for me to realise I should probably have an album of Delta Goodrem's. I like contemporary pop music, and Delta is surely Australia's number one female pop musician. There was recently a discussion on MacTalk.com.au, [url=http://forums.mactalk.com.au/8/67813-so-...
     
    Sun May 17, 2009 12:19 pm - Again, my album review comes quite a long time since the album was released. The main reason for this is that I like to let the album settle in - it was a good thing I did as well, because since the last few singles were released I have gained a better appreciation for this album. The album was ini...
     
    Sun May 10, 2009 3:55 am - The iPod Touch already has Wi-Fi compatibility and access to the iTunes store, the iPhone can access the iTunes store from anywhere thanks to its unbeatable combination of 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi. But what about those using other iPod variants or a laptop? Well, it looks like App...
     
    Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:41 pm - Frankie Avalon appeared on American Idol this week and many people are asking why. Born on September 18, 1939 Frankie Avalon grew up in South Philadelphia and rose to fame through his trumpet playing ability. He first recorded in 1954 on X Records - a subsidiary of RCA Victor - releasing Trumpet Ta...
     
    Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:13 am - While clearly created in order to ride on the success of Apple's "iTunes Store" which includes downloadable Apps, Music and Videos, it's doubtful that the Verizon "Media Store" will pose any great threat to Apple. The store, which you can browse at [url=http://mediastore....
     
    Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:52 pm - This could be called the series of "reviews of albums released several years ago but weren't reviewed then because CricketMX.com didn't have the articles set-up until early 2008"! This review, obviously, is no exception. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is the debut alb...
     
    Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:14 pm - There are now 4 major types of iPod: the Classic, Nano, Shuffle and Touch. Since 2006 I've owned a 30gb iPod Video, which is essentially the same as a Classic now, and an iPhone 3G which is comparable, in pure music terms, to the iPod Touch. I've used the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle and 3rd generati...
     
    Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:39 pm - It's my favourite show on television, and it is finally starting to get the increase in ratings it deserves. It's one of those shows, if you like it then you really like it but if you don't like it then you haven't seen it. To quickly get you up to speed; 30 Rock is a half ...
     
    Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:21 pm - It started out as a slow year for the music industry, but as New Years drew closer 2008 really did deliver. The highly anticipated albums by Fall Out Boy and The Killers didn't disappoint, and lived up to the hype generated by the early release singles "I Don't Care" and "Human" ...
     
    Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:37 pm - Finally, American Idol produced something worth listening to. As with all "Idol" contestents, perhaps excluding perhaps Kelly Clarkson, who has done very well for herself, the novelty wears off very quickly after their first single has been released. Chris Daughtry can count himself lucky ...
     
    Sat May 03, 2008 3:42 am - For an album that hit number one on the charts in Australia, Canada and the UK, not to mention Argentina, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy, you would be excused for thinking that this album wouldn't rate as one of James Blunt's success stories. In actual fact, All The Lost Souls d...
     
    Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:45 am - If you've read any of my [url=http://www.cricketmx.com/articles/read/why-tata-young-should-be-grateful-for-p2p-file-sharing-(part-2)/]...
     
    Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:24 am - To most people, Sawdust would simply be another album full of new songs. Not the case. Sawdust is in fact an album made up of B sides to old singles, re-releases and remixes of the bands major hits. It really is just leftovers, hence the name "Sawdust". What made this album special was th...
     
    Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:01 am - What does this statistic tell us? It tells us that the TV show producers are making a big mistake. Perhaps it is time producers start reconsidering the way they distribute their programs. One popular TV show, 30 Rock, had run its entire first season in the US before it had even aired in Australia - ...
     
    Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:22 am - In my last article, I spoke about one of my own experiences concerning file sharing's role in CD sales. What I failed to mention, was how I came into cont...
     
    Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:51 am - On one of my trips to Asia in early 2007 I discovered Thai pop sensation, Tata Young. Perhaps it should be the Rupert Murdoch owned TV station, Star World, that she should be grateful to, for without their promo featuring her song "Come Rain Come Shine", I would be none the wiser as to he...
     
    Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:22 pm - At just 18 years of age, Henry Olonga made his Test cricket debut for Zimbabwe in a winning performance against Pakistan. He was a mainstay in the Zimbabwean bowling attack until his forced retirement in 2003, when he and Andy Flower bravely protested against the death of democracy in Zimbabwe. Afte...
     
    Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:29 am - Amazon have announced that their online music service will be rolled out internationally some time in 2008. Their service, Amazon MP3, sells only DRM-free music from each of the big four labels - EMI, Universal, Sony BMG and Warner. There is some confusion over what Amazon mean by international. Us...
     
    Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:14 am - Until the arrival of Napster, mp3’s were few and far between. My first contact with mp3’s came in 1998 in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur. The dodgy bootleg store was selling thousands of “CD’s”, each claiming to hold hundreds of tracks. At just a couple of dollars each, it was worth th...
     
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