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Monday, 24 May 2004
A Memorial To Fallen Karaoke Singers
Over the last few years and recently, we've witnessed the passing away of excellent karaoke hosts and singers. None were rich or famous, but they touched the lives of hundreds and even thousands of people with their songs. This list includes Laurie Marcoux, Doug Wright, Ken and most recently Wayne of T&W Entertainment. Last night, we found out at Oscar's Roadhouse that Wayne had died from cancer. He will be missed. He was such a nice guy and a great country singer. I'm sure you know of others who enriched the world with song, but were prematurely taken away to sing heavenly karaoke. No doubt, there is a shortage of good singers in the universe and the best music is on planet earth. Karaoke has changed the world. After all, "American Idol" is just a big karaoke contest for young people. Karaoke Links

Posted by qualteam at 12:15 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 24 May 2004 9:15 PM EDT
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Saturday, 22 May 2004
Movie Review 72: Master And Commander
While this film doesn't have the scope and power of "Sink The Bismarck", it does have three dimensional characters who are well portrayed by the ensemble case, especially, Russell Crowe as the man of war and Paul Bettany as the man of science.

The main problem with epics like these is that they run too long and have a tendency to meander on scenic and "special" material(The French point of view of this conflict appears non existent, probably because the director wanted to focus on the problems of the English crew.)

However, I'll give it three stars because I found the story a thinking man's adventure.
More Reviews Of Master And Commander
Reviews Of Sink The Bismarck

Posted by qualteam at 10:30 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 22 May 2004 10:35 PM EDT
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Friday, 21 May 2004
The Dave And Irene Show
Here we are auditioning for a department store mannequin contest in Brampton. We lost because we didn't look lifelike enough.



I felt like a sturgeon getting caught for the first time.

Posted by qualteam at 8:55 PM EDT
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Thursday, 20 May 2004
A New Reality Series: "The Big Pitch"
Mood:  bright
This is my suggestion for the next reality TV show. Hollywood receives thousands of screenplays every year, so why not have a contest where loglines and synopsizes are pitched to producers and TV audiences. If future recording stars are selected through stiff competition, why screenwriters?

Screenwriters need more of break than anyone and this type of contest could result in better movies? What do you think?
Create Your Own Logline
Loglines Made Easy

Posted by qualteam at 11:15 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 20 May 2004 11:29 PM EDT
Wednesday, 19 May 2004
A Special American Idol Tonight
Mood:  hug me
Despite the fact that I expected to see Jasmine Trias dropped in this round, I was very moved by the tears and affection that her co-contestants, Diana and Fantasia showed her.

Suddenly, the show became about friendship and encouragement for friends.

None of the finalists are showbiz types. They are "All-American Girls Next Door" who are in awe of their celebratory status.

Suddenly, winning became secondary to the experiences of being on the show itself and sharing your joys and sorrows with new found friends who care for you.

This is the kind of reality TV that I want more of.
Jasmine Trias Remembered
Fantasia's Journey
The Princess Of Song, Diana



Posted by qualteam at 10:46 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 19 May 2004 10:54 PM EDT
Tuesday, 18 May 2004
Movie Review 71: Weekend At Bernies
Mood:  a-ok
This picture wrote the manual on how you can have fun with a dead guy. The laughs keep coming and Bernie keeps humming. Four stars.
More Reviews On Weekend At Bernies

Posted by qualteam at 10:40 PM EDT
Monday, 17 May 2004
Paranormal Links
Is reality more than what we see and hear through our bodies? Check out these websites. A voice may be calling you from beyond.
Saturday, 15 May 2004
Fun Links In The Barron Blog
While I have a tendency to focus on movies, the paranormal, aliens, new age religions and top ten lists, I also have hundreds of fun links to weird websites. When you get tired of searching out mystical realms, you can go to these sites for a chuckle:
Friday, 14 May 2004
Welcome To The Barron Universe
It stretches from Brampton, Ontario Canada to the outer/ inner reaches of my mind. There are links to it both within this blog and on the left hand side of this page.

What you find in the "Barron Universe" can vary from person to person. Some may find entertaining material, fascinating characters and unusual insights into life. Others may find nothing at all.

Part of my mission in life is to build a road to Katimavik where humans, aliens and spirits can meet and understand each other better.

Travelling there is half the fun, so buckle up and lets take off at cyberspeed.
The Angel At Hotel California
The Road To Katimavik
Hotel California Links
Confidential Files: Area 53



Posted by qualteam at 6:18 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 15 May 2004 9:19 AM EDT
Thursday, 13 May 2004
Blacklash On American Idol
Mood:  irritated
A couple of weeks ago, Simon had declared that the final competition would be between Fantasia and La Toya. This relegated Diana and Jasmine to second class competitors.

I don't think the audience appreciated this attempt to fix results. It was fitting irony on the "expert" opinions of the judges that the favourites were placed in the loser circle. To me, this was audience backlash against the blatant attempt to manipulate the votes.

Don't get me wrong. I felt that La Toya should have stayed and Jasmine should have went.

The influence of the judges' negative and positive opinions should have ended when the top 12 performers were chosen. After that, the audience decides who's the best and the worse. What do you think?

American Idol Webpage

Posted by qualteam at 6:13 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 13 May 2004 10:22 PM EDT

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