Bryan Adams is a Canadian musician and singer who has been ‘one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during the last three decades’. He is known for his husky voice and amazing guitar skills. You may well know him already but since I am a huge fan of this man I thought he was worth recommending. Additionally, my Mum is an even bigger fan of him and so is Tom Fletcher from McFly/McBusted (who I also love).
Last November, I saw Bryan Adams live with my Mum and it was genuinely amazing. He has so much energy and he really is a talented singer and guitarist. His music sounded exactly the same, if not better; live even after he had been singing non-stop for over half an hour. That’s another thing, he didn’t take any breaks for the entirety of the show and there were no support bands. When we paid for a ticket to see him, we literally paid to see him. It was incredible.
If you are part of the minority who have never heard of Bryan Adams, then you should check out the following videos:
Today I want to recommend a TV series. Black Books aired between 2000 and 2004, it starred Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead, Comedian), Bill Bailey (Hustle, Doctor Who, Nanny McPhee) and Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Doctor Who, Shaun of the Dead) and lasted three series. Not only did Moran star in it, he created and wrote the show too. I used to watch this programme a few years ago when it was shown on the channel Dave and I recently bought all three series on DVD. Like ‘After You’ve Gone’ that I reviewed perhaps a month ago, it isn’t a serious programme and it provides light entertainment. It’s the type of show where, again like After You’ve Gone, you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc. I tend to watch this programme at night before I go to sleep. It’s just a nice way to end the day.
I found a brief synopsis of the show on the imdb website, it was written by P.H. Moo: ‘Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn’t much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard’s shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard’s only friend in the world. When Bernard’s accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.’
Good Mythical Morning is a YouTube Show that airs every week day and is hosted by Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln ‘Link’ Neal, more commonly known as Rhett and Link. The duo have several channels including their own music channel, Rhett and Link, their morning show, Good Mythical Morning and their ‘extra’ morning show channel Good Mythical MORE.
I’ve watched Rhett and Link on their music channel for years, and these videos continue to get crazier and more hilarious as well as more professional with each new video now being made with an entire cast, an entire crew and on a huge production scale. From this, the pair created their morning show, which when it first started was also a very small production with the two of them just having a chat. Now the show, still very casual, has its own set (in the LA YouTube space I assume) and its own crew of interns.
It is this show that I would like to recommend. This is because I have been watching it every week day since I’ve been on my summer holiday and it has become the one channel I eagerly await an upload from, it is also a show that I miss on the weekends as they don’t post on Saturdays or Sundays.
I think Rhett and Link are awesome; they’re very good friends and have known each other since school, so this helps. Their show has become structured in that they do certain things on certain days. But mostly they discuss random topics and it’s still very informal with the interns constantly asked to step in front of the camera instead of just working behind the scenes. This isn’t to say that they don’t do higher budget stuff; recently they had Daniel Radcliffe on as a guest to promote his new film and he enjoyed joining in with their crazy antics.
‘We are Rhett & Link and this is our daily morning talk show, Good Mythical Morning.
Check out our main channel for funny music videos, sketches, and ridiculous local commercials: http://youtube.com/rhettandlink
Our website has music, merch, and more: RhettandLink.com’
Today I want to recommend a TV series. After You’ve Gone was a BBC Sitcom that aired in 2007 and 2008 in the length of 3 series of 7 – 8 episodes. I loved this series when it was on TV and I was gutted when it got cancelled so I recently bought the DVDs. It’s comic quality paired with great actors; Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones Diary, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker, Dani’s House), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge) and Ryan Sampson (The Things I haven’t Told You, Doctor Who) to name a few, creates a really simple yet clever show that provides light entertainment. It is the type of show where you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc.
Happy Wednesday everyone! We’re half way through the week!
Today I want to recommend a youtuber who deserves more subscribers than he has. Jimmy0010, or James Hill, has only 78, 725 subscribers on his personal YouTube channel and yet, his humour and creativity lends itself to the masses. He does a range of different videos including Q&As, advice, cooking, skits and vlogs, he does it all… and he isn’t always on his own as he has collaborated with some of the best British Vloggers on YouTube such as the likes of Crabsticks, ItsWayPastMyBedTime, Alex Day and Charlie McDonnell.
On the ‘about’ section of Jimmy’s Youtube Channel, this is his personal blurb: ‘Hi, I’m Jimmy and welcome to my channel Jimmy0010. I’m a YouTuber, presenter and writer, I’ve presented on a few different shows, and at the moment you can catch me on ‘The 4:01 Show’ or the YouTube music series Transmitter. Here on my channel you’ll find videos of me just messing around, answering your questions and sometimes trying to give a bit of advice.’
Here are some examples of his work:
PS. Just a little extra info, Jimmy is the most recent person I’ve subscribed to on YouTube and I literally binge watched tonnes of his videos after I did.