For the record, as I know at least one Lofter (the fabulous Tre – who rated the site 10/100 – Ouch!) has visited this page, I want to make something honestly clear. My opinions and ideas on each of the Lofters is nothing personal. At the same time, Tre took my “pompous” comment rather well.
Yes, January 15th at 8:00am the cameras start rolling and the world will get it’s chance to take a look at these 8 people who would/could be stars. Just the other day I got my chance to go down to the Lofter’s home and see what all the fuss was going to be about. I know I shouldn’t be negative since the show hasn’t even premiered yet, but I wasn’t exactly impressed.
The dust has settled and through it, 25 finalists emerge to stand trial for their lives and the future of a new media experience.
It’s Monday, September 25 at 6:30 in the morning and I’m standing outside the Cumberland Cinemas waiting as my legs slowly go numb in the morning chill for my chance to audition for U8TV. My tongue is already burnt and sore from the first sip of stagnant coffee that I got at a little hole in the wall down the street. I’m vaguely nervous and wondering why I’m doing this.
A long, long time ago people started doing something called, “live television.” It wasn’t called Survivor, Big Brother or anything else… it was just live television and that was all that was on. As the years have passed, that has changed to the absolute polar opposite. Today, every show that is on is pre-taped and then edited to be as catchy and marketable as possible.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve become untrustworthy on the subject of Annie Dufresne. With most artists I can maintain a certain amount of objectivity, but for the past 6 months I will admit to being a hardcore Annie fan. It’s not just about her looks though (although, come on… most heterosexual males would be hard pressed to say she isn’t a ‘babe’). She’s got enough talent in her baby finger to make Celine Dion look like a 3rd rate annoyance.
Toronto’s Edge 102 is perhaps one of the more intelligent alternative stations you’ll ever get a chance to hear. Not only do they play some of Canada’s lesser known artists but they also feature “The History of New Rock” with Alan Cross.
Sarah Hope Slean has dreamed of driving with J.D. Salinger, lusted after cellists, had her version of “Julia” played by Our Lady Peace, and was recently signed to a major record label deal with Atlantic Records (in the U.S.) and Warner Music (in Canada). Her music is a thoughtful mix of melody and inspiration that is as much act of love as passion. She builds each song up like an urban concerto, more so than many of her counterparts. So what’s next for Miss. Slean? It looks like stardom.
Hailing from Forest, Ontario, Emm Gryner has launched her third album, Science Fair, and is already receiving critical acclaim for her best work yet. Some people may have wondered what would happen after she lost her record deal to the Universal take-over of Mercury Records, but they needn’t have worried. She’s going to do it herself.