Kelly Preston’s Lesser Known but Great Work

On Sunday, Kelly Preston passed away after a long illness. I should admit that I haven’t seen any of Ms. Preston’s movies, but one smaller piece of her work stays with me when no one else mentions it.  It may be the only thing I’ve seen her in, too. In the early 2000s, Maroon 5 released the hit record She Will Be Loved.  The lyrics concern a man’s interest in one girlfriend (although she might not really be his girlfriend), and apparently no one else is involved. At the end of this post, I’ll include a link to the official video … Continue reading Kelly Preston’s Lesser Known but Great Work

The Long-Awaited George Michael Song

George Michael’s previously unreleased 2012-2015 studio recording, This is How (We Want You to Get High), was made available to the public this week. The song is featured in the soon-to-be-released movie Last Christmas, along with a collection of established G.M. and Wham! classics. There’s some confusion over songwriting credits for this particular piece.  A subscriber e-mail I received today from Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd. (what?) stated that the lyrics were written exclusively by Mr. Michael.  However, on the official YouTube stream page, James Jackman is credited as co-lyricist. Whether or not Mr. Jackman had input with the lyrics, they … Continue reading The Long-Awaited George Michael Song

George Michael DVD (Review)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael  Epic Collection of 24 Music Videos Plus Bonus Material DVD (Region 1 Edition Available in the U.S.) ISBN: 1-57330-117-5 Price Varies by Retailer This review was revised and updated on March 14, 2017, and again on October 29, 2017. On Christmas Day 2016, the world lost a musical genius and a subtle mind.  George Michael was a genuine artist, even if the mainstream taste failed to recognize him as such.  People knew they enjoyed his creative work, but did they give the lyrics careful thought or consider how the music was affecting … Continue reading George Michael DVD (Review)