The Other Shoe

I hope you didn’t get up early to listen to the “full interview” with Richard Armitage on BBC Radio in Leicester. It was a case of canned fruit sold as fresh. And I fell for it. LOL! I really am laughing and glad I’m sitting behind this computer screen, so a few of you can’t whop me on the head for encouraging you to get up early.

For those who didn’t listen, I’ll make this short. Over half the interview was about RA’s experience making The Hobbit. It was a nice response, but there was nothing new in what he said. I mean nothing. Probably could have done that part of the interview in his sleep. :D The second half was about Richard III but almost identical to what was heard on Sunday except for one noteworthy comment which I’m sure we’ll all parse until there is nothing left of it. :D He said he had not been approached to be involved in a production about Richard III.

So there it is.

Oh, and Emily Anderson was able to fulfill her dream of speaking to Richard, and for that, I’m glad. Good on you, Emily. I really mean that! And don’t listen to my jaded self speaking above. I know entirely too much about Richard Armitage and have to remind myself the good people of Leicester are not quite so saturated with his info.

So yeah, there you have it.

And now I’m going back to sleep.

Wait! A picture, and what is fast becoming my favorite. I can’t remember if I’ve used this one before, but I give warning that I may use this one a lot.

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And now I really am going back to sleep.

Do You Need a Grin?

This was going to be a Valentine’s post, but I can’t hold back any longer!

Tom Jones never fails to put me in a good mood even if I’m determined to fight it. I challenge you to listen to these songs and not end up with a silly grin on your face. I could just put up the videos of his live performances and make you go beyond grinning to laughing out loud, but this isn’t about Tom’s gyrations. It’s about the very hopeful sound of these tunes and lyrics.

Some trivia about this song: it’s in the opening credits of Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing*, which is part of the DVD set that includes the version of Macbeth with James McAvoy and Richard Armitage.

Okay, this one is super sexist and dated, but hey, I’m still smiling:

Come to think of it, most of these are sexist and dated. LOL!

Some more trivia: I saw What’s New Pussycat? in the movie theater when I was a kid. This was the first time I heard that Tom Jones (ne: Thomas John Woodward) was a distant relative. I cannot remember how. Need to ask Mom sometime. It’s only been 30+ years since we talked about it. Yes, I’m admitting how very old I am. LOL!

Last but certainly not least:

Does Richard Armitage like Tom Jones’ music? I don’t know, but I imagine him grinning when he hears it whether he likes it or not. :D

Yeah, I know you wanna laugh, Rich:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Portraits
“Oh, I want to, Frenz, but I’m supposed to be serious now.”

Yeah, sure you are.

*My favorite story on that DVD set. If you haven’t watched Shakespeare Retold, run and get it!

Photo still courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com