Feb 6, 2016

A touch of romance for Valentines Day

Who doesn't love a romance novel? What about a romantic movie? And with Valentine's Day coming up, who isn't looking forward to a little romance, whether in real life or in the movies?

While this movie Me Before You doesn't come out until June 3, 2016 in the US, the trailer is out and gives you something to look forward to before summer.

This movie starring Sam Claflin (remember him as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games and as William in Snow White and the Huntsman?) and Emilia Clarke (best  known as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones), is based off the best-selling romantic novel written by Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction in 2013.

The story follows young Lou Clark whose "ordinary" life is changed after working for Will Traynor, who had become disabled after an accident. As one would guess, after having lived an "extraordinary" life and then being confined to a wheelchair, Will becomes quite a challenge for Lou, especially after she learns that Will did not want to continue living a life that was no longer "extraordinary". 

I have no idea how this movie is going to end. Sometimes movies don't follow the novels they were based on and if it follows the original story...well, I won't spoil it for you. Go read the book and see what you think.

Feb 4, 2016

Superbowl Sunday

Guess what I'm watching this Sunday...yep! Superbowl 50!  I admit, I'm not really a big football fan but I do watch a few games and I especially look forward to the Superbowl.  This year, I'm excited to see the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers play for the title.  I won't tell you who I'm rooting for though.

One of the things I enjoy during the Superbowl are seeing some new creative commercials - although they seem to be getting disappointingly lackluster the past few years.  Hopefully the advertising giants will come up with something exciting enough to bounce back with this year.

This year's half-time show will feature the band Coldplay.  I hope they can surpass the uplifting and memorable performance by U2 at the 2002 Superbowl.  You can reminisce it here with me:

Jan 14, 2016

Open Fire

What a rockin' start to the new year!  If you have been a long-time follower of LiggyzDreamz™ perhaps you might recall me mentioning a hard rock band from Hawaii known as Open Fire. I loved that band! I only wish I had more time and money to go to more of their shows at the time...otherwise, I would!

Well today I stumbled upon a social media post comment from someone else who listened to them in Hawaii (during those good ole metal mayhem days).  And after a quick search, I found a YouTube channel for J Azevedo - could that be the Jack Azevedo that played bass for this unforgettable band?

Yeah, of course, how can I forget this band when I've still got this scrapbook page with the napkin Jack signed and the picture my best friend took of us between their sets?  I wonder who else was with us that night and took that other picture of me and my friend when we were getting Jack's autograph.  Oh well!!  What a memory...and now I've got YouTube videos to relive some of those music memories with!!!  Awesome!!!