It doesn’t take much looking around to find someone who makes one wonder if there might be aliens from other planets living among us. Patrick Stewart stopped aging 30 years ago, Keith Richards can’t be killed be it drugs or fire, then there’s Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler who would fit right in an alien police line up. Combine that with Tyler’s recent comments while promoting the independent film Happy Birthday, in which he has a role, and it’s no wonder Tyler would want to appear in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy III, if there is one. (more…)
American Idol. Oi! It angers me greatly. We live in an age full of extremely talented and honest musicians who are pretty much ignored by the majority of the populace and yet a group of untrained, generally good looking model types frolic around on stage huffing and puffing renditions of songs written by greater artists than they could ever be solely because a “reality show” is the only proven way to get a goddamn job. Regardless, American Idol is so overwhelmingly popular that it doesn’t make sense for me to talk about how much I dislike it.
What I do like, however, are Transformers and fans with gusto. On last nights Idol in San Fransisco (Feb 9th) a crafty nerd, with a tad over zealous obsession with ‘robots in disguise’, tried out for America’s karaoke contest in a self-made transformer’s costume…that actually drives. Struttin’ his ‘sterner stuff’ and singing a pretty awful rendition of ‘Born to be Wild’ by Steppenwolf in front of the likes of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. The shit was HILARIOUS and totally AWESOME!
Doing some research (aka a few tokes of a ganja and a couple lazy looks around YouTube) I found that this transforming, self propelled costume is from the mind of YouTube user Running Blind (Idol contestant Drew Beaumier) It’s supposedly the worlds first driving transformer costume. The ‘Artemis Mark IV Prototype’ as it’s called is a modified ‘Power Wheel’, the electronic kid car.
Idol. Drew Beumier. ‘One Shall Stand and One Shall Fall’. Regardless of having his singing dreams crushed, the matrix of leadership will guide Drew in his darkest hour.
Well, it seems thatGundamisn’t the only one that’s borrowing music talent from America as the new trailer for the upcoming live action Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers) features a new single by Steven Tyler. That’s right the lead singer from Aerosmith will be singing a song for Japan’s space drama epic (as one of the earliest trailer describes the movie). Apparently Tyler created the song based on reading a translated script and watching some clips from the movie… yeah.
Anyway, the trailer features some more battle scenes and *gasp* death but it seems to be following the Anime. Also, all my worries about SMAP pretty boy, Takuya Kimura, playing the lead has pretty much disappeared as new trailers come out and reading more about the film. What do y’all think? You think we’ll see this come over to the states as the Star Blazers flick next year or will this be kept over in Japan with other live action anime films?