Music and Movies

Vintage Zombies Are a Thriller for Any Chicken

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 by LaurenJoan

zombie dancin chicks Alice and Joanie B. are a couple of Youtube crazy chicks. They looovve to dance and croon along with the old tyme zombie music videos -- ahhhh the golden 80's and pioneer MTV days... Joanie B: Wrawwwk! Those good ol' vintage zombie dance tunes and videos--now that's where the action in the day... before World War Z... Alice: Braawwk! Billy Idol is my idol. . . . more »

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at SCCLD

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by fillups

Scene from World War Z With the film adaptation of World War Z roaring into theaters over the past few weeks, I got to thinking about how I would survive a zombie apocalypse. I decided I wasn't quite as prepared as I ought to be so I started looking around the library for some help in zombie apocalypse survival. Besides World War Z itself, these are great books, videos and . . . more »

Music to chill out to on a hot summer night.

Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

In between Dreams The first heat wave of the summer has broken, but we're still in for some hot weather in the coming months. At the end of a hot, hot day most of us try to cool down however we can but have you ever thought about adding a soundtrack to your dinner, after-dinner drinks, dessert or hang-out on the porch or patio? Take a listen to . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Hugo Awards: The Nominated Movies

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by fillups

The Avengers While the Hugo awards for writing draw the most attention every year, science fiction fans can also find lots of thought provoking entertainment in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form which includes both movies and full seasons of tv shows. This year's group of nominees are all feature films. They include several huge audience favorites as well as a horror satire and a . . . more »

Hot Summer Music Playlist

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Missgina

Summertime is here! Now ladies, I know you have your shorts, summer dresses, or cool tops ready for the hot weather. Fellas you have your shorts and cool shades, right? Now all you need is summer music to go along with your destination- to the park, concert, or maybe you are travelling to an exotic place. If you are looking to build up your summer's . . . more »

Rocking Out at Milpitas Library!

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 by fillups

CD Cover for Tonks and the Aurors Attention, independent music fans! Attention, Harry Potter fans! On Monday, July 1st at 6:30 PM the "Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock," Tonk and the Aurors will perform a free concert in the Milpitas Library Auditorium. What is Wizard Rock? Wizard Rock a music genre inspired by the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter novels. Different composers write and perform songs based on those characters and situations. The . . . more »

Summertime Adventures with the Okee Dokee Brothers

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by fillups

Okee Dokee Brothers on River trip The Okee Dokee Brothers went on a river trip down the Mississippi river. They had lots of adventures and composed a whole bunch of songs that eventually became Can You Canoe? The joy of travel, the discovery of new places and the beauty of the landscape all come through the Okee Dokee Brothers' bluegrass and American roots inspired music. There is a combination of thoughtfulness . . . more »

Celebrate James Gandolfini

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

The Sopranos Just as I was about to post a blog entry on vegetables, I heard the news that actor James Gandolfini passed away today while in Europe (ironically in Italy). Best known as Tony Soprano from the television show The Sopranos, he was also respected for his acting in a number of other roles - usually playing a tough guy, sometimes with a "heart of gold" . . . more »

Singing Gatsby

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

great gatsby opera You've read the book, you've seen the movie, maybe you've even seen the old movie. But have you heard the opera? In 1999, the Metropolitan Opera commissioned John Harbison to write an opera of "The Great Gatsby" in honor of music director James Levine's 25th anniversary with the company. Harbison also wrote the libretto and a dozen jazz-age style songs which are included in the . . . more »

Terrific Tony Award Tie-Ins

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by fillups

Kinky Boots Did you see the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th? The show, which recognizes excellence in Broadway theater, opened with a number that caused critic Linda Holmes to ask, "Is This the Greatest Award Show Opening Ever?" The other reason to see the show was to get a look at the best of the Broadway season. However if you want more than a look and . . . more »