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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Premiere Spect-ator

Last night watched the YouTube broadcast of the SPECTRE World Premiere, for 2nd time comedian/author David Walliams co-hosted the event and let slip a movie secret. It was a spoiler to those like myself who haven't been invited to pre-release showings. At one time was considering popping up to watch the stars arrive but glad I didn't couldn't handle all that screaming for autographs. Some will end up framed in film memorabilia shops, saw one last week of Q actor Ben Whishaw with a couple of Skyfall mini-posters included, yours for £150 !

I tweeted during the London event, so go to my Twitter stream for photo links & stories, also added some of the photos to my Pinterest Bond board. Impressed by 007 star Daniel Craig who is not a fan of selfies who put a shift in with the crowd outside the Royal Albert Hall.

My time is coming to an end or will be limited following future 007 activities. Discovered after a recent birthday that time is precious and with little recognition of my Bondian efforts over the years time to do other things.

Enjoy SPECTRE whenever !

.. just & always a fan

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Broadcast Another Day ?

My lowly efforts at VBlogging ( is that the right term ? No it's Vlogging ! ) at continued yesterday afternoon. It gave me a second chance to express my views about SPECTRE. It's possible to join in via webcam or text messages but after earlier requests & no responses decided to go it alone.

Update: Sorry no longer chance to watch the archived version of Steve Chats Bond - left this channel. Anyway below is my program artwork which came out better than I hoped.

Hey just a fan !


Monday, 5 October 2015

Play it again Sam ?

The new Bond song Writing's on the Wall by Sam Smith has split opinions but has still managed to get to No.1 in UK with 70,000 sales ( Q. How many previous Bond themes would have made the top with that target ? ).

Below is the video released with new SPECTRE clips which took young Sam "20 minutes" to compose ...

With every generation we like a style of music when growing up the only Bond single I ever brought was Live And Let Die - I was not a fan of Paul McCartney & Wings but for a pop song I enjoyed the brash & exciting orchestrations of George Martin. When playing repeated in my bedroom my parents probably thought 'What is that ?' My mum preferred the style of Matt Monroe & my dad probably Tom Jones - both Bond singers.  As a bit of a romantic, I would still choose Louis Armstrong's We Have All The Time In The World to dance with a loved one.

So now older not sure wiser I'm sadly not a fan of Sam's singing style, sorry however well it works with SPECTRE's opening titles. Never heard any of his previous songs catalogue like with Adele but I still believe her style with Skyfall appealed to a wider audience.

Found Sam's lyrics online and still to understand the meaning, perhaps one day. Never written a song in my life so I'm no lyricist but as a Bond fan I would have liked to have seen a few Bondian references apart from like "never shoot to miss".

I came up with a few lines - one from Thunderball and another used in SPECTRE trailer so ...

When I look I see the spectre in your eyes
and you know I was there all of the time
So for us the writing's on the wall 

Hey just a thought !


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