ALIZÉE, phenomenal French songstress

My favorite female singer is a French woman named Alizée (AH-LEE-ZAY, said quickly and with equal emphasis on each syllable).

Born and raised on the French island of Corsica, she very early began to take lessons in dancing and singing. At 16 she won a contest and was signed by a producer team. She made two albums which were runaway hits in Europe. She became an independent producer and has since made four more.

Alizée’s early publicity portrayed her as a teen sex symbol. Since then she’s relied less upon sex appeal and more upon talent, though without abandoning that advantage. Smart, talented, hard-working, she has been steadily extending her musical range while still remaining commercial. I’ve not been disappointed by any of her albums though the first two are still my favorites.

Her CDs can be gotten through Amazon, iTunes, and other retailers. I much recommend her concert DVD, Alizee En Concert. News is available in English at Videos of her appearances on the 9-week French version of Dance with the Stars (which she and her partner won) can also be seen there.

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“ELEMENTARY” theme music

CBS also has a Sherlock Holmes reboot, Elementary. Its theme music (composed by Sean Callery) hasn’t excited as much attention, but I enjoy it.  Here is the YouTube video of the credits for the show. It’s only 32 seconds.

After the video is the full 3:13 music piece from which those 32 seconds are taken.

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“SHERLOCK” theme music

One of the attractions of the BBC reboot of the Sherlock Holmes myth, Sherlock, is its theme music.  Composed by , it has captivated a lot of people.  If you watch the following video on YouTube it will suggest numerous other versions, including classical piano & hard rock.

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE being star struck at Comic Con

Not science, science fiction, or technology related.  But I couldn’t resist linking to adorable Jennifer Lawrence being star struck at Comic Con over Jeff Bridges.

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REAL GENIUSES: What are they Like?

Science fiction writers often write about geniuses and other very bright people.  If you’re satisfied with all the stereotypes about them, read no more.

But if you’d like to know what they are REALLY like, go to this newly posted article.

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