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(HQ Audio) Adam Lambert & Chris Colfer “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” (GLEE)

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

popout: Adam Lambert & Chris Colfer singing ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’

Nice! Here’s the recording of Adam Lambert & Chris Colfer’s cover of “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” (by The Darkness) featured on GLEE’s ‘Frenemies’ episode. Can’t wait to see the performance once the episode airs!

Grab it off iTunes!

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Book Review – Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer @chriscolfer

March 2, 2013 1 comment

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer

Book Description:

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.

At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.

The film Struck By Lightning features Colfer’s own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.

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I haven’t watched the film Struck By Lightning yet, but after reading the book version of Struck By Lightning, I’m definitely planning on renting it. What can I say, I liked the dark, sarcastic humor and I even liked the antihero antisocial main character of Carson Phillips.

This is a kid who has only this to say when his dad abandons the family and his mom breaks down in the front yard:

“Thank God for the sprinklers; otherwise she might have been out there all night.”

Yeah, that was cold, but it told me right out the bat what to expect from the character. Carson is like that cartoon character who had a rain cloud following him around. So, fair warning, this is not a happy book (even though it is funny). Carson is one sad, lonely, bitter kid, and it doesn’t end well for him. (I don’t think that’s a spoiler, since the movie’s trailer pretty much gave the ending away.)

To be honest, I was very surprised by how much I ended up liking the book (given how I couldn’t go through even just the first three chapters of Chris Colfer’s debut effort The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell). That one was pretty terrible, and really disappointed me.

This time around, I started reading the first chapter of Struck By Lightning and thought – hmmm… surprise, surprise… this is pretty good… I don’t hate the character… the writing is far from the stilted and awkward I was expecting… I’m actually laughing at the right places…  In short, I plowed through the book in one go and then promptly recommended it to a friend of mine.

The book is far from perfect, mind you – Colfer has a tendency to ‘tell us’ readers what happens instead of  just ‘showing us’.  Also, the secondary characters were treated pretty superficially (I wanted to know more about Carson’s only maybe-friend Malerie Baggs, for example) and the middle part of the book when Carson has a breakdown of sorts and ended up blackmailing people felt really rushed to me.

Overall though, Struck By Lightning is a book that I can comfortably recommend and not just to Colfer’s GLEE fans. If you like a bit of twisted, dark humor in your books, and you don’t mind revisiting the horrors of high-school, be sure to give this one a chance. Read a sample and see if it resonates with you too!

Note: Unlike Colfer’s first book, this one isn’t for kids. There’s some strong language in the book and there’s sex (not graphic).

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is available on Amazon, B&N Nook, Kobo books, Google Books and iTunes iBooks.

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Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch win Golden Globe Awards!

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch (from GLEE) just won for Best Supporting Actor & Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie at the Golden Globe Awards! I’m so happy for them 🙂

I’ve embedded Chris’ short but sweet acceptance speech, and hopefully, someone uploads Jane’s speech next!

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Preview GLEE’s ‘The Christmas Album’ (Updated iTunes Link!)

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey, Music From Glee (MySpace) is currently streaming the entire GLEE’s ‘The Christmas Album’! Head on there to listen in! (or if you prefer YouTube, frankenteengleek has uploaded all the songs too)

I’m loving it so far, especially the group-sings with the cast (instead of the solos) – but then I’m a push-over for Christmas songs 😉 *”You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with k.d. Lang is a total keeper!

The album is slated for release on November 16, but and it’s already up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. Be sure to listen to the stream and if you like, pre-order it now. (It’ll make a great stocking stuffer too!)

Update: The album comes with a Christmas card of the cast wearing ugly Christmas sweaters (and only Rachel happy about it!) LOL

Here’s the track listing:

  1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer) – YouTube
  2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz) – YouTube
  3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele) – YouTube
  4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss) – YouTube
  5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris) – YouTube
  6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer) – YouTube
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz) – YouTube
  8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison) – YouTube
  9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale) – YouTube
  10. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Matt Morrison) – YouTube
  11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley) – YouTube
  12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele) – YouTube

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Check out 30sec Previews of Songs from GLEE’s ‘The Christmas Album’

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s 30-sec previews from GLEE’s extra special ‘Glee Music: The Christmas Album‘! Yeah, I know, yet another Christmas album?! Well, there are people out there who like Christmas songs! (like me!) And, whoa, they even have a Dr. Seuss-inspired “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with Grammy Award winner k.d. lang!

The album is slated for release on November 16, but it’s already up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Here’s the track listing:

  1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer)
  2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz)
  3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele)
  4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss)
  5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris)
  6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer)
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz)
  8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison)
  9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale)
  10. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Matt Morrison)
  11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley)
  12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele)

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Preview the GLEE Tracks from S2E5 ‘The Rocky Horror Glee Show!’ Episode

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey, we can now listen to full previews of the tracks for the next GLEE episode ‘The Rocky Horror Glee Show!‘! Just head on to Gleek Out! Brasil‘s YouTube channel where all the songs are streaming!

This is the casting for the Glee version of Rocky Horror -> Finn – Brad, Rachel – Janet, Kurt – Riff-Raff, Sam – Rocky Horror, Mercedes – Dr. Frank N Furter, Artie – Dr. Scott, Quinn/Santana – Magenta, Tina/Brittany – Columbia, Sue – Criminologist and Dr. Carl – Eddie. Why is Puck still persona-non-grata?

It’s good that young fans of Glee will be introduced to the music of cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘ – I just don’t understand why Dr. Frank N Furter went to Mercedes… she’s definitely not a transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.

The Tracks:

  1. Science Fiction Double Feature (Naya Rivera) – YouTube
  2. Damn It, Janet (Lea Michele & Cory Montieth, Glee Cast) – YouTube
  3. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night? (John Stamos, Glee Cast) – YouTube
  4. Sweet Transvestite (Amber Riley, Glee Cast) – YouTube
  5. Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me (Jayma Mays, Glee Cast) – YouTube
  6. There’s A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place) (Lea Michele, Cory Montieth, Chris Colfer, Glee Cast) – YouTube
  7. Time Warp (Glee Cast) – YouTube

You can already pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon!

I’m embedding my two faves (which I would love regardless of who sang them), listen in! 🙂

Listen to “Sweet Transvestite”
Listen to “Time Warp”

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Preview the GLEE Tracks from S2E4 ‘Duets’ Episode

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey, we can now listen to full previews of the tracks for the next GLEE episode ‘Duets‘! Just head on to berryhudsonx3‘s YouTube channel where all the songs are streaming!

My faves? I’m really impressed with Amber Riley & Naya Rivera’s diva-ish ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ – those two girls can rip it! I’m really curious at the circumstances that would cause the snobbish Santana to duet with Mercedes… And I’m really looking forward to Chris Colfer dancing as he does his ‘Le Hot Jazz’ number 🙂 And the ‘Sing’ number seems like it’ll be really intertaining ….

The Tracks:

  1. “River Deep, Mountain High” (Amber Riley & Naya Rivera) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon
  2. “Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy” (Lea Michele & Chris Colfer) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon
  3. “Sing!” (Jenna Ushkowitz & Harry Shum) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon
  4. “Lucky” (Dianna Agron & Chord Overstreet) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon
  5. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (Lea Michele & Cory Montieth) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon
  6. “Le Hot Jazz” (Chris Colfer) – YouTube, iTunes, Amazon

I’m embedding my two faves, listen in! 🙂 Already available on iTunes (not sure why Amazon is always delayed)!

Listen to “River Deep, Mountain High”
Listen to “Le Hot Jazz”

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