The following is a guest post written by Miles.
The voice of a generation
Robert Zimmerman, also known as Bob Dylan, is one of the greatest musicians with a career spanning over fifty years and 35 albums behind him. In the early sixties, Dylan became the voice of his generation; his music connected folk, blues and traditional music, transferring a message of freedom while opposing hypocrisy and the rule of "the man". His beginnings were defined by pairing the acoustic guitar and harmonica, accompanied by his distinctive vocal style. Just as the audiences started accepting his musical expression and status as a protest singer, Dylan did a sudden stylistic turn. This turn was first exposed on Bringing It All Back Home, an album widely criticized at the time.
As with anything Google creates, their commercials tend to hit you right in the feelings. They've had "Dear Sophie," where parents chronicle their child's life through Google videos, documents, and calendars; "Dog," where a family finds a stray dog and adopts him; "Parisian Love," where two people fall in love in Paris; "Google Chrome: Jess Time," which tells the story of a father/daughter who recently lost their wife/mother; and "Brother and Sister," which follows a sibling rivalry-turned-friendship. So it's hardly surprising that they're latest commercial focuses on how wonderful moms are, just in time for Mother's Day.
What do you think? And don't forget: tomorrow is Mother's Day, so do something nice for the wonderful women in your life!
This week, we're talking about how Spock meets Spock (part deux), John Krasinski is the next Katy Perry, and we buy boxes of tissues in order to prepare for "The Office" series finale.
Star Trek early release
"Star Trek Into Darkness" was originally supposed to be released Friday, May 17. But trekkies are getting so antsy that the movie release has been moved up one day. According to Paramount, the Wednesday evening IMAX showings are already sold out, so movie execs wanted to give fans a chance to see the film even if they weren’t able to nab tickets. Plus, with movies like "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" opening early overseas, they figured: why not? Personally, I’m pretty excited to see the film. I still love that they found a way to write Leonard Nimoy (original Spock) into the first movie to appear alongside Zachary Quinto (new Spock), even if it was a little hokey. But others seem to dig it, too, as evidenced by the latest Audi commercial (above)!
This week, Justin Timberlake is back on the onsales radar, with nine new concerts on sale this coming Monday. The pop and R&B icon is staying busy throughout the year with a second new tour in the fall and winter, in support of his latest album The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake, who is also going on tour during July and August with Jay-Z, is wasting little time before heading back on the road again during the end of the year.
The tour's U.S. dates, which are split roughly evenly between November, December, and January, kick off on November 13 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. The tour is currently slated to end on February 10, 2014 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE. However, it is possible that more dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information.
If you haven't yet entered our Mother Knows Best contest, why not? You have only about 14 and a half hours left, so get to it!
So far we have over 100 entries, and there are a bunch of great ones. We know moms are full of great advice and guidance, and we're definitely seeing that based on the entries already received (also, it seems a lot of people learned the same things). So why not share some of that with us and have a chance to win some great prizes?
Enter now while there is still time, and then join us tomorrow as we announce the winner! Good luck!
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