Daily Archives: 02/16/2012

Van Halen live footage – leave your jaw on the floor

Van freaking wailing Halen, man!

So, I’m still dancing around getting “A Different Kind of Truth”, the first Van Halen album from most of the classic line-up (no offence, Wolfgang) in 28 years.  Not sure about “Tattoo”, but I do like “She’s The Woman”.  A bit on the fence about all the old-new songs but I’m probably going to pick up the CD sooner rather than later – Van Halen fans tend to be a bit like that, I guess. Any Ed solo is better than no Ed solo, you know?

With that in mind, why not check out a brace of tunes from VH’s open rehearsal at the Forum in Los Angeles the other night (sometimes, I really love You Tube and the internet so much that I almost – not fully  – want to marry it).

Dave might not move quite as well as he used to, but Ed’s on fricking fire – it’s a joy to behold.

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CW’s “Green Arrow” has a Black Canary

Casting moves ahead on the CW’s “Arrow” series, don’t you know?

That’s “Arrow” as in “Green Arrow”, in case you were wondering – are the CW trying to prevent any non-geek confusion with “Green Lantern” by ditching the colourful honorific in the title?

Your Oliver Queen is being portrayed by this cat –

But can he shoot a bug off your nose with an explosive arrow?

That’ll be Stephen Amell, who’s previously been in lots of things that I don’t watch, like “Private Practice” and “Hung”, and he seems like a handsome enough fellow who – seemingly like just about everybody working in Hollywood – is Canadian.

And your Dinah Lance/Black Canary is –

Katie Cassidy - CW mainstay, now in "Arrow"...

Katie Cassidy, who had a memorable recurring turn as Ruby on “Supernatural” (aka, ‘that show which I keep recommending to people who think that it’s just going to be glowering cute boys facing off with demons’).

Your proverbial safe pair of hands, director David Nutter, is calling the shots on the pilot which we’ll hopefully see in the Autumn, via entirely legitimate broadcast means (and not one of those inter-torrent thingies).

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