Round Up: Talk About Pop Music

What’s the best music blog on the internet?

Talk About Pop Music, of course!

Here is, the latest “round up” from Talk About Pop Music – the best music blog in the universe…enjoy!

THE SEPTEMBER BIRP! PLAYLIST IS OUT NOW

 

STOP! LOOK! PLAYLIST! 25TH SEPTEMBER 2016

 

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC

 

WHAT IF I WAS A PRODUCER ON THE X FACTOR?

 

HALLÅ, HEJ & HALLO SCANDINAVIA – THIS IS SCOTLAND CALLING AND I LOVE SCANDIPOP

 

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

 

WATCH: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND ANNA KENDRICK’S “TRUE COLOURS”

 

EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG

 

OFFICIAL UK CHART UPDATE: CLOSER (WILD WORLD)

 

Facebook Live: Retro Pop Box Unboxing

What is Facebook Live?

Facebook Live allows you to broadcast realtime video from your smart phone for all your Facebook friends to see live. It will also be available on your timeline for people to catch up with later.

What is Retro Pop Box?

The retro pop box is a magic gift delivered every month for you to re-live your youth.

Each Retro Pop Box™ will contain 4-7 items, valued at over $45, that are carefully curated for a maximum jolt of nostalgia from YOUR FAVORITE DECADE.The unique pop-culture products within each box will span the decade and touch on iconic events, music, shows, movies, toys, candy and more!

I put together the two things and did a Facebook Live of me unboxing my latest, awesome 80s retro pop box. Check out the Steve Says Facebook page to see it or click on the image below…

Retro Pop Box

 

Of course a few minutes after I opened it I had to wear as many item as I could…

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What about you? Do you use Facebook Live? Do you think the Retro Pop box is as awesome as I do? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

 

Netflix Originals: Marvel

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Netflix has really transformed the way we watch movies and TV shows. It’s on demand and we can now “binge watch”. Another great thing about Netflix is are the “Netflix Originals” series and movies. Ones that are new and produced exclusively for Netflix, ones made in partnership with other networks or even sometimes shows that TV channels have cancelled and Netflix has then picked up and carried on making more.

Although these “originals” are great and everyone loves the idea sometimes it’s quite hard to find them and there is the fear that we are missing out on something that we would actually really enjoy. Simply doing a search on Netflix for “originals” doesn’t return all the results. A search on Google does bring up various lists with detailed text descriptions but sometimes what we really want is for them all to be on one page, categorised and a video trailer. This enables us to quickly see all the dramas or all the comedies or whatever, watch the short clip and then quickly decide if it’s something we want to watch or not…well, here on Steve Says this is is what you can get.

Let’s take a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Marvel’s Daredevil

The first season sees lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock use his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil, while uncovering a conspiracy of the criminal underworld being led by Wilson Fisk. In the second season, Murdock continues to balance life as a lawyer and Daredevil, while crossing paths with Frank Castle / Punisher, a vigilante with far deadlier methods as well as the return of his old girlfriend—Elektra Natchios.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Following a tragic end to her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Found something you like? If not take a look at some Originals Drama.

Keep checking this blog for the other Netflix Originals categories.

Have you watched any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You To Do Anything: #33 – Ordinary Actions Make An Ordinary Life

What are the 50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything?

I recently stumbled across an awesome website called Entrepreneur.com and I was particularly interested in one article and want to start sharing these thoughts and giving my own personal and visual interpretations of these “50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You To Do Anything”

#33 – Ordinary actions make an ordinary life. 

“Nobody wants to be ordinary. Don’t let yourself be.”

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#33 – Ordinary actions make an ordinary life.

What about you – how would you represent this particular thought? Or, if you want to know why I chose the particular image let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

For the other thoughts take a look at this.

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Netflix Originals: Drama

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Netflix has really transformed the way we watch movies and TV shows. It’s on demand and we can now “binge watch”. Another great thing about Netflix is are the “Netflix Originals” series and movies. Ones that are new and produced exclusively for Netflix, ones made in partnership with other networks or even sometimes shows that TV channels have cancelled and Netflix has then picked up and carried on making more.

Although these “originals” are great and everyone loves the idea sometimes it’s quite hard to find them and there is the fear that we are missing out on something that we would actually really enjoy. Simply doing a search on Netflix for “originals” doesn’t return all the results. A search on Google does bring up various lists with detailed text descriptions but sometimes what we really want is for them all to be on one page, categorised and a video trailer. This enables us to quickly see all the dramas or all the comedies or whatever, watch the short clip and then quickly decide if it’s something we want to watch or not…well, here on Steve Says this is is what you can get.

Let’s start with the dramas!

Stranger Things

On November 6, 1983 in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will’s frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will’s friends Dustin, Mike, and Lucas discover a psychokinetic girl who claims to know Will’s location. As they uncover the truth, a sinister government agency tries to cover it up, while a more insidious force lurks below the surface.

Hemlock Grove

The show examines the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional town in Pennsylvania. Roman Godfrey, heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town’s newcomer, Peter Rumancek. Recent brutal murders in the town have stirred up rumors, and the two work together to shed light on the case while also hiding their own dark secrets.

Orange Is the New Black

The series revolves around Piper Chapman, a woman in her 30s living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women’s federal prison (initially operated by the “Federal Department of Corrections”, a fictional version of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and later acquired by MCC, a private prison company) in upstate New York.

Marco Polo

Inspired by Marco Polo’s early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongol Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368).

Bloodline

The series begins with an eerie narration by John, “Sometimes you know something’s coming. You can feel it. In the air. In your gut. And you don’t sleep at night. The voice in your head is telling you that something is going to go terribly wrong and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. That’s how I felt when my brother came home.”

Sense8

Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Riley, Will, Sun, Capheus, Wolfgang, Kala, Lito and Nomi, each from a different culture and part of the world. When the eight suddenly experience a vision of the violent death of a woman called Angelica, they discover that they are “sensates”: otherwise normal humans linked with a mental and emotional connection, making them able to sense and communicate with each other, as well as share their knowledge, language and skills.

Narcos

Set and filmed in Colombia, season 1 tells the story of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine, while also focusing on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entitie

The Get Down

The Get Down is a musical drama television series set in the South Bronx in the late 1970s.

House of Cards

Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood. The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power.

Keep checking this blog for the other Netflix Originals categories.

Have you watched any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

Waltzing & Whirling

The Great British Bake Off

Star baker Hayley has been following the Great British Bake Off and this week she has rustled up a batch of Viennese Whirls.

She’s also promised to make another batch and send them to me – isn’t she just the best?

“Hi all! So, week 2 of the Great British Bake Off was BISCUIT WEEK (remember I said I’m attempting to bake along with them?). The basic challenge called for 24 identical biscuits of your choice…”

Source: Monday Munchies: Waltzing and Whirling… – Aloada Bobbins