You’d think that if your dad turned you into a global headline joke, you’d want to keep your head down and avoid the media for the rest of your life. Or at the very least not listen to any career advice your dad offered your way
THE NORTH BORDERS Bonobo (Border) DJ Simon Green, who has been flying under the radar for nigh on 13 years, has been one of the Ninja Tune label’s sorely under-appreciated signings.
The last time Jayson Norris was back home he met Tiki Taane for the first time at Wellington’s Homegrown festival. When he returns next month, he and Jess Harlen, another high-flying Kiwi abroad, will be sharing the stage with Taane on a nationwide acoustic tour, which kicks off in Tauranga on April 11
It’s been a Monty Python world lately — and we’re not even talking about the absurdity and silliness of current events, such as balloon boys and confessional celebrities. No, it’s a Python world on TV, with the lads being showcased in an multipart IFC documentary — which started this week — and re-airing of their classic TV episodes and movies.
The Colorado couple accused of carrying out a bizarre hoax involving their son and a huge balloon is “not running from the law” and deserves the presumption of innocence, their attorney said Monday. “The sheriff having a press conference saying that they’re guilty does not make them so,” David Lane told CNN’s “American Morning.” Authorities say the event — in which the tearful couple claimed their 6-year-old may have been trapped in the flying-saucer-like contraption floating through the air — was staged
“Late Show With David Letterman” bandleader Paul Shaffer is a walking Wikipedia of rock ‘n’ roll history — and now he’s added his own story to the mix. Shaffer’s new memoir, “We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga” (Flying Dolphin Press) offers his take on a colorful career, from piano lessons in his native Canada to a “Saturday Night Live” stint to the gig he’s had, and relished, for 27 years — Letterman’s sidekick
Hurricane Bill skipped Bermuda and set its sights on the Massachusetts coast Saturday morning, with forecasters warning people from New England to Newfoundland to be on alert. The storm is expected to pass off the coast of New England late Saturday or Saturday night and approach Nova Scotia on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.
On the surface, the news that Yemenia Airways, whose jet crashed off the coast of the Comoros Islands on Tuesday, was not on the European Union’s blacklist of airlines deemed lax on safety seems like a good argument for not only maintaining the blacklist, but extending it further.
The last time Terry Williams can remember being headache-free was in December. A chronic migraine has plagued her ever since.
Raoul Felder still remembers stepping off the Concorde without a trace of jet lag after it whisked him across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound and wonders why there’s been nothing like it since. The high-profile New York divorce attorney was a Concorde frequent flier, relishing each time he arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport a mere three hours or so after taking off from the Big Apple. The journey takes at least twice as long on a conventional jet.