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    Mikey's All-Purpose Catch-All Thread

    I was considering leaving the forums due to unwanted and unnecessary negativity from certain people, but since I have made deep and lasting friendships with many people and I always enjoy making new friends, and there is so much in the way of NEW MOTU/POP right now I LOVE, I am going to create ONE thread for all my news (so people can't accuse me of "flooding the forums" or "hijacking threads" and the other rubbish I've been accused of). I would appreciate and hope people will respect my efforts in trying to do better and not contaminate this thread with hate and negativity.


    Personal:

    Health-wise, despite my ongoing longtime illnesses and occasional bouts of depression, my recent and harrowing history with hospitals over the last two years and such is seeming to improve so there's not much news there. I am enjoying more online concerts and chats with many of my favourite people who are indeed REAL friends. I am also getting back into my writing, editing and music journalism since Winter is magically inspiring me as always.


    Music:

    I'm buying my tickets for Belinda Carlisle's concert tour on February 9 2022 very soon. I was supposed to have this achieved by now but things kept cropping up.


    Also, recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame winners The Go-Go's are re-releasing their God Bless The Go-Go's album.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

    In other Go-Go's news, drummer Gina Schock will be releasing her new photo book on October 26. She is the third member of the band to release a book after Belinda and Kathy Valentine. I am hoping Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin will follow suit and complete the set.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/07...KIKX0DER&psc=1


    Amy Grant is re-releasing her iconic Heart In Motion album with bonus songs, a photo book and apparel on July 9. It is the 30TH Anniversary of this album.

    https://www.wnypapers.com/news/artic...eart-in-motion


    I have an online show with Gretchen Peters in a couple of weeks. It is the 25TH Anniversary of her debut album The Secret Of Life.


    Books:

    There are three Disney books being released within the next year - Cold Hearted (a Disney Villains release based on Lady Tremaine from Cinderella), What Once Was Mine (a Twisted Tale based on Tangled) and a currently title-unknown book based on The Blue Fairy from Pinocchio.


    DVD's:


    Batman: The Long Halloween Parts 1 & 2 will be released on June 22 and August 10 respectively.






    It appears the next Scooby Doo animated movie will be a crossover with DC Comics Krypto and perhaps other characters in the Superman universe.

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    Happy to hear your health continues to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkor View Post
    Happy to hear your health continues to improve.
    Thankyou!

    I had another awesome experience this week, I'm not sure why but PayPal gave me a free $10 gift so I bought Volumes 1-3 of the Disney Princess Stories series on one DVD - 10 episodes of new Disney Princess adventures!

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    Suzy Bogguss has just added her new music video, Sunday Birmingham to YouTube, previously it was available only for members of Suzy's Inner Circle.

    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    Good to see you back on here Mikey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granamyr's Helmet View Post
    Good to see you back on here Mikey!
    Thanks my new friend!

    I've been watching MasterChef lately, I'm particularly impressed with one contestant, Depinder, although there are other talented and nice people competing. Still, I'm decidedly Team Depinder, I think she has talent, creativity and potential.
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    Glad you hear your health is improving. Trust me, I know health issues are a tough deal.

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    I can't pretend to know what it's like to go through that, but it's good to know you're doing better.

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    How's your mobility? With all of the foot surgeries I gopebtjst you're able to get back on your feet. I'm dealing with some mental health issues of my own and I'm often told that a key thing to help with that is exercise - doesn't have to he anything super strenuous, but good if you can get some in as it's impacts are not limited to the physical.

    I hope that you're in a well enough state to maybe do that sort of thing as well, - like if you don't so, but are able to do so (I don't want to make assumptions as I don't know your lifestyle or details as to how your feet currently are), I suggest trying to work in the occasional walk and fresh air.

    Good luck and I hope your upward trend continues.

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    Thanks Everyone for the kind words!

    Regarding my mobility, I'm kind of limited in what I can do due to the fibromyalgia, arthritis and nerve illness, even doing a sink full of dishes causes me fierce back pain and the few times I am able to go shopping with my sister can also leave me sore and tired for days, which is why I work from home. I do hope to take up swimming or other aquatic sports as therapy very soon. I love Winter (which is now here in Australia) and that inspires me a lot to get out and about more when I can.

    I try and not make "woe is me" posts, but the last few years have been harrowing so I apologise again for seeming combative, erratic and annoying on the forums, it has never been my intention to annoy, offend or upset anyone. I have only ever meant to bring light and positivity to the forums.

    In other cool news, Suzy Bogguss, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Susanna Hoffs have all hinted at new music soon.

    I am definitely looking forward to MOTU Revelation next month!

    MasterChef is on again Sunday night and although I'm sad Depinder didn't win the last Immunity Challenge (she forgot to put baking powder in the cake last time which is odd given she doesn't usually make mistakes of that nature) but I'm hoping she can be safe in this weekend's Elimination Challenge!

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    Also, I just discovered that the sequel to Aquaman will be Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, which sounds awesome! I love the first movie and can't wait to see the sequel.

    https://theplaylist.net/aquaman-and-...itle-20210611/

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    Last night's MasterChef was both epic and emotional. The twelve contestants (minus Tommy who won the last Immunity Challenge) had to take an apron out of a sack and the two matching aprons had to pair off against each other with a wall separating them. They were given 90 minutes to split between two heats with the remainder of the time from the first heats being allocated to their second heats. The winner of each heat won the Immunity Challenge while the not-winner of the first heat would be sent to the second heat with the least outstanding recipe being eliminated.

    Depinder (who was cooking against Maja) won her heat which I was delighted by so she's safe. Maja's simple parmesan panna cotta fell to pieces upon being set free from its mould, whereas Depinder's curry and coriander rice feast was both epic and outstanding.

    Sadly, one of the people sent to the elimination challenge, Brent decided he no longer had any passion for the contest, he was physically and emotionally exhausted so he dropped the bomb that he was withdrawing from the contest. Therefore, the second round did not happen last night. Nobody felt like cooking after that. He seemed like such a lovely and sensitive guy too. I'm assuming the second heat and next elimination round will be tonight's episode, so I am glad Depinder is safe (along with Justin, Linda, Kishwar, Pete and Minoli).

    This leaves Aaron, Elise, Maja, Sabina and Scott possibly facing elimination tonight.

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    Since Brent departed by his own choice last night, tonight's MasterChef challenge cancelled the second part of last night's challenge and instead saw a whole new challenge, with Tommy's previous immunity revoked. The 12 remaining contestants had to split into three groups of four to create a menu for home delivery through Deliveroo, which means there were actual paying customers as well as the judges passing judgement. Sadly, the Purple Team (Depinder, Maja, Pete and Tommy) failed to deliver a winning menu, including a curry which was too over-powered by green capsicum and not all of it cooked all the way through). It's sad to say, but Depinder was responsible for this dish and must take responsibility. This foursome must now compete in a Pressure Test tomorrow night with the least best dish seeing its creator eliminated. Here's hoping Depinder can redeem herself, win the night and stay safe! She's never been in the bottom before!

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    Tonight's MasterChef was a rollercoaster ride as the four contestants who were placed in tonight's Pressure Test had to recreate a very complicated Wellington dish, with Depinder and Maja relegated to the bottom two. I was very worried for Depinder (she's never been bottom before), but she came through and will return to duel in the kitchen for at least another night and hopefully more. Sadly, this meant Maja was the contestant who was eliminated as her dish had way too many flaws to be overlooked and saw her sent home.

    In non-MasterChef news, I have an online chat this weekend with Belinda Carlisle, her husband Morgan Mason, their son James Duke Mason and the other Go-Go's (Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine & Gina Schock) to celebrate PRIDE MONTH.

    Tomorrow I am buying my Belinda Carlisle concert tickets!

    On Monday I have a concert and chat with Gretchen Peters to celebrate the 25TH Anniversary of her debut album The Secret Of Life which featured beautiful songs like On A Bus To Saint Cloud and Independence Day.

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    Tonight's MasterChef saw the lovely and talented Depinder score with another mouthwatering and technically excellent dessert, made of raspberries, oranges, chilli, chocolate and pastry, she was one of four people who will be competing for a spot in tomorrow night's Immunity Challenge along with Pete, Justin and Tommy. Let's cheer for Depinder and hope she wins the night!

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    Tonight Depinder, Pete, Tommy and Justin must make a recipe using two-minute noodles as a base ingredient! May the best chef win tonight's Immunity Challenge. Let's hope it is Depinder who wins the assured coveted spot in the Top 10!

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    Lovely Depinder did brilliantly in the two-minute noodle challenge with her spicy chicken dish, winning a spot in round two with Justin, defeating Pete and Tommy. However, in the second round Depinder's sriracha ice cream with coriander granita dessert was not as successful as Justin's vanilla coke, potato chip and dark chocolate creation which is why he won the Immunity instead of her (too much strong garlic in the sriracha). I still have faith in the fair lady and am sure she will shine again on Sunday night and escape the elimination challenge unscathed.

    For the record sriracha is a sauce made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. An odd choice to make ice cream with, but I am Team Depinder all the way! I learn a lot on MasterChef!

    In music news, tomorrow I will be celebrating Pride Month with The Go-Go's on Instagram and I have Gretchen Peters concert/chat on Monday morning.

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    I even made friends with Depinder and Brent on Instagram!

    The last time I made a new friend through "reality TV" (which admittedly I don't really watch a lot of) was Jon Peter Lewis on American Idol in 2004, Jon even thanked me for my support on one of his albums (I have them all) in the liner notes.
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    Did you grab your Belinda ticket? That will be fun!

    Are you watching Superman & Lois yet? I remember you prefer to watch the whole season at once but, doesn’t hurt to ask. It’s actually been really good. Black Lightning finally finished up. I’m sad it’s gone but, they were kinda phoning it in over the last few episodes.

    I kept trying to figure out why I didn’t know anyone you talk about on Masterchef until I realized that there is a whole different show in Australia. Lol. Of course there is I’ll have to watch some on YouTube

    Glad you are back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    Did you grab your Belinda ticket? That will be fun!

    Are you watching Superman & Lois yet? I remember you prefer to watch the whole season at once but, doesnít hurt to ask. Itís actually been really good. Black Lightning finally finished up. Iím sad itís gone but, they were kinda phoning it in over the last few episodes.

    I kept trying to figure out why I didnít know anyone you talk about on Masterchef until I realized that there is a whole different show in Australia. Lol. Of course there is Iíll have to watch some on YouTube

    Glad you are back!
    I haven't got the tickets yet, one of the kittens needed a vet appointment so I'll have to get the tickets for Belinda in a week or so. The venue have said there's plenty of tickets left so I won't be likely to miss out. I can't wait to see Belinda again!

    I haven't seen Superman & Lois yet but I am looking forward to it. I love the Arrowverse!

    I'm still waiting for the fourth season of Black Lightning to come to DVD.

    Sorry about the MasterChef confusion, I forget that you guys in the US would have different shows than us Down Under. I am really hoping Depinder wins, she's so lovely and talented. Elimination challenges always make me nervous!
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Sorry about the MasterChef confusion, I forget that you guys in the US would have different shows than us Down Under. I am really hoping Depinder wins, she's so lovely and talented. Elimination challenges always make me nervous!

    No need to be sorry, I just kept trying to figure out what season it was. Lol. I want to see some of Depinder- sounds like an amazing chef and well, I love Indian food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    No need to be sorry, I just kept trying to figure out what season it was. Lol. I want to see some of Depinder- sounds like an amazing chef and well, I love Indian food.
    You should have seen Depinder's chocolate and raspberry choux pastry dish! That had me drooling!

    Here's some more information about Depinder.

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/par.../pa210414tmaci
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    You should have seen Depinder's chocolate and raspberry choux pastry dish! That had me drooling!

    Here's some more information about Depinder.

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/par.../pa210414tmaci
    Rad! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    Rad! Thanks!
    This is the recipe for Depinder's chocolate, chilli, raspberry, orange and pastry dish that absolutely gobsmacked the judges (in a good way).

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/rec...s/r210607ywzhp

    This is Depinder's other chocolate and raspberry creation.

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/rec...x/r210527skjhe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    This is the recipe for Depinder's chocolate, chilli, raspberry, orange and pastry dish that absolutely gobsmacked the judges (in a good way).

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/rec...s/r210607ywzhp

    This is Depinder's other chocolate and raspberry creation.

    https://10play.com.au/masterchef/rec...x/r210527skjhe
    Oh yummy! Chocolate and chili is a great combo. I doubt I can successfully make it but, Iím willing to try.

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