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Re: Hugh Cornwell News
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2017, 01:37:41 PM »
Looks like Hugh Cornwell has been busy doing "podcasts" about his "hobby", movies and film music...
This is from his FB:
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Hugh's new website about the world of film and film music, MRDEMILLEFM is now live. Visit the site at http://www.mrdemillefm.com/ - with the debut of four new shows: one on Hedy Lamarr's career, one on Lee Marvin, one on Ernest Borgnine, and an interview with Sir David Puttnam.

http://mrdemillefm.com/about/

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Q: SO, TELL ME ABOUT MRDEMILLEFM.
A: MRDEMILLEFM is something of a passion of mine. I've always been interested in cinema. It's a great escape from the world of music for me. A few years ago I set up SOUNDTRAXFM, an online streaming site, which has now been replaced by MRDEMILLEFM.

Q: WILL THERE STILL BE INTERVIEWS AND THEMED SHOWS?
A: Most definitely. On launch day, August 12th.....

Q: THAT'S THE ANNIVERSARY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE'S BIRTHDAY, I UNDERSTAND?
A: Quite right. On August 12th, there will be 4 new shows available: one on Hedy Lamarr's career, one on Lee Marvin, one on Ernest Borgnine, and an interview with Sir David Puttnam. The show on Ernest Borgnine is narrated by John Cooper Clarke, who is just as fanatical about film as I am.
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Re: Hugh Cornwell News
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2017, 09:35:11 PM »
Hugh announced as support for Wilko's May dates.
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Re: Hugh Cornwell News
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »
Hugh interviews Debbie Harry for his film website:

http://mrdemillefm.com/program/debbie-harry/
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Re: Hugh Cornwell News
« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2018, 12:56:37 PM »
New album "Monster" is on the way:
http://smarturl.it/HCMonster

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One of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, Hugh Cornwell will release his new album ‘Monster’ through Sony Music on 5th October 2018.

 The album features 10 tracks written about some of the most remarkable, and indeed infamous, people of the 20th Century, both heroes and villians. Alongside these luminaries, he took inspiration initially from an extraordinary lady who swam every day in Hampstead ponds, his 98-year-old mother, Winifred. To locals, she was a hero who swam five or six times a day in all weathers, to Hugh’s family, she was the villain who kept them all in check. This juxtaposition started Hugh off on his creation of the album with the song La Grande Dame.

 The album takes its name from the eponymous track Monster, Hugh’s love-letter to the genius model-maker and animator Ray Harryhausen who blazed a trail with films such as Jason & the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, paving the way for Spielberg, Lucas et al to follow his lead.

 Cornwell is, of course, no stranger to writing about illustrious and mythic characters, having penned The Stranglers’ evergreen 1977 hit, No More Heroes, with its references to Leon Trotsky, Lenin and Sancho Panza. Forty-one years later, the subjects he tackles on ‘Monster’ include everyone from music legends Lou Reed (on Mr. Leather) and Mose Allison (Mosin’), to 70s stuntman Evel Knievel (Pure Evel), 1940s Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (The Most Beautiful Girl In Hollywood), Sgt Bilko star Phil Silvers (Bilko), Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (Duce Coochie Man) and Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe (Robert).

“These are people who have defied categorisation,” he explains of his choices. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to defy categorisation. If someone wants to put me into some sort of a box, I'll do my best to defy it. You could call it being obstreperous, but it’s also got something to do with being drawn to people who are dichotomous.”
http://www.hughcornwell.com/hughcornwellnews.php?lang=en-GB
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