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I hope your weekend was great too!

MAN DID I HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Normally I wouldn’t bore you with the details of what I did during the weekend. But what I was able to do this weeknd was far from normal.

I got to see Paul McCartney this weekend.

Now I’m not one to fawn all over musicians as I’ve been fortunate enought to see and meet a lot of them. But during Sir Paul’s show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (Home of the Maple Leafs!) on Saturday- his only Canadian date on his “Driving Rain” tour- I had tears in my eyes.

It was so overwhelming I actually cried!

McCartney’s 36-song set list was brimming with love songs to both his future and late wife and tributes to deceased bandmates George Harrison and John Lennon. Not to mention his own dearly departed mother and Lennon’s son Julian. Still, McCartney was able to emphasize Beatles material over everything else in his two-and-a-half-hour show much to my delight and the 16,000 fans who sang along with me.

Yes, he kept the new stuff to a minimum and played song after Beatles song along with some choice cuts from his days with Wings and as a solo artist.

We in the Toronto audience also got the special added treat of “Mull Of Kintyre” during the second encore complete with a Pipe Band. The song wasn’t a hit in America so he doesn’t play the song there. Only in Canada, eh? Pity, indeed!

His stage was stripped down, with the exception of an abundance of video screens, which worked extremely well during the Beatles songs, All My Loving and Can’t Buy Me Love, as black and white archival footage of The Fab Four was played in the background.

Paul McCartney sang old songs, he did recent ones and even some new tunes. He moved me.

Yet at the end of the show he thanks me, and the entire audience, for coming.

No Paul! Thank you!

SET LIST
* Hello Goodbye
* Jet
* All My Loving
* Getting Better
* Coming Up
* Let Me Roll It
* Lonely Road
* Driving Rain
* Your Loving Flame
* Blackbird
* Every Night
* We Can Work It Out
* Mother Nature’s Son
* Vanilla Sky
* You Never Give Me Your Money/CarryThat Weight
* Fool On The Hill
* Here Today
* Something
* Eleanor Rigby
* Here There And Everywhere
* Band On The Run
* Back In The USSR
* Maybe I’m Amazed
* C Moon
* My Love
* Can’t Buy Me Love
* Freedom
* Live And Let Die
* Let It Be
* Hey Jude

FIRST ENCORE
* The Long And Winding Road
* Lady Madonna
* I Saw Her Standing There

SECOND ENCORE
* Yesterday
* Mull Of Kintyre
* Sgt. Pepper’s Reprise
* The End

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My lips are sealed!

After an sneak peak screening “Spider-Man” wins early raves from fans.

Man, do I have a secret I would love to share!

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Remember when it was great!

Watch it while you can! In a little over a month “The X- Files” will be gone. Done. Finished!

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It was a show that St. John’s won’t soon forget! As for the rest of us…

Diana Krall and Nickelback were the big winners at the 31st Annual Juno Awards.

FYI- It is expected that this was the last year the Awards will be called “The Junos.” Next year rumour has it that they will be called “The Canadian Music Awards.”

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I hear the film is pretty good!

The “Spider- Man” soundtrack will feature Sum 41, Areosmith and others. Yup! It rocks!

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Normally it selects you

John Cusack selects “Jury” duty.

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I would have liked to make her feel better

Nicole Kidman says that her marriage break- up was “surreal.”

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If you care

Oasis is back with a new single.

Surprisingly it’s not called “Wonderhall.”

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Jodie is still Number One in our hearts!

The Jodie Foster/David Fincher flick “Panic Room” fell from 1 to 2 and the Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Affleck flick “Changing Lanes” was the leader at the North American Weekend Box Office.

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This will be incredible!

THIS TIME YOU GET ALL THE FACTS

Normally when I post something here I take the information and edit it down for you to read. With the announcement of the upcoming “Memento” Special Edition DVD I thought you should know everything I know so you can get as excited as I am.

So here is the official press release:

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Unexpected Mysteries and Surprises Fill
a Groundbreaking Two-Disc Set of MEMENTO
That Promises Puzzles and Enigmas Extending Beyond
Christopher Nolanís Revolutionary Film

CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 12, 2002) — MEMENTO, the intricately designed, double-Oscar-nominated cinematic mystery, will be released May 21 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment in a highly anticipated, two-disc limited-edition DVD designed by writer-director Christopher Nolan.

For viewers, the surprises and mysteries only begin with the critically lauded box-office hit, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and was the winner of four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture. In fact, the limited-edition DVD offers a series of mindbenders and challenges designed by Nolan that begin the moment one of the setís two discs is inserted into the player. At its core, the DVD is constructed as an elaborate mental puzzle that the viewer must solve in order to watch the film and the added-value elements.

“I’ve enjoyed flexing my creative muscles to come up with something completely new and unique to the DVD format,” said writer/director Christopher Nolan. “I hope fans of MEMENTO will enjoy not only the film, but also the extra features and challenges that the DVD offers.”

The MEMENTO limited-edition DVD features the most extensive, full-length directorís commentary since the filmís theatrical release. One disc is devoted to the film itself, which has been digitally remastered and promises the best-ever viewing experience of MEMENTO. It also includes a surprise-filled commentary by Christopher Nolan.

The second disc offers a wealth of special features that includes the 23-minute documentary “Anatomy of a Scene.” Originally shown on The Sundance Channel, it breaks down a single scene from script to design to photography to its final screen version. Also included on the limited-edition DVD is the original short story by Jonathan Nolan, as well as a a “directorís script” that allows viewers to dissect the filmís unique structure by switching between a scene and Nolanís annotated film script by using a DVD playerís angle-change feature.

The newly designed limited edition of MEMENTO will be housed in some of the most unique and creative packaging ever produced, and within it viewers will find hidden assistance to solving the puzzles of the DVD.

In MEMENTO, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) plays Leonard Shelby, a man who finds himself without any recollection of recent events – except the knowledge that his wife has been murdered. Using instant photos and a body filled with tattooed reminders, he pursues the man he believes responsible for his wifeís death. Or does he?

MEMENTO: Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano. Executive Producers Aaron Ryder, William Tyrer, Chris J. Ball. Produced by Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd. Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Jonathan Nolan. Directed by
Christopher Nolan.

ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS

* Limited-Edition, Two-Disc Set

* Remastered in High Definition

* Widescreen Presentation

* Directorís Commentary

* Directorís Script

* “Anatomy of a Scene” Sundance Channel Documentary

* Production Stills and Sketches

* Theatrical Trailer, International Trailer and TV Advertising

* Audio: DTS English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)

* Subtitles: English, Spanish

* Scene Selections

MPAA Rating: R / Original Release: 2001
Price: $27.95
Color / Closed Captioned / 113 minutes
DVD #07646 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07646-4
Order Date: April 23, 2002

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures’ global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries worldwide. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.spe.sony.com

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