No no no no no no no …
Okay, maybe that’s what they said when 007 producers enlisted Duran Duran to record the theme for A View To A Kill - one of the great opening sequences in Bond history. However, I just don’t see this one working having Alicia Keys paired with Jack White for Quantum of Solace’s theme.
Alicia Keys could hold this one on her own. There’s no doubt about that. Strong voice, good song-writing sensabilities. But Jack White - from The White Stripes? You know Wings did a cracker for Live And Let Die, but there isn’t a White Stripes song that stands against even the iffiest of Wings tunes. I was hoping that maybe White would just lay in the cut, but it turns out he’s written the track all himself. Could it possibly be good enough for my high Shirley Bassey standards?
Maybe he totally flips the deck and does a Duran Duran on me with an awesome Bond sizzler. I’m honestly looking forward to finding out.
I don’t usually interest myself with reunions, be it bands or television shows, but hearing that Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have not only reconciled their long-lived fued but are also touring has put a smile on my face.
Cheech is still lingering some of those old ‘creative differences’ when he says things like, “There’s this veiled hatred,” and “We’ve kind of resolved that;” but I’m optimistic.
The pair have been leading different careers since their split. Marin continuing quietly with bit parts in your favourite movies and TV shows while Chong ended up in jail a few times and wrote a book.
Are they still going to be able to rough it up on stage? Time will tell. No doubt they’re feeling the pinch since comedy legend George Carlin kicked the bucket; and like Carlin, Cheech and Chong are ready to go out on a high note.