Monday, June 21, 2010

True Blood S3 Ep2 "Beautifully Broken" Music

  • Collide - "Slither Thing"
  • Jonathan Clark - "Ride My Train"
  • Steve McComb - "Walk First" 
  • The Hampton ( Rock) String Quartet - Evil Ways
  • Gov't Mule - "Beautifully Broken" 
  • Derrick Procell - Dixie Rocks
  • Sean Patrick McGraw - Anyone but you
  • Eduardo Ponsdomench Classically Inclined
  • Shelby Lynn- I'm Alive
Gov't Mule - "Beautifully Broken" 

    True Blood Renewed for Fourth Season—Sexy Scoop From Its Stars!

    Enjoying the return of True Blood? Then you'll really appreciate this bloody good news: HBO has just confirmed its hit vampire series will return for a fourth season!
    Meanwhile, if you saw last night's episode, you have questions. What's up with that mysterious dude Franklin? Is Sookie's new "bodyguard" Alcide going to seduce her away from Bill? And oh yeah, what's it really like to see Alexander Skarsgård fully naked? (I don't care, ahem, but word on the street is some of you fans do.)
    Also, when does the jaw-dropping vampire porn really begin?
    Here's what James Frain (Franklin), Kristin Bauer (Pam) and Joe Manganiello (Alcide) tell me...

    watch the videos here 

    more spoiler from EOnline

    Jesse in Rhode Island: True Blood! True Blood! True Blood!
    We all know Layfette is thisclose to hooking up with True Blood newbie Kevin Alejandro (Jesus), but did you know that it's like real love and stuff? "Lafayette don't spend time on flings," Nelsan Ellis tells us. "They come and then they go, but this character, Jesus, he's been with for about two weeks. That's a lifetime for Lafayette, and he has deep, deep feelings for Jesus." Adds Kevin: "You'll see me throughout the season all the way 'til the end so whatever happens after that, we'll see." And a big prize pony to anyone who guessed that we'd be seeing some steamy scenes between these two. When asked if he'll be getting nude this season, Kevin tells me: "Yeah, there's been enough. Not to the extreme, but there's been enough. You'll see it happen."
    Peggy in Georgia: Thanks for all the awesome True Blood scoop and video today Pam is the best character on TV. Any more dish on her?
    As a matter of fact, Kristin Bauer (Pam) says there are big things ahead for the scene stealer. "We get more sides of Pam," she promises. "Her relationship with Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) is really explored, which is incredibly fun because it's a father-daughter relationship." Really? Did anyone else catch that vibe? Hmmm! Pam's also "very involved in the politics of the vampire world this year, and that's another fun thing because we see her at the hierarchy of these different vampires." Still, Alexander Skarsgård reminds us: "Eric is still at the top when it comes to Bon Temps--or at least he thinks he is."

    Arghhh more TMI

    A graphic oral sex scene in cult vampire TV drama True Blood had to be axed because cameras couldn't get close enough to the action.
    Show regular Stephen Moyer reveals he and real-life lover Anna Paquin were game to get the vampire/human sex session on film, but it technically wasn't possible.
    He explains, "My character would have had his head between Anna's character's legs. It was scrapped because of technical difficulty getting the shot with the number of camera set ups they had planned - as opposed to because it was too graphic."

    True Blood-Bath: Vampires! They Die Just Like Us!

    It’s not enough for the human characters of True Blood to live peacefully among vampires (and now werewolves); it seems at least one of them always has to be doing something stupid. In Season Two it was Jason Stackhouse’s sudden infatuation with a church-hating vampire; in Season Three, it appears, it will be Tara’s reckless, suicidal behavior after the death of Eggs, a guy she knew for, what, a week?

    Oh yeah, about those werewolves. I’m not sure how frightening they’re actually supposed to be considering that every time one appears on screen it’s getting its ass kicked by a vampire. The episode begins with the image of Bill with a bloody wolf ear in his mouth. He’s surrounded by so many bodies sprawled out, crying in agony, that it rivals only an average World Cup soccer match, only here, Bill’s red card would have been fully earned. (Come to think of it, I would love to hear how Bill Compton would pronounce “Kaká.”) The episode ends with Eric about to tear apart a werewolf. And, in between, there’s a flashback to Eric and his maker, Godric, in Nazi Germany, as an S.S., killing the “were-bitch” (I swear to you, this is how the credits list that character’s name). At this point I think I’d be less afraid of True Blood’s werewolves than I would be of the Shmoo or Blinky the Pac-Man ghost breaking into my apartment.

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    Theo "Talbot"Alexander: I don't like the word 'villain'

    Last night "True Blood" finally answered last year's big cliffhanger -- who abducted Bill Compton? Turns out that Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi was behind his post-proposal vanishing act. And upon arriving at Russell's stately fang manor, Bill -- and fans -- met Russell's partner of 700 years, Talbot.
    And after a series of Brenda Dickson-esque scenes, it became clear that the happy homemaker shares more than just immortality with Martha Stewart. He's also a whizz in the kitchen (blood sorbet, anyone?), has a flair for decor and, according to actor Theo Alexander, is dynamite in the sack.
    But Martha isn't the only famous face Talbot shares some DNA with according to Theo. I got the answer to that bold faced conundrum in addition to learning how he snagged the role and approached a (possible) sex scene with Alexander Skarsgard.
    PopWrap: How did you get hired to play Talbot?
    Theo Alexander: This part was out for a British actor, but my agent thought I would do a great job with it. He was a very Dionysian, very sexual, very Greek! It couldn’t be anything but Greek in my eyes. So my agent called the casting director and they really wanted a British actor, but they said, "please, just see him – he’s perfect." So I went to the audition dressed in my kimono, in character and walk in on a room of 16 people – including Alan Ball, so I’m shaking. The casting director says, this is Theo, he’s Italian. So I turn to her as Talbot, and say, “excuse me, I’m Greek!” and that propelled me into the character. Talbot would have said that, he likes to speak his mind.

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    No surprise here: HBO has renewed True Blood for a fourth season

    No surprise here: HBO has renewed True Blood for a fourth season, to debut in summer 2011.
    The news comes just one week after the hit vampire saga kicked off its third season to near-record ratings.
    “The new season of True Blood is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics,” enthused HBO president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”
    Added exec producer Alan Ball: “I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew. This is the most fun I have ever had.”

    True Blood: Beautifully Broken With Shelby Lynne

    Team Talk Blood Radio ( live Sunday nights after True Blood -podcast links on right) member Jefwithonef posted his fabulous Season 3, Episode 2: "Beautifully Broken" music review

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston.

    Season 3 of True Blood is living up to its own hype fairly well, and even though Gothtopia had some deep misgivings about the music when we saw the episode titles list for this season, thus far, we have nothing to complain about.

    Reduced down to almost its lowest common denominator, True Blood is about relationships. You'll find the books filed under paranormal romance in many stores. And though the first episode set us up to contemplate the dangers of relationships, and whether or not we are tainted by them, Episode 2 ("Beautifully Broken"), addresses the other side pf that equation.

    Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) continues to hunt for her missing fiancé Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer). In doing so, she is incurring the wrath of a sect of secretive Nazi werewolves. (Aside: This episode features a pop-culture cameo by having an appearance by a werewolf woman of the SS. Make the movie, Zombie, and don't argue. End aside.)

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    Engines rev and trumpets roar
    I don't hear your voice no more
    And living isn't worth the fear of dying
    Wrapped up package torn up clothes
    Empty days and deep dark holes
    The only thing that keeps a man from crying

    Oh if I don't get you back I'll fall upon a railroad track
    And let the steel wheels cut right through my bones
    Oh if I don't get you back I'll cover up my bloody tracks
    With sorrow hopes and hide my dying pride
    Oh cause I'm alive

    Whispers in a losers dream
    Holding on to not a thing
    Cause these arms now are paralyzed without you to hold
    Bold with crazy have no fear
    Children cry and then I hear
    The message my lies tell me in my dreams

    Oh if I don't get you back I'll fall upon a railroad track
    And let the steel wheels cut right through my bones
    Oh if I don't get you back I'll cover up my bloody tracks
    With sorrow hopes and hide my dying pride
    Oh cause I'm alive

    Maybe if I caught the rain
    In pails that filter out the pain
    I'd realize why you had to go
    Days of lightning show the way
    And night time creeps and holds at bay
    The missing you, the mean, the cold, the ugly

    Oh if I don't get you back I'll fall upon a railroad track
    And let the steel wheels cut right through my bones
    Oh if I don't get you back I'll cover up my bloody tracks
    With sorrow hopes and hide my dying pride
    Oh cause I'm alive

    True Blood S3 Episode 2 " Beautifully broken" subtitles

    Did you not catch all the great lines from last night's episode?

    Pam to Jessica on how to stop herself when feeding "I think about crying children with soggy diapers.Also maggots."

    Lafayette to Tara "Look,the Buddhists weren't lying when they said life is suffering."

    Sookie and Eric
    E "You're going to invite me in so I can protect you.Or have passionate primal sex
    with you.How about both?"

    S "You're not gonna distract me by talking nasty."

    Terry' list for Arlene
    Ten reasons why you can trust me with your kids.
    Number one: I'm a nurturer.I found a baby armadillo by the side of the road
    and I nursed it. Now it sleeps under my bed,and its name is Felix.

    Number two: I have a diploma from anger management, where I learned talking about your feelings is the manly thing to do.

    Number three: I never killed nothing by accident.

    True Blood 3.02 Subtitles

    'True Blood': World War II -- now with 90% more vampires

    Let's talk vampire politics, shall we?

    I mentioned last week that I like "True Blood" more and more the farther it gets from its central conceit: that of a human woman and vampire man falling in love. I found the show's first season, which focused on this relationship to an absurd degree, only fitfully interesting. The second season, which expanded the number of characters and settings the show would visit, was more fun for me, but I still wasn't fully on board with the show as a whole, finding certain elements of the season (particularly anything involving Michelle Forbes) to be several steps too far. The reason I'm liking Season 3 so far has everything to do with how the show has split up its central couple (while keeping them "together," for the Bill and Sookie fans) but also with how it's getting into some pretty bizarre notions of, like, vampire feudalism or something.

    read on LA Times blog 

    Mariana Klaveno sinks her teeth into "True Blood"

    LOS ANGELES (Back Stage) - The white-hot HBO series "True Blood" has exploded into the pop-culture arena over the past two years, fueling the international vampire obsession.

    But unlike its "Twilight" counterpart, "True Blood" isn't afraid to show the sizzlingly sexy and graphically violent, placing it at the decidedly grown-up end of the blood-sucking spectrum.

    Since the beginning of the series, actor Mariana Klaveno has been in some of the grisliest and steamiest scenes of them all -- as Lorena, the vampire who turned Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) into Vampire Bill during the Civil War and who continues to fight with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) for his love. The role has required Klaveno, whose brooding, feline beauty seems to effortlessly morph from charming to cruel in a flash, to flesh out a character who relishes in the bloodsport of being a vampire, unlike Bill. And though she's a true villain in the fictional Southern setting of Bon Temps, La., Lorena is driven by an unrequited love, making her unexpectedly relatable.

    As the series returns for its third season, Klaveno talked to Back Stage about the freedom of embodying a supernatural being, avoiding the urge to Google herself, and why she held onto her restaurant job through the second season.

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    True Blood Post Mortem #2

    Cabot spins own sequel to Bram Stoker's classic

    "Insatiable" (William Morrow, $22.99), by Meg Cabot: Trouble is brewing in the Big Apple, and Meena Harper is at the heart of it. Barely making ends meet as a writer for a soap opera called "Insatiable," Meena is told that her show is going in a new direction. To satisfy pop culture demands and compete with a rival soap, she is forced to create a story line where vampires reign in "the cult of monster misogyny."

    Meena is no stranger to the paranormal. She has the gift of precognition and can sense when and how someone will die. Although it has saved her loved ones on more than one occasion, it is an ability that has cursed her throughout her life.

    When women start showing up dead and drained of blood in New York, the mysterious Romanian Prince Lucien Antonescu arrives to investigate the killings. Lucien must find the killer before the humans discover that real vampires are walking among them. After saving Meena from a swarm of bats, Lucien is intrigued that he can't easily read this mortal's mind. And when their paths cross again, he decides to make Meena his minion.

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    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Hurricaine

    True Blood - Hurricane