WELCOME

Hello, I am DjPault. This blog is dedicated to Olivia Newton-John. I have been hopelessly devoted to Olivia ever since my aunt took me to see "Grease" in 1978 when I was eight years old. On this blog you'll find rare pictures, the latest news and more. I also run an 80's remix blog called Burning The Ground so come visit me there too.

Enjoy your visit and check bac often.


~ DjPaulT

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Olivia Newton-John - Christmas Carols (Australian CD)






Released in December 2009 as a limited Edition CD with the Australian Sunday Herald times. The royalties of the creation of the CD are to benefit The Olivia Newton-John cancer and Wellness Center. For more information and to make your donation please visit www.oliviaappeal.com

The 8 tack compilation features previously released tracks from both of Olivia's Christmas albums "The Christmas Collection" (2001) and ""Christmas Wish" (2007). Below are the artwork and tracklisting. I bought my copy on Ebay for around $10.00 this CD will fast become a rare collectors item. The picture CD is housed in a cardboard sleeve.


Front Cover


Back Cover


CD

Tracks:
1. O Come All Ye Faithful
2. The First Noel
3. Christmas On My Radio
4. Silent Night
5. Underneath The Same Sky
6. O Holy Night
7. Away in A Manger (with Vince Gill)
8. A Mother's Christmas Wish



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Olivia Newton-John - Hope Is Always Here (Video)



HOPE IS ALWAYS HERE (Video)


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Mega Star Olivia Newton-John and GRAMMY winning song-writer David Foster perform a moving number “Hope is Always Here,” a song written by children involved with Purple Songs Can Fly – a unique project that enables kids with cancer to work with professional composers to write and record their own music.

DOWNLOAD THE SONG

To download from amazon.com - click here.

To download from iTunes - click here.



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New! Olivia Newton-John & David Foster single "Hope is Always Here"





New Updated Link!
Download Olivia Newton-John's new song!

Download the beautiful and inspiring new song - "Hope Is Always Here" by Olivia Newton-John.

Co-written with and produced by 15 time Grammy Award winner David Foster for the Fox TV Holiday Special "Kaleidoscope - skating, song and survivorship," this song is inspiring, uplifting and perfect for the holiday season.

"Hope Is Always Here" was written with lyrics inspired by children involved with Purple Songs Can Fly – a unique project that enables kids with cancer to work with professional composers to write and record their own music.

You can support Purple Songs Can Fly by downloading “Hope is Always Here” from the special links below. Proceeds go directly to support Purple Songs Can Fly.

(for those of you who experienced problems before, the links below go to new, updated webpages for downloading Olivia's new song).

To download from amazon.com - click here.

To download from iTunes - click here.



Olivia Newton-John on Good Day New York



MYFOXNY.COM - Olivia Newton-John is going to be part of Kaleidoscope, airing on Fox 5 on Thanksgiving.

Kaleidoscope is a holiday special which celebrates survival through sport and song and is intended to raise awareness about cancer among women. The program combines education and uplifting patient stories with performances by world-renowned ice skaters and Grammy Award-winning musicians to honor those women in our lives who have been impacted by cancer and to empower others to take an active role in their own health.

Kaleidoscope will air on Fox 5 from 4:00-5:30 pm and will include performances by world-renowned Olympic skaters - including Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill - and Grammy Award-winning musicians.

Getting the facts about risk factors is essential. Take an active role in your health by speaking with your doctor about risk factors and visit: FightWomensCancer.com .

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Olivia Newton-John On Thanksgiving Special



Kaleidoscope
Air Date: November 26th at 4pm ET on FOX





Olivia, David Foster, David Archuleta and Katharine McPhee


David Foster and Olivia Newton-John


Scott hamilton, Olivia, David Foster, Katharine McPhee, David Archuleta

Olivia will perform on a Thanksgiving day television special event "Kaleidoscope" airng on FOX Thanksgiving Day.

Kaleidoscope is a completely unique Thanksgiving special on FOX. Imagine the beauty of Skating with legends like Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill returning to the ice joined by Superstar Skaters: Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan and Olympic Hopefuls: Rachael Flatt, Johnny Weir, and Brandon Mroz.

That beauty is merged with the excitement of Song as Mega Star Olivia Newton-John and GRAMMY winning song-writer David Foster perform some very special and magical musical numbers. Also appearing are, David Archuleta and Katharine McPhee.

But the reason for Kaleidoscope is the brave message of Survivorship. This show was created to help raise awareness of the key issues surrounding women and cancer... to inform, inspire, and influence women to take action for their health.

This is Don't Miss TV... tune in Thanksgiving Day, November 26th at 4pm ET on FOX.

Kaleidoscope Trailer


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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Olivia & John on The Graham Norton Show





Olivia & John on The Graham Norton Show
Air dates:

Olivia & John recently taped the first episode of the new season of "The Graham Norton Show" in London.

Their episode (Season 6 - Episode 1) will air:

>>UK air date: October 5 - 10:35pm
BBC One

>>US air date: October 10 - 10pm EST
BBC America

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Olivia Newton-John Promotes The Prince's Rainforests Project (Video)





Olivia Newton-John and other celebs promote The Prince's Rainforests Project. For more information please visit The Prince's Rainforests Project web site.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu (Promo Video)



Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu (Promo Video)



"Xanadu" 1980 Soundtrack

This is the original promotional video that was used on MTV and VH1. "Xanadu" is the title song from the album Xanadu, the soundtrack to the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John sings the primary vocals, with ELO adding "parenthetic" vocals in the style of their other songs on the "Xanadu" soundtrack, along with providing the instrumentation. "Xanadu" reached #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1980.


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Happy Birthday Olivia Newton-John





Happy Birthday Olivia, thank you for that you have given me and the world.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Olivia Newton-John & Barry Gibb On New Sound Relief DVD







On October 9 the 4 DVD set of the Sound Relief Concert will be released in Australia. The concert took place simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne, March 14, 2009. The DVD will contain over 9 hours of concert footage featuring Australian and international artists. Next Sunday Australian Channel 9 will rebroadcast a 1 hour special of the best moments from the concerts.

Olivia Newton-John was Barry Gibb's special guest for his portion of the concert, they performed several songs together including "Islands In The Stream" among others. Below is Olivia & Barry Gibb's traclist that will be included on the DVD.



Barry Gibb & Olivia Newton-John traclist:

1. Jive Talkin'
2. Words
3. Islands In The Stream
4. I Love You, I Honestly Love You
5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
6. Guilty
7. You Should Be Dancing

For more information the DVD and the concert please visit:
Sound Relief DVD website

Barry Gibb & Olivia Newton-John "Guilty" from Sound Relief


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Olivia Newton-John On FOX TV Thanksgiving Day Event: "KALEIDOSCOPE"





Star-Studded Show To Feature Skating Champions, Recording Artists, Cancer Survivors and Health Advocates In One Unforgettable Night at Verizon Center

Television will be transformed this Thanksgiving Day into a celebration of Skating, Song and Survivorship with the debut of "Kaleidoscope" - a holiday variety special featuring Olympic skating champions and GRAMMY Award-winning music artists. The show will feature the historic return to the ice of the legendary Scott Hamilton in his first television performance since being diagnosed with a brain tumor five years ago. Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill will skate to the music of fellow cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John and one of America's foremost music producers David Foster. Also performing are Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi, two-time Olympic Medalist Nancy Kerrigan and Olympic figure skating hopefuls Johnny Weir and Rachael Flatt.

"Kaleidoscope" from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. will air nationally on FOX on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) 2009 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (EST), immediately following the FOX Thanksgiving Day football telecast. Tickets for the 7pm Monday, November 16 taped performance at Verizon Center are on sale now.

"Kaleidoscope" is a program designed to recognize women and the key role they play in the battle against cancer - as patients, caregivers, and advocates. Its mission is to address issues surrounding women and cancer by helping educate women to be proactive with their health and by honoring all cancer survivors, including the more than 713,000* women who are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. This effort is being supported by an unprecedented collaboration with 10 nationwide advocacy partners including: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Breast Cancer Network of Strength (BCNS), C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3), Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) and the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF).

"As a cancer survivor, I would not have missed the opportunity to perform in 'Kaleidoscope,' which is an amazing initiative that provides a unique opportunity to help women understand cancer and how to be prepared when dealing with their health. David [Foster] and I are looking forward to performing a very powerful and moving piece of music to honor cancer survivors and motivate women to be proactive in taking care of themselves," said Newton-John.

Ticket Information: Tickets for "Kaleidoscope" sponsored by sanofi-aventis US at Verizon Center on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. are $115.00, $60.00, $40.00 and $20.00 (plus applicable service charges) and are on sale now. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Verizon Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 202-397-SEAT, 703-573-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 202-661-5065.

Fpr more information, click here.

* SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2006, National Cancer Institute.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Olivia Newton-John Japan CD Re-Issues Coming Soon



It looks as though Universal International, Japan will be re-issueing eleven of Olivia's albums on newly remastered SHM-CD format on November 25, 2009. The CD's are listed on HMV and CD Japan. Cardboard sleeve reissue from Olivia Newton John featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Part of eleven-album Olivia Newton John SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring 2009 latest DSD remastering. Includes Japanese obi.

The albums to be released are as follows:

Long Live Love:  とこしえの愛

Long Live Love SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Have You Never Been Mellow:  そよ風の誘惑

Have You Never Been Mellow: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Clearly Love

Clearly Love SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Come On Over:  水のなかの妖精

Come On Over: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Don't Stop Believin:  たそがれの恋

Don't Stop Believin: たそがれの恋 SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Making A Good Thing Better:  きらめく光のように

Making A Good Thing Better: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Totally Hot:  さよならは一度だけ

Totally Hot: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Physical:  虹色の扉

Physical: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Soul Kiss:  麗しの瞳

Soul Kiss: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009

Rumour:  噂~うわさ

Rumour: SHM-CD 25 Nov 2009


ABOUT THE SHM-CD:

The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Experience the high-fidelity audio quality of the SHM-CD format!



SHM-CD: New and improved CD format from Japan!
by Robert H. Levi

With all the work being done to upgrade CD materials these days, it’s no wonder Universal/JVC would actually discover a new material that really does something…a big something at that! SHM-CD, or Super High Material CD, is an improved version of the Compact Disc material that uses super quality, enhanced transparency polycarbonate material developed for use in LCD screens. They will play in any CD player. Universal Music Japan and JVC co-developed the SHM-CD. They report that the new material allows the pits to be formed more precisely plus eliminates laser splatter. The signal characteristics are improved as a result with overall lower distortion and better musicality. Universal Japan is reissuing a ton of albums in their catalog in all genres as SHM-CDs and this is the first report of their CDs to reach these shores!

Eastwind Imports sent me a two disc Jazz Sampler with one CD made of regular aluminum and the other an SHM-CD. Made from the same masters (newly re-mastered in Japan without any use of equalizers or compressors) and pressed with the same stamper, they sound very different. Taken from the vast catalog of Universal which includes Verve and Impulse labels, each CD contains 13 famous jazz numbers recorded in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The artists include John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, and Anita O'Day.

I first listened to the regular CD supplied, focusing on Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto "Corcovado." It sounded quite smooth and focused with very good definition and depth. I then played the Verve 20 Bit CD Reissue from 1997 which sounded a tad brighter, but that’s about it. I then listened to the SACD Verve Reissue from 2002 on my ModWright 9100 with tube power supply …it was improved in every way. It was SACD of course, but it had substantially more definition and air …better depth, too. It was then I played the SHM-CD of this cut. Oh boy, it sounds like the SACD!

What? How could this be? A CD formulation that actually works? I tried the SHM-CD on all my CD sources: ModWright Sony 9100, 999, E.A.R. Acute Tube CD Player, and Alesis Masterlink. I heard improvement on ALL players with the SHM-CD versus the regular editions.

I heard more definition, more air, smoother textures and nuances, a lot more depth, reduced digititus of all types, more of an analog sound and feel, bigger dynamics micro and macro …the whole ball of wax. I put some L’Art du Son on the SHM-CD for even better results.

Will I replace all my CDs with SHM-CDs? Probably not. But, I will look for Universal releases I don’t have in this format for sure! It closes the gap by 80-90% between CDs and SACDs on top audiophile machines and this is quite an achievement. Compatibility appears perfect, too. The sound just pops with a sense of reality I rarely hear from CDs or SACDs for that matter. Harmonious sounding CDs…how very nice!



SHM-CD (Super High Material Compact Disc)

This new CD manufacturing process which was developed by both Universal Music and Victor Japan promised a new high sound quality. The sound transparency and brightness are improved in view of the use of newly developed and more sophisticated materials which were the result of their joint research into LCD manufacturing processes.


WHAT IS A MINI LP'S

A mini LP is a CD version of something that was originally released as a 12" (12 inch) vinyl LP.

They are also known as LP replicas as they tend to exactly replicate the original packaging of the first vinyl release.

In many cases the packaging is superior to, or at least more elaborate than the majority of vinyl releases. The reason being that many follow-up vinyl releases were inferior to the first vinyl release (or at least lacked some of the extras found in the first release - such as postcards, posters, lyric sheets etc).

They are often refered to as "cardboard sleeves" and "paper sleeves" being made exlusively from paper or cardboard (other than the CD of course). Other names and abbreviations include: "jpn lp sleeve cd" and "kami-jacket". (The last of these I guess is an indication that they are held in high esteem by many who collect them.)


WHAT IS AN OBI STRIP?

It is the small piece of paper included with a CD or LP usually wrapped around the left hand spine of the item.

An obi strip is, for all intents and purposes, a disposable item. It provides information to the seller and to the buyer (mostly in Japanese) about the item being sold. Once the item has been sold to the consumer it is basically useless (it has served its purpose).

To non-Japanese reading buyers, the dates on the obi provide an indication of when the item was made or became available.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Olivia Newton-John Upcoming UK Appearances




Olivia & John in the UK 2009

Olivia and John will be in the UK promoting their seminars on the Amazon Rainforest awareness, ZAMU and Prince Charles' "The Prince's Rainforest Project" (www.RainforestSOS.org). Below are TV, radio and print interviews to look for:

September 30 - Live on "The Paul O'Grady Show" 5 - 6pm
Click here for show website

October 2 - Live on "Loose Women" 12:30pm -1:30pm
Click here for show website

October 2 - "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" - BBC Radio 2
Click here for show website

October 5 - "The Graham Norton Show" 7 - 8pm
Click here for show website

In addition, look for interviews in the Sunday Express and more...

For information about ZAMU in the UK, click here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Olivia Newton-John Christmas Wish Gets Wide Release




"Christmas Wish" to be released by EMI
in Canada and US

This holiday season Olivia's acclaimed Christmas CD, "Christmas Wish," will receive wide release through EMI distribution in Canada and the US.

The Canadian release is tentatively set for September 29th.

The U.S. release is tentatively set for October 20th.

Look for this holiday favorite in music stores everywhere this holiday season.

Liz Smith of the NY Post called 'Christmas Wish' a "favorite - a beauty!" and Carol Swanson of christmasreview.com reviewed the disc saying this is "a generous helping of richly crafted pop pleasures for the holidays."

In The Studio…David Foster and Olivia Newton-John!



Olivia in recording studio with David Foster

Olivia recently collaborated in the recording studio with celebrated producer/songwriter David Foster on material for an upcoming project.

Check back here for news and details on the future project.



Olivia Newton-John Beijing Documentary





Great Walk To Beijing Documentary to Air
In Australia

Olivia and some of her team of walkers (Dannii Minogue, Sir Cliff Richard and others) - who joined her on the Great Walk to Beijing to fundraise for her cancer and wellness centre appeal - will be on a TV Special that shows highlights of the Great Walk.

It includes never before seen footage of Olivia, with a very special interview of the singer and her high-profile walkers; and the everyday cancer survivors who trekked with Olivia across 228 kilometres of the Great Wall of of China over 23 days for the cancer appeal.

Olivia's TV Special will air on Channel Ten (Australia) on Sunday October 4th at 2pm.

To help raise funds for Olivia's Hospital and Wellness Center, click here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sordid Lives The Series Coming To DVD






REGION 1 DVD (from Canada) will play in USA and Canada. Other countries need to check before buying.

This autographed (Del Shores & Jason Dottley) 3-disc set of SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES Season One with all 12 episodes will cost USD $49.99 plus shipping and handling. It includes over 80 minutes of "exclusive behind-the-scenes footage including bloopers, Olivia Newton John performances & deleted scenes".

Ships Oct. 13, 2009



BUY YOUR COPY NOW!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Follow Olivia Newton-John on Twitter



Follow Olivia on Twitter!

Now you can follow Olivia on Twitter. Sign up to follow her at:

http://twitter.com/olivianj


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dies

The King Of Pop
MICHAEL JACKSON
dies at age 50


1958 - 2009

Michael Jackson died today at UCLA hospitali in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest at the time of this posting. The pop music world has lost a true Icon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends, fans and his family. Rest in peace Michael.

With Olivia Newton-John circa 1983-84

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Olivia Newton-John Video Remixes







These are some fantastic video remixes done by the great David H. I have been really impressed at how far David has come with his remixing. He has remixed some great Olivia videos and I have become a big fan of his work, so I thought that he deserved a special post to showcase some of his great work. You can visit David @ David's Youtube Channel.

Olivia Newton-John - Gimme Some Lovin' 2009 (Video Remix Ft. Annie Lennox)
Video Remix By: David H.



Olivia Newton-John - Hollywood Nights (Video Remix)
Video Remix By: David H.


Olivia Newton-John - Fool Country (Video Remix)
Video Remix By: David H.


Olivia Newton-John - Love Is Alive (Feat. Beyoncé) (Video Remix)
Video Remix By: David H.


Olivia Newton-John - Jolene (Feat. Everything But The Girl) (Video Remix)
Video Remix By: David H.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009




Today is Earth Day 2009 let's do what we can to help keep our planet green, and do our part as residents of this beautiful planet to help save it. Please visit the The Earth Day Network to find out ways that you can help.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Aint It A Bitch No More Sordid Lives The Series





According to Del Shores MySpace page there will not be a Season 2 for "Sordid Lives: The Series".

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

DEL SHORES SPEAKS OUT - SEASON TWO - THE TRUTH
I'm tired of being told to be silent. You all deserve to know the truth about why "Sordid Lives: The Series" is not going forward into Season 2.

First of all, I want you all to know that this has been an amazing experience for me, for the cast. We love each other, we love working together. AND WE LOVE OUR FANS.

When the show premiered July 23rd, according to the executives and marketing team at LOGO, "SLTS" was in a league of its own. We were told that it was off the charts for them. That it was 20 times bigger than any show they had ever aired. I brought them stars and beloved characters and they got mainstream press -- TV Guide, People Magazine, Regis & Kelly, Conan, Today Show (3 times), New York Times, Star, LA Times, Associated Press.... RAVE REVIEWS across the board! Whoopi Goldberg even called me personally and told me that she wanted me to write her into Season 2. I did!

Viewers were changing their cable companies (Direct TV, you owe me money!) LOGO was in more households than ever. Not just gay. We had crossed over! We were flying high and destined to many seasons to come! I took a big risk and it paid off.

See, usually, when you bring a network a hit, you are rewarded! And we were. LOGO ordered the 2nd season 2 weeks after we premiered. BUT, LOGO doesn't own the show. Our production company owns the series. In fact, there are three financial partners. LOGO, our production company and IMG International, who is our foreign distributor. LOGO ordered the show CONTINGENT on the other partners also ordering the show. IMG did not. They were still selling the show -- and still are. They seem to be doing very well -- France, Germany, Austria, Israel, Canada, Sweden and more in the wings -- so they could still come in.

But a bigger problem arose. The 12 episodes have now aired 262 times collectively (in America alone). Each time SLTS airs, the writer, director and actors are to receive compensation -- residuals. The production company is the signatory with all the Guilds, meaning they have agreed to pay the residuals. To this date, WE HAVE BEEN PAID NOTHING! I wrote and directed all twelve episodes and am personally owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. I have been paid nothing! I took a huge pay cut to do this show. I made less money in four years working on SLTS than I made in one season on "Queer As Folk". The actors, who worked for minimums or slightly above, have also BEEN PAID NOTHING. The Guilds have stepped in, but these claims takes months.

Actors have lost health insurance and okay, now I'm going to really get honest and bare all. I worked exclusively on "Sordid Lives: The Series" for over four years. I was contractually bound to the show and turned down many opportunities -- because I was doing what I loved -- writing, creating, directing my own show, with amazing creative control (thank you LOGO). It was my choice and my extreme pleasure. But I took a hit. A big hit. It was a gamble. A risk. I thought I had won.

In January, our home went into foreclosure -- and yes, the producers knew about my financial situation -- still refused to pay me my residuals which would have saved the house and a lot of stress. I informed the executives of LOGO, hoping they would at least step in and pay me for the scripts of Season Two (which I had written). No response from the network.

Thank G-d for friends. Thank G-d for C.R., for N.A and R.A, for B.B. For Jason's amazing family, for my kids, my ex-wife -- and for the support of you, my friends and fans. You have no idea how much strength you gave me... make that -- give me.

It was a crazy time. It still is.

But you know, I learned so much. I learned that things are things -- and health, family, friends, and my adoring fans, are important. I am loved and I've had a good ride. I'm lucky and I am BLESSED.

I live daily with gratitude. Jason told me it would be okay and suggest that I start teaching and to get back on stage to tell my stories. I did and it saved me.

Yet, I was still fighting for "Sordid Lives: The Series". I even tried to buy the show back from the producer -- knowing, I could put together the money.

But negotiations came to a screeching stop. The price was too high. We reached an impasse -- and now, I have a glimmer of hope -- but yes, it has faded.

And as much as I love my friends at LOGO, it did sting when they picked up a second run (reruns) of "The Sarah Silverman Program" for (according to trades) more money per episode than they paid for SLTS. That money could have saved our show. And no disrespect to Ms. Silverman. I LOVE her show, but that's not the point. My interpretation -- "Sordid Lives: The Series" was just simply not that important for LOGO to save.

So, I must move on. I have other stories to tell. I want to see "Southern Baptist Sissies" on the big screen. I know the effect of the play. The healing. The salvation. {Anybody with a couple of mil want to make a difference, be a movie producer? :-) } I have other plays in me, other TV shows. Caroline Rhea, Leslie Jordan and I will bring our "A-Sordid Affair Comedy Tour" to you very soon. It's all good.

But I do have more "Sordid Lives" in me... the 2nd season was written before it all went down. I own the stage rights and the publishing -- so someday, someway, you'll know how Noleta fares in the looney bin, where Brother Boy winds up... what happens to Ty and Jacob, to Latrelle, Wilson and Tomeka. You'll know if Sissy gets out of jail. And who set the fire at Bubba's? And how dear LaVonda works her magic on the masses! And how "Juanita" has at least has one clear moment.

I love you all -- and if I get in trouble -- I better have some lawyer fan (hopefully really cute) who will save my ass.

And as my Mama Merck used to say -- "You can't get blood from a turnip."

And yes, as Sissy says, "It'll all turn out..."

And as the Bible says, "The truth will set you free!"

~Del Shores



Article & Photos Courtesy : Del Shores MySpace