Wendy Williams (Various, Syndication)
The View (11am, ABC)
CBS This Morning (7-9am, CBS)
The Daily Show (7pm, Comedy Central)*
The Colbert Report (7:30pm, Comedy Central)*
Jimmy Fallon (11:30pm. NBC)
Craig Ferguson (12:30am, CBS)
M-F Shows, Depending on Guests:
Charlie Rose (PBS)
Tavis Smiley (PBS)
Jimmy Kimmel (11:30pm, ABC)
Occassionally Watched Reruns:
Friends (Various, TBS)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Various, WGN)
Grey’s Anatomy (Various, Lifetime)
Lark Rise to Candleford (Various, INSP)
Dr. Quinn (Various, INSP)
Quantum Leap (Various, Esquire)
The Twilight Zone (Various, SyFy)
Shows I’ll watch when they return or hit Netflix: Billy on the Street (Fuse) Drunk History (Comedy Central)* Doctor Who (PBS)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Deliverance Creek (Lifetime)
*No Longer Available from Suddenlink
My opinion of new shows changes at the drop of a hat, so check back in coming weeks for deletions. Update: I’ve deleted all the new shows and a few old ones from the grid which I no longer watch. So much wasted potential.
I tend to multi-task while the tv’s on, so very few shows get my full attention. Those few are: The Good Wife, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Moone Boy, Billy on the Street and Doctor Who.
Irish actress and singer Maria Doyle Kennedy is best known on this side of the Atlantic as villainess Mrs. Bates on PBS’ hit series Downton Abbey. In her native Ireland, Maria is probably better remembered for her backup singer role in The Committments and her guest spot as Eoin McLove’s assistant on Father Ted. But with the release of her 2008 album, Mütter, Maria’s gorgeous voice was able to shine on its own. Her latest musical effort, Sing, will be released on September 10th in the U.K. and September 18th in the U.S. The album features guest appearances by Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine.
The ballad “Am I Choosing Right” quietly opens the album before Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice duets on the gentle acoustic title track. You can watch the video for “Sing” below.
“The Silence” is the standout track with its eerily delicate string and bell arrangement, a perfect fit for Maria’s unusually textured voice.
“Hola Luna” is a slightly more uptempo, string-accented folk number that rises beautifully as it goes along. Paul Brady guests on the track.
“The Most Beautiful People Are Broken” is a lovely poem of a song, and “Sing from the Sea” is one of those lilting, seafaring folk songs that only the Irish can sing.