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Watch GH's Robert Palmer Watkins In BeLL's Just Released Music Video "Losing My Religion"!

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General Hospital’s Dillon Quartermaine, Robert Palmer Watkins, is heavily featured in the newest music video of acclaimed musical artist BeLL.  The video released on Friday for the first time which has  BeLL interpreting the REM classic, Losing My Religion.

Of special note: the editing for the video was completed when the horrific shootings at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub became national news. Thus prompting BeLL to decide to donate a portion of the streaming proceeds for Losing My Religion to the National Center for Victims of Crime. “The song took on a much deeper meaning then. It’s heartbreaking when people distort & use religion to justify violence & malevolent hatred,” explained BeLL

BeLL’s career thus far has consisted of writing for other artists, including Natalie Imbruglia & The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue, & having songs in the media including a Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial & TV shows like Vampire Diaries & Pretty Little Liars. Known for her live shows consisting of all-female musicians, her cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion” was a collaborative effort between BeLL & AG, a female producer known for the recent haunting rendition of Ciara’s cover of “Paint it Black” featured in Billboard & Rolling Stone.

“Having an all-female crew for the music video was icing on the cake. It created a safe space for the actors to focus on the art & message behind the song and be completely raw rather than focusing on sex appeal,” BeLL recalls.

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Robert Palmer Watkins is part of the dramatic and stark imaginary and performances used to convey the story in BeLL’s rendition of the REM favorite. Now,watch Robert in BeLL”s new music video after the jump.  Then let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below!

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I like REM..
before my time, early 80’s, bit good music never dies (Beatles 1960’s etc etc)
I like the song Losing My Religion and I also liked the now performance..
Robert is quite good in all his vids ..

Harry
Harry

You know Suoo, you may comment on movies, music and TV shows without prefacing it with the ever redundant,”before my time” qualifier.
We get it, you want us to to know (or to think?) that you’re young.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Always loved that song; nice rendition (though I prefer REM’s) and ABSOLUTELY LOVE Robert Palmer. From his first appearance as Dillon to his hip hop music he is obviously a creative guy with a lot of interests and drive. Hot, sexy, talented. Brings just the right mood to this piece.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Correction…Robert Palmer Watkins (lol, forgot to add last of his last names!)

Just wanted to mention this song Is NOT about religion, rather it’s about unrequited love. Losing my religion means losing your temper or you’re at the end of your rope. In this song the guy is obsessing over the girl who’s apparently not into him anymore. So, while it’s great BeLL donated part of her proceeds to victims of crime based on religion..it ‘s only the word in the song…not its intent.

Harry
Harry

This is true, Rebecca. “Losing my religion” is based on an old saying which means one is at the end of one’s rope. You’re right when you say most folks misunderstood the title of the song.
But Bell’s interpretation of this song is completely erroneous and demonstrates her complete misunderstanding of what the song is really about. REM, most notably, Michael Stipes, were inspired by the short story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” written by Gabriel Marquez Garcia. The short story falls under the literary genre of “magic realism.” The short story is about an old man who falls into a village and he instills a sense of magic and faith into the villagers. But they become disinterested in him when another circus freak arrives. They lose faith in him and see him as just a very old man grounded by reality, not an angel, hence, they lose their religion. The very old man then transcends reality and flies away using his enormous wings thereby proving the villagers wrong for losing their religion, their faith.
I don’t mind when artists cover such brilliant classics as “Losing my Religion” if the cover brings a new layer of fresh perception of sorts. But this cover not only sounds bad, it is a shallow and tone death cover of a very self-contained, poetic allegorical song. This is nothing against Robert Palmer–he’s not to blame for this atrocity.
In any case, check out “The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” which was written in 1955. It’s a really a hauntingly good short story with a timeless relevance. I think you will appreciate it. That is what REM’s song “Losing my Religion” is really about.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Harry…actually according to Stipes the song was about obsessive, unrequited love as I said. The video they made to the song was inspired by a short film based on the story you mentioned by Marquez Garcia.

I liked this rendition as a stand alone piece…rather artistic, moody…but her interpretation is not what the song is about. Poetic license??? 🙂

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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‘Studio City’s’ Sean Kanan to Host Indie Series Awards Virtual Ceremony

Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

Fans are in for a treat today (Friday, May 22nd) when ABC’s General Hospital airs an encore presentation of one of the finest hours of soap opera in the history of the genre, with its 52nd anniversary episode from April 1, 2015.

In the episode, viewers finally learned what turned Luke (Tony Geary) into Fluke, which has been the on-going story for months; but it all lead up to the shocking reveal, when Luke revisited his past in his broken down childhood home and the demons that haunted him.

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The episode goes from black and white to color, as Geary plays two roles: Luke and his abusive father, Tim, in one of the greatest performances of his career.

It is there we finally see Luke’s mother, Lena, played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly).  And, it is in these scenes we meet for the first time Chloe Lanier as a young Patricia Spencer, who was so good, she was later cast as Nelle.  Playing the young Luke in another powerful performance was Joey Luthman,

Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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So, will  you be watching today’s 52nd anniversary episode of GH?  Do you agree it was one of the finest episodes of the series? Comment below

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