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All things Deborah / Re: Out of the Blue: The Videos (1988)
« Last post by Dariusz on Yesterday at 07:45:48 PM »
I wanted the DVD, but it's not being sold without the rest of the boxset, which has no interest as I have all the albums already.
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Updates and site news / Forum updated
« Last post by Dariusz on Yesterday at 06:50:17 PM »
The forum has been updated with security fixes and other stuff. If something is broken, let me know.

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All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on Yesterday at 08:37:09 AM »
Caboodles commercial featuring Deb (1991)
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Off Topic / Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Last post by Woops on December 07, 2017, 10:42:31 AM »
Found an article from 1992 on the decline of dance shows, which mentions MTV cancelling "Club MTV" despite the ratings were still strong and the vice president of the network at the time Doug Herzog admitting to the channel favoring alternative.

 Also ironic is that the replacement show "The Grind" mainly focused on hip hop and R&B in contrast to "Club MTV" with a mixture of Top 40, freestyle, hip hop, and dance pop. 

"Club MTV" would definitely jump the shark if MTV had replaced Downtown Julie Brown with a "Real World" housemate, the music drastically changied to hardcore rap. Plus, boring and drab mid '90's fashion. Ironically enough,"The Real World" marked the beginning of the end of the channel.



source LA Times article "Will the Beat Go On? : Dance Shows are Slowly Disappearing" from 1992

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Once the height of hipness among teens and others, TV dance shows may be heading the way of vinyl records and polyester disco suits.

Last year, the much-hyped "Party Machine With Nia Peeples" fizzled because of low ratings. In April, MTV announced it was canceling the five-year-old "Club MTV" and letting go of its host, Downtown Julie Brown. At the end of June the USA Network is pulling the plug on its six-year-old "Dance Party USA."


On the other hand, it was just such a comfortable-old-shoe feeling that made MTV decide to drop its own dance show. "Anything you do on MTV for a long time, it just sort of wears out," says Doug Herzog, MTV's senior vice president of programming. " 'Club MTV' was very successful, and it wasn't becoming a ratings disaster, but we wanted to kill it off before it killed itself."

Contributing to the show's tired feeling, says Herzog, was the possibility that its music is finally wearing thin. "The alternative music genre is strong right now, and dance music seems to be taking a back seat," he says, adding that " 'Club MTV' was like a product of the '80s in terms of its glitziness. There was a fantasy aspect to it. What you can feel out there these days is a desire for things of substance, a more organic feel."

MTV's Herzog said that "Club MTV" sometimes did similar interviews, "but we didn't do a good job of that." He also says MTV is experimenting with a revamped version of its dance show. "I would like to see a dance/performance program that's not strictly what people call a disco show, that would include some different musical genres--funk/rock, reggae, hip hop. But the real test is whether the audience will buy into this."




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All things Deborah / Re: Deb Pics Thru The Years (Picture Thread)
« Last post by Out of the Blue on December 04, 2017, 05:47:22 AM »
I really have sentimental feelings of her being in "Les Miserables."  It's hard to believe that's been 25 years ago now.  I would have loved to have seen her in it but I just couldn't justify the money it would have cost me at the time.
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All things Deborah / Re: Out of the Blue: The Videos (1988)
« Last post by Out of the Blue on December 04, 2017, 05:44:23 AM »
I still remember the day I bought this on VHS.  Even though I had seen all the videos many times over I really wanted to see the interviews and commentary.  Those early days in her career were some really exciting ones because everything was new.
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All things Deborah / Out of the Blue: The Videos (1988)
« Last post by Woops on December 03, 2017, 11:21:11 AM »
Music videos with introductions from Deb and brief interview bits from  the "Out of the Blue: The Videos" VHS  (1988).


They weren't featured on the DVDs from the boxset, which would've made a great bonus. If had been featured, more likely would be just the interview portions since the first four are shown uncut with the rest of Deb's videos, ie shown in full rather than the last few seconds cut-out.

"Only In My Dreams"

"Shake Your Love"

"Out of the Blue"

"Foolish Beat", plus Deb talking about future goals towards the end


There were interviews featuring Diane Gibson, her bandmates, and dancer Buddy Casimano, which aren't on YouTube.

The VHS was a good compilation, but a bit short, under a half hour, since it could've featured some behind the scenes footage, especially "Foolish Beat" and perhaps the remix video for "Out of the Blue"
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All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on December 03, 2017, 10:28:08 AM »
Deb in UK version of "Win Lose or Draw" during Grease week (1994)


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All things Deborah / Re: We Could Be Together Box set speculation!
« Last post by Woops on November 28, 2017, 04:30:28 AM »


I thought for sure that "Debbie's own in-depth commentary plus a brand new interview with producer Fred Zarr" would be on Disc 13, now I don't know where it will

Could be audio commentary on one of the DVDs.


Deb's commentary and Fred Zarr's interview are written in the booklet.


Just got the set  8)

The DVDS are region free.
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All things Deborah / Re: Deb Pics Thru The Years (Picture Thread)
« Last post by Woops on November 25, 2017, 04:55:20 PM »













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