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Quantum of Solace


The title of the next James Bond film is Quantum of Solace.


Filming is underway at Pinewood Studios in England.

It’s an original Ian Fleming title.

Daniel Craig stars in his second Bond blockbuster.


The budget is bigger. Casino Royale was the most sucessful 007 ever.

Clearing $300 million at the box office worldwide.

There is no word yet of the singer or the theme song.

Let’s hope they see sense and book a certain Dame for her fourth triumph.

UK release date is November 7th 2008.


One of the new Bond Babes, Camille, is played by Ukrainian Olga Kurylenko 



From Brainy Quotes web site: 

Diamonds never leave you… men do!
Shirley Bassey

I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn’t like it a bit.
Shirley Bassey

I hate it when people come up to me when I’m eating.
Shirley Bassey

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
Shirley Bassey

I’m a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same.
Shirley Bassey

I’ve always been the breadwinner and men don’t like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience.
Shirley Bassey

It’s hard for a man to live with a successful woman – they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.
Shirley Bassey

No wedding bells for me anymore. I’ve been happily married to my profession for years.
Shirley Bassey

You don’t get older, you get better.
Shirley Bassey


DSB sings Strauss and Mahler


 Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Shirley Bassey, Soprano,
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes
BBC Wales, Cardiff: October 27th 1955
Shirley Bassey Society SB CD 277 043 [48′ 52″]
Limited Edition


 The premier of Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs was given in May 1950 by Kirsten Flagstad and the Philharmonia Orchestra under Furtwängler in the Royal Albert Hall. What has not been known until recently is that the second UK performance was given in Cardiff in 1955 by the young and unknown Shirley Bassey with Owain Arwel Hughes conducting the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.

In early 1957 her debut single The Banana Boat Song reached the top 10. It was followed by Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me, and the number one As I Love You – but few knew that Bassey had recorded Strauss and Mahler lieder before she began her pop career.


It’s a hoax 🙂

I believed it at first, because it was possible!

Thanks to Gary

Sorry to wind you up – I couldn’t resist 🙂