After Bledsoe had minor surgery Monday to readjust pins in the finger, there shouldn’t be any more dangling for Zolak. The Patriots are expected to name the eight year veteran the starter for the pivotal game against the playoff bound 49ers Sunday at Foxboro Stadium. To qualify for the playoffs, the Patriots (8 6) need one victory in their final two games combined with a loss by the Tennessee Oilers..

What are some other little known facts about the making of this timeless tune?Before I had the epiphany for “Sunglasses At Night” I was toying around with a melody that was similar, but the words were: “I keep getting, I keep getting my cigarette all wet.” It’s quite ironic because I never smoked a cigarette a single day of my life but while I was in the UK recording my first album it was raining so much that I had this idea about getting “Wet.” Thankfully it eventually morphed into a much cooler concept with “Sunglasses at Night.”The song was recorded in a very small studio called Revolution in an even smaller town near Manchester called Cheadle Hume. The legendary comedian Bob Hope and I met, sharing the same elevator in a Minneapolis Hotel after the song was released in America. As we walked into the lobby he said, “Hey aren’t you the Canadian kid who sings about sunglasses in the dark?” I was thrilled.What was your label’s reaction upon hearing it? Did you get any “notes”?The label sent me back to the UK not having ever really heard it except in bits and pieces but believing in my incessant pleas that we must add this song to the Album! No notes per say but big thumbs up and smiles upon my return.You’ve said in the past that you’re not a fan of interpolation, and you’ve refused many offers from artists who want to interpret “Sunglasses At Night”.

Maintaining standards: According to John Kennedy, head of technical services at Waterford in Waterford, Ireland, there are very specific guidelines for what constitutes real crystal. Kennedy notes the three primary criteria for crystal: a lead content in excess of 24 percent, a density in excess of 2.90 and a reflective index of 1.545. These specifications were established in 1969 by the European Union, the main trading block of 15 European countries.

The brute force theme continued to the opening film, Romain Gavras’ provocative Justice video, featuring young thugs wreaking havoc on the streets of Paris. That was just one of the show’s inventive clips, which made up nearly half of this year’s showcase. The audience donned 3D glasses to get the full effect of Encylcopedia Pictura’s fanciful video for Bjork’s Wanderlust, a combination of puppetry, stop motion and CG.

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