It’s a big week in West Virginia pop culture, which is a phrase you don’t really write that often.
First, the debut album by America’s Got Talent winner Landau Murphy drops. I can’t figure out a way to put an image here, but there was a really smooth looking advertisement for the album in today’s Charleston newspapers.
The album, “That’s Life,” was on sale for $8 today at Amazon. My page suggested I buy it with recordings by Susan Boyle and Andrea Bocelli for an even greater bargain, although I think I will decline.
Amazon on Monday morning was ranking the Logan County native’s record No. 1 among jazz recordings, No. 6 in rock and No. 15 in pop. I call that pretty good.
Did any of you in readerland order or download Landau yet? I’m genuinely curious.
Meanwhile, “Super 8,” which was filmed largely in Weirton, is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday.
Weirton residents were getting a sneak peak Monday evening at the intriguingly-named n Krazy Bout Sportz, courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The DVD (and the sneak preview) include a bonus featurette called “Rediscovering Steel Town.”
In case you didn’t catch it in the theater, Super 8 is the tale of some small-town kids on the trail of a mysterious creature. To West Virginia viewers, the important aspect to note is that Weirton looks really industrial and cool and probably even more so on BluRay.
My dream is for Super 8 Part 2 to include a cameo by Landau Murphy. He can be a guy who works in the local car detail shop.