Thursday, February 22, 2007

Paulina To Do ABC Show "Dancing With The Stars"

The new cast of ABC's hit show " Dancing With the Stars" was announced today on Good Morning America yesterday and will include Ric's wife Paulina Porizikova as one of the celebrity dancers. The fourth season of this very popular show is slated to start Monday, March 19th from 8:00-10:00 p.m EST.

Paulina will be matched up with season one professional champion Alec Mazo. Knowing the agreemnt between Ric and Paulina to attend each others events and endeavors we will no doubt see Ric make an appearance on the show.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

1984 Ric Remixer Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

Hey Ric is a Re- Mixer at least that's what I recently found out. It seems Ric remixed three tracks for one of the early 80's most popular UK bands Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. The three tracks appear on the bands 1984 debut album "Rattlesnakes".

Apparently Ric did this for the Geffen only for the U.S Release of "Rattlesnakes". The back story on Lloyd Cole and The Commotions is that in the early 80's in the UK they were considered on par with The Smiths in popularity. They were wildly popular in the UK college radio scene. I frankly have never heard of them and there is a good chance you have never heard of them either. So I have included one of their most recognizable songs for your listening pleasure.

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Perfect Skin


Monday, February 12, 2007

Ric Is One "Perplexed" Fashionista

Ric and Paulina were at the Michon Schur show during Fashion Week held in NYC on February 7th. The photo right of Ric was snapped backstage at the occasion as well as the ones of him and Paulina below this article. In a bonus moment Francine Parnes a fashion reporter for the Associated Press had a brief encounter with Ric which she added in her full review of the Michon Schur show. Here is the excerpt from her review.

She wrote :

Backstage after the Michon Schur show, a man quietly inquired about one of the glittery coats, hand-embroidered with Swarovski crystals, that he would like for his wife of 22 years. It was musician Ric Ocasek, taking in the scene with his wife, Paulina Porizkova, one of the best-known models of the '80s.

"What brought you here?" we asked Ocasek.
"A car," was the glib response from the former Cars front man.

If Ocasek could design clothes, what would he pick?
"You know mood rings?" he asked. "I'd do mood shirts.
What would his mood be?"Probably," he said, "perplexed.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ric Slated to Produce Motion City Soundtrack in March

Recently, Ric has undertaken producing several tracks for the pop/emo group Motion City Soundtrack. The group has been hunkered down in the Big Apple completing the writing and recording of new tracks for their new album and most likely will be headed for Electric Ladyland to record with Ric at the beginning of March.

Ric will be producing part of the album while the other part of the record will be co-produced by the tag team of Adam Schlesinger (of Fountains Of Wayne) and Eli Janney (of Girls Against Boys). As we speak Motion City Soundtrack is in the studio with the aforementioned Schlesinger and Janney.