CharlesMark release their first single
It's another first from two aspiring musicians - Rukshan Mark Lokuge and
Bertram Charles who have regrouped themselves as 'CharlesMark'. They released
their first single 'Love You (So Much)' on November 24, which is probably
the first single to be released by local artistes in Sri Lanka, since albums
seem to be more popular.
"I want to encourage more artistes to release singles. This is popular
in western countries, where music lovers can walk into a music store and
buy only the song they like and not a whole album," said Rukshan who along
with Bertram aren't strangers to the music business, being founder members
of the band, 'Blaze'.
Rukshan, who wrote the lyrics for 'Love You (So Much)' in 1998 says,
"Producing a single is also more economical. I can use the profits to produce
The track for this song was first compiled by Suresh de Silva and later
for the CD by Ranga Jagoda. Andrea Baptiste adds colour to the song with
her melodious voice.
The single is now available for Rs. 100 at Mabroc, where it was launched.
Family pact could curb 'Harry Potter' star's movie
Afamily secret could end the movie career of "Harry Potter" star Daniel
Radcliffe just as he's burst into stardom! Insiders say that Daniel's worried
parents have made a solemn pact with the 12-year-old: If he shows signs
he's getting sucked into the sort of crazy celebrity scene that almost
destroyed child stars Drew Barrymore and Macaulay Culkin, they'll pull
the plug on his career for his
That's the untold story behind 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone',
the most hyped movie of recent times which is set to make Daniel the most
famous boy on the planet.
Sources say that's why Daniel's parents are watching like hawks for
the first sign he's turning into a prima donna.
"His mom Marcia is a casting agent," revealed an insider, "and his dad
Alan is a literary agent with ICM. Between them they know all the potholes
on the road to stardom.
"They're determined that Daniel won't become a washed-up 20-year-old
with a drug habit and an empty bank account."
Daniel's folks were never wild about the Harry Potter project for their
son, sources say. They had already done their best to talk the boy out
of a showbiz career altogether.
But the young actor beat 40,000 other young hopefuls - including established
Hollywood child stars like Haley Joel Osment and Jonathan Lipnicki - for
the sought-after role as orphan-turned-wizard Harry Potter. And that's
when Daniel's concerned mom and dad made their secret pact with the boy.
"They talked to him about the dangers of stardom," the insider said.
"He's a pretty grounded kid and he knows his parents love him and want
the best for him. They got him to agree that they could end his acting
career if his life started to spin out of control."
British director John Boorman - who directed Daniel in 'The Tailor of
Panama' with James Bond star Pierce Brosnan - says he thinks Daniel can
survive the pressures of fame.
"He's a lovely kid," Boorman said. "And his parents are excellent people.
They're aware of the pressures but they're also very protective without
being pushy." -