27 Sep2015

I gained 3 pounds just listening to it (I am supposed to be on a Bond-inspired diet). It’s horrible in my opinion. Go figure. I really like some of Sam Smith’s songs, but this one is just not a Bond song, sorry. It’s evil bad, in my personal opinion. I sure hope the movie is much better than that.



  1. EbbaBlue says:


    Sep 27, 2015 | 9:13 pm


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  3. Footloose says:

    It’s about par by current-hip shoddy-standards. The early themes such as Matt Monroe’s From Russia With Love or Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever are superior, I’d say by quantum leaps.

    Sep 28, 2015 | 3:41 am

  4. ami says:

    I got to listen to it this morning and it was meh!

    Sep 28, 2015 | 10:08 am

  5. Khew says:


    IMO, it’s got that general Bond vibe but I guess they want to appeal to currency and a new fan base by styling it in that screechy R&B genre instead of the “big belting” typical of Bond themes. The question remains if Bond fans are dyed-in-the-wool types and want to continue seeing the classics or are they willing to evolve to the point where gadgets and Q are no longer relevant, Ms Moneypenny passe and ‘M’ furniture. But then again, at this level, James Bond 007 may have actually devolved, instead of evolved, into something no longer recognisable.

    Sep 28, 2015 | 11:12 am

  6. jay says:

    so… wrong….

    Sep 28, 2015 | 12:03 pm

  7. Noel says:

    They’re kidding, right? Please… someone… tell me that it’s all some sort of prank!

    Sep 28, 2015 | 3:37 pm

  8. leah says:

    Hi MM, on a different topic, the NY Times is reporting Anthony Bourdain’s new venture, a food market in NYC fashioned after those found in Asia. He is bringing in folks he’s met on his travels to sell food there. Has he asked you yet?

    Sep 29, 2015 | 2:44 am

  9. Marketman says:

    leah, I have heard of the venture, but am not sure how he sources his “vendors”… It’s a herculean task thinking about finally setting up in Manila, what more New York!? :)

    Sep 29, 2015 | 6:15 am

  10. jay says:

    Marketman… are you implying that you’re working on finally setting up in manila? :D

    Sep 29, 2015 | 9:16 am

  11. Mary chen says:

    i like it. It is haunting and deeply mysterious song. Very heartfelt the way sam smith sang it. Subjective lang talaga. Some people might not get it but it pulled my heartstrings!

    Sep 29, 2015 | 9:38 am

  12. Marketman says:

    Jay, fingers crossed that 2016 is finally the year… :)

    Sep 29, 2015 | 9:34 pm

  13. millet says:

    ” great big man chest and tiny trunks”? cornier than maja blanca, like it was meant for one of those steve martin spoof movies.

    Oct 1, 2015 | 8:34 am

  14. jay says:

    Toes crossed as well Marketman!

    Oct 1, 2015 | 9:17 am

  15. Nina says:

    Wow! Looking forward to your place in Manila in 2016 when we visit. When do you plan to open?

    Oct 2, 2015 | 12:06 am

  16. Marketman says:

    Nina, no certainty yet. But we hope to do this in 2016, probably the latter half.

    Oct 2, 2015 | 3:20 am

  17. ros says:

    Mine would be Timothy Dalton’s “The Living Daylights” by A-ha. Yeah, I blame me being a Nordophile and obsessed with CASIO synths back then. :D

    BTW, just an alert, sorry for the off topic post. I think a pinoy/pinay out there may just have missed his/her chance:


    Oct 3, 2015 | 1:08 am

  18. Nina says:

    Anthony B.’s place is supposed to open in 2 years; hopefully sooner. That will be amazing, knowing AB’s passion as far as authentic cuisines are concerned. They’re ironing the logistics of it bec. basically they have to acquire visas for those vendors coming out of the country. If MM can open his zubuchon, that will be heaven… one can get lechon in the East Coast but it’s either baked in the oven or cooked on coals (seasonal @ a Brooklyn rest.) but still not as good as the one you get in the Philippines.

    Oct 3, 2015 | 3:33 am

  19. Marketman says:

    ros, that is SO COOL. I have never seen the species in Manila… Nina, I think he has a great idea going… we just got back from Singapore and had nearly every meal in that style of set-up…

    Oct 3, 2015 | 5:24 am

  20. jjjjjjjj says:

    MM, looking forward to your Manila branch! I always buy kilos of frozen lechon out of Mactan. Glad will have access to your product in the capital. Where are you planning to set it up?

    Oct 3, 2015 | 3:53 pm

  21. Nina says:

    MM, AB is going into that direction… he was inspired by his experience in Singapore… international authentic cuisines and vendors from selected countries; more ambitious than La Boqueria de Barcelona, Mercado da Ribeira and Mercado de Campo de Ourique (Lisbon) which are mostly local produce and cuisines. Giddy with excitement, hope it opens soon!

    Oct 6, 2015 | 9:49 pm

  22. Connie C says:

    What? Bond selling beer to make ends meet?

    “The exact amount is unclear but $45 million has been mentioned as the cost of Bond’s swig of Heineken in Skyfall (Heineken)”


    Oct 8, 2015 | 5:45 am

  23. jakbkk says:

    haven’t heard the Sam Smith theme song yet but i would like to hear Michael Buble’ sing a Bond theme next time….

    Oct 9, 2015 | 11:37 pm

  24. Footloose says:

    Movie product placement has a potent suggestive influence on the movie-going public. One of the biggest fails in product marketing was when the makers of M&M chocolates passed on an offer made by the producers of ET and the bonanza fell on the lap of the manufacturer of Reece’s pieces. So the rumored amount paid by Heineken might probably be a fair price for the influence thus peddled.

    A splendid product placement opportunity that I thought was missed by language learning outfits such as Pimsleur was a scene in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) where Bond was in bed with his Scandinavian language tutor Moneypenny and the dialog went this way:

    James Bond: I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.

    Moneypenny: You always were a cunning linguist, James.

    Moneypenny: [M walks up from behind Moneypenny] Don’t ask.

    M: Don’t tell.

    Oct 10, 2015 | 11:54 pm

  25. tekla says:

    I just read that Radiohead was also asked to make a theme for Spectre and it was rejected. What do you think? Would it have been better?http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/12/radiohead-bond-theme-spectre?mbid=social_facebook

    Dec 29, 2015 | 10:46 pm


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