More on “Venice: the Series”

Posted: November 11, 2010 by chrisbagley in F3 Technologies, FargoTube, Uncategorized
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A few tidbits about “Venice: the Series” that I’ve discovered since putting out this press release this morning:

Readers of just voted it the #2 independent soap opera last week, behind “The Bay.” “Venice has been in the poll’s top three for 11 weeks running. I’m not a soap opera aficionado, but I suspect it’ll be in the top three again this week, thanks to the steamy scene at the end of yesterday’s episode, which had Coles Whalen’s song “Hurricane” pulsing in the background.

The version that appeared yesterday sounded a bit like a dance/trance remix. I assumed that the original was closer to country music since that’s Coles’ genre, more or less. But this other version that Coles posted has a similar vibe — well outside of country music’s mainstream, even by Coles’ eclectic standards. The two tracks have gotten about 360 hits on FargoTube.

Also, I just saw that Olivia Spencer, the “Guiding Light” character played by Crystal Chappell from 1999 to September 2009, was lesbian. That surely had something to do with her roles as co-creator and star of “Venice.” Interesting and impressive, because Gina is married to a man and they have two children. Her hubby, Michael Sabatino, plays the hotel mogul Alan Anders in “Venice.”

My other discovery, unfortunately, is that our press release misidentified one of the characters. As this correction notes, her name is Lara Miller, not Gina Brogno.

  1. Joe says:

    Looks like the remake of Coles website is a big hit with her fans based on Cole’s facebook postings. Are there any other artists in the process of having their website remade like Cole’s by F3? I believe this is key in bringing people over to Fargo Tube.


  2. […] check out this post about “Venice” and yesterday’s […]

    • chrisbagley says:

      We really appreciate the kudos. Frank did indeed create from scratch (along with, of course). He’s working on a site for at least one other artist or label. These sites tell other artists how we can integrate FargoTube with their existing sites. Artists’ music and store merchandise will be loaded to their tubes, with FargoTube collecting a portion of each sale.

      • Jerry says:

        Does Frank ever sleep? I don’t see how one human can do all that work. We do appreciate all his hard work and looking forward to the day we are all rewarded with a $20 stock price!