April 30 Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA to Klaus Dunst, a German medical-services exec. who's now stationed in New Jersey while the rest of his family lives on the West Coast. Klaus separated from Kirsten's mother Inez Dunst, a former art-gallery owner. Was a Ford model as a child. Beat out Christina Ricci for roles in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) and Little Women (1994).One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1995.Nabbed the lead role of Peter Parker's girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson, in Spider-Man (2002) after Kate Hudson and Alicia Witt turned it down. Voted the 2nd Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002. Is a fan of the television show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" She is Swedish/German.
Birthday's today: Jill Clayburgh, Willie nelson, Cloris Leachman, Merrill Osmond, Mimi Farini, Babette Van Veen, Phil Garner, Kelly Duncan, Michael Waltrip, Booby Vee, Diane Hurley, Nan Zhang, Bill Plympton, Burt Young, Isiah Thomas, Zohra Lambert
April 29 Uma Thurman One of the most gorgeous woman in the world. The tall 6' actress was born in Boston in 1970. Thurman had been briefly married to Gary Oldman, from 1990 to 1992. In 1998, she married Ethan Hawke, her co-star in the offbeat futuristic thriller Gattaca (1997). The couple had two children, Levon and Maya. Hawke and Thurman filed for divorce in 2004. Former model. French cosmetics firm Lancome have employed her as a spokesmodel for their company since June 2000. Named after the goddess of light and beauty in Indian Mythology. Named #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Her mother, Nena, was once married to LSD proponent Timothy Leary. The marriage lasted less than a year (1964-1965). Their marriage, which took place in Nepal, was the subject of a 15-minute documentary entitled "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You." Nena married Uma's father, Robert Thurman, two years later in 1967. The film roles Uma will always be remembered for will be "Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2", and "Pulp Fiction". All three will hold up over time.
Birthday's today: Master P, Eve Plumb, Jerry Seinfeld, Nora Dunn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Deborah Iyall (Romeo Void), Tommy James, Lonnie Donegan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Mulgrew, Richie C. Robertson (Fabulous Poodles), Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Reggie Miller, Andre Agassi, Zubin Mehta, April Stevens, Dale Ernhardt (R.I.P.)
CATHERINE SAYS: I would have to say my fav female vocalist of all-time would be Janis Joplin. You can feel her voice in your soul when she sings and it can be amazing. Of course that's just my opinion. She had something no one has ever had since...her raspy but beautiful voice makes you feel as if she's in your head and heart. I don't think anyone else compares.
LAMIA SAYS:Whitney Houston, just because I love her voice and she was the fist female vocalist I discovered when I was a child, who thrilled me so much. And, I think others might say Mariah Carey, she is also very popular.
DAVID SAYS:Jonathan, it would be unfair to answer this question without acknowledging the technical ability of such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.
All of whom are amazing and are contenders for this title. As much as I respect them, they're not artists that I actually listen to very often with the exception of Sarah Vaughan'slive version of "Misty" on the album, Sassy Swings The Tivoli. It's a very funny version of the song.
My choice for 'Greatest Female Vocalist Of All-Time' goes to Emmylou Harris. Emmylou has a wonderful voice that is both beautiful and expressive. While her solo work is outstanding, there is no one better than her when it comes to singing harmony. Her voice has complemented a wide variety of artists from Gram Parsonsto Elvis Costello. Plus, I find her voice very soothing to listen to and that's probably the best reason of all.
ROCKIN'RANCH SAYS: Barbra Streisand of course. I hate to say it cuz she bugs me so much the last few years. But it really is true.
There is one other singer that is the best too but she is sooo off the deep end I cannot even mention her. In the rock world I would say that Gwen Steffani is the best until she started putting out crap.
April 28 Jessica Alba The 5' 61/2" most talked about actress these days was born in Pomona, California on April 28, 1981, Jessica Alba and her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years later, her Air Force father brought the family back to California, then to Del Rio, Texas, before finally settling in Southern California when Jessica was nine. Was #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 Babe List (2001). Her show "Dark Angel" (2000) was canceled after two seasons on Fox. Voted #4 in the Top 10 Sci-Fi Babes in 2002 for her role as Max in "Dark Angel" (2000). Voted in at #6 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition (June 2002). Loves to play golf. Her second cousin is skateboarding legend Steve "Salba" Alba. Named #5 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Ranked and Voted #1 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006. Ok...you get the point. "Fantastic Four" and "Sin City", you were most likely watching because of...Jessica. Nuff said.
Birthday's today: Penelope Cruz, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Bruno Kirby, Jay Leno, Chengjiang Li, Marcia Strassman, Ann Margret, Mary McDonnell, Jennifer Sciole, Nate Richert, Jean-Paul van Gastel, Nancy Lee Grahn, Eddie Jobson, Barry Larkin, Chris Young, Simbi Khali, Jeremy John Beadle, Steve Kahn, Pete Stoyanovich Q of THE WEEK: almost over
INDIGO SAYS:I don't know who others would say is the greatest vocalist, but I have a choice of my 2 favourites, that's Kirsty MacColl, and Mama Cass. They were both outstanding vocalists, and the range they both had, had been unequaled before or since.
LIVING DEAD GIRL SAYS:This is a very difficult question, you know. I'd say probably some opera singer I've never heard of. I think people will pick something like Ella Fitzgerald or some other diva, but have no idea why.
CORY SAYS:So, I'd have to say this is a hard question Jonathan. First off, because there are so many things that make a vocalist great. Range. Screamability. Depth. Emotability. Ya know?
So the best I can do is say Aretha Franklin, Chrissie Hynde, and Courtney Love all come to mind. Yeah, I know Courtney is hard to swallow for a lot of people, but she has more heart and insanity than most anyone in music, so I have to include her.
Does it count as an answer if I picked three???? I wish someone could be all three in one. Bonnie Raitt maybe? Probably not, but close.
JONATHAN: Cory, it seems this was a harder Q for most. Some already knew who their choice would be, but many simply cannot settle on one. Who knew? lol
PHALKON SAYS:Hmm, tough one. I will have to say Stevie Nicks. She has such an amazing voice.
As for who others might pick, I don't know. A lot of my friends like Cher. Also an amazing voice.
JONATHAN: I don't know how many are aware that Stevie Nicks is a product of Phoenix, Arizona. She was born and raised here. Her father Jess Nicks owned a lot of land in the area.
April 27 Anne Suzuki Nicknamed Ankoromochibe, Anne was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1987. The 19-year old rising star of TV and film loves Pokemon, modern dance and rollerblading. Actors she admires are Shingo Katori and Asaka Seto. A popular child actor in Japan, she made her Hollywood debut in Snow Falling On Cedars in 1999. Recent projects Anne has been involved with are; 1. ch teien (2005) (as An Suzuki) .... Mana Kyobashi 2. "Ganbatte ikimasshoi" (2005) TV Series .... Etsuko "Etsuneh" Shinomura 3. Tau man ji D (2005) .... Natsuki Mogi ... aka Initial D (International: English title)
Birthday's today: Mica Paris, Pedro Feliz, Sheena Easton, Casey Kasem, Judy Carne, Cuba Gooding Sr., Sandy Dennis, Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants), Larry Elder, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Anouk Aimee, Arther van Dijk, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Sally Hawkins, Anna Alvim, Herb Perersen (Desert Rose Band), Chris Carpenter, Yoshiaki Fuiiwara, Pete Ham (Badfinger), Andre Gower, Coretta Scott King (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
SISSY SAYS:Well Janis Joplin der!! :) SOUL SOUL AND MORE SOUL. PASSION. HONEST. NOVEL TRIPLE HARMONIC VOCAL. POWERFUL/ FIRST CHICK SINGER TO OWN IT. SHE CHANGED THE FRONTIER OF MUSIC LANDSCAPE TO BE THE FIRST WHITE FEMALE BLUES ROCKSTAR. CHANNELED HER DEMONS INTO HER ART. REAL/ NO BULLSHIT. POSTER CHILD FOR FEMALE LIBERATION
JONATHAN: For those of you in Phoenix that listen to my shows, this is Sissy The Singer that I've been playing for weeks. As some have said to me..."Man, she's beautiful". Agreed. But beautiful looks doesn't translate into airplay. One listen to "Fly Away", you will be mesmerized on how Sissy is about the closest to Janis Joplin I've heard in years. Sissy is herself of course. Yet, whether it's Rock, Country, and the Blues, this is one talented lady. Her raspy voice is an instant attention getter!
Angel on fire Somewhere in Oregon (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
CALAMITY SAYS: WOW there are so many. I would say Etta James. Her gritty raspy voice goes straight through your ribs right to your heart before making a stop at your soul.
Runners up: Wanda Jackson - The queen of bitch ass rock and roll. Oteph - Her words are amazing Texas Terri Bomb - This says it all www.myspace.com/texasterri Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose is one of my fav cds Wendy O' Williams - The Plasmatics - www.myspace.com/plasmatics -as if didn't know.
And I have to give metion to local girls. My Doll. Drea's voice is amazing, and holy hell can she play a mean guitar! www.myspace.com/mydoll
JONATHAN: I do believe that Johnette was supposed to play in Tucson tonight and Phoenix on Friday night. She cancelled, due to some kind of illness (yeah right). With her history of drugs and alchohal, who really knows? She is a fine vocalist though.
TANYA SAYS: It's gotta be Billie Holiday / Aretha Franklin.
I'll predict others will say Madonna or something equally weak, because the modern day qualifications require popularity to be the measure of greatness. Popularity is measured by media attention.
Media attention is measured by itself, thus an ugly vicious cycle.
JONATHAN: Not to be disagreeable Tanya, but all vocalists, even the greats have been pumped by the media, going back to the beginning of time. I don't believe it's only the modern media. Just my humble opinion. :)
April 26 Joan Chen Born Chong Chen, the 5'4" Chen was born in 1961 into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1980) (aka "The Little Flower") won China's Best Actress award, and resulted in the Chinese press dubbing her "The Elizabeth Taylor of China" for having achieved top stardom while still a teenager. Her trademark is classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930's Chinese Gentry. US citizen since 1989. Has one elder brother, Chuan Chen, an artist who goes by the professional name of Chase Chenoff. Selected by Self magazine as one of "The Nine Best Bodies for the 90s". Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1992).
Birthday's today: Jet Li, Kevin James, Sara Downing, Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Giorgio Moroder, Carol Burnett, Jessica Lynch, Nikki Martinez, Jordana Brewster, Emily Booth (Eurotrash), Claudine Auger, Giancarlo Esposito, Teresa WaeiBbach, Howard "Leon" Reeder (Champaign), Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth), Anna Mucha, Michael Damian, Ryan O' Donohue, Bobby Rydell, Duane Eddy (R.I.P.)
More Q of THE WEEK: Greatest Female vocalist of all-time
SHORTY B SAYS:Aretha Franklyn.She is the Queen of soul. She has an amazing range, she is a power house and you can feel every bit of her when she sings!
April 25 Rene Zellweger Look for Rene to star as Janis Joplin in a future film titled "Piece Of My Heart". The "Bridget Jones" star was born in Katy, Texas in 1969. Swiss father, Norwegian mother. She was a part of the Katy High School Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders. Chosen by 'People Magazine' as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world (2001). Her salary for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) $11,000,000, Cold Mountain (2003) $15,000,000, Down with Love (2003) $6,000,000, Chicago (2002) $10,000,000 Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) $3,750,000. Kind of tells you what stratosphere she is in. The 5' 4" beauty has an inifinty for musicians. Her marraige to Country singer Kenny Chesney lasted a few months. There are few actresses as good as her. She is in a class of her own.
Birthday's today: Cat Wilson, Marguerite Moreau, Talia Shire, Fish (Marillion), Al Pacino, Billy Rankin, Jacque Jones, Andy Bell (Erasure), Paul Mazursky, Michael Brown (Left Bank), Steve Ferrone (Average White Band), Tim Duncan, Sofia Helin, Jonathan Angel, Jerry Leiber, Travis Fryman, Laura Birn, Hank Azaria Q of THE WEEK continues
Jeannie99 Fresno California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) JEANNIE99 SAYS: I would have to say MARIAH CAREY. SONG: "We Belong Together". Why? She has the voice for it.
To answer your other question. MARIAH CAREY. SONG: "We Belong Together".
First thought was Arthea Franklin.
Brigette Spang Los Angeles California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
BRIGETTE SAYS: NO question for me.....I think Sheryl Crow is the greatest female vocalist of all-time.
I think the teeny boppers will say Avril Lavigne or Gwen Stefanie. But Sheryl does it all. She writes, she plays, she is beautiful and I can go on.
My favorite vote is for Sheryl Crow. There may be some older female vocalists and I suppose it depends on the "style" you are looking for but still I vote for Sheryl.
JONATHAN: Brigette, I haven't heard the term teeny boppers in quite some time. -lol
JULES SAYS: Hi there Jonathan, well to be honest with you, I personally think Kylie Minogue. She has a great voice, has sang for a while now, as well as being an actress, and she has done well changing her style of songs over the years, shes one of those singers, that every age loves, whether old, young, male, female, party, home dicso, club etc, singing dancing. :)
I think you will find many people do like her as a great singer also, I know there are so many out there, but I would say her. :)
KYLIE your the best. :) !!!!!!!
Sarah of the Monkey Basket Wirral United Kingdom www.myspace.com/stinglestick SARAH SAYS: Hmm thats a tricky one...I will have to say Dusty Springfield for effortless ,smooth ,velvety tones!
Although I do enjoy a bit of Christine Aguilera! (blush!)
Laurie West Sacramento California www.myspace.com/crestedkisses4me LAURIE SAYS: Absolutely love the vocal style of Annie Lennox. She has a very powerful yet soulful voice. She is AWESOME... and has a very unique style that is all her own.
Shimmer Alabama www.myspace.com/shimmer5 SHIMMER SAYS: I see Stevie Nicks as the greatest female vocalist, because she explored many avenues, that had not been explored openly. Her enchanting lyrics combined a powerful voice, and abiltity to deliver hard and heavy rock, make her the best pick for me.
Others would say is? I would think the choices would range from Billie Holiday to Bette Midler, for obvious reasons.
My pick of Stevie Nicks has to do with the time in which I found her music. A time of growth and change. Her music at that time, served as a suitable companion to my feelings.
The others mentioned, are great singers of respectable talent, well known within the musical world. Due to the precise skill, clear application of training, and passion for sharing their talent. Many have embraced them.
April 24 Kelly Clarkson Ironic that Kelly's birthday falls in the weeks that the Q of THE WEEK is about the 'Greatest Female Vocalist'. She has been mentioned quite a bit so far. The 2002 winner of "Americal Idol" has carved an incredible career since. Kelly was born in 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas. She shares the same birthdate as Barbra Streisand. The tiny 5'4" singer performs barefoot. Originally wanted to be a marine biologist but changed her mind when she saw the movie 'Jaws'. Was an extra on the show 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'. Was a cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas and at Hyena's Comedy Club in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week. Sang the National Anthem at The Day of Service in Washington D.C., on September 11, 2002. Christina Aguilera co-wrote her hit, "Miss Independent". Is of Greek and Irish Descent. Ranked #92 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005).
Birthday's today: Barbra Streisand, Jill Ireland, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Andersson, Michael O' Keefe, Chipper Jones, Eric Bogosian, Vince Ferragamo, Richard M. Daley, Billy Gould (Faith No More), Jack Blades (Damn Yankees), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Richard Sterban (Oak Ridge Boys), Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull), Paula Yates, April Mills, David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Shane McDermott, Jim Capaldi (Traffic R.I.P.)
NEW Q of THE WEEK: Who is the GREATEST FEMALE Vocalist of all-time?
And, who do you think others would say is? Why on both?
Melanie France (from myspace.com-no fowarding URL)
MELANIE SAYS: Hi Jonathan !! For me the greatest female vocalist is Alison Shaw from the Cranes. She is the best because she is absolutely unique, I never heard such a strange and beautiful voice. She express so many feelings in it.
Others people won't say this because this kind of voice is so special. I suppose that they will talk about Celine Dion, Mariah Carey. I think those singers have great voices, but they are not unique . Cheers ;)
JONATHAN: Good one Melanie. Alison has a beautiful voice.
CYNDI SAYS: Hello Jonathan ....Do I have to pick 'just' one? I never like to pick just one! But I would have to say Madonna, for her voice is so distinctive and she always pushes the limits and is always changing. For these reasons I feel many would agree and see what I see.
Sade is also a favorite of mine for 'her' very distinctive voice.
Oh yes and, Barbra Streisand in mid career like the late 70's & early 80's. Janis Joplin >>> Kick ass! Shakira WoW :O
OK I'll be quiet now ;)
JONATHAN: Oh Cyndi, you never have to be quiet. ;-)
DEBBI SAYS: Hello Jonathan. I personally think Mary J Blige. That woman is just awesome. She has been through a lot and has the most awesome music. Plus she has made it back despite it all.
I think people would say Aretha or Janis Joplin as well as a few others. Because they were and are great singers.
JONATHAN: I hadn't thought about Mary J, but that is a good choice Debbi.
April 23 Joanna Krupa The 5'7" model was born in 1981 in Warsaw, Poland. Was raised in Chicago, now lives in California. Has a younger sister, Marta Krupa. Named #78 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list. Has two dogs, Mickey and Jezzabelle. Her nickname is JoJo. She has appeared on TV series such as "Son Of A Beach", "Las Vegas", "ER", "The Man Show", and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". In 2006 she will a few small roles in films. Consider her an up and comer.
Birthday's Today: George Lopez, John Cena, James Russo, Valerie Bertinelli, Su Ingle, Andruw Jones, Jan Hooks, Captain Sensible (The Damned), Steve Clark (Def Leppard), Michael Moore, Shirley Temple, Tony Atlas, Narada Michael Walden, Joyce DeWitt, Rachel Skarsten, Elaine Smith, John Miles, Maggie Blake, Tessa Wyatt, Blair Brown, Judy Smith, Roy Orbison (R.I.P.), Sandra Dee (R.I.P.), Herve Villechaize (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK continues: (see all of last week)
Beth Richard The Addictions Austin Texas www.theaddictionsmusic.com BETH SAYS: Jonathan, this is an impossible question for me to answer so I will name a few- Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Maria Carey, Courtney Love, Madonna, Diana Ross, BETH RICHARD- (of course I have to include myself on this list or else what the fuck am I doing with my life)- Missy Elliot, that Clarkson girl, Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefanie, I hate to say but X-Tina Agullara, Heart, I'm sure I could name 50 more but these are a few off the top of my head. JONATHAN: Beth...you cheated -LOL
Mike Mena Sothern California
MIKE SAYS: Wow! Choices, choices. Hard to pick one. I think I'd have to say Billie Holiday. The anguish and emotion in her voice. The uniqueness.
Others might have similarities but I'd have to say Billie. For me personally, Chrissie Hynde is runner up.
Other people will say Madonna.
~ Phil Rind former lead vocalist Sacred Reich Phoenix Arizona
PHIL SAYS: Ella Fitzgerald. Hands down. Best vocalist of ALL TIME. Why? Phrasing, vibratto, range, tone, that fucking incredible voice!
She made a ton of records with Louie Armstrong. If he wants you singing with him that's a good enough endorsment for me. Plus she invented scatting. Tell me what other singer invented a new way of singing.
There are a lot of great singers out there, with a great voice, or a unique style, or whatever they have going for them. None of them can match the timelessness of her voice and material.
None. I rest my case.
JONATHAN:Ok Phil, you made quite a case there, but she's great, not the best though.
Laura BradyM99.5 SNMM Local Music Coordinator Palm Springs California
LAURA SAYS: Oops i may be too late on this.. but I truly love PINK!!! I'm not really into pop-rock music, but I've seen her perfrom live before and her voice is stunning and her attitude is brilliant!!! I love her new video for the song "Stupid Girl".
Thank god someone finally said something about these silly, anorexic, Hollywood, little dog toting fools!!! PINK ROCKS!!!! We are actually featuring her this weekend on the M995 Sunday Music Meeting in our Chicks that Rock segment!!!
Now who do I think people willpick as great female singers. Hmmmmm, old school maybe Janis Joplin or Stevie Nicks. New School: Gwen Stefani, Lauren Hill or maybe a Kelly Clarkson.Hard to guess...but im sticking with PINK!!!!!
JONATHAN: Ok, ok then...it's PINK.
April 22 Sheryl Lee For all you Laura Palmer/Madeleine Ferguson fans of the TV series "Twin Peaks". Sheryl was born in Ausburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1967. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her hope of becoming a dancer. "Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990). Lee worked with "Twin Peaks" (1990) mastermind David Lynch again on the film Wild at Heart (1990), and resurrected Laura Palmer one last time for Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Lee has gone on to have a long and adventurous career since then. Appearances have included the Stuart Sutcliffe biopic Backbeat (1994), the John Carpenter film Vampires (1998), and the TV series "L.A. Doctors" (1998). Married to musician Jesse Diamond, son of singer Neil Diamond; they have a son named Elijah. Was originally cast as Mary Alice Young for the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" (2004) in its pilot episode, but was replaced by Brenda Strong.
Birthday's today: Marilyn Chambers, Jason Miller, Jack Nicholson, Glen Campbell, Laura Henner, Johnny To, Anna Eriksson, Arthur Baker, Peter Frampton, Ryan Styles, Bimbo Coles, Lewis Biggs, Selah Victor, Terry Francona, Jack Nitzsche, Byron Allen, Chris Makepeace, Shira Zimbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Catherine Mary Stuart, Steve Bond
JJ SAYS:OK, here. Best female vocalist of all time? If we're talking rock, I would put my money on Janis to win the award. Reasons (many of which have nothing to do with her music) include an incredible "Don't Fuck With Me" attitude when having one wasn't exactly in fashion for women.
She could drink her contemporaries under the table, snort half of Columbia and treat men like pieces of meat. Her vocal stylings were unique to say the least, she had a talent for amassing incredible players to back her, and she fought for everything she gained.
Jeff R CushmanPD/Afternoons WOMX Orlando Florida
JEFF SAYS: Joan Jett. Her "owwwwww" is top notch!
People will say Janis Joplin. She's good too. I didn't say her cause everyone will say her.
Jackie SelbyMD/Air Talent Denver Colorado
JACKIE SAYS: Shit. That is hhhhhhaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrdddddddd to answer!
Ella Fitzgerald-- man she moves me! Jazz singers are the best, and I am not just saying that because I am playing Martini Music in Denver!
I suppose people may respond with rock singers, but please.
Joey GustoPD WBER Rochester New York
JOEY SAYS:Tori Amos. Why: Just listen to her.
Others? No clue.
April 21 Andie MacDowell One of America's favorite actresses. A southern gal, Andie was born in Gaffney, South Carolina in 1958. The 5' 8" mother of 3 was chosen by People Magazine one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world (1991). Worked at McDonalds and Pizza Hut as a teenager. Former cosmetics model. Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (2000). In 2000, she filed suit against Wal-Mart for displaying her picture in several stores without permission. Spokesmodel for L'Oreal cosmetics and haircare. Real name Rosalie Anderson MacDowell. Although she has been in well over 30 films, we will always remember her for her great performance in "Groundhog Day".
Birthday's today: Iggy Pop, Tony Danza, Ashley Peldon, Nicole Sullivan, Ken Caminiti, John Cameron Mitchell, Alan Warner, Avi Phillips, Claire Denis, Marie-Ernestine Worth, Brianne Davis, Paul Carrick (Squeeze), Karen Foster, Samantha Drule, Elaine May, Patti Lupone, Cindy Kurleto, Charles Crodin Q of THE WEEK: Greatest Female Vocalist of all-time? Continues through next week. More great responses coming.
SILVEROSE SAYS:Hello Jonathan, I would say probably Madonna. As the vocalist in my time. she doesn't stay the same, she's always evolving. Does that make sense? I couldn't guess who other people would put as the greatest female vocalist.
JONATHAN: Silver, I agree, Madonna always evolves and that puts her way up there in the elite vocalist catagory.
CHERRYMOON SAYS: I think that Aretha Franklin is the greatest female vocalist of all time.. because of the era and purity of her style. Also, cos she kicks butt with that voice. I think a lot of people may agree with me. I really cannot see anyone else as "the greatest". No one quite has matched up to her...or maybe I am biased. I will be interested to read who others choose.
SHAWN SAYS:This question is tough, because it all depends on what genre of music you are focusing on. Let's see...
1. Greatest Punk Rock: Joan Jett 2. Greatest Heavy Metal: Wendy O. Williams 3. Greatest Classic Rock: Ann Wilson 4. Greatest Country: Patsy Cline
JONATHAN: Shawn why did I know that you bring up Joan.-lol
Don JantzenKTBZ-FM Houston Texas
DON SAYS:Jesus, why don't you make this weeks question a wee bit harder?
For me... all-time... Either Patsy Cline or Janice Joplin. They both forged ground that had never really been done before. Moved into male dominated areas at a time when no one really cared.
Both of their voices can move you into another space mentally and you can feel every emotion they sing with. You don't feel like anything is left out or held back.
As for who others will say...hard telling. Taste is so subjective. I just hope they remember the question was "of all time".
JONATHAN: True Don, that was the question.
April 20 Mila Shegol The tiny 5' 3" adult film star known also as Mila "Nasty" was born in 1970 in Russia, Mila's parents emigrated to the US when she was just a child. After graduating from a private school, she attended Cal State University at Northridge, earning a B.S. in Psychology. After several years of working in the medical profession, however, she got bored and started looking around for something a bit more exciting, decided that porn was it, and made her debut in 1996. Her willingness to try just about anything, combined with her striking blonde good looks and top-notch body, guaranteed her steady work in the business. After marrying Kevin Radtke in 2001, she quit working at The Chicken Ranch - a legal brothel in Nevada - and retired from adult films. She is enjoying the married life and plans on having children. That was then, this is now. Mila has been back making a few films since 2002-2004. Again, retired now for the time being at 36, which is considered old for an adult film star, kinda like a athlete is considered old in most contact sports.
Birthday's today: Carmen Electra, Ryan O'Neal, Tito Puente, Jimmy Winston (Small Faces), David Leland, J.D. Roth, Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad), Julieta Prandi, Jessica Lange, Kal Swan, Edie Sedgwick, Amanda Fahy, Clint Howard, Don Mattingly, Todd Hollingsworth, Lamond Murray, Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Becky Jago, Luther Vandross (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
LYNDSAY SAYS:Easy. Kate Bush. Fantastic range, and no-one sounded anything like her. Seriously, transport yourself to 1978.
No-one had heard anything like this before. People have emulated, but no-one has achieved the same. She was 15 when she was discovered. Had a shitload of songs under her belt already. The woman is a genius. Same league as Prince.
ROXIE SAYS:I think of many. But one of the purest voices, I love rock and she's not...is Barbra Streisand. I said that out loud and my 16 yr old son said...why isn't she famous? lol...lol.
But Madonna can hold a tune pretty well too!
JONATHAN: Finally, someone mentioned Madonna at least. Thanks Roxie.
~ Oedipus Vice President of Alternative Programming CBS Radio 154 Claybrook Rd Dover, MA 02030
OEDIPUS SAYS:Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance. Her voice transcends this world and transports one next to the Goddess that nurtures and protects all life.
Howard Salmon Author Tucson Arizona HOWARD SAYS:Aretha Franklin: for her range, her emotion, and for her soul. And for "Aretha's Greatest Hits". She's real, not a poseur.
April 19 Kate Hudson The 5'6" daughter of the legendary actress Goldie Hawn, was born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer--as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (2000/I) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000).Raised by Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn's longtime partner. Named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine (2000). Ranked #99 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is her first appearance on the list and she was the youngest person on it that year at the age of 24. Married to the Black Crowes Chris Robinson. Gave birth to her first child with Chris, Ryder Russell Robinson, on January 7, 2004. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz. Speaks French. Buys her clothes from vintage clothing shops and makes her own jewelry
Birthday's today: Dame Kelly Holmes, Al Unser Jr., Bernard Worrell (Funkadelic), Thomas Nock, Hayden Christensen, Tim Curry, Jesse James, Ashley Judd, Ruby Wax, Bob Rock (Payolas/Rock and Hyde), Alan Price (Animals), Luis Miguel, Shannon Lee, Mark "Flo" Volman (Flo & Eddie/Turtles), Lorin Shapiro, Danelle Folta, Sue Barker, Annika Murjahn, Ellen Weston, Dudley Moore (R.I.P.), Jayne Mansfield (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Greatest FEMALE vocalist of all-time
GWEN SAYS: Hey hard question I would say!!! As their is no category for this as in classical/rock/pop, erm, going on a broad spectrum answer. I would go for Barbra Streisand as her voice had depth is crystal clear powerful/emotional can make you cry. Her voice is very versatile as well xxxxxxxx
JONATHAN: Gwen, can I just say erm, I like the term erm. :-)
JAKO SAYS: In my opinion the best female vocal today, would have to be ...none that I can think of. There is really no new talent out there to date and everyone is just feeding off of everyone else's sound. No one is unique now and that bothers me. I think other people will say X-tina or maybe Kelly Clarkson because they are in big right now...well Kelly for the Christina, but that's what I think.
DWIGHT SAYS: I like Ani Difranco...but everyone else will say Janis Joplin.
JONATHAN: Not everyone will say Joplin, but quite a few will Dwight.
April 18 Melissa Joan Hart Our little "Sabrina: The Teenage Witch" has grown up. The above photo is from a Nexxus ad. Notice the darker hair. She was born in 1976 in Smitown, Long Island, New York, and raised in Sayville. Her acting career started at the age of four when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called "Splashy". Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa has five younger sisters, Trisha Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Emily Hart, Alexandra Hart-Gilliams and Samantha Hart, one younger brother, Brian Hart, and one younger half-brother, Mackenzie Hart. Elizabeth Hart, Emily Hart and Brian Hart have appeared on Melissa's TV series, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996). Performed in off-Broadway play "Beside Herself" with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart in 1989. Has sung on two rock/pop albums, "This Is What 'NA NA' Means" (1994) and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Album" (1998), and narrated a classical album for children, "Peter and the Wolf" (1994). Hobby: collects great paintings; owns 3 Picassos. Enjoys snowboarding.
Birthday's today: Ana Voog, Conan O' Brien, Christian Slater, Jane Leeves, Lori Martin, Hayley Mills, Miguel Cabrera, Eric Roberts, Melody Thomas Scott, Nate "Tiny" Archibald, Rick Moranis, Lee Pattinson (Echo and the Bunnymen), James Woods, Jayce Fincher Jr., Kim Stone (Spyro Gyra, America Ferrera, Cheryl Haworth, Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann), Skip Stephenson, Robert Hooks, Kristina Sisco, Ocl Sweda (Bulletboys), Jilian Bowen
JOHN SAYS: Damn...Well...My favorites are Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox. I guess it's because they are cut from the same cloth. Both have AMAZING power and block out the world when they are on stage. They really love the music, but not the spotlight, and that's rare.
My guess is that the "all-time" list that most people will have includes Aretha, Whitney, or Ella. But they are wrong and I am right.
JONATHAN: John has a new Pretenders box-set coming. Do not e-mail him for one.
April 17 Jennifer Garner Jennifer was born in Houston, Texas in 1972. She catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the series "Alias" (2001), has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother Pat, a retired English teacher, and her father, Bill, a former chemical engineer. She has appeared in numerous other television production as well as such films as Elektra (2005), 13 Going On 30 (2004), Daredevil (2003), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). Aside from filming "Alias" (2001), Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and inspired by her character on the show, kickboxing. Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'. Named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People [People Magazine - May 2002]. Named the #1 sexiest woman of 2001 by MAXIM men's magazine. Married to Ben Afleck, her co-star in "Daredevil". The couple had a daughter Violet Anne in Los Angeles, December 1st, 2005.
Birthday's today: Claire Sweeney, Victoria Beckham, Jordan Hill, Elizabeth Lindsey, Olivia Hussey, Jan Hammer, Don Kirshner, Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Tanee McCall, Boomer Esiason, Lela Rochon, Byron Cherry, Cassidy Ladden, Leslie Bega, Bilal, Teri Austin, Fuschia Sumner, Theo Ratliff, Marquis Grissom, Laura Petela, Susie Amy NEW Q of THE WEEK: Who is the GREATEST FEMALE Vocalist of all-time?
And, who do you think others would say is? Why on both?
CERI SAYS:Hi Jonathan. For me the greatest female vocalist has to be, Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins....Her voice is just so beautiful, ethereal and unique. I can honestly say I have not heard another female voice that can compare to hers. Wonderful!
As for the question to who who others would believe had the greatest female vocals, well that's a hard question to answer! I mean you do have the likes of Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Blondie, Siousxie Sioux and many more! All of them stand as great female vocalists in their own right with their own unique sound. So who knows...it will be very interesting to see what others think!
JONATHAN: Ceri, glad you mentioned Aretha Franklin. Wow, she can sing!
DEVON SAYS: Hi Jonathan xx This is tough cause it depends on the age of peeps u askin' 'cause most will say who ever they related to growing up . For me Stevie Nicks was great, and I love Cher.
Singers I suppose who withstand the test of time and could still have a No. 1 hit today unlike B Spears etc. Can't see them still topping charts in 20 years time. Ha ha, but that's jus my opinion. Each to their own.
Hope all's good with u and ur family and keep the questions coming, it does my brain good. lol xx
JONATHAN: Family's good, and I am happy you continue to participate Devon.
PAUL SAYS: First person to come to mind was BLONDE. Something so hot about her...ever since I was a kid I thought so!
But right now Karen O pretty much has all my attention!!!
But, others might say Tina Turner, because she could probably kick your ass!! lol
JONATHAN: My dear friend Paul, you had me until the Tina Turner comment. Now, why would she want to kick my ass? ;-)
April 16 Shu Qi Also known as Qi Shu. The 5'6" beauty was born in Taiwan and is of Taiwanese nationality. Has a "manic" acting style, which (unfortunately) has won her detractors. However she has proved her acting credibility by winning the prestigous Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the "Asian Oscars") for Best Supporting Actress. Appeared with Jackie Chan in the wonderful romantic-comedy Bor lei jun (1999) ('Gorgeous'). Her name is spelled in a variety of ways, including: Hsu Qi, Hsu Chi, Qi Shu, Shu Kei and there are quite a few other variations on her name on foreign VCDs, DVDs and Internet sites. You might remember her from "Transporter" with Jason Statham. She has appeared in over 50 films. One of my personal favorites she was in was Hong Kong action thriller "So Close"
Birthday's today: Jon Cryer, Martin Lawrence, Nikki Griffith, Gerry Rafferty, Ellen Barkin, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Bobby Vinton, Herbie Mann, Frederik Nilsson, Bill Belichick, Joseph Bottoms, Fernando Vina, Christine Dea Mols, Natalie Blair, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Walt Williams, Elisabeth Donaldson, Bill Spooner (The Tubes), Dusty Springfield (R.I.P.)
April 15 Linda Perry The 5' 3" former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes was born in 1965 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Currently one of the most in-demand songwriter/producers in music. Recently worked on songs for Christina Aguilera and Pink, James Blunt and more. Wrote most of the songs on Gwen Stefani's "love angel music baby" album. Here's a fact. I was the first radio person to ever put 4 Non Blondes with Linda on the radio live back in 1992 in Wickenburg, Arizona on the original KFMA-FM. Afterwards myself , others from the station, the label, and the band had dinner with lively conversation. That's how I remember Linda, with her natty dreads. She was and still is awesome.
Birthday's today: Annie Costner, Dave Edmunds, Roy Clark, Elizabeth Montgomery, Kyoko Ayana, Samantha Fox, Graeme Clark (Wet Wet Wet), Peter Billingsley, Emma Watson, Michael Cooper, Mike Chapman, Emma Thompson, Diana Zubiri, Jeromy Burnitz, Amalie Dollerup, Amy Wright, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Marti Wilde "ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING WEEK": is over
CINDY ASKS: What was the craziest thing that you can remember ever doing ?
JONATHAN: Getting married at 18 would be high on the list. Dumb move. Crazeee! Wouldn't suggest that for anyone. Ok, Got paid for throwing some nasty man through a plate glass window when I was 15. Left him lying in his own blood. Pretty crazy, but at 15, what are you gonna do? Stupid things.
MITZI ASKS: I would like to know your thought's on the Mexican immigrant's and what we are doing with them?
JONATHAN: You know Mitzi, pretty timely. I have mixed feelings. On one hand I can't blame them for striving for a better life here in the U.S.A. They work hard for little money, and it is true they do jobs that whites and blacks won't do. Mexico is a poor country for most. The downside is that it does drive down wages for others and it does affect the economy, especially in California, Arizona, Texas and all the other border states.
The argument for letting them in and becoming citizens is that we took their land away from them. History shows that The state of California was once part of Mexico. I don't see any solution that will make either side of the debate happy. This will anger both sides whenever there is a law passed. No one will be satisfied. Only my humble opinion.
KAT ASKS: If you could see any 5 bands/singers (dead or alive) in concert, who would you pick?
JONATHAN: Well Kat, I've seen so many, their aren't too many I haven't seen in concert. So I will go with a superfestival with Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Joe Strummer. They are all dead, and I have seen Cash and Strummer, but what a great night of music that would be.
Bands that no longer exist that I would love to see again: The Clash, The original Guns N' Roses, Lords Of The New Church, Big Audio Dynamite, and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. Been there and would like to again. So, set the wayback machine, and let's go!
JONATHAN: Dave, without sounding snotty, I would suggest going to google and you can find out the history of Metallica from many websites. They started in the early 80"s in San Francisco. From there it's up to you to do the research. I know they are your favorite band looking at your myspace page. There are also books about the band, and of course the many DVD's.
April 14 Sarah Michelle Geller The 5'3" star of "Grudge" and "Grudge 2" was born in 1977 in New York City. Eating in a local restaurant, she was discovered by an agent when she was 4 years old. Soon after she was making her first movie, An Invasion of Privacy (1983) (TV). Besides a long list of movies, she has also appeared in many TV commercials and on the stage. Her breakthrough came with TV-series "Swans Crossing" (1992). During 1997 she became known to the cinema audience when she appeared in two movies at the cinema I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). But she is arguably still most associated with her title role in the long -running TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997). One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. . Voted by FHM (a leading UK mens magazine) readers the No 1 sexiest woman in the world (1999) and the No 3 sexiest woman in the world (2000). . Collects rare editions of classic children's literature. #8 on Google.com's most searched women in 2002.
Birthday's today: Ryan O'Neal, Amy Dumas, Loretta Lynn, Steve Martin, Brad Ausmus, Cynthia Cooper, John Clarke, Anita Chan, David Justice, Julie Christie, Joan Darling, Kat Tuohy, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow), Ty Grimes (Captain Beefheart), Greg Maddux, Mary Castro, Adrien Brody, Anthony Michael Hall, Greg Zahn
"ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING" week coming to an end tomorrow
SARAH ASKS: What's your ideal food, film, night out combo??
JONATHAN: Sarah, I rarely go out to theatre to see a film. I usually buy DVD's and watch from the comfort of my home. Having said that, to answer your question leading to an ideal, and fantastic night out combo...it would have to begin with either Japanese or Thai food. I love Asian cuisine. For the film, to keep my attention it would be an action film such as "King Kong", "Underworld" (either one), "Kill Bill" (again, either one), you know, something along those lines.
Romantic movies are for watching in the leisure of my own home.
Lamia Cross Paris France www.lamia-cross.com LAMIA ASKS: My personal question to you Jonathan, is what was your first tattoo and why you have chosen this motif and when?
If you will get one more what would you like to be have and where?
JONATHAN: Lamia, my very first tattoo was my name and a cross. It was done when I was 16 and incarcerated in an institution in New York. There were 60 of us in a ward for violent people, and broken up into gangs of black, white and hispanics. My first was done by an elder black man who was drinking Aqua Velva shaving lotion. He gave 7 of us the same tattoo, name and cross using a large baby diaper pin, with bakery thread wound around the tip. The ink was a bottle of black india ink. His method was poking constantly. Quite crude.
When I was released it looked exactly like what it was, a prison tattoo. It was ugly. That was in 1962. In 1978 I had a woman tattoo artist in Tucson, Arizona cover it with roses and thorns with color. The weird thing is that the original tat, due to the poking was raised up on my arm. It took until the 90's for it to be smooth. By that time the cross and my name was seeping through, so in 1998 I had Small Paul (you can find him on my myspace friends) did the colorful huge dragon that you like, and in the middle where it is all black is the second cover up of that original tat from 1962.
Oh, for sure I am getting not just another, but alot, as soon as either one of the only two I trust, Small Paul or Mike Roper, have the freakin' time!! Roper currently is designing the complete sleeving of my right arm. He has a shop in Tempe, Arizona. As for Small Paul, I am waiting for him to come to Phoenix from Los Angeles and in Ropers studio, he will be continuing his colorful dragon from the top all the way up my left side of my neck. Then I will have Roper sleeve the entire left arm next. I already have large tats on both legs (which are not pictured on my profile on myspace), so I don't know if I will put any more there. But, ya never know.
Loretta San Diego California www.myspace.com/lorettaemery LORETTA ASKS: How do streets get their names and who names them? JONATHAN: Wow, Loretta. I didn't have any time to research this, because quite frankly, I have no idea. It's an awesome question, so even though I will probably be way off on my guess, I will try at least.
In each community, I'm going to say that the local board of directors in any large city, or small town sit around, look at the new roads or streets and randomly come up with the names-lol. "Hey, let's call that one, 5th Street", LOL...:-)
I mean let's face it, with exception of special street names like "Martin Luther King Way" and other celebrity's or famous historic persons, pretty much most cities and towns have the same names. Since I moved back from Los Angeles to Phoenix, I am noticing a common thread of street names. I'll even bet that San Diego has similar street names to both L.A. and Phoenix.
KATHALEEN ASKS: Who is Jonathan?? If you could go back and change anything would you and if so why??? What do you feel is your best quality and why???
LOL. I have plenty more questions I could ask but this will do for now.
JONATHAN: This Kathaleen is the hardest of all to answer and sound humble. People that truly know me for let's say 30 years or more will say I am the same person. I am arrogant, but sincere, and have a compassion for others. I left home at age 14 and a half, paid the price with being in and out a number of institutions. I wouldn't change that, only because, although I made pit stops home between the times of not being able to, I learned a lot from the streets. I believe in my heart that is why I am the way I am. The streets for some is the real "school" of life. At least to me it is.
My best quality? What I said above, and throw in that I am not lucky to be where I am today, for I worked hard to get there. No one ever gave me a "silver platter" to help me.
But, I think I should add that I am a great communicator, and care about people, even though some think I am selfish, and cold in some ways. I admit that I trust very few people, and from the streets learned how to read people quite well. I can smell bullshit so quick it's frightening.
On this date in 1996 J&J were married on the corner of Hollywood & Vine, with Minister Mojo Nixon presiding in front of over 200 people. We then went inside Jack's Sugar Shack and had a blast with Dramarama, Beat Angels w/Gilby Clarke, Stevie Salas, and Howe Gelb performing. Mary McCann also did an amazing scat poetry reading and performance. Today we celebrate 10-years of marriage and 17 together.
Courtney Peldon The 5'4" older sister of Ashley Peldon was born in New York City in 1981. Appeared with Jonathan Taylor Thomas in Tom and Huck (1995). She later guest-starred on "Home Improvement" (1991) as one of the girlfriends of Thomas' character. Was voted (2002) by the film actors guild of NEPA as the young artist that most viewers wish they dated. Shye currently has a recurring role on the TV series "Boston Public" as Becky. She has literally has had quite a career in Television, from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" to "3rd Rock From the Sun", and about 25 more shows as appearences.
Birthday's today: Aaron Lewis (Staind), Lou Bega, Paul Sorvino, Randy Piper (WASP), Jack Casidy (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna), Edward Fox, Julia Rose, Kristen Sargent, Nellie McKay, Rick Schroder, Cory Yothers, Al Green, Roy Loney (Flaming Groovies), Peabo Bryson, Ron Perlman, Terry Lester, harold Pruett, Sally McLean, Daria Lorenci, Max Weinberg (E-Street Band), Lowell George (Liitle Feat R.I.P.), Don Adams (R.I.P.) "IT'S ASK JONATHAN WEEK" (see Monday)
LIVING DEAD GIRL ASKS: Have you ever in your life been attracted to a man?
JONATHAN: This might disappoint you, but the answer is no. I won't deny I am envious that some men have nicer hair (more of it-lol), and maybe a better build. But that's about it. I'm as hetero as they come.
Have some of my gay men friends seem to be attracted to me? I would say there are times when I feel their eyes penetrating me, as well as strangers, but it's more flattering than annoying. Last year before I left Los Angeles, a very dear friend who has been gay his entire adult life described to me about having anal sex without a condom, and he said a condom is the way to go. I won't deny that it gave me a tinge of being uncomfortable. I just can't imagine that, but each to his or her own. As most hetero's, I can easily imagine two women having sex. I had sex with a lesbian friend many years ago, and it didn't work out at all. I wasn't upset about it. But two women make more sense in a way. I might add, as much of a "man" that I am, I also have a feminine side also, which I think most manly men do. Ok, maybe some toothless wonder toting a gun, and can't speak in sentences might not. -lol :-)
CIMBER ASKS: I would like to know what brought you to the radio business and if you had a career choice again, would you pick the one you are in?
I look forward to hearing back from you. Bright Blessings.
JONATHAN: Cimber, I actually backdoored my way into radio in 1982. I was publishing a music magazine, and radio in 1979-80 changed to boring formatted pablum, much the way radio is today. I made a cassette of 90- minutes of music and sent it to 3 radio stations in Tucson, Arizona. One person took the chance with me, and within 6 months my one-hour show expanded to 5 hours, and I played anything I wanted. The ratings went sky high. I was lucky. It was called "Virgin Vinyl", which I did for 14-years, regardless of what station I was at and in a full-time position as Program Director of a few stations.
To be honest, there are some people that are meant to be in certain careers, and others that aren't. I was born to be on the radio. Sure, we all want to be famous film stars, or a highly respected scientist...but I wouldn't change the path of my career in any way. Happy to be doing what I do.
Oh, I began working at age 17 and a half in trucking after I was released from being incarcerated. Worked as a partsman for Hills-Korvettes Supermarket chain in their trucking division (60 tractors and 150 Trailers) for 3-years and then at age 20 went to work for Mack Trucks in Hicksville, Long Island for 6-years. That was not my calling.
KEREN ASKS: If mankind had the technology, and you could have any kind of super power...what would it be and why?
JONATHAN: Good question Keren, but a toughie. I suppose if I narrow it down to one, I'd want to be like Ben Hawkins on the TV show "Carnivale". The ability to heal by touching a persons soul. Of course, when Ben did heal someone, some other person suffered. A nasty side affect of doing good.
JONATHAN: Well, Logan...that was a Q of THE WEEK last month. The obvious is that if music is going to be a part of the act of sex, you should discuss with your partner what they like.
I know you are young, and I accepted you to my myspace because you are a listener of my radio shows. Also judging by your current photo (not this one), that you are kissing a hot blonde. So sex at 16 (ah, I remember those days), would consist of what you are listening to, but again, you should ask her what she wants to hear. If it's rock, rock on. If it's softer, than be soft. Nothing worse than her saying to you right in the middle, "can you please change that music". Kinda ruins the moment, ya know?
LOL- I really don't know how to answer this. :-)
April 12 Claire Danes The 5' 51/2" actress was bornin 1979 in New York City. Since 1990 Claire has appeared in over 30 films and TV shows. Most known for her role as Juliet in the 1996 updated modern version of "Romeo + Juliet". Completed 2 years at Yale University pursuing a degree in psychology but never finished (2002). Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world (1997). Was banned from the Philippines in Sept 1998, for making derogatory remarks about the country. The President of the Philippines condemned her publicly. Has at least 3 songs written about her. The Ataris' "My So Called Life" (album: "Look Forward to Failure" EP), Size 14's "Claire Danes Poster" (self-titled album) and The Five Mile Line's "Claire Danes" ("Busride Home" demo). Her mother ran a daycare center out of their Soho loft called Danes Tribe. Loves watching The Golden Girls reruns.
Birthday's today: Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance), Phoebe Thomas, Mellow Man Ace, Will Sergeant (Echo And The Bunnymen), Andy Garcia, Herbie Hancock, Elissa Leeds, Paul Lo Duca, Vince Gill, David Cassidy, D.D. Verni (Overkill), Shannen Doherty, Alexis Arguello, Alicia Coppola, Eddie Robinson, David Letterman, Natalie Durante, Tony James (Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Charles Napier, Jodi Fleisher, Tiny Tim (R.I.P.)
"ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING WEEK" continues
Boomer Ft. Collins Colorado www.myspace.com/boomerthedj BOOMER ASKS: Hey Jonathan, I have a question, what are your top 5 gold alternative songs that you think were important to the format, but don't really get played much by many stations anymore?
JONATHAN: This is a toughie Boomer. I don't know what "alternative' is any more? Aside from a few stations, most sound like they dictated what is a "gold" song and what's not. There are more 'not's', so that leaves a wide open area to choose from.
The real problem is that what was "alternative" in my pioneering days, is being played on HOT/AC and POP stations more than the supposed "alternative" radio stations nowadays. Many songs sound outdated today.
The question is a great one, and I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but I will give it a go. My choices might seem crazy.
1. "Stargazer" by Mother Love Bone 2. "Daddy Have You Ever Been Arrested" by Dear Mr. President 3. "My Way" by Sid Vicious 4. "World Desctruction" by Time Zone (Afrika Bambatta & Johnny Lydon) 5. Anything from the RAMONES other than "I Wanna Be Sedated", Blitkrieg Bop", and "Do You Believe In Rock and Roll Radio".
These are maybe what radio today doesn't consider "gold" songs, but maybe I'm wrong and these are played. I know you are in radio and probably have your own thoughts on this topic. I don't really pay attention to formatted radio today. Consultants play god with music. They decide what should be played. As for me, as you know...I live in my own musical world and play what I feel will entertain my audience, and most of what I play from the past is pretty radical, for it's usually unfamiliar songs to the listeners and not always songs/artists that would be considered "alternative". There are artists like Wonderstuff, Sisters Of Mercy, Dead Milkmen, that were considered "alternative" that have been ignored by radio. And many more.
Please let me know your reaction to this, and we'll do a follow-up. Ok?
BEV ASKS: What is your favourite sexual act/position, and more importantly why do you like it?
JONATHAN: Ooh, ooh, can I answer that (raising his hand-lol). Well Bev, I could be evasive, but I said I will be truthful and open with all my answers, sooo...ok. For me the act of making love is taking time and fully enjoying the experience. No rushing. Savoring every moment.
Position? I prefer "69". Why? Because both partners enjoy each other at the same time before intercourse. Why do I like it? The taste babe. I won't get any more descriptive, you get the idea.
JAUNITA ASKS: Hey Jonathan, What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? I mean something that really got your adrenaline pumping my friend. =)
JONATHAN: Hmm, well Jaunita, It would have to be someone putting a gun to my face and telling me that they were going to "blow my fucking head off". I think that was pretty scary. Yeah, my life was flashing before my eyes, and that got my adrenaline pumping like a Texas oil drill.
Other than that, thinking I've lost my wallet and keys does really scare me, and although it's never happened, my adrenline goes way up just thinking about it. April 11 Joss Stone Today the singer/actress is 19-years old. Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born on April 11, 1987, in the pastoral county of Kent, England. She spent her teen years in the rural county of Devon, where she bought her first album, Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits, which inspired her to become a singer. At the age of 14, she auditioned for a popular BBC show, "Star for a Night" (1999). The 5' 7" star's trademark is that she performs barefoot. Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"(14 November 2004). Nominated for 3 Grammys: best new artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ('You Had Me') & Best Pop Vocal Album (Mind, Body & Soul) (2005). Joss supports the Liverpool Football Club.
Birthday's today: Kelli Garner, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Lisa Stansfield, Emma Bing, Monica May, Cerys Matthews (Catatonia), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Jason Varitek, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Michele Scarabelli, Delroy Pearson, Sascha van Wissen, Bill Irwin, Kazuo Fukushima, Sara Lofgren, Mason Reese, Terry Cousin, Niki Notarile, Robbie House, Peter Riegert, Gabrielle Boni, April Ennis, Ruth Moshner, Louise Lasser
"IT'S ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING WEEK" It's your turn now. I always ask you, so go for it! Only this week. (see yesterday)
Tamera (aka sweet t) Kansas City Kansas www.myspace.com/ladyl33ta TAMERA ASKS: Hi Jonathan!!! hmmmm...ask you anything????? ok.
Who has been the coolest of the cool that you've got to meet and/or interview? and who, if anyone, turned out to be the rudest or the one that may have let your expectations down? *hugs*
JONATHAN: T, I will start with the rudest. That would be Damon from Blur. I had him live in the studio about 1991. As we went live on-air he became another person, and began speaking in jibberfish with snide remarks. So live on-air I said "you're a dick", and asked him to leave. He did. A second close one would be Rivers from Weezer. I was recording an interview with the band in a production room. It was their very first ever radio interview. He was so snotty, I stopped the interview and walked out of the room. Oh, and Wesley Snipes when I said simply hello. And, how can I forget Oliver Stone, the director. One night at the Troubedor in L.A., my wife asked him if would take a picture with her, and he (drunk) was nasty.
I've done probably about a 1,000 interviews, or chats as I like to call them, so it's hard to single out one. Maybe David Bowie, a phone interview when he called live from Dallas, but the funniest was Captain Sensible from the Damned, calling live from a rooftop in London on a cell phone. I asked one question, and he, with a lot of humour went on for 15-minutes straight, and I let him. It was hysterical. :-)
As far as meeting. I was very close with Joey Ramone. Have socialized with Frank Black on more than one occasion, but I would have to say my dear friend Joan Jett. We have a special relationship. One of trust, warmth, and very real. She to me is arguably the "Queen Of R&R". Oh, I forgot, smoking a joint with Joe Strummer and Rat Scabies at a Hollywood recording studio in the late 90's (picture I took can be seen on my Gallery page).
Sandy (aka IMJUSTAGIRL) Fort Lauderdale Florida (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
IMJUSTAGIRL ASKS: ok, so Jonathan...what is a guy thinking on the first date with a woman??
JONATHAN: If he is a nerd, he is simply thinking how to muster up a conversation, and usually messes it up. No second date. If he is all full of himself, he is thinking between your legs right away. But you would know that. If it is a good first date, he isn't overthinking anything. He is just being his natural self, and hopes his date is doing the same. I know you want me to say 'sex', but I think although many men are always thinking that, some are better at controlling that urge than others, even though deep down inside they are thinking a score would be great. Oh, by the way...thinking is one thing...acting upon the thought in most cases would be disastrous.
As an aside, before I met my wife, I never actually had a real date. I always seemed to end up with a woman somehow. Ok, so maybe I was lucky...never have been on an official "date'. I feel bad for those that have to go though that process though. My friends, both women and men tell me that in most cases it's not fun.
Kim Horst, Limburg Netherlands www.myspace.com/kimhengst KIM ASKS: oooh Jonathan what have you gotten yourself in to. I hope you're not gonna regret this.
I'll make it easy for you, my question is: how are you doin', and what is your favorite record of the moment?
JONATHAN: Kim, I am doing fine, feeling good, thank you. With the amount of music that comes my way, or I buy...currently there are only three albums I can wrap my ears around. The kind that I can listen to over and over, play it loud and either piss my neighbors off, or maybe they will enjoy-lol
1. Queensryche "Operation Mindcrime II" 2. HIM "Dark Light" 3. Sparks "Hello Young Lovers"
Sorry, Kim, was hard to narrow it to one. And Placebo's "Meds" is coming up fast on that list.
Rebecca Cambridgeshire United Kingdom www.myspace.com/becimai REBECCA ASKS: What is the ONE thing you DID as a child that your parents perhaps caught you doing...or...in doing it you destroyed the image they had of you, and that still makes you go hot under the collar when you think about it today??
JONATHAN: Becca, I never did anything to destroy an image they had of me. They created me. My father was a man with deep seeded problems. Most likely from WWII. My mother was greedy and a strict authoritative person. He had a temper and slept in the basement, and she slept upstairs and was always trying to keep up with the Jones's. They have both passed. I did forgive my mother about ten years before she died. I even flew from LA to NY to be with her in the hospital the day she finally sucumbed to a heart problem. I don't know if I get "hot under the collar" thinking about it. What they created was a juvenile deliquent, a Junior High School dropout, a kid that they had to watch going in and out courtrooms, and being incarcerated. But, she at least saw the boy grow into a man and be successful with a career. He didn't.
I guess you could say that I inherited my fathers anger and unhappiness, which I have long gotten past. My father left my mother in 1974, the year I debuted my music publication. I never heard from him again. As for my mother, due to one girlfriend, and my current wife, I helped take care of her via long distance for those last ten years. So, I feel pretty good about that.
Wow, this is therapeutic. Ha.
April 10 Mandy Moore The pop singer gone actress was born Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984 to Don (an airline pilot) and Stacy (a former news reporter). After seeing the musical "Oklahoma!", she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in singing. At the ripe age of 14, while she was recording in a studio in Orlando, a Fed-Ex worker who happened to be passing through heard her and was interested in her talent. He happened to know someone at Sony as well. Hosted her own daytime MTV series during Summer 2000. Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002. Won at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for Best Break- through Female artist. She's a Neutrogena spokesperson. Ranked #67 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). Has been in numerous filmes and is continuing to pursue that with more roles this year to come.
Birthday's today: Tim "Herb" Alexander (Primus), John Madden, Orlando Jones, Q-Tip, Terre Roche (Roches), Steven Seagal, Don Meridith, Bunny Wailer, Laura Bell Bundy, David Lowery (Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven), Chuck Norris, Claudia Delpin, William Jane, Billy Jacoby, Ayesha Takia, Natasha Melnick, Alan Wren (Stone Roses), Ken Griffey Sr., Angela Dodson, Julie Fulton, Olivia Brown, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) "IT'S ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING WEEK"
Go on, ask me anything and I will try and answer it truthfully. Have a car problem? -lol What food to take a first date out for? Anything...yes, even personal. Go on, the challenge is on!
I hope I don't regret this-lol
Connie Lee Stockholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
CONNIE ASKS: Ok, Jonathan you really asked for it this time. (haha rubbing hands in delight for a loaded question.)
What is it...that gives your soul food for your existance and thriving in this life? Oops, one more question. Have you ever experienced something paranormal and if so what?
Hahaha. Expecting an enthusiastic and interesting and truthful soul searching answer to all questions above. ~smiling~
Jonathan: I know this might sound trite, but being back on the radio, at my age, and rockin' more than a 14-year old is what currently makes me thrive and enjoy life more than anyone can imagine. I am blessed to be able to do that. BUT, the real reason, is that when I left Arizona for Los Angeles back in 1995, little did I know that a mere 7 months later I would be diagnosed with terminal cancer. I had been urinating drops of blood for months and thought that it was due to stress. It wasn't. I had bladder cancer. I was extremely fortunate to be hooked up with the world's leading Eurologist, Dr. Donald Skinner from the USC Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles. He performed a miracle operation in April of 1996, nine days after Jeanette and I were married.
He removed my bladder and prostate (comes with the bladder), and made a Koch pouch, which is a simulated bladder. Lucky for me that the cancer did not spread any further. After 10 years and every year check-ups, I am cancer free. So, that is my soul food for my existence, being given a second chance to enjoy life in a normal and fullest way. Many things that might seem to be important before, are now no longer that at all. I am happy to still be on this blessed earth. :-)
As for a brush with a paranormal experience, the answer would be no. Makes me think of the "X-Files" though, and if I ever had one, it would be either very cool or quite frightnening.
Stephanie (aka Infection) North Hollywood California www.myspace.com/deaddolly0 Stephanie Asks: When do you know a man is in love with you? ::GAHH!!::
Jonathan: The easy answer would be, to say "I love you" means very little. When he is 'in love' is when you would know. I have a radical theory on this. I believe that no one should get married until age 40. They should live as a couple for a long period before taking a step that at a younger age in most cases lead to divorce and unhappy children, and resentment.
I base this on my first marriage at age 18. Father at 19. It just won't last. People change, and few times do they change together in the same way or direction.
For any guy to say he "loves you" is just that. Let him prove it over time. Who knows, you might not feel the way you originally did.
If he is in love with you, you as a woman (I can't speak from that angle), will see all the right signs, like attention, caring, putting you above anyone else, and of course the real committment, it's all about you and no one else. Through good times and bad.
Cyndi Asks: mmmm ...Tell me your fantasy! or is that too SeXy for the postin' babe? ~! ;) Jonathan: Ahh, it's got to be every males fantasy. A 3-way. Two woman, and myself. That will never happen in my life-time. My beautiful wife has no interest in women, and besides she would kick the living shit out of me for bringing it up any more than I have-lol. Funny thing though, many women are attracted to my wife. She's hot!
My other fantasy is to go in to outer space. That won't happen either. But one can always dream and fantasize right?
*These are the first batch of a number of questions. I will get to them all.
April 9 Jenna Jameson The world's most known adult film star is a current resident of Scottsdale, Arizona where she operates "Club Jenna". She recently fought the Scottsdale City officials over a proposed law that would have lapdances done from 5 feet away. There was a petition that Jenna and her girls filled up with a large amount of supporters to fight a law that would try and rid the city of all strip clubs. Born in 1974 in Las Vegas, she was raised by her father. By the time she was 18, the bright lights were already drawing her in. She studied ballet as a student, but it was stripping that started Jenna on her road to superstardom. Dancing led to nude modeling, and by her 20th birthday Jenna had appeared in dozens of top men's mags, including Penthouse, Hustler, High Society and Cheri. The 5' 6" beauty's given name is Jennifer Marie Massoli.
Birthday's today: Dennis Quaid, Gene Parsons (Byrds), Jordy Masterson, Nathan Cook, Valerie Singleton, Rachel Stevens, Mark Kelly (Marillion), Cynthia Nixon, Leila Leigh, Megan Connolly, Terasa Livingstone, Hal Ketchum, Emily Freeman, Avery Schrieber, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Graeme Lloyd, Jeffery van As, Wang Yang, Austin Peck
"ASK JONATHAN ANYTHING" begins MONDAY
April 8 Emma Caulfield Today's featured B'day girl was tough. Patricia Arquette could be what you would have been viewing. She's one of my all-time favorites, but Emma deserves to be, so the 5' 5" star, best known for "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" is in your face. She was born and raised in San Diego, California in 1973 as Emma Chukker. Best known for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal, "Anya" on the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) starting in 1999. Caulfield's role originally started out as a guest, demon-of-the-week, appearance in a December 1998 episode. Attended San Francisco State University. Her mother is a professional singer. She was number 98 in a list of the worlds 100 sexiest women in 2003.
Birthday's today: Patricia Arquette, Robin Wright Penn, Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses), Jim Lampley, Biz Markie, Gary Carter, Julian Lennon, Lisa Guerrero, Shecky Greene, Tim Thomerson, Steve Howe (Yes, Asia), Adam Woods (Fixx), Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Gerald McRainey, Roger Chapman (Family), Taran Noah Smith, Tom DeLay, Timo Perez, John Havlicek, Peggy Lennon (Lennon Sisters), Carmen McRae (R.I.P), J.J. Jackson (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Survival, is done.
Well, mine would be probably one from Gary Dyer on creating your own reality and the power of inner self. So that would teach me that anything is possible in this universe and I could survive by changing what I have been taught to beleive about a situation.
I know its deep, but believe it or not, I kept it simple. Connie Lee Stockholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Okay, so maybe I'm taking this a bit too seriously ...but if I'm really going to have to survive on this island...I'm praying that it is blessed with waves.
The CD would have to keep me sane and not push me over the edge, make me angry, or depressed, something like perhaps Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams".
The DVD would be "Global Gardener" starring the co-founder of permaculture Bill Mollison, which will teach me how to live sustainably and feed myself on a small island. With limited resources.
And, the luxury item would be my new South Point longboard (can I be gauranteed a lifetime supply of wax?) (Sure, why not-lol. -JL)
Philo Surfer Tokyo Japan (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) aaaaaaaaa, Electrical! (I agree Mitzi, if I was on an island, I'd want electricty too.-JL)
April 7 Anika Knudsen The tall 5'11" Anika Knudsen was born in April 7, 1979 in Sweden. She moved to the US when she was just 6 years old. At age 14, Anika decided that she wanted to go into modeling. So she signed on through ha modeling agency in San Francisco. She also signed in LA and in Milan. Anika graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theather Arts from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001, she was on the cover of Playboy Magazine. She also was a guest-star on E! television Girl Next door. She has received numerous cover and was named the Sexy Girl Next Door of December 2003. Anika's recent appearance was on the NY vs. LA episode of Fear Factor. She represented LA but lost on the show. Currently Anika Hosts along with her Playmate Jessica Drake on Playboy TV's Sex Cells.
Birthday's today: Russell Crowe, Janis Ian, James Garner, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Tiki & Ronde Barber, Marni Lustig, Ricky Watters, Teri Ann Linn, Francis Ford Coppola, Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Wayne Rogers, Cathy Sara, Freddie Hubbard, John Oates (Hall & Oates), Pippa Hinchley, Bill Bellamy, Gabriella Gubas, Adrian Beltre, Jo Appelby (AMICI), Ronnie Belliard, Kelli Young (Liberty X), David Frost, Jerry Brown Q of THE WEEK nearing end: (see Monday)
DVD-"Alice in Wonderland". CD-Pink Floyd's "The Wall". Luxury Item- FOOD!
Stephanie (aka The Shower Curtain) The Great Wall of Corn Cornwall Canada www.myspace.com/stephinch Ok, the CD has to be the Yo-Yo's "Uppers and Downers", because it never fails to make me smile. The DVD... something like the "The Blues Brothers" that you can watch over and over again.
April 6 Myleene Klass The 5' 6" Klass was born in 1978 in Norfolk, England. She now makes her home in London. The Hear'say singer is all over British television, either performing or as a guest as herself. Includes among others; "Richard & Judy", Space Cadets", "Soapstar Superstars", "The Wright Stuff", and "Big Brother Efourum". Plays the piano, harp and violin. Has sung backing vocals for k.d. lang and Cliff Richard.
Birthday's today: Charles Thompson (Frank Black, Pixies), Merle Haggard, Bret Boone, Jason Hervey, Diora Baird, Marilu Henner, Michelle Phillips (The Mama's and the Papa's), Roy Thinnes, Nevia Stelmann, John Ratzenberger, Judith McConnell, Billy Dee Williams, Andre Previn, Udo Dirkshneider (Accept), Johnny Dee, Oliver Miller, Alana Austin, Dianne Brill, Lori Heuring, Ari Meyers, Roger Cook, Matthew Thomas Carey
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
Hi there Jonathan, I'll bring my Deep Forest CD, "L.A. Story" for my movie on my sandy DVD player. Duracell batteries.
For my luxury item I'll take soap. It's nice to be clean even in the middle of nowhere. :)
Cheers :) Alicia Tucson Arizona (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) Hi Jonathan. My CD would be Queen's "Greatest Hits" Double Album.
My DVD would be "Some Like It Hot" with the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe.
My luxury item would be Red Lipstick.
Maxine Wigan Lancashire United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) CD - Elvis - "The Jungle Room Sessions". DVD - "The History of Rock n Roll". Luxury Item - B.O.B. (battery operated boyfriend) ; )
This one is too hard to answer. One CD is WAY to hard!!! I can't pick one.
The DVD would be "Friends".
The luxury item would be chocolate or makeup, probably. LOL
Emma (aka Photo_Chick) London England www.myspace.com/emmaporter Oh, Jonathan...It's "Sophie's Choice"! Only one...how can there ever be just one?
My heart hurts just a little thinking of it. I suppose it would be the Replacements, as life is not complere without "Unsatisfied" and "Answering Machine". But perhaps "Hatful of Hollows" by the Smiths. Or Frank, or Bob Marley!
See I can't do it!
You have raised the bar on questions impossible to answer my friend. Our friend Robin Johnson always likes to add the caviate that "greatest hit's" albums are not allowed on this game, so I think you should also throw that one out there as well, so that there is no talk of Bob Marleys Legend, and the like. It has to be an album definitive of the artist without being a summary, no?
My one luxury item, and I get to bring batteries? Hmmm, that leaves so much to the imagination. However, it would be Definicils mascara by Lancome.
Being a crafty gal I am sure I would in short shift figure out how to make all other product out of coconuts and bananas.
(*Tink...it was ok to have a musical compilation-JL)
OK...CD would HAVE to be a compilation tape...because I don't think there is ANY one album that would not drive me insane 'eventually' on hearing it over and over again. Contenders for the compilation would include Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and The Eagles. Got to be a 'classic' timeless collection of musical genius.
DVD would probably have to be "The Life of Brian or Holy Grail". Something that could still make me laugh, no matter how many times I watched it.
The luxury item would have to be a Man. Preferrably a Celtic one, with a good sense of humour. A man with 'fire' skills that can cook a decent fish barbeque and has an idea how to build a raft.
April 5 Krista Allen The 5' 71/2" actress has a very long resume of television and film. Krista was born in Ventura, California in 1971. She has been on "Monk", "Just Shoot Me", "Two and a Half Men", "The X Files", "CSI: Crime Scene", "Baywatch", "Arli$$", "Silk Stalkings", and so many more. Is of Portuguese and Irish heritage. In both "Smallville" (2001) and "Mutant X" (2001), she played a woman who could control men with her pheromones. Has started her own T-shirt line called Sex Brand. Named #70 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Birthday's today: Paula Cole, "Diamond" Dallas Page, Dave Holland (Judas Priest), Agnetha Faltskog (Abba), Max Gail, Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention), Vince Gill, David LaFlamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Allan Clarke (The Hollies), Bernie Carbo, Tasia Valenza, Ann Maxwell, Ryan Drese, Anna Uluaeus (AHA), Ju-hyeon Lee, Cammie Lusko, Jane Asher, Michael W. Butler, Finidi George Q of THE WEEK rocks on: (see Monday)
Hi Jonathan, what an interesting question...makes you think.
The CD I would take is Bob Marley & The Wailers "Exodus".
The DVD would be "Countryman". Living on a remote island you can learn from "Countryman", he lived off the land.
The luxury item would be a satellite phone that way I can talk to someone other than myself or a volleyball named 'Wilson' and not go bananas.
Blimey, thats a question and a half. Hmmmmmm... ok CD..."Aerosmith Big Ones", I'm a big Aerosmith fan, have their wings logo tattooed on my back, just love the music.
DVD...that is really tricky, so many good films to choose from, so not worth going for LOTR as there are 3 in the series or I could go for comedy......cos I'd probably need cheering up or cud b completely daft and go for "Castaway"!
Ok ok, I've thought of one... "Les Miserables" the musical!!!!! - I can sing along to it.
Luxury item...toothpaste. I will be able to make shampoo out of fruit. If u have clean teeth u always feel better.
Hey Jonathan. These are not easy questions. If I were stuck on an island then I guess I would want my audio and video choices to bring me peace. Although there are so many new choices today, they are not like they used to be.
CD: Jim Croce (I was age seven when I listened to this man's music in a serious way.) He totally brought happiness to my ears during a time that was very challenging. Jim Croce made my mom and I laugh as we were driving for hours. We were getting the hell out of TEXAS!
DVD: "Sound of Music" ( This was always my favorite musical!) Again, a very challenging situation, but it turned out well in the end. Also showed how status can be a barrier to something special. Two different people can actually have more in common than they realize. It's sad when people restrict themselves from the beautiful possibilities!)
Luxury Item: I'll keep this simple...Fishing Pole.- LOL
April 4 Natasha Lyonne The 5' 3 1/2" sometimes badgirl, was born in 1979 in New York City, New York. Was lesser known in the 1980s as 'Little Opal' on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (1986). Attended Yeshiva high school in Manhattan, where she acted in a school production of "The Magic Garden." In New York City's Beth Israel Hospital's intensive care unit. Reportedly suffering from hepatitis C, a heart ailment and a collapsed lung. [August 2005]. Rufus Wainwright's song "Natasha" is written about her. Dated & lived with actor Edward Furlong [1998-2000]. Has appeared on many TV shows like "Will & Grace", and films such as "American Pie 1& 2", Scary Movie 2", "Detroit Rock City", and "Blade: Trinity", among many more.
Birthday's today: Robert Downey Jr., Craig T. Nelson, David Blaine, Daisy Lang, Serena Autiere, Nancy McKeon, Graeme Kelling (Deacon Blue), Claudette Mink, Peter Haycock, Tom Byron, Jim Fregosi, Berry Oakly (Allman Brothers Band), Steve Gatlin, Allan Houston, Heath Ledger, Kaylan Nicole, Anja Stadlober, Joyce Giraud, Robbie Rist, Gary Moore, Scott Rolen, Rebecca Wild
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
CD - Nickleback - "Silverside Up" DVD - "The Matrix". Luxery Item - Vin Diesel.
Cathy (Cat) Massillon Ohio www.myspace.com/dancewolve The CD I'd bring would have to be a mix CD, Full to the max of band's songs I could not live without, like Joy Division, Sex Gang Children, The Chameleons, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Deadfly Ensemble, Cinema Strange, Adam and the Ants, Dresden Dolls, The Birthday Massacre, Japan, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Christian Death, Tragic Black, My Chemical Romance, The used, Interpol, The Killers, Element, Detraction, U2, Wumpscut, Front 242, Peter Murphy, Gary Numan, Deadsy, Thin Lizzie, Boston, New Order, No doubt, Madness, Malice Mizer and pretty much anything I can stuff into one lengthy CD.
As for the DVD, that's hard, but I think I'd go with the "Family Guy" second season.
My luxury item would be hmmm, I'd say a book of really interesting stories, a really long book with many pages and lots of stories. Mostly non-fiction on gore and horror, mix with mystery, paranormal and gruesome deaths.
~Rosie (aka GlamTrashkitten) New York (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Hmmm...The album would be G'N'R -"A.F.D"....DVD- "Interveiw With A Vampire".
April 3 Amanda Bynes The bubbly 5' 8" actress of TV and film turns 20 today. Born Amanda Laura Bynes in 1986 in Thousand Oaks, California. Nicknamed 'Chicky', Amanda has quite a resume for such a young woman. Her acting debut was in 1996 when she auditioned for and got the role as a newcomer on "All That" (1994). Right away, she became very popular as people enjoyed her acting and skits, especially the "Ask Ashley" skit, where she played a little girl running an advice column who would get very angry every time she read a letter. In 1999, thirteen- year-old Amanda was given her own variety show, "The Amanda Show" (1999), in which she starred in all of the skits except "Totally Kyle". Shares the same birthday as her "What I Like About You" (2002) co-star Jennie Garth. Appeared in her first television commercial for Nestle's Buncha Crunch candy at age 7. Let's put it this way, this girl will be around for a long time.
Birthday's today: Jennie Garth, Eddie Murphy, Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Melissa Etheridge, Sebatian Bach (Skid Row), Mick Mars (Motley Crue), David Hyde Pierce, Alec Baldwin, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Jane Goodall, Marsha Mason, Huub va der Lubbe, Dee Murray (Elton John), Allana Slater, Curtis Stone, Lance Storm, Catherine Spaak, Gwen Welles, Jonathan Lynn, Lyle Alzado (R.I.P.), Jan Berry (Jan and Dean R.I.P.), Marlon Brando (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK continues all week: YOU HAVE BEEN SENT TO A REMOTE ISLAND TO TEST YOUR ABILITY TO SURVIVE. You may have one CD, one DVD & Player and batteries, and one luxery item. That's it. What will they be?
*All Blonde Monday
CD: Metallica-"The Black Album". DVD-"Grease"
Lux Item: LAPTOP THAT HAS SOME SORT OF BIONIC BATTERY SO I DONT HAVE TO RECHARGE IT!!!
April 2 Shandi Sullivan The 5' 10" model/DJ was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1982. She also goes by the nicknames; The Great and Powerful Shandi, Evil Shandai, and Shandite. She was born Shandiara Annemarie Sullivan. Her favorite movie is The Breakfast Club (1985). Her favorite TV show is "The Kids in the Hall" (1988). Shandi was DJing on Monday nights at Pianos in New York City. She appeared in 2003 and 2005 on "America's Top Model" and on "The Tyra Banks Show in 2005.
Birthday's today: Prince Paul, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bill Romanowski, Jon Lieber, Nicole Cherie Saletta, Rodney King, Paul Gambaccini, Linda Hunt, Don Sutton, Kristi Wirz, Willie Green, Larry Coryell, Penelope Keith, Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant), Victoria Jackson, Dana Garvey, Yj Nagata, Ashley Peldon, Bethany Joy Lenz, David Robinson (The Cars), Kurt Winter, Pamela Reed, Ron Palillo, Meryl Cassie, Lindy Booth, Marvin Gaye (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: see yesterday
The CD would have to be a mix/mp3 CD with a bunch of good metal like Slayer, Metallica, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, etc.
The player = mp3 CD player and DVD, some good long lasting batteries, and luxery item = Hair dye.
I like so many different kinds of music and movies for lots of different reasons, dont really have a favorite,
I s'pose, in my current frame of mind it would have to be, a compilation CD of some of the bands here on myspace, there is some awesome music goin' on right here under our noses, I got a request this morning and it blew me away. (I don't understand this, but it's ok-JL) And, DVD, I'm afraid, off the top of my head it has to be the LOTR trilogy.
April 1 Patricia Morrison The dark haired beauty was born in New York State in 1962. If you know your Goth Rock, to some she is the queen of Goth. Guitar/Bass player and backup vocalist for several rock bands over the years, including Gun Club, Sisters of Mercy, Fur Bible and The Damned. But she will always be known as Andrew Eldrige's co-singing partner for The Sisters Of Mercy. She is still active and you will find her popping up on someone's album from time to time.
Birthday's today: Hannah Spearitt, Traci Lind, Jimmy Cliff, Annette O'Toole, Randy Orton, Simon Crowe (Boomtown Rats), Jessica Collins, Ali MacGraw, Taran Killam, Phil Niekro, Debbie Reynolds, Ronnie Lane (Small Faces), Billy Currie (Ultravox), Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Stan Ridgeway (Wall Of Voodoo), Jennifer Runyon, Bryan Buffington, John "Jumbo" Elliot, Gil Scott-Heron, Rusty Staub, Carol White, Peter O' Toole (Hothouse Flowers), Gordon Jump
Q of THE WEEK continues: YOU HAVE BEEN SENT TO A REMOTE ISLAND TO TEST YOUR ABILITY TO SURVIVE. You may have one CD, one DVD & Player and batteries, and one luxery item. That's it. What will they be?
My one CD would be a self made compilation of my favorite industrial songs. :)
I don't really care to watch movies more than once, so the DVD wouldn't matter, probably "Little Monsters" 'cause it was my favorite movie of all time. :)
Can my luxury item be my boyfriend??? (Sure, why not-JL)