December 31 (New Year's Eve) Li Gong Also known as Gong Li. Born in 1965 in Shenyang, Lianing Province, China. Currently starring along with Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziya in "Memoirs Of A Geisha". The longtime Chinese actress just "Miami Vice", and is currently filming "Young Hannibal: Behind The Mask". She lists among her favorites, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.
Birtday's today: Val Kilmer, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Paul Westerberg (Replacements), Anthony Hopkins, Donna Summer, Tim Matheson, Ben Kingsley, Elaine Cassidy, Paula Barbieri, Joe Dellesandro, Bebe Neuwirth, Burton Cummings (Guess Who), Diane von Furstenberg, Andy Summers (The Police), Rosiland Cash, Barbara Carrera, Martha Byrne, Byron Russell, Anja Gebel, Joanna Johnson, Joseph McIntyre, Sarah Miles, Tony Hamilton (Aerosmith), Jennifer Hill, John Denver (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK (see Monday)
It's not a easy Q...but I'll try. Ok...2005...of course it was my band who kept me alive...but this year Mudvayne was important to get some anger out...APC as well...baaaaaa... all the music it's important to me...soo...I just want that all this new bands could care more about music...nowadays it's only the image...and sex that sell's CD's...I really don't get it? How I miss Alice in Chains, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and so many others.
cheers pal:)!! HAStA!!
PedroelCigano Coimbra Portugal (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
The music that helped me thru 2005 is not just one band/singer/artist, It's a bunch of them. All the metal/alternative/rock local bands in Arizona, I've gone to most of their shows, definately over 50 of them, and have gotten to know their music, themselves, etc... and it has gotten me thru the hardest, easiest, times of 2005.
Kinda long story on this one. I had a lot of dots not connected about how the upbringing I knew (girl scouts, church, soccer, piano, etc) about led to who I am now.
Something was missing. Then, in a LONG talk with my older sister (she's 16 years older than I am), it was all revealed: she used to watch me when I was really little to the age of 6 or 7. She would take me out to record shops, drive around listening to music, even to some seminal punk shows in the late 70s early 80s in Los Angeles. I'd be seated there on her shoulders and when I liked something, I'd rock out & when I DIDN'T, I'd pull her hair & try to hide behind her head.
To boot, she sent me a collection of the music we used to listen to that I would end up singing at the dinner table, which would piss of my Mom. X, New York Dolls, Stooges, Agent Orange, Patti Smith, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Black Flag, Germs, X-Ray Spex (I guess I LOVED them) down to small bands like Simpletones, Adverts, Bags, Weasels & The Eyes.
The list goes on but you get the idea.
The second I put these tapes on (yes, TAPES...they're the new vinyl), I felt like a kid again. I was bouncing in my chair singing, "Take a Quaalude Now", "I Like Drugs", etc. So, long story complete, this is the music that got my through this year: reconnecting to the music I loved as a kid...and figuring out why I was drawn to the underground rock scene like a moth to light. It's what I've always known.
I love everything that Coldplay has done and this album is brilliant. I love the way it flows and every song allows me to sing a long and forget everything I am thinking about or perhaps make me think a little harder.
R.Star "Songs from the "Eye of an Elephant".
Most people have not heard of R.Star or his music and it is a shame. R. Star was the lead singer of the band STAGE that released an album a few years ago on Maverick records. R.Star is an amazing song writer that captures emotion like no other. He reminds me of why I love music and why I wanted to be in the music business.
Songs from the "Eye of an Elephant" are raw versions of melodic and powerful songs that will move mountains even further once fully produced. It is wonderful to hear songs in their primitive form before all the "creative" minds get together to transform it. And when I say "raw versions", I do not mean any less intense. www.rstar.net. As you can see I highly recommend it.
Fighting the system and shouting out about the corrupt Bush administration- Conspiracy of Thoughts Dance of the Revolution CD.
"Another white man stands... power in his eyes, He got the War-lust no room to compromise, he sold his people on a pocket full of lies And now he's gone and there's no one left to terrorize. You got to open your eyes,and let the sun shine down. You got to open the door and take the streets right now YOU GOT TO STAND BACK TO BACK , BACK TO BACK, BACK TO BACK"
December 30 Kristen Kreuk The 5' 4" actress/model was #67 on Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 List for 2005. She was born in 1982 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kristen played Lana Lang in the TV series "Smallville". She also had a starring role in the series "Edgewood". She has done a few films such as "Eurotrip" (2004), and "Partition" (2005). She is now nthe latest spokesmodel for Neutrogena, following in the footsteps of Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Mandy Moore.
Birthday's today: Tiger Woods, Tracey Ullman, Bo Diddley, Sandy Koufax, Fred Ward, Robert Quine, Patti Smith, Sean Hannity, Lebron James, Joseph Bologna, Heide Fleiss, Johnny van't Schip, Suzy Bogguss, Matt Lauer, John Hartford, Davy Jones (Monkees), Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra), Eliza Dushku, Heather Brown, Brandon Clarke, Sister Bliss (Faithless), Maureen Flanigan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Del Shannon (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday) The new band that has helped me the most has got to be The Atomic Swindlers. It's no secret I'm helping them out with a little PR - but I'm doing it for free, it's a love over gold situation. I really do love this band.
Why? First of all, the music. Listening to their CD"Coming Out Electric" I get the same excited feeling I got when I was a kid transported to the UK, hearing David Bowie, Roxy Music, and T.Rex for the first time, at the same time. April's voice is gorgeous. Comparisons to Gwen Stefani are becoming commonplace. I love the sci-fi, futurist theme in their songs and presentation. Last but not least, I love to dance to Atomic Swindlers!
My cats love to dance to them as well... and you know how fussy cats are in their tastes in music. They have my vote for hottest, sexiest, most exciting new band this year. Aside from the obvious pleasure they give me, they have helped me to rediscover my original pure love of music that got me into the business to begin with.
Aside from Atomic Swindlers, I have been hearing old favorites like SAHB, Stones, Syd Barrett, Toyah, early Bowie, Cabaret Voltaire, in fact all music, with very fresh ears. Everything is sounding better. My love of music has never been stronger than it is now. Music has really enhanced my happiness in a huge way this year. It's the biggest and the best high in the universe. I am a FAN again! YAY!!!
This year I listened to more Stones than the past decade altogether. I can't get over how fucking great they sound.
It's an incredibly exciting time for my ears. Hope everybody else has happy ears! Lots of love :-D xoxo
Only music that's "helped" me through part of 2005 would have to be Depeche Mode's album "Playing the Angel". The tag-line is "pain and suffering in different tempos" and that is accurate. It's comforting, affirming and hopeful. Good stuff (as usual) from my favourite band!
Definately the new Foo Fighters album! I loved being able to listen to just the ballads on one CD or the rock on the other CD, depending on my mood.
Also (and this is totally out of character for me) the Sugarbabes song "Push The Button". Usually I hate that shit and could never buy a whole album of it but I loved that single. I really don't know why, It was almost subliminal. I couldn't stop myself!
I also went back to an old favourite of mine, Chris Cornell's solo album. I love his lyrics, the music on that CD really moves me. :)
The Dangerdoom album by MF Doom and Dangermouse. It made me smile and even laugh out loud. I like music that makes me feel happy.
Melanie Bass Player Solarcade Glendale California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
December 29 Kate Moennig The 5' 8" niece of actress Blythe Danner, is one of the main stars of the very popular show "The L Word" as Shane. Kate auditioned for "Boys Don't Cry", but lost out to Hillary Swank. She was featured in Our Lady Peace's video of "Is Anybody Home". Kate's guested on a couple of "Law and Order" episodes. She appearted in "The Shipping News" (2001), and "Invitation To A Suicide"(2004). Look for her in "Art School Confidential" in 2006.
Birthday's today: Jude Law, Ali Hillis, Jason Gould, Ted Danson, Marianne Faithfull, John Voight, Laura Larson, Neil Giraldo (Pat Benatar), Mary Tyler Moore, Kalin Olson, Ray Nitschke, La Toya London, Sharon Kwok, Jan Pijnenburg, Lena Bogdanovic, Jay Fielder, Kimberly Russell, Paula Pondstone, Yvonne Elliman, Richie Sexson, Carlo Ponti Jr., Dave Gilbert, Barbara Steele, Adje Roland, Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
2005 Was a great year for me and luckily, there was no tragedy and no drama. So, for the most part the music that got me through this year was a mix of new and old.
The new helped me to really focus on the constant change that we all undergo throughout our lifetimes, and the old helped me to appreciate where I've been and who I have grown to be.
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age of Wireless was a revisitation to earlier years in my life when things were easier and synthesizers were definitely making their move to the forefront of composition. It reminds me of the early eighties, which were phenomenal as far as music is concerned and it was a time in my life which most reminds me of current times....effortless and free. "Airwaves" is one of the most perfect highway driving songs!
Kate Bush - Aerial is everything I could have hoped for from this twenty plus year music veteran who has always satiated our tastes for concept projects. She is and will always be a pioneer in my eyes for being honest and forthright with both her abilities and her emotions.
This work ranks right up there with some of her best, which includes The Hounds of Love and The Sensual World. This is quiet reflective eccentricity at it's purest.
Zoe Keating released her One Cello x 16 series this last year, and I love to listen to this when I am feeling calm and at peace with everything around and within me.
It is the kind of songs you want to be the soundtrack when you lie in tall, green grass and bask in the warmth of the sun.
Johann Johannsen - Englaborn always evokes the most beautiful images in my mind....snow and grey branches pattering out their own language against each other's branches as the wind brings them together, steamy breath from red lips that contrast against the snow and tuiet laughter. This is one of my favorite pieces of beauty to immerse myself in while photographing landscapes, and architecture.
Rain Tree Crow, formed by several members of the Original Japan linup released their digitally remastered self-titled CD in 2003 and David Sylvian has never sounded better. These guys have always been a constant in my life in all of their incarnations and various solo projects. This particular CD brought me joy off and on all year. It was in constant rotation. I even listened to it while I slept and that is the ultimate homage to any album in my world.
And since I could truly write this list for days, I will stop now for fear of putting folks to sleep.
P.S. Just because I have listed only mellow albums here does not mean that I don't rock out. I wouldn't want to worry anyone who knows me out there by letting them think that I am getting old.
Music that got me through 2005. Sons & Daughters "The Repulsion Box" Pistolera "Pistolera" White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan" Katy Mae "The Lightning and the Sun" The Swear "Every Trick's A Good One" Johnny Cash "Live at Folsom Prison"
Hmmm, Since I wasn't in "the biz" in 2005, I was blissfully ignorant of most new releases, but there was one release that rocked my world: Green Day'sAmerican Idiot. ( I know, it came out in Sept 2004, but whatever.)
I've been a fan since Kerplunk, and have always been impressed with their consistency, but the new record blew me away. It reminded me that great music doesn't have to come from cutting-edge upstarts, and that great bands can continue to release truly great music. Everytime I listen to it, I get chills, and wax nostalgic about my misspent youth, and the soundtrack to it that Green Day was a huge part of.
I'm sure I lost a million "cool" points for picking a band as "mainstream" as Green Day, but I don't think another record can touch it.
Music that helped me through 05? Well I have been travelling the whole of 2005, and being away from home, and not living anywhere permanently meant having to rely on a stock amount of albums on my iPod. Luckily I have about 100 on there, so choice wasnt a problem. The albums that I have been listening to the most have been:
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance - A great album. I saw them a year ago in Toronto and they put on a great show. I have no time for critics, I just enjoy what I hear from these guys. Great lyrics, great tunes and with the absence of videos, I have just enjoyed the music for what it was. It has certainly travelled with me, to the Blue Mountains, to Frazer Island, to my sister's house in Windsor in the UK, and now to Auckland.
Thankfully, my CD collection has just arrived from the UK, so I have been holed up at home for the last week, re-visiting old favorite songs:
"The Killing Moon" - Echo and the Bunnymen " Lullaby" - The Cure "Ever Fallen in Love.." - The Buzzcocks "Grace" - Jeff Buckley "Once around the Block" - Badly Drawn Boy "Walk" - Pantera "Cicatriz" - The Mars Volta "Mirror in the bathroom" - The Beat "Peaches" - The Stranglers "Aerials" - SOAD "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine "Land of Sunshine" - Faith No More "Mother Mother" - Tracy Bonham
I could go on, and I know this was supposed to be about music that was important to me in 05, but it wasn't just the music that I listened to in 05 that was important, it was the music I couldn't listen to and that I was desperately waiting to hear again!!
Back off to my room now to imerse myself, see you in 06!!! Hope you had a wicked Xmas and I will be chatting to you very soon!!
Sigur Ros-Takk Long-View-Further Jason Anderson-The Wreath
Joey Gusto Program Director WBER Rochester New York
December 28 Sienna Miller Sienna is probably known most as Jude Law's ex. After a 8 month engagemnet, Law confessed to having an affair with a nanny, Daisy Wright. Poof, went the relationship. The 24-year old was born in New York City, but raised in the United Kingdom. She was educated at Heatherfield School in Ascot, Bershire. She met Law when playing Nikki in "Alfie" (2004). The same year she played Tami in "Layer Cake". Currently Sienna is filming "Factory Girl" for 2006.
Birthday's today: Denzel Washington, Edgar Winter, Willow Bay, Malcolm Gets, Stephanie Cheeva, Adam Vinatieri, Jane Alexander, Alex Chilton, John Fitgerald, Martine Robine, Elaine Hendrix, Kenneth Grant (Midnight Star), Nigel Kennedy, Lanny Poffo, Tony Rosato, Ray Knight, Terri Garber, Tannis Vallely, Maggie Smith, Daniel Avila, Hubie Green, Chad McQueen, Rosie Vela
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
OK, Have been deeply moved by lots of music.
The reasons being:- divorce, loss of a best friend, sick father, sick baby bro, loss of home, never giving up. Ok, you asked for it, here is my list.
BETH ORTON, COS I FOUND HER THIS YR PETE DOUGHERTY AND BABYSHAMBLES COS HE IS A TRUE AND AMAZING TALENT ALL AMERICAN REJECTS - HARDCORE TRUTH ATHLETE - EMOTIONALLY SOUND THE DEAD 60'S - DEVOTED SCOUSER!! EELS - BLINKING LIGHTS ITS ABSOLUTELY AND UTTERLY AMAZING AND TRUTHFUL JAMES BLUNT KT TUNSTALL MAGIC NUMBERS OASIS MORNING RUNNER ARCADE OF FIRE NINE INCH NAILS - ONLY THE SUN - BLAME IT ON THE YOUTH TIM BURGESS
THE BEST ABOVE AND BEYOND IS COLDPLAY X & Y Coldplay were mine and my husband's life, he left me and I couldn't listen to them for a year, too much for me, then this album, wow, I cry everytime I listen to it, it's not cos of sadness, it's just cos I am amazed.
Hey JL. The music that got me through 2005. That's actually pretty easy.
It was, pretty much, 4 albums. Of course there were others, but 4 definitely set themselves apart from the pack. First, and foremost, Avenged Sevenfold. That was, by far, my favorite album of the year. So, fresh and different for 2005. Not completely original as it conjures up thoughts of Guns-N-Roses, Iron Maiden and even maybe some early punk, but it is a great fresh sounding album for the year past.
Our Lady Peace is one of my favorite bands ever, so whenever they release a new album it's a good year. And this year, in particular, as good because Healthy In Paranoid Times was probably OLP's best outing yet.
Then there is my boys, 32Leaves, their debut album Welcome To The Fall hit stores in Sept., but they've been entertaining my ear sockets all year, since the initial demos came back from the studio. I'm so proud of that band and the growth of the last couple years.
And, finally, Nine Inch Nails. What a great album. This was the band aid album for me. It got me from the first few months of the year, after I burned myself out on 32Leaves to the later months when OLP and A7X became available.
Again, there were of course others along the way, but those are the main records that got me through 2005.
Zamfir"Master of the Pan Flute". Ok, just kidding but, those commercials always used to air during the holidays so it is a distinct holiday season memory.
Surprisingly I listened to the newINXSSwitch a couple of times. I wantedto hate it! But it's really good. It's not exactly Kick, or Listen Like Thieves, but songs like "Pretty Vegas", "Hot Girls" and "Perfect Strangers" are slick and sexy enough to revive Hutchence-era INXS. But that man is, of course, irreplaceable. Found myself pulling out Shabooh-Shabah. I need not say more.
Ben Folds / Ben Folds Five. A variety via my iPod. I will never grow tired of my fellow Nashville citizen. And always seems to be perfect to sooth me during the stressful holiday season.
When I needed swagger I reached for The CULT, also various via iPod. No explanation needed. The Cult will always rule in my little world.
Russell Schenck Program Director WBUZ Nashville Tennessee
My partner of 18 yrs left me. He then started seeing one of my mates!!!! Bad , bad time . So here are some of the songs that helped me through this year, good and bad times.
My Happy Ending - Avril Lavigne Crawling - Linkin Park Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash Tears of a Clown - The Beat Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks Fighter - Christina Aguilera Dance - The Lambrettas Push The Button - Sugababes You Really Got Me - The Kinks Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
There were many more!!! Cheers to all my mates ,old and new, who got me through this year, you know who you are.
Life is made up of experiences and I intend to experience all the great things out there. I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers Jonathan xx
December 27 Joanie Laurer Better known as Chyna. Born in Rochester, New York in 1969, Joanie began lifting weights at 15. Almost begun a boxing career when discoved by the WWF and Vince McMahon. She instantly became a hit as part of "Degeneration X". As her wrestling career took off she underwent major facial surgery to make her more feminine, and breast enhancement also. Has posed twice for Playboy Magazine, and a Playboy video. Has appeared in a few small films, and will be in the upcoming "Last Guy On Earth", now in pre-production. Joanie counts Jane Fonda as her idol.
Birthday's today: Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Gerard Depardieu, Cokie Roberts, Wilson Cruz, Javine Hylton, Tabatha Cash, Peter Kriss (KISS), Jack van Gelder, Janet Street-Porter, Michael Pinder (Moody Blues), Karla Bonoff, Dean Palmer, John Amos, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Barbara Crampton, Tracy Nelson, Niels Meijer, Arthur Kent
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
"HEY YA" Outkast! Is so uplifting and get your toes a moving and they look sooo KOOL.
BLONDIE - The Curse Of Blondie. This album has everything for me, it's a multi-faceted collection of emotion and energy.
BILLY IDOL - Devil's Playground. Long overdue! Some great songs on here, 'Plastic Jesus' is one of my favourites. Billy still rocks!
THE STIFFS - Punk Collection. This lesser known power pop punk band from the North of England were around (AND STILL ARE TODAY)in the late 70's and one of their early tracks "Innocent Bystander" sounds a lot like Greenday's "American Idiot"!
British Sea Power. His voice just makes me happy, in a way that is mostly mystifiying. dunno, it's something about being powerful and vulnerable and geeky at the same time...can't help it, I love that record.
I spent 2 weeks rescuing animals in New Orleans after Katrina, and that was what I listened to in my tent at night. Yep, BSP did it for me.
love, Jessica Tiny DJ Stevens Music Program Director WRIR Richmond Indie Radio PO BOX 4787 Richmond, VA 23220 listen to WRIRwww.wrir.org
PUNK UK SUBS, GUTTER DEMONS and THE PAGANS.
Because they are the farthest thing possible from that mind blowingly bad "Some My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas.
Jenn Canada (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Mr. Bungle/Mike Patton Well, I can't say they actually helped me through the year, but I think Mr. Patton is brilliant and sometimes it's nice to listen to something with absolutely no hidden meaning!
December 26 Alexandra Rapaport Born in 1971 in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden, Alexandra has done mostly Television in her native country. Most recently she played the role of Lina in the mini series "Medicinmannen". Her parents came from Poland.
Birthday's today: Jared Leto, Steve Hartman, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Tiffiny Brissette, Carlton Fisk, Nadia Litz, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Peter Woods (Romeo Void), Colleen Dion, Lisette Hordijk, Chris Chambliss, Michael Jones (BT Express), Anna Przybyska, Vixtoria Racimo, Cecile Bois, Ozzie Smith, John Walsh, Joyce Jillson, Kitty Dukakis
Q of THE WEEK: Continues What was the music that helped you through 2005 ? Why?
Believe it or not it was Cold Play. "Song Fix You" We had cancer in the family at that time and I was nursing my Mum and that song always stuck with me and always will ... and Marcy Playground. Happy tunes always made me smile. x
Music for 2005? Union Underground because their music is angry and I have felt a lot of anger this year (and last year, come to think) I play their album at full volume in the car as im driving along, singing till I'm hoarse!
Also have been listening to a lot of Lifehouse, a much gentler breed of music, for those moments of reflection. An excellent version of "You belong to me". Three Doors Down remixed their brilliant "Here Without You" as a tribute to the late great Eddie Guerrero whom I adored and (no laughing!!) "3 a.m." by Busted is quite catchy. I've got it as my ring tone on my cell phone. lol.
Weird Al Yankovic always makes me laugh so I'm gonna go for the eBay song as another fav for this year.
The album that made the biggest impression on me this year is "How I Do" by an artist named Res (pronounced "Reese"). It was released in 2001 and should have been a huge hit.
Her songs are a blend of hip-hop, R&B and rock, well-produced with refreshingly smart lyrics. Lots of fat bass and drums with great melodies. She has a nice voice that reminds me a little of Stevie Nicks. I love this album and it is one of the CD's that motivates me to continue making music (not that I need much motivation!).
December 25 (Christmas day) Dido Born Dido Armstrong, named after an African Warrior Queen, in London, England. Her brother Rollo is in the very cool band Faithless. She is amazing singer. I've had the pleasure of meeting her and having my arms around her in a photo. Just an awesome person. A consumate singer. Her music has been in films you have seen, such as "Love Actually", "Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason", and "Crossroads", among the many. She has had songs in many TV shows such as "Roswell and others. Funny thing, Dido was raised with no telly. Born in 1971.
Birthday's today: Amy Grant, Shane McGowan (Pogues), Bernhard Jr., Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Jimmy Buffett, Helena Christensen, Dean Cameron, Fantasia (Tonya Manley), Joop Gall, Annie Lennox (Eurythmics), Larry Csonka, Robin Campbell (UB40), Gary Sandy, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Alannah Miles, Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), Kenny Everett, Henry Vestine (Canned Heat), Merry Clayton, Julie Mack, Sandy Corn
HAVE THE WARMEST, SAFEST, SOULFUL, ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS OF ALL!
December 24 (Christmas eve) Sophie Moone Sophie was born 1981 in Budapest, Hungry. She is a well known Adult Film star in her native country and beyond. This year she starred as herself on "Reality Porn Series 2" shown in Hungry and the United Kingdom.
Birthday's today: Lemmy Kilmeister (Motorhead), Francessca Vanthielen, Peter te Bos, Ricky Martin, Mike Curb, Sean Michael, Kevin Millwood, Christina Umana, Laura Aikman, Ian Burden (HUman League, Catie Anderson, Kenny "Damn" Kelly, Sharon Farrell, Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs), John Ackerman (Focus), Stephanie Hodge, Mai Le
Thank you to all that answered the Q of THE WEEK. The response was so good that I will continue to post more all the way to the New Year! Everyone loves music for whatever reason, and that means everyone has an opinion. If you haven't sent yours yet, please do. So, look for more next Monday.
Have an awesome Christmas eve.
December 23 Estella Warren Canadian actress was born in Peterborough, Ontario in 1978. Estella was a synchronized swimmer from the age of 7 to 17. You might recall seeing her in "Kangeroo Jack" (2003), "Planet Of The Apes" (2001), "The Cooler" (2003), and TV show guest stints on "Law & Order", "Ghost Whisperer", and "That 70's Show", among others. Look for her in "Glamorama" now in pre-production, as as well as "Pre Approved", already in post-production.
Birthday's today: Victoria Williams, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), William Sinot (Shamen), Susan Lucci, Hans Tentije, Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), Elizabeth Hartman, Keiji Muto, Joan Severance, Cory Haim, Adrian Belew, Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), Martha Byrne, Tatsumi Fujinami, Jim Harbaugh, Jennifer Van Dyck, John Callahan, Luther Grosvenor (Spooky Tooth), Harry Shearer (SNL, Spinal Tap), Peter Quaife (Kinks)
Q of THE WEEK ROLLS ON: (see Monday)
Hmmm, great Q
Gigwise it's been an awesome year for me here in the UK... System twice, Donnington, Opeth, Lamb Of God and the MIGHTY god forbid... Otherwise 2005 was def not my year tho.
But what's got me thru?
I think it's Killswitch, track "End Of Heartache". They rocked at Donny, and I've had LOADS of major probs this year. That song has helped me every single time. And, that's about it! :-)
I can't say I have any one favorite artist or album. Actually, I have many favorites, too many to list. I listen to music from many different cultures around the globe. Not big on alot of the hard head banging trash with the nasty foul language in it that the kids around here listen to today. I don't consider that music though. Music is something that soothes and relaxes your soul and mind.
Music is my sanity. This year I've been jumping thru the past going from Dave Matthews Band to Pink Floyd to Garth Brooks and anything in between.
I think my theme song for 2005 is "Scars" by Papa Roach. (Stolen from my sister, but for different reasons.) I've come to realize I can't really help anyone else to "fix" themselves. I can only fix me and hell I'm not broken (at least not more so than expected). The line "My weakness is that I care too much" is basically my line for life although I've come to realize that's rare.
Most people just don't care enough ... about others or even themselves. Sometimes you just have to let go and move on with life; never forgetting where you came from and the fires that forged you.
"And our scars remind us that the past is real" Be it heaven or hell we've all got the scars from our past and I'm wearing mine like badges of honor. Either way the hard part's over, the holidays are here and it's time to rock our way into the new year and see what wicked and wild memories we can make!!
Reason is that the album is absolutely amazing and the band members make everything beautiful. They are kind, honest, and very appreciative of people like my self who want to support them. They gave me more of a reason to find bands to help out in this business.
Alkaline Trio - The Crimson One of the best punk rock albums in the last 10 years!
Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze It's Queens...Enough Said!
December 22 Jennifer Hawkins This wholesome beauty was Miss Universe 2004. The former Newcastle Knights cheerleader was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 1983. Jennifer has done quite a bit of television in her native country.
Birhthday's today: Mia Tyler, Trinity Styles, Susan Powter, Tracy-Louise Ward, Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue), Vanessa Paradis, Ralph Fienes, Barbara Billingsley, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Steve Garvey, Marianne van Wijnkoop, Tyrell Biggs, Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Joanna Hughes, Lenny Von Dolen, Michael Osborne (Axe), Diane Sawyer, Steve Carlton, Joe Pyne (R.I.P), Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK (see Monday)
I would have to say, I've always been a club kid growing up and loved danceclub music. Madonna's new CD hits the mark for me. All her somgs are upbeat, danceable and mixed really well. It's great to play non stop and picks you up you know? Like, there's a feel good kinda vibe to it.
So whenever I feel down...all I need to do is pop it in my CD player and let it play on my surround system.
Hi my friend, My year has been going from bad til better and hopefully really good when the new year starts ...(smile) :) So, lately I have been listening to a lot of new music with artists that I have never heard before.
I can't really remember what I listened to in the beginning of the year but here are some of the latest artists and songs.
Oh yeah, in the beginning of the year it was: Nikola Sarcevic- solo CD from the singer of Millencolin. Really sad love songs.
After the summer: Blue Foundation - "My Day" "End of The Day (Silence)". Laleh - "Live Tomorrow". K's Choice - "Weak" (Skunk Anansie cover live) Hello Saferide - "My Best Friend" "Highschool Stalker" "San Francisco". Shout Out Louds - "The Comeback" Madonna - "Isaac" "Like It or Not"
Love hurts...(smile) :) that's all I can say. It's so obvious when I see the songs I have mentioned here. It starts with sad love songs and in the end it's more commercial songs. Ha ha ...it's good to heal.
December 21 Jane Kaczmarek She will go down in American Pop Culture as one of the funniest "moms" on TV. For years her facial expressions and screaming as 'Lois' on "Malcolm In The Middle" will forever be remembered. Born in 1959 and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jane has appeared as a guest or recurring role on probably every TV show ever made in the past 20 years or more. -LOL She has done film and stage in New York and Los Angeles. Married to actor Brad Whitford and they have a 19-month old daughter Frances.
Birthday's today: Julie Delpy, Jane Fonda, Samual L. Jackson, Lisa Gerritsen, Nicola C. Hindshaw, Joe Paterno, Chris Evert, Ervin Johnson, Phil Donahue, Roger McDowell, Jim Rose, Dave Kingman, Christy Forrester, Karrie Webb, Francis NG, Shyla Foxx, Dan Frye, Jared Martin, Anne Engelke, Ray Romano, Andy Dick, Elle, Frank Zappa (R.I.P.), Carl Wilson (Beach Boys R.I.P.)
Q Of THE WEEK (see Monday)
Metal Church Album: Weight of the World
Because they touched my soul. Never get tired of listening to it. Their music goes right through you.
Mostly Punk and Metal Misfits~ Walk Among Us Distillers~Every thing they put out Loud , Fast Ramones.There toughest hits. Metallica~St Anger System Of A Down~All the CD's I have by them
I think I relate to this type of music more I'm going through a lot of changes in my life and can relate to the angist and anger of some. And, the contemplativeness of others. Plus I've always believed hard fast and loud is better.
Stillhaven. "Outside The Gray" and "State Of Blank". Because those boys acted as my family especially over 2005, their music helped me through. Also Jim Croce.
After a long week without sleep, a friend of mine and I sat doing a lot of drugs, listening to depressing music and chainsmoking. He played this song and just as it was perfect at the time for all I was telling him... it still holds true, although I am a native New Yorker. The song was "New York's Not My Home".
This song helped me get over some of the bad things that happened last year and move forward and furthermore on to California. Sometimes old music works like that.
Hey there Jonathan, Hope your having a great week!
Music thats helped me through 2005..........would have to be Tigertailz. Albums, Bezerk, Banzai, Original Sin and Young & Crazy. Also Ramones and Hanoi Rocks have figured too, though Tigertailz is almost a daily thing.
Because their music makes me feel happy and relaxed, makes me want to dance, go out, go wild, it uplifts & elates me. It does everything I want it to do for me and never makes me sad or feel the need to change the CD.
I'm so glad that both Tigertailz bands are still around, I've never found anything that makes me feel the same during all the years from the 80's til now, though one whose tracks holds me there so far is "Fillmore Slim", I really like their sound and can't wait for the CD to be ready after the new year.
December 20 Amanda Swisten The 5' 9" beauty has done some film and TV work, such as William Hung's "Hangin' With Hung", where she played herself. Born in New York City, New York in 1978. The facinating thing about Amanda is that she writes a regular column for Maxim Magazine in the UK, on serial killers.
Birthday's today: Nicloe de Boer, Zoe Warner, Billy Bragg, Ashleigh Caldwell, Mia Beck, Travis Green, Claudia Jennings, Alan Parsons, Alex Chilton, Kyuk Jang, Sergio Vastano, Uri Geller, Blanche Baker, John Fitzgerald, Ed Kuepper (Saints), Peter Criss (KISS), Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Rich Gannon, Lucy Pinder, Bonnie Marino, Robert Cavanah, Jenny Agutter, Mike Watt (Minutmen/ Firehose), Catherine Porter
Q of THE WEEK (see Monday)
Avenged Sevenfold- City of Evil, Trivium- Ascendancy, Slayer- All, Children of Bomdom - All.
Just gave me something to put all my frustration into and it inspires my bands.
Which artists? Meshuggah - Choasphere, Nothing, I, Catch 33 Jeff Buckley - Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk, Grace Mastodon - Leviathon Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama The Haunted - Revolver Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom (never gets old) Detox - No album yet but being in this band has really kept me on track.
Bad politics, untimely demises, and major disasters made an unusaly large doseage of HEAVY music greatly needed to get through this year. Although some introspective mellowness came in handy as well. I also find more comfort than anything while screaming my head off for my band DetoX which brings me more musical satisfaction than anything in my iPod. And in closing R.I.P. Dimebag, Carly and Hairy Darrin.
Who are the artists and albums? Franz Ferdinand, Madonna, The Bravery, Mylo, Vitalic.
Describe why? Club night event's are border less styles. If I go to clubs, I can hear both of rock and dance on same floor. I love that style.
Setsuko Tokyo Japan (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
I'm into Industrial, EBM and Synthpop. Many who don't listen to the genre consider it mindless "bleepy shit". It's not.
I had a hard time at work through much of 2005. I found myself living with a great deal of stress and due to this and general tiredness I turned my back on the more spiritual side of me as I just wasn't "feeling it". This is where my music helped me.
Music has been many things for me this year. One thing it has achieved is helping me to switch off and be somewhere else with banging tunes and happier climes. They've given me the energy and strength to deal with arses at work, and they've given me back the spark I lost.
Below are the bands and albums that have helped and changed me the most and why.
VNV Nation - "Empires' & 'Praise The Fallen" Combichrist - "Everybody Hates You"
These are the type of albums with huge ravey synths, big bad drums and kick arse attitude lyrics. If I know I'm going to have a bad day at work I'll listen to one of these on the way down and by the time I go in I'm ready to take on the world.
Combichrist are evil and twisted and make me grin while imagining what I'm doing to the colleague I'm forced to be civil with on the surface. VNV Nation give me the power to get through the day by their driving music and allow me to rise above it all with their meaningful lyrics and overall message of 'victory not vengeance' (It's what the VNV stands for).
These have songs that sing to the morose element of my soul. A large part of my personality is quietly depressed, I have issues. Both these albums have helped me face them, held my hand and helped me heal them. For that I will be forever grateful.
VNV Nation - "Matter & Form"
This album wasn't a huge favourite of mine until one night I sat and actively listened to the lyrics. It's like a lightbulb went off in my soul. I was floating. It's the most uplifting album I have ever heard. It's spiritual, beautiful and awoke again the part of me that used to be love & light. I missed that spiritual high. I have it back now. Again, I'll be forever grateful.
There are many songs by other bands that have helped me in one way or another over 2005, but I have kept it down to the ones that have had the most impact.
EBM and Synthpop aren't just 'bleepy shit', they're life altering, soul connecting, meaningful tunes. And even the ones that are kick arse for being kick arse sake, they're still kick arse! And some, like Combichrist, make me want to do very naughty things to my soulmate. >:o)
December 19 Alyssa Milano The 5' 3'' Italian born in Brookyln, New York in 1972, is noted as one of the most popular child actors of all-time. Played Tony Danza's daughter on the TV series "Who's The Boss" from 1984-1992. Also starred on Melrose Place for 1997-98 seasons. Currently she is one of the stars of the very popular show "Charmed". She was and still is the 1-800-Collect girl. Her favorite sport is Hockey, and she plays piano and flute.
Birthday's today: Lauren Petty, Kristy Swanson, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Jennifer Beals, Tim Reid, Reggie White, Zac Foley (EMF), Wendy Miles, Warren Sapp, Alvin Lee (10 Years After), Cicely Tyson, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Tom Gugliotta, Jake "The Snake" Plummer, Elaine Joyce, Robert Urich, Jessica Steen, Janie Fricke, Al Kaline, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Phil Ochs (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: will continue during the Holidays What music helped you get through 2005 and why?
Surprisingly enough, I would have to say I didn't buy 1 album this year, instead I stalked the college radio's all around the USA all day long at work and found that I:
1. Hate the Decemberists and hate their band name 2. Really like Wolf Parade despite the fact that they are Canadians 3. Can't believe Bright Eyes has put out so many albums that make me wanna puke 4. Can't name one really good ol rock n roll band that came out this year off the top of my head 5. Wish the DJ's weren't so monotone but glad they don't sound like classic rock DJ's
I don't really think I answered your question, so I guess I would go with Wolf Parade's apologies to the Queen Mary because I'm still not sick of the songs they play on the radio and they totally surprised me with a nice ambiant record.
*Trish, yes you did. And, damn good I might add.-JL
Hope you enjoy the best o' holiday seasons, and a great year in '06!
Best, Tom Hollywood California www.myspace.com/switters I rediscovered Tenpole Tudor! Remembering bopping round to "Swords of a Thousand Men" at school discos really makes me smile!...aaah, takes me back to my youth....not that i ever grew up mind!!
*I know know why we connect so well. I used to play the shite out of TT back years ago. I will have to dig some up for my radio show.-JL
Sister Sarah Wirral United Kingdom www.myspace.com/stinglestick JL!!!!! First of all, a belated thank you for playing F&J for me last weekend, and thanks for the shout out! Following it up w/ Scatterbrain was great.
I hadn't heard "Don't Call Me Dude" in years!!!!! And of course MLB was wonderful as well. ANYHOO...music that got me thru 2005. Pretty much all of it, but at the moment two bands come to mind, one being Inkubus Sukkubus. Christians have their contemporary inspirational artists (Michael W. Smithand the like), but Inkubus Sukkubus is the Pagan equivalent to that, and songs like "Supernature", "Heartbeat of the Earth", and "Wytches" are very powerful and inspirational on a spiritual level for me.
SECONDLY, The Dresden Dolls has left a big impact on me this year as well. I just recently moved out of my g/f's house after a tumultuous 4 year relationship and I am learning how to be independent again and survive on my own and care for my two children. The Dresden Dolls' song "Good Day" has become my anthem and I will play it on the stereo at home and scream every line loudly and proudly! ("I'd like to do more than survive, I'd like to rub it in your face!"...etc.)
Earshot, even thought they didn't get the backing from Warner they deserved. I would have lost my mind without that album earlier this year after getting out of a horrible relationship it was my therapy.
Anyways, I think what you're doing for the music community in Phoenix is fantastic! We'll all keep trying to get it the recognition it derserves, someday soon it may just happen! KUPD rocks and is defintitely one of the best in the country, much better then the legendary KROQ! Can't wait to move back to Phoenix!
*Thanks Anglor, KUPD does rock. Good, when you move back, I will have another listener, :-) -JL
December 18 Christina Aguilera The popular pop singer was born on Staten Island, New York in 1980. She is bilingual, and is from an Irish and Ecuadorian decent. She sights some of her inflences as Etta James, and Billie Holiday. Her breakthrough hit was "Genie In A Bottle" back in 1999. Her concert rider demands various health foods, Flintstone chewable vitamins, and soft drinks, Coca Cola or Nesquick. No Pepsi for Christina. She has two Papillon dogs, Chewy and Stinky.
Birthday's today: Katie Holmes, Naomi Lang, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Steve Austin, Ray Liotta, Trish Status, Steven Spielberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael J. Moocock, Bryan "Chas" Changler (The Animals), Rob Van Dam, DMX, Joe Randa, Barrie Chase, Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe), Ken Foreman (Thrashing Doves), Leonard Maltin, Elliott Easton (Steinberg -Cars), Sam Andrew (Big Brother & The Holding Company)
Okay, don't listen to radio much, there's way too much news on, I mean every half hour, really, is that necessary? But I always switch on for the Nigel Pearce show. He's on in the morning's when I take the kids to school and his slogan is "I'd rather be pearced off than pearced on" (say it fast) and that's what he does. He's hilarious only because he dares to say what others won't, and he's got a really infectious laugh and always puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.
*Betz, as I wrote you in an e-mail back...I sincerely am grateful for you at least listening to my show, which I admit is odd and way out there. Having said that, you are the greatest testimony for what I am trying to acheive now, and my entire career. To be creative, innovative, and not stand still. Since I began in radio in 1982, and as a known pioneer for the alternative format, which is today, by no means alternative, to reinvent myself again for the umpteenth time, makes it all worth it. You are the listener that at least has an open mind, so I thank you so much.- JL
Ps. I also thank you for getting my lazy ass to call old friend David Ellifson (F5-x-Megadeth), and yes, he will be calling in live tonight on my show. So thanks for the nudge :-)
December 17 Milla Jovovich Whenever someone asks me who are the hottest women, for some reason I always forget to mention Milla. So I will atone for that now. Milla is one the hottest women on earth. And to think she went to High School with another one of my fave's Christina Applegate puts me in another state of mind.-LOL Milla, born in 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union (now the Ukraine), began modeling at the tender age of 9. Her fame began with "Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis, even though she had done film before. Now with the success of both "Resident Evil" films, is preparing to do "Resident Evil: Afterlife" for 2006. The 5' 8' beauty is the international spokesmodel for L'Oreal products.
Birthday's today: Giavoni Ribisi, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Eugene Levy, Emma Laaksonen, Barry Livingston, Bill Pullman, Art Neville, Albert King, Jim Bofanti (Rasperries), Mark Gane (M+M), Giulla Boschi, Paul Rodgers (Bad Compnay), Nick Dinsmore, Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley & The Wailers), Ernie Hudson, Simon Bates, Wes Studi
~The Human Value's Hiram, TuRu, and my son/sidekick Russell, taken this morning during my radio show "The Lopsided World Of L" on 98 KUPD, Phoenix, Arizona.~
After doing a Winter Tour of Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, and San Francisco...they drove all the way from San Francisco yesterday to do the radio show today. I give them a lot of credit. Thank you to both.
December 16 Miranda Otto Born in 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is the daughter of Australian actor Barry Otto. Miranda should be familiar to you. Besides being in the new version of "War Of The Worlds" (which she was pregnant while filming), she played 'Eowyn" for all you hobbit fans. She was in "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King", and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers". She has also been in "Flight Of The Phoenix", and almost 30 other films. She gave up a medical career for acting.
Birthday's today: Valerie Chow, Elayne Boosler, Bill Hicks, Maruschka Detmers, Sylvi, Wendy Doolan, William "Refrigerator" Perry, Benjamin Bratt, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Gail Harris, Stephen Bochco, Liv Ullman, Paul Van Dyk, Liane Foley, Frida Hallgren, Mika Kikuchi, Christina Cabot, Lesley Stahl, Ben Cross, Melanie Smith, Filip Bolluyt,
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Who'sMike Peer? LOL
Holly Hutchison IL Sistema, CEO Artist Management/A&R Executive 732.978.0160 cell 615.872.5252 alternate #/fax 8163 Stewarts Ferry Parkway Nashville, TN 37214
Lots of people do nice stuff nearly all the time. Little things, you know just things like friends ringing asking how things are going when your not feeling so good that makes you feel like there are people who care. Lots and lots of little things that people take for granted. My seven and eight year old coming in from the garden with a bunch of "flowers" they've picked just for mummy ...when really their mummy's weeds!!! Life can be so hectic we dont stop to count all the little good things people do that all add up to make big things to make you feel better. x x x
Dolly Bobbins Merthyr, Tydfil, United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
*Dolly, what a great attitude. *Smiles* to you.-JL
Doesn't get any more real than this... how about what I've been spending every single minute of my time on since we last spoke? We will be officially getting the word out in January about this but I just couldn't resist your tempting offer to speak up about anything....so here it is.
Kissing Violet. Kissing Violet is my new band. Kissing Violet is David Vaughn and Jay Hood from Purple Planet fame, Devon Glenn former member of Buckcherry (the hugely successful rock act), and fronted by Emily Carlstrom (she had a singles deal on Universal for a time before she joined forces with us).
I simply can't wait for you and everyone else to hear this stuff. It's magic. It's quite simply the band I've always wanted to have.
The work ethic, the talent and the triple X factor all in one. You will be among the first to hear it.
Have a great holiday season! Best,
David Vaughn Kissing Violet Los Angeles California
Hi Jonathan, i've just finished checking out your site. Admittedly, I do sign on every morning to see what's happening before leaving for work, I really have to say that I LOVE what others have to say.
I am a self confessed blabber mouth (around people who make me comfortable) and it rocks to see/read about peoples lives/opinions from all over the world.
Am sincerely sorry you were not having "funtimes" with that Mike dude...perhaps I should ask him "carrot up the ass anyone?"
I may have only known you for a few short weeks, but your an awesome person, and the empathy you have towards others be it musicians, or hobbits like myself *giggles* can be felt through reading your words.
I suppose, some people have permanent "foot and mouth disease".
I like who you are. You are real and whole with a huge heart. I guess certain people can't see past the HARDOUTKICKASSROCKING exterior named Jonathan.
If it were at all possible, I'd rock on over with some mates, a few bottles of bourbon and vodka and have some hardout funtimes.
Could be me, but ABSOLUTE & JD's seems to be a requirement for such occasions. With that being said, I hope your week is drawing to a smooth finish.
Smiles and hugs for the remainder of the day/night
The above is one of the sweetest communications I've gotten. Billie, you and I have connected in only a few weeks as you stated. You are AWESOME!! What I love about you, and I've told you this before. I can close my eyes and hear you talk. It always makes me smile. -JL :)
Now let's get to something that some of you might have recieved, and is probably the real dark side of myspace. This person has 1 friend listed, and it's our friend Tom, who is basically myspace.
hello, I'm Sandra from Danville Pennsylvania, I'm 29 years old 5''7 inchs tall,dark hair, brown eyes. I was brought up in an orphanage.
I went to college back in Danville where I got a degree in nursing and I work with the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
I have been in love before, but with the wrong guy, that's why i am here in Africa. I ended up here just because of love, 2 months ago, I came here with the with the man who claimed to love me so much, he is an African american.
When we got here, he left me the night before the day to see his parents.He went away with all that I had and left me with nothing. Right now as I am writing u this letter, I have been thrown out of the hotel where we lodged because I could no longer pay the bills.
I was beaten up on the streets and found myself in the hospital. The doctor has refused to to give me back my travel passport insisting that I must pay the hospital bills before he would give it back to me.
If there is a way u can help me call the Doctor and talk to him, I would be very glad and I promise to leave here as soon as he gives the passport back to me.
I don't mind coming to you if that is ok by you. Thanks for reading this and I hope to hear from u soon.
* I did not accept this person. As you read this, is this for real? It's hard to want to help someone, who has no information on her page, and is asking for money. Scam, or not a scam? That is the question. You tell me.- JL
The following is a back and forth e-mail from someone who found me somehow...and did not ask to be accepted. If he did I wouldn't have anyway. The above graphic just appeared days after I asked why no picture. He gets the last words.
Like I said, angels are invisible, I hear sound coming from your pages, and its dross, play some music with meaning, some chords dude, not American schoolboy dross. music used to mean some thing.
----------------- Original Message ----------------- From: Jonathan L Date: Dec 10, 2005 9:31 PM
What are you talking about?????
If you are slamming me personally, then be more intelligent and explain where you are going with this. I'm not a musician, I host and program two radio shows-- so you are not making any sense.
btw--put a face on your page...so we can see who you are
----------------- Original Message ----------------- From: black--angel Date: Dec 10, 2005 1:26 PM
Was listening to your kinda music man, and u ain't the man. It sure is dross, it sounds like an m&m retake with even less sense and more self indulgence. when is music gonna talk again. Think. angel-- rocks
*He has every right to his opinion. This was in relation to my having Aldo Rox on my page for a couple of days as my song. The only interesting thing about him is his page. Go read it and and you will understand him better. It's pretty funny from a 35-year old proffessed snot. I understand dodgy, but will one of my British friends explain to me what "dross" means please? -JL
Hi guyz and gallz, How many of u out there think that Ville Valo is the sexiest guy on the planet. He is so sexy, he just oozzzzes sex appeal and koolness. All genders want him!
Wow! I almost fell over when I heard your familiar voice on the radio awhile back. Took me right back to driving back from Bartlett Lake Sunday nights back in '89. And you're still the shit playing the coolest alternative underground music!
I hit "send" too quickly before I could finish up with a big WELCOME BACK!!!
*Tracy, thank you, it makes me feel good that you still appreciate what I am doing, although I would say it's more Rock N' Roll than alternative, but because the musicis mostly unknown, yes, it could be considered underground. Cool, glad you are listening!-JL
Hi Jonathan !!
I thought about for choosing a subject, and I think that my wish is good explained on my bio.
And, the title would be "Please sign my bandLAMIA CROSS !!!"
Well, I was born in Tokyo, Japan. My parents wanted to make me global people, so I started to learning English when I was 6. And when I entered to GAKUSHUIN (ex. Royal education) Girl�s High school, I found the pleasure to learn French. In 1995, After grad fac. Economical Science of GAKUSHUIN University, I left my country to live in Paris.
I couldn�t stay in Japan, where the people thinks something but say anything. The uniformity is everywhere, always governed by fucking corrupt capitalists.
In 1996, I started to write few songs with Fab (we met in �93) , and his brother Ludovic (G. Lead) joined us two years later. That was the first formation of the band. One day, I saw a documentary movie about HIROSHIMA on a French/German channel. I said �I can do something for sensitize people about this terrible consequence of A-bomb�, then my first lyrics of �HIROSHIMA �ce jour l�-� was born. In Japanese�it�s called �ANO-HI� (That Day). The recording was realized in Tokyo, in summer 1998 , but at that time, the subject was a taboo in Japanese society, so we�re Rejected !!
Also, this year made me different: I had my first daughter (and the second in 2000) I came back in Music scene in 2004. Druid, new lead guitar joined us in 29/10/2004, on my birthday. I scouted him in a Caf� bar, and met Dee Links, free producer who helped us to make our first pre-mix, and who learned me a several tech. for composing and a current vocal direction. Now, we have two musical directions, the one is for French market with French lyrics and Heavy/Rock sounds, the other is for international market with english lyrics and heavy/electro sounds.
By the way, I�ve worked as an Producer Assistant in a Japanese TV spot production in Paris for 8 years. (I left Japan, but my ex. Boss was a man of pure old Japanese education�macho!) It was last year he�s discharged me (No project, No money, No job)
So now, it became very serious to find a label for my band. I hope it before April 2006, if not��� You can find my band�s page http://www.lamia-cross.com
We talk more than I post on your site. Don't know why, just never get around to it. BUT open forum?!!? I can't pass that up and I think you know what I'm gonna talk about. I GOTTA spread the word of rock's best kept secret.
WHY they're still a secret? I have no idea. They are 32Leaves. Find them at www.myspace.com/32leaves and www.32leaves.com. They're a great new band from Phoenix. Their debut album, "Welcome To The Fall", just hit stores. It's easily one of my favorite albums of the year, just can NOT stop listening to it. When listening they bring to mind bands like A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Failure and Dredg. Please go check them out, that way you can be a cool kid and say you heard them before they were huge.
December 15 Helen Slater 1984's "Supergirl" put Slater's face on the map. She actually did some of her own stunts in the film. Born in 1963 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York. Born real name Helen Schlater. Also has appeared in over 25 movies. Her best friend is actress Helen Hunt, and she co-founded the New York based Theatre Group "The Naked Angels" with fellow actress Gina Gershon. Helen enjoys singing and playing piano. She has recorded three albums.
Birthday's today: Paul Siminon (The Clash, Havana 3AM), Molly Price, Ami Kawai, Rodney Bingenheimer, Claire Driver, Joe Jordan, Annie Pujol, Garrett Wang, Art Howe, Viviane Victorette, Dave Clark (Dave Clark 5), Christiana Oliveira, Adriana Esteves, Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes), Don Johnson, Melanie Chartoff, Carmine Appice, Mo Vaughn, Sin-Hye Hwang, Teresa May, Marlene & Valerie Assman, Alex Cox
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Hi Jonathan, Of course I remember! Nice to hear from you. There is a newalbum coming out in mid-February, so perhaps you can contact the US label, In The Red Records (intheredrecords.com) to arrange an interview. They are setting up stuff now.
We are shortly off to Europe to tour but certainly they can slot in a time.
All the best to you and thanks for your continued support,
*Sparks in European Tour (mark it on your calendar)
Feb 12 2006 7:00P Glasgow, Scotland, The Academy Glasgow Feb 13 2006 7:30P Gateshead, England, The Sage Gateshead Feb 15 2006 7:30P Salford, England, Lowry Salford Feb 16 2006 7:30P Leicester, England, De Montfort Hall Leicester Feb 18 2006 7:00P London, England, The Forum London Feb 20 2006 8:00P Fabrik. HAMBURG, GERMANY Hamburg, GERMANY Feb 21 2006 8:00P Paradiso. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Feb 23 2006 8:00P S�dra Teatern. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Stockholm, SWEDEN Feb 24 2006 8:00P S�dra Teatern. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Stockholm, SWEDEN Feb 26 2006 8:00P B2. MOSCOW, RUSSIA Moscow, RUSSIA Feb 27 2006 8:00P B2. MOSCOW, RUSSIA Moscow, RUSSIA
I for one, do not care where Mike Peer goes. I am sure he will be fine. He always does! Once he is there, we'll all know!
Speaking of Mike Peer - Austin TX. What I am wondering is if it does any good for a band on a small label to play at SXSW. Is it worth the costs? Thoughts?
Christian Unruh China Shop Records
*Christian, sure it's worth it, so long as you make the greatest effort to get people in the room to see YOUR band among the thousands that are playing all over the city for 4 days. So baiscally it's your money and energy that can make it worth it. Keep in mind, people are being tugged in every direction. -JL
Who the hell is Mike Peer then?
John Dixon Tempe Arizona
*Johnny, not important to know who he is. Doesn't affect your world. -JL
I must confess I don't really listen to the radio much, although I occasionally listen to BBC Radio 2 on a Saturday morning for the Jonathan Ross show. I have music playing every day, though & most of music I like is not played on Englishradio stations as a rule, as most is underground punk & ska.
Happy: Still have a job in radio where it still doesn't feel like a job.
Pissed Off: Arm-Chair Philosophers who with no actual hands-on experience rely on bullshit & distraction to "win" arguments.
Happy: This past weekend in SF @ Live 105's Not So Silent Night & in Sacto at my station's KWOD,Politically Correct Non-Denominational Holiday Ho-Down. Saw Death Cab For Cutie for the first time- BELIEVE the hype. MorningwoodROCKED with a replacement drummer.
Pissed Off: That I'm only 6 months into my first long-distance relationship & that I'm having a hard time being positive about it.
Happy: That I'm only 6 months into my first long-distance relationship & that my Boomer & I are still way into each other.
Pissed Off: That there are people in this industry who have attitudes that REALLY need ENEMAS. And that they should count their luckyLUCKY stars that they're as blessed as they are.
Happy: That I hold no grudges.
Pissed Off: That my brother has been gone for 19 years & I miss him so much.
Happy: My family rules. I am still the luckiest kid on earth.
Jonathan- thanks for the open forum...Needed to vent. Best of this mad season to you!
Rubin (1/2 of Rubin & Sims) Mornings on KWOD 2.0 @ 106.5 FM SACTO!
I think for the forum idea, I would like to be able to find out what the public nowadays feel about our Queen of Rock...Janis Joplin. Do they know who she truly was, what she and her clan represented, there feelings about her and that era..etc.
I'd just like to take this opportunity to wish you & everyone out there happy & healthy Holidays. Since there are way too many things to rant & rave about in general, I would only hope that everyone in the Music Biz gets back to focusing more on the MUSIC. The world will be a better place for it!
December 14 Beth Orton One fine singer. Beth was born in 1970 in Norfolk, England. She has had a number of her songs in films. Also, has appeared in a couple of films as a singer. Most notable, "Vanilla Sky", and "Monster". Her acting consists of playing the role of 'Rocket' in "Southlander" in 2001.
Birthday's today: Tisha Dabber, Eva Mattes, Tiffany Paul, Dee Wallace Stone, Craig Biggio, Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Lee Remick, Vicki Michelle, TK Carter, Spider Satcy (The Pougues), Vijay Amritraj, Bill Buckner, Chelsea Noble, Michael Ovitz, Patty Duke, Billy Koch, Mike Scott (Waterboys), Lester Bangs (R.I.P.)
OPEN FORUM WEEK: Say want you want, it's YOUR forum!
State of the smart! (For you sensitive one�s, smart-ass)
Let me start by saying, I haven�t written anything in a while. Why? Probably because I had nothing really to say, and watching all of you amaze me. You are all terrific.
When I began thiswebsite a little over a year ago, it was perceived by others as an industry (music) site. I tried over and over to get across my point that it was re-e-e-e-ally a site for people to communicate, including myself, and for people to reconnect with others that they haven�t been in touch with for a period of time.
I�d like to think that was accomplished to some degree. Each week I e-mail about 1,100 e-mails with questions of the week to you (not myspace peeps), and over the past year I received maybe a core of 60 people that would respond either each week or at least often. Thank you for being there and being involved.
But, I wasn�t satisfied, so I joined myspace on October 25, and all of a sudden the site becomes global with just plain good folks who like to communicate. Which was my original idea. I didn�t want the site to be so niche, that I have to depend on a small group of people.
The purpose is still about music, pop culture and whatever is on people�s mind.
THE INDUSTRY Part Uno
Now let�s get to music industry at large. Due to the investigations and stupidity on the major record label's part, and radio being greedy and illegal in their practices also as much as the labels�the industry fucking sucks! There are more people out of work then ever, and the ones that still have jobs will eventually lose theirs. I stopped promoting records a couple of weeks after going back to radio. Thank God!
Warning, be prepared when that day comes. Ask Stu Bergen and Mike Peer, and others if they thought that they would be out of a job? At holiday time also.
Which now brings up something that I say with no bitterness or anger, but I know many of you pecker heads will say I am. I�m not, but hey if you disagree with what�s about to follow, either piss off, or write me an e-mail which I will publish and respond to. I doubt you will, because most of you that read the website are voyeurs. You like watching, but won�t participate. I only know this from so many persons over the past year that have told me they absolutely go to the site often, yet admit they haven�t answered any of my e-mails, and they can�t say why.
As most of you know I�ve been involved with the music industry and entertainment industry since 1974. In all those years I have been humiliated and disrespected a few times. Everyone has at one or a few times in his or her careers too. Comes with the territory.
One will always stand out as I reflect at this holiday time of the year, which I�ve been out of work during the toughest time of any year, on at least 3 occasions.
It�s difficult trying to enjoy one�s self when you have to sit out November, December, and January.
Over the past few weeks, I have been asked on at least almost a dozen times by people On the phone, e-mail, or instant messaging, �oh, where do you think Mike Peer is going to end up?�
For those of you who truly know me, I am so incredibly passionate with compassion for people out of work, and even when I�m not personally happy with my situation, have gone out of my way to help others get a gig or at least help sooth the pain.
Mike Peer. I have no compassion for you. You are the number one pang I get when I think of how an ego the size of Dallas makes one think that they are so up there looking down, act in a manner which you did to me back in 2001. During the fucking holiday's when I was out of work.
The only defense I can conjure up for your defense is that WE are all guilty. You label's, and trade publication's help build up people. I won�t deny it; I was part of that process when at Album Network for 6+ years. I�ll also admit to before that throughout my radio career, I was built up too. See, we all have ego�s, especially in radio, It�s how we handle it is where the line is drawn.
As I said, Mike�finally I have to admit that with you there is no compassion from me to you. For all I care is you can either skate by and get a great gig or end up in Podunk, anywhere USA. This is not dredging up the past. It is to make a point to you and others. You are out of work right now during the holiday's.
Here, untouched is an e-mail between Peer and I from May 2002. This will make all of you understand what compassionless people can be like during the holiday season. *His response is above my e-mail
"Peer, Mike" <email@example.com> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert To: "Jonathan L" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Jonathan L Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 09:32:02 -0400
thank you for the e-mail...but unfortunately, not interested in discussing it any further
-----Original Message----- From: Jonathan L [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:46 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Jonathan L
For all the years we've known each other, I'm saddened that you won't respond to my phone messages. I've been trying to clear the air between us, but you won't afford me the opportunity. In our last conversation at the end of 2001, when I called you about your award, you were very cold to me, and made me feel like your unhappiness about not being included in "the Super heros" mag was directly my fault. You have no idea what I went through last year. Not your problem, I know, but because I couldn't say anything that would get me in further trouble with my company, I had to take it like the fall guy. That was hard for me.
Whether you were aware or not- I didn't leave that company on my own accord. I was let go just a few days after our conversation. I hope you should never have to be out of work during the holidays. It wasn't the first time for me in my career. It's not fun.
You have no idea why. That much you should know. Currently I'm doing great, and I hope you are also.
Bottom line...be the man and call me so we can clear the air once and for all.
===== Jonathan L. Promotions/Consulting 3842 Shannon Road Los Angeles, Ca 90027 (P) 323-662-4955 (F) 323-662-4994 (C) 213-819-9393 (AIM) jonathanLmania (email) email@example.com
THE INDUSTRY Part deux
Now, let me let all you record label people know, that you have finally turned me to the �dark side�. You label people always, and I mean always complain that radio people won�t play your music and you need to sell records. I fully understand the concept. We play the music, and you hopefully sell CD�s etc.
Many of you have not updated mailing lists, or at least try and find people that might play your music. As alternative radio is dead as a concept, it is just another heavily consulted format in most markets. Alternative, modern rock, etc are obsolete. Just my opinion. "It's only Rock N' Roll and I like it"...now. Period.
By the way, as I have galloped through 17 weeks back on-air, programming and hosting, now two shows, ratings are up. Frankly that�s all I care about.
The station being happy, and most important my listeners are entertained and keep coming back. So the �dark side� is a reference to the fact that I really don�t need your music. I have music and will find ways to continue to find and come up with music that my audience wants to hear.
I am not on-air to break your latest singles.
I am on-air to entertain and maybe break a band here and there.
Might sound snotty to YOU, but sit back for a moment and reflect upon why someone like myself and many others in radio feel the same. Why does the guy in Auburn not have the latest music from some of you big-ass labels? I could go on. But, all of you are concerned what KROQ in Los Angeles are doing anyway, so it�s pointless.
�It�s only Rock N� Roll, and I like it �
*Note 1: I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Warner Brothers, Universal, and EMI have put me on their mailing lists. I thank and respect you for that.
*Note2: Today I went out and bought two older HIM CD�s. My audience loves that band, a rare import of The Chameleons, A rare Ministry remix album �Twitched�, the new KMFDM, and ordered a Big Black, Die Laughing, and The Sound CD�s.
The showmust go on-lol- Jonathan L
Hello Jonathan, It's Kat here- from myspace. I have attached a few links of my artwork, and if you are happy I would love to show my ebay stuff. I show in several galleries, and have returned to art full time after having my children. Most is abstract, or tongue in cheek- although I studied fine arts. I do this for the love of it... I told my husband today that a coke habit would be cheaper to maintain...a shoe fetish, even. Times are tight in the world of art.
Just recieved my grades, and after being out of school for sixteen years I've got a 3.0 GPA in my first semester in college. I'm headed back to New Orleans in a week, so if anyone down there needs a hand, don't hesitate to hit me up.
I don't think KKND is back on the air yet, and I've already e-mailed Sig and once I get back down there I'll get in touch with him again and see if there is anything I can do to help them get back on the air. Congrats on the new gig! It seems as though you are streaming your show, seeing as you've got tons of fans from Europe and elsewhere around the world writing in, keep up the jams. Tell Jeanette I said hi and I'll give you a call before Christmas.
Erm... getting that poor sweet guy from a fanzine to drink a can (Tennants extra empty can) of my warm piss...needless to say, he never did write about my band The Death and Beauty Foundation! Have I done this right? Love silly, xxxxx
Val Denham United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
"Where have all the good times gone?"
Victor Lentini Chicago local Universal Records
*Dunno Victor, I thought there were some good things left. I guess according to your response there are none. Oh well. -JL
December 13 Amy Lee The lead singer/composer of Evanescence was born in Riverside, California in 1981, and her family moved around a bit til they ended up in Little Rock, Arkansas. The bands album "Fallen" has sold over 6 million copies, world- wide. Amy has appeared on TV a bunch and has songs that she sings in a few movies. She has a kitten named Zero, and among her favorite musicians, Tori Amos, NIN, Coldplay, Bjork, and Nirvana.
Birthday's today: Suzie Dunn, Leyna Nguyen, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Ted Nugent, Tom Verlaine, Dick Van Dyke, Wendy Mallick, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Ferguson Jenkins, Lou Adler, Steve Forbet, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers), Chelsea Hertford, Christie Clark, Matt LeCroy, Karen Witter, Charles Oakley, Paula Wilcox, Cynthia Khan,
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Hi Jonathan, Thanks for your message. I'm here to network and hopefully get some really good friends too.
I pretty much have the same thinking here on Myspace as in my real life ...that I don't need to have hundreds and hundreds of friends, I think the quality of those I have and the friendship we have is much more important. And it's easier to stay in touch with a few than too many :-)
I'm new here on myspace so I haven't tried IM yet but I will for sure.
I only care about myself right now. I had my tonsils out, which is no fucking picnic when you are old like me. My throat looks like I ate a hand grenade. Thank god for Lortab. And, I wish my family would stop sending me religious cards.
They know I don't believe in "GOD", so why keep sending me shit like that?? Now, back to the popsicles and Lortab. Did I mention Lortab?? :)
Lisa Biello Program Director WHRL Albany New York
Hi Jonathan, Well I've been thinking about a subject and here is mine.
I had some diffeculties by me been on myspace, my boyfriend is very jalous and we almost broke up over it.
Jalousy can be good to a sertan extant , but when it gets to much its like poison!!
What makes someone jalous is it that they are not confedent and see other man/woman as a threat?
Well, I can`t relate to that at all! If you have a loving partner and a good relationship nothing can come between that...cause you trust each other..to me that`s how it shut be!
It is absurt to need to think about how you can talk to and how not just to eas your partner.
The fact that my partner and i have a different nationalety and we have a age gap of 10 years (I`m 35, he is 26) can be the only anwser to why he is jalous to me.
*Note: I did not edit this, because I felt the verbage is right, and although the spelling is not in places...so what...it's cool that you can almost hear Kitty saying this. Awesome Kitty, and I hope your younger man will get over his jealousy. He needs to, otherwise you will have go your own ways. -JL
I have no idea what this means, but I made this discovery during my radio show last night. Jarod (my producer) was reading a news story about Prince's next album, "3121", and I started to wonder about some sort of deeper meaning behind that number.
The first two albums to come to mind were Prince's"1999" and Rush's"2112". While Jarod was reading the story, I did some calculations:
3121 - 1999 = 1122
3121 - 2112 = 1009
1122 + 1009 = 2131
Did I stumble onto a great secret or is it just an interesting coincidence?
If nothing else, it makes for a good puzzle.
David Sadof High Fidelity, 97.5 FM KFNC Houston Texas
Hi Jonathan, just a quick msg to say I've bookmarked your site - which is fab by the way!!!
Hi Jonathan! First off, I feel like such a flake because I never sent in my weirdest concert experience and I know I suck for that. I don't know what my problem is lately, but if it's still a part of your site I'll go on and submit it sometime.
Second, I never congratulated you for getting Larry's old spot! It sucks to see him leave, however I am really happy for him and it's cool that we'll get to hear you in his place...since you were always his mentor, it's fitting. Oh, and now we all have another reason to visit Vegas: hang with Larry! Whoo-hoo!
Lastly, I just wanted to let you know that I forwarded your profile to a local band called My Darling Murder. You may or may not have heard of them yet; they formed last year so are fairly new and unsigned. I finally got out to see a show of theirs recently, and I enjoyed them so much! I told them earlier this evening that I would forward your page to them so you will probably hear from them tomorrow. I hope you like their sound. They already have an impressive local following here so I know people would be happy to hear them on one of your shows! I of course didn't make any promises, just told them that I'd tell you how much I like them. So I hope you do!
*Thanks Trisha. Yes, let's all coverge on Larry once he gets settled. I will give the band you mentioned a listen when they send a CD.- JL
People don't read anymore.
We're a new company not hobbyists. The difference is own cash, long hours & dedication to try and help new music get EXPOSURE. No catches, no deviousness, just trying to gain a reputation from a positive prospective for unsigned artists from all genres. This is why we GIVE FREE websites to artists worldwide.
If it wasn't for myspace I would not have met some great talent and increased my profile, that's a fact. Not to mention having found a great guy who dedicates a whole show to new music.
So it amazes me when I e-mail individuals who haven't got a clue about what we do here at POGO even several e-mails down the line. WAKE UP PEOPLE you need as much exposure as possible. And, where I come from, if it's FREE and can help ... GRAB IT GRATEFULLY!
50% of whether you make it in the industry is about right attitude and attention to detail.
Read the fucking small print you lazy bastards!!!
Jonathan ..we at POGO get a kick out of all the new music you play on your show.
You can publish this on your forum... to shake things up a little, but maybe I need to send some pictures to get the message across
*Shelley and Terry, I do believe you got point across, I don't think pictures are needed. :-) -JL
December 12 Bridget Hall A 5 ' 10" super model, who began modeling at the age of 10. She left Springdale, Arkansas, where was born in 1977, for New York City at age 14 for the Ford Modeling Agency. Hall has appeared on over top fashion magazines. She has done a little TV and film work. An avid snowboader, and a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboy's football team.
Birthday's today: Jennifer Connelly, Missy Francis, Sheila E, Kirk Cameron, Tatiana, Mayim Winkleman, Holly Gagnier, Tracy Austin, Dickie Betts (Allman Brothers Band), Bruce Kuliek (KISS), Mike Pinder (Moody Blues, Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull), Hank Wiliams III, Neil Pert (Rush), Sheree Wilson, Chris Mullen, Honor Blackman, Connie Francis, Ana Alice Ortiz, Buford Pusser (R.I.P.), Frank Sinatra (R.I.P.)
OPEN FORUM WEEK BEGINS:
Hi, long time, hope your well . I totally agree all I seem to get is pervs asking me to call them, like I have nothing better to do with my time. I'm here as an artist who appreciates other people who are in this industry how the hell do these pervs get through, there should be a barrier, I mean getting naked pictures of some strangers d_ _ _ is not what I want to see. I get so peeded of with it, fed up of having to block people all the time, that's my say.
Anyhow on a lighter note been tuning in when I can and loving it, I'm off recording for a month abroad so I wish u a happy Christmas and new year! Take care x
Sonja Scarborough, United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
*This in regards to a post I put up about how much bullshit there is on myspace.com Of course there is a lot of good too. Nice to see a response though. Happy Holiday's Sonja-JL
In this day and age and in this world of me me me, I have seen heartache and greed take everything of these holidays. So with that being said ...
This is the time of year for gathering of friends, family and peace. So instead of yelling about what you didn't get, be thankful for what you do have. For me I am thankful for my friends and aquaintences. I am thankful for my health, and I am thankful to be able to see another day in this world. I have lived through tragedy and pain and have survived a disease that takes most women by storm. So for me life is precious and something not to be taken light heartedly.
My heart goes out to the troops not making it home. I hope and wish for their safe return so next year they can enjoy and cherish their family and friends. I hope for everyone out there that they find what they are wanting. I hope for everyone to see the true meaning of this holiday in any religion that they choose to practice.
Most of all I hope that those who read this take the time to reflect on themselves and what they can do unselfishly to give someone, somewhere, something to bring hope and joy in their lives.
There are 2 subjects what I would like to promo to. My Dutch Fansite of Boy George and a friend of mine. A Dutch look a like of Boy George. --------------------------------------------- The Dutch Fansite of Boy George --------------------------------------------- This is fansite of Boy George And it's for the biggest part in Dutch with a tough of English, because it has become public.
I made this site for all the Dutch and Belgium Boy George fans ,though other fans are welcome to. In this site you will find Biography's, a Forum, a Photo Album, WallPapers and some Poetry. I'm running this site/forum for almost 2 years now Click here at the banner of my website.
------------------------------------------------------- The Dutch Boy George (look-a-like) ------------------------------------------------------- Biography of The Dutch Boy George (click on photo)
This look-a-like of Boy George appears exactly like Boy George. And even his voice sounds particularly enough like him.
This Imitation-act had begun in 1985 and after 2 years he changed into a "LIVE" Song-act.
In 1987 he get through the Final of the "Henny Huisman Sound Mix Show". After that there were a follow several of performing in disco�s. Also in a show at a amusement park "SlagHaren" with Danny de Munck and even a tour of 2 Months in Spain along the South-East coast. And he did even some TV appearances on the Dutch TV, which among like Call-TV, the Karin Bloemen show and the Nachtsuite.
It seems quiet unique that the Dutch Boy George not just appear like the real Boy George, but even his voice sounds like him.
He did get singing lessons by Margriet Eshuys at training of the foundation Conamus. Even his perfect appearance he one�s it to Endemol and HMG (RTL4, RTL5 and Yorin) where he is working as an Professional visas. (Make-up).
In a act of approximately 20 minutes, he sings the most known songs from the 80's of the band Culture Club and he shows the glamour of the radiation of the glam disco. Because of this he is qualified to perform at 80's parties, business parties and Disco's
Ok... interesting point of view. I joined myspace because some teenage nieces I have in NY, so to keep in touch and so on... I did it. After a while I found out there was more than teenagers around here, and a good spot for my visual work, then a good place to keep updated my journal and writings, and finally, once again the same word, I have myspace to live a continuous catharsis.
I have been an observer and learn from everything I see, just like in real life the only difference is that "online" things happen faster, in a shorter period of time, but emotions and attitudes are the same than the offline life.
And, it amazes me to be able to see it so clear specially because in real life is more complicated to have the whole vision of the whole picture being part of it, as you know is one of the things humans couldn�t get over around their 3 years old when trying to realize who is who and that we are individuals apart from others and cut the bloody symbiosis we continue living for the rest of our lives. I don�t know if it makes sense or not.
The thing is that I use myspace to practice and exercise my relationship with the other, to understand "the other", work on my emotions if there are some, (an ex boyfriend is around myspace and it is difficult to avoid his presence), know myself through "the other" and so on. No conclusions but so far I see so much necessity around... so much. I do not expect anything from anyone in myspace because just to work on myspace site, to project the environment I am in the mood that day, to design the background, to update the images of my work this week, to take time to find the rightmusic according to my "today" circumstances, update my blurbs. All this is spending and investing creative time with myself, like taking care of myself, and just because that is worth it.
If I contact interesting people even better!!! If not... I really don�t think about any "if not". It is not easy though to find interesting people but this is not just at myspace,that is everywhere. Used to care about it. Now I just care about nourishing relationships.
I usually accept all the friends requests and if couple of weeks later there is no story to talk about, I delete them. I rather the quality than the quantity.
I know everybody is expecting to be listened and viewed, which is fine, and me also, everybody! We all need "the other" acceptance. So, I have on my schedule, "time for my friends", that means take care of mailings and myspace friends, I do try always to read everybody's blog, fortunately not everybody writes blogs so that is an easy part (joke), leave a comment on their site or any bulleting posted.
I believe that if I give that would be the only way I would receive, probably the same. Probably not, it is one of the excercise this myspace catharsis is doing to me, so far. Let�s see what else happen.
*Mireya, you said a mouthful...yet somehow it all made sense. I love when you use the word catharsis, as I mentioned in e-mail to you. God bless you for opening up and saying what many won't. Have the best of holidays. -JL
Great! Maybe not very original, but...I get so tired from the bickering...;) here goes!
In this time of year, no matter what your political views are I want everyone to stop for a moment and think about our troops, overseas. Young and old, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, wives and husbands all alike. It is hard to have to miss them during the holidays with the fear that any day something might happen to them.
From Holland, with love and admiration for all that serve! And in particular for my love, who is coming home in February and I know he will be safe until then... I love you, my King ;)
*Leia, that was very sincere, and I wish you and your man, who returns soon the best of everything.-JL
Hey Jonathan, that was cool. Thank you so much, I can't believe you picked "Lost". No one has played that song or payed any attention to it. That was my favorite, But I felt I didn't record it very well and the mix down of it was not the best so we always played "12 Hours", or taking for granted.
I'm happy you liked that song though. Rock on thank you again.
*Mikey, I just listen and what my ears tell me ends up on the radio. Sometimes the bands aren't happy with my choice of songs, but hey...we all hear music in a different way. I am happy you dug that my choice was mine. It did sound good on the air. -JL
December 11 Emma Ledden The woman who always wears black, was born 1977 in Cork, Ireland. She is an VH1 Europe VJ who does the "daily" and "weekly" editions. The British presenter also did the BBC's "Live and Kicking" from 1999-2000. Her favourite artists are Brandy, Stereophonics, and Jennifer Lopez.
Birthday's today: Nicki Sixx (Motely Crue), Teri Garr, Lynda Day George, Mos Def, Samantha Maloney (Hole), Donna Mills, Jermaine Jackson, Francisco Rodriquez, Anne Heywood, Rita Moreno, John Kerry, Yang Song, Tina Gayle, Bess Armstrong, David Gates (Bread), Jennifer Capps, Mary Gallagher, Christine Onasis, Nikki Benz, Ken Wahl, Ejo Elberg, Brenda Lee, Jay Bell, Rider Strong, Mo"Nique Imes-Jackson, Chris Wagganer, Dawn Steele, Anita Caprioli, Rebecca Grant
Jonathan, Having a hard time over here finding a DJ with our philisophy. If the UK doesn't know about you yet...give it 2 months and you won't know whats hit you!
We have a new venue for new music ( it's a great venue).
In Southend on Sea Essex. Every Sunday...all genres. It's in a night club that is relaunching as ZERO 6 and part of Essex County Hotel. It holds1000 capacity with stage and our sponsers, Professional Music Technology are providing equipment. Just confirming start date at the moment, probably February 2006.
I have a contact for you...Sky Music Channel (based in Southend). They relaunced last year and viewing figures are over 500,000 now. They are a channel just for unsigned artists. Maybe they could do a piece on you? Would you like their contact details? Do you want me to get them to contact you?
We had a meeting with them a month ago.. thinking of promoting POGO on their station and the new venue.
*Shelley, this sounds exciting for you and all the bands. As for me, I'd be flattered if if Sky Music Channel would like to chat with me live on-air over the phone. If they would like to, I will give you my number to pass on to them. Thanks for thinking of me. -JL
December 10 Nia Peeples Born in Hollywood, California. Her mother is an interesting mix of French, German, Filipino, and Spanish. Her father is caucasian. Nia is ia singer, songwriter, and a professional dancer. Although she has done numerous movies, she really can thank TV. Dhe was on "General Hospital" and truly made her mark on series "Fame". She was also a regular on Walker, Texas Ranger from 1999-2001.
Birthday's today: Jack Scalia, Susan Dey, John de Wolf, Frank Beard (Z.Z. Top), Gloria Loring, Paul Hardcastle, John J York, Summer Phoenix, Stacie B. Flood, Fionnula Flanagan, Tommy Kirk, Johnny Rodriquez, Burke Moses, Holly Witt, Ann 'So, Kristel Verbeke, Tisha Sterling, Chad Stuart (Chad and Jeremy), Rita Rani, Brian Molko (Placebo), Darren Berry, Kyoung-In Hong, Susanna Reid
Q of THE WEEK: (see last Sunday)
You know what the best thing is that someone can do without you asking for it. Give a big hug when you feel really sad, or just for no reason at all.
Touch is the most important of all the senses, without it we die. People should hug more.
It's something that keep's me moving on. It's at the end of a show...when I leave the stage and go out to meet people and they tell you who much they've liked. But, when someone older than me (40/50) comes out to me...it's great having someone with that life experience saying that they loved it.
Pedro elCigno Coimbra Portugal (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Body language sounds good to me. I like the body. I like the soul .
How many tattoo's? 5, mostly large. My back is fully covered, going down to my cheeks. Both shoulders and forearm, and my right leg fully covered.
I forgot my tongue piercing, but I did it years ago (1992)
And not finish yet. I love tattoo. I love the way it expresses itself. The way it moves, but I'm particularly attracted by Asian tattoo's. Japanese and Thai.
Dim Geneva/Krungthep, Vietnam (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Jonathan, Wow, quite the music history there on your website. Yes, I do remember you from back in the day on KUKQ. I didn't realize how much history you have though. That's awesome.
I'll keep checking back from time to time. Can't wait to check out your updates.
December 9 Felicity Huffman Huffman, born in Bedford, New York 1962, is the nuerotic Lynette Scavo on the hit TV Series "Desperate Housewives". She is married to actor William H. Macy, and they have two children. She has been in over 20 films, but "Housewives" is what is driving her newfound success. One of her idol's is Tina Turner.
Birthday's today: Jakob Dylan, John Malkovich, Kurt Angle, Dennis Dunaway, Don King, Michael Foster (Firehouse), Allison Smith, Karla Nelson, Dame Judi Dench, Beau Bridges, Joan Armatrading, Herman Finkers, Donnie Osmond, Chrstiane Jolissaint, Buck Henry, World B. Free, Dan Hicks, Kirk Douglas, Michael Dorn, Joshua Rudoy, Brad Savage, Victoria Shalet, Sylvia Kokomo, Joe Lando, Marietta Coleman, Dick Butkus, John Cassavettes (R.I.P.), Redd Foxx (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Sunday)
The most special thing is a nickname I have.
It's 'lovely' by my best pal in the world for Christmas, because I will be outta town, he got me perfume that's called Lovely. I dunno if that counts but it's special.
About 9 years ago, I was sitting at home with my son who was about 2, and it was the day before Xmas eve. We had just moved to Florida, and we didn't know anyone in our area. My husband and I were having great financial problems, and we didn't even have a Xmas tree...or any presents...or anything. It was totally depressing, and I felt so bad for my little boy. Suddenly there was a knock at the door, and when I opened it there were 2 big black garbage bags sitting there. I thought it was some kids playing a joke, putting their garbage at my door, but when I picked it up to bring it down to the trash, I noticed there was a Xmas tree inside, as well as ornaments, lights, presents, etc!!!!
I stood there and cried with joy, as I couldn't believe this miracle! Still to this day, we have no idea who did this for us, or how they knew, but it is one Christmas we will never forget! I still get teary eyed thinking about that day!!!
As for this weeks Question, I really can't answer that 'cause I have an amazing group of friends who do so much for me already. Be it emotional or physical support, it's always on tap for me.
You know what never fails to trip me up and get me all gushy like melted chocolate? So many times I've had "You know what Billie? I love you cause your a good friend" said to me and it never....NEVER fails to floor me.
These are friends who I KNOW I can depend on, rely on if ever I were stuck in a needy situation.
Apart from my friends there were special times with my grandmother RIP. Up until the day she died of cancer, she never once treated me like my grandfather had. Nan got me addicted to the silver screen when I was 8. She taught me how to knit, fish, plant a garden, so much more...oh and how to play poker *smiles*.
Nan passed on when I was18. I remember the night before it all happened. I was deathly ill with the flu, I had slept non-stop for 2 days with a high fever. During those two days she'd bring me cups of water, change my sweated clothing, sheets and massage my entire body. Nan was a healer, and massaging was her way of making me a lil somewhat better, but I noticed she didn't have the strength anymore. The third day I was up, so at night we watched TV.
I woke up feeling 98% better, but there was alot of hussle in the next bedroom. Nan had tried to get out of bed for a drink of water when her collarbone snapped. The cancer was back and had eaten away at almost everything. I'm am forever indebt that nan was there for me when ever I fell ill, and I'll never forget how much of a rock she was to my being.
People don't realise how much grandparents do for us. I can only hope that when I'm a grandmother I can bestow upon my grandchildren the same wisdom and knowledge that she had bestowed to me.
Sorry for the long winded story Jonathan, I hope you haven't fallen asleep reading this novel. lol
*No, I didn't Billie. I thought that it was a great heartfelt story.- JL
The most amazing thing anyone has done for me is ...nothing really special, but my husband got the kids up for school and let me have a lie in, when I had a hangover!! Nothing really special, but really nice all the same!!
I have had many suprises. Like my house full of flowers, orchestra outside my window, and such.
The one thing that always stood out was when I was living with this guy and without any hesitation or my knowledge he knew I was low on tampons and I guess he knew my cycle for the day before I started I had a fresh box waiting for me in the bathroom. He said he knew it was close and he knew I needed them so he took one of the tampons went in and asked the sales girl for that brand. I know it's weird but it had to be THE most thoughtful thing that ever happened.
The most amazing thing that someone has done for me was go and get tested to see if he was a match for an organ donation that I needed.
He was a match!
I've been fighting for almost 5 years.
2001, After I had my son, I was diagnosed with Non hodgkins lymhoma, did 4 months of chemo before they realized it wasn't helping. I had a bone marrow transplant in Tucson, in Nov. 2001.
It was a success I went into remission, I spent over a year in Tucson. In June 2003, I was diagnosed with stage 2 Cervical cancer and Stage 1 ovarian cancer. I had a partial hysterectomy and went into remission, also did chemo/radiation with that.
February of 2004, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). I am still fighting with that. Have had 7 bone graphs on my legs and I take pain meds regularily to help fight flare ups. In December 2004, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I am currently onMethotrexate and Rituxin in oral forms for chemo. Thankfully, I haven't lost my hair yet, I was bald for the past 4 years, but hell, bald chicks are sexy. ha ha ha.
It's been a long, almost 5 years, but, I live each day as its my last, never give up and always, well most always have a smile on my face. I was told I was terminal on my son's 4th birthday, But, I looked the doctor in the eye and told him everyone is terminal, and that he can kiss my eyes.
I've had: Gallbladder, appendix, spleen REMOVED Heart, aorta, Liver, Kidneys taken out and had transplants.
My immune system sucks ass, meaning I get sick ALOT, but I still try to go to as many local shows as I can.
My friend who works for Bodyart Tattoo, and I have been talking and he is going to do some work on me on Monday, to cover up some of the scars that I have, I'm getting several Lotus (meaning life and beauty) flowers w/ swirly designs on my right upper arm from my shoulder to elbow on Monday. I can't wait, I'm very excited.
Just to be on the safe side, my doctor is going to give me a dose of vancomycin (antibiotic) before and after the tattoo is started/finished, just for my protection.
*Lisa, you are a trooper, and only 21 years-old! I said I would try and come up with something. I spoke with Mark Randall and Shawn Rock on Wednesday. We are working on something. Stay strong! -JL
I had just moved to Austin, Texasand went food shopping my first night in town. It was about 11 PM when I got to the check out with about $60 in groceries. After the cashier rang everything up I reached for my wallet and realized I had forgotten it. All I had on me was $30 in cash. I told the cashier I had to put half of my items back since I didn't have my wallet on me. At this point she told me not to worry, that she would lay out the balance. She reached in her pocket and took $30 of her own money to lay out for the balance. I could not believe that a total stranger would trust me, someone who she had never seen before. Not only did it make me feel special, but it renewed my faith in people.
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He fell in love with me, and now im soon to be moving to New York...I love how life works. Why yes, Jonathan I'm very excited. I can't wait to move to the BRONX of NEW YORK. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to me.
* Candy, I'm not poking fun, but have you ever been to the Bronx? I grew up in New York and had to go to the Bronx often. Not one of the most pleasant places to be. Or, maybe they have cleaned it up some. I admit it has been years that I've been in that part of the city. Been other places in and out of Manhatten...but not the Bronx since I was a younger. Do let us know how you like it please.-JL
Hello Nobody has ever done that for me I'm afraid.
The closest thing that happened was my friend got me a ticket to see Robbie next year even though I said I couldn't afford to go.
You hired me at KUKQ...nuff said ...and became my mentor and one of my best friends in the process. I learned tons from you. Larry Mac APD/MD KVGS Las Vegas Nevada
* I wish you all the success in the world Lar...but you already know that.-JL
December 8 Kim Basinger Ok...it was a toss up who would be today's featured b'day girl. I chose Basinger for numerous reasons. Her career is more compelling than Terri Hatcher's, and Sinead O'Conner, who I like very much hasn't done much, although she will have a new CD of Reggae songs very soon. So Kim it is. Won an Oscar for "L.A. Confidential", and has been in over 30 films since the early 80's. "Batman", "Cool World", and Bond Girl in "Never Say Never Again". Ok, let's not forget "Nine 1/2 Weeks". Born in 1953 in Athens, Georgia. Married and divorced Alec Baldwin. She has two films now in post- production for next year. Kim suffers from Agoraphobia.
Birthday's today: Teri Hatcher, Sinead O'Conner, Ann Coulter (Boo), Butch Vig, Gregg Allman, Rick Baker, Nick Nolte, Junkie XL, Geoff Hurst, Mike Mussina, Roy Firestone, Dan Hartman, Mary Waronov, David Carradine, Belinda Belaski, Bobby Elliot (The Hollies), Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons), Jenny Linden, Sam Kinison (R.I.P.), Jim Morrison Doors R.I.P.), Flip Wilson (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Sunday)
First, let me start by saying that I amNative American.
My teenage daughter got into some trouble with the police. So I called my elders to see what I should do. The told me to bring to her to the rez. Not to worry about anything ...just bring to them and they will take care of the rest. That was 5 years ago and my daughter is now entering the Army Forces. She has turned out to be a resposible young woman with a good head on her shoulders due to our elders treating her like one of their children and getting her head on straight. It is a debt that I could never pay back. They gave me my sweet child back.
This is just one of the amazing happy unconditional events that has occured in my life.
Do you remember the Beauty and the Beast TV series? I only remember watching a few episodes but what impacted me most about the sitcom was the soundtrack. Ron Perlman had/has one of the dreamiest calming voices. I had it on one of those archaic audio devices. I think you call it a tape. Well, we all know that those get warped and funky from over play.
The soundtrackwas a meditative tool. It seemed to sooth me when there where storms in my life. I tried several times to find the soundtrack on CD. Out of print. I started dating this guy the end of January 2003. Well, for Valentine's day he showed up with roses. No man had ever given me roses before that. Okay, no man that wasn't family. And, he found and gave me a mint condition of Love and Hope CD. To this day, he will not tell me where or how he came to find it. Only that it would help me when the storms of life would cross my path again.
Hi Jonathan, How are you guys? Miss you!!! Did you have a great Thanksgiving?
In answer to your question...
I recently lost my health care coverage. I take a lot of medication for my Crohn's Disease, and it's very expensive without insurance. After talking to one of my closest friends about it he left me a message on my home phone.
It said that he came by and left something for me on my patio, under a potted plant. I had no clue what it could be. When I looked, it was a letter telling me how much he cared for me and didn't want me to worry about money or not being able to get my medication. Enclosed was $140.00 to pay for my medication until my new insurance kicked in.
I actually cried. I know that he did it because he loved me and cared for me. I truly appreciated it. I will pay him back in time and also will be there for him whenever I can.
Linda K Santa Clarita California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Well, of course I'm thinking 'bout my parents, who are just doing everything without asking.
Besides that I have one girlfriend who picked me up in the middle of the night, I just broke up with my boyfriend the day before, and I was stranded in a situation I really wasn't comfortable in... and I told her I was not feeling fine overthere, and she came without me asking her to come.
Even it would have been a 6 hours drive, she would come and pick me up. That's what friends are for!
Hey Jonathan, Great question, I think I'd have to say while recently travelling around Europe by myself for 3 months it was simply the kindness of strangers that amazed me.
People were so friendly and willing to help. They were quick to offer help when I was staring blankly at a map while slightly misplaced in a land where I don't speak the language. A girl gave notice to me waiting to take a bus which she didn't think would be safe, given the hour, and offered another option. Others took me out with them to a family gathering after chatting together for only an hour in a caf�. There are simply too many examples to list. It was also quite a nice feeling for me to be able to return the favor when I could.
I ended up having some of the best conversations and have some new friends all over Europe. It really was amazing how kind, open and generous people were. Restores my faith in humanity.
Lisa London England (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Last year, I spent the holidays with the family. After xmas, I called my friend Jennifer back home to see how her Xmas was and tell her I wasn't sure if I would be back for New Years. She got in her car, drove 4 hours, picked me up and turned around and drove back... another 4 hours, so two best friends could spend New Years together. I never asked her for the ride, she just offered.
December 7 Tammy Lynn Sytch The former wrestling 'manager' and 'valet' worked for many federations including the WWF and ECW. The tiny (5'4") blonde retired from wrestling in 2004. Her husband wrestler Chris Candido died on April 28 this year. Tammy, born Tamara, used to go under the moniker "Sunny", and was quite popular until drugs made her fall out of favor with the WWF. She is a huge fan of rocker's KISS.
Birthday's today: Aaron Carter, Larry Bird, C Thomas Howell, Tom Waits, Anne Somers, Tino Martinez, Duncan Miller, Priscilla Barnes, Gary Morris, Johnny Bench, Ellen Burstyn, Arisa Cox, Mike Nolan (Bucks Fizz), Julie Halston, Jennifer Carpenter, Shari Appleby, Barbara Weathers (Atlantic Star), Kristi Albers, Helen Gurley Brown (R.I.P.), Harry Chapin (R.I.P.), Eli Wallach (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Sunday)
My boyfriend waking me up from a bad dream, and holding me. Telling me it's okay.
Well Jonathan, just remembering this makes me weep. If it's too heavy for your blog, that's cool. But this is the greatest kindness I was ever shown in my life.
There are so many incredible kindnesses I have been shown in my life. I have seen the very best of people - usually right after being exposed to the very worst of them. When you're living the adventurous life, you're dealt extremes of both good and bad, and you learn to hold onto the good and let go of the bad.
I started out on my own at an early age, after running away from the very inhospitable group foster home I lived in, at age 13. I had to grow up fast and really watch my ass to survive.
The greatest kindness came when I was living in L.A., 16-years old, 3 weeks shy of my 17th birthday. Right after one of the worst experiences of my life.
Two guys I knew, who I thought were "safe" had assaulted and battered me horribly, then dumped me off. A man going for an early morning walk with his dog found me. I was hemorrhaging, in the worst pain I have ever felt in my life, and couldn't lift myself off the ground, but I lifted my face and begged him to help me. He looked horrified, ran away and my heart sank. Luckily for me he had run away to the nearest phone and called the paramedics, who were there in a flash. I was losing so much blood it is possible I could've died if he hadn't called for help on my behalf. No way could I help myself in my condition.
I told the paramedics I was a runaway and an illegal alien. They said, "That's OK, we'll help you anyway, don't worry." They took me to the hospital, where I finished having my miscarriage (I was pregnant at the time) under doctor's supervision. When it was time to release me, they wouldn't let me leave alone, they said a friend had to come and get me. I let them take my little pocket address book to call my "friends." Apparently, most of the people they called didn't want to know - but a near-stranger, a rich kid I had only met once before at a costume party, assured them he would be there as fast as he could. No questions asked. He took me back to his place and cared for me like I was his sister - bought me a whole new wardrobe - I wanted for nothing - until I was fully healed and able to face life again. He never asked a thing of me. When I questioned him about it, he said, "You're a nice girl. You didn't deserve this. Thank you for letting me help you."
When he thanked me for letting him help me I was speechless!!! To top it all off, on my 17th birthday, he took me to see the Ramones at the Whiskey. The Ramones were my favorite band and it was the best birthday of my whole life. Despite the fact I still had pain before the show began, I forgot all my pain at that unforgettable concert.
I wasn't going to share this because it's so personal. A good reason to share it though is to send a message to women who have been assaulted, and were left feeling wounded and confused about men. I might've ended up feeling that way myself, but this guy - whose name was Arlan - was so extraordinarily kind and caring, that he didn't just help me heal in the short term, I do believe he singlehandedly redeemed the male of the species in my eyes. I never saw Arlan again after that, but I have never stopped thinking about him, and thanking him in my heart. So, yeah, there are some nasty pieces of work on two legs, but there are also some dear, wonderful, incredibly decent men who do the right thing, and then some, without having to think twice. I've never forgotten that.
Wow, I have to think about that. The most amazing thing someone's done for me that I didn't ask for is get me pregnant with my daughter. But, they didn't do it intentionally so I guess you don't want that kinda answer. Hmmm, everything amazing my partner has done he's told me as he's done it and one singular thing doesn't stand out.
I guess no one has ever done anything really amazing for me like whisk me away to a tropical island when I thought we were just going out to dinner or anything, and I think that's the kinda answer you want? Or, stories of being helped or taught a wonderful life's lesson and I don't have one of those stories either so yeah...?
Greer Auckland New Zealand (from myspace-no forwarding URL)
This stands out in my mind because it just happened. I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago with my best friend Lisa Derrick. In a dept. store dressing room, I stepped out -- just a few feet -- to look at some crappy outfit in the mirror.
When I returned to the dressing room, my shopping bag from Sephora was gone. Some power loser stole my makeup! Evil foundation stealing twat! I searched the store to no avail, and finally left to talk to the bloated, apathetic mall police.
When I returned to the makeup crime scene, Lisa was standing there with a Sephora bag. My bag had not been recovered, but she had replaced all I'd lost. That�s a friend! She also took me backstage at U2 in Vegas this past November, and once hung a chicken foot on my door to keep away solicitors. Lisarules!
December 6 Lindsay Price The 5'7" beauty born in Arcadia, California 1976, began her career young singing in a Toys-R-Us commercial. Her motther is Korean, and father German/Irish. Price has been a soap actress numerous times. "All My Children" 1991-1993, "Bold And The Beautiful" 1995-1997, and Beverly Hills 90210 1998-2000. She has done a few movies, but in 2006 look for her as a regular on the planned TV series "Pepper Dennis".
Birthday's today: Gina Wild, Steven Wright, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Will Shriner, Kevin Appier, Chelsea Brown, Chris Stamey, JoBeth Williams, Janine Turner, Spanky Marcus, Thomas Hulce, Nick Bockwinkle, Kylie Wylde, Lisa Rotondi, Elisabeth Lanz, Larry Bowa, Rick B utler (The Jam), Gina Hecht, Noel Clarke, Edward Tudor-Pole, Charlene Miller, Ruben Sierra, Randy Rhoades (Ozzy R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Sunday)
I had been corresponding with someone for quite a while, although I hadn't met them and one time I had mentioned having trouble with a bad back. I went to meet the friend eventually and while I was there he arranged for a physiotherapist he knew to examine me to see what was wrong with my back, which saved me waiting months on end for a hospital appointment.
That was so sweet and thoughtful, and after a month seeing a chiropractor my back is now fixed!
It didn't make me feel special, perse, but it sure saved my ass!
My dad had a heart attack there in Phoenix. I jumped in my old, beat up 1969 bug with about 35 cents in my pocket (L.A. radio doesn't really pay all that much to the overnight kids) and actually made it out there fine. He ended up being o-k.
On my way back, I broke down in the middle of the desert. The REAL desert - the part where there ain't NOTHING. Thank God I rolled up next to a CALL BOX. Two o'clock in the morning. AAAtowed me to a gas station that dicked around with the car for a few minutes before closing for the night - and claimed they had fixed it. I wasn't even a quarter of a mile down the freeway before it sputtered out and quit again.
Moments later, a dude in a pickup who had been hanging with a friend at that gas station rolled up behind me. Check it out. He pushed me and my bug on the shoulder ALL THE WAY to the next town!!! He got me to a place that could fix the car in the morning (though I found some dudes hanging out at another place, and they got it going that night so I could be back in time for my day shift that day) - but as soon as he had gotten me there - he took off!
He had to know I had nothing to give him - he just did it because. I have thanked him on the air countless times (esp. on Sirius for all the people out on the highways), and wish him nothing but the very best in life - and am really sure that, ultimately, someone who would do something fairly dangerous like that (trucks were whipping past us) will have the very best of everything - and they deserve it.
Doug "Sluggo" Roberts Air Personality KROQ Los Angeles Sirius Satellite
Years ago someone gave birth to me. (Actually I don't know if this is the right way to say it in English, but you got the point right?)
Good evening Jonathan, I finally bookmarked your page and it is pretty neat. I also saw that you published my message to you, about my son being killed. Thank you Jonathan.
Alexander O, Connie's son
I am glad others can read about the positive outpouring of kindness I received even from strangers and that for a moment people can focus on the good things that others can do for one another sometimes.
Theres enough garbage in the universe that we both do and dwell on. There sure is a shit load of that going around. Well, I will visit your site more often and thanks again for publishing mine.
Keep well, and hug your kids when you can.
Connie-Lee Stockholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
* Connie, you are very welcome. I agree about the garbage. Your story touched me and I'm sure anyone else who reads it. Much love.- JL
December 5 Margaret Cho Very funny cutting edge stand-up comic, actresss, and author. Born in San Fricisco in 1968. Although an acknowleded bi-sexual, Cho counts Quentin Tarantino and Chris Isaak as former boyfriends. She will be playing the role of Janie in the forthcoming film "Social Grace", now in post-production. Catch her old HBO special's when they re-run them. She's great!
Birthday's today: Nick Stahl, Me, John Cale, Doctor Dre, Lisa Marie, Morgan Freeman, Art Monk, Yuriko Tuchizakai, Donna Rose, Frankie Muniz, Angela Shelton, Leila Tong, Larry Zbyszko, Morgan Brittany, Little Richard, Johnny Rezeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Jim Plunkett, Adrian Street, Heather Luttrell, Joan Didion, Tom Ferguson, Arisa Mizuki, Rebecca Wright, Adam Howarth, Jennifer Newman, Otto Preminger (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Sunday)
Hmmm? Well, my Mumgave me a diary with everyone's b'day already hand written in, which I thought was very sweet.
My ex b/f hid a nightdress I wore when I was really ill because he didn't want me to be ill ever again, which I found adorable.
When I was 21 and I came into college to find my friends had decorated all over my desk and got me a cake & presents :)
There are many things in my personal life where that's happened, but how about I relate one from the industry, one that I'm sure NEVER happens.
In 1998, Two years after I left WFNX-Boston, I get this huge box in the mail at my house. It looks exactly like the boxes we used to get in radio that contained the gold or platinum records you'd get from labels for supporting an artist - do they still do that?
Anyway, I open the box, and sure enough, there's a platinum record, framed, with my name on the plaque. I'm thinking, well, this arrived REALLY late, until I read the card inside. It was from Bill Carroll, who at the time, was working records for the band Portishead. In short, he was sending it to me for believing in and helping launch the band a few years before, and even though he was in the midst of doing the obligatory hand-out to PD's and MD's at the time, he wanted me to have one too for the work I helped him do so many years before.
Though Bill and I were friends for life already, that industry-related gesture made by him long after I'd jumped off the alternative train was one of the kindest and most considerate things anyone had ever done for me.
There's nothing like a reward for something you did in this industry, when you did it from passion and not obligation, especially when you thought no one was looking or cared.
"Boy" Troy Smith Cape Cod MA
So many amazing things happened to and it depends on how people view it... but one thing that I never forget when I was 24 old, there's one person that teach me and make me realise about life and it's really change myself.
1) I went home one night, and I found a rose with a card on my dressing table. I open the card and there's a money he slip on card and the words that he wrote is really touching. ( You are such a wonderfull person and amazing girl...and meeting was a bless. I hope this will help you to start something in your life).
2) It was during Valentineand he came and took me to the store to buy grocerry. I was mad at first because expecting that he will took me for candle light dinner. Well you know woman...he.he
We went home after shopping and he asked me to help him cooking for dinner that nite. So, we did and finally after dinner that night he was keep smiling and stared at me like there's something in his mind...and I asked him why? He asked me if I was mad and I remain silence. Finally he asked to get something in my bag. when I open it I saw a handmade card and there's another check inside the card.
I was laughing and I straightly give him a big hug and say thank you. With those money I enrolled my self to college.
He always make me felt special and love til today. We still bestfriend.
Victoria Malaysia/Vietnam, now resides in Switzerland ( from myspace.com-no forwarding URL )
My boss (who is USUALLY a self-centered ass) suprised me last year with a RIAA certified platinum record/cd/cassette display of PEARL JAM'S "TEN".
See, he's a program director, and was in radio around the "TEN" days, and back then record companies used to engrave the PD's name on it and send it out to them as a 'thank you' for the album doing so well. KNOWING what a huge PJ fan I am, Alex had his name plate removed, and MY name put in it's place. It's about a $900 display and he GAVE it to me 'just because'.
WOW, talk about almost passing out!
Just thought I'd share that with ya. Thx for reminding me too...makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about the douche! LOL
A few years ago I was in a bad car accident. I was hit really hard at an intersection and my air bag went off before I even knew it. Right afterward I looked in my rearview mirror and noticed that my face was badly scraped from being burned by the airbag. Since I had never been in an accident before, I was really shaken and afraid.
When I got out of my completely wrecked car I saw a man walking towards me. He was dressed up in a nice suit and jacket and for some reason I felt very connected to him. By this time I was crying hysterically and even though he was a stranger I walked right into his outstretched arms in desperate need for a hug. He told me his name was Jeffrey and that he was an RN. He said he had witnessed the whole accident and wanted to help, since I was obviously hurt (the other people were not). After the police and the ambulance arrived he let me sit in his car (a beautiful old Jaguar) and used his cell phone to call my family to come get me. He even talked to them on the phone at one point when I was too choked up to talk. The whole time I was there at the scene of the accident he was by my side, even giving me medical advice on how to care for my scraped up face so that it would heal without scarring (which it did, thankfully!).
A few days later I sent him flowers. I have never heard from him since, but I will always remember his kindness. It's amazing how a stranger can be there for another stranger in their time of need and expect nothing in return. I don't know what I would've done if he hadn't been there. Humans can be really amazing sometimes. :-)
I don't think it has happeded yet, unfortunately. I've hadstrangers coming up to me in the street telling me that I'm the most beautiful they've ever seen, guys giving me flowersandgifts for no real reason... and it has always made me feel special. But I've not yet had that really amazing moment!
Freddie H�ssleholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
December 4 Tyra Banks Named as one the most beautiful women in the world by People Magazine both in 1994 and 1996. One of America's top models for years. Also has a television and film career. Born in and raised in Inglewood, California 1973. NOT a very good section of Los Angeles. She is the CEO of her own company TY inc. Tyra is a regular call-in guest on the Kevin and Bean show on KROQ, Los Angeles, and she is allergic to dogs.
Birthday's today: Casssandra Wilson, Jay-Z, Nikki Tyler, Jeff Bridges, Tricia Yen, Bernard King, Anke Huber, Pamela Stephenson, Chris Hillman, Lindsey Felton, Tze-Kin Cheng, Freddy Cannon, "Southside" Johnny Lyon, Corliss Williamson, Gary Rossington (Rossington-Collins Band), Brian Cook, Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: What is the most amazing thing that someone has done for you? You didn't ask, but, it made you feel special.
Hi Jonathan, I recently lost my 16-year old son 30 days ago here in Stockholm, Sweden. I am American.
He died in a crazy tragic accident, getting electrocuted to death with 16000 volts that hopped 1.4 meters out at him while he was fooling around by a train.
Over 800 people came to his funeral and the American and English speaking groups I deal with here in Stockholm, online and have contact with have gathered over 4,000 dollars in donations. Plus they fixed food for a month...took and helped me with everything and people helped me in every possible way. The whole commuity and country, because the media followed my sons accident's story and even came to the funeral.
Even several American friends flew over including a musician friend of mine who played and wrote his song called "Words Are Not Enough" at the funeral, touching everyones hearts.
I asked what I did to deserve all the love support and kindness and they all answered...your just getting back what you give out. That was an awesome awakening among such a tragedy
Connie Lee Stockholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
* Connie, as I sent you in an e-mail after I recieved this, I have 3 sons and 2 daughters, and I just cannot imagine what you have been through. The support you recieved is just incredible and spiritual. Be strong and well.- JL
December 3 Julianne Moore Red hair, freckles, one of the most sought after actress's in Hollywood today. She has appeared in almost 50 films such as "Big Lebowski", Hannibal", "The Hours", "The Fugitive", "Boogie Nights", and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" to name a few. Born in 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Julianne has 5 films in the works for 2006 and 2007 already. No wonder why she is laughing.-lol
Birthday's today: Daryl Hannah, Katarina Witt, Brendean Fraser, Ozzy Ozbourne, Samantha Fox, Riki Chosyu, Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), Holly Marie Combs, Lauren Roman, Brian Bonsall, Bobby Allison, Lindsey Hunter, Melody Anderson, Laura Dean, Jessica Wylde, Valerie Perrine, Anna Chlumsky, Ralph McTell, Paul Gregg (Restless Hearts), Jennifer Rothschild, Kevin Telles
I believe radio is still the best media ever. I have all the respect for moderators because its a major job to entertain people on this way! Some radio stations follow me all my life and I will love them forever! They feel like home! The voices become kind of family, sounds weird but it's the way I feel about... :-)
Hope this is ok, sorry for my english...it's not really the best.
*Your English was just perfect Harmony. I think you and a few others this past week really put radio in the right perspective for what it is. Sure, there is much wrong with radio, yet radio still serves a function for many.-JL
December 2 Lucy Liu Lucy Liu is pretty much a household name by now. Two "Charlie's Angel's" films didn't hurt & Two "Kill Bill" flicks didn't either. Personally I think she kicks major ass in "Ballistic Ecks vs Sever", but I imagine most of you wouldn't agree. Liu was born in 1968 to Immigrant Chinese parents in Queens, New York. In the coming year look for her to Executive produce and star in "Charlie Chan".
Birthday's today: Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Monica Seles, Steven Bauer, Rick Savage (Def Leppard), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Meg Griffen, Myung- Whan Chung (Chung Sisters), Mark Kotsay, Willie Brown, Dan Butler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Holly Hollywood, Stone Phillips, Elna Reinach, Julie Harris
Q of The Week: (see yesterday)
To me I think of being 13 and listening to John Peel, a great way for unsigned punk bands to get a listen in.
Yeah, I was listening to the station the other day, nice one. I DJ myself for a small online station been doing it 4 years and I really enjoy it .
I have a bad show from 9-10 hahaha, that's when I get bad on air, but I be myself which to me that's what DJing is all about being yourself and having fun !!! To me if I couldn't have fun I wouldn't do it.
Yeah, I'm glad I came back I took time out from it for a bit but I missed the place. lol
Radio is still one of the most powerful ways to get an artist known...however, it is for the most part inaccessible to new artists on smaller indie labels. Most artists that are not affiliated with a major label are shut out of that arena. Internet radio is a cool new vehicle to help breaking artists but of course, most do not yet have the same kind of power to spread the word about new artists.
I have received pretty good support from radio for the most part and am always very grateful for that support! Just wish there were more avenues open to new artists!!!!!!!!
"Radio...someone still loves you.." At the risk of sounding like some sad and lonely, radio is like a pal.
Not some energy sapping, life bleeding leech, but a cheery, selfless friend who's only interest in life is to make me smile.
Lilla London England (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Radio seems to have become a sad state of affairs. All the big stations, or all the stations swallowed up by the Clear Channel monster seem to spend a lot of time focusing on charts and not on real talent. They have become sterile and predictable all in the name of advertising sales and the perfect demo.
Thank god there are still some independantly owned stations left keeping the quality of music at a high and allowing room for new and talented up and coming artists. There is Jonathan at KUPD and Dwight at M995 and John at X1039, Daryl at KCAL, Poly C at the Waitt Network who continue to be true DJ's true music lovers. Hats off to you gentlemen, the future of Rock is counting on you all.
I wish it was about the music and not only about the money!!! We love you Jonathan keep up the good work!!!
Laura Brady Backstage Pass Management Conspiracy of Thought
*Blushing (humbly), I say thank you Laura.-JL
I use the radioonly to listen to eighties and nineties songs and not more than that.
Nice regards fromHolland
Anjalisa Holland Netherlands (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Radiois...music, information, news up to the mintue bulletins and its something I class as my car companion as well as my CD's of course :-)
I listen to it almost daily. Great contemporary freeform radio and of all the records I have worked they only play the good ones. KROQ is unbeatable, they may not be perfect but they are larger than life and for me if it is not on KROQ it is not on my musical radar.
Lastly, I am digging XM's Deep Tracks.
Steve Tipp Thousand Oaks California
Radio should be music and updates. Heading into the future, it has since lost the reason it came to be.
Well, I guess I didn't express myself too well. I certainly wasn't putting down myspace. I'm actually a big myspace fan. All of our bands have myspace pages and I too have found some great new artists there. They're just harder to find (for me).
Gary St. Clair Dynatone Records Palmdale California
December 1 Carol Alt One of the top model's of the '80s. Although she was born on Long Island, New York in 1960, Alt has starred in over 40 European films. She has just completed a new film, "Mattie Fresno And The Holoflux Universe".
Birthday's today: Julie Cruise, Charlene Tilton, Bette Midler, Lee Trevino, Lou Rawls, Treat Williams, George Foster, Andrea Paige Wilson, Jaco Pastorious, Woody Allen, Shelby Stevens, Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult), Mindy Miller, Nestor Carbonell, Golden Brooks, Annette Haven, Steve Walsh, Reggie Sanders, Bob Goen
Q of THE WEEK continues: What does radio mean to you nowadays? Think quickly! Be spontaneous. Be it positive or not.
Well, I don't listen to radio-shows that much, because here in Germany they mostly play the same songs 5 times a day - just the charts up and down. There are surely some internet-radios that are much better - but they are so hard to find.
Growing up in Washington DC, I remember when FM radio started to take over the airwaves. Stations like WHFS let the DJ's play whatever they liked. Sometimes, if they liked an artist a lot, they would just put on an LP and play a whole side. Not a good business model, but a magical time for musicians and music lovers. And for DJ's. They had the privilege and responsibility to guide the listeners to great newmusic. This was when artists like Hendrix and Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan were emerging and the album, not the "single" were the focus. Still love radio, and think it's still powerful, but I sure miss those days. It sure beats sorting through all the crappy bands on MySpace.
Gary St. Clair Dynatone Records Palmdale California
* Gary, it's nice to opine about the "magical years", yet in your last sentence you pretty much probably pissed off the myspace band population. Not that I'm Perry Mason, but I will defend some of these artists. I have found some gems for me (my show), that maybe others could care less about...but I care. I do agree there is crap on myspace, but there is just as much out there on major, mid-size and small labels. Believe me...my office gets a strange odor from them. -JL
Generally the same shitty music however, I don't have a CD player in my car and that's the only time I listen to the radio so I get stuck with generally... the same SHITTY MUSIC.
Radio is like a box of chocolates you never know what ya are gonna get.... um, actually you know exactly what you are going to get...the same thing every time...but I see in my crystal ball things will get better soon. Of course also in that crystal ball I am receiving an Oscar.
Summer "Gruvegirl" James Los Angeles California (go to Archives for past rants)
Radio at the end of 2005 going into 2006 means: Now-called "free radio" -- a moniker dreamed-up by Viacom, or their Madison Ave. advertising agency... "Jack" format of no DJ's all across the country.
80+ spins a week for Linkin Park on Clear Channel owned terrestrial radio stations.
Followed by more Green Day spins...on all the "new rock first"radio stations... followed by more Linkin Park or even Metallica.
Siriussatelliteradio practically mandatory for long drives or long inter-state driving.
Podcast(s), downloading via i-Tunes as the radio version of Tivo or DVR's. A very helpful tool for not missing your favorite radio shows, some only air once a week for an hour or two.
Morning drive radio still relevant for driving-to-work commuters, but Howard is on Sirius.
Rachel Zilla BROADZILLA Detroit Michigan (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Jonathan, Radio, once was a way of finding new interesting music. Now, to me, it is little more than the annoying drone in the background at work playing the same 5 songs.
The radio that means something to me today is community radio, what KXCI is doing: local culture, DIYspirit; ordinary people playing music that they love, sharing it with others, turning people on to something that they think is fabulous.
That includes the chatter between songs, which is intended to educate, not to entertain. Whereever the spirit of old FM radio goes, that's where I like to go. Otherwise, radio is something to help me fall asleep at night, or to make a drive to Phoenix shorter.