January 29 Heather Graham Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised by a strict father who worked for the FBI. The 5'8" beauty worked at Toy R'us as a teenager. Graduated Agoura Hills High School in California in 1988. Dropped out of U.C.L.A. in her freshman year to pursue an acting career. Had to turn down the main role in the film "Heathers" in 1989 because her parents felt the language was to risque. Heather should be a very familiar face. She has been in a ton of films since 1984. Her credits include; "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), "Boogie Nights", "Scream:2", "Lost In Space", "From Hell", and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me". She enjoys yoga, and cooking.
Birthday's today: Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), Ann Jillian, Hendrik Dreekman, Eddie Jackson (Queensryche), Nicholas Turturo, Oprah Winfrey, Sara Gilbert, Paul McGann, David Byron (Uriah Heep), Tom Sellick, Ed Burns, Marc Singer, "Handsome" Dick Manitoba (Dictators), Katherine Ross, Cho- Liang Lin, Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody), Tommy Ramone, Peter Lundgren, Steve Sax, Judy Norton-Taylor, Kelly Packard, John Riatt (R.I.P.)
*NOTE: If you would like a preview of next week's "Q of THE WEEK"- please go to bottom button "Coming soon" (page 15)
January 28 Sarah McLachlan Sarah is ranked #69 on VH-1's "Greatest Women In Rock n' Roll". Although she was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1968, Sarah claims it to be Vancouver though. She has been the recipient of "The Order Of Canada". Sarah has had her songs in many television shows and films, as well as appearing in some. She is married to her long- time drummer Ashwin Sood. They were married in Jamaica in 1997. They have a daughter India Ann Sushil who was born in 2002.
Birthday's today: Elija Wood, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Harley Jane Kozak, Peter Schilling, Barbi Benton, Robert Wyatt (Soft Machine), Magglio Ordenez, Shawn Murray (Mink Deville), Dave Sharp (The Alarm), Danny Spitz (Anthrax), Melody Perkins, Alan Alda, Ani Cee Alvina, Sam Phillips, Donald tardy (Obituary), Susan Howard, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Jermaine Dye, Tony Delk
This past week I put up a new page TUNECAST U.K. I think people from all over the world will enjoy the information and easy way to click and listen to music.
Here are some comments:
I find it interesting because I have not seen or heard any of that music before in my life.
Some of the songswouldn't play for me, but I did once I started to play with the button a bit.
I hope you can get a trusted fan's point of view because they are the ones who know what they like from you in all honesty.
You must have put that page there for a reason.
In the end it shall be up to you, right? I think I'll bookmark your site if that is okay?
Fricking brilliant, Jonathan!!! I love how when I click to play I don't get directed to another page or a pop-up player. and...when I click on the album cover for more info, it opens a new page, so I can still be listening to the artist!
I think it's a spectacular idea and i'll be checking back for the weekly updates, if this is something that stays at the site. I have an affinity for UK bands, so I personally am right gobsmacked with the TUNECAST UK!!!
*These are just some, all positive, so I will be keeping the page. Thank you Ramona, Addi, and Tamera for your comments. Helps.
January 27 Bridget Fonda The name Fonda alone means something in the film industry, and Bridget, the daughter of Peter Fonda, the niece of Jane Fonda, and the grandaughter of the late great Henry Fonda was a natural from the get go. The 5'6" actress was born in Los Angeles, California 1964. As a child she appeared in her father's biggest film ever, cult classic "Easy Rider" (1969) as a kid in a commune. I have been a big fan for years. Here are some of my favorite films in no particular order that she has been in; "Point Of No Return" (1993), "Single White Female" (1992, "The Godfather 3" (1990), "Jackie Brown" (1997), "KIss Of The Dragon" with Jet Li (2001), and "The Road To Wellville" (1994). Bridget has done almost 50 films. She is married to Danny Elfman (ex-Oingo Boingo and master film composer), and they have one child named Oliver.
Birthday's today: Johnny Lang, Fann Wong, Jane Yee, Mimi Rogers, Alan Cumming, Gillian Gilbert (New Order), Frank Miller, Cris Collingsworth, Mikhail Baryshinikov, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Nedra Talley (Ronnettes), Ava Padberg, Tamlyn Tomita, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Jermaine Jackson, Tricky, James Cromwell
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
My husband (he died 11 years ago). Because even now I still miss having him around
What would I do?Introduce him to his teenage daughter (she was only 1 when he died)
How would we spend the day together? Doing loads of stuff that we used to do. 10 pin bowling, laughing, talking, dancing, and going to our 'local' for a pint, just enjoying each others company.
Clare United Kingdom (from mypace.com-no forwarding URL)
I would spend the time with my deceased husband just chatting about things we never had gotten around to discussing because you always think you have more time.
I would just spend the time anywhere peaceful. Doesn't have to be anything special just peacful for that precious 24 hours!
Ohhh, if I had 24 hours to spend with anyone it would have to be Eddie Cochran.
I've been in love with him since i was a little gal in pink ribbons and bobby sox. I'd sit at his feet and listen to him sing and play his guitar, especially for me. At the end of our time I'd look deep into his eyes, kiss his sweet lips and cry a single tear as I said goodbye to my dream lover.
As much as I'd like to let the devil on my shoulder wander on this, I'd rather have the chance to spend some time with my Dad.
He passed away suddenly and totally inexpectedly three years ago while I was away on vacation and I never got the chance to see him one last time.
How would you spend that precious time together?
Talking, butmostly listening. There's always questions and insights that you put off asking for another day. If I had that day, I'd take advantage of it. At some point we'd have a game or 2 of H-o-r-s-e (he was a helluva basketball coach) and then sit around cooking chicken on a cinder-block barbeque, smoking cigars and tossing horse-shoes.
Then wind up getting my ass kicked playing cards, drinking some fine Scotch.
It would have to be Elvis Presley. As he was the sexiest guy in all time.
I would spend the whole 24 hours in his arms with his lips against mine.
I'd have him serenading me in that time so I would just melt away and that would be the best 24 hours I'd have spent in my life. lol
I know I'm dreaming. ha ha ha
Dawn United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
January 26 Anneka Svenska The 5'8" Swede was born in High Wycombe, England in 1976. Her birth name is Anneka Barrett. The comedy/actress has a 20-year history in TV, the Theatre, and film. The known presenter is most notable for her 3-year run on the highly succesful cult televison show "outTHERE". Lately she's writing a lot of comedy for TV and the Theatre. Soon she will be seen in "Carry On London". Her family owns at least 30 race horses, and her grandfather was an Olympic World Champion Flyweight boxer.
Birthday's today: Anita Baker, Ellen DeGeneres, Mike Watt, Wayne Gretzsky, Kelly Stables, Bob Ueker, Jules Feiffer, Harold Lederman, Lucinda Williams, Tom Keifer (Cinderella), David Briggs (Little River Band), Beverlee Buzon, Jazzy B (Soul II Soul), Wendy Menoin, Andrew Ridgeley (Wham), Sara Rue, Corky Laing (Mountain), Andy Hummell (Big Star), Allison Hossack, Scott Glenn, Agatha Drake, Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band), Gene Siskel (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK almost coming to a close: (see Monday) Tomorrow will sew this one up. New one coming soon
My father. He died when I was a baby.
He was a mod boy, so probably go clothes shopping with him, get advice on life, bitch about boys, and play my guitar (he sang and always wanted to play an instrument) and smoke a fat joint.
Interseting...I've heard that question before, but I don't think I've ever answered as honestly. x Jeanette (aka MOXY) California www.myspace.com/mzmoxy
Nice to meet you :-) I had to think about that question for a while.
At first I was thinking about Plato, Socrates or some other person from way back. I would like to bring them into our age, show them around and hear what they have to say about the way we are living now. Will it be a positive or negative opinion?
Then, I was thinking about Jon Bon Jovi, because I believe that when he spends one day with me he will fall madly in love, we'll both divorce our spouses and live happily ever after. One can dream. And no, I won't tell what we will be doing that day :-)
But I think that, although I'm not a buddhist, I would like to spend that day with the Dalai Lama athis place. I want to know what he does during the day and if he is really such a calm and peacefull person as he seems. I believe that he is a wise man and I would love to have a change to talk to him. I probably don't know what to say at that moment but who cares. Maybe I'll meet Richard Gere while I'm there and he will fall madly in love with me,... etc., etc.
Much like you, I love to talk with people and there's a number of individuals that I'd like to spend a full day with. Present company includes Yourself, Jimmy Carter, Arnold Swartzenegger and Farrah Fawcett.
Looking back in history it's my understanding that Thomas Jefferson knew everything there was to know in his day, to talk with him would be such a joy, but...number 1 answer at this time...Benjamin Franklin!!!
He did so many diverse things, as I tend to do. If only you had a time machine with your questionairre!
Thanks for letting me be heard,
Dean Wirmer MD KALA, Davenport Iowa
January 25 Alicia Keys One of the hottest singers today! The 5'8" R&B great is only 24-years old. Her Mother is of Puerta Rican and Italian descent, and her dad is African- American. She was born in New York City, New York in 1981. Alcia began taking piano lessons at age 7. Her debut album "Songs In A Minor" (2001) sold six million copies and she recieved 5 Grammy Awards. Her second in 2005, "Diary" gave her 4 more Grammy's. And, this is all by 24. Amazing! In 2001 she named one of People Magazine's "Breakthrough Stars". The following year the same magazine named her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People". Alicia has made the rounds on TV, making over 40 appearences to date. Her Face has adorned the covers of Vibe, Vanity Fair, and others. Here is a little know fact; at age 4 she appeared in an episode "Slumber Party" on the old "Cosby Show" in 1985.
Birthday's today: Sho Sakurai, Sean O Haire, China Kantner, Tobe Hooper, Christine Lakin, Dinah Manoff, Leigh Taylor-Young, Etta James, Chris Mills, Don Maynard, Raine Davison, Tracy Walsh, Ami Cusack, Diana Hyland, Suzanne Klemann, Michelle Tobin, Malcolm Green (Split Enz), Justin Greer, Amanda Carraway, Jenifer Lewis, Andy Cox (Fine Young Cannibals)
I would spend that day with my father. He passed away almost 21 years ago. I was a young girl and don't know much about him, his life or his family.
I would spend that day asking him all the questions I've ever wondered about him, his life and his family that I never got to ask. I would absorb every minute of that time and every bit of that information.
I have dreams about him often. In these dreams he isn't really dead he was just missing for a long period of time. The dreams are so real that it's such a heartbreak to wake up.
January 24 Sharon Tate (R.I.P.) We should alway's remember Sharon, the actress who wanted to go beyond B-Movie status, but never got that chance. The beautiful 5'5" Sharon Marie Tate, was brutally murdered along with four friends in one of America's most infamous and documented mass slayings by 4 members of that fucking piece of shit Charles Manson 'Family'. Sharon was born in 1943 in Dallas, Texas, and would have been 62-years old today. She was a regular in the TV series "Beverly Hillbillie's" back in 1962 to 1965. People will probably remember her from "The Valley Of The Dolls" (1967), and "The Wrecking Crew" with Dean Martin in 1969. She was married to Director Roman Polanski and was carrying their first baby when that fatal day of August 9, 1969 happened. The baby did not survive.
Birthday's today: Kenya Moore, Matthew Lillard, Yakov Smirnoff, Neil Diamond, Jools Holland (Squeeze), Mary Lou Retton, Louise McPaul, Stephanie Romanov, Ashley Jade Stern, Tanya Crowe, Aaron Neville, Benny Medina, Natassja Kinski, Nayoshi Mizuta, Klaus Nomi (R.I.P.), John Belushi (R.I.P.), Warren Zevon (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
My best friend Lee. We click, know each other well, and there wouldn't be a dull moment.
What would you do with that person? Whatever it takes to have a good time and survive.
How would you spend that precious time together? Talking, laughing, living. Dawnie United Kingdom www.myspace.com/Dawny
Jack White. Because I admire his musical talent. (ha)
How would you spend that precious time together? Walk in the mountains, camp out and sing folk songs like in "Cold Mountain".
Wow, holy-shit. My parents when they were about my age. So I could seewhere their heads were at, and if they really did have fun at some point in their marriage!
Jackie Selby Air Personality KOOL-FM Denver Colorado
Well I dont wanna get sappy on you, but that would be my grandma.
Because when I was born I was a blue baby so from the minute I was born til the time I was in the incubator and off it my grandma was the first person to hold me. Loving, strong and nurturing. I miss her so much.
I would at least have been given the chance to see her alot and do things with her. Like take her out to the mall shopping, go see a movie. Things I've missed out on when I was growing up and working too much long hours.
How would you spend that precious time together? Just spend as much quality time with her as I can. Same goes with my mom.
If I had 24 hours to spend with someone it would have to be Kurt Cobain.
I would choose him because I was a huge fan of his and he was a big influence to me in my teenage years.
I would love to just hang out with Kurt and listen to him sing . Anything that Kurt wants to do is all good with me ! ; ) Dee Dee United Kingdom www.myspace.com/deeuk
January 23 Tiffani Amber-Thiessen As a teenager Tif won Teen Magazine's Great Model Search of 1988. Born in Long Beach, California in 1974, you would know her mostly from her role as 'Valerie Malone" in the hit TV show "Beverly Hills 90210" (1994-1998). And, earlier she played 'Kelly' on "Saved By The Bell". She was named one of the "102 Sexiest Womaen In The World" by Stuff Magazine in 2002. Some of Tif's film credits include "Love Stinks" (1999), and "From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money" (1999). She started her own production company titled "Tit 4 Tat Productions". 3 tattoo's adorn her body. You will see her in "Stroller Wars", which is now in post-production.
Birthday's today: Tanya Harding, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Mariska Hargity, Richard Dean Anderson, Angelica Lee, Julia Jones, Olga Koskikallio, Alan Embree, Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Earl Falconer (UB 40), Michelle Ihnot, Reginald Caloway (Midnight Star), Eric Metcalf, Claire Rankin, Abigail Turner, Sonita Henry, Erubiel Durazo, Richard Gilliand, Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) Q of THE WEEK: continues from last week. If you had 24 hours to spend with someone dead or alive, any era, who would that person be?
What would you do with that person?
How would you spend that precious time together?
The answer to your question would be very simple.
My Mom it would be right now, I miss her so much, and I would sit next to her, talking, cuddling, crying, kissing ,giving her all my love and affection, and taking the same from her. Thats it!
I lost her last year.
Laurence Paris France (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
John Lennon for 12 hours then Martin Luther King Jr. for the other 12. Probably MLK in the day and Lennon for the nightime into the sun coming up.
Gary Spivack Promotions Geffen Records Santa Monica California
Oh yes thanks, well there are so many! At the moment I would like to spend time with Catherine de Medici. she was living in a time of inter-state wars and, the Renaissance.
I would like to ask her just how she managed to stay sane...we would walk round the Uffizi and she could give me the background info on the artists.
But in the rock world...it would have to be Slash or Synester Gates. Rock!
Max Tolkoff. If you have to ask why then you are too far gone.
Lenny Diana Program Director WRZK Indianapolis Indiana
I would spend my 24 hours most definitely with Ocar Wilde.
I find him very intelligent witty handsome and intriguing. I love his work, his writings.
I would ask him questions and he would answer them. I would go through his wardrobe and dig into his mind. We would attend a function together where I would get to see people's reactions to his actions and ideas.
January 22 Olivia D'Abo I used to have this thing for Olivia, but not anymore-lol Don't get me wrong, she's awesome, but anyway, O was born in London, England in 1967. She is the daughter of actress/model Maggie London and Former vocalist and keyboard player of Manfred Mann, Mike D'Abo. O has done an amazing amount of television and film work including everything from "Conan The Destroyer" (1984), with Arnold, "Wayne's World" (1993), to "The Wonder Years" from 1988 to 1992. You can hear O's voice in many animated TV shows and movies too.
Birthday's today: Diane Lane, Linda Blair, Jazzy Jeff (Townes), Steve Perry (Journey), Ray Matthew (Sique Sique Sputnik), John Hurt, Keith Forsey, Steven Adler (Guns & Roses), Graham Kerr, Tully Blanchard, Hidetoshi Nakata, Balthazar Getty, Maria Ellington, Michael Hutchence (INXS R.I.P.), Sam Cooke (R.I.P.), Bill Bixby (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK rocks on (see Monday)
Good question !!! So, if I had 24 hours to spend and I could be everywhere I want, I choose to be in Arizona !!!
And I will definitely meet you and Jeanette, also Rockin' Kimmie Roo, and Lisa my friend Rock'n fighter mommy !!!
And I hope to having a wonderful time to realise finally a real friendship born from this MySpace's cyber world.....around a BIG table for a dinner, then love singing, and I know that Kimmie has what we need to play Rock together at her home (if she would be agree with off course !!!)
January 21 Emma Lee Bunton The 5"2" "Baby Spice" girl was born in Finchley, North London, England in 1976. Probably the cutest of the legendary Spice Girls, Emma joined the group after Michelle Stephenson left. Her mother was a karate instructor, and her dad was a milkman. They divorced when Emma was young. The dynamo has done plenty of television since the group split up. She has also been getting some film roles. She has "Baby Spice" tattooed on her arse.
Birthday's today: Chan "Cat Power" Marshall, Geena Davis, Amanda Strang, Robby Benson, Anette Oldenborg, Hakeem Olajuwon, Billy Ocean, Brian Giles, Kelly Farrell, Chris Britton (Troggs), Richie Havens, Jill Eikenberry, Chris Hammond, Edwin Starr, Cordell Crockett (Ugly Kid Joe), Tommy Puett, Telly Savalas (R.I.P.), Benny Hill (R.I.P.), Wolfman Jack (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK continues (see Monday)
The great Jimi Hendrix. Why? There's no why.
What would you do? Smoking lots of dope and playing lots of guitar.
How would you spend that precious time together? Creating and evoluting.
PedroelCigano Coimbra Portugal (from www.myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
My Uncle Rollie. who passed away suddenly 8 years ago.
He had just retired from his job in northern Minnesota and became a snowbird in Arizona. I miss him lots!
What would you do with that person? How would you spend that precious time together?
Play a round of golf, sit with him at the cabin and laugh at his crazy jokes and stories, go fishing with him (and have him put the worms on and take the fish off for me like he used to), play 6-5-4, and grill the best steaks in the world at midnight.
January 20 Rachel Perry The outgoing host of various shows on VH-1, such as "VH-1 Top 21 Countdown" , used to work for the Canadian based MuchMusic for three-years. Makes sense, Linda was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada in 1976. She does quite a few guest appearences on TV. She was named #49 on the Maxim magazine 'Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Birthday's today: Skeet Ulrich, Lorenzo Lamas, David Lynch, Melissa Rivers, Crystal Lowe, Malcolm McLaren, Bill Maher, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Stacey Dash, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Rich Gannon, Olivia Hallinan, Heather Small, Eric Stewart (10CC), Ian Hill (Judas Priest), Traci Guns (LA Guns), Jalen Rose, Tiffany Mason, Julie Godfrey, Ozzie Guillen, Ivana Trump, Victoria Sellers
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday) *This Q will continue through next week due to the response. Thank you.
Hi Jonathan. Well, maybe it could be I am answering quickly? I think there are many people who would deserve to be the special one...but well, Burt Bacharach...I would like to meet him.
And well, I would make sure I've got some music and, I'd play flute til I drop...well, he's playing piano of course.
But, I'd like to meet Sacha Distel too, and Nat King Cole....of course.
Kneale Mann Program Director LIVE 88.5 Ottawa Canada www.livelifelive.fm I'd spend it with my daughter's dad, who died when we were only 23, I'd tell him what a brilliant young lady she's grown into.
I just read some of the other answers, and the first one is very similar to mine!
Wow, I guess we aren't all so different after all. Change my answer to Hugh Grant! Jen London England www.myspace.com/jennie_m
I would spend it with Siddartha Gautama so, that I could gain more spiritual wisdom and be closer to enlightenment so that I may hopefully reach Nirvana.
Evelyn Konohagakure Kent England (from www.myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
I'd pick Jack Bauer. It'd be a wild 24 hours, (if I didn't get wacked) during Jack's worse day. Seriously, the show is great, and I advise everyone to watch. Jack is Back!
peace, Fil Slash Honolulu Hawaii
I would spend time with my big brother who passed away 15 years ago.
The reason I would choose him is because he's my brother and I miss plus I would like to get to know him a lil better now im a lil older... I would take him around all the family and show him whats changed in the time he's been gone.
Monique Glasgow Scotland www.myspace.com/moniquefletcher Boring I know but of course it would have to be my daughter and I would just tell her about me and what I think and feel about the world and life and just have fun and give her memories to remember me by.
Oh, hang on, maybe I have this answer wrong, am I dying afterwards?
Greer Auckland New Zealand www.myspace.com/greerm This is not a difficult question for me to answer. If I had 24 hours to spend with someone, I would spend it with my husband that passed away 11-25-96.
The reason I would spend it with him, is to say goodbye, because I never got to say goodbye. He just left our lives without notice.
I would ask him for his advice on the right things to do and the right choices to make in regards to me being a single parent and raising our daughter. We all three would play together and laugh together and cry together for one last time, and then, I would finally have to let him go and say goodbye...WHICH... I still haven't till this day!!
January 19 R.I.P. Today Janis would have been 62-years old. An American Icon. Man, what a sweet soulful voice. She lived hard and paid the price. She died in Hollywood, California in 1970 at the age of 27. She was born in 1942 in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas. One thing for sure, she will always be remembered and never forgotten for the music she left us even at that short period of time. The raspy voice of Janice Lyn Joplin was aided by smoking and drinking Southern Comfort. Voted the 47th 'Greatest Artist in Rock 'n' Roll' by Rolling Stone Magazine. Her ashes were scattered on the Pacific Ocean.
Birthday's today: Martha Davis (Motels), Katy Sagal, Desi Arnez Jr., Ann Compton, Simon Rattle, Shawn Wayans, Laurie London, Michelle Page, Holly Karrol Clark, Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Junior Seau, Candice Hillenbrand, Maurice Hofman, Mickael Virtue (UB 40), Rod Evans (Deep Purple), Robert Palmer, Christine Tucci, Orlando Palmeiro, Dan Reeves, Linda Hayden, Celeste Cid, Luc Longley, Shelly Fabrares, Paul Rodriguez, Jodie Sweeten, Robert Palmer (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
My son. Because he has been the most amazing thing that ever happened to me.
We would spend the day doing what ever he wanted.
We often overlook those who are most important in our lives.
If I could spend a day with anyone - alive or dead- I think I'd spend it with Michael Hutchence.
Do I need to give a reason why - legend - what more can I say!
Addi Tyne and Wear United Kingdom www.myspace.com/littleoldme Hi , for me it wouldn't be a person but, I would love to spend 24 hours in the time of dinosaur's.
Cuz I think that they are such amazing things and I would love to at least touch some or see how they lived, or better still, ride on one, amazing.
Astrid Bristol United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
January 18 Jane Horrocks The 5'2" woman with a very strong Lancashire accent went to the 'Royal Academy of Dramatic Art' and joined the 'Royal Shakespeare Company'. Born in 1964 in Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England. Her resume is a mile long, and is one of themost known Television actresses in the United Kingdom. Although she does voices of many characters like Babs in "Chicken Run", she has been on "Absolutely Fabulous" as 'Bubble' among the long list of other credits. She also has done film, with "No One Gets Off In This Town" now in pre-production for this year.
Birthday's today: Kelly Taylor, Kevin Costner, Mark Messier, Frankie Knuckles, John Huges, Abigail Kintanar, Devon Odessa, Tom Bailey (The Thompson Twins), Claire Fitzgerald, Jonathan Davis (KoRn), Johannes van Tongeren, Takeshi Kitano, MC Tab, Mike Lieberthal, Richard Dunwoody, Bobby Goldsboro, Larry Smith, Alison Arngrim, Crispian Mills (Kula Shaker), David Ruffin (Temptations R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
If I had 24 hours to spend with anyone, it would be my mother who passed away when I was 6. There's not very many memories, and if I had the chance I would love to spend every minute of those 24 hours getting to know her, hanging out and having fun!
Stuffing ourselves with pizza, watching movies, listening to music, playing dress-up, go to the mall, anything and everything we could think of and do!!!
January 17 Nikki Reed The 5' 8" 18-year old was born in West Los Angeles, California, and raised in the Venice area. She, at this tender young age is already a writer, producer, and actress. Hard to believe but true. She co-wrote and starred in a movie based partially on and autobiographical on her growing up as a rebellous 13-year old in "Thirteen". She is the daughter of Seth Reed. Among her film credits, she played 'Kathy Alva' in "Lords Of Dogtown". Coming up for her this year, Nikki is the executive producer of "Invinsible", now in post-production. Another film she will act in is "Cherry Crush", also in post-production. Make a note that she will be an upcoming episode of "The O.C." in February.
Birthday's today: R.J. "Kid Rock" Ritchie, Donnaleigh Reed, Susanna Hoffs (Bangles), Shabba Ranks, David Caruso, Jim Carrey, Maury Povich, Trish Johnson, Chris Martin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paul Young, Jez Strode (Kajagoogoo), Freja Lindstrom, Jeremy Roenick, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Zooey Deschanel, Debbie Watson, Melody Johnson, Jane Elliot, John Crawford (Berlin), Chili Davis, Don Zimmer, James Earl Jones, Muhammad Ali, Steve Earle, Andy Kaufman (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
Hi! I would spend those 24 hours with John Lennon, because I think he was such a great composer.
What would we do? Compose, of course!
Johanna Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
My Mother, RIP and Alika RIP. My mother was my best friend and Alika was like my own daughter. They were not suppose to die.
What would you do with that person? Hold them and tell them both how much they changed my life, How much they are both needed and loved.
How would you spend that precious time together? Saying and doing all that we missed.
I'd like to have one more day with my nana. I'd tell her once every hour until our time is up that I love her.
We would spend the entire time talking, just reminiscing about the old days and how much fun it was to just hang with her and learn things. Even something menial as knitting.
Stories of her childhoodnever bored me.
I would apologize for all the little spats we had, as well as thank her for all the times she made me feel like I was important.
I would record her onto a camcorder so that I may forever keep her smile, mischievious eyes and most importantly her voice. I've forgotten what she sounds like, I know memories are all one has of a loved one passed away, but I would like to hear her voice again just one more time.
I would lastly thank her for moulding me into the person I am today. I love you nana.
John Denver. Because I have always felt spiritually very close to him. We have many things in common and through the things that I have gone through myself in my life, I have great understanding and compassion for him. His music means a lot to me and have carried me through very dark periods of my life. I clearly feel connected to him also through his music, which is touching something very deep inside me. His texts are almost part of myself.
8 months before his death he gave concert in my home town in Denmark and I still very much regret that I didn't go there. Especially because I have never gone to any of his concerts at all.
In those 24 hours I would go camping with him up in the Aspen mountains.
He would show me his favourite places in the nature up there and we can share the love we both have for nature and particularly for mountains. We would use the time for hiking and deep conversations about life in general, about our lives and why and how things have happened like they did. It would be a very spiritual experience - and I think for both of us.
Especially the long conversation at the camp fire in the evening under the stars, would make an unforgetable impression on me.
Jean Cocteau. Why? He is the most amazing film maker of our time. He was so far ahead of his time and was never apprecaited for all he gave, not only in flim but in theatre, art and religion too.
How would you spend that precious time together? I would sit him down and record all of his vast experiences and knowledge and have him invite some of his friends over for tea and conversation (mainly Dali, Picaso and Eric Satie) and I would fill as many tapes of this 24 hours as possible so I can treasure the lost master forever.
My Dad. He passed away suddenly on my 30th birthday, 6 years ago this month. We had no idea it was coming, and I have a lot I would love to share with him, ask him, and a shitload of cuddles to give and receive.
I would introduce him to his 2 grandchildren produced by his wildchild daugher, although the shock of me being a mother would probably spur another heart attack!
I would ask him to show me some ballroom dancing, as I often go to functions with my husband requiring such frivolity. The best childhood memory I have is watching my parents dance, and being then picked up by my father for a scratchy bearded, close cuddled turn around the room. "Dance With My Father" (Luther Vandross) puts me in this very place every time.
I would show him my art, and tell him of successes so far, so that he knew his money on my education was NOT in vain. When my father passed, my mother and siblings were in good places. They were settled and content, with the exception being his baby...me.
My mother hopes there is a bit of him lingering to know that I have subsequently joined my family in a good place.
How would you spend that precious time together?
During said yapping, dancing and introductions, we would possibly be in a pub awaiting some steak pie and chips, and we would be toasting the entire shebang with a very cold, lemony gin and tonic. I would follow up any and all conversation by letting him know that although I sought his pride for many years, I was very proud of the man he was.
January 16 Kate Moss It would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of the 5' 8" controversial supermodel born in 1974 in Addiscombe, Surrey, England. Moss was known early in her career for her extreme low weight, and being paper thin. Was once engaged to Johnny Depp. At the age of 30, was declared "The World's Sexiest Woman" by a poll taken by men's magazine "Arena" to celebrate their 150th issue. A spokesmodel for Gucci, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Banana Republic, among many others. She is a vegan. Kate was mentioned in Jewel's song "Intuition". Was on the cover of the very first issue of the Russian Vogue.
Birthday's today: Danni Ashe, Mason Gamble, Sade, Roy Jones, A J Foyt, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Marilyn Horne, Juliet Berto, "Black" Jack McDowell, Josh Evans, Debbie Allen, Richard Bohringer, Albert Pujols, Greg Page, Maxine Waters Jones (En Vogue), Paul Webb (Talk Talk), Jim Stafford, John Carpenter, Ronnie Milsap, Michael Kreek, Ron Villone
Q of THE WEEK: If you had 24 hours to spend with someone dead or alive, any era, who would that person be?
What would you do with that person?
How would you spend that precious time together?
Audrey Hepburn or Louise Brookes. Why?Beautiful, talented, vivacious etc.
What would you do with that person? Ermm, dunno if I can say.- lol
How would you spend that precious time together? Well, hopefully naked in bed together with either or both. Need I say more?
Plastic Palace Alice Warrington, Cheshire England (from www.myspace-no forwarding URL)
This is tough! OnlyONE person?? Hmmm...It's a toss up between Einstein (generic, I know) and Dave Mustaine. Yes, Dave Mustaine as in Megadeth.
Since Einstein is obvious, I'll pick Dave so that I can explain myself.
Two things that are very important to me are intelligent conversation and music. In most of Dave's interviews, he has expressed himself in a way that leads me to believe that he is a fairly intelligent man.
Perhaps I'd be disappointed after spending 24 hours with him, but I think that I'd actually be surprised at how intelligent he actually is.
During out 24 hours, we would discuss a variety of subjects. I always like to hear other people's views on things.
Of course, at some point, we'd discuss music. Perhaps he'd teach me a few things on the guitar. Although I'm not really interested in music lessons. Music touches me on an emotional level. I am very passionate about it.
We'd also talk about "fun" things like HOCKEY! I love hockey and I know he's a fan too.
Anyway, I don't know if other people think that he would be a good choice out of all the people in history, and he might not be my number one choice, but he is certainly in the top 5.
Got an answer for ur question this week. x Would without a doubt be with my best friend who passed away 2 years ago in very tragic circumstances. I'd take him shopping and let him buy anything he wanted, no arguments, no arguing price, then we'd go in his car like before and find one more 'hunk for the day'.
I'd tell him how much I loved him just in case he didnt know, and thank him for all the years of friendship and tell him how irreplacable he is.
January 15 Kob� Tai As more and more Asian's are joining the adult-film industry, Kob� Tai and Asia Carrera remain the top two Asian's in the biz. She is of Japanese and Chinese extraction. Born in 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan, the diminutive 5' 3" beauty was adopted at 5 months-old by an American couple, and raised in the United States. Her birth name is Carla Scott Carter. She attended the University Of Arkansas. She left the biz in 2000 to have a child, and returned to the screen in 2003 in "Jenna Loves Kob�". Has appeared in over 70 Video/DVD's.
Birthday's today: Howie Day, Chad Lowe, Regina King, Andrea Martin, Charo, Bernard Hopkins, Mario Van Peebles, Julian Sands, Pamela Tola, Tara English, Shane McMahon, Boris Blank (Yello), Lisa Velez (Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam), Julia Palmer-Stoll, Pilar M. Lastra, Heida Hawking, Peter Trewavas (Marillion), Dini Petty, Lees van der de Linden, Ronnie Van Zant (Lynrd Skynyrd R.I.P.)
January 14 Angela Lindvall The 5' 10" model-actress was born in 1979 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. The leggy Okie has been on the cover of Vogue, Elle, and others. She has been nominated twice for model of the year at the Vogue/VH1 awards. Angela also is spokesmodel for a number of companies including DKNY, and Calvin Klein. Has ben in afew films, the most recent playing 'Flicka' in "Kiss KIss Bang Bang" (2005). On TV she was on the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (2003), and last year played herself on "The Tyra Banks Show". Married to William Edwards, has two children, and they live on a houseboat in New Jersey.
Birthday's today: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighter's/Nirvana), Zakk Wilde, LL Cool J, Karen Elson, Jordy Lemoine, Patricia Morrison (Sisters Of Mercy), Jack Jones, Steven Soderbergh, Jason Bateman, Carl Weathers, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Faye Dunaway, Lawrence Kasdin, Allen Toussant, Jemma Redgrave, Polly Lister, Michelle Parma, Patsy Dougherty, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Winnie Hung, Car' "Chas Smash" Smyth (Madness), Chritine Belford, Brigitte Paquette, William Risbrook (BT Express), Sage Brocklebank, Renee Madison Cole
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
A big house. What will you do with the rest of it?Spend a lot.
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? Think of long term.
Mandy United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Hmmmm well, if I was to win the lotto, guaranteed at LEAST1 million, I think I would first buy a new car, one of the new hybrids.
Then I would have my simply modest home (a log cabin look) built far off in an area that unless you knew exactly where it was you wouldnt be able to find it, lots of trees a stream and lots of acreage to house a nature preserve.
Of course a new wardrobe and the rest I would put in CD's or some type of investment and only live off the interest I get from that.
That is what I would do with a large sum of money.
Well, lets see... I think I would try to think long term, but as usual (I have, in fact, received large sums of money in the past), I would probably end up spending it in a blur of heated live for the moment passion and enjoy every bit of it. haha
My first thing I would do would be to pay back my parents' loans I have borrowed in the past. Then, I would probably just spend, on whatever.
I would buy/build a huge venue in the sunshine on a beach. Where alternative and new artists could gig and have freedom of expression with their music. And, where the public could go with friends and listen to some amazing sounds.
I would then buy a radio station and get you to run it. Paying you lots of money of course !!
If I were to come into some serious money, and let's say it's 200 million. "Yeah!, I won thepowerball", The first thing I would do is probably type this message from a computer in Jamaica.
After I collected myself and came back to the States, I would set aside enough money for my children to go to college. Second, I would take a nice chunk of money and make it work for me, as to afford me retirement at a reasonable age. I would certainly keep working, since I love what I do.
I would buy a modest home on a very large piece of land. I would get a nice selection of "big boy toys", couple cool cars, kick ass boat, etc. I would make sure the rest my family was taken care of.
I think I would probably take the lions share of my windfall and help people that need it. Sick and terminally ill kids would be my main priority as far as charity goes.
I would certainly spend a large sum of money on educating young people on being smart and safe about sex. I think you get the basic idea.
I would certainly make sure I had a good time for the rest of my days, but most of it would go to people that actually NEED it. I think that would be money well spent.
I'm sure there would also be a party at my new house, rocked by Slayer, too! LOL!
If the major cash windfall was not200 million, and more like 200 thousand, I think I would take half for the kids college, and probably do something really stupid with the rest.
January 13 (a Friday the 13th...ooooooh, scary!) Nicole Eggert The 5'3'' buddy of Christina Applegate was born in Glendale, California in 1972. The product of television series and shows, is an alumni of "Baywatch" (1992- 1994). She has also done many films, but TV is where she has built up quite a resume. On TV she has also played herself a lot, most recently "I Love The 80's 3-D" (2005), and "The Real Gilligan's Island" (2004). She was featured on the cover of Sugar Ray's CD "Lemonade And Brownies". Nicole made several films with actor Corey Haim. He proposed to her with an engagement ring. She declined the offer. Depeche Mode was her favorite band growing up. You can catch her in "Dead Lenny" this year.
Birthday's today: Traci Bingham, Patrick Dempsey, William Hung, Rip Taylor, Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), T Bone Burnette, Penelope Ann Miller, Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness), Malcolm Foster (Pretenders), Gloria Yip, Brandon Tartikoff, Orlando Bloom, Shannon Floyd, Suzanne Cryer, Annie Jones, Trevor Rabin (Yes), Tim Kelly (Slaughter), Sharon Gabet, Shonda Rhimes, Janet Hubert Whitten, Kevin Anderson, Elmer Dessens
Q of THE WEEK continues: (see Monday)
Gawd... that is SO difficult. I mean there's large and there's LARGE isn't there.
Ok ok, I can specify the amount... really? Right then, we are gonna go BIG. Quidzillions!Googols! Whatever that freaky number is. Big enough to make a world of difference.
My first purchase? A seriously good number cruncher, or at least his/her time for the forseeable future and a decent cup of coffee.
Let's start by helping put New Orleans and the surrounding area back together (and a similar but on a much smaller scale operation needs to go down in areas of theUK)
Africa, clear land mines, vaccinate children, feed the starving, treat the sick, eliminate debt in poor countries. LISTEN, I am so wealthy I can do what I want, it's my money. Europe, fund research. Education.
Conservation. No more mass production and intensive farming of animals. Back to basics, either organicly farmed and reared or not at all.
Asia, India, look, I could be here all night (hence the coffee) and I haven't even got the cheque yet... suffice it to say... a whole f'kin' lot of levelling needs to go on.
WHAT????? You didn't think I'd say a holiday, a car , clear the mortgage, and make sure the rest of the family are comfortable. Did you? Hell no! Opportunities like this are rare but when they come, you gotta go for it!
My first purchase would be a new vehicle... I need one so bad.
After that, I would buy a house for my parents and one for myself. Get out of debt, and then invest and donate a bunch to various charities that I like. I think of this quite often. One can dream and hope. Its called faith and I only pray God will bestow a blessing of good fortune upon me. Happy New year!
I would buy my mother a nice apartment and pay the rents for her and the same with my two older kids; I would buy apartements for them and pay their rents.
Then I would invite my mom and kids for a travel to a country where the sun shines and enjoy the travel. Since my dad died, my mum and kids means everything to me. Some money would go to charity for the homeless people here in town. There are homeless people in Sweden, some don't believe it's true but it's a fact.
I hope you and your family have a happy New Year Jonathan. Love from Sweden!
January 12 Melanie Chisholm In our hearts, she will always be "Sporty Spice"-lol Melanie Jane Chisholm was born in 1974 in Merseyside, England. The 5'6" energetic singer/composer joined the legendary "Spice Girls" in 1994. The groups 3-year run yielded 3 albums that sold over 40 million albums worldwide. As Melanie C she began her solo career with an album that didn't do terribly well in the beginning. 1999's "Northern Star" floundered til it's re-release in August, 2000. Amazingly the record has gone over 3-million in sales worldwide since. It actually re-entered the UK charts again in 2004. Her second album was "Reason", her third "Beautiful Intentions", and last years "Better Alone", has pretty much cemented her solo career and distanced her from her former bandmates. Oh, she has a lot of tattoo's. Cool-lol
Birthday's today: Rob Zombie, Howard Stern, Kirsty Alley, Maggie Bell Heather Mills, Ray Manzarek (Doors), Oliver Platt, Joe Frazier, Vendela, Wayne Wang, Dontrelle Willis, Tom Dempsey, Naya Rivera, Greg Morton, Farrah Forke, Anthony Andrews, Chris Bell (Big Star), Larry Hoppens, Cynthia Robinson (Sly and Family Stone), Long John Baldry (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
Pay off my bills and buy all my family and friends a gift.
What will you do with the rest of it? Bank it and think it over - I'm Libran- I'm indecisive. lol
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? Probably have a little spend but bank the majority to create some security for myself.
I dont plan, I live for the moment. Life happened when we are busy making plan for life.
Victoria born Vietnam living in Switzerland (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Another interesting question Jonathan! The first thing I'm going to do with the next significant sum I receive is get my teeth fixed. Then relocate.
I would invest in my work. Plus, the more resources I have, the more good will work I can do. Right now, I am compelled to think in terms of money just to keep the show on the road, which is irritating.
If and when the time comes that I have a LARGE estate to administer, it has always been my intent to start a foundation for musicians. Everywhere I've lived, I've seen musicians face certain basic situations which cause difficulties for them, and I have long planned to start a NPO to meet these concerns. My other career experience, including experience with NPO's and fundraising, helps strengthen my grasp of the possibilities here.
I've already poured thousands into helping homeless animals, and I would continue to do so on a much larger scale, possibly funding an entire shelter.
I've always presumed I would achieve wealth and influence, and to be honest, I'm surprised that the things I speak of aren't already a reality. This year I've resolved to stop stepping out of the spotlight whenever it starts to fall on me, so things are more likely to happen.
I'd buy that Urban Outfitters t-shirt I've wanted for ages.
What will you do with the rest of it? It'll probably have the joy of being spent on some new clothes, gas money and going towards my college fund.
Will you live for the moment and spend it all? OR, will you think of long term? A little bit of both. Being stingy's not too fun, but I'm already pretty happy with where I'm at right now (financially), so what's the point in spending it all right now?
January 11 Mary J. Blige The 5' 6" Mary was born in the Bronx, New York in 1971. She never graduated High School. Who cares, she is one of America's premiere hip-hop siul/R&B artists. Mary has worked with P. Diddy more than once in her career. Her husband Kendu Isaacs has helped her through all of her drug and drinking problems. Her catalog of albums just keep growing. Her songs can be heard in films such as "Bridgett Jones: The Edge Of Reason" (2004), "Honey" (2003), and "Brown Sugar" (2002), among numerous others.
Birthday's today: Vickie Peterson (Bangles), KIm Coles, Anna Calder- Marshall, Bryon Robson, Taryn Reneau, Lee Ritenour, Naomi Judd, Christine Kaufman, Jessica Nilsson, Nadia Turner, Jason Connery, Ky�ko Hikami, Olivia Barash, Melanie Hill, Rey Ordonez, Kuniaki Kobayshi, Saska ten Bateburg, Julie Moran
Q of THE WEEK continues (see Monday)
Good question, I'm gonna answer this one.
Depending on the money... I'd pay off my student loan, my Dr. bill, my credit cards and my vehicle.
If I received a million I'd probably buy my parents a house in Arizona for them to retreat too and put the rest of it into college funds for my nephews and save some for my kids (if I have any) and probably help out my brother by giving him a down payment for a house for him and his family. :)
First purchase: Sort of a spending spree for my band, I suppose...any piece of musical equipment we could possibly need...hopefully this counts as just one purchase if it's done all in one day at the same place...I think it should.
After that, I'd get myself outta debt, along with as many of my friends as possible, so we can go on with our creative ventures without that on our backs...then a little house so I'd have my own place...and of course I'd make a few wise investments...but seriously, I could die tomorrow, so I'd wanna blow a good bit of it on fun things...like booze, blackjack, and blowtorches. Sounds like a good night, huh?
Hi Jonathan, I'm easily pleased so I would have to say just enough money to buy myself a house, car, 2 bikes (motorbikes), a round the world holiday trip and put some money aside for my 2 children! Typical purchases really I suppose...how boring is that? lol
January 10 Pat Benatar An American rock icon. Her video of "You Better Run" was the second music video to be aired on MTV on August 1, 1981. Pat was born in 1953 Brooklyn, New York and raise in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York. Her given name was Patricia Andrzejewski. Her songs have appeared in at least 24 films. The most recent were in "13 Going On 30" (2004), and "The Italian Job" (2003). She is married to bandmate Neil Giraldo, and they have two daughters, Haley and Hana. There is no doubt that MTV drove her career. "Love Is A Battlefield" would be her most notable song.
Birthday's today: Shawn Colvin, Rod Stewart, Krista Tesreau, George Foreman, William Sanderson, Aynsley Dunbar, Willie McCovey, Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite), Kirk Kirkwood (Meat Puppets), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Marnie Reece-Wilmore, Glenn Robinson, Luci Martin (Chic), Ivan Twigden, Janet Jones, Shannon Kavanaugh, Emma Bunton, Michael Schenker (Scorpions), Ana Layeuska, Jennifer Cudnik, Sarah Shahi, Chris "Mack Daddy" Smith (Kriss Kross), Scott Thurston (The Motels), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Marcus Bagwell, Sal Mineo (R.I.P.), Jim Croce (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday) Two million dollars. My first purchase would be a tour. Pay the band's rent and wages and hit the road with our new album! Nothing better than that. I want to go to Japan.
What will you do with the rest of it? Save for my future child's college fund, pay off my mortgage, finish renovating my home. If I invest a million at 8 percent dividends, I can maintain my current lifestyle and quit my job, too.
Will you live for the moment and spend it all? OR, will you think of long term? Half of it. You can't take it with you, and one thing money does afford you is opportunity. You have to make your own nowadays.
There is a bit of that. Saving for the rainy day is important, so I don't have to eat dog food when I'm old and someone can stick me in an old ladies' farm when I finally lose my mind.
Jonathan, Hope the New Year is treating you well...if not, F' it.
If I 'came across' a LARGE sum of $$, there's nothing particularly clever or esoteric I'd do with it...pay off credit cards, pay off mortgage, and fund three teenage boys college educations. I'd like to be able to help my oldest son's band but, that would require WAY more than just a LARGE sum of money.
If per chance some of the green spot should happen my way I would firstly start up my own publishing company starting off with a mag which would be a creative platform for anyone and everyone it would hopefully be as far away from any PRETENTIOUS bollocks and most forms of commerciality as it can possibly get. I would get some old punk honorary editor...preferably one with brain organ still in tact.
Secondly, I would like to sponsor some kind of animal rescue shelter beginning with the yellow peril China. Obviously there are limitations as to what can be done there and of course it's vast. Research would have to be carried out. The Chinese are awful!
Thirdly, crank up a scheme for the deprived youth of the UK. Take kids on holiday out of the U.K.. Probably their first time maybe send them to a snooty American summer camp...ha ha cultural exchange and all that. No pie in the sky stuff, just away from some Brit politician's idea of a sodding YOUTH scheme.
Additionals, include getting my MA in film studies, moving to the Kent or Cornish coast, owning more dogs, indulging my 1950s ceramics and textile obsession, sending my mum and dad some place nice for a long holiday, touring across the U.S.A., oh, also bunging some cash to some of my closest friends so they can get their ideas of the ground.
Hey, hellooo :) Sorry I missed ur last questionaire thing - damn shame as it was a good one - I like the way you make people's brain to have to 'think' :)
But ok, heres my thoughts about it.
If I came into a large amount of money - I would;
1) Pay off all my bills - it's a money making industry putting us in debt!! - how lovely.
2) I'd take my boy somewhere amazing - laugh a lot - eat loads of ice cream and feel happy together with no worries.
3) I'd ponder on how to create more money with wot I have in order to escape the rat race 'n live and do the things I love which are: Havin fun being involved with my kids growing up in life -writing, singing, gigging in the Duel.
Puttin' on shows for the benefit of www.release.org.uk - so close to my heart 4 way too many reasons (I do voluntary work here)
Help fundwww.ffruk.com - put on some amazing bands -make easily available - music that screams into the hearts of the discontent.
Other than that - I'm not sure ... maybe indulge in my shoe fetish, a bright new red lipstick that doesn't come off. My perfect fella would be cool - but, haha - dont think money can buy me one of those !!
January 9 Maggie Rizer One of the top models in the fashion industry. The 5'9" blonde was born in Watertown, New York in 1978. Maggie has appeared in ads for Calvin Klein, Versace, and The Gap. She has been on TV's "America's Top Model", and had a role in 2004 on "Sex And The City". When she was 14, her openly gay father Kevin O'Dea Rizer died of AIDS. After speaking with her fathers life partner over the years, she has since become very involved with AIDS awareness.
Birthday's today: Joely Richardson, Dave Matthews, Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Crystal Gale, David Johansen (N.Y. Dolls), Rosalyn Kind, Angie Martinez, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Kiko Calero, Natalie Ebnet, Dick Enberg, Lara Fabian, Kimberly Beck Hilton, Paul King (Blue Oyster Cult), Mugsy Bogues, Mai Oikawa, Henriette Richter-Rohl, Sussanah York, Katri Manninen, Bob Denver (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Continues from last week! We have a New Year! Somehow, you recieved a LARGE sum of money. (You determine the amount) What will be your first purchase? What will you do with the rest of it?
Will you live for the moment and spend it all? OR, will you think of long term?
AMOUNT OF MONEY: UNLIMITED SUPPLY What will be your first purchase? AN AIRLINE TICKET TO, AND PURCHASE HOUSE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
What will you do with the rest of it? RECORD MY NEXT RECORD, THEN TOUR TOUR TOUR. THROW SOME AT MY FRIENDS THAT NEED IT, AND DONATE TO LOTS OF CAUSES. HAVE HOUSES IN MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? SINCE I AM GOING TO HAVE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY, I CAN DO BOTH...LET'S SAY I HAD A LIMITED SUPPLY JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT, I WOULD SPEND SOME NOW AND INVEST SO I CAN LIVE OFF OF MY PASSIVE INCOME 4EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
A large sum of money, eh? Well, I'm not really into posessions, to be honest. Sure, sure. There's the Jackson RR5, ivory with black pinstripes that I'd love to have. It's my dream guitar and costs $1119.99.
I suppose if I had a lot of money I'd buy that. But really, I don't know what I'd do with more money after that. Get a nice camera since I am so wrapped up in photography. Maybe even the equipment to have a darkroom of my own where I could develop photographs I took.
I guess buy some necessities you needed to live. And, a pink elephant.
Scratch out the pink elephant-I can hardly take care of myself, let alone a pet.
But really I don't know what my deal is. I have these friends that dream of big houses and lots of things and I don't. I don't need money or power to be happy with my life.
January 8 Sarah Polley The 5' 2" actress and renowned director for political activism, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1979. Sarah's resume in film is a mile long. She was supposed to be the original star in "Almost Famous", which she dropped out of to do a small film in her native Canada. The film was supposed to make her a star in the United States. Director Cameron Crowe was dismayed. As a youngster she starred as Sally Salt in "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen". You might remember her in films such as "Go" (1999), "EXistenZ" (1999), and "Dawn Of The Dead" (2004). She has done near 50 movies. Her next one will be "Cock & Bull", now in pre-production for this year.
Birthday's today: Sean Paul, R. Kelly, Soupy Sales, Bull Nakano, Sass Jordan, Rey Misterio Sr., Shirley Bassey, David Bowie, Robbie Kreiger (Doors), Bart Starr, Bruce Sutter, Karen Poole, Amanda Burton, Loletta Lee, Gaby Hoffman, Ami Dolenz, Rachel Nichols, Jenny Lewis, Genevieve Cortese, Wolgang Puck, Aimi Nakamura, Ming-Chen Chen, Michelle Forbes, Lauren Hewett, Kathleen Noone, Jason Giambi, Bill Graham (R.I.P.), Elvis Presley (R.I.P.), Andrew Wood (Mother Love Bone (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: continues (see Monday)
I'd buy a bigger house, although nothing spectacular...just somewhere homely.
I'd give a large sum (depending on how much I'd won) to each of my children and other immediate family members.
I'd donate some to NSPCC, NSPCA and cancer research.
A bit of both. I'm very spontananeous and impulsive so would probably go a little wild for the first day or so until sitting down and thinking about it.
What will you do with the rest of it? BUY A HOUSE, travel, give a little to friends and family.
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? I think both, but most for long term.
Delphine Nantes France (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
January 7 Kristy Yang Kristy was "Miss Asian 1995". The 5' 61/2" actress was born in Shanghai, China in 1974. She actually is an alumni of Rosedale High School in Toronto, Canada. Sometimes credited as Kristy Yeung. Has appeared in many Hong Kong films such as; "The Storm Riders", "The Duel", "God Of Fist Style", "City Of Desire", "A Man Called Hero", and "The Monkey King". Kristy is currently doing TV in Hong Kong (ATV).
Birthday's today: Nicolas Cage, Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's), Linda Kozlowski, Katie Couric, Kaz Lux, Sammo Hung, Eric Gagne, Lyndsy Fonseca, Erin Gray, John Christopher Perry (The Cure), Guy Hebert, Hallie Todd, Mike McGear, Jann Wenner, Tony Conigliaro, David Caruso, Kathleen Wong, Donna Rice, Sandra Kearney, Hayley Jensen, David Porcelijn, Malcom MacDonald
Q of THE WEEK: continues through all next week (see Monday)
Ummm... mine's really dull. �3000 would do me... I need to get a Powerbook and some audio hardware for recording.
January 6 Gabrielle Reece The 6' 3" Professional Volleyball player/ Model was born 1970 in Trinidad. She was an All-Conference Volleyball star at Florida State University, where she attended on an athletic scholarship. She played for the Lady Foot Locker Pro team and was Captain and MVP. As an Elite agency fashional model Gabrielle could command a $10,000 a day rate. The 160 lb beauty wears a Dress size 8, and shoe size 11. She appeared as the trainer in "Gattica" (1997), and will be seen in "Cloud Nine" in 2006 as Christina Hansen.
Birthday's today: Julie Chen (Big Brother), Howie Long, Bonnie Franklyn, Dirk de Vries, Earl Scruggs, John Singleton, Susie Castillo, Nancy Lopez, Natasha Bell, Julie Dove, Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Yi Lu, Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge), Peter Loren (Trixster), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean). Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), Jenna Z. Wilson, Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention), Grant Goodeve, Nicole DeHuff (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday) *Due to a large amount of response, this will continue through the weekend and next week. Thank you.
I will use it to go to school in England. And save the rest as needed.
If I came into a large sum of money I'd donate it to Locks Of Love. A nonprofit organization that provides custom fitted hairpieces to children with long-term medical hair loss. They accept hair donations as well as financial donations.
First I would make sure we were 100% out of debt. Then, I would invest in Real Estate outside of NYC, a parking lot, build a Trader Joes in Manhattan...something that would eventually bring in enough passive money so that we wouldn't have to worry about working again at, like, 40. We both don't mind working. 10 more years wouldn't be bad.
In short, I'd set us up for the long-term. After we achieved that, only then would I buy in NYC for us to live. Maybe set up some bungalows across the US/UK. God how practical & sappy. Oh & I'd take surfing lessons.
And then I would spend some and save some. How much I'd spend depends on how much money I got. If it were millions, I'd buy myself that Jag I've always wanted.
If it were less, I'd spend it on music, clothes and blingbling (jewelery) ;)
Freddie H�ssleholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Gym membership. lol What will you do with the rest of it? I would buy a car go to music school, start singing lessons again, and become an amazing studio/teacher/song writer/producer,give to those who did not have to help them become what I have always wanted to be.
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? I will think of both.
I would upgrade everything that needs it at the station first. Then, I would buy a house.
I would spend some and save some.
Joey Gusto Program Director WBER Rochester New York
Suppose I won the lottery - say �1 million - the first thing I would do is pay off my mortgage and all my debts (LOTS of them!!!)
Then I would get a new bathroom in my house and a new garage and have the garden landscaped. Then I would buy condos in Orlando and rent them to British tourists, employing a number of American citizens and thereby obtaining a Green Card, after which I would sell my house and buy a chunk of land in Texas (about 80 miles south west of Austin), have a ranch style property built on it with a swimming pool and write novels and raise horses for the rest of my life, using the novels (if they got published) and the income from the property rental to live off.
January 5 Kylie Bax Kyle is one of the world's top fashion models. Born in Thames, New Zealand in 1975. She has appeared on over 20 Vogue covers around the world. She was ranked #53 in Stuff Magazine's "Top 102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). The 5' 10" beauty has done over a half dozen films. She married Spiros Poros on the Greek Island of Delos on August 28 of 2005. Has one child.
Birthday's today: Marilyn Manson, Chris Stein (Blondie), Michael O' Donoghue, January Jones, Clarine Harp, Ray Morgan, DJ Bobo, Rick Ambrose, Chuck Noll, Pamela Sue Martin, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Fassero, George Brown (Kool & The Gang), Robert Duvall, Charlie Rose, Diane Keaton, Leila Meskhi, Erin Lear, Amanda Hearst, Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson), So-yi Yoon, Pamela Paulshock, Carl Evans
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An on site drum kit! Then I'd spend the rest on building a new stage!
January 4 Beth Gibbons Beth Gibbons is the mesmerizing voice of Portishead. Born 1965 in Bristol, England. I will share this with you. Over the years, the "PNYC: Portishead-Roseland New York" live CD has gotten more rotation in the L bedroom than any other CD, with Paul Okenfold coming in a close second. Beth and the trip hop sound of Portishead is a totally unique feeling like few can match. The band has had songs in films such as "Batman And Robin", "Tank Girl", and numerous others.
Birthday's today: Ann Magnuson, Dyan Cannon, Cait O'Riordan (Pogues), Vanity, Dave Foley, Volker Hornback (Tangerine Dream), Matt Frewer, John McLaughlin, Sonya Richter, Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), Bernard Sumner (New Order), Ted Lilly, Julia Ormand, Lindsay Kennedy, Patty Loveless, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Don Shula, Chris Kanyon, Martin McAloon (Prefab Sprout), Jeremy Licht, Floyd Patterson
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A Chanel bag. I'll buy me and my boyfriend an apartment in N.Y. I will definantly think long term. But, that probably won't work out for me too much.
What will be your first purchase? A car for my daughter so she can get around better with her kids.
What will you do with the rest of it? Pay off my bills. (debt free is a good thing)
Will you live for the moment and spend it All? OR, will you think of long term? Depending on the amount. I would make wise choices try best not to waste and help out who I can when I can.
I am a custom to struggling with making ends meet. Single mom for 18 yrs, supporting my daughter and her 2 kids, I work full time, while her and I both go to school full time. Money is always spent with thought.
You would be amazed how far a dollar can go.
Tasha Springfield Oregon (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
First purchase would be, a new house, I'd pay for it all right then and there, in cash. 3 bdrm 2 bath, furniture for every room.
I'd pay off my medical bills. I'd buy my son everything from some toys, new clothes, a bike, etc, I'd do the same for me, except mine would be *Adult* toys to add to my collection, haahahahah.
Ummm, I'd give my mom money so she could finally divorce my dad and get a place for her and my sister.
I'd think of long term, because it's not every day you'd win that amount of money (lets say 5 mill. )
January 3 Emme Wong New upcoming actress and very popular singer. Born in 1981 in Hong Kong. Real name Wong Yi-Man. She speaks both Cantonese and English. Her Favorite singer is Faith Hill. Emme's specialty is drumbeat. Her most recent film was "Hak bak jin cheung" (2005).
Birthday's today: Danica McKeller, Diora Baird, Ross The Boss (Dictators), Jim Ross, Amanda Rowen, Nicole LaPlaca, Cheryl Miller, Eli Manning, Frank Dicopoulos, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Jin-yoon Park, Bobby Hull, Caitlin Mowrey, Luis Soho, Magnus Guestafsson, Dinara Drukarova, George Martin (Beatles R.I.P.)
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Oh lets see, if I won a fairly large sum of money...the 1st thing I would buy is my own recording studio. Then:
I would plan for the future as well as splurge today...and I sure would make a ton of peoples lives happy. Those people that have touched mine along the way!!
Hey Jonathan, ok, I'm given $15 million. Don't know how or why, but I would spend the money as relayed below in order of importance, with ...1 being the most important.
5 - pay off mortages for mother and I 4 - donate a large sum to SPCA 3 - invest in stockmarket 2 - allocate certain amount of $$$ to each of my siblings 1 - travel, travel, and oh yeah, travel some more
Originally I had wanted to list 10 things but quickly decided I was being greedy. I'd certainly want $15 mil when the time comes for me to visit LA. Alas, I'll have to make do with VISA. Hope your new years was hardoutfuntimes :)
My first purchase (after paying off my debts first) would be one of the townhomes I recently saw near my neighborhood, in which I would live while finding land somewhere and then having my dream home built (which I already have in my head). Other than that, considering it's a large enough sum of money I would also do the following:
*Open a new nightclub in this city that only has metal, industrial and gothic music played by the deejays and features live bands on occasion (can you tell I miss the Atomic?)
*Open a large no-kill shelter/animal sanctuary *Invest here and there so that I can keep the money flowing and not blow it all! *Travel often *Contribute to certain charities
*Enjoy having financial freedom for once...that would be the most appealing part of it all...so I could live for the moment, which more of us should be doing anyway, yet with the investments it wouldn't be all pissed away either!!
Hello again Jonathan, I am hiding from Sweden and gaining strength in Upstate New York for the moment after my 16-year old sons death .....and seeing my cancer sick mother who is really hanging in there. Strength of an ox ...even after lung surgery and chemo. My sister and grandmother just died from the same lung cancer but she is hanging in there. Believe it when they say deaths come in three.
Anyway, back to posivite thinking.
I would send my other living son to the music store and let him buy the best of the best music equipment for his band...the self deception on this site myspace. I would play live music from my 16-year old son's grave so that when all the people including the youth came to visit the gravestone and light a candle they could be comforted by music. My oldest son actually played at my other son's funeral
I would send my lung cancer sick mother to the ocean for healing because the ocean has all the elements for healing and gaining strength. The fire= from the sun, water=the ocean. the air=the ocean breeze and the earth of course is the earth. It gives strength and healing there.
If there was anything left over I would invest a little and absolutely give to someone in need. Pay it forward I think the term is called. Maybe New Orleans disaster victims would get a good slice.
Happy New Year. Keep up the good work that you do. Fondly,
Connie Lee Stockholm Sweden (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
January 2 Kate Bosworth You could say that the 23-year old is blessed. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1983, she already has an impressive resume. Some of her films include "Beyond The Sea", "Wonderland", "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton", and the very trippy "Rules Of Attraction" (2002). In 2006 look for Kate in "Seasons Of Dust", as well as playing Lois Lane in "Superman Returns". She is a champion equestrian, and her natural hair color is brown. Her boyfriend is Orlando Bloom, till further notice.
Birthday's today: Lou Gramm, Christy Turlington, Calvin Hill, Ricky Van Shelton, Tia Carrere, Jack Hanna, Joanna Pacula, Cuba Gooding Jr., Isabella Parkinson, Heather Juergensen, Diane Lane, Devin Douherty, Juha Lind, Edgar Martinez, Nadia Cassini, Julie Farrar, Wendy Phillips, David Cone, Jim Bakker, Taye Diggs
Q of THE WEEK: We have entered a New Year! Somehow, you have received a LARGE sum of money. (You determine the amount) What will be your first purchase? What will you do with the rest of it?
Will you live for the moment and spend it all? OR, will you think of long term?
It depends on the sum. I have priorities. I know you said large but 'large' is relative.
If it was large enough I'd get myself out of debt, buy a better house (not too huge, tax still gets demanded on the worth of your house when the money runs out) furnish it and throw away all my old junk I have now. Get a nice car, buy a better camera and equipment, then start thinking about funding my son through college and university.
If there's anything left after that I'll spend it on fun stuff, world travel, festivals etc., and helping out true friends and family. If there's still a large enough sum left I'll stick it in a savings account for future needs and live off the interest. Gabi Manchester England www.myspace.com/spikednbloody
I am thinking $35,000 as a random sum
What will be your first purchase? A nice rental apartment in Berlin for my impending trip
What will you do with the rest of it? Put it down on my new house that I will be moving into next month.
I would first buy a house and a car. Then I would make sure that my eldest daughter and her family had a house and a car. I would then open a high interest account for each of my other two daughters...for them to have when they are 21. I would then live for the moment and spend spend spend whatevers left!!!
January 1 (Welcome to the NEW YEAR!) Holly Willoughby This beautiful Brit was born in 1981 in Brighton, England. She is a rising star presenter on Television. She has done "Best Ever Family Films", and "ITV 50 Greatest Shows". Aside from numerous TV appearences, Holly played herself in "Never Mind The Buzzcocks".
Birthday's today: Kimberly Page, DJ Shadow, DeDee Pfeiffer, Morris Chestnut, Catherine McCormick, Michael David Morrison, Morgan Fisher (British Lions), Frank Langella, Country Joe McDonald, Alexis Arquette, Abdulla The Butcher, Jaco Pastorious, Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci), Nina Bott, Melissa DiMarco, Ren Woods, Grandmaster Flash, Vivian Wu, Marcia Cross, Fang Li
I am a religious KUPD morning and afternoon listener. Recently I have been catching your Saturday morning show. You have turned me on to a whole new genre of music. Keep up the great work.
Thanks Dana A Red card holder since 6th grade.
*Dana, This is probably the best e-mail I've gotten since returning to Phoenix and radio. Having an open mind to music is key to my radio existence. I thank you for taking that moment to sit down and type this and sending it to me. -JL