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John Joseph Lydon was born on this date in London in 1956. Will always be known as Johnny Rotten,
lead vocalist for the punk rock group Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. With his sarcastic and provo-
cative public personality, he participated in laying down a new template for rebellious youth and band
frontmen. His musical innovations have also been influential. He is married to Nora Forster. They have
no children together, but Lydon is stepfather of Forster's daughter, Ari Up, who herself had been the
lead singer in the influential all-female postpunk, dub reggae band, The Slits. John currently lives in Los
Angeles. One of Johnny's funnier moments was appearing on Judge Judy. A former hired musician was
suing Lydon. Johnny won, due to Judge Judy telling to be quiet while he was ahead. Important notation;
In 1984, Lydon worked with Time Zone on their best-known single, "World Destruction". A collaboration
between Lydon, Afrika Bambaataa and producer/bassist Bill Laswell, the single was the first real rapcore
song; predating Run-DMC and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way". That song appears on Afrika Bambaataa's
1997 compilation album, Zulu Groove. He has not done anything of musical note for a number of years.
Lydon is currently one of the judges in the Bodog Music Battle of The Bands competition.
Birthday's today: Grace Lam, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Adrian Vanderberg (Whitesnake), Justin Timberlake, Lloyd Cole, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Mary Elizabeth Vera,
Ernie Banks, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Charlie Muselwhite, Yeong ae Lee, Naja Jamaan,
Stuart Margolin, Philip Glass, Audra Lynn, Nolan Ryan, Terry Lath (Chicago), Guy Pratt Jessica Walter, Lisa Karlstrom, Jin-ah Kim, Minnie Driver
Ichecked out all the responses. I like how all those chicks were
all on their high horses about how horrible Reality TV was and
said "but I watch blah blah blah".
What a joke...OF COURSEit's crap!
I like the crap! I wanna watch the crap!
I admit it's crap! gimmie more crap! I gotta get in touch w/ some
more of those other crap-TV lovin hotties.
Those self-rightous wind-bags are most likely watching American Idol,
Wife Swap, or Extreme Makeover, and when someone walks in the
room they turn it on the History Channel or PBS.
I say shut up!
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January 30 Geraldine Bazon
Rosalba Geraldine Bazon Ortiz was born on this date in 1983 in Mexico City. She is a Mexican actress,
singer and anchorwoman currently living in Miami. She's part of Women Fair, Amigos for Kids activities,
Latin Book Festivals, in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, In her spare time she likes
to support causes such as the Televisa and TV Azteca Foundations, Movimiento Azteca, Telethon in Mex-
ico, Panama, and Guatemala. Also she supports US social and charity organizations and foundations in
the areas of the homeless, discrimination, cancer, the Special Olympics, AIDS, etc. Geraldine, on Tele-
mundo informed that the soap opera Victoria will sell on NATPE, event that will take place in Las Vegas
from January 28th to January 31st, 2008, together with Dance, Dance, Dance, Escalera al Cielo,
Alguien te Mira, El Engao, and 2 talk shows Alessandra tu sexologa y 12 Corazones. she's no-
minate to the 3 Edicion Orquidea USA Award for the next January 31th, and she"ll on the 10 Edicion of
Billboards Awards 2008 celebrate in Miami. She is a member of: ANDA, ANDI, ALAS, Mujeres en el Cine y
la Television WIFT&TV. She has been acting in movies, theater, radio and TV for 19 years, with the last
three years in the United States.
Birthday's today: Christian Bale, Vanessa Redgrave, Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane),
Dick Cheney, Steve Bartek, Anne Doyle, Phil Collins, Jalen Rose, Leilani Dowding,
Paige Moss, Davey Johnson, Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), Payne Stewart, Jody Watley,
Alex Hyde-White, Dorothy Malone, Rebecca Smart, Steve Marriott (Humble Pie R.I.P.)
Amanda Essex East United Kingdom www.myspace.com/ghostygirlxx AMANDA'S OPINION: Hi Jonathan.Big nay for me. It's crud and
has given us some of the world's most irritating, chavy butt heads
in the world gracing our screens every waking moment!
Jade Goodey ring any bells???
Whatever happened to Gladators, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush,
and Mr. Blobby??? Now that was proper entertainment!
How is a bunch of chavy freaks sittin in a house being bored ent-
Rather watch paint dry myself, more personality in a pot of
Great question, nice one Jonathan!
Love and happiness!
Pretty Thing London England www.myspace.com/me_pretty_thing
PRETTY THING'S OPINION: Nay. I have enough of a life to see
how to live my own, without trying to emulate or envying some
idiot on TV.=]
I want the Desperate Housewives of Wisteria Lane, McDreamy,
McSteamy, et al,
I want a new episode of Dirty Sexy Money, I need to know if Ugly
Bettychooses Henry or the sandwich guy.
Or maybe I need to find a new hobby. The longer the writers stike
continues, the better my chances of finding one!
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January 29 Heather Graham
Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on this date in 1970, the daughter of Joan, a teacher
and noted author of children's books, and James Graham, a retired FBI agent. She graduated
from the Agoura High School in California in 1988. In 1986, Heather appeared on a special "Teen
Week" episode of the NBC-TV game show Scrabble. As a supporting actress, she was cast in a
number of parts that brought her attention, including Nadine in 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. In
1991, appeared in the TV series Twin Peaks as Annie Blackburn, Dale Cooper's second-season
love interest. However, her breakthrough role was that of 1970s porn starlet Roller Girl in 1997's
Boogie Nights, for which she received several award nominations. Her first starring role was in
1999 as Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. She also appeared in the
music video for Lenny Kravitz's cover of "American Woman" by The Guess Who. More recently,
she starred as Mary Kelly in the 2001 film From Hell, based on the story of Jack the Ripper. And
although Heather has been featured in mainstream films, she has also been cast in a number of
independent films. Some of those films, like 2002's The Guru, have brought her critical praise. She
also starred opposite Joseph Fiennes in the less successful Killing Me Softly. In 2001, Heather was
named by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World". Films that Heather will be
in the near future; "Have Dreams Will Travel", Buy Borrow Steal", and "Boogie Woogie".
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.)
JENNINE'S OPINION: I haven't really watched any Reality
shows since MTV's Real World, NYC in 1991and I LOVED IT!!
That was the premier season for RW- I don't think MTV ever got
enough credit for being the first, pioneering the reality show world
as we know it.
Maybe I'm just a freak, but my reality show is Politics!! It started
with my discovering C-SPAN and sitting for hours on weekends
watching all the highlights from the past week's Senate and House
hearings and White House Press briefings would be a laugh-out riot
if it wasn't so damn sad.
Now, with the primary's taking place in the US, if you're a political
junky like me, there's no other more exciting time as now (and this year is especially historical!!!) This is a time when we see Dems &
Republicans EATING THEIR OWN!!...ATTACKING EACH OTHER!!
Every day I tune in to hear the latest attacks spewing from different
campaigns, flying at the media like raw meat to a hungry lion.
I am the ANTI-PUNDIT, however, the musings and opines of the so- called journalists in the Main Stream Media are hysterical to me.
With that being said, whatever Reality show you may be into, just
know that what you're watching is like, 100 times more based in reality than the delusional place our current President resides and
has been since 2000!!!
PITA'S OPINION:Yes I do. I love American Idol, Hell's Kitchen,
and such like that.
Why do I love to watch them? Because it is a good way to get my
kids and I together (3 teenagers) so we are all together at at least
an hour at a time. Quality time!
LULA'S OPINION: Hi Jonathan, yes I have watched Reality TV and
it churns my stomach and I get gnarly aches watching people live
out their fame.
I think television is for the weak minded and as are the reality shows.
I can recall watching a show with wanna be Stars Like the Cory's for
example. Those poor idiots. Time has passed them bye-bye.
I went to elementary school with one of the Cory's (Feldman) and he
was the nicest nerd-kid I ever befriended. On the last day of school,
Cory gave his Sammy the Salamander. That was in Mrs. Peterson's third
grade class. Anyway I am getting to the point of this point.
These people are so lonely and hurting for attention that they turn to making
Reality Shows a business everyone can participate in...with negative output
by the viewers.
I don't need to know about almost famous or famous people's business and
what they do at home. I have also watched that Mogul Mom of Phat. Now
why do I care how she lives and treats her friends and family? What ever
happened to privacy? These people need more attention? And, her show
allows me to criticize her and her bratty ugly children.
See what I am getting at? My opinion on their life style...thus creates neg-
ativity in my mind and out into the universe.
And then the Britney and her husband thing. Britney has the world judging
her and her family life. Poor thing, stop abusing yourself and letting every-
one know your business. She has attracted negative energy and that poor girl
...she is so lost and used by the media. Give us more to talk about Britney.
We have to make ourselves feel better by making you the terrible mom star.
These poor souls have no Idea what they are doing to themselves and to the
universe. They invade us (me) with their lame shows as they pretend to be
something important. Give me something of substance and that actually gives
back to the weakened mind. People sit around all day watching and absorbing
other people's ludicrous fantasies with a false sense of what Reality Shows
provide their meager minds.
This makes money and kills our precious imaginations.
Sarah McLachlan Sarah, born on this date in 1968, and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a child, she took voice
lessons, along with studies in classical piano and guitar. When she was 17 years old, and still a
student at Queen Elizabeth High School, she fronted a short-lived rock band called "The October
Game". Her high school yearbook claimed that she was "destined to become a famous rock star."
She is an award winning music star today. She lost her mother to cancer in December 2001, while
McLachlan herself was pregnant. McLachlan gave birth to a daughter named India Ann Sushil Sood
on April 6, 2002, in Vancouver. Sarah returned to public life and touring with her 2003 album rele-
ase, Afterglow, which contained the singles "Fallen", "Stupid", and "World On Fire." Rather than
shoot a conventional music video for "World On Fire", McLachlan donated all but $15 of the $150,
000 budget to various charitable causes around the world and then used the video to explain how
it benefited the communities that received the money. The McLachlan-founded Lilith Fair tour bro-
ught together 2 million people over its three-year history and raised more than $7 million for char-
ities. It was the most successful all-female music festival in history, one of the biggest music fest-
ivals of the 1990s, and helped launch the careers of several well-known female artists. In early
2007, she added her voice to Dave Stewart's Go Green, alongside Nadirah X, Imogen Heap, Natalie
Imbruglia, and others. On June 22, '07, she gave birth to her second daughter, Taja Summer Sood,
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,
Nay(ish) - I would love to say that I totally stray from reality
television. Every GREAT once in a while when I am low, and
witness a good train-wreck I partake.
I get great joy in seeing that
there are people more pathetic
and fucked up than I am (at that
moment). This is VERY rare.
I think (hopefully) we've finally seen the end to reality shows,
are starting to spawn reality shows from reality shows.
They are eating
themselves, and that's not right. *Unfortunately, they will never go away. Big bucks
for television. Maybe they will run out of ideas?
But, I doubt it.- Jonathan
January 25 Alicia Keys
Alicia, born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on this date in Harlem, New York City in 1980 is an Award
winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, music
video director, philanthropist, and author who has sold over forty-one million albums and si-
ngles worldwide as of 2007, and has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards,
eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. She graduated from the
Professional Performing Arts School, a prestigious high school in Manhattan, as valedictorian
at the age of sixteen. Although accepted to Columbia University, she decided to drop out and
pursue her musical career. Selling over 235,000 copies in its first week (more than 50,000 of
those on its first day), Songs in A Minor, released on June 5, 2001, went on to sell over ten mi-
llion units worldwide, and established Keys' popularity both outside and inside the U.S., where
she became the best-selling new artist of 2001 (as well as the best-selling R&B artist). Alicia
has opened a new recording studio in Long Island, New York called The Oven Studios, which
she co-owns with her production and songwriting partner Kerry "Krucial" Brothers. During the
early 2000s, made small cameos in such television series as Charmed and American Dreams.
In early October 2006, she played the voice of Mommy Martian in the "Mission to Mars" episode
of the children's television series The Backyardigans, in which she sang the song "Almost Every-
thing Is Boinga Here". She guest starred as herself in the "One Man Is an Island" episode of the
drama series Cane, first aired on November 6, 2007. Needless to say, Alicia is huge in popularity.
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)
Candy Phoenix Arizona www.myspace.com/candysstuff
CANDY'S OPINION: Very simple. I loathe reality television.
Let's get some real actors back on TV.
When Big Brother first started here in UK it was something
different and was an experiment into how the different people
would react to each other in a closed environment.
It was new and groundbreaking stuff and interesting to watch.
Now unfortuantely it's all about people wanting to be famous
and reacting to the cameras and playing up to them which is
now very sad and boring to watch.
The things people will do or say to be contoversial and remem-
bered is sometimes unbelievable. It's a shame really.
Now nearly every other show is a reality show, and it's all about
creating or furthering a 'showbiz' career.
January 24 Mischa Barton
Mischa was born in Hammersmith, London in 1986, to an Irish mother, Nuala (ne Quinn), a photo-
grapher, and English father, Paul Marsden Barton, a stockbroker. She has two sisters, Hania and
Zoe Barton. She moved to New York City at the age of four and was naturalized as a citizen of the
United States in Los Angeles on February 3, 2006 and has dual US/UK citizenship. She graduated
from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2004, and attended classes at The Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 2006. Mischa first appeared on television in 1996, as
young Lily Montgomery in All My Children, and in a modern re-make of Bonnie and Clyde. She gu-
est-starred in eight episodes of the television series Once and Again as Jessie Sammler's (Evan
Rachel Wood's) girlfriend, Katie Singer. Other television appearances include an episode of the
FOX series Fastlane, James Blunt's music video "Goodbye My Lover", and Enrique Iglesias' music
video Addicted. In August 2003, FOX premiered the television series The O.C., which became an
overnight success. It put Barton on the map as Marissa Cooper until her departure from the show i
n the third-season finale in May of 2006. In July 2006, Barton appeared on The Friday Night Project
as the guest host. The O.C. dropped in ratings dramatically during its third and fourth seasons, and
ended in early 2007. Recently, Barton was cast in an upcoming international film produced by the
Russian band t.A.T.u., called Finding t.A.T.u. She will then work on the upcoming films The Sopho-
more and Malice in Sunderland.
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, Sharon Tate (R.I.P.), Klaus Nomi (R.I.P.), John Belushi (R.I.P.), Warren Zevon (R.I.P.)
THE Q: "REALITY TELEVISION: YAY OR NAY?"
WHAT'S YOUR OPINION?
WATCH ANY? WHICH ONE'S? WHY? DON'T? WHY?
Aud South United Kingdom www.myspace.com/212686184
AUD'S OPINION: Reality Television used to be a yay, under
the guise of some kind of psychological insight. Now it's a nay.
I don't have the time or the inclination for the theatrical car
MOODYLICIOUS' OPINION: Yes on Reality TV. The dumber the
Me and my roomate like the dating shows. We loved Shot At Love with Tila Tequilla, and I Love New York Two, and are very excited
about Rock of Love Two!!!
However, we don't watch other big network reality shows like The
Bachelor...and have lost all interest in dinosaurs like Survivor, Big Brother, and what have you.
We like the VH1 and MTV shows the best...and E!
I guess there's a new Celebrity Rehab show coming on. We are waiting
on that one too!!!
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January 23 Tiffani Thiessen
Born on this date in 1974 in Long Beach, California. Tiffani is a television and film actress, best
known for her role as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and as Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills,
90210. After many years of going by her full name Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, she is now credited
as simply Tiffani Thiessen. As a child, she competed in many beauty pageants, and she won the
Miss Junior America pageant in 1987. After Saved By The Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210 she later
guest-starred in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl and the very short-lived action show Fastlane,
as well as guest-starring on Just Shoot Me!. Tiffani's transition to film has not gone well so far,
as most of her movies have been critically panned. In 2002, she appeared in the film Hollywood
Ending directed by Woody Allen. In January 2007 Thiessen joined the cast of ABC's relationship
drama What About Brian, playing the boss of Brian, and a potential love interest for Adam. How-
ever,in May 2007 ABC officially canceled the series. She recorded a public service announcement
for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign, and was featured in the music video for the song "You're a God" by the rock band Vertical Horizon. Tiffani is a part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
In 2006, she accepted an invitation to serve on the National Advisory Council for the organization.
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)
Nikki Modesto-Stockton California www.myspace.com/ntprod
NIKKI'S OPINION: Reality TV pisses me off...BUT...I am so
guilty of watching things like Rock Of Love and anything
psycho-bride related on that damn WE Channel. (I think it's WE...by virtue of being ashamed of watching those shows. I try to block it out...sorry.)
I'm not a big TV junkie...but I have to admit...it's easy to get
sucked down into the swirling hole that IS Reality TV.
Especially when they run those damn marathons.
Also...I hate to admit this...but for some reason if I ever make
the mistake of channel surfing on a day when I've nothing to do
...and accidentally land on it...I WILL watch Women of Ninja Warrior on G4...and somehow...I get caught up in that.
It's ridiculous. It has subtitles...there's no point...and it takes
over my brain.
The gross shows...I can do without...and I REFUSE to watch
someone gargle gerbil vomit for a Red Lobster gift certificate,
or anything remotely associated with people living together
for any amount of time.
Who needs that added drama and bitchiness in their day? If
given the choice...I'd smack these people into next week...
or just not watch them try to prove their self-worth on some
third rate TV show being hosted by some child actor trying to
pay for rehab.
TV sucks. Listen to music.
PS...You're the best EVER, Jonathan. Smoochas gracias from
the Golden State, baby!
KAT'S OPINION:OOOoooowell, tough one. I used to watch
Reality TV, but it has got sooo boring and too many ott people.
Then you hear they're actors etc.
I loved watching Jerry Springer though, whether they were
actors or real people, it was just so funny that people would
go on and do that sort of stuff. Fight on TV.
It had me in stitches.
But, those were the days. Today, everyone is tryin to get on in
any way, shape and form - and there are now way too many
Reality TV shows. In fact that many they all end up being about
the same things.
Too many, too often, too the same - if you get my drift.
Anyway, that is just my opinion, one of many. I used to love it, now I hate it.
Luv, Kat X
January 22 Michael Hutchence
Hutchence was born on this date in Sydney, son of Kelland ("Kell") and Patricia Hutchence, but was
subsequently raised in Hong Kong. He began performing at the age of eight in a local toy store com-
mercial. He attended King George V School and was in the house Crozier. The Hutchence family ev-
entually returned to Sydney in Michael's late teens, and it was there that Michael befriended Andrew
Farriss at Davidson High School on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Shortly, Michael and Andrew joined
with Andrew's brothers Tim and Jon, as well as friends Garry Gary Beers and Kirk Pengilly to form
their first band, The Farriss Brothers which would ultimately become INXS. INXS spent the mid-90s
trying to develop a successful new album after a series of critically acclaimed but less commercial
releases. The album, Elegantly Wasted, was released in April 1997. Hutchence and INXS went on a
world tour. The final leg of the tour was to be in Australia in November and December. However, on
the morning of November 22, 1997, Michael, aged 37, was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton
hotel in Double Bay, Sydney (now the Sir Stamford). A belt found at the scene suggested that he had
died by hanging. The Coroner of New South Wales determined that Hutchence's death was the result
of suicide but analysis of the witness statements in the Coroner's report, the lack of a suicide note
and other anecdotal evidence, such as the fact that Hutchence was found nude has led some - includ-
ing some of Hutchence's closest relatives, including his brother - to suggest that the cause of death
may have resulted from autoerotic asphyxiation (strangling himself during a sex act).
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,
Olivia D'Abo, Sam Cooke (R.I.P.), Bill Bixby (R.I.P.)
SHAWN'S OPINION: Reality TV is easy to get sucked into.
But, it's not REAL at all.
Most of it is scripted out and fake. I think 'reality' TV just
does a better job than sitcoms at portraying real life.
What I really hate...is how the reality players become TV
Nothing is real anymore...ha.
January 21 Emma Lee Bunton
Emma was born on this date in 1976 in Finchley, London, England. She is an English pop singer,
songwriter, and occasional actress. Bunton is best known for being a member of the successful
'90s girl group, the Spice Girls, in which she was known as "Baby Spice" as she was the youngest
member, had an "innocent" yet lolitaesque demeanor, and she often wore revealing "babydoll"
dresses. She joined the Spice Girls (then still called Touch) in 1994 after the original fifth Touch
member, Michelle Stephenson left the group. The group became one of the most successful mus-
ical acts of the 1990s, selling 35 million albums with studio releases Spice in 1996, Spiceworld in
1997, and Forever in 2000. Her debut solo album entitled A Girl Like Me spawned the UK number-
one hit "What Took You So Long?" as well as the top five hits "What I Am" (a cover of a 1988 song
earlier recorded by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) and "Take My Breath Away" (which has noth-
ing to do with Berlin's 1986 hit), and the top twenty hit "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight". The alb-
um sold approximately 125,000 copies in the UK. Due to the disappointing sales of the project,
Emma parted with Virgin in 2002. On June 28, 2007, it was announced that Bunton would be reun-
iting with the Spice Girls for a world tour and Greatest Hits collection release. With that done and
over, Emma announced that her fourth studio album will be released in 2009.
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.)
ALEX'S OPINION: Hi Jonathan. What do I think about
reality television? Easy, I hate every single one of them!
While I accept the makers of these shows are very clever
in coming up with what most of our brain dead society want
to see on the telly, I sometimes think I'm the only one on
this earth seeing such shows for what they are......pure
exploitation of the less fortunate for entertainment,
and hense money making for the TV fat cats.
Talk shows had been the bottom of the pit telly for me in
the past for doing the very same thing on the exploitation
front, and reality TV has just picked up where that left off.
As a result we see minority groups of people laughed at for
being different, the uneducated made to look bad so that the
viewer can laugh at the 'retards', while all the time it is the
fat cat producers who are laughing at the gullible viewing
public for watching such brain numbing crap.
Still, that is only my opinion, and goes against the many
millions of people who watch this drivel.
Luv, Alex. xxx
Love, Trisha (And that is officially the shortest answer I have ever given for any of your Q's!) :-) Very true Trish- Jonathan
January 18 Jane Horrocks Jane was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England in 1964 on this date. She trained at the
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
During the 1980s, Horrocks cohabited with the recording artist Ian Dury for approximately
two years. She lives with the UK writer Nick Vivian and they have two children, a son, Dylan,
and a daughter, Molly. Her first television role was as Louise in Jim Cartwright's Road in 1987. Other notable credits include: Absolutely Fabulous, Bad Girl, Boon, Heartland, Henry IV, Hunt-
ing Venus, "Jericho - To Murder and Create", and La Nonna, Leaving Home. Plus, Never Mind
the Horrocks, Nightlife, Wyrd Sisters, Red Dwarf, Some Kind of Life, Suffer the Little Children,
The Storyteller, The Garden, Spot the Dog (Spot's Musical Adventures and the revoiced release
of The Adventures of Spot), Fifi & the Flowertots and Welcome to the Times. She was also the
subject of an episode of genealogy documentary Who Do You Think You Are? (2006). In 2006,
Jane played the lead role in the television series The Amazing Mrs Pritchard about an ordinary
woman who is elected Prime Minister. It was shown in the United States on PBS in the autumn
of 2007. She is currently appearing in Absurd Person Singular in the West End. To me, Jane will
always be Bubble, the zany secretary for Edina (Jennifer Saunders) on Absolutely Fabulous.
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.)
CHARLI'S OPINION: Nay...because I ain't interested.
I get bored with the invasion of people's personnal space.
January 17 Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie was born on this date in 1971 in Romeo, Michigan. He is better known as
Kid Rock. Ritchie's career started at the age of 11, as a member of the b-boy group 'The Furious
Funkers'. After the success of Run DMC and The Beastie Boys, he bought a cheap belt driven tur-
ntable and honed his craft. In high school, Ritchie would DJ parties for beer. He eventually joined
Bo Wisdom of Groove Time Productions, in Mt. Clemens, where he played a few shows. It was du-
ring these shows that he was given his stage name; Wisdom had dubbed him with the moniker Kid
Rock after fans had enjoyed watching "that white kid rock." After being cut loose by Jive Records
in 1991 after his debut album, Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast, it would take him 8 years to reapp-
ear on the national scene. In the spring of 1999, his 6th album Devil Without A Cause would explode
behind the single "Bawitdaba", and would go on to sell 12 million copies. Kid Rock was able to keep
the momentum after a slow start on 2001's Cocky, thanks in large part to the crossover country ba-
llad "Picture", which featured Sheryl Crow. On October 9, 2007 Kid Rock released his 11th album
Rock N Roll Jesus. That album became his first debuting number one album, helped by radio cover-
age of the single "So Hott". Kid Rock has sold 22.5 million albums to date.
Birthday's today: Nikki Reed, Donnaleigh Reed, Susanna Hoffs, Muhammad Ali,
Shabba Ranks, David Caruso, Jim Carrey, Maury Povich, Chris Martin (Coldplay)
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, Steve Earle, Andy Kaufman (R.I.P.)
It comes down to a Really Bored/Uninspired population watching
hand-selected "regularpeople" pretending to be spontaneous and
unscripted, and it's not "REAL" (except maybe the extreme ones
eating maggots and "cool" stuff like that).
C'mon, it's uncreative programming designed for a mind that is
just waiting to be washed of anything original and deep and REAL.
Reality Television should be re-named Lack-Of-Reality Television,
or Stupid Television.
Goes to show you that people will try anything to generate advert-
ising revenue AND keep the people stupid.
Whatever happened to quality programming like Carol Burnett, 6 Million Dollar Man, Sonny and Cher, Bewitched and Get Smart?
Don't watch much TV. If I did, I would choose a different kind
TAMERA'S OPINION: What is really real about reality TV
It's all scripted. So that would be a big, fat NAY!!!
Although in saying that, I do watch Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word (on BBC America).
And that's because I LOVE Gordon Ramsay!!!
January 16 Kate Moss Supermodel Katherine Ann Moss was born in 1974 in Addiscombe, Croydon, England. Kate is
absolutely an iconic English supermodel and has designed a clothing range for Topshop. She
is known for her waifish figure and many advertising campaigns and is also notorious for her
high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers.
She was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas (the founder of Storm Model Managem-
ent) in 1988, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a vacation in the Bahamas. Her career be-
gan when Corinne Day shot black and white photographs of her for British magazine The Face
when she was 15, in a photo shoot titled "The Third Summer of Love". Kate was voted 8th in
Celebrity Sleuths 25 Sexiest Women of 2004, 8th in Maxims 50 Sexiest Women of 1999 and 22-
nd in FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 1995. Mens magazine Arena named her as their Sexiest Wom-
an in their 150th issue. In March 2007, Kate won the Sexiest Woman NME Award. She made her
first appearance in the British women's Sunday Times Rich List in 2007, where she was estima-
ted to be worth 45 million. She ranked as the 99th richest woman in Britain. In July 2007, ear-
ning an estimated total of $9 million in the past 12 months, Forbes Magazine named her second
on the list of the World's 15 top-earning supermodels.
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
Engel Norristown Pennsylvania www.myspace.com/naturerules ENGEL'S OPINION: Hi, what's up? Long time no talk. I
missed your last question, but I was busy with some stuff.
So, let's see.
Overall, reality TV is a waste of time and everybody knows it's
scripted. It's also about people with no lives who like gossip and
have low-self esteem.
The only reality shows (if I can call them like that) I watch from
time to time are Elimidate (cuz they are so funny), Cheaters, America Next Top Model, and, yeah, American Idol.
At least in the last one I can see some development in its
CHRISTA'S OPINION: I watched one a very longtime ago. Joe Schmo or something like that. It was okay, funny and
it did make me laugh.
Some realty shows are okay and some they just go way
It just amazes me what people do just to get attention, like
embrass themselves and cause drama just to be a winner.
That I don't like...PURE SELFISHNESS! YUK!
Then there are some shows like Jail, The Academy and now Street Patrol (which I like). Shows similar to the the ones I
just mentioned I can tolerate.
Do you feel bad for the writers, Jon? I do, because they came
up with some funny stuff before realty shows kicked in.
Ok, maybe it's time I jumped in since you asked Christa. The writer's strike has caused concern. There is virtually very little TV that's worth spending time watching. I admit that there is a overwhelming amount of reality shows and even a whole channel devoted to such. Up to this point no has mentioned There's Something About Miriam, a British show from a few years ago that frankly was interesting, sometimes boring, but the premise was enough to keep you coming back for more.
Miriam, a transexual, a stunning looking person had a number of
men contestants vying for her attention, and making idiots of
themselves along the way thinking she was a woman.
Felt bad for Miriam who really looked like a woman, but still had
a penis by choice. Miriam was beautiful. Man or woman.
That was THE show.
In the end, when the the final contestant won her affection and
10,000 's, and a sailing trip, he blew it off because he was then told she was a man. What a jerk. Take the money and spend a
week with her, and just get to know all about her real life and
struggles. I guess his manhood was threatened. Fool.
I thought that was pretty good for a reality show.
No one to this point has mentioned the two I do watch. Cops and the best of the best, Survivor. Neither can really be scripted.
Kat Scottsdale Arizona www.myspace.com/milf_maid KAT'S OPINION: Yay. If you miss an episode, it's not a big
deal, like, missing an episode of LOST would be.
You don't have to piece together the story when you see it the
following week. It's like a train wreck. Outrageous behavior we
can't stop watching.
When the rest of us would politely bite our tongue, the strippers
and bi-polar contestants scream what we are thinking at their
The one's I watch are Rock of Love, and Tila Tequila.
Why? I have no idea why I'm attracted to it. I'm almost
embarrased to admit it!
January 15 Kobe Tai
was born in 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan and was then later adopted by an American
Arkansas when she was five months old. As a result, she has
dual nationality. She attended the
University of Arkansas. She broke into the porn industry in 1996, under the names Blake Young
and Brooke Young before adopting the name Kobe Tai. She is signed to Vivid Entertainment as
an exclusive performer, and was the first Asian Vivid contract girl. In 2000, she left the industry,
announcing that she was expecting her first child. She had a son, born sometime late-2000 to
early-2001. She returned to pornography in December 2001; her last film was Jenna Loves Kobe
with Jenna Jameson. Since then, Tai has disappeared from the industry and is presumed to have
left it behind permanently. In addition to her roles in adult films, Tai appeared in the mainstream
movie Very Bad Things as a stripper who was accidentally killed at a bachelor party. She also did
background vocals for Marilyn Manson's song, "I Don't Like the Drugs, But the Drugs Like Me", on
the album Mechanical Animals.
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.)
JESSICA'S OPINION: Hi. Yes, reality TV, I completely
Big Brother, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, and The Apprentice.
Love them all!!!
Kim Scottsdale Arizona www.myspace.com/19552718
KIM'S OPINION: I watch lots of reality TV, lol. It's one
of my guilty pleasures.
I love American Idol, Hells Kitchen, Biggest Loser, Kitchen Nightmares.
I can't wait for next month 'cause Paradise Hotel is
finally coming back.
I dont' know why I like watching these shows except that
they make me laugh. Larry and I like to watch the weight
loss shows while eating crap.
It's one of our rituals.
Keren Stroud Southwest United Kingdom www.myspace.com/kezisyours
KEREN'S OPINION: I don't know what you have in USA? But, I can't standBig Brother.
I also can't stand I'm Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
The other reality show I watch is X Factor just for the
terrible auditions, and stop watching once they're done, and I watched Search For Joseph.
I think it's cheap TV and I'd rather not watch someone
David Eric Grohl was born on this date in 1969, Warren, Ohio) is an American rock musician
and songwriter. Grohl began his music career in the 1980s as the drummer for several Wa-
shington, DC area bands, including the punk rock band Scream. In 1990 he became the dru-
mmer for grunge group Nirvana. Following the April 1994 death of Nirvana frontman Kurt
Cobain, Grohl formed the Foo Fighters. At the age of twelve, Dave began tinkering with the
guitar. He started with lessons, but eventually grew tired of them, and he began to play in
bands with friends. A year later, a summer stay at his cousin's house spawned Grohl's inter-
est in punk rock. Grohl's cousin Tracy took him to numerous punk shows during that summer,
and Grohl returned to Springfield as a convert. Following Kurt Cobain's death in April of 1994,
Grohl retreated, unsure of where to go and what to do with himself. In October of 1994, Grohl
scheduled studio time, again at Robert Lang's Studio, and quickly recorded a fifteen-track de-
mo. With the exception of a single guitar part on "X-Static" played by Greg Dulli of the Afghan
Whigs, Grohl performed all of the instruments himself. The Foo Fighters' debuted in 1995.
Birthday's today: Emily Watson, Angela Lindvall, 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
Anna Swansea Wales www.myspace.com/anna7897
ANNA'S OPINION: I used to be an avid fan of reality TV until I
started my media degree course which has taught me to doubt
everything which I see on TV.
I also object to the likes of Simon Cowell who beleive that they
can manipulate the public by dramatising events which we are led
to believe are true such as the recent sacking and subsequent re-
instatement of UK X Factor Judge Louis Walsh.
The newspapers later questioned the validity of the sitiuation and
raised an awareness among the viewing public.
I love Big Brother, I loved Living With Jordan before she met
Pete, and The Osbournes were mint, etc.
I love to watch people and fathom them out. I love to watch them
and take the piss, but most of all I'm just a nosey sod, and love to
know other people's bizness!!!
I love deep stuff, where you get to see the REAL people and
Kathaleen Sacramento California www.myspace.com/celestianna
KATHALEEN'S OPINION: I don't like reality shows. I don't
wanna watch which model the judges think should be our next "Super" icon, which singer can sing, who can dance, or which
celeb can dance, which obese person lost the most weight, or
which celebrity is looking for love, etc.
These are pointless and I shan't waste my time on them.
Let's get a reality show that's real. I would love to see the strug-
gling family come ahead in their mortage and bills. Better yet
let's send cameras across seas into the Middle East and let's truly
see what's going on there and start sending troops home.
I could go on and on but I hope ya get the pic.
Anyways, enough of my rant.
24 MYSPACE BANDS/ARTISTS I DISCOVERED- PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND SAMPLE THEMJanuary 11
Mary J. Blige
Also known as Brook Lynn "The Queen Of Hip Hop", was born on this date in 1971 in the Bronx,
New York. She is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper,
record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide
and over 5 million singles world wide. She is widely known as the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul", and
has also received over twenty-six Grammy Award nominations for her works, winning six. Early
in her career, Blige's highly personal songs and gritty voice earned her comparisons to earlier
soul singers such as Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin; however her artistic evolution and comm-
ercial success throughout the years has seen her exert her own influence over a new generation
of artists. On December 6, 2007, the nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were ann-
ounced and Blige was nominated for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance", for Just Fine; for
"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals", for the duet Disrespecful, with Chaka
Khan; and for Best Gospel Performance, for the duet Never Gonna Break My Faith, with Aretha
Franklin, featuring The Harlem Boys Choir.
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, Kyko Hikami, Olivia Barash, Melanie Hill, Rey Ordonez, Kuniaki Kobayshi, Saska ten Bateburg, Amanda Peet
DISCOVERING MORE MYSPACE ARTISTS/BANDS You want airplay on my RADIO shows heard worldwide?
This is now over- so Scroll down page to view all 24 Artists. I will do this again soon.
Send music to: Jonathan L "Lopsided World Of L" c/o KUPD, 1900 W. Carmen, Tempe Arizona 85283
STYLE: Dramatic Industrial Strength Metal
OPINION: I can't believe this comes out of Texas! My
listeners would think you were from Europe or some
other far away country.
Dazzling Industrial with a very hard edge on "Octavian",
but it's really apparent that with a dramatic pause, which
is also featured on "Look Inside Yourself", you guys take
your music to a very high level.
Dark, voice loops, acoustic interludes, and a pounding
sound when appropriate really still confuses me how
this is coming out of Bush country.
My audience would eat this up, as much I am.
Quite experimental metal, I would say. Do get me a copy of your music asap.
STYLE: Melodic Pop and Rock
OPINION: Paul, you are from the Bronx, what the hell are you doing in Katy, Texas? Ok, that's
none of my business. Ha.
I was drawn to the straight ahead smooth sound
that you are putting out. "Somewhere" is not a bad
song at all. I admit that it's not the music I usually
gravitate towards, but I am featuring you, so there
must be a reason I am doing so.
"Medicate" is actually a stronger song, even if it's
pace is slower. You do bring up the tempo and power
at one point, and that makes me more interested.
Send me a CDR, and you never know. It's worth your
Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949 April 22, 2002), better known by her stage
name Linda Lovelace, became famous after starring in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep
Throat. She later became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement. The film
Deep Throat was notable for beginning a brief fad of porn chic; it was also the inspiration
for Bob Woodward's name of his secret Watergate source, W. Mark Felt. Boreman later
stated that she regretted her pornographic career and was coerced into pornography by
her then-husband, Chuck Traynor. Although she later became an advocate against porno-
graphy, Boreman is still famous for her depictions of deep throat fellatio. While she cont-
inued to use the Lovelace name in books and for other commercial purposes, she stated
that she generally preferred to be called Linda Boreman. On April 3, 2002, Boreman lost
control of her car, which rolled twice. She suffered massive trauma and internal injuries.
On April 22, 2002 she was taken off life support and died in Denver, Colorado, at aged 53.
Despite the fact that Deep Throat was possibly the most profitable pornographic film ever
made, Lovelace died poor.
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.)
Nick Black Hollywood California www.myspace.com/nickblackband
STYLE: Rock, pure Rock
OPINION: You have a distinct voice Nick. From
the beginning of rocker "Sorry", I was hooked.
The perfect speedy tempo song to reel someone in.
Your songwriting is stealth. Whether it's the more
melodic "Hollow", or the above mentioned harder
"Sorry", and also "Fall To Pieces", my attention
Judging from your profile, you have your shit
Have your minions send a CD, I guarantee radio
Paul Marklew United Kingdom www.myspace.com/pmarklew
STYLE: Sweet Pop
OPINION: Paul, both lyrically and your song
arrangements, with sound effects are wonderful.
From "Far Out" alone, I sense that you are very
proud and confident on your choice of music
styling. Your voice mesh's well with the words
you have written. Comes across with that soft
creeping sexiness that women will love.
Besides your magical voice, I really do like the
acoustic guitar, and the aural picture you are
STYLE: Operatic Theatrical Metal
OPINION: You five are the most unusual artist
I've discovered in the past week and a half.
How unique. Singer Jay could totally be an
opera star! Now blended with the pure metal,
with some circus kind of sounds, your music
goes to a level that some will go nuts over,
and some might find annoying.
Me, I go nuts over this kind of pleasantly
annoying music. That's a good thing. Ha.
Anyone who listens to "Fly" will get it either
way. I was pleased enough to ask you to
send me your music so the world stage can
Joley was born in London, in 1965 to a theatrical family, the daughter of actress Vanessa
Redgrave and late director Tony Richardson, the granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave
and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave, sister of actress Natasha Richardson, and sister-in
-law of actor Liam Neeson, and niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave. Joely appear-
ed as an extra at the age of three in the 1968 version of The Charge of the Light Brigade
directed by her father. She played opposite Mel Gibson in the successful film The Patriot,
an American fiction based on the American Revolution. Later that year she was modelling
a necklace, when director Charles Shyer noticed her resemblance to doomed 18th-century
French Queen Marie Antoinette. Thus, she secured the role of that queen in the 2001 film
The Affair of the Necklace. Also in 2000, she played opposite Hugh Laurie in Maybe Baby,
Ben Elton's movie adaptation of his book Inconceivable. In 2003, Richardson took on the
major role of playing Julia McNamara in the controversial television drama Nip/Tuck, based
on the lives of two dysfunctional plastic surgeons in Miami. Her mother, Vanessa Redgrave,
has appeared in several episodes, playing her character's mother. She is still playing Julia in
now the huge hit series.
Birthday's today: Maggie Rizer, 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.)
STYLE: Classical Voice with Gothic tones
OPINION: Wow! Impressive. You can sing, in such
a beautiful way.
The arrangements of your songs are a marriage of
musical majestry. You sing teriffic in English, but I
also do migrate towards Foreign language music,
so it's no surprise I very much like "Bittersuesser".
Although far from the rock arena, I could see myself
playing say "Goodbye Lover", or "The Bride" as a
dramatic wedge between some of the harder music
Please send your new CD. I would love to showcase
your songs for the world to hear.
Soul Brother#New! New York City www.myspace.com/soulbrothernew
STYLE: Honest to goodness R & B
OPINION: In the classic sound of Al Green, Carlton J. Smith takes a sound I grew up on and damn, it sounds
so soulful, it brings back fond memories. R & B is such
a timeless style of music.
Carlton, I must say you are the real deal. The backup
singers, horns, and just that sound that makes you
sway your head back and forth in a gentle way, damn,
you are really really good.
I've been known to play some pretty strange music,
not that your's is- but if you ever listened to my
shows, you never know. Yup, you never know.
Take a chance and bring your CD on. Again, you never
know what I will play.
Big Cock Scottsdale Arizona www.myspace.com/bigcockrocks
STYLE: Rock in a Classic Hard Metal way
OPINION: Funny, the last CD I recieved from them
had so many 'F-Bombs', I laughed and said to myself,
are they kidding? No way can I play this CD.
I am not a production person, so editing songs is not
my forte. Ok, so now I have a new CD, and frankly
they sound great, with a few words you can't play on
the radio, but thankfully at a minimum, so yes I can
now play them. I already debuted "Breaking My Balls"
this past weekend.
This is just cream of the crop old school metal. Kind
of like Buckcherry. I will more than likely play
other songs as time goes by guys. Solid effort this
Now, the name of the band. Hmm. Ya think other
radio people are going to play you with that name?
Maybe. Maybe not. Food for thought perhaps?
Sarah is a Canadian actress, singer and film director, born in 1979 on this day in Ontario. She
has starred in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, for which she also contributed several songs
as lead vocalist, Guinevere, Go, My Life Without Me, and Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Bar-
on Munchausen. She appeared as Lily on the CBC television series, Straight Up. It ran from 1996
-1998 and she won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or
Series for her role. Her subsequent role as Nicole Burnell in the 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter,
brought her considerable attention in the United States; she was a fan favourite at the Sundance
Film Festival. She performed a slower tempo cover of The Tragically Hip's song "Courage" in the
film and can be heard at the end. This particular cover was also played in the ending of an episode
in Charmed, "Long live the Queen". Working on three films for the future. For this year she is doing
"John Adams" . Planned for 2009, "Splice" and "Mr. Nobody". Directed "Away From Her" (2006).
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, Ami Dolenz, 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.)
La Rapid Party Band Sinaloa Mexico www.myspace.com/larapidpartyband
STYLE: Poppin' Rock
OPINION: Three young men from Mexico. Vocalist
Ankol does sing in English. At least on the songs
posted on your band profile you do.
You guy's are refreshing. There is nothing fancy or
dazzling in what you do, but it's your simplicity that
really works for you. Straight ahead rock with a
pop injection. Really dig "Tell Me Sunday".
Because I look for all styles to play on the radio,
You fit, so please send your music.
STYLE: Electronic Dance Beats Pop
OPINION:Well Well, I finally found what I was
looking for. Quality Electro pop is not easy to find.
I hate making comparisons, but I would say Erasure
on some of the songs would be the closest. I don't
know if you will take that as a positive or negative,
although I could care less, I just like what I hear.
Funny, on your profile it speaks of you having a mega
hit song on U.S. Radio in 2006, knocking Madonna out
of the #1 spot on the "Charts". I don't really follow the
charts, so I guess I missed that on your song "Some Forgive", which is killer.
Due to the utter lopsidedness of my shows, I do play
your style of music, so therefore, send it on.
So far, I would say you are the hidden gem I was
Dope Girl Los Angeles California www.myspace.com/dopegirlrecords
STYLE: Aggresive Rock and Punky
OPINION: In the crowded world of all girl band's,
someone has to decide which one's to play. So
that would be me.
All three of you have the basics down well. I
do hear something. The songs are not especially
ground breaking, but there is with maturity, a basis
to believe that you might stand out among that
world I mentioned above in the future.
I would like very much to hear a CDR if you don't
have a CD, so I may spend time listening to get
a feel of what song (s) I will play on the radio.
Jerrica, I do like your ballsy vocals, as opposed to
many of the softer ones I hear over and over. January 7
Actress was born on this date in Shanghai, 1974. Her Chinese name: 楊恭如. Her English
name: Kristy Yang Kung Ru. Kristy was "Miss Asia" in the 1995 Pageant. She has done
a large volume of television and film work amassing over 40 projects from the early '90s
to 2007. She is an Alumni of Rosedale High, Toronto, Canada. Originally accepted by York
University (Canada) as Art (Business) student, but had not began her program due to the
winning of the beauty contest (Miss Asian). Currently is a TV Actor in Hong Kong (ATV).
She has used many names. Here is a list; Yang King Ru / Kristy Yan / Kung-Yu Yang / Kristy
Yeung / Kristy Yang Kung Yu / Kristy Yeung Kung Yu / Yang Kung Yu / Yeung Kung Yu. Was
nominated for Best supporting actress in "Goo waak chai ching yee pin ji hung hing sap saam
mooi" at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards. Also for Best New Performer for "Tian mimi" in
1996. One of the more popular films Kristy was in, "A Man Called Hero" (English title) in 1999.
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
STYLE: Heavy Industrial Metal
OPINION: French trio that straddles the line between
the style of music that Ministry and KMFDM paved the
Now without comparison, I think you guys have it all
down, both musically and the way the songs are
composed. Whether it's the kick it in the balls "The Night Of the Fallen", or to the slower eerie moving
Gothic "Breath", it immediately got my attention.
You sing in English, so you will understand this. Get
me your music right away. Would love to play you
on my shows.
STYLE: Artsy Pop
OPINION: Simply put, this all about a voice. Fannie Brett. The mastermind behind the music is Phillip M.
CEOz means Chief Executive Officier ('z' cause we are
many... C.E.O) Pronounce "C.E.Oz" in English, "Si y ose"
e" in French. Figured you readers would like to know that.
Phillip's arrangements really compliment you Fannie. The
more I listened, I cannot say I'm drawn to any one song.
They all sound different, but it is the power of your voice
that intrigues me.
For that reason I would like a CD or CDR to spend more
attention and decide which song or songs I would like to
feature on the radio.
The Musik Zoo Copenhagen Denmark www.myspace.com/musikzoo
STYLE: Electro Pop/Rock
OPINION: If my memory is correct, one of Myspace
friends, Chilli, turned me on to you guys last year, or
maybe it was 2006. Anyway, I have played you before
in the past.
Your newer music is awesome. All five of you have a
sound of your own. You blend '80s and current music
very well. I like the way the way you can switch to a
low key hip-hop mode to guitar driven riffs, keeping
the electro sound intact. You call it "Dub". Ok.
"Pressure" is quite impressive.
I'm very interested in playing more of your "musik",
so please send a CD or CDR my way. January 4 Beth Gibbons
Critically praised singer of Portishead. Born on this date in Exeter, Devon, England in 1965. Ad-
mired by artists as diverse as Dr. Dre and Robert Plant; the latter has used Gibbons' musical
associates in his own projects.Beth has also collaborated on a separate project with Paul Webb,
aka Rustin' Man. In October 2002, the album, Out of Season, was released in the UK, and in Oct-
ober 2003 it was released in the U.S. Annie Lennox has joined forces with Beth and 22 other fem-
ale artists to raise the awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa. The sin-
gle "Sing" will be released on World Aids Day on December 1st 2007, when Annie Lennox appears
at the next Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in South Africa. Her Piafesque singing is partly due to
her heavy smoking habit. "Suffering for your art is most definitely overrated but I do get a certain,
I don't know, satisfaction from being able to deal with my paranoia and insecurity." -Beth Gibbons.
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
Mosquito Biters Scotland www.myspace.com/mosquitobiters
STYLE: They call it "Emotronic"
OPINION: First, it's hard to believe that two young lass's
from Scotland are doing this. Lily is 18 and Kelly is 17.
From the moment I heard "Fatal Mosquito Bites", I was
stunned. Hard House music with either samples or their
voices along with the speedy tempo makes me smile.
Girls, I really want to play the above song, and also I
would do "Video Game Heaven", if you would learn how
to MP3 me the songs, as I have asked three times and
have gotten zilch.
I really take into consideration how young you are, so
maybe this will inspire you to send me the music.
Riot Noise United Kingdom www.myspace.com/riotnoisemusic
STYLE: Slam Glam Metal
OPINION: I always gravitate towards Glam Rock. Just me.
Ok, maybe many others too. Solid 5-piece with guitar playing
that soars. Especially on the 'live' tracks on your profile.
The band will be coming to the U.S. to tour, and they kick it
off with The Cat Club in West Hollywood on January 17 with
a band that I've played a number of times in the past,
Tattooed Millionaires from Hollywood.
Guys, I would appreciate you sending "Never Wrong".
STYLE: Blazing Instrumental Guitar
OPINION: Now you are a "Guitar Hero"! As you say
on your profile "Open To Network", well it's a good
thing I stumbled upon you.
Andre, you are a brilliant and dazzling. To me, it is
quite hard to find amazing guitarists. I don't care if
the songs are two years old, I'd still play you as an
unsigned artist circa 2008.
He does all instruments, sound effects, and as he says,
noises. Send me "You Can Be" right away, and it will be
heard all over the world. That's networking Andre. :-)
The tiny bundle of humour was born in 1971 in London, England, on this date. Speaks French
and Spanish. Her brother is a translator. She is a soprano. Youwould know Sarah from her
many roles. Just some were as 'Mel Steel' on theTV
show "The Worst Week Of My Life", 'Alice
Fletcher' on "Teachers",
'SusanWalker' on the very popular British comedy "Coupling", and she
played variouscharacters on "Smack The Pony" (2001). Sarah also
appeared as 'Rina' on the
show "The Strangerers" (2000), and possibly as 'Dr. Angela Hunter' on the show "Green Wing".
She appears as herself on shows such as "Richard & Judy", "The 11 O'Clock News", "Today
Des and Mel", "The British Comedy Awards", and also "Comic Relief
Does University Challenge".
She wrote her own comedy series about
journalists with two writers from the Armstrong and
team.She had her first child back in April of 2007. Her real name is
and sheis tiny at 5' 4". She is known for her striking
bright blonde hair.
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, Emme Wong, George Martin (Beatles R.I.P.)
Angels Of Nightfall Florida/Pennsylvania www.myspace.com/angelsofnightfall STYLE: Goth Metal Rock OPINION:Quite melodic, and thick and heavy. Just
the way I like my Goth. Vocalist Andrea who also plays
flute, is subtle, like most women Goth singers.
Subtle can be good.
What I like about you guys, (there are guys in the band
too), is that you keep your music simple, but very well
recorded. You will sound very good on my shows.
Look forward to recieving your music.
XRAY South Phoenix Arizona www.myspace.com/xraycaraway STYLE: Electro Hip Hop OPINION: Among the best produced music of the
genre, and it surprisingly comes from my backyard.
I guess Phoenix is rising in talent in all styles of
moosica. I actually played his version of "Get Jiggy
Wit It" featuring Rocksil.
All your songs are different. I like that. Also like that
your music is not overpowering, just the right flow.
The "N" word is part of your culture, I get it. But for
radio to take you serious, you might consider doing
radio edits. You asked, and I advised to showcase as
often as possible. Someone will show interest.
Take that to the bank.
Baseball Melbourne Australia
www.myspace.com/baseballtheband STYLE: Crazy Ass and Lovingly Wild! OPINION: Yes this pair of boys and girls from down
under are wayyyy out there!
Indeed. As long as it stays muscial, then you have worth.
The violin is brilliant. I can handle the screaming injections,
especially on "Soft Boy Factory". Love the originality, and
I think for that reason, many will gravitate towards your
music. If you stay intact a few years from now, I believe
that you will be a band that many will follow.
I guess what I am saying is that with musical maturity, you
will kick ass!
Thank you for MP3-ing me the song I asked for. You will be
getting a few spins. Listen to yourself on the live stream. January 2
was born on this date in 1967 as Althea Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She has a sister, Alas-
undra, who is a year younger. Raised in the
island of Oahu, attended Sacred Hearts Academy,
a private school for
girls. At the age of 11, Tia was taking vocal lessons to fulfill her dream of
becoming a famous
singer. At the age of seventeen, she was discovered in a grocery store
a film producer who thought she would be perfect for the part of
Lani in Aloha Summer (1988).
Tia has played many successful roles since then, from such as Mike Myers's love interest, Cass-
andra, in Wayne's World (1992) to a villain (Juno Skinner) opposite Arnold
True Lies (1994). One of her interesting parts,
playing Sydney Fox in "Relic Hunter" (1999), an
action series and she lent her voice to the Disney film Lilo & Stitch (2002) as
Nani, the motherly older sister to Lilo. Tiaworked as a model. She is a singer. Released an album
called "Dream." Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine
(1992). Tia ranked # 69 in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women (2001). Featured in Playboy Magazine,
January 2003 edition. Her husband, Simon Wakelin, is a British photojournalist. Currently she has
played the role of Richard Lewis's girlfriend Cha Cha on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm".
Birthday's today: Lou Gramm, Christy Turlington, Calvin Hill, Ricky Van Shelton, Kate Bosworth, 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
Zeni Danussi London England www.myspace.com/zenidanussi
STYLE: Pure Guitar Hard Rock
OPINION:I'm always on the prowl for a person who
can play a guitar for real, as opposed to standing in
front of a TV faking it on Guitar Hero.
Zeni, you got my attention, maybe not for a total original,
rather quality. As an unsigned artist, I would love to play
you on my shows.
Instrumental interludes can be magical.
Lydia Denker Australia www.myspace.com/lydiadenker
STYLE: Straight up Pop with a Rock edge
OPINION:What struck me first was the range of
your voice. You are powerful and subtle with a
delightful clarity. Considering a jillion women that
are singer/ songwriters, I hear something that maybe
you will stand out among a crowded field of same.
Considering I do give airplay to many women artists,
unlike radio in general, I'd give you a go.
STYLE: Good old Rock and Roll, the American way OPINION:Musically, love the dramatics and although
"Stupid Little Smile" would be something I would absolutely
play on my shows, I would like to hear a recorded version
as opposed to the "live" demo you have up on your profile.
Vocalist Robby Shiller, you got my immediate attention. Dig
your commanding presence. Are you from the deep South?