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November 30  
  
Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born in 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but later moved and
grew up in the Greenfield Park district, in Longueuil (south shore of Montreal), Quebec,
Canada.
Is a former foot model.
Speaks French as a result of growing up in Montreal.
While trotting the globe as a correspondent for the award-winning series "Popular Me-
chanics for Kids" (1997), she caught the eye of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and
was invited to Washington for a meeting with her. Both her mother and brother play on
Hockey Teams in Canada. She's a huge hockey fan and has season tickets to the Kings.
She also writes a blog for NHL.com called 'Hollywood Hockey Thoughts'. Loves to visit the
beach, but is unable to tan because of her fair skin. Ranked #57 in Stuff magazine's "102
Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). Ranked #5 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women (2005).
Named #54 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Ranked #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Auditioned but lost the lead
role to Kirsten Dunst in Spider Man. She is currently most known for her role as 'Kim
Bauer' on the hit TV series "24". She is working on two films, and mini TV series "Guns"
for 2008.

Birthday's today: 
Jeanette (my wife) Dick Clark, Ben Stiller, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez,
Clay Aiken, William "Billy Idol" Broad, Shuggie Otis, Andy Gary, Abbie Hoffman,
Cherrie Currie (The Runaways), Paul Westphal, Des'Ree, Bon Jackson, David Mamet,
Gary Lineker, Sylvia Hanika, Roger Glover (Deep Purplr), Kathryn Witt, Ray Durham,
June Pointer (Pointer Sisters), Mandy Patinkin, Luther Ingram, G Gordon Liddy


MY SON'S VIDEO (is over-scroll down for all responses)

"UNBOXED" a real life docudrama
A film starring, and filming himself
about his recent break-up of his marriage


As an aspiring Filmaker and Photographer
Rueben seems to have struck a nerve with
quite a few of you.

These are some of the responses about
how the film (5-minutes) affected them
click to view


Sammantha United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/allmustbleedforme

SAMMANTHA'S OPINION IS:
That has to be one of
the most honest pieces of art I've ever seen!!


Fantastic!



Lore Phoenix/Los Angeles
www.myspace.com/lore


LORE'S OPINION IS:
Your son, Rueben, is definitely
an artist.


Kudos to Rueben. Turn it into art!




November 29  
   Gena Lee Nolin
Former "Sheena" and "Baywatch" star was born on this day in 1971 in Duluth,
Minnesota. Former Miss Las Vegas. Was first runner-up in the 1993 Miss Hawa-
iian Tropic contest. First marriage, to David Alan Feiler, lasted a month and a
day. 3rd husband, Cale Hulse, is a professional ice hockey player for the Calgary
Flames. She and Cale were married at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix,
Arizona. Son, Hudson Lee Hulse, born 15 April 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He we-
ighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Hudson is the second child for Gena, and the first
child for her husband Cale. She has been a guest on Howard Stern, Fear Factor,
on a "E! True Hollywood Story", and many other shows as herself. But, she will
always be remembered for her starring role as "Sheena" from 2000-2002.

Birthday's today:
Jerry "The King" Lawler, Ellen Cleghorne, Kim Delany, Lisa NG,
John Mayall, Vin Scully, Howie Mandel, Don Cheadle, Pedro Martinez, Joel Coen,
Gary Shandling, Dennis Doherty (Mama's and Papa's), Diane Ladd, Mariano Rivera,
Cathy Moriarty, Chuck Mangione, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jamal Mashburn, Meco,
Tom Sizemore, Andrew McCarthy, Blake & Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, Kira Eggers

THIS WEEK ONLY -MY SON'S VIDEO

"UNBOXED" a real life docudrama
A film starring, and filming himself
about his recent break-up of his marriage


As an aspiring Filmaker and Photographer
Rueben seems to have struck a nerve with
quite a few of you.

These are some of the responses about
how the film (5-minutes) affected them
click to view


Karen Paradise Valley Arizona
www.myspace.com/ffotosbyffion


KAREN'S OPINION IS:
I played it. WOW!!!!! He's cute.

Sounds like he's dealt with everything and he feels the weight
off his shoulders. He still has to be a "grown-up", cos he has kids.

But, to be a happy/fulfilled grown-up is a great role model. Poor
thing, why the heck people get married baffles me!

I wish him the best in future adventures.

Damn he's cute !!!  LOL



Lisa Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/upchurchfan

LISA'S OPINION IS:
Awesome advice from your son. Very
true, and I always say don't look at it as a failed marraige or
relationship...but look at it as a stepping stone in a better
direction to happiness.

My relationship's have taught me alot about myself and who I
am and what I am and am not. I don't regret any of them as
I look back.


I think my errors in the past will help me in the future with my
new relationship.


Well done to your son Ruben.


Keith Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/glassheroes

KEITH'S OPINION IS:
I just watched "Unboxed". It is a
brutally honest portrayal of a mans insight into his failed
relationship.

The anxiety, self doubt and realizations are right there and
unbridled. Kudos to your son for having the fortitude to film
himself in such a raw and exposed state.

Anyone who has suffered a split marriage and been left with
responsibilities and pain, should watch Rueben's piece.




November 28  
   Anna Nicole Smith
The very public tragic figure was born on this date in Houston, Texas in 1967. She died on
February 8th of this year. She would have been 40 years of age today. Was born Vickie Lynn
Hogan, the 5' 11" Marilyn Monroe look-a-like was a very very controversial model and actress.
Met her second husband, J. Howard Marshall II, when she was a topless dancer in Houston
in 1991. He died in 1995, and that began a long battle for his estate, between Nicole and his
son.
Had fought her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, in court since November 1999, suing
for half of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate. In Sept. 2000, LA bankruptcy judge awarded
Anna $449,754,134 from husband's estate. But in July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood vaca-
ted that award and ordered her to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to stepson E. Pie-
rce Marshall's team. Finally, in March 2002, was awarded $88 million from the estate of her
late husband, but was denied claim that she was also owed interest on that money.
Her daily
life was televised on E! network's "The Anna Nicole Show" (2002) which debuted in August
2002. The last episode aired June 1, 2003. Playboy Playmate of the Month May 1992. Playboy
Playmate of the Year 1993. She's the biggest (tallest, heaviest, biggest measurements) Play-
mate of the Year, although India Allen (1988) and Julie Cialini (1995) were also 5'11" tall.
On
September 7, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl named Dannielynn
Hope. The name Hope is in memory of the baby's deceased brother, Daniel Smith, who died
suddenly while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room on September 10,
2006. The rest is history with a battle for who is the real father, the money, and in the end,
one of the most tragic celebrity stories of all time. R.I.P. Anna.

Birthday's today:
Judd Nelson, Randy Newman, Berry Gordy Jr., Agnieszkka Holland,
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden), Patty Zomer (Dolly Dots), Sonia O' Sullivan, Robb Nen,
Alexander Godunov, Paul Shaffer, Matt Williams, Deneice Lewis, Christina Trainor,
Jon Stewart, Ed Harris, Nick Knight, Jane Sibbett, Yan Ting Yuen, Kristine Arnold

THIS WEEK ONLY -MY SON'S VIDEO

"UNBOXED" a real life docudrama
A film starring, and filming himself
about his recent break-up of his marriage

As an aspiring Filmaker and Photographer
Rueben seems to have struck a nerve with
quite a few of you.

These are some of the responses about
how the film (5-minutes) affected them
click to view



Audi Walton-on-Thames South United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/212686184

AUDI'S OPINION IS:
I watched the short film.
I liked it alot. Nice one Rueben.

Well done dad.

On with the journey.



Chris Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/musca


CHRIS'S OPINION IS:
Hi Jonathan. I watched your son's video
and I have to admit it was very interesting to watch.
 

I am in no position to analyze him and I see there seems to be
a lot of self analysis happening in his video.


What stood out the strongest was his desire for independence.

Whether in thinking, or in action he is now free to get onto the
path of self discovery and find out what he really wants out of life.


I admire his willingness to share his experience and you must be
very proud of your son who gives me the impression of being a
very remarkable young man.


I'm looking forward to watching any new revelations or experiences
he might want to document during his personal journey.


Thanks for sharing.



Larry Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/larrymac


LARRY'S OPINION IS:
Just watched video. Me and Rueben
talked a bit about it last night.

I was amazed at the video...and am impressed on how well
he took his feelings and turned it into a creative force.

Kinda hard to beleive that is the same kid from all those
years ago.



November 27  
    Jennifer O' Dell
The 5' 7" actress was born on this day in Ridgecrest, California in 1974. Her father
and grandfather both worked for Anheuser-Busch. Jennifer first achieved fame as
the lead in Television's "The Lost World" where she played jungle-clad Veronica.
She spent three years in Australia filming the popular TV series. In this past year
alone Jennifer shot several up-and-coming films. Her most recent film, "The Man
Who Came Back", is a period piece shot in Texas. Working with co-stars Armande
Asante, George Kennedy, Billy Zane and Sean Young was a pleasure and education-
al experience. She has been compared to Sharon Stone.
Earlier this year, director
\Michael Landon Jr. cast Jennifer in his upcoming film, "The Redemption of Sarah
Cain". Jennifer stars as the evil and pretentious Madison. The film also starred Elliot
Gould. Jennifer also heated up the screen as the lead role opposite Judd Nelson and
Vincent Spano in the independent psychological thriller, "Nevermore". She has had
roles on "Nip/Tuck", and over 30 other TV and films. Her role in "The Lost World" re-
quired Jennifer to perform her own stunt work. Thus, she learned stunt and combat
fighting. Two more skills to her already long list of talents. Jennifer loves being fit.
She's proficient in kickboxing, water and jet skiing, horseback riding.


Birthday's today:
Jaleel White, Bill "The Science Guy" Nye, David Giles,
Nick Van Exel, Fisher Stevens, Mike Borden (Faith No More), Curtis Armstrong,
Brooke Langton, Mike Scioscia, Dave Winthrop (Supertramp), Farnk Boe~en,
Charlie Benamante (Anthrax), Charlei Burchill (Simple Minds), Patricia McPherson,
Robin Givens, Calvin Hayes (Johnny, Hates Jazz), Natasha Janjic, Jimi Hendrix (R.I.P.),
Eddie Rabbit (R.I.P.), Davey "Boy" Smith (British Bulldogs R.I.P.), Bruce Lee (R.I.P.)

THIS WEEK ONLY -MY SON'S VIDEO

"UNBOXED" a real life docudrama
A film starring, and filming himself
about his recent break-up of his marriage

As an aspiring Filmaker and Photographer
Rueben seems to have struck a nerve with
quite a few of you.

These are some of the responses about
how the film (5-minutes) affected them
click to view


Chilli Copenhagen Denmark
www.myspace.com/chilliworld

CHILLI'S OPINION IS:
Just saw the clip...wow it's so
true what he says, very DEEP, very good!

Gonna add that clip on my youtube page right away!

He must upload some more on his youtube page!

He is really good!



Maz United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/mazarinathemermaid


MAZ'S OPINION IS:
Just too young to be tied down!
3 kids! Wow! Even I don't have that.


Sending him healing thoughts

Maz xxx



Lula California
www.myspace.com/valula


LULA'S OPINION IS:
I have seen many couples struggling to make
each other happy to the point of forgetting to make thy self happy.
It is a pivotal point in a relationship when we start doing more of this
(making the other happy) it's like reciprocity left out the window.

And we are faced to pick up our own meager life... after we have given
all that could have saved the marriage and realizing that it was only one
sided...
who was the stronger of the two?

There is an imbalance of giving and receiving. This arrangement works
for a little while until one can no longer see the light at the end of the
tunnel and the purpose for salvaging the marriage no longer is enough.

There is not a big enough band-aide to kiss the problem and make it better
once the imbalance takes its course through our lives. No one is a winner
together anymore. Now it is about getting to the place where we (I) once
felt happy with (me) again. This takes years to re-learn, and often we carry
the illusion of our box until we get there.
 

I remember when I left my husband I could not make decisions with out him,
even after the fact. I still carried his cruel loud yelling head on my shoulders.
This was my box. How can I be happy when all this time I lived to make my
spouse happy. I forgot how to make me happy.

I wanted to reproduce the the happiness I saw in him and still today 5 years
later, I keep my box at my side because I need to feel like there is a purpose
in my life...and you know what there is a purpose in my life! That is to make
me happy and in this in itself makes others happy.

For example go look at nature, and breathe her in, feel her and love her. She
will make you happy just because she is nature. she has not given you anything
other than what your eyes gave you.

There is no box and there never really was. It was just the idea of boxing in and
containing happiness. Try boxing in nature. Good-luck.




November 26  
   Natasha Bedingfield
The lively Pop sensation was born in 1981 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England. She is the
sister of Daniel Bedingfield. Set a record in the Guinness World of Records with brother
Daniel as the only brother and sister to have separate solo no. 1 hits in the UK. Took part
in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?, back in November 2004.
She is the daughter of two New Zealand-born social workers. One of her quotes;
On who
she'd like to be stranded on a desert island with: "I'd say Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
They come across as lovely - so warm, so bright and so talented. I imagine that we'd have
great chats. And, if we ever ran out of things to say to each other, I could sing and write so-
ngs with Chris Martin, and play charades with Gwyneth. I reckon that they would both be
good at strategies and tips for survival as well, which could obviously come in handy if we
got stuck there for a long time". Celine Dion is an icon to Natasha. She has been all over both
British and American television in guest appearances since 2004. Natasha will be one of the
many hosts of this years NBC's New Years's Eve Music special.

Birthday's today:
Dale Jarrett, Rich Little, Nicole Beach, Tammy Lynn Michaels,
Wayland Flowers, John McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Harold Reynolds, Aurora Snow,
Richie Hebner, Olivia Cole, Jamie Rose, Burt Reiter (Focus), Ayanna Mackins,
Lisa "Ivory" Moretti, Jessica Bowman, Weijian Liu, Art Shell, Tina Turner


THIS WEEK ONLY -MY SON'S VIDEO

"UNBOXED" a real life docudrama
A film starring, and filming himself
about his recent break-up of his marriage


As an aspiring Filmaker and Photographer
Rueben seems to have struck a nerve with
quite a few of you.

These are some of the responses about
how the film (5-minutes) affected them
click to view


Shirls Marske-By-The Sea United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/shirl156


SHIRLS OPINION IS:
Hi Jonathan. I just watched your son
Rueben' short film.

Very interesting. It's good he is able to express all the emotions
he is going through during his marriage breakup.

It is sad when something ends, however it is also exciting looking
forward to the new chapters in your life too.

He seems to have learned a lot from his marriage regardless that
it's over now. That will stand him in good stead for the future, and
future relationships.

He seems a very articulate, intelligent, emotionally feeling young
man. Good for him knowing what he wants out of life, and doesn't
want. Most just stay for the sake of the kids, or duty.

At least he isn't wasting time and his life on something that obviously
just isn't working for him. That takes courage to step out of the box,
to free yourself from restrictions. I know, I have been there.

Leaving my marriage was the best thing I ever did. Because now I am
free to be me, who I really am.

Give him my love and support. He's a handsome chap, but not handsome
as his lovely daddy.

Much love and light to you my friend. Thank you for sharing your
son's work.

Shirls xxx


Carrie Doo Lakewood Washington
www.myspace.com/45361176


CARRIE DOO'S OPINION IS:
Wow, that was great! Funny, I am
just going through kinda the same thing, except not married.

I liked it alot. Take care.





November 23 
   Zo� Ball
Well known presenter and producer was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on
this day in 1970. Daughter of former UK Children's TV presenter Johnny Ball. Has
'written' a book on her football "dream team". Supports Manchester United football
club. Voted Sexiest Female Voice in Radio in a poll by Trojan condoms. Is married to
Norman Cook, better known as 'Fatboy Slim' since 1999. They have a boy named
Woody. She has been involed with TV shows such as "Driving Mum and Dad Mad",
Strictly Come Dancing", and this year alone, Soapstar Superstar", and "Grease Is The
Word". Also "Strictly Come dancing: It Takes Two", and even made an appearence on
"Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares". She still works a DJ on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Birthday's today:
Salli Richardson, Vin Baker, Joe Eszterhaus, Maxwell Caufield,
Charlie Grover (Sponge), Rich Hopkins, Steve Landesberg, Nikki Kelly, Don Frye,
Sandra Hubby, Bruce Hornsby, David Rappaport, Page Kennedy, Chris Hardwick,
Kristina "Kimona Wanalaya" Laum, Melissa Williams, Yoshino Takamori, Kelly Brook,
David Wallace, Jade Leung, Kirsty Young, Juventud Guerrera, Katharina Eckerfield

Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

(Is over)

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
 PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


*Scroll down page to see all responses


Audi Walton-on-Thames South United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/212686184


AUDI SAYS:
John Frusciante of the
Red Hot Chili Peppers
.

 
Pure dedicated genius of rock 'n' roll.



Keren Stroud United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/kezisyours


KEREN SAYS:
Well, that's got to be the man the
legend Mr. Hendrix surely??


Or, failing that there's Santana.

Or, my other fave, Joe Perry who influenced Slash.



Eridani East Bay Area California
www.myspace.com/xiasiubao


ERIDANI SAYS:
The greatest of all time would probably be a
classical guitarist that nobody's heard of, honestly. I've worked
with some really great guitarists, and some of the most beautiful
and intricate guitar work in classical guitar concerti is just mind
blowing. I could name names, but that's probably not really the
question, hehe.


As far as rock guitarists, a lot of people will probably say Eddie
Van Halen
, and I adore Eddie both as a guitarist and as a person.

He emailed back and forth with my son for a long time, helping my
son out a lot with his guitar work, and he's a real class act. But as
a musician, Eddie has a lot in common with John McLaughlin.

McLaughlin was a brilliant technician, but his music lacked a certain
heart, the opposite of Carlos Santana or Eric Clapton that way.


As far as mixing both incredible technique and musicianship, though,
I have to go with Steve Vai or maybe Joe Satriani.

I haven't heard enough Satriani to really know, but what little I've
heard has been awesome.



Mark Houston Texas
www.myspace.com/thecerebralvortexpresents


MARK SAYS:
Hendrix, Yngvie, that dude from B.O.C.,
Santana, John Fruscianti, Steve Stevens, Steve Albini
(my favorite), William Ackerman.

Up and coming: Monte Montgomery, Eric Mcfadden.
Not into most of those aforementioned legends, but props
gotta be real.


One thing that sets these people apart from others is their
identifying trademark sound. Doesn't matter who they're playing
with, or how different the music, they have a stroke that makes
you say oh that's that guy from...




November 22   Happy Thanksgiving
   Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett was born on this date, 1984 in New York City to Melanie Johansson (of Polish descent)
and Karsten Johansson (of Danish descent). Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age
and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian,
and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her. She began her acting
career in 1994 starring as "Laura Nelson" in North (1994). In 1998, the acclaimed film The Horse
Whisperer (1998) brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the it's
success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World
(2001) and then the hit Lost in Translation (2003) with Bill Murray in which she again stunned crit-
ics. Later on, she appeared in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). In 2003, she was nominated for two
Golden Globes, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)) and one for comedy (Lost in Trans-
lation (2003)). She dropped out of Mission: Impossible III (2006) due to scheduling conflicts. Her
next film role was in The Island (2005) alongside Ewan McGregor which earned weak reviews from
U.S. critics. After this, she appeared in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) and was nominated again
for a Golden Globe. Trivia; First role (uncredited) was in a skit during the first year of "Late Night
with Conan O'Brien" (1993) at age 8. She relived this moment during an interview with Conan on
July 12, 2005, twelve years later. Ranked #9 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005). And
was also the highest ranking new entry to the list. Named #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of
2005 list. Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire Magazine in October, 2006. Named #1 in FHM
magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. Has been named the Sexiest Cele-
brity of 2007 by Playboy Magazine. Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Birthday's today:
Billy Jean King, Allen Garfield, Jay Payton, Jamie Lee Curtis,
Meike Babel, Rod Price (Foghat), Boris Becker, Robert Vaughn, Devin Puett,
Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Yone Kamio, Little Steven Van Zandt (Sopranos),
Joe Nathan, Mariel Hemingway, Greg Luzinski, Terry Gilliam (Monty Python)


Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


*Scroll down page to see all responses



Glitter Plano Texas
www.myspace.com/black03cobra


GLITTER SAYS:
The greatest guitar player, in my eyes
would have to be Slash from Guns 'N' Roses.

I Love the 80's and I think he is awesome. And his hair...
OMG, I would just love to run my hands through it..

Talk about a night to remember.



Curtis Wales United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/curtisianandthejoydivision


CURTIS SAYS:
Who's the 'greatest' guitarist of all time?

I see there's a big rush for Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana,
I expect you'll also hear from the Clapton is god squad too,
Jonathan.


My vote goes to Billy Bremner of Rockpile and The Pretenders.

I still try to copy the way he plays to this day! If anyone wants to
argue, tell them to play "Back on the Chain Gang" first!



Sang Pawwnee Oklahoma
www.myspace.com/beautiful_vicious_crimes

SANG SAYS:
Have you never heard JIMMY PAGE
with his bow????


JIMMY PAGE IS GOD!!!!!!




November 21  
   Bj�rk Gu�mundsd�ttir
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson
(an electrician) and Hildur Hauksd�ttir who divorced before her second birthday, Bj�rk grew up
in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study class-
ical music at the age of 5 and released her first album in 1977 (mainly traditional Icelandic folk
songs and international hits translated to Icelandic) when she was only 11. During her teenage
years Bj�rk became involved in several bands, most of them punk: Spit & Snot (1977), Exodus
(1979-80), Jam 80 (1980), Tappi T�karrass (1981-83) (featured the documentary Rokk � Reyk-
jav�k (1982)) and Kukl (1984-86). She then formed the pop group The Sugarcubes with Einer Orn
and Sigtryggur Baldursson and eventually other members 'Thor Eldon' (with whom she had a son
in 1986), Margr�t �rn�lfsd�ttir and 'Bragi Olafsson'. The band released its first single in 1986 and
and its first album, "Life's Too Good", in 1988, and discovered international success, especially in
UK. After Danish director Lars von Trier discovered her in the music video of "It's Oh So Quiet", he
asked her to play the main role and to compose the music for his new movie Dancer in the Dark
(2000). She won the Best Actress Prize in the Cannes Festival, and said that it would be her only
cinema performance (although she'd already acted in the Icelandic movie Juniper Tree (1990)) be-
cause it was too painful for her and because she considered herself a music artist and not a cinema
artist. As of September 2002, MTV has ranked Bj�rk's music video Pagan Poetry (2001) as one of
the channel's most controversial videos ever as it depicts several shots of not only her breasts,
but also multiple body piercings on her arms and back. Ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women
of Rock N Roll.

Birthday's today:
Harold Ramis, Goldie Hawn, Marlo Thomas, Nicolette Sheridan,
Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, Heather St. Claire, Lorna Luft, Ken Griffy Jr., Rick Lenz,
Troy Aikman, Chiruru Ikewaki, Juliet Mills, Shane Douglas, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe,
Deborah Shelton, Livingston Taylor, Hank Blaylock, Yumiko Shabata


Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

*Scroll down page to see all responses


Penny Texas/Nashville
www.myspace.com/pennylowensongs

PENNY SAYS:
Leo Jackson of Nashville. Session guitar
player in Nashville, now retired.


Played on all the top records during the 60's 70's and 80's. I
think in the 50's too.

He was also on the road with Jim Reeves for several years.

I've never heard anyone better than him.



Psy-Ko Charlottesville Virginia
www.myspace.com/crod66


PSY-KO SAYS:
Man I was looking at the names people have
come up with and I agree all the following are great:


Joe Satriani
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhodes
Jimi Hendrix

But, unless I missed it no one has mentioned my favorite,
Steve Vai !!! now that boy can make a guitar talk!

Jonathan: Yes he has been mentioned. I just happened to
run their responses befor yours. Steve Vai is present and
accounted for. :-)


Josh Mesa Arizona
www.myspace.com/231563689

JOSH SAYS:
David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.

His solo on "Comfortably Numb" is one of my favorite
guitar solos of all time.




November 20   
    Ming Na Wen
Ming-Na (translated her name means "enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau (1963),
a Portuguese territory located 40 miles from Hong Kong that was returned to China in 1999. Her
mother Lin Chan Wen divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older bro-
ther named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a
nurse. There her mother met Soo Lim Yee, a Chinese-American businessman. They soon married
and at age 4, Ming-Na moved with her family to Queens, New York. Five years later, they trans-
ferred to Yee's hometown of Pittsburgh where his family runs the Chinatown Inn restaurant. Jon-
athan and half-brother, Leong, now manage this restaurant. Struggling to fit in at school, she ch-
anged her name to Maggie & Doris. Ming found a love for acting while appearing in a third grade
Easter play, where she played a "klutzy" bunny. Her mother was not excited about her desire to
pursue acting, She preferred that she go into medicine. Nonetheless, Ming-Na graduated from
Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in theater. She got her first acting job in 1988 on the so-
ap "As the World Turns" (1956). Her big break came when she was cast in The Joy Luck Club (1993).
When she needed a ride to the premiere of the film, her acting instructor sent one of his students,
Eric Michael Zee. The two started dating in 1994 after Ming-Na moved permanently to LA and mar-
ried in 1995. Ming-Na dropped her last name, Wen, at that time. She says she is now like Ann-Mar-
gret. Zee is a screenwriter and, with Ming-Na, manages At Last, an Asian boy band. You will most-
ly know her from her role as 'Dr. Jing-Mei Chen' on "ER" from 1995-2004, and most recently has
been playing Charlie Sheen's girlfriend 'Judge Linda Harris' on hit show "Two and a Half Men".

Birthday's today:
Bo Derek, Mike 'D' Diamond (Beastie Boys), Mark Gastineau,
James Brown (UB40), Richard Masur, Dick Smothers, Norman Greenbaum,
Rick Monday, Jack Linkletter, Steve Dahl, Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Ray Styles,
Joe Walsh, Joe Biden, Thea Vidale, Sabrina Lloyd, Duane Allman (Allman Bros. R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


*Scroll down page to see all responses


Gaby Berlin Germany
www.myspace.com/gabrielle213


GABY SAYS:
Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

The musical chamaeleon!


They called Elvis 'The King', but the sure-enough, king
was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson. (Etta James)



Trudy Cardiff Wales, United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/welsh_bobo


TRUDY SAYS:
Hi J. Hmm....I think that this must be your
hardest question yet! I don't know if it's possible to say who
the 'Greatest Guitar Player Of All Time' is, what with greats
such as Hendrix, Kerry King, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe
Satriani
, Dimebag, Eric Clapton, etc etc.

So in summary, I don't think I can possibly answer it, but I
think that my 'favourite' guitarist' at the moment has to be
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society),
his musicianship is flawless!

His quality of playing is top class and he can certainly knock
spots off alot, if not most, of todays guitarists. He's also kind,
thoughtful and loyal to his fans the world over.


Larry Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/larrymac


LARRY SAYS:
It's a Tie!!! David Gilmour of Pink Floyd,
for the emotion he projects on his guitar.


And...


Steve Vai... He played with Zappa. He played with DLR.
He played with Whitesnake..... and his flexible records
are what makes him brilliant.




November 19   
   Meg Ryan
Born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, the tall  5' 8"  (I know. I stood right next to her at a Mick
Jagger private show at the El Ray Theatre in LA),  was born in  Fairfield, Connecticutin 1961. One 
of the most highly paid actress's in Hollywood.
In 1981, she had her big screen debut as Candice
Bergen's daughter in George Cukor's last film Rich and Famous (1981). She tried out and was ca-
st as Betsy in the day time television soap "As the World Turns" (1956). She was part of the cast
from 1982 to 1984. Meg also had a part in the television series "One of the Boys" (1982), but this
show was soon cancelled. In 1984, she moved to tinsel town and landed a job in the western Tel-
evision Series "Wildside" (1985). With her part in the highly successful movie Top Gun (1986) Meg
became a star with "take me to bed or lose me forever". This led to Meg being cast in Steven Spi-
elberg's movie Innerspace (1987) where she co-starred with Dennis Quaid. She again co-starred
with Quaid in the remake of D.O.A. (1988) and they married on Valentine Day in 1991. In 1989,
Meg appeared in another blockbuster called When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and the scene at the
restaurant became famous. Meg was nominated for both the Golden Globe and the BAFTA. In '90,
she co-starred with Tom Hanks in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and this time she played three
roles as DeDe/Angelica/Patricia. She appeared again with Tom in the very successful Sleepless in
Seattle (1993) for which she was again nominated for the Golden Globe. In 1994, Meg decided to
act against type when she appeared as the alcoholic wife and mother in When a Man Loves a Wo-
man (1994). After that, she went back to "cute" with both I.Q. (1994) and French Kiss (1995). In
1994, Meg won the Harvard Hasty Pudding Award as "Woman of the Year" and was voted as being
one of "The 50 most beautiful people in the world 1994" by People Magazine.
Ranked #57 in Prem-
iere (USA) magazine's "The 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood" list in June 1999.
Ranked #94
in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997. The group
Savage Garden's song 'All Around Me' was written about her, inspired by a crush from Daniel Jones,
the band's composer.


Birthday's today:
Jody Foster, Terry Farrell, Gail Dievers, Kerri Strug, Ofra Haza,
Allison Janney, Ted Turner, Larry King, Dick Cavett, Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses/Cult),
Dan Haggerty, Bob Boone, Ann Curry, Asian Shan, Calvin Klein, Kathleen Quinlan

Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

*Scroll down page to see all responses


Lyn-Z Richmond Virginia
www.myspace.com/joanrocks33
 

LYN-Z SAYS:
The "Greatest Guitar Player" would have
to be Nancy Wilson of Heart.

She's so freaking amazing on guitar!



Charmaine United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/condemnedpunkrocker

CHARMAINE SAYS:
I'm sorry, but bein' a big fan of electric
guitars and them makin' most men look sexy playin' them I
can't just pick one.

I have two, in equal place together it's Jimmy Page, his just
loud fast fingered and effortless, and Jimi Hendrix, loud noisy
messed up out of tune masterpieces, he makes messed up
noise sound great!



Suzanne Los Angeles California
www.myspace.com/neomythix


SUZANNE SAYS:
Nominating MICK KARN for greatest of
all bass guitarists in the known history of the world!!!!!!!!




November 16  
    Marg Helgenberger
Marg is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her
work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles
on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films. She was born on this
day in 1958 in Fremont, Nebraska.
In TV series she won an Emmy for her portrayal of a hard-bit-
ten prostitute who catered to Vietnam War soldiers, in the series "China Beach" (1988). She also
was George Clooney's love interest in a multi-episode arc of the monumentally successful TV ser-
ies "ER" (1996).
In feature films, Marg has appeared in Tootsie (1982), Steven Spielberg's Always
(1989), Species (1995) and In Good Company (2004). Her greatest claim to fame on the silver scr-
een may be when she played opposite Julia Roberts as a chemical exposure victim in the popular
movie Erin Brockovich (2000). Helgenberger is most known for her TV role as a crime scene invest-
igator in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-to currently). She shared in CSI's 2005 Screen Ac-
tors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. In her personal
life, Helgenberger is the daughter of a cancer survivor and is very active in supporting research for
breast cancer. Six years before the premiere of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), she and
Gary Dourdan starred together in an unsuccessful TV series pilot called Keys (1994).
Her hometown
of North Bend, Nebraska named a local street after her called Helgenberger Avenue.

Birthday's today:
Lisa Bonet, Martha Plimpton, Guy Stockwell, Charles Jay Hammer,
Gay "Mani" Mournfield (Thompson Twins), Steve Railsback, Joanna Pettit, Jo Jo White,
Tammy Lauren, Chuck Finley, Diana Krall, Chelsea Blue, Gigi Edgley, Chenoa Maxwell,
Griff Rhys Jones, Dwight Gooden, Michael Faustino, Harry Rushikoff (Concrte Blonde R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

(Continues all next week, and will end on Friday November 23)

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Carrie Long Beach California
www.myspace.com/somara


CARRIE SAYS:
There is no way in hell I can name just one.
 
NO WAY!
So in no particular order...

 Angus Young
 Jimmy Paige
 Randy Rhodes
 Joe Satriani
 Eddie Van Halen
 Yngwie Malmsteen
 Stevie Vai
 Jerry Cantrell
 Zakk Wylde
 Eric Clapton
 Mick Mars
(very underrated)
 Nancy Wilson,
(there has to be another rockin' girl)!?!?!


Brigitte Colchester United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/gothtart


BRIGITTE SAYS:
Rick Joyce of The Last Dance is the
best, and that is because of the sound he produces, including
using his bangles on his arm up and down the guitar it looks
pretty amazing too.



Rone Saint Johns Arizona
www.myspace.com/rone_l


RONE SAYS:
Robin Guthrie from Cocteau Twins.

Everytime I listen, I am amazed at the layer of sounds.
He makes a guitar sound like anything and everything
other than a guitar.




November 15  
   Nina Dolci
Considered one of the most 'Beautiful Women over 35' in Adult Entertainment. The 5' 7"
Nina was born on this day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1964. The following is directly
from Nina; "Fort Lauderdale, Florida is where this began, raised in the south, I craved
warmth and friendly people about. Sicilian-Italian is where I descend, and with a strong
- hard body, sensual catlike style, and Hmmm. . . can�t forget those wet puckering (I"ll
leave that up to your own imagination ). All I want to do is satisfy my viewer till no end.
I have always been curious about my sexuality; must be the Scorpio in me. When I was
in my teens I was eager to experiment, unfortunately my looks didn�t catch up to me un-
til my budding age of 18. Bad hair days, braces, and baby fat no more, my tight little p****
was ready to explore. I have worked all throughout my teen years, but once I realized the
positive results I received from working out in the gym and Pilates there was no stopping
me." Nina's career took off and she appeared on Howard Stern's show many times. She
turns 43 today.

Birthday's today:
Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Yaphett Kotto, Sam Waterson, Judy Gold,
Ashley Cox, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Mistress Persephone,
April Summer, Kevin Eubanks, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Abba), Janet Lennon (Lennon Sisters),
Mango Wong, Judith Richter, Joanna Barnes, Joe Leeway (Thompson Twins), Angie Chui,
Margaret Reed, Michiyoshi Ohara, Dandra Kim, Ol' Dirty Bastard (Wu-Tang Clan R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Lisa Midlands United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/puffafish67


LISA SAYS:
Jimi Hendrix for sure!!!


Liz North Myrtle Beach South Carolina
www.myspace.com/lifesabeachliz

LIZ SAYS:
At this time I would have to say John 5...
Rob Zombie's
in good company with this Guitar
shredding Genuis!


Lots of energy comes from this man.



Mike Phoenix Arizona
www.myspace.com/themulletmike

MIKE SAYS:
This is an easy one. Randy Rhodes by far.

He taught guitar and created new licks of the mistakes his students
made. His guitar style was one of the most difficult to duplicate for
other guitarists.

The unfortunate thing was that he passed away early in his career.
During the short time that he was alive look at how far he progressed
with his guitar playing. Had he stayed alive, how much more would he
have acheived?



Michelle Northeast United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/hair_raiser


MICHELLE SAYS:
Brian May of Queen.
That guy makes a guitar sound like it's talking to you.




November 14  
    Janin Reinhardt
The actress/television host was born on this date in 1981 in Eufrt, Germany. She particip-
ated in a moderatorCasting for VIVA , from 3.000 participant inside was selected and be-
came generally accepted finally against a selection of 25 girls at one training course week-
end in Cologne and a live-abstimmung within the vi-vase dung interactive . After one week
CO presentation with the transmission interactive (28 August until 1 September 2000) de-
cided VIVA to take it due to that to predominantly positive spectator resonance under con-
tract. By January 2002 until September 2005 she moderated the weekly Lifestyle with VIVA
- and fashion journal Inside, which she presented in each case from another metropolis, as
well as the cinema magazine film off. 2005 moderated it briefly together with Klaas Heufer
circulation and Guelcan Kamps the interactive live-show 17 on VIVA, until Johanna Klum for
her took over. Afterwards their commitment ended with VIVA. Her most well-known work is
however her double role as Lotta and Alex in pro filterthe Telenovela Lotta in Love, which was
radiated from March 27, 2006 by August 2007. Janin sang the songs dargebotenen in the se-
ries of Alex and Lotta in. Since the Telenovela could not to the success of forerunners as in
love with Berlin  near-rich, the transmission place from the previous evening program was
shifted on the weekend and the number of planned consequences of 200 to 130 reduces. She
was to be seen since then twice in to pro filters the fairy tale hour, once as Rapunzel by day
the start of Lotta in Love, and a second time on 23 April 2007 at the side of Axel stone as Gret-
el in Haensel and Gretel. (*Note: this was translated from German)

Birthday's today:
Laura San Giacomo, DB Sweeney, Ray Sharkey, Sandahl Bergman,
Curt Shilling, Joseph "Run" Simmons (Run DMC), David Moscow, Stephen Bishop,
Dana Stubblefield, Sophie Von Haselberg (Bette Midler's daughter), Eva Roberts,
Rosanna Walls, Jimmy Piersall, Freddie Garrity (Freddie and The Dreamers), Yanni,
Jennifer Stead, Brian Shaw, An Jo, Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt)


Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.



Nyrhee Mesa Arizona
www.myspace.com/nyrhee_az


NYRHEE SAYS:
Carlos Santana. I love to just close my
eyes and let him send me soaring.


He speaks so eloquently with a guitar.
I have never missed
a show yet.



Ulla Stockholm Sweden
www.myspace.com/ullafromsweden


ULLA SAYS:
Can I only say one...? I like Marco Da Silva, in
Marco Da Silva and the Midnighters.

Awesome rockabilly! He sings and plays! It's an Italian rockabilly
band from Rome.


Also, Andrej Rudolf who sings and plays in The Lucky Cupids.
They play rockabilly, lounge, swing etc. They are from Slovenia.


Also, Ryno, in Ryno Rockers (my sister's husband!),
a rockabilly/rock 'n' roll band from Sweden!



Tom Manhattan Beach California
www.myspace.com/tomcallahan


TOM SAYS:
In terms of influence, probably Jimi Hendrix as
a player, and Les Paul as an innovator.




November 13  
   Kiera Harris
Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1986, Kiera Harris graduated from Wichita High School North in
2005. She began her performing career in dance at the age of 3. This continued throughout
high school and led to becoming an award-winning cheerleader and letter woman. She was
also active in choir and swimming as well as being an honor student. As she grew up, her
height (5' 7") and beauty made her a natural for modeling which she pursued throughout the
Midwest. Her modeling exposure brought her to the attention of independent film producers
eager to cast her in their projects. Although never completed, her participation in two other
films, "Adrenaline" and "Cursed Waters", gave her the invaluable experience she needed to
tackle her co-starring role in "Framing Frankie". While filming "Adrenaline", Kiera had the me-
morable opportunity to work with and be coached by actor Ray Duke. The micro-budget horror
film "Cursed Waters" gave her a chance to work with many hand-crafted special effects with
Phillips Films. Kiera has been a model representing several independent skin care lines along
the way since she was a young child. It was through a modeling website that she was discover-
ed by Nigel Sheppard and Ben Allen to co-star in "Framing Frankie" for Styx Film Productions.

Birthday's today:
Aldo Nova, Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Mantegna, Ashleigh Aston Moore,
Tracy Scoggins, Terry Reid, Larry Miller, Mel Stottlemeyer, Candye Kane, Liu Zi,
Ron Artest, Sheila Frazer, Garry Marshall, Roger Steen (Tubes), John Hammond,
Andy "The Clobberer" Ranken (Pogues), Aisha Hinds, Christopher Noth, Shawn Yu,
Paul & Ryan Jessup, Melissa Hayden, Whoopie Goldberg, Jack Elam (R.I.P.)


Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.



Maz South United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/supergirlmaz


MAZ SAYS:
OMG! That's a real hard one!! Well my favs are
Jimmy Page and Slash, but coudn't say which is the better
of them.



Feathers  Leeds United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/only1feathers

FEATHERS SAYS:
I would like to say The Edge from U2,
but I think it has to be Brian May from Queen.

:-)


Carrie Milton Keynes, Midlands United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/cazza79

CARRIE SAYS: Jimi Hendrix
!!!!!



November 12 
   Anne Hathaway
Anne was born in 1982 on this day in Brooklyn, New York. Anne's first major role came in
the short-lived television series "Get Real" (1999). She gained widespread recognition for
her roles in The Princess Diaries (2001) and its 2004 sequel as a young girl who discovers
she's a member of royalty, opposite Julie Andrews and Heather Matarazzo.
She soon star-
ted to move away from family-friendly films. Following The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Enga-
gement (2004), she appeared topless in the films Havoc (2005) opposite Josh Peck and Br-
okeback Mountain (2005) opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Her desire to break
out of her "Princess Diaries" image parallels that of her one-time co-star, Julie Andrews,
who went topless in the film S.O.B. (1981) in order to break away from the image she cre-
ated from her 1960s musicals. Most recent film's were The Devil Wears Prada" and "Becom-
ing Jane".
Has stated that she would only appear nude/topless in a film if she felt it would
add significance to it. She appeared topless for the first time in Havoc (2005) and then in the
same year in Brokeback Mountain (2005). Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest
Stars Under 25 in its June 2006 issue for the second time. She was also on the list in 2002.
Ranked #85 on FHM's sexiest women in the world list 2006. Ranked #80 on Askmen.com's
100 Most desirable Women in the World. (2006). One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful
People in the world. (2006). Is a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.

Birthday's today:
Neil Young, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Tonya Harding, Bob Crewe,
Dave Ellefson (F5/Megadeth), Vic Chessnut, Heather Lauren Olson, Megan Mullally,
Michael Moorer, Donald Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult), Nadia Comaneci, Angela Watson,
Booker T. Jones, Al Michaels, Charles Manson, David Schwimmer, Nina Brosh,
Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, Leslie McKeown (Bay City Rollers), Grace Kelly (R.I.P.)


Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Chilli Copenhagen Denmark
www.myspace.com/chilliworld

CHILLI SAYS:
My answer to that.... :) must be my
all-time favorite, Brian May from Queen.



Billie Auckland New Zealand
www.myspace.com/redlips_heels_rock

BILLIE SAYS:
Hey Jonathan. It was hard and there really are
only a handful of greats and pinpointing to one is a mission in
itself.

I haven�t participated in FOREVER so I�m stoked to be doing this
right now. Besides, its fun and I get to have my 2c worth, even
if at times they appear to be random tangents.


Arguably there are some amazing standouts, but these are a couple
of my personal favs.


Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar great; the man is almost a god.

Granted he may have been labelled an arrogant, egotistical egomaniac
hat used vocalists purely for his endorsement, he was good at what he
did and he did it oh so well. Case in point Jeff Scott Soto (amazing voc-
alist) �I am a Viking� . I F****** love this song; the guitar rifts are
beautifully wicked. They say that arrogance is a sign of intelligence, who
knows. But this man can evoke feelings by merely plucking a few strings.
Hence, the man is a great.


I first heard Joe Satriani when I met my current bf. The melodic guitar
notes had me hooked while we were making out, and I bit Gavs lips in the
process!! Hahaha.

That says a lot about the effect of music on emotions.

I love his neo-classical harmonic heart wrenching acoustics. They floored
me, and when that happens. I know I�ve found an artist well worth listen-
ing to. Gav was nice enough to let me listen to the album for the rest of
the afternoon, and again the following day. I couldn't get enough.



Bev Northwest United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/bevhall
 

BEV SAYS:
I think the greatest guitar player of all time
is Gary Moore.

Cos, no one makes me shiver like Gary does.


Jonathan: Yes Bev, I notice you have one of his songs
on your profile.




November 9 
   Bridget Maasland
Born on this day in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands in 1974. At a young age, she
already lived a glamorous life. She worked as a model and appeared on the catwalk in
fashionshows for children. Her debut on television was a commercial for fruit as a heal-
thy alternative to candy. Later, Bridget became a professional model, working in Barc-
elona. She returned in 1993 to the Netherlands to become a showdancer and assistant
in the Veronica show, Man O Man. In 1995, she started working for TMF where she gain-
ed popularity as a VJ and presenter. Five years later, she left the music station as one
of the last presenters of the first wave to start working for the Dutch National TV station
BNN.
After a couple of years with BNN, she decided in 2005 to move over to the newly fo-
rmed commercial station, Talpa of John de Mol, where she gained the possibility to prod-
uce television shows herself. However, her first job was to present Big Brother 5 together
with Ruud de Wild. A year later she presented Big Brother 6 on her own.
Other shows in-
cluded her own production, Je leven in de steigers (based on Extreme Home Makeover),
the newsprogram NSE, Woef! (own production about dog training), the talkshow Late
Night met Bridget & Geel and Hoe word ik een Gooische Vrouw? (a satirical take on how
to become and behave ladylike).
In April 2006, Maasland appeared naked in the Dutch
Playboy. She donated her fee to her own foundation (Dutchypuppy) which supports dog
charity all over the world.
Towards the end of 2007 Bridget moved over to the commercial
station RTL Nederland because Talpa officialy stopped to exist. On August 27th Bridget's
new show "Hoe Word Ik Een New Yorkse Vrouw?" started. It has the same concept as "Hoe
Word Ik Een Gooische Vrouw?" however in this show she moved to New York for her quest
to become a well known person in New York.

Birthday's today:
Sandra 'Pepa' Denton (Salt 'n' Pepa), Nick Lachey, David Duval,
Susan Tedeschi, Chris Jericho, Kelly Michaels, Adam Dunn, Leesa Halstead,
Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden), Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bob Gibson,
Yoichiro Saito, Sarah Madden, Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon), Lou Ferrigno,
Phil May (The Pretty Things), Carl Sagen (R.I.P.), Dorothy Dandridge (R.I.P.)

NEW Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Anna Swansea, Wales United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/anna7897


ANNA SAYS:
Jimi Hendrix! This needs no explanation.
He simply was the all time best!!



Pauline United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/eve_of_destruction

PAULINE SAYS:
The greatest guitar player of all time
has to be OLGA from the Toy Dolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sharon Scotland
www.myspace.com/sugarspun1978


SHARON SAYS:
John Squire of the Stone Roses.

WHY? Cos since I first found the Roses many years ago, I still
listen to them regularly, and Squire still gives me goose bumps!

 
GOD BLESS THE ROSES!!!!!!!!!




November 8  
   Tara Reid
Tara was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA on this day in 1975. She got her career start
at six, when she appeared on a children's game show called "Child's Play" (1982). Later,
she appeared in commercials for Jell-O, McDonald's, and Crayola. She attended the Prof-
essional Children's School in New York City. Her classmates included Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Jerry O'Connell, Macaulay Culkin, and Ben Taylor. After several career moves, she became
known after her role as Bunny, in The Big Lebowski (1998).Her trademark is her deep, ras-
py voice.
Dated (and was engaged to) Carson Daly (2000 - 2001). First person to appear on
multiple covers of "Maxim" magazine.
Tara suffered from a brief bout of anorexia nervosa
following her upsetting and traumatic breakup with MTV DJ Carson Daly. This coincided with
the filming of American Pie 2 (2001), which is why she appeared gaunt in several scenes (pr-
imarily those that were reshoots), as well as at the premiere of the film. Her illness ended in
late 2001, when she began filming National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002). Good friends with
Paris Hilton. Along with Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Bijou Phillips, Kimberly Stew-
art and Lindsay Lohan she is one of Hollywood's most famous party girls. Was featured as #4
in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement in 2002. Named #43 in FHM's "100 Sexiest
Women in the World 2005" special supplement in 2005. Fan of Chelsea FC (England soccer club).

Birthday's today:
Leif Garrett, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Jack Osbourne,
Morley Saffer, Esther Rollie, Courtney Thorn-Smith, Jeff Speakman, Mary Hart,
Edguardo Alfonzo, Roy Wood (The Move/ELO), Li Ching, Ed Kranepool, Patti Page,
Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie), Larry Burnette (Firefall), Parker Posey
Randi Brookes, Jose Offerman, Minnie Ripperton (R.I.P.), Darla Hood (R.I.P.)

NEW Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"


SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Dana Scottsdale Arizona
www.myspace.com/danacapp

DANA SAYS:
WOW, that's tough. I really love Stevie Ray Vaughn,
but I have to say Jimi Hendrix.


I believe he was the most CREATIVE and influential guitarist of the
20th century.


Hendrix was a pioneer in terms of the all of possibilities that could be
unlocked from this instrument. His innovative style of fuzz, feedback,
and distortion I believe created a new musical form that has inspired
many amazing guitarists today.


R.I.P. Jimi Hendrix, you were such a passionate person and creative
force, and your gifts you gave to the world will forever remain and
be carried on!



Brent Santa Monica California
www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecombrentalanbeck

BRENT SAYS:
I've often thought about this one and rating such a
thing; as one would sports events; is in itself a relitively newer
phenomena.

The R'n'R Hall of Fame, is the opposite of what R'n'R is. Anyway, I
heard some the unreleased Beckola bonus tracks from the extended
CD. I could contemplate Clapton's nervous intimidation, but Clapton is
a better popular music writer. So how, does one compare?


I must remind us all that, of the little bit later in the generaton people,
we so often forget to mention that Eddie Van Halen; in totality, is pretty
much untouchable in playing and is the closest thing to Hendrix we'd
ever know.


Carlos Santana is also a contender!

Stephen Stills lead in "Carry On" was always my vote for best guitar lead
in a song.


And I must confess my ingnorance of the many speed metalist's coming
after and inspired by Yngvie Malmstein.


Especially, because of the unacknowledged record by Jeff Beck called,
Rough & Ready, I say it is, Jeff Beck!



Jo Jo Okeechobee Florida
www.myspace.com/jofish420


JO JO SAYS:
Hey Jonathan! The greatest guitar player of all
time for me is Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin!

He was my inspiration to learn to play guitar as I am sure he
inspired many. =]




November 7  
   Yunjin-Kim
Although born in Korea in 1973, she was raised mostly in New York City. Already a bank-
able star in Asia, she is crossing over the Pacific and gaining American fans in the hit TV
show "Lost" since 2004.
Although she shares the name of Kim with her "Lost" co-star and
on-screen husband, Daniel Dae Kim, they are neither related nor married. A trained dancer:
Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Peking Opera Dance. She is also a trained fighter. Her com-
bat skills are Unarmed, Quarter Staff, Broad Sword and Tae Kwon Do. Published a Japanese
photobook called "XOXO". Trained at Boston University (BFA Acting), British American Dra-
ma Academy, High School of Performing Arts (N.Y.). Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 World
Cup in Japan and Korea, representing Korea. Does not drink any alcohol because she suffers
from a common genetic disorder known as alcohol flush reaction, which is often referred to as
"Asian red". ( devulged on Jimmy Kimmel Live - March 2006). She has been called "The Korean
Julia Roberts." Originally auditioned for the part of Kate on Lost, but the producers didn't bel-
ieve she was right for the part. Instead they created the character of Sun for her. Made #98 on
Maxim's "hot 100" list of 2006. Was the February 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin
up calendar.

Birthday's today:
Judy Tenuta, Lily Thai, Nick Guilder, Dana Plato, Joni Mitchell
Todd McGee, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jeremy London, Christopher Knight,
Johnny Rivers, Liam O'Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers), DJ "Jellybean" Benitez,
Joe Niekro, Melissa Ford, Glendon Rusch, Tracie Savage, Kris Benson, Annie Lee

NEW Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Inga Nashville Tennessee
www.myspace.com/ingabrittingham


INGA SAYS:
The most original or the most egotistical?

Hmmm...they can think that they greatest guitar player of all
time...but god only knows that the greatest guitar player is the
one is that is not discovered.

Jonathan: That is very deep Inga.


Tobin Indianapolis Indiana
www.myspace.com/quest_research

TOBIN SAYS:
Man, that's a really tough question. I've been a guitar
player for 20 years now and so many of them have great talent and
some in different styles. I'm not sure there is a way to pick just one.

But, if you had to pick just one, you'd probably have to go with song
writing ability over tequnique or style.


This probably won't help, but I'll give a short list out of my head.

Stevie Ray Vaughn
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhodes
Zach Wylde
Eric Johnson
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani

And there are probably a lot more I'll think of once I send this.

But man, that's a really tough question to answer. I actually don't think
it can truley be answered.


Tobin: All of the above are great-but it can be answered. One
has to stand out among all the others. It's all in the ears of
the beholder.



Chrisy St.Thomas, Ontario Canada
www.myspace.com/chrisygib

CHRISY SAYS:
That is a toss up for me. It is either Angus Young
or Eddie Van Halen.

Could be both...they are both awesome!!!!!




November 6  
   Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn (pronounced Romaine, like the lettuce) was born on this date, 1972, in
Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker;
her mother was American-born, of Dutch descent, and was an English teacher. Rebecca
attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the Jolly Blond Giant (5' 11"), then
she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music, but left
in 1995.
Rebecca's most famous movie role so far was as the shape-shifting Mystique in X-
Men (2000), based on the long-running comic book series about teenage mutant superheroes
(that Jack Kirby and Stan Lee created in 1962). To play Mystique, every day Rebecca had to
start out nude, and then two female makeup artists would apply blue body paint and other
stick-on parts for 8 hours a day. Rebecca told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
(1992) that things like tissue paper would stick to her hips; and one day the long hours of we-
aring sticky paint makeup made her so upset that director 'Bryan Singer (I)' told her to have
a glass of white wine and relax. Notwithstanding those technical difficulties, "X-Men" was a
box-office bonanza, and Rebecca's future in films was assured.
One of People Magazine's 50
Most Beautiful People in both 1997 and 1999.
Ranked #60 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties. Ran-
ked #82 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). Named #80 on the
Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list, and #30 of 2007. Ranked as #99 in FHM's "100 Sexiest
Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005). Divorced John Stamos in 2005. Rebecca
remarried to Jerry O' Connell this year. Currently has a regular role as 'Alexis Meade' on the hit
TV show "Ugly Betty". Personally I think she is one of the most beautiful women in the world,
and my favorite film she was in was 2002's "Femme Fatale". I've watched that a dozen times.

Birthday's today:
Lori Singer, Sally Field, Glenn Frey (Eagles, Lance Kerwin,
Peter DeLuise, Lamar Odom, Corey Glover, Don King, Maria Shriver, PJ Proby,
Guy Clark, Kelly Rutherford, Ken Patera, Bubba Trammell, Ethan Hawke

NEW Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.


CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Tamara Orlando Florida
www.myspace.com/tamaraepee

TAMARA SAYS:
Slash from Guns N' Roses, because he is
the best!

Because he is different. I can't explain it?
 
You have to hear it. Almost all the famous band's want to play
a song with him!!!!

He is a crazy guy!!!!



Maggie London England
www.myspace.com/themags70

MAGGIE SAYS:
The best guitar player is Prince.

He is amazing!

I wish I could be his guitar.  ;-)

Jonathan: Great way to put it Maggie.


Lux Orange County California
www.myspace.com/luxdrumgoddess


LUX SAYS:
Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead. His guitar
playing appears to be through his heart.

It is very unique, sounds like no other, and over the years of
recording albums with Radiohead (I've got them all) he just
seems to continue to grow and mold his sound to be that rec-
ognizable Johnny Greenwood sound!

He's influenced many guitarists out there already, and sets a
great example of a true artist.




November 5  
   Famke Janssen
Famke was born on this date, 1965, in Amersterdam, Netherlands, and has two other
siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later,
taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.
This model-turned-actress broke into Hollywood in the early 1990s. Her first film was
Fathers & Sons (1992); later, she became James Bond's enemy in GoldenEye (1995).
Her career has bloomed since then with her starring in such films as House on Haunted
Hill (1999), Hide and Seek (2005), a reoccurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck" (2003) and the
blockbuster movies X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
Speaks
Dutch, German, English, and French.
While appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
(1993) to promote her role of the sex-crazed assassin in the James Bond film GoldenEye
(1995), Famke gave Conan a first hand experience of her character's signature moves by
performing them on him using the top of his desk. When Famke asked him if he would like
the demonstration, he  responded with "This is what we in the industry call a 'no-brainer'."
Ranked #69 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" back in 2002. Turn the
River (2007) was written for her by her "The Treatment" co-star Chris Eigeman. Provides
the Dutch-language narration for the Studio Tram Tour at Disney parks. Is a fan of Jack
Nicholson and Meryl Streep. She is against typecasting.

Birthday's today:
Tatum O'Neal, Bill Walton, Elke Sommer, Bryan Adams,
Gram Parsons, Art Garfunkel, Sam Shepard, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits),
Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls), Johnny Damon, Bruce Jennings, Ike Turner,
Sam Rockwell, Peter Hammill (Van Der Graafe Generator), Debbie Massey,
Andrea McArdle, Rene Froger, Herb Edelman (R.I.P.), Vivian Leigh (R.I.P.)

NEW Q of THE WEEK:
"WHO IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME?"

SO, WHO IS HE OR SHE?
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO AND WHY.

CORRECT NAME PLEASE.
IF IN A BAND-THE BAND NAME TOO.


Marina Zaporozhye, Ukraine
www.myspace.com/bril_liant

MARINA SAYS:
Well, well. It's so hard coz I don't divide
music into guitars and drums. lol

But who's really cool? Brian Setzer. Why? Coz only rockabilly
guitarist can play it right. :-)


Jonathan, really, I can't explain why. :-) I'm not experienced in
guitars at all. Only one thing I know - rockabilly guitar never
makes you bored. lol


Jonathan: Marina, I had Brian live on the radio back in 1994,
and he played some incredible guitar for the audience. Very
good choice.



Angiy Glasgow Scotland
www.myspace.com/_angiy_

ANGIY SAYS:
For me it has to be that blonde, long haired
guitar playing ROCK GOD of mine...oh yes...the one and only
Mr. Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains. :)


Not saying he is THE best but well...that man certainly does it
for me ha ha ha...wait...think I'm being bias here?

Indeed I am!



Meriel Malone Yorkshire Northwest United Kingdom
www.myspace.com/merielmalone


MERIEL SAYS:
Hendrix...there's seriously no other. :)