May 28 Kylie Minogue
The pop superstar was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1968. Kylie is half Welsh, her parents are from Maesteg, Wales. Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Briefly dated Michael Hutchence (INXS- R.I.P.). Voted best dressed female by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine (December 2001). Nominated for Best International Female at the 2001 Brit Awards. (2001). She has her own lingerie brand called "Love Kylie". Won Best Dance Act at the 2004 Swedish NRJ Awards in Stockholm. (25th January 2004). Winner of the 2004 Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her single "Come Into My World", beating off strong competition such as Madonna, Cher, T�l�popmusik & Groove Aramada. (8th February 2004). Won Woman Of The Year at the 2002 Elle Style Awards (2002). 10th February 2005: Nominated for Best Female at the 2005 Brit Awards. Diagnosed with breast cancer and cancelled her tour of Australia (May 2005).
Birthday's today: John Fogerty (CCR), Brandon Cruz, Sondra Locke, Jerry West, Billy Vera, Betty Shabazz, Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), Steve Strange, Arto Lindsay, Kirk Gibson, Al Unser Sr., Adam Green, Gladys Knight, Kari Wuhrer, Christa Miller, Beth Howland, Wendy O' Williams (Plasmatics R.I.P.) May 27 Siouxsie Sioux Janet Susan Ballion, was born in 1957 in Chislehurst, Kent, England. Siouxsie Sioux was the lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-1996), one of the original punk bands. The band evolved from punk, to Goth and psychedelia to a more accessible sound in more recent years. The band was featured on the first Lollapalooza tour and provided original songs for "Batman Returns" and "Showgirls." After a career of over a dozen diverse albums and amassing a huge cult following, the group disbanded in April 1996 just as the Sex Pistols, their original inspiration, the Sex Pistols, decided to cash in on the recent interest in punk music and tour again. She also was the lead of The Creatures, with her longtime spouse Budgie. Here is an interesting quote from her; "I despair when I pass Oxford Street and see bondage and leather and studs everywhere. It's become quite acceptable to go to work like that. It's disgusting".Ranked #96 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
Birthday's today: Cilla Black, Harlan Ellison, Neil Finn, Joseph Fiennes, Lisa Lopes, Allan Carr, Frank Thomas, Lee Meriwether, Louis Gossett Jr., Peter Boyle, Peri Gilpin, Todd Hundley, Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), DJ Colette, Ramsey Lewis, Bruce Cockburn, Eric Bischoff, Todd Bridges, Andy Sparks, Jeff Bagwell, Misty Carlisle, Laura Mooney, Sara Wiseman, Sibyl Buck,
Q of THE WEEK Comes to an end *Look for a new Q next Monday (May 29)
DAVID SAYS: Jonathan, I probably have more of these than most people, but when friends of mine are recording an album for the first time, I like to have plenty examples of what NOT to do. I have two favorites that I hold onto more so for the dreadful artwork and liner notes than for the barely listened-to music inside.
The first one is Lady Brown Sugar Bell's "The Lady Is Armed And Dangerous" (1983). I received my copy while working at KLOL and Skip Bishop (formerly of RCA, I'm not sure where he is now) received his while working as Program Director in Bryan/College Station.
We used to make jokes about this record. The notes on the back cover give her entire life story: began singing at age ten, won talent contests, attended college, left college to work for the phone company, met a soldier, dated for two years, got married.... and that's just the first half!!
The second is from a local band here in Houston. They were actually from Friendswood, TX (got to make sure I credit the right city) and were called Rust. The album is called "The Last Laugh" (1986) and has a crudely drawn clown on the cover with a guitar coming out of his head. The back cover lists the three band members as Edward Levin, Bubba Hightower and Andrew Chojnacki.
However, when you read the notes on the back cover detailing who plays what, the name Russell Hilburn is listed for almost every instrument on every song. It also states, "All music and lyrics by Russell Hilburn*". The "*" indicates a footnote and the footnote states, "Edward Levin is in all actuallity W. Russell Hilburn."
WTF!! If Edward Levin is W. Russell Hilburn than why not just call him W. Russell Hilburn?? The point of having a rock and roll stage name is to use it instead of your real name! Although, neither name is much of a stage name anyway.
Even worse, since there is an individual listing of who plays each instrument for every song, the name Russell Hilburn appears an unneccesary 29 times. Talk about an egomaniac.
JONATHAN: That's funny David, on the second one. I've seen worse though... but I bet you have too. You just thought of these. Thanks again for giving me a weeks break by coming up the Q of THE WEEK.
Roland West (w/son) Radio Geek/Label Guy San Francisco California www.myspace.com/rolandw ROLAND SAYS: Hey Jonathan! Long time no see, hear, speak, etc. I've been busy as hell, lots of road time, working at for the reocord side of this crazy business (plenty of good and bad albums have come across my desk).
As fas as my own collection...I think my ex wife got the bulk of the bad ones! I have to say that myspace has given me the opportunity to hear a large share of 'bad' music out there. I feel like Simon Cowell when I get an invitation to 'add' a band or 'check out' someone's music...Yikes!
Too many people out there need to be reminded, "don't give up your day job." Hope things are going well for you, cya out there sometime, no doubt.
JONATHAN: Great to hear from you my friend. It has been awhile. Your Cowell-esque remarks about myspace is a bit cynical...but it is your opinion. While I agree there is some pretty bad music on there, there is also many bright spots. And those are the ones that I find and play on the radio.
JJ SAYS: Without question, Anal Cunt - "The Greatest Hits".
It's fucking awful! I continue to hold on to it purely for a conversation piece. And the band's logo is pretty funny as well.
JONATHAN: Yep, bad band. Like they really wanted to get radio airplay. Not!
FabMusician Lamia Cross Band Paris France www.lamia-cross.com FAB SAYS: "Hopeless Age" of "Septicemia". I was attracted by the CD cover, thinking about a Goth/Heavy band, but it was a Brutal Death Metal thing.
Why I have it always ? I don't know...hahaha!!!
May 26 Misaki Ito Popular Japanese actress was born in 1977 in Fukushima, Japan. The 5' 7 1/2" Anzai Tomoko (birth name) beauty has been the face of Shiseido cosmetics since 2001. Some of her recent performances are; Tsuribaka nisshi 16 (2005), "Densha otoko" (2005) (mini) TV Series, Inu no eiga (2005), About Love (2005), Umineko (2004), James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004) (VG) (voice) ... aka Everything or Nothing (USA: short title), 9 Souls (2003), Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
Birthday's today: Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Ireland, Bob Goldthwait, Helen Bonham Carter, Wayne Hussey (Mission UK), Sally Ride, Travis Lee, Patsy Palmer, Charles Van Eman, Jason Faulkner, Nicole Dionne, Vivian Chan, Kevin Kennedy, Levon Helm (The Band), Genie Francis, Philip Michael Thomas, Verden "Phally" Allen (Mott The Hoople) Q of THE WEEK: continues for one more day. Tomorrow it ends and a new Q begins on Monday
KIMMIE SAYS: I have a stack of albums...I don't even know half of or any of the artists....lol Soooooooooooooo...I just reached my hand in ...pulled out--- one...and this will be the one that I say...it is one of my worst!!!
It's Columbia 36732... "INKA DINKA DOO"...Ryan Durante (Vocal with Orchestra) Jimmy Durante.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh gosh...I think I have heard of Jimmy Durante...but...I can't say if he was any good.
Maybe this isn't my worst Album at all. Maybe, it's a COLLECTORS, and it's worth some bucks!!! LOL Anyway, If U flip the Album over it has the song "HOT PATATTA"
So----INKA DINKA DOO and HOT PATATTA has my vote!!! :)
Ohhhh, I think I picked this Album up at a garage sale, and I am keeping it because I am a pack RAT and hoping to redeem some $$ value from it someday... :)
JONATHAN: I'm not sure, but I think it's worth some money on eBay. Of course Kimmie, it must be in mint condition. :-)
ANGELICA SAYS: All my music rocks. =) Honestly, I can't say I own something that is so bad I wouldn't listen to it.
Gretchen Goodyear Arizona www.myspace.com/azharleydiva GRETCHEN SAYS: The worst album I own is "Soup" by Blind Melon. I got it from Columbia House, thinking the song "No Rain" was on it. (I didn't realize they made more than one album.)
Well, it wasn't on it, and I had already opened the package, so I just threw it in the back of my CD cabinet. That was probably 7 years ago ...maybe more.
Why do I hang on to it? To be honest, I forgot I even had it until you posted this question! :)
May 25 Anne Heche Former partner with Ellen DeGeneres was born in Aurora, Ohio in 1969. Their partnership lasted from 1997-2000. One of four children, she has a brother and two sisters. Her father Don, a choir director, died at 45 of AIDS in 1983. Her sister Susan Bergman has written a book about their family and their father called "Anonymity" (1998). Went to Ocean City High School, Ocean City, New Jersey. Graduated from the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois. During an interview with Barbara Walters, Heche stated that she has an alter ego named Celestia (2001), and her middle name is Celeste. Heche's family moved 11 times before she was 12. Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of "Twentieth Century". Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world (1998). Look for her this year in "What Is Love", now in post- production.
Birthday's today: Molly Sims, Bobby Slayton, Mike Meyers, Klaus Meine (Scorpions), Hiro Saito, Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush, Chelse Swain, Jessi Coulter, Kendall Gill, Ellen Petri, Lauryn Hill, Alison Stern, Ian McKellen, Beverly Sills, Miguel Tejada, Karen Valentine, Leslie Uggams, Tom T. Hall, Paul Weller (The Jam & Style Council), Joey Eischen, Dave Lee Travis, Dave Hollins, Connie Selleca, Lindsey Nelson (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Your Worst Album? continues
MICHELE SAYS: Hi Jonathan. My ex-husband left me with a selection of crass albums including "Bat Out Of Hell", "Car Wash", "Parrallel Lines", and "Yellow Brick Road", but I'm afraid the worst album I own is probably my Donovan album which contains such classics as "The Owl And The Pussycat" and "Jennifer Juniper".
Kate United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) KATE SAYS: "This Town Aint Big Enough For the Both Of Us" by Sparks.
It is truly awful. I am so ashamed of it I have told my kids it was one of their Uncle's and it got mixed up with mine by mistake. The only reason I haven't binned it is because I am ashamed somene may see it in the rubbish before the dustbin men come!
JONATHAN: Kate, it is your opinion, but Sparks? I love just about anything they do. If you ever "bin" it, I wanna be there to retrieve it from the dump. lol xx
May 24 Leah Andreone I could have given this B'day slot to someone else, but when I noticed it was Leah's B'day it brought back some fond memories. I'd like to think that Jeanette and I were friends of Leah's back in the mid- 90's. Unfortunately as time and careers go in different directions, contact gets lost. Leah is an awesome woman. Born in San Diego in 1974 into your average American home, Leah Andreone was a shy child who found outlet and connection through music, both writing and performing. Moving north to Los Angeles, spending lots of time singing around town at night, and working as a waitress during the day allowed her to hone her talent, make connections, and be there when chance offered her opportunity. The opportunity became her first album, Veiled, released by RCA in 1996. A revealing exploration of self that touched many worldwide, the album produced the hit single "It's Alright, It's Okay" which charted in both the U.S. And Europe. She has put out other CD's since.
Birthday's today: Rosanne Cash, Nell Campbell, Helen Terry, Patti LaBelle, Heavy D, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Sarah Hagan, Tracy McGrady, Cecilia Cheung, Tommy Chong, Sandy Gardiner, Sybil Danning, Bob Dylan, Priscilla Presley, Serena Lee, Joe Dumars, Naomi Ryan, Jill Johnson, Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), Rob Baker (Red Rider) Q of THE WEEK continues
N'C SAYS: My worst album is Macy Gray. She's a nice woman and her music is fine but just can't stand her VOICE!!!!!
AliciaVocalist Medina Ohio www.myspace.com/aliciakaylambert ALICIA SAYS: The worst CD I own would have to be Britney Spears first CD, with that annoying "Hit Me Baby One More Time".
That was back in 1998 and I was 18 so I'll chalk it up to teenage stupidity.
I don't even want to talk about it lol. And while I'm thinking about it, I think I'll throw it away because she sucks.
Debra Belvidere Illinois www.myspace.com/msbattles2u DEBRA SAYS: The worst album I own would have to be "Tijuana Donkey Show" by Terminal White...this is just awful!
My brother had given this to me a few years ago...I guess I still own it because I didn't want to hurt his feelings.
A Comeback: (see yesterday) NO PIC Pauly Radio Personality WZZP/WEGI Clarksville Tennessee www.myspace.com/paulyx
JONATHAN: Should I run your response? PAULY SAYS: Wow Jonathan! We must be on different wavelengths.
Definitely run it! But with the caveat that I should have said I've seen better pictures than yours outside the funeral home! I always think of the good stuff after the fact.
Everyone else's photo features the "smoldering into the camera for myspace stare". I should at least get points for originality and the fact that I'm the only one who looks like they were having fun with life. I was onstage with 2 Live Crew at the time.
I guess you could have used the one titled "Me in Iceland" it's pretty normal, but you may have missed it w/o your reading glasses.
Personally, I think old guys flashing their tattoos in their black sleeveless shirts is dumb. I wasn't going to say anything because I have a lot of photos of my Paw-Paw like that.
Just making sure you haven't lost your sense of humor.
JONATHAN: lol...Pauley. The "me In Iceland" is not you. Yes, I still have my sense of humour. Me bad for running the 'sexist' photo, albiet you having fun. I actually like being compared to your Paw Paw with my black sleevesless shirts and my tats. :-) I might be old to you, but I can rock my ass more than yours...lol. :-) I just found my glasses ...get a freakin' haircut and come into the 00's will ya?
*I hope you readers understand that Pauly and I are having a joustful amount of fun with each other. Right Pauly?
May 23 Jewel Kilcher Singer and blossoming actress was born in 1974 in Payson, Utah. Her father is of German origin and her mother is American. Lived in a VW bus in San Diego with her mother before making it big. Dated musician Steve Poltz of The Rugburns for 3 years. They co-wrote Jewel's 1997 hit "You Were Meant For Me". She learned to play guitar at age 16. Is able to speak some Swedish. When she was 18 she had a Swedish boyfriend, named Musse, whom she learned it from. She also wrote him a lullaby song in Swedish which she has performed at concerts and on TV appearances. Her grandfather helped draft the Alaska state constitution. Her cousin is actress/singer Q'Orianka Kilcher. Ranked #92 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Birthday's today: Karen "Duff" Duffy, Joan Collins, Drew Carey, Linda Thompson, Buck Showalter, Staci Greason, Baltimora, Zalman King, Shelly West, Ann Hui, Jonathan Pryce, James Mankey (Concrete Blonde), Marvin Hagler, Linden Ashby, Rosemary Clooney, Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson, Lauren Chapin, Robert A. Moog, Charles Kimbrough, Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood (Funkadelic), Shannon Brown Q of THE WEEK: (see yesterday)
Laura Lynn Murfreesboro Tennessee www.myspace.com/lauralynn67 LAURA SAYS: I would say the WORST album I own is my Emotions album. It has various artists songs on it and I'm hanging on to it because my daddy bought it for me when I was a little girl.
SUSAN SAYS: Hi Jonathan, after looking through my records/Cd collection...the worst record I own is Barry Manilow, "Live In London". Yuuuccckkk!! It's souless and bland!!
It's lying in a pile of dusty untouched records as my mother forgot all about it, as it was for her!! She listened to it years ago but now she don't really believe in all that romantic stuff anymore!! I put it on the other night...uuugggghhhh!!!! I do like Barry, really I do but just not this one!! Love susan xx
PAULY SAYS: I've got several "indie" church records from the 60's, purchased mostly for the comical cover artwork and titles like "Barefoot with Jesus" and "Overcoming the Red Menace".
Truly awful. Oh, and Ringo's "Stop and Smell the Roses" just went to the Clarksville Goodwill if anybody is seeking an original cassette copy!
JONATHAN: Pauly, I only ran this photo because it seems it is the only one on your profile that is you, I think. May I suggest putting up a normal photo of yourself. Personally, this one is dumb.
May 22 Naomi Campbell The 5' 91/2" supermodel was born in 1970 in Streatham, London, England. Studied at the London Academy For Performing Arts. Discovered at age 15. First black female model on the cover of French Vogue, British Vogue, and Time Magazine. Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1991). Was engaged to the legendary group U2's Bassist Adam Clayton in the 1990s. She, along with Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer, opened the "Fashion Cafe" in New York. Has the letters F.B. tattooed on her arm. Has a successful line of perfumes and colognes. Has written a book titled "Swan". It is about a supermodel and is Miss Campbell's first novel (1994). Was ranked #4 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel". Appeared on The Tyra Banks Show (2005) to end rivalry with host and fellow black supermodel 'Tyra Banks' .
Birthday's today: Maggie Q, Steven Patrick "Morrissey", Jerry Dammers (Specials), Bernie Taupin, Charles Aznavour, Iva Davies (Icehouse), Alison Eastwood, Ed Fry, Dana Williams, Julian Tavarez, Barbara Parkins, Johnny Gill, Susan Strasberg, Richard Benjamin, Peter Nero, Tommy John, Paul Winfield, Ann Cusak, Jose Mesa
Q of THE WEEK: What is the WORST album that you own? I don't mean guilty pleasures. I'm talking about a truly awful record with little or no redeeming value. How did you obtain this album and why do you continue to hold on to it?
*Q suggested by reader David Sadof. Thank you David.
Sandie Somerset United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) SANDIE SAYS: Oh my god... lol I remember the album but it was many many years ago. It was the Partridge Family "Christmas" album.
Gee, that's brought back memories, but can't remember why. Maybe because David Cassidy was on the TV programme at the time I suppose.
PAULA SAYS: God I will have to think about this. So many I didn't so much own, but inheritated it. Val Doonican.
I inherited it from a relative who inherited it from a relative who died and put it in the attic. Won't go up there, that is why I still have it.
Sam Ballante Musician Palmdale California www.myspace.com/sammysurprise www.thecraze.com SAMMY SAYS: Hey Jonathan, the worst album I own would have to be by Attila, a prog-rock band featuring none other than Billy Joel on the organ and bass.
I picked up this album at Pick 'N' Save for 99 cents, so at least I didn't waste too much money on this awful album!
So why do I keep it? Honestly I can't throw away any album I have even if it is terrible and besides the album cover looks pretty cool.
Carrie Doo Lakewood Washington (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) CARRIE SAYS: You mean CD? LOL.... hmmmm, actually I like all the music I own! take care!
JONATHAN: Good for you Carrie, that you like all your "albums". CD's are albums too.
SOPHIE SAYS: Possibly the Scooter album from 1999 or something around that time :S
It is complete cheese! And, poo to be honest.
Kept it because I won it and it's signed. lol
Sad I know. x
May 21 Julia Thurnau Well known German TV actress was born in 1974 in Munich, Germany. She grew up in France in a village near Cannes. As a child she played several parts at her school's theatre but she was undecided whether to become an actress or a sculptor as her father Nicolai Tregor was. After finishing school in Munich in 1995 she was cast more or less by chance for a role in the TV series "So ist das Leben - Die Wagenfelds". One year later she had her first appearance in German cinemas in the movie "Nach f�nf im Urwald". During the shooting she took private lessons in acting until she enrolled in the drama school "Schauspiel M�nchen" in Munich in 1996. She continues to do many TV series and guest appearances.
Birthday's today: The Notorious B.I.G., Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Kristian Jensen, Renee Soutendijk, Tim Lever (Dead Or Alive), Judge Reinhold, Carol Potter, Sarah Forbes, Hilton Valentine (Animals), Manual Pina, David Hill, Lisa Edelstein, Bill Champlin, Mr. T, Ronald Isley (Eisley Brothers), Stan Lynch (Tom Petty), Mike Barson (Madness), David Groh
Q of THE WEEK: Your Worst Album? Resumes tomorrow. *Look below for last weeks answers.
May 20 Jana Pallaske The singer of rock band Spitting off Tall Buildings speaks fluent English and German. Born in West Berlin in 1979. Her first name is pronounced 'yanna'. Besides being a musician, she also is an actress. Here are some of the TV shows and films that she has appeared. Komm n�her (2006), Polly Blue Eyes (2005), St�rmisch verliebt (2005) (TV), "Fall f�r zwei, Ein" - Tod im Hochhaus (2005) TV Episode, "SK K�lsch" - Schmock (2004) TV \Episode, EuroTrip (2004) as Anna, The Camera Store Girl.
Birthday's today: Cher, Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go's), Susan Cowsill, Joe Cocker, Candace Bailey, Emma Williams, Tina Hobley, Dave Thomas, Don Bledsoe, Susan Cowsill, Annabel Giles, Saana Hyvarinen, Mindy Cohn, Bobby Murcer, Patricia Navidad, Teddy Randazzo, Angela Goethals
May 19 Sophia Crawford The 5' 4" superstar of stunts was born in Hammersmith, London in 1966. She left England in 1986 and took an incredible journey on a bus overland from London to India. After spending some time in India and Nepal, Sophia headed to Thailand, where she began her movie career. At first she was an editorial model and an extra in American productions such as: 'Kickboxer' and 'Around the World In 80 Days'. After working with several crews from Hong Kong, Sophia decided it was time to make a move and try her luck in Hong Kong cinema. She went around to the various studios looking for work. Her first role was 'New Kids in Town'. The director had asked her if she could fight? Thinking this would be easy, she said yes and was consequently killed off because she was so terrible. Humiliated, yet determined, Sophia had found her niche. For the next five years she studied Martial Arts and stunts with some of the top names in the business. She co-starred in more than thirty movies and became the first Western woman to join an Asian Stunt team. Sophia moved to the United States in 1993 and has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. Including; 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' and 'W.M.A.C. Masters'. She was Sarah Michelle Gellars stunt double on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' for four years and has helped numerous actors with her Martial arts prowess. She is currently President of the United Stuntwomen's Association.
Birthday's today: Grace Jones, Jessica Fox, Polly Walker, Jeanne Basone, Yazz, Turk Wendell, Jenny Berggren (Ace Of Base), Geraldine Somerville, Nora Ephron, Nancy Kwan, Allison Elliott, Amanda De Cadenet, Bill Laimbeer, Keven Garnett, Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Tom Scott, Pete Townshend (The Who), Summer LeAnn, Andre The Giant (R.I.P.), Nicole Brown Simpson (R.I.P.), Joey Ramone (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Your Worst Album? (see Monday) *This Q will resume on Monday May 22. If you sent in your answer it will definately appear next week. Thank you
HESTIA SAYS: Well I looked and I have none, they are all good.
But, I must say I think Micheal Jackson's "Thriller" is the worst one I have.
Cheating At Solitare Phoenix Arizona (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) CHEATING SAYS: The worst album I own would have to be Ice-T's "Cop Killer". Due to the uproar over the release of the song "Cop Killer", the original album was pulled and re-issued without the song.
I was 11 when I got it from my neighbor (the original copy). Talk about corrupting a child for life! The reason I bought it was because it was the coolest thing I ever heard I didn't even know that many cuss words existed! And it was just gory with songs like "Mama's Gotta Die Tonight and "Body Count".
The reason I still own it is for the shock value from playing it for people or just scaring the neighbors. lol. They will be like NO WAY, because of how ruthless and loud it is and that it's ICE-T doing metal?!
Rose (aka Sexy 41) San Bernardino California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) ROSE SAYS: It's called Sister Teresa's "Christian Music" album from Catholic School.
She thought she was a singer. HEE HEE
She was awful but my mom keep it. Trash it! She thought she was 'The Flying Nun'. Remember that TV show? And, she was mean as hell!
BETSY SAYS: Ah yes, thats right! I was gonna say I don't own any albums. How could I forget that?? I have CD's, and mostly I burned 'em all. So I have all good music! I'm so sick of rain! Have a great day.
JONATHAN: An album is a CD, cassette, or Vinyl. Happy that you like everything you burned. I'm so sick of NO rain :-( You have a great day too Betsy.
Sophie Aukland New Zealand www.myspace.com/sophieuk SOPHIE SAYS: I was bought an album for my birthday by Will Smith in around 2000, that is still in my collection. The one with the "Jiggy" song on it.
Oh god...it was bought by mistake, but I kept it. I am finding this hard to write and my hands are shaking with shame. I think I will have to go and shut myself in a dark room for half an hour.
Could be worse though, I could be in posession of a Creed album.
JONATHAN: Ha, that's funny Soph. :-)
May 18 Chantal Kreviazuk The 5' 8" Chantal Thelma-Ramupriya Kreviazuk was born in 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her parents, Carol and John Kreviazuk are of Ukranian and Pakistani origin. At age 3, Chantal began playing piano, from ear. Her talent was much encouraged by her mother, Carol. In 1994, while finding herself in Italy, Chantal was in a motorcycle accident. She began thinking it was time to take her musical talents seriously. In 1996, she was finally signed to Sony Canada. Her debut, critically acclaimed album, "Under these rocks and stones" was released later that year and in 1997 in the States. Her first single,"God Made Me" was slow to take off, even in Canada. It was her second single,"Surrounded" , a song about the tragic suicide of her first love, that got Chantal noticed. It went to #7 on the Muchmusic 30 and #19 on the Adult top 40. Married to Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida. She won two Junos in 2000, one for Female Vocalist of the year and one for best Pop/Alternative Album, "Colour Moving and Still". Met husband Raine in 1996 at a Pearl Jam concert. Co-wrote a number of songs on Avril Lavigne's 2004 album, 'Under My Skin'.
Birthday's today: Chow Yun Fat, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Nicole McLean, Heidi Willman, Amanda Bently, Jenn Gotzon, Barb Beaser, Michelle, Ramaglia, Helena Nogurra, George Strait, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Joseph Baldwin, Tina Fey, Brooks Robinson, Diane McBain, Holly Aird, Anna Ottoson, Asia Viera, Marcus Giles Q of THE WEEK: rolls on (see Monday)
TRISHA SAYS: This is a hard one, because I like everything I own, or I'd trade it in.
Probably it would be what others would think of as the worst: One of my Bette Midler CD's or a Disney compilation.
Yeah, it would have to be the Disney one.
Ms. Mighty (aka I Beat Bitches With Belt Buckles) Hemet California www.myspace.com/ms_mighty MS. MIGHTY SAYS: It has GOT to be my daughter's Little Lullabies. It has an annoying high pitch and one of the most absurd children's songs I have ever heard... "My Little Pussy".
Laura Fort Wayne Indiana www.myspace.com/lsplank LAURA SAYS: The WORST album I own is Spice Girls: Spice. I continue to hang onto it because when I babysit, my kids still listen to it.
I don't know if it has redeeming value, but I know that my friends (my age and older) and I cannot stand the stuff. The things you do for children.
Annette Denmark www.myspace.com/annettebrandt ANNETTE SAYS: Hi Jonathan, Thank's for asking. The worst album I own is Sisters Of Mercy! (sorry Tony James if you see this. Love you pal, but not your old band)
Tony gave it to me back in 1988 I think. Can't throw it out when it is a gift from a friend.
Kind regards, Annette
JONATHAN: Ouch, one of my favorite bands! That's ok Annette, not everyone likes them. I agree, if Tony gave it to you, saving it is for a special reason regardless if you like it or not, is the right thing to do. Thought that counts, right?
ScarlettM Anjalankoski Finland www.myspace.com/reetta90 SCARLETTEM SAYS: LMAO, probably my Smurf CD that I got when I was little. I hate it.
Or, two of Finnish Popstars band's CD's.
May 17 Enya The 5' 2" singer with the golden voice, was born Eithne N� Bhraon�in in a small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. Her father owns a local pub - Leo's tavern in Meenalech (min na Leice) - and her mother Baba taught music in the local school. In 1968, elder brothers Ciaran & Pol, and uncles Padraigh & Noel O Dugain,formed the band "An Clan As Dobhar" to perform traditional Irish music at festivals etc. Changing their name to Clannad, and recruiting sister Maire Brennan in 1973, the band had gone on to international success performing both their own and traditional material. Enya joined Clannad in 1980 and, credited under her real name, provided keyboards and (mostly) backing vocals. Her 'big break' began in 1987 when she was signed by Rob Dickins, head of WEA Music UK, after he had heard and been entranced by the "Enya" album. WEA's backing made the recording of "Watermark" possible and the album was released in 1988. As a recording entity, "Enya" is often considered to be three people: Enya herself, producer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan. The trio have worked together since the early 1980s. Her New Age albums have earned her 4 Grammy Awards. Neighbor of actress Alison Doody. She creates her signature sound by layering as many as eighty tracks of her own voice.
Birthday's today: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Bob Saget, Dennis Hopper, Jim Nantz, Sugar Ray Leonard, Taj Mahal, Yoko Shimada, Jody Pijper, Bill Paxton, Craig Ferguson, Sasha Alexander, Naomi West, Danny Manning, Tracey Bryn (Voice Of the Beehive), Jesse Winchester, Sue Carpenter, Bill Bruford (King Crimson), Cameron Bancroft, Kathleen Sullivan, Rochelle Aytes, Erica Jennings, George Johnson (Brothers Johnson) Q of THE WEEK: Your Worst Album? Continues
Aurielle Kilmarnock, Ayrshire United Kingdom www.myspace.com/aurielle10 AURIELLE SAYS: I don't think there is anything in my collection that I would say is that bad, after all I buy albums because I like the band and still play music I listened to in my teens.
JONATHAN: You are a rare exception Aurielle. Very cool that you enjoy every piece of music in your collection.
Jeannie99 Fresno California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) JEANNIE SAYS: "Tip Toes Through The Tulips" byTiny Tim. Given to me for a Birthday gift. OLD RECORD.
SHAWN SAYS: I believe my worst album is a Culture Club album.
I loved the 80's but that band tortured my freakin' ears! I keep it because my brother gave it to me...I have one question...and only one, for Boy George..."Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"?...do ya? do ya???? AHHHHH!!!!
JONATHAN: Ok Holly, I believe you...but after re-reading your profile, there are many things you don't like. Anyway, I find your profile quite a read. Very humerous, lots of crazy graphics. I appreciate you responding, so I could at least mention your page. ;-)
GEORGIE SAYS:Steve Jones "Mercy" (cassette) - Legendary Sex Pistols guitarist recorded this piece of dogshit in 1987.
I picked it up at Goodwill or a used cassette bin eons ago, probably less than $1. It was Steve Jones, after all...How bad could it be?
Yeah...I just haven't gotten around to getting rid of all my cassettes yet.
May 16 Tori Spelling The 5' 6" daughter of producer Aaron Spelling was born in 1973 in Los Angeles. Her real name is Victoria Davey Spelling. She began guest-starring on mostly her father's shows such as "The Love Boat" (1977), "T.J. Hooker" (1982), "Hotel" (1983), "Fantasy Island" (1978), "Vega$" (1978), and "Saved by the Bell" (1989). In 1990 she landed a regular part in "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) where she played Donna Martin, a series co-produced by her father and Darren Star. During the late 1990s she had a small part in Scream 2 (1997) and starred in The House of Yes (1997). When "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) ended she starred in more independent films such as Scary Movie 2 (2001) and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004), where she got praised for her acting. Has two dogs named Mimi and Leah. Ranked #23 in VH1 Top 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Tori wore a $50,000 Badgley Mischka crystal-beaded gown in her July 2004 wedding to Charlie Shanian. Was neighbors with Farrah Fawcett for ten years when she was a child. She has been virtually all over television even as of this writing.
Birthday's today: Pierce Brosnan, Debra Winger, Toya Wilcox, Janet Jackson, John Sally, Hazel O' Conner, Emiliana Torrini, Jonathan Richman, Tricia Cast, Roger Earl (Foghat), Vincent LaRusso, Evan Ferrante, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Jimmy Osmond, Brent Jasmer, Billy Cobham, Nicky Chinn, Yvonne Craig, Nina Arvensen, Billy Martin (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Your Worst Album? (see yesterday)
ERIKA SAYS: Hi Jonathan! Hi back to Jeanette...hope you guys are doing well, and as for your question of the week. Worst album I own?
That's a hard question, because I have a bunch of records given to me from various label people that I find abysmal, but none of which I would have ever purchased. The OAR record springs to mind. But, more because it's not my cup of tea. Not because there are no redeeming qualities.
And heck, how many demo or friend's bands so I have that aren't exactly the greatest pieces of art. But...hmmm...something I purchased? I am going to look now. Ok--how about "Forever" from the Spice Girls? It was after the novelty wore off, Sporty Spice left the band and there is no reason I still own this! xx Erika
Kristin Staten Island New York (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
KRISTEN SAYS: I have an album by a band called the International Brunch Mummies.
It was given to me when I was about 18 years old and had just started interning for an indie music publicist....I guess I hold onto it because it sort of represents my introduction to underground music.
CYNDI SAYS: Jonathan, the worst album I own would have to be Alanis Morissette's "So-Called Chaos". Don't get me wrong, I love much of Alanis's music and have all of it, but did not enjoy this one at all. When I went to see the Ellen D show in L.A. I saw her sing and the CD was the gift to all there at the show.
Just can't seem to listen to it again. Why do I still have it? One person's discard, would be another's treasure...maybe someone, someday, would kiss me for it ;)
Would also love to add...my first thought that came to me with this question was actually one album called Alpha. Stargazing - Special Edition. I heard the song: "I just Wanna Make You" on Yahoo music radio one day and felt I had to have it ...and ordered the CD in a rash moment.
Oh MY, how sleepy it made me to hear the other songs when I came home with the CD! But when I was going to reply to this post ...I found it and listened to it again. Haaaa, only the first 40 sec's of each song, and found another song on the album called, believe it or not; "Horseshit" good beat, kindaaa sexy ...therefore I can't say it was the 'worst'! Sooo I'll keep it ;)
Seriously, Slick is a killer guitarist and could have done so much more, and did.
Because we played it and the label sent us copy's for giveaways.
Not everyone want a copy of this one.
May 15 Jamie-Lynn DiScala Formely Jamie-Lynn Sigler, better know as "Meadow Soprano", she was born in Jericho, Long Island, New York in 1981. Jamie Lynn has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York \regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Wiz, and Gypsy. Beyond her theatrical appearances, currently stars as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series, "The Sopranos" (1999). For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for The Sopranos Best Ensemble Cast. In 2004 Jamie portrayed former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss in the USA Network's two hour original movie, Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss. Ranked #73 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). Speaks fluent Greek and Spanish. Named #42 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Birthday's today: Melle Mel, Dan Patrick, Andrew Eldridge (Sisters Of Mercy), Amy Chow, Chazz Palminteri, Gunilla Hutton, Kevin Von Erich, K.T. Oslin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, John Smoltz, Holly McPeak, Omar Visquel, Ahmet Zappa, Ray Lewis, Mike Oldfield, Laini Kazan, Trini Lopez, Jeff Rochlin, David Charvet, George Brett, Brian Eno
NEW Q of THE WEEK: What is the WORST album that you own?
I don't mean guilty pleasures.
I'm talking about a truly awful record with little or no redeeming value.
How did you obtain this album and why do you continue to hold on to it?
*Q suggested by reader David Sadof. Thank you David.
PIL SAYS: Hi Jonathan! He he, that's a really funny thing you got going there. :) I'm honoured to become a part of it, I love shit like that. So:
That must be Rednex "Sex and Violins". I actually BOUGHT it myself, because I heard one of the songs in a 10.000 volt intoxication, and the next day I went and bought it. I simply do not know, why I hold on to it. I guess it's because I actually paid for it! Not that it makes it any better.
I'll trash it now! I promise! :)
Thank you! For putting me on the website, for your response, but most of all for making me aware of that awful album taking up precious space in my apartment! :)
P.S. Can't you make your next question the exact same, just replacing the term "album" with "husband"? ;) He he....
KEITH SAYS:"I Got No Idols": A Juliana Hatfield tribute (various artists).
I obtained this CD through a Juliana Hatfield fan Yahoo group a few years back. I guess I keep it around because I can't sell it back to anyone since it's on a CD-R, and because of this "moral dilemma" of not being able to just throw away anything that contains songs written by the great Juliana.
However, the artists' renditions on it are really godawful.
CATHY SAYS: Hi Jonathan, I'm gonna have to say my truly awful record that I continue to hold on to is Hanson "Middle of Nowhere".
How I got it? That "Mmm Bop" Song got to me what can I say. I plead guilty!!
Why I've kept it is a very very good question. Somebody take it!
May 14 Cate Blanchette Sexy and exotic Cate was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1969. Cate graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 and, in a little over a year, had won both critical and popular acclaim. She was the first person to win the Critics Circle Theatre award for Best Newcomer and Lead Actress in the same year. One of the performances which won her this award was for her role in David Mamet's Oleanna, opposite Shine (1996) star Geoffrey Rush. Her father, a Texan ad executive, died of a heart attack when she was ten years old. Enjoys making lists and crossing items off as she accomplishes them. Chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" (1999). Each of her Oscar Nominations are for playing real, historical figures (Queen Elizabeth and Katharine Hepburn). Won the 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play for her performance in "Hedda Gabler." You will always remember her for role in the "Lord Of The Rings: Trilogy" as Galadriel. She has done well over 30 films.
Birthday's today: Sofia Coppola, Shanice, Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Ryan, George Lucas, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Jack Bruce (Cream), Diane Arbus, Tom Cochrane (Red Rider), Roy Halladay, Robert Zemeckis, Rachel Roth, CC Deville (Poison), Ian Astbury (The Cult), Tim Roth, Francesca Annis, Gene Cornish (Fotomaker), Nancy Sorel, Pooh Richardson, Sally Martin, Tony Perez, Amber Wallace, Carla Jimenez, Roy Halladay, Bobby Darin (R.I.P.)
May 13 Frances Barber Award winning actress was born in 1958 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. She has worked in a string of award-winning productions for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking roles as diverse as Eliza in Pygmalion and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Among her film appearances are roles in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears (1987) and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Dennis Potter's Secret Friends (1991) and John Irvine's Shiner (2000) with Michael Caine, Peter Greenaway's A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), Peter Capaldi's Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992), and Still Crazy (1998). Most recently she has appeared in Mauvaise passe (1999) (The Escort) with Daniel Auteuil and Esther Kahn (2000). Frances made her television breakthrough in Mike Leigh's "Play for Today: Home Sweet Home (#12.19)" (1982). Subsequent TV work includes Kenneth Branagh's Twelfth Night as Viola, a role she reprised for Branagh on stage, BBC's Annie Besant, "Inspector Morse" (1987), "Spitting Image" (1984) and the BBC's adaptation of the Nancy Mitford classic "Love in a Cold Climate" (2001) (mini). On stage, Frances won the 1984 Olivier award for Most Promising Newcomer as Marguerite in the RSC production of Camille. She has worked in some of the UK's most prestigious theatres, including the Royal National Theatre, the RSC, Hull Truck, Oxford Playhouse, the Royal Exchange, the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court. Frances was most recently seen on stage in Patrick Marber's production of Closer at The Lyric, Hammersmith. She attended Bangor University.
Birthday's today: Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Harvey Keitel, Madeline Albright, Overend Watts (Mott The Hoople), Barry Zito, Franklyn Ajaye, Zohra Lampert, Senta Berger, Bobby Valentine, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Janet Lane, Natalie Cassidy, Paul Thompson (Roxy Music), Sunny Leone, Samantha Morton, Mike Bibby, Andrea Scott, Sara Gomer, Mary Wells (R.I.P.), Ritchie Valens (R.I.P.)
May 12 Miriam Pielhau The 5' 53/4" actress and TV host was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1975. Is fluent in French, English and, of course, German. Started dancing and acting at age eight. Married to Thomas Hanreich since 2003. Has been the host of "Mission: Germany" (2002), "Taff" (2002-05), "Weck Up" (2005-present), "Cinema TV" (2005-present), and most recently "Mitgelacht! Das Lustigste aus aller Welt" this year. She has appeared as herself on numerous other TV series.
Birthday's today: Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion/owner Epitaph Records), Amy Sloan, Tony Hawk, Stephan Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Billy Squire, Gabriel Byrne, Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn), Kim Fields, Jason Biggs, Steve Finley, Emily Van Camp, Amy Wheaton, Samantha Mathis, Vanessa Williams, Beth Maitland, Lou Whitaker, Jocko Marcellino (Sha-Na-Na), Steve Winwood (Traffic), Paul Stout, MacKenzie Astin, Christian Brando, Lindsay Ann Crouse, August "Kid Creole" Darnell, Bruce Boxleitner, Ian McLagen (Faces) This Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND is done today. A new Q coming soon.
Violet (r-blonde) Radio Personality Las vegas Nevada www.myspace.com/iamviolet VIOLET SAYS: Hey Jonathan! Something I lost that's bothered me for a long time is respect in people who label themselves as music lovers and go on to complain that alternative music is dying and there's no good music coming out.
There's a crapload of good music and amazing new artists. What's dying is people actually willing to give these new artitsts and songs a chance. People aren't sick of alternative music- they're sick of being force fed the same song under a different title for 15 years.
How many boxes of mac and cheese can you eat really? Oh and if you find my sunglasses can you let me know?
JONATHAN: Well, Vi...I agree there is a crapload of good music out there, and I am playing a lot of it, as well as your station is I'm sure, but I think what you are referring to are jaded people who feel that 'alternative' music is dying. What has died is the whole concept of 'alternative' and 'modern rock', two labels that are a turn-off nowadays. The music is there, the actual idea of being an alternative to something else is not. It's all just rock n' roll. With the internet and satellite, regular radio had better get it's shit together, and soon. Once the advertising dollars change direction, which i believe it will within 5-years, radio will be in huge trouble.
As for the lack of many artists getting exposure, blame the freakin' consultants. They are back in the drivers seat once again.
By the way, I have a whole drawer full of sunglasses, lemme look...yours might be in there.
NIKKI SAYS:Hmm, things I've lost, my mind? Oh, something that I have missed. Hmm. I've basically lost everything I have ever had from my childhood including pictures so I have learned to be pretty tough about that kind of thing.
I don't get too worked up over physical "stuff." But I lost a little stuffed animal that belonged to my baby sister. His name was Cuddles and she could not sleep at night for a long time without him. We even tried to replace the little sucker but never found the same one. I always wonder where that thing went and if it traumatized my sister to have had him ripped away from her.
LAMIA SAYS: Hi Jonathan !! I don't know if in the US you have the same system like here, but in France every children has their medical doc Note book updated by Doctor since their birth.
And, one day when my girls were very little, I needed to pick them up from defferent creche and bring them to see a Dr. after my job. We arrived in time, all went well, and we went out to back to home.
It was the next day I noticed that I had lost the Med Book of my both girls !!!! "^^; I phoned to the municipal office and request to renew the books. A few weeks later, the office sent us a letter to inform us that someone found the books and brought to their office and finally both of the med book of my girls are safely back.
JONATHAN: I really don't know Lamia, if it's the same, but the more I think about, we probably do have a similar system over here.
DEBBY SAYS: My grandmother's diamond engagement ring my grandfather gave her when he met her in Australia during WWII.
Yep. Lost it. Can't find it. I put it in a "safe place" where no one would ever think to look and forgot exactly where that was.
Boy, is it ever safe now.
JONATHAN: I'll bet it is Debby. I've done that with items in the past. They do eventually pop up out of nowhere. Well, sometimes.
May 11 Holly Valance Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, Australia to parents Rachel and Ryko. Holly's mother is from Southampton, England and her father hails from Yugoslavia. Both her parents were fashion models and her father is a pianist and guitarist. Her parents live in Melbourne. Holly has recently modelled alongside Naomi Campbell at a Melbourne Fashion Show. Is related to the late British comedian Benny Hill; Hill's cousin was her grandfather. Her debut single "Kiss Kiss" went straight to number 1 in the U.K. and Australian charts beating out fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue. Her second single 'Down Boy' entered the UK music charts at position 2. Holly now lives in Los Angeles.
Birthday's today: Hanna Verboom, Sarah Godshaw, Natasha Richardson, Carla Bley, Jonathan Jackson, Austin O'Brien, Eric Young, Katie Wagner, Steve Bono, Milt Pappas, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), Martha Quinn, Boyd Gaines, Judith Weir, Joao Botelho, Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band), Les Chadwick (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
I actually found the ring today!! I'll be glad to answer any questions or do promos that you'd like!! Thanks again for all your support. I will soon have a live streaming video on my webpage courtesy of one of the animators from "The Family Guy", I'll keep you posted! Lots of love Susan xx
SILVER SAYS: Well it's really daft, but the thing that I lost, that bothered me and still does...is one of my pointe shoes.
I had to give up ballet, and I wanted to keep my last pair of pointe shoes. I had the pair for a while, but oneday, I could only find one. 16 years later, I still only have one pointe shoe. Do you think it's time I let go?
Sorry, my story is probably priceless rubbish, but you asked!
JONATHAN: Your story isn't rubbish Silver, but I would consider letting it go.
AMY (aka All Figured Out)Charlotte Tennessee www.myspace.com/multiplicity AMY SAYS: Jonathan, I discovered recently I'd lost all my high school yearbooks except for my senior yearbook. I also lost several photo albums from my childhood. I guess they were in the same box.
All of those items were extremely important to me.
It makes me so sad as I've held on to them for many years and carried them across the U.S.
BABE SAYS:The security of being able to trust a person's word. Trusting in the human race.
JONATHAN: Was it you "Lost" or "Found" this? I'm confused.
May 10 Linda Evangelista At 5' 91/2", Linda for years was a top model. Born in 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Was ranked #2 (after Cindy Crawford) on MTV's "House of Style" (1989) list of the top models of the 1990's. Is of Italian decent. Her father, brother, and uncle all work for General Motors. Plays the accordion. One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell. Was ranked #2 (after Cindy Crawford) on MTV's "House of Style" (1989) list of the top models of the 1990's. Named by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In the World" (1990). Recieved a special lifetime achievement award at the 1997 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards. Made appearances on various TV series such as "Sex, and the City", among others.
Birthday's today: Bono, Sly Dunbar (Sly and Robbie), Meg Foster, Charlotte Emmerson, Laurence Lau, Ashley Poole, Gina Philips, Rhona Bennett, Corri English, Jay Ferguson, Nami Leolani, Graham Gouldman (10CC), Gary Owens, Jackie Lomax, Andrea Anders, Sally Phillips, Aynsley Dunbar, John Simon "Sid Vicious" Ritchie (Sex Pistols R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: rocks on (see Monday)
SASS SAYS: For a long time I lost the wonderment in life so many of us have forgotten how precious this is. We achieve so many things in our lives from the first breath, our young years are basically grasping at new skills and knowledge for many years.
What most of tend to forget is the vastness of our abliity to learn what most dwell on is the negative things in life.
"If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confdience you have won even before you have started"- Marcus Garvey
"If we look closely with a loving heart and life's treasures will come clearly to focus.. The full richness in life is here in this moment. Look closely you will see" -Ralph Marston
CHRIS SAYS: I had a plastic bag full of notes, letters and friendship spirals that I received starting from elementary school through the end of high school.
The summer after I graduated from high school, we moved to a different house. I was working when the actual move took place, so my stuff was moved for me. I realized the bag was missing about month later when I was packing up to go to college.
We searched everywhere. I know I had packed it in a box with everything else out of my closet. That box was sealed after I packed it and I unsealed it at the new house. It's still a mystery. The bag was never found and still no clues as to what happened to it either.
JONATHAN: I love a good mystery Chris. Let's find that damn stuff, ok?
TAMERA SAYS: Hi Jonathan ...would my virginity count? lol
About 3 months ago I lost my diamond bracelet...and I knew it was gone before I even looked...because the weight on my arm felt different.
And, it was the bracelet my ex boyfriend had given to me and we had just broken up about 2 months before that. And then, I knew it was gone forever. Well, 3 weeks later I am getting in my car at the condo's where I live, and my foot slid on something and I looked down and there was my bracelet!!!
It was broken (not on the clasp either) and missing one diamond but I got it back!! I was so happy! Hows that!
JJ SAYS: I'll never forget when I lost my Dugout at Lollapalooza '91. Left it sitting on a bench in the concession area. Man, was I bummed.
It was good shit, too!
JONATHAN: JJ, I don't want to sound nieve, what is "Dugout"?
May 9 Rosario Dawson The tall 5' 8" actress that was awesome in "Sin City" was born in 1979 in New York City. Is of Puerto Rican, Cuban, African American, Irish and Native American descent. She was discovered sitting on her front porch in New York City and asked if she wanted to be in a movie. That movie was "Kids" (1995). Attended an alternative school in downtown Manhattan, where she harbored aspirations of one day becoming a marine biologist. Lives with Jason Lewis (who plays Smith Jerrod in Sex and The City) (November 2005). Has her own production company called Trybe.
Birthday's today: Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Candice Bergen, Albert Finney, Glenda Jackson, Billy Joel, Tony Guinn, Paul Heaton (Housemartins), Alley Mills, Richie Furay (Poco), David Benoit, Rachel Boston, Joan Sims, Matthew Kelly, Jim Reilly (Red Rockers), Tom Peterson (Cheap Trick), Amy Wynn Pastor Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND continues
DAWN SAYS: LOL. Ummm lets see. I was moving and I removed from the walls in one of the rooms 3 huge custom made shelves.
The house I bought was only a block away. I moved everything over to the new house and a week later when I was putting everything together I noticed the shelves were gone. Just disappeared. I went back to the old house which was still mine till the end of the month and looked all over the place and didn't find them. To this day I have never found them.
NICO SAYS: Hahaha, I lost my smile. Now I'm just a wicked, malaised hag.
JONATHAN: Hmm, my eyes must be decieving me, but you look fine to me. Although, the wicked part I couldn't say. I don't really know you.
Kate United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
KATE SAYS: In 2001 I moved two hundred miles to live in South Wales. I packed up my jewelery into two small boxes and packed it at the bottom of the crate that contained the contents of my bedroom.
The bulk of my belongings were brought by a private firm, this crate amongst them. After several weeks of chaos I realised that this jewellery was missing.
Although little of it was valuable in a monetary sense, there were a great many items that had huge sentimental value. I searched the house to no avail. I even wondered if the removal men had stolen the stuff.
However, I found it hard to imagine that two burly chaps had unpacked half a ton of household crap at the roadside on the offchance of finding a few items of costume jewelery that, frankly, would have been unlikely to match their outfits.
Two years later I finally got round to doing some decorating. I opened a plastic box containing paintbrushes and rollers etc. that had lived in my cellar at the old house.
You've guessed it, there was the jewelery safe and sound in with the decorating gear. I have no explanation for this apart from the possibility that either I am barking mad or outside psychic forces enjoy irritating me!
JONATHAN: Great story Kate. Isn't it delightful when something just pops up when you least expect it?
May 8 Melissa Gilbert The 5' 31/2" actress began as a child actor, and has been around ever since. Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born in 1964 in Los Angeles. Gilbert was one of 500 young girls who auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) and she was the only one whose screen test was sent to be considered at NBC Studios. Dated Tom Cruise when both were teenagers. Ranked #31 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars". In national voting completed on Friday, 2 November 2001, Melissa Gilbert was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, taking the position held since November of 1999 by William Daniels, who declined to run for another term. She held the position until 2005, when she was replaced by Alan Rosenberg. Married to Bruce Boxleitner. She is the youngest person ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Birthday's today: Alex Van Halen, Gary Glitter, Cheryl Richardson, Stephen Furst, Keith Jarrett, Don Rickles, Ronnie Lott, Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), Nikki Plessen, Kimberlee Peterson, Julianne Morris, Peter Benchley, Colin Dunne, Julia Whelan, Chris Franz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club), Deborah Harmon, Elizabeth Whitmere, Toni Tennile (Capt. and Tenille), Sonny Liston (R.I.P.), Ricky Nelson (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND.
What have you lost that has bothered you for a long time. A thing or item. *No pets or humans please.
Describe please. If you found it, then also describe that too.
Angel On Fire State of Oregon (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
ANGEL SAYS: Okay Jonathan, Get ready . I received a letter from the goverment that said I owed $9,995.00 from the year 2002. (They had found an error) I had always let my husband handle the tax stuff.
I'm single now. So how hard can it be? My friend and I got online in the year 2003 and just did them. It was easy. Now I'm searching for the taxes everywhere and can't find them. I called my friend and ask if she has a copy on her computer or just anything.
NOPE. Okay, I go to the site. I can not remember my password my anything! I called the IRS, they want me to pay them for the copies. I'll seach some more before I pay them 29.95 for copies. 2 weeks pass.
We ripped apart this house. Nothing, so I sat on my bed, thought about it before I made that call. All of a sudden I remembered that once this old hispanic, very very religous woman told me, if I EVER lose anything, just ask the Virgin of the light.
It was my last chance, no kidding, this is true story. 5 minutes later they were sitting on the end of my bed. I went and had them redone professionally and there was a happy ending. :)
JONATHAN: I am speechless Angel. I despise the IRS. Great story though, with a satisfying ending. Congrats.
I lost a favourite silver ring of mine a while back, it had a diamante finish on it. I can't even remember where I bought it, but I just loved that ring. It was simple and easy to wear on my right hand. Now my hand feels empty and bare.
Thanks for the airlply, I'll keep you posted!! Lots of great developments here recently! Love Susan xx
MIC SAYS: My favorite sapphire ring. :( Have u found it???
JONATHAN: Well, as a matter of fact I did. How it ended up in the Phoenix desert, I'll never know. Anyway, I pawned it. It didn't fit. I'm kidding of course. ;-) It seems many of you are losing rings. They are such small creatures, right?
May 7 Traci Lords The 5' 7" Nora Louise Kuzma, former Adult film star, and now actress and singer was born in 1968 in Steubenville, Ohio. Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. Born and raised in Ohio, she moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age 12. She ran away from home and began nude modeling at age 15 and then adult films a year later. Her stage name is a combination of Traci, from a former school friend, and Lords, in honor of her favorite male actor, Jack Lord ("Hawaii Five-O" (1968)). In May, 1986 she was arrested by FBI agents when it was discovered she was underage, which meant that any films with her in them were illegal to rent or buy, and video stores around the country rushed to remove them. The only legal porn movie Traci made was Traci, I Love You (1987), which was filmed in Paris, France on her 18th birthday. Since then she acted in many B-movies and has tried a singing careeer.
Birthday's today: Robbie Knievel, John Heard, Janice Ian, Tim Russert, Sivi Aberg, Derek Taylor, Amy Heckerling, Johnny Unitis, Kate Lawler, Prairie Prince (The Tubes), Jimmy Ruffin, Johnny Maestro (Crests), Bill Kreutzmann (Greatful Dead), Robert Heges, Peter Wingfield, Willard Scott, Angela Carter, Robin Strasser, Owen Hart (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND
*Yesterday it was my "Lost" and today I will give you some of my "Found". On Monday, many more of your stories all next week.
*I've found that many of you are quite real, and use this as a place to say what you feel. Makes me feel good. I've actually met some very nice people through myspace among the phony's. As busy as I might be, I've found that either a reply to a e-mail, wishing someone a happy birthday, etc, makes both parties feel good. It's all about communicating for me. Goes a long way. :-)
*My love for riding around the neighborhood on my new bicycle. Good exercise.
*Some of things I've been looking for that was still in boxes from the move from LA to Phoenix last year.
*I miss Los Angeles so much, but the work is here for me. As Kurt Vonnegaut said "So it goes".
May 6 Roma Downey The fantastic 5'4" actress was born in Derry City, County Derry, Northern Ireland in 1960. Before starring as Monica in "Touched by an Angel" (1994), Roma Downey was best known to television audiences for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in the mini-series "A Woman Named Jackie" (1991). Her name, Roma originates from both her grandmother's names, Rose and Mary. She was one of the two women originally considered for the role of "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995), along with Vanessa Angel. She was offered the role that made Lucy Lawless famous but turned it down as she was offered the role of Monica on "Touched by an Angel" (1994) at the same time. She chose an Angel over a warrior.
Birthday's today: Laura Cover, George Clooney, Aidan Quinn, Tom Bergeron, Bob Seger, Kate Collins, Willie Mays, Geneva Carr, Brian Knobs, Ben Masters, Bart de Boer, Tara Styles, Paige Le Pierre, Julianne Phillips, Larry Steinbacher (Bronski Beat), Lynn Whitfield, Stacie Kellie, Mason Storm, Dennis Cowen (Bonzo Dog Band), Tony Blair, Susan Brown
Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND *Today and tomorrow I will give you some of my "Lost" and "Found". On Monday, many more of your stories all next week.
*My interest in communicating with friends that don't return or make phone calls.
*Friends from my past that I would love to see how they are doing, and in some cases rekindle the friendship.
*Certain CD's that somehow disappear. Where do they go?
*My love for golf, because no one can golf on my schedule, and in contrast to Los Angeles, where I had a place, friends, and was able to go often, even by myself...I am now in Phoenix where due to locations, and the heat, I've even lost the desire to go on my own.
*Certain selfish relatives to relieve myself of aggrivation. Lost my desire to patch up things that can't be patched up.
*A certain pair of shorts. "Jeanette, where are they honey?"
Tomorrow: My "Founds"
May 5 Alana Curry The 5' 6" mostly television star was born in 1980 in Redwood City, California, but she was raised in Hawaii and then Arizona. She started out her career by doing ballet and tap dance. After studying ballet for 12 years, she decided to pursue acting. During high school, she appeared in several commercials and films. After graduation from high school, Alana moved to Los Angeles and acted in various roles in films, television, commercials,and voice-overs. She has guest starred in small parts on such TV shows as "Robbery Homicide Division", "The Bold & the Beautiful", "Beverly Hills 90210", and "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher". Her film credits include a small role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), as well as a string of independent films including Is This Seat Taken (2003) and Changing Fates. She also participates in many charity events as well as appearing at numerous film conventions. She is also a part of The Hollywood Hoopsters, a celebrity basketball team that raises money for different schools.
Birthday's today: Shoko Nakagawa, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Palin, John Rhys-Davies, Ian McCullough (Echo and the Bunnymen), Tina Yothers, Hiro Hase, Colleen LoBelle, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Eric Burdon (Animals), Sandee Westgate, Nicolas Guest, Maggie MacNeal (Mouth and MacNeal), Anna Bergman, Roger Raised, Ann B. Davis, Billy Burnette, Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Dick Kemper (Vandenberg), Amy Hill, Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue), Tammy Wynette, Rex Goh (Air Supply) Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND
*Over the weekend I will give you some of my "Lost" and "Founds". Then on Monday May 8, more of your stories all next week.*
AMENDA SAYS: MY RING, AND I STILL CAN NOT FIND IT TO THIS DAY!!!!! I LOST IT TWO YEARS AGO !!!!
JONATHAN: Another bummer.
*Christel* Gilroy California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
CHRISTEL SAYS: Funny you should ask this question! I have been recently been doing a little soul searching and have realized that like everyone else in the Bay Area, I have been caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and the conquest of the almighty dollar.
With an annual income most could only dream about, I still found myself pushing, fighting, questioning, wanting and realizing...I wasn't happy!
What I came to realize was...that along the way, in this race, we so call life, I have lost sight of who I am and what it is that is truly important to me in life.
People don't stop to smell the roses or appreciate the small, simple things in life we should all be grateful for.
I may have lost sight of the true meaning of life and what's important for a moment, but am happy to say that I have found it again.
JONATHAN: Wow, Christel...this is very spiritual. I can't agree more. I was in the same situation, and came to the conclusion, money is NOT everything. Health, happiness, and the pursuit of having a life is much more important. Thanks for reassuring us all of what really matters in life.
Laurel Los Angeles California www.myspace.com/misslaurel LAUREL SAYS: Hi Jonathan! What have I lost that has bothered me for a very long time?
When I was 17...besides my virginity (haha), I lost a diamond ring that my great grandfather gave to my mother as a child. I took it from my mom's jewelry box and wore it to school one day.
I lost it in the fields behind the Highschool where we were playing soccer. Unfortunately, in the last 20 years either someone found it or it's buried in a field. My mom forgave me, but sometimes I think back and how careless being a kid was.
JONATHAN: A third bummer.
May 4 Emily Perkins The 5'4" television star of horror was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1977. Starred in the "Ginger Snaps" and "Ginger Snaps: Unleashed" in film, and as 'Sue Lewis' on the the TV series "Da Vinci's Inquest", among others. Graduate of UBC (University of British Columbia). Announced the winner of the "Viewer's Fan Choice Horror Villian" on the 2nd Annual Spacey Awards on April 18, 2004. Loves Woody Allen movies. Likes actresses Fairuza Balk and Kathy Bates. Favourite American singer is Billie Holiday. Shares a birthday with Ben Heller with whom she co-starred in Stephen King's "It". They were both born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (September 2005) Currently teaching Acting at University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Birthday's today: Ben Heller, Pia Zadora, Carrie Askew (Shampoo), Randy Travis, Kate Garraway, Alicia "Symphony" Webb, Darryl Hunt (Poques), Rene CM van Asten, Stella Parton, Eddie Perez, Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Hilly Hicks, Kristi Cline, Julie Budd, Nickolas Ashford (Ashford and Simpson), Tara Larsen, Catherine Trudeau, Paul Gleason, George Will, Heather Kozar, Richard E. Grant, Laci Peterson (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK continues
KAYLA-JANE SAYS: Hmm...since I moved to California a year ago I seemed to have lost everything. My iPod, pants, every jacket I owned. Pants, shoes, you name it, I've lost it.
But, recently I've been on this crazy spree of running around trying to collect things if I have an idea of where I may have dropped them off. (I have lived in 7 places since moving here last April). Anyway, I have so far been to Sherman Oaks to get my iPod, stilettos, towels, and flipflops.
I still have to go to Hollywood for some books and a jacket!, and I know I've got a pair of pumas at my friend Chanel's. Gotta find out where she moved?
I still have to map out where I think the rest of my jackets are...some 7 pairs of jeans...my favorite tank top, etc.
If this was lame I'm sorry...I just got into a car accident an hour ago. I'm kinda frazzled.
JONATHAN: Kayla, don't apologize, this was rather enlightening. Sorry about the car accident. *You readers can go to Kayla-Jane's Blog on her myspace page. I did. It was a facinating, quite poetic read.
RONDA LYNN SAYS:Lost:I lost myself for many years. I was a very fun, sexy, exciting person that made every situation a blast. I didn't care what anyone thought about me. I was classy among these things. I had 5 children and became a great mother. I gave 110% to them. 24-7. A husband only home on weekends, I lost who I was.
Found:Almost 19 years later; 2 divorces, I have found 5 great kids with their heads on straight, I am begining to find ME that sexy, fun, outgoing, carefree woman I so loved. What a great feeling to have found my best friend again. I feel I have so much more to give those around me now.
A quote a dear friend gave me to live by: "I would rather have people Hate me for who I am, Rather than love me for who I pretend to be."
JONATHAN: This is an incredible story Ronda Lynn. Seriously, very happy that you found that "real" Ronda again. Very inspiring. Great quote too.
DEBRA B SAYS:I have lost nothing, I have only found more.
JONATHAN: Ok. But who really said that?
May 3 Ashley Hallford Ashley Rene Hallford, born in Houston, Texas in 1989, has been called "A Director's Dream" in regard to her ability to follow direction with inspiration. She began taking acting lessons at the age of six. She was cast in a professional play "Shadowlist" in Austin, Texas, and remarkably, she thrived on the heavy rehearsal schedule, and following show run. As a result she convinced her parents that acting was what she really wanted. She has been honing her acting skill since the age of eleven. Her film work includes Friday Night Lights, Joy Agents TV Pilot, The Matter, Patrick Mallard, Dumb Love, Fritz, and others which have appeared in numerous film festivals, as well as feature film "A Promise Kept" which is currently airing on Lifetime.
Birthdays today: Suzi Suzuki, Mary Hopkin, James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Ron Hextall, Kimora Lee, Jay Darlington (Kula Shaker), Doug Henning, Frankie Valli, Arissa Hill, Engelbert Humpberdinck, David ball (Soft Cell), Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon), Jeff Hornacek, Rachel Grate, Christopher Cross, Samantha Eggar, Chris Mulkey, Ryan Dempster, Van McLain (Shooting Star), Christina Hendricks, Sally Whittaker
STEPH SAYS:Hahaha, I went to a show last summer, and in one of the mosh pits my bag opened and my wallet fell out. There was nothing important in it, but it still bothers me to this day because I had a phone number in it that I'll never be able to get a reach of. Oh well.
ZOE SAYS:The thing lost; My black leather jacket. I wore it for my album shoot. It made me feel like a slinky panther. I've never found it and I will never find one like it again. I bought in Soho, New York. Boo hoo.
Corinalynn Jefferson Oregon (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
CORINALYNN SAYS:I lost a ton of stuff last july by being burglarized right after my husband left for the middle east (he was gone for 9 months), but the one major thing that fried me was my coin collection and my girls coin collections.
They're priceless! The stinkin' insurance company doesn't cover stuff like that for it's actual value which mine alone was worth well over 20 grand.
JONATHAN: Insurance companies love to take your monthly payment, but when it's time for a payout, it is usually a major dissapointment. May 2 Brooke Hogan The daughter of legendary professional wrestler Hulk Hogen. Born in 1988 in Tampa Florida. The 6' blonde is a singer and has been on television a lot recently. The 18-year old is striking. I quickly met her and Hulk and his wife at a convention about 3 years ago. I took a photo of my friend Johnny Maze with Hulk.-lol Her real name is Brooke Bollea, and Hulk's is Terry Bollea. You would have caught her and brother Nick on the short lived reality series "Hulk Knows Best" last year. Brooke can be seen in an upcoming episode of "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" in June.
Birthday's today: Paige Peterson, Bianca Jagger, Jenna von O�, David Beckham, Cassie Pappas, Katherine Willis, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Deejay Francesco, Jos van Eck, Larry Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers), Alicia Ziegler, Christine Baranski, Elizabeth Berridge, Leslie Gore, Ashlee Ashby, Doctor Robert (Blow Monkeys), Bunk Gardner (Mothers Of Invention), Marie-Luise Schramm, Lauren Eckstrom Q of THE WEEK: (see yesterday)
JONATHAN: I wish I could help you. Probably somewhere in your house, maybe?
Stephanie (aka Infection) Portland Oregon www.myspace.com/deaddolly0 STEPHANIE SAYS: I don't exactly remember losing anything specificly although I know I have experienced the feeling at some point in my life!
I usually feel really down and depressed...even if its just something worthless, although for some reason it holds meaning to me. Once I find it...I get really excited? haha
Well in other words...I'm happy that I have found what I lost. And, just things peak up to being brighter.
MAU SAYS: I remember as a child, my uncle brought me a silver and turquoise ring back from one of his travels abroad. It had little bits of gold in it. I had it for many years and then it vanished. I have never found it and it does make me sad that I never have managed too as he's no longer with us.
I quite often think about that as it is and was very sentimental. Mau x
May 1 Farah Fath If you are a soap fan, then you will recognize this young star of "Days Of Our Lives". The 5' 4" Farah LeeAllen Fath was born in Lexington KY on May 1st, 1984. When she was only five, she decided to start a career in show-business. In 1995, Farah was crowned "Miss Kentucky Preteen". Farah appeared in a Pringles commercial and several Duncan Hines print ads. In 1999, Farah went to L.A. for her first audition. After only two weeks of being on the west coast she landed the role of Mimi Lockhart on her favorite soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Farah likes Hanson, "Friends", and especially Lisa Kudrow. She has a sister Victoria (Torie), three years younger.
Birthday's today: Tim McGraw, Glen Ballard, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, John Woo, Bo Nilsson, Alex Van Pelt, Carrie Stevens, Felix Hanemann (Zebra), Tiffany Fallon, Bernard Butler, Carlos Aalbers, Charlie Schlatter, Lizz Robbins, Alicia Callaway, Steve Farris (Mr. Mister), Nick Fortune (Buckinghams), Paul Smith (Haircuy 100), Austin Chroshere, Julie Benz, Ray Parker Jr., Gwendolyn Rich, Curtis Martin
Q of THE WEEK: LOST & FOUND.
What have you lost that has bothered you for a long time. A thing or item. *No pets or humans please.
Describe please. If you found it, then also describe that too.
GOTHIKA SAYS:Hi Jonathan, I was left my Grandma's engagement ring in her will, something I'd admired from being a little girl and she always said "It'll be yours one day". About 2 and a half years ago, I lost my Grandma to a battle of Lung Cancer, near the end of her life I spent a lot of quality time with her, which I'm eternally greatful for.
Two weeks after her death, I was given her ring, it was a fairly simple ring in design, a small diamond set into a heart and two smaller diamonds set to each side...simple but beautiful.
I wore her ring with pride....but one day not long after, to my horror I noticed one of the side stones had gone, I looked everywhere for it, but as it was so tiny I had no real chance of finding it, I sobbed my heart out and felt so guilty to think my Grandma had worn it all her married life and no harm had ever come to.
I thought about getting a new stone put in it's place, but then decided that it wouldn't be the same, so it's now safely put away where I look at it once in awhile. Over the next month I had several 'realistic' dreams about my Grandma, as if she knew I were upset. I can't really explain, but these dreams soon made me realise that although the ring is precious ( and always will be ) my true memories of her are deep in my heart and those can NEVER be lost or taken from me.