Month: January 2011

Monday’s Eye Candy – Mark Ronson

20090721060500 Who remembers Buddy Holly?  Well meet Mark Ronson the Buddy Holly DJ of our generation. IMO.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him by now, both his twin sisters are famous; one for a clothing line and the other Samantha Ronson for dating that crazy girl from the Parent Trap, Uyy.  Now, I’m sure you’ve heard of his brief romances’ with some of UK’s and Hollywood’s young starlets, however here is one thing you didn’t know about Mark…he completely owns my heart.  While my love for musicians isn’t hidden very well, I am on a different level and find it hard to resist DJ’s… that’s no secret.  My passion for music comes from the appreciation for the DJ’s who create more out of what we listen too.  I like hearing a song that an artist puts out; moreover I get a rise out of hearing a DJ spin it their own way.  I am all over him.  

 

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You can catch Ronson on Authentic Sh*t broadcasting live from NY Friday night’s on East Village Radio , just in case you’re anything like me and stay home a lot, then go-check-it-out as he spins music into your soul.  Also, for my people in the UK, Mark is set to go on tour with Duran Duran, tickets went on sale Friday (January 28) so grab a pair before they run out, because I hear it’s going to be HOTT!

Jay Loftus

I came across this kid when I went onto the JMMA page.  A fellow JMMAer posted a link to one of his songs, and I of course was all over it.  For one: “baby John?” Indeed, his resemblance to Johnny struck, and I have to admit it was the ONLY reason why I even continued to (take a closer look) lol ;)   Now, this tells me that young men are paying close attention to Mayer’s talent, and taking his music into consideration.  The John influence in strong in this one.

Here is a video of him re-doing Rihanna’s- Only Girl.  It’s super sweet and to be honest it doesn’t matter what he sounds like right about now, because this guy is so adorable.

I love coming across new talent, but this time I have to give a big ol’ Thank you to my fellow JAMMAer Firsty for finding the lovely and talented Loftus.

What do you think?

Like what you see, then head on over to fb and “LIKE” his page, also don’t forget to follow him on twitter

MONDAY’S EYE CANDY- DAVID GARRETT

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As I was lying in bed Friday morning I tuned in to the Today show and just in time to witness this beautiful man with a violin.  How did I miss this six foot gorgeous man before is beyond me.  Do you know how glad I am to have found him? No? Well, let me tell you… I love music, and moreover I love classical music, it’s my go to sound during dinner and holiday preparations.  So can you picture me jumping from a lying down position to on my feet in a flash from all the joy?  Because I couldn’t believe the AWESOME that was streaming from my television into my room.  I went straight for the laptop and onto itunes to get this man’s new album Rock Symphonies.  Yes, that’s right I said Rock Symphonies, Garrett has interpreted his favorite rock anthems by U2, Metallica, Nirvana and many more all with his violin.  I am in LOVE!

Now, if you so happen to find yourself in the Greater Miami area during the month of love, then you’ll be happy to know that Mr. Garrett will be performing February 25th, 2011 at  Gusman Center for the Performing Arts .  Thank you and your welcome :)

 

Rihanna What’s My Name? ft. Drake

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After a woman ends a bad relationship there’s always something that will bring her back… stronger and wiser.  Rihanna proves just that in her album LOUD.  I spent a week listening to this jam-full album because every where I turned people were ranting and raving about it, so I decided to give it ago.  And I have to admit that her words are louder than ever.

Tuesday’s Special Edition- Ashton Kutcher + 1

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Ashton Kutcher has come a long way…remember the days of the tall lanky goofy kid from PUNK’D, who knew how to really get on people nerves, who went on to do that 70′s show, which landed him…(No!), not another movie role,  geeeeeeeez …Demi Moore?? Which made him even hotter that brought on the very R rated film called “Spread“?

Well he’s no longer goofy, and although it was hard to find a really good picture of Ashton by himself, I figured why not throw in some really good pictures of him looking mighty HOTT next to is lovely wife who has attached him to her hips for the last six years.   Anyways, while the Kutcher’s are on their own private tour for world peace, building the online networks in Russia,  finding the end to human slavery and raising money for Malaria, you’d think to yourself how doooooes he do it?  Well you know what they say, the couple that plays together stays together…we should all learn something from these two. 

Either way, I thought it was perfect to feature them, seeing that Mr. Kutcher has done it yet again, bring out another funny romantic comedy, co-starring next to the pretty wonderful Natalie Portman, in “No Strings Attached” (Does that EVER workout?)anyways, the movie is due out at the end of this month, just in time for Valentine’s.

 

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Autism Speaks 2011

Here we are again; it’s that time of the year when I start raising money for the Autism Speaks  walk. 

Last month was the Kick off the for Autism Speaks Miami 2011.  It was nice seeing familiar faces again, everyone knows one another by first names, its like  we are one BIG understanding family.  I’ve never seen anything like, it this community really gets  involved. 

Let me start off by saying that I was touched by the new faces that were at the Marriot hotel that evening.  Fewer than before, which means things are really looking up, but it’s no way near being over yet, it’s a long ongoing process.  It was tough seeing the new parents whose child was just diagnosed; the tears coming from them were overwhelming (I recognized that pain all too well.  But back when my children were diagnosed the resource were limited.) Now, the support that has come about throughout the years lets us know that we are being heard; however we can’t do it without you. 

it’s not too late we’ve only just begun in putting together our Team It’s Starts With Love for this year’s walk.  But if you can’t make it, then here is the link to where you can donate to this special cause.

To learn more about Autism visit the website for information on how you can get involved.  http://www.autismspeaks.org/be_informed.php

Thank you and have a bless day.

11th Annual Miami-Dade County
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Key Biscayne: Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer

 I read this book back in August of 2008 right after my wedding and it was the sweetest book I had read to date.  Well now I have found myself reading this book again, because while all things must come to an end, there is no rule that says, you can’t hold on to love. I unlike Laura do not hold onto passions left untold, but like any dreamer I hold on to what matters the most, love.  I don’t know how to live without it, or live without saying it, or how life would be without eating it, so I try to have as much of it as humanly possible.   Therefore I recommend this book to everyone.  If you haven’t read it then go pick it up, if you have well then read it again.  Because it is truly worth it the second time around

Now, if this sounds familiar and I’m sure it does, its only because I have talked about it before, Yes…I have although you may not remember because somewhere along the lines of last year it may have gotten trampled over by the huge force that was the Mayer concert, which may have totally pushed aside the tiny little film called The Romantics from my mind.  Now if you saw the film then great if not…. well read the book first and then see the film because this is where book and movie are… A— OK!

 

For the Love of typing!

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I remember when my grandfather moved into our home.  The
first thing he brought down from the car was his typewriter.
He set the very black, heavy thing on a desk
in the long hallway of the house
that divided the livingroom from the kitchen.
He turned to me and said: Mimi let me introduce you
to my love.  You can use it if you’d like, just be
kind to her, she is very fragile.  But don’t
be scared to type away.
This was before internet.  Before anything that
 made you think less and move gast fast. This was during
 the time of long phone calls,  hand written letters
and when getting together really mattered.
This was the time when i had typed up my first play.
Now, I have been on a mission in finding the perfect typewriter…
I have been on the soul mission since I decided to go
 vintage 3 years ago.  The first thing that came into
the house was a rotary dial antique phone.
Then I was spoiled with the best present at the moment…
a record player, spreading the gift of sound into my heart.
Over the summer I  hit several locations in search of the
perfect typewriter, and I'm happy to report that the
search is still on.  Its like finding the eight right
pair of shoes, you don't want to jump on just anything
that's not going to look right on your feet...are you?  
However here are a few of my favorite pictures of
those lovly lovely punching circles, stomping music
to my fingers, and lovers of my hands.
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Now let me just add that if I can't for
whatever reason find myself

a typewriter I love, then I'll just have to
settle for this pretty little touch of love. 
Which I already own thanks to lunashineshine over at Etsy.com.
It will hold me over, till I find the love of my hands.

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Monday’s Eye Candy-A Power House

I’m starting of the year with a double bang, what can I say…? I’m that type of girl.  I’m pretty sure that by now most of you have had a mental affair with one of these two boys, but I have to confess that over the years I have had a mental affair with both!

Let me start of by admitting that my first love is and always will be Donnie Wahlberg, and while the world didn’t seem to be ready for such a bad boy like him, it didn’t leave much room for me to be any good when his brother showed off his junk on a very controversial CK commercial.  HELLO!

You know I’m right, the universe was never prepared, and I hope that the little planet we call home has gottent it’s shit together because the dynamic duo is taking over 2011 by storm.  Donnie is back on tour with the original crew of NKOTB and hitting the road with The Backstreet Boys check for tour dates and cities near you, while Mark is taking over HBO with yet another hit series under his belt: Boardwalk Empire.   What can I say, this is the year of the power house better known as The Wahlberg’s.

 

Donnie

 

MARK