1.31.2014

AMANDA KNOX EX-BOYFRIEND DIDN'T EXPECT A GUILTY VERDICT

Raffaele Sollecito

Why didn't this guy find a new place to live??

NEW YORK POST — Police have found Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend at a hotel near Italy’s border with Slovenia and Austria after he and the American student were convicted for a second time in the death of British student Meredith Kercher. The cabinet chief of the Udine police station, Giovanni Belmonte, said police showed up at about 1 a.m. Friday at a hotel in Venzone, about 40 kilometers from the border, where Raffaele Sollecito and his current girlfriend were staying. They took him to the Udine police station, took his passport

SUPER BOWL EVENT TAPS MARCUS GOLDHABER

 

Acclaimed crooner to join Doug Flutie, Nelly, 20 other stars, at celebrity flag football challenge

Celebrated native Buffalo jazz-pop crooner Marcus Goldhaber has been tapped by official Super Bowl event organizers for the live world premiere of his inspiring new original song for the troops, "Come Home America," before military members and their families at the star-studded 13th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge.

The sold-out Super Bowl event, a rematch between hip-hop singer Nelly and NFL alum Doug Flutie, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. on an active armory base at the Soccer Coliseum in Teaneck, N.J. All ticket sales benefit military families on the base. Goldhaber will join more than 20 athletes and celebrities, including boxing legend Evander Holyfield, rapper 2Chainz, and stars from a dozen NFL teams.


"Come Home America" on the Web:

THE NASTIEST JANUARY OF MY LIFETIME IS ALMOST OVER...









HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY LISA MARIE PRESLEY








THE BIGGEST STARS IN MEMPHIS QUACK! THE PEABODY MARCHING DUCKS


One of the very coolest things I ever witnessed in my life were the Marching Ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis Tennessee.  I stayed there twice while working in town at the Cooke Convention Center in the late 1980s.  Twice every day these awesome ducks make the trek from their roof top home to the main lobby fountain. They ride the elevator! No stairs for these ducks of luxury...


Most everyone who travels to Memphis, Tennessee hope to stay at The Peabody Hotel. The Peabody is one of the most famous hotels in the world..It is deep south luxury at it's best..Gorgeous rooms, the best southern cuisine, and of course tons of great whisky...The southerners take their liquor quite seriously...



The hotel has had countless numbers of famous folks stay there...Johnny Cash had just left when I arrived back then. They wouldn't tell me which room had been using!


Memphis is very proud of their rock n roll legend Elvis Presley for certain but they are just as proud of these DUCKS! Stop and ask a local about the marching ducks and you'll see what I mean..Everyone has a duck story to share...





THE 3 OF CUPS


The Three of Chalices card suggests that my power today lies in celebration. I am not alone. I embrace the pleasure of the moment and share the beauty and joy of a common bond within my sisterhood. I am empowered by inclusion and my gift is spontaneous rapture.

1.30.2014

NIAGARA DETROIT: ABSINTHE GIFT FOR ROBIN


What a gorgeous print/giclee from Niagara Detroit. We sent this print to my bestest buddy Robin in Pompano Beach for Christmas.  Robin is a shabby chic kind of girl and I think it is an interesting look with Absinthe....Robin loves her new gift and I thank Niagara and the Colonel..... xK


BILLY JOEL SINGS WITH YOUNG FAN MICHAEL POLLACK


Billy Joel visited Vanderbilt University and a young fan asked if he could accompany him on "New York State of Mind". Gracious Billy said "sure".. Lovely moment in entertainment and I am certain young Michael was over the moon with joy after meeting and playing with his hero...I loved the video and thought why not share something beautiful..with the irate weather and dark headlines...we could use some joy....

SHOCKING NEWS IN ST CLAIR: BAGS WITH BODY PARTS FOUND

 

Horrible headlines tonight straight out of an episode of DEXTER...Investigators discovered a gruesome scene.....

 

(WJBK) - Multiple bags containing body parts have been found near I-94 in St. Clair, according to police. Police say at least five bags have been found in the area along Allington Road between Fred W. Moore Highway and Trumble Road. One of the bags was found on Fred Moore Highway. Human remains also appear to be scattered across the area.Investigators are unclear at this time if the body parts are from one person or multiple people.FOX 2's Andrea Isom is at the scene talking to investigators. Read more:   

(WJBK) -

Police have released surveillance photos of a vehicle and the person of interest they say could be connected to the body parts found in garbage bags scattered along Allington Road in St. Clair Co.

Police are looking for a white, middle-aged woman driving a late 1990s gray or tan GMC Jimmy or Chevy Blazer.

"A citizen that came across garbage bags [called in], but we also have some tips coming in of a vehicle that was possibly dumping garbage, which could be our human remains," says Sheriff Tim Donnellon of St. Clair Co. The surveillance photos are of the vehicle and woman believed to have been dumping the garbage.

The images were taken at the BP gas station on Fred Moore Highway east of I-94.

Sheriff Donnellon said in a statement Friday the remains found Thursday afternoon in garbage bags are believed to be from a white male. The bags were in St. Clair and China townships, about 50 miles northeast of Detroit.

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ITALIAN COURTS FIND AMANDA KNOX GUILTY AGAIN

 

American former student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were today again found guilty in Italy in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate.

It was the third verdict in the case for Knox, 26, and Raffaele Sollecito, 29, who in 2009 were convicted of killing Meredith Kercher. The conviction was overturned two years later on appeal, only to have that decision later overruled. She vows never to return to Italy to serve time unless she goes kicking and screaming...




Judge Alessandro Nencini sentenced Knox, who was not present at the trial, to 28 1/2 years in prison and Sollecito to 25 years.

This makes no sense..first she is guilty, then acquitted, then found guilty again?  Amanda Knox was released and returned to Seattle, WA in 2011.  The Italian Government tried her again in absentia? I guess the battle continues for the Knox family.  Odds are in her favor that the US will not send her back to prison.  Lawyers could keep this issue tied up in court for years...

The last story I read about her was she had been acquitted...

SUPER MOON JANUARY 30 2014


The Aquarius new Moon on January 30 is a Super Moon, meaning it's the second new Moon within a single month. The Moon -- or Black Moon -- will also be closer to Earth than normal, accentuating its energy and influence.


This Moon also ushers in the Lunar New Year -- Year of the Horse.

For those born on the year of the horse, they will encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian). It is believed they will offend Taisui, the god in charge of fortune, so their finances may fluctuate. In terms of career, it is advised to keep the peace between colleagues.

For those not born on a horse year, the year ahead will bring health and prosperity. It is said to be an excellent time to travel, as the next 12 months will bring good luck. You are advised to mingle with the locals, savour authentic cuisine and discover somewhere you have never been before.


With so many intense lunar influences on this much-celebrated day, it's clear 2014 will be a year of much change and movement.

A Super Moon can lead to extreme tides. Symbolically water represents emotion, so you may experience more extreme highs or lows under this Super Moon phenomenon. With quirky Uranus aligning with this lunar equation, this may be a time of some chaos, but it also brings about the possibility for great change, innovation and invention.

NATALIE GRANT HAD EVERY RIGHT TO LEAVE THE GRAMMYS FOR ANY REASON!


Responding to the criticism Natalie Grant is receiving for opting to leave an Award Show...

"I NEVER said I left during any particular performance. I only said I left early. I never pointed out any one particular performance, I only said I had many thoughts about the entire show, which were best left inside my head and that is where they will stay. So those who say I condemned one performance but then condoned others clearly did not read the post."

Christian Recording star Natalie Grant tweeted her followers  that she left the Grammy Awards early the other night and a firestorm of speculation has followed in the media...

First of all, this is America and Miss Grant has the right as any US citizen, to attend or leave any public gathering she chooses! For whatever reason!  Freedom is what this country is supposed to be about...but not for celebrities...Miss Grant didn't bail on jury duty or military service. She didn't stumble drunk out of the theater. What crime did she commit?

It would appear that she had better things to do..and that is her choice! It seems to me that faith based artists are having their feet held to the fire for choosing that genre of entertainment. Even if it was true, that she was offended by the show and left early...she had every RIGHT TO LEAVE...

Ever since Joan Rivers (as if she looks so fabulous) began ripping on red carpet celebrities for their "fashion" sense.. it has been open season on anyone in the public eye. Negative attention is what fuels the media now. It must be terrifying for celebrities to even walk out of their front door.


THE 4 OF WANDS


The Four of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in bonding. I celebrate our common connection, success, or attraction and recognize the equal status, protection, or reputation that results in the formation of this union is merely the beginning or negotiation of something new. I am empowered by positive results within the partnership and I transform through teamwork or marriage.

CNN/TOM HANKS: THE SIXTIES BRITISH INVASION!


Premieres Jan. 30




Extraordinary series THE SIXTIES from Playtone, Herzog & Company begins May 2014

Multiple Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), will reignite the landmark musical revolution of 1964 in this special presentation from their CNN Original Series. The one-hour special, THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion will premiere on CNN/U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9:00pmET and PT. The full 10-part episode CNN Original Series THE SIXTIES will begin in May 2014.

The British Invasion begins with the breakthrough performance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by a record-setting 73 million viewers, blazing a culture-changing path through America fifty years ago next month. The Beatles’ success was quickly followed by other British bands hoping to conquer the hearts of American teens. Those siren calls of The Animals, The Kinks, The Hollies, The Dave Clarke 5, The Who, and The Rolling Stones are all revisited in this paean to the power of the music that defined a generation – and remain vital and relevant today.

1.29.2014

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES ON HYBRID SACD FEB 4!


For Immediate Release

Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album 'Billion Dollar Babies' On Hybrid SACD On February 4, 2014!

“...one of the best rock 'n' roll records of all time!”

Camarillo, CA - Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper's classic album 'Billion Dollar Babies' on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated 'Billion Dollar Bill'.

With 'Billion Dollar Babies', Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70's only three years into the decade.

Song for song, 'Billion Dollar Babies' is probably the original Alice Cooper group's finest and strongest. The album's singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards - the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.


After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world's preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original 'Alice Cooper Band' being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album 'Billion Dollar Babies' went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow up to the success of our album 'School’s Out', but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” - Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, 'It's amazing, we're really pulling this off'. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Billion Dollar Babies' and 'Generation Landslide'.” - Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, 'It's amazing, we're really pulling this off'. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Billion Dollar Babies' and 'Generation Landslide'.” - Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

TRACKS:
1. Hello Hooray
2. Raped and Freezin'
3. Elected
4. Billion Dollar Babies
5. Unfinished Sweet
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy
7. Generation Landslide
8. Sick Things
9. Mary-Ann
10. I Love the Dead

Produced by Bob Ezrin
Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“...it remains one of rock's quintessential classic albums!”

To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

DENIZ TEK'S WEB PAGE HAS A HOT NEW LOOK!!


Deniz Tek has one of the longest lists of accomplishments of any person in history...He is a legendary guitarist , former Navy Flight Surgeon, Painter, Writer, Sculptor, and a DAD...So his girl, the fabulous photographer and designer Anne Laurent had her hands full doing a massive makeover on Deniz's old web page.Anne did a most AMAZING job on this site! I know how difficult this page remake had to be...

The old page had this huge shot of Deniz wearing his Navy flight helmet...you couldn't see his face! There may be a lot of stars who a covered face would be a blessing but NOT DENIZ TEK....LOL


Deniz is movie star handsome and to me...there should 600 photos of him on there! Yes yes.. he is a beautiful guy to view and is a lovely man in real life as well...

Retro Kimmer

Deniz's new page is really clean and mean! The Top menu is really great! Those are so hard to create and Anne did a spectacular job organizing his life into 10 buttons. Some people can barely fill 3 buttons but Deniz needs 20!

Everything about Deniz's various careers is linked from one easy to navigate page. Before he had his different works spread across many pages.

Deniz's Band Histories could be 5 pages ALONE! 


I'll bet a lot of you fans didn't know just what a fabulous artist Deniz Tek is as well (when does he have TIME??)...Anne put a sweet section on his painting here.....

The hardest part of doing a website for a famous musician is their DISCOGRAPHY...and with Deniz's long list of music, Anne had her work cut out for her! There is a great Gallery too of photos and videos...I spent a long time in there! There are great Facebook share buttons and by all means you can pin the images on Pinterest!

Deniz and Anne

Anne Laurent has done an amazing job capturing Deniz Tek's attitude and personality through graphic design and photography. I know just how hard it is to capture the coolest look for these rock guys...They need to look a certain way, and tough is better than sweet....sometimes....XK

Good JOB Anne Laurent and LUCKY GUY is DENIZ TEK


THE LOVERS


The Lovers card affirms my alter ego is a port key to a Soul Mate or deal, whose superpower is compatibility in the midst of reconciling dichotomy to interconnect as a whole new entity or 'color.' To be or not to be: at ultimatum or rival tensions mounting, negotiating acceptable trade-offs validates our unique perspectives to reflect what each lacks for a balanced voice of truce.

When we're together I'm beside myself, so I concede mutual vested interest, incentive or opportunity to my other half for valued consideration. For only by the power of self-respect in reciprocal vulnerability, need and compassion do 'me and thee consummate we.'

The rest is all a dance on the sidelines of Cinderella Pandering or prohibition, or around a Bermuda Triangle of bottom line temptation to cheat by provocation, promiscuity, or shame. But here at the gate of impasse, I still have a choice and my pride.

HENRY FORD AND THE DAHLINGERS: GUEST POST BY LINCOLN DESIGNER

 

I started at Ford Motor Company in 1955, quickly delved into the company history and the Ford family history.. In 1956 my wife and I bought a home equidistant between the Dahlinger estate, and John and Barbara Dahlinger's home.


In 1958 I was in a car wash in Dearborn and admired a light blue '58 Continental At that time I was designing the 1961 Lincoln. The owner a vivacious blue eyed blond introduced her self as the owner, and although I was to naive to know better she came on to me. She was Barbara Dahlinger, the car wash owner told me after she drove away, as he asked what she saw in me. Years past and I met John and he kindly autographed his book for me.

  Edsel Ford

Because there was a large portrait of Edsel in our building I immediately noted the similarity of John to Edsel. It was about then that I learned my son and buddies would play on the Dahlinger. estate until Mrs. Dahlinger would roar up in a Jeep with a shot gun on her lap and run them off. Dearborn was a small town, with a large percentage of Ford employees and it was common knowledge about Henry and Evangeline.

While working at Ford I soon learned that four co-workers attended the Village schools in Greenfield Village with John Dahlinger. One of whom is still alive, and they all knew that John Dahlinger was Henry Ford I's illegitimate son...


It was about 1958, and on one Sunday morning a guard at Fairlane called me and said, "if you come over in about 15 minutes I'll give you a tour of Fairlane" . I was on my way as it was only a mile away.

  Fairlane

What a tour that was, just the guard and myself. He even showed me Henry's boat house that housed Henry's electric skiff that he would use to go the half a mile up the Rouge River to see Evangeline.

The Dahlinger mansion had a ground level door on the South side, which opened to a stairway that led directly to Evangeline's bedroom. Interesting!

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