Monday, August 27, 2007

Rock Of Love

From the "What Could Go Wrong Here?" Department:

VH1's "Rock Of Love" reality show.

Aging 80's Hair Metal superstar, Bret Michaels, decides to try and find true love by pitting a group of substance abusing, gold digging skanks and strippers against each other, while they live a camera laden house- ensuring levels of dysfunction Dr. Phil has yet to imagine.

The girls transparent attempts to win Michael's favor include demonstrating brazen cattiness towards each other, blatant narcissism, excessive drinking, emotional breakdowns and win-at-all-costs manipulation.

Bret's mission is to find the least rotten apple in a bushel of bad ones. Unfortunately, not one of these girls is a 10 or even a 9. And mental stimulation isn't exactly their forte. Good luck, Bret.

Suddenly doesn't seem like such a bad idea.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Michael Feinstein Headlines the 2007 Music Has Power Award Benefit

The power of music to help healing joins with the power of musicians in funding that healing on September 10th when Michael Feinstein – New York’s consummate cabaret star and an iconic interpreter of American popular music – headlines the seventh annual Music Has Power™ awards benefit at his Park Avenue nightclub, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency – The Nightclub of New York.

The Music Has Power™ benefit and awards ceremony is presented by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), a member of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services. The IMNF’s groundbreaking and internationally recognized programs use music therapy to assist in the “awakening and healing” of individuals with a wide-range of conditions including strokes, trauma, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s diseases. The IMNF plans to expand its work in music therapy for childhood developmental conditions including autism.

“I’ve always believed that music has a unique way of tapping into our emotions and memories in a very profound way,” says Feinstein, “I am honored to be involved in supporting the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in their mission to raise awareness about the power of music.”

The Music Has Power Awards was established seven years ago to celebrate and recognize the significant accomplishments of the men and women who have supported and brought new understanding to the use of the power of music to awaken and heal. Through this celebration, funds raised will support music therapy programs, along with clinical and scientific research. Previous recipients of the Music Has Power Awards include Dr. Oliver Sacks, Mickey Hart, Remo Belli, moby, and Henry Z. Steinway.

Los Angeles DJ

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


At a point in her career when she should be little more than a nostalgic memory, Dame Shirley Bassey remains on the cutting edge. Long before there was a Shania, Whitney, Mariah or Christina, Shirley Bassey was belting out powerhouse anthems with an unabashed conviction that has become her trademark.

From her James Bond theme songs to sweet ballads to contemporary hits, this woman's ability to interpret and cover songs are unmatched. And, at the age of 70, she still has the pipes to stun listeners with her delivery and ability to sustain notes that many younger singers strive just to hit.

Contemporary DJs are in love with her as witnessed by their devoted remixes of many of her catalogue's past glories.

Check out her new cover of Pink's "Get The Party Started" below. While Pink made a huge hit out of it, Bassey now OWNS it!