Saturday, March 11, 2006
Hence, since, on top of that, it is the week-end and all... I can slack up a bit, can't I?
The link today though is key - for it rectifies a little faux pas!
I meant to add one Kylie Minogue song (at the very least) to the playlist effective here, on TLB PRIME, between March 10th and March 23rd 2006... but, somehow, I did not!
However, as Kylie herself sings so well, it is "Never Too Late"! Hmm... "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" exactement, mais... All you need to know is that I "Did It Again" and that this special All-Kylie Playlist will make you "Step Back In Time", in "Slow" motion or "Locomotion"... "Spinning Around" you will go, yeah! "I Should Be So Lucky" myself... Although said playlist was not made "Especially For You", "I Believe In You" and am confident that you will follow this link and check it out. But "Please Stay" long enough once there - long enough to vote! Not that I'd really be "Shocked" if you did not...
Enjoy the music - here and there! While reading either my scribblings - or the sidebar features!
Agent Provocateur -
a teaser of a video, literally...!
(Sorry, folks, Agent Orange wasn't available...
And TLB Prime's Censorship Board got,
well, bored... And left early...!)
Labels: Kylie Minogue
Friday, March 10, 2006
When it is called for, the topical approach is best! All part of a greater concept - see? Hence the extra-long playlist of all manners of musical ladies - and all in honor of the occasion that graced us all mid-week; International Women's Day!
We kicked off the week very badly, losing a GREAT WOMAN in Dana Reeve.
So this is in her memory - the best ladies of rock (not just rock mind you; there are genuine divas in there too! Admittedly too, not just the best either...!)
The list is incomplete though; probable favorites of Dana Reeve such as Pat Benatar were not to be found. I could not add any videos of such classy acts as the Mediaeval Babes, Clannad, the Go-Go's, the Graces, All-Saints and my own cousin São! I got the next best thing in each case; and, in the latter case, near-cuz Nelly Furtado!
Not too shabby at all!
- Behind These Hazel Eyes (Kelly Clarkson)
- Over (Lindsay Lohan)
- My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From &Quot;Titanic&Quot;) (Celine Dion)
- Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
- Stupid Thing (Aimee Mann)
- Hung Up (Madonna)
- If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher)
- Crazy (Alanis Morissette)
- I Love Rock 'N Roll (Britney Spears)
- I Love Rock`N`Roll (Joan Jett)
- Hazy Shade Of Winter (The Bangles)
- Lady Marmalade (Ft. Lil Kim Mya, Pink) (Christina Aguilera)
- Feel Good Time (Pink)
- Trouble (Pink)
- It'S Only Love (Tina Turner)
- Grateful Promo (Patti Smith)
- Rhythm Nation (Janet Jackson)
- Night Vision (Live) (Suzanne Vega)
- The Celts (Enya)
- Soul (Jewel)
- Changes (Lotr Version) (Kelly &Amp; Ozzy Osbourne)
- Angel (Belinda)
- God So Loved (Jaci Velasquez)
- Even God Can'T Change The Past (Charlotte Church)
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Sarah Brightman)
- Winterlight (Sarah Brightman)
- Time To Say Goodbye (Sarah Brightman)
- Vox (Sarah Mclachlan)
- Orinoco Flow (Enya)
- Building A Mystery (Sarah Mclachlan)
- Into The Fire (Sarah Mclachlan)
- World On Fire (Sarah Mclachlan)
- World On Fire (Lotr Version) (Sarah Mclachlan)
- I Will Go With You (Donna Summer)
- I Don'T Want To Know (The Donnas)
- Beep (Pussycat Dolls)
- Luxurious (Feat. Slim Thug) (Gwen Stefani)
- Kerosene (Miranda Lambert)
- My Give A Damn'S Busted (Jo Dee Messina)
- Breathe (Faith Hill)
- Thankyou (Dido)
- Thank You (Alanis Morissette)
- Jesus, Take The Wheel (Carrie Underwood)
- She Didn'T Have Time (Terri Clark)
- Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain)
- Ordinary Day (Vanessa Carlton)
- Forca (Nelly Furtado)
- Powerless (Say What You Want) (Nelly Furtado)
- Try (Nelly Furtado)
- A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton)
- Breathe 2am (Anna Nalick)
- Drama Queen (Lindsay Lohan)
- Barenaked (Jennifer Love Hewitt)
- In This Life (Chantal Kreviazuk)
- Entre Tu Y Mil Mares (Laura Pausini)
- Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac)
- Stand Back (Fleetwood Mac)
- Dreams (Live) (Fleetwood Mac)
- Ghost Of A Texas Ladies Man (Concrete Blonde)
- I Will Love Again (Lara Fabian)
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Panic Day, (March 9th): Bored with being calm? Does Peace of Mind leave you cold? Is peer group pressure causing you to conform to a rigid state of blissful tranquility? Take Heart! Its time to come completely off your hinges! This is YOUR day to celebrate with total frenzy, utter hysteria and, of course, bone-jarring PANIC! So take a deep breath, say "AAAAAAAAAARGH!" and have yourself a truly wonderful Panic Day!
Aye - panicking is good for the ol' blood pressure, I'm sure...
I would equate "total frenzy" with throwing a tantrum, perhaps...
However, panicking -whether it gets to be bone-jarring or not- is something else entirely.
Panic stems from fear which itself stems from an inability to face the unknown.
They say that we have only to fear fear itself...
Hence, does it mean that we can only panic in the face of panic itself?
That would explain mass hysteria, I guess, however that sort of phenomenon translates itself into uncontrolled rage -rioting- and that would be closer to frenzy and tantrums again...
Panicking peeps never struck me as fearsome one bit - they did however look terrified and so they were running scared. Their stampeding all in the same direction is what can make a crowd-full of them "dangerous" in any way...
Whatever the true essence of "panic" really is - today one and all are encouraged to allow it to overwhelm reason and composure both (and, perhaps, civilism and plain ol' good manners too!) and cry that primal scream... hopefully somewhere where nobody can hear you!
Enjoy yourselves... I guess!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
International Women's Day!
When men realize where the power lays!
Truly, it is fair that it is this way!
For without the ladies, life would not be gay!
(in the original sense of the word! Of course! There would be NO life at all even - who would have the baby? No - I do not mind being born in a matriachy - most days anyway! But that is another story...!)
So let's hear for the ladies today - and let's hear it far and wide!
They may still want us to hear them roar today though - maybe even moreso than usual!
They may not want to hear other things too - like that, no matter how emancipated they've become, they are so much more at home in the kitchen than us guys are!
They know what to do in there; we don't!
(Most of the Great Chefs are male though - what can I say; God Works in mysterious ways!)
Today, the ladies might not want to hear also that, in the world of publicity, a lady still sells anything and everything better than anybody else!
Okay - maybe that's just me!
Sales pitches and curves go together like... a horse and carriage... love and marriage! That sort of thing!
Sue me - I'm old-fashioned!
Many Blessings! Especially if you're a lady!
Especially in the light that we've lost a very good one Monday...
Earth's loss ~ Heaven's gain!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The last couple of days have not been pleasant for a number of families. Just in the news, three families can be easily mentioned as grieving parties that will find the coming months very hard to live through...
There is that family up in Ontario, Canada that saw the newly-married couple in their midst get murdered on their honeymoon trip to Mexico.
There is the Puckett family, whose celebrated baseball hero, Kirby, died Sunday of complications following a massive stroke. He was, according to everybody else except CNN, only 45 years of age. (For some reason, CNN was the only one insisting that Mr. Puckett was 44.)
The CNN ticker was reporting, at the same time, that according to studies made, in a mere 25 years life expectancy could jump to the 100 years mark...
On Monday though, the Reeve family got another hard blow. Just as I blogged about the immortality of the soul, ironically... Dana Reeve, one of the most exemplary women of the last few decades, passed away herself at the age of 44. Shedding her mortal coil and freeing her immortal soul which is now, surely, reunited with her dear Christopher.
Dana Reeve showed as much courage facing the deadly C-word as her late husband did when he faced his own sad condition. Did you know that Dana Reeve was a singer too, on top of being an actress? She was on death's threshold and yet she made numerous public appearances, as recently as the 12th of January when she actually "looked healthy and happy as she belted out Carole King's "Now and Forever" at a packed Madison Square Garden during a ceremony honoring hockey star Mark Messier, a friend."
Mark Messier... maybe I was wrong about thee!
Dana Reeve was a non-smoker, yet she died of lung cancer.
A topic that has been seen here on TLB Prime before, is the alarming spread of lung cancer due to secondhand smoke - something NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO PUT UP WITH.
Dana's own mother had died of "complications from ovarian cancer and her own diagnosis came the next summer, two days after the lung cancer death of ABC News anchor Peter Jennings, a smoker."
She was to die after valiantly fighting cancer for as long as she could, and it is, in the end, a mere year-and-a-half after her husband's death.
Dana Reeve wrote such wonderful things too, part of her legacy of caring spouse and a magnificent human being. "Something miraculous and wonderful happened amidst terrible tragedy, and a whole new dimension of life began to emerge," she wrote in a 1999 book, "Care Packages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends.""What we had yet to discover were all the gifts that come out of sharing hardship, the hidden pleasures behind the pain."
In Robin Williams' own words, "the brightest light has gone out," and as such, I could not omit to comment on this here, on the Luminous Blog. Of course, my opinion is that her light is not "out" at all - it appears snuffed out only from our perspective. The world is deprived now of this light, that is for certain. But her light lives on - it has ascended to be with The Light.
"We will forever celebrate her loving spirit," added Williams.
Yes, we shall.
Monday, March 06, 2006
I don't know about you, but as far as I am concerned, the best take on the concept of immortality is certainly the immortality of the soul. If you are "like Plato, (who) regarded the body as the prison of the soul and death as an escape from the bondage of matter", you will agree with me on this too!
If resurrection of the FLESH is what interests you; I am sure that Christian dogma can satisfy you. Ultimately though, only ONE Will decide how it is all going to turn out - GOD.
In the meantime, I like to look at this image on display here today (an image that is making a triumphant return to TLB Prime - for a number of reasons! All good too!) and read the words inscribed at the bottom of it... If the small print is not readable and you feel not like saving the picture to pass it under scrutiny, here is what it says:
1 Corinthians 15: verses 51-52 (New International Version) New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society ~~~~~~ 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
But I digress already, straying from the somber topic of this post already, so early into it...
In 1963 today, as aptly reported (for once) by the ah, twisted folks at "Twisted History", "C&W legend Patsy Cline & 4 others (were) killed when (their) small plane slams into (a) mountainside near Camden, Tennessee."
So many celebrities have died at the peek of their careers and in their prime - and those were totally preventable deaths too.
From Patsy Cline to Aaliyah most recently - along with Roberto Clemente, Buddy Holly, "The Big Bopper" (Jiles Perry Richardson) and Richie Valens... and who can forget JFK Jr.
Statistically speaking (hey, shades of "Statistics Sundays" - a TLB Prime tradition still peeking its nose here from time to time!) it is quite rare to die in a plane crash, yes. One has to be tremendously unlucky to wind up as Buddy Holly did here.
In fact, statistics seem to show that DONKEYS kill more people annually than plane crashes do! (Once more, ammunition for debates between Republicans and Democrats!)
Nevertheless, small planes crashing like that left and right should be more than preventable. Questionable pilots should not be allowed to take off without adequate back-up onboard. And no take-offs at all should be allowed when the weather is a question mark... or the small plane is overloaded!
Call this... Luminous Safety Measures!