Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Multitasking Mama

Wonder Woman Has Nothing
Julie Bowen
Get a load of Julie Bowen of Modern Family judging by her apron not only does she bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, she also does due diligence on her laptop and makes bath time lots a of fun!

In other words she's a chef, boss and rubber ducky all at the same moment in time. That's makes her one big Multitasking Mama!

OK, Julie what are you going to do for an encore? How about trying to add painting your nails while doing all this too? I bet you can't. Yes, I just dared you, game on!

Julie on Instagram:  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tribute To Chris Cornell: The Pretty Reckless

Taylor Momsen
"Like A Stone"

Over this past weekend, Taylor Momsen and THE PRETTY RECKLESS returned to the stage to pay tribute to Chris Cornell.  It was their first show since opening for Soundgarden earlier last week in Detroit.   

Taylor Momsen wrote in an Instagram post that her "heart is broken."
"Still in a state of shock," she added. "I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends."

THE PRETTY RECKLESS also posted a tribute to Cornell on the band's Twitter, writing: "Our deepest sympathies to family and new friends we just had the privilege to join for an all-too-brief moment. Our hearts are with you."
Watch the chilling performance of the Audioslave cover of "Like A Stone" here:  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Puppy Love, Orlando Bloom

A Boy And His Dog
Orlando Bloom
Now that all the fuss has died down over Orlando Bloom exposing his impressive package (I say if you've got it, flaunt it) on the beach the focus has now turned to him promoting his upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie Dead Men Tell No Tales. It's the phrase the creepy skull says to you just before you plunge downward into the Pirate Pit at Disneyland.

Focus has also turned to Orlando's softer, sweeter, non-sexual side as well. 

Witness him walking his adorable little puppy on the beach in Malibu. See how cute the puppy is? See how cute Orlando is? Isn't puppy love grand? Makes you forget his glorious exposure for a second or two, but in the back of your mind and on the internet, it will always be there when you need a peek.

In this given moment however, Orlando's puppy love is here for you!

Orlando on Instagram: 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Double Take: Pamela Anderson

Say What?!?!
Pamela Anderson
Does a leopard change it's spots? Sometimes, just get a good look at these side by side images of one Ms. Pamela Anderson at the Cannes Film Festival attending the premiere of 120 Beats Per Minute.

She traded bombshell for couture and is almost unrecognizable in her Vivienne Westwood gown. 

Change does a Pamela good. IMHOP she looks amazing, there are vampires who have aged more than her. 

I wonder what the wheels turning in her pretty little head are planning next? We shall find out very soon I'm sure.

Pamela on Instagram:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Presenting - Honey West

There's a new Honey West in town...

This bad, old world gets exponentially better today, as HONEY WEST releases Bad Old World (Readout Records), an explosive collection introducing a remarkable and unusual songwriting collaboration between unassuming British rock titan Ian McDonald, founding member of both Foreigner and King Crimson, and noted Shakespearean actor Ted Zurkowski, a pillar of New York’s theater community by way of world-renowned method acting haven The Actors Studio.

Though constructed on the fundamental foundation of two guitars, bass and drums, the mirthful music on Bad Old World ― which multi-instrumentalist McDonald also produced ― is sophisticated and multi-textured, thanks to the indispensable instrumental and compositional talents of McDonald, and the sly, knowing word craft of lead singer-guitarist and co-composer Zurkowski.

McDonald maintains that his songwriting partner’s cunning way with words was hisraison d’etre for joining HONEY WEST in the first place.
“Ted’s lyrics are very smart,” says McDonald. “I like smart lyrics, I like smart music. This ended up being a really good partnership.”

Aiding and abetting McDonald and Zurkowski in HONEY WEST is a troupe of top-shelf musicians including drummer Steve Holley, whose credits include, among other notable artists, Paul McCartney & Wings, and McDonald’s son Maxwell on bass. Bad Old World also boasts a special guest appearance by Graham Maby (Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants), who plays bass on several tracks.

The Album Launch Event is set for Wednesday, May 24 at Bowery Electric in New York City.

Premiering exclusively on, the self-deprecating first single,“Dementia,” is a perfect portal into the off-kilter world of HONEY WEST, so named after the groundbreaking 1960s TV series about a sexy female secret agent.“Dementia,” the album’s closing track, is a tightly wound, foot-stomping, Saturday-night rocker highlighted by McDonald’s baritone sax – which originally left a memorable imprint on T. Rex’s iconic “Get It On (Bang A Gong).” But Zurkowski’s typically droll, self-deprecating lyrics elevate the song far beyond the typical party-hearty blueprint, and identify its creators as a rock ’n’ force. 

The high concept "Dementia" lyric video was conceived and directed by Maxwell McDonald, adding to his duties as the band's bass player. Calling the lyric video “inventive,” said it “merits some attention when Ian McDonald gets excited about something.”

While McDonald’s formidable gifts as an instrumentalist, arranger and producer are front-and-center with HONEY WEST on Bad Old World, they represent a new role for the artist who for decades has been revered as a musician’s musician — the one everyone else would check out … and envy! His sterling rock legacy has been primarily forged in the background as the “secret sauce” if you will, for a wide range of recordings which further extends to the likes of Kanye West, Ozzy Osbourne, April Wine, Angela Bofill, Herbie Mann, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nash the Slash, and beyond.

When Zurkowski’s intelligent and playful lyrics are blended with the musical aptitude of HONEY WEST’s co-composers, sonic sparks can’t help but fly.  Not only is his background as a Shakespearean actor entrenched at The Actors Studio (unorthodox by music-world standards), it also indicates McDonald’s propensity for driving a bulldozer through convention.

As such, Bad Old World by HONEY WEST has given rise to a new name in 2017 for peerless musicianship, a substantial, yet fun, lyrical point of view, and the kind of jump-from-the-speakers excitement which has always marked the best in rock music.

Bad Old World is available now on all major digital services, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify.  Here's the iTunes link:


Friday, May 19, 2017

Just Because...Miley Cyrus

It's been a while since we have actually heard much from Miley Cyrus, with the exception of her appearance on The Voice. She has been keeping a low profile and taking some much earned time away with her guy Liam Hemsworth

Well judging by her upcoming appearance on the Billboard Music Awards and her latest single Malibu it looks like Miley Spirit is preparing for a huge resurgence.

Call this Miley Cyrus 3.0. She went from Hannah Montana to the Queen of Raunch & Free Love and now seems to be graduating to a more subdued introspective Miley based on the video and lyrics for Malibu.

Whatever your opinion of her Cyrus has one hell of a voice and can do anything she wants as far as I'm concerned.

Of course I was never into her in her Hannah Montana phase, I was not the intended audience either, "yes" I liked her nasty & provocative...the obvious being stated, this music lover is looking forward to 3.0 Miley, you go grrrrrrrl!

Miley on Instagram:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Michael's Musings

Giving Zero F#cks
Michael Shinafelt
What can I say about this week that hasn't already been stated in Alternative Facts or other  such things. Seriously, what a sh!t show.

On a more human note I am still losing weight and branching out into new things in my life, like boxing. Oh yeah, I am taking up boxing as my new thing. If I hate it & decided to forgo it I will give you the 411

However if I stick with it I will need a punching bag. I think I know the perfect target...

If you are a 45 year old woman who still takes birth control, I can't help you

Underwear Models are hungry

My spin instructor Jessica and I mouthed the words "I'll F#cking Tear You Apart" to each other, during the She Wants Revenge song. The more you know.

Saw a billboard for a movie titled Captain Underpants...underpants, huh?

Just say no to Traipsing 

Once upon a time...

Ryan Murphy needs to create a role for Ann-Margret on American Horror Story
I can't believe that there is an Emoji Movie coming out

What would you do for someone with a Black American Express Card?

The reason people awaken, is because they have finally stopped agreeing to things that insult their soul

I'm gonna crumb

What phrase really defines my week thus far? "Bitch, I'm Madonna!"

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