Meanwhile in London

Meanwhile in London

Too busy with my niece’s boogies yesterday that I totally missed this yesterday:

The lovely Mr. McTavish was kind enough to let us know that he and Richard were in London yesterday doing Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR); which means they had to “go over anything that wasn’t good sound” due to noise, etc. Hope they got to share a pint after all that hard work. 😉



Sweet Lorraine

The tears just kept flowing as I watched this touching video. What a lovely Gentleman and how wonderful to have had such an enduring love.

When Green Shoe Studio in Illinois advertised for video entries for their singer-songwriter contest, they weren’t expecting an entry like the one they got from 96-year old Fred Stobaugh of Peoria. Fred wrote a song which paid tribute to the love of his life, his recently deceased wife Lorraine who he had been married to for 73 years. He sent the song, titled “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” in a big manila envelope to the studio and didn’t expect to hear back. Jacob Colgan of the studio was so touched by the letter that he called Fred up and told him that he was going to professionally record the song for him. “A Letter From Fred” is a short documentary that tells this touching story in more detail and shows Fred hearing the song he wrote after it was recorded by professionals. The song is available to download at iTunes.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips


****Please help support Fred by purchasing his song on iTunes.

Richard’s Black Sky backed by VRP

Richard’s Black Sky backed by VRP

Richard’s Black Sky backed by VRP

Village Roadshow Pictures is backing films starring Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Will Smith and Richard Armitage.

Richard in Into The Storm
Richard in Into The Storm

UK actor Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield in the next two chapters of The Hobbit, is the lead in Into the Storm (formerly Black Sky), director Steven Quale’s thriller about a group of high school students who document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado. The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter and Alycia Debman.

Neverending Playlist

Neverending Playlist

Neverending Playlist

I heart music

I love music….listening to it…dancing to it (I’ve been told I’m pretty good.  Would not mind “getting down” with Richard Armitage and put his skills to the test…hmmm that would be nice)….singing to it (rather off key, I admit)….

My musical preferences are quite varied in fact they are all over the map!!!  They can range from Classic Rock, Brit Rock, Rock en Español,  Jazz, American Standards, Bachata, Rancheras, Cumbia, Hip Hop, Folk, Indie…

Here’s a short list, in no particular order:  Artic Monkeys, The Feeling, Capital Cities, City and Colour, Franz Ferdinand, The Smiths, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Imagine Dragons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, The Cure, Metallica, Poison, Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Supergrass, Stone Roses, Gotye, Daft Punk, Keane, No Doubt, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Norah Jones,

Draco Rosa:

Fiona Apple, Sade, Prince, Dinah Washington, Johnny Cash, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, The Beatles, ABBA, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother, Cream, Creedence, Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Soda Stereo, La Ley, Maria Fatal, Enjambre, Pastilla, Café Tacuba, Victimas del Doctor Cerebro, Fobia, Caifanes, Antonio Aguilar, Vicente Fernandez, Ramon Ayala,

La Sonora Dinamita:

Sergio Mendes, Michael Buble, Eminem, Johnny O., Stevie B, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, The Cover Girls, Taylor Dayne, Heart, The Runaways, Fishbone, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Strokes, She Wants Revenge, Interpol, Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart….anyway, I think you get the picture.

The Bravery:

So I felt like I hit the jackpot when I stumpled upon the Neverending Playlist.  You can listen to pretty much any kind of music you like.  Simply type in the name of the band or singer you want to listen to and it will automatically play their music for you.   Sure one can use other free online music players like Pandora, I Heart Radio and, among others, but I like this one because it only plays music from THAT specific band/singer and not “similar” artists – it also plays videos to go with the music.  Check it out!

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, and feeds the soul…

United We Dream

United We Dream

United We Dream


Our fight has just begun! We stopped the first deportation bus and we won’t let Congress or the Obama Administration sweep this under the rug.

Call 888-213-9468 and demand Speaker Boehner lead on immigration reform!

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