I love the way they filmed this. “Meet Me At the Moon” by Emma Hill and Her Gentlemen Callers.
I often find it a treat to discover new artists on the internet. Watching them develop over time, honing in on skills and finding their niche along the way. One such delight is Shannon Blystone. I started listening to Shannon on You Tube about two years ago. Her channel is oconvideo.
Here is a new star in development!
Check out her songs. She’s quite good. You can also find out more about her here: http://www.oconnorrecords.com
Shannon is definitely someone I would like to see in the more mainstream media. I look forward to the day I hear her on the radio or see her walking the red carpet. It can happen. I used to listen to Colbie Calait on my space way back before she had her first cd out. Now she’s well known for her talent. Shannon, is on her way up!
Beautiful and absolutely amazing! 4 different people working on the same digital canvas at the same time. This is something to sit back, relax and take in. Very enjoyable.
I thought it was silly how all the media was making a big deal about Jessica Simpson putting on a few pounds. I think she just chose an unflattering outfit. And if Jessica were to put on weight would that mean she would no longer be worthy of our attention?
Meghan started the channel as a way for people who felt overlooked and unloved due to their size to feel worthy. The channel covers issues such as eating disorders, self respect and relationships, as well as love and acceptance of people regardless of what size they are.
Meghan has also proven to be a talented songwriter and artist. She is about to launch a record album of her songs.
Author Kelly Corrigan wrote this moving essay about women’s remarkable capacity to support each other, to laugh together, and to endure. The full text is available in the paperback edition of her memoir,The Middle Place, on sale December 23, 2008.
This essay reminds me of the friendships that I have developed over the years. Growing up as a military brat, we moved about every 2 years so I was unable to develop longstanding relationships. Though I do have to point out that the bonds of the military families that I grew up with were strong. It was that we had to leave them that was painful and many lost touch with us. I do have a couple of friends from my childhood but not many. It wasn’t until I lived here in the same town for the last 20 years that I have friendships that have lasted as long.
Some people have come and gone in my life. I”ve missed them but for whatever reason our paths took a different direction. Others have stayed as we traveled on our journey. New friends have also emerged and brought with them a refreshing twist as I learned new things and adapted them to my lifestyle. We have raised out kids together and we have gone through empty nest together. Illnesses, births, deaths and so on.
I belong to a group of women friends who get together once a month just to hang out, drink wine, eat fine dishes brought by everyone. We sometimes have a theme, sometimes we just talk but it is always a delight and I leave feeling great and the feeling lingers for a long time. I am so grateful to be included in such fine company.
I was truly touched by the essay because it expresses my feelings in a way I could never have put into words, but it is the way my heart sings when I think of the people in my life who mean so much.
I remember back when I first saw Janis Ian and thought she was kind of plain. But now I look at this and see how beautiful she was. The idea of beauty back then was the women on Charlie’s Angels. Now I look back and see how “dated” they look.
I wonder if it is because the standards of what is considered beauty have changed since 1976. I remember feeling so fat because I wasn’t stick thin. Looking back, I wasn’t really fat at all. My body isn’t meant to be thin and I had a healthy figure that was attractive. I wish I had appreciated it then because I would give anything to have it back.
By today’s standards, Janis’s ethnic looks are very attractive. Her hair, her eyes…. she’s gorgeous.
It’s too bad we tend to not appreciate ourselves as we are.
One of my absolutely favorite people on YouTube.
This is from Once More With Feeling, the Buffy musical episode.
My YouTube Pick Is…… meekakitty
This girl is so funny she always makes me laugh. Tessa is a professional model in New York. Her video blogs (vlogs) show what it’s like to travel and do photo shoots from all around the world.
Tessa doesn’t take herself too seriously, she goofs off with her video camera at home and will have your rolling over laughing with her wit and charm. Whether she’s lip sincing, dancing or talking about her day, she’s a hoot! LOL! You can watch more by clicking on them or go to her channel and subscribe if you are a true (meaning you have a channel on YT) YouTuber like me. =)
What I love about her the most is that she seems genuine. She’s not trying to be sexy. She doesn’t need to try. She just is, and not in a slutty way. Sometimes she wears these big glasses that are really dorky though she pulls it off with supreme style in her own funky way. She’s adorable!
Here’s one of my favorites, or maybe a favorite favorite would be a better term. They’re all entertaining. Aw…. I can’t really say which is my fave. You’ll have to watch them yourself. You can watch all of them by subscribing to her you tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/meekakitty.
This is from her “Live from Hong Kong” series:
Poor Yoko! Her name has become synonimous with breaking up relationships and she was blamed for the break up of the Beatles. I lost my best friend to such a person. I had known her for several years and helped her through the loss of her husband when he died of cancer. I held her hand and hugged her when she cried, laughed with her. Loved and protected her. I thought we would be friends forever.
When “he” came along, I tried to like him. I tried. He didn’t respect our friendship or the history that we had. He belittled my place in her life as if I was just some person she ran into on occasion as some bar.
It’s true! One person can come along and ruin the energy and flow of a group. I’ve seen it happen many times.
It’s wonderful to meet that special someone. To fall in love. But remember that our friends are the ones who stand by us and are there especially when love turns sour.
We should NEVER allow a romance to take the place of the friendships that we have developed and nurtured over time. Our friends are the one constant thing that we have in life.
If a new boyfriend or girlfriend does not like our friends, that should be a big RED FLAG! We should not allow ourselves to be isolated from our one true support system. It can get lonely when all we have is one person in our life.
Friendships can be ruined. Friendships need nurturing and cannot be put on the backburner. In otherwords, you don’t call your friends ONLY when your boyfriend/girlfriend is busy and you have nothing better to do.
My friend would call me when her boyfriend was busy and then cancel if his plans changed.
When she was with me, he was calling constantly and she would be talking “baby talk” to him on her cell phone while I sat there twittling my thumbs. He didn’t like her spending time with me.
A munipulative and controlling type of person will not embrace our friends. Why? Because they can’t stand for us to show attention to anyone outside of the relationship. They are threatened and/or jealous if they are not the main focus!
Hell, they’ll think of reasons for you to get rid of your cat, your dog and your KIDS! They’ll make labels for your friends and persuade you to get rid of them too! If you have ANY friends left, they will be THEIR friends and nobody you knew before the relationship started. Then “poof” you are all alone and isolated!
Sometimes when love is new, we lose our focus of what’s happening. Just like ice cream and chocolate. It’s wonderful, but it needs to be taken in moderation. It’s the same with everything. Too often people get all schmoopie poopie goo goo ga ga and their whole world turns to shit.
I was once in a relationship with a man who wouldn’t even let me go to the bathroom by myself. I was all goo goo ga ga over him in the beginning and guess what? When we broke up, I had to load a u-haul all by myself. I had lost touch with everyone I knew and not only that… I probably made them sick with the way I fawned all over the guy in the beginning. I had no idea that several years later, I would not have a single friend to support me.
I used to go out with all of my friends
we had us some good times I never thought they would end
But then I met you and I can’t forget the day
You convinced me to settle down and change my ways
All of my frineds stopped coming around and I started dressing the way you liked
Then one day I took a look in the mirror and it was then I realized
You’re my Yoko Ono
You’re the one who makes all the rules
You’re my Yoko Ono
and I’m just your fool