Trying to work on some things to close out 2009 to get me ready for 2010. One big one is working on my acting resume!!!!!! Yes have some resolutions for the new year. Another one is actually working on my blog more and actually posting pix from trips and adventures. Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!!!!! xoxo
Ok I'm not going to get all into the arguments over Adam Lambert's AMA performance. All I am going to say is I was a fan of his from the first audition I saw from him on American Idol and always will be. If you did not enjoy his performance on Sunday's AMAs or you just can't see yourself ever being a fan then his music is not meant for you but if you love glamrock or electropop, a singer with a massive voice and star performance skills than you should not give up on him just because of Sunday's performance. Remember a young man Elvis that shook his "pelvis" too much???? Remember when parents told kids Rock and Roll was the devil? Remember when everyone called Madonna sacreligious. Remember when Michael Jackson went from bubble gum and disco pop to a crouch grabbing showstopper. Listen to his music do not judge him on one performance. Critics have proclaimed his debut album the best debut album from an American Idol alumn in history. Please don't judge and give him a chance. This morning on the Early Show (very smart move by CBS to pick it up after ABC dumped him from GMA). Both performances were unbelivably GREAT!
Ok, so I started last week on writing my first book. I've been writing poetry/songs since elementary, short stories since jr. high, and now taking on my first attempt at a book. In an effort to encourage me I am also taking on the task of revamping my favorite short story of mine - one I wrote back in jr. high. I'm thinking if I can get that going and possibly published then I will have encouragement to go through with my book. Also in the mean time still working on my July 1, 2010 project :)
So it seems for the 1,000th time my boyfriend and I broke up again (a couple days ago). I have a lot on my plate right now and this doesn't help. But still he makes me smile like no other and I can honestly say he has made me truly happier than any other man has. The main problem seems to be the distance between us right now. He is in San Jose, CA and me in Houston. Well as you saw from my other blog I have a big goal set that I am not yet ready to reveal to the public haha. Today as I played California Dreamin' I realized I was at that point - "California Dreamin'" for several reasons! Life is funny but we only have one! So that's my randomness for today, haha as I play your favorites here at the IRN pass the word about us!!!! http://www.irnradioonline.com Check me out 10am-2pm cst Mon-Fri
Why a blog entitled July 1, 2010? Well you see I wrote a goal down this morning and I have set that date as the point where I have reached that goal. Not gonna tell you what it is, not yet!!!! You will just have to wait til July 1, 2010 to see if I reach it!!!!!!! :-)
I am totally loving the new Melrose Place. Each week I think the episodes get better!!!! If ya know me, ya know I am a huge Ashlee Simpson-Wentz fan! I think this is her best work to date. Back off critics. She is very creepy on this show but it rocks!!!! Much darker side to her and I love the acting work she is doing. This Melrose Place is a lot darker than the original but I think that makes it more current. Also talks of ratings not as high as producers and network hoped! Well I say keep it please!!!!! Also Heather Locklear is on the way next month to make her Melrose comeback which is sure to shoot the ratings thru the roof!!!! I'm just hoping the rumors of possible cancellation are not true. I am not a fan of the new 90210 - will always go for the original but I am definitely loving the 2009 Melrose Place. (Me with Ashlee in Feb 2009 at KRBE - she told me she loved my hair color!!!!!)
I should have known the all time low BET hit with reality television when they gave Keyshia Cole's bio mother Frankie and sister Neff a show! Now the Michael Vick Project????? You already know how I feel about Michael Vick. When I mentioned to someone about Michael Vick's reality show they said "he has done his time." OK and now he is rewarded once again? Millions in the NFL isn't enough huh? Hmmmm something is wrong with this! Then they brought up Martha Stewart. Anyone that knows me well knows I love Martha Stewart and I feel if she had of been the other gender she would have never went to jail. She did nothing more than what thousands of males do everyday but she went to prison. I admire Martha she is a hard working woman that built her business from the ground up. Michael Vick is an animal abuser and admitted he was addicted to this culture. There is no comparison. This only fueled my fire to speak out how I feel BET is making a huge mistake on airing this reality show - The Michael Vick Project. People were outraged that DJ AM's intervention show is still going to air on MTV but not upset about this????? Come on!
Ok, haven't posted a blog in awhile. I have been working 7 days a week at 3 different stations. Right now I am working at only 2 as I am transitioning to something BIG, I don't wanna tell everything about it yet, just know that I am moving up in the world of radio and so happy about it. Other than working hard, continuing to take care of my parents and lots of other stuff! In 3 weeks I will be WAKING UP IN VEGAS! I am going for a friend's wedding, plus it's my birthday, and my sweetie is going too! It will be lovely! Gonna hopefully post some more blogs soon and be better about keeping ya up to date! For now TOODLES!!!!
With the death of a great Liberal - Sen. Ted Kennedy, I have seen some generous and respectful Republicans do and say some great things about Kennedy the past few days, makes me proud to be American. However some really sour Republicans continue to bash President Obama. You know I sat through 8 years of George W. Bush and never bashed him once and respected him even though I felt he did many wrong things. And now you can't sit through 8 months of President Obama, really? I take it personal and don't tell me it's not racial, because it is. I am gonna continue to stand behind my President and I love him and my country. No one is perfect and if you don't like it then you run for office make a difference in your area or state or the entire country but don't sit here and bash our President!
Michael Jackson was more than an awesome entertainer. He was a great humanitarian and a champion for all people around the world especially children. After his untimely passing on June 25th I cried at least once a day for at least six weeks straight. It has been several weeks since I cried but today as word spread that his death was "officially" ruled a homicide.....I cried again. I was just in Los Angeles a week before his death. Took a pic of his star on Hollywood Blvd. and took a tour that drove me in front of his rental house (Christmas wreaths and all :0). All the excitement and then a week later tragedy. Michael Jackson was soooo much to me! He was a part of my growing up! His family especially Janet were my idols and the Jackson family was a huge part of Black American culture and pride. Some people don't understand how I feel for him. They see him as just a fallen entertainer. He was soooo much more and he was one of the first stars to say "hey let's feed these hungry children, let's help these kids with cancer." All the world did was eat him up and spit lies about him. I hate that in his lifetime he did not experience all the love shown towards him since his death. Michael Jackson will forever live on in my heart and so many others. I wanted to share the words to "Can You Feel It." It was written by Michael and his brother Jackie for their Triumph album. It was not only an awesome song but breaking video of its time. Many times we were so awed by the movements of Michael and his talented family we may have not listened to so many touching lyrics such as these (embedded video too):
Can you feel it, Can you feel it, Can you feel it
If you look around The whole world's coming together now, babe
Can you feel it, Can you feel it, Can you feel it
Feel it in the air, The wind is taking it everywhere, yeah
Can you feel it, Can you feel it, Can you feel it
All the colors of the world should be Lovin’ each other wholeheartedly Yes, it’s all right Take my message to your brother and tell him twice Spread the word and try to teach the man Who is hating his brother, When hate won’t do, hoo ‘cuz we’re all the same, yes the blood inside of me is inside of you
Now tell me can you feel it, (Hee)can you feel it, can you feel it
Now tell me can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it, yeah yeah, uhh
Sing aloud, because we want to make a crowd, yeah touch a hand sing, a sound so pure salvation rings,
tell me can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it, yeah yeah , hoo
can you feel it, hee can you feel it, ooo oooooo can you feel it
All the children of the world should be loving each other wholeheartedly, yes it's alright, take my message to your brother and tell him twice, take the news to the marching men, who are killing their brothers when death won't do, hee 'cuz were all the same yes the blood inside of me is inside of you,
now tell me can you feel it, tell me can you feel it, can you feel it, hee
can you see what's goin' down, can you feel it in your bones, can you feel it, hee
yeah yeah, hoo
Every breath you take Is someone’s death in another place ('nother place, 'nother place, 'nother place) Every healthy smile Is hunger and strife to another child ('nother child, 'nother child,) But the stars do shine In promising salvation, is near this time (Near this time) Can you feel it now So brothers and sisters show me you know how Now tell me, can you feel it, Tell me can you feel it, Can you feel it, hey hey, hoo, (talk)-(goin' down) can you see what's goin' down open up your mi- hi-hi hind,
All the children of the world should be, loving each other wholeheartedley, hoo yes it's alright take my message to your brother and tell him twice,(Haaa ha) tell the news to the marching men who are killing their brothers when death won't do, hee yes we're all the same yes the blood inside my veins is inside of you,
now tell me can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it
(can you,can you,can you feel it yeah) Can you feel it (can you feel it)can you feel it (can you feel it)can you feel it.
I know some people are all excited that Michael Vick is getting that "second chance." Some people say everyone deserves it. Well what about you or me? If we become convicted felons our lives as we know it is over and pretty much prosperity is out of the question. Why does Michael Vick and other pro athletes become the exception????? So he goes back to making millions with a fancy smancy "I'm sorry, I made a mistake" press conference. He was cruel to animals people that's a lot different than other things you may actually deserve a bounce back from. It just shows how our priorities are all off. The average educator makes about $40,000 to 50,000/annually and the average athlete around $2.9 million/annually. What's wrong with this picture? Vick is going to make $1.9 million this next season with the option of making $5.2 million the next. Whatttttt?????? I am actually surprised that an organization like the Philadephia Eagles would take this chance. Your thoughts and comments are welcomed!
Hey guys, I joined almost a year ago following a friend that moved to Tokyo. I have been bad at updating this and posting but promise to do so soon. In the mean time here is a little bit about me :)........I’m Morika bka Rika aka Elle Diaz (tu mamasota) and now dubbed “Your Mid-Day Darling Rika” on a new internet radio station called the IRN! I’m outgoing, funny, beautiful, intelligent, and driven. I was born and raised in Southeast Texas. I have always been very humorous around family, friends, and strangers. Actually I should say I never meet a stranger, I’m a talker and always have been! I’ve been told countless times that I’m easy to fall in love with as a person. If I get the feeling you don’t like me or I don’t like you haha, I tend to not talk as much or use limitations in communicating with ya. But I tend to give people second chances (at least, lol). I also have the ability to make people laugh and smile. I’m an excellent writer. I have written poems, short stories, songs and several other works. I’m an artist too and love displaying my work in my bedroom. I also have the strong gift of moving people with my dramatic acting and public speaking. I gave my first public speech at the age of 4 in front of a crowd of over 3,000. Haven’t shut up since! I also began acting in Dramas around the same time. I have extensive experience in public speaking including hosting and emceeing different occasions. I have won acting awards on stage and have a wide range of acting talents. People assumed I would pursue acting and theater after high school. However, I thought more on a realistic line and wanted to pursue accounting and law. I was one of those rare folks that could do well with people and numbers. I was a good high school student graduating in top of my class without even studying. Unfortunately college is a different story it’s all about studying, many people with high IQ’s fail and some with mediocre ones succeed because of studying. I mostly partied and enjoyed the life away from home and didn’t focus on studies as I should. Got home sick after awhile and moved home after 2 years in the great city of Austin attending the University of Texas at Austin. I eventually ended up in commercial/corporate real estate in Houston. I loved it and it was good money. But something else was calling my name something beyond the corporate world. I decided to return to school and pursue more of the things in media I have always been interested in. I’ve been promoting http://www.buddytv.com since January 2006. It gave me the push to try some other things. Actually with the encouragement of my boss at the job I was walking away from I pursued radio. I started working with “The Roula & Ryan Show” at 104.1 KRBE in January 2007. In May I made my stay a little more permanent and ventured into production and voice over work. I’m still there. I branched out and also now work for KSHN 99.9 FM as an on air personality and announcer on a part time basis. I recently started hosting my own mid day internet radio show at a new internet radio station called the IRN- http://www.irnradioonline.com and also serve as Program Director. I’m enjoying life and working on some more great things to follow. It’s funny when I run into people I haven’t seen in awhile and tell them what I’m doing in radio and they say “oh yeah I definitely see you doing something like that, you have the gifts and talents for that.” Well I am looking for bigger and better things and working on some projects right now. Took me a few years to wake up and see where I needed to be and I’m finally enjoying what I do. Been through some things along the way but looking only to the future at this point!