Tuesday, September 05 2006 @ 05:10 AM EDT Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 1612
Talking about Queen is talking about Freddie Mercury, they can't be separated although there was a time when Freddie Mercury tried a solo career, he is always remembered as Queen's frontman.
I grew up listening The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Queen,those groups were the best and were the most famous during my childhood, and now tht I am 35 years old, I can say that despite years have passed, their quality is as good as it was " when they were ruling the musical world" ,their music never gets old and it's why even the new singers, copy their music and record their songs.
Thursday, December 08 2005 @ 07:06 AM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 1072
There are people that never will be forgotten despite the years, because that people left a strong legacy worked with their hard job, strong personality, talent, skills and with all what they gave to their fans and admirers.
That is why People like John Lennon will live forever in our memories, no matter how young or old we are, for us the people who grew up listening The Beatles and then to him in his solo career,all of us his fans know that his death was one of the most coward and unfair crimes that have happened in our world, especially because John Lennon was a man who always asked for peace and he showed his peace desire in many of his songs, especially in the song: Happy Christmas (War Is Over) and Imagine.
Thursday, July 07 2005 @ 02:48 AM EDT Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 1419
I was very young when the first Live Aid happened in 1985,I was 15 years old and I remember being watching it at my home,I couldn't see it all the time,but I tried to see the performances of some of my favorite singers in that time,it was amazing,I don't have any of my videos from that time because most of the VCRs were the very old Beta format and when VHS came along into our lives all those tapes were useless and most of them ended up in the trash cans,but whenever the live aid videos were shown at MTV or any other video program I used to record them,especially the ones that were featuring Elton John,George Michael,Queen,Paul McCartney,Mick Jagger and David Bowie,I still see those videos when I have time and the performances seem so recent that we can't really think about all the time that has passed: 20 years!
Now I am 34 and I am just glad of all what I can see in this new Live Aid 2005(Now called Live 8),it's just amazing and unbelievable to see all what the world has changed,all the ways we have for communication: Internet,Cell phones,instant and text messages,emails and all what technology offers us nowadays,even more amazing is thinking that the first Live Aid was so well done and organized,considering all was organized and done in less than a month,there weren't fights,nor egos from any of the singers/stars and all of them performed for free!(which is unbelievable considering that most of them are real "monsters of the shows"-it's said in the sense that most of them are not just simple singers,they are Gods and Godesses of arts),having just 17 minutes for every artist, so just knowing the way Live Aid 1985 caught people's attention in such a great way and 95 percent of the world's television sets were tuned in to Live Aid!,it's just beyond imagination because the word: wonderful or amazing can't really express the magnitud of the event! and in that time there was no internet,nor email,nor all the technology that makes distances short,I can say that even having tv by cable was a luxury that most people couldn't afford!
Live Aid has its roots on 1984 when Geldof saw a BBC documentary about the famine in Ethiopia (which claimed more than 1 million victims in 1984-85)and he decided to write a song to help raise money for the starving citizens of the East African nation.I remember I saw for the first time (MTV Premier):"Do They Know It's Christmas?"-that time I was at Los Angeles,Ca and I was really excited to see that George Michael was there (I must say I have just had a crush on GM almost since he was at Wham and it continues until nowadays),I remember Sting was also there and also a very young Bono,I just loved the video!,then months later I saw "We Are the World" in which Michael Jackson was "the star",also there was Diana Ross,Bruce Springsteen,Cindy Lauper and many more singers and actors."We Are the World" was not exactly part of Live Aid but it was also with the idea of helping and support starving children in Africa,it was organized by many artist but especially by Michael Jackson,it was USA for Africa.
Most of the performances I saw were very good,I liked them,of course there were some others that were boring and not so good but what matters is what was done there and the whole purpose of Live Aid 1985,suppoting and helping people who was suffering in Africa a very sad situation due to poverty and famine.
There are artists,singers that will never be old,especially when it is about music or live performances,it's the case of Live Aid 1985,although there are singers that gave great performance in that 1985 event and sadly a few of them have gone,they will always be remebered that is the case of Freddie Mercury band leader of Queen and Michael Hutchence band Leader of INXS (He committed suicide in Nov. 1997)
I could spend hours talking about the artist that performed in the past Live Aid and also about the ones who have been performing at the current one,but I wouldn't be so fair,though,I need to be honest,I loved Madonna's performance and also Sting and Robbie Williams' and they were just great!,Coldplay,Annie Lennox,Pink Floyd and others were very good,butSir Paul McCartney with U2 (and also U2 alone)were amazing!,though for me,the best performance and the best of the show was almost at the end,when my favorite singer since many years ago,the only face I was missing at that event appeared and sung with Paul McCartneyYou can drive my car :George Michael was there and he looked so,so handsome!(oops sorry I just can't hide how much he fascinates,excites and emotiones me!),I am a true fan of him!,I just can say it was like dying and going to heaven!,I especially enjoyed that performance!
Wednesday, January 26 2005 @ 11:18 PM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 967
This article was originally posted at the Canparaplegic.org site on December 9,2004,I am publishing it here now because I think it's a great advance for disabled people having this kind of help,it would be great that more discounts would be available for disabled people not only in Canada,also that the proper agencies could give the disabled people in USA this kind of help,especially that it would be also available when we travel.
Most of the disabled people don't work because of health issues and also because many places aren't adapted for them into the offices and the expenses we have are big,a few have the chance and the blessing of being helped (economic support) by closer friends and family but when there is no economic support/help and we have to pay for the "normal expenses plus medicine",thinking about leisure activities go to the last place in our "to do list".
Most times when we go out we can't go alone and we need a person who can go with us,if we have a couple (someone sharing our life) we go with the guy/girl but paying 2 tickets is hard enough!,it's not that we want privileges or not expensive things,it's that we would like having a few more options for having a more active life,in this case,the owner of the cinema will lose a little cash for the discounts but in the same way the owner will increase the disabled people visiting that place,in the long run of the months,discounts are good for attracting people to those places and also for the economy.
If you are aware of more discounts in Canada and also in USA, please email meand let me know,so I will publish a list with them.
Friday, January 21 2005 @ 02:31 AM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 6341
Quotes are small phrases with a great meaning!,at least that is the meaning I give them,sometimes we want to say something that can be expressed in just a few words,but we can't just say the first words,or express the ideas so clear,well it's when we can rely on using quotes or thougts said by famous writers,our favorite singers,famous actors,scientists,etc...
Most of my favorite quotes are posted into this site,I love reading,it's one of my passions,I can't copy the whole books but whenever I find that "phrase that catches me",it comes to this site!
I have a few quotes I have thought through my life,one of them: "Life never waits",other I have learned (I listened it once but not remember well): "Live your life as if it were your last day on earth",when I have seen people wasting time and life in things that aren't worthy I have said: "Life is more than a game",I focus on life so much because people believe that "we will live forever",they barely realize that life is so fragil that one night we can go to bed and never wake up anymore,so whenever we spend life wasting it,we must remember that one day the wasted time will never be recovered.
One of my favorite authors is Dante Alighieri,I have found wonderful quotes of most of his greatest works like the Divine Commedy and the Vita Nuova,I must say read and you will find wonderful stories and phrases that will nurture your spirit.
Wednesday, December 08 2004 @ 02:44 AM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 973
I will never forget that December 8th,1980 when John Lennon was cowardly murdered by Mark David Chapman,I was just 9 years and it was unbelievable to see that one of my favorite singers had died in such a coward way.
I can say he was one of my Idols in that moment because since I was very young I grew up listening the Beatles' Music,also because at my home,my parents and many of my cousins have sung Beatles & Lennon songs,many weekends we organized reunions and well the night was developing with their songs,now my brother Rodrigo plays Beatles and Lennon songs with his guitar and his musical group also sings all those great songs.
I will say my favorite John Lennon song is Woman and also It's like starting over,though I also love Jealous guy and many more,wherever Lennon is now,he will see that he will live forever!