Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy 4th of July

The Kentucky Democrat is going on a short holiday hiatus that was scheduled to start yesterday. In all honesty, I was just dead tired when I got home yesterday which is why I'm posting now.

Reaching out to the world's Jewry? Conference attendees include Senator Lieberman, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Dell.

Will the world's musicians make a difference? I sure hope so.

Returning to stand-up comedy? Darrell Hammond is on tour.

The House of Blues in Atlantic City is making progress. It should be great like all the others in the chain. Happy Birthday to Dan Aykroyd today.

Buffalo Springfield and CSNY guitarist to appear at Live 8. Yep, Neil Young will be there.
Neil Young will mark his return on stage by performing at Canada’s Live 8 concert Saturday, three months after he was treated for a brain aneurysm.

Young will close out the show, accompanied by the Fisk University Jubilee Choir, organizers said this week. The free concert, one of nine to be held simultaneously around the world to raise awareness of poverty in Africa, will be held in Barrie, just north of Toronto.

The Toronto-born musician was part of the Live Aid show in Philadelphia 10 years ago. The 59-year-old rocker has been working on a new album, a follow-up to 2003’s Greendale.

Young was treated for the aneurysm at a Manhattan hospital in late March. His vision had become blurry after attending the March 14 induction ceremonies for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Buffalo Springfield's all-time greatest hit would have to be "For What It's Worth." That song is a classic and I am working on mastering the song on my guitar.

Bayh and Lugar are split on CAFTA. I'm not surprised.

It seems the good, they start young.
Jena Malone: Date of birth, Nov. 21, 1984: At just short of 21, it's probably too early to predict how her adult career will go. But she's ready to try her first costume drama in this fall's "Pride and Prejudice."

Natalie Portman: Date of birth, June 9, 1981: In her early teens when she first came on screen, Portman never did any very-young-girl roles. But she leapt into adult acting with a vengeance in last year's "Closer."

Jodie Foster: Date of birth: Nov. 19, 1962. Nobody did it better as a child actor. And it's been way too long since she was last on screen ("Panic Room" in 2002, to be exact.)

Anna Paquin: Date of birth, July 24, 1982: The second-youngest Oscar winner of all time (for her work in "The Piano"), Paquin's work as an 11-year-old justly received applause. She avoided overexposure (are you listening, Dakota?) and now is pursuing adult roles in movies such as "X2."

Drew Barrymore: Date of birth, Feb. 22, 1975: So dang cute in "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" and "Firestarter," it was heartbreaking when she went astray. Glad she came back - not glad enough to forgive her for "Duplex," but glad nonetheless.

Christina Ricci: Date of birth, Feb. 12, 1980: Starring with Cher isn't a bad way to start; avoiding being typecast as Wednesday Addams isn't a bad way to continue. After making an indelible impression in 2003's "Monster," she didn't appear in a single movie in 2004. We miss you.
Calling Michael Jackson! Live 8 wants you!
Hip-hop pioneer Simmons, who is the founder of the Def Jam record label, told the paper that he was working on a dream line-up for the finale: Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Beyonce, all singing We Are the World, the anthem of 1985's Live Aid concert.
That song is a classic!

If this keeps up, than expect Michael to record a new album.

The winner of Ohio will be the fighter in 2008.

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