Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
we drank tequila and hawaiian punch; blue motherf*ckers, long island, wine coolers, and god knows what else. below is another pic to share. left to right is me, my boyfriend rob, eddie and our friend freddy.
as you can tell it was a time to be had for all. we lost some people along the way (garrota!!!), even eddie. he was indeed alive. lol. next year i don't even want to bother watching the parade, is there really any point? just take me to the nearest bar!
Friday, June 25, 2004
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Ask yourself this question. When's the last time you heard a singer that just left you in awe? As anyone who knows me probably can attest to, I have my fare share of faves (mostly trashy female singers, preferably peaking in popularity in the late 80s and/or early 90s). Earlier this year while at my parents business I saw a video for this singer Elan on Telehit called "Midnight". Telehit is a cable channel from México. She kinda looked like Ludwika Paleta (the annoying Mexican soap actress) and kinda sounded like Hanson. Then the hubby and I started hearing more about her. Downloaded some tracks and were hooked. After looking up some more info on her I found out she was indeed Mexican, from Guadalajara to be exact. She has been living in the US since age 15, and felt the only way to get her voice heard was to sing in the universal language, English. So I went on ebay, bought the Mexican import (it has also been released in Australia) of her debut album Street Child and have not put it down since. I can not begin to tell you all how amazing this girl is.
I can not stop listening to this album! It is quickly becoming one of my faves. Her voice is simple, no over singing a la Christina Aguilera/Kelly Clarkson/Joss Stone here. Just emotion, honesty, soul and passion all coming out of this woman's mouth. The music is at times dark and moody, yet it is so simple and elegant. I honestly can not say that any other album released in the last couple of years has sucked me in like this. I listen to this at least once a day. Never do I get sick of it. Every song is amazing, but I must say my favorite is The Road.
She wrote all the lyrics and music on every track. Each song was done in one take. If she didn't get it in one take, it didn't make it on the album. The album was produced by her brother and features ex-GNR Slash on the title track. It's so rare that an artist comes along w/ such an amazing debut where you can honestly sit through every song in awe. I just hope that she gets a US release soon, as I'd love to see her live. In fact I must see her live. For now I can imagine via this picture.
Do yourselves all a favor. Get this cd if you have not! I know it's only available as an import right now but it is so worth it. You can find it cheap on ebay.com or get it at amazon.com. To learn more about Elan and to hear samples of her debut please visit her official website. You'll thank me later. She's gonna be one to watch.
Monday, June 21, 2004
Enough ranting. Had a great weekend. Went to mootown (Milwaukee, WI) and house sat for the rents. Best of all we dog sat for my old college roomie. Shakespeare was a doll and just seeing how happy Rob's face was, can't explain. Makes me want to terminate our lease and just get a dog already! Sat. was a baby shower for my good friend Bertha :) It was a "gay baby shower" as it was mostly gay boys and few straight girls (and the 2 lesbians!). It was too much fun. Pictures to come. Let me get back to the boredom I call my job.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
So Monday my friend from work invited me to go see Robi Dräco Rosa @ the Double Door. I had a few of his rock en español cd's from back in the day. He's touring to promote his latest release Mad Love. Let me just say that apart from putting on an awesome show, he has to be one of the hottest men alive. OMG he is gorgeous!!! We got to meet him at a meet and great afterwards, just waiting for Ms. Diaz to give me the pic and I will post for all to see :)
My other news is that...the Madonna tickets arrived today via FedEx! In honor of them arriving I think I will listen to some Madonna on my ipod ('Til Death Do Us Part anyone?). If you haven't noticed whenever I report the updates on our tickets all the pics tend to be brunette shots. I know this may sound weird but I only like her when she's a brunette. My fandom tends to go up. Even though she's a blond again, but let's just pretend. Ok?
Also I'm trying to lose weight again :( Since being w/ my parnter I gained back weight I had previously lost (pretty much all). So Gazelle here I come! I can do it; I did it once before I can do it again! Wish me luck.
Monday, June 14, 2004
We finally raised enough money to get Madonna tickets on ebay! So Wed. July 14, 2004 you can see w/ all the other homos @ the United Center! The best part is we didn't even have to pay for these out of our own pockets. Just from selling old stuff on ebay. Since we also have to pay for Gloria Estefan tickets, the sale continues. So if you'd like, please visit our ebay sales.
Monday, June 07, 2004
So we went to see moenia last night @ the House of Blues here in Chicago. Great show. They gave a really cool show. We had a blast. But the best part was the opening act. La Quinta Cuadra, a local rock/pop band from Chicago. Never heard them before...but the lead singer. My God was he hot! He comes out and we're like "oooh he's hot". Then we all look down and see the biggest package! Lol! Nice booty too :) You know we'll all be @ their next show.
Friday, June 04, 2004
With all the Madonna/ebay excitement I forgot to mention that this past Monday my pacakge from Spain arrived! Fangoria's new album is mine! I love it! Much better than their last Naturaleza muerta (and I really really liked that one). The bonus DVD is wicked w/ artists interpretations of their videos. It's part of a project that was done w/ the Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain. So I am in seventh heaven right now. Back to hawking crap on ebay...
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
So our ebay sale is going great! So far we've earned about $120, just from selling 4 cd's!!! 2 cd's alone went for $80! 2 Madonna tickets are running about $300 on ebay, so we're 1/3rd there already. So if you'd like to, please visit our "WE NEED MADONNA TICKETS" ebay sale and help our cause.