Today one of the best DJs that I have ever heard died from Brain Cancer at the young age of 48. I used to LOVE hearing Peter play at the Roxy every Saturday night during his residency at the super club. He has worked with the best acts in the business because, like the artists that he remixed, HE was the best DJ in the business. It's a sad day in music. Thanks Peter for sharing your love of music with everyone. You changed my life. Listen to a couple old school gems here - HOT.
Today is 9 years since my dear friend Jenn passed away from a battle with cancer. The young girl was only 25 years old. I mean, come on! We were kids when she died. So young and so full of hope. I think about her every single day and always wish she was still here. I learned so much from her and I hope that she'd be proud of what I've accomplished. I adored that girl and miss her so. Jenn - I love you and miss you. xox. If you are on Facebook, feel free to visit her "In memory" page here that I created as a forum to share what you want about this amazing girl.
My parents lost their lil' dog Hannah yesterday. Hannah was 14 years old. She lived an amazing and lovely life. I got to see her for the last time when I vacationed with my family in North Carolina this summer. She was a sweet dog that brought much joy to me and my family. Rest in peace, Hannah. You were love. x.
Today it will be 8 years that my dear friend Jenn passed away after losing her battle with cancer. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her and wish she was still alive. I know she lives on inside of me but that is never enough. Jenn was only 25 when she passed away. It still makes by stomach ache when I think about it. Each year on this day I do something to celebrate her life. With the creation of my blog, I've been able to write a post on her and what she means to me. Last year I invited her friends to comment on my blog and I had a ton of responses - read them HERE. This year I decided to use the medium of Facebook to create an online place where folks can share photos, stories, videos and anything else they can think of to honor her amazing life. You can visit the page by clicking here ~ IN MEMORY OF JENN CARLILE FOLEY Facebook Group. I'll never ever get her back but each year I attempt to create little things to keep her spirit alive. Based on the responses so far, she is alive in many folks heart and soul. We were blessed to have known her. She shaped so many of our lives. I miss you, Jenn.
This is so incredibly sad. Adam Goldstein (AKA DJ AM) was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today. It's suspected drugs are to blame. What an awful loss. His music will live on. Adam said on Tuesday via Twitter the following: "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems." So true. In this case, so sad and so true. Keep up with the story here.
So many people have trashed this performance (already!) but I think it's lovely. It certainly isn't Mariah's best but it's still touching. It's lovely to see Trey Lorenz back at her side for this salute to Michael.
The amazing and talented Mollie Sugden died this week at the age of 86. In case you aren't familiar with Mollie she played the multi-color haired cat-obsessed Betty Slocombe on the English comedy Are You Being Served?. On the show, Mollie was the innuendo queen. A quick compilation of clips from the show happily and hilariously proves my point. Watch.
I just recently read an interview that was featured in New York Magazine about the incredible and brilliant author Norman Mailer. The interview focused on Mailer's views on God, creation and the existence of a heaven and hell. It's ironic that the subject was of the ethereal kind seeing as no more than a month later, Mr. Mailer would die of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He was 84 years old. He may be gone but the spirit of his work will live on forever.
A few quotes from the literary giant...
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
The adorably cute and adorably funny comedian and actor Calvert DeForest AKA Larry "Bud" Melman best known for his funny skits on The David Letterman Show has passed away. Calvert, a Brooklyn native, died Monday in Long Island after many years of being sick. Sadly, there will be no funeral service for DeForest, who left no survivors. A man who brought such smiles and laughter to Americans dies without a final bow. R.I.P Mr. DeForest.