Things we have been talking about...
(Well, not quite 20, but here are a few I was asked to answer for my DJ page...)
Growing up I always wanted to be: An actress/singer/dancer, or marriage counselor
Nicknames I’ve had: Lala (from the family) and Chaka in high school when I had some BIG hair
I have always wanted to try: sleeping for 8 hours in a row, I hear it's heaven. :)
I would love to have lunch with: The Dalai Lama, Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, and Prince
My favorite TV shows are: The Sopranos (I can't stand violence and I still LOVE this show!) and American Idol..can't help it!!!
3 things I can't live without: My son, music, a way to learn something new
When I am not at work I can be found: running around doing Mommy stuff
The best thing about my job is: talking with people about things that really matter in their life, who they love, who they can't live without, how they see the world and why. And of course,,,playing music. :)
Favorite artists or group: Prince, Chaka, Patti LaBelle. This is always the hardest question for me, because my list of what I love could go on for days!!!!!
Favorite quote: "Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground" Jalauddin Rumi
What's in your CD player: Either "The Time" Megamix from Michael Erickson or A "Music Together" CD from my sons music class. I cant remember which one.
Favorite vacation spot: At the edge of the ocean anywhere or in a grove of redwood trees.
Things that annoy me: People who are oblivious to how their actions affect others
I've always loved music. When I was little I used to tape my favorite songs off the radio and played them for anyone who would listen. In 1987, I got my first job on the air. Two years later I got my big break at KMEL in San Francisco. I am especially proud of the work we did to bring awareness to the Stop the Violence movement.
My favorite part about being on the air is playing dedications. I love to help create memories.
My greatest joy is my son. I can't believe how fast he has grown already!!!
My son when he was 2 years old
People who have inspired me... Rev. Cecil Williams by his work in the community and his ability to bring people together. My high school drama teacher, Dave Motroni who gave me a safe place to make mistakes.
Trivial facts about my high school days...
*I knew all of the words to "Roxanne , Roxanne"
*I saw Purple Rain at least once a week while it was in the theaters
*I was voted Most Dramatic in my senior class (I'm still wishing for that Academy/Tony award any day now...)
Musical Quote: "Making love and music's the only things worth fighting 4" Prince
2 cast 1 to go. We heard a few weeks back Lil Mama will play Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez with all the craziness that went on in her world, Now its announced that Keke Palmer will take on the role of Chili. (will they show the Chili/Usher days? Who will be Usher?) Some people upset because they dont see a resemblance but Keke reminded everyone on Twitter that its how you PLAY the part not how you LOOK and she has always been a huge TLC fan and will do the role justice.
It's Dawn!!! (2nd in the photo above) Now, I didnt watch the first season, and this is an extension show so it will be R&B Divas L.A., But with the cast the mentionesd I will have to tune in. Dawn used to have some online drama way back in the MySpace days with her ex that was worthy of a reality show(they were working on one). If I hope to see the calm Zen side...
Kelly Price, Chante Moore and Michel'le also cast. Yeah, I'll definitely tune in...
Prince has been having fun and working on his new marketing angle this year. His backing band 3rd Eye Girl was "secretly" "leaking" songs and rehearsal video.
Well, now, you can just go the 3rdEyeGirl site and purchase some music for yourself
Screwdriver, That Girl Thing, Boyfriend and more http://3rdeyegirl.com/
Now, I post this, 'cause I love him... BUT if he keeps up some of the nonsense like filming a video that only allows ages 18-24 in I'm done for a while. Trying to get the kids by playing to them, they will rebel, and I'll be irritated lol Just be the genius that you are and let them actually see you live and online.
Real talent wins.
Prince promised 2013 would be good. Head on over to the developing website. Some funky music being intorduced. 3rd eye girl logo revealed(we knew that was your doing Prince) and A teaser trailer for a 3 hour concert film. I can't wait!!!!!
Prince seems to love going after websites that post his stuff but he has been known/rumored in the past to "leak" his music through aquaintances if not his own self and a psuedonym. After blogger Dr. Funkenberry got word that 2013 would be a big year for underground music and vault stuff, amazingly, minutes after a twiiter site by 3rd eye Girl went public, Dr Funkenberry was right there to tell us to spread the word about these unrealeased "bootlegs". Now a cease and desist was sent supposedly to the 3rd eye blogger.
I dont buy it Prince. Just openly embrace people posting your music. You will even get the next generation loving you...
Judging by the letter that 3rd Eye Girl just received from Prince's litigation counsel, yesterday's leak of four unreleased songs is not just some sort of marketing stunt happening within the organization. Yes, a cease and desist letter, dated January 7, was posted today to the 3rd Eye Girl's social media sites
Along with this number, whether you are going out or having people over, plan ahead. Pick a designated driver and keep numbers of local cab companies handy just in case. Just Plan and Have an amazing celebration! Happy New Year!
As part of our dedication to making the roads as safe as possible for all motorists, AAA is proud to offer its Tipsy Tow program. On ten different holiday and special events in 2012, we offer a free ten-mile tow home for drinking drivers and their vehicles.
The Tipsy Tow program is open to everyone. You do not need to be an AAA Member to take advantage of this service to the community.
AAA typically offers the service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on the holiday to 6 a.m. the following day in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. For specific dates and times, see the list below.
During the period Tipsy Tow is available, drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a truck will be on its way.
The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver's home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver's home as long is there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck. You cannot make a reservation.
New Year’s Eve: 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 31st – 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 1st
Whatever you do, please don't drink and drive. Take the Pledge! Join AAA's commitment to driving only while drug- and alcohol-free.
AAA offers the following tips to stay safe and keep others safe on the roads:
See full article at:http://fci.org/new-site/par-tragic-events.html
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in
the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will
always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times
of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted
by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring
people in this world."
In times of community or world-wide crisis, it's easy to assume
that young children don't know what's going on. But one thing's for
sure -- children are very sensitive to how their parents feel. They're
keenly aware of the expressions on their parents' faces and the tone of
their voices. Children can sense when their parents are really
worried, whether they're watching the news or talking about it with
others. No matter what children know about a “crisis,” it’s especially
scary for children to realize that their parents are scared.
See full article at:http://fci.org/new-site/par-tragic-events.html
I've done this in past Christmas seasons and I can tell you it is so much fun. Wheter you decide to donate for disaster victims or those in need close to home, its something you dont forget. Here is a video about the project and a website to find who needs your help ~Lisa