Archive for March, 2011
Melissa’s a rock star with enough guts to fuel half the planet. Her voice is packed with texture and character. Her lyrics, unapologetic and so revealing. Melissa had a big ole battle with breast cancer and won. Remember when miss thang did her thang and performed bald after she lost her hair going through chemo? She tells me you have to face your fears. “Don’t try and avoid it, it’ll just come back and bite you.” Melissa knows what it feels like to almost lose it all so she’s decided to live her life right NOW. She doesn’t put off the tough stuff or the uncomfortable things. She said once she faced fear she realized there’s no time like the present to appreciate what you have and to go get what you want.
Melissa Etheridge, you’re a kick ass chick! Now let me go conquer some of my fears!
Jay, Jay! The dude from around my way! Montreal that is. Interviewed the proudly Canadian actor Jay Baruchel at the Genie Awards in Ottawa March 2011. He was good to go, his movie, ‘The Trotsky’ had picked up a Genie and he won ‘The User’ Award- we’re both still trying to figure out exactly what that one’s all about- beating out some stiff competition like Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Yeah, he won big that night but the lanky actor from NDG, (Holler if you’re from the hood!) Quebec was smiling for a whole other reason…dude’s in LOVE. He proudly told me he’s engaged to actress Alison Pill. He could barely sit still when talking about his purposal and how the two will be married Sept 2011 or was it 2012?
Love’s a good thing. keep it, cherish it and let it rule!
William Shatner! On March 22, 2011 this witty, energetic personable YOUNG man will be 80! The key to his longevity? Dude knows how to laugh and laugh at himself! We all need that kind of humour in our lives. When I interviewed Bill in Ottawa just before he hosted the 31st Genie Awards, my man was cool as a cucumber, full of opinion on any and everything and always ready to share a joke and a story. He told me about a relative who was on his last leg, hooked up to machines and in a lot of pain. He went to a hospice to “check out”. They put him on some pain killers, pulled out the tubes and figured he’d be out for the count in a matter of days BUT the opposite happened, he healed and is alive and kicking years later. William says the guy just surrendered to it all, went with the flow, got quiet and got better! Maybe there’s a message in there for anyone knocking their head against the wall trying to make something happen? Try this guy’s approach and just go with it!
You’re a good man William Shatner! Keep doing what you do and thanks for the wicked fun interview!