Tuesday, October 31, 2006

February Song : Josh Groban's Live Performance at the MErmaid , LONDON , OCt 25 , 2006



This is a new Liason Vid set to an EXCLUSIVE new song off Josh Groban's unrealeased CD Awake. He sang this song live last night on BBC radio 2 and I want to thank www.thatjoshgrobanguy.com for the audio in this vid. ... (more)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Josh Groban : wide Awake : published interview - Spore - entertainment weekly - 8 days !


Love our Singapore media for their Josh Groban scoop !

Wahoo !

thank you soooo much !

Catch Josh Groban's live radio performance in London , OCt 25 - Live at the Mermaid , BBC radio here : songs from his latest album etc
http://myweb.cableone.net/rkjlc/media.html

Fantastic! Josh gives a mini-concert in London and unveils full-length versions of songs from his new album, "Awake," performing them live for the very first time. Includes "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)," "February Song," "Un Dia Llegara," "So She Dances," and "Machine" as well as "Smile," "Broken Vow," and "Not While I'm Around."

Many thanks to Nay !

CLAss 95 FM exclusive interview with Josh Groban 9 pm onwards

Wow , I must say well done Spore journos !

They really do have an exclusive for Asia on Josh Groban !

Tonite - Spore time - 9 pm onwards - hear it live on the internet - link here ! 10:30 pm could be the actual time of the interview

Radio Presenter is : YAZ ! www.class95.sg/hearuslive.htm

I think it will be archived too ! so I wouldnt worry if you miss it .

It's Josh , By Gosh ! watch the interview online now




In today's papers !


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainment/view/238541/1/.html

click on related videos link !

Channel News AsiaOctober 31, 2006
By Steven Chia in London

He has written and produced songs, performed with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Sarah Brightman and Elton John, sold tens of millions of albums, been backed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and had guest spots on TV's Ally McBeal and American Dad! But ask angelic-voiced, 25-year-old Josh Groban if he thinks he has truly arrived as a singer and he points to the one honour he still longs to add to his stellar CV. A career-long string of No 1 albums? A week of sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden? A career as varied and lengthy as those of singing legends Streisand or Frank Sinatra? No doubt, Groban aspires to all of those goals. But for now, he'd settle for a spot alongside Homer, Bart and Krusty the Clown on TV's longest-running sitcom. "My dream is to have a guest role on The Simpsons," he told Channel NewsAsia with a smile during an interview in London to promote his new album Awake, which is due out in Singapore November 7. "That's when you know you've made it." While some might dispute Groban's definition of success, there's no denying that the baby-faced singer with the otherworldly voice has seen his fair share of it. At an age when many young people are still sorting out what they want to do with their lives, Groban is a bona fide music superstar. Only about five years into his career, the curly-haired crooner is already so in-demand as a performer that he spends much of his time travelling the globe, working with the biggest names in the industry and treating music lovers to songs delivered in what can only be described as his heavenly baritone. Is it any wonder then that more than 10 million copies of his two studio albums, Josh Groban (2001) and Closer (2004), have been sold worldwide and that the singer himself has developed such a rabid following that his fans have proudly taken on the name "Grobanites"? For someone who is so widely adored and who has earned so many accolades in such a short time, Groban is surprisingly down-to-earth in person. He's even good-humoured enough to make light of the Grobanite label, for which there is even a definition on the Internet: "An ardent Josh Groban fan; characterised by a passion for sharing his music". "Grobanite sounds a bit like a disease," he said with a laugh. "But it could be worse, I guess." Indeed, had circumstances not conspired to put him in the right place at the right time, Groban might never have had a music career at all. The night he replaced Bocelli Discovered almost by accident at age 17 by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, who has worked with the likes of Bryan Adams, Michael Buble and Celine Dion among many others, Groban's ascent to superstardom happened, in his words, "so fast that you don't fully appreciate it". Still, as the son of a father who learned the trumpet by ear and a mother who is a high school art teacher and designer, a career in the arts was something Groban had in mind from a young age. "Sure, you always dream about writing, singing songs for a large audience," he said. "I just wanted to sing songs for people. 'Gosh,' I thought, 'If anybody ever paid me to sing songs for people. That's too big a dream'." Though it wasn't so big a dream that he couldn't achieve it, the story behind Groban's fame seems like something out of a movie. "I was plucked out of high school," the singer said matter-of-factly of his Hollywood-like "discovery". "David Foster was looking for someone who could sing the way I sang ¡­ He called my voice teacher and asked who could sing. I made a tape and he said: 'Hey! You're pretty good'." Though the opportunity to perform at a charity concert was the short-term outcome of the audition, that tape snatched Groban from obscurity and thrust him into a spotlight that has yet to dim. Two weeks after his performance, Foster called him again, this time with an unheard-of request: Fill in for Andrea Bocelli and perform a duet with Celine Dion. "I thought: 'What huge shoes to fill'," Groban said. "I went to the Shrine Auditorium (in Los Angeles) and it was one of the greatest experiences. It was moments like that that David kept putting me in: Those defining moments - it was sink or swim - the opportunities were handed to me and it was preparation meets opportunity." It was also an offer that required him to step in for one of the world's leading tenors, a prospect that might leave even the most experienced singer with an epic case of the nerves. Was it overwhelming for Groban?"Absolutely," he said without hesitation. "But you have these moments where you realise that you can do more than you thought you could." An album to rouse the crowdJust as the singer realised he had untapped reserves of strength and skill, Groban's new album, Awake, promises to introduce Grobanites to a side of him they've never seen. While Awake has it's fair share of the slower pieces for which Groban is known, it also features some upbeat tracks arising from collaborations with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik and former Alanis Morissette producer Glen Ballard. "I learned from touring that my fans are really open-minded, musical, intelligent people and I feel like they want to come on this new journey with me," Groban said of the record. "The music still sounds like it's coming from my heart and my soul and my voice. That is the most important thing to me. My goal on Awake was to create the music and find the best people to help me create it." If his reaction to Weeping - one of the tracks on the album - is anything to go by, it's a journey his fans will be happy to take. "When I heard the song, I was floored," said Groban. "I heard it in South Africa. It was written by a soldier who was fed up by all he had seen. "The lyrics are so poetic, so poignant. Especially with what we are dealing with at this time, the song reminds us not to forget our common humanity in times of conflict, not to forget the similarities we all have." Groban may not be well known for championing social causes or for rallying listeners to take up causes in the manner of Bob Dylan or Bob Geldof, but he clearly hopes his new album, as its title suggests, will open some eyes and spur some people to action. "It will make you want to get up and do something," he said. "That is when music can be its best, when you can combine both beautiful sound and beautiful music. Wrap yourself in it and it still makes you think." As for where the deeper, more socially conscious Groban goes from here, he seemed hesitant to say. "You can't help but change," said the singer, who claims to be happily single after breaking up with girlfriend January Jones in June. "But I'm one of those people who think the very next day it's going to end." As unlikely as that seems, Groban would no doubt carry on singing - while holding out hope that Simpsons stardom might still come his way. Groban bytes Josh Groban's fans, who refer to themselves as "Grobanites", are a passionate lot with a penchant for compiling lists of all things Groban. Here's a random sampling of, well, random facts from the Internet. * Favourite foods include sushi, Rice Krispy treats, coffee ice cream, vegetarian mushroom pizza, dark bittersweet chocolate and ... erm ... ketchup. * Beyond singing, Groban is a capable musician on the drums, piano, flute, uilleann pipe (an elbow-powered type of bagpipe) and penny whistle. * Not one to limit himself to a single music genre, Groban's list of favourite artists includes Bjork, Paul Simon, Linkin Park, Radiohead, fusion dance troupe Afro-Celt Sound System, heavy metal act Disturbed and, of course, tenors Luciano Pavorotti and Placido Domingo. * The Simpsons notwithstanding, Groban's favourite TV shows are the animated shows Dexter's Laboratory and Power Puff Girls along with late-night chat shows The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. * Groban's May 2001 appearance on TV's Ally McBeal, where he played a character called Malcolm Wyatt and sang You're Still You, set off a flood of visits to the show's website by viewers who couldn't believe the voice they had heard belonged to him.


4 ASIA FANS !Spore Channel News Asia EXCLUSIVE JG interview

Josh said on this morning's sneak peak at the interview -( full interview can be caught online soon ! No worries . )
www.channelnewsasia.com/index.htm
He'll see us REALLLL SOOOOON ! of course he wants to tour to this part of the world too ! & he hopes to be able to do it many , many times !

Let the PARTY begin - he said ! Also he said "Thank YOU for being so accepting of his music even tho' we havent seen him ! " ( lol )

They got him to speak a few words in Mandarin - meaning "thank you ,audience " ! lol "xie, xie ... "

Also the interviewer told him to practise a Mandarin rap song - for the tour ! Josh said - yeah maybe he'll come up with a surprise ! lol

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

JG ! You are Loved on Prima's idea gallery

http://www.primamarketinginc.com/idea_gallery.php

I didnt think !


TFL !
Pearl Liu

The JG Girlfriends Collection


Because we celebrate our best Grobanite moments with girlfriends ! They "get it " more than your DH or DK( dear kids ) can !

& to help capture some of your treasured Grobanite moments together.. memories with your GGF , I present the JG Grobanites Girlfriend collection !

handmade with love , just for you !

xo,

Pearl

ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM MY GIRLFRIENDS

Good times are even better when they're shared.

A good long talk can cure almost anything.

Everyone needs someone with whom to share their secrets.

Listening is just as important as talking.

An understanding friend is better than a therapist, and cheaper, too! Laughter makes the world a happier place.

Friends are like wine; they get better with age.

Sometimes you just need a shoulder to cry on.

Great minds think alike, especially when they are female!

When it comes to "bonding," females do it better.

YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SLUMBER PARTIES!!!!

Girls just want to have fun.

It's important to make time to do "girl things."

Calories don't count when having lunch (or any other food) with your girlfriends.

You can never have too many shoes or girlfriends.

GEMS MAY BE PRECIOUS, BUT FRIENDSHIP IS PRICELESS!!!

The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends. Shirley Knight

Girlfriends are like your favorite lipsticks-- they come in many colors, help you look great, and are all about the smiles and laughter. author unknown

JG Girlfriends' Square Cards



JG Girlfriends Purse Cards

The cards on the outside :


Monday, October 16, 2006

You Are loved Layout 2




















Supplies : Bazzill CS
Daisy D's Girlfriends papers & die cuts
MAMBI Chester Glitter Monogram rub ons
American Crafts Thickers
Heidi Swapp Bling Border
Jolee's sticker
Junkitz photo anchor , Bazzill round brads , heart eyelets

JG Girlfriends mini notebooks

The Covers : inside the notebooks :


decided to use soft curly yarn on the spiral binding to remind us of JG's soft curly hair ! lol !

JG ! You are loved !



















Supplies :

DCWV CS
Hambly Overlay Teal corner Flourishes
ghost word- love
Prima Flowers - Petal Poetry 1
Hand embossed brads - dragonfly & big round brad
Daisy D's Girlfriend collection - photo corner , index tab - journaling spots,
Bazzil Brads - stars & rounds ,
Lil Stackers - Adore stacks
CI flower brad
Heidi swapp bling border
American Crafts thickers
Aqualip/ Zebra pens

Saturday, October 14, 2006

My lucky draw prize from the Velvet Cat Open House !



Delish Designs
PAINT CONDIMENTS

This eye catching, compact tin box with embossed logo on the lid, contains 5 x 15 ml spread able paint condiments. Each luxurious portion is rather rich, so you don’t need too much. One pack provides you with the essentials to whip up several very refreshing projects.Paint condiments are non toxic water based acrylic paint.

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Won this box of pink paints today at the Velvet Cat Open house !http://www.thevelvetcat.blogspot.com/
Sure will come in handy to try on a canvas project perhaps !

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

more top picks - Prima Memory Trends release





My best picks frm the Prima Memory trends release !






There was a little girl who had a little Prima right in the middle of her scrapbook, and when she was good... well, you get the idea.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My first altered pocket planner , Prima flowers , Q&Co




My first altered pocket planner attempt .

Just had to try out the latest Q&CO latest & greatest finds !

USing Q&CO love letters for the word "life" , fab flowers below 2007 with Q&Co flower power brad in center . Used a little Prima flowers med & small ones ( botanical mix etc ) . K-ology stickers to match the Life theme . A very quick project that can be completed in half an hour or so ! Otherwise I would try adding glitter & microbeads to finish !

I wanted the planner to be embellished with flowers yet not wanting flowers to be crushed with daily use if they were Prima Got flowers or daisies etc - so the Fab Flowers should stand up to daily wear & tear - also wanted some dimension on the cover as there is a plastic covering on the planner - the love letters ( which you can't see the glitter shadow was perfect under the cover ) - hopefully the small Prima flowers wouldnt drop off eventually !