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Originally posted by DarylD:

Actually, ladies.... and Marc,

I'm expecting a call from him any minute asking me to go. He does have my cell phone # you know....

D

Aly Rae..........I agree with you 100%. I have felt that 99% of music today is crap and 99% of the awards at the Grammys are crap. The music is totally unappealing.

I was hoping that dear Michael would be there to give the place some class.

This is really disappointing. Not many people are interested in "real quality" music anymore.

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If anyone has any tips for sleeping, I'd appreciate them :P.

I've been getting about 5-6 hours average a night lately, and yesterday I slept for 4 hours, and last night for 2. Then I have to get up and go to classes/work/voice lessons/whatever-is-going-on. I can do it, but I'm definitely, definitely not at 100% any more like I used to be.

I don't know why, but I can be totally, 100% out-of-my-mind exhausted... but the minute I lay down my brain is buzzing with all kinds of ideas and thoughts.

Like this afternoon I was so tired that I did my math class, but then went home, skipping my macroeconomics class. But then the minute I was at home, laying in bed... I couldn't sleep

Argh.

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Originally posted by bublefever-always:

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Originally posted by Pati Colorado:

you ladies are fabulous!!!

mauh!

Pati,

In reference to this post of yours, do you know why we are all fabulous on this thread (including you?). It's because of our passion for the man and his magnificent voice and how his zest for life and love of people radiates to others, especially the ladies who frequent this thread of lovely Irene's. It's very contagious.

so true, an amazing passion that I had never experienced before with any other entertainer...

Michael's voice-- like NO other... I was glad to read about his HONEST feelings about not attending the grammy's... regardless of the programing of the show, I totally support his feelings......

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Wow, Anthony your too young for that~ but I so know what you mean I am there more often than not. What have you tryed to get to sleep? Sometimes something hot before bedtime helps, you are so busy, and you sound like you have too much going on in your mind and you cannot relax it. Have you put Michael's soothing music on to lull you to sleep? icon_smile.gif They say going to bed the same time every night and waking up the same time every morning is the key. We can't always to that though? How about meditation to relax you before bedtime?

Take care,

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Diane

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Anthony,

I have had your same problem for years. It's especially bad when I have too much going on at once (which it sounds like you do). I have tried all kinds of things (including medications, ambient noise, counting sheep, music) with mixed results, but the only thing that always works for me is yoga right before bed. Don't worry, I'm not talking about standing-on-one-foot-with-the-other-behind-your-head yoga; I still can't do that and I've been doing it for a while. But just a simple 30-45 minute beginners yoga DVD would probably do the trick. I know it seems like a lot of time when you're so exhausted, but it is sooo worth it for me to be able to go right to sleep. I could recommend one if you're interested. Hope you get some sleep soon. I know it's maddening to be so tired and not be able to calm your mind enough to just drop off. Good luck!

Everybody else, I've missed contributing lately, but I've stopped in to read as often as I could. I love it here! I'm sure I'll miss somebody if I try to comment of everything I love lately, so I won't try, but I did want to give a quick shout out congrats to Andrea. I'm so with you about coming here for the positive vibes you need!

I just HAVE to stop in soon and tell you all about a HYSTERICAL dream I had the other night about some of you--involving choreographing a dance together in a hotel room!! Too funny!!

Miss you when I'm away,

Wendy

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Great to come HOME!!! Anthony got to ease that mind of yours...seems you have to much running around...take Wendys advice...if you were near I would give you a homemade tea (down here we still use what mother nature has given us...remedies pass down by generations)...I usually take a tea and then read for awhile.

Ok Wendy, that dream better be about US auditioning for Michael!!! Oh, we would all look so cute icon_biggrin.gif Can you imagine me swaying away one hot SALSA...to the music of "Quien será el qué me quiera a mí" (that is the song where he starts in Spanish) icon_biggrin.gif

And to you all, including one HAPPY HEART...if Michael would go to the Grammys ...we could all make peace...we would all escort him. What a sight that would be...all in bikes...leather and all blarring our Scouts oath...anybody wants to "popawheely" (spell check please...hahaha, don´t know if that frase is used anymore).

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Okay I have tried to post three times tonight and all three times my post just disappeared half way through typing it! icon_confused.gif Anyway, my sweet husband is cleaning up the dinner dishes so I can relax (what a guy!) since I have a nasty cold. So I thought I wouldn't leave you hanging about the dream, since it's really not much more than I already mentioned. I really must be having some serious board withdrawals from being away, to be dreaming about you!

Let me preface this by saying that I have some REALLY random dreams. But in this one I was in what looked like a a hotel room, but had a lot more open space than normal. I got the impression that we were all in town somewhere for a concert and this was my room. I was directing some sort of dance with several of you (I won't mention names to protect the innocent and the neglected--my conscious mind would have included you all, of course) to the music from of Michael's Babalu CD. The song changed throughout the dream from Spiderman to You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby to Up a Lazy River, but I just mostly remember yelling out wierd dance moves for you all to do including a "jazz box", snaps and the Charleston!! Did I mention that I am vastly underqualified to be choreographing anything!?

It was so fun though to be dancing with you to Michael's music--you people can dance!!

Here's hoping we'll all meet together to enjoy Michael's music someday soon. Let's leave out my bad dance moves, if it's all the same to you!

Hugs,

Wendy

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GOOD EVENING LADIES AND GENTS.

WELL, I'VE PACKED AWAY MY ORTHOPEDIC BRA AND RED STILLETOS FOR ANOTHER AWARD SHOW.

WENDY SOOO GOOD SEEING YOU HERE. YOUR DREAM HAD ME VISUALIZING US DOING ALL THOSE DANCE STEPS TO MICHAEL'S SONGS, WE ARE GREAT, LOVE THE WAY IRENE FINISHED THE DANCE DOINGG HER FAMOUS SPLITS. WAY TO GO IRENE.

ANTHONY. I HOPE YOU CAN GET SOME HELP ABOUT YOUR SLEEPING PROBLEM. DID YOU EVER HAVE A SLEEP STUDY DONE??TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT THAT, MAYBE THIER INSURANCE WILL COVER IT. YOU ARE TO YOUNG TO BURN YOURSELF OUT THE WAY YOU ARE DOING. MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST MAKE A LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES AND HOW THEY WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR CHOICE OF CAREERS. WHAT ABOUT WHAT MAKES ANTHONY HAPPY, WHAT MAKES HIM LAUGH, DO YOU TAKE TIME FOR THAT PART OF ANTHONY??? WISH I COULD HELP YOU.

KEEP US POSTED.

HOPE EVERYONE GETS A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP, HAVE HAPPY PRETTY DREAMS. HUGE HUGS, LORETTA SMILING AT YOU.

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Marc,

You & Michael?...won't Laurie be upset?

Daryl,

He has my cell number also, but I think we all stand about as good a chance as Marc...no offense, Marc icon_wink.gif

Lorretta,

I was pullin for ya, honey...

Wendy,

You mean...that didn't relly happen?...

Anthony,

I know this will sound funny, in a crazy sort of way, but when I was your age, I actually got myself to sleep by reading the listings, page, by page, in the TV Guide! Let me tell ya, if that don't put ya to sleep, nothin will!

And here's another piece of advice that hangs on our bedroom door: Before you go to sleep, give your troubles to God...He'll be up anyway.

Then, there's always a nice long walk...or computer solitaire. I've tried them all...

Cyberhugs,

Andrea

P.S. I am boycotting the Grammys in support of Michael and everyone else nominated in that category...so Michael...if your still free...I hear Lorretta has this Motorcycle...

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Michael.. Amber and Girl Scouts.....

I probably was the first one this morning

to read Bobby D.'s reporting of Michaels Bashing

of the Grammy's......So the article reported...

What do we get in an article written by a reporter?....We get the interviewer's honest or

twisted or slanted version of words depending on how the reporter decides to air it and in what context he decides to print it.....

Interviewers can kill you....By omitting

a word or adding a word or twisting it...This I

believe happens often and it depends a great

deal on who they are trying to promote and who

they are trying to demean....Look at what the

media is doing when they report on the world news.....The prejudice is huge....

Another thing....That world out there is not very kind sometimes....Do you realize that

every thing that happens in the music world or

the sports arena or the NFL..or NBA...or the Movie business or all the award shows....Has odds on or against and is bet on in Las Vegas?.

Not just boxing...Everything.. elections...

Olympics....Pageants?.....

This is big time gambling....It even affects the stock Market.....That's why there is

so much injustice....Because there is so much

money at stake..In every single venue there is..

I think it would be a hard sell to convince people that all these award shows are

completely honest...And that they won by merit..

There was even talk that the American Idol was

somehow a little tainted...There were some lines

that weren't able to get through at that hour

and just by coincidence.....

The way they judge Miss America or Miss

World or Miss USA....By ten people?....This panel of judges is to pick the most beautiful...

If it be a panel of ten other judges their

opinion and outcome would be entirely different.

How does anyone know if this is on the up and

up...Look what happened in Ice skating by the

Russian judges in Canada?

This isn't meant to be negative...But it is how things work.....And when you can't change

the world you have to work with it and accept

the decisions that are made at the top.....

The best thing anybody can do...Is like

Michael....Sing his way into the hearts of people....And wherever that takes him will be

The most he can achieve....You pay a big price

for being everything Michael is....Guys have to

be a little bugged when they see Michael and how

he has everything....Like Brad Pitt....I bet there are millions of guys that would like to throw rocks at him.....

If you notice...When stars reach a certain

status...They give few interviews....For this

very reason....Caution....They are warned to be

very careful who they talk to....People don't

want to read good stuff...They want the dirt....

I wasn't surprised in the least or upset...

He is still the same Michael that sings to me...

My feelings or opinion of him hasn't changed in

the least.....All of this falls in the category

of details that come with being an artist...And

a very loved one....And being in the public eye

....And dealing with injustice that comes from

decisions made at the top level.....

When you are as big a star as Michael...

You almost become an industry....When you bring

in millions of dollars....By what you do is making a lot of house payments for a lot of people......

There is always someone who wants to take

you down.....And I imagine an awfully lot do

at Michael because the women adore him....

Even if Michael had a slight unguarded

moment and felt like letting the tiger out of

the cage?....So?....He's entitled.....I don't

believe for one minute he said what was printed

in that kind of poetry.....Or with that kind of

meaning....When Michael gets really angry he

cusses a blue streak....He could teach a new

language in four letter words....Did you notice

there weren't any swear words in this script?..

Might this nice gent doing this interview

be being kind to Michael?...Or maybe there weren't any....If there were!...So?.....

None of this that happened today changes

the emotion I feel when Michael sings to me...

I hope that no one is under the impression

that all these beautiful stars on the horizon..

In all their glitz and glamour are perfect....

To that the answer is negative....

Nothing can change today my feelings of

Michael and his music.....This whole thing is

a matter of adjusting to the way things work...

When you are at the top...You can make top

level decisions....But when you are not....You

learn to swallow a lot of stuff.....This is the

way life is....Everyone does not want to be at

the top....They are not willing to make the sacrifices that are needed...But they want the

game still and it can't be had without the name.......

We are all at one time or another put

through the wringer....On one level or another..

The people that are best at accepting things that they can't change have less ulcers and fewer heart problems........

Did anyone say life was fair?.....That is

a negative.....Life will never really be fair..

Because there are too many that aren't happy

with their portion .....They want everybodys

portion.....And they will lie...steal...cheat...

we have more scam artists than ever....

We best take our little bit and make a

Castle out of our little Cottage....We were told

today on the news...To not go outside unless it

is absolutely necessary.....The air is so full

of everything bad and is so polluted besides

being freezing....This is such good advice...To

all of us even if the air wasn't polluted....We are living in a day of a lot of darkness and

evil....You would do well to make your little

home as warm and comfy and draw your little ones

around you....And feel each others love....It

is about the only place you can feel real peace

and real love.....And find security...And everyone can have that.....Turn on Michael....

That will bring warmth into your little palace..

.....Nothing can take away the warmth that he

brings us.....

I think we have to be really aware of what is out there.....And accept the fact we can

not change anything but ourselves....And allow

people to be whatever they choose....but we

can ignore it all and find our own happiness...

And we can't get too caught up in details......Michael is still there...And his

record is still coming out...Whether he comes

to the grammys or not....So what!....Life goes

on.....We still adore him....And we back him till the last stone is turned...

Our love is unconditional...that means just

that....You had a moment when you wanted to kick

the dog....And there wasn't one available...So

however you felt like handling it was your choice to make.....We couldn't possibly love

you more.....We all just want you to know that

we are with you....Heart and soul....

This is only one of many little details

that you will have to deal with....Its over so

Release it!.......

Unconditional love coming your way from

a bunch of girl scouts who simply adore you....

But you already know that.....

Michael.....If you need our troup....We

Winter girl scouts can be outfitted in our snow

suits and snowshoes and fur bonnets and be on our way in no time....If ever you should need us.....We are here for you....We can even come

with our skiis....We can dig you out....You are

in a snow blind?.....Thats what I here....You

have no idea the power behind us winter snowbunnies.....We are on call...All our love..

Signing off.....Letterhead of the

Girl Scouts MB Honor Society..Troup IH

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Unconditional love coming your way from

a bunch of girl scouts who simply adore you....

Absolutely do~!

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Irene, I totally agree with you....we can always count on you to come through for us and express the feelings that many of us feel.

Joanied

Buble's Brunette Babe #204

ATM #33

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Irene, please don't assume that all awards are the same... I know you don't mean to offend, but when you question the integrity of the Recording Academy, that does include me. I am proud to be a part of this organization that does things with honor and compassion. The Academy does good and charitable works for our musicians and young people and preserving our musical heritage. There are schools in this country that would have no instruments for their music students without the Academy. The Academy provides healthcare and emergency assistance to musicians who have not been as fortunate as Michael. They provide scholarships for students like Anthony to pursue their musical dreams. Since 2005, they have donated $3.5 million dollars for flood relief! Some awards shows are just about ratings and dollars and cents. Once a year, the music industry gets together at the Grammys to celebrate its achievements in so many genres, but please remember that the Recording Academy is here 365 days a year, doing good works that benefit our communities all across the country.

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Originally posted by musicmatters:

Vegi,

Who are you to tell everyone what to think and how to act? I don't care what you do in the "entertainment business". That doesn't give you the right to be so judgmental.

EVERYONE has a right to their opinion.

I have seen your vicious posts on other threads and was hoping you wouldn'ttarnish Irene's lovely thread. No one means any harm, but they just giving their opinions. I thought this board and this country were based on free speech........or am I incorrect?

We are entitled to our opinions as are you, but that doesn't mean you should bash anyone that doesn't agree with you, so please knock it off. This is a loving and kind thread, always has been and always will be. Please don't ruin it.

Did I miss something...I didn't hear any bashing. Vegi has been nothing but sweet and kind and respectful to our dear Irene. I think she was simply stating that the recording company has done some really good things. And I agree they have but my point is that they are missing the mark by not broadcasting the awards for the real music (IMO) and honoring the true genius, and quite popular, genre that Michael and Tony were nominated for.

But what am I saying Vegi. You don't need lil' ol' me to defend you.

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Anthony,

One Tylenol PM if you're really desperate. Also, a cup of chamomile tea knocks my block off! And believe it or not, counting sheep. Seriously, it really works!! I think because it forces you not to think about anything else.

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quote:
Originally posted by musicmatters:

Vegi,

Who are you to tell everyone what to think and how to act? I don't care what you do in the "entertainment business". That doesn't give you the right to be so judgmental.

EVERYONE has a right to their opinion.

I have seen your vicious posts on other threads and was hoping you wouldn'ttarnish Irene's lovely thread. No one means any harm, but they just giving their opinions. I thought this board and this country were based on free speech........or am I incorrect?

We are entitled to our opinions as are you, but that doesn't mean you should bash anyone that doesn't agree with you, so please knock it off. This is a loving and kind thread, always has been and always will be. Please don't ruin it.

considering you think you know so much about the history of the board and this is only your third post, (all of which have been attack posts btw) I will assume that you are just another troublemaker using more than one board name.... please remember though that WBR can check your IP and act accordingly.

sorry, but your attempt to stir up trouble in this thread won't work. certainly, your attempt to cause trouble between Irene and I won't work. Irene is a very savvy lady and very astute when it comes to what really goes on here. I certainly wasn't bashing Irene and saying she couldn't have an opinion. I was sharing some info she may have been unaware of.

I would never bash Irene and she knows that. I have made it quite clear publicly and privately that I respect her very much, her big heart and her genuine and caring spirit. Her humor and grace are at the very heart of this thread, which I have contributed to many times. Have you? Other than to slam me now, I mean. By now, Irene should be quite confident in knowing that I consider her an integral and very valued member of this board. She knows that there isn't anything I wouldn't do for her and that I cherish her and our friendship.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aly-Rae:

quote:
Originally posted by musicmatters:

Vegi,

Who are you to tell everyone what to think and how to act? I don't care what you do in the "entertainment business". That doesn't give you the right to be so judgmental.

EVERYONE has a right to their opinion.

I have seen your vicious posts on other threads and was hoping you wouldn'ttarnish Irene's lovely thread. No one means any harm, but they just giving their opinions. I thought this board and this country were based on free speech........or am I incorrect?

We are entitled to our opinions as are you, but that doesn't mean you should bash anyone that doesn't agree with you, so please knock it off. This is a loving and kind thread, always has been and always will be. Please don't ruin it.

Did I miss something...I didn't hear any bashing. Vegi has been nothing but sweet and kind and respectful to our dear Irene. I think she was simply stating that the recording company has done some really good things. And I agree they have but my point is that they are missing the mark by not broadcasting the awards for the real music (IMO) and honoring the true genius, and quite popular, genre that Michael and Tony were nominated for.

But what am I saying Vegi. You don't need lil' ol' me to defend you.

I was as bewildered as you, Aly-Rae. Thought I was in the twilight zone for a few minutes!

Anyway, you're right, Vegi doesn't need lil' ol' anyone to defend her...especially in this case, where she was blatantly attcked for doing absolutely nothing off color. There is no defense needed...it's out there in black and white!

Musicmatters: I'm surprised by this, really. You came to this board because you felt that the Bungalow was a war zone at times...yet you just made a mad dash to Vegi when she was only making a very valid (and NON-judgemental!) statement about the Academy and its practices?

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Don't be jealous of Vegi just because she's sexy, talented, and has a hunky cyber-son who is totally avaliable.

I know--it's hard not to be, but that's life for you. Not everyone can have a cyber-son like me (who's totally avaliable). Oh, or be sexy and talented.

Did I mention I was avaliable? Totally.

Moving on... :P

Thanks for the tips everyone icon_smile.gif.

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Loretta,

How did you know about Gram's big dance finish with her splits?! Have you been peeking into my dreams again? Ah, well, you're welcome there anytime as long as you don't tell my secrets! By the way, have you checked your PM's lately?

Gram, Check your PM's too, please. I just had to add my amen to your comment:

Originally posted by irene hope:

Unconditional love coming your way from

a bunch of girl scouts who simply adore you....

It's so true. Whatever Michael says, whether I agree with it or not, is not the issue for me. Of course it won't change how I love his voice and music. I know he'll say what he thinks and he'll be real. And that's a big part of his charm. Honestly, it's refreshing to see somebody who has had so much success not censoring every single thing he says yet. Also nice to see him own up to his rashness and clarify right away how he feels about Tony and about being nominated--but still not backing down and changing his stance on what he said about wishing his genre was more recognized. What a class act.

Hugs all around,

Wendy

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Originally posted by Anthony G.:

Don't be jealous of Vegi just because she's sexy, talented, and has a hunky cyber-son who is totally avaliable.

I know--it's hard not to be, but that's life for you. Not everyone can have a cyber-son like me (who's totally avaliable). Oh, or be sexy and talented.

Did I mention I was avaliable? Totally.

Moving on... :P

Thanks for the tips everyone icon_smile.gif.

awwwwwwwwww... group hug! I am so fortunate to have the world's most wonderful cyberson. So sweet and wise! I know that someday you'll find that someone special that appreciates you for all your fabulous qualities.

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So sweet and wise! I know that someday you'll find that someone special that appreciates you for all your fabulous qualities.

Exactly! Anthony, if I were a guy, we would have such a fantastic cyber-relationship!

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Originally posted by Anthony G.:

Don't be jealous of Vegi just because she's sexy, talented, and has a hunky cyber-son who is totally avaliable.

I know--it's hard not to be, but that's life for you. Not everyone can have a cyber-son like me (who's totally avaliable). Oh, or be sexy and talented.

Did I mention I was avaliable? Totally.

Moving on... :P

Thanks for the tips everyone icon_smile.gif.

I'm sorry Anthony, just to clarify...you are available right? Your post wasn't quite clear. icon_wink.gif

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Originally posted by Aly-Rae:

quote:
Originally posted by Anthony G.:

Don't be jealous of Vegi just because she's sexy, talented, and has a hunky cyber-son who is totally avaliable.

I know--it's hard not to be, but that's life for you. Not everyone can have a cyber-son like me (who's totally avaliable). Oh, or be sexy and talented.

Did I mention I was avaliable? Totally.

Moving on... :P

Thanks for the tips everyone icon_smile.gif.

I'm sorry Anthony, just to clarify...you are available right? Your post wasn't quite clear. icon_wink.gif

Let ME clarify that for my cyberson... He IS available, but we can't settle for just anybody. I want a really special guy for my Anthony, someone who will treat him like a king!

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