Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cute Guy Wednesday: Jang Dong Gun

For those who have seen the film The Warrior's Way, where he plays a warrior named Yang, that's how you'll know him. Other than that, there's not much info on this actor.

IDK why, but whoever said Asian guys can't be handsome is crazy. It's all down to how you view beauty. As for me, I do happen to think some men of Asian descent are attractive
DOB: 3/7/1972
Where: Yongsangu, South Korea

Trivia
-Some of his best known films include: Friend, which is about a high school student choosing the life of organized crime, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, which is about the Korean War. Other films include The Promise.
-He had to learn two different languages: Japanese for his role in the film 2009: Lost Memories and Mandarin for The Promise

Filmography
Love Wind Love Song
-Tae-hie
Nowhere to Hide
-Detective Kim
2009: Lost Memories
-Sakamoto
The Coast Guard
-Kang Sang-byeong
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
-Jin-tae Lee
Typhoon
-Sin
The Promise
-Kunlun
Good Morning President
-Next President Cha Ji-wook
The Warrior's Way
-Yang
Dangerous Liaisons
-Xie Yifan
No Tears for the Dead
-Gon

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Birthdays

Since it's September, time to say Happy Birthday

Jeff Foxworthy
-Birth name: Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy
-DOB: 9/6/1958
-Where: Atlanta, GA
-Known for his "You might be a redneck if..." one liners, such as "you might be a redneck if the UFO Hotline limits you to one call per day"
Colin Firth
-Birth name: Colin Andrew Firth
-DOB: 9/10/1960
-Where: Grayshott, Hampshire, England
-He had a very public feud with actor Rupert Everett, reason is unknown
Joe Perry
-Birth name: Anthony Joseph Pereira
-DOB: 9/10/2017
-Where: Lawrence, Massachusetts
-He met his current wife Billie when shooting the video for "Black Velvet Pants" with his band the Joe Perry Project in 1983
Tom Hardy
-Birth name: Edward Thomas Hardy
-DOB: 9/15/1977
-Where: London, England
-He is known for having very full lips and bluish-green eyes
Yao Ming
-DOB: 9/12/1980
-Where: Shanghai, China
-In the 2002 NBA draft, he was the #1 overall draft as an international player from the basketball team in his hometown, the Shanghai Sharks
David McCallum
-Birth name: David Keith McCallum
-DOB: 9/19/1933
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-While filming The Great Escape, he became good friends with Donald Pleasance and James Garner
Twiggy
-Birth name: Leslie Hornby
-DOB: 9/19/1949
-Where: Neasden, England
-Got her nickname from her absurdly thin figure
Ian McShane
-DOB: 9/29/1942
-Where: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
-Known for playing villains or rogue-type characters
Harriet Walter
-Birth name: Harriet Mary Walter
-DOB: 9/24/1950
-Where: London, England
-Actor Christopher Lee is her uncle
Jeremy Irons
-Birth name: Jeremy John Irons
-DOB: 9/19/1948
-Where: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
-He is considered to be a "thinking woman's pin up", referencing the fact that a lot of the films he does are thought-provoking
Avril Lavigne
-Birth name: Avril Ramona Lavigne
-DOB: 9/27/1984
-Where: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
-Known for her pink and black color scheme

Monday, August 28, 2017

Prisoners

This is a recent movie starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal
Summary
-Keller Dover is a contractor with his own business. On Thanksgiving, his daughter Anna and her friend Joy disappear without a trace. The only lead is on an old rusted-out RV that was seen in the premises of where they disappeared. When the police investigate, the detective heading the investigation, Det. Loki, arrests the driver of the RV, one Alex Jones, but releases him due to lack of evidence. Fully convinced that Alex is the one responsible for his daughter's disappearance, Keller takes the law into his own hands and proceeds to try and beat the answer out of Alex.





Cast
-Hugh Jackman: Keller Dover
-Jake Gyllenhaal: Det. Loki
-Viola Davis: Nancy Birch
-Terrence Howard: Franklin Birch
-Maria Bello: Grace Dover
-Melissa Leo: Holly Jones
-Paul Dano: Alex Jones
-Dylan Minnette: Ralph Dover
-Zoe Soul: Eliza Birch
-Erin Gerasimovich: Anna Dover
-Kyla-Drew: Joy Birch
-Wayne Duvall: Capt. Richard O'Malley
-Len Cariou: Father Patrick Dunn

Did You Know?
-During the scene where Holly makes Keller drink a tainted substance to find out where his daughter is strongly resembles a scene from the 1988 film The Vanishing and the 1993 US remake The Vanishing, where a character searching for his missing girlfriend is forced to drink a heavily drugged coffee by the kidnapper in order to be taken to where she is
-In one of the original cuts of the movie, Hugh Jackman was supposed to remain missing, never to be discovered by the police. This was deemed too bleak for the movie
-During the scene where Holly asks Keller to drink a little more was improvised. She thought Hugh Jackman wasn't drinking enough of the substance to be believable
-The symbols on Loki's hands are zodiac signs-Leo, Scorpio, Aries, Virgo. Jake Gyllenhaal starred in the movie Zodiac

Rob Halford on LGBT rights

"I always thought things would be better". This is what Rob Halford, front man for legendary British speed metal band Judas Priest had to say about the current state of affairs in the LGBT communities.
He always thought things would improve over time, like the old adage "Time heals all wounds". Apparently some wounds still refuse to heal. He thought things about gay rights would improve, but sadly no. He said he is happy with the warmth and kindness he has received from the hard rock community after coming out of the closet in 1998. He was actually worried at first about coming out as gay, thinking he would suffer from some sort of fallout effect

"I just get so frustrated and angry that here we are in 2017. Because of that society I grew up in, and to a still great extent today, we have this tremendous push back in equality. I always kind of felt, as I was going through my teen years, my twenties and my thirties, things would be better – but they’re not. There’s still a long way to go in America and in my home country. And in some parts of the world, people like me get thrown off buildings. People like me get hung, just because of who we are." He told Blabbermouth.

Rob compared struggles of LGBT people to the types of struggles faced by "people of color" and "people having tremendous difficulties with accepting religions". He added "It’s a crazy world. You’d think that by now we’d have just figured things out – live and let live, love each other and just accept each other for who we are. Life is short."

He recalled the moment he came out as gay during an MTV interview. "The thing about gay people is that, until we come out of the closet, we’re always protecting other people – ‘I can’t do this, because it’s gonna hurt so-and-so.’ We’re trying to live the lives of other people, and that’s the worst thing you can do. You’ve gotta learn to love yourself, then you can go out in the world and try and figure everything else out. So I said that thing, and I went back to the hotel and I thought, ‘What have I done? There’s going to be a fallout."

After coming out, he experienced not a fallout, but an outpouring of respect and kindness. His bandmates in Judas Priest had no issue with him being gay. Even bassist Ian Hill was quoted as saying "we always knew he was gay but we treated him like a normal human being because that's the way gay people should be treated."

He mentioned "I’d never seen such an outpouring of love in all my life from everybody in the metal community. Rob, we don’t care. We want you to be who you are.’ That was a tremendously uplifting moment for me. This just goes to show you that we in the metal community – probably because of the push back we felt because of the music we love – we are the most tolerant, the most open-minded, the most loving, the most accepting of all the kinds of music in rock’n’roll. So it was a great moment."

Bruce Dickinson is working on another memoir-this one written in his hand

I already pre-ordered this and am eagerly awaiting to read it. I bet with him writing it instead of an author, there will be no errors of spelling or grammar and no reason to doubt the truth written before you.

Considering this new book of his will be written completely in his hand, there is zero chance that this one will have spelling or grammatical errors, as prior books have had. Examples include, Bruce's name being spelled "Burce" or his sister Helen's name being spelled "Helena" or his school name being spelled "Oundale" instead of "Oundle".
This new memoir, titled What Does This Button Do?, is due out Oct. 19 all over the world and Oct. 31 in the US. This book, written completely in his hand, filling seven notebooks, will look back on his life from day 1 all the way through his years trying to become a famous musician in bands like Shots, Styx (different than the band known for "Renegade), Speed, Samson, Iron Maiden, to his very scary cancer situation until current day.

For the press release, they described it as "A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer. Bruce shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his 30 years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo and realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets."

This book will highlight some parts of his life that he had kept very well guarded, such as his childhood, his years at boarding school, his role as a father to three kids, one of whom fronts a hard rock band called As Lions and it will also go into detail about his fight with tongue cancer and how it delayed the release of Iron Maiden's 2015 The Book of Souls album. The band had actually just finished an exhausting world tour in support of the album. The book is available for pre-order now, and depending on what part of the world you live in, you might get it sooner than others.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Ronnie Wood has a cancer scare

If you don't know the name Ronnie Wood, no matter. He's a guitar player, formerly of The Faces but now The Rolling Stones. He's recently had a major cancer scare.
Back in May, it was discovered that a cancerous lesion was found on the lung of former Faces but current Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. He had the piece of his lung with the cancer in it removed for safety. He was lucky that the cancer was detected early and that no chemotherapy treatments were required. He still worried that if it wasn't discovered, he might not survive.

"There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains – time to say goodbye,” he told Event. “You never know what is going to happen"

It was discovered during a mandatory physical in preparation for next month's European tour. He says what followed that discovery "a week of tests. They needed to know if it had set up encampments and spread to my lymph nodes. If that had happened it would have been all over for me. … I was prepared for bad news but I also had faith it would be OK. Apart from the doctors, we didn’t tell anyone because we didn’t want to put anyone else though the hell we were going through. But I made up my mind that if it had spread I wasn’t going to go through chemo, I wasn’t going to use that bayonet in my body"

He said that one particular reason for not wanting to go through chemo was "I wasn’t going to lose my hair. This hair wasn’t going anywhere."

He says that even he is not shocked that it was discovered. The last time he had a chest X-ray was in 2002 in rehab and years of smoking cigarettes, which he had quit a year before the birth of his twin daughters.

"I had this thought at the back of my mind after I gave up smoking a year ago. How can I have got through 50 years of chain-smoking – and all the rest of my bad habits – without something going on in there?" He credits his wife, Sally Humphries, for helping him through

Later on, he said "Did I think I’d ever make it to see this? Hell no! Someone up there must like me. And luckily someone down here likes me too."

Happy Birthday to Bruce Dickinson

Happy Birthday to Paul Bruce Dickinson, aka Bruce Dickinson, who turns 59 today. The Worksop, Nottinghamshire-born singer hits the big 5-9 today!!

Cute Guy Monday: Rain

If you've seen the film Ninja Assassins, then you'll know that Rain plays the main character, Raizo
Birth name: Jeong Ji-Hoon
DOB: 6/25/1982
Where: Seoul, South Korea

Trivia
-His favorite actress is Gong Li
-Sang at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
-His mother died when he was in his teens and he lived in poverty
-On Feb. 2, 2006, he had his first American concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It sold out immediately and added another show on Feb. 3, which also sold out immediately
-Was extremely shy as a child
-In the sixth grade, he became extremely interested in dance and learned by watching moves he saw on TV and learning from older street dancers
-Has a sister named Hana

Friday, July 14, 2017

Random thought: related to music

Am I the only one who thinks that Blaze Bayley of Iron Maiden looks slightly similar to Peter Steele of Type O Negative? Just curious. At least when they were younger. Seeing Blaze Bayley now, wow!! What a difference time has made, and definitely not for the better, rofl! That picture of Blaze then is definitely different now. He's with a lot less hair and little more weight and I don't mean muscle, rofl!!
Blaze Bayley, formerly of Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden

Peter Steele, Type O Negative

Two new artists found!

Lauren Harris/The Raven Age

Ironically, they both have something in common-both have the same dad, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden fame, and both are musicians. Lauren is hard rock while The Raven Age is straight up metal. And obviously George Harris has a preference for tattoos like his dad because in the picture of The Raven Age, George is the one to the immediate right of the guy in front; his whole left arm is almost completely covered in a sleeve, but it is hidden. I discovered these two because I had heard about through Facebook. I like the Steve Harris Fan Club page on Facebook and whoever does the posting usually mentions these guys if they are on tour or are on tour with Steve's side band, British Lion. Or they will get photographed with their father, bass player Steve Harris.


Lauren Harris

The Raven Age