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Happy New Year Last month my husband asked me what my New Years resolution would be and as I sat to ponder what type of resolution I could make he quickly informed he had already picked one out for me. Hhhmm..you know it is never good when someone knows exactly what you need to improve upon and they are quick to tell you. As it turns out I have a huge flaw and in case you did not know this….I am a control freak. I’m known amongst my friends, family and coworkers as being the one who herds the group and gets everyone focused on the task at hand. I’ve been called bossy, though I’d argue that I am a decision-maker. I don’t allow myself to be pushed around. I am stubborn, I always need a plan and I am quick to pass judgement. Here’s the question I have. Is it so bad to be a control freak? Why does it sound so bad? Would things get done if there wasn’t a control freak in the midst? On behalf of all control freaks, I’d like to say that it’s not a bad thing. I’d also like to take this opportunity to dispel any myths or misconceptions about control freaks. Myth #1: Control freaks are uptight. Far from it. I like to let loose just as much as the next girl. Although I am a control freak, I can also be spontaneous and daring. I do try new things (as long as it is something I choose to do). Myth #2: Control freaks are bossy. The worse thing to a control freak is a person who can’t make decisions. Control freaks simply try to help indecisive people make up their minds through logical situation analysis (or in my case I make the decision for them). Myth #3: Control freaks are hard to work with. Not so. Control freaks are highly productive individuals who thrive with others who are highly productive. If there is a weak link in a group project, a control freak is likely the person to kick that lazy person out. Myth #4: Control freaks are bitches. Bitchiness has nothing to do with being a control freak. Control freaks might get annoyed if decisions aren’t being made, but everyone can get irritated. (I just speak my mind more than most). Myth #5: Control freaks can’t take criticism. Control freaks strive for the best experiences and overall improvement. Control freaks understand that they don’t know everything and are willing to learn from others. (Though my way is usaully better.) They are not always perfectionists, but similar traits may apply. So as I promise to try to be more patient and understanding this year I am going to take deep breathes, bite my tongue and probably acquire a huge ulcer all in the name of letting go and giving up my horrible habit. And being a control freak means I have to see this through to the end… which means… there is going to be a lot of unorganized chaos happening this year!
Community Calendar WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5 9:30AM-1:45PM AMARILLO SYMPHONY CONCERTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE GLOBE NEWS CENTER THURSDAY JANUARY 6 9:30AM-1:45PM AMARILLO SYMPHONY CONCERTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE GLOBE NEWS CENTER SATURDAY JANUARY 8 10:00AM-2:00PM 2ND ANNUAL PULLDOWN CLIMBING COMPETITION AMARILLO ROCK CLIMBING HOUSE $35.00 PER PERSON 11:00AM TRI-STATE OPEN CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP REX BAXTER BUILDING/ TRI STATE FAIRGROUNDS SUNDAY JANUARY 9 12:30PM-4:30PM HIGH PLAINS WEDDINGS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER HERITAGE ROOM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 10:00AM-7:00PM TOWN SQUARE MEDIA JOB FAIR AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER GRAND PLAZA FREE TO ATTEND
THURSDAY JANUARY 13 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $17.00 PER PERSON FRIDAY JANUARY 14 7:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS TOPEKA ROAD RUNNERS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $19.00 PER PERSON SATURDAY JANUARY 15 2:00PM-4:00PM BOOK SIGNING “LITTLE GIRL BLUE” BY RANDY SCHMIDT BARNES & NOBLES 7:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS TOPEKA ROAD RUNNERS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $19.00 PER PERSON
January 2011 THURSDAY JANUARY 20 9:30AM- 2:00PM ARCHEOLOGY DAY PANHANDLE PLAINS MUSEUM MUSEUM WIDE GRADES 4-8 $3.00 PER STUDENT 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $17.00 PER PERSON FRIDAY JANUARY 21 8:00AM-12:00PM SENIOR ADVANTAGE HEALTH FAIR PAVILION AUDITORIUM/ NORTHWEST TEXAS HOSPITAL FREE TO ATTEND 8:00PM AMARILLO SYMPHONY “FIREBIRD” AMARILLO GLOBE NEWS CENTER $17.00-$50.00 PER PERSON 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $19.00 PER PERSON SATURDAY JANUARY 22 7:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON
8:00PM AMARILLO SYMPHONY “FIREBIRD” AMARILLO GLOBE NEWS CENTER $17.00-$50.00 PER PERSON 8:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $19.00 PER PERSON SUNDAY JANUARY 23 6:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS CORPUS CHRISTI ICE RAYS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON 6:00PM “ON GOLDEN POND” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE $17.00 PER PERSON TUESDAY JANUARY 25 7:00PM “HOW TO IDENTIFY VISUAL PROBLEMS” A PRESENTATION BY DR THOMPSON WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FREE TO ATTEND/ FREE REFRESHMENTS
Community Calendar January 2011 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26 11:30AM-2:00PM MAN/WOMEN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER HERITAGE ROOM 7:30PM BROADWAY SHOW “ALUMINUM” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM
7:30PM “LIVERPOOL LEGENDS” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM $20.00-$30.00 PER PERSON TUESDAYS FEBRUARY 1 10:00AM-2:00PM WINDOW OF WONDER WORLD PRESENTS “HOT PEAS AND BUTTER” GLOBE NEWS CENTER
THURSDAY JANUARY 27 7:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS NEW MEXICO MUSTANGS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2 10:00AM-2:00PM WINDOW OF WONDER WORLD PRESENTS “HOT PEAS AND BUTTER” GLOBE NEWS CENTER
7:30PM BROADWAY SHOW “ALUMINUM” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 10:00AM-11:00AM STEPHEN FITE CONCERT AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM
FRIDAY JANUARY 28 10:30AM-1:00PM LONE STAR BALLET “THE CHILDREN’S RAIN FORREST ODYSSEY” GLOBE NEWS CENTER
7:00PM-11:00PM AMARILLO BULLS VS NEW MEXICO MUSTANGS AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM $10.00-$16.00 PER PERSON
12:00PM-6:00PM OUTDOOR WORLD AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER MULTIPLE ROOMS
7:30PM AMARILLO OPERA “LIFT EVERY VOICE” GLOBE NEWS CENTER $13.00 PER PERSON
SATURDAY JANUARY 29 10:00AM-9:00PM OUTDOOR WORLD AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER MULTIPLE ROOMS SUNDAY JANUARY 30 10:00AM-6:00PM OUTDOOR WORLD AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER MULTIPLE ROOMS
Karen Carpenter biographer to sign Little Girl Blue in Amarillo January 15th
Randy L. Schmidt began his career as a music educator in Amarillo ISD at Carver Elementary Academy in 1998. On Saturday, January 15, the Denton-based elementary music teacher and author returns to Amarillo to sign copies of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, his criticallyacclaimed biography of the singer whose life he’s researched for more than two decades. Recently published by Chicago Review Press (US) and Omnibus Press (UK), Little Girl Blue has been featured on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition” and other television programs. The New York Times named the book one of its prestigious “Editor’s Choice” titles and called it “[A] heartrending biography . . . [A] compassionate book, which gives a tortured waif the third dimension she deserved.” People magazine gave Little Girl Blue three stars and said the book adds “new dimension and some alarming detail to a familiar story. . . . Schmidt succeeds in bringing a gifted, troubled musician to vivid life.” Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Southern California superstar. Karen was the instantly recognizable lead singer of the Carpenters. The top-selling American musical act of the 1970s, they delivered the love songs that defined a generation. Karen’s velvety voice on a string of 16 consecutive Top 20 hits from 1970 to 1976including “Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Superstar,” and “Top of the World”—propelled the duo to worldwide stardom and record sales of more than 100 million. During their short musical career, the Carpenters released ten studio albums, toured more than 200 days a year, taped five television specials, and won three Grammys and an American Music Award. But that’s only a part of Karen’s story. Little Girl Blue reveals Karen’s heartbreaking struggles with her mother, brother, and husband; the intimate disclosures she made to her closest friends; her love for playing drums and her frustrated quest for solo stardom; and the ups and downs of her treatment for anorexia nervosa. After her shocking death at 32 years of age in 1983, she became the proverbial poster child for that disorder; but the other causes of her decline are laid bare for the first time in this moving account. Schmidt will sign copies of Little Girl Blue from 2:00-4:00 on Saturday, January 15, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2415 Soncy Road in Amarillo.
Don’t you hate it when….
Jeremy Ruiz Owner / Jolz Salon
Jeremy Ruiz has worked in the Amarillo area for over 20 years. He is the owner of Jolz Hair Salon here in Amarillo.
you walk in for a wave, and leave with a fro you ask for a Brazilian wax and they break out the tweezers? you ask for highlights and leave with orange hair you show up for a pedi and notice yesterdays toe funk floating in the water you want a polish change and do not want a flower for the 50th time your stylist is paying more attention to their cell phone than your hair you wish you would have brought your duct take for the other clients kids mouth after being shampooed your first thought is “don’t you wish everyone used Dial” you go in for a pedicure and the manicurist says “ooh, you need 2 flowers for that big toe” you walk in sporting your daisy dukes and they say “you must be here for the bikini wax” you leave the salon, look in your mirror to realize that the sunglasses are the only fashionable things on your head your dreds are beginning to resemble to algae in your fish tank your hair has had too much backcombing and all your lacking is the facemask to complete your football helmet you are getting a makeover and toward the end realize that you had a booger and no one told you you leave the salon looking worse than when you came in you realize your new stylist is the same person who gave the “the holiday bird” in the mall parking lot Okay, guess I will quit now. I just thought we could all use some humor after the hectic holidays. The New Year is here and resolutions are upon us, so just a quick reminder; be bold in making your changes. A new you could be fun & exciting. So trust your stylist and have a good time. If you are lost on this quest, and in need of direction, please give me a call. I will be happy to direct you to a top-notch salon near you. Happy New Year!
THURSDAY JANUARY 6 - FRIDAY JANUARY 14
Calendar THURSDAY JANUARY 6 Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Bobby McCauley @ HOOTS Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B-Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS Throwback Thursdays @ WHISKEY RIVER Poker Night @ MULLIGANS Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ WILDCARD B-Man Karaoke @ RUNAWAY HOG Kickshickers @ VFW POST Andy Chase @ LEALS What the Freak? Freakshow w/Mag 7 @ EBGBS FRIDAY JANUARY 7 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED B Man Karaoke @ SASSYS Songbird Karaoke w/Linda @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ BAILEYS Karaoke @ PINE SHED Karaoke @ CACTUS Live dj @ DUGOUT Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORT BAR Thompson Square @ MIDNIGHT RODEO Mario Flores & Soda Creek Band @ WESTERN HORSEMAN Matt Lamburg @ BUTLERS SATURDAY JANUARY 8 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED Dj Tra-C @ SASSYS Songbird Karaoke w/Linda @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ BAILEYS Karaoke @ PINE SHED
B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ Karaoke @ CACTUS Live dj @ DUGOUT Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORTS BAR B Man Karaoke @ WHISKEYS LOUNGE Yvonne Pierre @ BUFFALO WILD WINGS Diamondback TX @ MIDNIGHT RODEO Fat Chance @ OHANAS Mario Flores & Soda Creek Band @ WESTERN HORSEMAN Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS SUNDAY JANUARY 9 Karaoke @ BAILEYS Open Mic Night @ WHISKEY RIVER B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ Tejano Night @ WESTERN HORSEMAN MONDAY JANUARY 10 B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET ON GEORGIA TUESDAY JANUARY 11 Two Step Tuesday @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ DUGOUT B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET I-40 & COULTER B Man Karaoke @ WHISKERS LOUNGE Andy Chase @ 575 PIZZERIA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED Live dj w/Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ CACTUS Dj Element @ ROUNDERS
Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS SALOON Country Night @ SASSYS THURSDAY JANUARY 13 Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Bobby McCauley @ HOOTS Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B-Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS Throwback Thursdays @ WHISKEY RIVER Poker Night @ MULLIGANS Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ WILDCARD B-Man Karaoke @ RUNAWAY HOG Kickshickers @ VFW POST Andy Chase @ LEALS Riverside Gamblers & Casey Berry @ SKOOTERZ FRIDAY JANUARY 14 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED B Man Karaoke @ SASSYS Songbird Karaoke w/Linda @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ BAILEYS Karaoke @ PINE SHED Karaoke @ CACTUS Live dj @ DUGOUT Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORT BAR Stoney Larue @ MIDNIGHT RODEO Bakersfield Twang @ LOWERYS SALOON Raizin Kane @ WESTERN HORSEMAN Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS
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SUNDAY JANUARY 16 - TUESDAY JANUARY 25
Calendar SUNDAY JANUARY 16 Karaoke @ BAILEYS Open Mic Night @ WHISKEY RIVER B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ Tejano Night @ WESTERN HORSEMAN MONDAY JANUARY 17 B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET ON GEORGIA
Throwback Thursdays @ WHISKEY RIVER Poker Night @ MULLIGANS Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ WILDCARD B-Man Karaoke @ RUNAWAY HOG Kickshickers @ VFW POST Andy Chase @ LEALS Junior Brown @ GOLDEN LIGHT
FRIDAY JANUARY 21 TUESDAY JANUARY 18 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED Two Step Tuesday @ WHISKEY B Man Karaoke @ SASSYS RIVER Lee Scheetz & Borderline @ Karaoke @ DUGOUT DUKE TRACYS B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET Karaoke @ BAILEYS I-40 & COULTER Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ WHISKERS Karaoke @ CACTUS LOUNGE Live dj @ DUGOUT Andy Chase @ 575 PIZZERIA Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORT BAR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19 Granger Smith @ MIDNIGHT Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED RODEO Live dj w/Dj Doughboy @ DUKE Beatnix @ OHANAS TRACYS Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER @ GOLDEN LIGHT Karaoke @ CACTUS Marc Rizzo & Staci Grim @ Dj Element @ ROUNDERS EBGBS Karaoke @ PINE SHED Red River Junction @ WESTERN B Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS HORSEMAN SALOON Various Librarians @ BUTLERS Country Night @ SASSYS Marc Rizzo & Staci Grim @ SATURDAY JANUARY 22 EBGBS Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED Dj Tra-C @ SASSYS THURSDAY JANUARY 20 Songbird Karaoke w/Linda @ Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS DUKE TRACYS Bobby McCauley @ HOOTS Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ ROUND- Karaoke @ BAILEYS ERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ B-Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS Karaoke @ CACTUS Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS Live dj @ DUGOUT
Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORTS BAR B Man Karaoke @ WHISKEYS LOUNGE Yvonne Pierre @ BUFFALO WILD WINGS Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward @ GOLDEN LIGHT Red River Junction @ WESTERN HORSEMAN Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS SUNDAY JANUARY 23 Karaoke @ BAILEYS Open Mic Night @ WHISKEY RIVER B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ Tejano Night @ WESTERN HORSEMAN MONDAY JANUARY 24 B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET ON GEORGIA TUESDAY JANUARY 25 Two Step Tuesday @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ DUGOUT B Man Karaoke @ WINGSTREET I-40 & COULTER B Man Karaoke @ WHISKERS LOUNGE Andy Chase @ 575 PIZZERIA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26 Karaoke @ NO DOGS ALLOWED Live dj w/Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ CACTUS Dj Element @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS SALOON
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THURSDAY JANUARY 27 - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4
Calendar THURSDAY JANUARY 27 Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Bobby McCauley @ HOOTS Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B-Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS Throwback Thursdays @ WHISKEY RIVER Poker Night @ MULLIGANS Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ WILDCARD B-Man Karaoke @ RUNAWAY HOG Kickshickers @ VFW POST Andy Chase @ LEALS
Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER Karaoke @ BAILEYS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ FRIENDZ Karaoke @ CACTUS Live dj @ DUGOUT Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ CP’S SPORTS BAR B Man Karaoke @ WHISKEYS LOUNGE Casey Berry @ HOOTS Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS
Dj Element @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED B Man Karaoke @ LOWERYS SALOON Country Night @ SASSYS
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3 Dj Doughboy @ DUKE TRACYS Bobby McCauley @ HOOTS Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ ROUNDERS Karaoke @ PINE SHED SUNDAY JANUARY 30 B-Man Karaoke @ LOWKaraoke @ BAILEYS ERYS Open Mic Night @ WHIS- Dj Gemini @ BUTLERS KEY RIVER Throwback Thursdays @ B Man Karaoke @ WHISKEY RIVER FRIENDZ Poker Night @ MULLITejano Night @ WESTERN GANS FRIDAY JANUARY 28 HORSEMAN Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ NO DOGS Karaoke @ WILDCARD ALLOWED MONDAY JANUARY 31 B-Man Karaoke @ RUNB Man Karaoke @ SASSYS B Man Karaoke @ WING- AWAY HOG Songbird Karaoke w/Linda STREET ON GEORGIA Kickshickers @ VFW POST @ DUKE TRACYS Andy Chase @ LEALS Karaoke @ BAILEYS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1 Karaoke @ PINE SHED Two Step Tuesday @ FRIDAY Karaoke @ CACTUS WHISKEY RIVER FEBRUARY 4 Live dj @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ DUGOUT Karaoke @ NO DOGS Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ B Man Karaoke @ WING- ALLOWED CP’S SPORT BAR STREET I-40 & COULTER B Man Karaoke @ SASSYS Wade Bowen @ MIDB Man Karaoke @ WHISSongbird Karaoke w/Linda NIGHT RODEO KERS LOUNGE @ DUKE TRACYS Ray Wilson & The Texas Andy Chase @ 575 PIZZE- Karaoke @ BAILEYS Heat @ CATTLE CALL RIA Karaoke @ PINE SHED TOO Karaoke @ CACTUS Brandon Todd @ BUTWEDNESDAY Live dj @ DUGOUT LERS FEBRUARY 2 Karaoke w/Dj Inferno @ Karaoke @ NO DOGS CP’S SPORT BAR SATURDAY JANUARY 29 ALLOWED Hard Tymes @ LOWERYS Karaoke @ NO DOGS Live dj w/Dj Doughboy @ SALOON ALLOWED DUKE TRACYS Buster Bledsoe @ WESTDj Tra-C @ SASSYS Karaoke @ WHISKEY ERN HORSEMAN Songbird Karaoke w/Linda RIVER @ DUKE TRACYS Karaoke @ CACTUS
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Paramore's Hayley Williams Names New Touring Bandmates Two weeks after departed Paramore members Josh and Zac Farro aired their dirty laundry in a scathing blog post, singer Hayley Williams has confirmed that the band has locked in two replacements for its upcoming South American tour. Former Tait guitarist (and brother of Paramore's Taylor York) Justin York, will take over for Josh Farro during the run, while veteran drummer Josh Freese (the Vandals, A Perfect Circle) will replace Zac Farro. Williams revealed the news to fans on Twitter on Thursday (Dec. 30), explaining that "neither Josh freese nor Justin York are joining as members, just helping us for the South American tour." Paramore's tour, which kicks off on Feb. 16 in Brazil, follows the sudden departure of the Farro brothers and a controversial blog post attributed to Josh Farro, which claims that the band's label and management made Williams' bandmates feel like hired guns. "The band was in the dark the whole time," reads Farro's post. "After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic records. We didn't understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a 'band', but we were too young to grasp all of this." Despite the ugly split, Williams, Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis are apparently pushing forward with the follow-up to their third album, 2009's "Brand New Eyes." In a later Twitter post, Williams says that York "sent me the 1st official demo for me to write lyrics to. And I am so hopeful and motivated for the future!!"
Kim Kardashian Debuts 'Turn It Up' Song on New Year's Eve Kim Kardashian rang in 2011 by making her first foray into the music world, as the reality TV star premiered her new song at a New Year's Eve party at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas. In a video that captured the song's unveiling, Kardashian is seen giving the crowd a brief introduction before launching into a new song that advises, "Turn it up, DJ!" "I didn't mean to, but I did this song with The-Dream, and it's really fun! I hope you guys like it!" Kardashian, 30, tells the crowd. Reportedly titled "Turn It Up," the song features a steady dance beat, R&B-inflected pop production by The-Dream and a percussion-heavy breakdown. Kardashian, who has parlayed tabloid and reality TV fame (her family is documented on E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians") into a business empire, also alluded to her musical side project on Twitter over the holidays, writing, "2011 is all about trying new things and going for it! I'm starting mine [with] something fun and crazy!" Along with The-Dream, Kardashian is rumored to be working with Kanye West on her forthcoming debut album, after the two were spotted outside a California recording studio. Kardashian also posted a pair of photos on Twitter that are believed to be the first images from her first music video shoot: in one, she sports a white fur and "Bo Derek braids," while the other shows her rocking sunglasses and red highlights.
Alicia Keys Drops New Song 'Speechless'
Mo Motherhood has put Alicia Keys in the mood to write new songs. Hubby Swizz moo Beatz debuted Keys' latest, "Speechless," Bea on hhis website as part of his Monster Mondays. Mo The ballad samples Kanye West's "Devil in a New Dress" and finds Keys doing what she does best: singing about love. wha "I'm at a brand-new time in my life and a brand new feeling, and it's like this little bran guy, man, he takes my breath away," Keys guy says before starting the first verse. The say pian piano-heavy tune gets funky once the chorus kicks in. cho On the chorus, the R&B singer expresses her joy over the new love of her life, singing, "Makes you speechless, baby/ i Don't know what to say/ I'm just speechless, baby/ The poet in me has gone away."
away," as the song fades out. In a video posted on the site, Keys opens up about writing the song, saying, "I always start writing at the piano, because I just feel like it's the best way to get the song out. It makes me take everything else away, and it just makes me, like, I get into it." Beatz also appears in the video, noting that the song is just a fun little gift to Keys' fans. "This should be a treat for the fans," he said. "This will be a treat."
After she gave birth to Egypt, Keys noted that she felt inspired to pen a song for her son. "Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I'm learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before," Midway through the track, Eve makes an appearance. The tough rapper shows her Keys wrote in a blog. "Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to soft side, spitting rhymes like, "In the morning when I rise up/ Go to the window truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time and I smile, put my eyes up/ Stare in the toward it. It feels really incredible â€” so clouds, like, 'Wow, look at my luck.' " peaceful, so complete and long overdue." Keys finishes the track with the song's chorus. She laughs, "You take my breath
Lennon's 'Abbey Road' Suit Sells for $46k in Auction
The white two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album has been sold at auction in Connecticut for $46,000. The suit and other Beatles memorabilia were sold Saturday at the Braswell Galleries' annual New Year's Day auction to an online bidder who wished to remain anonymous. Owner Kathy Braswell tells the Connecticut Post the holiday auction is their biggest event of the year. The suit was custom made for Lennon by French designer Ted Lapidus. Hank Gioiella of Darien paid $5,500 for a rusted green 1972 Chrysler station wagon Lennon and Yoko Ono owned.
Widespread Panic to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in 2011
Widespread Panic is planning to keep "a pretty high profile" in 2011, as the Georgia jam band marks its 25th anniversary. "I plan to do a lot of celebrating," Dave Schools -- who will also be releasing an album by his other band, Stockholm Syndrome, next year -tells Billboard.com. "Twenty-five years is kind of a milestone to keep a band together through all the things we've been through. We've never had a chance to sit back and go, 'God, there's a lot of gigs under the belt.' So it'll be a good time to go, 'OK guys, we've made it a lot farther than
anyone could have imagined'...and take a good, hard look at how we can take this further, how we can continue to evolve as a group of people, not only musically but spiritually and hopefully in a positive way." With "Dirty Side Down" only seven months old, Schools says he doesn't anticipate a new Widespread Panic album in the new year, but he's sure the group will be touring. And he says there's "some pretty serious backing for a major documentary over the course of next year," which the group began filming over Halloween weekend in New Orleans and which will include both newly shot and archival footage. When the celebration isn't keeping him busy, however, Schools plans to focus on Stockholm Syndrome, which he launched in 2004 with Jerry Joseph of Portland's Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons and resumed this year to make a second album, "Apollo" with Schools producing and Widespread Panic cohort John Keane engineering. The album comes out Feb. 15, and quintet will be part of Jam Cruise 9 in January and start a West Coast tour on Feb. 18-19 in San Francisco. More dates will be added to the itinerary soon, Schools says. "We'll be touring as much as we can throughout the year," he promises. "We want to really roll out the carpet and let the word out that there's a new record. We can take this music out and let people hear that it's more than just a hobby side project. It definitely evolved quickly into something that's beyond that. It's living, breathing. It's a band."
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