NEWS OCTOBER 2009

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Sabato 31 Ottobre / Saturday October 31, 2009

[BOOTLEG] 23RD BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT - OCTOBER 25, 2009

23RD ANNUAL BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT
Sheryl Crow's Set
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, California, USA
October 25th, 2009

CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording
Time: 31m 54s
Taper: Ridemyllama

Lineage: Recorded 102 Center
Schoeps>Nbox>Edirol R-09>Soundforge for slight editing
Very good recording


TRACKLISTING

01. Love is Free
02. No one said it would be easy
03. Drunk with the Thought of You
04. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
05. Lullaby For Wyatt
06. f It Makes You Happy
07. Soak Up The Sun


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Giovedi' 29 Ottobre / Thursday October 29, 2009

[PICS] HEALTY CHILD, HEALTHY WORLD GALA - OCTOBER 28


Sheryl with Jessica Capshaw and Amy Smart arrive at the Healthy Child Healthy World Gala held at the Montage Hotel on October 28, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California


Sheryl with Healty Child Healthy World CEO Christopher Gavigan

Photos by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

http://healthychild.org/

 

Mercoledi' 28 Ottobre / Wednesday October 28, 2009

[VIDEO] LULLABY FOR WYATT - BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, OCT 26



...with Jeremy Stacey on piano! :-)

 

Lunedi' 26 Ottobre / Monday October 26, 2009

[PICS] BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, DAY 2 - OCTOBER 25

Mountain View, California - Sheryl performs as part of the 23rd Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 25, 2009 (Photos by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

[NEWS] SHERYL CROW AND JACKSON BROWN, 2010 JAPAN TOUR!

Yes! You have read that correctly! Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne will tour together next year!

Here's the dates:

March 2
Tokyo
Venue: Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall
Capacity: 5,102
Website: http://www.t-i-forum.co.jp

March 3
Kobe
Venue: Kobe Kokusai Kaikan Hall
Capacity: 2,112
Website: http://www.kih.co.jp/index.php

March 5
Nagoya
Venue: Zepp Nagoya
Capacity: 1,792
Website: http://www.zepp.co.jp/

March 7
Kanazawa
Venue: Kanazawa-shi Bunka Hall
Capacity: 899
Website: http://www.kanazawa-cb.com
(Note: only Sheryl)

March 8
Osaka
Venue: Grand Cube
Capacity: 2,754
Website: www.gco.co.jp

March 9
Hiroshima
Venue: Hiroshima Alsok Hall
Capacity: 1,730
Website: http://www.alsok.hall-info.jp/facilities/index.html

March 11
Tokyo
Venue: Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall
Capacity: 5,102
Website: http://www.t-i-forum.co.jp

Source

Ann? Are you ready for a trip? :-)


(Thanks for the heads-up McFitzson!)

 

Domenica 25 Ottobre / Sunday October 25, 2009

[NEWS] BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, DAY 1 - THE SET LIST, THE SET LIST! (AND 2 BONUS PICS!)

Argh, I just realized i had forgot the set list:

- Love is Free
- No one said it would be easy
- Drunk with the Thought of You
- You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
- Lullaby For Wyatt
- If It Makes You Happy
- Soak Up The Sun

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[VIDEO] BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, DAY 1 - OCTOBER 24


"Drunk With The Thought Of You" & " You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"


"It If Makes You Happy"

 
"Love is Free"


"Soak Up The Sun"

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[BITS & PIECES] BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, DAY 1 - OCTOBER 24

Bridge benefit: Sheryl Crow's 'favorite gig in the world'

October 24, 2009 | 9:39 pm

The esteem musicians hold for the mission of the Bridge School Benefit coordinators, Neil and Pegi Young, is hard to overstate. And impossible to miss.

Virtually every act so far tonight has expressed some variation of describing it as "an honor and a privilege to be here."

Sheryl Crow just upped the ante at the top of her 30-minute set.

 "This is my favorite gig in the world," she said, "after 20 years of touring."

She made a nifty segue early on from her "Drunk With the Thought of You" into the Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," acknowledging just how strongly her song was influenced in chord progression, meter and tempo by the Fab Four's classic.

And she made a chilly fall night in Northern California feel like a summer day at the beach with a breezy rendition of "Soak Up the Sun" that got the bundled-up fans on their feet singing along.

No wonder she loves this gig.

--Randy Lewis

Source :
Pop & Hiss - THE L.A. TIMES MUSIC BLOG


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vanessabrunner: Drinking wine and listening to Sheryl Crow and Neil Young on a perfect night at Shoreline. Not a bad Saturday...

bleulinus: Listening to Sheryl Crow at Bridge School Concert reminds me of one of my all-time fave songs - "I Shall Believe"

sclark1138: Sheryl Crow is singing on stage, she wants to tell everyone "Lighten Up".

VinceSollitto: Sheryl Crow just finished; she was great. Waiting for Jimmy Buffet!

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ssavitsky: Through Fleet Foxes, Monsters of Folk, and Sheryl Crow thus far. All excellent. Bring on Mr. Martin!

Jukeboxphd: So so set list for Sheryl Crow here at Bridge School Concert.

loreleishellist: Sheryl Crow Has the Cutest Band! :-)



From: http://shellatscu.blogspot.com

"Sheryl Crow was the first that really got me going. She only played a few songs but she sat on a bench and sang to us, she seemed so real. Her lyrics got to my heart, like a lot. She talked about life " No one said it would be easy, no one said it'd be this hard, no one thought we'd come this far" thats so my life, and so everybody's life, and its nice when people can get into your world, thats how you fall in love with music, cause it fits. She talked about love...letting go, not holding on, so many things. Then she finished with "I'm gonna soak up the sun, I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up" listen to the lyrics of all these songs sometime, they are amazing. And soaking up the sun, looking up, those are the lyrics to my life, seriously that is what I live by, it was amazing. "

 

 


[LIVE PICS] BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT, DAY 1 - OCTOBER 24

Mountain View, California - Sheryl performs as part of the 23rd Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 24, 2009 in Mountain View, California. (Photos by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

 

Sabato 24 Ottobre / Saturday October 24, 2009

[HI-RES PIC] TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB DELUXE EDITION - PACKAGING PREVIEW


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Mercoledi' 21 Ottobre / Wednesday October 21, 2009

[VIDEO] "MURDER IN MY HEART" - NCIS OFFICIAL TV SOUNDTRACK VOL 2

 

 


[PICS] FIFTH ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY HOSTED BY TIGER WOODS - OCTOBER 17, 2009

Photo credits: Tiger Woods Foundation


 

 

Lunedi' 19 Ottobre / Monday October 19, 2009

[PRESS] THE FIFTH ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY RAISES MORE THAN $500,000

The Fifth Annual Block Party Hosted by Tiger Woods Raises More Than $500,000 for the Tiger Woods Learning Center

* Press Release
* On 12:57 pm EDT, Monday October 19, 2009

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A sold-out crowd of more than 700 guests enjoyed tasty cuisine by Chef Tim Love and an intimate musical performance by Sheryl Crow as Tiger Woods hosted the exciting fifth annual Block Party on Saturday, October 17 at the Grove of Anaheim. The concert event raised approximately $500,000 for the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC), a one-of-a-kind, 35,000-square-foot youth-education facility located in Anaheim, Calif.

The exclusive VIP reception featured signature GREY GOOSE® Vodka cocktails coupled with unique hors d'oeuvres prepared by Love, along with a silent auction. Next, guests were treated to Love's three-course gourmet dinner featuring signature dishes such as rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, roasted acorn squash chili relleno and jalapeno cornbread. During dinner, 14-year-old Dimple Chauhan took the stage and shared how the Learning Center has changed her life and given her a bright future. After an exciting live auction, actor Luke Wilson introduced nine-time Grammy winner Crow who delivered for a memorable concert featuring hits such as First Cut, Picture, Change, Strong Enough and Winding Road.

The live auction included a number of exclusive packages for the ultimate sports fan, such as a package that included a Pro-Am spot at the 2009 Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods Dec., 2-6, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and a private putting lesson with Tiger Woods that raised $32,500; a trip to the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami that raised $28,000; a trip to the 2010 US Open Golf Championship in Pebble Beach, Calif., that raised $13,000; and an Anaheim Ducks private party suite package that raised $11,000. Other items included and an all-inclusive European River Cruise that raised $17,000 and an exclusive meet and greet with Crow and Woods that raised $11,000.

Earlier in the day, Block Party guests were treated to a morning golf exhibition hosted by Woods, followed by a round of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Block Party is organized to thank the Orange County community for its support of the TWLC and its students, and is spearheaded by benefit committee chairs Lori and Brian Hirth; and members Avery Brown, Tina and Lance Robinson and Bob Waltos; and the 2009 Champion Honoree, Jamie McCourt, co-owner and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since inception in 2005, the Block Party has raised more than $4 million for the Orange County youth attending the TWLC.


Source: Tiger Woods Foundation

 


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Domenica 18 Ottobre / Sunday October 18, 2009

[BOOTLEG] SANTA ROSA SUNRISE - LIVE IN SANTA ROSA, CA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

SANTA ROSA SUNRISE
Wells Fargo Center
Santa Rosa, California, USA
September 1st, 2009

CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording
Time: 89m 44s
Taper: Mendofine-Steve

Lineage: Mendofine-Steve came down from the the mountains of Laytonville to record this, sitting in row J center {about 35 feet from stage}. Sonic 650 microphones {mounted in baseball cap} > Sony PCM-D1 (24 bit) compact flash recorder
> files copied to PC > Sound Forge (convert to 16bit) > Nero (to burn cds) > cds


TRACKLISTING

CD 1
01. Change
02. Love is Free
03. Leaving Las Vegas
04. Strong Enough
05. Picture
06. "Sheryl talks"
07. Can't Cry Anymore
08. First Cut Is The Deepest
09. Favorite Mistake
10. Detours
11. Drunk with the Thought of You
12. Real Gone
13. It Don't Hurt
14. "band introduction"

CD 2
01. If It Makes You Happy
02. Soak Up the Sun
03. Everyday Is A Winding Road
04. No One Said It Would Be Easy
05. All I Wanna Do
06. Rock and Roll

Note: tracks 10 and 11 are merged


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ARTWORKS


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Venerdi' 16 Ottobre / Friday October 16, 2009

[VIDEO] DIRECTOR SAMUEL BAYER ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SONG "HOME"

 


[NEWS] TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB DELUXE EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

As expected, Tuesday Night Music Club Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It's set at a price of $30.98 or 20.80 €.

I CAN'T WAIT!

 


[NEWS] SENATE PANEL OKs BILL TO MAKE RADIO PAY FEES (AP)

WASHINGTON — Legislation to make radio stations pay royalties to performers when they broadcast their music won the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval today.

Satellite radio, Internet radio and cable TV music channels already pay fees to performers and musicians, along with songwriter royalties. AM and FM radio stations just pay songwriters, not performers.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the bill corrects a glaring inequity. "When we listen to music, we are enjoying the intellectual property of two creative artists — the songwriter and the performer," he said.

The bill enjoys star-studded support. Entertainers Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, will.i.am, Herbie Hancock and Patti LaBelle have all made visits to Capitol Hill to lobby for it. But it also has some powerful opposition, the National Broadcasters Association, which argues that performers already benefit because radio stations playing their work drive listeners to buy music and concert tickets.

The Judiciary Committee’s approval on a voice vote sends the bill to the full Senate, but lawmakers said they still want to make changes before a vote. A similar bill is pending in the House after winning the approval of its Judiciary Committee in May.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called the bill a job killer and said it would hurt small and minority-owned radio stations already struggling in the hard economic times. He said he feared many of them will just switch to all-talk formats rather than pay more royalties.

Leahy said he amended the bill to accommodate smaller broadcasters by allowing them to pay a flat fee annual fee ranging from $100 to $5,000 based on their revenues. Public radio and other noncommercial stations would pay between $100 and $1,000 in new royalties.

Larger commercial stations that make more than $1.25 million would pay a rate set by the federal Copyright Royalty Board.

Broadcasters that make less than $5 million would start paying fees three years after the bill becomes law. Stations that make more would have to start paying the fees a year from enactment.

The Senate bill is S.379.

On the Net:

http://thomas.loc.gov

http://www.musicFIRSTcoalition.org

http://www.nab.org

Source: Associated Press

 


[VIDEO REPOST] LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY (JANUARY 2007)

 

As requested from some of you, here's the short interview from Live with Regis and Kelly
Enjoy! :-)

 

Mercoledi' 14 / Wednesday October 14, 2009

[VIDEO] SHERYL & SNAP - SOAK UP THE SUN

 

Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2002

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Martedi' 13 Ottobre / Tuesday October 13, 2009

[NEWS] SHERYL ON "NCIS" SOUNDTRACK!

NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack – Vol. 2 hits stores on November 3rd and features an unreleased track from Sheryl: " Murder in My Heart". This song was written by Ms. Crow and Jeff Trott in 1995

Check out the tracklisting below. For more info, check out NCISMusic.com or CBS Records.

"NCIS" airs Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack – Vol. 2 Tracklisting:

1. Bob Dylan - California
2. Norah Jones - That's What I Said
3. Joss Stone - Every Time I Turn Around
4. Sick Puppies - That Time Of Year
5. Sharon Little - Genie In My Dreams
6. John Mellencamp - Someday The Rains Will Fall
7. Sheryl Crow - Murder In My Heart
8. Keaton Simons - Grim Reaper
9. Otis Redding - I've Got Dreams To Remember
10. Michael Weatherly - Bitter And Blue
11. Saosin - Move Slow
12. Tom Lehrer - The Elements

<DiNozza> aho' ce sta' pure scerilla ehhhh, eppure giosse stonneeeee, ahoo m'arrapo tutta mo!

 

Lunedi' 12 Ottobre / Monday October 12, 2009

[VIDEO] "CONVERSATION ON WEALTH AND WELLNESS" - OCTOBER 10, 2009

Sheryl speaks to LA Times Magazine's "Conversations on Health & Wellness" at Terrenea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  

 

Martedi' 6 Ottobre / Tuesday October 6, 2009

[VIDEO] LA TIMES MAGAZINE - INTERVIEW

 

 

Lunedi' 5 Ottobre / Monday October 5, 2009

[PRESS] TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB DELUXE EDITION OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!

Sheryl Crow's 'Tuesday Night Music Club - Deluxe Edition' Adds CD of Previously Unreleased Tracks and Other Rarities Plus DVD of Classic Videos and a New Tour Documentary to One of Rock's Most Popular Albums

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The spectacular debut album that launched Sheryl Crow into rock music consciousness has been expanded both musically and visually for the 2CD/1DVD Tuesday Night Music Club - Deluxe Edition (A&M/UMe), releasing November 17, 2009. Along with the original 1993 album, the package adds a second CD containing B-sides, rarities and out-takes, as well as a bonus DVD featuring the album's videos ("Leaving Las Vegas," "All I Wanna Do," "Strong Enough," "Can't Cry Anymore," "Run, Baby, Run" and "What I Can Do For You," plus a rare alternate version of "All I Wanna Do" directed by Roman Coppola) and a newly produced documentary comprised of on-the-road, backstage, soundcheck and live footage from the original album tour.

Highlighting the bonus CD for Tuesday Night Music Club - Deluxe Edition are four previously unreleased recordings from 1995 that were intended for the follow-up album--"Coffee Shop," "Killer Life," "Essential Trip Of Hereness" and "You Want More"--each only now mixed by original Tuesday Night Music Club producer Bill Bottrell. In addition, Bottrell remixed the album's "I Shall Believe" specifically for this Deluxe Edition. The bonus CD also includes a trio of U.K. single B-sides ("Reach Around Jerk," an alternate "The Na-Na Song" titled "Volvo Cowgirl 99" and a cover of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself"), a tribute album cover of Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er," and "On The Outside," a contribution to an X-Files soundtrack album.

Tuesday Night Music Club has proved to be a landmark achievement even beyond propelling Crow's own formidable career by inspiring and influencing countless female singer-songwriters, perhaps even saving that genre from extinction in the grungy days of the early '90s. Certified seven times platinum and charting at #3, the album spawned five Grammy® nominations and three wins: Best New Artist and a pair for "All I Wanna Do," including Record of the Year. Three songs reached the Pop Top 40--the gold "All I Wanna Do" (#2), "Strong Enough" (#5) and "Can't Cry Anymore." "Leaving Las Vegas" cracked the Modern Rock Top 10.

"Somehow amidst the dance divas of MTV and the dark angst of Seattle grunge," writes her manager, Scooter Weintraub, in the liner notes, "Sheryl's salty voice, twangy Telecaster, frayed Levis, red curls and bent upper lip scratched their way into the musical culture." In 1999, she was ranked among VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll."

Since Tuesday Night Music Club, Crow has released five studio albums (each charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a triple-platinum greatest hits collection, and more. She has also been nominated for 27 more Grammys, winning six more. Her most recent nomination was for her most recent album, 2008's Detours, which reunited her with producer Bottrell and returned her to the spirit of Tuesday Night Music Club.

:: TRACK LISTING :.

DISC ONE
1 RUN, BABY, RUN
2 LEAVING LAS VEGAS
3 STRONG ENOUGH
4 CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
5 SOLIDIFY
6 THE NA-NA SONG
7 NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY
8 WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
9 ALL I WANNA DO
10 WE DO WHAT WE CAN
11 I SHALL BELIEVE

DISC TWO: B-sides, Rarities and Out-takes
1 COFFEE SHOP
2 KILLER LIFE
3 ESSENTIAL TRIP OF HERENESS
4 REACH AROUND JERK
5 VOLVO COWGIRL 99
6 YOU WANT MORE
7 ALL BY MYSELF
8 ON THE OUTSIDE
9 D'YER MAK'ER
10 I SHALL BELIEVE (2009 REMIX)

DISC THREE: Bonus DVD
1 VALUABLE STUFF:
A documentary featuring on-the-road, backstage, sound check and live footage recorded during the Tuesday Night Music Club tour, 1993 -1995.

THE VIDEOS:
2 LEAVING LAS VEGAS
3 ALL I WANNA DO
4 STRONG ENOUGH
5 CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
6 RUN, BABY, RUN
7 WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

BONUS:
8 ALL I WANNA DO (Alternate Version)

SOURCE: Universal Music Enterprises via PR Newswire

 


[MAGAZINE] LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE - OCTOBER ISSUE

EVERY DAY IS A WINDING ROAD
SHERYL CROW

The Grammy winner has learned to take life's turns as they come - and finds well-being the destination
Interview by Carol Wolper / Photographs by Peter Lindbergh / Produced by Kim Pollock / Sudio provided by Milk Studios

She is a natural storyteller. Whether writing a song or having a conversation, Sheryl Crow has a way of communicating profound points with a light touch. Even the most skeptical readers or listeners will be lured into sticking around—and be glad they did. Recently, Crow spoke to us about surviving cancer, becoming healthy, growing wiser and getting better.

ON HAVING A MOTTO
My dad said something to me years ago, which may sound cliché but has resonated particularly in the last few years: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” It has really served me, more than any other phrase, because there are so many things you can obsess on, especially if you have a personality like mine where you want to fix things and make everything good. Certain things are not that important—most things aren’t important when considered against your health and well-being.

ON GETTING IF WRONG
The mythology I created for myself as a kid was if I took care of everybody, then everybody would love me. If I made myself without needs, they would love me more. I think that’s where I was fragmented all the years before my cancer diagnosis. I think I perfected the art of being right with everyone, earning people’s love by taking care of them and never demanding anything.

ON SELF LOVE
Putting yourself first is not a selfish act. It’s a selfless act. In fact, it’s very challenging to say to other people, “No, I’m not always free of need 100 percent of the time,” and therefore give them the opportunity to show up—to actually be a participant in your life.

ON THE BIG LESSON
Since my cancer diagnosis, I can be in an airport, and before I even get to my gate, I’ll have a handful of women come up and say, “I’m a survivor” or “I’ve just been diagnosed.” It’s a conversation that goes on between strangers and creates an instant familiarity, an instant sisterhood. And one of the stories I hear over and over from these women is that there’s a metaphysical correlation between their breast cancer and their lack of ability to let other people nurture them.

ON SPIRITUALITY
eople in tune with the link between the physical and spiritual will tell you the left breast symbolizes nourishment coming in, and the right breast is nourishment going out. My cancer was in my left breast, and that was very thought provoking. Whether or not I can fully attest to a belief that that’s the way it is, it certainly created a concept for me as to how to live my life.

ON GETTING THROUGH IT
Every day when I went into radiation, I was already in despair because my personal life had taken a crash, and I realized I was being forced to show up for myself in a way I never had to before. I couldn’t have someone else do the radiation for me. I couldn’t have a man come in and save me, save my health, prop me up and make me better. It was me who had to lay there on a metal table with this giant alien-looking machine shooting a beam into my chest. And to lay there and think that this was less about the high-tech machinery, although that was scary, and more about my ability to handle the moment—that was empowering. It definitely jerked me into the reality that we come into this world with an incredible strength, and we learn how to be a victim, or we learn how to approach things from the standpoint that, really, things just happen, and there’s an opportunity in every challenge.

ON HER GO-TO GUYS
I’m lucky. I’m surrounded by amazing people who have been consistent as my life coaches—or as I call it, emotional chiropractors. I sometimes need someone to tell me the way I’m looking at it is not the only way to look at something. My manager is probably my closest friend and my confidant but also one of the wisest people I’ve ever known. The other guy is Abdi Assadi, a healer. He’s an acupuncturist in New York who wrote this amazing book, Shadows on the Path.

ON MEDITATION
One of the things—and this comes from someone who was highly self-critical and a type-A personality—that has changed my life is meditating. The simple act of making my brain shut off for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night may not seem like much, but what ends up happening, besides creating space in your day, is your awake posture begins to replicate your meditative posture.

ON HER TURNING POINT
The moment I said I’m just going to let go of the picture of what my life was supposed to look like and give in—not give up, give in—and let go and see what comes my way, that’s when the real blessings came, when my life opened up in ways I could never begin to verbalize.

ON AGING
My 39th year was my worst. I dreaded turning 40. The moment I embraced turning 40 was the night of my fortieth birthday. I threw myself a big party, had all my friends up onstage, and we played and had an after-party. It went on for 24 hours. It was like a wake. But out of that wake came the best year of my life. I think there’s a wisdom that you cannot have in your twenties. You can be an old soul, but some life experiences you just can’t get until you get them.

Source: Los Angeles Times Magazine, October issue

MY PERSONAL NOTE:
I NEED A BIGGER COVER PHOTO!
LOL

 

Sabato 3 Ottobre / Saturday October 3, 2009

[NEWS] SHERYL CROW'S SON IS THE LIGHT OF HER LIFE (OK! MAGAZINE)

“I love everything about being a mom,” the Grammy winner, 47, says. “Even the terrible twos, which are terribly fun. It’s great. I love every second of it.”

Sheryl adopted her little guy in 2007 after overcoming a battle with breast cancer the previous year.

She offers sage advice for Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley, who recently adopted daughter Naleigh.

“Grab sleep where you can,” Sheryl says. “One of the great things that my baby nurse told me was to talk to your baby all the time because it stimulates their brain, and they’re already starting to learn. Even though they’re not talking yet, they’re learning.”

The proud mom earned cool points with the kids in her family by performing her song If It Makes You Happy with Miley Cyrus during VH1 Divas last month.

“Let me tell you, I am the coolest aunt now,” Sheryl beams. “I’ve finally made it in my nephew and nieces eyes. I’m very proud. I think she’s amazing. She is a doll. Love her. I’m so proud of her.”

Life is certainly a joy for this breast cancer survivor, who last underwent screening in April.

“Everything was good,” she tells me.

Pick up OK!’s Pink Issue on newsstands now for a Last Word interview with Sheryl Crow.

Source: OK! Magazine