Thursday, February 24, 2011

Andre Agassi and his book, "Open"

I seriously don't know where to begin. Andre Agassi to me was like watching God play tennis. And yet, listening to his voice in my head, and reading the words in the book made me want to kill him, love him and hate him. Kill him because he should have said something about his hate for tennis, love him because he was able to hide it well and hate him because he was just that good. Am I the only one that feels that way?



I've wanted to read this book since I read about how much he was hiding his "secret" from the world and from those who befriended him but man, I never expected him to be as yes, "Open" as he was. How could he have known, how could the rest of us know? Now, I am glad he was able to be honest about it, but there is still a part of me that says, "You should have said something?"

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's more likely the end?

Greetings everyone.

I have to make a decision whether or not to continue with THIS blog because I haven't written a review in a long time. I think it's time, but I'm not sure what to do.

-Norma

To end or not end?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Long period of rest: But coming BACK soon

A long period of much needed rest is the reason for the lack of posting of this blog. However, now that I am able and willing the blog will be updated with reviews and CDs and such. Please don't think I have forgotten.

Norma

Monday, January 04, 2010

Facing 30, it means it's 2010

Hello everyone!

It's 2010! Amazing. Here is a recap of what I have been up to since I saw (or is that wrote?) you last: I have been laying low for some time and I was actually sad during Christmas Day. I was. It was because of my dog no longer being here. And, I am still looking for more Madonna shirts (when am I not?). And if you are keeping score out there, whoever you are, it's 41 and counting...I do mean counting.

In addition, I have been at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific too, so if you are nearby or plan to visit California come Saturdays and occasionally Sundays. I will be there. Besides, I am the main attraction. As I said before the break, I begin the spring semester on Feb. 8 at Los Angeles City College so I have some time between now and then to visit Hollywood, visit the stars of the Walk of Fame. In other words, my other life.

I hope that everything with you guys and bloggers and those of you who have left comments are well and your New Year's was amazing. And there is other news too. If you don't know my birthday is in April, April 27 to be exact and there will be things that I will be doing for my big 3-0. The first thing will be I will actually go to a bar...maybe in Hollywood. I want to experience that. I want to be out there to see an environment I have never been in. And I want to get drunk.

Can you believe that I'm actually thinking of something else? I am. I just can't tell you about that yet. I will have to show you in pictures. And no I'm not getting married. It's better than getting married, but I will only say I will be getting something...so get your head out of the gutter.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Reviews. More CDs. Same Attitude.

Look for 2010 Single and CD reviews from Norma. I apologize for not writing as much as I use to. I have been busying. But I promise that I will return with more reviews of everything. I hope to go to the theater, maybe a play or muiscal in 2010. I will keep you posted.

Thanx for reading,

Norma

Monday, November 16, 2009

Coming Soon: Upcoming CD Releases

THIS WILL BE REVIEWED. My apologies for the loooooooooong delay. I have the fall semester end in sight. IF for some reason you want to know what I'm doing (or writing) I have been updating the Campus Correspondent Blog. But the semester is nearing its end and I will soon have time to update new CD releases and other stuff. Share a few surprise, thoughts, and opinion on matter...musically speaking.



A semester can drive a student crazy.

Norma

Friday, October 09, 2009

A Corina CD found after 17 years of looking

I found a CD that I have been looking for 17 years. It's the 1991 self-titled debut album of Corina Katt Ayala. Better known as Corina, this was an artist that I was a fan of when the album and three songs were extremely popular. The music that she was known to do was called, "Freestyle Music" and yes, I even was into it. Having known about her through the radio station KIIS-FM back when former radio host Rick Dees was on the air. But the smash hit, "Temptation" was No. 1 on the radio. But trust me, it's an album that I purchased on cassette tape.



The three singles that were released where "Temptation," "Now That You're Now," and "Whispers." Now that I have the album, that I found at Hollywood's Amoeba Music Store I am overjoyed to have found it. I wanted to say something to the artist herself, if I may. In hearing the album in its entirely, I can't believe that I still remember the lyrics. The album that I purchased on cassette tape I had it for a while before I unfortunately ruin it. I kept looking for the next 17 years.



In know that Corina Katt Ayala has written more music but I would hope that she would return to the recording studio for a new album. I mean it's been 18 years since this album was released. Why not give fans like me and anyone else who remembers to do what you love. Create and make music. I have seen "Cradle Will Rock" but I know that in hearing this debut album music is key to life. So, if Grace Jones can return for a performance thne Corina should and hopefully will think of returning.

Norma Palacios
aka "forevermadonna"

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