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Chantelle: Blond Ambition vs. Girlie Show

23 Feb

A friend near and dear but certainly NOT the faithful Madonna fan has challenged my wiki-archive brain claiming that Madonna’s Blond Ambition 1990 World Tour is better than her Madgesty’s 1993 Girlie Show. Yes, I will go on record and say that BA is a classic, if not historical piece of music history. However, GS is her most daring artistic installation that is, still to this day, over looked. I, unlike Chantelle, hadn’t been to either where I have been to GS. I could had gone in grade 6 to the Blond Ambition but I worried (my maturity and lack of common sense weren’t in sync yet) that I would faint and miss the show because I was in hospital.

After our conversation on the telephone, we, Frank & Chantelle, have agreed to compare the following videos:

GS Express yourself was the third song in the concert and BA was the opening song which means it’ll definitely have a ‘get your attention’ edge to it.

Holiday: I’m speechless and torn between the two. I truly love this song!


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4 Feb

On February 17th, Keith will debut “Without You”, the second single off of the three time Grammy winner’s recently released CD Get Closer, with a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America. The song is the follow up to his 24th Top 5 hit “Put You In A Song” which currently stands at #2 on the country charts. Check your local listings and be sure to tune in! In addition, Keith just announced his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour” featuring an all new stage production and Keith’s one of a kind, captivating live performances. Tickets will go on sale beginning February 11th and the tour will make stops in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well as Canada and Australia amongst other locations.

As Bon Jovi’s No. 1 tour closes out 2010 with concerts in Spain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, the iconic band will ring in 2011 with newly announced worldwide dates in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. Bon Jovi 2011 Tour, promoted by AEG Live, is set to kick off in North America this February with tickets going on sale.

For the third consecutive week this week, Kenny Chesney, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4-in-a-row-Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, celebrates “Somewhere With You” as the number one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Dave Matthews Bans Tour Info: 2011 is our 20th anniversary as a band and we want to celebrate by playing music together.  While they are still taking the year off from touring, they have decided to plan four multi-day, multi-artist music events that will take place this summer. They will be sending out save the date emails and announcing more information soon but they wanted to share the news with their fans first.

Rush has confirmed they will play Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on June 30th, 2011. Tickets go on sale Feb 4th with pre-sales for members and AMEX front of line starting Tuesday @ 10AM.

Fashion Statement Swift Toronto Style

19 Jan

wish I could go out in public wearing this

I’m taking a study break from biology…honestly I have no idea what biology is but it’s something I have to take in order to become a Registered Practical Nurse.  My head hurts. It’s exhausting the amount of studying I’m doing. I’ve been running around all day. From the library to my apartment (so I can grab another notebook) to the coffee shop (that charged me $10 for a jasmine tea and chocolate chip cookie), to the bank (apparently a money order wasn’t cashed from 2008 and I’m being refunded the cash 🙂 ) However I continue. It’s wet and cold in Toronto, making my trek a miserable experience. But I continue. My Pea Coat is awesome for weather like this. It’s classic and I fit right into any trendy Toronto neighborhood…finally. Not that I was a sore thumb in the past but I definitely have my own style. I don’t conform. I don’t care. I look cute and girls in cute dresses check me out. If they only they knew – I mutter under my breath. I don’t care because I fit in.

Fashion is Toronto and Toronto is fashion…no joke. What you wear counts and every step you take feels like you’re on a runway in Milan…if you’re wearing the right outfit. Today however, it’s all about attitude. The weather sucks remember? It doesn’t help that I have a zit on my forehead which is sad that I’m still getting acne as an adult. Whatever. It’s my fashion statement.

I’m back home and Taylor Swift is on the radio. Normally I’m all about dance and trance but lately I’m seduced her voice. She’s pretty. She’s got style and nice hair. Her music is a great background distraction. I feel like a teenager listening to her music…like I’m fifteen again. God, to never think about being fifteen again. Talk again bad acne. But it’s nice to dream through someone else’ experience. She sings about bigger dreams than her own. She and someone else both cry. I listen. Objective. Seduce. In my pea coat and jasmine tea.

My Life: a rocky horror zoo birthday whores with crutches

6 Nov

Finally I have a chance to blog. It seems when there is change in my life all things go to shit. The new job is working out really good and I feel that soon I’ll be able to go back to school for culinary management. The only thing I need to decide on is whether I’m going back part time or full. The writing project Life on Emerson Ave is slowly getting done. Again, the job change and long hours have me sleeping a lot more than usual.

This morning while drinking my coffee I was watching the news when this news story came on. It’s so crazy that I need to post a link about it on my facebook and now on my blog.

Haloween was great. Shana and I went to see Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live performance at the Bloor Cinema. Omg, can I say it was great? It was.

The audience threw toilet paper at each other, sprayed water, shouted profanity, and a lot of sexy guys. The crew Excited Mental State did a smashing job.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s top 4 songs from around the world. This week I’ve chosen Denmark’s Charts.

Before I forget, a big shout out to my bestest pal and little bro Ron. He turned 26 yrs old last week so me and our mutual friend Laura took him to the Toronto Zoo. It was great, we got stoned and walked around while kids, dressed up for Halloween, ran around shouting at the animals.


Finally, I’ve been catching up with my Youtube subscriptions and finished watching Kathy Griffin’s Whores On Crutches. OMG you have to watch it…so good!

Madonna Dolce & Gabbana AW10/11 Campaign Images

22 Jul

Found these amazing pictures of Madonna on

Dolce & Gabbana have revealed the seven images that comprise the AW10/11 advertising campaign that was shot by Steven Klein.

The pictures and story can be viewed at and

The much expected advertising campaign starring Madonna and shot by Steven Klein for AW10/11 is revealed in full.
Steven Klein captured frames of life, entered the home of a proud family, and put Madonna at the heart of it, breathing dignity and poise.
Scenes that evoke tenderness, at times true happiness found in moments we capture in an impromptu, or a profound sense of pride and solidarity between family members.
Madonna is the light at the centre of the family axis, she is the story, the point of gravity to which all other members attract.
She is cajoled, protected, glorified, her sun-touched hair piercing through the black and white background.
An incredible way to swift through a tale and start thinking of winter with a sense of warmth.

Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

21 Jul

Holy Crap another great find on

Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

Leonardo DiCaprio goes shirtless in the latest sexy cover shoot for Rolling Stone, on stands today. Here are some choice quotes from the 35-year-old Inception actor:

On what makes him anxious: “[My stomach churns over] really stupid stuff. Things that shouldn’t make you anxious whatsoever. It’s crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary. I have a well-organized life, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the things that I do, and then, you know, my stomach will be…I’ll just be sitting there, totally anxious about something ridiculous.”

On growing up: “I was essentially a dwarf with the biggest mouth in the world. I would talk back to anyone and be up for any fight, and when you tell a kid that’s three years older than you to shove it, you’re going to get your ass beat…I was a real punk, there’s no question about it.”

On partying in the pre-tabloid/blog age: “I got to be wild and nuts, and I didn’t suffer as much as people do now, where they have to play it so safe that they ruin their credibility. I didn’t care what anyone thought…. It was also about avoiding the tornado of chaos, of potential downfall. It was, ‘Wow, how lucky are we to not have hung out with that crowd or done those things?’ My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose… . I was never into drugs at all. There aren’t stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip.”

On dating: “I had better success meeting girls before Titanic. My interactions with them didn’t have all the stigma behind it, not to mention there wasn’t a perception of her talking to me for only one reason.” (He’s currently dating Israeli model Bar Refaeli.)

On dealing with his Titanic fame: “It was like there was a separate entity out there. Not to use a James Cameron reference, but it was like being in a little bit of an avatar. (cringes) That’s going to sound extremely self-indulgent. It’s going to sound like, ‘Oh, I was a frickin’ avatar,’ give me a break, I’m already vomiting.”

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Swimming with Ricky Martin

20 Jul

Swimming with Ricky Martin and Angelo Garcia

By Editors


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–>Former Menudo singer Angelo Garcia dug through his photo albums and found a picture of Ricky Martin getting ready to teach him how to swim.

Garcia posted the pic on his Facebook page with this note: “Strange fact but true …. Did you know Ricky Martin taught me how to swim? when I was Just 11 years old I was terrified of the deep end of the pool and Ricky let me ride on his back and eventually I lost my fear and he was able to teach me how to swim LOL”

Garcia came out earlier this year a few months before Martin, but his interview got mainstream attention after the pop-star came out in a blog post on his website.