Archive for June 9th, 2013

Dirty Dancing – Hungry Eyes (with Lyrics of the Song) HQ.

I needed something happy to listen and watch today.

Patrick Swayze took my heart in the 80’s. God rest his soul.  I began my professional dance career in 1984. My friend Rex who was a master in Adagio, could give Swayze a run for the money though. Yes, Rex was that hot. Rex was the first ballet scholarship at the college of the Performing arts, Philadelphia, in the 1980’s. Rex was compared to Mikhail Baryshnikov.  I remember my first lift on the dance floor in Carney’s after the performance at Pulsations. ” Donna, just run to me, push-off, grab my wrists and arch.”  I replied, “Rex we are on the dance floor?”  Rex said, “Just do it.”  It was very easy as I did acrobatics and ballet as a young child.  My first bird was born. Yes, they do the same lift in the movie.

Then Rex and I took it to the shore in Longport, New Jersey.  I learned many lifts that he did with his sister Lori.

Yes, I did have the time of my life with Rex! That is another story yet to be told.

You can download the movie HERE!

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Obama Gifts Patio Furniture to China’s Pres Xi Jingping. Wait I thought this was a joke.  It is real, California Redwood not made in China.

Let us laugh together now.

Wait, wasn’t  Obama first gift to Queen Elizabeth II an iPod?


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My City Of Ruins- Bruce Springsteen

Good ol’ Bruce, You can always pick a song, listen and apply the words to it in your life’s moments.

The last time I saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band was at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now concert in 1988.  It included Sting, Peter Gabriel,Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’Dour and Joan Baez.  I was working at One on One Sports Training Center and Larry Magid provided tickets for a dozen of the staff as he was Mike Wood’s client.   I took my son who was six months old at the time in a front carrier papoose sling,

I had earplugs for my son but I remember him waking up to Bruce singing.

Those were the days back in Philly. My recollection is vivid as I remember sitting to the seats stage left.  There wasn’t a bad seat in JFK though.

Let us all Rise Up Now.  Below is Bruce singing in Philadelphia, September 3 2012, about the empty space, value of life, preciousness of time and necessity of love as you get older. I just got the goose bumps. I picked this video for a reason.

You can read the lyrics Here.

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Anne Bryan, 24, PA Academy Of Fine Arts Student, Remembered.

Anne was shopping at the Salvation Army Thrift Store at the time of the building collapse.  Anne was the youngest victim who died in the Philadelphia building collapse on 22nd and Market Streets.

Her family has released a statement,

A brilliant and caring young woman just entering the prime of her life. She was an incredibly kind and loving person and her death has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew her, an extremely talented artist, who “possessed a passion for the arts and an ability to find beauty in everything around her. Anne lived her life with an open heart. She gave herself to her family, friends and anyone in need of help. Her generosity was limitless. No one could ask for a better daughter, sister or friend.”

PAFA Community Mourns Loss of Life of Student Anne Bryan

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Don’t Cry For Me Detroit! by Tom

Received this in an email. It needed to be a post on my blog.

This is truly an incredible article. We are in deep trouble in this country today gang. I hope this scares all of you into doing something about our immigration policy. For those of you think that this gang of eight immigration bill is a good idea, just keep singing “We Are The World” and embrace multiculturalism, which has never worked in society.  The rest of you need to call your Congressman.

Thanks to our elected officials in Washington, this is coming soon  to a city near you. You asked for it. You voted for it and now you are getting it.


How Immigration and Multiculturalism Destroyed Detroit

by By Frosty Wooldridge

For 15 years, from the mid 1970s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses and school yards. Trash everywhere! Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it and ignored it.

Tens of thousands and then, hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing and food stamps! With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10 and in once case, one woman birthed 24 kids as reported by the Detroit Free Press—all on American taxpayer dollars. A new child meant a new car payment, new TV and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society” flourish in Detroit. If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing.

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Obama Admits 10,000 Syrian Refugees: This Is Where They Are Headed

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” — Benjamin Franklin



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