Milow the Girl
Sylvia G of Milow the Girl has led a remarkable life. The Swiss artist was raised surrounded by baby lions, elephants, chimpanzees and a menagerie of exotic wildlife. Her earliest memories at the age of four years were of her best friends, not neighborhood kids, but leopard cubs, wolves and other assorted playmates. The artist, who’s latest release, "Dreams" which debuted at #1 on the AC charts, says while her love of animals goes back as far as she can remember, her venture into music came a bit later in life.
Her career started in 2007 when her song "Waking Up "received the award for best dance track at a USA songwriting contest. In 2009, Milow the Girl received the award of Best European Singer at the LA Music Awards. The buzz within the industry caught the attention of US-based label Realize Records and within a few months Milow the Girl was signed to the label. The label released” Days of Power" in 2010 that charted on US college radio. The debut was followed with her sophomore release "32,000 Feet Above" in 2012. The CD produced several successful singles including 'Beautiful World' and 'Distraction'. In 2013 MTG partnered with UK based label Right Recordings to release the single 'Distraction Timothy Allan and Loverush Remix'. The song went on to reach #14 on the New Music Week's Commercial Pop Chart. In 2014, the feature film "Days of Power " inspired by Milow the Girl and her United States Days of Power tour was filmed and is set for release in 2017. The film stars’ indie musicians and actors from all over the world and has special appearances by animal rights advocates Eric and Eliza Roberts, Simone Reyes and Sylvia G herself. In February 2015, the band's third worldwide release "Overexposed" was one of the most streamed indie releases with nearly a million streams worldwide. The project was recorded in Los Angeles and London with songwriter/producers Robert Venable, Keaton Simons and Stuart Epps. The CD mixed rock, pop and dance genres while you can still hear the influences from an artist who has traveled all over the world.
The band's new CD, "Dreams" brings a unique sound and new direction. The CD was Co-Written and Produced in Los Angeles by Josh Ricchio in May 2016. The tracks mix dance, alternative and ambient elements. The title track, a remake of the Fleetwood Mac hit, "Dreams" stays true to the original yet brings a mix of ethereal melodies and driving drum beats to create its own unique sound. Other stand out tracks are the first single, "Electrified" an upbeat, rhythmic song about passion and the intense emotional single "I Heard You Say". Sylvia G says, "We should never limit ourselves because of others limited imagination. So let's dream." The CD has reached #2 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary downloads chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary streaming chart.
In addition to her passion for music, the socially conscious artist works alongside nonprofits such as Soi Dogs and Humane Society of the United States to protect animal rights, fostering and the environment. Milow the Girl says, “I have been blessed to be surrounded by animals all my life. I find it so important to live in harmony with nature; it should be our primary concern to live and respect all that surrounds us. If each of us thought about the consequences of our actions and took the time to change one little thing...what a difference this would make.”
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eleanor Roosevelt”
Nov 12, 2016
On November 8, 2016 you voted and made a choice.
I am not American but I love your country, I love what you represent the chance you offer to anyone who is willing to work hard and believe their dreams.
I am Swiss, my countries identity is rooted In a common historical background and shared values and a linguistic diversity. Switzerland was founded on August 1, 1291. We fought wars against the French that conquered us in 1798 and we resisted the occupation. When war broke out between France and its rivals, Russian and Austrian forces invaded Switzerland. The Swiss refused to fight alongside the French. In 1803 a pact largely restored Swiss Autonomy and in1815 the Congress of Vienna fully reestablished Swiss independence and the countries neutrality.
Just as America, we fought for our rights.
The United States is a prominent cultural and political force around the world and a leader in so many fields and the creation of your country is at the image of what you are today, a mixity of ethnic groups and religions that work and live together and that is what makes America.
Paleo-Indians migrated to what is America today, from Asia 15,000 years ago and Europe colonization began in the 16th century. After Spain sent Columbus on his first voyage to "the new world", the Spanish set up small settlements in New Mexico and Florida. France as well had settlements along the Mississippi River. You emerged from 13 British colonies along the East coast. On July 4,1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted,"Humanity is created equal" and your current constitution adopted in 1781. Differences of opinion, social orders between the North and the South especially regarding black slavery led to the American Civil War. Then came Abraham Lincoln, the first anti -slavery president. In 1865, following the Union victory three amendments were added to your constitution, the prohibition of slavery, the citizenship for 4 million African Americans and the right to vote. War remains the deadliest military conflict in American history with approximately 700,000 deaths .... wasn’t this enough?
And this morning as I was reading the article on Huffington Post, I saw the picture of this awful cross on a white wall somewhere in America, that brings us back to the Second World War, when this cross filled the streets of Germany of Europe.
It is a return to hatred, to bigotism, due to the prejudice of some... that brings your country centuries back to a place you, we do not want it to be ... to go.
I said in a previous post that Mr. Donald Trump must be given the benefit of the doubt, I still believe what I said, but he MUST become the president of all Americans and stop the crisis of extremism that has shown up in America, in a part of the community that is radicalized uneducated and intolerant. He is now responsible for the road your country will take, hopefully with justice and liberty for all.
History has shown that racisms and hatred never end well, we are all concerned.
Nov 05, 2016
A Feeling Of Urgency
It’s 2AM and I can’t sleep. I just copied and pasted two blogs on my Facebook page that I wrote a few years ago about "The illegal wildlife trade "and "the debate over climate change".As I was reading them it struck me that nothing has changed, well yes some agreements were adopted (Paris 2015) .... but apart from that, have we changed? Have our leaders changed? Seriously? ... I do not think so.
Yesterday I watched Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie " Before the flood" capturing the dramatic changes our planet is facing due to "men activity" and it profoundly moved me. I ask you all to please take the time to watch it. It cannot be more clearer and I still do not understand that our elected officials around the world still have not taken the drastic measures that would be necessary to try and stop ( because reverting the damage done is sadly too late) the destruction of our planet.Yes, I know, the Earth experienced past climate change without the help from humanity. Models show past ice ages and periods even warmer than today, it is true, but in the last century alone the temperature has risen ten times faster than the average rate of ice- age recovery warming. NASA Earth observatory written by H Rebekah in 2010.
It is predicted that our planets temperatures will rise from 2 to 6 degrees in the next century. When global warming happened various times in the last 2 million years it took the planet 5000 years to warm 5 degrees, today the predicted rate is approximatively twenty times faster... can you imagine? I hope you can .... because only then will things can change .... or have we past the point of no return?
Nous avons besoin des océans , des rivières , des terres , des forêts , des animaux qui peuplent notre planète pour vivre , je ne veux pas devoir survivre dans un paradis devenu enfer , et vous?
With love & on & on & on
Jul 01, 2015
Science Is A Search For Truth
Pythagoras ( 570-495 BCE ) was a Greek mathematician that founded a secretive philosophical society called " the Pythagoreans ". He also set up a mathematical school. He has not left any written books but believed that the relations between all things could be reduced to numbers.
His group called "The mathematikoi " aimed to discover these relations. The Islamic golden age started in the mid- 8th century and Lasted for 500 years. It saw the
birth of modern scientific methods and experimentations that began in Baghdad the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.
At the same time Europe was far behind and several hundreds of years were to pass before science was to overcome the Catholic Church restrictions. For centuries the view of our universe was based on Aristotle's belief that the earth was the centre of the universe "the centre of all celestial bodies" . It was only in 1532 that Copernicus the polish physician completed his work that had the sun at its centre. He knew that it would be regarded as heresy. Fearing for his life he waited until his death to have his work published. His work won many followers over the years and opened the way to Astronomers such as William Gilbert who published " De Magnete" in 1600 suggesting that earth is a magnet, German astrologer Johannes Kepler in 1609 who suggested that Mars has an elliptical orbit, the Italian polymath Galileo in 1610 who observed the moons of Jupiter, the english philosopher Francis Bacon in 1620 who published "Novum Organum Scientarum and the new Atlantis", Evangelista Torricelli inventor of the barometer in 1643 and so many more. New discoveries followed fast. Boyle, Newton, John Ray, Max Planck the pioneer of quantum physics and so many other brilliant minds laid the groundwork for the modern scientific disciplines of chemistry, astronomy, geology and physics. They have made the understanding of our world possible.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. "Galileo Galilei "
With love & on & on
Jun 22, 2015
I have just read an article over the uproar on Pope Francis document on the environment and the threat of climate change called “Laudato Si” or “Praise be to you on care for our common home”. Our planet has become an immense trash can, yet we do nothing. The relation between humanity and our planet has been broken, why can't we understand that more is not more?
Humans have caused environmental degradation since the industrial evolution started at a pace never seen before since Earths creation. Our seas our oceans our forests are dying our wildlife disappearing yet we do nothing.
Industrialists and politicians are fuming at the release of his encyclical document “the pope should stick to religion” yet what do these gentlemen do?
I am a fervent admire of this holy man of his spirituality, inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi whose name the pope adopted. At the speed we are destroying things I believe that there is sadly not much time left for human kind to realize that we are all connected to each other and to our planet.
This rupture as the pope calls it in his Encyclical release“ is a sin against the environment” an ecological sin. I hope that his message will be heard and followed.
With love & on & on & on
Mar 01, 2015
The Illegal Wildlife Trade And The Climate Change
The illegal wildlife trade has to stop. It is threatening to overturn decades of conservation gains.
Wildlife crime is a big business ....
Officials have estimated that close to 25,000 elephants were killed in 2013 to supply the illegal ivory trade, with ivory reportedly priced over US $2,200 per kg on the streets of Beijing ,China. In 2011, Ivory representing the amount of 2500 elephants was seized in the 13 largest seizures of illegal ivory. Poaching also threatens the last wild tigers. In 2013 just 3,200 tigers were left ...yes 3,200 ...the current number today may hover closer to 3000... Rhinos are being slaughtered for their horn because these same horns are supposed to cure fever cancer and liver problems. These beautiful animals are often left in agony with their horns cut off and as their population is drastically diminishing ,the price for a horn climbs even higher and higher. Rhino poaching increased 5000% between 2007 and 2012 with one animal killed by a poacher every 10 hours.
Last year the last black rhino was declared extinct.
A poacher will get USD $300 for a horn, that same horn will be sold for USD $1,000 in the nearby village and by the time it gets to Hong Kong it will have reached up to USD $300 000. Who is to blame? The poacher that maybe does not know better or the person that ordered that horn? Today illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth US $50-150 billion a year. We must understand that the loss of all these species will have devastating consequences. Our planet has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years .
Animals are being decimated by humans. We are polluting and destroying their habitats. Currently we are cutting down trees faster than they can grow. We are catching fish faster than the seas can restock. we are pumping water faster than rainfall can replenish and emitting more climate warming carbon dioxide than ocean and forests can absorb. We..all of us, are responsible for not doing enough for not really caring for not realizing that this will have an impact on all of us. Animals ,trees, plants , and oceans are part of an eco system that we are destroying. The ice is melting and within a matter of years the Artic sea will be completely ice-free during the summer months. As ice melts, the oceans rise. Global sea levels have risen about 8 inches since 1870. If this trend continues, many coastal areas, where roughly half of the Earth's human population lives, will be under water.
The dramatic effects of climate change due to our selfish behavior, the destruction of wildlife, of the seas, of the oceans and rivers and the deforestation of approximately 18 million acres ( the size of Panama) every year is and will be devastating for human society for our planet.
So what are we waiting for ...Isn' t it time to act?
With love & on & on & on
Feb 16, 2015
My Dog Lester
I't's been almost 2 weeks that Lester died. He was my friend, my little pooch, my love. He traveled around the world with me, shared my life my pains and my joys. A few years ago as I was going through a rough time he never left my side and for a few weeks even lost the hair around his neck as he took my stress I guess. He was a little 3 pound chihuahua but thought he was a lion. He was never afraid, had a real temper, showed his teeth when he would not travel with me when I d have to leave him home, and for the last 11 years every night as I'd give him a kiss goodnight on his round head and say "good night Lester" he would growl at me. We had "this thing" you know my dog and I.
When we traveled to America he would sleep the whole way through snoring during half of the flight. I would be asked "do you give something?" No, I never did. He was just the best traveller! He would hide in the bottom of my hand bag when I told him "Lester hide" when I sometimes took him with me in restaurants in the U.S. ( I know .. It's not allowed) I am sure he knew that otherwise he would have to stay in my hotel room .....in Europe it was easy as dogs are allowed in restaurants. When I was recording he would lie next to me or on the couch with his pink earplugs not a care in the world... yes .... I know .... Pink. He traveled with me to Rio Bresil and to so many other places he loved lying on the sandy beach under an umbrella he loved being on a boat and when was wet he looked like a white rat. People always wanted to touch him he was a real charmer I think he liked all the attention but when he was in my handbag he became a tiger. Lester was the best anti pickpocket "Alarm" I guess.
I miss my dog every day. The emptiness is hard. I still see him running up the stairs rushing in the kitchen when hearing the magic word " food, stealing my german shepherd's food. She was terrified of him ...mad! I miss not having Lester sleep, lying on my bathrobe, in my bathroom. I miss Lester not sleeping between my feet under the blanket anymore. I have cried so much these last few days I could not have written this blog before, I tried but the words just would not come.
If there is a doggy paradise, I know that my pooch is there. His little heart free of pain .
Lester, you made me a better person. You showed me what unconditional love is and your memory in my heart will never die. Thank you for having been by my side all these years I will never forget you.
Be happy my dog.
Feb 04, 2015
Information At All Costs
I was shocked today to see pictures on Twitter of the Jordanian pilot burning in a cage. I do not understand that some people need to tweet or share these horrible pictures. For what purpose? Information? Someone answered me and said, "you cannot deny reality" my answer is, what reality? What about the family of this poor man?What if you were his mother or his father? Would you want these pictures shown? What about respect of not showing the pictures of a man dying in atrocious sufferings? What about not making publicity over death? By showing such images you give the authors of this crime exactly what they want, media coverage .
Dec 15, 2014
The Climate Debate Change Is Long Over
"The Climate Debate Change Is Long Over And There Is Nothing We Can Do"
I just saw a scene from " The News Room" series on HBO. It is sadly so true to look around and see that we are getting to this point. We have... we are destroying our planet and all of it's living creatures. We have been told repeatedly 30, 20 and 10 years ago that we must stop polluting. We were told that there will be consequences, that we must stop our selfish and greedy behavior before it gets to a point of no return. So what have we done? Pollute even more!
Are we on the brink of extinction? I do not know, but we have certainly taken a first class ticket to what resembles a quick way to hell...
The problem with humans, is that the majority are only interested in what happens on their footstep or in their village, Okay let's go as far as their city. Beyond that ... Who cares... Sure what happens in the world is terrible ...but it's not happening "to me" ... So basically, who cares, as long as "I'm fine", as long as "I make money", who cares that rivers are polluted, that the ice is melting, that wild life is disappearing, that our planet is sick...sick of us.
Leaders of the wealthiest countries are not even capable of signing the Kyoto agreement. Have they never thought that it would have been the right thing to do? Are they that blinded by the power of money, of always wanting more, that they do not get that everything is connected, that we are all connected? We are connected because we share the same planet, the same air, the same water and oxygen.
Do you seriously believe that borders will change anything ....that what happens in Asia will stay in Asia, or in Africa, or in Europe or in America? If tomorrow there are no more forests there will be droughts, fires, food shortages & millions of people dying. Revolutions and wars that if the ice continues to melt at its present speeds there will be floods in a way we can't even imagine ...what will borders be of use then? It will be too late if it isn't already...
I saw a trailer for the movie "Interstellar" a few days ago. Now let me see If I get this right, let me get this into context ..... Humans find another another planet to save humankind ...from the effects of humankind ...what do you think they will do with that new planet? Their last achievement was to destroy the previous planet "Earth" do you think they would do better with this one? Sadly history shows that we forget, that we do not learn from our mistakes, our memory span is very short... As soon as things get better we start again and take the same path that let us to chaos.
It can be seen over the centuries, open any history book, have we learned anything? We still fight, we still kill, over religion, greed, envy & lust. Look at the economy, look at our personal lives, have we learned? Will we ever learn? I mean really learn and change? Mars actually could be the example of what our planet is going to look like...Apparently there was life on that planet before. Wouldn't that be a great scenario! Mars was similar to our a Earth light years ago than men came... destroyed it ...and looked for another planet ... Hey I need another pair of shoes.
Bon ...because I am an optimist. I still wish for a miracle, but it needs to come fast. When it will be too late nothing will make a difference anymore ...it will be over.
Do we really so not care to let that happen?
The Scene That Inspired The Blog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop
With love and on & on & on
Un bacio & ciao
Oct 31, 2014
Cows, Milk And Chocolate
I am a vegetarian but not a vegan.
Since I was a teenager I have been a vegetarian. At first it was not because I loved animals, I mean I loved animals as far back as I can remember. At age 4, I had a bunch of baby lions sleeping on my bed, 2 chimpanzees and other exotic creatures running around me as well as dogs and rabbits. In case you wonder the rabbits died of old age. At that time I did not understand or think that eating meat or not had anything to do with loving animals.
The reason I became a vegetarian was because as a kid I had to have a piece of meat everyday and I still remember these endless hours in front of my plate trying to find a way out hoping that piece of meat would vanish or run away if I concentrated hard enough, obviously it never happened. Today it is a different matter. I am glad to be a vegetarian. When I see the way animals are treated...how they are killed, when I hear how domestic livestock are being slaughtered or cows being stunned unable to walk to their deaths, hoisted up by their legs onto conveyor belts, even if the animal is still alive...I could never eat meat again but I do not judge those that do.
I do not think that I could become a vegan though, drinking milk or eating eggs occasionally does not bother me. I was raised on milk and yogurts .There was a farm next to my house up in the Swiss mountains. The cows lived (they still do today) in the fields and in the high mountain pasture in summer and would only return late September. I would have fresh warm milk almost everyday from, believe me, very happy cows. We also used to have fresh eggs once a week from the farmers chickens that were running free all day long in the fields on the hills around my house, on my door step, and in front of my dog's nose who could not care less. So definitively no no... I could not become a vegan for the simple reason that I love chocolate and that there is nothing nicer than a hot chocolate drink with crème chantilly on a stormy snowy day when it is freezing outside.
Un Bacio & A Kiss & On & On & On
Oct 13, 2014
Malala and Kailash
Pakistan and India share the 2014 Nobel prize for Peace. The Nobel prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and /or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.
It is a wonderful message that these 2 people send to the world. A message of love, determination, courage and perseverance. Two countries that are not best of friends share a nobel prize, in todays world with all the turmoil going on it shows that there is always a way.
A candle shining in a room but covered daily with veils of darkness will not be seen anymore. It is hidden under these layers of darkness similar to the veils we have added over our lives over the years. When we remove these veils, the light of the candle will shine again.
Malala is a wonderful young girl. She is a Pakistani female education activist.
In 2009, aged 11, she wrote a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym explaining her life under Taliban occupation. On the afternoon of 9 October 2012 she boarded her school bus in the Northwest Pakistani district of Swat .A gunman asked for her by name and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of her forehead. She survived. She was shot because she wanted girls to be allowed to attend school to receive an education to learn to write and to read. She launched “The Malala Fund”, a non profit organization focused on helping girls go to school and promoting their right of education. “They can only shoot a body, they cannot shoot my dreams” Malala said
Kailash Satyarthi has been fighting child slavery for decades in India. Since the last three decades he has used undercover operatives and camera crew to find the airless workrooms and mine shafts where children were being kept. He is the eighth Indian to win a Nobel, and only the second after -Mother Teresa- to win the Peace Prize.
A 17 year old young girl and an indian child rights activist show us that nothing is impossible. This is a lesson for us all.
With love & on & on & on
Jan 15, 2014
Why always worry about tomorrow or talk about the past, what is the point if you don' t live the present?
Would it not be nice to appreciate what happens now and not always worry about what could happen? I think that our society does not take time anymore to appreciate the simple things of life and that we sadly take so many things for granted. Isn't it a shame that all has to go so fast and that as soon as you have done something, bought something or eventually enjoyed something you already think of something more, something better, forgetting to appreciate that moment? Is it not sad that something you bought a week ago is already old and that everything always has to be more and that nothing is ever enough?
Enjoy the present. It is precious.
With love & on & on & on
Jun 24, 2013
It s 7am.. I'm in a plane to Switzerland. My pooch Kiu died last night. I had hoped that I'd get there on time this morning. I was praying that she would die in my arms. She did not make it and I'm left with with a hole in my heart. I spoke to her on the phone yesterday night round 11 pm whispering in her ear that I was there that she would be alright that all would be fine that she could go to sleep. The lady that takes care of my dogs when I'm away told me that when she heard my voice she moved her ears, her head and tried to get up. I know she was old and I know this was going to happen but still I am so terribly sad. Those who lost a pet, I know can understand and will not think that I am completely mad. She only looked like a German Shepherd from the outside but I'm sure she thought she was a lap dog. She could play for hours in the snow, loved being with me in the car, in a plane, loved swimming and she had the most sweet eyes. She loved her comfort especially my bed or the couch and would always find the best air conditioned spot when it got 2 warm. My chihuahua Lester would always boss her around, sleep in her tail and eat all her food. When I got her she was 3 months old with huge paws and a big black nose. She was allergic to meat but loved eating fish I had never heard of a German Shepherd allergic to meat before!
My plane is landing in 30 min then I'll have a 3 hours drive before I can see her and bury her back home. The vet that took care of her these last year's is a wonderful person and I thank her for opening the clinic on a sunday and having tried all that was possible to save my dog.
To my pooch Kiu...in dog paradise you can now finally eat meat. You were my friend my half and gave me so much joy,
Jun 01, 2013
He will be 100 next week what a life he has led.
A life full of adventures that could fill a hundred books.
A life filled with romance that would make a blind man blush.
I life filled with parties that only had his equal with Gatsby the great.
A life filled with travels that would make Jules Verne envious.
He has met all there was to meet has done all there was to do.
Some mistakes along his way but no regrets he says regrets are for the weak.
I am lucky to have known you
Happy birthday to you.
Mar 18, 2013
Crabby Old Man
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Nebraska it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem.
What do you see nurses? What do you see?
What are you thinking when you are looking at me?
A crabby old man not very wise
Uncertain of habit with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food and makes no reply
When you say in a loud voice .. I do wish you d try.
Who seems not to notice a sock or a shoe?
Who , resisting or not let's you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding the long day to fill?
Is that what you re thinking is that what you see?
Then open your eyes nurse you re not looking at me .
I ll tell you who I am as I sit there so still
As I do your bidding as I eat at your will .
I m a small child of ten with a father and a mother,
Brothers and sisters who love one another.
A young boy of sixteen with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now a lover he ll meet
A groom soon at twenty my heart gives a Leap
Remembering the vows that I promised to keep.
At twenty five now I have young of my own
Who need me to guide and a secure happy home.
A man of thirty my young now grow fast
Bound to each other with ties that should last .
At forty my young sons have grown and are gone
But my woman s beside me to see I don't mourn.
At fifty once more babies play round my knee
Again we know children my loved one and me .
Dark days are upon me my wife is now dead
I look at the future shudder with dread .
For my young are all rearing young of their own
And I think of the years and the love that I've known.
I'm an old man and nature is cruel
This test to make old age look like a fool
The body it crumbles grace and vigor depart
There is a stone where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass a young guy still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys I remember the pain
And I m loving and living life over again .
I think of the years all too few ...gone too fast
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.
So open your eyes people .. Open and see
Not a crabby old man look closer... See me.
I was very touched by this poem it makes me think ....what have we become?
so Take care of your parents love them and protect them,
Don't abandon them because they are old ....
Keep them home and take care of them as they have taken care of you
Don't let them die alone with only a poem left ....
One day we will be old too ...
With love & Liebe & on & on
Mar 01, 2013
Where Does The Catholic Church Go
"I'm in peace with God, my conflict is with man" Charlie Chaplin
Yesterday February 28th at 8pm Pope Benedict XVI officially retired and left the Catholic church in unprecedented limbo as he became the first pope in 700 years to resign.
His last speech was short and humble, then he disappeared from the balcony to become Pope Emeritus. Benedict's fisherman ring (each Pope receives a ring made for him)and sealed were destroyed.
I as I'm sure 100 of millions of other people are wondering where the church will go from here. What will be the impact of his legacy? The church is doped by scandals and broke the trust of many believers. Actions need to be taken against the bishops that betrayed the words of God and against, it seems the deep rotten root of pedophile priests in the heart of the Vatican the church itself.
These offenders should be severely punished and not return to their ministry.
I believe in God. I believe in his unsurpassed love but I also believe that his message of love and his words have been squandered distorted and wasted. What have we done with them?
Why did we waste what we have received? Why did we let the evil overtake?
God has not left us, we have. We have to find our way again and listen to our souls. We need to live again with values, with honesty and with morals. We need to live with the love of God, with the energy or with the light. Call it as you want, but we have to fight the hard battle against our greed, our sins and our egos. Against the dark side that lurks in all of us and that has turned our world in what it is today, we are responsible.
Pope Benedict's last tweet was:
“Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the center of your lives.”
May he be right.
With love & on &
Dec 27, 2012
Happy New Year
Life is what you make of it. The people you meet, the ones you love, the ones you love a little bit less ...your failures but also your achievements. I have lost a loved one and made many mistakes. I have been very sad & I have been happy. I have met the wrong people that have hurt me or broken my trust. I have been 2 naïve and often 2 scared with doubt along the way. I have felt envy sometimes.. I admit...been so lost and sometimes 2 sure of myself. I believed I had it all only to realize that I was so wrong. I have lived for the wrong things and met the wrong people. I have given 2 much value to dreams without meanings. I have sometimes left my ego take over only 2 wake up with a harsh reality but always with a twinkling light not far away...that gave me hope, erased some of my doubts and gave me the strength to believe in me even if others didn't. I have no idea what the future holds. I have learned to appreciate the present and thank God for what I have.
From Brazil with love I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy successful and peaceful year 2013.
Un Bacio &un beso & a kiss
Feliz natal e feliz ano novo
Oct 30, 2012
Megastorm Sandy is blowing across the North East of the US, I hope that you are all safe.
Mother Nature is not happy. I was walking the other day to a meeting when I saw a few meters away an old lady. She was dressed in rugs pushing a cart filled with rubbish and plastic bags. She was looking for food I guess or something she could use in a trash can. I gave her a bit of money, I felt helpless...
It angers me that we are not capable in today's world to eradicate poverty to help these people in need. Year after year I feel that nothing changes, on the contrary, it seems to get worse with the economical situation, wars or environmental changes ....
But we all of us are responsible.
We created the world we live in. Nothing is random. Nothing happens by chance... The seed we planted a day, a month, a year or 20 years ago even if we have forgotten about it... well, that seed will one day be thrown straight back into our face...
I also believe that we learn from our mistakes ... At least that's the idea...and that nothing cannot be changed for the best if we believe if we have certainty and accept the results of our mistakes. If we eradicate our selfish ways, our egocentricity and start thinking in a different way so much could be avoided, so much could be done. We all need each other cause alone we cannot live.
Solidarity should not just be a word.
With Liebe con amor & amour & on & on
Oct 18, 2012
An Article In The Herald Tribune By Dennis Overbye
A team of European astronomers announced that it had found a planet with the same mass as earths in Alpha Centauri, a triple star system that is the sun's closest neighbor, 4.4 light-years away.
The planet is the lightest one ever found orbiting another star and in the words of his discoverer, Xavier Dumusque, a graduate student at the Geneva observatory, it will surely be the closest one ever.
It is presumably a rocky ball like our own, but it is not habitable. It circles around Centauri B a reddish orb about half as luminous as the sun, every 3 years at a distance of about 4million miles, or 6.4 million kilometers, resulting in hellish surface temperatures of 650 degres celsius.
So this is not “Earth2.0” Yet.
Astronomers say the discovery raised the possibility that there were habitable Earth like planets right next door and that methods and instruments were now precise enough to detect them.
The Article goes on..
I find it fascinating don't you? We are just so small in a universe without end.
Mit Love & Liebe & Con Amor
Oct 12, 2012
A beautiful ray of light brought from heaven shines between the clouds and through the forest made me think of you. The hills are green and the trees in a fairy tale shade of red and green that only Autumn brings alive filled my heart with the memory of you.
There are days like these where I miss you so much that words will never be strong enough .
I love you
Oct 08, 2012
A phone call..I reacted to a situation the other day and although I didn't want to.. had prepared myself not to but I fell right into it...
I'm still angry against two people that were very close to me and have disappointed me one of them being my best friend. We all react differently when problems arise and there is no judgment in what I'm saying but I know that I would never have acted that way. Honesty is very important. Certain things you just don't do between best friends or family and if you do.. at least you are honest about it. You don't lie about it. You don't act behind someone's back
We always have two choices when we are confronted by a problem whatever the situation is we can be proactive or reactive. Chaos or problems arise, accept them don't reject them. They are a necessary step toward something much better. They are there as a wake up call to make you realize that you are on the wrong road so embrace them and learn from them it's not easy but you will feel so much better after.
Yell and scream. Get it out. Insult the person that triggered your anger, your disappointment, your problem.. really let it out. Go for it...you might feel better for a moment.. but so much worse in the long run don't you agree?
I believe that everything happens for a reason and the way we react or not to that situation makes the whole difference.
I'm still learning
Mit liebe & on & on
Sep 30, 2012
My Dog BV
I was in LA preparing for my concert and definitively not thinking of adopting a dog..I have 3 at home. A friend sent me a picture on my Facebook page about a puppy that was at the LA animal shelter I was told it was a kill shelter. I look at the pic and think what a sweety, so after rehearsals the following day I went to the shelter to adopt that pooch.
In a small cage a little white dog with a blue eye only a few weeks old. I ask ...but there is no way I can take her back with me to Europe. She is 2 young and has no shots & no rabies shot. They have to be 5 month old. I had named her Twix (she has since then been rescued)
Suddenly I hear a sound one cage higher on the left ..and a small paw through the bars ..with a noise, not a bark you know, more like a cry...
The sweetest eyes with big expressive eyebrows telling me I'm sure ... please don't leave me here. Take me with u. I will never cause u any trouble...
I'm thinking this is weird. I did not come to adopt that pooch but my heart fell in love .. Immediately ...and these eyes...then I think Sylvia.. come on be reasonable...
I leave back to the hotel a picture of the pooch in my blackberry ..that I look at over and over.... Just could not leave her there ...
Next morning I'm back ..she is still there. I take her with me, bought a travel pooch bag on La Cienega and a collar, leash, toys & mke an appointment at the vet. She had a cough..
Great people at the London West Hollywood Hotel on N San Vicente. I can only recommend it they didn't make me pay for her because she is a rescue, merci.
The concert went well with BV asleep in my hotel room. The following day we drove to Anaheim. She was a sweety in the car all the way. Back in LA and then off to Switzerland a 12 hours flight. I was a bit worried such a long flight for a puppy just out of a shelter but not a sound, not a bark, an angel.
I called her BV for Beverly. Please rescue a pooch, the happiness I see in her eyes is oh so worth it.
Merci & danke
Fight against puppy mills and animal cruelty
Make a difference
Animal cruelty IS A CRIME
With love & on & on & on
Sep 07, 2012
When raining colors
Are In every song
It feels so wrong
Should i go on
My thoughts are gone
Don't know how
Don't know when
Have 2 decide
My hearts like a stone
Shades of grey and sand
Bloody month of may
Liars and twisted minds
Sadly in my world so real
Trust & honesty 4 them is 2b weak..
Before my eyes what can I do
When raining colors
Change ur heart
From dark to blue....
To be continued..
Aug 30, 2012
Airport Stories And Shoes
This always happens 2 me. I just broke my heel ...trying to glue it back before I take the plane.
Aug 16, 2012
A mass of volcanic rock the size of Belgium almost as huge as Haiti is floating off New Zealand. The rock stretches for about 26,000 square kilometers (10,000square miles)
Scientist say the rocks likely spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano.
A navy ship took scientists to the rock it appeared a brilliant white under a spotlight, like a giant ice shelf.
The Swedish team of treasure hunters “ocean explorer”found by sonar on the bottom of the Gulf of Bothnia near the coast of Sweden a strange round object, about several dozen meters in diameter, at a depth of nearly 100meters, on which grooves run along the bottom. Lindeberg's team was using the sonar to look for the century old wreck of a ship that went down carrying several cases of super rare champagne. Instead the team discovered a round object that might or not be extraterrestrial, Peter Lindberg's team leader says his team has neither the interest nor the resources to further investigate the anomaly.
Deep ocean research is time-consuming and expensive. The article states, If the object were indeed a flying saucer recovering it could potentially be worth millions or billions of dollars but if it is a natural formation it would probably be a waste of time and money.
There is so much we do not know fiction or reality who knows...
Aug 12, 2012
I read this today and wanted to share it with you.
There is a light force that exists in each and everyone of us.
It is not worrying about what I feel but worrying about what we feel that brings success that makes a change.
When we do this when we stop thinking in a selfish way then we will get to a place where the sense of unity exists where we create our own miracles, where everything is possible.
In work, in friendship, in love, nothing happens by itself, we all need each other because alone we are lost.
With liebe und amore con amor & love
Help the fight against puppy mills
& animal cruelty & check out this organization called Soi dogs. They are great people doing an amazing job they need your help in the fight against the Trade of Shame the trade of dog meat please have a look at their website
You can make a difference
Thank you, Danke
Jul 29, 2012
I was looking at the sea this morning... how peaceful it must have been 100 years ago before boats plastic bags and pollution..
They say that whales, dolphins, sea mammals are more and more disturbed and disoriented by the increasing noise that we create and by the sonar & radars used for various purposes. (i.e. the military & commercial fishing etc..)
When disoriented, these animals cannot communicate find their way ... They end dead on a beach....
They say the Mediterranean sea is dying ...die kontinental platten verschieben sich Afrika rückt Europa näher. They say that one day it will be empty of any life form.
They say that we even managed to pollute our orbit with garbage space debris..old pieces of shuttles rockets old satellites ...over 600,000 of them bigger than 1cm or half an inch only 13000 of them are registered and “supervised” by the space surveillance systems.
In 1978 a NASA advisor Donald J Kessler said debris will be more dangerous in the future then meteorites It would become impossible to launch new satellites or space ships in the future...no more cell phones GPS no more Planes...is this reality or fiction?
The biggest collision. happened in February 10 2009 when a iridium satellite crashed with a deactivated Russian communication satellite 789 km up in space over north Siberian ..imagine how much more debris now...
Mankind ..Aren't we just wonderful...
We know that we kill for money and power
We know that in some countries children are not safe and die everyday
We know that we are damaging our world
We don t know how long before...
Or do we..
Is there still hope...
You tell me.
Help the fight against animal cruelty and please help this great non profit organization www.soidogs.org in their fight against the dog trade meat.
Merci & danke & thank you &
On & On
Jul 28, 2012
STOP animal cruelty NOW
STOP puppy mills NOW
Jul 18, 2012
I have learned in the last 15 months that things happen...they sure do...that life can be unpredictable. It sure is.Sometime it's not so nice sometime it's very sad or very unexpected but it s always happening to make you question why ... Maybe to make you realize certain things things unpleasant or scary or a zillion other things ..that your ego did not want you to see...
Lately a very good friend has disappointed me.The sad thing is that this friend did not even have the courage to tell me what he did ..I had to learn it from someone else...it's such a small world...pathetic and disappointing? Yes I think.
You have to have courage in life. Courage and guts and not be an opportunist. A sheep amongst the sheep. If you do something. Whatever that thing is then stand by it don't be weak you are responsible for your actions ..So then be a man!
Shouldn' t friendship mean something? Hmm ..respect and honesty? Yes it should.
I'm not even angry maybe just a little sad but as all the rest ...it will pass
Think about it
Jul 18, 2012
What To Write?
I feel like writing but I have no idea what I could write about ..not a good start...yes I know.Bon je n ai vraiment aucun théme qui me vient à l esprit..c est désolant mais bon.
Juste une pensée...Nous vivons dans un monde de fou.. jusqu où irons nous?
je trouve le récomfort lorsque je suis entourée de mes animaux de mes amis de gens encore relativement sain d esprits( j espère....) je pense alors que tout pourrait etre si simple ..si seulement ..Si seulement nous arrêtions notre folie ,notre égoisme, notre habilité à détruire au nom d une religion ou de croyances stupides et d intérets pathétiques ..Mes propos peuvent semblaient ridicules une utopie ils le sont vielleicht maybe ... mais bon it doesn't matter. As long as you believe in what you do as long as you try it is already a lot better then not believing don t you think..
Help the fight against puppy mills and animal cruelty and please help this great non profit organization www.soidogs.org to fight against the dog meat trade.. the trade of shame.
I believe that we, that you, can make a difference.
With liebe & amor & con amore & 1 kuss
Jul 02, 2012
20 years have passed since the Rio Summit in Brazil and nothing has changed.
Deforestation over fishing pollution & pollution all over our blue planet..
We stupid fools!
That the climate has drastically changed is a fact that today no one can deny but still none of our leaders are capable of making decisions or sticking to them. The only thing that has changed over all these years are the idiots sitting around the negotiation tables around the world ...
Power money & greed are still their primary concern but when nothing will be left what then....
There is no doubt that industry has an important impact on our planet just look around.
The conflict between developing nations or so called developed ones ...always come back ...
They say ..You have polluted this planet for the last 50 years ..this is the reason you are today.. so wealthy and powerful...so why should we not do the same?..
That China &the USA and on a lower level Russia still do not want to give the example by entering the Kyoto protocol is a crime against our planet .
They just do nothing when they should ...how come? Are they really so blind so selfish or just ignorant?
And in Asia the biggest problem is the water pollution there again nothing is done.
This will touch us one day soon. The industrial production site pollution go in small rivers to bigger and then to the sea ...
The Yang Tse Kiang river in China is totally polluted with chemicals it is the 3rd longest river in the world.
The Mekong river is going the same way but are we are doing?
We have to commit.
We cannot continue doing the same mistakes over and over because soon it will be beyond repair ... if not already...
And when nothing will be left than what?
I am confused and angry at the state of our planet at what we have done with it.
There can be no more thinking or maybes because change has to be now so that “maybe” we can avoid the worst.
WHEN NOTHING WILL BE LEFT THAN WHAT?
With love & &
Jun 01, 2012
Because Sunday Is Mothers Day Here
Just because you can not see me
Does not mean that I m not there
Just because I do not speak
Does not mean that I do not care
Just because I can not talk
Does not mean that I m not listening
Just because I m not with you
Does not mean that I do not love you
Because as soon as you need me
I will be there
This poem was sent to me by friend and written by a 12 year old girl named Abigail Matemba.
I felt I had to share it with you
Losing someone you love feels like an ocean of sadness in ones heart .
With much love
May 25, 2012
Mama I know how much you loved me
Your caring smile all of my life
And mama I had so much love to give
You were my flesh and blood all my life
And mama I know it wasn't easy
When I wanted you to set me free
And fly away with my own wings
You had to live with so many fears
Things that we've done
Things that we've said
All of these years
Our hearts were there
Sometimes too far
Some words too hard
But always there
But always there
And I remember those beautiful years
So close they feel like yesterday
And then this day of may
That in my heart brought so much pain
So these words are for you never another mother would I have wanted more than you
So Elsa listen it's fine
So Elsa listen it's fine
These last few words I said to you
I pray the lord you heard them to
My love for you will never die
Rest in peace Elsa it's fine
May 23, 2012
The Trade Of Shame
Some people might think ...there are so many problems in this world who the hell cares about animals they are just animals....I have heard this so many times...
How wrong these people are.
We need a balance - this earth needs a balance and it is not for us to decide to kill & torture. The trade of shame - which is the trade of dog meat has to stop now. Not tomorrow or maybe in a few month...years...this has to stop now.How can you eat dog meat ...can anyone please explain ...traditions? religion? Not an excuse NOT an excuse. How far can some people go in their madness cruelty and stupidity?
So your help is needed in this fight to stop this madness, one of so many I know.
Please help the non profit organization Soidogs. Go to their website www.soidogs.org
Your help can make a change.
If you want to buy a dog/cat then please rescue one. faites une bonne action il y en a tellement dans les refuges qui n attendent qu une deuxieme chance Por favor ayuda luchar ! gracias
With amour con amor & liebe & on & love is the only real thing
May 10, 2012
Lake Vostok Antarctica
For many years it was thought that life could not exist below a certain depth or above a certain heat.A lake under the Antarctic ice is about to tell us if this is true or not. Russian scientists for the last 14 years have drilled and poured 60tonnes of freon and kerosene down a four kilometer bore hole that plunges through the ice of Lake Vostok that will stop the hole freezing during the long Antarctic winter. Eventually they intend to explore this new world that no human eye ever saw this lake has been buried under the ice for at least the last 20 M years.They expect to find life creatures tiny single celled organisms that can only be seen with a microscope but with supposedly new novel genetic structure and new survival strategies. They will be a class of creature now known as Extremophiles, creatures that love extreme conditions.
The study of these creatures it is written is only at the beginning but they have widened the idea of life on our earth and given hope of detecting life in space. For example Jupiter's moon Aurora is an ocean of ice but beneath which there could be lakes like the Vostok lake and maybe life.I find this very interesting but raises my concern on the way it will be handled. Do we need to disturb something that has been sealed from the world for the last 20M years? It's like these beautiful Lascaux caves in France famous for their paleolithic paintings discovered by 2 teenagers in 1940. Today the drawings made by our ancestors from the ice age, 35,000 year old, are being attacked by a fungus brought in by humans due to too many visitors and by the air conditioning that was installed. Would there not be a risk of contamination as it happened in these caves?
But if the lake is sterile well then it would be the only place on earth where you could find water without life.
So much unknown and that is maybe the beauty of it.
With liebe & und & und & und
May 04, 2012
It's A Beautiful World ....
An artificial island the size of Texas made of trash has been found in the North Pacific. This trash vortex is made of 100 million tons of garbage such as plastic slow degrading garbage dead fish mammals and birds that get snared.
Apparently these vortex exist all over our seas and are getting bigger everyday and all of this thanks .....to us ....
A team of scientists and volunteers are expected to leave San Diego this month to study it.
How far do things need to go and how much do we have to pollute and destroy before we realize? Will that only be when nothing is left? So much needs to be done but maybe, hey maybe...if we stopped using plastic bags ....is that so difficult....
It makes you think doesn't it ?
May 03, 2012
Take Off The Ego
I would like to share this with you
There was once a poor beggar who dressed in rags because he had no money to buy clothes.
A kind tailor decided to help him.The tailor took his measurements and told the beggar to come back in a couple of hours.When the beggar returned and tried on the clothes,he began yelling at the tailor “These clothes don t even fit!”
The new clothes will fit you the tailor said but first you have to take off your old ones.
For the same reason we have to rid ourselves of our egocentric thinking otherwise there is no room for the light of the creator to enter us.
Believing in ourselves.. it's hard sometimes ...but it's worth it
Apr 10, 2012
Another Blonde Day
Another blond day ...
On my way to my vocal coach this morning, I banged my forehead on the angle of her mailbox as I was standing up after having picked up Lester (my chihuahua)....I started bleeding but luckily I do not need stitches! Hurt like hell though...saw I zillion stars...a few minutes before that, I got blocked between the security doors of my bank for 10 minutes before they were able to unlock the doors .....
Have a nice day.
With love &
Apr 07, 2012
I wish you all a great Easter holiday with your family or friends.
That this holiday brings us closer to what so many of us have forgotten or put aside ....maybe because life made it that way ....maybe because our hectic & selfish ways of living made us forget the basics of what it's all about; to live and share to love and be compassioned & to keep values and morality in our hearts ....it's not easy sometimes ..I know...
We should never forget to be humble and not react when we feel humiliated because we never stop learning ....
Live with certainty.
With love & on & on & on
Help the fight against puppy mills www.puppymills.com and fight against animal cruelty.
Un beso & ein kuss
Mar 28, 2012
I was running to catch my plane ...fell in the middle of the airport...so ashamed ...everything flew left & right &cherry on the cake ...I broke my heel and seriously twisted my ankle ....
This is what being blond is all about...
With love & on & on
Help the fight against puppy mills and against animal cruelty
A life is a life
Un beso & ein kuss & a kiss
Mar 14, 2012
Is Global warming caused by mankind? So many things are being said but in the end we know so little.
5125 years of Human history.
There is a universal change in terms of climate change that we can't deny and it would be foolish to think otherwise. None of the scientist know what drives the cycle of the sun and solar flares. Magnetic fields are supposedly in decline? Poles shifting? The Mayan calendar reality disaster or nirvana? The Maya Empire was centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, San Salvador and Honduras and reached the peak of it's power around the sixth century A.D and collapsed several hundred years later. They excelled at agriculture hieroglyph writing, calendar making and mathematics.
The earliest Maya settlements date to around 1800 BC. They were deeply religious and worshiped various Gods related to nature including the gods of the sun. Many of their temples and palaces where built in a pyramid shape. These structures have earned the Mayas their reputation as the great artist of Mesoamerica. Guided by their religious ritual, the Mayas also made important advances in mathematics and astronomy. They discovered the number Zero and the development of a very complex calendar system based on 365 days. They carried out astronomical measurements with remarkable accuracy yet they had no instruments other than sticks. They built an observatory.
Isn't it amazing that they were able, with only these instruments to calculate the length of the year to 365.242 days and the calculation of the length of the lunar month. The Mayan calendar recognizes that we are approaching the end of a world age but does not prophecize that everything will come to an end.
It is a time of transition from one world to another. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or peace and tranquility. The Jupiter and Venus conjunction. The planets are 450 million miles apart in space but because they are aligned in the same direction they appear just 3 degrees apart. Venus is brighter because of it's relative closeness to Earth. Conjunctions are not rare this one is just very spectacular. I looked at the sky yesterday, how beautiful these two planets shined but how small we are in this universe, amazing.
With love & on & on
Please help to fight animal cruelty and the fight against puppy mills
Danke & gracias & merci
Feb 12, 2012
From LA - R.I.P. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston died yesterday.
She had the voice of God I was a huge fan. May she rest in peace.
Something will be missing at the Grammys tonight.
Feb 06, 2012
Nothing is Imposible
Guten morgen LA
It's 3am & can't sleep ... a guy in the room next 2 mine is having a party or something & screaming like a chicken. I have been debating about if i should to try and fall asleep again or complain ....ok guys I'm complaining it's the second night that “la dinde” over there is screaming his lungs out ..or should I send my guard dog my faithful chihuahua ...Lester? He wouldn't mind. Lester is jet lagged anyway:)
I was walking in Santa Monica yesterday and I couldn't believe how many homeless were sleeping on the streets. Something is really wrong in our society. Is it normal that we don't react that we just turn our heads? Has it become that “banal”? just to walk next to a guy sleeping on the floor, his suitcase under his head and not help? Is it normal that cruelty & inhumanity have become such a part of our everyday life that we are only concerned about ourselves? What will it take for us to understand that this can't go on? We were born in a paradise and we are destroying it...just look around. We kill & decimate whatever is on our way for money,for greed,for power, for fun. We have forgotten what love is all about. That a life without values & morals isn't a life. We are all connected in one way or in another, we all live on the bloody same planet ...there are consequences in every one of our actions & reactions so tell me what happened to compassion & what will it take for us to understand? Get rid of that thought that is telling you while u read this blog, yeah sure ..what a bunch of crap ...get rid of that thought saying it s not important ..who cares, it's impossible, too complicated ...it's NOT impossible, nothing is impossible u can make a difference but u have to start somewhere.
Nothing happens with nothing.
With love & on & on & on
Help the fight against puppy mills www.puppymills.com and help to fight against animal cruelty. If you want a dog then adopt one, go to an organization you know and trust & make a difference or check out www.soidogs.org
Grazie y Gracias und merci et thank you
Ciao und gute nacht
Jan 17, 2012
A Blog About Divorce
I thought I should talk about this.
So many of my friends are going through similar stories that I thought a blog about divorce &....would be just right. I would like to start by saying something I'm sure a lot of you won't understand so don't scream when you read this. We receive what we ask for but very often it is not what we need, so when things end we don't understand why. We blame it on whatever we find to take the anger, the sadness, and the loss away. You think that you have done nothing wrong, that it's so unfair ...you think, why me ...but if from the beginning you chose the wrong person for the wrong reasons then it can only end the wrong way. I sometimes wonder what happened to values and morality in our society? Was it always like this or have things gotten so bad because today everything is normal, everything is ok? What I see around me, what I hear on the news and in the newspapers makes me realize that something is seriously wrong... it makes me think .... I would like to live in a world where values have a meaning. Where lying, stealing, and cheating is not okay. A world where people would stop being greedy, selfish and cruel . Where we would respect one an other, respect nature & live in harmony isn't that possible? I believe it is...I hope it is.
We are 7 billion people on this planet, we should accept our differences and not fight over them & certainly not use God as a reason to kill & destroy . Any and I mean ANY religion & belief that brings us to react with anger & hatred is a terrible thing, look at our world today ....
I am certainly not the only one to think that way ...so why not fight for a better world & bring back some sense, some kindness and morality to our lives. Why not start with our family, our children, our friends, our neighborhood, our village or city & on & on & on. If negativity can have so much power over us why not change it into something positive? After all it's the same energy. What we make of it is what makes the difference .
Our choices and our actions make our tomorrow. We are all responsible and I believe that we can make a change. Spread the word... if each one of u could reach just 1 person imagine how beautiful our world could be.
With love & on & on & on
Any cruelty against animals is a crime so please help the Humane Society of the United States in their fight & please help the fight against puppy mills www.puppymills.com
Danke & merci & grazie
Dec 30, 2011
Tomorrow is the 31st please help them in anyway you can.
Help in shelters or help on the streets so that they find comfort, warmth, a roof, something to eat.
Why not volunteer for a few hours? I'm sure a lot of shelters/organizations, need our help and if u have some warm clothes that u don't need anymore please think about donating them.
Guys we really have to start to live with values and morals again so may things need to change.
So many things are not right we need to push aside our selfishness, our ego, our vanity. We have to start believing again. We have to stop thinking that money is the only goal; that cheating, lying, and stealing is something normal and stop living only for ourselves. We have lost the balance because we have no more limits ... this is wrong. Really it is. You have to listen to your soul. You have to listen to your heart.
Thank you for reading me. I wish you a happy new year & une bonne année & buon ano & froehliche festagen
With love & liebe & con amor
& on & on & on
Dec 27, 2011
Countdown 2 The New Year
Just 4 days before 2012, I wish you all a happy new year health & happiness &... &... &... &...
My blog will be short, there are just 2 things I'd like to ask for the new year;
Please help the homeless. I believe that although so much is wrong in our world kindness and compassion still exist. Don't turn your heads or look away. We all are one.
The second issue close to my heart is animal cruelty. You guys can help make a change. Animals are part of our world. They are living creatures; breathe the same air we do and are part of our lives in a way or in another. They deserve if not love at least respect because if they disappear then we will disappear. Life is all about balance, you guys really can make a change because today will make tomorrow
Danke & gracias & merci & thx
Mit liebe & on & on & on
Dec 15, 2011
It's this time of the year again. Christmas is close, the decorations are on everywhere. It's magical, isn't it? It's as if time stopped for a moment making us forget all of the madness of this world ...we become kids again. It's such a nice feeling isn't it? But Christmas can also be a difficult time for a lot of people that are alone, sick or desperate Christmas can be a moment of pain and sadness. Maybe it brings back the memories of the loss of a loved one or of a life that once was. For those who feel like that now, I just want to say please do not lose hope. If you think that you can't take it anymore than fight don't give up. BELIEVE that whatever you have done in the past that you might regret today will allow you to have a chance today and tomorrow to make it better. Whatever your financial situation might be...losing your home, your job, your health, if you think there is no way out .....you are wrong because there is. Fight against that dark feeling that wants to steal your heart away. There is always a light somewhere even under all those layers of dirt, of lies and negativity that you think are impossible to remove. That little light that keeps us alive, that light is there. You just need to let it shine again. I'm not saying it's easy but what is... We have to accept the responsibility for our past. What is done, is done but we can change our present & certainly our future. Change the way you think. You are responsible for your success because the present & the future are there for you, so believe. Do not quit. Push yourselves to what you think are your limits, you will be surprised by how strong u can be.
It's getting cold and a lot of homeless people have no shelter and some won't go to shelters because they do not want to leave their animals behind. Maybe some will think this is a mad idea... but maybe if you know of a situation like that close to where you live... well maybe you could offer to take care of that animal for the night & bring him back to his owner in the morning or something like that? I guess it's not so hard to do and wouldn't you want someone to do the same for you? I wouldn t leave my dog behind.
With liebe und amore
& on & on & on
Nov 28, 2011
Hallo i just heard this band on a tv channel “Arte” called Fun lovin criminals I love their sound really cool band, I think they are from NYC. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. It is such a nice holiday. We don t celebrate it in Europe. It's a pity.
Lazy day today, I'm getting over this bloody cough & and headache & voice extinction. I've been carrying for the last week. Lucky it happened only at the end of my holiday in Sri Lanka one day before we were going back home. I am such a pain when I'm sick and yes I know ...I am an absolute not not when I'm in that state. u can compare me with a Grizzly or something similar...seriously.
I had never been to Sri Lanka before it's an interesting country colorful with lovely people but some things I saw made me realize how lucky we are and that what we take for granted are things these people might never have. It was also hard to see so many street dogs in terrible conditions and little or no way to help them. Forget going to a local vet..there isn't any ..drove me mad ...so much to do.
Ok assez pour aujourd hui.. ce n est pas mon meilleur blog je suis un peu à court d idées.Je vous vous tiens au courant dés que mon nouveau clip video sera sur You tube ainsi que le remix de mon single “sad&wild” par le rappeur Kuf Notz.
Ciao & a presto & bis bald & see ya
Ein kuss & on & on & on
Help the fight against animal cruelty and puppy mills
Nov 11, 2011
The Street Dogs Of Sri Lanka
It's full moon in Sri Lanka, a buddhist holiday, I can not sleep...hmm...
I'm thinking of a zillion things going through my head....my thoughts are upside down.
Lankaa, I saw her while we were visiting Polonaruwa Palace, Polonaruwa is the second city of kings. Lankaa (I thought it would be a good name for her) is a puppy, one of the so many street dogs in Sri Lanka. I saw her lying there with 4 other puppies all of the same age. She must have been 1 month old and from what I understood their mother got sick ..
I asked some guards that were there if they would agree to look after them, I gave them a bit of money and they promised they would buy some milk and feed them. Now I'm debating if I should drive back tomorrow and get her. I hope to get some info tomorrow morning and find out if there is a shelter in Colombo where I could bring her, if they will accept to keep her, until she is old enough to get her shots, her papers ect.. to be able to travel back to Europe. It s heart braking ...some other puppies of the same age I think ,were eating mud... they were hungry or had stomach problems I do not know but they seemed to be in a terrible shape...just so many of them everywhere I looked.
Just a few necessary words about the catastrophe happening in Bangkok.From what I've heard the floods are getting worse and so many animals, dogs & cats are dying caught in the flooding. Please take a look at the Soi dog website, an emergency fund has been established: www.soidog.org/en/flood-relief - Donations are urgently needed please help in any way u can. People are working 24/7 to save these animals. Don't think “I'll do it tomorrow, please do it today because tomorrow is already forgotten. If you want a dog then please adopt one I m sure a lot of the dogs/cats rescued from the floods won't have a home any more.
Je vous remercie & thank you & danke.
With love & on & on & on
Nov 02, 2011
It doesn't matter our religion our nationality our upbringing or the color of our eyes we never understand why bad things happen to us. Our first reaction is why me I do not deserve this it isn t fair.. we get angry sometimes we panic think in an irrational way and very often believe that our problems are far worse then what they really are...this movie we create in our heads well , it's not.
This blog is for two of my friends that are going through a difficult moment but also for all of you that are in the same situation. We all have known moments where we believe there is no more hope where we feel like being at the edge of a cliff where despair is the only air we breath. For some it's not as bad for others it's worse. If you are there now if you think there is no solution if u don't want to open your eyes anymore & want to give up .....well then fight.
Fight against feeling sorry for yourself, fight, push yourself - use all this negativity and turn it into something good, something positive, then you will be capable of things you had no idea you could do. And when you will look back in a few months you will not recognize the person you were and ask yourself why did I have to go through so much anger, suffering, pain & on & on.. I could have avoided all of it, I was I blind - what the hell just happened ?
Oct 17, 2011
Sometimes I wonder if I will ever trust someone do you feel the same?
Please help the fight against puppy mills these horrible disgusting places should be forbidden. “Per favore und bitte” if you are thinking of buying a dog/cat then think of adopting one there are so many of them waiting for a home. And if you still want to buy a dog then be sure the puppies do not come from puppy mills ask to say the parents and infos on the breeder .with your help and by acting and being responsible you can make a huge change .
On & on & on
Mit liebe & amore
Oct 13, 2011
Ok I'm impatient..I'm trying to work on it..seriously... I'm progressing hmm...but sometimes it's so hard! We live in a world where everything has to go fast no time to wait, now and not later...so yes it s not easy to give time to time but I'm learning...
Ok now seriously, in the world we live in everyone should have a home a roof a shelter so why is it not the case? Drives me mad and angry to see that so many just don't care or think; Oh well what can we do it's part of our society. Politicians can't change things we all know that...talking but not acting won't change anything. I am maybe an idealist but I believe that if each one of us could understand that if we change our consciousness start to believe in something more well we could do so much.
What do you think?
With love & on & on & on
Oct 06, 2011
Soi Dogs If U Want A Dog To Adopt!
Since I was a kid I loved animals so I guess that it is normal that today I feel so close to them. I'm not good with people. I often do not understand their reactions, their auto destructive behaviors ...the list is long ...but I have also learned that things can change and that people can change it s just a question of consciousness. Back to ...
I have a few pooches on my website under “causes” that are waiting to be adopted that are waiting for a home. They all had a terrible start in life some things they have gone through...tortured beaten burned raped... are just horrible. Horrible is not half strong enough ... so please if you are thinking of getting a dog well think of adopting one.
These dogs are all from a non profit organization called Soi dogs have a look at their website www.soidogs.com Once you have chosen a pooch they will organize transportation it's just as easy as that! They don't mind the distance - it is really not a problem, I adopted a dog from Soi and she was flown to Switzerland as if it was the easiest thing in the world.
But having a dog is a responsibility .A dog is not a toy that you get for a present, a Birthday, Christmas or to make your children happy. It will be with you for many years and it will grow from the sweet small puppy to a bigger dog so think about it please.
Also do not buy a dog from a pet shop Please 100 % sure that where you get your dog from does not come from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are a disgrace the people behind them should be the ones in a cage .The suffering the dogs endure is beyond anything any of us could imagine so please spread the word to your friends your family your neighbors with your help things can change.
If you do not like dogs that is okay, just don't make them suffer...they are living creatures.
Je vous re mercie & danke & thank you
Mit and und & on & on & on
Oct 03, 2011
It Is Possible
5am I can't sleep hi from Miami! Fred I have an excuse I can put this on jet lag! I'm recording a last minute song today that we will add to my album. I'll be recording at Gloria s Estefan studios in miami, can t wait.
Coincidence or not, the song I'm recording is a cover of a song called “Corazon” and it's in Spanish, a first one for me hmm ....no German accent there MTG! Robert, Mister Venable who produced my album flew in yesterday we all had dinner and shared a birthday cake. Happy Birthday Mr. Venable welcome to the number 3 and do not forget sassy in Español!
What we achieve in our lives...it's all a question of certainty isn't it? It's not more difficult than that. It seems so difficult to many of us because easy just does not compute, because easy isn't normal...because it is so simple and “simple” in our society is a concept that we have forgotten about. Haven't we all had this little voice inside of us, telling us - this is not possible .. can't be done ..come on - it can't be that easy. This society has taught us that life is mainly about struggling, only about struggling but what if we could tap into an energy? Call it God, call it the light, a force ...something so positive that could change our lives destroy doubt and negativity. We have to change our consciousness today and believe that we can create our own miracles every day, every second. If we ask for it, if we fight against this darkness that is sometimes so overwhelming, this darkness that creates chaos, sadness, jealousy and ultimately wars and destruction. This must not be. I believe that we all of us can have everything if we stop limiting our hopes and wishes and tap into another reality. We have to start believing in the huge potential we all have inside of us that potential that we have sadly burried under tons of doubt ....you know a light will always shine it just depends how strong.We have to insert certainty every day every second every day and every hour change what we have created to something positive and good. It is possible
With liebe und amore & amour
a kiss and on & on & on
Oct 02, 2011
Puppy Mills and The Morning Show
The Philly morning show
The founder of HSUS Wayne ... was on the Philly morning show to talk about puppy mills. Shelters are putting down thousands of small dogs all the time. People buy these dogs from stores that come from puppy mills. They think how sweeeeet ...Compare them to toys... then discard them when they become inconvenient....
I have a chihuahua, his name is Lester. Chihuahuas are among those small dogs. They have been made popular by celebrities they are “à la mode”....tons of them end up in these shelters and will ultimately be put down. I find this disgusting.
A true story one of so so many....
A couple in Lancaster PA were vacationing. They saw a sign “puppies for sale” I will not go into details, I will leave it to your imagination...A few cages in the back that were absolutely filthy and small, the couple saw a small Collie type mix that looked terrified. The man said they could have her because she couldn't breed anymore, so they took her. When they got her home she could barely move & at first they thought it was due to her upbringing etc....but then they realized that she could NOT walk they took her to a vet where they discovered that her pelvic bone had been shattered and healed by itself in an horrible way that left her unable to walk, let's not even talk about how much she must have suffered.... She would need extensive surgery that the couple couldn't afford. They had to put her to sleep.
The dog was 12 months old.
Please help us stop puppy mills these horrible places should not be allowed to exist anymore. If you don't like animals don't make them suffer they are living creatures.
If you do love them as I do please help us make a change. If you can't donate to HSUS or other organizations then give a little bit of your time. Talk about puppy mills. Make your friends and family aware of them. Contact the HSUS or an organization that you know & trust. If you want to get a dog, why not adopt?! These animals have as much love to give if not more.
Merci danke thank you y gracias
Con love & liebe & on & on & on
Sep 11, 2011
On My Way To Paris
I had written a blog last week just after my concert In Paris but it was 2 mad..nobody wirklich niemand... would have understood what I was talking about because these things do not happen...in general and finding the words..well impossible. So I decided not to post it instead a few words about the band I played with...My thanks go to jacky, christophe, fabrice, vincent and virginia you are the best I had a great time thank you! and virginia ..so was it a boy!
I hope we will jam together soon.
To michel and fred you read the blog..no I'm not mad, really...
Fight against puppy mills www.puppymills.com
With liebe & rock & roll & on & on & on
Aug 30, 2011
They told me there was thunder
But I never heard that sound
They told me it was over
Empty lines on stolen paper
Along the lonely sea lines
Sea lines of my soul
You re talking like u know mw
You re talking like u feel me
Words in shape of silence
Thumble through my head
Lost without the stars of an angel on my arms
I have held u
In the hollow of my hands
In my sleepless nights
In the walls of my mind
Lost without the stars of an angel on my arms
I have held u
In the hollow of my hands
In my sleepless nights
In the walls of my mind
A page from a book unfinished
And my heart that can t be fed
They told me it was over
You never know what lies ahead
Along the lonely sea lines
Sea lines of my heart
Lost without the stars of an angel on my arms
Ein kuss & on & on & on & mehr
Aug 25, 2011
Great news, Baika the Amstaff a dog forbidden in Switzerland and that friends had saved from a certain death a few month ago.. 15min before being euthanized, is now definitely out of danger. She is such a sweety and really deserves the new home she found. She was beaten up, people tried to use her for dog fighting she is covered with scars she always refused the fight, lived in a cage for years but I guess she had a guardian angel so now Baika today u have a new life . merci à claude jan et tam et a la societé vaudoise pour la protection des animaux.
Aug 24, 2011
I'm in Switzerland for a few days & tonight there is a storm, I love it. Nothing nicer when ur home with friends having a good meal. These last few month have been tough, wirklich, and it is the first time that coming back to the town I lived in (more or less) for the last 4 years hasn't hurt my heart or at least not as much anymore. I thought everything in my life was perfect. It was an illusion. I thought I controlled everything, it was an illusion. I thought that he loved me, hey that was an illusion 2...but as they say ..what doesn't kill u makes u stronger. I have learned that u cannot fill up your emptiness with someone & that there comes a moment where you have to face yourself face who u are and not run away anymore & God knows I have been running away from so many things...I have learned that I am responsible for what happens to me & that I cannot put the blame on someone else ...hmm it was NOT easy to come to that conclusion..and there are still times when...so when we close our eyes turn our heads not to see the truth, refuse to listen 2 that little voice inside ...because it makes us leave our comfort zone there can only be trouble ahead and trouble will come in one way or in another. Trouble hit me because I didn't listen because I so desperately wanted to believe... that I had found a home... & despite all the signs that didn't stop crossing my way. I must have been totally blind! Call them warnings or whatever I still carried on until the wall hit me. Happy the men who is always scared (King David) So when you pray may it be God, the energy, the light... ask for what you need not for what you want because what u want is often not the best for you,
Believe & have certainty & never give up. And und et please fight against puppy mills www.puppymills.com Ein kuss und bis spater & on & on & on
Aug 15, 2011
Just a few words from Israel, it's my last day here and it has been a wonderful experience but most of all i met great people:) How can I be more because of me and not because of what I have, my environment, my friends ...it is a question I will think about today & not just today ..it is quite bizarre actually because it makes me realize and I m sure a lot of u must feel the same way, that I do not know who I am who I really am. What would I do in a different environment, what would I do if I had different friends a different upbringing, who would I be? We so often think of taking, that we forget that sharing and giving is so important. It makes such a difference I have noticed. In times of turmoil thinking of others and their problems helping them just by caring & listening makes our problems very often irrelevant because we stop focusing on ourselves. We stop feeling sorry for ourselves, trust me I know what I m talking about:)
Have 2 go but I will as usual end my blog with a cause close to my heart animal cruelty, puppy mills in particuliar. If some of you do not know what they are please go to www.puppymills.com and u will understand why these horrendous places have to be once & for all forbidden. Wonderful organizations as the Humane Society of the United States & so many others fight against them. So don't just not care please have a look on the website above do it not tomorrow or in a week but now because now is important, thank u on behalf of all these cats & dogs that suffer and are being tortured. And please if u want a dog /cat.. why not adopt? So check this amazing organization out www.soidogs.com.
You guys can change things
Merci, danke, danku, gracias & on & on & on
Aug 09, 2011
I'm leaving tonight and as always had a great time in LA & a lot of fun shooting the video clip for my new single “sad & wild” I'm very curious of the result as it was partially shot under water. Thxs go to Michel & Fred & to James for ur brilliant mind & ideas. Danke to the crew, thxs Greg u looked quite cool as an underwater rabbit :) merci to Christina for doing my makeup & making me look the way u did, l oved these eyelashes!
Ok have to go ..I hate packing..please do not forget to spread the word against puppy mills these places should be forbidden & have a look on my website under "Causes” all the dogs there are waiting to find a home. They all have had a terrible life but thxs to the soidog organization they now have a second chance, so please guys have a look or go to www.soidogs.com
With & et & mit a kiss & on & on & on
Jul 21, 2011
100 Degrees in Boston
Hallo from Boston, it is HOT must be close to 100 and I'm melting. I will be in LA in a few days with a busy schedule.. removing 2 of my tattoos, getting acting lessons & a fitness coach... and shooting the video for my new single..a girl has to do what she has to do.
Bon, sérieusement ces derniers mois ont étaient assez difficile, my wonderful life blown apart my certainty and all the rest via, arrivederci...hmm.. lets stop there I'm not good at this:)
I will finish with a subject close to my heart Puppy mills please go to www.puppymills.com images are so so much stronger then words. Whatever we go through in life, what makes the difference is to believe in something. It will stop you from doing stupid things, it will stop you from having negative thoughts, it will stop you from feeling sorry for yourself it will show you strength you didn't know was there & it will fill your heart with something worth fighting for. You will become a humble servant and help others in need and forget about yourself and that I promise it makes a whole difference .
Bis bald in LA
Mit amore & un bacio & love & on & on & on
Jul 14, 2011
Montreux Jazz Festival
Hello from the jazz festival in Montreux Switzerland. We are playing tomorrow night just got back from rehearsals and getting ready for a fondue tonight with the band.
juste un mot sur la société vaudoise de protection des animaux à Lausanne. Merci pour votre acceuil et pour tout ce que vous faites pour ces animaux. Je suis venue rendre visite à Baika, une Amstaff de 4 ans qui n a le tort que de faire partie des chiens considerés dangereux et donc indesirable. Elle n a jamais rien fait de mal et se retrouve enfermé en attendant un jugement qui décidera de sa vie ou de sa mort.j espère vraiment que nous pourrons la sauver ,elle ne mérite pas ça .
We just finished our fondue and a lot of kirsch...I will not say who drank the most ...hmmm..katarina ? no no ,starts with an R and ends with a T
Gute nach , bonne nuit und ciao.
With love & on & on
Jun 18, 2011
A few days ago a friend invited me to go walking in the Swiss Alps. I arrived mid afternoon in this beautiful place called “Lauenen”in the middle of the mountains near a lake .The chalet has a few rooms that u can rent so after unpacking my things we had dinner and went to sleep early ready for the next morning ... my god how can such a small chihuahua as Lester, my sweet chihuahua, snore so LOUD! 9 am off we went, a beautiful day ready for a few hours walk..up hill. The Dalai Lama supposedly said that this place is one of the energy spots in the world. I can only try to tell u how beautiful the scenery was, waterfalls, glaciers & cows ..well this is Switzerland after all.
So we climbed & climbed & climbed up & up & up with Lester, I was thinking ..only 2 more hours or more ...oh no ...when we will reach the top we will have to walk back down ..no ,no, no!so as we were suffering ..my friend sees a helicopter flying over our heads and says ;that s our way back down. Well you cannot just take a helicopter like that I mean these guy s were working and would certainly refuse passengers on board. We finally arrived at the refuge, a place were people who climb spend the night have a meal and then leave again.The helicopter had landed next to that place we were having our meal “rösti” a Swiss specialty, and the pilot and 2 other guy s were measuring something(I think).My friends goes to them and asks if they can drop us in the village when they fly back down.
To make a long story short we ended up in the helicopter ,so cool the best view and no walking 2 hours down hill,great guys, thank you Franz(the pilot).
Have a great day &please help the fight against puppy mills check this out
www.puppymills.com These farms that treat dogs like shit (désolée) are a scandal really and should be forbidden. I haven t found the words strong enough.. nothing can describe what I feel ,I m still searching .. I will let you know when I find those words.
In the meantime your help is needed talk about it with your friends , family ,your neighbours. If you know of pet shops that sell dogs report them to the Humane society of the united states chances are that the dogs they sell come from a puppy farm.I am not condemning pet stores I am condemning those that sell dogs .So please guy s do not buy ur pooch from a pet store and if u do please take a bit of time before buying the dog check them out to be 100%certain that their animals do not come from a puppy farm. If you change, then the demand will diminish and puppy mills will I hope, one day stop to exist!
Mit liebe und amore & on & on & on
Jun 09, 2011
I remember walking in the streets of London years ago, I remember one particular old lady. It was night it was winter & cold. She was sitting on some sort of steps rolled up in a dirty old cover, a caddy filled with stuff by her side.
People were not stopping, not looking as if this was a natural part of the scenery. I saw this so many times over the years in so many parts of the world and always so much indifference.
We sadly seem to get used to horrible things ..but we should not, we should not think Oh well and turn our heads, look the other way ...So I gave her 20 pounds and offered to pay for a room in a hotel for the night. She refused so I left I did not insist. The other day on the french news I heard that a lot of homeless people refuse to go to shelters in winter because there pets cannot come with them...So I ask what about kindness guys, what about helping these people in so much need by allowing them to keep their dogs? Do not tell me that this is not possible. If u would be in their shoes, if u had lost everything and found yourselves on the street and had nothing left but ur dog, if u had nothing left to hold on 2, what would u do? Would u leave ur companion behind? I do not believe so, so why should they?
Jun 06, 2011
Je déjeune mais je n ai pas vraiment faim...avant de voir mon coach pour 1 heure de souffrance dont je n ai pas vraiment besoin..mais bon ...I need to look fit and and and and for the shooting of my new video clip in july...hmmm.
Il y a tellement de choses que j aimerais dire, mais je ne trouve pas les mots ou les mots ne trouvent pas ma peine.j aimerais crier mais je reste silencieuse c est trés bizarre ,mais peut être que non..na , genug jetzt ich rede tja ..was genau..
Ok time to go and suffer to be beautiful ...no no no !
I will finish this Blog with a thought for u:) I know u are so sad but be strong, u are wonderful, u will get over this, Your friend.
Please help us fight puppy mills these places are a disgrace and should not exist.for those of u who do not know what puppy mills are please go to www.puppymills.com
Or on the Humane Society of the United States website
With your help we can change things, we can make the impossible possible because faith can be stretched to the infinite. Guys just 5 minutes of ur time for a cause u believe in can help make this mad world a better one .
Ciao, Merci, danke, grazie & on & on & on
Jun 01, 2011
The Travelers Gift
I would like to share a passage of a book I m reading .
The Traveler's Gift /Andy Andrews
From this moment forward I will accept responsibility for my past .I understand that the beginning of wisdom is to accept the responsibility for my own problems and that by accepting responsibility for my past,I free myself to move into a brighter future of my own choosing...
I am where I am today mentally physically spiritually emotionally and financially because of decisions I have made...today I will begin the process of changing by changing the way I think .
Beginning today ,I will create a new future by creating a new me.
No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair ,moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity.I can do nothing about the past .My future is immediate will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet.
When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something I will always choose to act....
A person who moves neither left or right is destined for mediocrity .Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly.Failures make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly..
I will persist without exception ....I will claim faith in the certainty of my future.Too much of my life has been spent doubting my beliefs and believing my doubts...no more, I have faith in my future I can only persist ,I will persist without exception.
I know some of you will think,, yeah heard that before...this is rubbish, c est n importe quoi ...personally it s helping me with certain issues it might maybe help someone else!
With love liebe amore & on & on
Fight against puppy mills
make a change thank you
May 05, 2011
Recording and Tennessee
I just finished recording my new album at the “Dark Horse” studios in Franklin, Tennessee. What a great place & experience, thank you to my label, Michel & Fred for bringing me there, such a perfect place at this moment of my life, Merci to Robert Venable for producing the album and teaching me the word sassy.
OK now just a few words about puppy mills. I will never say it enough you guys can make a difference, Puppy mills should be forbidden once and for all and the people behind them should be punished. There is no excuse in torturing dogs and my words are not strong enough to translate what I feel. Images are so much stronger than words so please take a few minutes and go to www.puppymills.com. I am not asking you to love animals if you don't, I am not asking u guys to be like me but if my blogs or my beliefs can't make some of u change your ways & make some of u understand that animals are living creatures,..that the dogs in these puppy mills must live hell to an extent that I can't describe going through unimaginable pain, if through my music I can translate what I feel then that would make my day. Help the Humane society of the United States in their fight against puppy mills and if u want a dog then please adopt one and make a difference.
On & on & on
avec amour und liebe & love
Apr 27, 2011
Tomorrow Is What Counts
I have been in Miami a few days, leaving “demain” for Nashville to start recording my new album. It's an exciting time & and I feel blessed, but I must also admit that in the same time I'm going through a very difficult moment. I'm feeling hopeless,unable to help and reach out to a person that is going through a terrible devastating drama.
I wasn't sure that I wanted to write this blog, u know, I'm not 4 talking 2 personal when it's not about me but this touches me so closely that I just wanted to say a few words. Life is short and precious and although we are born alone and die alone, there are so many good things to take out of life, so many things to do, so many ways to improve, so many possibilities to change things that are not right, there is hope in all of our actions, in all of our thoughts, there is always a way to make it better and ultimately to become a better person whatever our past might have been and even if it seems “cliché” to learn from our mistakes, from our errors but most of all 2 learn to never live with regrets.
Some people in our lives might have hurt us beyond belief, some people may have lost themselves because the pain is 2 strong, done things they are not proud off & so much more ... but at the end of the day, there is always a tomorrow & that is what counts. I'm having a cappucino at the news café on ocean drive (in Miami) waiting for a friend he is late!! but the good thing is that I had time to write these few words. Have a nice day and please do not forget to help the fight against puppy mills. www.puppymills.com Do not buy your pooch from a pet shop and please be responsible, an animal is not a toy.
With love é amore und on & on & on
Apr 18, 2011
I tied myself with wire
To let the horses run free
Playing with the fire until the fire played with me
The stone was semi precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be in the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day
We set ourselves on fire
Oh God , do not deny
It s not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me
Oh ,believe in me
At the moment of surrender
I folded my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me
I ve been in a very black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body s now a begging bowl
That s begging to get back
Begging to get back
To my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of the unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
They did not notice me
I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down til the pain would stop...
Apr 12, 2011
The Pleasures of Traveling
The pleasures of traveling...no comment! I couldn't make this blog LONG ENOUGH to share with you how I feel right now, not even in German the language I normally swear in.
So I leave it 2 ur imagination .....I'm sure that a lot of u know what I m talking about...and I haven't even left .
Apr 06, 2011
On My Way To Paris
I'm on my way to Paris, it's a beautiful sunny day. In 2 weeks I'll be flying to Miami. I will spend a few days there before going to Nashville to record my new album, I'm really excited, I have never been to Nashville! Hey, I'm Swiss this is a whole new thing for me! Anyway I'm really looking forward to it, back in a studio to record, I love it! It's such a great moment, when u create something, that moment is brilliant.
Now let me be serious for just a second: Please help the Humane Society of the United States or any organization you know & trust and please don't forget to check out www.puppymills.com. Images are stronger than words certainly much stronger then anything I could ever say. Puppy mills are mass production farms where dogs are tortured everyday by people only interested in cash & profit nothing else. Maybe these people should be thrown in one of these cages, in the same conditions they treat these dogs, for the rest of their lifes...would they understand...would they get it.. and stop their horrible business?
What do you think?
Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs, you guys are the ones that can change what is so wrong & if u love animals please help the fight against cruelty.
We all live on the same planet and we all depend on each other.
Danke merci und gracias
A kiss & on & on...
Mar 23, 2011
For a moment
STOP the battles & STOP the wars,STOP the cruelty & STOP the slavery, STOP our selfish behaviors, STOP our vanity, STOP our stupidity, STOP our destructive behavior, STOP our avidity, STOP our jealousy & STOP us being envious, STOP destroying, STOP living without values, STOP being negative, STOP not believing.
Have a great day
With love & on & on
Mar 22, 2011
Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
I love LA but I hate when I can t sleep and I don’t like being jet lagged every night.
Now let’s get to more serious matters.
What happened in Japan is a catastrophe far beyond anything we can imagine. It shows just how small we are when nature wakes up & how things can turn dramatic in a split of a second. Not only did the Japanese have to face an earthquake of no previous strength followed by a devastating tsunami they now are facing a nuclear ecological disaster, that will impact all of our lives for decades to come ..
The battle against nature will never be won we have to learn & adapt but certainly never think that we are more clever. My thoughts go to all of those that have lost their homes, their loved ones. The amazing strength these people are showing should be an example for all of us. As I’m sure you know by now I fight for animal rights so I won’t, I can’t, end this blog without asking u to also help all these pets, animals that have been affected by this disaster.
Please contact an organization u know and trust, to find out how u can help. Some amazing stories are coming out of Japan showing animal courage & faithfulness, please do not think it’s not important, animals are part of our lives part of what makes this world, it is a thin balance & we cannot live without it.
Grazie è Thank u und danke, gracias et merci
With love & on & on
Mar 06, 2011
6 Billion Pounds Animal Smuggling Industry
The £6bn Animal smuggling industry
This is part of an article by Maryrose Fison I read in “The independent ” an English newspaper. ..
Many people associate animal smuggling with small time crooks trying to bring a few lizards in a suit case to be sold by the under -the -counter pet trade.It is not .It is in fact a multifaceted business ,catering to huge demand among collectors for exotic species ,ornaments& clothing ,plus traditional chinese medicine s industrial-scale appetite for animal parts...Widely held superstitions surrounding certain animal parts drive the illegal industry within Asia...Bones, paws and penises of Tigers & leopards are used as aphrodisiacs in a northern state of Burma with a large sex industry. Large vats of tiger bone wine, which sell for between 40 and 100 $ a bottle, were being promoted as a health tonic to chinese customers. Around the world, including in US chinese medicine stores, Bear bile is widely used to “treat”a multiple of symptoms from swollen eyes, skin lesions and fever. The Lear macaw a ocean blue parrot from Brazil, is thought to be one of the most lucrative species on the black market. In 2008 it was reportedly trading at an estimated $90 000 per bird. Only 960 of them are believed to be left in the world. One kilo of rhino horn was going for $34 000 in 2009, Rhinoceros horns are prized for their purported medicinal properties..Tiger skin up to $20 000 .3500 tigers are left on the planet.Tibetan antelope hair known as Shahtoosh, are made into shawls that can cost up to 12000 $ a piece. There are between 75 000 and 100 000 Tibetan antelope left on the planet. Poachers slaughter them to sell fur on the illicit market. It takes about 4 animals to make a single Shahtoosh shawl. The article goes on.
Isn’ t the capability we have of destroying what surrounds us quite amazing...The effect on the countries from which wildlife is taken can be devastating, the economy, the tourism that so many countries depend on. Wildlife crime as an impact on the rural economies and on the wider scheme of things. Un animal sauvage doit rester sauvage et non se retrouver dans une cage dans votre salon ou dans votre jardin.
Please think about it.
Mar 04, 2011
On My Way To London
I’m on my way to London for the weekend, I just left Paris. It’s a beautiful sunny day. I had lunch with a friend, journalist, that works at TF1 the french television channel (more or less the equivalent of CBS) it was quite cool. I came to Paris to work on a project that I hope will take form in the next few months and in about 2 weeks I’ll fly to LA to attend the Genesis Awards presented by the Humane Society of the United States & start working on my new album. I will give u more info when I know a bit more but I think that the recording will take place between Nashville & LA. I always wanted 2 go to Nashville so I’m really looking forward 2 It:)
Je vous demande comme toujours d aider le combat contre les puppy mills.
Les puppy mills sont des fermes“ d élevage” que l on trouve au USA , au Canada ,dans certains pays d europe ,les pays de l est ect..ou les chiens sont maltraités et torturés utilisés pour la reproduction . Pour en tirer le meilleur “rendement”ces animaux,souvent des chiens de races , à la mode... n ont aucun soins ,aucune hygiène , presque aucune nourriture et seront enfermés dans des cages pour le reste de leurs miserables vies sans JAMAIS en sortir... jusqu à ce qu ils meurent dans des conditions atroces.il faut toujours verifier la provenance du chien que vous voulez acheter ,verifiez l éleveur et si vous avez un doute svp contactez la spa la plus proche. Les images sont les meilleures paroles:
With love and and and
Feb 10, 2011
Faith and Hope
Faith and Hope were rescued by the people of Soi dogs www.soidog.org on New Years Eve while being skinned alive in a labour camp. What can I say ...how mad and sick is this? I’m horrified & so much more but I don’t find the words. I would say things that I might regret ...& maybe not...So this blog will be short : to all of those who love animals, Faith and Hope need a loving home please share this with your friends your family & neighbors & please be responsible. A dog is not a toy, these poochies need a lot of love. u can imagine why. I will personally pay for their transportation from Thailand. I just read this and I think that it s a good way to end my blog:
’The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Mahatma Gandhi
Feb 01, 2011
Dogs Hunde Cani and the Wild West
Dogs, hunde, cani & les chiens et le chat and the wild, wild west or something like that.
when I get back home it’s just so cool to have my dogs and Bill the cat greeting me. Whatever mood I’m in they are always there. It might seem strange 2 some of u but having always been surrounded by animals since I was a kid - at age 4 I even had baby lions, 2 monkeys and an elephant (I’m serious) - I couldn’t imagine my life without them. It would be so...sad, so empty.
I would love to get a farm, a ranch oder eine hacienda one day somewhere in a warm country where I could have all these rescued animals, a recording studio 2 have a bit of fun, friends that would come over, the sea, and a few palm trees on a sandy beach...pas mal non! Bon ce sera dans quelques années lorsque je passerai moins de temps dans les avions, en attendant que mon délire se realise et si vous aimez un peu les animaux, svp donnez ce que vous pouvez de votre temps pour aider des organisations comme Soidogs.org (ils sont génials)
The Humane Society of the United States, letsadopt.com ou tout autres organisations sérieuses!
Votre aide peut changer tellement de choses.
Merci danke thx und Gracias,
Ein kuss & on & on
Jan 19, 2011
Hello From Hawaii
Je suis à Hawaii et je dois dire que c est assez génial. Cela fait maintenant 1 semaine que je déstresse sur la plage de Waikiki. Honolulu est un mélange entre Rio et Miami. Hey girls, le shopping est vraiment bien and if u like sushi this is the perfect place. It’s a long flight to get here (18 hours), but absolutely worth it.
I went swimming with dolphins 2 days ago - it was amazing. I had the best time; I posted a few pictures on my Facebook page. Sweeties...they reminded me of my dogs - really clever, especially when food is around!
You all know that I love animals and I always come back to this subject in my blogs. I wish I didn’t need 2. I wish it weren’t necessary but sadly it is. Just lately I received a video from Let’s Adopt on my Facebook page about dogs being tortured and killed in Turkey. It is disgusting. People are sick - sick to an extent that I could not imagine. These photos & videos are hard to look at, unbearable. I could not have watched them a year ago. Like many of you, i preferred not to know. The thought of it was enough to make me puke.
This dog was lying in a cage in his blood...if I could catch these sickos...I’m serious.
All of this to say that only thinking that torturing a dog is horrendous is not enough. To make things change u people have to react and act. Report any mishandlings and doubts u have about pet shops & the way they acquire their animals, especially if they come from puppy mills/puppy farming. Join non-profit organizations like the Humane Society of the United States, Soi Dogs, Let’s Adopt or any organization u know & trust.
We will be 7 billion people on this earth between 2011 & 2012. For things to get better we have to understand that we are all connected and that everything we do, good or bad, has a repercussion on all of us.
We cannot live on this earth without a right balance. Nature and all living creatures are part of it. I just hope that things can change for the better.
Even if this sounds a little bit 2 optimistic...if we believe in what we do with a socially-conscious attitude, change can happen.
Aloha con un baccio &on&on
Jan 07, 2011
Gig In London Cancelled
Well...I was in the Eurostar yesterday, I arrived in London yesterday - to leave back 2day. My gigs have been cancelled and John, my guitarist, had to fly back to LA this morning. He was detained at the airport in London and denied entry in the UK yesterday afternoon. Luckily...after being fingerprinted and a mug shot taken of him he was allowed to sleep in a hotel and not in detention!
So bye bye London and my apologies to the people that were gonna come & see me perform & to the venues I won’t be playing at.
à la prochaine fois j espère, bis bald.
Jan 06, 2011
Headed To London
I’m in the Eurostar on my way to London. There is no more snow in Paris but the traffic is just as bad...so I just got in time at the Gare du Nord 2 catch my train.
I’m hopefully gonna meet john to start rehearsing our acoustic set today or tomorrow. John is the guitarist & he’s great. I think that he landed this afternoon from LA but I have no way of contacting him (for the moment) and I have no idea in which hotel he will be staying. I hope that I’ll find him before saturday! Anyway, I’m looking forward to doing these few gigs with him in London.
Je n’aime pas le train et je ne sais pas pourquoi je me retrouve dans l eurostar, mais bon..je vais à Londres pour 4 concerts unplugged et je vais retrouver mon guitariste John qui arrive de Los Angeles aujourd hui ...j espère.NS avions fait deux jours de répetitions à LA en décembre mais là ce sera vraiment une première pour moi , unplugged et à Londres!
Ok je manque d imagination so I’ll end this blog by saying this: Another year is starting - let’s try to make it a better one than the previous one. Whatever u didn’t do last year, well try to do it this year and if u love animals as I do then please help an organization u know and trust. Help the Humane Society of the United States in their fight against puppy mills/puppy farming or trafficking in the UK. Why not start the year by adopting a pooch? There are so so many of them waiting 4 a second chance - please b the one.
As u might know, one of my dogs, Heidi, is a rescue dog that I got through a wonderful non-profit organization in Thailand called Soi dogs. So, please, if u think of adopting a dog, check their website at www.soidog.org. And don’t be afraid of the distance; it’s really nothing - they organize things perfectly.
In whatever part of the world u are in, have a great day.
with liebe con amore and on & on & on,
Jan 03, 2011
Happy New Year
Happy new year/Freues neues jahr & bonne année.
Good morning! It’s a beautiful sunny day - a great way to start the year.
I’m drinking my coffee with a beautiful view of the majestic mountains in front of me. The snow makes it look like something out of the movie ’Narnia’. Everybody is still sleeping - even my dogs are lazy. Lester, my chihuahua, does NOT like fireworks. I was told this morning that yesterday evening as the noise started he hid under my bed growling...sweetyyyyy!
I do not like new year resolutions. Very often you don’t stick to them & as the days go by, you find excuses for not keeping them and so on...i’m sure you know what i’m talking about...There’s nothing worse than a promise that you don’t keep. I used to have a zillion resolutions every 31st at midnight - hmmm...never worked - so now i just try 2 be better than the year b4 and anything more is like a cherry on the cake.
I will finish this blog with a few words about puppy mills. Please, please spread the word - puppy mills are a disgrace; i will never say it enough & enough & enough.
Help the Humane society of the United States in their fight against them. Don’t buy a dog from a pet shop & if u do please be 1000 times sure that the dogs there do not come from puppy mills. Be responsible - a dog is not a toy. Why not think of adopting a pooch? So many of them are in shelters; please give them a second - une deuxième - chance. That would be cool.
With your help things can change.
mit liebe und liebe and love
Dec 12, 2010
Puppy Mills and Christmas
We are getting close to Christmas so I wanted to talk about puppy mills again. I know that I’ve said this in previous blogs, but 8 months ago I had no idea what puppy mills were. Call that a lack of information, living in the twilight zone or being naïve, whatever - I had no idea. As u might have noticed :) - I love animals; they are part of my life & my life without them would not b a life. When I recorded my album I never thought that my passion 4 music (it came late!) and my passion 4 animals (since I was a kid) would meet. So to have the chance to fight 4 my beliefs through my music...well, it couldn’t get much better.
Now, 2 get back to puppy mills - these mass production farms are a disgrace. Puppy mills breed dogs for reproduction only. They only care about cash; their only purpose is to get as much money out of these dogs as possible, as many litters as possible..& when these dogs outgrow their use...they are simply killed and thrown away. The way these poor dogs are treated - shoved in cages with barely any space and no protection from the cold or the heat, no food or water - is more than cruel. They endure torture, never get out of their tiny metal cages that are piled one on top of the other, eat their excrements and due to a total lack of hygiene they are covered with infections and sores, sometimes blinded, hairless or toothless. Oh yeah, and I forgot - scared to death. Could u see urself living like that?...I don’t think so.
I’m not asking u guys to love animals if u don’t, but just to have a bit of dignity and respect & treat them as living creatures. If you don’t like dogs, well then don’t have one; ignore them, but don’t hurt them. If u want to buy a dog during the holidays, please be responsible: don’t go to a pet shop or at least check it out to be sure that their dogs do not come from puppy mills. Always check out the source and if u have doubts about a place or know for a fact that the dogs come from puppy mills, then contact The Humane Society of the United States. You are the only ones that can make a change by being aware, by helping organizations u know and trust stop puppy mills from existing & one day make a law to forbid them. As we are approaching Christmas and if u are thinking of buying a dog then why not adopt one? So many of them are waiting in shelters. Please give them a second chance :)
The important thing is to act and not think, “What will it change?” YOU guys can do so much.
Thank u for reading what I had to say and if I changed ur minds a bit then u made my day.
Mit liebe und love & on & on
Dec 08, 2010
Bye Bye LA
Bye bye LA; it was a short but nice as always. I love it here.
I’m at the airport waiting for my plane; sick and in a bad mood so this blog sera tres court.
J’ai visité les studios sur Melrose ou je vais certainement enregistré mon nouvel album l année prochaine really a cool place - loved it.
Ok guys, sorry I’m not in the mood & no inspiration. :( I hope that I’ll manage to sleep on the plane.
Have a great evening, appreciate what u have & help those that need it.Sometimes comforting someone in distress especially as we approach Christmas can do so much.
Please help the fight against puppy mills - www.puppymills.com.
With love und liebe and on & on,
Dec 02, 2010
Un Bonjour De Paris
Un bonjour de Paris
I just spent 2 days in Paris.
it was snowing and gave a romantic side to the city with its beautiful
Christmas decorations on the Champs Elysée and the amazing lit up red
Christmas trees on avenue Montaigne - that made it all look like something
out of a Charles Dickens novel.
I love this time of year, don’t u?
it’s comforting, it gives a sense of peace as if time stood still, as if
for a moment all the sadness and madness of this planet just disappeared
with one snowflake.
As I was walking back 2 my hotel my thoughts went to all these homeless
people that have no shelter. It must be so cold that they definitely do
not see Paris the way I saw it that night. I know that there are
Organizations that take care of them, especially when winter hits, but I
can’t stop thinking that people should NOT need to look for shelter in
this day & age, that there is definitively something wrong in our society.
So many of them refuse to go to a shelter because they have a dog that is
not allowed there. They prefer to freeze literally to death than to
abandon their companions. I do not understand. They already have nothing.
How can they be asked to leave behind the only thing they have...?
Please help an organization u know & trust - there is so much to b done.
With love und liebe con amore & on&on
See u in LA
Nov 17, 2010
A Thought To Share Before Boarding My Plane
I have a few minutes before boarding - it’s 5:30am.
I’m reading a book about Paul Watson from The Sea Shepherd called “My Fight for Whales & Seals.’ For those of you who have never heard of him, Paul Watson is a Canadian conservationist determined even at the cost of his life to protect wildlife - especially marine mammals- and to stop the hunting of Whales. He was beaten, almost drowned, jailed, his boat confiscated, rammed into and so on. He threw himself between baby harp seals and their killers, sprayed the pups with red harmless dye, making their white pelts commercially useless. I’m sure u have heard of him. He is an amazing guy with an amazing life that fights for his convictions and has done so much for marine mammals.
This is a great way to start my day, in a plane reading his book. Believe in what u do, have no doubt, and things will change. Act today - don’t wait until tomorrow...cause tomorrow’s already forgotten.
With love & liebe ein kuss a kiss and on and on.
Nov 11, 2010
It’s been one of these weeks that I don’t really know where to start.
Oh well, here we go:
I’ve had a huge fight with someone I deeply care for bcoz of a stupid misunderstanding. It has actually been dragging on for a few months. (you know that something is not right, a kind of tension when u see each other - u want to talk about the issue but u don’t - something really bugging u but u don’t say anything). It started with a remark that I made and it ended up in this huge, I mean huge, mess...8 months later.
When u don’t clarify a problem between 2 people - even if they are best friends - it can turn into a sad waste of time and energy - ridiculous situation. We can all sometimes be so pathetic, selfish and twisted that it is...hmm...frightening. All this to say that when u care for someone: a friend, a lover, a member of ur family, etc, you have to talk when something goes wrong when u have a fight and leave thinking, ’It will be forgotten in a few days...Anyway, I’m right; he’s (she’s) wrong...’ or whatever other thoughts go through ur head in moments like these. Life is 2 short for losing time in futilities. Friendship is something important so it’s worth putting ur ego on the side and listening to the other person. Sometimes it’s not easy. I know.
Yesterday afternoon I went to see the father of my best girlfriend in the hospital. I’ll just say that it was a tough moment. He is such a nice man and seeing him like that...all my love and prayers go to him and his family for his recovery. Moments like these make you realize that one should never take things for granted.
Croyez en ce que vous faites, battez vous pour vos convictions et ne laissez pas de place au doute, car rien n’est impossible tout est possible.
Take a few minutes to help a cause u believe in. If u can’t help with money, help with your time. And if u love animals, please check out The Humane Society of the United States and help them fight against puppy mills where dogs are bred in horrendous conditions, tortured and killed.
The people who have these puppy mills should be put in cages and treated the way they treat these dogs. So be responsible when u buy a dog - check out where he comes from, and what breeder. Why not adopt one from a shelter? The dogs there have so much love to give.
With love und liebe con amore and on and on...
Oct 20, 2010
Hallo, Ich habe immer geträumt ein haus auf dem land zu haben, mit Tieren, mit hunden, ein puma oder zwei, pferde und freunde die für s wochenende kommen und natürlich ein recording studio wo mann tag und nacht spielen kann und so weiter :) Es ist für mich ein art frieden.
I’m back in MC - had a great time in Canada, thank u again! On my first night back the dogs and cat all slept on my bed & i just had a tiny space for myself - oh well :)
I have a few poochies that I’m sponsoring & that are for adoption at Soi dogs. One of them is called Blondie; he is a sweetie with only 3 paws. Please spread the word - he is looking for a kind soul to take him home. The people at Soi dog are very efficient - they organized for my dog Heidi to b shipped from Phuket to Switzerland without a problem. www.soidogs.org or contact me on facebook or via twitter.
With love und liebe and on and on on.
Oct 15, 2010
Stop Puppy Mills
No no no, I’m jet-lagged again. I’m up since 5 am - this is becoming a real pain in the...for the last hour I have been thinking about going back 2 sleep, well it didn’t work, not a chance, impossible, nada.
So - good morning from the great city of Toronto.
We played at the Hideout yesterday, Thursday. For those who were there & heard us perform I hope u enjoyed it.
I would like to talk again about puppy mills. I am more and more amazed of how many people have never heard of them, of how many people buy a dog without knowing where that animal comes from, bcoz it is something that doesn’t cross their minds, bcoz it is convenient to go to a pet shop (ok, not all of these pet shops get their dogs from these mass production farms called puppy mills but sadly A LOT of them do), because dogs there are less expensive and because too often people don’t know what horror lies behind these sweet little pooches.
These animals are tortured in a way u CANNOT imagine, ultimately killed when of no more use. They spend their whole lives in disgusting filthy cages stuffed in there with no protection against the heat or the cold, with almost no food, water or space to run around. They NEVER get out of these cages, their paws rotting bcoz of multiple infections, their teeth falling out, their eyes becoming blind with only skin left on their bones & then dumped in the garbage if not already dead or left to die. This is beyond disgusting, this is...I have no words.
So please, please, if u love animals the way I do help an organization u know & trust. If u can’t help them by donating money help them with a bit of ur time to fight against this, to fight against puppy mills. Talk to ur friends about it, spread the word and tell people u know to go on www.puppymills.com or on www.humanesociety.org.
I was like u guys a few month ago - I didn t know, I had no idea these places could exist, I couldn’t imagine that some people could be that deranged...when I saw the videos on youtube, it was so so brutal it made me sick to see that some people could do that and it made me react.
Some of you will think, ’Oh well, they are just animals.’ My answer is: it is in no way a reason for cruelty. If u don’t like dogs or animals just leave them alone.
I want u to react. The only way our present can change is if we decide that it’s time 4 change, this goes for anything in life. Don’t just sit there waiting 4 things to happen - make them happen. Don’t think ’I’ll do it tomorrow’, do it now, cause tomorrow is already forgotten.
Have a nice weekend
Je vous embrasse, bis bald
Oct 04, 2010
Last Day On The Road
This our last day on the road. We are heading for Easton/Maryland where we are playing at the Nightcat, only acoustic, it will b interesting. After the gig we are driving to Atlanta to play at smith’s old bar sunday night. It’s gonna b a long drive ...
I was glad to dedicate one of my songs (the one in German) to Abbi
yesterday during the gig at firestones. Abbi is this lovely person I knew that passed away bcoz of cancer, I was so so hoping that he would get to
hear my album, I had promised, but I was 2 late. I’m not good with words but it felt right to speak about him and I learned this morning that this
whole month is “cancer prevention month’ so there u are.
I will write a blog from Miami monday...before flying back to Europe.
Help out an organization u know and trust, a little gesture, a bit of ur
time, can change so much in someone’s life and if u like animals as I do
then help the Humane Society of the United States in their fight against
puppy mills. Please check them out, I was amazed at how many people don’t know what puppy mills are so: google or go on http://humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/.
No animals deserve to suffer and puppy mills should b forbidden.
Sep 28, 2010
Touring The East Coast
Hallo, guten morgen, Schon eine woche das ich hier bin!
The tour started in Delaware then Maryland - yesterday Philadelphia and today we will b on our way to Boston and on the road again: direction NYC demain mercredi 28. I think it’s going well. I can just imagine how great a world tour would b :) I hope 2 find that out in the future! for the moment I’m in the US and I love it, coming from Europe everything seems so easy over here. I think, guy’s, ur less complicated then we are.
Hmmm I have no inspiration today.....so just a few more words that I would like 2 share. One of my songs is called Days of Power. When I wrote it, I was inspired by something I learned a few years ago (& I’m still learning) when things weren’t at their best. U have to believe in yourself, whatever happens to u, however hard it seems, impossible, desperate...Sometimes u see no tomorrow - only a dark, dark hole..that’s when U HAVE to believe and erase doubt, and know that u can create ur own miracle, that even if it seems impossible it is possible. I also learned that things don’t just happen by accident....good or bad, things happen bcoz u created them. Trust me, what goes around comes around....the consequences of our actions always come back to us. So when that happens...Try to take the positive out of the worst situation. there is always something good in any situation, it is always a wake up call. To quote the great Monty Python: Always look on the bright side of life....
Please, Check out the Humane Society of the United States in their fight against puppy mills And Soidogs.org. these people do an amazing job.
Sep 19, 2010
Our Oxygen Is The Amazon Forest
The amazon indigenous people strive 2 protect their forest, they depend on it to survive...as we do.
I came upon this article a few days ago that explains for those who are not aware, why this is so important. Very simply, it is our oxygen; without it catastrophic climate changes would happen that I believe we cannot even imagine....affecting all of us in a terrible way. and don’t think that since it’s not next door we won’t be affected by it.
We have all more or less seen the changes occurring around us but sadly, very often we start acting, realizing our mistakes, only when we are directly concerned. I have not got the answer on what to do to change this world to what it could be, but I believe that if we just become conscious, responsible, if we change some of our bad habits into good ones, as I often say change the negative into positive, even a small thing, find a balance between enough and too much, and learn to respect, it could make a huge difference.
Wir mussen verantworlich sein und auf unsere erde sorgen, es ist nie zu spät.
I’m leaving for NY monday and will start my tour on the 23rd. I will keep u posted on how things go!
Have a great week
à bientôt, a presto, see you soon and bis bald und mit liebe.
Sep 14, 2010
My Car Keys Lost
I just wanted 2 share this so so sad moment with u :) I landed in Geneva, went to get my car, opened the trunk to put my bag in, closed the trunk, left my keys inside...car locked and the spare set of keys is in MC....how sad is that?!
Oh well ...
Sep 10, 2010
Pastor John's Declaration
Today i wanted to share my thoughts with u about the declaration of Pastor John’s wanting 2 burn the Qu’ran. So here, just a few lines.
My belief: I believe that God is universal, has different names, different faces, u believe in him or not, but u should not use God to create hatred. Religion should never become a problem, don’t u think? Ok I’m certainly naïve....history over the centuries is an evidence of the contrary, but it really drives me mad to see so much ignorance or lack of judgment in certain individuals. Burning a holy book does NOT solve any problem, it creates one and offends millions & millions of people around the world.
I understand the delicate situation about ground Zero, the emotional issues it triggers, especially a few days b4 the sad anniversary of 9/11, but in no way should it permit any man, especially a man of God, to speak the way Pastor Johns has.
Isn’t the world sufficiently a mess? please think about it.
Sep 06, 2010
I’m back home in MC and it’s great, well...apart from all the bills..u know - all these letters that pile up when ur away and u really hate opening when ur back, hmmm not nice.
I’m here a few days before leaving again, I feel like a gypsy, actually i think that I’m really becoming one..airports are home :-) I always complain....a lot..but i think I like it, it makes coming back home even nicer, how strange.
I stayed one day in Switzerland before flying back to Nice (South of France) and then driving to MC, it’s a 30mn drive. When I landed in Zürich it was so so cold 12 degrees....around 53 fahrenheit...a change from Miami! Tonight i’m having dinner with my italian friends on their boat, they are really great people, it’s been a long time since we saw each other, i’m having a great time, watching soccer, England against Bulgaria and let me tell u, italian food.....and the tiramisu and and..c’est pas grave, c’est trop bon .
As usual and bcoz it’s important :-) i’ll ask u to please check out the > Humane Society of the United States in their fight against puppy mills, soi dogs, let’s adopt or any association u know and trust and help them 2 make this place a better place. E cosi importante di pensare positivo, perche puo cambiare tante cose, puo cambiare la vita. Un bacio
With love und liebe
Aug 23, 2010
There are 2 subjects I would like to talk about today:
I came upon an article that talks about soldier’s stress.
I’m a girl...and I come from Switzerland, a neutral country, so I don’t know a lot about wars and to be honest I never thought about it until I came upon this article.
I don t know much about losing a family member, a brother, a friend, a lover, a husband bcoz of a war. I don t know much about pain, anger, sorrow about fear of dying, about a bomb exploding and killing a soldier maybe a friend, about horrible sleepless nights with images of death of someone, a man who was fighting next 2 me, someone I knew, being torn apart or coming back home but having the impression I’m still there fighting that war...
So these few words with a lot of humility go out to all these soldiers and families that had to go through that. Beyond any political views or my own beliefs they deserve a lot of respect.
This should not b.
kids and animals are causes I fight 4, I believe in .
I was amazed to hear of how many homeless kids are in florida. When I hear this...I sometimes feel hopeless....but 4 a few seconds only...because there is always hope :-) and certainty that change is possible.
I know, I know, we all have problems..and like u I sometimes think ...what will it change if I do something? I’m one out of a billion...but it can change so much if we just start thinking differently, in a less selfish way. So when this little voice says, who cares, not possible, maybe tomorrow, think...stop and act and be positive. Can u imagine how things could be different!
We all over buy, u know the stuff in a closet we forgot about, the cloth we never wear or maybe once and then bof...and could be so useful to someone else, maybe a friend, a neighbour.
So take a bit of ur time, juste un peux de votre temps, check out an organization u know and u trust and help them, if u can donate a bit of money or help them in any other way.
Kids should not be homeless.
Now on a lighter level:-)
I’m really enjoying my last lazy days in Miami, before flying back to Europe and then flying back to the US to start my tour end of september. I’m really excited & grateful. Just spoke with my label. Lester my chihuahua will be with me 4 a few days, he is such a cool pooch anyway and I would miss him :-(
The tour will be by bus so that’s cool, Rock my dog!
Ok before I go I have to tell u about my burgers & beers, Mother burger thursday night experience...
This was a huge, I mean HUGE burger, even more 4 a Veggi like me (I had a salad...so sad..).We were 12 and the guys and kids were not able to finish it....u only find that in the States:-) the chocolate burger cake was really good....I had to spend more than an hour at the gym yesterday, to get rid of.
I have to go, so have a great weekend!
à bientot, bis bald
Aug 16, 2010
Holiday In Miami
Huge storm this evening, it’s actually quite cool...as I’m not in a plane...I’m home, some friends are coming over 4 dinner. I should get some info about the tour this week. I will keep u posted.,It’s been calm and I have enjoyed these few days of doing ..NOTHING, I’m sure u know what I’m talking about...Holidays! Na gut,okay,I’ll switch to french for this blog:
Quelques jours de repos ne me font pas oublié mes convictions,les animaux maltraités et torturés n ont pas de vacances et ceux qui se donnent corps et âme pour défendre une cause non plus.les organisations comme Soi dogs ,the Humane Society of the United States et Let s adopt(et tant d autres) font un travail remarquable pour changer la mentalité des gens car certaines personnes malheureusement n ont aucun remords,aucune conscience.....
Nous devons tous nous battre pour nos convictions c est le meilleur moyen pour changer les choses.Si vous aimez les animaux comme moi ,alors prenez un peu de votre temps pour aider une de ces associations ,faire du bénevolat ect..J imagine bien que tout le monde n est pas aussi sensible que moi a la cause animal , l important est de croire en quelque chose et de ne pas avoir de doutes, c est de cette façon que les choses changeront.
Ne pensez pas.... on verra demain,car demain est dejà oublié.
Bonsoir de Miami, have fun.
Aug 08, 2010
Je viens juste de recevoir une super nouvelle, j ecrirai un blog à ce sujet en français la semaine prochaine. I just received great news that the the puppy mill cruelty prevention act has been certified for the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Missouri. So Missouri residents, please VOTE YES on prop B and spread the word it is important !
I arrived a few days ago in Miami,I’m enjoying every minute. The flight was great, no turbulence 4 once! and it’s cool to see my friends again. Tonight we are having dinner, it will be a fun night.....my best friend just arrived from Paris , he is mad as ever ... and my girlfriend from Ecuador is also here for a few days. Ok guys, I have 2 go ...I’ll keep u updated on my Miami holiday. In the meantime have a great week end .
Un beso & ein kuss
Jul 28, 2010
At Jamiroquai Concert
Last night I saw Jamiroquai in Monaco, he is brillant.
It was a great gig. Anyway, towards the end of the concert this woman
starts dancing on the stage just an inch away from him..it goes on for a
few seconds... (no security) and then out of nowhere she does a cartwheel,
guys!...she’s in a mini-skirt with HIGH heels. She must have been an
athlete or something a few years ago, amazing!
She was dragged out screaming.
Strange things happen sometimes...
Jul 28, 2010
Gill Dalley From Soi Dogs
Gill Dalley is this amazing lady from Soi dogs. When I first started hearing
about this non-profit organization, it was in a local newspaper in
Phuket (Thailand) 3 or 4 years ago. I was there on holiday and the day b4
I was scheduled to leave, i fell upon an article about Soi dogs and the
work they do to save the lives of so many dogs/cats picked up in the
streets of Phuket in horrendous conditions, tortured beyond belief,
burned....The list is so so long....
The shelter being just minutes away from my hotel and my sunny beach...I
jumped in a cab...and ended up 5 months later with Heidi, the sweetest
Anyway, needless to say that the people there were (are) amazing, I saw
the tough conditions they had to work in, their total commitment to such a
huge task (u can t imagine) and I could go on and on to praise their work.
So for these last years...I have been following what they do and heard
about Gill in newsletters, until yesterday, when I watched a video that
please, I ask all of you to look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s225UClTFhY&feature=youtu.be, otherwise it’s on my twitter page.
She was rescuing a dog in a flooded field, the dog would have died if she
had not, she fell ill a day or so later, was rushed to the hospital, her
legs turned blue, they cut them off, something in the water in that field.
She says she never thought of giving up and god it must have been hard, for
the sake of all these dogs/cats, she fought, she got better and today
does what she did before, with prosthetic limbs. Can you imagine?
People like that bring hope to this mad planet, to help create a better
world, a better us.
Certainty leaves no place for doubt.
All these people working to help others, to save children, the sick, the
lost, the homeless, to save the seas, the trees, the air we breathe and
all its living animals really, really deserve our respect and our help.
So please take a few minutes..choose a cause close to ur heart and do
something about it now, not tomorrow, because tomorrow is when we forget.
The Humane society of the United States
Ein kuss and a kiss from Paris, see u in Miami next week.
Jul 20, 2010
Erykah Badu Concert
Just a few words ....I’m tired, in a hurry and without inspiration but I wanted to wish you a great week. The other night I saw Erykah Badu in concert in Monaco, she’s amazing,it was a great evening, I’ll see Jamiroquai next week and Elton John the week after,I’m a lucky girl!I would love to sing there the vibe is out of this world, to perform there must be quite incredible, it’s just a beautiful scene. I’m in Italy for a few days on the ’lago di Orta ’ in the Piemont region, it’s beautiful and peaceful, the best pasta, the best everything, amo Italia!
Jul 11, 2010
Don't Forget About The Oil Spill
I know you are hearing this over and over,it is so hot! but it is...my dogs refuse to go out and even Lester ’busy body’ doesn’t move. I have this amazing view of the sea, this is the best moment of the day. I got some details of my tour that will start at the end of September, beginning of October and I just heard that I’ll be performing in Toronto from the 13th to the 17th of October, that’s cool, I love Canada. I’ll be watching the world cup final tomorrow, now that Switzerland and Germany are out ...go Spain! The star of this world cup isn’t Messi or Ronaldo but Paul the octopuss! If u guys don’t know what I’m talking about....and no, I’m not mad... check it out on youtube it’s quite amazing ...Paul has got it right EVERY time and for the final sunday, he sees Spain champion.
Now a few serious words, Please don’t forget about the oil spill, it’s not because we get used to things that we must forget them and stop fighting. All the people who are working their arses off day and night to contain the oil from making more damage deserve our respect. If u are 2 busy during the week, take advantage of the weekend to help a cause u believe in and change 5 minutes into something positive, it’s so easy and can make such a difference and if u are like me and love animals, spread the word against puppy mills, check out the Humane Society of the United States, please help them in any campaign they support, cruelty is everyday, everywhere.
Have a great weekend
Jul 01, 2010
I guess another of these days... the bus drove us to the wrong plane ...
Jul 01, 2010
Planes, Trains and...
I’m waiting for my plane to Nice, jet lagged and tired and just heard that the plane is delayed..2 hours...for the moment ...how nice. I have the impression that I have been in an airport since I left LA Monday evening a sort of groundhog day! Never getting out of this airport .. Through a queue, through check in, through security, shoes off & on & off, belt off & on & off, 100ml beauty cremes, well, girls stuff, in a little plastic bag, the person in front that does it all wrong and on and on and on ...I’m sure some of u know what I’m talking about! So know I’m having another hot chocolate and croissant, how many did I have!!? Writing silly things.
Now just a few serious words before I fall asleep on my neighbors shoulder. I believe that life is what u make of it, it’s really time that we react and stop all the nonsense we created. Find a cause that matters to you and fight for it, that’s the way things can change, it’s never 2 late to be positive. Help The Humane Society of the United States in their campaign against puppy mills.
Jun 28, 2010
Here I am at LAX airport waiting for my plane in the lounge with Lester, already snoring. LA was great, as always, I love coming here and I’m very grateful to have been able to release my cd! I hope u will like it. Tomorrow evening I’ll be in Paris and Thursday back in MC. I will campaign against puppy mills with all my heart, please do the same and help The Humane Society of the United States. Time 2 go..long flight ahead.
Jun 21, 2010
I arrived in Miami Saturday it’s nice to be here and finally see the sun!
In front of me an amazing view of the ocean, it’s a like a beautiful
italian painting...if Canaletto had painted Miami...
I spoke about the issue of puppy mills with some friends and a lot of them
had no idea, so it shows how important it is to talk about it. Someone told me yesterday...oh well there are worse problems..it’s certainly true, the world is sadly a mess, but if each time u get that answer and u never do anything then things will never change. The world is what u make of it, if u believe in a cause, whatever that cause is you, you can do miracles. So for those like me who love animals, please help us stop the existence of puppy mills.
I’m leaving for LA tomorrow, see u there!
Jun 15, 2010
I just arrived in Switzerland on another bumpy ride, at least the pilot had a great sense of humor when he said ...and now 15 min of free power plate!
Lester is coming with me to LA & I’m really excited about my gig at the Key Club on the 26th of June in association with The Humane Society of the United States to fight against puppy mills. It is very important to me, to make people aware about what puppy mills are, please have a look www.humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/
I must be honest, I had never heard of them before, I never ever imagined something like that could exist.The conditions in which these animals are kept, abused, well I have no words .I’m not asking you guys to love dogs, I’m not asking u to be as involved as I am with animals, but please RESPECT THEM and DON’T make them suffer, if you don t like dogs, then don’t have dogs.
Take a few minutes and imagine ...... imagine yourself, imagine living in a cage on a wired floor, without ever getting out, for the rest of your life, in the freezing cold & in the burning heat, with almost no food or water, hurting and scared, sick and beaten and then killed when not useful anymore.....please imagine .
We have to change this and I believe that it’s never 2 late to start.
See u in LA .
they told me there was thunder
but i never heard a sound
they told me it was over
empty lines on stolen paper
along the lonely sea lanes
sea lanes of my soul
And talking like u know me
and talking like u feel me
words in shape of silence
in vain stumble through my head
lost lost without the stars
of an angel in my arms
i have hold u
in the hollow of my hands
in my sleepless nights
in the walls of my mind....
a page from a book unfinished
and my heart that can t be fed
they told me it was over
but u never know what lies ahead
along the lonely sea lanes
sea lanes of my heart
Jun 09, 2010
From Manchester UK
Someone told me today , that before wanting to change people or the world for that matter, you have to change yourself ,how right that is. When something doesn’ t work out the way we want it 2, when we disagree or fight about something , when Nations go to war and think that they are right & the others are wrong, we have to understand that it s all irrelevant that we are all wrong, it s the only way to make things change.
Ok enough of this serious stuff. I’m in Manchester in the train to London (I hope) . Got there to see that my train was canceled (great) so I rushed back up the stairs, down the stairs with my high heels & my stuffed handbag, to be told that another train for London was like there...on the other side... leaving now. So ,back up the stairs & down rushed into that train without obviously checking that it was the right one..
I definitively did not like the sound of “ train to liverpool”once the doors were closed and the train moving,not really the same direction...
Anyway I finally arrived in London it was the right train! Days like that I guess.
Jun 03, 2010
I’m on my way to Paris for the day,it’s sooo early, had to catch a train at 7am this morning. I had a late night & my head is still on my pillow. I’m looking forward to flying back to LA in a few weeks and also really excited about my album release at the Key Club on the 26th of June! I am also very proud and grateful to announce that I will be partnering with the American Humane Association on various subjects close to my heart. A girlfriend sent me a mail a few days ago telling me that we should try to fly over to help save all these poor animals covered in crude,in Louisiana, she is checking it out with the people over there. I will keep u posted. This could become the worst oil spill in US history. Do we always have to harm? Is this human nature? It drives me mad to see so much destruction & inhumanity. We could change the world 4 something so much better, with just a bit more positivity & consciousness.
Con amore ,MTG
May 20, 2010
La Foret Amazonienne Le Combat De Raoni
Je voudrais vous faire part d un article que je viens de lire dans un magazine sur un des sujets qui me tient à coeur la sauvegarde de la forêt Amazonienne:
Agé de plus de 80 ans Raoni doit repartir en guerre pour sauver sa terre , la forêt Amazonienne ,un des poumons de notre planète. Raoni est un chef indien de 80 ans, de la tribu Kayapo au Brésil. il est en Europe pour tenter de trouver les fonds nécéssaire à la sauvegarde de sa forêt car aujourd hui sa réserve est menacée. 1000 tribus vivent dans les forêts vierges tropicales dont 68 sans le moindre contact avec le reste du pays d après le gouvernement Bresilien. 1600 espèces d oiseaux peuplent l Amazonie,40000 espèces d insectes ,3000 especes de poissons sans oublié les félins. 19000 km2 de couverture végétale sont détruit chaque année depuis 1988 soit 36 terrains de foot par minutes....Chaque km2 de forêt détruit produit 22000 tonnes de co2! Sans forêts il n y a plus d ombre ,les vents vont se lever , la terre va s assécher. Il y aura de grands feux , plus d eau ,plus d animaux, plus de nourriture pour les hommes. Raoni dit être très preoccupé pour l avenir “ j ai peur qu il y ait des problèmes avec les colons,ils veulent notre terre à tout prix...je suis hélas le seul aujourd hui qui tient encore tout mon peuple uni et qui peut encore empêcher les chercheurs d or , les pêcheurs,les bûcherons,les batisseurs de barrage d envahir nos terres. Qui après moi va se battre pour les protéger?....” Nous vivons dans un monde en plein changement et il est vraiment essentiel que nous apprenions le respect de l autre et de tout être vivant sur cette terre. Tout est relié ,d un bout du monde à l autre et si nous ne réagissons pas il sera trop tard ,il n y a rien de pire que des regrets.
Nous sommes tous responsable.
May 15, 2010
Up Since 2AM
I have been up since 2 am ... I had a million things going through my head & Lester was snoring..but i guess that the excitment of coming back 2 LA in June for my album release at the Viper room had a lot to do with it. Can’t wait! I also saw the cd cover, it looks cool, nice leopard... I am spending the weekend at my mums in the mountains,it’s always so nice to come back home, I don t do it often enough, I know i should find the time, but... ich liebe dich mami. It’s 7am and raining,raining & raining again,it hasn’t stopped for the last 10 days and it snowed a few days ago, is this spring? I’m going to have a coffee and then head to the gym, will fly back to MC on tuesday then Paris & Rome next week. Have a great weekend, be responsible & take a few minutes of ur time 4 a positive thought.
May 07, 2010
The Art Of Recycling
Today I visited a school were the children organized an open door to teach us adults, about recycling and how to change our everyday behaviors it was refreshing to see them having fun. They had organized different games concerning issues important to them, how to save endangered species ect.. that’s definitely not something I was taught as a kid! bad habits die hard...I’m off to Rome in a week, if the is landing volcano doesn’t erupt again... I heard that there was a regain of activity today. I hope it won’t be chaos like 3 weeks ago. Anyway, Sunday is mother’s day in Switzerland so I will drive up to see her from MC it’s a 4 hours drive and I don’t need a plane 4 that, thank god!
Have fun & a great weekend
May 05, 2010
Raoni is an Indian Chef from the Kayapo tribe in Brazil. He is in Europe to try and find some help to save his tribe from extinction. I had never heard of him before but I was really touched and so saddened when I saw him on tv, fighting a war that I’m afraid he has no chance of winning, his last fight he says, to stop the deforestation of the amazon and the construction of an enormous dam that could be and I guess will be another ecological disaster....for all of us.
We need the forest to breathe and for any living creature to survive.
I sometimes wonder if we will start reacting and realizing, only when the skies will be dark , the earth burned and the seas dead , when there will be nothing left then regrets and 2 late the only word left.
Apr 28, 2010
Paris, Geneva and Monaco
I’m in the fast train between Paris & Geneva,it’s a beautiful afternoon and I’m on my way to Switzerland for one day before flying back to MC tomorrow morning. I had a nice time there and I was able to grab a coffee with a croissant this morning (I’ll go to the gym this afternoon!),on a sunny terrace of the Champs Elysée before rushing to the train station, for once no traffic jam!When I’m in a train or in a plane it’s really the only moment that I take time to slow down (no choice)and do the things that I otherwise always put aside. I think that I would need 72 hours in a day ....I started writing some new songs so it s constructive.
I have been reading about this organization called “The Human Association”. They protect kids& animals since 1877, some issues they support are quite amazing. When I turn into my selfish mood mode....like this morning actually ....there is always something or someone to make me realize that my little daily problems aren’t that bad and that the world will certainly not stop turning because of them.... It’s difficult to find the right words without sounding cheesy, but I believe that it is so important to teach kids to live & think the right way and not perpetuate our mistakes towards our planet and all it’s living creatures. We have to become conscious & I personally believe that nothing happens without a reason. The seed u planted a week, a month or years ago will always come back 2 u.
No more battery on my blackberry, so guys have a great day.
Apr 16, 2010
Volcano Eruption In Iceland
Mother earth is not happy! I was lucky to get back Monday as a lot of the air spaces in Europe have been closed due to the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. All these poor people stuck in airports, some 4 days, it must be chaos! A lot of natural disasters are happening lately, we will just have to learn to live with them....one thing man can’ t and will never control.
When I got home I was happy to see my dogs and Bill the cat & excited about the last few weeks & the video shoot in LA . Now I can’t wait to perform again, it’s such a great feeling 2 be on stage. I will keep you posted on that .
I’m seeing Ahmed Jamal in concert tonight he’s a monument of jazz. I’ll take it easy this weekend getting rid of my jet lag and will maybe spend some time in the mountains before going back to MC on Tuesday. Don’t forget be responsible, respect & love what u have. Have a great weekend!
Apr 12, 2010
Yesterday as I was in my car, a man came next 2 me with a note “homeless, lost my job and my house” Some people I guess would turn their heads or think, we all have problems...I have done the same, many times. One day I found out that this girl I knew when we were 17, had lost everything. She came from a caring family, she was beautiful, intelligent and sweet. She wasn’t a “friend ” but we used to hang out together sometimes. Anyway, years went by, I lost contact and forgot all about her. I lately learned that her life turned to hell. She was homeless with no one to care and had lost her mind. There is no difference between the man with his note and her. The only difference is the way we react.
Milow the Girl
Apr 09, 2010
The Soi Dog Organization
I received this mail today from a foundation that I support and I needed
to share this with you, as human cruelty and inhumanity never ceases to
John from Soi dogs writes:
Dear Friends and Supporters,
After nearly seven years helping animals here there is really nothing that
shocks me any more. Man s inhumanity to our fellow creatures never ceases
to amaze and appall me. I think I have seen just about everything that man
can and does do to inflict pain and suffering on innocent creatures, and
some of these are simply too horrific to share with people as it is not
our intention to shock. Cruelty to animals happens everywhere even in the
most advanced of nations. The main difference here is that there are
simply no laws to help them, and without Soi Dogs supporters and The Soi
Dog Foundation no one is prepared to help them.
Often when we get a call the animal has clearly been suffering for weeks
and been seen by probably hundreds or thousands of people who simply
choose to ignore it. It always makes me worry as to how many we simply
never hear about. Only 2 weeks ago my wife, Gill called me from the
shelter in floods of tears in sheer frustration after a dog was brought to
the shelter. This dog had been in this condition for weeks yet nobody
called us until too late. One cannot imagine the agony he was suffering.
You can read a poem Gill wrote in a two angry minutes with tears pouring
from her eyes: WHY WHY WHY by Gill Dalley
Last week among the many dogs who came in for treatment were 2 dogs, that
although completely different situations, typify the things we see almost
on a daily basis.
Humphrey was picked up in Patong the main vacation destination here on
Phuket. A foreigner living here had managed to barricade the dog in an
empty lot on a building site he was working on. Local people advised that
the dog had been attacked a few days earlier by a local man and the top of
his head had been sliced off with a large blade. Fortunately the skull was
intact and no entry was made into the brain, though on arriving at the
shelter an estimated 300 maggots had to be removed from the wound. Dr. Su
confirmed that the wound was caused by a sharp blade. Thanks to her
treatment, only one week later the flesh is already regenerated and the
wound is beginning to shrink. Of course, Humphrey cannot be returned to
where he was found.
Shanti is no more than 6 months old and a great example of why our
sterilization program (over 27,000 animals now sterilized), is so vital to
prevent ongoing suffering. Unwanted puppies are usually dumped.
We have found them in bags down wells, on the main highway, and of course
dumping at temples is also very common. We also know that they are
sometimes sold to labour camps to be used as food. Another popular dumping
ground are the hundreds of rubber plantations that cover Phuket. These
plantations offer no food, other than theâ rubber sap that is collected in
coconut shells tied to the trees. With nothing else to eat, the puppies
are attracted in desperation to the rubber sap which our Thai staff tell
us smells something like a cross between fish and chicken. This of course
is fatal to eat. Shanti was the last survivor of a litter dumped in a plantation close to a
new school here. How he managed to survive is a mystery although we were
told a local woman would throw him a few grains of rice as she passed, but
it was one of our volunteers whose son attends a nearby school who spotted
him last week and called us. Shanti was terrified of humans and it took our dog catchers 3 days before
they were able to get a hold of him. He is now at the shelter suffering
from demodec mange and a fungal infection on his face. He very rapidly
however lost his fear of humans and cuddles close to Gill when she is at
Will we return him to the rubber plantation when he is fit and well?
OF COURSE, WE CANNOT.
Thank you for having taken the time to read this, as it is close to my
heart. The people at Soi dog are amazing and they really deserve our
respect. Two years ago I went to Phuket and by chance one day before
leaving I came across them and I was able to see the wonderful job they
do, I adopted a dog that I call Heidi. Please check them out www.soidog.org
Milow the Girl
Mar 31, 2010
LA Video Shoot of Nevermind
I arrived in LA Saturday. It is really nice 2 be back and definitely worth 12 hours traveling and 9 hours jet lag. Can’t wait to shoot the video tomorrow, with 2 black leopards.... they will absolutely be the stars of the shoot !! I am sure that I won’t be able to compete and No Lester (my chihuahua) on the set! Crystal and Ivory belong to working wildlife that rescues all kinds of animals. I’ll let you know more about it at the end of this week.
Milow the Girl
Mar 19, 2010
Just A Thought
Again.....I woke up early, just couldn’t t sleep. I have this melody in my head, drives me crazy, so I started to write some lyrics at 5 am, with my 4 dogs and cat running around. Lester, my Chihuahua, is really bossy with the others, i guess He hasn’t got a clue as how small he is! Oh well, he’s a star.
I feel blessed 2 b surrounded by animals and people. I love and it makes me wonder why the world is so f.....up. It could be simple and things could be different, THEY COULD, if we were just willing to change it. I know its been said before but it’ s so true. I come from the country side, a place in the Swiss mountains and I value everyday what I have around me and even if I’ve been around the world so many times and spend half of my time in a plane these are my roots and I hope that in a certain way I can help, music is such a great tool.
I’ve been following various organizations like Suoi dogs in Thailand, they do an AMAZING job, Dian Fossey Gorilla s foundation, Greenpeace or Parrains de l espoir (they take care of kids in various countries) as I believe that THEY and not politicians, can make a change.
I m in Switzerland this week and I’ll be going to the mountains over the weekend , there is still a lot of snow so I guess I’ll be skiing, can’t box, my arm still hurts, so fresh air will be nice.
I’m very excited about LA , I’ll be there in a week to shoot the video for my single ’Never Mind’ and I’m really looking forward to it, will keep u posted! Ok time 2 go have a great day , Hi from Switzerland
Milow The Girl
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The indie film Days of Power based on Milow the Girl's 2010 Days of Power tour hits theatres in limited release beginning February 10th 2017. The film's soundtrack which features music from Milow the Girl and other indie artists associated with the film will be available January 28th 2017. For more info on th film and upcoming screenings visit the film's website at www.daysofpower.com
Pop Culture Madness Interviews Sylvia G from Milow the Girl
Pop Culture Madness Stopped By Milow the Girl's Show at the World Cafe Live in Philly To Interview Singer Sylvia G to discuss the new movie Days of Power and her new CD Dreams. The full interview can be seen on their website at the following link. Days of Power will be in theatres beginning on February 10th 2017.
Sylvia G Lifeology Interview Now In Syndication
James Miller of Lifeology Interviews Sylvia G In between dates while on her Dreams Tour.The interview is now available on the Lifeology website as well as the following stations iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Blubrry, Podbean, BlogTalkRadio, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, 8 am/fm terrestrial radio stations, iHeart Radio (Under AMFM247 Channel) Television ((Under AMFM247 Channel) Roku, WorldTV, Tikilive, Dish TV, Livestream, Youtube, Google TV, and Vimeo.
New Q and A with Sylvia G from Milow the Girl AND US Mag
A new article from US Mag interviewing Sylvia G from Milow the Girl as she discusses her music and activism. An excerpt from the interview is below.
US Mag : If you could do something for animals, what it would be?
Sylvia G : OMG there is so much to do; Stop animal cruelty like the trade of dog meat in Asia, because yes …some people eat dog meat. There is an wonderful nonprofit called Soi Dogs that does an amazing job helping this cause. They are based in Thailand. I would forbid puppy mills and punish the people behind them.We also have to, now more than ever, protect our wildlife against poaching. Just to give you an example Rhinos are being killed for their horns, the demand for rhino horns comes mainly from Asian countries. They are used as a status symbol to display success and wealth. Some people will pay up to $400,000 for a horn! The animal will be left to die with it’s horn cut off. We need tougher laws to fight for the protection of our marine wildlife to stop the massacres of whales and dolphins, it is very sad that Whaling nations just blocked the south Atlantic sanctuary plan for Whales. Plastic bags are also a major problem. They are all over the planet and I do not think that there is one place on earth we’re you won’t find a plastic bag .The oceans are the largest ecosystems on Earth and generate half of the oxygen you and I breathe what will happen if our oceans or our forests die? I will stop here because I could go on and on…
US Mag : What projects do you have coming up?
Sylvia G : A few concerts in November as we prepare for the Dreams tour, the release of my children’s book Lester’ s Planet and in February the release of the movie “Days of Power” in the US .
To read the full article click here. To find out about the upcoming live performances visit her tour page at http://www.milowthegirl.com/Tour
Milow the Girl's Lands 5 Star Review From Lifestyle Blog The Dope Approach
The lifestyle blog, The Dope Approach recently reviewed Milow the Girl featuring Sylvia G's latest recording "Dreams" giving the CD Five stars for production and calling it “fantastic” with “gorgeous delivery”. The CD has steadily been receiving adds at radio stations across the US and receiving positive attention in the reviews and media. The band will make a few live performances in PA and NYC later this month. To read the full review on the blog’s website click here. For information on upcoming tour dates and news visit the band’s website at www.milowthegirl.com
New Interview With Sylvia G From Milow the Girl On Love Music Blog
The international music blog Love Music has interviewed Sylvia G from Milow the Girl about her latest musical endeavors and upcoming projects. An excerpt from the interview is below and You can read the full interview here. Follow Milow the Girl and Sylvia G on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and tour dates.
Love Music : Please tell us about your new CD " Dreams " and where do you feel your music is headed?
Milow the Girl : I think that we forgot how to dream. We live on a fast track, the world has changed so much there is so little left for Dreams. Children have this wonderful ability to dream, they live in a world of fantasy without boundaries were nothing is impossible. An unlimited imagination. I guess that we lose this ability as we become adults. We all have some kind of dreams inside our hearts inside our heads, we just need to learn how to open the windows again.
Neufutur Magazine Review's Milow the Girl's "Dreams"
Neufutur Magazine reviews Milow the Girl Featuring Sylvia G's new CD "Dreams" giving it 8.3 out of 10 stars. A few quotes from the review: "Electrified is a wonderful example of a crossover pop track that takes on equal amounts of EDM, alternative rock, and pop to make something that is tremendously infectious and catchy." and "I Heard You Say is one of our favorite tracks on Dreams as it is stylistically different than the average track on the album. This is a much more traditional alt-pop effort; hints of new wave and eighties goth music can be discerned here. There is a current and contemporary approach taken to the vocals here, making for a track that fans of a wide swath can appreciate. The instrumentation and vocals unite to make for a taut track that will have fans on the edges of their seats." The full review can be read on the magazines blog at the following link. The band will be performing at select dates in the US in November. For the most up to date information visit the tour page at The Official Milow the Girl website.
Milow The Girl Featuring Sylvia G's Latest Release "Dreams" Reaches #2 On AC Charts
Milow the Girl's latest release, "Dreams" has reached #2 on the Adult Contemporary Top 10 Downloads Chart. The CD was released in late September and debuted on both the Adult Contemporary Top 10 streaming and download charts. The band currently holds the #4 position on the top 10 streams for this week. Milow the Girl will return from Europe in late November for performances in NYC and Philadelphia with a full tour scheduled for early 2017.
Milow The Girl Featuring Sylvia G Releases “Dreams” & Reaches Top 10 On AC Charts.
Swiss artist, Milow the Girl has entered the US Adult Contemporary charts with the new studio release “Dreams”. The CD, which is the artist’s fourth release, charted two top ten slots on Play MPE’s September charts. “Dreams” climbed to number six of the most streamed songs and entered with number nine on the most downloaded songs chart. The CD is currently available for purchase now via iTunes, Amazon.com and streaming sites Spotify, Apple Music and others.
"Dreams" brings a unique sound and new direction for Milow the Girl. The CD was Co-Written and Produced in Los Angeles with Josh Ricchio in May 2016. The tracks mix dance, alternative and ambient elements. The CD’s first intense emotional single, "Electrified" an upbeat, rhythmic song about passion, has been added at radio stations all over the country. The title track, a remake of the Fleetwood Mac hit, "Dreams" stays true to the original yet brings a mix of ethereal melodies and driving drum beats to create its own unique sound. Sylvia G, the bands singer and main songwriter says, "We should never limit ourselves because of others limited imagination. So let's dream."
The band will be performing at select US venues on the East Coast beginning in November with a full tour scheduled for early next year to coincide with the release of the feature film “Days of Power”. The film is based on Milow the Girl and their 2010 United States Days of Power tour. The film stars indie musicians and actors from all over the world and has special appearances by Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts, reality star Simone Reyes and Sylvia G of Milow the Girl herself.
To find out more about Milow the Girl and upcoming tour dates you can visit www.milowthegirl.com or visit her page on the Realize Records website at http://realizerecords.com/Artist/Milowthegirl. You can also follow her on twitter @milowthegirl, Instagram @milow_the_girl and on Facebook at the Official Milow the Girl Fan page.
Milow the Girl Releases First Single "Electrified" From New CD - Now Available For Presale
Milow the Girl will be releasing her first single, "Electrified" from her upcoming CD titled "Dreams" on August 2nd. The song was co-written and produced by Los Angeles writer/producer Josh Ricchio. The song is currently exclusively available for pre-sale on Amazon.com then will be available worldwide on Itunes, Spotify, Googe Music, Deezer, Apple Music and Tidal. The full CD is slated for release the fall of 2016.
Laconia Music Festival Announces Performers Adding Steven Tyler, Bret Michaels & MTG
Realize Records Swiss singer Milow the Girl announced today that she will be launching a series of US tour dates starting with the Laconia Music Festival on June 15th 2016. The performance will be the first in a series of US and UK tour dates for her "Overexposed" tour.
The Laconia Motorcycle Music festival is the biggest music festival of, The oldest music festival on the planet, Laconia Motorcycle Week. 2 music stages will showcase rock and country music with the biggest names in the industry. The festival runs from June 11th - 20th. Specific Day passes are on sale now with the June 15th tickets scheduled to go on sale later this week. The lineup also includes such celebrity acts as Steven Tyler, Brett Michaels, Lita Ford, Fuel, P.O.D and Buckcherry. Milow the Girl states, "This is my first time in New Hampshire and I am very excited to perform at the Laconia Festival." Milow the Girl will be performing tracks from her latest recording, "Overexposed" along with tracks from her previous releases "32,000 Feet Above" and "Days of Power". Tracks from all three recordings are featured in the thriller "Days of Power" loosely based off of her 2010 US "Days of Power" tour. The film is scheduled for release in the fall of 2016.
Stage and set times for the June 15th Laconia performance are yet to be announced but you can find out more information by visiting Milow the Girl's official site at www.milowthegirl.com or Laconica's website at www.laconiafest.com You can also find out the latest updates by following Milow the Girl on twitter at @milowthegirl, Instagram at milow_the_girl or her Facebook page.
Milow the Girl Adding US Tour Dates
Milow the Girl announced today she will be adding US tour dates beginning in June of 2016. The first date announced Friday will be June 15th at the Laconia Music Festival in New Hampshire. More dates are to be announced shortly so stay tuned.
Lester's Planet To Be Released In the United States On December 1st
The first book in the series Lester's Planet. The Big Adventures of A Little Chihuahua is slated for release in the United States on December 1st. More information coming soon.
Women of Substance Radio Interview MTG
Milow the Girl talks career and industry with Women of Substance Radio's Bree Noble. MTG opens up about the music industry, the upcoming film and her love of animals. Fans can listen online here http://femusician.com/05/
Milow The Girl Releases Seven New Songs On 'Overexposed' Album
Singer/songwriter Milow the Girl has just released seven new songs on her studio album 'Overexposed'. The songs are currently available for purchase now via iTunes and other music outlets with purchase of the album and a la carte as well. The music will also be available on all streaming services.
The album showcases multiple genres from pop, rock to dance. "I always try to keep a center base to all of my songs and then I wander around it, like following an indirect road with an irregular pace but with a coherence in my thoughts. I guess I do not like to conform." commented Milow the Girl. Song titles from the new album include Eminence Front, a cover of The Who hit, Surrounded, Overexposed, 7 Years of Hell, Distraction Timothy Allan and Loverush Remix And I Hold On which was recorded with Keaton Simons, and High Speed Trouble Carlone Radio Remix. Producers include Keaton Simons, Robert Venable and Stuart Epps and was recorded in Los Angeles and London.
The single "And I Hold On" is featured in the film "Days of Power" that is based on Milow the Girl and her previous United States Days of Power tour. The film stars indie musicians and actors from all over the world and has special appearances by animal rights advocates Eric and Eliza Roberts, Simone Reyes and Milow the Girl herself. The CD also includes songs that have previously only been available in the UK. The UK hit "Distraction Timothy Allan and Loverush Remix" reached #14 on the New Music Week's Commercial Pop Chart. 2015 US tour dates are expected to be announced next month.
New MTG CD Drops February 24th
The latest CD from Milow the Girl is set for release on February 24th 2015. The CD titled "Overexposed" features brand new tracks recorded in late 2014 in Los Angeles with Keaton Simons and Robert Venable along with UK remixes. A promotional tour is scheduled for March with US tour dates to be announced later this year.
MTG's Version of The Who's Eminence Front Added To Radio In UK
Milow the Girl will release her version of The Who hit Eminence Front that was co-produced by Robert Venable and Keaton Simons in the UK through Right Recordings on January 18th 2015. The song has received radio adds at various rock station in London and Scotland. A UK tour is being planned for 2015.
Eminence Front Releases In The US
MTG's new single from the upcoming CD, Overexposed was released today. The new single is available on Itunes and Amazon.com. The track was produced by Keaton Simons and Robert Venable. Tour Dates are currently scheduled for the UK beginning in January 2015. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming shows and new music.
New Single "Eminence Front" To Be Released in the US On November 18th
The New Single From MTG, A cover of the popular Who hit "Eminence Front" is scheduled for release in the US on November 18th. The track which was produced by Robert Venable and Keaton Simons was recorded in Los Angeles in September.
Lester's Planet Now Available In Germany
The first book, "Lester's Planet" from MTG's new book series is now available in German for purchase online through publisher R. G. Fischer Verlag. You can purchase the book here http://www.edition-fischer.com/isbn/978-3-89950-834-5.html
BRFM In Wales Features MTG Tracks
BRFM's Steve Evans will feature tracks from the MTG recording 32,000 Feet Above and her new UK Single "High Speed Trouble" on October 15th at 6PM BST. MTG will discuss her new single, recording and the upcoming film inspired by actual events during her Days of Power tour. Fans can listen in live at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/BRFM
UK's Metro Radio and MTG Discuss The New Single
October 15th at 4:30BST, UK's Metro Radio and MTG Will Be Discussing Her New Single. Metro Radio is the North East’s biggest radio station: 'Your Music Your Life'. Broadcasting from 55 Degrees North, just off the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne. They reach over 450,000 listeners tuning in to our shows every week.
MTG Visits The Coast 107.9FM
October 15th at 2:30PM BST Milow the Girl will be Live On Air with Jon Jessop of The Coast 107.9FM. The visit is part of a promotional tour for the UK release of her single, "High Speed Trouble" released in the UK on August 24th.
New UK Performances & Radio Visits This Week For MTG
Milow the Girl will be in the UK this week promoting her UK release of her latest single "High Speed Trouble". Visits will include BBC Humberside, Coast 107.9, Black Diamond FM and BBC Oxford. For the full lineup and links to tune in live visit MTG's site and look under the tour link for full information.
MTG Back In the Studio This Month
MTG is back in the studio in Los Angeles recording new music with Songwriter/Producers Robert Venable and Keaton Simons.Nashville based Venable and MTG have reunited again after their first collaboration on MTG's prior CD "32,000 Feet Above while this is LA based Simons first time working with MTG. Both Simons and Venable are featured in the upcoming feature film called "Days of Power" which was inspired by actual events from Milow the Girls' tour Days of Power. Release dates and more information will be announced shortly. To keep updated follow Milow the Girl on Twitter at www.twitter.com/milowthegirl and on her official Facebook page here
MTG's New Book Lester's Planet To Be Released This Fall
Milow the Girl has written a new book called Lester's Planet. Fischer Publishing will release “Lester's Planet ”this fall in Germany. The book was translated from its original English version to German. A sequel called “Lester s Secret” is also in the works. The books are part of a series of six stories called Lester's Adventure. The release date will be announced shortly.
MTG's New Single High Speed Trouble To Be Released August 25th
Milow the Girl's new single "High Speed Trouble" will be released in the UK on August 25th. It follows the success of her first single Distraction, which reached Number 14 in the UK Club Charts. The track is produced by renowned British producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Robbie Williams). Remixes are by top London house DJ Carlone, who has worked with Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot of Curiosity Killed The Cat, Sonna Rele (signed by Ne-Yo), and All Saints’ producer K-Gee. Carlone also produced the official remix of Mind Your Own Business, for the soundtrack to the film Stranger Than Fiction, starring Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah. The single is available on Itunes and Amazon.
MTG Live On BBC Radio Bristol
MTG will join BBC Radio Bristol's Laura Rawlings who features stars, national and local, touring the West Country, for a Live Interview at 3:30PM GMT. You can listen in live through out the world here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_bristol
Milow the Girl Set to Begin Work On New Recording with London Producer Stuart Epps
MTG will join producer Stuart Epps In London in February to work on a new single. This will be Epps first collaboration with Milow the Girl. Stuart has worked with such artists as Elton John, Robbie Williams and Led Zeppelin. Stay tuned for more updates.
Be A Part Of Milow The Girl & Realize Records Movie Days Of Power
RR and MTG have just launched a Indie Gogo Campaign for their upcoming Feature film "Days of Power" scheduled to begin shooting November 4th on the East Coast in the US. Fans wanting to get involved can contribute and receive DVD shoutouts from a Cast Member of their choice, a trip to LA to be part of MTG's next music video or Sponsor a Star to contribute to no kill shelters. To find out more visit www.daysofpower.com and click where it says click here to go to the film's Indie Gogo Site.
Milow the Girl Visits BBC On UK Radio Tour
Milow the Girl will be in the UK promoting her chart topping remix, upcoming film and UK release of her CD "32,000 Feet Above". On October 7th at 3:30PM BST MTG will visit BBC Lancashire for a live nterview with John Gillmore. Fans Can Tune in http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiolancashire to Listen Live. She will also join John Taylor on Big City Radio in Birmingham later that day and Metro Radio in Newcastle. On October 8th she will join Hermitage FM, Phoenix FM in Halifax and Preston FM and Hawks Radio Live at 9:15AM BST. October 9th she will be joining Swindon 105.5FM with Phil Ballard Live at 8:00PM BST
MTG Live On 103.2 FM Preston FM In The UK
Listen in Live as Milow the Girl Discusses her CD 32,000 Feet Above and Her Upcoming feature Film on 103.2 FM Preston FM in the UK at 2:15PM BST. Fans can listen in live here
Milow The Girl's Distraction Remix Rises To #14 On The Charts
Milow the Girl's Timothy Allan and Mark Loverush Remix of Distraction Rises To #14 on New Music Week's Commercial Pop Chart. The song originally produced by Nashville producer Robert Venable was remixed by the chart topping Timothy Allan and Mark Loverush who have remixed Bryan Adams, Jewel and Moby and entered the UK Music Chart at #21. The song continues to rise and this week landed above Miley Cyrus, Neon Jungle and Jessie J. MTG is scheduled for promotional appeareances in and around London later this month.
MTG's Remix "Distraction Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush Remix" Enters Charts at #21
Milow the Girl's latest Remix "Distraction Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush Remix" Enters the New Music Charts in The UK at number 21.Stay tuned for more details.
MTG "Distraction" Remixes Hit European Clubs
New remixes from Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush and The Super Stylers of the MTG song "Distraction" hit European clubs last week to great reviews. Quotes from DJ's include "This is a superb release with the thumping timothy allan/mark loverush remix already getting massive respect on the dancefloor after only one play. This melodic vocalled peaktime energetic pumper takes no prisoners and is sure to be a firm favourite for a long long time." and "dance floor are warming to this nicely." Stay tuned for the official release dates.
MTG Offers Private Performance For Days Of Power Film
Milow the Girl is offering a Limited Number of Private Shows Anywhere in the World to Raise Funds for The Film "Days of Power". The film features Milow the Girl and music from her latest release 32,000 Feet Above. To find out more information or to donate you can visit the films official Indie Gogo Site here MTG has a starring role in the film. To see her in the promotional teasee click here to visit the official website.
MTG To Be Featured on Season 3 of WOA TV
Milow the Girl's Music Video Beautiful World will be featured on WOA TV Season 3 of All things music. To see the current season visit WOA TV. or on Facebook. More info coming soon.
RR & MTG Partner with London Based Right Recordings
Realize Records and Milow the Girl have partnered with London Based Right Recordings to release the upcoming "Distraction" Remix. The deal includes distribution in the UK. Release dates and more info coming soon.
"Beautiful World" Released on MTG Official Youtube Channel
The new single from Milow the Girl's latest CD "32,000 Feet Above", "Beautiful World" was released today on her Official Youtube Channel. The video feautures scenes from the upcoming film "Days of Power" starring Milow the Girl.
Milow the Girl's "Beautiful World" Music Video to Debut in Cannes
Milow the Girl's "Beautiful World" Music Video is scheduled to debut in Cannes on January 28th 2013. The video features clips of MTG and other scenes from the indie film, "Days of Power". The song, featured on her latest CD "32,000 Feet Above", asks serious questions about how we treat our planet and animals on it. The videos debuts during Midem in Cannes, France at Al Gambero.
Milow the Girl Heads To London For BBC Showcase
Milow the Girl will perform next week in London at the BBC Club on January 17th. The singer/songwriter is in Europe promoting her latest release "32,000 Feet Above". The show is private and invite only but additional tour dates will be announced shortly for 2013. Stay tuned.
Sad & Wild Reaches Over One Million Views on Youtube
The First Single off of MTG's Latest Release Has Reached Over One Million Views On Youtube. The video produced by Unicity Productions was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by LA photographer James Hickey. The song features NYC rapper Kuf Knotz. Milow the Girl is currently in Europe preparing for upcoming shows in London and Cannes. The next single "Beautiful World" is scheduled for release in January 2013.
32,000 Feet Above Receives News Adds In MA, PA & NY
MTG's latest CD 32,000 Feet Above was added to new stations along the Mid Atlantic this week. The radio stations include WBIM in Bridgewater, MA, WZBT in Gettysburg, PA, and WSPN in Saratoga Springs, NY. In addition increased play was reported in at a number of stations including WCWP in Brookville, NY, WHWS in Geneva, NY, WRUB in Amherst, NY, WOZQ in Northampton, MA, Cougar Radio in Dallas, PA, and WMHB in Waterville, ME.
Milow The Girl's "32,000 Feet Above" Receives Multiple Nominations On Grammy List
MTG's latest CD "32,000 Feet Above" has received multiple entries on the list for this years Grammy Awards. Entries include Best Pop Vocal Album alongside such acts as Maroon 5, Pink and Rihanna, Best Dance Remix for Sad & Wild: Ecode Remix, Best Producer and Engineered Album. MTG is currently in Europe preparing for an upcoming tour scheduled for spring 2013.
Milow the Girl New Adds & Spins
Milow the Girl is seeing a steady increase in spins, radio adds and views on youtube for her latest video Sad & Wild. Last week MTG received increases in the number of spins at such stations as WGTB in Washington DC and WECB in Boston, MA. New radio adds include WUMM in Machias, ME, WDCV in Carlisle, PA, WMHB in Waterville, ME and WCVM in Morrisville, NY. In addition, the "Sad & Wild" music video reaches over 30,000 views.
MTG's "32,000 Feet Above" Gaining Momentum
MTG's "32,000 Feet Above" gains momentum as radio adds increase. "32,000 Feet Above" has been added to WGTB in Washington DC, WHCL in Clinton NY, WMHC in South Hadley MA, WMSC in Upper Montclair NJ, WNYO in Oswego NY, WONY in Oneonta NY, WPNR in Utica NY, WPPJ in Pittsburgh PA, WDBK in Blackwood NJ, WDWN in Auburn NY, WECB in Boston MA, and WECS in Willimantic CT. In addition youtube views of her music video Sad & Wild continue to increase. Stay Tuned..
MTG Music Video Sad & Wild Picked Up By "Video Nite"
MTG Music Video Sad & Wild Picked Up By "Video Nite" The Show Airs On KOTP-TV In Monterey, CA KQSL-TV ( The Cool TV) In Fort Bragg CA, Ends On The Dish Network For The San Fransisco Bay Area; And KIIO-TV In Los Angeles.
Milow the Girl New U.S. Tour Dates Added!
Milow the Girl will be returning to the US in September in support of her latest CD "32,000 Feet Above" The tour will begin on the East Coast and end in Los Angeles. Keep checking back for added dates and details.
Milow the Girl Music Video Sad & Wild Added To MTV Latin, Eye Music & Power Play Music
MTG's Music Video "Sad & Wild" has been added to MTV Latin, Eye Music Network, Power Play Music and several other national and retail outlets. The video was shot in Los Angeles and mostly underwater. Additonal Ads include Evision, Billboard DJ and the 9:30 Club. If you have not seen it yet you can check it out here http://www.milowthegirl.com/Media.aspx
New MTG CD 32,000 Feet Above Hits The Streets
The new CD titled 32,000 Feet Above from MTG is now available. The CD features 14 tracks and can be purchased online or in stores. The CD features standout tracks such as Sad & Wild - Ecode Remix, Holiday and Distraction. To listen you can visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/32-000-feet-above/id521469775
MTG Selected as Artist to Watch in Skope Magazine
Milow the Girl has been selected by Skope magazine as a artist to watch in 2012. MTG's new CD "32,000 Feet Above" is scheduled for release on May 1st. For more information you can visit http://skopemag.com/
MTG Single El Corazon Impacting On Latin Radio
El Corazon, the latest single from MTG is impacting on Latin and Spanish radio across the US and Abroad. The single was recorded in Gloria Estefan's Studio in Miami in 2011. The single is off of the upcoming MTG release 32,000 ft above. The highly anticipated CD's release date will be announced in April. El Corazon is available for purchase on Itunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/el-corazon-single/id498008718
Milow the Girl Releases New Single El Corazon
The newest single from Milow the Girl is now available on Itunes and Amazon. The song titled "El Corazon" was recorded in Miami at Gloria Estefan's studio with producer Robert Venable. This is the first release from the mulit lingual singer sung in Spanish.
Sad & Wild - Ecode Remix Released
The new remix by the Philadelphia based group Ecode has just been released to the public. The song is the first single off of the upcoming new MTG Cd. The song can be heard in full on Milow the Girl's Site on the Media page or on Realize Records site. The track is also available for download on Itunes.
Sad & Wild Music Video Released
The first single, "Sad & Wild" off of the upcoming new MTG CD 32,000 feet above has been released. The music video which was directed by acclamied Los Angeles photographer James Hickey (Vogue, Pussycat Dolls) was filmed earlier this year in Hollywood. Most of the video was filmed underwater and also features Philadelphia Rapper Kuf Knotz and actor/guitarist Greg Karagianis. The video can been seen on MTG's website and the Realize Records youtube page.
Sad & Wild - The First Single From the New Milow the Girl CD Now Available
Sad & Wild - The First Single From the New Milow the Girl CD Is Now Available on Itunes and Amazon. The video directed by Vogue Photographer James Hickey and features Phildelphia Artist Kuf Knotz is scheduled for release later this month. The full CD will be released in early November 2011.
Milow the Girl Wraps Music Video with Director James Hickey for new Single
Milow the Girl Wraps Music Video with Director James Hickey for her new Single, Sad & Wild from her forthcoming sophomore CD. The music video was mostly shot under water. The single is set for release in August while the video is scheduled for released in September. Stay tuned.
Milow the Girl to Perform At the Montreux Jazz Festival
Swiss recording artist Milow the Girl announced today that she will be launching a series of exclusive dates starting with the Montreux Jazz festival on July 15th 2011. The performance which will take place at The Montreux Jazz Café and will be the world debut of songs from the singer/songwriter’s yet to be titled sophomore cd.
The new recording is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album “Days of Power” and is being produced by Award winning producer Robert Venable former Evanescence drummer and producer of Megadeth, Scott Stapp, INXS, You Hang Up (featuring Frankie Muniz), NBC (Saturday Night Live) and Fox (Glee). The recording was written and tracked in both Nashville, TN and Hollywood, California. “I am grateful that I was able to record my new album in an amazing place, the Dark Horse Studios, in Franklin Tennessee with award winning producer Robert Venable. The recording coincided with a very difficult moment in my life but I do believe the timing of this was absolutely perfect.” Says Milow the Girl
The performance marks the singers return to the world renowned festival. Milow the Girl states, “It is such a pleasure to come back to Montreux and perform at the Montreux jazz café. Singing in Switzerland is obviously always emotional for me.” Milow the Girl’s band line-up for the show consists of up and coming musicians as well as special guests such as producer and drummer Robert Venable and Parisian legendary guitarist Jacky Mascarel.
The singer has dedicated the last two years touring in support of her music, while also raising awareness and educating people on the horrors of puppy mills and other animal rights issues that are important to her. Her songs have been featured on hundreds of AAA radio stations in the United States, as well as featured spots on MTV international.
To find out more about Milow the Girl and the upcoming performance you can visit www.milowthegirl.com To see music and video diaries visit her You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/milowthegirl.
New Milow the Girl Video Diary From the Genesis Awards
New Milow the Girl Video Diary From the Genesis Awards on Milow the Girls offfcial youtube channel www.youtube.com/milowthegirl
Milow the Girl completes Vocal Tracking With Award Winning Producer
Milow the Girl along with award winning Nashville producer Robert Venable have completed vocal tracking for her 2nd release this past week in Nashville. In typical MTG fashion, full, unique background vocals featuring Kendra Chantelle (American Idol) and Janine Jones were also recorded.
Milow the Girl to Attend Humane Society of the United States Genesis Awards
Milow the Girl is scheduled to attend the 25th anniversary of the Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards in Los Angeles on March 19th 2011. The awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues.
Milow The Girl Days Of Power Tour Announces London Dates
Realize Records’ Swiss recording artist Milow the Girl is set to launch her London leg of the “Days of Power” tour on January 8th, 2011. The singer will be performing in venues that allow her to connect with her audiences in a more intimate setting and will be testing new material for her next CD.
The “Days of Power” tour commenced in late September 2011 with dates on the East Coast. Stops included thirteen cities from New York City to Atlanta as well as Canada. The tour, in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, is raising awareness about the cruelty of puppy mills.
The London dates include January 8, The Hope and Anchor, January 9, The Bull and Gate, January 10, Arnolds and January 11, The Fiddler’s Elbow. The tour will then continue onto the US West Coast shows including Hollywood, San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The final leg of the tour launches in the Midwest March 2011. “I am excited to be taking the ‘Days of Power’ tour to London and being able to share my music in an acoustic setting,” states Milow the Girl.
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Milow the Girl Days Of Power Tour To Raise Awareness For The Humane Society Of The United States Pup
Realize Records Swiss recording artist Milow the Girl is set to launch her “Days of Power” tour on September 23rd. The singer’s CD release held in Los Angeles was the first in a series of shows dedicated to raising awareness and educating people about the horrors of puppy mills.
Puppy mills house dogs in shockingly poor conditions. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are often killed, abandoned or sold cheaply to another mill to try and get ’one more litter’ out of the dog. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on seemingly legitimate websites. The Days of Power tour begins with dates in Cambridge, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, Salisbury, MD, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL and Toronto, Canada. The West Coast tour begins later this year with the final US leg ending in the Midwest in states that are home to the largest puppy mills. “I am excited to be launching the “Days of Power” tour in the states and I hope that we bring attention to this issue to eventually put an end to the puppy mills.” states Milow the Girl
Days of Power was released the summer of 2010 and has been gaining popularity and momentum on AAA radio stations throughout the United States. Songs and videos have also been featured on MTV International and TripleARadio.com. To find out more about Milow the Girl and the Days of Power tour you can visit www.milowthegirl.com. To see music and video diaries of the tour visit her You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/milowthegirl. Milow the Girl’s “Days of Power” captures her colorful personality and haunting vocals in catchy melodies.’ Her style is an ambient pop/rock reminiscent of Lily Allen or Dido. To read more about Milow the Girl’s partnership with the Humane Society of the United States visit www.humanesociety.org/news/profile/2010/06/singer_raises_her_voice_for.html.
Milow The Girl’s Event To Raise Money For The Humane Society Of The United States
On June 26, international singer/songwriter Milow the Girl and fans will celebrate the release of her album “Days of Power” inside the Key Club’s VIP room in West Hollywood, California. The event is scheduled from 4:00-7:00PM with performances beginning at 5:00PM. Seventy-five percent of ticket sales will go to raise money for The Humane Society of the United States campaign to stop puppy mills. The event is open to the public but has limited tickets available. The HSUS is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.
The full line-up for the event includes special guests Realize Records recording artist, Kim Cameron of the band Side FX, Jimmy Sweet of L.U.V. and formerly of Hot Hot Heat, along with a special appearance by the dancers from Milow the Girl’s latest music video and celebrity musicians.
Milow the Girl stated,”Puppy mills are the perfect example of the kind of horror humans are capable of; the fact that puppy mills exist and continue in almost total impunity is unacceptable. I’m extremely appreciative for the opportunity to work in conjunction with The Humane Society of the United States”. Documented puppy mill conditions include over-breeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor food and shelter, crowded cages and lack of socialization. Dogs kept for breeding in puppy mills suffer for years in continual confinement. They are bred as often as possible and then destroyed or discarded once they can no longer produce puppies. Pet stores and online sellers often use attractive Web sites to hide the truth and to dupe consumers into thinking that they are dealing with a small, reputable breeder.
“We’re so grateful to Milow the Girl for her support and for helping to bring attention to the cruelty in puppy mills” said Stephanie Shain, Senior Director of The HSUS’s Puppy Mill campaign. “In the past year alone, The Humane Society of the United States has helped pass over a dozen laws to help dogs in puppy mills, we’ve rescued thousands of dogs from puppy mills, and we’ve educated the public through our investigations of pet stores and internet sellers of puppies “
Tickets to the event are limited and available for purchase now at http://milowthegirlhumanesociety.eventbrite.com . The Key Club is located at 9039 West Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA in between Doheny Dr and Wetherly Dr. For more information on Milow the Girl you can visit www.milowthegirl.com or www.realizerecords.com. To see Milow the Girl videos visit her youtube channel at www.youtube.com/milowthegirl
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Milow the Girl's First SIngle Give Me a Sign Headed to Radio
Milow the Girl’s first single off of her debut CD ’ Days of Power’ is already being picked up and featured on radio stations in the US. The single Give Me a Sign is currently available for streaming on Realize Records site.
International Singer/Songwriter Milow The Girl & Realize Record’s Reach Signing Agreement
Realize Records announced today that they have signed Swiss born Singer/Songwriter Milow the Girl. The label will release and distribute the singer’s sophomore release, Days of Power.
The artist who recently won Best European singer at the Los Angeles Music Awards and for Best Dance/Electronica track at The USA Songwriting awards was scouted by an A&R rep in the international division at the label. Milow the Girl said, ’I am very happy to have reached an agreement with Realize Records and I’m thrilled to start working with them. I am looking forward to a long lasting relationship with the label and the opportunity to have my music reach new fans of music.”
“We knew we were looking for an artist that was different from what we currently had on the roster but we did not have a definitive idea of what genre of music. When we heard the tracks the music instantly connected with everyone at the label so we knew we had found the right artist. We kept finding that just when we would we think we had heard the best song, the next track would be even better. We are thrilled to be working with such an incredible artist. I personally have become a fan of the music and the artist behind it. We are looking forward to unveiling the many layers of Milow the Girl in the U.S. and around the world” states, Label CEO Michel Grey.
To find out more about Milow the Girl and her upcoming release you can visit www.milowthegirl.com. To see video diaries, visit Milow the Girl’s youtube channel at www.youtube.com/milowthegirl
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