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Tue, Aug. 22nd, 2006, 11:14 pm
how exciting

Dixie Chicks documentary could be election issue
Tuesday August 22 9:29 AM ET


The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co.

A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections.

The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

It chronicles death threats, political attacks and radio boycotts against the country trio, and that could make the film a political hot potato as well as potential ammo should longtime Democratic party supporter Harvey Weinstein become involved in the fall political campaigns.

Asked why she and co-director/producer Barbara Kopple chose to go with the Weinstein Co., Cecilia Peck said, "They made a great offer," though no figures were disclosed. Such companies as Focus Features and Picturehouse expressed interest in the documentary a few months ago.

Sources involved in the negotiations said some parties in the documentary's camp wanted to screen the entire film for several indie distributors, while others only wanted a 15-minute highlight reel to be shown. Eventually only two final bidders were allowed to see a complete rough cut of the film: the Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Classics, a sister company of the Dixie Chicks' Columbia Records label.

"I am extremely proud to be associated with this film because it's not only an outstanding and creative piece of work, but it also exposes our responsibility as Americans to confront our fundamental right to freedom of speech," Weinstein said.

Kopple said plans for a grassroots promotional campaign are still being discussed, and Peck said the film is likely to be a hot topic in the approaching elections. "It deals with freedom of speech, censorship and other important issues," Kopple said. "It looks at the cost of standing up for what you believe in."

The documentary still is being completed ahead of its world premiere at next month's Toronto International Film Festival.

In addition to chronicling the lives of Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, Kopple said the documentary features clips from 15 of the Dixie Chicks songs and a new one written especially for the film, though no soundtrack is planned. "You definitely feel like you're in the front row of a Dixie Chicks concert," Peck said.

Thu, Dec. 22nd, 2005, 02:43 am
Yes, i am still alive....for those of u who care. lol

 

Wow, i actually have some stuff to update about.

1. I have signed up to adopt a puppy. She's a tan 6 month old Chow Chow named Kuma (japanese for bear). everything seems to be going good with the adoption process which is awesome. im so excited. i have always wanted a chow.

My new kitty charlie is doing so much better now. She's a ball of fire when she wants to be. im starting to feel better about getting a new cat so soon after Sawyer was put to sleep. I still miss the snot a lot but its getting easier.

2. I applied for a management position in my store. Wont know whats going on til Feb. early birthday present maybe.

3. 2 of my favorite singers have new things going on. Wynonna will be one of the new co-hosts of nashville star. and Mindy Mccready has an awesome new website. And a new single, all she needs is a new label. Yea!

4. I watched in season finale of nip/tuck with my heart pounding. I know who the carver is. it was weird, i know all along but i kept second guessing and then all the twists. great night that was. Bummer i have to wait awhile now for the new season though. Comander in Chief will be back on Jan 19 for those of you who love that show as much as i do. You can also download the first episodes off of iTunes. How great is that!

I feel like im missing something. Then again this is the most i have updated with real things in a long time.

Good night and Happy Holidays. ~ Mike

Currently listening:
Joy
By Avalon
Release date: By 26 September, 2000

Sat, Nov. 5th, 2005, 06:30 am

My confessions...

Spend way to much time on livejournal: no

I am bisexual: No

I am homosexual: Yes

I listen to political music: depends

I collect comic books: No

I shut others out when I'm sad: Yes 

Open up to others easily: depends on the person

Keeping a secret from the world: No i think eveyone knows i hate the shithole that i work at

I watch the news: rarely

I own over 5 rap CDs: god no

I own an ipod: no

I own something from Hot topic: 3 things

I love Disney movies: only lady and the tramp 

I am a sucker for eyes: Yes

I kill bugs: yeah

I curse regularly: only at work

I have "x"s in my screen name: unlikely.  

I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation: No!!

I bake well: yep

I would wear pajamas to work/school: why not

I own something from Abercrombie: hell no

I love Martha Stewart: she's interesting but thats about it

I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS: im not a loser

I am self conscious: at times

I like to laugh: only if somethings funny, or stupid

I smoke a pack a day: not yet

I loved Go Ask Alice: I don't remeber the book, but the website is cool

I have cough drops when I'm not sick: yep

I can swallow pills: several at one time

I have many scars: only one or two that can be seen

I've been out of this country: In my dreams

I believe in ghosts: maybe

I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room: I can't sleep

I love chocolate: its alright

I bite my nails: all the time

I am comfortable with being me: for the most part

I play computer games/video games when I'm bored: I go in streaks

Gotten lost in the city: Lots of times, even FDL

Saw a shooting star: a couple

I had a serious Surgery: not that i know of 

Gone out in public in your pajamas: yes

I have kissed a stranger: no
Hugged a stranger: no

Been in a fist fight with the same sex: sure

Been arrested: if it will get me out of work ill do anything

Laughed and had milk/soda come out of your nose: nope

Pushed all the buttons on an elevator: whenever i can
Made out in an elevator: no

Swore at your parents: yes

Kicked a guy where it hurts: yep

Been skydiving: god no!

Been bungee jumping: again...god no! im not nuts

Broken a bone: no

Played spin the bottle: i have. with a twister board

Gotten stitches: when i got my wisdom teeth out

Gotten staples: only the ones i got from messing around with a stapler

Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour: ummm no 

Bitten someone: Yes and ill do it again

Been to Niagara Falls: no

Gotten the chicken pox: Yes

Crashed into a (non moving) pole: not a pole but a box on a shelf when i was tired.

Been to Japan: I havent left the country so that would be kinda hard

Ridden in a taxi: no

Been fired: only when i wanted to be

Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back: no clue. maybe

Stole something from your job: The "stealing effects us all" pencil from work.

Had a crush on a teacher/coach: no

Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans: nope

Been to Europe: Still havent left the country

Slept with a co-worker: yes

Been married: thankfully im not legally allowed to

Saw someone dying/dead: no

Driven over 400 miles in one day: i dont think so, but maybe

Been to Canada: yes, does that really count leaving the country tho!?

Been on a plane: yes

Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show: thats not talk about that. i still have not gotten over it.

Thrown up in a bar: thankfully no

Eaten Sushi: yes. (well it had chicken in it. no fish.)

Been snowboarding: no

Been skiing: yes and hated every second of it

Been ice skating: Yes

Met someone in person from the internet: I could have, but no

Been to a motocross show: i dont even know what that is

Going to or have gone to college: nope, but someday

Done hard drugs: no. i dont think so

Taken painkillers: yes. numbness is nice

Currently listening:
Revelations
By Wynonna Judd
Release date: By 13 February, 1996

Sun, Oct. 9th, 2005, 09:31 pm

a couple moreCollapse )

Sun, Oct. 9th, 2005, 09:19 pm

i was boredCollapse )

Tue, Sep. 27th, 2005, 04:33 pm
THE WAIT IS OVER!!

September 27, 2005 First Review is 5 Stars!
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Wynonna Judd
Her Story: Scenes of a Lifetime
from Jack Lowe

Guide Rating-FIVE STARS

The Bottom Line: For all those Wynonna fans who have been waiting for a live CD. Wait no more! This is one that you must have!

Pros:
"Young Love"
"No One Else On Earth"
"I'm The Only One"

Cons:
None.

It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since we first were introduced to Wynonna and the Judds. But here we are, 20 years later, and Wynonna has packed those 20 years of musical memories into this two disc set of her long awaited first concert CD.

The powerhouse vocalist and storyteller chronologically narrates the musical journey of her life and sings 20 years of her amazing hits. Opening the show with The Judds classic "Dream Chaser," she orchestrates all of her fans' favorite hits into this amazing performance. Highlights include "Love Can Build A Bridge," "No One Else On Earth" and "Tell Me Why" and how the stories have woven into her life, a twenty year journey of 20 #1 hits and a style like no other. Also featured are classic and contemporary songs from her favorite artists that have inspired her music and her life. Other songs showcased include, "I Want To Know What Love Is," originally done back in 1985 by Foreigner, and the Tina Turner hit, "Simply The Best." She also rocks the house with her rendition of the Melissa Etheridge hit, "I'm The Only One."

Recorded in the spring of 2005 at the famed Nashville institution, The Grand Ole Opry House, Wynonna authentically covered every style of music. The live CD includes a new studio track written by Wynonna with John Rich (of hot new duo, Big & Rich) entitled "Attitude," which will be released to country radio in October.
If you buy only one CD this fall, this should be the one you get.

Sun, Sep. 11th, 2005, 10:26 pm

WYNONNA'S NEW CD IS ON CMT. FULL LENGTH SONGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im so excited i dont think ill be able to get to bed. Good thing i have this whole week off.

Sun, Sep. 11th, 2005, 03:57 am
something i wrote a couple of days ago

Loving me, like no one else

That’s what you were supposed to do

Not leave me and hurt me and leave me faking

my own complacency, just to move past the heartache

You lied and when you lied you killed me like no one before

I opened my heart, opened my life, took you in,

Not expecting to be left terrorized

 

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, where are you

Hopefully lying in pain, feeling the same insane

But I know you’re not, I had it all wrong

And I have to sit here dealing with mourning rain

Waiting for life to catch up with me, waiting for forgiveness

 

Loving me, like no one else

That’s what you were supposed to do

Not leave me and hurt me and leave me faking

my own complacency, just to move past the heartache

You lied and when you lied you killed me like no one before

I opened my heart, opened my life, took you in,

Not expecting to be left terrorized

 

A fervent waste is all I’m left with

There’s no telling what your you’re feeding them now

Maybe you’re catching them with the same lies

Maybe they can see right through you

Maybe I was the only one

 

Loving me, like no one else

That’s what you were supposed to do

Not leave me and hurt me and leave me faking

my own complacency, just to move past the heartache

You lied and when you lied you killed me like no one before

I opened my heart, opened my life, took you in,

Not expecting to be left terrorized

 

It’s 4 o’clock and you’re on my caller id

Did you get done early or did they toss you aside

Did they feel the same about you,

The same way I did when they found you lied

Did it make you wanna curl up and wished you had just died.

 

Loving me, like no one else

Damn it, that’s what you were supposed to do

Not leave me and hurt me and make me fake

my own complacency, just to move past the heartache

You lied and killed me like no one before

I opened my heart, opened my door,

Not expecting to be left terrorized,

You were supposed to be my escape

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005, 10:54 pm
well now i can say that i really do act my age. thanks to this nice test.

You Are 22 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Mon, Aug. 29th, 2005, 05:59 pm

listen to a clip of wynonna's new single at wynonna.com!

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