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Lena Dunham and Geoffrey Dicker
Actress/Producer/Writer/Director/Executive Producer Lena Dunham is celebrating her solar return on May 13 and we wish her a happy birthday. I met the multi-talented Lena recently and she was very nice. My encounter with her inspired me to start watching her show “Girls,” and I am really enjoying it. It lives up to all the hype and is definitely pushing the envelope forward in the same way “Sex and the City” did. The world needs more of that! More power to you Lena and I hope you have a great day!
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Norah Jones and Geoffrey Dicker
Happy birthday to singer Norah Jones who was born on March 30. Also celebrating their solar return today are Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Piers Morgan, Tracy Chapman, Warren Beatty, MC Hammer, Robbie Coltrane, Paul Reiser and Peter Marshall. Hope they all have a great day!
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To celebrate David Bowie’s 66th birthday, the rock god has given the world a present! He’s announced a new single and new album, his first in 10 years.
The album is entitled “The Next Day” and is set for release in March 2013.
The tracklist (via every website on the planet) is:
‘The Next Day’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’
Deluxe Version bonus tracks
‘I’ll Take You There’
Welcome back David and I hope all the people that have negatively posted about his health are enjoying their shitburger today!
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Without my mom, there would be no According2g.com. It’s odd being across the country on this day, but thanks to the internet, we don’t have to keep the celebration between us. The whole world can celebrate! My mom is celebrating a special birthday today so please take 5 seconds today and wish her a happy birthday! Thanks for giving me the gift of life and I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo
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Me on my patio reading “Warhol – The Biography” by Victor Bockris
Today, August 6, 2012 would have been Andy Warhol’s 84th birthday. Though I am familiar with much of his art, I realized I didn’t know much of Andy’s back story. I remedied that situation by picking up a copy of Victor Bockris’ biography of Andy Warhol. Coincidentally, I finished reading it the day before his birthday, so I thought I’d recommend this book to you if you want to know more about the life and times of Andy Warhol. The book is a treasure trove of fascinating stories of a fascinating man who forever changed the art world. Love him or hate him, Andy Warhol was a creative genius and unfortunately like with so many geniuses, that gift comes hand in hand with being a pretty rotten person. Though there are no accounts of him being physically abusive, it was very clear that the star of the show was Andy Warhol and anyone trying to upstage him would be excommunicated.
Andy Warhol was an artistic vampire who surrounded himself with creative people and Warhol was able to suck out their essence and turn that into an multimillion dollar empire. Andy was a master of turning simplicity into notoriety from his infamous Campbell’s Soup Can paintings to the vacant soundbites he gave in interviews which left the world trying to interpret deep meanings into things that should just be taken at face value. The amount of creative projects Warhol tackled in his life is mind-boggling from painting to film to writing books, launching magazines to having his own TV show.
From the book, you get the sense that Andy was a pretty miserable person who was fortunate enough to live an incredibly fabulous life. He jetsetted across the world, hung out with the rich and famous from rock stars to politicians, surrounded himself with beautiful people and had a work ethic that makes you wonder how or if he ever slept. From failed relationships with men to getting shot by a former associate to hoarding objets d’art, the 600 page book talks about it all and was fascinating from start to finish.
I like Andy’s art even more than I did before I started this book; however, for Andy as a person, some of my worst fears came true. Although Warhol was cool to fans, to those closest to him, he was pretty awful.
Andy Warhol – The Biography by Victor Bockris has been available for years and can be found on your favorite book buying sites.