Toni Braxton Quitting Music? Un-break My Heart!

new February 18th, 2013

Discovered by Milli Vanilli songwriter Bill Pettaway, Braxton was launched by hitmakers LA & Babyface. ‘Love Shoulda Brought You Home’ trailed Toni Braxton (1993), source of the international hits ‘Another Sad Love Song’ and ‘Breathe Again’. A subsequent silence ended with ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’, the steamy prelude to Secrets (1996), Toni Braxton image overhaul confirmed by photo shoots in which she appeared to have forgotten the importance of warm clothes.
Braxton’s chart profile was equally spectacular – ‘Un-break My Heart‘ being one of the hits of 1996.
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THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES and Siedah Garrett

new February 18th, 2013

The song, which was written by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett, also richly deserved a Grammy. Read the rest of this entry »

Billy Bragg – Which Side Are You On? Plans To Release New Album Next Month

new February 18th, 2013

After the break-up of his first band Riff Raff in 1981, Billy Bragg spent three months in the British army before buying his way out and setting forth as a solo artist. Bragg’s mix of politics and romance – as heard on 1984’s Go! Discs debut Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy and Brewing Up With Billy Bragg (1984) – established an earnest image he found difficult to shuffle out of for much of the 80s. The 55-year-old – now performing in America – has also filmed a youtube video, for his YouTube channel at braggcentral, announcing the album. He suggests he may tour this year in the UK.
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Who is the leader in your family?

new January 4th, 2011

I admit that family means harmony between two persons, that have same values, same goals, respect and love each other. But how to maintain that balance and what is your role in your family. It doesn’t matter what sex are you. The majority of men and women don’t prefer to admit that they have a subordinated role in their family.

Do you think that there exists the right formula that would describe perfectly a happy family? I don’t think so.

folderAlthough, in the majority of the states, the traditional families had men as leaders, my opinion is that it shouldn’t be a rule. I consider that a happy family is a balanced one. When you have both spouses having an important decisional role. This is what I try to implement in my own family.

However, nowadays, still exist a lot of people with pretty conservative views. This is usually a result of a religious education in the basic family. Muslim, Christian and many other cultures give a man the leading role in the family. Giving him more rights, more prerogatives and a decisional function. While women are usually obliged to respect everything their husband or father says.

I still meet very often opinions that women act a little too emancipated nowadays, and they should be more quiet and respectful to family values. This means often:

– forget about a career, in the favor of the career of your husband;

– take care of the kids almost by yourself;

– do all the stuff at home, again, almost by yourself;

– main decisions are taken by the husband;

Another interesting point of the religious groups is that when you try to do something about domestic violence, tell the women about their rights and possibilities, they tell you “stay away from traditional families, you just want to ruin the family”. Believe me, I heard this exact formulation from some local religious organization, don’t even want to mention it.

I feel like my family is something near to equal and this is what I want to have. Maybe I initiating more things, but I cannot say that I am a leader.

If one is dominating, the other may feel sometimes intimidated and unsure of what should he/she do. That’s why I believe in equality.

Who is the leader in your family?

Pets

new October 21st, 2009

2264793091_0831b7f49f I always loved dogs and considered them the best. My boyfriend brought a cat and know we live with a 6th month, huge one, black cat. He is very aggressive and strong, but when he sleeps, or just stays relax, he is the most adorable thing in the world.
I never thought anything like that is possible, but he can give me a kiss on the chick, he can give a hug:). He can be so sweet, when he stays at home alone all day long, and you come and he is very happy.
I couldn’t sleep tonight, so I took some medicines but still couldn’t fall asleep. So after 2 hours of sleepless night, I took the cat in the bed, because I knew I had to get up early. The effect came in 15 min maximum I guess. He was so sweet, sleeping near me, breathing, so I fell asleep very easy.
Cats have a different temperature and they also have a calming effect. So if you suffer from insomnia, find yourself a cat:). As my cat uses the toilet very often, I prefer to wash him, because the smell is awful and that is why my cat always smells of shampoo. His name is Chewbacca and he is great:)