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  • Ten-Gabriella Cilmi Review

    30 Mar 2010, 06:07 by BritneyFanFeva

    Ten by Gabriella Cilmi is a brand new album from this Australian songstress. This misunderstood but amazing album is a great new direction for this new woman "On A Mission". It shows off her new confidence in her song-writing. It also shows a certain innovation in making the music original and she is also clearly not bowing down to what's cool in this currant musical climate.
    I believe in this album she takes risks and samples various retro eletro-pop and meshs it with the currant eletro pop sound. This I think on it's own she should be proud of when people ten years older then her are basically making run of the mill it's cool so I'll do it music. (Christina Aguilera, I am pre-judging you).

    Now to the songs and what makes each song special.
    Heart's don't lie-This song samples Bee Gee's harmonies and structure and shifts it to her old Jazz based music with a heavy sexy beat. Tell me what's not original about that. This is one of my favourites. I loved it from the first time it leaked. It's just good fun. It would definitely ease the distance between Lessons to Be Learned and this new Ten era sound Gabby.

    What If You Knew- This song reminds me of ABBA. There is quite alot of ABBA-like synth on this track. It has that simple lyrics sweet concept which ABBA has. It reminds me of their more innocent break up era stuff.

    Love Me Cos You Want To-
    This song just has that generally good melding of the old eletro with currant eletro. Heavy dirty bass and softer singing like the era she took inspiration. This is a song about wanting to loved properly and not as a sympathy-"love" affair. I find this song quite uplifting despite it's sad manner. It's very girl power. It's very girly too with the soft vocals and the ease that is to listen to. The break down at the end flows it perfectly into the next song.

    Defender-This is a song dedicated to her little brother, but it could be about a friend or a love. Again with the easy soft piano chords and singing. A somewhat torch song. It flows seamlessly from it's prevous track. Which to me is a plus when it comes to the album. This song could be considered one of the more organic tracks on the album. With a drum set and piano's being key instruments in this song. It has momants which lead back to old-style eletro-pop. It's probably the most modern track on the album. Next is

    Robots...Which could be considered the natural follow up to Einstein. This song is about the topic of love and wondering if it would be possible to love each other as "Robots". Another easier more slow songs. With heavy breathing and but slightly more upbeat rhythm and melody. This song samples retro synths and modern synths in equal measures. This song is also pretty modern on the album. The singing is soft and easier to sing along to then her earlier stuff and fits into it's place on the album perfectly.

    Superhot- This song reminds me of Radar by Britney Spears. This song in particulary she doesn't sound like herself. A typical pop song about finding someone "SuperHot". Until it hits the chorus which is very very retro which flows well into the next track. It's fast-paced vocally and would be hard to sing along to. One of my absolute favourites, you know cuz it sounds like what Britney does. Again with that hidden mesh of retro pop and currant-pop. It could be considering a time capsule of all of pop from early 60's to right now. The middle 8 is incredibly well set in older pop sound.

    Boys.
    This song has ABBA style all over it. ABBA and Bee Gee's Together! This is easily the song which takes the most from earlier pop and meshes it with new instrumental techniques. The vocals are so ABBA like it's shocking. Upbeat and silly song. She styles herself to fit into the music very well. High points and low points and is a very recognisable song. This song came off about her wanting to do a "Country Hip Hop song" and she ends up with this retro inspired hit. Likin' it.

    Invisible Girl-This song is wicked and has elements of If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears. This song has a good mesh between both sounds of old and new. See I told you. It has a wicked sample of 80's style pop.

    Glue-This is also a very old-style pop influenced song. A fan favourite. It has a very old sound in the background and is one of the most influenced by older retro-eletro-pop. It also has the girl band of old harmonies all over the chorus. Very very old pop sound. Which with it's slow tempo flows easily over into...


    Let Me Know. This song is also heavy on the old style pop influence. With choirs and a really really old style rhythm. Reminds me of Beetles or something like that. It's innocent and people who resent her change in direction would eat this track up. It even has a symphonie on it too. It's a sweet song AGAIN. The chords and the choirs and the symphonies all are very uplifting and this song works well in consideration of track 5. They are peers only in topics. Otherwise nothing alike. I would recommend people who like her old style to go to this song first to ease themselves into her new style of music.

    Then it's one of my most favourite tracks on the whole incredible record:
    Superman This track is very sexy and sweet. Sensual and innocent. It's again very heavy on the more organic sound with a heavy beat. Heavy breathing and she sings the lyrics very sweetly. I always come back to ths song. It's something special. Again I would recommend this as a way into the album for fans of her older sound. She sings softly again and shows incredible restraint and This song is generally amazing.

    Sweet About Me (Twenty Ten Version)..There's not alot you can say about it. Other then it is clearly an upgrade of Sweet About Me up to this currant sound and keeps the song true to itself. While adding elements of the new tracks. It has many elements of the old version of it...but makes it new and refreshing for new fans and solidifies the fact that she is commiting to this direction in her music. Leaving behind who she was two or three year's ago.

    In conclusion. This album is a currant pop with eletro elements, but genuinely tries to make it's music original by taking it back to how retro pop sounded. It features alot of sweet singing and sexy lyrics. Is upfront about what she's singing and is a delight to all pure pop fans. Britney Spears fans, Kylie Minogue fans, Hilary Duff's Dignity fans, would adore it. As would anybody who loves some good pop to enlighten their lives. People who loved Hazardous by Vanessa Amerosi may also enjoy this take on electro pop.

    Albums Which are somewhat related but not:
    The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
    Britney Spears - Circus
    Kylie Minogue - Fever
    Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet WorldGwen Stefani - Gwen Stefani[album artist=Gwen Stefani]Love Angel Music Baby[/album]
    Inspirations:
    ABBA
    Bee Gee's
  • Favourite albums of 2009, updated 29th November

    29 Nov 2009, 11:22 by davidn87

    First off, the honorable mentions :

    Danielle Peck - Can't Behave, which was apparently released late in 08, but I only found out about it this year!
    and Taylor Swift - Fearless (the UK version)

    And on with the main list:

    Jake Owen - Easy Does It
    Eric Church - Carolina
    Rodney Atkins - It's America
    Billy Ray Cyrus - Back to Tennesse
    Rascal Flatts - Unstoppable
    Luke Bryan - Spring Break With All My Friends - EP
    Ashley Monroe - Satisfied
    Sarah Reeves - Sweet Sweet Sound (EP)
    Michael Giacchino - Star Trek (The soundtrack from the new film)
    Tift Merritt - Buckingham Solo
    Justin Moore - Justin Moore
    Keith Urban - Defying Gravity
    Gloriana - Gloriana
    Jordin Sparks - Battlefield
    Tanya Tucker - My Turn
    Lenka - Lenka
    Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
    Cledus T. Judd - Polyrically Uncorrect
    La Roux - La Roux
    Victoria Banks - When You Can Fly
    Billy Ray Cyrus - Back to Tennessee
    Brooke White - High Hopes & Heartbreak
    George Strait - Twang
    Melody Gardot - My One And Only Thrill
    Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo
    Whitney Duncan - Selections from Right Road Now - EP
    Mindy Smith - Stupid Love
    Luke Bryan - Doin' My Thing
    Rosanne Cash - The List
    Chris Young - The Man I Want To Be
    Carrie Underwood - Play On
    Miranda Lambert - Revolution
    Jimmy Wayne - Sara Smile
    Holly Williams - Here With Me
    Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (Or "Stripped" as the bashful UK renamed it...)
    Joe Nichols - Old Things New
    Big Kenny - The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy
    Tim McGraw - Southern Voice
    Jessie Farrell - Good, Bad & Pretty Things
    Taylor Swift - Fearless [Platinum Edition]
    Jessie James - Jessie James
    Patty Loveless - Mountain Soul II
    Kris Kristofferson - Closer To The Bone
    Cheryl Cole - 3 Words
    Katherine Jenkins - Believe
    Miley Cyrus - The Time of Our Lives [EP]
    Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
    Selena Gomez & the Scene - Kiss & Tell
    Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure
    Colbie Caillat - Breakthrough (Deluxe Edition)
    Pixie Lott - Turn It Up
    Lights - The Listening
    Lights - Saviour - EP
    Lights - Lights - EP
    Little Boots - Hands
    Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
    Emily Osment - All The Right Wrongs (EP)
    Mitchel Musso - Mitchel Musso
    Hank Williams Jr. - 127 Rose Avenue
    The Proclaimers - Notes & Rhymes
    Darryl Worley - Sounds Like Life
    Emerson Drive - Believe
    Ricky Skaggs - Solo : Songs My Dad Loved
    Cowboy Troy - Demolition Mission: Studio Blue Sessions
  • Temposhark live gig in London 28th April 2009

    23 Apr 2009, 10:59 by Temposhark

    Hi gang,

    Temposhark perform live in London next Tuesday 28th April 2009 at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. 2-4 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, N1 6NU.

    Please note: We're on stage at 8pm sharp and will be performing a 30 minute set including 6 songs from my second album (to be released later this year).

    To get your name on the cheaper entry guestlist please email: temposhark@gmail.com

    If you can't make next Tuesday's gig, we're also performing a few more London gigs during May and June, to see dates visit:
    http://www.myspace.com/temposhark

    In other news, my brand new website will be coming in June. In the meantime there's a new webshop which is now live: http://temposhark.bigcartel.com

    This store accepts Paypal and although priced in UK Pounds, your Paypal will automatically convert into your own currency once you pay. So anyone from anywhere in the world can buy Temposhark CDs and Merch! :)

    Finally, if you are using Twitter, you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/temposhark

    Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the gigs!

    Rob.xTemposhark
  • Gloria Estefan, Bette Midler and Kathy Griffin at the 2008 Hulaween Gala

    8 Nov 2008, 19:28 by destiny77

    Check out these 3 lovely ladies all dressed up for Halloween! Kathy Griffin, Bette Midler and Gloria Estefan at :
    Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP) honors renowned chef, Alice Waters, at her Hulaween Gala 2008, held at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

    Bette Midler founded the nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 1995 in the belief that clean, green neighborhoods are fundamental to the quality of life, and that every community in New York City deserves an oasis of natural beauty. Seeing many parks and open spaces in dire need of cleanup and restoration, Ms. Midler created NYRP to be the “conservancy of forgotten places,” particularly in New York City’s underserved communities. - Courtesy of NYRP.org

    Gloria Estefan
  • Gloria Estefan gambling chip at Seminole Hard Rock

    8 Nov 2008, 18:53 by destiny77

    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has created a $5 casino chip with Gloria Estefan's picture on it. This special edition collectible, the first in a musical series the hotel plans to promote, debuted to players and fans on Monday and is limited to a 2,500 run.

    The chip is available at the casino cash cage and is valid for all table games (such as blackjack and Pai Gow poker, but not regular poker) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, only.

    The casino chip launch coincides with the five-time Grammy Award-winner’s charitable concert 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hard Rock Live. A portion of the proceeds from that show will benefit the education funds of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Indian River County public schools. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.com

    The rest of the Hard Rock release:

    “Without a doubt, the Gloria Estefan chip will be an in-demand cross-over collectible,” said Gene Trimble, noted gaming chip collector, author and historian. “Between the chip collectors and Gloria’s fans, it is certain to be a scarce chip.”

    Gloria Estefan’s career has spanned almost 3 decades with over 90 million albums sold worldwide. Her live concert tours have taken the performer around the globe with millions of fans cheering her on.

    The former Gloria Fajardo, born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957, enjoyed her childhood and adolescence in Miami, where she still resides. At 18, she was invited to sing at a wedding with a local band called Miami Latin Boys. The gathering, in which she would meet the group’s young leader and future husband, Emilio Estefan, would mark the beginning of a radical change in her life. The singer would become an integral part of the band, later renaming itself Miami Sound Machine, and enjoy a string of hits known around the world.

    Their first album in English, Eyes of Innocence, spawned the famous single “Dr. Beat,” a hit in Europe that took Miami Sound Machine to number one in the United Kingdom. The hits arrived continuously with the release of the album Primitive Love which sold more than 3 million units in the United States, alone, and produced the hit singles “Bad Boy,” “Words Get in the Way” and “Conga” - the song with which the band would become most identified. The song also has the distinction of being the only track in the history of music to appear simultaneously in Billboard’s Pop, Latin, Soul and Dance charts. The next two albums, Let It Loose (1987) and Cuts Both Ways (1989), were worldwide sensations. This period was dominated by audience favorites such as “Anything for You,” “Can’t Stay Away From You,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Oye Mi Canto” and “Get on Your Feet.” Around this time also, Gloria Estefan’s name had taken center stage, still being backed by her infamous band Miami Sound Machine.

    With success and awards in pocket, Estefan’s fortune took a severe turn in 1990. While sleeping, her tour bus, was involved in a horrible accident, leaving Estefan partially paralyzed. Against all odds, she surprised the world when she appeared on the American Music Awards just one year later singing an emotionally personal new composition, “Coming Out of the Dark.” That #1 song was followed by the album Into the Light and by a huge 17-country tour attended by more than 10 million people.

    Following a Greatest Hits release in 1992, she released Mi Tierra (My Homeland), her first in Spanish in a decade. A critical and commercial success, Mi Tierra earned Estefan her first Grammy award.

    In 1995, she returned once again to her Latin roots with Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors), another Grammy and another #1 hit with “Más Allá’ (Beyond)”. Estefan became the first pop music star to sing to a pope when she performed that song for John Paul II.

    The ‘90s were a decade of great achievements for Estefan with “Reach,” the official song of the 1996 Summer Olympics; from the album Destiny; a collection of dance tracks launched in 1998 to the name of Gloria!, and which featured “Don’t Let This Moment End” and “Heaven’s What I Feel” which she also performed at the Original Divas Live concert series for the VH1 network. The composer and musician also delved into acting working alongside Meryl Streep in Music Of The Heart, receiving accolades as well as an Oscar nomination for her theme song of the movie recorded with Justin Timberlake’s band *NSYNC.

    In 2000, the Spanish-language album Alma Caribeña (Caribbean Soul) brought her another Grammy and several radio hits including a duet with Cuban music legend Celia Cruz. This was followed by one of her most personal and intimate records, Unwrapped in which she collaborated with music icons, Stevie Wonder and Chrissie Hynde.

    An exemplary role model and artist, Estefan has received innumerable awards and distinctions including the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Song-Writer of the Year, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a host of MTV, VMA and Cable ACE awards. She was also given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor in 1993. This award constitutes the highest honor that can be bestowed on a naturalized U.S. citizen. She has even penned two New York Times best-selling children’s books. She is currently working on a script based on the life and career of ‘60s pop music icon, Connie Francis

    The CD 90 Millas is Gloria’s Estefan’s latest and features musicians Arturo Sandoval, Andy Garcia, Chocolate, India, Cachao, Papo Lucca, Johnny Pacheco and Generoso. It includes the hit single “No Llores.”

    Gloria Estefan
  • Gravity

    5 Nov 2008, 12:49 by drii_o



    Something always brings me back to you. It never takes too long. No matter what I say or do I'll still feel you here 'til the moment I'm gone.You hold me without touch. You keep me without chains. I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your rain. Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be But you're on to me and all over me.

    - " Mas é a única maneira que encontrei para seguir, é com você dentro de mim, profundamente dentro de mim."
  • Temposhark ’Joy’ remix competition starts NOW!

    25 Oct 2008, 10:01 by Temposhark

    Today sees the launch of our brand new Temposhark competition.

    This time YOU get to show your creative side by REMIXING our Temposhark single 'Joy'.

    Head over to Acid Planet now to learn more by clicking here: http://www.acidplanet.com/temposhark

    Good luck everyone, I can't wait to hear your remixes.

    Love Rob.xx

    ABOUT THE CONTEST
    ACIDplanet.com® reaches across the pond and picks up Temposhark for your remixing pleasure. Driving electronic beats meet killer stage presence backed with art-school knowhow. What more could you ask for? Sheer remixing joy, which happens to be the name of the track they're offering. Have fun with Temposhark's "Joy."

    HOW TO ENTER
    First, create your remix of "joy." If you don't already have ACID® software, download the free ACID XPRESS™ software. Next, download some of the loops. Using the ACID music creation software, paint the loops into your remix. When you're finished, return to this page and click the Upload My Entry button. Upload your track, and you've entered the contest.

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    • Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
    • ACID Pro software
    • Five Standard Loop Libraries
    • Merchandise from Temposhark.

    COMPETITION RULES
    • The contest begins Friday, October 24, 2008.
    • All entries must be fully uploaded by 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on Friday, December 05, 2008.
    • Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.
    • Entrants must provide a Windows Media or Real Media version of their entry.
    • Entrants must provide accurate contact information for the purpose of contacting winners.
    • Click to see complete Official Rules.

    TIPS
    At 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on Friday, December 05, 2008, the contest will be closed and no further uploads will be accepted. If you are new to ACIDplanet, you should create an account and upload a song as soon as possible so that you can work out any problems with uploading that you may encounter. Also, uploading a song can take a considerable amount of time. It's better not to wait until the last few hours of the contest to start uploading your entry.

    Entrants must upload a Windows Media format or Real Media format version of their entry first. You will not be able to upload any additional formats after the contest closes, so if also you want to upload an mp3 version, please allow enough time to upload them both before the contest closing time.

    Entrants must provide accurate contact information (valid e-mail and postal address) in their registration at ACIDplanet.com for the purpose of contacting winners. You can update your contact information here: http://www.acidplanet.com/temposhark
  • SXSW 2009 DOUBLE INVITE FOR TEMPOSHARK!

    22 Oct 2008, 10:01 by Temposhark

    You heard it here first! SXSW 2009 DOUBLE INVITE FOR TEMPOSHARK!

    Temposhark will be launching their brand new second album at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas USA between March 18th-22nd 2009. Exact date and venue to be confirmed.

    For full details on SXSW 2009 please visit: http://sxsw.com/music/

    Temposhark are one of the first bands to be officially invited to perform at SXSW 2009. They will be giving a full 40-50 minute concert at an official SXSW showcase event. Temposhark are also planning a number of live shows in the UK in February, in London and surrounding areas, places like Reading etc...

    "SXSW is one of the world's most important music festivals. We can't think of a more exciting way to launch our second album and are very excited about returning to the USA as our previous USA tours were a major highlight for us! Plus it's going to be a double SXSW for Temposhark in 2009 too, as our animated music video 'Blame' directed by Motomichi Nakamura will be screened at the Film Festival between March 13th-21st 2009 due to our video winning the SXSW Click digital competition earlier this year. Here's to a successful 2009!"

    Temposhark
  • Temposhark news update: October 2008

    21 Oct 2008, 19:22 by Temposhark

    Temposhark are hard at work making their second album. Check out their 'Making The Album' blog now at http://temposhark.blogspot.com to find out more!

    Temposhark were this week featured in Germany's FINANCIAL TIMES with a full photo. Well done to the band for such a big feature!

    In other news, you may have heard Temposhark's video for 'Blame' is about to screened at the San Francisco Film Festival, well now the same video has been nominated for yet ANOTHER award!

    PLEASE VOTE for Temposhark at the New Music Video Awards 2008.

    The We Are Listening Judging Panel has reviewed the video submissions for Round 3 of the New Music Video Awards and we are delighted to tell you that Temposhark's video for 'Blame' has been selected as one of six finalists. Congratulations to the lads!

    The winner of the NMVA will be chosen based on a public voting system so we need YOU to head over to the voting page, where you can view the videos of the six finalists and vote for your favorites - TEMPOSHARK OF COURSE!

    The voting page is located here: http://www.wearelistening.org/vote_nmva.php

    The judging period will last 30 days.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT as always! WE LOVE YOU!

    Temposhark HQ xxx
    Temposhark
  • Gloria Estefan - Quotes

    18 Oct 2008, 16:58 by destiny77

    I'm never going to stop making music. I couldn't. eluniversal.com.mx (December 9, 2005)


    In every interview I've done since the beginning, [I'm asked] 'How do you feel about opening doors?' And I always say, 'There are two men who opened the doors for all of us, and they were Feliciano and Santana.

    Reuters (July 23, 2007)




    For the rest of my life, the one song that people will remember -- regardless -- is "Conga" . . . I never get tired of singing it. It never gets old for me.

    iTunes interview (released June 2, 2007) When you sing in English and Spanish, it's two completely different forms of expression and . . . even the people who don't speak Spanish love to hear me sing in Spanish.

    iTunes interview (released June 2, 2007)
    We do have the power to save one another . . .

    iTunes interview (released June 2, 2007)



    [She was the first pop singer to perform for a Pope.] And a woman at that. Apparently Pope John Paul II and his boys -- is that what you call them? -- loved one of my songs and thought I was puting spiritual messages in my music. I'm not religious as such. Dogma and I don't get along. They knew all that, but the Pope was celebrating 50 years as a priest, and he asked for me. Quite an audience -- bishops, cardinals, a handful of nuns -- and me, covered from neck to ankles.

    www.huffingtonpost.com (September 7, 2007)
    Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.



    unknown source





    I tell him [husband Emilio] you are lucky I am not a jealous woman, because look at the women he's worked with: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Madonna. These very sexy women. I trust him.

    Dutch television interview (March 1, 2007)
    [The royalties from] four of my songs go directly to my foundation

    [The Gloria Estefan Foundation], and I don't have to bother people for money.

    I have been funding it myself all these years, from different concerts that

    I do that pay right to my foundation. It's what I love to do.

    cbs4.com (February 9, 2007)
    My foundation trys to help people that fall through the cracks, [people] that can't get help from big organizations . . . . We try to fill in where [other] people don't help out.

    CNN's Showbiz Tonight (October 27, 2005)



    A woman's exterior beauty is a reflection of her internal peace and happiness.

    www.beautyblabber.com (July 31, 2007)



    Well, you know, in the first place I'm a pretty private person. But I can assure you that I'm no saint by any means of the imagination. You know, we go to parties and we drink like any other people. But I think the key word is balance. I've been married (to keyboardist Emilio Estefan) for 28 years; we've been together for 30 years. I had my son when I was very young and my priority has always been my family. My husband has been very supportive. We live a very normal life, something that may be boring to some people. But it's a great life! We travel a lot. My son is 26 and my dauther is 11. Family is the center of our lives. We try to stay out of the tabloids.

    answer to question "How do you maintain your clean image, something not every artist can do?"
    I just want to be happy, joyous and free.
    I Just Wanna be Happy lyrics Music should always be a means of bridging gaps and uniting people. The beauty of music is that it can -- and should -- gather a wide variety of concepts in a way that's universal.

    (www.internationalspeakers.com February 1, 2007)



    I make the best pancakes you'll ever have! And I claim that title gladly. On Saturdays I make them for everybody.

    Latina Magazine (September, 2007)





    What happened is the music listener has become much more of a connoisseur and a king of his own destiny. You can no longer shove an album down their throats and say, 'Here's 15 songs, four of them are good, you know. Spend 20 dollars on this CD.' It's not going to happen. That's what has taken the music industry down.

    thestrippodcast.com (September 9, 2006)





    I do [like being a redhead] . . . I do . . . because lighter is better as you get older . . . It's nice . . . I

    can't be a blonde. I'm definitely not a blonde . . . So, that doesn't leave too many other colors available.

    Style Network (December 15, 2006)



    Sometimes one bad decision can mess up your life

    Seal Our Fate lyrics



    grew up in this city [Miami], and my music is a blend of two cultures. In the beginning it was heavily Cuban. At this point it's [from] all over . . .

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (February 4, 2007)



    [Cuban coffee is] very powerful, very sweet, and a little dangerous —- just like the people who drink it.

    Entertainment Weekly (30 July 1993)
    I'm looking forward, though, one day, if I'm not too old, to do a free concert in a free Cuba. That to me would be fantastic. We're looking forward to it. Well, hopefully, I mean he's [Castro] gotta go [die] sometime. He's gotta go sometime -- let's hope it's sooner [rather] than later.

    televised interview" (22 April 2005)





    I'm not the best singer in the world. I'm a communicator.

    unknown source





    I'd lock myself up in my room with my guitar. I wouldn't cry. I was afraid if I let go just a little bit, it would all go. I would sing for hours by myself . . . . It was my way of crying.

    Entertainment Weekly (30 July 1993)



    You know, I don't know about this

    "Diva thing," O.K. This

    "Diva thing" is getting a little out of hand,

    I think. I mean if anything,

    I'm a divette.

    VH1 Divas Live 1998

    Excuse me, you have binoculars in the second row . . . and there're zoom . . . What exactly were you looking at there? . . . Very cute . . . Well, get your money's worth, honey.

    The Evolution Tour: Live in Miami 1996
    Fame has given me a lot of free love -- and that's the best thing fame can afford you. What has it taken away? My privacy.

    "Billboard Magazine" (11 October 2003)
    When I wrote "Words Get in the Way" my husband and I had just had a horrendous argument . . . . [After it was an international hit] My husband said, "We have to have more arguments."

    Gayle King XM satellite radio program (October 23, 2006)





    As a writer, I see myself more as a communicator. For me, writing is the best part of my career.

    "Billboard Magazine" (11 October 2003)





    Q:Is love a lottery?
    A:It's not a lottery.

    It's a dance: there are moments when you dance apart and others when you are almost one.
    Hello Magazine October,1998





    When I did "Unwrapped" -- that's one of my favorite albums I've ever done in my life -- I love it when someone listens to the whole album. But I would rather them be able to buy some songs that they like, [rather] than not buy the album at all . . . . You can't fight technology. You can't fight, you know, the consumer.

    thestrippodcast.com (September 9, 2006)

    I've bought more music for my Ipod in one year than I bought in the last ten years of my life.

    thestrippodcast.com (September 9, 2006)





    Everyone’s trying to survive, we’re not just born to be alive.

    You’ll be mine party time lyrics





    We want the disaster victims to know

    we have not forgotten them.

    I'm here with help.

    comment about Hurricane Katrina relief effort on September 12, 2005



    People told me at the beginning: 'You're too Latin for the American, too American for the Latins.' But that's who I am, I'm a Cuban-American -- I'm not one thing or the other. I have an American head and a Cuban heart.

    unknown source





    If I had one thing that I wanted people to say about me, what would it be? Hmm . . . Probably: Oh, she's so tall! Oh my gosh, she's so tall!

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    The power of love inspires me and keeps me going.

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    I believe we are here not only to enjoy the wonderful and delicious experiences avaiable to us in this physical world but also to learn to love each other unconditionally. After all, what else is there of any real value?

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    I see each fan of my music as an individual person. I have always tried to deepen those relationships, since I highly value those who enjoy my work.

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    The way I see it, you're either a year older or you're dead. It's a good alternative to be older!

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    About a week after it [my bus accident] happened, I said to myself: 'Enough of this. I mean: you can't just let life land on you. Bad things happen of course, but you have to take control of your life.'

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    Emilio became so supportive, I couldn't have asked for more love and support.
    The greatest feeling is to have [fans who are] so happy to see you. unknown source



    You're where you are because of [fans]. Maybe there's somebody standing there who made a very big effort to come to your show. Maybe this is their only opportunity to be this close to you.

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    Love is a constant source of inspiration, surprise and wonderment. unknown source



    Fame is something you get from other people.

    It's not that I have some intrinsic thing that makes me famous.

    If your self image depends on that fame, you're in trouble.

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    Performing is one of the best feelings that I know. For me it's one of the most beautiful things I do in life.

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    "I wore chaps in the video for the single '1-2-3,' and do you know what one of my nightmares is? It's that i'll grow old and senile and wear those particular chaps in my house with long, curly, gray hair and my butt at my ankles. People do strange things when they get old. Can you imagine, I put them on and start yelling: "I'm the Conga Queen!, What a nightmare!"

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    Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time.

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    You never know what life has in store for you,

    but I believe there are certain things one is meant to go through.

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    I have gotten more than I could ever wish for so I think three "more" wishes would be greedy.



    References:

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Gloria_Estefan

    http://www.gloriaheaven.com

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/gloria_estefan.htmlGloria Estefan