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Friday, January 29, 2010

ian somerhalder

he looks especially yummy in this interview...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

jt and the other dude

MattMorris I am the Other Dude.
(via Twitter)

Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris' 'Hope for Haiti Now' cover of 'Hallelujah'
By Hanh Nguyen | January 22, 2010 7:49 PM

Justin Timberlake, you are the man.

While every performer gave heartfelt performances for the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon Friday (Jan. 22), the former 'N Sync member gave one of the most moving performances of the night.

Alongside Timberlake was a mystery man in a beanie whom some mistook for Dave Grohl or Ray LaMontagne. Some people on Twitter just resorted to calling him "other dude," tweeting things like, "Justin Timberlake, you're making me cry! (You too, other dude)" or "Justin Timberlake, no idea who the other dude is!"

But in fact, that person was Matt Morris, who also has roots in the "Mickey Mouse Club" and is a successful songwriter and musician. He's written stuff for Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson's hit, "Miss Independent."

Check out Justin and Matt singing a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Have a tissue handy.

Were you moved?

Read Matts tumblr post to fans, friends and followers, about the song: Giving credit where credit is due

Monday, January 18, 2010

reynaldo gianecchini

name: reynaldo cisoto gianecchini júnior
bday: november 12, 1972 (birigüi, são paulo, brazil)
height: 6'1



- has been the exclusive top model for armani in brazil since 2002
- regular role in the soap opera, Laços de Família, in the role of Edu
- his wife (separated), tv presenter, journalist and actress marilia gabriela, is 24 years older than him
- graduated with a degree in Law from PUC in São Paulo in 1997, but never practiced law


  Reynaldo Gianecchini

sources: wiki, imdb, mbm, lucinka

shiba inu puppy cam

it's back!!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Providing Basic Needs:
 American Red Cross (Text "HAITI" to "90999" $10)
 United Nations Foundation/CERF
 World Vision
 UNICEF USA (Text "Hope10" to "20222" $10)
 International Relief Teams
 Save the Children
 Catholic Relief Services
 Samaritan's Purse
 American Jewish World Services
 Clinton Foundation
 Yéle Haiti (Text "YELE" to "501501" $5)
 World Concern
 Mercy Corps
 Operation Blessing International
 Mercy & Sharing
 Oxfam America
 International Rescue Committee
 United Way Worldwide (Text "HAITI" to "864833" $5)
 Episcopal Relief & Development
 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
 Love a Child
 Project Hope

Providing Shelter:
 Habitat for Humanity International

Providing Medical Aid:
 Direct Relief International
 International Medical Corps
 Medical Teams International
 Doctors Without Borders
 Operation USA
 MAP International
 World Health Organization
 Project Medishare
 Partners in Health

Providing Food:
 World Food Programme
 The Salvation Army
 Compassion International
 Food for the Poor
 World Water Relief
Organizations accepting international currencies:
 The International Committee of the Red Cross
 UK: The Disasters Emergency Committee
 Oxfam Great Britain
 British Red Cross
 The French Red Cross 

source: CNN

Monday, January 11, 2010

the resistance

EDIT: full video

30 Second Sneak Peek: Muse, 'Resistance'


here's an amazing cover!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

matt bellamy

Matthew Bellamy

Guitarist of the Decade

We count down 10 reasons why Muse’s frontman has shaped the last decade of guitar, from his blistering solos and heavy riffs, through to his electric stage presence and that superguitar.

10. He’s made classical cool again.

Present Zakk Wylde with a chamber orchestra and he’d probably eat the conductor for breakfast and pick his teeth with the baton. Matt Bellamy has a different attitude, instead hijacking the fusty world of powdered wigs and harpsichords and fusing its coolest ideas into his mould-breaking guitar solos and riffs. As you bang your sweaty head to Plug in Baby’s monster intro, you are actually listening to a bastardization of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Bach’n’roll, baby…

9. His stage presence is off the wall.

Respect to the Muse set designer, but all the satellite dishes and acrobats in the world can’t compare to the spectacle of a small man from Devon losing himself in the music. Bellamy doesn’t ‘do’ banter, shout-outs or feet on monitors. Instead, he deals in unhinged virtuosity, stroking and strangling his Manson through the hits, jolt dancing like an electric eel, using nervous energy to power the greatest show on Earth (or any other planet).

8. He saved us from nu-metal

Sludge-tuned chugging topped with meathead rap was the sound of the new millennium, until Matt Bellamy arrived with Showbiz, fired stinger missile solos into the lumpen rock scene and reminded a generation that life doesn’t have to stop at the seventh fret. Without rubble rousing early guitar parts like Sunburn and Muscle Museum, this magazine would be full of potato-headed dullards mumbling about “playing for the song”. Nobody wants that.

7. He has a ‘superguitar’.

Actually, Matt has a bunch of superguitars; all built by UK luthier Hugh Manson and featuring more onboard technology than it took to put the first man on the moon. Matt’s guitars, including his famous ‘retired’ Delorean or Silver Manson, feature various combinations of Fernandes Sustainer pickups, Z.Vex Fuzz Factory stompbox circuitry and X-Y controlled KAOSS pads to allow him to manipulate his effects with his fingertips. Genius.

6. He made the most flamboyant debut album ever.

Muse released their first album Showbiz in 1999, the year of Britney Spear’s debut single Baby One More Time and not a whole lot else. Guitar music was flatlining, so the sight and sound of Matt Bellamy tearing at his guitar strings was exhilarating. Despite accusations from some quarters that Muse were little more than Radiohead rip-off, Matt’s heroic performance on songs like Muscle Museum proved that something special has arrived.

5. He bends all the rules.

On paper at least, a combination of progressive rock, classical music, electronica and pop shouldn’t really work… a bit like Genesis jamming to those horrible Hooked On Classics albums from the 80’s. Matt makes it work. Not many musicians can switch from a beautiful Danny Elfman style piano piece to a heavy as hell riff like he can. Listen to New Born (Origin of Symmetry, released in 2001) for evidence of the man’s genius.

4. His solos are works of art.

Matt’s solos are as beautifully constructed as his Manson guitars. A masterclass in expressive guitar technique his solos usually feature tremolo-picked passages, string scrapes, whammy bar clips and inventive use of effects. Matt has a fantastic vibrato and always manages to make his solos sound spontaneous, even if they are carefully constructed. Look up Knights of Cydonia: Live at Wembley Stadium 2007 to witness Matt’s killer lead guitar.

3. He has unrivalled creativity.

Matt Bellamy has some really serious chops. In addition to his incredibly unique guitar style, the guy kills on piano and has a three octave vocal range as demonstrated by his incredible falsetto singing on Plug in Baby and other gargantuan Muse ditties. As if all that virtuosity wasn’t enough, Matt is also the primary songwriter for Muse, composing classics such as Supermassive Black Hole, Stockholm Syndrome and Knights of Cydonia. Yeah, we’re jealous too.

2. He wrote the biggest riff of the decade.

If the sheer number of ‘attempts’ at music shows and in music shops is anything to go by, the Plug in Baby riff is this generation’s Sweet Child O’Mine or Stairway to Heaven. Like its illustrious forbears, Plug in Baby grabbed guitarists by the balls by virtue of its sheer inventiveness. The sick fuzz tone didn’t hurt much either. It’s one of those riffs that sounds fresh and unique, and it makes everyone wish they could play guitar.

1. He is the Hendrix of our generation.

Comparing anyone to Jimi Hendrix can get you in some serious trouble, but we can recon you’re on pretty safe ground with Matt Bellamy. Matt uses effects and feedback like a musical instrument, punctuating solos with weird pops and squeaks. Just like Jimi. In Matt’s hands the guitar is more than just a tool, it’s an extension of his body and his voice. Just like Jimi. He’s also that extremely rare combination of a guitar virtuoso who can write great songs that will stand the test of time.

Again, just like Jimi.

thanks erato1! click here for the full article with scanned images from total guitar magazine.