Josh Groban

πŸ˜₯ They’re my team no matter what. They’re in a slump, but You’ll Never Walk Alone right? Maybe I can watch my recorded 2005 UEFA Championship League Final and see the glory days of Liverpool FC. If I pinch myself I’ll know that right now is just a nightmare. *pinch* No, no nightmare. πŸ˜† Life’s not always a slump, remember that.

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Josh Groban. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) The marriages between different genres of music have been going on for awhile, is it a good thing? Should there be new categories created at award shows for such music?

2) You want to act, would you take on a role that’s not the Josh that the public sees, that they’ve come to know?

3) Is there a rock album in you, or is that strecthing it?

4) Do you use music to autobiographicize yourself? Is that a good way for musicians to do so, and do they leave themselves open to criticisms and conjectures?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s sidebar Give me Five, 5 quotes from some novels I’ve read

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Oprah Winfrey

So last evening while on my bed and not quite asleep, we experienced some Christmas like weather. Cool night breeze, strong winds, and some rain. I thought about getting up and making some homemade egg nog and playing some Christmas music, but then I realized that I was doing these things since July. πŸ™‚

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Oprah Winfrey. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) Would you describe your show as redemptive for certain people, including celebrities, who have screwed up and are seeking some form of forgiveness from the public? Do you advocate responsibility?

2) Is there anyone dead that you had wished that you interviewed or alive that you want to interview but haven’t? Are there any questions that you wanted to ask your guests but for whatever reason, didn’t/couldn’t?

3) Would you consider acting in another movie?

4) Are there some people, even if they ask or make requests, that you’ll never allow on your show?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s Give Me Five Sidebar, 5 songs I love by Rebecca St. James

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Michael Vick

I’ve been having this nagging urge to sleep out on the beach at night. Not a bad idea; if only I wasn’t going to be bothered by Mr. Joe Public with some devious thoughts on his mind. Anyone with a private beach, yep, call me. πŸ™‚

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Michael Vick. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) I remember some experts saying when you signed with the Philadelphia Eagles that basically there wasn’t much left in the tank, that you’re not getting any younger. Do you feel that you have to constantly prove to them, to others, and most importantly to yourself that you do, that age sometimes is just a number?

2) We live in a world of ifs, so if you weren’t playing now, what would you be doing?

3) Oscar Wilde has a quote in his book, The Picture of Dorian Gray that goes, “The only pity was one had to pay so often for a single fault. One had to pay over and over again, indeed. In her dealings with man, Destiny never closed her accounts.” Do you think that’s the way society will view what happened to you?

4) Are there parts of the old you that you’ve kept or added to the new you?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s Give Me Five Sidebar, 5 poems I love.

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Keanu Reeves

I was washing the dishes when a bird landed on the window; it began to sing, but only for a few seconds before flying away. But in those few seconds a smile appeared on my face. It lifted a heart that wasn’t feeling too merry. Look for reasons to smile; they might come from where you never expected. πŸ™‚

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Keanu Reeves. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) Is there a role, a character you played that would describe you, or describe who you want to be?

2) Is acting temperamental; it can be fun sometimes, miserable the next? Or is it the attitude you bring to it?

3) Does the acting ever stop, or are actors/actresses always “playing” a part for whatever audience? Have you ever wish that you were doing something different or had done something different?

4) Have you ever read The Death of a Traveling Salesman by Eudora Welty? Are we all searching for a place, a home, not necessarily a physical structure?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s Give Me Five Sidebar, 5 short stories I love.

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Wang Leehom

Sleep, O sleep, where art thou? Sleep came for a visit; it spent the night. It left too soon though. πŸ™‚

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Wang Leehom. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) Will you ever make an English album, and how will you define its success? Will it be on your terms, your record label or some other measuring stick?

2) Do you feel caught between two world sometimes, feeling like you have to continue “proving” yourself as an American and Chinese?

3) Is there any one of your albums that you like/dislike the best/worst? You play many instruments and your musical talent seems endless, do you feel like you’ve done it all, that everything’s a cycle that you’re building upon?

4) Why do you feel that some people are so curious about an artist personal relationship? I feel that it’s none of their business.

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s Sidebar Give Me Five, 5 foreign language movies I love.

God willing, see you guys on Monday, but until then:-

“Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.”

Agur/Proverbs 30 vs 8-9

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Denzel Washington

One thing I love to do when cooking is experimenting. I love mixing this and that and seeing it turn out hopefully into something tasty. No one has died from my cooking; well there was Aunt You K now Who, but she was old and sickly. Just kidding. Everyone’s still alive. πŸ™‚

Another thing I love to do is listen to music, and yesterday James Blunt’s Back to Bedlam was the CD played.

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Denzel Washington. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) How do you decide which role to play, and has it changed over the years?

2) From video games, books, remakes, is Hollywood running out of original ideas? Some storylines are repeated over and over, why do some fall flat while others succeed?

3) I’ll refer to Zora Neale Hurston’s essay, How It Feels to Be Colored Me to ask whether box office flops or not winning an Oscar, do you think that it’s fair to say that the reason behind these two things is because of skin color?

4) Is there an actor/ actress you want to work with but haven’t as yet? Are there ones you wanted to work with but can’t because they’ve died?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s sidebar Give Me Five, My top 5 Shakespeare plays I love.

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Robert Mugabe

I would never get the green thumb person of the year, if there’s such a thing. Why? Yesterday I was looking at where I had planted some seeds a few months ago, and yeah, let’s just say that neither I nor anyone else will be eating tomatoes. πŸ™‚

But there have been other successes in the past. Life’s like that, sometimes we “plant” and things “grow”, other times, they don’t. Just don’t give up. πŸ™‚

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Robert Mugabe. So let’s begin. πŸ™‚

1) Do you govern with your head or with your heart? Is Zimbabwe better off since you took office?

2) Why is holding on to power so important to you? Have you become theΒ  new “master”, taken over from those you ousted, the white farmers, from their lands? Can power corrupt?

3) Does your Roman Catholic faith plays a significance in your decision making?

4) You’re 86 now, do you see any reason(s), need to change?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s sidebar Give Me Five, 5 songs about Home that I love

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