Hummingbird on the Balcony

I have this wonderful Balcony that overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara Hills and vistas.  I absolutely love it and I am really blessed to have such a perfect place to do my art.  Every day these hummingbirds come to get a drink about every 15 minutes like clockwork.  I will be sitting outside carving or painting a piece of pottery and they will come by and look at me and then go get a drink.

Juan Quesada

Juan Quesada is a great artist!  Juan has such an inspirational story and is a great man.  I first saw Juan in person in Riverside California about 10 years ago.  He was doing a exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum.  He signed his book for me and I watched him do a art exhibition of how he makes his pottery by hand (no wheel involved). He is an awesome potter and has actually passed on the art to his whole village!  I totally recommend the book and his art of course. I have found and included some of my favorite pictures below. I will try and add some more of his art and the other artists in the village as well. They are all really great potters.

When I watched him do it, he used a plaster mold (small) round mold and used clay he dug from the side of the  mountain where he lived!  He did not use a kiln, he used cow shit and fire to fire his pieces!  This “old school” with a contemporary art form with the colorful painting and great form to each piece.  It was something I will never forget.

Juan I could tell was a happy man and actually very social because of the fact that he taught his whole village in Mexico how to do pottery.  I have seen a lot of there work on Ebay and other sites on the net.  It is funny though when I Googled him he does not have a website (I think). If he wants one I would be glad to do one for him… He was very nice and I think he is a great man and a wonderful artist.

Louise Nevelson

I just spoke to the cox cable guy when I was hooking up a faster Internet at home here and he said that he has some work from Louise Nevelson.  I thought her work was wonderful when I pulled it up on Google images and thought I would do a quick blog post about it today.  Louise Nevelson also has a grand daughter who is an artist and her name is:  Neith Nevelson actually did four horses running across the grass painting for him. I love all artists and liked reading about her.  Follow this link and check out more work from Google images.

Tom Cruise gets emotional over death of John’s Jett Travolta

I have always been a fan of John Travolta and his films I think he looks great bald, I hope I look that good when I loose the rest of my hair… When I saw him in From Paris With Love he looked sharp and it was a great movie. 

What is going through my mind when I am blogging about this remembrance?  I do feel bad for John Travolta and his family for this horrific loss and I do actually feel like I would like to do something for him and his family.  If they should come across this Blog I would be honored to make a custom cremation urn for them.  My sincere condolences go out to the family.  I have to Blog about this stuff to promote my urn business and get links. It is hard because it is sad and I don’t like to do it to be honest.  This is a weird business I am in I will tell ya.  I am passionate about making art urns and I feel compelled as an artist to create these art objects but it is something nobody wants to talk about until that time happens. I totally understand that…  I am not sad about my Grandfather’s death (Popo) he was a great man and an artist as well – Pictures Below. He and I were going to do some collaboration work together but we never got the chance. I was moving my art studio all over the west coast trying to find my way with clay… I would like to get this elephant tattooed on my back actually I may do that soon..

P.S. Please Link to this page or do a story on my ceramic tattoo art cuz I need all the exposure I can get.. You
can feel free to copy and paste whatever you want from my website like videos, pictures, text anything you want
to do a little story on me.  I would so appreciate this and if you would like a link back or a story done on you I
will be glad to do the same.  Google says that “one way links” are the best to get so story’s are great – “Live
and Let Live”
TooTall

Dog urns, pet urns, custom pet urns, by TooTall’s 805-765-1113

To the left you can see a list of art urns that I have made and “urn themes” that I have created. These urns
are advertised as for human urns but being the artist who creates the pet urn I can make any size, shape,
color, etc… Just let me know what kind of pet urn you would like and I will be happy to create something hand
made and special to you and your beloved pet. I can carve a pretty much any design onto the piece for you. If
you remember your pet as being happy and jumping catching a Frisbee or being at the beach maybe we can
do a beach theme. Or I can carve an outline of your pet jumping catching a Frisbee, etc… I work much like a
tattoo artist does in that I take your idea or theme that you have in your head of how you remembered your
loved one and then I create something for you on paper, maybe a few designs. I usually can draw something
in a about a day or so. I then can show this to you and if you like the ideas I have created for you we can start
on the piece of art. We can then decide on color, etc… I welcome any and all special orders and can do a lot
with my medium – clay.

Recently I have had the idea of incorporating my new style of tattooing my ceramic art pieces on my pet urns. I really enjoy using a tattoo gun to carve out the relief patterns in my tattoo art urn carvings. I want to make a
coy fish tattoo on the new piece I am working on. My friend Jose has a Coy fish on his leg I took this picture of
it about a week ago. He would like me to put this tattoo on a urn for him so I will be working on that. I just carved this Hawk Urn and Tiger urn below for a customer as well. I think they turned out really good and I am looking forward to using more vibrant colors like the bold colorful Ed Hardy Tattoos listed below.

Pet urns are something really special and I have made a few now. I named my pottery business after “TooTall”
my Saint Bernard. She has passed about 8 years ago but I do think of her often and support the support the
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Please check it out they do a lot of good for these gentle giants. I have
often thought about making a horse urn but have not yet done that…

I am going to do a blog post tomorrow on “remembrance” The picture above is my grandpa (Popo) and
Tootall, she always thought she was a lapdog… I loved her so much. It really is an honor to make pet urns.
The loss of a dog, or cat loss are the most common but like I said I know people would like to keep horse ashes and this would be something really unique to be able to carve on the pet urn, maybe a profile image of the horse.

P.S. Please Link to this page or do a story on my ceramic tattoo art cuz I need all the exposure I can get.. You can feel free to copy and paste whatever you want from my website like videos, pictures, text anything you want to do a little story on me. I would so appreciate this and if you would like a link back or a story done on you I will be glad to do the same. Google says that “one way links” are the best to get so story’s are great – “Live and Let Live”
TooTall

First day of REAL Blogging…

First day of REAL Blogging…

Real Blogging
These are the different keywords I am using for this particular Blog:
Blog, blogspot, blogs, blog site, html blog, a blog, blog post, blog to, blogging, video blog, music blog, photo
blog, google blog, blog theme, news blog

Google and the books that I read (Social Media Marketing) say you have to have a blog and post to it regularly
to get your name out and I am determined to do that from this day forward. I totally recommend this book by the
way for SEO. I like to write blog posts because it is creative and I am a very creative person being an artist and
all.  I got this rad keyboard, it is a Dell and I love it, this will help in the typing of this new blog. Urnnews
Blogspot is a blog about the art of making “art urns”.

I watched this very cool documentry on the Biography Channel about Jimmy Hebndrix and it was awesome.  I
just got Direct TV so I can tape the shows I like to watch… I tweeted the song of the day “Red House” by Jimi
Hendrix cuz I just love that song. When I used to play pool for a living I used to put that on the box in the pool
hall and just play and play.  I remember that song was playing the time I won $1,000 playing a 7 game set with
a friend of mine. Shout out to Barry at “Breaking Times” in Hemet, this is where I grew up.

I am getting on a regular schedule starting today blogging about all kinds of stuff that is going on and really my
journey starting TooTall’s Pottery.  It will be a really cool journal if nothing else haha.  I need it to get me some
business for my art urns so I can continue to live my dream of doing pottery full time here in the Central Coast.
I am using my other blog the – Word Press Blog I just opened to put some “cool” stuff on too.  I like to surf You
tube and “share” some cool videos I see.  It is nice cuz you can share them right onto your blogspot I guess cuz
You Tube is part of Google. Video blogging I guess.. I should check out some music blogs and see how I can
link up to them as well.

Oh, this is a totally cool site, it is called Social Oomph and it is awesome you should check it out.  It allows you
to post tweets on a regular basis throughout the day without having to type in each tweet.  Real cool SEO tool..

Well that is it for today, thanks for reading my bullshit and come back soon…
P.S. Please Link to this page or do a story on my ceramic tattoo art cuz I need all the exposure I can get.. You
can feel free to copy and paste whatever you want from my website like videos, pictures, text anything you want
to do a little story on me.  I would so appreciate this and if you would like a link back or a story done on you I
will be glad to do the same.  Google says that “one way links” are the best to get so story’s are great – “Live
and Let Live”
TooTall

TooTall’s Pottery – Ceramic Tattoo Art
Phone: (805)-765-1113
Custom Hand Carved ceramic tattoo art. We welcome special orders…
http://www.tootallspottery.com/index.html


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About Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Chelsea broke into the world of late-night talk shows with her E! Entertainment series, “Chelsea Lately,” airing eeknights at 11:00 p.m. Consistently the network’s highest-rated program, “Chelsea Lately” offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths and rumors that just won’t die, along with other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to and redefining perceptions of the talk show, “Chelsea Lately” is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us. Both Handler and the show have also been recognized as pioneers in late night with the show boasting five female writers to account for half of its writing staff. This is unprecedented in the late night arena that has historically been dominated by male hosts and writers.

In addition to her wildly successful television series, Chelsea is equally well-known as a best-selling author. On March 28, 2010, she achieved a spectacular feat when her three books took the #1, #2, and #3 spots on the New York Times Best Seller list. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, from Grand Central Publishing, was the #1 nonfiction hardcover; Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, from Simon Spotlight Entertainment, was the #2 nonfiction paperback; and My Horizontal Life, from Bloomsbury, was the #3 nonfiction paperback. In hardcover, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list when it was published in April 2008; and My Horizontal Life has been a bestseller for 80 weeks.

As a testament to her versatility and tireless work ethic, Chelsea’s 21-city comedy tour, also entitled “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” and sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, kicked off in March 2010. After tickets sold out immediately, Live Nation added 15 more shows. As one of the nation’s most acclaimed and cutting edge-comedians, Handler delivers a sharp combination of fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations with no shortage of material.

With her roots in both stand-up comedy and television, Chelsea was also the star of Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly” (now syndicated in over 90 markets ) for all of its four seasons. She also starred on E! in “The Chelsea Handler Show.” In 2007 – 2008, Chelsea starred with Jenny McCarthy and Leah Remini in the hugely popular MSN online web series “In The Motherhood.”

In March 2009, Chelsea was honored the prestigious Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign, recognizing the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people. She continues to be an influential and dedicated advocate for the LGBT community.

Handler, who grew up in New Jersey, currently resides in Los Angeles.

Cher

In-depth Biography
Cher has had three careers that place her indelibly in the public consciousness, and two have been in association with her then-husband, composer/producer/singer Salvatore “Sonny” Bono (February 16, 1935-January 8, 1998). She charted major hit records in the 1960s and 1970s, working in idioms ranging from early-’60s girl group-style ballads to Jackie Deshannon folk-influenced pop, to adult contemporary pop in the manner of later Dusty Springfield. She also embarked on an acting career,
initially in the late 1960s in association with her work as part of Sonny & Cher but later on her own, which led to a series of increasingly polished and compelling performances in Silkwood, Mask and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in California in 1946; she was 17 when she first met Salvatore “Sonny” Bono, a songwriter and protégé of producer Phil Spector. Bono brought her to Spector, who used her as a backup singer and produced one single by her, a novelty Beatles tribute record called “Ringo I Love You” issued under the name Bonnie Jo Mason. It disappeared without a trace, but the couple were undaunted — they emerged as a duo, initially called Caesar & Cleo, later that year, and cut “The Letter,” “Do You Wanna Dance” and “Love Is Strange.”

Caesar & Cleo didn’t trouble the chart compilers with any degree of success, but late in 1964, Cher (then known as Cherilyn) was signed to Liberty Records’ Imperial imprint, and Bono came along as producer. A Spector-ish version of “Dream Baby” managed to get airplay in Los Angeles, becoming a local hit, and they suspected they were onto something. That same month, Sonny & Cher, as they were now known, signed to Reprise Records and released their first single, “Baby Don’t Go.” The song became a major local hit in Los Angeles, after which the duo jumped from Reprise to the Atco label, a division of Atlantic Records. In April 1965 their first single, “Just You” was released and rose to number 20 on the charts. The duo was on its way, and Cher also had Imperial Records after her for a second single. The couple had seen the Byrds pioneer commercial folk-rock with Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and had witnessed them performing another Dylan number, “All I Really Want to Do” at a club in Los Angeles. The group intended to issue their own recording of “All I Really Want to Do,” but Cher, with Sonny producing, beat them to the punch with her own recording of the song.

She pursued a dual career for the next two years, cutting solo recordings under Sonny’s guidance that regularly harted, and duets with her husband for Atco. A month after “All I Really Want to Do,” they released “I Got You Babe,” which was one of the biggest-selling and most beloved pop/rock hits of the mid-’60s, and the couple’s signature tune across two eras of success. Cher’s solo career ended up slightly overshadowed by her work with Sonny & Cher, but at the time she was fully competitive on her own terms — her first LP reached the Billboard Top 20 and was on the albums charts for six months. “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was another hit, a million-seller that made number three in America and England, and she made the Top Ten once more with her 1967 single “You Better Sit own Kids.” The latter song, written by Bono (and which was also a hit for Glen Campbell), dealt with divorce, an unusual subject for a 1960s pop record, and was one of a series of releases on which Cher’s music broached difficult areas — others were “I Feel Something’s in the Air,” which dealt with unwanted pregnancy, and “Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies),” both written by Bono.

Cher’s solo career at Imperial, which had created some political problems for the couple at Atlantic, ended with the lapsing of her contract in 1967, and she moved to Atlantic. Ironically, it was this move that contributed the unhappy reversal of the couple’s fortunes at the end of the decade.

By the end of the 1960s, Sonny & Cher were no longer selling records. A series of commercial missteps, coupled with a change in public taste, had sharply curtailed their sales, and a pair of movies (Good Times, Chastity) had lost millions. Additionally, they were no longer recording for Atlantic — though they were still under contract to them — owing to the label’s decision to take Cher’s solo recordings out of Sonny’s hands and assign a new producer to her.
Coupled with the presentation of a bill from the Internal Revenue Service for $200,000 in back taxes, these events left the couple in dire financial straights at the end of the 1960s. They were forced to play club dates, opening for artists like Pat Boone, and it was there that their second career, and a second career for Cher, took shape. A new contract with Decca Records in 1971, coupled with a chance at a summer replacement gig on the CBS television network, brought them a second chance at success.

The try-out on television was a success, as the couple proved to be as funny as they were musically diverse. It took a little longer to find a new formula for Cher’s music — her initial single on Decca’s Kapp label, “Classified 1A,” written by Bono, was a failure; a serious song dealing with a girl’s feelings for a boyfriend killed in Vietnam; it was topical in all the wrong ways to become a pop chart success. Producer Snuff Garrett was recruited to work with her, and he found a series of songs that were perfect for Cher’s maturing talent.

“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” a conscious attempt to emulate Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” (which also recalled Cher’s own “Bang Bang”) was released late in 1971 and became a number one hit and a million-seller. To some listeners, “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” was the epitome of schlocky pop/rock, but the song’s subject matter, unusual tempo changes, and an incredibly memorable chorus-hook became a vehicle for a transcendent performance by the singer, marking Cher’s maturation as an artist (the B-side, “I Hate to Sleep Alone,” written by Peggy Clinger of the Clinger Sisters, curiously enough, managed to recall Sonny’s Spector-influenced productions from the Imperial years). A follow-up album, featuring her covers of contemporary hits such as “Fire and Rain,” sold well also, and her next single, “The Way of Love,” a revival of a mid-’60s Kathy Kirby hit, solidified the image of a new, more confident and powerful Cher. And the debut of the couple’s regular network variety series on CBS in January 1972 brought them back to the center of American and international popular culture in a more mature, wittier guise, and one that concentrated much more on Cher as a personality.

Her 1960s music ran the gamut from Spector-style miniature teen-pop symphonies to covers of contemporary adult pop (“It’s Not Unusual”) and folk-rock, all cut under Bono’s guidance. Her voice wasn’t very rich or powerful, but it was expressive and surrounded by Bono’s radiant Spector creations, and she could put over an almost inappropriately cheerful sounding version of “The Bells of Rhymney” or “Blowin’ in the Wind.” By contrast, her early- 1970s material, solo or with Sonny, had a more adult point of view and personality. “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and the later number one solo hits “Half-Breed” and “Dark Lady” were dramatic, highly intense performances, almost as much “acted” as sung, and very different from her 1960s output.

In 1974, it was revealed that the couple’s marriage was coming to an end. Ironically, Cher came out of this split more secure than her husband, despite his having guided her career for a decade and having all of the real training in the entertainment business. She embarked on an acting career, even as she continued to make headlines for her romantic exploits, including an affair with (and two marriages to) Gregg Allman. She became a far better actress than she was a singer, first revealed in Mike Nichols’ Silkwood (1983) and then in Peter Bogdanovich’s Mask (1985) and George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick (1987). Her acting peers caught on to the worth of her work in time for an Academy Award for
Best Actress for her performance in Norman Jewison’s 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck. Since the mid-’70s, Cher has been known more for her acting than for her music, although she has continued to record for numerous labels, including Columbia, and in 1998 scored an international chart-topping smash with the club-friendly single “Believe.” She is, by Garrett’s analysis, more of a stylist than a singer, and almost as much a personality as an actress, almost a modern-day Helen Morgan (Showboat, etc.) with better luck in life and career. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Christine ODonnell

Christine O’Donnell shocked the GOP establishment  with Tuesday night’s upset primary win over Rep. Mike Castle, whom early polls had pegged as the odds-on favorite to capture the Senate seat vacated
by Vice President Joe Biden. And as the insurgent tea party  nominee gains a greater national profile, she’ll also be drawing greater scrutiny — particularly for her offbeat political biography and her strongly
held conservative cultural values.While O’Donnell is an establishment outsider, she’s no stranger to statewide political campaigning. This marks her third run for a U.S. Senate seat. She ran initially in 2006, seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Thomas R. Carper. She finished third in that GOP primary, but refused to give up her bid, mounting a failed write-in campaign against Carper in the November general election. In 2008, she got the GOP nod (having run unopposed), but lost badly in November to the longtime incumbent.

[Related: Will surprise tea party victory drastically change the GOP?]

Now O’Donnell’s victory is one of the strongest signs of how drastically Republican politics are in upheaval this election cycle. And her 2010 general election campaign will serve as a litmus test for how far the tea party can carry an unconventional candidate toward a full rejection of politics-as-usual in the November balloting.

She’s been a Delaware resident since 2003, moving to Wilmington to work for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative think tank and book publisher. That experience seems to have cemented O’Donnell’s reputation as a firebrand in conservative circles: She ended up suing that (now-former) employer for $6.9 million, alleging gender discrimination. In 2008, she dropped the suit, citing the burden of legal fees.

More recently, O’Donnell has worked as a marketing and media consultant. She counts her work for el Gibson’s controversial 2003 film “Passion of the Christ” as one of best-known campaigns.

Like Gibson, O’Donnell was raised as a Catholic — though she’s variously indicated that she now attends Catholic and Protestant services. Before attaining renown as an office-seeker, she’d been best known for aggressively promoting conservative sexual morality, particularly for young women. O’Donnell began her public quest to promote chastity shortly after completing her education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. (O’Donnell attended FDU’s cap-and-gown ceremony in 1993, but only received her diploma this month — her staff told news outlets that she just recently met a final course requirement, though O’Donnell had previously stated her diploma was withheld due to
outstanding tuition debt.) As she explained to the Wilmington News Journal in 2004, she did “things she regrets” in college, such as drinking to excess and becoming somewhat sexually promiscuous. Those regrets spurred her to
promote chaste values, and to seek out a national forum to advance related policy aims such as abstinence education.

Eminem

VIDEO FOR EMINEM’S SMASH SINGLE “LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE,” FEATURING RIHANNA, TO PREMIERE ON MTV AND VEVO THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH, AT 9 PM EDT EAGERLY AWAITED CLIP FEATURES RIHANNA, MEGAN FOX, AND DOMINIC MONAGHAN

Eminem, the Nielsen SoundScan Artist of the Decade for 2000-2009, will premiere the eagerly awaited
video for his No. 1 single “Love The Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, on MTV and VEVO.com on Thursday, August 5th at 9:00 PM EDT. Shot in Los Angeles, the video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who, in addition to his work on previous Eminem videos, has also directed clips for Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and 50 Cent among many others. Rihanna appears in the video, which also features Megan Fox (Transformers) and Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings, Lost) playing a couple going through the extremes of an abusive relationship.

“Joseph and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right,” commented Eminem. “Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this….they really brought it and made this video super-powerful.” “Love The Way You Lie” is Eminem’s fourth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. It has reigned at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart for five consecutive weeks and has sold more than 1.4 million downloads. The track is the second single released from Eminem’s latest album Recovery (Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records), which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart in June
with sales of 741,000 copies, and held the top slot for 5 weeks. The album easily outpaced any other release for this year, and set a bar that no other album has reached for first-week sales in nearly two years.

In May, Recovery’s first single, “Not Afraid,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — the first rap song to do so in 13 years. Recovery has being hailed as a tour de force for the rapper, earning a four-star review from Rolling Stone, which described it as “his fiercest and most focused work in a long time,” while USA Today proclaimed it “a strong return to the form that made him a star in the first place.”
Yesterday, Eminem received 8 nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Eminem and Jay-Z will perform co-headlining dates at Detroit’s Comerica Park on September 2nd and 3rd and at New York’s Yankee Stadium on September 13th and 14th. Tickets for the four shows are sold-out. Eminem will also be performing at the Epicenter Festival in Southern California on September 25th. Tickets are still available from http://www.epicenterfestival.com/

Megan Fox donated her fee for her video appearance to Sojourn, a shelter for abused women. Sojourn provides battered women and their children a safe space to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish their self-esteem and lives. For more information on Sojourn please visit http://www.opcc.net/

Halo

The complete Halo: Reach collection. In addition to the game disc, manual, and the complete contents also found in the Limited edition, the Legendary edition includes:  * Noble Team statue expertly crafted by the artisans at McFarlane Toys. Individually molded, hand-painted and individually numbered, this statuette is a must have for any serious Halo fan * UNSC-themed custom packaging * An exclusive multiplayer Spartan armor effect, “Flaming Helmet” (pictured below)

MTV Video Music Awards

September 12 at 9/8cHosted by: Chelsea Handler Location: Los Angeles, CA   MTV brought the VMAs back to the west coast for a live, star-studded show in Los Angeles, packing a powerful punch of side-
splittingly funny entertainment, awe-inducing performances, and twitter trend-worthy moments.  Host Chelsea Handler was uncensored and all-out hilarious as she riffed on everyone from Justin Bieber to
Jersey Shore. But the night truly belonged to another lady—Lady Gaga. Gaga dominated, winning in eight categories and wowing in wardrobe changes, which included a gown made of meat. Yes, meat.  Handing out Moonmen and marvelling at outrageous celebrity fashion moments is a part of the VMAs, but the night is really about the music. Eminem opened the show with surprise special guest Rihanna
for “Love The Way You Lie.” Usher KILLED it with a mash-up of “DJ Got Us Falling In Love” and “OMG” that had everyone, Jersey Shore included, wanting to beat the beat. Justin Bieber earned his place as Best New Artist during his outdoor set (with drum solo!), and fellow performers Florence + the Machine, Drake, Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz, B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Hayley Williams, deadmau5, Jason Derulo, Robyn, Travie McCoy and Linkin Park (phew!) all nailed it on stage. The most talked about performances of the night went to Taylor Swift and Kanye West who each settled their infamous 2009 VMA Beef through song.  The VMAs have etched their place in pop culture as the go-to source for an unforgettable night that EVERYONE will be talking about. That is, until next year’s show.

Oprah Winfrey

UPCOMING PROJECTS

* Harpo Films, Alan Ball and HBO team up for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
* HBO and Harpo Films hourlong series pilot in the works for a woman who walks out on her life Variety reports * Lionsgate and Harpo Films say yes to Will You Be My Black Friend? * Harpo Films and Neal Street Productions for Focus Features to produce Netherland * HBO and Harpo Films miniseries to focus on Ida Tarbell, the journalist who exposed John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil monopoly Variety reports * Universal Pictures acquires the David Wroblewski novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle to adapt into a feature to be produced by Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and Harpo Films partners Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte Variety reports * HBO and Harpo Films enter into multi-year relationship * About Harpo Films

TooTall’s Pottery – Ceramic Tattoo Art
Phone:  805-765-1113
Custom Hand Carved ceramic tattoo art.  We welcome special orders…
www.tootallspottery.com

Santa Barbara Attractions and cool places to visit

Santa Barbara City Vibe” by TooTall’s Pottery

I stared to just walk down to downtown Santa Barbara and take the bull by the horns and
try to get some website business for myself. I visited about 25 local Santa Barbara
businesses and met some very cool people along the way.  I went into this store called
Peace Store and met a very cool artist called Christian (Website to the left).  He was cool
and gave me a CD of his music and I took it home popped it in and it was awesome I
totally recommend the CD – VALLEYFORNIA.

If you want to contact Christian give him a call and tell him that TooTall’s Pottery gave you
his number:  818-786-5660.

Biography:
Christian Bonilla is an MC form the San Fernando Valley. Repen the “818”.  Christian’s
hometown is very important to him.  He truly feels it connects him to where his love,
creativity and development of an MC began.  Christian has much love and respect for
Sherman Oaks California.  He will tell you know matter where life or destiny takes him; he
seems to always make it back home.

Christian does not feel, the need to go into great detail about his life.  His music, family
and his beautiful woman are what keeps him elevated and positive.  He quotes… “Plain
and simple, true indeed, hip hop is who I am”.

Craig’s List Santa Barbara

I was putting an ad in for my website business and I
discovered this cool craigslist Santa Barbara TV ad on the
left side of the craigslist Santa Barbara home page for the
Santa Barbara area.  Check it out below:

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Santa Barbara Real Estate

Sweeping panoramic views, timeless sophistication and exquisite handcrafted details are showcased in this Tuscan inspired California Estate. Hand-forged 9 foot iron doors invite you into 4 bedroom 5 bath of luxury. Dramatic copper domed ceilings, dazzling crystal chandeliers, marble slab flooring and smooth Venetian plaster walls. Dream kitchen and butler’s pantry with high-end appliances, beautiful cabinetry and imported Italian travertine countertops. The spacious master suit offers a charming sitting area with fireplace, 2 separate baths and generous closets space. The exceptional family room with hardwood floors, fire-place and built-in wet bar with ice-maker. The library’s custom paneled walls, built-in book shelves, coffered ceiling with mirror inlays reflect on the marble floors. Separate 2 bedroom 2 bath guest house and Sauna. Resort like backyard with pool, spa and cascading waterfall, Fully equipped outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas connected by travertine terraces.

Santa Barbara Mission

Tours

* 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
* $5 adults
* $4 senior
* $1 youth 5-15
* under 5 free

Mission church Self-guided tours Self-guided tours enter the mission museum tour through the main entrance. Tour tickets may be purchased in the main entry, and each visitor will be provided with a museum guide available in 8 different languages.Special Tours

The Mission Museum now offers a docent guided tour Thursday and Friday at 11:00am; Saturday at 10:30am. Admission is $8.00 per person, children age 4 and under free; maximum 15 people in a group; apprx 90 minutes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Special Tours are not for school groups. Thank you. Contact us to arrange your school visit to the
Mission Museum tour.

The Mission Museum now offers an Art and Architecture tour. This special presentation must be pre-scheduled. Admission is $8.00 per person; maximum 12 people in a group; apprx 75 minutes.

We look forward to hosting your class tour of the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Our docents will be scheduled to greet you and guide you through an informative and educational tour of our mission and museum.

Please contact us to schedule your tour and confirm prior to your arrival.

Docent tours may be available for other groups also. Please call or email to inquire.

Please let students know that they may utilize any photos or information on our website to prepare reports. Educational books and videos, etc. are available for purchase at our gift shop.

University of California
Santa Barbara


* UC Santa Barbara ranks among higher-education leaders in the United States and Canada as one of only 63 research-
intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

* U.S. News and World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” the most widely read college guide in the country,
ranks UCSB number 9 among all public universities.

* Seven UC Santa Barbara graduate programs are ranked among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World
Report, and three departments are in the top 10: chemical engineering, materials, and physics.

* UCSB’s renowned faculty includes five winners of Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics, and
economics, and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies.
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Santa Barbara Independent

When word broke late last Monday that one-time Dos Pueblos student Katy Perry would be returning on her alma mater for a secret, students-only concert, questions abounded. What would she wear? Where would she play? How would Principal Carey react to Perry’s “Peacock”?

Not long after Tuesday’s sixth period bell rang, screaming students poured from their classrooms and bee-lined it for the school’s Greek Theater, where Perry and her team had constructed a massive outdoor stage, complete with drum risers, smoke machines, and the ever-necessary faux lollipop stage sets. And while a handful of reputable sources insisted that it was Perry alone who had on cocted Tuesday’s homecoming, she certainly did not come without her baggage. Namely, a small semi’s worth of promotional material for the soon-to-be-released You Again, which were strewnthroughout the Dos Pueblos courtyard.
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Santa Barbara Zoo

As a member or a donor, you will join a network of thousands of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations who support the Zoo’s mission of preserving, conserving, and enhancing the natural world and its living treasures. Thank you for your support of our programs.

Membership Discover the natural world by visiting the more than 500 animals that call the Santa Barbara Zoo home. Relax with your friends and family while enjoying the unique garden setting and beautiful Pacific Ocean views. Learn about the Zoo’s mission of conserving, preserving and enhancing the natural world and its living treasures – and how you can help! For just a few dollars, you can visit the
Zoo 363 days a year, as well as more than 100 other zoos and aquariums that are on our reciprocal list.
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Matthew S. Kennedy, Ceramic Artist
Cell:  805-765-1113

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