Anais Nin: You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.


D.A.M. Magazine ~ February and March/ RANT: We all love(ed) Imeem

Upcoming interviews for February and March feature :

Paige Fraser and Amanda Diva

Paige Fraser
(Click the image for a link to Paige Unlimited, the production company Fraser's parents created for up and coming artists and writers.)
An up and coming future ballerina with the wits and talent to trounce the racist and segregated issues plaguing the performing arts world of today. I learned something when she said that minority students were more likely to get accepted in a modern dance or jazz gig than ballet, even if they were far more talented than anyone on the try-out roster. Sounds a little bit familiar doesn't it? Well, she also added that her white counterparts who look for a little bit of range on their resume, are finding it hard to get into any of the modern dance or jazz gigs or programs and are being pushed towards the ballet programs... This is Disgusting. I guess we still have a LONG ASS WAY TO GO....

Amanda Diva

Miss "Neon" herself. Multi-talented and multi-faceted artist and host of Diva Speak TV. Catch her biographical video at the bottom

Amanda Diva Reel from amanda diva on Vimeo.


Imeem...may you rest in peace, baby.

ƒv©KIN MYSPACE A$$H@LES bought the bankrupt free music server. I was a proud stan of Imeem. So naturally, when they shut down, I was more heartbroken than a crackhead who's crack-house burned down. BITCH WAS PISSED. Anywho, I went online to see what had happened:

MySpace Music Acquires Shuttered Imeem Music Service
By Eliot Van Buskirk December 8, 2009 | 1:53 pm | Categories: Crowdsourcing, Media, Miscellaneous, Social Media, Startups

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MySpace Music, a joint venture between MySpace and the major labels, completed a deal to acquire “certain assets” of the popular social networking site Imeem on Tuesday. Imeem is now offline. Various reports claimed the deal was done over the weekend, but MySpace Music CEO Owen Van Natta announced that the two companies only finalized the deal today.

So, what does MySpace Music have in store for imeem? According to Van Natta, MySpace Music plans to “leverage imeem’s industry leading technology” for starters, and “over time, meaningfully integrate their products into the MySpace Music

Yada yada yada....So what happened to my music?

It seems that at that moment, I would have to wait until these bastards upload all of my music playlists onto MySpace music, which didn't sound good at all. So, I waited until today, only to find out that the songs that I missed most of all, were nowhere to be found on the priceless and expertly choreographed playlists I'd designed sometime early 2009. So, that means that the only song I actually cared to hear from the fragmented portions of my Imeem account was no longer available. And I know what you're thinking reader.

Maybe find it somewhere. That it really can't be all bad.

No. You're wrong.

The singular version of Serenade Melancolique by Tchikovsky that is, in fact, the most perfect version of the song I'd ever heard in my 20+ years of life, was not available on MySpace Music. IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RESTORE THE WHOLE THING, THEN WHY TRY AT ALL???

I mean seriously!!!

Oh!!! To make matters worse...the versions of songs that they did manage to restore weren't the correct versions of the song I had in my playlist. They were shoddy generic and amateuristic versions of such songs like I'm Glad There is You by Sarah Vaughan sung by some too-sharp singing ass mediocre and vocally decadent white lady with no kind of soul at all. "Moon" by Sia had been replaced by a poorly edited remixed and sped up version of the song. Stuff like that..pisses me off. I'm heartbroken, reader. Will I ever find that same perfect, lilting, sensual, charismatic and youthful version of Serenade Melacolique? What hurts the most is that I know...deep down... I probably won't...


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