Several pop stars are chiming in on Twitter this Father’s Day with messages to the dads out there. Among them:
Josh Hoge (@joshhoge): Happy Father’s Day to all of you poppa’s out there! Bout to throw down some eggs benedict & then get ready for the show 2nite! Austin TX 9pm!
Miley Cyrus: @billyraycyrus Happy daddy’s day!!!! I love you. p.s. I miss pappy too. Happy Father’s Day papster.
Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey): Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there R.I.P. always to my father A.R.Carey. Much love to my Bishop Clarence Keaton call you later!
Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. :) We couldn’t do it without you. And sending lots of love to my own dad, cap’n don. :) xoxo
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez): Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! Especially mine! I love you daddy and Brian!
A Fine Frenzy (@AFineFrenzy): Happy Father’s Day, John! Happy Father’s Day, daddy! Happy Father’s Day, papa! Happy Father’s Day to all the other daddies out there!
I’m a lucky girl to have such wonderful men in my life.
Tiffany Giardina (@TiffanyGiardina): Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Love you daddy :)
Miranda Cosgrove (@MirandaBuzz): Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! :-)
Aly & AJ (@78violet): Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! Dad, ur a G Xo Aly & AJ
Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): Wishing Everyone a Happy Fathers Day!!!
Kreesha Turner (@kreeshaturner): Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddies out there!!!
Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Lisa_Veronica): HAPPY DADDY DAY!!! <3 We actually get to see our Dad today!!!!!!! Soo excited :)Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): Happy step daddy day! :D
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol updated fans on her Twitter (@AFineFrenzy) earlier today, revealing the title of her second album. She writes:
I can tell you the album title and the official release date now!
The record is called “Bomb in a Birdcage” and will be out September 8th! I can’t WAIT for you to hear it!
Someone just asked if our songs are any good. Yes. Yes, they are. They are very good.
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol updated fans on her blog at MySpace on Sunday (February 15), discussing ‘Girlfriends From The Past’, a song she and several other female artists teamed up with Jemaine Clement on for HBO’s ‘Flight of the Conchords’. The video can be viewed at YouTube. Sudol tells readers:
Hiiiiiiiiii!!!! I’m so silly, I entirely forgot to blog about something very very important… you know when you’re so focused on not forgetting something that it slips your mind completely? how does that work??
Well, I’m a huge fan of the wonderful show on HBO, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (caps for emphasis! it’s that good!) and I had the ENORMOUS pleasure of getting to sing a song with some super rad girls (Sia and Inara George, to name a few) which aired on this evening’s episode, directed by one of my favorite directors, Michel Gondry. That’s a run-on sentence, I know, but I’m sleeeeeeepppy so you must forgive me. The song is called… hmm… I don’t know… it’s a bunch of Jermaine’s ex-girlfriends singing in a choir. It was hard not to laugh when we were recording… It’s on sale on iTunes tomorrow, so if you want to give it a good old-fashioned listen, that’s where it will be!
Happy listening and lots of love,
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol checked in with her MySpace friends (@afinefrenzy) on Wednesday (December 31) with the following bulletin:
Thank you for making 2008 such an incredible year for us frenzies.
let’s make 2009 the best year EVER!!!
be safe out there.
Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy shared her thoughts on the November 4th election with fans on her blog at MySpace on Sunday (October 26), coming to the defense of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Sudol tells readers:
Well, I’ve noticed that there is a pretty bad situation right now with fear and rumor-mongering concerning Senator Barack Obama, and so I did some research to find out some facts to counter the falsities. Here’s some things I feel need to be addressed, because they’re simply not true. Rumors that are spread to smear a good person’s character are not cool in my book…
I realize that this blog might anger some of you, and if it does, I’m terribly sorry. It is a risk for me to post this, as I hate making people upset and I might just do that with this. However, I believe that if I don’t say anything, I won’t be able to forgive myself. I can’t bear to hear false things said about someone who I believe in so very much. I don’t think I’m alone in that.
The entire post, including her remarks about associations, race, taxes, elitism, and experience, has since been removed.
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@afinefrenzy) on Tuesday (September 9), talking about changes to her diet in reaction to the climate crisis. “Ok, I just read a news article (several, actually) which made me re-think a statement I made in my last blog,” Alison writes. “I said that I’d started eating meat again.. However, I’ve now heard that the UN is asking people to cut down on meat consumption, as the amount of greenhouse gases produced by meat production is enormous. So, while I’ll allow myself the occasional steak taco, I’m going to stick with mostly fish and tofu… Fish tacos are yummy too!”
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@afinefrenzy) on Thursday (September 4). The singer songwriter tells readers:
Hello friends! I’m back home and my mind has stopped twirling and whirling from jet lag. However, yesterday I wrote some real doozies in emails (dangerous to put things in writing when one’s mind is not entirely present), so if I write something that makes absolutely no sense or directly contradicts something that I just said (or if I write the same thing twice in a row; that one, I’m a particular fan of) please disregard it… let’s float along in that grammatically suspended ocean known as Ali’s thoughts in the morning.
I’m sad (but relieved) to say that I’ve returned to drinking coffee, eating meat and doing yoga. those three things haven’t been happening the past couple of months, and life just wasn’t the same. At this very moment, I have a cup of coffee the size of my head sitting pretty beside my right hand. When I take a sip, my face is obliterated by cuppage and I have to force myself not to smile (because smiling would disrupt the drinking and lead to coffee running down the chin, very unpleasant!).
Oh, can you tell I’m happy to be home? My trip has given me this wonderful joie de vivre. I wake up in the morning and think, “hello world! good morning!!”
Isn’t that nice? I think so.
The trip the trip! What a holiday! It would be impossible to write everything that I saw, heard, smelled, thought and experience, but I’ll give a few highlights and add pictures for effect.
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@afinefrenzy) on Monday (August 4) with the following message:
Hi everyone! I’m drinking tea in the mid-morning heat; Thought I’d drop a note to say a hello that has nothing to do with voting or show reminders or anything like that. Just plain howdy doody :)
We’ve started tinkering on the second album! It is a beautiful thing, working on new music. these new songs are challenging me to step up in a big way. Growing is good! To say that I’m excited about them would be a grave understatement.
I went running the other day and was so lost in thought (writer’s hazard) that I tripped and flew like superwoman, hands first… scraped up my hands so badly! I look so silly when I play piano, like a mannequin or something, all stiff and wonky. I can still play though! Hooooooraaayyyy! So there’s a lesson, kids, be present and pay attention when operating your legs at high speeds!
Are you having a nice summer? Today is going to be a good day. I think I’m going to go jog again, this time paying attention! L
Love and bunnies and light and other happy things!
Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@afinefrenzy) on Saturday (June 21). She writes:
I had the most spectacular dream last night (two nights ago? last night I didn’t dream at all, I just. I dreamt I was at some sort of university (a very very old one). I walked through the library and found an old and strange piano. It had two tiers, like an organ, and the keys were in a different order than the typical structure. Each key was labeled, and there was an H note. I couldn’t play it very well, but I wanted to learn so badly. It sounded heavenly. As I was sitting there, trying to work it out, the camera in my head lifted high to the ceiling (so I was watching myself play) and descended upon a man in a powdered wig with a pen and a piece of paper. He was writing furiously. Suddenly, he and I and a few other young people I didn’t know were walking across the greenest grass ever and up a hill. The university sprawled out in front of us. This man, who I believe was some incredibly revered composer from another time, like Beethoven or Mozart, was auditioning us for a show he was putting together. The first girl was a ballet dancer. She was dressed in street clothes but when she danced, she was like a gazelle. This man took me away from the crowd and brought me to a children’s cafeteria. All the chairs were very small and it was terribly noisy. there, in front of me, was a child sized piano. He told me to play. I sat down on one of the little chairs and then I woke up. What a nice dream.
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol spoke with the Times of London, where she talked about learning to accept her “quirky” label. “I tried my whole early life not to be quirky,” she told Tim Cooper. “I really tried hard and I just failed. And in the end, I just thought, fu** it. One day, I met Tom Jones at a Grammy party and I asked him if he ever got nervous, and he said, ‘Of course I do, but whenever I get nervous, I just say ‘Fu** it’. So that’s become my motto!”
The story at timesonline.co.uk has since been removed.