Posts Written On February 24, 2011

What Up With Joaquin?

While home sicky-icky, I stumbled across this flick on Joaquin Phoenix called “I’m Still Here” and couldn’t help but hold the channel… shot in documentary-style, the camera follows Joaquin (pronounced WAH-keen) and his battle with drugs after his announcement to leave acting and focus on a RAP career.

Catch the official trailer…
I won’t spoil the film, but I will tell you that I couldn’t resist doing more research and (while it was totally worth watching) theres more to this story… First, I was literally in tears watching, as Joaquin Phoenix is an actor that I literally grew up with; my Mum and her friends were a huge fan of himself as well as his brother, River Phoenix, who’s tragic overdose was tossed across the media in the early ’90s. Truth is… the film is a mok-u-mentary that Phoenix and directing partner Casey Affleck created to explore famosity, the relationship of the media and the consumer by literally exposing the celebrity. This was done, under the awareness of very few people, to make it all the more real… and impactful!

Music EH! – Tuzzy “Skeletons”

I love listening to up and coming Canadian music artists. Music is my passion and I could just sit around all day listening to it. Yes I’m the girl with 5000+ songs on my Ipod, so when I got an email from this artist I was inclined to listen to it. Tuzzy an aspiring R & B artist from Toronto sent me over his new video for his new hit “Skeletons” and I really have to say, I LOVE IT!!!!

More Information about Tuzzy:

Tuzzy’s imagination and artistic background has enabled him to continually create unique and intimate songs.  Tuzzy produces, writes, sings and raps all of his own material from scratch. Thriving to be known in the industry, Tuzzy has been dedicated to performing at venues such as Phoenix Concert Theatre, Suba Lounge, Stella Borealis, Passion Lounge, The Rock Pile, Le Jardin and The Opera House.  His fan base continues to grow daily, having over 60,000 plays on Myspace and Youtube.  His music intrigued world renowned DJ, Michael Mayhem, who is now Tuzzy’s official touring DJ.

Visit him on Myspace and Youtube.

xo Tanya