“I approach my shows like an athlete. [When songwriting] The concepts can come from anywhere. Even the silliest little thing that you
hear on the radio, it comes from something deeper. My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.1.13~
Relevant & talented creative energy for youth on show.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.10.12~
A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody. While you all standin' on the wall. Come here, let me work for you--Beyonce ebonics, Houston songwriting. I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that they may run who read it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry. The just shall . . . --Habakkuk's ancient poetry.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.8.12~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~
Let’s go Atlanta. Thanks for your comments. Here’s some Lose My Breath D-Child hotness, live in concert in the cross-cultural city of the USA.
[Work it. Shop it big. Like a Luther King on a Washington civil mall].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.12~
I like hunting, fishing, old school tap dancing (Brat Pack, Sammy Davis Jr. stylez), the concept of holidaying in Samoa to support the Samoan Islands economy (especially for Samoan children getting educated better). In Samoa, I’d listen to Destiny’s Child‘s Soldier song on iPod & of course I’d be found drinking Ice Cold Agave Papaya Feijoa Martinis on the Island beaches near Sava’ii. And… after watching Sione’s Wedding 1 and anything in black velvet filmed by Sima Urale‘s camera-bolo eye – I’d also think while basking in the sun under Samoa skies that who doesn’t love Hana Tamaki‘s spirit of visionary achievement for real New Zealand communities and her vivacious blonde yet au naturale Maori boobiez?!
Hana is New Zealand’s very own living Maori Golden Globes Award show of goodness and light…. just every day!
Even Stevie Wonder would love everything about Hannah Tamaki & her whanau & tribe. They’re very Martin Luther King Jr with what they achieve every moment of the day in commmunties where most needed. I guess full appreciation will come years down the track for Hana and family… when Diamond Tamaki stops showing off with her kohanga reo learned, kite-making skills and grows up to either be an Oscar winning movie producer or the Prime Minister of Oceania or something tino Tainui flash like that! All things are possible!
[Google Art's - Kiwi-Maori Polynesia pop art commentary in this moment of Triple-Star Island Aotearoa living].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.1.12~
I said, “I’ll be your Hollywood Clerk Kent, aye? If you’ll be my Maori Marilyn.
She said, “Love it. Let’s take the photo.”
Hannah Tamaki is currently under a media ban.
Why? No one knows. I heard her speak. I like her a lot. A very gracious lady. If you’ve had the chance to hear Hana speak, you will be left saying… give this lady whatever her heart desires, because she has a good heart.
Here’s that photo of when we met recently after 21 years of first meeting.
She’s a platinum Maori gem – Wahine Toa. Hannah Tamaki keeps getting betting with time.
My favorite quote of hers was this. “Look, I don’t have time to worry about people who mock me. When you’re the tip of the arrow, you’re so busy focused flying ahead, you haven’t got time to turn around and see what your critics are up to behind your back.”
Nicely put. This woman is a beauty. Love her more.
Here’s Hannah Tamaki’s D-Chld tribute today from New Zealand. Peace!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.7.11~
Te Mata Tini o te Ra, Video footage off the coast of Gisborne, Te Tai Rawhiti a Aotearoa/ New Zealand can be viewed here.
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries. Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard 'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin' in my own back yard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that's rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
~The words of poet Laureate, Toni Morrison, from a Kiwi brother for Rodney Hide and friends, posted in the literary traditions of Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera and Hone Tuwhare from Amerika today. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.18.11~
Be a reservoir via Hollywood of life for kids. To put it bluntly, 2 million kids die each year because clean drinking water is what 1/6th of the world still need.
Let’s flow. Thanks people.
[This photograph: Ethiopia]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
This just in via text: “d-child’s solider (t.i atlanta) 4 K2 maori co. Please.”
“Nga tane toa o Te Roopu a K2 Company – Arohanui tatou no Te Taone Nui o Nga Anahera. Ka kite tatou. Ka Tu Te Whare Ka Ora. Kia kaha roa mo ake.”
[Destiny Child's Hollywood Star, the Maori version from Hollywood today for K2 Maori Company and friends and family].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.16.10~
This just in via two emails from my sister in New Zealand, Sharon (The ‘Mother Teresa’ Rose of Maoridom):
“Kia ora scrumtious muffins, It’s very sad when someone beautiful leaves this world….you realise how precious and necessary they were to your life, the life of others, the fabulousness of the world…..every life has a testimony…we often don’t see this until after people have left us…watch, wait and see what Aunty Elvira’s legacy will be…what life and beauty did she leave behind.”
And…Maoris and Kiwis in Israel News: “Caught up with Mum last night. She is flying on Korean airlines to Israel at 9:10am. She was extremely excited. This trip to the holy land is most definitley one of her dreams that I remember as a child. I remember when Louis Henry Davis [her hubby] went to Israel and he talked to me about being in the garden of Gethsemene (where he picked me leaves from the olive tree and snuck them to NZ… my family are a little bit rebel!) and being on a boat on the sea of Galillee when the wind picked up, visiting the home of Simon the tanner, standing in the tomb where they think Jesus was laid, doing karakia [Maori prayers] at the wailing wall in Jerusalem and being baptised in the river Jordan….and the meaningfulness of those stories…..Mum is just gonna love it…remember to pray for her safety and well being.”
Okay then! This blog post is my ‘prayer.’ Love you mom. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.16.2010. My sister Sharon is now reading the first three chapters of this novel.It is set in the Rose of Sharon Municipal Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Go sweetheart! xox~
Answer: Go here to see, And… of, course! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 7.10.2010~
~Charlies Angels Remixed: We are who we are today because people chose to become our angels, both seen and unseen, and dared to act for us and touch our lives. At the very least, their grace shared is sufficient to allow us to do the same for others. Thanks Aunt Elvira and R Ellis~
Angelina Jolie shares love inside the <3′s of the beautiful people of Ecuador for World’s Refugee Day, which occurs US Father’s Day on Sunday this year.
Here in Hollywood, here’s how you stacked your top ten entertainment and celebrity news items of interest.
2. About Horiwood–>Willow Smith is the ‘ideal’ American child. Sweet!
5. Humor: Two Covers with Christian Bale
Bonus Posts: 11. Robert Pattinson is inspiring by Twilight
[Photo for REFUGEE DAY: Ellis Nahas of the Sierra Leone team douses himself with cold water during halftime of their match with Myanmar. Sierra Leone won 4-2, and advanced to the next round of the Refugee Day tournament on the hot day at Granite High. -As part of World Refugee Day, when Utah is celebrating its diversity, there will be a soccer tournament at Granite High School. Saturday, 6/21/08. Salt Lake Tribune file photo / Scott Sommerdorf]
Mood: fire. Music: Destiny’s Child, Charlies Angels Theme Live in Rotterdam. Hoop stars rock!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.17.2010~
Kelly Rowland of Destinys Child is dropping the Extended Dance Mix of her 1st single Commander. iTunes May 18 is the drop date. David Guetta debuted the new mix at a club in Frankfurt, Germany, last night.
And with a message via the singles artwork, to button down the hatches and just dance, Kelly Rowland is looking very Donner Summer industrial fashion haute.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.6.2010~
Beyonce‘s little sis, Solange Knowles once fessed up on twitter, that her father used to drop these girls down off at the track with a pair of high heeled shoes each and get them to run around and do laps like good girls.
It seems that Matthew Knowles vision of greatness for his daughters has paid off, with Beyonce being named the #1 top selling artist of the decade.
Reports The Daily Beast: “The ultimate diva (and proud of it), Beyoncé has emerged victorious once again as the top selling artist of the decade, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). (more…)
Kiano koe i hanga e ahau i roto i te kopu, kua mohio ahau ki a koe, a kiano koe i puta mai i te puku, kua whakatapua koe e ahau; kua whakaritea koe e ahau hei poropiti ki nga iwi.
Hollywood Maori Art: tahi. rua. toru:
xxx Sam aka Horiwood
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.31.2010. Maori Generated Media in Hollywood … because Yes We Can!~
Show Haiti your teeth of Love today. Here’s ten hot celebrity links on Horiwood.Com, where we can do just that. Thanks Team. You Are Haiti in this moment. Be her rose of hope. Love you all.
This post sponsored by Horiwood.Com and the young romance novel, Courage To Love by Californian author Robert Ellis, The Salvador Dali Estate of Spain (cover artwork image owner of the Ellis’ novel), The Robert Ellis Family Trust, the Hill whanau of Ngati Whaatua and Nga Puhi Maori Tribes and The Cruickshank Family Missions Projects Worldwide, Te Ora Hou Youth Organization and CRF Charitable Trust of New Zealand and the Cherry Joy Charitable Trust for the people of Haiti who have touched our hearts. Music: Wendell‘s song, 16, Port-au-Prince.
~Maori Generated Media of New Zealand for Haiti Emergency Relief – Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.16.2010. Ae Tatou. Yes We Can!!! ~
Calling on Beyonce fans to make a difference in Haiti today.
$5 each… Let’s do it Team Beyonce and Team Destiny’s Child fans worldwide ! :)
Make a difference. Let’s go Spain. Let’s go Latino and Latina worldwide. Haiti needs our Love today. Thank you.
A man carrying an injured child outside the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince (AP Photo/Montreal La Presse, Ivanoh Demers)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.14.2010~
Beyonce grew up in Destiny‘s Child, the biggest selling all girl group on the planet. But long before Beyonce ‘borrowed’ from The World of Suzie Wong: The Movie fashion styling to tour the world, there were All American Girl Bands who worked hard without as much recognition and who paved the way.
The Go-Go‘s are an all girl band that define the Californian story and lifestyle. Four girls came from four different states across the USA, to Los Angeles to enjoy the surf n sun.
They ended up colliding into one another in the fast-paced LA life and forming a band. The rest is history.
The Go-Go’s are tres amazing. I saw them in concert at The House of Blues on West Hollywood’s infamously fun, Sunset Strip. Enjoy, their music in the form of this clip from The Johnny Carson Show and vintage Suzie Wong movie promotional artwork, today.
America endearing China and China endearing America, is the way of the future and a golden romance of political ties and alliances, with India. The Kung Fu Kid executive produced by Will Smith starring Will’s son, Jayden Smith and Chinese geat, Jackie Chan is Hollywood’s next big effort to produce and generate a Chinese-friendly film. Securing the music rights of Michael Jackson‘s music and incorporating it into the journey of the young hero’s story for this film; will be pivotal to breaking into China.
Yes We Can… Let’s go America!!!
The Go-Go’s lyrics of one of their most famous songs, Our Lips follows. Great fun girls: