Via email: “Well Bird [Bird Runngwater] and 2 other Indians and Cliffy [Cliff Curtis] and Taika [Taika Cohen] came back for Merata’s [Merata Mita's] funeral. She had a stroke.
Long weekend here I’m up at Pakiri on my own enjoying the peace and quiet although stormy outside.”
[And as The Maori Queen of Cuisine, Merata and their husbands (Fred and Geoff) grew up enjoying the music of Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones--M used to joke that really she was Jerry Hall --I should perhaps play a little Mick Jagger at this moment, especially for Kepa Murphy and Trinity Brooke and Twinkle Toes--Taylor Thomas Thorp and Oscar Frederick Brooke, because that's how 'we' roll. However, I will reflect the Kiwi-American gentility of decorum instead--our best look--and go with Frank and Nat King Cole's daughter's ditty instead. Mr Jagger is photographed at the Weideman Gallery in West Hollywood, June 2010 for Merata]
nb: Mrs Kai Ora, Queen of Parnell, TV Star of Ngati Awa was Merata’s undisputed favorite chef in the World, because of her healthy life-giving cuisine made of Aroha/ Aloha. She’s the best in the Southern Hemisphere. M and Anne were soul sistas of sorts, Merata always wanted Anne to be her film editor–at one point–but Anne was too busy feeding everyone. Today, reflected in their art, that they, their husbands and families produced from their households and hearts– they teach us/ their audiences/ how to wear our hats. Thank you.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.5.2010~
BONUS POST: BLACK SUMMERS NIGHT BY MAXWELL IS SOOOOO GOOD!
Michael Jackson was remembered today in Los Angeles. Paris Jackson became a new star on the world’s entertainment stage in her heartwarming words for her daddy, in one of America’s famous families of entertainment.
Here’s how you picked your news choices today on Horiwood.Com. Enjoy!
After reading Deepak Chopra’s claim that he was Michael Jackson’s ‘friend’ when clearly he was not in his tribute on The Huffington Post, Friday; it made me feel sad for Jackson that he was surrounded by frenemies such as Chopra.
Lisa Marie Presley’s latest MySpace blog entry and past interviews reveal facts about her ex-husband’s Michael Jackson’s difficult life in the fame game, with the kinds of draining people that gravitated towards Jackson, her once husband.
Presley says, that Michael Jackson was always surrounded by vampires wanting a peice of him. His greatest fear was that he would die, like her father Elvis did.
People Magazine has this report:
Michael Jackson would think about – and discuss – his death sometimes, his ex Lisa Marie Presley writes in a candid new entry on her MySpace blog.
“Years ago Michael and I were having a deep conversation about life in general,” Presley, 41, writes. “He stared at me very intensely and he stated with an almost calm certainty, ‘I am afraid that I am going to end up like [Elvis Presley], the way he did.’ I promptly tried to deter him from the idea, at which point he just shrugged his shoulders and nodded almost matter of fact as if to let me know, he knew what he knew and that was kind of that.”
Presley, who vehemently denies claims that their marriage was “a sham,” describes their marriage as “unusual.” “I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much,” she writes of their 20 month union. (The two wed in the Dominican Republic in May 1994 and divorced in Jan. 1996.)
But Presley now writes that (more…)
BANGKOK — The death of Michael Jackson was too late for the morning newspapers in Asia, but TV, radio and electronic media were quick to fill the gap.
Intensity of coverage varied considerably across the region, reflecting the differing penetration of English-language music as well as Jackson’s past tours, performances and lurid private life.
Japanese media gave massive coverage to the death of “Michael-san,” with special editions (more…)