Friday, April 4, 2008

Larry King Is One of My Top Ten Favorite Shows

John French <> wrote:
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 18:47:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: John French <>
Subject: Larry King Is One of My Top Ten Favorite Shows

I'll soon be coming-up w/ my top ten favorite TV shows from the past few decades = and Larry King Live makes the list...
Best of Organic Roses,
Giovanni French

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"What a Long Strange Trip It's Been" ...

13 to 14 years old =
The summer Gianni French turned 14 yrs old
in 1984.
Yes, I was only 13 to 14 yrs old here.
No shit.
For verification, find a Quigley Catholic High School year book
where it would have me as a freshmen (which I entered the freshmen class in Sept '84)
I can think of at least one everyday media personality who has one.
Oh, hair by Luigui Ceaser Curuso when his salon was in one of the old Mellon Banks in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gianni French September 2, 1975 1st Day of Kindergarten

Outside My Parent's Home In the Drive

...Gianni French just sitting around the family dining room table after dinner

with my older brother & four older sisters. I was probably like 8 here so like '78

Little Gianni French out of the country at age two in 1972

Gianni French somewhere on my parent's property and probably around kindergarten

w/ my plaid pants, Mt. Gallitzin Academy sweat shirt and Pittsburgh Pirate baseball cap

In my parent's courtyard probably summer in between first and second grade so like summer 1976

Summertime w/ my first grade friend, Katie, the summer inbetween first & second grade


W/ the First Dog I Ever Knew and Loved...

Our Family Dog Named, April

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Best of Spring Roses on a Misty Mountain Day,
Giovanni French

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rockstar Friend, Gary Louris, and Me in Pittsburgh, PA

Legendary Alternative Country Rock/Pop Star, Gary Louris
& me
(i'm sporting my brand new Greg Gutfeld haircut
= the first time i've been totally clean shaven & had short hair in a long time)
A hand signed autographed copy of Gary's
Produced by Chris Robinson
Recorded at Sage & Sound, L.A.

Gary onstage w/ his new bandmates Vetiver :

Vetiver is a mighty fine band - And, resident cellist, Alissa Anderson, is not only a splendid musician but also human be-ing...

Gary Louris (w/ Vetiver) at Mr. Small's Theatre 3/29/08

The first time I met Gary was at the old Graffiti venue when he was w/ Golden Smog and on tour to support the release of Down by the Old Mainstream in 1996. And, then I met Gary again in 1997 or 1998 at Rosebud during his twenty year stint w/ the Jayhawks for the Sound of Lies

I also was at Rosebud in 2003 & 2004 in support of the Jayhawk's Rainy Day Music produced by Rick Rubin ...

Gary is has an aura surrounding him that spins like the sordid fables in twilight in one of his songs or from his actual life as a rocker who's always doin' it.

As he mentioned from the stage of Mr. Small's, "I'm just a guy who writes these songs. Well... I guess then to make my living I have to go out and play them."

The nonchalant rocker attitude and persona that Gary exudes is why I dig him and am happy every time he releases a new album (in whatever band/project) and comes around.

Not only can Gary beautifully play acoustic six-string guitar and the harmonica but he can also tear-up one of his favorite six-strings in his bug collection like it's nobody's business but his.

As for Gary's voice = he has a very, certain, unique voice. He can hit notes that warrant the tightest denim jean jokes as demonstrated in the popular Jayhawks song "Blue" off of Tomorrow the Green Grass

Songs at Mr. Smalls included easy new found favorites off of Vagabonds such as, True Blue; To Die a Happy Man; She Only Calls Me on Sundays, I Wanna Get High; Vagabonds (and honestly I think he played everything off of it).

From Tomorrow the Green Grass he played: Blue; I'd Run Away; See Him on the Street; Pray for Me

From Hollywood Town Hall: Waiting for the Sun

From Rainy Day Music: Stumbling Through the Dark; You Look So Young; Tailspin; One Man's Problem; Angelyne

From Smile: Better Days

And off the Sound of Lies of course he played "the Pittsburgh song" even though he said that he hadn't rehearsed it in a while and didn't expect to play it but, like a champ and in the mood, to the delight of the crowd he broke out Haywire by himself on his six-string acoustic electric guitar - And from the Sound of Lies he also played the title track Sound of Lies

From Golden Smog he played Listen Joe off of Another Fine Day and closed with the Weird Tales tune Until You Came Along

Wow, I don't plug to0 many people like this but as you can see I was inspired by Gary Louris - In fact so much so that I closed down a bar by Small's and jammed on bass w/ San Diego Chris on drums until the Sun came-up and made another fine day ...

Best of the Roses, John French

P.S. Gary and I even talked about "everyday media" and he mentioned who he thinks has the "hot" on-air personalities on its station's broadcasts

Monday, March 31, 2008

The "Hot List" for The New Everyday Media (1st Quarter 2008) = A+++

Jane Skinner
Jane SkinnerMegyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly

Julie Chen
Julie Chen

Julie Chen
Julie Chen
Julie Chen
Karin Chetry

Karin Chetry

Jamie Colby
Jamie Colby

Lis Whiel
Lis Whiel
(the House of Yes)

Kirsten Powers
Kirsten Powers Kirsten Powers

Suzanne Malveaux
Suzanne Malveaux

Erica Hill

Sonni Abatta

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Greg Kelly: "OK, John French, Paris Hilton?!"

Anderson: "What's next, John French, Ashley Alexandra Dupré

or Britney w/ out underwear?"

Brian Kilmeade (right): "In the defense of my good friend, John French,

we all have to admit that Paris Hilton qualifies as a Hottie w/ in

The New Everyday Media. I mean, we all talk about her enough and show

pics and clips of her. Don't we? And, she looks hot. And like it or not

she is media savvy."

Anderson: "OK, good point - Let's proceed here."

Greg Kelly: "What a trip."

Paris: "Hi, John French! Thanks."

Paris Hilton

I like this shot allot on many levels = Visually and how I translate it.

I think it speaks volumes.

Paris Hilton Guitar Hero

Best of the Roses,
John French