Stevie Nicks

KICKS --- Every so often a new artist comes along that so dazzles, you just know a new star is beginning to burn. Such is the case with New York's Dayme, whose originality is just so welcomed and needed these days. With a tool box featuring references from Stevie Nicks, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, and Chrissie Hynde, her originality is simply sensational; referencing a time when artists actually wrote their own material and created an originality on stage. Her debut album Fusion Sundae (Imperfect Records) is set for release in early-July. She's worked with Jay Z and has Jett-manager/producer Kenny Laguna as a supporter. Says Laguna, “When I first met Dayme, I was struck by her great beauty and charisma. As I got to know her, I was impressed with her talent. But, the qualities I feel will take her all the way is her work ethic, her tenacity, and her persistence. She is a winner.” Says the artist herself about her goals and dreams, she said, “Stay true to who you are.” You can catch her next live on Friday, June 17 at Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C) and July 2 at Tammany Hall (152 Orchard Street).Go see her and I believe you'll see the next definitive and significant artist in rock 'n roll.


Blair Underwood

ANOTHER EVENT? --- As I've noted here in these very pages; even though I continued to watch NBC's The Event right up to its rather riveting finale two weeks back; I got the feeling I was one of the last ones to do so. When the show debuted last September it was touted as the Peacock's great-hope. A stellar cast (Jason Ritter; Hal Holbrook; Blair Underwood); a terrific pedigree of writers and producers … everything seemed perfect. But, with a terrifically slow start of episodes, awful reviews, the show soon disappeared from view, then had a multi-month hiatus and finally returned this February … with a surprising strong slew of shows. Many thought that it was over and done with and called the show damaged goods. The whole escapade reminded me of the history of the show Fast Forward (on ABC), which last year was championed as the next big thing. Me, I thought it was very artfully done … but, after another one of those awful hiatus periods, the show returned stronger than ever … but, was canceled anyway. The Event's finale was surprisingly strong; with the alien planet finally appearing in the sky and The President's wife whispering, when asked by her young song what it was: saying it was home! Wow .. what a moment! But, then NBC canceled it … but, yesterday came news that NBC's cable net sister station Syfy may try to resurrect it. These cable-nets stations have come to be seen within the TV industry as a great second-chance. NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent moved to USA several years back and continued to stay strong; so strong that NBC now shows the episode several weeks later on their own station. As far as The Event goes the jury is still out. Reading many of the posts on the possible rise-from-the-dead scenario, it's clear the show had many ardent supporters. But, would the net be able to afford the obvious-high costs for the cast? Let's face it; you get what you pay for. Me? I'd love to see it, but I'm definitely a comic-con, sci-fi type of guy. What do you think?



COLDPLAY BACK --- I don't know about you, but the title of the new song from Coldplay just slays me: "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." I haven't yet heard it, but, I will have by Monday, but, what a title! Love those guys. The last great band for sure.


BEU IF YOU WILL --- We attended a listening party last evening for the Beu Sisters ( at karaoke-palace Planet Rose on Avenue A, for their upcoming CD Beu Tiful-Volume 1, on Beach Breakz Records. The three sisters are just terrific; weaving a very-much spiritual thread into their rhythmic music. Their single “Definition of a Lady” is simply terrific and their performance last night immediately captivated us. They've toured with Kelly Clarkson and debuted last night a video for the track which was delightful. Seen in the crowd were Chuck Taylor; Keith Girard from The Improper; PR-pasha David Salidor; Planet Rose owner Missy, manager Morgan Stone, and their press-rep Elizabeth Neff. Delightful!


Anthony Weiner

JUNK DEFENSE --- Now, I never really cared for Anthony Weiner. I've found him consistently flat, just plain rude, and a screamer to boot. To me, this whole Weiner Gate episode is comically-inspired. And, with his response being: My account was hacked .. it could be … I don't know? Who is he kidding? Karma my friend … is a bitch! As we noted a few columns back, re WPLJ's Todd Pettengill: More duty … less booty!


Sheryl Crow

CROWING FROM MEMPHIS --- Our friends at Eagle Rock continue to impress with the release this week of the DVD Miles from Memphis: Live At the Pantages Theatre by Sheryl Crow. 18 songs shot in Hi-Def and surround sound, its an exceptionally tasty treat. We've always loved Crow and as she showed on her most recent album, 100 Miles From Memphis, she's reformatted her songs somewhat, with a funky-Memphis beat and some inspiration from Motown. Her take here on Marvin Gaye's “Got To Give It Up” is simply sensational. We also loved her updating of her hits “A Change Would Do You Good” and “Strong Enough.” Crow, who is currently dating her guitarist (and, producer) Doyle Bramhall II, has been on the music scene for a while, but here completely shines. She's sensational.


JUST ASKING --- What well-known NY-publicist has temporarily been benched while his clients go on a major national reunion tour? According to the benched flack: "I've received almost 50+ press requests, that I've had to pass onto to the new team. I wonder if they'll get done?" We wish her the best! Again, karma's a bitch!

Photos By: RD/Kabik/Leon/Orchon/Retna