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You don’t have to be perfect. Just always sing your songs. Step inside the sun–Robbie Williams

Gotta have some Robbie Williams going on in the American mix.

Here’s a Commonwealth anthem most of us know. It’s a wonder that Robbie never made it big in the USA. His music is very American friendly. I reckon anway!

Here’s to bringing back the sound of the guitar. Enjoy. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.22.11~

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Posted by horiwood on March 23, 2011 in UK, Robbie Williams, Commonwealth



Robbie Williams has been 20 years in the music industry wowing us with top hits performed live or in movie theater concerts that are sold out around the world. Robbie hasn’t had a number 1 hit yet in the USA, yet we still love him. Here’s Robbie singing Rock DJ for the lads of rugby football down under as the world watches Egypt and Rugby Football Super Sevens, happening in New Zealand right now.

Our top ten voted worldwide by you in Hollywood today, looks like this. Thanks people. Keep smiling.

1. Yul Brynner Blogging, Maori New Orleans Jazz & Dale- West Hollywood Today – 2.2.11

2. One pic Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson

3. Niecy Nash‘s magazine pout is hard to beat

4. Silver body paint – Kim Kardashian & the Art of American reality TV

5. Peace has hands - Orthodox Rabbis on our work in the World

6. Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

7. Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubrey‘s custody battle

8. Pot vs text books?- Teen Mom Jenelle Evans big decisions in down time

9. Model Citizen – billionaire Christopher Chandler

10. Hone Key, Liz Hurley, Bo Derek News & Celebrity News – 2.1.11

[Ramses II ink pic via College football fan Jey Lawrence of USA - Horiwood.Com archives. Rugby football gladiator Luke McAllister's Maori ta moko ink courtesy of Horiwood Archives too.]

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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~

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Posted by horiwood on December 26, 2010 in Dakota Fanning, Dame Judi Dench, Dan Choi, Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Danica Patrick, Daniel, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Danielle Deleasa, Danny Gokey, Darfur, Dave Dobbyn, David Arquette, David Banda, David Beckham, David Carradine, David Cook, David Foster, David Geffen, David Guetta, David Hasselhoff, David Letterman, David Spade, Dean McDermott, Death, Debbie Harwood, Debbie Rowe, deepika padukone, Demi Lovato, Demi Moore, Democracy, Denim, Denmark, Denni Parkinson, Dennis Hopper, Denzel Washington, Desirae Rogers, DESTINY'S CHILD, Diana Ross, Dina Lohan, Directors, Dita Von Tesse, Diversity, Divorce, DJ AM, Documentary, Dolly Parton, Dolphins, Domestic Violence, Dominic Monaghan, Don Draper, Don Johnson, Donald Trump, Donatella Versace, Doug Pitt, Doug Reinhardt, Doug Reinhart, Doutzen Kroes, Downtown LA, Drake, Drew Barrymore, drugs, Dubai, DUI, Dustin Lance Black, Dusty Springfield, Dwayne Johnson, Dwight Howard, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Hunter, Rachel Ray, Rachel Scott, Rachel Weisz, Rachelle Lefevre, racism, Rafael Nadal, Rahm Immanuel, Rain Hannah, Ralph Hotere, Reality TV Stars, Rebecca Romijin, Recovery, Red Carpet Film Premieres, Redmond O'Neal, Reese Witherspoon, Refugees, Reggie Bush, Regina Lasko, Reina Whaitiri, Rekindled Love, Remember When, Rena Owen, Renee Haines, Richard Branson, Richie Rich, Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Ringo Starr, Rise Up, Rita Hayworth, Robbie Williams, Robert Buckley, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Ellis, Robert Gibbs, Robert Pattinson, Robert Schenkkan, Robert Sullivan, Robin, Robin Antin, Robin Soderling, Robin Thicke, rocco ritchie, Rock, Rock Stars, Roger Federer, Rolling Stone, Roman Polanski, Romance, Romania, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt Hotel, Rove, Roy Orbison, Royalties, Rudolph Valentino, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Rumer Willis, Rumors, Rush Limbaugh, Russell Brand, Russell Simmons, Russia, Rwanda, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Kwanten, Ryan O'Neal, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest, Rye Rye, Water, Young Hollywood, Young Royals



Here’s a bit of rock purpleness for ya, from the Hollywood Hood. Jimi Hendrix. Hollywood star, Walk of Fame.

This version of Hendrix star is featured with Maori taonga jewelry, in steel. Denoting, new discovery and wrestling with new frontiers, to create freer, more easier to breathe inhabitable cultural space for music and the performing arts, for all.

Just like Hendrix on his guitar once did to takes his generation into a new America and his own people, into a new cultural place.

He was a noisy b*stard wasn’t he?

Up ya’ll. Let’s get louder. For the good sweet things of Life.

[Music: Star Spangled Banner - Woodstock 1969. Especially for Gisborne-raised, Kiwi white folk, today, who always loved Jimi Hendrix on guitar. And for Tamaki Makaurau, the region of the Ngati Whaatua Maori Tribe, my mom's, that doubles also as being Auckland - The Super City - Southernmost host city of the best rock acts in The World. Kia Kaha & Louder. I can't hear you. :) Up!]

This post also for Samuel de Vetter, the dude who used to play Jimi Hendrix styled guitar in church and theater, musicals, plays Cherry Joy wrote (namely You Are The One), including the New Zealand national anthem like Hendrix would have, while us crazy CRF ‘cool kids of the world,’ were ‘growing up’ being all creative and anointed with our creative talents and stuff).

Artwork: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimmy Hendrix Anthology. Click on album cover to buy it, in original vinyl. Or go to iTunes, to purchase for any girls and guys you have in your household, who are learning and playing guitar. A must have for a next generation of guitar kids.

Image: Wainui Beach, Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand for Robbie “Pere Bell” Barker, Mary Teachin and collective of friends. ICU. xox. Click on beach image, to discover the beauty of nature, with 10 NZ beaches to vacation at, when you go to NZ for rock concerts, in Auckland The Super City. My favorites there: seeing, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrisette, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Destiny’s Child (Kelly Rowlands, Beyonce, Michelle Williams), Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Annie Crummer and Debbie Harwood of When the Cats Aways, Sharon O’Neill, Moana & The Tribe, Crowded House (The Finn Brothers – and ), Dave Dobbyn & Che Fu, Bic Runga, Boh Runga of Stellar*, and Bob Dylan (to name a few). Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones were a treat live to see too. All these people are so talented as witnessed as a concert goer, live in Auckland City – demonstrating in their concerts, what stars are. All young people (and kidults too, long live us all), need to see music stars live, as you’re somehow, never the same again, when you do. You leave inspired.

Once spoiled, going to these concerts in Auckland with nurse Trinity that Lady Patricia Thorp of Auckland City Council, ensured that we must see live along with her family and friends.

[a rainbow comes down from above at Wainui Beach - show biz naturally]

A live concert in Auckland City is the best. Plan it. Do it. Enjoy it. Sing it. Swim it. Fun.

And here in L.A, there are many concerts I’ve been to (lucky, again somehow); featured – favorites being Pink, Britney Spears, Tracey Chapman, Aimee Mann, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson and (what’s her name? that new girl, whose still learning how to share press and mentor younger stars – with her camera time, by introducing and collaborating with teenaged singer/songwriters. Not just perform with more famous people than herself? I joke. She’s in top demand. But what’s that one’s name, again? Oh, Lady Gaga). Growing music sales, is also about new talent development of willing collaborators with a current profile, co-writers and live performers. Always. Kids need all the help they can get today. Tough times. But with collaboration, they burst through. Come on collaborating artists, to work and share, with the young!

Two of my favs too to see live, are Kylie Minogue at The Hollywood Bowl (epic to see an Austalian shine at The Bowl, wow!), and Kelly Clarkson at the Orange County Fair. So cool live! Also was fortunate enough to get to see California Gurl and New Zealand favorite, Katy Perry in concert too. She’s a darn fine, acoustic soloist! Breathtaking when she’s solo on guitar. The light of a solo spotlight and a mic is all that’s needed, to go “wow.”

Here’s Boh Runga with Stellar singing Star. Also being showcased, with Mr Jimi Hendrix today is The Patea Maori Club - who, when I was a kid, (jokes on the ‘when’) at 11, they swung their traditional Maori pois across their bodies as a ‘unified body collective of drums’ changing charts history, and were rock stars too on our music charts – a very first for Maori in the early 80s to stay at #1 as long as they did, with their smash hit classic, Poi E. Auckland – The Super City is Changing. Getter better, bigger, kindly more colorful, and more rocktastic. Let’s  rock it louder, people!!! In, LA – The Staples Center is live concerts venue central, but the Hollywood Bowl pops too outdoors under the stars? (can we see those in L.A most nights, on the flats? maybe on a good night) for jazz, classical strings and orchestral events as well as dance electronica djs concerts – only the best in the world.

Mauri Ora (Life to You) New Zealand, America and allied nations

music entertainers, in all star arrays of diverse forms of good music.

Happy sharing and traveling with good music artists to make US stronger.

And let’s “think green” and have ‘music tie in’ for the environment.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.7.10~


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Robbie Williams, British entertainer (he’s more than a singer) extraordinaire, the male equivalent of Beyonce or Lady Gaga–celebrates 20 years in the music industry by thanking his fans for their loyal support.

Robbie is a big fan of the people of New Zealand and the South Pacific; and he once dated Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter. The UK’s man of unofficial national anthems sports a Maori ta moko (body artistry… not to be confused with the word tattoo); from the indigenous Maori people (nick: horis) of New Zealand.

Congrats Robbie Williams. Mauri ora brother. Well done.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.22.2010~

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Posted by horiwood on February 22, 2010 in Maori, Music Industry News, Robbie Williams, UK


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As reported, UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, asked Simon Cowell, to produce a charity music track for Haiti. Cowell chose REM‘s Everybody Hurts for the track.

Mariah CareyLeona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart are on the track. Robbie Williams sounds amazing on it.

The song could have done with some Andrae Crouch vocal direction for the song’s finale. Andrae is the singer, who co-created  the vocal arrangements of Man In the Mirror for Michael Jackson. Everybody Hurts lacks the big finale and uplfit, utilizing all of the voices involved that Crouch could have given the song, but I still like it and it is for a good cause. A nice effort from Cowell and friends. 

Here’s the cover artwork and the music. The song can be pre-ordered here.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.2.2010~


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Padma Lakshmi‘s baby daddy could be Adam Dell, bro of billionaire Mikey Dell

Britney Spears is on a getaway with Jason Trawicke. Yellow! –Popsugar 

Twinkle toes by Kim KardashianDrunken Stepfather 

Black Eyed ’borrowing.’ Are Music’s biggest stars bloggers too? –Cityrag 

Rihanna is a living canvas–ICYDK 

Jimmy Kimmel tries to stand in Jay Leno‘s Oprah glow–I’m Not Obsessed  

Re-cycling Scary Spice by Mel BHollywood Tuna 

Kendra Wilkinson is getting the sitter for Super Bowl… of course!–People

John Travolta gives wife Kelly Preston some Haiti-Love press duties–OK!

Heidi Montag is everyone’s favorite pinata about her surgeries–Life & Style

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino scores as a Grammy’s commentator–AH

The Rock: just one of many footballers turned Hollywood–TV Guide

Robbie Williams is on track for Haiti–

Alicia Keys is secretly engaged to Swizz BeatzDaily Mail

Under fire, Tony Blair talks 9-11 blah blah about Iraq Inquiry–New York Times

Ke$ha and Taylor Swift will be at Clive DavisGrammy’s party–Page Six

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.29.2010~

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Posted by horiwood on January 29, 2010 in Padma Lakshmi, Robbie Williams


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The European Music Awards wanted Robbie Williams to perform a 4 minute set. They couldn’t ‘accommodate Robbie’s set requirements,’ so he bailed.

Now he is being branded a diva. 

My thoughts are: if you want a great artist to paint, provide them with a descent enough canvas and a correct environment.

Nice one Robbie. Dissing Europe, means that America now wants Williams. And that will be a first for Robbie Williams to break into the US.

To see why Robbie Williams is one of the greatest live solo artists in concert on the planet (apart from owning Maori hori ink and the fact he dated a Kiwi girl, of course), go here to see Robbie break entertainment records and perform.


Love him! ~11.2.09~

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Posted by horiwood on November 2, 2009 in Music Industry News, Robbie Williams, UK


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It’s the case of The People (Tribe Michael Jackson Fans) Vs AEG.

People deal with grief in strange ways. A group of Michael Jackson fans are committed to saying that AEG exploited Michael Jackson so much that the much touted AEG This Is It documentary is really an account of how much the King of Pop was abused by corporate entertainment greed before he died.

MichaelJacksonThisIsItGo here to the This Is Not It website, to see these fans complain campaign.

Having seen the way Brit Pop star, Robbie Williams is breaking records touring in movie theaters with live broadcasts, these fans do have a point.

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Posted by horiwood on October 23, 2009 in Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams


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Michael Buble our favorite crooner from Canada, beat Twilight New Moon‘s movie soundtrack to the #1 sales spot this week on Billboard’s charts.

According to our friends at CD Insight:

“Bublé sold 203,000 copies in his second week, a 55 % increase from his 1st week of sales. “New Moon” may have sold more than 115,000 copies if its release date, pushed forward to Oct. 16 as opposed to the traditional Tuesday release on Oct. 20, could have included a full week of sales.

Never a conformist, Bublé also released his album on the atypical Friday, Oct. 9. In the three days his album was out, the Canadian singer sold 132,000 copies of his 4th album.” What a voice. Michael Buble is like the Robbie Williams of Canada. Go Canada today!

~Image of Michael Buble, courtesy of Milk and Two Sugars blog. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 10.22.09~


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British entertainer, Robbie Williams who once dated, Scotland’s rock crooner Rod Stewart’s ex-wife, Kiwi supermodel, Rachel Hunter, is a record breaking entertainer in the UK.

Williams star power has been clocked by the Guiness Book of Records as Reuters notes by reporting via The Hollywood Reporter that:

A performance by British pop star Robbie Williams, broadcast to more than 250 theatres around the world, set a world record on Tuesday by having the largest number of screenings of a live concert in theaters.

“BBC Worldwide’s live show of Williams’ sold-out “Electric Proms” show, beamed to 23 countries, marked the “most simultaneous cinematic screenings of a live concert” in history. The concert was shown via satelitte in movie theaters. Innovative TV broadcasting.

Germany, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland all participated. And, Mexico City, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and other countries are in next for the concert experience treat. It’s really how Michael Jackson should have ‘toured.’

In addition: “Williams holds another Guinness World Record as Robbie’s 2009 “Close Encounters” tour sold 1.6 million tickets in a single day.”

Though underrated in America, a market he has never had success in, Robbie Williams is the Michael Jackson of the UK.  Live in concert, Williams is brills! I once went to see Robbie live in Auckland City with Trinity Brookes, when Lady Paticria Thorp gave us tickets. Patricia was just so kinda all sorts of connected for a ‘good governance granny!’ She was a sweetheart and Trin loved her grandma’s taste in rockers at the concert. Robbie Williams killed it.

Anyway, Robbie just starts a song, and we his fans, finish off all the lyrics. It is like a sing-a-long where Williams plays conducter in a kilt, doc martins, a black wife beater that reveals his ta moko artistry (his Maori tattoo). He’s awesome.

Has he just reinvented how artists ‘tour’? Robbie Williams doesn’t even need to.


Go here to hear Robbie Williams Angels song, live in Berlin. Love him! Only an angel could get paid, for other people to sing all their songs at a concert. Britney Spears can do this too, in concert. True stars. 

~Angel lyrics follow~

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