Showing posts from September, 2009

New Anthem for Autoimmune Disease: Rob Thomas' "Her Diamonds"

Great article: "Rob Thomas' "Her Diamonds" New Anthem for Autoimmune Disease", by Lucinda Gunnin on Associated Content.

I've just realized that people who subscribe to my blog posts via email may not be getting the video feed that's on the blog in their email, and for that reason I should be including actual links to the original video. My apologies, and here are the links to the two video feeds from my last post, also about this song:

The video, via MTV (smaller version on Rob Thomas TV on Atlantic Records site, if your computer is having trouble loading the one on MTV)

The lyrics, via YouTube

Acoustic version - my favorite, but I think the video is excellent too.

I love this song. Can you tell?

I also LOVED "Smooth" by Carlos Santana with Rob Thomas; that was my first clue as to how cool Rob Thomas is. Yes, that's Thomas' wife, Marisol Madonado, in the video. You know, the HOT one.

It's just like the ocean
Under the moon
That's the…

Marisol Maldonado "comes out" of the autoimmune closet with husband Rob Thomas' hit song & video "Her Diamonds" - check it out; it's way cool

Watch the music video
Rob Thomas - New Music - More Music Videos

I think Marisol Maldonado has taken a very brave step, career-wise, to come out like this about her autoimmune disease. Being a model is a very physical profession and as those of us with ICI know, coming out at work, any kind of work, is a big deal. I'd like to send her a really big thank you for raising awareness of autoimmune disease in general.

I wonder what the song/video title means? Her Diamonds.

And she says ooh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
'Cause I can't help her now

Losing her sparkle? Here's what Rob Thomas says about it:
The album’s first single, the kaleidoscopic “Her Diamonds,” is the most personal song Thomas has yet committed to disc. Rob’s wife Marisol is courageously battling an autoimmune disease, and “Her Diamonds” was written “about a couple dealing with that on a day-to-day basis,” explains Thomas. “There’s an incredible amoun…

Disability vs. Chronicity: Bloggers Unite for National ICI Awareness Week

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week // Bloggers Unite

I'm writing today as part of Bloggers Unite, which is an off shoot of BlogCatalog. Bloggers Unite is an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By asking bloggers to write about a particular subject on a particular day, a single voice can be joined with thousands to help make a difference in raising awareness of a particular issue, in our case, ICI.
I've chosen to write about chronicity vs. disability because it's an idea that's been rattling around in my head for a few years now. Laurie Edwards, of A Chronic Dose wrote a similar post recently, titled Illness vs. Disability. In it she says "people with chronic illness may be considered disabled, but people with disabilities do not always have chronic illness." This is an important distinction. Her post goes further into the semantics of the situation, and she promises we'll hear more from her…

Think your cosmetics are safe? Watch this video and think again.

Video by Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

And we wonder why there are so many new illnesses and diseases these days.