Bon jovi: Jon at the Notre Dame Football Game

Here are some pictures too:

Jon is in the background wearing that hat.

Jon, Louis Nix, Jesse and Dorothea


Bon Jovi: Amazon deal of the day

Amazon has the Bon Jovi greatest hits cd in mp3 for $3.99 today (11/18).


The Ultimate Greatest Hits is 13.99


The Ultimate with digital booklet and videos is $17


That's if you don't have it already.

Bon Jovi: Gonna buy the People's Sexiest Man issue?

I've been starting to coupon a little (not like some of these people on extreme couponing, but just on items I use).

I found a $2 off coupon on coupon network for People Magazine, on page 5 of my zip code (just enter 33607, that's not my zip code but it will work).

Here's the link:

My understanding is Jon has a tiny picture this year, not the spread he had last year (when they were promoting the GH, this year what does he have to promote on a global scale?  NYE?  There's bigger movie stars in that (and God's Gift to Radio and all Media Ryan Seacreast *sarcasm*  The Soul Kitchen?  Not global.).

Good Luck


Bon Jovi: Jon at the Women in Hedge Funds 10th anniversary gala

Thanks Danna

Also check out some pictures and details here: http://wendyfurrer.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/10th-anniversary-celebrations-faraone-mennellas-muses-and-100whf-anniversary-gala-with-bon-jovi-and-president-clinton/

A dinner with Jon & President Clinton went for $130,000!!!  I wonder if blue dresses from the GAP and cigars are included?

Bon Jovi: Jon's penthouse one of the best renovations in NYC

7) Jon Bon Jovi
Address: 158 Mercer Street
The Skinny: We know more rumor than reality where this New Museum building penthouse is concerned (hence the absence of photographic evidence). Bon Jovi paid $24 million for it in 2007 The 7,400-square-foot home already had "terraces of unparalleled proportions," a laundry room, two kitchens, an "enormous elevator," and some equally enormous arched windows. (Here's the old floorplan.) What could he have possibly added? Apparently something impressive, because he's hoping to resell the place, quietly, for $45 million.

Thanks Mabel

For $45 million I hope there's one of those toilet seats that warms you when you sit.

But no one knows why the apt is worth $45 Million. There's no pictures since the re-no took place.

All I know is I can't afford it.

Can you?

Bon Jovi: The Hope Concert

If you're in the NYC Metro area sounds like a night of good music for a good cause.

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Jean Mikle
Bobby Bandiera performs at Hope Concert IV in 2008/Photo by Robert Ward

The Hope Concert, which had become an almost-annual event, was missing in action for the past two Decembers, mostly because its host, the inimitable Bobby Bandiera, was on tour with Jon Bon Jovi and his band.

The Hope Concert is slated to return this year, again under the musical direction of Bobby Bandiera. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Nov. 18, for the show, which will be held Dec. 19 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen perform at Hope Concert IV, held in December 2008 at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Tickets for Hope Concert V go onsale Friday at noon./Photo by Robert Ward

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the beneficiary of this year’s Hope show, which will feature an all-star line-up of so-far unnamed Jersey artists. Past renewals have featured regular appearances by Bandiera pals Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, who teamed up for a memorable Hope show back in December 2008.

Tickets are priced at $49.50 and $99.50, along with a few special $500 seats that include a pre-concert reception, sponsored by Saker ShopRite.

To purchase tickets, call the Count Basie at (732) 842-9000, or visit the theatre’s website, www.countbasietheatre.org.


Bon Jovi: More on Jon's Bees receiving federal funding

Bon Jovi: Giving Vinyl Albums new life

This is pretty cool.

By Theresa Hegel Staff
Katie Pietrak has been collecting vinyl records since she was a teenager.

The Franconia woman now has thousands of them neatly indexed and alphabetized in a makeshift shelving unit formed from stacked old chicken coops.

She likes the nostalgia factor and the high sound quality of vinyl.

“That’s how my parents listened to music,” she said. “It’s a link to the past.”

As her collection grew, however, Pietrak would find better quality copies to replace the scratched and beat-up records she’d originally purchased.

The more often this happened, the more she began to wonder what to do with the flawed vinyl she was replacing.

A longtime crafter who hates throwing things away, Pietrak decided to highlight the “cool artwork” on the albums and unique look of vinyl by transforming them into stylish blank journals.
“I did scrapbooking as a kid before it was cool,” Pietrak said. “I thought, ‘Let’s make them into books.’ “

After landing on the idea, Pietrak bought a stack of craft books to teach herself the art of bookbinding. She went through several prototypes — experimenting with a band saw and different shapes and sizes — before coming up with the final version.

The square journals feature a laser-cut and sanded vinyl record as the front cover and part of the album cover reinforced by thick paper on the back. The middle is filled with high-quality, unlined paper.

Once the journals were perfected, Pietrak realized she had a marketable item on her hands. She and her boyfriend, Vin Diec, decided to take her parents up on an offer to downsize. They sold their home in Morristown, N.J., Pietrak quit her job in corporate finance, and moved into her parents’ Franconia home.

This spring, Pietrak and Diec launched Vintage Vinyl Journals, selling the product online and to about 15 retail stores across the country. Locally, the journals are for sale at Clay Rat Studio in Souderton and Heart’s Desire in Skippack.

“We’re trying to see how fast and big the business grows,” Pietrak said. “We’re not really making money yet. We’re investing it back into the business to make it succeed and get bigger.”

Pietrak said she can handcraft between 25 and 40 journals a day. The rest of her time is spent on administrative tasks and trying to drum up the interest of more retailers. Her goal is to add at least one new store a week to the list that carries her product.

Most of the journals sell for $35. Premium journals — which feature coveted albums from artists such as The Beatles and the Rolling Stones — sell for $40 to $50.

Beatles journals are easily the biggest seller, but customers also like journals from Disney and other movie soundtracks. And Pietrak also gets plenty of custom requests: She recently finished two Bon Jovi journals for a client with very exacting specifications.

For vinyl enthusiasts who worry that she is destroying beloved collectibles, Pietrak has this reassurance: “Most of the stuff we use is scratched or unplayable. ... I have (The Beatles’) ‘White Album.’ I would never cut that. That’s like sacrilege.”

I love it when people re-purpose things like this. If you go to Etsy and to a lesser extent e-bay you see items like this.

The article doesn't show the Bon Jovi album she did, but her website does:

But before you think... Hmmm that might be really nice to put on my Christmas list.  For $34.99 it's a nice gift.  It's sold out.  But if you really want it go to their site and leave a note.

Bon Jovi: Jon at the Jets game

God yesterday was a craptastic football Sunday for me, I got to watch all 3 teams I root for lose.


Anyway here's Jon at last nights Jets game.

During the first quarter on NBC they panned to see that Donald Trump was in the Jets owners box and Jon was across the field, with Jesse.  I guess it was the Boys weekend with Dad.  Jake and Romeo go to the Mario event and Jesse gets the football game.

Even though the Patriots had our number twice during the regular season, wait until the playoffs.


Bon Jovi: Not only is Jon giving handouts he's getting them too.

So not only does Jon benefit from the State of New Jersey's tax program that considers part of his property agricultural, but then he's also getting Federal dollars to help subsidize those same honey bees.  (via The Daily Beast)

Nov 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST
A startling new report reveals the billions in government dollars that benefit America’s wealthiest citizens.

Class warfare is a politically charged term these days, from the Wall Street protests to the Capitol Hill negotiations over curtailing the nation’s debt. But a new congressional analysis, obtained by Newsweek, may fuel populist outrage by showing the extent of government subsidies that go to the wealthiest people in America.

From unemployment payments to subsidies and tax breaks on luxury items like vacation homes and yachts, Americans earning more than $1 million collect more than $30 billion in government largesse each year, according to the report assembled by Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, who is so often at odds with members of both parties that colleagues call him “Dr. No.” The Internal Revenue Service provided the data showing how much money was going to the much-referenced top 1 percent.

In all, millionaires receive hefty help from Uncle Sam. The $30 billion in handouts, to put it in perspective, amounts to twice as much as the government spends on NASA, and three times the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. On the other hand, it would only cover the cost of fighting about three months in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still, eliminating them would help make a small dent in the $1.5 trillion congressional leaders are trying to find by Thanksgiving.

Jon Bon Jovi, the millionaire rock star cited in the report, took federal dollars to raise honeybees on his property. Together billionaire moguls David Rockefeller and Ted Turner have also accepted more than half a million dollars in farm payments. Basketball legend Scottie Pippen took $210,520 in agriculture subsidies while making his fortune playing for the Chicago Bulls. To make matters worse, the government disclosed to Coburn that some recipients of farm subsidies got it by mistake. Tax records show that more than three fourths of high earners collecting farming money list their primary residence in a city—land unsuitable for farming.

Top earners, surprisingly, also get significant amounts of unemployment insurance and disaster payments. Since 2004, people with seven-figure salaries have accepted more than $9 billion in Social Security. A small band of GOP senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, have proposed “means testing” to shrink Social Security payments for people who probably don’t need them.

The biggest money comes—or goes, rather—through unpaid taxes. More than 1,500 millionaires paid no income tax last year, according to federal records, mainly due to tax loopholes and savvy accountants. Tax breaks taken by millionaires on things like mortgage interest ($27.7 billion), rental expenses ($64.2 billion) and electric vehicles ($12.5 million) keep cash from entering the federal coffers.

“The country is sucking wind right now,” Coburn says. “We end up subsidizing the very wealthy and not helping the ones who really need the help.” The Oklahoman is one of few Republicans who support tax increases as part of a plan to reduce the deficit. Meanwhile, antitax activist Grover Norquist, a frequent nemesis for Coburn, says the whole system is too complex, and too unfair, and that lawmakers need to get rid of loopholes and to lower rates across the board.

Many federal programs maintain broad appeal, especially in such a volatile economy. Agricultural subsidies help farmers handle large swings in commodity prices.

But Coburn’s report is certain to generate arguments on the other side about tax fairness. Why, some might wonder, shouldn’t people who feed the government get to reap its benefits? Millionaires “pay a lot into the system,” says Joseph Thorndike, head of the Tax History Project, a Washington analysis group. “The government comes to the rescue of people in bad moments, and it should do that blindly.”

Yet the crux of the argument—that millionaires are using the social safety net as a luxury hammock—fuels an ongoing campaign by the White House to raise some taxes on top earners. “Republicans need to stop supporting tax breaks for the richest Americans so we can use some of that money to create jobs and reduce the deficit,” says White House spokesperson Amy Brundage. Or as Obama likes to put it, folks like him can afford to give more and take less.

Sometimes I read these things and think man, I need a better accountant. But then I realize I don't make a million dollars.

The thing I want to know is what does Jon's honey taste like? Is it organic? How much is it per jar?  Does he sell it?  Does it have an ambrosia like quality that would go well on scones, or maybe tea?

And lastly this is a serious topic get your minds out of the gutter, honey is not some sort of subliminal sexual synonym for male ejaculate. You & I know who YOU are!

Bon Jovi: Jon, the boys and Super Mario

Just how cute is this??

The only thing I see with those guys behind him are you know how many of them are going, who the hell is the guy in the black with the sunglasses.

by Phil Kollar on November 12, 2011 at 01:20 PM 3,691 Views

See that nice family of raccoon-children and their father about to be set upon by a cult of angry overall enthusiasts above? That's not just an freakish family outing gone wrong! It's Jon Bon Jovi, and he's in Times Square with his children to celebrate the release of Super Mario 3D Land.

To help get people psyched for the launch of this latest Mario game, Nintendo has transformed Military Island in Times Square for today. The locale is now covered in warp pipes, end-of-level flagpoles, Mario clones, and people wearing tanooki suit tails.

Check out the other photo of the event that Nintendo provided below. Anyone else excited to join Mr. Bon Jovi and his kids in playing some Super Mario 3D Land this weekend?

BTW the above child is not one of Jon's kids, its Galem S. of Union City, N. J.

In case you don't remember what the Super Mario theme sounds like:

Now for the rest of the day that will be playing in your head, you're welcome. :)

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