I don’t think any of us will ever forget what we have been doing during the year 2020 because its been a life changing evolution for us all. Many of us have had enlightening blessings in the midst of this chaos. Many of us have turned to wine, music and movies to help us escape. When we are locked down and watching nothing but destruction around us on a daily basis, it can feel scary, uncertain and fearful. However, when you choose to focus on what you can do for yourself in terms of health, well being and love, you fuel creativity. Your energy choice is up to you.
As you know from following us online, we chose to be as creative as possible. We had so much time on our hands and we had to tunnel it somewhere to not go crazy. We first turned to wine, music and movies ourselves. I wanted to focus on staying as healthy as possible, especially since simply going to the supermarket, standing in line, masked and ready was another element to incorporate into our existence. Ronn had a borrowed guitar and focused on the idea of doing cover songs he liked, recording them on his Ipad and shooting and editing little homemade videos to go with them. I would share them with you guys who were craving live music and reminding you all that we are still with you on that one, plus we needed to create some fun for ourselves! I went through putting lots of thought into creating healthy quick and easy vegetarian or pescartarian dishes for lunch and dinners during our Belgium lockdown. This lead to me posting photos on social media and you guys asking for what is now my live youtube cooking show, “Devin’s Kitchen.” See we do pay attention and listen to what you want.
Again, wine, music and movies were becoming more prevalent in our lives. We were in the midst of launching Ronn’s wine, “Moss” before the lockdown. I’m beginning to think he’s more in love with his wine than me these days. It is really that good and we are proud of it and can’t wait to get distribution for it to other countries. We are now exploring these options and hope to have news of other countries soon. Drinking the Moss wine while we were locked down in Belgium was a big treat. Our partners in Italy could only send us a few bottles and we savored them with my quick, healthy meals and having the Moss wine made us miss Italy terribly.
Italy had been locked down way longer than we were in Belgium and we were grieving for what they were enduring during these terrible times. We couldn’t wait to get back to our second home and more Moss wine! It was my great wish we would have the travel ban lifted before my birthday in June. As much as we loved and appreciated Belgium, they didn’t have Moss wine and I could tell Ronn was also really missing our friends and the food in Italy. We were lucky enough that my wish was granted and we arrived just in time to celebrate my birthday and have been focused on achieving the filming of our movie, ‘Surprise Trip.”
“Surprise Trip” is a romantic comedy set in Puglia that brings a New York stock broker to a small Italian town where he falls in love of course. He falls in love with everything Puglia, just as we have. The wine, food, people and culture makes this area of the world something truly special and unique. A piece of heaven on earth. The best organic tasting vegetables, wines, beaches, history and people make up a warm and inviting environment. It’s a very tranquil place to live and perfect for creativity. The weather is very much the same as Los Angeles because its on the Adriatic sea. So doing “Surprise Trip” as the first Devronn produced film is exciting and challenging for us.
I’m sure like many of you, we watched alot of Netflix movies and discovered alot of new series that were well produced and inspiring. Never has there been a more desirable time to submit new and creative ideas to the digital media that seeks new and exciting content. So we are super excited we have arrived to this transition and we are looking forward in sharing this movie with you guys. I will be keeping you informed on social media on the progress of this film and taking you along for the adventure as usual. I don’t think we can get away from wine, music and movies now because it is indeed a part of us in every way no matter where we are. So you can rest assured there will always be wine, music and movies from us. We may have to pre tape the next few weeks of “Ronn’s Garage” due to the filming of the movie. In the meantime, please leave us a comment and let us know how you like the new version of “Baby Come Back.” And if you loved the duet “Dreaming In Color” that is now #1 in Belgium with Ella Luna, let us know know if you want them to do another one together?
Things are now opening up in Europe and life is starting to slowly return to what seems normal. We took the first available flight from Belgium back to Italy so that we could start preparation for our film, “Surprise Trip.” It was strange to see the Brussels airport nearly empty and everyone wearing a required face mask throughout the airport. Face masks were optional in DeHaan where we had been locked down and now that we were in the airport required.
There were limited flights available and although we were confirmed for this flight to Milan, we were placed on standby due to the flight being overbooked. We had only two options, wait several hours to take a flight to Munich and stay overnight there and take the only flight the next morning to Milan or take a train to Paris and take a flight from there, so we opted for the flight to Munich so that we would arrive in time for my birthday. Otherwise, it would be several days later to get another available flight. So a flight that would take a hour and a half took us nearly two days!
By the time we arrived to Bari, we were completed exhausted. Luckily, a beautiful retreat and brand new hotel, San Lorenzo Boutique Hotel and Spa was awaiting our arrival. It would also host the press conference for our film, “Surprise Trip.” Ronn and I were obviously in great need of haircuts and our wonderful dear friend, Tiziana Nistri came to our hotel and spent the whole afternoon on both of us, giving me a brand new sassy look that I love. I then got an amazing massage by Victoria at the San Lorenzo spa that was just want I needed to bring me back to life and we spent a lovely afternoon hanging out poolside enjoying amazing Italian food and Moss rose’ wine.
We woke up to the news that our Bay family won their 5th Emmy for “Outstanding Digital Drama Series” and that was such an unexpected surprise to top off my amazing birthday dinner in Polignano a Mare with one of our wine partners for Moss vino. It felt like a dream to see all our friends again and share a wonderful meal. Life was coming back to what seemed to be somewhat normal, although all restaurant workers were required to wear masks, customers were not. We felt so grateful to just be at a restaurant with people again. Ronn was surprised to hear his brand new duet single, “Dreaming In Color” was already at #15 on the Belgium charts and we were grateful to celebrate all of this good fortune in Puglia with Moss wine!
It was sad to see news of people still fighting so much back in America on wearing masks and the confusion on it being required by some states. It was making us even more grateful we were not in the cross hairs of all of the chaos. However, our hearts and prayers were going out to so many friends that were indeed in the thick of it all. Although I was happy to celebrate my birthday with friends in Italy, I still felt a sadness for the loss of a longtime dear friend who had committed suicide.
Steve Bing was one of the first people I met nearly 35 years ago when I first arrived in Hollywood. He was a very tall and down to earth guy with an infectious smile and a big heart. I don’t recall ever seeing Steve in anything but jeans and a t-shirt and many people didn’t know for years that Steve had inherited 600 million dollars when he was only 18 years old from his grandfather. Steve was friends with high profile celebrities like Jimmy Caan and Mick Jagger and had given millions of dollars to the Clinton foundation. I’ll never forget Steve bringing Mick Jagger to my Hawaiian theme birthday party whereas, everyone thought Mick was an impersonator. Steve was a gentle giant of a guy who was loved by many for his generosity and kindness. So it was indeed shocking to hear he would commit suicide by jumping from the 27th floor of his condo. This was a man who seemed to love life to the fullest and it will be hard to have future birthdays without thinking of him.
I know many people are feeling the pain and suffering from being isolated and alone. This lockdown was causing much more depression and mental problems than people could imagine. The fear, chaos and depression from isolation was worst than the virus itself. It is for this reason we must pray for our friends and be kind no matter what is going on around us. We are all fighting for our lives here in different ways. We send much love and blessings to America on her birthday today and to our friends for a safe 4th of July.
Since we have just experienced our beloved brother Prince Rogers Nelson’s birthday recently and since this war with Antifa broke out in Minneapolis, I found it fitting to address my feelings on how I would believe Prince would have reacted to seeing all of this. It reminded me of the longest song Prince ever sent to me and I often wondered why he just out of the blue sent this song to me back in the year 2000.
I have many friends that I love dearly who are very liberal minded and they are feeling a lot of anger and hatred for what has been happening in America. Watching all of this unfold from another country that Prince also loved and that adored him in Belgium; I can honestly say I have a different view point. As an American, who loves her country its very sad and painful to watch what seems like complete insanity!
Getting back to that song Prince sent me and why I want to share this with you, I can now understand why he sent me this song. This song called, “The War” had lyrics that said, “The revolution would be colorized” and asked “would you trust your government?” Additional lyrics say, “all the money has been sold.” These lyrics were repeated over and over saying the war would go on and on and basically it would continue if you don’t wake up and stop watching your “Saturday morning cartoons!” That was also a lyric in this long ass song he sent me. I swear this song was about 20 minutes long!
I look at this picture and I know in my heart that I am one who seeks truth, justice and a peaceful world, which I don’t think is much different from Prince or any of my liberal friends. I think this song Prince sent me two decades ago has profound meaning now. He was a bit of a genius with lyrics about any given decade and was often political in his music expression. However, Prince said he did not vote and did not trust the media or the government before he died. He spoke of chemtrails and harmful effects it washaving on society and how he believed the government manipulated this upon us.
Many of you could view what he said a “conspiracy theory” if you like, however, many so called “conspiracy theories” like Jeffery Epstein and his pedophilia island that was once spoken about a few years ago and yet deemed a “conspiracy theory.” Thus, this term coined by the CIA shortly after JFK’s assassination so society would just learn to believe everything that TV tube said to be fact. And we grew up in the past few decades to believe just that. No way could CNN, or BBC, ABC, CBS or PBS lie to you! You trust them wholeheartedly, along with print publications such as, “The New York Times,” and “Newsweek.” These are trusted, respected and honored resources of news goddamnit!
Well folks I’’m hear to tell ya, as Prince would say, there’s something else. I know its hard for “baby boomers” who are set in their ways, comfortable just turning on the TV and are use to going to their favorite news sources and believe their every word. I understand this way of thinking as I’m close to my 57th birthday and grew up believing this also. However, I have way more experience online and with social media to understand how much and how fast this has and is changing and why. I can see how there is a civil war breaking out in America and what Prince was trying to say in this perpetual war that would go on and on because most people don’t want to miss whatever entertains them on that TV set and have been led to believe in their government and the lies they feed them from that tube. This allows the public to be manipulated through advertising, marketing and the sales of certain political figures and determines how you vote to keep them in power. This is the reason why Pelosi and Biden for example, have been career politicians for decades. I don’t recall ever seeing people fight over being a democrat or republican ever before in my life until now. I grew up a Democrat from the deep south of Louisiana. I was told this is how you vote because they were for the poor people. As I’ve grown up and now live in California,I believe if Prince witnessed what is happening in America today, he would strive to unite not divide us as Americans.
He would not agree with the hatred and butchering of American classic films like, “Gone with the Wind.” I don’t think he would agree to the ongoing violence in the name of a political propaganda. He certainly would not like seeing his hometown destroyed the way its been. Most likely, he would have written a whole album expressing how he felt about it all and it would be up to us to find some love, strength and unity from it.
I’ve learned that I can’t share my views or express my thoughts on Facebook without offending someone based on what I know and have learned. I can see the changes that are happening as we transition from television to the Internet and how powerful politics have become in shaping our world as we once knew it. I have more knowledge and experience online than a lot of people in my age group who may not quite understand yet what is happening. In some ways, its like the transition from radio to TV wherewe had to use our imagination more than visually seeing moving pictures and sound.
Today anyone with a cell phone is the news because we don’t need a reporter to get to a scene and actually come up with a journalist view point based on facts. Nothing is based on facts in television anymore. Their ratings are dying as they are dying from this former life. They cannot compete with this beast of content and competition that is at everyone’s disposal on the Internet.
The target audience of baby boomers who grew up this way are now the target of political propaganda from the content they view which is mainly on television. They live now on Facebook and express themselves mainly on that platform. So I have chosen to spread only love and not fear there in hopes that many of them will wake up and want to understand and have more knowledge. Living in fear, hatred or anger is not healthy or productive in any way, shape or form.
The way I see things is simple, you either are living in love or fear each and everyday. You are either living your life in gratitude and with a passion for what you want to achieve with your life. If you live this way honestly, you can’t have fear, despair or anger because you are too busy enjoying all that your life has to offer. You are spreading as much love, wisdom and creativity to connect with others rather than cause more division. If you live this way, the feeling of love will replace fear and more of that will come to your life.
Prince would be living that way were he alive today. He was also seeking God and striving to be a better person. He made healthy choices to try and keep his body and health in order. Sadly physical pain from all those years of dancing and hip surgery made him dependent on pharmaceutical pain meds that led to his sad and untimely death. Seeing what we have been through with this pandemic lockdown world wide and how much the media manipulated that makes me doubt even more what I seeand hear from mainstream media.
I choose to get my financial and political news from sources like x22report, Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch and OAN network online. I haven’t watched TV or mainstream news sources in over a decade now. I don’t read opinion pieces from printed magazines that are also dying. Hey PLAYBOY even ended after over 60 years recently. That’s a longtime for any publication. Most everyone and everything is now online with a profile, following and opinion.
Prince was a soft spoken, peaceful loving creative soul who expressed himself primarily through his art, which was his music. I choose to do this through my writings and you can take what you wish from it. I intend for my art to be helpful and seek hope that friends and family will unite rather than fight. I think Prince would have tried to do this through a song and so I feel we must seek the power within ourselves to discover more knowledge to manifest the life we want to live. We must strive for peace not a war that will go on and on over politics. These people work for us and its time to take close look at each and every one of them for who they really are and have always been not what the media has led us to believe.
So don’t ask me my opinion on politics if you don’t want to hear my honest assessment of it. Don’t hate me or call me racist if I don’t agree with you and don’t judge me unless you are God because nobody has that right. All you are witnessing is your perception, your opinion and how you choose to react to it. I may choose to not vote like Prince, or I may change my mind at the last minute and choose outside my so called party. That should be my choice alone to make and shouldn’t concern my neighbor or relative and it certainly shouldn’t cause division and discord or make you angry, why? I don’t think Prince would have judged anyone based on who they wanted to vote for, he didn’t care and didn’t even vote. I don’t think every cop is a bad cop or every black man’s life matters more than an Asian man or a Latino man, that makes no sense to me growing up the way I did inAmerica being an ethnic woman from the deep south.
I don’t agree with some of the far left views these days like late term abortion, although I agree with the right to an abortion is a woman’s choice. I’ve since educated myself on both political parties and I really don’t like either party for a variety of reasons, however the financial views of where we were headed and for a one world government agenda for worldwide control does not appeal to me. I do not agree with mandatory vaccines to travel and for mass population control. I have a lot concern for the masses of children that go missing in America alone and what is happening to them and many women who are enslaved in human trafficking and what is being done about it. I think that is a way bigger issue to be concerned about currently that the media does not want you to focus on. Because if you love children, animals, beauty and peace, you will become outraged and have many sleepless nights once you understand the severity of this hidden secret.
This is a turning point in our belief system and this revelation will indeed be biblical in awakening a massive amount of our planet to the truth of what is happening to our youth. Planned parenthood is a part of this along with a massive amount of entertainers and political figures that we grew up thinking we knew. We saw this with Bill Cosby firsthand when he went from “America’s Dad” to serial rapist. Now we are witnessing someone like Prince Andrew trying to avoid testifying on his relationship with Jeffery Epstein. Is is that hard to believe that many political figures such as the Clintons are totally corrupt to the core?
The war will go on and on and the revolution will be colorized to fit only one party, one side and one opinion. This is not America, this is communism and this is dangerous. I implore you all to wake up and seek more knowledge outside your TV sets. Unite instead of fight against America and remember your history so you won’t repeat it.
Many of us have heard there would be a world wide great awakening that would most likely take place in this new decade and I believe it’s at that beginning stage now. Its now a time for many of us to ask hard questions about what is really going on within our governments, health organizations and in all aspects of our world. Its just not good enough to simply believe what we are being told these days, especially by the mainstream media. Why do I say this and believe it’s true? Because there has been so many times now that the press has been caught lying to us. Recently, ABC took footage from a gun range and tried to say we were at war with Syria. CBS took footage from an Italian hospital and tried to pass it off as a NYC hospital. They have lied for years about Russia collusion and ruined innocent people’s lives like, General Flynn for the sheer purpose of covering up the greatest political scandal in the history of America. Still don’t believe me? Research Judicial watch and Tom Fitton who has fought in court recently to uncover those thousands of deleted Hilary Clinton emails from Google, as well as, tons of voter fraud. Now FISA documents are being released that show proof that Russia collusion was indeed done by Hilary Clinton and the FBI, CIA and DOJ covered it up along with the mainstream media. Our taxpaying dollars funded endless investigations to smear a sitting president, which is treason and all to cover up their own corruption. They have been in power for so long that they will do anything to stay there! This has caused great division in America between both political parties, which is deeply disturbing and dangerous.
There is too much disinformation fed to us on television as a trusted source for our news and many of us believe it is fact, when its been a bunch of lies. We rely on big Pharma to give us the proper medication when we are sick and are finding out they really don’t have our best interest at heart. Those of us that are out there researching and seeking the truth because there are many more questions than answers are discovering that the ones we have put our trust in the most have indeed deceived us and are waking up! Today we are the news! We all have cell phones and the ability to share our findings instantly. Just like many of us who began to question whether or not hospitals were the war zones packed with covid-19 patients as projected by the mainstream media, only to find empty hospitals. I highly recommend this documentary on Hollywood and the media as an eye opener to what I’m saying here.
In a lot of ways this pandemic has given us the time to reflect on many things and open our eyes to uncovering the truth for ourselves rather than simply taking in what is fed to us on television. I know it’s hard for many to believe that their trusted longtime news sources could be lying to them about important issues. Why on earth would they want to do that? Why shouldn’t we believe them? Why would doctors and scientist give us false information during a time of a worldwide crisis? Why would our most trusted politicians lie and deceive us? Why do they want you to believe only what THEY tell you as truth? Because they believe the majority of the population won’t research for facts, won’t question what they have been told and won’t bother to stand up to them.
Many of these questions can be answered by following the money trail of career politicians that only have their best interest at heart. Learning that most of the media are controlled by only four corporations that are completely bias to the interest of these politicians help to understand their agenda. What is that agenda? To keep the mass population under control and never have them question anything they are told to do. I believe this worldwide crisis has awaken a lot of people up to many questions that deserve answers.
Its become common for those in authority to label you a conspiracy theorist if you dare to question anything they deem as fact. This label was coined by the CIA after the murder of JFK for that reason, so that you wouldn’t question the scenario fed to a naive grieving public for a beloved president. When it fact, it was an inside assassination done by the CIA to eliminate a president that wanted to bring truth to the public about the corruption that was going on inside our own government. Since the murder of JFK, every president we have had in America has been a puppet controlled by a much more sinister entity that was seeking total domination of the world. Don’t believe me? Do your own research and you will see the same names popping up associated with these corporations. Names like George Soros and Bill Gates. Digging in deeper into who these people are you find they are all connected to each other, coincidence? I think not.
To do this they fed us lies through entertainment, waged endless wars to keep us in fear and in debt and slowly infiltrated every aspect of our world from the highest levels for the purpose of controlling our food, medicine and education. This was done for the purpose of depopulation and keeping the control in the hands of a select few powerful families. Many of you have already heard stories of the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers who control most of the central banking and have family members placed in other aspects of authority in our world. However, it’s only through your own research and desire to find the truth that you can uncover it fully. The more you discover, the more questions you ask and the more you find the same circle of people are all connected. These things must make you wonder why are all the same people connected and what is their real agenda? Who benefits the most and why? When you start to do this and trace things back to the origins of how they began to take control, its easy to see they do not have our best interest at heart, only their own.
Once you are awake you can never go back to sleep and allow your freedoms to be slowly taken away by these sinister people. There has been so much hidden from us, alternative cures that big pharma doesn’t want you to know about because there is no money for them in curing you! Free energy that was created decades ago that they have kept hidden because they wanted us depended on oil since that was where the money was at for them! Research Tesla and coal fusion. Why do you think oil prices have dropped so much recently? We must educate ourselves and our children and not rely on institutions controlled and funded by people who want to keep our youth uninformed and uneducated to the real truth. You can’t stay silent and behave as your are told and live in fear. You cannot stay divided with those who don’t believe as you do because they are still asleep or living in fear. This is our last hope for humanity to evolve to the next level of consciousness. We must share the knowledge we are discovering with others in hopes that they too start to ask more questions and seek hard cold truth. When the majority of our planet is awake that’s when we can truly evolve to peace on earth and save humanity. We are excited to see this is indeed happening now. Our world as we know is indeed ending, but a new world in being born and that is world we want to leave for future generations. One of peace, love and unity here on earth.
It feels like we are watching a movie right now, one that we are all involved in these days. A thriller nightmare that is really a dream and just can’t be real. Just the thought of the entire world being quarantined for a deadly virus is indeed a scary thought. These past few weeks feels like time is standing still and we are in some kind of time warp in a future that is unknown and unfamiliar to mankind. It is something we have never seen or experience before ever!
2020 will indeed go down in our history books as a turning point in our lives for many different reasons I’m sure. Many would have you believe its the end of the world and nothing but doom and gloom is ahead of us. I personally believe the opposite. We live in a world where we now see everyone’s opinion on everything everyday through social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can see from what people choose to post if its coming from a place of fear or love.
Its easier said than done to tell your neighbor who may have a preexisting medical condition to not worry and stay calm. It’s hard to keep those who already don’t have enough food to not panic and hoard too much of things that they may not even need because they just aren’t thinking logically. Thus, the senseless comical hoarding of toilet paper for example. It hard to explain to someone who may have been conditioned to see the worst in life to see that maybe what is coming is the best we could ever imagine.
Out of tragic situations, there is always a silver lining and something to learn and grow from. Nothing stays the same and life is ever changing, but it’s all in how we choose to perceive it and how we choose to live our lives. Time is indeed standing still for our world right now and we are all witness to this incredible moment in our time here on Earth. How are you choosing to perceive it right now? Are you choosing to live in fear and doom and gloom? Can it perhaps be possible and yes anything is indeed possible that we can evolve as a human race to mass awakening of things we never thought were possible?
Let’s just imagine for a moment that everything we have thought to be true was really a lie and everything we thought was a lie was actually true? What if what we are going through was to prepare us to evolve to another phase of life? Right now we are all in the same boat so to speak. We are all trying to stay healthy, cooking more at home and spending quality time with our families. This doesn’t sound so bad actually. We have slowed down the work oriented idea that we must stay so busy doing instead of just being. Some of us are having a hard time with staying still and relaxing into that process. We have been so conditioned that we must constantly be on the go and this has shocked us a bit to be told you can’t now.
Perhaps the rest of this concept can help heal our planet as there aren’t as many cars polluting our environment? I have friends in Italy that have confirmed that the Venice canals have gone crystal clear and fish are coming back into them now. Perhaps this experience will teach us the importance of health, freedom and start to show us what is truth to help us grow into a new way of living.
We are standing still right now in this moment in time for a reason. Looking at from a positive aspect is a choice and I feel a much better alternative than dwelling on the opposite of that. As long as our basic needs are being met during this time period that is all that really matters right now. If we can all strive to do this in our lives, we can be a ripple in a pond for others and this will help us all through this crisis.
What is most important as we can see is health, without it we have nothing. We cannot work, play, socialize or do anything that life offers without health. Health is not just in our bodies, but also our mental and spiritual health is just as important. If we are living in fear as we can see in others right now, then that is not healthy for your mind and may cause you to do irrational things like hoard toilet paper. If you are feeling anxiety over your health it can cause you to become depressed and that isn’t good for your spirit and overall well being. Balance is the key to staying healthy. I believe this and practice it daily and even wrote a book on it.
Attacking, blaming, pointing fingers and spreading fear and negativity is NOT what is needed right now. It will not help this situation at all, in fact all it does is keep fear growing and sets us back from possibly evolving into an unknown territory that could be totally wonderful. I know everyone has an opinion and we can all see them. The world in some ways has gotten smaller. I choose to soak my mind, body and spirit with nothing but healthy thoughts, food and love right now. I suggest you try this and the first step in doing so is to concentrate on your own lives and heal yourself first. This may sound selfish, but its not. It’s actually good for us all because we are all connected in the same boat. You could be an inspiration to someone watching that needs to see it firsthand right now. Focus your thoughts on creativity instead of constant dribble coming from others. If you do have something to say, try to make it positive. Stop bashing and blaming what’s happening on others and start focusing your thoughts on healing yourself during this isolation period. I send you all nothing but healing love and blessings during this timethat is standing still.
It’s been a while since my last blog due to many ups and downs life has been throwing at us recently. In fact, I have been thinking about not blogging at all anymore since most of you prefer livestreams. Then I realized this month marked our 10 year anniversary of this blog. I started this blog when Ronn did the “Dancing with the Stars” in Italy, and wanted it to chronicle our adventures. So I will let you tell me if we should continue with it or not now.
This new decade started out pretty good and then a few dear friends suddenly passed away and put me into a bit of a depression. First there was the Internet buzzing about my longtime dear friend, Julie Strain’s death. I had just returned from Europe and was a bit jet lagged, but something about this just didn’t seem right and I decided to listen to my gut and got in touch with her boyfriend who confirmed this was just not true. Julie, as most of you know has early dementia due to a terrible horseback riding accident in her early 20s that left her with partial amnesia. Julie lost most of her teenage memories and had to relearn a lot of things about her life. Nevertheless, Julie was bigger than life, standing six feet one with a strong personality as a pinup model, actress and photographer, with a legion of fans who love her. Her health has been slowly declining the past few years, and I was one of the few people allowed to see her a couple years ago when I learned of her demise. So it was indeed shocking to hear all over the Internet that she was dead and no one had told me? It was a good thing I listened to my intuition because it was totally false. Many friends had been saying that her death was already listed on Wikipedia and that the Hollywood reporter had printed it, so it must me true. Wrong! Just because its in the news or printed in a magazine does not make it true obviously.
Shortly after recovering from that, another dear friend really did pass away and I was deeply saddened and shocked by his death. Artist, Jon Hul’s sudden death from a stroke at age 62 threw me into a bit of a deep depression. Jon had such a vibrant, joyful personality and had done many paintings of me over the past twenty years we had been friends. He was also a great drummer and had attended many of our jam parties and played music with Ronn and the boys who all loved him. I simply couldn’t put into words how much Jon Hul meant to me and at that time was too overwhelmed with emotion to even try. We had barely returned home and I felt like life was throwing too much emotion my way to process all at once.
Jon’s death wasn’t sudden for his family, they had been hoping he would survive this, as he was in ICU for nearly a month and all through the holiday season. In fact, he had his stroke the day we had left for Europe and his daughter was trying to get in touch with me and I had no idea because I was traveling so much. I felt crushed to have not known of their struggles during the holidays and what they must have been going through.
Ronn went through losing a few friends that he was also close to and this put us both into a bit of a funk. He lost a high school friend and then soon afterwards learned of the tragic death of actor Orson Bean. Orson was the husband of his “Bold and Beautiful” co-star Alley Mills. He was hit by two cars crossing the street! Then there was dearly beloved, Lee Philip Bell who was the co-creator of “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and The Beautiful.” Her death really did feel like the end of an era for Ronn. I can’t tell you how many times he would say he wanted to see her and have lunch with her over the years, but somehow that never seemed possible given our travels, her health and other circumstances. However, she was in his heart and mind and the desire was there.
Life throws us curve balls in all areas leaving us living sometimes in fear instead of love. How we deal with this isn’t so easy at times. Sometimes other things make our deepest desires difficult to achieve. Maybe we feel like reaching out, but fear creeps in? Relationships can be difficult at times and emotions can put us in moods that we often can’t cope with ourselves, much less want to put on others. I believe in trying to live mostly in love rather than fear. Its not always easy to train your mind to turn off the fear of immortality, the fear of losing someone your love or the general fear that everyday life poses. The reality is always up to how you choose to perceive life. How you choose to live it and how you choose to handle your emotions.
Most of you know how much I believe in balance. This is the essence of what my book, “True Age, Timeless Beauty” was all about. Many of you who have read that little book touched me with comments on how much that book helped get your life in balance and as you know I’m writing the follow up to that book, “True Wisdom, Timeless Spirit” that I intend to give to you all for free! This is all about keeping life in balance when shit is being thrown at you and fear starts to creep in. It’s about getting through the ups and downs life throws at you like the death of loved ones and the crisis’ that may hit you from time to time in every area of life. How do you pick yourself up and go on? How do you deal with the fear of a health crisis? This is the essence of what life is all about and helping each other through life’s struggles is what’s really important. If I can do a little part in helping you with that then this ultimately helps us all for we are all in this together anyway, right?
It’s been a week since we have been home after being in Italy for the past six months. And the longest time we have ever been away from home. These past months have been extremely busy and productive for us, as well as, fun! We have fallin in love with beautiful Italy more than ever! How could you not? Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, that’s more apparent to us since we have experienced so many regions from the north to the south on this trip. Italy has had a love affair with Ronn for over 30 years. He did his first movie in Sicily and “The Bold and The Beautiful” was extremely popular there. It’s become apparent, that Italy’s love for Ronn has only grown and spending this time in Italy has made this very obvious. So we are falling in love all over again with each other and with Italy.
We also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and decided to again renew our vows in another part of Italy that both Ronn and I had not experienced before, which was Calabria. I had always dreamed of renewing our vows in Santorini, Greece, but the closer it came to our anniversary, the busier Ronn seemed to be with concerts and press. We also wanted to celebrate with a few Italian friends like his band, “The Men In Black.” And since they had a concert in Calabria, we decided to do our renewal there. Daniela Corti planned this exquisite event so elegantly with my favorite color scheme of lavender and white roses and orchids. All the details were fine tuned with precisely what I asked for and was simple yet elegant in style and decor. Our dear friend, Laura Demola brought us to tears as she officiated our ceremony with a beautiful poem. I couldn’t have asked for anything more beautiful or romantic to celebrate our milestone and we feel like newlyweds all over again!
Ronn’s first concert tour in Italy was such a success that he’s been invited to come back in December to do a few symphony orchestra holiday concerts. We had planned on staying home this Christmas, but now our time at home is being cut short and the amount of things that we need to do is crammed into just a few weeks. As most you know, I believe balance is the key to sustaining a stress free life. My book, “True Age, Timeless Beauty” was all about getting life in balance. I’m now working on the follow up to that book entitled, “True Wisdom, Timeless Spirit.” This book is about keeping life in balance and I plan to give it to you for free! Right now, my focus is balancing our home and our health in these few weeks we are home. And as result of this, we have placed our beautiful custom one of a kind Lake Arrowhead home up for auction on November 14. Ronn is even thinking of throwing in his beloved Porsche Panamera!
I think as we get older, a desire for a more simplistic life becomes a priority. We want less things to deal with and more freedom to enjoy our lives. I have become disenchanted with home repairs, tenant complaints, property taxes and all the things that go into owning real estate. I want to change our lives so that we have no ties and more room to spend time as we have been doing in various countries. I also believe change is good and helps the universe guide you to greater things. Ronn performing with a 50 piece symphony orchestra was getting him out of his comfort zone and into a new and exciting adventure that seems to be growing rapidly.
This new change of season is also a major turning point in our lives and I’m already fallin in love again with all the new and exciting things on the horizon. I miss live chatting with all of you and hope to get back to that soon. And Ronn is looking forward to finally rehearsing Ronn Moss’ PLAYER and debuting them soon. The current fires in Santa Clarita prevented the band from rehearsing this week because drummer, Jimmy Carnelli had to evacuate. We know how anxious you are to see them perform in the USA and we are too! In the meantime, we will continue to keep you posted on all the new and exciting things coming for you to fall in love again with too!
It’s been an amazing summer with Ronn touring all over Italy for his “USA Meets Italy” concert debut. We have been enjoying the beauty and uniqueness that only Italy has to offer in each region of this gorgeous country. Needless to say, my Italian has improved and I can get by with basics at a restaurant and in everyday life and even speak with people who only speak Italian with basic introductory conversation.
Spending quality time in Italy has been an amazing adventure with both culture and food from each region. We have spent quite a bit of time in our home base of Puglia and we have fallen in love with the food and wine of this region. The weather in Puglia reminds us of being home because its close to the sea, so there is usually a breeze happening and its much cooler than parts of Italy that are not close to the sea, which can be unbearable in the summertime.
Ronn has had concerts in the Tuscan region and their food and wine is just as amazing, but completely different. The Tuscan region is more meat oriented and ironically the last time we ate meat was “steak florentine” in Tuscany, which was amazing; however we stopped eating meat completely, but still eat fish, so the Puglia region is more seafood oriented and better for us.
Our recent journey to Forte Dei Marmi was truly memorable. Ronn had a concert at one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs, “LaCapannina” built in the 1920’s where artists like Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Gloria Gaynor have performed. Forte Dei Marmi is also the home of Andrea Bocelli, who we had the pleasure of meeting at his annual midsummer gala event on his private beach at “Alpemare” where he also had a concert that included performances with his 21 year old son, Matteo.
Ronn was asked to sing a song and chose to sing the infamous Ed Sheeran song “Perfect.” Matteo also did a duet of this song with his father singing the English part of it and so he decided to do his father’s part in Italian for the first time with Ronn. This was totally spontaneous and unrehearsed, but so heartfelt and under the most gorgeous full moon made it even more romantic and enchanting.
Coincidentally, Ronn’s guitarist Marcello and drummer Eugenio were asked to play with Bocelli that evening after their stellar performance at the “LaCapannina.” So it seemed like the stars were lining up for Ronn to sing and many people have indeed been curious to see him perform, which is why we have started this world tour in Italy. Ronn had a concert lined up to do with his band, “The Bad” in Estonia the following week and the day before Bocelli’s concert there, so there were several coincidences leading up to meeting and collaborating with Borcelli on many new things now for the future. Turns out, Bocelli is a big soccer fan and legendary soccer player, Paolo Rossi came to Ronn’s concert and Bocelli wanted to meet him. It was really ironic that Paolo and Bocelli lived a few blocks away from each other in Forte Dei Marmi, but had never met. This led to another spontaneous jam session with Andrea playing piano and all of them singing together, while visiting Bocelli at his home. These coincidences have made our visit to Forte Dei Marmi truly memorable and there is no doubt we will be going back now next summer for another concert at the “LaCapannina.” Ronn has a concert in Perugia in mid September and a symphony orchestra concert in Puglia that we are looking forward to in a couple weeks. There are also plans for a concert in Sicily around our 10 year anniversary at the end of September, so our adventure isn’t over quite yet!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged and that’s because of all the traveling we have been doing the past few months, along with poor Internet connections. It’s been quite a whirlwind with all the preparations that have gone into the tour production of the “USA Meets Italy” concerts, but they have launched with great success.
In between concerts, the crew must breakdown the production to set up in other parts of Italy, while Ronn does press and appearances in between. So many more dates are currently being added throughout Italy, some with the full production and some in romantic acoustic settings throughout the 21 regions of Italy. The response has been overwhelming great that we are now adding more dates for next summer!
As most of you know, Ronn has had quite a unique love affair with Italy for over 30 years and this is the first time they are getting to see him perform live in concert as a musician and singer. As a result of the success, we are remaining in Italy for an extensive period of time to move to different regions with this production comfortably from the northern part of Tuscany to the southern part of Puglia, where we are based for the tour and down to Sicily.
Needless to say, my Italian is improving daily and we are loving every minute of being in our seconda casa of Italia. Ronn is working on new music and singing new classic songs in Italian and we are working on upcoming film and TV projects for next year in between concert dates. You can stay on top of those things by going to his website. So we are indeed keeping busy, but also having fun seeing many new parts of Italy. It’s been quite a journey revealing more of Ronn for so many fans who knew him only as Ridge and not as a musician. We are looking forward to sharing many more surprises with music and acting projects as they are rapidly developing. Check out the new Ronn Moss’ PLAYER official website for all the latest with music gigs and for the debut of Ronn Moss’ PLAYER this fall!
Starting over in a brand new year and its already flying by at sonic type speed, or at least it feels this way. We seem to be saying hello and goodbye to so many friends these days. Some due to the amount of traveling we have been experiencing, others due to their time with us on planet earth. It seems time is moving faster than ever, maybe its because we are growing older and trying to cram so much into each and every day that we have? Or maybe its because we are experiencing new adventures and its just time to say goodbye to some people and hello to new people?
Like many fans of Kristoff St. John, I was sad to hear of his untimely passing. He was a lovely man and very much loved by so many. He was just too young to die so suddenly. I was a big fan of Y&R and watched that soap more than any other. It brought back fond memories of watching it with my now deceased mom. So as a fan who grew up watching soaps, I understand what some characters mean to many of you. I think my love of soaps manifested my marrying a major soap star like Ronn and becoming a producer on “The Bay.” I am indeed a true fan at heart of this genre. We grow up watching these characters daily and they become part of our family.
Attending Kristoff’s memorial was surreal for me because I was reunited with a longtime dear friend, a friend I had not seen in nearly two decades. In fact, the last time I talked to Kristoff was about this friend because someone told me she had died and that broke my heart. We had parted on strange terms and there were things left unsaid, things that we both didn’t understand after being so close for so long. So in a strange way, Kristoff brought us back together today and that’s a beautiful thing. His passing reminds us that we should tell the people we love that we love them today because tomorrow is not promised.
Ronn and I have been traveling alot lately to Europe because he was preparing an extensive music tour for the first time there. There was never time before now to stay in Europe and rehearse with a band to prepare for this type of tour before because he was so tied to the studios of CBS for his role as “Ridge Forrester” on B&B. The kids were growing up and now that they are off on their own, we are finally free to do all the things we wanted to do, but couldn’t. As most of you already know, Ronn is loved around the world and simply adored in Italy. So it was fitting to start this tour there. Saying hello to many fans throughout Italy as he prepared for the debut of this summer tour. I was lucky to have spent alot of time on the “Purple Rain” tour with Prince, but I never knew firsthand what goes into preparing for something of this magnitude before now. There is the production of lights and the stage, along with visuals and technicians that takes a live show on the road. It isn’t much different from a theatrical production, but a lot more intense in terms of sound of course.
Ronn is enjoying the process of going back to his musical roots and gearing up to show a side of himself that the Italians haven’t seen. I am extremely excited for whats ahead this summer! It seems many of you are excited also. He is also releasing a new single next month in Italy called “Quando Quando.” Tomorrow we take off to Australia for the next month for an acoustic type of tour with Jawn Star. Speaking of Jawn Star, his “Beatle” band, ‘The Long and Winding Road” just added former “Cars” guitarist, Elliot Easton to their lineup. Jawn Star was in “PLAYER” for 10 years and now is gearing up for “Ronn Moss’ PLAYER” that will start touring later this year. The boys were celebrating Ronn’s birthday and REO Speedwagon guitarist, Dave Amato’s birthday this weekend with a jam party. Dave was also PLAYER’s guitarist at one time and a longtime friend who has celebrated many birthdays with Ronn since they are one day apart. We now look forward to so much more later this fall when we debut Ronn Moss’ PLAYER.
I think saying hello or goodbye to anything means a fresh start to something on the horizon. You can’t travel any path unless you are willing to say goodbye to something in order to say hello to something new. So whether they are tears of joy, sorrow or anticipation, hello or goodbye shall be a part of the road ahead for all of us.
On our last day of 2018, we are in such gratitude for so many blessings, primarily the fact that Ronn will be regrouping his band PLAYER with a new lineup, as Ronn Moss’ PLAYER after prevailing in the trademark battle concerning the name. It’s so great to see how excited so many of you are that he will be performing with Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli again in addition to a new guitarist in 2019!
There are new social media pages for Ronn Moss’ PLAYER so you guys can follow the progress of when and where they will be, so please check them out on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. Ronn will have a new Ronn Moss’ PLAYER website coming out soon, but first we are finishing up a brand new Ronn Moss website to kick off all the tour dates coming for Italy, Australia and Europe. Since Ronn is so booked up overseas, it will be a while before he can debut this band with a proper tour. In the meantime, we can have fun keeping you guessing on who the newest member of this lineup is and tease you with snippets of what’s coming!
Ronn Moss PLAYER will combine Ronn’s favorite classic rock songs in addition to PLAYER songs and will give you the same harmonies and blue-eye soulful music that they are known for. This is an amazing lineup of musicians because all of them sing and play multiple instruments. Thank you guys so much for sticking by us through this transition, it really meant a lot to know how much you cared for what Ronn had to go through. But we know that these types of things only make us stronger and even better than before. The most important thing is that a wrongful thing was corrected and as we move into 2019, we do it with pure joy and excitement of all the good things we know it will bring now. Wishing you all a blessed New Year!
Another year has flown by in a flash and so much has been going on in the world of DevRonn here. We have been dividing our time between Los Angeles and Europe lately, as Ronn has been preparing for his worldwide music tour in 2019! This is going to be one awesome tour and we will kick it off down under in Australia starting in March! Tour dates for Europe will be posted in mid February after Ronn makes an appearance in Sanremo with a few major surprises! We are again spending Christmas in Rome, but coming back home for NYE.
Many of you know Ronn’s band “PLAYER” has been in a dispute over the trademark and that has finally settled, which has been a total victory for us moving into 2019. Ronn will form his own version of “PLAYER,” as to not confuse fans and it will be Ronn Moss’ PLAYER to tour later in 2019, due to his already hectic tour schedule worldwide. Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli will rejoin him and we are adding a new surprise to this killer lineup that will be doing PLAYER songs, as well as, classic rock favorites!
Many other projects are now forming, including a romantic comedy film we are producing that Ronn will star in and film in Italy next May and another epic TV series for Amazon Prime that we are co-executive producers on and super excited about. This is a political drama that will be a very serious series. We also have “The Bay The Series” airing its forth season on Amazon next week and we so thrilled to see the scenes we were co-executive producers on that was shot in Belgium last year. So there are many DevRonn projects to look forward to in 2019 and beyond! Considering all the chaos in our world today, we look forward to a quiet holiday season filled with the love of good friends and family that we are so thankful to have healthy and thriving into this new year full of promise and hope. On that note, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
The summer has been flying by and Player has been consumed with rehearsals for their upcoming Australian tour in November. However, they have a rare east coast appearance in Annapolis, Maryland on August 23rd and unfortunately I won’t be there. I will be making a rare appearance of my own in Long Beach for Glamourcon.
Today is also Player’s lead singer and songwriter Peter Beckett’s birthday and I must say he is just getting better with age. His voice is phenomenal and if you haven’t seen Player I suggest you take this opportunity to get your tickets to this rare performance now!
Player’s newest video “Man On Fire” was written by Peter Beckett and guitarist Rob Math and will also be featured in the upcoming movie 411. They will be singing this song along with other new songs from their latest CD, “Too Many Reasons” including the title track.
We have been putting snippets of their rehearsals up for you to get to know the other band members. Jawn Star on vocals and keyboards, Rob Math on guitar and vocals, and our newest member, Jimmy Carnelli on drums. Player was recently featured on General Hospital and Celebrity Wife Swap and has been invited to appear on Hallmark’s “Home and Family Show” soon.
Also look for Player in an upcoming issue of Westlake Magazine. These bad boys are back and better than ever and I am so happy they are getting out there for you to see them now. I’ve had the privilege of seeing them in our garage on a regular basis and know you won’t be disappointed.
I wanted to warn you guys of this hosting site 24/7 Hosting as I’ve been with them for years on a dedicated server for most of our sites. Their site was hacked during the summer while we were traveling and they didn’t alert us at all. They restored the sites back to an old backup file which caused us to lose valuable data such as three episodes of Ronn’s Garage. Our sites were also loading very slowly and we were getting complaints by visitors on this.
It was hard to add back those shows because Ronn was on tour and we had to wait til he had a break to upload those lost shows. Thank God he had them and we were able to do that otherwise there would have been lost forever due to their negligence. Instead of at least giving me a free month’s of hosting they wanted to give a discount for a few months and suggested I upgrade to a more expensive dedicated server with more space.
After doing some research I found a better and faster hosting service called, Singlehop. So we made our switch to Singlehop and I noticed that 24/7 charged me for another month’s service after I already moved. I alerted them that I wanted a refund and heard nothing back. Then I strongly stated they refund me or I would dispute this charge as I was no longer with them. They finally responded and refunded me the majority of what was charged of which I was somewhat happy.
I then discovered my woman to woman website was down in the server switch and the content had not migrated over to the new server and brought this to 24/7’s attention. They basically said, you are no longer a customer and have been refunded per your request so we can’t help you! Can you believe this is how they treated a long time customer who decided to leave them?
Now as a result I can’t get my content from their server and I’m hoping that webmaster Gea has a backup of the the site to restore to the new server. The lesson here is to always backup and protect your sites with strong hosting. In the event you lose your data due to hackers or stupidity such as 24/7, you are then covered. It almost made me sick to think that I’d lost all my hard work in the blink of an eye just like that.
So DO NOT go with 24/7 they suck and don’t treat their customers very well especially when you decide to leave them.
This has truly been the most magical birthday ever for me and I’ve been celebrating it the entire month of June. Kicking it off with the success of the Canyon Club’s Player performance and extending it to our seconda casa in Roma, Firenze and Venezia with some of our most cherished friends. 50 was always a number I was afraid of in the past because my mom died of breast cancer at that age. I had times when I thought I wouldn’t make it in life to see that number and now I’m so happy and vibrant with my life that it’s indeed just a number to me. I think I will truly love my 50s and will never forget all the love and celebration surrounding this birthday.
The profound synchronicity of events, people and places that we have experienced during this trip is too much to put in mere words. I feel like the universe has bestowed an array of beautiful gifts, new friendships and love that I just can’t explain. Only to say it’s been pure magic. The fact that we had a huge full moon to boot with me being the ultimate Cancer moon child was no coincidence. It was meant to be a sign that my thoughts, passion and love of life will continue to flourish and I plan to give even more of myself to this world with great eagerness and compassion.
It’s always been my desire to make my life have meaning beyond mere success of just what I’ve chosen to do in this lifetime. I want to leave something behind that is much bigger than me and nothing is more important to me than giving back to those in need. I so admire women like Audrey Hepburn who did that in spades during her lifetime. So I believe this birthday of my turning a half of a century will mark what my new clear path is from now on and that is to continue to inspire and enlighten others through example. This is a true blessing to have my life take this new path now.
Because of this new path I have developed a new website for women that is about other dynamic women of this world that are making a difference and it’s called woman to woman. I’m happy to launch it with two amazing women that have already made such great marks on society in this world, supermodel, Kelly Emberg and Hollywood icon, Mamie Van Doren. So please take a look at www.womantowoman.tv and leave a comment on what you think.
Here are a few photos from our trip to gorgeous Venezia and our stop in Firenze for the Laura Biagiotti Doll Collection presentation, which was absolutely amazing! Always the perfect ending to our stay in Roma is when we spend time with our beloved Lavinia and Laura Biagiotti, whom we think of as family. Thank you as always for your wonderful hospitality and for the birthday blessings you have given to me on this milestone. A new Ronn’s Garage is coming with more details from our trip!