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Monday, August 21 - 2000
A Really Nice Drawing
Gord sent me a drawing he did of MC from the Butterfly insert.
He says it doesn't look very much like Mariah, but i think it's good... Especially since I can't draw worth beans! great work Gord and thanks for sharing it with us!


Monday, August 21 - 2000
Cool Artwork!
Frances Casareno wrote me this:

hi I'm trying to get a lot of my artworks up on the internet, here are some samples of them. there are some more different ones at this site that was created by me and my friend, All~Time Queens of Pop
I hope you post this up at you site.
My name's Francess Leana Casareno and my friend is Wendy Ramos. Thanks.

Be sure to visit their site and check out the cool art!
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Here's some of
Frances' artwork!


Monday, August 21 - 2000
One heck of a Mariah Horoscope!!!
Mssfijunke sends me this really intense horoscope.

Mariah Carey

'Shrinking violet' is not a term that describes Aries Mariah Carey. The songbird in the short, short dress knows that glam plus vocal prowess equals megasuccess. Even so, life wasn't always so simple for this diva, who penned tunes in high school in the hopes of being recognized by someone in the music business. Her dream came true thanks to Sony honcho Tommy Mottola, who saw promise in the young singer and signed her right up. Tommy married Mariah, too, but that deal turned out to be less than successful. Numerous hit albums and Grammy Awards later, Mariah continues to dazzle her fans while being escorted around town by some of celebrity's most eligible bachelors (including the Yankees' Derek Jeter, Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Luis Miguel).

Birth Details:
March 27, 1970
New York, New York
Born under an Aries Sun, Carey is a feisty and independent woman who wants to be the best. Can you say competitive? The songstress is an 'A' student in the school of 'Me First,' and much to her credit, has the enthusiasm and initiative to be front-page news. With her Sun Conjunct Mercury, Mariah's will to act is further strengthened. Nervous energy is the order of the day here -- both good and bad. Carey's Sun and Mercury both find themselves Opposite Uranus, the Planet of Rebellion, in this chart. The Sun's Opposition to Uranus is anything but subtle, presenting us with a woman who is willful to the point of being dictatorial. Mercury's Opposition to Uranus sounds off in the form of inconsistent ideas, radical points of view and myriad controversies. The singer's actions will get her into trouble from time to time, but she'll get a lot done, too.

Thanks to her Mercury in Aries, New York's finest won't always think before she speaks. That may be why she's quick to talk about a very familiar subject -- herself! Yes, marvelous Mariah is fast on her feet, loves to mix it up and is a formidable foe in a verbal joust. With her Venus in Aries as well (the Ram really does love this girl!), Ms. Carey can be a bit selfish in the game of love. The singer is aggressive and competitive when it comes to love, although she is also deliciously sociable and delightfully romantic. This placement further indicates that Carey is likely to spend her money as quickly as she makes it. Lastly, with her Venus unaspected in the heavens (making no aspects to any planets or points), look for Carey's romantic persona to be somewhat disconnected from the rest of her self.

It's Mars in Taurus which brings Carey back to terra firma. The Bull's meeting with the Planet of Passion signals strength and determination, but of a more measured and purposeful variety. The songstress will get the things she wants (like money), albeit in due course. Since Mars is Conjunct to stern Saturn here, Carey will see to it that she's always got a plan and is working it. Mariah? Working it? Ask her fans! Heres the Mariahs report:
Section 1: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation Sun in Aries:

You are a person who thrives on challenge, and you often feel that you must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but your own strength, intelligence, and courage. You believe in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are your gods, and you have no sympathy for weakness of character in others.

You crave the freedom to do things in your own way, and you work very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not your style. You like to be the chief -or to go it alone.

You love action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then you are always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes, bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to you. You are not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though you may be seen as a fool sometimes, you also discover, invent, and initiate things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following your own star are the breath of life for you, and you wilt (or get very frustrated and angry) if you cannot do this.

You are spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. You believe in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and you think of yourself as a strong person -even invincible. You hate being ill or in any way in a position of dependency. Accepting your own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for you.

You are basically aggressive in your attitudes and have less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often you are so fired up about your own projects or goals that you inadvertently run over or ignore other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas, and feelings would go a long way in improving your relationships. Your impatience to get on with things causes you to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. You also frequently try to accomplish your ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. You would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but your energetic, restless nature rarely allows you to do this.

Sun Conjunct Mercury:

You tend to see things from your perspective only and to be rather subjective. You also enjoy talking and expressing your views but you don't always listen as well. You have a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and need constant mental stimulation and activity.

Sun Quincunx Jupiter: You occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend yourself in ways that may be quite at odds with your usual way of doing things. Exaggerating your accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up your own self-esteem can be a problem. However, you also have faith and an optimistic side, which enable you to recover from the negative consequences of your excesses, and to learn from them.

Sun Opposition Uranus: If you are following your true nature, your life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial, full of insecurity and excitement. You cannot and will not be forced into some pre-set mold, and you find it difficult to conform. Your offbeat interests and tastes lead you into ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. You have a very creative, inventive streak.

Section 2: Mental Interests and Abilities Mercury in Aries: Outspoken and direct, you are always eager to express your ideas and opinions and don't mind opposing the consensus and stirring up a little controversy. You have fresh, original ideas and much enthusiasm for anything new and untried, but once the novelty has worn off, you are interested in another new idea or project. You never seem to have enough time to do all you want to. You are very honest, speak decisively and convincingly about things you believe in, and are unable to pretend to agree with someone if you honestly don't. You may be somewhat deficient in tact.

Mercury Opposition Uranus: You have a brilliant, inventive mind, and your sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable you to understand concepts very quickly. At times your mind dances from one subject to the next so rapidly that you cannot thoroughly take in and digest any of them. You get bored and restless, and you intellectually rebel against too much tedium. You may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because you like to be open to inspiration and be spontaneous. You could invent or discover something truly original, unique, or unheard of.

Mercury Conjunct Saturn/N. Node
You form your own conclusion about things and may have some difficulty in exchanging your thoughts and ideas with others, although they regard your ideas as having a good foundation. Most of your conversations tend to have a serious overtone.

Uranus Opposition Sun/Mercury
You are mentally alive and tend to think and speak hastily. At times you may start out with one idea but then wind up with something completely different. You have a natural talent for mathematics, science, technology and certain branches of the occult.

Section 3: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance Venus in Aries:
Your love feelings and desires are easily aroused but it may be difficult to sustain your romantic interest in a relationship after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". You enjoy a partner who is dynamic and alive, someone with a strong independent streak, and you do not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. You want to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if that means instigating a fight.

Venus Conjunct Sun/Saturn You tend to suppress your feelings and approach other people with great reserve. You may feel lonesome, but unable to bridge the gap between you and others. But once you enter a relationship, you will be faithful and steady in your feelings for your partner.

Venus Opposition Jupiter/Uranus Your attraction to someone may come very suddenly and you love the excitement of a new love. But your attachments may be less than conventional, you change them quickly, and are likely to have many affairs. You may not be very selective in your contacts.

Section 4: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals Mars in Taurus:
Once you set your mind on a goal, your dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. You pursue your ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, you labor patiently and steadfastly until you achieve what you want -or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. You are a reliable, consistent, and productive worker, and often shoulder more of the workload than your co-workers, usually without complaint. The nitty-gritty work often falls to you. You prefer a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to your success because once you get started in a certain direction, is easy for you to follow it through to its completion. Getting started is more difficult. You have a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for you to overcome before you get going. Once you get a momentum going, your energy level is strong and steady.

You are interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievement. You need to have some tangible product or contribution to show for your efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what you do. Your stamina and persistence is your great strength but it can also work against you; you can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. You also tend to play it safe, and to limit yourself in that way.

Mars Conjunct Saturn: You are very serious about reaching your goals and feel that keeping your nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. Hard work, persistent effort, and concentration upon a single objective are the ways you achieve your aims in life. You exercise great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what you desire. You meet obstacles stoically and will struggle patiently through difficult circumstances. You feel that you must rely on yourself alone, that it's all on your shoulders, and you can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much from yourself and others. Often you hold yourself back, doubting your own power and ability. You may feel that you meet great resistance whenever you try to assert yourself or take initiative, and that is very frustrating to you. However, you have the power of endurance and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.

Mars Opposition Moon/Jupiter Pluto Opposition Mercury/N. Node You have a strong desire to be intellectually superior to everyone and your words of wisdom are likely to be heard by many. Persuading or influencing others is easy for you, but you also are inclined to be ruthless at times.

Section 5: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy Jupiter in Scorpio: Your strength lies in your unwillingness to settle for superficiality or shallowness in any area of your life. You are unafraid of going to extremes and experiencing the depths. The mysterious and the unknown are very attractive to you. Your intuitive understanding of others' inner drives and motivations is highly developed also.

Jupiter Opposition Venus/Mars You are vivacious and strongly attracted to the opposite sex. You are able to give and receive love and are concerned that your partner enjoy the relationship as much as you do. You have a strong need for affection and are likely to have happy relationships.

Jupiter Conjunct Uranus/Neptune You always seem to be in a state of hope and expectation, but tend to rely on others to help you along. Your luck or good fortune could come in strange ways, and you accept what comes your way without thinking much about it.

Section 6: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You Saturn in Taurus: You either overvalue or undervalue your possessions and assets. You can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. You may deny yourself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of your labors. You may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times you feel that you do not have "enough" to make you feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) you have!

Jupiter Opposition Saturn: You tend to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. You need to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve your dreams and desires for a better life.

Saturn Quincunx Uranus: The side of you that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with your urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension due to this, and at times you find it hard to relax. You may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on yourself, in an attempt to strictly control your "wild" impulses. Your task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in your life. Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which you instinctively and habitually revert to when under stress - a mostly unconscious process and one which you are apt to overdo because it is so familiar and thus easy for you. The direction you need to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.

N. Node in Pisces: Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance your deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, you are apt to try to rigorously analyze and to focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and you can easily become problem-oriented, losing sight of the big picture and of what is working. Learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. Let your feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use your imagination and let your dreams emerge!

Section 7: Generational Influences: Your Age Group The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group Pluto in Virgo: You are part of a 15 year group of people that are driven by the need to find an ethical standard and a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong. There is a subconscious drive to straighten out all the world's evils and create a world of perfect order. There is a feeling of repulsion to anything ugly, dirty, or grotesque. Oddly enough, there is also often a fascination with these very things that are so distasteful, and often a feeling of hopelessness and despair about the world's condition. These inner, emotional and conflicting qualities are reflected in the attitudes and life styles of your generation. Most people of your age group are conservative and ethical, and a small minority goes to the opposite extreme and relishes being strange or unusual in appearance, and sloppy or even grotesque in manners and appearance. There seems to be no middle ground for your generation.

Usually, the rebellious type of behavior comes out during adolescence, and tends to subside thereafter, and your age group tends to be very conservative in later life. Your age group is not very good at compromising and tends to have strong ideas about what is right and what is wrong. There is a strong feeling that you must extinguish evil in the world. Certainly, fostering good works is very commendable, but a categorical and simple-minded response to complex issues is not helpful. Your age group will undergo great transformations in attitudes regarding Good and Evil and will swing to great extremes. Your generation will also make great contributions in the areas of medicine and nutrition, ecology, and education.

The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group Neptune in Sagittarius: You are part of a 14 year group of people that are extremely idealistic and farsighted in their dreams. Your age group is very liberal and expansive in outlook, and consequently churches become much more flexible and more eclectic in their approach during your life time. Religions that do not adapt to the broad-minded attitude of your age group simply are unable to attract very much interest and involvement from you. A great deal of metaphysical musing and speculation is evident in your age group, and there is a very strong interest in all manner of psychic phenomena, UFO's, prophecy, etc. This interest will open many new doors and insights, but will also often lead to a great deal of fantasizing and speculation that is taken more seriously than it should be.

What is New and Different in Your Age Group Uranus in Libra: You are part of a 7 year group of people who strive for greater equality in relationships. You treat parents, children, and spouses much more like friends and equals than other generations do, and many of you will experiment with alternative marriage styles that allow for greater freedom and equality in relationships.

Monday, August 21 - 2000
Mariah's Best Side Is Her Back Side (?)
From REQUEST Magazine -

Millions want to know:

Will diva serve a burger with that shake?

On a recent glamour shoot with a celebrated fashion photographer, Mariah Carey requested that as many pictures as possible be taken of her 'good side.' The shutterbug was flummoxed, wondering exactly what Mariah meant, until she turned around and stuck her pooper right in the photog's face. This may also explain why the folks at BBC's Radio One are auctioning a toilet seat that the former Mrs. Mottola used when she visited the station earlier this year. With an eye toward auctioning it for charity, the clever Brits unscrewed the very throne upon which Mariah had bestowed her grace."

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Ummm, can you say 'Rude'??

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Download the AAO with Westlife Video!!
Search no more! Thanks to Elin we have a place to download it from! Click here for the video!

Make sure to thank Elin by visiting her site, Mariah Online It's a great site!

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Against All Odds with Westlife Video Captures
On Regina's site, there are some cool AAO vid captures made by Liron. Unfortunatly Xoom, the site they are hosted on, doesn't allow linking to files so you have to cut and paste the address into the address bar. Here are some previews. Go to Regina's site to view the captures!

WildCatHG's Too Cool Mariah Carey Page!
P.S: There are also some captures on Elin's site, 'Mariah Online'



Monday, August 21 - 2000
My First Day!!

Hi Everyone!! Today's my first day as the 'Diary Update Personel'. Please let me know how you think I'm doing. =o) Please, also, send me all kinds of news and pictures and stuff so I can impress Anderz! LOL! Incase you've missed it, my e-mail is khandiland99@aol.com

- Candice <3

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Help chop!
I have a very nice friend in USA whos name is Candice, and from now on she will be helping me with this site. She will try out a few weeks with making news and see if she can do it. So from tomorrow please send news, photos, drawings, artworks and more and more to Candice at her email which is:

KhandiLand99@aol.com

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Magazines of the week.
Jenn is the nicest girl because she told me the magazines Mariah is in this week!
Dos and Don'ts Magazine by Glamour (Fall 2000)
Rolling Stones (August 31st)
Teen People (September 2000)
Fresh (September 2000)
J-14 (September 2000)
Globe (August 22, 2000)
Cosmopolitan (August 2000)
InStyle (August 2000)
BlackBeat Magazine (October Issue)
Sunday, August 20 - 2000
The cutest girl you ever saw!
I got these news from my Mariah 4 partner http://www.mcarchives.com/ (Mariah Archives, new location now!)
YOUNG BRAZILIAN ACTRESS CAST TO "ALL THAT GLITTERS" FILM
After the departure of the child actress Bianca Collins from the cast of the film "All That Glitters", a Brazilian actress was chosen to portray the character of Mariah Carey at a young age. This young actresses' name is Isabel Gomes.

Isabel is a Brazilian native of 11 years of age, that currently lives in the US, daughter of parents that migrated to the US in 1987. The artistic instinct runs through the family, since Isabel is the sister of two musicians, Daniel Gomes (bassist of the bands MSB and Comic Villains) and Joe Gomes (vocalist of the band Comic Villains).

Studying at Fox Lane Middle School in New York, this sixth grader has always had the dream of becoming an actress and has been working towards that goal, which is to professionalize as one someday.

Like any child of her age, Isabel loves to sing, play with friends, animals and just being a kid. But now all she is focusing on is to grab this opportunity that was given to her in Mariah Carey's "All That Glitters". Isabel is very happy to have been chosen for the part and already has begun filming her scenes, receiving great reviews from the production and crew of the film for her great acting. [many thanks to Mariah Vision Brasil]

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Various news
This week it's "NICE WEEK" at the Friend of Mariah Messageboard on this site. Did you know that Mariahs assistant has been posting there? It is true! To check out the Friends of Mariah Messageboard use the link that says "Messageboard" on the top of this site.

Mel asked me if she can sponsor my site, and she can. She has a cool club at Yahoo which you can see by CLICKING HERE.

Ryan writes me this short message:
Tune IN for National Enquirer TV on Monday the 21st on Fox to see what Kathy "The Bitch" griffin Says about Mariah "The Sweetheart" Carey. Hopefully Mariah will have some comments of her own we will just have to tune in and see.

Lots of people mailed me about the MariahVision Song Contest, but like 9 out of 10 had no idea how to record their voice. So I will have to think more about this before starting it. I will let you all know if/when it starts!

And lastly, I got a really cool photo this week from one of my fans! Well, actually I am a fan of hers! Click here to see the photo.

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Vote here!
Here is the place to vote today to help Mariah in her hometown:
please request Mariah's "Can't Take That Away" on Z100. The phone number for them is 1-800-242-0100 or e-mail them at:
zmorning@z100.com
cubby@z100.com
lisat@z100.com

Also, if ya wanna request Crybaby, do it on Hot 97: 1-800-223-9797

Sunday, August 20 - 2000
More Keyboard magazine.
This is part 4 and 5 and 6 and then there is no more!
Sunday, August 20 - 2000
Mariah falls for Westlife's charms
This is from Dana!
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Mariah falls for Westlife's charms
The week Westlife and Mariah Carey's duet, a cover of Phil Collins' Against All Odds, hits the airwaves, Mariah has been chatting exclusively to worldpop about her first impressions of the Irish icons.

'They're really great, sweet, people and more importantly they're talented,' she enthuses. 'I don't think it would take anything major to break Westlife in America. I also think American girls will like them a lot!'

So did this American girl fall for Westlife's Irish charm? 'They haven't tried to come on to me actually,' Mariah giggles. 'They've been quite respectful.' But Mariah still reckons it was very nice to have the 'five strapping lads' around her!

Although she's one of the biggest stars in the world, Westlife were quite happy to entertain Mariah with some Irish songs, despite having one or two translation problems. 'To me it sounded like they were singing the f curse,' laughs Mariah. In actual fact, the boys were just singing in Gaelic. Or so they say ...

Look out for full interviews with Mariah and Westlife on worldpop soon.

Their much-hyped collaboration Against All Odds is released next month.
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mcfanatic send a short clip about Westlifes plan for the UK, click here to read it (really short).
Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Technical info about Mariahs tour.
Jenny is a nice girl because she sent me scans of an article in Keyboard Magazine. Do you also have magazines with Mariah? Please send me scans. Jenny only sent 3 parts out of 6 so far, I hope I will get the rest soon. I hope you can read the text.
Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Making the Video!
Laura from England reports this, and I wonder if anyone has soundfiles or transcript?
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I was watching the television this morning when all of a sudden Westlife were on talking about thier new duet with the one and only Mariah. I got the whole thing on tape which was a bonus. They showed the making of the video and the whole video for AAO which i think is the first time it has been shown on British tv (not sky or cable). It showed seperate interviews with Mariah and Westlife. I am not a fan of Westlife but i thought their voices worked well with Mariah's. Mariah of course looked gorgeous and looked as if she had lost a bit of weight, but then again she always looks good.

Anyway that is about it. The Show was called SM:TV Live and i think it might be repeated sometime later in the week at some later night hour, so any British fans reading this shouldcheck their tv giudes for a repeat.

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Please vote here!
Zoli gives this link to a popular chart in Hungary where he lives, and in two weeks Mariah and Against All Odds is up from #43 to #10! And you can all go and vote so please do that.

CLICK HERE to vote.

Select Mariahs song and then press "tovab" at the bottom to vote.

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Mariahs Diary drawing special
Have you done a drawing of Mariah? Then please send it to me. Here are some great drawings!

The first one if from my good friend and X-girlfriend Regina, this is a great drawing!

CAT made this nice drawing!

She has a very nice site, and especially cool was the page where she poses like Mariah, this girl is SO HOT I tell you (Anderz is in love - again!) Check out her links:
http://www.mariah.com.bi/
and
CATs lookalike page!

And also check out her homecoming photos cuz they also are like Mariah.

Tavie made 4 nice drawings:



Uh, is Mariahs nose that big? =)

These two drawings are by jad foley, he has a special way of drawing Mariah, with out a face.

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Mariahs new video
Did anyone make realvideo or MPEG of the new Westlife video yet? If so, please tell me where to download it. You can see clips of it at the UK The Box site, thanx Paul for the info. The link is:
Click here to see it.

Unfortunatly I could not see it because I didn't have the right software. I will try to find that software...

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Favourite Mariah songs
This is what a few fans has told me about their favourite Mariah songs:

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Nancy writes:
my favorite song by mariah is Thank God I Found You because it is my boyfriend and I's song. you know how mariah said that rainbow is kind of like a story? well basically, i went through that whole story this year. my ex boyfriend was a total heartbreaker who left me depressed for 2 months until i met Andrew, then it was Bliss. :P but for a time, i thought that andrew was a rebound thing and i was afraid that i only went out with him to get back at the "heartbreaker". this is the crybaby phase. but then, i realized that the heartbreaker was a complete and total mess that i was better off without ("did i do that?") and i realized how lucky i was to have andrew. we just celebrated our 6 month yesterday (my birthday)! so thats my long story.

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Chad writes:
My all time favorite Mariah song is definitely "Fourth Of July". It's one of those songs where I feel like flying after hearing it because it has such a sweet melody. It lifts me up to another place in time. I feel so free. That's what I love about Mariah, she comes up with the best melodies. And it's a song that I can just groove to at the same time. The lyrics paint a clear picture and I feel like I'm actually there in the song. It has such a deep and special meaning to me, words cannot explain. It brings me back to the best year of my entire life - my sophmore year of high school. And it's the year that Butterfly came out too - 1997. The first time I bought the Butterfly album (first day of release) and I looked at the song titles, I had this feeling that Fourth Of July would be my favorite track. Something attracted me to it. And sure enough, I was right. So you can bet, when it comes 4th Of July here in the U.S., I'll be playing that song over and over. The song itself is a firecracker. And I'd also like to add that trailing behind Fourth Of July would be: Melt Away, Underneath The Stars, Thank God I Found You & Love Takes Time.

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Brendan writes:
The Mariah songs I choose is Whenever You Call (solo version). I think a lot of people have chosen this already. It seems to me that it is the overall favourite fan song. The reason I love it is cos it helped me through a difficult time when a friend died. Mariahs voice is so sad in this song and the words are amazing. Its the kind of song one listens to when theyre sitting at home on a rainy day thinking about life and everything involved in it. The overall theme of the song in my opinion is that you cant let go of your past and in some ways, everyone you ever knew and everything you ever did will always be connected to you in some way or another. It also represents a love that nothing can come between - not even death. These reasons are why its the coolest song I've ever heard.
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Actually I think Brendan was the only one choosing that song so far, but it really is a great song! What is your favourite song and why? Write in and tell me.

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
Mariah Motorola
No, not Mariah Mottola. Well, I had these news before but I'm having them again, this is from www.herring.com, and they diss Mariah a bit maybe?
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If Motorola (NYSE: MOT) has its way, the new Talkabout T900 two-way pager will be the communications device to have in schools and colleges in the fall semester. What's supposedly rad is that it comes in nice colors: Razberry Ice, Totally Teal, and Mystic Blue. So, too, is Mariah Carey's accompanying ad campaign with attitude. Says Motorola spokeswoman Josephine Posti: "Mariah signs her Talkabout pagers 'The Hardest-Working Bitch in the Industry.'"

What sucks, in the juicy vernacular of young customers, is the price. Mariah may have to work even harder to convince teens and tweens to hit up parents for the dough to buy this device. It costs around $200, and then there's the $20 per month service fee. For that, why not buy a cell phone?

My instinct is that kids are smarter than the marketing folks, who, bless them, seem to be under the impression that Mariah Carey is the epitome of cool.
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Yes, Mariah is cool!! =)

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
All That Glitters actor in prison!
Only for one day though, ATG actor Terrence Howard got accused for assaulting a flight when flying from the ATG set in Toronto and Philadelphia.

Click here to read the full story.

Saturday, August 19 - 2000
New Mariah message!
There is a new message from Mariah on the official Mariah site. It's really short but download it anyway.
http://www.mcarey.com
Friday, August 18 - 2000
Plans for this site
Well, I'm sorry it took so long time to get this site back in shape, I had sooooooo many mails and it just seemed like an endless task to read them all but now I did it anyway. From now on news will be updated daily as usual, and also I will update the All That Glitters site with new info tonight. A picture update comes today or tomorrow. Please send me lots of news and pictures!
Friday, August 18 - 2000
The support Against All Odds campaigne
Can someone out there start that campaigne? The thing is that we have had lots of campaigns to support Mariah in USA, but now she has a brand new single in Europe and everyone should help out and support it and request it everywhere. So if some people wanna help out, collect mails and phonenumbers and so ton to radiostations and TV-stations. Michelle writes this:
The Founders of Mariahs UK Lambs are asking each and every1 of u to vote for AAO by either e-mailing or requesting.
U can request AAO on MTV by e-mailing SelectUK@mtvne.com or call 09009115595
U can call capital FM on 08700700958 or e-mail Foxy by going to http://www.capitalFM.com
Radio 1 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 or call 08700100100.

Also I have more mails and phonenumbers on my international request site, click here to see it.

Friday, August 18 - 2000
New Mariah message and famous Mariah club!
If you visit the official site http://www.mcarey.com you can hear a new message from Mariah! She says she is sorry she hasn't been in touch for a while. Also she mentions the "Lambz o' Mariah" which is a new Mariah club started by FOMM girls Amy, Heather, Jacki and Sabrina. The Lambz O Mariah is in the middle of starting a new Fan organization called LOMInc. (Lambz O Mariah Incorporated! Cute huh?!) This organization is going to be unlike any other and it’s solely for the purpose of giving a little something back to Mariah! That’s their motto, in fact... “Giving something BACK to MC!”. They are working on the website for the club, and I will soon write more about it and how you can join.
Friday, August 18 - 2000
Various news
Yes, the Westlife/Mariah video is playing on MTV in Europe now! At least in the UK. Paul writes:
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Paul Here! I just saw the new Mariah & Westlife video on Select MTV in the UK! It was basically clips from MTV News that I had seen a few months ago with them all in the studio. Mariah was also on a boat in the water singing. It was really cool! The only horrible thing is that they didn't show the whole song. It should be on everyday now!! yippee
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Zoli got a scan of the Against All Odds promocopy and he scanned it. Yes, the cover is sooooooo boring, but at least you can see the tracklisting!
Click here to see it.

Hillary writes:
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I was checking the VH1 fanclub page for MC and there was a link for "My Music Awards." The fans can pick the awards, nominees, and winners! It is going on right now. I made an award for the Male/Female with the most music videos and of course nominated Mariah! If you can post this to your great lists I am sure that everyone would vote! :)
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Here is the link: http://www.vh1.com/mymusic/
and suggest 1000 categories for Mariah to win! I suggested "Most warmhearted to the fans award."

My friend Candice writes:
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Lisa and I worked hard on supplying MC fans with a version of the Lagune Thin font with Capitals. It took alot of time and pleading at messageboards, but i was able to find the original Lagune Thin. And Lisa was sweet enough to edit it to have capitals instead of all the letters being all one size. If you could please put this on your site, it would be appreciated!! The link is:
CLICK HERE!.
I think this is the font SOny uses for Mariahs CD's. Candice made her own All That Glitters cover using it, and here it is:

Gustaf wants you to visit THIS SITE and vote for Mariah as sexiest babe.

Greg writes about a California concert:
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On sunday there was this concert on called summer jam and da brat performed, well they interviewed her on the radio after her performance and they asked her about the mariah carey movie shes in and she said yeah im playing mariahs best friend, and im flying in and out of canada and flying back tonite.
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Also I read somewhere that Mariah was also flying to meet Luis over a weekend? Anyway, if you heard the latest message from Mariah on the official site you'll hear she sounds sooo great now, she almost always sounded tired lately, but doing the movie must have been really good for her!

Supermodel (well, she should be!) Jenn mails me a list of magazines Mariah is in right now. Check them out!
National Examiner (August 15th)
Rolling Stones (August 31st)
Teen People (September 2000)
J-14 (September 2000)
Cosmopolitan (August 2000)
InStyle (August 2000)
BlackBeat Magazine (October Issue)

She is in more magazines, but that is some of them.

Caitlin writes what seems like a good idea:
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Ok, Mariah ain't doing too good in Australia at the moment, so it's time we started to get ourselves heard! I'm not talking about writing complaints to Sony about certain issues but getting the Australian media to listen. Whether your from our country or not, we are going to take on a small message board,to the most well known Music Video program in Australia 'Video Hit's'. Instead of tackling the big things we gotta start with the small simple things first.Writing a little thing about Mariah would even help!, cause these people are going to wondering where all this support for this Diva came from (especially since its Australia). So please give me some support on this idea and get along to:
THIS LINK.
I have a feeling someone might listen.
Thanks Caitlin
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Adrian from Venezuela writes:
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I write you to let you know that yesterday I was listening to the Worldchart Show (don't know if you know but it's a radio show for hits around the world). First there was like a request and dedication segment and this girl dedicated the song Hero to some guy I'm not sure why 'cause I wasn't paying much attention till I heard the beginning of Hero. The host referred to this song as a Worldchart Classic!! How cool is that?? Then the big surprise, a few weeks ago I heard the show and AAO was at #19 or so and when I was listening to it yesterday AAO was already moving up to #2!!! Only the BSB are at #1 with the one for 4th consecutive week. I think there's a big chance for Mariah to reach #1 there 'cause she's already passed Oops! by Britney which is now at #3 and I Turn to You by Christina was like at #5 or so, and as we all know they're the hottest artists around. I hope Mariah gets another #1 on this countdown!
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I know many Mariah fans love the fantastic Christina Aguilera, and now my friend Lori is making a fanbook for Christina so go and sign it! Visit the link below to sign:
http://www.tigzy.com/fanbook.html

Fred writes:
People we all here from brazil need your help to try to bring Mariah next year to perform here in Rock in Rio-a very important concert that will happen sponsored by AOL. Please go to this page below and vote for Mariah!!
CLICK HERE
She's number 30!!
We need much more to take her to the top of the list.

Linda is a big fan of Mariah and she wrote me a very nice letter about her feelings for her, I think you should read it and follow her example. Click here to read.

And I end with a poem by Heather, she calls is "Mariah, My Guardian Butterfly"

Mariah, I think of you every time I see a butterfly
I hear your beautiful music on the radio
and my spirit flies high

Your sweet voice is familiar
like an old friend
I pray your making music
will never, ever end

Although you may not know it
you saved my life
" Oblivious, I almost fell right over"....
You are my guardian butterfly,
the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow

You were and are always there
whenever I need you
For that I am forever grateful
Anytime You Need a Friend.....

You have affected me
more than you know
giving me an inner peace
and helping me through things
NO ONE else could,
letting me know everything would Someday be alright.

Your music showed me the light
and now my world is bright ( for the most part!!!!)
Through the LONG struggle
and many Emotions I had to juggle
You were there helping me
Carey on

Although as hard as I try
I still wipe a tear from my eye
trying to forget the hurt and the pain
But you showed me I had so much more to gain
To fly......

Mariah, my guardian butterfly,
I love you with all my heart.
You are my Hero.

By Heather A.

Hey, I have a song too, from Honey & Kate.
Hi Anderz, we're Honey and Kate and we thought it'd be funny to re-write (is that the right word?! not sure...) Mariah's "I Don't Wanna Cry" for Bianca. So, we called it "I Want You To Cry" and maybe you can use it for your site....here are the lyrics:
"I Want You To Cry" 

Once again I sit here thinking
About how I can make yo cry
I can't endure your awful singing
Baby, it is much too high
You can make a million number ones
But you'll never beat me
'cause baby I'm the bitch of bitches
Not only in my fantasy

Chorus:
I want you to cry
Want you to cry
Nothing in the world
Could make me happier
Than to hear you cry
See you crying out your heart and soul
That is my one and only goal
'cause baby, I want you to cry

Luckily there is a distance
Between shabby you and glory me
Baby, we both know the difference
I am beautiful and you're ugly
Ever moment we're together 
I just want to knock you out
Maybe one day it'll be forever
And you'll stop singing so high and loud

Chorus

When all your tears are gone
There's just a shadow of the one you've been
Then finally all is done
I can go on with succeeding

Chorus

Bianca is so rude!

Wednesday, August 16 - 2000
New Mariah song!
Thanx to Eric for sending this new Mariah song! Against All Odds, the Westlife version. Here it is in realaudio:

Click here to listen to streaming version

Click here to download (about 700 Kb)

I made a WAV version too if there still is anyone out there who cannot hear realaudio. (about 4000 Kb)

To be a bit mean. The song is basically Mariahs original amazing vocals, but a bit less of them since there are boybands vocals in the song as well. The song has hit radiostations all over Europe this week, and hopefully it will turn up on the videochannels anyday now. Let me know if you see it!


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