Monday, August 25, 2014
What if I took away your TV? Some of you would care, some would not. I don’t even have TV, cable… I use those hours to work on social media. But TV is an escape and release to some people who really need it.
Enter in… Kate.
I ran into Kate at a gym I frequent. Small, but trying to build muscle. She is one of those little frail skinny women you see around the way. She always looked at me, but when I smiled back, she’d look behind her as if I was smiling at someone else.
One day I just went up to her and said, I’m Goldy Locks. You sure are doing a great job here every time I see you. J She smiled and seemed almost embarrassed at the compliment.
I befriended Kate. And I made a big deal about her every time I saw her. One day I invited her to lunch as I could clearly see she needed a friend. She was excited, and almost on accident blurted out, “I knew God put you in my life for a reason! Yu always make me feel so good!”
What the hell did I do? I just smile at the chick, compliment here when I see her. Big deal? Well apparently it was. The more this woman spoke the more visible it became she was in an abusive marriage. I cringed at the things she told me. But she was a new friend, and it wasn’t really my place…
Screw that. Since when do I EVER not make somewhere my “place.” I have the biggest mouth I’ve ever heard. Oh well, better do some good with it then.
The more she would tell me, the more I would offer to help. She went to counseling. No go. Finally the therapist just told her, get the hell out. That’s my cue. So I’ve helped encourage, plan, get her a job and now working on a place to live.
Her soon to be husband won’t give her anything. She’s not leaving on the best terms. And she will leave with nothing. She just wants and needs out. The crap she would tell me… I won’t go into details but it makes me sick to my stomach. And when you are “IN” this, it is thick, overwhelming and blinding. It usually takes an outside force to just keep telling you, “get out.” But “get out” and “I will help you.”
They have 6 TV’s. He won’t give her one. It’s something we all take for granted, but to this little beat up soul, it’s all she keeps talking about. “I wish I had a TV in where ever I end up…”
I won't go into details that could someday get her in any more trouble than she's in. But lets just say I was tempted to show up and throw it down. He told her not to text or talk to me any more. I had too many "ideas" that he didn't like. Yup, beating your wife with your hands or words just isn't a "good" idea for me. And I'm sure as hell going to let you know that. Don't like it? Guess what. I don't care. I do care about this precious woman though. If you knew her, you would too. Full of as much joy as she can muster and always speaking of her love for the Lord... amazing how people in dire straits can somehow always find something positive to talk about.
I have lot’s of people who are kind enough to follow, pay attention to my “shtuff…” If you are reading now, and have any ideas on where I can get a new, not to big flat screen TV, contact me. I’d give her mine if I had one. And if I could just go out and buy one I would. But so many times I have people who will work for a company that has a “second” or something they are getting rid of. So I put it out into the universe that I’m looking for a nice new TV for Kate. I want to bring it by her work with a big bow and just let her know people care.
Someone somewhere will have a contact or connection, and that’s what I’m looking for. I may not have all the money… yet… to do what I want to, but I do have a pretty damn big mouth… and I’m using it tonight. ;-)
Please check out my Goldy Knows Episode II that is dedicated to preventing domestic violence. It’s a very important platform for me. Peace
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Monday, August 11, 2014
I think every chick dreams about being somewhere at the right place, right time… and having a someone sweep her off her feet. Don’t lie. You know you have. :-)
We all have some preconceived notion of what they will look like, how it all will go down. Everyone has fantasized about being at work and having their dream person just “show up”. Having it all play out like in the movies.
I play a lot of places. I travel a ton. I get a big kick out of people saying, “It must be so tempting on the road…” Sure. After a 4 hour show of sweating my a$$ off the first thing that comes to mind after loading out a smelly smoky venue is taking that guy who’s been drinking all night back to my hotel… Yes. This is the FIRST thing on my mind. Lol. Honestly, it never happens. I’m shot. I’m spent. I’m so not Rock N Roll. Ha ha ha.
A few weeks ago in Evansville Indiana a very cute man sat at a table watching me load in. I didn’t think much of it. I always greet the crowd and people just as soon as I set up and get situated. So I knew I would eventually speak to him. But he beat me to it. “I’ve been a fan for a long time Goldy Locks” he said. I scoffed, as I hate that pretentious word. Lol. I said “friend.” Let’s just use that. If you come to my show, you are more of a friend than a fan. Say “supporter” or anything but fan. Elvis had “fans…”
He said he knew me from years ago in MN. And he’d been following me through the years. He had this show on his calendar for several months and drove a really long way. “I” was blown away. What a beautiful and precious man. He was full of smiles, energy and love. It was such an honor to have him there.
When the dance floor was empty I jumped off stage to kind of “get the party started”. Not more than 2 seconds later. My friend was right there behind me on the dance floor and didn’t care what anyone thought.
What a beautiful night for “me” that Friday night. So many times I’ve been waiting, hoping some man would just show up and be “that guy”. Well this one was already in a long-term relationship. Happy. And I was happy for him. But how wonderful I got a chance to feel like that Cinderella for one night.
Thank you Joe for taking time out of your busy and important day to come see me. Thank you for reminding me of all the music I’ve put out over the years, videos and projects. Thank you for the hugs and for being an amazing person all these years. You made my year.
The next time you are “wanting” something, remember it can come in all shapes, sizes, people and scenarios. I got my Knight In Shinning Armor, just not in the package I expected. ;-)
See the good, see the beauty in EVERY experience you have.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A simple blog. Right to the point.
What’s up with the girls lookin like they just lost their pimp? Every time I go to the market the girls are getting younger and younger and the shorts are getting shorter and shorter. If you are one of my younger peeps reading this blog, then this goes out to YOU! STOP! Cause you look like a HOE! And no one with any substance is looking at you saying, Damn, look at that chicks junk hanging out. Nope.
It’s gross dudes, the pedi’s and concerned people like me wondering what you’re going for here? It’s not helping. You can still look HOT while leaving something to the imagination. Seriously. You can see it all when you bend over. And it’s not flattering. I don’t get it. I have a great body. I like looking good. But this “shorts” thing…
And to the mothers that are WITH these young girls. What’s up? Did you know you daughter looks like a hoe? Do you even care? Cause YOU are not helping.
Stop worrying about being your daughter’s best friend would you? And be her mother. It would help us all out. Women will grow to have some class, self-respect and dignity. The best friend card… don’t play it. You will loose every time.
If you’re 12 and at your local Kroger, PLEASE put some pants on!
Say NO to crack!
This has been a #GoldyKnows public service announcement.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Goldy Knows a Story of Survival
Web series offers a DIY segment in new episode highlighting domestic abuse
Web series offers a DIY segment in new episode highlighting domestic abuse
Nashville, TN --- With a first episode that few more than one million views, multi-faceted entertainer and entrepreneur Goldy Locks hit the scene with Goldy Knows, a raucous web series (www.youtube.com/goldyknows and www.facebook.com/goldyknows) featuring the singer, songwriter, photographer and former pro wrestling star
with many of her celebrity guests and real life friends.
The second episode is now available and it takes a poignant turn. What starts out as a tutorial on DIY decorating with Goldy and pal Jasmine … that’s right, two hot chicks with power tools … is soon revealed to be something much more valuable. Goldy renovates a bedroom for Mary, a domestic abuse survivor who shares her harrowing story in an interview with Goldy after the reveal of her tranquil new room.
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Despite her often outrageous antics, Goldy has proven time and again that her heart is always with her fans and she has a soft spot for those in need. The artist and entrepreneur funds the web series herself, with the occasional assistance of local vendors and sponsors who yield to her passionate plea. Goldy admits, however, that her local Lowes and Southeastern Salvage stores willingly stepped up to help with the bedroom renovation featured in Episode 2 of Goldy Knows.
“My goal is of course to entertain, but I am also always thinking of giving back in some way,” Goldy says. “Every time I’ve been lonely or hurt or felt left out, I’ve also been aware that someone, somewhere is traveling an even tougher road. This web series allows me to make that road a little easier for a few people, and hopefully to inspire others to pay it forward for someone in their own lives.”
As a professional photographer, Goldy met and photographed survivors of domestic abuse for a YWCA project a few years ago. A book was published featuring the powerful stories of survival by several women, who also received a confidence-boosting makeover and photo session. The experience was the spark that prompted Goldy to produce this special episode of her show.
“I met some amazing women through that book project and I wanted to take the healing a step further,” Goldy says. “When I found out that one of the single mothers was struggling in a one bedroom apartment, I wanted to do something more for her, but also as an educational tool for viewers.”
In the decorating-on-a-dime segment, Mary’s room is redecorated while viewers learn great basics of creative, affordable design. With equal parts carpentry and humor, Goldy offers a DIY tutorial on making an upholstered headboard, how to hang items with a French Cleat and creating custom art. After the heartwarming reveal, a grateful Mary speaks with Goldy about her personal experience and the startling statistics of domestic abuse. Mary shares serious information and valuable for women about recognizing the signs in an abusive situation, and how to escape the cycle. The touching episode has garnered more than 225,000 views to date for this second installment of the Goldy Knows series, and hundreds of women … and men … have emailed, posted and commented on the segment.
“I’ve received so many messages from people, thanking me for the information in this episode, and for allowing Mary to tell her story,” Goldy says. “It was a very rewarding experience.”
Goldy is a woman who wears a whole lotta hats … and she dons them all in the wild online ride that is this new series. Goldy is a pro wrestling personality, a motivational speaker, rock singer/songwriter, photographer, fitness buff and entrepreneur with a line of accessories that’s nearly as hot as the creator of the line. She is at once abrasive and funny, warm and sincere, startling and gifted. Goldy Knows is a must-see. It’s Rachael Ray meets Jackass with popular guest stars and touching segments.
Goldy Knows … It’s what might result in the carnival mirror kitchen of a leather-clad Rachael Ray when elements of The Man Show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Martha Stewart, Tom Green and Jackass are emulsified in a rock-n-roll blender and poured into your TV monitor.
Celebrity interviews, stupid tricks, current affairs and informative segments … all in Goldys’ inimitable style.
A reality/talk Show like no other, Goldy Knows features Goldy, her co-stars, and a wild assortment of her crazy wrestling, rock and entertainment friends. The show is woven into interactive social media platforms, giving fans the opportunity to have an ongoing dialogue with the show.
It’s funny, fierce and edgy, but also educational. It’s Goldy Knows and it’s inside your computer right now just waiting to startle and inspire.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Ask yourself. How did you get through it?
Well the toughest thing I needed to do so far in my life, happened a year ago today. Ironically ONE kind word, posted on the following link reminded me what today was.
I had promised a year in advance. Not knowing what it would in tale or how difficult it would be. I did ok on the actual “day” the deed went down, until so many people would come up to me crying. It through me off. I know I came across as a cold heartless bitch. And I didn’t care. I had a job to do.
The “help” I was supposed to get that day didn’t come. The person bagged out and once again, “flying solo” was I. I went to the back of the venue, took off my damn shoes and listened to a note I had sung into the voice recorder on my phone earlier that morning. I shook. Even with my shoes off. I was drenched and scared.
I stood in a corner nursing my little note. I was trying to remember what key to sing this damn song in. Someone came up behind me and put their hand on my back. I flipped out. I know I motioned them to just back the hell away. Couldn’t they see I was “busy” for the love of God? I still to this day don’t know who it was, but I’m not sorry. I was more focused than I had ever been.
I shook, I trembled as I walked down what seemed a never-ending isle. I know all eyes were on me, but mine were focused on what lay ahead of me.
Remember when you make a promise, keep it. DO your best to keep your word. Sometimes circumstances change or people do, but always try. And if things get too hard to bear, just do what I do. Some of you see me do it every week. Just take your shoes off. Kick up your heels and do the best job you can.
I love you still mom. More than ever. What an example of an exquisite human being you made. Happy Death Day. The Anniversary of when you were made whole again, reunited with your family and friends, all the angels in Heaven and God The Almighty Father.
Me & mom!
Me & My mom... some 30 years later. :-) Same Place.
She died the following week.
People! TAKE PICTURES!
You never know when it will be the last one!
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