My Award-Winning Song “Saltwater” Hitting Additional Radio Stations Next Week!

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My award-winning song SALTWATER from my album CICADA (G Plan Music, G Plan Media) is hitting ADDITIONAL radio stations next week in these cities! Los Angeles, Sydney Australia, Houston Texas, Miami Florida and in London, UK! Cicada has been playing in Brazil, London, France and Ireland in the past year or so. Exciting to hear about new stations adding my song!

New music video coming soon! Stay tuned…

MY DOCUMENTARY “VOICES” DUE FOR RELEASE IN 2016

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I’m excited to say that we have released the first promo of my documentary VOICES due out this year. This is my ultimate labor of love and I am hoping to finish it by the summer. I am planning to either get it to networks or film festivals. I’m hoping that wherever it is supposed to land, it lands with grace. I started this project to inspire young people who have doubts about their writing skills. Voices features poets from all walks of life. So excited! Currently working with an artist on my G Plan Music label Michael o’ Shimpl on this project. He will be helping with editing and sound design. The documentary will feature music by many artists including spoken words tracks also. Stay tuned……..

NEW POETRY AUDIO RELEASE “SERENADE” WILL BE OUT ON DECEMBER 1st 2015

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My newest poetry audio release SERENADE is out on December 1st and will be available on itunes, amazon.com and more. In this release I read “15” poems from my latest poetry book CAROUSEL (MCI, Canada). I just did an interview with host Paddy Lane in Ireland on CRY104FM and spoke about all of my other projects on G Plan Media and my music label G Plan Music. My newest poetry book CAROUSEL was just reviewed in Knot Magazine on-line and my poetry documentary VOICES will be out in 2016.

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MY POETRY DOCUMENTARY VOICES

Currently working on my poetry documentary VOICES and hoping to finish it this year. This project is close to my heart and have been shooting interviews and more since last October. I just did a radio interview in Ireland on CRY104FM with host Paddy Lane. I talk about my project, music, the poets in VOICES, my poetry books and more.

I’m planning on releasing a new poetry audio collection called “Serenade” in the next month or so. It will have a collection of older and newer poems on it. Looking forward to finishing these exciting projects! Meanwhile you can read the latest review on my newest poetry book CAROUSEL that was released this year. You can click on my radio interview below…..

My Kind of Music – Gina Nemo Interview

AWESOME REVIEW OF MY NEW POETRY BOOK “CAROUSEL” By Brian E. Wrixon

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Carousel

Reviewed by Brian E. Wrixon

 

Author: Gina Nemo

Publisher: Melinda Cochrane International

ISBN: 978-1-928177-07-4

 

Gina Nemo’s book of poems is divided into two parts. The first part, entitled “Spinning”, contains a selection of her works written over the years – some old, some new. The second half of the book is called “Flying”, and it showcases a grouping of love poems that are dedicated to her special someone. One cannot help but think that the writer of the first section is indeed spinning – spinning around, spinning her wheels, spinning out of control, as she searches for a firm footing and true happiness in life. In the second section, we see the writer who has now found a reality based on love and is flying high with the emotions that this relationship has brought to her. She soars on the wings of love and all the doubts and uncertainties of her spinning stage of life are now far below and behind her.

Early in the book we get a glimpse of her direction as she telegraphs where she is headed. She writes in the poem “Eraser”:

I erased you

And your

Angry words

On my imaginary

Chalkboard

Inside my head

And then one

Day I got up

In class and

I wrote a new story

With permanent ink.

Or later in “The Broken Meter”:

She travelled far to find her way

All that wisdom and too much play

Her heart heard it in his finger tap

His silent madness was her trap.

Gina Nemo finds inspiration for her poetry in all facets of life and living, whether it is in growing older, fighting the diet war, raising children, dealing with death in the family, watching the news, getting through the day with a cup of coffee (hopefully an undisturbed one – “A Moment at a Coffee Shop”), or seeing animals languishing in zoos. They are all fodder for her creative mind. She writes very simply and chooses her words carefully. Unlike many writers, she uses few words. Most times her sentence structure is far from being long and elaborate. In fact, her lines of poetry are often only two or three words long, but they are always words that count for much. And then she surprises you with an offering that seems to be completely out of character with the rest. It leaves you with a delightful wonderment, pondering what could possibly have made her stray into a world of complicated thoughts and sentences. The poem “Statues” is a good example of this different style:

Three young mutilated bodies, lying there like cracked statues

along the riverbank where they took the long way home as their

memories floated downstream.

Cries in the dark, screams fled with the creatures,

for they never thought those monsters were real

and will never walk home to their manhood.

I think that the section on “Spinning” is summed up nicely in the poem “Life’s Pace” when Gina writes:

It’s the pace

Life is not

A race

But a

Journey

To find

Your space

We watch her carefully maneuver through life as it puts her though the paces. She watches what is around her, tastes it, experiences it and through her interactions with life and its vicissitudes, we follow her words as she journeys and as she attempts to find her own space. We know that she will eventually get there because, as she says in “Queen Dead”:

And I made a

Promise to myself

That I would

Never go insane.

In “Digging For Glass”, she gives us a hint of what is to come in the next section of the book when she writes:

Just keep digging

She told herself.

Pain goes away

Like anything else

Love stays

Just believe it

Believe in yourself.

In “Flying”, the second part of the book, we find a soul that has been now set free to explore the world from a different vantage point. The writer’s attitudinal change is apparent from the first poem in this section:

7 SECONDS AGO

I lost my heart

7 seconds ago

Flew out

Of my chest

Nowhere

To go

Flying

Around

Needs to

Land

With a

Kiss and

A warm

Embrace

A touch

Of his

Hand.

As she says, “A poet loves”, “She writes memories”, “Her heat melts ice.” The spinning out of control that she described in the first part of the book has now become a controlled spin, a “Twirling” as it were:

Like a

Carousel

Of time

I spin for

You

 

She has arrived at her designated place in life with her lover and despite all her previously expressed spinnings, she now exclaims:

We are who

We are

We were

Always

Meant

To be.

It is as if the past has all been forgotten, but we know from her writings that her past has defined her, and stays with her despite her saying:

The past

Has finally

Vanished

With your

Touch.

 

Once again Gina Nemo looks to everyday life for inspiration for her poetry and she sees “him” everywhere. He is summer, He is in the kitchen, His paintbrush touches her heart, His fingers play her brain, He is the sugar in her coffee, He is the moon, a wave, the ocean itself. It is interesting that she concludes the section on “Flying” with a last reference to “Spinning” in the poem for which the book was named:

 

YOU ARE MY CAROUSEL

You are my carousel

That keeps evolving

Our hands out, feeling free

Our Hearts on a wire

Swinging with a song

Playing in our minds

 

The difference is that she no longer spins out of control or spins her wheels to no advantage. She nows continues to spin, round and round on the carousel of her love. Indeed, her lover is her carousel, and with that ride she has now found freedom.

I think that Gina Nemo’s Carousel is a very different book of poetry. Most times we are treated to an author’s collection and it is little more than that, just a collection. Gina’s book is more of a life story, an autobiography. All her poetry hangs together and the two distinct sections tell an actual story. She is a very talented writer who chooses her few words carefully. She leaves it up to the reader to fill in the blanks, to add the missing details. In this way she forces the reader to pay close attention, perhaps to re-read where needed. If this were a novel, we would call it a page turner. She draws the reader in and we cannot wait to get to the next poem to see what happens. That, in my opinion, is the mark of a suberb storyteller. It just so happens that this storyteller is a poet, and a very good one at that.

 

Brian E. Wrixon

March 2015

MY FIRST FULL COLLECTION OF POETRY “CAROUSEL” IS OUT NOW!!!

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CAROUSEL IS MY THIRD BOOK OF POETRY AND ALMOST 160 PAGES!!

So proud of this book that was just published with MCI (Melinda Cochran International) in Canada. This book has my finest work to date in it and it is a journey for sure!!! There are also some of my most popular poems that I have read on camera and on the radio. It is available on Amazon and signed copies can be found on www.gplanmedia.com along with my other two poetry books “Strings” and “Scarlet.”

MY PRODUCTION, MUSIC AND MEDIA COMPANY G PLAN

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G Plan Music (a subsidiary of my production company G Plan Media) just released E. Cousins (Eddie Cousins) music video for his single “American Roads” directed and produced by Gina Nemo. Upcoming “single” release in February from Austrian artist Michael O’ shimpl and his album release in March. Other projects still in the works, My VOICES documentary that I am producing and directing (shooting in Dallas in February) and will continue with other interviews in March and April. Hoping to have it finished by this summer. Poets who will be featured in this documentary along with myself are: Eddie Cousins, Orlando Murcia, Zo-Alonzo Gross, Johnny Olson, Poet Michael Ellis and Mishka Hoosen. A soundtrack release will also go along with the documentary release after final tracks are chosen. G PLAN MEDIA will also be releasing my third full collection of poetry in March.

Other upcoming and future releases on G Plan will consist of poetry and music fusion projects, international artists, poetry audio collections and soundtracks for upcoming G Plan produced projects (television, film, documentaries).

PRODUCING AND DIRECTING

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PRODUCING AND DIRECTING FOR MY COMPANY G PLAN MEDIA

I’m really excited about the music video “American Roads” by E. Cousin that I produced and directed a little while ago (video posted below). I’m currently producing and directing a documentary called VOICES that is due out this year. My company has a lot of great things planned in 2015. More about G Plan Media and G Plan Music below.

G Plan Music is a subsidiary of G Plan Media. Upcoming releases on G Plan will consist of poetry and music fusion projects, international artists, poetry audio collections and soundtracks for upcoming G Plan produced projects (television, film, documentaries). In 2014, G Plan Music released Gina Nemo’s album CICADA, E. Cousins album AMERICAN ROADS (new music video for single “American Roads” out now) and will release the first single for upcoming international G Plan artist Michael O’shimpl in February. His album will be released on G Plan Music in March 2015.

E. Cousins – American Roads

NEW POETRY AUDIO RELEASE “SWOOP”

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NEW POEMS ON NEW POETRY DIGITAL RELEASE SWOOP!

My newest poetry audio release of newer poems and a few older one’s that has just been released. This is my second poetry audio release from G Plan Music/G Plan Media. Most of these poems are currently playing on CRY104FM in Youghal, Ireland along with songs from my albums PLASTIC WONDERLAND (1999), WAITING…(2009) and CICADA (2014). Host Paddy Lane has been featuring my songs and poems on his show on Monday nights for awhile now and it is so nice to hear that people are requesting my poetry and music!!!  Stay tuned for more upcoming audio releases in 2015…….All of my albums and poetry audio are available for purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/GinaNemo

 

GINA NEMO UPDATED BIO – More To Come…

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Here is my updated bio for various websites and books. A longer one will be updated on wikipedia soon.

Gina Nemo (Poet, Writer, Singer, Speaker, Actress, Director, Producer) was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, California. She performed on stage and in television commercials since she was 4 years old. She is best known for her music career and her award-winning role as Dorothy Pezzino in the television series, “21 Jump Street” in which an Emmy was presented to her by the late Bob Hope. Her father was the famous late jazz musician and composer Henry Nemo who came to prominence in the 1940’s and who had many hits in the Jazz era.

Gina began her career in the music business singing at Stepping Tone Records, an Indie Label in Hollywood.  She loves to sing and performed in many musicals in the Los Angeles area in the 80’s and 90’s. In the early 90’s she formed the band “22 Nemo” performing concerts in the Hollywood area along the sunset strip and at private functions.  She originally produced an album for an Indie Label in Buffalo, New York but it was never released.  In 1999 she produced and released the alternative pop/rock album Plastic Wonderland on her own Indie Label, Omen Records. Many of the songs from this album found their way into indie films and promotional campaigns for the television show Stargate SG-1.  Her next musical venture was Waiting, an EP recorded in the UK (2009) and then Cicada, an electronica dance music album released by G Plan Music, G Plan Media in 2014.

Gina went on to become a marketing executive for the major music labels Universal Records and Sony/Epic in the 90’s, launching the careers of major artists. She eventually became an independent public relations/marketing company for musical artists, music labels, entertainment companies and small businesses.  She is a Singer, Writer, Director, Producer and Marketing Consultant for her television/music production company.

She is currently producing music and releasing albums for independent artists on her G  Plan Music label (a subsidiary of G Plan Media) and also producing a documentary about poetry. She produces commercials, television marketing campaigns, television pilots and documentaries. Her other production company that she co-owns has produced various campaigns for Sony Corp, advertising promos and television pilots for television networks and film companies.

She is raising two children while pursuing her Master’s at Harvard and will be releasing her third poetry book in March 2015. Other poetry books that have been released are her poetry books Strings (2013) and Scarlet (2014) on Melinda Cochrane International. www.melindacochrane.com

Updates on current projects can be found at: www.ginanemo.com and at www.gplanmedia.com