I AM OFF TO IRELAND FOR A POETRY FESTIVAL !

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So this adventure begins!! I’m excited about meeting some amazing talented poets, writers and musicians!!! Will be traveling in the states and other countries soon. First stop IRELAND! Dublin for press, meetings and fun with friends and then off to Fermoy in Cork for more fun and press (radio and news)! Other countries to follow depending on timing and other stuff. Will be visiting radio stations and speaking with writers there to talk about the festival, my new album CICADA and my poetry books. I’m hoping to see some other beautiful parts of IRELAND when I am there.

NEW POETRY AUDIO RELEASE FROM GINA NEMO’S BOOK “STRINGS”

First poetry audio release from Gina Nemo’s first poetry book “STRINGS” that was released in October 2013. Audio released on G Plan Music, a subsidiary of G Plan Media released in July 2014 and now on www.cdbaby.com and on www.itunes.com soon……Poems from this release are currently playing on CRY104 FM in Ireland on “My Kind Of Music” with host Paddy Lane…

 
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CICADA ALBUM REVIEW

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Cicada by Gina Nemo, dance music from the angel who fell to earth.

Byline: The Book Reviewer aka The Music Reviewer

Title of Music LP: CicadaComposer(s) and Musicians:

All songs written by Gina Nemo and Maurice Gainen

Except for tracks “Shoulda Said” and “My Eyes Are Wide Open”

Which were written by Gina Nemo, Maurice Gainen and Lance McCloud

Loves Comes Quickly (Pet Shop Boys), Saltwater (Julian Lennon), Tis Autumn (Henry Nemo)

Back up vocals: Gina Nemo, Angela Carole Brown, Lance McCloud

Flute, sax and keyboards, production, mixing and mastering by Maurice Gainen and Maurice Gainen Productions.

Jamieson Trotter – Piano

Robbie Vinton (Manager & Musician) – Bass & Guitar

Weepy McBonebone – French speaking

Dave Boles of Bodhi Art – Cover artwork

Producer: Gina Nemo

Record Label: G Plan Music

Date of Publication: 2014

Titles of Songs:

Shoulda’ said
I want you
Love Comes Quickly (French edit)
Saltwater
My Eyes are Wide Open
Kissing You
Another Day
‘Tis Autumn
I Lost You
Love Comes Quickly (Radio edit)

In the heat of Summer, Cicada. An evolution from her previous music, Cicada by Gina Nemo is an electronica dance music journey that plays love forever. Gina Nemo is a child star and a talented singer, songwriter, photographer, writer, actress and marketing wizard, her previous album is Plastic Wonderland.

The song that took This Writers breath away was Love Comes Quickly, beautiful layers of exotic flute music with the voice of an enchantress, “love comes quickly, whatever you do, can’t stop falling” and “you can fly away to the end of the world but where does it get you to”. I preferred the French edit, there is a mans voice in the background at the beginning and ending, talking in spoken word, it is spoken word music on wings, the ultimate dance song. The music is a kaleidoscope, the beat in different colours of love. This song is a new version cover written by the Pet Shop Boys.

Another favourite is ‘Tis Autumn, this song is a hit jazz song by her father Henry Nemo from the 1940’s transported to now. With her deep voice and a new musical mix featuring synthesized piano this old favourite is transformed into dancehall music. “my holding you close is no crime, as the birds in the trees and old father time ..” “ladedaladedaladeda” “’tis autumn”. An old world classic with a new world feel.

Also, Saltwater, a Julian Lennon cover, is a sweetheart song turned into dance music. The music is synthesized with New Age lyrics of “we are a billion children rolled into one” “time is not a friend, as friends we’re out of time” and the refrain “saltwater dwells in my eyes”. You can feel the influence of John Lennon and the Beatles, conjuring fantasia images of Strawberry Fields.

Love songs as dance music, the lyrics describe the spaces of love, often broken, sometimes happy inside beautiful mood music, Gina Nemo’s sweetheart voice rich and dark. The album is a sophisticated eclectic mix of influences, including jazz, gospel, rock and roll, spoken word music crafted into New Age dance electronica that transports you into dream spaces. Gina Nemo craftwerks are as masterful with those magic hooks as dance songs by Madonna.

I Want You, is an animal instincts tour, a haunting come on about connection, “I want you like you want me”. Also, Kissing You begins with a piano introduction that rolls into a sophisticated/velvet instincts work. My Eyes Wide Open has singing with a gospel feel. I Lost You, “no where to turn to” has New Age magic and Shoulda’ Said has haunting lyrics with “shoulda’ said goodbye”.

As if an angel fell to earth, the beautiful singing voice of Gina Nemo with new electric electronica dance music. In the mood for love, Cicada by Gina Nemo.

Available at CD Baby, Amazon and itunes.

“Scarlet” By Gina Nemo – Poetry Review

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Scarlet:  love poetry with that Nemo magic, by Gina Nemo.
Scarlet, the love poetry of Gina Nemo. As well as being a Poet, she is a writer, producer and director of television, producer and writer of music, musician and actress. She began her Hollywood career starring in the 21 Jump Street television series. This is Gina Nemo’s second book of poetry, and this Writer’s second Book Review for her. A good book of poetry is like opening a box of fine chocolates. The sweet, sweet love poetry rolls out like candy and fire in cadence, not unlike a song. In the background Ricky Nelson sings, “a be bop baby” “a be bop baby”.
Borrowing from the Beat Poet tradition, the modern Hip Hop genre and American BeBop, the poetry is Romance American style.
From: Swoop

“Sometimes I wish I were a bird
So I could swoop down to you
Maybe sit on your window sill
Just sit and sing a song or two

Hoping you will know it is me
In the way I sing that tune
The notes from a long time ago
When we sat under that moon”

As if playing on the theme of lost/conflicted love, the poetry writes, some ancient appeal of a girl to the universe for the perfect love that lasts.
The flowing rhyme scheme creating sonance, like sweet offerings, perhaps spinning magic into the perfect lover. As if the world is just beginning to pull
itself out of the heartache of too much love lost inside the miasma of the Industrialized Western war/culture machine and into the imagine peace, imagine
love of the New Age.

Him and Him Again

“He speaks to me

In some chemical

Tongue

All I can think of

Is a river of melody

Coming with him

He is inside of me

Him and him again

As we touch

He feels me

In that moment

Where time escapes

As we fall down

To that silky water

Floating in paradise

Of fire and lace

I want him to hide

Deep inside

Then devour me

Again and again

I want no other

His hunger and fire

Only him

Him and him again”

And:

RED

I see red

Upon my lips

On my finger tips

On my silk robe

Plates and cups

Scarlet stones

On my ear lobes

RED

Sexy night

Fire and light

No worries

In sight

You and me

Strawberries

And cream

Rubies and

Dreams

Beauty

Ripped seams

Anger

From goodbyes

Sacrifice

Passion

Put on ice

RED

The poetry wraps the Reader in the familiar of old songs on the radio, beautiful love poems like gathering stars from the sky.

From: What He Does

“What he does

What he knows

He holds on

So close”

From: Your Slice

“All inside

Your flight

As you wait

In the window

Behind your warm

Breath

Tonight”

The celebrated landscape despite hard times, the truth of love lost and heartache is woven into a song of the heart. It is on the surface a deceptively simple style
yet the poetry tells the story of love from the streets of New York to the streets of L.A. The red rose of love on Summer winds, that Nemo magic, Scarlet
by America’s Sweetheart Gina Nemo.

Rebecca Banks
The Book Reviewer

Great Review On My New Poetry Chapbook “Scarlet”

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Scarlet:  love poetry with that Nemo magic, by Gina Nemo.

 

Scarlet, the love poetry of Gina Nemo. As well as being a Poet, she is a writer, producer and director of television, producer and writer of music, musician and actress. She began her Hollywood career starring in the 21 Jump Street television series. This is Gina Nemo’s second book of poetry, and this Writer’s second Book Review for her.

A good book of poetry is like opening a box of fine chocolates. The sweet, sweet love poetry rolls out like candy and fire in cadence, not unlike a song. In the background Ricky Nelson sings, “a be bop baby” “a be bop baby”. Borrowing from the Beat Poet tradition, the modern Hip Hop genre and American BeBop, the poetry is Romance American style.

From: Swoop

“Sometimes I wish I were a bird
So I could swoop down to you
Maybe sit on your window sill
Just sit and sing a song or two

Hoping you will know it is me
In the way I sing that tune
The notes from a long time ago
When we sat under that moon”

As if playing on the theme of lost/conflicted love, the poetry writes, some ancient appeal of a girl to the universe for the perfect love that lasts. The flowing rhyme scheme creating sonance, like sweet offerings, perhaps spinning magic into the perfect lover. As if the world is just beginning to pull
itself out of the heartache of too much love lost inside the miasma of the Industrialized Western war/culture machine and into the imagine peace, imagine love of the New Age.

Him and Him Again

“He speaks to me

In some chemical

Tongue

All I can think of

Is a river of melody

Coming with him

He is inside of me

Him and him again

As we touch

He feels me

In that moment

Where time escapes

As we fall down

To that silky water

Floating in paradise

Of fire and lace

I want him to hide

Deep inside

Then devour me

Again and again

I want no other

His hunger and fire

Only him

Him and him again”

And:

RED

I see red

Upon my lips

On my finger tips

On my silk robe

Plates and cups

Scarlet stones

On my ear lobes

RED

Sexy night

Fire and light

No worries

In sight

You and me

Strawberries

And cream

Rubies and

Dreams

Beauty

Ripped seams

Anger

From goodbyes

Sacrifice

Passion

Put on ice

RED

The poetry wraps the Reader in the familiar of old songs on the radio, beautiful love poems like gathering stars from the sky.

From: What He Does

“What he does

What he knows

He holds on

So close”

From: Your Slice

“All inside

Your flight

As you wait

In the window

Behind your warm

Breath

Tonight”

The celebrated landscape despite hard times, the truth of love lost and heartache is woven into a song of the heart. It is on the surface a deceptively simple style yet the poetry tells the story of love from the streets of New York to the streets of L.A. The red rose of love on Summer winds, that Nemo magic, Scarlet by America’s Sweetheart Gina Nemo.

 

The Book Reviewer

www.thebookreviewer.ca

 

“Scarlet” By Gina Nemo – Passionate & Erotic Poetry Book

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“Scarlet” is Gina Nemo’s newest poetry book that is full of passionate & erotic love poems. It is being released this weekend (January 26th) just in time for Valentines Day. After the release of her first poetry book “Strings” in November 2013, publisher Melinda Cochrane International has released this book of love poems By Gina Nemo as a lovely gift for that special loved one.

New Single “Love Comes Quickly” out January 25th – Album CICADA Out In February 2014

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Well everyone!! My single “Love Comes Quickly” debuted on CRY104FM in Ireland right before Christmas! It has now started on it’s viral journey to “who knows where?” I’m really excited!! It can be heard on Soundcloud right now and will be available for sale on January 25th via www.cdbaby.com and eventually www.reverbnation.com/ginanemo and iTunes.

A press release will go out in late January or early February which will include names of others involved in the project. I’m really excited about this album!! I produced it and wrote most of the “10″ tracks on the album. This is definitely my best work yet!!

“STRINGS” REVIEW – First Review Of MY Poetry Book

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 Strings, the Love Heart Beat of Gina Nemo.

 Byline: The Book Reviewer

Title of Book: Strings

 Author: Gina Nemo

 Publisher: Melinda Cochrane International

 Date of Publication: 2013

 Page Count: 87

Gina Nemo, celebrated actress, performer, writer, songwriter, musician, television producer and director has written Strings, her first book of poetry. Ms. Nemo has been published in various anthologies and internationally. In the introduction she writes that the poetry is influenced by a dream and past and present love affairs.

As if carried on a fairytale wind the work has American Goth and Rap Music influences and seems to harken to another time. The poetry blooms from a musical background and the lyrics play not unlike a George Gershwin (American Jazz Composer) sound sheet from the 1920’s. It is almost as if the poetry demands music. There is an unwritten post-modern poetry style rule, that rhyme schemes should be unnoticed, like the perfect murder (an accident) however, this is not the case with most of this poetry. This Art Nouveau style of poetry emerges from the mists, with a white rap and American Beat Poet influence. The illusory Muse, somewhere in the background, just beyond reach, the Poet writes.

Like witchcraft, poetry rhyming and certain rhyme schemes are used in magic, as if casting a spell, to make love come true. In “Velvet Echoes” – “That voice,/ Your velvet echoes,/ Still ringing in my ear,/ Like an old song./ Here once again,/ Your soul whispers/ From another time,/ When you were mine./ Those velvet echoes,/ From years before/ Where our love began,/ Here again for more,/ Hold on this time,/ Don’t disappear./ I hear your voice,/ I know you’re near.” The steady rhyme and capitalization at the beginning of each line with all i’s dotted and t’s crossed, as if harkening to a more copacetic time when love was real, and Coke was the real thing at the soda counter with ice cream and 2 straws from the same tall glass.

In “No Ordinary Love” – “Hold onto love,/ Don’t taint the dove,/ With the little girl face./No ordinary plan,/ Just you the man,/And your suitcase./ You the man/ And your suitcase.” In “Deep Sleep” – “What were you thinking?/ That day the clouds came,/ sucking up the rain/ then tossing it out again.” As well as love hooks for songs, the poetry could be sweetheart notes you give to your lover, in “If I could reach you” – “If I could reach you/ In every way/ Surround you with love/ Forever and a day “ or in “New Light” – “New light travels fast, /Just like dreams do,/ Full hearts never last,/ Unless they are true.” 

My favourite poem is:

“Streets”

“Lost

Wandering

Nothing

Just you

Just memories

Of easy times

Lovely dreams

Moments repeat

To some sound

In the distance

Around

In the streets

All in time

Anything

In faces you meet

Your world is mine

In the streets

Memories fade

Life is remade

With worn out feet

Just walking

To nowhere

But you

In the streets.”

Being more post-modernist, this Writer adheres to the unwritten not noticed rhyme scheme in poetry rule but this poem is really quite innovative and in a pared in style. You can hear the old beat box in the background, on the city street corner, people gathering in the sunshine to sing and dance.

In the New Age with the advent of the Internet poetry as a medium has exploded into different styles and different formats. Poetry with photos, in music and film, all at the touch of the keyboard, you are the Artist, the Creator, as if the world is morphing, in the great democracy, the Artist is true freedom. Major trends as well as the Post-modernists (the style of Leonard Cohen), there is a trend of poetic prose, as seen in the works presented by Rob McLennan and above/ground Press, narrative poetry, Haiku and Tanka, and Beat/rap tradition pieces all flowing and melding across the written page on the Internet. A truly great poem is so, regardless of style, welcome to the feast of offerings.

Driving down the highway by the ocean you can hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singing “An American girl”, the American juke box, the song and the melody, dreams in the land of love, Strings, a promising first book of poetry from Gina Nemo. Available @ Melinda Cochrane International. 

Genre: Poetry, Women’s Literature

My New Poetry Book “STRINGS” Announced Today!

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Gina Nemo Takes a “Tug” at Your Heart with “Strings,” Her First Collection of Poetry.

Readers of her work from all over the world and followers of her music and poetry are anticipating this first release on November 5th, 2013.

Read full press release here:

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013

Gina Nemo is a well known poet, singer, songwriter, actress, speaker, producer and daughter of the late great Jazz composer Henry Nemo. “Strings” is her first collection of poetry that is being released worldwide by Melinda Cochrane International on November 5th, 2013.

Writing poetry and music since she was a child, Gina has been writing, singing and producing albums since the early 90’s and recently started writing poetry again in the past few years. “Strings is a journey of finding our souls through love,” she says.

Readers of her work from all over the world and followers of her music and poetry are anticipating this first release. Poems from this book will be read on radio station CRY104FM in Youghal, Ireland by host Paddy Lane. His quote describes Gina’s poetry in this book best especially when it comes to the poem “Strings.” “This poem covers a lifetime, a journey, of love, loss, and love again. It would take an eternity to express all that it conjured up in my mind. I was on that ‘ dusty country road ‘, as I listened. Awesome ending: ” bury the treasure map “, ” time always waits for true love.”

Pursuing a career as an actress and performer took most of her time in her earlier years and eventually she received an international award for her role in the hit television show “21 Jump Street” (which was presented by Bob Hope) many years ago on Canadian TV. She was also featured in various television shows and films in the 80’s and 90’s.

Currently she is focusing on her poetry, writing, music and projects that she is producing. You can see updates on her website http://www.ginanemo.com and for information on the book, please go tohttp://www.melindacochrane.com/writer-gina-nemo.html.

Melinda Cochrane International, a company for women, and about women.