My Schedule For “Songposium Week”

Please Lord, let me get something out of this! Should be quite interesting…I love learning and I love classes, so I should be in heaven! Plus I have one class with the gorgeous and talented Ms. Beth Nielson Chapman. Who could ask for more than that? Here’s my week!:

TUESDAY

26 9am 1102

Class # 1102
Warning: Your Melodies Will Never Be the Same
26-Sep, 9:00 AM
Instructor: Jason Blume
Location: Warner/Chappell

26 11am 1206

Class # 1206
How To Write the Best Idea & How And Where Do You Find It
26-Sep, 11:00 AM
Instructor: Jeff Pearson
Location: NSAI Read More

Guitar Lessons

Had my first guitar lesson this past Thursday. It only took me 30 years to make the appointment. What was I so afraid of? I have a feeling I will catch on quite quickly if I practice everyday for 45 minutes…like I was told to do.

My teacher’s name is Shane Lamb. Very nice guy in his mid-30’s. He has a group called Bliss formed with his partner, Lisa Briggs. Such a cute looking couple. Their music is in the folk, pop, alternative mode…a cross between Tom Petty and The Byrds. Nice sound. Check out their site: Bliss Read More

Ann Coulter Loses It…

Sometimes you just have to relish the moment when a nasty person can’t take what they themselves dish out. In this case, Coulter, can’t handle other people talking over her and actually speaking facts. I’d say this was quite a triumph…and even her crying out for help from Sean Hannity (with a newly, bloated look…rough year Sean?) was ignored. What’s a poor, mean, shallow, blonde, dim-witted woman to do?:

ann-coulter-gets-her-freak-on

Video comes from the excellent site: Crooks and Liars Read More

Make A Difference: Hurricane Relief Resources

People are dying that didn’t have to die.

Give to the Red Cross, and your local facilities that may be potentially housing many who are homeless and have no where else to go. Give canned goods, clothes, blankets, and love, to the people who otherwise have nothing and feel so alone.

Count your blessings and give accordingly! Below are just a few resources you can give to make a difference.

The American Red Cross

Where can I give blood?

Individuals wishing to make a blood donation to the Red Cross may call their local Red Cross Blood Services office or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Read More

3 Ways To Help The Hurricane Relief Effort

I’m sure some of you have friends and relatives that have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina…just about all my relatives are from Biloxi, Gulfport, and Pensacola…and friends from New Orleans and the surrounding area. Like many, I’m just horrified at what I’m seeing on the television. Not getting any first hand reports from family or friends right now…can’t reach them.

But there are ways we can all help. I saw the Governor of Louisiana or somebody like that and they said there are 3 main ways to help: Read More

Richard Jay-Alexander To Direct An “All-Star Jule Styne Celebration”

All-Star Jule Styne Celebration to Feature Channing, Cook, Daly, Lansbury, Mitchell and More
By Andrew Gans
August 19, 2005

An all-star cast will celebrate the centenary of the late Jule Styne Nov. 8 at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.Entitled Let Us Entertain You: The All-Star Jule Styne Celebration, the 7:30 PM concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the one-night-only event include Carol Channing, Barbara Cook, Tyne Daly, Sandy Duncan, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams and Patrick Wilson with more stars to be announced shortly. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct. Read More

Memorial Day Press Release: Veteran’s For Peace

For Immediate Release

NEWS ADVISORY

CONTACT:
David Cline:
201 876-0430
daoudc@aol.com

May 26, 2005

Veterans For Peace Remembers and Commemorates the Sacrifices Made by the Nation’s Fallen Service Men and Women, Memorial Day 2005

Who: Veterans For Peace, a national organization of military veterans including men and women from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, the Iraq War, other conflicts and “peacetime.”

What: Memorials, vigils and solemn programs.

Why: To remember the fallen and educate the public about the human cost of war. Read More

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