My friend Jim Gavin just launched his website, http://www.jamesgavin.com. Jim is an outstanding writer and is currently working on a biography of Lena Horne, to be published by Simon and Schuster. Jim has quite a few of his magazine and newspaper articles posted and I was pleased to see he had this empowering and heart-wrenching article on three great singers and teachers of jazz/cabaret and their efforts to help others heal through singing/performing. Hope you enjoy - I'm providing the link… Continue
Hi Marla, How Cool, I was just admiring Patti Wicks music and went over to her page to tell her so, and noticed your comment right below mine. You guys are old buddies and go way back I guessing to when Patti lived on LI. Like I told Patti, Its a small world.....but I wouldn't want to paint it. haha Hope your summer was fun and all is well with you. According to the latest statistics the government has been dishing out, the jobless rate is decreasing and we are on the way out of this recession. "I say thats Bull S***". I just hope these lawmakers get the Health Reform Bill passed before any more time goes by. Alot of people really need some kind of coverage. anyway, I'm sure glad for all of us Danny weakened to a tropical depression. Its scary living on an island surounded by water!!! lol I told Marissa I feel like I'm on Gilliagans Island and I'm the Skipper. lol (o: Hugs to is it Louie and Dewie or Hewie? XOXO - Lou
Hey Mar! I'm back and I've been missing you. The trip & concert went good - great even. I've got a lot of stuff to report, so I'll email you soon. It sounds like you've got some good stories to tell too. I hope you've been having fun and everything is groovin' at the Dux homestead.
Love & baked goods from just south of you hipsters.
Glad you like the pics! One of my very favorite times spent with you guys in LA & Long Beach! Will put the picture of Wig and I next time. His incredible piano playing that afternoon inspired me, plus his gorgeous pinao was a dream to play. He made me forget to be nervous! :-)
Good luck with the job-hunting uglies. I'm doing the income tax business expenses, etc. uglies, here. Hmm.....somethin' wrong with thi picture: I do all the adding and busiwork, etc. and my accountant gets paid??? Just for putting the stuff on the right lines of the tax return?? Is that all??? :-)
Love ewe muchly,
Ciao Marlottabop from Pate and Giovanni Sanguineti from his computer here in Genoa. :-)
Back home tomorrow night.....Waaaahhh :-(.
Had an incredible time, gorgeous pianos, bassist, drummer and audiences, scenery and the foooood!!!
Yummy for the tummy!
Love ewe muchly,
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."