Friday, December 25, 2009

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad complete song 11/29/2009

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thank you to all my friends for sponsoring me!

Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease

We are having our Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease. The Team Hope is a nationwide fund-raising campaign designed to provide hope and support for those touched by this devastating disease. Team Hope is a way to show the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. More than a fundraiser, it is a time for the entire Huntington's Disease community to join together in a day of camaraderie, inspiration and above all, hope.
The walk is October 3, 2009 at the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, NJ. Registration begins at 10:30am with the walk stepping off at 11:30am. We are asking volunteers to be at the Pavilion between 9:30-10am. The Taylor Pavilion is located at 512 Ocean Ave., Belmar.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ray Bradbury

People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better

RIP Willy DeVille August 27, 1950 – August 6, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dear Urban Word,

You guys did a show at my High School, and I have to say, I was quite inspired by it. Up until then, I had really looked down on free-verse, spoken-word poetry, thinking that the ultimate poetry was that expressed with periodic rhyme and meter, i.e. sonnets. However, after seeing your performances, I realize that true poetry is in meaning, not in meter. I was especially inspired by the story of Xavier, the deaf poet, as portrayed by Amanda. I make this compliment not to diminish the talent of those at the performance, as it was all both inspiring and entertaining. I hope your organization continues to do what it is doing, and if I do, in fact, end up going to school in the New York City area, I would love to become involved with Urban Word.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Delta Blues tradition combined with heartfelt acoustic instrumentals and soulful songwriting.

Hailing from the Garden State, Bradford Anthony Tretola grew up in a very influential musical family. His father a great Hammond organist and pianist, his mother a passionate woman with a love for the Beatles and all the music of the 60's and 70's. At a very early age Brad began soaking up his parents vast record collection. Paying particularly close attention to the music of John Lennon and the Ventures, he began to fall in love with pop music. But upon hearing Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton he became obsessed with the electric guitar. After his parents suprised him on his 9th birthday with a black Series 10 electric guitar and a Gorilla practice amp, there was no looking back. At age 12 he was performing in bands with guys twice his age. By 15 he had begun his career as a touring musician, which exposed him to the musical and cultural influence of cities such as New York, Memphis and New Orleans. Growing deeper into the sounds and feeling of the Blues and Soul music, Brad eventually migrated to Austin, Texas in the Spring of '97, where at 19 he began working with some of the greatest and most passionate musicians this planet has to offer. He says his time in Austin proved to be the most pivotal and influential time of his life. Known particularly for his electric, acoustic and Delta styles of playing as well as his ability to feel at home in a variety of musical situations, Brad has traveled the country several times over and has been blessed with opportunities to meet, perform and record with some of his biggest musical heroes, including Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton of Double Trouble, Robben Ford and Phil Keaggy. Brad continues to tour the country in support of his passion for performing the music in his heart and the pursuit of the moments that transcend time and space. ..

Saturday, April 25, 2009

14th Annual 'Taste of Ocean County'

14th Annual “Taste of Southern Ocean County” Dinner and Spring Auction, Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive. Dozen of the area’s top Chefs prepare an incredible gourmet meal. The auction is for the benefit of the food banks of Southern Ocean County. Information: 609-492-1277, ext. 120
The Southern Ocean County
Chamber of Commerce
requests the pleasure of your company
at our 14th annual
Taste of Southern Ocean County Hunger Relief Dinner
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sea Oaks Country Club
Little Egg Harbor NJ
$125 per person
Cocktails at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 6:15 pm
Complimentary wine and beer
Cash Bar 􀃊 Raffles 􀃊 Silent Auction 􀃊 Music
100% of all ticket sales support hunger relief
efforts in Southern Ocean County
Contemporary Comfort Food
remastered c l a s s i c dishes
The dishes you remember from your childhood… but not quite!
Wait till you see what our chefs have done with these classic
tummy fillers. You’re going to be amazed.

14th Annual Taste of Southern Ocean County Hunger Relief Dinner

should have to grow up hungry. Despite the devastating
consequences of childhood hunger, it is, for the most part,
invisible. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It can affect any child,
even those you’d least expect. In Ocean County, more than
50,000 people live in poverty —one in every six is a child.
Since its inception in 1995, the Taste dinner has raised over
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in an effort to support
anti‐hunger and anti‐poverty initiatives in our community.
The 2008 Hunger Relief Dinner raised nearly $50,000. The
money was distributed to these local food pantries:
Barnegat Food Pantry
Lacey Food Bank
Ocean Community Church Food Ministry
St. Francis Center Food Pantry
Ken's Kitchen‐St. Mary's Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Tuckerton Area Inter‐Church Food Pantry
In this time of recession the number of families in need of
assistance has ballooned to unprecedented proportions.
Our neighbors need our help now

Remember your Local Foodbanks~~The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Friday, April 17, 2009

One Perfect Bellini deserves another.....

Giovanni Bellini and Titian
The Feast of the Gods, 1514/1529
Widener Collection
National Gallery Washington DC

Sunday, April 12, 2009

SweetiePie in Greenwich Village 4~10~09

Happy Easter as we welcome Spring.......

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Bravo to Brave Capt. Phillips and Our US Navy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lyrics for today,


We stood in the moonlight and the river flowed
And God walked through the garden
A mist came falling down to the ground
I watched it all with no obligation
This is your sister, this is your brother
This is your mother, not somebody's dream
And all our lifetimes drifted through the trees
To that place of moments where all was certain
Travellers on an olden road
With all the baggage of our days and years
We're life's carriers to the next unborn
And I'll carry you
Till this great race is over

We stood in the garden
And the river flowed....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

slipping glimpse
Falling leaves and poetry

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth 1917-2009

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of

Wind from the Sea