Sunday, October 23, 2011

Last chance to learn the Thriller Dance before THRILL DAY!

Hey everybody! This is my third year of participation in Thrill the World - a worldwide simultaneous Thriller Dance for world records and charity!
I hope you will join me this year in Oakland for Thrill the World Bay Area, then have fun while we strut our Zombie moves along Miller Avenue in Mill Valley for "Thriller on Miller" over Halloween weekend!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Songs, New Show Dates, Halloween Happenings

New Songs! Working on a couple of new tunes with King Herman aka "Funk Knuckles!" Eberitzch Working to release something for you by the end of the month - so stay tuned!
I love Halloween, so please let me tell you about these Community FUNdraising Events :  A Vehicle for Change designed the flyer at left for the  2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival on OCTOBER 29th, from 11- 2 pm at 444 Miller Avenue : The Mill Valley Rotary is sponsoring this FUN draiser to benefit "Life Support," a non-profit organization of "Young People Who make Good Things Happen in the World"  Immediately following, I'm headed over to : 5th Annual Thrill the World : Simultaneous Worldwide Thriller Dance for World Records and Charity at Studio One Art Center in Oakland :  I stumbled across this "Thrill the World" thing quite by accident a couple of years ago, and Artsboretum sponsored our own TTW event in Sausalito in 2009 and 10. But this year, our Marin group is joining the zombies over at Studio One Art Center in Oakland! If you ever wanted to dance like a Zombie and dance to Thriller, now is your chance! If you want to join us on the bus from Mill Valley to Oakland and back, Send me an email   ALSO : Ongoing thru 10/31 : Online Fundraiser : Breastival Mammaries Calendar : help us use music and art to raise awareness and funding to fight Breast Cancer in Marin County, with a limited edition art Calendar that comammarates this year's Breastival!
Next Livin' Like Kings Show Date : December 2nd at George's in San Rafael - we're opening for Shana Morrison - this will be a fun show - come on down!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Memories, light the corner of my mind...

The Saloon holds a special place in my heart, because that is where I made my first friend, Johnny Nitro, when I came to live in San Francisco - I've played music there, I've worked there, I LIVED there. The Saloon is where I truly earned the meaning of the blues, in much more than a musical sense, so every time we a play a gig there, it's a bittersweet experience. We had a great time this Friday night, counting down to the 150th anniversary - In all honesty, I wish Johnny could have been there to do it, but that was not to be, so me and Livin' Like Kings  had the honor of making it another Friday night, as Johnny used to say, "Just like New Year's Eve! " Thank you all for sharing in that special time with us.
I was sure to make it back there the following Saturday afternoon for the "official 150th anninversary celebration," complete with home cooked food and a great cake! Myron Mu (the owner and a dear friend) made a wonderful heartfelt speech and some of Ferdinand Wagner's descendants were there to share in the moment. Life is short - we need to make as many good memories while we can while we are living!
Speaking of living, remember that October is Breast Cancer awareness month - As you may recall, On October 1, I sang in Susan Z's "Breastival." If you are looking for a unique gift  - please check out our "Trip Down Mammary Lane to Breastival" Limited Edition art calendar campaign on Indie Gogo : CLICK HERE
Mammaries, light the corner of my mind....