The young man, sophomore though he might be, has some connections.
When i asked if he knew of a local band that needs a gig, he said he does, a few in fact.
Unfortunately, all of them are at that point in their development that they probably aren't ready for prime time.
If they just want a chance to play, i told him, have them come by the Six Sentence Cafe and Bistro on Friday for the book launch.
No need to reserve a time, i'll pull out the "mommy timer" and give each of them equal access to get some practice before a live studio audience.
He can't promise real rock stars but at least they'll keep the joint jumping and every band, like every story, has to start somewhere.
While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!
|The wood fence isn't behind the brick, it's partially on top of it!|
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
Although my nickname’s Beauty,
I’m not the prettiest you’ll see,
My sisters are very beautiful,
Much nicer to look at than me.
But the Beast mistook my nickname
And brought me here to stay,
I couldn’t say no by any means,
There was no other way.
It was what the Beast demanded,
My father’s life to save.
I think I need a new name,
I want to now be Brave!
I’ll keep exploring Beast’s castle,
Looking his enchantment to break,
Perhaps I’ll find the secret
Is to stay for love’s dear sake.
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
Today i am thankful that i got to go to an Ash Wednesday service yesterday. Our church does it at noon when i'm at work, but i found another church not far from our house that has an evening service. It was a real blessing to my heart.
Bonza Bottler Day™
Day of Remembrance for Prince Igor -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar
Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day -- internet generated by someone who has no intention of letting anything healthy past his/her lips
Hina Matsuri -- Japan (Doll Festivals throughout the country, where women and girls dedicate dolls to shrines which are then floated out to sea to take away evil and sicknesses that afflict women)
If Pets Had Thumbs Day -- because if you are going to imagine something silly today, it might as well be this; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
I Want You to be Happy Day -- a day to devote some time to making someone else truly happy about something
International Omega-3 Awareness Day
Joshi-no-Sekku -- Shinto (festival to honor girls)
Liberation Day/National Day -- Bulgaria
Losar/Loshar (Lunar New Year) -- Bhutan; Nepal; Tibet (this is Tibetan Year 2148, and its dominant element is water, and dominant animal is the tiger)
Marriage of the March Nymphs -- Fairy Calendar
Martyr's Day -- Malawi
Mother's Day -- Georgia
National Anthem Day -- US (current US anthem adopted this date in 1931)
National Cold Cuts Day
National Mulled Wine Day
Peach Blossom Day - coincides with the start of the Peach Blossom Festival around this time of year in Hunan, China, where you celebrate the beauty of peach blossoms, and girls celebrate being girls
Sportsmen's Day -- Egypt
Stop Bad Service Day
St Casimir' Eve / Kaziukas Fair -- Vilnius, Lithuania (traditional craft fair dates back to the 17th century, celebrating Lithuania's patron saint; through tomorrow)
St. Cunegunda's Day (Patron of Bamberg, Germany; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Poland)
St. Winnal's Day (First comes David, Next comes Chad, Then comes Winnal, roaring mad! -- Traditional English saying about the storminess of March 3; St. Winwaloe or Winnal was the Christianized version of the Teutonic Aegir, god of the sea and controller of weather)
Thanks to the Maple Festival -- Iroquois (date approximate, held when sap began flowing, usually early March)
University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day -- UK (to focus on ensuring the positive wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties)
World Book Day -- UK and Ireland (most other countries celebrate this on April 23; more information is here)
Florida becomes the 27th US state, 1845
Colegio Militar of Portugal is founded, 1803
Jessica Biel, 1982
David Faustino, 1974
Julie Bowen, 1970
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1962
Herschel Walker, 1962
Ira Glass, 1959
Miranda Richardson, 1958
Tim Kazurinsky, 1950
Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, 1933
Doc Watson, 1923
Diana Barrymore, 1921
James Doohan, 1920
Jean Harlow, 1911
Matthew Bunker Ridgway, 1895
Norman Bethune, 1890
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847
George Pullman, 1831
"Goodtime Charley"(Musical), 1975
"The Lion in Winter"(Play), 1966
"Mr Wizard"(TV), 1951
"Juno and the Paycock"(Play), 1924
"Time Magazine", 1923
"Symphony No. 3 in A minor(Scottish)"(Mendelssohn Op.56), 1842
"Symphony No. 101 in D major(The Clock)"(Haydn), 1794
Today in History:
The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England, 1284
The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, 1585
The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau, 1776
The first US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia, 1801
The US declares war on Algeria for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute, 1815
The Missouri Compromise, an attempt to keep the US half Slave and half free, is passed by the US Congress, 1820
The Battle of Pelee Island takes place, Ontario, Canada, 1838
Tsar Alexander II emancipates the serfs of Russia, 1861
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group, opens, 1865
The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, 1875
Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris, 1875
Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire, 1878
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood becomes the first female attorney to argue before the US Supreme Court, 1879
The US Geological Survey is created, 1879
Anne Sullivan arrives to begin teaching Helen Keller, 1887
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma, 1905
Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin, 1921
Time Magazine begins publication, 1923
The United States officially adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem, 1931
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, 1938
In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India, 1939
Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee, 1951
An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, 1991
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction, 1997
Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nation, 2002
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling, 2005
A 2-year-old Mississippi girl born with HIV/AIDS is pronounced HIV negative after receiving treatment for the virus within 30 hours after her birth, 2013
The Dragon capsule from SpaceX successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run, 2019
Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, become the first women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2020