- Lucinda Williams
Event on 2013-09-06 18:30:00
Supporting Acts: The Kenneth Brian Band
It's not all that hard to find an artist who's capable of offering a guided tour of life's dark clouds nor is it rare to come into contact with one who can hone in on the silver lining. But the ability to do both with equal grace, well, that's an altogether rarer gift and it's one that Lucinda Williams displays with remarkable lan on her latest Lost Highway album, Blessed. Blessed, recorded at the end of what Williams calls "a really big writing streak that gave me enough to make two albums," brings those textures to play in some of the most straightforward songs she's ever written. While it's not a concept album as such, Blessed recorded with producer Don Was brings together a dozen masterfully-crafted pieces that fall into place beautifully, their welcoming sonic tenor offering an ideal foil for the conversational narrative that runs through the dozen short stories tales that take in plenty of topical territory, but invariably end up offering the listener a sense of affirmation. "Being married and feeling comfortable in my life, I've been able to go outside myself and write about other things," she says. "I feel like this album, as a whole, is positive, but it's not my so-called 'happy' album. Yes, I'm in love and I'm happy in my personal life. But my personal life isn't the only focus. There aren't all those unrequited love, 'I've been shot down by a bad boy songs' well, there's one of those but there are songs about all sorts of things. It's just a lot easier to stretch these days." The expanse of Williams' palette is gradually revealed over the course of Blessed, a collection that unfolds in an origami-like fashion. The gentle plaint of "I Don't Know How You're Livin" a stripped-to-the-bone track on which she uses the appealingly weathered edges to carve out a loving message of hope gives way to the pedal-steel laced "Copenhagen", a tender requiem for her late manager. While that air of mortality imbues a few of Blessed's songs notably the fiercely slashing "Seeing Black," on which Williams cuts through a hail of angry guitars that come courtesy of Elvis Costello, who makes a rare non-vocal cameo, with stark, poignant questions to a friend who chose to end his life, the album offers as many looks at the light at the end of the tunnel as it does glances into the abyss. "Kiss Like Your Kiss" exudes a sassy sensuality, while the closing "Sweet Love" is, quite simply, an aural incarnation of that title, pure, warm and sweet. "I didn't have a fully realized picture of what I wanted the album to sound like going in, but I hardly ever do," says Williams. "Back when I was playing open mic nights by myself, I'd be sitting up there with my Martin guitar and doing 'Angel' by Jimi Hendrix or 'Politician' by Cream' alongside Robert Johnson and Memphis Minnie songs. It never occurred to me to pick just one style. That's stayed with me ever since. " Williams has never hesitated to wave that flag of iconoclasm, but she's never used it as a shield. Ever since the release of her 1978 debut Ramblin' on My Mind (recorded on the fly with a mere 0 budget behind her), the Louisiana- bred singer-songwriter has been ready, willing and able to call upon both her natural affinity for roots music and her familial literary tradition. She learned the importance of professional integrity around the same time most kids are learning their ABCs, thanks in large part to her award-winning poet father Miller Williams — who invested her with a "culturally rich, but economically poor" upbringing where artistic expression was of primary importance. "Thanks to my dad, I grew up around poets and novelists and they all had families and normal lives and most of them didn't achieve even nominal success until much later in life," she recalls. "I have to keep reminding people that, yeah, I'm a musician, but first and foremost, I'm an artist and art is about expression, about expressing your feelings about what you're going through every day. I think this is the closest I've come to capturing that essence completely as an artist." She's never settled for any sort of pigeonholing, entering the '90s with the rich, sepia-toned Sweet Old World — a disc that, as much as any release, helped place the Americana movement at the forefront of listeners' minds — and cementing her own spot in the cultural lexicon with 1998's raw, immediate masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. The latter disc earned Williams her first Grammy Award as a performer (she'd also scored one as a writer thanks to Mary-Chapin Carpenter's version of her "Passionate Kisses"), but rather than try to capture the same lightning in a bottle a second time, she stretched her boundaries on 2001's Essence, an album rife with both cerebral interludes and soul-stirring stomps. In recent times, Williams has shown herself to be the kind of artist who'll never back down from a challenge, whether collaborating with surprisingly kindred spirits like M. Ward and Flogging Molly or putting her own spin on iconic tunes like Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" and Jimmy Webb's classic "Galveston". She's taken that same approach to her most recent recordings as a solo artist as well: The 2006 release West and 2008's buoyant Little Honey – an album Paste hailed as "an album that brims with varied, impeccable writing" – made for an ethereal emotional travelogue that takes in both great loss and the sort of discovery one can only make when emotional barriers are taken down. "People buy into this myth that once you're quote happy unquote, you just die as an artist that's inane. It's ridiculous," she says. "People have actually asked me, 'well, will you still be able to write now that your life is happy?' That's a somewhat pedantic point of view, the myth that happiness can't be part of the backbone of creativity. Indeed, she takes on a number of roles here, from the fallen fighter who narrates the whisper-soft elegy "Soldier's Song" to the affably hard-nosed kiss-off specialist delivering "Buttercup." But whatever the topic, Williams' voice both literally and figuratively is unmistakable. It's a voice that conveys experience without world-weariness, purity of spirit without naivet a combination that reaches its zenith on the album's title track, a poignant acknowledgment of those who bestow blessings upon us each day, whether we know it or not. "I had this image in my mind of how a stranger can affect you, and you them, at the same time," she says. "We have this concept that someone who is less fortunate than we are in some way has nothing to offer us, and that's not true at all. Everyone has a gift to give as long as you're willing to accept it, from the girl selling flowers at a Mexican restaurant to the homeless man on the street. It's all about the hope that there's good in humanity if you look for it which is really the feel of the whole album." By the time Blessed's final notes resound, that hope will not only be clear, it's likely to be passed on to the listener paid forward in the most touching way.
at Cains Ballroom
423 North Main Street
Tulsa, United States
- New Cars In India
Event on 2013-08-22 00:00:00
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- Suffolks cheapest & friendliest Sunday Car Boot at Stonham Barns from 8am
Event on 2013-08-25 08:00:00
First things first, we had 110 sellers on Sunday which is the most we have had ever. We gained an extra 28 sellers from the week before plus gained a lot of new fans as the Car Boot was running from 8am till 4pm and had a great selection of sellers. We wont be running that long every week but, it was good to see so many people staying because the crowd was constant all day.
This Sunday we are back to normal and I expect another great turnout as many have sold really well at Stonham Barns Car Boot (with or without events there). I think that we will have gained a lot of fans from people visiting the Car Show that didnt realise that we had such a large and exciting Car Boot. The crowds may have put a lot of our normal Buying Crowd off, so, Im expecting another good turnout. Stonham really is turning into a great venue as the crowds are growing weekly and we do draw a lot of new visitors passing on the Coastal Route during holiday season.
We have been very fortunate with the weather this year and the public are responding and really buying well at the Car Boot (which is great to see). Naturally, we are very fortunate to have events at Stonham but, everyone forgets that we have popular shops & attractions every week as well as Golf, Fishing & a busy Holiday Park + Camping & Caravanning.
As everyone knows we do have the Covered stalls at Stonham which have been a huge hit as you dont need to bring a table. As well as restricting rain they also offer welcome shade in the sun. We do only have 20 and they run out quickly. So, do come earlier for these (7.45am). Something that may also appeal to sellers is the fact that we allow sellers as much space as they wish. You only pay for vehicle size not space taken. 10 is the most we charge for a large van.
Its going to be another great day at Stonham with warm weather expected, so come and take in the relaxed atmosphere & enjoy probably the nicest Car Boot in Suffolk. Anyone going to Stonham lately should notice that it is getting back to the days when Stonham was packed. The whole place is buzzing and it really is the only venue with so much in one place. Naturally, the Car Boot is the main point but, where else can you go that has shops, attractions, events, restaurant, childrens activities and of course the friendliest Car Boot in Suffolk. As the organiser of the Car Boot I havent seen as many buyers at the Car Boot since we began and many sellers are consistently selling well. Come and see for yourself but, it seems to be busy every Sunday now.
Something that we take for granted at Stonham is the fact that we have permanent toilets. This is something so obvious but, appreciated by all at the Car Boot.
You can sell to the crowds from only 5 at the Car Boot.
We are also free to all Buyers & Stonham offers far more than just a Car Boot. Please read on.
We do get a good crowd anyway as we are renowned for the antiques + occasional sellers so there are always bargains at very low prices. Dont take my word for it come and see for yourselves. Sellers tend to arrive at 8am onwards (although you are welcome earlier for uncovered pitches) as Stonham really wakes up after 9am with the shops and attractions also opening at 10.
Anyone wishing to sell at Stonham call me as we now have no restrictions on anything other than Hot Food (+ cold drinks). Its a Car Boot so, all are welcome. (The only restriction we ever had was on plants but, plants are welcome too, now).
With the stalls we have become Suffolks First and only Covered Car Boot with covered stalls. With the weather being better we have left the walkways clear and just covered the stalls but, it means that if the weather is potentially bad we can put them up. The buyers are now coming even if the weather is overcast and potentially rainy as we can guarantee an event even in the rain. The covered stalls are great as you can pull up & set up on the provided stalls (table included) and sell and then pack up (hopefully lighter) and leave the stall behind. The Covered Stalls are 10 but reduced to 8 for August & charged per stall irrespective of what vehicle you use. Again, try and get there from 7.45am onwards for these**.
Alternatively, we are still the cheapest Car Boot in Suffolk so, we still offer the uncovered pitches. So turn up at 8am onwards set up and sell for 5 a Car, 7.50 a Van or 10 a Large Van. Visit Stonham Barns for details as we have so much more going on at Stonham with regular events, attractions and shops. Bring a gazebo or your own covers and join in the guaranteed Car Boot. Stonham is so different to other Car Boots as we have a selection of crowds visiting various areas of the site and not just the Car Boot but, nobody can visit Stonham without peeking at a Car Boot.
Stonham now has Farmers Markets (twice a month I believe), we dont organise these although you may recognise our stalls at these. These are getting more and more popular. The Next event is the Heavy Horse Show (29th September) and another Antique & Collectable Fair (September) & Fireworks Night. I will keep updating events and give you all enough notice. New ones may pop up at short notice so, keep an eye on this page.
at Stonham Barns Leisure and Retail Complex
Pettaugh Road Stonham Aspal Stowmarket Suffolk
Stonham Aspall, United Kingdom
- WORK @ Home 4 The STATE OF CA – LEARN in 1 hr. By Phone ANYWHERE! ~
Event on 2013-08-22 11:00:00
~..WORK AT HOME For The State Of California ~.~ * Train In Just 1 hour *
CA residents only: You will be processing & filing forms for UNCLAIMED MONEY & other properties that need to be claimed by the rightful owners.
NOTE: You can ALSO do this work WITHOUT paying for my training, but the state does not train anyone…you will have to be creative & work it all on your own like I did for my first 1 & 1/2 years before I discovered the MANY web sites that help A LOT!
You will learn how to work from your home finding people who own LARGE amount of cash &/or other properties that belong to them, but they are not aware of it, this is were we come in at. – PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS AD BEFORE CALLING – thanks you
~* You will learn in 1 hour for only * ~ The fee for this class will increase to 5 on December 16th, soooo call soon for your appointment before the fee increases!
TRAIN NOW WITH A FRIEND FOR ONLY (.50 EACH!!) ~ this is a .50 SAVINGS FOR BOTH OF YOU.
I will teach you how to get paid FAST: you can be paid within a week or less instead of the 180 days/half a year that it normally takes.
I have been a free-lance (self-employed) heir-finder/investigator for California's State Controller's Office (SCO) for over 4 years.
NOW, YOU CAN HAVE MORE FREEDOM TO enjoy your home & your family by working at home. ~ I will teach you how to make guaranteed money that The State Of California will pay you & do it from the comfort and safety of your own home – no more child care payments, buying gas to go to work, commuting up to 3 hours a day, wondering what to wear, what your hair looks like or what to take for lunch because you can NOW go to bed later/get up later, work from home, eat at home, keep your pajamas on & keep your child at home which cuts out the BIG money that is spent on day care and gasoline/car repairs & no more of the everyday "hustle & bustle" that cause stress & fatigue.
With this new self-employment you will have, you will also be able to take as many vacation or trips that you want each year without someone telling you when you can do it or how long you can stay gone – THIS WILL BE YOUR NEW BUSINESS, so let's get you started.
The SCO has millions & millions (maybe even billions) of dollars that the state needs to get to the rightful owners, but the state needs help finding these people – that is where I (& you can) come in at. They do not & will not teach or show anyone how to do this work – if they knew where these people are, they would just mail them their property and not need us for anything. THIS IS WHERE MY CLASS comes in at, also.
By law, if a company or some other type of entity has any form of property (cash, safe dep. box contents, land, insurance claims, refunds, etc) that belongs to someone, but they do not know how to reach that person (for whatever reason like: no new address, deceased, name change, etc.) through a current address, that company/entity has to send it to the state of that person was last known to live in.
In 1 hour (or just a little longer, depending on how many question you might have & notes you will need to take), I will teach you how I perfected my own way of finding the missing people so that I can help them to fill out their claim form & mail it in to the state.
I will show you all of my search secrets (that I discovered on my own) that can help you find the people that you want to do claims with. The amount of claims can be very high & you can be paid by some of them within a few days to a week.
I have several web sites that I discovered on my own that gives tons of info to help find these people (and their heirs) & then file their claims with them.
After you pay your fee of only for my class, you will not have any other thing to pay for unless you want to make copies of the claims that you will file for your clients. ~ Want to learn with your spouse or mate?? … learn at the same time for only extra & SAVE !! This will make both fees to be only .50 each.
You need absolutely no type of experience. You do not need a high school education or any work history whatsoever. SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, HUH? WELL, FINALLY, SOMETHING THAT IS THIS GOOD IS ACTUALLY TRUE!! I will meet you in person in south San Jose to show you everything that I am talking about plus a copy of 1 of the checks that the state paid me with & some letters that the state has sent me.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OWN A COMPUTER AT HOME (you can do this work from the library also if you do not have a computer at home). All you need is the ability to use the internet, a phone and to be able to speak, read & write English well. I will teach you everything from my computer while you are at a computer over the phone.
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ALSO, you can learn this then teach it to someone else ~ you can also hire others to be your referral agent (please call for the details – thanks).
Your income will have no limit with this work. Last year, I found someone who has over 7,000 to claim. We heir finders/investigators get paid 10% (that would be over ,700 for me with this particular claim) but you could also search the SCO's web site to find the "high" claims like this one so that your 10% will be huge. It is up to you which claim you want to do.
THIS WORK COVERS EVERY CITY in the State Of CA & you can do work each city no matter where you live in California.
You work only when you want to & for as long as you want to – you will never get a call from the state asking why they haven't heard from you because this will be only YOUR business, you decide when to work or not work & not the state, which is why you will be PAID IN FULL & responsible for paying your own taxes like every other self-employed business owner – the state cannot & will not take any taxes out of your payments.
Look!!————>..Sign up with a friend – & you will save .50 for each that you refer & learn together – or – GET 3 or more to sign up & your lesson will be for FREE!
Feel free to call & ask me some questions before you mail in your fee – please limit your call to 10 mins. (after you have read this very informative ad) .
PLEASE READ: You MUST be able to understand, read, write & speak English very clearly for this lesson & work.
***…….If your bank is NOT "B of A" (which is my bank) & if your bank charges non-customers to cash your checks, please send a money order or add the additional amount to cover what your bank will charge me. CHASE charged me to cash a client's/their customer's check. I do not deposit or cash personal checks at my bank – thank you –
Please call me at 408-978-5176 if you should have any questions and to get started this week!! Or you can go ahead and mail in your heir finder fee to:
Valire Davis … (please print) ……………( <—– make payable to)
CA Heir Finder/Investigator Lessons
965 Foxchase Dr. Suite 438
San Jose, CA 95123
CHASE checks & CHASE money orders requires cashing fees; include the banks fee with your class fee. All other dhecks & money orders are welcomed from California banks that have branches located in San Jose. If your bank is not "B Of A" & will charge a fee for cashing your check, please include the fee in your payment – thanks.
You will receive a call shortly after your fee is received. We can then set up your lesson. You will need a great working phone. You will need to use a computer that has "Windows" for your lesson; if no "Windows", an additioal will be required due to the extra time the lesson will take without it.
Thank you and hope to get you started soon with your new at-home income & business!!
408-978-5176……………………….(PLEASE READ "ALL" OF THIS INFO THOROUGHLY BEFORE CALLING, thank you )
at Almaden Valley
800 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, United States