Sunday, November 04, 2012

HABITAT HOUSE FUND - Pervis Rice Family

In 1992 I moved to Tennessee to start my life over after a divorce, and to pursue my career as a southern country rock artist.  I had fallen in love with Nashville, TN and the surrounding countryside on my initial visit, and thought it would be a perfect place to start my life anew.

After arriving and beginning my pursuit, I started picking up odd jobs here and there to make a few dollars. I worked as an administrative temp, a singer for Pepsi Co., a songwriter, an actor, a cocktail waitress, and on weekends, I'd work at a bed and breakfast cleaning up rooms and dusting the rest of the mansion.  It was at the B&B where I met Pervis.  She too was working there to pick up a few extra dollars on the weekend.  We hit it off immediately, and after a few years when I could afford it, Pervis came to work for me cleaning my house.  But the thing was, we worked together, and she'd spend the weekend with me, and after we finished cleaning, we'd have FUN together.

Many years have passed, and Pervis is now raising her GREAT-Grandson's - there are THREE of them!  She lives in Gallatin, TN where she was raised.  She has traveled around the World, but came home to live with her Mother in her final years... now she's raising three GROWING boys.

She applied for a HABITAT house and was denied. But because Pervis doesn't give up easily, she applied again a few years later and qualified.  She and the boys move into the house in just a couple of weeks and I'd like to help her out with some of the expenses.

So, give what you can - $1, $5, $10, $20, $40, $50, $100, $250, $500 - Whatever your heart moves you to do.  I've put in $100, and two other friends/family have put in another $250.  So I'm already part of the way to my goal.

Thanks so much!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PURPLE Bottles

PURPLE is my favorite color - Creating random interestingly artistic photos is one of my favorite pastimes. My iPhone allows me to take random photos that I wouldn't normally get to take with my professional camera. Sometimes when I lift up my pro equipment, I'm quickly told I can't do that... my iPhone has stopped this irritation.

I gotta say, I really LOVE this photo! The light is so beautiful with the shadows pronounced!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


We are powerful beyond our wildest imagination - I'm proving it! And YOU can too! Come with me on this path to fulfillment of every desire... And so it is!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Day 4 - Finding the Reason

365 Days of what I've learned for that day...

Maybe that's what I'll write about...

We'll just have to see.

I do know that today went by really fast.

Mom said it will be the fastest year of my life.

Damn, she's always right... well about life anyway.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Day 3 - Work & Pray

I worked a bit today
Not too much
Just enough so I could say
Thank God for such a
B E A U T I F U L Day!!!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Day 2 - Takin' it Easy

I took it easy today.
Because I wanted to...
Because I needed to...

Sometimes I just have to do nothing.

10 Reasons You Should Have An Email List & Newsletter

Indie Artist Tip Of The Day – 10 Reasons You Should Have An Email List & Newsletter
By IndieVinny, on January 2nd, 2012 © 2011 Vinny Ribas

1. You can target-market your communications to people who honestly want to hear from you.
2. Your newsletter is a great place to sell advertising space or trade it for a sponsorship.
3. You can create anticipation for your shows and your music.
4. You can conduct surveys to learn important information about your fans.
5. You can introduce new music, try out new songs or even get opinions on new merchandise ideas.
6. You can drive your fans to your website, to iTunes and/or to YouTube. You control what you want them to see and hear.
7. You can market your shows directly to fans in the specific geographic regions you’ll be performing in.
8. Monthly or bi-monthly newsletters keep your music and your shows in the forefront of your fans minds. Remember, out of sight, out of mind.
9. You can attract and mobilize a street team.
10.You can share your personal stories, anecdotes, challenges etc. with people who really want to know more about you. There may be some things you don’t necessarily want the whole world to know.

This list could easily be modified for the visual artist.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A New Beginning - Again - Thank You!

It was the first day of a new year.
I wanted to do something meaningful.
I took care ... of me.
Rest. Renew. Rebirth.

2012 - I can't wait to see what you have for me.