Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Private Acoustic Concert

Private Acoustic Concert

The auction for the private Greg Kihn acoustic concert is going on right now at KFOX.COM, but it ends on Friday. In years past this acoustic show has raised around $10,000 to $15,000. Wouldn't it be great to hand over a check for that amount? Let's see if we can beat it this year!

So, what this means is- if you make the winning bid, I'll show up at your house with some nice acoustic guitars and proceed to sit down and play my ass off. Well, one glance at my ass and you'd probably think, "OK, he's already done that, because this man has no buttocks." But let's not focus on my buttocks, let's focus on beating cancer. We're raising money for the Leukemia/Lymphomma Society.

These Team In Training people are wonderful. I have had the pleasure of working with them for some time now and they really care. What can be more compelling than a kid with cancer? My God, it breaks your heart while at the same time fills you with hope.

I can see a day when all kids will be vaccinated against all forms of cancer. That day is coming, but it's going to take a lot of money.

If that auction for the private concert is too rich for your blood and you still want to help out- you can always make a donation for ANY amount. Here's the link to donate:

The week is flying past, and Friday is just around the corner. The auction will be over before you know it. Please make your bid now.

And thanks for voting!

The Day After The Day After D Day/ Auction

The Day After The Day After D Day/ Auction
Tuesday 06-08-2010 10:12am PT

I can't believe Sunday was the anniversary of D Day and I hardly saw or heard anything about it on TV or in the media. I wouldn't expect our politicians to acknowledge the efforts of our fathers and grandfathers on that day, when they risked life and limb to liberate Europe. They died for the freedoms of people they didn't even know. How noble. Think these clowns in Washington could pull that off? Think again. People seem more than happy to give away freedoms for a free pass through life these days. Let's never forget the sacrifices those veterans made all those years ago. And whereas the media and Washington for the most part forgot, I remember.

Let's hear it for the greatest generation!

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses the troops before the invasion. Imagine the emotion as many of these men would not be coming back. Such bravery is rare today.

Today is ELECTION DAY! Please vote! I'll be voting on the way home today. Participate in democracy while you still can. It's important.

The auction for the private concert at your house is still on, until Friday at least. Make your bid now. Help me bash cancer.

I need people to make some donations. Can you help? I know a lot of you out there know me personally. Come on, I haven't asked for anything lately have I? No! I need you to step up to the plate and write a check. It's crunch time!

D Day/ Paul Guaguin/ Auction

D Day/ Paul Guaguin/ Auction
Monday 06-07-2010 10:20am PT
Yesterday was the anniversary of D Day in WWII. 160,000 allied soldiers landed on a 50 mile stretch of beach in France. They came to liberate Europe. They weren't pros, they were school teachers, factory workers, farmers, everyday guys- they weren't Rambos- they were regular guys like my father. They came together to do one of history's dirty, ugly, unforgiving jobs- that absolutely had to be done.

Imagine what they were thinking when the front dropped on the Landing Craft and they looked out onto the beach and all the German defenses. The crack of rifle fire, the booming of artillery, the water, the wind, the sand, the fear, the Adrenalin, and there's only one way to go- forward!

Let's hear it for the greatest generation!

My father used to say, "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do." I miss him.

Unfortunately, we're losing these veterans at an alarming rate. Pretty soon there will be no one left who was part of it- someone you could actually touch and say, "you really did this, didn't you?"

My father passed away several years ago (before 911) but I always think of him on that day. My dad wasn't part of the D Day invasion, he crossed the English Channel several months later on a troop transport ship, heading into the heart of the fight, in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, where he had a date with destiny and a German bullet.

Today is Paul Gauguin's birthday!

He's my favorite French Impressionist artist. He walked away from a banking job in Paris to join Vincent Van Gogh in the south of France to paint. They hung out together until Paul left for Tahiti to paint naked island women. Smart move, Paul- Vinny ws nuts and he would never sell a single painting during his lifetime. Now days, Gauguin and Van Gogh are two of the most revered names in art. Read The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maughn, a novel inspired by his life.

Paul was an impressionist and loved bright colors. I love his art. Check out his style:

I get the Gauguin Syndrome every year around this time. I get island fever really bad.

I want to remind everyone that the auction is on at KFOX.Com for the private acoustic concert at your house. I'll show up with a selection of acoustic guitars and a handful of songs.

Make a bid today!