Saturday, July 14, 2012

MUCH happier post today!

Thank you for all the good wishes for my friends and their health challenges--such is the beauty of the blogging community.  I am so grateful that you all pop in here to see what's up.

Today I am out of my mind with excitement over a fundraising event I'll be headlining on August 23.  My sister Lori has put it all together; it's to benefit the alumni fund for Saint Anne Institute, a not-for-profit organization in Albany where she's worked for close to 30 years.  Yesterday she sent me a sample of what the tickets will look like.

Yes, I'm psyched to have a headlining gig, and I'm psyched that I'll be performing in a very well-known, 250-seat venue associated with Northeast Public Radio--and the name of the venue is "The Linda"!  (Our fundraiser was just inked yesterday, so it's not listed on the Events page yet, but I'll let you know when it is.)  But most of all, I'm psyched that my kids' band, The Blackwell Sinners, will be opening the show.  Their dad (my first ex), "Lefty," also plays with them, so it'll truly be a family affair!

Blackwell Sinners at The Linda in  March 2010 (photo by Ken Jacobi)

Here's a video montage of one of Christopher's songs.  This is what happens when your kids grow up listening to Neil Young, The Band, Cowboys Junkies, Daniel Lanois, and Leonard Cohen--all Canadian bands, by the way.  No wonder I love Canadians! (Okay, four-fifths of The Band was Canadian, all but Levon Helm.)

Anyway, this is a major gig to look forward to, and if you're in Albany on that night I hope you'll make it to the show.  I have a feeling we're going to sell out; I'll let you know when tickets will be available.

Something else I have to be happy about--these pics of Hazel that I lifted from Courtney's Facebook page.

Looks like the sunshine makes the whitest baby on the beach crack a smile!  (Finally...)

Life is good.  I'm very grateful.


~Coach said...

That event sounds really neat - Congratulations! And the kid DOES smile... :)

Mimi said...

Aw, that last photo would do your heart good! She's such a sweetie!
Glad things are looking up in your world Linda (tho I missed the post with bad news, will scroll back).

And your upcoming gig? CONGRATS! Sounds just brilliant!

lightning36 said...

Sounds like fun. Break a leg -- or is that not appropriate for a comedy gig?

Tender Heart Bear said...

I am glad you are smiling again. I hope you have a great time in Albany. It sounds like you will sell out for the show. It will be an awesome show with the family there doing their own thing on stage. I wish I could be there to see it. Just keep a positive attitude about it all and it will turn out great for all of you. I will keep positive vibes going from here for all of you. Just keep smiling!♥

Liz said...

Congrats and have a blast at your show!!! I'm glad to see a happier post and pictures of a Hazel that CAN smile!!! :-)

kkerin said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations!