BLAINESWORLD #792, Section 2, part 2

(1) Rick in North Carolina: OK… I’m now waiting for “Blaine’s Guide to Good Eats in Asheville.” It would be a best seller with recommendations on what to order and who are best waitresses.

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(2) Pat H. in Pennsylvania [on format change in Section 2, part 2]: Nice job! Glad my comments had some value and paid off!!

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(3) Wes in North Carolina: Thanks for letting us know about this [the Errol Morris clip mentioned in Section 7A of last week’s issue], Blaine. I’m a big fan of Erroll Morris and I think I’ve seen all of his films, including his latest, Tabloid. I recommend it if you haven’t already seen it.

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(4) Chandler in North Carolina: I agree with you about J. Edgar [the movie]. I thought the film was very well made with an outstanding performance by Leo.

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(5) Howard in Florida: I am an ardent recipient of your periodic missives – I always enjoy your arts&culture and other recommendations (including when you recommended a blog post of mine to your readers), as well as keeping up with the goings on in your neck of the woods – my brother Dave Debs, a web/mobile communications IT specialist, lives in the Asheville area – and now I am happy to return the favor.

I have become a big fan of a string band old time music group named the Carolina Chocolate Drops – they recently won a Grammy for best traditional music album; anyway I check their website periodically for updates and see that they will be in Asheville on December 4th; Don’t know if you’re aware of this event already, or if this is your cup of tea – they are big on jug playing by the way, as well as spoons, bones, banjo, guitar (all of which I attempt) fiddle, etc. but you might want to check it out. My friend Jeanenne LaMarsh of LaMarsh & Assoc. from Chicago http://www.lamarsh.com/ saw them recently at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and said they were fabulous! Here is the link to your local venue which includes a video of the group performing Cornbread and Butterbeans, one of the songs on their award winning album (which I just downloaded today) “Genuine Negro Jig”.

http://theorangepeel.net/events/carolina-chocolate-drops/

All the best for the up-coming holidays and a happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year.

Howard R. Debs & Associates, Marketing & communications consulting

The blog:
http://communicatorsandcommunications.com/

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(6) Scott in Pennsylvania: The 50 Best Careers of 2011
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/the-50-best-careers-of-2011

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(7) Michael in Pennsylvania: If you don’t know about Wolfgang’s Vault – and you are a classic rock aficionado – you should. here’s another reason why: “25 MOST POPULAR Downloads
Starting this week, and running through the end of the year, [they] rank [their] most popular downloads and discount them to the bargain price of $5. Be sure to snatch up numbers 21-25 this week. Don’t miss out on these best selling concerts!”

I am not associated with the website and have no financial interest in it, but they have many excellent quality concerts and videos. you may have seen some videos I reposted AND you can stream for free, too (winkwink nudgenudge 😉

Listen free to the live music archive of the greatest concerts of the past fifty years in rock, country, jazz, blues, and more. These are rare concert recordings to be streamed free, many are downloadable, by the biggest names in music: Aerosmith in Central Park, John Lennon in ’79, U2 in 1983, etc.

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/

Listen free to the live music archive of the greatest concerts of the past fifty years in rock, country, jazz, blues, and more. These are rare concert recordings to be streamed free, many are downloadable, by the biggest names in music: Aerosmith in Central Park, John Lennon in ’79, U2 in 1983, etc.

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(8) John in New Jersey: Utah duck hunter shot in buttocks by his dog
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/53020150-78/dog-boat-buttocks-hunter.html.csp

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(9) Doc in North Carolina: The greatest customer story ever told
http://shankman.com/the-best-customer-service-story-ever-told-starring-mortons-steakhouse/

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(10) Barbara in North Carolina: I watched “Have a Little Faith” [TV movie cited in last week’s issue] and was sad he died so young…but I’ve always believed people can and do change.

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(11) Ingrid in Pennsylvania: I loved the picture of you and Cynthia in front of your friends store window. I bet downtown Asheville looks very festive this time of year.

From the looks of each newsletter, you aren’t missing Bucks county.

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(12) Allen in North Carolina: Blaine, I am sick of you emails. You are a fraud of the highest level. There is no way you and wife (very pretty) could go to all the restaurants you write about. Just look at yourselves. Not only are you happy and attractive, you are both slender. I just look at all your delicious dinners, the great receipts for such things as Grammas Granola (of which a copy is lying on my kitchen counter right now) and I begin to put on weight. So cut it out!

Actually, thanks for the time you take to write thoughtful and insightful articles. I am going to make sure my daughter gets the info relating to “Temper Tantrums” because my 3 year old granddaughter is definitely in the “Terrible Three’s”. People often ask why I work so late and the reason is she doesn’t go to bed until 8 PM. Well, this is not true but close enough to it that I’ve considered it.

Now I will save up to head toward Wasabi’s with dessert with my bride.

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