How are all you beautiful people? Angie Bowie Net is up and happening!!!!!
I have enjoyed your letters and appreciate the feedback.
What news have I?
Well, it seems as though we are witnessing one disaster after another....
I can only reiterate, please donate time or money.
For the undecided, the choices are:
INTERNATIONAL - The RED CROSS & UNICEF
NATIONALLY - The RED CROSS, SALVATION ARMY and GOODWILL
Recently I have been going to the acupuncturist. BOB STAGNITTO, LAc has stopped my hay fever and various aches and pains. I feel energized without the use of medicine or stimulants. If your maladies do not respond to synthetic drugs I strongly recommend trying acupuncture, a 5,000 year old therapy. Acupuncture relieves and cures many pesky ailments painlessly and without medication. Acupuncture re-aligns the pathways of energy that allow the body to heal itself. Michael, my partner has relieved his shoulder and back pain with just two treatments. He swears by it.
It is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month.
Helena Marie Galas Barnett, my sainted & beloved mother died of breast cancer in Scottsdale in 1984. I think of her everyday as I cook and wash dishes, research my articles, work in the garden, wash the car, shop, talk to Stacia. She is me and all around me. Do I have this disease to anticipate? I hope not.
In 2005, some advances have been made. Death rates from breast cancer have dropped 2.3 percent a year since 1990. Amongst women over 50, the incidence of the disease has increased a small amount, 0.3 percent from 1987-2002. Death rates from breast cancer declined 3.3 percent for women younger than 50 and by 2.0 percent for women 50 years old plus.
Survival rates and times have increased; 80 percent of survivors live ten years while 88 percent live for five years. Breast cancer awareness messages have yielded wonderful figures.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer in its early stages, a 98 percent survival rate is possible. Doctor Morgan Jr., a staff physician at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California is confident that we shall see increased survival figures in the coming years. He offers the three following reasons: better and earlier detection, more effective drugs and the beneficial effects of life-style changes to prevent a recurrence of the condition.
Improving diet, less protein, specifically meat and dairy foods plus as much exercise as one can manage are the generic requirements to age healthfully and avoid certain diseases that prey upon lethargy or depression
From England, there is an October 5th, 2005 Daily Mirror article entitled "New Breast Cancer Drug on NHS will help 1,000 women beat breast cancer". Thanks to Gym Piper who brought it to my attention.
The following are just some of the ladies we have lost to this ailment....
Pauline Johnson was a Canadian author who lived from 1861 -1913. Pauline was a Tekahionwake Native born on the Six Nation Reserve, in Branford Ontario. She was "The daughter of a Mohawk chief and an Englishwoman, Pauline traveled across Canada and the United States reciting her poetry and thrilling audiences everywhere. When she visited England in 1894 she was the toast of London's glittering parties. Pauline died of breast cancer at age fifty-two and her ashes were buried in Vancouver's Stanley Park"http://www.carolsutton.net/pink/famous_women_died_brcancer.html
Marie Stopes, the feminist pioneer of birth control died of breast cancer in 1958; Dusty Springfield whose smoky voice was a part of the soundtrack of the 1960s. Another casualty to this horrible disease was singer, Minnie Ripperton who died in 1979 with her beautiful 5 octave range voice.
Kylie Minogue's recent bout of breast cancer treatment is bringing hope, comfort and awareness to many. http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0508/050808-kylie.html
We memorialize Linda McCartney and all the victims claimed by breast cancer.
If you are in the Tucson area please join the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on SUNDAY, October 30th 2005.
Well the cats are neutered and that took all summer; they had to stay in the house with us for one week after surgery, so we cat-sat for 4 consecutive weeks.
I am in the middle of writing a story "Don't Call Me, Pooda!" about the PK family. But just as much as Don Marquis' "Archy and Mehitabel" tickled me as a child; I know there is merit in writing from an animal's point of view. I am enjoying the challenge.
My father read me "Archy and Mehitabel." I am forever grateful for those wonderful hours of poetry and prose; he also read me "Decisive Battles of the Western World" and every Rudyard Kipling book, so much poetry. "The owl and the pussy cat went sea in a....." we covered a lot of territory.
Wheely Willy & Friends Newsletter Nos. 4 & 5. Click link below.
MONTEEN MCCORD / THE HAWK LADY
I received a wonderful e-mail from Monteen McCord and she revealed her passion for hawks and birds in general
Thank you for the feather and lovely photographs of you and your feathered friends!
VISIT MONTEEN'S WEBSITE FOR MORE WONDERFUL BIRD PHOTOS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK MONTEEN TO LECTURE AT YOUR SCHOOL OR GROUP.
Here's Gym Piper and band playing at the Hard Rock in Singapore! Click Here to watch the video.
Gym's fish Lector and Jayne
Also check http://www.pennysworth.co.uk/
From LUNA LOUNGE IN NEW YORK:
If you have broadband check out our indie rock station
Click on the 'Album Of The Month' button at the link below.
JUDE & THE SUBTERRANEANS
Thanks to everyone who came to the Dublin Castle show. We had a good time. It was nice to be who we are again.
It didn't feel like three years, it just felt normal. The only complaint that we've had is that
it was too short. We've been offered a return match by the promoters, not something we normally do, but its just so, well, local...
If it was down to me we'd be out there every night. Alas, London promoters have this ludicrous policy that they call the "over-exposure prevention clause". You are not allowed to play a gig in the London Metropolitan area for a month either side of your booking. I mean, at the last census weren't there about eleven million people in
Greater London? Hells bells, the borough of Camden alone is about the size of Liverpool, and Zone 1 is bigger than Paris...
Anyway, I must simmer down. The next show is a completely different affair. We'll be combining acoustic and recorded music, spoken word, film etc. with a line-up that doesn't include Robin or Guy, but includes cello and flute, etc. That'll be at the 291 Gallery in Hackney Road on Tuesday 11th October. Doors open 8pm. Ludicrously
cheap entry at just three quid. The 291 is a converted church. We, however, are yet to be converted churches.
We then have our seaside rendezvous in Brighton, at the Sanctuary Café, Hove, on Wednesday 19th October. Support from Evi Vine, of who you've heard tell. This is an acoustic show, and Robin will be with us for this one. Advance tickets, five quid from www.ticketweb.co.uk -
there is NO booking fee to pay on these, the only additional cost is £1.50 postage per order (regardless of how many tickets you buy), or you can request to pick-up your tickets at the venue on the night at no extra cost.
The next full band show is at the Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Road, London, tentatively on Thursday 3rd November, but that date is currently subject to change, as Guy has a Van der Graaf show in Germany on 5th, so we may have to let him out early. We are also in talks concerning our first London gig south of the river since 1996, which will be a full band show at St. Matthew's Church, Brixton.
And I have just realized how much this is sounding like a "normal" band newsletter. Get behind me, Satan, who do you think we are?
It's early, and I don't have the words. But I know a man who does...
Let not my love be called idolatry,
Nor my beloved as an idol show,
Since all alike my songs and praises be
To one, of one, still such, and ever so.
Kind is my love to-day, to-morrow kind,
Still constant in a wondrous excellence;
Therefore my verse to constancy confined,
One thing expressing, leaves out difference.
Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument,
Fair, kind, and true, varying to other words;
And in this change is my invention spent,
Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords.
Fair, kind, and true, have often lived alone,
Which three till now, never kept seat in one.
- William Shakespeare, London 1606.
Wednesday 19th October
BRIGHTON - Sanctuary Café
Jude, Carl and Robin will perform an acoustic set. Support from Evi
Vine. Jude informs us that this will be a "no frills evening, no
reading, just the songs as they are meant to be".
Tickets for this show are still available from
Tuesday 25th October
LONDON - St. James's Church, Piccadilly
Jude joins the William Blake Society for "Blake's Dark Materials",
hosted by Blake Society president Philip Pullman. Admission is
invitation only, see www.blakesociety.org.uk
'Til later, Jude
From the British PR community I had a lovely e mail from Liz Brewer who is dynamic and exciting.
Check it out: www.lizbrewer.com
Hot on the heels of letting you all know about our upcoming film festival in
London in December I have some great news to add
The festival is featured on PAGE 5 of this week's NME. Amazing. Not huge but so
Dick Rude will be in attendance at the festival, introducing the opening movie
that he made with Joe 'Let's Rock Again!' and the classic 'Straight to Hell'
which he starred in and co-wrote with director Alex Cox
Press people, he will do interviews by email or phone. Get in touch with me and
I'll link you up
More news to follow surely. Thank you for your time
See you soon
Co-Director, Filmstock Film Festival
Xaviera Hollander: The Happy Hooker
Wednesday, October 19th 9 pm US Premiere!
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)
Directed by Robert Dunlap, 2005, USA, 90 minutes.
More than thirty years after her autobiography The Happy Hooker hit the best-seller lists and rocked American society, Xaviera Hollander's notoriety as an international madam lives on. In this documentary she reveals some of her most renowned escapades, ruminates on her rise to fame and eventual deportation from the United States, and discusses how her infamous exploits both drew upon and affected relationships with her family - all for an insightful look at an important sexual revolutionary and a telling portrait of a very particular historical
What becomes an erotic legend most? Longevity.
Sex symbols have notoriously short shelf-lives, and the few that endure loom large in our pop-culture consciousness: Liz, Marilyn, Madonna. In an age of fleeting sexperts and flavor-of-the-month porno queens,
its nothing short of remarkable that after 30 years Xaviera Hollander is still a household name. Any major
corporation, let alone pin-up, would kill for such brand recognition." - The Washington Post
"Oh, New Orleans"
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