From: danny moynahan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:41 AM
Subject: Guy Fluffner Memorial Friday 2/27 @ Air Conditioned, 9:30
Nobody dies forever.
Guy Fluffner Memorial
Friday February 27, 9:30 pm
Air Conditioned Supper Club
625 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
If you knew Guy Fluffner like I knew Guy Fluffner then that makes two of us. He was truly
one of a kind–or as E. Rodney Jones put it, "a genius talent that has unsurpassed those
of equal quality." We miss him dearly and remember him fondly.
I remember sipping tea with Guy on a cold, crisp day in April 1996. I had tracked him down
in La Paz, Bolivia to get his advice on some big life issues I was facing at the time. That's
when he told me about the Potato Prophecy. He wouldn't go into the details on that first day
of our visit. That wasn't Guy's style. He was thorough and deliberate in just about everything
he did. Rather, he would deliver the prophecy in small, digestible pieces over the course of
my visit so as to make sure I absorbed everything I could from what he was teaching me.
Wow. Great teacher, that Guy.
Unfortunately, that was the last I ever saw of Guy Fluffner. "Nobody dies forever," he told me
as we parted that day. Years later, I'm finally understanding what he meant by that. The more
I talk with other musicians like myself that played under Guy Fluffner's tutelage, the more I realize
how alive he really is in our hearts, in our music, and in the memories we share about the man
we know as Guy Fluffner.
And so, we* invite you to come celebrate with us the music and the memory of Guy Fluffner this
coming Friday at Air Conditioned in Venice.
*Keeping the memory of Guy alive will be:
John Nau-electric piano
Danny Moynahan-saxophone, flute
p.s. Regarding the Potato Prophecy: I'm happy to announce that a manuscript of the prophecy
has been found and is currently being translated into English. Woo! From the work that has been
done so far, we can tell it has something to do with food. See you Friday!
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Join those non-partisan push-backs of Westside Progressives for an afternoon of politically-edged comedy and music at Los Angeles' pre-eminent performance venue, the Jazz Bakery.
Get your laugh back on track with Bay Area satirist Darryl Henriques (described as an 'amalgam of Lenny Bruce, Paul Krassner and Robin Williams' by the SF Chronicle) and stand-up wit Betsy Salkind (writer on the RoseAnne Show and 'The Squirrel Lady' on Jay Leno's Tonight Show). Vocalist Lauri Reimer and singer/songwriter/keyboard master Alfred Johnson will get us in the mood for Fat Tuesday with a set of blues, R&B and Cajun Soul! We have invited Los Angeles City and LAUSD primary candidates to meet with us before, after and during intermission. Plus! Admission includes light refreshments and raffle tickets for great swag!
Yes, it will be a great event. But beyond that, your support for this once-a-year event will help WP work on behalf of progressive candidates, host community forums and rattle official cages. WP is committed to taking the Progressive Agenda deeper and further into mainstream territory in 2009.
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Saturday February 21, 2009
1:00 - 3:30 PM (doors open for mingling at 12:30)
Jazz Bakery 3233 Helms Avenue, LA 90034
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If you're a Wall Street executive who drove your firm into the ground and nearly capsized the U.S. economy, it seems like all you have to do these days to get a multibillion dollar bailout from Congress is put your hand out.
But if you're like Guillermo San Pedro, a hardworking truck driver in Los Angeles who fell victim to a predatory loan and is at risk of losing his home, you're on your own.
Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJGTuqciTGo
Eight million people are at risk of losing their homes because Wall Street abandoned responsible lending practices to gain short-term profits. The housing crisis is not just a problem for families facing foreclosure - it's a problem for every homeowner in America. As long as foreclosures persist, home values will keep going down, and everyone loses. No Wall Street bailout will fix that problem.
We're collecting stories from people all over the country who have been hit by the housing crisis so we can show what's really happening on Main Street: while Wall Street takes hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money to pay for lavish executive bonuses and luxurious office furniture, homeowners at risk of foreclosure still aren't getting any relief.
We need your help. Have you been affected by the housing meltdown? Foreclosed on? Underwater? Trapped in a predatory loan? Do you know anyone else whose life has been turned upside down by the collapse of the real estate market? Record your story, or the story of a friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor, and send it to us. If you have a video camera or webcam, then please send us your video. You can also add your written story along with a photo we can post on our interactive map.
We have gathered almost two dozen videos recorded and sent in by people telling their foreclosure story or a friend's. Here are two of them and check the site for more.
Penny from Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQNpXocJeU
Holly from Florida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1XpfxJRjs0
Help us tell the stories of families impacted by the housing crisis so we can give them a megaphone louder than Wall Street's. The banks have gotten their handouts; now it's time for working Americans to be put first.
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