Friday, February 20, 2015

LEXI Awards (the Lexington Music Awards)

"The LEXINGTON MUSIC AWARDS are designed to add cohesion and a true sense of community to the local & regional music scene; to help raise the "quality" bar; to educate artists and fans alike on what's going on in the whole music community; integrate Lexington into the wider (national) music scene; and much more."
supermodel Laura Kirkpatrick

The inaugural show will take place Sunday, February 22 at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington, KY. The show features 30 categories in 4 broad sections (industry, style, performance, & special)....from best live venue & best music retailer to best guitarist & best vocalist to best country artist & best rock band to community service & lifetime achievement awards.

MCed by Kristen Pflum and Bill Meck .....with special guest presenters that include supermodel Laura Kirkpatrick  to Dan Wu (of Master Chef) to local DJ legend Max Corona....,with music performances by jazz legend Miles Osland, guitar wizard Ben Lacy, The Stick Men (featuring Tripp Bratton & David Farris), and more!

The organizer(s) have big plans, though starting locally. Keep up with plans, media (TV spots, radio interviews, newspaper stories, and more), and more for this year and beyond at the Lexington Music Awards.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Own Life - Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

A beautiful and beautifully written piece by a man facing his final days. From the NYT:

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. Although the radiation and lasering to remove the tumor ultimately left me blind in that eye, only in very rare cases do such tumors metastasize. I am among the unlucky 2 percent.

I feel grateful that I have been granted nine years of good health and productivity since the original diagnosis, but now I am face to face with dying.....(see the rest at the link below)