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Wednesday
Mar082000

interfilk package

Our FKO Interfilk package this month!

Jodi, Allison and I are putting together a fun package for the Interfilk auction at FKO for those with children or who are kids at heart. :-) (1) A casual tape (i.e. recorded in our living rooms :-)) of as many kids' songs as we can fit on the tape, including (2) lyric sheets, and a (3) gift certificate: I'll write a kids' song on any topic of the buyer's choosing (any topic suitable for kids' ears, that is :)). All I ask that you give me six months...hopefully it will take a lot less time. After I write it, Urban Tapestry will perform it on tape, and I'll send the tape and lyrics/chords to you...and we'll perform it for you next time we see you at a convention. I'm kind of excited about this songwriting assignment, to tell you the truth. We're hoping to record a kids' album someday, and we would put this song on the album if we liked it enough (and if it wasn't too specific a topic). We're also going to throw in some other fun stuff into this package.

Updates/News

Many thanks to Jodi for revamping the Urban Tapestry website (check out the main page). I'll be uploading revamped pages over the next few days; there will likely be glitches for a bit, so thanks in advance for your patience. I'll also eventually be moving the site to urbantapestry.org (thanks to Mike Whitaker for the suggestion when I mourned not being able to get urbantapestry.com).

Mike, by the way, has updated the Phoenix webpage with a new look and a bunch more info.

Paul Kwinn has posted a Consonance report on the Puzzlebox website (click on "Puzzlebits" in the navigation bar.

Today's officemusic: Chris Conways' EARTH RISING. Very cool CD! (hey, and Jodi's on two of the tracks, including one they co-wrote: "Wherever") To find out more about this super-talented musician, see his webpage.

Today's blatherpic: My niece Annie, who just turned three. Kinda neat to think that I saw her being born (literally). Now she calls me "Uncle Debbie" and likes to leap on me unannounced (as she did a few seconds after this digital photo was taken).


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