i'm a humorist and a poet..i've been aware for a very long time poetry is unwanted on the READER...now it seems HUMOR is unwanted as well

so i will be leaving the Reader..and will miss it very much

i came to have fun...and it isn't any fun anymore

thx to all that welcomed me here...friends made and treasured...may all of u find and live ur dreams...as another writer here would say..best Nan

When they turn the pages of history

When these days have passed long ago

Will they read of us with sadness

For the seeds that we let grow?

We turned our gaze

From the castles in the distance

Eyes cast down

On the path of least resistance

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies

Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes

Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise

Beating down the multitude and

Scoffing at the wise

The hypocrites are slandering

The sacred halls of Truth

Ancient nobles showering

Their bitterness on youth

Can't we find the minds that made us strong?

Can't we learn to feel what's right

And what's wrong?

What's wrong?

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies

Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes

Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise

Beating down the multitude and

Scoffing at the wise

Can't we raise our eyes and make a start?

Can't we find the minds to lead us

Closer to the Heart?

there is a new blurb under the make a comment section of comments

We prohibit profanity, libel, spam, racial epithets, and the harassment and abuse of others. Any off-topic comments stand a chance of being removed. In other words: talk about the site content, not each other.

you see i have a favorite blogger here...an elderly gent of great understanding and a plethora of knowledge of politics (federal..state and county) as he's been a journalist of some note for a very long time

no i'm not telling u how long!!!

suffice it to say he like me is in someways "older then dirt"

here's my dilemma...i know little about politics in spite of my advancing age and intelligence...and when i visit this fellas blog i often go completely off subject

i kid with him...flirt brazenly with him (altho i completely respect his long term happy marriage)...i post a poem in his comments if the subject matter seems appropriate...we discuss and sing POOH songs together...and i offer to buy products he has stocks in to keep them from falling in the stock market...hahahahaha

i just generally play with this more then lovely man

i have e-mailed him thru the reader to ask if my shenanigans r tiring to him and he has said "no they aren't"

i have also told him that any time he sees fit he should delete my comment...and in print he has resoundingly said he won't

but now i'm wondering...not just about commenting to this gentleman ...but to many i comment to...because i'm kinda a court jester around here...even if u can't see my funny pointy hat or hear the bells ringing


i'm kinda feeling that people like me might be banished from the READER Kingdom

maybe a READER blogger shouldn't be comic relief

More like this:


CuddleFish July 6, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m.

Nan, I may be following you out the door.

Reader admin has lost it. Seriously.

I am told they pulled a thread that referenced "incest." Yet they allow another thread to stay that references bestiality, satanism, physical and sexual abuse -- and that blog post, if the past is any indication, will probably win the blog contest this month.

Why is all this happening? The writing is on the wall, and it ain't pretty.


nan shartel July 6, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

i'm sadder then sad because as u know Cuddles...i friggin' love mice


Grasca July 6, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m.

If some had not been allowed to exceed the Terms of Use from their first violations, we would not be at this juncture. I hope that no one leaves because the community needs all of its members.


Grasca July 6, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m.

If staff needs some extra work, I would review the recently posted story which references abuse, loss of virginity and other questionable matters. It is offensive on many levels to some readers and of questionable taste in my opinion.


CuddleFish July 7, 2010 @ 4:09 a.m.

I wrote this comment on another thread, but apparently it was removed, so will repeat my question.

My understanding is a thread of MsG's was removed, supposedly because it jokingly mentioned incest -- Interesting that a certain writer here made jokes about incest that never bothered the Reader.

Further, as Grasca has said, there is currently a thread on the forum that references bestiality, satanism, physical and sexual abuse, among other offensive topics, and that thread has been allowed to stand.

I doubt that the thread that was pulled was pulled for the reason given. But if it is true, then there appears to be a double standard. Intolerable, really.


Russ Lewis July 7, 2010 @ 4:32 a.m.

Could you give us the URL to the entry you mentioned in your third paragraph in #8? Thanks.


Robert Johnston July 7, 2010 @ 7:11 a.m.

Sad to see you go, Nan!

Just goes to prove that ANY form of warfare (especially e-mail flame wars) never prove who is right--only who is left to pick up the pieces.

What scares me the most is that I will log onto this site, and find our blog page has been permanently deleted by order of the Reader.

I care for you folks, since you are my cyberspace buddies. However, to quote a punchline from a WWII poster: "WATCH WHAT YOU WRITE!"

As for me, I'm staying on this blogsite until they shut it down!

Go in peace, nan...perhaps one day, we may see you again!



Grasca July 7, 2010 @ 8:35 a.m.

California Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 5150-5157 is the clue.


nan shartel July 7, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m.

me 2 SurfPuppy...she such a happy cuss...Cindy uber alles!!!!


nan shartel July 7, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m.

thx LPR...i had no idea that "comment behavior" was changing everywhere...9 x out of 10 mine were strictly humorous but i didn't stay on target with the blog content sometimes..and that could be consider disrespectful to some


nan shartel July 7, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m.

deleting all the bloggers would be a shame Robbiebear...i haven't been here to long but i've for the most part enjoyed the experience

i've recently begun to realize how the READER blog is an avenue for budding writers...that in itself makes it a worthy endeavorer and we should all be applauding the READER for that

there's a wide variety of writers here...some very good...i went to Quills today and read his blog "the most beautiful squirrel" and have rarely read anything more on target to the subject in a truly heartfelt and gentle way


i would have hated to have missed that over name calling and in fighting

i'm pondering all this...as i think many are right now

again namaste LPR...and best...nan


nan shartel July 7, 2010 @ 2:37 p.m.

Robbiebear is at the top of his form with poetic prose to make one think


CuddleFish July 7, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m.

Sure, russl. So, I ask again: If the thread that mentioned incest was pulled, why wasn't this thread pulled?

Nan, we are very lucky indeed, blessed I would call it, to be part of such a brilliant community of writers. Yourself, AG, Daniels, MsG, RobbieBear, Joe, and others -- and others who I wouldn't call bad writers, just beginners making all the mistakes beginning writers do.

I miss many of the writers who have left, in particular, Pike and Adam (miss Stella like crazy -- her and Dr. Peanut are the bomb when it comes to writing about the human psyche.). It's great to be able to come to this site every day and know someone is going to be posting something new and fresh and interesting.



nan shartel July 7, 2010 @ 9:17 p.m.

ditto Cuddles..i didn't know Stella...but Pike was a loss...no more biking stories

we still have Refried who is just terrific as a fact finder and a south of the border blogger altho i wouldn't allocate Mexico as his only forte..

and he's just and all round good guy too

.i love ur Mexican heritage pieces Cuddles

there r one or two writer who write in Mexican and English..i don't recall their name but i've read a few wonderful translated blogs


CuddleFish July 8, 2010 @ 8:24 p.m.

Russl, I ask again: Why is the thread I referenced not pulled?

Is there a double standard now, with some of us being targeted?


Rocket_J_Squirrel July 8, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m.

Nanners. Don't go. Your little Pocket Rocket will miss you.


Russ Lewis July 8, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m.

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.


nan shartel July 8, 2010 @ 9:32 p.m.

oh squirrel boy...i miss u darlin'...it's gettin' NUTS here without u...i miss my pocket rocket~~sigh~~

aint no sunshine when ur gone rodent companion



nan shartel July 8, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m.

russl...boundary crossing of any kind is risky...it seems to fall into that discretionary civilized bailiwick

it's difficult to maintain civility when the borders erode and disappear


nan shartel July 8, 2010 @ 9:41 p.m.

this one is better Pocket...the other one hiccups too darn often


this gal is one hell of a singer eh...i love the blues!


Grasca July 8, 2010 @ 10:43 p.m.

I don't get the humor mentioned by another blogger who lost her virginity to a pork product. Hormel might sue. This should be examined. What is funny "acceptable" about the stand up 5150 comic that was not funny "acceptable" about the Admin pulled post ? I am not seeing a difference. Please explain. Pentagrams of female monthly blood also seem to be in very questionable taste in the same "acceptable" humor post.


Russ Lewis July 8, 2010 @ 11:21 p.m.

That comedian wasn't harassing anybody, as far as I know.


SurfPuppy619 July 8, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m.

Alleging incestuous relationships in print is dangerous business, even in jest. Newspapers have no sense of humor when it comes to this sort of thing. Airport security screeners don't get it either when people joke about bombs. Nothing was pulled because anyone used humor.

By russl

OMG, now I have heard it all....the biggest loud mouth abuser of the TOS on this site spouting off about "Newspapers have no sense of humor when it comes to this sort of thing." Thanks for the laugh!

Give me a friggen break. Talk about the the pot calling the kettle black.


CuddleFish July 8, 2010 @ 11:40 p.m.

The best interpretation of the best song ever:

"I never made promises lightly,

And there've been some that I've broken,

But I swear, in the days still left,

We will walk in fields of gold,

We will walk in fields of gold."


Russ Lewis July 9, 2010 @ 5:48 a.m.

You can't stop lying, can you, SP. (I know, it's a job requirement.) Please find me one -- just one -- Reader admin who will back you on that. Go ahead.

Funny, if I'm the loudmouth, which of us is addicted to seeing his comments all over this board? (Hint: SP/JV, 4,266; RL, 750.)

If you don't mind, why don't you answer CF's question in #23. And don't forget to flag this for removal.


MsGrant July 9, 2010 @ 7:59 a.m.

Oh, puhleeeeeze!!! You cannot be serious. What is this, a police state now? Oh, someone might get offended! Oh, someone might get their feelings hurt! Oh, someone might tell on someone! Do you even realize how dumb this all is?

Russl, without realizing it, you just posted the one line that got that thread pulled.

ADMIN!! Please pull Russl's comment. I've offended myself!!


CuddleFish July 9, 2010 @ 8:21 a.m.

snort snicker snort

Did russl actually call the Reader "a newspaper?"

And here I thought they had no sense of humour about themselves.

Okay, back to the subject at hand.

When Josh Board wrote that joke about incest in his blog post, I complained about it, openly, on the attached thread. It wasn't funny. Know why it wasn't funny? Because it was about a real live person suffering in a real life situation.

Without seeing the entire context of the piece, MsG's comment is laugh-out loud funny because clearly she is not referencing anything that actually happened, she is MAKING STUFF UP to exaggerate the extent of the narrator's hotness. To say she is harassing or abusing or parodying anyone is simply ridiculous, at least I know of no bloggers who write about incestuous relationships with their brothers in that style of writing here or anywhere.

Board's comments were not pulled until the day he involuntarily departed. MsG's bit of brilliant fictional humour was yanked the minute it hit the page. And as she has correctly pointed out, there is a thread on here whose content is vulgar, coarse, twisted, yet there it stays, waiting to take the July Neighborhood Blog award.

The differences are so obvious, they hardly need explaining. Sorry, but this whole thing reeks of lost moorings.


Grasca July 9, 2010 @ 8:38 a.m.

Snorting could be judged offensive in a auditory sense for those who abstain from meat products. Sillier things have been removed for cause while other more offensive posts remain. It is all in the literary/legal taste buds of those who can delete.


CuddleFish July 9, 2010 @ 9:02 a.m.

Grasca, apparently these people couldn't tell the difference between child porn and Lolita. And they can't distinguish between what is legally defensible and what isn't. Clumsy, ham-handed, and that's if you accept their explanation on its face. Hate to think there's something else going on here, but the evidence certainly seems to suggest a [not so] hidden agenda.


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 11:14 a.m.

thx for the song by Eva Cuddles

and thx for all the comments here...some are brash..argumentative...scornful but there's no name calling...this is what comment areas are for

it makes me proud i have a comment area where this can happen...and i ask Admin right now not to remove any comment and in the future not to remove any comments to any of my blogs without MY permission

only i have the right to remove comments!!!

unless they are slanderous..pornographic...or prejudicial in any way

now to the topic that's being discussed now...the deletion of blogs for cause

recently i had a blog deleted...it was a poem that altho the wording wasn't offensive... the content...including the picture that some of the poem was written in was clearly sexual in nature...it was a beautiful sensual poem...deeply intimate...and ecstatic in content

~~u know..the kind that make ur breath catch in ur throat and u never want to leave that moment and breathe again~~

human doings focused in rare air

the READER pulled it

I wasn't offended

for some it would have been too much

for those who have that "all sex is dirty" or 2 private to ever see the light of day

poetry has alway dived into pools of human experiences sometimes off limits to others

i didn't get a chance to read Granties piece...just as no one got to read my what my have been considered "over the top" poem so i can't speak to it

i can say this much..MsG hasn't never to my knowledge written an unseemly blog...so i would bet the one pulled wasn't either

i have some thoughts about "hidden agendas" where the awarding of blogger of the month prizes go...but they r speculation at this point...theories yet to be proven

for the first time i did not rush to congratulate the winners as i do every month...that in itself say something about what i think

Before I Became a Mental Patient, I Was a Stand-up Comedian

this blog was crude..sick...and made fun of women in a way that was beyond my sensibilities...it was a definate HBO piece...and i'm not a paying customer here for that kind of fare....

but as it still stands readable here i guess i'll never have to worry about MY COMIC RELIEF comments!!!


Grasca July 9, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m.

With the blogisphere spinning out of control at this site, I am having difficulty keeping up with the removed posts, redirected posts, and all that jazz. While I agree that some content can be viewed from a reader's perspective, other content is just plain nasty whether a mental patient writes it or not. I would like to see the editorial standards printed for what is "acceptable" humor and what is not. Referencing a woman's monthly blood flow and connecting it to a pentagram is weird, repulsive, and offensive to me. But this blog remains in all of its questionable glory. Since a meat product was mentioned, should the blog be thrown into the recipe section ? Or entertainment ? Or maybe just removed ? I just ate a Twinkie so I have legal defense for what I wrote.


a2zresource July 9, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m.

"I just ate a Twinkie so I have legal defense for what I wrote."

Proof that comedy here is not quite dead yet?

The Reader says blogs are for BLOGGING, whatever that is.



nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m.

Since a meat product was mentioned, should the blog be thrown into the recipe section ?

Grasca...didn't i tell u before to give me a SPEW ALERT when u throw zingers like this in!!!!



CuddleFish July 9, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m.

The standards are changing so fast, and not for the better, a2z, that it's impossible to keep up.

Four threads pulled in two days, not one of them offensive, NOT ONE. Yet threads are allowed to stand that are truly questionable in terms of content and despite numerous complaints.

Again, one doesn't want to suspect a hidden agenda. But ...


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m.


went and read it homey

no real refined explanation on content...

Grasca meat product/recipe section is very sophisticated comic relief ;-)

and i'm jealous...hahahahahahahaha

thx for ur input guy/gal


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m.

Cuddles what 4 were pulled???

does that include Grantie's parody and my poem...or is there 4 more since then????


Grasca July 9, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m.

No tranny jokes allowed - "guy/gal."


CuddleFish July 9, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m.

nan, I had no idea one of your poems was pulled!!!!

The four pulled were one of mine, On Winning the Blog Contest, then MsG's Awesome, then my Simple Standards was sent to recipes, and my Adam Lambert was sent to events. :(

Seems somebody at the Reader is watching us closely ...


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m.

cuddles...r they squinting their eyes???


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m.

tranny/Grasca... i'm wearing a bib from now on...hahahahahahahahaha


a2zresource July 9, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m.

RE Blogging definition or lack of one:

I don't necessarily follow all or any of these tips mentioned in the link below, but if people are interested in anything I've blogged about at the Reader, then I blame the journalism teachings of Andrew Makarushka, back when he was our adviser at the CITY TIMES of San Diego City College in the last millennium.



nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m.

i've blogs for 11 years now at about 8 blogging sites and i dont think this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7RPCF... has a clue on blogging a2zresource

blogging is strictly personal...not for the masses at all...except in the comments if the blogger chose to enter into the comments

i have alway spoken up to every comment...but my blogs???

they're strictly for my own entertainment and i choose the content to begin with..if others enjoy it as well all the better


Russ Lewis July 9, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m.

Absolutely, Nan. A blog is a diary, for one's own growth, and if someone else benefits from it, that's a bonus. And it's surprising how they sometimes do.


a2zresource July 9, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m.

Diary = journal.

To write in a journal = journalism.

Not all is journalism = San Diego Reader.

I think I've got it now.


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m.


a new blogger to grace and take my place as the "comic par excellence" in our community

but u just know she'll be writing uber insightful stuff 2




Grasca July 9, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m.

In my limited experience I think there is always room for two smart asses on the site. Thank you for the Welcome Aboard. Hopefully, no one is humming the theme song from the Titanic at this moment.


CuddleFish July 9, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m.

No Titanic theme song, but if you hear the theme from Jaws, watch your toesies, you never know if and/or when the sharks will show up again. ;)


a2zresource July 9, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m.

RE #54:

In PC code, that's "smart assets"...


Russ Lewis July 9, 2010 @ 9:09 p.m.

Haven't had time to come up with a single admin who supports your lie, SurfPuppy, esq.? (See #32.) Maybe this was what you had in mind:



Grasca July 9, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m.


Aren't we supposed to "talk about the site content, not each other ?"

Play nice.


nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m.

Cuddles...next time by here please leave me some bread crumbs to ur Bar-B-Que recipe and ur Adam Lambert blog

why aren't they at ur blog kiddo..i can't find them and i'm hungry for both



nan shartel July 9, 2010 @ 11:14 p.m.

ok i found the recipe...now WTF is Adam???????

r we going to have to go back to the old card indexing here....hahahahahahahahahaha??


CuddleFish July 10, 2010 @ 1:22 a.m.

The threads were moved by Reader admin, nan -- I have no idea why, and frankly, I am not going to worry my head over what they do, since clearly what they do makes no sense.

russl, did you really have to drag that old thread out of the dead zone? My Lord, I'd rather read MsG's pulled thread, or mine, or my Adam Lambert thread -- hint, hint -- than go over that old thing again.


Reader Staff July 10, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m.

Re: #41 and #62

It's pretty simple, CuddleFish. As was previously explained to you via email:

Recipes belong in the recipe section. Event content belongs in the event section. Blogs belong in the blog section.

We have always organized content this way. This is nothing new. There is no hidden agenda.

All content posted by a particular person (whether a comment, a blog, a recipe, etc...) can be found on that person's profile page, accessed by by clicking on their name.


CuddleFish July 10, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m.

I wasn't looking, russl, nan was, she may be interested in pursuing what I write all over the site, I doubt if too many others are.

Admin, those of us who blog on the Neighborhood blogs have been allowed to add pretty much whatever content we choose -- it has been within our discretion to start topics we think are of general interest to readers.

I had a thread posted here, Simple Food, which spoke of cooking, and which a number of people added recipes to in the comment section. Simple Standards was a follow-up on that thread. I added a recipe into the content of the post to give an example of what I was writing about, and solicited more recipes such as the ones posted in the Simple Foods thread.

The other one, about Adam Lambert, I had posted a thread about Adam Lambert before, it was not removed. Again, this flimsy excuse that I mentioned him coming to San Diego, well really, that was my excuse for posting a thread about Adam when in actuality I only wanted to post the video.

The third blog post pulled, On Winning the Reader Blog Contest, let's be honest. It wasn't abusive or harassing. Anyway, I already responded to that in my followup thread, General Announcement. :)


SurfPuppy619 July 10, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m.

CuddleFish, you you being unfairly persecuted?

What can I do to help?.......


CuddleFish July 10, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m.

I think the Reader don't like me, SurfPuppy.

I do have that effect on people! :)


nan shartel July 10, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m.



~~i have been visited~~

now i can go skipping thru the flowery fields here and yon and find my life complete~*~

er..um...webadmin...that's comedy

anywho i do thank u for coming as i had no idea a blog of mine could be moved anywhere else because of their content

i wouldn't mind if my poems ended up in Poetry

do u ask permission of the person first...warn them

warn...now why would i choose that word?????

now on that click on the persons name...that doesn't work...for Cuddlefish there is 2 listings

General Announcement Please Read and Tamales Tacos Flies...a blog winner

there are many blogger who have little or no blog history available

once i'm at Cuddlefishes blog i click on the "More Memorial Life"

the same 2 blogs come up...nothing else

if i put Memorial Life into the search engine at the top and search blogs i get a random group of blogs some written by Cuddles some blogs she's left comments in and i have no idea if all her writing is represent there

it's all very confusing...and sad in a way as Cuddles has written some very nice stuff and it would be nearly impossible to find them with this system

i intend no personal criticism here...this is a just "making the READER aware" comment

i could be speaking of many writers here...not just Cuddles...i'm quite fortunate...all of my blogs r listed

i wonder if this lifting and moving peoples blogs to suit ur criteria has something to do with it

there r writers here i love to reread and in cases like Cuddles i can't

thx for dropping by and i'm hopeful u'll (in spite of the fact i can't speel) look into that problem for me...namaste Nan


nan shartel July 10, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m.

thx for leaving me that Adam Lambert thread addy Russl...i couldn't find it ((hugs))


Duhbya July 11, 2010 @ 8:18 a.m.

RE #48: a2zresource, I worked with Andy when he was the moderator for an alternative news program we put together at KPRI in the early 70's, when the studio was located at the corner of 7th and Ash, across from the El Cortez. That was one of the most exciting periods in my life. What a mind.


nan shartel July 11, 2010 @ 8:32 a.m.

it Sunday and i deem this blog officially closed

i'm closing up and blowing this Popsicle Stand

go on now..ur all free to go and find another location for this discussion...nice to see u but don't over stay ur welcome



Reader Staff July 11, 2010 @ 8:48 a.m.

Re #68:

There are only two entries in "Memorial Life" currently displaying because the rest of the entries in that blog have been made private by the author.

Blog authors have the capacity to take their entries offline at anytime.


nan shartel July 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m.

thx Web Admin...i appreciate ur bringing that info to me...now it's Sunday for u 2 and i hereby give all of Web Admin the day of rest off

so shoooooooooo...go have some fun....i think we all need to take a well deserved break here

meet ya all at IHOP...save me a seat...and order the Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for me


a2zresource July 11, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m.

RE #78:

"RE #48: a2zresource, I worked with Andy when he was the moderator for an alternative news program we put together at KPRI in the early 70's, when the studio was located at the corner of 7th and Ash, across from the El Cortez. That was one of the most exciting periods in my life. What a mind."

Andrew Makarushka was and is the reason I walked out of a US Trustee's PAYING internship with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee to write for CITY TIMES in the late 90s as one of his students.

I've got a lot to say about the Reader and its place in San Diego, and a lot more about the purpose of blogging, but I'll take it elsewhere.


CuddleFish July 11, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m.

"I've got a lot to say about the Reader and its place in San Diego, and a lot more about the purpose of blogging, but I'll take it elsewhere."

Be sure and provide a link when that post goes up, a2z, I'd be interested in reading it.

nan, all the cat ladies are warm and convivial. :)


antigeekess July 11, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m.

Hey, I missed an EVA CASSIDY discussion? Ya'll DO know that she's my #1 idol? The best, bar none. I even worked with a couple of guitarists on an "Eva Cassidy Tribute" sorta thingy, back 3-4 years ago. Neither worked out, due to personal drama that had nothing to do with music. We were working on "Autumn Leaves," "Woodstock," and "Fields of Gold."

Here she is, on Autumn Leaves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXYu-3r1S8&a=ISh47UAQPVA&playnext_from=ML&playnext=2

In fact, here's my YouTube channel, with my own Eva video right at the top: http://www.youtube.com/user/antigeekess

(It's a little hard to make a vid on someone who has very few public pictures in existence. I did the best I could at the time.)

Wow. Almost 22,000 views. Hadn't checked in a while. Wow! Something new! When my vid stopped playing on its own page... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCs2L...

...another Eva vid started, in an automatic "Eva Cassidy Mix!" That's COOL! Usually YouTube's changes annoy me, but this is really groovy. :)

Next in the Eva mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFFo1pu4q7Q&a=ISh47UAQPVA&playnext_from=ML&playnext=1

All ya ever need to know about singing. Riiiiiight there in that lady. I'll stop now.



nan shartel July 11, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m.

hey a2z...got lots to say...BLOG IT...i'd read


nan shartel July 11, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m.

cats r always warm and convivial Cuddles

when they're in a comfortable place.. purring and their claws r sheathed


CuddleFish July 11, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m.

AG, I had never heard of Eva Cassidy, when a fellow on another forum introduced me to her. I can't say I like her interpretation of every song -- he kept insisting I go back and listen to Autumn Leaves, and no, it doesn't rate with me.

BUT: I say this in all seriousness, there is no better song, and no better interpretation of a song, ever, than Eva Cassidy singing Fields of Gold. [And I've heard Clay Aiken singing it! ;)]


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