Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Busking Log 1: Shout Out to visitor Friends

Date/Time: Tues 9/21/2010 12PM-3PM
Location: 14th ST. UNION SQUARE N&R Trains NY,NY
Traffic: Mild

This day was special for 3 reasons: 1)International Peace Day 2)Last day of Summer and 3)We had a few unexpected friends pop in to say hey and listen for a while. Before I get into that I'll also mention there weren't any weird characters or events except for the one guy nodding off. He slipped down to the floor from the bench and lay motionless on the floor for about 10 minutes until the cops showed up. They just nudged him, he woke up, got up and walked away. Alright so International Peace Day moved us to play a lot of "Imagine": John Lennon, 3 Little Birds: Bob Marley and our newest Left on Red peace song called "Uncle Sam". That was all very cool but there's really nothing like having a friend stop in and say hey!! So shout out to you guys!

Nick Miscusi: ukulele player extraordinaire - he got there in the beginning and warmed up the floor for us with a little "If I had a hammer" Thanks Nick you ROCK!

Kristin Hoffmann: Incredible singer/songwriter. Check out "Song for the Ocean" The song and video are both incredible.

Ali Blank: Stylist for Left on Red's latest photoshoot (stay tuned for that) and designer of really cool T's and clothes on her own site:
(As if all that's not cool enough, she is also a world champion figure skater)

and Heth and Jed: fellow busker friends arrived to take over the spot promptly at 3 and it's always nice to see those guys! These guys ROCK. Unfortunately we couldn't hang and listen that day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Immediate Release: Left On Red CMJ Showcase at The Bitter End

Announcing Left On Red's next NYC performance:
Left On Red at The Bitter End (CMJ Showcase)!!

C'mon down for a great show at the biggest week for music in NYC! Tickets are $5.00 without a CMJ badge and free for badge holders. This will be a magical night and we will be showcasing our Left On Red jams for you and lot's of music industry folks. Kelly and I (Liah) will be playing song from the upcoming record with a full band and we would love you to be the first to hear them at this special show:)

Lots of love- shine on!


What is CMJ Anyway?

College Music Journal, commonly known as CMJ, is a music events/publishing company most famous for its annual festival in New York City, the CMJ Music Marathon, as well as a weekly magazine of and for the music industry and college radio stations in the United States and Canada. It publishes top 30 lists sent by stations which subscribe at a cost of a few hundred dollars a year. It is also sent to record companies and their public relations and publicity representatives as well as record stores. CMJ also formerly published CMJ New Music Monthly, which was a magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine came with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. The staff puts together CMJ Music Marathon, a famous convention and music festival, each autumn, in New York. (Wikipedia)


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The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18 months. It started in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. That was the longest of any recession since World War II. Previously the longest postwar downturns were those in 1973-1975 and in 1981-1982. Both of those lasted 16 months.

The decision makes official what many economists have believed for some time, that the recession ended in the summer of 2009. The economy started growing again in the July-to-September quarter of 2009, after a record four straight quarters of declines.

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