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5 August - Lund, Sweden - Visfestivalen
3 September - Marseilles, IL
4 September - Barrington, IL
5 September - HELP ... got any ideas in the Chicago area? (within 3 hours)
6 September - Pullman - Chicago, IL
Full information about these shows appears at the bottom of this message and continuously updates at http://annefeeney.com/calendar.html
(the view from my back door... it's easy to rest up here in this beautiful spot!)
31 July 2010
Hej, och välkomna! (Hi! and Welcome!)
You are my lifeline. I'm so happy that you read my monthly news! As I enter all the names from all the folks who sign up for my email list I get to read the "comments" section, which is always fun. People say very nice things. But it's so frustrating to get a brand new reader who lives in a city that I've been playing twice a year for the past ten years - e.g. Eugene, OR - and find a comment like "just stumbled into this show! you're terrific!" or "where have you been? we NEED music like this!" We could have been friends for the past ten years if someone had just told her about my show, or forwarded my email news on to her.
Do you know that the ONLY way that about 90% of people find out about my shows is from this list? The odds are really good that if you write to someone you know in a city where I'm playing that they'll show up for the concert. It means so much to me when you do that! So please, forward this newsletter to your friends and relations... And if you have time and energy to put up some posters in your town when I'm coming, let me know.
I'm so happy when you write back to me after getting my newsletter. You send me information that deserves a broader audience, you enrich and deepen our relationship, and keep me in touch with all the communities that I've come to know and love in my travels.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the email you get and decide that you have to unsubscribe, I can tell you now that I'll probably never see you again ... You think you'll check my website or that someone you know will tell you if I'm coming to your town... It doesn't usually work out that way though.
So THANK YOU for making time in your busy schedule to stay in touch with me. You make my life and work possible!
Peace, love and solidarity...
Some recent photos:
more denizens of Oregon Country Fair!!
Having a ball with my hosts in Grays' Harbor - RD and Linda!!
at Vildrosfestivalen (The Wild Rose Festival) - 23 July 2010 - Horndahl, Sweden
PLEASE VOTE FOR "WAR ON THE WORKERS" IN THE UNION SONG CONTEST STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 6th!
LINKS/VIDEOS OF THE MONTH - BRONTE SISTERS ACTION FIGURES COMMERCIAL! COWS WITH GUNS! THE "ROUND UP READY" ROUND-UP!
HEADS UP OKIES!! OKLAHOMA LABOR FEST AUGUST 26-28WHY YOU SHOULD STOP DRINKING BOTTLED WATER
PLEASE VOTE FOR MY SONG "WAR ON THE WORKERS" IN THE UNION SONG CONTEST!
There's a $2000 prize for the best union song being offered by the Union Privilege Credit Card. They're accepting entries through midnight September 5, 2010. Voting starts on Labor Day (September 6th) and runs through midnight October 7th. I hope you'll vote for "War on the Workers" as your favorite. It would mean a lot to me. Tell your friends to vote, too! Voting doesn't start until Labor Day. In the meantime, visit the site: http://members.unionsongcontest.org/entries and check out the songs.
LINKS/VIDEOS OF THE MONTH...
This made me laugh out loud. If the youtube video below isn't displaying, click on this link instead:
Bronte Sisters Action Figures
,and my very talented pal, Dana Lyons is celebrating more than 1,000,000 views of his "Cows with Guns" video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI
and one of my favorite videos of all time is back up on the net: The Flying Folk Army's "Round Up Ready Round Up" - without a doubt one of the best uses I've seen of the internet... http://users.resist.ca/flyingfolk.ca/funstuff.htm ... just click on the genetically modified tomato for a rollicking tour of our food chain, followed by the irresistible "Round Up Ready Round-Up" ... the song Monsanto doesn't want you to tap your toes to! This video isn't on YouTube... you've got to click the link above, but you sure won't regret it!
HEADS UP, OKIES (AND NEIGHBORS!!) LABOR FEST AUGUST 26-28
“The purpose of this festival is to create greater awareness of Oklahoma’s working class culture and to build pride in the state’s rich labor history through music, the arts, and camaraderie” said O’Connor.
“Our youth should know about Oklahoma labor heroes like Kate Barnard and Pete Hanraty. They should know our state motto ‘Labor Omnia Vincit’ which means ‘Labor Conquers All.’ We should appreciate Oklahoma’s history of fighting for workers’ rights since the beginning of statehood.”
O’Connor continued, “Unfortunately this history is not being taught to our children today and we run the risk of it being forgotten. With this festival we intend to promote labor literacy among the general public in order to preserve this history and strengthen labor solidarity in the state of Oklahoma.”
Oklahoma Laborfest will be a 3-day festival with activities for all ages in the Plaza District of Oklahoma City, located on NW 16th between Indiana and Blackwelder.
The festival will kick off with a labor poetry reading on August 26th, a showing of the movie ‘Tar Creek’ with a director Q&A on August 27th, and multiple events on August 28th. Events planned for the 28th include panel discussions, an open musicians’ circle jam and sing-a-long, performances by Buffalo Fitz and Green Corn Revival, a labor poster art contest and show, kids activities such as an impromptu children’s theatre, labor and social justice booths, vendors, and book readings by authors and labor activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Stewart Acuff.
Oklahoma Laborfest will culminate in a performance entitled ‘Oklahoma Speaks’ at the Lyric Theatre on the evening of Saturday, August 28th. This event is modeled after the recent History Channel production ‘The People Speak’ and will include dramatic readings of selected historical texts from Oklahoma’s labor and civil rights movement as well as musical performances of songs connected to these movements. The Red Dirt Rangers and Mary Catherine Reynolds will be the featured musical guests for this event.
For more information, including the call for entries for the Oklahoma Laborfest poster art competition and the schedule of events as it continues to develop, please visit Oklahoma LaborFest
The Oklahoma Laborfest Committee consists of multiple union members and labor activists throughout central Oklahoma.
http://www.facebook.com/OklahomaLaborfest?v=wall OK Labor Fest
Jeanne Clark and Steffi Domike - August 4th, Cathy Weldon - August 7th, Judy Wolfson - August 10th,
Janet Stecher - August 12th, Gun Magnusson Forsberg - August 16th, Windy Cooler-Stith - August 28th,
Jonas Engström - August 31st, Amy Berlin - September 1st, Christina Mumphrey - September 3rd!! and ,
Happy Anniversary to cousins Kristen and Stan Garnett on August 28th
Here's the latest look at Julie's gorgeous oil painting in progress at Avesta Art:
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 6:30 PM
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
David Raikes is the contact
Saturday, September 4th, 2010 8:00 PM
House Concert at Terri's Place!
call or email Terri to reserve a seat and get directions
Barrington, IL 60010
email@example.com - bring an appetizer or dessert if you like. Light refreshments, soft drinks served. BYOB
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5th - ANY IDEAS IN THE CHICAGO AREA? EMAIL ME! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 6th, 2010 2:00 PM
Pullman Labor Day Celebration
Chicago’s Pullman State Historic Site
111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue
http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid - Buy CDs!
"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips