Musicians: Booking Opp. in Reno, Nevada

Reply to the email address below if interested:

“Looking for artists in the range of $2,500 – $5,000 with travel
included to Reno Nevada. Hip Hop, Old School, R&B, Country,
Reggaeton, Latin, Pop, Top 40.

Ty | TY@bitchinentertainment.com”

Bill & Melinda Gates’ stance on health care – Impatient Optimism

I received a newsletter from ONE.org to day penned by Melinda Gates.  It informed me that she and Bill have been having great success working to make a difference in Health Care around the world:

“When I visited Ethiopia earlier this year, I met Tsion, a hard-working young woman in the government’s Health Extension Program. She is trained to tend to pregnant mothers, who otherwise would rely on traditional attendants unable to stop internal bleeding or resuscitate newborns. Tsion has helped take the terror and fear of death out of childbirth for hundreds of women.

Melinda asked ONE Members to help “spread Tsion’s story, and others—so more Americans realize our tremendous progress improving health around the world and are moved to support America’s continued leadership in global health.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 27, at 7 PM (EST) for a live online presentation titled “Living Proof: Why we are Impatient Optimists.” RSVP to watch:

http://www.one.org/us/gatesspeech/rsvp.html?id=1275-3791833-sgcfT9x&t=2

Thanks to 30,000 trained health extension workers like Tsion, access to health care in rural areas is rapidly expanding. And the health of Ethiopian children and women is improving.

That’s why, when it comes to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we’re impatient optimists. We need to build on this success now, by expanding it to even more women in Ethiopia and helping families in other countries benefit from what Ethiopia has learned.”

I plan to make the call and hope you can, too. Jut RSVP for the webcast via the link so you can “ learn for yourself how U.S. investments in global health are changing the world, and share the proof with your network:

http://www.one.org/us/gatesspeech/rsvp.html?id=1275-3791833-sgcfT9x&t=3

PS. Melinda also I wrote more about her experiences with Tsion in Ethiopia for the ONE Blog.  You can read her entry here: http://www.one.org/r?r=236&id=1275-3791833-sgcfT9x&t=4

Sending Words of Hope & Abundance each day

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s
only obligation, and all the Universe
conspires to help you achieve it.”
Paulo Coelho

Wes Hopper of DailyGratitude.com sent this quote in his email today and the note that followed explained that “We’re all surrounded by responsibilities and obligations. Many of them are
imposed upon us by others. We accepted them.”

He goes on to ask”What if the truth is that we don’t have to assume any obligation that we don’t
want? What if we get to freely choose what we accept?”

It takes a certain determination to break through socially conditioned thinking and seek and find what is right for you.

If you are interested in receiving encouraging words that help, words that direct you toward alignment with Source/God, that encourage you to focus on love, and explain how to better align from moment to moment, please join my list for daily “Words of Hope & Abundance” here: http://ping.fm/pJ1XZ

Here are today’s Words of Hope & Abundance:
http://wp.me/ps2i5-2t

I’m coming out of the closet today – but in a different way

Yes. It is true. Today is my “coming out of the closet day,” but in a Spiritual way. Today I am making it public knowledge that for the last couple of years, I’ve been meditating and receiving guidance which I’ve kept on the down low because I was instructed to do so (perhaps due to my own fear of what others would think, my own need for growth and/or other reasons). Now, I guess I’ve grown to trust enough to reveal this because today I was guided to bring this into public light.

It is a service I’ve performed anonymously with my wife at the site www.askrealitylove.com The site is now a blog and you can read some of the interesting questions others have submitted and the answers we’ve received from “Reality/Love.”

What is “Reality/Love” you ask? Go to the site to find out: http://www.askrealitylove.com or http://askrealitylove.wordpress.com

Recieved this Congratulations from The Recording Academy’s President/CEO

I just read this in my email and I must say, its interesting news for recording artists! Probably not so great for Radio, though.

“Dear Recording Academy Member:

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee considered our major legislative initiative, The Performance Rights Act. As I’ve written to you many times before, the bill closes the “corporate radio loophole” and makes terrestrial radio play by the same rules as Internet and satellite radio by compensating the performers of the music they play.

It’s been a long road to get here, with many Academy members testifying before Congress, flying to Washington to lobby, and sending literally thousands of emails. Last week, we asked Academy members from the states of key Senators to weigh in with their support. Hundreds of you did, and your voices were heard loud and clear–the Committee voted to APPROVE the measure.

With May’s successful House Judiciary vote behind us, today’s vote was the final committee action before the bill can be considered by the full Congress. While there is much work left to get final passage, today’s historic vote marks the most significant progress on a nearly 80 year quest for performance rights for artists. Congratulations on this important victory and a special thank you to the Recording Academy members who called their Senators in the past week.

Kind regards,
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy”