Yes there will be another Full Moon, September 29: Full Corn Moon / Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon, Credit: Robin Osbon
Harvest Moon, Credit: Robin Osbon

Yes there will be another Full Moon – September 29, 2012 at 8:18 P.M. Las Vegas time.

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
The Full Corn Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley.

This month, we also celebrate what we call a Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox. It can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

The Full Harvest Moon is different than all our other full Moons. Around this date, the Moon rises at almost the same time for a number of nights in our northern latitudes. Learn more in our article, Shine on Harvest Moon

From Western Washington University:
American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months. [Two of those names are mentioned here]

Back East
Mohawk, Eastern Woodlands
According to WWU: in the Mohawk language the word for this months moon is, seskhoko:wa (time of much freshness)

Out West
Tlingit, Pacific Northwest Coast
According to WWU: in the Tlingit language the word for this months moon is, dis yƔdi (big moon)

Shine on Harvest Moon, Ruth Etting
“This song was first introduced by Nora Bayes and songwriter-husband, Jack Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908. Ruth Etting’s performance of the song in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 was a tribute to Nora Bayes. The 1931 production of the Follies was the last to be produced under the direction Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.; he died shortly thereafter in 1932. It’s interesting to note that Nora Bayes recorded this song for Victor in 1910 but it was never released.”

I’ll be out there at the appropriate time looking at the Moon, will you?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Western Washington University
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Denver Coliseum Gem Show and The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show

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Denver Coliseum Gem Show
Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Denver Coliseum Gem Show

4600 Humboldt Street, Denver CO 80216
From I-70, exit 275B at Brighton Blvd

September 8 – 11, 2012 (Outside Tents Only)
September 12 – 16, 2012 (Tents and Coliseum)
9 am – 6 pm daily

The gigantic Denver Coliseum Gem Show offers free parking and free entrance.
Everyone is invited to browse and buy!

The tent Pre-Show started on Saturday, September 8th (see the Exhibitor Information page for details) and will continue until Sunday along with the show inside the Coliseum.

Our tent area in the rear (west) parking lot has doubled to 50 tents as more exhibitors from further away have joined the show.

But be sure to see BOTH levels inside the Coliseum where you’ll find another 100 dealers.

Our miners, prospectors, fossil preparators, gem cutters, importers, quarrymen, and artisans have been working all year for this show.

Please bring your checkbook and help support these hard working folks.
After all, parking and entrance is free!

The Denver Coliseum has space for 150 dealers inside and 150 more dealers outside in parking lot tents.

This is the #2 most advertised mineral, fossil, and jewelry show in the USA (#1 is our NY / NJ Gem & Mineral Show).
But our table fees are the lowest in Denver due to our economies of scale and genuine concern for the success of our dealers.

Denver Coliseum Gem Show – Official Website

Only 5 minutes from the Merchandise Mart shows via Washington Street.

The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show
September 14 – 16, 2012

Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Hall
451 E. 58th Avenue
(I-25 at Exit 215)

The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show – Official Website

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Las Vegas Buffet Club’s Salute to R & R Background Singers, First in a Series: Caroline Leonheart-Escoffery

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In my mind way up on top of that pedestal those irresistible, slinky, rock & roll back-up singers never seem to get the credit they deserve.

Carolyn Leonhart (aka Lyn Leon)
Carolyn Leonhart (aka Lyn Leon)

From ALuckyDogLife.Blogsotop.Com
“Did I mention that Steely Dan is a favorite? Or that I have a thing for red leather? And that I always seem to focus on the female backup singers as much as the star of the show when attending a concert ? I’m working on that with my shrink” Well, check out the middle backup singer in the Kid Charlemagne video below. Red leather pants and a rock babe attitude. Oh my. You get to enjoy a great song, too. [Sorry I don’t have the other gals names in this song.]

From LVBC:
She is the great back-up, girl singer/singer Caroline Leonheart-Escoffery with features as fine as wisps of smoke, who moves like gentle ocean waves, and who blooms like a flower at Steely Dan’s live shows and elsewhere. A singer in her own right, she has soothed us with so many righteous STEELY DAN SONGS.

Here she is taking the lead on the soulful DIRTY WORK singing with the other Embassy Brats: Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell.

Walter Becker introduces the band, including Caroline Leonheart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle on Steely Dan – Hey nineteen Live

Caroline Leonheart-Escoffery’s Official website.

The Embassy Brats are: Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell.

The beyond fine drumming on Kid Charlemagne by Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. And the ridiculously out-of this-world guitar solo is by rock virtuoso, Larry Carlton, I think.

Absolutely can’t wait for STEELY DAN THE MUSICAL

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Forget the Pitiful Partisan Politics for Awhile: 9th Annual Festival Italiano at Belmar (Lakewood, Colorado)

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Festival Italiano at Belmar
Festival Italiano at Belmar

THIS WEEKEND: 9th Annual Festival Italiano this Sat & Sun, September 8th & 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
408 South Teller Street – Lakewood, Colorado 80226 – 303-742-1520

From the Festival’s Website:
Join us in celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy with our 9th Annual Festival Italiano September 8th & 9th, 10:00am – 7:00pm.

This year’s event will feature Italian food and artisan vendors, wine tastings, chef demonstrations, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence and much more.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Access maps, and information about events, food-vendors, entertainment and more…

From the LasVegasBuffetClub: This is an annual event in a California-style outdoor-mall in Southwest Denver with food-booths, booze and entertainment, lots of laughs and fun. The kids can stomp grapes, old-kids can drink the stomped grapes and a good time can be had for all. Mall restaurants are open for more food choices. Purchase cheeses, breads and other take-home foods at vendors-booths. Lotsa Pizza!

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“Love Letter” Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

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Originally published August 22, 2012

Bang! Heineken does it again… “Love Letter” by Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes is featured in a beer TV commercial. Clairy Browne is a red-hot 50s rock & roll diva in 2012.

Here’s Clairy Browne, in the big house, as a blonde. The music seems to be a bit different than it is in the commercial, with more guitar and a bit less of the big horn. This video also seems to be tighter and the back-up girls are more in-sync.

This chick/band is the real-deal for reals. Bringing to mind the late, Amy Winehouse, Clairy Browne belongs to the 50s. I have a new screensaver.

This next video is closer to the Heineken ad; there is more of that big sax, and THE BIG BLACK HAIR. The drum and sax work so well together, like they’ve been tuned. I guess one can tune drums, to a point.

And here’s the high-quality Heineken commercial. It’s a very slick, silky video with great resolution and content. Clairy Browne is irresistible as the brunette vamp.

The last cool HEINEKEN discovery was Mette Lindberg and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour…

Clairy Brown Dot Com