Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos

I bristle at the notion that Donald Fagen will soon be releasing his fourth solo album, Sunken Condos, on October 16, 2012. Donald Fagen is one cool cat in my book. I own his first three solo classics, The Nightfly, Kamikiriad, and Morph The Cat. Combined they are considered The NightFly Trilogy. They are superb recordings with engaging musical scales, tasty lyrics, and top flight engineering production.

Sunken Condos builds on that Fagen sound excellence we’ve come to love and respect. It then expands his music vision to the next level of sophistication with new tapestries and stories that entertain our sensibilities.

 

The nine tracks on Sunken Condos were co-produced by Michael Leonhart and Donald. All but one track, an Ashkenazi recasting of Isaac Hayes‘ “Out of the Ghetto,” are Donald Fagen originals. This thrills me to no end as I am constantly enchanted by his creative genius…

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THREE FACES OF A PIGEON

I like pigeons. This is a great article.

Francine In Retirement

Pigeons, you see them everywhere in Pittsburgh, other cities and around the world.  They are hard to get rid of and they eat everything.  Drop or throw them food and they will come from out of nowhere to devour it in minutes.  

Some say if they poop on you, you will have good luck.  I don’t know about that.  But I hope you take time to view the  21 amazing facts you didn’t know about them located here.

 

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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Excellent video by Stephanie Palmer.

Screenwriting from Iowa

“When I was an executive at MGM, I was dying for that next person to come in the door and have a piece of material that I could use or purchase. Finding a quality piece is actually really hard.”
Stephanie Palmer

The past couple of days I’ve been involved in various meetings, emails, and phone calls regarding a video project featuring three former NFL players. Ever since reading Stephanie Palmer’s book Good in a Room back in 2008, there hasn’t been a meeting I’ve attended where I haven’t been aware of her basic principles. What I like about Stephanie’s work is the cohesiveness of her message– “How to sell yourself (and your ideas) and win over any audience.” You won’t be 100% successful, but that’s a good goal.

As the former Director of Creative Affairs for MGM Stephanie not only has film development and production experience, but she’s been featured on The Today…

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