Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

About This Year’s Newsletter

February 28, 2009

I would like to say that this year’s newsletter will be chock full of music news from G.R.C. Records about new releases, new artist and new shows.


However, as with all other businesses, (even major corporations), G.R.C Records is on standby as far as staging any music events or releasing any new cd’s, or in doing anything else at the present time that would require a significant financial investment.


So while we are waiting for things to get better in our country, our world, and our company, we still would like to keep in touch with you on a monthly basis to discuss issues that are important to our readers.


This year, we will continue to focus on the ever popular and ever changing subject of politics, which is something that I love to watch, especially the desperation that The Republicans are currently exhibiting as they watch their party fall apart.


We are also relishing in the initial successes that the Obama Administration is experiencing in spite of the efforts of those who would rather see him fail, even if it means that his failure will mean the failure of our entire country; much like the failure that we experienced as a result of the Bush Administration’s 8 years in office.


We will also focus on healthcare, because many of the things that President Obama is proposing will cut into the pockets of some of the most powerful corporations in the nation whose goal is to keep the American People sick, so that they can continue to profit from over prescribing pharmaceuticals, medical testing and procedures, and unnecessary surgeries.


So it is very important for us to listen intently when people discuss how Obama wants to nationalize healthcare, and take control of how your doctor treats your illnesses.


This is a lie.


What President Obama is trying to do is to prevent illnesses before they start, and to try and insure that every American will have healthcare available to them when they do get sick.


The people who want to accuse him of being a Socialist, Marxist, or Communist, are the people who are trying to scare you into believing that the very thing that can help the majority of Americans, (not the filthy rich who only account for 2-5% of the total population in America), is the thing that is going to destroy our free enterprise system.


No it is not, it is just going to take an insignificant amount of profit from some of the major corporations that have been raping America all the long.


And in the spirit of President Obama’s progressive approach to illness prevention, we will also talk a lot about how to protect your health so that you won’t have to wind up making these people richer then they already are.


Most of the people who listen to our music, support our live shows, and subscribe to this newsletter are at least 40 and above.


So this is the time that we must guard against illness and injury as much as possible so that we can continue to be vibrant, healthy, and lively adults who enjoy life.


So come on and hang out with G.R.C. Records this year.










Down To “The Wire”

March 7, 2008

The last episode of my favorite reality tv show, and the local politicians least favorite reality tv show, (“The Wire”), will end it’s 5 year run on Sunday-March 9th, @9:PM, on HBO. All of the season 5 shows have been available on HBO On Demand, prior to the scheduled showing on sunday.

However, the producers of “The Wire”, have denied us access to the final episode until March 9th, and state that “It will be worth the wait”. Based on what I’ve seen the last 5 years, I do believe that it will. 5 seasons have gone by too fast, and I am sad to see such an eye opening, informative and educational program leave the airwaves, since there are so few.

Do I like the violence?-No!, Do I like the drugs?-No!-The profanity?- sometimes, Do I like the fact that all of these depressing things are occurring in my home town, Baltimore, MD?-No!
Why do I hate the fact that it is about to end?-Well! first of all, the show really increased the entertainment economy in and around Baltimore, MD; which it desperately needs.

Second: It provided many jobs for people in and around the baltimore area, as extras, security, catering, stage hands, etc.

Third: It really pisses off a lot of local politicians, because it is too close to the truth for them.

And finally:-Most of all, it told the truth to the nation about problems in areas that the powers to be would like to make pretend does not exist, not just in Baltimore City, but in inner cities all around the country.

So for those reasons, I am very sad to see the show ending. Now if the problems that it has brought national attention to, were effectively being dealt with by the people in the negborhoods, the police departments, and the politicians, then I would have no further need for “The Wire”, but unfortunately, this is definitely not the case.

So you can rest assured that I will be ready and waiting to get the past seasons on DVD, that are already available, and will be patiently waiting for the rest.

Because I still truely do believe that it is the perfect education for children who are mature enough to make choices.

. I know that many people would say that mature, responsible, and intelligent children should not see “The Wire”, because of it’s gritty realities, but I say that they should see it because of that.

I would like to say once again to the staff, cast, writers, directors, and everybody else who worked hard to bring this reality show to tv: Job Well Done!