Sunday, May 31, 2009

Susan Boyle - 2nd Place is Okay - She's a Winner

Susan Boyle - 2nd Place is Okay - She's a Winner

Congratulations to Diversity, the street dancers who won "Britian's got Talent". They were good, but street dancers and singers are two different things. Diversity had some training and good choreography but Susan did it all on her own!

In a competition like this it's not necessarially the first place winner that gets the best deal. Look at Clay Aiken from American Idol for example. Anyone who gets in the top 10 is going to be recognized for their talent and I'm sure they all get tons of letters and phone calls with amazing offers.

Boyle, 48 years old, was quoted in The London Times April 20th, 2009 saying, "Maybe I'll consider a makeover later on; for now I'm happy the way I am — short and plump. I would not go in for Botox or anything like that. I'm content with the way I look. What's wrong with looking like Susan Boyle? What's the matter with that?"

So big congrats to Susan Boyle, a lady with a great voice and lots of self confidence. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of her! You go Girl!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dulcimer, Harmonica and Guitar on YouTube

Check out my new YouTube Channel

I am trying to build up a list of subscribers on my new YouTube channel. Please check it out and see me play the 3 string mountain dulcimer, chromatic harmonica and guitar. If you like what you see and hear please subscribe to my channel.

Feel free to comment on my music.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Swine Flu

The Swine Flu

The World Health Organization said that there may be as many as two billion cases worldwide by the time the swine flu virus runs its course! That's worse then the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu where an *estimated 50 to 100 million worldwide died from the disease!

So far the most cases of swine flu have been reported in Mexico, with the United States coming in 2nd. Vaccines against the new strain are being developed and could be ready as early as June 2009.

Meanwhile, frequent washing of hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially after being out in public can help to prevent infection. Social distancing may also be necessary if there is an outbreak of the epidemic in your area. This means staying at home or staying away from other people who might be infected and can include avoiding large gatherings.