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Mr. Congressman
  TJ, good to hear from you. I don't actually know the band Bubble, but the guy who played keyboards for them called me about doing a concert of the whole Sgt. Pepper album, note for note with the original instruments. I wanted to do it but had another gig. It is a great concept. Even the Beatles never did that album live! So there are a lot of good musicians out there who are willing to do this kind of thing just for the experience to play the music of our childhood heroes just as we heard it on their albums.

Last night I saw another hero of a type. I went to a benefit at the Musician's Union for Congressman John Hall. He was once a long haired rock star who wrote the hit "Dance With Me". After a pledge to the flag and a little speech about taking back our country he performed that tune and a bunch of others with a really great group of musicians.

During the event I spoke with him and we talked about our mutual admiration for Jimi Hendrix. I gave him my CD, Excalibur, that has Purple Haze on it. He said he couldn't wait to hear it. I also gave the CD to a few other folks in the music "biz". My wife and I may do a benefit at our home for him. I'll mention it here. Maybe you would come. All in all it was inspiring to see someone who was a bonafide rock star now serving in the Congress. I hope he can do some good. He said that while the Bush administration is pushing to open up drilling in all of these national lands, the oil companies are sitting on thousands of leases that they already have because the oil is worth more in the ground as an investment. The administration also just killed a bill to increase the use of solar power! This is something he said he was going to fight.
 
  Author: Von Cello
Eintrag from 01.07.2008
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