Sunday, February 22, 2009

CD Release Party

Mark Aiken will be opening for Carol Jones and her band the Superchargers as they celebrate the release of her debut CD -- the self-produced and critically acclaimed "Out of the Blue" on Saturday, February 28, 2009.

The venue is the historic Old Lantern in Charlotte. Doors open at 6pm. Eat there and you'll save lives; a Cajun supper at $5 per plate will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Purchase tickets at the Flynn Box Office (86FLYNN or for $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show.

To see a true Vermont treasure perform her original music, be at the Old Lantern on Saturday. It will be a concert to remember... and an opening act who will be honored to be opening for her! Call your friends, buy your tickets now, and get excited for a great night of music and food at the Old Lantern!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cards are Nice

Yesterday I got two cards in the mail. Actually, they were addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Mark Aiken." They were Valentine's Day cards from relatives of Alison (I won't name the senders, but they know who they are!).

I think that people thoughtful enough to send greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, or "just for the heck of it" are the bomb. (For old-timers or for those who aren't familiar with the expression "the bomb," it means "the best.") And it's not just the thought that counts. Oh no. Everyone thinks of sending that special card. Everyone tries to get holiday cards out in December. But it is only those special people with the follow-through who actually get it done.

For the first time ever, a blog -- this blog, in fact -- is going to give some recognition to people who send out cards. Hats off. Thank you.

There was a girl in my high school class. Her name was Kathy (she was my lab partner in several science classes). She showed up to school at every holiday with stacks of cards. She handed Valentine's cards, St. Patrick's cards, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving cards to like half the school. I don't know where she is now (I seem to no longer be on her card-sending list), but I want the record to show that I thought it was very nice that she gave out all those cards.

Great job, card-writers!