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TIMING IS EVERYTHING 

A few weeks ago, when I blogged about how our Pacific Northwest tour would coincide with the Marionberry harvest, a kind soul in Eugene, Oregon brought a freshly picked bushel of them backstage for us. Yum! We don't want to push our luck, but it so happens that the Dmitri Matheny Group will be performing at Moody's in Truckee tomorrow night, and I understand the California Heirloom Tomatoes are exceptional this year. Ahem. ~DM


TOP TEN IDEAS FOR ATTRACTING LARGER AUDIENCES ON THE ROAD 

10. Add the suffix "Gone Wild" to all advertisements

9. "Accidentally" misspell first name as "Pat" on marquee

8. Recruit Bebop Go-Go Dancers

7. Replace jazz noir material with that one song from Dream Girls

6. Put Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Flugelman in front of each venue

5. Offer Free Crazy Bread with every ticket purchase

4. Add Wacky Neighbor character

3. Grow long curly locks and learn to circular breathe

2. Change band name to "Candy Dulfer & The Naughty Secret"

1. Replace all sidemen with adorable kittens

THE RULES 


"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. 

There are rules." 

—Walter Sobchak

 

"If I'd observed all the rules, 

I'd never have got anywhere."

—Marilyn Monroe 

 

"I'm going to show these people 

what you don't want them to see. 

I'm going to show them a world without you. 

A world without rules and controls, 

without borders or boundaries. 

A world where anything is possible." 

—Neo

 

ON MONEY 


"Las Vegas is the only place I know 

where money really talks. It says Goodbye."

—Frank Sinatra

 

"For what? For a little bit of money. 

There's more to life than a little money, you know. 

Don'tchya know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. 

Well, I just don't understand it." 

—Marge Gunderson

 

"Getting money is easy, but changing an 

impoverished mindset is next to impossible."

—Nicholas Payton

WILL 


"If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew 

To serve your turn long after they are gone, 

And so hold on when there is nothing in you 

Except the will which says to them: hold on..."

—Rudyard Kipling

 

"Your will turns thought into reality. 

You must learn to focus your will and 

create what you see in your mind. 

The limits are only what you can imagine."

—Tomar-Re

 

"The man who is to be great is the one who can be 

the most solitary, the most hidden, the most deviant, 

the man beyond good and evil, lord of his virtues, 

a man lavishly endowed with will."

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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