May, 2019

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Do U LOVE COMPOST? I DO!

When you think of beauty you have a very specific ideal that often comes to mind whether it be of a newborn infant pure and innocent, a bride in white perfection, a flower with petals of velvet glistening from a ray of sunshine or new morning dew, or your leftover scraps that you will recycle and or compost to bring forth a new life cycle!

 

 

 

 

Terri-Lynn Pellegri has been a photographer for most of her adult life.  She shoots photos of things that make her smile and as she brings life into her viewfinder.  My friend and sister-in-law is not a PollyAnna but prefers to see the glass flowing over, as love and happiness will never empty the vessel.  If needed, she will pour herself into it to keep it beautifully alive.  You must view her collection of Love Compost, now seen at Uncommon Grounds, in Saratoga Springs, NY.  This collection is just the beginning of her legacy for a global society coming together to save ourselves from destroying Mother Earth.  This collection should be traveling from city to city for individuals like you and me to appreciate enough to make some trashy lifestyles we all have.

 

Most communities have recycling. However, if you don’t recycle or recycle per the rules the separation of those items like plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper will go into the trash piles creating bigger and unusable landfill areas.  However, rinsing out containers, and establishing what is truly recyclable or not is our first commitment, and it is not difficult to do.  Understanding how to compost is another stance we can take, and even for those of us living in a community, condo, apartment or urban area, it is possible to do ‘some’ composting.  If you drink coffee or tea, those ground beans and tea leaves can be added to your plant dirt.  I have seen a remarkable surge in the growth of my plants and I dump the grounds in and around my plants; I let it sit for a couple of days, and then I turn the compost over into the soil.

 

As I observed the photograph display at Uncommon Grounds, I was amazed and excited to see how a banana peel can look so beautiful, or how a cracked eggshell with the right light shining on it can bring happy tears to your eyes when you witness life, not death and not decay.  Each photo is an act of love, and the compassion of saving the earth resonates loud and clear.  Not only are the pictures a lesson to protect our future, but they are also works of art as presentations in our homes.

 

I hope to help Love Compost raise the awareness and funds to take this show worldwide.  I welcome musicians and other artists to consider creating a new LOVE MOVEMENT as we compost our trash in more ways than one!

B-U, B ME, Empower Yourself to become the Person You are Inside and Out.

Dedicated to cousins who are making changes for them, paving the way for us!

 

I have thanked Candace Pollock many times over for allowing me, newclevelandradio.net to produce a bi-weekly podcast called, The Intentionality Gurus; https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-intentionality-gurus-candace-2018-19.  This podcast has helped me begin to identify who I am and what I want to be.  For some, the changes may not be noticeable, and for others, they may be very apparent, but personal coaching has taught me that life is worth living if you are comfortable in your own skin.

Much has changed since I was born in 1950, mostly because of the influences of television, radio, the internet, and social media which at one time was more like tabloid gossip, some true and some not so much.  However, as complicated as the social norms, maybe I believe that we should be able to live as individuals while still being part of the community and global society.  My individual beliefs may be different from yours; however, that does not make either one of us right or wrong.  In fact, it is an advantage to see both sides of every issue and know that there may be more than two opinions.

 

 

In December newclevelandradio.net announced that we were going to work towards an Empowerment Series.  This series initially was a female influence, although I believe there are many genders sided issues the sooner we work together and bring awareness and acceptance (at the least tolerance) to the forefront, we will not be living in a civilized world.

 

There is a difference between competition when it comes to a game, only one person or one team can win, then the competition to be right when there is no right or wrong, just a difference in beliefs.  In fact, when it comes to winning, I do not believe in the concept that everyone gets a trophy.  What I do believe is we should be able to identify our strengths and enjoy the opportunities to participate.  As much as I would have enjoyed designing clothes and sewing as my mother once did, I never had the passion, and without the passion, I dreamt about fashion but never pursued it.  However, despite putting off my love for writing and broadcasting, I followed my heart despite many telling me I would not succeed.

 

 

What is a success?

 

Newclevelandradio.net would like you to join us as we move forward with our Empowerment Podcasts.  If you would like to be featured or even co-host the series, please contact me at newclevelandradio@gmail.com.  This series will touch on all issues from FEMALE RIGHTS to the RIGHTS of MAN.  I would like to develop a dialogue on the “ME TOO MOVEMENT,” and look at it from all sides and define what it is doing to society!  Aging is another issue, and although some of our shows discuss it, let’s talk about Jobs, Family, and Socializing.  Are we all destine to Senior Living and by the way, what is defined old?  Who defines age?

Along with Terri Lynn and Love Compost – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybdjOs13tp0, let us make this world a better place.

May Memorial Day be your day to REMEMBER HUMAN KINDNESS!

Today is Memorial Day, and for many, it includes a family outing, picnic, hometown parades, and the act of appreciation.  I say act because it takes more than one day a year to appreciate the service(s) of so many who have fought or are willing to fight to defend our freedom.  Sadly, I do not think the elected officials (not all but a large majority,) are not willing to stand up and defend freedom.  Many who were either drafted into service in the past or have chosen to take that path in more recent years are engaged in the American Democracy.  However, we treat most, military personnel with less respect than we seem to give to the Washington Social Circle that is not listening to their constituents.  You and are the constituents, the general public that either voted for or against them.  Whether we chose them with a Yeah or Nay voted they are still entrusted to listen to our wants and needs, and not pursue their own personal glory.

When a civil servant such as those who serve in the Armed Services including the police, firefighters, EMT’s attempt to step out of line they are condemned and yet our Leader(s) are allowed to walk us down the darkened path.

 

As I said, many will spend the day frolicking at the beaches, or eating in the park, or using the Bar B-Q to make a tasty meal.  However, today is a day that should mean so much more, and we should set an example of compassion, kindness, and respect for each other.  We all have a job to do in life, and we need to pursue dreams, not just ours, unselfishly.

Remember, there is a neighbor, family member, and stranger who is not part of the landscape today.  There are many who are alone, lonely, and do not have the means for a picnic, Bar B Q, or the basic incidentals in life.  Although we may not be able to take care of everyone, we have the obligation to try.

 

May Memorial Day be your day to REMEMBER HUMAN KINDNESS.

Pro Choice = Having A CHOICE

It’s is almost Memorial Day or Decoration Day as it was once called.  As a young child, I could not wait to buy my POPPY at school and wear it proudly.  Being an American and saluting the veterans that not only fought for us but were stationed to support and defend us was an enlightening time.  Sadly much has changed since the 50s and early 60s beginning with the Vietnam War and now the intense craziness that we call our government leadership.  However, it is up to each of us as individuals to make a difference and reach out to our family and neighbors and shorten the differences between wants, needs, and greed!

 

 

There may be many things I may want, but what do I truly need, and how can I pursue that without being greedy?  If we each take one step in the direction of need versus want and remove the greed, we can renew our democratic philosophy and give peace a chance once again.

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, after Alabama passed and announced their new ANTI-ABORTION law, I announced on behalf of newclevelandradio.net, I will begin podcasting a new series on Women’s Rights.  When I speak of Women’s Rights, they are the rights for all.  No one should have the authority to tell you how to maintain your body!  Please note abortion has not been misused or abused.  Roe versus Wade was passed to provide birth control, maternity care, child health care, and in the rare case if need an abortion.  No child should be brought into this world if they are not wanted.  Women are not getting themselves pregnant and then submitting themselves to this procedure without thought and choice!

Statistically up until the 11th or 12th week of conception, the first trimester, “An embryo is called a fetus at a more advanced stage of development and up until birth or hatching. In humans, this is from the eleventh week of gestation.”  Therefore even the heartbeat which may be heard does not identify this as a viable life stage.

Pro-choice is just that; it is my, yours, ours, to decide what we are doing to our physical and mental health.  No one should have the power to put their needs and beliefs into the decisions I make – when it has no effect on them.  Not everyone who gets pregnant by accident, or through violence, submits themselves to this procedure.  That is why it is Pro-choice, you decide what is best for you today and into the future.

 

 

 

The Anti-abortion laws are just one segment of change that takes our choices and voices away.  Let us discuss the opportunity of becoming empowered without overpowering others!

Please contact newclevelandradio.net at newclevelandradio@gmail.com

Back Home Planning for 2020!

Back home and still on a roll from this past weekend.  If you have never been to upstate New York and driven through the Finger Lakes Region or to the Capital area like Saratoga Springs you are missing some beautiful country.  It is true that Rich and I attempted to see the many massive waterfalls in and around Watkins Glen, New  York, https://parks.ny.gov/parks/142/ where we had planned to view and photograph one, two or more of the 19 Waterfalls.  Sadly, the directions a local provided us were incorrect, and all we saw was a beautiful countryside with numerous Wineries.  However, we did see ButterMilk Falls outside of Utica where we stayed and got some nice photos there!  All in all, we laughed during our adventure and get away!

Saratoga Springs and Annie’s Washington Inn (Joe) did not disappoint us at all.  It is always a lovely stay at this Bed and Breakfast that also hosts weddings and parties and receptions of all types.  The setting is not only beautiful, but the Inn is immaculate.  Joe is the treasure at the helm!

 

 

The musicians and talented individuals of this area are always friendly, welcoming, and exciting to spend time with.  This very special area has few if any EGOS flying high.  On Sunday, a diverse group of musicians participated, providing their talent to honor Charlie Eble, who had a heart of gold and provided for this region.  In his memory, the city of Saratoga Springs, Mayor Meg Kelly, Café Lena, led by Sara Craig and her team (many volunteers), my brother Joel Moss producer and music engineer, joined newclevelandradio.net, to bring musicians together in song and harmony.

A special thanks to all:

Charlie Eble A/V Internship feel free to donate at http://www.caffelena.org/

Alex Hale, Garland Nelson, Vinnie Leddick, Patty Urell, Jonathan Greene, Sergei Nirenburg, Brian Melick, Bob Warren and Mark Griffin, Judy Wyle, Ralph Pascucci, Jeff Halstead, Michael Jerling, Will Severin, Joe Bruchac, Chris Baker. Ria Curley and Chuck Lamb, John Nazarenko, Tim Wechgaelar, and Chris Carey. Marcus Ruggiero, Peter Davis, Steve Candlen, Rick and Sharon Bolton, Jeff Brisbin & Joseph Deuel.

(I HOPE I DID NOT LEAVE ANYONE OUT!)

Now that we are home, it is time to start planning next year’s event for the Charlie Eble A/V Internship Concert Connection.  Do not let the grass grow under your feet – spread the word as you continue to bring the language of music to all that hear you perform.

We would like to continue our podcasts with you and begin with sharing your thoughts, your memories, and your passion for all that you do!  newclevelandradio@gmail.com

Today is D DAY Happy LIFE

The Day is here – the Day that Alex and I dreamt of two years ago.

When you don’t know what to give your brother (and Uncle) for his birthday, and his best friend, a partner in crime, and brother from another mother, passes away, all celebrations and gift ideas come to a halt.

May 2017 Joelie’s first birthday after the passing of our mother was going to be difficult enough, but now sweet and feisty Charlie Eble’s good fight with the terrible “C” was turning this month into SADNESS!

Alex was just establishing newclevelanradio.net, and as the producer, and podcaster developer, we thought about putting together a tribute.  We had the dream, the idea, but we were too new in our internet station to develop an event like this.

May 2018 with this idea weighing heavily on our shoulders, it was Joel’s birthday once again and the first anniversary of Charlie’s death.  Although Charlie was no longer with us physically, he remained with us, and all of the people he had touched in his life.  As he interviewed many of the talented artists from the Capital Region, Saratoga Springs, and beyond, I heard the murmurings of how he helped so many directly and indirectly.

I knew how much Charlie had done for Alex, especially in the last year of his life.  My son planned a trip to Saratoga Springs the in late April of 2017 as he knew he had to conversate with his mentor, the man we are honoring today, Charlie Eble.  It was at that time Alex discussed some ideas and plans he wanted to accomplish, and his mentor perked up, looked him straight in the eye and said our work is not done!

So when May 2018 came along, I took this idea to the max on behalf of Alex.  Without letting Joel know, I did not want him to dissuade me or anyone else, I began putting the wheels in motion.  I contacted many of the performers I had met and interviewed and others I still wanted to interview, and I got a 100% acceptance that this would not only be a fantastic way to honor a man who had done so much and still means the world to many, but it would be a gift for Joelie, that money could not buy.

This gift did not come without strings attached.  When we met with my big brother in the Fall of 2018; I requested that he produce this event that is happening today, and proclaimed by the Honorable Meg Kelly as Charlie Eble Day.  And with his influence and unstoppable personality he and Sarah Craig developed a scholarship fund in the name of Charlie, that will mean so much more than a plaque.  Today is the first of many, and you will hear the beauty in the talent, and feel the love in each performance.

When Charlie told Alex his work was not done, you will witness that today.  He will be performing a song that he shared with Joel and Charlie two years ago.  Alex had a vision, and today, with special thanks to Jeff Brisbin that vision comes to life!

Today is not just for Charlie, this is a gift for my brother Joel, to let him know how special he is and that when you can’t afford to buy a present, you create one…Happy Life to All!

 

It’s Almost that TIME

Rich and I will be arriving tomorrow afternoon sometime – we are staying at Anne’s Washington Inn.  If any of you are playing around town tomorrow night please post it to me on Facebook as we may try to make the rounds, Marcus, Jeff, Steve, etc., …

Also, anyone who has not done a podcast with us and still has an interest please contact me and let me know, we will continue to do stories after May 19th

In the meantime, I plan to be at Uncommon Grounds Saturday morning around 10 am if you or anyone you know wants to stop by.  I am anxious to see Terri-Lynn’s photography.

Sunday is going to be an exciting and full-packed day – I cannot wait to see everyone, hear you all perform and for you to meet my inspiration, my son Alex, who has been inspired by Charlie Eble, https://www.spreaker.com/user/10697139/alex-hale-talks-charlie-ebe-4-28-19

If you haven’t listened to these tributes take a few minutes/ or more to listen https://www.spreaker.com/show/charlie-eble-day-may-19-2019-cafe-lena

It’s Almost Charlie Eble Day!

To my friends and family, Alex is almost back home and ready to return to work for the Cleveland Indians homestand, and we are in NY – at the Seneca Alleghany Casino tonight and on to a park and photo adventure tomorrow, arriving in Saratoga Springs sometime Friday.  This is the weekend of Charlie Eble Day, and if you don’t know what that means, please listen to these podcasts:  https://www.spreaker.com/show/charlie-eble-day-may-19-2019-cafe-lena.

 

 

On Sunday starting at noon for a mere $5 if you cannot get up to Café Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY., you can stream the concert benefit on the Café Lena Concert Window.  You will not be disappointed with the talent, including our own, Alex Hale.  Alex will return to NY while our house is cared for by friends.  The benefit is produced by Joel Moss http://managramusic.com/site/, not only is he my brother, he is a phenomenon human!

If you come up to Saratoga Springs, please stop by Uncommon Grounds https://www.uncommongrounds.com/ for their great coffee, tea, bagels, etc., and catch a glimpse of my sister-in-law’s (Terri-Lynn) photography.  Feel free to make an offer and purchase one of her magnificent visual creations.

On behalf of http://newclevelandradio.net/, I want to thank all those involved in Charlie Eble Day beginning with Sara Craig and her crew at Café Lena.  The Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Meg Kelly (and if you are from the area vote for her re-election!)  A special thank you to the many musicians in the area that will provide their time, talent, and love for Charlie in putting this event together.  It is our way of sharing with Joel Moss how special Charlie was not only to him but to all of us!  He was Joel’s brother from another mother, and he will always have a place in our hearts.  To Charlie’s sister Patty – thank you for allowing us to honor your brother, not just this Sunday but for years to come as a scholarship fund will be set up in his name to train future production engineers the art he so loved.

Charlie may not be with us in person but you surely can feel his spirit in all of us, even those who barely knew him.

CHARLIE EBLE DAY – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 2

Getting closer.  Please start blasting this out on your social media platforms…especially the fact that it will be STREAMED LIVE ON CONCERT WINDOW so people can check in from anywhere, enjoy the music and contribute to this worthwhile tribute to our friend, Charlie.  If you have talked amongst yourselves and decided to collaborate, please let me know so I can make adjustments to the schedule.

Caffe Lena presentation, Sunday, May 19, noon – 5:30 pm

Noon                   Welcome by Sarah & Me – “Charlie Eble A/V Internship”

12:10                   Mayor Meg greeting and declaration of Charlie Eble Day

12:20                   Me and my sister Karen, story about Alex and Charlie

12:25                   Alex Hale performance to pre-recorded tracks

12:40                   Garland Nelson

12:55                   Vinnie Leddick

1:10                     Patty Urell

1:15                     Jonathan Greene, Sergei Nirenburg, Brian Melick

1:30                     Bob Warren and Mark Griffin

1:45                     Judy Wyle

1:55                     Ralph Pascucci

2:00                     Jeff Halstead

2:15                     Michael Jerling

2:30                     Will Severin

2:45                     Joe Bruchac

Chris Baker

3:00                     Ria Curley and Chuck Lamb

3:15                     John Nazarenko

3:30                     Tim Wechgaelar and Chris Carey

3:45                     Marcus Ruggiero

4:00                     Peter Davis

4:15                     Steve Candlen

4:30                     Rick and Sharon Bolton

4:45                     Alex and Garland

5:00                     Jeff Brisbin

5:15                     Group Finale

 

Pick Up the Phone and Call Us

Are you feeling frustrated?  Are you finding that today’s lack of communication through speech one-on-one is complicating life?  If not, I must be alone as I keep hitting obstructions, roadblocks, and have to recircle through the information.

 

There once was a time when business was conducted more directly, and therefore more smoothly than it appears today.  We are sharing too much information in emails and attachments that people do not read, but they think they have digested the information provided.  Often those emails are written in text format, and that can be confusing as the most important bits and pieces are left out of the dialogue.

 

Newclevelandradio.net, LLC is beginning it’s third in operation.  When we began, we only accepted payments in check or cash.  This past year due to the request of many we added PayPal.  We do not take credit cards as the cost would eat into any profit we may make, and we are still a growing business with little or no profit at the end of the year.  We are stable in paying our bills and providing a growing service to our clients and listeners; we are extremely excited that we continue to grow and provide our listeners with the information they deserve to hear.

 

As a communication company, we think it is necessary to have a verbal dialogue with our podcasters and their sponsors.  We believe our podcasters should be kept in the loop with their sponsors as this helps them work together to assist each other.  As a sponsor not only does your business name appear at the beginning and the end of each show (for that particular podcaster), your company receives the opportunity to podcast once a month with us to promote their brand and services.

 

We try to keep things simple here at newclevelandradio.net, LLC and we encourage you to contact us by phone if you have specific questions.   440-526-1530.

Some Body Said…

My father used to recite a poem to us (my brother, Gary, Joel, and myself,) especially when we expressed defeat or discomfort in a challenge.  The poem was a favorite of his by Edgar Guest, a Detroiter, called. “It Couldn’t Be Done.”  My parents especially my dad would not accept the words, couldn’t, can’t, or impossible.  He was the force behind slaying windmills, and he encouraged his family to do the same.  Slaying windmills is not an easy task as they keep spinning, often out of reach, but making the attempt and trying to do what is meaningful to you, was a lesson well taught and learned in our home.

I sometimes believe I was the slow learner of us three siblings as I have stated before I always felt inhibited and less worthy than others, but as an adult, I have taken my father’s words to hear, and I go for what is important in my life.  I found my voice as a podcaster, and I love the work I do, even when it is imperfect because I understand that perfection is not a reality; it is something to work towards.  Once we get to the pinnacle of the mountain, there is yet another path to take.  What goes up, must come down!

 

 

Today I scored an interview with one of my teenage musical idols.  It’s funny, but the first music interview I did in 2017 was with Larry Brown, who was once part of the Association.  Luckily for me, I did not know this going into the podcast with him, and I handled my fan panting to a minimum.  I had asked Larry to speak with me on our initial broadcast, and he agreed (I think because he knew my brother.) but I appreciated his talents and wanted to share them and then he told me he wrote “Cherish” with the Association.  (One of my favs!)

 

Since 2017 I have had the honor to podcast with many musicians, and talented artists who amaze me with their artistry, some are well known, and others are just known, but I hope to assist in sharing them with our listeners and beyond.

 

The lessons I learned from my Pops was to reach for the stars, and last week I reached out to Judy Collins, and today I scored an interview for June 26th at 10 am EST on newclevelandradio.net – http://mixlr.com/new-cleveland-radio/events/judy-collins-_five-decades-of-music.  My Dad once told me to not to be afraid to ask, and there are only two answers, Yes or No.  In life, we all have a 50/50 chance.