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LLB Weekend - February 19 & 20, 2010

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The Fillmore & Nugget

Just a warning, this is pretty darn long as my write-up usually are. Sorry it’s not just a recap of the Boys on stage, but of the entire weekend.

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Like I said, oh, what a weekend. It’s been since September where they sang me Nobody Else for my birthday and what a treat it was to have them back in the Bay Area at the historic Fillmore. Yes, Texas La Onda (Jeanette, Rachel and Ora) was in town as well as Christel and Dale from Chicago. I wasn’t able to make it to lunch but I’m glad they were able to get together with Laura and Emil, Martha and Rob (in from beautiful Hawaii) and Tasina. I got into the city around 3:30 and was in line by 4 PM.

However, before that, on my way to work in Emeryville that morning, I took 580 West towards Oakland. I look over to my right and see a white, shiny tour bus with a trailer. Hmmm. Now, I know they have a different bus every so often so who could it be? I was trying to think who else was in town. 3OH3 was i…

The Fillmore and Sparks, NV

Music is a powerful thing. I love movie soundtracks because there are some movies that have a variety of music by different artists all in one album and it is meant to go well with the story of the movie… which in most cases, the movie is depicting reality versus fantasy. I used to love filling out those random surveys on MySpace bulletins and one that I blogged on MySpace was the Soundtrack of My Life. This past weekend got me thinking about how much music plays such a major part of my life. I don’t play any instruments but music has such an effect on me. It calms me down when I want to scream, it’s at my side when I’m driving like a maniac to escape, it makes me feel that someone else knows what I’m going thru and damnit, it makes me want to dance and be free.

I went to see the Los Lonely Boys for my #40 and #41st show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco and the Celebrity Showroom at the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. Yes, I’ve seen them so many times and I don’t get super e…

Rose Woods - Florist

I had the pleasure of having a meeting with Olga Rosewood last night at a Starbucks in Hayward. We briefly met at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose at a bridal fair last month. We didn't chat much when I approached her booth but I did grab some information from her table and followed up with her in the next couple of weeks. I added her to my list of vendors as a florist.

She replied to my follow-up with a phone call and we decided to meet up and chat in detail of our experiences with weddings, our expertise and how we can work together. Olga has bee working with flowers for years and has been working independently for four years in the Sacramento and the lower Sierra Foothills. She's interested in expanding to the Bay Area to allow her to do a variety of pieces as she's not finding the opportunity to do so in the area she's limited to at the moment. I was surprised that she chose to market at a bridal fair in San Jose. It's quite a hike for her. And partic…