is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Madness: Murder and Mayhem in the Big Blue Nation! (a romantic comedy by Donna Ison?)


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The late Solomon Silver's estate is worth millions but the most sought after in the entire will are his University of Kentucky basketball season tickets. Vying for the valuable prize is his new trophy wife KiKi, his estranged son Sterling and rowdy daughter Rosebud. Add to the game a boring lawyer and a mysterious mourner and you have an unstoppable team...especially when it comes to killing off the competition. Soon Solomon isn't the only one who's dead in this hysterical comedy by Donna Ison and starring Jeff Roberts, Fred Zegelien, Dana L. Edison, Martha Campbell and Macreena Groody.
VENUES/DATES:March 14th - Lexington Dinner Train Train leaves at 5pm. $109.95 for adults $69.95 for kids includes a 4 course meal, show and train ride. Go to www.rjcorman.com for tickets.

March 15th - Columbia's Downtown, Lexington. Show begins at 6pm. $29.99 includes a 3 course meal and show. Gratuity not included. $5 raffle benefiting Gods Pantry Food Bank. Winner receives their ticket money ($29.99) back for that nights show. Call (859)494-2877 for tickets.

March 20th - Spindletop Hall, Lexington. Members call (859)255-2777

March 28th - My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown. Train leaves at 5pm. $109.95 for adults $69.95 for kids includes a 4 course meal, show and train ride. Go to www.rjcorman.com for tickets.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Wanna Hang?

What does "wanna hang?" mean?

When a male friend asks me that, I turn my phone on silent, wash two glasses and wait for his arrival.

When he has been at my house for over an hour, I reckon by then, it is a half-ass date, right? Wouldn't you think so?

Nah.  It usually ends up with me having heartache because I have a crush and he has a crush, but mine is on him and his is on ANY other woman but me.  Ew.

What does 'wanna hang' mean?

I'm pretty sure that means, "I wanna sit and talk to you and not let you say anything while I rail on all opinions that are diverse from mine...oh, and don't expect sex, ok?"

Hang.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WoodSongs March 2: T Graham Brown and Rev Payton's Big Damn Band!


WOODSONGS MARCH 2, 2015:

a) Monday March 2 country crooner T GRAHAM BROWNb) Our 800th Broadcast Celebration

Troubadour Concert Series
Bluegrass Supergroup HOT RIZE May 29 Lyric Theatre
MICHAEL McDONALD June 16 Opera House
Dr. JOHN sings LOUIE ARMSTRONG May 17

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WoodSongs Crew for winning the Community Service Award!




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Mon March 2, 2015 / General Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: FREE
T. GRAHAM BROWN
is a legendary voice of country music, journeyman and songwriter who has recorded over thirteen studio albums and charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard charts. Three of these singles reached Number One and eight more reached the Top Ten. Brown's latest album, 'Forever Changed', is his first release in 9 years. It was just nominated for a Grammy and features guest appearances by industry giants like Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys and more. http://tgrahambrown.com/
REVEREND PEYTON'S Big Damn Band
is funky, rootsy, full of groove and powerfully unexpected. The band has always been playing music that blends blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles with the sleek modern energy of do-it-yourself, homespun, punk fueled rock. 'So Delicious' is their 5th album. http://www.bigdamnband.com



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Our 800th Broadcast Special event
Monday March 23, 2015
WoodSongs Special Event ... our 800th Broadcast
Tickets - Public $30 / WS Partners $20


ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
is the legendary Austin based 9-time Grammy winning Band led by the dynamic Ray Benson. For over 40 years Asleep at the Wheel have been caretakers of Western swing, carrying the traditions of BOB WILLS into the 21st century. The band latest CD is a spectacular tribute to the legacy of Bob Wills, called 'Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys"

TICKET INFORMATION: WS Show 800 is a fundraiser for our national education project "WoodSongs In The Classroom" Tickets are $30 public and only $20 for WS Partners. GET TICKETS AT THIE LYRIC THEATRE. Call the box office 859-280-2218 after 1PM or visit LexingtonLyric.com.We are excited and proud that Asleep at the Wheel will be the featured guests as we celebrate the astounding 800th broadcast of our show.
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Become a 2015 WoodSongs Partner and enjoy nearly 40 shows this coming year for FREE ... It's the best deal ever! Easy online ordering: http://www.woodsongs.com/woodsongs_partners.php
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Batty It's COLD Outside!

Here is an early Valentine from THE BATS!!!!
 
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Hi, Batfans!
We’ve cranked  up the heat in the Batcave, but it’s still as cold as a bucket of penguin guano in here!
 
So cold, in fact, that we chose this font to use because it’s called “Chiller.” Which is also the name we’ve given to our feet, because they are connected to our popsicle toes. Yep, we’re whining about this morning’s temps—or lack thereof. Don’t judge us.
But do come to see us when it turns all balmy on Friday, January 30, for our first show of 2015! We should all be thawed out by then, ready to rock, roll, and ruckus at Natasha’s Bistro with you and your closest girlz. And since it’s the New Year, why not bring along someone who’s never heard us before? We love fresh blood (and fresh faces) and we’ve got some brand-spankin’ new songs to sing, so it’d be win-win for everybody!
Show time is 8:00, and you can make reservations now at 859-259-2754. And guess what? Our cover charge (which goes directly into our little sparkly evening purses, thank you very much) is still only $10. Heck, you can spend that much for lunch at Taco Bell…but OMG, don’t do that. Let us ring your bell instead.
Happy New Year! Time to take down the tinsel in the Batcave. Once we put on another couple of sweaters and 3 more pairs of socks, that is. They make electric socks, right?
THE BATS
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bluegrass Mystery Theatre Brings Death Back to the Round Table!


Bluegrass Mystery Theatre bringing more murder in the New Year!


What was it really like to be a knight at the round table? Step back in time and see for yourself!! There was ambition, romance and MURDER in this hysterical new comedy by Leslie Kemp and starring Adam Sovkoplas, Dana L. Edison, Jeff Roberts, Sara Garner and Timothy Hull. Guess the KILLER and you could win the PRIZE!!!

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Jan. 17th - Lexington Dinner Train, Lexington. Train leaves at 4pm. $109.95 for adults, $69.95 for children includes a 4 course meal, show and train ride. Go to www.rjcorman.com for tickets.

Jan. 25th - Columbia's Downtown, Lexington. Show begins at 6pm. $29.99 includes a 3 course meal and show. Gratuity not included. $5 raffle benefiting Gods Pantry, winner receives either that night ticket refunded or gets a ticket to next months show...winners choice. Two winners!! Call (859)494-2877 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Jan. 31st - My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown. Train leaves at 5pm. $109.95 for adults, $69.95 for children includes a 4 course meal, show and train ride. Go to www.rjcorman.com for tickets.

www.bluegrassmysterytheatre.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Another Zero Digit Birthday

My father was born in 1924; I was born in 1954, so we always celebrated "zero-digit" birthdays in the same year.  The year Dad pointed this out to me, I was turning 30, he was turning 60.  Now that I am 60, or close-to-it, I have to wonder if I will ever be as snazzy as my dad was.  Will I ever be respected like he was?  Will I live to see 75, as he did not? 

I hope I live at least that long.  I want to live long enough to look gorgeous and piss all the jealous people off even more than they already are.  I want to tell the people who have been so awful to me that they are truly grotesque, and I gave them chance after chance to redeem themselves over the years, but they never cared to do it.  For example, my daughter-in-law, Kasey.  She, for some reason, has chosen to NOT let me see my grandchildren. Granted, her mother flipped a truck with her baby brother in it once while she was doing crack, but I've never even had a fender bender, let alone a DUI or flipped a vehicle.  The first few years of my son's marriage, Kasey was so nice, always visiting, bringing Tiramisu, smiling, hugging, staying in touch.  Then my father died, I inherited some money ( GAVE HER AND MY SON A DOWN PAYMENT FOR THEIR HOUSE) and opened a restaurant that destroyed my marriage, and when I left my last husband, Kasey stopped visiting, stopped smiling, stopped talking to me.  Why?  I don't know. All I can do is forgive her for the years of awfulness and go on, right?

Wrong.  I can forgive Kasey and move on with my life. If I do not, I will constantly think of the holidays when I have not received one phone call from my son or grandkids to wish me well.  If I do not forgive her, my resentment will eat me up and destroy me. 

I am better than that. I may remember all those lonely holidays, but I also know that I am a good woman.  I always TRY do the right thing when it comes to my child and grandchildren.  I think a Mother who keeps her children from seeing their grandmother is selfish, she is not doing the right thing. I think selfish people get what they deserve, in the end.  They end up bitter and alone, in a prison of their own making. Surely if she is that inconsiderate to me, she is inconsiderate to others.

Another person in that same category is my sister, Karen.  She has recently accused me of contacting all of her old high school friends and saying "terrible" things about her to them. Like what, Karen?  I didn't tell them you have an opioid dependency.  I didn't tell them you told me the bus was leaving from Camp Ernst WHEN I WAS SIX YEARS OLD and caused me to run out naked in front of everyone.  I did not tell anyone you let your house get so dirty that you have to use the bathtub for a toilet.  No, I didn't say any of that to anyone, until now.  Also, I did not press charges when you stole the money from my father's estate...you cashed his last IRS refund check and went to Miami with the money.  Shame on you.

So, you see, there are ways to forgive, but first you must confront. 

This is my confrontation. Both Karen and Kasey get to read this and hope that readers will forgive and forget their bitchiness as well.

That, my dear lambsies, is not gonna happen any time soon.

Happy Birthday to me.

the last time I saw all my grandkids was 4 years ago :(

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Murder and Mayhem in late November!



x_ROC9800 2x_ROC9808It's time to celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved character Sherlock Holmes and what better way to do that then a fundraiser at 221B Baker Street. Things are set for a night to remember when suddenly everything goes wrong and we are left with a real murder to solve in this hysterical comedy by Leslie Kemp!! Starring Adam Sovkoplas, Dana L. Edison, Jeff Roberts, Tim Hull and Vanessa Dickey.
Guess the killer and you could win the PRIZE!!!
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Nov. 21st - Boone Tavern, Berea. Tickets are $40 and includes a 3 course meal and show. The show begins at 7pm. Call (859)985-3700 fir tickets.

Nov. 23rd - Columbia's Downtown, Lexington. Tickets are $29.99 and includes a 3 course meal and show. Gratuity not included. The show begins at 6pm. Call (859)494-2877 for tickets.

Nov. 29th - My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown. Tickets are $109.95 for adults, $69.95 for kids and includes a train ride, 4 course meal and show. Train leaves at 5pm. Go to www.rjcorman.com for tickets.

www.bluegrassmysterytheatre.com

WoodSongs Honors Its Partners


WOODSONGS and TROUBADOUR Newsletter:
a) This Monday, November 24 WoodSongs Partner's Night! 

Troubadour Concerts (more info below)
KENNY LOGGINS and Blue Sky Riders Dec 2 Tix on sale now
KEB MO Jan 28 Tix on sale now
 TroubadourWEBWoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour
WoodSongs tapes Monday at the Lyric Theatre, E 3rd and Elm Tree Lane in downtown Lexington.

Over 250 FREE Parking spaces across the street from the Lyric, Elm Tree Lane in the UK Medical Offices, and FREE parking spots along the street 


As a "Thank you" to our wonderful family of WoodSongs Partners we present two broadcast tapings in one night ... FREE to all WoodSongs Partners PLUS each partnership can have 6 extra tickets for friends and family (example: a couple partner will have 8 tickets total, etc)
 

Two shows, One night  
featuring the US Navy Bluegrass Band, legendary Ramblin Jack Elliot, guitar master Pat Flynn, songwriter Nell Robinson plus some amazing WS Kids. Doors open 5:55, audience must be seated by 6:16. FIRST SHOW begins at 6:30.

For information 252-8888 or online woodsongs.com 
Members of Folk-Book.com can watch live as it happens for free Monday 7PM EDT.

To have your youngster (ages 6-16, any style) submit to be on a broadcast see details at WoodSongs.com/kids/  
 

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KEB MO Cometh! 
Wed January 28 Opera House 7PM
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Christmas & a Batty New Year!


Deck yourself with something tacky
Fa la la la la, la la la la!
Buy it, make it, plain or fancy
Fa la la la la, la la la la!
Don we now our favorite sweater
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
For the Smackdown, there’s none better
Fa la la la la, la la la LAAAA!
Okay, Batfans, we know you’ve got a full plate just thinking about Turkey Day, and we get that. But we’re also coming up on another one of the most festive days of the year: The Bats’ Kinda Annual Holiday Sweater Smackdown! Tear yourself away from the Food Network , and concentrate on something other than pumpkin pie and stuffing for a m inute. (Sorry, Pepperidge Farm.) If you haven’t already de-mothballed your holiday sweater, it’s definitely time to give that puppy an airing out, so that you’ll be less aromatic for our gig on Saturday, December 13, when we’ll crown Prettiest, Tackiest, Mr. Merry Xmas, and Grand Champion of Fabulousness on the stage at Natasha’s!
If you won last year, come to continue your dynasty. If you lost last year, come to exact your revenge. If you just wanna watch, that’s okay too. It’ll still be way more fun than your office Holiday Party, when Bob from Accounting will Xerox his boom-boom after one too many peppermint martinis. Again. And Linda from HR will be lurking under the mistletoe, ready to pounce on anyone wearing pants. And we do mean anyone. We won’t be nearly that obnoxious. Probably.
Call 859-259-2754 to secure a table for your sweater, your pals, and your boom-boom. Show starts at 8:00. It’s our first post-Melanie outing, so we’re a little insecure about that. But the good news is, Jim Gleason has rejoined the band on stunt guitar, and we’re ready to rock! Marianne’s gonna sing her Xmas song, we’ve got some new tunes to try out, and then there’s the whole Smackdown thing…which is always a hoot.
So fa la la, deck the halls, eat bourbon balls, and Biggie Smalls. Whatever the heck that means.
THE BATS
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Oh, and here’s another holiday tradition:
'Twas the BAT before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cave,
All wings were a-flapping, as The Bats misbehaved.
Fishnet stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Santa Baby soon would be there.
The Bats were home, darlings, but they weren't in their beds,
Not while visions of rock stardom danced in their heads.
And Melanie in her miniskirt, and Jim in his tee,
Had just tuned up for a wild guitar spree.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
We dropped our guitars to see what was the matter.
Away to the entrance we flew like a flash,
Swept away all the guano, and hid our booze stash.

The moon on our breasts made 'em look pretty great
And we thought for a second, "Hell, yeah, we still rate!"
When, what to our wondering radar should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and fat,
We knew in a moment it must be St. Bat.
More rapid than beagles her coursers they came,
And she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Cosmo! now, Gimlet! now, Martini and Rossi!
On, Sloe Gin! On, Merlot, Manhattan and Saucy!
To the top of the cave! We must gift The Bats all!
So dash away! Dash away! Dash away, y'all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the cave-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of booty, and St Bat too.

And then, in a twinkling, we heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As we drew in our wings, and were turning around,
Down into the cave St Bat came with a bound.
She was dressed in fake fur, from her head to her Blahniks,
And we swore she was tipsy on vodka and tonics.
A bundle of gifts she had packed in her bag
And she looked like a hooker, a floozy, a hag.
Her eyes, were they blood-shot! her top lip, how hairy!
Her cheeks like Four Roses, her nose like a cherry!
Her botoxed two lips were puffed up like a bow,
And her blonde hair the color of--yuk!--yellow snow.
The stub of a cig she held tight in her teeth,
And the smoke it encircled her head like a wreath.
She had a flushed face and a little pot belly,
That shook when she laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
She was chubby and plump, a right rowdy old crone,
And we laughed when we saw her, right there in our home!
A wink of her eye and a twist of her pelvis,
Soon gave us to know she was a big fan of Elvis.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
And filled all the fishnets, then turned with a jerk.
And laying her finger aside of her nose,
And giving a snort, from the Bat cave she rose!
She sprang to her sleigh, to her team gave a yell,
And away they all flew like a Bat out of hell.
But we heard her exclaim, 'ere she drove out of sight,
“See you December 13th; it'll be a good night!”
Happy Rockin' Holidays to Batfans Everywhere!