Monday, May 28, 2012

" Memorial Day, a day for a Nation-wide prayer for peace." (64 Stat.158) US Congress 1950

This is a picture of a wonderful area of Upstate NY where I enjoy working out.
It's amazing that the powers that be here have kept it beautiful & building free all these many years.  They have started charging a parking fee though.  Regardless, its still awesome & I don't mind supporting local public spaces.                                                                                               "Requesting the President to issue a proclamation designating May 30, Memorial Day, as a day for a Nation-wide prayer for peace." (64 Stat.158) - 1950 Joint Resolution of United States Congress
An article that expresses how I feel most Memorial Days.
When someone says "Happy Memorial Day" I often wonder if they think about the real significance of this day.  I also often wondered why people celebrate & why we allowed corporations to turn it into a "sale-a-thon" shopping day. Speaking of social consciousness ;
            my new music video premiere of “  It’s All About Money” is upon us , June 10th at the Water St. Music  Hall in Rochester, NY from 1 – 3pm !  Here's the event page with information & photos  on Facebook.

    The video was made locally with homegrown talent !  It will be submitted for Grammy consideration right after the release and nominated along with my cd at the Los Angeles Music Awards in November . We've been chosen out of over 10,000 submissions to be 1 of  7 acts performing on stage , where Stevie Wonder will be in attendance & receiving an award at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood !  
        Come & meet  the artists who made this wonderful music video happen on June 10th .
       Also, The Deborah Magone Band is on the loose again ! June 8 at Woody’s II  in Henrietta , NY

:Deborah ☮  ♥

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A shout out to Rachel Maddow.
      I'm a huge fan since your radio days.  I tuned in every day to you & Randi Rhodes & heard every piece of news that existed that day in the small time frame of your shows, while every other news service was regurgitating corporate sound bites. You & Randi packed it in & I didn't need to go anywhere else.
       I was very happy for you when you got the tv spot on MSNBC. I was happy for  Ed too :) Finally a counter point to Faux News. I just watched your last show online while running on my treadmill this morning because Keith as you know is off the air right now.
   You still got it girl, but unfortunately a bit less on the info side. Whats Up Rachel?  ExxonMobil commercials (major corporate criminals responsible for many deaths worldwide) on your website & tv channel.  Not calling out both sides (Obama ) like you used to. You showed Mr. Obama on the campaign trail in Maine etc. saying how GM profits after the bailout are the best in history. This is true. Yes, General Motors is riding high, however I never heard an interview from even one senior retiree (like my Dad) about why GM is riding so high.
           How their fake bankruptcy was created by them & our corporate government (DEM & REP's), to shed millions of pensioners health benefits (that retirees paid into!), lower wages  & eliminate pensions for new employees.  Why are you not talking about this? I know silly question.
        Obama in his speech spoke of health coverage for ANY illness. This is also true. But Rachel, why haven't you commented, like you used to do, that "any illness" was a trade off for the lack of a cap on what the insurance companies are allowed to charge now?  My Dad (Korean war vet) who had his coverage revoked by GM now has to pay increasing amounts, some which double, EVERY YEAR ! Your rebuttles used to be shot across the bough within seconds.
       I now have to resume my search for a FULL coverage of the nations news or get back to doing it myself.  Bummer. Rachel is it possible to have a  radio show too ?  I believe that would be our only chance at survival in America. Without full news coverage we will only create more victims of corporate greed in America. How long will the rising continue before we are an open society again ?
Whats Really Up Rachel ?   
      SO ... since my last post I've been resting up the vocal cords,  writing some new music & preparing for the release of my new music video "It's All About Money" on June 10, 2012 at Water Street Music Hall here in ROChester, NY.
      I've met a new Vocal Therapist Brad Chapman from Utah who's been helping me with some exercises designed to keep my cords (Abbott & Costello:) happy. They're healing well & I'm looking forward to a busy & productive summer ! See my updated calendar at
   I've started the veggie garden planting peppers, salads (romaine, ruby red ), tomatoes, potatoes, herbs (basil, rosemary, dill) & more, all organic.  The grape vines & cherry trees have grown rapidly since last year. The bats are back to keep the mosquitoes in check.
    The NATO protests in Chicago are an example of what's to come this year.  It's going to be life changing for many so hold on to your britches.  My heart goes out to many , while my soul tries to maintain balance so that I can continue to be of assistance.  Remember to take care of yourself first, so that if you're inclined, you can help others through this major year of transition.
I've discovered a Wim Wenders movie just now on TCM called "Wings of Desire" with Peter Falk & Bruno Ganz.  It's a film of dark poetry & dark humor, very captivating........