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A Heartfelt Message From George Carlin – After the Death of His Wife & Post 911

In a generation gone mad – where anything goes and usually does – a time so troubled with unfaithful leaders – when do we each become responsible for our part in making this world a better place.

A wonderful Message by George Carlin (after the death of his wife & following 911)

Who would of thought these ideas were hiding inside his crude exterior.

Everyone should read it at least once…

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to
life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space.

We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.

We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less

and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of
two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one
night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer,
to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the
stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going
to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to
you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your
side.

Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you because that is the only
treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. Remember,
to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all
mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep
inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday
that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak
and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

~ George Carlin 

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Brett Dennen: On Tour Now

Fresh Independence caught up with Brett Dennen after a day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. Currently on Tour: You don’t want to miss this diamond in the rough.

Where did Tour kick off?

We kicked off tour in Phoenix, AZ and stop in Honolulu, HI. I wish I could tour Hawaii all the time. I don’t, but I need to.

You were in Vancouver last February right?

I was , I love Vancouver, I was there last summer as well. 

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The number one thing people say to me when they meet me is, “I didn’t realize you were so tall!” I heard that at least 50 times a day last month on tour. Here I am backstage last night in Madrid, warming up before the show. In Holland, I fit in just fine.

What is your favorite thing about Vancouver?

I just love the scenery, the air, the red wood trees, the breeze, it has that water-ocean-air energy to it that is invigorating and it is just so blue and green. Those are the colors of life- very inspiring. 

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Driving into the weekend.

‘I find my greatest purpose in life is when I am completely lost in Musc‘- Flea

Forever rocking out to The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Did you know Anthony Kiedis was babysat by Cher?

A great concept of today for fans to get to know musicians. Interviewing musicians is not always found on late night television.

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Jess Lambert – Seattle Washington

The best part of what we do is being invited into stories from the heart. With a voice that echoes through all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Jess Lambert proves that she is no Creature of Fear but a survivor in every sense of the word. We are not defined by our challenges but how we rise up and imprint on others with the very best of who we are. Get her full digital album here. – Fresh Independence

JESS LAMBERT

Home is where your story begins … please tell us a little about yours.

Home is just north of Seattle. I live with a Labradoodle named Frodue, and a human named Chad. Guitars and music gear are strewn about the living room, and the walls are covered in framed posters of Cash, Davis, and Gillespie. It’s rarely quiet here. Music is usually flowing out of speakers or being strummed on guitar strings. This is where Creature of Fear was recorded.

How did music find you…

Music must have found me at a very young age because I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in love with it. I always loved to sing but was too scared to sing in front of anyone, my voice usually managed to lodge somewhere in my throat. While growing up I wanted to write songs, but I didn’t play an instrument so I wrote poetry instead. When I was twenty-three I was given a guitar for my birthday. I started writing songs as soon as I was able to play a few chords.

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