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

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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Josh Savage – Winchester / Paris

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“Discovering the music of Josh Savage is like making a new friend. Infusing colour into your life with the essence of english charm blended with eccentricities one can only find in the heart of Paris. Thoughtfully far beyond his years he reminds us with his youthful charisma that life is too short to be doing anything other than what you love.”  – Fresh Independence

Name: Josh Savage

Age: 23

Where are you writing this:  From my bed, surrounded by scraps of paper from some new songs I’m writing.

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Home is where your story begins, please tell us about yours.

I’ve always been a bit of a troubadour. I grew up in Paris, then in my teens moved to Winchester in England, then went up north to study music at the University of York. Now I don’t really have a home! I can’t afford rent so I couchsurf in the different cities I gig in. People tend to think couchsurfing is a nightmare but it’s not that bad. I have a talent for sleeping anywhere – I’ve slept on a doorstep once – and it’s a great way to meet new people.


 How did music find you?

It’s quite scary that it almost never happened. I took piano lessons from the age of 4 but it wasn’t until I found out I could sing that music truly found me. There was an English organist who left Westminster cathedral to start a boys’ choir in Paris and he came to my French primary school to audition us.

 I was never going to do it, I was too shy. We had to put our hand up in front of class if we wanted to audition and singing was seen as uncool for boys in our school. However, my best friend surprisingly did put his hand up, so I did too. It turned out I had quite a good voice. I ended up becoming lead soloist of the choir of l’Académie Vocale de Paris, years later touring Australia and New Zealand as treble soloist for the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. I’d be in a very different place today if my best friend didn’t put his hand up in class that day.

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Marcus Foster – London

Bringing beautiful music from London to Vancouver. We had a chance to sit down with Marcus Foster when he played at The Media Club. His music is full of old soul and blues that carry you home. Get to know a little about him here and look forward to his live session coming next week where he will sing a haunting version of his original song ‘Dance Until We Drown.’

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Griffin House- Nashville Tennessee

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We caught up with Griffin House after the release of his latest album ‘Balls.’  Get to know more about him and how his music has come full circle as he is finding his purpose in life.

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