Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cutting Those Expenses

As I observe the declining economy and watch the value of my IRA dwindle, I keep a keen eye out for ways to cut expenses and save a few bucks. My homeowners insurance carrier will give me a discounted premium if I install a new smoke alarm in my basement, so I decided to shop around to find the best price on a smoke alarm. I asked several friends for advice, and one sent me a picture of the lowest priced smoke alarm he has seen.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano Voted Best Italian Restaurant In Lexington Again

The results are in from the 2008 Lexington Herald-Leader Reader's Choice poll, and there are no hanging chads. Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano once again received the most votes for the category "Favorite Place To Eat Italian". I love playing sax at Giuseppe's and am very proud that we won the award for the second year in a row. We were also honored by receiving the third highest vote total in the category "Favorite Date Restaurant".

Thanks to our many friends and patrons who voted and made us winner of this prestigious honor. They come to Giuseppe's for traditional and nouveau Italian dishes and to hear live music in a contemporary atmosphere. I play alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, and ewi on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Don McLean Concert Scheduled In Lexington

I am honored and certainly looking forward to playing at the 11/1/08 S*T*A*R*S event featuring Don McLean. The dinner and concert will be held at the Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center. McLean is most widely known for his huge hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". It should be a great night of fun and music.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It Was A Fun Musical Season On The Signature Club Of Lansdowne Patio

Due to the cooler outdoor temperatures at this time of the year, my Tuesday night patio gig at The Signature Club of Lansdowne has ended. I enjoyed playing the gigs this summer and meeting so many new friends. It was nice when some of them came out this week to hear me at Giuseppe's after missing me on the Signature Club patio.

I am looking forward to next spring and playing on the patio once again. It is a nice gig.