Wednesday, December 15, 2010

“Cookies and More” Holiday Special — We want your stories, recipes, advice and more

From Douglas Welch

“Cookies and More” Holiday Special — We want your stories, recipes, advice and more

Douglas Welch cookies 2010

Each year I make over 80 dozen cookies and candies for our annual Cookie Party. After 15+ years of putting this party together, I have collected a lot of cookie stories, recipes and advice.

This year, I am putting together “Cookies and More for the Holidays” — a New Media special full of holiday reminiscences, recipes, cookie baking tips and more… and I would like you to be a part of it

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There are several ways to participate:
  • Join us live in the “studio” to talk cookies
  • Call in live via Skype or other online media
  • Record your story, recipe, question or advice via voice mail by calling 818-804-5049
  • Post an audio or video clip to YouTube and send us the link
  • Email your story, recipe, question or advice to
I am planning producing the show in mid-December, right after I have finished up all my baking for the party and reminded myself again about all the joys, trials, tips and hints of cookie baking for the holidays.
Start thinking of what you would like to add to this special. You can start sending in your emails, audio and video immediately. If you have any questions, send them

Saturday, December 04, 2010

“I Can See Sound” by David Lynch - Review

Can you see sound?

Yes, if you listen to David Lynch’s latest CD “I Can See Sound.”

This is the thematic music of life. Rich melodies brimming with heart and an honest invitation to experience an audio vision. Lynch offers a mixture of romp and contemplation, songs that will cause you to stop what you are doing, listen and experience.

I’ve always been a fan of David’s evocative guitar pieces. He creates movement and place with just a few strings, but with this new CD he has discarded any pretense and opened up his audio soul. He has reworked “Marianne’s Wedding” and “Mahatma” and taken them down a fresh path. 

Is it Country? No. Blues? No. Classical guitar? No. Images of these genres dance through Lynch’s music, but these songs will not be pigeonholed. He calls it “California Bluegrusion.” Is this music inclusive? Yes. Emotionally rich? Yes. Musically complex? Yes, but with an ability to dance with your ear?

When my husband put on this CD I was deeply engaged in work. But David’s guitar extended a hand to me and lead me to the playground where his intelligent and unexpected lyrics painted sound images. Who would have thought that the line “You brown my onions,” could be so sensual?

David Lynch you have given me a visual note of your true self and a new favorite CD. Now I can see sound.

Go see sound for yourself and listen at