Soon, we should also have a new band website, and lots more info Keep a close eye out…
Speaking of band websites, did you catch the little changes I’ve made here? Over the Christmas break, I went a little insane with the scanner. And I’ve really found out how to mess around with Photoshop Elements.
That combination leads to new pics on almost every page ofericfolkerth.com. (If you can’t see them, refresh your browser…)
Hope you like it.
Wow, has it been a rough week for Tony Romo. The first playoff game is tomorrow, but all anyone can talk about this week is his trip to Mexico with Jessica Simpson.
Personally? I think it was a stupidly timed trip. And I wonder if he just doesn’t “get” how much the leering press follows her around. It was probably poor judgment.
But Ido have a question: If Jason Witten drops a key pass tomorrow, are we going to blame it on his being along for the trip too? (Doubtful…)
Well, the playoffs make me think of the blog I wrote about a year ago. Might be agood time to revisit it again.
As for the game?
There’s a part of me that thinks that if they can’t win this one, then we’re gonna start calling Romo the Dirk of the Dallas Cowboys. Actually, after the season they’ve had, I’msure that comparison will be drawn.
But, to me, Romo’s really not the real key. TO is.
If Owens isreally as iffy as he looks this week…look out.
If he’s fine –if the Cowboys are just hiding him to hold their cards close (wouldn’t be the first time…)– I’ll go with Dallas; and might even argue they’ll win big.
So, it all hinges on TO, and not only his own play, but how his presence changes the whole strategy of an opposing defense…opening up all sorts of options for his teammates.
If the Giants don’t have to worry about him?
It could get ugly.
I think this is probablyone of the most pathetic stories I’ve ever heard.
The mother later apologized and Club Libby Lu withdrew the prize. But what a pathetic thing!
And what about that poor kid? She’s on TV for the big announcement…she gets a couple of days to believe that she’s going to the greatest show of all-time. (Work with me here…I’m putting myself in her shoes…)
Then, the tickets are gone, and she’s got to live with the fact that herMom is to blame. (Or….do you think her Mom’s even told her the truth? Maybe not. But when she finally finds out at age twenty? Ouch…)
I know some are criticizing the company for not “fact-checking” the essays. But who would believe that someone would lie about a fictitious war hero to win concert tickets for their kid?
Nicemessage from Jean Fogelberg, Dan’s wife, on the main website a few weeks back: Dear friends, I’m so grateful to all of you who wrote to Dan through The Living Legacy website with your stories of how his music touched your lives; with your uplifting words of encouragement; with your declarations of admiration and friendship.
Dan was a strong and private man, but even the mountain must tremble, and during the toughest times he gained solace and comfort from reading your letters and learning that his music had been a source of light in your lives.
Greatest of all though, was the feeling you gave him that his time here had served a purpose.
I hope you will find some peace in knowing that the joy and comfort you found in his music winged it’s way back to him through your words, prayers, and good wishes.
“There is no darkness in this place that we’re bound
Love is the only thing that matters” ~ DF
Speaking of Dan, the true story of one of his most famous songs, “Same Old Lange Syne,” has recently come to light. The woman in song has come forward to tell her tale. Her name is Jill Greulich, and a Peoria reporter tracked her down and got her to open up.
Some question the timing of this, implying that she’s trying to take advantage of Dan’s death by coming forth now. But from what I can tell, the basic facts were always common knowledge in Dan’s hometown. And, the guy who broke the story is a local reporter who’s written several items on Dan in the past months.
It’s nicely written. Read ithere.
To me? It makes the song even more poignant than it was before.
Man are the P1s having a cow about the departure of Greg Williams fromthe Ticket. As Unfair Park reports, he has technically “resigned,” although I don’t think anybody’s really buying it. Here’s their blog about it.
My sense is that none of us will ever know whatreally happened behind the scenes. Nor should we. Drug addiction is a terrible thing, and it is public knowledge that this latest episode was a relapse of some sort.
Drug addiction puts tremendous pressure on co-workers, friends, family. Sometimes, “tough love”is thing to do is to help the person understand just how far they’ve fallen. Maybe Greg needed that. Or, maybe he did get sober, and there was just too much water under the bridge to go back to the way things were. We’ll never really know.
Or, let me put it this way: Ihope we never know. It’s really none of my business. Or your’s.
Whatever this situation, I hope and pray he’s on the road to recovery. And I hope and pray all those still on the air can continue forward best they can.
When you’re talking about drug addiction, I have a lot of sympathy for everyone, can’t blame anyone for their feelings, and just hope everybody finds the way to get the personal healing they need.
One final update onthis. Connor’s Army did finally reach their goal of $10,000 raised for cancer research in 2007. Congratulations to my friend, Gene.
I am very proud of him.
But speaking of cancer…
It’s such an up-and-down fight sometimes…steps backwards and steps forwards….
Kathleen Baskin-Ball has announced that she is back in chemo because her cancer has returned. Her husband Bill, also a very good friend, is posting updates ather MySpace page.
I am terribly sad to hear this, and am in prayer for her constantly. I hope you will be too.