Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tell Me It's Not So.... has a certain ring to it...

Even I'm at a loss as to what to say... but speaking of music promotion I've got a new "ring tone" for the bureaucrat that is probably responsible for putting Valerie in the Hot Seat..."Tell Me It's Not So" Ringtone to your Cell
Tell me it's not so, tell me a lie,
Say you won't go, say you won't say goodbye.
Tell me forever and that times they don't change.
Say you're not leaving and that you'll always feel the same.
One smile for the last time, one smile for today,
One smile that the darkness has taken away.
But your smile's just a memory that won't go away
And I'll always remember your smile today.
And I'll always remember your smile for today.
Funding welcomed but not required: Cavendish concert promoter

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
CBC News
A Michigan-based concert promoter was awarded a $200,000 grant from the province, but the company says it didn't need taxpayers' money.
Meridian Entertainment Group is organizing the inaugural Cavendish Beach Music Festival, a mid-July, three-day event that will feature Tim McGraw and Reba McEntire.
Meridian's Kevin Meyer said the business plan for this $2-million festival is so solid the company would have gone ahead anyway.
"We took the approach that Meridian Entertainment Group was entering this project with or without the grant," said Meyer.
"If we knew that before, we certainly might have been able to help out, shall we say, two of the proposals," said Tourism Minister Valerie Docherty. "But I really can't speak to it because I wasn't aware of the fact this is what they offered to do."
The P.E.I. tourism department accepted bids for the show in January. Summerside was one of the applicants. Sources say if the city had won the bid, John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Fleetwood Mac would have taken the stage in July.
The Cavendish Beach event, July 10-12, is being dubbed the only outdoor country music festival on Canada's east coast. Twenty acts will take the stage at a new outdoor concert site, in a field behind Avonlea Village. Organizers hope to attract up to 15,000 to 20,000 people.
Tickets go on sale March 14. Prices will range from $59 for a single day to $159 for a weekend pass.

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