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It has long been our desire to do a bang-up recording of music we've been working on for a long time.  In the 22 years we've been writing and playing together, we have yet to get there.  Ideally, some interested party with good connections in the music business would partner with us in making that record happen.  Failing that, we would sponsor the recording ourselves.  Toward that end, we hoped that visitors to this site would help contribute to the cost of that effort by downloading tracks.  More importantly, downloads would give us the moral support we needed to feel confident enough to go ahead with that project.

In reality, precisely the opposite occurred.  We lost money, paying to keep the download option active and the failure of the effort affected our confidence in a profoundly negative way.

We gave it five years, and in that time, we earned precisely $7.20.  Not even appeals to friends and family made the slightest difference.  At the same, the option for others to download was costing us $10/month and countless hours of ad-formulating in an effort to try to stimulate down load sales.  To say that the download option was a abyssmal failure is a flagrant understatement. 

To the pitiful few who did, actually, exercise the option, we'd like to say a heartfelt 'thank you'.  Your generous support did far more than just add some change to our pockets; it kept our spirits up, which was more valuable to us than you can imagine.

 

If the authorities who're investigating Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho are right, he is a “key link” in the cash laundering chain used by the Sinaloa Cartel, stated Yadira Galvez, a safety analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).Apparently, this Brazilian businessman is nicely positioned as being a collaborator with the Sinaloa Cartel,” Gálvez stated. “The operations from the Sinaloa Cartel might be adversely impacted if the authorities carry on to capture (high-ranking) associates like El Chap and if they penetrate the monetary structure from the cartel. This might undermine the power of the Sinaloa Cartel. Cash laundering allows the Sinaloa Cartel and other transnational criminal organizations to make use of funds produced by unlawful activities to buy weapons and also to bribe corrupt officials, the security analyst stated.

Unlike El Chapo Guzman, who was seldom seen in community and never photographed throughout his years around the operate, Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho made no attempt to maintain a reduced public profile. On websites and on social media he posted many pictures of himself posing beside luxury vehicles and private airplanes. He also designs himself as Brazil’s “chancellor” within the U.S. His website, uschancellor.com.br, is titled “Brazillian (sic) Chancellor to U.S.A.,” and describes the chancellorship’s function as “a various educating and learning community that produces, discovers and applies understanding to improve the health and well-being of Brasil and also the globe.” The “chancellor” title is actually an empty honorific bestowed by a private Sao Paulo cultural and business association which has offered similar titles to a host of company and enjoyment figures. The “chancellor” title has no formal Brazilian government link. No one seems to care that he does not have any distinct business passions besides to advertise occasions, that are widely publicized in celeb and lifestyle magazine Caras. click on https://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-fernandes-rojo-filho/1/613/161 to get much more information on dfrf enterprises llc

Liberty!

by Don DeVlieger Jr on 04-Jul-15

Liberty!

It’s Not Freedom to Do Whatever Makes us Feel Good!

Don DeVlieger Jr

7/4/2015 – Independence Day

This is a revision of an article I wrote on March 22, 2013. That was titled ‘Freedom, I Can Do Whatever I Want Now!’

In March of 2013 I posted this comment on my personal Facebook page: (reworded slightly)

‘Are there boundaries for freedom? Can we live any way we want and declare that, that is freedom at its core? This is a serious question! One party is pushing the boundaries in the name of tolerance. The other is being labeled freedom killers for understanding the limits and pushing back. There is a right and wrong way here friends. All cultures in history that fell apart did so because they refused to understand this as America is now.’

I was listening to talk show host Rush Limbaugh and here’s what he said on the topic of freedom, specifically, here, on gay marriage: (from the actual transcripts 3/17/13)

This issue has now catapulted to the top seemingly of everybody's list. It's stunning the way this has happened. In the millennial generation, 25 and under, it's all that matters; gay marriage. Young conservatives 30 and under, 35 and under… Gay marriage, [is] all that matters. People are willing to leave the [Republican] party if the party doesn't change its mind, and you know how it's happening? Not just on the basis that love is a wonderful thing and who are we [conservatives/republicans] to say somebody could or could not love somebody [of the same gender].

Seems like I've waited a lifetime for this to happen. Strange how a vague idea to go find solitude and write songs on a tiny Island in Croatia has become The Al Goodwin Band. This will be special, a lot of you know I recently lost my brother and my relationship broke down. Guys like Steve, Roy and Dave were there for me. Once again music has saved me and directed me.
Come and see us perform our debut show, love to see loads of you there.
Love and music, Al x

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You Judge Me

by starla angus on 15-Jun-15

My Fine Music-kins -- One time I worked on a movie set and I was cast as a homeless person -- I mean I really looked the part.  We were working on location and not the studio so I had to use the bathroom at the Long Beach Convention Center.  When I went to use the bathroom I could not believe the reaction from people passing by me.  Most people would hang their head down and walk on the farthest side away from me -- no one would make eye contact with me.  Why are so many of us so quick to judge someone just by the way they look -- we should look beyond clothing, skin color, age and gender.  All that really matters is the soul.

I just released my latest song “You Judge Me” and that’s what it’s all about -- Hope you like.     Peace, Starla 

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