Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

for a good cause. (or two)

Hello everyone! I have been super busy with all things JavaOne and haven't really been able to post that much this week....I owe you a run down of my last two days at the Evans Data Developer Conference, but before I can get into that, I need to introduce you to two very good causes and my artist of the week. This week I am featuring the one and only, Pete Yorn. I took a few minutes to myself to catch up on all my social media outlets when I cruised by Pete's  myspace page to read two new blog posts that caught my eye. 

The first thing I read was that Pete's song "Old Boy"  is on The Green Owl Compilation: a Benefit for EnergyAction Coalition. The disc came out yesterday (April 8th) and is available at all Whole Foods stores, your local record stores and on-line at Amazon, iTunes and Insound. The Disc is made up of unreleased tracks from an eclectic group of artists. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the album will be given to support the EAC. If are you interested in finding out more information, please go to Green Owl Records. Old Boy is one of my most favorite PY songs, so go and soak it in. Your ears will once again thank you. :-)

And... if that wasn't enough, for those of you in the Los Angeles area, you can join Pete in helping kick off The Justice Tour next Tuesday, April 15th at the legendary Troubadour. I have to say that the Troub is one of my most favorite venues in LA, so to catch such an incredible show with the following people performing might warrant a quick jaunt down:

The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello) with special guests: Slash, Perry Farrell, Flea, Pete Yorn, State Radio, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and Davey Havoc of AFI.

Proceeds from the show will benefit PATH - People Assisting the Homeless. 

Doors at open at 8PM...tickets are only $10 and can be purchased through
Ticketmaster.

Just think...two great charitable organizations that will benefit from
Pete...way to go!! 

Alright, I am diving back into all things JavaOne, but check out the greatness that is Yorn and if you are in the LA area, go and enjoy the show. It will be an amazing night of music! Keep rockin'.

Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

SDN Program News.

Hot off the presses:

Three NEW SDN only Member Benefits have been added...sweet!

  • Sample Chapter and 40% off Available on McGrawHill's - Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers by Ed Burns, Sun Microsystems
  • Advance Draft Chapter and 40% off Java CAPS Basics - Implementing Common EAI Patterns by Michael Czapski
  • Register for CommunityOne | May 5, 2008 | San Francisco - SDN members receive priority General Session seating.
Go here to learn more about these and other SDN Member benefits and register!

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