Archive for the Peace Category

Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

Posted in assault, Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech, murder, Paris, Peace, Uncategorized, victims of violence with tags , , , , on January 9, 2015 by damngoodtunes

It is with regret and sorrow we must acknowledge the senseless murders of twelve people, some of whom were journalists who were executed while at work this week in Paris France.  These, our fellow journalists were killed with other innocents and eleven others injured, along with two police officers who gave their lives trying to protect them all. Among the dead were Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, Bernard Verlhack, Philippe Honore ,Bernard Maris, Elsa Cayat, Mustapha  Ourrad, all employed by Charlie Hebdo working with Stephane  Charbonnier, who was the Editor of the organization. A visitor was killed, Michel Renaud, who was there from another city with a colleague who survived the shooting.  A caretaker, 42 year old Frederick Boisseau just happened to be in the lobby at the time and lost his life with the others. French Policeman Ahmed Merabet lost his life as well as Security Officer Franck Brinsolaro.

Some of those who perished at Charlie Hebdo were editors, cartoonists, economist and one a trained psychologist who wrote a column favored by many intellectuals. Some were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but all were human beings who should not have had to lose their lives because of someone else’s idea that a religion, faith or whatever it might have been were being exploited, mocked and jeopardized.

Charlie Hebdo had been around since 1969 poking fun at everyone including the Pope, Presidents, Kings and many Muslim and extremist leaders usually with their outrageous cartoons. In much of the west there is freedom of speech and freedom of the press. In America we have tolerated our leaders’ images being characterized each and every day in the newspapers. It’s part of who we are. Some laugh, some get irked by the cartoons of their favorite politicians, personalities and sports stars but all in all we have developed a thick skin for pundits and writers. In conclusion though, as I have always maintained we need to work more together as a human race to eradicate prejudice and malice towards others. We need to learn to be kinder to one another, brother to sister, nation-to-nation.  May these twelve souls lost in this vicious attack be one with God.  Peace to All.    Bruce J Maier / editor


Pacific Northwest Music News

Posted in Independent Music, Journalism, News, Patriotic, Peace, Soldiers, World News with tags , , on November 8, 2010 by damngoodtunes

We welcome yet another new feature to our ever-expanding lineup, with veteran Northwest native Rocky Nelson. Mr. Nelson who grew up in Lewis County in western Washington has been a senior journalist for the Washington Blues Society for a number of years and brings us a dedicated passion for all music that’s good, especially the Blues! When Rocky is not writing for us he can be seen in another role bringing the amenities of a better lifestyle to people in foreign lands.

Ground Zero Faith

Posted in Journalism, Peace, survival, World News with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Thank you Eric Normand for the commentary about Ground Zero Mosque. I would like to share my comments with the world on this one:

Eric; That was one of the most moving and dynamic commentaries I have ever seen! I usually stay away from forums and comments in the web of gloom however, lately I have found myself speaking up more for America and peace, harmony for all citizens of the world. Should we ever have the time to sit down for a few hours I could go on and on about the oppression of good people throughout history, and whether it is acceptable to march into someone else’s continent and take all which they love and believe in from them in the name of our God. And now to see the attack on the Muslim people, their children in the schools by other youth who have learned from their elders to hate. This is shameful Eric and it must be stopped!
What I say now is we all have to ” engage ” in peace games, not war games. The more we talk about and act upon the idea of peace, the more prevalent peace will become. It matters not if you are in the mountains of Afghanistan or you are in command of western or Euro forces, our little wars need to end. There is evidence that the twisted leader of N. Korea is insane enough to fire off a few nukes in a mass-murder suicide attempt against the rest of the world. Radiation and environmental devastation would last for over a decade and will effect everyone and every living thing on this planet. We cannot let this happen, we must work toward peace. It is not right to advance into someone else’s land and take it from them or to try and change their ideologies in 2010 any more than it was acceptable in the 12th-18th Centuries. So we must not. But, we must reach out to the world and spread a message of peace, so that Buddhists, Hindu,Muslims, Christians, Jews and all faiths may live together and build the future of mankind together, not destroy it.
I am an optimist Eric. I believe we can do this and that we will. My grand-children drive my faith in mankind and my hopes for their future. We as parents and grand-parents must ” Teach your children well ” as Crosby, Stills and Nash once said, followed by ” All we are saying, Is give peace a chance “. Lennon

Jamaica can breathe again!

Posted in Jamaica, Journalism, Peace, World News on June 23, 2010 by damngoodtunes

In regard to our recent posting about the unrest in Jamaica it is with great joy we say that the kingpin, the leader of darkness and the main cause of all this violence has been captured today!

So much of the livelihood of Jamaicans depends upon the beautiful music which recently had become stifled in the bottleneck of drug war lords and the ensuing violence they have brought down upon the good people of this Island nation. But that all made a turn for the better this day as ” Coke ” now finds himself behind bars.

Let the music play and let the children dance! Jamaica lives again!

Artist of the Month – Jessie Torrisi

Posted in Agents, Female Vocalist, Guitar Player, Guitars, Human Rights, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Management, Peace, Promotions, Publicists, recording, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags on May 23, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Jessie Torrisi

Jessie Torrisi reached our attention late last year through our contacts at XO Publicity. She writes her own music, plays several instruments and is an exciting performing artist with her own band, The Please Please Me band of Austin Texas.
See here complete story today in DGT