Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN!


THE NEW BOOK IS OUT TODAY.....
 
The super new book is called On the Road with Janis Joplin.
and it's written by John Byrne Cook, author, musician, occasional actor, Harvard-educated son of erudite British broadcaster Alistair Cooke, and great-grandnephew of
Ralph Waldo Emerson!
 
Monday night in Cambridge before the big release I got the rare opportunity to meet John, and listen to a talk at a preview book signing. 
As close to Janis as I can get
 
As her road manager, John was there with Janis all the way! He showed his own private footage of what it was like being on the road with the one and only Janis. I was spellbound. And the soundtrack featuring Joplin was sublime. I have always been fascinated by that woman. She really was smart, funny, and supremely talented!
 
For anyone who might question this, or those young ones who may not be familiar with her voice, please, I urge you to just listen to her first album Cheap Thrills or the Pearl. Here is a link. www.janisjoplin.com
Even if you think you know Janis she is well worth another look!
 
I was only a young girl while she was doing her thing and rocketing to super stardom but man there was something about her that really drew me in. One thing I particularly admired was that she was not afraid to be different. She sat there with Dick Cavett with feathers and boas and just full-tilt confidence. That white woman could sing the blues.
 
I really dug that the post office recently issued a Janis Joplin stamp.
They used this picture.

I guess she influenced me more than I realized

I have another picture from when I was about twelve years old and I have on big round Janis glasses exactly like the ones she has on in the picture above. I wanted to place it here but like the sixties themselves it must have faded away...

Let's celebrate, and keep alive that funky, wild and free spirit that Janis epitomizes. Here at Ageless we wish you love, peace, and a groovy day....
 
Rest in peace Janis. You have taken a little piece of our hearts....
 
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?!!!

 
Want to have a super fabulous and fun Saturday night this month….Well, why don’t you do what I did last Saturday night and watch Ghostbusters while enjoying a cool pumpkin ale!
After several hours at the library of some serious studying I came up with this great idea. While I was putting my books and papers away I thought what can I do tonight that won’t cost much but yield lots of laughs and taste good too. This time of year I always crave a pumpkin beer. And, for some reason the movie Ghostbusters popped into my head. This comedy classic seemed very appropriate for October.  Luckily the library had the DVD and I immediately checked it out. On the way home I passed a very alluring spirit shop (as in alcohol spirits) and I bought some Shipyard Pumpkin head beer from a fancy display.
Later that night my boyfriend joined me and we watched the movie while enjoying the brew in pint glasses rimmed with sugar and cinnamon. After a fit of laughter he declared “My sweetie created another Tradition. We have to do this next year.”  (I was already thinking next week).
The zesty, aromatic brewed beer and the paranormal comedy Ghostbusters proved a fantastic combination. I haven’t laughed like that in a long time. When the movie came out over thirty years ago (yes that is three zero) I was much younger and didn’t pay much attention to it. But, now I can really appreciate the humor.
Over the years I have become a fan of the late Harold Ramis, who wrote the script with Dan Aykroyd, and played the role of Egon Spengler. The name alone cracks me up. Mr. Ramis also directed, wrote, and acted in several other comedy classics including Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Stripes, and more. He was an extremely funny guy. I had the distinct privilege of talking with him at a film festival in his honor not that long ago (I will be glad to share that with you another time).
Enjoying the supernatural classic comedy Ghostbusters with the lights low, candles flickering, Halloween decorations in the window, while relishing a delightful seasonal potion so crisp and tasty, was a perfect fall Saturday night at the movies. We paused, and played some lines over and over at least five times. It was hilarious. And, in total all this fun and coziness cost just under ten dollars!
 If you take my suggestion make sure you turn the volume up and pay attention. There are so many funny lines and scenes I wouldn’t want you to miss a single one!
Warning: your cheeks might hurt from extreme laughter…
Boo!!!!!
Who You Gonna Call....
 
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

HAPPY AUTUMN....

 My pal, Mr. Pumpkin!
 
 
I would like to wish all the readers and followers of Ageless with Aunty a happy fall.
 
According to the Discover New England website, In fall (autumn), New England is famous for its glorious foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors. The air is crisp and cool – perfect for hiking, biking or a classic fly-drive break along back roads, where farm stands are piled high with crunchy apples and orange pumpkins.
Our late Aunty drew a pumpkin
over and around another picture
 
This is a perfect time of year to receive and absorb wisdom.
 
So I have heated up Aunty's favorite for YOU...
(stay warm)
 
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest.
And, the first to forget is the happiest.
 
~unknown
 
Maybe this is why children are (and our late Aunty was) so happy...they love unconditionally and don't hold grudges. 
 
Drive down your life's path with a smile
and a light heart at every moment.
When you break down all your barriers and defenses
you will get much better mileage and a smoother ride!
And, you'll avoid all the tolls...
Just like Aunty did!
 
 
"The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest

The first to forget is the happiest."

~ Unknown
"The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest.
The first to forget is the happiest."

~ Unknown


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THERE IS NO PLANET B!!!

Give Bee's a Chance (not to mention Mother Earth)

We made history! WE, the three-hundred thousand plus marched in NYC this past Sunday in the LARGEST Climate Change March in History! It was utterly amazing. And, when I use the words "utterly amazing," in this case the participation in the march was indeed just that. It was exhilarating standing there in the streets of New York for a real cause and a real purpose. I felt proud as I stood there representing Nature! I truly felt like I was taking a stand for the air, the water, the birds, the bees, and the trees! Not to mention the future of the earth for my darling nieces, nephews, and God-children to thrive. My dear pal Helen marched for the Dolphins.

Stop the Freaking Fracking!

The Climate Change issue is a very hot subject and there is much to know and be aware of. I am only just starting to really pay attention to this and will educate myself and pass the information to my Ageless Followers. I can assure you this is a most deserving and urgent cause that we all need to pay attention to. Quite simply and literally, collectively we make all the difference in the world!


The power of people in the streets  and people like you spreading the word is the ONLY way we can overcome the financial power of the fossil fuel industry and get people to listen and make changes!

 
Everyone is concerned now...the old and the young!

What can you do you might ask. It is quite simple. Talk about this. Write to your congressman/woman, eat less meat, take shorter showers, ride a bike, consider a solar home, and do your part to recycle. And do whatever it takes to get the politicians to lean hard on the Fossil Fuel Companies and MAKE POLLUTERS PAY! Believe it can happen and continue to envision the world, cleaner, fresher, and safer for all. And eventually if we all believe and do our part it will be again. Just the way it was made for us. This is not for the next guy to fix. As soon as YOU believe you are responsible too, that is when we start to see real change.
Aunty Thanks you...
 
help prevent climate change (click on those words for more tips)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY!

Erratic weather, the melting glaciers, and the poisoned oceans...
Mother Earth is clearly telling us
it's time to make changes and save the planet! 
We all need to know this NOW!

This is an invitation to change everything.

This September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.
 
(above is) from the People's Climate Change Website

Also on the site: TAKE A LOOK AT THE FILM DISRUPTION
Disruption is an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction in the face of climate change -- and gives a behind-the-scenes look at a part of the effort to organize the People's Climate March.

This is real people! This is truly a threat and one we can do something about.
Make a stand and make changes in your life to help keep the planet healthy. Once we get Mother Earth back in balance....back in alignment....the world will truly keep improving on all fronts, for all people! We literally, really and truly have to clean up our act. I will participate in the march representing all of you Ageless Warriors who can not be there.

Thank you so much for listening and even more for doing your part to help keep the world vibrant and clean....prosperous and abundant.... exactly like it was made for us.
This guy has a family too
 
Even if you can't make the march in NYC you can still help!
 
Driving a car, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce emissions through simple actions like changing a light bulb, powering down electronics, using less water, and recycling. This site (link below) provides more than 25 easy steps you can take at Home, School, the Office, and On the Road to protect the climate, reduce air pollution, and save money. Take action today! Small steps add up, if we all do our part.
 
 
Maybe some day you can build a solar house...