Wednesday, September 24, 2008

13th Annual Baltimore Book Festival

Hey everyone! I want to tell you about the 13th Annual Balitmore Book Festival. Here's the info...

Where: Historic Mount Vernon Place centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street, 21201. Baltimore, MD.
When: Friday, September 26 from 5-9pm
Saturday, September 27 from 11am-7pm
Sunday, September 28 from 11am-7pm

This is a really cool event for any of you who are able to attend. This year it includes 200+ author apperances including Naomi Wolf and Avi! There are a lot of book readings, poetry readings and workshops and cooking demo's from celeberity chefs. Also there are many opporotunities to buy books! And best of all, admission is free! If any of you can go, you should, it is a great event!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Country Artists

So, I have noticed that a lot of times the country artists have some of the best emotional songs. Sure, pop artists have written some touching songs, latest being the Jonas Brothers song A Little Bit Longer, but if you listen these songs are written best and performed best by the country artists. Some of my favorites are Traveling Soldier and Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks and my newest favorite is Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood. Not Ready to Make Nice was written after the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines made a critical comment about President Bush in 2003. Because many country fans are republicans, she and the rest of the band were harshly critiscized for saying those things. The band was boycotted, their songs were banned from the radio, they even recieved death threats. This song is about this contreversy and saying that even three years later, the song was released in 2006, they are not ready to make nice. Traveling Soldier and Just a Dream are both amazing and touching songs, both would make me cry if I cried about movies, books and music. So, if you haven't heard these songs, find them and listen to them because country artists really have the best emotional songs.

Information on Not Ready to Make Nice from