JANUARY

welcome to ché's news journal!
this will be updated regularly by ME!
(the links to the archived journal pages are at the bottom of the page!)
so check back now and then for
news and thoughts and stuff!
if you have anything interesting to report
around town or in the world,
please let
thanks, and read on............

and scroll down for the latest stuff!!!



january 1





2006 has finally (so quickly, i should really say) arrived.... with rain and snow in california, threatening our beloved rose parade tomorrow.... hope everyone had a safe night bringing in the new year. i am still making my resolutions, really searching for the things i want to change and the things i want to and not want to continue with....a time for reflection and preparation... interesting days ahead of us, i think.

it's dumping in mammoth right now, so if you are going skiing next weekend, please stop by the little eagle lodge to see me play, 2:30 - 5:00pm, apres-ski... take a break, or finish the ski day and come by for a toddie!!!!


january 7

Khrystos Rodyvsya!!!
It's Christmas for the Orthodox Christians, and I miss being with my Russian family. Try to celebrate here in Mammoth, and at least there is SNOW SNOW SNOW!!!



sure is gorgeous!!!



lots of local-ish gigs coming up, so always check the website for info!!!


january 10

last night's brett perkins presents gig was AMAZING... the quality of the talent was truly a joy to listen to, and linda geleris put an awesome show together... here is our hostess with the mostess, linda geleris (.com)



next was james hurley who had a GREAT little ditty about his website! jameshurley.com !!!



dina gathe (.com) just released her debut cd and rocked the house with p.k. on percussion!!!



and then one of my faves went on, chris burgan (.com), with some great stories behind his songs!



david zink (.ws) ran the sound and danced! :D



p.k., linda and dina enjoy chris's set!



after i performed (i couldn't take pics of myself, but if anyone sends me one or two, i will post them!!! hint hint, nudge nudge!) the awesome ronstadt, ramirez and the santa cruz river band from tucson went on (ronstadtramirez.com) and brought down the house with their amazing musicianship, vocals and songs.



it was just a great time, and those of you who missed it, REALLY MISSED IT!!!! thanks linda, for a fabulous night of music and love!





january 15

a little sunday prayer...
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN PITTSBURGH, FOOTBALL BE THY NAME.
THY KINGDOM COME , 4 SUPER BOWLS WON, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEINZ FIELD.
GIVE US THIS DAY , A PLAY-OFF VICTORY,
AND FORGIVE US OUR PENALTIES, AS WE DEFEAT THOSE WHO PLAY AGAINST US.
AND LEAD US INTO A VICTORY, AND DELIVER US TO DETROIT.
AMEN
GO STEELERS!!!

listen here to The Steelers Nation tune by Tom Rooney and The Granati Brothers.....
and GO STEELERS!!! (did i say that already?)
ha ha....
the true question of the day, though..........
is nick harper's wife from pittsburgh?

just wondering....
have a great black and gold day!!!!!!



january 16

it's martin luther king jr day

..... celebrate your freedom!
watch my friend bernie's video


january 20

just a heads up to root for the steelers again on monday (like i have to even tell you anymore...) - and a pic of my hometown, roethlisburgh! tee hee



GO STEELERS!!!
off to mammoth for a ski trip! will post pics soon!