May 26, 2004

Consider Me On Hiatus From ShyCloud.com

I turned ShyCloud.com into a weblog in early April. Since then the average number of Page Views per day here has gone up from 263 in March, to 358 in April, to 610 so far in May! It would seem, therefore, that people must...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 25, 2004

Bridget's Music Monday Set At Humphrey's

I'm in for a quadruple treat on Memorial Day, when I'm going to Bridget's Music Monday! First of all, it will be at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island, which is one of my favorite clubs. Secondly, I met Bridget Brigitte at a Women's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in Music

Rosemary Watson Making San Diego Debut

The great Mattie Mills introduced me to Rosemary Watson when I saw The Heroes last month at the Cannibal Bar. She's a singer who will make her San Diego debut this Saturday night at the Rock Bottom Brewery Downtown. Here's an e-mail from Rosemary:...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:11 AM in Music

May 23, 2004

We're Averaging 610 Page Views A Day!

As of today, May 23rd, ShyCloud.com is averaging 610 Page Views per day for the month of May! Our highest previous daily average for a full month was April, when we had 358 Page Views a day....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:27 AM in Blogging

May 22, 2004

I'm Calling Petco Park "The Pet"

I've heard only one possible nickname for Petco Park, new home of the San Diego Padres, and that's "Bark Park," which I loathe! I've therefore decided to call our magnificent new ballpark "The Pet"! If you haven't heard that one before, remember that you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:03 PM in Sports

May 21, 2004

Wil Wheaton Is A Long-Time Blogger!

If you would like to see a weblog that has been around since 2001, and just happens to be created by a famous person you've probably heard of, check out: http://wilwheaton.net/ The blog is the online home of actor Wil Wheaton! He was one...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:50 PM in Blogging, Films

May 20, 2004

Taylor Harvey's House Concert Is Saturday

Back in February I told readers of ShyCloud.com that singer/songwriter Taylor Harvey and his new band were hard at work on a CD to be named "A Place To Call My Own." That new CD came out in late April, and The Taylor Harvey...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:44 AM in Music

May 19, 2004

Happy 20th Anniversary Classes of '84!

Today is the birthday of Cathy Bernens Williams, who was a member of my yearbook staff at OLP in 1983-84. Happy Birthday to Cathy Bernens Williams! And Happy 20th Anniversary to everyone in the OLP and Saints Classes of '84, especially to those who...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:05 AM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

May 18, 2004

Amour Connections Plans Social Hour

I met JoAnn Marini of More than Amour last year at one of Nadine Butler's multi-club mixers. JoAnn is a certified relationships coach, and she recently created Amour Connections, a social club for single men and women who are 42+. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:56 AM in San Diego

May 17, 2004

You Can Help Singers & ShyCloud.com Too!

I've discovered I can help singers I know who have released CDs, while helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, whenever you go through one of my links...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:12 PM in Blogging, Music

May 16, 2004

Indie By Design Visits Korova Coffee Bar

I've never been to an Indie By Design showcase yet, and I don't often recommend shows I've never seen at a place I've never been to before, but I'm going to take a chance on this one because it's a Danielle LoPresti production! I've...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:25 PM in Music

May 14, 2004

Eve Selis Seeks Cancer Walk Sponsors

Singer Eve Selis has sent me plenty of e-mails in the past about her upcoming performances, but I got one from her this week that wasn't about music. This one told why Eve was making a last-minute decision to participate in this Sunday's "Walk...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in San Diego

May 13, 2004

Patti Zlaket Returns To Humphrey's Friday

Singer/songwriter Patti Zlaket returns to Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island tomorrow, Friday, May 14, to play a 6-8 p.m. show. There will be a $4 cover charge starting at 5 p.m. If you get there early, Humphrey's offers a "One Buck Buffett" from...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:39 AM in Music

May 11, 2004

Mixer To Introduce Nonprofit Organizations

My friends Nadine Butler and Michele Hausman will be hosting a mixer at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, at Chevys in Mission Valley, to give several nonprofit organizations an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community. Each organization will display brochures, photos and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:53 AM in San Diego

May 10, 2004

54,118 Basic Hits = 10,763 Page Views

So, to summarize what I eventually said in today's earlier message about using page views rather than basic hits to measure traffic to a web site: After we added our Blog in late March, ShyCloud.com jumped from a total of 1,680 page views in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:02 PM in Blogging

A Webgoddess Scoffs At Our 54,118 Hits!

Last Thursday I sent an e-mail to all of my friends announcing that the number of monthly hits for ShyCloud.com had jumped from a mere 2,592 in December, to an amazing 54,118 in April, the first month we had our Blog up and running!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:32 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 9, 2004

Happy Mother's Day To All Of Our Moms!

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, to my sister Diane who is the Mom of my two great nieces, to all the Moms of all of our readers, and especially to all of our dear readers who are Moms! Here's a picture of Diane,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:46 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

May 8, 2004

I Just Made Some Small Improvements

I just spent part of my Friday evening making some small improvements to ShyCloud.com. I added more information along the right side of the page and organized it all a little better. I also increased the number of Recent Articles that will be listed...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:39 AM in Blogging

May 7, 2004

Dueling Divas Offer A ShyCloud Discount

I just received a message from Sher Krieger of Show Must Go On Productions offering a discount for friends of ShyCloud.com to tonight's Dueling Divas cabaret show at the Hilton/Del Mar, which will feature Bettina "Pixie" Warren and Marie Kelly. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:22 AM in Music

May 6, 2004

Happy Birthday Mattie Mills!

Happy Birthday to one of the finest entertainers in San Diego, singer Mattie Mills! A long-time member of The Heroes, a local high-energy dance band, Mattie has traveled all over the world with the group, performing for Super Bowls, USO shows, and all sorts...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

May 5, 2004

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Amigos!

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all my friends with Mexican blood in them! Here's the SignOnSanDiego.com list of Cinco de Mayo events around the county: http://signonsandiego.com/citysearch/feature/221/events.html I'm not sure I'm going anywhere tonight, but if I do, it will probably be to Desi 'n'...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:07 AM in Holidays

May 3, 2004

Dueling Divas Schedule A Rematch!

Your next chance to see a great cabaret show will be this coming Friday, May 7, when Bettina "Pixie" Warren and Marie Kelly will perform their Dueling Divas show again at the Hilton in Del Mar, as they did on April 16, when I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:12 AM in Music

May 1, 2004

Leigh Gave Us An Amazing Evening!

If you weren't at Friday night's one-woman cabaret show by Leigh Scarritt, you missed an extremely special evening! Leigh's amazing performance at the Hilton/Del Mar led her audience through a wide range of emotions, from happy to sad to just plain glad we were...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:31 AM in Music