January 31, 2005

Carol Ames Wins Songwriting Contest

Congratulations to singer/songwriter Carol Ames, whose song "West Virginia" recently won a Grand Prize in the Country category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest! I shot this photo of Carol and two of her band members during the GoGirlsMusicFest in October. The John Lennon...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:05 AM in Music

January 30, 2005

"Radio Gals" Well Worth A Drive To Vista

I was lucky enough to attend the final dress rehearsal of "Radio Gals" at the Avo Playhouse in Vista on Wednesday, thanks to my friend Di'Zsa Wilde and her brilliant daughter Brianna. Bri is in a program called Destination ImagiNation, which teaches kids creativity...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:51 PM in DMG's Friends, Theater

January 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Dana Williams!

Happy Birthday to Dana Williams, one of my Internet idols! Dana and I met at a meeting of the San Diego Macintosh User Group back in September of 1999. This picture of us was taken that same year on the day after Christmas, at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:50 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 26, 2005

Patti Zlaket's New CD "Tunes" Is Out

My very talented singer/songwriter friend Patti Zlaket has a new CD out named "Tunes," and while I haven't heard it yet, I have reason to believe it's great! You see, last year Patti gave me a CD called "Stripped 2" that includes demo versions...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:04 PM in Music

January 25, 2005

Larry Lehrke Memorial Bocce Tournament

St. Augustine High School will hold its 11th annual Larry Lehrke Memorial Bocce Tournament this Saturday, January 29, at Sunset Park (across West Mission Bay Drive from the Hyatt Islandia Hotel). I went to last year's event, where I shot this picture of co-organizer...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:30 PM in In Memoriam

January 24, 2005

Desi 'n' Friends 3rd Anniversary Party

Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, one of my favorite bars, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with a party from 3 p.m. until closing on this Saturday, January 29. The afternoon and evening should be filled with plenty of music, laughs, tasty food and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:29 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, San Diego

January 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Tom Warren!

Happy Birthday to Tom Warren, one of the partners in Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and the husband of one of my very dearest friends, Bettina "Pixie" Warren! I believe I first saw Tom in 1980 when he and the then-Pixie O'Donnell were in "Brigadoon"...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

Jenn Grinels Plans CD Release Party

I met Jenn Grinels last Saturday night when I went to Java Joe's Pub to catch three other singers. Jenn turned out to be a bonus singer who wasn't actually on the bill that evening, but was invited to do a few songs. I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:09 AM in Music

January 21, 2005

Happy Birthday Deborah Doane Attwood!

Happy Birthday to Deborah Doane Attwood, one of my all-time favorite friends! I shot this picture of her in 1994. I met Debbie in 1978 when she was a member of the chorus for Tom Rusch's annual Covenant Ark Theatre summer musical, which was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 19, 2005

34Below Plays Dublin Square Friday

I received an e-mail on January 6th from 34Below that said the band was in a studio working on their next CD, and that they would be finished recording within a week and ready for a wrap party that was scheduled to take place...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:17 AM in Music

January 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Carlyn Ames!

Happy Birthday to Carlyn Ames, founder of the Golden [not over the] Hill Players! Carlyn produces and directs the group's shows, and often co-writes them and plays a leading role as well. She is a talented singer, dancer and actress! I met Carlyn in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 13, 2005

Java Joe's Pub Offers Spinster Showcase

I really like Joanie Mendenhall, except for one thing -- she sings with her eyes closed a lot, so I've found it a bit of a challenge to shoot good pictures of her with her eyes open! That's a problem for me because I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:10 PM in Music

January 11, 2005

15 Guitar Players At Humphrey's Thursday

My friend Bridget Brigitte has organized what sounds like yet another excellent show! This time she's offering a "3 Song Guitar Night," featuring 15 guitar players who each will play 15-minute sets consisting of three songs. Bridget promises a mix of "classical, solo, electric,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:06 PM in Music

January 9, 2005

San Diego Suffers Three Sports Losses

While watching a replay late last night of the San Diego State basketball team's Mountain West Conference opener at Brigham Young University, I was thinking I wanted to write an article about three major sports losses in San Diego this past week. During the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:35 PM in San Diego, Sports

January 6, 2005

Rathburn Threatens Near-Naked Walk!

Until now I've always considered Joe Rathburn to be a fairly normal musician -- if "normal" and "musician" are words that can be used together ;>. Today, however, he sent me an e-mail in which he threatens to walk near-naked amongst the sea lions...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music

January 4, 2005

Happy Birthday Melissa Ramos!

Happy Birthday to Melissa Ramos, who was one of my journalism students in 1981-82! During her year on The Oracle staff, she was the paper's managing editor. After Melissa graduated, she kept in touch and we became friends. In 1984 I lost someone I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 2, 2005

First Bridget's Music Monday Of 2005

The first 2005 edition of my friend Bridget Brigitte's popular Bridget's Music Monday showcases will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. tomorrow, January 3, at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island. The evening will feature six artists who each will play 30-minute sets. Other than Bridget,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:00 AM in Music

January 1, 2005

Happy New Year To All Of Our Readers!

Happy New Year to our ShyCloud.com readers! Thanks to all of you for helping this web site grow! For the month of December we averaged 1,135 page views a day! That was our first time over 1,000. Last January our average was only 276...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:20 PM in Blogging, Holidays