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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update

Well, I was gonna send off this note tonight (a day earlier than normal) but got inspired by a phone call from IPTV, wanting to know if I would like to be part of the fundraising team TONIGHT for the Moody Blues show. Showtime is 6:30p so I gotta get moving to get ready and make the drive to Des Moines. I am told that tickets to the Moody's show in DM later this year are available at certain pledge levels. I've been a fan of the band since their cover of the old R & B song Go Now! in the mid 60s, so I gotta be there! Tune in, turn on, and MAKE THAT PLEDGE!!...

And speaking of making that financial investment in Iowa Public Television, I'll be helping to try and inspire calls of support tomorrow too! Tomorrow's show deals with perhaps the greatest country picker OF ALL TIME! Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player is the name of that show, it airs at 9pm on statewide IPTV. I absolutely LOVE being part of the IPTV family and hope you'll make your annual contribution early (and often!) to this great resource in our state. Find out more and/or pledge on line at

So it was Mark Twain that said "everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"! Well, The Twisted Parrot is DOING something about it! I love playing outside, even if it's in a tent, but I really dislike the combination of wet and cold. The weather for the rest of the week is predicted to be rainy with a high (if we're lucky) in the low 40s. So I was not disappointed when The Parrot decided to move this week's St. Paddy's weekend celebration inside. Warm/dry always trumps wet/cold in my book! So see ya at the Twisted Parrot, 6500 Hickman Rd in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights, Saturday night, same (geezer gig) hours: 7-11pm. Wear green, drink green beer, go green, pee green, spend some green (the whole world is going green) (remember, green ain't nothin' but a little yellow and a whole lotta BLUE!) Bring shamrock CAKE!...

It takes A LONG TIME for me to look good enough to be on TV, so I gotta get goin'. (the makeup artist needs LOTS of time with me) Please give IPTV a call tonight (and tomorrow night) See yas on the Blue/Green Highway, I'm wishing you a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (be sure and share some of that loot with IPTV) for St. Patrick's Day, rub yer washboard tie to the tune of When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, and no matter what color you are, (it ain't easy bein' green) always know that we love you! Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

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