Me & No Doubt on tour!

Hey there! It's been a while!

I have been buried deep in Wondaland, finishing Suites II & III! I have also been skydiving, learning to play chess, and swimming in the Black Seal. I have been SO inspired and full of new ideas that I needed to purge them all out! I must say that I am overwhelmed and highly excited about the new tunes! Can't wait to share the new art with you! It takes me to so many places.:)

As well, I will be on tour with No Doubt this Summer! I have always been a big No Doubt supporter, so I am thankful that I was asked to play alongside such an amazing band! Really cool artists like Bedouin Sound Clash, The Sounds, and Paramore will also be on the tour! Can't wait to meet them all!:)

The Monáe's and I will be playing new tunes! Can't wait to create magic and pop like a jumping firecracker!

I hope to see you on the dates listed below! If you can't make it, send a friend, loved one, ex lover, etc! :) I appreciate your efforts!:)

Thanks so much for continuing to believe in my message, art, and mission! I love you guys and couldn't have asked for better supporters than you! xoxo!

Until next time! Off to riding zebras...



6.19.09 (Darien Center, New York) Darien Lake Performing Arts Center w/ No Doubt

6.20.09 (Boston, Massachusetts) Comcast Center w/No Doubt

6.24.09 (Uncasville, Connecticut) Mohegan Sun Arena w/No Doubt

6.26.09 (Holmdel, New Jersey) PNC Bank Arts Center w/No Doubt

6.27.09 (Wantagh, New York) Nikon at Jones Beach Theater w/No Doubt
Will post more dates soon...


Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams and Estelle on tour!

Hey droids and pals!:) My friend Sol-Angel (Solange Knowles) is on tour now with The Hadley Street Dreams! I had the chance of seeing Solo live in L.A. and I must say you guys are in for a real treat!!!:)

She and another fantastic artist Estelle will be hitting the following cities (listed below) together! Please support these two artists if they are in your city! If you can't make it, send out your friends, family, ex-lovers, etc on your behalf.;)

I think what both these ladies are doing is groundbreaking and cool! I support them! Let's all support them to keep it going strong! Most important, let's support jamming music like these two artists both have!!!:)

Don't forget to give all your positive energy when you go! Thanks for reading.:) Rock on Solo & Estelle!:

House of Blues - Chicago, IL

Voodoo Lounge - Kansas City, MO

First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

Estelle @ Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC

The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA

Estelle with The Knux House of Blues - Anaheim, CA

House of Blues - Dallas, TX

House of Blues - Houston, TX

House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA

Centerstage Studios - Atlanta, GA


Chad and the Giant Rock.

There has been a Rock in Wondaland that has been host to concerts, colloquies, and cookouts. But never before has it been visited by the Imagination of one Mr. Chad Weatherford. Known to bend time, lines, and color with a Wacom Graphics Tablet, Chad was caught yesterday, in between scribbles, taking a walk around the rock.

I asked him, "What are you doing?"
His gaze turned towards the Rock, "Can you see the dinosaur? See, right here is the head and a sort of prehistoric beak and his wings are over here."

Now as a child, I would lay in the grass and look up at the sky and see puppy dogs and ice cream cones. But I have never played this game with a Rock before.

What a Chad.
What a Rock.


Inaugural Twestival

Twitter users join global Twestival

Nick Lewis, Calgary Herald

Published: Thursday, February 12, 2009

Twestival takes place tonight at the Auburn Saloon.
Calgary will be one of more than 180 cities across the world today that hosts the inaugural Twestival, a global gathering of users on the social networking site Twitter who wish to meet their digital friends in person. A number of Calgary Twitter users will be meeting at the Auburn Saloon at 7 p.m., and will assist a global charity aimed at helping the developing world.

Twitter is the third-most popular social networking site on the Internet, after Facebook and MySpace, and boasts nearly six-million users. The inaugural Twestival was organized a mere three weeks ago online, and is being done through the help of thousands of volunteers around the world.

"We're already blown away by the global reception and how keen people are to invest their time and energy for free," said Amanda Rose, one of Twestival's London-based organizers. "Social tweet ups like this are a great way to meet those faces behind the avatars while raising a lot of money for a fantastic cause."

Today's event isn't just about meeting up off-line, it's also a means to raise funds and awareness for Charity:Water, a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring clean, safe drinking water to communities in the developing world. Currently, one in six people on the planet don't have access to clean drinking water, and this lack of basic sanitation causes 80 per cent of all the world's sickness and disease, annually killing more people than all forms of violence, including war. Drilling a freshwater well can cost between $4,000 and $12,000, and even with their money combined, people living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one. Charity:Water, is trying to raise near $1 million with today's global event to begin construction of freshwater wells in the developing world.

The Calgary portion of Twestival features a social media panel with a number of guest speakers, as well as live music from local acts. There will also be a silent auction of items as well as a live raffle.

The idea of collaborating on an international level via a string of local communities could have a spectacular impact, organizers believe.

"Our goal, between the event in Edmonton and Calgary, is to raise close to $4,000, so we can combine our efforts and build a well in a developing country," said Roger Kondrat, the organizer of Calgary's Twestival. "And so while we expect a lot of Twitter users to come down, we'd like to invite others to visit us on Calgary. Twestival.com tomake a small donation."


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