Monday, April 28, 2008

Jam Session

We had a nice, pleasantly busy Sunday afternoon. Carmen Mathews and friend, Tanya jammed for an hour or so. Very pleasant. If you have an interest in jamming, please let us know, as we'd like to provide a space and time. If there is enough interest, we may offer a regular jam session. It's a great way to meet new people and polish your technique or , even better, learn new ones.
Jerry and Jessica

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another acts lives up to its billing

Bev Barnet and Greg Newlon were our featured artists last Friday and put on a wonderful show. They are a very personable couple, very much in love with their music and each other. They praised our venue and our food, of course we fed them, and we had a wonderful evening.
Next Friday, May 2 is our next first Friday poetry night, with featured poet, Dave Lunde,
followed by an open mic session. If it is anything close to the previous ones, it'll be well worth participating, as audience or poet/reader.
We continue to meet new and exciting people every day and look forward to seeing them on a regular basis for good food and fellowship. After all we cater to anyone with a hungry mind or body, serving books and food with equal elan. Speaking of catering, we now offer goody trays with advance notice. These trays are perfect for office meetings and feature breakfast muffins and cookies or crepes, quiche and soup. We make our soup and quiche from scratch and always start the day with a vegetarian version of each.
The cord of romance novels is dwindling fast with some non profit groups sharing the bounty, providing plenty of reading for their clients.
Saturday and Sunday are beignet days - we serve the tasty French doughnut with chicory or regular coffee or on their own. Mention you read about it here and get an up-sized order (four rather than the usual three).
Jerry and Jessica

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The results are in!

The results of the people's choice for our artist call in conjunction with the Hearts in A(c)Cord promotion are in. The pictures are of 1st and 2nd place. All entries were unique and well done. The winner, Erin Hogan, with Shadow Mansion, will receive a $25 gift certificate. The others get our sincere thanks and a photo on our blog. The romance purse was submitted by Cat Alves. Other entries receiving honorable mentions were a painting of a romance cover by Curt Hitch, and book ends by Brenda Rioux (see photos below).

Don't forget to take advantage of our "Secret Sale", as there are only a few days left. It ends on April 20th. If you didn't receive a coupon by e-mail, ask for one at the counter when you come in or after making your selections. Mass market westerns, mystery, and science fiction paperbacks are $.50 each and mass market romance paperbacks are 5/ $1.00.

April 18th is a special day, as we will be graced with the presence of Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon. They are singer/songwriters traveling the folk circuit and are sure to give us a wonderful show. Their recent album Any Doorway Will Do is an exciting blend of heartfelt vocals and amazing guitar riffs.

"Skillful, crystalline guitar, superb songwriting and soulful, harmonious vocals characterize this acoustic masterpiece. Greg Newlon & Bev Barnett have touched all the bases here. Bev has a voice that soars to great heights with outstanding range and command, while Greg has a sturdy, powerful voice that connects with everyone who listens. Together they create beautiful harmonies with more than a touch of sweetness."
-- David Stafford, KKUP 91.5 FM Cupertino, CA - Non-Commercial People's Radio

The show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are available in advance at Colette's for $12.00. The walk in door charge is $13.00.

Jerry and Jessica


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Concert on the way

Bev Barnet and Greg Newlon will be gracing our stage Friday April 18th at 7:30 pm.

" With a gift for delivering the essence of a song, Barnett's voice has been called angelic - but with the ability to 'turn down the sheets.' Sometimes you hear the honeyed tones of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and sometimes you hear hints of Sade."
"Newlon's guitar encircles the song as he finds his way between the notes with delicacy and strength. His fluid, full guitar and vocal arrangements are the result of a long and varied musical journey from his rock beginnings (sharing a stage with the Doors) combined with his background in musical theatre and barbershop, to the country rock sound of Aspen in the late 1970s and more recently through blues, country and modern folk. All of these influences have shaped his unique, contemporary acoustic style."

Advance tickets are on sale at Colette's for $12. Door price will be $13, with all proceeds going to the artists.

We had a chance to break away for the solstice and visit Cape Arago (picture). It was very pleasant and exciting to re energize out on the point.

We're having a "secret sale". Coupons were emailed to our list. However they are available on request at the store as well. The coupon offers Mass Market Paperback Mysteries, Westerns and Science Fiction for $.50 each and Mass Market Paperback Romances at 5 for $1.00. Offer ends soon, so come in and ask for your coupon.

Jerry and Jessica