Saturday, April 23, 2011

Once again it's BORGNINE SATURDAY - and not a moment too soon.

Put the Ethel Merman records under lock and key for the day, it's Borgnine Saturday! This majestic holiday comes but once a year, and thank Borgnine, you're in it now.

Some - but not all! - Borgnine Saturday events are trousers-optional.
Read invitations carefully to avoid any unpleasantness.

Spend the day appropriately. Take turns reading aloud from the family copy of Ernie: The Autobiography. Remember the great taste of the all-too-short-lived beverage, Borgnine's Coffee Soda. And of course, fire up the entertainment system and savor highlights from your home library of Borgnine classics; we'll even help you get started. Below, enjoy the the wonderful Ernie-centric travelogue by Jeff Krulik, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus in its entirety, courtesy of the filmmaker.

And remember: We're all Ernest Borgnines.

Having trouble viewing on Vimeo? Catch the first 10 minutes of Borgnine on the Bus on YouTube here.

Ernie portrait © 2010 Wyatt Doyle

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Emotional Finale to Sunday's Special Service With Rev. Branch

To view on YouTube, click the above image. To watch via Vimeo, see below.

Rev. Reverend Raymond Branch played and sang for about 90 minutes straight at the Heavenly Rainbow Special Service fundraiser on Sunday. Attendance wasn't anything you could call a crowd, but those who showed were generous, as were a few online donors.

Visibly overcome, Rev. Branch closed 90 minutes of music Sunday with this emotional performance, "Love Lifted Me;" he almost doesn't make it through.

"I haven't cried for 55 years... I'm too tough to cry," he insists, wiping away a tear. Moving whatever your beliefs.

Recorded at the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, April 2011

© 2011 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to The Pleasure Dome

copyright © 2009, 2011 Wyatt Doyle

Musical Service With Rev. Raymond Branch This Sunday in Los Angeles!

Reverend Raymond Branch and the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist church invite you to a special service and fundraiser to help defray the cost of much-needed repairs to the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church. All are welcome, and donations in any amount are very much needed and appreciated.

A musical service with Reverend Branch is an unforgettable experience, whether you share his faith or simply enjoy his music. Spend Sunday the 17th in South Los Angeles. No hype, no frills, just Reverend Raymond Branch singing his heart out at the Heavenly Rainbow. Services begin at 3:30.

If you're unable to attend but would like to contribute, please use the "Donate" button at the top of Rev. Branch's website here.

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photo © 2011 Wyatt Doyle

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Josh Alan Friedman plays LIVE in Texas, Saturday April 9!

Josh Alan Friedman plays live in Texas on Saturday, April 9 at Dan's SilverLeaf in Denton. Headlining the ABP Benefit Ball for Aaron Bennett Presley, Josh's set is scheduled for 5:30 pm. Also on the bill: Foolish 2, Save the Humans for Later, NEEKS, KaiN the EverymaN. Catering by Big Fatty's. Silent auction and proceeds to help defray cancer survivor ABP's extensive medical bills. View Larger Map

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