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September, 2002

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BIG PICTURE QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

"My soul inspiration is a telephone call from a producer."
- Cole Porter

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BIG-PICTURE-WEBSITE-THAT-WE-HAVE-NOTHING -TO- DO-WITH-WE-JUST-LIKE-'EM RECOMMENDATION OF THE MONTH

Remember that newsletter I did awhile back where I had written a note to myself to mention Heidi Klum but I didn't know why and, in fact, didn't even know who Heidi Klum was? Well, many of you told me and now I know who she is and who cares why I wanted to mention her as long as I mention her.... http://www.starpulse.com/Supermodels/Klum,_Heidi/index.html She IS quite the snob though. She never calls me.

and now for the headlines....

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CLUTCH GRABWELL CD RELEASED, FANS RIP TROMBONE PLAYER'S CLOTHES OFF IN WILD FRENZY

Clutch Grabwell's third CD, "See Ya", is finally here and selling like, well, a Clutch Grabwell CD (which means like hot cakes). We're getting rave reviews from fans and press alike and if you wanna get your hands on one there are a few options below. AND it's VIDEO ENHANCED. Yup. Pop it in your 'puter and there you can see us performing and carrying on like mental patients. If cdbaby doesn't have them on their site yet, they're about to (our second CD, "How Ya Gonna Be" is there as well). Go to http://www.cdbaby.com to order. Check back in about a week if it's not there yet. Another way is to order by regular mail. Send a check or MO for $15 (that includes shipping) to my PO box and I'll arrange to get one out to you- TBP (clutch CD) P.O. Box 729 Norwell, Ma. 02061 or you can always go to the Grabwell weekly updates for Jeff's awesome homepage rants 'n raves at http://www.grabwell.com

You're gonna like the CD a lot. It rocks. A lot .

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PETERSON OFFERED FALL TOUR, NOW OFFICIALLY CAN'T FIT HIS BIG HEAD THROUGH THE DOOR

Yup. I'm going on tour. This time for real but not with Clutch Grabwell. I'm taking a little time off from the band (3 weeks to be exact) with their blessings and support to tour with an orchestral piece which combines classical music with latin music and a lot of other styles and is, in fact, shaking up the classical music world which can ALWAYS use a good shaking up as all Art can. For MUCH information on the piece and the composer go to- http://www.osvaldogolijov.com http://www.osvaldogolijov.com/pasion.html for recent reviews visit- http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/cst-ftr-rav29.html http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-18114,0 0.html http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/236/living/BSO_Caraca_chorus_offer_spirited _concert.shtml

It's a huge production and I honestly feel the music is of historical proportions (you'll see the reviews). It's world debut was in Hamburg, Germany last year and received  a 30 minute standing ovation. Since touring in South America and it's debut with the Boston Symphony, the reviews have been incredible. I'm honored I was asked on this next tour and I'm really looking forward to it (it will most likely take us to Australia in January as well). Basically, we (4 brass players, 5 percussionists and a 45 piece choir from Venezuela, the composer and the conductor) tour to different cities and perform with the orchestras there.

The scheduled performances so far are as follows: Oct. 18 & 19- Orange County, CA. Oct. 20- Stanford University, CA. Oct.22- Tucson, AZ Oct. 25- Champaign, IL Oct. 30, No. 1 & 2- New York Write me if you'd like more details.

And if you're from Tucson, thanks for your support in the campaign to get TBP back in the Arizona Star. Maybe when I get there I can go to the office and kick some butt for them daring to drop my precious strip for a dopey new one they're trying out. Yucky on those strips. Yucky.. By the way,  I'll be leaving Clutch Grabwell for those 3 weeks in the MORE than capable hands of saxophone great Tom Hall playing with OUR saxophone great Andrew Hickman while I'm gone. A combination I would LOVE to be in the audience for. Two of my favorite saxa-ma-phonists battling it out on stage ike a couple of ants after a ding dong crumb. Gonna be awesome. And I'll be returning with a bigger and more giant ego than ever before no doubt . Unless I screw it all up cuz the music's really hard on this tour. Then I'll choke on my slide. Self inflicted.

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PLANETLENNIE.COM WEBSITE REDESIGNED- LENNIE ASKS "JEEZ, HOW MUCH IS THIS GONNA COST ME?"

Check it out and actually, it's not money I owe to Lee Totten it's a big big thanks for all he does on that site. Thanks, dood. You're the best. http://www.planetlennie.com to visit Lee go to http://www.leetotten.com Sign up for his monthly column, too. He's going through the trials and tribulations of syndication submission and you'll not only enjoy his writing thoroughly but he'll appreciate your support muchly. Another of Lee's involvements is this cool site- http://www.keylimecafe.com

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THANKS TO COMICSTORE LAMBIEK IN AMSTERDAM

They've listed TBP in their Comiclopedia, which lists comics artists from all over the world. You can see it athttp://www.lambiek.net The TBP page is http://www.lambiek.net/peterson_lennie.htm Nice to be there.

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COMPUTER CRASHES, PETERSON OPENS WINDOW TO  JUMP BUT REALIZES HIS HOUSE IS A ONE STORY

It's true. Major computer crash, folks and I lost over 2/3 of the e-mail that was written to me in the last 2 months. If you wrote before July 1 and I haven't written back to you, that means you were involved in the crash (that explains the recent pains in your butt) so please write back if you wanna. Thanks to my good friend and Mac Wiz extraordinaire, Rich Eames (The same Rich Eames that did the video enhancement on the Clutch Grabwell CD) .I'm back up and running.

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THANKS!

Not a great headline but thanks to all of you that supported the "Why Me" benefit in May. Had a great time, a great turn out and made lots of dough for a great cause.THANKS TO ALL who contributed this year to help raise money for kids with cancer and their families. A couple of T- shirts are still available (I think) and all proceeds go to Why Me. See PlanetLennie.com for purchase info.

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PETERSON'S INVOLVEMENT IN E-BAY AUCTION JAMS COMPUTERS WORLD-WIDE

Thanks to the "MASK  PROJECT 2" to benefit Hospice of Michigan. This is a hospice organization out of Detroit which raises money by auctioning off masks painted by various celebrities in various walks of life ("so what are YOU doing there?", you may ask. Wise-ass). It was a fun project and a really great cause Go to http://www.hom.org to see who and what is involved. They have giant celebrities - sports, music, t,v,. movies (then there's me)- painting a mask to auction off on E-Bay. Really cool stuff.They sent me last year's catalogue and I jumped at the chance when asked. Some masks are funky, some serious, some funny, etc, etc. Great idea to raise money. Anyway, the E-Bay auction  will be  Oct. 8-17.

MORE I was asked to create a logo for the Animal Protective Foundation in Scotia N.Y. Their 10th annual "Fireplug 500 Walk For Animals" took place on Sept. 21 and I was happy to help. The Foundation accepts nearly 4,000 unwanted cats, dogs and small animals each year, free of charge. I also designed the logo for their formal fundraiser, "Canines, Cats and Cabernet" (It was Thursday, Sept 19). They auctioned off the original signed artwork for these logos at the events. If you'd like to help this great organization and send a donation (they appreciate ALL donations, none "too small")  you can contact me and I'll head you in the right direction OR cut out the middle man (that's me) and call- (518) 374-3944 ext. 111 (tell 'em Ginger sent you) or visit http://www.animalprotective.org and the critters THANK YOU.

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ANY FRIEND OF LENNIE'S IS A FRIEND OF JOE ROCKHEAD, DAMMIT

Congratulations to one of my favorite bands (and a band that has great taste in the trombone players they ask to guest solo on their CDs). They performed for the TODAY Show's Semifinals of the Bravest and Finest series featuring Worcester Police Officers and Firefighters this month.The leader of Joe Rockhead is my friend, Tom Hurley, a Worcester Police Officer.I would have been there, actually, but I couldn't get out of my jammies so I watched it from the comfort of my  Spongebob inflatable chair.

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SPEAKING OF THE SQUISHY ONE

My friend and former fellow Universal Press Syndicate comic strip creator ("Citizen Dog"), Mark O'Hare, is a writer on the SpongeBob SquarePants series and works on Dexter's Laboratory. Now he has created his OWN animated show.  The short he created, wrote, directed, produced, is called Jeffrey Cat and aired this month in a test run for the Cartoon Network along with other animated hopefuls.  It now stands a shot at becoming a series. Jeffrey Cat is a hip feline detective in an all dog neighborhood. Nice concept.

UCOMICS UCOMICS UCOMICS Go to http://www.ucomics.com for some exciting changes over there. They've revised the service all around and it' great. Too much to go into here but basically, they still offer their FREE service in that you can have a comic strip delivered to your e-mail every day but have designed a service that you pay a very minimum amount for (it's a huge bargain at like 10 bucks a year or something. I mean, sheesh, you can barely buy a Starbucks espresso for that now) and have your very own custom comics PAGE delivered to you every day. Great stuff and , of course, the best comics (that's me kissin' up to corporate). There's a lot more on there so go take a peek.

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PETERSON MIGHT HAVE SOME REALLY BIG BREAKING NEWS NEXT TIME THAT YOU'RE GONNA LIKE SO GO AHEAD, HOLD YOUR BREATH BUT WHO KNOWS, 'K, GOTTA GO

I'm hungry. Skritches from Ginger and Big Thanks from me for all your support of my dopey comic strip despite the controversies of late (re:ODD and Handicap Parking) and that there band I'm in....

See Ya Lennie

 


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