PICTURE QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"My soul inspiration
is a telephone call from a producer."
- Cole Porter
-TO- DO-WITH-WE-JUST-LIKE-'EM RECOMMENDATION
OF THE MONTH
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
She IS quite the snob though. She
never calls me.
now for the headlines....
GRABWELL CD RELEASED, FANS RIP TROMBONE
PLAYER'S CLOTHES OFF IN WILD FRENZY
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
gonna like the CD a lot. It rocks.
A lot .
OFFERED FALL TOUR, NOW OFFICIALLY
CAN'T FIT HIS BIG HEAD THROUGH THE
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
for recent reviews visit- http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/cst-ftr-rav29.html
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.
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
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.
WEBSITE REDESIGNED- LENNIE ASKS
"JEEZ, HOW MUCH IS THIS GONNA COST
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
TO COMICSTORE LAMBIEK IN AMSTERDAM
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.
CRASHES, PETERSON OPENS WINDOW TO
JUMP BUT REALIZES HIS HOUSE IS
A ONE STORY
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.
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
INVOLVEMENT IN E-BAY AUCTION JAMS
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.
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.
FRIEND OF LENNIE'S IS A FRIEND OF
JOE ROCKHEAD, DAMMIT
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.
OF THE SQUISHY ONE
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.
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.
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
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....