Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Roberta Flack, Roses, Bacon, Cruise Ship Tips, Jersey and a whole bunch of other stuff!!


The Music Column with William Price King – Roberta Flack – Part Two.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-william-price-king-summer-jazz-roberta-flack-part-two/

The Gardening Column with Paul Andruss

This month a look at the history, myths and truths behind one of the most popular flowers in the world. The Rose.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-garden-column-with-paul-andruss-only-a-rose/

The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor

There are not many of us who don’t love a piece of crispy bacon or tender boiled ham, and this week Carol shows us how to cure our own bacon and prepare ham for our summer salads.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-cookery-and-food-column-with-carol-taylor-home-cured-ham-and-bacon/

The Travel Column with D.G. Kaye – Cruise Ships – Part Two – Ship Tips

This week Debby shares her insider knowledge about dining, tipping, excursions and shopping. Invaluable advice before you take that cruise.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-travel-column-with-d-g-kaye-cruises-part-two-ship-tips/

Getting to Know You – Sunday Interview with Darlene Foster.

Darlene shares a favourite childhood song, an action hero she would like to be, something that she could never learn….you will be surprised considering the number of books that she writes! And the animal she would like to have a conversation with..

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-sunday-interview-getting-to-know-you-with-darlene-foster/

Travel Posts from Your Archives Sherri Matthews – A Tour of Jersey and the history of the island during World War Two.

Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey (c) Sherri Matthews 2015

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-travel-jersey-occupation-liberation-celebration-by-sherri-matthews/

Personal Stuff

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story Serialisation

Chapter Seven – Snow and Favourite Things.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/smorgasbord-sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-seven-snow-and-favourite-things/

Chapter Eight – Language

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/smorgasbord-sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-eight-language/

Odd Jobs and Characters – Department manager for a store leads to crime solving!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/smorgasbord-posts-from-my-archives-odd-jobs-and-characters-fashion-department-manager-and-shop-lifters-by-sally-cronin/

Letters from America – 1985- 1987 – Hawaii

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-hawaii-part-two-molakai-mules-hanauma-bay-and-knitted-bathing-suits/

Poetry and Haiku

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/smorgasbord-poetry-haiku-tree-stumps/

Sally’s Drive Time and Playlist

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/sallys-drive-time-play-list-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1977-kenny-rogers-and-status-quo/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-timeless-echoes-poetry-by-balroop-singh/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-bubbas-tails-by-patty-l-fletcher-and-king-campbell/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-the-ghost-in-the-gardens-a-flower-girl-mystery-by-hl-carpenter/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-family-drama-gold-plated-by-christine-campbell/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-family-drama-a-marriage-of-convenience-by-stevie-turner/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-quest-of-the-brokenhearted-by-charles-e-yallowitz/

Author updated reviews

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-c-s-boyack-karen-ingalls-and-sally-cronin/

 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-claire-fullerton-judy-penz-sheluk-and-darlene-foster/

The Blogger Daily and Meet the Reviewers.

Cathy Ryan

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-and-meet-the-reviewers-cathy-ryan-sue-coletta-and-iona-jenkins/

 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-and-meet-the-reviewers-georgia-rose-cheche-winnie-and-jenny-fitzkee/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-and-meet-the-reviewers-july-4th-2018-pen-paws-and-claws-the-story-reading-ape-and-jill-dennison/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-and-meet-the-reviewersolga-nunez-miret-darlene-foster-and-thom-hickey/

Health Column

Magnesium is one of the minerals that is likely to be deficient with a resulting long list of health problems.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/smorgasbord-health-column-nutrients-the-body-needs-magnesium-deficiency-alert/

Often mis-diagnosed Interstitial cystitis is difficult to treat.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/smorgasbord-health-column-the-kidneys-and-urinary-tract-bacterial-and-interstitial-cystitis/

Humour

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-cats-and-bowling-and-high-jump/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-some-things-are-not-as-they-seem-jokes/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-cows-let-out-at-the-end-of-winter/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-guest-comedian-and-egyptian-mummies-vaseline-and-engineers/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-cats-and-video-games/

 

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up -Summer Jazz, Photoshop, Moreish Mince and Interviews, Music, Health and Humour


Welcome to this week’s round up of posts that you might have missed.

After almost five weeks there the day is partly cloudy and it is only temporary as we do not have rain forecast until 16th of July. I know we moan about the weather, but this is the first time in the years that I lived here previously and in the last two, that you can say with certainty that you are having a BBQ next week!

We are renowned for the amount of our rain here but in some parts of the country treated water for drinking has become a problem.. including in Dublin where it is tough to keep up with the demands of millions of hot and thirsty people.

You may not know this but in Ireland we are not charged for our water usage. They did bring in charges in 2015 and many homes had meters fitted, but in 2016 this was repealed and a new system of thresholds for usage were introduced. The first 213,000 litres per year are fee of charge per household, and an additional 25,000 litres per person, for homes with more than four residents.

Clearly there are business premises who will be paying for water, but as yet there is no definitive plan that I have heard, to pay for all the necessary renovations to the existing pipe work.  In the cities, such as Dublin this is Victorian and of course leaks like a sieve in places! This led to headlines last week of a possible shortfall in drinking water as the current equipment is unable to keep up with the demand.

We do however pay for waste water removal which of course requires treatment before disposing of.

Thankfully, despite the fact that we have been basking in sunshine and high temperatures, as sure as there are Leprechauns, there will be rain again soon and everything will be back to normal.

Anyway I know many of you will be off now on holiday or taking breaks from your online life for a while.. have a great time and look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Anyway.. thank you for being here and I hope you enjoy browsing the posts from the week. As always my deepest thanks to my contributors who work so hard to bring you entertaining, informative and creative posts.

The Music Column with William Price King.

The first in a Summer Jazz series beginning with the incomparable Ms Roberta Flack. Part One the Early Years.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-summer-jazz-william-price-king-roberta-flack-part-one/

Writer in Residence, Paul Andruss with a Photoshop Tutorial for book covers and marketing material.

As a follow up to Paul’s post last week on how to engineer a book cover to maximise interest and therefore sales…he is kindly demonstrating how to accomplish this with photoshop.

http://www.paul-andruss.com/art-of-persuasion/

The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor

This week Carol shares some great recipes to elevate this family favourite to spicy new levels.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-carol-taylor-cooks-with-mince/

Esme’s Party Piece – July Forecast by sign.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-esmes-party-piece-forecast-for-july-2018/

Getting to Know You Sunday Interview

My guest today probably needs little introduction to most of you who are regulars to the blog. Debby Gies…D.G. Kaye is a very popular blogger and non-fiction author who generously supports us all across social media.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-interview-with-d-g-kaye/

Posts from Your Archives – Sanctuary in Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei #Normandy by Sherri Matthews

A fabulous tour around the idyllic village of Saint Ceneri Le Gerei in Normandy with Sherri Matthews.

St-Ceneri-le-Gerei (77) Edited

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-travel-sanctuary-in-saint-ceneri-le-gerei-normandy-by-sherri-matthews/

Sally’s Personal Stuff.

This week I was very honoured to be interviewed by two very lovely writers – the first is Joy Lennick who invited me over on Monday.  Please pop over.

https://joylennick.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/an-interview-with-author-sally-cronin/

And later in the week I was interviewed by Esme  over on Esme Salon… I hope you will head over and find out more of my secrets…

https://esmesalon.com/interview-with-sally-cronin-from-smorgasbord-variety-is-the-spice-of-life/

Letters from America – Hawaii part one.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-hawaii-bound-part-one-inflight-entertainment-and-mai-tais/

Odd Jobs and Characters – My employment history that provided me with an endless list of characters..

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/smorgasbord-odd-jobs-and-characters-wales-the-sheep-farm-indignant-rams-and-black-sheep-by-sally-cronin/

Sally’s Drive Time Play list.. Music to get the weekend started. 1976

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1975-abba-and-paul-simon/

Sally’s Book Reviews – Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-sallys-book-reviews-mourning-dove-by-claire-fullerton/

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story

Chapter Five – Henry’s New Family

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-five-henrys-new-family-by-sally-cronin/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Summer Sale

I notice that the summer can be a little flat for some of us on the book selling front and that many of you will be putting our books on offer at a reduced price for a week at a time or longer.

What I am proposing is that authors in the bookstore who are planning on doing an offer this summer, schedule it between 9th and 20th July to cover four of the Cafe Updates. Discounted books will be linked directly to Amazon to purchase.

Monday 9th July, Friday 13th, Monday 16th,  Friday 20th July

I currently have  4 slots available on Monday 16th of February and 2 for 20th.

Check out the details: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-summer-sale-july-9th-july-20th-what-do-you-think/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelvesfairies-myths-and-magic-a-summer-celebration-by-colleen-m-chesebro/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-pedal-sometimes-a-bicycle-is-built-for-two-by-linda-bradley/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-soul-swallowers-the-shattered-sea-book-1by-d-wallace-peach/

Author Update #reviews

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-teagan-riordain-geneviene-sandra-j-jackson-and-helen-jones/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-news-colleen-chesebro-lucinda-e-clarke-and-deanie-humphrys-dunne/

New Series of The Blogger Daily – Monday to Thursday.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-monday-june-25th-2018-linda-bethea-tess-karlinski-becky-from-baker-with-a-hammer-and-james-j-cudney/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-tuesday-26th-june-2018-ritu-bhathal-janice-spina-and-jennie-fitzkee/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-wednesday-june-27th-2018-robbie-cheadle-terri-webster-schrandt-and-paddy-cummins/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-norah-colvin-sue-vincent-and-john-rieber/

Smorgasbord Health Column

Nutrients the body needs – Calcium the most abundant mineral in the body.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/smorgasbord-health-column-nutrients-the-body-needs-calcium-the-most-abundant-mineral-in-the-body/

Last week my post was on the kidneys and how they function. I also looked at one of the most painful conditions… Kidney stones. Today I want to continue with the urinary tract as problems with kidney function have a direct impact on the health of this essential waste pathway out of the body.

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/smorgasbord-health-column-the-kidneys-and-urinary-tract-urinary-tract-infections-by-sally-cronin/

Health in the News – Natural influenza immunity, prostate cancer breakthrough and mangoes for gut health.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/smorgasbord-health-column-health-in-the-news-natural-influenza-immunity-prostate-cancer-breakthrough-mangoes-and-gut-health/

Some Summer chilled soups and salads with some alternative dressings and homemade mayonnaise.

avocado

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/smorgasbord-health-column-summer-eating-chilled-soups-salads-and-dressings/

Humour

A series of videos on how animals know how to have fun.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-they-know-how-to-have-fun/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-dogs-vs-cats-diaries-and-annoyances/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-collies-they-know-how-to-have-fun/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-strange-things-happen-in-bars-and-snippets/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-at-play-tortoises-know-how-to-have-fun/

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Music Column -William Price King – Summer Jazz – Roberta Flack Part One.


Welcome to the start of the Summer Jazz Season where we revisit some of the amazing artists featured at the beginning of the music column back in 2015. William Price King will be taking a break from July 5th until September, but we don’t want you to miss out on the music.

The Music Column will now be posted on Tuesday mornings, just after midnight.

The first series for the summer is the fabulous Roberta Flack who has now officially retired from touring, but still delights her fans from time to time with performances.

Roberta Flack – The Early Years.

indexRoberta Flack is a musician and singer best known for her gentle arrangements and performances of Gospel, Soul, Jazz, Pop, R&B and folk music. Some of her most well-known hits include The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly With His Song and Feel Like Making Love.

Here is one of the most haunting arrangements of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. The folk song was written by Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger in 1957. When they eventually married they would perform the song in folk clubs around Britain and whilst covered by various singers, it would not become a major international hit until recorded by Roberta Flack in 1972. It won Grammy awards for both Record and Song of the Year and it was ranked number one song of the year in 1972

Over her long career Roberta Flack has influenced and opened doors for many other female singers who were empowered by her spirit and talented dedication to outstanding music. She is a member of the Artist Empowerment Coalition which advocates the right of artists to control their creative properties and Roberta also founded The Roberta Flack School of Music in the Bronx in New York City. In partnership with the Hyde Leadership Chart School. The programme provides free music education to underprivileged students.

The Early Years.

Roberta was born in 1937 in Black Mountain, North Carolina to Laron and Irene Flack. Her mother was a church organist and Roberta and her family moved to Arlington, Virginia where she was brought up. She was introduced to outstanding musicians such as Sam Cooke through the family Baptist church. And she was influenced by one of the great Gospel singers of the day, Mahalia Jackson. Here is Mahalia’s powerful version of Amazing Grace.

By age nine Roberta began learning to play the piano. It was clear as she entered her teens that she was a very talented classical pianist and she was accepted into Howard University on a full music scholarship. At only 15 she was one of the youngest ever to enrol and it was here that she became interested in using her voice as another instrument. She changed her major from piano and eventually became the assistant conductor with the university choir. Whilst at Howard, Roberta met Donny Hathaway who would become her singing partner on hits such as Where Is The Love.

The song was written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter and recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in 1972. It reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and a week each at number one on the Easy Listening and R&B charts. It also won best Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with vocal.

Unfortunately, after graduating and continuing her studies in music, her father Laron died and to help support the family, Roberta took a job teaching music and English in North Carolina. She also taught private music lessons at her home but in the evenings and weekends her own music career began to take off in the Washington D.C hot spots.

At first she employed her wonderful musicality as a pianist and would accompany other singers including an opera singer at The Tivoli Club. During the breaks she would entertain in a back room playing piano, singing blues and folk songs with some of the pop standards of the day. These short performances developed into her own gigs several nights a week at the 1520 Club.

Roberta was still taking voice lessons and her teacher, Frederick Wilkerson told her he thought her future lay in pop music rather than in the classics. She took his advice and changed the content of her performances. Her reputation began to spread and in 1968 her professional career took off with a regular engagement at Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, in Georgetown.

Eventually Roberta was performing three or four shows a day to a very appreciative audience and that audience included some famous and influential artists of the time including Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mathis.

To close this first part of the Roberta Flack here is Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye from the 1969 album First Take released in 1969. The song had been written by Canadian Leonard Cohen and released originally in 1967

Next week we follow the meteoric rise in Roberta Flack’s career in the 70s and 80s.

Buy Roberta Flack’s music : http://www.amazon.com/Roberta-Flack/e/B000APXOJE

Additional Sources
http://www.robertaflack.com/

Photographs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Flack

About William Price King

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

His debut jazz album was entitled “Home,” and was a collection of contemporary compositions he composed, with lyrics written by his wife Jeanne King. His second album was a Duo (Voice and Guitar) with Eric Sempé on the guitar. This album included original songs as well as well known standards from contemporary jazz and pop artists. The “King-Sempé” duo toured France and thrilled audiences for more than three years before going their separate ways. King has formed a new duo called “Clear Cut,” and is now exploring new ideas, in a smooth jazz/soul/folk direction.

In addition to singing and composing, King has been collaborating with author Sally Cronin over the past few years on her blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life,” with the series “A Man And His Music – Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, and Legends” and now, the “William Price King Music Column.” Working with author Sally Cronin has been an exhilarating experience in many ways and has brought a new dimension to King’s creative life. King has also created a micro blog, “Improvisation,” which features and introduces mostly jazz artists from across the jazz spectrum who have made considerable contributions in the world of jazz; and also artwork from painters who have made their mark in the world of art. This micro blog can be found on Tumblr.

His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Tormé. King has a distinctive wide-ranging voice which displays a remarkable technical facility and emotional depth.

William Price King on Tumblr – IMPROVISATION https://williampriceking.tumblr.com

Connect with William

Websitehttp://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wpkofficial
Regular Venuehttp://cave-wilson.com/ 
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-price-king/id788678484

You can find all of the Music Column series in this directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/

and all the previous posts on jazz, classical and contemporary artists here: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-a-man-and-his-music-jazz-contemporary-classical-and-legends/

Thank you for tuning in today and I hope you will join us again next Tuesday for the second part of the Roberta Flack series. Thanks Sally and William.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – Music, Food, Travel, Legends, Books, Special Guests and Stories


Welcome to the weekly round up and some posts that you might have missed. It has been another glorious week here weather wise and I will admit to having put off some of the writing tasks that I set myself, in favour of being in the sun. You only live once….

It looks like a mostly sunny week again next week so I guess I will continue to be distracted.

This week saw the last in the Josh Groban series and William Price King will be taking his usual Summer break. He spends some time in the mountains with his family but is also wrapping up work on a new series of videos with his new accompanist.. I shared a taster a couple of weeks ago, and I am certain that you will enjoy the full length versions when available.

In the meantime I will be sharing a couple of previous series in a new time slot of just after midnight on Tuesday mornings. When William returns we have a new theme for you to enjoy as we introduce you to the top jazz instrumentalists. From accordion and banjo to the violin, fabulous artists who have evolved the style and backed the top names in the business. We hope you will enjoy learning more about this wonderful expression of music.

The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban up to date.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-josh-groban-up-to-date/

Writer in Residence – Paul Andruss #BookCovers – Persuasion.

This week Paul explores the increased sales that result from a perfectly executed book cover. One that engages, connects and perhaps titillates. What would Ms. Jane Austen say about her makeover??

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-writer-in-residence-bookcovers-persuasion-by-paul-andruss/

The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor

This week Carol elevates the delicious duck to new levels with some piquant sauces. Also an interesting way to preserve duck eggs…. really!!!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-with-carol-taylor-delicious-duck-and-sauces/

The Travel Column with D.G. Kaye.

And last but definitely not least, a warm welcome to author D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies, with the first post in the brand new Travel Column. To get you into the swing of things, Debby will post three articles on the popular vacation on the high seas. In the first post she looks at types of cruises, cabins and where the best place to sleep is in choppy seas. Plus some of her usual tips and strategies.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-travel-column-with-debby-gies-cruising-reports-and-tips-part-one/

The Sunday Interview – Getting to know you with John W. Howell.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-interview-with-john-w-howell/

Posts from Your Archives – Travel – This week Sherri Matthews gives us a guided tour of Lake Garda in Italy with some stunning photographs.

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-travel-an-italian-journey-writing-and-healing-by-sherri-matthews/

Personal Stuff

Letters from America – short hair, hurricane Danny and trivia pursuit.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-houston-hurricane-danny-trivia-pursuit/

Odd jobs and characters…. behind the scenes of my various occupations that provided me characters and events for my short stories. This week hotel assistant manager and a whirlwind romance.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/smorgasbord-reblog-odd-jobs-and-characters-odd-jobs-and-characters-hotel-assistant-manager-swashbuckle-and-romance-wales-snowdonia/

Sally’s Drive Time Playlist – Hot Chocolate and Judy Collins.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1975-hot-chocolate-and-judy-collins/

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Chapter Three – My First Real Friend

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-three-my-first-real-friend-by-sally-cronin/

Chapter Four – Henry’s Story

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-four-henrys-story-by-sally-cronin/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-apprenticed-to-my-mother-a-memoir-of-barbara-le-pard-2005-to-2010-by-geoff-le-pard/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-book-on-the-shelves-born-in-a-treacherous-time-by-jacqui-murray/

Author Update #reviews

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-news-christoph-fischer-tina-frisco-n-a-granger-and-sue-hampton/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-terry-tyler-charles-yallowitz-and-yecheilyah-ysrayl/

Meet the Reviewers

Cathy Ryan

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-meet-the-reviewers-jacquie-biggar-for-t-m-logan-rosie-amber-for-p-k-adams-and-cathy-ryan-for-kate-vane/

Smorgasbord Health Column -Nutrients the body needs – Vitamin K1 and K2

Research is identifying that Vitamin K2 deficiency could be contributing to higher rates of dementia, prostate cancer and kidney disease.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/smorgasbord-health-column-nutrients-we-need-vitamin-k1-and-k2-bone-density-dementia-prostate-cancer-kidney-disease/

Ancient healing therapies – Tai Chi.

Great for posture and for strengthening the core whilst losing the stress.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/smorgasbord-health-column-ancient-therapies-tai-chi-non-combative-chinese-martial-art-by-sally-cronin/

Organs of the body – The Kidneys – function and structure

Kidney - macroscopic blood vessels

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/smorgasbord-health-column-organs-of-the-body-the-kidneys-by-sally-cronin/

Humour and afternoon videos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sport-dog-and-cat-on-treadmill/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sport-dogs-playing-soccer/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-hysterical-historical-inaccuracies-and-other-mistakes/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sport-surfing-cat/

Thank you so much for dropping in this week and being so supportive here and on social media.. I am very grateful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the coming week.. thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban up to date.


Josh Groban is an extremely talented singer, songwriter and actor, who has wowed audiences around the world with his distinctive baritone voice.

He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In 2005 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for ‘You Raise Me Up’. 2009 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for ‘Noel’, which was also nominated for International Album of the Year in 2008 for the Juno Awards. 2016 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for ‘Stages’ and again in 2017 for ‘Stages Live’

In 2017 Josh was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in ‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812′

Josh Groban has released 7 Studio Albums, 4 Live Albums and 30 singles with over 30 million records sold worldwide. Josh Groban Discography

This week William Price King brings us up to date with the most recent hits and news.

You can catch up with the story and hits so far in this directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/

An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee, on whose behalf he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior on the value of the arts during Arts Advocacy Day in 2009. In July 2011, Groban established the “Find Your Light Foundation,” which helps enrich the lives of young people through the arts, education, and cultural awareness. It covers a wide array of possibilities, from providing instruments and funding for arts programs in schools to introducing people to the arts and culture around them through the use of technology. He also participated in the “Global Poverty Project” and was appointed by Nelson Mandela as the Official Ambassador for Mandela’s “Project 46664,” a campaign to help raise Global awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

“Le Temps des Cathedrales” (The Time of the Cathedrals) is a song composed for the musical “Notre-Dame de Paris” and Groban performs this piece at Aarhus Musikhus in a concert dedicated to Margrethe II of Denmark. “Notre-Dame de Paris” is a sung-through French and Québécois musical which debuted in 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music was composed by Riccardo Cocciante (also known as Richard Cocciante) and the lyrics are by Luc Plamondon.

“All I Ask of You,” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” is considered an operatic pop piece. Its lyrics serve as dialogue between the two characters and discuss themes such as commitment and romance. This song is found on Groban’s album “Stages.”

“Symphony” is the first release from Josh’s forthcoming album “Bridges.”

In “Symphony,” the narrator sits in a hotel room, lamenting the fact that his work keeps him away from the object of his affection. Groban co-wrote this song with Toby Gad, who has also written songs for Beyoncé, John Legend, Madonna and others.

Josh Groban will kick off his “Bridges Tour” with Tony Award-winning special guest, actress, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel. The tour begins October 18th, 2018 in Duluth, Georgia and concludes at Madison Square Garden in New York City November 18th.

Read the reviews and buy the music of Josh Groban US: https://www.amazon.com/Josh-Groban/e/B000APOD76

Read the reviews and buy the music of Josh Groban UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Josh-Groban/e/B000APOD76

Find out more about Josh Groban and ‘Bridges’ tour information: http://www.joshgroban.com/tour

Other sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Groban

About William Price King

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

His debut jazz album was entitled “Home,” and was a collection of contemporary compositions he composed, with lyrics written by his wife Jeanne King. His second album was a Duo (Voice and Guitar) with Eric Sempé on the guitar. This album included original songs as well as well known standards from contemporary jazz and pop artists. The “King-Sempé” duo toured France and thrilled audiences for more than three years before going their separate ways. King has formed a new duo called “Clear Cut,” and is now exploring new ideas, in a smooth jazz/soul/folk direction.

In addition to singing and composing, King has been collaborating with author Sally Cronin over the past few years on her blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life,” with the series “A Man And His Music – Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, and Legends” and now, the “William Price King Music Column.” Working with author Sally Cronin has been an exhilarating experience in many ways and has brought a new dimension to King’s creative life. King has also created a micro blog, “Improvisation,” which features and introduces mostly jazz artists from across the jazz spectrum who have made considerable contributions in the world of jazz; and also artwork from painters who have made their mark in the world of art. This micro blog can be found on Tumblr.

His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Tormé. King has a distinctive wide-ranging voice which displays a remarkable technical facility and emotional depth.

William Price King on Tumblr – IMPROVISATION https://williampriceking.tumblr.com

Connect with William

Websitehttp://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wpkofficial
Regular Venuehttp://cave-wilson.com/ 
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-price-king/id788678484

You can find all of the Music Column series in this directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/

and all the previous posts on jazz, classical and contemporary artists here: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-a-man-and-his-music-jazz-contemporary-classical-and-legends/

My thanks to William for another wonderful series and thank you for dropping in today and please tune in again next week for some summer music selected from the previous classical and Contemporary series. At a new time of just passed midnight on Tuesdays.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – #Music, Nessie, #Thai Curry Pastes, New Books, #Reviews, #Health and #Humour


Welcome to the round up of the week’s posts. It only seems a couple of days since I posted the last one! However, we have had a busy week with plenty going on off screen including the renovation of the front garden. All the tree stumps are now all dug up and David survived the process. I have been supervising…. and providing sustenance of course in a timely fashion. He has also dug over all the ground, removed smaller roots and raked it over.

Hopefully the lawn man who promised to come in a couple of weeks a month ago will appreciate that 75% of the job he quoted for is now done and he only has to lay the lawn.

We are also waiting on the guy to come and fix our electronic gate.. He said Wednesday but neglected to tell us which Wednesday. It is frustrating when people say that they will turn up and then do not bother. We have stayed in three times now in the last couple of weeks in anticipation and it is disappointing and frankly unprofessional. The papers are full of how business is not as good as it should be…. I wonder why!

Anyway.. sorry for the little rant!  One thing I can never complain about, is the consistency and commitment by those who contribute to the blog each week with columns and to those of you who tune in regularly to like, comment and share. I really am very grateful.

Time to share the posts from the week that you might have missed…..

The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban Part Four.

More hits from this exceptional artist with some of his most recognisable hits that William has provided background to.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-josh-groban-part-four/

Paul Andruss – Writer in Residence.

No post from Paul this week but I always like to reblog from his own site as it is always interesting.. this week.. Nessie… the Loch Ness Monster has been the subject of many scientific studies.. but it is it a myth or a reality?

From the film ‘The Water Horse- Legend of the Deep’

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/smorgasbord-reblog-fantastic-beasts-where-to-5-nessie-by-paul-andruss/

The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor – Thai curry pastes from scratch.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-cookery-and-food-column-with-carol-taylor-thai-curry-pastes-and-recipes/

The Literary Column with Jessica Norrie – Blast Off! – Memorable first lines of books.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-literary-column-blast-off-opening-lines-by-jessica-norrie/

Getting to Know You Sunday Interview with Annette Rochelle Aben

Welcome to Getting to Know You where guests pick five questions that reveal a little more about their personality and background. This week my guest is Miss Personality as far as I am concerned. You don’t have to be in the same room with Annette Rochelle Aben to know that she is funny, compassionate, empathetic and generous. That all shines through in her blog posts, social media comments and radio podcasts. And as you will find out… it also shines bright as day in her interview.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-with-annette-rochelle-aben/

Personal Stuff – Odd Jobs and Characters

I leave my job as housekeeper/cook of the boarding school and hop a train all the way to North Wales where I start a new position at a swanky hotel. Arriving late at night at this gothic mansion was not the best start to a new job I have had!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/smorgasbord-posts-from-my-archives-odd-jobs-and-characters-hotel-senior-receptionist-ghostly-arrival-and-a-quick-promotion/

Letters from America – 100 degrees, Key Lime Pie and Adverts

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-texas-1985-1987-100-degrees-key-lime-pie-and-adverts/

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Serialisation

Chapter One – In the Beginning

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-one-in-the-beginning-by-sally-cronin/

Chapter Two – My New Home.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-two-my-new-home-by-sally-cronin/

A new story written as a guest post for Noelle Granger’s blog – Charlie the Junkyard Dog.

Charlie was a junkyard dog and had the scars to prove it. He was head of security of this fenced off mass of scrap metal, dotted with mounds of old tyres he called home, and he took his job very seriously. During the day, he was chained up next to the beat-up old trailer, where his human would shout loudly at other humans; sometimes throwing things at the thin metal walls. In bad weather Charlie would retreat into a rough scrap wood shelter; resting his bony body on a ragged old corn sack on the hard concrete floor as the water dripped in through the roof.

https://saylingaway.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/charlie-the-junkyard-dog-by-sally-cronin/

Poetry – Haiku

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/smorgasbord-poetry-haiku-the-daredevil-with-tofino-photography/

Sally’s Drive Time Playlist – 1974

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1974-tiger-feet-by-mud-devil-gate-drive-by-suzi-quatro/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-the-contract-by-john-w-howell-and-gwen-m-plano/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-cusp-of-night-hodes-hill-series-by-mae-clair/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-extra-innings-can-you-go-home-again-by-don-massenzio/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-secret-dumfries-by-mary-smith-and-photographer-keith-kirk/

Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-tony-riches-jane-risdon-and-brigid-p-gallagher/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-karen-ingalls-deborah-jay-and-alethea-kehas/

Meet the Reviewers

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-meet-the-reviewers-james-j-cudney-for-angie-dokos-judith-barrow-rbrt-for-jj-toner-and-m-j-mallon-for-carrot-ranch-anthology/

Smorgasbord Health Column – The Summer Fruit Salad

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/smorgasbord-health-column-make-the-most-of-summer-fruit-salad/

The Candida Albicans Shopping List

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/smorgasbord-health-column-candida-albicans-the-shopping-list/

Alternative Therapies – The Alexander Technique

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/smorgasbord-health-column-alternative-therapies-the-alexander-technique-part-three-standing-sitting-and-walking-correctly/

Humour and Afternoon Videos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sports-the-waterskiing-dog/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-romance-bars-golf-and-irish-pub-signs/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sport-highdiving-dog/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-pearly-gate-dilemmas-finding-the-fs-and-passwords/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-animals-and-sport-skateboarding-bulldog/

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine -Weekly Round Up – Josh Groban, Legendary Irises, Lucious Lamb and Shark Diving!


Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed. Another week of beautiful weather here and apart from taking time out to sit and read in the sunshine…David has been removing the stumps left after the tree felling last summer, so that we can lay a lawn. It will change the whole aspect of the front garden. We then have wall repairs and new fencing and another major job off the list. We have been in the house two years next week and it has certainly been an amazing time. The biggest problem with renovating a property here in Ireland is the weather, especially for the outside work. Hats off to the tradespeople who have to contend with all the time.

Newsflash

Delighted to welcome author D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) as the latest regular contributor to the blog. I am sure many of you will have enjoyed Debby’s travel archive posts, and like me read and reviewed her book Have Bags Will Travel. Now she will be sharing her expertise with a monthly Travel Column. To get the column off to a flying start (or should I say sailing!)…

Debby will post three articles on cruising the high seas beginning 18th June with parts 2 and 3 going out every fortnight.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-coming-soon-the-travel-column-by-debby-gies-and-happy-birthday/

As always my thanks to the other contributors who provide wonderful content and bring such variety to the blog.

On with the rest of the posts.

The Music Column with William Price King.

William  shares the hits of the early to mid 2000s of the phenomenon that is Josh Groban.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-josh-groban-part-three/

The Gardening Column with Paul Andruss

This week Paul brings us the beauty and legend of the Iris.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-gardening-column-with-paul-andruss-taste-the-rainbow-irises/

The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor

More fabulous recipes from Carol Taylor and this week her focus was on lucious lamb.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-cookery-and-food-column-with-carol-taylor-lucious-lamb/

The Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You with author D.Wallace Peach

Diana Peach is my guest today on Getting to Know You.. She shares her fashion sense, encounters with sharks (the ones with fins not legs!) Waterskiing, and her love of country life… head over and discover more about her.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-with-author-d-wallace-peach/

Personal Stuff – Letters from America

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-hawaiian-luau-and-trash-can-punch/

Odd Jobs and Characters – Some of my quirky employment opportunities – This week I cook 3000 meals a week.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/smorgasbord-short-stories-posts-from-my-archives-odd-jobs-and-characters-boarding-school-housekeeping-and-caterer/

Sally’s Drive Time Playlist

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-carly-simon-and-david-bowie/

Smorgasbord Nature Reserve – When Starlings hit the swimming pool.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/smorgasbord-nature-reserve-when-starlings-hit-the-swimming-pool/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-death-in-a-mudflat-rhe-brewster-mystery-by-n-a-granger/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelvesthe-gemini-connection-by-teri-polen-ya-sc-fi/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-sir-chocolate-and-the-sugar-crystal-cave-story-and-cookbook-by-robbie-and-michael-cheadle/

Meet the #Reviewers

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-meet-the-book-reviewers-chuck-jackson-for-paul-kalanithi-olga-nunez-miret-for-guillermo-stitch-and-robbie-cheadle-for-teagan-riordain-geneviene/

Author Update

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-linda-g-hill-lyn-horner-and-chuck-jackson/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-vashti-quiroz-vega-marcia-meara-and-paul-cude/

Smorgasbord Short Stories – The Sewing Circle Part three and four – Flights of Fancy

Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-three-by-sally-cronin/

Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-four-by-sally-cronin/

Albert the Perfect Candidate

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-albert-the-perfect-candidate-by-sally-cronin/

The Psychic Parrot

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-psychic-parrot-by-sally-cronin/

Health Column – The Alexander Technique – #Posture, #Backpain #Ergonomics

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/smorgasbord-health-column-alternative-healing-the-alexander-technique-part-two-posture-backpain-ergonomics/

Candida Albicans Series

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/smorgasbord-health-column-candida-albicans-part-one-the-opportunistic-pathogen/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/smorgasbord-health-column-candida-albicans-part-two-sugars-and-yeast-free-bread/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/smorgasbord-health-column-candida-albicans-pass-the-mushrooms-and-cheese/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/smorgasbord-health-column-candida-albicans-milk-allergy-lactose-intolerance-leaky-gut/

Humour and Afternoon Videos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-dogs-and-cars/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-more-one-liners-and-some-snippets/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-dogs-and-cars-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-more-one-liners-and-snippets-jokes/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-dogs-and-cars-three/

 

 

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban- Part Three


Welcome to part three of the Josh Groban story, and William Price King shares more of his chart hits and albums from the first part of the 2000s.  You can catch up with the story and hits so far in this directory.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/

“Let Me Fall” from the Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” is another gem from the album “Josh Groban,” and was penned by James Corcoran and Benoît Jutras. The Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun or Sun Circus) is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world. Situated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on 7 July 1984, by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. “Quidam” was the ninth stage show produced by the “Cirque du Soleil.”

In 2003, he received the Billboard Music Award for No. 1 Classical Crossover Artist of the Year. Some of Groban’s musical influences have been Radiohead, Steve Perry, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Mercury, and Bjork. He cites as vocal influences “anyone who told a story with their songs,” including “Mandy Patinkin, Klaus Nomi, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.

You Raise Me Up” is from Groban’s second studio album “Closer,” released in 2003. David Foster decided to produce this song after being introduced to it by Frank Petrone of Peermusic, the song’s publisher. He chose Groban to record the song, which was accompanied by the tenor Craig Von Vennik of the Establishment. Groban’s version made it to #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in early 2004 and remained there for six weeks. This version also peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, his first single to do so, and was nominated for a 2005 Grammy award. Groban performed the song in a special NASA commemoration for the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. A special surprise performance by Groban, for Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday, also gave “You Raise Me Up” massive international prominence.

The song was originally composed as an instrumental piece and titled “Silent Story.” Some have claimed there is a strong resemblance to the traditional Irish tune “Londonderry Air,” to which Løvland has commented: “There are similarities but no plagiarism. When I made “You Raise Me Up” I asked myself – what is the inner essence of Irish music?” Løvland later approached Irish novelist and songwriter Brendan Graham to write the lyrics to his melody, after reading Graham’s novels.

“Remember When It Rained,” written by Groban and Eric Mouquet, is from the album “Closer” and also on the live album “Live at the Greek” (2004). When he plays the piano on this piece, he is outstanding. He performs with a freedom and expression that is engaging, as if the instrument were feeding his emotional core. This is an incredible performance.

Groban said that he believed that this second album was a better reflection of him, and that his audience would be able to get a better idea of his personality from listening to it.
What most people know about me, they know through my music. This time, I’ve tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about. Hence the title.”

In the summer of 2004, Groban returned to Interlochen, Great Performances” special on PBS. Also in 2004, Groban performed “Remember When It Rained,” backed by a full orchestra, at the American Music Awards, where he was nominated for Favorite Male Artist in the pop category; he was also nominated for a People’s Choice Award in that year.

Groban earned his first Grammy nomination in 2005 for his single “You Raise Me Up” in the “Best Male pop Vocal Performance category.

“You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” is the second track and the first single from Groban’s third album, “Awake,” released in November 2006. The song’s music and lyrics were written by Tawgs Salter. The single peaked at #9 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The music video was directed by Meiert Avis. This song was featured in the TV series “The Simpsons,” episode “Lisa the Drama Queen” where Lisa and Juliet sing this piece while on the playground at their school.

Groban’s “Awake” world tour visited 71 cities between February and August 2007, and toured Australia and the Philippines with Lani Misalucha as his special guest in October 2007.

As to his future, Groban was open to a plethora of possibilities. He said, “I am fortunate enough to have had many really big moments in my career. I think the mistake a lot of people in my position make is to always search for the next big thing. I am looking forward to playing some small theaters. I’m looking forward to writing more. I want to delve further into my acting career and explore some of the film and TV opportunities that I haven’t had time for. My outlook is to expect the unexpected. And when the next step comes, I’m prepared to take it.”

“Petit Papa Noël” (literally Little Father Christmas) from Groban’s album “Noël,” is a 1946 song originally recorded by French singer Tino Rossi. Written by Raymond Vincy and Henri Martinet, this song was performed by Rossi in Richard Pottier’s film “Destins.” It is currently the best-selling single of all time in France, with over 5,711,000 units sold. “Noël is Groban’s Christmas and fourth studio album, which was released in October 2007. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold 3,699,000 copies in 2007 after its release, making it the overall best-selling album in the US for all of 2007.

Read the reviews and buy the music of Josh Groban US: https://www.amazon.com/Josh-Groban/e/B000APOD76

Read the reviews and buy the music of Josh Groban UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Josh-Groban/e/B000APOD76

Find out more about Josh Groban and tour information: http://www.joshgroban.com/

Other sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Groban

About William Price King

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

His debut jazz album was entitled “Home,” and was a collection of contemporary compositions he composed, with lyrics written by his wife Jeanne King. His second album was a Duo (Voice and Guitar) with Eric Sempé on the guitar. This album included original songs as well as well known standards from contemporary jazz and pop artists. The “King-Sempé” duo toured France and thrilled audiences for more than three years before going their separate ways. King has formed a new duo called “Clear Cut,” and is now exploring new ideas, in a smooth jazz/soul/folk direction.

In addition to singing and composing, King has been collaborating with author Sally Cronin over the past few years on her blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life,” with the series “A Man And His Music – Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, and Legends” and now, the “William Price King Music Column.” Working with author Sally Cronin has been an exhilarating experience in many ways and has brought a new dimension to King’s creative life. King has also created a micro blog, “Improvisation,” which features and introduces mostly jazz artists from across the jazz spectrum who have made considerable contributions in the world of jazz; and also artwork from painters who have made their mark in the world of art. This micro blog can be found on Tumblr.

His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Tormé. King has a distinctive wide-ranging voice which displays a remarkable technical facility and emotional depth.

William Price King on Tumblr – IMPROVISATION https://williampriceking.tumblr.com

Connect with William

Websitehttp://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wpkofficial
Regular Venuehttp://cave-wilson.com/ 
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-price-king/id788678484

You can find all of the Music Column series in this directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/

and all the previous posts on jazz, classical and contemporary artists here: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-a-man-and-his-music-jazz-contemporary-classical-and-legends/

Thank you for dropping in today and please tune in again next week for part four of the Josh Groban series.

Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – With friends – William Price King, Paul Andruss, Carol Taylor, Esme, Billy Ray Chitwood and other brilliant writers.


Welcome to the weekly round up and the posts that you might have missed.  I am finding it hard to believe we are into June already and I have to say we have had an amazing week as far as weather is concerned here in the south east of Ireland. A little overcast today but we have been spared the terrible thunderstorms and flash flooding suffered by our friends across the Irish Sea. Our first crop of sparrow babies is now fledged and that usually means that mum and dad will be producing a second clutch of eggs. Judging my the noise they are making at dawn, they have already made a start on that project!

We have a water bath for the birds and the starlings take full advantage, and no sooner than I have refilled it (several times a day) they are in their splashing and preening. The bird feeding tree and bath were our joint Christmas presents to each other this year, and I have to say that it is a gift that keeps giving. The view from our kitchen window is entertaining and heart warming.

As always a massive thank you to the regular contributors who share their expertise with us.  And to you for dropping in and showing your support by liking, commenting and sharing.

Here are the posts from the week.

William Price King shares the early successes of Josh Groban who won the hearts of his fans and stormed up the charts within months of his debut album being released.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-josh-groban-part-two/

Paul Andruss our Writer in Residence, with a post on his own blog which is well worth you reading, especially if you are a classical music lover… Frederick Delius

Please head over and read on Paul’s blog: http://www.paul-andruss.com/freds-amanuensis/

Carol Taylor took one of our most popular proteins and gave Chicken a makeover in her weekly column.. Thai Basil, Lemon, Jerk seasoning and Tarragon are the stars.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-cookery-and-food-column-with-carol-taylor-a-veritable-feast-of-chicken/

Esme’s Party Piece – Predictions for June

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/smorgasborg-blog-magazine-esmes-party-piece-monthly-forecast-june-2018/

Getting to Know You – Sunday Interview with Billy Ray Chitwood.

Welcome to the Sunday interview and this week my guest is author Billy Ray Chitwood.  Before we find out which of the questions Billy Ray has chosen to respond to including something he lost, his favourite music, Mountains or Beach and his alternative career path.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-author-billy-ray-chitwood/comment-page-1/#comment-147305

Personal Stuff..

Odd Jobs and Characters – some of the jobs that were featured in my novel Just an Odd Job Girl. This week, I am  the landlady of a pub at the entrance to Cowes Harbour… Saturday nights the booze cruises would come over from Southampton with interesting results.

 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/smorgasbord-posts-from-my-archives-odd-jobs-and-ch-pub-landlady-saturday-night-shenanigans-cowesaracters/

Letters from America – July 1985 – and a visit to Hanna Barbara Land with three young children and lilo racing!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-hanna-barbara-land-bbq-and-lilo-races/

Sally’s Drive Time Playlist. – 1972.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1972-elton-john-and-johnny-nash/

Sally’s Cafe and BookstoreNew on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-scout-pilot-of-the-free-union-spaceopera-by-will-macmillan-jones/

Author Update – Reviews

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-stevie-turner-d-g-kaye-terry-tyler-and-bette-a-stevens/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-teri-polen-marina-osipova-amy-m-reade-and-pamela-s-wight/

Smorgasbord Short Stories

Flights of Fancy – The Sewing Circle  Part one and Two.

A group of elderly women have formed a sewing circle that meet regularly. They offer support, friendship and love to each other on an estate that is being plagued by hooligans.

Part One

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-one-by-sally-cronin/

Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-two-by-sally-cronin/

Health Column

The five part digestive system series.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/smorgasbord-health-column-the-digestive-system-part-one-it-begins-in-the-mouth-by-sally-cronin/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/smorgasbord-health-column-the-digestive-system-part-two-the-oesophagus-acid-reflux-and-stomach-by-sally-cronin/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-health-column-the-digestive-system-part-three-the-liver-largest-waste-organ-inside-the-body/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/smorgasbord-health-column-the-digestive-system-part-four-liver-diseases/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/smorgasbord-health-column-the-digestive-system-the-pancreas-gallbladder-and-intestines/

Nutrients the body needs – Vitamin E.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/smorgasbord-health-column-nutrients-the-body-needs-vitamin-e-tocopheral-brain-health-circulatory-and-immune-systems/

Food in the news – Research is showing that you do need the good carbohydrates that are whole grain and contain essential nutrients.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/smorgasbord-health-column-food-in-the-news-carbs-dont-throw-out-the-good-ones/

Alternative Therapies – The Alexander Technique – Introduction.

A technique used by performers all over the world to improve their posture and open up their lungs and strengthen muscles.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-health-columns-alternative-healing-therapies-the-alexander-technique-part-one-backpain-headaches-posture/

Humour and Afternoon Videos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-lets-all-have-a-mud-bath/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-one-liners-marathon-part-two-31-60/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-a-compilation-of-unusual-animal-friendships/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-one-liners-part-three-feel-free-to-groan/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-anyone-for-table-tennis-the-cats-whiskers/

Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – Josh Groban, Getting to Know Carol Taylor and Barbara Villiers unveiled.


Welcome to the weekly round up and to get you in the mood, I thought I would kick things off with the wonderful new teaser from William Price King and his new musical collaborator, guitarist Manolis. Really looking forward to sharing the full videos with you over the next few months.

It has been a glorious week here up to yesterday, so I have been in the garden.. Fiddling I think it is called… adding some new plants here and there and I have now been banned from going to the garden centre. I keep coming back with the multi-coloured pots that are so much more decorative than the plain brown ones… blues, purples, pinks to complement my colour scheme this year. Trouble is pots need plants!

We are having our lawn laid in the next couple of weeks and if we get a run of dry weather, the wall which is cracked will be repaired and then brand new fencing. We have been in the house two years next month and we knew we had a job on our hands!  Delighted to only have a couple of inside jobs to do and then the house is finished. Hopefully that will not signal itchy feet as we do like a project.

Anyway, in the meantime I have managed to post a few (I know I bend the rules and post too many!) but hopefully out of the collection you will find one or two that are of interest to you. The reason for creating this as a magazine is that it opens it up to several topics and if you would like to see more than the current offerings let me know.

On with the week…..starting with the regular columnists.

William Price King begins a new series about the American singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban and in the the first post shares this very talented artist’s early years.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-josh-groban-the-early-years/

Writer in residence Paul Andruss with Part Two of the Barbara Villier’s Story

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/smorgasbord-writer-in-residence-barbara-villiers-part-2-uncrowned-queen-by-paul-andruss/

This week the Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor has rather a different ingredient.. Carol herself as I decided to share her Getting to Know You in her regular spot. She has quite the stories to tell and my advice….. don’t get in a lift with her!!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-with-carol-taylor-getting-to-know-you/

Getting to Know You – Sunday Interview

Delighted to welcome author Lucinda E. Clarke to the blog today, sharing her experiences of life and work in Africa, with some hair raising moments.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-getting-to-know-you-with-author-lucinda-e-clarke/

Personal Stuff.

I continue my letters to my parents from Texas in 1985, having just celebrated our first July 4th.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-july-4th-celebrations-mechanical-bulls-and-tennis/

The final in my Get Caught Getting Reading month and this week Bernard Cornwell, a long time favourite historical author of mine. I have read all of the Saxon Chronicle so far, but review the first The Last Kingdom.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-get-caught-reading-month-writers-who-have-inspired-me-bernard-cornwell-and-a-review/

Another background story to my book Just an Odd Job Girl… and this week a ghost and counting peas in the Steak House part two.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/smorgasbord-posts-from-my-archives-odd-jobs-and-characters-odd-jobs-and-characters-the-steak-house-counting-peas-and-a-ghost-story-by-sally-cronin/

Sally’s Drive Time #Playlist – My 18th Birthday and HMS. Belfast

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-from-the-year-i-was-18-hms-belfastrod-stewart-and-diana-ross/

Another story from my collection Flights of Fancy… Curtains – An old woman recalls her life and reflects on the changing patterns and colours of her bedroom curtains.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-curtains-by-sally-cronin/

And the second story this weekend from the collection features a woman whose marriage has ended and she has escaped to southern Spain to lick her wounds.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-manana-manana-by-sally-cronin-2/

 

A Haiku with image by Wayne Barnes of Tofino Photography

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/smorgasbord-poetry-haiku-sun-bows-in-respect-tofino-photography/

Posts from Your Archives – Travel

Author and Financial expert Sharon Marchisello steers us through the complex Cuban currency exchange.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-travel-navigating-cuban-currency-by-sharon-marchisello/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-over-my-dead-body-murder-at-eurovision-a-bebe-bollinger-murder-mystery-by-christoph-fischer/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-tallis-steelyard-and-the-sedan-chair-caper-by-jim-webster/

Cafe and Bookstore author update

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-lorinda-j-taylor-j-e-spina-heather-kindt-and-paulette-mahurin/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-frank-parker-gigi-sedlmayer-sally-cronin-and-andrew-joyce/

Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Reviewers

A celebration of the book reviewers who support authors.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-meet-the-book-reviewers-barb-taub-for-judith-barrow-m-j-mallon-for-annette-rochelle-aben-linda-hill-for-katherine-clements-and-liz-lloyd-rbrt-for-rachel-walkley/

Health column

The difference between an allergy and an intolerance and some of the culprit foods.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/smorgasbord-health-column-food-allergies-or-intolerances-the-difference/

There is a great deal of research going on around the effects of a Vitamin D deficiency which is linked to autism, brain disease, IBS, and cancer.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/smorgasbord-health-column-vitamin-d-deficiency-links-to-cancer-hormone-balance-sad-autism-and-ibs/

Crash dieting does your body no good, in the short or the long term… avoid the blandishments of the magazine headlines and the latest celebrity diet and ease yourself into your swimsuit healthily and nutritionally.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/smorgasbord-health-column-forget-crash-diets-ease-your-body-into-that-swimsuit-this-summer/

Humour and afternoon videos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-lassie-in-slow-motion/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-fifty-sheds-of-grey-tree-hugging-and-one-liners/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-a-few-irish-jokes-and-one-liners-part-one-1-30/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-three-cats-in-discussion-about-the-neighbours-i-think/