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SPN: Soul/R&B - Philadelphia SOUL-PATROL EVENT: LEDISI w/NOEL GOURDIN @ the Keswick Theatreon Sat, 12/20, Win Free Tickets + Ledisi's New Album, Contribute & Help African School Children, Ledisi Internet Radio Broadcast
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Hopefully you will be able to attend our event in Philadelphia on December 20th featuring LEDISI @ the Keswick Theatre.

Soul-Patrol will be stationed in the lobby of the Keswick, so please stop by and say hello on your way in or out that night. We will also be doing a "meet & greet" with Ledisi right after the show, so definatly check in if you would like to participate.

In addition, the Keswick is sponsoring with the U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP, a drive to collect Children's Books and school supplies to be distributed to needy children in Africa. Obviously Soul-Patrol is glad to assist this effort and I would hope that all of you would consider assisting as well.

Here is how you can help:

1. Come to the show, have a blast w/LEDISI and bring children's books, school supplies, etc to donate to U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP, who will be stationed in the lobby of the theatre.

2. If you can't come to the show, but are able to donate such items, send them to me (Bob Davis: 798 Woodlane Road, Suite 10264, Mt Holly, NJ 08060) and I will pass them along to U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP on the night of the concert.

3. Go to the U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP website at: http://www.childrensfellowship.org/01__home.htm and make a ca$h donation right at their website.

If you are unable to do any of the above, please consider passing this message along to your network of friends & family here online and asking them to consider assisting in this effort.

I realize that the overall economy is in bad shape, with many companies restructuring, leaving lots of people out of work for the moment. The silver lining is that with fewer workers that means an excess of office supplies, and guess what, OFFICE SUPPLIES ARE THE SAME THING AS SCHOOL SUPPLIES. You may be in a position to donate such items. Please don't let either you geographical location or the possibility of you not attending prevent you from assisting the U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP

Thanks in advance for your consideration...

Bob Davis - Soul-Patrol
798 Woodlane Rd
Suite 10264
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
earthjuice@prodigy.net



LISTEN TO: Ledisi: Lost and Found - 1. Been Here (Intro), 2. Joy, 3. You And Me, 4. Best Friend, 5. Alright, 6. Think Of You, 7. Today, 8. Get To Know You, 9. Upside Down, 10. In the Morning, 11. I Tried, 12. Lost And Found (Find Me), 13. We Are One, 14. The One, 15. Someday, 16. Been Here (Outro)

Philadelphia SOUL-PATROL EVENT: LEDISI @ the Keswick Theatre w/NOEL GOURDIN on Sat., Dec. 20 - 8:00 PM
(Win Free Tickets + Ledisi's New Album, Contribute & Help African School Children)

Click here to order tickets onlineWe are quite pleased to hook up with neo-soul siren LEDISI once again, in her first Philly-area theater date as she tours in support of her holiday CD on Verve Records. Nominated for TWO 2008 Grammy Awards (alongside Chaka Khan & Amy Winehouse), she's also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads, and her single "Alright" is featured in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. AND - if that's not enough soul for one evening, NOEL GOURDIN (whose "River" has been #1 on Billboard's Adult R&B Chart for the last two weeks, and CD After My Time is the #1 R&B album on iTunes) adds his sweet singer/songwriter talent to the event.

Ledisi has long been one of Soul-Patrol's favorite artists. We have been carefully following her career since the turn of the century, back when she was one of the most popular "indy soul" artists on the scene. We have been with her on cold nights in small clubs in the middle of the night in NYC. Nothing pleases us more to see her getting the props that she deserves now. Nothing pleases us more to see that she remains the very same person, inspite of all of the fame.

Come on out, as you can see we will have quite a bit going on that night...

1. SOUL-PATROL.COM @ THE KESWICK

We will be set up in the lobby of the Keswick on the evening of 12/20 with an informational table. Please stop by and say hello to us when you arrive. If you do you can be included in the "meet & greet" with Ledisi after the concert.

2. ANSWER TRIVIA QUESTIONS - WIN FREE TICKETS + LEDISI'S NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM

- Where was Ledisi born?
- What broadway play earned Ledisi a Shellie award in 1990?
- What is the name of the jazz/hip-hop/soul group that Ledisi formed in the 1990’s?
- What year was the first Ledisi album “Soulsinger” released?
- What song from the album “Lost & Found” hit #65 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart?

Answer the questions (hint go to Ledisi's website) and win a pair of free tickets to the show + a Copy of Ledisi's new Holiday Album!!! Send your answers to Philadelphia Soul-Patrol Coordinator David Brooks (Dr. Brookenstien) davidbrooks2559@yahoo.com to be eligible to win tickets + album.

3. U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP - DONATE CHILDREN'S BOOKS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ETC

The U.S. - Africa Children’s Fellowship, Inc. is dedicated to expanding and enhancing the education of children. And it is through mutual understanding and support, the children of Africa and the United States will build bridges to the future.

This organization will be in the Keswick lobby that night along with us and will be collecting children's books and pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, etc. So if you can donate, please bring these types of items with you. If you can't make it to the show, but would like to donate, you can send these items to me (Bob Davis: 798 Woodlane Road, Suite 10264, Mt Holly, NJ 08060) or you can make a ca$h contribution at their website:
http://www.childrensfellowship.org/01__home.htm

Go to the Keswick Online Ticket Orders for more information.



LISTEN TO: Ledisi: Lost and Found - 1. Been Here (Intro), 2. Joy, 3. You And Me, 4. Best Friend, 5. Alright, 6. Think Of You, 7. Today, 8. Get To Know You, 9. Upside Down, 10. In the Morning, 11. I Tried, 12. Lost And Found (Find Me), 13. We Are One, 14. The One, 15. Someday, 16. Been Here (Outro)

"PUTTING A LITTLE SKIN IN THE GAME"
(Contribute Childrens Books & School Supplies: Help African School Children @ the LEDISI/Keswick show)

Click here to donate to U.S. - Africa Children’s Fellowship, IncSometimes it's very easy to be a cynic. Especially in the year 2008. I mean, after all, we are in a deep economic recession. Many people are scrambling just to survive. And of course this can be a pretty tough thing, depending on your individual circumstances. It has been my observation that this can all lead some folks to become pretty cut throat in their approach.

Now of course in the corporate world that I came from, everybody was pretty much cut throat and in fact this was the corporate culture that was both encouraged & rewarded. The world of Wall Street is full of "Bears & Bulls" to be certain and it's no place for the feint of heart. Looking back on it today, how I was able to last so long in such a world is now pretty much beyond my comprehension.

I watched along with everyone else, the world wide financial meltdown unfold over the past several months, I saw great financial institutions crumble as the corrupt "house of cards" built over the past few years built on the backs & hard work of their "investors" came crumbling down. As I watched all of this unfold, I felt sorry for the "investors" who in many cases saw their life savings dwindle to almost zero simply because they had been persuaded to invest into that "house of cards." They made such investments because they were greedy, and their greed was fueled by the false promises of the "Bears & Bulls." The "Bears & Bulls" promised great riches to be obtained not in exchange for hard work or passion, but instead simply on having faith in the corrupt business practices of the "Bears & the Bulls."

One thing that I can tell you about the "Bears & Bulls" is that they are in fact corrupt thru & thru. They are corrupt on both a personal & a business level. In fact there is no separation of the two levels for the "Bears & Bulls."

Since leaving the playing field of the "Bears & Bulls", I have been able to find a great deal of inner peace by surrounding myself with individuals who are 180 degrees different than the "Bears & Bulls." These people have helped me to become a better person and they have encouraged me both overtly and covertly to seek out different paths in order to help me to discover my own potential.

This has all been a very cleansing experience for me. It has sharpened my own sensibilities about what is right, what is wrong and not just about what to do, but also how to go about doing things. It has been a very liberating experience for me as well. And with the passing earlier this year of my father, it has been one of the things that has helped me to find peace with that. Over the past couple of years, he had commented to me many times how much happier I seemed as a person, since leaving the land of the "Bears & Bulls."

And that brings me back full circle to:

"PUTTING A LITTLE SKIN IN THE GAME"

People who know me, know that "Putting A Little Skin In The Game", has always been one of my basic operating principles. It's all based on the simple notion that "you get back what you give." One of the things that my experiences over the past two years have taught me is to become even more aware of when other people are also "Putting A Little Skin In The Game." This in fact has served me well, because it helps me to identify those who are "kindred spirits." And for a person such as myself, "kindred spirits" are not easy to find. Nevertheless I have managed to find more than just a few. In fact I meet them almost every day now, simply because my mind & my spirit are now more open to it than ever before in the past.

You see one of the basic operating principles of the "Bears & Bulls" is to "NEVER PUT SKIN INTO THE GAME." The whole game of the "Bears & Bulls" is in fact to "ALWAYS USE OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY."

Anyhow...

My purpose in writing this note is to let everyone here know that I am very pleased to see that many of the folks here that I communicate with are willing to "put a little skin into the game." More than I expected have already responded to my call to assist the U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP and either donate money, books or school supplies in conjunction with the Ledisi show in Philly @ the Keswick on 12/20. I have gotten more than a few emails from people who have contributed on some level and I have also taken note that my email request has been circulating around the internet. Hopefully there will be even more folks who are willing to participate.

1. If you are coming to the show, bring the books and/or school supplies with you.
2. If you can't make it to the show, but have books and/or school supplies to contribute, let me know
3. If you canb do neither, please consider making a ca$h contribution online at the U.S-AFRICA CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP website


And some of you who have chosen to participate are neither in the best of emotional or financial circumstances at this time!!

I shall not forget who those people are.

You are exactly the type of people that the "Bears & Bulls" wouldn't give the time of day to.

My hope is that as many of you as possible will choose to participate. If you can't donate anything to the cause, please consider forwarding this email to your network of friends on the internet, and ask them to participate in whatever way they may be able to.

It will make you feel better to participate on some level, trust me...

NP: "You're The One"
--Little Sister

Thanks in advance for your consideration...

Bob Davis - Soul-Patrol
798 Woodlane Rd
Suite 10264
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
earthjuice@prodigy.net





Philadelphia SOUL-PATROL EVENT: LEDISI @ the Keswick Theatre w/NOEL GOURDIN on Sat., Dec. 20 - 8:00 PM
(Win Free Tickets + Ledisi's New Album, Contribute & Help African School Children)

Click here to order tickets online

Philadelphia SOUL-PATROL EVENT: LEDISI @ the Keswick Theatre w/NOEL GOURDIN on Sat., Dec. 20 - 8:00 PM


LISTEN TO: Ledisi: Lost and Found - 1. Been Here (Intro), 2. Joy, 3. You And Me, 4. Best Friend, 5. Alright, 6. Think Of You, 7. Today, 8. Get To Know You, 9. Upside Down, 10. In the Morning, 11. I Tried, 12. Lost And Found (Find Me), 13. We Are One, 14. The One, 15. Someday, 16. Been Here (Outro)

 

If you have a news item, update, review, commentary, etc that you would like to submit to the Soul-Patrol Newsletter, please send them via email for consideration to:

earthjuice@prodigy.net


Hopefully you enjoyed this edition of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter.
We will be back soon with the next edition, with email alerts for local events, Soul-Patrol website updates/chat sessions or breaking news in between, as required.

If you have any comments, questions, etc feel free to drop me an email and let me know what's on your mind.
Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

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Mount Holly, NJ 08060
609-351-0154




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