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Stan Monroe Offers Suicide Prevention Help
From Stan Monroe on Fb, 8/25/19: Thought before bedtime:
Many of my friends have expressed suicidal thoughts in their posts in recent months. This troubles me, but I understand that men and women may feel like all hope is lost. People can feel overwhelmed by the pressures of living and want an easy way out.
I get it, but message me. Call me. Let’s talk.
I don’t care if you are close family or a remote acquaintance. Your wellbeing is important to me. Even if we have never actually spoken face-to-face or even met in person, call me or message me.
I am not an expert in depression or the intricacies of human psychology, but I feel like I possess a unique ability to empathise and sympathise. Also, having won a tough battle with cancer myself, I understand feelings of despair.
Seriously. Let’s talk.
You are not alone.
You have a friend.
(I do a lot of joking around on Facebook. People may actually have the impression that I am “evil.” It’s not true. It’s all in fun. The truth is that I am a softie with a big heart. I cried while watching “Field of Dreams” and “Schindler’s List.” Life is short. Love each other. Be good to each other.)
Jason Abbott: Remember – Some days are great and some days are shit. You’ll never know if you missed a great day tomorrow if you don’t stick around and find out.
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PLEASE! Don’t kill yourself. Call a friend, wait until after midnight, get a lot of sleep, or call 1-800-273-TALK. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You have a purpose in life – you will find it but you need time. Trust us – You’ll be glad you stayed alive at some point in the near future. Walk outside and look at the stars and think how much you will miss them.
● Calling All Beat Makers & Vocalists for Doritos Spark the Beat Contest – Deadline Sept. 8
● SXSW 2020 Music Festival Showcase Now Accepting Submissions – Deadline Sept. 13th
●Tuesday Night Open Country Jams at the Eastfax Tap with Host Rudy Grant
● http://www.Durango-Songwriters-Expo.com – In BROOMFIELD, Oct. 3-5, 2019
● Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery, 4th Thursday of the Month
Featured Members for August 2019: Michelle Roderick | Justin Faye
Featured Business Member for August 2019: Performance High
Events – August 2019:
For a listing of Blues Events, go to http://www.coblues.org
Thru the summer: Free shows at Levitt Pavilion, Ruby Hill Park, Denver
Equinox Theatre Company Presents: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
August 6th – 29th | http://www.equinoxtheatredenver.com | LAST SHOW TONIGHT!
Th, 29th – 2019 Biennial of the Americas Festival | https://www.biennialoftheamericas.org/
Fr-Sa, 30th – 31st – Taste of Colorado – Civic Center, Denver
Sa, 31st – Sa, 31st – Balanced Breakfast Denver: Guest speaker Jeff Cormack 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Sa, 31st – Mo, Sept. 1st – Copper Country Fest at Copper Mtn. – See “Events”
End of Aug, first of Sept. – I Slept With the Band Festival, Saratoga, WY and Alcova, WY
Artists – August 2019:
Fr, 30th – Rachel Alena Duo – https://www.porwinehouse.com/ | 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Fr, 30th – JJ Fraser at Teller’s Taproom, 1990 Youngfield, Lakewood – 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Sa, 31st – Rachel Alena Duo – https://www.porwinehouse.com/ | 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Events – September 2019:
Rudy’s Tuesday Night Jams, EastFax Tap, E. Colfax & Tamarac, Denver – 7-9:00 p.m.
Ben’s Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery, 4th Thursday of the Month
Fr-Sa, 6-8th – Tarab Retreat | https://tarabretreat.com/
Sa, 7th – Indian Country Colorado, with Redbone and Cary Morin – 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion Denver 1380 W. Florida Ave., Denver, CO | http://www.levittdenver.com
Fr-Su, 13th – 15th – Riot Fest in Douglas Park, Chicago, IL | http://www.riotfest.com
We, 18th – Ryan Chrys/Rough Cuts at Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., 7:30 p.m.
Sa, Su – 14th – 15th – Telluride Blues & Brews, Telluride, CO
Th-Su, 19th – 22nd – Red River Folk Fest, New Mexico | http://www.redriverfolk.com
Su, 22nd – Celebration of Nate Winger’s life at The Venue
Mo, 23rd – COMBO General Meeting: All about PROs! BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC
Artists – September 2019:
Sa, 7th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Cheluna’s, 25th Street & Dallas, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sa, 7th – Rachel Alena Band | https://arvadatavern.com/LiveMusic – 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Sa, 14th- Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Cherry Creek Fresh Food Market – 9:00 to 1:00
Sa, 14th – Rudy Grant/The Buffalo Riders – Eagle’s Club, 1300 Caprice Dr. Castle Rock – 4:00 p
Sa, 28th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Cherry Creek Fresh Food Market – 9:00 to 1:00 p
Events – October 2019:
Mo, 21st – COMBO General Meeting – Irish Snug: Parodies, Spotify and Music Cities
Artists – October 2019:
Sa, 5th -Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Cherry Creek Fresh Food Market – 9:00 to 1:00
Sa, 5th – Rudy Grant/The Buffalo Riders at Cheluna’s, 25th St., & Dallas, Denver – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Events – November 2019:
Sa, 9th – Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival, E-Town Hall, Boulder, CO
Fr, 15th – COMBO Songwriter Winners Showcase & Awards – Walnut Room – 7:30 p.m.
BELL RINGERS: Previous article ringing a bell? Look for it on COMBO’s Website!
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● COMBO’s YouTube Channel Features Videos From Our Meetings and Friends
● COMBO’s Next General Meeting, Monday, Sept. 23rd – On PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC
● Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 Winners Announced
● California Sound System Tries to keep Whales and Ships Apart
● Balanced Breakfast – Sat., Aug. 31st – Guest Speaker Jeff Cormack
● Labor Day Phish Concerts Plagued by Prairie Dogs
● Another Honor for Airshow’s Sound Engineer Anna Frick
● Cost of Spherical Vegas Strip Venue Put at $1.2 Billion-plus
● Bassist Larry Taylor
● All Around Musician Will Luckey Dies
● Steve Wilson’s mother Darlene Wilson Passes
● George Guidotti, Bass Player For Heaven’s Edge, Passes Away From Stage 4 Lung Cancer
● Colorado Musician Ken Finton Offers Up Profound Thoughts