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Stan Monroe Offers Suicide Prevention Help
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 well being 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 empathize and sympathize. 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.
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.
● Northern Colorado Chapter NSAI needs a host! Contact us if you are interested.
● Calling All Beat Makers & Vocalists for Doritos Spark the Beat Contest – Deadline Sept. 8
● George Espenlaub Show Looking for Bands to Interview | See “Talent Needed” below
● 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 Business Member for August 2019: Arts Attorney Scott Fitzke
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
~ For a listing of Blues Events, go to http://www.coblues.org
~ Thru the summer: Free shows at Levitt Pavilion, Ruby Hill Park, Denver
Fr, 6th – Denver Open Music Sessions, 700 Kalamath Street, 6:30 p.m.
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
Mo, 9th – Denver Chapter – NSAI Meeting – 7:00 p.m. (See Songwriters’ Corner)
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
Su, 29th – Denver Concert Band Presents “To the Stars” on Sunday, September 29th – 2:00 p.m.
Artists – September 2019:
[COMBO Dues-Paying Members: Be sure to send us YOUR schedule!]
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.
Th, 12th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Windsor Gardens Outdoor Concert – 6:30 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, 150 Caprice Ct. Castle Rock – 4:00 p
Tu, 17th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at an AARP Event, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Noon
Th, 19th – Laurie & Lorrie Duo at Lafayette Farmer’s Market, E. Simpson Coffee – 5:30-7:30
Fr, 20th – Laurie & Lorrie Duo at Snowy Peaks Winery, Estes Park – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Sa, 21st – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Elks Lodge BBQ, 2475 W. 26th Avenue, Noon
Sa, 21st – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Northglenn Elks, 10969 Irma Dr., Northglenn – 6p
Su, 22nd – Laurie & Lorrie Duo at Denver City Park Farmer’s Market – East High School – 9-1
Th, 26th – Laurie Dameron at 63rd Street Farm, Boulder – 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Sa, 28th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Cherry Creek Fresh Food Market – 9:00 to 1:00 p
Sa, 28th – Rudy Grant & The Buffalo Riders at Power Pack, Wadsworth & Easton, 2:00 p.m.
Events – October 2019:
We. 2nd – Colorado Springs Chapter – NSAI Meeting – 7:00 p.m. (See Songwriters’ Corner)
Mo, 14th – Denver Chapter – NSAI Meeting – 7:00 p.m. (See Songwriters’ Corner)
Su, 20th – CCMHOF Fund-raiser at Dougie G’s, 10217 Quivas Street, Thornton – 2:00 p.m.
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!
● Warning Signs of Suicide 1-800-273-TALK
● COMBO’s YouTube Channel Features Videos From Our Meetings and Friends
● COMBO’s Next General Meeting, Monday, Sept. 23rd – On PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC
● Toll Rises to 28 in Mexico Bar Fire Attack
● Will Merch Save or Doom the Music Industry?
● An Inside Look at the Construction of Meow Wolf in Denver
● Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Will Receive CCMHOF Award on September 18th
● Documents Reveal Strange Details About Canceled Woodstock 50
● Tuesday Night Open Country Jams at the Eastfax Tap with Host Rudy Grant
● Neal Casal, Musician & Photographer; Reb Foster, American Radio DJ and Band Manager
● Local Favorite Musician Nate Winger Passes Unexpectedly
● Stan Monroe Offers Suicide Prevention Help
● Stryper Guitarist Oz Fox’s Tumors Have Grown: ‘I Truly, Truly Believe That God Has A Plan For All Of This’
● Legendary Rocker Eddie Money Diagnosed With Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer
● Arvada West HS’s Vocal Showcase Wins American Prize in Choral Performance
● Man Killed in Northwest Denver Shooting Identified
Man killed in northwest Denver shooting identified
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Mark these on your calendar now!
Monday, October 21st – General Meeting: Storm Gloor on the Music Cities Convention
Friday, November 15th – Songwriting Contest Winners Showcase at the Walnut Room
Monday, December 9th – COMBO’s Holiday Dinner – Location to be announced