Thursday, July 13, 2006


I'm feeling very accomplished today.

Partly to allay my guilt at not going out running, I have been getting a bunch of stuff done since I got out of work.

- I got my haircut.
- Filled up my car. (Ok, so I did these first two on my lunch break.)
- Went to the recycling center, aka Transfer Station.
- Updated Quicken. (I'm switching from biweekly paychecks to monthly paychecks and there is going to be a little bit of a financial squeeze between now and the first. Luckily, my big bills aren't due until then.)
- Uploaded 4 CDs from the library into my computer. (Why did it take me this long to realize I could do this? Doh! Free music. All genres. Get thee to thy library and pillage their collections!)
- Found a basket for a wedding gift I need to put together for next weekend. They didn't register so I'm giving them a bunch of breakfast goodies - jams, syrup, International Foods coffee etc...Stuff they don't need to keep forever.
- Did my laundry.
- And now I'm waiting for dinner to be ready.
- Then, if the motivation continues, and even if it doesn't, I have the lofty goal of finishing transcribing the last interview for my thesis. Wish me luck!

You gotta run with the motivation when it hits you. The key is to not sit down when you get home. It helps when all your seating areas are covered in the stuff you moved out of your old office.


Anonymous said...

i've wanted to get the cd's out at the library and put them onto my computer, but at my library there are BIG signs everywhere saying how illegal it is. I feel so guilty doing it like they are going to know I did it...

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July 13th 2006

Album To Arrive In-Store Internationally on Friday, July 14th, 2006
and in North America on Monday July 17, 2006
Milwaukee, WI - July 14th, 2006: Sidetraxx Records & Entertainment, and Brunswick Records, today announced the worldwide release of original LP titled: I Always Wanted To Be In The Band, by Johnnie Gee and 'Step By Step, Sidetraxx Records will also release Johnnie Gee's first studio EP in six years. The album will arrive in-store internationally on Monday, July 17th, and in the United States and Canada on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The album is executive produced by Johnnie Gee, and features contributions from some of today's most successful producers in the Midwest.

"One More Time", contains some of Johnnie Gee's finest work to date," commented Paul Tarnopol, Chairman and CEO, Brunswick Records. "Johnnie Gee continues to grow as an artist and, together with his talented co-writers and co-producers, he has created a fresh body of music that is destined to take its place alongside the greatest recordings in Soul, R&B and Pop history. Music lovers around the world will be surprised and delighted by the power, depth and range of "One More Time".

"As a singer, composer, producer, arranger and musician, Johnnie Gee is one of the most talented and influential artists in the history of recorded music. The release of this new EP is a global event," commented GECOM Group Chairman G. Connors. "From 'Baby, Baby" to 'Step'n,' One More Time is a towering musical achievement, that breaks new ground for this pioneering Soul and R&B artist."

The first single, "Step'n," was produced and written by Johnnie Gee and Rodney Poe. The EP is executive produced by Johnnie Gee/Sidetraxx Records.

"'Throw Back Muzic' represents the very best of Johnnie Gee's song writting and talent,
"commented Sidetraxx Records Group President G. Connors "Simply put, this record will be a global smash!"

Exclusive: Johnnie Gee's's First Midwest Performance in 1 year- "Johnnie Gee's: 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years" to Take Place September 29th on his Birthday,
Performers Set for an All-Star Salute to "Johnnie Gee: 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years" Friday, September29, 2006 at Ho Chunk Casino (Wisconsin); Johnnie Gee's First Live Midwest Performance in a year to Coincide With Sidetraxx Records Release of his new EP.

"An all-star salute to `The Midwest King Of R&B and Soul', Johnnie Gee: 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, THE SOLO YEARS has been set for, September 29th, 2006 at Ho Chunk casino (Wisconsin) at 8:00 P.M.," announced Timothy Butler, producer of the event.

The event will mark Johnnie Gee's first live performance on a Midwest stage in a year. He will debut a new single from his first Sidetraxx Records 'EP' release in more than five years. Johnnie Gee will also reunite on this nights with his original members, from the original band that started it all "The Execlusive 'Step By Step'

Johnnie Gee and Step By Step band members will reunite, for the first time in twenty years.

Last year, Hawkman Entertainment, toured with Johnnie Gee. UPN/CBS filmed a four-hour event special form Mt. Pleasant, TX at Miller's Cove Arena, as well as being shown throughout the world.

Johnnie Gee story is the stuff of which legends are made.

It is a saga that began in America's heartland at age 13 in Milwaukee Wisconsin, where Johnnie Gee was born on September 29th, 1959 to Elgie and D.W Gee, into a family of seven brothers and sisters.

When Mama Gee, herself a blues lover, noticed her sons' growing interest in music and performing, she devoted herself to the careful development of their nascent talents.

Through hard work and dedication, Johnnie, Dewitt, Jerome, these three brothers and other friends became the hottest band in the Midwest, "The Exclusive 'Step By Step' Band".

The group began performing professionally in and around Milwaukee and Chicago in 1969; later that year, the siblings took their polished song-and-dance act to New York's famed Brunswick Records, the home of Jackie Wilson, The Chilites, Bohannon, Tyrone Davis, Shalamar, Eugene Records, Decca Records, Chess Records and many more that started record labels worldwide.

'The Step By Step Band', turned the place out, winning over Nat Tarnopol and a label contract with Brunswick Records.

The staff reaction was welcoming , the founder of the New York-based Brunswick Records, Nat Tarnopol, then the most successful rhythm and blues label around.

Captivated by what they saw and heard, Nat signed the group immediately.

Thus began one of the most successful runs by a recording group in soul, pop, rhythm and blues music history out of the Midwest.

You can go to Brunswick Records web site and read the history of Brunswick and see or original LP listed on page 5 (At the bottom).

Johnnie Gee is currently back on the scene with his new 'EP' "One More Time", recorded May 2005 and distributed/released in September 2005, if you like retro soul, pop or rhythm and blues, music with a professional sound from a recording artist that still has original product selling, thousands in Japan, China , Australia, US , The Netherlands and many more cities and countries around the world.

Purchase Johnnie Gee's CD and Ringtones online, simply type 'Johnnie Gee' into any search engine and you will get results on how to find his music and history about this artist.


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