Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Coming Soon: Gerald Goode "for those who have"

I've had the greatest pleasure working with up and coming artist Gerald Goode!

Gerald Goode is a new york metropolitan area-based musician known for his incredible voice, dynamic pop music, billboard-chart-topping remixes and his long-time tenure as the lead singer of the rock band simple jim. He is currently wrapping production on his first solo album, entitled “for those who have” due out in august 2008 on gerald's own imprint 'vessel music. the record, a return to album - oriented rock, flows seemlessly from song to song, along the way blending gerald’s soulful voice with his brooding piano riffs, reflective lyrics, and guitar-infused electronica. his music offers the commercial appeal of an artist in the vein of rob thomas, but also has the dark, emotive strains of an artist like fiona apple. gerald is a true artist with a penchant for putting it all out there for his audience; a singer and performer with undeniable charisma and presence; and a musician that is not afraid to take risks, experiment with different sounds, and forge business relationships while moving towards inevitable success. he is appreciative of the people that take the time to listen to his music and hopes that his fans enjoy it and can take something personal and real from it.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fran Pieragostini

Being able to capture people as they truly are, the beauty within, the tiny moments that make up our lives is indescribable.  My friend Fran was an incredibly gorgeous woman, so full of life and love, a wonderful mother, friend, daughter and wife.  She passed away on Tuesday and I am so grateful that I am able to share with the world what this woman brought to each life she came into.   We will always love you and miss you Fran.    

Francesca M. Pieragostini and unborn child of Brewster, NY passed away peacefully on July 15, 2008. She was born on June 28, 1975 in Mount Kisco, NY to Nicola and Rosa Cambareri and raised in Bedford, N.Y. Francesca graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford and earned her BFA degree in Interior Design from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She was married on September 21, 2001 to Justin Pieragostini at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mt. Kisco. She leaves behind her husband Justin, son AJ, parents Nicola & Rosa, siblings Joanna and Rocco, grandparents Giovanna and Francesco, father and mother-in-law Anthony and Cathy, brothers-in-law Adam and Joe, sisters-in-law Nicole and Kristie, grandmother-in-law Concetta and nephew Aidan. Francesca was an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Never one to accept limitations, she followed and realized all her dreams, living a rich and fulfilling life. She will be remembered for spirit, her remarkable strength and the happiness she brought to everyone around her. We would like to thank our family and friends for all of their love, prayers, and support during this difficult time. We extend our gratitude to the staff at the New York Presbyterian Hospital for taking care of Francesca. Memorial donations may be made in Francesca Pieragostini s Name to Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation 333 East 38th Street Suite 830 New York NY 10014