POST MORTEM gets the NOMINATION - JUST PLAIN FOLKS MUSIC AWARDS - "THE GRASSROOTS GRAMMIES!" - the largest and most diverse music awards of any kind in the world Well, just when I was thinking about maybe settling in on the teaching end of this music thing for awhile, in came an email I almost didn't open. It was the Just Plain Folks (JPF) monthly eLetter. Since I hadn't been out and about much since last January's standing-room-only love-fest up at Larkspur Cafe Theatre, all JPF's enthusiasm was just getting on my nerves. But . . . I decided to glance at the headers: "Hmmmm, song finalists announced - I wonder if I know anyone on the list." I'm idly scrolling through 81 categories, right past Female S/S. I'm way down in the 'm's when I realize - hey that was singer-songwriter. As I scroll back up I see my Songschool friend and Kerrville Folk Festival winner Cary Cooper's name. Wow, I'm so happy for her, I'm thinking. Then I see SF's own Erika Luckett - she's a damn fine guitarist, and there's - Janis Ian? - wow - that's some company. Lisa Mandelstein, I read . . . do a double take - and yes - there I am - right there in the middle. I start crying and laughing and then shaking my head. Every time I'm almost gonna close shop the universe sends a sign (ask me about winning my Martin guitar). Post Mortem is 1 of 19 songs chosen from over 1000 entries to be a finalist in the 2006 JPF Female Singer/Songwriter category. Check it out! JPF is a grassroots organization for artists, songwriters and such, focused on networking, education, and inspiration. Their directive to the judges was "Does It Move You?" All the music was blind screened and passed 6 rounds of judging to get to the finals! WOW! I'm moved! a. See all the nominations at http://www.jpfolks.com/home.html Click the button for "Song Nominees 2006" and scroll all the way down to the Female S/S category (if you think it looks like they nominated a lot of folks - less than 1 in 1000 songs got a nomination in any category!) b. HELP POST MORTEM WIN! They need judges in 3 categories: Industry Professionals, Artist/Songwriter Peers and Music Fans Here's the link: http://www.justplainfolks.org/ubb/Forum61/HTML/000097.html c. Come to The awards show - Saturday, November 4th in Santa Ana, CA. Ticket info and schedule: http://www.jpfolks.com/MusicAwards/2006/Reservation.html Check out Singer Magazine's article on last year's show: http://www.jpfolks.com/AwardsArticle.pdf Email me if you do want to go! Let's caravan!