Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The EarthSave Cincinnati Annual Holiday Vegan Potluck Party

2:30pm, Sunday, December 27, 2009

Clifton United Methodist Church 3416 Clifton Avenue

Enjoy Good Company and Good Food!

Live music with Lagniappe

Please bring a vegan dish to share and your own plates, cups, utensils

Remember to take home everything you brought that is not compostable.

EarthSave educates people about the powerful effects our food

choices have on the environment, our health and all life on Earth,

and encourages a shift toward a healthy plant-based diet.


Everyone Welcome!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Arnold's CD Release Party Pictures!

. . . so far :)

If you were at Arnold's having fun, please raise your hands!

It was a packed house and the energy level was high & the crowd most enthusiastic. I took so many pictures I don't know where to begin to edit them! I shall sort, resize, crop, edit, and put in a slide show in the next few days for here & on youtube. Thus, if you are a member of the Witness Protection Program and would like to be left out of said slideshow, please click on my profile & email me what you were wearing & I will blot out your face :)

I don't know what the deal was with the shadow over the faces of Jessie & Chico in the one picture, but I like the nuance it gave off. I believe I tried to take too many photos, too quickly in low light, and my Nikon commenced to hiccup.

We left after two sets as I was just too gravity challenged after a few hours. The place was still hoppin' and the energy high when we said our good-byes. Chico's father-in-law helped with the tip jar (Ok suitcase!) and my friend made sure to put something in it when he came by our table.

So folks, give me a few days to organize a slideshow & pick out what song to use. I hope to have something finished on Monday or Tuesday.

Hope you had a chance to stop by, it was a total blast. Wish we could've stayed until the end but I shall post any updates of happenings I might have missed.

~~~See ya again, soon! Sleepy Sophia :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The CD Party Date is here!

Come hear the music, eat good food, have nice drinks & get your CD of "irrational exuberance." Music starts at 9pm.

12/12/09 9:00 pm-midnight
CD Launch Party
210 East 8th, Downtown
513 421-6234

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Article & Update . . .

Today's Enquirer had a nice long interview with Lagniappe founder, Chico Converse, in the magazine event section. Click here for the link.

Saturday morning, the band will appear on WNKU 89.7 and 94.5 Ham-Fairfield area, on the Brian O'Donnell show.

The name of the CD is "irrational exuberance" which was recorded locally in Opus Harmonious studios & produced by Ted McConnell.

There will be a final note on Saturday afternoon regarding the CD party.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CD Party note & Edit for Citybeat article & A Reminder WNKU Sat AM

First, reminder the band will be on WNKU Brian O'D show Saturday (see blog posting below this one please for details)

The first 40 who purchase a CD will get a free dvd of the band, with interviews of the group. Arnold's downtown on 8th street.

12/12/09 9:00 pm-midnight
CD Launch Party
210 East 8th, Downtown
513 421-6234

(From *Mike Breen's Citybeat column, the original link )

Lagniappe has been the area’s finest Cajun music group for almost 20 years now, and the band’s new recording, Irrational Exuberance, shows exactly why they’ve remained so popular and employable. There’s nothing “novelty” about the band’s sound, an authentic but still crafty mix of Zydeco, Dixieland Jazz, R&B, Tex-Mex and many more styles. They are the aural essence of New Orleans in one ensemble and the clean, unfussy production of Irrational Exuberance even keeps the warmth and grit in tact. The band’s CD release party is 9 p.m. Saturday at Arnold’s downtown. ( Show details here.)

From Citybeat magazine. Follow them on Twitter & follow Lagniappecincy, too! See side bar.

* With gratitude to Mike Breen for allowing the article to be posted here. Much appreciated*

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

One Radio Show Down, Another to Go.

Hope you caught the WAIF show with Robin & Joani tonight. It was a fun time.
Lagniappe is going to be on WNKU 89.7 (94.5 FM for Hamilton-Fairfield area) Saturday morning on the Brian O'Donnell show.

I am told around 11:00 Am. Stay tuned for more details as the CD Release Party continues to get shout outs!

And feel free to leave comments if you heard the show tonight by clicking on the comment button below this post.**

Stay warm, and hold onto your hats during the windy days!
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog. ~~Sophia

**Photo by Chris Kromer**

Monday, December 07, 2009

Lagniappe's gonna be on the Radio WAIF 88.3 FM

Lagniappe will be on WAIF tonight around 8:15 or so, but you might tune in earlier. 8:00 p.m. CRAWFISH FIESTA (gumbo music) comes on.

It's a little station with a small signal, so if you live outside the I-275 loop, please listen online. Or maybe go sit in your car to listen (I've done that before!) If you don't own a car or a computer, find somebody who does. Take them brownies and ask to borrow their radio/computer.

Here is the link for WAIF online streaming.

Grab a chair, put up your feet, fix a drink (make mine an Irish Coffee, please) and catch Lagniappe on the radio. They'll be promoting their CD with "irrational exuberance"~pun intended.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.~~Sophia**

**Family pic courtesy of, I just sepia toned it**

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Speaking of the CD Launch Party....

which is next Saturday at Arnold's (did I mention that already?) You've heard the band's music but do you know about their history? While bios will be included in the CD, they've also been on this blog for the past year. By clicking on the pic on the sidebar --of the band on the stone wall-- you can read about all 6 members.
Here's the link with pictures and a synopsis of each member.

But wait, there's more! The band is supposed to be on local public radio LIVE on Tuesday night and you need to listen online if you live outside I-275 loop. Stay tuned for the times.
Tonight's performance & Lagniappe's now on Twitter!

12/05/09 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Crow’s Nest
4544 W 8th St, Price Hill
(513) 921-2980

If you're in the area, stop in and if you take pics, please email me or Twitpic us on Twitter. We just signed up, so follow us there for latest updates, schedule changes or special appearances.

Also Myspace has our Twitterfeed. Soon to follow Twitter on Facebook.

Going to be cold one tonight. Don't forget your hat and gloves, kids!

Mama Sophia :-D

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Crow's Nest this Saturday (see sidebar) for address & times. I have no pictures of the Crow's Nest and the above pic from Mt. Echo park years ago, is as close as I've been. :)

Remember next week, Dec. 12th is the official CD launch party at Arnold's. "Irrational exuberance" in it's eco friendly packaging, music info, pics, and 49 minutes of great music (but who's counting!) Above & below band photo s are courtesy of Chris Kromer. And major kudos for capturing the band dressed up!!! I bet Jessie had something to do with that. Everybody looks great, and look at all the instruments the band plays.

* Click on any photo to see full-sized.
If you can guess the number of instruments in this photograph, you will win a prize! Your choice of a pack or gum or Tic Tacs. (Hey times are rough, but a prize is a prize!)

Stay tuned for any updates. S'posed to be radio music appearance on WAIF this week. Will give more details so stay tuned.

Stay warm!