Daily Archives: March 21, 2015

Gerald Brann & ‘Yellow Brick Band’, Elton John Tribute, In Wolfeboro, N.H. — A Photo-Montage.

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, March 20, 2015.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
, Elton John Tribute.

>> 2015 Great Waters Schedule.

>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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91 high resolution photos ‘stitched’ in YouTube, with music,
into a 4:33 minute video.

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Ex-Cardinal Keith “I Lied” O’Brien’s Roman Titular Church, Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano, Now Benighted Forever.

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Santi Gioacchino e Anna

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† Keith O’Brien resignation as cardinal

** Francis chokes on title!

Francis says the darnest things 
Francis airport -> Colombo
† Topless protests
† Arrival ceremony
Pope on the way to Sri Lanka

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Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano (Saints Joachim and Anne in the Tuscolano district of Rome) [also known as ‘Ai Monti’ (on the hills) is a Roman church (built on the site of an earlier monastery) that was consecrated in 1781. In June 1988 it was established as a Roman Titular Church by Pope John Paul II. It was given as the title to Austrian Hans Hermann Groër, then the Metropolitan Archbishop of Vienna, by John Paul II, when he was created a Cardinal Priest on June 28, 1988.

In 1995 he was accused by a number of young men, who had been his students, of sexual molestation. Soon after he had to resign as the Archbishop and essentially went into exile — though he remained a cardinal. He died, still under intense suspicion and subject to derision, in March 2003.

Seven months later the title was given to Scottish Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, then the Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, when he was created a Cardinal Priest by John Paul II on October 21, 2003. In February 2013, just ahead of the surprise retirement of Benedict XVI, it was announced that O’Brien was resigning as Archbishop because of sexual misconduct with young men. He went onto admit that he had lied about his crimes. On March 20, 2015, in a surprising move, the first since 1927, his resignation as a cardinal was accepted by the pope, i.e., Francis.

So BOTH cardinals who have held this title have been implicated in serious sexual misconduct and had to resign from being Archbishops. That is quite a legacy for a new titular church. A 100% record. Doubt whether it will get assigned to any new cardinals anytime soon.


“Yellow Brick Road”, Elton John Tribute, (Great Waters), Friday, March 20, 2015 — Brilliant, Absolutely Blinking Brilliant!

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>> “Yellow Brick Road”
, Elton John Tribute.

>> 2015 Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.
>> 2015
Season preview.

>> 2014 Volunteer Cruise

>> ‘1964 The Tribute’
>> ‘1964 The Tribute’ Setup
>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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 ‘Great Waters Music Festival’ 2015
First Concert — and WHAT A CONCERT.

This was the way to Welcome Spring.

Gerald Brann & ‘Yellow Brick Band’ were brilliant.

Their reviews were outstanding, they were even better.

Elton, my contemporary compatriot, would have been proud.

Nicest bunch of blokes ever. Salt of the Earth (from Maine).
It was a blast.
2 1/2 hours of high-energy, high-class entertainment.

It was an honor to be there to revel in the spirit.

Mr. Gerald Brann take ANOTHER bow.
You were exceptional.

Doug Stackhouse (a fellow Brit), Mike Tobias (guitar maestro),
Dr. Mark Kavanaugh (Professor of Psychology) &
Kevin Ostrowski (drummer extraordinaire)
were phenomenal. Remarkable group —
talented, personable, lots of FUN.


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Great concert and a great way to kick of the ‘Great Waters’ 2015 season.

Near packed house. Over 270 punters and then with the volunteers (and others) close to 300.

The audience, as they should, loved it. Totally, 100% audience oriented. Great interaction, great participation, wonderful spirit.

These folks are good. Very, very good.

Though we were in London (even Watford) at the same time I have never seen Elton perform. But, of course, I know his songs. And Gerald Brann sure does the Elton songs faithfully. And he looks the part. It was a blast.








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“Yellow Brick Road”
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