[SNC] Twitter Craziness (was: All I Wanna Do is #MAGA?)


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[GEAR] New bass added




[PIX+VIDS] Sheryl Live with the Usual Suspects @ B.B. King's (26 August)



Photos: Sheryl Crow; Darla Smith.

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B.B. King's Club
Memphis, Tennessee (USA)
Saturday, 26 August 2017

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"My Favorite Mistake"
(two angles)

"Can't Cry Anymore"

"Best of Times"
(excerpt, two angles)




[NEWS] Sheryl Crow among the performers at "XQ Super School Live"

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Mahershala Ali, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, Christian Slater, Common, Randall Park, Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Thomas Mann, Anna Deavere Smith, Miranda Cosgrove, Melissa Rivers, Kevin Frazier and many more will participate in "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live," a special one-hour telecast which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. They will join Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, who also serve as executive producers, in the all-star telecast, which will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed.

In September 2015, XQ: The Super School Project launched an open call to rethink and design the next American high schools. Since then, thousands of communities across the country have come together to reimagine high school education. "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live" will highlight the incredible progress of this fast-growing movement and challenge viewers to build upon it.

The telecast will feature a live musical performance by Andra Day, comedy sketches and moving documentary segments to bring to life the past, present and future of high school in America. The evening will culminate in a special performance led by Jennifer Hudson with Sheryl Crow, Max Weinberg and Max Weinberg's Jukebox, Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, MC Hammer, Jon Boogz and Sheila E.

"We've been proud to partner with XQ's team on this movement to innovate the current American high school system," said the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Lisa Paulsen. "This live special is a continuation of that effort and will be an incredible opportunity for some of the biggest names in our industry to help inspire the public to join us in working together to prepare every student for success."

"We all know America's high schools need to be transformed to prepare students for jobs that don't yet exist and a future that we can never see with perfect clarity. Since the launch of XQ two years ago, we have taken an empirical, crowd-sourced approach to gathering great ideas and educational solutions from communities, large and small, across the country. It has been enormously inspiring to see students, parents, educators, artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders work together to create breakthrough schools that are both innovative and rigorous," said Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and President of the Emerson Collective, and Board Chair of the XQ Institute. "On Sept. 8th, together with entertainers, celebrities, business leaders, cultural influencers, and millions of Americans watching the show on television or on-line, we will make a commitment to taking the next steps together to guarantee a first-rate education for every American high school student."

"Our core belief at XQ is that we are best as a country when we come together to solve big problems," said XQ Founder and CEO Russlynn Ali, "And that fixing our educational system is one of the biggest problems there is. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, we all have a vital interest in preparing America's young people for the opportunities of the 21st century. But change of this magnitude is extraordinarily difficult, and won't happen unless we unite around this common cause. Together with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, XQ is partnering with an extraordinary group of creative people to make the case that change is both urgently necessary but also within our reach if we work together."

The star-studded event in support of the national education initiative will broadcast live from Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. In collaboration with Davis and Tennon, the telecast will be produced by Done + Dusted and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Telecast partners also include Anonymous Content, MACRO and Wise Entertainment.

The show will also include multi-platform digital components so viewers can engage and participate online, on mobile and in their communities. To join the movement and learn more, visit

About XQ Institute

XQ inspires communities to help reshape high school so it prepares every student for success in college, career and life. XQ: The Super School Project launched in September 2015 as an open call to rethink and design the American high school. More than 10,000 students, educators, parents and community leaders from all 50 states and representing nearly 4,000 communities answered this call by proposing innovative, student-centered models for 21st century learning. Today, these innovators and supporters are a community of 78,000 strong and growing. To date, XQ has pledged $115 million to a growing number of the most promising ideas, actively supporting these teams on their journeys to become Super Schools.

XQ is led by Co-Founder and CEO Russlynn Ali, former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights under President Barack Obama, and Co-Founder and Board Chair Laurene Powell Jobs, president of Emerson Collective. Board members include Yo-Yo Ma, Marc Ecko, Geoffrey Canada, Michael Klein and Leon Wieseltier. For more information visit

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), established in 1942, harnesses the collective power of the entire industry to generate awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues. Stand Up To Cancer, a division of EIF and its largest initiative, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. Hunger Is, EIF's collaboration with The Albertsons Companies Foundation, has raised awareness of childhood hunger and supports breakfast, afterschool and out-of-school meal programs.

SOURCE Entertainment Industry Foundation






[NEWS] Sheryl scheduled to perform on "Late Night With Seth Meyers"

Sheryl will perform on the Thursday, September 7 episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers". Don't miss it!

"Late Night With Seth Meyers" airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. /11:35 p.m. CT.







[PIC] With Ray Chew





[NEWS] Sheryl Crow to headline UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration Concert

Events to raise funds for life-saving research at Orange County’s only comprehensive cancer center

August 21, 2017

Nine time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow will headline the “Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration Concert” to be held Oct. 21, 2017 at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus. The concert will cap the inaugural Anti-Cancer Challenge series of events to raise funds for the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only place in Orange County where people with advanced-stage or treatment-resistant cancers can access early-phase clinical trials involving the very latest therapies.





[MAGAZINE] Closer Weekly USA - 21 August issue





[LYRICS] American Songwriter - Lyric of the Week

Sheryl Crow, “Redemption Day”
“Having Johnny Cash record one of my songs was my biggest accomplishment as a songwriter.”

Written By Rick Moore
American Songwriter
21 August 2017

Anti-establishment protest songs, and music about man’s inhumanity to man, have probably been around ever since a human being first figured out how to sing a melody. “Redemption Day,” from Sheryl Crow’s self-titled 1996 second album, is a combination of the two.

Inspired by Crow’s reaction to events in the 1990s in Bosnia and Rwanda, “Redemption Day” has become a model of sorts for how to communicate emotionally in a not-so-traditional form. Crow wrote the song after a USO tour with Hillary Clinton to war-torn Bosnia, where ethnic cleansing, mass rape and indiscriminate shelling had occurred for several years. How Crow was affected by the trip, and by other crises in the world, is obvious from the lyrics and her performance. As opposed to something that’s written from someone’s imagination, this song about the plight and oppression of the poor and the innocent couldn’t have been written nearly as well by someone who hadn’t physically experienced the postwar atmosphere on some level.

Something else notable about the lyrics is Crow’s extensive use of words that contain the long “a” sound, especially words ending with a syllable that rhymes with “ate.” Numerous lines here end with that rhyme, particularly in the unusually long extension of the second verse that leads into the first two lines of the chorus:

Throw us a bone but save the plate
Oh why we waited ‘til so late
Was there no oil to excavate

No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great

To the chorus:

There is a train that’s heading straight
To heaven’s gate, to heaven’s gate

It’s not all that much of a trick to find a lot of words that rhyme, but finding words that rhyme and actually support continuity of thought is a different skill altogether, and Crow showed that she has that talent here. This song is also a great example of how a situation, and the emotional reaction to it, can make the right words show up when they need to. Kind of like the “Leap, and the net will appear” axiom. The song ends with half a verse where a chorus may be expected, and almost seems anti-climactic. But instead of coming off like something is missing, it works perfectly.

Read the lyrics.

“Redemption Day” was later recorded by Johnny Cash and included on American VI: Ain’t No Grave, the Cash album posthumously released in 2010. “Having Johnny Cash record one of my songs was my biggest accomplishment as a songwriter,” Crow told Southern Living magazine. “Talk about bringing weight to a song. He owned it. Afterward, he called me and asked if I liked his version and quizzed me about why I wrote ‘Redemption Day.’ But we never got to sing it together. He died three months later.” After hearing Cash’s recording, she combined their respective takes into a new arrangement for live performance with video. Crow’s version of the song also was used in a scene from the 2000 Julia Roberts movie Erin Brockovich, an appropriate placement given the film’s theme of Brockovich’s struggles on behalf of the underdog.

SOURCE: American Songwriter





[PIC] Eclypse


...and don't forget the RC Cola!

It's a southern thang! :-)



[INTERVIEW] Sheryl Crow Opens Up About What She's Learned 10 Years After Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis

"No matter how much you think you control things in life, you really don't."

By Maria Carter Country Living Magazine
17 August 2017

It's hard to imagine a star like Sheryl Crow needing to impress country radio to get her songs played, but that's apparently what happened when the nine-time Grammy Award winner released her debut country LP, Feels Like Home, four years ago. Crow paid for the genre crossover dearly, sacrificing nights away from her children to do free shows at stations in exchange for airplay in the wee hours of the morning. Her latest album, Be Myself, is a return to her '90s pop roots—a format that allows her to prioritize motherhood. "I'm raising my kids the way that my mom and dad raised me, which is [emphasizing] that family is so important and that we take care of each other," she says.




[PIC] With Lucius @ The Barn


"Loved having Lucius in the Big Green Barn earlier this week. Unbelievable singers and ladies!!"



[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Wants You To Stop Ignoring Your Family And Start Singing Karaoke

The singer-songwriter is promoting an unusual music streaming box with a feature that lets you belt out your favorites in your living room.

By John Paul Titlow

When she’s not soaking up the sun or otherwise trying to have some fun, Sheryl Crow can reliably be found in one place: at home in Nashville, where she spends her days in the studio writing new songs and by night, unwinding at home with her two kids. But compared to the house the multi-Grammy-winning, lifelong musician was raised in, Crow’s place is a world apart: It’s way quieter.

“I grew up when music was a real social experience and also with parents who played music in the house all the time. I can vividly remember Mom and Dad having people over and dancing in the living room,” Crow says. “That has sort of died.”

For many of us, the quiet isolation of home life is heightened by our addiction to connected gadgets. Crow’s kids, aged 7 and 10, aren’t yet old enough to get sucked into the mindless distraction of smartphone screens, but Crow knows that in a few years, they’ll likely feel the lure of the blue light of screens. So she’s hoping to preempt it.

The fear of an antisocial, tech-dependent generation is a common (and undoubtedly valid) one, but it also happens to be a talking point for a new product that Crow is promoting. U.K.-based startup Electric Jukebox—in which the singer-songwriter and a few other celebrities are investors—is making its U.S. debut with the ROXI, a music streaming box that connects to your TV. In addition to a Spotify-style, all-you-can-stream library of music that you can search using your voice, the ROXI offers on-screen music trivia games and, thanks to a remote that doubles as a microphone, karaoke.

“In its sneaky way, this makes music more social again,” Crow says. “It takes everybody off their phones and puts them into a participatory experience. My kids are going to totally dig it.”

The ROXI also comes with a Sound Machine feature that streams meditation-friendly sounds and slumber-inducing white noise, as well as a selection of playlists curated by Electric Jukebox investors like Crow, Robbie Williams, and Stephen Fry. But let’s be real: It’s the karaoke screen that’s going get most people excited.

Crow says that if anything, she’s afraid she’ll have trouble prying her kids away from the ROXI, especially when it’s in karaoke mode. “But that’s great,” she says. “I’ll be able to subliminally introduce them to the music that I feel are the important references.”

For U.S. consumers already committed to a service like Spotify or Apple Music, the ROXI may be a tough sell. At $52 per year (the first year is included in the $200 price of the device itself), Electric Jukebox’s streaming service is cheaper than some existing music subscriptions, but it only works on the television–a nonstarter for anybody looking to stream music from their phones or in the car. Instead of going after entrenched music subscribers, the company is hoping to entice U.S. households by marketing the somewhat odd gadget with a family-friendly appeal and a dead simple, plug-and-play ease of use in the hopes of turning uncharted demographics like baby boomers onto the concept of streaming music. If they succeed, then sure, it’s easy to imagine families (not to mention twenty-something roommates) throwing impromptu karaoke parties and playing music trivia games.

The idea that playing more music will bring families closer together is more than just hype from a startup’s marketing department. There’s some science behind it. Last year, a study commissioned by Sonos in collaboration with Apple Music and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin found that playing music out loud at home made people more intimate and affection, less irritable, more inspired, and even more enthusiastic about doing household chores.

On the flip side, the science behind what our phones are doing to the brains of the next generation is still rolling in, but the early research doesn’t look promising. For this product launch, Electric Jukebox commissioned its own independent research with an outside firm, which showed that 72% of parents are concerned that their kids are missing out on precious time spent with family because they’re glued to personal devices (for an average of 39.5 hours per week, according to the same survey).

“Even though technology is meant to keep us connected, I feel like it’s created a vast disconnect,” Crow says. “When I’m performing, I see people who are incapable of just being in a room and having a collective experience because they’re either on their phone or they’re filming it and then they’re going to Instagram it or whatever it is that they do.”

For artists like Crow, the sea of glowing phones they see from the stage isn’t likely to subside anytime soon. But at least she can get some relief at home. For now.




[PIX] The Summer Wind, came blowin' in from across the sea...

Some nice photos shared by Sheryl on the net.

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"Perfect way to say goodbye to summer. A few days on the beach with my boys between touring and school starting, and got to meet up with some of the band, too!" -Sheryl

From left: Sheryl, Jen Gunderman, her hubby Audley Freed and Joshua Grange


Shrimps and crab legs! Yummy!


Jen and Audley dancing on the beach


Joshua Grange's feet





[NEWS] Pegasystems Announces Results from SU2C Fundraising Drive with Sheryl Crow

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced the results of its joint fundraising efforts with music icon and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow. This effort raised more than $270,000 for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to accelerating the pace of groundbreaking cancer research to get new therapies and treatments to patients quickly and save lives now.

The fundraising drive took place during PegaWorld 2017, Pega’s annual conference in Las Vegas from June 4-7, with the help of Ms. Crow, who performed during PegaWorld and helped promote the initiative. All donations raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by Pega and the Trefler Foundation.

Cancer claims millions of lives every year and impacts even more. As the number of new cases is expected to rise by approximately 70 percent over the next two decades, initiatives like SU2C are critical in working toward a world with more long-term survivors. SU2C has brought together more than 1,200 scientists from 144 institutions to fund 20 “Dream Teams” and seven translational research teams. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched, or completed more than 170 clinical trials.

Quotes & Commentary:
“As cancer continues to devastate our communities, speed is of the essence in the uphill battle against this vicious disease,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “We’re proud to have the chance to support an initiative making such strides in bringing innovative treatments to patients as rapidly as possible and look forward to witnessing the groundbreaking work that Stand Up To Cancer will continue in the future.”

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation to support Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative cancer research,” said Lisa Paulsen, Stand Up To Cancer co-founder. “Each dollar counts as we work toward turning every patient diagnosed with cancer into a long-term survivor, and we thank Pega and Sheryl Crow for their fundraising efforts.”

“I’d like to thank everyone in the Pega community and beyond that contributed to this important initiative,” said Sheryl Crow. “Organizations like Stand Up To Cancer are closing the gap to a cure and quickly putting treatment in the hands of those most in need.”

About Pegasystems
Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega® Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results. For more information on Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) visit





[VIDEO] "Be Myself" - Live @ Conan

(Note: this performance was aired yesterday but taped 2 months ago (on wednesday, June 7th. See also HERE)


[INTERVIEW] Backspin: Sheryl Crow Talks Cancer Battle, Music Business Battles, and ‘Being Herself’ at Age 55

By Lyndsey Parker
Yahoo Music
August 1, 2017

It has been almost a decade since Sheryl Crow released Detours, which she recorded shortly after she very publicly split with cyclist Lance Armstrong and completed breast cancer treatment. But the album — and particularly one track, “Make It Go Away (Radiation Song),” with its crushing lyrics like “I crawl into my circumstance/Lay on the table/Begging for another chance/I was a good girl/I can’t understand” — still resonates with her fellow cancer survivors.