Archive for November, 2009

“WRITE A SONG/CRISTMAS TIME IS HERE” (A Christmas Song by Renee Ashley Baker…

November 30, 2009

 

“WRITE A SONG”

"Christmas Time Is Here"

“WRITE A SONG” (Christmas Time Is Here)
by
Renee Ashley Baker
Lyrics by Renee Ashley Baker
Copyright 2009 by Renee Ashley Baker
 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
(Set To “Christmas Time Is Here”. Music by Vince Guarldi and Original Lyrics by Annie Haslam)

Christmas Time Is Here
Time For Thankful Cheer
Write A Song Of Love Forlorn
And I’ll Pull You Near

Christmas Time Is Fine
Joyful It Reminds
Write A Rhyme of Happy Times
And I’ll Call You Mine

What Note Sends You High

Floating Through The Sky

Find A Chord That’s Snug  and Warm

And Then My Love I’ll Sigh

Christmas Time Is Here

 Lovers Dreams To Share  

 Misseltoe , the music flows,

 to win my heart just dare

Oh win my heart just dare

VIEW VIDEO (and sing along)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=213PQuV83-o

Press Release/For Immediate Release: Christmas Songwriting Contest

November 30, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

POPULAR BLOG HOSTS NATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST

Attention Songwriters: Enter Your Original ‘Christmas Song’ and Win Exposure!

You have heard these words haven’t you: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire–Jack Frost nipping at your nose–Yuletide carols being sung by a choir–and folks dressed up like Eskimos” (It is Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song”). Or–what about: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas–It’s The Best Time Of The Year” (These words written by Actor/Folk Singer Burl Ives). Or — what about 13 year old Jimmy Boyd saying, “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause underneath the misseltoe last night” (Three weeks after Jimmy Boyd’s song was released it was No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, selling 2 million records in fewer than 10 weeks!).

“It is indeed the songwriter who makes the musical world go round” says Renee Ashey Baker. “Without the songwriter, Daryl Hall and John Oates would have been without words or music to their unforgettably enjoyable Christmas video ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock’. Right?”

Renee Ashley Baker (a Blogger/Photographer) is hosting this first national “Original Christmas Song’ songwriting contest because (a) She wants to help undiscoverd songwriters and (b) She wants to help undiscovered songwriters….

Renee says, “All of my favorite songwriters are, of course, the brilliant ones like Cole Porter, The Bergmans, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Daryl Hall, Dolly Parton etc etc etc….”

The winners of the “Original Christmas Song Songwriting Contest” will be selected by Renee Ashley Baker. All songs entered will remain the property of the songwriter/copyright holder. There is No entry fee. There is also No cash prize, No promise of publishng, and No recording contract offered. However, Renee has a popular Blog (“About Renee Ashley Baker On WordPress”) that is filled with 40 years of ‘rock music and pop music’. And–who knows when some web surfing ‘talent agent’ might click onto (and enjoy) Renee’s eclectic blogosphere meandersings….

How To Enter?
1. Open a MySpace account if you don’t already have one(You must be at least 17 years of age).
2. Upload to your MySpace Profile Page, a video of yourself singing/playing your ‘Original Christmas Song’.
3. Email the link to your ‘MySpace profile Page’ to: “Christmas Song Contest Entry” at Rbstudios @ Yahoo.com

Want More Information? Hurry–the contest closes December 15, 2009.
Visit: www MySpace.com/ReneeBakerStudios

CONTACT: Renee Ashley Baker
Rbstudios @ Yahoo.com

Thanksgiving! Ready, Set, Go!

November 23, 2009

No Tall Turkey Dinner with Lesley L. Smith

Waterford Irish Crystal Heirloom Bowl

Saint Louis Crystal by Hermes (Gold)

A White Wine Spritzer ?

Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail (by AvenueFood on Flickr)

Caviar Blini

FIRST: GATHER (FOR SERVING)

A. Silver Turkey Platter and Serving Dishes
B. Crystal Punch Bowl and Crystal Cups
C. Crystal Wine Carafe with matching Crystal Stemware
D. White Wine (in bottles) and New York Seltzer (in bottles or cans)
E. Champagne (in bottles), Pomegranate Juice (in bottles), and Crystal Champagne Flutes.
F. Beluga Caviar (For Caviar Blinis)

SECOND: ASSEMBLE (FOR COOKING)

I. Secret Weapons (In The Kitchen)
A. Carving Knives sold at Korin.com
B. Microplane Grater/Zester sold at Microplane.com
C. Perfect Pounder sold at Biggestlittlekitchenstore.com

II. Special Help (Chefs-For- Hire)
A. Big City Chefs at BigCityChefs.com

III. Special Diets (Gluten Free)
A. GensGuiltlessGourmet.com

IV. AT THE BAR (Create The Best Party Bar At Home)

A. For The Punch Bowl “James Beard’s Punch” (Yield: 50 Servings)

Recipe:
5 quarts strawberries
5 cups finely granulated sugar
5 bottles Moselle
10 bottles champagne
3 bottles claret

1. Place hulled strawberries in a large crystal punch bowl set in cracked ice.
2. Sprinkle with sugar and pour the Moselle over them.
3. Let stand two to six hours.
4. When ready to serve, add chilled champagne and claret for the color.
5. Serve with a berry in each cup.

B. For The Wine Carafe “Renee Ashley Baker’s New York Fizz” (Yield: 2-10 carafes)
Recipe:
Chilled white wine (2-10 Bottles or as needed)
New York Seltzer (2-10 Cans or Bottles or as needed)
1. Fill wine carafe 3/4 full with white wine
2. Add 1 can or 1 bottle of New York Seltzer (in your favorite flavor)
3. Stir Well

V. THANKSGIVING BRUNCH

(Renee Ashley’s Favorite Champagne/Caviar Brunch)
Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails and Caviar Blinis

A. Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails
Recipe: Renee’s Recipe Page (link below)
B. Caviar Blinis Recipe: Renee’s Recipe Page (link below)

VI. THANKSGIVING DINNER
For Recipes Above Visit: Epicurious.com

VI. RENEE ASHLEY’S THANKS….

I, Renee Ashley, am thankful for:
A. 21 Men: 21 Men at 21 Companies who are giving Renee Ashley $21 Million Dollars (via Jerry Ford’s Ford Modeling Agency)
B. 60 Men: 60 Men/ 60 “white male love matches” (via eHarmony)
C. 2 Men: Mr. Rush Limbaugh and Mr. Getty (both of whom I’ll talk to about a radio show in New York City)
D. 2 Men: Mr. Robert Iger (Disney Chairman) and Mr. Rupert Murdoch (20th Century Fox Chairman)
E. 2 Parents: My father (Mr. Ashley) and My mother (Mrs. Ashley) and My brother (James)
F. Senator Edward M. Kennedy for his last words… “True Compass”….

VII. A LOVELY THANKSGIVING DINNER
I, Renee Ashley, will be having Thanksgiving dinner in Cherry Creek with a handsome man (he is German)….

HAPPY HOLIDAY !

FROM RENEE ASHLEY aka RENEE ASHLEY BAKER ….

Facts, Fallacies, and Close Encounters: The Strange New Evidence Recently Discovered In The 46 Year Old Murder Case Of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy….

November 18, 2009

NOVEMBER 22ND

(WHO HAS THE KEYS ?)

(SCROLL DOWN TO SEE “BLACK FRIDAY” BELOW)

Black Friday….For The Black Knight

November 18, 2009

BLACK KNIGHT ?

Valiant Val Kilmer

“Batman Forever” starring Val Kilmer …..

BLACK FRIDAY ?

Did you know that every First Lady — up to and including Jackie Kennedy– shopped at Neiman Marcus? (Well, maybe not Martha but–she would have….)

Renee Ashley’s Neiman Marcus….On Black Friday (or on white Wednesday)…. Neiman Marcus is the place to shop. “I, Renee Ashley, have a closet full of Chanel dresses”….So, for that perfect silk Chanel silk blouse (or for that handsome cashmere turtleneck sweater for him) always visit Neiman Marcus….

plus….A SHOUT OUT!

I, Renee Ashley (aka Renee Ashley Baker) give a “Shout Out To Val Kilmer”….

ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashley Baker, will sign a contract with Ford Modeling Agency for representation to 21 Companies for $21 MILLION DOLLARS (companies that include Chanel, Chanel cosmetics–“Renee Perfume by Chanel”–, AT&T, IBM, and Swarovski for a line of jewelry boxes to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”….)
I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be moving to Germany (to Berlin).

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Etiquette, Manners and Protocol (More Caviar On Toast Please….)

November 16, 2009

Beluga Caviar

This Season: Party Planners ….

Who Will Be Renee Ashley Baker’s Teacher ?

WHY LADY ELIZABETH ANSON OF COURSE….

Lady Elizabeth Anson gives private lessons in Protocol, Etiquette and Good Manners. But….for those who can’t schedule private lessons (in New York or London) with Lady Anson you can catch her “party tips in “The Party Planners Book”….(check Amazon.com)

ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

christofle-tea-service

Renee Ashley Baker's Christofle Tea Service

TEA: I, Renee Ashley Baker, hate coffee. I don’t go to coffee shops (where the coffee is too strong–furniture polish strong….) So, I, Renee Ashley Baker, am a tea drinker and my favorite is Earl Grey.

FORD MODELS: Yes–I, Renee Ashley Baker, will sign a contract with Ford Modeling Agency for representation to 21 Companies (which include: Chanel, Chanel Cosmetics–Renee Perfume By Chanel”–Jimmy Choo, AT&T, IBM, Yahoo (not Google) and Swarovski for a line of jewelry boxes to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”….

VETERAN’S DAY: Sources of Support For Soldiers, For Veterans (For Wednesday)

November 10, 2009
Young JFK in Navy Uniform

Young JFK in Navy uniform

“SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER”
BY
RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashey Baker, am a “soldier’s daughter”…. I, Renee Ashley Baker, am an Army Brat (and an Air Force Brat)…. My father–Mr. Ashley–was an Army soldier and was awarded “good conduct medals”. (My father–Mr. Ashley–served in the Korean War). My mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s wife” and my mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s mother” (as my brother “James” served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force during which time he did “secret work” for the U.S. Secret Service)….. I, Renee Ashley Baker, fondly remember many childhood days spent on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley BAker, remember being on Scott Air Force Base (in St. Louis Missouri) attending “air shows” (on holidays) and going “grocery shopping” at the “PX” (every weekend). I, Renee Ashley Baker, remember happy teenage days “recreating” on Lowry Air Force Base (in Denver, Colorado) at the on base ‘bowling alley’ and at the on base ‘movie theatre’. I, Renee Ashley Baker (as an adult–as a young woman) worked on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley Baker, was employed at the U.S. Air Force Finance Center (located on old Smith Road in Denver). I, Renee Ashley Baker, was also emplyed at the old Veteran’s Hospital as a GS-2 and later got promoted to a GS-3….(I was a clerk-typist)…I, Renee Ashley Baker, am now and always will be proud to have come from a “military family”.

NOW BELOW….SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR SOLDERS AND FOR VETERANS….

Blue Star Help: From Ollie and Donald Moran

I. MAIL DAY
Soldier’s helper Ollie, says, “The soldiers on deploy, especially in Afghanistan, look forward to “mail day”. So–why not show our soldiers how much we appreciate them fighting for our “Freedom” ? Why not send a soldier a greeting card? A “greeting card” will bring a smile to a soldier’s face on mail day”.

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “Hey public school teachers–why not have your student’s make “greeting cards’ on Veterans’ Day and send them to our soldiers overseas? Call it “CFS Day”. That is “Card’s For Soldier’s Day”….)

II. WHAT ELSE DO SOLDIERS NEED?
Soldier’s helper Ollie says there are many other things that soldiers over seas need. A “care package” containing one or more of the following items would really help:
1. Boot Socks (made of Alpaca wool)
2. Crystal Lite drink packets or Disney drink packets (they help bottle field water taste better)
3. Snacks Like: Nabisco 100 Calorie Packets or 8-20 Mini Coockie Packs
4. Spices (Great way for kids to help as they can take $1 from their piggy bank and buy a ‘spice’ ath the Safeway or Albertson’s Supermarket)
5. DVD’s (Movies
6. Video Games

III. Ollie’s Soldier/Vet Helper Website: Do visit Ollie’s and Donald’s Websites:
a. Home front Heroes
http://www.homefront heroes.us
b. Lost and Found
http://www.lostandfoundinc.org

PLUS…FOR COMMANDO AID

KOMANDO AID
http://www.Operationkomando.com (aka Kim Komando.com)

PLUS….FOR VETS RE-ENTERING THE WORK FORCE

TROOPS TO TEACHERS
http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com

PLUS…FOR VETS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

USA COFFEE COMPANY
http://www.usacoffeecompany.com

The Deal: $3 of every bag of coffee sold by U.S. Coffee Company goes to the IAVA (the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

PLUS….FOR A VETERAN WITH A WISH

WISH UPON A HERO
http://www.wishuponahero.com

To Give or To Receive? This “wish granting website”, founded by Dave Dujenny, fulfills vets wishes such as: (a) A trip to Pearl Harbor for a WWII Vet (b) A bike (c) Eyeglasses (d) A prom dress

PLUS….FOR VETERANS’ FAMILIES

A ONE STOP SOURCE–MILITARY ONE SOURCE
http://www.militaryonesource.org

PLUS….FOR PARALYZED VETS

PARALYZED VETS OF AMERICA
WWW.pva.org/go petty

PLUS FOR VETERANS HELPING OTHER VETERANS

COMMUNITY OF VETERANS
www. communityofveterans.org

PLUS FOR SOLDIERS ACTIVE (OR INACTIVE)

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK (TO SOLDIERS)

(a) FREE CELL PHONES
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Donate your old cell phone to a soldier. You can erase cell phone data first at http://www.recellular.com

(b) FREE AIRLINE TICKETS
http://www.HeroMiles.org

(c) FREE VIDEO GAMES
http://www.popcap.com

(d) FAVOR WHILE YOU SHOP
http://www.goodshop.com

Good Shop is an “online mall” of all your favorite stores. After you are finished shopping a “percentage” of your shopping proceeds go to your favorite veteran’s charity (if you specify).

PLUS….FOR MARCHING TROOPS

WARM SOCKS (BOOT SOCKS)
http://purelyalpaca.com/MikeGallagher.html

PLUS….FOR RENEE’S VETERANS ….HONOR

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
www.

Bill Worcester the Founder of Wreaths Across America, wants to put wreaths on 27 million Soldier’s graves. Want to help? Contact: Bill Worcester at Worcester Wreath Company

PUS….FOR YOUR INFORMATION (A QUIZ)

Answer: U.S. Army General Ann Dunwoody
Question: Can You Name Americas First Female 4 Star General?

Answer: U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki
Question: Can you name the new 4 Star General appointed to head Veteran’s Affairs?

Answer: “Flyboys”
Question: Can you name George McGovern’s book about military pilots?

Answer: “McGruder”
Question: Name the Hero Soldier who fought the Battle of Okinawa ?

Answer: “Tommy”
Question: Name the Hero General last named Franks who fought the Battle of Iraqs and Afghanistan ?

Answer: “John”
Question: Name the Hero Sailor who rescued men from the PT Boat “PT 109”?

Answer: “Charles”
Question: Name the Hero Poet who wrote the poem “It Is The Soldier”?

Portrait of Renee by James….

November 7, 2009

Marilyn Monroe by James Gill

I, Renee Ashley Baker, will hire (commission) James Gill to paint Renee Ashley Baker’s portrait….

25 “MORE” THINGS ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

Renee Ashley Baker’s Exercise Routine

1. Nordic Trac Ski Machine
2. Ballet Bar
3. Jonathan Urla Pilates,
and….
4. Renee Ashley Baker will meet (“date”) all 60 of the white males (that is the “love matches”) that have been “love matched” with Renee Ashley Baker on eHarmony.
5. Renee Ashley Baker “may” do a “radio show” (in New York City) which hopefully will be sponsored by Amazon.com, Yahoo/Bing and General Motors (or Mercedes Benz).
6. Renee Ashley Baker will sign a contract with Ford Modeling Agency for representation to 21 Companies for $21 million dollars (companies which include Chanel, Chanel Cosmetics –Renee Perfume by Chanel, Jimmy Choo, AT&T, Rolex and Swarovski for jewelry boxes to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”.
7. Renee Ashley Baker will be moving to Germany (Berlin)

Wednesday: Sarah Jessica Parker

November 4, 2009

 

 

The Broderick Twins

Sarah Jessica and Mathew on ContactMusic

SEE BABY (Times Two….)

See Baby Learn (for Infants and Tots)
ART: Creativity Express (Designed by former Disney animators) COUNTING 1,2,3,: Zelda (children’s books) by Carol Gardner)
VIDEOS: ThatbabyDVD.com

See Baby Wear
GREEN BABY WEAR: Baby Soles
FASHION BABY WEAR:
Suede Baby Jumpers by Ugg Australia Outerwear ($135 at Bloomingdale’s)
Baby Puffer Jacket by JCrew ($98 at jcrew.com)
DIAMOND BABY WEAR: Babycz.com

See Baby Beauty
VANITY BABY HAIR : Silver Comb & Brush Set by Best & Co ($198 at Bergdorf Goodman)

See Baby Dry Off: Monogrammed Baby Towels ($88 Leotine Linens at Bergdorf Goodman)

See Baby Play:
CRAYON SET “Intrax” ($150 at Vivre.com)

See Baby Roll
BABY BUGGY: Pram by Silver Cross Baby ($2,800 at silvercrossbaby.com)

See Baby Travel
JET SET BABY: Baby B’Air Airplane Safety Vest

Special Thanks: Contact (for the Photograph)

TEA: By the Spot (and By the Pot)

November 2, 2009
christofle-tea-service

Renee Ashley Baker's Christofle Tea Service

TEA: A HOW TO

On white linen sit delicate tea cups and saucers and — tea sandwiches (for a Parlor), tea cakes (for a Cozy), or smoked eggs (for an Adventurous) tea !

Parlor
(The Tea)
Spring First
Gold Tipped Assam
Large Wulong Signal Fancy
(The Tea Sandwiches)
Smoked Salmon and Watercress
Cucumber and Mint
Tomato and Butter

COZY
(The Tea)
Earl Grey Massala Chai
(The Tea Cakes)
Ginger-Lime Cookies
Bourbon Currant Cookies
Tea Buns

ADVENTUROUS
(The Tea)
Chinese Oolong
(The Tea Sandwiches)
Curried Chicken
Smoked Eggs

Where To Buy:
Specialty Cookies: La Tour d’Argent distributed by Crossings Speciality Tea: McNulty’s Tea in New York City
Specialty Tea Club: The Tea Club (1-800 385 5532)

ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER
1. I, Renee Ashley Baker, will meet 60 Men (the 60 eHarmony men) that she has been “love matched” with on eHarmony).
2. I, Renee Ashley Baker, will sign with Ford Modeling Agency (in New York City) for representation to 21 Companies (which include Chanel, Chanel cosmetics–“Renee Perfume by Chanel”, Jimmy Choo, AT&T/Blackjack and Swarovski for a line of “jewelry boxes” to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called “Pandora”)