Monthly Archives: January, 2008

Gerry McGee a 2008 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Eunice native Gerry McGee, a guitarist with The Ventures, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the band in ceremonies on March 10 in New York City.

Gerry’s career spans 50 years and includes work with Elvis Presley, John Mayall, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, the Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Booker T and many, many others. He is an amazingly talented guitarist and is the son of legendary Cajun musician Dennis McGee. Gerry was featured in a documentary by Pat Mire called “Forever My Love” in which Gerry travels South Louisiana playing with contemporaries and hearing stories about his legendary father. Gerry is a fluent speaker of French, plays accordion beautifully and knows many of his father’s songs. He is an incredibly humble person whose accomplishments and talent are a reflection of his passion for Louisiana. Congratulations!


New Year, New Ideas, ACTION

Thanks to my dear friend Nancy Tilton, I’m now plugged-in to TED. which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, an organization that’s been around since 1984 and which holds an annual conference that showcases the brightest minds on the planet. TED provides many of the conference presentations and talks online. Some 150 amazing, inspiring, disturbing and enlightening videos now feature people you’ve only dreamed of seeing and hearing in person. As Nancy said, “be prepared to get lost in this site.” Indeed, you can. But you’ll learn, laugh, cry and be exposed to some of the world’s most important people. Enjoy, and then take action. Happy New Year!