Saturday, January 21, 2006

Invite to a house concert, Feb 2, South Side, hosted by

Hi Friends, Neighbors and Others in Black & Gold Nation!

You are invited to our home / office for a community concert that features the song, "Don't Put Me In A Box" by singer/songwriter Johnsmith on Thursday, Feb 2.

Doors open at 5:30 for the first set, a family concert and mini-presentation slated from 6 to 7 pm. The second set has doors open at 7:15 for adults and music comes from 8 to 9 pm.

Johnsmith did a concert for us last year -- and he is fantastic. The message, "Don't Put Me In a Box" is positive, respectful and aims to avoid the use of LABELS. Johnsmith has a number of great, original tunes -- Kicking the Stone (good to stress the pedestrian aspects) -- Rooks in the Castle (change is in the air).

This concert, mixer, and rally is to gather and chart our course for the special election now slated for March 14, 2006 --- Pi Day. We can win on Pi Day!

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your space to the concert. We're opening our house to friends, family, students and supporters -- our treat. Artist contrubutions are welcomed. Same too with help with the campaign.

We'll be hosting more than 30 in-house TEAs and will release a complete line-up of events. soon. I hope we can mingle and talk about the city and our region very soon. But first, we want to ramp up with this evening (I know its a school night) of music on Feb 2 at our campaign headquarters, 108 South 12th Street, South Side.

You can hear Johnsmith on our campaign CD. The tune, Don't Put Me In a Box, is the third musical selection. You can get your own copy of the CD at any of the public candidate events. Check for the latest schedule.

HOT Press Releases:

Campaign Finance Reform

Penguins, Recreational Facility


Mark Rauterkus
Candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, district 3, special election,
March 14, 2006
412 298 3432 = cell

Today, Jan 20, is the feast of St. Sebastian, patron of the
athlete. As you get your game face on, put a few prayers in the bank. Take a knee, think wide-right, whatever. You know the drill.

The priest mentioned St. Sebastian as he presided over the MLK day funeral of two-time Olympic medalist, 400 IMer (swimmer), Butler native, Eric Namesnik.

Pittsburgh let's choose to think again and vote for Freedom, Future, Fitness and Flow. I want to go to work on Grant Street and make kids a priority. Pittsburgh's destiny is as a place for families to live and thrive, not just survive.


Mark Rauterkus said...

From my mom's email blaast list...



Our Father, who art in Pittsburgh,
Football be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, 4 Super Bowls won,
On earth as it is in Heinz Field.
Give us this day a playoff victory.
And forgive us our penalties,
As we defeat those who play against us.
And lead us into a victory, and
Deliver us to Detroit.


Mark Rauterkus said...

Joke from Rich T.

Peyton Manning died. When he got to heaven, GOD was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Colts flag in the window. "This
house is yours for eternity, Peyton" said GOD. "This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here."
Payton felt special and walked up to his house. On his way up the porch, he noticed another house. It was a 3-story mansion with a Black and Gold sidewalk, a 50 foot tall flagpole with an enormous Steelers flag and in every window, a Terrible Towel. Peyton looked at GOD and said "GOD, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but why does Ben Roethlisberger get a better house
than me?" GOD chuckled and said, "Peyton that's not Ben's house, it's mine."