Songs for Jenny

October 13, 2009

Regular visitors to the Weather Stations know about Tony Pucci. He’s a friend down Minnesota way, a writer, poet, musician, podcaster and cold-cuts engineer. I always get a kick out of Tony’s output. His newest release, though, is what I want to talk about today.

Songs for Jenny came out last week. It’s a compilation CD of songs written by Pucci and others (Ricky Maymi, Stefan Horlitz, Shane Pex, Mark Moldre and Tim Powles of The Church), with a whole lot of talented guest vocalists. There’s no doubt it’s a good album. But what’s important is why it was made.

Tony put it together as a fundraiser for ALS research in his home state, Minnesota. It’s personal for him. His sister Jenny had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and lost her battle with it last year.

We live in a stupid world. America is spending billions on two wasted wars, while children are living with illnesses that threaten to cut their lives short. Public funds for disease research are tough to come by, and the agencies that work to help people fighting these deadly diseases are worked to the bone. This is why I like seeing individuals taking it upon themselves to reach out with a helping hand, doing it in a new way.

Good on ya, Tony.

Order it here.



  1. Aw, thanks, Mr. K! Interestingly, I just mailed you a copy about an hour ago…my best to you and yours!

  2. Wow, I got a “1 new message” on my Yahoo mail account while posting my first comment, and it turned out to be a notification of a Jenny CD sale to someone in Vancouver! Yeah, CANADA!!!

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