Return to Plagarism--And an Amazing "COINCIDENCE" in Huntington Long Island by Feng Shui Long Island New York

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I absolutely believe in SPONTENAITY!  I DO NOT, however, believe in "Coincidences."  I know I wouldn't "come across" some of the wonderful finds if I wasn't spontaneous.  As a Feng Shui Consultant in Long Island and New York City, I am often able after a Feng Shui consultation to enjoy MORE of the day in whatever area I happen to find myself in.  I have passed this quality on to my daughter and fellow Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano--in short, we work well together and "play" well together!

After a Feng Shui Consultation on Sunday in the gorgeous town of Huntington Harbor in Oyster Bay Long Island, we decided to stop in Huntington first and then on to the camp where Laura had been to as a child and now is a counselor.  It is West Hills Day Camp that both she and my son Adam attended for years-although I had visited most of the camps on Long Island when I walked into West Hills I was instantly enchanted---and still am!  But that's in another post (and I DO have a point here :).

While passing the camp we saw there were people and decided to stop in.  We found the owner and asked if we would be permitted to take photos and do a blog (which is upcoming) about West Hills and he graciously agreed.  It was open on Sunday in support of a candidate and the band  that was playing was phenomenal.

John Hall by Feng Shui Long Island & New York

 

 

 

 

John Hall on Right

John Hall by Feng Shui Long Island & New York

A GREAT concert--he's still the one : )

I was a little taken aback, however, when the leader of the band started speaking of "people stealing others' works-written or otherwise" and that one of HIS songs had been stolen. He said he finally had to send a Cease and Desist letter.  I felt like he was looking at and talking to me after my post:   Not "JUST" Plagarism Anymore--I've Become "The Blog Watcher" by Feng Shui Long Island & New York                 This was the lead singer from the 70's band ORLEANS and the song he was speaking of is "Still The One."  His name?  John Hall---although they don't look the same, apparently that's who it was!  Before he became a Congressman he was the co-founder and lead Singer of ORLEANS.

Don't lose your spontenaity....if you don't have it, try it.  We would have missed a wonderful concert!

John Hall is now a Congressman--and finally had to send a cease and desist to McCain to stop using his song "STILL THE ONE."  McCain prompty went on to use ANOTHER popular song--

**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island.  Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City (Manhattan) and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction.  Workshops and lectures are also provided for small and large groups and companies.  Distance Consultations always available as well.  Please visit       http://www.FengShuiLI.com

 

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Joan Mirantz
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Carole...what an interesting story. Were the Congressman and the guy playing the guitar supposed to be the same person?

Hmmm hair and a mustache do wonders!

Sep 10, 2008 04:11 PM #15
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Cristal Drake
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Wow crazy!  I do love your sponanaety and that you passed it down to your daughter, that is the best!

Sep 10, 2008 05:37 PM #16
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Laura Cerrano
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Audrey, I would have been a 'snitch' too, that's terrible. And I would have confronted the agent!
Sep 10, 2008 07:47 PM #17
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I have no top bars to bold or reply at one time :( I don't think AR likes me these days so here's separate comments:
Sep 10, 2008 07:48 PM #18
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Janice, I didn't know that! What a gorgeous place, I would have hated to leave. I want to do a post about it with photos we took but my pics are not coming out right...Ar is supposed to be looking into the problem,....but come for a visit :)
Sep 10, 2008 07:50 PM #19
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Kate, I watched it on TV, I didn't know you would be so close to me :) I do remember your post that you were leaving to help out and I'm so glad for everyone it wasn't nearly as bad as expected....let's hope the same thing for Ike.
Sep 10, 2008 07:51 PM #20
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Joan, That IS the same person! I wasn't sure either but I know who I saw and I know the rant and came home to find it on YouTube....then I realized why the concert was so great!
Sep 10, 2008 07:53 PM #21
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Cristal, Sometimes I'm not so sure it's a good quality but I can't tell you the number of things I would have missed by PLANNING things! I like that I am able to be spontaneous now and not so much 'on schedules.'
Sep 10, 2008 07:54 PM #22
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Val Allocco
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Hi Carole,

I'm having some internet problems this evening (I keep losing the wireless connection), so I'm going to try and answer quickly while I still have half a chance to send this!

I KNOW that you have been having major problems with plagiarism and I am also aware that songwriters/composers go through this quite often.  Some people apparently believe that you can take someone else's words and change them up a bit to produce them as your own.  The problem is that you'll always get caught...it might take some time, but it will catch up with you.

I truly hope that your plagiarist sees this article and the subsequent comments; perhaps a 'light bulb' will go off and that person will 'cease and desist' and stop trying to BE as eloquent as you!

Val

Sep 10, 2008 08:32 PM #23
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Joan Whitebook
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That is a great story -- thanks for sharing it with us. I guess the Republicans think the Democrats songs speak to them (lol). Interesting clip from UTube.
Sep 10, 2008 08:51 PM #24
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What a surprise story here! I love all those 70's musicians, so pioneering effective & original--- unlike politicians who pretty much have to fit a mold--- or sometimes turn into mold. :-)

Sep 10, 2008 09:08 PM #25
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Debbie DiFonzo
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Great post Carole on so many levels. Have to say, I never thought about "SPONTANEITY" vs coincidence. . . If politicians take short cuts with their ads, not obtaining permission to use a song, wonder what other short cuts they take?

Sep 10, 2008 09:58 PM #26
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Val, I didn't realize it was so widespread! Goodness, shouldn't a person running for President be aware of this?? It was a great concert, though! And that person who had stolen mine, I DO follow up. She ASKS people and they are credited and everything else was taken down. Perhaps that's what her "book" was filled with.
Sep 11, 2008 07:42 AM #27
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Joan, I was so surprised to find it but glad I did! At first I thought he was talking about ME :)
Sep 11, 2008 07:44 AM #28
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Mara! I LOVE the way you put that--And I was glad I found it on YouTube because I didn't kow the lead singer of Orleans was having an issue (AND at that concert :)!
Sep 11, 2008 07:46 AM #29
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Debbie, I have to say I thought the same thing....these people MAKE the laws, does that mean it's ok to BREAK them? At the very least shouldn't they KNOW them??
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Interesting experience. I agree with you, there are no coincidences.  Unfortunately when you're creative and original it seems like there is always someone who feels the need to copy.

Sep 11, 2008 12:37 PM #31
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Kevin & Monica,  This was so interesting to find...our lawmakes don't know the law!  To me it's unbelievable!

Eloise, Did you contact the person?  Or their webmaster?  I wouldn't want my name with inaccurate information on someone's site and I wish I could give you a better answer.  Something else to worry about, apparently!  I hope they rectify it for you.

Sep 13, 2008 06:24 PM #33
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Wow!  This is not making a good impression.  Only seven weeks left till the big day.  He has a lot to recover.

Sep 13, 2008 06:47 PM #34
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Melody, Not at ALL....I do wonder, though, how many people even realize it. Had I not been there for the concert and had heard them using the song, I would have assumed they asked permission!
Sep 15, 2008 03:49 PM #35
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