Some of Laura's favorite links!
If you enjoy Laura's shows and recordings, you might like some of the other projects Laura and her husband Pat been involved with. Also, check out the work of some of our friends who have helped us along the way...
The Comedy Wire -- Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth's daily syndicated radio humor service. Click here to see samples of their Comedy Wire material, to buy autographed copies of their book, "Nine Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers," or to book Pat for a really funny speaking engagement about the Hallmarks of Losers.
Wings of Love Bird Haven - A wonderful volunteer parrot rescue that Laura supports. She also writes a monthly column for their newsletter. If you can spare a few bucks, please help out this very worthy organization!
North Texas Skeptics/Laura's "Up A Tree" Comic Strip --Laura and Pat are longtime members of this group that promotes rational thought and good science. Laura contributed her parrot-centric comic strip "Up A Tree" to their newsletter for several years while Pat was the editor. You'll find a collection of her strips here, featuring some deceptively cute parrots based on their real pets. For more laughs, poke around the site for Pat's old "Third Eye" columns. It earned him a reputation in Skeptic circles as the P.J. O'Rourke of the paranormal.
Hollywood Hi-Fi -- Read excerpts from Pat Reeder and George Gimarc's hilarious book about outrageous records by such woeful celebrity "singers" as Leonard Nimoy, Jack Webb and the Brady Bunch. Hear clips and see Pat & George's video record reviews. Hailed by the Phoenix Sun as "the best weird book of the year!"
Rigby -- Home page of our friend, Amy Rigby, a wonderful, hilarious singer/songwriter and composer
of the title track from "Keep It To Yourself." Amy's many albums are all
superb, and if they aren't in your CD collection, get cracking
and buy them now!
Ken Levine -- This
former writer for "Cheers," "MASH" and "Frasier" has the best
site on the Internet for comedy writers or just for fans of
that dying art form of the truly witty sitcom. And
check out his terrific podcast!
-- Dallas actor/critic John
Garcia's chatty, informative, hilarious and free e-mail
newsletter that keeps you incredibly informed on theater
happenings in both Dallas and New York.
Koop Kooper's "Cocktail Nation" - The arbiter of all things cool, swank and tiki-tinged. Shake up a martini and groove to podcasts of previous radio shows, including one where Koop interviewed Laura about her CD, "Necessary Evil."
City World Radio - NYC's online radio station, featuring the terrific Great American Songbook show, "Lounging With Lombardi," hosted by legendary DJ, John Lombardi.
Mitchell -- The queen of
hilarious, satirical folk songs and Laura's BFF. She
is an inspiration to all late-bloomers, having worked as a
secretary for 30 years before embarking on her now-illustrious
musical career. Don't get "lost in the mall," click this
link and buy her CDs online!
Grounds -- A wonderful singer, promoter
of the cabaret art form, and heck of a nice guy.
-- The "Dallas Diva," one of our finest
singer/actresses. Not only plays cabarets and clubs, but
if you've seen a musical in Dallas in recent years, chances
are Denise was in it and won some sort of award for it.
Gott -- Laura's partner in the hit revue, "Cole
Porter: Elegance & Decadence,"
Women's Chorus of Dallas -- Like the sound of great female singers? Now, imagine a whole lot of them singing together in perfect harmony. Well, you don't have to imagine it: just check out the Women's Chorus of Dallas. Click here for performance schedules and to buy their CDs.
Corner - A great resource for musicians or anyone
interested in jazz.
About Jazz - The name says it all.
Cafe Songbook - Home of the Great American Songbook online, with tons of information about the songs and songwriters that make up one of America's greatest treasures.
Cabaret Hotline -- An excellent
source of news, reviews and info about performers in the
cabaret scene, complete with links to their websites
Is A Cabaret"
- If you want to know anything about West Coast
cabaret, from who's playing in Palm Springs
to what auditions are open in L.A. to where to find
a sober pianist on a Friday night,
you must subscribe to Les' incredibly informative and
from New Yorker cartoons to old Doris Day movie
D.C. Anderson -- An amazing singer, a writer of songs both heartbreaking and hilarious, and just in general, an all-around great guy. And who else would write a song with a title like, "My Ass Looks Fantastic"?
Links That Are Fun and/or Useful
SNOWBALL, the Dancing Cockatoo
-- The cockatoo who scientifically provedd that birds have a
sense of musical rhythm, although we already knew that from our
dancing parrots and cockatoos. Our whole house is like
this every day. Or LIKE
FROSTIE, the Dancing Cockatoo, who may
be even funnier.
-- The music our parrots dance to all day long. The
greatest radio station on the Internet, all pop and jazz songs
of about 1925-1935.
-- A cool magazine for creative women with attitude.
Tom Lehrer -- Some critics have called Laura a sexier version of
Tom Lehrer. She won't argue since Tom Lehrer is a
satirical genius, plus he can do math in his head.
Laura's tongue-twisting list of cosmetic brands, "These Are
The Very Promise of a Youth That is Ephemeral," has been
compared to Lehrer's "The Elements," which can be found here in a very clever Flash animation
Weird Al Yankovic --
Laura likes to say that if Julie Andrews and Weird Al Yankovic
had a child, it would be her. So visit her spiritual
daddy and one of her all-time idols on the web and see his
classics, his latest song parodies and much more!
Handbags! -- A site that points
you to all kinds of great handbags and accessories.
The Wig Mall -- Exactly what you think it is.
-- Human-Edited Web Directory - over 2,000,000
DirectoryB2B.com -- Comprehensive Human-Edited
Directory of busineses