Do YOU have to choose between your health and a paycheck?

 

(If you are a musician in Oklahoma, you do.)

Meet Jesse.  Jesse is a musician in Oklahoma.  A non-smoking musician who breathes in enough secondhand smoke during a performance to make him a pack-and-a-half pack a day smoker.

We think that that there is something wrong with this picture – but some in Oklahoma do not feel the same.  They tell Jesse and other talented, hard working musicians in Oklahoma that they “can go and get a job someplace else.”

Follow us on facebook and find out how you and your friends can help other musicans and music lovers be able to Breathe the Music.

Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck!

 

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Rich Gililand wants his workplace smoke-free

Rich Gililand is a musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma and like other musicians from across the state, he wants his workplace smoke-free.  Sadly, our lawmakers aren’t listening.  They think that Oklahoma IS smoke-free. 

If you are a musician, a bartender, a cocktail waitress, or work in a restaurant/establishment with a “separately ventilated room”, you do not have the same protections from secondhand smoke that other workers in Oklahoma currently enjoy. 

“I grew up in Tulsa have played music for nearly 30 years and for 30 years smoked about a pack a day. Breathing other peoples smoke in 400 smoke filled bars here and in Canada. In April 2 years ago I under went a quad bypass, at 53 yrs old!!!!!!! Long story short I don’t recomend the method but WHATEVER you have to do to quit, QUIT, and don’t play smoky bars. Still play/write and am releasing my 2nd CD in July I am now a disciple of SMOKE FREE and preach SMOKE FREE at every show.” -Rich Gililand/Musician

Join other Oklahoman’s like Rich and sign on to our petition, because EVERYONE, no matter where they work, has the right to breathe smoke-free air.

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Tuesday Evening in Tulsa

 

 

 

 

 

Every Tuesday evening, you can go and catch some great live and delicious food at Lambrusco’z in Tulsa.  They also are our newest supporters for Breathe the Music.

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Rock on Dwelling Spaces! Thanks for supporting Breathe the Music!

Rock on Dwelling Spaces! Thanks for supporting Breathe the Music from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Well – if you are from Tulsa then you probably know about Dwelling Spaces in The Blue Dome District.

What you might not know is that Dwelling Spaces hosts live music – amongst other things! When we were there, a new coffee bar was under construction – there is always something great to be had there.

Truly – once I was shopping there for some Toms for my kid and Ben Folds was looking for t-shirts for his wife and kids.

You never know who you will see there. We attached a link to their website. Go to EVENTS and see what they are going to be hosting next.

Thanks Mary Beth for supporting Breathe the Music.

http://www.dwellingspaces.net/

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Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom are smoke-free

 

 Thanks Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom! from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

In April, we caught up with General Manager Aaron to talk about Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District and their decision to be smoke-free.

Aaron shares with us that buisness is great. They bring in some great acts and their buisness keeps growing.

If you are ever in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District – this is a great place to check out.

Enso Bar/lounge offers a great place to see live music and hang out with friends. Also part of the same venues are Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom. Always something great happening in downtown Tulsa.

To find out more about this venue, go to: http://www.ensobar.com/

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Thanks Dwelling Spaces!

Well – if you are from Tulsa then you probably know about Dwelling Spaces in The Blue Dome District.

What you might not know is that Dwelling Spaces hosts live music – amongst other things! When we were there, a new coffee bar was under construction – there is always something great to be had there.

True story - once I was shopping there for some Toms for my kid and Ben Folds was looking for a t-shirt for his wife and kids. You never know who you will see there.

Thanks Mary Beth for supporting Breathe the Music.  If you ever come to Tulsa, be sure to check them out.   http://www.dwellingspaces.net/

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Going smoke-free will NOT hurt buisness!

Soundpony Tulsa supports Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Watch as Soundpony in Tulsa show support for Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma.

Soundpony is a stand alone bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma that has been open for 4 years. They have chosen to be smoke-free for all of those years, and say that buisness is great.

Listen as the owner talks about that, “…Even the smokers don’t mind going out back to smoke.”

Show your support of ALL Oklahoma bars going smoke-free by going to : www.breathethemusic.com

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Jimmy LaFave wants to be able to Breathe the Music

Jimmy LaFave wants to be able to Breathe the Music from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Before hitting the stage in Tulsa, OK at the Blue Dome Diner, Jimmy LaFave took a moment to talk about why smoke-free is an important issue to him.

As a non-smoker – Jimmy sometimes plays in smoke filled venues which make him breathe in lots of secondhand smoke.

Studies show that musicians breathe in so much secondhand smoke while playing one show, that it is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes.

If you every get a chance to see Jimmy LaFave – you should! It was a great show! To find out if he is playing near you, you can go to: http://www.jimmylafave.com/. This July, he will be at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.

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Jimmy LaFave is NOT a second-class citizen, help clear the air in his workplace.

 

Breathe the Music wants to thank Mr. Jimmy LaFave for his support!

As a non-smoker, Jimmy’s workplace isn’t always smoke-free. Together we can change that!

Please invite your friends and fellow-musicians to join our facebook fanpage.

Currently musicians are considered second-class citizens in Oklahoma.

Everyone – no matter where they work or perform – deserves to breathe clean air. Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck.

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Show YOUR support!

Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck.  Just ask these musicians.  They can’t do it alone and neither can we – take time to show your support and sign the petition.  NOW is the time to take the smoke out of bars and music venues – so that we can all BREATHE THE MUSIC!

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