DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for some information pertaining to music. I spoke with the executive director for L/A Arts, and he referred me to the Sun Journal. He explained that you have a column called Sun Spots, where I might be able to find the information I am looking for.

Several weeks ago on TV (not sure which station, possibly PBS), I heard a song called “Maine on My Mind,” which I just fell in love with. The song is sung by an older gentleman with a woman singing in the background while playing piano. It is such a beautiful song about Maine.

Also I was looking to find more music by Maine artist Spose, who sings “I’m Awesome.” I tried looking online but can only find that one song. I would so appreciate it if anyone could help me. Thank you. — Michelle Provencher, Yarmouth, [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots is afraid she didn’t have any luck with the first part of your question. Someone else asked the same question on askpedia.com, and they weren’t able to find a response either. Without a few more details, Sun Spots is stumped. Perhaps a reader will be able to help.

As for Spose, Sun Spots found a story in the Portland Press Herald (http://tinyurl.com/39sfjww) about Spose being signed by a record company. It mentions a previous album, “Preposterously Dank.” There are places to download it online, but Sun Spots isn’t sure how legal they are. A few sites listed the album for sale but then said it was not available. However, you can listen to two of his songs, including “I’m Awesome,” on his MySpace page.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to know a current address to write to Susan Boyle, the singer from the United Kingdom. — Michael Gaudin, [email protected]

ANSWER: You can write to her at Susan Boyle, c/o talkbackthames, 1 Stephen St., London, W1T 1AL, England. Sun Spots was inspired by your question to watch her performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, via YouTube. What an amazing voice she has!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The MAVReC Car Club, Have Records Will Travel and C.J.’s Hall are sponsoring a benefit dance to help with medical expenses for 2-year-old Rianna Innman, who is suffering from a devastating illness.

The dance will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, at C.J.’s Hall, Webster Street, Lewiston, from 8 p.m. to midnight, $10 per person or $15 a couple. There will be a 1950s, 1960s and country music mix, cash bar, bring your own snacks. Please come and support little Rianna. Thank you. — RondaJo, MAVRec’s

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the Aug. 2 letter about getting rid of wasps: Use a tank-type vacuum, tie the nozzle to a ladder, have nozzle right next to opening where wasps enter. Leave it running for eight hours or so in order to get any returning wasps. Afterward, plug up the opening. — Robert Poisson, Lewiston

ANSWER: Sun Spots cautions that this method has a downside: Mr. Sun Spots left his shop vac running for hours (for a different purpose), and it burned up the motor. Perhaps they might try your technique in either just the evening or morning when the wasps are on the move.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the woman who was having trouble with bees or hornets, I’m not sure as I’ve only had ground nests and hanging nests outside, but dish soap kills bees and the like and deters new nests.

I used a biodegradable, environmentally safe soap and poured it in the nest/burrow hole and hosed it into the in-ground nest. For hanging nests, I put soap into the hose sprayer. You may adapt it to a squirt bottle on a hard spray and get some distance.

I’m not allergic so I deal with many friends and family nests, and they deal with my allergy-borne pests. Best of luck. — No Name, No Town

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