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Jan-Feb-Mar 2014

THE MOON NEWS For Songwriters Everywhere Issue 93 Jan-Feb-Mar 2014 Baby It’s Cold Outside!! Hope everyone has had enough shoveling for one season. I GOTTA move South!! Haha, but that damn job keeps sucking me back in!! Some of you have been keeping warm writing songs. Let’s see who……………………A song recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA this time around an uptempo country number entitled “Legend Of The Night”. Good one Norberto keep it up!! …………………..The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be out touring this Spring playing dates all over the eastern half of the US, all in support of their new CD “Between The Ditches”. Check them out at www.bigdamnband.com ……………………. Those of you in the Dallas metro area can take place in a Song Swap, sponsored by the Dallas Songwriters Association. This is a new monthly event. Bring a few lyrics to a local restaurant or bar and get critique from your peers. More info times, locations at their website or via their Yahoo group, email or mobile device.. ……… …………Kent Zillox of Carmel Valley, CA writes to say he’s sold one of his businesses, I Want It Products to concentrate on his printing business A2Z Printing. He offers a great discount on your printing needs (business cards, CD inserts, covers, etc) to all Moon News readers. Check it out at www.A2ZColorPrinting.com or check out his ad in the back for more info……. ……………Ludema Garza of Elkton, MD sent along one of her song poems for your enjoyment. You can find it in our new Lyricists Corner on page 4. Thanks Ludema. Your comm ents are welcome as well folks. ……………..the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition is now open for entries An early entry bonus compilation CD of last year’s top winning songs is offered to all entries received before March 31st. Get more info or submit your songs via their website at www.songwriting.net Good luck!! ………….. ..The legendary Ralph Stanley has released a new CD “Side By Side” featuring duets with his son Ralph Stanley Jr. The CD features new and traditional songs. More information at www.morrispr.biz ………………Heard from Gilli Moon of Los Angeles, CA who writes she’s working on her newest CD, tentatively titlesd “Refresh”. She’s also going to be doing some shows, (after giving birth to twins!), starting with a monthly showcase for songwriters on the first Sunday of every month. Shows will take place at the Cork Lounge in Sherman Oaks. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook or www.gillimoon.com ……………….More songs recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA including titles “What I Didn’t Have”, the folky “Christmas In Heart’s Within True” and the rocker “I Sing My Guitar”. All good ones Norberto and thank you!! ………………… Natalie Paige Bentley and her stage name Trillium Vein of Miami, FL have a new CD coming out entitiled “Feathers And Fairy Tales” on the B4DN Records and features the single “Once Upon A Time”. More information at www.trilliumvein.com or find them on Facebook. …………………Don’t forget to enter the American Songwriter Magazine bi-monthly contest for lyric writers. More information at their website or by calling 615-321-6096. Great magazine as well folks!! Good luck!!!………… Rod Piott of Austin, TX ha released a new CD entitled “ Hang Your Hat On A Crooked Nail”. (love that title!!) Featuring the single “65 Falcon” the CD is his third release. The video for the single is starting to get airplay on CMT!! Rod will be out touring soon as well. Check him out at www.rodpicott.com …………………. New song recorded for Elijah Giddens of Roseboro, NC this one a gospel country tune entitled “Oh How I’d Love To Be A Christian Man Again”. Nice job Elijah keep it up!!! ……………………… Brenda Harp of Portland, OR will be playing a bunch of dates on the west coast including a stop at Soledad Prison in California, all in support of her new CD release “Sky”. Check her out at www.brendaharp.com …………………… The Mountain Stage New Song Contest will soon open for entries. More information and to sign up for their newsletter (very informative) check out their website at www.newsong-music.com/contest/ …………..And Guitar Center has started a contest to find the next best unsigned singer – songwriter, in cooperation with ASCAP. More information at their site www.guitarcenter.com/songwriter ……….and speaking of ASCAP their website is a great source of information about songwriting (and legitimite contests). Check them out at their site www.ASCAP.com ..Good luck!!.................... Miis MaryAnn and the Ragtime Ramblers are out there this month and next with a bunch of shows in the UK, France and of course their hometown of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Check out their rockabilly sound at their website www.missmaryann.com ………………… And check out my website for info about our newest CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You” http://www.rogerwilliam.com We’ll be adding new shows, reviews and photos. If you are in or visiting the New England area check our schedule regularly and come on out and see us live. You can also find me on Facebook. Find us via Roger William. Our schedule is listed there under Events. Friend us!! Thanks everyone!!…………… Hope you all made through this really crappy Winter OK!! Send any news, comments or your FREE ads to me at the address below. Share the newsletter with your friends! Chow for now! PLEASE CALL ME DIRECTLY (CELL) AT 401-864-872 Classified Ads Country, gospel and Christmas songs, looking for male co-writers. I write mostly song lyrics, will write 40/60 if co-writer will have good demo made. Write to Larry George, 401Burkeaville St, Columbus, KY 42728 Need help with your lyrics? We can help! One time revision per lyric sheet only $25. Write to George LaFlame 14352 Northwood Dr, Apt 102 Albion, NY 14411 email me at georgesongs@me.com Published lyric writer in search of people looking for just the right word. We can help with your lyrics. Contact Ray Withrow, 850 Ben’s Lane, Huffman, TX 77336 phone 832-482-7039 Ernie Mindel CD’s for sale, “Whispers In The Wind”, 11 orginal songs, “In My Home” , 10 original gospel songs, “Just Plain Country”, 10 old time standards. $10 ea or 3 for $25 includes postage. Write to: Ernie Mindel, 3175 Jensen Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770 I want my lyrics put to music, country style preferred. I’m versatile, with many to choose from. I’ll pay a reasonable amount of any costs. Write to R. Sponaugle, 8006 Hammond, Alex VA, 22309 Looking for composer to put my lyrics to music, country styles preferred. Write to Joe Morales PO Box 46, Stuyvesant Station, NYC, NY 10009 or email at lyricswithoutmusic@hotmail.com I am looking for someone to work with perfecting my songs. You must have the ability to rhyme, arrange, good imagination, brilliant vocals, humorous and heartfelt. Jot me a line, we will work together. Send letters to: Vivian Vetter 673 Santa Rosa St Apt B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 CD “Sports Songs And Beyond” recorded by Phil Coley, produced by King Of The Road Music. Includes the song “Johnny Silver” by Joe Pickering and George LaFlame. Purchase this CD at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com or write to Joe Pickering Jr at King Of The Road Music, 13 Pond Road, Bangor, ME 04401 If you know someone who is hook on whiskey or beer, my 3 songs may be just the thing they need to set them from drinking. In my songs they are crying out for Jesus to help and the songs end up with them being saved. Send $5 to Elijah Giddens 110 Payton Daniels Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382 Join the Massachusetts Country Music Association. This is your opportunity to get noticed. Yearly awards banquet, jamborees. Dues are $15 per year. Write MCMAA PO Box 2066, Abington, MA 02351 Attn: Ron Hill- President Book for sale “Nan T’s Poetry” only $5 to Nan Tebrinke, 405 East Hammond Street, Red Oak, Iowa, 51566 If you like traditional country music this cassette is for you. Send $5 to JD Sunderland 3068 Marion Waldo Rd #176, Marion, OH 43302. Immediate delivery PLEASE LISTEN TO NBRN. FM MON. / FRI. 9-10 AM KEITH BRADFORD MON. / FRI. 4 - 6 MIKE BRADFORD TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD. Buy Jerry Bauguess’ new country CD “I’m Country”. 11 original songs or his first CD “Miles From Nowhere”, both for $20 or $10 each includes shipping. Send to Jerry Bauguess, 539 Old Railroad Rd, Thurmond, NC, 28683 or email Jerry at jblcody@aol.com Rogersongs Demos .. Da Best In Da Bidness!! Songs and DVD videos needed for radio and TV exposure. Send your CD’s and DVD only video performances to Rev. Bud Rose PO Box 366, Sycamore, OH 44882 Songwriter- composer looking for lyricist to co-write country pop, MOR and gospel. Must have great hooks!! Write Ty Tiner 413 North Oak St, Hohenwald, TN 38462 YOU – the gospel recording artist whether male or female, it would be wise you contact Bob Rose of 113 Berkeley Drive, CharlesTown, WV 25414. Doing such you will be gifted with gospel writings that you will really go for Books of original poetry, a variety of poems of love and inspiration. A 48-page book, written by Ludema Garza, including pictures and a brief summary about the artist. Send $10 to Ludema Garza 213 Brown St, Elkton, MD 21921 Songwriter–lyricist willing to co-write with other writers. My CD’s available for $7 each. Write to Glenn D Evans 148 Hays St, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 or email songcrafter@yahoo.com or poet32@lycos.com. My writing can be seen at www.ourchurch.com or www.itsonlywords.com and look for songcrafter Songwriter – performer looking for collaborator. Write to JD Sanders 25056 61st Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or call 616-782-0355 Lyric writer seeking someone to collaborate on musical creations on a 50/40 basis. Mostly country some gospel as well. Write to Larry Miller 4400 NW 39th Ave #114, Gainsville, FL 32606 You can watch 5 of our country music videos by going to www.youtube.com/shotgunmiller The Millers, Roberta and Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Dr Middlestown, RI 02842 Christian/country songwriter with 2 CDs for sale $12 each. Traditional, bluegrass, christian /country, rockabilly are some of the styles. To purchase contact Ray Withrow at raywithrow@yahoo.com “The All Around “ newsletter for aspiring singers and songwriters will be back in circulation soon. Send 8 stamps if interested. Send to Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street Uniontown, PA 15401 ROGERSONGS! Da best in da demo bidness!! Demo’s of your song from only $89!! Call or write for more info rogersongs@cox.net And YES we do accept Mastercard and Visa through Paypal 401-864-8729 Lyricists Corner Here’s a lyric written by Ludema Garza of Elkton, MD entitled “Darling We Are Through”. Any comments on the lyric or if you would like to contact and collaborate with Ludema, including putting this poem to music, send me a note and I’ll forward it to her. Ludema writes, “One of my passions is writing. I have had poems published in books, newspapers and other periodicals. Recently a book of poetry, “Silver Wings” published in Clovis CA, published several of my poems. I have co-written several songs and one “Slave To The Memory Of You” was published and released in Sweden. “Darling We Are Through” is a new lyric, only a few months ago, and has never been published. DARLING WE ARE THROUGH Remember the day you went away Many times I begged you to stay You said I did not make you happy I was not the one you were looking for Now you say you made a mistake And it left you with a big heart ache You say you are all alone And you want to come back home Chorus Darling we are through No more crying over you Now I’m happy with another love I found another love that is being true Darling we are through No more crying over you In my life there are no more sad days And there are no more lonely nights Hey world I am in love again I am in love with an old friend Lyrics by Ludema M Garza If you’d like your song poem published here in our newsletter, send it along with some background information (writers, release dates, label, etc) and we’ll place it here for all to read. Comments are welcome!! More Classified Ads…… If you need country or Christian songs for whatever reason, I have them. Contact Charles Mathers at cnmathers@sbcglobal.net. Hear some great country, pop, christian with free downloads at www.soundclick.com/michisong Michael Allen Greer has a wide selection of cassettes and CD’s for sale that he’s recorded over the years. For more information write to: Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 Wendell Austin has a new CD out “Gospel Fire” twenty songs, absolutely FREE. Contact FFC at -949-970-9883. All CD’s “Extraodinaire” $8, “Extraodinaire II” $8, “Lost In Signs”, “Stunt Rock”, “Fusion 1216”, “Ken Jackson Blues” “Got A Issue? Get A Tissue” $5 each. DVD “Party With Ken” $10. Includes FREE S&H to Ken Jackson, 755 Braxton Place Apt B303, Madison, WI 53715 You can check me out on You Tube Alternative Country Volume #6 CD a 20 song CD with .25 of each sale going to the Rosine Assoc. Only $10. Order from Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Drive, Middletown RI 02842 Free Moon News Discounted printing quotes. Great prices on CD inserts, posters, gig flyers, whatever your printing needs. I can help with art design, if needed. All items shipped UPS ground. Contact Kent at A2Z Color Printing @ 831-659-7100 or email printwithA2Z@gmail.com Visit our website www.a2zcolorprinting.com Reach us at: Rogersongs – Blue Moon Records 735 Victory Hwy North Smithfield, RI 02896 401-864-8729 rogersongs@cox.net www.myspace.com/rogerwilliam www.rogerwilliam.com

Moon News Oct-Nov-Dec 2013

THE MOON NEWS For Songwriters Everywhere Issue 92 Oct-Nov-Dec 2013 Falling Down Again!! Hope everyone had a great summer, back to work, school, whatever it is you do. Fall is here, though as I write this am planning the beach for this beautiful weekend in September. Soon enough it’ll be COLD!! Oyyy and of course the holidays are right around the corner. Let’s see what you’ve been up to. ……………Got a note from DJ/Songwriter George LaFlame of Albion, NY who writes he will be off the air for a few months hoping to hook up with another internet radio station in 2014. He also has a new song released on Diamondback Records “Those Old 45’s”, cowritten with Jim Davis and recorded by Hearts Of Harmony. Check it out on Itunes or www.kingoftheroadmusic.com ………………..And speaking of George, he made a suggestion to me about the newsletter, to begin publishing lyrics t osongs that readers have written. So, with this issue I’ll take the first step and publish one of the songs I co-wrote and released on my second CD. Check out page 3. Send you lyrics to me with a description and credit information. WE’ll print it in the next issue. What should we do with these, shall people review thm? Your thoughts are welcome!! ……………………. Michael Cleveland and his band Flamekeeper out of Nashville TN was a featured performer at the IBMA World Of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC this September. Other dates planned this Fall as well. Check them out at their site www.flamekeeperband.com …………………. Missouri native and Nashville living snger songwriter Kimberly Patrick has a new album/cd out entitled “Simple Life” featuring the single “The Truck”. CD was released on Lamon Records. Check it out at www.lamonrecords.com …………………..New songs recorded for Elijah Giddens of Roseboro, NC this time a country gospel song “All That Really Matters”. Good job Elijah……………….More songs also recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA including titles “Good For The Exit Doors”, a bluesy country song, the folky “Yesterday Someone Dear” and Heart’s Diary” and the country style “All The Pretty Horses”. Good ones Norberto hope they’re big hits!! ……….. ………… Shawn Jones of Los Angeles, CA is sticking close to home with a bunch of shows in the So Cal area through the holidays including opening for Los Lobos at the Coach House in San Luis Obispo on January 14th, all in support of his new CD (out November 29th on Itunes) “Struggle Makes You Stronger”. Check him out at www.shawnjones.com …………………..New songs also recorded for Rick Sponaugle of Alexandria, VA that include titles the clever holiday (sort of..) “Teasin’ Season”. Nice job Rick!!...............................New song also recorded for Bob Sciarretta of Vineland NJ this one entitled “Oh You Beautiful Sea”. Nice song Bob……..………..Don’t forget to enter the American Songwriter Magazine bi-monthly contest for lyric writers. More information at their website or by calling 615-321-6096. Great magazine as well folks!! Good luck!!!………… George LaFlame of Albion NY (again) sent along a copy of his newest single “Write Me A Country Song” co-written with Jim Davis. Song will be released on the Diamondback label, sung by Jim Davis and published by King Of The Road publishing. Song will be available for listening at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com soon. Good song gents!! …………………… Richie Owens of Nashville, TN and his band the Farm Bureau have a new album out “Dtory Songs Of Tennessee”. The CD is available everywhere CD’s and downloads are sold. Check it out!! ……………….Kevin Steele and his band the Mojo Gurus out of Tampa FL have released a new Christmas song entitled “Santa Won’t You Please Bring Me Some Beer”. The guys are hoping to spread a little holiday cheer with this one. It’s available from Amazon.com and you can check out their full CD’s (3 of them) there as well. Funny stuff guys……………… Note from Howard Vokes of New Kensington, PA, who continues to write and record, his newest CD album, produced with Skeets Martin, is entitled “Sadness And Happiness In Country And Gospel Songs”. Check it out at www.hillbillymusic.com and you can find videos of his songs on You Tube. Check them out! ………………Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Ramblers of Amsterdam, Netherlands continue to rock out on the continent and they’re offering a Christmas special on their newest CD “Danger Movwed West” and t-shirts at only 10e each. Check it out www.missmaryann.com ….. ……………New tune recorded for David Wood of Santa Monica, CA this one the country style “What’s That You’re Doing”. Dave reports that a song he wrote (and we recorded) “Santa Bring My Daddy” has been released and signed to a puvlishing deal. Good song Dave and keep it up!!...................And check out my website for info about our newest CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You” http://www.rogerwilliam.com We’ll be adding new shows, reviews and photos. If you are in or visiting the New England area check our schedule regularly and come on out and see us live. You can also find me on Facebook. Find us via Roger William. Our schedule is listed there under Events. Friend us!! Thanks everyone!!…………… Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday season, Merry Christmas and a very Happy and prosperous New Year to all of you!! Your business is MUCH appreciated!! Send any news, comments or your FREE ads to me at the address below. Share the newsletter with your friends! Chow for now! PLEASE CALL ME DIRECTLY (CELL) AT 401-864-8729! Classified Ads Need help with your lyrics? We can help! One time revision per lyric sheet only $25. Write to George LaFlame 14352 Northwood Dr, Apt 102 Albion, NY 14411 email me at georgesongs@me.com Published lyric writer in search of people looking for just the right word. We can help with your lyrics. Contact Ray Withrow, 850 Ben’s Lane, Huffman, TX 77336 phone 832-482-7039 Ernie Mindel CD’s for sale, “Whispers In The Wind”, 11 orginal songs, “In My Home” , 10 original gospel songs, “Just Plain Country”, 10 old time standards. $10 ea or 3 for $25 includes postage. Write to: Ernie Mindel, 3175 Jensen Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770 I want my lyrics put to music, country style preferred. I’m versatile, with many to choose from. I’ll pay a reasonable amount of any costs. Write to R. Sponaugle, 8006 Hammond, Alex VA, 22309 Looking for composer to put my lyrics to music, country styles preferred. Write to Joe Morales PO Box 46, Stuyvesant Station, NYC, NY 10009 or email at lyricswithoutmusic@hotmail.com I am looking for someone to work with perfecting my songs. You must have the ability to rhyme, arrange, good imagination, brilliant vocals, humorous and heartfelt. Jot me a line, we will work together. Send letters to: Vivian Vetter 673 Santa Rosa St Apt B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 CD “Sports Songs And Beyond” recorded by Phil Coley, produced by King Of The Road Music. Includes the song “Johnny Silver” by Joe Pickering and George LaFlame. Purchase this CD at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com or write to Joe Pickering Jr at King Of The Road Music, 13 Pond Road, Bangor, ME 04401 If you know someone who is hook on whiskey or beer, my 3 songs may be just the thing they need to set them from drinking. In my songs they are crying out for Jesus to help and the songs end up with them being saved. Send $5 to Elijah Giddens 110 Payton Daniels Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382 Join the Massachusetts Country Music Association. This is your opportunity to get noticed. Yearly awards banquet, jamborees. Dues are $15 per year. Write MCMAA PO Box 2066, Abington, MA 02351 Attn: Ron Hill- President Book for sale “Nan T’s Poetry” only $5 to Nan Tebrinke, 405 East Hammond Street, Red Oak, Iowa, 51566 If you like traditional country music this cassette is for you. Send $5 to JD Sunderland 3068 Marion Waldo Rd #176, Marion, OH 43302. Immediate delivery PLEASE LISTEN TO NBRN. FM MON. / FRI. 9-10 AM KEITH BRADFORD MON. / FRI. 4 - 6 MIKE BRADFORD TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD. Buy Jerry Bauguess’ new country CD “I’m Country”. 11 original songs or his first CD “Miles From Nowhere”, both for $20 or $10 each includes shipping. Send to Jerry Bauguess, 539 Old Railroad Rd, Thurmond, NC, 28683 or email Jerry at jblcody@aol.com Rogersongs Demos .. Da Best In Da Bidness!! Songs and DVD videos needed for radio and TV exposure. Send your CD’s and DVD only video performances to Rev. Bud Rose PO Box 366, Sycamore, OH 44882 Songwriter- composer looking for lyricist to co-write country pop, MOR and gospel. Must have great hooks!! Write Ty Tiner 413 North Oak St, Hohenwald, TN 38462 YOU – the gospel recording artist whether male or female, it would be wise you contact Bob Rose of 113 Berkeley Drive, CharlesTown, WV 25414. Doing such you will be gifted with gospel writings that you will really go for Books of original poetry, a variety of poems of love and inspiration. A 48-page book, written by Ludema Garza, including pictures and a brief summary about the artist. Send $10 to Ludema Garza 213 Brown St, Elkton, MD 21921 Songwriter–lyricist willing to co-write with other writers. My CD’s available for $7 each. Write to Glenn D Evans 148 Hays St, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 or email songcrafter@yahoo.com or poet32@lycos.com. My writing can be seen at www.ourchurch.com or www.itsonlywords.com and look for songcrafter Songwriter – performer looking for collaborator. Write to JD Sanders 25056 61st Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or call 616-782-0355 Lyric writer seeking someone to collaborate on musical creations on a 50/40 basis. Mostly country some gospel as well. Write to Larry Miller 4400 NW 39th Ave #114, Gainsville, FL 32606 You can watch 5 of our country music videos by going to www.youtube.com/shotgunmiller The Millers, Roberta and Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Dr Middlestown, RI 02842 Christian/country songwriter with 2 CDs for sale $12 each. Traditional, bluegrass, christian /country, rockabilly are some of the styles. To purchase contact Ray Withrow at raywithrow@yahoo.com “The All Around “ newsletter for aspiring singers and songwriters will be back in circulation soon. Send 8 stamps if interested. Send to Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street Uniontown, PA 15401 ROGERSONGS! Da best in da demo bidness!! Demo’s of your song from only $89!! Call or write for more info rogersongs@cox.net And YES we do accept Mastercard and Visa through Paypal 401-864-8729 Lyricists Corner As mentioned on page 1, we’ll keep this up for a few issues to see what sort of response we get. Thanks George for the suggestion! If you want to publisher your lyric here, send it along to me via snail mail or email. We’ll pick the best and publish it here. This is a lyric from our last CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You”. The lyric was written by Mark Travers of Decorah, Iowa. Mark is a very talented writer, and wrote most of the lyrics on the CD. This is the opening track on the CD. Your comments are welcome. MY LADDER GOES TO HEAVEN Lord almighty, I have sinned Knocked over by a strong ill wind But like I never thought it could This one blew a lot of good A demon sat down on my bed Held my hand and sweetly said “Do you still remember how To reach for what you need right now” Lord forgive my tired eyes They couldn’t see through her disguise “Cause she was lookin’ mighty fine And when we kissed it felt divine Chorus I thought she was an angel One of the chosen few Wherever she might take me I knew I’d love the view I was feeling old When she said “the night is young My ladder goes to heaven Let’s get off the bottom ring” Yeah, I was feeling old When she said “the night is young. My ladder goes to heaven Let’s get off the bottom rung” We didn’t make a holy climb But we sure had a real good time But now I look in my soul and see A fire where there shouldn’t be Could be the spirit, could be hell You know sometimes it’s hard to tell I’ll have to let it burn a while To see if it still makes me smile I wonder if a pretty face Could always make me fall from grace Please put me though this test again Until forever, Lord, amen Chorus Words and Music by Mark Travers and Roger Eydenberg Blue Moon Mountain Publishing, BMI If you’d like your song poem (published and recorded ONLY please) send them along with some background information (writers, release dates, label, etc) and we’ll place it here for all to read. Comments are welcome!! More Classified Ads…… If you need country or Christian songs for whatever reason, I have them. Contact Charles Mathers at cnmathers@sbcglobal.net. Hear some great country, pop, christian with free downloads at www.soundclick.com/michisong Michael Allen Greer has a wide selection of cassettes and CD’s for sale that he’s recorded over the years. For more information write to: Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 Wendell Austin has a new CD out “Gospel Fire” twenty songs, absolutely FREE. Contact FFC at -949-970-9883. All CD’s “Extraodinaire” $8, “Extraodinaire II” $8, “Lost In Signs”, “Stunt Rock”, “Fusion 1216”, “Ken Jackson Blues” “Got A Issue? Get A Tissue” $5 each. DVD “Party With Ken” $10. Includes FREE S&H to Ken Jackson, 755 Braxton Place Apt B303, Madison, WI 53715 You can check me out on You Tube Alternative Country Volume #6 CD a 20 song CD with .25 of each sale going to the Rosine Assoc. Only $10. Order from Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Drive, Middletown RI 02842 Free Moon News Discounted printing quotes. Great prices on CD inserts, posters, gig flyers, whatever your printing needs. I can help with art design, if needed. All items shipped UPS ground. Contact Kent at A2Z Color Printing @ 831-659-7100 or email a2zcolorprinting@gmail.com Visit our website www.a2zcolorprinting.com Reach us at: Rogersongs – Blue Moon Records 735 Victory Hwy North Smithfield, RI 02896 401-864-8729 rogersongs@cox.net www.myspace.com/rogerwilliam www.rogerwilliam.com

Moon News Apr-May-June 2013

 

 THE
MOON NEWS
                                                                        For Songwriters Everywhere
 Issue 90                                                                     Apr-May-Jun 2013
 
 
   
              The Heat Is On!!
Happy Spring Yall!! Though really as I type this it’s blizzarding outside (is that a word??), ahh but I can dream. Some of you have been busy, let’s see who, shall we?........................New song recorded for James Parker of McCormick, SC this one an uptempo country dancin’ tune entitled “Bein” With My Baby”. Good song James hope it hits!! ………………New songs recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA this time around a boogie country song entitled “The Superstar” and also the folky “Who Ever I Love”. Also the uptempo country of “Don’t Forget To Don’t Tell Me Goodbye” and the md-tempo ballad “The Okie Black Sheep”. Good ones Norberto, keep it up..………… ……..New song recorded for Lester Boyd of Forestburg, TX this one a traditional country style tune and ode to 60’s country legend Webb Pierce, enititled “I Want To Hear Webb Pierce Sing (That’s Me Without You”.. Nice job Lester good luck and thanks……………
Avalonn Wilson of Oxford PA has released several new songs including a great dance track (horn driven) called “The Party” and a uptempo country tune  “I’d Never Love Without You”. You can email Avalonn at law@popstar.com for information on where to download or buy the CD. Great stuff Avalonn and good luck……….
……….We recorded another new song for Elijah Giddens of Roseboro, NC this one a country gospel style tune entitiled “Someone Please Take Me To The King”. Good job Elijah! …………………….Miss Maryann and the Ragtime Ramblers out of Rotterdam, Netherlands continue to pile gigs and awards, recntly playing in Russia for the first time. They will have a new CD releae out in May to be debuted at the Rockabilly Dazzle in Rotterdam. Check them out…………………….Eli Johnston and his band Monroeville out of Nashville, TN have a new single out entitled “So 
Far”, a mix of bluegrass and country styles. The band won the International Bluegrass Music 
Association’s Momentum Band Of The Year Award for 2012 recently. Check them and their new tune out on Itunes …………………. The Black Lilies out of Knoxville, TN have a new album out “Runaway Freeway Blues” and kicked off a national tour in late March. Check them out at www.theblacklillies.com and get their new CD wherever CD’s are sold.………………Barbara Cassidy of Marblehead, MA and her Barbara Cassidy Band have a new 6 song EP entitled Fly Away,  out  on May 7th. Song features the single “I Ran Out Of Innocence” EP features 4 new songs by Barbara and writing partner Eric Chasalow. Good luck Barb. More information at their site www.barbaracassidyband.com  …. ………………..The deadline is quickly approaching (Mat 31st) for the USA Songwriting Competition. You can apply and upload your songs at their website www.songwriting.net  ….
………………Shawn Jones of Los Angeles, CA will be touring in the United Kingdom this summer as well as many dates in the US. Check him and his new single “Life Is For The Living”  at www.shawnjones.net ……………..And don’t forget to check out the Independent Musician Sweepstakes brought to you by DscMakers for great prizes. Check it out at www.discmakers.com …………….Gilli Moon of Los Angeles, MA has a new blog page avilable. You can check that out and her music at www.warriorgirlmusic.com ……… ………….We recorded a new song for Red Gilmann of Milford, CT this one a folky style song called “Room 247”. Good one Red!!........................Don’t forget to enter the American Songwriter Magazine bi-monthly contest for lyric writers. More information at their website or by calling 615-321-6096. Great magazine as well folks!! Good luck!!!……….
………And check out my website for info about our new CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You” http://www.rogerwilliam.com We’ll be adding new shows, reviews and photos. If you are in or visiting the New England area check our schedule regularly and come on out and see us live.  Check it out!! Thanks everyone!!……… …… PLEASE CALL ME DIRECTLY (CELL) AT 401-864-8729! 
Classified Ads
Need help with your lyrics? We can help! One time revision per lyric sheet only $25. Write to George LaFlame 14352 Northwood Dr, Apt 102 Albion, NY 14411 email me at georgesongs@me.com 
Published lyric writer in search of people looking for just the right word. We can help with your lyrics. Contact Ray Withrow, 850 Ben’s Lane, Huffman, TX 77336 phone 832-482-7039
Ernie Mindel CD’s for sale, “Whispers In The Wind”, 11 orginal songs, “In My Home” , 10 original gospel songs, “Just Plain Country”, 10 old time standards. $10 ea or 3 for $25 includes postage. Write to: Ernie Mindel, 3175 Jensen Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770
I want my lyrics put to music, country style preferred. I’m versatile, with many to choose from. I’ll pay a reasonable amount of any costs. Write to R. Sponaugle, 8006 Hammond, Alex VA, 22309
Looking for composer to put my lyrics to music, country styles preferred. Write to Joe Morales PO Box 46, Stuyvesant Station, NYC, NY 10009 or email at lyricswithoutmusic@hotmail.com
I am looking for someone to work with perfecting my songs. You must have the ability to rhyme, arrange, good imagination, brilliant vocals, humorous and heartfelt. Jot me a line, we will work together. Send letters to: Vivian Vetter 673 Santa Rosa St Apt B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
CD “Sports Songs And Beyond” recorded by Phil Coley, produced by King Of The Road Music. Includes the song “Johnny Silver” by Joe Pickering and George LaFlame. Purchase this CD at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com or write to Joe Pickering Jr at King Of The Road Music, 13 Pond Road, Bangor, ME 04401
If you know someone who is hook on whiskey or beer, my 3 songs may be just the thing they need to set them from drinking. In my songs they are crying out for Jesus to help and the songs end up with them being saved. Send $5 to Elijah Giddens 110 Payton Daniels Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382
Join the Massachusetts Country Music Association. This is your opportunity to get noticed. Yearly awards banquet, jamborees. Dues are $15 per year. Write MCMAA PO Box 2066, Abington, MA 02351 Attn: Ron Hill- President
Book for sale “Nan T’s Poetry” only $5 to Nan Tebrinke, 405 East Hammond Street, Red Oak, Iowa, 51566
Singer looking for country and gospel songs to record. Contact Shirley Holliway, 276 Oak Bend Lane, Murphy, NC 28906
If you like traditional country music this cassette is for you. Send $5 to JD Sunderland 3068 Marion Waldo Rd #176, Marion, OH 43302. 
Immediate delivery
CD for sale  “2 Songs of Yesteryear Songs” . $7 each. Write to All American Records, c/o RW Robison, PO Box 627, Sweetwater, TN 37870-0627
PLEASE LISTEN TO NBRN. FM 
MON. / FRI. 9-10 AM KEITH BRADFORD 
MON. / FRI. 4 - 6 MIKE BRADFORD 
TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD.
Buy Jerry Bauguess’ new country CD “I’m Country”. 11 original songs or his first CD “Miles From Nowhere”, both for $20 or $10 each includes shipping. Send to Jerry Bauguess, 539 Old Railroad Rd, Thurmond, NC, 28683 or email Jerry at jblcody@aol.com
Songs and DVD videos needed for radio and TV exposure. Send your CD’s and DVD only video performances to Rev. Bud Rose PO Box 366, Sycamore, OH 44882
Singer – songwriter willing to co-write with other published writers or singers. John J Baker Sr  PO Box 1772, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Songwriter- composer looking for lyricist to co-write country pop, MOR and gospel. Must have great hooks!! Write Ty Tiner 413 North Oak St, Hohenwald, TN 38462
YOU – the gospel recording artist whether male or female, it would be wise you contact Bob Rose of 113 Berkeley Drive, CharlesTown, WV 25414. Doing such you will be gifted with gospel writings that you will really go for
Books of original poetry, a variety of poems of love and inspiration. A 48-page book, written by Ludema Garza, including pictures and a brief summary about the artist. Send $10 to Ludema Garza 213 Brown St, Elkton, MD 21921
Songwriter–lyricist willing to co-write with other writers. My CD’s available for $7 each. Write to Glenn D Evans 148 Hays St, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 or email songcrafter@yahoo.com or poet32@lycos.com. My writing can be seen at 
www.ourchurch.com or www.itsonlywords.com and look for songcrafter
Songwriter – performer looking for collaborator. Write to JD Sanders 25056 61st Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or call 616-782-0355
Lyric writer seeking someone to collaborate on musical creations on a 50/40 basis. Mostly country some gospel as well. Write to Larry Miller 4400 NW 39th Ave #114, Gainsville, FL 32606
WANTED: repairable Albert System clarinets ($20 X 4) plus postage. Ship COD to Dom Betro 2478 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
You can watch 5 of our country music videos by going to www.youtube.com/shotgunmiller
The Millers, Roberta and Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Dr Middlestown, RI 02842
Christian/country songwriter with 2 CDs for sale $12 each. Traditional, bluegrass, christian /country, rockabilly are some of the styles. To purchase contact Ray Withrow at raywithrow@yahoo.com
“The All Around “ newsletter for aspiring singers and songwriters will be back in circulation soon. Send 8 stamps if interested. Send to Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street Uniontown, PA 15401
ROGERSONGS! Da best in da demo bidness!! Demo’s of your song from only $89!! Call or write for more info rogersongs@cox.net
And YES we do accept Mastercard and Visa through Paypal 401-864-8729
Songwriter’s Block?
 
As songwriters, we write and create music because we have to. We may be good at it (or not) and some feel obligated to run with this “gift,” or we may love it so much that we can’t imagine doing anything else. Either way, the idea that one day we may run out of things to write about, or that we will have written everything there is to write, or that we may just lose that gift is very real and, and very scary – especially if we make our livelihood as music creators.
You may not think it’s possible to write on demand – that is, you may or may not believe in phrases like “writer’s block” or “when the inspiration hits.” You may or may not believe you have a muse that sits in the back of your room when you are feeling the creative flow, and is on a lunch break when you’re not. Trust me, I’ve gone through all the possibilities of why I often feel like a magnet drawn to my guitar and writer’s pad, and why at other times, I’d rather crawl into bed, clean my bathroom for the third time, or do my taxes before sitting down with a pen in hand. What gives? Don’t I have any control of this? Yup, I do. And so do you.
I used to claim that my work habits ebb and flow like the ocean, (I am a Cancer!!) being controlled by the moon (I was the ocean in this analogy). Parts of the year, I was writing pages of lyrics and music, other times, I was booking and promoting gigs, and sometimes my energy was elsewhere. The important thing to remember is you have keep at it, no matter what.
Some helpful hints to make this actually happen:
1. Don’t procrastinate. Period. Don’t clean, don’t go out, don’t watch TV. Force yourself to sit your butt down and start writing because you said you would.
2. You can generate inspiration at any time. Just get into action and don’t pretend that your inspiration comes from an outside source. It doesn’t.
3. Make your writing area comfortable. Keep it free of clutter, private, and quiet. Making it somewhere you want to go will help you actually go there.
4. Develop a routine you can count on. Knowing that from 5-7pm every day, you’ll be sitting with your guitar, or writing lyrics, can become as habit building as eating breakfast. Like William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”
5. Share with someone. Telling a friend, band mate, dentist, whatever, that you will write more often will not only get you out of your head and into the real world, but you will have someone who will check up on you. Ask them to hold you accountable to what you say you want to accomplish.
6. Don’t judge yourself. Fear of failure, or the fear of producing crap, is one of the first things that repels me from sitting down and writing. All I can say, you will never know if you don’t start writing. “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” (Margaret Atwood)
7. Re-write something. Transcribe your favorite Beatles tune, re-write the first song you ever wrote, do anything that gets you in the mindset that you are now writing. Never stop writing because you have run out of ideas. 
8. Don’t listen to your feelings. “I don’t feel like it” and “I don’t have the energy” are great cop-outs. Don’t listen! William Goldman agrees: “The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”
So just write already.
More Classified Ads……
If you need country or christian songs for whatever reason, I have them. Contact Charles Mathers at cnmathers@sbcglobal.net. 
 Hear some great country, pop, christian with free  downloads at www.soundclick.com/michisong
Michael Allen Greer has a wide selection of cassettes and CD’s for sale that he’s recorded over the years. For more information write to:  Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street, Uniontown, PA 15401
Wendell Austin has a new CD out  “Gospel Fire” twenty songs, absolutely FREE. Contact FFC at -949-970-9883. 
All CD’s “Extraodinaire” $8, “Extraodinaire II” $8, “Lost In Signs”,  “Stunt Rock”, “Fusion 1216”, “Ken Jackson Blues”  “Got A Issue? Get A Tissue” $5 each. DVD “Party With Ken” $10. Includes FREE S&H to Ken Jackson, 755 Braxton Place Apt B303, Madison, WI 53715
You can check me out on You Tube
Alternative Country Volume #6 CD a 20 song CD with .25 of each sale going to the Rosine Assoc. Only $10. Order from Roger Glenn Miller  10 Reardon Drive, Middletown RI 02842 
Free Moon News Discounted printing quotes. Great prices on CD inserts, posters, gig flyers, whatever your printing needs. I can help with art design, if needed. All items shipped UPS ground. Contact Kent at A2Z Color Printing @ 831-659-7100 or email a2zcolorprinting@gmail.com Visit our website www.a2zcolorprinting.com 
Reach us at:
Rogersongs – Blue Moon Records
735 Victory Hwy
North Smithfield, RI 02896
401-864-8729
rogersongs@cox.net
www.myspace.com/rogerwilliam
www.rogerwilliam.com

 THE MOON NEWS                            

For Songwriters Everywhere Issue 90                                                                    

Apr-May-Jun 2013                   The Heat Is On!!

Happy Spring Yall!! Though really as I type this it’s blizzarding outside (is that a word??), ahh but I can dream. Some of you have been busy, let’s see who, shall we?........................New song recorded for James Parker of McCormick, SC this one an uptempo country dancin’ tune entitled “Bein” With My Baby”. Good song James hope it hits!! ………………New songs recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA this time around a boogie country song entitled “The Superstar” and also the folky “Who Ever I Love”. Also the uptempo country of “Don’t Forget To Don’t Tell Me Goodbye” and the md-tempo ballad “The Okie Black Sheep”. Good ones Norberto, keep it up..………… ……..New song recorded for Lester Boyd of Forestburg, TX this one a traditional country style tune and ode to 60’s country legend Webb Pierce, enititled “I Want To Hear Webb Pierce Sing (That’s Me Without You”.. Nice job Lester good luck and thanks……………Avalonn Wilson of Oxford PA has released several new songs including a great dance track (horn driven) called “The Party” and a uptempo country tune  “I’d Never Love Without You”. You can email Avalonn at law@popstar.com for information on where to download or buy the CD. Great stuff Avalonn and good luck……….……….We recorded another new song for Elijah Giddens of Roseboro, NC this one a country gospel style tune entitiled “Someone Please Take Me To The King”. Good job Elijah! …………………….Miss Maryann and the Ragtime Ramblers out of Rotterdam, Netherlands continue to pile gigs and awards, recntly playing in Russia for the first time. They will have a new CD releae out in May to be debuted at the Rockabilly Dazzle in Rotterdam. Check them out…………………….Eli Johnston and his band Monroeville out of Nashville, TN have a new single out entitled “So 
Far”, a mix of bluegrass and country styles. The band won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band Of The Year Award for 2012 recently. Check them and their new tune out on Itunes …………………. The Black Lilies out of Knoxville, TN have a new album out “Runaway Freeway Blues” and kicked off a national tour in late March. Check them out at www.theblacklillies.com and get their new CD wherever CD’s are sold.………………Barbara Cassidy of Marblehead, MA and her Barbara Cassidy Band have a new 6 song EP entitled Fly Away,  out  on May 7th. Song features the single “I Ran Out Of Innocence” EP features 4 new songs by Barbara and writing partner Eric Chasalow. Good luck Barb. More information at their site www.barbaracassidyband.com  …. ………………..The deadline is quickly approaching (Mat 31st) for the USA Songwriting Competition. You can apply and upload your songs at their website www.songwriting.net  ….………………Shawn Jones of Los Angeles, CA will be touring in the United Kingdom this summer as well as many dates in the US. Check him and his new single “Life Is For The Living”  at www.shawnjones.net ……………..And don’t forget to check out the Independent Musician Sweepstakes brought to you by DscMakers for great prizes. Check it out at www.discmakers.com …………….Gilli Moon of Los Angeles, MA has a new blog page avilable. You can check that out and her music at www.warriorgirlmusic.com ……… ………….We recorded a new song for Red Gilmann of Milford, CT this one a folky style song called “Room 247”. Good one Red!!........................Don’t forget to enter the American Songwriter Magazine bi-monthly contest for lyric writers. More information at their website or by calling 615-321-6096. Great magazine as well folks!! Good luck!!!……….
………And check out my website for info about our new CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You” http://www.rogerwilliam.com We’ll be adding new shows, reviews and photos. If you are in or visiting the New England area check our schedule regularly and come on out and see us live.  Check it out!! Thanks everyone!!……… …… PLEASE CALL ME DIRECTLY (CELL) AT 401-864-8729! 


Classified Ads

Need help with your lyrics? We can help! One time revision per lyric sheet only $25. Write to George LaFlame 14352 Northwood Dr, Apt 102 Albion, NY 14411 email me at georgesongs@me.com

 
Published lyric writer in search of people looking for just the right word. We can help with your lyrics. Contact Ray Withrow, 850 Ben’s Lane, Huffman, TX 77336 phone 832-482-7039


Ernie Mindel CD’s for sale, “Whispers In The Wind”, 11 orginal songs, “In My Home” , 10 original gospel songs, “Just Plain Country”, 10 old time standards. $10 ea or 3 for $25 includes postage. Write to: Ernie Mindel, 3175 Jensen Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770


I want my lyrics put to music, country style preferred. I’m versatile, with many to choose from. I’ll pay a reasonable amount of any costs. Write to R. Sponaugle, 8006 Hammond, Alex VA, 22309


Looking for composer to put my lyrics to music, country styles preferred. Write to Joe Morales PO Box 46, Stuyvesant Station, NYC, NY 10009 or email at lyricswithoutmusic@hotmail.com


I am looking for someone to work with perfecting my songs. You must have the ability to rhyme, arrange, good imagination, brilliant vocals, humorous and heartfelt. Jot me a line, we will work together. Send letters to: Vivian Vetter 673 Santa Rosa St Apt B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


CD “Sports Songs And Beyond” recorded by Phil Coley, produced by King Of The Road Music. Includes the song “Johnny Silver” by Joe Pickering and George LaFlame. Purchase this CD at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com or write to Joe Pickering Jr at King Of The Road Music, 13 Pond Road, Bangor, ME 04401


If you know someone who is hook on whiskey or beer, my 3 songs may be just the thing they need to set them from drinking. In my songs they are crying out for Jesus to help and the songs end up with them being saved. Send $5 to Elijah Giddens 110 Payton Daniels Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382


Join the Massachusetts Country Music Association. This is your opportunity to get noticed. Yearly awards banquet, jamborees. Dues are $15 per year. Write MCMAA PO Box 2066, Abington, MA 02351 Attn: Ron Hill- President

 


Book for sale “Nan T’s Poetry” only $5 to Nan Tebrinke, 405 East Hammond Street, Red Oak, Iowa, 51566


Singer looking for country and gospel songs to record. Contact Shirley Holliway, 276 Oak Bend Lane, Murphy, NC 28906


If you like traditional country music this cassette is for you. Send $5 to JD Sunderland 3068 Marion Waldo Rd #176, Marion, OH 43302. Immediate delivery


CD for sale  “2 Songs of Yesteryear Songs” . $7 each. Write to All American Records, c/o RW Robison, PO Box 627, Sweetwater, TN 37870-0627


PLEASE LISTEN TO NBRN. FM MON. / FRI. 9-10 AM KEITH BRADFORD MON. / FRI. 4 - 6 MIKE BRADFORD TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD

.
Buy Jerry Bauguess’ new country CD “I’m Country”. 11 original songs or his first CD “Miles From Nowhere”, both for $20 or $10 each includes shipping. Send to Jerry Bauguess, 539 Old Railroad Rd, Thurmond, NC, 28683 or email Jerry at jblcody@aol.com


Songs and DVD videos needed for radio and TV exposure. Send your CD’s and DVD only video performances to Rev. Bud Rose PO Box 366, Sycamore, OH 44882


Singer – songwriter willing to co-write with other published writers or singers. John J Baker Sr  PO Box 1772, Glen Rose, TX 76043


Songwriter- composer looking for lyricist to co-write country pop, MOR and gospel. Must have great hooks!! Write Ty Tiner 413 North Oak St, Hohenwald, TN 38462


YOU – the gospel recording artist whether male or female, it would be wise you contact Bob Rose of 113 Berkeley Drive, CharlesTown, WV 25414. Doing such you will be gifted with gospel writings that you will really go for


Books of original poetry, a variety of poems of love and inspiration. A 48-page book, written by Ludema Garza, including pictures and a brief summary about the artist. Send $10 to Ludema Garza 213 Brown St, Elkton, MD 21921


Songwriter–lyricist willing to co-write with other writers. My CD’s available for $7 each. Write to Glenn D Evans 148 Hays St, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 or email songcrafter@yahoo.com or poet32@lycos.com. My writing can be seen at www.ourchurch.com or www.itsonlywords.com and look for songcrafter


Songwriter – performer looking for collaborator. Write to JD Sanders 25056 61st Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or call 616-782-0355
Lyric writer seeking someone to collaborate on musical creations on a 50/40 basis. Mostly country some gospel as well. Write to Larry Miller 4400 NW 39th Ave #114, Gainsville, FL 32606


WANTED: repairable Albert System clarinets ($20 X 4) plus postage. Ship COD to Dom Betro 2478 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533


You can watch 5 of our country music videos by going to www.youtube.com/shotgunmillerThe Millers, Roberta and Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Dr Middlestown, RI 02842


Christian/country songwriter with 2 CDs for sale $12 each. Traditional, bluegrass, christian /country, rockabilly are some of the styles. To purchase contact Ray Withrow at raywithrow@yahoo.com


“The All Around “ newsletter for aspiring singers and songwriters will be back in circulation soon. Send 8 stamps if interested. Send to Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street Uniontown, PA 15401


ROGERSONGS! Da best in da demo bidness!! Demo’s of your song from only $89!! Call or write for more info rogersongs@cox.netAnd YES we do accept Mastercard and Visa through Paypal 401-864-8729

Songwriter’s Block? 

As songwriters, we write and create music because we have to. We may be good at it (or not) and some feel obligated to run with this “gift,” or we may love it so much that we can’t imagine doing anything else. Either way, the idea that one day we may run out of things to write about, or that we will have written everything there is to write, or that we may just lose that gift is very real and, and very scary – especially if we make our livelihood as music creators.You may not think it’s possible to write on demand – that is, you may or may not believe in phrases like “writer’s block” or “when the inspiration hits.” You may or may not believe you have a muse that sits in the back of your room when you are feeling the creative flow, and is on a lunch break when you’re not. Trust me, I’ve gone through all the possibilities of why I often feel like a magnet drawn to my guitar and writer’s pad, and why at other times, I’d rather crawl into bed, clean my bathroom for the third time, or do my taxes before sitting down with a pen in hand. What gives? Don’t I have any control of this? Yup, I do. And so do you.I used to claim that my work habits ebb and flow like the ocean, (I am a Cancer!!) being controlled by the moon (I was the ocean in this analogy). Parts of the year, I was writing pages of lyrics and music, other times, I was booking and promoting gigs, and sometimes my energy was elsewhere. The important thing to remember is you have keep at it, no matter what.Some helpful hints to make this actually happen:
1. Don’t procrastinate. Period. Don’t clean, don’t go out, don’t watch TV. Force yourself to sit your butt down and start writing because you said you would.2. You can generate inspiration at any time. Just get into action and don’t pretend that your inspiration comes from an outside source. It doesn’t.3. Make your writing area comfortable. Keep it free of clutter, private, and quiet. Making it somewhere you want to go will help you actually go there.4. Develop a routine you can count on. Knowing that from 5-7pm every day, you’ll be sitting with your guitar, or writing lyrics, can become as habit building as eating breakfast. Like William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”5. Share with someone. Telling a friend, band mate, dentist, whatever, that you will write more often will not only get you out of your head and into the real world, but you will have someone who will check up on you. Ask them to hold you accountable to what you say you want to accomplish.6. Don’t judge yourself. Fear of failure, or the fear of producing crap, is one of the first things that repels me from sitting down and writing. All I can say, you will never know if you don’t start writing. “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” (Margaret Atwood)7. Re-write something. Transcribe your favorite Beatles tune, re-write the first song you ever wrote, do anything that gets you in the mindset that you are now writing. Never stop writing because you have run out of ideas. 8. Don’t listen to your feelings. “I don’t feel like it” and “I don’t have the energy” are great cop-outs. Don’t listen! William Goldman agrees: “The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”So just write already.




More Classified Ads……


If you need country or christian songs for whatever reason, I have them. Contact Charles Mathers at cnmathers@sbcglobal.net.  Hear some great country, pop, christian with free  downloads at www.soundclick.com/michisong


Michael Allen Greer has a wide selection of cassettes and CD’s for sale that he’s recorded over the years. For more information write to:  Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street, Uniontown, PA 15401


Wendell Austin has a new CD out  “Gospel Fire” twenty songs, absolutely FREE. Contact FFC at -949-970-9883.

 
All CD’s “Extraodinaire” $8, “Extraodinaire II” $8, “Lost In Signs”,  “Stunt Rock”, “Fusion 1216”, “Ken Jackson Blues”  “Got A Issue? Get A Tissue” $5 each. DVD “Party With Ken” $10. Includes FREE S&H to Ken Jackson, 755 Braxton Place Apt B303, Madison, WI 53715You can check me out on You Tube


Alternative Country Volume #6 CD a 20 song CD with .25 of each sale going to the Rosine Assoc. Only $10. Order from Roger Glenn Miller  10 Reardon Drive, Middletown RI 02842

 
Free Moon News Discounted printing quotes. Great prices on CD inserts, posters, gig flyers, whatever your printing needs. I can help with art design, if needed. All items shipped UPS ground. Contact Kent at A2Z Color Printing @ 831-659-7100 or email a2zcolorprinting@gmail.com Visit our website www.a2zcolorprinting.com

 
Reach us at:Rogersongs – Blue Moon Records735 Victory HwyNorth Smithfield, RI 02896

401-864-8729

rogersongs@cox.net

www.myspace.com/rogerwilliam

www.rogerwilliam.com

 

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