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                                                                        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