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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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MKOC News

October 18, 2007
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Hi All,

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I had run into what we webmasters call "html hell". My sister and her husband had come home from Boston for a week to visit. As they only get to come home for 1 week a year, I devoted my time to visiting with them and had not been online. Afterwards I found that MKOC was not actively online. I thought, well... servers have problems from time to time, it'll be back up soon... NOT! I found myself without a web host when HostLand.com dumped my site and didn't bother to tell me. I have no idea exactly how long it had been down but had to scurry to find a good web host with a price I could afford.. then I had to redo ALL of the links that had previously led to HostLand (which was on every page) as the deal was, they would sponsor me for life as long as I kept their link on every page. Welp, I held up my end of the bargain but apparently the owner of the server didn't feel compelled to do the same. I'm happy to say, I'm now housed with TechHosting and they have great service and great deals. As you can see above, I've removed the former host and added TechHosting in it's place. No, I'm not being sponsored so it's not free, but it is affordable, especially for a site as huge as MKOC. It took me quite awhile to get all the site uploaded and updated, etc. but it's now all back in place.

I decided to take all day today preparing the news that has been sitting in my mailbox waiting to be posted for y'all. I'm sorry it's taken so long but some things just can't be helped. There's also a new review for y'all to check out. I had just written it before my sister came home so when I was uploading the site to the new server, I uploaded the review with the rest. It's not my best work by far, but at least you can hear the music and tell me... how much convincing does anyone need to know Gene Watson is one of the greatest artists in country music?!

That's right, GENE WATSON has a new CD, "In A Perfect World" is on MKOC with review and song clips! My advise, make that your first stop from the news!

Gene Watson's, "In A Perfect World" Reviewed on MKOC

MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.

 

MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
WWW.Gone
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.
 

Joe Tinoco / Tamra Holden Tinoco News

Magnificent Gospel Showcase (Sky Angel Special)
TUNE IN AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO TAMRA SING SOME OF THE WORLDS MAGNIFICENT SONGS OF PRAISE!

Sky Angel Special. Brings to you clean stand-up comics. You will also hear and see some of worlds greatest Gospel songs performered weekly! It all started September 28th, 2007 and will continue airing the fourth Friday of every month. The "Magnificent Gospel Showcase." This Gospel Showcase" comes directly of the stage from The White House Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

You can enjoy Christian comedians Ron McGehee and Thor Ramsey along with gospel music artists such as The Martins, Hope's Call, Brian Free & Assurance, Gold City and many others! Be sure and stay tuned. (Airs every fourth Friday starting September 28)
Angel Two/Sky Angel Channel 9702

To listen to Tamra sing now you can click here Amazing Grace
Or go to http://www.mkoc.com/JoeTinoco/music.htm where you can hear more of her previous Gospel recordings


BRAND NEW SHOW

Monday Through Saturday Nights
(NEVER ON A SUNDAY)
NOW SHOWING AT THE WHITE HOUSE THEATRE.
Sneak Peek previous Productions
Click Here to view the Video:
Windows Media
Real Player


MAGNIFICENT SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW STARTS NOVEMBER 1ST, 2007

The White House Theatre
755 Gretna Road
Branson, MO 65616
Toll Free: 1-877-487-2386
Local: 1-417-335-2396
Fax: 1-417-239-3033

Joe Tinoco

 


Narvel-wave.jpg (2479 bytes)Narvel Felts

Visit Narvel's site to see the latest news about his tour during September.

Another treat is the review of Narvel's show in Kingston, OK which was written by fans, Essie Shell and Faye Huffman. Photos are included!

To read the latest news go to Sept. 2007 news
To read the review and see the photos, you can click on the link below Narvel's Sept. news piece or go directly to News From Fans.

NarvelFelts

More Country  News


"(AP) Porter Wagoner Ailing, Hospitalized"
October 19, 2007, 11:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Porter Wagoner has been hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment and is in serious condition, his publicist says.

Darlene Bieber said the 80-year-old Grand Ole Opry star, known for his trademark rhinestone stage outfits, "is asking for prayers from his friends and fans."

She had no other information, Bieber said Thursday.

WSMV-TV reported that Wagoner was admitted to the hospital earlier this week for observation.

He was hospitalized for two weeks in July 2006 after suffering a stomach aneurism.

In May, he celebrated his 50th year on the Grand Ole Opry, the long-running live country music show. He helped launch Dolly Parton's career by hiring her as his duet partner in 1967.

Wagoner's career took an upturn this year when he signed with ANTI-records, an eclectic Los Angeles label best known for alt-rock acts such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Neko Case. He released the album "Wagonmaster," earning Wagoner some of the best reviews of his career.

Wagoner was the opening act for the White Stripes at a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan this summer.

On the Net:

Porter Wagoner: http://www.porterwagoner.net/                           Get Wagon Master Here

 

 


Dave "Pappy Hamel Passed Away

 It is with great sadness that we are circulating this notice.  Dave 'Pappy' Hamel passed away in his home, in the early morning hours, Sunday, October 7th.  He was having difficulty with his breathing over the last couple of days and had recently completed a series of tests to determine if he could go on oxygen therapy to relieve his discomfort.

We are taking solace in the facts that he held his active Drivers and Pilots Licenses, having trained his students up until this weekend, when he had to cancel due to his illness.
 
He maintained his sense of humor through these troublesome times, always having or making a joke for someone.  We celebrated Thanksgiving with our turkey dinner on Saturday evening which he thoroughly enjoyed.
 
At this time, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for all the love and support that has come into our home and we will be keeping you informed in the coming days.

---------------------

Pappy was also a singer/songwriter from Canada. I met him through our mutual friend, Alex Cullum who sent this sad message to me. Alex was not only a good friend of the Hamel's, he was a huge fan of Pappy's work. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.


Support Our Troops
By Marty Martel

I have received an email from a Brother Knight of Columbus, of which I am a member of.  He has requested emails to Marines serving in Iraq showing support for the troops.  The target is 6000 emails and so far they have rcvd 2000.  This request has been made from Marine Colonel Simcock.

 
I am asking you to send a support email to our military men and women who will have their spirits lifted when they know that we are with them in cause and in prayer and we wait with hope and prayer for their safe return to our homeland and to their loved ones.
 
The email is as follows:    RTC-6lettersfromh@gcemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil
 
Please take time if you can, right now, to sit down and send them an email.  Their need to know how much we love and thank them for what they are fighting for, to keep us free here in America.
 
Thank you and please don't yourself forget.
 
Marty Martel

 


NOTICE: Extended deadlines - Entries must be posted before Nov. 19th!

Legendary Music Celebrities Team Up With Record Label Executives To Judge The International Songwriting Competition

Nelly Furtado, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Tom Waits, Sean Paul, Robert Smith (The Cure), Cassandra Wilson, And Many More Celebrities Team Up With Top Music Industry Executives To Choose This Year's ISC Winner


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WEB) October 1, 2007 -- The deadline for songwriters to enter the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is fast approaching. Many of the music industry's top celebrities and record label executives have joined together to judge this year's competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting and music competitions in the world. Judging ISC provides a unique vehicle for celebrities to give back to their fans and offer encouragement and support to aspiring songwriters all over the world. It also offers the unprecedented opportunity for up-and-coming artists to have their music heard by the music industry's top recording artists and record label executives.

Scott Leger, Grand Prize Winner of ISC 2006, says about the competition, "I cannot tell you what an amazing feeling of validation it has given me. When I wrote this song I knew it was important, but I never imagined it would mean something like this for me. Thank you for believing in 'songs.'" His manager, Mike Regan, adds, "winning the Grand Prize for the ISC can best be described as 'career changing' for an artist."

ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes each year, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $20,000 in merchandise, unmatched by any other songwriting competition. ISC is open to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to professional, and offers 19 categories, covering all genres of contemporary music. In addition to the regular prizes, the winner of the Teen category receives a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music's Summer Performance Program.

Entry forms are available at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/entry.htm

The complete ISC judging panel includes: Nelly Furtado; Jerry Lee Lewis; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks); Hinder; Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Tom Waits; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson; David Cross (FOX-TV's Arrested Development); Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy Gray; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; and Tiesto

Also judging will be music industry executives Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami); Angel Carrasco (President, 605 Discos and Sr. VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin America); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Nancy Wolpert (VP Home Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); and Paul Majors (CEO/Founder Majors Music)

ISC is sponsored by Electro-Voice, ASCAP, Berklee College Of Music, Cakewalk, Shure, D'Addario, Thayers, Hear Technologies, Disc Makers, Sonicbids, Musician's Atlas, Sibelius, Karian Studios, OnlineGigs, The Music Business Registry, Mediaguide, ArtistMonitor, Platinum Blue Music Intelligence, Alphabet Arm Design, George Stein, Esq., SongU, The Indie Venue Bible, Shari's Berries, and Taxi

More information and entry forms can be found on the ISC website at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/entry.htm

 

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Gary Allan

WATCH GARY'S NEW VIDEO FIRST AT  GARYALLAN.COM

Attention Gary Allan Fans, we are currently pre-boarding for the premiere of the “Watching Airplanes” video. Please fasten your seat belt and put your seat in the upright position as this video is about to TAKE OFF!

Were you one of the 30,000 people at one of the following shows: Saint George, UT, Red Rocks, CO, Austin, TX and Fort Worth, TX? If so, then you may be in the video!   Gary has always wanted to give his fans a real close-up of his live show and this video is it!  Watching this video, you'll feel like you're right on stage with Gary and the band.  WATCH IT NOW! 

GAFC Members! Log in for special behind the scenes footage...JUST FOR YOU!

Read more!

GARY JOINS SECOND LEG OF URBAN'S WORLD TOUR

Exhilarated crowds have followed three-time CMA nominee Keith Urban from Germany to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and parts of the United States. Now Urban’s World Tour will take the recently nominated Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, through America with concert dates slated well into the fall. The North American leg of the tour, which originally kicked off on June 8th in Phoenix, has now had an additional twenty cities added. This second leg of the “Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour” will continue in Columbus, Ohio after its last “summer performances” in Edmonton, Alberta on September 21st and 22nd.

Read more!

NEW ALBUM FOR GARY ALLAN

Look for Gary's new album "Living Hard" to hit stores October 23rd. The latest album from Gary Allan will include his current single flying up the charts "Watching Airplanes".




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Durant, OK @ Choctaw Coliseum
2007-10-12
Marksville, LA @ Mari Center
2007-10-13
College Station, TX @ Texas World Speedway
2007-10-14
Niceville, FL @ Mullet Festival Site
2007-10-20
Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
2007-10-27
Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center**
2007-11-01
Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena **
2007-11-02

Don't miss Gary on the road! Click here to for the most current tour information.
** dates with Keith Urban


Pre-Order today & get guaranteed low price!
Release date 10-23-07

 


Country Cuts
By Roger Ryan

Bob Wootton has just completed his 7th and most successful tour of Ireland. Bob, who supplied the distinctive guitar sound to the Johnny Cash Show for over 30 years, is now helping to keep the music of Cash alive. Back home in the States he has also re-formed The Tennessee Three, Johnny's Band, and they are kept busy with touring and recording. Bob will be back in Ireland again in December or a series of Christmas Shows, so keep an eye out for him. It's a most enjoyable show and one not to be missed.

Johnny Cash's brother Tommy Cash, will be back in Ireland next month for a series of shows with his Cash crew Band. Some local dates are the Everyman, Cork on Thursday Nov. 29th, and Gleneagle, Killarney, on Friday Nov.30th.

Two Grand Ladies of Country Music, Leona Williams and Jean Shepard are due to tour Ireland in November. The 8 date tour begins at the Longford Arms on Wed Nov 14th and ends at The Sligo Park Hotel on Thursday Nov. 22nd. Regrettably there are no dates down South.

Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Duff have been performing together as part of the Daniel O'Donell Show for many moons now and their duets have gone down a treat with their fans. Incredibly however, despite all the time they've spent together on the road, to date they have only released one album together. Fans have long been clamouring for a new album and the good news is that a new album is due out this week. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Daniel and Mary's performing together, they have now produced a memorable new album entitled Together Agian. Featuring a number of hit songs from across the years, Together Again is sure to be a big hit with their countless fans. Also included with the album is an exclusive 8 track DVD featuring previously unreleased songs and live performances. The DVD will only be available for a limited period.

The Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney, Co. Monagahan, will present the Entertainment Country Music Awards on Thursday Nov 1. Michael Lyster of RTE will present some of the top names on the Irish country Music scene among them, Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell,Susan McCann, Patrick Feeney, Hugo Duncan Helen McCabe and many more.

The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co.Kerry, will present a Country Music Festival on November 16, 17 and 18. Amongst the huge lineup of talent over the weekend are Jimmy Buckley, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O'Brien, Patrick Feeney, Trudi Lalor and John Hogan. This promises to be a super weekend of dancing to some of the top entertainers and bands in the country. Weekend packages are available from the hotel which can be contacted at 062-63773.

Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band has just completed a very successful Irish tour. Hopefully he will be back again next year.

Roger Ryan
rogerryan@eircom.net

 

Sara Evans: Starting Over
Sara opens up about life as a single mom, faith and returning to “living again.”
Garth Brooks:
Breaking Records

Garth never seems to run out of milestones.
A Star Is Born
How stars like LeAnn Rimes, Reba and Barbara Mandrell got that elusive big break.
Jimi’s Journey
Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook reflects on success, marriage and family.

 


Joe Nichols

JOIN JOE & DENNY'S FOR A COUNTRY MUSIC GIVEAWAY
This fall, Denny’s restaurants invite country music fans to stop in, take a load off and enjoy some Denny’s cookin’. The nation’s largest family dining chain has teamed up with Coca-Cola� and Universal Music Group to offer guests free song downloads and a chance to win a VIP Country Music Experience.

Denny’s, an American icon, has selected Joe and some of today’s hottest country stars to participate in its newest promotion.
more!

   
JOE NICHOLS CELEBRATES REAL THINGS IN NEW ALBUM
Enter daily for a chance to win the Grand Prize trip for two to Nashville to sit down and have a cup of joe with Joe Nichols! Plus…Ten First Place winners will each get their very own Mr. Coffee� Coffeemaker!

Submit here. You may enter once a day from October 8 to November 12, 2007 Must be 21 years of age or older to register.
more!


Buy Real Things Here

 


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Trisha Yearwood

PRE-ORDER HEAVEN, HEARTACHE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE NOW!

Heaven, Heartache, And The Power of Love is now available to Pre-Order! Be one of the first to get Trisha's new album!


 Click here to Pre-Order Now!

 

 


CHECK OUT A SNEAK PEEK OF TRISHA ON TOP 20 COUNTDOWN

Tune in to GAC on Friday, October 12th at 8 p.m. ET, when Trisha Yearwood stops by the studio to talk with Nan Kelley about the recent frenzy surrounding her upcoming concerts with husband, Garth Brooks.

Nan and Trisha also talk about her soon to be released album, a new recipe book and a whole lot more...don't miss it! Check GAC's Top 20 section for more show times and to vote for Trisha!

Be sure to visit the Trisha Yearwood section of GACTV.com.

October 12, 2007 8:00 PM ET
October 13, 2007 12:00 AM ET
October 13, 2007 10:00 AM ET
October 13, 2007 5:30 PM ET
October 14, 2007 1:00 PM ET


more!

REQUEST HEAVEN, HEARTACHE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE

You have the power to make "Heaven, Heartache, and The Power or Love" NUMBER 1 for Trisha! You have already helped make this single one of her fastest rising songs ever! Remember to call your favorite local country station and request "Heaven, Heartache, and The Power of Love"!

Don't forget you can request Trisha's new video on CMT and GAC NOW! Email top20@gactv.com to get Trisha on GAC's top 20. On CMT the more we stream the video, the more we see it on CMT. Click here WATCH IT NOW! more!

TRISHA ON TV

Date

Program & Time

Channel

10/10

Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall @ 9:00 PM ET

GAC

10/11

Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall @ 1:00 AM ET

GAC

10/12

CMT Giants: Reba @ 9:00 AM ET

MHD

10/12

Top 20 Countdown @ 8:00 PM ET

CMT

10/13

Top 20 Countdown @ 12:00 AM ET

CMT

Click here for more Trisha on TV.


TOUR DATES 2007

Date

City/State

Venue

10/10

New York, NY

All For The Hall NY

11/03

Atlanta, GA

Fox Theatre

11/05

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/06

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/07

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/08

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/09

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/10

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/11

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/12

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

11/14

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Click here for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!

 

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THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION PRESENTS
3 DOORS DOWN & FRIENDS

Sponsored by AIG/American General Life & Accident Insurance

Biloxi, MS –  Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated band 3 Doors Down will hold their 4th annual "The Better Life Foundation" Concert at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 1, 2007, in Biloxi, Mississippi.  3 Doors Down and Sara Evans will perform with more performers to be announced. This evening is sponsored in part by AIG/American General Life & Accident Insurance.

3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold commented on their efforts: "This concert we're doing is just another way for us to try and give back to the area we so dearly love."

The 12 time platinum band, 3 Doors Down has enjoyed major success since day one. Popular hits include "Kryptonite," "Duck & Run," "Loser," "Be Like That," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You," making them one of the consistently successful rock bands in recent history.

Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast area, The Better Life Foundation has been working locally to assess the individual needs of each community and getting them exactly what they need. The 2007 Better Life Foundation event will benefit children's charities along the Gulf Coast.

General Admission tickets will go on sale October 11th at all TicketMaster locations and the Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office. 

VIP Tickets can be purchased exclusively at 251-586-2208.  VIP Ticket prices range from $300 - $500 and include food and beverage.  General admission tickets can be purchased for $100 - $125.

For more information on 3 Doors Down or The Better Life Foundation visit:
www.3doorsdown.com
www.thebetterfoundation.org

Media Contacts:

3 Doors Down media contact:
Kirt Webster, 615-777-6995 x30
kirt@websterpr.com 

Sara Evans media contact:
Renee Behrman-Greiman, 615-742-0099
rbehrman@modmgmt.com

Webster and Associates Public Relations P.O. Box 23015 Nashville TN 37202

 

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Trace Adkins

TRACE SHOWS HE HAS HIS GAME ON

Trace Adkins has a new video out and fans are calling him the Love Doctor. Adkins stops by CMT's Top 20 Countdown, along with his co-star from the video, comedian Rodney Carrington, to talk about the video. Find out just how smooth Adkins can be when the country star trades pick-up lines with Carrington for a spirited round of the "I Got My Game On" game. The show premieres Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4:00 PM ET/PT => Read more

REQUEST "I GOT MY GAME ON" NOW AT RADIO!

Listen for Trace Adkins new single "I Got My Game On" from his upcoming album at Country Radio now! REQUEST TODAY

=> Read more



 

 


Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

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Dan Michel, DJ and Program Director
WPMB and WKRV-FM, Vandalia, Illinois writes about...
"SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND"
We hear so many cheatin', breakup songs...Now Jack and Misty present an un-breakup, get back together song..."Is There Something On Your Mind"...The lyrics are an upbeat and true to life reflection of a couple that are glad to be together again...after some lesson learning time apart...This song has a bright and shiny melody carried by the classic Jack and Misty sound...It's perfect to hear anytime of day...But it's especially good to hear at wake up time..."Is There Something On Your Mind" will generate requests from couples who are getting together again...and are happy to be reunited.
on Stardust Records Comp. #69.
Please click here for a preview:
http://www.blazingsquirrel.com/jm/wma/something_on_your_mind.htm

We hope you enjoy it.  :)
Jack & Misty
 
ONCE UPON A SONG.

Once upon a time a young couple lived on the edge of starvation...
but still managed to come up with beer money.
They had no cash or college degrees,
and they were too nervous to steal, so they chose music as their life's endeavor.

Cars and houses were being repossessed faster than they could replace them,
and times were hard.
There were trolls under every bridge, and wolves at the door,
but they had each other, their music, and more than their fair share of desperation.

He sat down and tried to write a song.
He printed "Notes in a Birdbath" at the top of the legal pad page,
and wrote a few lines of a story that went like this:
A guy's wife had left him, he was drinking beers, writing notes to her,
putting the notes in the empty bottles,
and throwing the bottles with the messages into the birdbath.
Sort of like a person stranded on an island tosses bottled notes into the sea.

In this case, he was drunk, the notes were not being delivered to anybody,
and the birds were getting dirty and annoyed.
He ran out of ideas before he ran out of song,
and the legal pad was tossed on The Heap of Lost Things.

Years went by and the semi-young musicians were still screwed up.
He sat on the porch, still trying to write songs.
He blamed his guitar, the weather, and General Mills for his failure.
Desperation grew into a magic force,
and suddenly a complete song popped into his maturing brain.
It was funny and had a good beat, but no title.
They sang the song together and laughed at its weirdness.
Later that night, they were given the title: "TENNESSEE BIRDWALK"
(To listen to the song, click here): http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/tennesseebirdwalk_nif.htm

Jack Blanchard
2007.

Download Jack and Misty's music at: Soundclick or SnoCap

Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
THE JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN ONLINE CD CATALOG:
http://www.elvinsystems.com/jm/catalog.htm

 

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