SOMETHING OLD/NEW

JP found this and we think it’s a cool concept a lot of people really like. Check out the old/new guitars from Fender here.

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Last Minute Christmas Gift for Guitar players (guest blogger, JPH)

Still looking to pick up some gifts for the guitar players in your life ? Look no further than the guitar string bracelets from WearYourMusic.org.

Offering artists bracelets and fashion bracelets, there’s something for every type of guitarist. In the case of the artists bracelets, 100% of the proceeds from the sale are donated to a charity chosen by the artist. For the fashion bracelets, a percentage of the profits are donated to the MusiCares Foundation.

WearYourMusic.org

There’s also other merchandise available on their site – so head over, take a look at what’s there and pick up something for the music fans in your life.

JPH is part of Missing Daybreak and a regular poster over at Triple Tri Blog

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ENJOY THE MUSIC AND HELP, TOO.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PRESS RELEASE – KCSB CO-FOUNDER RICHARD FINCH RELEASES NEW CD TO BENEFIT CHARITY
Current mood: adventurous

(you’ll probably see this floating around on the wire services soon!!!)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RICHARD FINCH, MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, RE-ENTERS MUSIC INDUSTRY AFTER 25 YEAR HIATUS; RELEASES “FOR ALL REASONS” CHARITY CD

Multi-Grammy Award winning artist, producer, engineer, song arranger, composer and co-founder of the legendary 70’s disco group, “KC and the Sunshine Band” returns to the music industry with his first release in 25 years, titled “For All Reasons.” This 11-song compilation CD features new music/artists recorded by Finch, with a portion of the proceeds from every CD sale/download benefiting six organizations.

December 16, 2008 (Las Vegas, NV) – Ending a 25-year hiatus, legendary Producer/Arranger Richard Finch proves that he still has the magic touch for creating hit records. As one half of the multi-Grammy Award winning songwriting team from “KC and the Sunshine Band,” which gave the world a nonstop stream of danceable hits in the 70’s, including, “Boogie Shoes,” “Get Down Tonight” and “Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty),” Finch is making his professional comeback to the music industry and seizing the moment to bring fun and ‘grooveablity’ back to the masses while helping some very worthy causes in the process. “For All Reasons” – an 11-song compilation CD features some of Finch’s new artist discoveries, two of his own compositions (which he performs) and includes solo efforts from the members of The Memphis Rascals, Top 35 contestants from the 2007 summer installment of NBC Television’s hit reality series, “America’s Got Talent.”

Touched by the devastation of Hurricane Ike and seeing the remnants of its effect in his own community of Newark, Ohio, Finch made a decision to incorporate charitable giving and fundraising projects into the framework of his new company, Richard Finch Productions, Inc., which will be headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. “For All Reasons” is the first release from the company’s recording studio, “The Production Kitchen.”

“Sadly, our country and the rest of the world is going through some hard times right now,” Finch comments, “but we’ve been in this situation before. There’s an entire generation that knows nothing about the economic frustrations OR the gas rationing we had in the 70’s. I’d like to think that the music we created during that decade put a smile on people’s faces and helped them through those difficult times. Hopefully, the amazing music we’ve created for the “For All Reasons” disk will have that same effect on people, while helping these wonderful organizations at the same time.”

A portion of the proceeds from every “For All Reasons” CD and download will benefit one of six different organizations as decided by the buyer: American Red Cross (Licking County, Ohio), Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (Walnut Creek, CA), Campaign for Care (Los Angeles, CA), Kid One Transport (Birmingham, AL), The Denver Foundation (Princeton, WV) and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, OH). Those who purchase the physical CD will designate their contribution to one of these six charities via a voting postcard included with their purchase. The money raised from the album download will be divided equally among the six organizations.

Dreama Denver, CEO of The Denver Foundation, which she co-founded with her late husband, actor Bob Denver (“Gilligan” from “Gilligan’s Island”) states, “I’m sure I speak for all of the organizations when I say it’s an honor to be included in this unique fundraising effort. The music, culture and excitement that Rick played a huge part in creating 30 years ago remains timeless and I know we’d all like to see the same longevity and success for the ‘For All Reasons’ CD.”

About Richard Finch:

Richard Finch, legendary co-founder/bassist/song arranger/composer/producer and engineer of the 1970’s mega-group “KC & the Sunshine Band” is renowned for developing a unique fusion of R&B, Funky Soul and Country, meshed with a Latin/Caribbean groove, which catapulted the band to worldwide fame. Through his creative vision, consumer insight and engineering expertise, Finch has given the world a timeless catalog of hits and a musical legacy seldom matched by few. The music co-created, produced and arranged by Finch is a staple in Music Americana, reflected in sales of over 100 million recordings worldwide, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards, 14 BMI Songwriter/Arranger Awards, an American Music Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. KC & The Sunshine Band, as a result of Finch’s catchy music compositions and precise hard-hitting production quality, is considered one of the most successful music groups of all time and is credited with changing the sound of 20th Century pop music. Finch’s bass lines and drum grooves are known worldwide as an industry standard and staple in the Hip Hop genre, sampled by numerous artists including 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ultra Nate and Beyoncé.

“For All Reasons” is available through CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com/cd/rfp) or by phone (1-503-595-3000)

For more information, visit www.rickfinch.com

© 2008 Richard Finch Productions, Inc. – All Rights Reserved

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GIANT BOAT GUITAR

This is one of my favorite oddities.   I think it is beautiful and very intriguing.

GUITAR BOAT

Thanks to JP for finding all these neat things for us!

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MORE INFO DIRECTLY FROM DILANA

Saturday, October 11, 2008

REACHING OUT TO YOU
Current mood: blessed
Category: Music

Hey everyone!

Here’s your chance to “Save Dilana” !

This tour is a chance for us all to prove that one person can make a difference.  That one person is you!  My dreams were pulled right from under my feet while I was at the beginning of my UK/Canadian Tour.  Well, I’m back on my feet, but with a lot of hard work put behind it.  I received so many messages from disappointed fans and phone calls from different venues that I knew that I HAD TO FINISH THIS SCHEDULED TOUR!  I asked myself how and that answer was given to me by YOU… my loyal fans.

So many of you said that you wanted to help me complete this tour and I was blown away by your response!  I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of Love and Support from my friends, fans, and supporters literally from across the World. I truly have the best fans EVA!  My tour starts next week on October 15, so now’s your chance to help!  If you can’t donate, no worries, I’ll still love you anyways!  If you can donate just a little, that’s wonderful!  If you can donate more, that’s wonderful too! Whatever you can give is greatly appreciated.

We are setting out to prove that by working together as a union through kindness, generosity and a little thing called LOVE, we can harness the power of the Web to make this Tour a smashing success.

If you’d like to help PLS make a donation today and help make this “FAN FUNDED” tour a memorable one for ALL!

HERE’S THE INSTRUCTIONS TO DONATE:

  • You will need an existing PayPal account to send money
  • Go to www.paypal.com
  • Click the Send Money Tab
  • Enter the savedilanatourfund@yahoo.com Email Address
  • Add a Dollar Amount.
  • Select Cash Advance and go. (Cash Advance Interest Rates on Credit Cards are higher than when making purchases.)
  • You will get an email receipt for the transaction.

Thanx for the much appreciated support!

PS! Would be AWESOME to SELL OUT every venue!!  If you could make it to one of my shows, PLEASE DO! I LOOK FWD TO SINGING MY HEART OUT FOR YOU!

xoxo Dilana xoxo

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DILANA NEEDS OUR HELP

If you read the post below you know her story and now you can help.  Watch for an email address in this short promo video and you can donate via PayPal.  Any donation, no matter how small is appreciated.

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WOOD AND STEEL

I have been picking up a free publication from Taylor Guitars from Guitar Guys and I think it’s a pretty interesting little magazine.   It is also on line, of course, so check it out:

WOOD AND STEEL

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Help Dilana

From: DILANA ~ GODDESS OF ROCK TRIBUTE PAGE
Date: Oct 6, 2008 5:48 PM

DILANA 08 TOUR SCHEDULE sml

If you watched the TV reality show, Rockstar Supernova, which aired through the summer of 06 you would remember DILANA. She was the small and very beautiful lady with a great big voice, piercings, tattoos, and multi colored hair. If you didn’t watch… Dilana held everyone’s attention every time she came on the screen. She was runner up at the end of the series but that’s not where the story ends.

Since then Dilana has toured in select places around the world, and has finished her not yet released new CD. It should have been released sometime in mid to end of September 08.
The CD has many guest appearances including Mick Mars from Motley Crue, Gilby Clark from Guns and Roses,
and Adrian Young, the drummer from No Doubt.
You can listen to a few of the songs on her myspace profile www. myspace. com/dilanarox
You can purchase some of the songs at Snowcap, iTunes and
Walmart music downloads.

She did a fantastic rendition of Queen’s classic, “Killer Queen” which is also available at itunes. She just released a new single titled, “My Drug” which is only available on iTunesUK.

Sorry USA and Canada, we have to wait.

People have been recording and uploading videos of the live shows to YouTube. If you go to YouTube and do a search for Dilana you can set the search for “dates added” to find the most recent shows. Kathy, a wonderful and dear friend of Dilana’s, has some of the best video doccumentation so far.
You can view them at –
www. youtube. com/user/tweedykat

This girl is a Rock Goddess and we are all hoping that she is able to release the CD sometime within the next year.

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STRANGE BASS

Check out this two stringed bass.  Pretty basic, pun intended.

TWO STRING BASS

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Happy Birthday Rick

Today is a special day on RickLanning.com —- it’s Rick’s birthday. From all the supporting cast at RickLanning.com, we want to wish him the happiest of days and more good music.

Happy Birthday Rick.

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