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Issue 10.3 - June 2007
ISSN 1480-6975

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I n   T h i s   I s s u e :

@-- Editor's Musings
@-- Music Reviews - Gian Fiero
@-- New Artist Spotlight Additions
@-- Songwriting Book Review - by Ed Teja
@-- Musical Notes - Songwriting Contests & Market Info.
@-- Muse's Clues - Songwriting Web sites that inspire - brought
    to you by singer/songwriter & teacher, Irene Jackson.
@-- Featured Article - Get the Word 'No You Can't' Out of Your
                       Vocabulary! - by Jaci Rae
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E d i t o r ' s   M u s i n g s :

Here we are at the next newsletter and the new site still isn't
up.  :-/  I'm sure it's no surprise to many of you that
development has a way of taking a lot longer than you hope it
will.  The Muse's Muse is a complicated site and making it into a
more manageable format (even if all of that is completely in the
background) isn't an easy task.  I'm hugely grateful for all the
hard work the developers have already put into the new
incarnation ... but as you can tell, the new site isn't ready

That means that there are a lot of new things waiting to be
introduced on the new site (like new reviews and reviewers, new
articles and columnists, a new (#16) radio show, etc.) that you
can't see yet.  I'm really *really* sorry about this, folks.  

I *can* tell you that we're getting close.  Another couple of
weeks to a month and we'll be there.  There will still be further
development required, but that can happen in the background while
the site functions.  You'll definitely see announcements about
this on the main page of the site so keep an eye out, ok?

In the meantime, I wanted to ask you guys a question, if that's

The new development of the site has got me thinking about what
else I can offer *you*.  So tell me - I'd love to hear from you.
What would make you more interested in dropping by The Muse's
Muse more often?  What services have you always wanted a
songwriting website to be able to offer you, but you just
couldn't find them anywhere?  Or simply, what more can The Muse's
Muse offer you that you actually wouldn't mind paying a small fee
for.  (No fees around here will ever be large, I can promise you
that.)  I'd love to know what more you'd want in a site like this
one, and what you think would be reasonable to pay for it.

And here are the raffle winners for this month:

* Stevie Mann from Belfast, Ireland, has won a copy of 
Virtual Studio Systems' Lyricist software

* Allison Lynn from Nashville, TN has won a free 3 month
membership to, an Internet-based learning environment
providing online coaching, co-writing and pitching opportunities,
in addition to over 70 multi-level courses developed by
award-winning songwriters. 

* James LaForte from Encinitas, Ca, has won a copy of 
Bronson Herrmuth's "100 Miles To A Record Deal"

* Dale Matthies from Goderich ON, Canada, has won a copy of
"How To Get Somewhere In The Music Business" by Mary Dawson
(reviewed below)

* Gary Frisbie from Beaumont, CA, has won a copy of's Musician's Toolkit CD

* Sifu Stephen Doe from Manchester, NH, has won a 6 month
subscription to the Onlinegigs (
service.  This valuable service is a powerful tool for musicians,
agents, record companies and managers designed to virtually
automate the administration of booking and promoting a band or

And as I've already mentioned, if you'd like to be considered for
a raffle prize in the future and you haven't yet received one,
please do contact me and let me know what raffle prize you're
interested in receiving.  They're all listed at .  I'll also need your
contact info in order to get the prize to you.

And oh! - before I go, I had a really helpful email from Dale
Matthies of Goderich ON, Canada, who mentions that, in case
you're looking for the copyright character in your word processor
and are having a hard time finding it or want a quick, keystroke
way of adding it to your documents, try holding down the "Alt"
key and typing in 0169.  This should work in most word
processors.  Thanks for the tip, Dale!

Thanks again for your patience, folks!  I hope you find this
newsletter useful and inspirational. :) 

All the best,


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M u s i c   R e v i e w s : Gian Fiero


Gian Fiero

* Bigg Chaly featuring YT
* Gordon Chambers
* Matthew Jordan
* Justin King

There are more reviews on the new site, but as mentioned above,
I'm waiting to introduce that new site until the development is a
little more completed.  It will be soon, I promise!  Your
patience is hugely appreciated.


For bios on each of the reviewers, see . If you're considering
sending in your own CD for review, you can also view that page to
find out which reviewer reviews your genre. Thanks!

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N e w   A r t i s t   S p o t l i g h t   A d d i t i o n s :  

Great music is only a click away!  
Here are just some of the great CDs highlighted in the 
Artist Spotlight section of The Muse's Muse at 

The Welcome Matt - Genre: ALTERNATIVE

The Welcome Matt produces an intriguing thing of pure emotion
with his second release, Empire Days. Drifting somewhere between
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan. His gliding vocals not only
slide easily off the tongue but also have something to say. A
record daring you to pass it by.



Ranging from stripped-down Americana ballads to fully
instrumented rock pieces, All I'll Never Need showcases John
Amen's gift for melody, unique voice, and powerful lyrics.
Sometimes stark and haunting, other times triumphantly
celebratory, these songs offer proof that Amen is an invaluable
addition to the current musical landscape.


Gene Keller - Genre: FOLK

In Every Song the Mockingbird Knows, Gene Keller cooks up a feast
of folk & blues, mixing elemental rhythms, vivid lyrics, &
articulated vocals. He adds the pepper of intelligence & the sage
of insight, with a dash of humor & a pinch of humility. Savor the


Mark Evans - Genre: COUNTRY

Mark Evans is a truly gifted songwriter in the mold of Billy Joe
Shaver and Kris Kristofferson. He nailed a publishing deal on his
first trip to Nashville and completed his forthcoming CD on his
second trip. Titled I Crawl Out, Mark Evans' debut disc will be
released in England and America.

S o n g w r i t i n g   B o o k   R e v i e w : by Ed Teja

By Mary Dawson
This book's subtitle (and the name of the author's web site) is
"From Nowhere With Nothing." Of course, "nothing" turns out to
include a lot of hard work. In fact, a pivotal statement, which
comes late in the book, characterizes Dawson's philosophy:
"...the harder you work, the more you innovate…the luckier you
get." That should come as no surprise to those who have benefited
from Mary Dawson's advice over the years. A columnist for this
site (, as well as a
music publisher and songwriter, she well understands getting from
nowhere to somewhere.

This is a music business book with a difference. The difference,
and the fun, of Dawson's approach is that she does not spend a
lot of time worrying about showing you how to grab the brass
ring. Instead of simply offering the tried and true advice about
how you might, conceivably, in a good week, when the moon is
right, get a major label A&R person to listen to 30 seconds of
your masterpiece, she focuses on the steps you need to take,
right where you are, right now. (Oh yes, the other stuff IS in
the book, but isn't the heart of it.) It wouldn't be giving away
anything to let you know that the first step is simply to start,
including taking full responsibility for your own musical career.
A good chunk the book explains exactly what that entails, and
Dawson provides a healthy dose of easily digestible music
business information that you can start with. She also recommends
other sources should you be motivated enough to learn more.

As with any good and useful book, Dawson offers a fair amount of
inspiration along with the information. It starts with the author
herself. Successful in many aspects of the music business, she
lives a full life in her own nowhere. Just to keep you believing,
she provides a few anecdotal success stories—people who did
precisely what she advocates—created a music career for
themselves. One that suited their temperament and situation.

It is refreshing (and appropriate) that the bulk of these stories
do not involve major label or publishing deals. They involve
songwriters who created niches in the music world that let them
do what they love—make their own music. There are hints of
guerrilla marketing and all those great buzzwords in these
stories, but they truly are much closer to Joseph Campbell's
ideal of people following their bliss. Rather than conforming to
the rather dull music industry or confronting it, they found ways
to express themselves and make a living at it. This wonderful
approach frees you from the tyranny of second guessing. Asking:
"What is Nashville looking for?" probably won't give you any
useful information, unless you are willing to go to Nashville and
find out. After all, the records coming out of Nashville (or LA,
or New York) are not what they want now, but what they wanted a
few months or even years ago. So, for the songwriter in "Nowhere"
who wants to get "Somewhere" it is important to find other, more
proactive, more high-quality, ways of viewing the problem.
Songwriting, after all, is not just something you do, but a way
of living, of being. As Dawson writes in the introduction to her
Muse’s Muse column: "I can no more stop writing songs than I can
stop breathing."

Ed Teja lives in New Mexico, USA, writing songs and
instrumentals, and trying to find them loving homes. Performing
since the early 60s, he has appeared at strange venues in Hong
Kong, Canada, St. Martin, Bequia, Venezuela, Grenada and
Trinidad, as well as the Silver City (New Mexico) Blues festival
in 2003, and the Tucson (Arizona) Folk Festival in 2006. Working
as a magazine editor and freelance writer, his articles appeared
in magazines ranging from Pro Sound News, BYTE magazine, to
Import/Export, and with book reviews in THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING
POST, and The Midwest Review of Books.

Find out more about Ed at: to Menu

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The NHMI is looking for original songs that also teach a
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General round finalists will be announced on August 16. Finalists
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Details: Deadline: 11th July 2007 Back to Menu ================================================================= M u s e ' s C l u e s : by Irene Jackson ©1998-2007 Moonstone Productions All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission ----------------------------------------------------------------- A number of months ago, I wrote a column on the Music Genome Project and Pandora, which is a service (both free and subscription) where you can pick favourite artists/bands, and have the service find new and similar music for you to peruse, based on similar attributes. Sounds sort of scientific, and it is to some extent. Unfortunately, those of us outside of the U.S. can no longer check out this website because of copyright restrictions. However, I've come across another offspring of those websites, something called the Pandora Podcast ( These podcasts explore elements of recording, lyric writing, instrumentation, and different styles of music; you may even discover things you've never heard of (I've never heard of something called pedal point, but you'll have to go to the website to find out what it is . You can read the articles, listen to the podcasts, which each last approximately 10 minutes, and add your comments if you like. The second page of each article goes a little deeper into the subject and includes a list of musical terms used and either audio clips of examples or relevant photos. For instance in the "Mixing Vocals" section, there are small audio clips of songs that use various techniques on vocals such as self-doubling, examples of "dry" vocals, plus it has a list of all of the terms used in the podcast. The "Song Lyrics" section has audio clips of songs with certain aspects mention in the podcast, such as songs with vivid imagery, surreal subjects and character studies. It's a thorough, but not too overwhelming, study of each area covered, and it looks like they'll be adding a new podcast about every two weeks or so which means you should probably bookmark it and check back every now and then to see what else they've got to teach you! ****** Irene Jackson is a performing songwriter from Victoria, BC in Canada. Aside from writing, recording and performing, she also maintains a website for songwriters that includes tips, articles and a songwriter's messageboard. Songwriting Tips: Homepage: Songs: Back to Menu ================================================================= F e a t u r e d A r t i c l e : by Jaci Rae © 2006 Get the Word 'No You Can't' Out of Your Vocabulary! ----------------------------------------------------------------- No. It's a two letter word that can instantly send chills down the spine of the strongest "strong man - woman" and knocks the wind out of anyone's sails. In the entertainment industry it's a word you may hear a million times..."No." Even if you hear the word "No" one million and one times, never give up! I know it takes a lot of determination and motivation to get passed that little word, but you can do it! "No" seems to have a million different feelings attached to it, depending on how 'no' is interpreted. It also depends on the person's perceptions when he or she hears the word. Sometimes it can stop you in your tracks especially when it pertains to your music, which is part of who you are. No seems to mean or be interpreted as: 1. They don't like what I have to say or sell. 2. They don't like me. 3. What's wrong with me? 4. What did I do differently than the other person who got the yes? 6. I must not be as talented or knowledgeable as the person who got the yes. 7. What haven't I got that the person who got the yes does? 8. Did my talent just not measure up? There are many more thoughts that we can go through in our minds when we are rejected for whatever reason. Too often we personalize the rejection as opposed to simply realizing it's not really personal, it's just a business decision for them. We all try to rationalize it and say "It's just a word! It's not the first time I've heard it and it won’t be the last time I hear it in this business." But what we feel inside is so different. We feel total rejection and we can feel absolutely demoralized. When the word "no" comes out of someone's mouth regarding our work, it's as if we were rejected and it can bring back subconscious memories of our childhood. The Random House Dictionary defines no as: "no, adv., n, pl. 1. word used to express dissent, denial, or refusal - n 2. negative vote - adj. 3. not any." As children we are told "no, don't touch that or you'll get burned." Although we hear our parents tell us that, we still want to touch that fire. After all, 'what does burn actually mean? And it's so pretty...I just want to touch it.' When we do...Ouch! Then our parents say, "I told you no, don't touch that! Now do you see why?" Our minds then equate "no" to the word 'ouch, you're going to get hurt!' That would take on the first meaning in the Random House Dictionary of "no," which is dissent, meaning "difference of opinion." The parent's opinion was that the fire would hurt. The child's opinion was that fire was so pretty how could it hurt? When we get older and go to school, on the playground we may hear, "No, you can't play with me." The word "no" then invokes an entirely different feeling then our first experiences with the word "no." It now means rejection! So "no" takes on the second part of the Random House Dictionary's meaning of the word, and that is a "negative vote." Another child on the playground has cast a "negative vote" in our direction saying they don't want to play with us. We weren't given an explanation as to why they didn't want to play with us, we were just told "no" and our minds equated that to rejection. And so our lives continue in this pattern of association. The word "no" seems to always be associated with something bad and seems to stick in our memory far more times than we've heard yes. Hurtful memories last the longest. So how can we change this? I can only speculate. Maybe we should go back to our childhood memories and re-program them so that the word "no" doesn't have such a great impact. Or maybe we just have to start right now and truly believe in our minds, what our mouths speak to our family and friends, and that is...that "no" is just a word. But I believe that we should take the third meaning in the Random House Dictionary and apply it in a slightly revised, personal manner anytime we hear the word "no." For example, if I hear the word "no" now, when it's directly associated to anything that has to do with my art, I say to myself, "They have 'not any' taste." "They have 'not any' impact on my life." "They have 'not any' clue as to what they are talking about." Then that phrase seems to have so much less impact, and feels a lot less like a "negative vote" towards my personal being. And when I say these things to myself and relate them directly to the word "no," it will no longer be a rejection of me, but a rejection of the other person's belief system. After all, they are just individuals whose belief systems are different then mine. From now on, when someone says 'no' to me, the negative impact is gone, and 'not any' anymore will I let it affect me. ***** Jaci Rae's grit and determination have brought her from an impoverished childhood to a career as an award-winning singer, No. 1 best-selling author, keynote speaker, radio show host and entrepreneur who has toured around the world. Jaci is the author of 'The Indie Guide to Music, Marketing and Money' as well as 'Winning Points With The Woman In Your Life One Touchdown At A Time'. to Menu ================================================================= " O N S I T E " F E A T U R E D A R T I C L E : ----------------------------------------------------------------- Sing Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace by Cheryl Mullen What the heck is a film review doing on a music website?? Read on and find out!
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