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Dealing With Disappointment, Blue Collar Style
By Mick Polich - 10/30/2009 - 09:48 AM EDT

The gig that's going to set your career(at ANY level) never happens, no one is buying your CDs or downloads, the band isn't getting booked - how do you deal with this stuff? Mick explores some common sense in this article to that question - and getting over yourself, and moving on.

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CD REVIEW: Ryan Tennis - Ryan Tennis
By Don Sechelski - 10/28/2009 - 09:10 PM EDT

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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5 Composition Tips for the Young Composer
By Kole (Kyle Hicks) - 10/26/2009 - 01:38 PM EDT

I’ve written down these 5 tips for the young composer. It doesn’t matter what style, what level, or how far you truly want to take it… from hobbyist to professional, these 5 tips will greatly improve your composition ability.

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CD REVIEW: Ricko Donovan - Lucky Sevens
By Don Sechelski - 10/25/2009 - 08:57 PM EDT


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CD REVIEW: Scufflegrit - Lyin', Stealin', and Litterin'
By Don Sechelski - 10/25/2009 - 08:27 PM EDT


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CD REVIEW: Jolly Roger - Virus
By Don Sechelski - 10/25/2009 - 08:03 PM EDT

Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

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Never Let Them See You Sweat
By Khaliq Glover - 10/24/2009 - 01:15 AM EDT

Pressure in a recording session is very high and you can easily lose control of the situation if you are not careful and cognizant. Here is a bit of wisdom that was passed on to me that has served me well over the years.

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Faith,Hope, And.....Song Ideas ( A Blue Collar Musing)
By Mick Polich - 10/14/2009 - 09:40 AM EDT

Utilizing the long road trip, Mick explores how to settle into a songwriting mode to explore and get out some ideas for your next song or album!

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CD REVIEW: Sintetico Ministerio - Sintetico Ministerio
By Cyrus Rhodes - 10/10/2009 - 12:41 AM EDT

Electronica, drum'n'bass, trip-hop and trance

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Singing or Straining?
By Jeannie Deva - 10/07/2009 - 07:33 PM EDT

You can hear it in the sound of your voice and feel it in your throat when it happens. The muscles tense and your vocal tone sounds pinched and shrill. You’re straining and if your voice doesn’t crack, you can consider yourself lucky. If this happens to you, you're not alone. Vocal strain is very common and some singers don't realize they are doing it, because there are degrees of it from mild to severe. There is no need to suffer the consequences when you can learn the remedy in this vocal tip by International Vocal Expert, Jeannie Deva.

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CD REVIEW: Backnbloom - Backnbloom
By Cyrus Rhodes - 10/02/2009 - 12:30 PM EDT

Electronc Rock and Dance Rock

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