And so, it is done. All the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears have culminated into something I can now offer to you all. “CAUTION, DREAMS IN PROGRESS”, is the 6th conglomeration of things from the depths of my mind. My wishes, fears, hopes, and dreams, have finally congealed into a collection of 13 separate points of view. I dug down deep and found myself going in new directions. The subject matter, as always, remains to my liking. I’ve experimented more with tones and musical nuances. If I offend you then so be it. Ignore me. An apologetic artist is only a selfish opportunist. Still, those offended are still a “reacting” group. On the other hand, if you like this journey through my mind, I hope you invite friends to take the ride with you. The more the merrier.
Fans in Australia will already be able to hear most of these tracks thanks to 2ccr and 90.5FM. My gratitude and deep thanks go out to Lord Pig and crew for playing my tunes.
I also extend my thanks to all the air and net radio stations, podcasts, and DJs, juke-box-fillers, and digital download stores for being so helpful to me by keeping my tunes on their lists thereby keeping me available to the masses.
A.O.G.MEDIA is also very deserving of my thanks for the inclusion of my music as well as the music of others on their compilation series of releases. The 8th volume just came out and I can vouch that it is chock full of the best of the best! Get your hands on a copy if you can. You will in no way be disappointed! Jesse De La O, my good friend and mentor, God bless you for all the hard work you do for all of us!
Here I extend many thanks for being there to all the fantastic web sites I am now using to promote my music. I cannot list them all here but suffice it to say THANKS to the 90th power!
At this time I am shooting for an early January release date. Logistics of the release are of the few remaining tasks I need to complete. The graphics are just about done and pre-release mailings are being readied. A press release will indeed go out soon.
As always, the creative process leaves me drained of energy and deeply lethargic. My goal is set and I have much to do yet before I can rest. I use two to three e-mails mainly and will check them from time to time and do my best to keep up with fan mail. If you need me, or just want to talk, check me out on myspace.com, or legasyssongs.com. I enjoy communicating with everyone very much! Don’t be disenchanted if I do not reply quickly. I have a day job to hold down and can’t always get away from it. I’m not a starving artist, but if the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, then I must be getting poorer. Oh well, as long as I have a guitar to tickle, I’ll be alright.
These paragraphs were meant to be liner notes but, lacking the proper template and knowledge to make an insert-booklet for the cds, I’ve done thusly with it. I look forward to the coming holidays and New Year, and wish you all the very best. Stay lOUD and PROUD and KEEP PUSHING BACK THE CLOUDS!
DREAMERS WILL DREAM
The response to CAUTION, DREAMS IN PROGRESS is building nicely. Thank you for listening! The tracks are making their way throughout the digital domain. I have put them on numerous sites so you won’t have to dig too deeply into the net to find them.
Jesse De La O is hard at work on many fronts. He tells me the video he shot for “CAUTION” is being well received at his showcases. I will be packaging it in special circumstances with the audio CDr. He’s also hard at work on tunes for his next release. This great friend of mine has been hard at it with his brainchild, A.O.G.MEDIA! The COMPILATION series are continuing to circumnavigate the globe. Thanks to his efforts, many of us unsigned artists are being played worldwide on the airwaves, net-radio, and podcasts! Get your hands on a COMPILATION! I promise you, you will not be disappointed! As always, THANK YOU JESSE!!!!!!
I’ve been recording new material lately. I’ve also been approached by several musicians for jam sessions and collaborations. I’m grateful to be noticed by those talented individuals and bands, but time is a luxury I really don’t have much of these days. My best advice to all of them is to “hold your breath a bit”. I may not be able to work with you, but I can defiantly steer you towards someone who could use your talents!
Remember to call your local radio stations, (just until they issue a restraining order!), and request your favorite unsigned artist! If you know anyone who does a podcast featuring music, give ‘em a nudge about us! E-mail friends and enemies about your favorite artists and get them interested. If you’ve found a song you like latch onto it and see where it can lead you. Most every unsigned artist has multiple websites. There are many sites that cater to unknown and unsigned artists exclusively. It usually free for the listener to sign up. Some even allow you to create your own net radio station or channel! Digital downloads are the way to go and the prices vary by site. Dig in and enjoy the best in undiscovered talent! It’s always, LOUD AND PROUD!
Thanks to all of you who have taken time out of your busy days to read these words and lose yourself in a song or two. It makes my day when I see all the hits and plays at legasyssongs.com! Keep rockin my tunes and I'll keep recording!