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Current Status - January 2010: I just finished production of a song dedicated to the tragedy in Haiti called "Bleeding Hearts". Please take a listen and feel it in your heart to donate to one of the registered charities in your country. A personal thank you to: Bjorn Pehrson (Sweden), Jessica Rasche (USA), Pascal Borowczyk (France), Tracy Knight (USA), Alberto Quadri (Italy), Cory Frey (USA). Enrico Nichelatti (Italy), and Rab (Scotland). A special thanks to Michael Woodford (Germany) who is putting together a little video for us.
I am currently working hard on my new album "Destiny's Fire" with Yolande Strauss (South Africa), Adam Kirby (USA), Matt Kaprelian (USA) and Enrico Nichelatti (Italy). We should have two new songs posted this month and I'll be vamping up to begin promotion of our album…can't wait!
What did I get myself into :)? I am organizing a group of ten musicians from the USA to put together "Wired" magazine's album in a month for February. We are called the "Gigootzonians" and our album will be called "The Gweetz Experiment". This will be my first time collaborating with this group but they are anxious to get started and I have a ton of lyric ideas floating around in my head. You can follow us here: http://www.rpmchallenge.com/component/option,com_comprofiler/Itemid,296/?mosmsg=Your+settings+have+been+saved.
I will also be writing lyrics for the "Album in a Month" with Kompoz again so look forward to hanging out with this group as well for the month. Our last year's album turned out amazing…considering our timeframe.
I'm excited to let you know that my band "Benny and the Misplaced Texans" should have several new songs completed soon that will be available on i-tunes for all our fans. Thanks Benny Moore (Texas), Henry Mittnatch (Germany), Andy Gupta (Canada) and Ian Burrage (England). Check out "Never Thought" just completed: http://www.indiemusicworks.com/misplaced_texans
I am pleased to let everybody know that we have a new member in our group, Dave Patterson (Vancouver, Canada). I did my very first on-line collaboration with Dave called "Dark Demons". This song actually hit "No. 1" on Ourstage and has been voted song No. 1 for a CD Rock compilation as well. Not only is Dave a "Hot Rocker Guitarist" he is an amazing painter and I've used one of his paintings for my album "Destiny's Fire" with Yolande Strauss. Welcome Dave, can't wait to move forward with some of your tunes xxx.
My epic rock album from Stonehinged: "Trevor and Roger's 13 Stygian Tales" has been at a bit of a stand-still due to "real-life" activities lol! But I guarantee you, that we have some "heavy stuff" coming your way, right guys…Ian Burrage (England), Jay Schankman (USA), Billy Playle (England), Andy Gupta (Canada). And, to prove it, check out our latest single "Mary Ann": http://www.indiemusicworks.com/stonehinged.
Radio Casbah will be launching its new website soon. An internet radio station that I am involved with streaming out of Ashville and Austin, USA. I'll keep you informed. http://www.radiocasbah.com/
Jan. 20th - I need to write a lyric for Victoria Linskaya of Russia asap. Her husband created an amazing tune. She is doing a music video and I'm very excited about that. It would be my first real "music video"….must concentrate!!!
Casia is a lyricist from Canada. She has several songs completed and a whole lot more in the works with wonderful musicians from all over the world. Casia works closely with her foreign collaborators assisting vocalists with pronounciation and helping with spelling and grammar in written works.
Casia was the Social Media Networker for the 2009 Ottawa Folk Festival. She had the opportunity to video interview a few artists. Here are a few completed interviews on youtube under the pseudoname "lyrisistible": http://www.youtube.com/user/lyrisistible
Casia's song "Mysterious" has been selected for a webisode called "The Extent". A cross between "Lost" and "War of the Worlds". Check out her youtube video section.
Casia is working on an album with amazing South African singer-songwriter Yolande Strauss called "Destiny's Fire". Find out more about Yolande Strauss here: http://www.yolandestrauss.co.za/1801.html
Casia has joined a group called "Everything Country" as one of the lyricists. It's an internet group of musicians from Italy, Sweden, Canada and the U.S.A. The goal is to put together a collection of songs to market to performing artists.
Casia is working closely with Michael Edwards-Stevens (aka King), American Actor/singer-songwriter living in Germany on a collection of inspirational love songs.
The World of STONEHINGED…During the latter half of 2008 a motley group of unlikely musicians from across the world started work on a crazy musical project. Guided by the firm hand of Casia the boys began developing idea's for an album of rock songs with a rather wacky sideways view of life …… madness to blow your socks off….Enjoy the lunacy!!! 2010 release. You can listen to some of our songs here: http://www.indiemusicworks.com/artists/stonehinged
RPM CHALLENGE: New Album - KOMPOZITE - What do you get when you mix a group of talented musicians with a cross selection of genres? You get a Kompozite of course. And, that’s exactly what and who we are - an internet group of artists who had never met before. We challenged ourselves to 28 days of writing and creating to produce a 10 song album by the end of February, 2009. We come from The United States, Canada, Bahamas, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Spain and France. Can we do it? Well, actually we did, WooHoo! You can find our album "Kompozite" here and read our story: http://www.squidoo.com/kompozite (Note: squidoo may soon be taking away privileges to stream music from that site. I will look for another location).
Casia's songs "Dark Demons" and "Hopelessly Hot" and have been vote song No. 1 and song No. 2 for an internet rock compilation album with Musicians Collaboration to be available soon.
Casia's song "Destiny's Fire" has been selected from 200 bands to be on LegalTorrents (netlabel music) album: A compilation of the Best of Indie Pop Vol I. The album is available to download here: http://www.legaltorrents.com/torrents/393-the-best-of-indie-pop-vol-1
This same song was been selected as No. 2 in May 2009 on Kickradio's Top 10 New Music Charts and Show and No. 7 on their world charts. The Kickradio Show is an Internationally Syndicated Radio Program that is broadcast and podcast not only on the internet, but also by traditional terrestrial radio stations with listeners in over 140 countries - Avail. May 3rd, 2009 on podcast and a profile in their monthly magazine promoting the top 10 artists.
POP ALBUM: Casia is working on a pop album with an amazing vocalist from Russia - Victoria Linskaya.
Victoria Linskaya, won 3rd place with Casia's pop lyric “Stay With Me Tonight” at Martisor, a Spring music festival in the Republic of Moldova on March 7-10, 2009. Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe between Romania and the Ukraine. The opening concert was attended by Moldova’s top leadership: President Vladimir Voronin, Speaker Marian Lupu and Prime Minister Zinaida Grecianii. Music bands from 17 countries including the U.S.A., France, Germany, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, etc. participated.
In Aug/Sept. of 2008, Victoria sang Casia's pop lyric "Won't You Be Mine" at the 2008 Golden Stag International Pop Festival in Brasov, Romania. It was televised live on Romania’s largest national television network, Televiziunea Romana…cool! http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=TehbpJ4u518&feature=related
Victoria Linskaya won 2nd place at the International Pop Music Festival "Discovery" in Bulgaria in August, 2008, for Casia's lyric "Stay With Me Tonight".
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