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Mike Hounshell & Friends / Blog

Meeting the late Dave Brockie- Lead Singer Gwar

I saw GWAR when they were starting to get big in Richmond. The show was shocking but amazing. People were smashing into each other in a huge mosh pit and having a great time. I have the pleasure of meeting Dave Brockie backstage because he was dating a friend of a friend. As I walked back to the dressing room I was a little apprehensive about what I would find. It turned out they ware all great guys. I met and talked to Dave and told him how much I enjoyed the show. He was really incredibly nice guy and he was glad to be out of costume too. Rest in peace Dave Brockie.

Just Released "Spooks All Over"

I just uploaded and released a new song. "Spooks All Over". Think of a horror movie theme. Should be a fun video to make.

"Spooks All Over"

I'm almost ready to release a new single called "Spooks All Over". Hopefully by the end of the day. Hope everyone has a great Friday!!!

Recording, Releasing, and Performing Cover Songs

Here's some handy information. Recording, Releasing, and Performing Cover Songs. http://www.musicianwages.com/recording-releasing-performing-cover-songs/

Just Remixed Long Goodbye

I just uploaded a new mix of Long Goodbye. Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great weekend

Challenges Of Building Independently

Indie Musicians On The Rewards Vs. The Challenges Of Building Independently

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2014/02/indie-musicians-on-the-rewards-vs-the-challenges-of-building-independently.html

An article about marketing your music

Link to insightful marketing article. http://alienfingerz.ning.com/profiles/blogs/why-you-re-not-selling-your-music

Cyber Attack at ReverbNation

Hey folks. I've been under cyber attack here at ReverbNation ever since my chart rankings got near the top of some of them. Support here has no answers and I'm getting sick of it. Hmmmmm. People always get caught in the end. Just letting you know it ain't easy to do this everyday but just to piss off whoever is harassing me, I'm here until they get sucked into the abyss or the long arm of the law gets a hold of them.

Spinal Tap Perspective

Sometimes when I need to regain some perspective on the music business I watch the movie "Spinal Tap". It's a must see for all musicians. Some things never change.

Beatles Worst Songs

Just goes to show you no matter who you are or how big you are you will always have detractors. Here's a link to a list of the Beatles worst song. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/worst-beatles-songs/

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