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11/1/2010-CAROLINE BLUE on Monday Night Massacre

CAROLINE BLUE music will be played tonight on Monday Night Massacre Radio-coming from O.C.C. college radio. Check it out on their page where to listen & also listen to it on Itunes the http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monday-Night-Massacre-With-Saint-G/152117181489907?v=wall

11/1/2010-CAROLINE BLUE VIDEOS ON NEW SITES

CAROLINE BLUE music videos have been spotted on the following sites

CAROLINE BLUE's "Pain" Music Video seen on the World News Network

http://wn.com/2010-CAROLINE_BLUE-Pain-Music_Video

CAROLINE BLUE Music Videos spotted on the Witty Sparks website

http://videos.wittysparks.com/search/?q=%22Caroline+Blue%22

10/2/2010-CAROLINE BLUE Show-Half Penny Pub-Syracuse, NY

-CAROLINE BLUE will be performing at The Half Penny Pub in Syracuse, NY on Saturday October 2, 2010. CAROLINE BLUE will be going on at 9:30 PM, followed by Zadoc...and the Nightmare and then Jayne Dracula.

-For this show, the lineup for CAROLINE BLUE will be WWJ on vocals/guitar, Azriel Mordecai on bass and Mark Amisano on drums.

-This show is being put together by R.E.S.A. for Autism Families, Inc. Admission is FREE. For more info, please contact the R.E.S.A. on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clay-NY/RESA-for-Autism-Families-Inc/314875487712#!/pages/Clay-NY/RESA-for-Autism-Families-Inc/314875487712?v=wall

9/15/2010-CAROLINE BLUE NOMINATED IN THE 2010 USIA-PLEASE VOTE

-CAROLINE BLUE has been nominated in the Rock & Roll Original Band category for the 2010 Upper State Indepenent Awards (USIA) in Syracuse, NY. Please cast your vote for CAROLINE BLUE! Voting ends on October 31 and the awards will be presented on November 6.

-Go to http://usiawards.com/NOMINATE_HERE_BDQJ.html to vote-thank you very much!

9/5/2010-WWJ on the MDA Telethon in Syracuse, NY Ch. 9 at 10 PM

I'll be joining the band Stix & Stonz & others at the MDA Telethon 2nite at 10 PM-Ch. 9 (Syracuse,NY) 2 support "Bands Together 4 MDA." Tune in & call a pledge 4 ur support!

You can also make a donation online at http://www.mda.org/telethon/2010Telethon/

8/30/2010-CB IN THE 3RD ROUND-PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

CB is in the 3rd round-which ends Wed. Please help us get to the next one! You can vote once per day-thank you!http://www.syracuseareamusic.com/peopleschoice

8/22/2010-"DENY" USED AS BACKING TRACKING FOR CASTING CALL VIDEO BY HEWITT FILMS

Hewitt Films just released a casting call video for it's upcoming movie 'Transformation." The CAROLINE BLUE song "Deny" is played thru out the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rydk4_crQWQ

8/21/2010-CAROLINE BLUE Advances 2 2nd Round-People's Choice Category

CAROLINE BLUE has advanced to the 2nd Round in the People's Choice nomination at The Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY's). Thank you all so very much for your votes. Remember-you can vote once per day. Please keep voting & sharing this everyone-it's most appreciated!

http://www.syracuseareamusic.com/peoples..choice

8/12/2010-WWJ Interview w/ Mark Bialczak-The Post Standard-Syracuse, NY

8/12/2010-INTERVIEW W/ MARK BIALCZAK-THE POST STANDARD-SYRACUSE,NY

The way front man Wayne W. Johnson sees it, his work with Syracuse rock band Caroline Blue has come full circle.

That means at this moment, Caroline Blue consists of Johnson on guitar and vocals and whomever he decides to hire to play bass and drums.

In The Post-Standard studio, the bass responsibility went to Johnson's good friend, Azriel Mordecai, of fellow Syracuse rock band Zadoc and the Nightmares. In 2005, "Az," as Johnson calls his buddy, was a full-time member of Caroline Blue as Johnson recorded the CD "Slave to the Hourglass."

Caroline Blue started in 2000 and had its first live gig in 2001.

Johnson's band has two CDs to its credit, the aforementioned "Slave to the Hourglass" and 2007's "Not for the Innocent."

Right now, Johnson says, he's working with director Ron Bonk on a DVD that will include various long-form videos.

He's also submitted a song for inclusion on a Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit CD compiled by Tim Powers of the band Stix & Stonz.

Johnson also acts; he has a part in Bonk's indie movie "Mrs. Cannibal Holocaust," which is scheduled for release by year's end, and another in the indie movie "Rise Up & Fall,: which is in shooting.

And, after the long-form DVD is finsihed, it'll be back to recording a CD.

"I have enough original songs to do a number of CDs," Johnson says. "I had to go through a lot of styles to get Caroline Blue back to where we are now. We had been doing covers. Now we're back to doing all originals."

Check out the Interview page on http://blog.syracuse.com/entertainment/2010/08/heres_the_video_for_caroline_b.html

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8/9/2010-"STAY" LIVE AT THE POST STANDARD BUILDING-SYRACUSE,NY

8/9/2010-"Stay" Live @ The Post Standard Building-Syracuse,NY Current mood: busy Category: Music

Music Notes Performance: Caroline Blue

-This started off in an interesting way. On Facebook I was looking at the Status Updates and saw Mark Bialczak-music writer for The Post Standard (newspaper in Syracuse, NY) & syracuse.com-had posted an update on a band performing on his "Music Notes Performance" series. While I did have an interest in having CB in this series, I also contacted Mark because I wanted to know if I could rent out the white room he was having the bands perform in-that is needed for a planned music video shoot I have.

(BTW-if anyone knows and/or has access to such a place and it can be rented on the cheap-please let me know).

-Anyway, I contacted Mark and he told me all the details involved in this. A small interview and then 1 song performed acoustically. Out of all the CB songs, "Stay" lends itself to that the most-although I did toy around with doing another song-just for something different. In the end, we ended up w/ "Stay" with a slightly different take than the studio version. There's a different intro, I sing it softer (and IMHO better) and there's no solo. Without a 2nd guitar or the use of distortion, there was too much of a dropout when I went from rhythm to lead.

-Anyways, I asked Azriel Mordecai (Zadoc...& the Nightmare) to join me on this one. He brought along a "special guest" drummer-Grover-who I nicknamed "Chachi" for this performance. I took a 1/2 day off from work, got ready and drove down to The Post Standard building. After trying to get into the vistor's parking lot a few times , we all got together and went inside.

-As we were getting ready, Mark asked some questions for the interview. Between me and Az, bad jokes were running amok in here :) I think we scared the videographer-Ellen-numerous times. (HA). All in good fun though.

-We ran thru it once and it came out great except for one thing-my vocal wasn't loud enough per say. We weren't mic'd like in a live performance-everything was being captured by the camera's mic. So we did it again, with me working to increase the volume-which I did-but it didn't come out as good as the 1st take. It wasn't bad but it wasn't as "sweet" (Ellen's words) than the 1st take. Also, I believe Az's bass was louder in the 1st take. "Chachi's" performance was constant thruout :) We also found out something interesting about him at the end of the song :)

-After listening to the play back, we decided to go w/ the 1st one. In addition, we did a bit part at the end and the 1st time it was good but the 2nd time it was kinda flat. It didn't have the spontaneity . So it's the 1st one. In both takes I had issues w/ my hair wanting to cover up my face while playing.

-Then a photographer-Michelle-was brought in and took several shots of me & Azriel. We were told that there would be a pic in Thursday's Weekend (comes with the Thurs. Ed. of The Post Standard) and the video would be up by that time as well. In addition to Mark's site, there will be an embedding code so we can put it anywhere.

-I want to say thanks to Azriel for playing on this and Tracy Mordecai for taking pics of this-as well as getting "Chachi" primed for this :). Thanks also to Mark, Ellen & Michelle for all of this-we had a great time & we hope you guys did too :) Keep a watch out for the video!

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