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Mark Buerschaper / Blog

"Teleclipse" and your support

Greetings, Thank you to all my fans that have downloaded singles from the "Teleclipse" album. The album has become available on I Tunes and will be available for free at www.markbuerschaper.com I hope you are enjoying the live concert clips from the "Nashville Mini Maker Science Faire". I had a great time appearing at the festival and enjoyed playing half of the album's material. This brings us to the next topic. "Teleclipse" is roughly 50 minutes long and I would like to present it within the complete format for which it is intended. In Nashville, it is hard to present this epic story within a short set, open mic or songwriter circle. So this is where you, the fan come in. If you could find the time within your personal schedule to lobby your local establishment, it would help me to procure a show within the venue. As many of you locals know, Nashville is pretty much of an "alleged" country & western town and my does not fall into that category. I would consider this album to be more blues oriented in a f*cked up type of way. : ) You can also help by spreading the word regarding the www.markbuerschaper.com website and also giving a "Like" at the Mark Buerschaper Singer - Songwriter page on Facebook. Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I consider this to be the kickoff of my concert season. Please feel free to send me any information of any venues that enjoy supporting artists that play genuine unique alternative music. In closing, keep watching for a release of the latest live video clip and thank you for your support. Mark

Teleclipse is Available For Your Computer Atmosphere!

Teleclipse is now available for FREE download by becoming a fan! Just press the "Become A Fan" button. For all of the initiated fans, you know what to do. : ) Videos will be forthcoming soon! Mark

Teleclipse Is Upon Us?

Well, at least the release is. : ) Teleclipse is my latest release and I am extremely please to be able to finally have it finished and available for download beginning this August. Teleclipse is actually, the first concept album that I have ever recorded and in many ways similar to a play or mini series. The videos will be posted in order of story narration and I hope you will follow them. Teleclipse is the story of a traveling singer/songwriter, whom we will call John Q. Fokesinger. He lives on a planet very far from here and it is called Htrae. (Silent T. Pronounced Hurray). He is a bit of a traveling singer/songwriter that has to drive through jungle overgrowth on very desolate roads to travel from gig to gig. Htrae is very much like earth. It has an internet service called the PPP (Peripheral Planetary Protocol). Upon you can utilize a social networking program called the Book of Faces. They also have various a chain of stores that sell nervous system stimulants called Scarbucks. Our hero John, is scraping by on his little monies he makes from his lives shows when he encounters a life changing event called Teleclipse. I hope that my fans enjoy the release and will share the song and video links. The songs will be available for free for fans and those that become fans before being sold on various online retail sites. Also stay tuned for the video uploads of episodes/songs and look for live appearances in the near future. Thank you for your support. Mark

So I Lied! : )

In my last blog, I had promised that the new release would be arriving this spring. Well, as many of you know, spring has come and gone. However I can tell you that the final mixing is being done and the release date will begin around the end of July. The reason I say "begin", is that this release is a concept album and will be telling a story chapter by chapter as much if not more than song by song. The composition arrangements are fairly sparse and will not feature the amount of instrumentation of past releases. Also, the release will feature nothing but songs that are composed entirely on cigar box guitars. I think that many of my fans will find the sound and style a bit more "unique" than some of my previous works. That being said, I look forward with great anticipation to bring you an epic, (and I do mean EPIC) tale set to song. Mark

Progress is Slow But Steady

The tracks have been laid down for the next release due out this spring. This collection of songs is going to be epic. Literally. That's about all I can say right now. Also in the works, is a live album which in addition to cuts from this spring's release, will also feature classics and fan favorites from "No Figment of Imagination", "Triple Love Bookends", "Nashville Byline" and "My Work Pages". Be sure to drop a line to me and tell me what your favorite song is from the forementioned releases, and I will be sure to include it in the live set. Until later, thank you for your support. Mark

The reviews are in!!!

"Christmas Memories Remain" is now out and about and the reviews are in: " Great! My daughter danced around the room!" " That's real good!" "Heck Yes!!! GREAT song" "

New Videos and More Going Into April.

O.k. well first I HATE Reverb Nation's new blogging layout, the old one was FAR better.

That being said, be sure to check out new videos that I have been posting from Belmont University's Curb Cafe shows. "Lullaby for the Sweeper" has been posted as well as "Idol Wannabes With Guitars".

These might be easier to view on You Tube because Reverb Nation changed the artist video listing so that is is in a jumble, so it pretty much sucks as much as their blog design.

Other than that, the push is on to fill the rest of the spring/summer concert season with some more shows before I head into the studio to record my fifth release.

And finally, thank you for your support. Especially within the last two weeks, I have jumped from the 98th position to the 21st here on the Reverb Nation songwriter's chart. I have know idea why. It hasn't reflected in download sales on I Tunes but nevertheless I appreciate the acknowledgement.

That being said, I am off to down some night time flu relief which I managed to procure with proper id and the promise to the drugstore clerk that I am not going to create a crystal meth lab with one bottle's worth. : ) (It's very complex buying night time cold meds here in Nashville). Hopefully this will relieve my cough and prevent me from hacking all over my hard boiled eggs and jelly beans on bunny day.

Thank you for your support and see you at a show.

Mark

Good and Bad News.

Greetings,

It has been awhile since my last blog post and I thought I would use this opportunity to bring you some good and bad news.

First the good. I have just uploaded my latest video entitled "Union Man" it is the first video release from "My Work Pages" and I hope you enjoy it. Please contact me and let me know. I appreciate input from my fans and look forward to your comments and criticism.

For the bad news. Due to the high costs of being an independent artist, I will be curtailing some of my activities here on Reverb Nation. Many of the added features are very costly and until I can financially afford some of these features, I will have a limited presence on Reverb Nation.

Not to worry though. You will still be able to follow me on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.

If you would like to help, with promoting my music, feel free to share my videos with your friends and let them know that my music is for sale on I Tunes and many other online stores.

You can also help by going to live music venues and ask them to book me at their establishment.

Also be sure to stop by the Mark Buerschaper Singer/Songwriter site on Facebook and give it a "like". The more "likes" allow for more opportunities for performing at various music venues.

Thank you for the support and I look forward to seeing you at the next show.

Sincerely,

Mark

Video News, Oh Video News.

As we approach mid September, I would like to announce that the "Union Man" video will be coming out by the end of this month.

Also, be on the lookout for video clips from my recent show at Blue Coast Burrito of Cool Springs. These clips are fairly unique because I am required to perform without a p.a. or amplifier. On the downside, it is very hard for some of my softer material to be heard in a restaurant setting. On the upside, I have to project and probably put out a bit more energy than normal. It was a fun experience though, performing in this manner due to it's "old school" environment.

Finally, I would like to share with you that I now have 1,175 fans on Reverb Nation. I thank all of you and appreciate your support. At this time however, I only have 24 "Likes" on Facebook. Quite a difference huh? So if you have a chance, stop by ye olde FaceBook page at: www.facebook.com/.../Mark-Buerschaper-SingerSongwriter/ Thank you for your support as always.

To All In The Mutual Admiration Society

Greetings to all my fellow writers and performers here at ReverbNation. I would like to take this moment to thank you for becoming a fan of my music and hopefully and pretty much assuredly, I have become a fan of your music also.

While I do appreciate the fan count going up, I do notice that while we all do a lot of patting on the back, very few of you (at times, myself is included) have become fans of another artist music while not really getting into any specifics about why you like the artist that you have "Liked" or "Fanned".

It is with this in mind, that I am throwing down the gauntlet and challenging my fans, to say why they like my music, or even why they don't like my music. I will do the same for you in the most courteous and constructive of ways.

What this means, is that you will have to come up with better explanations than "Your Song Rocks" or the ever popular "Your Song Sucks". (Those of you that may have taken any visual art classes and have gone through the dreaded "critique" sessions will immediately know what I am referring to.)

That being said, let the games begin.

Rock on.

Mark