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Raj Mahal and The Shades / Blog

New Music....finally....

We added 3 cover songs to our playlist over the weekend so come check them out. Let us know what you think.

I Don't Believe In the SuperNatural

Science is the way, the truth, and the light. Free your mind and your booty will follow...

A Request From Raj Mahal & the Shades

HEY! Come check out our ReverbNation page and click on the "Become A Fan" button. It don't cost nothing and will only take a few seconds out of your life to help us regain the #1 position in our area. We would do it for you. Plus, give our music a listen. You just might enjoy it.

What was old and broke is now New and Running

Got my new monitor for the studio so I'm looking forward to recording with Mr. Aflafla and Mr. Hunt. See you tomorrow, gentlemen...

Things That Make You Go, Hmmmmmmm...

Eh...

Just for a moment...

Just for a moment, I'd like to trade places with all the whiney "rock stars" who bitch and moan about how they have no privacy. How people think they can just come up to them anytime and ask for an autograph. Personally, I'd like to have some of that no privacy, can I have your autograph. Hey, you're the one who sought it out, now you want to change the rules? You get paid an enourmous sum of money to write songs and perform for your fans. I work 12 hour days in the medical field and make now where near what you do, yet I help save lives and help others when they're on their last legs. There's no one asking for my autograph and yes I have plenty of privacy. But I also have a mortgage, children to put through school and raise on my own, and take care of my parents, who are starting to develope dementia and alzheimers. I can't afford nannies and live in nurses to help me. It's all on me. I am a musician and the few times that I get to go into my little home studio and create are a blessing to me. So, next time you start to gripe about the "trappings of stardom", don't forget there are a lot of people who would give anything to be in your position....just sayin'...

To Nashville

You know, if I had the opportunity to move to Nashville to try and make a name for myself in the Music Industry, I'd be kicking down every door I could to get my music noticed. Not only that, but I'd be writing as many good songs as I could in as short a time as I could. Whether it's Nashville, L.A., New York, Austin, Chicago, or Seattle, while trying to make it in the music business (an oxymoron I know) is NOT the time to become involved in drugs and alcohol to the extent that it impairs your ability to make good music. And if you're content to move to one of the aforementioned cities and basically piss your shot away, then get the hell out of the way for the next guy who's serious about getting his one shot. Raj Mahal

Super Dave Comes Through...The Roof...

...Literally, through the roof of the supplier and straightened the whole Saskatchewan Salmon Skin mess out. Now Pat can focus totally on music, knowing that his drum throne problems are solved.

Mark Patrick "Pat" Aflafla

Raj Mahal & the Shades welcomes new drummer, Mark Patrick "Pat" Aflafla. "Pat", as he likes to be called, hails from Flin Flon, Manitoba. He says "Eh" a lot and will answer to "Frost Bitten Canadian Boy" after consuming mass quantities of Hamm's Beer. His percussion skills are legendary and he brings a unique sound & vision as the newest member of the Shades. He replaces Rudolph "Rudy" Myhnt. Rudy, unfortunately, OD'd on "christian" and was last seen wearing black & yellow spandex & chasing some has been christian rock band's bus down the highway. We all wish for Rudy to come to his senses soon and come back to the Rock and Roll world. Get Well, Rudy and Welcome to our own Little Corner of Hell, Pat!!!

More new music coming soon

Since I posted "Get Out" last week, it's quickly becoming the new favourite in my song list. We've got more new songs coming and hopefully will have the CD ready for mastering by the end of July. Raj would like to say a big thank you to the Shades, Mike & Rudy, for their invaluable help in this project.