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Two Continents, Three Artists, and the World Wide Web

What happens when three artists who never have met in person join hands in creativity over the World Wide Web? The answer: the newly released video for "Tantalizing!" Wasted Obsession and I released this song back in February. But add to the mix reknown artist, Wilfred Hildonen and our video is born! Thanks ever so much to Wilfred Hildonen for graciously creating the video for Tantalizing. Wilfred Hildonen is an artist, illustrator, and editorial cartoonist originally from Norway where he now resides after living sixteen years in Sweden, Finland, and Portugal. His website can be found at: http://www.whildonen.net He has been working as an editorial cartoonist for the Finnish-Swedish daily newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet since 1992. He illustrates the main editor's column 7 days a week and aside from that, one illustration to one chosen letter to the editor. Occasionally he also illustrates feature articles etc. Altogether, it adds up to around 500 drawings per year. In addition to that, He also makes a few other illustrations aside from painting. This tremendously busy artist in a grand gesture of generocity has created and fully produced our new video. With his artistic expression In a mysterious and spellbinding fashion he adds a new dimension to our song "Tantalizing." We are extremely grateful!!!!! VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/destinationdawn Tantalizing: Music and Lyrics by DestinationDawn and Wasted Obsession Video by: Wilfred Hildonen 2009 Wilfred Hildonen Website: http://www.whildonen.net DestinationDawn website: http://www.reverbnation.com/destinationdawn Wasted Obsession Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/wastedobsession

the Beat Music Show

Radio Host Jerry Spencer from "the Beat" Radio Show will be interviewing DestinationDawn live and featuring her music: When: Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 7:00pm EST until 8:00 pm EST Where: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebeat Call in line: (347) 826-9094 There will be an open forum where you can chat while listening to the show or you can call into the show at the call in line listed above. I have listened to a few of his interviews with several artists and really enjoyed his show and it's format. Jerry is a wonderful host and " the Beat" is quite an incredible show! Hope to see you there!!!

DestinationDawn and StarWing Production's Indie Music Show

DestinationDawn and StarWing Production's Indie Music Show ...coming soon I am getting ready to host a internet radio program featuring indie artists music of all genres from all over the world. The show is in the planning phase and I am currently composing the theme song for the show's intro and outro. That should be finished in the very near future. Everyday I come into contact with amazing artists and their music from all over the world thanks to modern technology. Why not provide another platform for audiences to hear some of the wonderful talent and creativity that is out there. I have wanted to do this for over five years now and so I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. I have set up a page with some info on Reverbnation at: http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/destinationdawnindiemusicshow I am currently accepting submissions. If you are an artist that might be interested in getting some airplay for your original indie music (no cover music) Please follow the procedure outlined on the venue page at Reverb. Many of you are the friends or family of bands that might be interested, too...so pass the word on to them. All genres of music will be accepted!!!! Another great feature is that soon after the show has aired, it will be archived like a mini time capsule for future discovery by all who want to listen. I'm excited about this new endeavor and hope you are too!!!!

Jerry MacLeod
Jerry MacLeod  (over 8 years ago)

Yeah hon if any one can do such a thing , it is you ;) have a great weekend too and kewl deal with the kiddos :)

New Release with Wasted Obsession

Today marks the official release of our new song: "Tantalizing" co-written by Bo from Wasted Obsession and DestinationDawn. It is making its debute on Reverbnation... and soon afterward at other music sites. Bo has been playing music since he was seven years old. By the time he was twelve, he started playing with other musicians in various bands. After moving to Myrtle Beach and San Antonio, Bo is back in Hot 'Lanta with his new band of rotating musicians, "Wasted Obsession" Wasted obsession can be found on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/wastedobsession Bo is a fantastic musician with an explosive powerhouse of sound. It has been really wonderful to work with him on "Tantalizing"! We are pleased to announce to you the its official release!

A Summer To Remember!

This has been a summer to remember. Back in the beginning of July, DestinationDawn began to climb up the Alternative Charts finally reaching 2 on Reverbnation! Much celebrating and rejoicing! The long awaited rise into the Top 100 on the WorldWide Music Charts also occurred. Then for several weeks there was rising in the twenties on the WorldWide Charts. There were two song releases "The Sixth Seal" and "Fragile." Then on August 12th, word was received that DestinationDawn would be featured on the Homepage of Reverbnation and a few hundred thousand Facebook apps. My gratitude and appreciation cannot be contained to words or expressed to the fullest extent. I am ecstatic and so very thankful!!! The increase in fans and circle of artist friends has been tremendous. On August 21, 2008...DestinationDawn cracked into the Top Ten on the WorldWide Music Charts reaching 9!!!! Exuberance and Joy...Gratitude and Appreciation. I feel so blessed... and then finally on August 31, 2008 DestinationDawn hit NUMBER ONE on the Alternative Chart! It has been a summer to remember! One of those special moments on this road of life...One of the High Times. I am so very thankful!!!

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JULY 1st comes in with Bang!!!!!

JULY The calendar page gets flipped to a new start. The drums roll and the fireworks blast in delightful rays of ecstasy.....the charts turn over for a new day, a new month, and a new position...# 2 on the Alternative Charts. I am ecstatic!!!! CELEBRATION ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!

Last Day of June

Last Day of June June 30,2008 Reverbnation WorldWide Music Charts Alternative Charts #4 All Artist Top 100 #43 DestinationDawn Zazzle Merchandise Store Officially Opened 06/30/08 Gallery http://www.zazzle.com/destinationdawn --------------------------- Month of June at a Glance 06/15/08 (Father's Day) Entered the Top 100!!!!!!!! All Artist Top 100 #98 ------------------------------ 06/27/08 Alternative Charts #7 All Artist Top 100 #61 ---------------------------- 06/28/08 Alternative Charts #6 All Artist Top 100 #53 ----------------------------- 06/29/08 Alternative Charts #5 ----------------------------- 06/30/08 Alternative Charts #4 All Artist Top 100 #43 DestinationDawn Zazzle Merchandise Store Officially Opened -------------------------------- Street Team Mission coming in July!!!!!!!!

June Coming in for a Landing

June Coming in for a Landing Well the end of June approaches, and we will soon be blasting into July will its sparkly display and booming shouts of sheer delight. June has been an excellent month here on Reverbnation. The climb into both the top ten (#7 presently on Alternative Chart) and the climb into the top 100 on the Overall Artist Chart (# 61!!!!) has created quite a stir of excitement! Thank you all for your support!!!! My sons attended Music Camp this year and grew tremendously in their musicianship. I must admit they brought a sparkling beam to my soul when I saw their final performance. Anyone who would like to see it can go to my MySpace page Http://www.myspace.com/destinationdawn If you look down the left hand side of the page you will find two videos..."Fantasia 2000" and "Music for a Darkened Theater". My son Tyler plays alto sax and Jordan plays percussion. They just turned 13 and are twins... although you could never tell looking at them!!! They certainly made me a proud and pleased MOM!!! Looks like their following in my footsteps with a love for music, and I couldn't be happier. I plan to use them both on upcoming projects. Wishing you all the best of all good things...Thanks tremendously for your friendship and support. I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful fans and artists here on Reverbnation. Thank you for all your kind letters and comments which have deeply touched my heart. You all ROCK!!!!! Lots of Love, DestinationDawn

June in Tune

6/8/08 Here it is June already. As for Florida, it is HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! Speaking of hot... the new video for my blues tune "I'll Bet You're Hot to Handle" is now posted here at Reverbnation. Also, new photos are up, too. June has opened excitedly. DestinationDawn is now # 12 on the Alternative Charts and #152 on the All Charts. There has been a steady climb and I am passionately pleased. I am back in the studio with a former bandmate, Doug Cates (lead guitarist) from two eighties bands that we played together in, oh so many years ago. ..We have been busy co-writing some alternative tunes. We are in search of a great name...any interesting ideas please send them to me...So all is exciting on this end... 6/11/08...edging near the top 100 All time Chart...climbed to 118!!! I've uploaded a song that is fan exclusive... that means it is just for You! It hit Number One on the Noisehead Composition Chart on June 8th, which I was really excited over...Thanks for all your support and for your friendship -You help make my dreams come true! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

April 2008 Update

Hi All... April has opened excitedly. DestinationDawn has moved to the top ten charts making consecutive climbs from 10, 9, 8, and now at 7! The new video is getting great exposure, too. These past few months have seen great chart success, not only here at Reverbnation, but also at Noisehead. Yesterday, we were number 4! At Plenty of Bands ...Number ONE and Hottest Artist! These past few months have been amazing. DestinationDawn will be doing more studio and video work in the next couple of months. Much on the burner! Much thanks and gratitude to all my friends and fans and all the very best to everyone!