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Blue Stone MESSAGES on AOL Music & Radio Mystic airing times

Blue Stone’s “Messages” album is streaming live on AOL Music - all week long, starting today, the entire album. listen before you buy.... the physical CD will be available tomorrow, check it out FREE now! the FULL CD LISTENING PARTY is live http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/3 ------------------------------------------------------ And from Radio Mystic ~ Blue Stone's "Messages": the entire album - Through a special arrangement with the members of Blue Stone and Neurodisc Records, Radio Mystic will be airing the new album "Messages" in its entirety all week long, beginning Monday July 27th through Friday July 31st. We have been given a time frame for when you can listen each day to hear the album. This is an approximate schedule for the broadcast of Blue Stone's "Messages" on Radio Mystic for the upcoming week (all times are Mountain Standard Time MST): • Monday July 27: between 10:00am and 1:00pm MST • Tuesday July 28: (release date, 3 airings) once in the morning after 9:00am, once in the afternoon after 2:00pm, and once again in the evening after 7:00pm MST • Wednesday July 29: between 4:00pm and 7:00pm MST • Thursday July 30: between 7:00pm and 10:00pm MST • Friday July 31: between 11:00am and 2:00pm MST time zone examples: PACIFIC - 9 am MOUNTAIN - 10 am CENTRAL - 11 am EASTERN - 12 pm You can tune in by visiting the home page at http://www.radioMYSTIC.com and clicking on the music player in the lower right hand corner of the page. Official street date for "Messages" is July 28th, so be sure to run out or get online and grab your copy - you're gonna LOVE this release! Thanks to Tom O'Keefe, Robert Smith and Bill Walters for all their help in making this happen, as well as vocalist Sara Bloomfield for recording her lines for the Premiere Show. Be sure to visit Blue Stone online at http://www.myspace.com/bluestonebreathe Radio Mystic blog: http://blogs.myspace.com/mysticsoundscapes

AOL Music will feature Messages!

Blue Stone is proud to announce that during “Messages” release week, 7/28, the entire album will be featured in AOL Music's "Listening Party." They are the biggest music destination in the world, with over 23 million unique monthly visitors last month. Select the album from the link below in the “FULL CD LISTENING PARTY” menu. You don’t even have to be an AOL customer. Now you may enjoy it in it’s entirety before you purchase. http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds

The New Record

So, here we are. A little later than we had hoped, but the new record is pretty much ready for prime time. We’re just putting the finishing touches on it, tweaking stuff here and there, and selecting the tracks.

This time around, we had a plethora of material to choose from. Damn that time limit on a CD. 74 minutes?  I suppose that’s probably for the best. I get bored quickly.

Anyway, back to the new record. We’re calling it “Messages”. It’s funny how you’re supposed to name stuff. A lot of emphasis gets placed on the names of songs and albums. I’ve heard of people that name they’re songs before they’ve written them. And some that name the songs as soon as they’re completed. Not us! We don’t know what these songs are really saying until we put them all together. There’s some weird thing that happens to music when you put it into context. When everything has had time to gel together as a complete record, the names become kind of obvious to us. On the other hand, maybe it’s just laziness! Ha!

On “Messages”, we’re lucky enough to get to collaborate with some very talented vocalists. Returning to us again are Sheyenne Rivers and Samantha Sandlin. And we’ll be introducing Sara Bloomfeld, Sarah Day and Veronica Gunter.

Each one has their own unique style and sound which makes it a lot of fun for us. We never quite know how the song is going to turn out until the very end. We’re really quite unorganized. Some might say that’s a bad thing. But, we look at it as a more creative environment. If you’re going to paint a picture, do you want to limit yourself to what colors you can use? I would compare our process to wandering around or traveling without reservations. So far, it’s worked out in that everyone seems to enjoy the journey.

Best, R.& Blue Stone