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Vic Stathopoulos / Blog

Music Website Improvements

Hi Everyone, I just posted a new song called the Big Game. Been busy since the last newsletter, I have updated my Song List of all songs I have written. http://www.planetvic.com/songlist.html I have also done some other enhancements to www.planetvic.com, I made all the profiles that were visible, meaning when login in not visible because I think it was affecting my sep (search engine optimisation). Websites need to be optimised or no one will find you. I also removed alot of tags because they were creating duplicate content problems and search engines don't like that either. I did a bit of work on my Tumblr page I hadn't used it for ages. I have been mainly using it to send a copy of my soundcloud songs which show in blog form. I also added playlists to Youtube so when you go to the homepage of Vic Stathopoulos on Youtube you will see the various playlists. This will be helpful if your looking for radio interviews, greek music, gigs, cover songs, original songs etc. Anyway I hope you enjoy 'Big Game' and see you in the next newsletter, regards, Vic Stathopoulos http://www.planetvic.com

New Music 2016

Been writing alot of songs since November 2015.

I think the best songs in November 2015 were: Beautiful Day and Let It Go Now.

I started off the month writing some songs for Christmas like I Love Christmas and Rock This Christmas. On the 27th December I wrote a song called THAROS which I sing. Its a very catchy. Tharos means to have courage with a bit of will power. On the 29th December I wrote a song called Keep Eye on Ball. On the 31st December wrote Emotions and Comotions, Perspective and I Got It Wrong. Wow! I wrote alot of songs that month.

New Music for 2016

January I wrote Greek Wiggle with my Producer. I also wrote a song called Matter of Interpretation.

February 2016 was a great month for me writing new music. It started off with me re-recording some older songs on the 14th February: Dance Dance Dance, Dance in the Street and Don't You See.

I also wrote the 14th February 3 Original Songs: I Will Always Love You, Its Not About You and Learn to Say No.

Wrote Pitter Patter on 27th February and Got to be Happy on the 28th February. I like Got to be Happy it reminds me of one of my favourite Greek Singers Vasilis Papakonstandinou. On the 29th February which was a leap year day, I wrote Lovers Talk and Lover Quarrel. I tried to write the two opposites of the Love topic. Yes that month I wrote alot of Greek songs. I was expecting to write so many songs that month.

In March based on 12/8 rhythm played in 4/4. The songs worthy of mentioning were: Another Argument, Confrontation, Place in Your Heart, We're in Love. Also re-recorded some older songs like: Do You Love Me So, I Met a Woman, True Love, Why Don't You Do What You Do.

In April wrote 5 new songs: Do You Care, Megalomania (Tsifteteli), Stupid Talk, Then Ksero Na Sou Poso Sapgapo (Greek Song) and Think Before You Talk.

In May 2016 wrote only 1 song: Everything Will Be Alright.

In June 2016 also wrote 1 song called Lazy (Laziness).

In July 2016 wrote Whats Going On and Ta Orea (Greek Song).

You can hear some of these songs at various website ranging from http://www.planetvic.com where you can access the other websites like Soundcloud and Reverbnation.

You will also find alot of the songs here in my Reverbnation account.

https://www.reverbnation.com/vicstathopoulos

Thanks for reading the page and see you in the next blog / newsletter. Byeeee.

Vic Stathopoulos

New Music 2015

Hi Everyone I have written lots of new songs in 2015 and at the moment I am compiling all my songs together cause I want to make an album.

On Reverbnation I have added the following songs:

https://www.reverbnation.com/vicstathopoulos

- This is Life - Marathon - All I Want to Do is be with You - Be Yourself - Fear of the Unknown

Others songs I have added online are in sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/vic10

- I got you on my mind - Beautiful Day - Negative People - What is Right or wrong - She came in the Room Here you can access and listen to some of the songs.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and please tell your family, friends about my music if feel its worth telling.

Cheers,

Vic Stathopoulos http://www.planetvic.com

She Came in the Room

Just added my latest song to Reverbnation. I have played alot of gigs in the last year if you want to see them, then to my website: www.planetvic.com

http://www.planetvic.com

There you will find videos from lots of the gigs and I play some of my best songs Most of the songs are originals. In one gig I played some Eurythmics covers.

When you goto the homepage of planetvic.com on the top right side of the main website on a desktop computer you will find social media icons, click on the youtube one and you will find all the videos.

The song I am adding today is called 'She Came in the Room'. I have added a few versions of the same song online. This version features a greek drum rhythm.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the music and if you like the stuff let your friends and family know about it.

Take care,

Vic Stathopoulos

Gigs in Dublin

Hi I have played about 15 gigs so far this year in Dublin. If you want to hear the music / see video from the gigs check my website www.planetvic.com http://www.planetvic.com One of my favorite gigs so far has to be Brady's Sessions. You can find it on the homepage. Just to let you know I am playing on Wednesday 2nd July at Freaked out Acoustic session and Saturday 5 July at the Taste of Music at Arthur's. http://www.planetvic.com/taste-music-arthurs Have you see the new look of planetvic.com? If not, I changed it in april and it has a new template and new look to it. I am in the process of adding some dedicated sections to hear music and videos. I have also added Vic's future and past gigs. http://www.planetvic.com/gigs This page is useful because it gives you an ideas when I playing next and what songs I played at various gigs. Can you please mention the gig news on your website. If you have questions please message me. Cheers! Vic Stathopoulos

New Song - Money Doesn't Grow on Trees by Vic Stathopoulos

Hi All! I have added a new song to Reverbnation and it’s called ‘Money Doesn't Grow on Trees’. It’s a rock n roll style. Its fun to listen to and it makes you feel like dancing. Click to listen to the song - Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10024476 Click below to hear the Vic Stathopoulos play list (23 songs) on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3424643 *** Vic's News *** CHANGING ORDER OF SONGS The order of the Vic Stathopoulos play list has changed. The new song ‘Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees is first in the list now and I have moved Hoping Time to number 4. The first six songs now are: 1. Money Doesn't Grow on Treees 2. Who is River Song 3. In my life (Piano Song) 4 4. Hoping TimeVic Stathopoulos 5. Education is the way 6. Vic's 10 sec Doctor Who Theme NO RELEASE DATE FOR VIC’S FIRST RECORD I don't think I will release my first record in November / December. I will keep you posted in future blogs. VIC STATHOPOULOS IPHONE APP I was planning to make an iPhone application with Reverbnation, but due to the costs I will abandon it for now. NEW SONGS FOR FUTURE I have some great songs in the pipeline. I have a few synth songs that are virtually ready to go and I have another guitar based song called ' True Love'. Stay tuned. TROUBLE WITH VIC’S MACBOOK PRO These days we are so reliant on computers and that even applies to musicians. In the old days musicians would use reel to reels and mixers and now many use computers for recording the music. Unfortunately in the last month I have had alot of trouble with the trackpad on my Macbook Pro that its delayed my work. What’s wrong with it? It keeps selecting everything on the screen so it makes it very hard to use. I am at present waiting for a part to fix it. If you want to help me spread the word my music, tell ALL your friends, post in Facebook, Tweet about it, mention it wherever you can. Take care. Vic Stathopoulos http://www.dialashop.com/vic/index.html

Vic Music and New Pics

At long last I have added new photos on Reverbnation. There are extra photos on my Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vic-Stathopoulos/10150125415150183

♫ MY FIRST RECORD COMES OUT NOVEMBER 17!!!! ★ I would be interested to hear which songs you'd like to see released. Also check out my latest demo songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3285545 Vic's News I am making a iphone application with Reverbnation. I will send you all a message when I release it.

At the moment I am on vacation I am recording new songs. The songs will feature a live drummer and accoustic drums. The first song is called 'Money Doesn't Grow On Trees'. If you want to help me, then tell all your friends, family and even enemies about my music. Yeah get the Pulse happening. Inspire them. Take care. Vic

3 New Songs and Happy New Year to You

Hi All! Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2011. Wow! Christmas has past and its the new year. As promised in the last newsletter I have written a short song on christmas and you find it in the playlist below. I was going to send a newsletter around December 23rd, but I never sent it because I didn't have enough time to write a newsletter, to edit and mix the songs properly. I did more recordings during christmas & new year, but most of them were too experimental to add online. I also made my second video which I will announce in the next newsletter. I have added 3 songs (18 songs in total in Reverbnation): http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3126488 1. Man with a Mission 2. Christmas Time 3. Come My Way - Guitar solo based song Christmas Time Lyrics Christmas Time Oh such a good time is Christmas Time Oh what a joyous occasion is Christmas Time Oh what a joyous occasion is Christmas Time You can be with your friends You can be with your close ones You can have the time of your life and forget about the bad times Oh Christmas Time Oh what a joyous occasion is Christmas Time Oh what a joyous occasion is Christmas Time When your with your loved ones (c) 2010 Vic Stathopoulos Writing 'Christmas Time' I wrote 'Christmas Time' on Monday 20th December 2010. I took the afternoon off, did some shopping and I decided to dedicate the rest of the afternoon in recording music. I had the idea of writing a song called 'Getting Ready for Christmas', but unfortunately when I went to start writing the idea didn't work. So I decided I will try to write something short and sweet. So I decided to use some orchestra sounds. I started with a harp and thats how I created the main melody. On this occasion instead of recording lots and lots of parts, I decided to play the parts and keep the parts I wanted instead of spending hours and hours editing. What your are hearing is a basic mix and I have not done any editing. Trying out Extra Vocals I was planning to do a version of 'Christmas Time' with background vocals. The idea was when the lead vocal sings 'Oh such a good time is Christmas Time' the background vocals would start singing 'Oh such a good time is Christmas Time' when you get to the word 'is'. The idea was to have multiple vocals. I basically ran out of time because I wanted to 'Man with a Mission'. I will re-work the 'Christmas Time' song again later this year for the next christmas. All I can say it ain't easy writing a Christmas song. If you like my music and want to spread the word then join the Street Team Mission. You will find it featured on my homepage on Reverbnation on the right side of the page: http://www.reverbnation.com/vicstathopoulos If you want to catch up with what I am doing, you will also find me on Twitter and Facebook. Vic Stathopoulos http://www.dialashop.com/vic

Best New Songs - Lena etc

I have added four new songs: Kousaros, Hair was Gold, Vic's Guitar Medley (Guitar Riffs) & Lena. Kousaros has great vocals. Enjoy! I have also updated the Tunepak and it features 14 songs. Click to play Songs from ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3037128 Here is a list of all the songs: 1. Kousaros: Greek Rock Song - Vocals, Guitar, Drums 2. In my life (Piano Song) 16.3 3. Hair was Gold (Vocals, Organ, Piano) 4. Requiem 5. Distant Memories 6. Hoping Time Mix 2 7. Lena Song - Vic Stathopoulos 8. Vic's Guitar Medley - Guitar Riffs 9. Sveltos (Greek Song) 10. Hoping Time (slight different mix - subtle 11. They Play My Feelings 12. Planet Venus Mission Music 13. Final Fall 14. In these Times of Love and Hate If you like my music and want to spread the word then join the Street Team Mission. You will find it featured on my homepage on Reverbnation on the right side of the page: http://www.reverbnation.com/vicstathopoulos I might put some special christmas downloads for you all. So stay tuned. Vic Stathopoulos

Greek Song

Sveltos is the first Greek Song I am adding to Reverbnation. It is an instrumental. Sveltos means you are fast at doing a job / task. I have also a nice instrumental called 'Distant Memories'. This tune uses some wonderful sounds to create a nice ambience. I removed the song 'I don't want to dream about (being your lover). So there are now 10 songs on Reverbnation. OTHER GREEK VIC SONGS I have added a few Greek Songs online and they are located at Myspace.com/vicstathopoulos. One of my first Greek Songs is called 'Kalo Skopo' and its still there. I am thinking of making a separate website for the Greek Music, but its alot of working maintainining too many websits. MUSICALLY WHAT AM I DOING Recently I decided to take a break from guitar orientated songs and I have been doing more synthy songs. Sveltos song is basically a experiment and I was trying out some ideas and some new mixing methods. I have also spent alot of time in the last few months trying to work out how to make my songs sound clearer and better and I believe some of my new mixes are clearer, fuller and much better than my older stuff. So now I need to go back and remix the old songs and replace them with new versions. First Music Video If you havn't seen my first video yet, its called Planet Venus Mission and its on Reverbnation. Thats all folks and see you in the next blog. Vic