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Slant Six / Blog

New Songwriters Club at Winchester Kitchen & Bar 51A Winchester

I (Stephen Joseph) will begin hosting a brand new Open Mic/Songwriters Club at Winchester Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday nights at 9 pm. That's upstairs at 51A Winchester Street, about halfway between Wellesley and Carleton. We want to promote up and coming Toronto songwriters. So if you're a Singer/Songwriter or you write songs in a band, or write 'em in a coffee shop, or whatever, come on down and belt them out in an encouraging environment. Oh, choice covers are welcome too, as these are often good fodder for songwriting too. Oh, there will be gifts and prizes too!!

Gigging with Laryngitis

Just made it through a couple weekend shows with Laryngitis -- the condition was worsened Friday night as the cigarette smoke devoured the stage. Saturday night at the Winchester Kitchen was better, as owner, Mike, made me one of his special hot totties which packed some serious curative kick -- thanks mang! See ya next gig, talk soon, ciao, Stephen

Tonight's Gig

We're playing a show at a preeminent Toronto Speak-Easy Friday night 3am-6am. If you don't know the address, be in touch or I'll see ya at the party beforehand. We'll be partying hard tonight as Tracy's birthday party precedes the gig -- it's gonna be a rippa!

Facebook problems with posting Reverbnation links

Tonight I attempted to (as usual) post a RN link to a newly recorded/mixed/mastered tune to my Slant Six Facebook page. The link, however, was refused with a little pop up message saying "This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error." Either this is a system bug or the system for reporting spam/abuse must be more accountable, as it can be abused by spiteful users (i dunno, former band members e.g.). One should have to report a good reason and have it checked and acknowledged by an administrator before simply blocking (hijacking) one's ability to post content. It is absurd that I am blocked from providing my music freely to my friends and fans. This is a serious problem/issue, so I checked the discussion board topics at the FB Security page. I then found that this has been happening to A LOT of FB page owners attempting to post ReverbNation links this evening/night/early morning (I have yet to test with other links). Last count was around 50 complaints on the message board. So there must be 10 time that who haven't used the messaging board. Anyway, a frustrating evening of social networking tonight. I'll try again tomorrow. Ahhhhhhh...G'night, Stephen

SJ&TTF

Please be sure to head over and check out my original songs I play in Stephen Joseph and The Tail Fins. If you like what you hear, please click the "Like" button, or become an official fan. http://www.reverbnation.com/stephenjosephandthetailfins