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Caleb Johnson American Idol~As Long As You Love Me

Well, the 13th season of American Idol has ended and they got it right…again!

I have watched from the very first show and I know how to pick a winner!

I picked Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Reuben and Fantasia…a few I got wrong but I saw the star quality there and they went on to bigger and better things.

Jennifer, Daughtry, Adam…you get the idea!

Now on to our newest winner Caleb Johnson.

The 23 year old lead singer from Asheville left behind his band “Elijah Hooker” as he made the leap to superstar rocker.

Yes, I picked him from the start too!

I used to live in Asheville and the music scene there is bad-ass! I used to go a club called 31 Patton (on 31 Patton Avenue) and it was rockin’!

As the newest winner of AI, Caleb released his debut song, “As Long As You Love Me” and guess what…I freakin’ love it!!! I can’t get enough of this song!

CALEB ALBUM

Not only can he sing, he’s adorable and seems to be grounded in the Southern roots that the South is known for. He’s humble, grateful and seems like a cool cat! That will get him far in the whacky world of show business.

Plus he’s persistent! After two failed attempts for seasons 10 and 11, Caleb is the first hard rock and heavy metal singer to win American Idol and the second winner to have auditioned two times prior to winning American Idol.

Stay true to yourself Caleb!

He is totally a rock star from the word go and I see a long and happy future for him in the rock world.

Can’t get enough of this Asheville hottie?!? Well here ya go!

AMAZON SONG LINKS

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=caleb+johnson&rh=n%3A163856011%2Ck%3Acaleb+johnson&ajr=0

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/IdolCalebJohnson

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/CalebPJohnson

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Meet Rock Band~STATIC FRENZY!!! Maryland ROCK BAND!!

Hi everyone!

Don’t know where you are today but here in Maryland it’s over 100 degrees! I like hot weather but not fry an egg on the sidewalk kind of hot!

Speaking of HOT, I’ve been busy working on my new book LICK AND A PROMISE, Diary of a Rock Star Groupie, yes same name as my blog, imagine that! Looking for a late summer release! More later…

Wanted to introduce you to a cool band I recently had the pleasure of meeting. They are an orignal band from Maryland called STATIC FRENZY!

The guys are super cute and oh so nice and charming and if you get a chance to listen to them, you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

Check them out!

 “STATIC FRENZY” 

Mark Lolli, Robert Burkholder, Dave Cole

Disillusioned with the local music scene and a lack of musicians who wanted to create music rather then play covers of other artists, Robert Burkholder who grew up in Middletown, decided to pick up a guitar and microphone and started writing his own music.

Having spent his life playing drums, it was natural for him to get behind a drum set and a set of cymbals. “My mother was a saint! She encouraged me to keep playing!”

A veteran of several local bands in and around the area, he reconnected with old friend Mark Lolli from Brunswick, who had been in two other bands with him. They had been friends since the age of 16 and together they decided to “start banging things out.”

In the beginning, Robert had been performing all the guitar, drum, keyboards and vocal parts with Mark playing bass.

Mark, a local carpenter and graduate of Brunswick High School, is also a veteran of several local bands from the area and says, “I have rock-n-roll roots!” He also enjoys life in Brunswick and playing local clubs like the most recent Lallo’s Pizza on Jefferson Pike. “Juan (the owner) has a good appreciation of music. It‘s nice to have a local place to play.”

Robert, longing to step out from behind the drums and play guitar, the band added a drummer and begin lining up gigs. Not long after the band found some local success, the drummer quit the band and Robert got behind the drums again.

Needing another guitar player, Robert called longtime friend Dave Cole of Walkersville, whom he had known from another band, to take up guitar.


Dave, a veteran of the band “Steele Rain”, had left the music scene in 1991, and has spent 30 years in the construction business.

Robert, oh so charming and convincing, got him to join in a practice session one evening back in August of 2011 and as Dave says, “I was never asked to leave.”

Together the guys formed the Alternative/Hard Rock band STATIC FRENZY.

The band performs mostly original songs and has recently released their first CD on the label Elysium Fields Records titled, ELYSIUM WRATH.


Songs like “Rattle Me” (my favorite) and “Texas” will get the dance floor moving and you can see for yourself at their next gig on Saturday June 30 when they play Belles Sports Bar and Grill in Frederick, Maryland. Doors open at 8pm.

They will do a cover song from time to time but as Robert says, “We are becoming more choosy.”

The band is getting quite a following at local gigs and online, but sorry girls, the guys are all taken.

Robert and his wife Valerie have two children, Dave has a stepson Daniel with his “awesome” wife Candy, and Mark is married with five kids. 

Robert adds, STATIC FRENZY is currently looking for a new drummer so he can go back to playing guitar. His mom won’t be happy. “She never told me to stop playing drums!”

For more info about the band, check out their music pages:

http://www.staticfrenzy.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/staticfrenzy http://www.myspace.com/staticfrenzyband
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Static-Frenzy/148115035246526?ref=ts

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I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

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And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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 “We weren’t too ambitious when we started out. We just wanted to be the biggest thing that ever walked the planet.” ~ Steven Tyler

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Meet JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA~Rock Star Wednesday

Hi everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday! It finally got a bit warmer here today in Maryland but not bathing suit weather yet but it’s comin’!

If you have been following me (that sounds creepy doesn’t it) then you know what Wednesday means around here. It’s ROCK STAR WEDNESDAY and today I will introduce you to a talented group of guys. These are no ordinary guys, mind you, they are personal friends of mine from way back.

Back in 2006, I used to work at a radio station and one of my jobs there was Senior Staff Writer for our monthly newspaper. I wrote a column called BACKSTAGE PASS where I interviewed local bands. One of the bands was, BLUE SKY TRAFFIC (now Justin Kalk Orchestra), and as soon as I met the lead singer, Justin and bassist/co-founder Steve, I knew without a shadow of a doubt, they were destined for stardom.

Not only are they talented, they are gorgeous and some of the nicest people you have ever met. They invited us to their New Year’s Eve party for 2012 and we had a blast!

I can remember sitting on the couch upstairs in their old farmhouse, listening to them play. I was fortunate enough to receive two CDs from them which I have in my car and still listen to on a regular basis.

So, I hope you enjoy meeting JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA, thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Talk soon! 🙂

ROCK STAR WEDNESDAY presents

JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA

“With his Nashville based Orchestra, Justin Kalk pens and performs a fresh brand of Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Bluegrass and Jazz influenced Pop sounds. The songs are monster packed with catchy vocals, Olympic solos, swampy organ and a radical evolution of bass and beat madness.”

“A thunderous power trio [formed in Nashville, TN] led by the unmistakable growl of it’s Fender abusing front man: Justin Kalk [Vocals, Stratocaster, Turntables].

 Cutting his teeth in the club circuit, Kalk has mastered the art of showmanship & is proving himself one of Rock & Rolls most electrifying performers.

 SteO Britton [Bass & fog machine] & Jay Williams [Drumset & Laser Beams] got his back, and that’ a whole nother story.

Since the first thud of “I’ve Changed Too” at Greenwich Village’s “The Bitter End” in 2010 [their sold out release party], JKO has burnt down: NYC, Phili, Baltimore, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, Austin, Vegas, 100+ more. Including a legendary show at “Whisky A GO GO” in Hollywood.”

http://www.justinkalk.com/JKOnline/Bio.html

ON TOUR NOW!!!

2012 Flying Dog Tour

 
 

Justin is teaming up with Flying Dog Beer for the “2012 Justin Kalk: Flying Dog Tour”!!!  First run will start January in New York City and run down to New Orleans!  Stay tuned!!!

Talk to the band:

justin@justinkalk.com

steo@justinkalk.com

http://www.justinkalk.com/

FaecBook http://www.facebook.com/justinkalkorchestra

Reverb Nation http://www.reverbnation.com/justinkalkorchestra

YouTube

“I’ve Changed Too” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI5LVd3uWKo&feature=email&email=comment_received

“Back In Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xwM3OZ3kio

“Pancakes and Syrup”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdvLkOg78D8

Amazon

Blue Sky Traffic http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Traffic-Justin-Kalk-Orchestra/dp/B0034PWNTO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1332955635&sr=1-1

MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/justinkalkorchestra

Buddy Lee Attractions http://www.buddyleeattractions.com/talent.php?id=159

http://www.justinkalk.com/JKOnline/Bio.html

Justin Kalk Orchestra / Press

“Lead singer & guitarist, Justin Kalk, in barefeet, sporadically dances around the stage in a cross between Michael Jackson, Beck and Zack de la Rocha ”

“Justin Kalk Orchestra is destined to become the darlings of the Music Festival circuit.”

“Blue Sky Traffic” is a wooly mammoth of a debut from U.S.A’s Justin Kalk Orchestra. Featuring 16 original songs and album art by gonzo painter Ralph Steadman (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Rolling Stone, Flying Dog Beer) the album was recorded from 2007 – 2009 at the legendary Blackbird and Dark Horse recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.”

“Their chemistry is unmatched and their music is real…It’s soul. It’s country. It’s blues. It’s pop. It’s funk. It’s bluegrass. It’s rock. It’s the Justin Kalk Orchestra.”

“With his Nashville based Orchestra, Justin Kalk pens and performs a fresh brand of Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Bluegrass and Jazz influenced pop sounds. 

The songs are monster packed with catchy vocals, Olympic solos, swamp organ and radical evolution of bass and beat madness.  Where ever the Justin Kalk Orchestra may bring their show, it is sure to be an attraction to be seen. 

For their debut album, “Blue Sky Traffic”, JKO performed, recorded & produced the record at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios.  Legendary artist Ralph Steadman of GONZO fame (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, The Who, and Flying Dog Beer) created the cover art. 

JKO is sponsored by Fender guitars and Flying Dog Brewery.  Having played over 100+ shows in 2010; 2011 looks to be a promising year for the Justin Kalk Orchestra. ” 

Buddy Lee Attractions

From their humble beginnings in Hagerstown, Maryland, the band started off as BLUE SKY TRAFFIC.

Now the band, known as JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA, are residing in Nashville where they are currently on the road with their Flying Dog Tour.

ADS FOR FENDER GUITAR

How HOT is this? 

MEET THE BAND!!!

JUSTIN KALK

STEO BRITTON

JAY WILLIAMS

ON STAGE!

NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH 2011 at The BroadAxe in Hagerstown, Maryland

LISA AND JUSTIN January 31, 2011

LISA AND STEO January 31, 2011

Well, I hope you have enjoyed meeting these talented guys! I cherish our friendship and am so happy for their success! I am very proud of them like a big sister!

They have kept in touch with me and always invite us to their shows when they are in town. I wish them continued success and happiness! Thanks Justin, Steo and Jay for stopping by!

Love ya guys! 🙂

CONTACT LISA

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!
I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

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Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Blog, The Main Artery:  http://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: https://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂
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“I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke

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Welcome to my new Blog! Bands/Authors needed!

Hi there!

My name is Lisa V. Proulx and I am an author. Most of you may already know me which is cool and I appreciate that but for those of you who don’t, well here is the skinny on me.

I am the author of horror novels PUNCTURE, BENEATH THE BATTLEFIELD, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, KING OF SHADOWS and the inspirational book THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT.

I have been a rock and roll chick my whole life and grew up in the 70’s. My favorite bands are AEROSMITH (all time fav), LED ZEPPELIN, KISS, BUCKCHERRY, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT and MOTLEY CRUE.

I love to write books in different genres and began writing another book in the romance/erotica style called LICK AND A PROMISE. It’s the “diary” of rock star groupie, Poppy Bleu, and the rock stars she loved and lusted. For mature audiences only!

This is my first BLOG edition of LICK AND A PROMISE so come back and check me out and see what else I have to offer. More info below!!! 🙂

 

LICK AND A PROMISE

 At 16, Poppy Bishop was a teenage runaway. At 17, she was in bed with the lead guitarist of one the biggest bands in rock history. She went on to become Poppy Bleu, a “famous” groupie who bedded rock stars, their wives (and girlfriends) and became a junkie by the time she was 21. But she never forgot her first rock star and to her delight, he never forgot her.

For over 20 years, Poppy Bleu was known in the rock and roll world as the best backstage lay and liked, loved and hated by some of the world’s biggest rock stars. Her story is one of drugs, sex and rock and roll and how she went from groupie to junkie to author and becoming the love of a lead guitarist’s life who saved her from a life of ruin.

It’s already getting some great reviews!

***EARLY REVIEWS***

 “Raw, brutal and the hottest sex scenes ever written! You’ll need a cold shower after reading this one!”

“Wow! What a ride! In this first book of the series, Poppy takes you into a world of sex from a young age to the sordid life of a rock star groupie. It’s not all glitz and glamour but it’s filled with plenty of rock and roll, drugs and lots of sex! The scenes with her aunt as they drive cross country together are hilarious!”

“A romance, an erotica and a comedic work of art! I couldn’t put this thing down. The sex scenes are so erotic that I had trouble getting pass them without calling my husband into the room. Thanks Poppy for a lot of bedroom ideas! A total must read!!!”

“A no holds barred look at the life of a teenage groupie. The sex scenes alone are worth the read. The love story of the book is tenderly done and also erotic. The junkie life is hard to read but a vital part of this young woman’s story! She leaves the reader guessing as to whom the rock stars of the book are and that made me want to read it even more. I can’t wait for the rest of the series. A must read for any rock star fan!”

 

LICK AND A PROMISE will be the first in the Rock Star series and all the books will be based on some truth, some fiction. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out what’s true or not true! 😉

Anyhoo…this site is going to be dedicated to all the rock and rollers out there and to the women who love them (and lust after them)

I will also be hosting ROCK STAR WEDNESDAY where you will get to meet a band every week. I met and been friends with a lot of bands over the years and I would like to introduce you to them.

PLUS real concert photos, cool websites, author interviews, advice from Poppy herself and a whole LOT MORE!

Poppy has her own FaceBook page too! Please LIKE when you get the chance  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410?ref=digest_email#!/pages/Poppy-Bleu/262974470447489

We are just getting started so hit the FOLLOW button, buckle up and enjoy the ride! 🙂

If you are a band and want some FREE exposure (pun intended) then contact me at the zillion sites below and say hey!

I am also looking for erotica/romance authors to promote once a week so drop me a line as well.

My other site, THE MAIN ARTERY is pretty cool too.

Mondays~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

Friday~FREAKY FRIDAY where we talk about anything from demons to vampires to witches

Sunday~SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY

PLUS contests, cool sites, writing articles and a bunch of cool stuff to do. Check it out below!


I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at

Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

My blog, The Main Artery:  http://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Imagine taking off your makeup and nobody knows who you are.”  Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s vocalist, on fame

 

 

 

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