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Rumor or Fact: Guitar Center is about to change hands.

I don't really trust what you read online. You have to do your own research. Its always a good way to start a inquire or conversation. Is taking information from blogs as straight raw facts a good idea? I always noticed that blogs are usually someones opinion and not the news, and even the news is opinionated and rarely factual these days(in my blog opinion).  Anyhow the link below is written  Eric Garland a "trend analyst" who alledgely has the inside scoop on what is going on behind the company Guitar Center. What you will read after clicking the link can change the landscape of the music industry and many other businesses, musicians.


Check it out and see for yourself how YOU might directly be affected by Guitar Center's changing of ownership. Reminds me of when someone told me that Tower Records was going to close down in the city and I wouldn't be able to preview vinyl records the same way I grew up doing because there would be a main online store that sold …

Money is important

"Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money.Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control."

—Robert G. Allen: investment advisor and author

All styles of dance welcome all styles of music played.

Presented by Star Love Princess Lockeroo and DJ Undakova

Friday April 18th DJ Kovagirl and DJ Undakova played a fusion and constant blend of classics, reggae, soul, funk, disco, house, hip hop, and 80s R n B.

Our intention is to find a venue where we can present parties like this for FREE every Friday in New York.

A good friend John put me on to Bijan which had good vibes and was a chill spot in Brooklyn near fulton St. Really close walk from the A C trains and the 2 3 Train.

Bijans is no longer available so we are on the hunt. We want to create a place where you can find waackers and lockers getting down to Disco and Funk as well as Old and young popping, grooving and getting down to 80s R n B classics and soul music. With DJ Kovagirl and I we keep the deep house and afro latin house is always rockng as well as old school hip hop and reggae. This is the best party in Brooklyn on Fridays that is Free for dancers.

#Be the Momentum

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dance-parade-be-the-momentum

Dance Parade New York's 2014 theme is
"BE the MOMENTUM" -- And YOU can help create memories that can last a lifetime.

For the past 7 years, Dance Parade New York has become the world's largest event to ceelbrate the diversity of dance. On May 17th 2014, over 10,000 dancers will come together to celebrate more than 75 styles of dance and culture!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dance-parade-be-the-momentum

Your Impact:
Your support will help emerging dance groups reach broad audiences.

Our Community Engagement programs will employ teaching artists to bring dance to deserving schools, community and senior centers throughout New York City's 5 boroughs.
Come May 17th, the city will light up with color and culture. The general public will see never seen-before dance styles and be able to participate in the FREE Dance Parade and DanceFest.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute and that…

Mobile Mondays! Misbehaviour's Dynamite Dance/Skate Jam Bday!

Tonite Mobile Mondays! Misbehaviour's Bday Boogie! A Dynamite Dance / Skate Jam! Come & Celebrate Misbehaviour's Birthday and 25 years in the game!

We have a special performance from Skater/Choreographer Lynnamovingstar & her skate crew. Misbehaviour has been a resident DJ for the roller skaters for 15 years so we are excited to have a few pro skaters at the Jam.

"Leave your phones at home & bring your feet to the battle!"

& read this exclusive interview about Misbehaviour's DJ career on The Future FM.

Next Week is Mobile Mondays! D.C. LaRue's Bday Extravaganza Tribute to Casablanca Records!

Come rock with The Mobile Mondays! All Stars every Monday at The Bowery Electric. Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $ Mike spinning all 45's all night!

The Bowery Electric is located at 327 Bowery at 2nd St.
MM is on a Mission to Keep Real Music Alive, Preserve & Celebrate DJ Culture & Bring Back the Vibe &a…

My new favorite song!

Lately I have been listening to my records all the way through every track on the album. Its been a great gift to have the time and presence to do so. I don't know how I didn't find this song before but it has to be the UNDAKOVA theme song. It so directly speaks on a lot of what I look for in music and in my life. What I speak on and what I try try and try to live by but of course haven't mastered. Its great when you have a catchy song to remind you though. LOVE THIS!!!

"Yes its true, Life is what you make it, you were born to be a winner"

"Don't be negative try to be positive. . .close your eyes and look within"

What a great song. Thank you to the legendary Donald Byrd.

Viva Loisaida: Walking the Lower East Side of 1978 [Video]

http://youtu.be/3ciVWF2gg-8

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 at 10:12 am by Elie





“The Loisaida is sometimes known as the ghetto supermarket, where street hustling is the way of survival, a way of life…”


Take ten minutes from your day and watch this awesome vintage video, courtesy of blogger compatriot Flaming Pablum. Entitled simply Viva Loisaida, the rare film explores the Lower East Side of October 1978, “giving a brief preview before gentrification occurred.”





Colorful street scenes (e.g. Tompkins Square Park, the Christodora House, bombed-out tenements) are accompanied by narration and cutaways to various local activists of the time. We hear about common landlord practice and the demographics of the neighborhood. It’s a brilliant street-level glimpse from thirty-four years ago.





Viva Loisaida was filmed by Marlis Momber in October 1978, and produced by “Gruppe Dokumentation” & “Tylis.”

Imagination is key

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."

— Napoleon Hill: American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature

DOWNLOAD Songwriting PDF from Discmakers

Your Songs Suck
Consumers will instantly click past a crappy song on thousands of online radio stations until they find a good song that really moves them in the first 10-20 seconds. You better have GREAT songs. It's a CRAFT; it always has been. Treat it as such. You need to seek out a few mentors to teach you what they know about their CRAFT and apply your unique vision and perspective to that knowledge. Easy to do with all the online writing societies.

20 Worst Indie Artist Mistakes
by Johnny Dwinell, Daredevil Production
© 2014 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission

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NYC's DJ Undakova's Live Beatles Mix

For Full downloadable DJ mixes go to http://djundakova.com/dj-undakova-liv...
I met Michelle Joni at the Natasha Blanks's video shoot for "Bad Dancer" After a conversation with Michelle and Star Love aka Princess Lockerooo I was inspired to create a mix of music dedicated to THE BEATLES. What a ride its has been for me. Hope it is just as thrilling and dynamic for you to recap on the greatest classics of the Beatles. This is my official #TeamNoRegrets Beatles Mix inspired by The Fest for Beatles Fans happening in NYC that happened in early February.

Now get out there with your bad dancing self, boogie down, and use #TeamNoRegrets

to join the conversation.

12 Powerful Quotes That Could Change The Way You're Promoting Your Music

Have you ever had one of those Aha-moments when you finally get it?


These 12 quotes have the potential to change the way you think about promoting your music:

#1

“Stop promoting, start entertaining.” — Matt Colon (Manager of Steve Aoki)

#2

“If it’s not a hit, switch.” — Derek Sivers (Founder of CD Baby)

#3

“Don’t tell people you are broke. Guilting fans into buying your music never works.” — Ari Herstand (Musician, Blogger)

#4

“You should quit trying only after two conditions have been met: 1.) You’ve given yourself a legitimate shot. 2.) Trying is no longer fun.” — Terry Rossio (Screenwriter)

#5

“Give it a minute!” — Louis C.K. (Comedian)

#6

“To help with knowing if you’re good or not, you need a mentor.” — Alex Day (Musician)

#7

“People who cost too much: manager, lawyer, publicist, label, music publisher.” — Roger McNamee (Musician, Venture Capitalist)

#8

“You don’t ask, you don’t get.” — Steve Rennie (Manager of Incubus)

#9

“Your music will always be new to someone, so keep spreading the wo…

The one and only Yoshi

Download this song and Yoshi's entire album "The Talent Show" for FREE 
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In the world of hip-hop, Yoshi is utterly unique: a versatile rapper, poet, and songwriter who explores the alternative direction of healthy, conscious living. His passion to deliver uplifting and entertaining messages and hope for humanity is evident throughout the deep layers of his Pacific Islander and African American heritage and musical roots he embraces like no one else has (or could). Trained by his music teacher father and seasoned through years of poetry slams, talent shows, and musical and rap performances, Yoshi found his audience in the Metro Detroit hip-hop scene in the early 2000's while a student at Eastern Michigan University.

Always at the grindstone, he saw success as a rapper and songwriter while earning his d…

Mobile Mondays! Mr. Len & Prince Paul of The Dirty Disco Squares

4/7 Next Mobile Mondays!Mr.Len & Prince Paul of The Dirty Disco Squares are gonna throw it down all 45 Style! Listen to their Dirty Disco Squares mix!

& from 10pm-12am we have Strictly Reggae/Strictly 7" with Misbehaviour & Friends, 2 hours of Rockin Riddims & Rum Punch Drink Specials.

Special thanks to everyone who came out last week for Miss Rebecca's Bday Paradise Garage Tribute with West End Records. Star Love Princess Lockeroo did an incredible performance of her single "A Falls Down". See the pics & check the video of her performance.
Come rock with The Mobile Mondays! All Stars every Monday at The Bowery Electric. Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$ Mike spinning all 45's all night!

The Bowery Electric is located at 327 Bowery at 2nd St.
MM is on a Mission to Keep Real Music Alive, Preserve & Celebrate DJ Culture & Bring Back the Vibe & Soul of NYC!


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the song my Mom and Dad's wedding party came in on

Grateful that my mom is alive and well. #Blessings I was playing this album a few nights ago. Just in the zone and enjoying the music. My mom who is visiting from her warm climate abode in Florida over heard the music and began to enjoy it with me. I had no idea what the context of the song I was playing on vinyl was for her.  Turns out this song was the song her bridal party came in and was introduced on. This was at the wedding before my time on earth. Classic times. She began showing me the dance that they came in and walked doing. She was smiling and making the announcements of her bridal party. She was happy the music brought her back to that place in time. 
Music is healing. Weddings are special. I am so grateful that my dad left me some of the best records I could ever know. There were many times my mom told me to sell the records or get rid of them. I am so grateful I didn't listen. I  am grateful for my lineage from 70s classic music to hip hop that I grew up listening t…

Night Life, Spotlight ,is the Waacktopian Way

http://youtu.be/ZRXY78wneuA

Music "Nightlife" by Jody Watley
http://www.jodywatley.net
facebook.com/jodywatleyofficial
Buy track here:
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© YAK FILMS 2012-2013


Haven't you heard of WAACKTOPIA?

Facebook invite to WAACKING IN THE CLUB with Princess Lockerooo
https://www.facebook.com/events/1463171157233574/

NYC DANCE PARTY hosted by Princess Lockerooo

THE NEXT WAACKTOPIA IS APRIL 16th. Save the DATE

UNDAKOVA lyrics- Cartoon Characters

CARTOON CHARACTER VERSE Chorus:  You just a cartoon character.  Crazy Amateur You never get the chance to do the things you say you do You just a cartoon character Crazy Amateur  Cause deep inside all of us are laughing at you. Repeat 3x The jokes on you for years you didn’t hear it Drowned that voice so you wouldn’t get near this Gift that you have so powerful you fear it Scared that someday you may just have to wield it You can’t shield your light so just reveal it Its much too bright to hide or then conceal with Mediocre jobs that anyone can still get We got dreams to fulfill people to build with
The hard times we had are still a privilege  this ain’t for us we do this for the children  for the people still living in a village  without clean water all 800 million plus the people still locked up in prison our ancestors who died and passed on the wisdom so we could overcome the struggles of the victims to live life free to the fullest is the mission


Chorus:  You just a cartoon character.  Cra…