Let Me See, Dammit!

To all of you Facebookers out there, I say this: if you are going to broadcast my image to your friends and followers, can you share it with me, too?  I’ll explain: First, let’s rewind about 10-15 years. If someone took a photo or video of you, they would at least let you see it before […]

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Give Me the Music

Last night, I had an epiphanic moment. You know, when you suddenly see things in a new way, or receive an answer to a question you’ve been asking yourself.  An epiphany…although I think ‘epiphanic’ is a more arms-spread-wide descriptive word. Ha! I’ve been singing for a long time. So long that it’s hard to remember when being a […]

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We Have Nothing to Fear But…

Debilitating. That’s the adjective often used to describe fear. Yes, fear is debilitating. It weakens you; saps your energy and your power. It makes you worry and stress about imagined negative outcomes that only exist in your mind. The human mind/ego is such a powerful thing. It doesn’t know the difference between real or imagined; […]

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Newness…

I’ve been working on a new album. I’m excited beyond words! Woohoo! Yay! Yay! This is not my first CD, but it’s my first solo album release. It’s not the Dee Stone Band. It’s not Stone/Wright. It’s just me 🙂 Most of the songs were written while I was in Los Angeles. Going out there […]

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Libratard?

So, I’m checking my web stats earlier today and there’s a new submission – a voice coaching request form. This brought a heart flutter to my otherwise ho-hum morning…briefly. It’s not often that I hear from potential students and I’m always excited to speak to someone new who might benefit from my services. Well, this form […]

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Ho, Ho, Ho

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Bleh…I’m not feeling the merry, merry this year. I have no money to buy gifts and no desire to receive any…unless it’s cash, lol. Screw the jingling bells, chestnuts roasting, sleigh rides, and frosty snowmen. Bah, humbug. My children are grown and living their own lives and the ritual of stressful […]

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Got a Cigarette?

Baltimore. They call it “Charm City,” even though you won’t find one iota of charm in this depressing place. Actually the term Charm City was concocted in 1975 by a group of ad executives tasked by the then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer to come up with something to improve the city’s ugly image. Fail. Like many […]

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Am I Anti-Social?

“How to succeed in today’s music business.”  Everyone is touting their advice on winning the social media game.  “Get the key to success!” “Only $189!” Without the means to support these enthusiastic entrepreneurs, most of us just trudge along, doing what we can to piece together a living. As performers, we’re always asking, “How do […]

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I Believe

I am not a religious person…never have been. I think twelve years of Catholic school turned me against any and all forms of religion. Too many memories of bitter, dried up nuns pointing crooked fingers at us, calling us born sinners, and filling our young minds with horrific visions of burning in hell with a […]

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