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Post by TheWildManChris2000 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:56 pm

After attending 17 road rallies, since 2001, the spotlight finally chose to shine on me.
I had told someone this year's rally would be my last.
After years of disappointments, up-and-downs, and growing older, and uglier, something happened Sunday night.

The A & R pitch panel was about to start. It struck me suddenly. I hurried around frantically looking for someone with a computer who could burn a YouTube video onto a CD. I found him in a corner, but he had no blank CD's. I ran around and found someone who just happened to have a spare copy blank CD. He burned my song onto it, and I stuck it into one of the 2 boxes. One box was half-full, the other, not even 1/4'th full - which one do you think I put in into, lol?

They picked MY CD, YAYE! THEY played my song BABY PUNCH MY FACE at the 2018 Road Rally, Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018, AND EVERYBODY (and I MEAN EVERYBODY!) LOVED IT!

HERE is the link to the song: https://youtu.be/l9K3jznGxIY

ALL five panelist wanted a copy of my song. There were members in the audiences who piped up and ask, ""WE WANT A COPY TOO!"
The point is, I had this song since 2010 and here it is, just being discovered, 8 years later. Some of you might have the next BIG HIT in your room, on some dusty CD, so DON'T GIVE UP just because it is taking forever to get discovered.
I, uh, kinda forget to put my contact info on the CD.

So what happens next?

ORIGINAL raw edition of BABY Punch My Face
https://youtu.be/eJLGmEm1Ilw

DISCO Edition
https://youtu.be/i4ukc6U0Nd4

VOODOO Remix
https://youtu.be/lMSR-b1_oeA
CLUB rendition of BABY PUNCH MY Face
https://youtu.be/L7o34eIqmtc

A country edition of BABY Punch My Face? A blue-grass edit? What do YOU guys and gals think?

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Post by ShannonM » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 am

BABY PUNCH MY FACE! BABY PUNCH MY FACE! Could not get it out of my head. You really had the crowd going and smiling, also with your impromptu live vocals and fist-pumping. Have to say it was very punk and refreshing way to end the rally.

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Post by Unstar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:30 am

That song is catchy in it's own unique way. I definitely like the "original" the best. Kind of reminds me of something Henry Rollins would do. I would love to crank a proper recording of that jam. Cheers!
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Post by cassmcentee » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:31 am

Congrats Chris!
Your song was the highlight of the Rally for me, put a giant smile on my face!
Keep on keepin' on!
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Post by lholton » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:43 pm

Chris, I was there. The longer it played, the more we all liked it. Great energy. Congratulations!!! :D :D :D :D

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Post by chrismugs » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:43 am

Chris, you had the whole crowd rockin'! way to go man. every so often, on my flight back to the east coast, i kept humming it. super catchy.
LOL! did you see Rob and Ron's faces? they were hella hype. Way to go Chris! thanks for an awesome moment at this year's Rally

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Post by TerrellBurt » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm

Definitely one of the more memorable moments during this year's Road Rally! Glad that I got to witness it. Congrats!

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Post by TheWildManChris2000 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Still haven't heard from any one of the A & R guys, so... Wondering if NOTHING is going to happen. :( :? :(

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Post by Unstar » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:26 pm

I think the rally was only like 2 weeks ago which like the blink of an eye really. That's like 10 or so business days or so. Also, things start getting deferred this time of year. It could probably be months before you hear about anything if there is an opportunity that would be a good fit. Like I've seen everyone saying, I guess just keep writing, submitting, forgetting, and repeating!

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Post by TheWildManChris2000 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Unstar wrote:I think the rally was only like 2 weeks ago which like the blink of an eye really. That's like 10 or so business days or so. Also, things start getting deferred this time of year. It could probably be months before you hear about anything if there is an opportunity that would be a good fit. Like I've seen everyone saying, I guess just keep writing, submitting, forgetting, and repeating!

Cheers !
You REALLY think I will hear from SOMEBODY?!!! :!: :!: :!:
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

I keep thinking maybe they will listen to my song again and, suddenly, it won't sound as good to them as it did in the charged atmosphere of the rally.

I mean, i remember a girl (Dawn Demone, I think. I KNOW her first name was Dawn) who was the lead-singer of a band called "SHE", waaaaaaaay back in 2003. They played her song on the panel, and the entire crowd loved her song. The panelists asked if they could play the second song on her CD, and THEY LOVED IT, and asked to play the third song. After that third song she was a sudden celebrity.

I mean, she was f------ AWESOME, and cute and pretty too - the entire package! WAY cooler than I, with my one song and unhot looks!

Well, here it is, 2018, and I have never heard a song from SHE on TV, the radio, or XM. Did SHE or didn't SHE (get the record deal)?

The Hickenlooper Bros got THEIR song "BUY ME A ROSE" to Kenny Rogers, in 2002, to Kenny Rogers, and it became a #1 hit!

There is now maybe not just a 1/10'ths of 1% chance I will succeed, but maybe 1/10'th of 10% chance for me.!

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