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[11 Oct 2007|09:40pm]


Hey Guys,

Just stopping by briefly to spread the news about some really great guys you might have seen on Projekt Revolution this year.

Catch them on a US tour now with MAYDAY PARADE

Myspace.com/madinalake for all dates and details


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[30 Oct 2006|11:01pm]

Butthole Surfers
1986 - Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis

Moving to Florida
To Parter
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[06 Jun 2006|04:14pm]
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Take two brothers from Russia and two friends with Bengali ancestry, add some inspiration from Nirvana and Tool and the result would be SLANT, the Los Angeles based quartet known for their intricate, melodic sound. Slant's debut album, Athing Line, was released July, 2005, and since, the band has appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, been featured on MTV Desi and are currently touring the Southwest.
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Warped Tour anyone? Get presale tickets! [29 Mar 2006|09:59pm]
Hey! -- I just thought you might want to know that Warped Tour is offering discounted tickets for $20.24 to any show on the 2006 Warped Tour via the online presale! It's cool because you don't have to pay such huge, obnoxious service fees. Just head over to the presale at: http://www.musictoday.com/redirect/bounce.asp?cid=1049 and login with this password: warped06. The lineup is insane: Aiden, NOFX, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack, The Academy Is…, Against Me!, AFI, Anti-Flag, Saves The Day, and a ton more. You also have the option through the presale to purchase a 2 CD, 50 track Vans Warped Tour 2006 Compilation Album at the reduced price of $3.50, and a discounted subscription to Alternative Press Magazine for $10 that will include a special Meet
And Greet Cut Pass that will let you cut to the front of the line to meet the bands at the AP Warped Tour Tent! Prices will increase once the presale ends, so you don't want to miss out on saving a TON of cash and getting awesome extras. The presale ends the day before the public onsales, so get on it!
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MY CPA came to see my band! [20 Feb 2006|03:15pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

I am a singer/songwriter, band member.... creative and basically self-employed. Every year at about this time I used to scramble around in a panic looking for any receipts and estimating mileage for my taxes... well... not really, it was generally in April. After crossing some magic threshold into adulthood (turning 35 or something like that) I started going to one of the "companies" to get my taxes done... you know, instant refunds, etc. I thought it was great. They slammed all the info I gave them into a computer and presto!... a refund in my hot little hands within a few days. That process did put me back a couple of hundred bills each year but in my vast experience, it seemed pretty normal.

SIDE NOTE:(Dave S. ( HTTP://WWW.GOLDRECORDMUSIC.COM ) from our artist development company always tells me musicians have no business sense. Well in this case I will prove him wrong (hehe). I am sharing my 2005 and 2006 very business-like tax experiences to save you some cash and prove that SOME of us creative types do have SOME sort of business accumen.)

I don't know how it came about, but I got into this conversation about getting my taxes done. You know, my annual experience of waiting until the last minute, paying about $300, and getting a check within a few days. Upon recommendation, I went to a CPA. YES, CPA, certified public accountant... and NO, CPA doesn't HAVE to be expensive. FYI... it was NOT like a visit to the dentist. Last year and last week, my tax preparation cost me LESS than half of what I had paid at that place you see all the tv commercials about. Another cool thing? I got more money back because the CPA UNDERSTOOD how to find deductions for us self-employed, musical, creative types. What I learned is that MOST people are NOT self-employed, (even on a part-time basis) so it may be a good idea to see a tax expert so you can get the most back from Uncle Sam. Some people don't realize that you can deduct things like the cost of stage clothing, mileage to and from shows, office supplies like paper and printer ink, guitar strings, stage props, batteries, sound costs, your web cost, etc.

The ONLY down side to using my CPA is that I had to a couple of weeks to get my refund check back. (The CPA explained to me that she didn't offer instant refunds because she felt it cost the customer so much.) In the end, my visit to my CPA cost me $100.00 (1/3 of what I used to pay). I'll be getting my refund in about a week now and I have the peace of mind of knowing that I'm probably not going to set off any red flags that might cause an audit or something and that I am getting the full benefit of all of my deductible expenses (us musicians have more than you would think).

This is NOT a commercial but I have had a VERY good experience with using a CPA. I suppose I could do my own taxes to save money (yeah right) but that won't happen and what does it matter as I'm not paying through the nose anymore at one of those franchised places. From my experience, I would recommend that you don't put off your taxes this year, that you stay away from those heavily advertised places (guess who's paying for that advertising), and that you call a good CPA. Just try it once.

If you are in the Akron/Canton/Cleveland area, call Sue Comko at(330) 940-3950 or if you live out of state, email her at sacomko@yahoo.com. She's got my business for life. And it's painless... I promise.

PS... she REALLY DID come out and see my band!

Julie Johnson- AH HAH!


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[25 Jan 2006|11:25am]

Does anyone know who directed Matchbook Romance's new video 'Monsters'? I can't stop watching it!!!!
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to all the rockbands and true rock fans... [15 Oct 2005|04:31pm]

any one trying to break into the music business and make money...

check out the site...


on the bottom of the site is a commercial check it out...

this site will give you the chance to become a part of the music...check out the site hit the commercial on the bottom and ill let you know how bands...regulars fans...any one...can make money from digital downloads...

all the bands out there if your music is already on my site...well you can get your own site...sell your music get paid and everyone elses music at the same time...

and if you bands music is not on the site...we are setting up the platform so you may put your music on the site sell your music and everyone elses music...

time to build a music community where we can make money...

check out the site and reply to me about it...

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Get in on the burn... [11 Oct 2005|07:56pm]

[ mood | lets get in on the burn.. ]

any one looking to get into the music industry...reply back to me...

the new music phenoms....
check out the site...get your own site sell millions of music and get the same kick back that music companies get...

you can sell your favorite bands music make some money...
on the website is a commercial on the bottom tells you how to you can sell your favorite bands music...
check it out...support your band in a major way...

all bands looking to sell their music and make jus as much money as your label reply and ill get you the info...

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music is my passion...im all about it... [09 Oct 2005|01:52am]

[ mood | yeah ]


for all the music lovers who cant find some good music...check it out...

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[29 Jul 2005|03:52pm]

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Have you guys read this book. so awesome!
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wtf? [11 Jul 2005|11:24pm]
[ mood | angry ]

can I just comment on Good Charlotte? Now I have to admit I have loved them since I was 12, but they are no longer even remotely rock! They are sold out pop artists and quite frankly I am disgusted!!! Its fucken shite! Now has anyone heard of grinspoon? the bravery, shihda...that is rock! Fully fledged rock. I'm from Aus and I guarentee we know rock! Does anyone share my view on gd charlotte simple plan etc.?

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[01 Jul 2005|05:23pm]


first game in progress! no need to join, just add namethatalbum to your friends list :)
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*waves* [09 Jun 2005|02:10am]

[ mood | blah ]

Hey kids...I'm new to this community. Um...I love the show and I'll promote if you want. I'm a chick. Fifteen. I live in the States. Right now it's 2:13am. I love long walks on the beach in the moonlight, reading and rocking out. I have brown hair and green eyes...haha! I just kid...even though all that's true, but you get my point. ...um...yeah...that's about it. Peace.

-Broken Dreams-

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[30 May 2005|11:48pm]


If you  hate American Idiot


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[19 May 2005|01:44pm]

does anyone know how to make a friends only sign? comment my journal
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[09 May 2005|01:11am]

how bout that rock eh?
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Hey [02 Apr 2005|07:27pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi everyone I'm new, My names Ashley.

The show needs to come back. I loved it so much. I love Benji!!!! I went to a show of theirs last year which was awesome. I really like GC, Green Day, MCR, Blink 182, Atreyu, and so many more.

If anyone wants to tell me about some other really good bands that would be great.

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yo [02 Apr 2005|07:16pm]

[ mood | bored as hell ]

hey everyone im new here so whats up? my name is jamie and im 15 from ny

i love all things rock i even used to tape it when benji and joel hosted it. i have like 5 tapes full of them. haha. i love rock/punk/'pop rock' or 'pop-punk' music.

well leave me one..

peace jamie

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[01 Apr 2005|08:47pm]


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sigh. [09 Mar 2005|07:51pm]

someone make this show come back on. i'll give you a dollar.
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