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Song of Love for Brittany Ann Dawson

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This song was the very first Songs of Love tune that I penned with the help of Carl Alloco and Ruth Antrich. Writing this song for Brittany was easy once I saw her photo. She’s a 16 year old girl with a huge smile, who likes boys and sports. The song was used in a Singalong at Credit Suisse, an Investment Bank in New York City.



First Annual CYBER PR 2008 Holiday Fundraiser

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This holiday season I’m participating in the CYBER PR 2008 Holiday Fundraiser by raising money for The Songs of Love Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens facing tough medical, physical, and emotional challenges, free of charge.

I am inviting you to make a difference in a child’s life by making a donation towards a personalized song. One thing that I like about this charity is that the recording cost of a child’s personalized song is only $250.00, so it doesn’t cost much to create a special healing gift that will bring a smile to a child’s face.

Songs of Love is a charity that I’ve been involved with personally for a few years now. I started out by contributing donations, and holding fundraisers towards songs, and last year I became a songwriter for them as well. I can’t put into words how it feels to write a song for a child, knowing that the song will provide the “medicine of music”. Over this month, I’ll be featuring Songs of Love songs and videos so you’ll get a taste of why I feel so strongly about this organization.

As a thank you I will send you free goodies as a token of my appreciation:

Donation Levels

Silver Tinsel – $10 – $24
Donate between $10 – $24, and I’ll send you a copy of my Front & Center CD and a signed holiday card.

Sparkly Lights – $25 – $49

Donate between $25 – $49, and I’ll send you a copy of my Front & Center CD, a signed holiday card and homemade holiday ornament.

Shining Star – $50 – $99
Donate between $50 – $99, and you’ll get a copy of Front & Center, Supernova, a signed holiday card, and homemade holiday ornament.

Holiday Angel – $100 – $249

Donate between $100 – $250, and you’ll get Front & Center, Supernova, the soon-to-be-released Dirty5 Live EP, a signed holiday card, and homemade holiday ornament.

Santa’s Helper – $250+
Donate $250 or more, and you’ll get my entire CD catalog, the signed holiday card and ornament, AND your name will also appear on the child’s personalized CD.

Kris/Krista Kringle – $1000+
Donate $1000 or more, and you’ll get all of the Santa’s Helper’s goodies, PLUS a live video of a personalized song written just for YOU.

Songs of Love is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, so your donation is also tax-deductible!

ALSO – If you’d like to contribute as part of a group, let me know. After confirmation, each individual donor will get a Santa’s Helper gift pack!

Simply email me proof of your donation by forwarding your confirmation email or send a screen shot as a proof of your donation to moxiemaven64 [AT] gmail [DOT] com, and I will send you your free gift!

Click here to donate to The Songs of Love Foundation.

For our collective efforts I will be rewarded by Cyber PR, a music PR firm that will send me DVDs, books, and audio courses, to help grow my knowledge of the music business. And as always, I will share what I learn here in this blog at Rock Star Life Lessons.

If I raise $2,500 or more I’ll get a complimentary full Cyber PR campaign that will expose my music to thousands of online resources. If I raise $5,000 or more, Mama’s getting a virtual assistant!

Please click here to donate to Songs of Love and have a happy holiday!

Happy Holidays from Rock Star Life Lessons!

Carla Lynne Hall


Founded by John Beltzer, Songs of Love has given over 17,000 children their very own personalized Song of Love. To celebrate the 10,000th Song of Love, 10 year old Matthew McKinnon’s song was created with the help of 15,000 NY Mets fans at Shea Stadium, led by Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath.

Songs of Love Event at Shea Stadium/2008

Win $25 CASH in My First Blog Contest!!!

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Joe's Dollar

To thank all of the readers who have supported and inspired Rock Star Life Lessons’ first year – I’m holding my first blog contest!!!

Here’s your chance to win $25 CASH via PayPal – just in time for the holidays!!!

You have until December 18th 2008 to rack up as many entries to win as you can by performing the “tasks” below. You can make one entry, or you can go wild and enter multiple times. The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win, and I will draw one winner at random (using

How to enter:

* Choose a post from this site that you enjoy and stumble it.

* Post a link to this contest on your own blog (Please put the URL of your post in your comment below).

* Post a link to any one favorite post I’ve written on your own blog. (Again, please put the URL of your post in the comments below.)

* Subscribe to my soon-to-be-launched newsletter, The Soulflower, using the opt-in form below, on the blog’s sidebar, or at

* Leave a comment on this post, letting me know all the ways you’ve entered the contest.

* Eligibility is limited to the US only, 18 years and up

* Deadline is December 18, 2008 at 11:59pm EST; Winner will be notified by email on December 19th. On acceptance of prize, winner will receive $25 via Paypal immediately.

BONUS: If the winner is an indie musician, band, dancer, filmmaker, visual artist, etc, I’ll also feature you in a special post in 2009, including the photo, bio, and link love that I love to give!

And that’s it! So it’s easy as pie to get yourself $25 cash via PayPal.

Remember, this giveaway ends 12/18/08, so enter now!

Photo Info: Dollar Origami from Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
Thomas Hawk on Flickr; Some rights reserved