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CXCW 2012: St Patrick’s Day by John Mayer cover by Carla Lynne Hall

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I didn’t go to South by Southwest this year, but I did attend Couch by Couchwest, the virtual music conference “where the only hipster is you”. As today is St. Patrick’s Day, I chose to do an a capella cover of “St. Patrick’s Day” by John Mayer. The song has nothing to do with being Irish or green beer, but I like it just the same.

From the Couch by Couchwest blog:
CXCW is the slackers alternative to SXSW. During the week of March 11-18, 2012 musicians from around the world submit videos recorded on a couch, porch, bathroom…anywhere but the stage…for our enjoyment from the comfort of our living rooms. We hope to bring together as many people as possible who are stuck home while all their friends are stuck in the crowds of Austin, TX. So crack open a beer, crank up the volume, and enjoy the couch!

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Do What You Love (No Excuses!) – Gary Vaynerchuk

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I found a new site today,, which offered a choice on its home page:

If you weren’t sure what you wanted to do in life, but you’re choosing to stay with your dead-end job, you click the “Sorry” button. If you did acknowledge that you had a passion that you wanted to pursue, you click the “Welcome” button.

So while I know what I want, I couldn’t resist the temptation to see what was behind the “Sorry” button. Well, lo and behold, it was this awesome, inspiring video by Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library fame, known as “Do What You Love (No Excuses!)” I met Gary a couple of years ago, and we also had an email exchange in which he wrote, “Be prepared to do what you love for at least a year before anyone even pays attention, and then you’ll crush it”. I never forgot that.

One of the main reasons I started doing more video blog posts was because of Gary’s now-famous wine tasting video blogs, and I’ll be damned if this video didn’t get me all hot and bothered about doing videos all over again. So, of course, I must share it with you.

Watch it to the end, and listen to what your heart tells you, okay??

Mobile Marketing for Your Music

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Yes, it’s that time again! Here’s my latest video with Ariel Hyatt, my co-author for Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter. In this episode of Ariel’s Sound Advice videos, we’re chatting with Jennings, a singer/songwriter promoting her gigs with her cell phone. Jennings provides her tips, as we listen and learn!

Seeking Marrying Lady Couples for My Music Video!

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Terrie & Linda

In honor of same-sex marriages becoming legal in the state of New York, I’m excited to make a music video for my song “(Beauty) You’re the One for Me”. If you’re planning a wedding, or have footage of your wedding, I would love to include it in my new music video!

This song was originally commissioned for a pair of lady soulmates (outside of NY) who were unable to marry for societal reasons, and the song’s lyrics reflect the sadness and frustration they encountered. Of all the songs that I’ve ever written, “You’re the One for Me” may be one of my most heartfelt. It took me a while to get the song right, but I’m proud of how it came out. Here’s the current version of the song:

You’re the One for Me by Carla Lynne Hall

Now that things have changed in New York, I am excited about rewriting the lyrics to make it the wedding song that I had originally hoped that it would be. And I’d love to have a music video that captures the joy of a wedding. If you’d like your wedding videos included in this music video, please contact me at moxiemaven64 [AT] gmail {DOT} com. Feel free to invite me to your wedding & reception, or submit videos from your wedding. I will have them edited into a tasteful video that we can all be proud of.

Go, New York!

Photo of Linda and Terrie by Fausto Hernandez

Santa Drinks Pepsi On Vacation

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I love this Pepsi commercial. Who knew that Santa could be so gangsta on vacation???

Hungry March Band Plays Highline Park for Make Music NY 2011

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Last, but not least, here’s my Make Music NY 2011 video featuring Hungry March Band. Like last year, I got to be a member in their New Orleans’ style Second Line Parade. And it was FUN!

Visit Make Music NY’s site for more info.

Yoko Ono’s “Secret Piece” Performed for Make Music NY 2011 by Carla Lynne Hall

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Here’s my Make Music NY 2011 video. I’m singing Yoko Ono’s “Secret Piece” for the birds at Central Park. Make Music New York is an annual event where people celebrate the Summer Solstice (June 21st, the first day of summer) by singing all over New York City.

Since I showed up for the 5am sunrise singing, I was fortunate to meet Aaron Friedman, the founder of Make Music New York, so of course I had to interview him! I had known that he was one of the organizers, but he’s actually the FOUNDER of Make Music New York. So the early bird really does get the worm! 😉

Learn more about Make Music New York

This Week’s Carla & Ariel Video: Sending Band Newsletters

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Here’s this week’s Musicians Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter Video from me and Ariel Hyatt!

PS – Happy Birthday, Ariel Hyatt!!!

Twitter Basics – Part 2

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Here’s Part 2 of the Twitter Basics videos created by me and Ariel Hyatt for our new Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter book. Enjoy!

Welcome Video for NOMEX Musician’s Roadmap

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This week is the first week of the Nordic Music Export (NOMEX) Musician’s Roadmap Course for Social Media. The countries represented are Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, and it’s always a pleasure to work with musicians from outside of the US, as I appreciate their perspectives.

Similar to the Music Success in Nine Weeks Mastermind Forum, the Musician’s Roadmap Course is the private online course offered by Ariel Publicity for countries seeking to export their country’s music. As the moderator for this course, I answer questions, handle the day-to-day feedback, share resources, etc.

So this is the course’s Welcome Video with Ariel Hyatt and me. It was actually going fine before I censored myself at the end, but we got a good laugh out of it! 😉

Welcome NOMEX Musicians!