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Michael Hartman and the Appendages


This man can sing… his voice will shake you to your soul.  Check out Slender Thread… it’s one gorgeous song… he has many, and they are all types of music.  Surprise yourself, give it a try!

Phenomenal music.

 

Click HERE!!!

You can also check him on iTunes!

And you can find him here!  On WordPress!

AND….on Last FM!

Michael Jon Hartman has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. His passion for music is evident in the songs that have materialized. He has devoted his time to becoming very apt at many instruments! All of the instrumentation and vocals on his albums are done by him, with an occasional guest appearance of other great musicians in his same league. He has an addictive way of producing the material as well, from the smooth sounds of “Sister Jean”, to the raw and edgy “The Third Disguise”, his approach is unique and in a class of its own. Hartman has gone way over the top with this latest collection of new songs. The diversity of music is staggering! From blues, to rock, to country, to something I can’t really describe. Lyrically, the songs have strong intent as well as humor. “The new release, “A Different Kind Of Normal” is a fabulous collection of songs. The album has beautiful ballads, the quirky “It‘s Cool” is fun, and the “One Sided Love” is an interesting departure! An eclectic compilation of great songs that lead you down a somewhat twisted path. 13 songs that will entertain, and stick in your brain! Over all, a great listen!! You’ll be hooked on Michael and these new songs for a long time!”

The exceptionally talented and experienced veteran vocalist/musician, Michael Jon Hartman, releases a new CD, “A Different Kind Of Normal,” that is bursting with captivating Pop/Rock flavor. Michael, a former Appendage, knows just what it takes to draw out elaborately textured arrangements and his achievement of this is with his proficiency as a vocalist and guitar playing being authentic about its sound while implementing a classy and stylish vivacity. Michael Jon lets the onlookers be enthralled by the lively rhythmic musical beats, tuneful melodies, and remarkable harmonies on this entire Album. The title track, “A Different Kind Of Normal,” is rock filled and striking as the vocal and guitar sounds compellingly blend together. “Experience,” is electrifying as the hard-hitting synthesizer playing by Mark Hoevet intensifies the song to the uncompromising tonality of the lyrics. The smooth vocals on, “Sister Jean,” are inspirational and elevating. Fans of Todd Rundgren, Paul McCartney, or Robert Palmer will truly be grateful for the impressive Rock and Pop qualities that this album has to offer. Mark A. Forrest, Maftrust Inter Vivos

Michael has been writing songs for over 25 years, and has experimented with many genres. As a solo artist, he plays all the instruments and sings all the vocals on his recordings. “The Power of Love” is a song that speaks of the emotional and social damage to the American mind set since the tragedy of 9/11. The groove of the song is designed to make an enjoyable listen for a subject that is not easy to talk about. The lyrics were co-written with Debbie Frederick, and lead to the ultimate conclusion that love is the answer. If we all pull together, we can heal the damage that has been done, and forge a brighter, stronger future for ourselves and future generations. Overly utopian? Maybe…but still the ultimate solution.

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What’s that you say?  You want to hear some great music?

Well, come on over! and visit Richie on Reverbnation!!

And he’s not just a pretty face, he’s also a wonderful person and his music is rocking!!!!!  Oh yes, rocking! 🙂 xox

New Keyboard!


I’m having so much fun with this!

I played as a child, on my Uncle’s keyboard… I learned by ear.  I always got so lost in it, for long periods of time.

So I mentioned this to my friend and he had a keyboard he wasn’t using!  I love it!  I’ve been plonking on it since it landed here..and in fact, it sits on my desk between my computer keyboard and I.  lol  It’s funny that I keep trying to type on the music keyboard!!  lol  It’s an older keyboard, but has lots of fancy buttons and gadgets..and it works.  🙂  I can make 100 different sounds…so let’s hope I learn to play it well!  Ha ha!

Anyway!  I discovered a wonderful site to learn some basics from and I’m totally amazed that it’s just like guitar. lol  I mean, it’s music theory and that’s the same..but I’m seeing the correlation between the keyboard music and that guitar.. I think this is going to really strengthen my guitar knowledge.  For the record, I’m still NOT learning House of the Rising Sun!  lol  I refuse!

So… here’s the link for the wonderful site that’s helping me! Play Piano By Chords

And here’s the picture of my new baby!

 

My New Baby!

My New Baby!

So Much Talent!


This internet business is great fun!  I’ve found some amazingly talented people out there… I’m loving it!  So I thought I’d share some of my new goodies with you all here in cyberland. 🙂

Richie!!!

 

 

Blizz of Rock
Blizz of Rock

 


it’s an online radio, with a chat room.  They have a schedule posted so you can see when the DJs are on… I do the Saturday night chat with Holly…she’s amazing!  CLICK HERE.


Then we have CARBIDE.  He creates his music on a computer.  I love the music, especially his last one – The Last Soldier.  CLICK HERE to go to his blog… where you can find links to his wonderful music!  OR you can CLICK HERE to go to his MySpace!!

Next up, we have Nick Walsh..Known him since he was a kid..but he’s no child now!  lol  He sings and he’s got a phenomenal voice!  If you love the heavy rock n roll, it’s a must hear!

 

 

Nick Walsh
Nick Walsh

 


You can find his website by CLICKING HERE.

And along the same lines…. another friend of mine, Hellen, has a lovely boyfriend who absolutely whales the tar out of a guitar… hey, that rhymes..maybe I should write songs.  LOL  You can find him, Rick Plester, by CLICKING HERE!  Wicked player!  In his own words?  He PLAYS  F$$$ING ROCK GUITAR!!  And congrats to the happy couple!  They got engaged today!!  Love that!  They’re so cute together!

 

 

Rick Plester 

Rick Plester

Rick Plester

 

Now then…we can’t forget my son.  lol  Kris – he plays electric guitar.  He’s only had it about two years – maybe three now…same time as I’ve had my acoustic and he can PLAY!  Seriously!  CLICK HERE to have a wee listen!  Way to go son!!! xoxo

 

 

Kris
Kris

 

 

Now we can move along to Isolysis…. wonderful music!  I found them on facebook and they’re terrific!  CLICK HERE to have a listen!  They do metal rock…. but they aren’t as harsh to listen to as some… I love their sound!

 

 

Isolysis
Isolysis

 

Sanz Moniker!  CLICK HERE to have a listen, they are on myspace.  🙂   Sort of a softer rock. 🙂  Still considered rock, I think…but I find them relatively softer. 🙂

Sanz Moniker

Sanz Moniker

 

Blue Man Group


Ever heard of them?  lol  They are simply wonderful!  They are a group of musicians with blue faces and hands…. and they drum on things.  They use a lot of color and some very interesting objects!  And they have a wicked sense of humor!   Definitely a MUST SEE!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ytn66X4ZI&NR=1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRDbpWD75UY&mode=related&search=

Scouting for Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song


Every night I remember that event
The way you looked when you said you were leaving
The way you cried as you turned to walk away
The cruel words and the false accusations
The mean looks and the same old frustrations
I never thought that we’d throw it all away
But we threw it all away.

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
And I’m a little bit lost without you
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (oooooh)
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (ooooh)

I’ve been lost, I’ve been losing
I’ve been tired, I’m all hurt and confusion
I’ve been mad, I’m the kind of man that I’m not
I’m going down, I’ll be coming back fighting
I may be scared and a little bit frightened
But I’ll be back, I’ll be coming back to life
I’ll be coming back to life

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
And I’m a little bit lost without you
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (oooooh)
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (ooooh)

Whoooo
And you can try (you can try)
And you can try but you’ll never keep me down
And you can try (you can try)
And you can try but you’ll never keep me down

La la la la la la la
(I wont be lost, I wont be down)

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye

It’s alright (It’s alright) cause you can try but you’ll never keep me down
It’s alright (It’s alright) I may be lost but you’ll never keep me down
You can try (you can try) you can try but you’ll never keep me down
You cant try (you can try) I know I’m lost but I’m waiting to be found
you’ll never keep me down
you’ll never keep me down
never keep me down

Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts


Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts

No I can’t take one more step towards you
Cause all that’s waiting is regret
And don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are

I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are

And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I would have missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back
You don’t get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

Who do you think you are
Who do you think you are
Who do you think you are


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