Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Making It Big... NOT ME!

I guess everyone who applied (unsuccesfully) is having salt poured into their wounds... an email received from the Making It Big show's producers:

  • Hello,The Singer Songwriter episode of the TV series Making It Big premieres in Canada! The episode debuts Monday, February 5 at 8pm & 11pm EST (5pm & 8pm PST) on the Life Network. The show repeats the following Friday at 6pm EST(3pm PST) and Sunday at 12pm EST (9am PST).Three up-and-coming singer songwriters selected from across North America vie for the chance to be mentored by artist and producer Meredith Brooks. EMI Publishing and A&R executives decide who will earn the career break of a lifetime. Please forward this information on to anyone you like across Canada!Thanks!The MIB Team

I'll be watching to see what I missed participating in... :(

Christmas Tidings...

While personal matters meant this wasn't the greatest Christmas for my parents and brothers (it's always a joy for my daughter though, she's so young and full of wonder at Christmas), I did just want to keep this blog going and update on the status of some great Christmas presents courtesy of my ever-loving supportive wife:

So, I've definitely been spoiled (thank you sweetie) and will now have no excuse not to record/produce some decent demos...

Ci vedimes and Happiest of New Years!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

TSA in 2007!

Well, I followed up on seeking out a membership in the Toronto Songwriters Association. Its next meeting is January 12/07, but it is being reserved for current members and their families. Marc Belanger of TSA very kindly emailed me to invite me to the February meeting as a guest and I'll follow up with that after TSA's January meeting... He also added these very kind and encouraging words (presumably after viewing this very blog and perhaps my other sites):

  • Thanks for contacting us. Your enthusiasm for songwriting is a joy to behold, and I hope we’ll see you at the February meeting.

It's very rewarding to have that sort of feedback... I hope it's the same after I've played the group one of my songs! :-)

Ci vedimes...

Friday, December 15, 2006

Date with a Demo!

Well, I attended Date with a Demo (a SAC event) last night and heard some pretty cool stuff from about 11 other Toronto-area songwriters. The panelists were Haydain Neale and Greg Johnstone. They had some great insight into people's material... unfortunately, not mine...

TIP: Don't record you CD-Audio onto a CD-RW disc...

Other than that, it was nice to hear back from Kim Boyce about the Original Sundays events...

She's very nice as you can see from her inviting email:

  • hi lorenzo
    nice to "meet" you.
    what can i tell you about original started at the end of
    october. each week mike ewing and i do a set and then there's a set by a
    featured guest. however, i'm starting to open it up a bit to a shorter
    guest set sometimes as well. it runs from 2 - 4 each sunday, altho i'm
    taking a couple weeks off at christmas.
    the woodhouse is at bloor and runnymede, just west of chapters.
    i'm attaching the current flyer.
    why don't you come by and check it out and say hello?

I will be doing just that come the new year!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

More Local Links!

Well, this is very exciting as following up on the previous post (the Guardian article about Kim Boyce) led me to two sites I didn't know existed:

The Toronto Songwriters Association and Songwriters Unite! I will definitely be looking into these two groups to see if I can "fit in" with my material.

Ci vedimes...

Original Sundays

Nice article in the local paper (Etobicoke Guardian) about a local high school English teacher, Kim Boyce, who runs an "Original Sundays" event every Sunday at a local pub, the Woodhouse Lounge... local songwriters get up and do their thing... I've emailed and asked for some info and maybe Jeffie and I can try it out in the new year...

Check out Kim's myspace site... she's very good!

Monday, December 04, 2006

SAC Regional Songwriters Workgroup #3

Well, Saturday December 2 was my third attendance at the Workgroup at Michelle's Restaurant in Toronto (Weston & Lawrence). I played Help Me Heal My Soul (as referenced in my previous post) and received some positive feedback. I'm looking at working up to a "Date with a Demo" event through SAC and I'll put the results on-line here after I attend one of them (coming up on December 14/06).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Help Me Heal My Soul

Here's a new song I wrote for the SAC Regional Songwriters' Workgroup I'll be attending tomorrow. You'll find the lyrics below in a previous post. I changed the melody to those lyrics (originally written to the tune of Bob Dylan's To Make You Feel My Love). Have a listen to it by clicking on the song title: Help Me Heal My Soul.

Drop a note to tell me what you think...

Friday, November 17, 2006


So I've joined the MySpace community. My URL is similar to this blog:

Pay a visit and listen to a couple of tunes there... If I can ever figure out how to co-publish this blog with the myspace blog, I'll join the two up...

Onward and upward...


Well, after some hunting down, I was able to get a new laptop. I chose the Acer Aspire 5112 WLMi. Fairly sweet specs on this model that I picked up from

Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005; AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 (2x256KB L2 cache, 1.6GHz); 2GB (1/1) DDR SDRAM; 160GB hard drive; integrated Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM); 5-in-1 card reader; 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800), Acer® CrystalBrite Technology; ATI® Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics; 802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem; Acer® OrbiCam camera

I'll have the free upgrade to Vista too... I have to find the silver lining here since I'll be starting all my songs off from scratch! I've basically reinstalled everything and I'll be getting ready to record again soon...

Wish me well and ci vedimes...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

SAC Regional Songwriters Workgroup #2

I attended my second SAC Regional Songwriters Workgroup on Saturday. Our assignment was to take a published/performed song and change the lyrics to match the syllables of the original song, and the mood of the melody. I chose Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" as performed by Billy Joel.

Here are my lyrics changing those of Dylan's to "Help Me Heal My Soul":

I feel my pains grow from this broken back
Exposed for all to see the strength I lack
But I know you’ve a certain tact
Please help me heal my soul

I’ve been searching where it’s dark and deep
Free of light you’d think that I could sleep
But all this mystery’s just too hard to keep
Please help me heal my soul

I’m sure that you have better things to do
And I would never place no blame
If you could spare me just an hour or two
I’ll keep on talking all the same

I lost all hope before I lost my face
I’m so reluctant just to state my case
If you could save me just a little space
Please help me heal my soul

The sidewalks crack beneath my fumbling feet
As I come softly to your gate
Before I just keep walking down your street
Before your remedy’s too late

Might you spare another hour or three?
To keep me company in my misery
I know how temperate that you can be
Please help me heal my soul

In your hands I found the cure I seek
You’ve helped me heal my soul
I was again complimented on my singing (which still throws me for a loop) and everyone liked the lyrics. Liana, our group leader, thought it was too "perfect" (I have to email her to find out what that means) in that it captured the same mood as the original. One of the parts of the homework, however, was to match the lyrical mood with the melody, so I'll take that as a good thing...
Ci vedimes...

No Laptop A-coming!

Maybe not this week anyway... the Acer model I ordered is on back-order (even though Tigerdirect's website said they had them in stock and would ship in 24 hrs). I cancelled that order and am looking to buy from a local Acer dealer to get it this week... keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New Laptop a-coming...

Well, I've started the claims process (though I'm still waiting to hear back from the adjuster). I've ordered a new Acer laptop to replace the stolen one, but I won't see it until next week. So I'm giving myself until next weekend to get back into the groove... (although, I'll still go to my SAC seminar on Saturday).

On the lighter side, Toronto Police Services called me yesterday... sent my heart aflutter for a sec as I thought maybe they had actually retrieved my laptop. No, some officer saw my name in a directory and was calling 'cos he was hoping I new some family law lawyer with the same last name...

Ci vedimes...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Oh the AGONY!!

My Endeavor to be a Published Songwriter has hit a huge snag... I returned from a business trip earlier this week and parked my car in my montly parking spot. I had my personal laptop in the trunk covered by my suit bag draped across it and my luggage...

Lo and behold, about 90 minutes later, I returned to the car and found my back driver's side window smashed and my laptop stolen! ARGHHH!

I've dealt with the insurance, police, property manager... I'm hoping my serial # pops up in a local pawn shop (police run them regularly), but I'm not holding my breath...

Until I'm up and running again with a new laptop, this will "suspend" my endeavour...


Friday, October 20, 2006

Making It Big... NOT!

A while back, I sent in an application to be on a Life Network TV Show called Making It Big by Force Four Entertainment.


Thank you very much for your application for the Singer/songwriter Episode of Making It Big. As you can imagine, we received many submissions for the show and unfortunately you were not one of the final three selected.

We wish you all the best as you continue your career, and we hope you'll keep an eye out for Making It Big when it returns for its second season in the fall.

Best regards,

The Making It Big Team

Who knows? Maybe next time... until then, I'll keep plugging away...

Move Your Music Forward

I attended an event put on by Roland Canada on the release of Cakewalk Sonar 6. There were about twenty of us at Moog Audio on Queen Street west of Spadina to hear Jeff from Roland go through all the new features in Sonar 6 (audiosnap is pretty cool). Here's what the event was advertised as:

  • Experience an interactive look at Cakewalk's SONAR 6 Producer Edition audio production software. From inspiration to masterpiece faster than ever before, Sonar 6 Producer Edition is the new definitive choice for audio production. EDIROL / SONAR Specialist Jeffery Lyon will guide you through SONAR 6 Producer Edition’s incredible new features and find the right EDIROL interface for you. 'Factory Authorized' clinic specials on EDIROL products.

I'll definitely be taking a look at this product (well, maybe the Studio edition).

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Jam Session #5

Well, Jeffie and I got together last night for a jam session. Jeff picked some very cool leads and alternating rhythm guitar parts to my simple layout for one song we worked on (She's My Favourite Place). I'll loop some of the leads and lay down some vocals and bass to complete it...

I also had worked on Jeff's song "Hanging On". I added a cello part that I think Jeff really liked. He said I should post it for some feedback, and I'll think I'll do just that on Mues Muse (with Jeff's permission, of course).

Monday, October 16, 2006

Home Made Hit Show #46

Well, I'm on an internet radio show and that's very cool (with some nice reviews). You may remember my entry of Lovers' Limbo in the Muses' Muse contest that didn't rank. But you should check out Episode 46 at Home Made Hit Show. Great concept for a podcast, and great songs!

I've also gotten some nice feedback from listeners on the show's forum site. Some of the comments include:

  • I really like the sound of this, especially that acoustic guitar.
  • Good concept for a song. Who doesn't love a good acoustic ditty involving a
    love triangle? Keep it up fellas!
  • Nice vocal presentation. Well played guitars. Well written lyrics. Nothing
    shallow here. Good song. Well done.
  • I like the conversational style to the lyrics, if that’s the right way to
    describe it. The whole song has a personal feel and I could see it working
    well live. Good work
So that's a nice way to start the week!

    Saturday, October 07, 2006

    SAC Regional Songwriters Workgroup

    So, I joined SAC yesterday and today was a Regional Songwriters group headed by a local singer/songwriter, Liana Di Marco. I think it'll be good for me to do some exercises and see the "craft" in my songs. It's going to be the first Saturday of every month.

    There were about eight of us there this week with various backgrounds. We spent the first hour discussing songwriting in general, and the second hour performing our songs (if we wanted). I wasn't going to do it... but I co
    uldn't help pick up the Liana's guitar and sing ...Like the Wind. I'm going to record that one soon. But, in one exercise I had written a story about Johnny B. Goode, which has a train image in it, which just reminded me of my song that had a train engine feel to it... people responded well and even said I can sing! I think they're just being polite.

    Friday, October 06, 2006


    Well, no jam this week (I was in Sudbury for work).

    Jeffie and I attended the Toronto Music Expo. It was pretty good. The first class I took on digital audio wasn't that great, but I really enjoyed my second seminar on songwriting. The panel included Haydain Neale (of jacksoul), Rob Lopata, Adam Messinger and Adam Alexander.

    I've joined up with the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC). $100 for two years... may as well give it a shot and see if it leads to a published song or two...

    Friday, September 29, 2006

    Not in Limbo anymore...

    Well, I didn't register in the top 5 for the 2+2 competition... One poster and voter, zmulls, graciously had me for his number two... I've read some of his lyrics on his website and I like them (my kind of style...). I asked fabkebab to break my scores down for me... what the hell, I'm a glutton for punishment...

    Anyway, I received a total of 9 points (1st place got 57 points, down to 13 points for fifth place), with one 1st place vote, a 2nd place and a 3rd place vote. The results:

    • 1st RLD - She Just Wants Me (57 points)
    • 2nd ktownwrytr - Little girl gone (34 points)
    • 3rd Brina/grandpa - Dont let morning come (29 points)
    • 4th Fancy/Corinne - Almost over (17 points)
    • 5th marty g - how I feel (13 points)

    What can you do but keep trying?

    Thursday, September 28, 2006

    Jam Session #4

    Jeff and I got together last night for another jam session... Instead of fixing up Feel Like A.... (which I've been neglecting to do), I played him my WIP - She's My Favourite Place... and we laid down a couple of tracks for a song Jeffie penned (Hanging On). I'm going to add a bass line to his song and he's going to add a lead to mine and hopefully we can wrap those up next week...

    Ci vedimes...

    Intro to Songwriting Class - Cancelled

    I just realized I didn't document my signing up for an intro to songwriting class that had been offered by the local school board. It was to be on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, a couple of hourse each of those nights. But I guess the interest wasn't there and it's been cancelled...

    Is this a sign? Ci vedimes...

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006

    Voting for the 2 + 2

    Well, I couldn't vote for myself (shame), but I completed voting on the songs in the competition:
    • AMereHobbyist - Smokey the Cat (2+1)
    • Mikey2 - Colors Of The Mood
    • renz - Lovers Limbo
    • Merlin - Find yourself a paradise
    • marty g - how I feel
    • reprise - this is real
    • Brina/grandpa - Dont let morning come
    • Smile/NanaimoB - If heaven were my canvas
    • RLD - She just wants me
    • NigeQ/Len - Piranha Lover
    • Fancy/Corinne - Almost over
    • ktownwrytr - Little girl gone

    I'll let you know how I did come Thursday...

    As for my recording, I laid down some drums and guitars for She's My Favourite Place... hope to place a link up to that soon when it's finished.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Lovers' Limbo

    Well, no jam session tonite as Jeffie wasn't up for it... I will sit down and record something instead.

    I did enter Lovers' Limbo into MusesMuse 2+2 contest (2 instruments/2 vocals max). You can find the competition here. Why don't you go listen and vote for me...

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    TMX: Toronto Music Expo

    Well, I'm registered for the TMX for October 1, 2006. I've booked a couple of seminars:

    An Introduction to Computer Recording from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., advertised as follows:

    Confused by the technological jargon thrown around by advanced recording artists and engineers? Want to know the basics to demystify the magic surrounding the production of music and recording? All will be unveiled and you'll walk away with a bag of tricks to work your song into a masterpiece.

    Songwriting in the New Millennium from 2:30p.m. - 4 p.m., advertised as follows:

    From making songwriting demos with technical tools in the studio to bringing those songs to the artists who perform them. Don't miss this exciting panel of songwriting/production experts talk about their methods to creating the hits and bringing them to the world.

    Haydain Neale, leadsinger for
    jacksoul, is going to be the moderator of this one. I'm looking forward to it.

    Feist eBay Auction #4 (email from winning bidder)

    Well, robins9944 emailed me back... it was nice to hear from someone enthusiastic about this opportunity:

    Thanks for the congratulations. Sorry that by me winning you had to lose. I'm a big Feist fan and it's been a lifelong dream of mine to sing on a concert stage. I've been taking singing lessons for a few years. I'm not sure when the concert will happen,sometime in 2007. I too live in Toronto so I'll pick one of her Toronto dates when I find out what they are. Thanks for the email and good wishes. Robin

    Good Luck to you Robin! I hope to check you out at that concert!

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Feel Like A... scotch, neat, double (on the)

    Well, the Feel Like A... posts on MusesMuse have been quite critical of my producing attempts and the length of Feel Like A... One critic wrote, and I would agree:

    as far as songcraft is concerned, though, i do think the hook is definitely there and salvagable. in fact, i like the melody throughout and the prechorus is a nice set up. i like the bridge, too. one thing i must say is that the guitar solo is very weak and way too long. if yo ulook at the structure of the tune next to the clock, the solo comes in at 1:30 and the bridge (which i really dug) hits at 2 minutes - and the song is almost five minutes long. you return to the verse after the bridge, which is a cool thing to do, but not to cycle through the whole thing again, like you did. ..........and then another guitar solo section at 3 mins!? you're getting way too into your own tune, man. you've lost your listener at this point. he's gone.
    But cool of cool, it was very nice of one poster, fabkebab (deadmanscorner on his Soundclick site) to say the following:

    Hi there Renz -
    I listened to this a couple of times - I am quite a fan of yours, based on your two competition entries a while back (Butterfly and Lovers Limbo - I downloaded them both!!) -
    This song is in the same vein/style, but you are clearly trying to step up a notch and arrange a full band song, whereas those two songs I mentioned were layered acoustics (presumably building off the rythm of the main guitar part) -

    I have dabbled with trying to sound a bit more "complete" in my arrangements too, and it takes a while to make something sound good (learning to play different instruments, and trying to play to a new rythmic pattern - drums instead of guitar) - In this case I think your song sounds tightest in the solo sections-
    perhaps you could try recording the rythm guitar along with the drum, then play your bass etc to match the guitar - then drop the guitar out at the end if you dont like it

    Anwyay, interesting to hear you try something new; good luck with it - dont assume that you have to though - those two other songs are excellent and something I listen to regularly

    Thursday, September 14, 2006

    Jam Session #3

    So, Jam Session #3 happened... we laid down some vocals to Feel Like A... (but I had to re-do them tonite). Jeff had picked a very good lead before, and he picked a new one for the Bridge instrumental (well, an old one that we used last year). Jeffie mentioned how the song was being "built", how we were adding "layers". I think that's cool... I've written the songs, and they've always been complete in my head... now I just have to "layer" them for others to hear them the way I do.

    I'm a glutton for punishment, so I've once again posted a song of mine on the messageboard at MusesMuse. That's where you'll find critiques of the song, and this is where you can find Feel Like A... on my Soundclick site...

    Ciao for now and ci vedimes...

    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Jam Session #2

    So Jeff and I were jamming again last night. It was very productive... Jeff has a great ear and picked out a nice solo for Feel Like A... I'm going to re-do the guitar rhythm riff for the song... we both liked the drums I've put in for the tune and the basic bass riff, which I'll perfect and loop into it... then Jeff can add his solo and we can hopefully do vocals next week... stay "tuned" for the completed tune...

    Wednesday, September 06, 2006

    The criticism comes...

    I posted Prelude to the Fall (see link from previous blog post) on Muses Muse for some feedback. Here's where to find the forum topic where you can see fellow songwriters critique the song. It's an arduous process, but the criticisms are fair... I have to get better at producing the songs... at putting what's in my head (the BIG sound) down into the computer and mixing it all up well.

    My wife and I were watching Rock Star: Supernova last night and I missed Dilana's original tune (although I've since watched it on the website, it's called 'Supersoul'), but my wife said one of the criticisms against her was her song was too literal. My wife was in no way being subtle at hinting that my songs are also too literal. From the performance recap page of the show's website, Gilby is said to have thought that the song's lyric was "unimaginative".

    Visit my Soundclick site (links on the sideboard) and tell me if you agree with my wife... I do and I don't... but I don't think I'm unimaginative, and regardless, sometimes a song needs to be literal.

    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    The Prelude to the Fall

    So, I worked on a couple of songs over the weekend... I've posted a new song (The Prelude to the Fall) on my Soundclick site. I also worked on Feel Like A... with drums and bass for my jam with Jeff tomorrow nite...

    Slowly but surely...

    Thursday, August 31, 2006

    Jam Session #1

    Okay, so Jeff Russo and I jammed a bit last night. I showed him my laptop set-up with Sonar and the MobilePre USB sound card. Jeff just received a Roland E-600 electric keyboard. We fooled around a bit showing what our respective wares' potential is (mine for recording, Jeff's for live performances) and decided to try to tackle a song a week. Since we found some cool drum loops for one of my songs (Feel Like A...), we're going to work on that for next week. My homework is to lay the drum loops, rhythm guitar and bass, then Jeff can add a lead and vocals next week. I hope to be posting a link to that song in the near future...

    My other homework is to try and figure out if I can save the digital audio to MIDI format for uploading into the Roland for live performances (to have drums/bass/piano back-up). I'm also going to look for a MIDI to USB cable for hooking up the Roland to the laptop for recording and/or transferring purposes. M-Audio makes the Uno, which is probably the way I'll go...

    A plug for my buddy Jeff btw... He owns a business (The Edge Fitness Business Consulting) and you can see and read about him and his company at that link.

    FYI, no reply from robins9944... would've liked to attend that Feist concert...

    Tuesday, August 29, 2006

    Feist eBay Auction #3 (email to winning bidder)

    I've emailed the successful bidder (robins9944) through eBay's messaging system... I hope she responds, and here's my email:

    Hi, I was the unsuccessful bidder on the Feist auction. Congrats, by the way! I had gotten very excited when I received a Second Chance offer, but it was just a phishing scam... so I'm glad that I contacted the vendor who assured me you were following through with the auction.

    Anyway, I'm an unpublished songwriter and I'd love to know when the actual dream will take place, if just to participate vicariously by attending the concert and seeing you on stage... If this is an intrusion, I apologize... but if you don't mind sharing the dream (by that I mean, just attending the concert), please email me back and let me know when the big day will arrive!

    Break a leg! (in the show business sense)

    Lorenzo (from Toronto)

    Feist eBay Auction #2 (Be careful what you wish for)

    Well, a word to the wise... be CAREFUL with Second Chance offers on eBay. I missed out on the Feist auction and felt sad about it (my previous post). Then, lo and behold, I received a Second Chance offer 6 days later... but wait, then I received a second Second Chance offer... I sent these off to and, yes, as I suspected, they were not authentic... In the meantime, I had also emailed the vendor (Feist's friend I presume) who advised that the winning bidder was a true bidder: "she honestly really really wanted to win the auction. she has been, apparently, taking singing lessons for years and has always dreamed of singing on stage. i didn't know her, but i've corresponded with her a bit since the auction closed and i can assure you she just wanted to win the damn thing." Well, good for her! I wish her all the best and I'm sure she'll do great...

    I think I'm going to contact her (the winning bidder) and see if she can keep me up to date on when she's going to perform... maybe I'll go and think... 'ah, there but for the grace of God, go I'...

    Tuesday, August 22, 2006

    Feist eBay Auction

    Well, I lost out on bidding for a chance to have Feist sing one of my songs at her concerts. This was auctioned off on eBay and I went up to $2,267.67 USD. Winning bid was $2,311.67. What kind of loser am I to miss out by $50.00?

    My wife said I was just trying to do it (get my songs out there) the easy way. I don't know what's so easy about that... but, what the hell, I signed up for a songwriting course through the local school board... don't know what I'll learn, but part of the syllabus is the "business" of songs, so maybe I'll find out something about publishing.

    Also, may plans with my buddy Jeff to start regular jams... I'm looking forward to strumming my guitars and trying to record them. Onward and upward...

    Saturday, August 12, 2006


    I've been on vacation... fooling around with a few drum loops in Sonar to see how they work and playing the guitar most nights (revisiting the old tunes). Having a great time with my wife and daughter... Vera & I have been married 3000 days now (as of August 9/06) and I'm truly lucky to be with her. Funny... I stopped writing since I've been happy... most of my songwriting occurred when I was a walking heartbreak. I really think I need to get those down in some publishable form for my own therapy to move on and write some "happy" tunes about being a husband and father... to the wonderful women in my life...

    This pic is just a view from Blue Mountain of Wasaga Beach... far off in the distance...

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    Tricked out...

    So, it's been a late night of tricking out the laptop to try and get it
    going for me... I learned about loops all over the place (on the
    internet) and I'm trying to learn how to use them in Audacity... wish
    me luck...

    Ciao for now...

    Friday, July 28, 2006

    The Golden Seals (Dave Merritt)

    Email from my a buddy of mine from law school (Dave Merritt) about how to get published:

    "Getting "published" is well-nigh impossible--most labels or publishing houses have in-house writers that do all of their songwriting for the borderline-talentless clowns who don't write their own stuff. They don't solicit songs, so getting your song covered/published/recorded by someone else is almost impossible. Having said that, you could register to become a member of SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers), who will register your works and distribute performance royalties. BUT, it's a double bind, as in order to become a member, your works need to be performed either in public or on the radio, or appear on a recording. So...screw all that. The important thing is that you love doing it, and that you keep writing and singing. It's a blast. You could finish a full length, get 100 cds done, and get a website or a myspace site, and then likely get into SOCAN that way."

    Dave's a great singer/songwriter/musician in the Ottawa area. You can catch his band, The Golden Seals, on the web here and buy his songs at Zunior.

    This is going to be a long road...

    Here's looking at you...

    Sofia has her own digital camera(s) (thanks Ti Miguel and Uncle Nick), and she loves to take photos... mostly of herself... Posted by Picasa

    Forza Italia

    That's my Sofia cheering for her favourite World Cup team (FORZA ITALIA!!). Sofia wore my "Azzuri" home jersey and, with flag in hand, helped cheer Italia to its 4th World Cup title. Not to be undiplomatic, up until its loss to France in the semi-final, Sofia was also cheering on her mother's beloved Portugal (FORCA PORTUGAL!), but she wore the right jersey in the end... Posted by Picasa

    My Soundclick Page

    Lorenzo Policelli - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
    This is my Soundclick site with a few of my songs up there... if you stumble on this site and hear this music, let me know what you think (go ahead and comment).

    Speaks for itself...

    I'm not even going to mention anything here...
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    Jeff's First Pro Gig

    So Jeff had his first pro gig this week... and he hit the right notes... makes me want to start working on the WIP and record the songs that I've written... I will get that going though... Keep singing Jeffie... Posted by Picasa
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