John loves to entertain

John loves to entertain
No matter how large or small the event

Monday, October 3, 2011

John Scott 2012 Tour Info.

We are sitting down to plan next year's tour. We are considering doing an "Open Up The Door" tour, playing at venues throughout Door County, WI. We are also considering Apostle Island area, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton... Maybe even head back up into the Upper Penninsula. Lake Superior was awesome.

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sit Down Behind The Scenes With Steven Curtis Chapman

So excited to hear that Steven Curtis Chapman is coming to St. Louis (my city). Even better news, is he's coming to the St. Peters area, which is very close to my house. I had the privilege of seeing a Steven Curtis Chapman concert years ago. It was amazing. Though his music is inspiring, and brilliant; what struck my wife and I was how open he was with the audience. He told stories of how songs got their start. He told stories of his then young son, Will Franklin. It was as if we were sitting in his living room with a cup of coffee, enjoying a talk with a close friend.

Fast forward to today - The man has endured more hardship than anyone would ever think he would. Since I saw him in concert, he has adopted little girls from China. One tragic May afternoon, Maria was killed on the driveway that led to their home. Will Franklin (the one we heard stories about at the concert, and felt as though we knew him) was behind the wheel of the vehicle, and did not see the little girl running. In a tragic accident, her life ended that day. The loss of a little girl is tragic enough. However, now the family would learn how to live with the needless guilt Will Franklin would now endure. And, that would just be the beginning of their struggles to recapture their personal faith.

If you are anywhere near the St. Louis area on October 13 - Check out Steven Curtis Chapman's Songs & Stories Tour. Read more about it here:

Steven Curtis Chapman Songs & Stories Tour comes to St. Louis - St. Louis Christian Music |

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Night of Music at Rendezvous Cafe'

Finally - Much awaited pictures from my solo performance at Rendezvous Cafe' in O'Fallon. I am schedule to perform here again on October 28, then on November 11.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ear Peace: More Than An Ear Plug - Get Your 25% Coupon Code

The people at Ear Peace were kind enough to send me a pair of Ear Peace ear plugs to try out and review. But, that's not all! They also are offering savings to you - my readers! Keep reading to get your coupon code. I was excited when I received the package and, being the wife of a musician, realized immediately that my husband was perfect for conducting the review.

Today, he tried them out. But, it wasn't at a concert. He went outside to mow the lawn. He usually uses a sponge-type earplug when he mows to protect his ears from the noise. He read the instructions and inserted them into his ears. A nice thing about about them is that you can adjust them to control the volume at different levels. Another nice thing we realized immediately is that they are made of silicone and they come with a container to store them in that attaches to a keychain for easy access. The silicone makes it possible to wash the ear plugs and reuse them. This is very important to my hubby because he has, in the past, reused ear plugs and then suffered from an ear infection. Not so, with the Ear Peace.

The ear peace plugs have a little silicone notch on them that make them easy to remove from the ear. So, no worries of losing something inside your eardrum. The silicone also makes them flexible, providing comfort and fit to different sized ears easily.

Ear peace earplugs can be found at The 25% off discount code for 2 sets of the EarPeace product to use when you order is music25.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Drop some love - It only takes a dollar!

Hey guys! The Love Drop team is at it again! Last month they gave over $9,200 worth of cash, goods and services to their recipient, the Stalnaker family, who had been going through a financially hard time due to the effects of the BP oil spill on the Louisiana economy. The family was in need of a car and the Love Drop team was able to surprise them with one, making it one of the most exciting Love Drops ever. You can watch how it all went down here.

This month they rally behind the Aubins - a Michigan mother and her three children who are mourning the death of Keith, husband and father, after his lengthy battle with multiple health problems. Our goal is to raise at least $3,600 to pay the family's rent for three months, which will allow them to focus on what they need to during this time, without fear of losing their home. Additionally, since Keith was an organ donor, he leaves a powerful legacy and the Love Drop team hopes to raise awareness of organ donation this month to honor Keith's memory. Help us make this month special for the Aubins!

Want to help? Here are three ways you can participate:

Give $25 towards rent <-- Click this link to contribute $25 towards their rent for the next three months - it will relieve so much stress for them. Give a gift or service - Gift cards are always helpful. Places like Target, Wal-mart, restaurants, etc would definitely help them out. Services too - especially those you can offer yourselves, or from your company.

Organ donation - We're giving the Aubin's the gift of knowing that the people on our team are organ donors. If you are one now, or pledge to be soon, please tell us so, and we'll relay the total number as a gift at the Drop.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beatles, Christianity and the auction of photo from first Beatles US Concert

The Beatles are not considered a Christian group, nor were they ever signed to a Christian label. In fact, a large part of the music has a heavy spiritual message that is not Christian. However, they are also not a band that is considered anti-Christian by any means. Many churches have even used their songs or parodies of the songs to get across the message of the gospel.

The Beatles came onto the United States' music scene in 1964. They may not stimulate mathematical processing in the brain, but they did change the way music was played throughout America. By today's standards, their original sound was really quite basic. Heavy on guitar sound, the group was a sensation.

In July, one of their photos from their first concert will be auctioned off through Christies. You can find out more about this auction, the photo and the photographer here.

Much like Elvis impersonators, many musical groups have taken on the sound and look of the Beatles throughout the years. One such group is called Ticket To The Beatles!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Of The Bible

Yesterday, I attended a Mother/Daughter banquet. One of the activities they presented was a game about mothers of the Bible. I thought - No problem! I know a lot of Bible moms' names. Then, I saw the questionnaire. It was as follows:

(Answers Below) Who is The Mother of:

1. Mahlon and Kilion?
2. Cain and Abel?
3. Jacob?
4. Jonathon?
5. Boaz?
6. Samuel?
7. Efraim and Mannassah?
8. Ishmael?
9. Obed?
10. Solomon?

I got 3 right, and my 9 year old daughter helped me with one. I thought Mary should have been mentioned as the mother of Jesus and a bonus question. At least I would have got that one right!

Happy Mother's Day!


1. Naomi
2. Eve
3. Rebecca
4. Altinoam (sorry for the spelling)
5. Rahab
6. Hannah
7. Asenith (sorry for the spelling)
8. Hagaar
9. Ruth
10. Bathsheba

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day meets Good Friday tornado Lambert Airport

Earth Day fell this year on Good Friday. This is purely a coincidence in how the dates intersected. many who believe in the Jesus of Good Friday cringe at the thought of celebrating mother earth. But, when Earth Day falls on a Good Friday, who wins? When "mother nature" came ripping through the St. Louis area on Good Friday, the earth seemed to be unleashing its fury on Good Friday celebrations throughout the area. But, in spite of Earth Day lashing out, the power of the resurrection stood strong and steady as amidst all the devastation and loss of houses, not one person was found dead or seriously injured. that's a miracle - A resurrection Sunday type miracle.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Embracing The Toughest Days of Motherhood!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

It's time to drop some more love artistic style!

Hey guys! The Love Drop team is at it again! Last month they gave over $5,000 worth of cash and goods to their recipient, Katie, who had been battling a couple of brain tumors over the years, and it culminated with a surprise gift of 15+ friends showing up at her house to celebrate with her. It was awesome. You can watch how it all went down here.

This month they start all over again and grow support for the Kahlen's - a family who has been hit hard by the economy, and by their daughter's serious medical condition, tuberous sclerosis. In addition to financial assistance, they're planning to unite the artistic community to help support Kent's glassmaking work.

Want to help? Here are two ways you can participate:

1. Give $1.00 - This is the best way to help out and join their team at the same time.
2. Donate a piece of art - They will be hosting an auction this month, and would love to feature your artwork in it. Proceeds go to help the Kahlen's this month, and is a great way to promote your work :)

We'll let you know how it goes! Thanks everyone.

Friday, April 1, 2011

What Does The Bible Say About April Fools Day?

It's April Fools Day! Did you have some fun today? Did you fill up the salt and pepper shakers with cayenne instead? Did you loosen the lid on the milk carton to watch an unsuspecting family member pour milk aimlessly over the entire kitchen floor? Did you come up with a doozy? Maybe you asked someone to marry you and then said that the joke was on him or her. Maybe you just had some fun telling jokes. There's probably no harm in that.

Personally, I never have enjoyed this particular day of revelry. Perhaps my personality is simply too serious and realistic. Maybe I just think too much or think too deeply. Or, maybe I don't see laughter among pain caused when you play someone for a fool. Maybe I am over the edge and simply need to lighten up on this one. But, this has got to be the worst holiday ever thought up, in my humble opinion. What other holiday allows you to play jokes on someone making them out to be foolish? What other holiday allows you to out right "lie" in the name of a day. I'm paying off all of your debt - April Fools! Look, you get a raise - April Fools! You're the most beautiful girl I've ever laid eyes on? Really! No! April Fools! Hah hah the joke's on you! What kind of fun is found in such cruelty?

When I read the Bible, it tells me that anyone who calls his fellow man a fool is guilty of the fires of hell. Specifically, it's from Matthew 5:22 -

But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

This same Bible has a commandment (one of the Top 10) that says "Thou Shalt Not Lie!"

O.K., O.K., I get it! April Fools Day is not all that serious. Put on a happy face and buck up and just have some good, clean innocent fun! Somehow the day still bothers me. Where did it come from? Who originated April Fools Day?

In searching for the answer to this question, I came across this write up on April Fools Day!

The best anyone can tell the day either has to do with a Gregorian calendar change, switching the date of January 1, or a Roman celebration to the god Attis. Neither description endears me or encourages me to embrace the day of laughter.

No, I'm not going to get all up in your case if you choose to take one day out of the year to laugh or play a few practical jokes. I'm just sayin' the day never made sense to me. In fact, I sort of hate the entire idea.

The same Bible that talks of lying and fools as something distasteful to the Creator God I believe in, also talks about how He desires to put laughter in our hearts. He says He will change our mourning to laughter. He tells me that joy comes in the morning. Laughter is even referred to as good medicine. In fact, there are over 30 scriptures refering to laughter listed here alone.

Play your April Fool's Day jokes if you please, It is not my intent to dampen the fun of your day. Even if your joke is on me! I'm no different. I'm no superior sinless act of creation pointing my no-no finger at those who celebrate the day. But, I'll never see the joy or find laughter in making those I love look stupid. I'll spend my April Fools Day trying to find ways to encourage instead.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor gone at age 79

I saw the headlines today that Elizabeth Taylor is gone at age 79. I thought to myself, wow! The end of another icon of the big screen. She made tons of movies. She married many times. She stood up for causes. But, I realized I really don't know much about this woman at all.

Of course, she was famous for her sultry movies.
She was famous for her numerous marriages.
She was famous for standing with Michael Jackson in dire times.
She was famous for standing for other causes.

Those who knew her have said that she was very willing to help when she saw someone in need of an advocate. I realize when I think of her life that I am not quick to stand up as an advocate like she was. Perhaps it's because I have not attained to stage she had attained, so if I stand up for a cause, it makes very little difference without the vast platform she had. Still, I have been given my own little corner in which I can either light up or let grow darker.

What will you do with your stage, be it small or large? When all is said and done, will there be anyone grateful your paths crossed theirs like those who speak well of Elizabeth Taylor?

Farewell, Elizabeth Taylor!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Book Review Of We Be Big - Rick Burgess & Bill 'Bubba' Bussey with Don Keith

Break out the Kleenex. You'll need them as you read this book - We Be Big The Mostly True Story Of How Two Kids From Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick & Bubba by Rick Burgess & Bill "Bubba" Bussey With Don Keith - A New York Times Best-Selling Authors book. The book was provided to me through the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson. You'll be laughing tears as you read. Then, you'll turn the page to crying tears of sadness while rejoicing over God's overall plan and holiness.

At over 200 pages, it's an easy afternoon or weekend read as it will keep you on the edge of your seat as you read the very real happenings in the lives of two popular radio morning talk show hosts. To talk about the events of their lives would give away too much of the book. It's a must read and written in a tag-team, yo-yo manner where one chapter is all about Rick, followed by one about Bubba. This back and forth format continues much like their on-air back and forth discussions which leave an audience wanting more.

Though rooted in humor on their morning radio show, they also are very real with their listeners. The book is no different in it's description of life happenings that brought them to be the radio duo they became. The book will keep you on the proverbial "edge of your seat." Just when you think they have made the big time, it will take you for an unexpected tragic turn that was ultimately used to bring many people to give their lives for Jesus Christ.

Following is an excerpt from the first part of the eulogy which Rick Burgess presented as "God's ventriloquist" at his youngest son's funeral. The young boy drowned in a tragic accident in their backyard pool.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Please Vote For The Loux Family For An Extreme Makover Home Edition

If you've never heard of him before, let me tell you who this is. Derek Loux was a worship leader for the Kansas City IHOP (International House of Prayer). Don't be confused. When I first heard the term IHOP, it made me hungry for pancakes. In fact, when we visited the St. Louis area IHOP which used to be held at Victory Church in south county, we just had to follow up with a stop to the restaurant after the prayer meeting thick in worship.

Derek Loux was killed in a car crash just 2 days before Christmas 2009. He and his wife were part of a mission to take in orphans. Now, his wife is raising 13 orphans alone in a 4-bedroom house near Kansas City.

Learn How To Nominate the Loux Family Here!

Read how you can help nominate them to receive an Extreme Makeover Home Edition! This family - wow! They need it. And, they have proven that they will truly be good stewards of what they receive. Oh - And, hurry! All nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2011. I know it takes time to read the rules and figure it all out. But, your reward is stored up for you in heaven. By nominating them, you are helping to look after orphans in their time of need - This is TRUE religion!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A New Clip From The Worship Network Cafe' Worship

The Worship Network was a huge blessing to us when we were expecting our third child.  After losing 3 babies during concurrent pregnancies, this child to be born to us was nothing short of a miracle.  As the expectant mom, I sat for hours watching worship videos on The Worship Network.  Sadly, we no longer get this channel.  They do appear on other channels, I think Channel 11 and 24 and Inspiration and maybe some others.  But, I rarely am awake when it is aired.
But, I can enjoy them online anytime.  I just received an email from The Worship Network talking about a new clip on their Cafe' Worship.  It combines a jazzy arrangement of I surrender All with amazingly peaceful pictures including water, sky and trees.  Watch Here:

 If you enjoy this, you can purchase it, brew up some coffee and enjoy!   Buy Cafe Worship now....

All God's blessings to you!!!

Is Anyone Else Tired of Charlie Sheen? He Just Received 74,000+ Intern Applications

I know as a Christian, I am to be kind and loving. So, yes, I have actually sent up a muddled prayer for the man. But, I'm so tired of hearing this name - Charlie Sheen. An article today says that he has received over 74,000 applications to become his intern.

What!? Over 74,000 people in this country not only watch and enjoy this man every week on 2 1/2 Men, but also want to be his intern? I understand he is an actor. I understand he lives his life the way he wants to live it. There was a time in my life I even enjoyed hearing about and watching his brother, Emilio and his dad, Martin Sheen. I realize I'm the only American to say this, but I found the show to be of poor content. And, for now, I'm tired of hearing about his addictions lifestyle and his angry comments. How about you?

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Gambler Kenny Rogers Turns To Inspirational Music With His First Ever Release At Cracker Barrel

On March 7, Kenny Rogers released his first ever inspirational album. After selling over 120 million records in his more than 50-year musical career, he is now releasing an inspirational tone. Cracker Barrel Restaurant Stores will be the only place you can find this new release entitled The Love Of God.

You can read more about this album, including finding links to where you can purchase the album here.

Have an inspirational evening. Why not enjoy a meal at Cracker Barrel and then go home to enjoy the new Kenny Rogers album.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finished Recording Sample Tracks Including My Original Song To My Wife!

I've been spending some time in the "recording studio" aka my basement and finally have come away with some sample tracks of some of the music I perform.  One of the songs included is my original song I wrote for my wife.  It's called Tere's Song, and it's instrumental!

You can hear the samples here!

Of course, I didn't include the entire song.  You'll have to wait for my first CD release for that which will hopefully come sometime this year with all originals!

I hope you enjoy the sample tracks and my original song for my wife!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Got A Dollar? It's Time To Drop Some Love In March

Are you ready? Do you have a dollar? That's all it takes to help someone in need. Find out who you can help during the month of March:

Last month the Love Drop Team raised over $13,000 (and 3 iPads!) to help two little boys with autism receive a service dog. They were beyond touched, and we did this in only 1 month - that's it. Everyone came together and gave a few bucks each to impact one family's life. If you were a part of it, THANK YOU! You can check out the final video of us showing up to their house here - it's pretty cool.

This month we start all over again and rally behind Katie, a single mom out in Dallas battling not only two brain tumors so far (she's knocked out one, and currently working on the other), but who's also dealing with hydrocephalus. We'd love to bring the community her way, and make a huge dent in her medical bills.

Wanna help? Here are 3 ways we could use you:

Wanna help? Here are 3 ways we could use you:
Wanna help?  Here are 3 ways we could use you:
  1. Give $1.00 - This is the best way to help out and join our team at the same time.
  2. Join our blogger network - Blog about our Love Drops each month like I am :) It's easy, it's rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps our families). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
  3. Give a gift or provide a service - Gift cards are always helpful. Places like Target, Safeway, gas stations, etc would definitely help them out.
Thanks for reading!  Here's to love, baby.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love Drop spreads donations to help those in need: Help family with autism

This site is amazing. Similar to Extreme Makeover offering houses to those in need, this site offers help through donations to one needy person each month. All it takes is a dollar from everyone who cares to make a huge dent in helping.

This is the family they are helping this month:

Here's more from the Love Drop site on how it works:

Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to make a difference in the lives of one person or family a month. By giving just $1.00, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and super easy way.

At the end of every month, Nate and J$ show up in the town the families live in and present them with everything the team raised -- all the money, the gifts, whatever the community helped get. It's all on film, and it all ends with us making a difference! (And then it starts all over again the next month)

This month we are coming together for 2 beautiful kids with severe autism -- Ethan & Alex. Our goal is to raise $13,000 on behalf of 4 Paws for Ability so that we can place a highly trained service dog with their family (the dog is completely free, but the training that goes into it is very very expensive). And if possible, three iPads so they can all communicate better with each other (Alex is completely non-verbal). Here are 3 ways you can help:

Join the team - This is the best way to help out, and all it takes is $1.00.
Join our blogger network - Blog about our Love Drops each month like I am :) It's easy, it's rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps our families). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
Give a gift or provide a service - Gift cards to Target, iTunes, Wal-mart, etc would be great! As well as other items or services you think could help out. (Some people even make home-made items, we like creativity!)

Now, it's your turn - Drop some love!

Monday, February 28, 2011

John Scott Musician Hits The Recording Studio

It's almost done! I have spent the better part of a week or more using every spare moment I have to record some songs. The purpose of this recording is to simply put together a sample CD I can send to places where I hope to perform. But, the end result will also, hopefully, be a CD I can release and sell to any who might want to hear my music.

The current CD consists of already existing songs, nothing original. However, I have a group of songs which I have personally written that I hope to lay down on some tracks soon.

If you're interested, keep watch on my blog and Website for MP3 samples of this recent undertaking. And, you'll be the first to know when I get the originals onto a CD for release.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscars want you to Twitter and Facebook during Academy Awards

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards takes place on Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. on ABC. There will be many Oscars handed out during the night. But, the advertisers of this event want you to do more than simply watch the show. Apparently, they want to see fan interaction. An average commercial costs more than $1 Million to air during the award ceremony. The latest trend in advertising, however, is more than just telling the consumer what to buy. It involves consumer interaction. While the ads are being aired, the marketing teams will be watching your activity on Twitter and Facebook to see what is welcomed and what is flopping. You might even be asked to vote on fashion trends and more to give your opinion in the marketing process.

Could add a twist of excitement to an otherwise very trendy and secular show which seemingly has not been given a great deal of press for the upcoming Awards. You can read more here, from the Wall Street Journal!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What Am I Doing Trying To Record An Album - I Should Write A Comedy Show

Sitting down and trying to record an album, otherwise known as a CD or even a cassette tape would make me happy after all the silly little interruptions that have come up to keep me from success.  To explain would be tedious as most of the delays and problems come from silly issues that aren't even tangible.

For starters, I laid down some tracks on an old cassette tape.  I thought that would be the simplest and quickest way to do this.  I was wrong!  The tape garbled.  The tape got stuck inside a broken tape deck.  The tape deck is now headed for a recycling facility.  I then chose to use a CD.  I put the songs onto the CD and lost the CD.  This is just the beginning of silly little things keeping me from finishing this simple album.

When I am finished, perhaps I will be able to sell it.  Perhaps no one will care.  But, at least I'll know it will be the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears and none of it having to do with the music but the process.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Who Will Win The Grammys For Christian Music Categories?

The Grammys are coming Sunday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Are you ready? Even if you don't care to watch some of the entertainment that is on the lineup, there are some exciting nominees.

The Christian music scene has come a long way in recent years making for some very talented musicians. Among them are several nominees for a variety of categories. Sometimes, the term "Christian music" is replaced with the word "Gospel!"

Find out which Christian musicians are up for a Grammy and root for your favorite nominee:

Gungor among Grammy nominees

List of Christian Music Grammy Nominees

Bluegrass Gospel Grammy Nominees

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shoveling Snow? Stay Safe!

Had to shovel out of snow this week. Had to de-ice my car doors, car windshield, etc. Had to dig out of what the snow plow left behind making it so I couldn't leave my driveway. Had to do all this to go play music and to teach guitar to students. I didn't drive in the ice. But, I did shovel, shovel, shovel. When I did so, I was very much aware of the dangers and that there are safety techniques to prevent injuries.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Missouri Right To Life Caravan Today At The Arch

Last night as I watched the weather report, my heart sunk and I began to pray: Please, Lord, hold off the snow until after my show! It wasn't a selfish prayer. It was a prayer of safety. Every year in January on the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, I have been providing sound for a rally held under the Gateway Arch. The Missouri Right To Life Caravan is a group of pro-life people who head off to Washington, DC every year in a bus. They arrive in time to protest and silently pray on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in Washington.

Today, was the day they leave St. Louis. As of last night's weather report, I would be driving downtown in almost 5" Of snow total. This concerned me since the stage where the rally is held is right on the river. To get to it involves driving down a steep hill alongside the river. I was not thrilled with the thought of sliding into the river, frozen, with a van full of DJ gear.

God answered my humble prayer. It amazingly began to snow just as I was packing up to come home. The snows were beginning to become covered as I left. But, I made it home safely. Thank you, Lord!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Pro-Life Month

This year 5,000 babies in St. Louis alone could find their mother's womb the most deadly place to be. The statistics reveal that 5,000 potential mothers-to-be will face the decision of ending the pregnancy by abortion.

This Sunday, January 23, 2011 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. How will you be spending it? I will be spending it, once again, downtown at the Gateway Arch providing sound for the Pro-Life Caravan. The group travels in a bus from city to city every year on their way to Washington DC. to gather for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to peacefully protest and pray.

The rally on Sunday is a kickoff of their trip complete with emotional talks, prayers and music.

There is a local radio station who is also backing the pro-life month! JOY Fm 99.1 fm is teamig up with Thrivent to help those hurt by an abortion and to help others make a decision for life. The station is asking that 5,000 people sign up to pray for those 5,000 lives that hang in the balance this year in St. Louis.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rebecca St. James Is Getting Married!

The queen of purity is getting married! Rebecca St. James announced her engagement to Jacob Fink on Christmas Day. No wedding date has been announced, but this year proves to be a very good year for Miss St. James.

Read more from!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Best Custom Designed Guitars I've Seen

Ran across some really cool custom designed guitars on Etsy. They're the kind of design that makes me wish I had the skills to not just play but to also design something like this. Now, I've been to the NAMM Show (A big Musician show) in Chicago, but don't remember guitars like these:

You can find them at Etsy! from a seller by the name of Roland. If you're not familiar, Etsy is a site where people sell their art, crafts and more hand-designed items. In the meantime, check out the pics:

Friday, January 7, 2011

What To Never Put On A Job Resume'

Many musicians have heard the term: "Don't quit your day job." This refers to a musician who just doesn't quite have what it takes to make a living in music, let alone make it big. If you're looking for a job, the first thing you'll need is a resume'.

In an employment market that is competitive for the job seeker, it is very important to put your best foot forward in the job application and interview process.  The first step is to put together an excellent resume' which will get you noticed and prompt a call for the initial interview.  Once you have the face-to-face interview, you can shine.  But, you cannot leave a good personal impression until you have made a first impression on paper through a quality resume'.  To make sure your resume' stands out in a good way, there are ten things that should never be included.

... From: 10 Things To Never Put On A Job Resume'

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Need 3 More Students to Fill Saturday's Group Guitar Lessons at Mozingo

Receive a guitar for Christmas? If so, you've probably already discovered that those "helpful" DVDs that come with the guitar kits leave a lot to be desired in terms of really teaching a child how to play guitar. Group guitar lessons are a great way to learn to play guitar, and I am teaching a new session beginning this Saturday at Mozingo Music in O'Fallon, Missouri. However, I still need 3 students to fill the 11:00-11:45 time slot to meet the minimum student requirements of the store.

These group lessons are recommended for children ages 8-12. Of course, if you have a very precocious 7 year old or a 13-14 year old who has never had a guitar until now, they are welcome as well.

Please read this article about the Mozingo Group Lessons being offered at The Stage, and then share this with anyone you know who has a child ages 7-14 who might have received a guitar for Christmas and wants to learn how to play it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Download an Entire Album Free from Compassion

New Release Tuesday is a site that promotes music, namely Christian music. In January, you can not only download one single song, but an entire 18-song CD from Compassion Intl.

The songs range from pop to hip hop to rock and more. There's something in it for everyone.

Download yours today!