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1/27/2021 1:31:34 AM
Golden Kayak results coming in around a week.

1/1/2021 7:40:06 PM
a big thank you

11/8/2020 1:41:24 PM
only a few more days to get in songs eligible for the upcoming Golden Kayaks

10/15/2020 3:47:29 AM
Golden Kayaks are coming up, less than 4 weeks left to upload songs eligible for this year.

10/7/2020 5:45:36 PM
if marketing trolls show up on your threads

9/6/2020 8:58:24 AM
Golden Kayak Best Female Artist 2005 releases new song with Sting!

7/6/2020 8:46:01 AM
Indie Day Fundraiser time is here, everybody please read

5/28/2020 11:26:31 AM
announcement for station managers

4/26/2020 7:15:25 PM
put heavy stuff in political forum please.

2/11/2020 9:42:51 PM
2019 Golden Kayak Winners, check in here.

2/8/2020 6:12:33 AM
Here it is, the 2019 Golden Kayak Podcast (spoiler posts permitted)

1/2/2020 5:58:36 PM
Golden Kayak Nominations are up, ballot coming in a day or 2.

12/8/2019 7:52:43 PM
Only 2 more days to get in Golden Kayak nominations

11/18/2019 9:29:36 AM
We're going to need more nominations

11/6/2019 3:27:12 PM
Golden Kayaks coming up, 5 more days to upload songs eligible for this year.

11/3/2019 11:37:45 AM
Sorry about that folks but we're fine and dandy now

9/22/2019 5:06:14 PM
New Spotlight Interview of Elmer and the Ceramic Trees

9/21/2019 11:00:59 PM
attention everyone

9/6/2019 4:39:32 PM
Tell us about your overall social media involvement

8/31/2019 10:55:04 AM
How to create your own long-playing record (album) (DMD) for your page at IMP

8/30/2019 11:24:23 AM
some great songs arriving at our site these days

8/21/2019 4:28:53 AM
some stuff about IMP you might not know

8/13/2019 8:12:21 PM
an update on my musical stuff

8/11/2019 3:05:51 AM
Ever hear the Tielman Bros?

8/6/2019 7:11:53 PM
When You Put Tree Rings on a Record Player, The Sound Is Unexpectedly Beautiful

8/3/2019 6:55:23 PM
Station Blurb of the Week

7/30/2019 2:25:34 PM
Helping artists whenever you can

7/14/2019 7:41:45 AM
aspirations in songwriting

7/9/2019 9:22:38 AM
David Bowie's death album

7/5/2019 1:16:30 PM
Last call for donations

6/23/2019 3:42:45 AM
Rolling Thunder Revue on Netflix

6/6/2019 6:56:40 PM
RIP Dr. John

5/30/2019 4:45:38 AM
What was your first instrument?

5/26/2019 4:15:38 PM
fear of flying

5/21/2019 7:43:35 PM
I had an idea for a group songwriting project, please read..

5/3/2019 10:05:06 AM
Who are your musical heroes?

4/16/2019 12:16:51 PM
on writing lyrics

4/4/2019 6:49:21 AM
Developing Active People

4/1/2019 12:26:25 AM
wow, a half hour ago I just signed a big money record deal.

3/19/2019 8:03:55 AM
Facebook is anti-artist.

3/17/2019 2:37:33 PM
RIP Dick Dale

2/24/2019 3:19:51 PM
sleeper hooks in songs

1/23/2019 9:16:14 PM
Hear the whole show here from this thread.

1/14/2019 3:07:17 AM
2 more days left to vote in Golden Kayaks

12/19/2018 1:58:43 AM
What aspects of a song do you value most?

12/17/2018 1:52:01 PM
Indie Song of the Year Nominees

12/13/2018 5:45:13 PM
want to thank the community

12/9/2018 10:55:31 AM
only a couple days left to get your Golden Kayak nominations in

12/4/2018 10:32:18 PM
Type your life story in 100 words or less.

12/4/2018 5:59:01 PM
Do you believe in UFOs?

11/23/2018 9:54:39 AM
indie management horror stories

11/17/2018 10:34:27 AM
some easy ways to take on Golden Kayak nominations

11/16/2018 3:30:01 AM
Want to see something utterly amazing?

11/15/2018 2:14:00 PM
RIP Roy Clark

11/5/2018 2:30:03 PM
Deadline for songs to be uploaded to qualify for Golden Kayaks - 11-11-18 at 12 am ET

10/25/2018 5:03:11 PM
sometimes I think..

10/22/2018 5:40:00 AM
Golden Kayaks coming in November

9/28/2018 9:01:01 PM
RIP Marty Balin

9/27/2018 3:21:41 PM
Womankind came to the fore today.

9/25/2018 6:01:36 PM
How to PIMP UP your IMP artist page!

9/24/2018 1:50:01 PM
interesting new Beatles release coming

9/21/2018 7:27:25 AM
Steve Ison and Azwel

9/18/2018 7:00:29 PM
so what's new?

9/10/2018 10:43:27 AM
RIP Rod Underhill

9/1/2018 8:47:34 PM
NFL fans check in here

8/31/2018 3:00:04 AM
I need some promo ideas on this..

8/18/2018 11:46:27 AM
Anybody got anything exciting going on?

8/16/2018 12:08:14 PM
The King and Queen both died on the same day.

8/14/2018 4:20:05 PM
Is melody passé?

8/13/2018 12:02:48 PM
The Queen of Soul is gravely ill.

8/12/2018 10:41:34 AM
John Denver, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin. plane crash, plane crash, car crash. Which was the biggest loss?

8/9/2018 2:34:40 PM
What would you consider over the years as the perfect pop song?

8/2/2018 11:51:38 PM
David Crosby on paid streaming services

7/31/2018 7:02:42 AM
She walks all over you, you know she can

7/30/2018 2:45:34 PM
“You are what you settle for. You are only as much as you settle for.” - Janis Joplin

7/28/2018 12:27:40 PM
How do you start fresh when your past is strewn all around you?

7/15/2018 11:19:16 AM

7/10/2018 4:46:38 AM
I'd like to hear details about everyone's creative process.

7/4/2018 6:29:15 AM
everybody please read

7/1/2018 3:33:44 PM
Neil Sedaka - songwriter

6/16/2018 3:49:04 PM
New support email, please file this so you have it.

6/14/2018 5:07:00 AM
Nobody noticed.

6/7/2018 6:48:05 AM
How much of a factor is an artist's looks in your appreciation of their live performances?

6/5/2018 6:11:06 PM
the need for critical opinions in music

6/5/2018 9:45:03 AM
Some "music lovers' are just too lazy to appreciate indie.

6/3/2018 9:11:17 AM
Frank Sinatra's letter to George Michael

5/26/2018 12:55:58 AM
I found this wild statement in a very obscure place on Neil Young's archive site.

5/13/2018 1:28:01 PM

5/12/2018 7:34:33 PM
the best ever artist website

5/3/2018 11:57:47 AM
Great David Crosby Interview

5/1/2018 6:39:18 AM
the battle

4/24/2018 9:35:41 AM
some notes about the IMP player

4/6/2018 5:13:21 PM
My life basically starts today.

4/1/2018 4:56:11 PM
Lennon, Cobain and Jimi are all alive.

3/24/2018 9:19:25 AM
great new Neil Young interview

3/19/2018 7:51:27 PM
Is that Francesca on the Alfa Romeo commercial?

2/3/2018 7:19:51 AM
taking your songs to a publisher

1/22/2018 4:59:08 PM
The DMD (digital CD) now works for all artists!

1/14/2018 7:22:31 PM
The Golden Kayak Wall of Fame has been updated with the new winners.

1/14/2018 8:02:54 AM
How to listen to tonight's Golden Kayak broadcast at 5 PM ET (New York) time.

1/8/2018 10:12:20 AM
Oprah's speech last night at the Golden Globes was amazing, see it here

1/2/2018 8:27:18 AM
I'm proud of this

12/29/2017 10:05:50 PM
Indie Song of the Year - the Finals

12/18/2017 9:16:05 AM
It warms me

12/16/2017 9:37:03 AM
Nominations Closed for Golden kayaks

12/7/2017 4:37:21 PM
OMG I was so surprised to see this!!

12/2/2017 3:04:01 PM
Note to any artists or any others who are not thrilled with the choice of features here

12/1/2017 11:49:44 AM
A contender for the greatest indie song of all time..

11/27/2017 3:19:28 PM
2 weeks left to get your Golden Kayak nominations in.

11/22/2017 11:24:37 PM
apologies on behalf of IMP

11/15/2017 9:48:17 AM
The Indie Song of the Year Tourney for this year - please read..

11/5/2017 8:53:39 AM
an indie song that will run thru your head all day if you listen

11/5/2017 5:34:49 AM
Deadline for songs to be uploaded to qualify for Golden Kayaks - 11-11-17 at 12 am ET

10/29/2017 11:51:15 PM
new - front page ads

10/26/2017 9:40:22 AM
New Spotlight Interview with a majorly talented guy!

10/21/2017 4:53:31 PM
I'm starting to feel our gravitational pull again.

10/5/2017 3:56:26 PM
some stuff about this site that you may not know

8/19/2017 3:19:11 PM
Shades of the Righteous Bros on IMP?

8/1/2017 1:46:16 AM
IMP story blog contest, all please read..

7/18/2017 12:08:57 PM
so how does an artist get a new listener to click on a music link

7/18/2017 12:08:19 PM
Looking for volunteers regarding a committee that sets out to give IMP a presence at music trade shows

6/30/2017 2:28:07 AM
Everyone please read - How important is IMP to YOU?

6/29/2017 1:07:13 PM
Everyone please read - How important is IMP to YOU?

6/27/2017 11:48:30 PM
our friend Lesley is gone from IMP

6/19/2017 11:22:07 PM
Facebook is anti music artist in case you didn't know

6/9/2017 2:38:59 PM
the IMP in the room is you

6/1/2017 9:37:41 PM

5/19/2017 9:29:03 AM
Station managers, please read, a survey

5/18/2017 11:50:57 AM
RIP Chris Cornell

5/7/2017 4:51:23 AM
new Spotlight Interview with the overwhelming Motorbaby

4/28/2017 7:44:11 AM
artist communities

4/19/2017 5:15:01 AM
Indie artists are raisin' the bar these days, have you heard?

4/16/2017 12:20:17 PM
ok this is pretty funny

4/11/2017 5:32:33 AM
What are the factors involved that cause you to click on a song to listen to it? Everybody please comment.

4/2/2017 2:43:00 AM
New Spotlight Interview with the band Whitherward!

4/1/2017 4:44:14 PM
I love artists.

3/28/2017 9:12:39 PM
the elasticity of a song

3/28/2017 8:11:55 AM
one more note about the political pipeline

3/26/2017 10:52:54 PM
We have a new political forum, link above..

3/21/2017 6:08:43 AM
New Spotlight Interview with TonyGirl

3/19/2017 12:06:26 AM
We made a change in the song page.

3/12/2017 11:55:40 AM
What the world needs now

3/2/2017 2:25:15 AM
the red button on the front page works now

3/1/2017 5:15:54 PM
new video by MonaLisa Twins covers another Beatle song

3/1/2017 4:50:59 PM
What makes for the perfect pipeline topic?

2/21/2017 5:58:20 AM
Despair on Indie Avenue

2/20/2017 2:21:33 PM
update on site issue

2/17/2017 2:27:17 PM
We just had another correspondence from the server co.

1/25/2017 1:05:09 PM
New Spotlight Interview with James Stanley Howen

1/24/2017 11:32:02 AM
Anybody know some good songs with fiddles on IMP?

1/23/2017 1:05:01 PM
new realms in the arena of artist promotion..

1/22/2017 12:21:12 AM
Indie icon Ainjel Emme just posted an amazing new song related to the women's march

1/20/2017 7:14:37 PM
note for all

1/16/2017 2:30:05 PM
All Golden Kayak Winners check in here.

1/16/2017 6:13:29 AM
Miss the show last night? You can stream it now

1/13/2017 5:45:31 AM
Song of the Year is really close, please vote if you haven't.

1/11/2017 7:11:57 AM
Radio show announcing winners is THIS Sunday at 5:00 New York Time

1/11/2017 12:01:54 AM
David Crosby's new song is here now, on his page.

1/10/2017 1:18:42 AM
The Finals for the Indie Song of the Year are here!

1/5/2017 1:55:28 PM
Indie Music vs Indie Artist

1/2/2017 2:47:20 PM
I made a decision

1/1/2017 9:56:57 PM
You folks know there is a short url for IMP, right?

1/1/2017 12:57:40 PM
a funny story for yas

1/1/2017 7:01:00 AM
Semifinals Round for The Song of the Year Tourney

12/24/2016 6:25:48 PM
a new Spotlight Interview is right off the presses, it's Pancake Riot

12/24/2016 1:04:25 PM
Golden Kayak Voting Ballot - Please vote!

12/17/2016 12:22:15 PM
I love it but I hate it.

12/13/2016 11:16:44 PM
Golden Kayak Nominations closed - Song of the Year moves into next round, winners bracket.

12/7/2016 11:30:08 AM
5 days left for Golden Kayak Nominations, get them in please

12/6/2016 12:58:45 PM
new heat in Indie Song of the Year is up - Need more nominations for Golden Kayaks too!

12/3/2016 9:53:16 AM
Golden Kayak Nominations Form

12/2/2016 12:08:39 AM
need your Golden Kayak nominations soon! and don't forget to vote in the front page poll

11/29/2016 11:22:12 AM
How do we grow the indie culture?

11/28/2016 9:00:09 PM
a note about site issues

11/24/2016 10:01:07 PM
Time to start working on your Golden Kayak Nominations

11/23/2016 11:25:10 AM
new heat in Indie Song of Year is Up, Winner of Last Heat announced

11/18/2016 1:22:31 PM
Voting for Kayak song of the Year begins, please read..

11/10/2016 5:02:57 AM
so we're back up again

11/2/2016 1:49:58 PM
8 more days to upload songs that will be eligible for Golden Kayaks!!

10/12/2016 11:49:40 AM
Golden Kayaks coming up soon. To be eligible, a song must be uploaded before Nov 11, 12 AM.

9/25/2016 10:06:57 AM
announcement - we're discontinuing the Triple C Club

8/4/2016 5:07:52 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Neil w Young

7/16/2016 5:01:20 PM
paging Lyin Dan

7/10/2016 10:53:39 AM
hey station managers

7/8/2016 2:34:36 PM
Genre chart adjustment coming in next day

7/8/2016 6:25:36 AM
The Lady Voices of Indie DMD is still for sale

7/6/2016 1:54:25 PM
Artists with emotional energy

7/6/2016 6:20:40 AM
Can you folks help spread this around?

7/4/2016 4:07:45 AM
Happy INDIES Day!

6/21/2016 7:24:08 AM
Do you like rock festivals?

6/18/2016 5:09:50 PM
A note about the compilation charity DMD that Evie helped put together

6/17/2016 3:06:04 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Francesca Tamellini

6/13/2016 9:24:17 PM
Attn: New Feature!

6/12/2016 12:34:25 AM
re: the Triple C Club

6/7/2016 3:10:52 AM
new Spotlight Interview with DeMonicka!

5/31/2016 11:33:58 AM
New Spotlight interview with Denquar

5/30/2016 8:03:09 AM
There aren't as many indie bands out there as there used to be

5/22/2016 8:37:54 AM
Welcome to all the great new artists who are checking in today!

5/18/2016 11:04:55 PM
well today is the 1 year anniversary of indiemusicpeople.com

5/18/2016 3:12:54 PM
pipeline perks

5/15/2016 10:39:06 PM
a note about an adjustment we're making to the Stat Cave

5/12/2016 8:45:21 PM
Today was IMP's best day ever for traffic

5/12/2016 7:44:08 AM
the joy of being me - Gamers take note.

5/9/2016 6:34:39 AM
please remove the letters IAC from your stations and what not.

5/8/2016 10:41:30 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Chloe Collins!

5/3/2016 4:51:07 AM
Important note about the new front page, everybody read..

4/27/2016 6:28:12 PM
Another New Development at IMP! please read

4/26/2016 8:05:52 AM
People who make music, it's the very best part of them..

4/25/2016 11:59:26 AM
Have you started a station lately ?

4/21/2016 3:17:56 AM
response to music depends a lot on mood

4/19/2016 1:14:28 PM
Here's some good news..

4/19/2016 7:50:49 AM
a note to all about IMP and Facebook, please read..

4/6/2016 11:13:26 AM
RIP Merle Haggard

4/3/2016 10:08:58 AM
the volatility of listeners and the Surge Factor

4/2/2016 9:34:39 PM
Pipeline Radio Show hosted by Ken (Two Silo Complex) is this coming Wednesday night at 8 PM EDT

3/27/2016 6:16:01 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Ben Elliot

3/15/2016 4:23:43 PM
I had a thought

3/10/2016 1:22:52 PM
pipeline brainstorming session..

3/9/2016 1:39:17 PM
folks we need more songs - we're doing a group radio show from the pipeliners, please read..

3/8/2016 2:06:35 PM
idle chatter

3/6/2016 7:53:21 PM
an idea about how to bring non-artists listeners to IMP.

3/5/2016 9:28:28 AM
I.M.P. and the challenge of indies selling their music

2/21/2016 12:48:20 PM
Do you know any good indie songwriters who are not on IMP?

2/17/2016 7:31:23 AM
New Spotlight interview with Dave Elwert

2/17/2016 6:46:55 AM
looking for something to blow me away

2/5/2016 11:13:54 PM
stats issue

2/3/2016 10:54:53 PM
Mention IMP wherever you go on the web

1/28/2016 12:34:42 PM
2 new college stations added as affiliates for Kayak Big 25 show

1/28/2016 5:36:03 AM
What's your favorite indie song of all time other than your own?

1/27/2016 6:33:31 PM
planning your next musical move in public - please read..

1/25/2016 11:56:46 AM
We're looking for content for IMPeccable Radio

1/18/2016 12:41:08 PM
The Golden Kayak Wall of Fame has been updated

1/13/2016 3:17:58 AM
You're all invited to a party on Sunday

1/8/2016 12:57:05 PM
ok, Golden Kayak ballots due by MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT!, Time to vote if you haven't yet.

1/4/2016 12:32:39 AM
IMP is the ticket.

1/3/2016 8:04:41 AM

12/30/2015 2:07:25 PM
another quick note about Kayak voting

12/25/2015 4:16:54 AM
Finals Heat is up in Kayak Song of the Year - please vote

12/15/2015 2:52:52 PM
Golden Kayak Nominations extended - due by 12 AM 12-29

11/22/2015 6:19:21 AM
Got any masterpieces coming?? Now's the time, to be eligible for Golden Kayaks, songs must be on site before Dec 1st.

11/19/2015 2:00:22 PM
site outage

11/16/2015 1:09:05 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Azwel

11/12/2015 3:44:58 PM
State of the Pipeline ?

11/4/2015 12:35:06 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Time Cat

10/30/2015 1:12:52 PM
Operation Homecoming - pipeline regulars, please read..

10/27/2015 6:41:49 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Piranya

10/23/2015 2:06:27 PM
one of our artists has recently started doing live performances

10/22/2015 12:23:15 AM
Remember folks to take advantage of the Review/Commentary section

10/15/2015 12:03:46 PM
The Golden Kayaks are only a month and a half away

10/8/2015 5:08:09 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Alex Siegel

10/7/2015 12:30:13 PM
We just added 2 affiliates to our Kayak Big 25 network, from Canada and Africa

10/4/2015 4:25:46 AM
There's a new facebook page for our 24/7 Radio (IMPeccable Radio), like it if..

9/30/2015 9:36:46 PM
Some will think I'm foolish for typing this

9/26/2015 1:20:51 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Dead Bed Bad

9/22/2015 6:43:04 PM
OK, folks, it's "Start a New Station Week" at IMP, time to start a new station

9/22/2015 1:34:58 PM
What do the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina have in common?

9/21/2015 1:53:55 PM
a special welcome to all the fabulous new artists on the site!

9/17/2015 8:06:39 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Bob Elliott

9/14/2015 12:34:20 PM
Do you remember the first song that in your youth captured your imagination?

9/13/2015 5:40:19 PM
how to post links on our 2 forums (pipeline and the R/C)

9/13/2015 8:52:27 AM
Could you give it a spin and put up a song in our Review/Commentary area?

9/11/2015 12:06:13 PM
looking for anybody here who loves indie gospel music

9/11/2015 12:18:38 AM
logo contest for Kayak Big 25 - any of you good at this sort of thing?

9/10/2015 7:52:41 AM
Feedback area is now Review/Commentary and IS ON FRONT PAGE - bottom left!

9/9/2015 9:37:24 PM
big announcement on Export Player, please read..

9/9/2015 9:02:28 PM
New Spotlight Interview with the one and only Zeeza

9/6/2015 2:37:10 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Soft Cactus

9/3/2015 6:45:34 AM
the latest project I'm working on..

9/3/2015 12:29:36 AM
you know what gets me down?

9/1/2015 3:26:30 AM
New Spotlight Interview - Ice Giants

8/25/2015 4:02:46 AM
crazy ramblings, read at your own risk

8/23/2015 1:44:02 PM
In news related to artists who are members here

8/16/2015 5:19:50 PM
Brand New Spotlight Interview with our own Steve Ison

8/13/2015 1:28:36 PM
more things all new artists should know

8/8/2015 4:40:30 PM
re: a songwriters' museum on this site?

8/1/2015 9:56:11 AM
Song blurbs on stations

7/26/2015 10:14:00 AM
asking for help for all on this matter

7/25/2015 6:33:10 AM
What bonds us all together?

7/23/2015 1:52:35 PM
Operation Banner Mania - everybody please read..

7/20/2015 10:28:25 PM
the you tube thread

7/15/2015 9:45:55 AM
site alumni week - please read..

6/26/2015 7:50:08 AM
Elvis "the King"'s last words were ?

6/20/2015 1:19:48 AM
the IMP late night club

6/16/2015 12:38:49 AM
a noteworthy new station to check out - Alltime Kayak Hits

6/14/2015 12:35:45 PM
discouraging news from the indie world

6/10/2015 1:56:05 AM
major investigative movie on Kurt Cobain coming out tomorrow, the 11th

6/4/2015 1:46:32 PM
I remember when they were just an indie :)

6/3/2015 12:04:32 PM
Things you can do at (for) IMP today

6/1/2015 12:03:56 PM
new Kayak Big 25 up.

5/21/2015 6:24:44 PM
a note about featured stations, please read, all station managers


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8/1/2017 1:46:16 AM

IMP story blog contest, all please read..

ok I came up with an idea. I'd like people to share more about their lives here. I want to open up the parameters of this great blog arena we've set up for the community. Thus I am starting this contest. I haven't figured out how I'm going to judge it yet (either by vote or maybe i will judge it) but it will be judged and the winner will get any IMP link they want posted on the front page. Your artist page, somebody else's artist page, a station page, a blog page. Here's what you do.

Start a blog with some story about some event or situation that happened in your life. It can be about how you met your spouse, it can be about a day you went fishing. It can be about a day when you did nothing at all. It must be a true story and what I'd like you to do is imagine we were all sitting around a campfire with a bunch of people we hardly know. The group all starts telling stories about their lives, happy stories, horror stories, about when you were at the wrong place at the wrong time or at the right place at the right time. Start a new thread for the story and tell that story here. Something happened that you can't explain or the story about how you once saved the day.

It doesn't have to involve music at all but it can't be about politics.

You can enter several times, as long as ya got good stories. :)

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Bryon Tosoff

8/1/2017 2:08:03 AM

Great idea, although I declare Stoneman the winner

his stories are always the best , never a dull moment. hands down. its over



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8/1/2017 2:45:42 AM

Bryon, I notice whenever I try to start something like this, you're always the first one to post and it's never to just go along with the premise, why do you think that is? :D

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WWMM Michael

8/1/2017 10:38:34 AM

Bryon is probably the first to comment, because his garden is probably already watered by the time you post; LOL!

Yeah, I am not conceding anything to a Stoneman as I am as verbose and competitive as anyone. Heck, I could probably just copy/paste my Alexandra story here and win hands down! (But that might be a bit unfair to the others, eh?)

I may or may not enter this contest as I have SO MUCH on my plate as do most of us. Besides just starting my IMP roll-out, I have at least 2 dozen "real time" (as Evie would say) pressing item's on my to-do list. Will she enter this? I would LOVE to hear her story!

Is there a time-limit frame to enter? Can we just comment on this thread or do we need to post a brand new post as you mentioned? If I enter, my story will definitely be about how my wife and I met and fell in love. Heck, it might even inspire Mr. Scotti and Mr. Nyro and others to pen new love songs! Later!

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Bryon Tosoff

8/1/2017 10:45:32 AM

could it be that I am annoying, just was playing around,ok., I will wait and post 2nd from now on.

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Father Time

8/1/2017 10:49:50 AM

I don't know, Bryon, sometimes you can be such a momentum crusher. :D

Michael, yeah you have to start a thread, not sure how long the thing will last, at least a couple weeks.

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Bryon Tosoff

8/1/2017 10:57:30 AM

I think I am just a born trouble maker, yet, I do have some fine qualities, right now I cant think of any. its still too early. wait, no its not. perhaps you have to take me with a grain of salt , a lump a bag, a truck load. poking fun man. yes, I can be evil, stir the pot, but maybe you took it too personal, its a great idea. I dont think my life story or events would be interesting, to me, perhaps to others maybe, let me think on this

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Father Time

8/1/2017 11:20:26 AM

You're hard to figure, between when you're joking around and when you're serious. Usually i'm pretty good with that sort of thing but you keep me guessin!

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WWMM Michael

8/1/2017 12:21:25 PM

Hey there, Mr. Tosoff! Except for the fact (being politically incorrect here aka Archie Bunker, and this is not about politics Scott) that you are from the same country of origin as Christomir 'Itso' (who can really stir the pot), I truly cannot picture you as a bad boy. Maybe it is because you have only ever said nice things to and about me. (winky emoji) Anyway, I would love to hear the story someday as to how in the world you made it to Mount Pipemore!!! Maybe that could be the topic of your story, eh?

BTW, I need to copy/paste to MS Word your reply (or save the post) back to me about all your pianos. I want to look at all of them online (another of my hundreds of projects). I truly appreciate your time and trouble of doing that! I will keep you posted about my digital piano search as well. I think I will reward myself with buying one after losing 30 pounds. That will give me more motivation. but may take a while, so please do not hold your breath on that one!

Finally, did they get all the fires put out, by now, I hope?

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WWMM Michael

8/1/2017 12:32:28 PM

Thanks Scott! Due to time constraints, I may just post Alexandra's story here and disqualify myself from the prize I am not ready for anyway. I could ask all the other guys if they also have such a mad, irrational crush in their lives. I think I am aware of one other. (winky emoji)

That could get the attention of DeMonicka, Francesca, Veronica, and Betty, etc. Hopefully I could also get the elusive Evie to show up!

I want them all to learn that not ALL us older guys are stalkers or creepers. Some of us are 100% faithful to our wives and are just lovely, older gents who wish to surround ourselves with lovely and not toxic people. That includes other lovely gents as well as the gals, both young and getting older like us!

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Bryon Tosoff

8/1/2017 12:49:55 PM

Scott, no one can ever figure me out.sorry for offending, I get under peoples skin sometimes, but yeah, pain in the kester to the easter, LOL I wake up and go, who the hell am I., Mike, give me some time and will do what I can...in the midst of problem solving a promo thing I am working

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Bryon Tosoff

8/2/2017 5:01:42 PM

Mike, Fires in BC, still a state of emergency, 30000 people displaced in the cariboo and interior of bc we have fire fighters coming in from Mexico today, over 100, also Australia have sent over a good number and US as well, and other countries, over a hundred out of control, will be a history making year for worst forest fires and areas consumed, the smoke has come down ti the coast now and envelopes all of BC, it smells bad and stings the eyes, very hot in the high 80s and 90s in the fire affected areas, no relief in sight

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WWMM Michael

8/2/2017 8:42:17 PM ---- Updated 8/2/2017 8:42:44 PM

Whoa, so sorry about the fires Bryon; I had no idea they were still raging like that. I get most of my news on the web and have not seen anything lately about it.

As far as your story goes; haha, you can pick whatever story, if any, you want and in your own timeframe! Later, friend!

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8/3/2017 12:26:21 AM

That seems like a trap, but I love it.

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8/3/2017 12:34:56 AM

I need more "shares" it seems I only have 2 on this site :( I am some what of a semi unknown as an internet "star" for some blues and rock people and can prove it. I love to make musics of all kinds, from rock, to blues and everything in between.

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8/3/2017 3:02:28 AM

Well, I appreciate the respect you give me Bryon. I do love to write shit and I am known to be a tad long winded. But I would like to share another true story. One that blesses my soul daily. I was an abandoned and abused child. My father took me and my brother to Los Angeles when I was 4 years old. He left us with a relative who was mentally insane. Said he would be back in two weeks but never returned. Anyway, our lives were very rough and we withstood constant beatings, torture and violent acts of severe pain daily. Then, around about 11 years later we heard from my fathers current wife who told us that he was gravely ill but had confessed to her that he had two kids in California. They were in Portland Oregon. The day that she called my father was scheduled to have brain surgery to remove a tumor. They opened him up, found 5 more tumors, closed him back up and waited for him to die. My brother and I traveled to Portland for his funeral. It was so hard for me to mourn for him because he had abandoned me and left me with the crazy person from hell. I could only feel anger. Anger towards him and this great new life he had created without us. The house was beautiful! Also, there 6 kids that were not even my fathers kids that he had been taking care of. Those kids loved him so much. I could tell by the way they were crying and mourning his loss. There was one room in the house that I was particularly fond of. it was the trophy room. There were trophies in there that were bigger than me. They all had my fathers name on them. He had become a professional bowler and had won a lot of tournaments. I was so impressed with this stuff because he was my father and that meant I was the son of a champion. Up until that point, I had always been told that I was a worthless trash can child that nobody wanted. Even my mother had been missing since I was 2 years old. So, before I had to go back to California I asked my new step mom if I could have one of my dads trophies. Her answer was no. I was so hurt by that as I didn't have anything that was my dads and I really wanted one of those trophies. But she refused and we left Portland empty handed, fatherless and prepared to face the violent craziness that had become our lives.

Several years went by and I grew up, became a man and started my own life and family. But my fathers trophies were always in the back of my head. It was shear torture to think about it. One day I was sitting at home and my telephone rang, it was a girl who asked me my name and then said she was my sister who lived in Portland. Apparently my father had fathered another child in Portland with a different woman than his wife. I flew up to Portland so I could meet my sister and there was no doubt about it because we looked like twins. We have been extremely close ever since then. But anyway, while I was there, my fathers step children heard I was in town and came to see me. It was weird and awkward but I tried to be pleasant and kind.

The day I departed for home I got on the plane and did my normal pre-take off prayer. Then all of a sudden I heard the captain make an announcement. He said that we were being delayed because there was someone who had an urgent matter to discuss with a passenger. Then I looked down the aisle and saw this Black lady running towards me. She thrust a bag in my lap. She cried and apologized profusely about not giving them to me years ago. She hugged me and then ran back off the plane. I looked into the bag and there were two trophies with my dads name on them. I cried the whole trip back to the Bay Area. It just goes to show that you may not get the desires of your heart right away when you want them, but if you just hold onto your faith, the deep desires of your heart will be fulfilled. I believe that for 25 years that woman's conscience bothered her. So much so that she could not miss an opportunity to correct the wrong she had done. Isn't that how we all should be? When we do something hurtful to someone and realize it later, shouldn't we try to correct that in some way? I get up every day, go into my studio and before I start work I look at my fathers trophy and dream that I too can some day be a champion of something. It inspires me in a way that nothing else can inspire me.

Well, that's my story. No, it's not a prize winner but I didn't tell it for that. I told it because I am hopeful that it will inspire someone else to just hold on and be patient. Your trophy is coming for you some day. Trust me, I have plenty of them to prove it. This life called being a musician is often bleak and unrewarded. We have to have thick skin and patience. We have to work hard and rehearse daily year after year. While hoping that some day we will get a break. If that is you, just keep hoping and believing in yourself. Keep writing, producing and performing. Your day of redemption and victorious laughter will come soon enough. Just be thankful that you live and have the opportunity to pursue your dreams. I know, I'm sounding kind of preachy right now. Can't help it y'all. That truly is what I do when I am not doing music. I am usually in some juvenile hall, youth authority camp or state prison bringing the good news about God to the inmates. Just trying to show them that their lives can be changed and their paths corrected. But no, I am not the friendly neighborhood church minster. I don't do church ministry at all. Been working as a prison chaplain for 40 plus years. Actually, I am retired from the chaplaincy but do volunteer work here and there now. So, I can't help being the preachy type.

Much Respect,

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Bryon Tosoff

8/3/2017 10:39:53 AM

thats was a great read Stoneman. thanks. as for me, I just say this, my stories and feelings are in my songs. Thats how I communicate and this is a music site, not a storytelling site. I will do something, share my experiences and stuff, but not here, I will have some essence of what who I am at a blog elsewhere, like at a blog perhaps of my own, as for people like Stoneman, You Scott or others, let me say this some are better at rolling out the stories, maybe have had more experiences they like to share and just love to lay down what they have done accomplished or the challenges they tackled and maybe just feel comfortable in baring their soul, not everyone is going to be like that, we are all different and feel comfortable in sharing their feelings with someone they are close to and or trust, that they can confide in , in private, not all of us are interested in sharing our life story, of events and things to people in a public way.



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Richard Scotti

8/3/2017 3:16:59 PM ---- Updated 8/3/2017 3:17:42 PM

Thank you for sharing that incredible story, Stoneman. It was truly moving and inspirational. Your ability to be so honest about your innermost feelings is a testament to how you have transcended the demons in your life. You are the hero in your own life. We all have challenges of various kinds. When you tell a story like that you make me feel stronger and more optimistic about conquering my own demons. I'm proud to to say that we both share the endeavor of making music.

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The Rhythm Kings

8/3/2017 4:59:02 PM

Well, A story huh?? I've been married 4 times.....And, I am meeting the 5th Mrs Johnson at the alter Sept. 9th.... Need I say more????

Nobody likes a quitter.

As Bullwinkle, said to Rocky. "This time fer sure"!


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Bobby D.

8/4/2017 7:16:10 AM

Well that's impressive, Bruce. Wondering, are you still friends with the previous ones? Sounds like you're leading a full life there!

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Richard Scotti

8/7/2017 3:13:36 PM ---- Updated 8/7/2017 3:14:21 PM

Bruce ~


5th time's a charm! I admire your perseverance!

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