Thursday, April 4, 2019

Creative People = Back Biting Egos

I have been releasing music since 2006. Since I am an indie musician I have to do all my own promotion. It's was a nasty surprise how on some of the music sites I quickly gained stalkers leaving ugly comments and telling me how awful I am.
So now for the first time, though I wrote and sold to magazines years ago, I decided to self publish my own Horror Fairy Tale book.
And here come the haters again. It didn't take long for some to pile on telling me how bad my book cover is and blah blah blah.
What a shame. Personally, I am always happy to build others up and help cross-promote their work. But how do you do that in this kind of climate?
And no, there are some decent musicians and authors out there I have met.
But the noise made by the haters always seems to shout over the good.

A little update. 4/6/2019:
Yet another person showed up on the contest to insult my work today. They don't have to like it, but why do that?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And no matter how bad I thought someone else's entry was in a contest I would never leave mean spirited comments about their work.
So many covers I see by Indie authors have the same old same old artwork. Serial killer books with someone holding a big bloody butcher knife on the front or Romance novels with a guy in an open shirt with a six-pack. But don't dare to do something different or color outside the lines or you will be subject to ridicule.
I surely did not expect to be attacked like this
Here is the link:!gallery/12/image/632/BookArt300%20(1)

Would love to hear your hater stories.

And if you like dark humor with your horror, come check out my book also if you have a chance.

If you enjoy dark humor with your incest, torture, cannibalism, dismemberment, and other medieval pastimes you've come to the right place.  These are extremely gruesome adult retellings of classic fairy tales more than just fractured. These are mind-blowing unleashed stories. Deeply dark and twisted sexual encounters and the women in these fairy tales are not the tenderhearted push overs as in modern-day fairy tales.  Bluebeard has an intense appetite for much more than simply murdering his brides. Rapunzel is the spawn of an opium-addicted mother. Meet Sleeping Beauty's twin henchman sons. A product of incest when her own half brother comes upon her helplessly passed out in a coma and takes advantage. 
 So come down to the dungeon, settle onto your Judas cradles and break out your heretic forks. A delectable feast for true horror fairy tale fans. This book will haunt your dreams if not give you vivid nightmares as it did its own author. Each story and many characters are tied together all into one kingdom with a viciously abusive king and many murderous, lascivious and just plain monstrously evil people.  This book includes Bluebeard, Rumpelstiltskin, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and more. A wicked read

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Slippery When Wet's Classic Fairy Tales of Murder and Mayhem now out in Ebook

My new book is finally out on all the major ebook sites.
If you are a hardcore horror fan this one is for you.
Incest, cannibalism, torture. We've got that and a whole lot more.
No one ever said Horror stories are in good taste.
It's now available on Amazon as well

$3.99 and the nightmares are free.
You can also listen to a podcast of Rapunzel on #Iheart radio and many more sites including Youtube

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just Another Pandora Radio Indie Artist Reject

 What is the secret code to open this Pandora's Box?
After 4 rejections of our relatively popular songs on several other streaming sites I had high hopes. But they were swiftly dashed. Yes I am baffled why Pandora keeps rejecting our music.
But then who isn't if all the comments I read about the mass rejections of other Indie artist who have posted their stories is true.  And perhaps the worst part is they give you no inkling of why they didn't accept your music. Is it the production? Are they not taking on certain genres.
Do they just plain hate you and think you suck?
Please Pandora Radio. At least put us out of our misery and tell us what the problem is.
I never even received a rejection email after the first submission. I had to go to the site to see I was a reject.
It seems a bit unfair to leave an artist twisting in the wind
Is there some magic formula the gate keepers are looking for?

I imagine the only thing at this point to have half a chance is to beg people to request our music on the site to break in and we all know how well that goes over with everyone too.
Like they don't have better things to do with their time. Not to mention, it's never fun begging.
I have also had other bands who produce great music tell me they were rejected so quickly they wondered if anyone actually ever took time to listen. But I guess better to get smacked down right away than those who say they waited months thinking no news was good news.
Would love to hear your stories in the comment section below.
Misery loves company you know ;)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Poltergeist Action and a Blazing EMF Session: Got Ghosts?

  We decided to do our own video to see what the cats were up to when we were gone.

They swear it was not them ;)
We also had our demon possessed  Annabelle doll misbehaving and moving things around on top of the piano where she normally resides. And she was the only thing that could set off the Electro Magnetic Field  Meter in that room though it  about caught fire in the kitchen it was so hot.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Gibson Dirty Fingers PickUp Lead on 80's Flying Vee I'm A Spider

Spiders are natures perfect sociopaths. And.....
Because  some have a mentality no different than that of a spider........
Many thanks to Laura Dermid Carroll for the use of her incredible New Orleans spider shot

I'll bite off your head
I'll suck you dry
I'll web you up
And leave you to die
Cause I'm a spider
And that's what spiders do.

I'll snatch you mid flight
I'll bite off your head
I'll spit out your feathers
And leave you for dead
Cause I'm a kitty
And that's what kitties do

I'll lie to your face
I'll bleed you dry
I'll blow you off
And leave you to die
Cause I'm a human
And that's what human's do

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Girls Can't Play Rock Guitar

I have been playing rock guitar for over 35 years now, but still get the helpless little female attitude whether I am setting up for a show  either getting heckled by the early drunks glued to a bar stool watching and making snide remarks asking if I know what I'm doing or when I go into music stores. Particularly Guitar Center.
Not to mention the occasional drunken male who gets in my face during a show trying to distract me.
I have read Joan Jett was pretty much encouraged to take up a more "girly" instrument while still in school and The Heart sisters took a lot of crap too.
Really nothing has much changed in all these years though some incredibly good female guitarist have been around for ages with more coming along. I have see 12 year old girls doing hard core male rocker songs on guitar and sound better than they do. It's not brain surgery.
I am sure I am not the only one out there currently facing this same kind of discriminatory treatment and would love to hear stories from others who have.
I will have to add a few here when I drop back in.
You can find my song "Girls Can't Play Rock Guitar" by Slippery When Wet on all the major streaming sites. And drop me a comment if you have dealt with this attitude. I'd love to hear your story