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Issue 56



For Songwriters Everywhere

May-Jun 2007

Things Are Heating Up!

Hello everyone! How’s it going with you. Busy here as we’ve just released our newest compilation CD. Great songs by songwriters Rick Sponaugle, Betty Tosh, Siegfried Loh, Denise Toth, David Gault and myself. You can buy a copy too, for only $5 US, that includes shipping in the USA. Add $2 more for shipping outside the USA. Send your check or money order to Rogersongs 735 Victory Hwy in North Smithfield, RI 02896 or we can accept Visa or Mastercard through Paypal to Let’s

see what you’ve been working on lately

Sponaugle of Alexandria, VA this time around a mid tempo pop song entitled “Care Fakers” and the fun

“I Lost Your Mind”. Good ones Rick! …………… Joe Sharp sent along a copy of his free newsletter for poets and songwriters as part of the Artists and Writers Fellowship. Get your free copy today by writing Joe at 115 Well St, Maryville, TN 37804… ……………re-recorded a song, done at another studio, adding some extra tracks, for Steve Sevek of Shihola, PA a country pop tune entitled “Nothing’s Changed”.

Hope you like the new and improved version Steve, good song!

Betty Tosh of Latrobe PA, this one a bluesy number entitled “Blue All The Time”. Good one Betty and good luck. Additionally, a bunch more we reworked and recorded include titles “Silent Tears That Fall”, a traditional country tune, the bluesy “Baby Shut Me Down”, the country ballads “Eyes Of A Fool” and “Old Highways Are My Home” . All great songs Betty, good luck with all of them. Betty is currently putting a CD together of these songs and others and a couple are featured on our new compilation disc

going out to radio this month

… American Songwriting contest with a November 16


more songs for the very busy Rick

………another song recorded for


more songwriting contests coming in including the Great


deadline. You can get more info at …also the 3rd Annual Narrative Song Competition, for those of you who write songs that tell a story. Deadline December 20 th . More information at ……Also the USA Songwriting Competition with a deadline

of May 31st. Great prizes too. More info at

Good luck with your submissions all!!



a letter and CD from Howard Vokes of New Kendington,

PA who’s had a long career in the music business working with and writing for Hank Williams and Wanda Jackson among others. He’s got a new CD out “Songs Of Tragedy and Disaster”. You can get it direct from Howard at PO Box 12, New Kensington, PA 15068-0012. I don’t have a price, sorry…………….Virgie Warren of Flushing MI sent along her newsletter the Bluebird Country News. If you’d like to subscribe to it, contact Virgie at 309 Elm Street, Flushing MI 48433……………Note from Michael Greer of Uniontown, PA who’s keeping busy with his newsletter and writing songs with Roger Glenn Miller and Jon Covert, “Have I Traded My Home For The Bottle”, and with Roy Prejean and Joni Covert one entitled “What’s A Man To Do”. He also has a new CD out entitled “Promises”. Check out his ad somewhere in this rag for more info………… Note from Roger Glenn Miller of Middletown, RI who, along with Bill Friday, were recently named the Rhode Island Country Music Association’s 2007 “Radio Personalities Of The Year”. Roger and Bill co- host the “New England Country Pipeline” show, Saturday mornings on WADK in Newport, RI. Congrats

Roger!! …………Recorded a song for Denise Toth of North Hollywood, CA, an up-tempo pop song entitled “Who Knew”. This one is included on our new compilation disc. Hope it gets lots of airplay for

ya, Denise! ………………One more songwriting contest from the Dallas Songwriters Association, with a deadline of June 30 th . They also run a bi-monthly lyric contest. More info at Good luck!


Don’t forget that we have released a new compilation CD on our Blue Moon label this month.

Don’t forget to get your copy. Only $5 including postage! All money is distributed back to the

songwriters. And if you want to be a part of our next release call or email me for more information at 401- 765-5275 or email us at Please leave a message! And don’t forget we do accept

MasterCard and Visa for purchases and services via Paypal. Thanks all

Til next time!

Keeping cool? You bet I am!!

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Gigs From Hell – Part Duh!

OK, I know you performing musicians and songwriters have stories from the road. We’ve all had those nights when things go horribly wrong. This one time regular feature of this rag is back! Enjoy! … Here’s another Lex story and for those of you who don’t remember, Lex was a drummer in a cover band I was in back in the 70’s. By the way, he’s now a nurse, so if you’re ever in a hospital and a curly red headed male nurse named Lex comes into your room, run for your life!! You’ll thank me for it later. Anyway, Lex was not supposed to be in the band. He had auditioned and we decided on someone else, a better drummer. Two weeks before our first gig, a month long four night a week run at a local nightclub, the drummer and bass player decide to quit, leaving us scrambling for replacements. Lex happened to call that evening asking if we had made a decision. “You’re hired”, I said! We got through the gig ok, but of course in the back of my mind (and others in the band), I was thinking of finding another drummer at some point, but Lex kinda grew on ya, (can you say “Costanza!!”), and he did have a van which made moving equipment a little easier. Well it really wasn’t a van but one of those air cooled Volkswagen buses; used, cranky with no heat, and Lex couldn’t drive a standard when he bought it, hence the problem. Next gig, Lex pulls up to the back of the club, we unload the equipment, next thing you know Lex has backed the bus into a swale or gully at the edge of the parking lot. Lex, (he has a thing for finding holes), has managed to dig himself even deeper into the mud, spinning his wheels, while his front wheels are sticking in the air. The club owner wanders out to find his band trying to push this van out of the mud. Next thing you know there’s 20 slightly inebriated guys rocking this thing back and forth and YES we did get that thing out of there with their help.

This wasn’t the last time that he managed to do this, (upstate New York comes to mind). By the way, he eventually did burn out the clutch on the bus, at a gig no less, and drove BACKWARDS through the suburbs of Boston home one evening, about 20 miles. Ahh, Lex we miss ya!

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