D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: "Fall in my own pit /Even when I spot it." (November 2020)
Those are some of the lyrics from the title track, “Sugar Fit,” which kinda characterizes our current mood….
What the hell happened?! September is OVER!
Dang! I have written the newsletter message three times this month 😮 but couldn’t seem to get it together to get it to you. In fact, it wasn’t until this morning that I was able to get my head into the place where it felt right. So here it is.
My BIG message this time?
What’s been in my spirit lately is the spirit of discovering new paths, people, and therefore opportunities for our “Sugar Fit” album, and then to follow through on reaching out to people. We’ve been talking about how some of the people who we had thought were on this same path just stopped pressing in and stopped trying new things. That has been one of the most disappointing things, as we are often encouraged by some of the things that they seem to have learned and have exposed us to. We are vowing NOT to let that happen. Not to get weary in doing well and to pivot when necessary to execute ideas that motivate us to be our creative best.
Finally, what we realize is that this is a marathon and not a sprint, meaning that, though we have released the record out into the world, this is JUST the beginning of the second half of our journey with this “Sugar Fit” album. And that each day from here on out is about getting into the ears of folks that dig this variety of funk music.
Are YOU an ally?
We have free download codes for music reviewers and complementary CDs for radio station deejays. And we JUST found out that we are on all your favorite streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon (among others). We’d love it if you’d come check us out and add us to your funk playlist. Finally, if you prefer the vinyl experience, we’re offering a vinyl pre-order, so that we can give you a beautiful 2-disk set with fill color art plus lyrics. It costs $40. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/sugarfitvinyl
Gab & Jam Ep 145 Pandemic Check-In for the D.I.Y. Rock Star:
5 Strategies to Re-Ignite Your Creativity
(video: http://bit.ly/Ep145pandemicckvid and
podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep145pandemicckpod )
Gab & Jam Ep 143 How Can You Tell if You’re a Sell-Out?
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Here's our newest "Sugar Fit" t-shirts!
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REASONS TO CELEBRATE:
“Sugar Fit” Album release date was September 25, 2020! https://bit.ly/BPJbandcamp
PMG SoundCloud Music streams just surpassed 55.7k! http://bit.ly/prejippiesoundcloud
Gab & Jam SoundCloud streams surpassed 29.8k! http://bit.ly/gabandjam
Gab & Jam Ep 144 Is the Vinyl Album Back?
(video: http://bit.ly/Ep144isvinylbackvid and
podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep144isvinylbackpod )
All Things "Sugar Fit":
“Sugar Fit” Album CD pre-order and digital download https://bit.ly/BPJbandcamp
Record Release Party Livestream at Grove Studios (Ypsilanti, MI) http://bit.ly/PMGStrattonGrove
“Honey” Music Video Released https://bit.ly/Honeysfvid
Vinyl Pre-Order Campaign through Patreon ( http://bit.ly/sugarfitvinyl )
Interview and Review: The Stratton Setlist Review: http://bit.ly/sugarfitstratton
“Honey” Spotify Song Link: http://bit.ly/honeysingle
If you missed last month’s newsletter, here it is: http://bit.ly/oct2020diyrockstar
GAB & JAM:
85. “Get What You Need” @MusicMan #MusicMan
86. “Everyday” @Sandberg #Sandberg
87. “You’re Mine” @Fodera #Fodera
88. “Something’s Wrong” guitar solo @Gibson #Gibson
89. “Something’s Wrong” bass verse @Fodera #Fodera
5 Secret Weapons of the D.I.Y. Rock Star Cheat Sheet https://bit.ly/5secretweapons
“Everyday” (to SoundCloud) http://bit.ly/everydaybpj
“Honey” Spotify Song Link: http://bit.ly/honeysingle
Spotify Prejippified New Funk Playlist:
We started a Spotify playlist to highlight new funk. We've love you to listen, submit, suggest. Here's the link: https://bit.ly/newfunk
“Sugar Fit”: It’s the R&B/funk album that we always wanted to hear; with a mix of Sly, Prince, Cameo, Johnny Guitar Watson, and a splash of Third World. Please follow us on Spotify. :) https://bit.ly/bpjspotfollow
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