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October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Just in time for Halloween [Samhain time]

For those of you who like harps (harmonicas that is), I just got my new harp tune worked up that I've always associated with this Celtic new year [Samhain time for you Celtic folk out there]. Dunmore Lasses is a lively tune, and yet has a mystical feel about it that I've always loved. Hope you do too. Visit my KelticDead Music site at

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on October 30, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

DU Uncuts finally on the air! CCSA plays prominent part

Hi Folks,

Heres is how the CCSA is gaining some regional exposure. To all members or those of you awaiting your ticket to regional stardom, DU Uncuts is being shown in the following areas: Southwest Missouri on KOZK (3rd Saturday of the month) now showing, Kansas City on KCPT Sundays at 11pm (show started Sept 27th). Oklahoma on OETA (launching in November) and Arkansas on AETN (shows times TBA).

Many of your fellow CCSA members are on many of the shows. If you have friends in these… Continue

Added by mudcat on October 24, 2009 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Reworked Keltic Dead Website

Hello all.

Just an update,

For those harmonica fans out there, I reworked my Keltic Dead website to take advantage of the YouTube technology a bit more. I'll be putting out more Celtic tunes with my diatonic harmonicas. My featured video at this time is Roddy McCorley. Great little tune. Hope you like it.

Shaun of the Keltic Dead. [ ]

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on October 23, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

2009 Frisco Arts Festival: BEST. FESTIVAL. EVER.

This past weekend, I was privileged to participate in the Frisco Arts Festival as a performer, service provider, and festival-goer. I have to say this is the best I’ve experienced out of a very long chain of great Frisco events. From fireworks to concerts to storytelling, the city seems to have done it all—but this one takes the prize.

Over a hundred artists—painters, sculptors, photographers—showed up to sell their wares for three wonderful days in October (the 16th, 17th, and… Continue

Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on October 19, 2009 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

Frisco Arts Festival - All too brief, but completely fantastic

To Mike Schaefer, Steve South and tge Frisco Arts organization: thank you so much for the opportunity to play at your wonderful event. Great location, great weather, I felt rather accomplished with my gig. It went by so fast, I wish I could've stayed longer.

I do hope your turnout showed great numbers, because I hope the CCSA can help provide entertainment for this event again!

Added by C. Aaron Moore on October 19, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Value of the Song Critique


I just wanted to thank Roger, Chris, Tony, Steve, Sam and Gary for contributing to such an excellent song critique circle on October 6. This is in no particular order, and their songs and critiques were wonderful as usual.

I just wanted to mention that this event is not just for beginners. I have been a performing songwriter for over 35 years and often facilitate/lead the event, as I did this time. Even so, I brought two new songs to be critiqued by the group. Not… Continue

Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on October 9, 2009 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

Lyrical Buzzwords

I recently finished a song called Guyliner. Inside of the lyrics I have contained recent buzzwords like the titular "Guyliner", "Manscara", "Manscaping", and "Metrosexuality". Now, I've read how certain scholars and certain schoolteachers have a problem with this sort of remixing of component words and generating slang from these new compound words.

The problem is that this completely dismisses the creativity and out of the box thinking that comes with the evolution of society, but… Continue

Added by C. Aaron Moore on October 9, 2009 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

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