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The Digital OverDose Volume 1,

CONTENTS Letter From The Editor Tips for Success Life in Pictures The Digital OverDose BLOG What’s Hot and Happening The Artist Gallery Special Articles DO Music is made possible by the following sponsors and contributors. The May Day New Haven Committee Clever Computer Repair D.O. Desktop Publishing and Printing John Eaton, Maple Leaf Productions


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igital

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

verDose Our first issue Welcome to the first issue of The

or forced to reinvent themselves

Digital Overdose Musical Magazine.

often into completely different for-

This is a labor of love that has

mats focusing on a broader, less

evolved from my need to give voice

hometown audience. The New Ha-

to those of us who have pissed off

ven Advocate seemed to place a

the local press and can’t get cover-

greater emphasis on catering to the

age, as well as offering insight and

bigger advertiser who would spend

support into the real local, Indie

more money instead of the smaller

music industry. I find that we live in

advertiser and as a result, the musi-

a society that celebrates beauty be-

cian section grew smaller and the per-

yond substance. If you are young

sonal ad section grew bigger. Unless

(26 and under and “beautiful” ac-

one was part of the “click” or paid big

cording to

ad dollars to get coverage, many

MTV standards, then

you can be a “rock star”. I hope that readers will find inspiration, information and stimulation to encourage creation,

voices were no longer heard. It is for you that I embark on this journey. Love, peace and happiness, Shadow

conversation

and action that will ultimately im-

CONTRIBUTORS WANTED

prove the quality of life for all. My mission is to fill the local gap left by New Haven Advocate, which was

Our first issue is a work in progress and I hope that over time we are able to expand our forum and give writers, photographers, illustrators, musicians, and the like the opportunity to contribute and be part of something great.

the sources of reviews, support and

WE WANT YOU!!!

resources for musicians and fans.

If you would like to contribute to The Digital Overdose, please feel free to email Ann Shaw, Promotions Coordinator at ashaw@d-o-music.com or call us (203) 606-2456.

the once great area arts paper The

Unfortunately with the demise of the

newspaper industry due to

evolution of the internet, many papers were brought out, shut down


Colors of Nature By

Shadow For Shore in West Haven

Flowers On The Shore Savin Rock, West Haven CT

Footsteps

Poinsettia Magic at Epcot Center

In the Savin Sand

In Florida

Underwater Wonder at Disney’s Epcot Center Fish Fabulous Forever at Epcot Center

On The Rocks At Savin Rock in West Haven

Down Under at Disney’s Epcot Center


We Want You! Do you have an event that you would like to list? Do you have an opinion that you would like to share? Do you have a CD that you think rocks or rots? Do you know of a band or artist that others should know about it. Do you have equipment or services that you would like to market? Do you have pictures, stories, poetry or advice that you would like to share with others? Are you ready to be part of the solution? Then call or email us with your info and join the Digital OverDose. (203) 606-2456, email ashaw@d-o-music.com.

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THE INDIE MUSICIANS SURVIVAL KIT TIP 1: PROMO MATERIALS; DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM. BY RENAY (SHADOW) GHANT-EATON

Are you a talented musician with a solid playlist? Have you recently started playing out, at clubs, coffee houses, etc? Have you started making a little money? Do you want to be a rock star? Well as an Independent musician, there are a few things you may want to have in place as you start your rise to the top of the charts. A bio: A short history of your brightest artistic accomplishments, as well a listing of y our recordings, who you have played with and any stations you have been featured on. A couple of good JPEG’s that you can transfer easily, so make sure they are small enough to be easily transferrable for email and print. A good quality CD of your best three to four songs that represent a good reflection of your style. This is your most powerful promotional tool. Without it you aren’t even in the game. Anybody can get a CD and most Indie artists have one. Make sure yours stands out by taking the time to put it in a nice case, with an eye catching label and be sure to include your website address (we’ll get to that in a minute) and phone number so you can be reached. A web page or website is your second best tool. It will work for you when you are doing other things. MySpace has regular pages, but they also have artist pages where you can load your MP3’s, post your show dates, send out invites, load JPEG’s and of course get friends. (Now we’re getting good!) HOSTBABY is the next step in websites for artists because it offers more features; email , website stats on hits and visits, different pages for bio, show dates, guest book, breaking news, pictures, MP3 space for full songs and clips in hi-fi and low fi. Both MySpace and HOSTBABY are SNOCAPS compatible. (We’ll cover SNOCAPS in the next article on the best sites to showcase and sell your music.) Business cards can be portable flyers. You can put your picture on it, your next show date on it and of course your website and phone number and leave them in music stores, coffee houses, etc. These tools can help you to present yourself like the up and coming Superstar you are and can help you stand out.


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Modern rock/spoken word songstress Modern Rock/Spoken Word Songstress, Shadow carries 6 strings, 76 keys and a couple of sequencers to present poignant poetry, riveting rhythms, uncluttered yet vibrant choruses and melodies dancing up and down a 4 octave range to spew spoken word and song, with a ferocious flair to fan the flames that feed the fire, as a one woman, rock and roll medicine show spreading love from place to place.

THE SITES www.d-o-music.com CD singles, pics, dates, fan reviews and more www.youtube.com/Divashadow The Digital OverDose Music channel www. thedigitaloverdose.blogspot.com Shadow’s biweekly blog www.ourstage.com/shadowandcompany To vote for Shadow’s music and support her development www.reverbnation.com/shadowandcompany

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The Artist Gallery

Shadow & Company www.d-o-music.com Masulli, White, Klein

Jasmine Gus DuBovic

Masulli, White, Klein convergencetalk@hotmail.com

Moonshine Kellie Myspace.com/moonshinekellie


The Digital OverDose BLOG www.thedigitaloverdose.blogspot.com

I am so sick and tired today. I am tired of working my job and not doing my music full time. I am sick and tired of passive, inactive people who won't even vote on line to support an artist me. I am sick and tired and being measured by my breast size, color and age and not my talent. I am sick and tired of not making the money I deserve and struggling like a dog in spite of the fact that I work like one. I am sick and tired of phony people who act one way one day and another way the next day. I am sick of reaching out to people; trying to build friendships and having them act like they are doing me a favor. I am sick and tired of millions of people making the dancing cat an internet sensation on YouTube, while videos of substance like 9/11 or Ignorance Is Bliss about the genocide in Rwanda barely get viewed. I am sick and tired of scanning my Face book page for meaningful connection only to find a series of self serving, unconnected, random thoughts, shout outs and periodic comments about insignificant nonsense. I am sick and tired of having to be politically correct so I don't offend anyone with what I say or how I act. I am sick and tired not being able to meet a strong, successful, confident, funny, single, honest, sensitive, chivalrous, attractive man who is interested in dating and courageous enough to get out from behind the computer and say hello like a real person in person. I am sick and tired of feeling like I have to "dumb it down" to be accepted and appear non threatening to certain people. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired, but I will not be moved. I promise myself to continue to be me in all my brightness and blackness. I will continue to strive to be the best I can every day and speak my truth. I will continue to make my music not for the masses but for the one who heard "Sane" at a recent show and cried because he finally felt like someone understood him. I will continue to look in the mirror at my Hershey chocolate skin, my thick hips, my kinky hair, and my curved lips and tell myself that “I am beautiful and worthy of everything I seek. I am a child of God and perfect just as I am.� I will remind myself that I path I chose is less traveled and it is lonely at the top. I will continue to thank God for each day as a gift and a new opportunity to be better than my best. I promise to remember that even when it seems that I am alone, I am not. As in the poem "Footprints", Jesus carries me when my load is heaviest. I will not be moved. I promise myself that I will not wear my heart on my sleeve, but as a badge of honor on my chest to share and be shared with. Peace, love and happiness.. Shadow


Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999, brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Musicians On Call uses music to promote and complement the healing process for patients, families and caregivers. Musicians On Call was originally founded by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary in the course of their volunteer work with The Kristen Ann Carr Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. After a concert sponsored by the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, a hospital staff member raised the issue that some of the patients had been unable to attend the performance either because they were in treatment or too sick to leave their rooms. In response, Michael, Vivek and the musician went from room to room to play for those patients who had been unable to attend the concert. The one-on-one interaction of patient and musician created a crucial intimacy; the expressions on the faces of friends and family members at the patients' bedsides revealed a deep sense of connection and release. Musicians On Call was born! Musicians On Call 1133 Broadway Suite 630 New York, NY 10010-8072 phone: 212-741-2709 fax: 212-741-3465 email: info@musiciansoncall.org Bedside Performance Program Live performances are given by volunteer artists who give in-room performances for patients undergoing treatment or who are unable to leave their hospital beds. To date we have played for over 170,000 individuals and their families. Musicians On Call has regularly scheduled weekly performances at the following facilities: CD Pharmacies: At no fee, MOC provides hospitals with complete CD libraries and CD players for patient use. We currently have 342 CD Pharmacies throughout all 50 states and Washington D.C., as well as Puerto Rico and Dublin, Ireland. Musicians On Call 1133 Broadway Suite 630 New York, NY 10010

Project Playback Program This program gives patients the chance to have their original music recorded and produced. Special software enables patients to compose their own songs and work with volunteer professionals who will provide guidance in the writing and recording process.Musicians On all was originally founded by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary in the course of their volunteer work with The Kristen Ann Carr Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. After a concert sponsored by the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, a hospital staff member raised the issue that some of the patients had been unable to attend the performance either because they were in treatment or too sick to leave their rooms. In response, Michael, Vivek and the musician went from room to room to play for those patients who had been unable to attend the concert. The one-on-one interaction of patient and musician created a crucial intimacy; the expressions on the faces of friends and family members at the patients' bedsides revealed a deep sense of connection and release. Musicians On Call was born!


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