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Tim Behrens

Tim Behrens 

Multi-Instrumental Singer/Songwriter, Composer, iPad Musician, and Digital Enthusiast

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Freelance Designer, IT Professional

Followers: 6,033

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My Music Hangout33,550*Featured Event - C Bret Campbell* Come join us this Friday night at 9:30pm ET for a special featured event showcasing one of our favorites @104095212999325601474! We all know him and love him from our open mic nights and we figured it was about time to show him the love by not making him share the mic! Bret is the Co-Founder of @101241143350062397090 which was founded in 2011 as a merging of @112247104199083073782's production and promotion services with those of BUNKS Multimedia. Mid Tenn focuses on independent musicians, labels, venues, publications and web partnerships. Along with free information and promotion services, Mid Tenn act as consultant, webmaster, and online marketing director for bands, artists, indie labels, radio promo companies, and others.  Bret has been a musician for 35 years and has been involved in the music community in some way or another all of that time.  *Follow C Bret Campbell* http://www.stephensonrd.com http://www.midtnmusic.com http://www.smallbarnsound.com     *Support My Music Hangout!* If you enjoy what  is doing to help support and showcase indie musicians and want to continue seeing shows like this, please consider supporting our efforts by becoming our sponsor or patron. http://patreon.com/MMHRocks #MyMusicHangout #MMHRocks #music Featured Event - C Bret Campbell2015-05-16 03:30:0094  
My Music Hangout33,550_My Music Hangout Productions Presents_ *11 Incredibly Talented Google+ Musicians Playing Mostly Cover Songs! Music On The Plus: Cover Time!*  _TRIBUTE/COVER SONGS_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MnsjpkGja8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqPopdqHNVA @101439746092215731211  Straight Shooter, Mamas & Papas Got a Feeling, Mamas & Papas Homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkel Something, The Beatles Tell Her No, Zombies California Dreamin', Mamas & Papas Walk Through the Fire, Joss Whedon @110138429162147839064  Shooting Star, Bad Company All Along The Watchtower, Bob Dylan  Run Around (original) (original?) @117901554331754441205  Needles & Pins, The Searchers On and On, Steven Bishop Just Like Heaven, The Cure  Annie's Song, John Denver Don't Worry Baby, Beach Boys Bennie and the Jets, Elton John @104095212999325601474  Wayfaring Stranger Southern Cross, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young The Backwood's Song  The Pilgrim, Kris Kristofferson Spanish Pipe Dream, John Prine @113447234658420269519  Teenage Kicks, The Undertones Hey Man (Now You're Really Living), Eels @106692480878651994202  (original) Stand By Me, Ben E. King Hey Baby, JJ Kale (original) @110933630432883530099  Stella Blue, Grateful Dead  Sierra (original) @106051494709883110093  Elderly Woman Behind The Counter, Pearl Jam @113249697464941249341   Mon manège à moi, Edith Piaf Sans contrefaçon, Mylène Farmer @109622899057206070303   The Plank, The Devil Makes Three Wrong Way, Sublime @105602899824045433714   (original) Ponder On (original) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel (http://bit.ly/MMH-YouTube) and watch the edited versions of this show for your listening pleasure! I also encourage to to follow all of these musicians and go check out more of their music! *Wednesday, September 17th 9pm-11pm EST* We are scheduling 2 hours for this event but we will go all night if enough musicians show up! If you are interested in playing, let us know in the comments and list the songs you might want to play! *Attention Musicians:* Please join our open mic community (http://bit.ly/1welPyx) and let @114696714591886852783 know if you need to do a sound check between now and then to make sure you are ready! *We Need Sponsors/Support!* http://patreon.com/MyMusicHangout If you enjoy what @106050675641651299878 is doing to help support and showcase musicians, please consider supporting our efforts by becoming our patron. Thank you to @100404882167360209822 @110844103681368925448 @109530504863148930681 @107755814114148587564 and @100727068364709756265 for believing in us and for your support!  #MyMusicHangout #music #openmic  Music On The Plus: Cover Time!2014-09-18 03:00:00167  
beatstone2,106,886*September 25th we kick off the 2013 AITP Online Music Festival week. The fun all starts when Artists from all over the globe start arriving in LA. This event bringing you close to hundred emerging Artists worldwide. In person and virtually using Google Hangouts.  Is also part of this year's Social Media Week in Los Angeles.*   *Live from Village Studios* We will be bringing you live performances from thirty of your favorite Artists In The Plus musicians, streamed on YouTube worldwide.  In every decade since its founding, The Village has produced the favorite songs of all time. As the look and sound of music changes, so does The Village. From legends like Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, B. B. King and Bob Dylan to current artists like Coldplay, Taylor Swift and John Mayer you would be hard pressed to find an artist who hasn't recorded here.  *Live from Bergen* We have a special live event in Bergen, Norway Saturday September 28th, brought to you by the new European division of Artists In The Plus! You can join us in Bergen with performances by Madcraft, Ilona, and Artist Of The Year 2012 Myrna Braza from the beautiful Biblioteket Bar!  *12 Hours a day of Hangout On Air Performances!* We’ll have dozens of artists from _all over the world_ live on Youtube as well via Hangouts On Air.  *Los Angeles Photo Walk* We also will have Jordan Oram in LA with us, and he is planning a photo walk for the event on Monday September 30th! Contact Jordan if you would like to join us. *Unfamous AITP POST-FEST* Join us at *The Roxy Theater* 9009 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. World famous live music venue on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood since 1973. This event will run Monday September 30th 9pm-2am    *Artists In The Plus RECORDING CONTEST WITH GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER Val Garay!*  You can help one of your favorite Artists get the opportunity to have a song recorded with Val Garay. The Artists In The Plus panel and Val Garay will narrow those submissions down to five finalists. Those finalists will be announced live at Village Studios during the Online Music Festival. Then is up to you the fans, who gets a chance to record with Val Garay at his studio. He’s garnered over 100 gold & platinum records with total record sales over 125,000,000 worldwide. He’s been Nominated for Grammy’s on 9 different occasions and won for the “Record of the Year & Song of the Year” with Bette Davis Eyes in 1981 and an Emmy Nomination for Neil Diamond’s TV Special, “Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight”. *Luna Guitars and Artists In The Plus are giving away two guitars during the AITP Online Music Festival!* One Artists in The Plus fan will win a beautiful TRI PAR (Trinity Parlor)  Luna Guitar during the Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival. On Saturday September 28th fans can add a special catch phrase to any comment on YouTube, or or Facebook and Google+ event pages. This will make them eligible for the random drawing of a winner. They can simply add the phrase *“Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival 20132013-09-27 20:00:00573  
beatstone2,106,886*Social Media Posting, Piggybacking and Deleting: Ep3 - AITP 15 for 15* _Artists in the Plus 15 for 15 Hangout on Air for Musicians and Bands Video Series_ *Episode 3 of The Music Business 101 Artists in the Plus 15 for 15 Hangout on Air for Musicians and Bands will be live on:* _*Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT. (UTC/GMT -4 hours)*_  *Episode 3:  Social Media Posting, Piggybacking and deleting: Ep3 - AITP 15 for 15* In Episode 3, +Loren Weisman will touch on what is going up online, how much is going up and what should be taken down and what should be highlighted. Making your social media work for your existing fans and for people coming to your pages for the first time is crucial. Too much clutter is going to send people away. Helping you view your self as the architect and the housekeeper to your social media in this 15 minute episode. For members, there will be a private question and answer session after the 15 for 15 and Loren will also be giving away one free 1/2 hour consult (a 75 dollar value) to An Artists in the Plus Member_ *About The Music Business 101 Series:* The Music Business 101 Artists in the Plus 15 Hangout on Air for #musiciansandbands series will be presented by Music Business Consultant, Speaker and Author Loren Weisman. He will be the only presenter for this series. *About The Artists In The Plus 15 for 15 Hangouts On Air for Musicians:* The Artists In The Plus #15for15 Hangouts On Air for Musicians Video Series. These come in sets of 15 episodes that are 15 minutes long over 15 weeks with experienced musicians, music professionals and music educators to help musicians and artists address various aspects of the music business to help move their careers forward professionally, creatively, and successfully in the music industry of today.  *About This 15 for 15 Presenter* Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author +Loren Weisman works to help, assist & consult independent artists, musicians, businesses, labels & managers to achieve sustainable success. He has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer. Loren Weisman also maintains TV productions credits for three major networks as well as serving as a media consultant for many businesses in and out of the arts and entertainment fields. _For more on Loren Weisman's music industry speaking, #musicbusinessconsulting, music industry coaching or other services, visit:_ http://lorenweisman.com/ *About Artists In The Plus* Artists In The Plus Introduces, #PromotesandConnects the music of musicians around the world through Online Performance Showcases, Online Music Events and Artist Interviews with fans everywhere. Artists In The Plus is an online music community dedicated to assisting artists as they assist each other to reach the most people possible. With our Artists in the Spotlight Series, 15 for 15 Series, #OnlineMusicFestival, Artist Interviews and much more. Artists In The Plus continues to build and grow a community of musicians, muSocial Media Posting, Piggybacking and deleting: Ep3 - AITP 15 for 152013-09-12 04:00:0065  
beatstone2,106,886Have you ever wondered who is behind the scenes at +Artists In The Plus? Here's your chance to find out what we're all about! On Monday (10PM EDT), founder and CEO of AITP US +John Voshell, along with members of the team, will be on hand to answer your questions in the first of a series of Hangouts dedicated to sharing our staff and our vision with the world. This first Hangout will serve as an introduction to the US staff, featuring discussion and live music! No worries, John will not be singing. *Artists In The Plus is run in large part by some of your favorite musicians here on Google+!* *Featured musicians include:*  Assistant Vice President and Head Audio Engineer +David Santy along with +Shani S, +Meri Amber, and +Tim Behrens who have all helped build AITP into what it is today.  AITP began as a music channel here on Google+ but is continuing on with a focus on growing into bigger and better things, for the company _and_ for the talented musicians we feature (such as the 2013 Online Music Festival). *We'll be using the Questions app so _anyone_ can ask a question during the live broadcast.* We will get your questions answered, learn more about the staff members joining us. As well as have some great music!  *+Artists In The Plus US is:* +John Voshell                    C.E.O. +Arne Wilhelmsen          Vice President +David Santy            Asst. Vice President/Head Audio Engineer  *Day To Day Operations Team* +Meri Amber                     +Shani S  +Brent Michelle  +Robert Combs   +Sara Corbin  +James Olmos  +James Olmos   +Roger R.H. King Artists In The Plus: Who We Are - Part 12013-07-30 04:00:0076  
beatstone2,106,886@103083353388507768122 brings you "In The Spotlight!" with more music, less talk, and your chance to win a spot in a private backstage hangout party every show! Watch the 30 minute broadcast with @113247553506653386664. Everyone who interacts on the Event page and shares the On Air Broadcast. Will be invited into the private after party hangout when the show ends. For chat and more music including covers."In The Spotlight!" James Olmos2013-04-04 04:00:0083  
Billy Wilson1,540,446@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we're joined by musicians and people helping Google+ become a place where musicians can get noticed including @112873520313436899309 who runs @103083353388507768122 that is the foremost promoter of independent musicians on G+. Also joining us will be Musicians @112181520176506548919, @102002299339025067376, @101519642797923592328, @113247553506653386664, and @101465854435804471513 (that jazz guy on the internet), We'll also be joined by the CEO of CrushIQ @112528443699803395789 and Photographer @104723167398398004122. The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH4 The show is currently embedded above!TSBW Variety Show #49: How Google+ is Helping Musicians along with Live Music from Rob Michael and Deni Gauthier ! (On Air Hangout)2013-03-09 04:00:00127  
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar1,524,405*RSVP for the* *Google+* *Hangout with* +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  *on 26th January at 8.30pm IST, 10.00am GST, 3.00pm GMT* *Theme* : *What can we do for a Violence-free, Stress-free society* ? *Post your questions here with Hashtag* #srisrihangout   *Login and say* ' *Yes* ' *to this invite and get a reminder on your* *Google+, Calendar and Gmail to catch the live-stream else just click to* http://youtube.com/ArtofLivingTV *This event will also include an* ' *online guided meditation* ' *by* +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  *Add* +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar *to your circles and join the* " *Art of Living Community* " *to always stay connected* .Google+ Hangout With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar2013-01-26 16:00:0031978  
Mike Searle45,202I would like to personally invite you to the very first Kansas City HIRL from the @110816546597719152349 Space. We'll be joined in person by @107323726887023845557, and possibly by some of the creators of @101560853443212199687 for a tour of the Fiber Space, as well as doing what may be the very first Hangout on Air from the Fiber Space. We also hope to have some fun swag to give away! Following the event, we'll have a meal at @115122276339847468849, which is within walking distance of the Fiber Space. Anna's Oven is the only restaurant I've ever heard of that donates 50% (!) of their profits to charity. While there we hope to join Sarah and her KOMU team via hangout as they attend the Emmy's for their team's nomination! Date: September 22, 2012 Time: TBD (shortly following the conclusion of the tour) Place: Anna's Oven, 1809 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111‎ Cost: As much or as little as you want to spend Just _what_ is a "HIRL"? HIRL is an acronym for when Google Plus users decide to meet in person. A "Hangout In Real Life". Here's a link for more info: https://plus.google.com/116758906530929229377/about The event is *FREE,* and I hope to see you all there, but even if you can't make it I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who is in the area and/or you think would be interested in attending. Lastly, be sure to thank @101729179869907640004 and @102865933383303728942 for their *huge* help in making this happen!Kansas City - Google Fiber HIRL2012-09-22 12:00:00113  
Billy Wilson1,540,446Another episode of my fun weekly show! I will have joining me photographers +Darlene Hildebrandt, +mark helm, +Christianna Pierce, and +Scott Detweiler; +Katie Wright; caricature artist +Rodney Pike; and special musical guest +Tim Behrens ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show in our chatroom when the show is live: http://blyve.com/event/b93e3550c916bd7431000000 This episode we will be talking to +Christianna Pierce about her mobile photography project, +Rodney Pike about the caricatures he does, and +Scott Detweiler will be showing us something in Photoshop! The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the recording will be posted to this event.Photoshop, Mobile Photography, Caricatures and more Tomorrow on That Show with Billy Wilson #21 (On Air Hangout)2012-08-25 04:00:0027  

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2014-10-10 03:30:22 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Spending a lot of my evenings right now getting ready for the Taxi Road Rally in LA next month. Just showing off my new business card (front and back) and a wip cd. This evening, I started designing the cd using a cutout template printed on cardstock, hand cut, folded and glued. And the cd itself, with the label printed right on it using a lightscribe burner. In the end, it should cost me less than a dollar for each set I give out. It's really got me thinking a lot about how much we can do without having to spend tons of money these days.

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2014-07-30 05:08:46 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Despite being exhausted, couldn't seem to get to sleep tonight.  Here is some random fractal artwork to commemorate my insomnia.  Composed with Fraxplorer and Photoshop.

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2014-07-30 05:08:46 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Despite being exhausted, couldn't seem to get to sleep tonight.  Here is some random fractal artwork to commemorate my insomnia.  Composed with Fraxplorer and Photoshop.

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2016-05-03 01:19:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Part 5 of my Fractal Exploration series. This was a WIP for some time, and something I could never quite get back around to. It's a compilation of Fractal Videos by Glen Cambell, shared now via Creative Common license. I dropped the audio and remixed with my own sound design, using a lot of iPad synths, compiled in Cubase. I love to put sound to video, am endlessly fascinated with fractals. It was a great learning experience, but something that never had an end goal. Before sending it to the archives, I thought it would be fun to share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZ2iNfagmk&feature=youtu.be

Part 5 of my Fractal Exploration series. This was a WIP for some time, and something I could never quite get back around to. It's a compilation of Fractal Videos by Glen Cambell, shared now via Creative Common license. I dropped the audio and remixed with my own sound design, using a lot of iPad synths, compiled in Cubase. I love to put sound to video, am endlessly fascinated with fractals. It was a great learning experience, but something that never had an end goal. Before sending it to the archives, I thought it would be fun to share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZ2iNfagmk&feature=youtu.be___

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2015-10-08 02:16:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

To support and help Virtual Photo Walks by using ChangUr click this link  http://bit.ly/1VD0xly
Virtual Photo Walks is so excited to be part of the ChangUr launch at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 6, 2015 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. https://youtu.be/M4OHUnzJzTw

ChangUr.com was created to provide the world’s most connected generation with a window into global challenges, empowering them to take small actions to overcome threats such as disease and natural disasters.The app enables individuals to round up their digital financial transaction to an amount they specify, donating “digital spare change” to charities of their choice.By focusing millions of small donations from users across the country onto the world’s most pressing challenges, ChangUr amplifies the impact of each donation.ChangUr highlights non-profit organizations with a proven track record ofintegrity,... more »

To support and help Virtual Photo Walks by using ChangUr click this link  http://bit.ly/1VD0xly
Virtual Photo Walks is so excited to be part of the ChangUr launch at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 6, 2015 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. https://youtu.be/M4OHUnzJzTw

ChangUr.com was created to provide the world’s most connected generation with a window into global challenges, empowering them to take small actions to overcome threats such as disease and natural disasters.The app enables individuals to round up their digital financial transaction to an amount they specify, donating “digital spare change” to charities of their choice.By focusing millions of small donations from users across the country onto the world’s most pressing challenges, ChangUr amplifies the impact of each donation.ChangUr highlights non-profit organizations with a proven track record of integrity, purpose and impact, providing them with an opportunity to scale their fundraising, outreach, mission and vision.___

2015-09-15 02:56:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Hi friends.  A few nights ago, I posted my Songwriter 5 channel and ask for some help in voting.  Turns out you don't really have to vote.  You just have to go there and click the big share button in the top right hand corner.  If you share it out, I get points, and a slightly greater chance of being heard by the judges eventually.  I don't know what to think of contests, honestly, but just trying to get some music out there, 'be in the world' a bit.  Thanks for checking it out.
http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/TimBehrens

Hi friends.  A few nights ago, I posted my Songwriter 5 channel and ask for some help in voting.  Turns out you don't really have to vote.  You just have to go there and click the big share button in the top right hand corner.  If you share it out, I get points, and a slightly greater chance of being heard by the judges eventually.  I don't know what to think of contests, honestly, but just trying to get some music out there, 'be in the world' a bit.  Thanks for checking it out.
http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/TimBehrens___

2015-09-15 02:39:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Word of wisdom from someone who I know lives them.  Thanks for being you, +James Olmos 

it's really simple . . . love___Word of wisdom from someone who I know lives them.  Thanks for being you, +James Olmos 

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2015-09-15 02:31:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

A Singular Moment In Time
Going back through and getting some performance videos for recent 'song-a-week' attempts.
https://youtu.be/nyffwjIRFOg

A Singular Moment In Time
Going back through and getting some performance videos for recent 'song-a-week' attempts.
https://youtu.be/nyffwjIRFOg___

2015-09-12 04:57:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Check out my channel TimBehrens on Songwriter 5 #amplifier #social #platform http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/TimBehrens …

Check out my channel TimBehrens on Songwriter 5 #amplifier #social #platform http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/TimBehrens …___

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2015-09-12 04:05:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Another one, also Mandelbulb 3d with some Photoshop.

Another one, also Mandelbulb 3d with some Photoshop.___

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2015-09-12 04:04:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Created in Mandelbulb 3d with some compositing in Photoshop.

Created in Mandelbulb 3d with some compositing in Photoshop.___

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2015-09-12 04:01:18 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Me, and my evil twin, covering Pink Floyd's 'Fearless'.  https://youtu.be/8A_eE03DdNI

Me, and my evil twin, covering Pink Floyd's 'Fearless'.  https://youtu.be/8A_eE03DdNI___

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2015-09-10 23:51:26 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

So thankful for the opportunity to write and record with the talented +Jessica Gray.  The song is titled 'Pictures'.  Thanks for all the support, and more importantly, for supporting my friend, Jessica.  Please consider helping me to get her name out there with a share.  https://youtu.be/nZv5vjJg6h4

So thankful for the opportunity to write and record with the talented +Jessica Gray.  The song is titled 'Pictures'.  Thanks for all the support, and more importantly, for supporting my friend, Jessica.  Please consider helping me to get her name out there with a share.  https://youtu.be/nZv5vjJg6h4___

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2015-09-02 20:05:44 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Finally got around to recording a performance of a tune I've been doing for a while, but just couldn't seem to capture.  It's called 'Wishing Well', and is about the dark places we some times go, seeking inspiration.  https://youtu.be/tRXKoOHyH1g

Finally got around to recording a performance of a tune I've been doing for a while, but just couldn't seem to capture.  It's called 'Wishing Well', and is about the dark places we some times go, seeking inspiration.  https://youtu.be/tRXKoOHyH1g___

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2015-07-27 03:35:52 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Had a wonderful time meeting +June Gaul today.  June has been a huge supporter, a kind and caring presence in the online musical community, and someone who has brightened my day countless times with her words of encouragement.  It was a great reminder to me why I keep writing and playing.  Thank you for that, June.  So glad to know you.

WHAT AN HONOUR AND A GREAT PLEASURE
I had the best time meeting +Tim Behrens  this afternoon.
Thankyou ever so much Tim for making a dream come true 'Meeting my favorite INDIE Musician from G+' Can't wait to see you again and meet your family. ___Had a wonderful time meeting +June Gaul today.  June has been a huge supporter, a kind and caring presence in the online musical community, and someone who has brightened my day countless times with her words of encouragement.  It was a great reminder to me why I keep writing and playing.  Thank you for that, June.  So glad to know you.

2015-05-16 02:28:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Featured Event - C Bret Campbell.

Added photos to Featured Event - C Bret Campbell.___

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2015-05-15 18:00:47 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

When I was younger, I tried to write the most complex melodies that my fingers could handle.  I had a Cherry Red glittery Charvel Jackson with shark fin inlays and spent my days practicing how fast I could rip through distorted scales and arpeggios.  I really kind of thought that was the sign of good musicianship, showing how technical you could be.  

I won't pretend that my change in thinking happened overnight, but it is true that some of my more musically inclined friends introduced me to B.B. King, and that it left a lasting impression.  Here was a guy who could put more feeling and soul into one note than I could into twenty.  And, sometimes, when he'd play that one note over and over, hang on to it like the last shred of hope, throw a little vibrato in at the end, my heart would break.... in a good way, remind me that music is about feeling.  He was talking through hisinstr... more »

When I was younger, I tried to write the most complex melodies that my fingers could handle.  I had a Cherry Red glittery Charvel Jackson with shark fin inlays and spent my days practicing how fast I could rip through distorted scales and arpeggios.  I really kind of thought that was the sign of good musicianship, showing how technical you could be.  

I won't pretend that my change in thinking happened overnight, but it is true that some of my more musically inclined friends introduced me to B.B. King, and that it left a lasting impression.  Here was a guy who could put more feeling and soul into one note than I could into twenty.  And, sometimes, when he'd play that one note over and over, hang on to it like the last shred of hope, throw a little vibrato in at the end, my heart would break.... in a good way, remind me that music is about feeling.  He was talking through his instrument, breathing his soul into the spaces between, and speaking his own truth in a way that none of my fine tuned scales could ever touch.  And he wasn't speaking to the money, he was speaking to the matter at hand.  You don't learn that kind of blues, you suffer through them, and if you're B.B. King, you rise above them in powerful song.

It is a sad day for the music world, and I can't help but feel a heavy heart, but it is hard for me to even fathom how many guitarists and singers have been influenced by his voice, his simplicity, his musical and powerful truth. I don't think the 'Thrill is Gone'.  I think it has been passed on, and will live for ages.  All I can do is take a moment to offer my thanks.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/15/entertainment/bb-king-remembered-feat/index.html

#BBKing___

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2015-05-11 04:16:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Took a break from music tonight to dive into the world of Mandelbulb and Photoshop.  Here's a few of the results.

Took a break from music tonight to dive into the world of Mandelbulb and Photoshop.  Here's a few of the results.___

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2015-05-11 01:26:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Guess who is the proud new owner of 'The Balladeer'.  If you're not familiar with +Tim Jones, he's a masterful songwriter with authentic country vibes, poignant and clever lyrics, and a sincere delivery that flows the air waves effortlessly.  His latest album is a 'collection of 14 original songs, produced by Billy Lawson, and recorded at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL'.  I'm honored to say that I've gotten to write and perform with Tim, and he's the kind of person, and artist, that has made my experience here at Google a magical one.  http://BalladeerMusic.com

Guess who is the proud new owner of 'The Balladeer'.  If you're not familiar with +Tim Jones, he's a masterful songwriter with authentic country vibes, poignant and clever lyrics, and a sincere delivery that flows the air waves effortlessly.  His latest album is a 'collection of 14 original songs, produced by Billy Lawson, and recorded at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL'.  I'm honored to say that I've gotten to write and perform with Tim, and he's the kind of person, and artist, that has made my experience here at Google a magical one.  http://BalladeerMusic.com___

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2015-05-04 19:36:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

New song by one of my favorite singer songwriters and people, +James Olmos.  Love the openness and sincerity of his music.

New song I wrote and recorded today . . . needs some tweaking but it will develope ;)  Hope it offers good things to ya

She will mend her broken wing
Upon the rock that kept her soul
She draws her strength from the dirt
As she roams - she roams - As she roams - she roams

All the wisdom in her hand
A blessed light within her soul
These alone can cure the race
As she roams - she roams - As she roams - she roams

Grace and diamonds never friend
And grace alone has saved her soul
Take the wisdom from her hand
As she roams - she roams - As she roams - she roams___New song by one of my favorite singer songwriters and people, +James Olmos.  Love the openness and sincerity of his music.

2015-05-04 17:16:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

This will be a great show.

+Tim Jones just released "The Balladeer" and we want to help him celebrate!

We're going to take a Memorial Day off from our normal MTL recording schedule by presenting Tim +Balladeer Music on Saturday the 23rd instead.

You will not want to miss this very special evening. Tales shall be spun, and if "the whiskey don't leave" drinks will be served and many many songs shall be sung by the master of traditional down-South country music!

We'll follow Tim up with a bit of a jam session / open mic thing with some of your other favorite pickers, too. So get a comfortable spot on the porch, pull the cork out da jug, and settle in for an evening of Real Music! 

Don't forget to wet your whistle in advance here:
 https://play.google.com/store/music/artist?id=Afxrjhs7ng24wruhqffcbezh7ku___This will be a great show.

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2015-05-01 21:49:04 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Nice interview with two of my favorite people.  +John Voshell is an incredibly supportive networking force for independent musicians.  +James Olmos is an amazing singer/songwriter who sings from the heart.  You won't find a more authentic guy.  I'm truly grateful to call them both friends.

Today's Featured Artist is James Olmos

I recently had the opportunity to chat with +James Olmos. We spoke about his music, photography, and performing online. You can view the entire interview and learn more about James at the link below.

#MusicDiscovery #IndieSpotlight #MusicInterview  ___Nice interview with two of my favorite people.  +John Voshell is an incredibly supportive networking force for independent musicians.  +James Olmos is an amazing singer/songwriter who sings from the heart.  You won't find a more authentic guy.  I'm truly grateful to call them both friends.

2015-05-01 21:38:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Sounds like fun.  Sharing for my artist friends.  Think I may have to take a stab at this, too.

Major anouncement! Music and art are entertwined and much the same. Therefore Dead Air is announcing a contest for the best psychedelic poster for the show each month. Starting today on the first of May if you know an artist let them know about this. If you are one then get busy!!

The rules are that:
1) Poster must be for Dead Air.
2) Must be original.
3) Must be psychodelic!!

Deadline is the last Tuesday of each month. The winner will be announced on the last show of each month and the winner will be the entry that garners the most votes in the poll.

Share this to the four winds of concert, show art and poster communities here on Google Plus.

The winner will recieve 100.00 dollars and an interview and their art and name prominantly displayed for the month!

Ya dig?

Let's get it started!!___Sounds like fun.  Sharing for my artist friends.  Think I may have to take a stab at this, too.

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2015-05-01 03:55:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

All I did was share a few songs among friends, but I appreciate the mention.  Many thanks to the +Hangout Records crew for their perseverance and dedication.  Looking forward to spending the evening with them tomorrow.  

The folks at Hangout Records including +The Dead Shed +Eddie Conlon +C Bret Campbell +Aaron Young +June Gaul +Frank Bluegrass 
have been working hard this last week.  Several of us including myself reached out to a top google contributor on the google help forums a little over a week ago and brought the studio codec problem in HOA's to their attention.  A nice young lady named PeggK spoke with us privately and she assured she would escalate the issue.

If you remember correctly, for three weeks only two people could be in a HOA with studio mode working. A third person would knock it.  You would get a message when you went to switch to studio in red letters that said "Voice Mode In Use.'  During this time Open mic nights have suffered greatly.  Our fans and followers have been anxious for us to host some shows and get this matter resolved. 

On Tuesday night this week, several of us got together to do another test of Syudio Mode.  I would have to say this group of folks tested studio mode 50-75 times during this down period.   Tuesday night turned out to be our first successful attempt to have more than 2 folks in a HOA for a music hangout with studio mode back in tact. So, every night this week, the Hangout Record crew has got together at night to keep running tests.  All have been successful, "knocks on Wood."
We have even recorded a few segments of Dusty playing.  We ran a Jam Session Test at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utems4RPPME. 

So after all our hard work, after working with PeggK, after enduring all the issues we have had STUDIO MODE is back for now at least.  I hope it stays fixed because we have two important events this weekend which will be music HOA's. 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmjgtt1pnlsnao24uqmla670g7o
(hangout with +Tim Behrens ) Friday Night

and

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvsritunqfes25mffnno0ekn4ak
(+Dead Air ) Saturday Night.

With that in mind I'd like to that those that have been testing this stuff non-stop once again for their tireless efforts to get this handled the right way and as our own private findings.  That would be +Aaron Young, +C Bret Campbell +Frank Bluegrass +The Dead Shed +June Gaul +Eddie Conlon +Cecilee Linke  +Doug Jackson +Tim Behrens +Tim Jones and of course much love to our top Google Contributor again, PeggyK.  It was nice being able to reach someone from Google to fix this matter.  

Thanks for reading this.  Please share and get the word out.   

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Aaron Young
www.hangoutrecords.com
Memphis, TN
Home of the Blues

#hoa   #studiomode   #studiocodec   #hangoutsonair   #googlehelpforusm   #music   #hangoutrecords   #fortheloveofthegame  ___All I did was share a few songs among friends, but I appreciate the mention.  Many thanks to the +Hangout Records crew for their perseverance and dedication.  Looking forward to spending the evening with them tomorrow.  

2015-04-29 21:17:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Looking forward to spending some time with +Middle Tennessee Music this Friday night.

Please help us celebrate May with Tim Behrens in this special presentation.

We'll spend some time catching up with musical genius, +Tim Behrens  and learning about the new music he's working on, followed by an intimate performance beamed right to your television, computer or tablet.

Expect to here a few favorites like "Da Junk in Da Trunk" and "Fallen Heroes" and be surprised by the debut of some brand new tunes!

Come one, Come all, there's room for everyon, even the family dog ;)

Big thanks to Tim for the opportunity, and to +Hangout Records and +MMHRocks Live Music  for supporting this  once in a blue-moon event!___Looking forward to spending some time with +Middle Tennessee Music this Friday night.

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2014-12-05 02:16:28 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

My Sugar Bytes Thesys story

After having a ton of fun playing with the iPad version of Sugar Bytes Thesys, I looked up the VST on Musician's Friend. There were two versions, the CD version for $29.99 (this has to be a sale) and the download (instant gratification) version for $129.00.

It was such a huge difference, that I waited in an online chat for twenty minutes to ask "are these the same thing?" After assuring me they were, I ordered the CD version, waited for two days to get it (Musician's Friend is located in KC, so it came pretty quick). Upon opening, no CD. Just a download card and serial number for.... the downloadable version.

There must be a moral to this story. But I'm just sharing to say, if you want a heck of a step sequencer (interface is a little confusing, but functionality is great) and want to save $100, get the Boxed... more »

My Sugar Bytes Thesys story

After having a ton of fun playing with the iPad version of Sugar Bytes Thesys, I looked up the VST on Musician's Friend. There were two versions, the CD version for $29.99 (this has to be a sale) and the download (instant gratification) version for $129.00.

It was such a huge difference, that I waited in an online chat for twenty minutes to ask "are these the same thing?" After assuring me they were, I ordered the CD version, waited for two days to get it (Musician's Friend is located in KC, so it came pretty quick). Upon opening, no CD. Just a download card and serial number for.... the downloadable version.

There must be a moral to this story. But I'm just sharing to say, if you want a heck of a step sequencer (interface is a little confusing, but functionality is great) and want to save $100, get the Boxed version.___

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2014-11-28 16:30:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Just going through pictures from my L.A. trip. One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to hang out, in person, with one of my favorite people in the world, the very talented singer/songwriter +James Olmos.  Here are a few pictures. Us by the Taxi wall, and James posing by his star on Hollywood Blvd. (There was a typo for some reason, so I cropped out 'Edward')

Just going through pictures from my L.A. trip. One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to hang out, in person, with one of my favorite people in the world, the very talented singer/songwriter +James Olmos.  Here are a few pictures. Us by the Taxi wall, and James posing by his star on Hollywood Blvd. (There was a typo for some reason, so I cropped out 'Edward')___

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2014-10-11 03:39:15 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Found a fun new app on the iPad tonight. It's called Sketch Club, and it's on sale for $1. Really nice layering, layer styles similar to photoshop, great brushes, and some really flexible symmetry tools. My first sketch, while couch surfing and watching Modern Family.

Found a fun new app on the iPad tonight. It's called Sketch Club, and it's on sale for $1. Really nice layering, layer styles similar to photoshop, great brushes, and some really flexible symmetry tools. My first sketch, while couch surfing and watching Modern Family.___

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2014-10-10 03:30:22 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Spending a lot of my evenings right now getting ready for the Taxi Road Rally in LA next month. Just showing off my new business card (front and back) and a wip cd. This evening, I started designing the cd using a cutout template printed on cardstock, hand cut, folded and glued. And the cd itself, with the label printed right on it using a lightscribe burner. In the end, it should cost me less than a dollar for each set I give out. It's really got me thinking a lot about how much we can do without having to spend tons of money these days.

Spending a lot of my evenings right now getting ready for the Taxi Road Rally in LA next month. Just showing off my new business card (front and back) and a wip cd. This evening, I started designing the cd using a cutout template printed on cardstock, hand cut, folded and glued. And the cd itself, with the label printed right on it using a lightscribe burner. In the end, it should cost me less than a dollar for each set I give out. It's really got me thinking a lot about how much we can do without having to spend tons of money these days.___

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2014-09-29 13:27:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

A new video by one of my favorite songwriters, +James Olmos.   Beautiful imagery and music.

New James Olmos Music Video

Some people are challenged to define love.  We either had the wrong representation of love or love was masked.

This song encourages one to seek, balance and release love.  Discover the absolutes of true love and surrender.

Let love roll . . .___A new video by one of my favorite songwriters, +James Olmos.   Beautiful imagery and music.

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2014-09-28 01:41:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Hey there friends. If you have a second, I could really use a favor. Me, and one of my collaborators are in a songwriting contest. Would certainly appreciate your vote for both our songs. You'd just need to go to this link:
https://www.facebook.com/SongUNews/posts/837683562933154
Find the comments for our particular songs and like them (the comments, but not the post as a whole):
Kimberly Hales Kime's song is called Love is Louder and can be found on the comments by searching for 'Little Ike Publishing'
Mind is called 'Move on Anyways' and can be found by searching for Tim Behrens
Do do a quick search, just pull up the post with the comments and hit Cntrl+F.
Any help is greatly appreciated. There are a lot of folks listening here and it's a great opportunity for both of us. Hope you all are well.

Hey there friends. If you have a second, I could really use a favor. Me, and one of my collaborators are in a songwriting contest. Would certainly appreciate your vote for both our songs. You'd just need to go to this link:
https://www.facebook.com/SongUNews/posts/837683562933154
Find the comments for our particular songs and like them (the comments, but not the post as a whole):
Kimberly Hales Kime's song is called Love is Louder and can be found on the comments by searching for 'Little Ike Publishing'
Mind is called 'Move on Anyways' and can be found by searching for Tim Behrens
Do do a quick search, just pull up the post with the comments and hit Cntrl+F.
Any help is greatly appreciated. There are a lot of folks listening here and it's a great opportunity for both of us. Hope you all are well.___

2014-09-03 13:30:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Here is a hangout that will definitely be worth checking out.  It's amazing that Hangouts give us the opportunity to interact with such extraordinary people.

Mario Armstrong with Indie News At Noon!

Tuesday, September 9th at 8 EST, Indie News at Noon will present a very special episode of “INN-A New York Minute.” Diana Barnes will host Mario Armstrong for a live, on-location interview from one of New York’s finest purveyors of sweets, Trilogy Bake Shop.

You probably know of Mario as “the tech guy” for The Today Show, CNN, Fuze TV or Inside Edition. Perhaps you've seen his STEM (that’s Science Technology Education and Math) series for youth - he’s so hyped about young people and technology that he helped build TechTechBoom.com!

Mario Armstrong was the first Chief Technological Officer for the city of Baltimore and IT director for the state of Maryland, and he was one of six people chosen to represent the U.S. as part of a delegation to discuss international business partnerships with tech entrepreneurs in South Korea.

These are only a few of his projects but somehow he manages to squeeze in a new program for the tech-savvy indie businessman called, “Never Settle Club”, sponsored by AT&T. The Never Settle Club is one of the hottest groups going, helping people all over to launch and grow their dreams into realities.

Top all that off with the fact that he’s a musician, DJ, and producer and the whole INN team gets really excited about the opportunity to spend some time with him!

Diana Barnes - host of “INN A New York Minute” - and C Bret Campbell – INN weekly news broadcast Co-Anchor & Producer - will chat with Mario about the Never Settle Club and the ways he uses the latest technological tools to reach and teach thousands. From his favorite gadgets to his predictions for the ways we’ll be working in the near future, to how it all affects his musical life (and vice-versa). You can expect a full and entertaining hour of knowledge and inspiration!

Diana and Mario will entertain questions from the live audience at Trilogy Bake Shop with owners Betsy & Vinny and online viewers will be able to comment and ask questions simply through the interface with Google’s Hangouts On Air, you can submit questions ahead of time, or be a guest at the live show.

Don’t miss this very special evening with Mario Armstrong on “INN A New York Minute”, live on the Indie News at Noon Youtube channel, Tuesday, September 9th at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central.

#NeverSettleClub - https://bizcircle.att.com/events/neversettleclub/#fbid=TEvQ5D3Ldsx

Mario Armstrong: http://www.marioarmstrong.com

Indie News At Noon: http://www.indienewsatnoon.com

Limited Seating is available at the venue. Those who would like to participate must register here:
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QKAqrWhcQ9LkWC4PXR6nMvER3OA4h4UEypTjFUJrXDc/viewform?usp=send_form

#neversettleclub   #inanewyorkminute   #indienews   #HOA   #hangoutsonair  ___Here is a hangout that will definitely be worth checking out.  It's amazing that Hangouts give us the opportunity to interact with such extraordinary people.

2014-09-03 13:21:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Here are five chances to see one of the best singer/songwriters I know.

I will be doing live web shows on Concert Window:
Wed 9/3 @ 7:00 PM
Thu 9/4 @ 8:00 PM
Fri 9/5 @ 6:00 PM
Sat 9/6 @ 3:00 PM
Sun 9/6 @ 6:00 PM
(Times are PST)

I’ll be taking requests and answering your questions at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/8391-james-olmos___Here are five chances to see one of the best singer/songwriters I know.

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2014-08-13 03:52:40 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Still trying to replenish my creative well for music by giving it some space.  Still having fun with fractals, colors, lighting.  I had cave paintings in mind while creating this.  Thanks again to my friends for all the support and encouragement.

Still trying to replenish my creative well for music by giving it some space.  Still having fun with fractals, colors, lighting.  I had cave paintings in mind while creating this.  Thanks again to my friends for all the support and encouragement.___

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2014-08-12 04:57:09 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

And here is one more, from the other night.  This came about while showing my mom how I composite in photoshop.

And here is one more, from the other night.  This came about while showing my mom how I composite in photoshop.___

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2014-08-12 04:53:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Starting to take some of the fractal ideas and expand them. Pretty abstract, but a lot of fun to experiment with. Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and encouragement. I'm having fun sharing with you.

Starting to take some of the fractal ideas and expand them. Pretty abstract, but a lot of fun to experiment with. Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and encouragement. I'm having fun sharing with you.___

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2014-08-04 03:44:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Another day, another fractal.  This one was inspired by our trip to Powell Gardens over the weekend.  Lots of flowers, colors, water.

Another day, another fractal.  This one was inspired by our trip to Powell Gardens over the weekend.  Lots of flowers, colors, water.___

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2014-08-01 02:35:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Another night, another fractal doodle.  Was playing with light and depth, and started to feel like this was something you'd see just beneath the surface of a neon lake.  Composed in Frax and Photoshop.

Another night, another fractal doodle.  Was playing with light and depth, and started to feel like this was something you'd see just beneath the surface of a neon lake.  Composed in Frax and Photoshop.___

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2014-07-30 05:08:46 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Despite being exhausted, couldn't seem to get to sleep tonight.  Here is some random fractal artwork to commemorate my insomnia.  Composed with Fraxplorer and Photoshop.

Despite being exhausted, couldn't seem to get to sleep tonight.  Here is some random fractal artwork to commemorate my insomnia.  Composed with Fraxplorer and Photoshop.___

2014-07-04 05:26:14 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

One of my favorite recordings in a while. This is a lullaby called 'Time to Say Goodnight', written for a pitch opportunity to a children's compilation, and featuring my ever so talented friend, +Jessica Gray. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing singers. I think some day I'm going to be bragging to people about how I once had the opportunity to record with Jessica Gray... and they probably won't believe me. 

https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/time-to-say-goodnight

One of my favorite recordings in a while. This is a lullaby called 'Time to Say Goodnight', written for a pitch opportunity to a children's compilation, and featuring my ever so talented friend, +Jessica Gray. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing singers. I think some day I'm going to be bragging to people about how I once had the opportunity to record with Jessica Gray... and they probably won't believe me. 

https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/time-to-say-goodnight___

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2014-05-26 19:08:46 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Touching song and story +C Bret Campbell.  Really interesting to know the backstory on where that term came from, too.  Thanks so much for sharing.

Touching song and story +C Bret Campbell.  Really interesting to know the backstory on where that term came from, too.  Thanks so much for sharing.___

2014-05-24 04:59:28 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The Thing I Forgot My song for the week.  I've been under the gun, trying to meet a bunch of self-imposed deadlines.  This one snuck up on me and was written and recorded in an evening.  It's rough, folks, but I'm excited for it's potential.  There's something that's so much fun about the energy of a new song, before it truly takes hold in the world.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/the-thing-i-forget

The Thing I Forgot My song for the week.  I've been under the gun, trying to meet a bunch of self-imposed deadlines.  This one snuck up on me and was written and recorded in an evening.  It's rough, folks, but I'm excited for it's potential.  There's something that's so much fun about the energy of a new song, before it truly takes hold in the world.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/the-thing-i-forget___

2014-05-18 04:01:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

My song for the week, based on the theme 'Bamboozled'.  Didn't really know what to do with that word, but while looking it up I found there were a ton of great related words in the thesaurus.  I ended up writing some kind of strange vindictive revenge groove.  The groove is kind of a throwback to my Dream West days and was a great excuse to break out the strat.  https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/bamboozled-and-he-done-me-wrong

My song for the week, based on the theme 'Bamboozled'.  Didn't really know what to do with that word, but while looking it up I found there were a ton of great related words in the thesaurus.  I ended up writing some kind of strange vindictive revenge groove.  The groove is kind of a throwback to my Dream West days and was a great excuse to break out the strat.  https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/bamboozled-and-he-done-me-wrong___

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2014-05-16 21:52:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Shared via +Michael Hodge.  This really is a feel good video.  Love all the smiling faces, great melodies, and all the dancing inspired by one of the best.  

Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good___Shared via +Michael Hodge.  This really is a feel good video.  Love all the smiling faces, great melodies, and all the dancing inspired by one of the best.  

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2014-05-15 21:59:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

New grooves and video from +J. Greene & The Steady.  Good stuff.

+J. Greene & The Steady "Shakedown" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Here it is guys!  Watch the BRAND NEW +J. Greene & The Steady  - "Shakedown" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO!  We hope you enjoy it! If you do, we'd love for you to share it!!! Thanks for all your continued support!  

Much love, 
- +J. Greene & The Steady 
www.jgreeneandthesteady.com___New grooves and video from +J. Greene & The Steady.  Good stuff.

2014-05-13 13:15:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Here's a new one by +Tim Jones.  I really love some of the subtle changes and the honest sound.  Thanks for doing what you do, Tim!

#country   #coountrymusic  
New Original Song (#40)
wrote this one on the treadmill at the gym.  Hope ya have a great week!
oh, and visit http://BalladeerMusic.com and sign the guestbook___Here's a new one by +Tim Jones.  I really love some of the subtle changes and the honest sound.  Thanks for doing what you do, Tim!

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2014-04-23 21:55:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Excited to be sharing a virtual stage with TerryLynn tonight.  This is my first show over at Numubu, and am excited to be a part of this newer online venue.  Should be lots of great music.+TerryLynn Melody is an amazing songwriter.  I've got a few new tunes to share, too.

Join me and my good friend  +Tim Behrens  TONIGHT on #numubu  

Terry Lynn Melody
www.numubu.com/terrylynnmelody 7pm EDT/ 4pm PDT / 12am UK

Tim Behrens:
www.numubu.com/timbehrens 8pm EDT/ 5pm PDT / 1am UK___Excited to be sharing a virtual stage with TerryLynn tonight.  This is my first show over at Numubu, and am excited to be a part of this newer online venue.  Should be lots of great music.+TerryLynn Melody is an amazing songwriter.  I've got a few new tunes to share, too.

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2014-04-22 13:54:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

So...! Our son was in a hurry and was born six weeks early. Glen Parker Searle was born at 10:30 pm on April 20th weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs, 2 oz. He is doing beautifully! Of course, him being born early has thrown us into a fritzing panic of trying to get everything done on time. Thankfully, our social worker and lawyer are bending over backward to help us. We need to be able to write two checks this Thursday (yes, Thursday!!!) for $1,350 and $1,500 respectively. If you can help at all, even if it's only a prayer and a share - we appreciate it all so much. We're trusting God to get us through the final hurdle and thanking him profusely for our healthy little boy. Thank you so much for your support. ~ ♥

So...! Our son was in a hurry and was born six weeks early. Glen Parker Searle was born at 10:30 pm on April 20th weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs, 2 oz. He is doing beautifully! Of course, him being born early has thrown us into a fritzing panic of trying to get everything done on time. Thankfully, our social worker and lawyer are bending over backward to help us. We need to be able to write two checks this Thursday (yes, Thursday!!!) for $1,350 and $1,500 respectively. If you can help at all, even if it's only a prayer and a share - we appreciate it all so much. We're trusting God to get us through the final hurdle and thanking him profusely for our healthy little boy. Thank you so much for your support. ~ ♥___

2014-04-06 05:02:06 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

My song for the week, based on the them 'the Shape of Love'.  For themes that have something visual (like 'shapes'), I some times go to Google images, type in the word and see what comes up. Some times, there are stories in there. This week, it was just shapes.. lots and lots of shapes. lol. I started to think about how they all had different properties to them... liked the idea of squares having 'all the angles right'. And that the shape of a circle could be two lovers holding each other's hands and spinning. From those two thoughts, a little story (albeit a simple one) evolved. It felt happy and upbeat, and placed my mind in the green hills of Ireland. I promise I wasn't trying to sing the chorus with an accent. It's just what I was hearing in my head. https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/the-shape-of-love

My song for the week, based on the them 'the Shape of Love'.  For themes that have something visual (like 'shapes'), I some times go to Google images, type in the word and see what comes up. Some times, there are stories in there. This week, it was just shapes.. lots and lots of shapes. lol. I started to think about how they all had different properties to them... liked the idea of squares having 'all the angles right'. And that the shape of a circle could be two lovers holding each other's hands and spinning. From those two thoughts, a little story (albeit a simple one) evolved. It felt happy and upbeat, and placed my mind in the green hills of Ireland. I promise I wasn't trying to sing the chorus with an accent. It's just what I was hearing in my head. https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/the-shape-of-love___

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2014-04-06 03:42:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2014-04-03 13:13:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Not only does this sound like a great fit for +Sean Cowen, who has been an incredible supporter of the music community here, I think it would also be a huge opportunity for +Sweetwater Sound.

#sweetwatersound  

The Sweetwater Project: Can You Help Me Out a Bit?

Many of you who have known me for a while, know that I'm a huge music lover. I always have been. There was a time when that love disappeared for a while. But when I started +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS over 2 1/2 years ago, that love rebounded in a huge way. Every single Friday night has shown me that love all over again, and our page and community is stronger than ever!

For four long months now, I've been on a long-term layoff. I've struggled to find just the right job in my area. Now, there is a tremendous opportunity at +Sweetwater Sound which is right in my backyard! 

The position is all about social media and marketing (my strengths) and I want to ask each of you to help me in a big way today.

1. First, I'd like to see if we can try trend #sweetwatersound ! I want to show the VP there the POWER of Google+!

2. Second, I'd like to ask if you'd consider attacking some of the posts on their page (feel free to add it also if you like) with comments (and mentioning I sent you there). I know you are all incredible, and you know I don't ask too much for myself that often.

3. Third, I'd like to ask my very best friends (who have known me here for some time) to consider sharing our story - how we met, the things we've done together, how my music page has affected you, the impact I've made on you etc - directly to the man at Sweetwater who can make a difference. He's Jeff McDonald, Vice President of Human Resources. His email is: jeff_mcdonald@sweetwater.com That's public, so I don't think it would be a problem if he received a few great letters on my behalf. (It would be terrific if a few Googlers weighed-in!)

4. Lastly, I would consider it a personal favor if anyone helped spread this post for me. The last time I was in a jam, so many of you were incredible, helping me to trend #GetSeanAJob that +byron rempel  started on my behalf. Well, this is now the longest layoff of my life, and my need is urgent: I need to work again, and I know I could make a huge impact for Sweetwater, here and across all their social media platforms. If you do decide to share this, thank you, and you know I have nothing but love for you all!

#workingagain #seekingwork #musicindustry  

images via Sweetwater, Google image search

Position: Social Media/Digital Marketing Expert

Sweetwater is seeking an experienced social media and digital marketing specialist to join our creative web marketing team. Your primary focus will be nurturing relationships and conversations with our customers throughout the internet - including Facebook, Twitter, google+, Instagram, forums, blogs, and other customer and music-related websites. You will help coordinate display advertising, giveaways, news stories, and other partnership opportunities with our network of advertising and affiliate partners. You will have a key role in identifying and evaluating new online opportunities.

We are looking for someone with great energy, intelligence, creativity, strong writing skills, and a deep understanding of social marketing and etiquette. You must also have a significant understanding of and a true passion for pro audio gear and musical instruments, and have the gift to share that excitement sincerely with our customers. 

An ideal candidate will have significant experience with online marketing and be able to share examples of successful ideas and campaigns you have executed for other brands. ___Not only does this sound like a great fit for +Sean Cowen, who has been an incredible supporter of the music community here, I think it would also be a huge opportunity for +Sweetwater Sound.

#sweetwatersound  

2014-03-30 05:03:29 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Here's my song for the week, ending week 1 of a new ten week challenge. It's funny how long that week hiatus felt to me. It was a really good reminder to me that the discipline of continuity is a really good thing. I did take a bit of a break, and then found it hard to get back into the swing of things. In any case, this song did come from the phrase 'this is the end'. I looked up words in the thesaurus that were about ending, found some expressions that resonated. It kind of led me to having a late night. My ears were shot, I was frustrated, a bit down on myself. Everything was quiet, except for that buzz in my ears, the one I got from playing music too loud when I was younger. Anyways, this was the result that came to me just before bed, and I polished it up the following evening. I'm actually going to take this one to workshop and am excited to see how it evolves.... more »

Here's my song for the week, ending week 1 of a new ten week challenge. It's funny how long that week hiatus felt to me. It was a really good reminder to me that the discipline of continuity is a really good thing. I did take a bit of a break, and then found it hard to get back into the swing of things. In any case, this song did come from the phrase 'this is the end'. I looked up words in the thesaurus that were about ending, found some expressions that resonated. It kind of led me to having a late night. My ears were shot, I was frustrated, a bit down on myself. Everything was quiet, except for that buzz in my ears, the one I got from playing music too loud when I was younger. Anyways, this was the result that came to me just before bed, and I polished it up the following evening. I'm actually going to take this one to workshop and am excited to see how it evolves. https://soundcloud.com/timbehrens/midnight-buzz___

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2014-03-28 02:07:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Just had a fun conversation with +The Music Pulse, +Mark Ferrasci, +Tim Jones, and +Paul Platt, about collaboration in the online world.  Here is our latest effort.  Grateful to be a part.

New Original Song featuring +Paul Platt  and +Tim Behrens 
Lotta fun doing this one
We talked about it tonight on "My Show" with +Mark Ferrasci 
Bayou Blues___Just had a fun conversation with +The Music Pulse, +Mark Ferrasci, +Tim Jones, and +Paul Platt, about collaboration in the online world.  Here is our latest effort.  Grateful to be a part.

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