Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kill Your Ex - Pre-Order "From Words to Motion" NOW

Kill Your Ex - Pre-Order "From Words to Motion" NOW

I received this note from Dan from Kill Your Ex - KYX - It's an awesome deal ;)

We're trying to message eveyone who commented us or is our friend and let them know about our album pre-order. "From Words to Motion" is coming out April 15th, but right now on myspace you can order 3 special bundles. A CD and a poster for 12 bucks, a CD and poster and shirt for 20, and a CD and a poster and a hoodie for 30. It would mean the world to us if you check it out and maybe buy it. The CD has 15 tracks, and over an hour of music!
Go to or to buy

And, if you don't have a debit or credit card, it should be coming to stores like BestBuy, Target, and Hot Topic, but we will know more about that after the release date.
Leave us a comment if you pick one up, we kinda want to try and keep track of sales!

Thanks so much,


P. S. If you get a chance, tell us what you think of the new layout!


Nicki Rogers - March 29, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Nicki Rogers from London, UK., as Artist of the Day.

Nicki Rogers plays folk, rock, alternative music and is a singer/songwriter. Nicki Rogers website has a bio. gigs, subscribe to the Nicki Rogers newsletter, pics, links, a discography, contact and even a place where you can get the experience with her vocal training. Nicki has a couple of cd's out "Color Scheme" and "Feeder Lane". Currently Nicki is participating in the UK Indie Awards and needs your votes. To find out more about Nicki Rogers, vote for her, listen to her tunes, check out the Nicki Rogers myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Here is a little note I received from Nicki :)
Dear and the Artist of the Day is..., There are only 8 days (now there is only 2 days left) to go until voting closes for the UK Indy Award’s, voting closes midnight 31st March. Please, please vote for me if you haven't done so already!

I really appreciate every single vote and can't do this without you! *The link she provided didin't work on the c/p so please go to her myspace page to vote* it will only take a couple of minutes! There will only be 4 shortlisted artists, so it's a tough thing to get through! I need you all and really value your support! Even if you are overseas you can make all the difference!

I’m also playing a really important gig at The Original Songwriters near Bethnal Green Tube station in East London on the 8th of April and I’d really appreciate it if you could come.You can find the details at

Thanks so much guys!
Nicki x

Friday, March 28, 2008

Jay Butler - March 28, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Jay Butler of Yonkers/Mamroneck, New York as Artist of the Day.

Jay Butler plays hip hop, pop and club music. Jay Butler is a producer, lyricist and songwriter that loves to collorate and take chances. Jay took some time off to listen, learn and create some of the most versatile music in the industry. Jay has an upcoming cd coming out called "The Definition of Versatility" coming out later in 2008. To find out more about Jay, check out his Producer page and listen to his music, check out the Jay Butler on myspace at

Jay Butler's Producer/Songwriter page:

Cheers and Inspire :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Andre Poveda - March 27, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Andre Poveda from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as Artist of the Day.

Andre Poveda plays metal, rock and fusion music. Andre Poveda's website has a bio section, discography, pictures, contacts, links and much more. Andre Peveda has a few cd's out "Populus Mundi", "Waterfalls", "Ability", "Amour & Odio" and previously with Zona Abissal - "Zona Abissal" and "Kill and Die", all which can be downloaded. Andre is always open to networking with other musicians. Andre has taken home many Top Artist awards. To find out more about Andre Poveda, check out his endorsements, view some videos and listen to his music, check out the Andre Poveda myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

D2 - Delicious Duo - March 26, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents D2 (Delicious Duo) from Vancouver, BC., as Artist of the Day.

D2 plays House and Trance music. D2 consists of Lance (Zeus) Lasheras and Justin (J-Ling) Kim. D2's website has 4 pictures on the top of their web page which takes you to different sections like, their bio's, downloads (video's, pictures and music), tour dates and contact info. On March 22, D2 had a cd party and released "Dr. Fish's Great Tsumani" in Tokyo, Japan at The Downtown Arena (formerly Maxim) where they are currently playing. D2's previous cd's include "From Here...", "...To There" and "The Dirt". To find out more about D2, find out how long they will be in Japan, watch some videos and listen to their music, check out the D2 my space at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Olivia Christy - March 25, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Olivia Christy from the United States as Artist of the Day.

Olivia Christy sings pop, country and christian covers. Olivia is 15 years old and has a voice that will rock your socks off. Olivia also has done some modeling, acting and loves to write songs. Olivia has big dreams and is in the midst of copywriting some of the 100's of songs she wrote. This multi-talented girl loves to entertain and helps teach other young girls do the same. Olivia's mom is a huge part of her success and is looking for someone to help her get Olivia in the recording studio to record some of the originals this young inspiring artist has written. To find out a more about this angel, get some ringtones, join the Olivia Christy forum and listen to her cover tunes, check out the Olivia Christy myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Olivia Christy has a NEW Fan Club address, send you wishes here :)
P.S. Her Sweet 16 is April 8 and I am sure she would love some birthday wishes :)

Olivia Christy Fans
P.O. Box 811944
Los Angeles, CA


Monday, March 24, 2008

My Rant on Pop Music by Daniel Victor

Well you know from time to time I like to put things I find interesting from others blogs and I found this amazing. I hope you enjoy it :)

My Rant On Pop Music

I was updating my iPod today and I noticed something. As I dragged and dropped piles of definitive songs from each era of music, it dawned on me that the quality of the song itself seems to be going down the (you)tubes. I figured this subject matter deserved a rant, so I’m sharing these thoughts with you.

I started out uploading 80’s pop(ular)music, as I was listening through old catalogues of songs I’ve collected, I realized how much I had forgotten just how fucking great these tunes were! As songs (production aside, that’s another blog all together) they were just well written, definitive and memorable, not because the radio played them to death to force them to be, but on their own merit.

Then, I went into my 90’s hits collection. Here’s where I came into adolescence, so it took me back to a special place personally. But, the quality was great, really. Though, in a way, there was something the music was getting a bit simpler and predictable, almost a bit dumbed down. There were still classics, and some amazing work, but as a whole, you could see something happening.

Then, oh my god. I got into my 00’s hits collection, and it finally got me, because I could compare these modern songs to those of yesteryear directly. Music, at least from 2000-2005, was pretty bad. I don’t remember it being bad, but you have to actually compare to see. I could barely find a handful of good hits in this batch at all! The music just seemed to be so much less enjoyable.

Here’s where i stopped and thought. Maybe I’m getting old (probably not cause I’m young and listen to everything), or maybe I’m just falling into that "the kids nowadays don’t know good music" old guy rant thing. And I realized, there’s an exact reason for it all.

Our current generation is just producing a lot of bad music for a number of reasons. First off, everything is everywhere. Pick up an indie magazine and read the reviews, there are hundreds and hundreds of under the radar bands from all over the place releasing albums. How many CD’s do you think Pitchforkmedia gets every month. Way too many to review. Recording costs are low now because of hard disc recording, and anyone can make a laptop record and be the next indie star. So again, here’s where selection can hurt and help us. Where do we put our attention spans too? When there’s that much out there, very few stand out as life-changing and memorable. Where are the classic albums anymore, can they even be made or are they lost in a sea of a million choices for the next album of the year.

And if you don’t believe me, just take a look at all the new genres out there now. What are we at, "Post-Post-Post-Rock now?

So if anyone can really make an album nowadays, are there more geniuses out there, or more morons?

Indie is rampant. And I love it. But it makes you think for a second. Back in the day, you had to be good. A big record company would sign you and work you on a big album. There was so much more quality, and time, and input put in, in a lot of ways. Do we have a Pink Floyd these days? A Zeppelin? An Elvis? A Queen? (oh how i wish on that last one). Do we even have a George Michael or Phil Collins?

Radio these days is dead. It’s not what it used to be. Selection is in the hands of the online users. Youtube your favourite video. Download and make a mixtape of what you want. Why turn the old fashion radio on...Internet radio alone has a million stations you can tune into if you wanted to. Besides, the iPod is on shuffle right now so you can DJ yourself.

The state of our world is a mess. We all know this.

The fact that our culture has been dumbed down over the years means the kids growing up each generation have it worse and worse.

Let’s put this into perspective for you:

When my parents were born in 1950, they grew up on Elvis, The Beatles, and a thousand other amazing bands. My 80’s was their 50’s, and my 90’s, was their 60’s. I can only imagine my grandfather in Italy who listened to all the traditional music (no lie his favourite song was O Solo Mio) probably said to my dad when he was jamming out to House of the Rising Sun in his bedroom. "What is this music all about....noise?" You know the story.

Each generation has an attachment to their era’s music, obviously. I grew up in the 80’s and when I blasted hair metal my dad wasn’t most pleased at the sound. He brought me to his record collection and showed me what music was ’supposed to sound like’. I suppose in the same way his father showed him his old traditional folk music, and recited the same words. So, when I have MY kids, will I do the same and bust out some classic tunes from my era? Yeah, probably.

Point is, this is going to continue forever. But if you sit back and look, there’s is a HUGE decline in the quality of ALL the music, whichever generation your from. (Sidenote* I mainly mean Pop Music by example, the music the defines the eras and garnishes the exposure that we remember it for). The 50’s and 60’s were definatly a mecca. I mean, just watch Across The Universe and listen to the beauty in The Beatles songs alone. And that’s just ONE band. Where is that today? Nowhere. Go back further. Traditional music is definately beautiful, I know a lot of songs from my background and I love many of them. Even further though, to classical music. This WAS music. Pop music isn’t supposed to be.

If you want to get up to speed with this, read Theodore Adorno’s On Popular Music essay. He was a philosopher who wrote a theory about how the real music, (termed ’serious’ referring to classical) was becoming less accepted by the rising popularity of popular music (then probably jazz). I’ve mention the concept of Standardization before, where basically you can take any pop song and replace it with know, verse chorus, verse, arrangement, etc. (see any Nickelback song). Now I’m not going to go back in time and promote classical music. I like it, but it’s not actually what does it for me. I’m just trying to make an example of what I realized’s been going on for years. I like standardized music if its pleasing to the ear like the next guy. But even that is on its decline for the worse.

Let’s take a look at where we are now:

Not only is there a lot of product in the market, and radio is not key anymore, video neither, but the music itself has just become dumb. Flat out. Is Hip-Hop intelligent anymore? Do you even hear ballads on the radio? Do you hear anything in Pop Culture that is meant to take time to process and reveal itself? Certainly not. I had a feeling things were getting bad when Rap-Metal made its way onto the scene in the late 90’s. I was getting ready to check out. Early emo at that time was actually pretty decent (and if your under 25 you probably don’t know what I mean, but early JEW, Further Seems Forever, Elliott, and of course Far), but music just started a long fall off a high cliff. And today? "Smack That and My Humps" are two recent examples of the wow-factor in Hip Hop. Rock? Well I don’t have to name names here. Other genres? They’re all dried up.

So what do we do? We go underground - and find some absolute gems! Some of those gems end up in turn become mainstream (Interpol, Arcade Fire), but again, because of so much content, we run into the lost-at-sea problem with choice. A whole bunch of waves, but nothing tidal. So, its not a complete solution. In fact, there really isn’t one.

Now, go turn on the TV and see what our culture is doing to mirror this. Reality tv shows up the waazoo! What the fuck is Flava Of Love? It isn’t making you people any smarter. Entertaining? Only in analyzing it. Even in posting a simple blog like this, I doubt many of my fans (and I do love you, you know this) probably just won’t care. It’s not your fault. It’s your culture’s fault for raising you on so much fluff.

The Internet generation coming up now don’t even know anything other than downloading, as I’ve said before....So I don’t think they morally even think its stealing. It’s normal. I’ve accepted that the music industry, at least for CD buying is fucking over. That’s a reality. But I just wish people were smarter these days as a whole. The invasive propaganda usage of your TV, which sits right in your homes, has really aided in our slow steady decline of culture. That is all related to where hit music is today.

Dumber pop culture = dumber people = dumber pop music, etc...

Anyway, long story short - popular music (in comparison to years back) just seems pretty bad. I don’t know what to do about it except just keep watching everything get worse, and keep scouring for some worthwhile material (not based on indie coolness or cred, but that stands up on its own). Maybe once we finish this decade off, the 10’s will usher in something good again. We need it badly.

Now back to my Xbox, Messenger, TV, iPod, and streaming online video, all simultaenously running.

No lie.


Punk 4 Pink looking for Ontario Bands to play in London on May 3, 2008

Punk 4 Pink is looking for Ontario bands to play May 3, 2008, in London

The playbill is still not full ;)

Hello everyonePunks For Pink is a daylong event in support to help beat and find a cure for breast cancer. The event held will be held at Call The Office in London on May 3rd 2008 to help raise money for victims and people in need of treatment for breast cancer. We would love it if you could come help us out and rock for the cure of breast cancer!

If you want on the shows just Comment in here saying so

Thank you so much
Punk 4 Pink

Punk 4 Pink looking for Alberta bands to play in Calgary June 21, 2008

Punk 4 Pink is looking for bands in Alberta to play in Calgary on June 21, 2008

Current mood: determined
Category: Music

What's up?

So, the reason I'm posting this is because I'm looking for Calgary bands to step up and help out to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.

Myself and a friend are setting up a show on June 21st.
The venue is TBA at this point in time.

If you're interested, please comment this blog, and I will contact you as soon as possible.

Basically what the event will be is an all ages benefit show to raise money to donate to the Breast Cancer Society.
All proceeds will be donated, so that means no bands will be paid.

If you would like to know more about us, just message us and we will get back to you.

Thanks for your time!

- Nessa & Punk4Pink.

Hazard County Girls - March 24, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Hazard County Girls from New Orleans, Lousiana as Artist of the Day.

Hazard County Girls play rock, metal, gothic style music. Hazard County Girls consists of Christy Kane, Sharon Heather and Jen K. Christy Kane has a side project making dolls and t-shirts, wrote a book called "Tales of the Sisters Kane" and sells her merchandise on The Hazard County Girls also have a HCG myspace group that you can join. To find out more about the Hazard County Girls, watch some videos, read some reviews, see some pics and listen to their music, check out the Hazard County Girls myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Michael Charles and his band - March 23, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Michael Charles from the United States as Artist of the Day.

Michael Charles and his band plays rock, blues and jam band music. The Michael Charles band consists of Michael Charles, Brenda McDougal, Ryan Mumby, Steve Hart, David Hart and Magisty as a Hip Hop Guest Vocalist. Michael Charles website has everything you can imagine from the begining of Michael's career in 1986. It has amazing photo's, a bio, video's galore, a discography, tour dates, press kit and so much more information.

Michael Charles has put out numerous ep's and cd's in his career including "Feel the Magic / I'M a Puppet", Try Another Key", "Without Your Love", "Time Just Keeps Calling / Rock and Roll Music", Home Through The Streets", Imaginations & Mind Games / Play a Simple Tune", "Long Way To Go / Hard Days & Long Nights", She's My Woman / Everlasting Love", "The Wind", "Hard Days Long Nights" cd, "My Shadow", "Crawling on the Floor", "Keep Walking", "Simple Day Living", "McShuffle", "Recall" and "I'm Nobody's Fool".

To watch some video's, join his mailing list, view his Sonicbids electronic press kit (EPK), find out more about Michael Charlesand his band and listen to some of the soothing songs that they make, check out the Michael Charles myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Happy Easter

GJK Promotions - Home of Artist of the Day wants to wish everyone a warm and fuzzy Easter :)
Remember always to Inspire :)