Saturday, June 7, 2008

*** Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse *** has a NEW PAGE

I recieved an e-mail from Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse stating that they had to change their myspace page.

Here is the NEW LINK** Please add or re-add them ;)

This is from their new myspace page:

Hello friends, Due to personal and unforeseen reasons, the former team of this page cannot run the project anymore We, from the RACP HELPPAGE have therefore taken the step to run this page for now, until we can find a new and determined group of fine canadian people to carry on the good work. So, if you are interested in finding out more about our work, and possibly becoming a member of the ever growing RACPA world wide Team, please drop us a message, we will repsond as quickly as we can :).

Marty Lowman - June 7, 2008 - Artist of the Day

GJK Promotions proudly presents Marty Lowman from Colchester, Ontario as Artist of the Day.

Marty plays folk rock, country, jazz and acoustic. Marty is also his own songwriter and producer. Marty is looking forward to releasing a new cd by the end of the year. When you listen to Marty's music, you can hear a strong resemblence in voice to (well I'll let you guess). Listen to the song "Let it Flow" and then tell me. Marty is looking forward to getting out there and letting the world hear his music. You can see him perform at the Colchester Ridge Estate Winery on July 12. To find out more about Marty Lowman, check out his pictures, his schedule and listen to his music

Cheers and Inspire :)

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Friday, June 6, 2008

A.D.D. - Artist of the Day for June 6, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents A.D.D.from Lockport, Illinois as Artist of the Day.

A.D.D. plays rock and metal music. A.D.D. consists of Margaret Young - Vocals, Dave Adams - guitar, Jeremy Sparta - guitar, Randy Berg - Bass and Ron Bailey on drums. This rock metal band is fronted with the amazing vocals of Margaret Young (you just have to take a listen). A.D.D. will be playing at "The Pearl Room" in Mokena, Ill., with Stuck Mojo on June 13, 2008. You can pick up tickets on the A.D.D. myspace and get a signed poster and a pick from Jeremy and Dave for only $12. Why pay that extra surcharge when you can get tickets and FREE gifts? "Elements of Emptiness" is one of the A.D.D.'s cd that can be purchased at CDbaby through their myspace. At you can find all sorts of banners, video and even clocks that you can place on your myspace or blogs. To find out more about A.D.D., look at their merchadise store, pick up tickets for the Pearl Room show, watch their video "Maybe", purchase the cd and listen some rockin' metal tunes, check out the A.D.D. myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

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A female fronted, hard rock band from the Chicago area.
It's not a girly girl style of vocals, but more in your face.

Live performance video for "Maybe" by A.D.D..

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lightnin' Hits The Rye - Artist of the Day for June 5, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Guy "The Rye" Dagan and "Lightnin" Assaf Barak - Lightnin' Hits The Rye from Tel Aviv, Isreal as Artists of the Day.

Lightnin' Hits The Rye plays blues, acoustic and classic rock music. Guy Dagan is half of Blues duo Lightnin' Hits The Rye, singing & playing the harmonica with Lightnin' Assaf Barak, one of the best guitar players in Israel. Guy works on many projects including, a recording session harmonica artist, a harmonica teacher and with various musicians. Assaf also works on many projects with different musicians and teaches guitar. Take the time to check out Guy, Assaf and Lightnin' Hits The Rye on their myspaces and take in this amazing blues duo

Cheers and Inspire :)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Voodoo Johnson - Artist of the Day - June 4, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Voodoo Johnson from Birmingham, United Kingdom as Artist of the Day.

Voodoo Johnson plays rock, classic rock and southern rock music. Voodoo Johnson consists of;Dave Barker - drums, Kev Bayliss - vocals, Rich Bellamy - bass guitar, Carl Gethin - lead guitar and Paul Gethin on rhythm guitar. Voodoo Johnson will be playing on June 7 at the Wyeside Festival at Hereford Rugby Club - Wyeside, Belvedere Lane, Hereford right before headliner, Hawkwind.

Voodoo Johnson is running a contest to see who can take the coolest picture ;) All you have to do it take a picture with their VJ poster (provided for printing on their myspace) and send it in. You could win an AUTOGRAPHED Guitar from Voodoo Johnson and the 5 runner ups will receive a signed copy of their cd "II" (read their myspace for more details).

To find out more about the Voodoo Johnson, the contest, how to get your copy of the cd, ringtones, wallpaper, banners, see some pics, look at their tour schedule (to be expanded all over Europe in November), read their blog and of course listen to their awesome music, check out the Voodoo Johnson myspace at

Voodoo Johnson has also recently signed with Gill at Alert Artist Management and is very excited about moving on up ;)

Cheers and Inspire :)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bo Diddley passes at 79, doing what he loved to do

From what I understand, he was playing his guitar when he passed. Our sincere condolences go out to the Diddley family.

This is courtesy of Ron Word from the Associated Press :

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.

Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla., spokeswoman Susan Clary said. He had suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation.

The legendary singer and performer, known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat, was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and received a lifetime achievement award in 1999 at the Grammy Awards. In recent years he also played for the elder President Bush and President Clinton.

Diddley appreciated the honors he received, "but it didn't put no figures in my checkbook."

"If you ain't got no money, ain't nobody calls you honey," he quipped.

The name Bo Diddley came from other youngsters when he was growing up in Chicago, he said in a 1999 interview.

"I don't know where the kids got it, but the kids in grammar school gave me that name," he said, adding that he liked it so it became his stage name. Other times, he gave somewhat differing stories on where he got the name. Some experts believe a possible source for the name is a one-string instrument used in traditional blues music called a diddley bow.

His first single, "Bo Diddley," introduced record buyers in 1955 to his signature rhythm: bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp, often summarized as "shave and a haircut, two bits." The B side, "I'm a Man," with its slightly humorous take on macho pride, also became a rock standard.

The company that issued his early songs was Chess-Checkers records, the storied Chicago-based labels that also recorded Chuck Berry and other stars.

Howard Kramer, assistant curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, said in 2006 that Diddley's Chess recordings "stand among the best singular recordings of the 20th century."

Diddley's other major songs included, "Say Man," "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover," "Shave and a Haircut," "Uncle John," "Who Do You Love?" and "The Mule."

Diddley's influence was felt on both sides of the Atlantic. Buddy Holly borrowed the bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp rhythm for his song "Not Fade Away."

The Rolling Stones' bluesy remake of that Holly song gave them their first chart single in the United States, in 1964. The following year, another British band, the Yardbirds, had a Top 20 hit in the U.S. with their version of "I'm a Man."

Diddley was also one of the pioneers of the electric guitar, adding reverb and tremelo effects. He even rigged some of his guitars himself.

"He treats it like it was a drum, very rhythmic," E. Michael Harrington, professor of music theory and composition at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., said in 2006.

Many other artists, including the Who, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello copied aspects of Diddley's style.

Growing up, Diddley said he had no musical idols, and he wasn't entirely pleased that others drew on his innovations.

"I don't like to copy anybody. Everybody tries to do what I do, update it," he said. "I don't have any idols I copied after."

"They copied everything I did, upgraded it, messed it up. It seems to me that nobody can come up with their own thing, they have to put a little bit of Bo Diddley there," he said.

Despite his success, Diddley claimed he only received a small portion of the money he made during his career. Partly as a result, he continued to tour and record music until his stroke. Between tours, he made his home near Gainesville in north Florida.

"Seventy ain't nothing but a damn number," he told The Associated Press in 1999. "I'm writing and creating new stuff and putting together new different things. Trying to stay out there and roll with the punches. I ain't quit yet."

Diddley, like other artists of his generations, was paid a flat fee for his recordings and said he received no royalty payments on record sales. He also said he was never paid for many of his performances.

"I am owed. I've never got paid," he said. "A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun."

In the early 1950s, Diddley said, disc jockeys called his type of music, "Jungle Music." It was Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed who is credited with inventing the term "rock 'n' roll."

Diddley said Freed was talking about him, when he introduced him, saying, "Here is a man with an original sound, who is going to rock and roll you right out of your seat."

Diddley won attention from a new generation in 1989 when he took part in the "Bo Knows" ad campaign for Nike, built around football and baseball star Bo Jackson. Commenting on Jackson's guitar skills, Diddley says to him, "Bo, you don't know diddly."

"I never could figure out what it had to do with shoes, but it worked," Diddley said. "I got into a lot of new front rooms on the tube."

Born as Ellas Bates on Dec. 30, 1928, in McComb, Miss., Diddley was later adopted by his mother's cousin and took on the name Ellis McDaniel, which his wife always called him.

When he was 5, his family moved to Chicago, where he learned the violin at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He learned guitar at 10 and entertained passers-by on street corners.

By his early teens, Diddley was playing Chicago's Maxwell Street.

"I came out of school and made something out of myself. I am known all over the globe, all over the world. There are guys who have done a lot of things that don't have the same impact that I had," he said.

Paint Me Purple - Artist of the Day for June 3, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Paint Me Purple from Nashville, Tennessee as Artist of the Day.

Paint Me Purple plays country and easy listening music. Paint Me Purple is a project to increase awareness to pancreatic cancer . There are many musicians involved in this project and here are some of the myspace links to a few that have recorded songs with the donations going towards pancreatic cancer;

To become more aware, find helpful links, watch videos, purchase Paint Me Purple bracelets, grab some banners, read some stories and of course listen to some of the awesome songs these musicians have written, check out the Paint Me Purple myspace at

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Planet X - Artist of the Day for June 2, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Planet X from South Carolina as Artist of the Day.

Planet X plays rugged hip hop, rap, hardcore hip hop and pyschedelic hip hop music (so be aware some might find it offensive). Planet X consists of ETERNEL, APACALYPZE and AL'TARBA on beats. Planet X is currently working on an album that will be released towards the end of the year. To find out more about Planet X, check out their tour dates, watch a video and listen to their music, check out the Planet X myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Kazmaniax - June 1, 2008 - Artist of the Day

GJK Promotions proudly presents Kazmaniax from Winnetka, California as Artist of the Day.

Kazmaniax plays psychedelic, rock, healing and easy listening music. Kazmaniax is Kenny Kasman who is a instrumentalist and song composer. Currently "Kaz" is working on a new 12 song instrumental cd to be called "Real or Imagined". Kaz has 4 cd's on cd baby which include "Drilling For Toys", "Astral Intellect", "Doin' Time" and "Sacred Fantasies". To find out more about "Kaz", listen to his music and check out the Kazmaniax "Pychedelic" myspace page at

Cheers and Inspire :)

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