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personal incites, anecdotes, and advice

Christmas On The Block ’14, PHL Shows & Spellbound

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Don’t Want Fans, Seeking…

    Don’t want fans; seeking music appreciators thirsting for fresh original songs with a current sound, yet an ear to familiar rock-pop-folk foundations- a sound built on the history & soul of pop culture but looking toward the future, crossover ready. Lyrics describe both serious & light subjects, predominantly include elements of hope told personally with authentic words that resonate on many levels.
    Most “fans” are all about the artist, their news worthy story, social status & laundry, in contrast to music appreciators who are more interested in the artist’s creations & the impact on them in an emotional, intellectual & visceral way. Have the recordings faithfully captured all the innuendo of a live show, and visa versa? Pure gut level reaction that relies less on spectacle, more on connection thru artistry, words & performance, would be the kind of audience attracted to Saklad songs.

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Sak-Lab Song Recipe

~ It’s not that I haven’t had these 10+ songs written, recorded and performed over some years now, since SAKLAD ’10. But behind the scenes in what has been coined the “Sak-Lab” I have been learning the fine art of … Continue reading

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2014 Begins- Song Release Plan

~ 2014 begins following our most successful celebrations of Alan Mann [rip] & song Christmas On The Block, both with WXPN’s early support of our 30th anniv recording & filmed full house sing-along 12/22 at Dobbs on South St. ~ … Continue reading

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Why Dine at My Songwriter Table?

    “In spite of wearing my influences like hearts on my sleeve, what I bring to the singer-songwriter table is so much more. Arts are my middle name, not just music or writing or performing, but visual, theatrical, photographic … Continue reading

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Is My Song Recording Finished?

    So when is a song recording done- mixed & ready for the mastering & pressing + distribution? I asked this again earlier this week to see the responses since here I was again doing the umteenth remix of … Continue reading

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SAKLAD album purchase

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SPELLBOUND, Christmas On The Block news & Video

    As you may know we’ve been mad-busy rolling out a new album Spellbound, 1st single All Of A Sudden adv. 6/19 & newly mixed for Nov 20 release,  Up On The Bluffs 9/18 adv., Christmas On The Block 10/23 … Continue reading

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@ The “New” Drawing Board for 2012

    Once again my thoughts are being tested, my determination challenged, and my convictions conflicted with doubts. While writing and recording new songs, among my best yet according to recent responses performed live, I stand at the “new” drawing … Continue reading

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Press News Updates Live Pics “Christmas On The Block”

Press~ 28th anniv New record Christmas On The Block by Alan Mann [rip ’88]     Former Alan Mann & The Free Arts Band member, Larry Saklad, has released a brand new recording of Christmas On The Block, both in … Continue reading

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