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EP 40 - HAPPY ALLEE WILLIS DAY and Randy Hits Paydirt... and MORE!
Written by Steve Rempis   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 09:51
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So yeah; it's been awhile. Sorry about that. We've been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!!

Since so many of you faithful listeners have been requesting MORE episodes (and getting fewer), we decided to record 2 whole shows worth of material in one go. The first half will comprise this episode and the second will be released in two weeks as EP 41. Fair enough?

We have a bunch of cool news and announcements to share as well as lots of of hints and innuendo. Randy finally makes his bid for the "big leagues" with a Sammy Kershaw cut, Steve MAYBE has a TV appearance in the works (non-music related... except perhaps for the theme song)... and OTHER STUFF!

Grab your cold beverage of choice and pull up a comfy chair (NO! Not the COMFY CHAIR!!!) and listen in as:



Steve talks a bit about MUSIC PUBLISHING; an extremely important and yet very misunderstood parts of a songwriting career in NOTES AND BOLTS

Randy's UNDER THE MICROSCOPE segment teaches us a valuable life lesson... DON'T BLINK!

We celebrate ALLEE WILLIS DAY in the LEGENDARY SONGWRITER SALUTE. Allee is one of Steve's favorite songwriters, responsible for millions of units sold and probably best known for her EARTH WIND & FIRE smash SEPTEMBER ("Do you remember the twenty-first night of September..."); as well as BOOGIE WONDERLAND (also EWF), NEUTRON DANCE (Pointer Sisters), WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS (Pet Shop Boys) and I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU (The Rembrandts and the theme from FRIENDS) among others. Be looking for a future episode devoted to Allee soon...

Randy discusses what must be a truly amazing woman; one who inspired at least two all-time classic rock songs in YOU THINK YOU KNOW

We make a pitch for the TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION); an organization that any songwriter would benefit from membership in. There's no better way to have direct access to Nashville publishers and producers who want to hear YOUR demos. The yearly dues are cheap too!!!

We play not one, but TWO LISTENER SUBMISSION songs: PARADISE MOTEL by JAMESTOFFEE CONRAD and BOTTLE OF SUNSHINE by THE WINDOWPANES featuring Superfan PAULIE COCONUTS!!!

Then stay tuned as do answer a pile of emails, give a load of "shout outs" and close the show with the song that started it all: "40" by none other than "Nashville" Steve Rempis





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EP. 39 - MONUMENTALLY VACUOUS
Written by Steve Rempis   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:00


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Welcome back, folks; it's been awhile. Hopefully this episode will have been well worth the wait!

Steve discusses the very "bread and butter" of all forms of popular music, "THE HOOK" in NOTES & BOLTS

Randy details the life and career of MEL TILLIS in the LEGENDARY SONGWRITER Segment

Steve takes a close look at the song that first introduced the legendary HANK WILLIAMS to the American public: HOMESICK BLUES in UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Randy gets his "HUMP" on in the WHAT THE !@#$%? Segment

Steve marches to the beat of a DIFFERENT DRUM in YOU THINK YOU KNOW

Randy shares his own unique brand of inspiration in RANDY'S READIN' WRITIN' AND 'RITHMATIC

Our "Aussie" corespondent BRENDAN SMOOTHER also shares HIS own bit of inspiration in his A VIEW FROM DOWNUNDER Segment, followed by an airing of his debut single, "INSPIRATION"

And of course, all the usual news and nods that you'd expect from your favorite podcast hosts




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INSTANT SONGWRITING WEBSITE (Buy the book here)

WRITE OFF THE ROW

BRENDAN SMOOTHER'S PARAMEDIC SUICIDE WEBSITE

BRENDAN SMOOTHER'S PARAMEDIC SUICIDE FACEBOOK PAGE

Steve Rempis

Randy Finchum

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EP. 38 - Scattered, Smothered, Covered and More
Written by Steve Rempis   
Monday, 09 June 2014 15:55


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Welcome friends and fans! Randy and Steve are (finally) back together and "in the flesh" for this long-awaited episode. Among the fun and frivolity you've come to love and expect; you'll also hear:

Steve covering two months worth of emails, phone calls and personal inquiries in the NEWS and SUCH

Randy going UNDER THE MICROSCOPE to examine the smash hit "I HOPE YOU DANCE"

Steve giving a LEGENDARY SONGWRITER SALUTE to JJ (sometimes J.J.) CALE

Randy giving the YOU THINK YOU KNOW treatment to a JIM CROCE favorite

Steve Taking BOBBY GOLDSBORO to task for HONEY in the WHAT THE !@#$%? segment, and marking the CSSP debut of DICK LIPSCHITZ and the FOUR-POUND BOLOGNA BAG to help illustrate

Randy sharing some of his DEEP THOUGHTS in RANDY'S READIN' WRITIN' and 'RITHMATIC segment

Brandon Smoother taking his second shot at podcast glory in his VIEW FROM DOWNUNDER

Dan Sullivan tells us about Frankie Ballard in his first-ever installment of COMMERCIAL SUICIDE SONGWRITING WATCH

A BONUS INTERVIEW SPECIAL FEATURE as Steve interviews up-and-coming future pop star, Belmont student and YouTube sensation NATHAN DILLER




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NATHAN DILLER OFFICIAL WEBSITE

"LIVE THIS WAY" Single on Itunes

See Nathan's latest video, "LIVE THIS WAY" on YouTube
NATHAN DILLER Music

NATHAN DILLER on Facebook

NATHAN DILLER on Twitter

NATHAN DILLER on Instagram


Steve Rempis

Randy Finchum

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EP. 37 - Southern Gospel Legend DIANNE WILKINSON
Written by Steve Rempis   
Monday, 19 May 2014 12:06
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Sorry for the delay in posting this episode; life has gotten mighty hectic down here in Nashville as of late. Hopefully this interview will have been well worth the wait.

We've always made a point of trying to feature songwriters from as many backgrounds and genres as possible, and we're extremely pleased to bring you an hour with our first verifiable SOUTHERN GOSPEL LEGEND!

She's the "other" DW: DIANNE WILKINSON!!! This gal has had well over 100 cuts in her illustrious career, and is known for having penned some of the most powerful and endearing gospel songs ever committed to tape (as well as vinyl, plastic and sheet music).Additionally, she's a fascinating character with a rich history and an amazingly positive perspective on life, faith, and music.




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Dianne Wilkinson
Southern Gospel Journal
Absolutely Gospel
Christian Author, Speaker, and Songwriter Daniel Mount's Blog
Video of The Kingdom Heirs performing WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME from the LIVE at Dollywood CD/DVD/>


Steve Rempis

Randy Finchum

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EP. 36 - A SONG IS BORN
Written by Steve Rempis   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:10


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So kids, you know how we're always telling y'all that we want your feedback and suggestions? That this show is all about YOU, our faithful listeners? That we love each and every one of you and value your opinions? Well, the proof is at hand: an episode detailing the creation of an original song (in this case, the very first Rempis-Finchum composition) as per your request.

Of all the emails we've received; we've gotten more requests to talk about our colaborations, to write a song "on-air" (such as it is), or to collaborate with a listener. This episode will satisfy all the above, as Randy was still "just" a listener himself when we started this collaboration.

So grab a tall glass of milk and a graham cracker (or whatever) and listen as we discuss the creation of "SHOULDA SHOT STRAIGHT" by Steve Rempis and Randy Finchum.


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Jimmy Anderson Kickstarter
Jimmy Anderson on Facebook
Jimmy Anderson Facebook Music Page
Jimmy Anderson on ReverbNation
Travis Bowlin Website
Marie Perry at Songspace
Pomplamoose Website
Sule
Adam Liette Video
Joel Landy performing he and Dan Sullivan's I WISH WOODY GUTHRIE WAS HERE
Alisa Burgos on ReverbNation

Steve Rempis

Randy Finchum

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CSSP "Snailmail" address: PO BOX 727 Gallatin, TN 37066

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Memphis, TN

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Special thanks to Country Music legend, MEL TILLIS for this episode's opening callout.
 
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