Monthly Archives: March 2010

Twitter’s Down :(

This sucks, but it always fascinates me. Can’t wait to see what the reason was this time. I will be following on Google.

Update: I guess they were out for about a half hour, but they seem to be working now. I’ll be looking for reasons..

Update 22: This is an article well worth reading about Twitter problems:

Tweets From Space will not Fix Twitter’s Problems

Excerpt:

As we have now seen, new account creation on Twitter has dried up. Even more so, I still get 503 error messages, fail whales, and other assorted problems daily. The site is broken, the service still crashes, it has lost nearly all its growth momentum, and has yet to monetize outside of two commercial deals. Oh, that and the Twitter spam problem has not even begun to be corrected.

And what are we all talking about? One poorly typed Tweet from outer space. Is that what we should be focusing on? What about Twitter still being broken? What about these traffic graphs showing Twitter completely stagnant in its home market:   …

Update 8800: Twitter not working again..not that that’s really news…sorry, they just don’t seem to be conducting their business properly. What ever happened to listening to users, and trying to be helpful?

Last Update: I just realized I didn’t post the times of the previous updates. The first two were actually only about 4 minutes apart, but by the time I posted the first one it had already been about 5 minutes since I had noticed the problem. Then by the time I had finished reading that article I posted above, and I checked on the status again, Twitter went down again. When I first noticed the problem, It was about 7:16am est, and it is now 8:00 am est and it has been working just fine for almost 15 minutes. Gotta love tech!

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Why Not Try? – A Poem by Dante Carmelo Cullari Written: 3/12/2010

Why Not Try?

What if everything you wanted was here?

What if everything you needed was there?

What if there was nothing left to get?

Would you still care?

What if your thoughts were really real?

What if the darkness made you feel: alive…infinite…vast?

The endless possibilities.

What if the light were always right?

What if you still can’t see your light?

What if you never had a dream?

What if your life was in between?

Why not try?

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Interview with V.I. – Musician’s Institute in Hollywood Student


So give us some background, where are you originally from?

Well my name’s Vic (V.I.). I’ve been rapping n making music for about two years. I’m just starting to get serious with music, n I’m trying to take things to a new level! I’m originally from northern California, bout n hour north of San Francisco. Couple months ago I moved to L.A. to become closer to the music scene.

You are currently attending the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Correct?

Yea, I’ve been in the Recording Engineer program for about half a year trying to increase my knowledge!

Tell us why you decided to attend the Musicians Institute.

I basically just wanted to learn more about the craft I was passionate about. I figured that if I went to a school that specialized in recording music I would have a better chance one for getting noticed n two being close to the industry.

It just seemed like a win-win to me.

What do you expect to gain as an independent artist by attending the Musicians Institute?

I’ve already acquired so much information that I had no idea about prior to going to MI. I mean my ears have adapted to be able to recognize center frequencies, microphone tones, room ambience, n so much more. What I really expect to gain are new contacts who already have a foot in the door in the industry. Maybe with some luck I’ll get my foot in the door as well.

Tell us about some of your experiences at school and how they have motivated you to become a better artist.

First and foremost would have to be my teachers; they motivate me n push me when I need it. Just being around people that have produced platinum and gold records is motivation. Being able to record live artists, get in major studios n track my own material is such a major opportunity that never would have been possible if I weren’t in the environment I’m in.

Do you think your choice to go to a music school is going to give you a better advantage in the music industry and if so, why do you think that is?

I think in the long run my decision will b very beneficial. In talking with numerous people in the business, it’s all about working your way through the system. Now having had real professional studio training, I think I have a definite advantage over the average working artist. It’s about knowing gear and having proper studio etiquette that sets MI student apart from the average musician.

So my decision has, and will continue to be, beneficial.

Now that you have attended the Musician’s Institute for a little while, is music school something you would suggest to fellow indie artists and producers and why?

I would definitely suggest that any serious artist consider education in the music industry. Whether it be at MI, Full Sail, LA Recording School, or anywhere else for that matter, it is just so beneficial to have proper professional instruction in certain aspects of the trade. The amount of exposure you get from one of these types of schools is unprecedented. You will learn so much about gear, recording techniques n little things we as amateur artists wouldn’t even consider; not going to an institute or getting assistance almost seems foolish. So I would most definitely suggest a reputable school to a fellow artist. It’s well worth the investment

Do you find yourself more focused on your career in the music industry than you did prior to attending music school and if so, why do you think that is?

That question has a two part answer. Being where I am n being around the people that im surrounded by is exhilarating n inspirational. For that reason my level of focus is somewhere it’s never been before. But also having tons of information thrown at you is a bit of a focus killer, if u know what I mean. The balance between knowledge and creativity seems to clash when I work. Before, I would create music so freely. Now when I create something I take into consideration levels, panning, Eq, correct compression, mic placement, plosives, the list goes on. And although these are good things to keep in mind, I find that sometimes it can ruin work flow.

Tell us about some of your favorite teachers and how they affect your creativity and development as an artist.

I’ve had several of favorite teachers… Ted Greenburg, Mark Nonisa, Jim Morgan, and Dave Hewitt just to name a few. They’ve all helped me and inspired me in different ways. But they all have the same central focus which is to help their students. They give me insight when I ask them to listen to a mix, they offer suggestions to help the creativity, n they all genuinely care about the outcome of my projects. Their support and encouragement have helped me exponentially in becoming a better artist.

Do you have any new projects you are currently working on that we should keep an eye out for?

I definitely have projects you should keep an eye out for…

I’m currently working on an album with an artist from back home called “The Archive” n I’m always busy with the mixtape I’m involved with from Two $cholars $hort. Also everyweek or so I update my facebook n myspace profile with new music…. So keep your ears open!

We want to thank you for taking the time out to speak with us today and for your support of MWL and Beat-Play.

Thank You,

-V.I.

Interviewed by: Jimmy Iles – Director of Operations Beat-Play, LLC

Extra Note from MWL: If you’re thinking about a music school but don’t want to move to California, or Florida, or Tennessee, don’t forget to check out the awesome online music programs out there, like Berklee and Full Sail’s programs.

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Promotion Online: Is it really worth it?

That all depends on your definition of success. If your definition is getting a few hundred views on your blog every week, then yea, it works great.

However if you’re an independent musician, or a small business owner, and you’re one fish swimming in a sea of millions, online promotion today won’t do much at all for making you successful. Course that doesn’t mean it can’t.

With all of the hype behind social networks, and people shoving out thousands of dollars to “internet marketing” companies to conduct marketing that most people don’t even fully understand, and that’s methods are still evolving so rapidly, it’s no wonder that people continue to jump on the ship.

Nobody really knows what’s going on, but they’re smart enough to know that something is happening. And this isn’t a bad thing, but it can be a bit dangerous if not handled correctly.

Results on the web have not proven to be full proof by any means. There is no secret formula that can guarantee success. Right now it’s all about luck, some strategy, risk, and persistence. And the results don’t always come out quite how you expect.

I wouldn’t say online promotion is in it’s infant stages, but I would say it’s about a pre-teen right now. The potential there has not been fully realized.

This is an important thing to take into consideration when planning on investing and developing an internet marketing strategy. It’s best not to get your hopes up about anything online right now.

If a company is telling you they can get you thousands of new views to your website a week, I would at least be a little skeptical about where these “views” are coming from.

It’s not to say that internet promotion is not a good thing to do. If anything, I believe it WILL eventually be the future of marketing, just because of the million benefits that the internet provides to it’s users in general, including ease of use, mobile access and stuff like that. It safe to say the internet will always be a big part of people’s lives.

So establishing a presence is a great idea that I believe everyone should do, but expecting the world out of it right now would be a bit wishful.

As practices develop however, online promotion will begin to get much more fruitful. If you want an example of how this may be possible, check out my model for Beat-Play, and how we revolutionize promotion for independent artists.

The same principles can be applied literally to anything that needs promoted online, but gone will be the days of posting ads and trying to virtually scream for attention into a crowd of people. It doesn’t work too well in real life either.

Instead, the beauty of the internet is that it offers alternatives to these kinds of medieval things. When the internet matures a little, if someone is looking for something that you provide, they will automatically get introduced to you.

In other words, the people already looking for you, will find you, and you will no longer have to waste time advertising to people who may never have a need to look for you.

It seems right now we are working against the natural flow of the internet, when it comes to our marketing methods. When we smarten up a little bit, things will definitely change.

This is a good thing to keep in mind when considering any kind of online promotion. If you’re not getting great results, don’t get frustrated..it’s not designed for you to….but it will be soon. Just don’t go betting the bank on it just yet.

Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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The Beat-Play Experiment – Entry 2

This is an exciting time for the crew. We’re finalizing all of the little bits and pieces of Beat-Play. By the time we’re ready to launch, hopefully in May, we’ll have everything we need in place to help our beta testers begin the journey of successfully promoting their music online, and independently. It’s coming..

We are very busy, but it’s a lot of fun.

We’ve been going back through all of the amazing designers that we interviewed in Colombia. There were 18 total. Honestly they are some of the most talented artists I’ve ever seen and I want to use all of them!

They’ll be doing work for the backgrounds of Beat-Play, which change every time you refresh the page, and they’ll also be doing the ads, which aren’t your standard everyday annoying banner ads. We’re all about the art.

We just had an awesome interview with MWL artist Lisa Lavie. She’s had incredible success on Youtube, being the #34th most subscribed of all time, with millions and millions of views. She talks a lot about her career, and her views about the industry. She’s madd cool and epitomizes Music Without Labels. The interview should be up sometime this week.

We also have some other awesome interviews in the works including a video interview in Spanish with a hot Colombian artist Lilith, an English video interview with one of the leaders of an awesome independent movement going on in Medellin, Colombia, and a written interview with a really talented indie artist over in South Korea who calls himself Silvercord.

He used to live in Cali but now lives over there. I met him on thesixtyone.com and he actually did a little bit of mastering work for me and my friend. He’s going to talk to us about the music scene over there to try and give us a wider view of the situation for indie artists as a whole, around the world. I’m really excited for that.

Also this week we’ll begin filming a new online show that we’ll be starting called Beat-Play Harmonics. It’ll feature indie music videos, interviews, live performances, industry discussions, and a lot more. The first couple episodes will mostly just include music videos, kinda like MTV when they first started, except strictly independent/unknown artists, and we’ll never lose focus on the music. We have some awesome music videos lined up for that.

We also have Jasmine Sacarello, an up and coming actress who has conducted interviews for us before, doing some video blogs for us. We figure she’s more interesting to look at that us, and videos are a better way to get the information out. Definitely look for these posts coming up in the near future.

On top of all of this, most of us are starting to take some classes on the side. We’re all over the web doing constant research, and we’re on literally a couple thousand social networks as a whole, including a lot of smaller independent music based ones. We also go out to shows and take pictures and video and help the bands promote themselves. If you click the picture at the top it’ll take you to the most recent show pics, which will be updated again soon, and if you click the second pic it’ll take you to that band’s website..they’re an awesome laid back reggae band from CO named Apex Vibe.

Most of us have non-profit stuff we do on the side too. Dave Botero, marketing and ad sales, runs a handball program for kids in our area with the YMCA, called Hope in Handball, where a bunch of mentors play with the kids before and after school. He’s always looking for donations.

Right now I’m helping a friend of mine with a cool project. He’s actually an artist I met at a CD release party, Nashon Walker. I’m helping him put together a preview video of a TV show he’s trying to pitch.

It’s a combination reality show/flash back show that goes through the details of his rough past, from being abandoned, to parents on drugs, stealing, dealing, and jail, to going to college, marrying, getting a good job, having two kids, and starting his own mentorship programs and non-profits to help kids who have been through similar situations, and he’s not even 30 yet.

The reality part of the show follows him on his quest to bring real change to inner cities, and the other part shows flashbacks of his past acted out to show the contrast. It’s an awesome project I’m really happy to be working on. If you want to be involved, he’s looking for donations as well right now.

On top of that I’m still keeping track of the development process of Beat-Play which is moving along at a great pace, and I’m continuing to talk weekly to lawyers who are schooling me on copyrights and licensing.

Every once in a while I’ll even get some time to write some lyrics, and I’m planning on recording a mixtape pretty soon in my studio, which is about 30 ft from me right now, but I really haven’t had the time to put it all together yet, though the material is all there.

We’re also hammering out the ad model right now, which will be the main way that artists get paid on Beat-Play. We’re thinking there will be a set flat rate that we charge to advertisers, and if an artist reaches over a certain number of views, their ad space goes up in value, and we then give the artists 95% of the increase to their ad price..that’s on top of the flat fee.

There would be different levels, or brackets the artists would get placed in based on their views, and that would determine the price of their ads. The cool thing is the artists would get the majority of the money generated specifically from their views, after hitting a certain threshold, which Beat-Play’s promotion makes a lot easier to do. I would love to get feedback on this from some artists out there.

Also this week we marked the 250th artist to sign up to beta test on MusicWithoutLabels.com

That’s pretty much the full update of what’s goin on here at Beat-Play from our end. A lot of exciting stuff to look forward to, and great content to watch out for. We’re pretty stoked over here.

Ideas, comments, disses, encouragement always welcome. We’ll keep you posted.

Peace!

Entry by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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The Confessions of a Serial Inventor

The definition of a serial inventor is not only someone who has ideas..plural..but someone who then goes about making these ideas into reality…all of them.

This is no easy task. It involves determination, patience, optimism, motivation, and encouragement. Not all of these resources are always present, but they are never the less vital to the process.

Every serial inventor must start somewhere. This will be the hardest time for them, because usually in the beginning, resources are low, workload is high, and there is still the major “unknown to the world” hill to climb. As if all of this on their back wasn’t enough, they are usually still coming up with new ideas all the time, which will require more time, more money, and usually more people, in order to come to fruition, all which makes the first invention’s success even more crucial, but exciting.

As for me, I’m about at this point. I keep a log almost daily of new ideas, new updates to old ideas, and cool things I find that give me inspiration. I can’t wait til the day comes where I can go back through this archive and read all of this crazy stuff, and then go and invest the resources into making them all become a reality.

For me, this feeling will make everything that came before more worthwhile than I can probably now imagine. All I know is that I will get there, and this keeps me going. For now, I just stay focused on my first brain child, Beat-Play.

My job is all about problem solving. My job is a designer, an engineer, and an architect. I am only as valuable as the solutions I offer. And it’s all about helping people along the way. It’s something that has now become a part of me.

It’s not easy for me to stop trying to solve problems, even if the problems are seemingly small, and have to do with something as mundane as a washing machine. Every time I run into a problem in daily life, or someone else is talking about one, I am instantly looking for a solution…and usually I find one.

Problem solving is all about thinking in the right ways, and it’s not as difficult as it’s made out to be. There is almost a pattern..an algorithm that you must adhere to if you want to find the best, and most all-encompassing solution. The best solutions solve more than one problem. If you want to read more about this process, check out one of my other posts, The Process of Innovation – Think Social!

The most important thing I’ve learned on this journey is that a solution to any problem can be found. Usually when there is a problem, there is actually more than one cause of the problem. So a “solution” may actually involve several solutions. If people more understood the causes of problems, they would better understand how to go about solving them.

Problems are made by people, and they can be solved by people. There are not very many naturally occurring problems found in the world. For the good majority, everything in nature seems to fit and work together beautifully to actually create positive effects, like life, water cycles, reproduction, and evolution. Any problems that are present in nature are usually canceled out by a greater amount of positive results, or the problems would exist until there is nothing left to be a problem for, at which point they would not longer be a problem. It would seem that mother nature is a master of ultimate solutions to seemingly impossible problems.

I would say in 99% of cases, an ultimate solution can be reached, if the right steps are taken, at the right times, and the right people cooperate. I find that the one crucial binding agent to finding a solution is for a person, or all people involved, to believe in the possibility of reaching the intended outcome. If you don’t believe, you cannot and will not, act accordingly to achieve a desired result.

Problem solving, or design thinking, as it’s been popularly referred to as, is something I believe everyone must, and eventually will learn and master. As technology and society advances, the problems we are faced with will be of greater significance, and much harder. It won’t be long until the majority of jobs have shifted away from things like manual labor, and move more towards the realm of problem solving.

The solution to hard problems is a well thought out design. Maybe it’s time people start thinking more like serial inventors now, take a leap into exploration, and along the way, find some of the answers they’ve been searching for all along. The world will end up a much better place because of it.

Leaps should not be for hurdles, they should be, for humanity.

Written by: Dante Carmelo Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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The Beat-Play Experiment – Entry #1

I’d like to introduce to you the 1st entry of a new experiment we are proud to be starting.

You may have noticed this blog’s name has changed to The Beat-Play Experiment. This blog, in addition to everything it has represented already, will be dedicated to telling the story of Beat-Play, as it progresses. For more information on what Beat-Play is, go here.

The experiment is almost like a professional baby book for Beat-Play, keeping log routinely of internal problems, successes, plans, events, breakthroughs, overall progress, and looking to the readers for their input. We want to share this journey with our users.

It will also be used in an effort to stay completely transparent, and keep everyone who supports the Beat-Play/Independent movement on the same page as the people running the show. Feedback from posts will be a huge asset to us, and the community, moving forward.

I’ll start off by giving you an update of our status up to this point, and by introducing everyone involved.

First, my name is Dante Cullari and I am the Founder and President of Beat-Play, LLC. I am an independent artist; a lyricist, and a producer. After researching and realizing that there were no solid alternatives for indie artists to promote and distribute their music, without losing their rights to a label, I decided to create my own alternative where artists could maintain full control over their careers, including pricing, song selection, promotion methods, merchandise, ect, and they could do it all online from their home.

I am Beat-Play’s architect. I don’t do any coding myself, though I have a little experience doing it. I however, design the functionality and the interconnectedness of the site, and guide the user experience. I have a very clear vision of what’s best for independent artists, and I do my best to translate it to everyone around me. Every decision I make for Beat-Play has a good reason behind it, and when making decisions, I am always thinking about what’s best from the user’s perspective.

It’s been 3 years since I had this dream, and now, it’s just a few short months from launching. We have the designs done, and the back-end mostly done. Now we are just waiting while the two are being merged together into one functionally incredible tool for artists. If you want to learn more about what our beta version will include, you can check out the Beat-Play Beta Overview.

I’d like to now introduce everyone else responsible for making Beat-Play become a reality, and a sustainable platform for independent artists to share, promote and earn money from their music.


First and foremost, we have my Mom, Kathi Cullari. She is the CEO of Cullari Communications Group, a public relations company based out of Pa, and she is the VP of Beat-Play. She is an incredibly innovative and smart woman, and she has taught me almost everything I know about business. Everyone that works for her, with the exception of 1 person, is a female, and they all work from their homes. She has people in almost every state. Though she is located in Pa, she has created a network of people all throughout the country, allowing her business to reach much farther. She is my primary investor in Beat-Play, (and she also happens to have an AMAZING voice). She is where I get my love of music, and she really believes in this cause. I am so lucky to have her. Not too many people would have so much faith in their 21 year old son, but she’s smart, and I get it from her.

The Team:

Boris Mosesyan

Boris is our Creative Director. I’ve been good friends with Boris since High School, when he would show me the beats he was making and we would make songs together. He doesn’t make beats so much anymore, but he does a LOT of design work for us. He is responsible for our Myspace page, our Blog Header, our T-shirts, our Twitter page, our forums, a bunch of Beat-Play backgrounds, and a lot more. He does awesome work, with a lot of passion, and he’s a character. He never fails to make you laugh.

Dave Botero

Dave has had many titles. Among them are director of business development, account executive, media coordinator, national sales assistant, HMFIC (head motherfucker in charge) and he now he calls himself the Sous Chef of Beat-Play. I met Dave when he was at a different company and he came to me with some of the most ridiculous, and creative marketing ideas I had ever heard. We developed and maintained a relationship despite us not using his company anymore. Then about a year later Dave and I started working together again. This time Dave was the HMFIC of his own company, Livid. I was Livid’s biggest client and eventually I just had to snag Dave all to myself. He is an incredibly creative and connected individual and we’re lucky to have his expertise on this team.

Mark Valente

Mark is our Online Marketing Director. I actually went to high school with Mark as well. We’ve been friends for a very long time, and both share a hunger for knowledge that drives us to learn about anything and everything we feel can make a difference in our lives, and the world. He is the social butterfly of the group, reaching out on hundreds of social networks and blogs to spread the message of better alternatives for indie artists. He is our online ambassador, and if you found this blog through another website, it’s probably because of him. He’s also a pretty dirty drummer!

Jimmy Iles

Jimmy is our Director of Operations. He has a strong background in sales, having worked for a major food wholesaler for a number of years before Beat-Play. Now he is the one responsible for making sure the rest of us don’t fall off a cliff. I have actually known Jimmy for a long time. He is my mom’s best friend’s son. He is an amazingly diligent and organized person to work with, and he is also a great guy to hang out with. He’s based in Colorado, right outside of Denver, while the rest of the team is in Harrisburg, Pa for the time being. Jimmy is our connection to the real world at times, but even he’s a bit of a dreamer, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is a crucial asset to our team.

Dan Lineaweaver is the President of Skyward Thought, the development team working to make Beat-Play into a reality. Dan is also a drummer in a metal band. He really believes in this project and understands it better than most people I know. He is the best possible guy I could have ever hoped to build Beat-Play. The name of his company exemplifies his process. He was one of the first people on board with Beat-Play, and he has proven to be an amazing addition, throughout the whole journey. He’ll be adding more info about his company here in the future.

I make it a point to surround myself with geniuses. Everyone on the team operates at a higher level. We think big, and act. There is nothing we believe we can’t do. That is why for us, solving every single problem associated with the music industry today is simply another goal to be reached, and we are relentless. We feel like we will make major contributions to the welfare of independent music as a whole, and we will continue refining our methods as long as we are here.

We are getting EXTREMELY excited for the launch of Beat-Play into beta, which hopefully will be out of the lawyer’s hands and online by May. This is a big moment in time for independent artists. Stayed tuned for another entry shortly.

Entry by: Dante Cullari, Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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Screw a New Music Tax – We’ve got our Own Ideas


So by now you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about a new music tax for AM/FM radio stations, that corresponds with the 1995 fee imposed on Internet, satellite, and cable radio, crippling hundreds, if not thousands, of internet radio stations.

If you’re an independent artist, I’m happy to announce that this means pretty much nothing. If you want the real scoop on what all the popular opinions are, and the real truth underlying them, this article is great The Man Can’t Tax Our Music . My suggestion: don’t worry about it.

The tax isn’t expected to go through, but even if it does, AM/FM stations already have a phobia of playing music that isn’t already established as having mass appeal.

If you’re an independent artist, it’s time to realize one very important fact. There are 2 music industries. One is small, roped off, and dieing. The other is massive, teeming with talent, and about to explode.

This is the only thing an independent artist has to remember. You are already in the industry you want to be in. There is no point in jumping onto a sinking ship.

The independent music industry is about grass roots support. The independents need to recognize the tremendous amount of power they can have if they stick together as a unit, and we need to all work together to reach our not so different goals.

The picture is just beginning to change, especially with the emergence of new online tools for artists like Beat-Play, a free, viral method of word of mouth promotion and distribution.

If you’re the kind of artist who likes to keep up with what’s going on in the major music industry, it’s time you adjust your eyes a little bit, and realize the real major music industry has the word independent in front of it.

Don’t waste your time worrying about taxes, and lawsuits, and bribes. Focus on you, your music, and make your own rules.

This has been a Public Service Announcement from Beat-Play and Music Without Labels.

Interview with the Creators of the South Park Music Tour

The South Park Music Tour is an awesome event hosted in Alma, Colorado, featuring some of the most talented independent artists from all around the country. They are actually taking a break this year, but are starting something called the THC Music Festival, which is just a few days shorter than the South Park Music Tour. Looking at their artist list so far it looks like it’s going to be another awesome event, hosted by McGoon Productions. They are also currently accepting submissions. The THC Music Festival is going on August 20-22, in Alma, Colorado, the highest town in North America. Definitely check it out! It’s a BEAUTIFUL ride up there.

http://www.southparkmusictour.com/

http://www.thcmusicfestival.com/

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Warm Winter Day – A Poem by Dante Carmelo Cullari

Warm Winter Day

As the leaves blow by,
The sky’s eye changes colors;
image of the heavens; butterfly, fly by;
picture of the mind;
rewinds time, reminds time,
of simple days;
the simple rays, of light,
taking flight, through the enormous mountains of the sky,
til it reaches a passer by,
who wonders,
“When?”

I wrote this poem when I was 16. I can remember it being fall and me looking outside and seeing the leaves blow around, and this popped into my head. I think I wrote it on a napkin at my kitchen table, it hit me that fast. Why I named it Warm Winter Day I have no idea, but it turned out we actually had a couple pretty warms days that year, right around Christmas. Funny how stuff like that works out.

I’ve had this poem published and have won an award for it. It’s definitely one of my favorites. I write a lot of poetry. If I get a good response I may post more in the future. Thanks for listening!

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