Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Songalive! OC to offer song workshop Sunday

With Song critique session and group songwriting exercises.

Join us! Songsalive! holds workshops where songwriters gather to share their songs, gain feedback and develop relationships within the songwriting communities we have created around the world. The first half is solely dedicated to an in-the-round workshop where writers present one song each - either on tape, CD or live followed by a guest speaker/industry discussion in the second half and plenty of time to talk and network. Moderated by Rodney O'Riley.
Details: For more info:

WHEN: Sunday June 28, 2009

TIME: Starts 7:00pm SHARP. Ends at 10:00 pm. Please be on time.

WHERE: SPIRES RESTAURANT (in the Meeting Room)
13030 Goldenwest Avenue (corner of Garden Grove Blvd.),
Westminster, CA 92683.
Phone for directions only: 714-636-0442. (Songsalive! contact below)
(Please consider ordering dinner before or after the workshop! It helps to make our hosts happy if each person orders about $8.00 worth of food for the night. They’re paying for the lights and air conditioning!)

Directions: Southwest corner of Goldenwest Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard. Exit the Garden Grove (22) Freeway at "Knott Avenue". There's plenty of free parking.

COST: $5 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members. You can join Songsalive! to participate in the workshops at

REGISTER: Pre-registrations helpful but not necessary. Register your attendance through our Meetup group at

Directions or specific questions call (714) 333-8222 or email

SONG CRITIQUE - RULES & WHAT TO BRING: 1 Song either on tape, CD or live (bring own guitar or keyboard) and 20 copies of your typed lyric sheet with contact details clearly displayed. Read the RULES at

YOUR HOST IS ROD O’RILEY OF SONGSALIVE! Rod O'Riley is the writing and performing name of Rodney Dean Stansfield. RDS is a guitar salesperson by day, songwriter by night, and many other things in the hours in between. A native of Los Angeles, raised in his parents' native Vancouver, BC, and schooled all over the West Coast. Currently learning the fine art of bass playing, producing, and letting the computer take care of the hard parts. Active as an organizer in science fiction fandom, he also keeps himself busy as an activist for animal rights, gay/lesbian/bi rights, and anarchism. And, of course, for the continued viability of live music and the venues that support it. Rodney has been involved with Songsalive! since 2002. In 2007, he was honored to assist with the creation of the new Songsalive! chapter in Orange County, California.

Our Discussion Topic: Networking Sites
Facebook, MySpace, Meetup, Plaxo, Grouply, and more... we've all heard of them, and we're all on half of them. So what's available? And, more importantly: Which ones are the most useful to independent musicians, and why? If you have strong opinions on this topic, or if you're just curious about it, please don't miss out on this workshop!

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Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide.

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