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- FINALLY, IN THE KITCHEN WITH HORMONES...
- S. Colvin... thank you so much for this song, it really tells it like it is...
- you can submit your songs for airplay on this www radio...
- some short stories and stuff...
- i'M NOT DRUNK, i'M CRYING...
- VORTEXIA (Graeme Robertson) and myself collaborated a video for one of my poems which he sings and plays wonderfully... It's a scary one called THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
- bringing over my guitar for coffee
- MINI CONCERT - free, easy & "live"...
- Me & Graeme Robertson's Duo
- GOOGLE +
- Sven Meyer's Captured Angels...!!!
- MY AFRIKAANS LAMENT...
- silent candle - bread money...
- review music and earn for FREE
- "LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY" CONTEST IN S.A.
- YOU CAN GIVE ME A $$$ TIP IN MY PROFFERED HAT - THANK YOU SO MUCH
- COME WWWINDOW SHOPPING at my Zazzle store!
- SMALL BOOK FOR SMALLEST ROOM!
Music is my second love, my first being art (painting, etc.) I have a few paintings on the net at SouthAfricanArtists.com. You're welcome to browse my name, Raine Carosin, for all my goodies on the net. Otherwise, with regards to music, I had guitar lessons for a year (12 years old), and then I just learned from other musicians throughout my meanderings. Of course, I didn't apply myself 100%, and now that I am middle-aged, I have procured as much material for learning as possible, but find that with the beginnings of arthiritis and a taste of senility, (and that my youthful stamina is abating) I can only learn slowly. However, there are backtracks and karaoke nowadays that do the trick when I am unable to accompany myself with the guitar. I have a keyboard (Korg is50) and a few computer programmes, which I am also learning to use, but slowly. I wanted to be famous but failed miserably due to unforseen circumstances. (I suffered a head injury in 1981/2 and was diagnosed as schizophrenic in 1985). Now, with the internet and sites like these - although I must say, I haven't come across another wonderful site like this ever! - my dreams have come true to a degree that I am more than satisfied with. I'm too wheezy to cavort on a stage, so working from home suits me down to the ground. It's just me and the machines and the guitars and the trees, and the cat. (UPDATE: The cat has moved to her new home.) Hubby watches with one ear. This, for me, is like the Woodstock for the net. I hope that my old songs will become modernised so that all those hours I spent writing and remembering them won't be lost forever. You're welcome to contact me if you wish to collaborate. I have tons of poetry just waiting for melodies, and I can spin a poetic yarn within a day on a chosen subject, as long as I am able to ask questions. Enough about me. And you...? You don't know how happy I get everytime I check my statistics and realise that I have played for another person somewhere in the world, and receive your welcome comments. Even though the stage is all in my head, it's still a great feeling. Thank You. (I haven't given up my day job...) And, also remember, that my music is written for every cell of creation, so boogie, woogie and play on... it is after all, the food of Love... use it, blues it, muse it... PS If you get "muted" by me, I can assure you that it is just because I don't know how to control my mouse when it is dirty, or, I've become intimidated by the machines, again...!!!!! Remember, I'm still new to all this... and, because there are so many different languages and we don't see each other's gestures and faces, there may be misunderstandings, but - no fear - i sometimes put my foot in it, but i mean well... just emotional and moody at times... (4th Dec 2010: Dear Jacques Buvat has uploaded my first collaboration of "I Wanna Take You Forgranted" - I'm so excited I can't find the Earth beneath my feet!!!!)
I've tried my hand at doing two "movie/video"s :
LATEST NEWS: Got airtime play on a local radio station called RADIO MIDRAND 93-8fm ... (there is live-streaming on the net...!)
MORE NEWS (18/3/11): joined headliner fm. seems like a great idea... hit a dry spot with writing and music, can you believe it? methinks it was all those trips to the dentist... hopefully after this pain has abated, i can feel better to write and sing again... it's not that i hate dentists, but i'm not fond of visiting their places... LOL!!!! Now i'm just holding on to the faculteeth I have left....!!!! hahahha!!!
AND MORE NEWS (18/4/11): went to watch MEL BOTES' DAVID'S CONFESSION and it was stunning. You can look him up on the web and the album is downloadable FOR FREE...
BREAKING NEWS: GOING FOR A SONG = My first lyrics and backing for sale (17 May 2011): The truth about secrets - Collaboration: Vortexia/Raine Carosin by Vortexia
BREAKING NEWS: 26/07/11 = Have made the first baby steps towards making a clay animation advert so I'll be taking some time off from writing songs and singing, but please keep up the communications - write anytime, y'hear? Here are the links to my first attempts at animation with other materials...
1.link for death of a lover
2.link for dragon breath
3.link for the other woman
4.link for feeding frenzy
5.link for the guardian of the wall
7.evil potion link
8.banned video link
So please stay in touch, and hopefully I shall be able to write my own music and lyrics for the "advert" as well... Wishing you all joy and success and will be keeping one eye on the "web"... Love to all, Raine and Pierre
UPDATE 28/7/11: Found out a week ago that Minno (soundrain to sell our tracks) has been discontinued, so I have updated my songs and you'll find that most of them are downloadable now, and I won't be worrying myself about making a buck or two for my busker's hat... well, I tried anyway, but enjoy and keep up the music...
UPDATE 23/11/11: Joined up with Graeme Robertson - check us out on soundcloud, duo called TRONADA... :-}
GOD SAYS GIVE
THE DEVIL SAYS WHY
GOD SAYS LIVE
THE DEVIL SAYS DIE
(just a quick take on my head)
UPDATE 21.12.2012 Ah, a new beginning... Well, check out my wwwindow shopping store http://youtu.be/6RF3EhvLUuI You can join up and do the same things!!! Amazing!!!
UPDATE 22.1.2014 Another blow to the ego: I'm becoming deafer and deafer!!! Oi vey, aging is so... yuggie!!!