© Lynn Carey Saylor / SSRC, Inc 2014
I’m pleased to report that we had a very successful day of raising money and awareness
about suicide prevention at the 7th annual “Walk With Hope” fundraiser on March 8, 2014.
As part of “Team Chris & Erin”, we collectively raised $3,775.00, which was the most
amount of money of any participating team for the WITH HOPE THE AMBER CRAIG
MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC! This Orange County, CA based non-profit organization
s dedicated to suicide prevention through improving mental health support services and
education in schools and throughout the community.
I had a ball singing BG vocals in this "choir" of super
talented session singers for a PeerMusic project that will
be used to promote the World Cup in 2014. Kevin Teasley
(center in photo) of Distortion Music & Sound Design
produced the music which will air in various
media markets to promote this world-wide event.
My song “This Is Your Life” (track #2 on my “You Like It Clean” CD)
was licensed for use in the movie Scents and Sensibility, which aired
initially on the Lifetime Movie Network, but has since made its way to
the UK (according to my most recent BMI statement!). It is also now
available on DVD at Amazon.com at this link. You can’t miss the song,
as almost 2 minutes of it plays prominently in the first 10 minutes
of the movie. Thanks to SunWorld Pictures for selecting my song for
Was an honor to be inducted into the Las Vegas
Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame for my first ever band,
“The American Dots” (pictured at left playing the now
infamous “Concert in the Park” gig in Las Vegas before
a crowd of 10,000 back in the day). We got this snazzy
certificate, but the real prize was just seeing everyone after
so many years!
Here is us now...
From left: Andy Mattuecci (bass), Steve Heath
(lead guitar, vocals), Me (rhythm guitar, vocals)
and Michael Graves (drums, vocals).
It’s always an honor when a song of mine gets singled out
for mention in a high profile songwriting contest. This Finalist
certificate at left is from the UK Songwriting Contest for an
unreleased song of mine called “Long Slow Kiss”. The song received a
near-perfect score of 9/10. I have written both a duet version of this song
as well as a female vocal only version. I’m the sole writer of the song.
You’re likely to hear it on my next album, probably in the duet version
with a fab singer named Lee Miles doing the male parts.
So I penned this little hard rocking number
called “BLACKENED PEARL” with Chris Johnson
(programmer of Evanescence’s hit “Bring Me To Life”),
which was hand picked by David Caruso of CSI Miami
fame for a Horror/Suspense film he was a producer
of called “REHAB”, starring Gale Harold. The song was
licensed quite a while ago and there is now some
thought that the film may have been shelved
for one reason or another, but I hope it eventually at
least gets released to DVD. The song is featured heavily
in the opening sequence of the finished film I’m told
and here in the trailer I’ve posted, you can hear it towards
the end of it. If you’d like to hear the song in its entirety,
it’s posted at this ReverbNation link. “Blackened Pearl” is
also available to purchase as a “GuitarGirls Soundtracks”
single on iTunes.