Not Drinking Alone Is Out Everywhere Today 

Not Drinking Alone and the Black and White Album by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is available on all platforms via your streaming service of choice 

https://songwhip.com/mark-stone-and-the-dirty-country-band/black-and-white-album

Sunday On LaGrungeMusic I cover Dream On by Aerosmith 2/21/21 https://youtu.be/cnp3FVo6XB4 unless of course you get our emailer. Just a leave us an email via our contact pg or via comment section below and we'll send updates to your inbox.

February 25th Minnesota HomeBrew airs from 6-7pm cst Thursdays at: www.RadioNorthland.org

I'll cover Conway Twitty Hello Darlin for LaGrungeMusic before side stepping to http://mybobcountry.com  for the HomeGrownShow 2/28/21 5pm

The FunStones are back March 7th with

and the 14th will be the Video Debut of ULTRA-MEGA's Battling Resistance Presave on Spotify is available via https://bit.ly/BattlingResistance

that's a lot but we got #moremusicin2021 coming your way 

Be Good To Each Other and Stay Safe Out There 

Mark Stone

#moremusicin2021 Is Well Underway Here's What We Got So Far 

Todays video Girl From Ipanema, Vengeance Is Mine by ULTRA-MEGA and You Can Do Magic by America covered by the FunStone are all on the video playlist above starting out our #moremusicin2021 campaign with a ton of cool new music  and even more coming soon but first.

ULTRA-MEGA release follow up single to Survive 2020 EP:   Vengeance Is Mine https://songwhip.com/ultramega/vengeance-is-mine 

of course we appreciate when you download directly from us 

There will be a zoom listening party Wednesday if you wanna check out the quirky collaboration I did with Nicolas Raiman for the Sync Cafe listening session happening with @Mark Frieser of Sync Summit at 12pm CST Wednesday January 27  syncsummit.com/synccafesignup Cover Challenge of The Girl From Ipanema 

Next Sunday Jan.31st 

Sunday Feb 7th 

Feb 14th on LaGrungeMusic's YouTube Channel and or on ALL platforms Feb.18th Not Drinking Alone on the Black and White Album 

I have no idea what we are doing Feb.21st something cool you won't wanna miss I'm sure but Host Brandon Backstrom and I will be Talking about the Black and White album and Not Drinking Alone Sunday Feb.28th at 5pm CST on the HomeGrown Show on BOB FM

Can't wait for you all to hear the new stuff.  Keep in mind for a $1 you can hear all of our new music 1st 

or until next time 

Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There 

Mark Stone 

me@lagrungemusiic.com

HAPPY NEW MFR's #moremusicin2021 is Coming Your Way  

Coming to YouTube 1/17/21 Vengeance Is Mine by ULTRA-MEGA we'll post a link right on the LaGrunge Music Current Events/Home Page when it becomes available to the public or if you like a bit more access sooner we suggest subscribing to our YouTube Channel it's FREE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuoljnWDH_uwnT_x9MG0tA?sub_confirmation=1  

If You Spotify or iTunes https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/vengeance-is-mine

Or our favorite option is the direct approach 

Looking back on 2020 is what everyone is doing right now.  I'm looking ahead honestly.  This year due to covid the Sync Summit will be virtual which means I get to go and I'm pretty excited about making some new connections and collaborations that will make #moremusicin2021 .  There's a listening party for The Girl From Ipanema Wednesday January 17th 12pm CST syncsummit.com/synccafesignup that's only 2 weeks away that's not done.  I also did a couple of quick guitar tracks to start a cover conversation I mentioned earlier and sent out frame work for Not Drinkin Alone a new Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band song that will complete the Black and White album coming in February.  I also sent frame work for a new ULTRA-MEGA song Battling Resistance coming in February. 

Sync Keepers will be virtual  too so it will be cool to reconnect and mix it up with 6FS Alumni and see what happens there.  I'm excited to make more music in sonic conversations we can all have together.  Soo many possibilities.  https://www.catchthemoonmusic.com/synckeepers

Lastly before I get back to mixing You Can Do Magic with Rhonda FunStone on vocals coming to YouTube next Sunday Jan 10th 

I want to recommend http://songtown.com In my opinion if you want to improve your songwriting skills just being able to submit a track per month and getting a pros feedback and insight is invaluable besides all the community and opportunity to collaborate with the organization that wrote the book on Co-writing.

From the FunStones, LaGrunge Music, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band and ULTRA-MEGA 

All the Best of Things to Come In 2021

 

Merry Christmas we are Squeezing In 1 More Blog 

Streamers if you'd like to add our version of Little Drummer Boy

https://songwhip.com/ultramega/little-drummer-boy 

and Country Music Friends Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band are Coming Home for Christmas

https://songwhip.com/markstoneandthedirtycountryband/coming-home

Most of ALL Merry Christmas to all of our friends and families for all the collaboration and support this year we'd like to do the same thing but more of it in 2021 which brings us back to our Next release Vengeance Is Mine https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/vengeance-is-mine out on all platforms 1/21/21

But mostly we wanted to make sure you knew you could add and or save Little Drummer Boy because that all happened like a whirlwind but more on the next years blog see you in the New Year or you can always write me@lagrungemusic.com

Be Good To Each Other and Stay Safe Out there

Merry Christmas From LaGrunge Music Family and Friends 

Seasons Greetings to all our friends and family.  We know its been a difficult year for everyone but I hope you were able to squeeze the joy out of this year and I wish for all of us a better 2021 and the best of things to come.

At 1 point I actually felt ahead of schedule and then the Flu (NOT COVID)took me out for a week.  For the 1st time in awhile Subscribers will not be getting music far in advance of the public.  I apologize.  I have taken precautionary measures to insure this situation will not happen again.  There are now 6 back up videos to avoid this.  Without Further delay here is Sunday's Video 

ULTRA-MEGA's Little Drummer Boy cover will be available via ALL platforms Christmas EVE but we have Vengeance is Mine coming to all platforms 1/21/21 as well https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/vengeance-is-mine 

We did not forget about our country music lovin friends at all.  Coming to you next Sunday is the video for

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Bands Coming Home 

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/markstoneandthedirtycountryband/coming-home 

We also realized as we close 2020 we wrote enough country songs this year to release an album in February so keep your eyes peeled for new country Music from us in February.  No rest for the wicked and its a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll and all that.  That's what we got coming in 2021 as we prepare to deliver #moremusicin2021 than we put out in 2020.  I mean the zombie apocalypse couldn't stop us so we feel pretty good about that. We are also feeling pretty good about our 1st Sync in a Film called Georgia Rocks.  Not sure where and when it will be available for the public but we got a clip we're gonna leave you with. 

Be Good to Each Other and Be Safe Out there Merry Christmas From All of Us To All of You 

Mark Stone

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Happy Thanksgiving We're out of Fruit Cake But We Do Have the Cranberries 

We have a preview of ULTRA-MEGA's Survive 2020 out on Youtube right now.  Remember to subscribe and fully ring the bell for all notifications so you are notified as soon as we make a video public.

If you'd like to know more or you just wanna have a few laughs with us and hang out we will be having a Zoom Release Party for ULTRA-MEGA Survive 2020

Friday November 27th at 7pm cst that's 8pm est and 5pm pst there will be giveaways and prizes for those who show up and participate and we will be revealing 2 brand new ULTRA-MEGA creations that are as of yet unreleased. Join us.

ULTRA-MEGA Survive 2020 Release Party Produced By: LaGrunge Music & Empty Page Studios 

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4073100806?pwd=WjJwL3RCaG91T3czV1pwZU1WSjU0Zz09 

Meeting ID: 407 310 0806 Passcode: knhz7m

Long Long Ago In A Land Not So Far Away...... 

JuggernautMN those who remember the band may not even know they started out as Love Kit but after the Exit of drummer Marc Retish to Nova Mob Grant Hart of Husker Du's post band. Love Kit acquired Dan Haney and shortly after the band changed it's name to Juggernaut.  The band would get the opportunity to record at Paisley Park via a battle of the bands contest held at the Mirage.  The Black Pagoda album they recorded at Paisley Park also saw the band nominated for Best New Metal Album by the MN Music Awards in 1994.Can you guess which one I am?? It's actually harder than I thought my own mudder guessed wrong. lol

I've tried a few times to get us back together and I'll probably keep trying until something happens even if it never does. Danny middle left with his arms folded played some bass for me in the Dirty Country Band.  We had some great luck in Juggernaut and some crushing lows as a band.  Erik Fratzke and I put together Big Cellar and let that loose in to the wild a couple of years ago.  Essentially a double album of Black Pagoda and the second Album our then label Noise Records wasn't interested in and when that shelving had reached its preservation.  If you ask Erik the 2nd album is titled 1,000 names of God which considering its Doomy contents maybe I should've went with that but since we put the 2 together I figure Big Cellar which sounds a lot like Big Seller unless you're reading it from where I'm sitting but it wasn't about that at all.  

We would grow apart and chase our musical differences and come together once a year for the longest time Like that time Fratzke called me up to do a MN tribute to the late great Ronnie James Dio and of course I said yes please https://song.space/2kr8m8 .

So we are waxing all nostalgic and Partying Like its 1994 up in here because next Sunday ULTRA-MEGA is doing a cover of Semisonic's Closing Time so we'll be partying like it's 1999.

I'll update the pic and attach the video when it's available.

So the last single from ULTRA-MEGA's Survive 2020 EP Just Can't Lose Drops November 27th and you should be able to then stream it in its entirety from your platform of choice and or If you're a Spotify User you can presave it now https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/survive-2020  and or

should you decide you need a physical copy or even a digital download we support you supporting us.  Not to mention we want all our friends to be able to play our music without a connection should the need arise during the zombie apocalypse

No matter the outcome of the elections we all have to figure out a way to work together to make some changes and I hope we're all on board for that because it's the crazy people who think that they can change things that often do.

Stay Safe Out There and Be Good to Each Other

Mark Stone

ROCKTOBER RECAP 

I've been head down, nose to the grindstone, pretty much all month.  I didn't even blog about my birthday. WAH?? Normally I get all dramatic and recap highlights and lowlights. We have just a day over a week until we rush right through my favorite month of the year and Mother nature decided it's winter in MN so let's do this.

#moremusicin2020 is now officially how I will look back at my productivity which all started with #moremusicin2019.  As a friend or listener you can expect this to incrementally change each year until I cease to exist. Stay tuned for #moremusicin2021 or if you're a subscriber you've seen whats coming up next. What I have realized is that I tend to throw myself into the creative process in times like these for as far back as I can remember. 

It's like therapy.  Maybe it was because I was an only kid or because we moved around so much when I was young but music always spoke to me. Sometimes it was the only language that could.  You can feel the music and working through it has a healing property I can't explain.  If you get it you know what I'm saying. 

I bring this up because on Sunday ULTRA-MEGA previews Self Destruct on YouTube 

Spotify users can still presave https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/self-destruct-2 you can always download it directly from us and as your friends we encourage this as we don't want you without music during the zombie apocalypse and or it will be out on all platforms Thursday October 29th. PreOrder for ULTRA-MEGA's Survive 2020 is over but you can still grab a copy of the CD while supplies last and or Download the EP Directly from us become a Friend of ULTRA-MEGA

COUNTRY MUSIC FANS if you're a Spotify user you can PreSave our last country song of the year 

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/markstoneandthedirtycountryband/coming-home​​​​​​​ or of course download directly from us by clicking the pic

Or here's what we've released so far.  Thank you all so much.  Every subscribe, follow, like and comment means a lot to us.

Be Safe Out There and Be Good to Each Other

 

Happy Birthday to Creative Partner Jeremy Schreifels  

Happy Birthday to Creative partner and all around kickass individual Jeremy Schreifels 

You can pick up a new tropical island vibe single from him today https://songwhip.com/jeremyschreifels/blue-island

or maybe you're in a country road trip kinda mood, you might like some of Jeremy's wicked train beats in No One Knows Your Name

Just Click on the pic above if you'd like a download directly from us. It will preview Sunday on YouTube and or if you are a Spotify user you can

PreSave it on Spotify

I know it's only Rock n Roll but you like it.  ULTRA-MEGA hears you and we have a lot options available to Right Now <<<<<<<<<CLIICK 

So lots of ways to celebrate Jeremy's Birthday today and or mine coming up it'll last longer than a card and all downloads are eligible for charting via ISRC reporting so if you guys wanna get all crazy and put us in the charts I think we both would agree that would be a pretty cool Birthday present from you guys.

Hope you are all safe warm and well

Be good to each other 

and be safe out there

Mark Stone