My Life Story...I suppose I could've called it Our Life Story... 

Out on all platforms April 15th 

My Life Story by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is currently #1 on the country genre top 50 and #6 in the Top 50 new songs chart on Drooble Radio 

https://drooble.com/l/31m5e 

Rhonda's Back on the Microphone for Sunday April18th Right Here Right Now 

And at this point we should be closing on the new LaGrungeMusic HQ a few days after. But really, right here right now besides writing this I'm working on a cover for the Sync Summit Sync Cafe's Go Music Cover Challenge with a ULTRA-MEGA cover of Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing" 

Listening Party is Wednesday 12pm cst sign up here http://syncsummit.com/synccafesignup/ if you want a little music with your lunch. If you miss it and or you'd like to hear the song again with the video Rhonda cooked up for it that will be on https://www.youtube.com/c/LaGrungeMusic Sunday April 25th or sooner for folks who subscribe to our emailer or directly to our YouTube channel. 

There's a whole bunch of songs coming after that in what order I have no idea but

the current events page or home page will reflect the up to date changes as they occur.  We hope to do some live outdoor musical things keep your eyes peeled as they'll show up there upon confirmation. 

One last thing for the Rock Fans  

Download Direct and or Presave on Spotify https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/the-future-is-now  

Until Next Time Be Good To Each Other and Be Safe Out There 

Mark Stone me@lagrungemusic.com

My Life Story and The Future Is Now 

Happy Easter Everybody.

Seems like the appropriate time to mention to my friends the reason I wrote this song is to offer an alternative suggestion to the highway to hell.  We all stumble we all fall.  Forgiveness is a very powerful thing.  Hopefully this weekend finds you well surrounded by friends and family.

LaGrungeMusic Headquarters is relocating.  That's big news for Rhonda FunStone and I.  I have a feeling settling into the new place and finally having more dedicated isolated space to make music will ultimately not only result in #moremusicin2021 but even better music from here on out.  I can't wait to create it and create in it.

Right now I'm working on an ULTRA-MEGA cover of Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing" for the Sync Summit's Sync Cafe' Cover Challenge from Go Music where the Sync Cafe Community does renditions of 3 classic songs.  "I Love Rock N Roll/Joan Jett/Arrows", "You Sexy Thing-Hot Chocolate", "Kids In America- Kim Wilde".  I also lent my voice in a collaboration with Chu and Alex in the Sync Community if you'd like to check it out thee listening party is Wednesday 12pm cst sign up here http://syncsummit.com/synccafesignup/ or somewhere further down the line it will end up on the YouTube Channel Subscribe here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuoljnWDH_uwnT_x9MG0tA?sub_confirmation=1

Next Sunday will be the Video Premiere of My Life Story

We hope you dig the new songs

Did you know we put all the music we release into yearly playlists??

2021 so far

2020

2019

and before that we released Big Cellar and For Stories but that was then and ..........

Click Here to Download Direct and or Click this link to Presave on Spotify https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ultramega/the-future-is-now

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Until Next Time Be Good To Each Other and Stay Safe Out There

Mark Stone

me@lagrungemusic.com

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