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by Mr.e (Songwriter) and the Totally Obscure Band

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1. Vacation Song
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2. Truck Driver Song
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3. Is It in Your Heart
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4. Trying to Remember
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5. Henry Lowry
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6. Bozanna
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7. Winds of War
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8. Ever Been Lonely
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9. Love Will Find a Way
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10. All That I Wanted
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11. Vote for Me
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12. The Tall Ships
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13. Christmas Song
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14. Planet Earth
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15. Freight Train
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16. Strange World
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Album Notes
"someone told me what we do is Americana , well
thats alright with me"....Mr.E(songwriter)

"out of all of life's Mr.E's ,there is only one,
mystery (songwriter)"....me

"A mystery is something of which we know that it is , we just don't know how it is"......unknown

april 18 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's song "winds of war " has been selected to be part of neil young's project of gathering protest songs on his "living with war" protest songs on Neil Young's website
www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html

april 14 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band performed at a benefit concert for the hospeace house in naples new york , along with other local artists Maria Gillard , Lisa Bigwood , Tom Farley , Laurie Leenhouts , John Dennison ,



june 15th 2006 Northeast In-Tune magazine
With music ranging the entire musical gamut, from Country and western to Alternative, Mr. E (songwriter) and the totally obscure band have achieved what very few bands have ever attempted. With seven albums in their repertoire their success is obvious. They have preformed in numerous venues and achieved many accommodations including three ASCAP Plus Awards for the 2004/2005 period for domestic writers. Their unique Dylan-esque vocals and beautiful music make for a unique blend of composition.
In “Christmas Time” the joy of one day’s effect on people and the world as a whole is rejoiced in tender loving lyrics. “Ever been lonely” is a bluesy heartbreak song with fabulous harmonica and guitar riffs. “It’s all about me” has a country flavor with a little blues background to flavor the narcissistic lyrics. “Mourn for the City” is reminiscent of some of U2’s sad introspection about the human condition. The variety of genres that Mr. E (Songwriter) and the totally obscure band touch on makes their music unique and definitive.
Though little is know about the individual members of Mr. E (Gregg Christiansen; guitars, keyboards, vocals, Michael Ryan; rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals, Richard Ord; bass guitar, percussion and vocals, Rolfe Newton; drums and percussion) their musical value is obvious. Aside from the ASCAP Plus awards they have also achieved a tribute on www.EBANDS.com for their moving song “Winds of War” (a tribute to the soldiers over seas), and varied invitations to perform at multinational concerts. A stunning set of musical ambassadors destined for great things.
reviewed by Kathleen Sharkey Northeast In-Tune magazine june 15th 2006


Mr.E(songwriter)'s vacation song is now available as a ringtone at the bottom of his page at nashville north productions.com

All of Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure bands songs have been digitized and are now available at your favorite digital download site ie: apple itunes
april 15,2006

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band 's song "ever been lonely" gets honorable mention in 13th annual BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST 2005....
"This letter is to express our congratulations on your songs' success by placing in the Honorable Mention catagory. This is quite an accomplishment considering the quality of this years entries. You are obviously writing at a high level...."
Mark Furnas, director BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST


december2005
Mr. E (songwriter) has been receiving good news about his work of late, including a shout-out from Unsigned Music Magazine, with a possible appearance on an upcoming compilation, as well as winning a cash prize from the ASCAPlus Awards program. Congrats!
michelle picardo/freetime magazine/words and music


december2005
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's hit song "winds of war" is being featured on the musical christmas tribute to our troops page at ZBANDS.com (the only place where you can see a picture of the band)

november 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band(they're starting to play my music all over the place ie; broadjam ,xm radio , the buzz 98.9 rochester ny , 88.5 fm iradio LA, etc. etc.



october 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band are to be featured in the new style section of an upcoming edition of UNSIGNED music magazine

october 2005
Upon returning from a whirlwind trip to perform at the POP MONTREAL 2005 international music fest Mr.E (songwriter) was pleasently surprized to find that he recieved his 3rd consecutive A.S.C.A.P.lu$ award for domestic writers for the period 2005/2006



august 20 2005

Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected out of thousands of entries to perform their original music at this years international POP MONTREAL 2005 music festival, one of the largest in North America


You can't put this great band into one box , no gimmicks just great music , covering a great variety of genre , reaching out to as wide of range of music loving listeners as possible

Mr.E/T.O.B. has reached #1 artist on the top 500 internet music charts mp3tunes.com/rock/extendedjams may 20 2005
Mr.E/T.O.B. album Planet E has reached #1 album july 4th 2005 mp3tunes.com/rock/extended jams
Mr.E/T.O.B. is now on the gospel country charts at mp3tunes/gospel/country at #3 slot

you can now find this great band on over 200 internet radio staions/online digital distributors check out thefeveredbrainofradiomike.com or your favorite radio station on the net

FLASH MAY 01 2005

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure bands
new hit song
"it's all about me"
which will be on their soon to be released cd called "just country" , is a song inspired from a funny little bit done a while ago by an on air personality in the morning. stay tuned......there's a new dance that goes with it. It's called the I-dance .

END FLASH



For 24 hours on Tuesday, the 28th of December, 2004 (PST) "christmas song" will be featured on GarageBand.com's Folk Rock front page. also the christmas song has received the following Awards!
Best Lyrics in Folk Rock, week of 20Dec2004
Feel Good Track in Folk Rock, week of 20Dec2004

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band's hit song "vote for me" has as of nov. 01 2004 received the following awards from garageband.com review system...
Awards!
#12 Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, all-time
#3 Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, all-time
#12 Best Melody in Modern Rock, all-time
#15 Best Mood in Modern Rock, all-time
#3 Most Original in Modern Rock, all-time
#1 Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, all-time
Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Guitars in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Production in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Melody in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Most Original in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Chill-Out Track in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
the song "vote for me" was originally writen for the campaigns of Bush 1 and Bill Clinton hence the sax

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band's hit song "ever been lonely" having hit the top 100 charts at mp3songs.org.uk in june of 2004 is now as of august 8th 2004 at the number ten slot on the top 100 charts at mp3songs.org.uk,and rising...eventually making it to number 2, oh well still not bad.
"ever been lonely' is the first "blues" song that Mr.E had ever written to this point.

A little off the radar, the Potter Music Fest in Potter Park (Rt. 364, Potter, NY) will feature music from Mr. E., Kate Wright, Buford, Crosseyed Cats, Lisa Bigwood,and more on Sunday, August 29th 2004 (noon-7pm),speaking of Mr. E., a congratulations goes out to the area songwriter who just received his second consecutive ASCAP Plus Award for the 2004/2005 period for domestic writers...Freetime magazine/Michelle Picardo /words and music
a great little festival that draws more every year

More new local releases on the horizon for 2004 include from the enigmatic Mr.E(songwriter), whose forthcoming CD, Planet E, is due out in February. We had a listen to the first song, "Planet Earth," an endearing, low-fi reflection on appreciating what we have.
the song "planet earth" was inspired from the book "the bible"/genisis


Mr.E(songwriter) has been writing songs for over 25 years . all original music , over 200 songs ready to go. the bands offically been together with several variations for only about 3 years.

Mr.E (songwriter) and the "totally obscure" band has been featured twice on garageband.com, where artists from around the world review your music. With good reviews you climb the charts.
#1)."ever been lonely?" on the blues front page "track of the day" friday august 1 2003,and
#2)."truck driver song" on the country front page the "track of the day" sunday august 3rd 2003

Mr.E(songwriter)also is 2 time receipient of an a.s.c.a.p. plu$ popular music award 2003/2004 , 2004/2005

Mr.E(songwriter) and the "totally obscure" band's "mourn for the city" and "rap city n blue" was incorperated into the national coalition of the homeless educational and awareness policy which as presented to the 108th congress in wash. d.c.
these songs can be found on the cd "the huddled" a thematic project about the subject of homelessness.

"And speaking of our troops, local songwriter Mr.E was recently recognized for his moving song, "Winds of War," which was chosen to be on a CD/book compilation for the "New Songs For Peace" project sponsored by U.N.E.S.C.O., a division of the United Nations. Find out more at newsongsforpeace.com,

Mr.E(songwriter & the totally obscure band has been selected to perform at this years 2003 prestigous Park Avenue festival rochester new york , one of the largest in the northeast



here's a list of the floating members/guest artists, who have or are now playing with Mr.E(songwriter)& the "totally obscure" band.......

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love will find a way

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Atmospheri-rock
This is a very nicely worked song. There's lots of unusual instrumentation, lending plenty of interest. The organ, if that's what it is, is particularly effective; in general the arrangement always maintains interest.

The lead guitar is a very well executed and fits with what else is going on; the solos are good, being restrained and not inclined to technical showing-off. The riff that opens things up is great, as well.

The lyrics are a little hard to make out at times, but the ones that I can hear are fine. The chorus hook is a strong part of the song, with the call-and-response vocal thing working well.

There's a few production things that I'd tinker with, but like everything it's just a matter of personal opinion. First of all, the bass sounds like it's panned hard left; I'd tend to put it more centrally. The acoustic guitar has a rather strange tone; it does work, but at times it comes across sounding a bit like a harpischord. If it's been treated with any EQ or anything it might be a good idea to go back to having it flat to see if the EQing has gone too far. Finally, the lead vocal is sometimes a little difficult to make out; again, perhaps the treatment has gone a little too far.

But these are all just minor moans; as a whole the song works very well indeed.

- One_Trick_Pony
York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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christmas song

christmas classic
Okay Xmas Song
Jingle bells? Okay it is a Christmas song. Good guitar riffs on the intro. Continues into the vocal. So I liked the intro. Admirable sentiments in the lyrics. I liked the part about Christmas was the culmination of love growing all year long. The rest just seemed to be a collection of regular Xmas images. But then again, most Christmas songs have never been noted for great lyrics. So yeah, rerecorded by the right artist and this song might have a chance to make the Xmas playlist.

- tombuck
Austin, Texas
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love will find a way

good song
Happy Fun Good
Obviously a better recording would help the presentation of this song. That's not important right now though. As far the guitars go...I thought all the parts were well done. The acoustic had a nice sound strumming underneath the clean electric. Good balance of parts. I think the same can be said for the arrangement. The parts flowed well and there was some nice instrumentation in there as well. I liked the addition of the choppy keyboard and the harmonica. It sets up a good wall of sound and helps keep the mood of the song going. Some of the lyrics were hard to understand but I think the melodies were there...and with some fat harmonies you could have a pretty powerful hook. Good building blocks here....keep it up!

- PillowTalker
Bedford, Texas
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love will find a way

great song
pretty good tune.
-The production is pretty good. I can hear everything pretty clearly. I think the mix could have been just a little better.

-The vocals arent bad at all..but the effect is drowning and muffling it up..I would recommend a better vocal recording to match the music. Kind of sounds like the guy is singing through a karoke machine.

-The arrangement of the track is pretty good. Kind of reminds me of a 70's feel.

-The lyrics seem to be pretty good. cant really hear them under that effect..or recording.

-The music is perfect..and the performance of the music is awesome. I wouldnt change a thing about it.

-the guitars are very very cool and clean and nothing bad to say about them at all. just the vocal needs to be brought out more.

-I do have to admit..that the chorus is very very very catchy..Im sure I will be humming this later.

good job..keep up the good work.

Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Melody, Mood.



- HUMDRUMBAND
San Antonio, Texas
November 16th, 2004
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love will find a way

great song
Thought over it
I think there has been a lot of work in this number – it has been thought over many times I think – but I maybe wrong.
The vocal and the acoustic guitar sounded really good together – and the harmonica near the end was nice touch. I can’t really say any anything negative – the score sounded very pro…?
The only danger – is if all your songs sound like this – even though it’s a good number, to much of this easy get a bit boring…
Eels meets easy listening.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Programming, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Best Feel Good Track.



- JarlChrAxel
Copenhagen, Jylland, Denmark
November 17th, 2004
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christmas song

nice christmas song
A Mixer
An interesting mix of instruments. Very unique and it stands out.

Lyrics: I like that you dont try to over-simplify the rhyming scheme

Vocals: Very Euro kind of voice which bring attention to it.

Background vocals: the new standard in songs is that there are less ohhs and ahhhs and more sung lines so this may date your song just a little.

This is not a traditional christmas song but yet is within the lines...very nice

- KMcConaway
Hartford, Wisconsin
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love will find a way

good song
Yes to the riff
I like the acoustic guitar part, but I don't love the guitar sound. It sounds like a pick-up plugged in, rather than a guitar being properly miked.

The vocalist has a quirky voice with a lot of personality, which makes up for the apparent lack of vocal range. The harmonica evokes Dylan a bit, which is perhaps a good vocal comparison, as well.

The chorus works, but could be a bit stronger. The backing vocals sound a bit timid.

The instrumental section is interesting the way it features the bass, but perhaps this happens too soon in the song (or lasts too long for so early in the song).

Yes had a song called "Love Will Find a Way" in the 80s. The guitar riff here is not entirely unlike the one in that song. Probably a coincidence.

- MikeMasse
Bountiful, Utah
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love will find a way

groovin
neil young-ish
acoustic guitar is pretty good and the electric one fits well,love the harmonica though,vocals..and guitar i suppose are neil young sounding,
all in all good track keep it up.



- ashaxx
Stourbridge, Non Usa, United Kingdom
November 18th, 2004
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love will find a way

good song
floyd cowboy
for some reason reminds me of pink floyd and cowboy music. i like the arrangement, great use of other instruments for example the pulsing keyboard in the bridge. i wish the vocals were not so muddy.



- giftanon
Draper, Utah
November 18th, 2004
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love will find a way

super!
lou, lou reed now baby
i love the vocals on this song, so nice. the harmonica is nice too. the lyics are so, so. i thought i heard piano in there some too which is always good.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals.



- sktm
Birmingham, Alabama
November 18th, 2004
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