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1.  Review: Nice sound, Stays with the main melody....!!!
Song Name: Angel eyes
Date: 2010-07-30 03:34:07
Reviewer: Diana Wilson

 

Doug Mikkelson's Information

From:
Billings, MT

http://www.reverbnation.com/dmanban...

Folk/country/acoustic

About Us:
I am a singer/songwriter also I am a stroke and cancer survivor that had to learn to play all over again.

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You can catch me on my television debut

http://www.kulr8.com/home/related/94577139.html


Why I do what I do

Simple really, you see ever since I was a kid I wanted to be that guitar player up on stage and people really liking what he was doing. For one reason or another that never happened, I guess if I knew know what I didn't know then I would have practiced more and made more of a commitment, but I grew up in the 70's and well getting stoned was my top priority. I was not thinking long term at all, nor were most of my friends. But I did play, although not that great I played enough to entertain myself but not others. Sure I would get together with friends once in a while and play but I was always amazed at how much better they were, Duh, they practiced more. So I would try to learn more stuff but then would get sidetracked on some other thing that came along, no commitment, I was a dumbass plain and simple. So then a few years ago I have this stroke and I couldn't play at all, let alone walk or talk or feed myself. I could have cared less if I ever got out of that wheelchair, my main focus was to play my guitar again. You see even though I wasn't all that great at playing it was still a passion for me and to have that taken away was horrible. So after my stroke, for about 3 months all I could do is hold my guitar and cry, it hurt not to be able to play, so I tried and tried and slowly things started to improve. I could make chords, I could strum a bit and I even got some of my finger-pickin back. It was the hardest thing I have ever done and I am fortunate to be able to play again. Then last summer, just when I thought it was over I was diagnosed with cancer and well it scared the shit out of me. I thought ah shit here we go again. So I have been practicing more now than ever before and I bought a Boss Micro BR to record as much as I can. You see even though I never became that guitar player up on that stage, I wanted to leave some sort of musical legacy and now I have that chance. I have put my songs on CD's for my friends and family and I don't care if they don't sound perfect, anytime I played I didn't sound perfect so why should I now. I just want them to hear me sing and play. And thanks to UG, Reverbnation, Lastfm ect.... I am now reaching people I thought I could never reach, so in some way I have been able to take that stage in front of all of you, and so far you have liked most of my music. I can't tell you how grateful I am for that, it really means a lot to me. So thank you all. If I learned anything from all the shit I have had to go through it is not to take anything for granted and enjoy each and every day. Doug


"They tell me" on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzsSemK3Fzs


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2010-09-26 at 10:22:46
Hi! I hope you are enjoying your week-end! Take care... I'm loving your music!!! Angel
2010-07-04 at 20:41:54
Today I value my freedom and I salute all the men and women who fight and die every day to ensure that I have my freedom. Let's not forget the true meaning of this day.
2010-06-14 at 11:57:23
Best of luck Doug and thank you for the compliment. Listened to your tunes and "They tell Me" is my favorite. God bless you, Alan
2010-06-06 at 15:52:33
Thank you are great keep in tounch check us out on my page
2010-05-19 at 06:34:18
Hi Doug thanks for finding us, we appreciate it! Listening to Get Me Through December, and we dig it. You can stop by our page anytime. Phil the Er on the left
2010-05-18 at 08:26:00
TELL EVERY ONE ABOUT IMRadio -- Got to thinking. What if each of us independent musicians told our family, friends, fans and acquaintances about IMRadio.com, how besides the main stations, it has stations for each of the states individually, 75 countries, and just about every musical genre -- reaching any internet connection around the world. We could tell them in person, on the internet or at small or large venues. Anyone we tell would appreciate the convenience of such good music from independent musicians on their computer. It would be such a good way to help all of us reach even more listeners. With IMRadio, we aren't just waiting at the mercy of some major label to decide whether or not they will let us be heard around the world. There are enough of us that the outreach could be exponential. And, wouldn't it be a great way to say 'thank you' to Paddy and all of the other fine folks who have put IMRadio.com on the world's musical map. They have put in money, time, energy and dedication, and all they have asked of us in return is to upload our music and profile. I am sure that they have great plans to publicize IMRadio and bring it to even more listeners. In the meantime, though, wouldn't it be great if we could all help a little by just taking a little time each day to tell family, friends, fans and acquaintances about IMRadio. It wouldn't cost a dime, just a little time. Yours, in Musical Solidarity, Paul.
2010-05-15 at 09:23:38
I shot a 93 today at ISU golf course, a shot from 90 yards into the hole on a par 5, my highlight, that was a birdie!. I was in on 4, that's one stroke less for you Bro. Keep the faith man! You're doing great!
2010-05-06 at 07:44:39
We dig hearing your songs in IMRadio's radio rotation! Thanks for supporting our new radio station! Peace, Veronica
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