To hear more MõG samples
Click the Pick !

 
     
  -- 2.5.08 --

Kris, Bob and Rob continue to work on some new songs for the upcoming "Before It's Gone" collection. It's all happening at Bob's studio "SCubed." It looks like there may be 18 - 20 tracks on "BIG" before all is said and done. Bob's my space link... www.myspace.com/bobschlink ...you can hear some of Bob's solo (and team) tracks there.

Speaking of "SCubed," that's where Rob (Bob's son) is working on two projects: Rude Mood, a Blues unit, and Torc, a Goth Metal band. Rob's my space links... www.myspace.com/robschlink ...and for Rude Mood... www.myspace.com/rudemoodmusic ...Torc's website is being constructed as we speak. Rude Mood will be at Patrick's in Malden, MA, Sat. night, Feb 16th ...lot's of blues and classic rock !

And, not to be out done, Ava (Bob's daughter and wife of Rob Gaudet, an LA Producer www.myspace.com/1stdegreeproductions ) along with Rob (Bob's son) and Bob have two tunes in the can for Ava's forthcoming movie "Evil Angel"..."Unspeakable" and "You Try" which will both be in the movie. Most of the recording was done at "SCubed" with some at 1st Degree Productions in LA (Rob Gaudet's studio). Ava's sites... avagaudet.com and www.myspace.com/avagaudet ...Ava, by the way, has been seen in 5 episodes of ABC's "Ugly Betty" series ! A slightly different arrangement of "Unspeakable" will also be on "Darkwind" the soon (i.e. eventually) to be released CD from Rob (Bob's son) band Torc.

 
       
       
 
 
       
 

Here's a collection of Mog Email Newsletters from back in the day. This collection will give you the flavor of what was happening with MoG 10 years ago. These went out to over 1100 email addresses by the time the newsletter was discontinued in March of 1999. Some of the original formatting may not survive this conversion to the website, but you'll be able to get an idea of what was going on, and, some of you who were MoG fans and supporters will recognize your names and the placeswhere MoG was playing. Remember, the website referenced is no longer under MoG control, but you can use The Way Back Machine to look at archives of the actual site pages - some will work, some won't...  http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

Unfortunately, some of those people and places are no longer with us. We very much appreciate their and your support !  To those no longer with us - R.I.P.

 
       
       
 
 
       
 
 
  #1 6/11/97

Hey Everyone, Greetings from BE Music, Boston.
Here's some info on a cool upcoming MoG appearance.
It's for 104.1 WBCN's NHL Breakout Bash being held Saturday, June 21st at Boston's famous Revere Beach. It's an outdoor gig on a stage right on the beach. I'm not sure what thrust for the NHL in the summer is, but this should be a great exposure show for the MoGsters ! BCN will have all sorts of vendor (Nike, etc.) booths set up in the area. Lots of families and MoG target audience. MoG will be on at approx. 4 pm for 2 sets and the boys are working on a smokin' Beach Boys cover tune (just kidding!).

BCN will be doing lots of on air promos and mentions about this baby. Don't know if there'll be any MoG music in the background, but a lot of people are going to hear the word (name) MoG on 104.1 !

We've got our voodoo people working on a great weather day so don't worry about that element !
Spread the word. Fly-ins are encouraged so get on the phone to your travel agent !
If you need more info, directions, etc. call me at 508-635-9586, or email.

All the best, Harvey Wharfield

P.S. Just got the word today: MoG opening for EDDIE MONEY Saturday, August 23rd at the Hampton Beach (NH) Casino Ballroom ! Details as they become available !
 
       
 
 
 

#2  6/23/97

"too fisted" with a Southern Drawl !

We now have MoG's CD "too fisted" in the leading CD and tape chain in South Carolina !

We're in all stores of this 6 store chain - Manifest Discs & Tapes based out of Columbia, SC. !  The chain includes the home store in Columbia as well as Wilmington, Greenville, Charleston, Clemson and Florence.  All of these towns have very active local music scenes and the Manifest chain is a big supporter of independent record labels.

Manifest will be very helpful when MoG does it's southern Hard Rock Tour coming up in Sept or Oct. We'll hopefully get some kind of radio play and interviews when the Myrtle Beach, NC Hard Rock date comes up ! (Just a stone's throw from Manifest's reach !)

SPECIAL THANKS to Doug Kendall, of McBee, SC, music scene writer for two hip publications Five O'Clock Friday and YIKES ! of Florence and Myrtle Beach, respectively. Doug turned us on to the folks at Manifest !

- 6/21's Revere Beach Gig for WBCN

MoG had a fantastic outdoor show at Revere Beach on the 1st day of summer. We were at the NHL Breakout '97 which featured 100 or so teams competing in roller blade street hockey sanctioned by the National Hockey League. There were all sorts of vendor booths set up for the crowd of about 4000 people. The weather was great except it was in the 90's, but no rain !  MoG was one of two bands selected by 104.1 WBCN to provide entertainment for the gathering. 'BCN broadcast from the breakout hyping it to their large listening audience and of course mentions about MoG's upcoming set at 4:00. MoG started their set at a little after 4 and were introduced by one of the WBCN "Street Team" personalities, Cindy Doll. MoG ran thru 10-12 of their crowd pleasing songs. The gig was also the debut of MoG's new 4 foot by 6 foot MoG logo banner. You couldn't miss it !  Very pro looking and thousands of attendees saw it !  We had to hose the boys off after the gig !

>> Also...MoG gig spotlighted in the Friday (6/20) "Rock Notes" column in the Music Section of the Boston Globe by veteran scene reporter Steve Morse. Here's the excerpt: " MoG (LA music award winners) play at 4 pm tomorrow on Revere Beach as part of the "Breakout '97" Rollerblade Tourney." Short and sweet, but in front of a lot of eyes ! Thanks, Steve ! 

- Upcoming shows

* NEW SHOW...just added...Sat. 7/12 at Kenny's Castaways on Bleeker Street in NYC's Greenwich Village.  MoG is on at 11:00pm for a prime spot set.

* MoG will be back at The Spiral on E. Houston in NYC perhaps in the 3rd week of July. More details soon.

* Sat. 8/23 at the Hampton Beach (NH) Casino Ballroom opening for EDDIE MONEY.

- New Selling Flyers for "too fisted"...

We now have some very snappy looking MoG "too fisted" selling flyers that were put together by our fulfillment house Krystal Rose Music part of Superdups who pressed "too fisted" for us. They're great to leave at clubs, deli's, music equipment stores, etc. Of course, I'm so fanatical about MoG that I'm putting a flyer in each envelope that goes to someone I have to pay bills too. (That's a bunch of people !) Hey, who knows whose hands MoG may fall into ! 

- MoG website to be upgraded soon...

The current MoG website (www.Mogmusic.net) will be upgraded soon and plans call for a full-time webmaster to oversee it. There'll be upgraded sound and graphics, more timely info, more archiving of MoG publicity, tour schedules, etc...more reasons to come back including online discount coupons for live gigs, etc.

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged !

If you need more info, etc. call me at 508-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey

 
       
 
 
 

#3    7/16/97

- MoG Has 2 Songs Under Consideration For "PLANET X" TV Show !

- MoG On WBRS Playlist 2 Weeks Running !

- MoG Conquers KENNY'S CASTAWAYS, Greenwich Village !

- MoG In Rotation At THE SPIRAL CLUB, etc. NYC !

- Just Added:  New Show At BERKLEE CAFE, Wed 7/30 !

Welcome to another jam packed MoGNews email newsletter ! Man, it's usually slow in the summer, but it seems like the throttle is all the way to the floor and the AC is blasting ! MoG continues to gear up for the EDDIE MONEY show on Saturday, August 23rd at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on the ocean up in tax free New Hampshire. Tix are going fast, but are a bit pricey...Gold Circle tix (which I think let you actually meet Eddie and see if he uses breath fresheners) are $33...Reserved tix are $29...and General Admission are $20. We can get a limited number of GA tix for $15...if you're interested email me for details. NOTE: This will be MoG's first opening slot for The Don Law Organization !

Also, thanks a lot for checking out Ramiro Medina's song in the Billboard Demo Derby. Hopefully your software supports actually hearing "Sick Dog In The Rain". It's a great tune !  The Ramiro round of the demo derby lasts until Monday, July 21st. If you've voted for it, MANY THANKS !  And, there's no reason you can't visit the site again and vote again if you like !  While you're there make sure you register for some cool prizes like gift certificates to concerts to shopping sprees for rock memorabilia and become eligible to attend the final live showcase at the new club BILLBOARD LIVE on Sunset Blvd ! The web site is www.demoderby.com ! Thanks again !

Now, onto the stories behind the headlines...

- MoG Has 2 Songs Under Consideration For "PLANET X" TV Show !

Wednesday we signed clearances for two MoG tunes from "too fisted"..."Distance" and "Everyone Knows" for possible inclusion in the extreme sports action show "PLANET X". This syndicated cable show reaches 80+ million households in the U.S and 167+ million households in Asia, Europe, South Africa, Canada, the Middle East, Latin America, Japan and Australia ! Yikes ! So, one day or night soon you may hear a familiar MoG song in the background while some guy (or girl) is surfing, sky diving, skateboarding or jetskiing or doing something else in the Xtreme. Special thanks to our friend Joe Vaillancourt at Cygnus Productions for this opportunity !

MoG can also be accessed on Cygnus' cool sight and sound website called SOUND SAFARI at www.ssafari.com. Check it out soon. Thanks again, Joe !

- MoG On WBRS Playlist 2 Weeks Running !

A big tip of the MoG hat to Brian Rorke and "The Screamin' Demon" of WBRS, Brandeis Univ, Waltham, MA, 100.1 FM. Brian interviewed yours truly right before the WBCN out- door show for the NHL Breakout. While I was there we talked about MoG and The Viotar and Brian played 5 songs off "too fisted" !  Just this week I get a phone call from him letting me know that he actually charted MoG on the official WBRS playlist for the past two weeks running which gets sent to CMJ (a major radio trade journal). What a guy ! Thanks again, Brian ! When in Waltham tune in Brian's shows on Tuesday's from 10 am to noon and Wednesday's from 2 pm 'til 8 pm ! Here's the request number for MoG...617-736-5277 ! Just do it !

- MoG Conquers KENNY'S CASTAWAYS, Greenwich Village !

Bleeker Street will never be the same !  MoG's debut gig at world famous KENNY'S CASTAWAYS on Saturday night, July 12th was extremely successful !  MoG played to an almost full house and converted more fans to the MoG way of life. Bob, Rob and Kris along with two Berklee players, bassist Whynot and drummer Dominic, burst onto Kenny's "riverside" (inside joke, email me for details) stage at midnight and treated the boisterous New York crowd to a blistering set. Outside Kenny's one of the MoG crew accosted bewildered passersby madly waving a MoG t-shirt and worked the gathering crowd along with doorman Pete Puma who had donned one of the colorful MoG t-shirts. Pete's non-stop "Cold beer...balcony seating...Elvis is in the building ...OK, I'll let you both in for just $5, but I gotta see a valid ID" was interspersed with "Special midnight show with MoG ...See them before they play the Garden !" Everyone seemed to have a great time including the doubting-Thomas club manager, Roger with his English accent, who said after MoG left the stage, "You guys are great !," and added, "There's two guys over there who want CDs. Have you got any handy?"

Needless to say, MoG will be back this fall during high-season club time to do it all over again !  MoG now now has beach heads at Kenny's, The Spiral over on E. Houston and The Hard Rock Cafe. Soon the whole island will belong to MoG. We'll let you know when it's been secured !

- MoG In Rotation At THE SPIRAL CLUB, etc. NYC !

Our favorite soundman, Kenny #1 (there are two soundmen at The Spiral named Kenny...we'll talk about Kenny #2 in a future newsletter) has been playing choice cuts from "too fisted" between sets at The Spiral of late. Kenny #1 also jocks at a couple more clubs around NYC and plays MoG at those as well. Great job, K1 !  Keep the pressure on !

- Just Added:  New Show At BERKLEE CAFE, Wed 7/30 !

Here's a chance to see MoG for FREE in an intimate setting. Wednesday, July 30th at 9 pm MoG will be performing for the students at Boston's Berklee College of Music in the Berklee Cafe (a euphemism for the cafeteria). Bob, if you'll recall is a professor at Berklee. Hence the venue. It should be fun and is open to the public AND FREE ! Email for details for precise directions to the Cafe (!).

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged !

If you need more info, etc. call me at 508-635-9586 or email. MoG website (soon to be upgraded):  www.Mogmusic.net. See you there !

All the best,

Harvey

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY MoGophile you know world-wide !

 
       
 
 
 

#4    8/31/97

-  MõG's Opening For Eddie Money An Incredible Success !

-  MõG On Live Internet Broadcast Thursday, Sept. 25th !

-  "Everyone Knows" Video Footage Cleared For Planet X !

-  "too fisted" Now In Bull Moose Music, Portsmouth, NH !

-  Future U.S. Skating Team Members Grooving To MõG !

-  MõG Spotlighted In Superdups Mailer !

No, you didn't miss an issue of MõGNews !  It's just that getting ready for the Eddie Money show had us concentrating on doing things rather than writing about them. Now that it's over we can give you details on the show and some other exciting things that are happening for MõG... 

-  MõG's Opening For Eddie Money An Incredible Success !

It was like MõG had been on the road for a year. It was as if their latest single was climbing the charts. It was like the crowd was there to finally see what the excitement was all about. I'm not kidding. I mean we were just supposed to be the opening act for Eddie Money. But, the crowd reacted like we were part of the Eddie package !

MõG burst into their first song, "Introduce Yourself", and grabbed the audience by their unsuspecting necks and never let go until the last notes of the show ender, a tasty cover of The Animals "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" !  In addition to core members, Kris Bruno, lead vocals and percussion; Bob Schlink, acoustic guitar and The VIOTAR (r); and, Rob Schlink, electric and acoustic guitar...we had two HOT new MõG players both from Berklee...bassist, Glenn Nichols and drummer Nathaniel Morton. The VIOTAR (r) Intro segment that slid into "Everyone Knows" was a real crowd pleaser. Bob made the VIOTAR (r) wail to appreciative audience members who got into it and egged him on with encouraging whistles and cheers. We shot video of the entire show and are planning to use some of the footage to send to one of our contacts at MTV/VH1 to entice them to come out and shot us and The VIOTAR (r) at the next show in NYC (more on that later !).

Yes, they were there to see Eddie, but they made MõG feel like they were actually part of his show. Special thanks to the Don Law Organization and to everyone who helped especially our road and tech crew Hal, John and Daniel ! 

-  MõG On Live Internet Broadcast Thursday, Sept. 25th !

We just got word that MõG will be part of a live Internet broadcast on Thursday, September 25th at one of our favorite clubs The Spiral on E. Houston down in NYC.  So, if you can't be there in person you can fire up your computer and watch. We'll be emailing the web address as soon as it's available. This gig will give MõG the biggest potential audience ever. Lots and lots of new people will get a chance to see and hear what you already know about !  We're hoping that some of the video footage from the Eddie Money show will whet the appetites of both MTV and VH1 so that they'll come out with their crews to shoot MõG and the cutting edge sounds of The VIOTAR (r). 

-  "Everyone Knows" Video Footage Cleared For Planet X !

Our good friends at Cygnus Productions have made arrangements for video footage (taken from the Eddie Money show) of MõG's song "Everyone Knows" [which features The VIOTAR (r)] to be used in conjunction with the audio track to be available on an upcoming Planet X show. The Planet X extreme games program reaches 80+ million US households and another 167+ million households world wide ! 

-  "too fisted" Now In Bull Moose Music, Portsmouth, NH !

Meantime, up Portsmouth, NH at Bull Moose Music at 82 Congress St., MõG's 'too fisted" CD is proudly waiting for new music fans in their special "Local Music" section. Bull Moose Music is a real booster of local music and, get this, they don't even take a cut of the selling price. What a concept !  That means the prices for local music can be lower for the the buyer and the bands/artists get to keep the money that will help them go further with their careers. More stores should try this innovative approach.

After the first week of September, we'll be putting "too fisted" into the other 4 Bull Moose stores up in Maine. Bull Moose has stores near 4 college campuses including Portland and Brunswick !  A big "thank you" to Bull Moose Music !

  -  Future U.S. Skating Team Members Grooving To MõG !

On a recent business trip to Colorado, Kris Bruno got to talking with a woman who coaches future members of the U.S. Skating Team. Of course, Kris got her business card and gave her a couple of copies of "too fisted" to listen to.

Now we're told that those team members have gotten into the MõG sound and are doing their skating routines to at least 3 MõG tunes !  So, if you're watching TV sometime and recognize a MõG tune being played in the background to one of these talented skaters, now you know why.  Special thanks to Patti Snyder of the South Suburban Ice Arena ! She also passed a copy of "too fisted" onto one of the leading AAA format radio stations: KBCO-FM in Boulder !   Thanks again, Patti and best of success to your skaters ! 

-  MõG Spotlighted In Superdups Mailer !

Superdups of Wilmington, MA, who does our graphic design and presses our CDs, did a spotlight article on MõG for their recent brochure mailer. This mailer goes to thousands of potential and current Superdups customers all over the U.S. ! Special thanks to Bruce Bennett, Rick Schettino and Krista VanGuilder and the crew at Superdups ! 

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged !

If you need more info, etc. call me at 508-635-9586 or email. MõG website (soon to be upgraded):  www.Mogmusic.net. See you there !

All the best,

Harvey

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY MõGophile you know world-wide ! 

 
       
 
 
 

#5    9/25/97

-  Internet Broadcast of MoG...web address !

Tonight's the night...MoG at The Spiral, NYC. The show will be taped tonight for broadcast at a later date by ONLINETV, based in NYC. The web address is www.onlinetv.com. We'll let you know when the show will be available on the site. MoG rolls on thanks to your support !   

 
       
 
 
 

#6    10/17/97

-  MõG Rocks The Spiral/NYC...Broadcasts Start 10/20 !

Welcome to another installment of MõGNews. Lots of stuff happening for the band and Velocity Records. MõG will be heading into the studio very soon to do pre-production for their forthcoming 3rd CD entitled "Introduce Yourself". They have at least 17 new tunes that will be considered for the CD. Out of those 17 they'll select 11 final tunes. After pre-production they'll enter the studio in early January with a projected release date of late February or early March. This will be be MõG's most important CD to date and Velocity Records will be putting on a full court press to get this CD into as many stores and on as many radio stations as possible.

The new, improved MõG website www.Mogmusic.net is being worked on now and will hopefully debut in November. Webmaster Billy Gilpatric is currently working on setting it up so that you'll want to visit it frequently. It'll be just like being on the road with MõG and it'll keep you busy with lots of features !

Stay tuned.

Now on to MõGNews #6... 

-  MõG Rocks The Spiral/NYC...Broadcasts Start 10/20 !

MõG's recent gig at one of our favorite clubs in New York City, The Spiral, was video taped by OnlineTV for broadcast. The September 25th show was a hot one and Rick Siegel of OnlineTV was able to capture the entire set. Big Thank Yous to Thom Jack of The Spiral for letting Rick know about MõG. The MõG set will start broadcasting on Monday, 10/20 at 12 noon and then be re-broadcast every 10 hours for the week...to check it out go to www.onlinetv.com. After that it moves to another site that Rick has called www.musictv.com. Be advised that you'll probably need a fast modem. The web sites will have a schedule of MõG's broadcast times. Many thanks to Rick and his company for selecting MõG to be part of OnlineTV's internet broadcast schedule ! And, thanks to those of you who were able to come out and support MõG !

Rick also selected MõG's CD "too fisted" for inclusion on another web site...
www.hotstuff-nyc.com... this site reviews CDs from recommended bands from around the U.S.

Also, we learned that Rick was recently in the hospital. All of us at the House of MõG and Velocity Records wish him a very speedy recovery !

MõG is back at The Spiral on Wednesday night, November 19. Hope to see you there !

* * * * *

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY MõGophile you know world-wide !

 
       
 
 
 

#7    11/5/97

-  MoG Part Of OnlineTV Promotion

Welcome to another installment of MoGNews...

First some general ramblings... MoG is gearing up for another showcase at one of our favorite clubs, The Spiral in NYC, on Wednesday, November 19th at 8:30 pm. This will be our 4th visit in recent months and should be a lot of fun. MoG will continue preview new songs that may be part of their upcoming full length CD "Introduce Yourself". We've been able to get The Spiral to agree to reducing the cover charge to loyal Team MoG members by a buck (normal door is $6) so if you'd like to be part of one of our last scheduled shows for '97 just email me and let me know how many will be in your party for our party !

The new, MoG website (www.Mogmusic.net) continues to be built and will hopefully debut in a few weeks. The old one is still just a web page, but does contain sample sound from "too fisted." The new one will be more than the current web page...an actual Web Site that will keep you totally up to speed on interesting developments in the Life of MoG.

Stay tuned...

-  MoG Part Of OnlineTV Promotion

MoG is now part of a three week promotion for OnlineTV (www.onlinetv.com). You'll see an official MoG mug as you sign onto their site. Answer some simple questions about MoG and you may win a "too fisted" CD, a MoG T-shirt and a MoG mug.

At the OnlineTV site we have moved to the MusicTV section for a couple of weeks. You can find out when we air by checking the schedule at the site. MusicTV is part of OnlineTV's web network. When you sign on at either please take the time to fill out the deMoGraphic questionaire that helps them attract sponsors that help make Online TV grow and allow MoG to be introduced to thousands each week !

This promotion is a great way for you to introduce friends, etc. who aren't aware of MoG. Thanks, and here's a big, wet MoG kiss ! 

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide ! 

 
       
 
 
 

#8    11/25/97                Thanksgiving Edition   

Welcome to another MoG newsletter. The holidays are upon us and we wish you and yours all the best for this happy season !  MoG continues to gear up for their new CD "Introduce Yourself". The new CD will be going into pre- production in December and we're planning on it being ready by late Feb or early March. Also, our new web site continues to be built and will be debuting soon.

In addition to regular MoG members Kris Bruno, Bob Schlink, and Rob Schlink, we welcome two new faces:  Dominic Feedam on drums and Joachim Otterbjork on bass. Dominic hails from California and Joachim from Sweden. We are very excited to have them as part of the MoG team !  We just finished a photo shoot of the new lineup with our excellent photographer Harry Woods. The new publicity photos will be available soon on our new, expanded web site at www.Mogmusic.net. We'll let you know when the site is ready.

Also, special thanks to our CD duplicator Superdups for featuring MoG in their full color back page ad in Performer Magazine's November issue. Performer's circulation is 10,000 copies in New England and other parts of the East Coast. Superdups also featured MoG in their new brochure which goes all over the country and was included in the Philadelphia Music Conference "goody bag" that went to all 3,000 + attendees. Hats off to Bruce Bennett and everyone at Superdups...if you know someone who needs major label, quality design and duplication call 'em...800-617-3877 ! 

Now, on to MoGNews #8... 

-  MoG's "too fisted" available at Newbury Comics CD Chain

As soon as Thanksgiving is over you'll be able to find "too fisted" in the Newbury Comics CD chain throughout Mass, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Stumped for a great holiday gift ?  "too fisted" makes a great one !  Newbury Comics locations are the flagship store on Newbury St. in Boston's Back Bay, at Government Center in Boston, the MIT Student Center in Cambridge, also at Harvard Square, Burlington, Natick, Newton, Braintree, Shrewsbury, Saugus, Amherst, Peabody, Hyannis...Nashua, Salem and Manchester, NH...Warwick, RI...and Portland, ME. A big thank you to Beth of Newbury Comics ! 

-  Bob Schlink to be featured on RI's Channel 36

Coming up in December, MoG's Bob Schlink and his patented Viotar-tm will be featured on "The Thirteenth State" on Providence, RI's channel 36. Bob will demonstrate The Viotar-tm and give background info on it's development. The show will also include Bob, Kris and Rob playing a couple of MoG tunes. 

-  MoG track on Cygnus Productions/Planet X CD Sampler

We just got word that one of MoG's songs from "too fisted" will be included on a new CD sampler being put together by Cygnus Productions for Planet X, the syndicated extreme sports TV show !  The sampler will be available nationally as part of Planet X's various promotions and may be available in the Pepsi Free Stuff catalog. We're waiting to see which track was selected. Special thanks to Joe Vaillancourt of Cygnus ! 

-  Latest Spiral Gig in NYC videotaped for OnlineTV.Com

MoG's November 19th show at The Spiral in NYC was videotaped for later broadcast on the web's hottest video site...www.onlinetv.com. This was our second show at The Spiral that was chosen to be video taped by Rick Siegel, Pres. of OnlineTV !  MoG is also on Rick's review and audio web site... www.hotstuff-nyc.com !

We also want to thank Rick for spotlighting MoG during a recent promotion for OnlineTV. MoG provided prize packages as part of a three week MoG trivia contest. During the contest, a MoG coffee mug greeted people who signed onto the OnlineTV site. The site receives upwards of 400,000 hits per month which means thousands of surfers saw MoG's name when they signed on. Yikes !

And, finally, congratulations to Rick !  Starting in December, OnlineTv will be able to broadcast "live" band sets on the Internet from The Spiral and other locations around NYC. 

-  MoG review in Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter

In the August edition of the Renegade newsletter, Geoff reviewed MoG's "too fisted' CD. Here's part of it..."a bluesy, struttin', hard rockin' romp that experiments often with styles and sounds. It'd fit well in a CD player beside Extreme, Rush and Styx." That's pretty fast company ! Thanks Geoff !  But, just wait for the new CD ! 

-  MoG in the Fall Edition of the College Survival Guide

MoG was featured in a full page article written by Sandie Stringfellow in the College Survival Guide's Fall edition. The CSG is distributed on all of Boston's 40+ college campuses and to selected campuses throughout New England !  Thanks, Sandie ! 

-  MoG On WRKO Boston !

(Here's a story that was supposed to be part of MoGNews # 4 back in August, but due to operator error (that's me) somehow didn't make it. Apologies to all involved !)

Kris Bruno, Bob Schlink and Rob Schlink blew into Boston's WRKO studios on Thursday, August 21st for a midnight interview with talkmaster Jeff Katz to promote the upcoming Eddie Money show at the Hampton Beach Casino. We didn't have the faintest idea of what to expect, but we were told to bring instruments. As it turns out, Jeff Katz had to fill in the next day for the morning show so long-time Boston personality Andy Moes was filling in. It was probably a good thing that Andy was the host because his background is music and not talk. Right out of the gate it was a wild ride. Andy played a bunch of tracks from "too fisted", asked about groupies, encouraged Bob to demonstrate The Viotar-tm and all of them to do a couple of songs. Andy did a call-in contest with MoG CDs up for grabs and asked for MoG fan stories from the listeners. The hour flew by with plenty of references to the MoG opening slot for Eddie Money that coming Saturday night. The whole interview will be available soon on the MoG web site along with incriminating photos. A big thank you to Andy Moes for directing the circus. And a special thanks to John Curtin, the able producer of the Jeff Katz show, for inviting MoG to be there. Thanks again, John !   

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at MoG, Velocity Records and BE Music, Inc.

All the best,

Harvey

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  

 
       
 
 
 

#9    1/1/98

To listen to MoG    http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address !

! ! ! ! Happy 1998 ! ! ! !

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers ! 

-  MoG To Play At The NEMO Showcase 1/17/98 !

-  MoG Part Of "Live" Internet Broadcast 1/28/98 In NYC !

Yikes !  Another New Year !  And, another new CD in progress from MoG. I've heard all of the songs that are under consideration (17 !). They are great and showoff MoG's evolving style. Out of those 17 only 12 or 13 will survive. Their 3rd CD, entitled "Introduce Yourself,"sounds like the one to put MoG over the top. Both Kris and Bob continue to write, but Rob is also writing and adding a new dimension to the distinctive MoG sound. The actual recording begins on Monday the 5th at Bluejay in Carlisle. Then it's over to Berklee. Then back to Bluejay for the final touches and mixing. And then it's down to Sony Music Studios in New York City to master it with Vlado Meller. Vlado has used his skill for hundreds of gold and platinum selling rock and pop artists. This will be the third album he's mastered for MoG. A very talented guy and a real MoG booster !  Thanks Vlado !  

Wondering what you can do to help MoG get to that next important level ?  Some of you have asked this question. Here's the answer...it's simple and pretty painless !  When this newsletter started back in June we had maybe 15 people who got it. Now we're up to something over 250...fans like yourself (God love ya !), music industry people and media types all over the world. But, you know what ?  If we could reach at least 1000 by this coming June, that would really help to get MoG the needed momentum to propel them toward that next level !  So, if you'd like to help, send us some email addresses of friends, relatives or co-workers you think might like MoG and would like to receive this spiffy newsletter. We'll send them the latest issue and let them know you thought they'd enjoy getting it. Don't worry, we'll give them the option of cancelling at anytime. And, we'll even email you back if they decline so you can avoid them. I mean how good a friend, relative or co-worker could they be if they don't like MoG ?  Looking for another way to help ? Add the MoG web site address to all your email messages ! Anywhere in your messages add   http:/www.Mogmusic.net   and leave a couple of spaces on either end 'cause some email programs allow people to hyper link directly to our site when they click it !  Some people even make the MoG website address a part of their signature section (God love ya !). If you would do either...Thanks, and we mean that !

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...

-  MoG Chosen For The Boston NEMO Showcase 1/17/98 !

MoG is very pleased to announce that they have been chosen to participate in the NEMO Music Industry Band Showcase on Saturday night, January 17th at Copperfield's, 98 Brookline Ave., in the Fenway Park section of Kenmore Square, Boston.

MoG will be playing a 40 minute set that will feature many of the songs from their forthcoming CD "Introduce Yourself." MoG was selected from over 800 bands from all over the U.S. that auditioned for this annual industry event. The showcase event involves 20 clubs around the Boston area over the two day period of January 16th and 17th. Many influential music industry people will be at these clubs checking out the bands participating. We hope you can come out and give MoG some of your energy !  Do it ! 

-  MoG Part Of "Live" Internet Broadcast 1/28/98 In NYC !

MoG along with our good friends Puddles Of Joy will be traveling down to New York City again to visit our favorite club The Spiral, 244 E. Houston St. to help celebrate the kick- off month of "live" Internet broadcasts Wednesday night the 28th. We've been to The Spiral 4 times since March to showcase for industry people and this 5th visit looks like another event. The Spiral has recently been wired (or should I say fibered) for "live" Internet broadcasts. Currently our two Spiral shows from 9/25 and 11/19 are viewable on the site behind all this technology:   http://www.onlinetv.com ! Big Thank Yous to Thom Jack, owner of The Spiral and Rick Siegel, owner of OnlineTV, for keeping the momentum going for MoG !  If you're from the NYC area come on out and party with MoG and meet Puddles Of Joy. It's an early night so it won't bump into next day's work too badly !  MoG on at 8:00 with Puddles on at 8:45 !  Do it ! 

The new, expanded MoG website is coming soon, but visit the old one as often as possible just to stay in shape !    http://www.Mogmusic.net !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

Have a great '98 from MoG and everyone at Velocity Records and BE Music, Inc. !

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield 

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#10    1/15/98

Welcome to all new MõGNews readers ! 

> > > To listen to current MõG tracks :

http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address ! 

> > > To view live MõG concert footage :

http://www.onlinetv.com   click on address...we're in the Video Jukebox section with an archived set from our Spiral show on 11/19/97 !

Headlines...

-  MõG Gearing Up For NEMO Showcase Sat. 1/17/98 !

-  "Live" Internet Broadcast 1/28/98 In NYC !

-  Newbury Comics Locations To Buy "too fisted" ! 

>From the MõGofile...

The recording of the new CD is progressing excellently ! I wish you could hear the new stuff ...everything from high energy post-alternative rock to slow smoldering acoustically influenced "love trouble" tunes...and lots and lots in between that make this collection one that'll be on your CD player constantly, at least that's my take on it. We're hoping for a late Feb or early March release date. Keep it here for the latest skinny.

...The Continuing MõG Email Plug...

Wondering what you can do to help MõG get to that next important level ? [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

(Thanks to early emailers Mike Morin and Darby Adams for taking the time to give us potential, new MõGophiles ! ) 

Now onto the stories behind the headlines... 

-  MõG Gearing Up For NEMO Showcase Sat. 1/17/98 !

Don't forget...MõG at the NEMO Music Industry Band Showcase this Saturday night, January 17th at Copperfield's, 98 Brookline Ave., in the Fenway Park area of Kenmore Square, Boston. Directions at 617-247-8605. We're upstairs.

MõG will be playing a 40 minute set at a little after midnight that'll feature many of the songs from their forthcoming CD. The showcase event involves 20 clubs around the Boston area over the two
day period of Friday, January 16th and Saturday, the 17th. Many influential music industry people will be at these clubs checking out the bands participating. We hope you can come out and give MõG some of your energy ! Hopefully, the expected snow storm won't keep you away, but use your best judgment...we want you around for upcoming shows ! 

-  "Live" MõG Internet Broadcast 1/28/98 In NYC !

MõG along with our good friends Puddles Of Joy will be traveling down to New York City again to visit our favorite club The Spiral, 244 E. Houston St., corner of Ave. "A" (212-353-1740) to help celebrate the kickoff month of "live" Internet broadcasts Wednesday night the 28th. We've been to The Spiral
4 times since March to showcase for industry people and this 5th visit looks like another event. The Spiral has recently been wired (or should I say fibered) for "live" Internet broadcasts. Currently our Spiral show from 11/19 is viewable in the Video Jukebox section on the site behind all this technology: http://www.onlinetv.com ! If you're from the NYC area come on out and party with MõG and meet Puddles Of Joy. It's an early night so it won't bump into next day's work too badly ! MõG on at 8:00 with Puddles on at 8:45 !  AND, it looks like this night will be the actual kickoff off live Internet broadcasting of shows from The Spiral ! ! ! 

-  Newbury Comics Locations To Buy "too fisted" !

Here's the list of Newbury Comics locations where "too fisted" is available :

Back Bay Boston   617-236-4930 Government Center   617-248-9992 Harvard Square   617-491-0337 Burlington   781-270-9860 Nashua, NH   603-888-0720 Manchester, NH   603-624-2842 Warwick, RI   401-821-3170 Portland, ME   207-874-6788

Call ahead to make sure "too fisted" is in stock to avoid disappointment ! 

The new, expanded MõG website is still being built and is coming soon, but visit the old one as often as possible just to stay in shape... http://www.Mogmusic.net click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield 

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MõGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !  

 
       
 
 
 

#11    1/26/98

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers ! 

> > > To listen to MoG tracks from the current CD :

http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address ! 

> > > To view live MoG concert footage :

http://www.onlinetv.com   click on address...we're in the Video Jukebox section with an archived set from our Spiral show on 11/19/97 !

Headlines...

- Spiral Live Internet Broadcast This Wednesday Night !

- 2 New MoG Songs From New CD Readying For Release !

- NEMO Showcase At Copperfield's Draws Crowd !

- "Everyone Knows" Chosen For WRKO Radio Music Bumper !

>From the MoGofile... The new CD is coming along nicely and it looks like it'll have a different title. The head, mad scientist in MoG, Bob Schlink, has been lobbying for "Bizzare Medical Experiments" and seems quite serious about it. I think Bob has been watching too many UFO abduction docu-dramas. So, stay tuned to see if BME makes the cut. Latest estimates put the release of the CD at sometime in late March with Boston area CD release parties scheduled for sometime in May. We'll let you know as we get closer.  And, I heard something about a mini-tour of Montana this summer. Look out Big Sky Country !

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...

- Spiral Live Internet Broadcast This Wednesday Night !

MoG's 5th appearance at The Spiral (244 E. Houston, corner of Ave. A...212-353-1740) in NYC is this Wednesday night at 8:00 pm (EST) along with our pals Puddles Of Joy. This should be a jam packed night...all indications point to the kickoff of Spiral's Live Internet broadcasts through the facilities of OnlineTV.Com. OnlineTV.Com has been wiring The Spiral since early December and if all goes well it will mark the official start of live Internet broadcasts of shows from this hip club. If you're in the CT, NY or NJ area come on out to support MoG and Puddles Of Joy (8:45 set time) live. It's an early enough show so it won't interfere with work the next day. If you can't make it at least try to watch it on your computer...the website for OnlineTV.com is    http://www.onlinetv.com    ! 

- 2 Songs From New CD Readying For Release !

2 new MoG tunes from our forthcoming CD will be released on a special CD single for radio stations, publications and A & R types. The tunes "Real" and "Sucker" are being brought to New York's Sony Studios this Wednesday for mastering by Vlado Meller. The tunes will then be pressed in a limited edition by Superdups for the above mentioned people AND some of the MoG faithful !  Which category do you fall into ? 

 - NEMO Showcase At Copperfield's Draws Crowd !

MoG's Boston Music Awards NEMO Music Showcase at Copperfield's went off without a hitch and entertained the late night crowd, many of whom hadn't seen a MoG show before. We made a lot of converts and collected a good amount of new email addresses for the newsletter. The boys rocked and according to Steve Morse, in his Calendar column "Morse Code" in the Boston Globe, spotlighted MoG as "a hard rocking band with great dynamics and a sound that paid homage to classic-rockers Free."  Thanks, Steve !

Thanks also to Kevin Gilligan of Boston Soundcheck Magazine for catching some of the tunes. We were able to slip a couple of new ones into the set that'll be on the new CD including "Real".

Special thanks to Darby Adams for bringing a bunch of her friends and for acting as crowd control in the inebriated (?) tambourine incident !  The story is too long to go into now, but Darby demonstrated a diplomatic flair in her rescue of the tambourine from the unidentified young lady who thought she was a part of the MoG set. Thanks again, Darby ! 

- "Everyone Knows" Chosen For WRKO Radio Music Bumper !

Special thanks to our pals over at Boston's 50,000 watt talk radio station WRKO. If you remember, back this past summer Bob, Rob and Kris were on the Jeff Katz Show plugging the Eddie Money show at Hampton Beach. The show's producer is John Curtin. He now produces the TAI (former WFNX music jock) Show in the same time slot and just recently added part of "Everyone Knows" as a music bumper to go into and come out of commercial breaks for the show. Thanks guys !

...The Continuing MoG Email Plug...  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

The new, expanded MoG website is still being built and is coming soon, but visit the old one as often as possible just to stay in shape... http://www.Mogmusic.net     click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield 

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !

 
       
 
 
 

#12    2/24/98

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers ! 

     > > > To listen to Sound Clips from the NEW CD :

http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address ! 

     > > > To view live MoG Concert Footage :

http://www.onlinetv.com    click on address...we're in the Video Jukebox section with an archived set from one of our Spiral shows !

Headlines...

- New MoG CD Single To Be Mailed To Radio Stations !

- MoG Part Of SXSW Sampler CD !

>From the MoGofile...

It seems like Spring is just around the corner, but over here at the MoG cave it almost seems like SUMMER because things are really heating up for MoGsters. The advance tracks from the new CD are getting a lot of people talking !  More and more industry types are looking at MoG in a new light and are wait- to see what will happen next. And, we thank you, dear MoG fans, for keeping the light burning so bright ! 

S p e c i a l  O f f e r...

We are so excited that the new MoG CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" is due for retail release on April 14th, that for those of you who've been supporting MoG we have a pretty cool offer. The street price is $12.99 for this 10 track CD, however if you order a copy NOW we're lowering the price to just $8.00 and that includes shipping and sales tax if applicable. All you have to do is send a check for $8.00 made out to BE Music, Inc. at 100 Powdermill Rd., #181, Acton, MA 01720-5932. As soon as the CDs are in from the manufacturer your order will be shipped that same day... who knows, they may even come in sooner and they'll be shipped the same day they arrive at our offices. The only requirement is that your order must be postmarked by April 13th. There is no limit to how many you can order !  Be the first to get the new MoG CD and buy it for less than anyone ! Thanks for your support !

Now, onto the headlines...

- New MoG CD Single To Be Mailed To Radio Stations !

Our special pressing of 2 tracks "Sucker" and "Real" from the new CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" has been shipped to 350 targeted college and commercial radio stations across the country. Some of them even went out of the country. And, another 50 went to a select list of magazines and fanzines for review. So don't be surprised to hear some music coming out of the radio and it turns out to be MoG !  This mailing will introduce MoG to tens of thousands of new listeners. 

- MoG Part Of SXSW Sampler CD !

MoG was recently selected to be part of a special South By Southwest (SXSW) CD sampler. SXSW is the premier new music conference in the country and is held each spring in Austin, TX. SXSW attracts more music industry people than any other in the U.S. !  This special CD sampler will be placed inside each attendees "goody bag" as they enter SXSW. They can then visit the Superdups booth to listen to more from each artist and contact information will be gathered at that time for those interested in each artist's music. SXSW is expecting anywhere from 4,500 to 5,000 attendees during the conference which runs from March 18th to the 21st. That means another 5,000 or so people will be aware of MoG !  The song selected was "Sucker" from the forthcoming MoG CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" which is due in stores on April 14th. 

...The Continuing MoG Email Plug...  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

The new, expanded MoG website continues to be built so visit it as often as possible to stay in the MoG mood...sound clips of the 2 new tunes are now available with other new sections being added weekly ! http://www.Mogmusic.net     click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield 

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#13    3/6/98

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers ! 

     > > > To listen to Sound Clips from the NEW CD :

http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address ! 

     > > > To view live MoG Concert Footage :

http://www.onlinetv.com    click on address...we're in the Video Jukebox section with an archived set from one of our Spiral shows !

Headlines...

- "Real" To Air On The River's "New Frontiers" Show !

- Bizarre Medical Experiment Performed On Senior Citizens !

- WBRS, Waltham, MA Debuts "Sucker" And "Real" !

- MoG To Invade WRKO, Boston Again !

>From the MoGofile...

This issue is apparently focused exclusively on Radio. It's just the way it works out sometimes. I mean, we're putting the push on getting airplay for the MoGsters so it makes sense that a lot of Radio activity would be the goal, right ?  Of course !  As Martha says, "It's a good thing !" Can you say, "Momentum" ?

And you know what, if you've got some kind of relationship with a Radio station or a particular DJ, we would love it if you tell them about MoG's new CD. As a matter of fact, we'd be happy to send you the new CD single or the full length CD (when it's available) for you to give to your contact at the station !  All you have to do is email me with all the details (it's called screening to make sure you're not just trying to weasel a free CD off of us) and I'll get back to you to let you know if I buy your story !  I know, we're tough...but it is the 90's and we're just an independent record label trying to make MoG a household word.

S p e c i a l  O f f e r...

We are so excited that the new MoG CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" is due for retail release on April 14th, that for those of you who've been supporting MoG we have a pretty cool offer. The street price is $12.99 for this 10 track CD, however if you order a copy NOW we're lowering the price to just $8.00 and that includes shipping and sales tax if applicable. All you have to do is send a check for $8.00 made out to BE Music, Inc. at 100 Powdermill Rd., #181, Acton, MA 01720-5932. As soon as the CDs are in from the manufacturer your order will be shipped that same day... who knows, they may even come in sooner and they'll be shipped the same day they arrive at our offices. The only requirement is that your order must be postmarked by April 13th. There is no limit to how many you can order !  Be the first to get the new MoG CD and buy it for less than anyone ! Thanks for your support !

Now, onto the headlines... 

- "Real" May Be Airing On The River's "New Horizons" Show !

This is a very important development. It seems that we may have broken through the WXRV (The River) security perimeter ! The River, 92.5 FM in Haverhill, MA, one of the premier new music Radio stations in the country may be airing "Real" on their new music "make it or break it" shows tonight, Friday (3/6) or Monday (3/9) at 10pm. A couple of songs by new artists are played and reaction is taken from listeners to help The River determine if the music is viable to their audience. So, if you're in listening range, we'd appreciate it if you'd let them know how you feel about MoG's song "Real" !  If you haven't heard it yet, you can go to our website http://www.Mogmusic.net  and listen to a sound clip of "Real". While you're there you can listen to a clip of "Sucker" also.  Now, if doesn't happen on Fri or Mon it may happen sometime during the week of the 9th.

The River has a toll free phone number for you to use in letting them know that you like the MoG song... 800-352-9250. Thanks, in advance, for your support ! 

- Bizarre Medical Experiment Performed On Senior Citizens !

It's not as evil as it sounds.  Thursday, yours truly, visited a Radio station in Lawrence, MA...WCCM 800 AM. I used to work at its sister station WCGY FM in the same building. WCGY moved to Boston and is now known as The Eagle, 93.7 FM. Anyway, I was visiting an old Radio pal, Dan Brunelle, who now works at WCCM. I delivered copies of the CD single with "Sucker" and "Real" and before both Dan and I knew it we were tossed onto a talk show that was in progress on the station. One thing led to another and the host, Craig Roberts, popped the CD into the player and let "Sucker" loose on an unsuspecting audience. I say unsuspecting because the audience is 60+ and used to hearing Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin, etc. Yikes !  It was all captured on tape and may be available on the MoG web site in the future. A Big Thank You to Dan, Craig and those poor senior citizens who probably thought the apocalypse had happened. (Dan tells me he'll being using parts of "Sucker" and "Real" as bumpers for his show !  Look, we don't care how we get played, as long as we get played !) 

- WBRS, Waltham, MA Debuts "Sucker" And "Real" !

It looks like WBRS, 100.1 FM, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA was the First Radio Station In The Country to play MoG's new songs "Sucker" and "Real" !  Special thanks to Brian Rorke, the Screamin' Demon, for having the good taste to believe in MoG. Not only that, Brian and the Music Director, Casey Safron, debuted "Sucker" at #10 on their Top 30 playlist which is reported to CMJ, the largest new music tracking publication in the country !

If that weren't enough, I visited WBRS on Wednesday (3/4) and was on the air with Brian for about 40 minutes. We talked and played some tracks from the whole CD. 'BRS listeners got to hear "Sucker", "This 'N That", "Real", "Mars", "Them Are Us", "Change" and ""Lie To Me" ! ! !  We gave away some new CD singles and stylishly rogue MoG T-Shirts !  WBRS and Brian Rorke Rule ! ! ! 

- MoG To Invade WRKO, Boston Again !

Coming up on Friday, April 3rd, MoG will again be guests on Boston's biggest talk station, WRKO AM !  Even though WRKO is a talk station, they seem to have a special place in their hearts for music. It could have something to do with the fact that they used to be one of the most listened to Top 40 stations in the country.

We'll be guests of talkmaster, Tai, at midnight and will get a chance to play some tunes live in the studio, as well as some tracks off the new CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" ! It will all be great promotion for the new CD which is due to be released on Tuesday, April 14th. Stay tuned for more details !   

...The Continuing MoG Email Plug...  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

The new, expanded MoG website continues to be built so visit it as often as possible to stay in the MoG mood...sound clips of the 2 new tunes are now available with other new sections being added weekly ! http://www.Mogmusic.net     click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield 

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !     

 
       
 
 
 

#14    3/17/98

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

     > > > To listen to the full length version of "Sucker" in Real Time with no downloading delays click on the address below :

http://assd.net/index/english/3MoG.ram

     > > > If you need the RealAudio Demo software just click on the following address   http://www.real.com You can download the demo for FREE ! 

     > > > To listen to Sound Clips from the NEW CD :

http://www.Mogmusic.net   click on address ! 

     > > > To view MoG Concert Footage :  http://musictv2.com    click on address...there's a set from one of our Spiral shows in NYC. Just go to the "What's On" section for a schedule of today's shows.

Note: All newsletters are on the MoG web site, so you can either read them here or there !

Headlines...

-  MoG's "Sucker" Now Available In RealAudio

-  "Sucker" & "Real" Going To Texas For SXSW

-  Harvey To Guest On WMFO, 91.5 FM On Sat. 4/11

-  MoG NeMO Showcase Review In SoundCheck Magazine

-  Viotar (tm) Music In The Hands Of Olympian 

>From the MoGofile...

Want to do to help MoG get to the next level... [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

Thanks to Laura down in Ft. Myers, FL for giving us the name of a jock at 99X to pitch MoG to !

> > > > >    S p e c i a l  O f f e r   < < < < <

We are so excited that the new MoG CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" is due for retail release on April 14th... [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

Now, onto the stories behind the headlines...

-  MoG's "Sucker" Now Available In RealAudio

By arrangement with Radio Index Alternative Music, MoG's song "Sucker" is now available in RealAudio which means no downloading delays so you can hear the full length 3:01 version almost immediately. All you need is the current FREE demo version of RealAudio software. Here's the web address to listen to "Sucker"  http://assd.net/index/english/3MoG.ram just click it !

If you need the RealAudio demo software here's the address: http://www.real.com   click it and download the demo for FREE and listen to "Sucker" !

-  "Sucker" & "Real" Going To Texas For SXSW

South By South West is the largest music conference in the country and is held in Austin, Texas every March. This year's conference is Wednesday the 18th through Saturday the 21st. MoG's song "Sucker" from the forthcoming CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" is included on a special CD Sampler that will be put into each SXSW attendees "goody bag". That means about 5,000 people will have a copy of "Sucker" to listen to. SXSW attendees include DJs, Managers, Columnists and Reviewers, A&R people and Entertainment lawyers from around the country. But, that's not all...yours truly will be at SXSW with copies of the 2 song MoG CD (which includes "Real") at the Superdups/Krystal Rose Music double booth. Some of the 5,000 who get the special SXSW CD Sampler will be stopping by the booth to get more info on the bands and artists. I'll be at the booth to make sure that they get the needed information on MoG and that second great song "Real" !

-  MoG NeMO Showcase Review In Soundcheck Magazine

Special thanks to Boston SoundCheck magazine for their write up in the current issue (March/April) !  Apparently Scott Myles from the SoundCheck staff was in the audience during MoG's Nemo Showcase set at Copperfield's in Boston, Saturday night January 17th. Here's some of what Scott said, "MoG...is more on the hard rocking side with loads of energy, good dynamics and this thing called the "Viotar". (That's another story!)...the band pulled out a rocking set to a late night crowd...And they managed to slip in couple of new songs including "Real" a song that will be on the next album." SoundCheck is the fastest growing and hippest music magazine in Boston. Pick up a free copy at most record stores, clubs and music equipment stores around New England. Thanks Scott, Bill Restuccia and SoundCheck !

-  Harvey To Guest On WMFO FM On Sat. 4/11

Coming up on Saturday, April 11th, I'll be Morgan Huke's guest on Tufts University's WMFO, 91.5 FM at 4:00pm. 'MFO listeners will be able to catch up on the latest news from MoG and be able to hear some of the other tracks on "Bizarre Medical Experiments" besides just "Sucker" and "Real" !  Morgan tells me that later in the Spring we'll be able to get some of MoG up there for an acoustic set of MoG tunes. We'll let you know when, so don't let your subscription to the MoG email newsletter expire !

-  Viotar (tm) Music In The Hands Of World Skater

The unique musical instrument, The Viotar (tm), that Bob Schlink invented and patented is starting to draw attention. Christopher Dean of the Olympic skating team of Torvill and Dean was interested in hearing the exotic sounds of The Viotar (tm) for possible use in future "Stars On Ice" shows ! So, Kris and I, with the help of our Denver skating contacts, Patti Snyder and Jill Trenary (wife of Christopher), were able to watch "Stars On Ice" at the Worcester Centrum on March 12th. Great seats and an even greater show. It was our first time and we were pleasantly surprised at the skill of these world class and Olympic skaters and the pure entertainment they provided to the capacity audience. We were able to meet Christopher after the show and hand deliver a tape of Viotar (tm) music and sound effects. We were also able to meet Scott Hamilton (an amazing guy and one who has overcome great odds to continue to do what he loves to do !) and present him with a stylishly rogue MoG T-Shirt. Kris was also able to talk to Paul Wylie and some other Stars. So, stay tuned...one day you may hear MoG and The Viotar (tm) as music that the "Stars On Ice" skate to !

= = = The Continuing MoG Email Plug = = =  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]
 
The new, expanding MoG website continues to be built by our intrepid HTML Editor, Bill Gilpatric, so visit it as often as possible to stay in the MoG mood...new sections being added weekly ! http://www.Mogmusic.net  click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it ! 

 
       
 
 
 

#15    5/18/98                 700+ readers and growing !

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

FLASH - FLASH - FLASH - FLASH - FLASH - FLASH - FLASH -

We are now on the BillboardTalentNet web site at

     http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

This is a big deal !  There are over 160 bands and artists from around the world competing for the prestige of charting on this web site. We'd appreciate your vote for either of the two songs "Sucker" or "Real" !  "Sucker" has the most votes so far, and has us easily in the Top 20 on "Radio BTN", so probably vote for it first and then "Real". After initially accessing the BillboardTalentNet go to the "register" section.  Then wait for an email registration confirmation. (It's almost instantaneous !) Just open it and go to the hotlink contained in it and you're all set. It seems like a lot to go through, but
it's definitely worth it and we really appreciate it !  You can now access the BillboardTalentNet again and then "login" and search "new arrivals" for MoG. You can then download either song via .au file or realplayer. You can vote by downloading once per access. Voting actually involves downloading a song.
And, they actually encourage you to vote more than once ! JUST wait at least an hour before going back on to vote for MoG again. >>IMPORTANT: each time you access please go to the "login" section or your download won't count !  You can see how MoG is doing by going to the "Radio BTN section". They re-start the charts every Friday at noon, so if you'll access the site on at least a weekly basis MoG will benefit from your efforts !

Thanks, and we mean that !

       > > > To listen to a full length version of "Sucker" in Real Time with no downloading delays click on the address below :

http://assd.net/index/english/3MoG.ram
NOTE: This does not count for the BillboardTalentNet ranking !

     > > > If you need the RealAudio Demo software
just click on the following address   http://www.real.com/
You can download the demo for FREE !
 

     > > > To listen to Sound Clips from the NEW CD :

http://www.Mogmusic.net/ click on address !
 

     > > > To view MoG Concert Footage :

http://musictv2.com    click on address...there's a set from one of our Spiral shows in NYC. Just go to the "What's On" section for a schedule of today's shows.
 

Note: All newsletters are on the MoG web site, so you can either read them here or there !

Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...

-  MoG Still #1 on WBRS, 100.1 Charts

-  MoG On The BBC ?  You Bet !

-  WHOB Interview with Rockin' Rebecca Carr

-  WRKO Interview with Talkmaster Tai

-  WMFO Interview with Morgan Huke

-  Upcoming Shows

 
>From the MoGofile...

I can't believe that it's been so long between newsletters !  We got distracted with wrapping up the new CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments". Well, all the pieces are finally in place and it's being duplicated as we speak. It should be ready by May 28th or 29th. We think you'll like it !

Want to help MoG get to the next level...If you've got some kind of relationship with a Radio station or a particular DJ, we would love it if you tell them about MoG's new CD. As a matter of fact, we'd be happy to send you the new CD single or the full length CD (when it's available) for you to give to your
contact at the station !  Or we can mail it for you !  All you have to do is email me with all the details.

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...
 
-  MoG Still #1 on WBRS, 100.1 Charts

Big Thank Yous to WBRS-FM, 100.1 (Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA) for their continued airplay of MoG. We've been #1 for 3 weeks running !  The guy who really needs to be thanked is Brian Rorke a/k/a The Screamin' Demon !  Brian has believed in MoG from the beginning and has turned a bunch of the station jocks onto to us. WBRS reports to CMJ, the largest college radio trade magazine, so this is getting people at other stations to take a listen.

Brian, again, a big tip of the MoG hat ! ! !
 

-  MoG On The BBC ?  You Bet !

Special Thanks to our Director of European Affairs Alastair Gambling of Manchester, England !  Al was able to get Manchester/BBC to play "Mars". Apparently the phones lit up with people wanting to know who it was and what the name of the song was. We're talking with the station to see if we can get into regular rotation. Cross your fingers !

Thanks again, Al !
 

-  WHOB Interview with Rockin' Rebecca Carr

Kris Bruno and I were guests of Rebecca Carr on 106.3, WHOB, Nashua, NH on Thursday night April 30th at 11pm. Her show is called "Unsigned Heroes" and Kris talked with Rebecca about MoG history, etc. for about an hour !  And they played 6 or 7 tracks from the new CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments". They also talked about the upcoming FREE Outdoor concert that WHOB is sponsoring and that MoG will be playing at. The concert is Saturday, June 20th from noon to 5pm and will also include 3 other bands from the Boston area. Directions are on the MoG web site or just email me and I scoot them to you.

Thanks again, to Rockin' Rebecca for all the airplay !
 

-  WRKO Interview with Talkmaster Tai

Kris Bruno, Bob and Rob Schlink and I were guests of WRKO, Boston, talkmaster Tai back on Friday night April 3rd. (This was our second visit to WRKO !) Tai, if you remember, was a music disk jockey on WFNX-FM for years and recently made an easy transition to talk radio. I mention this because his background is music and it wasn't like going on Larry King and having Larry not have a clue about today's music. Anyway, we had a ball. And, Tai did too !  We played loads of tracks off of B.M.E.  Bob brought along The Viotar(tm) and the boys actually played "Real" live on the air. It was quite a trip. An acoustic version of "Real". That'll have to go on the MoG box set !  Lots of mentions of the web site. And a good time was had by all.

Special thanks to Tai and his intrepid producer John Curtin. Oh, and thanks guys for using MoG music as audio bumpers on the show !
 
-  WMFO Interview with Morgan Huke

I was a guest on Morgan Huke's Saturday afternoon show on 92.5, WMFO (Tufts Univ. Radio) on April 11th. Unfortunately, Kris, Bob or Rob weren't able to make it so I was elected to carry the MoG flag. And, I don't think I dropped it. We played 6 or 7 tunes from B.M.E. and talked about what it takes to put a full length CD together. Things like production and mastering, but I don't think we put anyone to sleep. Morgan invited the rest of MoG back for another show and we'll be able to bring instruments and do some tunes live. We're looking forward to it and will let you know when.

Thanks again, Morgan !
 

-  Upcoming MoG Shows

Sunday, June 7th 11pm at Mama Kin, Lansdowne St., Boston. There's a Sox/Mets game at 8pm so the street should be jumping with plenty of stuff to do in addition to catching a hot set from MoG !  This will be our first time at Mama Kin, so your support is needed and will be appreciated !

Saturday, June 20th Noon-5pm at Greeley Park, Nashua, NH This is a FREE Outdoor concert sponsored by 106.3, WHOB. MoG, along with The Lisa Guyer Band, Mugsy and Psycho Serious will be helping WHOB with their 11th Annual Concert that raises substance abuse awareness. It's for the whole family and should be fun. Directions are on our web site. Or email me and I'll get 'em to you !
 

= = = The Continuing MoG Email Plug = = =  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

The new, expanding MoG website continues to be built by our intrepid HTML Editor, Bill Gilpatric, so visit it as often as possible to stay in the MoG mood...new sections being added weekly !  Now you
can actually see pictures of the MoGsters and learn more about the Viotar(tm) !
http://www.Mogmusic.net  click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#16    5/31/98                700+ readers and growing !

Welcome to all new MõGNews readers !

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE  UPDATE - UPDATE

MõG is kicking butt on the Billboard TalentNet web site at

     http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

Thanks to you, MõG is really doing well on the Billboard magazine web site devoted to unsigned bands and artists... it's called Billboard TalentNet. This is a prestigious deal ! There are over 160 bands and artists from all over the world of all genres competing to catch the ears of music fans and, hopefully, transmit it to the eyes and ears of influential industry types.

We'd appreciate your vote for either of our two songs "Sucker" or "Real" !  "Sucker" has the most votes so far, and has us in the Top 20 on "Radio BTN", so probably vote for it first and then "Real" on another visit.

[Old omstructions edited so we don't get too boring !]

     > > > To view MõG Concert Footage :

http://musictv2.com  click on address...there's a set from one of our Spiral shows in NYC. Just go to the "What's On" section for a schedule of today's shows.
 

Note: All newsletters are on the MõG web site, so you can either read them here or there !
 

Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...

-  Mama Kin, Boston Gig, This Coming Sunday, June 7th !

-  FREE Outdoor Concert, Nashua, NH, Saturday, June 20th !

-  MõG opening for FOREIGNER, Hampton Beach, June 29th !
 

>From the MõGofile...

Man, things are really getting HOT for MõG !  The new CD... Billboard TalentNet...the web site...the Mama Kin gig...the Greeley Park Live Broadcast...opening for the legendary FOREIGNER !  Thanks for keeping things moving !

The new CD will be available in stores Tuesday, June 2nd, at Tower Records and Newbury Comics around the Boston area. We'll soon be adding HMV's and Strawberries. Also, the Bullmoose Music stores in Portsmouth, NH, and Portland and Brunswick, ME. After that we start expansion across the country to stores where "Herman Says Play" and "too fisted" have been available in the past. South Carolina, Florida, Montreal, Wyoming (yes, Wyoming), Montana, and Los Angeles. By that time, we'll have nationwide distribution to fill in the gaps. Eventually, you won't be able to swing a dead rat and not hit a store where you can't buy MõG !

The CD will also be available on our web site. You're able to order it from our long-time fulfillment house Krystal Rose Music in Wilmington, MA a unit of Superdups, our CD duplication company. You're able to order with your credit card via phone, fax and email, as well as snail mail. And soon, you'll be able able to order online with your credit card via a secure server. All with fast delivery to your door !

Want to help MõG get to the next level ?  If you've got some kind of relationship with a Radio station or a particular DJ, we would love it if you tell them about MõG's new CD. As a matter of fact, we'd be happy to send you the new full length CD for you to give to your contact at the station !  Or we can mail it for you !  All you have to do is email me with all the details.
 
Now onto the stories behind the headlines...
 
-  Mama Kin, Boston, This Coming Sunday, June 7th !

Sunday, June 7th, 11pm at Mama Kin, Lansdowne St., Boston. There's a Sox/Mets (yes Mets... interleague) game at 8pm so the street should be jumping with plenty of stuff to do in addition to catching a hot set from MõG !  This will be our first time at Mama Kin, so your support is needed and will be appreciated !  Also, the new MõG CD will be available at the show (just $10 each !) along with those stylish black MõG T-Shirts (just $15 each !).
 
 

-  FREE Outdoor Concert, Nashua, NH, Saturday, June 20th !

Saturday, June 20th Noon-5pm at Greeley Park, Nashua, NH. This is a FREE Outdoor concert sponsored by 106.3, WHOB and WNDS, TV-50. MõG, along with Hank Crane, Mugsy, Psycho Serious and Toni Troy will be helping with this 11th Annual Concert that raises substance abuse awareness. The concert will be broadcast "live" on BOTH WHOB, 106.3 and WNDS, TV-50 !  There'll be plenty of things to do and it's for the whole family and should be fun. This will be a CD release party for our NH fans. Come by and check out the 10 song CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" and bring one home !  Directions are on our web site. Or email me and I'll get 'em to you !  Hope to see you there !  And, remember IT'S FREE !
 
 -  MõG opening for FOREIGNER, Hampton Beach, June 29th !

We just got the word !  FOREIGNER will be doing a show at the Hampton Beach (NH) Casino Ballroom on Monday, June 29th and the Don Law Company has asked us to open. If you'll remember we opened for Eddie Money last August to a packed house of nearly 1800. For many people it was their first time seeing (let alone hearing of) MõG. Apparently, we went over well and won over a bunch of new fans. This FOREIGNER show should be a hot one, too !  Tix available at Ticketmaster or Next ticketing. Get 'em quick 'cause it will be a sell out !  For info or directions check the web site or email me here.  SEE YOU THERE !
 

= = = The Continuing MõG Email Plug = = =

[Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

The expanding MõG website continues to be built by our intrepid HTML Editor, Bill Gilpatric, so visit it as often as possible to stay in the MõG mood...new sections being added weekly !  Now you can actually see pictures of the MõGsters and learn more about the Viotar(tm) !  And, as mentioned above, you can order the new MõG CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" right from the site !

http://www.Mogmusic.net  click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield

P.S. Feel free to forward this newsletter to ANY potential MõGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#17    8/30/98                900+ readers and growing !

"Definitely ready for prime time."
                                  Northeast Performer, Aug '98

"This band could easily win a Boston Music Award..."
       Metronome magazine, Sept '98

"...a new twist on an old genre and it might just get 'em hooked up big time."
                                   Boston SoundCheck, Sept/Oct '98

Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

                                            http://www.Mogmusic.net

IMPORTANT: Please read the section below about how to help MoG get to #1 on the Billboard Magazine TalentNet !  Thanks !  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

Note: All newsletters are on the MoG web site, so you can either read them here or there !

If you want to be removed from this mailing list or were added by accident, please send email to mentor2@aol.com with the words REMOVE/MõG LIST in the subject area and body of the message. Thanks.
 

Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...

-  MoG #1 on Billboard TalentNet Top 50 !

-  MoG Back At #1 On WBRS !

-  MoG Returns To Mama Kin, Thursday, Sept 3rd !

-  MoG Part Of "LOCOBAZOOKA !" in Worcester Sept 20th !

-  Smokin' Reviews Of "Bizarre Medical Experiments" !

-  Wilmington (MA) Advertiser Front Page Article on MoG

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>From the MoGofile...

We apologize for the long time period between newsletters ! There are so many good things happening for MoG that we've been busy just trying to keep up with them all. We'd like to introduce you to a new MoG staff member. His name is Chris Hicks and he helps me a couple of days a week at MoGHQ and does marketing and promotion for us during the week. Chris is a Music Business major at UMass Lowell and is also a talented singer/songwriter in his own right. Chris helps take some of the pressure off here at MoGHQ. Welcome aboard Chris !

Summary of recent events:

Kris, Bob and Rob were down in Providence on 8/16 to be on WHJY's Sunday night show "Sound Check" with Timm Myers. It was a great night especially for Bob and Rob Schlink 'cause they live in Providence. So it was nice to be on a home town radio station struttin' their stuff. They did some tunes from "Bizarre Medical Experiments," did some talking and gave away some BME CDs and tix for the upcoming MAMA KIN show ! Big Thanks to Timm and everyone at 'HJY and the listeners ! One of these days we'll do a gig at a Providence club for the homefolks !

MoG guested on Carmelita's long running Boston area local music show on WAAF on Sunday night 7/26 !  Big thanks to Carm and Tez for making us feel so at ease !  The boys played 4 1/2 live songs (the 1/2 being a Bob Schlink tour de force on the Viotar(tm) that slid into "Real".) And, were interviewed by Carmelita along with some BME giveaways. You can and request "Sucker" or "Real" or whatever at 617-931-1223. Carmelita's show is on Sunday nights at 11pm on WAAF at 107.3 !

The Hampton Beach (NH) Casino gig (6/29) with MoG opening for Foreigner was a ball. MoG, again, got the crowd rocking and into a great mood for Foreigner !  About 1400 people also got to see Bob and The Viotar(tm)...and we saw some jaws drop as Bob went into one of his soaring intros with it as the band slid into "Everyone Knows" !  Thanks to the Casino crew and old friend Ron Bellanti who was manning the merchandise area. MoG sold twice as many CDs during the show this year as last !  Thanks also to the Manchester (NH) Union Leader's Laura Pope who did a really nice feature article on MoG !  Also, Thanks to the Portsmouth (NH) Herald for a positive review of BME that appeared right before the show !  The buzz is building thanks to these excellent people and you for your support !

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...
 

-  MoG #1 on Billboard TalentNet Top 50 !

There are now 500+ bands on the Billboard TalentNet and MoG, for the week of 8/28, is listed at #1 !  Yikes ! Previously, we've gotten as high as #9 !  Thanks to everyone who downloaded both "Sucker" and "Real" (now at #14) !  The next goal is to get to #1 on the site's Top 10 section (different from the Radio BTN Top 50 !  There are instructions on how help us with that within this newsletter. Thanks again to all who helped us get to the Top Spot on the Top 50 !

http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/
 

-  MoG Back At #1 on WBRS

MoG's favorite radio station, and it seems, our biggest booster, WBRS, 100.1, Brandeis Univ, Waltham, MA has us listed at #1 on their CMJ chart for the week of 8/17 !  Big thanks to all the jocks who play us, especially Brian Rorke and Rachel who play us a lot !  It looks like we'll be doing a complete live set on WBRS sometime in Sept which will be broadcast live and recorded to DAT. We'll let you know when as soon as it's firmed up. If you're in the Boston area check out WBRS and Brian's show Wed afternoons from 2-5pm and Thurs 4-6pm. Also check out Rachel on Mon afternoon from 4-6pm. The request line is 781-736-5277 ! Thanks again guys !

http://www.wbrs.org/
 

-  MoG Returns To MAMA KIN, Thursday, Sept 3rd !

MoG returns to Aerosmith's club, MAMA KIN, on Lansdowne St., in Boston on Thursday, Sept 3rd at 10:00pm. This will be the official CD release party for "Bizarre Medical Experiments" and it should be a great time. We'll have some CDs to give away and some hot tunes for ya !  See any MoG member for advance tix. They're just $5, but the show is 21+ !  Hope to see you there !
 

-  MoG To Be Part Of "LOCOBAZOOKA !" in Worcester 9/20 !

We've got another hot show coming up and this one's for all ages.  It's LOCOBAZOOKA ! over 20 bands and only $20 out in Worcester on Sunday, Sept 20th. It's all day and includes some great national and regional bands including Candlebox, Godsmack, Caroline's Spine, Brother Cane, Gloritone, Kid Rock, Cheerleadr, 7th Rail Crew and a whole bunch more. MoG members have advance tix ($25 day of show) so ask us if you wanna go. There'll be booths and vendors, great food, stilt walkers, a hypnotist, artists and whole lot more. It'll be a great day to celebrate the end of Summer and the start of Fall !  We'll let you know when MoG's set is as soon as possible !

http://www.locobazooka.com/
 

-   Smokin' Reviews Of "Bizarre Medical Experiments" !

Three Boston publications have given MoG's latest CD some excellent reviews !

>From Northeast Performer, Aug '98...

"MoG's 'Bizarre Medical Experiments' combines elements of funk, hard rock and occasional middle-eastern flourishes with stellar musicianship and vocalist/guitarist Bob Schlink's patented Viotar to produce an engaging, often astounding collection of tunes. Very accessible yet never ordinary sounding. Songs like "Real," "Them Are Us," and "Lie To Me" combine slashes of riff-heavy funk with acoustic underpinnings and economical arrangements. Definitely ready for prime time."
 
>From Metronome magazine, Sept '98...

"MoG's album art has a [dis]claimer saying "File Under: (Post) Apocalyptic Klezmer; Rock." That however, doesn't do justice to the fine sounds [this] five piece outfit has developed on this electrifying album. Brothers Rob and Bob Schlink'superb guitar and Viotar (a cross between a guitar and violin) work are top notch and add the element that makes MoG such a viable rock & roll act. Lead singer Kris Bruno, bassist Joachim Otterbjork and drummer Dominic Feedam are all integral parts in a well-oiled machine that knows how to deliver a great song.

"Awesome tones (due to the Viotar) abound on this excellent album featuring the radio-friendly highlights "This And That", "Real", "Mars", and "Time". This band could easily win a Boston Music Award or at best, be signed by a major label and given a huge advance. I(n) either case, you've got to check them out before they become famous and move to France."

>From Boston SoundCheck, Sept/Oct '98...

"Sorta rocky but we've got lots of acoustic guitar moments as well. Not just your run of the mill sing song crap - some of the songs are strong and some have that flattened fifth scale Arabian like type flavor (Ahem). We've also got a couple two tree time signature change-ups and an instrument called a viotar. Yup - sort of half violin, half guitar. Dude can play it up under his neck with a bow; just like a violin, but its got that rock crunch of a guitar. Most excellent.

"I like a lot of their songs so here goes the fave song list: This and That, Sucker, Real, Mars, Time and the viotar-intensive Anybody Else. Geez that's most of the CD, isn't it.

"Well, they've got a new twist on an old genre and it might just get 'em hooked up big time."

http://bostonsoundcheck.com/

Wow !  Thanks to Northeast Performer, Metronome, Doug Sloan Boston SoundCheck and L.A. MoG (a/k/a L.A. Joe) for the nice reviews !
 

-  Wilmington (MA) Advertiser Front Page Article on MoG

Our new intern, Chris Hicks, was in the spotlight for a recent front page article in his hometown newspaper the Wilmington (MA) Advertiser !  The article was by Cheryl Harrison and focused on his internship with MoG so there was plenty of MoG stuff in it. And plenty of quotes from Chris (Hicks) and Kris (Bruno) and even a picture of Chris, Kris and yours truly. Hats off to Chris for contacting the Advertiser with the idea for the story. If anyone would like a copy just email me and I'll send one out. Thanks again Chris and Cheryl !
 
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IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT -

MoG is STILL kicking butt, thanks to you, on the Billboard TalentNet web site...for the week ending 8/29 we're #1 !
Thanks for all your help !  BUT, we need more of you to help get us to # 1 on another section of the site  !

          http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

Thanks to many of you, MoG is really doing well on the Billboard magazine web site devoted to unsigned bands and artists...it's called Billboard TalentNet. This is a prestigious deal !  There are over 500 ! bands and artists (and more being added all the time) from all over the world of all genres competing to catch the ears of music fans and, hopefully, the eyes and ears of influential industry types.

We'd appreciate your vote for either of our two songs "Sucker" or "Real" !  "Sucker" has us in the Top 10 on "Radio BTN", so probably vote for it first and then "Real". You can vote for each song during your visit.

[Old instructions edited so we don't get too boring !]

THANKS AGAIN, AND  WE  MEAN  THAT  !

Here's the web site hot link again...

http://www.billboardtalentnet.com

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Want to help MoG get to the next level ?  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

= = = The Continuing MoG Email Plug = = =  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

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http://www.Mogmusic.net  click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield
MoG Marketing/Promotion

P.S. Feel free to FORWARD this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#18    11/29/98                      900+ readers and growing !

                                     http://www.Mogmusic.net

                                    Happy Holidays !

                     Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

"...two tracks in particular, them are us and change, truly stand out as potential pop radio hits which could launch this indie band into the world of commercial success and immense popularity."
                                   the fritz, vol. 4, #1, Sept '98
 

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                       > > > > > Upcoming MoG Gig < < < < <
              this Wednesday night, December 2nd at AXIS,
                       13 Lansdowne St., Boston  8pm

                         **************

We're coordinating a Benefit Concert for The Pine Street Inn. The Lisa Guyer Band (featuring Barry Goudreau, well known as a member of Boston) is headlining...set time 10:30...MoG on at 9:30 ...Tongue-N-Groove on at 8:45...and Chris Hicks on at 8:15. Admission is just $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Pine Street Inn and their work with Boston's homeless. Also, as it's that time of year when being homeless is especially difficult, we're encouraging people to bring a usable winter coat or jacket in lieu of the admission price. This is probably our last local gig before the new year, so hopefully we'll see you there !  Call Harvey for more details...978-635-9586.
 
IMPORTANT: Please read the section below about how to help MoG on Billboard's Talent Net !  Thanks !
 
Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...
 

-  Live Broadcast On WBRS Was Manic

-  LOCOBAZOOKA !  A Huge Success !

-  Florida publication reviews BME

-  "Sucker" To Be part Of Billboard Talent Net's New Comp

-   BME Tracks Available On Billboard Talent Net

-   BME Travelling To Exotic Parts of Europe And Beyond

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>From the MoGofile...

We apologize for the long time between newsletters !  Lots of great things are happening for MoG and we've been out straight just trying to keep up. Luckily, we've got a couple of new people helping us with things here at MoG HQ. Chris Zell from Malden, Mass. is in the process of updating and expanding the MoG web site. We'll be able to see it soon !  Chris is a free-lance TV producer, director and writer. We also have Adam Feldberg now assisting us with mailings, etc. Adam is a student at U Mass/Lowell and majoring in Music Business. And, Chris Hicks continues helping with Velocity Records and BE Music campus rep program, Viotar (tm) publicity, and planning. Thanks to you all !
 
Now onto the stories behind the headlines...
 

 -  Live Broadcast On WBRS Was Manic

Wednesday, night September 30th's broadcast on one of our favorite radio stations, WBRS, 100.1 FM, in Waltham, Mass. was absolutely the best. Brian Rorke (sometimes called the Screamin' Demon) was the MC and we played for a good hour for 'BRS listeners and an enthusiastic studio audience ! Who knows, one or two of the live versions of MoG's tunes could show up on a future CD !  Big thanks to everyone at WBRS and all the listeners !
 

-  LOCOBAZOOKA !  A Huge Success !

MoG was part of one of the biggest outdoor shows in New England this past summer on Sunday, September 20 at Greenhill Park, in Worcester, Mass. !  LOCOBAZOOKA featured over 20 bands including Candlebox, Caroline's Spine, Godsmack, Brother Cane, Kid Rock, Gloritone and Powerman 5000. We went on a little before noon and there were already 8,000 people watching us. During our set a mosh pit got going right in front of us. Too much !  Ian Barrett from WAAF's "Real Rock TV" filmed our set and part of it will be on the show on an upcoming Saturday night on Channel 27 !  By the end of the afternoon there were 15,000 plus people sweating in the 80 plus degree heat.
 

-  "the fritz" Review of BME

Here's another review of "Bizarre Medical Experiments" this time from "the fritz" down in Florida. It's distributed on every college campus in Florida. They review over 100 CDs, etc. in each issue.

the fritz, the new college music magazine, vol. 4, #1, Sept. '98

MoG.bizarre medical experiments (velocity)
 
this boston-based five-piece makes hard-hitting altrock which echoes the work of artists like dave matthews, pearl jam and babe the blue ox, but with much more of an edge. MoG's composing skills are particularly strong when dealing with both notes and words. what makes MoG's music so interesting is their funky take on alt-rock and their use of the viotar(tm) (a combination of violin and guitar played with a bow and invented by MoG's bob schlink), which is incredibly strange sounding, like a true combination of an electric guitar and an electric violin. of particular note on this record are tracks like sucker, real, mars and lie to me. two tracks in particular, them are us and change, truly stand out as potential pop radio hits which could launch this indie band into the world of commercial success and immense popularity. bizarre medical experiments is a very worthwhile record and, if you like powerful alt-rock, it deserves space in your collection.
 
Check out the fritz at   http://www.thefritz.com/    !
 

-  "Sucker" To Be part Of Billboard Talent Net's New Comp

Billboard Talent Net has selected "Sucker" to be on one of their upcoming "New Talent Spotlight" compilation CDs. The CDs will be sent to 1,000 talent scouts at major and independent record companies, artist management and music publishing companies, worldwide. Thanks for helping us get to #1 on the Top 50 so many times !
 

-   BME Tracks Available On Billboard Talent Net

Very soon all 10 tracks from "Bizarre Medical Experiments" will be available at the Billboard Talent Net Store...this means people can put together custom CDs online that include MoG music. And, we even get paid for it !
 

-  BME Travelling To Exotic Parts of Europe And Beyond

MoG is being heard on a bunch of radio stations in Europe and Canada. Here are some of the countries England, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Macedonia, Moldova, Italy, Greece, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Turkey !  With others being added weekly.
 
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IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT -

Thanks to you, MoG is STILL kicking butt on the Billboard TalentNet web site...for the week ending 10/9 we were #1 again !  Thanks for all your help !  BUT, we need more of you to help get us to # 1 on another section of the site  !

          http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

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THANKS AGAIN, AND  WE  MEAN  THAT  !

Here's the web site hot link again...

http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

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Want to help MoG get to the next level ?   [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

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http://www.Mogmusic.net click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield
MoG Marketing/Promotion

P.S. Feel free to FORWARD this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#19    12/30/98                      950+ readers and growing !

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              Happy New Year From Everyone In MoGLand !
 
 

"...two tracks in particular, them are us and change, truly stand out as potential pop radio hits which could launch this indie band into the world of commercial success and immense popularity."
                                   the fritz, vol. 4, #1
 

                     Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...

-  Bob, The Viotar(tm) & MoG In Upcoming French Film !

-  MoG In Billboard Magazine !

-  "Lie To Me" Added To Billboard Talent Net !

-  Pine Street Inn Benefit Helps Boston's Homeless !

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>From the MoGofile...

Wow !  It's been quite a year for MoG !  From the NeMO/Boston Music Awards showcase in January to the benefit for the Pine Street Inn in December and lots of stuff in between...Our 3rd CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments"...the outdoor show for WHOB FM up in Nashua, NH...a couple of stops at Mama Kin in Boston...and another outdoor show at LOCOBAZOOKA in Worcester...all the airplay both stateside and overseas ! [Harvey here editing in 2008...Can you imagine I forgot to mention the Foreigner show at the Hampton Beach Casino...I was lucky I wasn't fired !]

In 1999 there are two CD compilations coming out with MoG tunes on them:  the Billboard Talent Net Spotlight CD and the Daddy's Junky Music CD.  We'll let you know when they hit the streets.

Thanks to you for your interest and support !

See you in '99 !

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...
 

-  Bob, The Viotar(tm) & MoG In Upcoming French Film !

Perhaps you've heard rumors of a movie in MoG's future. Well, it's true !  Our Paris connection, Marianne Valentin, is busy working with scriptwriter and director, Nickolai Tomov, putting some final touches on a script that will give us the chance to showcase The Viotar(tm) in a forthcoming major French film !  This film has a projected filming start in mid '99. The film revolves around the main character who's a musician and needs to have a hybrid musical instrument invented to further his music. The script is so closely related to the story behind The Viotar(tm) that the parallels are actually spooky. The film, entitled "Simple Menace," is scheduled for presentation at the Cannes Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Sundance Institute Film Festival !

Bob Schlink, MoG member and the inventor of The Viotar (tm), will play the person who actually invents the hybrid instrument. Art imitating life or is it the other way around ? Also, it looks like the MoG boys will get some scenes in the movie !  Stay tuned !

-  MoG In Billboard Magazine !

Thanks for visiting the Billboard Talent Net site and voting for MoG's tunes "Sucker" and "Real" !  And because MoG's tunes have been consistently in the Top 10 of the Radio BTN section we've appeared twice in Billboard Magazine in the BTN charts. Billboard now publishes those BTN charts every couple of weeks. MoG was charted in the 11/28, 12/12 and 12/26 issues of Billboard on pages 17, 14 and 30 respectively. Thanks for getting us national attention !

-  "Lie To Me" Added To Billboard Talent Net !

Another track from our latest CD "Bizarre Medical Experiments" will be added to the selections you can hear in the MoG section on Billboard Talent Net.  "Lie To Me" should be up and running in a week or so. We've been getting good reaction to this tune from various radio stations and reviewers, so try it out and hear how it sounds !

-  Pine Street Inn Benefit Helps Boston's Homeless !

With your help, we were able to raise almost $500 in cash and 24 winter coats and jackets for Boston's homeless at the benefit on Wednesday night, December 2nd at AXIS on Lansdowne St. in Boston for the Pine Street Inn !

Special thanks to John Matthews and the AXIS staff for their hospitality and support, Pete Falconi and The Eagle (93.7), Tai at Night and Jack Curtin of WRKO (680), Joanne Doody and The River (92.5), Carmelita and WAAF (107.3), Brian and Rachel Rorke and WBRS (100.1), Chris Gleason, Pete Michalozski and the staff of Daddy's Junky Music for the drum set-up, Patrick McCoy and Jim McEleney of Budweiser, The Lisa Guyer Band (featuring Barry Goudreau), Tongue-N-Groove, Chris Hicks, all the band crews, Ken Soule, Adam Feldberg, Superdups, www.DirtyWater.com and anyone else we failed to mention who helped out !

Because of your help there will be people whose holiday will be a little better this year !

Thanks again !
 

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Thanks to you, MoG is STILL kicking butt on the Billboard TalentNet web site !  Thanks for all your help !  BUT, we need more of you to help get us to # 1 on another section of the site  !

          http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

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THANKS AGAIN, AND  WE  MEAN  THAT  !

Here's the web site hot link again...

http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/

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Want to help MoG get to the next level ?  [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

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http://www.Mogmusic.net     click address to visit !

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged ! If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or email.

All the best and have a Great '99,

Harvey Wharfield
and MoG, and everyone at Velocity Records and BE Music, Inc.

P.S. Feel free to FORWARD this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !

 
       
 
 
 

#20    2/28/99                      1100+ readers and growing !

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                ! Welcome to all new MoGNews readers !

>>> Vote for MoG on Billboard Talent Net...
               http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/MoG
      Thanks !

"Definitely ready for prime time."
                                  Northeast Performer (Boston)

"This band could easily win a Boston Music Award..."
       Metronome magazine (Boston)

"...a new twist on an old genre and it might just get 'em hooked up big time."
                                   Boston SoundCheck

"...two tracks in particular, them are us and change, truly stand out as potential pop radio hits which could launch this indie band into the world of commercial success and immense popularity."
                                    the fritz (florida)
 

Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...Headlines...

- MoG at Middle East/Cambridge

- MoG at new Worcester club

- MoG at T.T.'s/Cambridge

- Website has a new look

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>From the MoGofile...

'99 is coming on like gangbusters !

More Boston area gigs...

...MoG and The Viotar(tm) in the upcoming French film "Simple Menace"...

...AND, watch for two CD compilations coming out with MoG tunes on them:  the Billboard Talent Net "Spotlight CD" with "Sucker" and the Daddy's Junky Music "Best of Mass." CD with "This And That".  We'll let you know when they hit the streets !

Thanks to you for your interest and support !

Now onto the stories behind the headlines...

- MoG at Middle East/Cambridge

MoG hits the Middle East Upstairs, 177 Mass. Ave., on Monday night March 22nd with 3 other bands... call the club for details and directions at 617-864-3278 or visit their website at   http://mideastclub.com MoG is on at 10:00 pm. Print out this section and bring it with you for $1 off the cover of $6 !

- MoG at new Worcester club...Commercial St. Cafe

MoG along with Chris Hicks and friends Straw Horse hits the new Worcester club the Commercial Street Cafe (across from the Centrum) on Thursday night, March 25th. It's a Velocity Records Revue night with a Low Dough cover of only $3 !  18+ show !  For directions call 508-797-4550.

- MoG at T.T.'s/Cambridge

MoG along with friends Tongue-N-Groove will be at T.T. The Bear's Place on Tuesday, April 6th.  T.T.'s is located just off Mass. Ave. on Brookline St. around the corner from the Middle East. MoG on at 9:50 and TNG on at 10:40. Cover is just $4 and it's an 18+ show ! For directions call 617-492-0082.

- Website has a new look

If you haven't visited the MoG website lately, scoot on over...it's being re-designed by world famous
ventriloquist, writer and weber, Chris Zell. More pictures ...more sections !  Check it out !
http://www.Mogmusic.net

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Remember to check out and vote for MoG tunes on The Billboard Talent Net !

http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/MoG

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Selected Radio Stations Playing MoG

You can click on these highlighted URLs and visit AND request tracks from "Bizarre Medical Experiments" if you'd like. Thanks !

WAAF Boston/ Carmelita's Show   http://www.waaf.com

Tracks Online/The Netherlands   http://www.tracksonline.com

WBRS/  Brandeis Univ.    http://www.wbrs.org

Radio Shanghai/ China  http://home.earthlink.net/~shanghaii

CKMS-FM/  Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario  http://watserv1.uwaterloo.ca/CKMSinfo

WKPE Cape Cod/  Cat's Show     http://www.rock1047.com

Planet Indie/  Belgium   http://altern.org/planete

WHJY Providence/  Timm Myers   http://www.whjy.com

Radio Proglas/  Czech Republic   http://www.proglas.cz  > Sorry, only in Czech !

WHEB Portsmouth, NH/   http://www.wheb.com

Radio Tango/ Norway   http://www.radiotango.no/metal

Radio Bilkent/ Turkey     http://bilkent.edu.tr/~radio

More stations are being added weekly. Check out our website for updates.   http://www.Mogmusic.net

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Want to help MoG get to the next level ?   [Old plug edited so we don't get too boring !]

Thanks for spreading the word !

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http://www.Mogmusic.net

That's it for this time. Comments and suggestions are encouraged !  If you need more info, etc. call me at 978-635-9586 or  Mailto:mentor2@aol.com

All the best,

Harvey Wharfield and MoG,
and everyone at Velocity Records and BE Music, Inc.

P.S. Feel free to FORWARD this newsletter to ANY potential MoGophile you know world-wide !  Do it !