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 Post subject: NAKED WITH FRIENDS/Secret contest winners
PostPosted: 28 May 2009, 16:23 
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Hi Folks:

We've been busily working away on the website lately, updating pages, etc.

The Store is now open again, with a new address:

http://www.mauraoconnell.com/mo_store/

Naked with Friends can be pre-ordered there.

Sorry about the 14 month delay!

Also, as we have done before, we are giving away a FREE copy of Maura's new CD to the TOP SIX POSTERS on this message board.

The wonderful winners are: mike, Bob M., Despina, Riene, Theresa and Pat Ryan.

Ya'll send me a private message or an email to mac@mauraoconnell.com with your postal address, and we'll send your complimentary copy to you right away. We really appreciate your contributing to the message board, etc.

Also, the Discography page for Naked with Friends has short mp3 clips of each song on the record. So does the Store.

Maura's MySpace page has whole songs on the player. We are working on getting a similar player on this site.

It's an amazing record she did, and here's to a big hit for Maura.

Best,

Mac


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PostPosted: 28 May 2009, 18:23 
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Thank you, Mac, it's most generous of you and Maura! I'm enjoying the clips on the discograpy page!

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Thank you guys...It is nice of you to look out for your fans.

It was a nice surprise to log on and see that I had won!

Mike


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OCH!!!!!! What AMAZINGLY, UNBELIEVABLY GLORIOUS singing!

I just listened to the songs from Naked on MySpace.

She's always had my heart in the singing of songs, but Ms. Maura's gone and done it now. She wins all singing awards in my book!

When a singer has a beautiful voice; when a talented singer knows HOW to sing, being unbound by the adornments of instruments and such, there appears a sparkling light in the sound, that we cannot see at any other time.

There is an expression I discovered a few years back in reading about a nun, musician and mystic, the Abbess Hildegard von Bingen, that I carry with me still. She described herself as "a feather on the breath of God". Surely, Maura's voice has been guided along as a feather on the breath of God!

Congratulations, Maura, on a dream realized and on a job beautifully and perfectly done.

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:D Thanks Mac and Maura! I will send my new P.O. Box asap. We bought our first house a couple of months ago. Still unloading boxes. Backyard is gorgeous!


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Thank you. I think that everyone will love this new album. Great job to all involved!


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Despina. Those words about the new album were beautiful poetic! Loved them.


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Despina, when the album is available on Amazon, you ought to copy-paste this review there. I love the way you've phrased things! :D

Many of us can do a bit of promotion for the album on the discussion boards we belong to, on blogs/myspace/facebook/whatever, at Amazon. It would be a nice way to repay Mac and Maura for their gift of CDs.

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Thank you, all, for your kind words about my heartfelt words.

Riene, that's a great suggestion. I will go check it out right now, because I may be able to post ahead of the sales/release date.

I am also working on completing something similar for one of the blogs that I maintain for my writing business. It should be up no later than Monday. If you'd like to look for it, the blog address is www.AlphaFEmaleMind.blogspot.com

There really IS a difference between having a lovely voice (which I've been told I have) and knowing HOW to sing (which I don't). Dewey and I saw Maura in Atlanta at Eddie's Attic back in February. We had invited along a young couple from Belgium (here for a trade show that we were attending) and a professional singer who had been trained in classical singing (opera and such). This lady has retired from singing, but teaches singing now. She was spell-bound! She threw out comments like, "what a beautiful delivery" and "when I was singing, that's the kind of phrasing I aspired to...it's not easy". There are ONLY wonderful singers on this CD, who stand alongside our Ms. Maura to help deliver this different but beautiful recording.

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Well....it took me a while to figure out how the reviewing process works on amazon.com, had to set up a profile, and so on, but it's up. I posted a review. http://www.amazon.com/review/RIXNG7NR91 ... _mention_0

I'll post on my blog tomorrow.

Many thanks, again, to our naked songstress for an amazing CD.

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Nicely-done review, Despina!

I've started discussion threads on two messaage boards and posted about the album on my blog.

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