The YouChoose Music Blog

Paul DiGiorgio - The Key-Man

Paul DiGiorgio has been playing piano and keyboards for more than 20 years.  That means, he may have been playing for 21 or 51 or 1001 years.  We just don't know the answer.  Meanwhile, he has been writing music for most of his musical career (more than 20 years, as stated inconclusively above) and has written soundtracks for two short films.  Playing with your YouChoose Band is his first time playing in any band, and he feels it has been a wonderful experience.  "It has been a wonderful experience," he said one sunny day, thinking about you!

A Letter From CUMAC

CUMAC is able to provide nutritious food, and meet the growing needs of our community with dignity,solely thanks to the generous support of donors like you.

YouChoose Music Helps Raise Almost $3,000 For CUMAC

On Saturday, October 25th, YouChoose Music produced the first-ever CUMAC Presents: Motown's Battle of the Bells.  Four bell choirs battled to the death (not really) using only their handbells and the great Motown music catalog.  The winner bell choir was determined based upon scores (scale of 1 to 10) covering costumes, quality of performance, and overall performance (nobody wore overalls).  The bell choir from Butler, New Jersey won.

Your CUMAC Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night Photo Album

Tree Tavern Pizza - Reason #97 Why It's The Best

Big hugs and wet cheek-kisses to Mike Ryan, owner of Tree Tavern Pizza.  Once again, Mike has jumped on board to support YouChoose Music and CUMAC (pronounced Koo-Mack) in the fight against hunger in New Jersey.  Tree Tavern is putting a special challenge out there:  Every time you buy 3 Tree Tavern Pizzas, $5 will go to CUMAC.  

Just save your receipts and show them to YouChoose Music Chief Organizer Guy Dave Philp at any of the upcoming events or email him: Dave@YouChooseMusic.FM.

Sound good to you?

"I Wish I Had Her Back" by Philp, Hubert & DeMaio

Here's the first-ever release on the YouChoose Music label, a ditty about love gone bad. Click on the title of the post (above in blue) to be taken to a lovely song you're bound to love.

Texas Smoke BBQ - Ready To Rock Your Summer

Your YouChoose Music Chief Organizer guy, Dave Philp, recently attended the Rock, Ribs & Ridges Music Festival in Sussex, NJ.  Besides checking out some great bands like Grand Funk and Leslie West, your COG and his fab family also got to suck down some always awesome ribs from Texas Smoke BBQ.  

Don't Forget CUMAC: Songs About Hunger

Before the high of CUMAC Beatles Night completely fades away, don't forget that CUMAC (pronounced Koo-Mack) will remain all year long.  In honor of CUMAC, here's a Spotify playlist filled with songs that can apply to their cause.  What's missing?


CUMAC Beatles Night: The Results

Rather than write a whole big thang, I thought it'd be nice to share with you what I wrote to your YouChoose Band.  Maybe you'll learn something from our experiences over the past 3 years putting on charity shows.  Lots of ups and downs, but CUMAC Beatles Night was our most significant "up" (since our very first show).  Let us know your thoughts.

CUMAC Beatles Night: The Results

CUMAC Beatles Night - Are You Ready?

CUMAC Beatles Night is shaping up to be YouChoose Music's best concert ever.  We've never pre-sold as many tickets as we have before an event (we hope the walk-up is as good as usual).

How Did Michael Jackson Buy The Beatles Publishing Catalog?

In an article with back in February, publishing lawyer John Branca explained how his client, Michael Jackson, came to purchase the Beatles publishing catalog.  It's actually not as nasty as past stories have suggested (mainly that Michael went behind Paul McCartney's back).  At least, that's the way Branca explains it.  The details are below: