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This blog is about Richmonds bands, venues, and general music and arts scene. Please feel free to leave us comments. This is a part of MusicRVA and its sister sites Sojournstar Music .

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Friday, December 28, 2007

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I joined a great fun site that allows you to play games and win money!
There is absolutely NO money to spend, only win. All free, all fun!

Altho this site has been around a little while, and I joined 6 months or more ago,
it was not till this week I was actually able to play those games. My old pc just would not cut it, and was so bulky and so much was blocked out that I don't know how I even did anything on the internet.

All that has changed, and I am happy to say I recieved an awesome new XP loaded pc for Xmas, and I am thrilled. Not only has my work become easier, especially in the music field, but I can now see videos on YouTube, play games online and more.

Anyhow, you really should join the site, here is a link to get an invite, as it is by invite only.

Join and we can play a match or 2 together. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007


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Saturday, December 1, 2007

I am Missing in Action!!

Hi folks, just a quick note to let you all know that my PC finally took a major dump and I have been offline since Nov 27 when I booted up and had no connection or browser. I suspect it may have been the trojan I warned some of you all about.

I am now on my inlaws laptop, but really can only stop by long enough to tell you all that I am unable to work on the website during this time, and will start again as soon as I have a working PC. My inlaw is here working on my PC now, but we are having trouble getting anything to work. Dont know how long I will be offline, this SUCKS!!!

Take care my friends, and hopefully will be back soon.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

An Update on the New MusicRVA Website

Things are progressing along on the new site, altho not nearly as quickly as I had hoped. It sometimes does get overwhelming trying to do so many different things at once, and then compounding that with health issues as well, I am just lucky I am not at a standstill LOL.

It is because I find myself behind the schedule I had originally planned, I decided to go ahead and make the new website live, even before all the pages where set up. I know, I know, that isn't very professional. My reasoning is that I will not be sending it to any search engines until the end of the year, and by that time there will be much done. I am also hoping and counting on my fellow Richmonders to help get things moving by sending in thier linking info to me at the MusicRVA MySpace Page for bands, venues and area resources.

I am also looking for readers and viewers who are willing to submit articles, reviews, and other snippets about the RVA scene. I will eventually have a very easy way to submit copy, but again, for now, I am doing everything thru MySpace. If you are a band and do not have a MySpace page, now is the time to get one. Then come on over and request a friend add.

You can also help by bookmarkiing the new site
MusicRVA, visiting it often and making use of some of the functions already in place like the Richmond Music Search Engine, and the Shout Box. You, the community is what will make the search engine viable and relevant, your use of it and your interactions there by submitting your own sites to the engine, and helping to vote up or down, the results that show up.

The MRVA Shout Box is simple to use, and you can leave a short promo there for your band, upcoming CD or show, and website info for all who visit the page to see. Be sure to leave any suggestions you might have for the site there also.

I have been very bad lately about keeping the blogs and other communication updated, and I truly appologise for that. Some of you know I am not a well person anymore, and those who don't, do now LOL! So any help from the peanut gallery is welcome HA HA!! This is your Richmond Music site, help make it be what the area has been sorely lacking and needing for so long. It is my gift to RVA, since life keeps me homebound more than not these days, I create this with love!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Richmond Virginia Music MySpace Group

If you are from the Richmond Virginia area, and are related to the music scene, please join our new group and post disscussions.

If you are already part of MusicRVA network, then please go over and join, as this is one of the areas I will be discussing and updating info about the new site and tools.

Hope to see you all there.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MusicRVA Search Engine

The MusicRVA Swicki is a simple search tool for the Richmond Virginia area, geared to finding bands, venues, and any other music related sites or resources in the Richmond area.

Membership is free, and members are encouraged to help make this Swicki the best search tool for finding entertainment in Richmond.

Members can add thier own submissions, vote results up or down, and get more exposure for thier Richmond bands and venues, as well as find interesting things in this area.

Please use the link on this post to visit and add your sites.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Been A Long Time Coming.........

I have been in the process of, or in comtemplation of, completely remodeling all my sites for the last several years. This has been put off, and put off, due to health reasons, for the last several years as well.

Well the time has finally come, and I can no longer let my health stop me from doing what needs be done. Starting with MusicRVA, which is actually the original Alley Katz site, I will begin devoting a few hours a day to just this site.

I am already on a host, so I can get all those pages on free servers over to the main one eventually, altho the free sites will stay where they are for ranking and traffic reasons, but the new domain name will be posted on the site, as well as the servers will hopefully redirect everything to the actual domain, if I know what I am doing LOL!

With that said, there will be some surprises for my fellow Richmonders, as I have also been working on some communications tools, that will connect Richmond bands, venues, and other music related sources together. I am hoping at the very least, that this will be my Christmas present to the Richmond music community.

With sincere love for all the bands and venues I have worked with here in Richmond over the years, I very much regret that my physical presence in the music scene here has been thwarted by illness, and I know many of you have wondered if I still even reside in the area as I have been for the most part invisable, but I have been here all along, helping when I can, and still work with a few bands individually over the internet in a couple places like here and Los Angeles. As a matter of fact, Krell is still alive and well and living in LA, with much success.

So, I have been behind the scenes, even if you don't see me LOL. My PC has become my life, instead of the inside of a club. When I worked in management at venues such as the Floodzone, I literally spent from 12PM everyday, to around 3 or 4AM in them, I practically lived there, and pretty much any other venue I had any authorization over. My venue was my House, as they say in the club arena, and I miss it with all my heart, and music has always been the biggest part of my life, and will always be.

So on that note, let me go get some work done.