Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Declaration of Independence - History repeats itself once again

Happy Declaration of Independence Day !! 
      Wishing You Freedom, Happiness, Peace & Abundance as yet to come for many, as the American Bill of Rights is literally no longer, and a "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind" no longer exists among our ruling is a reminder of where we were and where we stand now, read excerpts from the original Declaration of Independence below & the then Peoples plan to action, to history repeats itself , to our dismay,once again. 
 Wishing You Everything you ask for,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For taking away our Charters, (BILL of Rights)  abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
         When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Update !

 Lilac Festival Rochester,NY Photo courtesy of Gale McHale

Its been an exciting May so far. A bit schizophrenic in so far as the weather is concerned. I've sent off my protest payment to 407 ETR in the form of multiple checks. I decided postage for pennies would've been too much. 
THank YOU to those of you who responded to my post. Feel free to update us regarding this modern act of highway robbery either here or on my facebook wall in solidarity ! 
           The Lilac festival was a wonderful time. The weather looked threatening so I asked my fans and Facebook friends to do a Sun dance and I visualized the same.  I brought my jacket and winter gloves with the cut off fingers just in case, but envisioned the better scenario.  As the Universe would have it, as I watched the band before us perform their last song, the Sun began to fight its way thru the clouds sporadically teasing us. By the time we started our set it was shining and warming us all throughout the rest of the day.  Dino Kay one of our local DJ's was kind enough to attribute it to me as he announced us, but lets just say it was a group effort :)
Thank You to Jeff Springut & the entire RochesterEvents staff for all your hard work in pulling it together. Also THanks to my new band members Joe Jovanelli & Shawn Rotolo for doing such a great job for their first time out with me! Last but never least, Thank YOU Mother Nature for giving us the beautiful environment in which to share our music.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Route 407 ETR - Modern Day Highway Bandits !

      I'm a U.S. citizen who received a "mystery" bill for $18.50 TWO months after my trip to Hamilton , Canada coming from Upstate NY.  I googled for an explanation of what 407 ETR was.
      Upon reading Wikipedia I was livid, appalled, and furious regarding what I now perceive as a "tourist trap" en route to Hamilton, Canada.
   Like pirates and bandits of old who used to prey (in person) on unsuspecting stagecoaches & boats passing in unfamiliar territory, the private owners of RT 407 are not only ambiguous, but elusive & evasive highway bandits to unsuspecting first time travelers thru that area.
       Even with a new "question mark" added to their already ambiguous signs to somehow avoid confusion, how the hell were we to know what the hell a "transponder " was while driving 35mph and trying to figure out the impressive array of cameras looming forward in the distance like Orwell's Big Brother?
    I'm also noting the distance from the incredibly ambiguous sign to the frame structure , as well as no toll " booth" or slowing down barrier which we Americans would signify as the manned or unmanned (EasyPass) money "receiver."
     The ETR video equipped metal structure to an American, resembles the spying video cameras on our roadways used to catch drivers violating the traffic or other laws, which is what I thought it was when I drove under it and then again when I received this bill yesterday. I thought I'd been observed breaking a law! Then I thought, "What law? I didn't throw a finger at or speed thru the cameras  or break any laws that I'm aware of ?!"
    Then I called the number on the ambiguous bill.  They had no mercy, compassion or recourse for first time tourists caught in this transportation trap!
Does this sign tell you all you need to know 
about the video cameras in the distance to the right?
My suggestion? Get new signs:
Pay the (unexplained, overpriced, egregious!) toll 
or risk your life turning back on a one way ramp! "

WTF is a transponder ?!! 
Where do I buy one in the next 30 seconds while driving, before I hit ...what , where, ..what toll ?
Too late! $18.15 later.......15 cents?

             This is pure corporate for profit only entrapment, very bad for your local tourism.
Put up a toll booth or redo the signs: YOU ARE NOW ENTERING A 407 ETR TOLL VIDEO AREA: Pay the (unexplained, overpriced, egregious!) toll or turn back!
      Wikipedia stated that there is also a law suit pending between the private owners and the province of Ontario ? Does anyone have updated information on this lawsuit ?
       I am choosing to pay this bill because I expect to continue traveling to and from Canada and choose to obey this particular Canadian law no matter how illegal it appears. (They stated on the phone that my fee was doubled because they had to video tape my license plate in order to charge me the toll fee!! I had to pay for a bill to be sent to ME ?!!) I try to avoid problems when I can.
      I love Canada and Canadian people, but not the private for profit thieves that do things like this no matter what country, including my own, and we've done plenty I know. However as I usually do with other forms of scams and injustices, I'll be spreading the word far and wide to warn people of this "trap," and probably embarrassment to the local community & province.
     It's caused me to think twice about returning to that area at all. I wonder how your local merchants feel about that ? I'm sure I'm not the first to feel that way. If anything I may return just to support the local merchants because of it, and I will definitely boycott this roadway.  But I'm hoping the local merchants are using their votes, signatures on petitions & purses to protest this privatization of a public roadway, like on this petition :

407 ETR in Canada

Upstate NY

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Progress ?!

                                                                  My Coffee Table - Photo by Deborah

“They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, 

but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” 
― Dr. Seuss

Is it really Wednesday, tomorrow Thursday? WHat happened to Monday & Tuesday, or last week for that matter?  Because of my whirlwind activities I now sit here with a whopper of a cold, one of those "my face hurts" kinda head colds. I'm drinking hot veggie organic boullion to soothe the swollen glands. Had enough of honey, tea & lemon today.
     Everything considered I've handled myself well. Managing, schedules, meals, calendars , crisis. Getting better & better everyday in every way. In the middle of it all I'm trying to remember to have some fun, sometimes very difficult when good friends are not doing so well.
   I took my daughter to see "Wicked" last night. We enjoyed it very much. Wonderful costumes, set designs, acting & singing. Green will be in this year again to be sure.  My only criticism really ( and thats amazing for me to have only one!) was the musical arrangements.
     WHen did the musical genre get so generic? Since when were we able to walk away from a show not remembering one stand out memorable song, but only the visual effects?  No "Old Man RIver", no "Summertime," or "Over the Rainbow?"
Almost every song sounded the same.  A bit of a let down. Something that if more attention was paid to it , would've pushed the show over the edge and into my memory forever.
   So if you happen to be in the business of writing for musicals, please , in future, go the extra mile, the extra note or phrase, and start reversing this homogenized trend. Lets bring back wonderful melodies, smart catchy phrases, & memorable hooks with emotional inspiration.


Thursday, April 04, 2013

Support smart snacks in school!

Take Action ! Time to catch up with other countries and give our kids healthier choices in school.

Support smart snacks in school!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Is A Box With 3 sides Still A Box?

There's so much going on I hardly know where to begin !
Of course that brings to mind, getting organized on a mental & physical level. Many of us creative types have a hard time with that.  We don't like being in "boxes" of any kind.
       Enlightenment!  So I am trying to be more disciplined & focused with MY career choices & this, I realized, will in turn give me more abundance & thus freedom.  I can play in a box, but not a closed one.
        SOooo, I'm starting with my morning rituals/ tasks whatever name you give them that appeals to your emotional sensibility.  These are things I find that I must do to feel better, to get my day started in a healthy positive way in order to have the strength to be disciplined.  Starting to see the breadcrumbs on the trail ?  Good health =  thinking clearly = feeling better =  career tasks = abundance.  I know sounds simple but how are you doing in this area? Are you living  a healthy joyful life? If so please share!
       I find that we're being bombarded every moment of every day with intentional distractions designed to keep us from achieving good health, our dreams & passions. In America we're encouraged to eat more, work harder, get depressed,  get sick, take drugs, & die. This is NOT ok with most Americans. We are fighting back.
        I now write my goals down on a list in a notebook with columns for "immediate" "near future" "future", put appointments on my iCal with a "sound" alarm to remind me, add my desires on to home made meditation cassette tapes or cd's, and listen to them often at home & in the car, my blackberry alarm & calendar AND I still employ good ole fashioned paper notes left on the table as a constant reminder of my immediate TO DO's. Now mind you, doing all these things also reinforces in my memory the need to get them done. Yes, I said "need."  I am fortunate to be responsible for much more than myself this lifetime. I've realized & accepted that I'm a leader & if I want to accomplish my goals I have to get over it and get 'er done. All of it.
So whats going on you ask ? :)
      Good health, better than ever before for everyone in my family & some of my outer circles!  There are some who are having challenges. I help when I can.
        Gigs are amping up. Some really wonderful ones. We're now going for gig quality, not quantity anymore ! Keep posted here
      I'm writing some cool new stuff. I'm getting more organized with the whole business aspect. I have a wonderful crew of people & new fans around me for awesome support. Networking and making new friends & fans across the planet all the time, thanks to technology.  Getting more airplay on new radio stations across the globe.  Learning how to market better & better , every day in every way. Learning to nap and or meditate again in the afternoons like my ancestors & family in Europe.

Gotta move on to my next task! Have anything to share about how you , manage your time? Let us know so we can learn from each other.  My box has only 3 sides, but its still a box if I need it to be to help me move forward. Remember snow sledding on or in a box ?! :)  Thats the kind of box for me!

:Deborah ❤

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


EMAIL BLAST on NOW!! Until 6pm, ticket requests emailed to will get their tickets for The Deborah Magone Band , Ginger St James, Sean La Sage, & Ms. Dynamite & The Explosion !  
ONLY $35 ! Also a chance to win up to 2 complimentary tickets and a SWAG BAG for May 25, 2013 at GAllery 205 in Hamilton , Ontario, Canada. Email now !!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Great Advice for Songwriters!

Great advice songwriters! This actually happened to me.
"Have Your Splits Ready- While not always necessary, it’s really important to have your backing tracks bounced out and ready to roll. Sometimes agency will want just the instrumental because there’s a lot of VO (Voice Over) on the spot, and sometimes they may want to have just the chorus come in at a certain timing."

Friday, March 08, 2013

March 2013 Update ! Hey Ya'll......

Remember while I'm writing the next cd right now, my second printing of Alternate Realities cd will be out soon. It will be one song less, & minus the lyrics sheet, however it'll be more green packaging & more convenient to carry:) & still as ROCKIN' as always. I have about 10 more left of the 1st edition, THANKs to YOU ALL for Your purchases & Support! We miss YOU all & we'll be back on the raucus road of sounds again soon! ❤ 
GET your 1st edition cd here while they last.....only 10 left & after those 1st editions are gone they will no longer be available in that packaging or song line up again.

:Deborah & The BAND !

Thursday, February 14, 2013

❤ Valentines Day songs from Me to YOU !! ❤

❤ Happy Valentines Day!! ❤

           Heart quilt & photo by DMagone ©2005

DEEP IN YOUR HEART " by Deborah Magone:
(written by Deborah & Bob Russell)

❤ Happy Valentines Day!! ❤

Purchase "DEEP IN YOUR HEART" here:


❤On Valentines Day ❤ 
To anyone is missing a loved one today listen here:.........


 "FOREVER" can also be purchased at

Monday, February 04, 2013

Happy New Year !

Kung hei fat choi !  
Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu ! Happy New Year Everyone! 
     2013 -  Its absolutely a transition year like no other on this planet.  Never before has there been such a quickening.  Never before in my memory has good & bad run so parallel with such speed.    One moment something wonderful, a lifetime dream is fulfilled. In the next moment with barely a literal minute to digest the "good news" something terrible happens, a mass killing or 3 relatives or friends passing in one month or week! This has been happening to me for a few years now but each year its seems to happen with more frequency & speed.  I know its also happening this way for many of you. You've told me so & there are endless news stories.  
      What does it all mean? Does it have to do with the vibration of energy speeding up, planet axis shift , a divine plan or choices that we're all making? The intensity of the forces both positive & negative in tandem with the growing population of human beings & greedy corporate crooks global pillaging like never before ?
      Many, before they become ill, or pass, are saying that they're just "tired" and don't wish to be around anymore. Some i.e. seniors are noticeably overwhelmed by the turn of events, never imagining their pensions & healthcare would be stolen away by a government they volunteered to suffer & fight for & fall into depression. Alzheimers is rampant. The great withdrawal from reality & forgetting of all things good & bad.
     My thoughts have been very focused on "manifesting"  the past few years. We're inherently creative beings/spirits inside a carbon vessel, here in this dimension.
This past year, I no sooner think of it / wish it then it happens. Clairvoyance or manifesting? Why not the lottery? The universe provides what you need, not always what you want.  
        The Spirit of Your Creator (if you believe there is one:) is within You ! We channel the creative spirit / energy & our thoughts become our reality. Have fun positively creating , with feeling, and have a New Year filled with inner Peace, Happiness & Abundance from within (because thats where it begins) that will surely manifest outward. The world is counting on You & it's time to go global. 

Peace, Love, & Joyful Abundance this New Year ,

It's About the Song

It's about the jam , it's about the group, 
it's about the feeling, the melody, the song. 
It's not about how many riffs you can fit in to a nano second. 
Save that for your bedroom practice.

:Deborah ❤