By Ray Yates

July 6 -- Critique session. Bring your song on cassette tape and lyric sheets. There seems to be an increase in turnout for these sessions, so try to bring 15 or more copies of the lyrics if you can.

Open to current members.

July 20 -- Contest news and Critique session. Songs selected by the bands for the November showcase may be announced if the list can be finalized by that date. The August songwriting contest will be discussed.


By Ray Yates

New members since our last newsletter areTom Florian, Tony Cestaro andConnie Lindsey.

Tom Florian, from Louisville, plays guitar and has written quite a few songs. Tom also hosts a his own TV show featuring Louisville bands on the cable access channel. You can catch the show calledTunes for our Times on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m..

Tony Cestaro is also from Louisville. Tony plays guitar and writes lyrics. Several of his lyrics have won awards in poetry competitions.

Connie Lindsey is from Calhoun, Kentucky and has already sent in tapes for the August contest. Connie is currently organizing the First Annual Western Kentucky Songfest, which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 3. Anyone interested can contact her at 502-785-4628.

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And 10 and 11 and... Wow! There was an impressive list of songs critiqued last month. Over 21 songs, by 14 writers were listened to and commented on. If this is an indication of the effort and talent going into songs for the August contest, then this year should be better than ever.

Songs were submitted byRay Burden, Earl Meyers, Tim Lynch, Ray Yates, Mike Boehnlein, Bill Rowland, JoAnn Hatcher, Mike Layman, Tom Florian, Andrew Roberts, Mike Tilford,Patrick Fitzgerald, Glenda McCoy, and new memberJoe Forgacs.

If you had a song up for critique and we ran out of time, please be sure to tell me at the next critique session and I will make sure your song gets played. All new members should remember that critiques are meant to help improve your songwriting. Don't take comments too personally. If I took the critique of my last song personally, I'd just go ahead and shoot myself.

Any one interested in joining the LASC or wanting more information can call me at 502-969-1326, and I will be glad to answer any questions and forward a membership application. Please include the attached biographical information with your application. It helps us to know something about our new members. The welcome column is great place to let yourself be known.


Members renewing their memberships last month areSammy Reid, Rusty Bladen, Jane Green, Lorraine Klein, Bruce Rinehart, Marshall Shelor andRay Burden. Thank you for your continued support.