Jamming @ a Bonnie Raitt Tribute March 31, 2018

Had a GREAT time, a great house band hosted by Lauren Faggiano, great crowd at the Loving Cup , Rochester,NY !



” ALL in ALL ” on 106.3FM Rochester,NY


TOMORROW Friday at 2pm on my radio show ” ALL in ALL ” on 106.3FM in Rochester,NY and globally online at rochesterfreeradio.com

Tis the Season ! Is it about ” giving “, or ” buying ” for You?!
For my Dad, it was usually about Giving.
I’ll be talking about some ways to give that You may not have thought of.
A few holiday traditions from across the sea that took hold in America.
Some things you can tell your kids about the Origins of Santa Claus that will make you feel better, and why we hang stockings!
Also, Kudos to people doing great things in the news.

Featured Music:
Rabbit Hole – DMagone
Button Up Your Overcoat – Jack Hailey & Zelma O’Neal
Jingle Bells- Dmagone (Public Domain)
Deck the Halls – Kate Smith

Give the gift of FREE speech and FREE airwaves this holiday season !! Become a Patron of Rochester Free Radio ! Go to Rochesterfreeradio.comand click on the DONATE button, then the PATREON link.

Recovering Garage Band Files !

Thanks to this wonderful post for helping me find my Garage Band files when mine disappeared !


Do You Use a Webcam cover?

A few years back I decided to take a few college classes and one of them was web design and writing html. During the creation of my first site I had to go thru a security page and ok certain things in order to proceed with uploading etc.

Part of what I read in the security “permissions” alluded to 3rd parties using my computer camera! MY camera?!!  I was shocked. I’d never read or heard such a thing, only wondered ” If”.  The next day I asked my professor about this, as well as numerous young techies in the class and elsewhere. No one, not even the professor at this extremely high tech college seemed to know anything! Thats when I started covering my webcam with anything I could find, tape and paper, a dishtowel , sticky notes,and telling everyone I knew.

A few years after my discovery, someone in Germany finally broke the news nationally, that our computer web cams were hackable, and being used to spy on us! It’s called “ratting” . All the time we’d been looking at the screen, someone has been looking back at us. Creepy….

Well, I just realized that the whole time I’ve been using a piece of heart shaped, post it sticky notes, from a heart shaped hole puncher,  web cam covers have been on the market! Where have I been? My husband brought this home from a convention in Vegas last week . A Lacie web cam sliding cover. So I thought I’d share. Its pretty cool. A sliding cover, opens and closes as needed, vs “peeling off” my sticky note when I needed to Skype.



Lacie computer camera block

You can find more here. http://www.amazon.com/Webcam-Cover-Laptops-Pad-Devices/dp/B004Z0XSY6

They’re not as cute as my heart shaped yellow sticky notes , but I’m sure more colorful fancy covers will be on the market soon, if not already. 🙂 Whatever your pleasure, turn off your computer ,or cover your webcam (and your phone!)when you’re not using it , or someone else will, ….use it , that is !







Updates and All That !

Spring is finally here in Upstate NY. The warm temps will be returning starting tomorrow. So many new beginnings I’ll just jump right in.

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here for various personal reasons. Reasons that have now come to an end. Almost like reading a good action adventure book, movie, or drama, during which, you  never realized the time passing, until you arrive at the last scene or page, and you long for a sequel.  It’s been a good 23 years, since I’ve been without someone to be responsible for besides myself. My life has been very full so far, with more yet to come of course.

My kids are now grown and leaving the nest. We homeschooled for 12 years and are very tight, so this is drama for me. My Dad passed last month. He lived with us and I cared for him 24/7 , for 10yrs. We were very close.




Dad-military photo copy


During all this, for all those years, I also ran 2 small businesses and smaller ones on the side. I ran a karate dojo in Santa Monica, California, a music business, gave readings, and made jewelry. I’ve taught literally thousands of people, men, womyn, and children, karate and music over the decades in Los Angeles and Upstate NY . The last 10 yrs were especially hectic & dramatic . But now they feel like just a blip on the Universal radar, a great read and I’m in search of the sequel.

Life has been described as a “circle”. Somehow I never felt a soft gliding curve. To me it’s felt more like a square, or rhombus at best. Every 10 yrs theres a major shift that feels like a right angle at worst, dramatic, quick unexpected turn, or a 45 degree angle , not so dramatic, at best. Life moves forward, and I guess, sometimes that “circle” becomes more evident when we turn back to find things or parts of ourselves that we’ve lost or forgotten. And so I’ve returned to teaching more full time again.  I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed helping others to bring out their own special strengths and gifts.  It seemed to be a natural progression, I began at the same time , or even before this most recent major shift occurred , as if knowing it was coming. It made this transition a gentler one to be sure. I still continue performing, creating, even writing book, …but a major part of this transition is that I’m now choosing gigs, and projects that truly bring me joy!

“You move forward because you have to. Life doesn’t stand still. It makes you move on until you want to move on, you know? It’ll run you over if you don’t move.” 
― Darian WilkReinventing Claire

Music is important to human survival. SO teaching it is vital. My gratitude to all of you who teach anything, and to those of you who have the courage to learn ! SO, I got this here recognition award for teaching as of late and felt I had to share. The Universe seems to let you know when things are in alignment, or “vibrating at the right frequency” (current hip self-help phrase). 🙂

Thumbtack Best of 2016


What makes each day good or bad is not just our thoughts but, the steps we take which is influenced by our thoughts to obtain what is good or bad. Think of a new day; think of a distinctive footprint” 
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

There’s also a new SONG and PRESS RELEASE  :


LISTEN to ” You Got Me Wonderin’ “at  www.deborahmagone.com


….and a Friend treated me to a Diana Ross concert this past week!


photo by DMagone ©2016 all rights reserved

Diana in her 70’s now, moving forward with grace, courage, and dignity!

“This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times — or you will be useless.” 
― Mitch AlbomThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Today is the first day of the rest of my life ! I will continue with passion and purpose.


Health, Wealth, and Happiness,

Deborah ❤

P.S.. Be on the lookout for my new radio show in May on Rochester Free Radio! Untried, untested, and never before even attempted…. Oh my!

All text, & photos on this blog, unless otherwise credited, are property of DMagone © 2016




“I Ain’t Gonna Work On Google’s Farm No More” | Creators are Forced Labor* On The Ad-Funded Piracy Fields Of The Advertnet

The Trichordist

Advertising is killing internet. Soon most online advertising will be forced pre-rolls of TV commercials. You finally have a DVR to skip commercials, and soon there will be no way to avoid them. Do you really think this is what what the internet’s founding founders had envisioned? One great big inescapable advertising machine? No, we didn’t think so either.

Creators are now forced labor* on the digital fields of the AdvertNet, where the Borg like overlords of internet advertising have forced us into being unwilling participants on their digital plantations against our will. We have no defense against the advertising funded, illegal exploitation of our labor.

Now we want to be clear, we’re not opposed to advertising in general, the advertising industry overall or the many highly talented creatives who work in advertising. We all love those Superbowl ads, right? And let’s not forget that many a band in recent…

View original post 635 more words

Guest Post: @JanitaArtist’s #IRespectMusic Interview for Forbes That Forbes Refused to Publish

MUSICIANS AND FANS Please SIGN ! http://irespectmusic.org
” We live in the only democratic country in the world, in fact, where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay. For example, when you hear someone say “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” you probably think of Aretha Franklin, right? Well she––just like every other music artist––has never been paid one penny for that song being played on the radio in the U.S., ever. It really is shocking. What’s more, the short list of countries that share the United States’ policy on this issue includes Iran, North Korea, and Rwanda. Also shocking, and definitely a list we don’t want to be on. ” – Janita

Music Technology Policy


[Editor Charlie sez: Hot on the heels of the Steven Johnson debacle in the New York Times, we find out that our friend Janita was approached by Forbes to do an interview about the #irespectmusic campaign–an offer that was quickly withdrawn once Forbes found out what she had to say.  So naturally…here it is.]

Guest Post by Janita

I have great respect for journalists, and I respect Forbes magazine. As a newly-minted American citizen myself, I’ve gained a deep love and understanding for the inherent––in fact unique––importance reporters have in U.S. society. So, I was excited and honored when told I’d been “confirmed to be the subject of a major Q&A with Forbes.com,” specifically about my involvement in the #IRespectMusic campaign.

I was sent five thought provoking questions from the writer at Forbes, and I answered them as authentically and truthfully as I could. I sent the completed written interview back.

View original post 1,365 more words

%d bloggers like this: