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Swallow Your Fears taps worldwide exposure on NBC

Posted in State of Man News, State of Man Videos with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by stateofman

State of Man’s single “Swallow Your Fears” snagged worldwide exposure in February 2010 when it was chosen for a  US Winter Olympic figure skating promotion on NBC.  US skater Evan Lysacek was then competing to grab a  spot on the US olympic team and now heralds as the holder of the gold medal for the U.S.A Mens figure skating. The exciting 30 second spot featured Evan and U.S.A. skating duo Belbin & Agosto who were fan favorites throughout the winter games.  Grab your copy of “Swallow Your Fears” on via your favorite digital retailer and/ or through itunes . The music video for Swallow Your Fears can also be found on youtube.com/stateofmantv.

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The Healing power of a Rock Band’s Music

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , on March 20, 2010 by johnhstringer
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We’ve been tucked away and preparing for on onslaught of goodness for you, but we won’t pull the rabbit out the hat just yet.  Stay tuned b/c it will be worth it.

Right now, we wanted to share another one of our favorite fan feedback stories that emphasizes the healing power of music:

It’s Jen Wilson from Eastern! I had to share with you that I was introduced to your band from a client of mine. I work in the mental health field and do in home family therapy… my “connection” to this kid was our taste in music. I pretty much LOVE all genre’s. He shared with me awhile back some music he got off iTunes – and then this facebook craze occurred and I noticed your page, hence the band etc. What a small world!

So now I have been using State of Man’s lyrics in my Music and Movement group that I facilitate. I am the Director of an adult partial care program and we run therapeutic groups for adults that are mentally ill and have issues with substance abuse.

I just felt compelled to share that State of Man has fans in all “walks of life”. Keep doing what your doin’ – – -it’s phenomenal :)

Be well,
Jen

Pretty cool, huh?  If you’d like to share why you appreciate State of Man’s music, we’d love to hear form you.  Just go here and thanks in advance for your continued support!

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“You want Answer’s? You can’t Handle the Deuce”… Back to Cuba

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by stateofman

Jack Nicholson - A few Good Men

Jack Nicholson - A few Good Men

“You want Answer’s? You can’t Handle the deuce” – Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men

OK…. that wasn’t exactly Jack Nicholson’s line, but since we’re headed back to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to headline an awesome New Year’s Eve bash for the troops, he told us you needed to hear it just like that!

Why, you ask? Because he told us take “The Deuce” as guest drums to stand on the wall with us!

He went on to say “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want State of Man on that wall.  You need State of Man on that wall!

We use words like “the deuce”, “drums”, “them. We use these words to describe Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Speed X) and Chris Presta (Soulphood),  who each rocked the State of Man drummer auditions like no one else!  The band has each the time and the inclination to bring them both drummers to The Rock – to rock –  while you rise and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that the troops they entertain provide!”

‘They are taking two drummers’ you ask? You’re G@% D@%N right they are!”

Down Colonel, down!

We’ve got some other guest musicians as well, so we’ll make sure to get on the list (click here) for a sneak peek.  That’s an order!

State of Man’s Service2Humanity Tour joins Senior Citizen Services HOMES program of Atlanta on Aug. 1, 2009

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2009 by stateofman

Join State of Man’s Service2Humanity Tour on Aug. 1, 2009 from 9AM – 1PM to assist the HOMES program of Senior Citizen Services in Atlanta, helping a deserving senior couple with home beautification.

Only 25 spaces available, so sign up here today!

Join State of Man and Service2Humanity Tour at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by johnhstringer
Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

State of Man will join the Greater Chicago Food Depository on July 24, 2009 to assist with sorting food from 9AM – 12PM and  perform live at 101.9 WTMX’s “Taste of Lincoln Ave” Festival on July 25, 4PM on the Rightwood Main Stage, as part of the band’s Service2Humanity Tour stop in Chicago.  Only 6 more volunteers can join band members for the service project, so feel free to arrive on site early following the Greater Chicago Food Depository provided information below.

SERVICE2HUMANITY CHICAGO PROJECT INFO

When: Friday, July 24, 2009 from 9am – 12pm

Where: 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago IL 60632

Who We Are

As Cook County’s food bank, the Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes more than 55 million pounds of food each year.  A large portion of this food must be inspected or sorted and then packaged before it can be safely distributed through a network of over 600 member agencies (food pantries, kitchens, shelters, etc).  Volunteers complete much of this work.  Frequent projects involve re-packaging bulk cereal or pasta, sorting bread or canned food donations, or gleaning produce.

Requirements

Dress: Volunteers must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

You will not be permitted to work in the warehouse if you are wearing sandals or shorts/skirt.

Age: Our minimum age for volunteers is 13 years old.  For volunteers under the age of 16, we require a 1:4 supervision ratio (one adult for every four 13-15 year olds).

What To Expect

Orientation: Before working, we provide a brief orientation for all new volunteers.  We will talk about how the Food Depository functions, who we serve, and answer any questions you may have about our operation.

Work Session: You will spend the majority of the session repacking food in the warehouse.  Groups may be given a short break halfway through a three hour session. Volunteers must be able to stand for up to 90 minutes while doing some light lifting and bending.

What To Bring?

We ask that each volunteer bring an item of canned or non-perishable food to donate. A list of most needed food items is available upon request.

We encourage volunteers not to bring personal belongings to the facility; however, a limited number of lockers are available if needed.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Services at (773)-247-3663.

Directions to the

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Driving:

From the North or East

Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-94) south/east, OR Lake Shore Drive south.  Exit onto the southbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and take it to the Pulaski exit.  Turn left (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

From the West or South

Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) north and exit at Pulaski.  Turn right (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

Public Transportation:

From the Loop

Take the Orange Line south (toward Midway Airport) and exit at Pulaski.  Catch the Pulaski bus (#53A) going north.  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

From the West Side

Take the Pulaski bus (#53A).  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

Attention Volunteer Groups:

Please use the Volunteer Entrance near the west gate.

Buses are not permitted to enter the parking lot.

Please park buses on Keeler and walk into parking lot to Volunteer Entrance.  All other vehicles may park in lot.

MAP TO GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY

4100 WEST ANN LURIE PLACE

CHICAGO, IL 60632

773-247-3663

Thank you for volunteering – we look forward to working with you!

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New Album “In This Place” Available in Select Stores Nationally- Today!

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by stateofman

After almost  8 and a half years we have reached the day when our album, In This Place, hits select stores nationally! For those of you who have shared this incredible journey with us we are grateful and happy to share this joyous day! This is a milestone in our career that we are happy and excited to share with all our fans, friends and family. Please take a minute to check out the music and the store of your choosing below to pick a copy for yourself or a friend! Your support is greatly appreciated on this momentous occasion..:)

In This Place Hits Select Stores Nationally- Today

In This Place Hits Select Stores Nationally- Today

Barnes and Noble (physical)

Best Buy (physical)

Borders (mp3 only)

iTunes (mp3 only)

Walmart (mp3 only)

Amazon (physical & Digital)

Silver platter (physical)

Spun.com (physical)

Independent Records and Video (physical)

The Disc Exchange (physical)

PS~ this list is does not represent all the stores that are carrying the disc so please feel free to call any independent record store in your town to see if they are carrying the album.

S.O.M Selected to be Featured in Microsoft Music Marketing Campaign

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by stateofman

State of Man’s track “The First Time” is currently being featured in a Microsoft sponsored music marketing campaign. Thanks to Microsoft you can download this song for FREE for a limited time. So check it out and get your download on! (click banner below or link here: FREE DOWNLOAD)

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PS~ dont forget to get your copy of the new record, “In This Place” now

GET NOW:  iTunes