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Mel Muzic is going to legendary Sun Studio in Memphis to record. Director/ Filmmaker Kevin Otterness to film the whole adventure.

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I had a vision............ a little more than 5 years ago, as I stood in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, I saw MeL Muzic (my original music project) recording our most popular song, "Dirty Old Car" a dirty sorta, rock and roll kinda, blues-ish, garage rock song. I wrote this song while in my first band at 18 years old. It tells the story of my first car. A 1975 rusted out piece of crap Chevy Monti Carlo (Although I changed the year of the car to make the words in the song work out). It has remained a standard in my original live music sets ever since. But,I have never had a definitive recorded version of the song, and feel as though this is the perfect way capture it's essence.

  In the fall of 2010 I was fortunate to be included in the filming of "Life Without Love", a music video for musician Dave Sills. I later had a meeting with Director/ Filmmaker Kevin Otterness, Director of "Life Without Love"' to discuss filming the entire adventure to Memphis to record this song. He was enthusiastic about the idea and so we started to discuss ways to get this done. Before we could even put together a budget, I had to explain to Kevin that the truth is MeL Muzic has yet to post a profit for any fiscal year. Additionally, I am the father of 6 children and an electrician in the construction industry which has been far from stable in the last several years, so there is no discretionary income in my household. We agreed this could be a great film and wanted to try to raise the funds needed to accomplish it. That brings you up to speed.

I would like to say that I feel as though I have a great band, and many great songs. That may sound boastful, I'm sorry, but I believe it. There are so many great songwriters and musicians that never get the time of day from anyone, this is a shame, but it's reality. We are just trying to get music fans to take notice maybe spend a few of there hard earned dollars to help us. If you have ever felt as though you were put on this earth to do something, but couldn't get past the first few steps, Or, if you have been given a chance to chase your dream by another person extending a helping hand, maybe you can understand. Any and all help is welcome.   

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