Congratulations FRANK BUSCH! Good luck in Nebraska - we know you don't need it!
Last night at The Annex, Mark Croft, Jason Horowitz, & Frank Busch performed for the last time. The crowd that they drew was cheering throughout every artist's performance. And the performances had everyone's feet moving!
We'd like to thank all of our Project M Season 3 contestants for participating. Without all of your talent, we wouldn't have had such an engaging season. Thanks again to all who participated - we wish you all the best of luck during your future endeavors!
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Songwriter vs. Performer
The comment below reminds me exactly of season 1 as well.
much like last year i think its gonna come down to jason and mark. and much like last year its going to be a performer vs a songwriter (keefe vs jimmy). if the competition is SOLELY A SONGWRITING competition than its jasons...but if performance is judged higher than it should be mark's to win. (with apologies to the annas (d and laube)"
Positively incredible. Like a more mellow Billy Joel. I'm such a fan. Of course everyone is talented, but he just takes the talent cake! I'm impressed. More Jason next week, please!
I was happy to see that Jason and Anna's song won last week's challenge. I am smitten by it. This week I was really blown away with Jason's song again. This guy knows how to write songs!!!
Hear that explosion?
That was Mark blowing everyone out of the water this week!
Love Mark Croft
Your lyrics are great and your music is so fun to listen to! Can't wait to hear what's next!!!!!
Mark & Jason
Your songs this week are EXCELLENT. Mark, you were channeling Willy Porter, and Jason, you were channeling Springsteen. Nicely done!
Anna's song for this week sounded good, but it seemed pretty obvious that she didn't write it for this challenge. Sex tapes in the floorboards? Life is better without me? These don't seem like metaphors for the recent political events in Wisconsin. I couldn't help but notice that this was the first time she didn't use a lyric sheet. Anna sang the song beautifully, but I'm guessing it's been in her repertoire for a long time...
Frank's song was "ok"...but Anna's song was just weird. Is it just me? I didn't like Frank's song (I think he's given up)...but he was saved by Anna who sang what? Again?...and this has anything to do with what's going on in Madison. Seriously? Anna, come on? Are you kidding us?
Frank fans...give it a rest...Please!
The guy is talented..but his songs are boring! I truly liked his summer song...but after that...not so much. I think this competition has come down to a race between Jason and Mark. Let the best guy win!
What a vivid image and fantastic song. This might be Jason's best effort yet.
Thought Frank and Beth were clear winners!
I was really thinking that Frank and Beth's duet was going to win this week. I am not getting this love for jason. I enjoy him, yes, but his voice and delivery are not even close to being memorable. My finalist are Frank and Mark.
Disappointed. I agree with your comment all the way.
Voices are key.
I would buy these songs today. I really like these voices. Favorite voice is Frank. Mark and Anna follow and unfortunately, I am not a fan of Jason's voice at all.
Wow, Anna has been impressing me throughout the contest but Sandstorm blew me away. As Pat said all of the artists took different approaches to this political song challenge but Anna had such incredible insight and maturity to the lyrics. That's it, the maturity of the song compared to the others is what grabbed me.
What amazing complexity for such a young performer. Take a look Atlantic!
The Protest Song
thought the men's songs were the best, all three were good enough to listen to over and over again. I am not biased. I am a woman. just giving my opinion. i think Jasons was the best, but it was a tough call. i think the reason i chose him is because something about his song brought tears to my eyes. I really liked Marks too. but Jason has a quality to his songs that is unique to him. maybe it's the way he sort of teaches or passes on values thru his music to the younger generation . he seems to have kind of a Charles Ingles way about him. I like it. also, Jimmie is wonderful and very interesting to listen to. I love hearing his comments.
We think that last week's winner was missed. We really liked everyone's duet but thought that Frank and Beth deserved the win.
Mark is SHARP again!
Mark has shown his talent week after week, with different styles showing through. The most well-rounded in his writing AND performing. Jason is a great songwriter too, but Mark is just more fun to listen to...
Was this song written about me and my family? For real? Jason has a way of capturing universal emotions. This song feels like it was written about me (a teacher) or any of my many friends and colleagues that were there that day. Thank you.
Re: Frank fans...give it a rest...Please!
Really? If you're so frustrated by the excitement of Frank's fans and their comments, it may allude to the fact that you are in the minority for your feelings about his performances and songs. Which is fine. But wanting those that love hiswork to give it a rest is uncalled for...however, if you'd prefer a censorship of others opinions then one might question your perspective altogether.
Re: Frank Fans
Maybe Frank should give it a rest. In my opinion he had the best song in the summer song challenge, the Jingle challenge, and the duet challenge (which was the best song of this entire competition) yet he is winless... It seems that the judges are looking for something other than what I, and a lot of people on this comment page are seeing.
Why give it a rest???
I am a music lover and I am enjoying this competition so much. I don't understand the comments about holding back the love. What? Isn't this contest about who we love? I have voted for 4 different singers in this competition and feel theyare strong in different ways. Why my love for Frank and why have I voted for him? His voice is radio. I love listening to his voice. He has the ability to write good songs AND has the voice to back it up. Mark is also blessed with this ability.
I have to say....
I realize that the majority of these comments are left by personal friends and family of the performers, but can we be realistic? Frank has just given up. Mark wasn't bad, the judges may have been a little harsh. Jason...really? I'm not sure why he was allowed into this competition. His lyrics are elementary and his voice is simply awful. Anna did pretty good, probably the best lyrically, melodically and vocally.
I really liked Anna's song. There seem to be a couple comments where people were upset that it was not specific enough to Madison, but I don't think songs need to be all that specific to make a strong political commentary. From what I took from Anna's lyrics, the song gave a very strong image of today's politics in general, and that definitely played into what happened in Madison. I thought it was complex, appropriate, and my favorite this week. Mark was a close second though. Definitely felt the emotion, which was a good side to see from you. Still probably my favorite of the group even though Anna took the week.
Those lyrics were incredible! It's full of layers, metaphores and depth. There was a lot of thought that went into that one.
Frank has "blown it out of the park" every week! his lyrics, his voice, his energy! Clearly the winner.. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM
Frank is Fantabulous
He has really shown what it is to be diverse in his talent. He is truly a talented man!
Anna is an amazing artist. Her voice is so unique and makes her that much better than her competition. Go Anna!
Blogs...keep them coming
Thanks for the blogs contestants. I really like reading what goes on behind the songwriting scenes. I also appreciate reading the lyrics. Hearing Frank's song, the cliches were too much, but reading them made complete sense. Thanks for taking the time to write down your thoughts! You're a talented group.
As I read the above comments I keep thinking that maybe others are feeling the same urgency we are and that is why there are so many Frank comments. My wife and I have been following this since the beginning and we have been surprised the last weeks as Frank (who we thought deserved the summertime and/or the duet wins) is winless. It makes us, the viewer, frustrated.
history is made
ladies and gentleman for the first time in 2 years Jimmie has finally changed his shirt!!!!!
Frank, Anna and Mark
I'm feeling bad Frank had a busy week. I've really enjoyed him throughout this competition and feel he could have done even better had he gotten more time. Anna and Mark, way to go, you guys rocked it! I say these are our finalists.
D to the DAHL!
rockin girl! it's too bad some of these peeps didn't get what you were talking about. i did! great message and summary. maybe post the "cheat sheet" for the challenged? hah.
RE: I have to say...
YES!!! Thank you. I was starting to think I was losing my mind. I'm honestly not trying to be mean (I'm sure I'll get a mouth full from Jason's family and friends) but after the first week I thought either Jason or Anna W. would go.
RE: I have to say...
Come on. You aren't sure why Jason was allowed into this competition? Have you noticed that he's writing the best songs? It's a bit disappointing that people feel the need to trash the front runner at this point in the game.
What does this song possibly have to do with the political scene in Wisconsin. If you need a cheat sheet, the general audience is not going to appreciate your song.
Let's not forget that these are artists, people. If someone's sound isn't for you, there is no need to trash them on this board. All the contestants have shown tons of talent. It's a shame that some people can't stop and think before they put a mean spirited post up.
RE:I have to say...
It does feel like Frank phoned this one in. It's tough being very busy with shows and family, but that doesn't mean he should get a pass into the finals. I feel bad for Anna, it's clear that her minimal guitar skills are stifling her creative process and her performances.
Jason's style definitely appeals to minimalists (Jimmie for one) but I found that this weeks song was a bit too simple to encompass the complexity of this issue. The very romantic "You messed with us but we showed you" sentiment is nice but not really reflective of whats going on. It certainly wasn't speaking a mortal truth about humanity. Jason is great lyrically and I think he definitely has a knack for creating an intriguing narrative, even though I found the chorus line "the day the tractors came to town" to be just a tad on the clumsy side.
For my tastes, Marks song was a lot more musically interesting. In the same way that Jason has a great knack for lyrical narrative, Mark has one for musical narrative. This song was more melodically rich, dynamic, and I think is a more accurate representation of whats going on. I do agree that some of the very specific references are a bit of a turnoff. This sort of thing has to be done very tactfully but on the other hand, it's tough to make an objective judgement given that many of us are so familiar with the events and references.
Jason's lyrics are perfect for songs. This is a songwriting competition after all! And, his latest performance with the guitar and harmonica was wonderful! Just know, I'm a fan with no contest performer in the race that I'm championing! I just love Jason's song messages! And, I have to admidt I love Mark's performance style best! Just know: I personally find Frank's friends a bit scary! They post things and seem to be a bit unhinged. YIKES!
Family for Easter Dinner
Frank, you may have a big family but you have one of the best families. I bet you all had a great Easter!
the judges have pretty much followed my vote all competition. Frank is winless for a reason. That reason is Jason and Mark (so now I say "Sorry to Franks Friends/Family...and go onto blasting other peoples comments on this board).
Friend of Jason?
I'm neither a friend of Jasons or in his family. This guy deserves to be in the Final 3. Total package. Has really done well up till this point. His songs are truly amazing
Anna and Jason
These two make me happy. My favorites.
Frank Busch has a rare wit and intelligence. Combined with a likable presence and strong voice...Impressive! Definitely my fav of this competition.
Politics and Dopamine
Jason - LOVE the song, the lyrics, the meaning, the point, the everything! Such incredible imagery! Made my heart hurt. Frank - Such truth. And, funny. Funny, and true true true. Love it! Mark - Definitely inspired by the political climate in Madison.Nice to hear you vary your style a bit. Anna - Um... Chelsea - NIce. Some great lines. Hate to see you go!!! I know no one was thrilled with this challenge, but I kinda liked it! And, the dopamine was flowing.
Let me know if I'm wrong- but unless Frank blew us away this week.....no wins in this by now and ya gotta go. The three finalist are set. They have been since week two/three. In the end only one. But for now, one has gotta go. The decision is really simple. Thank you
Wow! Way to be mean guys!
Are you serious? Did you actually listen to Jason's songs???? He may not be the best singer in the group...but his songs are the most thought-provoking and worthy! Mark's are a close second. Sorry, guys. Frank's songs just don't measure up...as much as you like him as a performer! By the way, I voted for Frank's Summer song...I thought that was the best of the bunch. His other efforts...not so much!
ME? I think Jason, Mark and Frank need to be in the finals. (I truly didn't get Anna's "protest" song.)
Finalists: Jason! Mark! Frank!
Sorry, Anna. Your song was strange to just not comprehensible! What the heck were you talking about? Can I get a "cheat sheet" so I can try to understand, too? I just don't get this song. BIG FAIL!
Still loving Mark
He's far and away the most talented artist of the group. The voice, the guitar, the lyrics, oh my god!! I could listen to him every day.
I love the way Mark's song made me feel this week. The fact that he wrote about detail specific to the Madison protests make the song that much more emotional for me. The imagery in Mark's song makes me sad and angry and proud all over again. Congratulations on a beautifully written and performed song Mark (once again).
I've tried to leave this comment multiple times but each time am told I'm a spambot... I'm beginning to think it's a conspiracy against Mark. Anyhow.... I agree with Jonathan - Mark's song this week gave me goosebumps. The imagery relating to the Madison protests made me feel such an emotional connection to the song. It made me sad and angry and proud all over again. Way to go Mark! In my mind you are far and away the most talented songwriter and performer of the bunch!
Lighten up people
I think there are some people who are getting a bit defensive. No one is trying to be mean. We don't all have the same taste so what's so surprising about liking different contestants?
Turn off your tv
Thanks Frank... this needs to be said more often in my opinion, so thanks for including it in your song. for doing this, you should win this challenge hands down.
I can't stop telling everyone I know about the amazing songwriter and performer Mark Croft. He is the only total package Project M has this year! He's inspiring, makes me wanna dance and talk about radio voice..have you checked out his latest CD! I just bought it, and it is AWESOME!
Mark Croft All the Way!
He's the total package. The only Project M has this year! He's inspiring and makes me want to dance. I have been telling everyone I know about him.
Mark put into words what I've been feeling
Rather than paint a picture of the protests, Mark really dove into what people are feeling and how Wisconsin politics are impacting them. The song hit the reality of the protests, the feelings once the protesters are back at home, stewing in their feelings. Amazing work, Mark.
Don't let them get to you. Just because the other contestants friends and family aren't intelligent enough to figure out a 23 year olds in depth outlook on politics doesn't mean "the general audience" wont. The educated ones(the ones you write for) will, and we will always appreciate it.
Consider Me a FAN
Jason's songs have gotten better every week. The protest imagery this week is awesome. I almost teared up listening to it. I like Mark's song a lot too-- but it's a little dark for me. I love the idea of this challenge.
Anna on MTV!
Anna! I heard you on MTV last night! I wasn't sure until I saw your name in the credits, but sure enough it was you! Way to go girl:) You're so amazing.
MARK, ANNA AND JASON!
I'm loving Sandstorm! I love the picture it paints! Every time I listen to it I feel like I discover something new! It's like watching a great movie that uncovers a new intertwining detail each time. Brilliant.
wins my vote this week. I played his song to my coworkers (all union members) and they LOVED it. Thanks for putting our experience to music.
Really impressed with your song, Mark. I love the description of the opposing side, which seemed to be absent from most others. I was impressed how you were able to identify the need for change, but then illustrating how wrong they went about it, which is what I personally believe to be the true injustice here. My favorite song from you Thus far. Very refreshing after hearing so many people talk about a topic that they just don't seem to understand. Anna, also really liked your song. Thanks for the cheat sheet, lol. May not be exactly specific to actual happenings in Madison, but certainly captures the times. Well done to you both.
Thanks to Project M, Frank and Mark will have a new face in their crowds. I am very impressed with both of you. Solid voices and both have that "it" thing that makes me want to learn more about them.
"Right on brother!"
Every week I listen to each song 3-4 times and by the end of the week, I find myself singing one song in my head more than the others and that is who I believe deserves to win. This week I have been singing "Money". I love this song more and more as I listen to it! Makes me want to sit down, grab a beer and raise my arm saying "right on brother"! Great song about politics and everything greedy.
Jason: Songs that are real
Jason's songs will still be sung ten years from now.
My top 2
Without going back to listen to the songs again, here are the songs that are still in my head. These are songs I would listen for on the radio or purchase on iTunes. My mind keeps repeating lines from Jason's duet. "oh my darling" and "there is greater love than mine". Great lines and very fitting especially during Easter week. Other lines I'm remembering "look into the stream" and "keep changing til I see me" from Anna's song inspired by Jungle Book. I'm in my mid40's and I'm still changing till I see me. Mark's "blade cutting" was a bit too graphic for me. It provokes emotion that's for sure, but I'm sorry I think I might change the channel if I heard this song. A bit too real for my taste. I've been thinking a lot about what Anna's Sandstorm song means to me. I see she posted the cheat sheet. I've not read it. I may not for a while, until I listen without it again a couple more times. I would definietly want to hear this song again on the radio. She's a gifted lyricist, I believe the best in the competition. This song reminds me of Stevie Nicks' "Landslide". I'm still trying to figure that one out. Maybe I'm simple. So my top 2 are Jason and Anna. Good luck to you two!
Great Song for Tough Times
Jason's song this week brought to life a beautiful moment in the middle of a bleak political landscape. This is exactly why I'm proud to call Madison my hometown. You earned my vote this week.
Mark is the winner in this competition!! I love, love, love lisening to his music!!
Mark that was beautifully done. I am a big fan, and this one touched my heart, and I could feel the collective sadness that was present during those couple of weeks at the Rotunda. I have never heard this very alive, mature voice from you, and I am so proud. Thank you, this is the song I have been wanting to hear.
I love your voice and your songwriting! We're coming out Wednesday to cheer you on! Looking forward to meeting you:)
RE: My top 2
I completely agree! You put it all so perfectly! Although, I did look at her cheat sheet. It meant everything and more to me. She is most certainly a talented lyricist! As for Jason, I've really enjoyed him as well! He has a way of writing simplistic lyrics which in turn are incredibly layered with meaning. I second your critique. Jason and Anna are also my top 2!
Songwriting = lyrics music
The challenge with writing a good song is to express an emotion both lyrically and musically. In order to be really successful, there has to be continuity between the musical context and the lyrical message. Both Mark and Jason were able to do that this week which is why it was a lot easier to connect emotionally with their songs. Anna, while achieving some lyrical depth, really missed the mark with the music in my opinion. The chord progression and the melody just didn't match the complexity and darkness of the lyrics. I think Frank is another one who missed in this regard.
Re: Songwriting = lyrics music
I'm not in total disagreement with you, but I think it becomes very dangerous when you apply any type of formula to music. Let's take "The Boss" for instance. He had a knack for singing about VERY serious topics in an up beat way. I mean, a presidential candidate actually used "Born in the USA" as their campaign song, because it was up beat. But if you listen to the lyrics, it's actually about the terrible state that our country is in because of the mis-management of the government. I guess all I'm saying is that an open mind needs to be kept because there are always different approaches for artists to express their feelings. That's what makes it art. Personally, I've really enjoyed Anna's writing style and at the same time, I've also enjoyed Jason's more simplistic lyrics. I've really enjoyed all four finalists really, and they all have very different styles. Open mind. Cheers.
Jason. Mark. Frank.
Let them duke it out in the finals!
Wow- this week might be his best effort yet. I think the tractor song is the kind of song you could play at a rally to unite the crowd. Love it!!!
Incredible. I don't even know what to say outside of that. Those lyrics alone should take her to the finals.
Anna D. Live
All of the finalists are awesome but Anna is the true standout in my opinion. Can't wait to see you live on Wednesday. Heard you love a live audience. Good luck! Oh, and way cool on that MTV thing. Pretty neat that L.A. recognizes your talent as well!!! You could put Madison and Triple M on the map.
Anna clear winner
Anna D. is the clear winner, all around talent and stage presence. It's so cool to think that 105.5 could blast off a music career from a local contest. Really, how cool is that. Thank you Triple M.
Frank and Mark are my choices!
I have loved Mark since I heard "Captain Obvious" and have loved Frank since "Nothin but the Summertime". My vote has gone between these two each week and to me, they are the clear final two. Love to you both!
Jason & Mark
Great songs this week. These two come out at the top every week. I like Jason's song best this week, but I also liked Frank's. Anna's fans may be passionate, but I thought her song this week wasn't as strong as the others. Lookingforward to the finals!
Mark, Anna and Jason
I would love to see these guys battle it out at the finals!!! So much talent!
Wish time was earlier
Hey MMM, not all of us live in Madison proper and would love a little earlier start time on Wednesday nights!
Can't wait to see Frank tonight!
I saw Frank and the Mighty Short Bus play live recently and they KILLED it! Love this guy - his energy is awesome! Wish I could be there tonight!
Jason, Frank & Mark
Should definitely be the 3 finalists. Good luck guys!
Congratulations Frank Busch! Have loved you since "Nothin But The Summertime" and have been waiting for your talents to be validated! You deserve this win! Congratulations to all the finalists. Great Madison artists!
you voted Anna off? are you guys insane? AND was beat by Jason?? Jason is F***ING TERRIBLE!!! What is wrong with you people. Get a hearing aid and a lesson on music. Seriously this is ridiculous.
I see the judges loved this song as much as I did! Congratulations Frank!
First time caller, long time listener...
Let's remember that all the Project M musicians are pretty amazing. I don't think comments (as the one a few above) need to be said. Everyone is a part of this project because of their musicality. I may be partial to Frank, but Mark is so good. Jason is a pretty flippin' awesome songwriter...this is going to be a tight finish - good luck guys!
I can understand being disappointed that someone you like did not make the finals. Trashing someone else (who happened to have won three of the weekly challenges, by the way) to make that point seems unnecessary. I think if you look at the rest of the comments on this page, there is general (though not unanimous) consensus that the correct three songwriters were chosen for the finals. Can't wait to hear them all in person.
I second your thoughts but didn't know how to voice it apppropriately. You missed the appropriate part, but are right on in the honesty department.
Wait, Frank's song won this week?
I'm baffled but I guess all those comments about Frank not winning a challenge so far finally got to the judges. Maybe they felt bad they hadn't selected Frank for a win earlier and this is the "make up" win. If they sincerely think that was even a good song, I seriously question their ability to judge any music in a meaningful way.
Very sad to see Anna go. She was my favorite of the competition. Unbelievable voice, and great lyrics. Mark's next in line. Good luck Mark!
I was thinking the same thing as mentioned above..Jimmie DOES seems to have a beef with Frank (?) Don't get it. Jimmie, see Frank's true talent...an original, outstanding, intelligent,likeable artist. Frank is the best in this very talented group.
LOVED the MONEY song!
I love this song! The lyrics were awesome, truthful and unpolished and I thought the "preacher style" was refreshing! My favorite of the week.
DA BEST BY FAR
It's a shame that there weren't any competitors with as much overall talent as Jason. Would've been nice for him to have a little bit of competition along the way. But nevertheless, always nice to listen to his music....
Sorry...if you need a cheat sheet....
...to explain your song...then something is missing in your writing ability. That's all....
(When was the last time you saw a Bob Dylan cheat sheet? You either get it or you don't.) I DIDN'T GET ANNA'S SONG...period. She has a wonderful voice...I can't wait to hear more from her. But, she didn't deserve to win this song writing competition. I think the judges got it right. The final three all deserve to be there! I'm torn between Mark and Jason as the ultimate winner. Both are good in their own ways. Good luck judges!
Despite the bitter comments about Jason from Anna's fans (see "Really?!!!" comment above), I think the best 3 contestants made the finale. I love Jason's songs, Mark's energy, and Frank's voice. I can't wait to see them compete next week!
The three finalists are the performers who stood out to me from week one. Very excited for next Wednesday!
Re: Good Call
I don't think it's fair to judge all of "Anna's fans" based off of the comment of a single person. Anna was my favorite of the competition, but that doesn't mean I agree with the sentiment or the approach of that individual. I actually had the privilege of meeting all of the contestants during the course of this competition, and they all seemed to have a great deal of respect for one another. It's a shame that stupid comments like that are viewed as reflections of the artists themselves or even their overall fan bases. I mean, if you go through all of the comments, there have been stupid comments generated from all of the artists fan bases at one point or another. All of the artists were great in their own ways. And all of them were extremely respectful throughout. A quality that I didn't think should be considered a rarity until reading this sound board. It's amazing what anonymity can do. It's shocking to see the true nature of some people. Hopefully it's just a case of a very few posting multiple times. All the contestants did great. What does it matter if you disagree on who is the best. That's what is so great about music, everyone has their own tastes.
LOVE Frank's voice!
I absolutely love, love, love Frank's voice! Without this contest, I am going to have to see some live shows to get my fix.
I enjoyed the video of the performances Wed. night, but I didn't enjoy Pat and Jonathan's over-dramatization at the end. I am planning on attending this Wednesday night, but I'm hoping that they don't draw out their decision at the end of the night. Come on! This is not American Idol. And we aren't coming out to see you guys eat up time on the mic.
Jason! Mark! Frank!
I have really enjoyed all 3 of these artists throughout the contest. This will be a tough decision for the judges, especially since they each have such different styles. Mark's guitar skills are awesome, and he sings with such power. Jason's songs are packed with emotion and his songwriting skills have blown me away over recent weeks. Frank is a great performer with a passionate fan base. I can't wait for Wednesday!
This is an awesome contest. Thank you for putting the work into helping these musicians learn, gain exposure and hopefully have some fun too! I know I'm totally loving this as a fan. Congratulations to the final 3, the judges got this right! See you on Wednesday night...can't wait!
all the way!
Money is fabulous, I cant wait to hear it live sometime! Anna is really enjoyable, sad to see her go... and once again, ALL the Way with FRANK BUSCH!
Thanks for the blogs
I read Frank's latest blog. Thank you. Thank you for your perspective and honesty. I have really appreciated your talents. Can't wait to see you play on Wednesday! As well as Mark and Jason. All have been fun to watch.
Frank on TV!
I think I just saw a commercial for one of your contestants! My family was watching channel 27 and we saw that Mighty Short Bus is playing for Madison's Summer Giveaway! Isn't that Frank Busch's band? Love Madison music! Congratulations Frank!
Money is MONEY
love this song. logged on to listen to it again today!
Disappointed in Dubuque
We were streaming 105.5 from DBQ, Iowa this morning, hoping to hear Frank. We heard his interview but not his song. Just wondering why his song didn't come through. Frank has a big fan base here in DBQ and it left us wanting more...DBQ loves youFrank! Good luck on Wednesday!
I know "Disappointed in Dubuque" I think they play more commercials online. I was disappointed in Kansas City.
Great Job! Congrats!!
I guess you can win one challange- but have a big local following to support you (which is a goal of all artists) and win the thing. Stack the deck...its ok. Thought this thing was entirely about something else......Disappointed to say the least- But them are the rules. Well played.
Great job Frank! Your performance last night was incredible! Loved the stomp box.
Congrats Frank! Your hard work and dedication has paid off. It is great to see how far you have come since the days of apartment rock'n roll. I have been watching the Mighty Short Bus since in conception in the late 90's and the hard work that they all put into their music is a testament to their great success. I can't wait to see you all again soon. Cheers! All the way from Colorado!!!!
Disappointed with results
may have to check off triple m for a while
I was hinging between Frank and Mark over the past several weeks. I would have been happy to see either of them win! Good work Frank! I'm so glad the judges woke up about Jason. I would have had to boycott the station if he'd won.
Congrats to Frank!
Great job rocking the house last night, Frank! I enjoyed listening to Jason and Mark. Great talents, both of them! Frank definitely deserved this win. He performed an eclectic mix of great songs!
Congrats to Frank!
Great job rocking the house last night, Frank! Jason and Mark are true talents and I enjoyed hearing them! Frank played such a variety of songs . . . he definitely deserved this win.
What a wonderful night!
I was SO PLEASED with the music I heard last night. I have become a fan of all three finalists and will make true attempts to support their live shows. My final vote was for Frank, so I am extra happy about his win, but I would have been happy with a win from any of them! Congratulations Frank and to all of you!
Frank turned in a solid, rocking performance at the Annex! He definitely deserved to win this one!
Was this a songwriting contest? Or a who-is-the-most-established-local-musician contest? I thought Mark and Jason had the best material and the most talent by far.
Frank - love his sound!
Project M had my attention for the last 6 weeks and I will miss it! Last night was an amazing night, so glad I went. Loved Jason's storytelling, Mark's jamming styles on his guitar but ultimately the man who won is the CD I would most likely buy in the music store. I LOVE HIS SOUND! Great song writing a really cool and pure voice = my winner...FRANK BUSCH! Project M got it right. Congratulations Frank Busch!
Congratulations to all three finalists
Wednesday night was AWESOME. We have supported local music for years and we think that Wed night was the best 90 minutes of music we have ever heard! All three guys were at the top of their game! Congratulations to Frank on the win and thank you to him for his encore show, my favorite part of the night!
Jason got hosed. Bad.
Hoping the Project M songs can be put onto a CD. I would love to have all of these songs in my collection of local music! Already missing Captain Obvious, Nothin But the Summertime, The Tractor Song and Money! Thanks to all of the musicians for makingus smile with your musical talents and congratuations Frank! Best of luck in the future to all of you!
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Some backstory,.,, We had our trailer stolen, it [...]
The Ghosts in the Barn
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