Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Hallelujah, Random Gigs and AntiVaxxers

  Hello there Fast Heart Mart supporters! I hope this message finds you well, but if not, blame all the "anti-vaxxers" as they are the ones ruining everything for everyone. [just kidding! That's a joke! See below] 


Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPDqbkuvh1A

For a few months now I have been working on a cover of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. If I had to pick one favorite song writer of all time, I'd pick Leonard Cohen. His songs are serious and humorous all rolled into one deep thought. I love art that is multifaceted. I especially love art that is serious on the surface with a humorous undertone. 

"Hallelujah" is a Leonard Cohen song that really caught on to the mainstream after it was in the Shrek soundtrack. Though it's not my favorite Cohen song, I knew I had to get it into my upbeat farmers' market repertoire. So I did. I hope you enjoy it. 

Busking and Random Gigs

Speaking of farmers' markets, in case you didn't notice, I started a video series with snippets from random gigs, which are mostly farmers' markets these days. Click the image below to check out some videos from that series.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb9bLUPEOTr_5VO8WMvDwjYLu2w2kCKTy


I'm Not AntiVaxx, I'm ProChoice

Why or why do I feel so compelled to keep speaking out on this subject? I’m speaking out on what I believe because there are people out there who need to know that they are not alone on how they feel about everything that is going on. There are a lot of people out there who are taking the injection because they have been pressured into it and that is sad. I speak out because it is acceptable for others to say they got the vackseen, I have the right to say I'm seeking other solutions. 

Furthermore, I believe if I don’t start speaking out now, soon we will be living in a 1984 Orwellian reality, where I will have to ask permission to the powers that be, which song I am allowed to play. Speaking out about my medical choice is the most peaceful way to resolve this conflict. The faster everyone can accept the fact that billions of people around the world refuse this vackseen and that there are other solutions to C!9, the faster we will all get back on track; the sooner I won’t feel compelled to speak out about my medical choices. 

Wooops! I think I just heard the sound of at least 10 people unsubscribing to this email list. Well, that's the way it goes. I respect people's choice to get the vackseen, please respect my choice to seek alternate solutions. 


https://fastheartmart.com/coronavirus-pandemic

You can read more about my thoughts by clicking the link/photo above that will take you to my DIY Pandemic Eradication Blog. The photo is from my meeting with Dr. Peter McCullough this past Saturday. 

Well, that's about it for now. I have some shows coming up in San Diego, but otherwise that's enough for now. Write back and say "hello"! Or tell me how much you disagree with me about whatever and maybe we can find some common ground. Everyone needs to seek common ground in these crazy days :)  

Sincerely
"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper
San Diego, CA
Dec. 1 2021
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Hello Again! I've Got A New Plan & Video

 Hello there Fast Heart Mart supporters! I hope this message finds you well! If not, blame all the Zombies getting ready for Halloween as they are particularly pesky this year. 


 It's been a while since you've heard from me (end of June, so 3 months), but I really appreciate everyone who is still here. Welcome to all the new people on this email list. 

I think I lost a bunch of "patrons" this year because I've been speaking out about my opinions on this "pandemic" and stuff https://fastheartmart.com/diy-pandemic-eradication . That's fine. That's how these things go. I especially want to thank all my friends who disagree with me, but choose to stay friends with me and tolerate my views; you are a special breed of human being. I feel like I tolerate difference of opinions/beliefs well, but not everyone does, I guess? I usually choose friendship over difference of belief/opinion. 

I believe that speaking my truth is the most peaceful way to deal with what's going on in the world. I'd like to talk things out before things get worse. It's just like any relationship, if you don't talk about your problems then they are bound to explode at the worst possible time. Furthermore, I thought it was artists' duty to speak their minds, wether people agree with them or not? Artists don't blend in with culture, artists shape culture? 

Albuquerque July 1st 2021
photo by Johnny Wilson


Anyways, how was the Summer Tour?

In case you are wondering about my tour this past summer, you can see a blog I put together here. I will say that it was very fun and very hot. So much fun that I don't think I'll be doing anymore tours longer than 3 weeks anymore. So hot, that I don't think I'll ever tour anywhere in the summer where it gets humid. The blog is, much like the tour disjointed, but it will give you an idea of what went on with some written descriptions & photos  https://fastheartmart.com/summer-2021-tour

Here are some short video clips from the summer tour https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb9bLUPEOTr_ZgpePdPcCn0UsjEal5HFz



One Music Video a Month From Now On

I have decided on a new game plan. As many of you know, I started a podcast at the beginning of the pandemic, but it was too much work for me to sustain, along with my music career etc.. So now I've decided to just put out one music video a month. I used to do this years ago, but I stopped when I thought it wasn't really getting any attention. Here's an example of a music video I put out in 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd2DKNhd7pM I now realize the music videos were getting attention, but I just needed to keep going. So that's what I'm doing, 7 years later. 

The podcast was fun while it lasted, but I need to just focus on my music and my songwriting. I am doing pretty good playing the farmers markets and street corners and restaurants right now, but I know I need to get my music out to the world in a bigger way. I think the music videos are the way to do it.

So by being a monthly donator, like many of you are, you are helping to fund my music video which is helping my music get to a bigger world wide audience. Thank you for that! The more patrons I get, the more budget I will have to pay the musicians and other artists involved in the videos. If I can get 200 "patrons" to donate at least $5/month, then I would have plenty of money to produce these monthly videos. 

Please sign up to be "patron" at either of these sites
fastheartmart.com/patrons (preferred)
or
www.patreon.com/fastheartmart

Therefore, this Thursday Oct. 28th I will release a new video that I made with my band. It will premiere at 8pm PST. It's a video especially for Halloween, but I hope the message is universal enough for the whole year. You can watch it here https://youtu.be/OrpEBWlczQU

Here is a short sneak peak: https://youtu.be/9Z7sCj8IqdE


Thanks Again

Well, that's it for now, I think. Thanks again for your support through these crazy days. You contribution helps keep me going so moments like in this video can happen, when a little boy came up and hugged my leg while performing on the street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq3lL5Ngs

More footage from gigs here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb9bLUPEOTr_5VO8WMvDwjYLu2w2kCKTy

Sincerely
"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper
San Diego, CA
Oct. 27 2021

PS I will write a brief email again in two days to remind you that the video is up. After that you won't have to hear from me again for a month. 


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Friday, June 4, 2021

The Good News Blues

 Hello there Fast Heart Mart supporters! I hope this message finds you well! If not, blame all the crazy news reports that seem to be trying to keep us all in a state of confusion. Today I have some good news for you! 


I call it The Good News Blues because I am reluctant to come across like I am bragging. Trust me, I have plenty of not so good news I could report too, but this month in this newsletter I will report on only the good stuff. It is important in these trying times to focus on the positive. Like my song Invincible sings "A hundred things are wrong, but a trillion things are right. I choose to live, on the bright side". 

Thank You to the San Diego Troubadour and Frank Kocher for a great review of my latest album "CoronaCoaster Blues"!
https://sandiegotroubadour.com/fast-heart-mart-corona-coaster-blues

 In other good news, my newest album has been nominated for "Best Local Recording" by the San Diego Music Awards. This years online voting runs thru June 30, 2021 at 5pm. Winners will be chosen on the basis of a 50% public vote + 50% San Diego Music Academy vote. Anyone with an email address can vote, so set an alert on your calendar and vote for me once per day at this website under the "Best Local Recording" category  
https://www.sandiegomusicawards.com/2021-nominees


It is also "good news blues" because good news to me may not be good news to you. I love the Media Monarchy Podcast. Some people may not appreciate this type of "conspiracy theory" humor, but I think it is brilliant and hilarious and I'm glad to have my song "CoronaCaoster Blues" featured on this episode
https://mediamonarchy.com/20210526morningmonarchy/

Media Monarchy also featured another song of mine from the same album called "Frustrated" on this more recent episode
https://mediamonarchy.com/20210602morningmonarchy/

Just to be clear, I am taking the virus very seriously. Here is a webpage I created that describes how I boost my immune system and the alternative therapies to use in case a person comes down with COVID-19 
https://fastheartmart.com/diy-pandemic-eradication

Here is a glimpse into my life as a full time musician lately 
https://youtu.be/Fo9l3jq1eaw

I will be hitting the road in July and August. Here is my tentative schedule. Please let me know if you have any ideas for gigs in these places on these dates

July 2021
July 1-4 New Mexico
July 8-11 Florida 
July 15-18 Raleigh Durham North Carolina
July 18 (Sun) Dale City VA
July 22-25 Virginia
July 25 (Sun) Dale City VA

August 2021
Aug 6-8 Syracuse New York festival
Aug 12-15 Wisconsin with Tom Warner 
Aug 19-22 Colorado
Aug 26-29 Montana 
Friday 27  Big Timber Montana


 

 I currently have 988 YouTube subscribers. Please subscribe 
https://www.youtube.com/user/fastheartmartvideos 


Ok, that's way more than enough for now. Please write back and say "hello" or respectfully disagree or whatever. Thank you for your continued support of my music and art :) 


June 4, 2021
San Diego, CA
"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper


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Friday, February 5, 2021

Ground Hog Day Again

 Hello there Fast Heart Mart supporters! The results from last month's poll are in and most people voted that they would like to get an email from me once a month and so here I am, sending you your monthly email.

I hope this message finds you well! If not, blame the ground hog who saw his own shadow and now there will be 6 more weeks of winter here in the northern hemisphere. If you're not from the USA and have no idea what I'm talking about, then go here to read about GroundHog Day

Speaking of Ground Hog Day, there is a movie called "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray. In this movie, Bill Murray's character has to live the same day over and over again until he learns certain lessons about life. Some would say that the times we are living in with all this "pandemic" stuff is a lesson that that we must learn in order to move forward as a human race. This concept resonates with me. I think the world is learning a big lesson right now. I am optimistic that we will eventually come out of the other side of this stronger and all living in a better world. 


I have written a document about my feelings on this pandemic here 
https://fastheartmart.com/diy-pandemic-eradication 
The document is intended to encourage all of us to help eradicate this pandemic as quickly as possible. I think one of the lessons we are meant to learn from this pandemic is how to cordially disagree with one another. It is ok to disagree, but I think it is important to be respectful about the disagreement. I welcome your feedback on this document, even if it is a respectful disagreement. 



https://fastheartmart.bandcamp.com/album/coronacoaster-blues

My new album "CoronaCoaster Blues" has been out for about a month now, so it's old news, but I just wanted to let you know that if you purchase the album off BandCamp this Friday Feb. 5th, then BandCamp takes no fees and I get 100% of the purchase. 

Also, my new album is now available on Pandora here:
https://www.pandora.com/artist/fast-heart-mart/coronacoaster-blues/AL4tnl79VX63wvq
You can even make a "Fast Heart Mart" station that will play Fast Heart Mart stuff and other similar artists.  

I took a month off from the podcast as I needed a break. I have decided to stop doing the weekly podcast as I am having a hard time finding the time for it. It has been fun, but I want to focus my energy into my music. I will continue to post one video a week with me performing a song and telling a joke. For those of you who will miss my ranting from the full podcast episodes, rest assured, I will be "going live" once a month and I will probably do a lot of ranting there. Listen/watch episode 26 "I'm Gonna Shut Up and Sing" as this will be the final episode, for now

https://youtu.be/koirfsvsg9o

I think that is all for now. I've got to get back to saving the world through music, comedy and speaking my mind. Thank you for reading this. Please write back and say "hello" as I love hearing from you. 

February 5th, 2021
San Diego, CA
"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper

PS My YouTube channel now has 951 subscribers. If I Get to 1000 subscribers I will be able to monetize my channel in a way that could benefit me, so please subscribe if you haven't already.
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Valentines Blues and Birthday Tunes

Hello there Fast Heart Mart followers! I hope this message finds you well! If not, blame Mercury Retrograde or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seriously, this time of year is the most challenging for me and a lot of others. The daylight is short and we want to rest, but the modern lifestyle demands that we keep moving full steam ahead. Clash that with Valentine's Day and you can have a recipe for emotional meltdown! I wrote a blog post about it here: https://depression-and-all-the-sads.blogspot.com/2020/02/valentines-day.html

Remember, no matter how tough the wintertime blues get, life is fleeting and no one will be here forever. Here is a song called "I'll Fly Away" to remind you:
https://youtu.be/JM4iEVPZzOA

My band and I have some shows coming up, including tonight
Grand Ole BBQ - Flynn Springs
Friday February 21
15505 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
Free
All Ages
5-8pm

In other FHM news, it's my 43rd birthday on March 7th and I wanted to invite you to come hang out with me. Please respond to this message for the address. No pressure. No expectations. I'm not even calling it a party. It's just a hang out session. I've often described being a full-time musician as akin to throwing a birthday party for yourself 200 times in a year. It can be overwhelming and the last thing I need is to throw another "party" for myself. In this fast paced world we currently live in sometimes it's nice just to have an excuse to hang out and do nothing all day long. It's a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) Potluck as I'm not in the position to provide much except the place for us all to hang out. I may spring for some chips, dip and beer, but don't count on it. Who even eats birthday cakes anymore?! Sugar is the bane of the human race at this point. However, I might provide a cake, I don't know....


Come for 8 seconds or 8 hours. It's up to you. Come. Don't come. It's all good either way! I'll just be hanging out all day, talking with whoever is around, playing a bit of music here and there, drinking a beer or two, snacking, and even napping if the spirit moves me. My ever-loving parents will be there, for those of you who enjoy their company. The following day, Sunday May 8th will be the first day of the spring forward time change thingy, so beware of that. I also don't intend to look at my phone much on this day so I may not get your text if you send one.

NOON-130pm (ISH) I will lead a guided hike through the canyons & jungles of Southern North Park. Time is approximate of course because I'm not going impose any time constraints on myself. This hike is approx. 3 miles and it can be deceptively strenuous. However, the nice thing is that there are plenty of places for you to walk back to my house if you don't want to do the entire thing. It's a semi-urban hike so you're never too far from "civilization".

3pm-ish I imagine I'll take a nap like I do just about everyday. I usually only nap for about 30 minutes. However, you are welcome to keep hanging out as I have a lovely fire-pit area.

6pm Speaking of fire-pits, I forecast we'll get the fire going sometime around 6pm, isn't that roughly when sundown is? This is likely when the most music jamming will take place. Bring an instrument to jam if you'd like. I have a fun game that I invented called "JamBuster" that you are welcome to play with me. It's fun even for the most novice of musicians.

7pm Once the mood is set just right with fire going I will give a speech like I do every year. Some of you know that sometimes my speeches are good and sometimes they are a waste of time. Either way, I enjoy doing it. This speech made it in the history books for some: https://youtu.be/s8ijPn3o0i0 I also may unveil a new song OR not, depending on if the spirit moves me.

I predict things will be done or close to it by 8pm UNLESS the weather is amazing and things are going splendidly, in which case we might go until 10pm when we have to shut down out of respect for my neighbors. I'm usually in bed by 10 or 11pm anyways as my dream life is a thriving world of bliss.

As far as gifts are concerned, if you insist on giving me something you can please just give me cash or Venmo/PayPal me if. As a self employed musicians I am always in need of funds for something or other and a Venmo deposit at Fast Heart Mart (PayPal fastheartmart@gmail.com) will be most appreciated. Otherwise, I am not easy to please with gifts and I might get annoyed if you give me something that's just going to clutter up my life. Therefore, please believe me when I say, your presence is the best present :)

Please write back and say hello if you made it all the way through this message. I surmise a lot of people would not have time to make it through this letter and I certainly understand that. I hardly have time to read anything these days. I write these messages as much for myself as I do for others. Writing keeps me sane. As for those of you who did make it the entire way through, I salute you and thank you very much!

"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper
February 21 2020
San Diego, CA

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Friday, January 31, 2020

January 31 2020

I hope this message finds you well with your new year started off right. If not, here is a video of my band and I playing Ozzy's "Crazy Train"
https://youtu.be/o2dso2NB-Io

This is a great song for the crazy times we are living in. I happen to believe that every generation is plagued with their own unique problems, just as each stage of human life is plagued with it's own set of unique issues. We are currently in the adolescent stage of the human race and as we know the teenage years are usually the most tumultuous. Since the beginning of human existence people have been saying "did you hear what happened to Tommy yesterday? He was eaten by a tiger! I just don't know what the world is coming to. People never got eaten by tigers when I was growing up". However, we are now in the midst of a great change in human history that has been like none other. Change is constant right now and I think we are only at the beginning. There is plenty more to come before we reach the maturity of adulthood in the human race. if you are out there feeling confused, please know, you are not alone. These are crazy times and we are "going off the rails on a crazy train" right now. We needed to get off the rails, so ultimately this is a good change, but the ride is full of bumps and turns. Hang on as much as you can.
Here is another song we did previously in this same recording session. This is one that I wrote called "So Many Problems". It's a song about being the change you want to see. No matter what political spectrum you align with, it is time that we realize that we are all the change we want to see in the world. Politicians, no matter how great or terrible, cannot make the changes without us doing the work as well. Each of us should pick out one area that we are passionate about and make the change for the better in the world. I am also reminded  of Mother Teresa's quote "if you want to change the world, go home and love your family". This is the same thing. Be the change you want to see.

https://youtu.be/Hgy89ryeemk

In other news, I am working hard on booking shows for the year. Here is the schedule
Jan-May: San Diego & Southern California
May 1-10: Arizona & Southern New Mexico tour
June1-August 9: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Canada, Montana, Idaho, Utah tour
September 3 - October 6th: West Coast USA tour
October 8-December 31st: San Diego & Southern California

I am underway with booking, but if you have suggestions for places for me to play in any of these areas, please let me know. House concerts are particularly welcome.

That is all for now. Thanks for continuing to support me! I'm not sure how many people actually read this stuff, but I know a few of you do and I am grateful for that. Write back and say hello! It's always good to hear from you :)
"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper
January 31 2020
San Diego, CA

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fast Heart Mart Gifts for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
I hope you all have a great holiday season this year! If not, you can find some solace by listening to my song "Crappy Holiday" about having a less than ideal set of holidays.
Are you looking for some unique gifts to buy for someone in your life? Consider buying some Fast Heart Mart merchandise at my store called "The Fast Heart Mart mart". You will find my shirts, CDs and my book here: https://fastheartmart.com/store 


If you don't see something you're looking for there or if you want to make a personal order with me, simply respond to this email.

As a gift from me to you, here is a high quality video of my song "Hearts and Dreams" to remind you to live the life you want: https://youtu.be/e-xl6Cyw9jI
The video was shot in San Diego by Aaron Martin of Music and Motion Pictures
Here are some noteworthy performances I have coming up:
Friday Nov. 24th 6-9pm
29 Palms Inn 
73950 Inn Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Sunday Dec. 3rd 2-3pm
SoNo Fest 2017
32nd & thorn, San Diego CA 92104
Saturday Dec. 9th 6-8pm
Nate's Garden Grill
 3120 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105​​​​​​​

Sunday Dec. 24th 11m-2pm
Donna Jean
2949 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
all upcoming shows here: www.fastheartmart.com
Alrighty, that's it for this month. Write back and say hello. 
With love and gratitude,
Fast Heart Mart
Nov 24th 2017, San Diego  

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