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Hi everyone, Keith is right! One person from your band cannot be expected to do everything. You haven't heard from us in a little while as we've been sorting this out. I've just posted a video from a recent gig we had. Please give it a view and let us know what you think

posted by Chris Deci on 12/23/2014

Gorilla Give Away Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Uncut Stones Gorilla GiveAway! 
No we are NOT giving away a gorilla, but we do have some great prizes to give you! We are putting all our efforts into becoming one of the top ranking bands in the online voting contest to be able to win the Once In A Life Time Tour package from Gorilla Music. Sadly we are failing miserably, but you can help us turn it around! There are two weeks left and we want to be in the top ten bands on the Gorilla Music Contest. We have a long way to get there, but if you give us just a little bit of your time we will give you some free prizes! Everyone who votes for us will receive a digital download of our song -It's Time. We have not released the song to the public yet. That means you will get this song before anyone else does! Here are the bonus giveaway prizes we are giving as a drawing to everyone that votes:
Prize #1.  If we reach 100-199 votes we will give a digital copy of our unreleased CD due out this spring and one Uncut Stones T-Shirt to a lucky winner in a random drawing. We will give this same package out at each 100 votes that we get up to 1000 votes.
         
Prize #2. If we reach 1000 votes then you guys are by far the most amazing people we know! To celebrate that fact we will give an acoustic concert in the winners home for free and an Autographed CD from the band of our to be released CD later this coming spring.
 
Eligible contestants and rules are as follows:
Everyone that has signed up on our Back Stage Pass and has voted at least once for the Once In A Lifetime Contest will be eligible to win. Once you vote for the band send an email to Info@Uncut-Stones.com with the Heading "I Voted!". We will use this email address to contact you if you won and to send you your free download of our song It's Time. We will list the winners on our website, Facebook, and twitter accounts. Good luck and thank you for voting for us!
 
Rules:
Prize #1 - **Only one digital downloadable CD and T-Shirt per 100 votes. All names will be entered into a drawing after each set of 100 votes are reached and one name will be pulled at random as the winner. All names will be re entered for each drawing. CD to be given out once the recording project is finished and will not be available till later this coming spring. If the CD is not finished and we are unable to deliver the completed CD by spring. We will give the winner our live CD from the Tralf music hall as the CD in the Contest giveaway.**
Prize #2 - ** one name will be pulled randomly from the list of eligible contestants as the winner. CD will be given once the recording project is finished and may not be presented at the time of the free concert. If the CD is not finished and we are unable to deliver the completed CD by spring. We will give the winner of the giveaway our live CD from the Tralf music hall as the CD in the contest giveaway. Traveling expenses are not included with the free concert if the winner's home is outside of the Buffalo N.Y. area. **
         
How To Vote:
Just a few easy steps to vote on Gorilla Music's website.
Go to http://www.gorillamusic.com/voting/#
or click our Uncut Stones Gorilla Giveaway banner
Click on the Once In A Lifetime Contest banner on Gorilla Music's website.
Uncut Stones is listed on the bottom of the first page, but this may change as the votes increase. Click the vote button below our name and you will be asked to create a login. Once you create a login and password you will again have to locate us on the second page and then be able to vote for us! You can only vote once every 24 hours. So if you vote on a Friday at 5:00pm you would not be able to vote for us again till 5:00pm on Saturday. Please vote for us as often as you can as the more votes we have the better our chances of winning the contest. Many of our friends and fans can't give us $5000 dollars to help us in our music ministry, but if you give us just a little bit of your time each day we can move closer to achieving that goal. Thank you so much for your support!
 
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posted by Chris Deci on 12/23/2014

The Wars We Wage Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Psalms 55:18
He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.
I find great peace in knowing that God is there when the war is at hand in my life. I find that it is harder to follow Psalms 55:22 than it is to fight the battle itself. Who likes giving control over to someone else? Especially when we are under attack, and are having to deal with life's problems we are not equipped to handle at times. I often struggle with giving God the power to do what I want Him to do in my life. It's human nature and our sinful pride that stops us from having the victory we are seeking. I think that is why God allows us to carry our burdens for so long. I believe He is just waiting for us to lay them down.
Psalms 55:22+23 says:
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
23. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.
Verse 23 is where it is all at. God will cast them down! We cast down our burdens and God casts down our enemies! We feel that we have to fight the war, but really that's God's job. We are only ment to lay down our burdens before him, and let God fight the war. It is the laying down of our burdens and trusting that God will destroy our enemies. There are times God calls us into battle to fight along side of Him, and there are times He simply says stay here and watch this! If you are struggling with something in your life and the burden is too heavy to carry any longer, then i urge you to lay down your burdens and trust God.

posted by Dan on 10/21/2013

A Blog from Chris Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Hi everyone, as this is the first of hopefully many blogs for me, I thought I should introduce myself . My name is Chris Deci, rhythm guitar player for Uncut Stones. My musical story started when I was about twelve years old. As I recall, that was how old I was the first time I remember a song going deep down inside of me and moving me. That's when I decided that I wanted to do that. Make music that touches people . I wasn't coming at it from a Christian perspective, but I wanted to do music that ministered to people , that reached out to them, that improved their lives.
We had a pretty cheap, pretty bad acoustic guitar lying around the house, so I started trying to play it. Even though I was pretty bad too , that was all I needed to start my journey. Years passed, I got a better guitar, took lessons, and expected everything to just fall right into place. More years passed, I got married to a wonderful woman, we started a family, and I sort of lost track of that youthful dream .
By now, GOD had gotten a hold of my life, and through my brother Dave, I met Dan . When I started playing with him in his church, I thought, yes, this is it! The dream is back on track .
But, as often happens, God's plans for our lives, don't always match our own plans . He separated my path and Dan's path . We kept in touch, but we were playing in different churches, and doing different things.
Enter there, the hand of GOD. He brought Dan and I back together, and we now play together on the same worship team. The LORD also had more in store for us, and thus, Uncut Stones was born! Through JESUS' rekindling of our dreams, we hope to be a conduit of God's rekindling of your dreams ! GOD has a plan and purpose for your life. As long as you draw breath on planet Earth, HE can and will work through you . HE who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it!
To Life in JESUS !

posted by Uncut Stones on 10/21/2013