Local Songwriting Awards
West Coast Songwriters has monthly songwriting competitions in a number of locations.
Rebecca Parks has won Best Song four times:
April 2000, Saratoga, for Fade to Black, judged by Rick Glaze
January 2005, San Jose, for Working, judged by Carol McComb
March 2008, Santa Clara, for Sisters and Strangers, judged by Thom Duell
March 2012, Palo Alto, for I Can Talk to You, judged by Peter Anderson, Michael Edell, and Tami Mulcahy
Magazine Feature Articles
The International Cultic Studies Association (www.icsahome.com)
helps former cult members, families of cult members, mental health professionals, and the public
better understand and cope with harmful cults. In 2012, lyrics to six of Rebecca's songs and part of
her life story were featured in an article titled Leaving a Cult for Music in an issue of their
magazine, ICSA Today.
The lyrics listed were for the songs Playing God, I Don't Want to Tell You, Kill His Memory,
Scars, Messiah Refugee, and Only I Know Me.
Local Radio Appearances
Rebecca Parks has played live on the radio on the KKUP (www.kkup.com) Friday Folk-Off program with
Dave Stafford and the KPIG (www.kpig.com) Sunday morning show with "Sleepy John" Sandidge and Wallace Baine.
Two of the KPIG performances are featured on the Gallery page.
Local Television Appearances
Rebecca Parks has been featured on the local cable TV access program Art Beat.
She also participates regularly in the locally televised West Coast Songwriters competition
at the Midpeninsula Community Media Center.