June 19, 2008
Michael Jackson, B.J. Thomas, The Angels, Beach Boys, Shangri-las, Drifters, the Tokens, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Lovin’ Spoonful, Rascals, Otis Redding, Dion, Del Shannon, Alan Jackson, Brian Hyland, the Who, Captain and Tennile and more!
I remember going to Coney Island beach as a kid, not for the sun or the sand but to hear thousands of portable radios all tuned to WABC. I wasn’t reading Billboard or Cashbox at the time, but I could tell how popular a song was by the thousands of voices that were singing along.
Here are my favorite summer oldies with the original clips in no particular order.
“Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters
Here’s Alan Jackson’s version of the Eddie Cochran classic
Theme from Summer Place by Percy Faith
Brian Hyland and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”
“The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley
“Groovin’ by The Rascals
“Summer Nights” from “Grease” John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
The Go-Gos and “Vacation”
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IF YOU CRAVE THE TOP SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009!
Kelly, Beyonce, Daughtry, Jordin, Taylor, Lady GaGa, Kanye, Kings Of Leon, Green Day, Katy, ” I love all the music that sweeps across the beach like a tidal wave of sound!
THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS!
Includes Elvis, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Fess Parker, James Brown, Johnny Horton, Springsteen, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Neil Diamond, The Marine Corp Band, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne
Special thanks to Spectropopper Paul Payton for turning me onto the “Lollipop” Clip
“The Top Dog has the world on a string!”
This afternoon Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave birth to a healthy set of twins which they’ve named Barack and John. Just as they’ve gone around the world bringing peace and prosperity to third world countries it looks like they’ve decided to finally do something for America and bring our political parties together!
If “Vogue on the outside, vague on the inside” self-proclaimed star of MTV’s, “The Hills”, Heidi Montag can get John McCain to publicly thank her for her endorsement and if Barack Obama can admit he and Scarlett Johanson text each other regularly for advice, why can’t Brad and Angelina, the new mother Teresa, make a political endorsement in their own way?
As millions of new voters embrace the sogan, “Stand Up And Be Counted Or Turn Around And Be Mounted!”, let our Hollywood role models put a face on our future. And when it’s time to vote …remember don’t let the facts get in the way!
Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne
Up until now the greatest danger Obama Faces is Obama himself. If he chooses Hillary as his running mate he’ll also have to worry about his health and well being. At even the slightest sign of a cold we all know that Hillary would hand Barack a Kleenex, but try to assume Presidential power.
As an African-American, I’m proud to see someone who looks like me get as far as he has. His speech writing and oratory skills are brilliant and I can’t wait to hear how he plans to accomplish everything he promises…before the election.
As a sometime advertising copywriter myself, I know the power of words and how they can manipulate the perception of the masses. Even John McCain has changed the theme of his campaign from “Experience” to “Change” because the buzzword works. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I’d like Barack to go to Iraq, without McCain leading him by the hand, and come back with an honest report to the American people.
And as far as the recent rise of “Monkey Barellism” in politics goes, we all have skeletons in our closets and have had associations that can be considered dubious at best. It’s how quickly we resolve and distance ourselves from them that builds our character and credibility.
I haven’t made my mind up on who I want to vote for yet, but I do know I don’t want a President who’s either too fast or too slow on the nuclear trigger.
Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne
To See how MONKEY BARELLISM SCANDAL ROCKS CAPITOL HILL!
June 3, 2008
BO DIDDLEY 12/30/26
“I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.” Bo Diddley
When I was trying to break into the music business, one of the first Rock and Roll stars I met was Bo Diddley. It was backstage in a rehearsal room at an Alan Freed show in 1959. I would’ve been happy with an autograph and a few words of encouragement, but Bo put himself out there.
When I asked him how does he get “his sound”, he actually took a few minutes to show me. He took my acoustic guitar and re-tuned it to an open e chord and handed it back to me. I tried to play the usual way with the fingering I learned, but it sounded horrible.
He smiled and took the guitar and played his signature, “Hey Bo Diddley” riff playing the open E chord, then barring the 5th fret when he wanted to change the chord to A. He was about to show me how it sounded on his electric guitar and his little rehearsal amp when Jackie Wilson and Jimmy Clanton came in with Bobby Darin wanting to use the phonograph to play an acetate of his next single, “Dream Lover”.
The stage manager announced that the next show was in a half hour and all guests would have to leave. Bo never finished my lesson and I never saw him again but I’ll never forget the kindness he showed me.
To quote Alan O’Day and Johnny Stevenson’s song,
“If you believe in forever, life is just a one night stand
If there’s a Rock and Roll Heaven, you know they’ve got a hell of a band!”
Bo Diddley R.I.P. Rock In Perpetuity
Respectfully, Artie Wayne
To view “Rock and Roll Heaven”
From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne
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June 2, 2008
Racism, Sexism, and Ageism are certainly issues in the race to the White House, but “Monkey Barrelism” is the most dangerous threat to our political system and to the American way of life.
Now that a delusional white priest who claims to be an Obama supporter has joined in the fray Obama’s ex-pastor, the not-so- Reverend Wright started, we all can talk openly about “Monkey Barrelism” without being considered racists.
These men have their own agendas and are basking in all the attention the media is giving them. Unfortunately there are many people out there who believe words that are repeated in the media over and over again are the undisputed truth.
The democratic primaries have gone on for so long, the candidates themselves are getting tired of their own bullshit, which is why they’re making so many gaffes in their speeches. They all speak without thinking and have to issue daily apologies. They should apologize to the public for their pandering rhetoric and endless sound bytes that are supposedly “taken out of context”…but are remembered far longer than any apology they might make.
I wonder if the October surprise is going to be the “outing” of Obama, finally putting the gay rumors to rest. Will it be the “Water boarding” of McCain to see if the guy can really take it, or could it possibly be Hillary announcing that she’s replacing Judge Judy on her TV Show, while Judy is offered the Vice-Presidential spot on both the Republican and Democratic ticket.
Before the general election we have time to stop “Monkey Barrelism” before it rears its ugly head again. In November I want to respect the candidate that I’ll back and not just wind up voting for the lesser of two assholes running.
One monkey don’t stop the show…but two or three can slow it down!
Copyright by 2008 by Artie Wayne