When I watched Neil Armstrong take his first step onto the moon, on a giant TV screen in New York’s Central Park, I never felt so much pride in being an American! On the same grounds where there were bitter protests against our involvement in the Viet Nam War there was cheering and a unity like I had never seen before or since.

Neil remained a hero for all of his life, staying 240,000 miles above scandal and human frailties that have brought so many crashing to earth.

When I heard he passed away, I was in tears not just for his loss, but for finding my own spirit again, as well as the spirit of a whole new generation, ready to dream impossible dreams, brave new frontiers, and help to make our world a better place.

Thank you Neil Armstrong R.I.P. may you Rocket Into Perpetuity!

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PICTURE AT TOP  COPYRIGHT 1969 BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

THANKS TO HUNTER GEORGE FOR FINDING THIS AMAZING VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJiG4lrtvk&feature=share

CURRENTLY MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WHICH I RECEIVE IMMEDIATELY. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT artiewayne@gmail.com  OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE

CLICK HERE TO SEE 3 MINUTE VIDEO “I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cBKN-pj5Qw&feature=plcp

I’M PROUD TO SAY THAT THIS IS MY 676th ARTICLE I’VE POSTED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS CHRONICLING MY 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND POSSIBLY MY SADDEST.

IF YOU’VE BEEN FOLLOWING MY BLOG YOU KNOW HOW DEVESTATING THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE BEEN FOR ME PHYSICALLY, AS WELL AS NOT RECEIVING ROYALTIES FROM TWO POSTHUMOUSLY RELEASED MICHAEL JACKSON CUTS, TO THE REMOVAL OF MY BOOK FROM AMAZON.COM, AND THE DELETION OF MY ENTIRE WEBSITE BY A FORMER FRIEND.

ALTHOUGH I’M TRULY GRATEFUL TO NARAS AND THEIR CHARITABLE ARM “MUSIC CARES” FOR PAYING MY RENT, PHONE AND INTERNET FOR A FEW MONTHS, THEIR GRANT DOESN’T INCLUDE ANY CASH DIRECTLY TO ME AND I RAN OUT OF FOOD TWO DAYS AGO…BUT NOT OUT OF HOPE!

I WANT TO ASSURE ALL MY FRIENDS AND READERS THAT I’M NOT GIVING UP. ALTHOUGH I CAN NO LONGER WALK OR HAVE USE OF MY HANDS, EXCEPT FOR ONE FINGER WHICH I USE TO TYPE, I BELIEVE THAT “IF YOU CAN ONLY LIFT ONE FINGER YOU STILL CAN LEAD THE WAY!”

CURRENTLY MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WHICH I RECEIVE IMMEDIATELY. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT, P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

ALTHOUGH I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT LEAVING THIS WORLD, LIKE A FEW FRIENDS OF MINE HAVE RECENTLY, WITH THE GRACE OF GOD…I’LL SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER. IN THE MEANTIME, I’D LIKE TO SHARE MY SONG OF HOPE WITH YOU, “I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cBKN-pj5Qw&feature=plcp

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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ELECTRIC PIANO BY ALAN O’DAY

PHOTO BY PHIL X. MILSTEIN

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IT’S RUMORED THAT AMERICA’S FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS WILL BE OFFERING A DISCOUNT ON ELECTION NIGHT TO EVERYONE WHO PROVIDES PROOF THAT THEY VOTED.

WHAT A GREAT NON-POLITICAL WAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS RAISE AWARENESS! I HOPE THE UPPER SCALE RESAURANTS JOIN THE MOVEMENT AS WELL.

I’LL EVEN DONATE A SLOGAN TO PROMOTE THE EVENT…

“WE DON’T CARE WHO YOU VOTE FOR…AS LONG AS YOU VOTE!” THEN JOIN US ON “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT!”

copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

CURRENTLY MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WHICH I RECEIVE IMMEDIATELY. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT artiewayne@gmail.com  OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

I’LL SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER.

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE  http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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