THE ALAN O’DAY VIDEO JUKEBOX

September 27, 2012

ONE OF THE HAPPIEST TIMES OF MY LIFE WAS WHEN I MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND WORKED AS A SONGPLUGGER FOR VIVA MUSIC (WHICH WAS LATER BOUGHT BY WARNER BROTHERS). I WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED SONGWRITERS IN THE BUSINESS, KENNY LOGGINS “THIS IS IT”, DEWAYNE BLACKWELL (“MR. BLUE”), JERRY CAPEHART “SUMMERTIME BLUES”, AND A TALENTED NEWCOMER WHO HADN’T HAD HIS FIRST HIT YET…ALAN O’DAY.

IN ADDITION TO KNOWING HOW TO PUT A POP SONG TOGETHER ALAN KNEW HOW TO MAKE INCREDIBLE DEMOS THAT SOUNDED GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ON THE RADIO AND WERE COPIED MORE OFTEN THAN NOT BY ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS! EVEN THOUGH I COULDN’T DRIVE AT THE TIME I GOT SO EXCITED WHEN I HEARD “THE DRUM” I HITCHHIKED TO METROMEDIA RECORDS AND GOT BOBBY SHERMAN TO CUT IT!

WHEN I HEARD “HEAVY CHURCH”, A RECORD “SNUFF GARRETT HAD PRODUCED ON HIM, ONCE AGAIN I GOT EXCITED AND HITCHHIKED OUT TO THE VALLEY TO RITCHIE PODOLOR’S AMERICAN RECORDING STUDIO…WHERE I GOT HIM TO CUT IT WITH 3 DOG NIGHT!

WHEN I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE  ALAN COULDN’T WRITE FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP WITH THE DEMAND FOR HIS SONGS, THE LAST PROJECT ALAN AND I WORKED ON WAS “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”. JOHNNY STEVENSON WROTE A SONG WITH A CHORUS THAT I LOVED, AND I ASKED HIM TO COLLABORATE WITH ALAN ON THE VERSES AND CREATE THE SONG YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH TODAY.

EVEN THOUGH WE TOOK DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS, WE’VE REMAINED FRIENDS FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS, WHICH MAKES ME ESPECIALLY HAPPY TO INTRODUCE THE ALAN O’DAY VIDEO JUKEBOX FILLED WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITES, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s including, “UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ANGIE BABY”. ”ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “FLASHBACK”, AND MORE!

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE   

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THE DRUM’ BY BOBBY SHERMAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCYh5y0Jy8

“HEAVY CHURCH” by 3 DOG NIGHT  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw-PJX19pBE

“FLASHBACK” (O’DAY/ WAYNE) by THE 5th DIMENSION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfRXNoyo_F4

“ANGIE BABY by HELEN REDDY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQKyGt_I5L4

“ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN” (O’DAY/ STEVENSON) THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP2wWVasvVo

“UNDERCOVER ANGEL” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xRMw0NyW0

“SKINNY GIRLS”  by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XxFF2Znd4U

 “I HEAR VOICES” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyG30MxOONw

DUET WITH HELEN REDDY ON “ANGIE BABY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoWa_WLB1e4

UPDATED “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN” (O’DAY/ STEVENSON) RONNIE KIMBALL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2cijNKu9qc

 ALAN O’DAY WITH HIS LATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR CHIPPER

“EASY EVIL” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfBKjRmGxAU

“SPIN AWAY” THE LETTERMEN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOKIiqNKRTk

“STARTED OUT DANCIN” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3saq0vo1s

“SKINNY GIRLS’ by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJ6Z3dSh5c

“TRAIN OF THOUGHT” BY CHER  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYXTGauVtg

Anne Murray “Blue Finger Lou”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOYX0xrY51c

“CHRISTMAS EVE” by TATSURO YAMASHITA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYXTGauVtg

“MERMAID” by TATSURO YAMASHITA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhznQhpeD-Y

“KEEP YOUR ANIMAL CLEAN” THE MUPPET BABIES SONG (O’DAY/LIEBHART)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad_IdcioG3o  (song starts at 7:32)

PHOTO L-R- JANIS LIEBART, JIM HENSON,”THE MUPPETS”, AND ALAN O’DAY

YOU CAN REACH ALAN O’DAY AT http://alanoday.com

and on FACEBOOK  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=113462684910&ref=ts

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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IF HITLER WERE ALIVE TODAY WHAT MUSIC WOULD HE BE LISTENING TO? MY GUESS WOULD BE THE RECORD COMPANIES THAT THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP OWNS OR DISTRIBUTES, CONSIDERING THAT  MEMBERS OF THE GROUP HAD EARLY TIES WITH THE NAZIS AND CONTINUED WITH ACQUISITIONS FROM THE PURPLE GANG AND ORGANIZED CRIME! 

UMG owns a number of smaller labels that operate independently including: A&M/Octone, Barclay, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, ECM, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Machete Music, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Group Nashville (which includes Lost Highway, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville), Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group.

Artist Roster

UMG’s roster is comprised of artists covering music around the world. Artists signed to UMG throughout the world include:

North America: Akon, Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, Busta Rhymes, Colbie Caillat, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Daddy Yankee, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Melissa Etheridge, Eve, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, 50 Cent, Nelly Furtado, The Game, Vince Gill, Godsmack, Hinder, India.Arie, Jack Johnson, Jay-Z, The Killers, Diana Krall, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Nelly, Ne-Yo, OneRepublic, Pussycat Dolls, Lionel Richie, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, George Strait, Sugarland, Robin Thicke, Timbaland, Shania Twain, Josh Turner, Stevie Wonder, Sting, 3 Doors Down, and Kanye West. 

Europe: Bryan Adams, Bjork (outside North America), Marco Borsato, Calogero, Sergio Dalma, Duffy, Mylene Farmer, Feist, Gianna Nannini, Girls Aloud, Elton John, Jovanotti, Juli, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Ronan Keating, Amy Macdonald, Michael McDonald, Metallica (outside North America), Mika, Noir Désir, Orson, Florent Pagny, Paco de Lucia, Rammstein, Rolling Stones, Rosenstolz, Andre Rieu, Michel Sardou, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol, Sugababes, Take That, Tamara, Tokio Hotel, U2, Vitaa, Amy Winehouse, Zazie, and Zucchero.

Universal Music includes the world’s leading Broadway catalog and contemporary recordings under the Decca Broadway label with such titles as Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Spring Awakening, The Boy From Oz, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, Man From La Mancha, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, and Sunset Boulevard. Universal Music is also responsible for the success of numerous original Soundtracks including The Aviator, Gladiator, King Kong and Mamma Mia! as well as such Oscar-winning scores as Elliot Goldenthal’s Frida, and James Horner’s Braveheart.

UMG owns the world’s largest jazz recording company. The Verve Music Group includes the premier jazz label Verve, focusing on traditional jazz; adult music label Verve Forecast; contemporary jazz label GRP; and Impulse!, which focuses on reissues of its famed catalog. The group’s unparalleled roster of current and catalog artists include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Brazilian Girls, Michael Brecker, John Coltrane, Jamie Cullum, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Queen Latifah, Ledisi, Loreena McKennitt, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Susan Tedeschi, and Lizz Wright.

UMG has also entered the burgeoning business of classical artist management and production with Universal Music Classical Management and Productions (UMCMP). The company develops careers, creates distinctive live events and builds long-lasting brands within the classical music field.

Music Catalog

Representing some of the most influential and legendary recording artists of this century, UMG has the most extensive catalog of music in the industry including: ABBA, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Carpenters, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, John Coltrane, The Commodores, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Bo Diddley, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Tops, Judy Garland, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, The Jackson Five, The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Marley, Nirvana, The Police, Smokey Robinson, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Sublime, The Supremes, The Temptations, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and The Who.

Music Catalog Management

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies. UMe is comprised of several business units and record labels: Universal Chronicles, the unit that manages and markets UMG’s extensive catalog through retail channels; UTV Records, the television marketing unit; Hip-O Records, its independent label that releases CDs and DVDs from outside sources; New Door Records, a label dedicated to producing new music from historically significant recording artists whose catalog is controlled by UMG labels; UMe Digital, the first all digital label from a major music company; Universal Music Media, a company that produces infomercials and long form music programming; Universal Music Special Markets; and Universal Film & Television Music. UMe’s Strategic Marketing unit supports all five areas and is designed to aggressively develop a cohesive and strategic approach to maximizing catalog repertoire by initiating and implementing integrated marketing campaigns, direct to consumer programs, brand management initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Outside North America, the Universal Strategic Marketing division of Universal Music Group International works to maximize the profile and value of UMG’s catalogue in international markets. It acts as a service centre adding value through marketing initiatives and coordination of commercial issues through local and international markets.

Music Publishing

With 47 offices in 41 countries, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry’s largest global music publishing operation. UMPG represents music in every genre from some of the world’s hottest songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information please visit http://www.umusicpub.com.

FOR COMPLETE LIST  OF ALL COMPANIES THAT THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP OWNS OR MANAGES CLICK ONTO http://www.crunchbase.com/company/universal-music-group

IS IT ANY WONDER THAT UMG IS UNDER SIEGE AROUND THE WORLD! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-acquisition-of-capitol-emi-by-umg-wouldve-made-hitler-proud/

HERE ARE THE PROBLEMS I’M HAVING WITH UMG…

https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-acquisition-of-capitol-emi-by-umg-wouldve-made-hitler-proud/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/universal-music-group-under-siege/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/the-first-class-action-audit-against-the-universal-music-group/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/artie-wayne-on-the-web-strikes-again/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/audit-audit-audit/

 

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

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WHILE FIGHTING THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND OTHER LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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In 1974, one of the first calls I receive after taking over as head of IRVING/ALMO music is from my friend, Olivia Newton-John who is looking for material. Except for their hits, I know very little about the catalog, so I hold my first casting meeting to take suggestions from everyone in publishing. The professional staff, secretaries and mailroom boys all pitch ideas to me.

After listening to quite a few songs, one catches my attention, “I HONESTLY LOVE YOU” by Jeff Barry (“TELL LAURA I LOVE HER”, “DA DOO-RUN-RUN”) and Peter Allen (“I GO TO RIO”). I’m late for an appointment so I only have a chance to hear one verse and barely scan the lyric. We ship it to London as quickly as we can along with an idea I have, Brian Wilsons “GOD ONLY KNOWS”, from our Beach Boys catalog.

When Olivia comes over to my office with her producer, John Farrar, and plays a dub for me, I‟m almost in tears. The first thing I say to them is, “This should be the Record of the Year!” You can imagine my surprise when MCA records doesn‟t even want to put it out as a single because, “It‟s too slow!” That‟s when Jerry Moss let me use Harold Childs, and his top A&M record promotion staff to break it out of the album.

Not only does “I HONESTLY LOVE YOU” become a multi-million platinum seller, it becomes the record of the year in 1974! 

 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN TRIES TO SQUEEZE ANOTHER HIT OUT OF JEFF BARRY AND ARTIE.

EPILOGUE..I FLEW BACK TO NY FROM LONDON WITH A LETTER FROM OLIVIA AND JOHN FARRAR TELLING THE GRAMMY PRODUCERS THAT I WAS TO ACCEPT THE GRAMMY ON THEIR BEHALF IF THEY SHOULD WIN RECORD OF THE YEAR. JUST BEFORE THE TELECAST THE GRAMMY PEOPLE ASKED ME TO LET PAUL SIMON, ART GARFUNKLE, AND JOHN LENNON ACCEPT THE AWARD “BECAUSE IT WOULD HELP THE RATINGS.” I DID , OF COURSE, AND WAS LATER REWARDED AND MADE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENTISTS.

I LEFT THE STUDIO T HAT NIGHT WITHOUT SEEING THE PRESENTATION AND HIDING THE TEARS IN MY EYES. TONIGHT I FOUND THE VIDEO OF ANDY WILLIAMS AND THE STAR PRESENTERS AND I STILL HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUlR8jWUKd8&feature=share

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB http://artiewayne.wordpress.com

The first time I met Randy Newman was when he was about to release, “SAIL AWAY”. I was representing him at Warner Brothers Music and I was livid that that during the civil rights movement that someone would put out a record that glorified the slave trade in Africa! After I finished my tirade in producer Lenny Warnoker’s office, he and Randy looked at each other and laughed hysterically. Lenny said, “See I told you that everyone wouldn’t know that your song is a satire”

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Since then I’ve listened to Randy’s songs with a special ear. Last week I posted his latest effort, “I’M DREAMING” (OF A WHITE PRESIDENT) on YOUTUBE when it had only 100 views, today a week later, I see that it has over 700,000! http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/19/watch-randy-newman-is-dreaming-of-a-white-president/                                    
In response to this controversial video, singer/ songwriter Trade Martin, rushed to write his own controversial song and make his own video, and we’re among the first to have a look!
“I’M DREADING” (WE’LL HAVE A MARXIST CHRISTMAS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn0s4QWYQ8

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

TO REACH RANDY NEWMAN http://randynewman.com 

FOR TRADE MARTIN http://trademartin.com

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB http://artiewayne.wordpress.com

Since the death of Michael Jackson three years ago his estate has boasted earnings of over $350 million dollars…while I as a co-writer on two tracks on four posthumous MOTOWN releases, including Michael’s greatest solo hits…has earned me less than $6000…yes SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS!

Do you believe it…I DON’T!

I don’t think I’m overly suspicious of a company that once was in bed with THE NAZIS, whose holdings include several labels, acquired from the PURPLE GANG as well as dozens of independent labels once backed by ORGANIZED CRIME.

This morning when I read this I freaked out!    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/21/universal-emi-merger-ftc-_n_1903776.html

Since I started writing about the treatment I’m getting from the “JACK-OFFICERS” from UMG…a few hundred of my readers who are artists, songwriters and publishers contacted me and said that they were faced with similar problems and asked me what they can do about it.

First check out some of the dubious things I’ve discovered about UMG…then email me with your stories! in the meantime, my investigation continues…

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/universal-music-group-under-siege/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/the-first-class-action-audit-against-the-universal-music-group/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/artie-wayne-on-the-web-strikes-again/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/audit-audit-audit/

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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SOME MORE ANIMATED GIFS!

September 21, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I JUST TALKED TO MY LONGTIME FRIEND ELLEN SANDER, ROCK JOURNALIST (“Saturday Review, The Realist, The L.A. Free Press, The Sunday New York Times, Vogue ”) AND WAS FLATTERED WHEN SHE WANTED TO TAKE ME UP ON MY OFFER TO GIVE MY BOOK, “ARTIE WAYNE’S ADVANCED GUIDE TO BLOGGING”, FREE TO ANY OF MY READERS WHO WANTED ONE.

ALTHOUGH SHE’S HAD A BLOG SINCE 2003, SHE ADMITS SHE’S NEGLECTED IT. BUT NOW SHE’S DECIDED TO JUMP BACK INTO THE BLOGOSPHERE WITH MORE CREDITS THAN THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY LEADING THE FIELD.

I ASKED HER WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO WRITE ABOUT FIRST AND SHE TOLD THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM “TEMPEST”, WHICH I’VE BEEN HEARING A LOT ABOUT. IT PIQUED MY CURIOSITY WHEN I READ ON HER BLOG HOW SHE SPENT THE MORNING OF 9/11. ” Trust Bob Dylan to salve and brighten a day of mourning and bitter awakenings. Tempest is his best album in years, maybe decades. ” 

I COULDN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT ELSE ELLEN HAD TO SAY ABOUT “TEMPEST”…SHE DIDN’T DISAPPOINT ME…THIS WHAT SHE JUST POSTED. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dylan Still Rocks My World

Google Search for Bob Dylan new album: about 87,200,000 results. Google search for “new iPhone” 7,970,000,000 results. For perspective, “Topless Kate” had 685,000,000 results.

When a new Dylan album came out, back in the day, it was the talk of the town, the town consisting of radio, publications and “buzz.” No cellphones, no internet back then. Today the town has a much different geography. The iPhone rules. Even over Royal boobies. As of today, the new iPhone has been “out,” that is, announced, described, enpictured, and hyped for 5 days and Tempest has been out for about a week.

 The iPhone broke the division between a telephone, a media player and a PC. The smart phone made messaging preferable to a phone call. The smart phone made the telephone nearly obsolete. (The iPhone, from most reports is actually a crappy phone but the the other functionality is irresistable. Even to me. I have an iPod Touch and a stupid phone.)


 Bob Dylan broke the sentence. He broke the length barrier for airplay. He broke the mold for the pop recording artist. He broke the mold of his own persona, over and over again.”

TO READ ELLEN’S ENTIRE BLOG…CLICK ON TO http://ccblog.ellensander.com/2012_09_01_archive.html#1450216611095856648

TO REACH ELLEN SANDER ON HER WEBSITE www.ellensander.com 

AND ON HER BLOG  www.ccblog.ellensander.com.  

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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WITH SO MUCH BEING SAID AND WRITTEN ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION, LET’S GET THE RACE CARD OUT OF THE WAY AND CONCENTRATE ON REAL ISSUES WHEN IT’S TIME FOR DEBATES!.

          BARACK OBAMA “HE’S NOT UPPITY…HE’S CONFIDENT!”

              MITT ROMNEY…”HE’S WHITE BUT HE’S NICE!”

EXTRA! EXTRA! RELEASED JUST AN HOUR AGO MY PAL FROM THE PAST, MULTI-ACADEMY AWARD WINNER PLAYS THE RACE CARD IN HIS NEW TRACK, “IM DREAMIN'” 

http://youtu.be/cvLeQbwuKys

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Newman is weighing in on thepresidential election, and he’s playing the race card through a song he wrote called “I’m Dreaming.”

The piano tune features the refrain: “I’m dreaming of a white president.” It is full of satirical, sarcastic — and signature —Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white.

Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says he wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know he’s serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world — and in the current presidential race. He called racism “the great issue of this country.”

“I felt that that sentiment exists in the country,” Newman said in an interview Monday. “I don’t know how many people you can get to admit it. I think maybe zero.”

The song will be released as a free download Tuesday and Newman is encouraging listeners to donate to the United Negro College Fund.

Newman, 68, has won multiple Academy Awards, Grammys and Emmys for composing music for movies such as “Cars,” ”Monsters, Inc.,” the “Toy Story” franchise and the TV series “Monk.” He often writes songs from the perspective of a character not like himself. “Short People,” the 1977 No. 2 Billboard hit, attacked short people. And “Sail Away” is a come on from a slave trader to a potential slave.

“I’m Dreaming” features lyrics like: “He won’t be the brightest, perhaps, but he’ll be the whitest, and I’ll vote for that.” He said as he wrote the song the lyrics “didn’t come that easy.”

“It’s delicate enough that I’m not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could,” said Newman, who added that he’s always worried there may be some backlash following the release of a song like this one.

Newman believes Obama will be re-elected in November and feels that Republican contender Mitt Romney isn’t a “serious candidate for president.”

Newman said he’s proud of how America has progressed, though, but adds that “there’s a long way to go.”

“No European country would have elected a black man,” he said. “I can’t believe it happened. I think it’s fantastic, like a step on the moon.”

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee said some friends told him to save the track — which he wrote a couple weeks ago — for an upcoming album, but he says releasing it now is perfect timing.

“I think it’s for the moment,” he said. “It’s not going to live forever.”

           “IF IT’S ON THE INTERNET…IT’S GOTTA’ BE TRUE!”

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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MY WHOLE LIFE I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN PLACES THAT THRIVED WITH MUSIC. IN THE ‘50s AS A TEEN, I LIVED IN THE BRONX THE HOME OF DOO-WOP. I WENT TO SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH JIMMY MERCHANT (“FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS), SAW ARLENE SMITH (THE CHANTELS) SING IN CHURCH, AND WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH JIMMY CASTOR.

WHEN I MOVED TO MANHATTAN IN THE’60s, I FREQUENTED THE MID-TOWN DANCE CLUBS AND I DANCED TO THE YET TO BE DISCOVERED MUSIC OF THE YOUNG RASCALS (“GOOD LOVIN) AND THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL. (“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?”)

WHEN I BECAME INTERESTED IN SINGING AND WRITING FOLK SONGS, MY FRIEND AND FELLOW SONG PLUGGER PAUL SIMON INTRODUCED ME TO BOB DYLAN AND PLAYED BACK UP GUITAR FOR ME ON HOOT NIGHTS AT THE BITTER END AND GERDES FOLK CITY.

AT THE END OF THE DECADE MY FRIEND, ARTIE KORNFELD INVITED ME TO A LITTLE GATHERING HE STAGED CALLED “WOODSTOCK”

IN THE ’70s, ’80s, ’90s I LIVED IN HOLLYWOOD, LONDON, AND NEW YORK IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS WHICH EVENTUALLY WORE ME OUT.

I’M SEMI-RETIRED AND FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS I’VE LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT. AND ONCE AGAIN I SEEM TO IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEW MUSIC SCENE AS I WATCH A SMALL MUSIC FESTIVAL GROW TO INTERNATIONAL PROPORTION!

I WONDERED IF THIS PLACE COULD EVER BECOME THE NEW WOODSTOCK…AND THEN I READ THIS ARTICLE. http://news.yahoo.com/coachella-may-expand-5-festivals-add-dates-fall-191733537.html

MY FRIEND FROM DESERT EMPIRE REALTY, KAREN KADY, THE “GO-TO LADY” SAYS, “I LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY FOR 36 YEARS AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! THE MUSIC MIGHT BRING ‘EM HERE, BUT THE LIFE STYLE BRINGS ‘EM BACK!”

 

PHOTO AT TOP- RHIANNA PERFORMS AT COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

PHOTO AT BOTTOM – HISTORY IS MADE AS A HOLOGRAM OF RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR PERFORMS

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. 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 WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB http://artiewayne.wordpress.com

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