LINING UP FOR THEIR SHARE, PRINCESS LEIA AND THE WOOKIE ARE THE LAST TO KNOW THAT GEORGE LUCAS SOLD STAR WARS TO DISNEY FOR 4 BILLION DOLLARS!

MOLLY CYRUS UNEXPECTEDLY CANCELS HER “VIRGINITY” TOUR AFTER HER SUDDEN WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT!

 THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE TRIES TO SELL OLD CLIPS OF MICHAEL TO KELLOGS FOR THEIR NEW AD CAMPAIGN

 LAST WEEK ROY ROGERS HORSE “TRIGGER” WHO WAS STUFFED YEARS AGO, SOLD FOR  $240,00… NEXT WEEK A STUFFED ROY ROGERS IS BEING OFFERED FOR $150.000!

IF LIFE IS A LOTTERY LET’S ALL TAKE A CHANCE, BUT IF LIFE IS A MONKEY LET THAT MONKEY DANCE!

A STUBBORN SAN FRANCISCO TURTLE NAMED “FLOPPY”ATTEMPTS TO FLY FOR THE 35th TIME 

TELL ME HONESTLY…CAN YOU EVER USE TOO MUCH COLLAGEN?

AND NOW LINDSAY LOHAN FIRES BACK AT ALL HER CRITICS!

SO COME ON BACK NEXT WEEK TO CELEBRATE 263 YEARS OF MAD MAGAZINE WITH STORIES, CARTOONS , PARODIES, AND MUSIC THAT HAVE WARPED US INTO WHO WE ARE TODAY!

AND UNTIL THEN REMEMBER, “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/

When I was plugging songs in the early ‘70s at Warner Brothers music we represented the music of manager, David Geffen’s artists whose roster included the Eagles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell.

I had known Joni before socially, and respected her talents, but I never knew how deep she was. It wasn’t until my friend, singer/ songwriter Patti Dahlstrom made me sit down and listen to the “Blue” album and read the lyrics did I fully appreciate what Joni was all about.

I was so hungry to hear more that when David Geffen sent cassettes to WB music to copyright the songs from the yet to be released album, “For the Roses”, I volunteered to transcribe all the lyrics (which I had never done before).

Now all these years later, Patti Dahlstrom emails me a review by her friend Mick Brown from the Daily telegraph in London, of the new Joni Mitchell collection that was just released 

The Studio Albums 1968-1979 by Joni Mitchell, review

Joni Mitchell’s 10 CD box set showcases the greatest female singer-songwriter in popular music, says Mick Brown.

5 out of 5 stars

9:47AM GMT 07 Nov 2012

The last few years have not, one senses, been happy ones for Joni Mitchell. Suffering from Morgellons Syndrome, a rare skin condition, she has all but abandoned music altogether. She has not performed in more than ten years, and not released an album since the stately and haunting Shine, five years ago – a record of melancholic reflections on the environment and mankind’s propensity for self-destruction. Once a force of life, Mitchell now seems distinctly at odds with the world.

This release, then, a collection of her first ten studio albums, recorded between 1968 and 1977, seems particularly timely. It’s a reminder of Mitchell’s musical genius – and I don’t use the word lightly – and an affirmation of her status as unquestionably the greatest female singer-songwriter in popular music, as major a figure in her own way as Bob Dylan.

We’re treading on dangerous ground here. Mitchell has sometimes been described as “the female Dylan” – prompting her retort “why doesn’t anybody ever call Dylan the male Joni Mitchell?” And Bob is clearly a sore point. In her last interview, given to the Los Angeles Times in 2010,she lambasted Dylan as “a plagiarist” and “a fake”. “We are like night and day, he and I,” she said. “Everything about Bob is a deception.” Ouch!

Leaving the question of authenticity aside (and Mitchell’s comments surely say more about her cantankerousness than they do about Dylan’s integrity), any stylistic comparison between the two is pretty meaningless, beginning – and ending – with the fact that both began their careers labouring under the description of folk artists.

But what they do share is an arresting narrative to their lives which has nourished and illuminated their work. Dylan’s story is written in stone: the Minnesota childhood; hitchhiking across America on a pilgrimage to meet his hero Woody Guthrie; his apprenticeship in the coffee-houses of New York; his alignment with the civil rights movement; “the voice of a generation”; Newport, the motorcycle crash. And so on.

Mitchell’s narrative is no less beguiling. The childhood in the Canadian prairie town of Saskatoon; her apprenticeship in the coffee houses of Toronto; an early pregnancy, giving up for adoption the daughter that she felt unable to care for her herself; the migration to California, and her ascent to become the reigning queen of the Laurel Canyon – arguably the first, and certainly the most candid, of the confessional singer-songwriters of the era.

While it was true that Mitchell (winner of eight Grammys in all) sang in a folk idiom she was never a folk singer in the way that Joan Baez defined the type – reviving old ballads or singing songs for to fortify the barricades of political protest.

Form the outset, Mitchell was a writer as well as a performer, her earliest songs studies of lovelorn introspection.

TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE BY MICK BROWN CLICK ONTO  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/9655783/The-Studio-Albums-1968-1979-by-Joni-Mitchell-review.html

SPECIAL THANKS TO PATTI DAHLSTROM FOR HELPING PUT THIS ARTICLE TOGETHER. http://patti dahlstrom.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

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CONGRATULATIONS MR.PRESIDENT…WHATEVER CHALLENGES YOU MIGHT FACE, YOUR BIGGEST JOB HAS JUST BEGUN AND THAT’S TO REUNITE ALL OF US.

I DIDN’T VOTE FOR YOU OR FOR MR. ROMNEY. AND WHILE MOST AMERICANS EXERCISED THEIR  FREEDOM OF CHOICE, I EXERCISED MY FREEDOM FROM CHOICE, AND I COULDN’T VOTE FOR ANYONE I DIDN’T BELIEVE IN 100%.

THERE WAS SO MUCH BULLSHIT FLYING AROUND AND I BELIEVE ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN TURDS!

MR. PRESIDENT, UP UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO I WAS MOSTLY DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR JOB PERFORMANCE UNTIL I SAW YOUR RESPONSE TO “HURRICANE SANDY”. BETWEEN NOW AND YOUR INAUGURATION I KNOW THAT YOU CAN QUELL OTHER STORMS ON THE HORIZON AND ONCE YOU’RE INTO YOUR SECOND TERM CAN HELP CORRECT THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE EATING AWAY AT AMERICA TODAY.

YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN MAKE US ALL COME TOGETHER…SO PLEASE LET’S “COME TOGETHER” RIGHT NOW!

GOD BLESS YOU MR. PRESIDENT AND MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!

YOUR LOYAL SON, ARTIE WAYNE  

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

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“In the  early ’70s my friend Don Williams leaves MCA to run Shelter records publishing company for producer Denny Cordell (Procol Harum, Joe Cocker), and (Songwriter/ arranger) Leon Russell (“A Song For You”). He knows I’m a big fan of Bob Marley (“I Shot The Sheriff”, “Get Up-Stand Up”) and invites me to a session Bob is doing for a new label, Mango records, which is a joint venture between Shelter and Chris Blackwell (Traffic), and Island records

Before he goes upstairs to meet with head of Capitol promotion, Al Coury, Don introduces me to Bob and Bunny Wailer, who be jamming in Capitol Records studio B. Bob strikes me as a nice guy and after shaking my hand he hands me a cigar, which I thank him for and put in my shirt pocket. Bob and Bunny look at each other and break out laughing.

Bob says, “No, No light it up, mon”.  A little embarrassed, I tell him, ”I’ll be honest with you, I don’t smoke cigars.”

Bob smiles, “It’s not a cigar…It’s called a “Spliff”. The tobacco is removed from the cigar and replaced with ganja. You light it up then you pass it around. You’re from the Bronx and you don’t know that?”

I smile, take a puff and say, “Just jokin’ mon…just jokin’!

 I light de “spliff” and I spend the rest of the afternoon smiling, passing the “DUTCHY” and listening to de music…mon!”

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

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IT’S BEEN PROVEN THAT PETTING AN ANIMAL RELIEVES STRESS AND PROMOTES HEALING IN HUMANS. I JUST DISCOVERED THAT LOOKING AT THIS ANIMATED GIF OF THESE PARAKEETS FOR 60 SECONDS DOES THE SAME THING!

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

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