February 9, 2014
“In early 1964, the Beatles are making their mark on the world. Even Walter, my labrador retriever, is a fan. Every time the intro to “I Feel Fine” comes on the radio, Walter jumps up on me, and I have to dance him around the room!
I’m not only excited about the Beatles coming to play Carnegie Hall, but also because there’s a 3-foot Liberty Records publicity picture of me in photographer James Kreigsman’s permanent display case outside the venue, touting me as the artist of the month.
I buy 4 tickets for the second row, a few weeks in advance of the concert, for a ridiculously high price of $40 — $10 each! I invite Ed Silvers and his wife Maryanne, to the concert, to repay them for all the kindness they’ve shown me. I also ask Jemela, the inspiration behind “Midnight Mary” to be my date, and to bring her camera. They all laugh and are surprised to see my publicity photo while we’re waiting on line. Jemela wants to take a picture of it, but I say we’ll have plenty of time to do that after the show.
Even before the concert begins, there’s a restless rumble in the crowd, the kind of reaction that usually precedes a revolution!
As John, Paul, George, and Ringo make their way through the fans who are seated on stage, including NYC Mayor Wagner and his family, thousands of flashbulbs go off at the same time! By the time they plug their guitars into their Vox amps, everyone in Carnegie Hall is standing. I look around and see thousands of people experiencing a musical orgasm, simultaneously releasing themselves from the repression of the 50s, and embracing the promise of the 60s!
I’ve never seen an audience react to a band like I witness tonight. Although Carnegie Hall has some of the best acoustics in the world I can’t hear one word over the constant roar of the crowd. Fortunately, I’m close enough to read their lips so I can tell what song they’re singing. By the end of the night, I’m totally part of the mayhem, as I stand on my seat screaming, “I Want To Hold Your Hand,!”
After the show, a reporter from the Daily News comes over to me and asks, “Aren’t you a little old to be acting like this?” I say, “It’s the Beatles, man! It’s the bloody BEATLES!” When he asks my name, I say,”Ed Silvers.”
After the show, we all forget about taking pictures of my display, and go for a snack at the Russian Tea Room. The next morning, when I pass the display case on the way to Liberty Records, it’s completely covered in lipstick and magic marker with messages for Paul and Ringo. Oh well, at least I can say I made one brief appearance in my lifetime, at Carnegie Hall.”
COPYRIGHT 1963 BY GEORGE KREIGSMAN
February 3, 2014
“IF YOU CAN ONLY LIFT ONE FINGER, YOU STILL CAN LEAD THE WAY!”
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THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE
January 30, 2014
I AM WRITING THIS POST WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. AFTER BEING UNABLE TO WALK OR USE MY HANDS FOR OVER A YEAR, YESTERDAY I GOT SOME GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS …THE GOOD NEWS IS FROM MY DOCTOR WHO SAYS THAT AFTER A FEW MORE PRP INJECTIONS I COULD BE WALKING AGAIN! THE BAD NEWS IS THAT MEDICARE REFUSES TO PAY FOR MY $800.00 INJECTIONS!
AFTER MOVING INTO THE ASSISTED LIVING PREMIER CARE FACILITY IN PALM SPRINGS, CA NINE MONTHS AGO,MY 24 HOUR CARE IS COSTING ME $75000 A YEAR. ALTHOUGH MEDICARE AND MEDICAL PAY MOST OF THE BILLS I HAVE TO PAY MY SHARE WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK AND ALL OF MY ROYALTIES, LEAVING ME ABOUT $35 A MONTH, HOWEVER INTENSE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WORKING WITH ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR BLAIRE DEWAR 2 WEEKS AGO I STARTED TO USE MY RIGHT HAND AND BEGAN TO PAINT AGAIN GIVING ME A CHANCE TO GET BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN! (SEE BELOW}
photos above by Sandy Anderson
I’M GLAD TO SAY MY ARTISTIC ABILITIES HAVEN’T DIMINISHED AND I WANT TO OFFER MY $4500.00 CREATION TO ONE OF MY FIRST CLIENTS, WHO BOUGHT SEVERAL JACKETS AND SHIRTS FROM ME, ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.(“IRON MAN 1,2,AND 3”) UNFORTUNATELY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO REACH HIM.
I’D ALSO LIKE TO CONTACT OPRAH WINFREY, ELLEN DEGENERES, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, AND DIANE SAWYER WHO I’M WOULD BE INTERESTED IN MY STORY…BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO REACH ANY OF THEM DIRECTLY. IF ANY OF YOU OUT THERE CAN HELP ME I WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT!
MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS email@example.com and phone # at PREMIER CARE CENTER IS (760) 323-2638 ROOM 42C UNDER MY REAL NAME WAYNE KENT
HERE’S THE VIDEO OF ME DANCING IN MY WHEELCHAIR TO SONG I JUST WROTE “DANCE IN YOUR SEAT” WITH TRADE MARTIN. MY DOCTOR SAYS IF I CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS LIKE THIS WITH MY PRP INJECTIONS I COULD BE WALKING IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS! YOU’LL ALSO GET TO SEE SOME OF THE T-SHIRTS MY STUDENTS ARE MAKING.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, FOR GOD WHO’S BEEN LISTENING TO THEM, AND FOR CHARLIE JENKINS HEAD OF PREMIER CARE WHO’S ENCOURAGING ME TO CONDUCT MORNING EXERCISES FOR THE PATIENTS , TEACH AN ART CLASS, AND LET ME HEAD UP A PROGRAM THAT HAS BROUGHT IN HUNDREDS OF DVDS FOR THE PATIENTS TO WATCH FOR AND AND DOZENS OF BLANK T-SHIRT FOR THE PATIENTS TO PAINT!
January 11, 2014
After I had to be rescued from a nursing home in Desert Hot Springs, Ca., where I was drugged in order for them to seize my assets I moved into a small studio apartment in Palm Springs. When I was no longer able to walk or use my hands, I reluctantly moved into the Premium Care Center in Palm Springs, where I happily was looked after with kindness and compassion 24 hours a day. It wasn’t long before I became productive again!
I’m happy to say that my FACEBOOK friends and readers of my blog ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB have donated 227 DVDS to Premier care including classics like, “WHITE CHRISTMAS” AND “CASABLANCA” to current box office smashes, “HUNGER GAMES” AND “IRON MAN 3”
I also help to conduct daily exercise classes and teach art classes twice a week, showing residents how to paint shirts, which I hope we’ll sell at the Palm Springs street fair. Up until now I’ve been paying for all the t-shirts and paint myself which I no longer can afford able to do. If you’d like to make a donation to keep this program going please click here http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/how-to-donate-paint-and-t-shirts/
94 year old Marguerite “Pam” Bryske, resident of PREMIER CARE CENTER in Palm Springs, Ca. with two of her hand painted creations she made with Blaire Dewar.
HERE’S THE VIDEO OF ME DANCING IN MY WHEELCHAIR TO SONG I JUST WROTE “DANCE IN YOUR SEAT” WITH TRADE MARTIN. MY DOCTOR SAYS IF I CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS LIKE THIS WITH MY PRP INJECTIONS I COULD BE WALKING IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS!
January 9, 2014
December 20, 2013
MY LONGTIME FRIEND AND SOMETIME COLLABORATOR, PATTI DAHLSTROM HAS JUST RELEASED HER FIRST BOOK,”TRAVELING WITH JESUS”. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I HAVE! HERE IS A SAMPLE CHAPTER YOU CAN READ ON HER WEBSITE! http://pattidahlstrombooks.com
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December 12, 2013
I FIRST MET MILT OLIN WHEN HE WAS THE COO OF NAPSTER, THE CONTROVERSIAL FILE SHARING WEBSITE. I GOT TO KNOW HIM WHEN HE BECAME A SILENT PARTNER IN GENGHIS COHEN, A CHINESE RESTAURANT LOCATED IN A JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD,WHICH I NAMED AND HOSTED FOR NINE YEARS.
MY FRIEND, THE LATE ALLAN RINDE, WHO OWNED GENGHIS, ALWAYS CREDITED MILT AND JOE KLEIN THE RADIO AND TV SPOT MAKER (ANOTHER SILENT PARTNER) FOR MUCH OF THE BUSINESS IN THE RESTAURANT THAT MADE IT ONE OF THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN HOLLYWOOD!
FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. died Sunday afternoon after he was fatally struck by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s patrol car. Olin, who was bicycling, was pronounced dead on the scene, while the deputy sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. Olin was 65 years old.
They were both traveling in the same direction, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department Sunday evening. The collision took place on the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, Calif.
Woodland Hills Patch confirmed Olin’s identity, and witnesses told Patch that the patrol car’s windshield was smashed.
Investigators confirmed to CBS2 Los Angeles that Olin was in the bike lane when he was struck by the patrol car. The police officer was not responding to an emergency at the time of the collision, and neither speed, drugs nor alcohol are not believed to be factors in the collision, investigators told CBS2.
Olin is at least the fourth bicyclist to die on Mulholland Highway in the last four years, and his death is the 34th bicycling fatality in Los Angeles County this year, according to Ted Rogers. Rogers tracks bicycling fatalities in Southern California on his bicycle rights site bikingla.com and notes that around this time last year, LA County had 21 bicycling deaths.
Olin was a founding partner at Altschul & Olin, LLP at the time of his death,according to his LinkedIn profile. His profile also shows that he was COO of Napster, a file-sharing site, from 2000 to 2002 and graduated from UCLA School of Law.
CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE LOUISE AND FAMILY.
MILT OLIN R.I.P., MAY YOU ROCK IN PERPETUITY
MY FRIEND PATTI DAHLSTROM AND I WROTE THIS THE NIGHT OUR FRIEND JIM CROCE DIED IN A PLANE CRASH AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO DEDICATE IT TO OUR FRIEND MILT.
November 30, 2013
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO DONATE PAINT AND T-SHIRT GIFT CERTIFICATES TO ME ON BEHALF OF THE PATIENTS AT THE PREMIER CARE CENTER IN PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA. I’LL BE ABLE TO TEACH MORE PEOPLE TO PAINT T-SHIRTS AND EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN WAYS THEY’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE!
WE NEED BLACK COTTON T-SHIRTS IN SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, AND EXTRA LARGE WHICH WE GET AT WAL-MART AND K-MART AND COULD BE PURCHASED AND SENT TO US IN A GIFT CARD.
THE PAINT WE USE COMES FROM MICHAEL’S ART STORES AS WELL AS WAL-MART AND COULD ALSO BE PURCHASED AND SENT TO US IN A GIFT CARD.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE PATIENTS ARE DOING…PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO
ARTIE WAYNE / WAYNE KENT P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240 OR SEND CASH DIRECTLY TO ME THROUGH PAYPAL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS IN ADVANCE, ARTIE
EVERY FRIDAY AND MONDAY I’VE BEEN TEACHING PATIENTS AT PREMIER CARE CENTER IN PALM SPRINGS, CA….HOW TO PAINT T-SHIRTS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES GIVING THEM FREE SHIRTS AND PAINT WHICH I PAY FOR MYSELF.
I’VE BEEN IMPROVING SINCE I MOVED IN HERE MYSELF AND I’M HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO SOMETHING FOR THE PATIENTS AND THE FACILITY!
UNFORTUNATELY, I’M RUNNING OUT OF MONEY TO FINANCE THIS MYSELF!
IF YOU’D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO KEEP IT GOING YOU MAY DO SO BY SENDING IT TO ME…ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, 92240 OR YOU CAN SEND CASH TO ME THROUGH PAYPAL AT email@example.com
THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE
November 28, 2013
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THE CHORUS OF MY WRITERS AND SINGERS FROM WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC AND RONDOR MUSIC WHO WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ARTIE WAYNE