April 20, 2014
April 16, 2014
BACK IN THE EARLY 70′s WHEN I WAS GENERAL MANAGER OF WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC I KEPT HEARING ABOUT A “VOCAL COACH” (FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD) WHO WAS WORKING MIRACLES WITH SOME OUR STAFF WRITERS INCLUDING JACKSON BROWNE, DANNY O’KEEFE, BOB STRAUSS, AND WARREN ZEVON. HIS NAME WAS WARREN BARIGIAN AND HE USED UNORTHODOX METHODS TO BRING OUT THE BEST VOCALLY FROM EACH OF HIS CLIENTS.
WHEN I HEARD THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VOCAL QUALITY OF JACKSON BROWNES FIRST AND SECOND ALBUM I WAS AMAZED! I MY FRIEND SINGER/SONGWRITER PATTI DAHLSTROM (“EMOTION”) HAD A SINGLES DEAL WITH UNI RECORDS AND INTRODUCED ME TO WARREN…SHE REMEMBERS FONDLY…
I BELIEVE IT WAS PATTI THAT FIRST INTRODUCED ME TO HIM, WHEN I WAS PREPARING TO DO MY VERY FIRST ALBUM IN 1974..
HOW HE EVER GOT ME TO SING PAST MY FEARS WAS MIRACULOUS. HE WOULD CONTORT YOUR BODY IN A CERTAIN WAY AND YOU WOULD LOSE PRESENCE OF MIND, AND IN THOSE PRECISE MOMENTS, HE COULD PULL SOMETHING OUT OF YOU VOCALLY THAT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD.
HE LOVED AND RESPECTED FAMILY. WHEN MINE MOVED INTO A LARGE HOME AFTER MY SUCCESS WITH ‘RHINESTONE COWBOY’, HE SHOWED UP ONE DAY WITH FOUR LARGE BOTTLES OF WINE. I ASKED HIM WHY THE FOUR BOTTLES? HE INFORMED ME THAT THEY STOOD FOR THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE FOUNDATION OF MY HOUSE.
BUT HERE IS MY FAVORITE STORY, AND I CAN HEAR HIS RICH LAUGHTER AS I’M WRITING THIS..
SOMETIME DURING THE MID 80′S I DEVELOPED A SORENESS IN MY THROAT THAT WAS LASTING OVER THREE MONTHS. I BECAME VERY CONCERNED, AS THIS WAS SOMETHING I NEVER HAD BEFORE. I WENT TO A FEW DOCTORS WHO MISDIAGNOSED ME ENTIRELY, ALTHOUGH THE LAST DOCTOR DID FIND THAT I HAD AN ULCER ON ONE OF MY VOCAL CHORDS, AND PRESCRIBED AN ANTI-BIOTIC. THE MEDICINE UPSET MY STOMACH, SO I DID WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE..I CALLED WARREN.
I ARRIVED AT HIS HOUSE AND WAS GREETED WITH HIS USUAL BIG HUG AND ROBUST LAUGHTER, TELLING ME THAT HE KNEW EXACTLY
WHAT HAD TO BE DONE. HE INSTRUCTED ME TO LAY DOWN ON HIS COUCH. HE THEN PUT A BAND AROUND MY HEAD THAT WAS ATTACHED TO AN ALPHA WAVE MACHINE. WHEN I CLOSED MY EYES, I SAW LIGHTS FLASHING PAST AS THE MACHINE BEGAN TO RELAX ME. HE THEN PUT A HAND-TOWEL ON MY THROAT, AND WAS ABOUT TO PLACE A SMALL VIBRATOR OVER IT. I ASKED HIM WHAT HE WAS DOING!?! HE LAUGHED THAT LAUGH, AND THEN ASKED ME IF I NOTICED THAT WHEN I HAD A WOUND THAT WAS FINALLY HEALING, THE AREA STARTED TO ITCH..I REPLIED ‘YES’. HE LAUGHED AGAIN AS HE SWITCHED ON THE VIBRATOR, PLACING IT OVER THE TOWEL, TOLD ME TO SLEEP, AND SIMPLY REPLIED, ‘WELL..WE’RE GOING TO FOOL THE HEALING SYSTEM AND WE’RE GOING TO ”TICKLE’ YOU BACK TO HEALTH. IT WAS BRILLIANT..I SAW HIM MAYBE THREE OR FOUR TIMES FOR THIS ‘TREATMENT’, AND THE PROBLEM IN MY THROAT TOTALLY DISAPPEARED.
WE ARE ALL ONE OF A KIND, BUT WARREN WAS BIGGER THAN LIFE ITSELF, AND ALTHOUGH HE SUFFERED FROM VARIOUS ILLNESSES
LATER IN LIFE, HE STILL THOUGHT OF ME, AS I DID OF HIM, AND ALWAYS ENCOURAGED ME, RELEASING HIS LOVE, ENCASED IN WONDERFUL, RICH LAUGHTER.
I CELEBRATE MY FRIENDSHIP WITH HIM, AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM IN THE AFTERLIFE.”
“He gave me a voice to sing with and was my dear friend for more than forty years. His suffering is over but the memory of his kindness and his amazing work will live on. Rest In Peace, Warren.”
ROBERT STRAUSS WAS ALSO DEEPLY AFFECTED BY WARREN…
“One of the most kind, brilliant men I ever knew. His contribution to the understanding of voice and its relationship to other physiological systems is beyond measure. Rest in peace, Warren. Although we’ve been out of touch for many years, I still think of him often. My deepest condolences to Henry and all of Warren’s loved ones.”
SOME OF WARRENS OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE MENTIONED IN HIS OBITUARY IN THE FRESNO BEE…
“On the nineteenth of March 2014, the voice of the brilliant founder and developer of Vocal Bio Matrix, was stilled. He lectured and taught for over 45 years. He worked with hundreds of top performing artists including: Keith Carradine, Bette Midler, James Coburn, Rene Russo, Tom Petty, Meatloaf, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, and also Cher. David Geffen, music industry giant of Geffen Records, sent literally, teams of his artists to work with Warren. He developed this technique working with singers. His natural attraction to body energetics, science, and metaphysics helped him explore avenues of the voice never fully studied before. He leaves behind his brother, Henry Barigian; sister, Harriet Mouradian, and her daughters, Eileen and Laura. He had many cousins, that will forever cherish his memory. Warren was preceded in death by his father, Henry Barigian Sr., and mother, Irene Bagdasarian Barigian, both from Fowler and Fresno, California. Warren would say, “Your value as a human being is based upon your ability to create, and true creation only comes forth from your essence. When you are not embraced by your essence, you cannot possibly be yourself; you are doomed to live a life of drama, fear, and anger. The inability to have contact with your essence is the greatest travesty of civilization. We have become ships without rudders with nothing to guide us. The light of your life is your essence, for it guides you into forces that give you value and purpose.”
I’M PROUD TO HAVE BEEN WARREN BARIGIANS FRIEND AND TREASURE THE TIME HE SPENT AND ALL THE WONDERFUL DISCOVERIES HE SHARED WITH ME, INCLUDING HOW TO RETRIEVE LOST MEMORIES.
FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS WRITING MY FIRST BOOK, “I DID IT FOR A SONG”, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I REMEMBERED EVERYTHING ACCURATELY AND WARREN SUGGESTED THAT I TAKE TWO TABLESPOONS OF EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL EVERY TIME I SAT DOWN TO WRITE. ONCE AGAIN HE WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY! MY FRIENDS WERE ALL AMAZED AT HOW MUCH I REMEMBERED.
I CAN NEVER THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT HE GAVE ME THROUGHOUT MY LIFE…FROM WORKING WITH ME AS A SINGER WHEN I RECORDED AN ALBUM FOR CASABLANCA TO HELPING NEW AND ESTABLISHED SINGER/SONGWRITERS WHO ATTENDED THE ARTIE WAYNE MOTIVATION COURSE, NOT ONLY DID WARREN LECTURE A FEW TIMES HE SHARED SOME VALUABLE INFORMATION TO THE SRO CROWD WHICH INCLUDED MY MUSICAL DIRECTOR ALAN O’DAY (“UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ANGIE BABY”), JOHN BARNES (CO-WRITER OF MICHAEL JACKSONS “BAD”), JASON BLOOM (ONE OF THE WRITERS FOR THE BACKSTREET BOYS), AND DIANE WARREN “UNBREAK MY HEART”, “HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT YOU?”, “IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME”).
WARREN, MAY YOU R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY
RESPECTFULLY, YOUR FRIEND ARTIE
YOU CAN BUY MY BOOK, “I DID IT FOR A SONG” (AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY FOR $9.99 BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO ARTIE WAYNE P.O. BOX 1105 , DESERT HOT SPRINGS CALIFORNIA, 92240 OR THROUGH PAYPAL TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS email@example.com
April 14, 2014
IT’S BEEN OVER A MONTH SINCE I HAD MY LAST PRP INJECTION WHICH I CAN’T AFFORD AND I’M GETTING WEAKER EVERY DAY, BUT I HAVEN’T GIVEN UP HOPE. (CLICK ONTO STORY) https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/good-news-and-bad-news/
CURRENTLY I CAN’T WALK OR USE MY HANDS EXCEPT FOR TWO FINGERS WHICH I USE TO TYPE. I’VE BEEN LIVING FOR THE LAST NINE MONTHS AT THE PREMIER CARE CENTER IN PALM SPRINGS WHERE I’M WELL CARED FOR 24 HOURS UNFORTUNATELY I’M TWO MONTHS BEHIND IN MY RENT AND DON’T EXPECT ANY SONGWRITING OR PUBLISHING ROYALTIES UNTIL MY ADVANCES ARE EARNED BACK.
THANK GOD I’M STARTING TO BE ABLE TO PAINT CLOTHING AGAIN…BETTER THAN EVER! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/my-handpainted-creations/
I’M TRYING TO LOCATE SOME OF MY CELEBRITY CLIENTS INCLUDING ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. AND SARAH JESSICA PARKER WHO COULD EASILY AFFORD MY CREATIONS. I ALSO PLAN TO PUT THEM UP ON E-BAY THIS WEEK
I HAVE TO SUSPEND TEACHING DAILY EXERCISE CLASS AND WEEKLY PAINTING SESSIONS TO PATIENTS UNTIL I’M FEELING BETTER. I’VE APPLIED TO MUSIC CARES THE CHARITABLE ARM OF NARAS (WHO GIVES OUT THE GRAMMYS) FOR EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID.
PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR PRAYERS.
THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE
April 3, 2014
LION JACKET ON BLACK LEATHER (FRONT, BACK , AND GLOWING IN THE DARK) $3,000
ALL JACKETS ARE HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ME
SPECIAL THANKS TO BLAIRE DEWAR AND JO”Z” CRUZ FOR THEIR HELP IN GETTING ME TO PAINT AGAIN AND TO NURSES ASSISTANT MAYRA GONZALEZ (PICTURED ABOVE) , VICTOR, AND ALL MY FRIENDS AT THE PREMIER CARE CENTER FOR KEEPING ME HAPPY AND WEll 24 HOURS A DAY!
IF YOU WANT TO BUY A JACKET, YOU CAN SEND A CASHIER’S CHECK TO ME AT THE PREMIER CARE CENTER IN PALM SPRINGS 2990 E Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA92264 (760) 323-2638 ROOM 42C UNDER MY REAL NAME WAYNE KENT OR YOU CAN SEND A CASHIERS CHECK TO ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT P.O.BOX 1105 DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA. 92240…OR SEND CASH THROUGH PAYPAL TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org
ILL PAY FOR PRIORITY SHIPPING…THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE
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!”
FOR COMPLETE STORY CLICK ONTO EVERY URL WITHIN THIS ARTICLE https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/good-news-and-bad-news/
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!