June 21, 2014
“SUMMER” BY CALVIN HARRIS
“SING” BY ED SHEERAN
“HAPPY’ BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“IF ALL WE HAVE IS THIS MOMENT” BY ARTIE WAYNE
“WHEN THE LOVE RUNS OUT” BY NEW REPUBLIC
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June 20, 2014
L-R DON KIRSHNER, BARRY MANN, GERRY GOFFIN AND AL NEVINS
WHEN I WAS SIGNED TO ALDON MUSIC BACK IN 1959 NOT ONLY DID CAROLE KING HELP WITH MY MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT, BUT HER HUSBAND GERRY GOFFIN UNSELFISHLY GAVE ME TIPS AND ENCOURAGEMENT THAT GAVE ME A LYRICAL EDGE!
MY CONDOLENCES TO CAROLE AND THEIR DAUGHTER LOUISE WHOM I USED TO BABYSIT
GERRY MAY YOU ROCK IN PERPETUITY!!
RESPECTFULLY, ARTIE WAYNE
HERE’S THE STORY ON HOW I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO HEAR, “WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW?”
Copyright 2014 by Artie Wayne
June 3, 2014
NO LONGER ABLE TO FINANCE MY PAINTING PROGRAM MYSELF, MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS DONATED MONEY FOR PAINT AND T-SHIRTS FOR THE RESIDENTS, AS WELL AS 325 DVDS WHICH WERE DONATED TO PREMIER FOR THEIR TWICE A WEEK MOVIE PROGRAMS. THE DONATIONS INCLUDED CLASSIC FILMS LIKE, “CASABLANCA”, “THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS”, AND MODERN BLOCKBUSTERS LIKE, “FROZEN”, “HUNGER GAMES”, AND “ANCHORMAN 2”
THE ADMINISTRATORS SEEMED PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE FROM THE RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A POSITIVE STEP TOWARDS CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF THE ARCHAIC SOMETIMES “HORRIFIC” WAYS NURSING HOMES WERE RUN. THEN THE EMPTY BED NEXT TO ME WAS FILLED BY ANOTHER ” HOSPICE” PATIENT, WHICH MEANS SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN BROUGHT INTO THE FACILITY TO DIE!
THE FIRST NIGHT HE WAS THERE HIS MOANS AND CRYING KEPT ME AWAKE, BUT MY BEGGING TO HAVE HIM REMOVED FELL UPON DEAF EARS AND A WEEK LATER, AFTER A FEW “UNEARTHLY” GASPS AND GURGLES, HE MERCIFULLY PASSED AWAY…WHILE I LAY SHAKING IN THE WAKE. ONCE AGAIN NO ONE FROM THE FACILITY CAME TO MY PSYCHOLOGICAL RESCUE.
I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE THIS HAVE A RIGHT TO A PLACE TO DIE…BUT WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE EIGHT FEET AWAY FROM ME?
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS THE BED NEXT TO ME HAS BECOME A REVOLVING DOOR OF DEATH, WITH THE BODY COUNT AT FIVE ( SO FAR).
AS I WAS FINISHING THIS ARTICLE I RAN INTO CHARLIE JENKINS, THE ADMINISTRATOR OF PREMIER CARE AND TOLD HIM ABOUT HORRORS THAT HAVE THRUST UPON ME. HE SAID, “HE’D LOOK INTO IT!”
I PRAY TO GOD THAT HE WILL…I CAN’T LAST MUCH LONGER LIKE THIS!
COPYRIGHT 2014 BY ARTIE WAYNE
June 2, 2014
WHEN I LOST THE USE OF MY LEGS AND HANDS I MOVED INTO THE PREMIER CARE CENTER IN PALM SPRINGS WHERE I’M TAKEN CARE OF 24 HOURS A DAY. I’VE BEEN HERE FOR A YEAR AND UP UNTIL RECENTLY HAVE BEEN WELL TREATED.
I’M IN A ROOM FOR THREE LONG TERM RESIDENTS WHO PAY $75,000 A YEAR EACH WITH THE HELP OF MEDI-CARE AND MED-ICAL. A FEW MONTHS AFTER I MOVED INTO MY ROOM, THEY TOLD ME THAT I WAS GOING TO GET A NEW ROOMATE WHO WAS VERY QUIET AND WASN’T EXPECTED TO OCCUPY THE ROOM VERY LONG. THEY WERE RIGHT…A FEW WEEKS LATER HE DIED AND I FOUND HIS BODY DANGLING OUT OF THE BED NEXT TO MINE! I STILL DON’T KNOW WHY IT TOOK HOURS AND HOURS TO REMOVE THE REMAINS…WHILE I LAY CRYING QUIETLY FREAKING OUT!
NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WAS TRAUMATIZED BY THIS INCIDENT, BUT I BELIEVED IN THE KINDNESS OF THE NURSES AND NURSES AIDS , EVEN THOUGH NO ONE CAME TO COMFORT ME FROM THE FACILITY. TO STAY POSITIVE, I VOLUNTEERED TO HELP MY FRIENDS IN ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS TO CONDUCT MORNING EXCERSIZE CLASSES SIX DAYS A WEEK, I ALSO GOT THE READERS OF MY BLOG, “ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB ” TO DONATE PAINT AND T SHIRTS, SO I COULD TEACH THE RESIDENTS HOW TO PAINT! for part two of the story click onto https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/premier-care-or-premier-scare-center-part-two/
May 17, 2014
BEFORE I BECAME A FRIEND OF DAVE DIAMOND, I LISTENED REGULARLY TO HIS RADIO SHOW. SINGER/SONGWRITER PATTI DAHLSTROM TOLD ME THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE FEW DISC JOCKEYS ON THE AIR WHO COULD PLAY WHATEVER HE WANTED AND DIDN’T RELY ON A PROGRAM DIRECTORS TASTE OR OBLIGATION.
AS GENERAL MANAGER OF WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC I WOULD PLAY HIM THE BEST NEW MATERIAL THAT CAME ACROSS MY DESK REMEMBERING HIS CLASSIC PRODUCTION OF “INCENSE AND PEPPERMINT” BY THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK…WHICH KEPT RUNNING THROUGH MY MIND AS I READ HIS OBITUARY IN THE L.A. TIMES.
August 7, 1936 – May 5, 2014 S.I. Davison, Jr. a/k/a Slide Davison, a/k/a Dave Diamond, 77, died on Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home in Spearfish, South Dakota. Mr. Davison was born and raised in Howard, South Dakota and attended Howard Grade School and Howard Public High School. He was a member of several Howard Tiger championship athletic teams in both basketball and football. He was named to the All-Conference basketball team three years in a row. He also medaled in track and won two city golf championships. After graduation, Mr. Davison attended Louisiana State University for two years. He played basketball with the Tigers in 1955 and 1956. He transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with B.S. degrees in journalism and history. He also attended Northwest Missouri State University and received an M.A. in English Literature. Mr. Davison changed his name to Dave Diamond when he joined KOIL Radio in Omaha in 1960. He became one of rock radio’s earliest stars. His broadcasting career took him from Lincoln-Omaha to Knoxville, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His legendary radio show, “The Diamond Mine,” became one of the most popular and highest-rated shows in the history of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
He wrote, and performed music for Columbia Records, Universal City Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Claridge Records. Through his publishing company, Black Hills Music, he was the publisher of the #1 song of 1967, “Incense and Peppermints.” Dave finished his radio career as a late night personality at KFI in Los Angeles, the most powerful radio station in America. His talk show was heard all night throughout western America, Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. While working in Los Angeles, Dave attended UCLA and the University of Southern California. He graduated summa cum laude from USC with a master’s in fiction writing from the USC Professional Writing Program. He also has a Ph. D. in holistic studies from Columbia Pacific University and an associate of arts degree in religious science from the Institute of Religious Science in Los Angeles. He spent the rest of his life studying the teachings of Paramahansa Yoganada. Dr. Diamond had several books published and one play produced. He was the author of the popular SLADE western series. His short stories won several national prizes including the Midwest Fiction Prize awarded by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature at Michigan State University, a Negative Capability Fiction Prize from the University of South Alabama, and his poem, “Navigating the Migration,” won the Kansas State Poetry Contest. His play, The Deals are Going Down, had a long and successful run in Los Angeles..
for the complete obituary click onto http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=dave-diamond&pid=171018511&fhid=4902
PATTI DAHLSTROM, WHO WAS THE FIRST TO TELL ME OF DAVE DIAMONDS PASSING REMINDED ME OF AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES.
|“I called David to thank him for playing and promoting my record, Emotion, on L.A. radio. He came to see me perform at the Troubadour and our friendship began, which lasted over 40 years. Lunches every Sunday where we shared our thoughts, our writing, and our spiritual quests are very special memories of my life. When I was cutting my third album, my producer, Bill Schnee, and I would take various mixes of “Sending My Good Thoughts to You” to David at the station. Artie Wayne and I had written it when Jim Croce died, and It was an important track for me on the album. It was a sensitive mix as it was primarily Larry Knechtel on piano and my vocal with few overdubs. David would play the new mix and Bill and i would drive around Beverly HIlls and listen to the station until it was played. Then we’d go back to radio station KISS and get the mix and talk to David about it. With his input and our opinions, we’d remix it and repeat it again night after night until it was right. David got a kick out of helping us, and we had so much fun with his not saying anything about the artist or song, just dropping it between other tunes. He was so much fun and one of the funniest people I have ever known in my life. David was also one of the most loyal people who ever walked through the show business corridor. We will meet again my dear friend and confidante. I know you are now with Carter whooping it up. Will see you again, as I’m counting on your being at the gate when I cross. Thank you for everything, old friend. I love you, David.”|
DAVID I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR THE MUSIC BUSINESS IN GENERAL AND ME IN PARTICULAR. MAY YOU R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY.
HERE IS THE SONG THAT PATTI DAHLSTROM AND I ORIGINALLY WROTE FOR THE LATE JIM CROCE, WHICH WE’D ALSO LIKE TO DEDICATE TO DAVID.
PHOTO AT THE TOP BY PATTI DAHLSTROM
Copyright 2014 by Artie Wayne
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 firstname.lastname@example.org