December 23, 2009

After reconnecting with a lot people from my past and making new friends on Facebook, I discovered that many were more productive than ever in music, while some had expanded their horizons into other fields. Here are some things I’ve seen and heard that’s impressed me.

My old friend, Ann Munday, who used to run Chrysalis Music in the US, has posted some of her excellent Artwork. She says,“You know that time at school, when you’re supposed to work out what you want to do. My passion was painting. Home life was a nightmare and the art classroom was where I spent as much time as possible. Except for the first 2 months working for a bank, all jobs I took, related to art in some way. And I ended up in the art dept of Charles Hansen music books. From there the music biz fed my creative need, working with songwriters and artists.” The watercolor, “Tea with Klee”, I painted as a gift for my sister in law and brother living in the UK, as a thank you for my visit.”

When I saw some of Ann’s artwork, I thought it would a great way to kick off my list this year of last minute gift suggestions. She has limited editions of her work available. To see more and get more information you can contact Ann Munday at ann.munday@gmail.com


My longtime friend and sometime collaborator, Art Munson has an excellent website where you can find new and old releases from “demographically challenged artists” (anyone older than Miley Cyrus). You can also access “The Music Library Report” his wildly popular new free service where music creators rate music libraries.  http://over50music.com

Alicia Keys, who’s a fan of WHOPPY AND STREAKER”S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS, has a new album that would fit nicely under anybody’s tree. Here’s the first single “It Doesn’t Mean Anything”


Who knew that songwriter Allee Willis (“Boogie Wonderland”, “I’ll Be There For You” (the theme from “Friends”) would someday have a museum dedicated to “Kitsch”? Many of her own remarkable works of art are available here. http://www.alleewillis.com/


My old pal Artie, in his new book, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock”, not only gives us the inside scoop on his songwriting career (“Dead Man’s Curve”, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things”), but also how he and his partner Michael Lang created the cultural event of our generation, WOODSTOCK 1969. http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/


In addition to being inducted this year into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Doug Dillard of the Dillards, has one of the best sites for everything country on the web called “Hillbilly Hollywood”. He and his wife Vikki Salee are always turning me on to something interesting! hillbillyhollywood@comcast.net


One of the top singers of our generation, B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”, “Hooked On A Feeling”) has a great new CD out that’s worth at least a hundred listens. “ONCE I LOVED”, Includes a remake of “Rock and Roll Lullaby”.


Now thanks to inventor Kenny Schaffer (Wireless Guitar and Wireless Microphone) you can take your TV programs with you everywhere you go!

Move every channel of your home TV across the Internet to where you are. Only TV2Me can bring you a picture of this quality and clarity. TV2Me has been crafted and produced since 2003 by the company that created the concept of placeshifting. Kenny will talk to personally and even arrange  a free demonstration on line! http://www.tv2me.com/

Michael Buble posted his new video up on Facebook several times. Since then “Haven’t Met You Yet”, has become my favorite! Here it is from his Number One Album “CRAZY LOVE”

And finally here’s an idea for a one of a kind Christmas Card you can have for free! I’ve gotten hundreds of e-mails asking permission to send out my video of a song I co-wrote for Michael Jackson “Little Christmas Tree” (Clinton Jr./Wayne) as a Christmas card.

Here’s the video, directed by Sebastian Prooth. If you like it please feel free to share it with a friend, but if you LOVE it feel free to share it with your entire address book!

“Little Christmas Tree” by Michael Jackson is available at http://over50music.com

Merry Christmas,  ENJOY To The World! From Artie Wayne On The Web https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

THE STORY BEHIND MICHAEL JACKSON”S “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/michael-jackson-and-the-story-behind-little-christmas-tree/

WHOPPY AND STREAKER’S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-christmas-music-videos/

Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/thank-you-for-one-million-hits/

To reach Alicia Keys http://www.aliciakeys.com/

Sebastian Prooth http://tektrekgamer.wordpress.com/

B. J. Thomas http://www.bjthomas.com/

Michael Buble http://www.michaelbuble.com/

Art Munson http://over50music.com

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


  1. You are too Much , We love you Artie.Hope you have a beautiful Christmas and an even BETTER NEW YEAR!!!!!God Bless You for all the wonderful Music that you give for Gifts , all the time. Thank you for it all Vikki Sallee & Doug Dillard

  2. Art Munson Says:

    Hey Artie, great post. Thanks for the plug for http://www.over50music.com.

    Ann’s paintings are really incredible. I had no idea that was her background before her Chrysalis days. Glad you included her e-mail address and hope she sells a ton!


  3. Allee Willis Says:

    “Thanks, Artie. Maybe someone will buy ME! xx”

  4. B.J. Thomas Says:

    “Hey thanks I saw that on my google report. Merry christmas and Happy New Year!


  5. Artie, two major Publishing offers for Book from the top.In march,expanded and more personalhard cover world wide in translations.Full Pr.This paper back is the collectable one used for sale on amazon for 98 dollars.All the Woodstock ripps are going for 9 bucks,It shows what our knowledge and soul can do.A writer is always a writer.

    Happy Holidays Art-Kornfeld

  6. Ken Schaffer Says:

    Artie, I really appreciate your entering TV2Me on the list — though I must say I’ve never imagined it would ever be included in a list of “cool last minute” gifts!

    If any of your readers do give it a “last minute thought” — well, before New Year’s — I’ll chop $1,000 off the price ;’)

    Somebody touring out there could do with US TV, and TV2Me will bring them all of it. Yep — the perfect gift! A lot of TV2Me’s have been bought and presented as “gifts” … one that keeps giving and giving ;”)

    Yea! Be the first to gift a TV2Me at “the last minute!” (To paraphrase the wise Arthur C. Clarke, “All these worlds can be yours except Fox…”)

    Artie, you’re preserving our lives. May this year bring you all the muse and strength you deserve,

    Love & Kisses, Ken

  7. ann munday Says:

    Hello Artie, this is the second time I have tried this! I wrote a comment after the first one. Obviously, it did not get through.
    I love you and thank you so much for highlighting my Tea with Klee.
    And for sharing Allee Willis’ talent. Love her, she’s a great lady.
    Great to be in touch with Kenny Schaeffer again And I hope to see you soon.

  8. Country Paul Says:

    I have to give a shout-out of thanks not only for the sites you recommended (Over50Music is next to chewck out), but just to be in the company of the talent commenters above me, many of whose records I played on the radio when new. Happy New Year to all; may we all keep creating new and exciting stuff well intoour second century!

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