I don’t know about you, but I like to be the “first on my block” to see or hear something extraordinary! This morning my FACEBOOK friend Alan O’Day, sent me an mp3 on a new song he and Keith Hinton wrote, “Workin’ On The World”.

Alan asked me to vote for it in a songwriter’s competition and I told him I’d be honored to.  Then I thought how many readers out there have told me how they would’ve loved to have been there when I was one of the first to hear, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, “Hang On Sloopy”, and “I Will Survive”.  I asked Alan If I could let all of you listen to “Workin’ On The World” and if you like it, vote for it also.  Alan was thrilled to hear that, so I’ll let him explain how to do it…

“’Workin’ On The World’ is a finalist in the ISC competition.  Their voting procedure takes several steps, here’s EXACTLY what to do:

1) Click on this link:  http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/PVWelcome2009.htm
This will take you to a new page that says at the top “WELCOME TO THE PEOPLE’S VOICE”.  In the middle of this page, in the greenish box, you will see:
“Click here to listen to all the finalists’ songs and to cast your vote!

2) CLICK ON THE WORD “here“.

3) This will take you to a page with ISC in large letters, this is the voting page.  Find the OBLONG BOX under “Happy voting”, & enter your email address. Then click CONTINUE.

4)  This takes you to a page that says “ISC FINALISTS”.  To hear our song and vote for us, the easiest way is to SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN THE PAGE, THEN COUNT UP TO THE SEVENTH SONG FROM THE BOTTOM, “WORKIN’ ON THE WORLD”.

5) To hear the song, just click on its title. Then, to vote, click on the small box to the left of the title, which should then show a CHECK MARK. (Note that you can’t turn the song off once you click on the title, it plays all the way through.)

6) Finally, click “CAST YOUR VOTE” at the bottom of the page, and you are finished.  WHEW!!!

AFTER voting the first time, you should be able to go directly to http://www.sonicbids.com/voting/Candidates.aspx?p=336 and vote again with just a couple of clicks.  You can vote once a day.

Sincere thanks,
Alan O’Day (and Keith Hinton)”

Alan’s website:  http://alanoday.com

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In a world where every one is looking for transparency and truth in advertising one group has been dangerously overlooked…the cartoon and computer generated spokesman. What do we really know about them?

Why should we trust a Gecko when it comes to car insurance? What do Bears know about toilet issue? What can a duck tell us about an accident policy? Am I being paranoid to think the Road Runner Might be trying to pull a fast one, or those M&Ms might have a hidden agenda? Should children be warned about speaking to strange Kool-Aid Pitchers?

Do you know how many millions and millions of dollars we’ve spent on the advice of these characters…and we don’t even know their names! It might be time to bring the characters back, who were the trusted voices of our generation.


AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO JOE CAMEL.

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When I sat down to find videos of songs I’ve been connected with in my 30 year music business career I expected to find 3 or 4…but to my surprise I found 115! I started to realize that anything that was ever telecast or filmed will eventually show up on YouTube.

When my friend songwriter Mark Barkan asked me how I find such great videos, I confessed that I simply Google them. To demonstrate, I Googled “Pretty Flamingo”, and found a YouTube clip of Bruce Springsteen singing Mark’s classic in concert.

All I did was make a broad Google search Pretty Flamingo YouTube and the Springsteen clip showed up in the first three pages…which Mark had never heard before. Then as I went deeper into thesearch results, I found versions by Manfred Mann and Elvis Costello.

Once you locate the videos you want you can save them forever FOR FREE just click onto YouTube Capture and learn how! http://youtubecapture.com/

Inspired after writing this piece I found a video of a Warner Brothers song I updated and gave to Richard Perry who cut it with “Ringo” Starr.

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Lady GaGa is finally being recognized as the genius that she is. Critics are comparing her music to Bach and Beethoven, and her videos to Fellini, but it took American Idol’s Chris Daughtry to expose Lady GaGa’s music for what it really is!


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HERE ARE 10 VIDEOS THAT PROVE GREAT MUSIC IS COMING BACK!

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