THANK YOU MARK ZUCKERBERG FOR FACEBOOK!

June 17, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! Although we all are grateful to be living in age of FACEBOOK, how many of us have thought about or have taken a moment to thank the man who created it …Mark Zuckerberg. When he announced that he was going to start killing his own food, I realized that he wanted to get back to the basics, back in touch with humanity. http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/time-person-year-kills-food/ I think it’s important that Mark Zuckerberg hears the stories of people whose lives have been affected by his creation…so he will continue to renew his own spirit, as well as inspire the rest of the world.

The theme song for FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY, was written by Alan O’Day, (“ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “ANGIE BABY”), Sally Stevens, and I wrote to celebrate “The World’s New Way Of Shaking Hands”. “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” and the video directed by Wedigo Watson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqU8AvYWjU The first comment is from Artie Kornfeld “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK”…

 When I recognized the potential of the almost friends club (another social network) and FACEBOOK as a new way to exchange ideas, ideals, and Love, I decided  that I could advance my personal agenda through giving ALL I had inside…and I  chose FACEBOOK. As the only, world accepted carrier of the God given feeling of Woodstock and my music making in the past, each post I made brought to me a wealth of real FB friends! The Artie Kornfeld, Spirit of the Woodstock Nation show that I acquired directly through FB friends has reached a million hits. I thus extended all the love helping young bands get heard! Artie Wayne, you’ve done such a great wonderful love work on the net and this! FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY Mark Zukerberg, I hope all is well and you are embracing the feeling that you are much needed and greatly appreciated.” Brotherhood with Artie Kornfeld http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/

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“My Dad was the late (tho always on time) great Judge Roy Hofheinz,Actually, he was ahead of his time having built the first indoor all-purpose air-conditioned stadium in Harris County Houston ,Texas back in 1965. He named it The Astrodome in honor of The Astronauts and his baseball team, The Astros who played in it. Folks came from all over the World to see this spaceship that had landed in the Texas prairie.The Rev. Billy Grahamcalled it “The Eighth Wonder of The World.” Dad was left to a wheelchair after a major stroke and because he could no longer wheel and deal like no one else, he lost control. The Astros left, The Oilers left,The Rodeo left as 2 more stadiums were built in Houston with yet another in progress. After Dad was gone, The Astrodome was left to stand alone hanging onto life support. Had Dad had Facebook he would have operated from his chair. The wheels in his great mind were turning but he had no access to the World. But we do. And we are fighting for the life of the Original by which all other stadiums have been built: his scoreboard and skybox concepts were his. Last time I looked, The Rome Colloseum is still standing as is The Alamo. The Astrodome has her presence on Facebook and she reaches out to each of you in this room of folks who honor history, to give her a thumbs up. You can also write your ideas and support to me: Dene Hofheinz Anton on my Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/JacobeanLilly/posts/221574187876507#!/dene.anton Thank you, Artie Wayne, for this opportunity and to Alan O ‘Day for the song. Facebook IS the world.. Houston, we have a problem. Facebook friends and friends- to -be, let’s solve it together.!”

“Sometimes when I am feeling alone, I can scroll through the home page, see what others are up to, and join in if I want to. I can upload a new piece of art I’ve finished and receive compliments, which encourage me to continue pursuing a new career for me. The power of FB friendships unites people who are like minded, and if enough of us are united, we can make a difference!” Ann Munday founder of The Chrysalis Music Group USA http://annmunday.com P.S.”Having listened to your song through once, I found myself unexpectedly humming it quite a while later.”    I wasn’t one of the first radio guys to get involved in the social networking phenomenon, but I quickly learned to use it as an indispensible tool like a daily newspaper.  Face book was made for radio.  Talk about a video on the air, tell your listeners to go to you face book page.  Talk about a story on the air; tell them to check out all the details on your face book page.  A funny picture you want them to see, just direct them to your face book page.  If I need to alert my listeners of special programming or an upcoming promotion I can directly send them all a message in a fashion no other medium can do.  They said the internet would kill radio.  I think it made it stronger, and will continue to get stronger as the internet evolves at an exponential rate.” SCOTT SHANNON TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL http://www.trueoldies.com/ Artie,

There’s no question that the term “The Facebook Effect” has become a regular part of our lexicon. When you see churches, corporations, and national TV commercials sporting the little lower-case white letter ‘f’ emblazoned on a field of blue, then you have instant recognition for the effect that there is a connecting commonality between people. The people-to-people connections that Facebook presently brings, having been here such a relatively short time, has a history of joyous reconnections between loved ones, and affirmations of present-day reality “it’s all good” between friends who have no time for anything except to reach out and check in and say hello. 
I predict that the song, “I Wanna be your Facebook Friend” by yourself, Alan O’ Day, and Sally Stevens is one that will become as identifiable with the joys of Facebook as a beloved school fight song is to a college campus. Could ring tones be far away?
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dawn Lee Wakefield – Classic rock music – The Examiner    Dawn@dawnleewakefield.com.
“GOOD LUCK WITH THE SONG!!!”

RR

RUSS REGAN former CEO of UNI and 20th Century Records https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russ-Regan/143662208987244
 Mark Zukerberg, his fiance Prisilla Chang and Beast, who has his own facebook page.
“FACEBOOK has opened up networking opportunities for everything to finding homes for death-row dogs in pounds, to uniting on national and international issues which affect animals.Many of my posts have to do with the plight of the American Wild Horse. These animals, symbols of freedom, who played a pivotal role in the history of our country and are beloved by the American public, are under an assault from which they may not recover.
There are now more wild horses in private holding facilities, paid for by the taxpayers, than running free on the lands guaranteed them in 1971. In brutal and unnecessary roundups, they lose not only their freedom and their rightful homes, but they lose their all-important family bands as well. As a member of the board of directors of Return to Freedom, which operates the American Wild Horse Sanctuary and is working to keep wild horses on the western landscape, I take every opportunity to spread the word about the tragedy befalling the horses and the ways to stop it. With the ability to not only tell my FACEBOOK friends, but to invite them to share with their friends this information an d action steps to help the horses, I have a much larger reach with FACEBOOK!”. Thanks for helping to keep us all united.” Jack Carone  Return to Freedom, American Wild horse Sanctuary  www.returntofreedom.org www.facebook.com/returntofreedom
“Maybe one mark of a genius is to create something that people never knew they wanted, and make it practically a necessity.  In my case, I’ve not only made over a thousand “friends” on my Facebook profile, many of whom tell me what my music has meant to them; I’ve also been able to reunite with friends & business peers from the past.  The feeling of connection means a lot.When I understood the opportunity that Facebook offers in it’s “group” feature, I started a group which I named “We Like Alan O’Day”.  That may sound a little self-centered, but my FB group offers me the ability to reach all my members with just one message.  I have told them about my recent CD releases, let them know where I’m performing, & even talked about the role that pop music played in my youth.                                                 
Since the movie “Super 8” opened at number one at the box office last week,  featuring a piece of my song “Undercover Angel”, both my profile & my group have been going crazy with comments & congratulations!And other members have posted personal stories as well.  One of the unexpected gifts from this group has been the anecdotes members have shared about where they were when my record first came out.  Amazing, funny, & often emotional.
So thank you for all this, Mark Zuckerberg, and FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY”
Alan O’Day  Singer/songwriter (” ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “ANGIE BABY”)  co-writer of “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND”  http://alanoday.com
“Dear Artie! My old friend, how else would we be talking today if it weren’t for FACEBOOK? It is the absolute BEST way to find someone from your past. Many friends of mine that I thought were gone from my life forever are now a daily participant in it! Through those reconnections I am able to shine a light on my dark corners, make amends where amends are needed, and feel part of a community that’s larger than the one I am forced to deal with every day. I am truly grateful to FACEBOOK; my life expands exponentially with every added friend.”
Carla Lockhart artist rep http://facebook.com/lockhart5450 “as far as what FB has meant to me – well, of course, it’s very nice to catch up with some old colleagues and associates from the music business of yesteryear, and some interesting discussions can take place.  I meet new people – some of whom are well worth knowing. FB was invaluable for organizing the Troubadour Family Reunion back in January, for example.  And I couldn’t have co-written “I Wanna Be Your Facebook Friend” without it.” Sally Stevens http://rockphiles.typepad.com/a_life_in_the_day/ Hey Artie…good luck with your song….you’ve always been on the cutting edge….like the hula hoop, FB is a simple idea who’s time has come…an easy to use networking tool.  I actually have three FB accounts, all for different purposes.  My personal account is where I post my paintings, and the odd music project.  It’s also where most of my long lost friends find me.  It’s been a great source of artistically networking.  Oriolo Guitars, is obviously a great channel to expose the various guitars that we are producing with our company.  I also get the chance to post a lot of my useless knowledge about guitars, and guitar players lol…finally Felix Comics is a forum for Cat Chat…i.e. anything that’s new with the most wonderful cat, Felix!’ Don Oriolo felixthecat.com   “Facebook is one of my top business tools for myself, as Mother Hen Promotions, as well as for those indie musician clients I look after for social media. I’ve made valuable contacts via Facebook – in real time (rarely delayed) – from venues to house concerts to internet radio to indie musicians who needed my help. We’ve had immediate conversations and put radio play and artist/venue contact into motion right away. Plus, Facebook has made it easy to hook up with other social media which gets your info out to at least 3 other networks with the click of one button. In addition, I am now in contact with many childhood friends, some high school and college friends, two cousins, and others – all of whom I’d lost track of till now. We’re all now connected online via Facebook even though we’re all scattered across the US. It’s awesome! Jeanette Lundgren Mother Hen Promotions http://www.facebook.com/l/a9dda/www.motherhenpromotions.com“One “friend” request stands out. Like many of us, I vacillate between accepting friend requests from pretty much anyone who asks (it’s flattering to be asked), nd being more selevtive. One day, pretty much arbitrarily, I wrote back to someone: “Who are you,” I asked. “I only know one person with your [relatively unusual first] name, and she was a waitress at the Palomino.” I was chummy with a few Pal waitresses — the North Hollywood country music club was my regular hang — but this one, though she was very nice, I’d only spoken to a few times. Still, I remembered her first name. Of course it was the same person, whom I haven’t seen (or, honestly, thought about) in twenty years. She’s now a few hundred miles away, but for some reason still remembers me. Now THAT’s flattering.!” Todd Everett http://toddeverett.wordpress.com Facebook has been a continuation of friendships that were originally established on-line over the past 10 years via various roups/clubs/forums and have continued onto Facebook and centralized in one location. In addition, for someone who can be as dis-organized as I tend to be, Facebook is a great way to keep track of favorite Internet sites, celebrity fan sites, specialized hobbies sites like “ghost towns” touring (which is a passion of mine), etc. Instead of having ordinary Firefox bookmarks/Internet Explorer Favorites, I now have them all located in one place: FACEBOOK.” Wedigo Watson video directorhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Wedigo-Watson/100000136383082  

Great song and video, very clever! As the guy who turned you on to Facebook in the first place I must say you have really managed to capitalize and expand on FB’s capabilities. FB has allowed me to reconnect with folks from many decades ago, including my band mates from my first band, the “Bushwhackers”, circa 1955! Facebook has also helped me to promote my music and latest venture, an ever expanding resource for Film and TV composers. MusicLibraryReport.com is an online directory of music libraries where composers can share their experiences working with the various companies. With the constant downtrend of devaluing music MLR helps the music composer weed out the “bad guys”! Art Munson http://MusicLibraryReport.com   “My experiences with Facebook have been very favorable. It has brought me together with my high school classmates from 50 years ago. We have a group acctand are able to post pictures of ourselves and families and reconnect with each other like we were back in high school. It’s so interesting because we were all from PA, but now these classmates are all over the USA; Facebook has allowed us to “visit” with each other, regardless of the distance.” Sharon Link excecutive assistant “How absolutely in-genius of you to acknowledge Mark Zuckerberg with a song, for what he’s done to change the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world!  I joined Facebook around 3 years ago and it’s been a serious life changer for me personally and for my business. Thanks to Facebook, I’ve made new friends with thousands of people around the world and have connected with old friends who I would have lost touch with otherwise.  Thank you so much for the creation of “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” – sharing it with all my friends gives me a way to personally thank Zuckerberg for this amazing gift he’s given us all.   By the way, I dare anyone who listens to this song to be able to get this tune out of their head – I love it!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqU8AvYWjU Marsha Friedman Chief Executive Officer  www.emsincorporated.com 2011 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/   EXTRA! EXTRA! NOW YOU CAN BUY MY NEW BOOK ,“I DID IT FOR A SONG” for $9.99 THROUGH PAYPAL TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS artiewayne@gmail.com TO READ A CHAPTER OR TWO FOR FREE CLICK  HERE TO READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS  CLICK  HERE BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com

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46 Responses to “THANK YOU MARK ZUCKERBERG FOR FACEBOOK!”

  1. Sharon Link Says:

    The first thing I thought about when thinking how Facebook has affected my life was how it has connected me to my friends, then I remembered what a difference it has meant to my husband’s family. They’re planning a family reunion & we all stay connected and updated about the reunion via Facebook. We never have to worry that someone didn’t get a correspondence – it’s posted to the whole group all at the same time(You musn’t play favorites amongst family members!)lol

  2. Dorothy Schwartz Says:

    Defintely a man of vision. Thank you Mark Zuckerberg. I haven’t been reading my books since I went on FB but I am connecting with old buds!!!

  3. Alan Says:

    Maybe one mark of a genius is to create something that people never knew they wanted, and make it practically a necessity! Anyway, the more communication in the world, the better. And people seem to do it better than governments.

  4. David (Andy) Stein Says:

    I live in Costa Rica and have lived all over the world. This has been wonderful but I had lost touch with many people I love – Facebook has brought me full circle so that I am in touch with most of my old friends from all places and all times – this has been magical! I have few friends actually here in Costa Rica – but I have many old friends (and new) that I am in touch with every day through Facebook – way to go mark Z., and Artie Wayne…….
    And, cute song Alan O. and Co…..

    • David (Andy) Stein Says:

      Lets try –
      I live in Costa Rica and have lived all over the world. This has been wonderful. I had lost touch with many people I love – Facebook has brought me full circle so that I am in touch with most of my old friends from all places and all times – this has been magical! I have few friends actually here in Costa Rica – but I have many old friends (and new) that I am in touch with every day through Facebook – way to go mark Z., and Artie Wayne…….
      And, cute song Alan O. and Co…..

  5. sally stevens Says:

    That unnamed friend in the photo with Mark and Cilla is Beast, Mark’s dog. Beast has his own FB page and many friends.

  6. Tom Diehl Says:

    I’ll echo everyone else by saying I think this is a nice catchy tune that one could find themselves singing along with by the second listen, like I did….good luck with it!

    Tom Diehl

  7. Barry Oslander Says:

    Artie:
    As you know I have been using fb for years and it has brought me new friends from around the world. Even better connected me with old friends who I lost contact with years ago because they lived at points unknown to me and I looked for and never found….And from out of the blue I find a message on fb from these friends who also were looking for me….
    The world is a smaller place now that fb is a big part of our everyday way of communication with each other with words, picture and video… And most important it has played a very big part in freeing people who had been living under the rules of dictatorship before fb was invented….And for sure this will continue until all counties are free of oppression and strife.

  8. stephen craig aristei Says:

    I recently saw how Facebook helped an arab country over throw it’s government….The power of Facebook is still undetermined, but as our ability to communicated becomes more scattered, a central focal point becomes most important….I have been able to reconnect and maintain daily contact with many people who it would have normally been impossible to do so. I have made friends with people all over the world…I have connected with relatives in Europe, South America, South Africa and even the United States that I never knew existed…..Facebook is an amazing asset to our lives today.

  9. Joel Diamond Says:

    Hey Artie,

    For what it’s worth, here’s my 2 cents…there is not a better singer out there for this song than Ron Dante…come up with one of Ron’s magical names for the group (eg. Archies) plus Ron’s unique, magical, and one of a kind voice, and you might have yourself record of the year or at the very least, #1 Tween record
    …Joel Diamond

  10. Laura Says:

    Hi Artie,

    LOVE the song and the video! Great job!

    I first signed up with Facebook several years ago at a friend’s invitation but didn’t know how to use the site and almost never logged in. I don’t remember exactly when I began visiting the site on a daily basis and started learning my way around, but, having initially resisted it in favor of MySpace, I have since found Facebook to be an invaluable tool for staying in touch with people, keeping up with friends’ activities, reuniting with old friends/acquaintances, and promoting my own activities and web sites. It’s also wonderful to be Facebook friends with celebrities I’ve admired for many years, or to add their official artist pages to my “Likes” so that I can follow their current projects. I appreciate the ease with which I can post a link to a YouTube video, which in most cases can be played right there on Facebook without having to leave the site; I also appreciate being able to easily post images, from a single photo to a whole album’s worth, and “tag” each photo so that a person’s image links to his or her Facebook profile. In addition, I have my Twitter and Facebook accounts linked so that my “tweets” all post on my Facebook wall automatically.

    I have a personal profile page and also a Page for my Oldies Connection website (http://www.facebook.com/oldiesconnection), which itself is linked to my Twitter account so that anything I post on the Page will also post on Twitter, and thence to my own wall. The result is a triple play, without my doing triple the work. I’ve got Facebook and Twitter widgets on most of my web sites, so that visitors to those sites can see all of the latest posts. All in all, Facebook is an awesome (and free!) promo tool, perfect for celebrities and business owners as well as individuals.

    P.S. – I agree 100% with Joel Diamond’s comment above.

    Laura P.

  11. Angela Copus Says:

    Facebook, has been a big part of my life for 2 years, as a pastors daughter i am able to keep in touch with old friends from different churches my dad has served since i was younger, I never had a class reunion i keep in touch with former classmates, I keep in touch with family far away. pastors that i have known pastors wives and other pastors kids. the greatest thing is that i am able keep up to date on some of my fave celebrities from my fave classic tv shows and music and my fave radio stations. my facebook is also my support group too.

  12. Catte Adams Says:

    Can’t imagine a day without FB.
    I have reconnected with so many friends (and made new ones) it’s been a real boon for me!
    I have never been one to organize my business cards in to a book, keep addresses, slips of paper with names on them, and now I don’t have to. I just say I’m on FB lets “friend up.”
    And we do! I love it!
    Sincere wishes for it to continue to thrive, like me!
    Cheers,
    Catte Adams

  13. Paul Graham Says:

    Thanks for this opportunity Artie.

    I have been a Facebook user for about four months now. I don’t get into anything new unless I do a little research. The general comment was to get on, especially since I am in radio. What an amazing tool this has turned out to be. Since being on Facebook, I have re-established with old friends in the industry and all my music friends. Facebook is an amazing tool for prep as well. You find out from your friends what’s going on in their neck of the world. Or quite possibly something you may have missed along the way. I also found that Facebook is much faster than any news bureau we all use. What I have learned is to post anything that is important to my friends. No dribble. The “Groups” feature of Facebook is an added asset. If there is one piece of advice I can offer as a Facebook user it’s this. Don’t make people friends just for the sake of seeing how high you can get that number up. Facebook works much better and more efficient for you if you actually know the people. In my case, I have the phone number of every friend I have on Facebook. In short, Facebook is not a lot time wasted if you manage it properly.

    Cheers

    Paul Graham

    • Artie Wayne Says:

      THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, EMAILS, AND CALLS
      I’M FEELING BETTER AFTER MY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE LAST WEEK, BUT I HAVE TO TAKE IT EASY.

      I NEED YOUR HELP, TO MAKE FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY A SUCCESS. I’M TOO TIRED TO DO ANY MORE WORK NOW., SO I’M ASKING HELP FROM ALL MY FB FRIENDS

      IF YOU LIKE MY ARTICLE AND THE SONG, “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS…AND TELL THEM TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF THEIRS, BUT IF YOU LOVE IT FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH YOUR WHOLE ADDRESS BOOK AND SO ON, AND SO ON!

      HEY…IT’S FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY, AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO SAY IT THAN “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND”?

      THANKS, ARTIE

  14. John Bilas Says:

    Facebook is really a good tool if used properly. I like to be ablr to get information on almost anything instantaneously. To not be connected to Facebook is like not having a telephone ot TV – you just don’t know what is really going on. In fact on Facebook you get the REAL story from REAL people without a media slant to it.

  15. Marc Miller Says:

    I think that the social network sites can be a double-edged sword. At least that has been my experience. One the one hand, it can put you in touch with people who you’re thrilled to hear from…but dragging along behind them are a ton of people that you wished you never knew in the first place. So I tell people: “Go for it, but caveat emptor.”

    Marc

  16. dave heasman Says:

    The song is pretty good, very strong hook. Pity it’s not raucous enough for modern radio. As for Facebook, it’s great if you’re marketing stuff, and you can limit your usage if it’s just for personal stuff.

  17. Hunter George Says:

    Facebook has given me daily contact with my family thru the comments we post. It has also given me to renew old friendships with DJs and entertainers from the 60s, as well as new friendships and a chance to encourage and help musicians that are struggling.


  18. Facebook has been such a blessing to join up with my friends and family.

  19. Rich Okun Says:

    For me, I am starting a business online and work from my home. It is very tedious work, with no social intereaction with other people unlike my past careers. Facebook helps me to maintain friendships, and social intercourse in a satisfying way, and has openned up new friends for me.
    Rich

  20. Susan Leigh Says:

    I want my Facebook page be a way that I can communicate with other people by sharing positive quotes, music, art work, poetry, world events,
    and social events etc. My profile represents what emotion I am going thru
    by an art work sent by a friend or an cartoon character etc.

    Dear Artie- I am very glad that you and Alan thought on making
    the song ” I Wanna Be Your Facebook Friend” I Love this happy
    song so much I have played it over and over again and I have sent
    it to my friends and posted it on my page.

  21. Larry Allen Says:

    Live long and prosper, you’ve got more work to do. Thanks for the positive vibes.

  22. Malcolm Collins Says:

    FB has enabled me to get in touch with friends I have not spoken to for years, and they have been able to contact me. I’ve been contacted by old girlfriends an ex-wife, college buddies, and old hippie friends. It has enriched my life and I thank FB very much

  23. Bill Scherer Says:

    I originally got on FB to promote a Ray Charles Stevie Wonder tribute show that I did here in MN. I had 2 qualifications, I’m blind, and I’m a singer/musician so I figured I’d give it a shot. The band i’m a singer in has quite a large following and I decided to take the FB plunge to try and get some of our regular fans to come to *my* show too. Hey! It worked. I pretty much sold out 3 nights, and not weekend nights–but Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.
    There’s no way I could have gotten the word out to so many people without a lot of running around, and a fair amount of money used in promotions. Using the band’s fan base, and FB I was able to do it. Let’s not forget the people that you get back in touch with either. From long lost musician Friends, to old Friends, I’m amazed how many people I seem to know.
    FB is a wonderful thing.


  24. Facebook has been a wonderful tool to reconnect with old friends, family who doesn’t live near us, and for making new friends. I’m glad there are talented people out there who can think up things like Facebook!

  25. Hazy Dave Says:

    I seem to have a lot of friends who play Farmville, and various other games I have no time for getting hooked on. Also, distant cousins I haven’t seen in 30-40 years who feel qualified to “answer questions” about me. And all Facebook wants me to do is to allow it to install programs and give them permission to do whatever it wants with my “personal information”. What could go wrong? (Is my sunny disposition coming through yet?)

    On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with another conduit to connect with old friends and other people with common interests. Whether the world needs another programming geek with more money than sense is another question, but the world definitely needs more catchy tunes, so Mission Accomplished on that front, Artie!

  26. Guy Arnston Says:

    Hey Artie, sorry to hear of your travails. Hang in there, the world needs all the songs it can get.

    Guy

  27. Millie Says:

    I resisted the initial request from friends to be on fFacebook. Figured it was just another thing that would waste what little time I had. Suffice it to say, it has been an incredible experience for me, reconnecting with people that were once lost to me, old neighbors, friends and family. I check it almost daily. I recieved 105 birthday wishes this year and thought how blessed I was to have 105 really good friends.


  28. Agreed ! Thanks for this post!

  29. Ron Smith Says:

    I never waited on you at the Palmino, but I’m proud to be your “virual” friend. All the best.

  30. FlorieGray Says:

    How could I have been ‘touched’ by some of the people who provided the soundtrack and art direction to my life if it had not been for FB? Thank you, Artie and Artie, Cal, Johnny, Peter, Chris, Michael, Skip and so many other friends from my past and my present. You continue to enrich my life.

  31. Graham Says:

    Well done Artie! I will have to say that I can understand many people’s concerns and skeptibility with Facebook, but in truth it does more good than bad. 99% of the virus issue and account hacks that occur are generally the fault of the user. If you are not sure what something is or think something is fishy – it probably is – DON’T CLICK ON IT!

    There are numerous friends that I haven’t been in touch with since high school and would never have spoken with again if it weren’t for facebook and many of them and myself have reconnected, gotten together for dinner/drinks, and even restarted old friendships seemingly as if we didn’t stop so Facebook for me has been a good thing! Hope you are doing well Artie…all the best good bud!!

    Graham

  32. Gary Myers Says:

    FB has enabled to connect with many old friend, make many new friends, hear some music I never heard before, see some interesting and/or funny things, and even helped me sell some books.

  33. Ann Munday Says:

    Artie, as always, I am extremely grateful for your support of my art, and as you also know I have agreed to work with Jack Lee again, also to make money using my voice. “A Perfect English rose one”.
    I am linkedin, backup(ped and FB’d to the point where I wonder how you manage at all.
    Actually running Chrysalis Music Group USA with a very small staff, whilst also participating in all record company matters, now seems a doddle.
    Plus, I am now officially retired, or rather have accepted early retirment. And that also means that now I can work and earn money to a certain amount, which is oxymoronish.
    Since I have been in this country for over half my life, have decided to become an American citzen and maybe become a politician. If I could keep Chrysalis Music in the black, while the then current president took the record company into the red, I expect I could actually run California at a profit too. And I am too old to have a child, so there’d be no problem in that area.
    Now – whether, I can manage Jack Lee, be a painter (no not of walls; although I have painted the lower half of a large mural on Gower Street (between Sunset and Hollywood) on the side wall outside the horse carriage museum, be a voice over talent and a governor at the same time, maybe considered a little over ambitious??? lol


  34. Artie, I ‘met’ my wife on Facebook after not seeing her for 38 years! I’ve reconnected with so many old and dear friends from around the world. And finding so many who have loved my music for so long…It’s difficult to put my gratitude into words.

  35. Marc Nathan Says:

    Burton Cummings questioned how I could possibly have over 3000 friends on Facebook, but hey… a New York Jew who got started in the record business at age 16, worked radio all over the country, lived in NY and LA three separate times EACH, bowled 3 nights a week for 17 years, and has been sober for 27… well, you meet a lot of people 🙂 I’m glad you’re one of them.

    Best,
    Marc

  36. Doug Says:

    Get better real quick.


  37. Music was your 1st Love and it will be your last…

    In the mean time Love you more for all you did for the music…

    Andylon Lensen

  38. Texas Tom Says:

    I would like to read your book! Sounds great.

  39. HenryG Says:

    I’d love to read your book as well. “Listen to the Flowers Growing” is one of my favorite Summer of Love records!

  40. Tanya Kays Says:

    Wow I have seen this before and I am glad Artie made me look again. Thanks to Artie and Mark! I love Facebook both personally and professionally. It is a great way to stay in touch or reconnect with friends and loved ones. Its also a great way to make new business contacts and network. I also see lots of fun or interesting stuff on FB some that makes me laugh and some that makes me cry. It is a great invention/creation when used correctly. I wouldn’t know what to do if it all of a sudden wasn’t there. So again thanks Artie and thank you Mr Zuckerberg

  41. tippy2 Says:

    Thanks for giving us hope when it comes to communicating!
    Stephanie

  42. Malcolm Collins Says:

    I have been able to touch bases with so many old friends worldwide, old high school and college friends. even my first wife. F/B has enabled me to meet new people too. Thank you Mark Zuckerberg.


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