EVERYTHING OLD IS NEWS AGAIN! #2

May 7, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERT DOWNEY , JR. ON THE $207,000,000 OPENING WEEKEND OF “THE AVENGERS”! I KNEW ROBERT EARLY IN HIS CAREER WHEN HE AND HIS THEN GIRLFRIEND, SARAH JESSICA PARKER (“SEX IN THE CITY”) WERE REGULAR CUSTOMERS AT GENGHIS COHEN, A HOLLYWOOD HOT SPOT I NAMED AND HOSTED FOR NINE YEARS.

One night when I came into work, I saw Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. sitting at a tiny table for 2 in the middle of an empty restaurant. I introduced myself and asked if they would prefer to have a booth?

When they finished dinner, I sat with them and told them how much I enjoyed Sarah in “Girls Just Wanna’ Have Fun” and Robert in “Weird Science”. They told me that they appreciated how well they were treated at Genghis Cohen. Other restaurants, wanted them to get in and out because they weren’t of drinking age and could only spend so much. I told them whenever you or your friends wanted to come in just call me. I assured them that “At Genghis Cohen, your wish…Is your problem!”

They laughed and not only became restaurant regulars, but became enthusiastic supporters of my wearable art.

 

 

 

 

WHEN I STARTED HOSTING GENGHIS COHEN, I COULDN’T AFFORD TO KEEP UP FASHION WISE WITH OUR WEALTHY CUSTOMERS, SO I BEGAN PAINTING MY OLD CLOTHES, WHICH STARTED SELLING RIGHT OFF OF MY BACK!

THIS IS A PICTURE OF ERTE (THE FATHER OF ART DECO) WEARING ONE OF MY HAND PAINTED JACKETS I NAMED AFTER HIM. SIMILAR TO ONE OF THE OUTFITS I MADE FOR ROBERT. 

 

 

Congratulations to my old friend and fellow staff writer, CAROLE KING, whose book is on the NY TIMES BEST SELLER LIST

And for the rave reviews she’s getting for her new CD THE LEGENDARY DEMOS”. Here’s one by DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD of the NATIONAL EXAMINER https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/tag/dawn-lee-wakefield-review-legendary-demos-by-carole-king/ 

A few days after I ran the review got an email from my longtime friend Producer/ engineer BROOKS ARTHUR…

GREAT ARTICLE! Did you know that i was the engineer on many of the demos in her new CD “THE LEGENDARY DEMOS”? Carole  used some of my interview for the liner notes. Just to be mentioned in the same paragraph as CAROLE KING is an honor.

Brooks Arthur http://www.brooksarthur.com

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Thanks again to all of you for your prayers and good wishes. I am grateful to GOD that I’m able to continue with my work a little longer. I am getting my steroids and vicodin daily, and my next caudal steroid Injection on Tuesday!

EXCLUSIVE! The Amazing Dr. Lai has gotten permission for me to have my next PRP procedure video taped. I’ll keep you posted.

 The last two weeks have been difficult for me with the passing of publisher Jay Warner, https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/artie-wayne-on-the-web-updates-and-coming-attractions/ songwriter advocate Mandi Martin https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/mandi-martin-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/ and Buddy Saltzman, who’s played on more hit records than any other session drummer in history! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/buddy-saltzman-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/

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It isn’t easy to write about my friends making their final transition, but it’s important to me that their contributions to the music business be acknowledged and archived where they can be easily accessed by all of us.

People ask me all the time where i find my graphics and videos…There is only one place I go for pictures, bios, videos and music and that’s to my friend Laura Pinto and her fantastic site, the LAURA PINTO OLDIES CONNECTION which lovingly and accurately documents the music of our generation. https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/the-laura-pinto-oldies-connection/

 Laura was just telling me about THE MUSIC OF JEFF BARRY YOUTUBE GALLERY which features Jeff’s hits from “TELL LAURA I LOVE HER”, through the SPECTOR ERA, “DA DOO RUN RUN”, “THEN HE KISSED ME”, “GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL”, THE MONKEES, THE ARCHIES, all the way to “I HONESTLY LOVE YOU”  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB012CE9C54E6915A

 

And here’s a song that I believe is yet to be a hit, that I rediscovered among the treasures that Laura has gathered, “(Even A Blind Man Can Tell When He’s) WALKING IN THE SUN” written and performed by Jeff Barry. http://lpintop.tripod.com/jeffbarry/id22.html

MY PAL LARRY WEISS (“RHINESTONE COWBOY”) EMAILED ME…AS YOU KNOW..”HI YO  SILVER LINING”, BECAME JEFF BECK’S BIGGEST AND ONLY VOCAL HIT..A MONSTEROUS ROCK ANTHEM FOR HIM AND US, THAT TODAY HAS MORPHED INTO ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOCCER THEMES IN THE UK..THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY..

BEST..LARRY..

WOW! I’M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND SCOTT ENGLISH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avP-8i_YEO8&feature=related

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I’VE BEEN GATHERING COMMENTS FOR MY DICK CLARK TRIBUTE AND WHEN I ASKED RICH PODOLSKY, AUTHOR OF “DON KIRSHNER…MAN WITH THE GOLDEN EAR”, THIS IS WHAT HE SAID,”…

Artie–When i was 15 growing up in Philly, a couple of buddies were going out with a few girls from South Philly who danced on Bandstand Friday afternoons. Somehow I got talked into going because the girls could get us in. Dick Clark was the epitome of suave. And he was nice when the camera was off, too. That day I was determined to stay in the bleachers but I gave in when I was dragged on the dance floor for a slow song. While dancing I got the button on my jacket sleeve stuck in my partner’s hair. When the record ended we were still stuck and of course Dick was standing next to us with his mike and a camera. Could be the most embarrassing moment of my youth.- -Rich Podolsky, author of  ”Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear.” (RJP2001@aol.com)

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EXTRA! I JUST ADDED A CLIP OF JERRY LEE LEWIS DEBUTING , “GREAT BALLS OF FIRE” ON THE VERY FIRST DICK CLARK SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW, WHICH I ATTENDED…A 14 MINUTE CLIP OF THE AMERICAN BANDSTAND 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW…AND A HALF HOUR SHOW FEATURING DICK ON RALPH EDWARDS “THIS IS YOUR LIFE”!

I was just about to close the comments section to my Dick Clark Tribute when Roger McGuinn, Diane Warren, Artie Kornfeld, Ben Fong Torres, Lou Christie, all made last minute contributions, perhaps you would too. Just click onto https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/dick-clark-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/

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Have you heard the current #1 single by GOTYE “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW”, which is also the biggest song in the world with 195 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY&feature=share

HAVE A GREAT WEEK…AND ALWAYS REMEMBER “HOW WONDERFUL LIFE IS IF YOU’RE NOT A TURD!”

Wayne   artiewayne@gmail.com

Thanks to Laura Pinto , Dawn Lee Wakefield, and Patti Dahlstrom for helping me put this article together.

 Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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6 Responses to “EVERYTHING OLD IS NEWS AGAIN! #2”

  1. Robin Munson Says:

    Great articles, Artie! Thanks!

  2. Hunter George Says:

    Artie, I like it and first saw it in my e-mail. I confess I haven’t read all of it yet, but I will. I am working on what we talked about.
    Cheers,


  3. As always, really good stuff. You know how to point the way.

  4. Morry Shuman Says:

    Artie……Some AMAZING GEMS! Wish that I had known you thirty five years ago, when I had the “air chair”. Everybody watched Bandstand, Clear Channel wasn’t around, and STARS were truly Hollywood Stars! There are but a few of the truly “GOOD GUYS” left in the business and I thankyou for being one of them. Love and Peace, Morry

  5. abovecoolmom Says:

    Really liked what I saw and read. It’s awesome to read the anecdotes.

  6. Mona Essen Says:

    I luv the catchy title”EVERYTHING OLD IS NEWS AGAIN!”.


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