“If you believe in forever…Life is just a one night stand.

If there’s a Rock and Roll Heaven…You know they’ve got a hell of a band!”

Director and producer, Sebastian Prooth’s inspiring video of Alan O’Day’s brilliant update of his classic number one song, “Rock and Roll Heaven” (O’Day/ Stevenson) continues to rock the Internet. Just click on to hear Ronnie Kimball’s amazing demo! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/08/20/rock-and-roll-heaven/

You can reach Sebastian Prooth at http://sebrt.com

Alan O’Day at http://alanoday.com

Artie Wayne at http://artiewayne.com

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Power Of The Psychic Vortex!

September 12, 2006

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What if there were a way to amplify every prayer we pray to an unlimited degree? What if we were able to focus and combine the power of our prayers with those of others? It would be like a snowball rolling down a hill…gaining mass and momentum…but instead of destroying everything in its path it would form a protective shield around everything it touches!

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s spiritual fact. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but this kind of power, with the help of God, can be harnessed.

I recently discovered the “Psychic Vortex “ by accident, during a meditation using deep relaxation techniques I was taught thirty years ago. I complained to my friend Patti Dahlstrom, who also learned this method from Dr. Henry Mundt, that after practicing it for so long, it had become un-interesting. She suggested that I alter the way I was taught to reach my deepest point of meditation. Instead of walking “down” a flight of stairs, I walk “up” or I go “sideways.” In the process I found a new tool.

One night, as I was flying through a dense fog over Houston, I started to pray and built a “Psychic Vortex” to protect our plane and all of its passengers. Suddenly, the plane drops a few hundred feet, narrowly avoiding a mid – air collision with another aircraft! A coincidence? I think not.

A few months later, while I was meditating in my Hollywood neighborhood, a series of earthquakes came disturbingly close, but bypassed my apartment complex. Further proof to me of the power I had discovered.

Today, as our troops enter the most dangerous aspects of the war in Iraq, we can help them, all U.S. citizens and all of our allies, by creating “Psychic Vortexes “ of protection. We can visualize our family and friends, pets, communities, even entire countries, and in Jesus name ask for healing, protection, and guidance.

I’ve written out, as simply as I can, the way to create and use this incredible gift that God has given us.

First…in a quiet, semi-darkened room with your eyes closed, lie down on your back on a bed or a couch or sit up in a straight chair with your feet flat on the floor, palms upward.

1. [Inhale] hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….[exhale]

[Inhale] hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….[exhale]

[Inhale] this time hold your breath for a count of Five
1………….2………..3…………4…………5

[Exhale] then repeat the sequence called “Two–Two–Five” again

[Inhale] 1…2 [Exhale]… [Inhale] 1…2 [Exhale]…
[Inhale] 1…2…3…4…5 [Exhale]

Ask God to protect you from negative forces as you start your journey.

2. See a flight of stairs. Starting at the number 100, count backwards slowly to the number 1, visualizing each number as you descend.

3. When you reach the bottom, ask in Jesus name to build a “Psychic Vortex. “ Then climb up an imaginary ramp at a 90-degree angle 90 steps, until you reach the top. Then come down the imaginary ramp on the other side at a
90-degree angle for 90 steps, until you reach the bottom.

4. Then say,” Positive thinking brings results I desire. Positive thinking brings results I desire. I trust in God “ over and over until a wave of good feelings sweep over you that lets you know your “Psychic Vortex “ has been received. When you’re at the deepest level, visualize who or what needs your help and ask in Jesus name for the “Psychic Vortex” to help them. ”Positive thinking brings results I desire. Positive thinking brings results I desire. I trust in God”.

5 Then say” Everything is in Divine Order, and I’m part of the Divine plan. Amen.”

6. When you’ve finished, visualize taking an elevator up to the place where you started.

I really don’t know how all of this works, I just thank God that it does!

Regards, Artie Wayne

P.S. If you’d like an MP3 of me talking you through the steps of this meditation without charge or solicitation just e-mail me.

© 2006 – Artie Wayne artie_wayne@yahoo.com

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Last week I got an e-mail from my longtime friend and sometime collaborator, Steve Cropper (“Sittin’ on the Dock Of The Bay”, “In The Midnight Hour”) who liked the lyric on a song I posted on July 18, 2006, “You Can’t Push A Bullet Back Into A Gun”. He told me the music could be better. I told him I realized that I wrote the music in the key of “suck” and asked if he’d collaborate with me on it…and he said Yes!

Steve Cropper, btw produced the first recording of my most covered song, “From the Inside” with Yvonne Eliiman. I wrote the song for my late grandmother…who continues to be a big inspiration in my life. My friend, Art Munson produced a new demo with a great singer, Janel Sadler. Just click onto http://artiewayne.com/inside.html

You can reach Art Munson at http://artmunson.com

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JANIS JOPLIN 1/19/43 – 10/4/70

“I met Janis Joplin through some friends at Columbia Records The four of us were sitting in a booth at the Whiskey opening night for Pollution ,a new group that featured Dobie Gray, Tata Vega and my long time friend, guitarist James “Smitty” Smith.It was a great night…Janis turned me on to Southern Comfort for the first time…and I tried to pitch her an old Ashford /Simpson/Armstead,  song “Let’s Go Get Stoned” that had been a hit for Ray Charles.

She laughed and said, “I don’t do that anymore”….Ironically four days later she died of an overdose.”

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne
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RICK JAMES  2/1/48 – 8/6/04

When I was running Irving/Almo music in the early 70s, a young Black man walked into my office, dressed from head to toe in a Psychedelic leather outfit and dreadlocks. His name was Rick James, I didn’t know him, but he had been so engaging on the phone that I agreed to listen to his music. He flashed a confident smile as he handed me a demo of a new song he had just recorded.

I put the needle on the steel acetate…and when the intro started I leaped out of my seat onto the dance floor, I had built in my office upon a 12 year old Michael Jackson’s suggestion. I’ve never been one to conceal my enthusiasm in front of a writer or singer. I was so excited by what I’d heard I could have danced on the ceiling!!

I thought the demo Rick made of “I Love my Mama” was good enough to be a master …and so did Kip Cohen, head of A+R at A+M, when I brought it in to him. They signed him to a record deal while I signed him to an exclusive songwriters contract for 5 years.

It was always a pleasure to hang out with him or see him working around
the A+M studios. He was still developing the fusion of Rock and Funk, he became famous for a few years down the line, and I would really look forward to everything he wanted to play me. He was hardworking and dedicated…the kind of a guy who would do anything it takes to make him a Rock star.

Unfortunately, it didn’t happen for Rick James at A+M. It took a few more years of development and the Power of Motown to put him up where he belonged. Through the years when I’d run into him, he’d tell whoever he was with that I was the guy who discovered him and gave him a chance. I’m proud to have played a small part in his career…but I’m even prouder to have been his friend.”

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne
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JOHNNY CASH  2/26/32 – 9/12/03 

“Although I never met Johnny Cash, I have to count him as an important influence in my music and my life. When I was a kid I asked my mother for a phonograph player one Christmas and begged her for three LPs…the Elvis Christmas album…Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters…and the first Johnny Cash Sun album.

When I learned how to play the guitar from making diagrams of Buddy Holly’s fingers from the third row of an Alan Freed Rock n’ Roll show the first song I learned was,”Peggy Sue”, the second was, “I Walk The Line”.

As an African-American it was difficult to explain Johnny Cash to my inner-city friends, most of whom had heard the name…but not the music. Then I turned them onto his chilling, near monotone delivery of songs that had deeper meaning than most of the pop music of the day.When they listened…they understood…they knew that Johnny Cash was real!!

What amazes me about Johnny and his career,was his ability to stay relevant . I’m 62 years old and after writing songs for over 40 years I’ve wondered if I still had anything left to say…….then I saw Johnny’s video of “Hurt” and realized age can make you more relevant!

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne
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Sebastian Prooth’s brilliant video of Alan O’Day and the late Johnny Stevenson classic, “Rock and Roll Heaven”, featuring Ronny Kimball, has been played thousands of times on eleven internet sites in the past 24 hours! If you haven’t seen it scroll down to my previous post and click onto Elvis’ triangular eye!

If you like to read about some of my “Brief Encounters”with some of our late rock heroes including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce just click onto http://artiewayne.com/pg9.html