REMEMBERING HOW TO FLY!

March 5, 2009

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When we’re young we think we can change the world…but as we get older we let the world change us. As a child, I thought I was the center of the Universe, and the world revolved around me…and when I grew older I realized I was right!

 

We are all like the sun in our own little galaxies, with the capacity to shine and influence everything around us, but sometimes we let life overwhelm us and we forget the powers we possess. Through the Internet and social networks like , Twitter and Facebook,  Twitter we are able to connect and reconnect with each other like never before, and we realize we are not alone.

 

Up until recently I felt like an angel who’d been grounded…now I’m remembering how to fly! And every time even a thought of giving up enters my mind, I think about an event that happened 30 years ago.

 

“When I’m unceremoniously dropped as an artist by Neil Bogart, I ride around aimlessly in my soon to be expired leased “Casablanca Seville”, trying to figure out how everything that looked so good went so wrong. Just as I’m about to call it quits, I’m driving through Westwood and see Dino Fakiris, Freddie Perren’s (“I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”), new lyric writing partner hitching a ride.

 

Almost in tears Dino tells me how discouraged he is, and ready to give up. He says Freddie left Motown and created a new label, but is having trouble getting it started.  I ask him what kind of songs they were doing and he recites the lyric to “I Will Survive”. I pull over to the side of the road and say,” Are you Crazy??!!  “That’s one of the best lyrics I ever heard, and you want to give up?” If the music is as good as the lyrics, you’ve not only got a hit, you’ve got a classic! Then I went over to Freddie’s studio and he played for me!”

 

Here’s Gloria Gaynor and “”I Will Survive”

 

Here are some other songs that never fail to inspire me…

 

“I Believe” by Elvis Presley on the just released album “I Believe – The Gospel Masters” from Sony Music http://davidkirkpatrick.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/christmas-video-fun-elvis-presley-i-believe/

 

“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=16454322749

 

“If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback…one the most relevant groups in music today!  http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=27330848

 

“Rock And Roll Heaven” updated  by Alan O’Day for 2009 sung by Ronnie Kimball https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/08/20/rock-and-roll-heaven/

 

“HIGH HOPES” 1959 Here’s my Spectropop pal, Eddie Hodges (Featuring Frank Sinatra) from “Hole In The Head” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1910692123619089668 

 

“From The Inside” by Kim Carnes http://artiewayne.com/inside.html

 “I Hear Voices” by Alan O’Day

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“We Are The World” U.S.A. For Africa

Hand Painted Angel On Denim Jacket by Artie Wayne…for more wearable Art  http://artiewayne.com

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