WHEN MY FRIEND, ARTIE KORNFELD “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK” KEPT TALKING ABOUT HEIDI LITTLE ON HIS SERIUS RADIO SHOW AND WROTE ABOUT IT ON HIS BLOG, I KNEW SHE HAD TO BE SPECIAL…SHE WAS…SHE IS, AND SHE ALWAYS WILL BE.

NOT SINCE I REPRESENTED JONI MITCHELL’S PUBLISHING IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES HAVE I BEEN SO IMPRESSED BY A BODY OF WORK FROM SOMEBODY SO YOUNG…AND SO CANADIAN.

WHEN I ASKED HEIDI WHY SHE THINKS SHE HAS SO MANY FANS AROUND THE WORLD SHE SMILES AND INSISTS, “IT’S THE MESSAGE NOT THE MESSENGER”

“I have always had hope and our future nestled in my heart. I have always spoke and acted out against injustice on all levels. Our hearts and minds have seen and taken in so much devastation, killing, brutality. And all the while I wrote the songs.

 Love and care is welling up in the hearts and minds of us all. And not a second to soon. With all of our social and environmental concerns, the growing debates on funding wars when schools are closing and people are starving. It begins  with deep self acceptance and ends with love, compassion and care.”

TO HEAR “SHINE” CLICK ON TO   https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/occupy-together-and-heidi-little-shine/

FOR MORE ABOUT HEIDI LITTLE  www.heidilittle.com

http://heidilittle.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/in-our-lifetime 

“SHINE” THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY WEDIGO WATSON http://www.restlessheartwanderings.blogspot.com/  http://www.youtube.com/user/wally1435

2011 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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My longtime friend Grammy winning producer, engineer, and music supervisor Brooks Arthur called me up to thank me for the article I wrote about him a few weeks ago. He also asked if I would post his thank you to everyone who took a moment to write a comment…

Artie:
“Since I do not have access to your entire mailing list, please be kind enough to pass my thank you note along to all your readers for me.

WOW! Quite an experience … thinking I was gonna’ read an article (a little blog) and then BLAMMO, messages and wonderful notes from you, your readers, my colleagues and of course … Friends. Well, truth be known, everyone of you guys and girls and groups and singers & musicians & producers & engineers & studios have helped to make me who I am today. Every session, every moment, every laugh, every tear, every hit recordand those records that should have made it but didn’t, are all a part of my heart forever!

It took alot of doing to scroll thru the tributes and remembrances without welling up a few times, but I powered thru it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Yours in song, FOREVER!”

 Brooks Arthur http://brooksarthur.com

TO READ THE ARTICLE “SPOTLIGHT ON BROOKS ARTHUR” CLICK ONTO https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/spotlight-on-brooks-arthur/

This seems to be the year of the documentary, with the Phil Ochs film, “THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE”, and GEORGE HARRISON’S, “LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD”, tearing up our collective conciousness. Now we can look forward to BEACH BOY, DENNIS WILSON and THE COWSILLS coming to theaters, and finally the long awaited film celebrating BOB MARLEY which is in final negotiations, and will be on our screens late next year!

People have been asking me how my stem cell procedure (using my adult stem cells…not embryos) is working. I tell the them that I’ve gone from feeling incredible for a few hours…to feeling like I’m gonna’ die! As the weeks go by though, I’m starting to even out and feel optimistic that I’ll walk again!

IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS WE’VE BEEN READING ABOUT THE “OCCUPY TOGETHER” MOVEMENT, WHERE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST INEQUALITY, MONETARY DISFUNCTION, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE.

WHEN ASKED IF SHE WOULD ALLOW HER SONG, “SHINE” TO BE USED AS THE ANTHEM FOR THE MOVEMENT, SINGER/SONGWRITER HEIDI LITTLE, SAID SHE’S “HAPPY TO LET ANY ORGANIZATION USE HER SONG AS LONG AS IT’S IN THE NAME OF PEACE.”  http://heidilittle.com

TO HEAR “SHINE” CLICK ONTO https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/occupy-together-and-heidi-little-shine/

The quote of the day comes from Producer, composer, and all around good guy, QUINCY JONES. Even though I haven’t seen Q in years, I remember the time that we spent together as one of the highlights of my life! I read something recently he said to his critics that inspires me whenever I get low on self esteem.  “Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me”

AFTER BEING RAINED OUT LAST MONTH, MY FRIEND DON ORIOLLO, WILL BE HAVING HIS ART SHOW IN FLORIDA, FEATURING HIS PAL, WORLD-WIDE ICON, FELIX THE CAT DEPICTED IN DOZENS OF DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND ART TECHNIQUES. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO http://felixthecat.com

Top photo l to r Brooks Arthur, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich

Photo of Heidi Little and outfit by Stephanie M. Dejoseph of Lamia designs

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IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS I’VE BEEN READING ABOUT THE “OCCUPY TOGETHER” MOVEMENT, WHERE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST INEQUALITY, MONETARY DISFUNCTION, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE.

MY FRIEND SINGER SONGWRITER, HEIDI LITTLE AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS AND I WONDERED HOW LONG IT WILL IT BE BEFORE THE PEACEFUL MOVEMENT ESCALATES INTO VIOLENCE?

Heidi said,”I have always had hope and our future nestled in my heart. I have always spoken and acted out against injustice on all levels. Our hearts and minds have seen and taken in so much devastation, killing, brutality. And all the while I wrote the songs.

Love and care is welling up in the hearts and minds of us all. And not a second too soon. With all of our social and environmental concerns, the growing debates on funding wars when schools are closing and people are starving. It ends with love, compassion and care.

I am sure you have seen the same shocking, brutal footage of police brutality amongst the peaceful  people in our city’s and streets, I would never claim to be so naïve as to believe there weren’t people out there just to cause trouble for troubles sake. Unacceptable !! No one is allowed to touch another person to cause bodily harm. It is illegal. And no one is allowed to do that. I cannot stress this factor enough .  “ If we just stand, hold hands and smile, not even a word needs to be uttered. Just steel iron will “ No one can do anything to a person doing that without being in the wrong.

I have come to learn that In this co creative world,  we get what we think. If we think this movement will make change for the positive, it will ! If we believe that our prayers and hopes are going out to the government and law enforcement so they understand and make the appropriate changes it will ! If we think that each little thing we do for others helps it does! Wherever our intentions are directed they connect !  For better or for worse. How do we want this to turn out? What is the elegant solution? We have all heard it this past week. Stop funding the war, and put the money back into the schools and the people. Rebuilding, reconstructing that which no longer serves the people and the earth.  If killing is legal, we can make anything good stick. And last.

I have been watching the change spread across the globe. And it makes me excited and happy, it gives me great hope, and every day I say the same prayer: God bless the people of the world with clean water, sustainable food, education, health care, dental care, suitable housing, positive role models and care providers for all, clean energy, affordable standards of living, and country’s, states, and city’s that take care of the people first.  We came here to be together. No more divide and conquer.

United we shall overcome.  

Thanks Artie for involving me in the beauty you are creating. We don’t need any more violence, we need love. And that my friend is all I will stand for.

 In love and light your friend in music and positively transforming the planet Heidi Little.

Please have a listen to twenty years of love music at www.heidilittle.com

And if you would like to read more please visit my blog at

http://heidilittle.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/in-our-lifetime 

2011 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

“SHINE” THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY WEDIGO WATSON http://www.restlessheartwanderings.blogspot.com/  http://www.youtube.com/user/wally1435
 

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We’ve all seen the unbridled enthusiasm of a crowd at a sporting event propel an athlete into making an impossible score. That’s what it’s like when THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE COLLECTIVE CONCIOUSNESS comes into our lives.

I’ve seen it surge through all people regardless of race, color, or religious beliefs, allowing them to accomplish things that they never would’ve imagined.                                                                          

Now in the time of the quickening, we must rely on it more and more if we are to survive.

Earlier this week, before having a stem cell procedure, I wanted to tap into the collective consciousness for help. As I was planning to contact my friends around the world and ask for their prayers…that’s when my internet went down!

For 36 hours I nervously waited for it to be restored, while my doctor’s appointment drew closer. Only 3 or four people even knew that I was having the controversial, cutting edge procedure that could possibly help me walk again, because I didn’t want to worry anyone.

About an hour before I had to leave, thank God the internet went back up. I didn’t have time to email hundreds of people on my mailing list, so I did the next best thing. I posted this on facebook…

IN ABOUT AN HOUR I’M HAVING A STEM CELL PROCEDURE (FROM MY OWN ADULT CELLS NOT EMBRYOS) AND I COULD USE A FEW PRAYERS…THANKS.”

In a matter of minutes, dozens of comments started coming in and I could feel the love and light of God and the collective consciousness enveloping me.

Now as I sit here healing five days later, I can’t thank everyone enough for the prayers and good thoughts you sent me. I don’t want to appear greedy, but I could use a few more to get me through this extraordinarily painful ordeal. I promise to do the same for you whenever you need it.

Regards, Artie

P.S. My friend singer/songwriter Heidi Little wrote this to me which I want to share with you.

“We are here on this earth at a great time in history during the time of new enlightenment. We will go down in the books, by rising up. Not politically speaking, but heartlight being, friendship seeking, love freeing, spirit being allowed to flow. Be vulnerable, be courageous, shine that light and wherever you go…LOVE AND LIGHT will follow!”

For more of Heidi Little  http://heidilittle.wordpress.com/

2011 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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