MY WHOLE LIFE I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN PLACES THAT THRIVED WITH MUSIC. IN THE ‘50s AS A TEEN, I LIVED IN THE BRONX THE HOME OF DOO-WOP. I WENT TO SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH JIMMY MERCHANT (“FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS), SAW ARLENE SMITH (THE CHANTELS) SING IN CHURCH, AND WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH JIMMY CASTOR.

WHEN I MOVED TO MANHATTAN IN THE’60s, I FREQUENTED THE MID-TOWN DANCE CLUBS AND I DANCED TO THE YET TO BE DISCOVERED MUSIC OF THE YOUNG RASCALS (“GOOD LOVIN) AND THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL. (“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?”)

WHEN I BECAME INTERESTED IN SINGING AND WRITING FOLK SONGS, MY FRIEND AND FELLOW SONG PLUGGER PAUL SIMON INTRODUCED ME TO BOB DYLAN AND PLAYED BACK UP GUITAR FOR ME ON HOOT NIGHTS AT THE BITTER END AND GERDES FOLK CITY.

AT THE END OF THE DECADE MY FRIEND, ARTIE KORNFELD INVITED ME TO A LITTLE GATHERING HE STAGED CALLED “WOODSTOCK”

IN THE ’70s, ’80s, ’90s I LIVED IN HOLLYWOOD, LONDON, AND NEW YORK IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS WHICH EVENTUALLY WORE ME OUT.

I’M SEMI-RETIRED AND FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS I’VE LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT. AND ONCE AGAIN I SEEM TO IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEW MUSIC SCENE AS I WATCH A SMALL MUSIC FESTIVAL GROW TO INTERNATIONAL PROPORTION!

I WONDERED IF THIS PLACE COULD EVER BECOME THE NEW WOODSTOCK…AND THEN I READ THIS ARTICLE. http://news.yahoo.com/coachella-may-expand-5-festivals-add-dates-fall-191733537.html

MY FRIEND FROM DESERT EMPIRE REALTY, KAREN KADY, THE “GO-TO LADY” SAYS, “I LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY FOR 36 YEARS AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! THE MUSIC MIGHT BRING ‘EM HERE, BUT THE LIFE STYLE BRINGS ‘EM BACK!”

 

PHOTO AT TOP- RHIANNA PERFORMS AT COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

PHOTO AT BOTTOM – HISTORY IS MADE AS A HOLOGRAM OF RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR PERFORMS

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WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

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WHEN MY FRIEND WHO RENTS ME MY DESERT STUDIO, KAREN KADY, “THE GO-TO LADY” CAME TO ME AND ASKED HOW SHE CAN BECOME A BLOGGER I GAVE HER A COPY OF MY BOOK, “ARTIE WAYNE’S ADVANCED GUIDE TO BLOGGING with Sebastian Prooth”

KAREN SAID, “BUT I’M NOT A WRITER”

I SAID, “YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE…JUST WRITE LIKE YOU TALK. YOU’RE AN INTERESTING PERSON WITH YOUR OWN POINT OF VIEW AND A BLOG GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO EXPRESS IT!”

“I HOSTED A PARTY FOR SIDNEY SHELDON (“THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT” , “RAGE OF ANGELS”) WHEN I WAS AT GENGHIS COHEN, THE HOT HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT I NAMED AND RAN.

I MENTIONED AT THE END OF THE EVENING THAT I WAS THINKING ABOUT WRITING A BOOK. SIDNEY LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, “I WANT TO GIVE YOU A TIP”, THEN HE SLIPPED A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL IN MY POCKET AND SAID, “DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT WRITING…WRITE!”

I THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT HE SAID…FOR TEN YEARS, THEN WHEN I WAS RESCUED FROM AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY WHOSE OWNER WAS DRUGGING ME IN ORDER TO SIEZE MY ASSETS, I DECIDED TO DO SOMETING ABOUT IT.

ONCE  I FOUND A SAFE PLACE TO STAY, IN ORDER TO CLEAR MY CLOUDED MIND AND REACTIVATE MY MEMORIES, I STARTED TO WRITE INCIDENTS THAT HAPPENED IN MY LIFE. THIS LED TO 687 BLOGS IN SIX YEARS AND TWO BOOKS, “ADVANCED GUIDE TO BLOGGING” AND MY AUTO-BIOGRAPHY, “I DID IT FOR A SONG”.

I’M PROUD TO SAY THAT MY BLOG HAS OVER 2 MILLION VIEWS AND I WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO MY LOYAL READERS. IT’S A CRAZY AND DANGEROUS WORLD WE LIVE IN AND MOST OF US DON’T HAVE A VOICE ON HOW WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER!

I WANT GIVE YOU A WAY TO BE HEARD AND TOTALLY EXPRESS YOURSELF…FOR FREE! I WANT TO GIVE EVERYONE A COPY OF “ARTIE WAYNE’S ADVANCED GUIDE TO BLOGGING with Sebastian Prooth”

JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW OR SEND ME A REQUEST AT artiewayn@gmail.com and I’LL SEND YOU A COPY ABSOLUTELY FREE!

THIS OFFER IS GOOD UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD or DECEMBER 21st, 2012 (whchever comes first.)

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERS, MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

TO READ A CHAPTER ABOUT CAROLE KING AND ONE ABOUT JIM MORRISON FOR FREE CLICK  HERE

TO READ SOME OF THE AMAZING AND INSPIRING COMMENTS  CLICK  HERE

BUT ENOUGH FRIVOLITY, NOW YOU CAN BUY MY BOOK, “I DID IT FOR A SONG” DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT artiewayne@gmail.com  OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

TO REACH SEBASTIAN PROOTH http://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianprooth

FOR KAREN KADY “THE GO-TO LADY” kadyladi@gmail.com

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Last week as I was going through my gmails, my computer suddenly stopped and a giant message filled my monitor screen…

FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

ATTENTION…YOUR PC IS BLOCKED DUE TO AT LEAST ONE OF THE REASONS SPECIFIED BELOW…

then they go through a list of criminal acts my computer is suspected of and the fines and lengths of time that must be served for each offense. HOWEVER, IF I PAY A FINE OF $200 IN THE NEXT 72 HOURS, IT WON’T SHOW UP ON MY PERMANENT RECORD!

DAMN…WHAT A SCAM

Then they go on to say I can pay the $200 fine with Moneypack at K-MART, Walmart’s, etc. “JUST LOAD UP THE ENVELOPE WITH CASH AND THEY WILL GET IT TO US.”

WHO’S WRITING THEIR COPY, AL CAPONE?

In the ten years that I’ve been on the Internet I’ve never had a computer virus, so I called my friend music publisher/computer wiz, Don Williams and asked him what should I do? He said,” don’t do anything…the viruses going around today are far more sophisticated and dangerous than they’ve ever been and could easily infect and destroy everything on your hard drive!”

Don doesn’t live here in the desert so he couldn’t give me the name of somebody who could help me save my computer, but fortunately I did! I got on the phone with the woman who rents me my studio apartment whom I called Karen Kady “The Go-To Lady”,  and she recommended RENSIM, computer sales and repairs in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Robert Misner, the owner of RENSIM, looked at my computer and told me he could take the virus off for $60, called his assistant David Kratky over, who photographed the phony FBI screen. Two days later my computer was as good as new. We’ve since discovered the new super computer virus is called REVITON.DLL

READ MORE ABOUT THE SCAM HERE http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=778296http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=778296

As soon as I learn more about this new virus I’ll share it with you. Remember, if something like this happens to you see an expert to help you as soon as you can.

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TO REACH KAREN KADY “THE GO-TO LADY”  kadyladi@gmail.com

TO REACH ROBERT MISNER AT RENSIM COMPUTER AND REPAIR  valuster @gmail.com

FOR DAVID KRATKY davidthetechnowizard@gmail.com

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