I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CONTACTED THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ABOUT WHAT SEEMED TO BE DOZENS OF CODED MESSAGES CURRENTLY BEING PASSED ALONG ON ONE OF MY FIRST  BLOGS FIVE YEARS AGO. I WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHAT THEY FIND…AS  SOON AS I FIND OUT!

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LAST YEAR I ASKED SOME WELL KNOWN FRIENDS OF MINETO MAKE COMMENTS TO THANK MARK ZUCKERBERG FOR CREATING FACEBOOK.  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/facebook-friends-appreciation-day/

I EVEN WROTE A LOVE SONG TO FACEBOOK WITH MY FRIEND ALAN O’DAY (“UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”), AND SALLY STEVENS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Gba1wluU4

IN THE PAST YEAR I TRIED TO CONTACT MARK AND FACEBOOK DOZENS OF TIMES WITHOUT  GETTING A SINGLE RESPONSE, THEN I SAW WHAT THE PUBLIC STOCK SALE TURNED INTO. NOW THE CURTAIN IS BEING PULLED BACK AND THE WIZARD OF ODD IS  FINALLY BEING EXPOSED!

ANYONE WHO HAS EVER PLAYED A GAME, JOINED A CLUB, GAVE A HUG, SENT OR RECEIVED A GIFT HAS TURNED OVER TO FACEBOOK THE RIGHT TO POST ON THEIR BEHALF USING THEIR NAME. NOW FACEBOOK IS ASKING TO USE  YOUR  EMAIL ADDRESS TO POSE AS YOU AS WELL…NOW REMEMBER ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS HAVE JUST BEEN SOLD IN THE INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING.

HERE’S WHAT SNOPES SAYS ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING…

UNFORTUNATELY, SNOPES WON’T LET ANYONE COPY AND PASTE ANYTHING FROM THEIR WEBSITE, BUT  YOU CAN READ ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW THEY THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FOREVER! http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp

I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING NAIVE, BUT NOT FOR BEING OPTIMISTIC. MARK ZUCKERBERG YOU HAVE A SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO WIN BACK THE  PUBLIC’S TRUST. IF YOU GIVE BACK THE RIGHTS YOU’VE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE MORE GULLIBLE MEMBERS OF FACEBOOK…THE REST OF US MIGHT FORGIVE YOU FOR WHA T YOU TRIED TO DO!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Gba1wluU4

I may no longer be able to walk or have use of my hands, except for one finger, which i use to type, but I believe “IF YOU CAN ONLY LIFT ONE FINGER YOU STILL CAN POINT THE WAY!”

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JUST NOW I RECEIVED AN  EMERGENCY ALERT FROM MY FRIEND KAREN A. BROWN OF STARDUSTBLUE MEDIA  ABOUT  LINKEDIN (WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED!)…

Hello Friends –
This is important for the protection of your Social Media and email accounts.
 
Update: LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked
http://tinyurl.com/br8edqb
 
Change ALL your passwords! Disconnect/Reconnect ALL accounts! They stole 6.5 million passwords – If your linkedin password is the same as all your other passwords.. They now have ALL your login info for all of your sites –
 
CHANGE ALL your passwords everywhere!!! Cell phones too!
This is the real deal unfortunately.
Best,
Karen
 
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THANKS FOR T HE ALERT KAREN !

I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH SOME THOUGHTS WITH HUNTER GEORGE…

THE VIEW FROM MY PORCH

HUNTER GEORGE

June 7, 2012

Sitting on my porch has always been a comfort to me. I have been fortunate to have front porches in most of the places I have lived. There is a special peace that comes from sitting on your front porch in your favorite rocker of an evening, being carressed by a warm breeze, listening to crickets and watching lightning bugs flash their lights as they float across the lawn. It gives a person opportunity to think and delve into the mysteries of life.

Tonight I puzzled on why so many people forgot about D Day, which happened 68 years ago, on June 6, 1944. A few people as well as I, posted things on Facebook, but I was amazed at the lack of response from my friends to what I posted. Anyone who watched the movie “Saving Private Ryan” got what I think was a tiny taste of the terror of war. I tried to picture in my mind being on a landing craft as the gate fell and you just start running into Hell on Earth. You run on fear and guts. You are in red water and stepping in guts, and you make it to something that protects you, or maybe you find you’re laying in the sand with no legs…….or if you are lucky there is suddenly silence and the blackness of death.

In 1995 I wrote a poem after watching programs on D-Day and the end of World War II. I hope you like it.

 

REFLECTIONS AFTER FIFTY YEARS

All material is copyrighted 1995-2012 Henry H. George

 

Fifty years of silence, beginning to fade.

They speak for those who cannot speak from the grave.

I see them on programs about D-Day, VE-Day and VJ-Day.

 

They try to speak of the unspeakable

That they have lived with for fifty years or more,

And as they try to talk now, for the first time,

They falter, their voices fall silent;

as tears fall down emotion wracked faces

For comrades they saw die those long years ago.

 

I was just a child when they went off to war.

They finally came home and started families,

Friends and neighbors who are with us today.

But I, like they, wonder about families never started

Who might have been my friends today

 

They say they are not heroes, and maybe that is true,

But I bow to them all in homage,

Both the living and the dead,

As wrapped in fear and terror, they fought

That I would be free.

 

I have been honored to kneel at the wall

And touch the name of a childhood friend;

And though not knowing any of those asleep

For half a century or more,

Stood among the thousands in the Cambridge-American

Cemetery in England, tears filling my eyes

For those who had fallen for me.

I always knew if I ever got the chance,

I would go where they are

To honor them and say a prayer

That could not be said as a child.

 

To those of you who yet live, I hope you will understand

That just as you can’t find the words to speak

Of what you lived through,

I will never find the words to express my feelings

Of thankfulness and respect for you.

It is here in my heart and in tears

On a far away grave.

 

Hunter George https://www.facebook.com/#!/hhuntergeorge

1995

 TRANSITIONS

Neil Diamond sent a tweet out yesterday about  the passing of our friend, drummer, Dennis St. John. “Lost  my old friend, Dennis St.John his drumming graces my recordings from “Hot August Nights” to “The Jazz Singer”…I’ll miss him big time”

BEFORE DENNIS WAS NEIL’S MUSICAL DIRECTOR IN THE SEVENTIES HE WAS PART OF THE ATLANTA RYTHYM SECTION AND PLAYED ON “I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN”, ‘WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES”, “SHEILAH”, AND DOZENS MORE! HE ALSO PLAYED ON “LET YOUR LOVE FLOW BY THE BELLAMY BROTHERS, AND THE CLASSIC “DESPERADO” BY LINDA RONDSTAT.

I WAS PROUD TO HAVE DENNIS ST. JOHN IN MY RYTHYM SECTION WHEN I STARTED TO PRODUCE RECORDS IN LA…BUT EVEN PROUDER, AS TIME WENT BY, TO CALL HIM MY FRIEND.

DENNIS ST. JOHN,  R.I.P. MAY YOU ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

RESPECTFULLY, ARTIE WAYNE

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THE WOODSTOCK POSTER CREATED BY PHIL X. MILSTEIN

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET AN HONEST ACCOUNTING FOR SONGS OF MINE THAT MICHAEL JACKSON RECORDED, MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WHICH I RECEIVE IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU LIKE WHAT I’M WRITING I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE…IT’S ONLY $9.99

THANK YOU, ARTIE  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

YOU CAN BUY MY BOOK ,“I DID IT FOR A SONG” AT AMAZON or Barnes & Noble or from Smashwords

OR YOU CAN USE PAY PAL TO BUY IT DIRECTLY FROM ME FOR ONLY $9.99 AT artiewayne@gmail.com  

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HAVING BEEN NEARLY MANAGED BY DISC JOCKEY ALAN FREED, AND HAVING RECORDED FOR A LABEL THAT DICK CLARK ONCE HAD A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN, I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE DVD THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT!… “AIRPLAY:THE RISE AND FALL OF ROCK RADIO” AND THE BIG PAYOLA SCANDAL!

BELIEVE ME…I WASN’T DISAPPOINTED! HERE’S THE TRAILER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbu9zI5yuR0

Some of you asked how, after my recent “so long” due to my old computer giving out, I’m able to continue working on a borrowed laptop.  I’m happy to say that within hours there were several offers to replace my old computer, as a gift!  I find this rather overwhelming, and also an example of the compassion and generosity of my readers and FACEBOOK FRIENDS. To those who offered, or even sent a positive thought my way, I just wanted to say a heartfelt THANKS, while waiting for my desktop computer to arrive.

Menlo Park, Calif.

( Zef Nikolla / Facebook / May 18, 2012 )

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, center left, and Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., center right, remotely ring the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite from the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook Inc. began trading Friday after a record initial public offering that made the social network more valuable than almost every company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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Walter Hamilton, Jessica Guynn and Tiffany Hsu, of the mark zuckerberg, Los Angeles Times report
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There wasn’t much to like about Facebook’s first day as a public company.The social media giant’s stock rose by mere pennies in its initial public offering. The shares closed at $38.23, barely above the $38 IPO price.The performance fell far short of the grandiose expectations of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and raised questions about whether the company’s stock will be the sure bet many had counted on.“There was all this pressure and hype and attention with all eyes on Facebook — and the starlet tripped on the red carpet,” said Max Wolff, an analyst at GreenCrest Capital Management in New York.

What went wrong? Analysts point to a variety of factors that might have given investors pause. Its valuation at about 100 times earnings likely struck some as too high. Its growth in new users is slowing. And Facebook has not yet found a way to cash in on mobile devices, where social media is gravitating.

This week’s decision by General Motors Co. to stop advertising on Facebook because it wasn’t getting results heightened concerns about how Facebook can profit from its 900 million users.

But perhaps the biggest blunders came in recent days as the company and its largest shareholders moved to maximize their profits at the expense of new investors.

On Monday, Facebook raised the stock’s projected price to a range of $34 to $38 from the initial $28 to $35, and priced it at the peak of $38 on Thursday. That made Facebook far more expensive than established competitors such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc. based on the companies’ earnings.

On Wednesday, the company announced that longtime investors led by Goldman Sachs planned to sell big chunks of their holdings in the IPO. That struck some investors as greedy and a sign that Wall Street insiders were getting out while they could.

“There was a lot of smart money dumping it,” said Barry Ritholtz, chief executive of research firm Fusion IQ.

That added to fears among professionals and individuals who were burned by the late-1990s dot-com boom and subsequent stock-market crash. For the complete story click onto http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-facebook-ipo-20120519,0,6863952.story

I SUPPOSE I WAS NAÏVE IN WANTING TO THANK MARK ZUCKERBERG FOR CREATING FACEBOOK THINKING HE AND HIS UBER ELITIST ORGANIZATION MIGHT ACTUALLY APPRECIATE THE GESTURE.

SO I COLLECTED STORIES FROM ABOUT 100 FRIENDS OF MINE, WHO ALSO BENEFITED FROM THE SOCIAL NETWORK INCLUDING; ARTIE KORNFELD “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK”, SCOTT SHANNON (TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL), DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD “(NATIONAL EXAMINER), RUSS REGAN (FORMER CEO UNI RECORDS AND 20TH CENTURY RECORDS), ALAN O’DAY (“UNDERCOVER ANGEL”), DON ORIOLLO (FELIX THE CAT), ART MUNSON (MUSIC LIBRARY REPORT), STEPHEN-CRAIG AREISTI (FILM MUSIC SUPERVISOR), JOEL DIAMOND (PRODUCER).

TO READ ALL THE COMMENTS CLICK ONTO https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/facebook-friends-appreciation-day/#comments

IN ALMOST A YEAR, SINCE I POSTED THE ARTICLE, I’VE TRIED TO GET IT TO MARK AND HIS FACEBOOK PALS UNFORTUNATELY WITHOUT ANY SUCCESS.

AFTER I POSTED MY TRIBUTE TO DICK CLARK (WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED “THE BEST ON THE INTERNET”), MY LONGTIME FRIEND AND PUBLICIST BOBBI COWAN PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH BUNNY GIBSON, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL “AMERICAN BANDSTAND DANCERS…

May 19, 2012

Dick Clark said that the most frequently asked question was “Whatever happened to.the American Bandstand regulars)”.  Dick said he wished he had a nickel for every time he was asked that question throughout the years.

Dick was like a father figure to all of us.  American Bandstand became our home.  It was more of a home for some of us than our own homes.  There was a life force that I felt the first time i entered the two green doors of “Studio B” at 46th & Market Streets in Philadelphia.  it was magical and I felt it was home for me.  For the first time, I felt like I belonged.
 
My life was forever changed that day when I was thirteen and decided toplay hooky from school and find my way to American Bandstand.  That first day on the show, I was so excited and nervous, I just sat in the bleachers watching Dick Clark and the regulars I saw dancing on television from my home in Darby, Pennsylvania:  I was in awe seeing, in person, Dick, Arlene & Kenny, Carol Scaldeferri, Frani Giordana, the Beltrante sisters, Eddie Kelly, Johnny Alamia, Steve Colarnero and all the other famous dancers!
 
When Eddie Kelly’s partner, Mary Ann Cuff, didn’t show up one day, Eddie asked me to dance.  I was thrilled and all the practicing with my bannister and refrigerator door paid off as we jitterbugged well together. We were both tall so we had a good fit.
I became a “Regular”.  It was official when I received my first fan letter.  It was the first of many and soon I would see myself in teen magazines listed in “Popularity Polls” along with Elvis and the other great rock ‘n’ roll artists of the day.  Magazine articles were written for me like “Social Butterflies are for the Birds” in “16″ Magazine and it was always a surprise to see what article I wrote but didn’t write!

But the biggest surprise AB gave me was the day Don Travarelli saw me dancing on the show.  He fell in love with me watching me dance and set out to come to the show after he practiced his dancing with his niece, Robin.  Don was twenty years old and never managed to get into the show because the age requirements were 14 to 18, but he did find a way to meet me and the rest is history!  

Dick Clark and American Bandstand played “Cupid” in my life and Don and I were married.  I was sixteen at the time and had my Mom’s permission to marry just as long as I finished high school, which I did.

Don and I had two daughters, Angel and Maria, and now four grandchildren: Lea, Chirstopher, Alexis & Nicole.  I am glad Don watched AB and not another channel!

Dancing on Bandstand has come full circle for me as I became an actress and dancer eventually moving to Los Angeles.  I felt blessed to be on “Glee”, “How I Met your Mother”, “The Back-up Plan” and “CSI – Las Vegas” as a dancer.  I was more excited than anyone on the set remembering my teenage years dancing on Bandstand. 

Recently, being on “Dancing with the Stars” was another special moment going full circle from being on the #1 dance show as a teenager in Philly to the #1 dance show in 2012.  DWTS gave a special Tribute to Dick Clark and we were honored to be a part of that Tribute. Carrie Ann Inaba became an “Honorary Bandstand Club” member that day and she said “If it wasn’t for us, there wouldn’t be a “Dancing with the Stars”.  Now that is quite an honor- thank you Dick! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPRzpRNjWos

As an actress, I have many credits on television and film.  My recent films are “Lola’s Love Shack” and “The Killing of Leonard Riley” and just recently shot a “Goya” commercial in Puerto Rico. And, for charity, I’ve hosted the American Heart Associations’s “Heart Ball”,  ”America on Wheels” Museum Gala and many other events. My next Rock ‘n’ Roll event, created by Frank Cona, will be for the Veterans in Detroit and will feature the Edsel, Mitch Rider and “The Reflections”.

One of the best “full circle” moments in my life is when i hold “Dance Contests” for foster children through “Day of the Child”.  Each year, I have the pleasure of seeing one thousand foster children come to the event, (some of them not feeling good about themselves) and leaving the event feeling the “joy of dancing” and the “joy of how special they are inside”.  At the end of the day, nobody wants to stop dancing!  Each child is a “Winner” in my contest.  All they have to do is “shake their booty” and they get a “prize”.  I raise these prizes throughout the year and welcome all support for “prizes” and being a “mentor” for these precious foster children.

Looking back when I first came out to California in the “80′s”, I went to see Dick at DC Productions. When he saw me walk through the door, he didn’t say “hello”.  Dick said “I knew I’d see you again”.  I think when Dick saw my smiling face dancing in 1959 and he saw that smile continue as I danced to 1961, he knew I would be back in front of the cameras.  He could see my dancing joy and happiness – which has lasted a lifetime.

Thank you Dick.  Thank you American Bandstand.  There is a life “Beyond Bandstand”, but the experience of dancing on American Bandstand has lasted a lifetime. 
 
(For some fun memories, visit my website:   www.BunnyGibson.com)  and you can write me at Bunny@BunnyGibson.com
 
Thank you Artie Wayne for helping me to share my memories of Dick Clark, American Bandstand and the impact it has had on my life!
YOU CAN SEE BUNNY GIBSON AND THE AMERICAN BANDSTAND DANCERS THIS SUNDAY AT THE GREEK THEATER MAY 20 FOR THE K-EARTH 101 MUSIC FESTIVAL AIDS BENEFIT STARRING K.C. AND THE SUNSHINE BAND.
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For 30 years I believed Elvis Presley said, “ALL COLORED PEOPLE CAN DO FOR ME IS SHINE MY SHOES AND BUY MY RECORDS”, until my friend Scott Shannon (True Oldies Channel) set me straight!  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/everything-old-is-news-again-5-rock-roll-racism-part-two-american-bandstand-dancers/
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TRANSITIONS…DONNA SUMMER R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY !

May 17, 2012

I was shocked and saddened to hear that Donna Summer passed away this morning. We were label mates on CASABLANCA RECORDS, and I had the privilege of watching her become the QUEEN OF DISCO, while doing my own album for Neil Bogart.

The first time I met Donna, it was at a press party at a small club on Wilshire in LA where she mesmerized the crowd with, “LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY”.

I remember taking singer/songwriter Patti Dahlstrom and producer Lou Reizner with me to the event. Patti reminded me Neil brought Donna over to meet us while she was singing “Love to Love you Baby”, which was on a tape loop that played over and over. I said “Don’t they have any other songs by her?” and you laughed and said “Well, it’s the single and Neil is a helluva promotion man. When everyone walks out they will be singing it” and we were!  Soon everyone was singing it!

I was also fortunate to be an extra at the filming of “THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY” at OSKOs in Hollywood, when she sang the Academy Award winning song “LAST DANCE”

The world looks back and mourns an artist who was more than a singer, but someone who represents an entire era of music unlike anyone else, but I remember her as one of the nicest ladies i’ve ever known in the business.

 Donna Summer R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

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

Mac Arthur Park (Live in Holland)

On The Radio (Live)

Last Dance

Hot Stuff

 Bad Girls  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbGKeyCywTY&feature=fvst                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



Donna Summer, internationally loved singer, songwriter loses battle with cancer

Dawn Lee Wakefield's photo

 Classic Rock Music Examiner

 Donna Summer, one of the most unique, powerful vocalists of the 70s, has passed away today, as posted by TMZ within the last hour. Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on the last day of 1948, Donna Summer was both singer and songwriter, as well as holder of the title, “Queen of Disco” through these past three decades. Billboard magazine carried a Donna Summer Top 40 hit song on their Top 100 charts consecutively from 1976 to 1984.

Nominated for 17 Grammy Awards in 20 years’ time, Summer received five Grammys in three categories: Best R&B vocal performance (“Last Dance,” 1979 and “Hot Stuff,” 1980), Best inspirational performance (“He’s a Rebel” and “Forgive Me” and Best dance recording (“Carry On).

Summer’s musical range was extensive, as was her taste in choice of songs. Her version of “MacArthur Park,” the Jimmy Webb composition (written for The Association, who turned it down, in the annals of big mistakes and bad decisions) was her first Number 1 U.S. chart hit. The song, of course, first went to Number 2 on the charts in 1968 as recorded byRichard Harris.

Although the disco world knew Summer best for hits such as “Love to Love You Baby,” “On the Radio,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Dim All the Lights,” “Heaven Knows,” and “Bad Girls,” she was equally accepted as a gospel singer, as in her 1982 Grammy nomination for “I Believe in Jesus.” Summer has credited producer Michael Omartian with her renewed commitment to her faith roots, and helping her to become born again. Omartian is well known as a Grammy-winning producer of Christopher Cross’ multi-Platinum self-titled album), himself a Christian songwriter, producer and recording artist.

FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE BY DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD OF THE NATIONAL EXAMINER  http://www.examiner.com/article/donna-summer-internationally-loved-singer-songwriter-lost-battle-with-cancer?cid=db_articles

JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO POST THIS, MY FRIEND RUSS REGAN (FORMER CEO OF UNI AND 20TH CENTURY RECORDS) ASKED ME TO INCLUDE  A NEW ARTIST HE’S WORKING WITH JOSH TATUM. WILL HE BE THE NEXT IN THE LONG LINE OF HIT ARTISTS HE DISCOVERED INCLUDING ELTON JOHN AND BARRY WHITE?  http://www.netmusicpromotions.com/opk/joshtatum/

Congratulations to Patti and Richard Kimball on their daughter KITTY being chosen the ROCK & ROLL PUPPY OF THE WEEK!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO BODEMEISTER FOR WINNING THE PREAKNESS…GOOD LUCK ON # THREE!
SPECIAL THANKS TO BOBBI COWAN http://bobbicowan.com, DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD  http://dawnleewakefield.com, SCOTT SHANNON http://scottshannon.com, BUNNY GIBSON http://bunny gibson.com, HUNTER GEORGE https://www.facebook.com/hhuntergeorge, PATTI DAHLSTROM http://pattidahlstrom.com, and ALAN O’DAY http://alanoday.com for helping to put this issue of EVERYTHING OLD IS “NEWS”AGAIN together.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! Although we all are grateful to be living in age of FACEBOOK, how many of us have thought about or have taken a moment to thank the man who created it …Mark Zuckerberg. When he announced that he was going to start killing his own food, I realized that he wanted to get back to the basics, back in touch with humanity. http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/time-person-year-kills-food/ I think it’s important that Mark Zuckerberg hears the stories of people whose lives have been affected by his creation…so he will continue to renew his own spirit, as well as inspire the rest of the world.

The theme song for FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY, was written by Alan O’Day, (“ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “ANGIE BABY”), Sally Stevens, and I wrote to celebrate “The World’s New Way Of Shaking Hands”. “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” and the video directed by Wedigo Watson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqU8AvYWjU The first comment is from Artie Kornfeld “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK”…

 When I recognized the potential of the almost friends club (another social network) and FACEBOOK as a new way to exchange ideas, ideals, and Love, I decided  that I could advance my personal agenda through giving ALL I had inside…and I  chose FACEBOOK. As the only, world accepted carrier of the God given feeling of Woodstock and my music making in the past, each post I made brought to me a wealth of real FB friends! The Artie Kornfeld, Spirit of the Woodstock Nation show that I acquired directly through FB friends has reached a million hits. I thus extended all the love helping young bands get heard! Artie Wayne, you’ve done such a great wonderful love work on the net and this! FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY Mark Zukerberg, I hope all is well and you are embracing the feeling that you are much needed and greatly appreciated.” Brotherhood with Artie Kornfeld http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/

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“My Dad was the late (tho always on time) great Judge Roy Hofheinz,Actually, he was ahead of his time having built the first indoor all-purpose air-conditioned stadium in Harris County Houston ,Texas back in 1965. He named it The Astrodome in honor of The Astronauts and his baseball team, The Astros who played in it. Folks came from all over the World to see this spaceship that had landed in the Texas prairie.The Rev. Billy Grahamcalled it “The Eighth Wonder of The World.” Dad was left to a wheelchair after a major stroke and because he could no longer wheel and deal like no one else, he lost control. The Astros left, The Oilers left,The Rodeo left as 2 more stadiums were built in Houston with yet another in progress. After Dad was gone, The Astrodome was left to stand alone hanging onto life support. Had Dad had Facebook he would have operated from his chair. The wheels in his great mind were turning but he had no access to the World. But we do. And we are fighting for the life of the Original by which all other stadiums have been built: his scoreboard and skybox concepts were his. Last time I looked, The Rome Colloseum is still standing as is The Alamo. The Astrodome has her presence on Facebook and she reaches out to each of you in this room of folks who honor history, to give her a thumbs up. You can also write your ideas and support to me: Dene Hofheinz Anton on my Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/JacobeanLilly/posts/221574187876507#!/dene.anton Thank you, Artie Wayne, for this opportunity and to Alan O ‘Day for the song. Facebook IS the world.. Houston, we have a problem. Facebook friends and friends- to -be, let’s solve it together.!”

“Sometimes when I am feeling alone, I can scroll through the home page, see what others are up to, and join in if I want to. I can upload a new piece of art I’ve finished and receive compliments, which encourage me to continue pursuing a new career for me. The power of FB friendships unites people who are like minded, and if enough of us are united, we can make a difference!” Ann Munday founder of The Chrysalis Music Group USA http://annmunday.com P.S.”Having listened to your song through once, I found myself unexpectedly humming it quite a while later.”    I wasn’t one of the first radio guys to get involved in the social networking phenomenon, but I quickly learned to use it as an indispensible tool like a daily newspaper.  Face book was made for radio.  Talk about a video on the air, tell your listeners to go to you face book page.  Talk about a story on the air; tell them to check out all the details on your face book page.  A funny picture you want them to see, just direct them to your face book page.  If I need to alert my listeners of special programming or an upcoming promotion I can directly send them all a message in a fashion no other medium can do.  They said the internet would kill radio.  I think it made it stronger, and will continue to get stronger as the internet evolves at an exponential rate.” SCOTT SHANNON TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL http://www.trueoldies.com/ Artie,

There’s no question that the term “The Facebook Effect” has become a regular part of our lexicon. When you see churches, corporations, and national TV commercials sporting the little lower-case white letter ‘f’ emblazoned on a field of blue, then you have instant recognition for the effect that there is a connecting commonality between people. The people-to-people connections that Facebook presently brings, having been here such a relatively short time, has a history of joyous reconnections between loved ones, and affirmations of present-day reality “it’s all good” between friends who have no time for anything except to reach out and check in and say hello. 
I predict that the song, “I Wanna be your Facebook Friend” by yourself, Alan O’ Day, and Sally Stevens is one that will become as identifiable with the joys of Facebook as a beloved school fight song is to a college campus. Could ring tones be far away?
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dawn Lee Wakefield – Classic rock music – The Examiner    Dawn@dawnleewakefield.com.
“GOOD LUCK WITH THE SONG!!!”

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RUSS REGAN former CEO of UNI and 20th Century Records https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russ-Regan/143662208987244
 Mark Zukerberg, his fiance Prisilla Chang and Beast, who has his own facebook page.
“FACEBOOK has opened up networking opportunities for everything to finding homes for death-row dogs in pounds, to uniting on national and international issues which affect animals.Many of my posts have to do with the plight of the American Wild Horse. These animals, symbols of freedom, who played a pivotal role in the history of our country and are beloved by the American public, are under an assault from which they may not recover.
There are now more wild horses in private holding facilities, paid for by the taxpayers, than running free on the lands guaranteed them in 1971. In brutal and unnecessary roundups, they lose not only their freedom and their rightful homes, but they lose their all-important family bands as well. As a member of the board of directors of Return to Freedom, which operates the American Wild Horse Sanctuary and is working to keep wild horses on the western landscape, I take every opportunity to spread the word about the tragedy befalling the horses and the ways to stop it. With the ability to not only tell my FACEBOOK friends, but to invite them to share with their friends this information an d action steps to help the horses, I have a much larger reach with FACEBOOK!”. Thanks for helping to keep us all united.” Jack Carone  Return to Freedom, American Wild horse Sanctuary  www.returntofreedom.org www.facebook.com/returntofreedom
“Maybe one mark of a genius is to create something that people never knew they wanted, and make it practically a necessity.  In my case, I’ve not only made over a thousand “friends” on my Facebook profile, many of whom tell me what my music has meant to them; I’ve also been able to reunite with friends & business peers from the past.  The feeling of connection means a lot.When I understood the opportunity that Facebook offers in it’s “group” feature, I started a group which I named “We Like Alan O’Day”.  That may sound a little self-centered, but my FB group offers me the ability to reach all my members with just one message.  I have told them about my recent CD releases, let them know where I’m performing, & even talked about the role that pop music played in my youth.                                                 
Since the movie “Super 8” opened at number one at the box office last week,  featuring a piece of my song “Undercover Angel”, both my profile & my group have been going crazy with comments & congratulations!And other members have posted personal stories as well.  One of the unexpected gifts from this group has been the anecdotes members have shared about where they were when my record first came out.  Amazing, funny, & often emotional.
So thank you for all this, Mark Zuckerberg, and FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY”
Alan O’Day  Singer/songwriter (” ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “ANGIE BABY”)  co-writer of “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND”  http://alanoday.com
“Dear Artie! My old friend, how else would we be talking today if it weren’t for FACEBOOK? It is the absolute BEST way to find someone from your past. Many friends of mine that I thought were gone from my life forever are now a daily participant in it! Through those reconnections I am able to shine a light on my dark corners, make amends where amends are needed, and feel part of a community that’s larger than the one I am forced to deal with every day. I am truly grateful to FACEBOOK; my life expands exponentially with every added friend.”
Carla Lockhart artist rep http://facebook.com/lockhart5450 “as far as what FB has meant to me – well, of course, it’s very nice to catch up with some old colleagues and associates from the music business of yesteryear, and some interesting discussions can take place.  I meet new people – some of whom are well worth knowing. FB was invaluable for organizing the Troubadour Family Reunion back in January, for example.  And I couldn’t have co-written “I Wanna Be Your Facebook Friend” without it.” Sally Stevens http://rockphiles.typepad.com/a_life_in_the_day/ Hey Artie…good luck with your song….you’ve always been on the cutting edge….like the hula hoop, FB is a simple idea who’s time has come…an easy to use networking tool.  I actually have three FB accounts, all for different purposes.  My personal account is where I post my paintings, and the odd music project.  It’s also where most of my long lost friends find me.  It’s been a great source of artistically networking.  Oriolo Guitars, is obviously a great channel to expose the various guitars that we are producing with our company.  I also get the chance to post a lot of my useless knowledge about guitars, and guitar players lol…finally Felix Comics is a forum for Cat Chat…i.e. anything that’s new with the most wonderful cat, Felix!’ Don Oriolo felixthecat.com   “Facebook is one of my top business tools for myself, as Mother Hen Promotions, as well as for those indie musician clients I look after for social media. I’ve made valuable contacts via Facebook – in real time (rarely delayed) – from venues to house concerts to internet radio to indie musicians who needed my help. We’ve had immediate conversations and put radio play and artist/venue contact into motion right away. Plus, Facebook has made it easy to hook up with other social media which gets your info out to at least 3 other networks with the click of one button. In addition, I am now in contact with many childhood friends, some high school and college friends, two cousins, and others – all of whom I’d lost track of till now. We’re all now connected online via Facebook even though we’re all scattered across the US. It’s awesome! Jeanette Lundgren Mother Hen Promotions http://www.facebook.com/l/a9dda/www.motherhenpromotions.com“One “friend” request stands out. Like many of us, I vacillate between accepting friend requests from pretty much anyone who asks (it’s flattering to be asked), nd being more selevtive. One day, pretty much arbitrarily, I wrote back to someone: “Who are you,” I asked. “I only know one person with your [relatively unusual first] name, and she was a waitress at the Palomino.” I was chummy with a few Pal waitresses — the North Hollywood country music club was my regular hang — but this one, though she was very nice, I’d only spoken to a few times. Still, I remembered her first name. Of course it was the same person, whom I haven’t seen (or, honestly, thought about) in twenty years. She’s now a few hundred miles away, but for some reason still remembers me. Now THAT’s flattering.!” Todd Everett http://toddeverett.wordpress.com Facebook has been a continuation of friendships that were originally established on-line over the past 10 years via various roups/clubs/forums and have continued onto Facebook and centralized in one location. In addition, for someone who can be as dis-organized as I tend to be, Facebook is a great way to keep track of favorite Internet sites, celebrity fan sites, specialized hobbies sites like “ghost towns” touring (which is a passion of mine), etc. Instead of having ordinary Firefox bookmarks/Internet Explorer Favorites, I now have them all located in one place: FACEBOOK.” Wedigo Watson video directorhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Wedigo-Watson/100000136383082  

Great song and video, very clever! As the guy who turned you on to Facebook in the first place I must say you have really managed to capitalize and expand on FB’s capabilities. FB has allowed me to reconnect with folks from many decades ago, including my band mates from my first band, the “Bushwhackers”, circa 1955! Facebook has also helped me to promote my music and latest venture, an ever expanding resource for Film and TV composers. MusicLibraryReport.com is an online directory of music libraries where composers can share their experiences working with the various companies. With the constant downtrend of devaluing music MLR helps the music composer weed out the “bad guys”! Art Munson http://MusicLibraryReport.com   “My experiences with Facebook have been very favorable. It has brought me together with my high school classmates from 50 years ago. We have a group acctand are able to post pictures of ourselves and families and reconnect with each other like we were back in high school. It’s so interesting because we were all from PA, but now these classmates are all over the USA; Facebook has allowed us to “visit” with each other, regardless of the distance.” Sharon Link excecutive assistant “How absolutely in-genius of you to acknowledge Mark Zuckerberg with a song, for what he’s done to change the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world!  I joined Facebook around 3 years ago and it’s been a serious life changer for me personally and for my business. Thanks to Facebook, I’ve made new friends with thousands of people around the world and have connected with old friends who I would have lost touch with otherwise.  Thank you so much for the creation of “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” – sharing it with all my friends gives me a way to personally thank Zuckerberg for this amazing gift he’s given us all.   By the way, I dare anyone who listens to this song to be able to get this tune out of their head – I love it!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqU8AvYWjU Marsha Friedman Chief Executive Officer  www.emsincorporated.com 2011 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/   EXTRA! EXTRA! NOW YOU CAN BUY MY NEW BOOK ,“I DID IT FOR A SONG” for $9.99 THROUGH PAYPAL TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS artiewayne@gmail.com TO READ A CHAPTER OR TWO FOR FREE CLICK  HERE TO READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS  CLICK  HERE BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com