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#IRespectMusic Live #Twitter Discussion via @TheBlakeMorgan Sunday 2-8 7pm #music #artistsrights

Blake Morgan, and so many of us, have been battling for artists rights. We are winning! Here is a chance to add your voice. Tomorrow, Sunday, February 8th 7pm on Twitter #IRespectMusic
Sign the petition http://irespectmusic.org/
Transcript: There are years that ask questions and there are years that answer them.
We’ve asked the question: “Why is the United States the only democratic country in the world where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay?”
Now, Congress is on the move. The United States Copyright Office is on the move. Music makers are on the move. Music Lovers are on the move.
It’s time for some answers from the people who believe that artists shouldn’t be paid for their work.
Join me tomorrow night on Twitter, Sunday February 8th at 7pm Eastern: hashtag #IRespectMusic.
It’s time to take the next step.

Take Action. Speak Up. Make History.
http://www.irespectmusic.org
#IRespectMusic

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 @ 7pm EST
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#TheGrimps @teenkidsnews Sat/10-18 9:30aEST Tune in! @TheGrimps by @Kartuneman via @Indiestardust #rock #kids #TV

by Karen A. Brown @IndieStardust @StardustBlu @StardustBluCEO

Several years ago, I met musician/cartoonist Richard Sirgiovanni. I’ve never seen someone so determined, so focused on getting a show made. Richard truly has something special! I’d love you to meet Richard and The Grimps! The Grimps will be on this Saturday morning at 9:30am Channel 5 in the NY-Tri state area & over 200 FOX television stations around the United States! Check local listings. This will be The Grimps national TV debut on Teen Kids News.

KAB: Thank you for joining us today Richard! How did you come up with the idea for The Grimps? When did you first create them?

RS:  It was about 5 years ago when I wanted to create a new project and wanted to combine my 2 passions which is cartoons and rock n’ roll but I didn’t just want to make a cartoon about a rock band. I wanted it to also be magical and fun for kids. So I began developing a story of how they lived 500 years ago and were cursed by an evil wizard to become these ugly little creatures and banished for eternity. Until one day, their friend and wizard who was also cursed found a spell to reverse the curse, but only temporary changing them back to humans from sunset to sunrise everyday. The show takes place in present time as The Grimps take their shot at being rock stars at night.

The GrimpsKAB: How fun! Who wrote these great songs?

RS: The theme song called “We’re The Grimps” was written by Ron Dante and Freddie Cannon for me. Many new original songs are currently being written and submitted by new young songwriters as well.  Some iconic writers in music history. The new songs and production will be the direction and sound we are creating for The Grimps.

The Grimps “We’re The Grimps” official TV show theme song


KAB: Where do you see the show going?

RS: The show is targeted at kids 8 to 12 years old but we believe it will be well received by adults and family entertainment for 3 generations. The social media efforts already show fans from around the world up to 70 years old. The Grimps are modern, but have a retro feel which I believe is attracting the parents and the grandparents. The grandparents, 55 to 70 are the classic rock generation and are attracted to this. I see the show being aired as a weekly animated show on a major network that focuses on kids’ entertainment. Each show will have a positive message in a fun and entertaining way and will feature a new original song in the episode that follows the theme of the story.

The Grimps

KAB: What is your dream for where The Grimps may end up?

RS:  My dream is that The Grimps can become a new entertainment brand that crosses over into TV, film, music, publishing, merchandise, licensing, electronics and more. I have some exciting plans for the live show when we take The Grimps on the road to a live audience.

KAB: Tell us about the show this Saturday?

RS:  This will be The Grimps first exposure on national TV in America. I was recently approached by the producers of Teen Kids News on FOX to do a segment and tell America about The Grimps. Although the show is not sold yet, the producers felt strongly about the idea of The Grimps… The positive messages… The music and the appeal and wanted to do a segment. Teen Kids news is a news program by kids and for kids. It has aired on Fox television every Saturday morning for over 12 years. Teen Kids News airs at 9:30 am every Saturday on over 200 Fox television station across the country.

Around here we don't look backwards for vey long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious ... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney
Around here we don’t look backwards for vey long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
– Walt Disney

KAB: Who were your influences?

RS: Too many to mention but here are some that have influenced me and whom I’ve admired for several reasons.  Walt Disney, probably the successful cartoonist of all time and a genius business man and visionary. The Beatles, they were more than a band that created the best music ever, they we’re artists and they canned the world in so many ways. Stan Lee, creator of Marvel and many of the legendary comic hero’s. I was very lucky to have met Stan out in LA about 10 years ago, he was such a wonderful guy and I was in awe to finally meet him thinking about all his creations I grew up with. Also, Pablo Picasso, Richard Branson and Charles Shultz.

KAB: Tell us a bit about your background?

RS: I graduated from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan; I was always a freelance cartoonist, as well as a musician, in a very popular rock band in NYC during the late 70’s and early 80’s. While I continued as a cartoonist, I also made my living as a creative director in the advertising field for many years. All these roads led me to The Grimps.

KAB: Thank you so for joining us today, Richard! I know I will be tuning in!

@TheGrimps will be on this Saturday morning at 9:30am
Channel 5 in the NY-Tri state area & over 200 FOX television stations around the United States…check local listings
Tune in or set the DVR for The Grimps national TV debut on Teen Kids News. teen Kids news is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative,educational & fun. A news show for kids by kids.
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Let FOX TV know The Grimps are great.
Show your support to the Grimps and write to Teen Kids News & Fox TV after the show has aired.
1,2,3,4 let Fox know what you want more. More GRIMPS !
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#MindBlowing!!! Come Together:Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin #Beatles “In My Life” George Martin #doc

I’m mind blown! I have no words for how incredible this is!
Just LISTEN!!!!

And watch!The story behind the process….

Come Together – Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin George Martin – In My Life 1998 VHS

George Martin – In My Life (1998) [VHS] FULL Documentary

Jimmy Fallon’s beautiful Tribute to Robin Williams via @FallonTonight

Jimmy Pays Tribute to Robin

“O’ Captain my captain…. You will be missed.”

#10CC “I’m Not in Love” by @WatcherOfTheSky and @StardustBluCEO for @Indiestardust

10cc10 CC – I’m Not In Love by Joe D’Ambrosio @WatcherOfTheSky and Karen A. Brown @StardustBluCEO for @Indiestardust

This has to be one of my all time favorite tunes. Released in 1975, it hit #2 on the Charts on July 26th 1975 and to me it whispers. It takes you to another diminsional time and carries you away in love. Not to mention the backstory. So, I enlisted my friend Joe D’Ambrosio, who is a 32 year veteran of the music industry, to join me on this one.

 

Joe writes:

What may seem like an ‘ordinary song’ for most, 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” was a landmark song for me. Top Ten All Time. The warmth of the vocals, the emotion of it all totally defined in the single line “Be Quiet. Big Boys Don’t Cry. Big Boys Don’t Cry. Big Boys Don’t Cry. (repeat)” gave this 19 year old (at the time-1975) so much more understanding of love and loss, I can’t tell you.

In my mind’s eye, this was not about ‘not’ being in love at all; this was all about being in love:

I’m not in love
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
And just because
I call you up
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made

He is absolutely DEEP in love and facing love lost. He’s calling her up and getting no where. Heart b-r-e-a-k-i-ng. And it’s captured so perfectly by Eric, Lol, Graham and Kevin (Stewart, Crème, Gouldman and Godley)that it’s a wonder it wasn’t the biggest hit of the year.

I like to see you
But then again
That doesn’t mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don’t make a fuss
Don’t tell your friends about the two of us

She won’t make a fuss. You’re lucky if she listens to your message. She’s gone.

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that’s lying there
So don’t you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn’t mean that much to me

Madly in love, picture on the wall, trying to talk himself into how little it means…when it means everything to him.

Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time
Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time

For all of us who have loves lost, I hope you’ve found yours as I have. After all, those loves lost are not waiting for you or me, they’re on to their love found.

“I’m Not In Love” indeed. What a masterwork, which, by the way, comes from one of my very few PERFECT albums: The Original Soundtrack by 10cc.

Exerpt taken from Richard Buskin’s article 2004 “CLASSIC TRACKS: 10cc ‘I’m Not In Love'”
“At that time my wife and I had been married about eight years,” Eric Stewart recalls, “and she asked me ‘Why don’t you say “I love you” more often?’ I had this crazy idea in my mind that repeating those words would somehow degrade the meaning, so I told her ‘Well, if I say every day “I love you, darling, I love you, blah, blah, blah,” it’s not gonna mean anything eventually.’ That statement led me to try to figure out another way of saying it, and the result was that I chose to say ‘I’m not in love with you,’ while subtly giving all the reasons throughout the song why I could never let go of this relationship.” Evidently, the reverse psychology worked, because the Stewarts recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary.

10cc – I’m Not In Love – Making of Documentary

“I’m not in Love” Live

 

Joe D’Ambrosio is a 32 year veteran of the music industry and currently runs his talent mgmt company representing Tony Visconti – Hugh Padgham – Elliot Scheiner – Joe Zook – Frank Filipetti – Kevin Killen – Jay Newland – Rob Mounsey – Larry Gold – Thom Monahan – Lawrence Manchester – Adam Dorn – Dave Eggar – Mario McNulty – Eric Robinson – Justin Glasco – Nic Hard – Brian Moncarz – Matty Amendola – Nathaniel Hare – Jason Moss Follow Joe D’Ambrosio on twitter @WatcherOfTheSky

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Imagine – John Lennon – Brilliant Comic Strip by Pablo Stanley #Beatles #Video

Imagine – John Lennon – Brilliant Comic Strip by Pablo Stanley #Beatles #Video

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#LedZeppelin releases mastered remix of “Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)” Official VIDEO

We have something historical in today’s release of Jimmy Page’s mastered remix. The importance of having the original recordings remastered by Jimmy is profound.

Page commented: “This version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is the mix down from the night that we recorded it, so it doesn’t have any of the overdubs that everyone will be familiar with, because when they hear this they’ll think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s the original’ and all of a sudden they’ll go ‘No, it’s not.'”

Jimmy Page on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon May, 21st, 2014

From Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition) Led Zeppelin’s remastered second album will include additional companion audio with unreleased studio outtakes To be released on multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats as well as a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box.
The official music video for Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)” This title will be released on June 3, 2014.

Jimmy Page talks about performing with Led Zeppelin, how he learned music, influences on his sound and music, and being chosen for an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. 


Jimmy Page is a world renowned guitarist, composer, and producer who has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and subsequently became a member of the Yardbirds, in 1966, before founding Led Zeppelin, in 1968. Over the next decade, Led Zeppelin effectively redefined rock music, drawing on a wide range of influences to create a string of legendary albums that have to date sold an estimated 300 million copies. Through his work with Led Zeppelin, Page became recognized as one of the greatest and most versatile guitarists in history. From acoustic ballads to hard rock standards, his use of unconventional scales and tunings, innovative use of electronic effects, and fresh approaches to records and production took the rock genre to a new level. His solo from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is still widely considered the greatest guitar solo of all time, four decades since it was recorded.

Rob Hochschild: interview
Filmed by 21summit Productions
Joe Barnard: videographer, editor
Simon Katz: audio

Led Zeppelin Rem asters Paris Listening Party – Jimmy Page

 

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#RARE Billy Joel on 16 Track The Lost L.A. Tapes – 1972 #raremusic #music Interview w/ Larry Russell @LRussellBass #Rare #Photos!

#RARE Billy Joel on 16 Track!
billy joel 4 track demo The Lost L.A. Tapes – 1972
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by Karen A. Brown @IndieStardust @StardustBlueCEO

Larry Russell is a dear friend and when I saw what he had found in his archives I had to share it with you!

These five original songs feature Billy Joel, Larry Russell, Rhys Clark, and Al Hertzberg in 1972!  The sessions were recorded in Los Angeles at Paramount Recording Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard shortly after performing at the famous Sigma Studio, which was the concert that got Billy noticed by Columbia Records.

Thank you Larry Russell for supplying these rare recordings!

Interview with Larry Russell: Original Bass player for Billy Joel’s band 1972

KAB: How did you meet Billy and what year was it?

Billy Joel Miami Convention Center April 1st 1972 PHOTO: Susan Geiser
Billy Joel Miami Convention Center April 1st 1972
PHOTO: Susan Geiser

LR: It was early 1967 my band THE AGE OF REASON auditioned to be the opening act in a long island club called MY HOUSE owned by Danny Mazur. His son Irwin would later become Billy’s manager during my tenure. And that’s how it all began; my band opened up for THE HASSLES every Friday and Saturday night for a few months and also shared lots of shows with them outside of the club, like PALISADES AMUSEMENT PARK and HS proms.

 

Original  Billy Joel Band: February 1972 Live at The University of Southern Illinois
Original Billy Joel Band: February 1972 Live at The University of Southern Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAB: How did you come across these lost recordings? Tell us about all these great original tracks!

LR:  I had been looking for this tape for about 2 years now and stumbled across it accidentally, while opening some storage bins. I knew I should digitize it because it was on a cassette that was recorded by a good friend of mine, Alan Diaz, who was present during the sessions in Los Angeles. The engineer took a feed from the board and transferred it into Alan’s little Panasonic mono recorder. That tape was transferred onto another tape that he gave to me and I digitized it in my studio and gave that to the administrator of a great Billy Joel fan forum on Facebook run by pretty cool Billy Joel fan, Mike Stutz. The forum name is called Billy Joel: Completely Retold. the sessions took place in Los Angeles in April 1972 at the Paramount Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard. I believe we recorded there 1 or 2 days in one week to record about six songs. The engineer was the same one who worked with James Taylor on Fire and Rain. I remember those sessions as being a very happy time for us as that was a great momentum for us at that point.

KAB: What was the atmosphere like recording with Billy during this session?

LR: My old drummer bandmate, Alan Diaz. who would later go on to play Sergio Mendez, was attending this session and it was his cassette tape that was used to make the digital transfer of these sessions. The atmosphere was never tense. Between Billy, Rhys and I, there were plenty of ‘NY kidding’ around to keep us loose in the studio. And besides, we had a very successful string of dates that solidified Billy’s future success to come.

Larry Russel Photo by Symie Dahut
Larry Russel Photo by Symie Dahut

KAB: What was the equipment did you guys used to record?

LR:  I used a 1972 Fender Prescision Bass that Billy bought me, mostly because my Rickenbacker Bass was getting played out. Al Hertzberg used his new Strat, that Billy bought him, as well. Rhys used his custom kit with Ludwig hardware. And Billy used the studio’s Steinway Grand. The engineer that day was Bill Lazarus, who two years prior engineered James Taylor’s Fire and Rain LP. He was awesome. The room provided him a 16 track Studer. I believe these sessions lasted two to three days.

KAB: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers, Larry?

LR: Yes, this band is releasing some live material from our reunion show from last year at The Bitter End on iTunes soon. It is called ‘Long, Long Time’ and look out for us later this year when we mini-tour a few shows down the East Coast.

KAB: Where can folks see you play now?

LR: We are planning an East Coast multi city mini-tour and I will provide info relating to this on Facebook. I am also in the midst of mixing the tracks from our Bitter End Reunion Show from last September 22, 2013 and those tracks will soon be available for sale as a download on iTunes as soon as it is completed.

Thanks for dropping in here with me on Indiestardust Larry! Wonderful hearing these incredible stories!

Find Larry on Twitter @LRussellBass and on Facebook 

Buy Billy Joel Here!

The record relates to our famous concert at Sigma in Philly 2

 

#JackWhite did it! He Broke the Record for the World’s Fastest Studio-to-Store Record #music #RecordStoreDay #Vinyl

We all thought this was just a marketing gimmick for Record Store Day and then we saw this! Wow Jack!

Jack White’s World’s Fastest Record RSD Recap!

Sonic 102.9 program director Al Ford stopped by Garner Andrews’s place on his way home from LA to discuss his trip to Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville and played the new song, “Lazaretto”.

Original track “Lazaretto” Jack White – Audio

Wild! 2,500 flaming bunsen burners dancing to #Dubstep on a two-dimensional ‘Pyro Board’! #music #viral

This is just something a little bit wild. 2,500 bunsen burners dancing to the beat on a two-dimensional ‘Pyro Board’. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box.

“The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music. Thank you to Sune Nielsen and everyone at Aarhus for sharing this demonstration with me! And thanks for having me at your conference.”

Music by Kevin MacLeod, http://www.Incompetech.com “Ice Flow”