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MikeC

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  1. I had never seen him before. He sang alot of songs. And he was in top form. His voice; And his storytelling. He wants to lose some weight, but he is taller than I thought, and carries his weight well. He sang, told jokes, stories; introduced veterans and asked any POW's to stand-up. He had the people who helped dance to one of his songs in front of the audience. He customized lyrics in one song to thank them , one by one from the stage. And joked how one of thenm never heard one of his songs. There was a picnic afterwards, and everyone lined up to meet him. He told me his name later, being part Greek and puerto rican. He said that makes him Greek-o-Rican, and laughed. I was surprised at his reaction, when I told him what I'm working on, artistically. ( Movie, music, and comedy). He very positive .More on that, perhaps, in the future. People say that when you talk to Tony in person, it's as if you are the only one there. He is so personal, it's amazing to see him talk, and listen to everyoneabout anything. He talked to everyone so long, that I had left, thinking he was done talking. I couldn't believe it. One of the ladies there wants to start an all ladies band, I said I sing some, too. I suggested a Sinatra song, after they would play. I sang the end of My Way: "For what is a man; What has he got?......
  2. Hi Donzi. I was at a casino near Palm Springs, California. It must have been just before 2;00 A.M. and that was the song, :Go All The Way" being played over outstanding speakers. Of course I sang as loud as I could, because it is so noisey, they turn the volume up, extra loud. This site is amazing. Someone even tweeted one of my posts on sports. That I'm sure were commented on. I need to become a twitter member. I will, since I'm working on film ideas, and I have friends who do independant movies, giving me tips on what to do, I, too, am lucky, having been around outstanding musicians, singer /songwriters. They have performed with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, at Brad Pitts first wedding (Piano). It was exciting for me to have met Michael Jackson's former drummer at an after party. With all-star musicians, also attending.
  3. Sold separately from the paper. Happy Anniversary to his family and fans. With comments about 20 essential Elvis xongs. plus, another 20 songs listed in the tribute edition. It is amazing for me to read things I didn;t know: When he was starting out, he told the receptionist." I don't sound like nobody". After a year of singing and recording, one day he belted out his first famous song. After he finished his service in the army, he is the highest paid guest, to date. He received $125, 000 dollars when he appeared on television with Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Sammy Davis, Jr. is also shown onstage, with all of them. When he made his comeback, December 3rd, 1968, it was NBC's highest rated show of the year. It was originally suppoosed to be all christmas songs. But Elvis sang mostly an autobioghraphical assortment of memorable songs. He has 80 top 40 hits. 80 to 40 hits ( Elton John is second , at 57 top 40's). 67 weeks at number 1 on the music charts (Garth Brooks and Michael Jackson have 51 each). 90 Gold, 52 platinum, and 25 multiplatinum albums. ( No wonder he was called The King) 134. 5 million albums sold. .Second to the Beatles ( 177 million albums sold) And three Grammy Awards.
  4. I hope you have a great year. Thanks for all your work, and continued playing music.
  5. Wow!!. All we need is some commentary on the photos [Joke time]. Are these photos in reverse? Note, left row, second from the top- Is that Darlene or Julia D. getting ready to go skinny dipping? (Note, there was that rumour, late into Bernie's party). Start to the left. Photo 13 from the top. The one with Jim and the bartender (Backwards cap)?: Jim: My god!!. You've gotta be kidding me! Bartender: Someone took your two drinks, and you just arrived? Jim: Yes. It wasn't Tony. He isn't here. I even left a ten dollar tip. Bartender: I heard Tommy Tunes is here. (Note, not far away, the left hand of Tommy Tunes? sneaking drinks from the drink table). Was it that prankster Mike C? Jim: Well, he did quite a few jokes online, last time. Jim: I saw Eric running (Third row, eighth photo from the top). But, he wouldn't sneak my drink from me, I don't think. First row Tenth photo from the top. .Eric tells guest, No autographs, pal, until we find Jim's drinks Now, second row. Is that Tommy showing where the two drinks are? More, on the weekend.
  6. I think I heard that higher pressing speeds reduces some of the DVD's receiving all of the sound. Sort of like playing a record at 78 speed, but much faster. Maybe 10 times faster.
  7. The buzz is out about it at the height of the band's 1976 concert. Some have said there were some sound problems. Maybe that was on just a few DVD's, because of multiple pressings at the same time.
  8. He will be performing a concert at The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. His Gold Record is "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around The Old Oak Tree". The famous song that talks about returning home from duties.
  9. I'm late to the party. Oh, well! Have a fun week.
  10. With the songs of Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman Hermitis, The Who, Dusty Springfield, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Zombies, Petula Clark, etc. The Premiere is June 19th. Show Album is now available. Beatlemania and ModRocker shows will play on separate stages, but same times, later this month, at the same place. This is the same place where The Rolling Stones played, this year. Listen to the show songs on the left, at their site. http://Modrockmusical.com
  11. You both should be music promoters. Maybe some bands this summer?
  12. Enjoy your birthday week!
  13. They are performing 28 anthem songs by The Styx, ourney, Poison, etc, with the story being told through music and acting.
  14. That's http://www.CarpenterArts.org
  15. Ringo will also be using audio commentary, himself, to comment on the photos. Originally found them after his mother died.
  16. I'm not sure, this friday, or the next. He is quite a photographer. These have never been seen, before. He blurs out one photo of Paul. But the effect doesn't distort the story of the picture. Ringo and George, with their wives, after fishing. Friends. Paul and jane. Paul standing to the right. Jane sitting on a sun lounger. Ringo snuck the photograph, it looked to me.
  17. Oh, there is The Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Karen would be proud of her brother. www.CarpenterArts.Org
  18. A memorable part that she played so well.
  19. I hope he writes a book, one day. That chorus part sounds great for a car commercial. -[When your someday is now, you can choose the new ....and drive to your own sounds. Just like Paul (Williams) ] Then he drives off, with his song cranked up, singing. Or second scenario: Eric sees Paul, who brings his wife and a guest. Paul says, "Do you need a band?" Eric recognizes Paul's guest, too. Eric then says, 'Three piano players?' Paul says, 'Richard's going to check out the show, at the Hall'. (The musician Richard Carpenter). Richard: 'Good thing you play guitar, Eric.' Paul: Don't worry, I have the rest of the band. Then he says, 'Play on!' Or, the car rolls up on stage, Eric already playing the song on piano. Paul gets out singing his song....[Changing a word here] -As for me, I will always believe I was born a someday man,...
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