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  1. Passed on, recently. Wishing her family time together, with good memories.

    She was friend and wife of John. Mum or Mom of Julien.

    She lived an abundant life.


    Sometimes she was photographed with The Beatles.

    -With John's permission, although she didn''t want the spotlight.

    She swung with it, anyway, and realized she was part of the whole party.


    She was married several times.

    Her son Julien likes photography and music.

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  2. I enjoyed singing "Can't Buy Me Love" with some friends at a party. 

     Probably the concert,, the night before.

    But, he needs to take care of his voice.

    Warm teas, like mint, or chamomille.

    Aloe vera drink, to rehydrate the vocal chords.

    Coconut drink, hydrates better than water,

    to bring his energy up.

    Steam, like a portable steam machine.

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  3. Kanye should be blamed for the loss, if he cares so much.


    I'd have your back James. He would not have a chance.

    After one swing, I wouldn't swing, and he'd be down.


    I won a karaoke contest, after the superbowl It was a private party.

    I have had professional vocal training, too.

    I could have won against Kanye.

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  4. I didn't know it was your birthday.

    It should be a fun week.


    Have you been ouit with Angelina abd his girlfriend? Or Tommy Tunes and his family?

    You said Angelina  was getting divorced.

    Maybe he is in booyah heaven, now, with his new lady.

    -Booyah, the word he always used when he sent greetings to people.


    Latley, I've been out late at friends parties,

    after 1;30 A.M.

    One time we finished after 3;30 A.M.

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  5. I wonder whether or not Joan Jett will be tuning up  the guitar she bought of Eric's, since she's being inducted next year. Eric could resign it, and Joan could play it for the audience there.

    At the Grammy's, next year, the soundtrack is nominated for Guardians Of The Galaxy is nominated.

    And George Harrison, as well as The Bee Gee's get a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The Who celebrate 50 years. Maybe the house band will play some of their songs, too.

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  6. I was hoping the soundtrack would be nominated, by being a number one on the charts.

    It would be a good show, too, if they give some tribute to The Who, on their 50 year anniversary.

    If any of the nominees go to the show, you could even make it part documentary, somewhere else,  to record interviews of the nominees. And their unlikely road back to the top, on the same soundtrack.

    Hey, David Foster has his own studio. Could some of them record a song or two together? O.k., maybe a party, instead.

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  7. Good observations, by Nikki.

    The point I make is that with all the media, you have to advertise your product through them, too. This increases your sales, or concerts for fans. Use their success, to gain more success for the music that you want to promote.

    But, still the movie industry is number one, because of more movies produced. Then video games. And books, which is about 36 billion dollars each year. Use all of these to promote music.

    And I believe it is up to the artists, now, to change the way things are done, from the streaming sites, to the label, and little to the artists/ writers.

    I realize that the video games cost a lot more  than an album. But, units sold might still be higher.If not, this is why video gaming is number one, now, because of the higher cost of the games being bought.

    It looks like artists could avoid this breakage problem by starting their own record label, together. Maybe 50 artists, more or less.

    But, they'll have to write some new songs, first. So, when a site pays their new and self-owned record label, the money goes back to the original writers and musicians. Before, it always skips the artists portion, reduced to very little royalties.

    And, a new artist could also start their own label, too.The established artists might only record their friends songs, together. This way, the new artist doesn't have to depend on any other artist, if they aren't on a famous artists record label. So, they, too, would get money paid back to their own record label, and back to themselves, from the music streaming sites.

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  8. It is sad that the writers and singers don't get paid. I hope the new change at youtube was brought about, partly by Garths' meeting with them. And that the $9.99 monthly fee will send money to the artists.

    The future of one portion of the entertainment is projected to be 91 billion dollars, by 2015. That's the video game market. Supposedly, now, 11 countries bring in 1 billion dollars each year.

    The top entertainment money maker is not from any one movie, any artist, actor/ actress or any music band. The top all-time entertainment world record breaker is a video game. But, that industry does ongoing advertising for the same game, each year. Then, another game the next year.

    The music industry could advertise their album or song on the video game package, or before the game begins, near the beginning of each game. Or advertise concerrs, like this way- "Buy Rock Music". Celebrate all music, today. Enjoy a concert, or whatever the advertisement could be.

    Or, music artists can make a video game, or games with different genres, People can hear a song, or more songs as the game is played. And be included in the most popular form of entertainment. Or, really, what people buy more of, which are the video games.

    Ironically, the music artists can get music interest back to an audience, without depending on record labels to do that.

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  9. Way to go, Taylor!

    There are more Jingleball tour concerts in various cities. Taylor is also scheduled, also, on Dec.12th. Tickets have been selling very quickly, over the last few weeks. Some seats are beyond the side view of the stage. And some at the back of the stage are available.

    More concerts, with various artists: Nov. 30th, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21 and 22.

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  10. You Tube announced $9.99  music each month. Listen to a song, an album, concerts, etc. And just in time for Charitable giving, (Chrities to receive concert proceeds), Taylor Swift and others are prepariing for The Jingle Ball Christmas Concert at The Staples Center, on Dec. 5th, with Capitol Records signed band, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Pharell Williams,etc. 5 Seconds Of Summer were popular on Youtube, long before signing up. They say they are a band that can play, not just a boy band, trying to look good, or just being a comodityto sell music, with real talent. And many more solo artists.

    Another Big Charity Event to follow the first event.

    What someone said are the biggest bands in the world will perform at The Inglewood Forum. The Foo Fighters (Ghrol and company) have an obligation, too far away, to make it back in time. The Almoust Accoustic show to feature , over two days:

    Dec. 13th: Linkin Park, Incubus, Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down, Walk The Moon, Royal Blood, and New Politics

    Dec. 14th: U2, Weezer, Imagon Dragons, Interpol,  Modest Mouse, Smashing Pumpkins, Vance Joy, Alt J, and Tears For Fears.

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  11. Yes, Susie, Brava!

    And the album concept would be different genres. This way, you are bringing Rock back to the forefront, by the other currently famous artists who talk about the artists, from the past, who influenced them and their own music, today.

    That movie Galaxy of The....brought back former songs, and was a hit Album. And customers who go to these artists concerts can get a CD or Download for, let's say $5.00. Or charge, a regular CD price or higher, like $12.00  to $16.00 for a reasonable price, with several artists and genres on the same album. Some movie tickets go over $20.00 when there is a screening of a 3-D movie. I saw $26.00 at the huge IMAX screen, once. 

    Artists can promote each album, at separate concerts on their own, or with other artists at the same concert.

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  12. Another album concept idea is to have one currently famous artist, with two songs, and the rest of past songs of other artists. This saves new recording expenses for every artist. And the unknown artist could use an online music app. if they can't afford to record in a studio. Just agreements are needed with the music labels, and voila, ce ca,- There, that's all.

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  13. Great one, Anne!

     I agree with Taylor. And, that's a great way to get more new promotion for an album, like Taylor's. And Taylor has switched over to Pop or contemporay music, now. I'm sure she includes some Country songs, still. And Garth Brooks went to iTunes, after about nine years of staying out of sites that sell music downloads.

    I also would like to see the record labels include multiple artists on one album. We could start with five, then 10. Did I hear 100 albums? Well, alright. But everyone could make money, being on the same album, or the same iTunes download. Apparently, iTunes pays more to artists.

    And also add some unknown artists on each album, like our own Matthew. The famous artists would receive more. And everyone could count on concerts for more money, each year. They could do their own, or play in other artists concerts.

    Musicians like Wally Bryson, Dave Smalley of Raspberries could be added to some albums. I know they liked their own songs. Back then, their record label thought other songs would fit better on albums. Spending time to co-write would have helped. But, maybe Wally liked to party-hardy 'til the wee hours of the morning. I don't know. Yes, he wrote songs, that could be put out, with agreement with the owner of his songs. I guess he didn't have full ownership and rights to more songs he wrote. It was more about consideration of a possible album recording, that didn't become a reality. Unfortunately, for Wally.

    Could he add them now, so that people could hear them, with agreement of his former record label?

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  14. A pre- Halloween treat:

    The KISS Band just did a concert on Wednesday, for winners of a contest. bSee Connect OCRegister.com/Kiss, Scroll down to "Readers Trown A Kiss." And they did perform for their fans at an Arena Football game, too. At the end of the season.

    More treats: Tickets go on sale in January, 2015: The first Rio Rock concert in Las Vegast for May 8th and 9th, then the 15th and 16th, of 2015. With Metallica, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, John Legend, and a lot more, For The Rio Rock Festival that usually is in Brazil.

    And a correction that Styx did 103 concerts last year, with 109 scheduled, to their surprise, for this year.

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  15. Excellent points. Great quote, LC.

    And some spotlights on Rocks Bands that can showcase their music, and the record companies can showcase new talent this way, too: Just have bands record their songs, and put them on movie screens.

    And there is The Beatles Radio, podcast on the internet, now. Playing song after song. Link it up to your computer, or business. If you have a flatscreen T.V., everyone at your business can see and hear it, too. Or you can ask them to show it, on their screens. With various artists and Ringo's song from an album, along with the rest of the band.

    If a band agrees, why not put some video on screen at a live concert, while people wait to see an artist or band play. This way, they can hear bands they never heard, before.

    Rock and other music genres can use theatres and have a Rock night, like a Saturday night, where bands are shown on screen. You can do this with an internet connection to the theatre.

    It also helps that someone explain, before the show, what the band was about. So the new viewing audience understands.

    And, vinyl records are coming back. On a different genre, Frank  Sinatra must have about eight albums, from the past, now on vinyl again. Including 50 never before released songs, from London,  in the 1960's. So, it looks like an artist contacts the record label to do this, because their name is also on an album.

    Bands like Styx did 103 shows, last year. To their surprise, they will have 109 shows. Joe Perry has recorded some songs with Paul McCartney. I guess due out by Christmas. It's in the sound mixing stage, now. Neil Dimond with his new album, on Capitol Records. The Who celebrates 50 years, next year. I thought I heard something about a show. The Rolling Stones have a documentary/ performance movie out, from a few years ago.

    Rock continues to be writen about, at least in new books by Ken Sharp and guitarest, Joe Perry, oif Aerosmith. Joe says that bandmember, Steven, has read the good chapters- through chapter four. He said, after that, we'll see whether or not there wil be a tour, next year.

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  16. Wow! Congratulations to Eric and The Raspberries. Just one song can keep the royalties from a song going.

    And just for that, you get the bonus of reading that the next "Star Wars' movie has already written in a part for William Shatner, who played as Captain Kirk, im the T.V. series. The new generation will meet the original generation of Trekkies.

    And will there be a superfecta, which means four in a row, on another movie? Hmmm.

    Plus, saturday night on T.V, September 27th, the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live will be hosted by Guardians Of The Galaxy actor, Chris Pratt. Maybe replay it on Youtube, later. Or, parts of the show, if they have it, there.

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  17. I agrre with that, Batman.

    It would be interesting. But, I think The Raspberries would make their own version, on their own, since they own the rights.

    But, I would think that some of  the songs on WorldWideBand would be used to make an album, CD, or music download. The original contributors would now get paid for a physical product, not just a download.

    If I was adding to a song, I would take my part of the song and make a brand new drum track. Now, it's my own, because I didn't copy all the other parts of someone else's song.

    Can you imagine doing these songs live,  in concert? With multiple musicians, for each song? All of the musicians couldn't travel, unless their expenses were paid.

    And later, after thirty years, I think the song becomes public domain, where anyone can record the same original song, and get paid. So, a renewal must be obtained, to avoid this. I don't know, for sure. It's just what I heard about.

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