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  1. I think you're right, Cheryl, because this is revenue from sales that are on the site, where the song/s are played. Clicking on a product is more money for the website. They sell the product, and get more money. I should make a correction that the fans aren't making money, the website is (from advertising products like more music, etc) The WorldWideBand app gets money to the fans, from the advertising. The fans share it with the website., using newly created songs. Someone, like stewart starts the drums. Then bass, etc. added on. As well as singing. Everyone gets paid, because they added music or vocals to a song..
  2. Get better, and enjoy good foods, like berries, etc. One of my favorites is tomatoe sauce, with garlic and onion. It brings the energy up. Olympians eat tomatoes at breakfast, because of the benefits.
  3. And the lead actor, Chris Prat, will be hosting the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" T.V. show, on saturday, September 27th.
  4. Wally, Dave, etc. from The Raspberries, here is your new chance to make money, from original and new recordings that you have done. The new day in music is here. You can continue to make money, again. From Rock, Country, Classical. Or whatever music you like. It looks like a few other sites are doing this, also, but withoutcollaborating with a famous, professional musician. And now Stewart Copeland of The Police music band, along with his longtime friend Kevin Godley, who took two years to develope an app caledl, "WholeWorld Band"- (Also, look up article," Copeland Music App") for all music enthusiasts to record with professional artists, minus all the money for studio. The talent pool is biigger, so fans, the artists, can all get credit- And make more money than their albums are making, because of the fans covering the same songs, but with their own vocal or instumental add-onn version, to the original music track, without all the rest of the instrument sounds, yet. Other famous artists have stopped by Copeland's studio, who also does orchestral music now. As well as Rock, of course. But, being online now, you don't have to do that. It allows fans and artists to get paid for songs on Youtube, using minimul music tracks, like drums from someone like stewart's WholeWorld Band app, and create the rest, The fan, the artist, and collaborators get paid, and are credited to what they create. Multiple versions can be made of any one song. Record sales were down, almost 15 percent, last year. But streaming is very popular. That's why the app was developed. And to get fans involved, to make more money for everyone. On Youtube, cover songs account for over 200, 000 hours of music videos. Music videos have been streamed 36.6 billion times. But, the cover songs, by fans, have made more money now, than the original songs, from the advertisers on Youtube, for example.
  5. Robert also ad-libs his lines in the recent movie, "La Chef". They accepted what he said in the final cut. I will buy it and GOTG on DVD, for sure, because they are both well written stories. It's a fun movie, about a chef who sells superb sandwiches, traveling in a food mobile. And teaching his son the ropes about business and life. And how a food critic is won over, and wants to invest in his company/restaraunt business.
  6. So right, James. And we are looking forward to more music. There are so many places to bring your CD, or to play live. And later on, Christmas songs with some of yours. -At hotels, maybe casinos. You can get musicians and find a place to play. Or, people who play different styles of music. This way, it's a better event that more people can go to. Maybe at an art show...... Or, during intermissions, or after a boxing match, etc. Hockey games, basketball, baseball, football. Then you bring a paper to tell them about your next show. -Our next show is in two weeks at. And on your paper, where you will have more shows, later. Your schedule of shows, And more bands to be announced at the next shows, on your webpage. If you go to a comedy club, you can do some jokes and play your guitar. Some play at beaches. Some at parties. Like tupperware, and whatever else. So, really more people see what you do. Maybe they tell their friends. Some were discovered on street corners, like Robin Williams, and Wayne Newton. There is a podcast that requires this: Just your CD. And they tell you: You have no manager? Alright, that's O.K. No Record label? Check, still O.K. No one marketing you? No famous producer? Don't worry one bit. No need to wait any longer. And your homeless friend- Tell him to get ready to play. But where? Alot of places. There's a swapmeet. Talk to the manager, or one of the booths that sell music. And how about those car or boat conventions. That's right. Not many artists do that. So, it's all yours to go out and perform. No need to wait for anyone, any longer. Maybe, they are sitting around, too. That'snot how they work. Send it to us, they tell people. If we like it, you're on there broadcast. They play several styles One time the response by listeners was overwhelming, wehn they play music from the 60's. Because hardly any other music station was doing that. The DJ received so many thanks, it was unbelievable. http://kuci.org/
  7. I voted, after I saw the movie, which was very entertaining.
  8. You might add some top forty songs, when you play live. Play at weddings or receptions, afterwards for steady work. It helps to do some storytelling, and jokes. Just be stupid, and get them to laugh. But practice your jokes, before with a few friends, or on the phone. Here's how Weird Al Yankovic got to number 1 on Billboard: Each week, he released one song, on Youtube. The audience grew, especially when they realized it was new, and by popular artists. He said that others write in a serious way, but his comfortable style is comedy writing. Since your'e not selling those other songs, and only yours, it's alright to play them. Maybe you can get on someone's podcast, where different music styles are played. And, you can also find out from other churches who is visiting to speak during the week, or a sunday, and play worship songs, as well as one of your own songs. Humour is great, too. You can change your own words, to get a laugh. And remember, most likely, Jesus would be out and about playing songs. He might really spend less time at church, and with everyone in the world. Wherever you sing or play, develope that style. With comedians, then humourous song At church, with a straight face. Play to the style that they are used to, and also introduce humour. That gets better attention, I believe.
  9. This artist atttended The Raspberries concert on Sunset Blvd., at The House Of Blues. He has also acted, written a book about a year ago, and plays Rock N' Roll. He will be acting in the future, also. He is also performing on August 20th at the same venue for a benefit concert at 7:pm. Watch on Youtube, or a re-streaming site, if it's there. The House of Blues- which is looking for a new location, because the owner wants to build apartments there. Who is this artist. Snap your fingers, and guess- Alright- Hint...The song "Jessie's Girl"
  10. And, in some countries, their band name wasn't on the album. Just their photo, because their albums were banned, way back.
  11. Yes, what a year. And if you hadn't written that song, now in the GOTG movie. Everyone can celebrate with a cake, including all the songs in the movie. Green Day plans to release three albums: Sept. 25th, Nov. 13th, and Jan 15th. The first one with a power-pop song. Weird Al Yankovic, who is a fan of everyone he parodies got a first: Number one comedy album in 51 years, on Billboard. New sensation, 5 Seconds of Summer, signed with Capital Records. Number one, in 71 countries, on iTunes. And actor Christopher Walken will portray a tap-dancing pirate, in a TV series.
  12. It was expected to make 65 million dollars. I haven't seen it, yet. And guess who else has a movie out? Mick Jagger is the producer for "Get On UP" He has a very small scene, that he says is not significant to the story of James Brown movie- Spinning to a snycopated beat, mm Shoes turn in cirles with your feet-uh Fandango and Visa credit card have a deal: Buy two tickets to any movie, and get one free ticket for 'GOTA" movie. That means any other movie name, too, other than GOTA. Or two for GOTA, and the next one free.
  13. That's important, too. Advertisers definitely want to be part of something popular.
  14. It's great about the way the director cared to let the actors hear the music first. That helps with the effect they want to portray on the screen. And the fans are still there, so why not let it roll.
  15. Right on, Wendy. Being positive is better. I was reading about the director of GOTG, and in his early years, spent 8,000 dollars on the Marvel Comics. He became a big fan. And, by the way, it looks like this is part one of more Marvel movies in the future. Maye Elton John's Rocket Man will be in th next one. They are spending 170 million dollars to produce this movie. The story is about everyone is different, but we can care and get along. And it is great for the new fans to be from this work of art.
  16. He added San Diego. September 28th, a sunday. Looking great, and back in action.
  17. Our own Darlene may have played under his music direction. Fondly remembered by his children, and wife. And an extraordinary conductor. Known for perfection and his work ethic, around the world.
  18. Described as one of the most important Rock Music, in their time. Also, , mentioned on the radio, and during Mets Baseball game. And, on http://www.popdose.com
  19. He was told to rest up a bit. And he is xcheduled to perform again, July 5th, for the US part of his tour. It was a mysterious illness, but a little more rest, and he will be rockin' again, he said. He was joined by wife Nancy, who had been celebrating her cousin Barbara's retirement. Stell also came along. After they got back, someone said Paul and Nancy took a jaunt to Abbey Road, for photo's with the fans. And rompning around, having a good time with friends. I made a typing error above, that should be Stella. But I like Stell, too.
  20. I heard Paul, and Tim Piper ( who puts on a John Lennon show), on Mother's Day radio broadcast, talking about songs for that day. Tim played a few bars of Elvis's "Love Me Tender". Paul sounded a little tired. maybe it started a month ago. It might be one of those things that go out, but over a few months, instead of weeks. There was something going around, and some people took two months or more, to recover. Mine lasted over one month. Usually, blowing my nose, especially after sleeping. Then walking, swimming helped reduce the nose problems. Sitting in the hot room, or steam room for a few minutes. But bring water or an electrolyte drink, if you stay for 20 minutes in the steam room. I do five minutes first in the steam room, then five in the hot room (Sauna room) Or, just five to eight minutes in the hot room, a retired pharmacist told me. Bring a towel with water on it, to breathe a little water into your lungs. Because saunas dry our lungs. Stretching exercises, to keep the body moving, at least once per day. I changed up my diet with all greens mixed healthy drinks. For salads, changing to balsalmic or vinargarette dressing, for the best blood circulation. As we get on in life, we don't digest food as well. So we can add enzymes that add that, naturally, with papaya, mangoes, or pineapple in the mornings.
  21. Power back up with tomato sauce, garlic and onion. Olympians have tomatoes, instead of oranges, for breakfast. Add some good helpings of tea. And tah-dah!!
  22. A great name! We're all lucky to have heard music of all genres. If we could all sit at a big table, we could share so many stories. If that's you in the photo, bring on the songs. There are many music fans from around the world, who stop in to read. Wally still writes, Kay says. He writes poems and songs. He is retiring, in a few years. So, he will be more available to record new songs. Kay says she will push him. Eric has the new album, and wally is featured there, also. Jim still plays Not sure what Dave is up to. But, he likes the great Country Music, which has become very popular, with Rock N' Roll, etc.
  23. It's difficult to write popular songs that are hits. Wally should be the very first to admit that. If he could, that would be astounding. But, with all the bands, that didn't happen. Even with Wally being in any band that he played in. It was impossible, even for him.
  24. Thanks, Russ, for the great interview. And who knows, maybe Eric will have a Hall in Europe named after him and some o the names of the people who influenced him, in classical music. With a concert, a party and dedication of the Hall. And video streaming, if that was possible, for people who couldn't be there.
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