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Wednesday, March 30


I want to thank everyone for following my Blog - what an amazing experience this is!! I am glad that you dig my ideas and I love getting your emails and receiving your comments! I am going to take in a much needed holiday and so I am off to Cabo San Lucas.

I have a show there on April 2nd thus far and will book another one for April 8 or 9th when I get there...I will try to drop by, however I do need to chillax and recharge for this summer as my CD will be cut and it is promotion, promotion, marketing, promotion TIME! WHOOT! WHOOT!

C U on April 12th and please click the like button above to keep the Train-a-CHUGGIN'.

Here is where I will be playing:
Baja Brewing Company Cantina on the Rooftop Patio:

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Tuesday, March 29


Today in 1946 Terry Jacks was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. I refer to this location as Winterpeg and for those of you that have not been there, trust me on the Winter part! So who is Terry Jacks? He is Canadian signer songwriter that had a few hit songs of which one of them just happens to be one of my favorite song from when I was a kid: 'Seasons in the Sun".

Oh how I had fun with this song, I used to come up with the strangest lyrics. Actually my younger sister and I would sing this song when I was learning how to play guitar. Little did I know that I was not the only one that had a hayday with the lyrics to 'Seasons In The Sun".  The original French song was about infidelity and was written by Jacques Brel. The English translation did not capture the intended message of Jacque.

Prior to Terry Jacks version the song was also rewritten and recorded by the Kingston Trio (Smokin' Smokin' Band!) prior to and they eluded to the infidelity theme. Terry deleted the infidelity verses and added this of his own:
Goodbye, Michelle, my little one,
You gave me love and helped me find the sun,
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground;
Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air,
With the flowers everywhere,
I wish that we could both be there!

Terry and his wife Susan (The Poppyseeds) were set to join the Beach Boys to record Seasons in the Sun and when the Beach Boys neglected to finish the project, the Jacks' decided to forge forward. Good call! 'Seasons in the Sun went on to be the biggest selling international single by a Canadian Artist in 1973 topping the charts at number one in both Canada and the U.S.  Ah yes, and also how about four Juno Awards.

Here is another Terry and Susan Jacks Canadian chart topper:

Terry Jacks is yet another record-breaking Canadian Artist with a song that will always be near and dear to my heart. Namely because I had so so much fun manipulating the lyrics to suit my moods each time and some were, well....shall I say: best not ever repeated. LMAO Try it, listen to the song and try out your own hand at songwriting, I would love to hear what you come up with. Shoot me the lyrics for a your original verse and I may record it for you (as long as the lyrics are not too close to mine when I was a kid - I don't need that kind of press right now as an Indy Artist lol)

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Monday, March 28


Today in 1967 Van Morrison (known as Van the Man) recorded "Brown Eyed Girl." Now tell me who does not know this song! It would take days to advise all of the Artists that have covered this song over the years and this is why I actually don't put it in my set, as I do believe that far too many bands have covered this song and I like to keep the show fresh. What do you think? Add it to the set list for my show?

Van Morrison actually titled the song 'Brown-Skinned Girl' when he wrote it. Here is a quote from Van the Man: "That was just a mistake. It was a kind of Jamaican song. Calypso. It just slipped my mind. I changed the title." "After we'd recorded it, I looked at the tape box and didn't even notice that I'd changed the title. I looked at the box where I'd lain it down with my guitar and it said 'Brown Eyed Girl' on the tape box. It's just one of those things that happen." .... Now this is yet another of those times where I quantify EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON!! If the name of the song was not inadvertently changed it may not be played in today's market in consideration of today's standards.

Van Morrison wrote the song about a former lover of his and the original lyrics were hacked to get it on the radio. The radio and broadcasting folks demanded that the words 'making love in the green grass" be deleted - which of course they were. The inserted lyrics were then "laughin' and a-runnin', hey hey' that were in the previous verse. The song was recorded on the 22nd take on the FIRST day - interesting how such a timeless piece can evolve in such a short period of time. The earlier recordings have the hacked version, my how times have changed - making love was a swear word and today's music has the F-word and $hit is no longer a swear word for radio - the 'hokey' of yesterday wasn't all that bad now was it; when looking at TV and Music language of today's market.

Here is the 'Brown Eyed Girl' video - love love love this tune!!

Now when speaking to 'hokey' of yester-years, Van Morrison is a prime example of the necessity of evolution  between the Artist-Label relationship. He signed his Contract with Bang Records without the guidance of Legal Council and it just goes to show how important it is that you know what you are signing when it comes to Legal Contracts! The Contract made Van the Man responsible for all expenses incurred to record the song and thus no royalties were to be paid until such time as expenses were covered. Well, I guess there was some creative accounting that at the end of the day resulted in no royalties due to Van!  What a guy, he proceeded to write a song about the ordeal: 'The Big Royalty Check'. LOL Here it is:

 Mr. Van Morrison was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame  - I am sure this is no surprise to anyone! Van the Man is an amazing visionary writer in my books and also his writing is timeless! I would love for him to publish a poetry book.

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Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Sunday, March 27

ELTON JOHN - Weekend MUZIK Impact Video

Happy Sunday! Weekends are a time where I recharge and catch up on emails and website updates. ON weekends I blog Video's that I feel the world should see in the name of MUZIK! Today I share with you the HUGE soul of Elton John (Real Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Born: 25-Mar-1947) aka: Sir Elton Hercules John:

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Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Saturday, March 26

SAMMY HAGAR - Weekend MUZIK Impact Video

Happy Saturday. Weekends are a time where I recharge and catch up on emails and website updates. ON weekends I blog Video's that I feel the world should see in the name of MUZIK! Today I share with you the HUGE soul of Sammy Hagar aka - THE RED ROCKER:

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

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Friday, March 25


Today in 1995 Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson born 1958) won an Oscar for the Best Original Score for a soundtrack for the movie "Purple Rain." The album was released in 1984 and spent 24 weeks AT NUMBER ONE on the Billboard 200 Charts.
It only sold 34 million copies. In 1984 that was quite the accomplishment. In today's connected market it is attainable however still very difficult just the same; but in 1984?? WOW!!! The 'Purple Rain' movie grossed in excess of $80 million. Not too poo hey? The movie is about a screwed up musician (Prince) from a screwed up home. You could say it is a typical Hollywood hood drama however when referring to Prince the word typical is the least of appropriate word choices! I loved the movie and still enjoy the song (full version) to this day; namely for the amazing guitar take-off at the end. Here is an excellent Video link about the film: Purple Rain - THE FILM

At only 17 years old (1977) Prince had an excellent demo and press kit. By excellent I mean it must have been amazing because he had Warner Bros -Records, Columbia Records, A&M Records all offering contracts! Seriously?
Now I can guarantee you that this does not happen in today's market. Okay, I take that back....It MIGHT happen if you still in high school, look like Justin Bieber - write like Taylor Swift and appeal to the bubble-gum generation.... So Prince ends up signing with Warner Bros. Now get this: Prince's' terms were FULL creativity control for THREE Albums and ownership of the Publishing Rights. Okay so now I can guarantee that this would never happen in today's market. lol

Prince is a Musician, Song Writer, Entertainer, Actor, Producer, Engineer and much more I am certain. To give you some highlights in the Mr. Purple Rain, on his first album "For You'; he composed, arranged, produced AND PLAYED ALL 27 INSTRUMENTS on the recording!!  You don't have to be in the music business, a musician or an Artist to acknowledge the feat of not only playing the 27 instruments, but as well as a rookie he did everything else as well. I bow to that talent and to think, he was a whopping 18 years old. Born star; that's what it all boils down to.

Prince is the king of controversy and I say this on so so many levels! He was (likely still is) just so outside-the-box and extremely unique, different, holy-crap-wow-R-U-4 real! kinda guy. lol
For example he released an album in 1980 called 'Dirty Mind" with the controversial song 'Head' - You do the media math on that one!

By the way, Prince is a Vegan converted Jehovah Witness and loves women and has children. I say this because there is speculation he may be on the Gay side due to the high heels he wears on stage. LOL Nope - he merely wears heels to compensate for being a whopping 5" 2'.

Prince has 7 Grammy Awards (33 nominations), Golden Globe Award, and an Academy award. Apparently he has over 100 unreleased songs in his Vault. Now that would be an interesting trip! He has produced 10 Platinum Albums and also has 30 Top 40 songs to his credit. Amazing really for a funk, rock, punk rhythm and blues Artist.

'Purple Rain' the song AND the movie is high on my list of recommendations as a must see and hear. The song - did you notice anything in particular about it? It is very different from what you are used to listening to and that is because at the final stage of production Prince took out the Bass! Yep - gone. Who-woulda'thunk! Crazy Man that is what he is! Talk about an 'I-don't-care-what-you-think,-here-I-AM!!' Artist. I admire that and wrote a song about that attitude called: "Look In Your Own Dish"!

Rent it, buy it - share it - it is worth it peeps!! ONE FINAL NOTE FOR YOU: The Original song was 8 minutes and 45 seconds long (find it - the guitar is out of this world!). Prince scaled it down to 4:05 for Radio. And here it is: The Song FROM the Movie - PURPLE RAIN:

DID YOU KNOW THERE WAS A SEQUAL TO PURPLE RAIN?? 1990 - again with a Killer Soundtrack:

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
Chow Mein Noodle

Thursday, March 24


It may be safe to assume that everyone knows who Milli Vanilli is, however for those that may not know they were the brilliant scammer's that took the music industry for a ride and got busted in 1990. LOL
Milli Vanilli will always be known for their lip-synching. TODAY IN 1992 the final verdict came down from the court announcing that a $3 refund would be given to those that could prove they purchased the album prior to November, 1990. WOW - a whopping whole three dollars? Whatup with that and then also - who the heck keeps the receipts whey they purchase music?? I just had to go look and check out what the price of a CD actually was in 1990 and drum roll.... a whopping 5 - 6 dollars. As far as the refund is concerned: Come on! I am curious how many folks requested a refund - did you? I can say that I personally didn't go for the refund. For starters I was not made aware that getting money back was an option. For ender's (lol) I wouldn't have went for the cash anyways. I actually really liked the music.

CHECK THIS TV AD OUT - DID ANY OF YOU SEE THIS? History, that is what this is!!

YouTube Vid:

TV Ad for the Class Action Suit Notification

Okay now, this just blows me away. Arista Records provides a proposal for settlement because at over 14 million albums sold they guestimate that it would cost them in the neighborhood of $25,000,000. Who really gives a hoot what it WOULD cost you, is the record company any better than Rob Pilatus or Fav Morvan (the lip-syncher's)?? I could go on about that one for days and days! I was a paralegal and I can't even begin to express how passionate I am about the law; especially when it comes to music. Right Netty...get on with the point!....So Arista comes back with a proposal whereby they will provide a $3 refund on FUTURE PURCHASES to anyone who had bought a Milli Vanilli compact disk, $2 for a tape or record, or $1 for a single. Einsteins! Well, for all of the blatant faults that transpire within the justice system, the proposal was denied on the basis that the consumer would have to spend more money on another product to get a refund on the product that should not have been sold to begin with. Atta go, whoever that Judge was!

Milli Vanilli's 14 million Album sales was a result of the hit songs "Blame it on the Rain" and "Girl, You Know It's True,". Indeed, 14 million albums and 30 million singles later they ware awarded the BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY in 1989. he he he - talk about egg on your face for the Grammy Association hey? The Grammy Association retracted the award in 1990 when they were made aware that they actually granted a Grammy to some Lip Syncher's. Oh, to be a fly on the wall of that Board Room when they all got together to discuss the best way to go about eating Crow. I say this because in my opinion it makes up for all of those other Artists that get snubbed by the almighty Grammy's. Okay, enough said on slamming the Grammy's it will come back to haunt me after I accept mine! lol...

Here are the actual singers:
Brad Howell, Gina Mohammed and John Davis

Just when you thought it was over: Universal Pictures announced that they are developing the Milli Vinilli Movie. It will be based on the rise and fall of the Grammy award winning Lip Synchers.
The screenwriter for Catch Me If You Can (Tom Hanks movie - LOVE THEM ALL! - serious Tom Hans Fan!!!) is writing the script and will be directing the movie. Fab Morvan (one of the pretty-boy lip syncher's) will be on set as a consultant.  I wonder if Arista Records or the Grammy Association will have something to say or have a rep there to consult. lol unlikely.  This really could be a goldmine for you Arista Records and the Grammy Association!  My take on it, call the movie 'Blame it on the Rain (pun intended)', cast the amazing Justin Bieber (everything turns to gold when he looks at it!) as the struggling Artist that NEVER made it because of the hype and notoriety of Milli Vinilli - but gets his big shot after the demise of his only competition. What do you think? You know, all jokes aside; there is a reason Milli Vanilli sold 14 million Albums and 30 million Singles - the music was fantastic and the eye candy didn't hurt either; hence why the whole thang went down to begin with. I still quite enjoy parts of the Album. Maybe it is nostalgic or maybe it was just great music?! Hard to call a farce great though!!

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
Chow Mein Noodle

Wednesday, March 23


THE BEACH BOYS released their second album 'Surfin' U.S.A." today in 1963. This was their second album and it was quite different than the first.
Brian Wilson's writing was night and day better and also they incorporated improved vocal arrangements along with the method of Double Tracking and THIS is what enhanced The Beach Boys' signature sound. "Surfin' U.S.A survived 78 weeks on the Charts and peaked at #2. Who cares if your song makes number one! I could only dream of my song lasting for 78 weeks on the Charts. This would never happen in today's market, but at the same token there is not a darn thing wrong with dreamin' right? Better yet Surfin' - maybe I should use expression from now on? What are you thinkin' bout Netty? reply: "just surfin'"...uh-hug Keeper!

Okay, so get this! 'Surfin' U.S.A.' was challenged by Chuck Berry. He claimed that Brian Wilson wrote the song by stealing his song 'Sweet Little Sixteen'. Chuck Berry won the lawsuit claiming that it was note-for-note theft. Berry won the lawsuit and was granted both the Writing rights AND the royalties from the Album. I am curious how much moolah this really was. In consideration of 78 weeks on the Charts I am certain the payout was not chump-change! Here is a great site I found that provides both songs for you to listen to (what on earth was Brian thinking?... He actually plead innocent!:

I grew up on The Beach Boys and have such fond memories of when I was a young girl. I used to set in the prairie and pretend that it was the ocean and I was sitting there on the beach and I would sing my face off! I think about it today and really I can't help but LMAO! lol I think that their music is timeless and just plain fun! It is simple, real and exudes HUGE days ahead.

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Tuesday, March 22


Carl Perkins was traveling to New York this day in 1956 to make appearances on the Ed Sullivan and The Perry Como Show when he got into an accident. He ended up on the hospital for months with a broken shoulder and ribs. Now who the heck stays in the hospital for several months for ribs and a shoulder? Just goes to show you how far our medical system and science/technology have come hey?

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998. He wrote his first song when he was 14 years old and it was pitched to Sam Phillips at Sun Records Studio. He was soon referred to as the King of Rockabilly who is most famous for his song "Blue Suede Shoes" recorded at Sun Records Studio in 1954. Of course we have all heard of Sun Records Studio.
This story has a twist to it though. I personally know of Sun Records because of Elvis Presley and the whole Sam Phillips thang. There was a short period of time where Elvis left Sun to peruse bigger and better roads and Sam turned to Carl Perkins and said you are "my new Rockabilly guy now." I can only imagine what went through Carl's mind with that sentence. Are you kidding me? I bet he was jumping out of his skin with excitement!! I know I sure would have been!!

Carl was referred to as the King of Rockabilly and he was best described by Charlie Daniels: "Carl Perkins' songs personified the rockabilly era, and Carl Perkins' sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed." That is the key folks! When you have a HUGE talent and the Fans love you for that talent - don't mess with it! Keep it the same. I have been to well over 200 concerts in my life and I can't count all of the acts that I saw that messed with the reason I bought the ticket and walked away from the show disappointed!!.

If you got it - keep it, this is one of those rare circumstances where it SHOULD just stay the same! And stay the same he did! Carl was inducted into the Rockabilly Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame. WOW! WOW! I we talk about cross-over acts today? To get your name in all of those halls of Fame was an astronomical feat in that day in age AND by today's standards as well. To top the Halls of Fame he was also an award recipient from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Carl hit #1 on the Billboard Magazine County Charts, #2the Best Sellers POP MUSIC Chart and was the first Country Artist to nail a spot (#3) on the Rhythm & Blues Charts. Now that is some talent right there peeps! And to think due to his humble beginnings his first guitar was made by his father out of a broom and a cigar box!

Carl's accolades speak for themselves and so do the list of folks he has played with over the years. In this picture Carl is jamming with Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presely, and Johnny Cash:
Other Artists (and it would take days to list them all by the way!) that most will be familiar is Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Star, John Lennon, T-Rex, Wanda Jackson, Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry, Glenn Campbell, Paul McCarney, Stray Cats, David Bowie, Roy Orbison, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, Kentucky Headhunters, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Bono, John Fogerty, Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd and June Carter Cash to name a VERY SMALL sample of whom Carl Perkins has played with.

Carl passed on in 1998 and had the career most of us could only dream of attaining. He was such a diverse musician and song writer and I say this with great complexity because while he was so diverse he was also as Charlie Daniels said - "he never changed". I could only hope for this in my career and know that I have the loyal fans to keep me true to Netty Mac. Carl Perkins ranks very high on my list of all time Music Greats and I hope after reading this blog, he may have climbed or made it to your list as well.

Blue Suede Shoes Video:
(This is hilarious!! - check out the dancing!!)

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
Chow Mein Noodle!
Netty xo

Monday, March 21


Today in 2006 Soloman Linda's' three daughters were granted 25% of all past and future royalties from the song: The Lion Sleeps tonight. Solomon Popoli Linda (1909- 1962), also known as Solomon Ntsele ("Linda" was his clan name.
He was a Zulu musician from South Africa. As a singer and composer Linda wrote the song "Mbube". Mbube was later transformed into the HUGE hit song The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Linda died in 1962 with $25 dollars in his bank account; obviously he did not receive any royalties from his song.

Linda wrote the song in 1939 when he worked as a cleaner for a Johannesburg record company. Linda recorded the song with the band he formed: The Evening Birds. The song had sold 100,000 copies in Africa by 1948.
They were very popular in Africa.
He sold the rights to the Gallo Record Company for 10 shillings (less than $2 US). The sale of the rights was apparently in contradiction to British Law in force at the time and the rights should have been reverted to Linda's heirs 25 years after his death in 1962. Hence, lawsuit!

In the early 1950's, the original South African recording was send to folk musician Pete Seeger of the Weavers. Pete then retitled the song "Wimoweh"and the Weavers then went on to gain Top 20 on the USA charts in 1952 with the new recording. Then in 1959 the Kingston Trio recorded the song and had success.
The Weavers had recorded a version of "Wimoweh" in 1961 at Carnegie Hall and it is this version that caught the eye of George Weiss of the Tokens. He then re-wrote the song and called it "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". The song we all know and love - especially the kidlets from Disney's The Lion King.
It is estimated that The Lion King royalties due to the 3 daughters was in the neighborhood of 15 million dollars alone! In addition to Disney, the song will receive royalties from all whom have recorded it: Pete Seeger, The Kingston Trio, The Tokens, Karl Denver and R.E.M. I would love to hear R.E.M.'s version, I didn't know they covered it. I tried to find it on YouTube, but nothing but hackers!

How fantastic is this that a song can be stolen (okay so $2 was the sell price, but let's call a spade a spade here!) and then recovered decades later to the rightful owner?! I have sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight around a campfire for well over 20 years now and I can say from experience that folks just don't get sick of the song! When I play an acoustic show I start a medley with The Lion Sleeps tonight, then go into The Everly Brothers, The Beatles etc. What do you think? Should I get the band going and insert it into our set list?

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens Vid:

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
Chow Mein Noodle
Netty xo

Sunday, March 20


My dear friend Greg Godovitz ( I call him Gregovitz) turns 60 today. The bio page of Gregovitz' website ends as follows:
'When asked if he has plans to retire any time in the near future Greg will only say, "Retire? I haven't started yet!"...yes indeed this would be the epitome of Gregovitz. He is tireless in his love and pursuit of music. And I am talking about ALL music. The man is a walking music encyclopedia! Here is a fantastic picture from Gregovitz early years with a band called the Pyggs - this is a very small insight into the personality and clever wit of Gregovitz - I can only imaging the marketing feedback from this slaughterhouse promo pic for the Pyggs! LMAO!!

Who is Greg Godovitz? I asked that question about a year ago. My Lead Guitar player, Mark Stauffer (aka Mr. Twang); STRONGLY urged me to go to the Baja Bar & Grill for the Sunday open musicians Jam to check out one of the greatest guitar players in Canada: Greg Godovitz. So I go, I play the token 3 songs with my band at the jam, but I don't really have an opportunity to chat with the Great Greg Godovitz; however he did comment while passing by that he liked my music.

It really is not like me to receive information about a notorious musician or anyone in the music industry for that matter, have an opportunity to meet them and NOT Google who it is that I am meeting. To this day I am still surprised by me not being me. LOL After the Baja Open Jam I go home and Google this guy who I met and heard. Holy Crap, I almost fell off my chair! We may not be as familiar with Greg Godovitz in Western Canada, but he is an Canadian Rock Music ICON in Eastern Canada! The man has been around the block!...and how lucky was I to get to hear him live.

In his early career Gregovitz played with many notables that became great just as he did. His career really took on in the early 70's when he formed the band Fludd; which went on to have several top 10 hits on the Charts. One of them being a song I still listen to today: Cousin Mary - here is a link:

Gregovtiz also did a short stint with a Band called The Carpet Frogs (I know, I know, what on earth were they thinking?? That reminds me - I still have to ask Gregovitz where the heck that name came from!!).

This was no ordinary band, they were considered the cream of the crop so to speak! Among many gigs and opportunities The Carpet Frogs were also the Backing Band for the likes of Burton Cummings (of The Guess Who) and Randy Backman both with Randy as a solo artist and also for Randy's' band Bachman-Turner Overdrive... you may have heard of them?


Many still call Greg Goddo. Goddo reigned from the mid 70's to the early 80's. They released Louie Louie (love this tune1) on A&M Reocrds and it was this song (as considered by many) that put them on the map and led to their touring circuit. Their song "So Walk On" is my favorite. Here is the Video Link:

I found a great story how in 1980 Goddo received the ultimate of Rock Band Awards. LMAO - The YOU ARE BANNED FOR LIFE AWARD from The Forum at Ontario Place in Toronto ON. As per Gregovoitz; "while we changed the fans destroyed stuff...we got blamed and banned forever...????" Now that just doesn't make any sense to me. OMG I would have been so pissed if this were me. I guess at the end of the day it is a hilarious look back into history. How many bands get banned for life because a riot broke out? I would also think that it was as exceptional marketing and promotions opportunity! Or not, I guess it would boil down to what side of the fence you were on. Regardless - not funny at the time I am sure but today Gregovitz; I find it very amusing. lol Here is a picture from that exact gig when they were banned for life. They boyz were just leaving to change:

Gregovitz (Greg Godovitz or GODDO, actually there a few more but this is an all-ages blog LMAO) released his memoirs called 'Travels With My Amp' also on Bullseye Records. He toured Canada to promote the book through 2001 and is always happy today to provide you with an autographed copy of his 4th Edition Copy just released this year.

I found a review in "Travels With My Amp is a very skillful, fast paced and fun read. It gives a great insight in the early years of one of Canada's great rock bands and the man that made them that way. For the mothers with daughters in the 70's and 80's, your fears of her hanging around a rock band were well founded once your read this book."..."Greg has a wonderful way of expressing himself throughout the book. One can almost smell the stale smoke, feel the sticky beer stained floors and feel the sweat spraying off the rockers as they perform in a beer joint, or feel the excitement as they rock to 10,000 fans. This book is a must read to anyone interested in rock, and the music industry in Canada." In my humble opinion Gregovitz has great skill in painting a picture with words, regardless of written or spoken!

I have the privilege and honor to get to work with Gregovitz as he is the producer of my Album. We are about 80% complete and I can tell you that you will definitely hear Greg Godovitz between the lines. He has also layed down a few tracks with his Telly and Gretcsh and you WILL know as soon as you hear it that it is Gregovitz. The great rock star definitely has a trademark style. It is so much fun working with Gregovitz in the Studio, never a dull moment that is for sure!!

I know this is an insanely long Blog , but I just can't say enough about the man that has taught me so much in a very short period of time about music and really - how to be decent Artist . I am not talking about talent on a guitar or vocals, I am saying that Gregovitz leads by example with is kind demeanor, professional aptitude and music business acumen and is just a very nice human being all around. I admire his clever wit that he pulls out with cat-like reflexes and also, he is a teddy bear! Yes, the big Rock Star is such a soft and kind man!

Gregovitz, you will always hold a piece of my heart and I dedicate my Blog today to you today in celebration of your 60th Birthday. Happy Birthday Gregovitz! xoxo

Here is an EXCELLENT photo taken last night by DAVE DICKSON - Thank you for sharing the photo on Facebook Dave! Gregovitz had a 60th Birthday performance in Ontario last night and I am certain he Rocked the Roof off! Check out Dave's work on Myspace (he is very talented!!):

You can get your Autographed copy of Greg's 'Travels With My Amp" book AND sign up to be a site Member - he engages you - I highly recommend signing up, what do you have to lose?

GODDO Albums:
* 1977 Goddo (Polydor)
* 1978 If Indeed It's Lonely At The Top...WHO CARES...It's Lonely At The Bottom Too! (Fat Cat/Polydor)
* 1979 An Act Of Goddo (Polydor)
* 1981 Pretty Bad Boys (Attic)
* 1982 Live: Best Seat In The House (Attic)
* 1990 12 Gauge Goddo (BEI/MCA)
* 1993 King of The Broken Hearts (Justin/MCA)
* 2001 2nd Best Seat In The House - Lighve Bullseye Records
* 2004 Kings of The Stoned Age Bullseye Records
* 2008 Under My Hat - Volume 1: Active Goddo Bullseye Records

GODDO Singles
* 1975 "Louie Louie" (A & M)
* 1977 "Under My Hat (Fat Cat/Polydor)
* 1978 "There Goes My Baby (Fat Cat/Polydor)
* 1979 "Chantal" (Fat Cat/Polydor)
* 1980 "Fortune In Men's Eyes" (El Mocambo)
* 1981 "Pretty Bad Boy" (Attic Records)
* 1981 "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Attic Records)
* 1993 "Was It Something I Said" (Justin/MCA)
* 2004 "Rock Star" Bullseye Records
* 2004 "Such A Fool" Bullseye Records

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!!
Chow Mein Noodle

Saturday, March 19



Today in 2006, music distribution history was made. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was rolling out her single 'Hips Don't Lie" in the format of mobile download for Verizon customers ONLY. That's right, you couldn't actually purchase the song, the only way to get it was to download it on your mobile phone. This started many trends in digital distribution and in my opinion this concept has completely turned the music industry upside down on its head!

Shakira was the biggest thing since sliced bread in the early 1990's in Columbia and Latin America. Folks would be surprised to also know that this multidimensional hot sex symbol was not only a singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, but is also a record producer and a philanthropist. This gal is not just another pretty face, she is very talented on many levels in many areas. 'Hips Don't Lie" was her first number one hit in the United states and more notably was charted at number one in over 55 countries! The song is also currently ranked as one of the top thirty songs of all time in consideration that it has sold over 12 million copies. Have you heard the song? I really do like it, but to hit the number one charts? It is my humble opinion that a song like this hits this level of stature when it is chosen as this song was for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Nice score Shakira!!
The music industry is changing at warp speed; this is not newz to us. HOWEVER, how balzy for Shakira to release this song only to Verizon subscribers as a mobile download only? Scary state of the union really. It reminds me how folks when ballistic when Garth Brooks released only to Walmart - as if Music wasn't commercial enough already. lol It is what it IS and I am watching very closely and taking a ton of notes for when I release my album.

Here is the vid:

Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
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Netty xo