Love Family Some Negativity Winter 2017 Songs

It's that time of year when we love all kinds of people.  Let's face it, we have people we love whole-heartedly.  As for the people that make life harder for us, we pay attention because their stories are unique.   NOTHING AT ALL is a Gentle Giant song about a female crazy maker. It's special because it's a radio edit by mixer to the Prog Stars Steven Wilson.   Every other song is about all the different love we have for all the different people! Happy holidays!!!!

Dean Friedman’s new album “12 Songs” features YOUR PRETTY FACE.  His new love song is a slow, jazz-inspired ballad about how far Dean will travel to see your pretty face.
Indeed Dean is traveling to friends & colleagues in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Say "hi" back, you pretty cool person!  
Dean’s shows:
Dec. 2: NYC at the Bitter End, NY, NY
Dec. 9: Fort Mason Center for the Arts-Southside Theater, San Francisco
Dec. 10: Afternoon House Concert in Oakland, CA  
Dec. 15: Coffee Gallery, Altadena, CA
Dec. 23: Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA 

BLUE CANOE BLUES: Phoebe Legere 
Roots rock with electric guitar, female soprano. In the winter, there lake is frozen, and she has to wait for the spring when the ice melts to visit her true love. Native American singing including in song. 

Ms. Legere’s Americana album, HEART OF LOVE broke Roots Music Radio’s Top 20 this year. In March her off-Broadway show, SPEED QUEEN debuts in New York City. 

LEMONADE Alex Boye’: Afro-pop, tenor voice, electronics, joyful. “I used to be bitter, bitter, bitter or you can be better, better, better...Every day is like a brand new day.”  Watch and hear Alex live December 11 on Monday Night Football (Miami VS New England).  

NOTHING AT ALL Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix) 
A girl who brought her own sadness to her by turning down potential loves. Lyrics:“The girl who has everything, and she has nothing at all.” Kindred to psychedelic Beatles meets Black Sabbath-styled guitar cords. This is a 4:54 radio edit of the original nine minute song. 

Gentle Giant’s new release, THREE PIECE SUITE is Steve Wilson’s remixes on selected songs from the first 3 albums.  It also comes in Blu-Ray. 

THE TRUTH I KNOW  Robert Wyckoff
Like an acoustic Marshall Tucker song, with lyrics about believing that people will be nicer. Hoping there will be no more hunger or lies.  My Soul Moves Music co-partner Karen Besbeck wrote this song about having faith in the human race.

PARALLEL REALITY Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius 

Electric violin and guitar-driven rock song about parenting, and missing his son while he's on the road. This month Joe is posting on his social media, asking friends for song ideas for his Spotify list on family, togetherness, holidays, friendship, feel good.

With violin, this is old school with Rachael’s voice treated. Whimsical lyrics. So good to use: “onions peppers oy gevalt.” "Eight Days of tchachkes, can I have some more please?"  

song in motion like lots of people walking fast, upbeat tempo, Beach Boys’ styled harmony. 
WHAT CHILD IS THIS the Atlanta Symphony Pops Orchestra & John Driskill Hopkins
A country twist with orchestra from John Driskill Hopkins, singer of the Zac Brown Band. Tempo changes throughout the piece.
** The Orchestra’s and John’s album “The Spirit of Christmas” can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/john-driskell-hopkins


LEMONADE, Alex Boye' Song About Turning A Negative Into A Positive!

If you’d like to help turn around any and all of today’s negativity, listen to Alex Boye’’s “Lemonade.” 
Listen to this joyful song that says, “Every day is like a brand new day.”

Alex Boye’’s upbeat performances of pop hits, including Taylor Swift’s “SHAKE IT OFF” and his latest BELIEVE by Imagine Dragons define his empowering attitudes.  His song LEMONADE is an original, and much needed in today’s angry society:  The hook” “I used to be bitter, bitter, bitter or you can be better, better, better.”  Lyrics below.

Alex and his band are touring, currently, as “Artist of the Year” by the Hard Rock Cafe & Pepsi. They play the half-time show for Monday Night Football Dec. 11 (Miami Dolphins VS New England Patriots).   

I, first, saw him live July 2015 when he was singing solos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Carnegie Hall.  Alex has previous national TV exposure form appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2015.

Performed by Alex Boye’

I'm just so broke you won't believe
Can't get a dollar out of me
And as far as I can see
I'm losing control like a bad disease
No I just can't get relief
I've been shot down by the life police
And everyday I try to rise
But I can't succeed
Can anybody find a cure for me?
You can be bitter, bitter, bitter
Or you can be better, better, better

When life gives you lemons
It's gonna be okay
Don't worry little children
And don't complain (woh)
Remember you're golden
So find some sugar cane
When life gives you lemons
Make lemonade

Hama kama hama kama heyama kama x4

Now every day is like a brand new year
I throw my hands up in the air
Like I just don't care
I'm moonwalking down the streets
Feeling like oh yeah (oh yeah!)
Like the bottom of the glass now I see clear
So now I laugh just a little more (Yeehehee!)
I stand much taller than I did before (Yahahaa!)
I know I'm not where I need to be
But I thank God that I'm not
Where I used to be
I used to be bitter, bitter bitter
And now I feel better, better, better

© 2014 by Alexander Boye’, Gail Lynn Vareilles, Jerry Duplessis, Matthew M. Anthony, All Rights Reserved

Contact: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183, Anne@AnneLeighton.com, LeightonMedia@aol.com


Ian Anderson Presents 50 Years of JETHRO TULL

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50th Anniversary Tour, US Summer 2018

It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in summertime U.S. concerts, as part of the worldwide touring schedule.

The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year.  Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece! 

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Anderson says:  “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests

About Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
(Most shows on sale this Friday, but some on Nov. 17 or 18, Woodinville, WA on-sale March 2018)
5/30/18  Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre  
6/1/18   Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre
6/2/18   Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre
6/3/18   Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/5/18   Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre
6/6/18   Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater
6/8/18   Bend, OR:  Les Schwab Amphitheater
6/9/18   Troutdale, OR: Edgefield
6/10/18  Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/29/18  Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
6/30/18  New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center                                              
7/1/18   Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill                                               
7/3/18   Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage
8/31/18  Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre
9/1/18   Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre
9/3/18   Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival
9/5/18   Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights
9/7/18   Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap
9/8/18   Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/9/18   Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/11/18 New York, NY -Beacon Theatre



Behind The Curtain, song about transparency by Joe Deninzon

Election week, and news of our nation and world leaders, plus those JFK conspiracy theories at Watercoolers, Messengers, and Beauty Parlors all over.
This is Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ BEHIND THE CURTAIN, which deals with transparency! 
Electric violin-fueled progressive hard rock! A song that talks about the masks we all wear in public. Questioning public figures, corporations, politicians. Conspiracies. Similar tempo to Black Sabbath’s PARANOID. The song uses lots of “Oz” keywords: “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind The Curtain.” “Click your heels 3 times.” Similar tempo to Black Sabbath’s PARANOID. 
Joe does sessions, string arrangements, co-writes; he wrote the electric violin technique book, PLUGGIN’ IN for Mel Bay books. Recently he’s performed live with Renaissance, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Criss, and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra…
by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Running on inertia
Propped up fake euphoria
Paper thin disguises
Human skin behind them
We suppress the demons
Feel the hunger grumbling
Show your poker face and dodge the lightning 
Nothing is certain
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
Wear the mask so righteous 
Quick to judge the careless 
Those who free the monster 
Living in glass houses 
Stare at our reflection
Cracking through the mirror
Feel them breathing down your neck they’re coming nearer 
Dig the dirt in
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
Click your heels three times and wish for the courage 
To fight tornadoes that smash you to pieces
Free yourself up and they’ll chain you forever

Welcome to the circus
It’s your biggest nightmare 
Wear the scarlet letter 
Scrutinized forever
All the doors are bolted
You can’t find your way home 
Everybody knows your name You feel so alone 
Put your mask on
And tuck your shirt in
Pay no attention to the
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
© 2017  By Joe Deninzon, All Rights Reserved