Going viral, what does it mean?…The word viral is by definition, pertaining to or involving the spreading of information and opinions about a product or service from person to person. There is no doubt on the evening news you are going to hear about some new video on You Tube going viral. The videos can vary from a baby laughing at the sound of paper tearing, to some accident or mishap that has all of us saddened. Many celebrities attribute their video going viral as the reason for their success. So I guess what is coming next is the VIRAL AWARDS. I personally hope this doesn’t ever happen. I am not interested in watching 2 girls punching each other in the face in a street fight or any other VIRAL video gaining more and more viewers daily on You Tube. As always don’t get me wrong. If you have a video that just went VIRAL, then I applaud you for putting it on there and getting the number of viewers it takes to determine that it went Viral. By the way I don’t think 2 people when asked, can tell you the exact number of views that it takes to be officially viral.
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Pensioner Ernest Armstrong has had plenty of life experience to prepare him for his 21st birthday – 84 years in fact.
Ernest was born on February 29, 1928, a leap year, meaning that his birthday only comes around once every four years. To celebrate Ernest getting the key to the door his friends and family are set to throw the former Army man a 21st birthday party. He said: “I have never celebrated one like this before. This is the big one and it has taken me a long time to get here. It was always a special birthday when I was younger. “When it wasn’t a leap year I had smaller birthdays but on the leap year I had big ones. “If it’s not a leap year I celebrate my birthday on February 28 but legally it is March 1. “I think it’s unique and I feel I have achieved something special. “There’s not many of us to begin with and there will be less 21-year-olds now. ” I don’t know any people who have their birthdays on a leap year.” Mr Armstrong, of Coleridge Drive, Baxenden, was serving in the army in Cyprus as part of his national service when he turned 21 back in 1949. He became a printer worker at Wardleworth printers in Accrington before later becoming managing director of Shuttleworth printers from where he retired 20 years ago. The former Peel Park Primary School pupil will celebrate his birthday with a family trip to Mytton Fold Farm near Blackburn and said he is getting into the spirit of turning 21. He said: “I have ordered a cake with 21 on it and 84 in the corners. ” I hope to get a few 21st presents and I suspect I will get a few cards as well but I will have to wait and see. “All my friends think it’s great. “My wife is also giving me the key to the front door because I have now officially become an adult.”
Story supplied by the Accrington Observer
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor,
DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As one of the world’s most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.
National Velvet (1944) was Taylor’s first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.
Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the “Greatest American Screen Legends”. Taylor died of congestive heart failure in March 2011 at the age of 79, having suffered many years of ill health.
(Nashville, TN) Mustang Sally, all female music group, has signed an exclusive PR agreement with BKD Public Relations Firm for all media promotions. We are extremely excited to have this super group added to our roster. Mustang Sally has been together for over 6 years and they are now considered the most electrifying female group to ever grace an entertainment stage. They are the best kept secret in Country Music, and now we are asking each of you at country radio to join in welcoming the girls to your listeners. We need your support for the gals, because they deserve the opportunity to prove that there is a female group that is capable of being a major force in country music, if given the chance to prove how strong this group of lady musicians really are, so we are asking you DJ’s (Air Personalities) to give them the chance that Nashville has not. This is a new era of country music and the industry continues to overlook super awesome talent such as Mustang Sally. They have been opening shows for some of country music’s major artists, and the comments from booking agents and venues, are always the same, “we need them back as soon as possible.” High energy is a word that is used extensively in promoting a group that can perform a great live show, but in the case of Mustang Sally, high energy is just a “word.” You must see them on stage in action to realize how super great this group of females are as musicians, songwriters, entertainers, plus the exciting new sound that separates them from every female group that has ever been assembled in Nashville, TN. Their music ranges from pure traditional country, new country, all music genre’s, and then they will make you believers with the original songs they have written. For over 30 years I have watched All female groups come and go in Nashville, but The Mustang Sally Band, they are here to stay. The Ladies are HOT HOT HOT!!!!!! Take time to check out their website, (especially their itinerary) and then call me for interviews regarding The Mustang Sally Band. http://mustangsallyband.com
Article supplied by Marty Martel
Wildhorse Entertainment is waiting to hear if Mustang Sally will grant us permission to offer their new song as a free promotional download for their fans and Dj’s worldwide
The latest research surveying who listens to country radio stations — and how often — pinpoints some tough challenges ahead for an industry that has long counted on tradition and music lovers’ loyalty to the genre to earn a living.
One in five country music fans never tune in to country radio stations, according to a research study released Wednesday afternoon at Country Radio Seminar, a four-day national gathering of music makers, players and radio industry executives in downtown Nashville.
Instead, self-described country music fans get their music from websites, their own collections stored on iPods or listening to other types of radio stations, the annual report on industry trends found.
There are about 1,700 country radio stations in the United States. Each year DJs, station managers and corporate radio executives convene in Nashville, along with country music artists and Music Row representatives. The annual gathering includes a state of country radio report released on the first full day of the convention.
Country radio already does a good job keeping its hard-core fans but has to do better reaching those casual country music fans who are more likely to be women, relatively new fans of country music and have a favorite radio station that doesn’t consistently play country, according to the study conducted by Edison Research.
“We run the risk that we just are more and more pleasing to fewer and fewer people until all we are is ecstatically pleasing a tiny, unsustainable number of people,” said Larry Rosin, Edison Research’s president.
The study also identified a “twang” divide between hard-core country fans and others who like country but aren’t dedicated country radio listeners.
For example, nearly twice as many devoted country fans as casual country fans (77 percent versus 46 percent) liked Rodney Atkins, Josh Turner and Billy Currington – artists with a noticeable country twang to their singing. But artists such as Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood don’t divide fans, earning equally high marks from both devoted and casual listeners.
Special Comment by Marty Martel for WHISNews21
Another great article by Anita Wadhwani [email@example.com] of The Tennessean. The fact of the matter is that Country Radio is controlled by corporate company’s and no matter what we say or do to change their way of thinking, they control radio of today, and there is no place for artists who are not in their 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s, in fact they could care less about the past. All they care about is what they want to hear, selling of advertisement, and you and I are not going to do anything about this problem, unless we continue to shove it down their throats that some of the music they are playing is junk. They admit they are not addressing a large contingent of a demographics that is still alive and well and want to hear traditional country classic music, AND THEY WILL LISTEN TO A RADIO STATION THAT WILL PLAY THAT MUSIC.
(in a tizzy) : God, can I ask You something?
Me: Promise You won’t get mad?
GOD: I promise.
Me (frustrated): Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
… … GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late,
Me: My car took forever to start,
Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call
GOD: All right
Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work. Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
GOD: Well let me see….. the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh…
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road
Me (ashamed): …………
GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work
Me (embarrassed): Oh…..
GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered
Me (softly): I see God
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry God.
GOD: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me………in all things, the good and the bad
Me: I WILL trust You God
GOD: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell You God, thank You for everything today.
GOD: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your FATHER and I love looking after my children.
Your list of good qualities keeps getting longer!
True happiness is still free! Be good to yourself , too!
YOU ARE SOMEONE’S INSPIRATION !
Follow your heart, it is smarter than you think!
Even the smallest act of kindness have the power to change lives!
Think, Plan, Dream, Do!
……….. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him..
Court rules against Roger Miller’s widow Publisher Gets Singer’s Works
The widow of country music legend Roger Miller doesn’t own the rights to some of his biggest hits, including “King of the Road,” a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns the renewal copyrights to the songs the artist published in 1964. Federal courts have already ruled that Sony owns the rights to Miller’s songs published from 1958 to 1963.
In addition to “King of the Road,” the songs include for “Dang Me,” “Chug-A-Lug” and “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.” The decision struck down a lower court’s ruling in widow Mary Miller’s favor.
It’s not clear whether she will appeal.
A spokesman for Sony said the company was pleased with the court’s decision, which enables Sony to continue to represent the catalog of the iconic songwriter.
Roger Miller died in 1992 after a battle with cancer. The singer left a will that stated that his widow was entitled to the rights to his work. But before he died he had assigned copyrights to his music to Sony.
The widow, who has been in a protracted legal battle with the publishing giant, had argued that she was entitled to the rights to the songs because her husband died before the copyrights assigned to Sony were renewed.
But the appeals court said Roger Miller had assigned rights to the company at the time applications were made to renew the copyrights.
The above article is something I have been preaching about for years regarding how publishing and record companies put the screws to artists and writers. It takes a hard-hitting entertainment attorney to make the record and publishing companies open up their books with an audit, and that is something neither one of these parasites want to do. They hate the risk that the attorney will find their loopholes on how not to pay what is due to the artists and writers.
Debbie Dean of Debbie Dean Promotions writes: Co Writers hit home with a song about some of todays world problems. Jon Philibert from the UK, and Ed Bentley from the USA have written a song titled “Is It Just Me” sung by Mike Lusk.
In late part of 2004 Ed Bentley was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame after having been away from the music scene for a few years. Ed’s induction was the needed spark that he needed so he grabbed his guitar and jumped right back into music with both feet. He then started making frequent trips to Nashville, renewing old acquaintances that he had not seen for many years and co writing with some great songwriters. Ed has now also set up his own home studio. Ed Bentley originally hails from Buffalo NY and is currently writing Instrumentals for various Film and TV projects.
Jon Philibert is a UK-based British songwriter working in both London and Nashville. He has songs recorded by both British and American country acts, perhaps most notably “I’ve Been Rained On Too” a top ten country chart entry for Tom Jones. The song has been recorded many times including versions by UK country star Charlie Landsborough. Jon has also had cuts on Billboard charting artists such as Carmol Taylor, Bobby Bare, Judy Lindsey and Jimmy Payne. In 2011 Jon decided, after many years, to retire from country journalism to concentrate full time on his songwriting and publishing activities. He continues to chalk up cuts and is currently working on projects with both UK and American songwriters.
To view a the video of “Is It Just Me” it can be found at
We are not sure at this time if this song will be made available for free promotional download on Wildhorse Entertainment but we will be looking forward to receiving confirmation on that soon.