Tuneage Tuesday...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Columbia Records recording artist John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will perform his previously unheard song "Slice" at the 40th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, honoring Grammy and Academy Award winning composer Steven Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked). "Slice", a new song co-written by Ondrasik and Schwartz, will be appearing on Ondrasik’s upcoming Five For Fighting album, due for release later this year.

This year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards inductees also include Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora; Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati (The Young Rascals); Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni (deceased). The induction and awards dinner is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City .

John Ondrasik will also receive a special Fatherhood Award™ at National Fatherhood Initiative’s 2009 Military Fatherhood Award™ Ceremony on June 9 in Washington, D.C. Ondrasik will be awarded for his ongoing support of our nation’s military service members and their families and for his dedication to his own wife and children.

In July, acclaimed singer and songwriter Pete Yorn will kick off a headlining tour in support of his anticipated new album BACK AND FORTH (June 23, Columbia). Backed by his new band - a well-credentialed group of musicians including guitarist Jonny Polonsky who also played on the album, Joey Kennedy on keys, Scott Seiver on drums, Mark Noseworthy and Zak Schaffer on guitar - Yorn will preview the tour with a special album release show at the Roxy in LA on June 24.
July 09 San Diego CA - House of Blues
July 10 Anaheim , CA - House of Blues
July 11 Tucson , AZ -Rialto Theatre
July 13 Austin , TX -La Zona Rosa
July 14 Houston , TX - Meridian
July 16 Nashville , TN - Cannery Ballroom
July 17 Atlanta , GA - CW Center Stage
July 20 Washington , DC - 930 Club
July 21 Baltimore , MD - Ram's Head
July 25 Philadelphia , PA - XPN Radio Show - Wiggins Waterfront Park
July 26 Boston , MA - House of Blues
July 28 New York , NY - Webster Hall
July 29 New York , NY – Webster Hall
August 02 Pontiac , MI – Clutch Cargos
August 03 Chicago , IL - Park West
August 04 Chicago , IL - Park West
August 07 Kansas City , KS - Harrah's Voodoo Lounge
August 08 Council Bluffs , IA - Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
August 09 St. Louis , MO - Pageant
August 12 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 13 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 15 Denver , CO - Ogden Theatre
August 16 Salt Lake City , UT - Murray Theater
August 21 Vancouver , BC - Venue
August 22 Portland . OR - Roseland Theater
August 24 San Francisco , CA - The Fillmore
August 27 Los Angeles , CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
August 28 Los Angeles , CA - Henry Fonda Theatre

Check out more news at PETER YORN

Check out the first track from Mew's upcoming release No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away due out on Columbia on August 25th.

Find it HERE

Keeping this in mind - because it really is true...

The original 78 was released in September 1948.

This week on Dr. Blogstein’s
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Brittany Flickinger’s claim to fame is winning the MTV reality show Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.

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Emmy winning composers Richie Saccente and Cosmo Mallardi from Young Rebel Goombas discuss winning the “Best Trop-rock Album of 2008″ award for their debut self-titled album.

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12 Of Your Sparks

  1. Matt-Man Says:
  2. Jewssip? You guys are doing Hebrew porn now? Cheers!!

  3. Dana Says:
  4. The best things in life are free! Nice walk down memory lane ... well ... maybe a bit before my memory, but not that long!

  5. DrillerAA09 Says:
  6. That song sounds like it stepped right out of 1948.

  7. Bond Says:
  8. MATT-MAN: Best kind of porn is Jewish porn

    DANA: A great song indeed

    DRILLERAA: LOL yes it does.

  9. What? Another reality show result didn't work out?

    I am shocked. Absolutely shocked.

  10. ...that tune sure ain't no Amboy Dukes!...

  11. Bond Says:
  12. SOUTHERN: now, is that sarcasm I heard? LOL

    PHFRANKIE: Nope sure taint...LOL

  13. Jay Says:
  14. Now that's REAL music right there.

    If Brittany still needs a BFF, I'm available. I'm just sayin'.

    Although she really does need a new last name.

  15. katherine. Says:
  16. I know you are busy getting ready to be the groom and all...but you really should have a column in some paper...Rolling Stone or something.

  17. Bond Says:
  18. JAY: Yes it is Sir..
    Hey come on by tonight and ask her yourself

    KATHERINE: Your lips to God's ears my friend...

  19. JohnH985 Says:
  20. Just checking back in from finally not being around for awhile. Good post as always.

  21. Travis Says:
  22. Really? Bon Jovi and Sambora? Well! Good for the Jersey boys.


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