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An excerpt from Promo Monkey: My life as a BellHop in the Waldorf Hysteria-Friends & Enemas  covering my 55 years behind the seens in YVR and BEYOND!

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So anyways, Paul wasn’t with the Beatles or Capitol at that point; he was handling Special Projects for BMG. Quite astute on BMG’s part, hedging their bets on Paul, as The Beatles were a Special Project for Capitol’s British owner EMI under the label Parlophone, which handled basically Comedy records. To absolutely everyone’s embarrassment and mortification, that’s what they were booked as for their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show: a Comedy act. Now, I know the lads enjoyed a good laugh, but this was over the top, and they’re STILL laughing today, as am I.

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THEN.. we had a workshop with a BMGentleman, Paul White. Why

Paul is so important is because, aside from being a real nice guy, he was the head of Capitol Records Canada when 4 guys from Liverpool were “crowning” on the world stage, and he was determined to get them going with LOTS of support from EMI in England. Paul was one to listen to His Master’s Voice and knew a Hit/Hot act when he heard it. Canada has always been more open to British acts originally Than the U.S., be it Cliff Richards (billed as England’s Elvis, I’m surprised the Colonel didn’t sue),

or Monty Pythons Flying Circus, who survived the adoption of their

original name ‘Owl Stretching Time, CANADIANS got it, first.

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Classic Convention Retention-2

Classic Convention Retention-2

THEN.. we had a workshop with a BMGentleman, Paul White. Why

Paul is so important is because, aside from being a real nice guy, he was the head of Capitol Records Canada when 4 guys from Liverpool were “crowning” on the world stage, and he was determined to get them going with LOTS of support from EMI in England. Paul was one to listen to His Master’s Voice and knew a Hit/Hot act when he heard it. Canada has always been more open to British acts originally Than the U.S., be it Cliff Richards (billed as England’s Elvis, I’m surprised the Colonel didn’t sue),

or Monty Pythons Flying Circus, who survived the adoption of their

original name ‘Owl Stretching Time, CANADIANS got it, first.

Book it!

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What’s in the book? 

PROMO MONKEY:

MY LIFE AS A BELLHOP IN THE

WALDORF HYSTERIA CHATTERS

#1- A&R, ABBA, Bryan Adams, Ad Infinitum, Christina Aguilera, Bruce

Allen, Paul Alofs, Asian Culture Media, Julian Austin, Ken Bain, Carroll

Baker, Long John Baldry

#2- Bhangra, Backstreet Boys, BigFoot, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers,

Bruce Bissell, Spencer Britten, BMG Van, Brooks & Dunn (& Reba)

#3- Randy Bachman, BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Brave Belt, Blu

Cantrell, Canadian Idol/Ryan Malcolm, Blu Cantrell, CCR, Charity/

Chemo Savvy, Dave Chesney, Curt Cobain, Commander Cody, Warren

Copnick, Copyright, Cowboy Junkies, Crash Test Dummies

#4- Classic Convention/Paul White, Bobby Curtola/Bo Diddly, Dave

Matthews Band, Conan Daly, John Denver, Dido, Doug & the Slugs,

Doomsbury, Elvis, Entertainment Consultant

#5- Eurythmics, Everlast, Fabs/Beatles, Sam Feldman, Fergie (pre-Peas),

Fintry Queen, Fleetwood Mac/Bucking Nicks, John Ford, Radney Foster.

#6- Grammys 1985, Jefferson Starship,

#7- David Gray, Buddy Guy, Hall & Oates, Emmy-Lou Harris, Hats, The

Higgins/Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Whitney Houston/Cissy Houston, Hudson Brothers, Terry Jacks, Alan Jackson, Jake.

#8- Colin James, Bob Jamieson. Jeff Healy Band, Jingle Cats, Billy

Joel, (Sir)Elton John, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Tom Jones, The Judds,

Juno Awards/Rascalz

#9- Lemmy Kilmister, Gene Kiniski, KISS, Avril Lavigne, Led Zeppelin/

Rachael Yamagata, Carlton Lee, Lying, The Lincolns, Dee Lippingwell,

#10- Loverboy, LoverGirl (Lynne), Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Macarena, Larry

MacRae (Lawrence-of-a-Radio), Ray McAuley & Wild Country

#11- Martina McBride, Terry McBride, Craig McDowell, Kris McKay/

My Sugarman, Catherine McKinnon, McMaster & James, Murray

McLauchlan, Charlie Major, Bob Marley, Maroon 5, Matthew Good

#12- Metaforest

#13- MRB/Midnite Rodeo Band, Bonnie James, Anne-Marie de la

Giroday, Moby, Ed Molyski, Monty Python

#14- Me, and Cancer

#15- Van Morrison, Mötley Crüe/Autograph, Mr Mister, Terry Mulligan

#16- Dave Matthews Band, Ted Wendland/Hansie

#17- Mike Ness, Newton Inn, NSYNC/Boy oh Boy Bands, New York

Dolls, Odds (My FAVORITE Band), Original Swing Kids, Beth Orton

#18- Owls

#19- Parachute Club, Parking, Dolly Parton, Passion, Hugh Pickett

#20- Nestor Pistor

#21- Powder Blues, Prairie Oyster, Pointer Sisters, Presenting.../BCCMA

inducted to Hall of Fame

#22- The Press, Ed Preston, Suzi Quatro, Radio, Ray’s Idea Orphanage,

RCA, Rascalz, Reggae, Bill Reiter, Red Robinson, Respect.

#23- Raynaissance- what started this party, Kenny Rogers, Romeo’s

Daughter (for crying out loud!), Diana Ross.

#24- Elvis, “That’s Alright” (and it’s NOT!), Rock-a-Billy/Robert Gordon,

Royalty: Music & Otherwise, Kings of Leon, Santana, SaveOnFoods:

More?, Andrea True & the Truth be told/Phornographic Records, Bev

Shannon, Billy Joe Shaver, Shelly Siegel.

#25- Poco/Eagles, TV Tunes.

#26- Chris Rea, Shipwreck/Monuments Galore, jacksoul, Bloody Chiclets,

Big House, There’s a fine line..., Six Cylinder, Skin, Sloan, Jo-El Sonnier,

Red Sovine

#27- Britney Spears, Spontaneity: Paul/Heckler, Keith/Chuck, Howling

Wolf/Eric Clapton, Rick Springfield, Stage Mothers, Stampeders, Kentish

Steele, Steps, Cat Stevens, Michelle Stewart

#28-Sir Monty Rock III, Skiffle/Lonnie Donegan, Stonebolt, Stone

Roses, (Rolling) Stones, Donna Summer, Sunset Bombers/Jay Lasker

#29-Thompson Twins, Thor, Justin Timberlake, Tool/ Urban Dance

Squad, Toronto, The TPC Crew, The Tractors, Traffic/Jim Capaldi,

Tragically Hip

#30-Treachers Records, Treble Charger, Trooper

#31-T.Rex, Tuesday (Label)/Steel River, Bruce Allen/Crosstown Bus,

Shelly Siegel

#32-Tune toons, Dame Evelyn Glennie

#33-Under the Influences: Harry Belafonte, Little Richard, Leon Russell,

& MORE, Vangelis

#34-Vanilla Ice, Snap, Puff Daddy/P. Diddy, Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace)

#35-Waylon (Jennings) & Willie (Nelson), Kitty Wells, White Rabbit

(The Song), The Who/Powder Blues, Wilbur Harrison/Lee Michaels,

Roger Whittaker

#36-Hank Williams Sr/Jr, Shed Wooley (Ben Colder), Michelle WrightYes, Yanni, Warren Zevon /Odds, Lisa Zbitnew

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What’s in the book?  PM1

PROMO MONKEY:

MY LIFE AS A BELLHOP IN THE

WALDORF HYSTERIA CHATTERS

#1- A&R, ABBA, Bryan Adams, Ad Infinitum, Christina Aguilera, Bruce

Allen, Paul Alofs, Asian Culture Media, Julian Austin, Ken Bain, Carroll

Baker, Long John Baldry

#2- Bhangra, Backstreet Boys, BigFoot, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers,

Bruce Bissell, Spencer Britten, BMG Van, Brooks & Dunn (& Reba)

#3- Randy Bachman, BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Brave Belt, Blu

Cantrell, Canadian Idol/Ryan Malcolm, Blu Cantrell, CCR, Charity/

Chemo Savvy, Dave Chesney, Curt Cobain, Commander Cody, Warren

Copnick, Copyright, Cowboy Junkies, Crash Test Dummies

#4- Classic Convention/Paul White, Bobby Curtola/Bo Diddly, Dave

Matthews Band, Conan Daly, John Denver, Dido, Doug & the Slugs,

Doomsbury, Elvis, Entertainment Consultant

#5- Eurythmics, Everlast, Fabs/Beatles, Sam Feldman, Fergie (pre-Peas),

Fintry Queen, Fleetwood Mac/Bucking Nicks, John Ford, Radney Foster.

#6- Grammys 1985, Jefferson Starship,

#7- David Gray, Buddy Guy, Hall & Oates, Emmy-Lou Harris, Hats, The

Higgins/Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Whitney Houston/Cissy Houston, Hudson Brothers, Terry Jacks, Alan Jackson, Jake.

#8- Colin James, Bob Jamieson. Jeff Healy Band, Jingle Cats, Billy

Joel, (Sir)Elton John, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Tom Jones, The Judds,

Juno Awards/Rascalz

#9- Lemmy Kilmister, Gene Kiniski, KISS, Avril Lavigne, Led Zeppelin/

Rachael Yamagata, Carlton Lee, Lying, The Lincolns, Dee Lippingwell,

#10- Loverboy, LoverGirl (Lynne), Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Macarena, Larry

MacRae (Lawrence-of-a-Radio), Ray McAuley & Wild Country

#11- Martina McBride, Terry McBride, Craig McDowell, Kris McKay/

My Sugarman, Catherine McKinnon, McMaster & James, Murray

McLauchlan, Charlie Major, Bob Marley, Maroon 5, Matthew Good

#12- Metaforest

#13- MRB/Midnite Rodeo Band, Bonnie James, Anne-Marie de la

Giroday, Moby, Ed Molyski, Monty Python

#14- Me, and Cancer

#15- Van Morrison, Mötley Crüe/Autograph, Mr Mister, Terry Mulligan

#16- Dave Matthews Band, Ted Wendland/Hansie

#17- Mike Ness, Newton Inn, NSYNC/Boy oh Boy Bands, New York

Dolls, Odds (My FAVORITE Band), Original Swing Kids, Beth Orton

#18- Owls

#19- Parachute Club, Parking, Dolly Parton, Passion, Hugh Pickett

#20- Nestor Pistor

#21- Powder Blues, Prairie Oyster, Pointer Sisters, Presenting.../BCCMA

inducted to Hall of Fame

#22- The Press, Ed Preston, Suzi Quatro, Radio, Ray’s Idea Orphanage,

RCA, Rascalz, Reggae, Bill Reiter, Red Robinson, Respect.

#23- Raynaissance- what started this party, Kenny Rogers, Romeo’s

Daughter (for crying out loud!), Diana Ross.

#24- Elvis, “That’s Alright” (and it’s NOT!), Rock-a-Billy/Robert Gordon,

Royalty: Music & Otherwise, Kings of Leon, Santana, SaveOnFoods:

More?, Andrea True & the Truth be told/Phornographic Records, Bev

Shannon, Billy Joe Shaver, Shelly Siegel.

#25- Poco/Eagles, TV Tunes.

#26- Chris Rea, Shipwreck/Monuments Galore, jacksoul, Bloody Chiclets,

Big House, There’s a fine line..., Six Cylinder, Skin, Sloan, Jo-El Sonnier,

Red Sovine

#27- Britney Spears, Spontaneity: Paul/Heckler, Keith/Chuck, Howling

Wolf/Eric Clapton, Rick Springfield, Stage Mothers, Stampeders, Kentish

Steele, Steps, Cat Stevens, Michelle Stewart

#28-Sir Monty Rock III, Skiffle/Lonnie Donegan, Stonebolt, Stone

Roses, (Rolling) Stones, Donna Summer, Sunset Bombers/Jay Lasker

#29-Thompson Twins, Thor, Justin Timberlake, Tool/ Urban Dance

Squad, Toronto, The TPC Crew, The Tractors, Traffic/Jim Capaldi,

Tragically Hip

#30-Treachers Records, Treble Charger, Trooper

#31-T.Rex, Tuesday (Label)/Steel River, Bruce Allen/Crosstown Bus,

Shelly Siegel

#32-Tune toons, Dame Evelyn Glennie

#33-Under the Influences: Harry Belafonte, Little Richard, Leon Russell,

& MORE, Vangelis

#34-Vanilla Ice, Snap, Puff Daddy/P. Diddy, Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace)

#35-Waylon (Jennings) & Willie (Nelson), Kitty Wells, White Rabbit

(The Song), The Who/Powder Blues, Wilbur Harrison/Lee Michaels,

Roger Whittaker

#36-Hank Williams Sr/Jr, Shed Wooley (Ben Colder), Michelle WrightYes, Yanni, Warren Zevon /Odds, Lisa Zbitnew

This covers my 50+ year Romp & Roll thru the Music Biz, 1968 to present and include first hand experiences and anecdotal stories from behind the Music/ Irony Curtain. The next book Promo Monkey: My Life As a BellHop in the Waldorf Hysteria-Friends & Enemas, which is actually the first one, arrives in' 22; a little something I learned from working with Monty Python, THOSE Loons!

Today, is a Special Day, a ‘crowning’ achievement, my book is bourne!

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Latest comments

04.06 | 20:20

That's good Ray - spread it around

04.06 | 18:55

Hopefully history will finally teach us that we are all one. No better, no worse.Love one another as you would be loved - and the world and people will be in a better place.

04.06 | 18:46

Excellent musings my friend. What a twisted world and to look now and see it get worse instead of better.

04.06 | 18:16

Wow cuz that's great writing and truth

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