Tami Erin: The Sex Tape

Tami Erin, the former star of the 1987 hit film The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking is all grown up and getting it on with her ex-boyfriend! Spicy amateur footage reveals the Pippi star hot-tubing, lounging in sexy lingerie, and getting down and dirty in multiple locations. Check out the titillating Tami Erin in all her natural born glory!

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The Night Circus (Unabridged) – Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus (Unabridged)

Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 16.99

Publish Date: September 13, 2011

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Inferno of Love – Erin Wright

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Inferno of Love

A Western Fireman Romance Novel

Erin Wright

Genre: Western

Publish Date: March 18, 2018

Publisher: Wright’s Romance Reads

Seller: Erin Wright


A man of integrity…with a secret desire Moose Garrett just wants to do the right thing. Fulfill his duty. Honor his parents. Fix his neighbors’ tractors. Ignore the girl he needs to forget. Everyone in Sawyer expects Moose to woo and wed the town beauty queen – not Georgia Rowland. Hell, Moose’s parents have all but signed a marriage contract with the revered patriarch of another wealthy Sawyer family. So yeah, it’s true that Georgia’s been tempting him ever since he hit puberty and discovered the allure of the opposite gender, but that doesn’t mean he’s actually going to give into the temptation. Georgia is strictly off limits. Totally. But matters of the heart are about as predictable as a wildfire – a wildfire that comes straight out of nowhere…and changes everything. A woman who’s all business…with a secret crush Georgia has spent a lot of years – roughly 26 of them or so – pretending Moose Garrett wasn’t the finest man in Sawyer. She pushes pesky thoughts of him clear out of her mind. She never pays a bit of attention to his powerful build, or how his blue jeans show off his lean and muscular body. And for the record, she barely even notices the way his slow, sultry smile makes her knees wobbly. Because that hardly ever happens. As the youngest branch manager of the Goldfork Credit Union, and the first female to hold that position, she’s too busy for any of that nonsense. Besides, everyone knows Moose is bound to marry Sawyer’s reigning beauty. Georgia is sure he’d never give a moment’s notice to…well, to someone like her. But when Miss No Nonsense sets out on a hike in the foothills of Long Valley and gets trapped amidst the flames of a wildfire, the only man she’s ever wanted swoops in to save her. So yeah, Moose is the last man she should dream about. But he’s the one man who will walk through danger and smoke and fire. Just to find her… Inferno of Love is the second novel in the Firefighters of Long Valley series, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!

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Twisted Up: Taking Chances, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Erin Nicholas

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Twisted Up: Taking Chances, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 8.99

Publish Date: August 23, 2016

© ℗ © 2016 Brilliance Audio

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Taking It Easy – Erin Nicholas

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Taking It Easy

(Boys of the Big Easy)

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: September 25, 2018

Publisher: EN Fiction, Inc.

Seller: EN Fiction, Inc.


A playboy bartender in the French Quarter, a sassy, single mom, and a one-night stand. Or is it?   When Logan serves up drinks–and then some–to sassy, single mom Dana, she gets a whole lot more than she was expecting.    As in oops, she’s expecting.  And now this notorious bachelor is ready to trade in bottles of bourbon for baby bottles. Can he convince her that opposites can attract in more than the bedroom?

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Returning for Love – Erin Wright

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Returning for Love

A Western Romance Novel

Erin Wright

Genre: Western

Publish Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Wright’s Reads

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


The love of a lifetime, lost but never forgotten… If he could turn back time, Declan would do things differently. For one, he would've never let go of Iris Blue McLain, the only woman he's ever loved. Fifteen long and lonely years, and the ache in his heart is as painful as ever.  When he sees her for the first time since they parted, she's every bit as pretty as she was years ago. No, she's even prettier. From across the crowded room, she steals his breath. Same silken, flame-colored hair. Same summer-blue eyes and almost the same smile, only now, there's a hint of sadness.  But when he asks her to dance, she wastes no time giving him the brush off.  She'll protect her heart, no matter the cost… The years haven't been kind to Iris. It all started when Declan broke up with her, leaving her heart shattered. After her car wreck, things went from bad to worse. Now, to top it all off, Declan strolls back into her life, acting like he's got a right to be there. She can't risk a second heartbreak. But some things never change, like the way his eyes remind her of his slow seduction, or his work-roughened hands that promise a gentle caress.   For a moment, the years melt away and Iris wonders if she and Declan might have a second chance. But time can't heal all wounds, and for two broken people, the secrets of the past threaten to break them once again. Returning for Love is the fourth novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!

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Getting Naughty…and Nice – Erin Nicholas

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Getting Naughty…and Nice

Naughty and Nice in Sapphire Falls

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: November 9, 2018

Publisher: EN Fiction, Inc.

Seller: EN Fiction, Inc.


A millionaire stuck in small-town America for the holidays, a not-so-little mix-up under the mistletoe, and you'll never look at candy canes the same way again. * * * This collection includes: Getting In the Spirit, a Christmas novella ~ contains a surprisingly romantic millionaire playboy, a girl looking for a little holiday magic, and the most unexpectedly perfect—and hot—Christmas ever. Getting Frisky, a BONUS New Year's Eve short story (naughty uses for champagne ahead!) Getting In the Mood, a Valentine's Day novella ~ the naughty millionaire is right at home in small-town America now, but he’s willing to give it all up for his California girl.

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Getting Out of Hand – Erin Nicholas

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Getting Out of Hand

Sapphire Falls Book One

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Romance

Publish Date: July 16, 2014

Publisher: Erin Nicholas

Seller: EN Fiction, Inc.


Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But he’s not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. Until he meets the new girl in town. Mason sure doesn’t look—or kiss—like a genius scientist geek. Passion like this with a guy who travels the world and parties at the White House should be a red flag for a girl who wants a simple boring life.  Good thing no one falls in love in a weekend.

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Magick and Monsters – Vivian Lane, Alexa Padgett, Samantha Britt, Elle Boon, Joanna Mazurkiewicz, Erica Gerald Mason, Tameri Etherton, Annie Anderson, Erin Hayes, Amanda Booloodian, Angela Kulig, K.C. Finn, Jessica Aspen, R.K. Close, Jennifer Rose McMahon, Kim Carmichael, Alyssa Drake, Carmen Fox, Tara West, CK Dawn, Melinda R. Cordell & J.N. Colon

Vivian Lane, Alexa Padgett, Samantha Britt, Elle Boon, Joanna Mazurkiewicz, Erica Gerald Mason, Tameri Etherton, Annie Anderson, Erin Hayes, Amanda Booloodian, Angela Kulig, K.C. Finn, Jessica Aspen, R.K. Close, Jennifer Rose McMahon, Kim Carmichael, Alyssa Drake, Carmen Fox, Tara West, CK Dawn, Melinda R. Cordell & J.N. Colon - Magick and Monsters  artwork

Magick and Monsters

A Collection of Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Novels

Vivian Lane, Alexa Padgett, Samantha Britt, Elle Boon, Joanna Mazurkiewicz, Erica Gerald Mason, Tameri Etherton, Annie Anderson, Erin Hayes, Amanda Booloodian, Angela Kulig, K.C. Finn, Jessica Aspen, R.K. Close, Jennifer Rose McMahon, Kim Carmichael, Alyssa Drake, Carmen Fox, Tara West, CK Dawn, Melinda R. Cordell & J.N. Colon

Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables

Publish Date: May 8, 2018

Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing

Seller: PublishDrive Inc.


Ready for a touch of magic? MAGICK AND MONSTERS is a best-selling boxed set of wicked paranormal reads, brought you by today’s best-selling and award-winning authors!  Supernaturally suspenseful, this boxed set has all the myths, magic, and monsters you could ever ask for: demons, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, shape-shifters, faeries, and other creatures to keep you awake all night, burning through the pages alongside the midnight oil. Scroll up and one click to start reading this exciting collection today! Brought to you by… Vivian Lane Alexa Padgett Samantha Britt Elle Boon Joanna Mazurkiewicz Erica Gerald Mason Tameri Etherton Annie Anderson Erin Hayes Amanda Booloodian Angela Kulig K.C. Finn Jessica Aspen R.K. Close Jennifer Rose McMahon Kim Carmichael Alyssa Drake Carmen Fox Tara West CK Dawn Melinda R. Cordell J.N. Colon

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A Match Made in Spell – ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn

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A Match Made in Spell

ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: May 11, 2018

Publisher: Willow Hill Books

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


What good is a witch with no magic? I'm Lexi Balefire and I wear a lot of hats, but none of them are tall and pointy. I spend half my time making love matches that last forever, and the other half trying to keep my faerie godmothers from turning each other into toads. Or worse. I come from a long line of witches, some of them wicked, but none of that will matter if my magic doesn't awaken before midnight on my next birthday. If I miss that deadline, I'll never be a true witch. If my mother and grandmotherhadn't used their magic to kill each other, one of them might have been able to give me the keys to the mystery and I'd be one step closer to claiming my Fate Weaver heritage. Now, I guess I'll have to figure it out on my own.

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After All: Ever After in Sapphire Falls – Erin Nicholas

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After All: Ever After in Sapphire Falls

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: May 2, 2017

Publisher: EN Fiction, Inc.

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Big, hot Sapphire Falls cop Scott Hansen, the source of Peyton Wells' dirtiest daydreams, has only one fault in her opinion…he's crazy about her. She'll do absolutely anything Scott asks if he obeys three simple rules: they're both naked; there are lots of hands and lips involved; and they absolutely do not call it a relationship. The R word gives her hives. Why can't the guy just be happy with no-strings sex? But, when Scott's injured on the job, Peyton can't stand the idea of anyone but her playing nurse—and Scott sees the perfect opportunity to show her that a relationship with him can be the best time she's ever had. Of course, things with Peyton are never easy. After all, he doesn't call her Trouble for nothing…

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Big Road – Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers

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Big Road

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 20, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Juicy Juju/VizzTone

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Mistletoe and Mischief: A Collection of Magical Holiday Tales – Melanie Karsak, Margo Bond Collins, Erin Hayes, Blaire Edens, Pauline Creeden, Katie Hayoz, Evan Winters, Carrie L. Wells, Bokerah Brumley, Anna Albergucci, T. K. Bradley, Angelique Archer, J. Mills, Deb Christie, Ella Malone, Jayne Fury & Samantha Gregory

Melanie Karsak, Margo Bond Collins, Erin Hayes, Blaire Edens, Pauline Creeden, Katie Hayoz, Evan Winters, Carrie L. Wells, Bokerah Brumley, Anna Albergucci, T. K. Bradley, Angelique Archer, J. Mills, Deb Christie, Ella Malone, Jayne Fury & Samantha Gregory - Mistletoe and Mischief: A Collection of Magical Holiday Tales  artwork

Mistletoe and Mischief: A Collection of Magical Holiday Tales

Melanie Karsak, Margo Bond Collins, Erin Hayes, Blaire Edens, Pauline Creeden, Katie Hayoz, Evan Winters, Carrie L. Wells, Bokerah Brumley, Anna Albergucci, T. K. Bradley, Angelique Archer, J. Mills, Deb Christie, Ella Malone, Jayne Fury & Samantha Gregory

Genre: Short Stories

Publish Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: Clockpunk Press

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Limited Edition Holiday Collection! Sixteen magical holiday stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. This collection will whisk you from Christmas season in steampunk London to Yule celebrations with the coven to Hanukkah celebrations with a supernatural twist. Battle Krampus, ghosts, vampires, demons, and a hell of an eggnog hangover in this special collection of paranormal, horror, urban fantasy, and steampunk holiday tales. PEPPERMINT AND PENTACLES: A Steampunk Christmas Tale by Melanie Karsak (Steampunk/Gaslamp Urban Fantasy) HELL'S SILVER BELLS  by Margo Bond Collins (Urban Fantasy) A HARKER CHRISTMAS  by Erin Hayes (Paranormal/Urban Fantasy) POINSETTIAS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Southern Stones Short by Blaire Edens (Paranormal Romance) HEARTLESS IN NEW ORLEANS  by Pauline Creeden (Steampunk) ALL IS BRIGHT  by Jayne Fury (Urban Fantasy) MISTLETOE AND MONSTERS  by Katie Hayoz (Steampunk/Gaslamp Fantasy) THAT OLD FAMILIAR FEELING by S. K. Gregory (Urban Fantasy) 'TWAS THE NIGHT  by Evan Winters (Horror) HOLIDAY MAGIC by Carrie L. Wells (Paranormal Romance) FESTIVAL OF GASLIGHTS  by Bokerah Brumley (Steampunk/Gaslamp) THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST  by Anna Albergucci (Supernatural Fiction) DAWN by T.K. Bradley (Post-Apocalyptic) THE TOWN IN THE MOUNTAIN by Angelique Archer & J. Mills (Horror) EGGNOG & EXORCISM  by Deb Christie & Margo Bond Collins (Urban Fantasy) HIGH TIDE HOLIDAY by Ella Malone (Paranormal)

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Hallelujah! – Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert – Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra At Temple Square, Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss, Tyler Simpson, Mack Wilberg, Ryan Murphy, Richard Elliott, Clay Christiansen & Andrew Unsworth

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Hallelujah! – Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra At Temple Square, Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss, Tyler Simpson, Mack Wilberg, Ryan Murphy, Richard Elliott, Clay Christiansen & Andrew Unsworth

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: October 7, 2016


This Christmas concert features Broadway star Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde) and renowned British screen actor Martin Jarvis. In this performance, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present the story of George Frideric Handel’s life in an inspiring celebration of song. The story of Handel’s struggle to write his most famous oratorio, Messiah, celebrates freed debtors, charitable giving, rescued children, and the Messiah’s mission to save God’s children from spiritual death. The music includes some of the most beloved Christmas songs, such as “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful, ” “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Joy to the World. ” Guest soloists from the Metropolitan Opera also thrill audiences with their rendition of “For unto Us a Child Is Born, ” from Handel’s Messiah. This performance brings the listener closer to the true meaning of Christmas with a Christ-centered focus and a thrilling display of talent for the whole family to enjoy.

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Finding the Way Back – Erin Landy

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Finding the Way Back

Erin Landy

Genre: Religious

Publish Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Erin Landy

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


A sweet, inspirational romance.  Laurel thought life had dealt her its worst blow when her marriage fell apart. For almost a year, she worked to put herself back together. These efforts culminated in a new job in a new place. Away from all the reminders of pain and humiliation, she can begin again. But what if her attempt to escape doesn't take her away from Colton, but brings her to him instead?  Colton is reaping the sorrow and misery he deserves. For the worst of reasons, he hurt the woman he loves. Laurel's heart won't heal easily or ever without God's help. Will she give him the chance to regain her trust? Or will he be forced to live the rest of his life without her? 

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Big Road – Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers

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Big Road

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 20, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Juicy Juju/VizzTone

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No Matter What – Erin Nicholas

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No Matter What

Erin Nicholas

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: March 13, 2017

Publisher: EN Fiction, Inc.

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


The best doesn’t come cheap…and this time it could cost him his heart. The Billionaire Bargains book one Handsome billionaire Adam Steele is good. Good at getting his way. If nothing else, money always works—until he realizes he can’t buy his daughter’s way out of her new wheelchair. Three private physical therapists later, he’s almost given up on Emily walking again. Then he meets Dr. Jaden Monroe. And his match. Feisty physical therapist Jaden Monroe has never met a man quite like Adam. She’s not sure if it’s his I’m-in-charge attitude or the heat in his eyes when he looks at her, but she finds herself wanting to say yes to anything he asks. Like when he asks her to help his daughter walk again. Of course, the million dollars he offers—just enough to finish the pediatric rehab wing Jaden has been working for and dreaming of—is hard to say no to as well.  But Jaden didn’t anticipate a teen whose injuries are more than physical. Or a man so passionate and devoted—and as tenacious as she is. As she and Adam fight their attraction, the only thing harder than keeping her promise will be keeping a hold on her heart. Warning: Contains heated arguments that erupt only slightly more often than hot kissing, a new perspective on kitchen appliances, and sizzling sex occurring everywhere BUT the bedroom (though they eventually make it there). ***THIS TITLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED. THIS IS A RERELEASE BY THE AUTHOR***

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Accounting for Love – Long Valley – Erin Wright

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Accounting for Love – Long Valley

Erin Wright

Genre: Western

Publish Date: November 2, 2016

Publisher: Wright’s Reads

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Is she the answer to his dreams … or the person who will be forced to destroy them? He’s a farmer, dammit, not a bookkeeper … When Stetson Miller inherits his father’s farm in Idaho, he’s too focused on his crops to pay attention to the financial side of things. The next thing he knows, the bank is threatening to foreclose … and the auditor who’s come to examine his accounts is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.  She’s checking him out … in more ways than one … Jennifer Kendall doesn’t mind a tough job, but the handsome Stetson is trouble of a different kind. The sparks between them fly even faster when the road washes out and Jennifer has to spend the night on the farm. But passion alone won’t pay the bills. Can Jennifer find a way for Stetson to save his farm?  And if she can’t, will he ever forgive her? Accounting for Love is the first novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. If you would prefer the sweet version, please check out the other listing for this book. Either way, enjoy!

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Erin Andrews — Demands $75 Million in Marriott Lawsuit Over Peeping Tom Case

Erin Andrews is still seeking justice for the peeping tom who secretly videotaped her in her hotel room back in 2008 … $ 75 million worth of justice! The “Dancing with the Stars” host and FOX Sports reporter just filed an amendment to her 2011 lawsuit…

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The Secret Heart – Erin Satie

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The Secret Heart

Erin Satie

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: November 5, 2014

Publisher: Little Phrase

Seller: Little Phrase


She’s a fortune-hunter. He’s nobody’s prey. Adam, Earl of Bexley, lives to work. His only relief is the sordid savagery of bare-knuckle boxing. Not women, and definitely not a disreputable, scheming woman who dances in secret with such passion… Caro Small is desperate to escape her selfish family. Her only chance is a good marriage, and she intends to marry Adam—whether he likes it or not. But the more she schemes to entrap him, the more she risks trapping her own heart. Adam won’t be caught by a fortune-hunter’s ambitious schemes. But the vulnerable, passionate woman underneath the plots might just bring him to his knees.

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Erin Andrews — Back On with Jarret Stoll … After Coke Bust

Seems NHL star Jarret Stoll dodged TWO bullets after his cocaine arrest in Vegas — ’cause not only did he duck jail, but now it seems he managed to hang on to his celeb GF too!  For the first time since he was busted allegedly trying to smuggle…

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The Night Circus (Unabridged) – Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus (Unabridged)

Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: September 13, 2011

© ℗ © 2011 Random House Audio

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CMT Music Awards: Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow to Co-Host

Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney are among performers set to take the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
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Erin Andrews — Not Engaged … Despite Massive Diamond Ring

It looks like an engagement ring … she’s flaunting it like an engagement ring … but the rock on Erin Andrews’ finger is NOT an engagement ring.  Andrews has been dating L.A. Kings superstar Jarret Stoll for a while … after she posted a pic…

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Erin Kramp’s Legacy of Love | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

After losing her battle with breast cancer, Erin Kramp left her husband and daughter with a library of video recordings to help them through life. See how Doug and Peyton Kramp are doing today.

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Miles Davis Way: Chats with Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn, The Babys’ Tony Brock and Ryan Aderréy, Plus Gladshot and Adam Zwig

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A Conversation with Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn

Mike Ragogna: Let’s start with the street. It’s about time that Miles Davis got a street named after him, but why now? What brought it on?

Vince Wilburn: What brought it on? There was a lady named Shirley Zafirau, she is a neighbor on West 77th street and she’s very politically driven. She thought it would be very honorable if the city would grant uncle Miles a street named in his honor. So one of Mayor Bloomberg’s last bills to be signed before he left office was to pass this ordinance to have the street named after uncle Miles. So Shirley Zafirau was the one who really spearheaded it. She’s going to be at the event, we were out hanging “No Parking” signs last night. I don’t want to tell her age, but she’s really spunky and feisty. The family applauds.

Erin Davis: We’re very grateful to her.

MR: Erin, the US postal service’s Miles Davis stamp is the biggest selling specialty stamp to date, right?

ED: I wouldn’t be surprised! I know it sold a ton of stamps and was joint released with the post in France, so it was a really big honor for us to have this joint release with the two nations, the US and France. That was a long time coming, too, a lot of work and a lot of red tape, but the post office had a great team of guys working on that and they pushed it through once they got the artwork sorted out and everything. It was a great, great thing for the family.

MR: Another major thing is the bio pic that’s happening with Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana.

ED: Yeah, we’re thrilled about that. That’s also a long time coming. Vince?

VW: It took seven years and we’re finally going to production in Cincinatti in June, it’s Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, and then we have Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor cast. The script was written by Steven Baigelman and Don Cheadle.

ED: Steven Baigelman just finished the James Brown movie, he’s a great writer.

MR: Cool. Miles Davis has his own brand, people know his sound the second they think of his name, even though he went through several distinct styles. What is it from your perspective that made this music iconic?

ED: It’s unique, and what’s unique about it is that it changes over the years, it’s not just a sound. The Rolling Stones you can identify pretty quickly, and they’re often copied but you can always go back to them and say, “Oh, that’s something that The Rolling Stones did.” With Miles I think you identify with periods of his career, the styles he’s played in. You know his horn playing, you can pick up his phrasing because it’s just so sweet and melodic. It’s just the choicest notes, it’s never as many notes as youc an fit into a bar, it’s only the right ones. [laughs]

MR: Nice. And of course it’s emotional. Everything that came out of those lips came from the heart.

ED: Exactly.

MR: Vince, obviously you have a lot of stories about Miles, but do you have any that come to mind, something you watched him do or something about him?

VW: I always say this, but you’re talking about someone who was the first to wake up in the morning and last to go to sleep at night, driven by music. He would change close five or six times a day, his mind just worked in very creative ways and he was always thinking about the music, advancing the music, exploring new horizons with the music, never looking back. We played together for four years and each night was different. We called it Miles Davis University, he was the captain. We called him “The Chief.”

MR: He was the kind of improv, wasn’t he?

VW: Yeah, you could say that. He had structure, but he used to say, “Set up things.” There was structure with the improv. He would say, “I’ll tell you to play, not to practice.” You had to be ready, spontanaeity was the key.

MR: Erin, do you have any special stories with him?

ED: I’ve got a million of them. I think one story or one situation that kind of resonated for me often was that he wasn’t able to attend my high school graduation because he was on tour, but he called me up and he said, “You’re going to be in the band because John Bingham is leaving,” he was playing electronic percussion, and I didn’t really know anything about that, but I just kind of said, “Okay.” I was used to going on the road with him in the Summers, but on crew. I obviously always wanted to be in the band, but I thought more along the lines of I would play drums. But I said, “Okay,” and the day after I walked and got my diploma I was on a plane to meet up with them in New York. That whole tour when I played with him, the first and second tours I was just nervous the whole time because I wasn’t really comfortable with the electronic percussion, being complimentary to the drummer. I thought I was ruining the show for him. I had solos and I didn’t know what to play. He was very patient about it. I thought, “Man, he’s going to send me home after a week,” but he was very patient about it. One night I remember I was so tired of being stressed out that I just let loose and started hitting everything and playing and trying to remember all the chops I had and he was like, “You actually played pretty good today.” I think I just stopped being nervous and relaxed a little bit. Like Vince said, he never paid us to practice. It wasn’t about trying to be perfect, it was about taking yourself to a different place you haven’t been. Your highest form of expression. I wish I would have realized that earlier, I think I would’ve enjoyed it a lot more. But that’s probably one of the things I take away from him not being here, I wish I could talk to him about that experience.

MR: Can you remember if there’s any specific moment or event during your time with Miles that changed your outlook on music?

VW: Him being a leader, it teaches you how to interact with musicians. Both Erin and I are bandleaders and it taught us how to deal with our musicians on a certain level. Musicians are sensitive creatures, so to get what you want out of your musicians you have to treat them a certain way and then you can take them in your direciton. That’s one of the things that I learnerd from him, the way you treat musicians to get the best out of them. That stuck in my mind when I played with him and now I apply that to my band.

ED: I echo fully what Vince said. I watch Vince with his guys and it reminds me of how Miles, “Chief,” used to handle his guys, how he would deal with them. Vince said musicians are sensitive, sometimes things happen and guys do things on stage or on the bandstand or off stage, but Vince deals with his guys in the same way Chief used to. I was always surprised when I thought Chief would get very upset with somebody but he wouldn’t. You’ve just got to know how to deal with people. There were things that would upset him, mostly about which guys were playing, not what they were saying. The other thing that I learned from him that kind of changed things for me is that he really knew how to pick guys for the band. He picked guys that he thought were good players in whatever band they were in before. It didn’t have to be jazz or anything, if a guy was a good player he would ask them to join the band. I think a lot of people didn’t understand that, including other members of the band that he was fronting at the time. He would just build these great bands that would come together over time that always had great drummers, horn players, bass players, guys would come and go and I would always think he’d be upset when a guy would have to leave to play with someone else, but he would always wish them well. It was kind of like a family, it was really cool.

MR: Was he a big mentor?

ED: I think he would really be concerned about what was happening with his band before helping somebody else with their thing, but if you were in his band he would help you with your career going forward anyway. I think he was just trying to help you with things you might not be aware of, just furthering your own development. So in a way, yeah. He definitely did mentor a lot of people in that way.

MR: What are you guys working on right now?

VW: I’ve got a couple of artists, a kid named Jesse Campbell who was on The Voice, I’m doing some music with him, I’ve got a kid named Niles Rivers, Erin and I both have studios respectively in California. We’re always putting tracks together and calling each other, I go over to Erin’s and Erin scores movies and it freaks me out. I’m so proud of him, listening to his music and his tracks, we inspire each other. I have artists that I’m producing, and Erin can speak on his productions.

ED: Well, last year I produced the score for this documentary about Richard Pryor called Omit The Logic. I’ve done a couple film scores in the years before that myself, being a composer. I dabbled in some management, I was working with an artist called Gabriel Johnson, we still work together, but I’m taking more time to write music myself and get back into my playing. I play drums and I play a little guitar and bass, too. I’m kind of just working on a new project and I’m hoping to collaborate with a friend of mine who’s also a composer. We’re hoping to get together in the next few months to see what happens, but other than that we work with the estate a lot, the movie’s coming up and once in a while I’ll get a nice internet commercial or something I can do. Right now I’m just working on new material, I write different styles of music, sometimes it’s acoustic blues, sometimes it’s hard rock, sometimes it’s more something you would hear in a film. I’m just kind of working through a lot of different things right now and I’m enjoying it.

MR: Nice. You also worked with Kyle Eastwood in that supergroup Bloodline.

VW: [laughs] Supergroup…I like that. It was a supergroup!

ED: Yeah, that was back about twenty years ago I was in Bloodline with Berry Oakley, Jr, Waylon Krieger, and Joe Bonamassa who’s now gone on to great success, I’m so happy for him. I love seeing him out there in all the guitar magazines and seeing him on DirecTV all the time. I go to the guitar shop and half the stuff is his personal model of guitar or pedal or amp or whatever. It’s great to see, because I know he worked really hard at it. I think when we started he was fourteen, and now I know twenty years later he’s worked through it all, I’m really happy with him. Kyle’s project, we recorded a record in Paris a couple years ago, and that was great fun to work on because he’s a great friend.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

ED: The advice I would have for new artists these days is try to write what you write, don’t try to write what everybody else does. Just explore playing live as much as you can, get your group together and get tight with rehearsals and go play live. I’ve seen a lot of bands that are able to get shows but aren’t good at playing live because they don’t know what to do, they don’t know how to listen to each other or how to work in a club environment or even a larger venue. The last thing would be to get your social media numbers up because that’s how it’s working these days.

MR: Yeah. Vince, what about you?

VW: Don’t go on American Idol. Don’t go on these TV shows. Like Erin says, man, you’ve got to play. You’ve got to go through the trenches. You don’t want to be a one-hit wonder. I’m so sick of these artists who are in it for the money and then they’re out. They’re in for one album and then you don’t hear from them anymore. Think about longevity, think about starting at the bars or the clubs or whatever and play music with people you like to play with. Don’t be with these f**king put together bands, I hate it. I hate it, hate it, hate it. Play. You’ve got to play. Don’t autotune, it’s horrible. It bastardizes the music and people who want to be creative. That’s a whole other topic, man. Erin and I have the Miles Davis House in Austin, and man the bands who come through there just kill it. They play and Erin and I just smile, man. We’re high fiving each other. We had Lucinda Williams, it’s like, “S**t.” It doesn’t get much better than that. All these bands are killing. That’s where there’s a disconnect: There’s a disconnect between true artists and one-hit wonders. We love the true artists, the artists that are in the ditches, social media, grinding, playing, hitting all the clubs and the bars and paying their dues. Does that get my point across?

MR: I think so! [laughs] With American Idol and The Voice, sure, they’re fun to watch, but I think it also teaches generations of kids who are going to go into music into thinking that’s how you do it.

VW: Yeah, and they go in it for the money. Money is great, we love money, but love music first. If you kick ass on your instrument or you’re singing your ass off, the money will come. Shit, Bruno Mars was doing Elvis impersonations in Hawaii or something, but it prepared him for where he is now. I just used him as one example. He can share with you his struggles. His brother plays drums in the band, his brother was a police officer, he stopped playing drums to join the police force, and then when Bruno picked up he quit the police force to play with his brother. And he can play! I don’t consider Bruno Mars a one-hit wonder, but what do I know?

MR: I would never put him in that category.

VW: He kicked ass in the Super Bowl halftime, that’s enough for me. Dig this, Kanye West had to come up through the trenches, trying to get his demo played until Jay gave him a shot, and now look at Kanye West. He paid his dues. You’ve got to go through the trenches.

MR: I have to ask you, how did Kind Of Blue become one of the greatest albums of all time?

ED: I’m not sure! It’s one of those secret formulas. A lot of people I talk to, when my dad comes up they say, “Oh, I loved Kind Of Blue.” That’s not the only record they say, but that’s a lot of people’s introduction to jazz. It’s very easy on the ears without being easy-listening music. It’s nice to listen to. You don’t have to dig in right away to figure it out. Sometimes if you’re trying to listen to a bird solo and you haven’t really experienced a lot of jazz before you may not be sure what you’re listening to, but with Kind Of Blue I think you know what you’re hearing right away, you’re hearing something beautiful. You don’t need a degree to listen to it, you just need to be open minded. Most people put it on and they’re just like, “Wow, this is great.” That’s the essence of that record.

VW: I agree with what Erin said, you don’t have to scratch your head to digest it. It’s modal music, and to me it’s haunting in a beautiful way. “Blue And Green” is my favorite song. It’s was Miles’ mother’s favorite song. I can never get tired of listening to Kind Of Blue. Bill Evans, Cannonball, I talked to Jimmy Cobb this morning.

Transcribed By Galen Hawthorne

MAXWELL’S COOL DEMON FROM GLADSHOT

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According to the Gladshot…

“We’re excited about our new ep, Maxwell’s Cool Demon. The title is a physics term, roughly, it means to turn information into energy… It’s produced by John Agnello, who we love working with. He also produced our debut Burn Up & Shine. He creates the best vibe to make music in. The songs are diverse: ‘Fun With Hydrangeas’ is about the conspiracy movies of the ’60s + ’70s; the title of the song is an obscure reference to a scene in ‘Manchurian Candidate’; ‘Corp Safe’ and ‘We Live in America’ both comment on the times…boarded up Main St. and the narrowing of the collective conversation in the media. We can’t wait to play these songs at The Delancey residency and the tour to follow this summer.”

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Mike Ragogna: Ryan, there’s an interesting quote made about your debut album What If. “If it was a movie, this promising singer/songwriter would be the self-assured lead character that possesses maturity, quiet confidence, leadership and, most of all, real talent.” How much of that is hype and how much is true…come on, you can tell me!

Ryan Aderréy: [laughs] Well, someone was hired to write all that, and I think they did a good job, but it’s all true. I think we’re bursting onto the scene and are doing it in a major way, so yeah, I’m going to say it’s all true.

MR: [laughs] What is your reaction to having a hit on Billboard?

RA: You know what, it doesn’t feel real. I woke up today and I looked at the framed picture of it we have hanging on our wall, and it really doesn’t seem like it happened. If you’d asked me a year ago if we’d be in this position, I would have told you you were crazy. It’s surreal, but I’m honored and really proud, and am happy all the hard work finally paid off.

MR: Tell me about the hard work that went into this. I want to hear the Ryan Aderréy story from Ryan Aderréy’s perspective.

RA: Sure. I started in this business just producing. At the time I was going to Boston University and was playing soccer, and music wasn’t really my main focus. It was always a passion and was there on the side, but it wasn’t my main focus. I started doing music, and when I graduated I got a little attention from the production so I thought, “Maybe I’ll pursue this a little bit.” I got a little frustrated because it was going nowhere. I was in the presence of world-renowned vocal coach Anita Wilson. She heard me sing – just joking around, it wasn’t even serious – and she said, “If you come and work with me and really stick with this, you can be a singer.” And that’s exactly what I did. For about two years I went every day to her for an hour a day, and the rest is history.

MR: How did you get to the point where What If came together, creatively?

RA: It took a long time. I work with a writing team that I’ve assembled, and some of these songs they began a long time ago, in the ’70s, and they never materialized. They were brought back to the forefront when we went a studio down in Miami and we tried out some productions and some engineers. We tested it with radio and the radio wasn’t responding to it, so we scrapped it. That was a year wasted. Then we came back and found producer Zach Ziskin. who’s a Grammy-winning producer who’s worked for Warner Brothers and Universal. He made the productions modern and fit them to our melodies and to our vibe with the words. It took about two years just for What If to even materialize, so it’s been a long road.

MR: I think a lot of people would relate to “Without Hope.” What was your relationship like with this person and how did it inspire you to want to write that song?

RA: I wrote that song based on the experiences on one of my best friends. He grew up struggling in a household with abusive parents, and I think that, to this day, he hasn’t gotten himself out of that situation emotionally or mentally, but the point is that he never gave up. He always kept hope and he always put his head down and kept trudging along, and I think that is something that everyone can relate to. They’ve either been in it, or they’ve seen someone in it, and I really wanted to write about it. At first he wasn’t too happy that everyone was hearing his story, but then he warmed up to it and was really glad that the message got out.

MR: Do you think that maybe the people who were in his life and also heard it took a sober moment or two to to think about it?

RA: I hope so. I’m not sure if they did, but I hope that if they heard it, they learned from it and decided at that very moment to change themselves as people and to better themselves and to be better parents. I really do hope so.

MR: Every song seems to have a message, for instance, “What Ifs & Broken Promises.” It seems that a lot of people can’t say “no,” or they have good intentions and that leads them to those “what-ifs and broken promises.” Do you think it’s fair to say that?

RA: It’s obviously going to be different on a case-by-case basis. I think you’re 100% correct that people bite off more than they can chew, and they don’t do it on purpose; they have the best of intentions and it just doesn’t work out and they end up playing the role of the bad guy. And there are also times where people are just mean-spirited, it’s just their nature and they end up acting the way they do.

MR: Another big moment on the record is “A Miracle, My Love.” What motivated that one?

RA: That was a personal experience of mine. It’s basically about waking up in the morning and feeling like you have nothing to live for. And then this person comes along and they completely change the way you see the world. You start seeing miracles in the smallest things you may not have given a second thought to before, and in doing so, they become your miracle. I wrote that because it happened to me.

MR: Ryan, you sound like a romantic.

RA: I am. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart.

MR: Are you a hopeless romantic because that’s maybe what you witnessed in your family? Do you think that may have influenced that and/or your creativity?

RA: I think so. It’s what I witness growing up, and my family’s very creative and I think that by nature creative people are very emotional, and can be hopeless romantics. I think it was a combination of the two.

MR: What is it that you picked up from your creative family?

RA: My father was a songwriter in London for a long time. He was a part of Apple Records. My grandfather was the lead trumpet player for Tony Bennet, and my mother sang background and reference tracks all the time. It’s just in my blood.

MR: Did you think you ever had a chance to escape music?

RA: [laughs] No, probably not. I remember growing up on weekends and hearing The Beatles, Jackson Browne and Bob Dylan on the stereo. It was around twenty-four seven.

MR: Do you have any favorite artists and/or songs from that period?

RA: I love Bob Dylan. I credit him for a lot of the better lyricists today. I always loved Jackson Browne melodies. I thought they were very soothing and very easy to listen to. The Beatles are an obvious answer. Santana, too; I grew up listening to Santana’s guitar playing and I thought he was a genius.

MR: What do you strive for when you’re creative something and what’s you creative process?

RA: In terms of songwriting, I don’t think you fake it; I think you have to go off personal experiences, so I sit down when I want to write something and think, “What am I going through right now that others can relate to?” I know a lot of songwriters just write theoretical ideas and they might not be going through it, or they might not have ever experienced it, and I think that the audience will eventually catch onto that and see through it. I try to be relatable, and I want the audience to say, “I’ve been through that, and it’s really nice that I can hear someone else say that they’ve been through that, too.”

MR: Can you remember the first song you ever wrote?

RA: Yeah, I can remember it, but I’m not going to share it because it was pretty bad.

MR: [laughs] So in your opinion, over the years, you’ve gotten better.

RA: Yes, I think I’ve grown over the years as a songwriter and as an artist and I think that’s ultimately the goal.

MR: Ryan, what advice would you give to new artists?

RA: I get asked this a lot, and my biggest advice I have–and yes, recording songs and putting material out for listeners to hear is vital–is to network. There’s no bridge too small you can build, and you never know, one thing leads to another, leads to another, leads to another. It’s all about who you know. So put out as many recordings as you can, keep your listeners happy, but network. But do it the right way. Go shake hands, don’t just ask for a handout or say, “Hey, can you listen to my song?” No. Say, “I’d appreciate if you’d listen to this, and I’d be more than happy to do X for you.” If you do that, people really appreciate it, it stays with them, and they’ll remember you for future opportunities. So network, network, network, and do it the right way.

MR: Nice, thanks. Have you heard “A Miracle, My Love” playing on the radio yet?

RA: I have. We were in Indiana and Illinois and we heard it in the car. We’d never heard it live on the air, and we were thrilled.

MR: When are we going to hear the David Guetta remix of “A Miracle, My Love”?

RA: Anytime that David wants to contact me, he’d be more than welcome to take one of the songs and remix it any time that he felt like it. Also, my favorite electronic group is Cruella, so if they wanted to do a remix of it, I think I’d die and go to Seventh Heaven.

MR: [laughs] What does the future hold for Mr. Ryan Aderréy?

RA: Well, we’ve already recorded the second album. As we speak I’m down in Miami doing the second single. June 2nd we go on the tour to the west coast. We start in San Diego at Summer Sessions, which is a really big singer/songwriter showcase we were invited to. So we start there, and make our way up to LA where we play The House Of Blues. Then Las Vegas, playing The Hard Rock, and we’re just going to touring the west coast for the whole month of June. That’s what the immediate future holds.

MR: Your answers are pretty succinct and on point with brevity. So I want to know what sports coach worked with you in order to answer questions?

RA: [laughs] Well it was when I went over to play in Amsterdam. I was playing professional soccer for about three years and they had an interview coach. So I have been coached since about 2003. I know how speak. You’re exactly right, they tell you when to stop, not to stutter, not to use “Uh” or other fillers. They tell you all the tricks. I’ve been coached-up for a while.

MR: Aha! Ryan, I appreciate the interview. Did we cover everything?

RA: You can go to my website, www.ryanaderrey.com, and all the big ones like facebook and twitter, and they’re all /ryanaderrey, so they’re very easy to find.

Transcribed by Emily Fotis

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A Conversation with The Babys’ Tony Brock

Mike Ragogna: The Babys have a new album, I’ll Have Some Of That. So…thirty years?

Tony Brock: I know! We would’ve like some of that over the last thirty years, too. Unfortunately, we disbanded and we’ve been pecking away at trying to put the band back together for a number of years. I asked John Waite a few times, we stayed friends with John and everything’s great, he’s given us his blessing but because of his career he just doesn’t need it. So I decided I’d had enough and I basically wanted to give it one more shot because I felt like we were robbed from being pushed over the top to being a superstar band. Basically, I put the word out that The Babys were getting back together, I had held auditions for a singer and they were around the block. I got John Bisaha in, the poor lad, just to make sure we kept the integrity of the band. He’s worked out fantastic. Then Wally Stocker came from Florida and away we went. We did a few gigs just to get our feet wet, I’m lucky enough to own a studio so I ended up producing a new album for the Babys to get a fresh start and here we are.

MR: What the heck were you doing in the mean time?

TB: As soon as we realized there was no chance of The Babys getting back together I joined Eddy Money for about six months and then I went to Rod Stewart for almost twelve years, I got to play with Jeff Beck and Tina Turner and people like that, so that was a lot of fun. Playing with Rod was a great experience because it was a Rod Stewart group, we were more of a band instead of Rod Stewart and his backing band that he has now. We did everything together as a group, it was fantastic. From there I got an offer to start producing a guy down in Australia called Jimmy Barnes, he’s Australia’s number one male singer down there. We had seven hit albums together, and in doing that I got to produce Keith Urban, the first thing that he ever did down in Australia. It wasn’t country then, but it certainly is now, I know. Then from there I came back and just hooked my studio together and I’ve been doing sessions and producing from my studio for the last ten years. That’s what’s enabled The Babys to put a new album together.

MR: The Babys are coming back into a very different music world than the one it left. How does I’ll Have Some Of That fit into the whole paradigm of what’s going on in music right now?

TB: Well I feel like the younger kids, twenty to thirty year olds, they know of Led Zeppelin and Bad Company and it’s not like the old days where you’re an old fart because you don’t know about those bands. In my family I grew up knowing all the old soul artists, where The Babys grew from. Today’s kids are ready to accept that late seventies, early eighties music again. It never really went away for some people. The kids still love Zeppelin, they still love The Who and Bad Company, those sort of bands have never gone away and they’ve still captured a younger audience. The Babys have never really gone away, because luckily we had some great songs. It’s kind of a silly name, but I think the cult following and having great songs and being respected by musicians and peopel like that has kept The Babys going. I think with a new generation they’re going to love it, they’re going to think they’ve found something new, the way I look at it.

MR: What are the main artistic differences between The Babys then and now?

TB: Where we ended up on our fifth album with Keith Olsen, we kind of got into that Americana sound, very tight and poppy, and that’s not what we were about. In our early days, Ron Nevison was producing us and we kept our raw English things, we still used strings and brass and stuff like that, but that’s not overproducing. Today when you overproduce you use tons of reverb and delays and that sort of thing that’s on every record that I hear on the radio. We haven’t done that, we’ve kept to the true form of what the Babys were, writing great songs, keeping it raw and sounding really good. In fact, we’re even going to make some vinyls, because the young kids are starting to play vinyls again. As far as other differences, the only difference is that we have a couple of different players. But Wally’s sound and my sound has always been at the forefront in the Babys albums and the drum sound and the guitar sound have always been there and we’ve kept that. I don’t think we’ve veered too much apart from our new singer, obviously we weren’t trying to copy John Waite, but we needed someone to keep the soulfulness in it because that’s what we’re about. So we needed a real soul singer and I think we found him. Hopefully we haven’t veered much at all, we’re trying to stay true to what we believe in and all love.

MR: When I think of The Babys, I always think of “Head First.” It was such an anthem, even if it didn’t cart as highly as your other hits.

TB: No, I know, but to this day if you go down to a lot of clubs where there’s a band doing top forty “Head First” always comes up. If I get invited up on stage the first thing they want to play is “Head First.” That song actually just arrived because I got a white grand piano in ’77, I put it in my apartment and when you play a brand new instrument it’s always good for a new song, just for the sounds and the fun. That was the first song that came out of it, “Head First” and “Silver Dreams” came from that piano. Fond memories.

MR: What is that special thing about The Babys?

TB: Well, I think it’s the sound and the way we put songs together. We have a magic together, and that’s why it was so important to put the right members in the new band. We had a magic band and to this day “Every Time I Think Of You,” “Isn’t It Time?” “Head First” are still being played on the radio. I’m hoping and praying that we’ve still captured those songs on “I’ll Have Some Of That” and we’re going to have a hit single. That’s how it’s going to resonate, we’re just doing what The Babys do and enjoying it. It comes off on records that we’re enjoying it, too. You can especially see on the records that we’re having a great time, making The Babys reborn–no pun intended. We’re just hoping and praying that it works for us because we’ve put a lot of hard work into it and whichever way it goes I’m very proud of it. You’ve got to give it a shot, right? If you don’t try, you never know!

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

TB: I know it sounds like your father speaking to you, but you’ll have to practice and you have no choice but to be totally into it. I used to practice eight hours a day and think nothing of it. People ask me all the time, “Did you ever think you were going to fail at what you were trying to do as a musician?” I look back and I think, no, I never thought once that I was going to fail. That thought never entered my head. It was just something that I love so much–it has to go through your body and you have to love it and enjoy it and soak everything up and learn from other people and watch them. Like I did as a producer, I stole Ron Nevison’s ideas, I stole Keith Olsen’s ideas, all the greatest producers that we had I took just a little piece of them and worked it in to make it me. That’s what you have to do as a drummer, as a guitarist, as a singer, you pick your favorite people and pick what you love and then put it all together and make it your own. That’s my advice to the kids, that’s what you’ve got to do, if you don’t truly love it deep down then don’t bother because it’s a lot of hard work. There’s a lot of people ready to smack you down, so you’ve got to believe in what you do. We weren’t ready to give up yet, that’s why The Babys are back.

MR: So new artists shouldn’t be ready to give up at that point in their careers either?

TB: No! As long as they believe in what they’re doing they’ve got to give it a try because later on you’ll be kicking yourself wishing you’d at least given it a better shot.

MR: What do you think The Babys are going to grow up into?

TB: I don’t have any answer as far as dates, we’re going through it this week with our promotor, but we have some festivals alreayd set up and we’re going to try and jump on a few tours from bigger bands and see if we can put some bums in seats. That’s all we know right now, but it’s looking good.

MR: All right, well I expect to be able to get an interview with you on the next album as well. Is it going to be another thirty years?

TB: No, I’ll be in a box by then. [laughs]

MR: Only CD boxes allowed.

TB: The box set.

Transcribed By Galen Hawthorne

ADAM ZWIG’S “WAITING ON HEAVEN (TO MAKE A MOVE)”

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Singer-songwriter Adam Zwig’s forthcoming EP, Stones, Bones, and Skin on Conscious Records due out August 18th, is a hybrid of Americana, pop, rock, folk and world music over the course of five tracks. The EP includes the song “Waiting For Heaven (To Make A Move) (Remix),” which features a soaring orchestral arrangement. “This song is an orchestral version of the original tune that appeared on my album Visions Of The Shimmering Night,” Adam explains. “I wanted to try something totally different and get out of my comfort zone. And how do I do that? Take away guitars and drums!” He adds, “I sang with The Section Quartet–known for their gorgeously re-imagined tracks by Radiohead, Muse, Pink Floyd and others–backing me. My producer, David Bianco, had introduced us, and together we reworked the song in a completely new way that has such gravitas and feeling. The track is about those times when you aren’t in control of what’s happening and you have to find a way to adjust to fate, and wait for change.”


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