Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

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The Damian Keyes Management Audition

A few weeks ago, I discovered Damian Keyes, (musician, teacher, manager, entrepreneur, author, online community leader, recent fiance’–mazel tov!–and social networking expert), on my Youtube feed.  His videos are inspirational lessons on the what-to-do’s and what-not-to-do’s in the music industry, and in particular, with marketing oneself online (an area in which I have struggled, and take the most interest).

I proceeded to purchase his debut book, “The Rule Breaker’s Guide To Social Media”, around the time he announced his new competition, offering to manage an act for six months to try to help them grow their career as an artist.  Above is my video submission for said contest…enjoy!

Though I am cautiously optimistic about my chances, I found the process of putting this all together (writing, and re-writing the script several times, editing, wife’s opinion, editing again, then shooting and editing the video by myself, wife’s opinion, and editing again), so helpful in just getting me to organize my thoughts about myself as an artist and showbusinessman–where I’m at, assets that I have, what I need to work on, etc., that I feel really good about championing Damian’s cause.  You can check him out here:  

damiankeyes.com

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Every Happiness (for Kumi)

I wrote this song for my amazing, beautiful wife, and performed it live at our intimate wedding, on November 21st, 2018.

It tells our story from my standpoint.

For our 1st Wedding Anniversary, I recorded the tune with the help of my friend Danny Weinkauf, at his Red Pants Studios, and pieced the video together myself, using footage I shot in the studio, as well as wedding footage by Paul Aleksinko from New York Style Video.

…enjoy!

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I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Buddy Holly and his music.  This tune,

“I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love” is the B-side to his 1957 hit, “That’ll Be The Day”…enjoy!

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Fifty Years After The Fair

I love Aimee Mann’s songwriting, and this track, written about The World’s Fair in my hometown, is not only meaningful to me, but also very catchy–much like all the music from “Whatever”, the album this track bounds from.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite records of all time.  Every song from this 1993 Jon Brion-produced gem is brilliant from start to finish…highly recommend…enjoy!

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“Too Much Bupkis” October 2019 Review

Bupkis has had tons of fun the moving into the autumn…

Here are some of the highlights from this past month…enjoy!

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October 31st – Happy Halloween Bupkis-Style! 🎃👻

October 23rd – The Bupkis Yiddish Lesson: “Tuchas”

October 21st – Celebrating “The Master of Horror”, Bela Lugosi’s Birthday!

October 9th – Happy Anniversary NBC!

October 6th – Bupkis celebrates the Anniversary of “The Jazz Singer”!

October 1st – Celebrating the Anniversary of Johnny Carson’s first “Tonight Show”!

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Hey, Good Lookin’

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October Gigsalad Reviews!

I am thrilled and gratified to share some great reviews from clients who booked me on Gigsalad.com, from Beatles singing telegrams to a commercial acting gig for Naadam Cashmere…check out my li’l “Gigsalad Reviews” theme song, above, and the reviews below…enjoy!

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Can’t Buy Me Love

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How Did “Too Much Bupkis” Come About?

Tom and Dave discuss the origins of their forthcoming short film project, “Too Much Bupkis”.

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