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Greg Piper's "I Wish You'd Love Me" Syncs Up Perfectly To The Wizard Of Oz

"I didn't believe it when I first saw it!"... Greg Piper

I WISH YOU'D LOVE ME

(Syncs up to 'The Wizard Of Oz')
G. PIPER - HEARSEE, BMI

Greg Piper of The Tooners - California Institute Of Abnormalarts - 420 Party - I'VE SEEN LOVE IN MY DREAMS

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners - Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts - 420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

GREG
:
Yeah, we’ve were together a long time. The band + I have this artistic self expression thing but Chuck just loves the music.

CHUCK: 

Ah, actually, I hang with you guys for the babes. You know, the sloppy seconds, or sloppy thirds, or disgusting fourths or nauseating fifths.

Greg: 

I guess every artist has his muse and I  suppose we are all just hopeless romantics.
Song written while in a spiritual frame of mind with reflections of the teachings my Dad turned me on to.


I'VE SEEN LOVE IN MY DREAMS

There's something going on inside my mind I don't know what you see.
There's something going on inside my mind is it real or just fantasy.
Where love and amity abound blythe spirits humming hallowed sounds.
Sweet music just to hear the sound in the realm from which my soul belongs.

I've seen love in my dreams.

There's something going on that's so divine I wonder what you see.
There's loving going on that's yours & mine we can share this reality.
Where lonliness & death aren't real, imagine never having fear.
An omniscient voice within can heal in the minds of those who long to hear.

In my dreams so many visions.
In my dreams love never sleeps.

There's something going on within our minds I know someday we'll see.
There's nothing going on without our minds on our road to eternity.

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners - Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts
420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Rock N Roll Rehab: Neo-Classic Alternative Underground Theater

Rock & Roll Rehab is an organization for those who have wasted their lives chasing the Rock & Roll dream and are part of an ever growing community of talented wannabes and show business failures.

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Greg Piper of The Tooners are satirists/artists chronicling the end of Marijuana Prohibition by illustrating how getting high changes the way you think and how it allows you to think.

2016 is an election year and to some that means the opportunity to vote for legalized marijuana in their state. With pot in the air, in more ways than one, some old faces from what some think of as the heyday of marijuana culture are re-emerging.

Greg Piper of The Tooners, The Tooners, rocktoons, 420 Party Entertainment, sex drugs and rock n roll, Rock N Roll Rehab, Jammin Lyrics, Neal Warner, Greg Piper, satirist, artists, cartoonist, animation, marijuana, I'm High, Pot, weed, grass, psychedelic, Rocktasia, Papercuts, Pizza Fella Calendar and Comics, Comix, Rock N Roll Rehab, Ripped, Womanizer, Unsigned Records Multimedia, It doesn't get any weirder than this.

Greg Piper of The Tooners - California Institute Of Abnormalarts - 420 Party - I'M GROWING AWAY FROM YOU

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners - Rock N Roll Rehab

California Institute Of Abnormalarts
420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

It used to be you had to be an athlete or a movie star to get girls, but along came The Beatles and play guitar or bass or drums or sing and you’re rollin’ in groupies, or they’re rollin’ on you. Womanizer lived up to its name and we had had a lot of fun but eventually the guys in the band all got married and our wives made us change the name. We changed from Womanizer to The Tooners about the same time we changed our phone numbers and addresses...

Originally written for a neighbor's teenage garage band, it's a song about peer pressure and independence.
 
I'M GROWING AWAY FROM YOU
When we were young you always loved to dare.
You’d take a bet anytime, anywhere.
It’s not that you had a needed to win.
The risk of losin’ was what the thrill was in.

I’m growing away from you.
And you don’t know what to do with me.

You take my hand then you run into the street.
Expecting me to tag along at your feet.
I may pull you back or I’ll just let you go.
I’ll walk by your side but I do not follow.

You’re a comet in the night, I’ll still see morning’s light.

I’m growing away from you.
And you don’t know what to do with me.

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners - Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts
420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Rock N Roll Rehab: Neo-Classic Alternative Underground Theater

Rock & Roll Rehab is an organization for those who have wasted their lives chasing the Rock & Roll dream and are part of an ever growing community of talented wannabes and show business failures.

CIA - The California Institute of Abnormalarts
The ultimate FreakShow experience... CIA is a venue for the best of the underground featuring art, music, magic, puppetry and independent film.

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Greg Piper of The Tooners are satirists/artists chronicling the end of Marijuana Prohibition by illustrating how getting high changes the way you think and how it allows you to think.

2016 is an election year and to some that means the opportunity to vote for legalized marijuana in their state. With pot in the air, in more ways than one, some old faces from what some think of as the heyday of marijuana culture are re-emerging.

Greg Piper of The Tooners, The Tooners, rocktoons, 420 Party Entertainment, sex drugs and rock n roll, Rock N Roll Rehab, Jammin Lyrics, Neal Warner, Greg Piper, satirist, artists, cartoonist, animation, marijuana, I'm High, Pot, weed, grass, psychedelic, Rocktasia, Papercuts, Pizza Fella Calendar and Comics, Comix, Rock N Roll Rehab, Ripped, Womanizer, Unsigned Records Multimedia, It doesn't get any weirder than this.

California Institute Of Abnormalarts - Greg Piper of The Tooners - Sexist

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners
Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts
420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL scroll across the screen. SEX returns to center screen.
GREG

Sex, drugs and rock and roll. Notice how  the sex part comes first? Getting girls and not having to get a job is why guys like me got into rock and roll to begin with. In fact, to get our point across, when we started out in the Eighties we were originally called WOMANIZER.

Kurt Loder introduces PaperCuts Magazine, Womanizer and their song, SEXIST.


SEXIST
Of all the girls I know, I like you
And all the girls I know like me too
And all the girls I know still come to me
Night after night I dream of how it used to be

With Kimberly, Darlene, Stefany, Charlene, Marylou, Valerie, Betty Sue ...
You mean so much to me
Of all the girls I know, I'll never meet
And all the girls I know will pass me on the street
And all the girls I know never will know me
Night after night you look like them in my fantasy ...

I love you Kimberly, Darlene, Stefany, Charlene, Marylou, Valerie, Betty Sue ...
You mean so much to me

I bought her in a magazine
Read her quotes and the editor's notes
I kissed her on my TV screen
And dreamed about how she put out for me ... for me...

Like Kimberly, Darlene, Stephany, Charlene, Marylou, Valerie, Betty Sue ...
You mean so much to me
Words + Music by Neal Warner

Rock & Roll Rehab is an organization for those who have wasted their lives chasing the Rock & Roll dream and are part of an ever growing community of talented wannabes and show business failures.

Rock N Roll Rehab: Neo-Classic Alternative Underground Theater
Never Have Never Will
Sexist
I'm Growing Wy From You
I've Seen Love In My Dreams (Fully Animated Music Video)
I Wish You'd Love Me (The Wizard Of Oz Has Become The Ultimate Rock Video … "Tripping Down The Yellow Brick Road.")
I'm High (Psychedellic Music Video)
Mass Murder Man (Award Winning Music Video)
Seance (Fully Animated Music Video)

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Greg Piper of The Tooners are satirists/artists chronicling the end of Marijuana Prohibition by illustrating how getting high changes the way you think and how it allows you to think.

2016 is an election year and to some that means the opportunity to vote for legalized marijuana in their state. With pot in the air, in more ways than one, some old faces from what some think of as the heyday of marijuana culture are re-emerging.

Greg Piper of The Tooners, The Tooners, rocktoons, 420 Party Entertainment, sex drugs and rock n roll, Rock N Roll Rehab, Jammin Lyrics, Neal Warner, Greg Piper, satirist, artists, cartoonist, animation, marijuana, I'm High, Pot, weed, grass, psychedelic, Rocktasia, Papercuts, Pizza Fella Calendar and Comics, Comix, Rock N Roll Rehab, Ripped, Womanizer, Unsigned Records Multimedia, It doesn't get any weirder than this.

Greg Piper of The Tooners @ California Institute Of Abnormalarts - Never Have Never Will

Rock & Roll Rehab is an organization for those who have wasted their lives chasing the Rock & Roll dream and are part of an ever growing community of talented wannabes and show business failures.


California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners
Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
420 Party - April 20, 2016

ANNOUNCER
Is rock & roll ruining your life? Maybe it's time to join Rock & Roll Rehab.  Part of our patented twelve step Rock and Roll Rehab program involves hearing the sad, sometimes tragic testimonies of individuals just like yourselves... rock and roll fans.  This poor soul I'm about to introduce to you has wasted what could have been a happy and successful career in the law or medicine or rocket science, well, probably not any of those fields, but something respectable, if not for the insidious rock and roll bug that bit him while still only a child. So now I'll let him tell you his own true, tragic story. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. GREG Piper and The Tooners.

GREG
Hi, I’m Greg and I’m a rockaholic.

Never Have Never Will
(Words + Music by Neal Warner)

All my life I thought I'd make it big
But I Never Have and I Never Will
All I need is a paying gig
But I Never Have and I Never Will

Never Have and Never Will, Never Have and Never Will

And by now I guess that I still
But I Never Have and I Never Will

Never Have and Never Will, Never Have and Never Will

But I still want to
What should I do?  What should I do?
To make you see, you gotta let me ROCK!

All my life I thought I'd reach the top
But I Never Have and I Never Will
And now my wife says it's time I stop
But I Never Have and I Never Will

Never Have and Never Will

California Institute Of Abnormalarts presents Greg Piper of The Tooners
Rock N Roll Rehab
California Institute Of Abnormalarts
420 Party - April 20, 2016
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601


Rock N Roll Rehab: Neo-Classic Alternative Underground Theater

CIA - The California Institute of Abnormalarts
The ultimate FreakShow experience... CIA is a venue for the best of the underground featuring art, music, magic, puppetry and independent film.

It Doesn't Get Any Weirder Than This North Hollywood Spot
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Greg Piper of The Tooners are satirists/artists chronicling the end of Marijuana Prohibition by illustrating how getting high changes the way you think and how it allows you to think.

2016 is an election year and to some that means the opportunity to vote for legalized marijuana in their state. With pot in the air, in more ways than one, some old faces from what some think of as the heyday of marijuana culture are re-emerging.

Greg Piper of The Tooners, The Tooners, rocktoons, 420 Party Entertainment, sex drugs and rock n roll, Rock N Roll Rehab, Jammin Lyrics, Neal Warner, Greg Piper, satirist, artists, cartoonist, animation, marijuana, I'm High, Pot, weed, grass, psychedelic, Rocktasia, Papercuts, Pizza Fella Calendar and Comics, Comix, Rock N Roll Rehab, Ripped, Womanizer, Unsigned Records Multimedia, It doesn't get any weirder than this.

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ABNORMAL ARTS • GREG PIPER ON 4/20


Greg Piper has toured the world extensively since 1988 performing before millions with his various BEATLEMANIA and JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE SHOWS.  But, his life long dream has always been to succeed with his own music... ROCK N ROLL REHAB is that DREAM COME TRUE!
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COMMENTS FROM KLOS HIT SHOW IN LOS ANGELES:  HEIDI + FRANK
 Eric: Greg - It was awesome, Man!

Frank - "It sounds like you love what you do!  It started with 'So Stoned I Can't Feel My Eyes!'  I'm With You, Man, I'm with you!  And then. 'The Floor's Never Looked This Close'.  I like the premise of the song.  I have been there before.  You probably shouldn't have got that high. But you did.  It's fun!"

Glen (caller): "They sound like Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Paulene (caller): "We were just smoking a bowl and we started chocking to death . . . "

Jay (caller):  Oh, I loved it!
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2016 Pizza Fella comics 420 calendar

Pizza Fella has returned from the Golden Age of Underground Comix to experience life in the age of Medical Marijuana and legalized cannabis. Get a whole year's worth of highs with the 2016 Pizza Fella comics calendar here.  MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

The Return Of Pizza Fella

The first Pizza Fella comic was published in the premiere issue of L.A. Comics in 1971 and continued as a regular feature in the tabloid comics newspapers Two Bit Comics and Okay Comics until 1974 making it part of the Golden Age of Underground Comix (1967 - 1974).

Pizza Fella was a teenage delivery boy for a pizzeria in Los Angeles and his job allowed him to have adventures and meet new people in the marijuana counter culture of the early 1970s.

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An original Pizza Fella comic from the Golden Age Of Underground Comix (circa 1972)


Now he’s back to experience a new drug culture in the age of legalized cannabis and medical marijuana. He’s a bit older as medical marijuana is still illegal to minors and no longer breaking the law but he’s as big a pothead as ever.

Touches of the underground comix style of the original comic of the Seventies has been retained but gone are the foul language and seedier elements of the drug culture as now the people he meets that use marijuana could just as easily be older cancer patients or suburban housewives than hippies or urban drug dealers.

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Pizza Fella has returned to help chronicle a very interesting time period of changing attitudes and the social experiment that is the new Legalized Cannabis movement.

Created by cartoonist/animator Neal Warner while still in high school in the San Fernando Valley, Pizza Fella’s popularity at the time led directly to a job with legendary animation producer Ralph Bakshi whose first animated feature was Fritz The Cat, based on the underground comic book by Robert Crumb. This led to a lengthy career in the Animation Industry which included The Heavy Metal Movie, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Rugrats, Ducktails and many other television series and animated feature films.

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It’s not the growing legalized marijuana movement that inspired the return of Pizza Fella but the boom in both online and print media that the movement has created. The Alternative Press as well as what some may perceive as the return of the “Underground Press” has created an opportunity for a new breed of comic character, or in the case of Pizza Fella, the updating of a classic.

The new Pizza Fella comics are created as full color, three-quarter tabloid page size intended for weekly publications as daily papers such as The L.A. Times are probably not going to be publishing marijuana themed comic strips any time soon.

The new Pizza Fella 2016 Calendar can be purchased online at: 2016 Pizza Fella Calendar

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Attack of the Space Apaches

I just received a CD from a new band called Space Apaches. The CD is titled Smile. I mention this because they must know me well enough to know what I like because this is the kind of Hippie, boogie Rock that takes me back. If they're any doubt I'm in a nostalgic mood see my posts below. This CD also takes me back to 1971.

Worst CD cover ever. They don't sound anything like this cover would make you think. Thank God.

The Space Apaches are (Space Apache is?): Andrew Reed on guitar and vocals, Tom Leiner on guitar, Rob Geisler on bass, Aaron Price on keyboards and Jim Arrendell on drums. Andrew Reed wrote all the original songs except for "I Am The Six O'Clock News" Which was written by Larry Norman. They describe their sound as a "Psychedelic Eagles".

Their press kit says they're Asheville, North Carolina studio session players which saddens me since that means there is a good chance these guys may never play together live. I sort of guessed they were a studio band since the CD has a pristine yet lush and heavy sound with special mention having to go to mix engineer Jim Georgeson.

Let's take a closer look at Space Apaches on a track by track basis:


Entry - Very much the kind of instrumental intro piece that Boston likes to use which segues into the first actual song, 

Sunrise -  Dense production with organic sounding instrumentation, i.e. fuzztone lead rock guitar and Hammond B3 organ with synth washes. Haven’t heard The Eagles yet though.

In My Mind – Acoustic guitars. This track kind of reminds me of the theme song to the TV show Sons Of Anarchy. Roadhouse Rock & Roll. Crisp, clean lead vocals and a smoking hard rock lead solo.

Empty -  First song with a Country feel.  Mid tempo, this must be what the Eagles referenced referred to. I appreciate a nice stereo separation on records but the rather dry , upfront, lead vocal works on this quasi-ballad but on the other songs the vocal seems a little too in your face. A little farther back in the mix would have put the vocal into the band instead of in the sound booth with the Producer and Engineer. That’s a matter of taste of course and others might appreciate the very clean, clear (dry) vocal. I keep referring to the voice as the “lead” vocal but so far it’s been the only vocal. How can I relate the Space Apaches to The Eagles without any harmonies or even backup vocals on the choruses?

Smokin’ Voyages - Pretty, spacey (is this the psychedelic part?) mid-tempo rocker. Some Doors’ “Riders On The Storm” style electric piano.

I Am The Six O’Clock News – More of the same, which isn’t bad. A mid-tempo rocker with a heavy guitar riff and an attitude. This one seems to have a bit of a political statement and jams out at the end.

Breakin’ The Ice – Driving bass line anchors this instrumental. This brings to mind Spinal Tap’s Jazz Odyssey and the Fusion bands of the Seventies. I also appreciate a band that includes an instrumental, another aspect of a bygone age and deeply missed.

Smile – Hippie Rock & Roll. I could hear this as the song the band plays at the free concert in the park when they make a movie out of my book The Haight* (shameless self promotion). Great organ solo, in fact this CD has a lot of great solos which is something I’ve been missing in music for about twenty years now. How sad that when a band shows exceptional musicianship it risks making them sound dated.

Just Dropped In – On the other hand, if a band records a remake of the old Kenny Rogers and the First Edition song “I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In” then they’ve only themselves to blame for being labeled dated. This is a very close remake to the original and as such it’s the first song to have backup vocals and harmonies. Unfortunately, if I was an A & R guy I’d probably pick this as the single which would be unfortunate as it is much more representative of The First Edition than it is of Space Apaches.

I’m On My Way To Feeling Fine -  This tune has the kind of barroom piano and female chorus backup vocals that once again recalls some of the great old hippie music of acts like Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks or Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.

A Song For The Rest Of My Life – Okay, what’s with the CD cover? These guys just have to have beards, mustaches and hair down to their waists. The CD absolutely reeks of Patchouli. Oh no! Not a double lead guitar solo?! Now I’ve heard everything (that I used to hear in my college dorm record collection).

Just kidding, I never lived in a dorm.

Love Should Come Easy – Good time, Boogie Rock & Roll. I’m beginning to think these guys are probably more my age than new at this game. They’re too good.

Maybe – This is probably the most pop sounding song on the Space Apaches’ CD. It’s a mostly piano mid-tempo with the most elaborate lead vocal production yet. Radio ready but not what you’d expect from the rest of the album.

Ghost Riders In The Sky – Their second cover tune and a legitimate Country song this version sounds like it could be the B Side ( B Side? How old am I?) of their version of “ I Just Dropped In”. Not nearly as close to the previous versions of this song as their version of “I Just Dropped In” is to Kenny Rogers’ version but psychedelic enough to make a good pair of tunes. Again, that single would not be indicative of Space Apaches basic style or even what they do best but the overall production of these two tunes clearly mark them as radio material.


 Check them out at:

https://soundcloud.com/space-apaches/sets/smokin-voyages/s-2Tgxk