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How to Be Famous! Part 1

Want to be Famous? It’s easy—to be famous, USE only ONE NAME!
It has worked well for Sting, Bono, and those below.

(and please submit edits ,corrections or additions to this list by Posting a comment below). Thanks 🙂

Name Notoriety *Real Name
Gaga (Lady) Singer-Fashionista Stefani Joanne Germanotta
Fabio drum and bass DJ Fitzroy Heslop
Byork Islandic Singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Plato Philosopher *
Gabriel Gatekeeper Angel Gabriel
Nero Fiddler Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
AKA Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Socrates History Teacher *
Paul, Mark, Et Al Saint, Disciple *
Madonna Singer Madonna Ciccone
Cher Singer/Actress Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre
Enya Singer Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin
Sting Singer Gordon Sumner
Bono Singer/U2 Paul Hewson
Morris Advertising Morris Cat
Tut King Of Egypt Tutankhamen
T (Mr.) Wrestler, Actor Laurence Tureaud
Dumbo Elephant *
Zeus, Apollo, Athena, et al Greek Gods Pallas Athena
Jesus Son Of God *
Shankar Musician/Violin Lakshminorayana
George (Boy) Culture Club George Alan O’dowd
Yanni Musician Yiannis Chrysomallis
Slash Guitar/Guns’n Roses Saul Hudson
Donovan Singer Philips Leitch
Gallagher Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher
Tonto Sidekick/Lone Ranger *
Thuycides * No One Can Remember
Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Mighty-Mouse, Et Al Super Heroes Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Tony Stark
Lulu Singer Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Liberace Flaming Pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Hammer Rapper Mc Hammer
Vangelis Musician Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou
Barney Reincarnations Of *
Lucifer Satan *
Dracula Count, of Transylvania *
Goofy Goofiness *
Casper Being Friendly The Ghost
Piggy, Kermit, et al Sesame Street *
Prince Singer Prince Rogers Nelson
Popeye Spinach Advocate *
Bozo Clown *
Dante Author Dante Aligheri
Babe That’ll Do *

How to be Famous: Part 2

Do you REALLY want to be Famous? It’s easy: — USE TWO (or more) FIRST NAMES!
It has worked well for those below.

(and please submit edits ,corrections or additions to this list by Posting a comment below). Thanks 🙂

Name Notoriety *Real Name?
Steve Allen Tv Personality *
Woody Allen Director, Writer, Actor Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Tori Amos Singer/Songwriter Myra Ellen Amos
Eddie Arnold Actor *
Rosanne Arnold Tv *
Tom Arnold Tv *
Benidict Arnold Traitor *
Mohammed Ali Boxer *
William Blake Writer *
Jack Bruce Musician (Cream) *
Lenny Bruce Comedian, Satirist Leonard Alfred Schneider
John Candy Actor *
Juius & All Caesars Roman Caesars *
Sean Cassidy Canadian Illustrator *
Sean Cassidy Male Stripper *
Shaun Cassidy Writer/Actor/Producer *
Ray Charles Musician Ray Charles Robinson
Dick Clark First Dj *
Montgomery Clift Stage/Film Actor *
Jamie Lee Curtis Actress *
Tony Curtis Actor *
James Dean Actor *
Michael/Kirk Douglas Actors *
Bob Dylan Singer/Songwriter Robert Allen Zimmerman
Blake Edwards Producer *
Percy Faith Orchestra Leader *
Whitaker Forest Actor *
Anne Frank Diary *
Ben Franklin Statesman, Patriot *
Peter Gabriel Singer/Musician *
Carey Grant Actor *
Hugh Grant Actor *
Ulysses S. Grant 18Th Us President *
Paul Harvey Radio Commentator *
Peewee Herman Adventures *
Woody Herman Big Band Leader *
Buddy Holly 50’S Rocker *
Bob Hope Comedian *
Washington Irving Author *
Michael Jackson Pop Star *
Harry James Trumpeter, Band Leader *
Jessie James Outlaw *
Henry James 19Th Cent. Author *
Et Al James * *
Jerome Jerome English Author *
Billy Joel Pop Singer *
Elton John Pop Singer *
James Joyce Irish Author *
David Kelley Tv Writer/Producer *
All The Kennedys Politicians *
Clark Kent Superman *
Vacslav Klaus President Czech Rep. *
Bruce Lee Kung Fu Actor *
Peggy Lee Singer Norma Deloris Egstrom
Robert E. Lee General *
Other Lees * *
Huey Lewis Rock Musician Hugh Anthony Cregg II
Jerry Lewis Comic Actor Joseph Levitch
Juliet Lewis Tv Producer *
Juliette Lewis Rock Singer *
Richard Lewis (1) Politician *
Richard Lewis (2) Bishop *
Richard Lewis (3) Comedian *
Richard Lewis (4) Baseball Player *
Richard Lewis (5) Tenor *
Richard Lewis (6) Musician “Cass” *
Richard Lewis (7) Welsh Martyr *
Richard Lewis (8) Literary Critic *
Sherri Lewis “Lamb Chop” Ventriloq. *
Et Al Lewis * *
Richard Little Comedian *
Little Richard Wild Man Rock N’ Roll Richard Wayne Penniman
Christopher Lloyd Character Actor *
Harold Lloyd Silent Film Star
Martin Luther Early Protestor *
Marky Mark Musician/Actor Mark Wahlberg
Dean Martin Crooner Dino Paul Crocetti
Mary Martin Actress *
Steve Martin Actor *
Et Al Martins * *
James Mason English Actor *
Perry Mason Lawyer *
James Maxwell (1) Scottish Math/Physics *
James Maxwell (2) Tv Actor *
George Michael Pop Singer Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
George Mitchell (1-12) See En.Wikipedia.Org *
Elizabeth Montgomery Actress *
Philip Morris Smoker *
Sam Neil Actor *
Peter Parker Spiderman *
Jason Patric Actor *
Sandi Patty Christian Singer *
Simon Peter Apostle, Fisherman *
Sally Jesse Rafael Tv Talk Show *
James Earl Ray King Assassin *
Man Ray Photographer *
Pat Riley Basketball Coach *
Lionel Richie R&B Singer *
Christopher Robin Winnie The Pooh *
Axl Rose Bassist, Guns N’ Roses William Bruce Rose Jr.
Diana Ross Singer
Bertrand Russel Writer, Philosopher
Babe Ruth Baseball Player
Walter Scott (1) Novelist, Poet
Walter Scott (2) Singer
Molly Shannon Snl
Carly Simon Singer
Paul Simon Singer/Songwriter
Sirhan Sirhan Kennedy Assassin
Elizabeth Taylor Actress
James Taylor Singer
Mick Taylor Guitarist, R. Stones
Zachary Taylor 12Th Us President
Tiny Tim (1) Character Fr. Dickens
Tiny Tim (2) Musician Herbert Khaury
Clarence Thomas Supreme Ct. Justice
Dylan Thomas Poet
Sophie Tucker Singer, Comedian Sophia Kalish
Tanya Tucker C/W Singer
George Washington 1St Us President *
Jimmy Free and his 7-string violin

Jimmy Free and his 7-string violin

Jimmy Free creates dynamic spontaneous compositions with live looping of a custom-made 7 string violin.

He recorded his fourth CD, “Where Saints and Angels Tread” at Big Red in December. Compelling stuff.

Cary Ray took This Video of Jimmy Free playing and singing the lead-off track.  Jimmy Free on YouTube

The March, 2011 release will include a DVD of Jimmy playing in nature.
His website: Jimmy Free

 

2010 Projects at Big Red Studio

It was a busy year 2010 at Big Red!

• Eclectic folk-fusion ensemble Kendálin recorded their debut CD “Opening” Great original instrumentals! Kendalin

• Caleb Klauder’s new CD “Western Country,” CalebKlauder was recorded live in Spring, 2010 (with no separation, overdubs or headphones!) is presently #5 and climbing on the Roots Music Report.

• Amazing Irish Fiddler Brongaene Griffin just released “Three Colours Ginger” , Brongaene Griffin  features fiddling and poetry readings by Kevin Burke, guitar wizardry by Gerry O’Beirne, and contributions from several others.

• The modern bluegrass trio Wayward Vessel Wayward Vessel recorded their self titled CD at Big Red and are gigging regularly.

• Gypsy balladeer Spruce Baugher recorded and released his solo CD: “Ruby.”

• New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Jessey Lee Young, with Demy Andre, created a wonderful EP: “Sapphire Sky.” He made an iphone video looking out the studio windows while recording. You can see it and hear the tracks under The “Sapphire Sky Sessions” at: Jesse Lee Young-The Duo

• Flatpicking legend Dan Crary was in for a few sessions working on two projects for 2011 releases.

• Mistral, a multi-instrumental Portland-based trio plays and sings music from Breton, France featuring octave mandolin, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, accordian, fiddle, & more! Their just released CD: “Promontory” has the COOLEST, elegant graphics you’ll ever see, and as you open it up you’ll find that it is packaged in a brown paper lunch bag! Genius. Check them out at: Mistral website

•Singer-songwriters Rodolfo Lopez and Stella Garcia recorded their epic CD: “Brille Tu Luz” with full orchestral arrangements. We had a great time recording 10-piece string sections, 12-voice choirs, brass, guitars, vihuelas, and even concert harp. Some of the songs ran into 40+ tracks so the mixing was really fun.

• Jazz piano great Gordon Lee recorded his unique and original “This Path” CD on OA2 Records  with an all-star cast including two different rhythm sections: One with Dave Captein on bass & Carlton Jackson on drums, and the other with Kevin Deitz on bass, and Ron Steen on drums. It also has a duo cut with Cuban cajon master Miguel Bernal.

Tortune, a very talented Dad/daughter Duo won a day of recording at Big Red Studio by rising above the competition at the Thirsty Lion singer-songwriter showcase. And recorded some memorable tracks. Thirsty Lion Singer-Songwriter showcase

Anne Weiss CD release

Anne Weiss CD release

The mastering (final polish) for Anne Weiss’s new CD, “Concrete World and the Lover’s Dream”, was expertly done at Nick Moon’s new Tone Proper Mastering, and it sounds great!

Nick Moon and Big Red’s Billy Oskay were happy to attend Anne Weiss’s CD release concert, performed to a sold out audience April 26th at Portland’s Clinton Street Theater. She gathered almost all the musicians who played on her project and it was wonderful to hear the arrangements (carefully brought to focus in the studio) come alive!

Check out Anne’s website at: AnneWeiss.com

Tom May and Blue Roads Red Wine CD

Tom May and Blue Roads Red Wine CD

Tom May worked over the Winter with Billy Oskay at Big Red, recording, mixing and mastering his 13th CD (second at Big Red): “Blue Roads Red Wine.”

We usually do not profile artists who record at Big Red, but singer-songwriter Tom May is such an amazing human being that we felt compelled here to tell a bit about him.

Tom May, in addition to being a fine musician, is a radio personality, a writer, and a concert promoter. He is a gracious, caring person who treats all he meets with warmth and humor.

For over 20 years Tom has hosted the radio show “River City Folk” which is broadcast weekly to over 200 stations on the WFMT Fine Arts Radio Network.

Tom also created and promoted Winterfolk, one of the Northwest’s premier concerts that each year brings together some of the finest musicians from the folk tradition to raise money to support “Sisters of the Road Cafe.” Sisters of the Road Cafe.

Fall-Winter 2008 at Big Red

Fall-Winter 2008 at Big Red

Days grow shorter and the fog rolls in as Big Red stays busy tracking and mixing projects for Anne Weiss, HannaH’s Field, Tom May, Brian Hall, Rudy Lopez and OCP, Cam Newton, Philip Boulding, Johnny Martin, Shoehorn and Jody Peterson.

Clients often take breaks to enjoy the sights from the hill behind Big Red Studio and frequently see deer right outside the windows while recording.

Top photo: Sunrise at Mt. Hood as seen from hill behind Big Red

Foggy morn looking south from Big Red campus

Doe with her yearlings in the rain

HannaH’s Field Project

HannaH’s Field Project

October was filled with fun as we tracked the “gypsy reggae” sounds of HannaH’s Field. Singer-Songwriter HannaH and (hot on the Djembe) Andy A are the heart & soul of the group. Their CD: “Warriors of Love ” will be released in Spring 2008

HannaH’s Field were joined by friends singing choral parts on two cuts.

Website: HannaH’s Field

 

Andy A and HannaH, here with darbuka wizard Tarik Banzi

“Thank you for your patience, great ears & hard work! Look forward to the next time.”


Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:13:34+00:00

Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

“It is always a good time, capturing sound in a place that is so Amazing.”


Linda Vigil

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:23:08+00:00

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Linda Vigil

“Hey! Awesome sounds, great feeling recording at your wonderful facility!”


Graham Lear

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:07:42+00:00

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Graham Lear

“This place is a temple for music. Thank you.”


Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:25:34+00:00

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

“Thank you for your sensitivity and good sound. Great studio!”


Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:49+00:00

Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

Airto Moreira

“We are all smiling!! Amazing work, you are a genius.”


Pam Boulding

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:09+00:00

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Pam Boulding

“Billy Oskay you are truly one of the finest producers of acoustic music there is.”


John Doan

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:26:24+00:00

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

John Doan

“Unf**ingbelievable microphones! Thanks for the vibe, the sound, the great room & your ears”


Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:24:19+00:00

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Tom Bergeron

“Billy, you are a fine master of your art and it is a pleasure working with you.”


James Whiton

James Whiton

String Bassist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:28:21+00:00

James Whiton

String Bassist

James Whiton