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Press Release/For Immediate Release: Christmas Songwriting Contest

November 30, 2009



Attention Songwriters: Enter Your Original ‘Christmas Song’ and Win Exposure!

You have heard these words haven’t you: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire–Jack Frost nipping at your nose–Yuletide carols being sung by a choir–and folks dressed up like Eskimos” (It is Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song”). Or–what about: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas–It’s The Best Time Of The Year” (These words written by Actor/Folk Singer Burl Ives). Or — what about 13 year old Jimmy Boyd saying, “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause underneath the misseltoe last night” (Three weeks after Jimmy Boyd’s song was released it was No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, selling 2 million records in fewer than 10 weeks!).

“It is indeed the songwriter who makes the musical world go round” says Renee Ashey Baker. “Without the songwriter, Daryl Hall and John Oates would have been without words or music to their unforgettably enjoyable Christmas video ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock’. Right?”

Renee Ashley Baker (a Blogger/Photographer) is hosting this first national “Original Christmas Song’ songwriting contest because (a) She wants to help undiscoverd songwriters and (b) She wants to help undiscovered songwriters….

Renee says, “All of my favorite songwriters are, of course, the brilliant ones like Cole Porter, The Bergmans, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Daryl Hall, Dolly Parton etc etc etc….”

The winners of the “Original Christmas Song Songwriting Contest” will be selected by Renee Ashley Baker. All songs entered will remain the property of the songwriter/copyright holder. There is No entry fee. There is also No cash prize, No promise of publishng, and No recording contract offered. However, Renee has a popular Blog (“About Renee Ashley Baker On WordPress”) that is filled with 40 years of ‘rock music and pop music’. And–who knows when some web surfing ‘talent agent’ might click onto (and enjoy) Renee’s eclectic blogosphere meandersings….

How To Enter?
1. Open a MySpace account if you don’t already have one(You must be at least 17 years of age).
2. Upload to your MySpace Profile Page, a video of yourself singing/playing your ‘Original Christmas Song’.
3. Email the link to your ‘MySpace profile Page’ to: “Christmas Song Contest Entry” at Rbstudios @

Want More Information? Hurry–the contest closes December 15, 2009.
Visit: www

CONTACT: Renee Ashley Baker
Rbstudios @


Potpourri:Fine Art and Fine Living

August 18, 2009

The Film Mystique (Movies To See….Now)

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens (Drama) ….Starring jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore (411: About Park Avenue/Hamptons Socialites “Big and Lil Edie Bouvier”)

The Time Travelers Wife

“The Time Traveler’s Wife” (Love Story) Starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams (411: Produced by Brad Pitt)

District 9 the movie

“District 9” (Action) Starring Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope (411: Cost only $30 million to produce)

Brad Pitt starring in Inglorious Bastards

“Inglorious Bastards” (History) Starring Brad Pitt (411: It stars Brad Pitt!)

The Fever Dream Mystique (Now On Tour)

Hall and Oates

Roger Daltry

Now On Tour: Daryl Hall and John Oates, Roger Daltry, Depeche Mode, Jackson Browne, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.

The “Far Out ” Mystique

DVD Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and Love

DVD: Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and love (Now In Memory)

The Feminine Mystique

Model by DeSciose

DeSciose (of Denver)

Gilles Bensimon and model

Gilles Bensimon (of Paris )

photograph by Patrick Demarchelier

Patrick Demarchelier (of London)

Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton (of Germany)

Monte Carlo by Louis Icart

Louis Icart (of Monaco Monte Carlo)

The Fourth Estate Mystique

Helen Thomas

“Happy Birthday Helen” from Renee Ashley Baker

The Fluffy Estate Mystique

Leona Helmsley with Trouble

“Ruff Ruff” (or “Rip off! Rip off ! In dog language). Trouble, Leona Helmsley’s “pampered pooch” is suing (in court!) to get a bigger cut of the $136 million dollars left to him by hotel queen Leona Helmsley.

The Freedom Mystique

Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R Levin

“Liberty and Tyranny” by Mark Levin

The Floating Word Mystique

Rattle poetry magazine

“Rattle” by resident poet and editor in chief Alan Fox
(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside: “Hey, Mr. Fox, how about a real estate loan?”)

“The Fois Gras Mystique”

Pate de fois gras by Petrossian

Pate de Fois Gras by Petrossian (Renee Ashley Baker’s favorite snack–on toast).

The “That Far Away?” Mystique
New York by Zachwsu on Flickr

A second Exodus? Yup, out of New York City. “Why not?” says Scott Friedman of DAT Minyan Synagogue in Denver, Colorado. Friedman wants to incide a great western migration–Oregon Trail style–but Jewish. Check out Scott’s website at:

The Favorite Star Mystique

Mel Gibson 1

Mel Gibson 2

Mel Gibson 3

“I, Renee Ashley Baker, want to meet Mel Gibson. He is my absolute favorite star. But–I’m torn and I don’t know what to say to him. (Yes, I do wear glasses)….What I mean is, I feel as though it was I, Renee Ashley Baker, who somehow–via osmosis–put Mel with “Nurse Moore”. So–I’m sad about the “marriage” break up. On the other hand he is Mel Gibson–the “sexiest man alive” Mel Gibson! So–I’m running a contest: “What Should Renee Ashley Baker Say To Mel Gibson?” Should it be–
“I’m glad you got rid of her now you and I can be together?” Or….
“What do you think you’re doing getting rid of Robin–Batman?”….

Statement 1 or Statement 2….Which should it be? Serious or hilarious. (Although something tells me Mel Gibson would laugh –out loud– if either statement came out of me) ….

The public can mail their contest votes to: “What Should She Say To Gerard?” (at