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Austin, Texas January 2018
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IN MY DREAM by Drew Villegan
In my dream, I am sitting on a white chair at a white table. The floor is white, as is the ceiling. I room I am in is a kitchen. Everything is white. The room is glowing, full of light. There is no sound. All is calm as if at rest. To my left a door opens. A man surrounded in white light steps into the room. He is holding a guitar. He is bathed in white light. It is Stevie Ray Vaughn. He pulls up a chair across from me at the table. He begins to play the guitar. Sweet music fills the room. It’s as if the all the angels are singing together. My spirit soars as I am carried along by the music. After a while, that felt timeless, he stopped playing. As we sat there across the white table, in the white room, bathed in white light he spoke these words to me. "Music is Love. Love leads to Understanding. Understanding leads to Compassion." Then he got up from the table, turned and walked out through the door. I woke up a short time later his words repeating in my head, "Music is Love. Love leads to Understanding. Understanding leads to Compassion."
Quote of the day: " If you want to see the biggest bunch of pathetic losers gathered together in one industry, you need look no further than main stream media" dv
The Truth About Popular Music
Mainstream archeologists claim that the Incas built Machu Picchu in the 15th-century.The citadel situated on a mountain ridge 7,970 ft (2,430metres) above sea level is located in the Cusco Region in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, 50 mi (80 kilometers ) northwest of Cuzco They couldn't be more wrong. The real builders of Machu Pichuu left a little clue as to who they were. The first picture shows a section of terraced mountain top. In the background, another mountain top. Picture two is rotated 90* to the left. Same picture rotated 90* to the left.
Click on the thumbnails starting with the picture on the left.
Austin, TX Bluesman Bill "Blue" Bushy passed on at the end of January. Bill was the vice president of the Austin Blues Society. He was a big supporter of the ABS Blues Jam which was held weekly at Antones night club, MCing the jams for the last five years or so, including the last couple of years at The Skylark Lounge, the best blues dive in town. Bill was an accomplished guitarist, performing at all blues venues here in Austin. he was also a friend of mine.
Dave Chappelle's recent appearance on SNL
Enemies of America and of all Freedom Loving Peoples of the World
Mainstream Media including but not limited to:
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, New York Times, Washington Post, TELEMUNDO and the BBC
These organizations broadcast lies and misinformation consisting of globalist propaganda on a continuing basis.
Absolutely zero credibility!
CRUSHING THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Take a trip with me back to the 1980's & 90's. I've posted a handful of juicy Band Videos to my DrewV page on Facebook.
Leddfinger - Instrumental Electric Guitar Music continues to be my best selling record on numerous download sites, including Itunes. Sales of CD's continues to be as popular as downloadable Mp3's.
To check out Leddfinger and hear some samples click on the album cover!
2016 marks the 52nd consecutive year that I have played the guitar. My beginning as a musician actually goes back two years to 1962 when I took up playing Tenor Sax in the Jr High School Band. My first gig on guitar before a live audience was in May of 1964. The auditorium was packed with all 5th through 8th graders for the first annual Warren JHS Talent show. My partner in Rock & Roll was a fellow classmate, drummer "Mouse" Drabecki.
The first song we played was a 1950's hit, RamRod. I played it on sax. The crowd was visibly agitated, spontaneously tapping their toes and snapping their fingers. The song was followed by a solid round of applause. I then switched to guitar. The song we played was the ( still) all time guitar / drum line aka, WIPE OUT. Within seconds of launching into that classic riff dah dah dah - dah dah dah - dah dah dah - dah dah..... the whole auditorium was on its' feet, clapping to the beat of the music. When we finished the song the roar of the crowd was deafening... the teachers were the judges and no, we didn't win the competition, that went to a rich kid named Mc Farland, who played some crap on coronet!....
In celebration of 5 Decades of making music on guitar, I will be releasing various videos and music tracks from times before. The first video is from 1993 recorded live on location at "Dance Across Texas, a ten thousand square foot Country Music nightclub that reigned supreme in the early 1990's breaking such acts as, Brooks & Dunn, Pam Tillis, Jon Anderson, Selena and more. The song is a Hank Williams Jr cut entitled, "Good Friends Good Whiskey & Good Lovin'.
Click Here To Watch
Quote of the day:
"Sex is good for you and censorship is bad for you." Frank Zappa on CBS' Nightwatch August 25, 1985 debating Candy Stroud over proposed censorship of rock music lyrics.
Here's a link to the youtube video
Agri-chem Profiteers Hall of Shame
Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Bayer, Dow and DuPont
"It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature!"
Old Quotes - Good Quotes
Regarding Mexican drug cartels use of US banks to launder and wash cash:
"These criminal empires have no choice but to use the global banking system to finance their businesses, Mexican Senator Felipe Gonzalez says."
"The only thing politicians love more than spending your money is taking more of it" - Dr. Ron Paul Texas, USA
“You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future; not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world: It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace.”
Rod Sterling, The Obsolete Man.
"I do not know
with what weapons world war three will be fought, but world war four will be
fought with sticks and stones."
The song / video soundtrack "George Harrison-A Tribute" from my 2002 CD, Transparent, continued to hold the # 9 chart position on the Classic Rock Top 40 Charts at Museeks.com , even as the website recently went offline. George Harrison-A Tribute held the # 9 position from December of 2010 until February of 2012. In November of 2009 the song was at #17, and steadily worked its way up the charts. Museeks.com was a web based music site offering free streaming audio as well as purchase options for CDs and mp3s and artist website linkups.. Museeks.com had been around for over 10 years featuring a wide variety of styles of music from established labels as well as independent artists and carried over 1.5 million songs and 200,000 major and indie label CDs/videos .
Here' are some Pictures from The Austin Blues Society's Monday Night Jam Session at Antone's in downtown Austin, Tx.
click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture.
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. Here's a picture of noted Blues pianist, Pinetop Perkins and me at Antones
My latest recording is titled EQUATORIA and features eight new songs, including three new guitar driven instrumentals, a fresh hot blues number, Cryin' Won't Stop The Rain and my personal interpretation of two of JIMI HENDRIX’S most powerful compositions, PURPLE HAZE and VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)). Equatoria is available at digital download sites like CD BABY,
Itunes, Amazon and elsewhere.
click on the poster to go to CdBaby.com to buy or read more about Equatoria!
Available through Itunes.com in the following newly added countries and territories:
Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Malta Poland Romania Slovakia and Slovenia
And, as always, available at: iTunes-USA as well as iTunes-Europe Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg The Netherlands Norway
Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland
iTunes-Japan iTunes-Canada iTunes-Australia and iTunes-NewZealand
Individual tracks can be downloaded for less than a buck!
Listen to a few songs here
CD artwork included with album download!
EQUATORIA / Rocking House Records
Quote of the Minute:
“The Obama administration and its enablers have established, legitimized, and normalized a national security state apparatus that removes any doubt that domestic policing is a prelude to a totalitarian police state.”—American Civil Liberties Union
QUOTE OF THE MOMENT
The 2010 Xmas video has moved to my VIDEO PAGE. It can also be viewed on youtube at "drewswebsite".
George Harrison A Tribute Video!
Ever wonder why the world is so screwed up? Listen to the following audio clip by John F Kennedy, the last truly elected President of the United States. Not long after this speech JFK was murdered in broad daylight in Dallas TX. ( No, it wasn't Lee Harvey Oswald who murdered JFK.)
JFK on Reality
PINETOP PERKINS DIES AGE 97
Click on the following link for more info.
Music Man, a new record release by Austin, Texas Roots / Americana singer / songwriter Jim Keaveny hits # 11 on "Roots Music Report. "The Alternate Root" compares Jim Keaveny favorably with the likes of Texas own Townes Van Zandt, as well as, Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Jim is currently on a US Tour and will be taking his enlivening style of American Roots Music to several European Countries including Holland, Belgium and England.
Music Man was recorded in Austin at Pearlygates A/V Production Suite by me, DrewV!.
To listen and read more click on the pik!
On November 14th and 15th, 2008, the song, "Back From The Warzone" from the record "Leddfinger- Instrumental Electric Guitar Music" was featured in the dance production, "Dancers At Work", which took place in the 200-seat Great Hall at Marymount Manhattan College in Manhattan. Vanessa Gale performed her original dance routine to Back From The Warzone a total of three performances during the two night premier.
QUOTE FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
" Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it. " JOHN LENNON
Around 1998 here in Austin, TX, I started noticing persistent trails left by jets in the sky above me. I noticed that unlike normal jet contrails which only happened occasionally and lasted only a brief time, these trails not only stretched out across the sky from horizon to horizon, they spread out forming dense overcast conditions. Finally in 2007 I shot a video of what I was seeing. The video has been viewed to date by 205, 420 people and is called
The following video is a serious attempt to expose the true nature of CHEMTRAILS
WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT CHEMTRAILS
New Feature !!
"Greed is not a problem in modern times, it's a pandemic." dv/2008
Please note: I have moved most of the past marquees to a new page in an attempt to make this page a little leaner & cleaner. To flash back please.....
HOT TOPIC VIDEOS
Buddy Miles cut loose with an ALL - STAR BLUES lineup recently at La Zona Rosa here in Austin. Malford Milligan...Tommy Shannon , APACHES FROM PARIS guitarist, PHIL BROWN, ROCKY ATHAS / LARRY SAMFORD, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, VAN WILKES and many more were onstage gettin' down with it!!
new videos on youtube.
CHEMTRAILS II AUSTIN, TEXAS SUMMER 2007
CHEMTRAILS III SUMMER 2007
A new CD release by SHAND WALTON, titled "ON THE BEND" showcases the multi- instrumentalist, singer songwriter captured LIVE IN THE STUDIO... more info coming soon.
Michael Wilder of the band "The Road To Recovery" has just returned to Austin after a highly successful East Coast tour. Read and hear more by following the links below.
Michael "MOJO" Wilder has embarked on a tour of the East Coast. He recently recorded a new Live in the studio CD, " The Road To Recovery" with fellow Austin musicians: Kip Savage / lead acoustic guitar, Ryan Adams / mandolin, Shand Walton / banjo , Alexandra Landeros / fiddle, and Jim Keaveny / electric bass guitar.
True to form, ZZ TOP UNLEASHED A FLURRY TASTEFUL TEXAS TONES during 2 nights of sold out shows at the Backyard in Austin... Always known for most excellent staging, this tour is no exception. No less than 32 Vari -lights, mic stands that light up like giant glo- sticks and what appeared to be a laser cannon firing off chunks of violet laser light set to a lean and mean amp / drums set up. This show is SMOKING HOT down to BILLY G'S CUBAN CIGAR!!! This "little old band from Texas" ,DOES IT RIGHT !!!
For Immediate Release:
DrewV releases 2 new CD's
"Humpty Dumpty " and "Leddfinger - Instrumental Electric Guitar Music" are available for preview and purchase locally at Waterloo Reecords on S. Lamar and online at:
Humpty Dumpty www.cdbaby.com/drewv
Leddfinger - Instrumental Electric Guitar Music www.cdbaby.com/drewv2
New Video, just released...Massive aerial spray operation in US Skies! Follow the link.Hot Off The Press... Vancouver, BC musician / video artist Dee Long has had his video Mad Magazine picked up by, you guessed it, Mad Magazine!! The video is featured on Mad's Myspace webpage. Click the following link to check it out! Dee Long
Solo Artist BUDDY MILES, also known for the outstanding work he did with the late JIMMY HENDRIX played NYEve at the new blues headquarters on Sixth Street, NUNO'S. A surprise guest, the one and only PINETOP PERKINS, rattled the ivories for the extreme delight of a packed New Years Eve audience. Up and comers, the CARSON ALEXANDER BAND provided the rest of the line up, solidly nailing the vibe of these 2 MUSICAL GIANTS!!
Thanks for checking out Drewswebsite.com. Here you will find a vast array of mp3's / music videos / political comment / satire /and comedy. Information and links to Independent Texas Music, various shows and happenings around Austin and more! My 3 music videos are now also posted on Google Video. Click on the video title to go watch them now.
The Shapes Of Things
Live In The Future
George Harrison - A Tribute
Bo Diddley was in Austin recently for a show at the Paramount Theater. His show was upbeat and lively despite a recent back operation and the loss of some toes to diabetes. He had his trademark square red guitar and led the audience through a resounding "HEY BO DIDDLEY" call/ answer session. He also sang a new tune called "Wake Up America". Who would of thought that he would have such insight into current affairs...Thank You Bo Diddley!
Three new videos have been added to the RibTicklinVideo website. An early computer video called 9 Coronas, kind of a weird Al Yankovitch kind of thing and just out from The Jon Stewart Show, "What Is Bushs' Job?". And OVER THE TOP early JIM CAREY as FIRE MARSHALL BILL !!! TOO MUCH FUN....
Be sure and check out my latest Reality video called Old School - Show Me The Money. Shot live in Austin, Tx in November 2006. Very Funny Stuff!!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW
I've consolidated all the 911/ political stuff including an awesome video on the attack of the twin towers, to a new page. To check it out click on 911 INSIDE JOB
UPDATE: Chase Bank has pulled their "All You Need Is Love" TV ad!! We did it !! We pressured their lame asses into removing the commercial and stopped the exploitation...Pat yourself on the back if you stood up and emailed your objections to the crude ad campaign.... POWER TO THE PEOPLE !
View the Chase Bank info page HERE
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SIN CITY / DEE LONG / THE BONGODOGS / FRANK ZAPPA / WAYNE "THE HARP" CEBALLOS
FOR THE LATEST INFO ON:
Del Castillo //CANADIAN DEE LONG & MORE CLICK
MORE MUSIC NEWS
Rockinghouserecords.com is still up and running, featuring music by Independent Texas Musicians. The website is undergoing a bit of a facelift, as well as adding NEW RELEASES from Austin guitarist Michael Skinner and Vancouver musician DEE LONG.
My web host went crazy and doubled my web space for the same price. As a result, I went crazy and added some of my favorite video humor! What I think is funny and what you think is funny might be two different things, but if this new page of OVER THE TOP VIDEO HUMOR doesn't tickle your funny bone you are probably a politician or a control freak or both!
Crack up to videos by: Dave Chappell, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, Will Sasso as Kenny Rodgers In "Jackass" , Stephanie Wier as "Dot", Michael Mc Donald as "Stuart" and much, much more!
To check it out now,
"That little ol' band from Texas"
Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Concert in Dallas, Texas.
Austin's #1 Latin Rock Band
Del Castillo - Live In Austin, Texas
AUSTIN BLUES ROCK LEGENDS
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Live from Austin, TX!
RURAL TEXAS BLUES JAM
The Blues From Hanger 1
turn up the sound and click the RMV logo!
MP3. com is now web history. George Harrison.... Read more
Live In The Future video continues to air in San Antonio.... Read more
Shapes Of Things, featuring DrewV... Read More
All of the CD's featured here and on the Rocking House Records website, including video CD's are available for purchase, directly from the artist.
To check out any or all of these videos go to the video page now
If you experience difficulties downloading and viewing the videos email:
Artists interested in getting a free listing on the Rocking House Records website, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Please put RHR in the subject bar
For more details about Rocking House Records: Click Here
The music and videos are formatted in both real audio and mpeg files. If you don't already have one, you can get a free Real Player at:: WWW.REAL.COM
My first CD, "Martian Sunrise"... Read More
Following Martian Sunrise I wrote, recorded and released the CD,
" Transparent " "
My initial inspiration for writing Transparent was .... Read More
George Harrison- A Tribute/ Old World Thing New World Game and Primal Fires finished at #1/ #2/ #3 songs on the MP3.com Pop & Rock Austin music charts. (12/02/03)
Also I'd like to thank my newest visitors from Andorra, as well as returning friends from Botswana, Algeria and Indonesia, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Belarus, The Palestinian Territories, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal and the Russian Federation Djibouti Singapore, Hong Kong , Laos, India, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Peru, Great Britain, ICELAND, Cyprus, FINLAND, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Malta, Guam, Gibraltar, Iceland, Bangladesh, Latvia, El Salvador, Pakistan, Algeria, Puerto Rico, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Cyprus, Azerbaidjan, Bolivia, Guatemala, Tunisia, New Caledonia, Colombia, BULGARIA, INDONESIA, BOSNIA, HERZEGOVINA, THAILAND, SAN MARINO, THE EU, SOUTH AFRICA, TRINIDAD, TOBAGO, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, COSTA RICA, URUGUAY, TUVALU , IRELAND, CROATIA (HRVATSKA), OMAN, COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND , THE PHILIPPINES, QATAR, MAURITIUS, LUXEMBOURG, MOROCCO, ROMANIA, NIUE, FINLAND, ESTONIA, SPAIN, CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, BRAZIL, THE CZECH REPUBLIC , MEXICO, JAPAN, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AUSTRALIA, ISRAEL, SEYCHELLES, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, CHILE, SOUTH KOREA, MALAYSIA, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AFRICA, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, POLAND, ITALY, ARGENTINA, AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, CHINA, COLUMBIA, GERMANY, GREECE, PORTUGAL, TAIWAN, NORWAY, DENMARK, THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC, THE US MILITARY, THE US GOVERNMENT, THE US EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM and of course, the many fine folks from the THE GOOD OLD USA for checking out my main home on the web !
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