Tony Powers: Guestbook
January 14, 2011
You wrote my favourite Kiss song/recording. No kidding. How weird that I took me so long to look for you on the intetnet. I have to hear more of your music. Best wished, Bertil
September 16, 2010
I play your CD every time in the car. Each day I get deeper into the lyrics. You really are awsome. I really do hope to get to see you again after all these years. I was hoping to get to the city but it didnt work out. Stay in touch and be well
August 10, 2010
You, sir, are the bomb. I love reading how much your work is loved. It fills me with hope. P.
August 2, 2010
Remember the Present - Many's the Slip Twixt the Cup and the Lip!?!? Well, I was the singer and guitarist. I have been living in England for the past 10 years. Did you know that Many's the Slip was a big hit in the north of England in the 80's and is still played in some clubs? Our band continued to play and was an opening act for Van Morrison, The Young Rascals, Lovin' Spoonful, etc. One of the band members opened a recording studio in NYC and is still running it. Sounds like things have gone well for you. I still play in various bands and write. Maybe I'll have a chart topper!! Take care, Ron
August 1, 2010
Wow you look so hot.... after all these yeard do you remember me??????
Your long ago Bronx chick
June 6, 2010
Hi tony,I have a question for you.
It is yours the song "I Like This Kind Of Party"?
May 20, 2010
Hey Tony! You're Awesome! I love the song Odyssey!
January 13, 2010
was listening to the Lesley Gore Mercury Anthology (CD) and came across "All of My Life" which has always been one of my favorites.....made me curious about you , Tony. I had no idea how many great recordings you were responsible for. Wanted to let you know and say thanks.......great memories.
October 30, 2009
FOR YEARS I've played Powers to my friends.
They're weeping still
And nobody's moved.
October 16, 2009
Love your music Tony, keep up the awesome work...love one day to see you in concert.
October 14, 2009
Many thanks to NightFlight for making us acquainted with you. And now we can thanbk the web for getting reacquainted.
September 6, 2009
I'm still hangin in there....glad to see you are too!
September 5, 2009
I was just telling some of my friends about you the other day. I'm glad you're doing well. With Eric's gone now for so many years I find myself hanging out across the street at Elaine's. Oh well, we're all older now!
August 1, 2009
I saw this video shortly after I was born in 1982, and I never forgot it. One of the coolest and funniest songs/videos/experiences alive.
July 12, 2009
where can i donwload an mp3 of "don't nobody move..."? i've been jonesing for it since i left my vinyl collection in the US 15 years ago!
July 7, 2009
Hey Tony - Hit me with an email. I've got some questions for you about a book I'm writing. Cheers.
April 28, 2009
I have been a fan since the days of Night Flight, but over time my memory is faltering. I remember a film/video with a song in which you kept repeating the phrase "real estate". What is the name of this song and what LP is it on (if any). "Heist" has always been a favorite of mine.
I love the new music and look forward to hearing more of your wonderful music and seeing more or your insightful film/videos.
April 3, 2009
Funny how I got here to find you. On the road in the eighties. I walked in a club somewhere in some town to take the stage for a while and saw Heist about half way through it and told myself I'm going to find out who this guy is. But it was the eighties and i was busy trying to find other things. Today it all came back to me in a flash as the debris of my mind sometimes does and I found your video on utube. Still sounds great. Still fun to watch. Just got off the road again and I'll pick up your cd sometime after I'm through getting fucked by the IRS. Best, Nicholas Tremulis
April 3, 2009
My god man,,, I have looked for your "heist" video for over 20 years and finally found it. Only ever saw it 1ce on MTV in 83 or 84. THANKS for the great work Tony
David Jean Schweitzer
March 29, 2009
It is great to hear you are doing well!
Remember me?? I was your cinematographer was upon a time.
March 17, 2009
hi tony. funny how I got here. watching jon stewart and there was a clip of you from Goodfellas that he used to mock McCain which of course led to a google search. and here you are still at it. loved the new film/video song. brilliant. you look great, sound great, and are still creative and creating. i've been living in Hawaii for about four years. keep it up baby!
January 13, 2009
Hi there. "Who could imagine" just arrived in the post today. It always feels great to listen to artists who have the ability to make me laugh and cry almost at the same time. Like Randy Newman. I seem to get a similar feeling listening to this stuff. I've always loved "Odyssey" on the KISS album, but it's good to finally hear a whole album of your stuff.
Incidentally, the chord progression/descending bass in "Sadly" reminds me of Bowie's "Wild-eyed boy from Freecloud". It's not identical, but a similar vibe. Are you familiar with it?
Anyway, I love your stuff!
January 8, 2009
What Up TONY.good job on the video's, your music is timeless. I am the bass player on Heist album. Good to see your still in the game...Be blessed
November 26, 2008
Don't nobody move, is one of the greatest songs of the 80's
October 29, 2008
Like many, I first experienced the joys of "Don't Nobody Move (This Is a Heist)" on USA's Night Flight. So great to see it again. Follow this link to find a brief comment on it from me, pre fact-check edit: http://bitstream.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2008/10/mtv-music-every-video-ever.html
Now I'm gonna go get me a copy of the CD. Would love to chat sometime... keep keeping it real.
VP/Editor-In-Chief, SOUND & VISION magazine
October 23, 2008
Can't wait to hear the "new" CD!--am ordering it today!
Much love, and we miss you here in NYC!
October 17, 2008
I've forwarded "How Do Ya" to everyone I know and have had responses like,
"This is very wise, very well done, very moving....thank you for sharing...with so many good people creating art like this, how can Obama lose? xx
"This is powerful - Can't believe we are actually living through it. Thanks for sending the email."
Linda would be proud of you as I certainly am.
August 29, 2008
So how are ya? I'm in Taiwan, Prof. of English-yea, believe it or not-at a medical university and teach elem. school also. (Did a real good KFC commercial too!)
Saw Sharon and Tim Ernster at my son's wedding in Austin in June...wish you had been there too.
What keeps you happy these days?
Miss your sly smile and wicked laugh.
Oh, are you in contact w. Bruce (McG)...if so give him my email as i have lost touch w. him...
Chio Baby...my best, as always....
August 18, 2008
wow esiste davvero!!!!! avevo 6 anni quando ascoltavo midnight trampoline su videomusic!!!
lacrime di gioia al sapere che non era un allucinazione!! hey man you DO exist!!!! i was 6 listening to your midnight trampoline i thought you were an hallucination!!! i already bought a couple of copies of your new cd! one for my dad that is your no.1 fan in Italy!!! long live to the GENIUS!!! ps somebody know where could i find old stuff from this giant of music !!!
July 15, 2008
Tony hope you remember me in the 60's you discovered me under the El in Sunnyside, Queens singing with Ricky & The Hallmarks - you brought us down to meet Ellie/Jeff (Trio Music) in the 60's the rest is history - Management and Production under Lieber & Stoller with Ellie & Jeff - then on the Big Time Productions (The Tokens) -had a number of records out - first one on United Artists (Jerry Ragavoy (It Was Me Yesterday)- then Rust, Jubilee, BT Puppy - etc. Also was an original 'lypsync vocalist' (never on the recording) on the traveling group of Ellie's group, The Raindrops - Through the years, I've always been working and performing at rock and roll shows, plus recordings, pop and standards - my collectible cd is called "the secret's out' - she's the kind of girl you can't forget, Beverly Warren.
I, myself lived in New Orleans and was the original 'Valerie' in Vince Vance & The Valients - they still call me Valerie down there.
- Hope you remember me - How our introduction began was I believe you were on the road to the White Castle in Sunnyside, Queens and heard the group under the El hitting notes and singing Skyliner material; you stopped; liked the sound - gave us your card and initiated us down to the Brill Building - Would be great to hear from you - as you started my journey .... and by the way I'm still a really great singer who is always looking for work, too.
June 14, 2008
HEY TONY, long time man, WOW! glad to hear your still doing it. cant wait to hear your new record. by the way, we wrote a song together called, CAN LOVE BE LOST. i cam mp3 it to you if you like. just give me an email address. hope your doing well. take care, CP
March 9, 2008
Thanks much for the comment on my blog (linking to "Don't Nobody Move..."), located at www.mediafunhouse.blogspot.com. I wrote you through YouTube, as I wasn't sure how to contact you. I can be reached at the attached e-mail.
Suffice it to say I've had "Don't Nobody Move..." in my head for the last two decades, and lovin' it! I look forward to hearing your latest tunes, your prior credits were a great revelation to me.
That song and video is absolutely steeped in NYC. And wonderful as hell.
March 4, 2008
PS: Nothing personal, looks like JG with the mannequin ... And the greatest video of all time.
March 4, 2008
This is a Heist --- looks like Joseph Goebbels.
February 15, 2008
I'm a huge Kiss fan, and Odyssey has always been my favorite Kiss song. It wasn't until recently (you tube) that I heard your version. It's absolutely BRILLIANT! You're version is unbelievably better than Kiss's and they are my favorite band (of course it is your song!). This discovery has lead me to midnight trampoline and Don't move. Absolutely fantastic. On par with the anything in the past 30 years. You sir are one in a million.
DJ Jimmy M
January 31, 2008
Tony, glad to see you around on the internet and that so many people do know and remember your hillarious and funky "Don't Nobody Move" cut and video.
For many years ive been a fan of that entire musicfilm and bought a copy when it was still in print years ago. "Odyssey" and "Midnight Trampoline" are also great tracks with great production. They just dont make music like this anymore.
Im also happy to say that ive finally after almost 2 decades of searching, have finally located a copy of your 5 track EP "This Is A Heist" on Trans Lux. When I recive it in the mail I plan to do a vinyl to digital restore on it.
Heard the samples of your new LP as well, sounds like some good stuff (even the recut of "Dont Nobody Move" sounds like you used the same backing track with some added percussion..nice!).
Just wanted to leave this comment here to let you know there's yet another person out here who has really dug your stuff for many years.
DJ Jimmy M
P.S. Even though your part in "Goodfellas" was brief, many love your one line "i gotta go get the papers the papers"..should make a tune simmaler to "dont nobody move" off that line LOL
January 14, 2008
Erano anni che cercavo Tony Powers!!!
Temevo di esssermelo sognato...sul web non trovavonulla...quel video...quel pezzo incredibile...mi sembra di ricordare che c'era anche un altro video...I'll buy the cd, you bet! Thank you Tony
January 5, 2008
hi Tony iam alex from copenhagen congratulation with you web page sometime ago i was looking for you ..i heard somewhere that the original version of Odyssey the one you wrote was really really good ...ill locking for to hear that.
Stanley R. Hyams
November 22, 2007
so great to hear from you. You brought back a lot of very fond memories.
My mom couldn't believe it was you on the video.
Is your mom still with us?
Very best regards.
October 23, 2007
tony boy you rock!!
see you in january '08
love, amy girl
October 1, 2007
I've been searching the internet on information on you for years. There's a rumor out there that you wrote the Banana Split song. I became your fan when I first saw, "Don't Nobody Move..." on Night Flight all those years ago. You're a genius! You're also funny and a hell of an actor too. Can't wait for your new CD.
September 24, 2007
I can't wait to see Midnight Trampoline and Odyessy up. Also your new CD, Who Could Imagine. You are a poetic and musical treasure.
August 22, 2007
Finally! After all these years of loving the record, I finally get to see the video. By the way, "Don't Nobody Move" is currently in rotation on my internet radio station!
Long live great music!
August 18, 2007
can't wait to hear it!