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Tony Powers: Guestbook

Jamie Colasacco

March 20, 2018

Good afternoon mr. Powers I love your work on the Kiss Elder album. I read your bio and saw that you were born in the Bronx I am also from Morris Park Avenue just wondering where were you born in the Bronx I know you were busy man and thank you for your time in answering my question

Bill Wheelhouse

December 5, 2017

finally have found something about you. Early 1980's..in rural Illinois..saw your video on a fuzzy uhf signal...taped it with our beta max... and have wondered about you ever since.

Bobby Sager

August 22, 2017

Howie I came across your name . I rmember that Gerald gave it to me years ago . I hope you are well

Toni

June 21, 2017

Hi again, Mr. Powers! Have you heard the title track from Roger Waters's new album "Is this the life we really want"? It reminds me of your stuff so much - the lyric, the vocal delivery and the tiny twists in the chordal movements/arrangement. I love both of you as songwriters (and as performers of your own material), so it's kind of cool to listen to a Waters track and feel like I'm listening to a Powers track. Or maybe it's just me...

MarcoC

January 31, 2017

I really enjoyed reading tonypowersmusic.com , bookmarked your site

Betsey

November 12, 2016

Your stuff is really fascinating.

Visit my blog - free mp3 download sites (click http://bit.ly/2exlmzS)

Billy Lightcap

May 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Powers
Your song "Don't Nobody Move, This Is A Heist" has been an inspiration to my so called career. Since hearing your song I have written and recorded a series of songs in an attempt to re-create the bewildering awesomeness of your work. Someday I hope you'll be able to hear them....how can I get them to ya? I've recently moved from LA to Chicagoland.

Jim Bradley

April 19, 2016

1971, 72 We were friends, played music, worked on your songs for live performances. I left NY and came back West(home) and have thought of you many times. Memories of Barble sic, Fire Island, "Dear Emily RSVP" and so much more. I still play music, working in bands, with song writers, studio etc. Drop me a note. JB

Don

April 9, 2016

Never ever realized that some of the music that I heard on the radio, was written and/or co-written by you. What a small world we live in. With that said, I am so glad to have gotten to know you, through your music, videos and your blog. Keep up the good work. Don

Mark Blackburn

March 16, 2016

Could I ask about your song "We're The Banana Splits" from 1968?

Carolyn Plant

April 9, 2015

Sad news...Arnie Plant passed away March 26th of undiagnosed Metastatic Brain Cancer. He never knew he had it. He passed quickly and peacefully. Thought you might like to know. He was 78.
Carolyn

Judy

March 6, 2015

Here you are making me smile
Thinking about you brightens my day
Memories of our times together
I never imagined it would turn out this way

Cherishing the moments
Playing make believe
The Ring Master wearing all black walks in
Those days were extra special indeed

Standing amist cherries
You sing a song for me
The circus that spins around us
Is our reality.

Warm or cold
Our laughter I still hear
You and The New Yorker sitting next to me.
I will always hold dear.

Imaxxis

March 1, 2015

I'm one of those people who saw 'Don't Nobody Move' once back in the 80's and never forgot it! Thanks for posting on youtube. And I didn't know that was you as 'Jimmy Two Times' - I'll tell my sister __Maxx

Joe [Buzzie] Guffanti

September 25, 2014

Mr. Tony,
I met Producer / Director Joe Tornatore in Newark last Sunday [ 9-21-14 ]. He doesn't know you but I told him about your "Heist". I thought he should know you.
Years ago you sent me the video and that impressed me.
I'm still thankful.
Hope all is well with you and your career.
Buzz

CHUCK GITLIN

June 9, 2014

"Terrific" from a "Bronx guy".............I simply never knew!....

John Clemente

March 12, 2014

Hello Mr. Powers, "Big Bad World" is one of my favorite girl group records. Since Daisy Records was so short lived, it should have been reissued on Red Bird or Blue Cat. I was wondering if you can shed any light on who Cathy Saint is. I'm guessing that this is not her real name and it seems that BBW is her only single. The flip of the single, "Mr. Heartbreak", was co-written by the lead singer of another of my favorite girl groups, Barbara Jean English. There's a lot of energy packed into that single! Any info on Cathy Saint is much appreciated. Thank you for all the great songs you've given us! Regards, John Clemente, Author -- Girl Groups -- Fabulous Females Who Rocked The World.

Toni Lehto

December 4, 2013

Hello, Mr. Powers. It's Toni from Finland. I've written to you before - looks like it was in 2009. I'd just like to ask what you're up to. Any new music coming????? I must say that I still love Who Could Imagine as much as I did when I first bought it. In fact it's one of my "desert island" albums. (Recently found out a way to play Disposable nicely with a capo on the 3rd fret) I mentioned Randy Newman earlier, and now I would like to add Ron Mael to the list. Powers, Newman & Mael (in no particular order, but Powers is first here, of course, because we're in his website) satisfy me immensely lyrically and musically, but each one gives me something the other guys can't provide.
I believe I said this before, but the market for your "shit" may not be huge, but the people who like it, love it to death. Any plans for a new album??

Bob Bonenfant

November 2, 2013

Hi Tony! I'm PD and morning show host at WBKV in West Bend, WI, just outside Milwaukee. Was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a phone interview sometime this month. Also am requesting a copy of your new CD. Hope to hear from you! Big 98.6 fan...Bob

Bob Bonenfant
WBKV
2410 South Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
262-334-2344 x222

Derek Hartnett

March 3, 2013

I first saw your video Don't nobody move, (this is a heist) back in 1985 & just recently saw it posted on youtube. After 28 years I still love this as much as I did back then. Thank you for so much enjoyment!!

charles pope

February 26, 2013

Mr Powers : Today was an amazing journey

I was talking with a friend from Maryland ( University) and he said he saw the Two Thousand and Eight You tube of Kieth and the group doing " aint gonna lie" on the tube
I played it 6 times ! Its one of those memories of the 60,s I have.
I wanted to know who wrote those lyrics and I found out that it was you!
Mr Two times himself..can't believe it . I still have the original vinyl of it
" I'll be out by and by " I May have said that myself over the years
C Pope

Glen

July 20, 2012

Hello,
Thank you for your amazing body of work. Is it possible to purchase sheet music for the amazing song Lazy Day? I am obsessed with it.
Best!

Roelof Bekelaar

July 4, 2012

Thank you for writing Odyssey on the Kiss album. Amazing lyrics and delightful music. Thank you a billion times.

Matt

June 18, 2012

Thanks Tony! Can't wait to hear the rest of your stuff. Be well.

SusanWritesPrecise

June 3, 2012

I am impressed! Wow! I've got to get one of your CD's.

Umm, Can I have your autograph?

Susan

Renee Stoller

May 26, 2012

Your music brings back great memories - thanks so much for the joy!

Masaru Minagawa

April 30, 2012

I love the sound of 60's. You were always standing behind my favorite singers.

Love & Respect from the city of Radio-Activity, Tokyo.

P.S. Mr. Brian Bennett, the Drummer of the Shadows, covered 98.6 in 1967. The album called [Change of direction]. Pardon my English.

Howard

March 4, 2012

Help! Tables at the Hyatt in Aruba are terrible. Send money
Berrs

Jerry Leff

March 2, 2012

Tony it is me Jerry. I played with you and Lenny and Jim a Texas Indian fella. In the 70's. Lenny hit ya. I creamed him later. Love your CD.. I am now Natty"O" living in Oregon. Check me out on youtube Natty"O" Natty"O" 60 dance Peace Bro

Lauren Wyse

January 9, 2012

Love listening to you. L & C

Michelle

January 7, 2012

Wow! I have been following your "Barking in the dark" for a couple months now, and just a short while ago, clicked on your gravatar and found myself here. Quite a bit you have done! Didn't realize I was blogging with a celeb! :) Goodfellas is one of my favorite movies, and I knew exactly who the character was when you listed that. I have enjoyed our blogging together, and look forward to more GOP and right-wing fun!

spider repellent

January 6, 2012

This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

Amy Bessler

January 5, 2012

Wow, you really fucked up the original recording of Don't nobody move. Ya really should offer the original recording.

mewe

January 5, 2012

hey tony,
richt now i am listening to a song of yours: odyssee. great tune. great contribution to this kiss album, that i prefer to the other stuff they've made.
best wishes
mewe

N'n

December 11, 2011

Wow, you sing TOO.

I dropped by your page to see your peeve of the day then decided to venture further. Can't believe you have time to keep a web site & a blog rolling - but great at both.

Power to the Powers.

Mike Lutgen

November 12, 2011

Good to see you are still playing and around. Always thought you were spooky and funny. Our band is Noble Gas. See us at http://www.myspace.com/noblegas2

Linda Kraus

October 27, 2011

I said it before and I'll say it again, "How do ya" is a masterpiece. I listen to it a lot. Everyone should hear it all over the world. I love your version of your own piece, but I would also really like to hear some other singers do a version. All the music on "Who Could Imagine" thrills me. Cartoon is another hugh favorite. Such good stuff. Keep on my friend.

Felix

August 31, 2011

Tony send me a message and lets discuss some musical ideas.

Steve Adamski

August 8, 2011

Please please please, release the original full length recording of "Don't nobody move" as it appeared on your short film in the early 80's.

Mike in Philly

March 29, 2011

My favorite Tony Powers song is The Present's "Many's the Slip...(Baby the World Really Turns)". Are you the lead singer? Who produced this beautiful record?

Thanks,
Mike in PA.

Bertil

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

Lynn Golden

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
Bx Chick

Polly

August 10, 2010

You, sir, are the bomb. I love reading how much your work is loved. It fills me with hope. P.

Ron Weinstein

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

Lynn Golden

August 1, 2010

Hey Tony,
Or Howie,
Wow you look so hot.... after all these yeard do you remember me??????
Your long ago Bronx chick
Lynn

massimo Minardi

June 6, 2010

Hi tony,I have a question for you.
It is yours the song "I Like This Kind Of Party"?
Many thanks
Massimo

Jackson

May 20, 2010

Hey Tony! You're Awesome! I love the song Odyssey!

Chris Carter

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.

Agnes Beignet-Arrete

October 30, 2009

FOR YEARS I've played Powers to my friends.
They wept.
They're weeping still
And nobody's moved.

David Bednarz

October 16, 2009

Love your music Tony, keep up the awesome work...love one day to see you in concert.
God Bless
Super Dave

TomWilson

October 14, 2009

Many thanks to NightFlight for making us acquainted with you. And now we can thanbk the web for getting reacquainted.

Arnie Plant

September 6, 2009

I'm still hangin in there....glad to see you are too!

Jim Kerr

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!

Ryan

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.

tfs

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!

Joel Selvin

July 7, 2009

Hey Tony - Hit me with an email. I've got some questions for you about a book I'm writing. Cheers.

Brett

April 28, 2009

Hi Tony,

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.

regards,
Brett

Nick Tremulis

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

Mr Fred

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

Hi Tony~
It is great to hear you are doing well!
Remember me?? I was your cinematographer was upon a time.
David

kitty

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!
xxoo

Toni Lehto

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!

Gary DeBerry

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
GLD.

steve g.

November 26, 2008

Don't nobody move, is one of the greatest songs of the 80's

Mike Mettler

October 29, 2008

Hey Tony,

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.

Best,

Mike Mettler
VP/Editor-In-Chief, SOUND & VISION magazine

Claudia Hitchcock

October 23, 2008

Can't wait to hear the "new" CD!--am ordering it today!

Much love, and we miss you here in NYC!

XO

Stephen Wolner

October 17, 2008

Tony,

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

and

"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.

Love,
Stephen

Sheryl Shockley

August 29, 2008

Hey Baby,
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....
Sheryl

brando

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 !!!

Beverly Warren

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.

Sincerely,
Beverly Warren

chris Palmaro

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

Ed Grant

March 9, 2008

Hey Tony,

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.

Ed

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.

Greg

February 15, 2008

Mr.Powers,
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.

Cheers
Greg

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

marco zovi

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
I

alex

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.
ciao
alex

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.

amy etra

October 23, 2007

tony boy you rock!!
see you in january '08
love, amy girl

Jim Porto

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.

Linda Kraus

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.

Bill Robert

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!

gail Silverton

August 18, 2007

can't wait to hear it!