Dee Dee Ramone: Live with The Ramones on YouTube & Sid Vicious Painting

While recently updating the Triple Pop website and artist pages, we came across a 1977 live concert of the The Ramones, when they were at the height of their punk rock power. Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee are amazing, it’s electric, man.

See it here on YouTube or watch below.

Sid Vicious painting

Dee Dee Ramone was also a prolific painter, often collaborating with artist Paul Kostabi.

Here is a never before seen image of Dee Dee’s only painting of Sid Vicious, the bass player for The Sex Pistols.  This painting has only been seen by a handful of people since Dee Dee painted it for me back in 2000, so consider yourself lucky.

Dee Dee sure had some great stories about Mr. Vicious, whose life story was dramatized by Alex Cox in the feature film, Sid and Nancy (1986). For some reason, in the mid-eighties, the exploits of The Sex Pistols, along with Sid Vicious, were popular stories among the punk rock kids.

So when I got to work with Dee Dee, I asked him about meeting Sid and Nancy one night at dinner.  Dee Dee, who was also a nice guy, sat down and custom painted this work for me the next morning.

Dee Dee’s last album of recordings, “Greatest and Latest” (2000), originally produced for the Conspiracy Music label, has since became part of Triple Pop.

Kacey Musgraves burning up the Google News

Kacey is burning up the Google news feed in 2013 …

Her major label debut record album, Same Trailer Different Park, continues to stay in the Billboard 100 and earn rave reviews.  She’s been touring with Kenny Chesney and making major television appearances (Billboard Live, CMT Awards, David Letterman).  She’s performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival alongside other acts such as Paul McCartney, The National, Tom Petty and David Byrne.  It’s hard to keep up with this lady, so perhaps we should go back into the past and hear more music from Kacey?!

Triple Pop SinglesWhich is what you’ll find on Triple Pop’s exclusive Digital EP from Kacey available on the iTunes Store (also Google Play, Amazon MP3).

You can listen for free to the full stream of  one song from the EP — link here to listen to “Apologize” on Soundcloud.

Recorded in 2008, the two song EP features Ms. Musgraves performing acoustic cover versions of the songs “See You Again” and One Republic’s “Apologize.”

“I remember going to see Kacey perform live at Momos here in Austin. It was just me and her mom in the audience and Kacey up on stage with her acoustic guitar. She’s a born performer and it was exciting to see  her perform live before anyone else knew her name.” says Triple Pop producer, Monte Robison.

Kris Farrow’s version of The Office TV theme featured in actual NBC Season Finale May 16th!

The Office The producers of NBC’s show, The Office, are going to use Kris Farrow’s acoustic guitar version of the classic Office theme song in the primetime season retrospective finale of the show, which airs tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th 8pm EST, 7pm CST.

This is the final episode of the show (which we’ve all loved over the years) and we are sorry to see such a great show end.

We’re not sure exactly at what spot in the episode they’re are using the recording – it’s all top secret and stuff being the last episode. Our guess it’s going to be used in special montage segment.  Just listen for Kris’ unmistakable guitar playing!

We are thankful to NBC for licensing Kris’ amazing acoustic guitar version of the song, which is available on Acoustic Guitar Karaoke, Vol. 24 (Movie & TV Themes) on the iTunes Store.

 

Kacey Musgraves’ Early Acoustic Song Recordings Released Today

Triple Pop SinglesTriple Pop has announced that a two (2) song digital Digital EP featuring songs from Academy of Country Music nominee Kacey Musgraves is available online at the iTunes Store.

Recorded over five years ago in 2008, the exclusive EP features Kacey Musgraves performing acoustic guitar cover versions of the songs “See You Again” and OneRepublic’s “Apologize,” which the label had thought been lost to the sands of time due to a computer hard drive failure.

The songs were recorded at Brain Machine Recording Studios in Austin, Texas when Ms. Musgraves first got out of high school.

“They’re just acoustic songs, but they showcase Kacey’s developing performing talent, which has now made her famous.  She took these songs and made them her own,” says Triple Pop owner, Monte Robison, who produced the songs.

Ms. Musgraves’ hit Billboard single “Merry Go ‘Round” has been certified RIAA Gold and her debut  major label album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at #2 in the Billboard Top 100 albums.

Kacey Musgraves was nominated for multiple Academy of Country Music Awards, including “Vocalist of the Year’, alongside Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

Listen for free to the full stream of “Apologize” on Soundcloud.

Kacey Musgraves … is everywhere

Musgraves

Former Triple Pop artist Kacey Musgraves performed her hit Billboard single “Merry Go Round” on The Jimmy Fallon show last month.

Kacey has been nominated for three American Country Music Awards, including ‘Video of the Year’ as both artist and producer, and ’Female Vocalist of the Year’, where Musgraves is up against the likes of Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

Kacey was recently profiled as an up-and-coming artist in country music in The Hollywood ReporterThe New York Times, Huffington Post, LA Times, and USA Today.   And my hometown paper, The Columbus Dispatch, too.  She’s everywhere.

Her debut major label album, Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury/Universal), was released just this week and it’ll debut in Billboard Top 10 albums of the week – pretty impressive!  We’re so happy for Ms. Mugraves.  When we met her so many years ago, she had a special something and we knew she was destined for greater things.

You can hear/buy Kacey Musgraves’ version of the song “See You Again” which you can find on iTunes and Amazon on Triple Pop’s Stars of Montana album compilation.

Ernie Halter & Justin Bieber YouTube video duet clip

Justin Bieber surprised Ernie Halter by showing up at Ernie’s show at La Cave in Costa Mesa – we thought we’d share the YouTube video here. Justin also covered Ernie’s song, “Come Home to Me” at a concert in Hong Kong.  This video clip is their impromptu duet of that song.

Ernie Halter’s Uncovered: The Youtube Sessions is available on Amazon, iTunes and other retailers from Triple Pop.

AGK and Kris Farrow finish 2012!

AGKThe Acoustic Guitar Karaoke series from musician KRIS FARROW finished 2012 with Volumes 27 and 28 … wow!

We’ve been releasing acoustic guitar songs now for over four years … and counting.  We’re planning even more volumes in 2013, so be on the look out.

Click link here to Kris’ catalogue of 300+ tracks on iTunes.

Also, check out Kris Farrow’s website and see him perform live on tour as guitarist with the THE ZANE WILLIAMS BAND in 2013.

We appreciate all your support and thanks for checking us out. We wish everyone much success in 2013!

 

Rock N’ Roll Koochie Koo (Kris Farrow)

Kris Farrow has just launched a new album series with Triple Pop called ROCK N’ ROLL KOOCHIE KOO available exclusively on iTunes.  It’s lullabies for the rest of us!

This one is aimed at the parents bored with Bob The Builder and other goofy songs for kids.  The release features six (6) lullaby renditions of cool rock n roll/singer songwriter songs such as Found Out About You (Gin Blossoms), Mr. Jones (Counting Crows), Rolling in the Deep (Adele), Jack & Diane (John Mellencamp), and Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds).  There’s also a bonus track of the Sesame Street TV theme.

The Mommy Dialogues blog said “I have caught myself humming songs from Rock N Roll Koochie Koo to the twins hours after we last listened to the album. I would definitely recommend adding this album to your collection of lullabies or starting your collection if you haven’t already.  I seriously listen to these even when my babies are nowhere around. Lullabies don’t have to suck.”