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Moods: Solo Male Artist Spiritual: Inspirational New Age: Adult Alternative

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John Beavin

My thanks go to my main man mentor (like any good one, perhaps at times, a TORmentor), Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D for not only imparting great clarity on that all-important fundamental question, "What's it all about?", but also for so many of his weirdly brilliant, comical thoughts that found their way into my songs. I paraphrase him with my song title: A WORLD WHERE NOTHING LIVES UNLESS SOMETHING ELSE DIES, which gives, simultaneously, both the "blissninny" type, and the PROPER use of denial about the world. It's the one rock song on this multi-dimensional album. One favorite track, MY BODY IS ONLY A NOTION, features Bob Keller, who toured with such biggies as Buddy Rich, on tenor sax. ONLY THE LOVE is a song I wrote as a message of comfort when a musician friend's wife made her transition, and have performed many times since in similar difficult, hard-to-understand circumstances.
A song Dr. Wapnick especially liked is one I call PUPPET LOVE. It has some of his mind-expanding gems in the lyrics, such as, after using the metaphor of the body as a puppet, and the mind, the puppeteer, someone asked him "What about animals?" Ken replied "Dogs are four-legged puppets." I had such fun writing and singing this song - the second bridge goes: "Dogs that WERE can RECUR, in reincarnation DOGMA; but a HOT dog I'm NOT, just a LOT of BOLOGNA."
AND---(drum roll!!) here's a challenge to everyone: NAME THAT TUNE!! Simply download PUPPET LOVE from CDBaby, and if you can name the original composition it's roughly based on, email me (beavin@embarqmail.com) with the answer, and I will send the first 100 people answering correctly my OTHER new CD, THE PARABLE OF THE STARS book on CD, absolutely FREE! Clue: It's a classical piece, long in the public domain; a piece virtually everyone knows, but so far no one has been able to guess. Thank you all for checking me out, and remember: no one can ever die laughing, but you can laugh at dying - your body is only a notion! For bookings or interviews, email me" beavin@embarqmail.com, or phone/fax: (908) 537-4448.

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