Greetings / Mariska Hargitay from Times Square New York friends! It took me 3 times seeing Mike Myers epic LOVE GURU to realize the Holy Greeting was in fact name of the great actress Mariska Hargitay, daughter of Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay..*tip from Jon Hammond! I am the Organist backing up singer/actress Telma Hopkins “Lillian Roanoke” in the movie as she sings “Star Spangled Banner” at Game 7 when Telma as Mother of Darren Roanoke the Hockey player comes to see her ’son’ play Hockey for the very first time. The movie is funny as hell, great performances from Mike Myers and all the co-stars and the Music throughout is fantastic, a work of Epic Proportions! 5+ Stars. Thanks for including me on this great project Paramount Pictures, Jon Hammond *Member AFM Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP Publisher “The FINGERS…are The SINGERS!”™ *Host of daily radio show HammondCast Show on KYOURADIO 1550 AM.
Archive for June, 2008
Listen for Jon Hammond playing organ on the new Mike Myers Paramount Pictures comedy “THE LOVE GURU” dropping June 20th at a theatre near you!
Tune in Jon Hammond mornings on The Big 1550 KYOURADIO 1550 HammondCast Show
Myers Created Guru Voice To Cheer Sick Pals Up:
Mike Myers created the voice for his new movie guru Pitka to cheer ill friends up.
The funnyman has been working on his The Love Guru character for years and came up with the comic spiritual leader’s Indian voice in an effort to give sick pals a laugh.
He explains, “The Seat of The Soul was a book I read that I saw on Oprah and I loved it. This is a guy who was a green beret and he was also a physicist.
“When I talked about what I was reading philosophically this mellifluous voice would emerge.
“My friends loved it and, in fact, would ask me to call them when they were not feeling well in that voice: ..You have a cold? This is the universe telling you to be with yourself because the only way out is in.
Hindu Leader Takes Aim At Myers Over ‘Frivolous’ Guru Comments
The war of words between Mike Myers and a U.S. Hindu leader, who is urging the public to boycott his latest comedy, just got personal after the actor told Rajan Zed to watch the film before damning his portrayal of an oddball spiritual guru.
Hindu leader Zed has been leading a protest against The Love Guru for months after learning Myers mocks his religion in the film.
He tells WENN, “It appears the film lampoons Hinduism and Hindus and uses Hindu terms frivolously.
But Myers counters, “This guy has not seen the film. What he will find is that this is a mythical and completely made up system of teachings in the tradition of The Force in Star Wars and Fredonia in the Marx Brothers movies.
3rd generation expert Hammond Organ Repair Man “Dr.” Dave Vumback of Goff Professional Organ service and sales to the rescue the other night! He is one of the few people anywhere who is qualified to do this type of repair on my 1959 Hammond B3 Organ here in Times Square NYC *see photos, “Dr.” Dave about to apply some serious heat to the B3:
The organ is smokin’ now through my Bill Beer Keyboard Products ‘Super Nuclear Powered Leslie Speaker’, dangerous set up.
Goff has done the organ rigs of all the top touring acts in the Business. I was flattered that Dave said I have one of the best organ rigs he’s ever heard. I’m back in business now thanks to “Dr.” Dave Vumback and Goff Professional. My highest 5+ stars recommendation for Hammond organ and Leslie Speaker service and sales in Newington CT
*Member AFM Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP
Yesterday I went with my friend Joe Berger to wish a very happy and healthy 93rd Birthday to our old dear friend, main man LES PAUL! We also brought a birthday message from Les’ old friend Marty Napoleon, long-time pianist for the great Louis Armstrong.
Enjoy the photos of Les at Irridium where he plays every Monday, pictured with Joe Berger and Les’ son Russ Paul, and a good look at the special custom “Les Paul Personal” guitar in Les’ hands. Photos by me Jon Hammond, thanks and Happy Birthday Les!
*Member AFM Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP