Casey Kasem The Most Famous DJ EVER; Sadly in his Final Countdown

The most famous DJ ever, Casey Kasem, is about to finish this life. It is possible that today is his last day with us. For those who do not know who Casey Kasem is, I have included plenty of information and history below.

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Before I get to his public history, I would like to speak briefly about my personal history with Casey Kasem. When I was a child growing up, there was nothing more fun than listening to Casey Chasm and the American top 40. There were two radio voices that I remember as a child, one of them being Casey Kasem and any other being Cousin Brucie. The former was national and the latter was local to the New Jersey and New York City area. I can remember many road trips down to the Jersey shore every summer listening to Casey Kasem as if he was part of our family. I have to admit, a significant part of my knowledge base of music history comes from listening to Casey Kasem. Along with his kind and gentle voice, him and his team took the time and effort to research and share with listeners about the songs and artists on the top of the charts each week. We did not have Internet then, so listening to good radio DJs and reading the liner notes on albums was our primary source of information about the music industry. Casey Kasem was a leader in bringing knowledge of the music industry directly to the American pop music audience.

Casey Kasem The Most Famous DJ EVER; Sadly in his Final Countdown


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Casey Kasem won’t resume artificial feeding and fluids, judge rules, reversing prior ruling.

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“Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (born April 27, 1932) is a retired American musiciandisc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio programs American Top 40American Top 20 and American Top 10 from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, and for providing the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009.

Kasem, Don BustanyTom Rounds and Ron Jacobs founded the American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from 1970 to 1988 and from 1998 to 2004. Between January 1989 and early 1998, he was the host of Casey’s Top 40Casey’s Hot 20, and Casey’s Countdown. Also beginning in 1998, Kasem hosted two adult contemporary spin-offs of American Top 40,American Top 20, and American Top 10. Kasem retired from AT20 and AT10 on July 4, 2009 and both shows ended on that day.

In addition to his radio shows, Kasem has provided the voice of many commercials; has done many voices for Sesame Street; provided the character voice of Peter Cottontail in the Rankin/Bass production of Here Comes Peter Cottontail; was the voice of NBC; helps out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon; and provided the cartoon voices of Robin in Super Friends, Mark on Battle of the Planets, and a number of characters for the Transformers cartoon series of the 1980s. In 2008, he was the voice of Out of Sight Retro Night which aired on WGN America, but was replaced by rival Rick Dees. After 40 years, Kasem retired from his role of voicing Shaggy in 2009, although he did voice Shaggy’s father in the 2010 TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Wikipedia


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As an adult I did not listen to Casey Kasem much. My music tastes changed as did the style of DJ on radio I appreciated. However, my respect and admiration for Casey Kasem never dissipated. Early in my career as a radio DJ, Casey Kasem was one of my role models. I am grateful for those rides to the Jersey shore listening to American top 40 with Casey Kasem.


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DJ Music Chart – Week of March 10

This weeks DJ Music Chart has Katy Perry on top again with “Dark Horse”. Lorde “Team” is right behind with number two, the rest of the top five Bastille “Pompeii”, Pharrell Williams “Happy” and Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty”.  Lorde is close to having back to back number one hits as the first New Zealander to top the DJ Music Charts.

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DJ Music Chart – Week of March 10

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DJ Music Chart – Week of March 10 Featuring Pharrel Williams “Happy”

Happy” is a song performed by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It also serves as the lead single from Williams’ second studio album, G I R L (2014). The song was written and produced by Williams. It was released on November 21, 2013 alongside a long-form music video presented via the website The song was reissued on December 16, 2013 by Back Lot Music, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

“Happy” has been highly successful, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and DJ music charts in 19 other countries. It has sold one million copies in the United Kingdom, and has reached the summit on three separate occasions, both records in their own right.

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DJ Music Chart – Featuring Pharrel Williams “Happy” Music Video

To coincide with the single release, the website was launched featuring a visual presentation of “Happy” advertised as being “the world’s first 24 hour music video”. The video consists of the four-minute song repeated with various people dancing around Los Angeles and miming along. Williams himself appears 24 times on the hour, and there are a number of celebrity cameos including Whit Hertford (1:04am), Kelly Osbourne (1:28am), Magic Johnson (5:36am), Urijah Faber (8:36am), Sérgio Mendes(10:32am) and Jimmy Kimmel (11:48am), Odd Future (1:48pm), Steve Carell (5:08pm), Jamie Foxx (5:28pm), Ana Ortiz (5:32pm), Miranda Cosgrove (5:40pm),JoJo (6:16pm). The minions from Despicable Me 2 make several appearances throughout the film, including one scene at 3:00am, in which Pharrell and the minions dance in a movie theatre that is playing the scene from Despicable Me 2 in which “Happy” appears. A lone, one eyed minion also appears dancing to song in its entirety at 4:40pm. The site allows users to navigate to various points in the 24-hour timeframe, including all 360 four-minute segments and each hourly segment with Pharrell. An official four-minute edit of the video was also released on YouTube. The video’s creative director was Yoann Lemoine.

The original video spawned many cover videos on YouTube in which people from different cities throughout the world dance along the song. Those videos are usually called “Pharrell Williams – Happy – We Are from [name of the city].

What a great video to feature for this week’s DJ Music Cart song! So full of energy and fun!

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What is your favorite song on this DJ Music Chart?


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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – 2/25

This week’s DJ music chart again has Katy Perry “Dark Horse” as Number 1 song. The rest of the top five in order, Lorde “Team”, Ellie Goulding ” Burn”, One Direction “Story of My Life” and OneRepublic “Counting Stars”.

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DJ Music Chart Featuring A Great Big World

A Great Big World is an American two-member musical group from New York made up of singers and songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino and signed to Epic Records. The group is best known for their singles “This Is The New Year” which was performed by the cast in an episode of Glee and reaching the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart in May 2013 and by their international hit “Say Something” particularly after recording it as a duet collaboration with Christina Aguilera.

The group went on national tour and performed as the openers for Ingrid MichaelsonMatthew Morrison (Glee), and Five For Fighting. The group re-branded themselves in 2012 which is when they took the official name A Great Big World. They released a six-song EP after obtaining funding from the crowdsource funding website Kickstarter. In 2013, the group’s song This Is The New Year was performed by the cast in an episode of Glee. The song was also licensed to various television networks and was used as the theme song for MTV’s I Used to Be Fat as well as being featured on The Amazing RaceESPNOne Tree Hill, and Good Morning America.

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Say Something” is a song by American pop duo A Great Big World, released as the lead-single from their debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? (2013). Originally being released as a solo single from band member Ian Axel‘s solo album This Is the New Year in 2011, the song was released as a single by the band on September 3, 2013, via Epic Records. Following its usage on American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance, the track gained attention from singer Christina Aguilera, who wanted to be featured on the song. Quickly afterwards, Aguilera appeared on the re-recorded version of “Say Something”, released on November 4, 2013.

Composed by Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino and Mike Campbell, “Say Something” is a downtempo indie pop piano ballad which talks about a breakup, where the lover is implored to make a statement that could potentially reverse plans, with the singers expressing humility, sadness and regret. In the single version with Aguilera, she plays a ghost of the lover to whom the song is addressed as she traces the steps of the lead vocal. The song was critically praised for its powerful lyrics, the emotional composition and Aguilera’s vocal delivery.

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“Say Something” did not sell significantly until the re-recorded version was available; it debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after A Great Big World and Aguilera performed the song on The Voice, while eventually peaking at number 4. It also topped the Australian charts, becoming their first number-one single (and Aguilera’s third) and reached the top-ten in most countries. A music video was released on November 19, 2013. It features the trio singing as people “act out the heartbreaking lyrics.” To further promote “Say Something”, A Great Big World performed the track on The Voice and at the American Music Awards of 2013 with Aguilera.

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What is your favorite song on The DJ Music Cart this week?  Did you know members of A Great Big World met as New York University (NYU) students?

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Rhode Island DJ 600th Blog Post!


I am so excited that today is my 600th blog post! As a Rhode Island DJ who recently moved to Providence, now serving the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut region, after starting my DJ business in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area, this is fun for me. It took about three years to achieve this many blog posts but they exist. I was thinking about how many posts there are about music, DJ Music, music charts, DJ skills, DJ knowledge and of course, all the fun photos and experiences of weddings, parties and events I have been DJ. I have shared it all, good, bad or indifferent on these pages.  Tomorrow will be another post with new information, images and music!

Rhode Island DJ Music Library 45,000 Songs!

Tonight I passed 45,000 songs in my DJ Music Library! I remember when I crossed 25,000 songs in my DJ Music Library, I was amazed and thought it was the best thing ever. Today, I can’t imagine how I would be able to be survive as a Rhode Island DJ with anything less than what I have.

The downloads tonight were my weekly DJ Music Library that comes every Wednesday Night from PrimeCuts Music for professional DJs.

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PrimeCuts Music for Your DJ Music Library

For over 30 years, TM Studios has serviced thousands of radio stations with the music they needed to stay current. Over 10 years ago, PrimeCuts was developed to bring that same service to other qualified businesses, such as mobile DJs and entertainment venues. The premise is simple–service our thousands of subscribers with all the top new releases as fast as possible. That is why thousands of radio stations rely on TM Studios for their music needs and we hope you will too!

TM Studios’ HitDiscs® are the music service of choice among radio professionals…including American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, every major radio network, thousands of radio stations worldwide, the Armed Forces Radio Network, and countless other businesses. You can enjoy the same superior quality and service that broadcasters have come to depend on from TM Studios.

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PrimeCuts was designed for busy DJs just like you who have better things to do than spending hours researching & acquiring all the latest music to keep current. PrimeCuts will save you time & money and deliver radio-edited versions of all the latest hits.

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PrimeCuts subscriptions include over 50 new songs a week, covering 25 genres of music, such as Top 40, Country, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Dance, Latin and much more. PrimeCuts includes every song & every genre of music we release to radio & DJs in the US–it truly is the most comprehensive music service for DJs!

All subscribers automatically have access to download their releases from the PrimeCuts website. Subscribers can also choose to receive discs (either audio CDs or MP3 CDs) in addition to their downloads. The PrimeCuts downloads system couldn’t be easier to use. Most subscribers use our popular 1-click option to download the entire week of releases. Once it is downloaded, they can either choose to keep all tracks and put them on their DJ computer, or they can pick & choose which songs they keep. Depending on your internet speeds, you can be fully updated with your weekly music update in as little as 5 minutes! Imagine that--just 5 minutes a week to stay current with all the new releases!

All PrimeCuts subscribers also automatically receive FREE PrimeCuts+ access, which is an invaluable resource. PrimeCuts+ has over 7000 downloadable elements, the most popular of which are instrumentals & a capellas.

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Providence Ecstatic Dance DJ

Last Friday Night I was Providence Ecstatic Dance DJ for the first time and had a great time! I have been there once before and was looking forward to the opportunity to share my rhythm and beats with the Providence Ecstatic Dance Community.

Providence Ecstatic Dance DJ and Ecstatic Dance Guidelines

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines are taken from the Ecstatic Dance Community Page.  They are drawn up by the Ecstatic Dance Community as a whole and its origins in Hawaii and the Bay Area. I was first introduced to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland in 2009 and was blown away by the energy and excitement in the community.

1.  Move however you wish

2.  No talking on the dance floor

3.  Respect yourself and one another

Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space

Please also refrain from photos, video, and shoes & scents.


Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity:  Are they open to sharing their space with me?  Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see & feel how they respond…

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If you’d rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone,

simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart.

Namaste… Thank You.

“My Spirit Recognizes Yours”

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Ecstatic Dance is

what you make of it…

a freeform movement space where:
dance expands
spirit activates
boundaries melt
boredom ceases
creativity breaks out
hope happens
beauty flows
communities collaborate
ritual is reinvented
harmony resonates
The beat deepens
as an electronic tapestry
of world rhythms
weave us together
as individuals
within a greater family.

For me, Ecstatic Dance reminds me of Barefoot Boogie in NYC where I was DJ and Coordinator of DJs and Teachers for several years till I moved here to Providence. The freestyle dance community is aligned with many incredible dancers and individuals.

Hope to see you there next month!

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