Randy Newman

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  1. Kawaracer

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    His skin tone is kinda' orangish, possibly because of a white balance issue.
    I like the 1st photo the best, then #3.

    All 3 photos have differing exposure values, with #3 looking under exposed.
    Of course #2 had to be somewhat over exposed to get the exposure of his facial mask in the ball park.


    "Political Science" by Randy Newman

    No one likes us - I don't know why
    We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
    But all around, even our old friends put us down
    Let's drop the big one and see what happens

    We give them money - but are they grateful?
    No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
    They don't respect us - so let's surprise them
    We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

    Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
    Africa is far too hot
    And Canada's too cold
    And South America stole our name
    Let's drop the big one
    There'll be no one left to blame us

    We'll save Australia
    Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
    We'll build an All American amusement park there
    They got surfin', too

    Boom goes London and boom Paree
    More room for you and more room for me
    And every city the whole world round
    Will just be another American town
    Oh, how peaceful it will be
    We'll set everybody free
    You'll wear a Japanese kimono
    And there'll be Italian shoes for me

    They all hate us anyhow
    So let's drop the big one now
    Let's drop the big one now

    Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear

    I may go out tomorrow if I can borrow a coat to wear
    Oh I'd step out in style with my sincere smile and my dancing bear
    Outrageous alarming courageous charming
    Oh who would think a boy and bear
    Could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be

    Seen at the nicest places where well fed faces all stop to stare
    Making the grandest entrance is Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    They'll love us, won't they?
    They feed us, don't they?
    Oh, who would think a boy and bear
    Could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be

    Who needs money when you're funny?
    The big attraction everywhere
    Will be Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    It's Simon Smith and the amazing dancing bear
     
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    When did Randy Newman go and get OLD?!?!
    (Not that 71 is really all that old...but it ain't young.)
     
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    My thoughts exactly "I'm getting old".
     
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    I recall his 15 minutes of fame after he released Short People (Got No Reason To Live) here in the USA...wow...one of the most polarizing novelty songs of its decade!
     
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    I always work with spot metering so normally the face should be exposed correctly. the white balance I'm not always convinced by getting rid of the collor of the stagelight, fore me it takes out the atmosfere of a stage performence, so I try to reproduce how I remember the show.

    He is getting old , My wife asked me who it was on the pics while she knew I went to shoot his concert.
     
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    Randy Newman has been famous as a songwriter for way longer than just 15 minutes.
    Randy Newman has been a professional songwriter since 1960.
    Randy Newman is famous for the movie sound track music he composed - 20 Oscar nominations, 2 wins for Best Original Song.

    He has been awarded 3 Emmy awards, 6 Grammy awards, the Governer's Award from the Recording Academy, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
    In 2007 he was inducted as a Disney Legend.
    He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 2010.
    Randy Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
     
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    You obviously need to look up what the term, "15 minutes of fame" actually means, dude. I have not heard the guy's name mentioned out loud in over 20 years. I have not seen him mentioned in a newspaper, magazine, or on TV, nor on the internet since, well....since the 1990's were a new decade.

    Again...look up what "15 minutes of fame actually means" in the USA. He had his day in the sun, and is now pretty much washed up as a singer/songwriter/performer.

    He is currently finishing up a series of one-night shows in obscure European venues.

    There are over 2,500 stars on the Walk of Fame, including stars for fictional characters: Mickey Mouse,Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Snow White, Tinker Bell, Winnie-the-Pooh, Shrek, The Simpsons, and the Rugrats, the Munchkins, Kermit the Frog and the Muppets as a group, Big Bird, Godzilla, and three non-animated canine characters,Strongheart, Lassie, and Rin Tin Tin also have stars on the Hollywood walk of Fame.
     
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    I think most Disney/Pixar fans are quite familiar with Randy Newman. If you know the Toy Story theme, you know Randy Newman. He may not be a "Pop/Rock" superstar, but I've only ever known him as a film composer. I had no idea he had done any sort of pop music before composing.
     
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    I'm quite shore that he got some media attention when he won his oscars in 2002 for his soundtrack of Monster inq and in 2011 for Toy story 3. And it isn't because you don't know the venues in Europe that they are obscure. The Roma in Antwerp Belgium ( where I shot the pics) has a history that goes back to 1928 in the beginning Cinéma and theatrehall and from the 70ties as a rock and pop temple where Lou reed, Iggy pop, Ry Cooder, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richards...... passed trough
     

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