|Newsletter Issue #1||pauladandrea.com|
Rock Star Monday
`Get Yer Ya–Ya’s Out!´
this debut edition, let’s take a look at
Born December 5, 1932, Richard Wayne Penniman was a pioneer in his field – an influence for manystars to come.’Tutti-Frutti’, one of Penniman’s most famous songs, was an audition piece for Paul McCartney, and a successful cover for Elvis. Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello have also cited Richard Wayne Penniman as an influence in their artistry.
“Rock ‘n’ roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered me a platform to support my mama and my brothers and
sisters – twelve children.” ~ Little Richard
What is your platform?
You know that you are in your element when you speak what you feel, like a good song. How lucky was Little Richard’s family that he found music to serve as his platform and support them in the process! What are some of the ways you support those you love with your platform?
Write your lyrics & notes and sing them with passion!
What sings in your heart….. zings your soul? What message runs through your mind so strongly that you feel it in every inch of your body? How many people do you think you can help by sharing your song?
Do you serve as a mentor?
Do you extend your brilliance in mentorship or volunteerism?
Think of how many people in your community who would benefit from your skill set. One hour a month of your genius could ignite the magnificence in someone else.
Think about it.
Using everything in his environment – trains near his house, gospel music, even his own
voice – Little Richard’s style began a new era in music. Early in his career, he broke segregation barriers others hadn’t. His love of Gospel gave RISE to an impromptu
‘a cappella’…. ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom’. This became a signature shout that audiences waited to hear from Little Richard.
What’s your twist….
…. your ‘wop bop a loo bop’ – your style? What does your audience crave to hear from you?! How can you bring your uniqueness to the forefront and shine your greatness on the world?
Post your answer to any of the questions posed in this post on my FB Page
I’d love to see your response!
Rock ya self out ~ Paula