New Song Lampoons America's TV Culture

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The first single from John Romano's forthcoming CD "Evolution" lampoons the TV culture of modern America. The song is entitled "TV Song" and it may soon be stuck in your head or on your TV set.

The first single from John Romano's forthcoming CD "Evolution" lampoons the TV culture of modern America. The song is entitled "TV Song" and it may soon be stuck in your head or on your TV set.

The lyrics, written at the microphone in one take by Mr. Romano, evoke Eric Burden meets Denis Leary meets Better Than Ezra. "The song doesn't knock anyone, heck, I'm part of what I'm singing about. However, the song does poke fun at the role TV plays in our lives, or better put, the trust we all have in what the boob tube tells us." Mr. Romano stated.

Produced by Canadian upstart Brian Irwin (Ty Stone, Astra Heights, Jaime Paxton) in Los Angeles, the song is unique in that Mr. Irwin limited Mr. Romano to a four take maximum on all vocal and guitar tracks. According to Mr. Irwin, "John has a great wit and spontaneity in his music that didn't come across enough on his prior CDs. Limiting the amount of takes he could do brought out some of that uniqueness."

Some of the more interesting lines from "TV Song" include Mr. Romano playing the slacker with lyrics like "Malaysia and Taiwan/ Are those real places?/ Wow, I had no idea." He gets challenging with "Is that news?/ Is someone making that up?" and playful with "You, young man, are in need of some 1850's style boredom./ Yankee doodle, roodle, poodle, moodle, soodle."

Playing a slacker has been easy for Mr. Romano, who spent most of his twenties hanging out in the New York and Los Angeles' hipster scenes. "TV is still the center of American life. It may not be forever but it still keeps us tuned in." Mr. Romano said. He may not be able to slack much more, as several major labels have approached him and his management team about a wide release of the song and his new CD entitled "Evolution." "We have met with a few folks and may sign a deal. We just want to make sure we have the right partner in place." Asked whether he'd welcome a bidding war between record companies, Mr. Romano relates, "Bidding war? Just give us a label that sees my music the way we do."

As catchy as "TV Song" is, Mr. Romano better be careful or he may become part of the TV culture he so playfully derides. As the song goes "TV will show you where to go/ TV is all you need to know."

A preview of "TV Song" by John Romano is available at http://www.johnnyrome.com/tvsong.html or http://www.myspace.com/johnnyrome. Mr. Romano's second CD "Evolution" will be available on itunes September 26, 2006. A CD release party is planned at the world famous "The Gig" on Melrose in Hollywood on September 27, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

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