July, 2010

“Brother Can You Spare a Dime” Re-Release and On the Radio Around the World!!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

In the last few weeks Blue Planet Records has re-released my single “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”.  Thousands are on their way to radio stations in every corner of the globe. In March of last year Blue Planet Records first released this single to College Radio and National Public Radio and then to commercial radio all over the US and Canada, where it’s received continuous radio airplay.

College Radio and National Public Radio here in the states were the first to broadcast my music. I really want to thank College Radio and NPR stations all over the country for first airing my rock-n-roll remake of this classic song.  Any notoriety and air play that my music has received on commercial radio first began with College Radio and NPR. I simply would not have my music on the air anywhere without their support.

I recorded this song a few years ago, now.  I’ve played and sang it at the piano for years. The song spoke to me and my own story in a way that I haven’t been able to write in a song myself, at least not yet.

I have received comments from many of you out there listening who have reached out to me from Warsaw Poland, London England to Paris France, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal and from listeners in places in between. I guess “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” is one of those great songs allot like “Amazing Grace” that is universal and timeless in its message. 

I think this songs message is hopeful and powerful because it reminds us all that we are more alike than different. And that happiness can be a very fragile thing, no matter where you come from or what you have. And, that when times get hard as they seem be everywhere around the world right now it is our brother and our neighbor that we can truly count on.

I want to thank all of you out there for listening. I wish you everything wonderful.

 -Michael Tinholme-