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A Song for Brunswick -Your Town Thursday [VIDEO]

This was a ton of fun to write and record, although I made so much noise doing it that people in the offices of radio station complained.  The heck with them!  I was psyched about creating a song for Brunswick NY.

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Kim’s Garth Brooks Song For Write A Song Wednesday [VIDEO]

Yet another challenge on a Wednesday.  What a way to try to get over the hump - being forced to write and perform a song in one short hour!  I'm only one man, people!  (Actually, I love doing it…) This one is for event planner Kim from Ballston Spa

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It’s ‘All About That Bank,’ Bethany! [Parody]

This one needs explanation, I know.  I feel like I'm invading someone's privacy here by talking about a personal situation, but hopefully this is comic relief for Bethany and her family's nitemare.

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32-Year-Old Song Parody About The Albany Convention Center Unearthed [AUDIO]

I was reminded of this old ditty from good friend Donna Purnomo, owner of DP's in downtown Albany. (She was my former employer!) 

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A Song From Richie Defending Upstate New York [VIDEO]

Where would you say is best place to live, work and play?  Upstate New York where is lush, green, and picturesque with clear skies and breathable air... or purgatory? (I try to be totally fair here as you can see).

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Our Last Plane Ride To Orlando Stunk – Literally. [PARODY]

We had a very uncomfortable time on a recent flight.  It stunk, frankly.  Really really stunk.  Here is my story in song parody form…. 

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Richie’s Klutzy Golf Song for the Sean and Richie Golf Tournament [VIDEO]

Golfin' ain't my cup of tea.  Each time, it's a catastrophe.  Hey - that rhymes! Maybe I can make a song out of that to promote the Sean and Richie Golf Tournament this coming Friday.  Are you going?  

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Stillwater NY Gets A Song From Richie LIVE – Your Town Thursday [VIDEO]

I did this one LIVE on the air, in real time (literally).  The information was coming in "the day of" and I had no choice. Thank God for long songs this morning so I had time to write!  Here is what I came up with, for better or worse! 

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Thank You Song For Teachers – Reading Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

All year I've been writing songs with kids.  I've loved every minute of it.  However, I wanted to do something special for the great teachers that I've met along the way, so here' s a little ditty for you folks too! 

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Richie’s Song For Rensselaer’s New Hard Rock Hotel [VIDEO][PARODY]

I had a chance to channel the ghost of "Elvis" for this one -a little ditty to commemorate the possible construction of a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Rensselaer

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Marie Curie Institute Kids’ “Summer Vacation Song” – [AUDIO]

Mrs. Giardino's 2nd graders at the Marie Curie Institute are an incredibly creative bunch.  They not only want to read books on vacation, they want to WRITE them.  Listen to music? Not enough for this bunch.  They want to WRITE songs this summer.  This is my kind of crowd!!  Here's the ditty they created while I was there

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Rhymin’ Richie Creates Perfect ‘Bro Country’ Song [AUDIO]

Thanks for that introduction, digital department! Yes, I will admit that I believe I have created a song that encompasses all of the elements contained in the current crop of "Bro Country" hits blasting out of your speakers lately.  (Hey, you've got to be able to make fun of your own, right?)

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