• Chip Weinman
    • "Song for the Gulf"

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About Chip Weinman

When Chip Weinman decided to reinvent himself as a romantic balladeer for baby boomers, he didn’t sign up for “America’s Got Talent.” Instead, he signed up for a vocal camp run by Josh Groban’s voice teacher, where he joined 100 twenty-year-old kids — and a famous manager who told him he’d be dead before any record company could get their money back.

That was the wrong thing to say to a guy who had already lost 110 pounds and survived thyroid cancer. “I love music, and I love my wife. All we wanted was entertainment that spoke to how we feel about each other, but we didn’t find any. I couldn’t accept the notion that boomers only buy Viagra and Depends, so I created Forever Love for all of us who didn’t fall in love to Doo-Wop. It’s the first-ever pops concert for boomers instead of our parents or children.”

Now, Chip has recorded “Song for the Gulf,” a tribute to the wildlife affected by the oil spill. All the proceeds will go toward their rescue. “I won’t lie to you – I didn’t grow up a tree-hugger, and I believe we need energy. But we also need to start doing a smarter and safer job of producing it. As it is, we’re going to pay more at the pump – but these innocent animals will pay with their lives. That’s not right.”

Forever Love

I don’t lift refrigerators with my teeth. You may find that in some of the wonderful Cirq du Soleil shows, but I can’t do it. Instead, I do a reality show for boomers (the reality for boomers is that we want entertainment that makes us feel something). We’re the largest demo, and we have tons of disposable income; yet when it comes to entertainment, most boomers will tell you there isn’t much designed especially for us.

Forever Love was created by and for boomers to fill that void. The first performance was recorded live to be a pledge show for PBS stations. It will tour wherever they air it — because the more they air it, the more concert tickets they will need for their contributors.

I’m unknown, but the songs in the show are really familiar — the music you’ll remember from the time you first fell in love. If you’d like to be reminded of that time again, you’d be a great audience, and I’d love to meet you. But first, your Public TV station needs to be convinced that you’ll support Forever Love even though you’ve never heard of Chip Weinman.

That’s why I need your help. Please look at the excerpts from the show, and if you like what you see, call your local Public TV station and tell them to air Forever Love so I can come perform for you.

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