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Style wondered if any of his late heroes left any cool songs unrecorded... They did.
From the author of "Ain't Got No Cigarettes - Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller" comes the first of its kind CD project inspired from experiences writing the book... "Cutting Room Floor"

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WINTER 2013

We invite the world to follow the ranting of Lyle E Style on Twitter: @mrestyle

If you are getting married in Winnipeg or anywhere in Manitoba, consider doing it with Style by having Lyle perform a custom marriage ceremony for you. Style is a Manitoba Marriage Commissioner, aka "Justice of the Peace" with well over a decade of experience doing his part to help people live happily forever after. For bookings or more info, contact mrestyle@shaw.ca.

Lyle


Mr. E Style is proud to announce the birth of his 2nd boychild Blake Levon who was born in January 2013. Rumors were flying around the child’s name. Style clarified "The idea that I would name my son ‘Gangnam Style’ is ridiculous, we never considered that name, ever. His name came from a Hogan’s Heroes type of dream I had of a German sergeant yelling [phonetically] ‘Bla-keh-Lee-Von-Schteel’, I woke up with it ringing in my head and my wife actually liked the name when I started imitating the German voice from my dream when I woke up. My Ukrainian name is ‘Levko’, so it kind of fit the Levon thing. He’s a great kid, we’re very grateful and happy to have him."
Blake


Ozzy

Style was excited to tell us "My first boychild started kindergarten this year. It’s an emotional thing to walk a child to the bus stop for the first time.


Tears built up as I watched him go on the bus until I heard the bus driver say to him ‘Say goodbye to your Grandpa’."




It’s been a year now since we lost the great Bill Dees. "I don’t go a day without thinking of him, I think it’s been that way since the day I met him in the mid-90s. It was nice to see his passing written about online by a variety of reputable websites but it did bother me that he wasn’t acknowledged in any of the music award shows including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Bill Dees’ song he cowrote with Roy Orbison "Oh, Pretty Woman" is arguably the most recognized song in history from the first beat of the song, he should have been given the acknowledgement he deserves." Style then hung up the phone on us.

Bill Dees


Style then called us back, "Sorry about that." When we asked about Bill, he shared a few of his favorite memories. "Bill let me stay with him for months during the time I was working on the Roger Miller book. While in Branson, I got to spend a fair amount of time with Mel Tillis, when he heard I was staying with Bill, he sent an invite for him to come to a show and talked about wanting to co-write with him. We were set up with front row seats and Mel introduced us both to the crowd. The crowd was more excited that Bill was there obviously and Mel asked Bill to go on stage and ended up doing 'Oh, Pretty Woman'. It was a great experience.

Bill Dees & Jimmie Rogers


Around the same period I was lucky enough to meet with the great Jimmie Rodgers who penned one of my favorite tracks ‘It’s Over’, made famous by Elvis. As you may recall, Bill’s second biggest all-time hit with Roy Orbison was also called ‘It’s Over’ both released in the mid-60s. I was thrilled when Jimmie asked me to bring Bill over to meet him. Here I was lining up the first meeting between two awesome songwriters who had hits both by the title of ‘It’s Over’. Really, what are the odds of that happening? I had a lot of amazing experiences, plus a lot of strange ones with Bill Dees. I never met anyone on the planet like him. He really should have been on a reality show although I don’t know if people would have believed it was real!"


September 7, at three in the morning, Style woke me up and said "You recording? Country music is dying a slow painful death. In June we lost Don Bowman, a great songwriter and comedian. I think he was the wittiest guy I ever met, when people describe Roger Miller to me, the closest experience I’ve ever had to that were the times I spent with Mr. Bowman. Then this August we lost two of my all-time favorite contributors to the music industry: the great outlaw Tompall Glaser and Cowboy Jack Clement. I’m grateful to both of those guys for their catalogue of work, their impact on the music industry and for the time I got to spend with both of them individually. I’ve written about both of them over the years so I don’t want to repeat myself but I have a ton of gratitude for Cowboy Jack playing songs off my Cutting Room Floor CD and for being in and talking about the Roger Miller book I wrote on his awesome radio show. Cowboy Jack had a great thing he would say ‘The world is full of problems but it has some great food’. And Tompall was something else, he had a way of wording a story unlike anyone I ever met. He’s also the guy who told Waylon Jennings at his studio "there are no clocks", with that one line, he single handed allowed an artist to create his art without pressure or studio time concerns, and look what became of it." Below is a picture of the infamous Tompall autograph with the name of his biggest hit song mistakenly written "Put Another Log In The Fire" inspiring the one-of-a-kind autograph by Willie Nelson "In The Road Again".

Tompall


Earlier this year Mindy McCready took her life. Style met up with her when he lived in Vancouver back in the late 90s. "Mindy was a nice person who gave me some career advice, for years I wondered if I did the right thing by not taking any of the advice she gave me. When I heard the way she took herself out, like something out of a dark country song, I realized it was probably best I didn’t take that advice. Although I’m sad for her and her family, I feel slightly better about the choices I made."

If Lyle were a building

The only thing dying a slower death than country music appears to be Style’s career due to his back issues from being "accidently" assaulted by an employee at Wal-Mart two years ago. "I’ve been told to pick my battles, but this one chose me. I’ve seen some slight improvements over the last few months but the amount of time and hassles I go through on a daily basis are ridiculous, an epic waste of time all because of some careless employee and a company who never stepped up and did the right thing. I’m happy Target has arrived in Canada." He went on and on but his management made us remove further comments. Kitsalano allowed us to include his closing remark on that topic, "I admire people who have careers that goes nowhere fast instead of ones that goes nowhere very slowly. I’ve been in the biz for over 20 years and look at me, it’s sad what’s happened."


At an afternoon show for the Kidney Foundation Fundraiser in April, Lyle shared a story that did not go over well with the crowd about what happened when he took his son swimming to a public pool outside of Winnipeg. He told of how he went up the waterslide with his son and when he looked down at the people in the pool he witnessed a woman’s boob fall out of her bathing suit.

"She quickly tucked it back in and looked around to see if anyone saw. I have felt bad ever since that I didn’t go up and tell her that I indeed saw her boob because she’ll spend the rest of her life wondering if anyone did. Wondering can be a painful thing."



"I Can Change" is rumored to be the latest project on the goal list of Mr. Style. It’s been overheard that it will be an 18 all original track whistling album which comes as a shock to the staff of Electric Recordings as no one has seen him whistle in public before.


If you’re interested in backing a Style project, he is still sitting on the very solid "Behind Of His Time" CD project featuring some of his best songs he ever wrote including a new one about the love of Salvador Dali and Gala. "I don’t feel right going on Kick Starter begging for money, if anyone wants to do a cool project with me that likely won’t make money, contact mrestyle@shaw.ca"

Jonathon Pylypchuk

Style met up with his good friend, the ever talented Jonathon Pylypchuk this summer. There have been whispers of collaboration on an upcoming project but when we asked for more information, we were told that it was not our concern as to what the two may or may not be working on.


Dylan ElectricRecordings.com has been a target of a major hack which caused havoc for months. Strangely the hack consistently kept removing the last news’ update regarding the Bob Dylan show/experience that was written about. Many other areas of the site were destroyed as well but the consistent Dylan thing raised a red flag, perhaps a fanatic? Style commented "you learn to dislike people real quick when you come across hackers and online thieves. 2013 was the worst for online experiences I’ve ever had, getting hacked as well as scammed by some con-artists based out of Lithuania. Why they would target me, a guy who’s just trying to make ends meet so I can feed my kids, who in the hell knows? The amount of time and money put into fixing the mess they introduced was a sick, painful lesson. Because of my back issues costing me loss of income, I’ve had to put a lot of my stuff up for sale any by doing that, a person learns that there are no shortage of nuts out there judging others, wasting my time by not showing up to pick something up or just by emailing me to tell me they can buy the same thing cheaper somewhere else in the world. It takes everything I have not to put them in their place but I bite my tongue for the safety of my family. Whomever came up with those Georgia Guidestones is starting to make a lot of sense after interacting with some of the people I’ve had the unfortunate experience to interact with."

Cash Face


On a recent radio interview Style commented one of his biggest regrets was wanting to "find out how that guy met those kids’ mother. Nine years I’ve wasted watching that show every week. I could have used that time to write music but no, the bastards hooked me. Finally this season, they are revealing how that guy met her but I stopped caring after the last awful season finale. I don’t have it in me anymore, the How I Met Your Mother people killed the part of me that cared."

Billy Sandord

Style has been making an effort to meet up with old friends when he can. He met up with Billy Sanford, famed session guitar player and touring musician for Don Williams. "I wish I could have been behind Billy Sanford’s eyeballs. He played with Roy Orbison, Elvis and every other big name from the greatest times in Country Music and Rock and Roll. He’s played on countless songs coming up with guitar licks that he forgot he even came up with that other musicians spend years trying to learn how to play. I consider myself real blessed to spend time with him and hear his great stories."

Dwight & Lyle

Don Williams Style also met up with Dwight Yoakam in a stop in Winnipeg and Merle Haggard’s crew on the opening of a new tour in Minneapolis.


"It’s important to see these guys when you can. To hear Merle Haggard was reading and enjoying my book is an amazing honor. He’s is an unreal talent that gets better with age, I’ve never heard anyone present words out of their mouth the way he does. He blows me away with his singing."




After some 25 years of shouting requests out at concerts, Style finally had one played. During a gap at the Don Williams show, Style shouted "She Never Knew Me". Don Williams answered "Well, that’s sad man!" An uncomfortable minute of silence went by where Style admitted he felt bad but then Don went into the rarely performed song. "It could have been a studio take, what a voice!" After the clapping he yelled out "Thank you!" and the gentle giant responded with a deep "You’re welcome". Don Williams always puts on a great show, if you get a chance to see him, you need to go!


Baba

Style was seen with his one of his all time favorite people, his Baba who is celebrating her 90th birthday this November.



"She’s one of the greatest people I’ve ever met, I love that woman. No one can make me laugh and smile like she does. She has a better sense of humor at 90 than most people I know."




Style was recently seen in Saskatchewan for Thanksgiving at the Painted Hand Casino having their Thanksgiving buffet. "I wondered why there was no pumpkin pie or turkey to be found, then, it was pointed out to me that Thanksgiving is not a favorite holiday celebrated by Aboriginal people."

Style recently was invited to attend an "auspicious occasion" but declined, later we found out because of not knowing what "auspicious" meant. Instead, that very day, he went to a numerologist who informed him that had he been born just 72 hours later than he was, he would have achieved success and riches beyond his wildest dreams. At first finding this out, he didn’t speak to his mother for a few days but has since looked for other things to do with that information.

Elis

Lyle has officially outlived Elvis Presley.

"I’m older than Elvis was when he died and I’ve only achieved the level of success he did up to the moment of him about to open the front door for the first time at Sun Studio in Memphis" Style said as he poured himself three fingers of scotch.





There has been talk that Style is the guy responsible for the coining the "col" text message response when receiving a text message that someone died. "I don’t think I’ll make any money off it but I’m happy to be acknowledged for it" he responded in an email.

Cooperstown Dog


Earlier this year it was reported that Celebrity Net Worth estimated Lyle E Style was worth "$1250". Style commented "I wonder how they figured that out? And, shouldn’t I be on wanna-be-celebrity net worth? I don’t consider myself a celebrity."


The Blake Train


We will end this year’s News with an original Lyle E Style quote that can be used with credit but will likely be stolen:

"The past
is the price you paid
for this moment
so make the most of it."





On behalf of Lyle, his immediate family and select staff of Electric Recordings, all the best to you and yours this Christmas, all-round Holiday Season, in 2014 and always!


WINTER 2012-13

If you can handle it, we welcome you to follow Lyle on Twitter @mrestyle

Bill Dees It’s with great sadness we pay our respect to the man responsible for getting Style down the road he is on. Our friend Bill Dees passed away on October 24, 2012. “It hit me hard when I found out about his health crisis. It hurt to see him go through what he had to but every time I spoke to him since I found out the diagnosis, he seemed to ease me through his pain and never complained. Bill was a fun guy, had an inspiring personality and was a multitalented man. There is so much amazing material he wrote that was never recorded, luckily many tunes were. He must have written over a thousand songs. He lived an epic life and I have an immeasurable amount of respect for him. When I felt at my lowest, all I had to do was pick up the phone and he’d brighten up my day. He always seemed to be in a good mood and made time for people. His door was always open for me and I’ll always be grateful for knowing him, writing with him, to have him as a mentor and a dear friend. He always amazed me by his outlook on life and by his amazing talents. Bill inspired me, entertained me, made me laugh, sometimes shake my head, and when I heard the news that he was gone, he made me cry.” Style has a blog written about him in the Piece of Mind Blog section of the website. “I could go on for hours about the times I had with Bill, I’ve never met anyone like him and the times we spent together were some of the most memorable ones in my life.” Pictured above is from their first writing session together outside his house in ’96. Below is some raw footage from Style’s personal home movies from their last visit in Branson in 2011 with Bill playing on Lyle’s guitar. Bill could sit for hours playing and never come close to running out of great songs (you can see clips of him playing from daylight to darkness in this video which was like most of the great times Lyle spent with him).


Style met up with country music legend Roy Clark when he was in Winnipeg. “Roy Clark has always been good to me. He’s a true music legend and a super nice guy. It shows what kind of a stand-up guy he is as he still did the Canadian tour despite having multiple serious surgeries before hitting the road. I’ve got a lot of respect for him, you can tell he was having a rough time but still gave his best. I’ve seen him many times over the years and this was definitely a memorable show. Hell, he even did the amazing rare track called ‘Right or Left at Oak Street’, that’s worth the ticket right there.”

Roy Clark


AJ



It’s been made apparent that some people are quite concerned about the content of this website.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite the weak at heart to click the “x” in the upper right hand corner of your screen if you aren’t prepared for the terrible things that lay waiting in these pages. Style barked when asked for comment, “If I’m offended by something I see or hear, I don’t look or I stop listening. To anyone that knows me, I have a sarcastic sense of humor. I shouldn’t have to put a disclaimer next to everything I say or write that is meant as such. I’m in my forties and receiving lectures, it’s ridiculous.”




Style has become a Godfather for the fifth time. No details or photos related to this event are being released to the public.


Many people have been sending the office emails checking on Mr. Style to check with him to see how he was doing in the face of a tumultuous year. He simply answered “How I’m doing completely depends on who I am talking to”.


Banned from the Opry??

Style at the Opry

Style’s plan to cause controversy on the Grand Ole Opry stage is likely the reason his invite to play the famous institution never came. “I sang on the Opry stage twice however nobody was in the crowd. Where I think it all went downhill was when I started to look for a partner in crime to play my girlfriend. My plan… on my first public performance on the Opry, I was going to stop mid-way through a song, call out my girlfriend, and propose to her, then have her say ‘no’. She would leave embarrassed and crying and I’d be left awkwardly finishing a song. I think what likely happened was when I was putting this together, I asked the wrong girl to play my girlfriend, she worked at the Country Music Hall of Fame and seemingly leaked my plans to the powers that be at the Opry. I should have known there was a close connection. Although I’ve never gotten anything in writing, I’ve got a strong feeling I’m banned from ever performing there because of what would have been an infamous performance.”


Waylon Shirts! Waylon Rules! About 20% of Style’s wardrobe is Waylon Jennings related clothing, belt buckles, shirts and hats. There’s a new company looking after his merchandise that is worth checking out www.waylonshop.com Style has consistently looked at Waylon Jennings as the ultimate hero in the music industry, he was a great songwriter, amazing singer, was nice to his fans, had a great crew and band behind him who treated people with respect. There’s a new Waylon release called “Goin’ Down Rockin’” that is awesome, it actually features a few previously unreleased songs that Lyle was plugged for “Cutting Room Floor”. Lyle’s version of the unreleased Waylon Jennings song “Ain’t That A Hoot” is still the only version available. “The coolest thing about Waylon’s new album was that he went into the studio to record acoustic tracks that could be worked on and released after he was gone. He was looking after his band and fans by leaving this amazing gift. The last time I saw Waylon, he was in rough shape after his stroke but still performing as best he could, which for the record was f*c$ing amazing despite not being able to play guitar like he used to. He did those last tours to keep people working and for the pleasure of his fans. And as a fan, I’m grateful for it on many levels. I wish there were more folks like ol’ Waylon in this world.”


Style didn’t realize how low he was on the ladder of humanity until he met Bob Dylan’s tour manager. After getting a subscription to satellite radio, Style started to listen to Bob Dylan’s radio show and realized his book on Roger Miller was filled with little known facts and tidbits about multiple recording artists and songs that Mr. Dylan may have found interesting since he shares those kinds of things before each song on his radio show. “I’ve met dozens of tour managers over the years but no one has come close to the level of rudeness and aloofness as did that guy. By introducing myself, I got the reaction as though I was asking him to personally pay off my mortgage. I’ve never felt like quitting the entertainment industry more than I did after meeting the guy without a name and claimed to not be who I knew he was. I get the privacy thing but to be lied to, talked down to and put in your place for introducing yourself is a bit extreme. I just left, it’s not worth it. I could feel the hatred towards me for being alive, I’m surprised he didn’t tell me to go find my mother and slap her in the face for having me.”


Dylan

When asked how the Bob Dylan concert was, Style said “Off the record, Dylan’s voice sounded good from what I could hear of it. I’m guessing his sound guy went deaf years ago because whoever was mixing sound did a pretty poor job. Dylan’s piano was full blast and out of tune, you could barely hear him sing and the band was lost behind the piano. I was pumped about the show because I had 2nd row dead center seats on the floor but it became an obstructed view seat because Dylan had his crew place a mirror in front of him so you couldn’t see him behind the piano for 90% of the show. It was sort of deep on a level because what we see in Dylan is a reflection of ourselves however on the other level of paying $133 a seat to see him, it was insulting. He is on a playing field all of his own. I saw Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ earlier this year at the same ticket price and there was zero comparison, you can tell Roger Waters cared about sound and the audience’s experience. When you hear the saying ‘singer/songwriter’ you think of Bob Dylan. He’s had his songs recorded by Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, countless others including all the biggest names in entertainment, you’d think that would make a person happy, it appears it doesn’t. I’m not sure why he keeps playing as he doesn’t seem to care about the sound, acknowledge the crowd, provide a jumbo video screen so everyone can see him, he doesn’t play what people want to hear, or provide even enough light on stage for people to see him in the first place. It’s unfortunate, he’s one of the coolest looking people on the planet next to Harry Dean Stanton and Alice Cooper, I just wish you could actually see him when you pay to go and see him.”


Style has officially met all of his living heroes! The only living hero he never met was Bob Dylan. Did he meet the man of mystery? No, after Mr. E’s experience trying to give him a book and after seeing the show, things have changed. “I am still a fan and find him quite fascinating, I just think that heroes should be people that you’d like to be like and from the attitude of his staff and the indifference to the crowd and effort put into the performance, I found it insulting as a fan and it’s hard to have a hero who comes off that way. That’s just my opinion, which as with all opinions means little to nothing at all.”



2012 has been a rough year on Mr. E Style as the majority of his time has been dealing with back pain from being “accidently” assaulted at Walmart by an employee last November. Instead of creating, he’s had to attend about a hundred related medical appointments this year alone and spend hours on pain management daily having precious little time or creative energy to do what he loves to do. As a mediocre Christmas gift to all who are interested, Style’s manager Johnny Kitsalano posted a half assed video for Style’s song “Christmas” as available on iTunes and the “Cutting Room Floor” CD. Style sends his apologies for not being able to work on or release any projects since the incident that took him down. He also wanted us to remind you all to shop responsibly, “All I wanted to do was buy a pair of winter boots for my kid and it cost me over a year of my life. Please be careful where you shop knowing that they can get away with seriously injuring you through their neglect and claim no responsibility leaving the burden on your shoulders in every aspect. Learn from my mistake.”


It’s with great anticipation that we will be meeting Pipsqueak Style (name subject to change) in the weeks to come.


Merry Christmas from the Styles

On behalf of Style, his immediate family and the staff at Electric Recordings, we hope each and every one of you have a great and safe Christmas and/or Holiday Season along with the best New Year ever. We look forward to referring to the Mayans as just people who couldn’t be bothered finishing what they started because they knew they’d be dead anyway by December 21, 2012 and not people who knew something we didn’t, or worse, not even being here to refer to them at all. Just to be safe, we recommend everyone to say your prayers, back up your data, buy bottled water and stock your shelves. Good luck, thanks for the memories and stay safe!


SUMMER/FALL 2012

Feel way better about your own life by following Mr. E Style on Twitter: @mrestyle

Getting married in Manitoba? Do it with Style! Lyle is a marriage commissioner with over a decade of experience solemnizing marriages in Manitoba. Contact mrestyle@shaw.ca

It’s a thrill to hear Style now being played on Outlaw Radio! We’re all super excited that he has been featured on his all time favorite radio show “The Cowboy Jack Clement Show” out of Nashville on Outlaw Radio Channel 60 on Sirius/XM. Not only are Alamo Jones and Cowboy Jack playing the music, they’ve been chatting about him, his music and Roger Miller book on air.


Style’s book “Ain’t Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller” is now an E-Book! Check your local e-store to get it for your device or here! If you’d prefer a hard copy, you can buy the now collector’s item here. The book has been averaging for over $200 a copy on Amazon.com but you can still get them here for a fraction of that price plus Style would be happy to sign it for you. Judging on his health lately, signed copies won’t be available long and will only increase in value. Invest in a copy today!

Style is excited to announce the coming of another child of his into the world. “I’m looking forward to meeting Pipsqueak face to face as are my wife and very excited soon-to-be big brother Austin. Parenthood is the most awesome thing I’ve experienced, or at least in my top ten. My boychild makes me smile everyday when he reminds me that no one misses me when I’m not there.”

Style recently got to catch up with his school days’ best bud/current world renowned artist Jon Pylypchuk. The two spent the better part of their teens together in junior high and even the minor seminary St. Vladimir’s College. Pylypchuk moved to Los Angeles and has art showings all around the world while Style lives in Winnipeg dreaming of Disneyland and has showings all over his house. Check out the genius of Pylypchuk here.

Jon Pylypchuk & Style

Our thoughts and prayers go out for our dear friend Bill Dees who is battling some health issues. Lyle was staying with him in Branson when he brought a gold fish back to life after being dead out of the water for nearly a day so if anyone can beat a health crisis, it’s Bill. Bill is an amazing talent and has written some of the most amazing music ever written. Lyle often talks about how “Oh, Pretty Woman” is the most perfect song ever written as it’s recognizable from the first drum beat, an amazing unforgettable guitar rift, a great story, hook and has the perfect musical ending. Bill has so many other amazing songs he’s written that the world has yet to hear. Here’s a photo from last summer of Bill singing a song on Lyle’s “Behind of his Time” guitar during a visit to Branson.
Bill Dees

Style is still recuperating from being viciously assaulted at a Wal-Mart in Winnipeg. Last November, he took the family to the store when he was nailed from behind into his leg and lower back by a stack of shopping carts that an employee was carelessly pushing into the store slamming right into him resulting in chronic pain and immense discomfort affecting many areas of his life. “It really sucks, I never even got an apology, the company has been awful to deal with and the last nine months of my life has been centered around trying to get better by seeing all sorts of doctors and physical therapists. They offered me a settlement that was so insulting that it wouldn’t even cover my medical expenses not to mention pain, severe sleep issues, loss of work and so on. I’m sickened how a customer could go into a business and then be assaulted by one of their employees and then they demand that customer to fork out their entire life’s medical history and all sorts of personal information and have it all end with an insult to injury. I hope people learn from this incident and act accordingly. I wish I stayed at home that night or shopped somewhere else.”

It’s uncertain if it was from his being assaulted but Style spent two days in the hospital in May from severe stomach and back pains. “They call it Manitoba Health ‘Care’ but I personally find no one really cares. Unless you have a cut, something fell off your body or you broke a bone, the best you can hope for is an educated guess, after a ten hour wait in the emergency room, of course. I had all sorts of invasive tests, procedures and biopsies and everything came back inconclusive. So to answer your question, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me.”

In efforts to lower his back pain and get his cholesterol under control, Style has been exercising much to everyone’s surprise. “I’ve been concerned about my longevity lately since I’m now 41 years old and I was recently reminded that I had a mid-life crisis in my early 20s.” He has made one fascinating medical discovery through his efforts in working out: “exercise is the easiest thing a person can quit cold turkey”.

During a recent visit to massage therapy, Style claims the therapist found a previously undiscovered birthmark on his back that says “best before dec 99”.

With great regret, Style is looking for a new record label after the closing of Absurd Machine Records. “I feel like a child who is responsible for his parent’s divorce. I know the success of ‘Cutting Room Floor’ has been underwhelming at best but I was looking forward to starting a new CD called ‘Behind of his Time’ hoping that it would be more lucrative for all of us. It came as a big surprise that they shut the doors down. It’s sad, the studio was awesome, the guys are amazing and I was really hoping for a long working relationship with them. They’re all still friends of mine and I wish them all great success in their next ventures and apologies my project didn’t make anyone rich.”

With word of a lost record deal, Style is still writing and has been busy convincing himself that he’d be a successful writer and singer of songs if only he were in his 20s in Nashville in the 1960s. His wife keeps telling him that no matter how many bottles of Highland 12 year old scotch he drinks, it’s likely to never happen.


Here’s an interesting insider business tidbit: Style sat down with his accountant earlier this year to figure out that his cost to attain a new customer (based on CD sales) since he started in the music business: $11,276.73 per CD sold.

According to a recent online study, our Lyle E Style is the only person in North America who does not correct people when they call him by the wrong name. He claims that it’s because he doesn’t even know who he really is so who is he to correct them.

Style was relieved this past New Years Eve that Dick Clark was alive after being told a week earlier that he had passed away. He was sad over Christmas hearing that a good man done gone, then he started his new year off great knowing that Dick Clark did not die, then, a few months later, he relived his pain when in fact he did pass away. Style has always been grateful for the time he spent with him and his participating in the Roger Miller book project.

Style has been receiving some criticism from the public on his point of view on UFOs “I’m convinced that the vast majority of real UFOs are made to look exactly like airplanes. I’ve had this theory for over two decades. I heard that approximately one in every 400 planes sited in North America are not known who they are. I hypothesize that those are UFOs. I also hypothesize that almost everything we experience in life is the placebo effect.”


Septoplasty




Prior to his septoplasty surgery, the surgeon told him that he had a one in ten chance of not waking up from the surgery. Style said he’d still go through with it when he found out the surgeon had only done nine surgeries so far that week. Luckily the surgery went well.“I’m happy I had it done before I got my wife pregnant, I was having major breathing problems, thank God the baby won’t inherit that issue now”.





Mr. E Style is not a smoker and is often offended while walking in public and having smoke blown in his face by an inconsiderate human however during a recent trip to the Mall of America, he was encouraged to give the “electric cigarette” a try and is now addicted to it. He said the only replacement for the electric cigarette is to start smoking real cigarettes which he finds to be a disgusting alternative so he keeps sucking on the electric one instead.

Style recently purchased a iPad but claims to be disappointed in it because “every time I do the voice recognition search for ‘Winnipeg’, it comes up as ‘what a fag’ and I end up getting offended and just put it away.”

Style’s photo of Alice Cooper in his top hat is number one in Google Images (Alice Cooper Hat) among many other search engines! It’s no secret that Alice has been one of Style’s biggest influences and remains one of his all time favorite artists ever. To celebrate the brilliance of The Coop, Style has agreed us to post some more of his photos from his private collection that he personally took.

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper


Finally in News: Style claims to have discovered the long sought after secret to happiness! “The secret to happiness is low expectations and to never judge”.

We all hope you are having a fantastic and safe 2012! We continue to hope that the Mayans just got lazy towards the end and just said “to hell with it” and that’s the reason the Mayan Calendar ends this year. And if not, good luck and thanks for doing it with Style!


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Style is scheduled for Septoplasty surgery on November 29th, if he lives; he is hoping the result is a singing voice that people will take interest in. He also told us that he’s going for surgery at this point in his life because wants to get his breathing fixed right in case he has more children as he doesn’t want them to inherit that problem.

Style’s comments to his professors at the University of Manitoba and on the University institution in general were ill received resulting in him not being welcome at his own graduation earlier this year. His invite to attend the convocation ceremony never arrived and he did not even find out when it was until after the fact. Style was quite upset as he purchased a new cane, old-man glasses and a pipe to wear to the ceremony. “The whole time I was taking those brutal classes I visualized myself accepting my diploma as a grumpy old man and cherishing the resulting photo for years to come. Not being invited was the ultimate slap in the face. The funny thing is they claimed they couldn’t find me to invite me to my grad yet since I graduated, I’ve been contacted by them many times asking for donations!”

Since Style still has no clue what he will be doing with his Bachelor of Arts degree, he has expressed interest IF he goes back to get an official doctorate that he will be studying why people don’t hiccup or sneeze in their sleep along with a thesis determining whether if a person inhales or exhales at the exact moment they fall asleep if they are inevitably destined to have a good dream or a bad dream. The staff here, (as always) wish him luck with his ventures.

On a trip to Branson this summer, Style encountered a day from hell thanks to brutal customer service at the Holiday Inn in Sioux City. It was obvious Style was heading South yet the front desk staff neglected to tell him the Interstate was closed from Sioux City to the Missouri border which led to a full day of back and forth detours, a major speeding ticket while lost on the back-roads somewhere in Montgomery County Iowa and a day lost that was to be spent in Kansas. On the way back, Style purposely avoided Sioux City by going through Des Moines and there, had his vehicle vandalized by someone throwing a full can drink over an overpass on the Interstate going 65 miles an hour. “Iowa taught me a lot of painful lessons and how ten seconds of customer service could have saved hundreds of dollars, hundreds of miles, and hours upon hours of time. Next time I go down South, I’m planning on driving around Iowa. I used to love that State and Holiday Inns but I feel betrayed and it’s clear that they certainly don’t love me.”

Style felt welcome as soon as he arrived in his old stomping grounds of Branson, Missouri when he saw a protester on the main strip with a sign and shirt saying "Country Music Is A Front For The Drug Cartel". Style spent weeks trying to find that person again without any luck. He apologizes for not having a photo with him made available to the public.

Style and his family had a great visit in Branson spending time with his good friend songwriting legend, Bill Dees (photo above with Style’s son Austin), Buck Trent (brutal photo of Lyle below with the great man) and the amazing Mickey Gilley (pics even more below). Unknown to Style at the time, Mr. Gilley had a bad fall leaving him unable to play piano and performing now on an office chair. Mr. Gilley still put on a hell of a show and sounds as good as ever. We all wish him a speedy recovery and express much gratitude for meeting with Lyle and his family before the show, introductions during the concert and treating them to drinks with him after at Gilley’s restaurant.


One of the main purposes of Style heading to Branson was to meet up with Jim Stafford to discuss a future book project that he had the inside connection for, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the project will turn out. Style won’t say what the project was about but with some research on Jim Stafford, the office staff has figured out. When we guessed correctly, Style threatened to have Johnny Kitsalano fire us if we reprint it. Instead he told us to say that Style remains a big fan of Jim Stafford’s and that he has a huge impact with what Jim told Style regarding the music industry’s struggles these days. Mr. Stafford told Style “The problem with the music business is that it’s never been more fun to stay at home.” It was an “ah-ha” moment for Style and apparently has since felt better about his mediocre career that it’s a sign of the times and not so much that he sucks.

With Style now officially being in his forties, he has now discovered a new way to “enjoy the now” by focusing on “if he never did that specific activity again in his life, would he miss it”. The new contemplations have made him a poor dinner guest as he openly shares his view with people by saying things after being served a meal “If I never ate another piece of chicken in my life, I’d be perfectly fine with it”. Apparently of the thousands of things, places and people he’s put through this contemplation, there’s little he would miss in general.

Early this summer, a rumour went around that Style died. To this day, he has people come up and say “I thought you died!” And out of the dozens of times he’s been approached, not one person looked all that happy to see that he was alive. Style also stated “I admit I’m sad that none of those people made the effort to come to my funeral.”

Absurd Machine Studios has officially moved to their new location and Style is excited by the slight chance of doing another album with the talented crew. Style has enough songs for a box set release but would be content releasing another CD entitled Lyle E Style "Behind Of His Time". Style is encouraging all of his fans to send request directly to the record label for another release.

Canada Post has had a falling out with Electric Recordings, after being offended by some of Style’s Twitter posts, they increased their prices so that if someone purchases both a book and a CD from us, all minimal profit is eaten up through postage increase at that exact weight in an effort to put us out of business. It’s strange how sending the exact product from the USA to another state or even to Canada is well under $3 where if sent via Canada Post, it is over $16.

New inspirational interview with Style can be found here:
www.countrystartpage.com/interviews/lyleestyle.php

As a special Christmas gift to all the fine people who frequent this site, we have added even more therapeutic quotes from Mr. E Style in the quotes section. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a music fan of any genre, consider getting the highly collectable book “Ain’t Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller”. Copies are being sold for hundreds of dollars on online sites, cannot be special ordered at any bookstore as they are now out of print but limited copies are available here for a very reasonable price.

Happy Christmas from Lyle, his lovely wife Angela, their boychild Austin and all the staff at Electric Recordings! All the best to you and yours in every way possible right now and always. Let’s hope the Mayans were wrong about 2012…


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