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Hillary Blaze cousin(late Santo Napoli)NEXT album

I remember there was a BEatles joke around the studio. joe paul sandy and jimmy..where's Ringo?

I remember this one! Very RUSH like, the WHO. and with his Bowie type sound, it was mindblowing SciFi psych songs.

I didn't know these songs word for word, like I did with Paper Garden. Paper Garden was like a lucky charm, i played it so much it never left my head.

So, someone filed a copyright complaint and PaperGarden is no longer on youtube. 

I found Hillary Blaze searching for a way to buy PaperGarden. 

So here's Sandy looking all Ziggy Stardust on the cover and singing with that smexy voice I will NEVER forget, all OVER this album. Amazeballs, everyone I've ever known who has any musical talent, Evolves. this evolution is so interesting.


the style is a complete turn to RockyHorror Picture show era, Bowie , sexy rock, away from the sitar and keyboards  and onto more electric guitars and more trippy lyrics. 

I speak to my cousins on the Italian side alot now. It's amazing how I found 2 of them just in time to understand more about my kidney disease, but would have been great if we had been in touch years ago. Maybe Sandy would have known more and been able to get treatment. Genetic testing has revealed a connective tissue defect -and each of us is effected differently. This is why knowing your heritage is important not only to understand your tribe but for health reasons.

so, heres another visit to Sandy's Music collection, 

Sandy was one of my heroes. Was more of an uncle than a cousin .being an adult when I was born, he was a mentor.

love you Sandy

"Oh yes, I love you All" - Sandy Michael Napoli ..His lyrics. I'm now deadset on saving the money to Order a remastered copy of both Paper Garden and Hillary Blaze 

Rest In peace, Beautiful Man. A heart of an artist is always gentle and strong at the same time.


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Comment by NatureJunkie on January 1, 2019 at 8:18pm

I'm a little bit confused. Was Hillary Blaze your cousin Sandy?

A lot of things that get bumped off YouTube for copyright reasons get posted again by others on different channels. I just did a search and I found that the betty23533 channel ( has posted each track from the Paper Garden album on her channel. You won't find the whole album by doing a search on Paper Garden, but only by searching each song title, or by clicking on the Videos tab of the betty23533 channel.

If you do a Google search on MP3 Converter, you'll find a lot of web sites that will extract the sound track of a YT video and load it into your iTunes or whatever music program you use. But be careful which converter site you choose. Also these converter sites pop up and disappear quickly. Check them out first with Norton ( to be sure they're safe. An MP3 won't be the highest quality sound you could obtain by ordering remastered copies of the original recordings, but they'd be worth having until the better copies are available for you.

Comment by ThatGirl on January 3, 2019 at 12:10am

 NatureJunkie - Thank you for ALL the tips. I will definitely try them to get copies of Sandy's songs. On your confusion- Sandy and his band rebranded the band with a new name "Hillary Blaze" when they changed their style to be more like RUSH and Bowie-ish influenced. I guess they just didn't feel 'Paper Garden" fit without the psychedelic Beatles feel..I wish they hadn't changed it but i understand why. 

Glad to see you. Always good to make contact when people have time to come together here. Hope your New year was a good hopeful celebration. We All deserve a better 2019 and I have a warm feeling . we are going to be seeing great change...or maybe it's just me because I can't take it anymore...shhh..don't tell. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on January 29, 2019 at 1:44pm

TG, I have found a place where you can download the Paper Garden album as MP3s, for free. Does your local public library subscribe to Freegal? If so, just log in to your library account and then log in to Freegal. Do a search on Paper Garden and you're there! You can download 3 to 5 songs each week, depending on your library's subscription.

If your library doesn't subscribe, try to find out if other libraries within your driving distance do--it would be well worth making a trip to obtain a library card for it.

If no library in your vicinity subscribes to Freegal, PM me. I can download the songs myself and email them to you.

Comment by ThatGirl on February 1, 2019 at 4:23pm

 NatureJunkie  - finally gonna try that RIGHT NOW..they don't subscribe-very out of touch county. The nearest county with access seems to be NOrthern VA where people are alive! 

 but Im going to search for a way to get personal access. thank you for the suggestion. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on February 2, 2019 at 10:20pm

Check your inbox, girl. I just sent you a message. I think I can get you the files this week.


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