Monday, June 03, 2013

SOMFY meets SUNNY by Bobby Hebb Hebb Update for Monday June 3, 2013

Somfy’s On-Hold Music is Stuck in My Head

CE Pro's Editor, Jason Knott discusses
SOMFY's on-hold phone music and

Hear the Sunny/Somfy commercial here:

Somfy's twist on the classic 1960's song 'Sunny' as its on-hold phone music made me smile, and the song was stuck in my head all day. What do you use?

How do you make clients who call you feel OK about waiting on hold for a minute and give them information at the same time?

I think Somfy has figured it out. The company has a twist on the classic 1963 tune “Sunny” as its on-hold music. But instead of “Sunny,” it’s “Somfy” with some lyrics about its motorization.
Listen to this short 40-second audio clip I got recently while on hold. The lyrics don’t kick in until about the 20-second mark.

Click here to listen to Somfy’s on-hold music

By the way, according to Wikipedia, BMI ranks “Sunny” as the “25th Greatest Song of the 20th Century.” It was written by Bobby Hebb in response to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Here’s a nice video of Hebb performing the song if you want to get it stuck in your head further.


About the Author

Jason Knott, Editor, CE Pro
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

CE Pro magazine is the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business. Our readers specify and sell technology-related products to homeowners, homebuilders and SMB (small/medium business) owners.

Formerly a monthly magazine, CE Pro is now published and distributed 17 times per year. Launched in 1994, CE Pro was the first publication to address the home systems integrator channel and is widely recognized as the best publication in the category.

 we just purchased this gorgeous poster from

It is now in the official Bobby Hebb archives!

The above poster is from 1959!





Liberace recorded "Sunny", of course!

It is not in the movie, but we review

current topics on artists who have

worked with Bobby Hebb or recorded

his music!


Review: HBO’s Behind The Candelabra is 

Reduced to a National Enquirer Romp

by Joe Viglione on June 3, 2013

This is the story of Liberace by one of the strange individuals the great showman let into his life.  Everybody needs loving, but to have that much wealth, that much fame, that much power and be so unable to choose a quality companion means that the image his handlers protected so fiercely in the pianist’s heyday is reduced to a National Enquirer romp on HBO.  And a romp it is as the legacy of Liberace should be all about his showmanship flair and self-deprecating humor; his solid body of work, his television show, the millions of people that he moved with his recordings and live performances, and not the  innuendo .  Liberace is to be treated as a true Hollywood star from that bygone era Myra Breckinridge perpetually longs for.  A skilled craftsman whose flaws should be the asterisk (albeit obligatory) side-show, not he.

Read more here:

 Two more Bobby Hebb posters

Thanks to the Kardboard Kid for the images of 

these beautiful posters.  And to our webmaster 

David West.

Our copy of Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" and Gary 

DeCarlo and Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him

Goodbye" arrived from the U.K. today


Format: 7 INCH (VINYL)

Country: UK


Year: 1985

Description: SPLIT REISSUE (OG9491)

Condition (Sleeve/Disc): /EX

Gary DeCarlo will be appearing on 7-19-13

at the KOWLOON in Saugus on Route 1

along with Ian Lloyd's Stories.

It is Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

along with Brother Louie... plus a very
possible special special guest! signing
books downstairs

Friday July 19, 2013
The Kowloon Restaurant
Ian Lloyd's Stories meet's
Gary DeCarlo's STEAM 

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