ART PAUL SCHLOSSER
Biography of ART PAUL SCHLOSSER
Art Paul Schlosser (born January 4,1960 in Chicago) as Arthur P. Schlosser is an artist, cartoonist, comedian, journalist, musician, poet, singer, songwriter in Madison, Wisconsin. He plays humorous novelty, gospel, & political songs and draws cartoons currently for Madison Street Pulse Newspaper where he also summits poems and interviews people. Art Paul also has painted many different paintings and has participated in various art projects.
His mother Leona E. Wagner met his father Arthur J. Schlosser at some of the cool bars her and her friends were hanging out at.
Schlosser was named Arthur after his father and grandfather but his grandfather might have originally been named Otto but because of his German accent when he said his name they thought he said Arthur.
Art Paul Schlosser grew up listening to novelty music like Allen Sherman and Tiny Tim as well as funny songs by The Beatles and The Monkees. When Art was 11, he, his mother, and his sisters moved to Madison, Wisconsin after his parents got a divorce. As a child in Madison, his mother continued to play weird and funny songs for him, sometimes playing strange sound effects on one recorded player to go with the songs. As a teenager, Art Paul joined a work experience play group that encouraged Art to be creative. In this group, there were a couple of fans of The Beatles, one of whom encouraged Art Paul to write lyrics. It was from that time on that Art started to write. Art would listen to the Dr Demento radio show as well as other strange records that he discovered at the local library, and then try to write some lyrics he was inspired to write after listening to the songs. Also as a child he was encouraged to draw cartoons by his sister Mary.
Upon discovering that it is legal to busk on State Street, Art Paul tried it out on a warm day late in February 1986 and received a couple of dollars for his effort. Since then Art Paul has been a street musician and busker as well as an outsider artist on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin.
He usually performs his original songs or parodys on an acoustic guitar and kazoo. He also sometimes plays electronic keyboard or ukulele.
He is best known for his funny music, especially " Have A Peanut Butter Sandwich" , which made the Funny Five of the Dr Demento radio show four times in 2001 and Vote for Me/It's a Joke which was on the Funny Five of the Dr Demento radio in 2003. While he sings mostly humorous songs, Art Paul has also written on the topics of politics and religion.
In 2007 Art Paul Schlosser received a Madison Area Music Award for best compilation for his CD Art Paul Schlosser. In 2009 he won two more Madison Area Music Awards for Unique Song (" Have A Peanut Butter Sandwich, " the remix version, which was remixed by Animalien) and for Unique Album (Leftovers) .
ART PAUL SCHLOSSER's Works:
A 5 or 10 books and 42 CDs
- Simon Sparrow -new-
- A Tribute To Radio Shows Past And Presen... -new-
- All The Churches I Visited -new-
- I'm A Nice Fellow -new-
- Noises Are Loud -new-
- Roses Are Pink -new-
- Don't Wait Until I'm Dead -new-
- Habitat For Humanity -new-
- They Want To Mess Up Your Life
- Since You Left Me In The Lerk
- Welcome To Monday
- Do Something!
- Designated Boyfriend
ART PAUL SCHLOSSER Poems
I Like My Mother
There's candy Icecream Chocalate Good dreams
Pray Until You See The Sunshine On The O...
When dark clouds come You want to run You don't even know what from Well you can be afraid or you can have some fun
The Most Beautiful Poem
The most beautiful poem Could be a place where you roam Where the animals look so lovely
I Just Want To See You Smile
I just want to see you smile And laugh with you a while Maybe get a hug or two And see what's up with you
They Want To Mess Up Your Life
Mess up person wants to mess up your life They act like they love you just so they can fight They act like they will kiss you then they stab you with a knife Mess up person wants to mess up your life
A Tribute To Radio Shows Past And Presen... -new-
When I was a kid I often listen to Clyde Coffee I must admit in Madison we have had some groovy deejays on local shows Giving away things or being funny This poem is tribute to those that are here and those that did go
Jesus Is My Saviour
1.Jesus is my savior Jesus is my Lord Jesus is the Flavor A joy forever more
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord for my health I'd rather be well than sick with lots of wealth
I'M Rapping For Peace
I'm rapping for peace You'll be clapping when the war ends This is not just another speech I want everyone to be friends
The Blame Game
1.Blame it on Valentines Day Blame it on Cupid But if you were insensitive Than maybe you were the one that was stupid
By God's Grace
By God's grace I have a smile on my face By God's Love
Friendship By Art Paul Schlosser
You are really giving me reasons To look forward to the coming seasons The flowers and the changing of the leaves The snow or a hundred degrees
1.I'ld like to tell you a word or two about my faith I don't want to be angry, no I don't want to hate But if you say free speech, yeah that's what you teach Then how come every time I say Jesus, you say don't preach
U'Re The Only U That U'Ve Got
You say that you don't got alot But what you've got is what you've got Once it's gone than it's not
Jesus Is My Saviour
1.Jesus is my savior
Jesus is my Lord
Jesus is the Flavor
A joy forever more
2.People come and go
Some you never really know
But Jesus is a friend
Who's friendship never ends