Category Archives: Ray’s News

News about what’s going on with me these days.

Ray’s Jingles from upstate NY

In 1989, after college, I moved to Auburn, NY and started a jingle business. It was not entirely successful but I got to meet a lot of friendly people and wrote a bunch of music in 30 and 60 second intervals.

My buddy, Tony (also my roommate in college), was my business partner and I must have hit 200 businesses that first summer just drumming up some work. He came across some of the jingles and sent them along to me.

I had a few interested parties and came up with some little ditties. Here are the jingles for Strathmore Paints, The Owasco Mariner, Fayetteville Dodge and Chubby’s Restaurant. All from the upstate NY area around Auburn.

I don’t think these are all of them but just what was laying around, somewhere.. Keep in mind that they are jingles. I had to leave sometimes 20 whole seconds for talking. :)

WARNING: You may find yourself hankering for a hot dog from The Owasco Mariner or a hot new Dodge Truck from Fayetteville Dodge.

I Know Why – 1988

I stumbled across a song demo from the late 80s as I was poking around my website. I figured I would make a new post and share it with you.

It’s called, “I Know Why.” After a listen, you may understand why it never hit the charts. Lol. It’s a pretty rough first draft of the song and there are a few hiccups but it’s worth a laugh. :)

This was produced by my buddy, Tony Daddabbo and features some great musicians. If I am not mistaken, I hear the guitar playing of Harold Greene on this one.

Ray Pasnen – Live in Bermuda – FREE

For a limited time only! Take it easy for an hour or so and give a listen to an evening of music from The Swizzle Inn in Bermuda circa 1999. Just me and a guitar, a few friends and a lot to drink.

*please be advised that there is some adult content on the album. It is not intended for children. It is an evening in a club known for its debauchery and late night dancing. :)

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The album is set to automatically play in its entirety. If you would like to stop that, just click the (infinity) button on the player!

If you would like to contribute a little something to my tip cup, just click the paypal link!

Ray takes a brief hiatus

Hi, everyone.

I am currently taking the Coronavirus unscheduled time off to rest and catch up on some much needed sleep. I may need to be taught again how to party when this thing is over. I can’t even remember when I had my last beer. LOL.

My schedule will remain open until we are told that it is safe to go back to work.

From my family to yours, we hope you stay safe and positive!

Go listen to some free music! Albums and live performances!

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Ray Pasnen Live Im Fiasko Hannover 15.12. 17:30

Fiasko Cafe Kneipe
Wilhelm-Bluhm-Str.40, 30451 Hannover, Germany


Sunday at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
6–8°C Rain Showers

Ray Pasnen aus den USA spielt Live-Musik im Fiasko.

Wie von unsichtbarer Hand gelenkt ,füllt sich eine der am nördlichsten gelegen Lindener Kneipen jeden Abend gegen 21 Uhr Bis auf den letzten Platz , und zwar jeden Tag .

Ugur der Mann mit der Baskenmütze , leitet das Fiasko seit 27 Jahren, er selbst kann bereits auf 35 Jahre Gastronomie erfahrung in Hannover zurückblicken. Beständigkeit zeichnet das Fiasko aus – so gibt es auch beim Personal nur wenig Fluktuation. Der Service ist auf angenehme Weise aufmerksam , stets findet der Gast einen sauberen Aschenbecher vor sich .