Bibi Farber Music

The Headless Horseman

SINGLE RELEASED OCTOBER 2018 

Vintage Halloween Gem from 1949 Reimagined!

Produced by Greg Talenfeld

and featuring Richard Lloyd of Television, Dennis Diken of The Smithereens, Peter Stuart, all featured on Firepop  
 

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Your Sweet Time

This song is excellent

This song is excellent




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Firepop

Produced by and featuring Richard Lloyd of Television, Dennis Diken of The Smithereens, Ira Elliot of Nada Surf, Joe McGinty, Peter Stuart  

 

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Second Kiss

Produced by John Agnello featuring Andy Burton, Peter Stuart, Ira Elliot (Nada Surf) and Deni Bonet

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Bibi Farber 3

Produced by Steve Bill

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What's Going On?

I am recording again!

BIO

  

I am  a songwriter, singer and guitarist from NYC. My songs have been used in over 300 instances in TV and commercials. As a side woman, I have played with some amazing original New York bands, including a 5-year stint on guitar in Richard Lloyd’s band (of Television) who also produced my first CD. I am the daughter of talk show legend Barry Farber, niece of comedian Jerry Farber and the sister of investigative journalist Celia Farber.  

I currently perform music in elder care facilities

longer life story

I was born in Manhattan, but spent my teenage years in Örebro, Sweden. My rock and roll journey has played out in both places, but started on bass in an explosive post punk band in Sweden called Container Club. 

Like most kids in mid-70’s New York, I loved Kiss, Queen, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Stones.  When I went to Sweden with my mother and sister at age 13, the punk / new wave movement was quickly eclipsing all these classic rock superstars.  The music of the youth went back to being about small sweaty clubs instead of stadiums. 

It was about making some noise for yourself, not just being a consumer of the stuff.

Although we were geographically and culturally closer to London, the people I hung out with were just crazy about the CBGB’s New York rock scene… and Television in particular.

After 6 years in Sweden I got home to New York, at age19, found a 1964 Fender Mustang electric guitar and fooled around with it.  I liked Tom Verlaine alright, but was utterly fascinated with the other Television guitarist, Richard Lloyd.  Went to every single gig and even took a few lessons with him in 1983.

recordings

Fifteen years later, he produced my first CD “Firepop” and played transcendent, fierce, exquisite guitar all over it.  Then he came with me to Sweden to play a series of gigs with my band, including a big festival. When we came home, Richard Lloyd asked me to play guitar in his band, which I did for about 5 years, and enjoyed the time of my life.

In 2004 I recorded another CD, also released independently called “Second Kiss” playing all the guitar myself. This was a bit more melodic, whimsical and polished pop/rock, and like Firepop featured master bassist Peter Stuart and miracle drummer Ira Elliot from Nada Surf. It was produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Son Volt, Dinosaur Jr., Dar Williams, Breeders, Bob Dylan).

In 2011 I released 8 songs as digital downloads produced by Steve Bill, an exceptionally accomplished arranger, musical director and guitarist in the world of pop music.  This collection represents a completely different side of my work:  The vocals and classic appeal of the pop melodies are given top priority.

music licensing

To date, my songs from those two releases have been used in over 300 instances in TV shows, (cable, network and PBS) as well as online (A&E promo for The Sopranos), videos and DVDs (Scrubs: Season Two, “Popular” (Disney) and commercials; including a national spot for Kodak.

My music is upbeat, driving and rich in hooks and melodies. My influences range from ‘60s and ‘70s pop, to harder edged indie rock, to American roots traditions.

unusual experiences

While studying audio engineering in college, a most interesting internship presented itself:  I worked for 6 weeks at RPM Studio in New York, when the Rolling Stones were recording Dirty Work! Got to hang out with those fellows every night!  
 

When I graduated college, I did what any person with a degree in The Arts does: I got a waitressing job. Wanting to at least hear great music during my shifts, I worked at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill, where Harry Connick Jr. played 2 nights a week as a pianist—before he even started singing, at age 20.  My recollections and SPIN interview with young Harry will be posted here soon.
 

It was during this time I immersed myself in American roots music and fell in love with New Orleans. Fast forward to 2004: 5 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, I was there gutting a church with other volunteers.  I shot photos and wrote about the experience and they will be added to the website soon.

additional creative work

Aside from music, another pursuit near and dear to my heart is www.Nextworldtv.com, an online video gallery that I started in 2011. It hosts hundreds of compelling videos on sustainable solutions for our planet.  Going deeper than simply “green”, it challenges our consumer lifestyle at its core now that the system is crumbling faster than ever.  How we spend our time, our money, what systems we support and do not, the re-localization of our food system and economy are all issues turning a major corner right now.  NextworldTV.com spotlights the most constructive and inspiring initiatives taking us in this direction. 

I had over 9,000 subscribers following my daily posts when I sold the site in 2015. Please have a look- everything I posted for 6 years is still up there.

EPK

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LICENSING

  

Licensing- Partial LIst

My catalogue of songs is available on a non-exclusive basis for licensing. Exclusive arrangements can of course be made for the right situation. I currently control 100% of my publishing, and am registered with BMI.
 

To date, my songs have been used in over 300 instances in TV shows, (cable, network and PBS) as well as online (A&E promo for The Sopranos), videos and DVDs (Scrubs: Season Two, “Popular” (Disney) and commercials; including a national spots for Kodak and Lifetime TV. 

I have one “work for hire” project, a theme song that was created for the “Kid’s Science Challenge,” a national contest created by Jim Metzner, host of the NPR program “Pulse Of The Planet.”

To preview tracks for licensing view my FlickTrax page.

Below please find a list of licensed songs:

online

Network/Website: A&E Network
Program: The Sopranos Therapy with Dr. Melfi – Online Promo
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger
 

Network/Website: www.slide.com
Program: Social Networking
Song(s) Used: That Girl Again, Caroline’s Waiting
 

Network/Website: www.hi5.com
Program: Social Networking
Song(s) Used: One Thing

commercials

KODAK
Network/Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, National TV Campaign 2003
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, BENEFIT CONCERT AD
Network/Agency: Lifetime TV Network
Song(s) Used: Original electric guitar solo

video/dvd

Production Co.: Herzog Productions
Program: “Scrubs” Season 2 DVD
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

Production Co.: Disney
Program: “Popular” Season 2 DVD
Song(s) Used: That Girl Again
 

Production Co.: World Wrestling Entertainment
Program: Home Video
Song(s) Used: Caroline's Waiting

television

MTV
Total Request Live
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled, Beyond The Bloodline
 

MTV
Room Raiders
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Straight Up and Steady, Little Bit Lost, Disconnected, Shine, Meticulous Man
 

MTV
Wedding Crashers Movie Special
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

MTV
MTV Hits
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

MTV
MADE Episode 510
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline
 

MTV
MADE Ice Skater
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger
 

MTV
MADE Rocker
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled, Seeds of Anger
 

MTV
MADE Josh Soccer
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

MTV
MADE Lose Weight
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

MTV
MADE Jordan Prom King
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

MTV
MADE Jasmin Boxer
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

MTV
MADE Mary Cheerleader
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

MTV
True Life
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost, Meticulous Man, Beyond The Bloodline
 

MTV
Entertainment Weekly “Must list for Summer”
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

MTV
Your Movie Show/ Into The Blue
Song(s) Used: One Thing
 

MTV
Teen Cribs
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

MTV
Tough Enough
Song(s) Used: Caroline’s Waiting
 

MTV
Date My Mom
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

VH-1
Transform Me
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

MTV
Tough Enough
Song(s) Used: Caroline’s Waiting
 

MTV
Date My Mom
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

MTV
Does This Look Infected?
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

MTV
Night For Vets
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

MTVU
Freshmen
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

MTVU
Cause Effect
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

MTV
Backstage Pass
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

MTV/Korea
MTV Pop
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

MTV2
Stankervision
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

MTV2
True Life
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

MTV/Overdrive
Jesus is Magic
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

VH-1
Top 10 Countdown
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

VH-1
V-Spot Top 20 Video Countdown
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man, Selma Smiled, Beyond The Bloodline,
Straight Up and Steady
 

VH-1
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost, 17 After 3
 

VH-1
Listen up: Antigone Rising
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Little Bit Lost
 

VH-1
Making of American Pie
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

VH-1
Kept – Video on Demand 101
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

VH-1
I Love Toys
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

VH-1
Best Week Ever
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

VH-1/VSPOT
So Notorious VOD interviews
Song(s) Used: Straight Up and Steady
 

VH-1.com/VSPOT
Surreal Life
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

CBS
Road to Price
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

WNBC
WNBC Open House New York
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

A&E Network
Back to the Blueprint Adobe Homes
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

A&E Network
Network Project
Song(s) Used: Does It Have To Be Christmas This Year?
 

A&E Network
Heir Apparent
Song(s) Used: I’ll Wait Here, Meticulous Man, Seeds of Anger
 

A&E Network
American Justice: Palm Beach Law
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

A&E Network
Single Again
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

A&E Network
Rollergirls
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

A&E Biography
TV Game Shows
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

A&E Biography
Tom Cruise
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

ABC
Yearbook 1968
Song(s) Used: One Thing
 

ABC Family
Knock First
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Shine
 

PBS
Real Simple
Song(s) Used: Does It Have To Be Christmas This Year?
 

USA Network
Ready for the Weekend Movie
Song(s) Used: Disconnected, Dizzy Day, One Thing
 

Comedy Central
Mind of Mencia
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

TV Land
TV Land Confidential
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

USA Network
Weekend Movie
Song(s) Used: Straight Up and Steady
 

History Channel
Back to the Blueprint
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline, Disconnected
 

The Learning Channel
Shalom in the Home
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

The Learning Channel
Mind Your Manners
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger
 

The Learning Channel
My Life as a Child
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger
 

Soap Network (ABC)
Soapography
Song(s) Used: Disconnected, Dizzy Day, Little Bit Lost,
Does It Have To Be Christmas This Year?
 

Biography Channel
TV Game Shows
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Aerosmith
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Biography Channel
Biography: The Tragic Side Of Comedy
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Beverly Hills 90210
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Woody Harrelson
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Tom Cruise
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Andy Garcia
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Nicole Kidman
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Biography Channel
Biography: Coreys
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

CMT
CMT Dedicated
Song(s) Used: Does It Have To Be Christmas This Year?
 

CMT
Home Blitz
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

CMTV
My Big Redneck Wedding
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

CMT
CMT Dedicated
Song(s) Used: Does It Have To Be Christmas This Year?
 

CMT
Home Blitz
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

CMTV
My Big Redneck Wedding
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

CMTV
I Want to Look Like a Cheerleader Again
Song(s) Used: One Thing
 

Bravo
Flipping Out
Song(s) Used: Shine, Beyond The Bloodline
 

Food Network
Dweezil & Lisa
Song(s) Used: Straight Up and Steady
 

FIT TV
Diet Doctor
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: Chris Weber
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: Dawn Riley
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Little Bit Lost
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: Dawn Staley
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: George Hincapie
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: Greg Louganis
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

FIT TV
Art of the Athlete: Martina Navratilova
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

Superstation
Martha
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

Green Channel
Emeril Green
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Discovery
Communications CHR
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

Discovery HD
Auto Trader
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

Discovery
Yearbook
Song(s) Used: One Thing
 

Discovery
Mean Green Machines
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Discovery/Health Network
Make Room For Baby
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled
 

Travel Network
XXL Travel
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline
 

Travel Network
Not Your Average Travel Guide
Song(s) Used: Shine, Disconnected
 

Travel Network
Taste of America
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

Travel Network
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man, Cues
 

Travel Network
5 Takes Europe
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

Travel Network
Christmas to the Extreme
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

Travel Network
21 Manly Man Adventures
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Travel Channel
Extreme Sea World
Song(s) Used: Disconnected
 

Travel Channel
Forbes Luxe 11
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Style Network
My Ex To The Next
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

Style Network
Dress My Nest
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

Tru TV
Disorder in the Court
Song(s) Used: I’ll Wait Here
 

Fine Living Network
Pick a Pet
Song(s) Used: Straight Up and Steady
 

Noggin
Degrassi’s 40 Most Go There Moments
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Shine, I’ll Wait Here, Seeds of Anger
 

Noggin
Girls Vs. Boys
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Logo
First Comes Love
Song(s) Used: 12 Cues
 

Logo
Real Momentum: Raising Teens
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline
 

HGTV
Crafters Coast to Coast
Song(s) Used: Shine, Straight Up and Steady
 

HGTV
My First Place
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled, Meticulous Man
 

KNBC (L.A.)
My First Time
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger, 17 After 3
 

Animal Planet
Underdog to Wonderdog
Song(s) Used: Cues

Country: Hong Kong
Program/Network: Cash
Song(s) Used: Selma Smiled, Little Bit Lost
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: Film
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost, Shine
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: TRL
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: Room Raiders
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Shine, Little Bit Lost
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: PRS
Song(s) Used: Cues
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: Shipwrecked 2008
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day, Little Bit Lost
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: MTV True Life: I Have Gay Parents
Song(s) Used: Beyond The Bloodline
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: Virgin Diaries
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: Eating Well
Song(s) Used: Dizzy Day
 

Country: UK
Program/Network: 16 and Pregnant
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: All Access/VH1
Song(s) Used: Straight Up and Steady
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew
Song(s) Used: 17 After 3, Little Bit Lost
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew
Song(s) Used: 17 After 3, Little Bit Lost
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Fashion Television
Song(s) Used: Shine
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Martha
Song(s) Used: Little Bit Lost
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Mind Your Manners
Song(s) Used: Seeds of Anger
 

Country: Canada
Program/Network: Yearbook
Song(s) Used: One Thing
 

Country: Norway
Program/Network: Tono
Song(s) Used: Meticulous Man
 

Country: Czech Republic
Program/Network: Made 7
Song(s) Used: Disconnected

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