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BADINOV In The Studio: Released 2017

 Posted by Randy Krajewski on Sept 7, 2017 at 12:37 AM

MANIFESTO: The New BADINOV Recording!!


TOLEDO, OH: Boris has condoned the commencement of his latest musical venture. It features the music of Randy Krajewski and BADINOV with a 2017 recording. The recording has been engineered at Smoochie's Cavern by the Underground GURU himself Matt "Smoochie-Blue Eyes" Gury. This is BADINOV's second full-length project and It is a collection of originals, obscure covers, and a several surprises. The working titles included: "Hideout In The Hood" and "Home, Home on Lagrange", However the Finalized Title is "MANIFESTO".
MANIFESTO - [man-uh-fes-toh] A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government.

A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual's life stance. 

This energetic recording has been completed for the summer tour


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 Posted by Randy Krajewski on June 13, 2017 at 15:37 PM

A Personal MANIFESTO from Randy: 

I'd like to thank all the musicians, friends, colleagues and participants  of the BADINOV newest recording called "MANIFESTO". The core members include Andrew Pawlak (the Hit Squad), James Rutkowski (a Touch of J.R.), Matt Gury (Smoochie Blue Eyes), and Jim Mackiewicz JR. (The Mack Attack). 
I'd also like to express Special thanks and acknowledgement to the Guest Artists who graciously appeared on our recording adding legitimacy and professionalism to all that we do:

A- Award Winning and World Renowned Jazz Organist/Artist Ron Oswanski [courtesy of Palmetto Records and

B- Legendary Rock Guitarist Ken Haas [courtesy of Reverend Guitars and Polka Floyd Band]

C- Toledo Native Country, Folk and Rock Vocalist/Guitarist "Uncle" Mark Ulinski [courtesy of the band "Acoustic Dragonfly"

D- Kayleigh Moates - A Whichita, KS Native and Fantastic Young Indie Vocalist

E- Award Winning Concertina Virtuoso Rich Benkowski [courtesy of United Association
F- Talented Songwriter, Accordionist and Vocalist Dan Gury [courtesy of The Dyna Dukes and DJRC Record Co. of Dearborn, MI]

G- International Polka Association Hall of Fame Vocalist and IJ Eddie Biegaj [The Bad Boy courtesy of The Polka Jammer Network].

H- Newly Inducted Michigan Hall Of Fame Musician Matt Lewandowski [courtesy of  The Alliance Band of Lancaster, NY and MAXimum Records]

Lastly, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude for those in my life who truly matter most and without whom this project may have never flourished. My Rodzina (aka family);

Morgan- You are the inspiration, you are my sunshine Raye. XO
Alyson- You are the visionary that puts my heart to pen and to paper. XO
Sue Robb- My rock, my strength, my best friend. XOXO
"The time, the effort, the passion, and the dedication of so many more people unnamed and unmentioned are the reasons this recording has impacted the music industry in 2017.
Thank you all"   - RK


 Posted by Randy Krajewski on June 13, 2017 at 15:37 PM

Hear and NOW: Open Minds Required 

Hear and Now, track #1 on the MANIFESTO recording is much more than just another Randy Krajewski Original song, and its anything but your typical polka. Hear and Now is a collision of Styles, Innovation and Tradition with a twist of fate that not only breaks the rules, but redefines them as they apply to tomorrow.

Hear and Now is the examination of a declining heritage and decaying traditions in a Polish American Community. The lyrics yell out, "Don't let it slip away or it will be gone for good".  The trumpet section screams like a call to arms bringing a sense of urgency to state of our music and the industry. The vocal mastery of the seasoned James Rutkowski not only infuses the past with the present but unveils the future. This is now. This is the state we are in!
"We are one in music bound. We are one, hear the sound!
Hear and Now!! Shake the Ground."

Its not too late. We are here... Hear and Now! 
HEAR and NOW: Simpler Times ADDED BONUS 
If your mind is free of restraints, open and accepting to possibilities of  hope and change, we encourage you to go beyond the confines of what you were taught in our classrooms, our text books and look beyond the mainstream media of today. Challenge the rules of conventional thought and pave the way to a new path starting Hear and Now!
The music we love is can no longer be classified as just a 2/4 beat boxed in by a riff, vocal, solo and an out-part. Check out the "Hear and Now Re-Mix" and get a whole new perspective on the struggles between "old world values" and "new" 2nd and 3rd generation American born Polish American communities. Its a struggle to hold on to what we have but its also an exciting exploratory adventure to grow and progress beyond simpler times, conventional thought and old tradition.  




 Posted by Randy Krajewski on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:37 AM

U of M considers Krajewski original: 

The University of Michigan is considering the use of a Randy Krajewski original song entitled "The Gift Of Life" as a theme song to promote organ and tissue donations.
Krajewski's original song is being considered by the U of M for use in advertising their donor program. The song is meant to help raise awareness and promote the importance of organ and tissue donation on all levels. "The Gift Of Life" was written in memory of and premiered at the 2015 Lisa Marie Biskup Memorial Benefit Dance. 
Krajewski is excited about the level of interest that has been generated from his music. "The Gift Of Life" song is also featured on the BADINOV new recording called "MANIFESTO" which debuted in the summer of 2017. 
BACKGROUND: Lisa Biskup was an organ and tissue donor at her death. She was one of only a few organ recipients that was also able to be an organ and tissue donor.
Lisa gave the Gift of Life to a young man in Indianapolis with her liver. She also gave the gift of sight by donating her corneas to two young men, one from Michigan and one from New Jersey. An unselfish gift so that others may have a better life. Thank you

If you are interested in finding out more about the Lisa Marie Biskup Organ and Tissue Donor Foundation you can find them online at



RANDY KRAJEWSKI featured in PAJ: 2016

 Posted by Randy Krajewski on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:37 AM

The Polish American Journal 

BUFFALO, NY: The Polish American Journal (aka: PAJ) is now featuring the thoughts and commentaries of BADINOV's fearless leader Randy Krajewski. Randy is known for his quick wit and repartee in and around the Polish American community of Toledo OH and beyond. The PAJ is known as "News for Polish Americans in English" and has been published since 1911. Additional information about the PAJ can be found online at  

Randy is also the cyber space figure head of the site know as the K.I.N.G. or the Krajewski Internet News Group. For more information regarding this and other recordings, please contact us via e-mail at   



Thank you for your continued support of Randy, his music and the musicians who participate in each of his "live" performances.



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