Friday, September 19, 2014

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Performing this weekend at Charlotte's Comedy Zone! Cloe!!!! Oh wait... what if you didn't watch 24? From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mary Lynn Rajskub She was born Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, Michigan. In 1989 she graduated from Trenton High School, then attended Detroit's College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating as a painter. She also studied music and acting, and for a few years she performed as a stand-up comedian at various clubs and restaurants. In 1995, Rajskub made her debut on television, she was cast by David Cross as one of the original cast members of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). After her split from Cross, she left the show during its second season, and briefly took a job as a coffee brewer at Seattle's Best Coffee. In 1999 she joined the cast of 'Veronica's Closet' TV series, as Cloe, appearing in 15 episodes of the show.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jackie Lee

Country Music isn't afraid to step into the future. Look who they just brought back! From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jackie Lee Is there anything more fun than sitting in radio station control room talking with a chance taking singer/songwriter that's quickly developing a relationship with fans of Country Music. To be here in the moment. There's nothing like it. I guess it's connected to the first time I was introduced to Alabama. Lonnie Bell told me to keep an eye on the future of Country and you'll never be alone.

Randy Bachman

The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Two incredible bands with one man in common. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Randy Bachman There are few musicians who have penned as many anthemic rock tunes as Randy Bachman. Often referred to as the "architect of Canadian rock n’ roll, Bachman’s catalogue of hits include "American Woman," "These Eyes," "No Time," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Takin' Care of Business," and "Roll On Down the Highway." And now, Bachman himself offers thrilling in-concert renditions and earnest tales behind the creation of all of these classics (and many more), on 'Every Song Tells A Story,' a fourteen-track CD/DVD set that will be released on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 via the Independent Label Services Group (ILS). A video teaser of the DVD can be viewed via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rqJ8pG0Ir0&feature=youtu.be And a pre-order option is available via Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00IDDHUZ4 Recorded in April 2013, at Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, 'Every Song Tells A Story' features Bachman in a rare and intimate setting, weaving together the transcendent and iconic hits of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive with the often-humorous stories that originally brought the songs to life. Inspired by his award-winning radio program 'Vinyl Tap,' Bachman takes his master storytelling and voluminous musical knowledge on the road and leads fans on a guided journey that encapsulates the last 30 years of popular music presented by one of the greatest rock legends of our time. A legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, Bachman has earned over 120 Platinum and Gold album and single awards, garnered the No. 1 spot at the top of radio play lists in over 20 countries and has amassed over 40 million records sold. Earlier this year, Bachman was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, as well, he received his second inauguration into the Canadian Musician’s Hall of Fame when Bachman-Turner Overdrive are honoured at the 2014 JUNO Awards; The Guess Who were previously inducted in 2001.

Mony Python's Michael Palin

From Monty Python comes the pen behind the paper. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Michael Palin Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. His writing career is stalled, his marriage is over, and his ex-wife has a successful new fianc├ę. Mabbut’s children are on their own questionable paths in life—his son is involved with an unconventional theatre production, while his daughter has begun a relationship with a mysterious young man. As Mabbut tries to figure out what’s ahead for him and his career, he’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime—to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian. Mabbut’s search to find the real story behind the legend takes him to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India, where Keith begins to feel rejuvenated. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him—and the more he connects with the idealist who wants to make a difference. But is Melville really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it. In this wonderfully insightful and compelling new book, Michael Palin turns his considerable skills to fiction in the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure. MICHAEL PALIN BIO (FROM YAHOO MOVIES) Born:May 5, 1943 in Yorkshire, England, GB Considered by fans as the “nice” member of England’s legendary comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin was an actor, writer and documentarian whose genial nature provided a cover for a hidden reserve of absurd brilliance. With fellow Oxford alum Terry Jones, he was a regular contributor to some of the best British TV comedies of the late ‘60s before joining forces with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (BBC, 1969-1974). His boundless energy and versatility made him one of the group’s most popular members; after Python, he was able to explore a wide variety of projects, ranging from films like “The Missionary” (1982) and “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988), to several highly praised travel books and documentaries for the BBC. His contributions to entertainment - always graced by a gentle off-kilter wit - made him a favorite among moviegoers and television audiences around the world.

Dawn Wells Mary Ann from Gilligans Island

Dawn Wells... Mary Ann on Gilligans Island gets me to confess as to where my Radio name Arroe came from. On I Heart Radio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut On Sept 26th, the 50th anniversary of the unexpected hit series "Gilligan's Island." Dawn Wells (who portrayed the lovable farm girl next door, Mary Ann Sommers), will be releasing "A Guide To Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?" through Taylor Trade Publishing and Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Dawn writes about the meaning of the Mary Ann character and observes the cultural shifts that have occurred since she was on the island. From the get-go, the Mary Ann character was different. She wasn't a Hollywood creation. She was molded by Dawn, from Dawn. The Character that was originally listed as "And the rest" on the credits became the fan favorite, garnering more fan mail that even the title character. With over 100,000 fans on her FaceBook page and fan clubs across the U.S., her following has remained faithful. Dawn says that Mary Ann fits today just as she fit two generations ago, because she is timeless. In a world where the industry and society has been celebrating their "Bad girls," Mary Ann continues to be, for many, the breathe of fresh air as the "Good Girl." Pop culture is too powerful and too pervasive to be controlled by parents, siblings or colleagues. It can be confused with reality. This leaves young people in a vulnerable position - they have to make decisions that are normally beyond their maturity. Dawn discusses decisions we make in life and even goes straight to the BIG DECISION and delivers her concept of the meaning of sex. In a world of participation trophies, easy praise, and entitlement attitudes, how do you define achievement? Dawn describes it as a journey of failure and learning and tenacity that requires a constant personal re-examination of what success really means. Sample topics: * Regarding men? She loves them! "I don't think of men as the enemy," says Dawn. "You have to learn to talk to and with men. Enough with the gripes about how he doesn't listen! Maybe you should try saying it in a listenable way. If you have a target and you miss every time you throw something at it, you need to work on your throw, not the target." Adding, "If you look for handsome, you'll find it, but that might be all you find." *Manners? Although she lists some Do's and Don'ts, an says that "Manners aren't silk stockings and lifted pinkies. It's about being selfless. Etiquette is not political correctness...and vice versa. In fact, Manners and etiquette are nothing more than self-censorship." *Optimism for Dawn is a way of life, and this chapter is a prescription for optimism for the reader. Dawn uses a powerful personal story of a close friend - his lifelong, steadfast dedication to overcoming a handicap - to bring her attitudes about optimism to life. "Your optimism, or lack of it, shows. Your little brain and your Big Brain are both optimists. There's a difference. One is a wishing brain. The other is a working brain." * Fame and Gossip? Dawn discusses the subjects, with cautionary advice about both. "The wrong people are famous today. Fame without accomplishment is empty," suggests Dawn. Adding, "The only upside about being the target of gossip is that it means you are the interesting one. Although, I can't imagine a daily routine, a daily pastime, that depends upon what other people do." *The allure of being alluring: Dawn offers useful and down-to-earth tips on developing a personal style along with heartfelt advice about what beauty really is. "Good makeup lets the real you shine through. Remember, what is trendy is very different from what is fashionable and there are some things that should never, ever come near spandex. * Family & Friendship: Dawn explores the meaning of friends and family using her own life and her TV life with the Gilligan's Island castaways as models. "First of all, your mother is not always wrong and the very essence of stupid is experience without learning. If you are in a room and everybody in the room is in total agreement with you, you are probably in the wrong room." * They call it The Work Ethic, NOT The Work Theory: Dawn shares her views on the joy of working by asking the reader to imagine herself as a business and then applying the business principles that lead to success to herself. "Lets just say that you are the president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, maintenance department, advertising director, production department and chief cook and bottle washer at Myself, Inc. * Show Business: Dawn pulls back the curtain and talks about breaking into show business. She stories and offers tips to novices and then delves into the Gilligan's Island work week as an example. "The reason they call it show business is because it is a business. If >>you want to be in the business, treat it like a business." * Aging: Most people loathe aging. Dating at any age. Getting married. Getting remarried. "Age is a pre-existing condition, I don't think you can live every minute when you are young. * That’s a wrap: Dawn ends the book with a discussion about self-renewal. It's an uplifting message of optimism and opportunity. She wraps it up by imagining what Mary Ann would be today after coming off the island. "Without gratitude, you can't stand in awe of the gift of life. Without gratitude, you can't marvel at the world, the universe that surrounds you. Without gratitude, you might start believing those blessings you count are created by . . . you. Oh, what a mistake." In addition, the Photo Album: Pages of rarely seen shots from Dawn's personal life, from her long entertainment career, and from the set of Gilligan's Island are included throughout the book. ABOUT DAWN WELLS Despite the rumors, there is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann of GILLIGAN'S ISLAND (the longest running sitcom still showing worldwide in over 30 languages!) A native of Reno, Ms. Wells represented Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959. She found success in Hollywood immediately afterward, appearing in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, and Hawaiian Eye. She was later cast in the role of a lifetime as Mary Ann in Gilligan's Island, beating out 350 other actresses, including Raquel Welch. She's an actress, producer, author, spokesperson, journalist, motivational speaker, teacher, and humanitarian. She has starred in over 150 TV shows, and 7 motion pictures, and has starred in 60+ theatrical productions across the country and on The Great White Way.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Part One of Five Radio's Roadies Sal from the Premiere Radio Network

How do Radio stations get their unique one of kind stories and special cuts? The passion begins by getting off Google and getting hooked up with a Radio Roadie. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Sal Cirrincione In the late 1990's my daughter worked for the paparazzi in Los Angeles. That's where I learned the importance of social media. In today's world you can't wait to break the news. You need break it story while the news is happening. Who are Radio's Roadie's? This is part one of five part series with The Premiere Radio Networks Sal Cirrincione

Queensryche's Michael Wilton Soul Bender

They reached beyond the Grunge age and helped to purify a metal sound that became New Rock. The guitars were faster, heavier and crammed with enough distortion that it melted the face off your IPod. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Queensryche's guitar thrasher Michael Wilton From the pages of michealwilton.com After high school, I attended the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where my studies included jazz and classical music, and where I learned to appreciate ethnic and improvisational music. Chris and I then met Scott Rockenfield and Eddie Jackson, and began collaborating on original music as well as some heavy cover tunes. We played some parties and roller rinks with different singers calling ourselves The Mob, but was not satisfied with that direction. We then met Geoff Tate, and asked if he would be interested in recording a demo of some original tunes. In the late summer of 1982 we recorded four songs during the graveyard hours at Triad Studios in Redmond, WA. We played the tape for the owner of Easy Street Records and agreed to have the tape sent to various sources. A magazine in the UK called Kerrang! gave us a great review and the phone calls started coming. We decided to press a small amount of EPs on our own label, called 206 Records. We then signed a deal with Harris Management, quit our day jobs and changed the name of the band to Queensr├┐che. The rest is just a work in progress..