Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Red Velvet Media talks to Ramones Join me on Red Velvet Media"s "RAMONES" Special - Friday Night, July 23 @ 5pm. Founder and only surviving original member of the band - TOMMY RAMONE will be my guest, along with their Tour Manager
MONTE A. MELNICK - author of "On the Road with the RAMONES." This 1 and 1/2 Hour Special will also feature surprise guest callers and will be an historic romp through the RAMONES legendary legacy. Hosted by HOLLY STEPHEY in L.A. and Rock Art Master SPENCER DRATE (designer of many RAMONES album covers), THIS IS A MUST for the true RAMONES fan. Click here to go live to show
Friday, July 16, 2010
This will be a fun show and I am super excited to be able to talk to the great Wayne Cobham!
This Friday July 16 at 2pst/5 est Wayne will join me on Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio!
Wayne has done so much and I am in awe of what great music he has created ..I will be playing a few selected tunes along with interviewing him and hearing how he got started .:))
Just a little info on "Wayne"))
After more than 35 years as an entertainer, Wayne Cobham still derives the utmost of pleasure from performing. Wayne has been playing trumpet since his early childhood. His career began in the drum and bugle corps of New York. He was hooked on the trumpet for life.
In his teenage years, it seemed a natural progression for Wayne to move on to his own bands. He gathered around himself some of the finest young musicians available. All the while, Wayne was building a strong following and solid reputation as a highly respected trumpet player throughout the flourishing New York music scene.
In the late 70’s Wayne found a new love that would bring him parallel acclaim to his prowess with his horn. Computer programming was in its infancy and Wayne became one of its pioneers. Wayne was a major part of the MIDI revolution, and fostered a productive business as, consultant, clinician, producer, and educator. Using his new-found computer skills, he provided consultation to many well known musicians who wished to incorporate the cutting edge tools of the trade. His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music including but not limited to hip hop, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop and gospel garnering him 2 Grammys along the way. These acknowledgements led to his membership and voting status with NARAS.
Additionally, he was also in high demand as a performer and has toured the world playing trumpet with such notable entertainers as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, Kool and the Gang, Nancy Wilson, and Denise Williams to name a few. However, it does not stop there! His studio credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Denise Williams, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham. His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly among others.
Over the past five years and until the death of Wilson Pickett in 2006, Wayne was on the road touring with and served as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett and his band, The Midnight Movers. Now he has partnered with brotha.deep to collaborate on some new music.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Artist Xany Rudolff! Xany Rudoff is a Los Angeles-based artist who works primarily as a painter, but has dabbled in acting, interior design and wardrobe styling. Born in Pasadena to an artist mother and art historian father, Rudoff moved with her family to the desert expanse of Apple Valley, CA, a site that would be crucial for her artistic development. In the wide, empty nothingness of the desert landscape, there were no limitations to Rudoff’s imagining, and upon returning to Los Angeles proper to get her B.A. in fine arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, she was able to see the city and the art world from the outside. Rudoff has previously participated in and organized group and benefit shows of her art and will be showing her most recent work, the Icon Series — which transforms vintage record albums and rock icons with the techniques used in Renaissance icon paintings — in a solo show this summer. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles magazine and Vanity Fair. Xany Rudoff's most notable collectors include: Benicio Del Toro, Pink, Alan McGee (Creation Records co-founder)
Tune into Red Velvet Media Blogtalk radio at 2pm pst/5pm est!CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Its the 4Th of JULY!.. well many memories .... The smell of the sparklers and the fireworks ..:))
BB Q's with about anything you can imagine ... Happy people wearing there best Red White and Blue ...Parades.. and Big Red Fire trucks .. all decorated going down the streets...Then there was always the ice cream truck.. I run to catch him before he goes away and I get a Big pop or a cherrybomb!
I remember the slip and slide and all the fun we would have with the water sprinkles and the water balloons.....Times have changed and things are somewhat different but I still pull out the sparklers or drive to the town they are legal in and buy a load of them and come back and light them up.. Remind me to tell you about my fireworks I brought home from Mexico and set them off on the Burm on the beach in front of my house! I had a small problem...A Cannon Ball went through my Flag I was flying and the flag caught on fire! It was the Jolly Roger so I was not feeling so bad .. Not the Stars and stripes!
I still eat big pops and watermelon.. And the BBQ"S they never change still the same foods but maybe a little more healthier!
Happy 4TH everyone! And I send to you my most Favorite possessions .. My Red Velvet Cupcakes! Enjoy! And Love , Peace and happiness... I think I hear the ice cream truck...
Fall is here and Winter is in the air,,, Stay tuned for new Lineup and events!