Simon Barrett

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Simon Barrett

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Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Jan 21, 2020 01:02:00

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Martin Luther King JR's "I Have a Dream" speech. Has the dream been realized or has it turned into a nightmare? Are we satisfied with our progress on civil rights or do we have serious work to do? We will discuss the current political/social environment almost 60 years after the speech and Betrayal in Black, Mark M. Bello's new legal thriller, which explores the topic of police shootings of innocent black men and how the legal system handles these cases.  

Journey Into Justice - Bello And Barrett

Jan 14, 2020 01:12:00

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We take a look at some bizarre laws on the books

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Jan 7, 2020 01:12:00

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Tonight, I thought we should start the year off on a light note. We will discuss the strangest laws in all 50 states (time permitting).  Should be fun.

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Dec 31, 2019 01:18:00

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TheYear in Review We  will discuss what we believe were the most important legal issues and cases of 2019.

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Dec 24, 2019 01:06:00

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TheYear in Review We  will discuss what we believe were the most important legal issues and cases of 2019.  

The Week In Reviews - Michael Kollwitz

Dec 18, 2019 00:44:00

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Michael is one of the original pioneer players of the contemporary American stringed instrument known as The Chapman Stick. Capable of astounding expressiveness and simultaneous multi-part arrangements, ‘The Stick’ combines elements of guitar, bass, keyboards, and percussion into one instrument that is played more like a piano than a guitar. Michael has had 23 independent releases. His last three albums, ‘Serenity I, II & III’ have received considerable international airplay, awards, nominations, and rave reviews. His music is also being played on airlines and in hundreds of U.S. hospitals on The CARE Channel. ‘Serenity III’ debuted in the Top Five on all three of the major New Age charts including Billboard twice: #3 in Jan ‘19 and #2 in Feb ‘19. ‘Serenity III’ also won a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards in June 2019. ’Serenity II’ made the Billboard Top Ten New Age albums chart at #8 in 2018 in addition to receiving Grammy nomination consideration. At a chance meeting in Hawaii, Carlos Santana once described Michael’s music as “a gift of the heart” that made him feel good.

Journey Into Justice Bello & Barrett

Dec 17, 2019 01:01:00

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Tonight, we would like to talk about lawyer advertising, The US Chamber of Commerce, actors portraying clients in lawyer television ads, and the public's misconception of jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases. Do the seriously injured get just awards?

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Dec 10, 2019 01:02:00

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This week we have an interesting series of questions. The Catholic church has a severe shortage of priests in the Amazon area. One idea is to allow priests to marry, this may entice more people to become members of the cloth. Are politicians permitted to have a private life? This is a much more complex subject than it appears. Just ask Katie Hill. Trump goes to the World Series and gets booed with chants of Lock him up. Appropriate or disrespectful? Trump tells Russia he’s going after Isis leader, but does not share with congress

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Dec 3, 2019 01:06:00

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Sexual harrasment in the workplace. I recieved this delightful email from Mark... Last month, an interview in Harper's Bazaar between Gretchen Carlson (formerly of Fox news) and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called "Gretchen Carlson Refuses to be Silenced" was featured. Though the subject matter is important and the law they discuss favorable to justice for victims, the interview and article pissed me off enough to write a letter to the editor.  Why? Who could resist an invite like that?

Journey Into Justce - Bello & Barrett

Nov 26, 2019 01:05:00

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Subject to be determined

Journey Into Justice -Bello & Barrett

Nov 19, 2019 01:01:00

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On November 12, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear Remington's appeal of the Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing the Sandy Hook lawsuits against gun manufacturers to continue. At issue is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005, signed into law by George W. Bush, with bi-partisan support in the House and the Senate. Neither party escapes scrutiny on this one, but the NRA and Bush pushed for it and got it passed, to the substantial safety detriment of the American people.

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Nov 12, 2019 01:02:00

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This week,the Roger Stone trial has started. Is it worth following, and what is it about?. Have you ever heard of "Restorative Justice?" I'd like to introduce the topic

Journey Into Justice - Bello & Barrett

Nov 5, 2019 01:06:00

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"Issues requiring simple justice" and how the country deals with them.  Have we lost our way? Simple issues seem to get out of hand quickly. Reproductive Rights & Abortion Rights of the Special Needs and Disabled How we treat immigrants, poor people, minorities, LBGTQ community issues. Inother words this week is a grab bag of subjects    

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Oct 29, 2019 01:13:00

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This week we have an interesting series of questions. The Catholic church has a severe shortage of priests in the Amazon area. One idea is to allow priests to marry, this may entice more people to become members of the cloth. Are politicians permitted to have a private life? This is a much more complex subject than it appears. Just ask Katie Hill. Trump goes to the World Series and gets booed with chants of Lock him up. Appropriate or disrespectful? Trump tells Russia he’s going after Isis leader, but does not share with congress  

The Week In Reviews - Rocking Horse Music Club

Oct 22, 2019 00:48:00

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Rocking Horse Music Club presents the music of original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips on the new album, “Which Way the Wind Blows.” The Rocking Horse Music Club is a songwriting and performing collective that emerged from Rocking Horse Studio, a world-class recording facility in central New Hampshire, USA. The group features producer/songwriter/instrumentalist Brian Coombes, singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Cohn, and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Patrik Gochez, along with Rocking Horse Studio session musicians Eric Wagley (drums), Myron Kibbee (guitar), Mike McAdam (guitar), and Brenden Harisaides. The band has been performing as a unit live and in the studio since 2008. In February 2019, Rocking Horse Music Club began rehearsing and recording material for a tribute album to original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips. The album is scheduled for release on October 11, 2019, with live dates in England scheduled for November 2019.

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Oct 22, 2019 01:04:00

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The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct by officials, such as dishonesty, negligence, perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of public funds or assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, refusal to obey a lawful order, chronic intoxication, or tax evasion. Offenses by officials also include ordinary crimes, but perhaps with different standards of proof and punishment than for non-officials, on the grounds that more is expected of officials by their oaths of office. Indeed the offense may not even be a breach of criminal statute. See Harvard Law Review "The majority view is that a president can legally be impeached for “intentional, evil deeds” that “drastically subvert the Constitution and involve an unforgivable abuse of the presidency” — even if those deeds didn’t violate any criminal laws.

The Week In Reviews - Rocking Horse Music Club

Oct 17, 2019 00:46:00

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Rocking Horse Music Club presents the music of original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips on the new album, “Which Way the Wind Blows.” The Rocking Horse Music Club is a songwriting and performing collective that emerged from Rocking Horse Studio, a world-class recording facility in central New Hampshire, USA. The group features producer/songwriter/instrumentalist Brian Coombes, singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Cohn, and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Patrik Gochez, along with Rocking Horse Studio session musicians Eric Wagley (drums), Myron Kibbee (guitar), Mike McAdam (guitar), and Brenden Harisaides. The band has been performing as a unit live and in the studio since 2008. In February 2019, Rocking Horse Music Club began rehearsing and recording material for a tribute album to original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips. The album is scheduled for release on October 11, 2019, with live dates in England scheduled for November 2019.

Journey Into Justice -Bello and Barrett

Oct 15, 2019 01:04:00

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Last weekend saw yet another example of the issue, a black woman playing video games with her 8 year old nephew was shot and killed. Shot through the window of her own home. I am looking forward to discussing this subject with author and attorney Mark Bello.His upcoming book Betrayal Of Black explores this subject so it is a timely subject

Bello and Barrett - Journey Into Justice

Oct 8, 2019 01:03:00

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Join me and author/attorney Mark Bello for our Journey to Justice Podcast tonight at 8 PM EST. Mark and I will clean up loose ends from our last discussion, and discuss the Wrong-Apartment Murder Trial of Texas police officer Amber Guyger. We will also discuss the importance of no-fault auto insurance and the effect of corporate/insurance lobbying on legislation. Time permitting, we will discuss the latest book Mark is writing—today's decision by the U.S. to withdraw troops from northern Syria is directly on point with Mark's new effort As usual, the book's content is 'ripped from the headlines' and relevant to what is currently happening in America and around the world. Join us tonight."  

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Oct 1, 2019 01:02:00

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This is an encore episode. We will be back in two weeks with a new program

The Week In Reviews - Holland Phillips

Sep 21, 2019 00:45:00

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A strange question for you, what do Prog Rock and Neo Classical (I hate the term New Age) musicians have in common? The answer, is very few are self taught, the vast majority have gone to school to learn the art and science of music. Yes, there is an underlying science to music. Truly gifted musicians like Holland Phillips have mastered both the art and science. I really enjoyed this album, I mean no disrespect to any Neo Classical solo musician, but there is a tendency for the tracks to have a certain look and feel of sameness about them. So begins my review.I will be sitting down with Holland and exploring this very fine album

The Week In Reviews - Author Linda M. Frank

Sep 18, 2019 00:36:00

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Linda Franks new book Making A Mystery With Annie Tillery: The Madonna Ghost is a must read for any aspiring writer. It takes you behind the story and into the mechanics of writing a book.

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Sep 17, 2019 01:02:00

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This week on the program attorney and author Mark Bello and I are going to dive a little deeper into the subject of sexual abuse by the clergy. Mark’s debut novel Betrayal Of Faith is about this very subject and is loosely based on his experience some years ago representing abuse victims.   Time permitting we may discuss the current state of Bail Bond reform, and the pro’s and con’s of the proposed changes.

Journey Into Justice – Bello and Barrett

Sep 10, 2019 01:48:00

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This week we touch on many subjects—as the ‘non attorney’ here, I wish to revisit last week’s Opioid discussion and the $572 million levied against J & J. In addition, let’s discuss the college admissions scandal; actress Felicity Huffman is being sentenced this week. At the same time, some 3000 non-violent prisoners are being released because of the “First Step Act.” We’ll talk to Mark Bello about these two issues. Is Vaping the next “Opioid-type” crisis? How can the law prevent a crisis? Finally, “Gerrymandering;” what is it and why should we care in 2020? All this and more, please join us for a great discussion.  

Journey Into Justice - Bello and Barrett

Sep 3, 2019 01:34:00

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This week on the program attorney/author Mark Bello and I will be joined by veteran trial attorney J.R Whaley. Last weeks decision against Johnson & Johnson for $572 million for their role in creating the Opioid crisis likely did not surprise many people. J&J of course are appealing the verdict. The question I have, is, are we looking at a relplay of the Big Tobacco story? This is sure to be a lively discussion

Journey Into Justice with Bello and Barrett

Aug 27, 2019 01:01:00

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Attorney and Author Mark Bello and host Simon Barrett are pleased to anounce the launch of our new project, Journey Into Justice, we aim to explore different aspects of the legal system. We will also be invinting guests to share the knowlege on aspects of the law and specifif cased

The Week In Reviews - The National Wrecking Company

Aug 22, 2019 00:45:00

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The National Wrecking Company featuring members of  The Lizards, Cactus, Humble Pie & The Plasmatics are releasing their highly anticipated debut album. The new release features one of the final recordings by guitar legend Bernie Torme, best known for his work with the Ian Gillan Band and Ozzy Osbourne, who passed away this year. The song is a bonus preview track from the upcoming National Wrecking Company II release “Overture/Mechanized Confusion.”

Barrett and Bello - The Journey Into Justce

Aug 18, 2019 00:03:00

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I have long had a keen interest in the somewhat murky waters of the legal system Attorney and author Mark Bello has agreed to join me in a weekly dive into the heady space of the legal world. In this epispode we will merely be dipping our toes into the subject. Financier Jeffery Epstein commited suicide this week, and even though Trump would have us beleive that it was a glorious conspicacyby the Clintons, proof is in short supply but who cares when you have 50 million twits following your tweets? On a more serious note, how was a vey high risk person abble to hang himself in a high security jail?        

The Week In Reviews - Laura Espinoza

Aug 16, 2019 00:45:00

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Noel Jasso on drums. Produced by Geoff Pearlman (“Echo in the Canyon Band”), “Follow Me to the Sun” is one of the featured songs in the Hollywood Fringe Fest Encore Award winning musical “American Stranger the Musical” (music & book by Laura Espinoza).   The song is about someone who feels desperate & lonely after someone has left them; the reason is never revealed. This person then hopes they will find a way to reunite, but it may not be within earthly bounds.   “Seem so long since you drove away, standing out in a chill burns my naked face, Morning gushes in a shallow wind, but the fire from your kiss keeps the flame within”  

The Week In Reviews - Potters Daughter

Aug 8, 2019 00:42:00

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Potter’s Daughter will be releasing their new single “Blood and Water” featuring legendary Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam on August 8, 2019! The single will be available digitally, CD single and limited edition 7-inch vinyl! Potter’s Daughter was formed in New York City while Dyanne Potter Voegtlin was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. A pupil of Robert Goldsand and Mike Longo, Dyanne searched for the marriage of classical theory and virtuosity with the freedom and innovation of jazz both in study and performance. Together with a rotating group of masters from many schools of music, Dyanne performed regularly in New York City, as well as in north-eastern Pennsylvania. Now, joining forces with long-time friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, guitarist, and saxophonist), they are looking forward to releasing their first single, “Blood and Water,” featuring guest artist Annie Haslam. This single marks the beginning of the band’s evolution from the acoustic and eclectic sound of their debut album, “The Blind Side.” Embracing more elements of fusion and progressive rock, Potter’s Daughter’s “New Prog” philosophy creates a listening experience of complex melodic composition, emotional vocal leads and harmonies, and searing solos.

The Week In Reviews - Nektar

Aug 2, 2019 00:33:00

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The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!   The original members of NEKTAR: Derek "Mo" Moore (bass guitar, back vocals), Ron Howden (drums, back vocals) and Mick Brockett (lights and visuals), with Ryche Chlanda (guitar, lead vocals) from the 1978' band and Randy Dembo (12-strings guitar, bass guitar) from the 2005 band, and newcomer Kendall Scott (keyboards).   The music for our new album "The Other Side" comes from the 1978 era when the band was writing in Mo's basement in Chatham, New Jersey.   This music was put on pause for the last 40 years and it's now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas.   

The Week In Reviews - Dave Schoepke - Drums On Low

Jul 25, 2019 00:46:00

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Drummer Dave Schoepke will be releasing his first solo drum album titled “Drums On Low” on July 15, 2019. Schoepke is an accomplished North American drummer, who has had the pleasure of working with the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Dave toured with Martin's band in 2017 and in 2018 for the “Cruise To The Edge” Tour. He's also been the primary drummer for The Willy Porter Band since 2002, and has loved every second of his time with the band. Dave has toured with Willy Porter on a number of occasions over the years, and has numerous television and radio appearances on his record. The amazing part is that Dave is able to do all of this, and still has time to devote to his own band Tweed. Tweed has been a mainstay touring in Europe for the last few years along with a number of other blues and soul groups. 

The Week In Reviews - Dave Schoepke - Drums On Low

Jul 17, 2019 00:46:00

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Drummer Dave Schoepke will be releasing his first solo drum album titled “Drums On Low” on July 15, 2019. Schoepke is an accomplished North American drummer, who has had the pleasure of working with the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Dave toured with Martin's band in 2017 and in 2018 for the “Cruise To The Edge” Tour. He's also been the primary drummer for The Willy Porter Band since 2002, and has loved every second of his time with the band. Dave has toured with Willy Porter on a number of occasions over the years, and has numerous television and radio appearances on his record. The amazing part is that Dave is able to do all of this, and still has time to devote to his own band Tweed. Tweed has been a mainstay touring in Europe for the last few years along with a number of other blues and soul groups.   

The Week In Reviews -Jack Spann - Propaganda Man

Jul 11, 2019 00:57:00

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An interview with Jack Spann about his new album Propaganda Man Jack Spann has had an incredible couple of years. The Saint Louis native has lived in New York City for the last 18 years and established himself as one of the city's in-demand keyboardists. His reputation led to an introduction to David Bowie's producer, Tony Visconti who hired him to play on the demos for what would be Bowie's final album, Blackstar.         Spann's Visconti connection did not end there. It led to an introduction to Milwaukee-based producer, Gary Tanin, who worked with Spann on his 1st and 2nd solo records, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, and Beautiful Man From Mars and now on his 3rd upcoming release Propaganda Man.   The album took two years to complete and is different from his last, in that it faces social issues head on and does not shy away from addressing thorny social conundrums. Several guests appear while Spann provides lead vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar and bass. Cecil Robbington provides drums and percussion along with producer Gary Tanin adding additional keyboards.     - WOAS-FM 88.5.

The Week In Reviews - - The Fraudprophets New Album Poptosis

May 31, 2019 00:46:00

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Fraudprophets (www.fraudprophets.com), a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist and composer Sean Halley and A-list drummer Nate Morton (seen weekly on NBC’s ‘The Voice’), are ecstatic to announce the release of their debut album ‘Poptosis’ on June 3, 2019. The new record seamlessly blends elements of jazz, pop, rock, country and 70’s fusion into tunes that feel uniquely natural together, a result of the long-standing bond between Morton and Halley and their decades-long careers on stage and in the studio…and the gin. “It probably isn’t the best way to go about it, but we randomly started this whole thing one night by drinking cocktails to a click track”, said Morton. “Not having a plan ended up being a real blessing, as the snippets of music that came out of that evening were free-spirited and fun, and they were infused with personality and our love for each other as musical dorks.” Halley continues, “Nate and I love just about every kind of music, so nothing was off limits if it was a style we felt comfortable with. The same was true for the production – I like big-sounding records, so if we needed a ridiculous Beastie Boys-esque organ-and-drums breakdown for a tune, I’d have to go figure it out.”

The Week In Reviews - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Apr 19, 2019 00:41:00

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The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a European band who just came to the US to play their own unique version of Rockabilly to Americans. They've long held the US in their hearts. Way back in 2006 they traveled to San Diego to record an album 'All Grown Up' with producer Mark Neill (Black Keys). That track was their first duet with Mark 'Sparky' Phillips, the wayward singer from Welsh psychobilly band Demented Are Go. His well-worn vocals contrasting with the sultry Emanuela Hutter made the pairing one that had to be repeated on their next two albums.  

The Week In Reviews - The RAZ Band

Apr 17, 2019 00:43:00

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Los Angeles - For the last thirty-five years, The RAZ Band has been recording and performing their own brand of original songs, entertaining audiences across the US and globally.    On March 30, 2019 Gonzo Multimedia will release the much anticipated new RAZ Band studio album “#9”. Produced by Badfinger legend Joey Molland, “#9” features eleven new RAZ Band songs. The first 1000 copies include a limited edition live EP, recorded in Los Angeles on December 8, 2018.    This past December 2018 The RAZ Band recorded their first live album performing songs from the upcoming “#9” album as well as their most recent albums “Madison Park” (2015 Roadie Crew magazine album of the year) & “The Best of RAZ 1984-2015”. The live performance will be included as a bonus disc with the release of their new studio album “#9”.   As Michael Raz Rescigno states: “I'm excited that our first live album will be released with our new studio album. album was a great recording experience and was recorded, mixed and mastered in ten months from the end of 2017 through Sept 2018. We're also very excited that Joey Molland sings lead vocals on two of the songs on #9. This is the first RAZ Band album featuring Joey singing lead vocals.”

The Week In Reviews - Binky Philips And The Planets

Apr 9, 2019 01:02:00

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As amazing as it sounds, NYC rock legends Binky Philips & The Planets after 47 years will be releasing their debut album “Established 1972 NYC” on April 26th! David Fricke of Rolling Stone once described  the band as “the best rock & roll band I never saw or heard.”  Says Binky, “Over many years, I have written about ten albums worth of songs. None of them ever got past the demo stage. Perhaps, rightly so. It's fitting that The Planets' first ever true full-blown-production album, 'Established 1972 NYC', is comprised of the best songs I have ever written. The brand of music we play could be called Unhyphenated Rock. It's straight up. It's hard. It's real. We are not Pop. We are not Metal. We are not Punk. We are not Retro. We are Rock & Roll.”

Journey Into The Civil War - More on the Artillary And Re-enactments

Apr 6, 2019 01:08:00

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This week author Joel Moore amd I will be joined by re-enactors John Houck and John Vogt.

Journey Into The Civil War - A general discussion

Mar 30, 2019 01:24:00

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As we start to wind down this season of Journey Into The Civil War this week we are going to heve a general discussion.

The Week In Reviews - Highest Intention

Mar 27, 2019 00:39:00

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HIGHEST INTENTION is a vintage Roots Reggae Revival band that hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their sound is locally grounded and globally appealing, bringing to mind artists like Sublime, 311, and even Bob Marley. Their highly anticipated debut album UNIVERSAL LIGHT will release March 22, 2019 worldwide in stores and online. This stunning debut is a solid release that honors the tradition of Jamaican Roots music while also forging its own brand of progressive Reggae for the new millennium.  Formed in 2012 by guitar player and singer Ben “Down” Lowe, HIGHEST INTENTION has performed alongside countless Reggae greats and established themselves as a local favorite, conveying a message of love and unity with a clean and fundamentally modern Roots Reggae sound. HIGHEST INTENTION plays to wildly enthusiastic audiences in clubs, concert halls, and festivals up and down the West Coast, including the world-famous Mavericks Challenge surf competition, the Bay Area Vibez Festival, and has performed with artists including Damian Marley, Fishbone, and Native Elements, to name a few.

The Week In Reviews - Professor Louie and The Crowmatix

Mar 18, 2019 00:52:00

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Professor Louie has emerged in the music industry as the torchbearer of the true spirit of American Roots music. As a seasoned live performer, prolific recording artist, and versatile multi-instrumentalist Louie also wears the hat of award-winning recording producer and engineer, capturing the talents of some of the world's most highly acclaimed musicians, most notably, The Band.    In 2018, Professor Louie and The Crowmatix joined the Empire State Orchestra & Choir to perform their song Melody Of Peace at The NY Capital Region's premiere holiday extravaganza CBS 6 TV Special "Melodies Of Christmas". The four night sold out performances at The Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY was filmed in front of 15,000 people and viewed by three million on CBS 6. The show since its inception has raised over $8,000,000 for The Melodies Children's Ward at Albany Med and the impetus for the album "Songs Of Inspiration." Award winning song Melody Of Peace was recorded by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix in Prague with The Prague Symphony and Kuhn Radio Choir. This version is on "Songs Of Inspiration".

Journey Into The Civil War - More Music Of The War

Mar 16, 2019 01:49:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by musicians Steve and Lisa Ball to tell us more about the popular music during the Civil War.

The Week In Reviews - For Kenny by Locate Your Lips

Mar 14, 2019 00:46:00

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During the mid-1980s Locate Your Lips made some of the most adventurous music heard in Milwaukee. They were a powerful trio but not a power trio in the classic rock sense. Built around the jazz-schooled yet rock ready drumming of Kenny Baldwin, the empathetic accompaniment of bassist Andy Cavaluzzi and fiery guitar playing by (ex - Shivvers guitarist) Jim Eannelli, Locate Your Lips emerged from the city’s punk rock scene—Kenny owned the Starship club that became its Downtown mecca—but was not confined by it. With the energy of punk and the sophistication of jazz and progressive rock Locate Your Lips broke ground and left audiences unable to pigeonhole them.   Working with tapes left from a live broadcast on WQFM and a previously unreleased album length studio recording, Jim Eannelli produced a Locate Your Lips album to be released in April, 2019. There was so much material that the project became a double CD with no slack moments.  

Journey Into The Civil War - The Atlanta History Centre

Mar 9, 2019 00:57:00

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This weel author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Jackson McQuigg. He  is Vice President of Properties at the Atlanta History Center and manages capital projects for the History Center. The Senior Military Historian Gordon Jones and I managed the conservation, move and restoration of the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama painting and the locomotive Texas. He has been with the Atlanta History Centeher for 23 years.   Some background on the painting and its history is available here:  http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/exhibitions/cyclorama-the-big-picture  

Journey Into The Civil War - Dealing With The Dead

Mar 2, 2019 01:32:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Robert Hicks and Shauna Devive to talk about what happened to those that fell on the battlefield

The Week In Reviews - Bob Beland

Mar 1, 2019 00:57:00

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“Welcome” is Bob Beland's 4th self produced solo album release, written and recorded over 2018 at Wrong Way Works, Mar Vista, California. Extra special credit should be given to my good friend Greg Embrey for all of his help and involvement along the way. The opening track, “Rocky Up! (love theme from “The Bang Bang Theory”) is an instrumental version of a song I co-wrote earlier last year with Kevin Godley, from the UK band 10cc and Godley & Crème fame, which is called “The Bang Bang Theory” that will be included as part of his first solo album “Muscle Memory” due out soon.

The Week In Reviews - Shumaun

Feb 28, 2019 00:54:00

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Prog ensemble Shumaun will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album “One Day Closer to Yesterday” on February 22, 2019. The new release has an underlying concept of love gone wrong. The album begins with two souls in a state of preexistence bonded by love, and continues after they are both assigned bodies on Earth. All attempts at a blissful reunion are complicated, as only one of them can recall their state together prior to birth… and yet their connection is undeniable. “One Day Closer to Yesterday” touches on the many real struggles, conflicts, and experiences that romantic relationships might go through… the good, bad, spiritual, and terrestrial. The Shumaun sound is shaped by the soaring vocals and lead guitar work of Farhad Hossain, the pounding melodic bass lines of Jose Mora, the subtle guitar nuances of Tyler Kim, and the technical and groove-oriented drumming of Tanvir Tomal.

Journey Into The Civil War - Anthony Waskie- Death and the War

Feb 23, 2019 01:04:00

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Andy Waskie has agreed to return to the program to look at some of the artifacts in and around Philidelphia

Journey Into The Civil War - The Music Of The Union

Feb 16, 2019 02:00:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Steve and Lisa Ball to discuss and listen to the music that was popular with the Union. Some songs we may never know the origins of, but many are well documented and have rich stories behind them.

The Week In Reviews - Starlight Dreams

Feb 15, 2019 00:35:00

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Let me start with a question, what is the lightest material on the planet? The answer is something called Aerogel. It is so light and so durable that NASA used it to capture ‘Stardust’. Impressive for a product that has its roots in a #2 Pencil, Carbon. Why do I introduce this Fact? Karen Biehl has created the musical equivalent of Aerogel, the music is so light yet so well composed that the listener is picked up and transported to a world of peace and tranquility, a place that is so sadly lacking in our modern world. Some music is designed to provoke, some music is designed to be ignored, and some music just picks you up and takes you on a journey. Starlight Dreams is certainly in the category of ‘taking you on a journey’. As with any musician I listen to I went digging online for information, her website is www.maestramusica.com What surprised me about the site was that it was not your usual, About me, Buy My Album, and Good Bye. She also is involved with a Youth Scholarship Program. Everyone preaches STEM from the rafters but I think the arts are just as important.

The Week In Reviews _ Kenetic Element

Feb 14, 2019 01:07:00

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Kinetic Element, a band based in Richmond, Virgina (USA) that finally made a mark in the prog world in its tenth year in 2016 by performing at ROSfest and Terra Incognita, and in 2017 at Progtoberfest, has been through some changes in the last couple of years. Sporting a new guitarist and vocalist, and venturing into vinyl for the first time, they composed and recorded their third studio album, “The Face of Life,” during 2017 and 2018. The band, founded and led by veteran multi-keyboardist Mike Visaggio, after breaking into the genre with their first album “Powered by Light” in 2009, garnered acclaim from around the progressive rock universe with their 2015 release of their second band album, “Travelog.” They began becoming known for their epic pieces,containing spiritually uplifting lyrics and symphonic style arrangements following in the footsteps of the founders of the style like Yes and Genesis, as have other great bands like Transatlantic, Knight Area, Frost, Also Eden, and others like them. Reviewers have said that while they can clearly hear the influences, Kinetic Element has molded them into something uniquely their own.

Journey Into The Civil War - Battlefield Medicine

Feb 9, 2019 01:41:00

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This week on the program author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Robert Hicks and Shauna Devine to discuss medicine of the civil war.

The Week In Reviews - Kinetic Element

Feb 9, 2019 00:38:00

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Kinetic Element, a band based in Richmond, Virgina (USA) that finally made a mark in the prog world in its tenth year in 2016 by performing at ROSfest and Terra Incognita, and in 2017 at Progtoberfest, has been through some changes in the last couple of years. Sporting a new guitarist and vocalist, and venturing into vinyl for the first time, they composed and recorded their third studio album, “The Face of Life,” during 2017 and 2018. The band, founded and led by veteran multi-keyboardist Mike Visaggio, after breaking into the genre with their first album “Powered by Light” in 2009, garnered acclaim from around the progressive rock universe with their 2015 release of their second band album, “Travelog.” They began becoming known for their epic pieces,containing spiritually uplifting lyrics and symphonic style arrangements following in the footsteps of the founders of the style like Yes and Genesis, as have other great bands like Transatlantic, Knight Area, Frost, Also Eden, and others like them. Reviewers have said that while they can clearly hear the influences, Kinetic Element has molded them into something uniquely their own.

The Week In Reviews - Prog Band HOIA

Feb 7, 2019 00:31:00

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Experimental beyond expectations, HOIA is an infusion of musical interests by Prateek Rajagopal. Popularly known for being a virtuoso guitarist, budding film composer and writer/producer for death metal legions  “GUTSLIT” & Indian/Amercian prog metal supergroup  “The Minerva Conduct,” his interest in genres and art forms beyond metal gave rise to HOIA, inspired by Avant-garde, progressive rock, experimental and industrial music. After releasing two EPs with HOIA, Prateek is all set to release his debut album titled “Scavenger.” The record has a more sophisticated songwriting approach compared to his previous releases, albeit still very ‘prog,’ and also features Prateek as a vocalist for the first time. The instruments used on the album are unlike his other projects, using samples of rotating fans and vehicle sounds, analog synthesizers and digital manipulation along with organic instruments like guitars (acoustic, electric), piano and strings.

Journey Into The Civil War - The Role Of The Press

Feb 2, 2019 01:07:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Gary Dyson. Gary is the author of A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal. The press played an important role in the Civil War. What is interesting is that here we are some 150 years later and not much has changed. The press treats news with a bias. The coverage of the war by The New York Times was vastly different to the coverage by The Charleston Mercury. Both covered the same battles but with very different perspectices. This is an encore presentation

The Week In Reviews - Author Kathleen Urquhart

Jan 30, 2019 00:41:00

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Kathleen Urquhart has just released her  debut novel, Pigtails and Potter's Field.. It is a sweeping story of a familly and their lives. From the outside looking in, they are the perfect familly, under the surface though, there is a very different story. The book takes on the challenge of sexual abuse

Journey Into The Civil War - The Spies Of The War

Jan 26, 2019 01:16:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Ted Ubanski and Sue Hegman. Were they brave heroes, or terrible traitors? The answer is deternined fby which side you were one. Spying was a dangerous but very important element of the Civil War

The Week In Reviews - Andrew Colyer

Jan 24, 2019 00:52:00

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Keyboard veteran Andrew Colyer has secured possibly one of the most difficult gigs today – covering keyboard parts made legendary by Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Jordan Rudess and Tony Banks! Andrew will be performing with 3.2 featuring Robert Berry this coming spring! If anyone is qualified for the position, it's Andrew who has performed and collaborated with the likes of Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance), Max Flyer (CBS Records), Clark Terry, Louis Bellson among others....not to mention his own band, Prog-award-nominated Circuline!   Keith Emerson left a legacy of music. From his beginnings with The Nice in the 1960's, to worldwide fame with Emerson Lake & Palmer in the 1970's, to his reinvention in the 1980's with the #9 Billboard hit “Talkin' Bout” in the band “3” with Robert Berry and Carl Palmer, Emerson's name is one almost everyone has heard of.  

The Week In Reviews - MIGHTY QUINN & THE OAKLAND RONIN

Jan 23, 2019 00:34:00

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A singer and songwriter most famous for his work on the television show Scrubs, MIGHTY QUINN (aka Quinn Walker) grew up playing Rock, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, and he presently writes music and plays shows with his live Punk band, set to release their self-titled debut album MIGHTY QUINN & THE OAKLAND RONIN in stores and online worldwide November 2, 2018. The album will also be available as a Vinyl LP, and in true Punk fashion includes a ton of leftist political messages about social justice mixed with classic upbeat tunes about love, loss, addiction, depression, and a few pirate references.

Journey Into The Civil War - US Grant And The Railroad

Jan 19, 2019 01:27:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Kenneth Serfass, He is very active in the 'Living History' arena, particularly on US Grant. This should be a most interesting program.

Journey Into The Civil War - Anthony Waskie And The GAR

Jan 12, 2019 01:16:00

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This week we are pleased to hane Anthony Waskie join us. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. Founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, and growing to include hundreds of posts (local community units) across the nation (predominately in the North, but also a few in the South and West), it was dissolved in 1956 at the death of its last member, Albert Woolson (1850–1956) of Duluth, Minnesota.

Journey Into The Civil War - Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Jan 5, 2019 01:00:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Troy Marshal, site director for the VMI Located in New Market, Virginia, the museum provides opportunities to reflect upon the Battle of New Market which raged on the same location, May 15, 1864. In addition to the museum, the site includes a visitor center for the Shenandoah Valley and a 300-acre battlefield park preserving the core areas of the battlefield and historic farm.

Journey Into The Civil War - Fort Monroe

Dec 29, 2018 01:03:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Terry Brown, a leading authority on Fort Monroe. The Shithsonian starts its entry about the fort: As a white child in southern Virginia, I thought his first name was “Beast” because everyone called him that. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler was our nemesis—the Union commander of Fort Monroe, at the entrance to southeastern Virginia’s vast natural harbor; the churl who ordered the women of New Orleans to yield the sidewalk whenever Yankee soldiers approached; the officer who returned to oversee the occupation of Norfolk. But I was never told how Butler and Fort Monroe figured in one of the pivotal moments of the Civil War. I hope that you will join us for what I am sure will be a great program This is an encore presentation

Journey Into The Civil War - The Navy

Dec 22, 2018 01:06:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Gary Dyson. Gary is the author of A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal. Gary has also  studied the role of the navy in the war  

Journey Into The Civil War - The Role Of The Press

Dec 15, 2018 01:07:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Gary Dyson. Gary is the author of A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal. The press played an important role in the Civil War. What is interesting is that here we are some 150 years later and not much has changed. The press treats news with a bias. The coverage of the war by The New York Times was vastly different to the coverage by The Charleston Mercury. Both covered the same battles but with very different perspectices.  

Journey Into The Civil War - More On The Boys Of The War

Dec 8, 2018 01:00:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be exploring the role of children in the war

The Week In Reviews - Eliot Lewis

Dec 5, 2018 00:37:00

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Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV's “Live From Daryl's House.” His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White Band. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band. 

Journey Into The Civil War - Signals

Dec 1, 2018 01:28:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Ted Urbanski, we willl be discussing the role of the Signal Corps

The Week In Reviews - Mary Lydia Ryan - Little Red Boat

Nov 30, 2018 00:38:00

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I will be sitting down with pianist Mary Lydia Ryan to discuss her new album Little Red Boat. It is a delightful piece of solo piano.

The Week In Reviews - David Peoples - Bluesilouettes - looking For Utopia

Nov 29, 2018 00:40:00

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The internet is a wonderful tool, in a space of 30 years it has gone from an obscure US government funded research project to a tool that is part of our daily lives. Without the Internet pianist and composer David Peoples would have been unable, or at least been very unlikely to have made Looking For Utopia. He faced a huge problem, it is one thing to identify the very best musicians in the world for an album, but the logistics of getting them all in one place at the same time is akin to herding cats! The solution was to build the album in layers. David recorded the basic tracks in Atlanta, digital copies were then passed on to the other collaborators, Carina Bruwer and Natasha Jaffe. Carina calls South Africa home and plays the Slide Flute.I had never heard of a Slide Flute, I found this clip of Carina playing it, it is quite the strange instrument.

Journey Into The Civil War - The Music (Part 2)

Nov 24, 2018 01:48:00

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We all had such a great time last week discussing and playing songs popular during the civil war that we are having a part two. Once again Joel Moore and I will be joined by Mike Byrd and Keith Letson of the band Lost Cause.   With lots of music to select from this should be a great program. We will be playing some very traditional British folk songs and trying to see how they became part of the war music

Journey Into The Civil War - The Music

Nov 17, 2018 01:21:00

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This week on Journey Into the Civil War author Joel Moore and I will be looking at some of the music associated with the war, in particular the songs of the confederacy. Joining us will be musicians Mike Byrd and Keith Letson of the band Lost Cause.

The Week In Review - DJ Trump

Nov 11, 2018 00:31:00

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DJ Trump’s newly released music video, "Grab 'Em", juxtaposes Donald J. Trump's rhetoric, set to Gangsta rap samples, against a rapid collage of historical footage from more than 150 documentaries to present two opposing portraits of America. Using recordings of Trump’s speeches, “Grab ‘Em” is a parodic yet uncomfortable song as so much of Trump’s rhetoric fits unapologetically into the Gangsta rap genre. However, the music video cuts against the divisive lyrics by presenting a comprehensive look at the history of America, from its music to its protests, from its national parks to its labor force. “Grab ‘Em” is a quilt of footage that shows what has always made America great despite any rhetoric of divisiveness. The song uses samples of Gangsta rap classics, including those by Coolio, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, as a commentary on the narcissism and self-aggrandizement common in Trump's rhetoric. The lyrics from one sample, "Imma beat dat p***y up" ("Wait (The Whisper Song)" by Ying Yang Twins), directly alludes to Trump's own "Grab them by the p***y" comment. The song also uses samples from politically oriented rap and rock, such as The Coup and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”. In the chorus, behind chants of “U.S.A.”, the national anthem is sampled against the de facto anthem of the Confederate states, “Dixie Land.” The many musical references aim to both anchor and jolt the song’s coherence from the lyrics. On YouTube at https://youtu.be/EIBMZZgeBq0

Journey Into The Civil War - Fort Monroe

Nov 10, 2018 01:02:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Terry Brown, a leading authority on Fort Monroe. The Shithsonian starts its entry about the fort: As a white child in southern Virginia, I thought his first name was “Beast” because everyone called him that. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler was our nemesis—the Union commander of Fort Monroe, at the entrance to southeastern Virginia’s vast natural harbor; the churl who ordered the women of New Orleans to yield the sidewalk whenever Yankee soldiers approached; the officer who returned to oversee the occupation of Norfolk. But I was never told how Butler and Fort Monroe figured in one of the pivotal moments of the Civil War. I hope that you will join us for what I am sure will be a great program

The Week In Reviews - 41point9

Nov 9, 2018 00:43:00

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Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 is releasing their eagerly awaited new album“Mr. Astute Trousers” on October 19, 2018! Hammer meets anvil and the sparks fly. In the process, a sword is made stronger than it could have been before. The same thing happened back in 1995 when bassist/songwriter/producer Bob Madsen met guitarist/songwriter/singer Brian Cline in the North Bay Area of California. Brian and Bob began working together on a few tunes written by Bob and began a lifelong “bromance.” In Brian, Bob had found the perfect voice for his muse. The only problem was Brian's insistence on editing Bob's lyrics (a process referred to as “lyrical evisceration”). (Of course, the real problem is that almost without exception Bob has had to admit that Brian's edits make the songs better.)

The Week In Reviews - Jann Klose

Nov 8, 2018 00:41:00

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Jann Klose is elated to have his brand-new studio album “In Tandem” released worldwide. Fans can download and stream the album, which features a selection of top South African artists such as Karen Zoid and Tamara Dey, on their favorite digital platform. “In Tandem” also features a duet between Jann and legendary Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam on a cover version of Peter Gabriel's “Don't Give Up,” which has also been released as a single.   The wait is finally over after almost a year's worth of work going into the writing and recording of the album, and Jann is ready for people to hear all the songs on “In Tandem”! “I am so excited to release 'In Tandem' to the world! Making this album has been the most beautiful creative experience of my life and career thus far. Working with all these great guest artists from three continents has opened my mind in ways I never expected. I think this is my most honest work to date and I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we did making it.”  

The Week In Reviews - You're The One by Brian Hagen

Nov 5, 2018 00:39:00

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From my review... OK, let me start with a confession, this might be a slightly biased review. On Brian Hagen’s web site he has a list of his musical favorites and mentions ELP’s fabulous album Tarkus. Tarkus was the very first album I bought, I was 12 or 13, knew nothing of ELP but I could not resist the artwork! I still listen to ii today, the LP has long since been retired, but the music lives on online So, Brian gets a bonus point for Tarkus….. I found You’re The One to be a delight. There are 14 tracks, 7 original and 7 by classical composers. I really like this idea, it gives you a real sense of the players ability not only to compose, but also to play. There is a benchmark set and the goal is to fit in.  

Journey Into The Civil War - The Role Of The Native Americans

Nov 3, 2018 01:20:00

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By one source I found some 26,000 Native American's were involved in the Civil War, fought on both sides, and their resons for involvement were both varied and complex. Some tribes fought in the hope that it would help bring down the cultural barriers between the and the Whiteman. Others fought in the hope that it would better their position in life. In Indian Tererory the Chickasaws and Choctaws sided with the Confederacy for a variety of reasons, including their slaveholding history, geographic pressure from bordering states, and the U.S. government’s abandonment of their treaty responsibility to protect the Choctaws from invasion. This should be an interesting journey, please join uu.

Journey Into The Civil War - The Black Soldiers

Oct 27, 2018 01:23:00

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There are many misconceptions when it comes the the subject of Black men in the Civil War. It is easy to paint with a broad brush, black men joined the Union to get retribution on the southern slave owners, the Confederate black men were merely slaves conscripted to serve their masters wishes. Yes, both statements are true, yet both are wrong. The story if far more complex. Joining author Joel Moore and I will be Historian Joe Becton Pleace join us for what I suspect will be a great discussion  

The Week In Reviews - a conversation with Film maker John Borowski

Oct 26, 2018 00:45:00

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The press release begins… Award winning Filmmaker / Author John Borowski’s (H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer) fifith feature documentary film, Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia, will be released in North America on November 13th. The film focuses on artist Castiglia’s painful life of abuse, addiction, and recovery while also exploring the reasons why the world renowned artist paints exclusively in human blood. Vincent Castiglia paints surreal images exclusively in human blood. He began doing so as form of self-healing following a troubled childhood and painful existence. From darkness, however, came light, and Castiglia’s story is one of inspiration and hope, providing proof that art can heal and serve to inspire others.

Journey Into The Civil War - The Fate Of The Captured

Oct 20, 2018 01:04:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Re-enactors John Houck and John Vogt. I plan on strating the program on the Cavalry, there are some questions that I still have from the  last time John Vogt was with us. The bulk of the program however will be an exploration of the fate of the soldiers captured during the war. I think it is fair to sayneither side looked favorably upon their prisonors and as the war progressed the situation deteriorated to inhumane treatment.

Journey Into The Civil War

Oct 13, 2018 01:00:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be exploring a number of areas of the Civil War the Congressional Medal of Honor             • Andrew’s Raid to destroy Western & Atlantic RR, first to receive             • boys who received the medal             • one woman to receive the medal   • Transcontinental Railroad             • bill to build signed by Lincoln             • preliminary work during war             • completed 1869 • 13th 14th 15th Amendments from 1865-1869, a period during reconstruction with Northern states in predominant control             • rights to blacks and former slaves             • Blacks in Congress       • advance in military weapon technology  

Journey Into The Civl War - More On The Children

Oct 6, 2018 00:33:00

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This  week author Joel Moore and I will be belving some more into the children and the Civil War, some 200,000 participated, children as young as 10 were involved. The war affected not just those participating but children everywhere.

The Week In Review - 2002 - A World Away

Oct 4, 2018 00:51:00

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In the genre of New Age, or as I prefer to call it Neo Classical there are for me two clearly defined categories, I call the first ‘passive’. This is by far the most common form, the music is soft and soothing, it almost encourages the listener to ‘zone out’ and maybe do something else, read a book, write a letter, enjoy looking at some fine art, or whatever. The second category I call ‘Active’, it engages the listener, it holds your attention, it is impossible to ignore, it must be listened to! 2002 are the Poster Children of ‘Active’, they are a truly unique band consisting of Mom, Dad, and Daughter. Wikipedia says: Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass, and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards, and a wind instrument called a WX5. Their daughter Sarah sings and plays Celtic harp, violin, baritone ukulele, piano, and Irish whistle. 

Journey Into The Civil War - How It All Began

Sep 29, 2018 00:56:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be exploring the causes of the Civil War, Joining us will be Re-enactment specialist John Houck and Ron Jaggers, a man who has spent considerable time researching the 'WHY' of the Civil War. As with most parts of history there are different viewpoints and over time they become dulled. Today the most common answers you will get in reply to the question "Why did the Civil War Happen"? Are "slavery" and "States Rights". I think this is an over simplification. Join us as we dig deeper.  

The Week In Reviews - Birdsong At Morning

Sep 28, 2018 00:46:00

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From the quietly ambitious 4-CD box set debut, “Annals of My Glass House” (2011), through the expansive territory of “A Slight Departure” (2015), to the masterful new album, “Signs and Wonders” (2018), Birdsong At Morning has garnered rave reviews and airplay around the world.   Led by songer/songwriter Alan Williams, along with compatriots Darleen Wilson (guitar) and Greg Porter (bass), and a host of new and old collaborators, Birdsong At Morning spins elegant tapestries of sound, words, and music.

Journey Into The Civil War - The Cavalry

Sep 22, 2018 01:10:00

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This week on the program author Joel Moore and I will be joined by John Houck and cavalry expert John Vogt. We will be exploring the role of the horse and horeman in the civil war.

Journey Into The Civil War - Women In The War

Sep 15, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the program Joel Moore and I will be joined by John Houck, we will be discussing the various roles that women played in the Civil War. I am hoping that Dana Shelby an expert on the subject will also be on the program

The week In Reviews - Gary Schmidt - Even For A Moment

Sep 14, 2018 00:48:00

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The problem often with solo piano works is…. Well the word ‘solo’. The piano is a wonderful instrument, I wish I had learned to play it, alas the only keyboard I can play is one attached to a computer. I often feel that great though a solo piano work might be, the addition of another instrument  might elevate the work to new heights It is like eating a fine roast beef and gravy dinner and introducing a Yorkshire Pudding. The experience is transformative. . Gary Schmidt with Even For A Moment is the chef that understands the need for the Yorkshire Puddings. Track one is the starter, If This Is The Time, it is a wonderful track. It draws you in, there are two opposing forces at work. I wish I could talk about it more eloquently, there are two people playing. One is ready and steady, the chord structure is wonderful. Meanwhile someone else is adding a another lighter layer. Please join us, for what I am sure will be an interesting discussion, and we will be playing some tracks from the yet to be released albu

The Week In Review - Monica Williams - Journey Of Tears

Sep 13, 2018 00:47:00

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The flute is a clomplex instrument.It can be happy and sad, it comes in many incarnations, it is my understanding that Monica Williams owns more than 70 styles. Journey of Tears is a collection of original works by flutist/composer Monica Williams” being released Sept 21st on Heart Dance Records. Guest artists on the album include fingerstyle guitarist Darin Mahoney, New Age flutist Sherry Finzer, and vocalist Alexa Nodromia. I will be sitting down with Monica and asking her about her new album Journey Of Tears. OH and I will be playing a couple of tracks from this most spendid work, ahead of the September 21 release date

Journey Into The Civil War - Barry Isenhour and Preserving History

Sep 8, 2018 01:03:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by Barry Isenhour. He is a member of the Virginia Flaggers. Their web site begins: We are citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate Monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate Veterans. The Virginia Flaggers were organized on September 5, 2011. What began with just a few dedicated Southerners, has now grown to include hundreds of people, from all over the country, who have joined us in defending the honor of the Confederate Veteran, protesting Heritage violations, and forwarding the colors in Richmond, and Virginia… and beyond! To quote Barry Isenhour "I can bring light to the current situation on the Heritage movement fighting modern day politics trying to rewrite American history."      

Journey Into The Civil War - American Drumer boy

Sep 1, 2018 00:54:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by fillm maker Dorian Walker. Dorian wrote and directed the movie American Drummer Boy, a very spended look at the role played by children in the Civil War. During the Civil War, boys considered too young to fight were allowed to enlist as Musicians or Telegraph Operators.  The principle Musician position needed to be filled was Drummer.  The Drum was used by both the North and South to communicate commands in camp as well as on the battlefield.  Although initially considered a non-combatant role, it was the Drummer that was on the battlefield signaling orders to engaged troops through the various drum calls.  It has been estimated that 40,000 young boys served the North while 20,000 the South.  When not drumming, these boys served their various camps by carrying water, cooking, gathering wood, rubbing down horses and after a battle, they assisted in carrying wounded soldiers off the battle field.

Journey Into The Civil War

Aug 25, 2018 01:00:00

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This week Joel Moore and I will be joined by Civil War expert and author Bruce Mowday. Bruce E. Mowday is an award winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Bruce has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Bruce has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau and the Valley Forge Park Alliance. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups.

Week In Reviews - Stimuli

Aug 22, 2018 00:41:00

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Bay Area rock band STIMULI create thoughtful and heavy rock music about the human condition, delivered through Jimmy Tomahawk’s melodic and edgy vocals and spacious and heavy guitar riffing, Tai Hake‘s solid and snarling bass tones, and Cole Andrew‘s intricate and powerful drumming. STIMULI will release their first official full-length album titled THEY ARE WE in stores and online worldwide on August 17, 2018. The album is a winding 11-track explosion of the trio’s dense, ambitious, and fiercely original sound.

Journey Iinto The Civil War -Re-enactments

Aug 18, 2018 00:59:00

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This week Joel Moore and I will be joined be John Houck. John has been involved in civil war re-enactments for over a quarter of a century, his son and grandson are also active participants. John is very knowledgeable on the period and has many fascinating stories, did you know that there were women soldiers? I am hoping to also explore the subject of everyday life between battles. I find the minutia just as interesting as the well documented battles.

Journey Into The Civil War - American Drummer Boy

Aug 11, 2018 00:53:00

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This week author Joel Moore and I will be joined by fillm maker Dorian Walker. Dorian wrote and directed the movie American Drummer Boy, a very spended look at the role played by children in the Civil War. During the Civil War, boys considered too young to fight were allowed to enlist as Musicians or Telegraph Operators.  The principle Musician position needed to be filled was Drummer.  The Drum was used by both the North and South to communicate commands in camp as well as on the battlefield.  Although initially considered a non-combatant role, it was the Drummer that was on the battlefield signaling orders to engaged troops through the various drum calls.  It has been estimated that 40,000 young boys served the North while 20,000 the South.  When not drumming, these boys served their various camps by carrying water, cooking, gathering wood, rubbing down horses and after a battle, they assisted in carrying wounded soldiers off the battle field.

Journey Into The Civil War – Introduction

Aug 4, 2018 00:46:00

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Please join author Joel Moore and host Simon Barrett on a weekly exploration of the greatest upheaval in US history. There has been much written about the period, the leaders and battles explored at length. Often it is said that in a war it is the victor that writes the history books. In this case there is so much surviving evidence that history must remain neutral.   I enjoy delving into history, not so much to learn about the rich and famous, rather the poor and unknown Joel Moore is the author of 4 novels, he takes a really interesting perspective, the war as seen through the eyes of the child soldiers.   War makes little compromise or compassion for age. The child soldiers were a fact of life, in this introductory episode I want to introduce you to Joel Moore and the children soldiers.

The Week In Reviews - Truthonomy

Jul 19, 2018 00:33:00

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John Vehadija has reunited with his cast of high class musicians for ‘Truthonomy’, the new album by Light Freedom Revival, which is released on July 3rd, 2018. Along the bright sounds of Jamie Glaser’s acoustic guitar, and Vehadija’s ethereal vocals, Billy Sherwood returns for the rhythm section (Drums and Bass), as well as Oliver Wakeman (piano and keyboards) and Marisa Frantz (Harmony Vocals). Eric Gillette also joins in the project by providing additional electric guitar as well as mixing and mastering. This talented team was called up by Vehadija once again to help him express his ideas in the form of a new concept album that offers new insights in his own spiritual journey and the science of Truthonomy.

The Week In Reviews - Lynn Tredeau

Jul 17, 2018 00:38:00

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Lynn Tredeau has a magic light fingered style, no key is ever struck in anger. This album is a masterwork in peace and tranquility. What I really like is her composition plan. Many soloists tend to over complicate their pieces, I am sure it is accidental, but there is a part of me that says the artist is merely showing off. Lynn does not play in that style. I’d say that she plays in a clean and simple style. Do not get me wrong, it is probably more difficult to play the way that Lynn does. There is no wriggle room, you can not obfuscate weaknesses in the composition by adding new layers to confuse the listener.

The Week In Reviews

Jun 28, 2018 00:31:00

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Award winning screenwriter Adrian Roman will direct the film and is also Producing along with Executive Producer Scott James and Associate Producer Abby Sensenbaugh. The screenplay is locked, and a website for the film is available for interested parties, including additional production partners and investors. Social Media is launching now. Composer Will Goss has signed on to write the original score.   Scott James is quoted as saying, “We intend to attach A-list talent for the leads, but also, in a strategy to assure profitability, we are reaching out to social media influencers with millions of followers for smaller roles.” Writer/director Adrian Roman adds, “In writing the screenplay, I wanted to tap into the popular horror genre, but also tell a story that is unique. There have been successful horror/comedies in the past such as 'American Werewolf in London' and 'Beetlejuice,' and 'The Tome' lands somewhere in between those two. The script has a strong female lead, who is a sassy, confident person, but who also shows a wide range of emotions. We are looking for a known, highly talented woman who is twenty-five to thirty years old. Several names have come up but we are on a national search for her and we're seeing who rises to the top. This is the kind of role that would be a 'Pretty Woman' moment for the right actress.”  

The Week In Reviews - The Walk-a-bout

Jun 15, 2018 00:30:00

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Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT are releasing their sophomore album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018. A limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl will also be available with the official album release. The band’s carefully crafted songwriting has allowed THE WALK-A-BOUT to explore the outer reaches of the orchestral atmosphere, and this dynamic new collection explores that avenue with a welcome pop appeal while maintaining their depth and introspection.   

The Week In Reviews - Loren Evarts

May 31, 2018 00:35:00

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Loren has performed professionally in the CT area in a variety of musical situations for over 40 years. He has played and sung in rock, jazz, and even a disco group, as well as a Portuguese band, when he was 15. He was leader, composer and arranger for the new age/jazz ensemble Confluence, and Sliders, an eight-piece band featuring 5 trombones. Besides keyboards, he has been known to perform on trombone and hammered dulcimer, and sang second bass in Chorale Connecticut. For 10 years he was the organist/pianist at North Guilford Congregational Church and is currently at Milton Congregational Church in Litchfield. Loren had just released a new album Home Again.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 27, 2018 00:39:00

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It has been another classic week of Trump. Is his Bromance with Kim Jon Un on the rocks? The Rusia scandle seeme to be intensifying. Is Guliani friend or foe?

The Week In Reviews - Tara Lynch

May 25, 2018 00:41:00

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Featuring members of Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Vince Neil, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen and Dokken!   Los Angeles - Tara Lynch (aka “Gui-Tara”) is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. Tara will be releasing her debut album “Evil Enough” this April on Friday the 13th.    “Evil Enough” is a melodic metal album featuring Tara Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony MacAlpine (solo/Planet X), Phil Soussan (Ozzy/Billy Idol), Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen), Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian Bach), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen). “Evil Enough” is produced by Brent Woods. All words and music written by Tara Lynch.  

The Week In Review - Fernando Perdomo

May 24, 2018 00:41:00

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“Out to Sea” is the debut Instrumental Progressive Rock Album by Fernando Perdomo, guitarist and bassist of the Dave Kerzner Band. The album draws inspiration from classic 70s Art Rock albums by the likes of Steve Hackett, Peter Banks, Steve Howe, and Jan Akkerman. Acclaimed artist Paul Whitehead painted the cover image. Other covers by Whitehead include “Trespass,” “Nursery Cryme,” and “Foxtrot” by Genesis. While all instruments on the record were played Fernando, save one drum track, he has put together a stellar group to perform the music of “Out To Sea” live.   “Out To Sea” was a pre-release on Cruise To The Edge 2018, a progressive rock concert cruise headlined by the band Yes, where Fernando played with the Dave Kerzner Band alongside Kerzner, Derek Cintron, Roger Houdaille, vocalists Durga and Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd), and special guests Randy McStine (The Fringe), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Steve Rothery (Marillion), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Harry Waters (Roger Waters), Gabriel Agudo (Bad Dreams) as well as Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, and Billy Sherwood of Yes. Fernando also played guitar in a special tribute to John Wetton with Kerzner and Thijs Van Leer of Focus. On previous performances on Cruise To The Edge, Fernando accompanied Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) and an all-star line up of progressive rock musicians in Dave Kerzner Band's tribute to the late Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 20, 2018 00:58:00

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Another school shooting, that makes 22 this year. Not all were mass killings but there certainly were 22 ‘events’ with guns. This is getting boring, the same old arguments will be dragged out, politicians will huff and puff and do exactly nothing. Kelly Anne Conway, does the silly woman ever even listen to the questions she is asked? The Royal Wedding, is this the beginning of a big change in the british Monarchy?

The Week In Reviews - Nemo James

May 15, 2018 00:52:00

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Singer songwriter Nemo James has just released a new album, Weave. It is a delightful piece of work. From the press release" 40 years ago Nemo James, singer songwriter and author of the autobiography “Just a Few Seconds” sat in front of a record company executive playing his latest compositions. He was told the songs were very good but there was no market for his James Taylor style of music. Fast forward four decades and James Taylor is still recording and selling out concerts while all the other music fads have come and gone.  

The Week In Reviews - Thunderbird

May 10, 2018 00:44:00

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Canadian hard rockers Thunderbird are releasing their anticipated self-titled third album on Delinquent Records on April 25, 2018! “Thunderbird” was recorded in Vancouver BC, produced by Marc LaFrance and Kelly Stodola and mixed by famed engineer Mike Fraser.   Says lead singer & producer Marc LaFrance, “The album is like a collection of short stories. I am singing the songs as different characters, or telling their tales. A gallery of rogues from the dark side!”   Musically, the songs are inspired by classic hard rock. Heavy guitars, blistering solos, driving rhythms.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 6, 2018 01:00:00

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I really don't know where to start. The revolving door at the Whie House has had another busy week. In the 80's I worked for the largest Oil company in Canada, Fridays were the layoff day of the week. The joke was, if your name plate on your door was there Fiday morning, you were safe for another week! After a teribble start one wonders if Rudy G can beat The Mooch in longevity. I think rudy is on day 4, so another full week and Mooch's record is safe

The News In Review

Apr 29, 2018 01:19:00

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NRA bans guns from its convention – hahahaha Doc Ronny withdraws from bid to head up VA Scott Pruitt gets mauled by house committee Trump has love in with Macron White House Correspondents dinner – Michelle Wolff, was she over the top? North Korea – is Trump due any credit?   

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 22, 2018 00:58:00

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NoRA -In an open letter to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, which was first obtained by TIME, the more than 100 members of the newly formed NoRA Initiative — short for No Rifle Association — pledge to reduce the NRA’s influence in American politics through a series of voter registration drives, nationwide art campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts. Trump skips Barbara Bush funeral Comey – the book, the blow back Paul Ryan – The death of the GOP N Korea – can we trust Kim? Only in Nashville - Naked gunman kills four at a Waffle House - "Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open. If you see this individual -- if you see a nude guy walking around this morning -- call the police department immediately," Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 15, 2018 00:49:00

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Another wonderful week. Jim Comey's book hits the shelves on Tuesday and boy is Trump pissed. Syria rumbles on, how this will end, no-one knows. The FBI raids Trumps lawyer, Cohen.

The Week In Reviews - Michael Kollwitz

Apr 12, 2018 00:36:00

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Michael Kollwitz has just released Serenety II, a very soothing and relaxing work. Big deal, I hear you say. The world is awash in New Age music, why would this album be any different ? The answer is the instrument, how many people can you name that play the Chapman Stick? I hope that you can join us on what I am sure will be an exciting ride.

The Week In Reviews - Shawn Phillips

Apr 11, 2018 00:59:00

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Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has an announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips’ 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression. “I didn’t set out to create this album for people who want some background music while they’re having dinner,” says Phillips. “And it’s not something to be sampled piecemeal. I wanted to make a complete experience, a record that takes you on a journey both musically and lyrically. That’s all I’ve ever done.”

The Week In Reviews - David Fitzpatrick

Apr 10, 2018 00:34:00

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Guitarist/Songwriter David Fitzpatrick who has led Milwaukee’s Dave Fitzpatrick Band for decades will release his first major solo work entitled “Parachutes in Hurricanes” on Daystorm Music. Known for his production résumé, musician/engineer/producer Gary Tanin (Jack Spann, Sam Llanas, Roger Powell, Daryl Stuermer) was recruited to collaborate on Fitzpatrick’s solo opus due to arrive April 27th.    Nearly three years in the making, many musicians provided their artistry along with core members of David’s band. Fitzpatrick and Tanin spent countless session hours crafting the melodies and arrangements that resulted in the compositions on the album. “It was an extensive undertaking that could only have been steered by this songwriter’s single-minded passion for perfection,” explains producer Gary Tanin, “It took David's uncompromising excellence, courage, persistence, and dedication to the art form. I'm extremely proud of our achievement.”

The Week In Reviews - Richard Dillon - Terra Incognito

Apr 9, 2018 00:36:00

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There are pianists and there are composers, and then there is Richard Dillon! His latest work is Terra Incognito and it is a veritable aural feast. A short quote from the review: The label New Age always disturbs me, I prefer the term ‘neo clasical’.  Billed as New Age, Richard Dillon is anything but! Thee is no Yoga or time for meditation with Terra Incognito: The Space Between is an album that you cannot ignore. The tempo bounces around and I love it. I was certain that I was in for a treat from the first track Whalesong Redux I will be playing  some tracks from the album, you won't want to miss this episode

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 8, 2018 01:16:00

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Our weekly look at what is going on at home and abroad. The revolving door at the whitehouse shows no sign of slowing down. Predictions are that Scot Pruit may be the next victim of Trumps Grim Reaper. McConnel and Ryan are worried about a blue wave in November. Are Fox and Friends on the Whitehouse payroll? F&F say something dumb and minutes later Trump tweets it as his new policy.

The News In Reviews - Barrett and Guests

Mar 25, 2018 01:01:00

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The speed of the revolving door at the Whitehouse has picked up speedpeople are now leaving before they even enter. The March For Life saw participation in every state and more than 800 events were held. But will this spur Congress into action? I havs my doubts. Trumps travails with ladies continues, but I doubt it will shake his base. Even the good evangilicals seem unphased at his actions.

The Week In Reviews - Barrett and Guests

Mar 18, 2018 01:01:00

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Is it just a 'stormy in a teacup'? This week has seen the Stormy story take off in new and possibly dangerous directions for Trump. FBI's McCabe got his marching orders 2 days before he was due to retire, fair or spitefull? Tillerson fired on Twitter, now that is a new one. GOP loses PA 18, is this a wake up call for the mid-terns?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Mar 11, 2018 00:58:00

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It was without doubt a classic Trumpian week. Sam Nunberg got the week started, he was magnificent in his stupidity. The annoucement of Tarrifs on steel and aluminum have gone down like a lead balloon with everyone with an IQ bigger that their hat size.

The Week in Reviews - George St Clair

Mar 8, 2018 00:45:00

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Part western balladeer, part borderland chronicler, songwriter GEORGE ST. CLAIR is a master of conjuring feelings and images of lives past and present. Growing up on the high plains of Texas put George in touch with the vastness of the American West, and his songs evoke the dry deserts, rolling grasslands, and high mountains of his West Texas homeland. Living for the past several years in the UK has given him a renewed perspective on the land where he grew up, and these reflections take shape on his new album BALLADS OF CAPTIVITY AND FREEDOM. Although George is based in Europe, the album was recorded at Bird and Egg Studios in Richmond, CA, mixed by Ben Bernstein at Petting Zoo Studios in Oakland, and will release in stores and online worldwide March 2, 2018. I am looking forward to this interview. How many Country singers can you name that live in the UK and have a PhD in Anthropology?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 18, 2018 00:49:00

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Mass shooting by deranged man, Check Dems want gun control, Check Reps have no comment, Check NRA silent, Check Russia investigation, Trump claims proof of no collusion, Check New sex scandal involving Trump and a Playboy Playmate, Check Melania opts to skip chopper ride to Air Force One, preferring some  alone time in the limo Check  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 11, 2018 00:59:00

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Emotional support hamster Olympics and atom bombs Who has security clearances in the west wing? Aparrently 40 do not! That includes Jarred Kuschner. Elon Musk his rocket and Star Man Cape Town Day Zero

An Inverview with Jon Durant

Feb 8, 2018 00:34:00

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Following three acclaimed CDs with his group Burnt Belief, Jon Durant has returned with his first solo album since 2011's “Dance of the Shadow Planets.” Unlike his previous solo albums, however, “Parting Is” is a completely solo guitar album.    A deeply emotional and personal record, “Parting Is” takes the idea of a solo guitar album and transforms it into a stunning sonic landscape of texture and color. Many of the sounds on the album bear no relationship with traditional guitar, but there are no synthesizers employed at all. Everything is played by Jon Durant on guitars (with Durant also playing fretless bass on four pieces). 

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 4, 2018 00:54:00

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Trump has a unique quality, it you mention him the oxygene has a tendency to get sucked our of the room.

The Week in Reviews - Tautologic

Feb 1, 2018 00:45:00

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Tautologic will release Re:Psychle, a CD of songs inspired by real-life Chicagoans. Beginning in early 2018, Re:Psychle will be available through the band's own label - Turtle Down Music (http://www.turtledown.com) - and at Tautologic's live performances. The album will also be available as a download from Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.   Based in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Tautologic bandleader Ethan Sellers is an alumni of the University of Chicago. Written within blocks of the University and the Obama mansion, Sellers' songs for Re:Psychle document people he has met around the Chicago area.   Addiction and mental illness color many of their stories, and the lyrics open up windows on a host of topics - veterans' issues, tension between religious belief and a secular society, addiction, conspiracy theories, materialism, mental health, celebrity culture, and the need for re-connection with nature.  

The Week in Reviews - Deborah Offenhauser

Jan 25, 2018 00:52:00

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Pianist and composer Deborah Offenhauser began taking piano lessons when she was five years old, though she had been playing for some time before then—begging her brothers to teach her everything they knew. After a visiting piano teacher mistook her piano playing for her older brother’s, she was promptly signed up for lessons and a lifelong love of music was born. She studied piano formally until she was fourteen, memorizing classical pieces for festivals and contests, and learning theory, scales, and chord progressions along the way. Her father ensured that she wouldn’t be too immersed in classicism, and she credits him for her exposure to more contemporary musical numbers . When Deborah’s piano teacher relocated, her formal lessons ended but her love for music continued unabated. While her older brothers had long left their childhood piano lessons in the past, she not only continued playing piano, but the classical organ, mandolin, 5-string banjo, guitar, and violin as well. She worked as an accompanist throughout high school and college, and after making connections with college faculty, she was asked to lecture at the University of Michigan. Her career as a music teacher had just begun. Deborah continued to play music during her teaching years, opening for bands from The Moody Blues to The Chordettes, playing at resorts, hotels, and casinos, and recording albums of original piano tunes blended with covers of favorite songs. With patience and perseverance, she was delighted when her efforts led to “Desperate Housewives”, “The Big Bang Theory”, and “Madam Secretary”—all hit television shows—using her songs in their programming. She also became a pianist for a number of touring Broadway shows and has seen her music distributed nationally via Barnes & Noble, and Borders Books & Music book stores. Her new CD Soundscapes is outstanding

The Week in Reviews - Bob Holz

Jan 16, 2018 00:28:00

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Jazz-fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will be releasing his third album “VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection,” featuring  bass legend Stanley Clarke on February 23, 2018! “This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke involved the recording of new compositions I wrote taken from my roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music,” says Holz. Joining Holz and Clarke is former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holz's touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Jamie Glaser and Ralphe Armstrong. “My compositions have plenty of room for interplay between both bass players,” adds Holz. Bob Holz is presently managed by Roy Holland Productions and is signed to MVD Entertainment Group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWDKDTfM59Q

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 7, 2018 01:05:00

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It has been a busy week in Trimpland. The release of Michael Wolff's book Fire  and Fury, has derailed whatever plans the Whitehouse had and instead has it in full damage control.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Dec 10, 2017 01:07:00

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Peace in the middle east? Roy Moore in the Senate? Government shutdown? Tax heaven, but for who?

The Week in Reviews - Dave Kerzner

Nov 30, 2017 00:46:00

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Dave Kerzner, co-founder of the progressive rock group Sound of Contact, has released his second solo album “Static” with a physical CD version available in mid-October. “Static”. The album is the follow up to his highly acclaimed debut album “New World”. Joining him are special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more in addition to his core group consisting of guitarists Fernando Perdomo and Randy McStine, fellow SOC band mate Matt Dorsey and drummer Derek Cintron.   “Static” is a “progressive rock opera” about the clutter and chaos in modern everyday life. It boldly navigates through subjects ranging from noise in our heads of ego, jealousy, technological distractions, substance abuse and narcissism to profiling the hypocritical and corrupt characters in politics, media and society today.   

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 19, 2017 00:53:00

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Jeff Sessions – The man that can’t remember his birthday?. Well that’s how it seems. Roy Moore – Words fail me. Non of the options look good for the GOP and 2018. Al Franken – Should he resign That dang tax bill – Good thing or bad thing. Tax cuts for business permanent but expire for individuals. Is the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate going to be the poison pill Dems start impeachment proceedings – But would a president Pence be any better? Asia tour a success – Trump managed to not start WWIII. Today is International Toilet Day - Why was Piglet staring down the toilet? He was looking for Pooh. Today, November 19th is Toilet Day. Urine for a treat. So what should we all do to celebrate? Spend a penny. Go to the jax, the john, the loo, the crapper, the lav, the WC. Use the facilities, the bathroom, the restroom, the washroom, the little girls’/boys’ room (if we’re going to be more decorous and euphemistic, using the name of the room so no one has to contemplate bodily functions). Take a pee, a slash, a leak, a widdle. Number one and number two. Go on, go on, go on. We prefer the loo or the toilet, the Brits like the lavatory, the French have the double-vee-cee, the Americans use the restroom.  

The Week in Reviews - Scott Fischer

Nov 18, 2017 00:43:00

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The musical mind of native Chicagoan Scott Fischer has been described as a colorfully symphonic amusement park. Whether it's a song-length concept piece, a full album, a rock opera or something else entirely, big bright melodies and ambitious composition always take center stage. As a contributor to Zappacast (the official Frank Zappa podcast), a performer in The Rod Stewart Experience with the legendary Carmine Appice and now on his seventh album, it's no wonder this latest release is titled “Open 28 Hours”: Whatever you're expecting from Fischer's Flicker, you're going to end up with more.   “Open 28 Hours” revisits the humor and camp of Fischer's previous musical bodies of work, and also maintains a musically mature songwriting style and Fischer's signature elastic vocals. Part prog, part power pop, part funk, part piano magic, part 80's extravagance and all at once endlessly intriguing, “Open 28 Hours” plays like a diverse mixtape from another planet. Diversity is not only this band's strong suit, but its card to play in an industry where singular genres seemingly come hardwired in these days. Instead, Fischer's Flicker has something for everyone without kowtowing to trends or passing whims. Good songs are universal, and this is a record that's full of them.

The Week in Reviews - Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal

Nov 14, 2017 00:54:00

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Tokyo Rosenthal has just released a wonderful book Our Last Seder. It is a great read. I will be sitting down with the author to ask him about the book, and I am sure there will be some musc involved.

The News In Reviews - Barrett and Guests

Nov 12, 2017 01:57:00

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Here are my program notes Roy Moore – Should he stay or go? Trump and Putin – Does Trump believe him or not? Tuesday blowout – A prelude to the midterms? Tax plan – will it pass? Obamacare – where is the repeal and replace? Puerto Rico – are they getting as much help as FL and TX Texas church mass killing – NRA keeping very quiet, why?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 5, 2017 00:57:00

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Just 37 percent of Americans approve of his job performance in the latest ABC News/Washington Poll poll. His net approval rating of negative 22 percentage points is the lowest for any president at nine months in office in polling dating to 1946; except for Gerald Ford, no other president had a net negative at this point in his presidency. Moreover, 65 percent of Americans say Trump has accomplished either “not much” or “little to nothing” as president, up from 56 percent after his first 100 days. For a president who constantly says he is accomplishing things at unprecedented pace, only 35 percent of respondents agreed that he is keeping his major campaign promises.

The Week In Reviews - Michael Tracy

Nov 2, 2017 00:32:00

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MICHAEL TRACY combines straightforward American Rock and Roll with poignant lyrical themes, reminiscent of Rock Singer/Songwriter idols like Tom Petty, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and Bruce Springsteen. He has released four studio albums, and together with his band has shared the stage with Bon Jovi (garnering him a featured article in Billboard Magazine), Poison, George Thorogood, Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, Jefferson Starship, Dokken, and Zach Myers (Shinedown). MICHAEL TRACY will release his new album STILL GOT SOUL in stores and online November 17, 2017. This latest effort is his most ambitious yet, representing an artist who has clearly found his voice and a "lane" to call his own. His previous label experiences not being a perfect fit, MICHAEL TRACY was inspired to start his own independent label, TW Music Group, to support his new release, and set out to find the right producer that could capture the sound and style he had spent years cultivating, but had yet to realize on a record. In late 2015 Michael would find what he was looking for with Los Angeles producers Bob Marlette (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper) and Sahaj Ticotin (Ra). He traveled to LA and recorded three songs with them that would appear on his early-2016 release Love And Worries, a short collection of previously unreleased material. From those original sessions, a bond emerged between Michael and producer Sahaj Ticotin, and a shared belief that together they could create great records. They got together again in late 2016, co-writing an original Holiday tune that Michael had been working on called “Poinsettia Red.” 

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 29, 2017 00:53:00

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Trump and his elves spent the week causing distraction and confusion. In fact anything to avoid the friday evening annoucement that Mueller has sealed indictments that will likely be announced on Monday.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 22, 2017 01:13:00

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It has been another stellar week in the 'train wreck' euphamistically called the Presidency. He has pledged almost $500,000 to help his aides legal expenses with the Russia probe. The deaths in Niger has become a PR disaster for all involved.The stopping of subsidies to insurance companies will result in higher premiums and deductables.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 15, 2017 01:00:00

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Does trump actually have an agenda, or is it soley to undo everything Obama did? Obama care North Korea Bob Corker Iran Tillerson fucking moron comment Pence and the NFL, $240,000 bill Is trump trying to destroy the press  

The News In Review - Barrett And Guests

Oct 8, 2017 01:02:00

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What a week! it is hard to know where to start. Trump and the truth seem to be casual aquiantences at best.

The Week in Reviews - Mark Vickness

Oct 5, 2017 00:42:00

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After years as the driving instrumental force behind the guitar/vocal duo, Glass House, guitarist Mark Vickness releases his first solo CD inspired by experiences traveling throughout the US.   “Places” is a modern fingerstyle solo acoustic guitar CD featuring eight original compositions and an arrangement of the spiritual, “I Must Tell Jesus,” which Mark recorded in memoriam to the woman who raised him who died in 2015 at the age of 99.    Says Mark, “Although the music on this CD is inspired by places I have been, it's also about the personal journey of delving into modern fingerstyle guitar in writing and recording these pieces.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guess

Oct 1, 2017 00:52:00

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One thing is clear, with Trump in the whitehouse there is never a dull moment. Is it useful and constructive? Well that is unknown.

The Week In Review - Acting Natural

Sep 29, 2017 00:33:00

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ACTING NATURAL lead singer & guitarist Eric Carnevale, bass guitarist/vocalist James David Maney, and drummer/vocalist Jesse Leonard are fueled by a mutual interest in bringing back the authenticity of raw Rock & Roll music. Their new ACTING NATURAL EP is a stunning debut that proves they have aligned their unwavering dedication to creating quality music with a signature sound. The ACTING NATURAL EP will have a worldwide digital release on September 22, 2017, followed by a physical CD release on October 20, 2017. Coinciding with the digital release, ACTING NATURAL will be attending the iHeartMusic Festival on September 22 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Week In Reviews - OTIS

Sep 21, 2017 00:38:00

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From the American South, Kentucky, comes a new group of southern blues rock champions, OTIS, who will be releasing their highly anticipated second album on Purple Pyramid Records on September 15th. Executive Produced by Grammy winnning Blues/Rock guitar great Paul Nelson, who is best known for his work with the late Johnny Winter, OTIS's “Eyes Of The Sun” takes blues rock to a higher level!   “If ever there were a band to fill the new top spot in the Jam Blues Rock scene and the void left by loss of groups like the Allman Brothers... 'OTIS' is it. This tight unit of talent from the back woods Kentucky has everything it takes to become one of music's next great classic Blues Rock Bands!”- Paul Nelson   The band has earned accolades from ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons who hailed the band's “fine singing, sweet guitar tones...all around enjoyable listening!”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 17, 2017 00:49:00

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It has been a busy time, 2 huricanes in 17 days and now 3 more are churning in the atlantic. I am so glad that gbobal warming is a hoax! Trump has been causing trouble, making deals with the dems has the right wing repeblicans reaching for the Tums. Kim Jong Un continues to test, is there a way to stop him?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 10, 2017 00:46:00

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Is the GOP about to distance themselves from Trump? Is he a liability for the 2018 midterms?

The Week In Reviews - Prog Rock Band Aisles

Aug 31, 2017 00:32:00

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Aisles, the acclaimed South American prog rock sextet, will tour the United States for the first time in their career to play five dates, including the festivals Progstock in Rahway, New Jersey, and Progtoberfest, in Chicago, Illinois. Aisles will be performing part of their latest record, “Hawaii,” a two-disc concept album about human colonies established in space after the destruction of the Earth. Its twelve tracks explore the dilemmas and challenges that the individual and the human spirit would face in this futuristic scenario. Regarding the theme and sound of the album, guitarist and producer Germán Vergara states: “Without a doubt it’s our most profound work so far. With ‘Hawaii’ we dug deep in search of a concept that could really move us. Our objective was to write music that would emotionally and mentally take us to the place where the events in the album occur: Space.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 20, 2017 01:18:00

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This week on the program I will be joined by singer/songwriter Tokyo Rosenthal. He has just released a new CD, This Minstrel Life. Why have a musician on a program about politics? Well, I think you will find that Tokyo is quite a political animal, several of his songs contain political leanings.

The Week In Reviews - the UnAmerican struggle

Aug 18, 2017 00:37:00

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“Bigotry unchecked ushers in greater abuses to civil rights and liberties. The UnAmerican Struggle is my response to help educate people about the increasing struggles diverse people experience in America.” So says Ric Osuna. The rise of Trump has also given rise to a number of groups that seem to feed off the hate that Trump seems to tollerate.

The News In Review - Barrett And Guests

Aug 13, 2017 01:28:00

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It has been a busy and mostly unproductive week. North Korea causing all sorts of threats and the US engaging in the verbal mellee. Is this a good strategy? The violence in Charlottsville yesterday was a stark reminder of how polarized the country has become. There are two sides to every argument and both are right and wrong at the same time. It is wrong to try and rewrite history, only George Orwell could do that. But it is equally wrong to bring violence and death to the table.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 30, 2017 01:24:00

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The opioid epedemic is ravaging the US. This week on the program we will explore the problem and ways forward.

The Week In Reviews - The Rift

Jul 25, 2017 00:31:00

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Hard rock trio The Rift will be releasing two balls to the wall singles titled “Rock Narcotic” and “Mysterious” from their eagerly awaited forthcoming second album slated for release end of July 2017! Conceptually the first single “Rock Narcotic” is a tribute to rock and roll. It's about how rock n roll feeds our imagination, inspires us, and allows us to totally immerse ourselves in it's grooves. Once you're hooked on that feeling you never want to let it go, it's the best drug in the world. The second single “Mysterious” is more abstract. It's about the give and take nature of life, struggling to have faith but wanting to, and realizing how precious and short our time is. 

The Week In Review - Life After Mars

Jul 18, 2017 00:47:00

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Progressive rock band Mars Hollow has announced that they will be recording a new album after a nearly 5-year hiatus. The announcement was made during a semi-reunion show and subsequent radio interview in June, and came on the heels of a show billed as “John Baker and Steve Mauk Perform the Music of Mars Hollow” in Chicago. The show was the first time Mars Hollow has performed live since May, 2012. The most recent studio effort from the group was the track “So Far Away,” which also had a video release and was included on the Mars Hollow Live album. The album, also available on DVD, documented the band's 'Church of Prog' spot at RosFest, 2011 and was released in Fall of 2012.    

The News In Review

Jul 16, 2017 01:18:00

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Where is the most unpopular bill since Income Tax at? After 7 years of grumbling, the GOP don't seem to have a clue what to do with Obama care. Mosul is about to fall, ISIS is losing ground, however one article I read this week sait the caliphate really does not physical territory. The capiphate can be online How do you fix it?  

Barrett and Guests

Jun 25, 2017 01:08:00

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Lets talk about North Korea and Otto Warmbier. It could be argued that he should not have gone there in the first place, but go he did.In light of his death what should the US response be? Health care, will it lower costs Wh press briefings Buget cuts

The News In Reviews - Barrett and Guests

Jun 11, 2017 01:32:00

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"Nothing to see here" the trumpers scream. Lots to see here is what everyone else said! So who is right?

The News In Rewiew - Barrett and Guests

Jun 4, 2017 01:10:00

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The Trumpinator had another tough week. There was little to celabrate.

The Week In Review - Alex Lopez

Jun 1, 2017 00:39:00

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Blues rock guitarist Alex Lopez and his band The Xpress will be releasing their eagerly awaited third album titled “Slowdown” on MarEmil Records on May 19th! A powerful modern blues album that seamlessly fuses rock and blues and combines it with an unstoppable groove. The album's lyrical theme will also connect with today's world. “Slowdown” tells a story about a person who travels down a path that leads to addiction and their struggle to find a way back home. Each song is a chapter in this saga and the album takes you from innocent beginnings to heartbreaking despair and eventually to redemption and salvation.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 21, 2017 01:26:00

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Another rocky week for the Trump administration. He just can't seem to get Russia out of his hair. Like presidents before him, he has fled Washington in search of more fertile ground.

The Week In Reviews - Aerial School

May 11, 2017 00:38:00

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Hard rockers from Hollywood, Aerial School, is releasing their debut seven-song EP titled “Love Is Calling.” The sound is big, bold and oozes raw sensuality! “Love is Calling” just might make you want to mouth kiss someone! This is one of those rock 'n' roll records that makes you want to test the limits of your speakers as it just gets better the louder it's played!   Written and produced by guitar slinger Thorn St Germain, seven songs of exquisite, unbounded and divine rock thunder! Vocalist Dusty Bo is the perfect match for St Germain's howling, ripping guitar and legendary harmonica man Jimmy Z shines on “Red Hot Flame” with possibly the most astonishing blues harp solo on a rock song ever, changing keys three times!  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 30, 2017 01:32:00

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A late night talk show told his audience that they have much to celebrate. 100 days and we are still alive! But how has Trump really done? What has he achieved?

The Week In Reviews - Kwame Binea

Apr 28, 2017 00:36:00

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Soul rocker Kwame Binea was born in West London with native origins in Ghana. He has peppered his music with a unique brand of “Roots Rock” which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga.   “Universal Love” by Jimmy Cliff, a featured track on his new debut album “Roots Rock n Universal Love,” was produced by Vernon Reid of the group Living Colour who also co-wrote the tune “Love Surreal.” Of the process, Vernon says, “Kwame connected to 'Universal Love' immediately. He brings a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of hope to this seldom heard classic.”  

The Week In Reviews - Zero Times Everything

Apr 25, 2017 00:50:00

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Experimental music ensemble Zero Times Everything will be releasing their eagerly anticipated new album “Sonic Cinema” on April 21, 2017! Avant-garde post-industrial pre-cambrian pan-ethnic serial noise proto-punk neocortex music. It lives at the intersection of “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” and Autechre, mixing glitchcore, ambient, and progressive rock. Says band member Richard Sylvarnes, “In film making it is critical to create a sense of space; a world wholly imaginary that we can enter completely and without reservation. That is the first critical step in the creative process of Zero Times Everything. We strive to create worlds with sounds for a film that is either real or imagined. Hence the title: ‘Sonic Cinema’. Although largely an instrumental recording there are passages of spoken texts; either through a disembodied heroine’s chant from a 1930’s gangster film, robot voices reciting Marxist texts, a child’s recitation of ‘Twenty-first Century Schizoid Man’, to a chorus of angry protesters whose calls against war resemble a liturgical chant. The totality of these texts describe a malignant world within the throes of a breathless apocalypse. And, yet, the record ends on a celestial note – a treated, improvised guitar loop – that inspires hope and resilience within the storm.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 23, 2017 01:28:00

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Trump is nearing the 100 day mark, what is his mark?

Exposing Clinton Addiction to Power: by Fred Lucas

Apr 19, 2017 00:26:00

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The subject of FBI investigations and the leaders of the most controversial political organization in America, the Clintons have long been the subject of talk radio. Fred Lucas opens up those conversations that tore open the secrets currently being examined by the FBI. For those interested in the dynamics of Washington politics, the undercurrents of the Establishment and the lust for power that moves those who practice politics in Washington today, Fred Lucas brings those readers into the mix. “Fred Lucas not only delineates the roots of talk radio as a venue for communicating conservative political thought in the 1930s and 40s, he explains how it has become, in the 21st century, the life force for the conservative movement and the voice for conservative ideals on the current political landscape. Anyone who loves talk radio will love this book”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 9, 2017 01:16:00

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Another stellar week in politics. Trump uses $60 million worth of Tomahawk Missiles against a Syrian air base, and guess what, the base was up and running again in 24 hours!  

The Week In Review - John Haesemeyer

Apr 6, 2017 00:34:00

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San Francisco - Recorded on both sides of the equator, Americana/Rock artist, John Haesemeyer's new EP, Maybe If I Try, will be released on April 29, 2017. John Haesemeyer (HAZE-mire) is a San Francisco based performing artist who fuses folk and pop genres, emphasizing intimate vocals, acoustic guitar, orchestral instruments, and the rhythm section of a rock band.   Argentinian producer, Nahuel Bronzini arranged the record, instilling a range of American rock, country, and folk influences, coupled with the classical traditions honed in his formal training. Bronzini is a popular producer and string arranger in the Bay Area, and produced John's last two records.   

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 2, 2017 01:32:00

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Trump has pissed off entire countries, now he is pissing off the members of his own party.

The Week In Reviews - Legerdamain by James Heaphy

Mar 29, 2017 00:32:00

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Legerdemain is the true story that takes Jim Heaphey through the alleyways and bathhouses of Casablanca, the exotic Arabian Nights-like Fair in Marrakesch, the settings of the privileged in Cairo and the hillside villages of Cyprus. The story unveils the workings of MI6, the CIA, French Security Force, the Moassad and the KGB. In so doing, the story brings to the reader an understanding of the Islamist mind and sets the stage for the affairs of the Twenty-First Century.

The week in reviews - Yang

Mar 27, 2017 00:40:00

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Founded by Frédéric L’Épée in 2002 (previously founder of the bands Shylock in the 70's and Philharmonie in the 90's), Yang is an instrumental quartet which compositions melt guitar counterpoints, odd time signatures, New Music with a hint of oriental modes all together with a powerful rock pulse.   Their new opus, “The Failure of Words”, is a touchstone in Yang's evolution. This album, unlike the others, aims no more to sound like in live situation but is a musical process itself. The idea behind the project was to express the inability, as human beings, to really communicate with our species, always experiencing conflict, disharmony and delusion. Only art, love, are able to convey our deepest feelings and ideas. Words failed us.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Mar 26, 2017 01:33:00

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I always send out a request for ideas for topics. This one,,,,, Trump gets great news..... now Dems own it.   What Russians, or do you mean the ones Hillary approved the sale of 20% of our uranium reserves to, and right after Bill got a $500K gig to travel to Moscow....   How about instead.... the debt ceiling, the Reid Rule comes back to bite Demoncrits, parsing 'wiretap' into Team Trump was surveilled and some body high up knew and approved it on Team Obama.... you know.... the same people who told you 'why I just heard about Hillary's server in the news just like you did.....when all along the IShole was communicating with her under a 'pen name'.....   Oh.... and why wouldn't we believe Trump when he says he, his family, team, etc were survielled? Wasn't it Obama and Clinton who told us a youtube video caused Benghazi? These same people tried to rig the Israeli election against Bibi....   I

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Mar 19, 2017 01:29:00

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It has been another busy week in the world of Trump. A budget proposal that both sides hate, Spicy pissing off the brits, and Trupcare floundering. Still, the good news is that he is spenping the weekend at his private club Mar-a-largo.

The week in review - Andrew Scotchie

Mar 16, 2017 00:46:00

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Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats formed in Asheville NC as a street busking project in late 2011. Revered for their high energy live shows, dynamic musicianship & Scotchie's larger than life stage presence, the band has continued to craft their hard driving style of rock & blues and are dedicated to building their musical family everywhere they go. Consistent studio recordings, year round touring, earnest songwriting & sharing show bills with legends such as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin and Bettye Lavette has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s must-watch bands.   

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Mar 5, 2017 01:31:00

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Where to start. Wire taps. Pence on AOL. Sessions and the Ruskies.

The Week In Reviews Lainey Schooltree

Mar 2, 2017 00:46:00

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When music trends pander to the lowest common denominator, the real rebellion discards formulas and charts a stubbornly individualistic path. That's where we find Schooltree on their second release, Heterotopia: forging a new standard in sonic storytelling and taking us through cracks in the sidewalk into other worlds.   The story Four years in the making, Heterotopia is a symphonic odyssey through a dystopian dreamworld: a 100-minute double record in the tradition of ambitious concept albums like The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Quadrophenia.

The Week In Reviews - Publisher Don Bracken

Feb 27, 2017 00:22:00

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An interview with publisher Don Bracken about his expansion plans for History Publishing.

The Week In Reviews - Ape Shifter

Feb 16, 2017 00:50:00

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Progressive Rock ensemble APE SHIFTER will be releasing their self-titled debut album in March 2017! APE SHIFTER is all instrumental and reaches from rockin' 70's riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves. Intense Simian Instrumental Rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.   Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 18 years.  He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Johnny A., Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band.  He's worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 10+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 20+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012)!  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 12, 2017 01:32:00

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The Trumpification of the US is now 22 days old. The major british bookmaker Ladbrooks, is offering 'evens' that Trump will be impeached or resign withing his first term.  Nancy DeVos may have gobs of money, but that does not seem to keep the teachers happy. Flynn has some memory problems about what he did or did not say to Russia. Oh and his head whipping boy Robin Townly, an NSC senior director for Africa and a former Marine, was denied access remains unclear. But his departure appears to be another problem for Flynn roughly two months into the job as President Trump’s top adviser on national security issues.  

The Week In Reviews - An Interview With Debra Shiveley Welch

Feb 7, 2017 00:49:00

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About the Book I have studied Tudor history for over fifty years; the fascination for that era and the people who made up the family of Henry VIII has never waned. I used to say to people, “When I read about Henry VIII, his siblings or his wives, it isn’t as if I’m learning something; it’s more like I’m being reminded.” Reminded indeed – so perhaps I wasn’t that surprised when I discovered through DNA analysis and genealogy that I am a direct descendant of Margaret Tudor, and therefore Mary Queen of Scotts. Henry VIII is my eighteen-time first cousin! So, I decided to visit my kin. What fun! Within the following pages, you will travel with Bridget Littleton, a rich and beautiful young woman who, with the help of the Bermuda Triangle, is transported back in time to Tudor England. Most of the book is fantasy, of course. Were it not, we’d all be paddling our way to Tudor times for a visit, but I have stuck to the basic facts of life in Tudor history. Yes, I have played with it a bit, but the basic facts are there. I have also taken the liberty of using my not so royal ancestor John Lyttleton and his son Sir John Lyttleton whose wife was, in fact, named Bridget. I’m having such a good time!

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 5, 2017 01:33:00

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It has been a bumper week for Trump and his Trumpettes. Sean Spicer claims that Iran fired on a US navy vessel - BUNK Lap dog Kellyanne Conway invents the 'Bowling Green Masacre' (BUNK) which resulted in the 2011 Iraq refugee ban (BUNK). There was no ban. Trump gets his travel ban unbanned by a 'so called' judge. The republicans seem to be losing their lust for a wall. Few think that Mexico will pay.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 29, 2017 01:32:00

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A look back at the week in'Trump'.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 22, 2017 01:23:00

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President Trump, let the games begin

The Week In Reviews - Richard Niles - Bandzilla

Jan 19, 2017 00:49:00

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What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. Led by acclaimed composer/arranger/guitarist Richard Niles, the 25-piece jazz-fusion orchestra was originally formed in the studio to play on the seminal Grace Jones track ‘Slave To The Rhythm’. Since then, Niles & BANDZILLA have performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, James Brown, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Pet Shop Boys, Michael McDonald, Cher and Tina Turner.   

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 15, 2017 01:28:00

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Trumpification is 5 days away. Oddly the country seems less united than ever.What sort of world are we facing?

Tokyo Rosenthal Talks About 'Now I Believe There's A Devil'

Jan 14, 2017 00:35:00

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Tokyo bares all about his new single

The Week In Reviews - Binky Womack

Jan 11, 2017 00:35:00

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“Womack Style” is the latest album project from Binky Womack, a member of one of the most iconic music families of all time. Nephew of music legend Bobby Womack, Binky's new album is released through Gonzo Multimedia UK.   Binky has his own studio in Burbank, California (The Ear Hole Recording Studio) and acts as a producer to many top line artists. He also has a publishing company, Bindelari Music, which is represented by World Domination Music for the world excluding North America. Bindelari is also the vehicle for new acts such as Jae, as well as Binky's own material.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 8, 2017 01:32:00

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Lots to talk about as the US prepares for 'trumpification'.

The Week In Reviews - Paul Nelson - Badass Generation

Jan 5, 2017 00:44:00

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Much to the excitement of guitarists worldwide, guitar legend Paul Nelson has released his new album “Badass Generation” to critical acclaim! Grammy winning guitarist Paul Nelson was Johnny Winter’s protege guitarist in the Johnny Winter Band. Paul has toured with countless worldwide touring artists and performed live and or on recordings along side major artists such as Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, Mark Knofler, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Slash, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Reb Beach, Steve Morse, John Popper, Debbie Davies, Los Lobos, Quin Sullivan, Tinsley Ellis, Lucky Peterson, Joe Louis Walker, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski, Joe Walsh, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Earl Slick, Hubert Sumlin, Pete Rivera, Rick Derringer, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Uptown Horns, Blues Brother Horns, Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, James Cotton, Anthony Jackson, Dickey Betts, Junior Brown, Pat Travers, Jimmy Vivino and La Bamba of Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Paul Schaefer’s CBS Orchestra to name a few. With appearances on David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel programs.

The Week In Reviews - Don Falcone

Dec 22, 2016 00:45:00

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“The Roadmap In Your Head” is the 13th studio album from the Spirits Burning space rock collective, and the second to feature keyboardist Cyrille “Clearlight” Verdeaux. The album has a strong Gong presence, as it includes performances by four musicians from Gong’s Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe), and four members of the current Gong (Ian East, Fabio Golfetti, Dave Sturt, Kavus Torabi). Clearlight is a project of French songwriter and composer Cyrille Verdeaux that blends classical romanticism and prog-rock experimentation. The first Clearlight album was released under the name “Clearlight Symphony,” in 1974, by British major label Virgin Records. The most recent release was 2015’s “Impressionist Symphony.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Dec 11, 2016 01:41:00

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Trump continues to flesh out his staff. Not all of his picks are getting A+ marks, but we shall need to wait and see.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Dec 4, 2016 01:43:00

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The UK are set to have sweeping changes in the legal spying laws. Can we expect the same here in the US? Trump contivues to buillt his cabinet and other serious positions. Some are asking is this what 'draining the swamp' looks like?  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 27, 2016 01:31:00

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There is plenty to talk about this week. Trump continues to be unconventional. Fidel Castro is dead. Jill Stein forces a pointless recount.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 20, 2016 01:32:00

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Another busy week in the transition to President Trump. The Oxford Dictionry has declareed that Post-Truth is their word of the year.Post-truth politics is the phrase that has become popular. No one cares about the facts, only the message counts.

The Week In Review - Bob Beland

Nov 16, 2016 01:00:00

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Much to the anticipation of music aficionados worldwide, renowned LA songwriter Bob Beland is releasing his new album “Left Of Center” on his own independent label Wrong Way Works! Beland is an American born musician/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, where he has performed, written and recorded original music from 1973 to the present. His diverse career spans over four decades. I will be sitting down with Bob Beland and exploring his new album. It is delightful, listen in and hear some of the music

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 13, 2016 01:31:00

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The people have spoken. Trump will indeed be our new leader. So lets talk about it. Draining the swamp in Washington, sounds great, but can he do it?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 6, 2016 01:31:00

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Tuesday is two days away. Election 2016 is down to the wire.

The Week In Reviews - FloRocker

Nov 3, 2016 00:40:00

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Over the past quarter-century there has been a huge upsurge in Hip Hop and Rap music emanating from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. The trend continues to this day with some great new artists and labels popping up not only in San Francisco and Oakland, but in the adjacent suburbs of Vallejo and Richmond, California. This includes FloRocker, a dynamic artist and producer who has been in the game for many years, and is proud to announce his new 12-track debut album, Rich In The Heart, due for worldwide digital and physical release on October 28, 2016. FloRocker is releasing this album as a celebration of life, spanning club songs to street records, and with a variety of genres represented including Rap and Hip Hop.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 30, 2016 01:32:00

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It has been another busy week in the Presidential race.Trump continues to trip himself up, and Clinton continues to be mired in the email trouble. What bothers me is that the race has become so polarized I wonder if who ever wins, will they be able to move the country forward?

The Week In Rewiew - Ray Vaughn

Oct 20, 2016 00:39:00

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The newest album from San Francisco-based rocker Ray Vaughn may be called Wounded Bird, but he’s really more like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a forgotten San Francisco music scene. Wounded Bird picks up where his last solo album left off, and now Ray Vaughn’s songs have grown from the more stripped down singer/songwriter arrangements of Way Down Low to full-band productions. Ray’s new album will be released worldwide both physically and digitally on November 4, 2016, through his own independent record label, Rayoso Music.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 16, 2016 01:31:00

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Another busy week, Clinton is fighting Wikileaks and Trump Gropegate. I wonder if this is what the american people want to really put this at the forefront when the election is 3 weeks from now? I personally don't think so, I would much prefer to hear policy discussions, but that does not seem to interest either of them.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 9, 2016 01:34:00

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The good news is that the election is a month away.I for one will be glad when it is all over. Trump has not had a great week, the audio tape from 2005 is unlikely to help him in his quest to court the votes of women. The timing was priceless, it took the wind out of the sails of Wikileaks

The Week In Review - Stick Men

Sep 29, 2016 00:41:00

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Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, prog legends Stick Men will be releasing their new album “Prog Noir” on October 21, 2016. It is now available for pre-order as a single disc edition and a super deluxe box set, which contains an additional bonus CD with exclusive material, a double vinyl version of the album, a t-shirt and poster. The band, featuring members of King Crimson, has also released a new lyric video for the track, The Tempest’ A departure from their previous efforts, “Prog Noir” includes song oriented material, featuring vocals on several tracks. Says Tony Levin, “The album is somewhere between being the best of our current compositions, and having a unifying concept overall. Part way through the our recording process, the ‘Prog Noir’ title, lyrics and idea came up – it sort of shone a dark, noir light on what had come before, and it influenced what came after (including some ‘noir’ instrumental interludes that will be part of the box set version.) For me that’s a good way to go – I like a concept involved with an album sometimes, but I don’t feel it needs to encompass every piece.”

The Week In Rewiews - Burnt Belief

Sep 27, 2016 00:43:00

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Inspired by the unspoken and hidden truths behind our daily reality, “Emergent” is the third in a trilogy of collaborative works by bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood/O.R.k etc) and experimental US guitarist Jon Durant, under the working name Burnt Belief.   “Emergent” builds on the duo's previous work whilst still exploring the fundamental aspects that define Burnt Belief's sonic world, namely hypnotic rhythmic elements seamlessly blended with lush guitar led soundscapes and deep ambient atmospherics. “Emergent” also showcases the intense and unpredictable, yet satisfying guitar playing from Durant, who manages to tame elemental, skittish and frequently unsettling tones, by subtly wrapping them in layers of magnetic aura. Drumming throughout is Vinny Sabatino, who brings an inventive, muscular and precise beat to complement Colin Edwin's expansive and expressive fretless and upright basses.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 25, 2016 01:31:00

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The Trump v Clinton battle rumbles on, mostly fueled by zealots from the left and right.

The Week In Reviews - Gustavo Assis-Brasil

Sep 19, 2016 00:39:00

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Much to the anticipation of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil has released a new album “Chromatic Dialogues”! The tracks were conceived and recorded in Boston, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh during the Fall of 2015, and brought to Grammy winner engineer Dave Darlington for mixing and mastering at Bass Hit Studios, New York City, in January 2016.   Says Gustavo, “The main idea of recording this album was to combine compositions with improvised musical dialogues (duets). The result was an original blending of spontaneous instrumental conversations with intricate and introspective musical statements.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 18, 2016 01:35:00

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So we have the most negative presedential race in living memory. Why is that?

The Week In Revews - Charles Xavier

Sep 15, 2016 00:52:00

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Charles Xavier, aka “The Xman,” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a work ethic matched only by his creative madness, Xavier is releasing his sixth full-length album, Happy Note Records Sampler 2016, on October 14, 2016. This powerful new compilation spans 20 plus years of The Xman’s releases, featuring contributions from Satori, The Messengers, and genres including Jazz, Electronic, New Age and Ambient music. In the past 30 years, Xavier has built multiple businesses, was a key contributor to a million-dollar audio recording business, and has undertaken several endeavors in music. His own independent record label Happy Note Records is a multifaceted entertainment company promoting “Unconventional Music for Unconventional Minds.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 11, 2016 01:32:00

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Another busy week in politics. Clinton takes a page out of the trump playbook and abuses his supporters. Matt Lauer is accused of giving Trump an easy time in his 'Town Hall'.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 4, 2016 01:18:00

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Another busy week. A question for you  all, The IRS handed down a fine for illegal political contributions made by which foundation? a) Clintton Foundation or b) Trump Foundation? What is Trumps position regards Mexico? Wednesday left me confused. Does clinton have a memory problem?

The Week In Reviews - Neon Alley

Sep 1, 2016 00:51:00

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Known for (what the band likes to call) Modern Classic Rock, Neon Alley takes you back to an era when Rock wasn’t about making a quick buck, but about songs written and performed from the heart. I will be talking to David Vaccaro about his new venture Neon Alley, It is loud, it is brash, it is exactly what Classic Rock should be.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 28, 2016 01:32:00

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The fight for the White House gets stranger and strnger by the hour. The Trumpers and Trumpettes want Clinton in jail. The Clinton supporters are shouting from the rooftops that Trump is unfit to host a childrens birthday paty at Chucky Cheese, never mind be CIC. The polls are showing one clear thing, the electorate do not like either of them. 75% are voting for someone because they just hate the other one. This begs the question, is 2016 going to see a record turn out? Record high or record low?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 21, 2016 01:05:00

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The Trump roundabout of who is running his campaign continuues. The Olympics are concluding, Clinton fights to shake off 'them damn emails'.

The Week In Reviews - Billy Livesay

Aug 19, 2016 00:33:00

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay and his band The Livesays will be releasing their new album “Hold On... Life Is Calling” on October 3, 2016! Memorable pop-rock tunes, soulful vocals, wailing slide guitar and riveting live performances are The Livesays signature. Best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen sax legend Clarence Clemons, Billy Livesay's new album is an exciting collection of Neo-Classic Rock gems born, raised and developed in the heat of south Florida.

The Week In Reviews - Lloyd Miller

Aug 17, 2016 00:30:00

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Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, alternative Christian blues rock guitarist singer/songwriter Lloyd Miller will be releasing his new EP titled “Light Is Rising” on July 9, 2016! This is Lloyd's sophomore release and once again shares a message of inspiration and hope.

The Week In Review - Middlesong

Aug 8, 2016 00:52:00

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Prog duo Middlesong has release a new three-song EP titled “Directions” featuring YES legend Billy Sherwood. With Joe Schneider (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Phil Tomczak (keyboards, guitars), Middlesong has heavy Prog and Classic Rock influence, along with hints of Folk, Pop and Americana. Middlesong's eclectic sources produce a universal sound that musicians and non-musicians will appreciate!

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 7, 2016 01:31:00

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Our weekly look at politics  and current events. Trump has had yet another bumpy week, with most of the problems being self inflicted. Clinton seems to have taked a page out of the Trump playbook, don't let the facts get in the way of the story. All eyes are on Rio for the Olympic games, and true to form NBC has irked viewers by timr delaying the broadcast of the opening ceremony. Will they never learn?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 31, 2016 01:21:00

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Much has been made of the Dem and Gop conventions. But does any of it matter? I read a rather interestng comment by my son who lives in Canada. He extolled the virtues of the canadian system which is a 6 party rather than 2 party system. As this creates a situation where there can never be a clear majority the waring factions are forced to work together. We alas prefer gridlock. Can anything change this?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 24, 2016 01:14:00

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It has been a busy week. It was revealed what ailes Fox News, The GOP had their convention, unfortunately most of the press coverage involved Melania Trumps borrowed speach and Ted Cruz's un-endorsement of Trump. The Dems kick off their Conventions on monday, and already there are issues, DNC Debbie seems to be in trouble.

The Week In Reviews - On Dolphin

Jul 22, 2016 00:35:00

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Bay Area music ensemble On Dolphin will be releasing their debut album “LAYERS” on vinyl on July 22, 2016! Fronted by Melissa Lyn, the band’s music has been described as “Indie rock for people that are hopeful and curious.” The band’s new album explores the evolutions of ideas from curiosity and experience to beliefs and knowledge. And, finding comfort within the structures of family and community while making space to be. After years of playing solo acoustic shows, Melissa dusted off her electric guitar and teamed up with her husband, engineer and producer Ryan Clark to create On Dolphin’s debut full length album “LAYERS” to be released on vinyl July 22, 2016. The band’s influences include Spoon, Aimee Mann, Cat Power, Billie Holiday, Jets to Brazil, Belle & Sebastian & Des Ark.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 17, 2016 00:55:00

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A look at politics and current events. Lots to talk about, little of it good.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 10, 2016 01:31:00

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Lots to talk about this week. The events in Dallas are most disturbing. On the political front, the conventions are looming and they do may be headed into stormy waters.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 3, 2016 01:04:00

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It has been another busy week. Bill chatting with Lorreta on the tarmac at Sky Harbor, Trump being sort of presidential, but not actually telling facts. ISIS continue to rain terror where they can. The UK is still bealing with a huge hangover from Brexit.

The Week In Reviews - Rocker-T

Jun 30, 2016 00:40:00

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Brooklyn-born Reggae pioneer Rocker-T announces the release of his newest album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, featuring Reggae Legends Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Prezident Brown and UK Reggae Superstar Gappy Ranks. The new album showcases some great original songs, along with some inspired remixes of some older songs from some well-known producers. The 19-track release (16 songs on the CD and 3 bonus tracks on the digital album) is put out through Luvinnit Productions, Rocker-T’s own independent record label, on June 17th, 2016. The album has many other amazing guest features including Mr. Williamz, Skip Wicked (Indubious), Mama-T, RasIndio, and Jah Wave, and spans many genres while staying rooted in the conscious Dancehall reggae that Rocker-T is known for.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 26, 2016 01:21:00

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Lots to talk about, brexit, Trump, Gun Control, the list is long

The Week In Reviews - Ray Bennett

Jun 22, 2016 00:46:00

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British progressive rock pioneer, Ray Bennett of Flash, is reissuing his 2001 solo epic “Whatever Falls” for the first time as a digital release, available now on iTunes, and in most digital stores worldwide for purchase and streaming!   With it's original release just days after the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the hauntingly beautiful title track, “Whatever Falls” was, by eerie coincidence, appropriate and especially moving. But every track of this extraordinary work is an adventure into the innovative mind of an artist who helped define the progressive genre of rock. I'll be sitting down with Ray and playing a couple of tracks.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 19, 2016 01:18:00

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Donald continues to try and Trumify the GOP, but it is not clear that the GOP is quite ready to be Trumpified. The Brits are on the verge of Brexit, it is an important choice that the UK needs to make.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 12, 2016 01:35:00

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Trump and Clinton duke it out. Can the GOP muzzle trump?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 5, 2016 01:32:00

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Lots to talk about this week. In the world of politics it has been wall to wall Trump, none of it good, but Trump doesn't seem to care. Trump U, press abuse, etc, oh and he picks up an international endorsement, but I am not sure it is such a great thing to have North Korea on your side. Hillary is still feeling the Bern. It is unlikely that Bern can do anything, but he is being a thorn in her side.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 29, 2016 01:34:00

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I read an article this morning about Donald Trumps favorite conspiracy theories, it listed 58 of them. I think the only ones missing were Roswell and Area 51, but i am sure they are on his mind. The search for Egyptair 804 continues. Why is it so damn difficult to find a plane? A cheap smart phone can tell you where you are. Why can't a many millions of $ plane do the same thing?

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 22, 2016 01:32:00

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Trump v Clinton is a must see event. Is it time for Bern to move on?

The Week In Reviews - Bulgogi

May 20, 2016 00:38:00

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The press release opens with.. Psychedelic Post-Punk band Bulgogi have finally released their highly anticipated third album “Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby”! The band's music has been described as a “twitchy, dancey, textural adventure through nightscapes, static dreams and startlingly sweet melodies.” Howling with operatic falsettos, pounding with sad giant drums and textured with incorporeal, corpse-lit guitars, “Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby” is a soggy, serene sermon of schadenfreude for the mad children of today. The message: be free, be crazy, espouse chaos. Eat man flesh. I couldn't wait to listen to the music. Tune in and enjoy some 'fire meat' for yourself.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 15, 2016 01:57:00

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Was it Col Mustard with the knife in the library ot Miss Scarlett in the drawing room with the rope? Clue is a fun game, as a kid I loved it. Of course it is a little old, now it has new characters and new rooms, even new weapons. Was it the butler with a memory, the ex first lady with an email server,  or the PR guy Mr Miller with the telephone? Only time will tell who is the new Clue villain. One thing is clear, this is a board game rather than a bored game.

The Week In Reviews - Those Damn Eyes

May 12, 2016 00:49:00

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Possibly one of the most anticipated releases of this year is the debut single and video by Texas rock band Those Damn Eyes entitled “Mysterious Mixture.” Founded in Austin, Texas Those Damn Eyes exudes powerful, sexy aggression through its sonic display of heavy-pop-rock. Led by front woman Alyssa Ehrhard and guitarist Daniel Corder, the two have created a strong collection of material that is bursting with high-range, beautifully sung melodies and finely-crafted musical arrangements that stimulate and embolden listeners to just…..give in. I will be sitting down with the band to talk about 'Mysterious Mixture' and other works.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 8, 2016 01:34:00

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It has been another busy week in the battle for the Whitehouse. Trump is the last man standing, but he hardly has the backing of the party

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 1, 2016 01:37:00

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Trump continues on his quest, is it time for the GOP to admit defeat and get behind him?

Film maker Charles Boswell talks about Mindblinders

Apr 26, 2016 00:44:00

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Film  maker Charles Boswell's latest project is MindBlinders. In it the subject of Autism is explored. The rate of autism has gone from a rate of 1:5000 births in 1975, to a rate of 1:68 today. Why? That question has many people scratching their heads.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 24, 2016 01:33:00

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Which Trump is the real Trump? That is the question bothering the RNC. Is it time for the RNC to admit Trump to the club, or just close up shop? Bern is feeling the Hil burn with closed primaries. Is Bern done?  If the RNC play games, and the Dems pick hils. Will both sides be wondering in novenber... "where have all the voters gone"? Last week we ran a special on Autism, we may well pick that subject up again.

The Week In Reviews - Security Project

Apr 20, 2016 00:32:00

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The Security Project, featuring members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Peter Gabriel’s original band bring the genre-less masterpieces of Peter Gabriel into the 21st Century on their new live album “Live 1”. Seattle-based Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins, whose interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements. These live recordings are a first – no one has dared take on Peter Gabriel’s material at this level before!

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 17, 2016 01:32:00

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April is Autism Awareness month. We have decided to focus the program on this subject. It is fair to say that this year the subject of autism has got a great deal more  publicity than in prior years. That has largely been because of a very controversial film 'VAXXED" and its very controversial director descredited Dr. andrew Wakefield. Please join us for what is likely to be a lively discussion.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 10, 2016 01:31:00

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It has been another stellar week in US politics as the 2016 election looms on the horizon. Hils and Bernie trading barbs. Trumpzilla has been somewhat quiet for a few days, but I doubt that will last long. Both party's are now talking 'Contested Convention'. Abroad we have the 'Panama Papers' that are rocking the world and Belgium that seems to have made itself the new mecca for terrorism. Odd really, I always enjoed spending time in Belgium. Great food, great booze, and 'interesting' women.

The Week In Review - Author Pete Liebengood - Accidental Droning

Apr 5, 2016 00:40:00

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Pete Liebengood has just published a great novel Accidental Droning. What could be better sex, drugs, politics and drones? He even thows in a dead body in an ice chest! This book is a wild ride from start to finish. I will be sitting down with Pete to discuss the book, and probably other topics. I am sure that an author this good has much to say on life, the universe and everything.

The News In Reviews - Barrett and Guests

Apr 3, 2016 01:31:00

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It sure has been a busy week for Trump. In one sentance he managed to reaise the ire of both the pro choice and pro life camps.Even by Trumps standards this was a new pinicle in diplomacy. Other foot in mouth moments included Nukes for Japan and South Korea, and his campaign manager getting arrested. Polls show Trump 10 points behind Cruz in tuesdays primarary. That 1237 delegate goal may not be as simple to reach as he once thought.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Mar 27, 2016 01:01:00

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We must be the laughing stock of the civilized world. Having traded barbs about candidates 'winky' size, our fine would be presidents are in a slanging match about which has the better looking wife. How this helps the ecconomy, secures the border, or gets Washington to function again is not clear.

The News In Review

Mar 20, 2016 01:34:00

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Lots to talk about this week. The Trumpification of the GOP is clearly making people very nervous. Does this signal a new direction and new definition of what the party stands for? What might happen in Cleveland if it turns into a brokered convention? Obama has done his job and nominated a new Supreme Court judge, will the senate do their job and approve him?

The Week In Reviews - Genre Peak

Mar 17, 2016 00:45:00

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Genre Peak is Martin Birke (songwriter, electronic-percussionist,vocalist and co-producer) with variety of collaborations from players and singers from all over the world. The new album “Your Sleekest Engine” features collaborations with Steve Jansen (Japan/David Sylvian), Jon Hassell (Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel), Richard Barbieri (Japan/Porcupine Tree), Matt Malley (Counting Crows) with vocals by Martin, Lesley Braden (Fast Arrow) and Charlie Woodward (Falco/Strinx) Manal Deeb (Palestinian artist) additional bass tracks from the late great Mick Karn (Japan/Dalis Car/David Torn). Co-produced by Christopher Scott Cooper and Martin Birke for In Code Music (Publishing). The album will be released on Gonzo Multimedia UK on March 4, 2016.

The Week In Reviews - The Raptor Trail

Mar 3, 2016 00:45:00

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Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, Melodic Prog trio The Raptor Trail will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album “New World” on March 11. 2016. This second release finds the band stretching its wings a bit, with particular attention to vocal harmonies and acoustic based themes. That is not to say there is nothing Prog and heavier on this record as the tracks “Going To Dublin” and “Wheel” will attest. But it's more of an intricate Rock 'n' Roll album, almost galactic sounding, with a ominous cynicism and grim world view. Clocking in at just under 78 minutes it is really like a double album.  

The Week In Reviews - Todd Grubbs

Feb 26, 2016 00:40:00

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Best known for his virtuosic guitar instrumental albums, Tampa guitarist Todd Grubbs will be releasing for the first time a predominantly “vocal” album titled “As The Worm Turns”. Not to fear, you still hear Todd shred on guitar throughout the album, but this time around the tracks are more “song” oriented.   Says Todd, “I have been writing and working on these songs for the last couple of years. I have 2 vocal albums with the band 3 Green Windows but I wanted to do a true solo album with a bunch of different singers. I have really enjoyed creating all of my instrumental CDs but I kinda feel like I have made my statement in that genre, my new goal is to equal my instrumental output with vocal projects.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 21, 2016 01:58:00

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Not even Mom and big brother could help Jeb. Trump mixes it up the the Pope, The GOP continue to grumble about replacing Scalia. Kasich and Carson refuse to quit. Cruz and Rubio get down and dirty.

The Week In Reweiws - Tim Hockenberry

Feb 18, 2016 00:51:00

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Tim Hockenberry is a versatile multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose voice is reminiscent of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, and Tom Waits. He is releasing Tim Hockenberry, his self-titled debut album of all original music, worldwide on March 4th, 2016. He is also a gifted interpreter of well-known cover songs, and you only need to hear a few bars of Hockenberry singing I Left My Heart In San Francisco to understand that this is an artist who has a refreshingly authentic approach to great songs. Tim gained international fame when he performed and made it to the semi-finals (last singer standing) on America’s Got Talent in 2012, where he was a favorite of judge Howard Stern. Stern declared Tim’s semi-final performance of John Lennon’s Imagine, with Tim on the piano accompanied by a cellist, “the most moving we’ve had from a singer in a long time.” The sparse arrangement won Stern over, who gave him a standing ovation and said the singer deserves “a place in the finals.” Sharon Osbourne described his performance as “very true” and “refreshing,” adding, “I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Howie Mandel said he could listen to Tim Hockenberry sing “all night long.” Please join us for what will be a great program.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 14, 2016 01:42:00

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There is lots to talk about this week, Scalia's death will do little to break the Washington log jam. The GOP are already saying they will block whoever Obama nominates. But can they tie it up for 11 months? Probably, the face of the Supreme Court could be seriously changed with a dem appointment. Think Roe v Wade! Last nights GOP debate on CBS was a corker. The protagonists were so busy shouting at each other there was barely time to fire shots at Clinton and Sanders. I didn't see any winners, it was more a question of who lost least!

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Feb 7, 2016 01:43:00

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It has been a busy week in the fight to win a 4 year stay in the worlds most exclusive hotel (The Whitehouse). Iowa was fun, Hils and Bern in essentialy a tie, Cruz beating Trump, and Marco rising. Last nights GOP debate was fun to watch. The govs taking turns to beat up on Marco, Ttrump getting a free pass and the Cruzinator being accused of drity tricks. Ben missing his que to enter the stage just about summed up what many people feel about him, too demur to play with this bunch of hooligans.  

The News In Review

Jan 31, 2016 01:35:00

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Its all Trump. If he is in the room he takes the qxygen out! If he is missing, he does the same thing! Did Trump win by being a no show at the debate?

The Week In Reviews - SkyTalk

Jan 30, 2016 00:32:00

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progressive rock trio SkyTalk has released their highly anticipated debut EP “Days in the Sun”! SkyTalk is a 3 piece collaborative effort formed in January 2015 by twin brothers Jordan and Talor Steinberg and Dan “Ello” Costello. Costello was introduced to the twins by a mutual friend while all three were attending Purchase College. They bonded instantly on a similar taste in music, particularly 70's progressive rock bands like Yes and Rush. Shortly after meeting, the three met up again to jam and quickly found that they had an undeniable musical chemistry, as well as similar inner philosophies on life and music. Eager to form a band, the three began writing original music together and were surprised at the effortlessness of the process, writing five songs in a matter of two months that would later become their “Days in the Sun” EP.   Blending their love of progressive music as well as soul and funk influences, SkyTalk polished their newfound sound and recorded the EP in the following months. With a lyrical emphasis on spiritual concepts, and the shared belief that music is a necessary and powerful force of healing and expression in the world, SkyTalk has released their first EP and is currently working on a new full length record which even further emphasizes these principles. The band is currently booking shows in the New York area as their full length record nears completion.

The Week In Reviews - Voice Coach Ron Anderson

Jan 25, 2016 00:37:00

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For nearly four decades, Ron Anderson has been the vocal guru for many of music’s most successful performers. Collectively, his students have sold more than half a billion albums. I will be sitting down with Ron to talk about the art and science of voice coaching. What is it? How can it help a performer? I know little about the subject and am looking forward to finding out more about subject.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 24, 2016 01:41:00

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There is no shortage of stories this week. Trump gets Palins endorsement, but who cares (other than SNL)? Hostages out of Iran. Iowa caususes a week away, boom or bust? Are the GOP trying to scuttle Trump and Cruz? The stock market, china and oil are they the only cause of this weeks dramatic sell off?

The Week In Reviews - Jamie Glaser

Jan 20, 2016 01:31:00

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Jamie Glaser is one busy guitarist. You never know what to expect from him next. Most recently he has been on tour with Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty. He has also released a book about a less well known aspect of his life. Hear The Silence chonicles his long strugle with Bi-Polar disorder and makes for a facinating peek inside a world that few people understand. The tour also has a CD assoviated with it, and I will playing a couple of tracks from Better Late Than Never

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 17, 2016 02:03:00

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A roundup of news and politics. There are no shortage of stories this week. Cruz and Trump have a debate. Who were those other guys on the stage? The old men of the republican establishment must be having kittens! Neither Cruz nor Trump encapsulate the values that the grey men hold dear. Yes it is still early days, but the establishment candidates are quite frankly sucking.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jan 10, 2016 01:36:00

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Guns, guns and more guns. What is the sensible path to take.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Dec 27, 2015 01:30:00

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A look at all that is bad in newsts to talk and politics. 2015 has been a cracking year for news and politics. Lots to talk about.

Americas Most Unwanted - And The People Who Find Them

Dec 26, 2015 01:01:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunting

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Dec 19, 2015 01:06:00

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Our weekly look at Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunting. I am hoping to have a special guest, a victim of Pre Trial Release. His story is far different than the one portrayed by the PTR advocates.  

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Dec 12, 2015 01:20:00

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Our weekly peek inside the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting.

The Week In Reviews -Micha Schellhaas

Dec 9, 2015 00:35:00

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Much to the excitement of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Micha Schellhaas will be releasing his full-length debut album “Double Take” on December 1st. The album features Supertramp guitar legend Carl Verheyen and drummer Chad Wakerman, who is best known for his work with Frank Zappa and Allan Holdsworth. Says Micha, “ ‘Double Take’, my first full length release, reflects my relationship with the US and my journey to come and in the end live here. After I was already established in Europe with steady gigs and my own recording studio, the artist in me was still not happy and I needed to go and check out the source and birthplaces of the music and ‘sound’ I was most inspired by: Jazz, Blues and Rock. My first trip was a 3 month driving loop starting and ending in NYC all the way through New Orleans, Austin, LA, San Francisco and back. Songs like ‘Travel Song’ and ‘Texaleans’ reflect that time. Later I lived in Austin/Texas for a while and you can hear that ‘Stevie Ray’ sound in my songs ‘Ford F-150’ and ‘Your Turn’ that also features a blazing solo by Carl Verheyen. Now living in LA more fusion influences came back to my writing in compositions like ‘Velocity’ and ‘5&6’.”

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Dec 6, 2015 01:29:00

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Our weekly look and news, current events and politics.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Dec 5, 2015 01:00:00

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A look inside the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting.Exact subjects TBA.

The News In Review -Barrett and Guests

Nov 29, 2015 01:32:00

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A  round up if news and current events,

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Nov 28, 2015 01:17:00

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Two burly bounty hunters, a cuffed and zip tied young lady, what could possibly go wrong? When I was first sent the video, I thought it was a joke. After these antics I'll bet they had to recharge the taser.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 22, 2015 01:31:00

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Lots to talk about, Paris, Mali, ISIS, Trump invenvting history. Syrian Refugees.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Nov 21, 2015 01:35:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunting. Exact story lineup to be determined. The good news is that there is no shortage of material.

The Week In Reviews -The RAZ Band

Nov 19, 2015 00:45:00

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The RAZ Band have been toiling in the rock and roll vineyard for longer than you might think. Dedicated to the coolest place to ever grow up, the release of Madison Park  introduces The RAZ Band to a wider mainstream audience and is their breakout album. Band leader Michael Raz Rescigno says: “I'm excited to get our newest album,'Madison Park' out. It's a diverse collection of music from the last few years of our lives. With the tremendous production of band members Joey Molland and Joe Vitale, we are looking forward to sharing our music with the world.”

The Pennies Project

Nov 16, 2015 00:14:00

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Sam Moffie is an English and History teacher in Youngstown Ohio, he has an abitious project to teach people about the holocaust.

The NewsIn Reviews - Barrettand Guests

Nov 15, 2015 01:15:00

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A look at news and politics.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Nov 14, 2015 01:27:00

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This week I want to explore the scams in the buisiness. They take several forms and each is bad. Some target the insurance company, some target the bail bond company, and some target the defendant. All are bad, and all need to be stopped. Scammers have come a long way from the Nigerian Prince offering you $millions of dollars, Today they use far more sophisticated methods, Spearphishing is the term. They know the target and in the case of a defendant they know the weak spot.

The Week In Reviews -Cutting Crew

Nov 12, 2015 00:45:00

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CUTTING CREW has announced details of their first new material for ten years. The multi-million selling, Grammy nominated UK outfit fronted by Nick Van Eede were responsible for one of the biggest hits of the 1980s - with (I Just) Died In Your Arms – and the band’s revelatory new album entitled Add To Favourites is their strongest to date and is OUT NOW on In Like Flynn Records, via Cherry Red Records.  I will be sitting down with Nick to talk about old and new. I rather like Add To Favourites. Yes it is rooted in the 80's but what is wrong with that? It should be an interesting discussion.

The News in Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 8, 2015 01:14:00

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Our weekly look at politics, current events and life in general.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Nov 7, 2015 01:21:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Nov 1, 2015 01:32:00

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Whats going on in the world? Is there anyone not fighting in Syria? GOP pissed off about debates.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Oct 31, 2015 01:34:00

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With it being Halloween I am hoping that Tat-2 will share the scarey story of him pretending to be a nubile young lady earlier this week. It is the best Trick or Treat I have heard in a while. On a much more serious note, I am hoping to have Michelle Esquenazi  a New York bail agent and the Chairperson for the New York State Bail Bond Association joining us to discuss how Pre-trial is changing the rules of engagement in New York state. Can New York fight off Pre-trial? It is easy to say, Pre-trial doesn't effect me. Trust me, it is coming to a state near you very soon.

The Week In Reviews - Prog Band Consider The Source

Oct 29, 2015 00:37:00

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Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, NYC trio Consider the Source is releasing the second installment of their epic, three part grand vision, World War Trio. Following the dense, nearly 24 minute, five part composition that comprised World War Trio (Part I), this double album begins with the trio of masterful technicians' progressive rock, metal and jazz foundation, then draw from Middle Eastern, Indian and Eastern European traditions - balancing shifting moods and tempos, cerebral and emotional jabs and intellectual and primal pursuits - into a dynamic and cinematic audio experience that has been described by one critic as “the soundtrack to an alien invasion”. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to metal headbangers and prog aficionados.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 25, 2015 01:31:00

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Lots to talk about, Lurch and GI Joe are out of the Democratic race. Trump and Jeb duking it out over 9/11. Next Republican debate on Wednesday. Syria continues to burn. Hillary survives Behghazi.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Oct 24, 2015 01:19:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting, This week we will be joined by Scot Willis CEO of Palmetto Surety.

The Week In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 18, 2015 01:32:00

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Our weekly look at politics and current events

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Oct 17, 2015 01:17:00

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This week we are going to tackle the Elephant in the room, Pretrial in all its glory. What amazes me is that everyone likes to grumble about it, but no-one seems willing to take the problem on. It may well be the death knell of comercial surety. It is time to take a stance on Pretrial. I have spent a couple of days digging into the economics. The poor taxpayer is taking it in the ass. Best stat I found was New Jersey where they want $1.5 million to hire 10-15 new people to head up the Pretrial effort. This is ridiculous!

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Oct 11, 2015 01:32:00

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Lots to talk about this week. Putin in Syria, Clinton on trade pacts, DNC debate on Tuesday, Ben (oops I put my foot in it again) Carson, trump doubling down on not uiting the race, GOP's search for a new patsy to be the speaker of the house.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Oct 10, 2015 01:55:00

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Our weekly program about the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting. With professionals from Florida to California, Michigan to Georgia, we are covered east to west and north to south. We are still working on the topics, but I will bet they will knock your socks off. I am going to try and avoid discussing the size of Beth's boobs and if she needs a license for them. A concealed carry permit hardly seems to cover the issue.  Of more interest is health and well being. It is well known that you can't turn up at jail with a busted up fugitive. The jails hate people messing up thier floors with blood and gunk. So what should you do?

The Week In Reviews -Drea M - Timebomb

Oct 8, 2015 00:29:00

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Drea. M commands the heart to listen. Soulful grit, haunting vocals, and mesmerizing live performances make this Bay Area songstress a must-hear sonic treat. With gutsy, raw emotion at the core of her songs, Drea. M does not compromise on the other elements of songwriting. Her lyrics are sophisticated, provocative, and expressed in unique cadences and layers, creating an unusual sonic quality, both edgy and refined. From multi-instrumental acoustic arrangements on her first album, Surrender (released under the name “Drea Muldavin”), to the more recent incorporation of electronic, orchestral, big-sound beats (such as her “Timebomb” single), Drea. M's style is ever-expanding, teasing her music into new realms. No matter the direction her songs take, what continues to drive her music is a haunting, atmospheric, and intricately textured sound, and an unwavering honesty about what it means to be profoundly alive. Drea. M has recently filmed a new video in support of her latest single, “Timebomb.”  

The News In Review -Barrett and Friends

Oct 4, 2015 01:48:00

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This week: what is happening in Syria? Should we just let Russia have fun? Gun un-Control, what is the solution? Maybe there isn't one, Maybe mass killings are the new norm.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Oct 3, 2015 01:04:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting. We touched on the subject last week and I want explore it more deeply. When a bondsman engages the services of a third party recovery agent there are some potential liability issues. What are the best practices. Identification, on eBay you can buy all sorts of fancy badges for under $20. There were also a couple of sites that will make a personalized plastic ID card with picture hologram etc. I am tempted to get one, just to see exactly what it says. I would estimate that for under $100 you can set yourself up as a pretty convincing looking Recovery Agent.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 27, 2015 01:43:00

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A pretty boring week, apparently there has been no news due to the Popes visit. Pope in airplane, Pope in Fiat, Pope kissing baby, Pope scrathing nose. Oh and Boehner resigning. You had to dig for that one, it was relegated to the page of the newspaper that also had the local high school football scores.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Sep 26, 2015 01:26:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of bail bonds. Dan Abrahans of I Uncuff has an interesting case. A defendent is bailed out and the very next day is deported to Guatemala. Logic says that it should be a no brainer to get off the bond. However logic and justice are not always in lock step. I thought that the story had to be a one in a million, but apparenty it has happened in the past to at least one of the panel members. There was also a law suit filed earlier this week by Beth Chapman against OK based hunter lenny Biggers. I have not read it, only the press articles. No pun intended, but it sounds like Beth feels Lenny has been 'Hounding' her.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Sep 20, 2015 01:32:00

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Is the summer of Trump over? Did he get bested by a gal? Can Trump fight back or has the wind been taken out of his sails? Is it time for the 'has beens' to hang up their hats.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Sep 19, 2015 01:15:00

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We are all set for another great program. There is an interesting story out of Oklahoma. It seems complex, so I will let our OK based panel member Lenny Biggers explain it. There is little doubt that aspects of the case are unique to OK, however a large portion seems to be applicable in any state that permits commercial surety. I was chatting with a recovery agent earlier this week, he brought up some questions that I had to admit I had not thought about, the first of which is the importance of being physically fit. Sure it seems obvious, but do you need to 'Iron Man' to be an effective Recovery Agent?

The Week In Reviews - John Payne - Intelligent Music Project

Sep 18, 2015 00:55:00

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TOUCHING THE DIVINE is the third studio album from Intelligent Music Project and the second all-star line-up, creating a remarkable infusion by its author and producer's musically erudite and unconventional style, and the full creative input of the legendary musicians. The production features session aces Simon Phillips (drums and percussion), Nathan East (bass) & Tim Pierce (guitars), and the remarkable voices of John Payne (ex-Asia) and Toto`s Joseph Williams, who bring their own flavor to all 14 equally outstanding pieces in the album.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Sep 12, 2015 01:18:00

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There are many things that I believe are facts. Sure death and taxes are right up there, but there are many others. I believe that without some serious changes the Bail Bond industry is going to go the way of the Dodo bird. The industry faces many challenges and now is the time to unite, not rumble in the mud with each other. I see the various flavors of Pre-Trial Release as possibly being the most serious problem the industry has ever faced. There is no point in griping. Hell I gripe about having to take the garbage out, but, I have no better solution, so I take the garbage out! It is high time that a serious conversation is held about Pre-Trial. Join us on Saturday for that conversation.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Sep 5, 2015 01:31:00

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Our weekly look at the world of Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunting. It has not recieved much press coverage, but California seems set on clamping down on Bondsman breaking the rules. Most of the action this week was in the northern part of the state, but LE has said that the sweep will continue south to San Diego. The charges are varied, but a common one is using inmates to solicit new buisness. Earlier this week a bit of a fight broke out online. The specifics are not relevent, but the questions it raises most certainly are. Airline pilots are very closely monitored, no booze, no drugs, even many presription drugs can get a pilot grounded. A plane is a  lethal weapon if used incorrectly. Guns are also lethal weapons. A Bondsman is a official of the court, not only must he obey the laws like everyone else, he or she are held to a higher standard than the man in the street. I am interested in hearing from the panel what they think is acceptable behaviour.

Sunset Protective Services - Dan McCann

Aug 31, 2015 00:27:00

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Sunset Protective Services opperates out of Los Angeles. John Perry and Dan McCann worked together for many years in Law Enforcement and for the last decade have been offering their services to the private sector.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 30, 2015 01:32:00

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Yup, gun control again. The second amendment was written in the days of the Blunderbus, If you could hit a barn door at 50 feet you were an ace shot. Is it time to revisit it. Trump plays a trump by throwing out a jouno from his press conference. Now that is a first!  

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Aug 29, 2015 02:04:00

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Lots to talk about this week. We are going to start off with a recording. You will have to listen in to hear the subject matter, but it should scare the willys out of any bondsman. William Cobra Staubs gets credit for this one. Next Jason Pollack and the problems he faces in California with interstate recovery. Dan Abraham has some observations about 'Kids with T-shirts saying Agent on them and badges bought at the dollar store. No-one wants more regulation. But unless the Comercial Bond world steps up and polices itself the long term future looks bleak.  

Sunset Protective Services - John Perry

Aug 28, 2015 00:30:00

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An interview with CEO John Perry of Sunset Protective Services. A look inside the world of personal security.

The Week In Reviews - Pete Kronowitt

Aug 27, 2015 00:37:00

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San Francisco-based singer / songwriter Pete Kronowitt has released a video performance for his new politically charged song, "Change is Gonna Come," recorded live from the Cafe du Soleil in Lower Haight. The hopeful anthem was inspired both by the legends of American folk, as well as today's struggle for justice and equity. Pete co-wrote the song with Atlanta-based Chuck McDowell at a recent songwriting retreat in Crisfield, Maryland. I will be sitting down with Pete to discuss this new song and music in general

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 23, 2015 01:34:00

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Our weekly look at the news, both from the left and right. Has Trump derailed the entire Republican chance to take the Whitehouse over? Well he certainly has sucked the air out of the room.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Aug 22, 2015 01:35:00

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Our weekly look at the world of bail bonds and bounty hunting. We have some of the very best hunters in the US on the program. From California in the west to Florida in the east and all points in between, are experts are on the panel. Please join us for what I suspect is going to be a rather explosive program. I don’t have all of the details, but I do know there is trouble in the air, if you are planning to listen in recommend flak jackets and hard hats.      

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Aug 15, 2015 01:31:00

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Our weekly exploration of bail bonds and bounty hunting. I will be joined by William Cobra Staubs, Matthew Silver Todd, and Dan Abraham. We are still finalizing subjects for discussion, but you can be assured it will be another blistering program.

The Week In Reviews - Leroy Powell - The Overlords Of The Cosmic Revelation

Aug 14, 2015 00:35:00

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Leroy Powell, former Shooter Jennings guitarist and cast member of A&E’s “Crazy Hearts: Nashville,” is set to take us on a ride with the release of his new album The Overlords Of The Cosmic Revelation. Backed by his band The Messengers, Powell, a highly acclaimed songwriter goes full-blown space truckin’ southern rock with hints of classic ‘60s psychedelic fuzz to create an album unlike anything on the planet. Check out the melodic stomp of “Time Flies,” the hard rock crowd pleaser “King Kong”, or the melodic lullaby of “Star.” The Overlords packaging includes a hand-drawn comic that tells the story of a band of rock gods lost in the future. Available August 7th on CD and vinyl, and brought to you by Cleopatra Records.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 9, 2015 01:31:00

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It happened on Thursday, but the punches are still being thrown regarding the GOP debate. You have to love Trump, he has all of the class of roadkill. But he is amusing. The Iran deal continues to simmer. There are some left wingers that are now turning against it. The big question is... does it matter if congress don't like it? What will the rest of the world do?

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Aug 8, 2015 01:03:00

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Our weekly look inside the world of Bail Bonds and Bounty Huntiis the line drawn?ng. This week we will be looking at several interesting areas. The ethics of the bail bond industry. No bondsman can be forced to make a bond, where is the line in the sand drawn. How does a bondsman determin what a good risk is? Banks use credit scores, but that doesn't work in Bail Bonds. There was a stupid story out of Phoenix, AZ, Based on a tip a group of bounty hunters kicked in the front door of a Police Chief. An oops moment for sure.

The Week In Reviews - The Aaron Clift Experiment

Aug 6, 2015 00:43:00

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Oneof the most eagerly awaited Prog albums of 2015 will be released in September by The Aaron Clift Experiment! Titled “Outer Light, Inner Darkness”, this is the second CD by the Austin ensemble and marks a musical plateau for the group with its intricate compositions, complex arrangements and virtuosic performances! I will be sitting down with Aaron Clift to talk about this new CD. We will also be taking a couple od tracks out for a spin.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Aug 2, 2015 01:32:00

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Well it has been a busy week for the 2016 presedential hopefuls. There is something delightfully peverse that it is FOX News that is staging the first GOP debate. Only the top 10 make it to the main stage, the other 7 will be entertained in a tent. No one seems keen on Trump being involved, The Tums will be flowing freely. Dentist kills lion, international outrage runs high Dems fighting their own battles. Hils pissed at the NYT, where is Biden?

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Aug 1, 2015 01:08:00

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Our weekly look at the bail bond industry. In some ways it is a bizzare industry. There are elements of law enforcement that don't like it, there are politicians that hate it, there are DA's that would lose no sleep if it went away. And of course last but not lease there is the man or woman that needs it! Happiness however can be replaced by sadness in a heartbeat. Don't turn up for a court date, expect to have a grumpy Bail Bondsman knocking on your door. A question I am going to ask this week is how seriously threats of death or Bodily Damage taken? Sure, most are said in the heat of the moment, but some, are cold and calculated. I invite listeners to call in and join the conversation  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 26, 2015 01:30:00

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Trump adopys a new musical theme, we can over comb. The big question is that he is the front runner. Can he stay there? The Iran deal festers, is it good or bad? The question of who lives matter? Do black lives matter more than white ones? How much damage is trump doing to the RNC brand?

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Jul 25, 2015 01:31:00

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Yes folks, we are back. We have some great topics to discuss, it doesn't matter if you are in the Bail Bond or PI industry, or just a man on the street. We have something for everyone.

The Week In Reviews - Bekah Barnett

Jul 23, 2015 00:59:00

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Bekah Barnett is an operatically trained singer-songwriter who has been captivating audiences for years with her emotionally engaging songs, poetic lyrics, soaring melodies, and catchy piano riffs. A refreshing blend of Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Spiritual music, Bekah Barnett’s piano-driven tunes and soulful voice have been compared to Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant, Adele, and Joni Mitchell. Her sophomore full-length album RISE, available both physically and digitally worldwide with its release on August 21st, 2015, was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California with local producer and master pianist Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Carly Simon, The Indigo Girls, Dar Williams). I will be sitting down with Bekah to discuss her new CD  

The Week In Reviews - Kinetic Element

Jul 15, 2015 01:08:00

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One of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2015 has finally been released by prog ensemble Kinetic Element titled “Travelog”! Kinetic Element is a neo/symphonic progressive rock band from Richmond, Virginia that harbors musical roots in classic artists like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Asia and Genesis and blends those influences with philosophical and spiritually powerful and uplifting lyrics. They are a known act in the prog rock genre. I will be sitting down with Mike Visaggio to discuss the new CD

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jul 12, 2015 01:42:00

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Our weekly look at news and current events. The GOP and the Tump effect. Is it possible to muzzle him? What would happen if he ran as an independent?

The Week In Reviews - Heidi Breyer

Jul 8, 2015 00:46:00

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Pianist and composer Heidi Breyer has released a breathtaking new album of unparalleled beauty titled “Letters From Far Away.” The new release is a double solo and piano instrumental album and Heidi’s debut production alongside legendary Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records) and Tom Eaton. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont and Studio Sound in LA. I will be sitting down with Heidi to talk about the new album and play some tracks.

the week In Reviews - Blurred Vision

Jun 24, 2015 00:59:00

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Blurred Vision is a 3-piece progressive/psychedelic/pop rock outfit comprised of guitarist & vocalist Sepp Osley, bassist Sohl Osley and drummer Ben Riley. The band's career was launched in 2010, when the endorsement of Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters brought them international acclaim. Blurred Vision release their debut album 'Organized Insanity' on April 6, signed to a worldwide distribution deal through Cherry Red Records (UK). 'Organized Insanity' reveals personal stories of the modern day culture of relationships and love, while also touching on controversial themes of war, politics, religion, and the state of the music scene today. Produced by multi platinum selling producer Terry Brown, the band's unique style varies from the progressive and psychedelic rock of the 70’s, the mystical and exotic sounds and melodies of the Mid East, to an amalgamation of contemporary and unique new Rock ‘N’ Roll songs with memorable hooks and great pop sensibilities.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 21, 2015 01:32:00

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Our weekly look at politics and current events. It has been a busy week. No doubt the GOP reaching for the Tums after Trump has announced his presidential bid. Putin is adding to his nuke stockpile, that should do wonders for world peace. Pope comes out of the closet on Global Warming, and Jeb is unhappy. Oh there is so much to talk about

The Week In Rewiews - Tom Caulfield

Jun 16, 2015 00:50:00

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Tom Caufield is a contemplative guitarist with an uncommonly melodic style, and though his music shares traits with ambient music, one still walks away humming identifiable melodies that float in an effortless dream-stream, built into traditional verse-chorus-bridge structures. “I grew up on the popular rock, pop, folk and soul of the times,” says Caufield of his musical boyhood, “so even when I make contemplative mood music, I can’t help but infuse it with a strong melodic storyline.” That’s good news for listeners who love relaxing music and memorable hooks. I will be sitting down with Tom to discuss his latest CD Things I Heard In The Womb.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Jun 7, 2015 01:53:00

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Our weekly look at news and current affairs. There is lots to talk about this week. However I want to start the program with a subject that is not in the headlines although it certainly should be, education. Why are all of the 2016 hopefuls avoiding this subject? The answerin my mind is that it isn't sexy. Religion, Immigration, Abortion, Voting regulations, etc are sexy, education is not! Why not? is the question I ask myself.  

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 31, 2015 01:38:00

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Lots to talk about this week. Is it time for the patriot act to die? The bulk collection of meta data does not seem to have produced any results. When it was enacted weeks after 9/11 the government could have mandated anything, and the American public would have agreed. Mandatory eating of Brussel sprouts, but times have changed.Is it time for the patriot act to die? Hard to believe that the first GOP presedential debate is less than two months away. FOX is limiting it to the top 10 contenders based on some polls. Needless to say the other 8 or so hopefuls are miffed. So it is likely that we are facing 8 weeks of idiocy while they battle for a top ten spot. I find it humorous that anyone would want to be on FOX, but oh well.

The Week In Reviews - Exovex

May 20, 2015 00:50:00

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The Prog community is buzzing with excitement about the new release by progressive rock ensemble Exovex featuring members of Porcupine Tree, NIN, Devo, Sting & Steely Dan!  Radio Silence is the project's debut album and features Josh Freese (NIN, A Perfect Circle, Devo) and Keith Carlock (Sting, John Meyer, Steely Dan) on drums. The album also showcases two members of Porcupine Tree, Gavin Harrison on drums and Richard Barbieri on keyboards and synthesizers. All songs on the album were written, performed and produced by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dale Simmons. 

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 17, 2015 01:42:00

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Our weekly look at News and Politics. I am no longer surprised at how often the two subjects become meshed. The Amtrak crash certainly brought this to the forefront. I rather liked John Boehners comment about Amtrak has bags on money but prefers to sudsidize food service rather than improve safety systems. I'll bet he would not be saying that had he been a passenger. Jeb bush and Iraq. Exactly how many positions can he have on the subject? ISIS takes Ramadi. Is it time to do something about the Caliphate? but who? There seem to be few countries in the region that want to take the lead. And there is little interest in entering into the battle from the west.  

Dancers Over 40 - Benefit Concert

May 15, 2015 00:47:00

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We are the presenting organization for DO40 CARES; A Song and Dance Concert — Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye; a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NYC Anti-Violence Project, set for Monday, June 8, 2015, 8pm.  We are presenting this in association with Labyrinth Dance Theater, Sasha Spielvogel, Artistic Director.  It’s the first time we have presented a concert as an entire conceptual pieced based on serious historical times in NYC. I will be sitting down with Sasha Spielvogel, Artistic Director and John Sefakis to talk about the prokec

The Week In Reviews - MatthewK

May 8, 2015 00:46:00

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MatthewK’s self-titled 12 song debut album captures his world-class global pop appeal and will be released physically and digitally on May 5th, 2015, and was recorded and mixed internationally in the USA, UK, and Australia. The album, a mix of Pop and Rock and even an International flavor, was recorded and produced by James M. DiLella at Rough and Tumble Studios and will be released on the Rough and Tumble Entertainment Label in Philadelphia, PA. I will be sitting down with MatthewK to talk about his new CD and find out more about him.  

The Week In Reviews - Ken Will Morton

May 6, 2015 00:41:00

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The prolific Athens, Georgia based songwriter, Ken Will Morton, will release his 7th full-length release All’s Fair In Love & War on Rara Avis Records on June 5, 2015.   All’s Fair In Love & War is the follow up to his highly acclaimed 2012 release, Slow Burn. The new recording compiles 19 new songs (plus a hidden track) written in the wake of the dissolution of a long term relationship and with Morton finding himself living alone in a mobile home. Soon after, he’d written more than enough material for a double album (hence, initial title was A Double From A Single Wide). Morton converted his home to facilitate writing and recording music at anytime day or night, with wires and cables, guitars, amps and lyric sheets everywhere. Determined to hold on to the essence of this new work, and with the help and encouragement of engineer J.P Pruett, the entire album was made in the comfort of his home. Morton played all instruments. I will be sittind down with Ken to discuss his new CD and indeed his career

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

May 3, 2015 01:40:00

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Our weekly look at News, Current events and BS.

The Week In Reviews - Sun Soul Orchestra

Apr 29, 2015 00:39:00

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Sun Soul Orchestra is an inspired project that features a rotating collection of artists performing original music and covers arranged by Stevo Théard and Ginger Murphy. Their debut album, What Matters Most has been a labor of love over the past 5 years and finally releases worldwide, physically and digitally on April 28th, 2015. On the surface it would seem that Los Angeles, California based Stevo and Ginger could not come from more disparate planets in the musical universe. Ginger came up in the highly structured, extremely regimented world of classical music training, while Stevo got most of his training on the job – at first playing nightclubs and gigging locally, then graduating into the world of international touring and recording. 

The Week In Reviews - The Starchild Compact - Robert G. Williscroft

Apr 28, 2015 00:37:00

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There are three types of science fiction, there is the pixie and goblin type (fantasy), there is soft Sci-Fi, John Wyndham springs to mind, the science is there, but plays second fiddle to the to the human story. The third type is hard Sci-Fi. The story uses science in a more proactive role. The Starchild Compact most certainly belongs in this third category. I will be sitting down with Robert G. Williscroft to discuss this book

The Week In Reviews - Operation Ivy Bells - Robert G. Williscroft

Apr 27, 2015 00:33:00

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Operation Ivy Bells. Broadly speaking the plot is simple, it is towards the end of the Cold War, might the US be daring enough to send an older nuclear powered sub into the heart of waters controlled by the USSR to plant an NSA inspired listening device on an underwater communications cable? Might the same sub also snoop around a little bit to see if they can find any remnants from recent missile launches? Well I have to say yes. Might a sub lurking inside USSR controlled waters possibly attract the attention of the Russians, certainly! I will be sitting down with Robert to find out more about Operation Ivy Bells and I think some of the anwers might surprise you.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 19, 2015 01:00:00

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Our weekly look at current events both here and abroad.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Apr 18, 2015 01:13:00

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Our weekly look at the world of the Bail Bond industry. Commercial Bonds seem to be on the endanged species list in several states, prefering instead pre trial realease programs. On paper it sounds great, in practice it is far different. The tax payer foots the bill, the accused person foots the bill by having to pay monthly for his freedom, essentially he or she is on probation, but has yet to have been proved guilty of anything. When the person misses his court date, who looks for him? The answer is nobody. The world of Comercial Bonds is far different, the bondsman make a contract with the accused and the court. It is a one time fee, it does not matter if the bond lasts two weeks, two months, or two years. The tax payer is not involved, In the event that the accussed fails to appear in court the Bond holder has a huge vested interest in locating the person.

The Week In Reviews - Jus (Justin Naundros)

Apr 15, 2015 00:32:00

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Justin Naundros, professionally known as Jus, has been working on his debut EP Obsession for the past year. This 6-song debut will be released worldwide both physically and digitally on April 21st, 2015, through his Zenith Point Records label. Jus was inspired to create the project while thinking about his own obsessions, and after having a conversation with someone else about theirs, realized that everyone has one main thing in their life that could be considered their obsession. Jus then began to produce tracks that he believed translated his obsessions, and began looking for artists to feature that could also give voice to theirs.

The News In Review - Barrett and Guests

Apr 12, 2015 01:38:00

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A look at what is happenig in the world this week, There are lots of subjects to discuss. White cops shooting unarmed Black men.I wonder if there is a tag limit like hunting deer? Hillary throws her hat in the ring, while this is hardly surprising, the question is, will she get the support she needs to pull off a win in 2016. Rand Paul ramps up his efforts. But does he appeal to the far right? Some see him as to left for the GOP, and Hillary as to right for the Dems.

The Week In Reviews - Nico Breeze Productions

Apr 9, 2015 00:37:00

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San Francisco, CA, - Nico Breeze Productions is a San Francisco Bay Area based production company founded in early 2013 by producer Nico Breeze. Most recently Nico co-produced and mixed a Hip-Hop/R&B project titled Obsession for Zenith Point Records, which will release worldwide April 21st, 2015 through Independent Distribution Collective. Obsession boasts the talents of Chicago rapper Add-2 (Jamla Records) and a diverse mixture of both established and promising California based artists such as: Niko Ellison, Maryann (Bae God), Bobby (Dub) Werner and Are Too. Throughout his career Nico Breeze has developed a professional studio footprint and a talent for producing Top 40 Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Urban Dance, and music for Film and Television.

Americas Most Unwanted and The People Who Find Them

Apr 4, 2015 01:03:00

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Our weekly look at the world of bail bonds. The laws governing the industy are draconian and often get abused.