The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie's Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and a record by Major Lance titled "Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um". From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked...on Rock N' Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N' Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I've written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers.
For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower.
Actress Emma Stone announced on a “Conan” show a year ago that she was obsessed with K-Pop and that her fave K-Pop act was 2NE1.
The film SING STREET offers its viewers a quixotic romp into the mercurial world of 5 Irish lads in 1985 Dublin.
“Ronnie Mack’s Barndance/The Radio Show is your one stop shop for all things Roots, Americana, and Country. Hosted by the legendary Ronnie Mack, its radio the way it used to be.
Ziggy Stardust and his alter ego David Bowie have impacted my life in big ways since back in the 70's. I adore Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" LP and wore the darn thing out, also had a brush with him when a few of my good friends at the time went to see a performance of his when he burst into a tirade at them about them being Jimmy Page's witches.
Although it took many years for Director Amy Berg to pull the rockumentary together, the final product of “Janis Joplin, Little Girl Blue” serves as a text book example of what to do when creating a montage tribute of a rock icon’s life.
I had the pleasure of meeting famous actor-rocker Robbie Rist while sitting in his studio during the taping of a radio show that he produces. Robbie has brought Legendary Ronnie Mack’s Barndance to radio audiences across the country.
Canadian act HEY ROSETTA recently kicked off their 5 show American tour at The Troubadour wowing their crowd with a carefully woven tapestry of tunes that ranged from their current 2014 CD SECOND SIGHT to their fledgeling 2007 effort PLAN YOUR ESCAPE.
When it comes to the question of the music scene in Paris, France, Nelson Vard and Felix Ramaen are the go to guys in Paris for anything music.
With the closing of many San Fernando Valley old school restaurant bars/nightclubs, one place still holds true to the old cliché of the neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name and they are always glad to see you! Cody’s Viva Cantina has been in the same location since 1965.
While I was recently working on a story, I stumbled upon “PAY 2 PLAY" Director John Wellington Ennis who has a strong background in music that is so imprssive that it needs to be lauded.
Clad in clothing that ranged from hippie chic to California casual the LOVE-IN 2015 was perhaps the most fun that I’ve had in quite awhile and am glad to have friends in LOVE-IN hosts Georgiana Steele-Waller and the band LOVE's co-founder Johnny Echols.