Headlined Guests

Joe Marino, Executive Director of Veterans Florida
Guest Occupation: Executive Director, Veterans Florida
Guest Biography:

Joe Marino, the Executive Director of Veterans Florida, is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer.   During his time in the Army, he was a commissioned Air Defense Artillery Officer.   Following his military service, Joe spent eight years working for the State of Florida in various capacities.   Joe has been active in Florida Legislative policy regarding military, veteran and defense economic development issues since 2002.   From 2002 to 2006, he also worked as a legislative analyst on the Florida House of Representatives Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.   From 2006 to 2008, he was Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, advocating for Veterans issues and the departmental budget.   From 2008 to 2010, he was the Governor’s Office liaison to the state’s military installations and communities.   Prior to his time with the State of Florida, Joe was a recruiter assisting separating military officers find employment with Fortune 500 companies.   Joe founded a trade association in 2010 for Florida defense businesses working to improve their business climate in Florida and to connect defense businesses for opportunities all across the state.   

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, History, Military, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Rodney Robinson
Guest Occupation: 2019 National Teacher of the Year
Guest Biography:
Rodney Robinson is a 19-year teaching veteran. Rodney became a teacher to honor his mother, who struggled to receive an education after being denied as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in an effort to better understand the school-to-prison pipeline. 
 
Robinson has been published three times by Yale University and has received numerous awards for his accomplishments. He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team, which includes politicians, educators, business leaders and community leaders and is working with the city and local colleges to recruit underrepresented teachers. He also worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman Jr. on developing curriculum on race, class and punishment as part of the Yale Teacher's Institute. 
Guest Category: Education, History, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Legendary Bassist with Peter Frampton-David Gilmour-Foreigner-The Small Faces and Bad Company
Guest Biography:

R  I  C  K

W  I  L  L  S

LEGENDARY AND REVERED BASS PLAYER

with

PETER FRAMPTON ... THE SMALL FACES... FOREIGNER...

DAVID GILMOUR... BAD COMPANY

and  ASSOCIATIONS

with

ROXY MUSIC ...LYNYRD SKYNYRD...

ROGER DALTREY... SPOOKY TOOTH

To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113

published albums and singles.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

"Rick" Wills is a British bass guitarist. He is best known for his work with the rock band Foreigner and his associations with the Small Faces, Peter Frampton, and Bad Company.

Wills joined the rock band Joker's Wild in 1966, (with David Gilmour on guitars and vocals), replacing Tony Sainty, until they broke up in 1968. He played bass on Peter Frampton's first three albums before parting from Frampton in 1975. He became the bassist with Roxy Music in 1976, before leaving them and joining the Small Faces in 1977, during their reunion period. He left the Small Faces and appeared on David Gilmour's critically acclaimed solo album in 1978, with William Wilson on drums. The next year, Wills became a member of rock band Foreigner and remained with them for 14 years.

After leaving Foreigner in 1992, he joined Bad Company and stayed with them until Boz Burrell rejoined the band in 1998. In July 1999 he filled in for Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson for live shows when Wilkeson briefly took ill. He appeared at The Steve Marriott Memorial Concert on 24 April 2001, as part of a backing band with Bobby Tench, Zak Starkey and Rabbit Bundrick.

Wills was reunited with Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones in the Jones Gang during 2006 and appeared with The RD Crusaders for The Teenage Cancer Trust at The London International Music Show on 15 June 2008. Wills left The Jones Gang in the summer of 2015 and was replaced by Pat Davey.

Rick co-wrote the songs 'Do You Feel Like We Do' and 'Doobie Wah' during his time with Peter Frampton. To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113 published albums and singles.

 

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Rick Wills Discography

With Cochise

Cochise (1970)

Swallow Tales (1971)

So Far (1972)

Past Loves (A History) (1992) - Compilation

Velvet Mountain: An Anthology 1970-1972 (2013) - Compilation Double Album

With Peter Frampton

Wind of Change - A&M (1972)

Frampton's Camel – A&M (1973)

Somethin's Happening – A&M (1974)

With Roxy Music

Viva! – Atco (1976)

With Kevin Ayers 1976

Yes we have no Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)

With The Small Faces

Playmates – Atlantic (1977)

78 in the Shade – Atlantic (1978)

With David Gilmour

David Gilmour – Harvest (1978)

With Foreigner

Head Games – Atlantic (1979)

4 – Atlantic (1981)

Agent Provocateur – Atlantic (1984)

Inside Information – Atlantic (1987)

Unusual Heat – Atlantic (1991)

With Bad Company

What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company – Atco (1993)

Company of Strangers – Elektra(1995)

Stories Told & Untold – Elektra (1997)

With The Jones Gang

Any Day Now - AAO Music (2005)

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film
Ethan Gold
Guest Occupation: Songmaker
Guest Biography:

ETHAN GOLD

Underground songmaker and music artist Ethan Gold has just wrapped recording for his upcoming record, a double-album Earth City which explores themes of longing — for human connection, for romance, for nightlife in the city, and ultimately for connection to the threatened natural world.  To coincide with the first climate strikes, he released an advance video for one of the environmental songs from the album, “Never Met a World Like You,” and performed for the first time after his 2013 head injury, at three Los Angeles rallies in the final months of 2019. 

During several years of convalescence, Ethan has been quietly making a lot of music, most recently, the glitchily gorgeous score to the Blumhouse supernatural thriller Don’t Let Go, released in autumn 2019 on Universal / Back Lot Music.  In late 2018 Ethan released a soundtrack to his brother Ari’s second feature, The Song of Sway Lake.  To match the tale of the decline of an aristocratic family and the golden light of late summer on an Adirondack lake, Ethan’s piano-driven score is an emotional force of water and silence, dreams and nostalgia.  The soundtrack album also features multiple renditions of Ethan’s original title song “Sway Lake,” including versions sung by John Grant and The Staves, arranged and produced utterly convincingly to sound like lost pop recordings from the late 1930s and ’40s.

Also released in 2018 while Ethan was not playing live shows was the much-praised naive electronic album Expanses (Teenage Synthstrumentals)  (“Primitive analogue instruments to their sound-warping limits” – Uncut; “Wildly diverting… by some wide-eyed, sun and acid-baked LA wunderkind” – Electronic Sound; “Records like these are my reason for getting into independent music in the first place” – Skope Mag; “I can say with complete confidence that I won’t hear anything quite as original… If you think it’s absurd to even suggest that a devotedly experimental, avant-garde artist could have such a reach, I would encourage you to have a listen to some of Lou Reed’s earlier solo work and reassess your opinion… More authentic than anything you’ve heard on FM radio in your life” – Vents Magazine.)  Gold also returned to early influences and completed an album of live covers of mostly new wave tracks, from New Order and Bauhaus to Of Montreal and The Knife, as Live Undead Bedroom Closet Covers(“Unhinged but weirdly compelling” – Uncut; “Brilliant cover versions” – Shindig!; “Rather fantastic” – The Crack). 

Gold first stepped into public consciousness when he produced and arranged his friend Elvis Perkins’ blog-hyped debut Ash Wednesday, one of the most influential albums of the modern folk-rock resurgence.  After moonlighting as bass player in his brother Ari’s New York folk party band the Honey Brothers, and scoring his twin’s debut feature, the epic air-drumming comedy Adventures of Power, Ethan began honing his intensely personal style while living in a dilapidated flat in Los Angeles.  He released his debut art-rock album Songs From A Toxic Apartment in 2011 to underground acclaim (“Emotions delivered with an unfiltered, glaring legibility”- Pitchfork; “The most interesting record I’ve listened to in the past 5 years”- Rock N Roll Experience.)  He then began rolling out a series of videos from the album showcasing his visceral approach, which led him to side work as a video director.  He was working on a film score and his follow-up album when he suffered the head injury in 2013.  Through a long recovery, he now credits the temporary dissolution of his cognitive ability with an upgraded inner power and creativity, and a clarified mission: in a world that seems more and more combative, bringing sensitive people and quieter things —  music and poetry and the living earth — back into their magnificence.  

Gold was raised in San Francisco, during the long extended hangover after hippie times in that city.  His father is Beat author Herbert Gold, and his mother Melissa was a collaborator and last girlfriend of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and was killed with Graham in a helicopter crash.  A childhood of constant change and chaos may have led Ethan to the unique way he approaches music as a balm and a life meaning-maker.  Today he lives and dreams songs, writing about half his music while asleep.  Earth City will be both a much-anticipated step forward for an artist whose path has been curved by inner impulse and by fate, and a return to the essential path of his original vision.  He jokes that his mission is to “make sensitivity cool again.”  But we can tell he’s actually not kidding.  He’s willing to be quiet enough to paint in songs the delicate details of the modern age, and willing to be strong enough to fight for the world as it could be.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Cyndi Dale
Guest Occupation: Internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant
Guest Biography:

CYNDI DALE

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant and the author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. In addition, she has worked with over 70,000 clients and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops across the Americas and in Russia, England, Wales, Amsterdam, Iceland, Costa Rica, Belize, Morocco, Peru, Scotland, and more. She is also a favored teacher and healer for China, leading in-person and on-line classes, and has been published in over 17 languages.

Her books include The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, the winner of four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards. Most recently, her titles include Energy Wellness for Your Pets (2019), Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy (2019),  Awaken Clairvoyant Energy (2018); The Subtle Body Coloring Book, The Little Book of Chakras, and Subtle Energy Techniques (2017); and Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras, the largest compendium of chakra knowledge ever produced (2016). Overall, she seeks to unify the world’s most vital spiritual messages, encouraging understanding and community among all peoples.

Her next releases include Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness (Llewellyn, July 2020), and Advanced Chakra Healing, a reissue of a popular book first printed fifteen years ago (Llewellyn, August 2021.) Co-written with Dana Childs, she is also writing a book about making food and healthy choices through the chakras, to be published in 2022 by St. Martin’s Press.

Cyndi graduated from the University of Minnesota summa cum laude with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She has also worked toward a master’s degree in divinity at Bethel University and holds a fifth-degree Reiki certificate, the highest of distinctions in this healing arena.

Cyndi currently teaches a certificate-level program at Normandale College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, through which adult students earn an accredited certificate in Energy Medicine. As well, she teaches a year-long Apprenticeship Program through her own company, Essential Energy, assisting individuals with developing their natural intuitive and healing gifts. These courses are added to the dozens she teaches locally and worldwide in energy medicine and spiritual healing.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Leslie Spencer
Guest Occupation: Singer
Guest Biography:

LESLIE SPENCER

After years of singing backup for the world’s most prominent big bands, vocalist and songwriter Leslie Spencer is taking her place in the spotlight with an album of her very own. Drawing on the vintage jazz roots and outsize stylings of her bandleaders Brian Setzer and Louis Prima, Jr., Leslie’s debut album, Sing Out!, is a collection of eleven fiery torch songs that transform love, loneliness and heartbreak into a captivating dramatic arc. Lusty, lyrical, bursting with unapologetic emotion and just a hint of snark, Sing Out! is the heartbreak record for romantics who refuse to play it safe.   

Recorded at The Rock House in Franklin, TN., the production of Sing Out! was overseen by Leslie’s longtime friend and collaborator, Grammy winner and legendary session musician Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer). With music industry veteran McKendree as co-writer, engineer and mixer, the album was tracked in a breakneck two-day sprint of creative synergy. Close listeners will identify what makes this album sound so distinctly alive: the tracks were recorded live, giving the performances a raw, unpredictable edge and an authenticity that reaches through the speaker with spellbinding urgency. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the album’s title track. Co-written by Leslie and long-time friend Matt Mangano (Zac Brown Band) in a spur-of-the-moment inspiration while catching up over coffee, the song encapsulates the album’s paradoxical magic, conveying the warmth of a back room jam session and the electric intimacy of a smoky cabaret. 

Along with McKendree on piano and organ, Sing Out! includes the talents of Robert Frahm (Robert Frahm Band, Big Joe and the Dynaflows) on guitar, Patrick O’Hearn on bass (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Kenneth Blevins (John Hiatt, Sonny Landreth) on drums, and Eric Morones (Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) on saxophone. With co-writing help from McKendree as well as Johnny Few and Mark Winchester, the songs on Sing Out! tell a story, not in chronological order but rather like facets in a diamond, revealing different perspectives on the journey of love going down in flames. 

With searing honesty, disarming humor, and a tonal range that goes from comforting whisper to operatic roar, Leslie’s first solo effort is the heartbreak record everyone needs. Her words are bitter and sweet in the perfect proportion of a classic Old-Fashioned, her no-holds-barred performance as cathartic as a plate hurled against the wall. For anyone who has felt robbed of their voice by love gone wrong, this is the record to make things right. As far from a plastic pop ballad as you can get, these are songs made for living, laughing, sobbing, sighing, and eventually, learning to love again.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Marshall Lefferts
Guest Occupation: multi-instrumentalist, performer and compose
Guest Biography:

MARSHALL LEFFERTS

Marshall Lefferts has been a student of Nature since the age of five when he made his first trip to a remote cabin in the deep wilds of the Adirondack Mountains with his parents and brothers. Fifty-five years later, he still goes to that cabin and listens intently to what Nature wishes to teach him, and much of what is shared in this book has come from those magical and insightful experiences. He also began studying music at the age of eight and is now a multi-instrumentalist, performer and composer.

In his first year of college in 1978, following a spontaneous epiphany of awakening, he began studying the martial art of Aikido and became inspired by the writings of R. Buckminster Fuller, having the good fortune of meeting Bucky the following year. Veering away from traditional academia into the indigenous education of the great Universe-ity, Marshall has traversed an unconventional path in service to the bigger picture of what’s going on here on planet Earth during this time of critical transition.

Along the way he became a Producer of media projects, starting with Star Trek CD-ROMs in the early 1990’s, then co-producing a short film about Mars Pathfinder for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1997. In 1998, he met Barbara Marx Hubbard and subsequently became Co-Director of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution from 1999-2004, launching evolve.org in 2000. During these same years he produced internet media projects for the Buckminster Fuller Institute, then located in Santa Barbara, CA, where he was living. From 2005-2009 he lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, immersing in the study of “pod consciousness” with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, and composing, recording and producing a collaborative album of original music, called Mystery of Souls.

Marshall is a Board Member of the Resonance Science Foundation (serving as President from 2006 to 2019), as well as co-designer, writer and producer of the Resonance Academy, launched in 2014, for which he continues to serve as an Adjunct Faculty. From 2007 to 2012, Marshall served as Associate Producer for the documentary film, Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?, which is now the most widely viewed independent documentary film, and is collaborating again with the Thrive team as Co-Director of Visual Effects and Post-Production Supervisor for Thrive II: This Is What It Takes! (coming in 2020).

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Sound Healing, Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Self Help, Spiritual
Pip Meecham
Guest Occupation: Business Owner
Guest Biography:

Pip Meecham from ProjectBox is a systemisation specialist with a love for all things systems, technology, processes and workflows. She’s a self-confessed geek and has earned the nickname ‘Faster than Google’ by her peers. She looks at the HOW in your business - how you do the things you do, then translates that to ensure your processes and workflows are optimised for efficiency and effectiveness, implementing tools and technology to help streamline your operations, with operating procedures that help you scale and build a business that can work without you.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Technology, Variety
Guest Occupation: CEO
Guest Biography:

The KEY to success is Your commitment to do the work. The TRICK to success is what you work on.

“IT” Won’t Happen
Unless YOU Step Up!”

Context versus Content. My skill lies in ensuring you are operating at your peak, the best possible version of you so as you can honour the commitment you have made to yourself and Be the leader you were born to be.

With 35 years of senior leadership positions operating around the globe backed with an MBA in Leadership, Strategic Management and International Business I have your back and I know what it takes to push you to a new level.

Clients include Norcross Press, Roxcel, Oracle, Velocity Group, amongst others.
Guest Category: Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, News, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Cynthia Dougherty
Guest Occupation: PhD, CEO/ Mastermind Performance Coach, Author, Cannabis advocate, TED Speaker
Guest Biography:

What is your first thought when you are faced with an unexpected change or obstacle in your Life? Do you feel frazzled and anxious often? We hold ourselves to unrealistic standards of perfection and then we judge ourselves when we don’t live up to them. But we are not supposed to be perfect. Let's get you back to calm. Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity.

Perfection is not possible. But TRANSFORMATION is. All of us have the capacity to change, learn and grow. No matter what the circumstances. Your mindset shapes your YOUR brain. When it comes to your business, you and your employees’ ability to adjust to change, no matter how big or small, will affect your business, productivity and your bottom line.

I have over 25 years of experience combining Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Resilience Training into effective Mind Tools to help individuals and corporations Thrive and Survive our unpredictable world. I have developed the concept of “MindPowerment" to establish a life of living in a grounded state so you become your own “rock” – having the steady foundation you need to not only survive but thrive in life and business.

To facilitate #MindPowerment, I offer grounding practices and training to both individuals and corporations to assist in:

• Managing work and achieving goals, while maintaining Life Balance, Focus, Clarity and Joy.
• Unblocking, Recharging and Revitalizing your mindset.
• Mindset Training, understanding your brain, how to process and handle your actions and reactions.
• Rewiring your brain for success.
• Empower your corporation by building a collective resilience.

Author of “Lost, Found, & Rewired: Mind Tools that Shift You From Stressed and Frazzled to Calm and Vital” I educate people on how the brain works and how you can get it to work for you.

CONTACT ME
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Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Lindsey Singer, communications director, Colorado Rising
Guest Occupation: Communications Director Colorado Rising Action
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY
Lindsey grew up in Boulder and has 10 years of communications and public relations experience, and has worked for nonprofit organizations, diplomatic office, and political offices on the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Colorado Rising Action, Lindsey was the communications director for the Montana Legislature’s Republican leadership, working directly under the Speaker of the House. She also served as the state press secretary for Montana’s U.S. Senator Steve Daines. Lindsey attended the University of Colorado – Boulder and Quinnipiac University. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her fiance.

COLORADO RISING ACTION
Colorado Rising Action is focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, free enterprise, a strong national security, and shaping the public policy debate in the Centennial State.

Guest Category: News, Philosophy, Politics & Government
Mark S. Griffith
Guest Occupation: Talk Show Host
Guest Biography:

Using logic, rhetoric and humor to push back the bounds of ignorance one conversation at a time.

Guest Category: Entertainment, News, Politics & Government, TV & Film
Jaron Banks
Guest Occupation: Mentor, coach and consultant, and owner of Spiritual Athletics
Guest Biography:

Jaron Banks is a mentor, coach and consultant, and owner of Spiritual Athletics.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaron-banks-74b849163

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational
Want to live an ecstatic and desirable life?
Guest Occupation: Victoria composes transcendental music, is an author and is co-founder of the EarthSky People movement, catalyzing change and providing resources for a new social paradigm centered on regenerative living skills.
Guest Biography:

Victoria Vives Khuong is a champion of truth and consciousness. Her diverse and colorful history gives her a unique perspective and keen ability to connect with people from all walks of life and also pierce the confounding veils of ambiguity and misdirection that are so frequently employed by the powers that be. Raised in the ghettos of Spain, as a multi-ethnic child, by a single mother, Victoria grew from her experiences with poverty, racism, sexual harassment, congenital problems and social stigma only to achieve high level of health as well as success in the entertainment industry. In the midst of a series of severe life trials culminating in a near death experience, a spontaneous kundalini awakening, and involvement with occult societies while exploring metaphysics, healing and martial arts, she left her old life in Spain to forge a new one in the United States. With minimal English-speaking skills, no money, and no family to help her, Victoria hustled her way off the streets of Hollywood with brute determination. Through a series of profound learning experiences, she discovered her true calling as a herald of truth. Victoria now focuses her energies on sovereignty, disclosure, exopolitics, and truth through her radio show EarthSky People Radio. She composes transcendental music, is an author and is co-founder of the EarthSky People movement, catalyzing change and providing resources for a new social paradigm centered on regenerative living skills. Victoria has also rediscovered the “missing link” in truth seeking via ancestral wisdom and the art of direct revelation through shamanic practices in the Zulu and Cross Cultural lineages as well as a connection with her Star Families and their invitation to partake in an Intergalactic society.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Sex, Spiritual, Technology
Akil Shabazz
Guest Occupation: Hip Hop Artist
Guest Biography:

65 Max Ent. presents inspiring artist Akil Shabazz formally known as Hatchett Tha 1st who is an amazing talent rising out of Oakland Ca. Akil has been working on 2 albums :) yes that right  and he has teamed up with his long time label mate  Chris Chips called , the (DC-2) . Their new single 'Keeping It Litty". is streaming on all Digital  downloaded  media platforms. Akil is working on his 2cnd solo album with his experience sound and truthful word play and dedication and his love for the art of music  has   Akil cooking in the  studio  and putting nothing but fire ! Keeping it Litty that features his label mate Chris Chips. Keep your eye and ears open because the streets do not want to sleep on Akil .....                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Music, Spiritual
Hilary O Shelton
Guest Occupation: Director, NAACP Washington Bureau & Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy
Guest Biography:

Hilary O. Shelton, presently serves as the Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy/Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau for over 2 decades.The Washington Bureau is the Federal legislative and national public policy division of the over 500,000-member, 2,200-membership unit, national civil rights organization. In this capacity, Hilary is responsible for advocating the federal public policy issue agenda of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots based civil rights organization in the United States to the U.S. Government. Hilary's government affairs portfolio includes crucial issues such as affirmative action, equal employment protection, access to quality education, stopping gun violence, ending racial profiling, abolition of the death penalty, access to comprehensive healthcare, voting rights protection, federal sentencing and prison reform and a host of civil and human rights enforcement, expansion and protection issues.Hilary serves on a number of national boards of directors, national and federal advisory organizations and federal policy advocacy coalitions.Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a family of six brothers and sisters, Hilary holds degrees in political science, communications, and legal studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C., the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively. He presently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Paula Young Shelton and their three sons, Caleb Wesley, Aaron Joshua, and Noah Otis Young Shelton.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Rick Wakeman
Guest Occupation: Legendary Keyboardist and Composer with Prog Rock Group 'YES'
Guest Biography:

LEGENDARY KEYBOARDIST

R  I  C  K

W  A  K  E  M  A  N

(David Bowie -The Strawbs -Y E S)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NEW ALBUM

'THE RED PLANET'

with THE ENGLISH ENSEMBLE

RETURN TO PROG

 

Rick Wakeman's work on the classic albums of the progressive rock band Yes, his hugely successful solo albums, as well as his contributions to classic David Bowie songs, has earned him a reputation as one of rock's greatest ever keyboardists.. Classically trained on the piano, he later attended the Royal College of Music. He first made his name as a session musician at Trident Studios. Among his notable early work was playing Mellotron on David Bowie's breakthrough single "Space Oddity".

Bowie subsequently asked Wakeman to play on his "Hunky Dory" album, which has become one of his most acclaimed works and produced the songs "Life on Mars", "Changes" and "Oh! You Pretty Things", which all featured Wakeman on piano. In the early 1970s, Wakeman was one of the most sought-after keyboardists in Britain. He played on albums by The Strawbs and was receiving offers to join the progressive rock band Yes and David Bowie's band The Spiders from Mars at the same time. He chose to join Yes and during his time with the band they recorded several of the most famous albums of the progressive rock genre, including "Fragile", "Close to the Edge" and "Tales from Topographic Oceans". Wakeman also recorded some hugely successful solo albums during the 1970s, principally "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table".

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble recently released “The Red Planet.” The album features 8 newly composed pieces, especially for this project, and harks back to Wakeman’s critically acclaimed debut album “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” where there were 6 heavy keyboard pieces based around a central subject matter.

Purchase

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman

& The English Rock Ensemble Return To Prog On New Album

"The Red Planet"

Order today at

 www.musicglue.com/rick-wakeman-emporium

or

at amazon.com

Limited CD + DVD edition in deluxe "pop-up" packaging. The Red Planet is Rick Wakeman's 2020 studio album. The album harks back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 solo debut album The Six Wives of Henry VIII and No Earthly Connection. These releases showcased heavy keyboards and focused on a central theme. Rick recorded The Red Planet with a collective of musicians dubbed The English Rock Ensemble, featuring guitarist Dave Colquhoun, bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Ash Soan. Pomeroy has also been a touring member of Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman and Jeff Lynne's ELO, while Soan has played drums with Squeeze, Del Amitri and many other artists.

 

BOOKS BY RICK WAKEMAN:

SAY YES

An Autobiography

Publication Date:4 May 1995

Synopsis

'I've been in and out of Yes more times than Barbera Cartland has put pen to paper. The band still has a massive following around the world with an annual Yes convention and more fanzines than I can keep up with. Yet our highs and lows have never been documented, especially by someone from the inside.'

With the Strawbs, Yes and through his solo career, Rick Wakeman is known to millions for his keyboard wizardry and brilliant compositions. From his earliest days as a concert pianist, Say Yes! is a humourous celebration of 25 years devoted to the best in music. After many classic albums like Fragile, Close to the Edge and Listzomania, he now plays with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.

Yet Rick Wakeman's life has not been laughter all the way and Say Yes! reveals the darker side of three marriages, a heart attack at twenty-five and a long struggle with stardom. Through it all runs the thread of his belief in God, an outrageous sense of humour and a passion for golf. Here is a candid and highly entertaining journey to the centre of rock.

Available at amazon.com

 

Grumpy Old Rock Star and other Wondrous Stories

Publication Date: 21st August 2008

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Buy on Amazon USA

Book Description
Grumpy Old Rockstar is a collection of never-before-told stories from Rick Wakeman's amazing life, from ordering a curry on-stage to how he ended up with the earth from around Che Guevara's body in his shed.

Synopsis
Around about September 1948, Mr and Mrs Cyril Wakeman had an early night and some time later, at Perivale in Middlesex, Mrs Wakeman produced a bonny baby son. They named him Richard, but he quickly became known as Rick. Rick was a likable little fellow who had a talent for the piano and for making trouble, and music became Rick's life. Later he joined a popular music group called YES and became a legend. Much later he became a Grumpy Old Man who appears on Countdown, hosts a hugely popular radio show on Planet Rock and performs a one-man show telling stories about his rather extraordinary life. Which is where this book you are holding comes in. Mr Wakeman is simply one of the great storytellers of our age - let's face it, he has some fabulous material. It seemed a shame that some of the funniest yarns should not be more widely known. So he accepted some cash and here we are. Curl up by the fire with a Grumpy Old Rockstar and your nearest and dearest. We defy you not to want to read it aloud and laugh.

 

Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rock Star

Publication Date: 17th September 2009

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What do Postman Pat, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom and George Best have in common with being abandoned in a Costa Rican jungle after a severe bout of flatulence? Indeed how are they connected to trying to buy an Australian brewery just to get a beer, owning twenty-two cars, an American soccer team and Swiss mail-order pornography? I suppose we have to come clean and volunteer the name of a certain keyboard genius called Mr Richard Wakeman (Rick to his thousands of chums). That said, you'll then not be surprised that this second volume of wondrous stories elaborates on violinists falling out of trees, being mauled on live TV by a German Shepherd, playing golf with kangaroos, amputations sound-tracked by prog rock classics, a concert played to a solitary canine and signing autographs on the toilet...And don't forget severe leg injuries on the set of Mastermind, extreme profanity live on radio at Wimbledon and berating Pike from "Dad's Army"..." The Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rock Star" takes you, the privileged reader, on a trip of absurd excess, a cultural car crash of side-splitting hilarity and an unforgettable glimpse (again) into the life of one of Britain's most legendary showmen, rock stars and all-time great raconteurs.

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Guest Occupation: Natural Health Practitioner and Instructor, Orgone Energy Expert, Copper Artist
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The world is ours to make anyway we see fit. If one Man or Woman has the power to change the world, think about how powerful collective souls are when working in concert towards a worthy goal of eternal peace and harmony.

Today, human thought is looked upon as an "infection" throughout the universe, as it reverberates fear and anger throughout.

It's easy to change your "reality" if one chooses. But one thing you have to remember about choice and "free will". If all your choices are being provided for you, you're being directed (controlled). If your free will is "clouded" by your memory bank of the "past" then even your freewill is controlled.

You can empty your mind and go back to "void" (Buddha), "blank" (Shakespeare), "purity of thought (Jesus).

Ask and it is given, but when you ask, ask as if it has already been given, and it will be yours.

In peace.

 

BIOGRAPHY:  Roberto Johnny began life remembering everything from the moment he was ejected from his mother. At the age of 3, Roberto was ready and almost left (ran away from) home. But, let's face it, after seeing the long path ahead of him, he knew the time wasn't right, so he returned.

From the beginning, Roberto Johnny knew there was something "wrong" with this world. At the age of Zero, he witnessed firsthand how worried, scared, angry his mother was and didn't understand why. Over the decades, glimpses of "truth" presented themselves to Robert along the way, giving him hope that, someday, he'd find the answers he knew were out there, waiting for him, and he did!

Roberto Johnny never excelled in school. He was bored there. He knew everything they were teaching and school for Roberto Johnny was 12 years of "recess" basically. In and out of "trouble" during his younger years, Roberto learned a lot about the world and the control structure that was built up to enslave the masses.

This, of course, angered Roberto Johnny and he rebelled at a young age. Eventually, however, Roberto Johnny "grew up" and realized fighting only makes things worse, and he learned how to LOVE everyone and everything.

Today, Roberto Johnny truly believes that LOVE is the KEY that sets your Soul FREE. And when you're free on the Spiritual Realm, you're free everywhere, mind, body, spirit.

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Susan Rowlen
Guest Occupation: Professional Psychic Medium
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Susan Rowlen

How does someone grow spiritually in times of challenge? How do you maintain shining your light when you are unsure yourself and it’d be easier to seclude yourself? When you wish to hide because you don’t know what direction to take and can use a bit of hope

Susan Rowlen is a Native Chicagoan, Raised on Chicago’s Northwest side as a child. Susan did not have a conventional childhood. From the age of 6, Spirit singled her out and set in motion her journey to provide healing, clarity and guidance. Blessed with the gifts of seeing the Past, Present and Future, Susan has been in constant contact with spirits, voices and visions in order to help others make sense of their lives.

In her early life, Susan chose to use her unique gifts selectively to help those close to her as well as local officials and businesses in need of direction. However, she soon became aware that she possessed rare and valuable gifts which should be used for the greater good. Not only has she used her unique abilities to provide spiritual guidance and healing to people of every age in every walk of life throughout the world, but on a personal level, her gifts also enabled her to defeat her own daughter’s Autism.

As a professional Psychic Medium, Susan uses her abilities to help clients gain deep insights into their life journey and gain spiritual growth, shining light on relationships, love, career, and business.

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Kim Stanwood Terranova
Guest Occupation: Counselor, coach, speaker, author, and spiritual leader
Guest Biography:

KIM STANWOOD TERRANOVA

Kim Stanwood Terranova is committed to guiding people in fulfilling their greatest destiny. As a counselor, coach, speaker, author, and spiritual leader, Kim has been doing just that for 25 years. She has immersed herself in the study and practice of Universal spiritual truth and wisdom, with a degree in spiritual studies and as a licensed Practitioner of Truth through The Agape International Spiritual Center.

Her wisdom and warmth is appreciated as a lead teacher at the elite Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, as the Spiritual Director of the prestigious Summit Treatment Center in Malibu, California, and as a course creator and teacher of the Spiritual Liberation in Action class for the esteemed Agape University.

She has worked with and learned from world-renowned spiritual teachers including Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith,His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rhonda Britten, Terry Cole Whittaker and many more. Additionally, Kim is the founder of Namaste‘ Retreats, where she offers spiritual seekers a space to go deeper on their individual path of self-expression; Namaste‘ Retreats for Children, where she guides young ones into embracing meditation, gratitude, self empowerment and spiritual tools to assist them in life; and World As One, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to bringing the principles of peace to children all over the world.

Kim’s commitment to her clients and all those who cross her path is to hold them in the highest light, knowing the spiritual Truth for them as they awaken to their own inner greatness.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual

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