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  • 01:15

    Talking Motorcycles with Patrick Simmons/Doobie Bros

    in Sports

     


    Talking (life, love, music and...) Motorcycles with
    Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers


    and Special Guest Cris Sommer Simmons 



    Daytona Beach, FL (April 7, 2015) One of the celebrated singer/songwriters of our time joins us this Wednesday night on Talking Motorcycles. Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers has written and performed some of the best music of our lifetime and he joins us for tonight's show. Patrick is passionate about vintage motorcycles and recently competed in the coast to coast Motorcycle Cannonball on his 1928 Harley-Davidson JD. He was a guest on our show live at the Hilton Daytona Beach for the kickoff of the 2014 Cannonball and has agreed to be our guest for the full hour and we are most excited to have Patrick on the show.
     


    The bonus is that Patrick will be joined on the show by his wife Cris Sommer Simmons. She has been a major player in motorcycling for many years and recently released her third book on the subject. The Cannonball Diary documents her coast to coast ride in 2010 on a 1915 Harley-Davidson affectionately known as Effie. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors and has encouraged women around the world to get out and ride. In addition to her 1915 H-D, Cris also owns several modern motorcycles.


     


    Patrick and Cris met in Sturgis in 1989 - Tonight's program will provide an insight to these great guests that you will not learn anywhere else!


    Talking Motorcycles is powered by SOZO!


    Special thanks to: Crosley Radio/Crosley Brands, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Dunlap Tire, Bell Helmets, Motorcycle-Superstore.com, Cycle World Magazine and NextMotoChampion.com


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  • 00:33

    Doobie Whitehorn

    in Entertainment

    On Friday August 19th at Midnight EST, 11 PM CST, 9 PM PST and (Saturday in Australia at 1:30 PM Adelaide Time) Mr Doobie Whitehorn is scheduled to be on the Up Close and Personal Radio Show.  
    Tune into the shows or listen to our podcasts here on Blog Talk Radio... 

  • 00:32

    Broadway and TV star Brooke Moriber to Rock NYC

    in Lifestyle

    Broadway Star and singer-songwriter Brooke Moriber makes her triumphant return to the New York City stage this month after two successful West Coast performances. This native New Yorker has played the role of Young Cosette in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” and has seven Broadway shows to her credit with roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston. She’s also worked with legendary director Harold Prince. And, to add to her outstanding talents, Brooke has a burgeoning recording career and is about to rock the Rockwood Music Hall on Monday, December 14th.


    Check out Brooke's website and order tickets for her December 14th appearance at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall.


    Listen to the preview of Brooke's "FIRE" EP


    We'll also take an online road trip to visit the A! Diner in Gardiner, Maine. This classic 1940s chrome dining car dishes up American comfort food in its tiny, booth-filled interior.


    Get your copy of Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life with a Foreword by Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers!

  • 03:00

    HAMMER WELCOMES LARRY STEVENS BAND FRONT-MAN, LARRY STEVENS INTO THE STUDIO

    in Entertainment

     Hammer has a rockin show lined up for you this morning, as he welcomes into the studio, front-man of the Larry Stevens band, Larry Stevens himself. If you would like to come into -the studio and ask Larry a question, the number is 646-595-3032; and one lucky listener will win a cd of original music from Larry. Watch Band Perform


    Some people are just born with music coursing through their veins. Hailing from Montvale, New Jersey, Larry Stevens has been singing and performing since childhood. An accomplished singer/songwriter with a distinctive brand of music described as “Amerirock”, Stevens creates quality music paired with honest and heartfelt lyrics, that resonates with his fans, the music industry, and media outlets. The melodies in his original material have been compared to those of Jack Johnson, Plain White T’s and the Beatles. With dynamic, energetic performances Stevens has found himself on stage at some of the most sought-after venues in New York City including The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaways, and The Iridium, as well as many noteworthy venues in New Jersey including Bergen Performing Arts Center, PNC Bank Arts Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Surflight Theatre, and the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. While living in Nashville, Stevens wrote, collaborated and performed with many of the most prominent names in the music industry, and performed at the most coveted singer/songwriter venue in the world, the legendary Bluebird Café, as well as many other important stages. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with such national acts as Kenny Loggins, Gin Blossoms, Huey Lewis and the News, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, America, Todd Rundgren, and Blood, Sweat & Tears

  • 00:40

    World-Renowned Comedian Alonzo Bodden

    in Lifestyle

    Alonzo Bodden has entertained audiences in every sector of entertainment, including television (grand prize winner and judge on Last Comic Standing, "Who's Paying Attention" on Showtime, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents), movies ("Scary Movie 4," "National Lampoon's Totally Baked: A Potumentary," "The Girl Next Door"), radio (panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me") and he's an avid motorcyclist!


    The Makris Diner is a classic one designed by Jerry O'Mahony in 1951. But, noting compares to the smiling faces and relaxing atmosphere as you choose a seat of you liking and taste wonderful homemade cooking.


    Check out the Postcards from the Highway of Life  Facebook Postcards page and read the foreword and first chapter of Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life free on issuu.com The foreword is written by Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers!


    Keep up with Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website

  • 01:04

    Jerome and Jimmy Ali - The Brothers Ali visit This Side of the River - Part II

    in Music

    LIVE with The Brothers Ali! 


    Jimmy and Jerome Ali are the twin sons of Brenda and the late Jimmy Ali, Sr., an avid jazz enthusiast and pianist Born in Detroit, Michigan at a time when Barry Gordy's Motown Sound was igniting the world. They embraced R&B music and such great jazz artist as Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris, Stan Getz and Art Blakey.


    As young teens, Jimmy & Jerome were organizing "jam sessions!". All of the neighborhood musicians would come & wait their turn to jam with "the twins". Their Dad Jimmy Ali Sr., had an, open door policy allowing neighborhood teens to come over & rehearse so that they could form bands & perform at the High schools & local hot spots with the Ali Boys. Some awesome talent emerged from that basement on Littlefield Street. Mr. Ali (Bart) as he was affectionately called, had a tough policy to abide by~ NO DRUGS, NO DRAMA!! And yes, he WOULD enforce it.


    Jimmy and Jerome have shared the stage and recorded with such diverse artist as: Carlos Santana, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Earl Klugh, Buddy Miles and the Doobie Brothers, to name a few.


    Jimmy and Jerome, known professionally as the Brothers Ali, have performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Caesars, Aladdin, Stardust Hotels, Lake Las Vegas, and the Green Valley Resorts: "The District" They also appeared at the 1st Annual Newport Pacific Jazz Festival on 8-28-05 in Las Vegas and performs at Town Square Live! & the Ritz Carlton. They have also performed at The Wynn Hotel for Mrs. Wynns private dinner party & at the Mirage 8/08 for The Michael Jordan Foundation for the 4th consecutive year. Voted the best jazz group for the American Black Music Awards '08

  • 00:29

    Interview with Raquel Cole

    in Country Music

    RAQUEL COLE is a seasoned singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has written with some of the finest songwriters in the world, has been featured on Sirius XM’s The Highway and has opened up for Country star Josh Turner and Grammy award-winning legendary group Diamond Rio.  


    Raquel has been perfecting her sound for more than half her young life. These days she splits her time between Nashville and British Columbia. She was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley located in the beautiful province of B.C. Growing up, Raquel was attracted to wide-raging influences that included John Mayer’s bluesy sounds, Bryan Adam’s genius lyrics, and Shania Twain’s pop-country tunes. 


    “At a really young age my dad introduced me to The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, The Guess Who and Randy Bachman. He’s a drummer and he wanted someone to play music with him. When I was nine he bought me my first guitar and it grew from there.”  This led Raquel to her love of songs and songwriting.  An accomplished guitar player, she added the mandolin to her arsenal as well.


    Raquel released her first single “It’s For Real This Time” which earned her a spot on Sirius XM’s The Highway. "Writing songs has always been an outlet for me. This is a very vulnerable song,” she admits. “It’s what was going on in my love life at the time and thankfully writing songs is way cheaper than therapy."  


    In September 2015, she won the CCMA (Country Music Association of Canada) Discovery Award.

  • LET MY PEOPLE GROW ( EPISODE 12 )

    in Culture

    Same #BUD #TIME, same BUD #CHANNEL Every Weednesday night from 9:00pm to 11:00pm (PST) ( Be sure to share this link. Its the only way to tune into the live broadcast ) 


     


    Tonight on #LMPG, special Guest, "OG Steve" Bourland. Is the owner operator of OG Steve's Doobie Snacks and is a very experienced cultivator who produces very high quality medicinal cannabis for qualified patients in California. Very excited to have him on the show this evening. We have tons of amazing new Artists and Music to play for you guys on the show this evening also.


     


    Tonight Dusty Bowlz is flying solo. Dabbin D has left the show specifically to focus on managing the local CCHI-2016 Fresno team and volunteers. Diane Valdavinos is a seriously dedicated medicinal cannabis patient advocate and a advocate for true legalization. She did a great job securing a booth at the Speak Easy Sesh last Saturday, setting up the booth and working the table. Thank you Diane for being on LMPG and for everything you do for our community. 


     


    The CCHI Fresno team had a very successful day in regards to outreach and networking. They also had an amazing raffle that all the vendors donated to. It was an awesome fundraiser and event. Congrats To Carlos Villarreal on winning that amazing table of donations from all the sponsors and supporters of the Local CCHI-2016 team. 

  • In Tribute to Jackie Collins (Oct 4 1937 to Sep 19 2015)

    in Lifestyle

    In honor of and tribute to iconic author Jackie Collins, here are excerpts from my interview with her in October 2011. At that time Jackie had surpassed selling 400 millions books and was just releasing her 28th book, Goddess of Vengeance.


    Thank you, Jackie, for your incredible legacy.


    Check out the Postcards from the Highway of Life  Facebook Postcards page and read the foreword and first chapter of Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life free on issuu.com The foreword is written by Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers!


    Keep up with Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website

  • 00:33

    Pink-haired motorcyclist Safia Miletus aka Vagabondesss finds home on the road

    in Lifestyle

    Safia Miletus (aka Vagabondesss) is a captivating cross between actress Rooney Mara’s haunting portrayal of motorcycle riding Lisbeth Salander in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and actress Natalie Portman’s pink-haired portrayal of Alice Ayres in the film, Closer. Safia Miletus is a free-thinking, adventure-seeking daughter of a Syrian father and a part-Canadian/part Cherokee mother who rides off into the sunset not knowing where home is going to be that night but knows that her life on her terms is to be continually found on two wheels. Follow Vagabondesss on Twitter and Facebook.


    Also on the menu: an online road trip to the A1 Diner in Gardiner, Maine to talk with owner Mike Giberson.


    Check out the Postcards from the Highway of Life  Facebook Postcards page and read the foreword and first chapter of Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life free on issuu.com The foreword is written by Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers!


    Keep up with Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website

  • 01:09

    Jerome and Jimmy Ali - Music Legends visits - This Side of The River

    in Music

    Tune in Thursday September 10th @ 9 PM CST or 7 PM PST or 10 PM for my Detroit listeners as Master Musicians Jerome and Jimmy Ali visit the broadcast.


    Jimmy and Jerome Ali are the twin sons of Brenda and the late Jimmy Ali, Sr., an avid jazz enthusiast and pianist Born in Detroit, Michigan at a time when Barry Gordy's Motown Sound was igniting the world. They quickly embraced R&B music and such great jazz artist as Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris, Stan Getz and Art Blakey.


    As young teens, Jimmy & Jerome were organizing "jam sessions!". All of the neighborhood musicians would come & wait their turn to jam with "the twins". Their Dad Jimmy Ali Sr., had an ongoing, open door policy allowing neighborhood teens to come over & rehearse so that they could form bands & perform at the High schools & local hot spots with the Ali Boys. Some awesome talent emerged from that basement /"rehearsal hall" on Littlefield Street. Mr. Ali (Bart) as he was affectionately called, had a tough policy to abide by~ NO DRUGS, NO DRAMA!! And yes, he WOULD enforce it.


    Jimmy and Jerome have shared the stage and recorded with such diverse artist as: Carlos Santana, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Earl Klugh, Buddy Miles and the Doobie Brothers, to name a few..


    Jimmy and Jerome, known professionally as the Brothers Ali, have performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Caesars, Aladdin, Stardust Hotels, Lake Las Vegas, and the Green Valley Resorts: "The District" They also appeared at the 1st Annual Newport Pacific Jazz Festival on 8-28-05 in Las Vegas and performs at Town Square Live! & the Ritz Carlton. They have also performed at The Wynn Hotel for Mrs. Wynns private dinner party & at the Mirage 8/08 for The Michael Jordan Foundation for the 4th consecutive year. Voted the best jazz group for the American Black Music Awards '08

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