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  • 00:58

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    VALENTINE SPECIAL
    Though he has become unbelievably busy, with an impossible schedule, I am happy to bring back French actor/model heartthrob, Gilles Marini, to Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history, in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and most recently in a January episode of "Castle." He has also appeared the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." Gilles was the first runner up on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars," having set the stage on fire with his Argentine Tango, among other memorable dances. Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."
    Gilles first appeared on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," in 2009, as "Luc Laurent," the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character, "Sarah Walker." The role was originally set to be a five episode arc, but he has now become a series regular. And we couldn't be happier.

  • 01:00

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    MORE FRENCH BLISS
    He's baaaaack! My third Valentine month "Hunk-A-Week," and second Frenchman, Gilles revisits Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other recent film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and "Windfall," as well as the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." He came in 2nd on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars." Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."

    First appearing as recurring love interest, 'Luc' to Rachel Griffith's 'Sarah Walker' on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," Gilles' role has been extended to 10 episodes, with potential for more. He reappears on the 2/21 episode.

  • 01:30

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    FRENCH BLISS
    Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the "Sex and the City" movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. We went to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte; we left with one visual imprint: Gilles' shower scene.

    Gilles can currently be seen as Rachel Griffiths’s love interest on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” and was recently seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave’s husband on FX’s “Nip/Tuck” in mid-November. He has appeared on television in “Ugly Betty,” “Dirty, Sexy Money,” “Criminal Minds,” “Windfall,” and in several soap operas including “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Passions.” His recent film credits include “One and the Other (L’Une et L’Autre),” “Pirates of the Caribbean 3,” and “The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.”
    Gilles has appeared in many television commercials and print ads for companies like Budweiser, Clairol, Coca Cola, Ross, Chrysler, Fila, GNC, Infiniti, Mervins, Avon, Lord and Taylor, Robinsons May, etc.
    Proceeds from his new 2010 calendar will go to the Maximum Hope Foundation.

  • 00:30

    Superstar Gilles Marini

    in Entertainment

    IN THE FALL of 2009, Marini first appeared as a recurring character on Brothers & Sisters. His role as the love interest of Rachel Griffiths’s character Sarah Walker has been extended to a ten-episode arc with the potential of more to come. NOW APPEARING as Luc Laurent on ABC’s hit family drama, Brothers & Sisters and also well-known for his second-place finish on season eight of Dancing with the Stars, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world. Gilles is going to be stopping by for some instant feedback on his role, and to chat it up with the fans.. This is another must not miss show!

  • 00:57

    Jerry Gilles - Author - MoneyLove 3.0

    in Self Help

    Sunday, May 3 - Jerry Gillies - Author - MoneyLove 3.0

    Tune in as Constance interviews Author and Seminar Leader - Jerry Gillies.  Jerry will be sharing  his digital update of his 1978 MoneyLove which sold over 2 million copies.  In his updated MoneyLove 3.0, he merged powerful interviews with experts in the area of prosperity with his book MoneyLove.  You will learn powerful universal principles about prosperity consciousness, the main obstacle for someone desiring to improve their financial situation, How to Create a powerful life using Robust Expectation, The  Law of Subtraction vs. Law of Attraction, how to use and change time and the power of humor and serendipity in attracting prosperity.  Jerry is giving a FREE gift of one chapter from his new book.  You can receive this free gift by going to - www.moneyloveblog.com/constance

  • 03:01

    Slam Allen, Anthony Gomes, Jason Ricci & WORLD PREMIER Victor Wainwright

    in Music

    Show # 270 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    Slam Allen began his musical journey performing in the family band, The Allen Brothers before spending nine years as guitarist, lead singer and frontman for the legenday James Cotton. Now, his new album Feel These Blues is showcasing Slam as his own man, forging a new trail. Slam and I will talk about his journey and we will explore his many influences and what it feels like to influence the new generation of Blues Artists.


    Anthony Gomes was raised in Toronto and began plying in his early teens.In the late 90's he moved to Chicago and had a brief stint with Magic Slim & The Teardrops before he was recognised as "Best Unsigned Blues Band" by Buddy Guy's Legends. His music has charted on Billboard, been awarded numerous accolades and awards and now Anthony has release Electric Field Hollar with a dozen original tracks. Anthony and I will discuss his career.


    In addition to his solo albums, Jason Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny Winter, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout, & The Mannish Boys among others. He was named "Best Harmonica Player" at the 2010 Blues Music Awards, and has won a Grammy Award for his contribution to the 2014 Johnny Winter album Step Back. In February 2015, Ricci began a national tour with a new band named Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind. I will speak with Jason about his road, which has not always been so smooth.


    WORLD PREMIER - Victor Wainwright returns to The Couch to share his upcoming release Boom Town two weeks before it drops! The album is a winner and Victor and I will discuss the last year of touring and getting healthy and more.


     


     

  • 02:57

    WIB SHOW! Eliza Neals & Regina Bonelli & Samantha Martin & Deb Ryder

    in Music

    SHOW # 269 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    All about the women tonight!


    Eliza Neals is from Detroit and her new album is Breaking and Entering, a collection of rocking blues numbers.  I'll speak with Eliza and explore her history and the road that led to this new album and music.


    Regina Bonelli comes to The Couch from Kool Breeze who suggested I check out the music from this Brooklyn, NY native.  Her debut album is entitled Open Up The Door and the original songs all tell the story of this woman's journey to becoming the "reigning queen of NYC Blues" as she was dubbed by Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine.  


    Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar released their full-length album, The Nightingale, back in February and it has caught the attention of many a Blues, Soul and Gospel fan since then.  Out of Canada, Martin's skill on acoustic and resonator guitars are evident throughout and the vocals of Delta Sugar add another level to the band's sound.  I'll speak with Samantha about her life and music.


    Couch Kid Deb Ryder returns to talk about her new release Let It Rain.  The album is loaded with stellar musicians contributing to the sound that is unique to this fine vocalist.  All 11 songs are originals and they prove that Deb's skills as a songwriter continue to grow as she does. 


     


     

  • 02:53

    Reno Jack, Blues411 Report, Jon Spear & Couch Kid New Music Isaiah B Brunt

    in Music

    SHOW # 268 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    First up is Reno Jack, who after years of recording and producing others has his debut album out entitled Lightning Fried.  There are guest appearances by Watermelon Slim, Janelle Frost, Sunday Wilde and more.  Reno and I will talk about his musical journey and the new album.


    Blues411 Report with Chefjimi, will focus on the upcoming BMAs and, once again, we will solve the issues of the world.


    Jon Spear is out of Central Virginia and was a challenger in the 2015 IBC.  His debut album is entitled Old Soul and Jon and I will explore his life and music.


    Then from Australia, Couch Kid Isaiah B Brunt calls in to talk about his latest release, Just The Way That It Goes, which he recorded in New Orleans last year.  We'll find out what Isaiah has been up to since his last visit to The Couch and what he has up his sleeves for the future.

  • 01:25

    BLUEBEARD-Valerie Ogden

    in Entertainment

    Bluebeard is the story documenting the history behind the reign of terror imposed on Europe by Gilles de Rais, the infamous Bluebeard. The author brings the reader into the castles, pageants, battles and dungeons of medieval Europe to explore the enigma that was the life of the man, who fought bravely and valiantly alongside Joan of Arc in pursuit of a higher cause then descended into the dark depths of sexual exploitation of children which made him an historical monster. But what is it that causes a man to develop to being such a person? The author focuses on the man s life and the foundation set for his mental and intellectual development, then explores his life subsequent to the sword clashing, blood-letting battles alongside Joan of Arc. She raises questions, presents hypotheses from genetic disposition to PTSD to explain the demonic action of the man. It is a book that gives the reader a breath-taking experience and presents thought-provoking possibilities as to why a man who led a life of valor as a brave warrior could descend into the dark depths of depravity. BLUEBEARD-Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath-Valerie Ogden


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  • 03:02

    EXIT56 Blues Fest, Nate Myers, Toots Lorraine & 2 CKNM Mr Sipp & The Nighthawks

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    Show # 267 – Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”


    The Exit56 Blues Fest takes place in Brownsville, TN on May 23rd and includes a Blues Concert, Corvette Car Show, Classic Car Cruise-In and a Deep Fried BBQ Eating Contest.  I will speak with Sonia Outlaw-Clark about the event and how you can be a part of this wonderful celebration.


    Nate Myers has been playing harmonica since boyhood.  He has performed with many wonderful musicians and he and his band, The Aces are well know for their great shows.  Nate has a new album out entitled It’s My Music and I will chat with him about the album and his career.


    Toots Lorraine and her band, The Traffic, are out of Jacksonville, FL, but their music is West Coast Jump Blues & Swing with Chicago Blues mixed in for comfort. I will speak with Toots and her guitarist husband, Chad Dant about their journey to this point and the music and the new album, Make It Easy.


    COUCH KID NEW MUSIC WORLD PREMIER! My ‘nephew’ Mr. Sipp brings his upcoming album The Mississippi Blues Child to The Couch and we get to share it with y’all a couple of weeks before it drops.  Thrilled to be doing this and let me tell you, I have been playing the darn thing over and over since it arrived!


    Then another Couch Kid New Music Segment with Mark Wenner from The Nighthawks comes by for the third time, with music from their new release, Back Porch Party.  Once again, this album is acoustic and was recorded live to tape before a studio audience.  We’ll speak with Mark about the goings on of the Nighthawks and the music on this great new album

  • 02:59

    Brad Absher, Amanda Fish, 2 Couch Kid New Musics - Hank Mowery & Peter Novelli

    in Music

    SHOW # 266 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    Brad Absher is out of Houston, Texas and he and his band, Swamp Royale, have been a fixture on the Gulf Coast for over 20 years and he has appeared at the IBC getting to the finals. His new album is entitled Lucky Dog and Brad and I will explore his musical journey and speak about the album and where the band is headed next.


    I got to meet Amanda Fish at the IBC this past January.  She was in town to just meet people, play a little and let people know about her new album, Down In The Dirt.   She actually gave me a self-burned copy of the master of the album when we chatted On The Couch. I knew I had to bring her onto a Monday show and show some love, because the album is great.  In March, Vizztone picked her up, so if you don’t know about Samantha’s big sister now, you will soon!  And this is also the first set of siblings we have had on the show!


    Hank Mowery first sat on The Couch back in October of 2013.  He is back on a Couch Kid New Music Segment for his new release Excuses Plenty and we will talk about what Hank and The Hawktones have been up to since we last spoke and share this hot off the presses release with you.


    Back in July of 2014, Peter Novelli came and sat On The Couch for a Couch Kid New Music Segment and shared PRE-MASTERS for his upcoming album, St. Amant Sessions.  Well, the album is finally done and Peter had his CD Release in the Dominican Republic last week and this week we get to share the finished product and maybe even compare a song or two from back in July!