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  • 02:21

    Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine 1/7/16 - Fight the Power!

    in Entertainment

    Tonight, we're gettin' down and taking on The Man!


    One of the most consistently entertaining of genres, the blaxploitation film was an ersatz lovechild of the civil rights movement, often helmed and produced by established white directors (Jack Hill, Greydon Clark) but tailored to inner city urban audiences.  


    Simultaneously "realist" in their gritty, no holds barred depiction of ghetto life and utterly fantastic (crazed kung fu, often unrealistic scenarios), these pictures offered the promise of empowerment and more importantly, pride to a community emerging from the shadows to take a more equal place in American society throughout the late 60's and 70's.  


    Packed to the gills with soulful, funky soundtracks (often quite essential in and of themselves), no holds barred action, crime and ersatz appropriations from the concurrent kung fu craze, these films feature stylish fashions of the era, sports heroes, martial arts stars, sex and most importantly, tales of the victory of one man...or a united community, against corruption in high places - cops, government, mobsters, you name it.  And to quote a much later film, they do it with style...


    Join us as we talk flying fists, funky 'fro's and flashy fashion, only here on Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine!


    Week 19
    Fight the Power! 


     


    Your hosts "Doc" Savage and Louis Paul


    www.facebook.com/WeirdScenes1

  • 00:26

    Author Dan O'Brien returns to #ConversationsLIVE w/ Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis

    in Books

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Dan O'Brien back to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his growing literary empire and new book MOBSTERS, MONSTERS AND NAZIS.

  • 02:04

    Underground Wednesday with Special guest Slim G

    in Radio

    Slim "G" of Chicago, was raised by his mother and grandmother he spent his elementary years on the west side of Chicago (birth to 10 years of age). His mother later moved her family to the Englewood area and here is where Slim "G" claims his name.

    Slim "G" became interested in music at the age of 9 and began writing lyrics at the age of 14. Some of his musical role models are LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Biggie Small, Ice T, and Big Daddy Cane. He grew up on the styles of Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Barry White and other legendary greats.

    He produced 7 albums and wrote over 100 songs. He has collaborated with artist such as Twista, Malik Usef, Johnny P, The Mobsters, Ms Kane, Maurice Mohan, and Bump J. Slim's rap video debut was to a song he wrote and produced (Black Queen) starring Morris Chestnut.

    Slim "G" states that he gets his greatest inspiration from his mother..... " I get my strength from God. God enables me to role with the punches and jump gates. I just don't believe he brought me this far to leave me".

  • 01:03

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Laura Enright and Chris Kennedy

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.


    Today's Guests are Laura Enright and Chris Kennedy.


    Laura Enright


    Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy-City Oddities


    Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities


    To Touch the Sun


    laura-enright.com


    Chris Kennedy


    Can’t Look Back


    Terra Stands Alone


    When the Gods Aren’t Gods


    chriskennedypublishing.com


    More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com.

  • 01:26

    American Gangster, 2007

    in Movies

    Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.


     


     

  • 01:10

    Author Chuck Greaves on his new book "Tom & Lucky" LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes talented author Chuck Greaves, a.k.a. C. Joseph Greaves.  Chuck's new book, "Tom & Lucky"  is due later this year.  Here is a little about that book.  The year is 1936. Lucky Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas E. Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor determined to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown – grifter, heroin addict, and sometimes prostitute – is the witness who claims she can do it. Only a canny Long Island defense attorney named George Morton Levy stands between Lucky and a life behind bars, between Dewey and the New York Governor’s mansion.   But for four short weeks in the spring of 1936, the intersection of these four lives – in their respective roles as defendant, prosecution and defense attorney, and star witness – would enthrall the nation, introducing America to the violent and darkly glamorous world of organized crime and leaving our culture, laws, and politics forever changed. This is their story.


    To learn more about Chuck and his books, please visit http://chuckgreaves.com/.


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. On the web at http://authorsontheair.com.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Robert Gregory Brown, for our theme music.  D.D. Corbitt, author of "The Amaretto", for your continued support.  Underwriting by Pawsotively Purrfect Pet Sitting.  http://pawsotivelypurrffect.com.

  • 01:01

    GANGSTERS IN GRANITE - WITH MY GUEST, MR. JOSHUA D PERRY

    in Entertainment

    YEP, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT - GANGSTERS WHO ARE GONE - WE WILL HAVE MR. J.D PERRY TO TALK ABOUT THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF MANY GANGSTERS!! WE WILL KEEP THIS VERY RESPECTFUL, AFTER ALL, THEY ARE MEN WITH FAMALIES TOO. BUT, DO WE EVEN LOOK AT WHO'S NAME IS ON THE STONE NEXT TO A LOVED ONE!?!  DOES IT MATTER!?! TO SOME IT MIGHT!!! SO , TUNE IN. WED, 5/20  AT 7PM! E.S.T.  FEEL FREE TO CALL 646 716 4343 AND  ASK QUESTIONS AT ANY  POINT ON THE SHOW!! THANK YOU!!

  • 01:01

    Takers, 2010

    in Movies

    Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba) and his friends enjoy a luxurious lifestyle funded by bank robberies, and they avoid capture by sticking to a strict set of rules. As they celebrate the latest job, a former associate arrives with a daring plan to rob an armored car. The lure of so much cash is too tempting to resist but, unbeknown to Gordon's men, this heist puts them on a collision course with Russian mobsters and a detective (Matt Dillon) who will do anything to capture them.


    Director: John Luessenhop
    Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, 
    Stars: 


    Paul Walker as John Rahway

    Matt Dillon as Jack Welles

    Idris Elba as Gordon Thomas "G" Cozier

    T.I. as Delonte "Ghost" Rivers

    Jay Hernandez as Eddie Hatcher

    Michael Ealy as Jake Attica

    Chris Brown as Jesse Attica

    Hayden Christensen as A.J.

    Zoe Saldana as Lilly

  • 01:35

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Marketing Your Self-Published Book - Episode 13

    in Writing

    We are delighted to have author/musician Jon D'Amore back as our guest. So many authors today are making the choice between traditional and self-publishing that we thought it would be very helpful to have Jon discuss why he opted to self-publish his humorous yet edgy memoir, and as an added bonus he will read an excerpt from his book.


    Jon successfully published and marketed "The Boss ALWAYS Sits in the Back" and will share factors that entered into making the decision to self-publish and what he did relative to publicity and promotion.


    "The Boss ALWAYS Sits In The Back" isn't just another mob story. It's a suspenseful, exciting and entertaining account of one of the greatest scams to hit Las Vegas...a scam that's never been exposed before. One that Jon became involved in as a young man.  This scam changed history and gambling laws across America forever!


    He tells the story from his viewpoint as a young musician who grew up in that world...and from the words of his Godfather, an underboss who told his story before he died..."The Boss ALWAYS Sits In The Back" details the demise of the mobsters who ran northern New Jersey.


    Listen live, or listen to the archived show, but don't miss it.

  • 00:58

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Marketing Your Self-Published Book - Episode 13

    in Writing

    Pre-record for airing on Wednesday May 13 at 9:00 EDT


    We are delighted to have author/musician Jon D'Amore back as our guest. So many authors today are making the choice between traditional and self-publishing that we thought it would be very helpful to have Jon discuss why he opted to self-publish his humorous yet edgy memoir, and as an added bonus he will read an excerpt from his book.


    Jon successfully published and marketed "The Boss ALWAYS Sits in the Back" and will share factors that entered into making the decision to self-publish and what he did relative to publicity and promotion.


    "The Boss ALWAYS Sits In The Back" isn't just another mob story. It's a suspenseful, exciting and entertaining account of one of the greatest scams to hit Las Vegas...a scam that's never been exposed before. One that Jon became involved in as a young man.  This scam changed history and gambling laws across America forever!


    He tells the story from his viewpoint as a young musician who grew up in that world...and from the words of his Godfather, an underboss who told his story before he died..."The Boss ALWAYS Sits In The Back" details the demise of the mobsters who ran northern New Jersey.


    Listen live, or listen to the archived show, but don't miss it.

  • 01:03

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Tim Hemlin and Dan O’Brien

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.


    Today's Guests are Tim Hemlin and Dan O’Brien


    Tim Hemlin


    The Wastelanders


    Black Silence


    timhemlin.com


    Dan O’Brien


    Deviance of Time


    The Twins of Devonshire


    Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis: A Yawning Darkness


    www.amalgamconsulting.com


    More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com