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Thursday, December 18, 2014

British singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon joins me Monday at 9:30am pst!

About Rebecca Pidgeon

Originally the lead singer for the British folk rock/pop band Ruby Blue, Rebecca Pidgeon, known for her dark lyrics and bright vocals, has been touted by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of those rare singers who convey emotion purely…”

English folk rock/pop band Ruby Blue was active in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, and placed its early recordings on the U.K. indie album and singles charts. Pidgeon left the group in 1990, to further a solo career and pursue an acting career that began with her starring in the play Speed-the-Plow at London’s National Theatre. She has been featured in several major motion pictures and has released six albums including her most recent album Bad Poetry (October 2014) Grammy nominated Slingshot (2012) and Blues Dress On (2013), to great reviews; “.. sounds like a joyous party firework that can both light up the evening or blow torch your face” says Associated Press while All Music calls her “…a songwriter who is in a class of her own.”

Pidgeon has toured across the US in support of her music, including joining Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp at FarmAid in 2013 and headlining the Wine, Women & Song Concert Series in 2012. In the past year, Rebecca has toured with noted artists Marc Cohn and Keb Mo and shared the stage with Aimee Mann, Madeleine Peyroux, Stephen Kellogg, Rusted Root and Jeffrey Gaines, to name a few.

She continues to juggle her musical and extremely successful acting careers. She has been featured in several films including “Red,” alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, the 2013 Emmy nominated HBO biopic Phil Spector alongside Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and most recently in the film “Two Bit Waltz”.

For more information: Tracey Miller, TMA, 609-383-2323, ext.11

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Director/Producer/Actress/Comic/Writer Andie Bolt joined me Monday at 9:30am pst to talk about her first feature film WoW MoM!

Did you miss today's show with Andie Bolt? 
Listen to our conversation here!

Andie Bolt - Actress/ writer/ director/ comic/ side seat gamer. (Queen of the "slash".) Andie has her own production company named after her father, Red Bolt. She has been performing writing and performing stand up comedy since she was 14, performs currently at UCB, IO West, and various comedy clubs around Los Angeles.
Credits include: Parks and Recs, Nerdist's Dork Fork & DIYDammit!, Fuel TV's The Daily Habit, National Lampoon's Lemmings, Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz and Dipdive comedy a digital vertical. Andie executive produced the very successful multi-nominated series MyMusic for the Fine Brothers and has been tapped by Univision to write a new series for their digital vertical, Flama. Andie has executive produced and developed 8 shows for Seventeen Magazine's digital vertical helping oversee the launch earlier this year. Oishi High School Battle Season 2 for Ally and 16 Bit High School for SMOSH which was screened at SXSW. 

In January a series Andie wrote produced and stars in will be released via Geek Nation titled Red Baroness: Warrior Single Lady. Inspired by her love of the Red Sonja comics.

WoW MoM will be Andie's first feature film.

Andie would also like to add that she is a proud feminist, seeks out and writes strong female characters while creating and providing jobs for women both in front and behind the camera. 

A Note From the Director, Andie Bolt

Two years ago on the Nerdist Podcast, Chris Hardwick asked what I talk about in my stand up. At that time my Mom was using World of Warcraft to cope with her cancer and I was telling jokes on stage as a way to deal. Chris Hardwick, to my delight and gratitude, came up with a brilliant plan: “We have to send your Mom to BlizzCon!” My mom heard the Nerdist podcast and was bursting with excitement.

At the time, Mom was about to start a new clinical trial and this felt like a sign: I needed to stay with her and be part of this journey. After Mom got some rest, I told her the rest of the great news: “We’re going to BlizzCon and I’m going to film it! We are going to tell the world about your cancer so that maybe other people won’t go undiagnosed like you.” Her face lit up up as she realized by sharing her story of her battle with NET/Carcinoid Cancer, others may not have to suffer with a delayed diagnosis.

As I started telling this story, it was obvious that this project had much more to say than could fit into a web series. We needed a full-length film to tell these stories and accurately describe all the fantastic people I’ve met on this journey. Making a project you really, truly care about causes people to come out of the woodwork; beautiful, kind humans who want to impact others in a positive way. We weren’t just playing Warcraft, we were making a documentary, but it felt like I had my own guild. Everyone had their roles and we were raiding through on the tiniest of budgets. This crew was giving everything and even at complete exhaustion, giving more. We shot 17 hours worth of footage at Blizzcon on two cameras alone with the entire crew crammed into one hotel room. Not one person complained. When I tried to pay my sound operator he said, “Donate it to your Mom’s hospital.” Needless to say, I’ve cried a lot making this. Lots of happy tears! No one has ever cared this much about something I was making. This isn’t just my movie, it belongs to all of the beautiful people in front and behind the camera.

Director, Producer, Daughter

Andie Bolt

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Tribute to LINDA RONSTADT - FREE AT THE SATELLITE! Tues. Dec 16th, 8pm

A Tribute to LINDA RONSTADT - 

FREE AT THE SATELLITE! Tues. Dec 16th, 8pm

Parkinson's disease may have taken her voice from us--- but not her legacy.
Come sing - come dance - come hang  - come honor an icon of rock n' roll as we sing Linda's Greatest Hits Vol 1 in it's entirety.

The musicians will be performing her Greatest Hits Vol 1 in it's entirety - her highest-selling album, released 38 years ago this month. The concert is honoring and paying tribute to Linda and all that she has contributed to rock music. They are also hoping to raise a little money for Parkinson's disease research.

You may read all about it here--

Here is the link to the nice little blurb in the LA Weekly
According to producer Tatiana Z, "I can't believe the community of vocalists and players who without a moment's hesitation donated their time and talent to this wonderful night - for a wonderful cause close to our hearts… I can't even tag them all….seriously, FB wouldn't let me. Vocalists are on the poster, the band is stellar and special guest appearances will be all night!"


ATTEND:  Dec 16th, 9pm FREE at The Satellite

Our wonderful Community:
100.3 The Sound LA has graciously stepped in to help spread the word on their station, and post on their website…