Sunday, January 26, 2014

"If you have not failed, you have never tried anything new."

Alan Bernstein joined me at 9:30am pst this morning to talk about his book The Art of Quitting!

If you missed Alan Bernstein on today's show, you can listen to our conversation here.

Find out more about Alan Bernstein

In Mastering the Art of Quitting the authors show us how to let go when we need to and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to over­analyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. In a culture which perceives quitting as a last resort, Alan Bernstein and Peg Streep show that it's an essential tool for a happy and successful life. They explore attitudes which apply to goals in many areas of life including love, relationships, and work.

ABOUT ALAN BERNSTEIN - from his website

I am a psychotherapist and career development authority in New York City and received my BA from the Univer­sity of Michigan followed by a year in Europe working in the Danish Post Office and hanging out at Jazz clubs in Paris. I then completed the course work for a PhD in English Literature at Rutgers University and was app­ointed its youngest faculty member.

I soon realized that this was not the career I wished to pursue and began the process of "fully conscious decision-making" exemplified in my writing. I went back to school, supported by a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow­ship, and received an MSW from Yeshiva University. That started my career consulting to private agencies and to New York's Metropolitan Hospital while maintaining faculty appointments at New York Medical College (Psych­iatric Residency Training) and the New York University Graduate School (Post-Masters and Doctoral Programs in Psychotherapy). I also began professional exploration of life transitions, accessing creative resources to energize bold moves.

I maintain affiliations with companies I admire. As an outdoor enthusiast I developed a program with Outward Bound, which encourages people to experience their personalities from a fresh perspective and to relate their insights to choosing their life's work. In addition, I partnered with The Princeton Review organization to explore with students how to access their deeper motivations for significant life choices during and after college.

I am a founding member of the Center for Group Studies, an internationally known institution for the training and development of group psychotherapy, as well as a dedi­cated member of the New York City community. I bene­fited from attending its public schools and belong to numerous civic institutions, including the New York Cycle Club and the New York Road Runners Club. I also serve on three not-for-profit Advisory Boards, which touch the lives of many disadvantaged New Yorkers: Creative Alternatives of New York, Publicolor and Camp Interactive.

I believe that the process of transition, though daunting, can be cultivated and become an adventure in itself.

Dermot Lambert, the leader singer and songwriter from cult Irish band "Blink" joins me Monday on Get the FUNK Out!

Disused Roads - Dermot Lambert

Disused Roads, is the new single from Dermot Lambert, the leader singer and songwriter from cult Irish band "Blink"

In 1994 Blink released their debut LP, A Map of the Universe, on EMI Records and followed up with The End Is High (1998) and Deep Inside the Sound of Sadness (2004). Their debut spawned 4 hit singles, Going to Nepal, Happy Day, It's Not My Fault and Cello which led to arena tours with the likes of Crowded House, Moby, The Ramones, Mercury Rev,Lloyd Cole and Oasis. Blink also found time in between to have a "minor altercation" with another band trying to use the same name. The other band became Blink 182.

Lambert's music has achieved multiple acclaim and plaudits including U.S. music magazine, Billboard, naming The End is High their ‘five star album of the month’ on its release and Deep Inside the Sound of Sadness was nominated as Best Irish Album of the Year at the 2005 Meteor Music Awards.

The plaudits have continued with Lambert's first solo outing "TINY" which was released in Ireland on Garage Records in 2013. In just a few months the record has been described as "a magnum opus", "masterful", "soulful" and "a classy solo debut". Read what people had to say about it here.

Disused Roads will be released on download on February 10th and was recorded in Dublin and produced in New York by Howie Beno who's currently involved with twiddling knobs on latest releases by Depeche Mode and Katy Perry.

Disused Roads will be available from February 10th on Garage Records. The EP will also contain some live songs from a recent radio session.

Listen / Stream to Disused Roads here (Please feel free to share)

For more info, visit

Monday, January 13, 2014

Recap of the Golden Globes Sunday January 12th, 2014 with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler!

Here's a recap of the BEST and WORST of the Golden Globes, as featured on, but they forgot to mention Amy Adams (LOVED her speech!) and Jennifer Lawrence! You can listen here!

Full recap is here!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special guest Anne Ganguzza joined me on Get the FUNK Out!

If you missed Anne on today's show, you can hear our conversation here!

A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations, e-learning and online learning tutorials, Telephone voice mail, IVR, and on hold greetings, commercials, infomercials, Live Theater Broadcasts, Audio Books, Government/Educational promotional videos and advertising, and audio college courses for the Blind and Dyslexic. She has many years experience in public speaking and corporate and educational training, and is an exceptionally clear and concise technical speaker - able to make your difficult scripts easy to understand!

Anne has had extensive training in Voice Acting, and is currently working with noted coach Nancy Wolfson from Braintracks audio. She has also trained with Tim Keenan from Creative Media Recording and Syvia Aimerito from AudioGirl Productions, as well as training with Bud and Bunny Barth at Del Mar Media Arts. Her completed coursework includes training and coaching for radio commercials, radio theater, narration, and animation/character voices, as well as audio books, dialects, industrial work, demo production, and marketing. She is also skilled with teleprompter and ear prompter equipment.

Her undeniable passion for voiceover and sharing her knowledge with others led her to a full time career in voiceovers and inspired her to form the local meetup group for voice over artists affectionately known as the VO Peeps. Her founding mission is not only to network with other voice over artists and industry professionals, but, also to provide continuing education initiatives focused on growing member’s voice over skills and their voice-over business. Each meet-up features educational segments with leading industry professionals covering a wide variety of topics relevant to helping members succeed in the business. In January 2012, Anne created the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund - a fund dedicated to both need and merit based scholarships to qualified members of the voiceover community. Since its inception, the fund awarded over $12,000 in monies and scholarships.

Anne currently teaches workshops and voice over classes in Orange County, CA, with David H. Lawrence XVII and

Anne is a current member of the Media Communications Association-international (MCA-I), as well as Board Member at Large of the LA/Orange County chapter of Media Communications Association-international. She is also a current member of the World Voices Organization as well as an accredited member of the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists. She served as President of the Board of Directors for the Media Alliance of Orange County from 2011-2013.

As a voiceover talent she offers a wide range of services, ranging from voicemail and IVR/on-hold recordings to corporate narration and e-learning, commercial promos, and audio books. She’s great to work with, and takes direction well. Make Anne your business voice today!

Visit Anne’s other websites at:

Anne is represented by DeSanti Talent Agency
Anne is represented by The Rock Agency
San Diego/Orange County Representation by Artist Management Agency

Coming up 7/10 at 9:00am PT - Jacqueline Gay Walley calls in to talk about her new book The WAW

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