BMS S02E19 STEVEN WILSON The Record Maker

swbmsThe founder of Porcupine Tree comes to us from London for an in depth, 75 minute talk about Progressive Rock, the joy of melancholy, comparisons to Pink Floyd, genres, making records, emotions, technology, Guthrie Govan’s insane talent, the preservation of sound quality and the splendor of albums. The focus is on his 2015 masterpiece Hand. Cannot. Erase. We listen to two of the beautiful tracks. Local listeners won’t want to miss his November 20 tour stop in Ft. Lauderdale.
Learn even more at StevenWilsonHQ.com

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BMS S02E18 MITCH RYDER I’m From Detroit

mitch ryder interviewAfter a brief recap of the Button South Reunion I rewind my interview with the great Mitch Ryder. Mitch thoroughly “gets” the Rock and R&B industries and has lived and thrived through all of the great eras! We dabble a bit in the drama of the business as  well as the magic in the studio. In an added segment at the end we get an update on what Mitch has been up to since this chat including some upcoming show dates!

TOUR DATES ON MR’S WEBSITE

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BMS S02E17 STEVE LUKATHER The Debunker

steve_lukather_blue-_shirt_028Luke, Toto’s singer and songwriter gets into detail about studio sessions, Jeff Porcaro’s unmatched groove and meter, today’s music scene,  the accuracy of Wikipedia and way more! Three music tracks highlight this one hour episode, two of them from his 2011 solo effort. He’s quite humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists and brings a great deal of his witty sarcasm, humor and music insight to the conversation.
Steve’s Website
photo by Larry DiMarzio

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BMS S02E16 CHRIS PRICE A Forced Creativity

Price300By deciding to make an entire album using only an iPhone to record it, Chris Price forced himself to be creative. Using authentic instruments in resonant locations and clever mic placement, the resulting collection, Homesick has an organic yet polished feel, both in its sound and message. It’s a set of heartfelt songs with twists and turns. The conversation gets specific about the idea, the process, influences and the business. And, we take a close listen to three of Homesick’s gems. thisischrisprice.com
photo by Kyle Safieh

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BMS S02E15 DENNIS DeYOUNG Good Living

10399481_1176848974309_3109663_nDennis DeYoung, the iconic Classic Rock voice opens up about his days with Styx and addresses some of the rumors that got out about the split up 17 years ago. In between the laughs, we get into technology, Progressive Rock, writing hits, traveling, caring for the vocal chords and we take a close listen to a couple of his solo tracks. This is a timeless encore of one of our greatest moments from 2010. Talent.
Insight. Knowledge. Grace. Dry sarcasm. He brings all of it. 
We close with an updated segment on Dennis, who’s still going strong!

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BMS S02E13 MADMAN MIKE Last Call At Button South

MadmanButton2In a Rock n Roll Radio Reunion of sorts, a fellow 97 GTR Rock n Roll Animal co-hosts a preview of the upcoming Button South Class Reunion in September in Ft. Lauderdale. We chat by phone with Tommy Vincent from Heartless and Markus Allen from Race, two of the ten bands reuniting this year. We share all of the details on the two-night event, plus some music clips and a ton of memories of an unforgettable South Florida music era. Gettin’ the bands back together for a special Music Friday episode. (mildly explicit content)

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BMS S02E12 SHEP HYKEN Smilin’ and Dialin’

Shep-Hyken-Headshot-Tie-LRShep Hyken says all the things we’ve been saying about the state of Customer Service.  But he says it to a big audience. He spreads his “do the right thing” ideal with high profile consultation, bestselling books, keynote speeches and corporate training. We discuss the impact that social media has in our efforts to hold companies and services accountable. Shep talks about his music experiences and we tie that in with a quick listen to the classic “United Breaks Guitars” by Dave Carroll.
Thanks for listening and have a great day!

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BMS S02E09 ROBERT M KNIGHT Knight Visions

Rogue_KnightMusic and Photography come together in a special fashion in the documentary Rock Prophecies. Our guest, RMN is the focal point of the movie, as he recalls stories of his connections to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and countless others. In this candid conversation he goes into even more detail about his skills at gaining access and the resulting lifelong friendships he’s made.       RobertMKnight.net

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BMS S02E05 TOMMY BRAGA Blue Sunday

FB_IMG_1468616609247This Law Enforcement veteran joins me for one of the most important and topical episodes this show has published. While we were recording this, another tragedy was taking place in Louisiana. Officer Braga spent 30 years in many roles from Detective to Crisis Intervention to Patrol Officer and Security detail. His somber tone for the current culture we are in is apparent and we cover everything from guns to traffic stops, social media’s influence and more. And, we take a surprising musical turn near the end!
Thank you for your service, Officer.

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BMS S02E04 KEITH MEDLEY Scratchin’ Itches

KeithMHarpGuitarA surname that says music. An artist with beautiful music in his mind and the skills to construct an instrument that could play it. A project put on hold for about 20 years while life got in the way. Reattaching to that project and seeing it through to completion. All of these elements come together in two distinct masterpieces, Keith Medley’s spectacular harp guitar and “Ancestors”, the gem he recorded with it. One of the finest moments of our show from one of our finest guests! Keith Medley Music Website

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