Friggin Fabulous Radio
Fabulous music and interviews with upcoming artists and bands from NYC/New Jersey and the World!!

Award winning NPR reporter, Carole Zimmer, sat down to interview Linda Danz, author of "A Birdhouse In Brooklyn" for Friggin Fabulous Radio. Carole and Linda discuss Linda's novel, which takes place in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, and is a story of the lives of disparate people brought together by circumstance.

They also talk about the book publishing industry, how to self publish, age discrimination, how to re-invent yourself and more!

http://abirdhouseinbrooklyn.blogspot.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Birdhouse-In-Brooklyn-Linda-Danz-ebook/dp/B00ODD5GD6

 

Direct download: Linda_Danz-Final-120914.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am EST

I sat down with Helene Stapinski, author of "Five Finger Discount, A Crooked Family History" at Word Booksellers, 123 Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City. I read "Five Finger Discount" a while back and wanted to read it again as soon as I was done.

It chronicles her experiences with her family growing up in a gritty Jersey City in the early 1970's as well as the political corruption over the years and lots of other history.

Helene is also raising money for a documentary version of the book. The Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still contribute here:

http://fivefingerdiscountfilm.com/

Direct download: Helene_Stapinski-FINAL-120814.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EST

ArtMGt helps consumers and businesses rent and purchase more than 700 original works of art. Founded by New York City artist, David Andrew Frey, the NYC-based company is reinventing the way we shop for art by bringing highly curated artworks straight to users’ computer 

I sat down with David Andrew Frey of ArtMGt for what turned in to a fascinating discussion about this innovative concept.

Direct download: David_Andrew_Frey-Final-120314.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Andrew Foys, vocalist and guitarist from the band, Tapebenders, and it turns out that we are both extemely "Audio Obsessed!"

"The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based 6 piece forges a distinct sound from a variety of sources, ranging from majestic progressive rock, classic and contemporary psychedelic, bluesy riff-rock, textured modern rock, concise pop, indie rock, metal, and shards of shoegaze and post-rock. Since the band embraces such a panoramic stylistic perspective, the group has garnered favorable comparisons to such diverse artists as The Replacements, The Dandy Warhols, The Stone Roses, Built to Spill, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Flaming Lips among others."

http://tapebenders.com/

Check out their new album, "Chasing Ghosts", and make sure to check out Cyber PR, who has many amazing bands in their stable:

http://cyberpr.com/

Direct download: Tapebenders-FINAL-102314.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Michael Lally Interview Part 2-10/9/14

Part 2 of the Michael Lally Interview.

I recently seat down with award winning poet, actor, musician and consummate wise ass, Michael Lally, and we chatted about his storied acting and writing career, screenplays, Hollywood, the internet, his album "Lost Angels" and a whole lot more!

You can check out his blog, "Lally's Alley" here:

http://lallysalley.blogspot.com/

*And you can purchase "Lost Angels" at CD Baby.

Direct download: Michael_Lally-Part2-Final-100914.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am EST

I had the pleasure of interviewing Summer Dawn Hortillosa about her new one woman show which opens  this Thursday, August 21st. Here's more info:

 

68 Productions and Jersey City Theater Center present “So What If I Loved You” (SWIILY, for short), a multimedia one-woman show written by and starring Summer Dawn Hortillosa. In the play, a young woman is haunted by memories of a lost lover. Unable to sleep, she remembers various incarnations of this man through two monologues, an original song and films by Alex Pergament and DeukYun Hwang.

The entire piece is this woman’s descent from tortured wakefulness into slumber and into a dream. It is about a love that is both good and bad, dead and alive. If you’ve ever loved someone you knew you shouldn’t, or missed someone so much that it kept you up night after night, this play is for you.

Original song, "Lions" by Wordsmith & Hammer and performed by Summer Dawn Hortilossa and Luke Koty.

 

The play makes its world premiere from August 21 to 24 this summer at Jersey City Theater Center‘s Merseles Studios, 339-345 Newark Ave., Jersey City. Shows are August 21-23 at 8 p.m., August 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

 

Purchase tickets here:

http://summerization.wordpress.com/so-what-if-i-loved-you/

Direct download: Summer_Dawn_Hortillosa-Final-082014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Michael Lally Interview-Part 1-8/17/14

I recently seat down with award winning poet, actor, musician and consummate wise ass, Michael Lally, and we chatted about his storied poetry and acting career, NYC, LA, his work on Law & Order, Jag, NYPD Blue, LA Law, Deadwood, his album "Lost Angels" and a whole lot more.

You can check out his blog, "Lally's Alley" here:

http://lallysalley.blogspot.com/

Part 2 coming soon!

Direct download: Michael_Lally-Part1-Final-081614.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

"A native of Washington D.C., Ben came to New York in 2011 and has been a regular at the Path Cafe ever since. For him, the song always comes first."

Ben is truly one of the most talented Singer/Songwriters to grace the Path Cafe stage and we hope he keeps coming back!

Direct download: Path_Cafe-Ben_Grayson_Final-080514.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EST

The Sensational Country Blues Wonders Interview-070714
This is not your father’s blues – it’s more like your grandfather’s…if your grandfather was a preacher in a Mississippi Baptist church.
 
"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a working band. Since their inception in late 2012 they've been plenty busy. In 2013 they played over 50 shows, a nice number considering that Gary Van Miert (acoustic guitar & vocals) and Malcolm Marsden (electric guitar) both have day jobs.
 
 
They have mass appeal and have thrilled both young and old at their many outdoor and club gigs.
 
 
Please like them on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sensational-Country-Blues-Wonders/404169299642111?sk=info
 
*The Wonders will be playing with Sea of Otters on August 15th, 2014 at Live at the Lumber Yard in Jersesy City!
 
Check out Friggin Fabulous Radio for more details!
http://www.frigginfabulousradio.com/
Direct download: Wonders-Final-070614.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Justin Layman Live From Path Cafe, NYC 6/29/14

Justin Layman is a Singer/Songwriter from Sarasota Florida. He plays guitar and performs a unique style of music combining Folk, Rock, and R&B. Justin has been performing since 2004 in original bands as well as cover bands all around the state of Florida. He has Recorded three albums ("Almost There," "02 03 Ten," & "You Shouldn't Look Like That") and has collaborated with Sara Nelms on songs like "My Own Way," and "When We Dance". Justin moved to Brooklyn, NY December of 2013. You can see where he is playing next on the "Justin Layman" App available FREE or at www.JustinLayman.com.

He played an amazing set at Path Cafe for the Friggin Fabulous Showcase which happens every Tuesday at 7pm:

http://www.frigginfabulousproductions.com/

 

 

Direct download: Justin_Layman-Final-062914.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EST