Leslie Gold On The Art of Persuasion In Public, OnLine, and in Print

Public Speaker Leslie Gold shares success secrets about persuasive speaking in the mass media with two podcasts now. Leslie also appears on the cover of Pat Altvater’s SOAR TO SUCCESS magazine and in her podcast. A good go-to-link for both is https://soartosuccess.eliteexpertsnetwork.com/.

Also, listen to Jessica Lorimer’s SMART LEADERS SELL’s podcast. The episode “SLS231 Six Figure Success Series with Leslie Gold” at at http://bit.ly/SmartLeadersSellPodcast. 

“It’s my mission to demystify the concept of persuasive speaking,” says Leslie.   

A Harvard Business School graduate, Leslie's story is that of a successful female entrepreneur in male dominated industries (construction, radio, TV, real estate...)  Known as "The Radiochick," Leslie built an army of over 1 million rabid followers in her decade-plus on the air in New York City.  Upon being fired from her on-air position, her devoted listeners mobilized, sending 10,000 letters to her employer, CBS Radio, demanding that she be re-hired...which she was.  In her prior life, as a 26-year old CEO of a 165-employee window manufacturing company, she defeated a union organizing effort with a story and negotiated terms from her suppliers unprecedented in her industry.  Now she is giving back by sharing her secrets--most notably as a public speaker. 

Podcast host Jessica Lorimer’s mission is “Wealthy Women will change the world.”  Leading a movement for female business owners, who are ready to make a huge impact, her goal is to teach them to ethically generate huge income for their bank accounts.  Her brand, “Smart Leaders Sell” is a book and a business.  Formed in 2014, it rocketed to a multi-six figure coaching and consultancy business in less than 3 years. Ms. Lorimer teaches her simple “three step sales system” to entrepreneurs who want to learn to sell as individuals with integrity and helps them rapidly skyrocket their sales success and profit margins.



Dean Friedman East Coast Tour October-November

Recording-artist, Dean Friedman, embarks on a 14 city east-coast tour of the US, kicking off Sat. Oct. 5th at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, Long Island, NY (co-bill w/John Batdorf), as well as providing support for the Steven Page Trio (founding member of Barenaked Ladies) as "special guest' on a dozen dates of the east-coast leg of Steven Pages’ US tour. 

            American recording artist, Dean Friedman, best known to US audiences for his chart hit, "Ariel" and the Barenaked Ladies’ cover of "McDonald’s Girl"; and to UK & Ireland audiences for those songs and other classic hits, "Lucky Stars," "Lydia." "Woman of Mine," will be playing 14 dates in October/November. The tour includes a headline concert at Randy’s ManCave in Bordentown, NJ, Oct. 25th , a co-bill with John Batdorf at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY, Oct 5th, and a dozen dates as "special guest" on the east-coast leg of  Barenaked Ladies’ co-founder, Steven Page’s, US tour.  

            Friedman’s connection to Steven Page and Barenaked Ladies dates back to the early 1990’s when Barenaked Ladies recorded a cover of Friedman’s song, "McDonald’s Girl." which garnered significant radio airplay on CFNY in Toronto, becoming one of Barenaked Ladies’ first radio hits. Later in the 1990’s Steven Page sang background vocals on Friedman’s critically acclaimed album, "Songs for Grownups."

            Dean Friedman will be performing the following dates solo (*), as a co-bill w/ John Batdorf (+) and as ‘special guest’ opener (#) with the Steven Page Trio on the following dates:
·         October 5       Roslyn, NY  My Father’s Place +
·         October 7       Atlanta, GA  City Winery #
·         October 9       Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall  #
·         October 10     Fort Lauderdale, FL  Amaturo Theatre @ Broward Center  #
·         October 11     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL   Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  #
·         October 12     Charlotte, NC   Blumenthal Performing Arts Center  #
·         October 14     Annapolis, MD   Ramshead On Stage  #
·         October 15     Kent, OH   The Kent Stage  #
·         October 25     Bordentown, NJ  Randy’s ManCave *
·         November 1   Niagara Falls, NY   Rapids Theatre  #
·         November 2   Tabor, NJ   At The Tabernacle  #
·         November 3   Washington, DC  City Winery  #
·         November 5   Philadelphia, PA   City Winery  #
·         November 6   Bethlehem, PA   Musikfest CafĂ©  #

DeanFriedman’s full tour itinerary, including the Steven Page Trio dates, as well as Friedman’s solo dates, can be found at www.DeanFriedman.com.

Steven Page Trio’s full US tour itinerary, as well as TICKET ORDER links, can be found at www.StevenPage.com. 

Pioneering British Blues-Rock Band, The Yardbirds, October 2019

October 10 in Rockville, MD and October 13 in Riverhead, NY
The Yardbirds, the band that spearheaded the British Blues Boom of the 1960s, the band that brought the world Eric Clapton in 1963, Jeff Beck in 1965 and Jimmy Page in 1966 (who played in the band with Beck for four months), the band that continues to inspire artists worldwide, will perform two dates in October starting October 10 in Rockville, MD.

The current  lineup includes critically-acclaimed original drummer/composer Jim McCarty, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist John Idan, whose tenure with the band began in 1992, bassist Kenny Aaronson, who’s lent his considerable talents to Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Hall and Oates over the years, lead guitarist Godfrey Townsend, an amazing player who has performed with numerous rock luminaries including John Entwistle and Jack Bruce and Myke Scavone, ( who is also lead singer in The Doughboys) on harp, percussion and backing vocals.

Known as much for their strict allegiance to the blues as for their international chart-topping hit “For Your Love,” The Yardbirds have never lost their drive and jet-propelled beat, due mainly to Mr. McCarty. Their “Train Kept A’ Rollin’” inspired Aerosmith to tackle the same song. Their early forays into heavy rock inspired Page to form his own band, originally named The New Yardbirds, but ultimately named Led Zeppelin.

The Yardbirds, electrifying, eclectic and way ahead of their time, melded heavy rock, wild jams, the blues, and an improvisatory feel, and continue to influence generations of bands and artists. Go to a Yardbirds show and you'll find crowds filled with 20-somethings to baby boomers all thrilling to this band's legendary power.  Watching The Yardbirds in action is experiencing rock’n’roll history.

In addition, Jim McCarty will be the special guest of Renaissance’s 50th Anniversary performance at the Keswick in Glenside, PA, on the 12th of October. McCarty co-founded the group, and—initially—hired Annie Haslam as the group evolved into an all new lineup.

The Yardbirds 2019 Tour Schedule:
October 10 – Robert E. Parilla PAC – Rockville, MD http://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/reppac/yardbirds/
October 13 – Suffolk Theater – Riverhead, NY http://www.suffolktheater.com/event/066ee961676dd8f912704bd1b0047e78


Fall Songs from Soul Moves Music

Meet Josh Lewis, who fronts Anita Squeeze. They've got great hard rock sound with influences of the Black Crowes and Rolling Stones.  Josh's yearning tenor reminds me of Axl Rose.  I heard ZZ Top-style guitars on his song THROW ME A LINE.  It's about the loss of a father, and how his "ocean of tears lead me to dry land... Throw me a line." 

Phoebe Legere is touring, writing songs, and teaching children at her Foundation for New American Art. Earlier this year her children's chorus performed songs created in New York City's Lower East Side from the days that Native Americans ruled Manhattan till now, with a rewrite of a Ramones' hit!
This versatile songwriter's LOCAL WINE has delicious double-entendres like “wrap myself around you like a grapevine,” This is the New York version of the song.  We'd love to personalize it for you.

Rebecca and "Kathy Mattea" rhyme!
 Rebecca Loebe loved her debut on Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV.  In addition to Rebecca, featured performers were Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, and Kacy & Clayton.  This broadcast was hosted by Kathy Mattea.

Rebecca's comforting song, GHOSTS has a great lyric, "Give up the ghosts, at least the ones you love the most--they'll never hold you as close." Her friends and mine, Darin and Denby at Blue Corn Music are administering the songs on her latest album, also called GHOSTS! 832-649-7147, denby@bluecornmusic.com, daria@bluecornmusic.com   

Dean Friedman and John Batdorf perform at the legendary MY FATHER'S PLACE on Oct. 5.  He is the "special guest" for the Steven Page Trio on select dates in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey.  Steven was in Barenaked Ladies, who covered Dean's "McDonald's Girl," a teen idol song from the point of view of a 15-year old baseball player to an "angel in polyester" working at McDonalds. The song was also used in a McDonalds' commercial.   

One of my instrumentalists, Joe Olnick has a new fusion album, IGUANA is available for syncs.  "Don's Theme" features his electric guitar in a thoughtful vibe similar to Pink Floyd, Alex Skolnick, Kyuss.

Listen to Rob Bonfiglio's WARM LOVING CHRISTMAS.  He's one of Brian Wilson and Carnie Wilson’s long time musical partners.  Wilson Phillips also recorded this song with all the imagery of mistletoe and writing our names in the snow!  

We just got word that my partner Karen Besbeck has a song, HIGH LOVE will be in Netflix's "Sweet Magnolias" in 2020!  Yay!  It's like Kelly Clarkson updating Dottie West's "Country Sunshine."

BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius is knocking it out of the ballpark.  It's an aggressive rock song about deception OR transparency and lack of.  Uses “Wizard of Oz” keywords, especially “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.” Joe and his band Jason Gianni-drums (The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Neil Morse Band), Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar (Thrilldriver), and Paul Ranieri-bass (Mark Wood, Circuline, Rock This Town) have been streamed 3 million plus times on social media.

ProgStock is happening in Rahway, NJ on Columbus Weekend, along with Jane Getter, Robert Berry, Nektar, Rachel Flowers, and Saga.  Saga's leadsinger Michael Sadler was blown away by electric violinist Joe Deninzon at late night showcase at ProgStock last year. said, "I never heard someone approach the instrument that way. Reinventing the way you look at the violin. It’s taking a traditional instrument, and doing your way."

Joe Deninzon and I co-wrote "The Greatest Lives" about what Muhammad Ali would want us to know.  It's going to be on an album by South Africa's Thembeka Mnguni.  Look for a US release on sports radio Jan. 17, 2020.  Thembeka is a superheroine version of Etta James and Cissy Houston combined.  

FAIR WEATHER by Gary Lucas & Jann Klose is a fingerpicking guitar blueser about dealing with psychopathic "friends." Gary has a number of film score performances including “Dracula Vs. Frankenstein” at the Chutzpah! Festival, in Vancouver on Oct. 30  and the 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula” in Mexico on Nov. 2 and 3.  More dates at GaryLucas.com. Jann's vocals was described recently by No Depression as a "Folk version of Sam Cooke!" He opens for the Yardbirds on October 10 in Rockville, MD, has a song in the upcoming movie, MARRIED YOUNG, and sings Gandhi's words in the soundtrack of ONE LITTLE FINGER. Email me for ONE LITTLE FINGER. Visit http://www.theyardbirds.com/tour.html.

NEVER TAKE LOVE FOR GRANTED by the warm folk singer Dan Berggren is one of my favorite Christmas songs with the hook, “You’ll never take love for granted if you always give love in return.”  


"Iguana," the new album by Joe Olnick


Avant fusionist available for all media
Joe Olnick’s new avant-fusion album, IGUANA is out, and available on every major streaming/download platform online in the world: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon, Google, CD Baby. Look for the album on Bandcamp, plus CDs through CDBaby. Here's the SmartUrl: http://smarturl.it/4a8362   
The media is giving a thumbs up to IGUANA, which is Joe’s 7th album.  

Jeff Collins, host of Hard Rock Hell’s radio show, The Rock Jukebox” calls IGUANA “one of the best of the year!  a magnificent album!” KOCF Eugene, Oregon’s Andy Goldfinger says Joe’s album has “that feel of cool. It crosses the boundaries of genre and lets the listener just feel the music." Vents Magazine’s Steve Kinrade offers an eclectic comparison in his review of the album, mentioning its range from musical styles from Yes, Ian Dury, James Brown to an obscure British singer-songwriter named Peter Greenwood. He writes that the album is “worth a thorough investigation.”

Olnick, and bandmates—bassist Jamie Aston and drummer Stew Bradley are performing live, "Our live shows have become a really cool multimedia experience, with custom videos being projected during most of the show. And our concerts have always expanded on themes from the recordings, using exciting improvisational techniques that come from playing for many years. Every concert is unique, and a lot of fun.”   

Along with the album release, the group's second track is “Don’s Theme,” an introspective instrumental based on the Iguana (from the album cover) walking into the room in a slow and thoughtful way.  

Designed by artist Ron Good (of the horror series, God-Awful Comics), the album art tells the story of a misunderstood iguana named Don, who struggles to find his own hot rock to rest on. Joe says there are parallels of the animal’s life and his career, as it’s a struggle to find support for creating original, instrumental music!     

Joe calls his music “avant-jam” and fusion like Medeski, Martin & Wood and New Mastersounds. In addition to guitar, Joe plays sax and bass, plus works as a recording engineer. In 2012, he released his first CD, and continued self-producing with albums from ambient to jazz/rock genres.  


FYC "Mothers Space"

Best Metal Performance AND Best Rock Song

Carmine Appice
Featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

(Song written by Carmine, Kelly Keeling, Tony Franklin)
Appears on Carmine's GUITAR ZEUS

"such a cool groove, even with all the powerhouse jamming" says Music Street Journal

"a huge bottom end will give your woofers a workout, and Thal's guitar work is just so impressive" writes Sea of Tranquility

By Kelly Keeling, Carmine Appice, Tony Franklin

We’re dodging all the raking 
Of thunder and lightning,
Designing in our path by our
Winters so cold

Everyone it seems should be
Given sign language
Some form of code
Not getting through
Waiting on you. 

We know you’re listening to Mother’s Space.
How much longer?
Longer in this zone and being in this rat race
What on earth are we preparing for
Running our space
Too little too late

Thanks for all the rescue
And saving our lives
Poisoning we’ve done to
The ground and skies   


Something’s gonna break
I believe that it timely
Mother earth
How can we go on
Blue we’re counting on you
We’re not getting through 
Depending on you

Don’t look away
Mothers space
Mothers space Answer Mothers Space 
Are we too late  Answer Are we too late

Copyright 2018 by Carmine Appice, Tony Franklin, Kelly Keeling, All Rights Reserved