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Give Me A Break Radio Hour with Bobby Pizazz
77 minutes | Sep 24, 2017
Episode 3 ~ Movies - Gaming - Money Plus more ~ Wake Up America Special Episode with Producer-Film Maker Francois Larosa
We visit the mind of Film-Maker Francois LaRosa and Gaming Mind & Virtual Reality Mind of Leesa Grills, Joined by my Co-Host UN Ambassador Robert W Lowder, ~ we just talk "shop" about everything. Francois Laros Francois Larosa formed Starfield Productions in 2008 in Austin Texas. His first Commercial was picked up by Skillpoint Alliance. Started shooting/writing for local Austin Business Commercials developing Podcast Projects for their Websites. In March 2011, his collaboration Film "Brotherhood" was shown during SXSW 2011.Then,developed the Sci-Fi TV Pilot Series-6 Episodes called,"El Otro Lado"-(The Other Side)via the TV Cable Network for CBS /Telemuendo, Writing,Directing,Producing(Facebook/El Otro Lado). Started in December 2012 to May 2013(First Season completed-2nd Season starts this 2016-(3 Episodes Completed). Afterwards, proceeded writing his featured film," The Reincarnation Of Jesse Belle" filmed in 5 cities in Texas. In 2015, was sold all rights, and has been on HBO in Portugal/Brazil-(May 2015 & 2016 Australia). Distributed to International Markets via Stream & VOD. The next film, a TV Pilot Novella, for Spanish TV,(The Success For The Four)-El Exito Para Las Cuatro", completed and shown January 2014 via- CBS/Telemuendo and Azteca Cable TV. The New Documentary Film,"I ,Me, American", is in re-development for 2017. Attended the University Of Houston/Victoria College Theater. Studied Acting doing the Classics(Gilbert & Sullivan Productions). Has acted in Several Studio Films such as the first,"Machete"film as Robert DeNiro's Emergency Room Doctor-(featured extra).The English Director from London, Simon Rumley's"Red, White & Blue"-Shown on Cable TV/The IFC Channel. Featured Role in the Film.. Casted in Micheal Winterbottom's "A Mighty Heart" where Francois screamed in French at Angelina Jolie. He has had the opportunity to discuss Filmmaking Techniques & Writing with very well-know Directors in the Industry such as,Terrence Malik(Tree Of Life, A Thin Red Line), Richard Linklater-(School Of Rock, Bernie),as well as others. See IMDB.com. Current Documentary "Swim For The Reef" was Accredited and Accepted to The Prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2016 in France. Leesa Grills Entertainment Consultant ; Gaming, Music and Film industry ; IMDB Leesa Grills Leesa Grills[/caption] Also Joining us as Co-Host is the Honorable RW Bobby Lowder UN Ambasador ] RW Lowder All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy. Give Me A Break Radio; Bobby Pizazz; Wake Up America are subsidiaries of Open Door Production ( This PayPal link may indicate open door production ) Donate to GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Share the Love! Open Door Productions’ Cyber Studio For Songwriters … to help you and all others who love songwriting.
62 minutes | Jul 16, 2017
Anonymous ~ Wake Up America ~ Episode 2
Anonymous Our special guest this week. We are going to talk about several areas which are pertinent to our children of today. He is a long time underworld figure who was directly involved with the manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs. Tune in to hear his life story. How he turned his life around and what he has been doing to help with America drug problem. All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy. Give Me A Break Radio; Bobby Pizazz; Wake Up America are subsidiaries of Open Door Production ( This PayPal link will indicate open door production ) Donate to GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Open Door Productions’ Cyber Studio For Songwriters … to help you and all others who love songwriting. "Thank You David Katz, Superior Vocal Health and God, Saved my throat!" Bobby Pizazz Shop Superior Vocal Health Thank You Lee Oskar for providing me with quality harmonicas, I greatly appreciate it. We just now relaunched the show this month. Bobby Pizazz Thank You so much Roguie Ray LaMontagne for making a custom set of Rainbow Colored Harmonicas. Bobby Pizazz
93 minutes | Jul 8, 2017
Vignettes ~ Erin Dickins ~ Episode 1 ~ The Return of Give Me A Break ~ Host Bobby Pizazz
As an award winning jazz vocalist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, Erin Dickins has enjoyed career singers dream about. After five years singing ensemble music with The Manhattan Transfer, she emerged as one of the top studio singers in New York. Dickins toured and recorded with many notable artists including Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Jaco Pastorius and Ashford & Simpson, to name but a few. Erin Dickins Dickins recently completed work on a new album, Vignettes, slated for release in 2017. This first self-produced project is a compilation of one-on-one collaborations with an array of world-class musicians; many who have been close friends for many years. Eclectic and personal, Vignettes is a true representation of Dickins creativity. It captures her love of many musical genres and shows the true range of her vocal artistry. Among her collaborators are David Friedman (vibes), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan guitar), John Lissauer (Leonard Cohen Producer), Rob Mounsey (piano), A.J. Croce (Jim’s son - piano) and many others. As passionate about cooking as she is about music, in November 2014 Erin Dickins released a new cookbook with an accompanying CD, Sizzle & Swing - Jazzin’ Up Food by ComteQ Publishing with Dot Time Records. In concert with the book/CD release, Dickins launched a new line of herbal seasonings that shares the moniker, Sizzle & Swing. Ms. Dickins was awarded the prestigious Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and was also the recipient of the “Best Jazz Vocalist” honor awarded by CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio in Los Angeles. She is currently booking for 2017-18 internationally. * Erin Dickins: Vignettes review – 10 stunning duets Dave Gelly Sunday 9 April 2017 03.00 EDT Ten tracks, 10 duets, each with a different partner – not showbiz names, just startlingly good musicians. And Erin Dickins, New York session superwoman and founder member of the Manhattan Transfer, knows the difference. Some, such as drummer, vocalist, harmonica player Paul Jost are multi-instrumentalists; others,such as bassist Bruce Hamada and vibist David Friedman, are straightforward virtuosi. With a mixture of technical brilliance and stylistic instinct, Dickins builds a fascinating series of vignettes, ranging from quick-cutting, multilayered effects to simple voice and piano. The material is as varied as the treatment, including pieces by Nat King Cole, Bob Dylan, Annie Ross and Frankie Laine, among others. And not a cliche or slack moment anywhere. All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy. Give Me A Break Radio; Bobby Pizazz; Wake Up America are subsidiaries of Open Door Production ( This PayPal link will indicate open door production ) Donate to GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Open Door Productions’ Cyber Studio For Songwriters … to help you and all others who love songwriting. "Thank You David Katz, Superior Vocal Health and God, Saved my throat!" Bobby Pizazz Shop Superior Vocal Health[/caption] Thank You Lee Oskar for providing me with quality harmonicas, I greatly appreciate it. We just now relaunched the show this month. Bobby Pizazz Thank You so much Roguie Ray LaMontagne for making a custom set of Rainbow Colored Harmonicas. Bobby Pizazz SHARE THE LOVE
131 minutes | Feb 12, 2017
Episode 7 ~ Give Me A Break ~ March 6, 2013 Dick Wagner
March 6, 2013 Dick Wagner’s songs and lead guitar have been featured on more than 200 renowned albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records, BMI songwriter awards, Emmys, and numerous prestigious international awards. The Detroit area native helped define an era in rock history by playing lead guitar or writing songs for Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Kiss, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Meat Loaf, Steve Perry, Etta James, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Air Supply, Hall & Oates, Ringo Starr, Guns & Roses, Tori Amos, Frank Sinatra, and dozens of others. Legendary for his groundbreaking collaborations with Alice Cooper, Wagner was musical director, lead guitarist and co-writer of the icon’s biggest hits, including Only Women Bleed, You and Me, and Welcome To My Nightmare. Wagner was Cooper’s right hand man on such groundbreaking albums as, Welcome to My Nightmare, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell, Lace and Whiskey, From the Inside, and DaDa. Together, Cooper and Wagner co-wrote the majority of Alice Cooper’s top selling singles and albums, including more than 50 songs featured on 57 Alice Cooper albums released worldwide. As a teenage musician living an hour north of Detroit Michigan, Dick Wagner enjoyed his first taste of “big time show biz,” when he was asked to play guitar as backup for some of his musical heroes, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Little Richard. Great balls of fire! The Michigan public first took notice of Wagner’s talent in 1964, when he formed the band The Bossmen, whose songs likeBaby Boy were #1 radio favorites in Michigan. Soon Wagner was writing and producing for other Michigan bands. In the late 1960s, as Wagner’s work became more complex and featured a harder edge, he formed the wildly popular band, The Frost, recording three Billboard charted albums and drawing enthusiastic crowds to hear songs likeMystery Man and Rock N’ Roll Music. Wagner moved to New York to form Ursa Major, a seminal rock band and power trio that recorded one, self-titled, defining album for RCA. The raw musical power and artistry of Ursa Major inspired a generation of rock musicians and remains an influential album for today’s musicians. Little known factoid: the original Ursa Major lineup included Wagner on guitar and Billy Joel on keyboards, but dramas in Billy’s personal life intervened and he left the band. Wagner’s guitar virtuosity captured the attention of Lou Reed, and he was invited to play on Lou’s European Berlin tour in 1973. Wagner assembled a powerhouse band including Steve Hunter and Wagner on dueling lead guitars, Prakash John on bass, Pentti Glan on drums and Ray Colcord on keyboards. The live album, Rock N’ Roll Animal, recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, remains one of the most celebrated and influential guitar albums in rock history. Lauded by Rolling Stone, Billboard, and the international press, Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal was described by renowned music critic, Robert Christgau: “This is a live album with a reason for living.” Writer Joe Viglione, in his book, A Study of Lou Reed’s Berlin and Rock N’ Roll Animal Albums, describes the guitar stylings of Hunter and Wagner: “Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner were as potent a duo as Keith Richards and Mick Taylor, and the four make-up the “Golden Era” of both The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, that period when the recordings were beyond magical…. Lou’s 9/1/73 show still rates as numero uno in my book, for presentation, drama, craftsmanship and sheer rock and roll energy.” In September 2010, nearly 40 years after the release of Rock N’ Roll Animal, Gibson.com honored Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter among the Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time, for their guitar performances on Intro to Sweet Jane. Amid the prestigious company of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and other renowned guitar greats, The Hunter-Wagner team appeared twice, with honors as well for their “ghost” guitar work on Aerosmith’s Train Kept A Rollin from their first platinum selling album, Get Your Wings. In 1972, producer Bob Ezrin brought Wagner in to play lead guitar solos on Alice Cooper’s breakthrough School’s Out album. Uncredited at the time, Wagner’s guitar solos were attributed to the Alice Cooper band. The Cooper-Wagner songwriting collaboration began with I Love the Dead, released on Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies album. Cooper and Wagner began a prolific collaboration that spanned several decades. Together, the Cooper-Wagner songwriting team wrote 7 out of 9 of Cooper’s Top 10 hit records. Leaving Lou Reed in 1974, Wagner moved the entire Rock N Roll Animal band over to play with Alice Cooper. The first full album written and recorded by the Cooper-Wagner team, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” spawned a number of Top 10 singles. The Welcome to My Nightmare tour, with a road crew of more than 45 persons, private jets, technical wizardry, theatrical showmanship, and extravagant staging and lighting, became the biggest and highest grossing rock tour of its time. Shock rock was born. With Wagner’s studio walls lined with gold and platinum awards, he writes with the observant eye of a world traveled artist. In the late 1980’s, Wagner was commissioned to write music by the San Antonio Commission on Child Abuse. Wagner’s poignant composition,Remember the Child, painfully reflects the pain of child abuse. Renowned author/lecturer John Bradshaw discovered the song and chose it as his theme for the Emmy nominated PBS special,Homecoming. The song has since become the anthem for tens of thousands who have been scarred by child abuse, and is a catalytic tool used by many therapists in helping their patients access their hidden suffering of childhood trauma. Returning to Michigan in early 1994, Dick formed two bands, The Dick Wagner Band, and The RAW Emotion Rock Orchestra. Both later evolved into Dick Wagner and The Souls Journey Band. In 2005, Wagner relocated to Phoenix to form a new production company,Desert Dreams Productions, LLC with partners, Suzy Michelson and Alex Cyrell, entrepreneurs and founders of Omnimount Systems and Future Primitive Designs. A full service record label and artist management company, Desert Dreams specializes in “Music Production and Artist Development for the extraordinary Artist.” More than forty years after launching his storied and dynamic career, hit songwriter, guitar virtuoso, producer and arranger, Dick Wagner, remains a brilliant, prolific and vibrant force in American music. Whether rock, blues, country, jazz or spiritual, Wagner’s songs continue to detail the essence of life. His guitar playing continues to inspire guitarists worldwide, and his production values recall the era of great songs with great melodies and universally accessible lyrics. Visit Dick Wagner on FaceBook ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy. Donate to GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Share the Love! Open Door Productions’ Cyber Studio For Songwriters … to help you and all others who love songwriting.
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