July 18, 2017
Nationally touring comedian Dave Yates brings the funny and the serious in this episode of YTunes Shuffle. We go through his culture shocking move from Chicago to Central Illinois, his start in comedy, quitting drinking, and a bit of name dropping those who have mentored and helped him find his way!
Dave shares what his new definition of family means, his potential Tinder profile bio, and a few heart break stories. One of his Fave 5 songs actually makes quite the impact on Maggi as they swap stories about the significance of a particular song.
Today's Listener Of The Week is from Tune Squad member Stefanie from Petersborough, NH sharing her story behind The Eagles' "Desperado."
Band Or Bar has taken on a new life...see if you can guess which is which from East Los Angeles brought to you by M2M Studios.
Closing out the show is another YTunes Connection with Dave's Guilty Pleasure and a blast from the not too distant past with First Concert.
Catch up with Dave Yates on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or order his hotsauce on his website.
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July 11, 2017
The YTunes Shuffle Podcast visits with radio legend/tv producer/comedy writer/voice over extraordinaire, John Murphy! Host Maggi Mayfield learns all about the long history between guest Murph and cohost, David Earl Waterman and how between the two of them, dear friend John Ennis is the center of the Universe.
John shares stories of long drives with his dad and where they would end up, how his mom ran an FBI sting in her home and why a Boston criminal cheered her up. His background in small town Massachussetts let him to some strange jobs and he describes what a typical Saturday night looked like in Randolph, MA. We also get to learn his 'Kryptonite" and how an album cover drove his mother crazy!
Eventually he would learn the art of writing comedy from Dennis Leary and even Wheel of Fortune made it into the episode because the show plays a big part in his career early on.
The room shares stories of our first loves before digging into a beautiful story from the Tune Squad. Our Listener of the week is David's mother, who shares a song that reminds her of him on his birthday. (This episode was recorded just before his birthday). To share a story and song of your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of David's Birthday, we also go back to Ithaca, NY, his hometown to play a round of Band or Bar, brought to you by M2M studios.
John's Guilty Pleasure and First Concert take us through the end of the episode; but don't worry, if you'd like to ask John more questions, or follow his work more closely, you can find him here! There are more stories that just didn't quite make the episode, and you can find those B-Side Tracks here!
July 4, 2017
Ernie G is a nationally touring empowerment comedian, shaping the lives of young people all of the country. Maggi Mayfield and David Earl Waterman where blown away the entire episode because sounds like he is smiling the entire time and his energy definitely matched his Fave 5 songs.
Ernie spills the beans on how Ricky Martin may have spoiled him early on in his comedy career, why he learned the fine art of balloon twisting and why making pinatas started his family in show business! He has an incredible relationship with his Tia, who is one of the only Latina Actresses to have won an Emmy.
We learn all about "cholos" and "chinos" and what it means exactly to "Go Around." Ernie also schools us on break dancing and rapping and demonstrates one of them. We also find out what his time after school was like at the Boys Club and who the heck is "Hair Bear."
Our Listener Story of The Week comes from Shara in Robinson, IL sharing a touching story about a song handed down from generation to generation. Band Or Bar brought to you by M2M Studios, takes us all the way to Dublin, Ireland.
Make sure to check out all the B-Side Tracks that didn't make the final cut as Ernie describes his mama, how he met Maggi, and when he catches himself turning into an 'old man.'
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June 27, 2017
YTunes Shuffle went through many planning and trial and error stages before we interviewed and published our first guest. Here is a very early episode pulled out from the archives of David Earl Waterman sharing his Fave 5...even before it was called the Fave5.
You'll hear both Maggi and David discuss their ideas of the show and where they want to go all while Maggi digs into David's iTunes list sharing stories of his time in the Army, what it was like growing up in a biracial household and the universal conept of 'body issues.'
We'd love to know what you think of the show! Send in your musical stories and thoughts to YTunesShuffle@gmail.com or like us on Facebook!
June 20, 2017
This episode of YTunes Shuffle kicks off right away with the scary incident that arguably began Andrew Solmssen's weight loss journey. We discuss his new found love for hiking, (find the hawk video he was talking about here) his now typical diet, and the amazing bike share program in West Hollywood.
We talk about how a car was actually limiting his mobility at his heaviest and that he felt he need to fight to disprove stereotypes about fat people. While at his heaviest, Andrew breaks down the his entire experience of airplane travel and how it should be like a game of Tetris and why hanging out at Starbucks was so much different for him at 500 pounds than his thinner companions.
Andrew shares how he went to the same high school as the Obama children, although at very separate times, and how a Peter Gabriel concert informed his half page memory in the high school year book. Motorcycles and computers kept him moving from one clique to another in school all while MTV’s “120 Minutes” informed a majority of the soundtrack to his young life.
Born in Brazil and raised in Washington DC with one younger sister, Andrew also discusses the intense pride he feels for his sister and her accomplishments.
After we go through Andrew’s Fave5, (of which he made an awesome playlist on Spotify for you) we shared our Listener Song of The Week; Justin from Eden Prairie, MN shared a story that involved “FreeBird” as the soundtrack.
Band Or Bar takes us to College Park, Maryland, and Andrew’s Guilty Pleasure sounded too awesome not play a clip of it.
Find Andrew's Corner of The Internet on Twitter or Instagram. Andrew had so many wonderful stories that didn't make the cut, so if you'd like more...check out our Soundcloud page for more snippets and B-side tracks.
June 13, 2017
Chad Ridgely is a national touring comedian, who happens to have written and produced and starred in his first feature length comedy/horror film "Massacre On Aisle 12." He has another feature film coming out later this year and is working on a documentary about the underground comedy scene in Southern California. What makes Chad so dynamic isn't just his excellent comedic timing, it's the layers of personality due to years spent as a police officer in Washington D.C. and working security detail for the likes of celebrities like Michael Jackson.
Chad shares his fave five and talks about how he accidentally fell into police work, how being the funny guy on the squad translates into his stand up, how a play he saw in NYC pushed him to leave a girl friend and move to Los Angeles, how he made friends effortlessly when he moved to the West Coast and his philosophy on life.
"Band or Bar" takes place in Lubbock, Texas where we discover what exactly makes a good dive bar...according to Chad. His first concert takes us full circle to his most famous securty detail client.
This episode is deep and inspiring and full of plenty of laughs. Find Chad Ridgely on Instagram or Twitter; then check out the extras that could make the cut but were definitely worth sharing.
June 6, 2017
YTunes Shuffle hosts Maggi Mayfield and David Earl Waterman are joined by fellow podcaster, musician, and national headling comedian, Jusin Foster!
We get right down to it and address some Texas stereotypes, the transition from Justin's life as a drummer into full time stand up comedy, heart break, and sobriety. We find out that his super supportive mom doesn't come in the typical "mom-jeans" and that what kids vote you in high school...was particularly true, at least for Justin.
Band-Or-Bar takes us to the island of St. Croix but his guilty pleasure goes back to 2005! Justin remembers his first three concert...and a view that could have killed. Link up with Justin on Twitter or Instagram.
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May 30, 2017
Comedian, actress and production company owner/founder Natasha Pearl Hansen, joins comedian/radio personality Maggi Mayfield and "Hollywood's Secret weapon, David Earl Waterman to share her Fave Five songs! She also reveals a few secret talents of her own, talks about how her grandparents fought through the Civil Rights Movement in their very special relationship, and how her family gave her a very balanced upbringing.
Dancer, singer and all around performer, Natasha definitely got into her fair share of trouble as a kid! Find out all about the first time her parents had to come pick her up for being arrested, the song that offended her parents and how a towel became her infamous side hustle in Chicago.
Band or Bar takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa yet her first concert story will put you in the front seat of the pop scene in the late 90's.
Check out all of Natasha's comedy happenings on Twitter and Instagram as we take a ride in her first car, affectionately known as "The Beast."
May 22, 2017
Marko Babineau is one of the original rock music promoters. He has worked with artists like Patty Smith, Joe Jackson and The Kinks as well as touring with Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, and The Police.
Marko shares his unlikely start in the rock world, an amazing tribute to his late wife Lauren plus an amazing philosophy on how to really live. He dishes on what The Police were like, how long it took to break Guns N Roses and the shocking things Patty Smith would do on stage.
Band Or Bar takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland thanks to our last guest, Ian Bagg. Plus, his first concert is surprisingly….NOT a rock concert. Catch up with Marko on Facebook after getting the inside scoop of some of rock music’s favorite artists.
May 9, 2017
YTunes Shuffle goes LIVE on Sunday, May 14th, so as a bonus episode, Maggi and David share a few of their own songs and talk about their current dating lives, Maggi's experience as a birth mother, and how David is coping with media in this politically charged world. They discuss what they look forward to in Season 2 and including more listener stories and songs. If you'd like to submit your song and story and be the Listener-Of-The-Show...please email us here, or send a message on Facebook.
Check out all of the details for the Season 2 Kickoff Party where YTunes Shuffle goes LIVE!