Episode 29: David’s Fave5

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!

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Episode 28: Andrew Solmssen

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.

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Episode 27: Chad Ridgely

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.

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Episode 26: Justin Foster

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.

 

Love the show? Want to share a song that is important to you? We'd love to hear from you. Email us your stories to ytunesshuffle@gmail.com and get featured on an upcoming episode!

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Episode 25: Natasha Pearl Hansen

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."

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Episode 24: Marko Babineau

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.

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Episode 23: Maggi & David

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!

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Episode 22: Ian Bagg

May 2, 2017

Comedians Maggi Mayfield and David Earl Waterman cohost a show where the music informs the guests' stories. This week, the duo are joined by comedian Ian Bagg (from "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," and "MVP2")

Through Ian's fave five songs, we learn all about growing up in Canada, the politeness of Canadian radio stations, and his big decision to leave home to become a comedian.  His first cassette tape may surprise you and the chores he did while listening to it on repeat will too!

Ian reveals his first big heartbreak, the loss of his dog and how he met his wife. Don't think you'll get out of this episode politically; Ian has a very interesting take on the United Airlines story and Kim Jong Un.

Band Or Bar is out of Salt Lake City and Ian surprises the show with a musical confession before his Guilty Pleasure.

Here is his Corner of the Internet.

 

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Episode 21: Marcelous Sammuel

April 25, 2017

Comedian/Radio Personality Maggi Mayfield & Hollywood's Secret Weapon David Earl Waterman host this show where the music informs the interview.

Today, comedian, producer, writer, creator and improvisor Marcelous Sammuel shares the soundtrack of his life.

Kendrick Lamar "Nostalgia," Nina Simone "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," Tina Marie "Deja Vu," Childish Gambino "Bonfire," and Korn "Make Me Bad" were his Fave Five Songs.

Marcelous discussed how he and his best friend became close because of a terrifying accident; how playing video games was near impossible growing up in South Central LA, and the man who made him want to become a cop. Through the music we find out the unusual way he met his wife and why she said no the first time he proposed, how super heroes help him perservere and what Disneyland was like for him the first time (as an adult).

He also explains how shopping is really different for young black men and that growing up in his house, his family would drag him out of bed at 2am to dance. A big moment of success came was when he got to play (and write in) the 'Black Cupid' character in the school play.

We also learn his endearing pronunciation of his Guilty Pleasure artist. Enjoy this episode with Marcelous Sammuel.

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Episode 20: Jonathan Flanagan

April 18, 2017

Your hosts comedian/radio personality Maggi Mayfield and Hollywood's Secret Weapon David Earl Waterman, take you on a journey with our guests! Our guests share the soundtrack to their lives in this interview stlye show where the music is the star.

This week's guest is comedian and actor Jonathan Flanigan. He shares his fave five songs which include Ben Harper-"Walk Away," Digital Underground-"The Humpty Dance," Ty Dolla Sign Ft. The Weekend- "Or Nah," John Lennon-"Mother," and The Faces-"Oh La La (When I Was Younger).

He opens up about being an open crier, his years in improv and working at a murder mystery dinner theater, plus the underground world of female comedians in basketball leagues! Jonathan surprises us all when we tackle two serious questions: "Can you repeat material at an open mic?" and "How will babies be made without a mixtape?"

David facilitates another round of "Band Or Bar" and Maggi digs into the 'dad jokes' we grew up with. 

 

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