Charlie Hester

1Jun

Meet Charlie Hester. A Dirty Ray of Sunshine.

In this special rereleased episode, we learn all about how she got started with a ukulele and her rituals before performing stand up comedy...that she can name. Plus, learn about the coolest show in the Midwest (that she hosts and created) and the John Register. A sign in sheet for the toilet. She shares songs that she learned from her kids, how she balances parenting and performing, and what she hopes her kids will take away and grow up with.

We learn all about what makes small town Illinois special and all of  the famous people from her hometown before we dive into her First Concert Experience.

Learn more about the music she brought to the show on our blog

https://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/06/ytunes-shuffle-song-nuggets-from.html

 

Keep up with Charlie and find all of her social media profiles at www.charliehestercomedy.com

Jimmy ‘G’ Gonzales

5May

Jimmy G Gonazales is a successful business owner of No1Betta Entertainment. He brings the party/DJ/Karaoke to private parties for Hollywood's elite.

Through his music we learn all about his almost hook up with Cher, what it was like growing up in Los Angeles with his grandmother who only spoke Spanish, the song that made him cry as a kid and how his mother would play it often to see if it would still work.

Jimmy shares what cemented his love for Hip Hop and how growing up in the middle of a turf war pushed him into comedy.

Plus he shares how he came to sing with people like Celine Dion and Kelsey Grammar!

If you enjoyed the music and want to learn more about the artists and their songs, check out our blog!

We play a difficult round of Band Or Bar in Pittsburgh, PA before learning about his incredible First Concert and Last Concert where a mosh pit went horrible wrong.

Keep up with Jimmy on Instagram or Facebook and remember, you can always message the show at www.ytunesshuffle.com.

Steve Lava

28Apr

Steve "Lava" Lavapies is an executive producer and writer who has run a number of TV and digital shows for Comedy Central and various online platforms including the program "Ridiculousness."

Through his music, we learn all about his start in comedy at the University of Pennsylvania with the college's sketch group "Mask And Wig." He shares his move to New York City story and how different living in the Big Apple was from his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia. He gives us an inside scoop of what it was like working with Comedy Central and how he met his wife...plus how they came up for the names for his daughters. Bonus: an amazing story about his parents during WWII France.

If you loved the songs and want to know more, check out our YTunes Shuffle Nuggets Blog...extra stories and facts about the artists and songs.

We finish up the episode with our favorite game show Band Or Bar which takes place in Portland, Maine before we dive into First and Last Concert Stories.

 

Anything you loved about the show? Send an email anytime to ytunesshuffle@gmail.com

Bobbie Oliver

14Apr

Bobbie Oliver is a Georgia native comedian who has learned the comedy ropes through touring and just aiming to make the experience better for everyone. You have seen her on TNN and The Style Network and runs a comedy club called Tao Comedy Studio in Los Angeles which is a female and LGBT friendly space where classes, mics, shows AND a yearly festival takes place.

Through her music, we learn all about growing up in a trailer in the heart of Georgia with three MUCH older brothers, how she figured out she was funny in high school, when she realized you COULD be a comedian and how she started a comedy group in college because the first open mic she went to told her she was too young. From there we learn about her life on the road as a comic, how the man she'd end up marrying first depsized her and the music he introduced her to wound up becoming the inspiration for her yearly comedy festival.

If you enjoyed the songs, learn more about the artists in our blog

https://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-bobbie-olivers.html

Then, we wrap up the episode with the First and Last Concert experience.

Keep up to date with Bobbie Oliver, her Greatest Hits album due out soon, and everything Tao Comedy Studio.

And you are always welcome to reach out to the show. We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @YTunesShuffle.

Guy (Dark) Laravee

10Apr

Guy (Dark) Laravee is a longtime radio host who grew up in Falls River, Massachusetts. Through his music we learn all about how he got into radio (by being the obsessed little boy that called his favorite station), the bizarre way he met a very special woman through this career choice, and how ball room dancing really took center stage in his life as an escape from working and being "ON" all the time.

Fun fact, GUY was actually Maggi's boss for a long time in Appleton/Oshkosh, WI. If you loved his song choices, you can learn more about the artists in our most recent bloghttps://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-guy-dark-and-his.html

 

The we head to Toledo, OH for BAND or BAR, before we wrap up with the stories of his First and Last Concert.

Keep up with Guy on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you can always reach out to the show for more at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Sandy Stec With Special Guest Mark Wallengren

7Apr

Sandy Stec is a comedian and radio host currently residing in San Francisco. She loves hikes and road trips and Christmas! Her episode was co-hosted alongside Maggi Mayfield with Los Angeles based radio talent Mark Wallengren.

Sandy Stec has worked with comedians like Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler and Arsenio Hall and has performed regularly on Norwegian Cruise Lines. These are Sandy's #Fave5 and a little bit extra about the artist and song.

The three have been co-workers for years and in this episode you hear lots of behind the scenes stuff in the radio industry and the songs that mean the most to your hosts.

We start off by describing our new realities of working from home, what we are wearing, drinking and seeing before diving right into the music. Each radio personality describes a song that reminds them of an early job in their career! Then Mark and Maggi are taken on an emotional ride with Sandy as she shares her #Fave5 songs. We learn about how solo trips and hikes are a refresh/reset button, why you can't always possibly be "on," the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on broadcasters as well as a great story about how Google Translate failed her in France.

Sandy also opens up and shares her "Samantha Jones" moment during a recent trip in Nashville. Plus, Mark dishes out some great road trip advice.

The episode wraps up with the stories of everyone's First and Last Concert Experience before a few final words from Mark Wallengren ensuring that post-broadcast life is A-Ok!

Learn more about the songs and artists that Sandy Stec brought to the show in our blog.

Find Sandy on Twitter and Instagram.

Find Mark on Twitter and Instagram.

And you are always welcome to reach out to the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com or on Twitter and Instagram.

Lara Beitz

3Apr

Lara Beitz is a brilliant comedian up and coming in the Los Angeles scene, originally from Milwaukee. She is known for her work with David Spade on his show "Lights Out With David Spade." Lara also just got her name on the Comedy Store wall and took some time out of quarantine to share her music and her stories.

Through her music we learn all about her struggles with social media, her first job/career before she realized that comedy CAN be a career, growing up in the midwest and pretending to be famous in her bathroom and how she chose LA over New York. Sprinkle in some details about her road trip to LA and a few about her sister, too.

If you loved the songs, check out more about the artists and the music in our blog as wellhttps://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-lara-beitzs-fave-5.html

Then we play Band Or Bar in Rhode Island before diving into her First and Last Concert experience.

Keep up with Lara and her music and comedy on Instagram or Twitter.

Plus you can chat with hosts Maggi & David directly by emailing the show ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Jonny Rely

31Mar

Jonny Rely is a the founder of the rock back Black And Grey. He's from Rhode Island (and Boston), multi-time cancer survivor and long time friend of our host, David Earl Waterman. Jonny surprised Maggi & David by bringing Five songs from his band, Black and Grey. 

Through his music, he told stories of how the band and band name came to be, his time in (and getting kicked out of) college, how he and David met, what it was like growing up with a father in the Navy, the troubles of living in England as an American adolescent, and the secrets and grit needed to not only survive, but kick cancer's butt.

Hear and see all of the songs and videos Jonny Rely has created in our bloghttps://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/03/ytunes-shuffle-with-jonny-relys-fave-5.html

Then we play Band Or Bar before diving into a First and Last Concert story (which includes boobs).

Stay connected with Jonny Rely on Facebook  and with the show on any social platform @ytunesshuffle.

Jennifer Vally

27Mar

Jennifer Vally is a writer and producer at The Game Show Network, who also worked as a writer for The Disney Chanel and is also a comedian originally from San Diego, now living in Los Angeles.

Through her Fave5 songs, we learn all about her trouble making days in high school with her best friend including one VERY close call. She describes getting started in stand up comedy (and giving birth...almost at the same time) and what gave her the confidence that she could "make it" in this business. Plus, her music takes us through her young adolescence and the feelings of finally being free. And a surprise American track that reminds her of an excellent trip to England.

Jennifer is super, high energy and even gets Maggi and David talking about their high school experiences including first apartment stories.

If you loved her music and want to hear the entire song or learn more about the artist, check out the YTunes Nuggets on our blog.

Then we head to Northern England for Band Or Bar before we learn about her First and Last Concert experiences. Follow Jennifer on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with her work.

You can also reach out to Maggi & David  at the show by emailing ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Miles Crawford

24Mar

Maggi & David explore the world of music virtually with their guests in a series of #QuarantineEpisodes. First up, musician, performer and director, Miles Crawford!

MILES CRAWFORD is a filmmaker and performer in Los Angeles. He had big success with films like “I Forgot My Phone,” and “Drum Off” which premiered at LACMA and even featured on The Huffington Post.

Miles has performed extensively with the Off-Broadway show STOMP and has played drums for Eminem, Ringo Starr, Red Hot Chili Pepers, & Art Garfunkel.

Through his #Fave5 songs, we learn all about how baseball brought him and his father closer, the song that brought him into the world of directing AND touring the world like a rock star, and the music that keeps him and his wife humble and romantic.

If you like the songs you can check out the full versions and all the YTunes Shuffle Nuggets in our blog.

https://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/03/ytunes-shuffle-with-miles-crawford-and.html

 

Then we head off to Flagstaff, AZ for Band Or Bar before diving into his First and Last Concert stories.

Connect with Miles Crawford via his website or on Instagram.

And connect with the show by emailing ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

 

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