Episode 29: David’s Fave5

27Jun

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.'

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Episode 28: Andrew Solmssen

20Jun

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.

Episode 27: Chad Ridgely

13Jun

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.

Episode 26: Justin Foster

6Jun

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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