Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lost Rockers: Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers

Lost Rockers:
Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers

By Steven Blush with Paul Rachman and Tony Mann

Hit songs, record deals, sexual adoration, private jets, stretch limos, and wealth: these are the trappings of musical success. But the pop stars living these seemingly glamorous lives are the exceptions in the music business and not the rule. Standing in the wings, just off stage and waiting, are those many talented and deserving musicians who just barley missed their big break.

Lost Rockers is about those musicians who at one point in time were on the verge of success but who never quite "made it." Some of them were so close they could taste it, and others never had a chance. To become a star you need: talent, charisma, dedication, intelligence, energy, intensity, and a helluva lot of luck. These are all pieces in the puzzle--and for these lost rockers, the stars just didn't align quite right. But the dawn of the 21st century offers these unknowns a chance for redemption. With new technologies offering easier ways of finding and listening to music, these artists might just be discovered anew by a generation of fans eager to mine the past in hopes of discovering something fresh.
Coinciding with the release of a documentary film of the same name by acclaimed writer/filmmaker Steven Blush, Lost Rockers offers a compelling narrative connecting the lives of different musicians and their strangely similar adventures in the entertainment industry. All of these almost-famous musicians have gripping backstories; they've also recorded some powerful music that you won't believe you've never heard. In our nation, it's all about second chances, so let's start diggin' in the crates at flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops, and swap meets, and uncover the lost secrets of America's rich musical heritage.

Steven Blush has written three books about rock music: American Hardcore (2001), .45 Dangerous Minds (2005), and American Hair Metal (2006). His journalism has run in publications including Spin, Details, Interview, Village Voice, and The Times Of London, and he is a contributing editor to Paper magazine. Blush got his start promoting punk shows in Washington, DC in the early 80s, and then moved to New York in 1986, where he published 52 issues of Seconds magazine through 1999. He worked as a New York nightclub DJ/promoter, noted for his early-90s sound designs for fashion designer Stephen Sprouse, and long-running "Röck Cändy" parties at Don Hill's (1999-2006). He also wrote and co-produced the documentary American Hardcore (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006). 
Paul Rachman rose from punk music videos for the Bad Brains and Gang Green to become a top music video director at Propaganda Films, where he made videos for Alice in Chains, Roger Waters, Pantera, Joan Jett, KISS, and Temple of the Dog. He then directed award-winning short films and made his feature film directorial debut in 2000 with Four Dogs Playing Poker starring Forrest Whittaker and Tim Curry. He also directed American Hardcore, and co-founded Slamdance Film Festival.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Guide To Understanding The Light & Dark Sides Of The Force

A Guide To Understanding The Light & Dark Sides Of The Force
the nationally syndicated “Outer Limits of Inner Truth” ( radio show presented a show on “The Force” – a book written by the late, brilliant Metaphysical Visionary Stuart Wilde.

Understanding The Light & Dark Sides Of The Force

The interview featured a rare interview with The Hooded Sage Khris Krepcik who worked hand-in-hand with Stuart for over 20 years. The Force is part of each and every thing in the physical plane. This includes our planet, the stars and galaxies, and the physical universe, as it stretches out in space, beyond our perceptions.  By its very nature, the Force is immortal and never-ending; because it is the inner light or ‘living-ness’ within all things, we call it universal.
“This outstanding piece of work from Stuart Wilde covers how we (everything that is) are all a manifestation of The Force energy. The Force may be called the Infinite, the Supreme, love, The Creator, etc. Each name though has certain connotations with it that may define it, and in doing so limit it. I like the term The Force in that it clearly refers to energy. Stuart talks about how the less spiritually evolved you may be, your energy is “vibrating” at a lower speed and thus attracts similar “lower energy”.” Writes Scott David Jenkins.
It’s just a law on how The Force (energy) works. Similarly, as you develop spiritually your energy begins to increase (vibrating at a faster speed) and you also attract like energy or a higher energy. There is no good or bad, it is all energy. All of this will raise your energy so you can continue growing and continue to experience a more enriching life on the physical plane. By its very nature the Force is immortal and never-ending.

About Stuart Wilde
Stuart Wilde (1946 – 2013) - As Author of over 20 books (translated into 27 languages and selling millions of copies) on Spirituality & Personal Development, Stuart Wilde is considered by many to be one of the greatest metaphysicians that ever lived. Many famous New Age, New Thought writers & teachers privately studied with him including Deepak Chopra & Dr. Wayne Dyer –

About Khris Krepcik
Khris Krepcik ( is a world renowned etheric healer and metaphysical teacher with a lifetime of training in ancient wisdoms and mystic arts. He is considered to be down to earth, natural, and real — authentic and genuine. With over thirty years of experience in the extensive study of ancient teachings, altered states of consciousness, philosophies, shamanism, mysticism, and metaphysics, Krepcik has a rare perception and profound understanding of human consciousness and the human energy field. His profound understanding comes from direct experience and perception of the spirit worlds, the subtle etheric field, and the multidimensional nature of reality.

About the Outer Limits of Inner Truth
The Outer Limits of Inner Truth ( is a metaphysical / biographical program produced & hosted by Ryan McCormick. It premiered on February 2014 and within a few short months, was picked up for national syndication on Star Com Radio Networks and is now heard on over 30 AM stations nationwide.  OLIT has been featured on the Awakening Zone Radio Network, The Boston Globe, Radar Online, Media Bistro, The Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star and several other media outlets.
OLIT (Outer Limits of Inner Truth) has featured several Exclusive interviews with individuals such as: IronE Singleton, Chung Fu, Diana Cooper, Marie Manucheri, Jim Rogers, Jeff Casper, Michael Harrison, and Reverend Sally Perry. The show has also profiled celebrities such as Oliver Stone, Howard Stern, Jane Velez-Mitchell and Mick Foley.
To learn more about The Outer Limits Of Inner Truth Radio Show please visit ( 

Friday, January 1, 2016

MAX'S KANSAS CITY'S 50th Anniversary | Velvet Underground - Lou Reed Benefit Tribute Concert (NYC)

Max's Kansas City is one of those unique places that defined an era. “It was the exact spot where Pop Art and Pop Life came together in the 60's," stated Andy Warhol and the center of the universe in the late 60's and 70's for all segments of the arts, a home away from home for Everybody who was Anybody, from Warhol and his Superstars to William Burroughs, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Debbie Harry, Mick Jagger, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Abbie Hoffman, Truman Capote, Betsey Johnson and Robert Rauschenberg to name a few, and the launching site for emerging bands like the Velvet Underground after which pop culture would never be the same again.

To commemorate Max's 50th Anniversary, The Max's Kansas City Project, established in 2001 by Yvonne R. Sewall, will recreate some of the magic with two special events in January and February to start the New Year with an infusion of electrifying energy: a tribute concert to the iconic Velvet Underground and Lou Reed on January 14, and a Meet & Greet the artists and photographers 50th Anniversary reunion party/exhibition/auction on February 11. The Max's Project embraces Mickey Ruskin's (the creator of Max's Kansas City and a staunch supporter of the arts) philosophy of helping artists in need by providing emergency relief and resources for individuals in the arts in crisis, and has in development FEARLESS YOUTH, a teen empowerment through the arts program featuring and interactive virtual club dedicated to supporting teens in developing their uniqueness through the creative arts with a focus on substance abuse and suicide prevention.

The Velvet Underground/Lou Reed Tribute Concert will be a night to remember with an amazing line-up of talent with a Max's All Star Band featuring musicians from Lou Reed's various bands: Mike Rathke (guitar),Ellard-James "Moose" Boles (bass), and drummer to be announced. Other special talent includes Garland Jeffreys, Marshall Crenshaw, Lenny Kaye, Jenni Muldaur, Bebe Buell, Conner Kennedy, Donna Destri, Monica Behan, Richard Barone, Kimberly Hill (formerly a lead singer with the Black Eyed Peas), poetAnne Waldman and the "Cadillacs," a Lou Reed tribute band. More talent to be added and "Surprise Guests" can be anticipated, which was always a tradition at Max's. Perennial Max's 'master of ceremonies'Jimi LaLumia will emcee the show.

Max's 50th Anniversary Meet & Greet the Artists and Photographers Reunion Party/Exhibition/Auctionwill take place at the Chelsea Hotel Gallery in partnership with The Chelsea Hotels and Paddle8, February 11th at 222 W 23rd Street 7:30-10pm, ticket price TBA. The exhibition includes selected artworks, rock photography, rock memorabilia and originally designed jewelry from their impeccable donated collection. A sampling of these artists includes Lawrence Weiner, Dan Christensen, Larry Bell, Ronnie Landfield, Larry Poons, Joseph Kosuth, Francine Tint, Barbara Thomas, Bob Gruen, Marcia Resnick, Paul Zone, Anton Perich, Dustin Pittman, Roberta Bayley and many more. Some of the collection can be viewed in the gallery on our website: