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Life in “Analogy”, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

 My brother Chuck has an analogy of life that I would like to share with you, and in doing so, I am going to add to it. It won’t be word for word but as the Editor he’ll do his “Lou Grant” on me and correct me?

When we are born, we arrive with a very small ball in our hand. Let’s say its the size of a marble. This ball represents life, our immediate concerns, needs and responsibilities. As an infant and a small child we can hold the ball and play with it. It’s not heavy or burdensome. Remember, its life and at this stage its carefree and fun.

As we become teenagers, and as we grow so does the size of the ball. At this stage its a little heavier and larger, but we are still able to hold it in our hand.

As we become young adults, with the demands that life is beginning to press upon us the ball has grown to, say, the size of a beach ball. Now we must juggle it from hand to hand as it gets heavier and larger all the while from the choices we make. But, we cannot put the ball down. As the football players say, The ball is in “play”.

Soon the ball becomes large enough to roll while our road begins to incline in our journey through life. So we roll the ball. Before long we are pushing the ball and before we realize it, the ball is as large as we are and our journey begins to become an uphill one.  Still we push the ball and continue to push the ball through life until we reach a point where the ball is too big and the hill too steep to push anymore… So the “ball”  rolls back over us and we die. It’s the journey through life. We all are doing  this now even if we don’t think about it.

Now, here is my addition to Chuck’s analogy to all this.

If we are fortunate enough in life to find someone willing to share the struggle, the individuals become a pair and their balls become  one. As one ball, one may push while the other rests. When the top of the hill is reached one may hold the ball while the other one places a brace underneath it. Preventing life from rolling over either of them and making their journey in life a little easier.

In summary: Push, and rest when you need to. But remember your partner is pushing for you both. When we become selfish, inconsiderate, or distracted as I have done, we will have to push alone, unable to rest and life will surely roll over you.

David Gee

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James interviews Tamara Bubble!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Recently James Lowe from Kickacts Magazine sat down with one of the very exciting artists on the scene.

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.

Thanx for the warm welcome babes! I’m Tamara Bubble. I’m from Brooklyn, New York  (Fort Greene to be exact).  I’m and entertainer, actress, songwriter and model. I write and perform Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B and Soul. My official website it and that’s where you should start.

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Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

I have sooo many influences, mostly old school though. I listen to so many different genres of music.  Michael Jackson is the ultimate performer and POP KING! When it comes to Jazz, I love me some Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne.   I’m a rapper too and Biggie does it for me lyrically.  He’s the reason I take the lyrics so serious. He’s just a dope storyteller.  I love all those 90s R&B and Gospel groups. I love beautiful harmonies … SWV, Brownstone, Boyz II Men, Take 6, etc.  As far as powerful women that sing and rap, Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah.

 Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid? 

There’s no way to avoid the pitfalls. I’d love to be positive and lie and say it’s all peaches and cream lol but the truth of the matter is that if you’re just getting started be prepared to waste and music and find people who are not as hard working as you.  Don’t let it slow you down, just don’t be surprised when you see it first hand. The scams, the lies, it’s really like a soap opera lol

Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?

I did a show in Miami. The crowd was amazing. I always take their reactions home with me especially when it’s a new crowd. I look dead in their eyes and see pure enjoyment while hearing the songs for the first time. That is an amazing feeling.

 On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.

Well I don’t know if this qualifies because the gig was great, but the trip there was the worst. My first show on the “Unleashed” promo tour was a doozy. Well, getting there anyway. I over packed because well I’m a girl and tend to bring everything I own for a one day trip.  Ended up having to dump everything to make room for the merchandise I was selling at the show (posters, t-shirts, CDs) and then had nerve to miss my flight GRRR! Ahem … I won’t name names LOL.  Next, I got hustled by the flight agent and paid extra for this unguaranteed standby flight and also had issues renting the pre-reserved, NONREFUNDABLE, rental car!! Unfortunately I don’t walk around with copies of utility bills in my back pocket GRRRR!!  Now, over 4 hours late (and been growling all day), I no longer have time to stop by the hotel, check in, shower and change.  AIRPORT bathroom is the new Marriott! Then, this freaking taxi guy (not knowing that we’re already 4 hours late), takes the scenic route from the airport (plays the GPS game) to run up the meter GRRRRRR! When I get there though, my attitude changed and all things were Bubbly! People waiting to see the “Bubble On Deck” was such an amazing feeling! Atlanta showed so much love ^_^.


The moral of that story is don’t miss your flight lol no I just learned that no matter what’s going on in your day, when you have a show, your job as an artist is to entertain!

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

I like to entertain in general. Acting and dancing are at the top of the list. I’m no comedian but I do make people laugh a lot. It’s healthy.  I love games, board games, card games, rollercoasters, I even make up games lol

What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that? 

The current music scene is a bit super saturated. Everybody’s an artist. There’s hardly any fans of the art.  It’s fine if that’s really your passion, otherwise you’re just creating a bunch of meaningless crap that listeners have to sort through to find me lol thanx a lot.

Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that… 

I’m addicted to chicken, ice and old school video games.

 Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls… Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why? 

Um do they have any brothers because I don’t do girls lol

Our last question  is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”! 

I want to give a special shout to my manager Patrick at Pspell Management, my label Blue Pie Productions/ DJ Central / Sony and my fans for making it all worthwhile. Stick with me and stay tuned.



Posted by Chuck Gee - July 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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Steve Perry radio interview, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

From Neal’s Facebook page!

Great Steve Perry interview.
I hope we can can reach out to each other and connect once again. We had amazing chemistry together. I love him
With all the love and admiration
You could even have.
Steve lets talk soon


Posted by Chuck Gee - July 24, 2013 at 7:09 AM

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Cheap Trick ex drummer lawsuit details, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

CHICAGO (Courthouse News Service) – Cheap Trick’s disaffected drummer and its former manager claim in court that the three other band members owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars in tour proceeds and unpaid loans.

David Frey, Silent Partner Management, Brad Carlson aka Bun Carlos and Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc., sued Richard Nielsen, Thomas Peterson and Robin Zander in Cook County Court.

“Plaintiffs Carlos and Frey are, respectively, the drummer and manager for the world-renowned rock band Cheap Trick,” the complaint begins. “Plaintiffs are forced to bring this action against the three defendants (who are the other members of the band) due to defendants’ outright refusal to account for, or pay, hundreds of thousands of dollars which are owed to each of the plaintiffs, or to otherwise comply with their obligations to plaintiffs.”

The lawsuit claims that according to consent agreements signed by all four members of the band, “Carlos is no longer required to participate in live performances by the band, but remains a full member of the band, and is entitled to ‘continue to receive all remuneration due to him under the [Cheap Trick Companies’] Agreements (including, without limitation, all remuneration that would have been paid to him had he fully performed at all of the Live Performances) without delay, penalty or offset.”

Carlos claims the other members of the band have failed to honor the agreement, and owe him hundreds of thousands of dollars “by, among other things, refusing to allow Carlos to participate in any of the activities of the band (including the recording of a new studio album), entering into numerous contracts on behalf of the Cheap Trick Companies without Carlos’s consent, and otherwise preventing Carlos from participating in the management and operations of the Cheap Trick Companies.”

In June 2012, the three other band members also “purported to terminate Frey as the band’s manager,” the complaint states. “However, pursuant to the terms of the unanimous consent agreement, this purported termination is null and void because Carlos did not consent to it. Further, at the time of this purported termination, the band owed Frey and SPM $160,000 in deferred compensation, which defendants have improperly refused to pay.”

Frey adds that “following a horrific accidentcheap_trick_617_409 in July 2011 which occurred while defendants were performing, Frey graciously advanced $362,996 of the band’s expenses with his own personal American Express credit card, in exchange for the defendants’ express agreement that they would pay this money back in installments. Initially, the defendants made several installment payments in partial satisfaction of the repayment agreement. However, after purporting to terminate Frey, defendants sent American Express a check on behalf of Frey which was drawn on insufficient funds, and was rejected by the bank. Following defendants’ transmission of this ‘bounced’ check, they have failed to make any further payment to American Express whatsoever, or to otherwise acknowledge their obligation to Frey under the terms of the repayment agreement. At the time they ceased complying with the repayment agreement, the amount of $71,790 remained due and owing on Frey’s American Express credit card. This wrongful conduct has forced Frey to personally make payments to American Express to satisfy the remaining balance of $71,790, and has caused serious harm to Frey’s credit rating.

“Notably, defendants have failed to provide any justification whatsoever for the wrongful actions which they have perpetrated against the plaintiffs – as these acts are plainly unjustifiable (not to mention unconscionable).

“Enough is enough. Defendants should be ordered, inter alia, to account for and pay plaintiffs all the money they are owed, and to compensate the Cheap Trick Companies for their acts of self-dealing and other corporate misfeasance. The Court should also enjoin defendants from further misuse of the trademarks and other assets of the Cheap Trick Companies, and grant other appropriate relief,” according to the complaint.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - July 23, 2013 at 6:56 AM

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Black Diamond Studio Bike Night July 29th, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
July 29th, 2013 is our next Black Diamond Studios Bike Night. Last year in response to the motorcycle community’s wanting for a bike night in Henderson, we answered the call. Since we are a family friendly studio & our customers bring their children here with them, this is an alcohol free event & many of you commented to us that you liked that about our bike nights so you are comfortable to bring your children or that there was a bike night that you could come to because you had alcohol problems in the past and no longer wish to be around alcohol. We hire in a D.J. , prepare food, have to get additional permits for each bike night, and my crew spends countless man hours talking to local small businesses & picking up door prizes & gift certificates from them. We do all of this out of our love for the motorcycle community & to help other area small businesses that you may or may not have heard of to grow. With all of this being said, it is with a heavy heart that I have to say that our July 29th bike night may be our last. We started out doing our bike nights last year doing them every 2 weeks to test the waters to see how much participation we would have with the intent of things really kicking off & switching to every week this year. Our first 3 bike nights were great, as each week drew more bikes. During that time we had a request for games, so we added 2 sets of corn hole boards. On the 3rd week, someone mentioned a bike show. As we started preparations for bike shows, the crowds started to drop off, even though we got more & more prizes to give away. Sadly it got to the point that we had to fall back to once a month this year instead of stepping up to weekly like we had hoped to. This past Monday was our 2nd bike night for 2013. We had 12 bikes & were getting really disheartened before the first bike finally showed. All together, we have taken over $3,000.00 in losses. If our next bike night doesn’t show significant improvement & grow enough to break even, I am sorry, but we will have to discontinue this event.

— with Jared Hines and 3 others at Black Diamond Studios.

Posted by Chuck Gee - July 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

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Rob Zombie – We’re An American Band (Live) Mayhem Fest. 2013, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

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Posted by Chuck Gee - July 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

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KickActs Interviews “Cable Car”!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and where you can be found at on the web.


Firstly, let us apologize. Ryan was unavailable for comments do to his summer “Intro to Drumming” courses he’s been taking.

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Nate: If you just type cable car into google, as much as I’d love to think that we would pop right up what you actually get are ACTUAL cable cars. Although majestic and useful vehicles. You’d be better off finding us at or There are also some great Youtube videos of us up at As for about us, Ryan and I came from Rhode Island with a wicked smallest state in the union complex and decided to prove ourselves in LA. Go big or go home I suppose. We met Jack Turner out here and Cable Car was our love child.


Jack: What Nate said. If you can remember ‘we are cable car’ or ‘wearecablecar’ it will get you what you need on the social networks.


Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?


Nate: I’ve never been able to answer this question without mentioning Jeff Buckley and Ben Harper. It’s the passion behind the vocals that gets me every time.


Jack: My main influence has always been blues and jazz, with a bit of R&B thrown in. I love the guitaring of John Mayer, John Scofield, Matt Schofield. Basically, anyone with the name John or Schofield. The contemporary fusion (not of the names, but the musical styles) gets me every time.


Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?


Nate:  I wish someone had told me when I started out that there was so much more than writing and playing to the music industry. I’d tell them to follow their passion while also learning how people do business. It has to be a balance.


Jack: Create – even if you want to learn to play like or imitate a great. Just start creating and you’ll learn so much more as you incorporate all your influences.

Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?


Nate: The first one that comes to mind isn’t PG it involves the back of a car and a lady so I’ll skip to the second. I had a moment just recently on stage where I could feel something happening that was special. The audible experience melded a bit with the tactile feeling of the instruments. I remember feeling like I was in some kind of sonic soup and it tasted good! I think that it was just a moment when everything hit a hard moment of synergy. We all could do no wrong even if we tried. I’d love to say that happens all the time but it doesn’t so I cherish the moments it does.


Jack: I played once with these guys from this band Cable Car….I don’t think I can imagine playing with anyone else now…


On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.


Nate: Ever drive 5 hours and forget your instruments….yah me neither.


Jack: Literally a worst nightmare experience. Knew I was going to be playing solo in front of about 1500 people. Didn’t know much about live sound at the time, so I said to the sound guy ‘just please make it sound good’. He cockily replied: ‘we’ll press the sound good button’. He was not true to his word….feedback, muting, no monitors, the lot. Ouch. The only saving grace was I couldn’t hear myself at all, so other than in my imagination, I don’t know quite how bad it was.


Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?


Nate: I love to Cook, like music the right combination of ingredients paired with personal preference can make for something special. You know like Spam and Maple syrup….


Jack: I like to look out the window with my telescope into Ryan’s room.


What do you think about the present music scene or lack of?


Nate: Honestly I think people are doing this wonderful backward reach for things they know and love but combining it with an urge to create it anew. I don’t think this is new for the industry I just think people are paying more attention to it. A great example of classic but new (besides us), Miguel.


Jack: I think it’s great! I’ve been listening to a lot of pop recently, for the first time. And I actually have a huge amount of respect for the genre. You have to be so precise and non linear with your songs – it’s almost like writing 3 songs at once to get one good one!


Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… (Like their hobbies or something like that)


Nate: Nate is so tall he bends at the knees for every photo shoot.


Jack: Ryan can do a 1000 pushups in one go. To a metronome.

Nate can rip an electric guitar solo. I don’t like to give him my guitar because it feels like the guitar doesn’t want to come back to me afterwards.


Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls. Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?


Nate: I don’t accept that I’d have to only hook up with only one. I choose all three and I don’t want to hear another word about it.


Jack: Haven’t seen it, is that awful? A US show I guess…if Nate’s going with all three I’m not going near any of them.


 Our last question is called   “Shout It Out Loud” . It’s where you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD


Nate: (Neep)


Jack:  I always like free reign to talk about politics and religion….



Posted by Chuck Gee - July 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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James LaBrie solo track “Back on the Ground”, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

I almost passed over this since I am way over Dream Theater and the Mike Portney drama thing but I am glad I stopped and checked it out. What a great song!



Posted by Chuck Gee - July 17, 2013 at 6:28 AM

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4,900 singers in one choir!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Posted by Chuck Gee - July 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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