Archive for June, 2012

David Mascatello

Posted: June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

 

Audio: Eye on the Artist : Dot Star

Feature: Video-XPensive on youtube.com/dotstar

Azeez Adeshina Akinpelu, formally known on stage as ‘Dotstar aka Lagosboi’ is a young talented voice from North West London but he has come a very long way from nappies and a baby’s bottle. Growing up in a one bedroom flat in East London’s Hackney Adeshina was forced to manage the small things that he had. His parents were not millionaires but they would do everything to keep Adeshina smiling, buying him pianos, drums, guitars and his very first Michael Jackson Double CD was the start of what lead him to become what he is today. Dotstar’s music conveys a great deal of African influence and this is because of his background. Regularly visiting the motherland to see family and receive inspiration he is extremely proud of his roots. But don’t let Dotstar’s young face fool you, now 18, Adeshina has grown into a matured artist, writing and performing concept and dance songs. He is currently working on his album (Untitled) and his mixtape (Introducing:Lagosboi Vol.1) while promoting his second single ‘She’s Killing Me’

 

Genre: Electronica / Alternative / Experimental

 

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/dotstar

 

Connect: Twitter,Facebook,

 

 

Video: Check out David Mascatello on our youtube page=TheRAMJAMTVShow

 

David Mascatello

 

Location: Great Falls, Virginia

 

Genre: Acoustic

 

Connect: Facebook/Planetary Band Music

 

Talk about a man with a plan! David has his hand in several projects, but that doesn’t take away from his talent in music. David put lyrics together based on hard-hitting facts of reality and he does it in passion, poise and grace. He’s a cool dude from head- to-toe donning sunglasses throughout his entire that sort of reminds me of the man in black, Johnny Cash and delivers a great performance. Planetary Band Music is David’s business that specializes in music lessons, recording and performances. He also MCs many Open Mics in Reston and Chantilly, Virginia don’t miss him at Open Mic and check him out on RAM JAM!

 

Coming soon! A new website for RAM Jam that will provide detailed information about our show, artist’s links, merchandise and more. But the things we are most excited about are FULL EPISODES. Finally after all this time our Twitter followers will be able to SEE what I’m always going on about. We are passionate about our unknown artists but if we have it our way, they won’t be “unknown” for too much longer!

 

GOOD NEWS The IBrain

The iBrain. It is designed to take brainwaves and have them be communicated on a computer. It consists of a black headband that contains neurotransmitters.

Essentially this is the latest experiment into mind reading, Stephen Hawking has already used the technology.

Last summer the creator
Dr. Phillip Low
traveled to England to meet with Hawking. He fitted him with the iBrain device and asked him to use as much of his brain power as he could to imagine he was scrunching his hand into a ball. The aim was to see whether his thoughts could be transcribed into words, through a series of signals.

At the time, Low told the New York Times: “We wanted to see if there was any change in the signal. And in fact, we did see a change in the signal.”

Low told the Telegraph that his brainwave technology “opens the possibility to link intended movements to a library of words and convert them into speech, thus providing motor neuron sufferers with communication tools more dependent on the brain than on the body.”

Hawking’s hand muscles are fading. He can no longer use the clicker with which he formerly activated his voice machine.

He now has to operate a “cheek switch,” which means it takes several minutes for a message to be generated.

The iBrain has already been proposed as an alternative to sleep labs and the researchers behind it believe it may even be able to, one day, help with the treatment of depression and even autism.

WOW!

 

 

 

 

A Word from the Coach

Doreen Rainey, Success Coach,

Founder Radical Women’s Conference

How Long Do You Keep Trying?

By Doreen Rainey

One of the questions I often get is “how long do I keep trying?”

If they are pursuing their own business: “How long do I try?”

If they are working to improve a relationship: “How long do I try?”

If they are hoping to excel at their current employer: “How long do I try?”

Have you ever felt that way?

Have you felt like you’ve been working, trying, pushing, committed, focused and in hot pursuit of something you really want – something you really believe in – and it’s just not happening.

Maybe you have already given so much. Your time, resources, effort, blood, sweat, tears and your heart and soul. And still….it’s not coming together.

Jim Rohn has said: How long should you try? Until

Not only do I believe this quote, but when I speak at conferences and workshops and coach my clients, I often say that you should never give up. That when you are faced with the choice to stop or to keep going – you should always choose to keep going. However, let me clarify exactly what I mean.

When I say never stop, to never give up. I’m talking about the ultimate goal: To live a life where you are joyful, fulfilled, and connected – having a sense of purpose and accomplishment that is truly individually defined by you. That when you wake up – you are fully energized and excited about what opportunities are before you, yet also grateful and reflective of all that you already have and have already accomplished.

And it’s on THAT goal that I say “never stop” and “keep going.”

Now, in the quest to achieve that ultimate goal, you may start some things, stop some things, change directions, reevaluate, realign your resources, adjust your efforts or alter your circle of influence.

You may choose to let some ideas go, let some people go, seek out other options or continue on the current path. You may need to leave a job, apply for a new job, start a business, close down a business, seek out new relationships or continue to foster the ones you have. You may need to move across the country or down the street or make the decision to sell everything and travel the world.

While life is a journey, we should absolutely be clear on our destination – it’s not a certain position in our company, a certain revenue goal in our business, a list of letters behind our name, a certain weight or size, or a particular number in our bank account.

It’s about living full out. Doing, being, giving and having on a level that gives you deep meaning and an all-consuming feeling of contentment. It’s about the quest for inner peace, fulfillment and making a contribution.

And on THAT goal – we never stop trying

Well that’s it for this week but we have a very special blog for you coming up. We will be talking about R&B singer Venise Fox, who will be gracing the RAM JAM stage in July. Until then, HAPPY JAMMING!

 

 

 

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Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Kayo Guevarra

Genre: Hip-Hop/Positive Rap

Website:

Connect: Youtube Channel

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Video: Featured Artist

Maggie Anderson

Location: DMV

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Connect: Facebook/Maggie Anderson Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It5XPIy78gc&feature=plcp

Maggie Anderson from Chantilly, Virginia was our first acoustic artist in the studio. Maggie brought the sunshine in with her and left us with a new appreciation to the beautiful song of a guitar. Maggie’s sound was on point as was her attitude. The outline of a true music professional, she is currently studying music business. She is interested in performing at venues throughout Washington, DC. Maggie performed three original songs for us, all of which share a haunting melody, a pleasant remembrance. Connect with Maggie on Facebook and support her music. But remember where you saw her first – This is RAM Jam!

Singer/Song writer

Climbing the stairs of stardom

  

 

 

 

 

Coming soon! A new website for RAM Jam that will provide detailed information about our show, artist’s links, merchandise and more. But the things we are most excited about are FULL EPISODES. Finally after all this time our Twitter followers will be able to SEE what I’m always going on about. We are passionate about our unknown artists but if we have it our way, they won’t be “unknown” for too much longer!

GOOD NEWS

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A Word from the Coach

Doreen Rainey, Success Coach,

Founder Radical Women’s Conference

 

Dress for Success!

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year we reach more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.

On her initial visit, a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.

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To meet the need for services that would help women both find and keep jobs, they established the Professional Women’s Group (PWG) program, which offers women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce, build thriving careers and prosper in the mainstream workplace. Once a woman joins the PWG she is a member for life, able to attend meetings at any affiliate throughout the world and can benefit from additional employment retention and mentoring programs.

Dress for Success also has developed Career Center, an initiative that promotes confidence and professionalism by providing women career guidance, the chance to acquire technology skills and assistance in their job searches.

“RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey helps her clients Get RADICAL – by defining success for themselves and having the guts to go after it. Get her FREE RADICAL Success Starter Kit at http://www.doreenrainey.com.”

© 2012 Doreen Rainey

 

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Until next time,

Happy Jammin’!

Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Asia Bryant, Atlanta, GA by way of Charleston, SC

Genre: R&B

Website: http://asiabryant.com

 Connect: Facebook, Twitter

If You Love Me

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGR3pFUsFo

 

Video: Featured Artist

 

Infinite Hill

 

Location: DMV (Northern Virginia)

 

Genre: Hip-Hop

 

Connect: Coming soon!

 

Influences: Radio Head, Incubus, Beatles to name just a few.

 

Infinite Hill out of Northern Virginia has been one of the best performances to date. These six dudes showed up to our studio a few weeks ago lively, energetic, flirtatious and fun. Truly artists of their craft, we were blown away by the easiness of Phil on lead guitar, Mani’s smooth, strong vocals you can get a really good idea of the melody I’m going on about by viewing this clip of them performing “Simplicity”:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lknREScNuZ4

You will see the dynamic stage presence of Chris, Dominic is over in the corner doing some Hendrix stuff on rhythm guitar. Adam is a “Wonder” on bass and Derrick is working it out on percussion, at first glance I thought he was Pharrell.

English: Pharrell Williams performing with N.E...

English: Pharrell Williams performing with N.E.R.D in Pori Jazz 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was really a treat for the entire studio to beentertained by these guys who we will all be paying to see real soon, “I got a good feeling about this.”

 

GOOD NEWS

Global Music Project is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization representing music fans, artists, event promoters, progressive businesses, social activists, and others who believe in the power of music to attract, educate, and inspire humanity to participate in making a better world. Find out more inccluding uploading your music, networking and it’s all free! http://www.globalmusicproject.org

 

A Word from the Coach

 

Be Inspired By Her Story

 

One of the strategies I use to stay focused, on track and motivated to keep working towards my goals is to read, listen or watch inspiring stories of those who have achieved the type of success that resonates with me.

That’s one of the reasons I absolutely love the RADICAL Woman Awards. Reading the stories of the nominees and finalists clearly demonstrate what perseverance, commitment and desire to never give up can do.

Sometimes, as we work to achieve our self defined success, we feel as if we are all alone – as if no one is going through what we are going through. That is simply not true.

Whether you are building your own business, dealing with health challenges, managing difficult relationships or getting your finances together, there are many others who have been there – done that – and came out on top.

Our RADICAL Award winners are shining examples of that. At this year’s Get RADICAL Women’s Conference, each woman shared a piece of her journey with us – invoking smiles, laughter and a few tears. They courageously talked about their impressive achievements as well as the challenges they were forced to overcome.

Stories have a way of moving us…touching us…and reminding us that we can do it – that our dreams are possible.

Read more and be inspired by reading this article in its entirety: http://getradicalconference.com/program/radical-award

“RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey helps her clients Get RADICAL – by defining success for themselves and getting the guts to go after it. Get her FREE RADICAL Success Starter Kit at http://www.doreenrainey.com.”