THE RAM JAM TV SHOW ONLINE MAGAZINE

Posted: April 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Hey what’s up my Ram Jammer? this is your boy RJ and man I am ready to do this. I want to take the time to spotlight an incredible artist who is on the steady climb here in the DMV, this artist is named 330.

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What kind of name is 330 you may ask? well the question you should be asking is what kind of artist is she? 330 is a MC who I have witnessed with my own eyes demolish battle rappers and poets alike. In this era of “Over-night rappers” as by homie Wild Boy Booker of 17 Bangas would say, it’s refreshing to see a lyrical artist true to the craft. 330 AKA Amanda Carter has just dropped her new single called “Faded” and it is HOT!

Click here to JAM!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCBrAalxp5w

I just wrapped up another recording today with my favorite DMV artist

Josh Urban.


Josh Urban always brings energy, skills and talent every time he visits The Ram JamTV Show and we are always grateful for him taking time from is Interactive Rail Tour to grace our stage. On this visit Josh showed us unique guitar he made from a cigar box and other household items, yea I said it “A cigar box”. Let me tell you one thing, a cigar box never sounded sweeter and funkier until Josh started playing it. When he started playing in quickly thought of Muddy Waters or one of the early pioneers of guitar lore, along with a bottle neck slider the sound was brilliant and blues at the same time. I just have one thing to say about his performance today, “Jammin'”.

THE GOOD NEWS

Erica McElrath calls herself “The Happy Lady.” And by now, you may have caught her singing and dancing with her mp3 player on any of several city street corners.

“I don’t want money,” said McElrath, 40, of St. Louis. “I come out here to make people smile.”

McElrath lost her full-time job in January. Since then, she has spent her days doing what she loves — dancing in the street. Her message to people at a time of economic distress: do something that you enjoy, no matter what your circumstances.

“Life is not that bad,” she said. “If you’re working 40 hours a week, you should not be complaining.”

McElrath graduated from Parkway Central High School and has spent the past 21 years working as a nursing assistant. She began singing and dancing publicly on her days off a few years ago to help her through the pain of her second divorce. (“I was too happy for him,” she says.)

Her favorite spot is the northwest corner of Chouteau Avenue and South Grand Boulevard near St. Louis University. But she says she also draws stares at Jefferson Avenue and Olive Street, North Grand Boulevard and Natural Bridge Avenue, and Southwest Avenue and Kingshighway. She has also danced at intersections in St. Charles and Belleville.

McElrath’s mp3 player is loaded with hundreds of classic rock hits and ’80s pop songs, including those by Joe Cocker, the Eagles, Tina Turner, the Eurythmics, Neil Diamond and Toto. But her favorite artist, by far, is Stevie Nicks.

Videos of McElrath have popped up on YouTube. Her own YouTube channel, “BouncyLady40,” shows a clip of her grooving to the song, “Play That Funky Music.” Her Facebook profile allows people to join the “The Happy Lady Club” and features photos and video clips of her singing and dancing around town.

“People think I’m crazy, but I don’t care,” she said. “I can’t dance a lick. I just be bouncing and going with the music.”

The occasional obscene gesture from a passing motorist doesn’t bother her either.

“I just smile and wave,” she said.

McElrath’s bravado recently earned her a job opportunity with Liberty Tax Service, which tentatively offered her a job as a dancing Statute of Liberty to promote a new location near Grand Center starting in January.

“Just be happy and do what you love,” she said. “The money will come.”

BY JOEL CURRIER • jcurrier@post-dispatch.com | 314-340-8256

 Ok my Ram Jammers, it’s time for the RJ to hit the club with one of the sexiest women I have ever known, my wife. The next time we hook up I will be bringing more videos, more up and coming artist and much more fun. If you would like to appear on the Ram Jam TV Show then send me a link at www.j40mediagroup@gmail.com and I promise I will check it out, until then keep Jammin’ and never give up on you dreams. PEACE!
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