The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV).

Audio: Eye on the Artist

Featured Artist: Mick MoneyBaggs

Genre: Rap

Location: Racine,Wisconsin

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

Connect:            www.facebook.com/MickMoneyBaggs

http://www.twitter.com/MickMoneyBaggs

Blog:        #TeamChaChing

* To our affliates in New York, our thoughts and prayers are with you as your recovery progresses from Hurricane Sandy.

Video: Featured Artist

Empire Nightclub

Location: Springfield, VA

Genre: Down DMV Life 2012 Showcase Part 2

Connect:    www.dmvlife.com

Twitter.com/Calmplexxx

Twitter.com/DMVLife

DMV Life 2012 headed up the event at the Empire Nightclub in Springfield, VA. Calmplexxx put on a master show with serious DMV artists. Professional, poised for success and managers in tow, these artists are already living the life of a junior in the big league game of rap. I never realized the influence this culture has. The tri-state area including Northern Virginia has the potential to feed, clothe and decently house its local artist. Face it; most artists have to go national to eat. But isn’t that the happy-ending, to be known worldwide? Well in this case, the praise speaks for itself. We are boasting artists in the know (how to make a dollar) is none other than Ms. Ria Ria Gottaluvme from Landover, MD. Her talent doesn’t just stop at rap, she also models, dances and host. Hooking up with lyrical genius, her collaboration with Krystal Platinumpuff titled “Xtra, Xtra” makes you wonder how this dynamic duo had hidden for so long. With their flow as tight as it is, I thought they were definitely not newbies.

A star is born! Kenton Dunson has been carrying a successful career that has taken him places working with artists like John Legend and Ryan Kellie Dunson is DMW‘s own Kanye West, seriously his sound is wicked. Be on the lookout for more of Dunson in our featured videos. Let me ask you a quick question: You know how success is so close that you can smell it? As is the case with 17 Bangas! Fun, Energetic and Smart. If I could name them, that’s exactly what it would be FES. Wildboy Booka, Pimplilblack and CardoLotto also display the hype that comes from this area. For example Dirty South has their own now we see that DC alone can’t contain it. This talent is hard-hitting, the beat is kickin and the lyrics are non-stop. 17 Bangas formed out of Landover, Maryland, look them up on Facebook and Twitter. Check out their video –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyGdP0MA_UA

Finally, if I keep going on about these famous acts you’d be here half the day and I’d lose readers. But be sure to look ’em up, support ’em! A special thanks to DMVLife, Calmplexx, Empire Nightclub, all the studios that showed up and especially the artists. Sunne, C-City,  and Eddie Black are also featured on this episode and can be found all over social media. Auditions for Part 3 will be held on November 10th &11th at Catwalk Studioz go to dmvlife.com website to learn more.

GOOD NEWS

The DMV from a Native’s Perspective

After over 40 years in this area, my how things have changed. If I could pull up all of the yearbooks beginning with George Washington Jr. High School, I would go further but anything beyond that, for the most part, is happy-go-lucky so it doesn’t really count. In my school went two races, the millionaires and the not millionaires. Bear in mind, where one group lacked, the other had in abundance. Suddenly out of the clear blue, along comes the middle class, a mixed group with a different language able to adapt to any environment. Before this could be considered a obstacle to either side along comes another class. Many of us found it difficult to ascertain any socio-economic level, this group was just too quiet and covering a large geographic area whether they walked or rode the bus was also illusive. That was the story until TC Williams High School. A little voice became louder and louder, more and more vocal until we are no longer the same. The landscape has broadened. Many languages are now spoken, many tribes are now heard. That’s the beauty of my strong, every-growing corner of the world in which I live. Many voices, many cultures, much music, art and expressions in the young and the wisdom of the old, it takes three-not one – to acquire a spot on the map. Not that type of bullet.

MD 202 in Greater Landover

MD 202 in Greater Landover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in,

KJ

To contact the artist:

@17Bangas

@therealsunne

@platinumpuff

@kentondunson

@calmplexxx

@DMVLIFE

Also find them on Facebook/

Ria Ria Gottaluvme

C-City

and of course,

@ramjamtvshow

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Audio: Eye on the Artist

Featured Artist: Dunson

Genre: Rap

Location: DMV

Website: http://dunsonmusic.com/

Connect:    www.facebook.com/Dunson

http://www.twitter.com/KentonDunson

Blog:    www.dunsonmusic.com/blog

 

Video: Featured Artist

Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction

Location: Washington, DC

Genre: Jazz

Connect:    http://www.jazzfaction.com/

http://www.facebook.com/mikemarolda

www.twitter.com/saxxymike

One of our most challenging shoots and also one of our favorites Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction redefined the sound of Washington, DC in our studios recently. Bringing his jazz quartet to RAM Jam, making them the first to perform on the stage, the fun four included Cam Towner on Bass, Clif MaCall on Keyboard, Marty Risemberg on Percussion and the man himself Mike Marolda on Saxophone.

Mike began playing various instruments in the sixth grade; he is now highly trained in jazz music, fluent in classical, rock, funk, r&b, and anything else that swings. As a free-lance musician in Washington, D.C. Mike formed the Jazz Faction from a group they also play in, The DC Transit Band.

Cam Towner has traveled the world playing music while serving in the US Navy and has been playing since the late seventies. Cam’s laid back, cool demeanor really helped us during the most hectic times as we fought our way through the technical issues of that day.

Clif McCall currently studies at George Mason University, but we are sure happy that being a student doesn’t stop him from performing live! Clif was also inspired to play music at an early age. He has mastered his skill through church, studying and having influences like Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderly. Clif aspires to perform music professionally.

Marty Risemberg is a native of Virginia and has studied everything percussion but found his love for Jazz after one year of classical training at George Mason University. Marty’s hidden talent is rap and he’s awesome, but shh, you didn’t hear that from us!

With this group, hints of the classics can definitely be distinguished.

Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction are available for booking over the holidays and I’m here to witness, it will be an unforgettable event.

 

GOOD NEWS

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness (Photo credit: AslanMedia)


Just recently a very dear friend of mine lost her battle to breast cancer. Gail was my first coach without either of us knowing it. When I was first starting out in corporate America, she showed me how to negotiate and not negate my skills. Through her sense of style and budding personality she defined flavor. Gail had the strongest constitution of just about any woman of that day; she knew how to take care of herself and was never afraid to show anyone with a desire to want to know. That’s why it devastated me to find out about this condition that we bring to the forefront every October, but is important to know all year round, breast cancer overcame my friend.

FACTS AND STATS

Can I prevent breast cancer?

The causes of breast cancer are not fully understood.

Although it is clear that age, gender and lifetime exposure to estrogen and other factors play an important role. Because no one knows exactly what causes breast cancer to develop in a certain person at a certain time, there are no sure ways to prevent it.

However, there are steps that you can take that may reduce your risk. These include maintaining a healthy weight, adding exercise into your routine, limiting alcohol intake and postmenopausal hormones, and breastfeeding if you can. For women at higher risk, taking tamoxifen or raloxifene may reduce the risk of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.

Your best defense

The best way to find breast cancer early is to get screened. Talk to your health care provider about what screening tests is right for you.

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is the best screening tool used today to find breast cancer early. A mammogram can find cancer in its earliest stages, even before a lump can be felt. All women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year. If you are younger than age 40 with either a family history of breast cancer or other concerns, talk with your health care provider about when to start getting mammograms or other screening tests, like MRI, and how often to have them.

A clinical breast exam is done by a health care provider who checks your breasts and underarm areas for any lumps or changes. Many women have a clinical breast exam when they get their Pap test. Women should have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between the ages of 20 and 39 and every year starting at age 40.


It is very important to know the risk factors and prevention, self-breast awareness, early detection and screening and that this is a condition that can affect men as well. Each blog update for the remainder of this month will be dedicated to my friend and breast cancer awareness. Find out more at http://ww5.komen.org/ and http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org. We encourage you to do your research and be well informed.

A Word from the Coach:

There are some exciting developments in the Radical Success Womens Conference coming up in March 2013 Farnosh Tarobi, Lisa Nichols, Jillian Michaels, just to name a few have been confirmed and are ready to help you to “A Powerful, Transformational and Educational Experience!” I attended earlier this year and the transformation is still happening. You will connect with entrepreneurial, lifetime and successful women for three days straight. It’s something you don’t want to miss. Find out more and reserve your place at http://getradicalconference.com/.

Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in,

KJ

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The Good News Post

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

 

Hello All!

 

 

A while back I asked if you knew of any good news you wanted to share.  Well Good News, you did!  Now I’m happy to share your good news with the rest of the world.    A couple of weeks ago Josh Urban visited our studio (more about Josh to come).  Josh is doing an Interactive Rail Tour across the East Coast to spread the word about people who he calls “Comrades.” Comrades are other independent artists, like Josh who has something to share.  Be it a good cause or a jam session, Josh is currently on tour now making his way to Alexandria, VA where we’ll meet up and party on King Street in Old Town.  He then continues on his journey making his way to Charlottesville, VA.  But here’s the man himself spelling it all out for you.  You can find Josh Urban and his Interactive Rail Tour on Facebook; don’t forget to #JURT to let him know you’re watching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All aboard the #JURT! (You don’t even have to be in the same country!) Everyone’s got a story. What’s yours? Share it with the world from Friday, September 7th, to Monday, September 17th using the hashtag #JURT to broadcast to a worldwide audience on social media.

So, what about me? I’m taking a total of 8 trains from Charlotte, NC, all the way to NYC, playing street music, jamming with people (hopefully you!) along the way, and sharing it all over social media, broadcasting live over my Google + page (gplus.to/joshurban) and YouTube channe (www.youtube.com/​poodlemanjosh)l.

My audience is your audience! I’m taking the world on tour, bro! At the end of the tour, I’ll be gathering all media and putting together a video of it!

Here’s how you participate:

1. Tweet, Instagram, and post on Google + using the hashtag #JURT. Use my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/​officialjosh

Tell your story, share your photos, the world as you see it, your observations, poems, music show promo, cool recipes…anything cool! See it in the compilation video at the end of the tour!

 2. Come jam with me! I’ll be in the following cities:

 Alexandria, VA 9/7

 Charlottesvile, VA 9/7

 Charlotte, NC 9/8

 Richmond, VA 9/9

 Washington, DC 9/14

 Philadelphia, PA 9/15

 New York, NY 9/16

3. Tell your friends! Get THEM to tour, and to follow you on your very own #JURT tour, as well!

It’s the world – on tour.

See you there, comrade!

 

More Good News

At The RAM Jam TV Show we are quick to report the Good News that’s on our radar, but nothing gets us more excited than when an artist is doing their part!  We know that it’s a challenge to do what independent/unsigned artists do all the time.  To keep the desire and the drive while building a fan base, dealing with management or even self-management.  But when an artist takes the time to focus on a need that impacts their community, well, that gets us really talk’in.  As is the case with longtime artist Queen Guttah aka Stephanie Spinner from Washington, DC, Queen as we affectionately call her will be participating in the Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless 5k Run/Walk event October 14 in Fort Hunt, Virginia.  Check out their website for details http://hiphop4thehomeless.wordpress.com/

Hip –Hop 4 the Homeless was founded by Social Entrepreneur Brother MANIAC (Major Cameron) for the purpose of putting on music events and fundraisers to assist Homeless Organizations in various cities in the US and Abroad.   The goal of the organization is to raise money and put on events, food drives, clothing drives all to assist Homeless individuals and families get back to point of being in a home and self-sufficient condition.

 

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Not only is the cause worthy, it’s interactive!  For every city that Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless visits, they feature the local artists.  So cool!  Below are the dates for the 2012 Hip Hop 4 the Homeless Tour:

Sat Sep 15 Washington, DC The Building(9pm-2am)

Sat Sep 29 Syracuse, NY SouthWest Community Center(8pm-12Midnight)

Wed Oct 3 Baltimore, MD Aloft BWI Airport(8pm-12Midnight)

Thu Oct 4 New York, NY Holiday Inn(8pm-12Midnight)

Fri Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA Holiday Inn Lansdale(8pm-12Midnight)

Sat Oct 6 Alexandria, VA Club One(4pm-8pm)

Sun Oct 7 Washington, DC Hampton Conference Center(4pm-8pm)

Thu Oct 11 Charlotte, NC Ramada Plaza Hotel(8pm-12Midnight)

Fri Oct 12 Atlanta, GA Hilton Suites(8pm-12Midnight)

Sat Oct 13 Raleigh, NC Mariott Research Hotel(6pm-10pm)

Wed Oct 31 Washington, DC The Building(8pm-12 Midnight)

Fri Nov 9 Houston, TX Doubletree Suites (8pm-12Midnight)

Sat Nov 10 Los Angeles, CA Holiday Inn anaheim (8pm-12Midnight)

Sat Nov 11 Las Vegas, NV La Quinta Inn (8pm-12Midnight)

Fri Nov 23 Orlando, FL Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel (8pm-12Midnight)

Sat Nov 24 Miami, FL Holiday Inn MIA (8pm-12Midnight)

Fri Dec 7 Capitol Hgts, MD Holiday Inn 15101 Sweitzer Ln Laurel, MD(8pm-12Midnight)

Fri Dec 21 Detroit, MI TBA

Sat Dec 22 Chicago, IL TBA

No matter where you are, here’s a chance to make a difference.

Now finally,

A Word from the Coach

In this lag time as the kids go back to school and we become adjusted to our new schedules or in some cases, our new found freedom we sometimes  need a butt-kickin, made accountable for, get back focused and turn-your-life-around talking to.  Here are some reminders about living radically successful with my favorite life coach Doreen Rainey:

 

 Your Big Ol’ But

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with someone who shared the big goals they were working on. They excitedly went on and on about all that they were going to do and what life would be like once they were accomplished.

As they got more animated and enthusiastic about the direction they were headed, I found myself getting just as pumped up and inspired as they were by hearing them lay out what was to come.

Then I realized something. This conversation sounded very familiar. Like I’d had it before…with this same person!

Then it hit me! We’d actually had a conversation similar to this quite a while ago and I quickly saw that they had made little progress towards achieving them.

When I gently pointed this out, they acknowledged their slow progress but quickly offered a reason. Hearing it, I offered what I thought was a pretty good solution to what they just said. They nodded in agreement and then said, “Yea…but…”

Hearing them out, I empathized with them, however, saw a way for them to work through it. When I shared a new approach they could take with the situation, they nodded in agreement and then said, “Yea…but”.

This went on for another 2 rounds of their excuses, my solutions and the inevitable “yea…but”.

Finally, I ended the conversation and wished them the best, simply stating, “Your but is too big for me”!

Have you experienced this before? Maybe a friend or family member has come to you and asked for advice. They seem genuine in their request and are attentive to your response, indicating that they are ready to take decisive action on whatever you recommend. And then….it happens.

Their big but gets in the way.

Or, maybe you are the one with the big but! Have you ever said the following:

But…I don’t know how.

But…I don’t have any support.

But…you don’t know MY situation.

But…I don’t have enough time.

But…I have too many other things to do.

But…it’s too hard.

But…I don’t know where to start.

If you’ve ever explored working with a coach, you may have been told that coaches want to work with people who are “ready”. What does ready mean? It means you are ready to retire your big ol’ but!

It means that instead of looking immediately at the obstacles that come with getting what you want, you focus on the possibilities. It means that instead of seeing the challenges, you see the solutions.

I say retire your “big but” and replace it with a new mantra: “how can I make it happen”.

When you turn your attention to proactive steps you can take to overcome your challenges, you realize your but isn’t so big after all!

RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey is the founder of the RADICAL Success Institute and the annual Get RADICAL Women’s Conference.

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: “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

 

Well, this wraps up our Good News Segment.  See why we’re tempted to call it great news?

BTW – if you’re artists with your own original music, we invite you to join us.  We can be found on Cox Channel 10 and wherever FIOS is available in VA, MD, and DC and in Manhattan on Channel 4.

Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in!

The RAM Jam TV Show

Random Acts of Music from Independent Artists worldwide!

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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!

 

 

 

Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Kayo Guevarra

Genre: Hip-Hop/Positive Rap

Website:

Connect: Youtube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=torD4mocvFw

Buy it here: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-myth/id395394108

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

Fairfax Pets on Wheels, Inc. provides companionship and an improved quality of life to Fairfax area residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities through regular pet visitation by trained volunteers and their approved pets. The program benefits both residents and the visiting volunteer teams. The Residents benefit from the medically-proven calming effect of touching animals. The Volunteers add a new dimension to their own lives and discover that sharing a pet and an hour or two of their time on a regular basis can provide deeply satisfying rewards. Pets enjoy the extra attention and can make new friends by participating in group visits. Find out more information about Fairfax Pets on Wheels. How you can volunteer and who should volunteer at fpow.org.

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.

Suits and Blouses Ready For Clients

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.

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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

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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.”

 

Audio:    Eye on the Artist 

Feature: King Myers, Long Island, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop

Website: http://

 Connect:   Facebook, Twitter @realkingmyers, Youtube.com

Video: Featured Artist

One Day to Escape

Location: DMV (Northern Virginia)

Genre: Rock, Punk

Connect: Facebook

We ran into One Day to Escape in Chantilly, VA. At the time they were doing some cover songs which was fine, but the amazing thing about these boys was that in just three short weeks they wrote, composed and practiced three awesome original songs and performed well. I have to admit we were impressed. The crew Alex, 13; Lance 15; Sean and James 15, came out to the studio and lit up the green screen with energy, personality and rock! Reminding me of no one particular group, there were hints of influence from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Devo. These crazy fun guys did an awesome performance worthy of a repeat. Check out their on air debut Dementia:

GOOD NEWS

I really hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. I also hope you remembered to take some time and reflect on the sacrifices that our military families make every day to ensure our freedoms and protection. We would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all you do for our country. Learn more at http://www.militaryfamily.org/

A Word from the Coach

Always know that you have “it” in you! Whatever you need to achieve your biggest goals lies within you. It may need a little TLC, a little attention, support and perhaps some added learning. But you’ve got it!” ~Doreen Rainey~

“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.”

Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in!

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Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Athel Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock

Website: http://www.wix.com/athelmusi5/athel

Connect: Facebook, Twitter, athelmusic.com

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 Video: Featured Artist

J 40 Media Group

Location: Woodbridge, VA

Genre: Every Random Act

Connect: Facebook, Twitter, @RAMJamTVShow http://www.j40mediagroup.com

Normally I would never take this opportunity to promote any other business other than an artist, but this is important for you to know.

Why is it so important?

It’s important because we as a business recognize the need to change the way music handles business. We’ve emphasized before how the industry has changed the way it discovers artists. Today you need to be armed with a proven track record of your marketability (to get fans and sales). We at J 40 thanks to the RAM Jam TV Show are in the unique position to provide an advantage to serious artists who are willing to put in the work to do just that. While still young we realized early on by talking to artists and their managers that the most important thing is exposure and more than just a web-based presence but in mainstream as well. That coupled with a lack of promoting themselves as a business. To achieve a complete package, one must have a web presence, videos and promotional. With a little elbow grease and investment your chances of becoming the next great sensation are closer than you think or at least to run your business on your own terms.

Why J 40 Media Group?

Like I’ve mentioned before J 40 is in the unique position because it offer a platform for “one-stop shopping.” We don’t claim to be able to suite all needs, but we are the best step in the right direction.

Find out more at a sneak peek of our website at www.j40mediagroup.com. It’s not all done yet, but we are so excited to bring you this offering I just couldn’t wait. Be sure to check back on Friday for the official launch. Happy jamm’in with ‘cha!

I PROMISE…

To bring you back the awesome music you’re accustomed to getting when you log on to our blog. We’ve had some exciting acts grace our studio that I just cannot wait to air. One Day to Escape is a boy group headed in the right direction. Infinite Hill is the coolest band yet and Maggie, I can’t wait to tell you about Maggie.

GOOD NEWS?

It’s everywhere! Got a story you’d like to share? Hit us up, we want to hear about it.

In closing: A Word from the Coach

RADICAL Thought for the Day: Maximize this opportunity called life. ~ Doreen Rainey

“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

Until next time,

Happy Jamming!

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