Posts Tagged ‘Doreen Rainey’

Random Acts of Music

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

 

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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

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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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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

 

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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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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

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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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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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