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If music be the food of love,
Sing on till I am fill’d with joy;
For then my list’ning soul you move
To pleasures that can never cloy.
Your eyes, your mien, your tongue declare
That you are music ev’rywhere.
Pleasures invade both eye and ear,
So fierce the transports are, they wound,
And all my senses feasted are,
Tho’ yet the treat is only sound,
Sure I must perish by your charms,
Unless you save me in your arms.
If music is the “food of Love” then REMEDY JAM OUTBURST is a new website that is head over heels.
The site is dedicated to exploring how music impacts a life through pop culture, current events, politics, emotions and opinions.
The term “Remedy Jam” (coined by founder Rich Overton) is a song that hits one at the very right place at the very right time, showing a new perspective, outlook, path, or simply brightening a day.
Rich told me, “Remedy Jam Outburst is a music site I started to celebrate artists whose voices are helping to change the world. There are interviews, blog entries, music news, and more. Check it out!”
Check it out I did….and found it to be an exciting place to explore. Before long, I was linking to youtube, checking out videos by the artists on the site.
You know how it is? You start on one site, you hear or read something that stimulates an interest and the next thing you know you’re off on a musical journey.
How music impacts YOUR life and what it means to YOU is, in itself, a Remedy Jam Outburst.
Recent “Remedy Jam Sessions” (exclusive interviews) include Grammy nominees Sam Sparro, Lisa Loeb and Queen of Electro-Soul Billie Ray Martin.
If you love to discover new music or to read interviews with people whose music you enjoy then what are you waiting for?
Become part of their movement.
Remedy Jam Outburst - http://www.remedyjamoutburst.com
Rich Overton is the CEO of RJO Artist Relations & Management which is a promotion, and development company that includes projects targeting the LGBT Community. Featured artists have included Billie Ray Martin, Ari Gold, Levi Kreis, Brian Kent, Kelly King, Rachael Sage, Girlyman, Billy Porter and more.
With over 10 years experience in the entertainment industry, Overton, a Boston Native, began his career as the first ever male host of WERS Women In Music where he built the shows popularity by interviewing artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Donna Delory, Billie Myers, Patty Larkin, SONiA and Ferron. This led to many opportunities working and gaining experience at Full House Promotions (Vance Gilbert, Greg Brown) in Boston, Nettwerk Management in Los Angeles (Dido, Sarah McLachlan), Virgin Records in Beverly Hills (Janet Jackson, Nikka Costa, Lenny Kravitz), MPress Records (Rachael Sage) and Two Sheps That Pass Marketing in NYC (Groovelily, Mannheim Steamroller). In 2002 Overton created RJO in New York City and highlights have included managing and developing Out Award Winning Recording Artist Ari Gold through 2 World Tours, 2 CD Releases and a Top 10 Billboard Dance Hit. Other highlights include producing 3 Brian Kent Music Videos and placements in such outlets as Billboard Magazine, People Magazine, Out Magazine, VH-1, LOGO, HBO, NPR, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Overton is heavily involved in such organizations as The Reciprocity Foundation, Marriage Equality, Ali Forney Center, LIGALY and more. He recently received the QBliss 2008 Empowerment Award for creating change within the LGBT Community.
BESIDES ALL THIS, RICH IS A MEMBER OF MY NEVER BLEND IN FAMILY.
BELOW IS AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM HIS INTERVIEW WHICH WITH BE FEATURED IN THE FORTHCOMING BOOK, NEVER BLEND IN:
The media definitely has a role to play in the promotion of role models for minority groups because of its default obvious influence over our culture and world. Sometimes it is the only outlet for some LGBT youth and young adults who have not yet come out or who are surrounded by a narrow-minded environment. Because of this, I think it is important for the media to take responsibility for depicting the full spectrum and positive sides of people in all minority cultures. When this happens, it can change lives for the better. Unfortunately this is not always the case as sometimes only the negative stereotypes or negative angles/tones are shown in media. Because of this, I do think it’s important to acknowledge that some of the best role models may not be on television or in the media at all. They can be a friend, a loved one, family member or even stranger that one shares a single moment with.
The greater diversity of the LGBT community does not just extend to television, but also in film and music: Candis Cayne, Wanda Sykes, Sam Sparro, Nathan Lane, Clay Aiken, John Amaechi, Chuck Panozzo, Ellen… the list goes on and on. Within our community there is so much diversity and I am very happy to see a greater presence in the media. I can only hope for more as we progress and become even more educated as a nation. There are so many more out there living their truth in the public eye, including so many artists I have worked with directly at RJO. This not only has a tremendous effect on those who identify as LGBT, but also on the world at large. It shows that the world as a whole is being represented more authentically. People need to see this and continue to see more of this. This breeds acceptance.
The talent of my artists and the obstacles that they face inspire me all the time. They put themselves out there in such a vulnerable way being singer-songwriters with SOMETHING TO SAY. Working with artists who have SOMETHING TO SAY is what inspires and moves me the most to be a better person and make an impact. With all the struggles, ups & downs from every side of this music industry, it is worth it when I hear the music and see the live performance. I am so grateful for the artists I have met and worked directly with as part of this journey.
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DAVID E WATTERS HAS JUST LAUNCHED A VIDEO CAMPAIGN TO COINCIDE WITH HIS BOOK, NEVER BLEND IN. PLEASE JOIN HIM IN THIS INITIATIVE AND BRING HOPE TO THOSE WHO HAVE NONE
PRESS RELEASE – THE “Give ‘em Hope” VIDEO INITIATIVE
In these times of increased bullying and the rise in suicide ideation amongst those who identify as LGBT, author of the inspirational NEVER BLEND IN and Director of NBI Associates, David E. Watters, is launching a video campaign to inspire, encourage and uplift those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief.
He is seeking individuals, couples and groups to share their stories in a bid to provide support and encouragement to anyone doubting their validity.
These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will become a powerful toolkit to help others understand how self esteem determines the path they choose and that life need not be a self fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, eliminate self imposed limitations and cease dependence on others to provide validity.
IF YOU LIVE UNLIMITED BY LABELS THEN TELL US HOW IT’S DONE.
Whether you are L.G. B or T…or ANY other letter of the alphabet, make and send your video to:DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
HELP TO VALIDATE THE DISENFRANCHISED BY SHARING YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE (NBIassociates), NBI WORDPRESS (http://neverblendin.wordpress.com/) AND THE NBI ASSOCIATES WEBSITE (www.nbiassociates.co.uk)
MAKE A VIDEO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
EMAIL IT TO DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
You can be as creative as you like and the only criteria is that you encourage, as you already do, others to feel confident in living the life that they were born to live.
REED McGOWAN IS A KEY VOICE IN THE FORTHCOMING BOOK, NEVER BLEND IN: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk
INTERVIEW EXTRACT (MATERIAL HERE IS COPYRIGHTED AND SHOULD NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE CORRECT AUTHORISATION. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING THIS):
I believe everything has changed me for the better, even the circumstances which I may have viewed as unfavorable. Perspective is the key to learning how to survive. The smallest actions can yield the most profound results. Unfortunately, most of the life-changing experiences of my past were primarily negative; in the long run, I suppose everything worked towards shaping me for the better. It all depends on how each person handles the cards they are dealt in life. This is why positive reinforcement is so important.
REED McGOWAN began his music career in 1985 at The Bourbon Pub & Parade Disco in New Orleans, as one of their first DJ/VJs. In 1996, he established New York City as a permanent home and has enjoyed spinning in the company of many other DJ masters including: Hex Hector, Junior Vasquez, Louis Morhaim, Man Parrish, Quentin Harris, Randy Bettis, Tony Moran, Victor Calderone, and Warren Gluck.
During his twenty-plus years of spinning, REED McGOWAN has graced the decks at such NYC nightlife institutions as: Crobar, Eagle, Hammerstein Ballroom, Limelight, Lure, Monster, Mr. Black, Palladium, Roseland, Splash, Tunnel, and Webster Hall. His events have covered everything from fashion, fundraisers & charity events to circuit parties, private functions and cast parties. REED McGOWAN’s style is an eclectic blend of mixed genres that include: House, Progressive, Electronic, Tribal, Circuit, Industrial, Indie, Rock, Soul, Top 40 and Dance/Disco/Classics.
REED McGOWAN has gained a reputation as consummate professional and accomplished Video Editor, with his works being seen in clubs all over the world. Included are such videos as: Mama Mia/Mommie Dearest clip, RuPaul’s Superfreak Medley, various television/movie/film montages (Brady Bunch’s Bewitched, Liz Taylor Tribute, Divine Tribute); and all have been made famous at Splash Bar New York.
The culmination of his experience has led him to the point in is life where music production is now his passion as well as “turntablism”. This creative fervor has led him to his own original Billboard charting productions.
REED McGOWAN’s own compositions have been remixed by such peers as: Edson Pride, Hex Hector, Jamie J Sanchez, Midnight Society, Quentin Harris, Rich Morel, Tim Letteer, Timmy Regisford, Tony Moran, Twisted Dee, Warren Rigg, and more.
REED McGOWAN has also worked on remixes, productions & promo releases for such artists as: Ari Gold, Carol Jiani, Cyndi Lauper, Deborah Harry, Justice, Lady GaGa, Marty Thomas, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters, St. Etienne, Sylvia Tosun, The Presets, Ultra Nate, Young Love, and others.
His production work is a testament to his ability, not only as DJ/Producer, but also as a songwriter. In the recent past, REED McGOWAN has been honored with two Billboard Magazine Songwriting awards.
After twenty-years in the industry, REED McGOWAN has moved his career to the next level with his group eMpulse, a collaborative project incorporating the talents of his many DJ peers which showcases his songwriting abilities as well as his performance skills. REED McGOWAN maintains regular appearances in New York City, the US, and overseas for major events, as well as abroad.
DJ/Producer’s Reed McGowan’s music can be found on iTunes under his eMpulse side-project name @ http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/empulse/id262267977#
DJ/Producer Reed McGowan can also be found on:
- Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/ReedMcGowanFanPage
- MySpace @ http://www.myspace.com/ReedMcGowan
- Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/eMpulseNYC
- YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=508CDCE6B102554C
DJ/Producer Reed McGowan’s DJ/mix demos can be heard on:
EMPULSE is the brainchild of DJ/Producer Reed McGowan. Refreshingly poetic in it’s approach, the subject matter is an irreverent & cathartic epithet of modern life. With this electronic crunk-punk slam on American pop culture & politics, Reed McGowan opens up the dance floor to a broader spectrum of sound, as heard in the Empulse debut release of “American Idle”& “Fight The People (With Love)”…which showcases his song writing talents and hints to the many influences of dance music which have defined Reed’s unique & provocative sound over the years.
Craig Mingus – email@example.com
Production, Remixing, Songwriting, Performance