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Comedic Drag Superstar Zenobia Darling takes Coffee Breaks with Earthlings to gossip, rant, and bitch about all that is pop culture, with a special emphasis on all the amazing reality TV (Like The Real Housewives and Ghost Adventures) and modern media moments we are obsessed with. Sprinkled throughout these conversations are candid chats of the paranormal, cultured discussions on current events, and comedic takes on the real-life oddities to be found in and around Zenobia's #RockStarLife! Ma ...
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From the mind (and iPod) of one DJ Pearlman (from the band, REVEL 9) comes HARD ROCK (and MORE!) from all over the place with a couple of surprises thrown in. Based just outside of New York City, DJ talks about life in a hard rock band, in a hard rock family, with hard rock friends and how to get through each and every day, in the funniest ways possible! Join the chat when the BOX appears live, Thursdays at Noon (Eastern) on 99wnrr.com/ and HardRockLunchBox.com
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For today’s Espresso Shot, I have been busy and lost track of the days of the week, so I scrambled together today's episode with Instagram Questions asked by you!!! You little darlings asked a lot of Bravo questions, so most of this is bitching about Vanderpump Rules, The Valley, Real Housewives of New Jersey, and a rant about Kim Petras at the end…
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This week, DJ explains caffeine doesn’t give you energy… it gives you a stress response. Also on today’s show: the war between right and wrong, 90-minute sleep cycles, intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation, millennial loyalty, do it because you love it, the burrito crisis and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel …
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For part two of this coffee break with Cathy Till, we depart from Blaze Starr and get into all about the fabulosity of queer nightlife in Baltimore with now-closed hotspots like The Hippo and Grand Central, and her and my stories from going out to this clubs. Then we dish about reality tv with some bitching about Zak Bagans, why gays ghost hunt bet…
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This week, DJ isn’t asking you to live without pizza. Also on today’s show: appreciating D’Addario, stress responses, shrinkflation, realm of delirium, honoring Steve Albini and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #todaysrant #99wnrr #streamingradio #radio…
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For this two-part coffee break, I beam down in Baltimore to chat with Cathy Till. Cathy is an amazing Baltimore lady who curated “The Hottest Blaze in Town: The Life of Fannie Belle Fleming” happening now at The Galleries at CCBC in Catonsville, MD on the life of Baltimore burlesque queen Blaze Starr. We get into all of it… Blaze Starr, The Two O’C…
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This week, DJ has your divestment right here. Also on today’s show: How not to protest, being pushed to the center, f*** Chick-Fil-A, vocal performance vs. pitch, the value of Spotify playlists and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #todaysrant #99wnrr #s…
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This week, DJ needs a mental break. Also on today’s show: Fred Flintstone slides, cooking the books, chasing the dragon, what is Kaz even for?, the advantages of city shows, candy from babies not money from dummies and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #…
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For this Coffee Break, I beam down in Las Vegas to chat with Andy Bellatti. Andy is a fabulous astrologer, and we get into all of it; the astrology of 2024, the astrology of the Baltimore Key Bridge disaster, waning interest in The Real Housewives, my personal astrology for the next few years with how my interest in the paranormal shows up in my ch…
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This week, DJ thinks our moms should be embarrassed. Also on today’s show: commenting in your underwear, battles of ideology, vetting the jurors, behind the dirty deeds, what the horns are doing, playing musical guess who and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetopt…
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For this Espresso Shot, I deep dive into Madonna’s 1991 iconic Truth or Dare documentary, but before I got into my queen, I had to go into all the wild Bravo news that broke before the weekend plus me just bitching about the traffic here in Baltimore from the Key Bridge Disastor and some The Valley with Jax Taylor and his bullshit. After my rant, I…
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This week, DJ talks about the parental responsibility of raising kids. Also on today’s show: not the Billboard top twenty, live shows over pre-recorded, C+ is better than most, ballot measures, vocals for the new Revel 9 songs and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #th…
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This week, DJ is too cool for school. Also on today’s show: incorrect with a side of typos, not Eminem, speaking in gratitude, NY geography lessons, distinguishing your band and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #todaysrant #99wnrr #streamingradio #radio…
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For this episode, I welcomed back both Stoney Williams and Ursula Griffin to the podcast for a three-way coffee-break. Since we all run in the same social circles of creatives and comics, I decided to have them both on together and forced them to watch season 1 of Vanderpump Rules for their thoughts and comedic takes on this masterpiece of a realit…
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This week, DJ refuses to be derailed. Also on today’s show: living for likes, paraphrasing vs lying, confirmation bias experiments, Florida’s social media ban, Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced, lyrical cheat sheets and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #today…
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For this espresso shot episode, it’s a hot mess of me just dishing about pop culture. I go hardcore into bitching about The Valley and a bunch of other Bravo news before going into Quiet on Set with the dark side of Nickelodeon and how I wasn't surprised by the allegations, finishing with why Martha Stewart is one of the greatest people alive. But …
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This week, DJ has more views than Minnesota lakes. Also on today’s show: increasing the sphere of influence, the significance of NATO, trying to get through Ozark, writing in the genre, when mood controls the music and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #…
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For this Espresso Shot episode, I dive deep into a reality show gem from 2011 called The A-List: New York. I call it “Vanderpump Rules’ Gay Older Cousin”, but this show aired on Logo and was branded as a queer version of The Real Housewives focusing on the lives of “Aspirational” gay men living in New York City, but sorta misses the mark as it read…
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For this two-part Coffee Break, I beamed down at CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County) in Essex, Maryland to have a chat with Mallory Kimmel. Mallory is an artist, social sculptor, and curator of a new art exhibition titled "I Don't Dream of Labor" at The Galleries at CCBC. For part two, we go into crafting as fine art, her grad school exper…
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This week, DJ discovers the one inflation proof item… Jameson whiskey. Also on today’s show: celebrating Pi Day, rising corporate profits, scamming the system, not interested in YOUR issues, Whitman Wildcats head to the NY Final Four, bail reform and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #…
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For this two-part Coffee Break, I beamed down at CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County) in Essex, Maryland to have a chat with Mallory Kimmel. Mallory is an artist, social sculptor, and curator of a new art exhibition titled "I Don't Dream of Labor" at The Galleries at CCBC. For part one, we go into why she is curating this fabulous and intel…
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This week, DJ compares right to work North Carolina with labor friendly California. Also on today’s show: magic tricks, being a department of one, the gesture of more PTO, Aliya breaks PRs, trying to be great, Sweden joins NATO and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #t…
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For this coffee break, I recorded live at Haven in Havre de Grace for Mellow Mondays with fan favorite and good spooky friend Para Anne, with about a quarter of the way through, joined by Sharon, a queen who is a part of the Haven family. The three of us gossip about paranormal pop culture, our many witchy adventures in Havre de Grace and the great…
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This week, DJ ponders the age-old question… to shave or not to shave? Also on today’s show: Happy Leap Day, diverting a nuclear crisis, what a week this year has been, guitar rock in country, releasing songs postmortem, John Oliver PSA and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklun…
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For this Espresso Shot episode, I take to the UFO’s mic solo to spill my thoughts on the first two episodes of Where is Wendy Williams?, and my take on what is happening with my idol. Then I dish about a wild paranormal adventure I had a few weeks ago involving me banishing the spirit of a pedophile catholic priest from a friend's basement and goin…
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This week, DJ discusses the death of Alexei Navalny. NOTICE: Due to a technical error on my part, I only have The Top Twenty minutes of the BOX for you this week. (Sorry about that!) Also on today’s show: smiling no matter how bad everything is, the struggle to promote, the great Republican exodus and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebo…
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For this very special podcast coffee break, I chat with a longtime friend and Baltimore-based creative JAM BOOM BOOM to reminisce about our time in South Africa and at Towson. We have so many ridiculous and fun memories together, as well as chatting about Jam’s newest projects happening in the Baltimore area. There are so many nuggets of truth and …
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This week, DJ discusses what drives him crazy. Also on today’s show: bell curves for intelligence, who to ask for feedback, drinking like a baby, Revel 9 live record update, new local music, there’s a chick in my Incubus and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptw…
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For this coffee break, I chat with my best friend and legendary comic Stoney Williams for a winter catch-up, where we were drinking beer and shooting the shit with this hot mess of an episode being the result. We chat about messy sexual escapades and intimacy choreography and then go into a mental health episode I had in January where we run that e…
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This week, DJ returns from the South. Also on today’s show: Tony and the blackout dates, hating small talk, allies over enemies, holding in hiccups, being good 40% of the time, discovering Grammy winner boygenius and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #to…
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For this Espresso shot episode, I take to the mic solo for a February catch-up to rant and bitch about Bravo. I lost my voice for most of January, so I start out bitching about that, followed by some talk on Joan Crawford. Then onto Bravo where I get into the Vanderpump Rules Season 11 premiere, where I talk about what I want out of VPR this season…
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For this EPIC TWO-PART Coffee Break, I beamed down to the eastern edge of Baltimore to chat with comic and Ouija board expert Ursula Griffin. For Part Two, Ursula and I get spookier and dish all about the ghosts at The State Theater of Havre de Grace, Ursula’s takes on Zak Bagans and Ghost Adventures, Havre de Grace in the 1920s, Ursula spills some…
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This week, DJ’s beard changes color like a mood ring. Also on today’s show: privatizing healthcare, focusing on the past, present, and future, doing your absolute best but falling short, living with grief, 2024 Revel 9 releases, Does It Box? and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardr…
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For this EPIC TWO-PART Coffee Break, I beamed down to the eastern edge of Baltimore to chat with comic and Ouija board expert Ursula Griffin. For Part One, I made Ursula watch Paris Hilton’s Paris in Love... the iconic reality show available on Peacock and we go on a wild coffee break about early 2000’s pop culture like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian…
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This week, DJ explains that people don’t want honest reviews. Also on today’s show: walking sidewalks, weather machines, hunting Yogi and Boo-Boo, ramping up local music, double dipping rules, new Revel 9 songs and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #toda…
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For this special snow day espresso shot, I take the mic solo to rant about my life recently along with this week's Bravo as I used this snow day to catch up on all of the mess that is The Real Housewives. I go into the Salt Lake City reunion, The Kyle of it all on Beverly Hills with how Anna Marie is a dud, The promo of Bravo’s new show staring Van…
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For this very special coffee break, I beam down in Washington, DC to chat with Mandy Slutzer, host of the Is This Real Life? podcast about everything happening in the Bravo Universe. We get into all of it… RHOP, RHONY legacy and the reboot, RHOBH, RHOM, RHOSLC, a little bit of RHOC, and Vanderpump Rules. Mandy brings up some very good points about …
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This week, DJ has an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Also on today’s show: the value of unplugging, how dated are dual vocals, gerrymandering in the House, the Long Island Shore, judging the French and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #todaysrant …
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For this Espresso shot coffee break, I take to the UFO's mic solo to go into Paris Hilton and her second season of Paris in Love on Peacock. This show delivered but before I took it down, I went on a rant about seeing the DC stop of Madonna’s Celebration concert tour which was amazing. I go into the high theater of this show with Madonna’s 1991 doc…
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For this Coffee Break, I beamed down at Gallery 220 in Havre de Grace to chat with Punk Queen Liz Lawson about the 2017 movie Bomb City, directed by Jameson Brooks, about the 1997 murder of punk skateboarder Brian Deneke in Amarillo, TX. Liz and I go into all of it… the Us vs. Them mentality that is so present in our society, the punk sub-cultures …
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This week, DJ forgets the list he made last week. Also on today’s show: why the Top Twenty fits into 20 minutes, trying to lose your moral center, Epstein’s list, the goal of a songwriter, needing to fill time… for once and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwe…
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Tuesday’s season four finale of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City was so good that after rewatching the episode three times to process it all, I had to take to the Mic in the middle of the night to do an emergency espresso shot solo episode on all of it as it was some of the best reality TV theater I have ever watched. ENJOY!!! Remember, I am a…
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For today's Coffee Break, I beam down to Gallery 220 in Havre de Grace, MD, to have a coffee chat with Lexi Hauck. Lexi is a local creative, photographer, filmmaker, theater kid, and art administrator in my friend circle in Havre de Grace. I had Lexi watch one of my favorite movies from 2000, Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts and we talked ab…
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This week, DJ witnesses the origin of creation. Also on today’s show: laziness over narcissism, what we accomplished this year, finding your tennis elbow, taking one small step, this week’s “Songs That Aren’t Really Hard Rock”, mood moving music and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #h…
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This is a very special coffee break… I brought Davey Calico onto the UFO to travel and beam down in Gettysburg, PA to force him to watch and discuss the greatest reality show on earth, Vanderpump Rules... specially the first two episodes of season six with the whole Jax/Faith cheating scandal. I probe his mind into all of it; our self-care vacation…
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This week, DJ takes a mini vacation from the problems. Also on today’s show: child rearing expressway, au natural ADHD, driving out of state to request a song, beard lighting, Denver visits, breathing local music into the box and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #the…
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For this very special Christmas Espresso Shot episode, I do a solo comedic takedown of The Real Housewives of New York City's iconic episode “December: Berkshire County” which aired in 2016, which gives us Dorinda’s infamous “I made it nice” meltdown. I go into all of it, including what led up to Dorinda's freak out, as well as Luann’s high-horse t…
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For this coffee break, I beamed down in Havre de Grace to chat with my friend Jenni. Jenni is a Rockstar poet, artist, massage therapist, and all around bad-ass creative who is a part of the up-and-coming creative scene here in Havre de Grace. We chit-chat about living in Las Vegas, The Art of Drag at Gallery 220, spirituality and the paranormal, r…
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This week, DJ uses PTO… to work? Also on today’s show: pet insurance, society’s perfect teeth, believing misinformation, the LI Rock Unplugged community, skipping the first 30, closing a show and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #youtuber #revel9 #hardrocklunchbox #thetoptwenty #todaysrant #99wnrr #str…
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For this Coffee Break, I stayed in my UFO to have a Bravo bitching session with Semajh Bludson from the Me I Am: Canceled Podcast!!! We get into almost everything on Bravo; Potomac, Old and New New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Vanderpump Rules, Melbourne, Cheshire, Johannesburg, Salt Lake City, ending with a good, intellectual bitching a…
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This week, DJ looks like the week he’s been having. Also on today’s show: haircut: the thing you’re not doing, the return of LI Rock Unplugged, chairs for bears, the emotions of a song, Brown Jesus truths, this week’s “What the Hell was DJ Thinking this Week?” and MORE! This ain’t your mom’s lunch box. #onthebox Be social with DJ and Revel 9! #yout…
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