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Tune in every Monday to find out what happens when Rock n' Roll and life intersect. The Rocker Life has all of the killer guests and interviews that fans expect in a rock music podcast, and adds a lifestyle angle to conversations that will turn a rock fan's interest up to eleven! With guests like Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, etc.), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), Todd Kerns (Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Raiding the Rock Vault), Jar ...
 
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Brian Wheat makes his Rocker Life debut, to discuss the release of his autobiography "Son of a Milkman"! Listen in as we discuss the dynamics of discussing private personal matters in a book, the influence of Ronnie Montrose, how "Shock" was misunderstood, and what it was like to be the first band to perform on the Def Leppard in the round stage on…
 
Noel catches up with Graeme Clark from Wet Wet Wet. The Scottish band scored a number of hits on the UK charts and around the world. Their debut single, "Wishing I was Lucky", hit number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their biggest hit, the 1994 cover of The Troggs' hit "Love Is All Around", from the Four Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack, spent 15 w…
 
A CAN'T MISS episode that was a special Livestream Roundtable presentation for the Bon Scott Forum on Facebook! Listen in as we discuss the biggest misconceptions about Bon Scott's death, how Bon Scott Back in Black were far more related than many fans may think, and much much more. The panel consists of Jesse Fink (BON: The Last Highway), Fil Oliv…
 
Kat Vellos on Friendship Kat Vellos uses her background in experience design to empower people to learn, grow, and thrive. She’s written two books on adult friendship, We Should Get Together and Connected from Afar. In this conversation, we discuss the importance and challenges of making friends, especially during this time of ‘social distancing.’ …
 
In an episode that could only be described as a reality check for the happenings in the live music and entertainment industry over the last year, former Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) and C.C. DeVille (Poison) Guitar Tech and Master Luthier TOM WEBER tells his personal story related to COVID, right here on The Rocker Life. Please be sure to visit Road…
 
Noel catches up with Steve Barton. The Translator frontman released his latest album, Love and Destruction, last month. Translator's signature song, Everywhere That I'm Now, was featured on their debut album, Heartbeats And Triggers. The album received good promotion and became an underground and College radio hit in 1982. The band released four al…
 
Matt LeMay is a product management consultant and author. He’s a co-founder and partner at Sudden Compass, which helps companies reconnect with their customers and helps teams focus on addressing human needs. He’s the author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice. In this conversation, Matt shares with us One Page / One Hour, his…
 
Noel catches up with Glenn Medeiros, who had a massive worldwide hit in 1987 with "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You." Glenn had a number one song in 1990 with Bobby Brown in "She Ain't Worth It." He had three songs on the Karate Kid Part III soundtrack. After his music career, Glenn became an educator. Dr. Medeiros is now the president of the…
 
Jesse James Garret is a renowned leader in the user experience design field. He’s a co-founder of the influential UX consultancy Adaptive Path and author of The Elements of User Experience. These days, Jesse coaches UX design leaders. In this conversation, we discuss the relationship between leadership and information architecture. Listen to the sh…
 
Dennis Hall sinks his teeth into the recent "Ranking Series" event for US Seniors and sheds some light on the upcoming mentoring program being implemented by the National program. Old pal and Oregon State assistant Nate Engel drops by for the first time in a while to discuss how his Beavers overcame several challenges this season to wind up with si…
 
In his consulting practice, Ben Mosior teaches Wardley Mapping, a tool for visualizing strategic intent. In this conversation, we dive into Wardley Maps: what they are and how they can help us make better strategic decisions. Listen to the show Download episode 57 Show notes Learn Wardley Mapping @HiredThought on Twitter The Phoenix Project by Kevi…
 
Junior World bronze, US National Team member, and now multi-time NCAA Division 1 Qualifier Taylor LaMont comes on to discuss folkstyle's place in American Greco-Roman development as well as how he has navigated training concerns so far this season. After LaMont, 2018 US Open runner-up Jessy Williams goes deep on a variety of topics, including the s…
 
Noel catches up with Tony Ortiz, who was the lead singer of The Monroes. The band had a cult classic with "What Do All the People Know". Unfortunately, the band never released a full length album due to the shuttering of their record company. Tony took some time away from music. He's back now with his amazing band, Tony Ortiz and The Guns of Soul.…
 
Noel catches up with Michael Cavalieri, who starred opposite Hillary Swank in The Next Karate Kid. Michael played Ned, the leader of the Alpha Elite. We discussed how he got the role, his experiences with both Pat Morita and Michael Ironside and what he thought of Hillary Swank's performance. Michael wrote, directed and starred in the short film, R…
 
Margot Bloomstein is the principal of Appropriate, Inc., a brand and content strategy consultancy. Over a twenty year career, she has consulted in a wide range of industries. Margot is the author of Content Strategy at Work and of a new book, Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap, which is the subject of our co…
 
Noel catches up with Jeffrey Lee Campbell. The musician went from selling candy in a theatre to touring as Sting's guitarist on the "Nothing Like the Sun" tour in 1987-88. Jeff detailed the experience in his amazing book, "Do Stand So Close: my improbable adventure as Sting's guitarist." In recent years, Jeff has transitioned to Broadway. His credi…
 
Noel catches up with George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, better known as Boy Meets Girl. The duo had a massive hit with "Waiting for a Star to Fall." The song top the Billboard AC charts in 1988 and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. They talk about where the inspiration for the song came from. They are also accomplished songwrit…
 
Hà Phan is the Director of Discovery for Pluralsight, an e-learning platform. Before becoming a product leader, she was a principal UX designer at GoPro. In this conversation, we discuss Hà’s journey from UX design to product leadership. Show notes @hpdailyrant on Twitter Pluralsight GoPro The Double Diamond Some show notes may include Amazon affil…
 
Noel catches up with Sean Kanan. The actor returns to discuss his Emmy-nominated series, Studio City, which he also created. We discuss Sean's upcoming motivational book, Way of the Cobra, and how he came up with the idea. Naturally, we discuss "Karate's Bad Boy" Mike Barnes and whether Sean will appear in season 4 of Cobra Kai.…
 
Kourosh Dini is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and productivity expert. He is the author of an excellent book on how to take smart notes using DEVONthink, a personal information management tool. In this conversation, we discuss smart note-taking and how DEVONthink can help us work more effectively. Show notes Kourosh Dini Being Productive Taking Sm…
 
Noel catches up with Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor of Star Wars. He has edited over 40 feature films, including The Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Footloose, Carrie, Falling Down, Phantom of the Paradise, Obsession, Blow Out, The Secret of My Success, Steel Magnolias …
 
Jason Ulaszek is an experience designer, activist, entrepreneur, and educator. He is the founder of Inzovu, a design collective, and UX for Good, a nonprofit that aims to provide elegant solutions to messy problems. In this conversation, we discuss Jason's work on just such a problem: helping Rwandans heal after their 1994 genocide. Show notes Jaso…
 
Fil Olivieri, founder of SoloDallas, had been obsessed with AC/DC’s guitar tones since the release of Back in Black. To replicate them, he began purchasing the same equipment used by lead guitarist Angus Young, but as close as he got, it was obvious there was still a key ingredient missing. Until he discovered the Schaffer-Vega Diversity System! Ep…
 
Grace Lau is an information architect and user experience designer based in the Greater Los Angeles area. She’s the co-president of World IA Day and one of the program chairs of the 2021 IA Conference. In this conversation, we discuss those professional community events, and why you should participate. Listen to the show Download episode 52 Show no…
 
Noel catches up with Dunstan Bruce. The former lead singer of Chumbawamba. The band ruled 1997 with their smash hit, Tubthumping. The song topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and hit number six on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number one Billboard Modern Rock charts. What people may not know is that the band…
 
Episode 43 features Millersville University head coach and former US Greco-Roman National Team member Kerry Regner in his first appearance on the program. Regner provides an overview of how he has stayed on top of his athletes despite their season being canceled while also sharing his perspective on why Greco-Roman, or any wrestling style, can succ…
 
Noel catches up with Frank Ashmore. The actor is best known for his roles in Airplane! and V. Frank talks about the legacy of Airplane and its place among the funniest movies in history. Frank played the Visitor, Martin, in the two V miniseries and the series. The actor talks about the backlash NBC got over Martin's fate on the show, which led to P…
 
Cheryl Platz is an accomplished interaction designer who has designed multimodal experiences for Amazon, Microsoft, the Walt Disney Company and more. The focus of our conversation is her new book on the subject, Design Beyond Devices. Listen to the show Download episode 51 Show notes Cheryl Platz Ideaplatz Cheryl on Twitter Ideaplatz on Twitter The…
 
My guest today is Brian Breslin. Brian is a tech entrepreneur, educator, and community builder based in Miami. He’s the director of The Launch Pad, the entrepreneurship center at the University of Miami, and founder of Refresh Miami, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing South Florida’s tech and startup ecosystem. In this conversation, we …
 
In what has become an annual tradition, if by accident, the Five Point Move Podcast is here with the Thanksgiving 2020 Special. Hall assumes his duties as co-host to discuss the match between Ben Provisor and Fritz Schierl along with the various tie-ins all three have with one another. After that, some off-topic commentary on the general state of t…
 
Noel catches up with Jim Peterik. The talent musician/songwriter is probably best known for co-writing Survivor's Eye of the Tiger and Burning Heart for Rocky III and Rocky IV respectively. Jim tells me which Survivor song helped the band break free of the Rocky stigma.Jim started out with The Ides of March. Their hit song, Vehicle, hit number two …
 
My guest today is Phillip Hunter. Phillip is a strategy and innovation consultant focused on conversational systems. He has a long trajectory working on such systems; among other roles, he was head of user experience for Amazon Alexa Skills. In this conversation, we focus on conversation itself, and how to design systems that converse. Listen to th…
 
Episode 41 brings together a pair of Minnesota Storm teammates with whom everyone is familiar: two-time Senior National runner-up Calvin Germinaro and Alec "The Gunslinger" Ortiz. Germinaro just added a silver from the U23 Nationals to his collection while Ortiz's last time out was his third-place showing at the Senior event in October. Topics hold…
 
Noel catches up with Larry Hankin. Whether his role is small or big, Larry always stands out. The actor is best known for his roles in Friends, Seinfeld, Billy Madison and Home Alone. Larry shares some amazing stories about Larry David, Adam Sandler, John Huston, and Clint Eastwood. Larry's short film, Solly's Diner, was nominated for an Oscar in 1…
 
Noel catches up with Cy Curnin, the frontman of The Fixx. The band's signature single, "One Things Leads to Another," reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983. Some of their other singles include "Saved by Zero", "Are We Ourselves?", and "Secret Separation", all of which reached the top 20. Cy talks about working with the late Rup…
 
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