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Please hit Subscribe/Follow and leave a 5-star rating and review. Click here to go to Steve's Website. Click here to go to Jens Poshmark page. Click here to donate to the show. Steve Sabo was born in Ohio but has traveled the world. Although writing was always a passion, he made his career as a stand up comedian, performing in 46 of the 50 states, several countries and four islands. When he was younger he enjoyed thrill sports such as sky-diving, cliff-diving and bungi-jumping but you are much more likely to find him curled up with a good book nowadays. He enjoys watching UFC events and John Cusack movies. He performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. He is an extroverted introvert and still enjoys rocking out at a concert whenever possible. Comedy road warrior Steve Sabo brings nonstop fun and laughter wherever he goes. No stage is too big or too small for him to conquer; he has performed for crowds as large as 5,000 and as small as two. First hitting the comedy stage straight out of high school, he has honed his craft at comedy clubs, bars, casinos, military bases, cruise ships, colleges, corporate shows, fundraisers, restaurants and even a backyard or two. Wherever laughter is needed you will find him, ready and willing to perform. In over three decades as a performer, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with comedy legends such as Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Dave Attel, Jim Breuer, Christopher Titus, Brad Williams, Steven Michael Quezada and Tom Green. He has made television appearances on HBO, NBC, E! and Comedy Central. He is heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and has appeared on the nationally syndicated "Sex Talk Live" , "BTS Radio Show" and "The Jiggy Jaguar Show". Television and Film "From the Earth to the Moon" HBO - Supporting Role "Gray Matter" E! Entertainment Televsion "America's Rising Stars" Syndicated "Equal Justice" Syndicated - Second lead "Night Shift" Syndicated - principal player NBC-local, Tampa, FL UPN-local, Rochester, NY Comedy Central-various "Mickey LaMose" Independent film short - lead "Bay Carpets" Commercial - lead "Hell's Lake" Independent Film- lead "Pi Day Die Day" Independent Film- supporting role "Detroit International Comedy Festival" Documentary- cameo What is Horror Fiction? Horror is a genre of literature, film, and television that is meant to scare, startle, shock, and even repulse audiences. The key focus of a horror novel, horror film, or horror TV show is to elicit a sense of dread in the reader through frightening images, themes, and situations. In the horror genre, story and characters are just as important as mood and atmosphere. A horror story often shocks and provokes with its exploration of the unknown. The horror genre in literature dates back to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, where horror stories explored themes related to death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife. Examples include the ancient Greek tragedy Hippolytus by Euripides, a gruesome story about how jealousy and a lack of empathy can lead to tragedy; and Parallel Lives by Plutarch, a series of biographies highlighting the many moral failures of man. The gothic novel, a genre of horror that focuses specifically on death, originated in the eighteenth century and is exemplified by the author Edgar Allan Poe. Horror literature in the nineteenth century and twentieth centuries often focused on tales involving occult ideas, like Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (1818) or Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). Modern horror novels have expanded the genre to include new elements and contemporary themes, like serial killers and slasher stories—Stephen King's The Shining (1977) is a perfect example—as well as genre mashups that combine horror with historical fantasy, and modern interpretations of fantastical creatures, like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and witches.
Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we take a listen to part one of our conversation with Lili Haydn, the Grammy winning composer and performer who has perhaps the most fascinating and most brutally honest story we've ever recorded. It was so jam packed and unbelievable that we didn't even get a chance to ask her about what it was like starring in Easy Money with Rodney Dangerfield and Joe Pesci. And if you are a listener to this podcast, does that sound like something Josh would pass up? Well, part one of our interview with Lili will tell you all you need to know as to why. Oh the things we learn on this episode. Lili and Josh connect on the fact that he was once at a Mose Allison show and Lili asked to perform with him at the Catalina in Los Angeles back in the 90s. What are the odds? But it's Lili's mother, stand-up comedian/writer Lotus Weinstock and her father David Jove that take up the bulk of the conversation. And for good reason. We touch on subjects as diverse as performing with Jimmy Page, her mother founding The Belly Room at The Comedy Store, Lenny Bruce, the infamous Redlands bust of the Rolling Stones, New Wave Theater, The Source Family, Stanley Owsley, Chevy Chase, Peter Ivers and Joan Rivers. All we can tell you is that this barely scratches the surface. This part one episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast is one of the most intense, harrowing, amazing and truthful episodes we have ever done. Take a listen.
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Today's love story belongs to Lars Callieou, a Canadian comedian who has given the gift of laughter to audiences all over the world, including six military tours. For Lars, feeling at home on the road was very normal, as his parents were travelling musicians. When following in their footsteps didn't quite pan out, he found solace and purpose in standup comedy. His love of comedy has taken him across Canada and the US in his beloved 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, which he calls Silver. Lars has travelled so much that he's travelled the exact distance to the moon and back (768,00km)...and then some. Currently, he has logged 818,000km. Lars has an impressive comedy career that spans 20 years, and he's worked with such luminaries as Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bob Saget. His fuel is passion, generosity, and the pure love of performance. Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal and has a 1-Hour Comedy Special currently airing on The Comedy Network. He's been overseas to entertain the troops 5 times and is a 2-Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. He can be heard on CBC's Laugh Out Loud, CBC's The Debaters and on Sirius/XM. He's performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the last 8 years and has also appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Boston Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and the Halifax Comedy Festival. For more information: https://extralars.com/ Follow Lars: http://www.instagram.com/ExtraLars Presented by Charm Diamond Centres Hosted by Nancy Regan Produced by Podstarter Do you have a great love story? You could be the next guest on the Canadian Love Map! Apply here!
Liz and Michelle chat with Tracey Davies, a 50-year-old travel writer and journalist who recently stepped waaay outside her comfort zone to become a stand-up comedian. Tracey shares her journey from signing up for a beginners' comedy course to performing her first open mic night. She opens up about handling hecklers, bombing on stage and finding a supportive community on the comedy circuit. Tracey offers advice for anyone looking to be brave and try something completely new in midlife and her story shows it's never too late to follow a passion or goal. KEY TAKEAWAYS Turning 50 was the catalyst for Tracey to pursue stand-up comedy after interviewing comedians for work. She took a 10-week beginners course and despite finding it challenging, absolutely fell in love with stand-up. Tracey talks about the importance of making comedy personal and telling jokes only you can tell. She emphasises getting experience doing live gigs as that's where you really learn how to handle hecklers, pauses, and forgotten lines. She credits turning 50 with giving her a big confidence boost to feel like she can do anything. BEST MOMENTS "I was honestly swaggering around like I was Joan Rivers thinking, oh my goodness, this is what I want to do now." "I think turning 50 has been such a big confidence boost. Suddenly, I do honestly, I feel like I can do anything." "Every time, I guarantee, I never ever regret going out and getting up on stage." If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, and review it on your podcast platform. We read every email sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so please get in touch! Check out our supporting blogs on this topic at www.twowomenchatting.com. EPISODE RESOURCES ABOUT THE HOSTLiz Copping is a networking pro & event consultant, leaping out of her comfort zone to co-host this podcast.Liz@twowomenchatting.com Insta @lizcoppingtwcMichelle Ford is a professional voice actor and empty nester pressing reset, enjoying a new career in email@example.com Insta @michellefordtwc CONTACT METHOD https://www.instagram.com/twowomenchatting/ https://twitter.com/ChattingTwo https://www.facebook.com/twowomenchatting This show was brought to you by Progressive Media
Laugh Long And Prosper -Humour and Sisters Sisters share a unique humour. My sisters and I are definitely no exception. My sister, Debbie joins me on today's podcast as we talk about Connections, Lessons in Chemistry, the Raptors and how to live until you are 100! Hey there, I'm Judy Croon- Canada's Keynote Humourist. Welcome to another episode of Laugh Long and Prosper -shelf help with a dash of humour. Voted one of the best podcasts in Canada last year by CTV. If you or your workplace is suffering from stress and you need some stress-busting tips along with some genuine fun, ask me about my keynotes & workshops entitled Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour.' Or you can ask me about my stand-up comedy coaching at www.JudyCroon.com Today's podcast is sponsored by: TROOL Social knows To be visible online you have to be fully committed, congruent in who you are and what you do. YOU MUST ADOPT THE RIGHT MINDSET- Steer your ship to the SS Optimization & TROOL Social To get you Sailing On Course Check out www.TroolSocial.com Judy Croon is Canada's Keynote Humorist, Tedx motivational speaker, comedian and stand-up coach at Second City. She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart, and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!” Judy draws from her standup performance and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynote entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour'. Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines' and ‘Stand Up For The Girls' which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.
Australian Rules star Conor Nash is close to home in Meath but content in Melbourne, Sinead Canney's house swap concept is canny, Dermot Higgin's Yukon adventure brought many unforgettable moments, David Sheehan had slim pickings sport wise today and we turned to the late Joan Rivers for our comedy on Friday! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
November 3-9, 1973 This week Ken welcomes antiques expert, and fellow TV kid, The Antique Noman himself, George Higby to the show. Ken and George discuss George's YouTube Channel, referencing the stuff on sets, moving around a lot as a kid, living in Cleveland when this TV Guide came out, Washington State, Raytheon TVs, looking for the thing that's the same, being a car and sports guy, Philco, Cigarettes, concept cars, trying to reverse engineer a color TV for free, shared experience, Emergency!, how weird it was that shows not for kids were merchandised to kids, All in the Family, M*A*S*H, topical TV, sad TV shows, the odd cultural moment of the early 1970s, Norman Lear, how the 1970s may have been more progressive, niches, The Committee Against the Public Authority of Maine, antiquing in New England, Time Tunnel, corded TV remotes, Newport Jazz Fest, Lucy, Get Smart! in Spanish, variety shows, Antiques: Make the Most out of Your Hobby with NOT George Michael, the early days of Antique collecting, nostalgia, The Girl Most Likely To, Joan Rivers, Night Gallery, failed pilots, TV preservation, Benny Hill, local edits of TV, Standard Oil, big business, why Debbie Reynolds was NOT allowed in George's house, early Don Johnson, Sandford and Son, trying to get your antiques and collectibles back after you already sold them, The Odd Couple, hating Room 222, passing up The Brady Bunch, buying the Brady House, Sonny and Cher with Douglas Fairbanks, dogs playing poker, Vincent Price, purpose made collectibles, and how Major Nelson's house from I Dream of Genie is George's dream house.
Jess is joined by reality producer, comedian and co-host of “Fixing Famous People,” DOMINICK PUPA, for a whirlwind convo about his career producing RHONY Season 2, RHOA Season 4, THE A-LIST NY and his warm up comedian days at THE RICKI LAKE SHOW, THE VIEW, THE TYRA BANKS SHOW and THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW. We discuss how RHONY producers are reacting to the Vanity Fair “Reality Reckoning” article right now, his experience producing BETHENNY's infamous deleted scene on Fire Island and more! See Dominick Pupa's holiday show in NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and DC! Tix at dommentary.com Listen to Fixing Famous People anywhere you podcast! IG: @jessxnyc | @dominickpupa
Amy Schumer claimed to be the most successful woman comedian of all time. Folks like Lucille Ball, Joan RIvers, Ellen Degeneres and Carol Burnett must be in the discussion, no? Amy's Life and Beth returns in February.Jon Stewart, Jimmy Carr, Ronny Chieng, Shane Gillis, Tracy Morgan, and more at tonight's Stad Up for Heroes.Taylor Tomlinson will host After Midnight, the new CBS 12:37am show.Was Nikki Glazer a good girl in college?Futurama gets two more seasons.Adam Corolla knows TrumpSteve-O has a new special November 14Mike Birbiglia's The Old Man and the Pool on Netflix 11/21Mmmm Factor. www.factormeals.com/dailycomedynews50 promo code DailyComedyNews50 Support the show! Join the $2 Club! at Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynews www.linktr.ee/dailycomedynews Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dcnpod - join us to to discuss comedy and your favorite comedians. YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/@dailycomedynews?sub_confirmation=1 Instagram is @dailycomedynews https://www.instagram.com/dailycomedynews/?hl=en Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/dailycomedynews/ Web version at www.dailycomedynews.com Twitter X is @dcnpod because the person with what I want tweeted once Email: john at thesharkdeck dot com Daily Comedy News commentary includes satire and parody. Daily Comedy News is a production of Caloroga Shark Media, the leading company in short form daily podcasts This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4522158/advertisement
2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Eli Zaret stops by to talk Connor Stalions & Michigan football, Brandon Novak's new book, Corey Feldman's production problems, and a semi-truck police chase. A field hockey team in Massachusetts is DOMINATING with the help of their new star. Eli Zaret stops by to eulogize Matthew Perry, an extra paycheck for Miguel Cabrera, Mark Meadows' book fiasco, the Detroit Lions playoff odds, lackluster MLB World Series ratings, E-Rod opts out of his contract, college football weekend recap, a Connor Stalions cheating discussion, RIP Bobby Knight and more. Drew stumbled upon Steve-O's Wild Ride! podcast. Turns out Brandon Novak was pretty wild in his day. We found more footage of Corey Feldman live shows that are filled with production problems. Donald Trump is leading in the swing states. Sam Bankman-Fried popped some zits on the stand and was found guilty. Books: John Stamos. Britney Spears. Thurston Moore. Teri Copley is breaking her silence. We check out the trailer for Priscilla, the new Elvis movie. Matthew Perry was laid to rest this weekend and Jennifer Aniston arrived first. Stuttering John has gone on the offensive against Karl Hamburger on Twitter. An Alabama Mayor/Pastor commits suicide after his cross-dressing pics were leaked by a website. Daylight Savings is stupid. The Beatles are crushing it with their new song. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame aired and it was full of surprising performances. Semi-truck led a police chase in Texas. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker had their brat. Girls night for Taylor Swift. One of these things is not like the other. Not-a-Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go to a Katy Perry concert. Marc learns of the passing of René Angélil… gone too soon. Dark Side of Comedy features Joan Rivers. Meg Ryan is still unrecognizable, thus making her recognizable. Check out Jonah Falcon weekend action on Twitter (NSFW). More similar allegations against Russell Brand. Bachelor Nation founding father Chris Harrison got married. Tori Spelling has a new boyfriend and is already buying underwear for him. Dean McDermott is on Cameo phoning it in. Colin Strickland took the stand in the Kaitlin Armstrong trial. Gary Hoey will join us tomorrow to promote his show on December 9th at The Magic Bag. Visit Our Presenting Sponsor Hall Financial – Michigan's highest rated mortgage company If you'd like to help support the show… please consider subscribing to our YouTube Page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels, Jim Bentley and BranDon).
Loose Lips is back and Ike Avelli and Tym Moss welcome Wendy Liebman!Wendy began her career as a stand-up comedian in Boston and hit every iconic comedy venue around the country!She has appeared on late night television shows hosted by Carson, Letterman, Kimmel, Fallon and many others.She also appeared on America's Got Talent and was Howard Stern's favorite!We loved our chat and Wendy shared some great Hollywood stories!!Find Wendy Liebman:Website: https://www.wendyliebman.com/Instagram: @wendyliebmanFacebook: @wendy.liebmanShow Dates:NOVEMBER 202310th Opening for Paul ReiserComedy & Magic ClubHermosa Beach, CA 8 pmClick for Tickets11th LOCALLY GROWN COMEDY!Flappers in Burbank, CA7:30 pmClick for Ticketswith Rosie O'Donnell, Bryan Kiley, Josh Snyder, Kimberly Clark (and me, your host)DECEMBER 202313th Private Gig in Shadow Hills16th ROCK FOR HARK!Benefit for the Arts Program at Children's Hospitalwith Sugar RayAvalon, Hollywood5-9 PM23rd-25th Kung Pao Kosher ComedySan Francisco, CAwith Rich Aronovitch, Talia Reese and (producer) Lisa GeduldigIf you have any questions for our guest or Tym/Ike, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot us a DM at facebook.com/LooseLipsThePodcastÜberlube Überlube is body-friendly—free of parabens, preservatives, and petrochemicals.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
What you'll learn in this episode: Why it's harder to find quality vintage and modern costume jewelry today than in years past How Rosie secured a spot as an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow What Rosie looks for in the pieces she collects, wears and sells in her shop Where the term “costume jewelry” came from and its history Why Rosie is one of the only people in America who will repair costume jewelry About Rosie Sayyah Rosie Sayyah has been selling and repairing vintage and estate jewelry from her shop, Rhinestone Rosie, in Seattle since 1984. In the early 1980s, Rosie felt her family tradition of dealing in antiques calling to her. Upon leaving her corporate career in television, she decided to open a jewelry store that not only had unique, exciting items for sale, but also where she could restore greatness to jewelry that had fallen into disrepair. Teaching herself about vintage costume and estate jewelry culture and repair through books, hobby shops, and hands-on experience, Rosie has become a national expert in the field. In the late 1990s, she began appearing regularly on “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS TV and continues today as one of their expert appraisers. Photos available on TheJewelryJourney.com Additional resources: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Transcript: Rosalie Sayyah, aka Rhinestone Rosie, first got jewelry lovers' attention as an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. But she has earned her customers' loyalty for her ability to repair vintage costume jewelry and perfectly match missing rhinestones when no one else can. She joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about why so few jewelers will repair costume jewelry; what she looks for in the pieces she buys; and how to start a costume jewelry collection of your own. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the second part of a two-part episode. If you haven't heard part one, please head to TheJewelryJourney.com. Today, I'm talking with Rhinestone Rosie. You may already be familiar with Rosie. She has her own retail outlet in Seattle, and she does a strong mail order business. You may be familiar with her by seeing her on Antiques Roadshow giving the price of vintage jewelry to people who want to know. Welcome back. Sharon: Why don't they make them anymore? Rosie: I don't know exactly why, but take a company like Schreiner. They're so collectable. Most of the stones that were put in that jewelry in the 50s and 60s came from a secret stash that he had from the early 20s and 30s. They just don't make them anymore. A lot of new jewelry is Lucite, plastic stones, not glass, not crystal, so there is a problem with soldering, of course. Sharon: That's interesting. I didn't think about that. Do you ever have a problem letting something go if somebody brings in a whole collection, and you're going to sell 9% of the pieces, but you want one that you want to hold onto for whatever reason? Rosie: I'm not sure I understand that question. Sharon: Do you ever have a problem or a question of letting something go when somebody brings in 99 pieces? Rosie: I want to buy it and they don't want to sell it? Sharon: Or they want to sell it and you think you should be selling it, but you can't let it go, so you buy it? Rosie: Of course, yes. There are pieces that never hit the sales floor, you bet. Sharon: That's interesting. Do you teach classes on vintage jewelry and rhinestones? You said you do a lot of talking. Rosie: The only thing I've done lately has been the talks. I used to do classes in my shop. I would drag chairs from the tavern down the block. But we've rearranged the floor plan of our shop, and it doesn't suit itself very well. I'm still very, very aware of Covid, I'm sorry. I do wear a mask when I'm in my shop. People don't have to wear a mask if they come in. That's why we're only open three days a week, to limit exposure. I probably wouldn't do classes that way for a while. I've taught a few one-on-one people how to repair, especially soldering. People wanted to learn, but it's just practice. Sharon: It is hard. That's a good way to look at it. I don't have the patience for that, but you're right, it is practice. You say that you're self-taught. Have you taken any makers' classes besides reading books, any education? Rosie: The only thing I've done is I've gone to a lot of—there were conventions and seminars back East and also on the West Coast over the years. Through the years, I've attended a lot of those, but it wasn't repairing. It was just learning more about what things are, what they look like and what I want them to look like at the end. Both of my parents were older, so I grew up with an atmosphere not from the 50s and 60s, but the 30s, 40s, 20s. It just soaked into me how things looked, what they liked. I've learned from other people, other dealers, about what they like, what they sell and sharing that information. I've also learned from my contemporaries on the Roadshow, invaluable stuff, but no classes. There is really nobody that could teach me that because in schools they don't do what we do. I don't use an open flame torch; I use a pencil soldering iron, various glues. It's tricky. You can easily melt a piece and destroy it for a customer. You have to be very, very careful. Sharon: Has that ever happened to you, that you've destroyed a customer's piece accidentally? Rosie: No, it's been more of my own. I do a lot of repairing on my own. I'll buy a broken piece and fix it. I'm knocking on wood here. I haven't had that problem, totally destroying something. Sharon: When you refer out to people who work with gold, let's say, do they ever look down on you or look down on what you're doing because it's not real? Rosie: If they do, they'd better not tell me because I'm sending them business. But I get that feedback a lot from people. They say they've taken this jewelry into their jeweler and they pooh-pooh it. “No, no, we can't fix that. We don't work with that stuff,” so they send them to me. Sharon: I was thinking they say, “We don't work with that stuff.” It's too cheap or it's not real or it's whatever. Rosie: Yeah, whatever it is. I don't know. I think that's not a good customer relations attitude. Sharon: I think that makes a lot of sense. Did you have any—I'll use the word compunction. Did you have any reservations or compunction about centering your life around costume jewelry and rhinestones? Rosie: If you saw my house, you'd realize that I'm a major gardener. I'm very physical and active. I walk a lot. I read a lot. But I don't bring my stuff home per se. I don't have a storeroom here in my house. The pictures behind me are my husband's. He's traveled all over the world taking photographs. It is a life built around it. That's fine and that's who I am, but I'm also a different person that is totally devoid of any kind of sparkle. Sharon: What is your favorite kind of costume? You mentioned 50 watches. What is your favorite kind of jewelry? Rosie: I like necklaces. I think a necklace can transform the whole image of the outfit you have on and the way you feel about yourself. It's one of the things we can see when we have it on. We can see rings, watches, bracelets. We can't see earrings. We have to look in a mirror. But a necklace, it can be a real changer to you. I know a lot of people wear necklaces 24/7. I don't. I don't have a little gold chain on with a little diamond or anything like that, but I like necklaces and brooches. I wear more jackets in the winter, so I wear a lot of brooches, but I wear necklaces with my outfits year-round, so that would have to be it. I also wear rings and watches. Sharon: What would you think if someone wanted to collect costume jewelry or rhinestone jewelry? Where should we start? Is there somebody we're not looking at? Rosie: I would say buy what appeals to you and wear it and see if you like it. I don't like to focus anybody on a certain name or area. Most people, when I ask them how they started or how they collect, they say, “Oh, I buy these things that shine.” That's one way to do it. If you happen to find a name you like, I would say you can focus on those pieces, but I don't try to steer anybody in any certain direction. I just say buy what you like and enjoy it. It doesn't matter what anybody else says to you. That's how I buy. Sharon: Do you think the stuff that is around today is as long-lasting as the stuff of yesteryear? Rosie: No, not at all. Glue and plastic and that kind of thing, the way they're made, no. Back in the 40s and 50s, these pieces were all hand-set. They were all prong-set or glued in individually if they were not prong-set. Today, it's more mass hot glue gun, stick them on, pile the stones on, and they just fall off. The settings are not strong. I would agree with you. Contemporary jewelry does have some issues. Sharon: I've been stopped sometimes in a good way, like, “Oh, that's a pretty necklace. It's shiny.” I don't buy it, but I don't not buy it because of the money. In my head, I think, “Oh, that won't last that long,” not because it's not made well, but because it's a contemporary piece. Do you know what I mean? Rosie: I do know what you mean, yes. People go to Hawaii and buy the nut necklaces. It's what I call tourist quality. They even did that back at the turn of the century. When people were on the Grand Tour, they would buy little pieces of jewelry. They're better made than our tourist quality today, but it was still way lower quality. That's when the industrial revolution came in and made things able to be mass-produced. Then they could sell it better. Not just the aristocracy would have jewelry, but anybody could have jewelry. That really did change, too. The commoner can have a little pin or whatever. Sharon: The necklace you have on has big, bold stones. Is that the way it started? Did people have less conspicuous things, and then they became used to that and started having things that are big and bold? Rosie: Yes, in the 50s after the war, people wanted to celebrate the American way. This is America. This is screaming, “We are big and bold!” If you think of cocktail parties, cocktail rings, your jewelry wouldn't just have one necklace. This necklace has a matching bracelet, earrings and a brooch and maybe even a ring. The women would be totally decked out in this. I think it's totally an American quality, really out there, very proud of what they have, big and bold. That's what happened in the 50s and 60s, but we didn't get our ears pierced until the 60s. We were still wearing the clip-on earrings, because a loose woman would have her ears pierced. That was funny. Sharon: My mom would say, “Whatever.” Have you ever seen a piece that's too—I want to use the word gaudy without saying it's gaudy, but it was too big and bold? Rosie: Oh yeah, I have. Something about it would be a little demonic or something, but it had those elements to it. Oh yeah, I've seen that, but that's O.K. It's just an expression of what that person wanted to make, and I can totally understand that. There were two guys, DeLizza and Elster, and we call it D&E Jewelry. They just started making stuff they liked, and that's usually some of the best jewelry, I think. You just let it flow. Make what you like. Sharon: I didn't mean to interrupt, but they were D&E and they segued to Juliana? Rosie: Juliana, I think, and I might be mistaken, was the name of one of their daughters. They didn't sign the jewelry. It only had paper tags, but there are certain industrial components to the jewelry that I can identify that it's by D&E or Juliana. We call it Juliana. Schreiner is another company. There are certain elements of Schreiner jewelry you can identify if it's not signed. Miriam Haskell had a certain quality to her jewelry that you could identify. There are other names, too. Trifari had a certain quality. Even though they had different designers, there was always a certain quality to the jewelry. You could pick it out. When I go to a sale, I can narrow in and get through all the other stuff and pick out certain pieces that I want. Sharon: Yeah, with costume jewelry, the challenge is that so much is not signed. Rosie: Yes. Sharon: It is. That's interesting, that you can pick out the ones you think are different makers or you can tell from the way they're made. Rosie: Exactly. Sometimes, the first thing I do is look at the back of the piece. I tell people, “Look at the back and see how it's made. It'll give you some clues.” Sharon: What are you looking for? Rosie: I'm looking for what kind of catch it has, the hinge and stem, the material it's made of. Is the back hand-polished? Is it not hand-polished? How heavy is it in my hand? What type of stones did they use? How are the stones set? Are they fully pronged or is it just a glued-in stone? Those little clues tell me a lot. Sharon: Do you think that's over with? All the manufacturing techniques you're talking about, do you think nobody's doing them? Rosie: I'm not up to speed on exactly—I know Iradj Moini, he had some fabulous, well-done pieces. He used all the old techniques, and that's the newest designer I have. A lot of stuff is being made in China. Joan Rivers' stuff is being made in China. J. Laine is being made in China. They're good, but they still don't have all of that total, hand-touched stuff. Heidi Daus, I like her pieces. They're very colorful and bold. I got a whole estate of it, and they sold like boom, boom, boom. People were like, “Wow, I like this!” She uses bold colors, but they're not prong-set; they're just glued in. I have to say that fine jewelry maybe has some of those elements of the manufacturing process, but costume jewelry is slowly going away from that. They can't afford to do it. Sharon: Yeah, I can understand. Rosie: No, mm-hmm. Sharon: Especially with what's coming in from China, it's hard to tell what's real and what's a copy. Rosie: Yeah. I do like a lot of stuff coming out of India. They do a very good job of stone setting and stone cutting. I like some of those contemporary pieces, but I'm just not—maybe somebody out there can give me a little heads up and tell me who's doing what. I would definitely appreciate that. Sharon: If we're not in Seattle, you work nationally, don't you? You work nationally and you have a website. Rosie: Oh yeah, people can mail us stuff. I don't go look at something in Alabama. I'm not going to travel to look at your collection, but you can always send me an email or a picture and ask questions or if you want something repaired. Definitely, go to our website, get the address, boom, mail to us. When I receive it, I look at it. I get you on the phone. I like to talk to you on the phone and say, “O.K., I've got your stuff. This is what I can do. I can't do this.” I have a lady in New York. She sells antique purses. She's been a customer for years. She'll send me huge boxes of purses. I have two hatpin collectors, dealers. They send huge boxes, one back East. Actually, I think she's in Washington, too. Anyway, dealers have no problem at all once they discover what we do, because it's very time-consuming to do and our prices are quite reasonable. Sharon: Yeah, they are. Rosie: Even the pieces we sell, the prices are very reasonable compared to a lot of other dealers. It's like, “What are they thinking when they put that price on there?” If it's a really cool and very rare piece, we will put a higher price on it, but people do buy it. That's why we're still in business after 40 years. They find us when they need us. Sharon: That's true. They probably need you very often. Rosie: Yes. Sharon: If we want to keep on top of what you have, would we look at the website? Would we look at Instagram? Do you not change things? Rosie: The pieces online are not in the shop. They can be brought in. It's a very small, limited, vetted collection that goes online, but in the shop, there are thousands and thousands and thousands of pieces. Just about anything you would need or want we could probably find for you. Sharon: There's a limited amount that you find on the website. Rosie: Right. Sharon: So, I would call you up and say, “I have a green dress and I need something, What do you think?” Rosie: Oh boy! In that case, I could shoot you a picture of several things and tell you how much they are. If you're interested, we'll ship them out to you. Sharon: I wish you had more on the website. Rosie: It's a lot of work to do a website. My daughter does all that. I would imagine if I ever retired, that's probably how I would get rid of most of my inventory. I'd have to rethink and redo that. But now, if you really want to see what we have, you come into the store. Sharon: That's good to know. Rosie: It's interesting though, Sharon, my annual visitors, they come. I'm on their bucket lists. They come once a year. They fill up on their glitz and they're very happy. We have cruise ships coming out of Seattle. They go to Alaska and people come in and say, “My husband's not here. He could care less, but you're on my list when I'm in Seattle.” People will come. Sharon: It's true. I think you're the only person on our bucket list. If I had a written bucket list, that would be it. Thank you for being here today. We really appreciate it. I hope to get to Seattle soon. Rosie: Thank you. Thank you so much. I hope to see you in person soon, too. Sharon: We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to TheJewelryJourney.com to check them out. Thank you again for listening. Please leave us a rating and review so we can help others start their own jewelry journey.
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What you'll learn in this episode: How Joe's family history in the Thai diamond trade influences his business today How Joe generates publicity for his brand without a large PR budget Why Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry focuses on selling one-of-a-kind pieces to select clients How to wear bold, colorful jewelry without getting lost Why fine jewelry doesn't have to be limited to precious metals and gemstones About Joe Vilaiwan (Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong) Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry is the work of creative artist and designer Joe Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong, a second-generation jeweler. In his native Thailand, Joe grew up in his family's diamond jewelry business and developed an instinct for identifying quality stones and metals. A natural-born artist, Joe began designing jewelry at age 14, when he created avant grade diamond rings that hinted at his future career. As an independent visual concept designer for major retailers in the United States and Asia, he quickly became known for his bold, eye-catching store window installations. In 2005 in Los Angeles, Joe returned to his roots and launched Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, which caught the attention of store buyers who recognized his unique blend of art and ornamentation. His meticulously hand-crafted, statement necklaces, cuffs and earrings became top sellers in museum stores and exclusive boutiques as stylish women in international fashion capitals began wearing and collecting his glamorous wearable arts. A favorite among fashion editors, stylists and celebrities, Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry has been featured in magazines, on runways and in film. Joe recently collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to create the couture jewelry collection for the major motion picture, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Additional Resources: Joe's Website Joe's Instagram Joe's Facebook Photos Available on TheJewelryJourney.com Transcript: Although Joe Vilaiwan is known for creating large, over-the-top jewelry, he insists that anyone can wear his work—and almost everyone has, from Joan Rivers to Iris Apfel. As the founder of Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, he has made it his mission to find the perfect piece for every client who connects with his work. He joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about how he gets inspired; how he sources the unique materials he uses in his jewelry; and how he has gotten A-list press for his brand without a large budget. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the second part of a two-part episode. If you haven't heard part one, please head to TheJewelryJourney.com. Today, Joe will tell us how he started his business and who his clients are. Also, we'll hear how he comes up with his ideas. Welcome back. Do you find that your jewelry sells better in a certain part of the country? Joe: If I find my right clients, I believe that in every part of the country or a certain part of the world, I think every part of the world, they will have a group or niche who are beautiful inside and out, who are intelligent, who have great taste, a good sense of design. They're very niche, but if I find them, they'll always be my clients. It could happen any time. I have rare clients. There are clients in Palm Springs, in New York, in Europe, in Paris, in Asia. I don't think there's any particular area, but if I find the right group, obviously everywhere in the world they will be my clients. Sharon: Your company name is Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry. To me, it's wonderful jewelry, but it's also fashion jewelry. Have you considered changing the name? Joe: No, not at all, and I intentionally called it that. Actually, we also have a fine jewelry collection. You must see it. I do not bring it to the Beverly Hills Art Show because it's a little dangerous because it's outdoors. But we've had a fine jewelry collection for the last six or seven years already, and it's actually been doing very well. We use diamonds, real gemstones, because I have my family backing me up on that in the factory and with sources. My parents bought them in cash and it was a kit, so we have a great source of stones. However, even when I started with custom jewelry, I still want to call it fine jewelry. For me, fine doesn't have to be diamonds. It's just personal taste, but fine for me means fine craftsmanship, fine material, fine production. You find out about the inspiration and the way I design them. Everything is for fine people. That's what the meaning of fine jewelry is for me. That's why it's become fine jewelry for everyone. Even though it is crystals and shells, the way it's made is not different from the production we use with emeralds or blue sapphire or anything. The craftsmanship is always the best. I think I might be the only company in the world that has a lifetime guarantee. If something happens in the next five or six years when you wear it and you break it, we fix it for you. Sharon: That's good to know. Is most of your jewelry made here in the States? Where is it made? Joe: Everything is made in the States. However, I do have a lot of suppliers all over the world in terms of the craftsmanship or some stones. Some type of the necklace might be made in Thailand, might be made in Italy, because in its culture, they might be very, very good in some particular process. Makers in Thailand are very good at finding all those gemstones, the collections for the fine jewelry. In Italy, they are really good with the way they work with metal. So, I have a supplier who has expertise in different techniques, but everything is completed and finished in the U.S.A. Sharon: Let's say they're good at something in Italy. At the same time, do you go around to different stores and show them their things and hope they'll buy something? Joe: No, usually I view them as the artisan in his country. I just use them as my suppliers. There are some companies where I don't even know what the finished product will be. Let's say it's the pearls you got, right? Those are actually made from seashells. They blend them and then put them together as a big, look-alike, gigantic pearl. My source for that pearl is South Korea; however, they don't know what I'm going to do with the pearl. I'm the one who puts together the necklace and everything. Therefore, they will not know what the finished product would be, and I don't need to go to South Korea and see who is also using it. Just by myself with my private clients, I almost don't have enough jewelry to sell to them. Mostly we used to do trade shows, and most of the clients who went to my trade show were museums. We're in museums in London and San Francisco. We are in over 34 art museums all over the world that carry my line, and they've been selling very well. The Metropolitan Opera sells very well with my jewelry. Those are the people and the buyers who will meet me two times a year at the trade shows. I'm very picky about who's going to carry my line. I'm very picky about my clients as well. I'd rather have a good amount of clients, but they're quality clients. Then we can create a friendship, a relationship. Life is too short, and I like to work in that way so I can be happy and enjoy their company and they can enjoy my company. We can actually have interaction towards my art, and I think that will make everything fun and loveable. Sharon: If I go to one of the museums in London, and I want to buy a necklace but there isn't one there, is that it? Joe: That's it, yeah. You will be the only one who has it. That's why having my clothes in your closet, you see they have my signature on it. People really collect them. In the past, we had some collections that have art pieces for design, but the maximum is the other pieces. Some pieces have eight to 10, but that's it. That's the maximum. This way, everything is one of a kind. There's only one of these necklaces in the world, and you will be the only person who has it. I love it that way. Sharon: I like to know that, but I'm surprised to hear that. Do you have certain craftspeople who work for you? Joe: Yes, I do have a good team of people who work for me, and I help them as they are single mothers. I give them projects so they can work at home. We meet and I teach them how to do it, and then they can just submit their work that we are planning to do. My things are not mass-produced; they are not machine-made. That's why I say it's important that these pieces carry the energy of me, who designed them or made them, and the craftsmanship of the people. This is not talking about the stone itself. That also has its own particular energy. It's the cosmic, pure energy to be a great piece of art. We can actually feel that. People can sense that energy. That's why it's important to give the right piece to the right person because then the magic happens. It's going to make you feel completely different. It's like you find the best version of yourself. I do believe everyone deserves that throughout every life. Sharon: That's good to hear. I'll think about that when I wear it. I haven't worn it yet. You said you named the company after inspiration from your mother, or you attribute it to your mother. Where do you get your other inspiration from? Joe: I have inspiration all over. I don't have a program of design. My challenge is to start designing. I get inspired so easily. I could see the dirt on the floor and think about the textures, and I have to write it down or schedule it so quickly. One of your questions is do I find the stone first and then design it, or do I design it first and then find the stone? It happens both ways. Sometimes I find a stone that is very interesting and see the picture of the design in my head right away. Sometimes I have the design in my head, and then I find some stone that will suit that design. For me, inspiration comes from everything. I think you can use this with every perspective of your life if you persevere. You can get inspired from everything around you. You can look at the sky; you can look at nature; you can look at what people wear. I've gotten inspired many, many times with the way the homeless dress in L.A. We have the homeless, and sometimes they dress very funky, very inspiring, and I get inspired from that. You can go to museums or look at things around you. If you are creative and you can actually manage that in your head, you can get inspired very easily. I get inspired getting things I haven't made yet. Actually, I have to screen that and think about how I'm going to put it into the collection. What would suit what clients if this piece is coming out? Who is the client I would think of? That's how I use my knowledge of advertising, to screen those designs and see what the best time to launch that collection is, who the best people to show this to are. But prior to getting inspired, it's so easy for me. It's not a big thing at all. Sharon: How do you turn it off? Are you going to bed at night? Joe: Yeah, that's very challenging. That's what my problem is. My friend was helping me try to find something that pulls my attention. I really can't turn it off because I enjoy it so much. For me, it's like playing. Sometimes I really need to get away and watch something completely different or go work out or travel so I can turn it off. If not, I would always get excited, like, “Think about this. It's going to be so cool.” For me to keep it balanced at this point, my age is very important. Sharon: Have you thought about or have you had men ask you to design something? Joe: Yeah, I have a lot of new clients that come in both sexes. A lot of them are gentlemen who are very busy, and they know their wives would love my jewelry. I have a big group of those clients. I always choose the gift for their wives for their anniversary. I have a group of gentlemen who also like big and bold jewelry. Once in a while, I do make some men's jewelry as well. I have clients who love buying men's cuffs and men's rings from me. I do have those kinds that buy for themselves as well. So, it's two groups of gentlemen buying. They are very fun, and so far, I have never failed them in choosing the right piece for their wives or their girlfriends. They're all very good about this. Sharon: Do they call you or your assistant and say, “It's my wife's birthday”? Joe: Yes. They call me directly or they call my assistant, or they will make an appointment. For my clients, I only take private appointments. If I'm in town in L.A. or even in New York, people will come to New York and everyone will make an appointment. I have a client who is the first person to make an appointment when I go to New York. She wanted to be the first person to pick everything. I usually have a private appointment for those clients, for some family close to their anniversary or their birthday or a special occasion. They come to an assistant or they call me, and then we'll make an appointment. We'll discuss the design I already have and anything particular or special they want to have in the piece for that certain occasion, and we make it happen. I have to say that not only do we do jewelry, but we also do a presentation for them. We wrap them. We have the flowers in the box. If their wife collects teddy bears, we have little teddy bears on the card. The gentleman just needs to sign. They appreciate it so much because my team and I prioritize not just the beauty of the creations, but also the feeling, the energy, the complement of the relationship we have with our clients as well. For me, that's the part I enjoy the most: meeting my clients and having my clients in my life. I want to continue doing that. It's not always the product or the jewelry itself. The experience of it is also important for us. Sharon: Does a person ever come to you and say, “I don't really know what I want,” and you can look at them and see something in them? Joe: Many times, they say, “Is there something you think will be me?” Many times, I introduce new colors into their lives. I have clients who only wear black all the time, and I introduce a new way for them. I say, “You have to do this because it will make you have much more fun in your life.” I had one client who has now become one of my collectors. I said, “In three months, I'll take it back. You can exchange it to be any black piece you want.” Now she has new colors in her life. Now, she buys red shoes. Now, she wears some lipstick. Introducing new colors in people's lives is something I really like to do because people have to have fun. Colors are made to go. They give you so much fun, such a sensibility in your life, and you should enjoy it. It's my honor to be able to do that and help them have more fun because colors are designed in their lives. Sometimes they just don't know they could pull that off. At the same time, if they find something I don't think would suit them, I would be honest with them. I would say, “Don't get this because I don't think it will actually complement your skin very well. If you have it, return it.” I would be honest with them. I want to choose the piece that would help them make the neck look longer, make them look taller, complement their eye color. That is my job, to suggest those to them. Sharon: Do you have people who bring you their designs? Do your craftspeople ever bring you their designs and say— Joe: No. Sharon: “I think this is a good design”? Never? Joe: Never, because people know I want to custom make for clients. I only design what I design. I have only made what I design. So, no, I never have anyone that brings in their design and asks me to do it, because for that, they don't need me. They can go to any jewelry production or jewelry company, and they'll have them do the work. It's easy. They come to me because they want my signature and my design and to wear them. Sharon: Has anybody ever said to you, “I want this piece incorporated in what you're making. I want this flower. I want you to put this in the necklace somehow”? Joe: So far, for the past 16 years, I never had that before, maybe because of my brand and my personality. My work speaks very strongly of who we are. People perceive them very quickly and get very quickly that we are one of a kind; we are special; we are unique. People respect that. They know if they ask us to put something, they will usually come in to find my creation that will suit them or ask me to help them find my creation that will suit them. I think that would be the best answer to that. Sharon: If somebody wants to get ahold of you, what's the best way? Joe: The best way to get ahold of me is through social media on Instagram, @VilaiwanJewelry. The website is Vilaiwan.com. People often send me messages through Instagram or email me at Joe@Vilaiwan.com. That's the best way you can reach me. Mostly I will post my answer back myself because I like to be involved. I like to know, and I'm excited to know, who is interested in my jewelry because my jewelry is not for everyone. I'm fine with that. I like to look at it that way. If it's not for everyone, then I want to know there is that one person who thinks they will potentially be my client. I would love to know them. So, I always respond to those messages myself. Sharon: You mentioned, for instance, that in fall you have dark colors and the old color scheme. What if somebody says, “This spring, the colors are”—I don't know what they are, but maybe melon and bright green. Do you have colors that go? Are you influenced by the colors that are popular? Joe: I'm not influenced by colors so much. The people that know me know I always put together very interesting colors, very unique color schemes. I love to put very dark green with salmon pink, or I would put orange and purple together. That's my signature, too, the combination of colors that people cannot think of, or the colors that people did not know could create a harmony that's interesting. It doesn't have to be a popular color. It can be any colors at any time. If I get inspired and feel like it will be interesting, I will put it together with the design I have, and it will be a fantastic piece. I don't know how to explain it, but if you go through the pictures or see my Instagram, you will see a lot of those pieces I have posted are very unique colors. There are a lot of colors that not a lot of people would think to put together, and those mostly sell very quickly. Sharon: I was going to ask you, is there anything left? If somebody sees something on Instagram or Facebook and they say, “Joe, I like that one and I really want to get it,” is that left? Joe: The best is to say, “I want it definitely,” and then they're presented right away. I will put what's sold in the books. I will post “sold” in dollars, and many times, people say, “Well, can you make it again?” and I say, “No, we cannot make it.” A lot of times, it's only one piece of that scale of ruby that I find. So, they are unique. That's why we don't even have enough pieces to supply. With only my private clients, I was still swamped with it. I appreciate that, and I'm really grateful for those clients and the support they have for me through our pieces for 15, 16 years. Sharon: Wow! I didn't realize it was that long. Joe: Yes. Sharon: Thank you so much for being with us today and for telling us. I'm glad things are going so well. Joe: Thank you, Sharon. Thank you so much for having me. It was great meeting you at the Beverly Hills Art Show. We'll be there again in October, and you will see how completely different it is. Everything you saw at the Beverly Hills Art Show that day is ours. It will be completely new collections that you will see. I'm looking forward to it. Sharon: So am I. Thank you very much. Joe: I had so much fun talking to you and your friends. I like people that enjoy life and appreciate art. I appreciate things that are very similar. I think that's what makes it fun, right? Sharon: That's right. Thank you so much. Joe: Thank you very much. Sharon: We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to TheJewelryJourney.com to check them out. Thank you again for listening. Please leave us a rating and review so we can help others start their own jewelry journey.
This week, Joe and Fran return to the scene of the crime as they watch learn even more unbelievable facts about the explosive true crime story of the Murdaugh Murders. Joe also shares his famous Joan Rivers impersonation, Mama Fran decides to hold judgement on people who leave out their grocery carts in the lot, and Joe rolls back the tapes on Mama Fran.
What you'll learn in this episode: How Joe's family history in the Thai diamond trade influences his business today How Joe generates publicity for his brand without a large PR budget Why Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry focuses on selling one-of-a-kind pieces to select clients How to wear bold, colorful jewelry without getting lost Why fine jewelry doesn't have to be limited to precious metals and gemstones About Joe Vilaiwan (Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong) Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry is the work of creative artist and designer Joe Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong, a second-generation jeweler. In his native Thailand, Joe grew up in his family's diamond jewelry business and developed an instinct for identifying quality stones and metals. A natural-born artist, Joe began designing jewelry at age 14, when he created avant grade diamond rings that hinted at his future career. As an independent visual concept designer for major retailers in the United States and Asia, he quickly became known for his bold, eye-catching store window installations. In 2005 in Los Angeles, Joe returned to his roots and launched Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, which caught the attention of store buyers who recognized his unique blend of art and ornamentation. His meticulously hand-crafted, statement necklaces, cuffs and earrings became top sellers in museum stores and exclusive boutiques as stylish women in international fashion capitals began wearing and collecting his glamorous wearable arts. A favorite among fashion editors, stylists and celebrities, Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry has been featured in magazines, on runways and in film. Joe recently collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to create the couture jewelry collection for the major motion picture, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Additional Resources: Joe's Website Joe's Instagram Joe's Facebook Photos Available on TheJewelryJourney.com Transcript: Although Joe Vilaiwan is known for creating large, over-the-top jewelry, he insists that anyone can wear his work—and almost everyone has, from Joan Rivers to Iris Apfel. As the founder of Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, he has made it his mission to find the perfect piece for every client who connects with his work. He joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about how he gets inspired; how he sources the unique materials he uses in his jewelry; and how he has gotten A-list press for his brand without a large budget. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the first part of a two-part episode. Please make sure you subscribe so you can hear part two as soon as it's released later this week. I was walking through the Beverly Hills Art Show this year. I always said I wanted to go, and this year I finally went. I went in the hopes of finding some unusual jewelry, and that's exactly what I found. If you know me, you know I like statement jewelry, and that's exactly what Joe Vilaiwan's jewelry is. He is the founder and creator of Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry. If you know me, you know exactly what I like. I couldn't decide what to choose: the over-the-top necklace or the more recognizable pearls with diamonds set in. The pearls were larger than anything you would see in real life, so you immediately knew they weren't real and presumed the diamonds weren't real, either. What to choose, the white pearls or the black pearls? They're both fabulous. Clearly, I wasn't the only one who had to have this jewelry, as the booth was swarming with people. Today, Joe will tell us how he started his business and who his clients are. Also, we'll hear how he comes up with his ideas. Joe, welcome to the program. Joe: Thank you for having me. My name is Joe Vilaiwan. I'm the designer and owner of Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry. Sharon: Fine jewelry. I didn't even try and tell you what his real name is because I don't think I could spell it, and I don't know if I could say it. Joe: Joe is my nickname in Thai because everybody in Thailand has a long, complicated last name. So, it's a last name. Everyone has a big name, so my parents also called me Joe. My friends call me Joe as well. Vilaiwan is actually my mother's name, which means beauty in Thai. I use that to honor my mother, who is my inspiration and who taught me about business. My family had a diamond business in Thailand. I grew up with it, and that's how I learned and got inspired and knew about jewelry. Sharon: That's really nice, that it means a nice thing in Thai and that you wanted to honor your mother. Joe: Yes. Sharon: Did you work for somebody else first or did you come here? Joe: For the jewelry business, I have to say the only person I worked for is my mom and the other was a cat. When I was 12, I started helping my mom in her jewelry business, in her diamond business. I helped her when I was very young. However, I got my bachelor's degree in advertising. Then I came to the U.S. to continue my education and my master's degree, which is in interior design and research communications. I took my shot at being an interior designer and concept designer for many, many years and got really successful in that field. I wanted to have something on my own before I'm 30, so I decided that jewelry would be the best business for me. However, growing up, I'm learning about myself. I tend to notice that I've been drawn to big pieces or very bold and strong concepts of art and commercial arts. Therefore, I wanted to do more handmade, fine costume jewelry because I cannot use gems in big pieces of mine. That's how my business started. Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry was started in 2002. So, it's over 15, 16 years ago. Sharon: I saw that you have done a lot of work, and you've gotten a lot of press for your designs. I can see why that would be of interest to you. Joe: I'm very, very blessed with all of the praise and everything, considering that I don't have, or I've never hired, a PR firm. All the praise I got, it just went directly to me, with the project we did for Disney for the movie “Oz the Great and Powerful,” with all those fine fashion shows, fashion weeks, the praise all over the world, all the museums that carry my creations. I'm very blessed that I met people who actually appreciate my creations and believe in my talents. Sharon: Would you say you decided to go after this PR, even though you didn't have a PR firm? Joe: Yes, I did not have a PR firm. I did not hire a PR firm. I come from an advertising background, so I have a definite perspective about this even though I don't have it. That's why I say I'm very fortunate that those people and those players try to find me and contact me directly. That's how I got all that praise and all those awards. Sharon: Would you say that most of your jewelry or all of your jewelry is statement jewelry? I thought you had a great definition of it. Joe: People now come to me, and I will not have simple little things or small, little diamonds or small, little pieces. People come to me because they want unique. Either size, big or small, that I create—the smallest one was too big for some people, but they come to me because it's very special. It's one of a kind. It's the sole concept itself. That's what I'm known for. Sharon: If I had a special dress and I wanted you to design something for it, but I didn't know who you were or I didn't know anything about your jewelry, what would I do? Joe: Usually people find me. I have to say I'm very blessed again, because the best thing that happened to my business is actually my clients. Mostly the clients recommend other clients. Good people will bring good people to your life. I have this empire of great clients because my clients recommend clients. When I say my clients, they're not just saying it to be nice, but they seriously make appointments for their friends or make sure their friends make appointments to come see me. Sometimes they even set their appointment so they can make sure that me and the friends come together, and that those friends get in to see my creations. All my creations are one of a kind, so they run out very quickly. They sell out very quickly, so they're always waiting for the new pieces that will come out and try to get them before anyone else. Basically, clients recommend clients. I also have social media. Do I want jewelry on my Instagram? Do I want fine jewelry on Facebook? People also can find me on those. The reason I don't carry in department stores is because, again, it's one of a kind, so they will run out quickly. I cannot go into the retail system. Also, I want my clients to be special, to be the only person who has the piece. When she wears that piece of jewelry to a particular event, she will be the only one. She would definitely be the star. I wanted to keep that spiritually and to be the lady of my life. Usually, I never have a client who actually brings me a dress and tells me to design something for that dress. Mostly, they get the jewelry and find the dress to work around my jewelry. If they have the dress and they want to wear that dress particularly, they will come and choose the pieces they already created and I already have. I will help them find the right pieces. I have never done anything custom for a particular dress before. I actually find something I already have, that I already created, and is suited. So far, for the past 16 years, we've been a success. There's actually an interesting story. Some of my clients who always wear big designer brands—you can name it from the top of the world. She was going to an event. One time, she bought this necklace from me. This necklace was very over the top, and she said she saw my fashion show in August. That one was in Palm Springs. It's called El Paseo Fashion Week. I had a silver and black dress, but it's a very sweet kind of dress, and she asked me, “Who's the designer?” She wanted to get one and buy that dress with my necklace. So, I sent her the recent necklace she bought with that dress in her size. I did not tell her who the designer was, and she wore it. She brought so much attention, so much praise about it. Finally, she asked me, “Who's the designer?” and I told her that the dress was only $19. I actually bought it in downtown L.A. and it could be worn in five ways. That was a shock to her. Basically, if you have my jewelry, you can honor it with other designer dresses, but you don't have to be caught up to wear something expensive or some very well-known brand. You can buy something very basic and simple. The first thing seen is not my jewelry; it's you. My jewelry is just supporting that dress to help you shine your own light at that particular event. At the same time, you do not need to wear it so dressy for a night event. Mostly all my pieces are practical because they are handmade. You can actually wear them casually with a T-shirt and jeans, and you will look like a rock star as well. That's why my clients love my jewelry; because they can wear it casually or dressy. Also, that's why they love to collect them. Mostly all my clients are collectors, and they are my clients for at least five or six years. I have many of them that have been my clients for over 10 years. When I say over 10 years, it doesn't mean they buy one time and then in the next 10 years another time. No, they've consistently been buying almost every month or every few weeks for the past 12 years or 13 years because they collect them. Sharon: Do you have a seasonality? Do they come to you because they know it's the fall season and you're going to have new stuff? Is it something different for Christmas? Joe: Interestingly, my jewelry doesn't have any season. I don't have a season where this piece will do well, then this piece or something like that. I know for sure that my vacation is during the holidays. Before the holidays, yes, it's busy, but during the holidays, everyone is doing our own thing. I also visit my family, and then it will get picked up again after the holidays in January or February. I don't necessarily think the world now relies on, “Oh, it's spring and summer. You need to wear bright colors, pastel colors. In fall, you need to wear darker colors and something sparkling.” I don't think those kinds of rules are any expectation anymore. Sometime in summer, I have something in white or something that really sparkles, too. People wear whatever they want to wear, whatever can make them feel good about themselves, whatever they are actually comfortable with. So, my answer is my jewelry is not seasonal. People will choose and always love what I create. They will wear what they want to wear in any time of their lives, in any season they want. They enjoy it because the most important thing is that when you put the right piece of jewelry on the right person, the combination of the energy of the person itself and the energy of the creator, the designer, the craftsmanship and everything, everything will be in harmony. That makes you grow. The aura comes, and it will make you feel good about yourself. The emphasis is on that because even though it's a big and bold piece of jewelry, I have to finish everything on the real form. It needs to blend in well with the ongoing structure. It's not going to be something that's big and bold and just attached to your body. It needs to blend in and be a part of your body, so you feel like this is a part of you. It will help complement your energy and your own ability, and that is why it sparkles. The smile will be more beautiful, and you'll become your own self and the best version of you. I think that's my job as a designer. Sharon: So, people bring their dresses to you, and you make the jewelry. That's what you're saying? Joe: No, what I'm saying is that mostly they will buy my jewelry and find a dress themselves. Or, if they bring one in, they will find what I already have. Sharon: I see. Joe: I will help them in that process, to help them find what I already have that will complement the dress they bring. Does that make sense? Sharon: Yes, now I understand. Do you find that some people say, “Oh, that's too much. I could never wear that. It's too big. It's too over the top”? Joe: Yes, I've actually experienced that many times. What I've learned from my experience is they will say that the first time, but once it's on them, once they try them on, everything's just fine. Then they will say, “I could not wear anything small anymore. I want something that's big and bold.” They know it's not the size; it's the personality. That's what is actually more important. If you have a personality that's big enough, that's great enough, that's fine enough to carry my jewelry, whatever size that is, that's what you will find. I have a client that's very petite and only wears big jewelry. Another client used to be one of my collectors as well before she passed away. She was very petite. Most people have necks that are 15 to 16 inches, but everything she bought, I had to customize the neck for her to be 14 ½. She's very small, very petite, and she only wears big, huge pieces of mine. Another collector only wears huge pieces of mine. Sometimes she will put two or three of my necklaces together on top of each other. It's not about the size, but yes, for people who've never known me, who have not seen my art jewelry before, sometimes the reaction is, “Oh my God, that is so big. That is so sparkling.” I always request them to try them on because you will see that sparkle in the eye. You will know that's the right piece on the right person. Sharon: Do you ever watch the red carpet, the award shows, and see your jewelry on them? Joe: Yes. In the business, you basically have to pay for PR for those actors and actresses to wear it. I don't have a lot of PR money. Every season they contact me so I can have my pieces worn on those red carpets, but I don't believe in that. My pieces are doing very well. All my lovely clients, if they want my pieces, have to pay for them. I never give my pieces out for free. Every single client of mine pays the same price as my regular clients. All my clients are the same, as I always say, and I treat them the same. If you love it, you need to respect the artist and you have to possess them. I don't believe in paying someone to wear your jewelry on the red carpet. I don't believe in that. Therefore, when I watch it, it's mostly the brands that can afford it: Chopard, Cartier, expensive, real diamonds or pieces they have the budget to put in. For me, it's a little bit boring. Once in a while, I will see some pieces that are strong and interesting, but mostly it's not. I have a lot of clients who go to red carpets, not as an actress, but they go there as a producer, their lawyer, their agent and other things. They will buy my jewelry, and they bring more attention from all those stars. I don't attach to those kinds of things, that it needs to be famous on a red carpet. For me, all my clients are the same, whether you are a famous actress or you're a housekeeper. Everyone is treated the same. Sharon: We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to TheJewelryJourney.com to check them out.
Today's Show we have our bonus interview segment, because if it's Tuesday, it's time for “5 Questions With…” where we put our guests from the previous week on the hot seat with 5 often silly, sometime serious bonus questions after their interview. Today we bring back Screenwriter and Comedian Mikey Montemayor and Legendary Playwright and Drag Artist Charles Busch, so here we go……. Mikey Montemayor: 1) If you could reboot any movie or television show and write for it, what would you resurrect? 2) You are on stages for comedy all the time, which would be your least favorite to be on stage for; Karaoke or a Danceoff 3) You're on a deserted island and can have only one comedy movie with you. And one Comedy Legend that you are stranded with What's your pick for each? 4) We have Lip Sync Battles, Who would you want to do a stand-up comedy battle, and why? And who do you think would win? 5) If your jokes were a vehicle, what type would they be? A speedy sports car, a leisurely bicycle, or perhaps a clown car? Charles Busch: 1. You have created so many of your own fantastic characters, Which Broadway play or musical character, past or present, do you secretly wish you had written or played in drag? 2. If aliens landed tomorrow and you had to introduce them to drag with one performance, which of yours would you choose to represent Earth? 3. Kathy Griffin is hosting Salons now with people you've worked with like Margaret Cho and Rosie O'Donnell, you have met, talked or worked with such amazing people from Anjelica Houston, to Linda Lavin, to Joan Rivers, who would you have loved seeing host one and who would you want to attend with? 4. Has there ever been a prop or costume piece that either went hilariously wrong on stage or that you've grown surprisingly attached to? 5. You've written this amazing book about your life, who's life story would you love to read about that maybe hasn't been written yet? Be sure to check out my guest's Website at: www.charlesbusch.com and you can find them on Social Media here: @mikeymontemayor and @chasbusch Thank you for listening to the Left of Str8 Radio Network, hosted by Scott Fullerton. The Left of Str8 Radio Network was created for the LGBTQ Community and our Straight Allies and we talk to and about, celebrities and personalities from the worlds of Entertainment, Foodies, Music, Books, and Advocacy. We post our weekly lgbtq news show, The Rainbow Rundown on Mondays, Our Left of Str8 Interviews post on Thursdays and Fridays, and we post our bonus "5 Questions With...." our Interviewee's on Tuesdays. Our newest show, "Bears of a Certain Age," airs on its own YouTube Channel in our partnership with The Queer Centric every Wednesday. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8radio.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can find the video podcast of each episode on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $8 a month, or $13 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8 .............Thanks, Scott
We're back and it's Ashley's choice! Joan Rivers was known in her later years for over the top plastic surgery and for participating in the celebrity bullying culture that was rampant in the early ‘00s. The documentary, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK sought to look beyond this image to better understand River's place as a groundbreaking comedian, and possibly the hardest working person in show business. The result is a compelling look at the effects of fame and the insecurity of trying to make a life and a living in the limelight. Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Android. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. Visit our site: shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback to email@example.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating on iTunes, so other folks can find us. © 2023 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson
Get ready for a powerful episode as we navigate through the resonating impact of The Laramie Project, a play that touches on the harrowing murder of Matthew Shepard, and the significant legislation that it inspired. We are joined by the play's director at Theatre Suburbia, Judy Reeves who offers us an intriguing insight into this dramatic piece. Judy details how the play uniquely employs ten actors to portray over 65 roles, and how it is not solely focused on the murder, but on the ripple effect it caused within the community of Laramie, leading to the creation of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.Guest: Judy Reeveshttps://web.theatresuburbia.org/season/63/show/laramie-projectThis episode also welcomes the talented Charles Busch, a celebrated playwright, actor, novelist, director, portrait artist, and cabaret entertainer, who shares details of his upcoming memoir, Leading Lady. We examine the specific aspects of Judy Reeves' play, The Laramie Project, set to stage at Theatre Suburbia from September 15 through October 14. We also reflect on the invaluable role of platforms like KPFT in amplifying voices that often go unheard, and the continuous call for support from our listeners.Guest: Charles Buschhttps://www.amazon.com/Leading-Lady-Memoir-Most-Unusual/dp/1637744145We wrap up our episode with a heartwarming conversation with the acclaimed actor, Bryan Batt, known for his Broadway productions. Bryan offers a sneak peek into his role in the forthcoming show, Pay the Writer, as well as his experience filming during the pandemic and the film's upcoming release in New York City. We also share personal anecdotes about the late comedian Joan Rivers, a theater history enthusiast and the value of humor in navigating adversity. Brian offers some pearls of wisdom for the younger members of the LGBTQ+ community, and we discuss the significance of queer voices in the play Pay the Writer. Prepare to swim in a sea of theater, history, and community.Guest: Bryan Batthttps://paythewriterplay.com
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Welcome to today's enlightening conversation with the legendary James Van Praagh, a global leader in the realm of mediumship and one of the most accurately gifted spiritual mediums of our age. James is renowned for his exceptional work as a “survival evidence medium.” Through detailed communications from the spiritual world, he brings forth compelling evidence of life beyond death.His profound insights have landed him spots on the annual Watkins List of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, alongside other revered spiritual teachers, authors, and visionaries. With a career spanning over 30 years, James has touched the lives of millions, delivering messages of comfort, hope, and peace. His expertise and charm have led him to collaborate with a galaxy of stars, such as Cher, Goldie Hawn, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, to name just a few.As the best-selling author of over 12 global hits like Talking to Heaven and The Power of Love, his writings are a beacon for those seeking spiritual enlightenment. His literary work spans a vast range of topics, providing readers with tools to connect with the spiritual realm and heal their hearts. James's charismatic presence isn't just confined to books.He's graced numerous television and radio shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and The View. You might recognize him as the host of the renowned show Beyond. His talent even extends to the world of production, with CBS's popular series The Ghost Whisperer under his belt as an executive producer. Furthermore, his passion for imparting knowledge led to the creation of The James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts. This esteemed institution, crowned as the #1 Online Learning platform for spiritual enthusiasts, offers a plethora of courses, from professional certifications to engaging audio-visual modules. Dive deep into our conversation and experience the magic of James Van Praagh. If you're passionate about spiritual growth and enlightenment, don't forget to share and subscribe. Together, let's embark on a journey to explore the unseen realms of existence. Enjoy the dialogue, and may it illuminate your spiritual path!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4858435/advertisement
With semi-autobiographical books like “Whores of Lost Atlantis” actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen, Charles Busch has fine tuned the recipe for adding drag to your theatrical production to turn it into a comedy hit. Now Charles Busch is finally looking back on his amazing life in theater and drag in his new autobiography “Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy.”FEATURED BOOK: Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boyby Charles BuschGet it on Amazon: https://a.co/d/651o4zeCHARLES BUSCH:https://www.charlesbusch.comCharles Busch pulls you in as he shares his wild stories of his deep friendships and encounters with some of the biggest divas in entertainment, including Joan Rivers, Liza Minelli and Julie Andrews. Today the legendary Charles Busch joins us to talk about the world's first ugly movie star, working with Boy George on Taboo the musical and the painful loss of his mother Gertie at the young age of seven.
You may have seen him getting praised by America's Got Talent judges on cable TV, or comparing the lyrics of "W.A.P." to "Baby It's Cold Outside" on TikTok, or donning a Providence or URI shirt on stage at a New York City comedy club. Either way, you definitely know Tom Cotter. In an exclusive interview with BBB's first ever comedian guest, Tom Cotter has us laughing like we've never done before on the show. Tom takes us back to his days growing up in Providence, discovering his love for comedy at Denison University, and making it a full-time career. As the first comedian ever to reach the finals of NBC's America's Got Talent, Tom's career rapidly took off - he collaborated with Jay Leno, Howard Stern, and other well-known comedians, as well as participating in an AGT Judge Roast of the late Joan Rivers. We discuss what it takes to be a comedian in today's world and turning the "brand" of a comedian into a business. BEERS: Will is fresh-off two beer festivals and has plenty of new beers to share with us, but one stood out as unique from Brew at the Zoo. Japas Cervejaria, a Brazilian brewery founded by women of Japanese descent, created "Matsurika," a pilsner backed with tea and jasmine petals. One of the more floral beers we've rated on the show, Matsurika scored high, especially considering its unique background. Jake is almost wrapped up with the review of his Western tour, finishing us off with another baseball beer from Petco Park in San Diego. Ballast Point, one of the more well-known breweries from Southern California, gave us "Swingin' Friar Ale," a crushable toast to the Padres with 100% Simcoe hops - a true home run for casual beers to drink at the ballpark. BUSINESS: Apple has finally launched their iPhone 15 and a host of new products, but it comes with a big caveat - the new Apple products will switch over to USB-C charging, a departure from the Lightning technology that they invented years ago. Will this help or hurt Apple, and will consumers rush to get new products given this new development? We spend far too much time debating if we're brainwashed by Apple, and sucked in by their interest-free loans and Apple Card. BALLS: Week 1 of the NFL came and went, and without a doubt, the biggest storyline has been Aaron Rodgers tearing his Achilles tendon on the fourth play of his first game as a New York Jet. What will the Jets do without him, and will we ever see him on the football field again? What veteran quarterbacks could we seen on the field in place of Rodgers? We go over some of the performances that we found impressive from Week 1, and give some bold predictions for next week. This episode is brought to you by DraftKings. The DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston's hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Mass! Bet on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home. Don't bet with some out-of-town sportsbook, BET LOCAL with DraftKings! Plus, ALL new customers who sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook TODAY using code BBB will receive up to ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS in BONUS bets! Soon you'll be able to bet on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America's top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW! Sign up with code BBB to get up to ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use once mobile sports betting hits Massachusetts. Only at DraftKings Sportsbook with code BBB! We're proud to present Manscaped as our partner! What guy wouldn't want The Right Tools for The Job?! Head over to manscaped.com/house, or use the code HOUSE at checkout for 20% off AND free shipping on your order. Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram. Check out house-enterprise.com for all of our content. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beersbusinessandballs/support
Ed Berenhaus joined me to discuss his influences: Jack Benny, Sonny Fox, Chuck McCann, Soupy Sales, Jay Ward; seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium and being able to hear them; going to Stony Brook University to be a director but segueing to TV and radio; the many rock acts he saw; growing up in Kew Gardens and having Art Garfunkel's school dictionary; becoming an NBC page when befriended by Cousin Brucie; giving the NBC tour; working with Sonny Fox on NBC children's programming; working on Saturday Night Live; Aykroyd & Belushi shower with the pages; meeting Bill Murray; doing an extra rehearsal the day before the October 11, 1975 premiere; being with Chevy at the 1976 DNC at MSG; the NBC logos; the original idea for SNL (Albert Brooks, Jim Henson); seeing Billy Crystal get cut from the first episode; the Candice Bergen episode being the first one to look like SNL today; watching the theme song be written; checking out the musical guests; working on the Tomorrow show and giving pointers to Dan Aykroyd on his Tom Snyder impression; putting the younger better looking audience members up front; seating celebrities; taking Mick Jagger and Ron Wood to the bathroom during the Eric Idle show; making promos for the news; watching the SNL promos being taped; the problems of writing talk show promos; taking Sean Connery to the bathroom when the door won't open; leaving NBC to go to Satellite Network News; SNN being bought out by Ted Turner; moving to Harpo to make promos for The Oprah Winfrey Show; making fun promos for Nick at Nite; memorable promos for The Donna Reed Show and I Dream of Jeannie used in the movie "As Good as it Gets"; worked for Broadway Video on Sunday Night; meeting Miles Davis; the legacy of SNL; trying to give away tickets to a spontaneous Paul Simon / George Harrison performance; SNL being both original and running ideas into the ground; working for The Jeremy Kyle Show and The Joan Rivers Show; the generosity of working with Joan Rivers; meeting George Burns
And Another Thing With Dave, by Dave Smith #AATWD In this episode, part 2 of 4 part series with Uncle Leo from the Stereo app. Summary: In this episode, the speakers discuss various topics including hologram technology, conspiracy theories, and government deception. They touch on the use of holograms in Dubai for the grand opening of a skyscraper, as well as the potential military applications of this technology. The conversation then shifts to conspiracy theories such as Project Blue Beam and the idea of using an outside threat to unite people. The speakers also delve into the events surrounding 9/11 and raise questions about the official narrative. They mention the involvement of Saudi Arabia and Israel, as well as the suspicious behavior of certain individuals. The conversation concludes with a discussion about crisis actors and the potential for deception in various aspects of society. Key Takeaways: Hologram technology is being used for grand openings and entertainment purposes, but its potential military applications are concerning. Conspiracy theories like Project Blue Beam suggest that an outside threat could be used to unite people and consolidate power. The events of 9/11 raise questions about the official narrative, including the involvement of Saudi Arabia and Israel. The behavior of certain individuals, such as the dancing Israelis, adds to the suspicion surrounding 9/11. Crisis actors are a real phenomenon, and people can be swayed to act against their morals for the right price. Quotes: "They're already doing those holograms in China." - Speaker B "We've seen introductions to Tupac and Michael Jackson do this for Hollywood and entertainment purposes." - Speaker C "The only way you can unite all the powers and the people as one on Earth is if you had an outside threat." - Speaker C "We're supposed to believe that all these systems that we have in place and that we rehearse the functionality of all failed simultaneously. I just don't buy it." - Speaker A "What do you mean we need a gay president? We already got one. Obama's gay, and he's married to a trans." - Joan Rivers Thank you for tuning in! If you are digging what I am doing, and picking up what I'm putting down, please share the podcast on social media and with friends. Reviews are greatly appreciated. You can leave a review on Podpage directly, or can access Apple Podcasts, or Spotify through podpage. Link below Thanks again!!! Follow me and find More of My Content with link below https://linktr.ee/andanotherthingwithdave Thank you to my listeners throughout the world. Now heard in 65 countries. According to Spotify my podcast is in the top 20% of podcasts shared internationally. Listener locations: 71% USA 9% Canada 6% United Kingdom 4% India 2% Australia 1% Ireland 1% Germany 1% Romania 1% Russia less than 1% in 55 plus countries THANK YOU all !!! #aatwd #andanotherthing #davesmith #podcast #conspiracies #truther #andanotherthingwithdave holograms, China, Dubai, skyscraper, blue whales, Christopher Reeves, stem cell research, Tupac, Michael Jackson, DARPA, military, Wi-Fi, Project Blue Beam, conspiracy theories, Patriot Act, Department of Homeland Security, 9/11, George Bush SR, bin Laden family, Mossad, Pentagon, cameras, FBI, Joan Rivers, Obama, Michelle Obama, crisis actors, ethics, morals, --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andanotherthingwithdave/message
Ep #589 Of The Clay Edwards Show W/ Shaun Yurtkuran On 103.9 WYAB (09/06/23) 1. Shaun joins the show to recap Labor day weekend, Derek calls in and starts a conversation about the Ukraine war which takes us down a rabbit hole about the Ukrainian Nazi's in Florida who are also Joe Biden supporters. This is a wild story, try to follow along or give Laura Loomer a follow on X / Twitter to catch up on all the details. 2. Shaun "accidentally" ends up at Decadence on New Orleans over the weekend (the south's largest gay festival), he re-caps what he saw and explains how he got there. 3. There was a crappy situation on a Delta airline flight from Atlanta to Barcelona yesterday, apparently a passenger had such a terrible case of diarrhea that the plane had to turn around after 2 hours and go back to Atlanta and be cleaned out by a hazmat crew. 4. Master D calls into the show, not sure what he was talking about but apparently the paint fumes are making people gay and making white men date black women (his words not mine) 5. Tucker Carlson is interviewing Larry Sinclair tonight, Larry has claimed for years that he had sex and smoked crack with Obama. We also go into the fact that Joan Rivers died just 2 weeks after telling the world that Obama was gay and Michelle was a transgender. Check out my website at Www.ClayEdwardsShow.Com for all things Clay