Ep. 50 featuring Debra L. Johnson (Entertainment Lawyer) & Kirk Nebel (Hollywood Academy of Music/Coldwell Banker Realtor).

Kirk Nebel was born and raised in Portland, Oregon in the seventies, and grew up listening to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and AC-DC. He started playing the violin when he was 6 years old, studying classical music extensively. At the age of 12 he began guitar lessons and thus began his passion for playing Rock’ n ’roll. kirk received my BS in Political Science and Business from the University of Oregon, where I fell in love with the music of The Cult, the doors, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains. He moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to get more sunshine and to attend Musician’s Institute to study guitar where he received his Professional Diploma from MI and taught private guitar lessons out of his apartment for several years. He spent the evenings playing in local bands, and eventually founded his own alternative rock band: Velveteen Robot, which has released two full length CDs. In 2003 he opened his own music school; Hollywood Academy of Music, which offers private and group music lessons for students of all ages. After 5 years, he expanded the school to its second location in North Hollywood in the NOHO Arts district. Seven years after founding the school they have 18 amazing teachers and two office managers on staff and over 350 students attending classes. Always looking for a new challenge, in 2009, Kirk received his California real estate license and have been working as a broker for the past year, in addition to keeping the music school working like clockwork.

If you want infotainment, WE GOT THE GOODS!!!!!

Musical Artists Include: Jimi Hendrix & Velveteen Robots, Grace Bawden

Broadcast #50

Original Air date: 1/5/11



The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).