Eyedentity Talk with Janna Lopez
James Dylan: Electric Voice of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
James Dylan is the singer of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE). In 2007 Led Zeppelin had recently performed their first full-length concert in nearly 30 years. Rumors circulated that the band was planning to tour, but were put to rest when singer Robert Plant announced that he had no plans to tour with Zeppelin. Jimmy, Jason and John Paul briefly entertained the idea of touring with another singer. Dylan was considered for the role after the band discovered him on the internet. Though the highly anticipated Led Zeppelin reunion tour never came to be, Bonham still wanted to play the music and in February 2009 Jason and James began working together in what would become Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE) - A show where Jason would perform his father's music and share stories from the unique perspectives of being John Bonham's son. With Dylan at the vocal helm, JBLZE has toured with Foreigner, Heart, Cheap Trick, Whitesnake. In 2020 JBLZE launched their Ten Years Gone Tour celebrating the band's 10th year touring. Dylan is also an incredibly accomplished artist. He double-majored in Fine Art and Graphic Design while studying at the School School of Visual Arts in New York.He draws, paints, and designs sets and merchandise for JBLZE. visit www.jamesdylanofficial.com.
David Richman - Endurance Athlete Cycles 4,700 Miles To Connect Cancer Stories
David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, he discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer. He continues to do Ironman triathlons and a wide range of endurance athletic events, having recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride. He is married, lives in Southern Nevada, and has twins who are in college.
Josh Rose: Breaking Generational Ranks, Leaving Rabbinical Life, & Creating New Rituals
Rabbi Josh Rose started Co/Lab: Growing Creative Jewish Portland, after over a decade as a synagogue rabbi. He hailed from multiple generations of rabbis, and first to carve a divergent non-rabbinical path. Although a believer in the work of synagogues, his Jewish path led to more unbound directions. An avid motorcyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and a music freak, he holds a Master of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College, and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard. He lives in Portland with his wife Channah, three boys Eliav, Akiva and Rafael, and terrier Ethel. www.colabprx.org.
Steve Spatz - BookBaby, Self-Publishing & Beauty of Authentic Stories
Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and the President ofBookBaby, the nation’s leading self-publishing services company. After a long career in direct marketing with Fortune 500 companies including Mattel and Hasbro, he joined AVL Digital in 2004 to lead the direct-to-consumer marketing teams for music industry-leading brandsDisc Makers,Oasis, andCD Baby. Spatz was tapped to lead the company’s new publishing division in late 2014 and drove expansion of the company into a full-service self-publishing provider. The company is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ (just outside Philadelphia, PA) and meets the printed book and eBook needs of thousands of self-publishing authors around the globe.Steven loves to hear from authors, editors, and publishers in the BookBaby community with tales of publishing trials and triumphs. To tell him your story, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrice Zappa-Porter - Frank's Sister, Author & Performer On Life & Loss
This is a special 2-part episode. Part 1 Janna Lopez interviews Patrice about Frank, life, loss, and love. Part 2, Guest Host Ty Hitzemann goes deeper into the Frank Zappa vaults of music, art, Patrice's husband singer Nolan Porter, and the Zappa family. Patrice Zappa-Porter is a singer, performer, author, and baby sister of rock icon Frank Zappa. She was married to soul singer Nolan Porter who passed away in 2021. Together the two of them performed in venues around the globe, including the internationally-recognized Zappanale. Patrice’s book, “My Brother Was A Mother” documents growing up with Frank and the Zappa family, and is available on www.crossfirepublications.com. She currently lives in Ventura, California, and is working on her next book, about the life and career of her husband, Nolan Porter.
Lincoln Salazar - Connecting Cigars, Spirits, & A Publishing Dream
Lincoln Salazar is the highly-respected Publisher and CEO of the award-winning Cigar & Spirits Magazine. As publisher for over a decade, Salazar has created a multi-media luxury lifestyle brand that includes the magazine, in-person product-showcase events, online video, and social media content. Cigar & Spirits features celebrity interviews, lifestyles, fashion, travel, and cuisine through coverage nationwide, and international distribution in 14 countries. Salazar is community-focused and takes pride in cultivating meaningful personal and professional relationships. For info visit www.cigarandspirits.com.
Lauren Snyder - Transwoman, Artist, & Becoming Your Self
Lauren (né Steven) was born in Cheyanne, Wyoming and raised in St. Louis after his father died when he was 7. Lauren completed a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Psychology in 1973 and then a Master’s degree in Media Communications in 1979 at Webster University. In 1985, he married and had two daughters. Lauren moved her family to Denver in 1998 and built a real estate business with his wife. Transition –when Lauren’s marriage ended in 2015, she moved permanently to Santa Fe to pursue art and evolve into life as a woman. Since then, she has shown mixed media folk art that incorporates manmade and natural objects found into paintings on canvases of wood construction. Her playful work and colorful palette explore gender identity, feminine ideology, and personal, emotional experience as a transwoman.
David Fishof - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasies Built On Fortitude, Passion, & Faith
Whether he’s producing a tour, assembling an All-Starr band with Ringo Starr, or writing a best-selling book, there’s one thing David Fishof is always doing: dreaming. Hailed as one of the most innovative entertainment producers in the world, David’s been responsible for some of the most successful live shows ever brought to the stage. But of all the shows over his 40+ year career, one production stands out: Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. 25 years later the camp has given more than 6,000 folks from around the world a chance to live the rock star dream. Campers get to meet and jam with their musical idols—including Joe Perry, Vince Neil, Jack Bruce, and Jeff Beck—in legendary venues. In January 2021, Giant Films released Rock Camp, a documentary from Academy Award winner Doug Blush, covering the history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, featuring interviews from campers and rock stars alike.In addition to founding Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, David’s career highlights include reuniting The Monkees for their blowout reunion tour in 1986 and the British Rock Symphony (with Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, and Jon Anderson). David also worked with Ringo Starr to create the All Starr Band, and over its fifteen-year existence, David produced eight All Star Band tours.David’s career has also spanned sports. He’s represented NFL greats Phil Simms, Mark Bavaro, Vince Ferragamo, and Jack Reynolds, as well as baseball stars Lou Piniella, Dave Magadan, and Randy Myers. David authored the best-selling book "Putting It On The Line” about sports and entertainment, and his second book “Rock Your Business” was an Amazon best seller. David resides in los Angeles and is the proud father of five, grandfather of seven and husband of Karen Finkel. Watch Rock Camp the Movie.
Gabrielle Glaser - Acclaimed Author, Journalist & Adoption Reform Advocate
GabrielleGlaseris the author of "American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption," which tells the shocking truth about postwar adoption in America through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their lifelong search to find each other. The book was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and CBSSunday Morning.Gabrielle's 2013 book examining women's drinking and the American rehab industry, "Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink -- and How They Can Regain Control" was a New York Times bestseller. Her2015 Atlanticstory on science-based approaches to addiction was included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology of 2016. She is the mother of three grown daughters.