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LDG EP#042 8 Million Seconds of Summer

Well, summer's here, we've now gone into a couple of weeks, had our 4th of July and there's only a few more short weeks. Having 8 million seconds of one season sounds like a lot of time, but, in all actuality we know how quick this season can fly by. Do you have plans scheduled out on your calendar so that you don't miss out on any fun? Today we talk about some fun ways to keep summertime happy an fun. -Working outdoors -Things to do for summertime fun -The Lazy hazy days of summer...


LDG EP#041Get Jazzy - It's Jazz Appreciation Month!

Are you a Jazz fan? One of my favorite music genres is Jazz. I recently learned that April is Jazz Appreciation Month so I would like to talk about what you can do today to celebrate it. My family would always play music in the house and my mom and dad loved all of the best that music had to offer, from Benny Goodman, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Broadway show tunes and so much more. There was always a great tune playing in the house. So, at an early age (as early as I can recall – age...


LDG EP#040 - Jordan Rosenthal - Fortunate Youth

Hey there, welcome to today's episode of the Lil' Drummer Girl. I'm stoked because in this episode we get a live interview with Jordan Rosenthal, the drummer of the Fortunate Youth. Fortunate Youth is a collective of six outstanding musician/producers who have taken the worldwide music scene by storm. They spread inspirational messages of peace, love, and unity. They connect music lovers from all around the globe creating a family of positivity and progressive ideals. Fortunate Youth...


LDG EP#039 Drummer Wesley Finley of Rebelution

Reggae Rise Up, the three-day reggae festival was back in full swing at the Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Rebelution was on the bill on the opening night and their drummer Wesley Finley was gracious enough to give me an live interview before his show. For those of you who may not be familiar with Rebelution, they are a California Reggae Roots band and it all started in 2004 with 5 guys (Eric Rachmany, Matt Velasquez, Rory Carey, Marley D. Williams and Wesley...


LDG #038 - Barbara Marville - Just Marvelous!

Today on the Lil' Drummer Girl is guest Barbara Marville Kelly. We worked together at HSN (the Home Shopping Network) and Barbara was one of the top on-air selling hosts on the show. With 15 years under her belt, she has worked with guests such as Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, Loni Anderson, and Franki Avalon just to name a few. Over the years she found the importance of absolute proper health, nutrition, sleep, life balance and personal growth & development, were critical for optimal...


LDG EP#037 Meet DJ Ry Toast the Coolest DJ in L.A.

Today's episode DJ Ry Toast of Tyrone's Jacket is in the house. She's one of the coolest DJ's around. Listen today and find out why. DJ Ry Toast is an LA Based DJ, her style is rooted in NY Hip Hop, but her sound has no boundaries. She lives for "feel good" music. She's into funk, soul, R&B as well as modern sounds like Nudisco, Bass, and Moombahton. She has played with hip hop heavy hitters such as: DMX, Nas, WuTang Clan and Masta Ace. She is 1/3 of LA's Hip Hop group: Tyrone's Jacket...


LDG #EP036 Gwyneth Leech Master of the Coffee Cup Art and More!

Today’s episode is an in-depth interview with NYC artist Gwyneth Leech. Gwyneth is well known for her artwork on used coffee cups. She's studied at the Edinburgh College of art in the UK. Gwyneth has exhibited over 850 coffee cup art works in specific installations. It all began in 2011 in the Window Space for Public Art on West 39th Street in the infamous NYC’s Garment District. Her presence at work in the window was an instrumental part of the project. From there, she went onto the...


LDG EP#034 Manage Your Time - Stay On Your Game & Make It Happen!

Have you noticed time is moving very quickly these days? Do you find yourself saying "I'm just killing time?" If so, please don't. Time is a commodity we should not waste. Especially, when there's much to do. How do you handle your time management? How long is your to-do list? Are you planning any time off for yourself before the year's over? Take care of your time and it will take care of you. So listen to today's show and grab a couple of tips to help you get things done and on...



Today’s guest is Joe Dickens, drummer of the band Iration. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Iration, they are an alternative Reggae group consisting of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. They are a deep rooted reggae influenced band infused with elements of rock and pop which create smooth original sounds. They’re motto is: “We’re all about luv”. Joe Dickens has been touring nationally since 2008, performing nationally at festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hangout and...


LDG EP#31 Tribal Seeds - Zeb- Jamey Dakofsky

Today I have very fun, cool and special guest – Zeb a/k/a Jamey Dakofsky who is the drummer for Tribal Seeds. Zeb is from L.A. and has been playing drums since he was 8 years and old and by age 10 he was gigging in a punk and classic rock. All the while playing with various musical ensembles, working on Timpani, hand percussion and full drum set. He attended the performing arts high school in California and by age 20 he was backing his first Reggae artist Mikey Dread H.R. from Bad...


LDG EP#030 It's Radio Day!

It's National Radio Day today. I'm so excited because it made me think of my first radio. Do you remember your first radio? It was a hand-me-down from my big brother. It was a small transistor radio that you could plug a earplug into it (they didn't have two ear buds, one side only). A pull up antennae and basically it would only play AM radio (even though there were dials on it for FM, it wouldn't come in clearly). Me and my girlfriends would sit on our stoops in Park Slope, Brooklyn and...


LDG EP#029 Happy National Men's Grooming Day

Greetings Gentlemen, this episode today is specifically for you (well some of it can also apply to women), but I'm dedicating this one for you guys out there. Today is National Men's Grooming Day! My question for you is this: Do you take good care of your skin? I'm not just referring to the skin on your face, but the skin on your body, feet, and hands as well? What about your scalp? Your ears?? If you're saying, "not really", well then listen on. Today I'm going to cover how we can...


LDG EP#032 - Self-Promote - Raleigh Pinskey - Queen of Public Relations

Way back in 1996 I went to a Women's Business Conference in Newport Beach, CA. It was my first Women in Business conference". I was so excited, I had never been to a women's business conference before. I didn't know what to expect. When I pulled up to the parking lot of the conference center, my immediate reaction (from being an introvert) was to turn around and forget about going to the conference. My anxiety was kicking in high gear and I didn't want to deal with meeting lots of new...


LDG EP#028 - Bickley Rivera - Queen of the Steel Pan Drums

A few weeks ago I attended our local radio station WMNF 88.5's benefit - Karbbyan Kruze Music Festival hosted by Angela B. at Skippers Smokehouse and saw some amazing, talented and fun performers throughout the day. When Bickley Rivera and Island Chill band came out to play, I was immediately enthralled with her playing on the steel drums and the percussion and groove of the band they were so much fun to listen to. I couldn't stop moving to the music. I had a great chance to meet her and...


LDG EP#027 JoAnne Jensen - Life on The Race Track

I love cars, the faster the better. I've been blessed to be able to attend the Firestone Grand Prix which is held annually here in streets of downtown St. Petersburg, FL. They actually turn the streets of the city into an amazing race track where the Formula 1 cars race around the track for a full weekend and drive for the grand prize. It's such a fun event. If you ever have a chance to attend, it's a must see. It's held in the month of March. It just so happened that I met JoAnne...


LDG EP#026 Meet Timothy Raines - The Master of Splash Art

I became a fan of Timothy Raines' artwork when I was introduced to it at a fashion show here in St. Petersburg, FL about eight years ago. I immediately fell in love with his paintings of exotic cars, sports entertainment and exquisitie nature scenes. A couple of weeks ago, St. Petersburg hosts the Firestone Grand Prix and it's annual races. I ran into Timothy at a pre-Grand Prix party where Tim was giving a rare live demonstration of his amazing artwork and was once again in awe of his...


LDG EP#025 Let Sally Slater Author of Paladin Help You Unleash The Book Inside You

Today's episode is a quickie. I was at the opening party of the Social Media Week in New York City and met Sally Slater, she is the author of the book Paladin. As I'm in the process of writing a book, I thought it would be great to ask a published author some questions on how you too can get your book from mind to print. Stay in touch with Sally at Take a listen and get your flow going. Happy writing! Rock On & Rock Out, Dawn-Marie Mutell XO Stay in...


LDG EP#024 Matt Poynter - The Hip Abduction

The first annual Et Cultura Festival , a three day annual festival of music, art and film was held in downtown St. Petersburg a few weeks ago. I'm just loving the fact that they're doing more art and music related festivals in our town. I saw that The Hip Abduction was the headlining act for the event. I wasn't familiar with them so I looked them up on YouTube and immediately fell in love with their sound. They're a Trop-Indie Band right here from our back yard - true native Floridians...


LDG EP#023 Master Reggae Drummer - Dyrol Randall - Jahfari Band

Meet Dyrol Randall (A/K/A Chops). He’s an internationally recognized drummer who has recorded and performed with headliners such as Sister Carol, Mykal Rose, The Original Wailers, Judy Mowatt, and more. He currently performs with Reggae band Jahfari. A few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to visit this cool place called Skipper’s Smokehouse which is a bit of a shack style restaurant with the best fried green tomatoes and alligator bites. But, just as great is their food, is their...


LDG EP#022 Reach For The Stars With Louie LaVella - Concert Promoter & Marketing Guru

Today’s show we’re going to dive into ways to promote your brand or music and learn ways to get more ears and eyes on you. Louie La Vella, the guest on today’s episode is the king of promoting festivals, concerts and working in the “shark infested waters” of the nightlife and music industry as a marketing and branding consultant. Whether you’re a musician, performer, D.J. or entrepreneur, Louie will make your show shine! Louie has over 20 years of experience in the nightlight arena...