E for EVERYONE!!!
The first page of The Daily Question: My 5-Year Spiritual Journal starts on January 1st and ends 5 years later on December 31st.
by JJ Goode and Helen Hollyman
To note, a lot of these “munchies” are made from scratch. If it’s late at night and your looking for something FAST, I suggest you find something else to eat (and/or drink) and just read this book (ALONG with your other late night snack!) Seriously, though, I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a lot of fun reading!
Available at Amazon.com/Munchies
More Munchies Recipes at MUNCHIES/Recipes
Watch Chef’s Night Out at ChefsNightOut/EPISODES
VEGAN Instant Pot Cookbook
101 Tasty Plant-Based Recipes for your Instant Pot
For me, I think the recipe selections are GREAT in this book-nothing is too fancy or too “out there”, yet eventful and easy enough to cook in any instant pot!
So if you have an instant pot, want to focus eating towards MORE PLANT BASED foods AND still want the PLEASURE of eating to be EVENTFUL, please consider this cookbook!
Seriously, in my opinion, I really feel that the author did a beautiful job inspiring the reader on how EASY cooking can be with one instant pot and plenty of yummy nourishing plant-based ingredients!
Available at: Amazon.com/VeganInstaPot
I LOVE…LOVE…AND LOVE the information in this book! It’s like mindful eating on speed! I can’t imagine NOT telling someone to get this book!!! How We Eat… is heading for GREAT SUCCESS!
This amazing book is so well written and covers SO MUCH about the psychology of eating, emotional connections with food, all sorts of sensory experiences associated with food, and illusions of authorities, how we think of ourselves around others, food noise phobias, music validations and how it can affect our time spent in a restaurant, what and how we order off menu’s, delights vs. disgust psychology, how forks may be more trouble than their worth, and so so so much more-and so much more that one review could possibly never cover!
I seriously cannot put this book down and I HIGHLY recommend it both for yourself and every friend out there!
Available NOW at Amazon.com/HowWeThinkWithOurEyes
Also available on Audible at: Amazon.com/HowWeThinkWithOurEyesAudio
How well do YOU know R. Stevie Moore? Please-let me know in the comments!
R. Stevie Moore agreed to give a quick interview so I could not only get to know him a little bit better, but so I could also help spread the word to our planet’s musical ears and show off this man’s musical artistry and creativity….along with some personal thoughts on his current life and career.
I’m so excited-so here we go!
R. Stevie Moore “Pop Music”
MFP: Hello, R. Stevie Moore, and thank you for taking the time for this interview! I’ll start with this: When you first began creating music, what was your initial intention as you were bringing your music in to the world? What was driving you?
*R. Stevie Moore: Aaaaaaaaaaaaas is often the common answer to this question, no no no there was never any intention! The only intention is to let out the creative musical energy from within. where it lands is irrelevant, but …. it has GOT TO COME OUT. Pressure valve. That is what was driving me. art is not a plan, art is exhaled.
MFP: I’ve ALWAYS wanted to ask you this….are you a self taught musician?
*R. Stevie Moore: Yes, generally so. however, conversely, I inherited the genes of a very intense musical father. Never forget. Not sure who Id’ve been without that in my DNA.
MFP: Even after being known for releasing over 400 albums of music, do you feel there is still more you have yet to accomplish?
*R. Stevie Moore: Pride. Never of one single part, but of the gigantic whole. and sadly, no, i don’t feel there’s much else to accomplish. I’ve absolutely surrendered to old age fatigue and lazy loss of any firm direction; there will never again be well-thought-out song composition, and/or smartly grounded full-length album assembly. My pop sense is in chaos.
MFP: It seems, at least to me, that social media has been a great tool for many artists and musicians, do you feel satisfied with your current connection with your fans and audiences?
*R. Stevie Moore: Somewhat satisfied. it’s a slippery slope. Wires connecting me to global people, is it good? shall i cut the ties that bind? Vulnerability bites.
Rare physical CD’s and Vinyl by R. Stevie Moore
A QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH R. STEVIE MOORE
MFP: As I’ve read up on you, I’ve noticed that you tend to be introduced in names like “Mr. Lo-Fi Legend”, “Grandfather of DIY music”. What would you prefer to be known by?
*R. Stevie Moore: Just name tags, come on. Matters not.
MFP: You’ve gained a LOT of respect and admiration from well known and respected artists and musician’s. Even so, has “the road” through your musical journey been a satisfying and/or good ride for you?
*R. Stevie Moore: Oh no. Decades of struggle.////
MFP: As far as the music/record industry as we once knew it, meaning when music was pretty much controlled by major industrial forces, do you feel you could have actually thrived in it, knowing what you know now?
*R. Stevie Moore: No way.
R. STEVIE MOORE’S LIFE ON PLANET EARTH
MFP: I once read this quoted from you and it felt really good to my spirit, “It’s about songcraft, diverse music creativity, talent, intolerance for mediocrity…”. I LOVE this!
What is the greatest experience that music has ever given you? Examples would be, like being inspired by a moment or a muse, the freedom that comes with creation, the music after it’s created and the feelings that come with it, and so on.
*R. Stevie Moore: Too many to mention AND I rarely rank favorites/greatests. All or nothing at all.
MFP: Do you feel that you came to this planet at the right time? That you really did come here to do what you were supposed to do -and at this particular time? Like, maybe your calling was to bring something very specific. Very particular and very unique to those of us also here at the same time?
*R. Stevie Moore: Who knows!
R. STEVIE MOORE SOUND PAINTING COLLABORATIONS AND COMPILATIONS
MAKE IT BE (CD)
R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner
Released March 10, 2017….
MFP: Do you feel that the momentum of Make It Be is still going pretty strong? (why or why not?)
*R. Stevie Moore: 6 months since release date, it had a quick buzz then vanished. very very saddened it acquired no legs. got some nice reviews, but basically tanked? idk
MFP: What happened with the compilation record where a bunch of artists were covering your music?
*R. Stevie Moore: Not a compilation record, per se,,,,, an online project (still ongoing), 10+ volumes by now, all on bandcamp.
MFP: Do you have any plans or dreams of collaborating with any other artists and musician’s in the near future?
*R. Stevie Moore: Plans. Dreams. 2 different animules. i wish i wish i wish.
R. STEVIE MOORE ON WHAT IS STILL TO COME
MFP: I’ve recently heard through the grapevine that there is a documentary about to come out about you. Do you have the status of this documentary?
*R. Stevie Moore: The new documentary is called COOL DADDIO: THE SECOND YOUTH OF RSM, directed by Imogen Putler & Monika Baran (UK). Still in production & desperate for further funding. dying for it to be stillborn! No clue to project its expected unveiling. 2019?
R. STEVIE MOORE ON WHAT INSPIRES OUTSIDE OF MUSIC
MFP: When you are not creating music, what currently inspires your soul energy?
*R. Stevie Moore: I do not really spend time creating new music anymore! I archive my life’s work + self-promote online. Hard working man.
MFP: I’ve heard that at this time you will not be touring. Have you given any thoughts to maybe doing live shows from your home?
*R. Stevie Moore: Not sure.
MFP: What do you feel your ultimate life mission here is?
*R. Stevie Moore: Mission accomplished. taped my life, push play.
THE END OF ONE CHAPTER IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER…
***To follow R. Stevie Moore and his UPCOMING SHOWS & HAPPENING’S, please visit R.StevieMooreNewsPage!
MFP: Thank you to the inspiring eclectic sound painter R. Stevie Moore for sharing his time with me today! I am so grateful to have found your music!
Remember, I encourage comments! Let me know what you thought of our interview today or just share your own thoughts. Thank YOU!
Time for some new Cookbook reviews that include taste tests of monster drinks, sheet supper tacos and homemade taco truck pickles starting with….
…a cookbook exploration of, “Shut Up and Cook!” by Erica Reid.
This book starts with great healthy inspired food information and a nice look inside the author’s actual story, and why she calls this book, “Shut up and cook!”
As for the recipes, I admit that at the beginning, it seemed like the author was going in a direction of only vegan-ish recipes-but turns out, her recipes DO twist and turn quite nicely! I’m pretty dang sure anyone can find a nice handful of favorite looking recipes to bookmark-like I have!
All in all, this cookbook felt really personal to me. Her personality really shines brightly, bubbly and authentic. I felt like I was reading a book that a really good friend would have written! I thought Erica Reid did a really nice job here with her BEAUTIFUL and HEALTHY intention!
Available at Amazon/Shutupandcook!
Erica Reid’s website Ericareidcooks.com
A cocktail book that pairs up drink recipes with horror movies!
I found this cocktail recipe book to be scary…lol-I mean, funny-scary…and sometimes a tad disturbing. Seriously, ready to be deliciously haunted by killer cocktails? This book offers a nice punch of everything entertaining so, of course, I had to try at least one out…just to make sure these authors were actually serious!
I chose THE SKIN SUIT from the Shots section of the book. (You’ll have to guess what movie THAT came from!)
This drink was SO EASY to make (hint-homemade Jalapeno Simple Syrup), yet so elegant at the same time! I chose to NOT put the pork rind garnish in…yea, I just couldn’t go there-but imagine how impressed your guests would be if you DID serve THAT at your next scary cocktail party!
I can’t say enough about this book except, “CHEERS…Bwahahahaha!!!”
Just in time for Halloween, right?
Available at Amazon/LetsGetMonsterSmashed
Okay so I personally didn’t know that “sheet pan cooking” was even a thing, and so I was very excited to dive in to what this cookbook had to offer!
There are LOTS of great recipe ideas for food with family, food with friends, or even food for one, which obviously includes leftovers-YAY!
I’m not a vegetarian anymore, but I found PLENTY of great “event oriented” recipes to choose from for the brunch I made today! I went for ROASTED POTATO AND POBLANO TACOS with TACO TRUCK PICKLES.
Of course, what sometimes (or usually) happens to me, is that I wont find an ingredient or two…like on this one! But it was fine! I used Anaheim pepper’s instead Poblano peppers and it turned out GRRRREAT!
I threw these on a sheet pan along with the rest of the ingredients suggested, then went ahead to make the TACO PICKLES…
As soon as the Taco Pickles and Potatoes (with the substituted Anaheim peppers) were all ready, I took a tortilla and just filled it up. As I was about to take that first bite, I realized…wait. There was no particular spices in this dish.
I continued on to that first bite anyway and…
YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM! This was so absolutely perfect, in it’s own whole and simple way!
What a PERFECT choice for a simple brunch right next to my Monster Smash jalapeno-tequila cocktail!
So YAY to ALL the authors here! Thank you for making books that are FUN to review and blog about! I wish each cookbook GREAT success!
(Pictured: Low carb tortilla, potato/pepper filling, taco truck pickles and fresh cilantro!)
Sheet Pan Suppers Vegetarian from Amazon/SheetPanSuppersVegetarian
Raquel Pelzel’s Website http://www.raquelpelzel.com/
All photos by Mychols/Richards
How To SET A TABLE
Happy September to YOU, oh Fabulous One! I’ve got LOTS of MUSIC NEWS to share for September 2017 that I am OVER THE MOON about!
But first, I want to encourage you to respond to this music newsletter and introduce yourself so I can get to know YOU better!
Great! Now let’s dive in to our news!
We have been releasing music like CRAZY over here and I hope you’ll be as excited as me when you find out what we’ve been releasing!
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS (FEATURING LISA MYCHOLS)
Falling under the genre of melodic grunge, distorted guitar and rock/country rock vocals, comes the release of Davie Allan & The Arrows and featuring Lisa Mychols on vocals!!!
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***You can subscribe to LisaMycholsYoutubeChannel to be automatically notified for NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, like the soon to be released music video for, “I Don’t Like Living My Life Alone” also by Davie Allan & The Arrows (Featuring Lisa Mychols)
This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4 is a brand new musical compilation of bands and artists, and includes the brand new Lisa Mychols track, “Almost Didn’t Happen” !!!
meow meow meow meow….
***WANNA KNOW MORE?
Orders are being taken through Kool Kat Music
Check out This Is Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio With Dana & Carl on Sunday nights 9pm-Midnight Eastern
SONGS. BOND SONGS
The Music of 007
This VERY GROOVY collection of Curry Cuts includes, “The Man With The Golden Gun” (Featuring Lisa Mychols)!!!
Wanna know more?
This CD is NOW AVAILABLE (Physical CD & Digital) at Bandcamp/SongsBondSongs
The VIDEO we did for our track can be seen at Youtube/TheManWithTheGoldenGun
Explore this extraordinary magical world of baking for kids, all rolled up in this new release, Baking Class! This baking book of fun recipes is so thorough with it’s baking tips, baking tools, baking lessons (with photos!), and ideas to make baking an exciting event. I think the author had WAY TOO MUCH FUN putting this book together, because it truly shows! From simple and savory baked items to pies, cakes and all sorts of various sweet treats, this book is on it! Any child even with the slightest bit of interest in backing, will absolutely LOVE this book-even if just to flip through. A+ on Baking Class!
***PLEASE check out Deanna’s website!
Available NOW on: Amazon/BakingClass
Author and Her Other Works: Deanna F. Cook Page
Author’s Website: deannafcook.com
Hard to beat Paleo in a slow cooker!
Wow-this book has it ALL, and the best part is that it focuses not just on Paleo cooking but Paleo INGREDIENTS which have recently been my go to for replacing foods that don’t agree with me.
I had a lot of fun going through this book. The recipes are appealing and pretty dang easy! It’s not just a “throw a bunch of recipes together” kind of book, it truly focuses on what it stands for and offers nice personal notes with each recipe.
From all the cookbooks for this months reviews, I chose to try the slow cooker Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower (from page 106). Since it was totally on a whim, I had everything except the main ingredient-chicken. Turns out, I also was short tomato paste and 1 more Tbsp. of Cumin but I proceeded with the recipe anyway, knowing I could just freeze the marinade and red bell pepper sauce (separately) and then put it all together later. HA!
The day before I made this Tikka Masala with Cauliflower dish, I defrosted both the marinade and the red pepper sauce. I added the raw boneless chicken to the marinade to let it sit overnight (to make the chicken more flavorful, as the recipe suggested).
This recipe did not photograph well AT ALL for me, so we chose to stick with making a video instead.
NOTE: We paired this recipe with a NON SWEET, more on the side of a fruit forward melon/papaya and fresh citrus zing Argentine Torrontés (white wine), and it was a PERFECT match!
A lighter and healthier recipe like this really pushes me to appreciate how fresh food and wine pairings can really highlight each other!
***Please check out Natalie’s website!
Available NOW on Amazon/BigBookOfPaleo
Author’s Website: Perry’sPlate.com
Even though this book is chalk filled with tons of recipes, I DO miss not getting to see any photos (except on the outside of the book itself). But I DO like how each chapter gives a rundown of the recipes coming in that particular chapter-especially since there are so many recipes IN each chapter.
I also LOVE that each recipe comes with a little “forward” to make the recipe a little more interesting….since the recipes to me are just not that-at least not for me.
Updated or outdated? The recipes themselves seem a bit “old” or from the past. I don’t mean the past of ham in jelly but more like 80’s’ish…if that makes sense. Just not very appealing or exciting to my own personal tastes, BUT there may be PLENTY of folks who DO love recipes like the ones in this cookbook, so of course, I encourage reading other reviews if you have an interest in this heart healthy cookbook.
So another big bit of a put off for me was that this book encourages the use of white flours, cereals, aluminum foil, vegetable oil, (Please check out this funny video, “Why Coconut Oil Kills”) low fat/fat free….free with additives (!)…it just seems so odd to me that in this day and age…could these recipes be stuck in old habits….old ways?
This book is indeed intended to be about heart health, but I ALWAYS encourage anyone I know and care about to not just get their doctor check-ups but to also stay food educated and to put more focus on what works, in regards to your own personal body. Doctors don’t know everything and that’s okay, that’s what nutritionists are for-and there are so many different ones out there to choose from. Simply put: Educating ourselves is KEY!
So that is my review for The New American Heart Association Cookbook. Thank you so much for reading!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
More about the author: The New American Heart Association
Available on: Amazon.com
Pretty HAPPY is how I felt when Adam said YES to doing an interview with me!
I met Adam some years ago through music. He even adopted a real live monkey for me on my birthday, one year! (Species Adoptions). He seems to be another one of those friends of mine who has his hands in many different projects so….
let’s just dive in to the musical garden …..of Adam! (Applause!)
PGR COMPILATION PROJECTS
LM: As far as Pop Garden Radio Compilation projects go, how many compilations have you put out so far?
ADAM: I have released a total of 7 compilations so far.
Four in the Rock on the Road series, two Rick Nelson tributes…
…and one Christmas collection.
LM: What is the latest musical compilation you are now working on?
ADAM: When the Rick Nelson tributes were released I wanted to jump right into a new project that would bring in new artists that were not necessarily Rick Nelson fans. I’ve always been a Creedence Clearwater Revival fan, and from discussions with several artists, it was clear that I was not alone. I started the CCR tribute in 2014 but due to some real-life delays I had to put it aside for a while. I started the ball rolling again in January 2017, aiming for an October 2017 release. It is called Commotion: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
LM: Are you working with a label or are you putting this out yourself?
ADAM: As with all of my releases I will be self-releasing this project. That said, I’m not doing it all by myself. Several of the artists are helping me promote it. I have a good group of people helping me out this time around.
LM: Have the compilations you’ve put out before done what you wanted them to do? Why? or Why not?
ADAM: They have, yes. I mean, I’m not taking on any of these projects to make money. It’s about getting the music out there for people to enjoy. For some artists it’s the opportunity to be on a published CD and being heard by a whole new audience. Similar to what I do each week with Pop Garden Radio, the CDs share the great indie artists for all to hear and enjoy.
LM: What are you hoping this latest CCR compilation will do and what might YOU do differently this time? (if anything)
ADAM: I’ve learned a lesson in the past that these projects take time and should not be rushed. I also now know that it’s OK to accept help from others. It’s a group effort, under the Pop Garden Radio Presents banner. I want the CCR disc to reach a wider audience this time around. The artists are all excited about it and I am certain that people will really dig what we have done
LM: What fuels the passion behind PGR Radio?
ADAM: Since the beginning, back in 2005, I have thought of the show as me in my living room, hanging out with friends, sharing the songs that I am into. The show still has that same feel as it did way back when I first loved music. I grew up around Country Music, and musicians. It’s always been in my life. I can remember listening to my Dad playing guitar all night and how much I loved every second of that.
By having many friends who are musicians and artists, I get the privilege and joy of sharing their music with the listening audience. It’s an honor, really. It will always touch my heart when I get to air new music on the show. Very recently an artist from L.A. was visiting Miami, FL, which is about 3 hours from me. She drove all the way up from Miami to be interviewed and to play a few songs and head right back to Miami. It blows my mind that someone would do that just for the show.
LM: Is there an online “live” chat available during your shows that we can share with out readers?
ADAM: There isn’t one any longer, no. The audience can always listen live at http://www.1510wmel.com and at http://www.popgardenradio.com . Archived shows are available on the Pop Garden Radio page as well.
LM: COOL!!!! Do you play only current music or a mixture of old AND new music? (and the reason behind the music you CHOOSE to play)
ADAM: It’s a mix of old, new, classic, comedy and off the wall stuff. An eclectic mix. I mean, were else could you hear Jethro Tull, followed by The Partridge Family and closed out with The Corner Laughers. Another would be Bread, followed by Meatloaf and closed out with another Bread song. (Think about that for a moment)
ADAM: I chose songs that feel good and move me in some way. They don’t always have to have that jangle, they just have to feel good. I’m not sure if that makes any sense at all. When a song moves me, I’ll play it.
LM: Where do you hope to be in 5 years with radio and the music you release?
ADAM: In 5 years I would be happy to still be on WMEL sharing the music that I love. Maybe I could be on the air more than just the one night a week.
LM: Do you have plans for any more PGR on the Rock on the Road festivals/shows? Why or Why not?
ADAM: My day job has changed in recent years so I haven’t had the opportunity to have another Rock on the Road show in a while. I miss it. Those shows were a lot of fun for everyone. I do get asked frequently when the next one is though. Michael Slawter (Heyday Guitars) and John Borack (Popdudes) were both a great help with those shows, and they are both still on my side.
LM: What are you most excited about in the music world right now? (bands, the music industry, upcoming festivals, an upcoming promotion on the station, upcoming projects, etc).
ADAM: Oh goodness, there seems to always be something new coming out. Each year someone new pops up. This year I’ve already been introduced to artists like Sean Solo, Irene Pena and Dieselle May and I look forward to hearing more from them.
LM: Are you currently looking for more artists and bands to play on your show? If so, where can musician’s send their music? Also, what about comedy music/artists?
ADAM: I’m always looking for new music. The contact page is at Pop Garden Radio Contact Page and my email address is email@example.com. Music, comedy, spoken word, ….yep, I’m always looking for something new.
Now we step in to….
ADAM THE ARTIST
LM: You’ve done your own creative projects in the past, like Ruin the Rain (which I hear is coming soon to PGR’s Bandcamp page) along with some of your own original comedy. Any plans to do more of either in the near future?
ADAM: I’m working on my next comedy CD right now, also slated for an October 2017 release. It is called Mullet Over.
This comedy album will be something different from my last comedy albums. In addition to individual tracks featuring the characters that people have come to expect from me, there will be a full suite entitled Sowbelly City. Side two, if you will. The suite will feature Uncle Red Chester and his co-horts with a common plotline.
LM: …and other original music?
ADAM: I’ll have a song on the Creedence project as well. Just this week, Ruin the Rain started collaborating on new music. It’s the first time since 2005, actually. I’m very excited about that as I have really missed those guys.
LM: Who to you, is your targeted audience right now? Are you working on growing your audience? If so, what do you have in mind?
ADAM: I get asked this often. I don’t know what my target audience is. I mean, I want people with good taste in music and a sense of humor to be able to find something in the show. They could be 8 or 80, doesn’t matter to me, as long as they enjoy what I am presenting to them.
LM: Do you also listen to radio shows outside of your own?
ADAM: I listen to a lot of country music and oldies, and occasionally I will listen to the Beatles channel on XM.
LM: HOW and WHERE do YOU discover new music?
ADAM: Social media is great for this. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are all great sources. Noisetrade is another wonderful resource. Bandcamp is a good too and you can purchase the music directly from the artist.
AND NOW….FOR THE LAST AND MOST MAGICAL QUESTION OF ALL…..
LM: What do LOVE to do for fun and what is your favorite way to relax?
ADAM: Walt Disney World is my oasis. It’s my escape, my relaxation time. I’ve had many conversations with artists to and from the parks. Heck, not only have I been interviewed on other radio stations from Magic Kingdom, my first telephone interview with my current job was done on the dock at Tom Sawyer Island.
NICE!!!! Thanks Adam!
And thank YOU, readers, for reading!
You can check out Adam’s radio show at:
Pop Garden Radio
AM 1510, FM 94.7, 99.9, 100.7 WMEL
Pop Garden Radio Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/popgardenradio/
Pop Garden Radio home page http://popgardenradio.weebly.com/
Pop Garden Radio on BANDCAMP http://popgarden.bandcamp.com/
Commotion: A Tribute to CCR https://www.facebook.com/pgrccr/
*The number 5 image taken from free public domain pictures.