ay 15, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA -- As part of the Transcend Radio Network launch, on Live365, TMusic will release a digital single per day from each of our DJs for the next 30 days (see DJ list and show times listed below). The songs will be exclusive to ITunes with the profits going to support the DLF programs. Today's single is Words don't mean a thing by Bob Forrest & Nate Pottker
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Bob Forrest is perhaps best known as the straight talking counselor on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew. He has spent the last 17 years being of service, becoming one of the foremost chemical dependency specialists. Prior to his life in recovery, Bob Forrest was best known as a musician, fronting the critically acclaimed Los Angeles bands: Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief. In the '80s and '90s he made seven albums and toured around the world with bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, and the Stone Temple Pilots. He still performs on occasion with friends and members of his bands. With "Bob's House" Bob Forrest returns to radio, having previously hosted "All Up In The Interweb" for several years on www.indie1031.com. This new show finds Bob joined by producer "Nate The Man" Pottker, fellow music fanatic and Bob's longtime archivist. A documentary about Bob, "Bob And The Monster" premiered in 2011 and will see wide release later this year. Bob's memoir "Running With Monsters" is set for release this fall from Crown Books.
Bob Forrest and Nate Pottker talk with TMusic.
Q. What is your first music memory?
BF: The Beatles on Ed sullivan, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" I was like 2 1/2, 3 years old or something. My sisters were into it. So, it was a very family oriented celebration. My Mom and my three sisters watched The Beatles On Ed Sullivan.
NP: Probably trying to get my father to play records. The Beatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" or The Police's "De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da" are perfect for a toddler.
Q. Please name 5 of your favorite books.
BF: On The Road - Jack Kerouac, Ask The Dust - John Fante, Lobotomy: Surviving The Ramones - Dee Dee Ramone, Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, The Wisdom Of Insecurity - Alan Watts
NP: The Thief Of Always - Clive Barker, Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchet, Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell & Jane's Addiction - Brendan Mullen, Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell, Breakfast Of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
Q. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
BF: When they asked the Dali Lama what was wrong with the world he said lack of insight, I just clicked with that and it's been a life changing experience for me to hear him say that, because that's what's wrong with the world. Lack of insight. So, if I could change anything for the world it would be for all people to have insight.
Q. What would you most like to be remembered for?
BF: Raising two good boys. Two good human beings. Elvis And Elijah.
NP: It's inconsequential if I'm remembered. I aspire to be as decent a person as possible in whatever time I have.
Q. What is your definition of family?
BF: It's not a simple thing. Over the years I don't judge a man by how much money he has or power or fame or what a good speaker he is but how his relationship is with his children, so it's your relationship with your children, did you prepare them for the world right. Do they understand that you love them unconditionally.That they love themselves.
NP: Family are the people who support you and wherever your heart lies.
Q. What do you do to keep healthy?
BF: I try to love unconditionally and keep my heart open to people and not be closed off by narcicism and past traumas and stuff like that.The idea is to have an open heart and to love unconditionally. It keeps you healthy. It keeps your mind healthy.
NP: Regular exercise and eating reasonably. "Good Food.. Mostly Plants" - Michael Pollan.
Q. What's one thing you hope you've taught your children?
BF: To love themselves.
Q. How did you first hear about the David Lynch Foundation?
BF: Oh my god, years before I met Jason. I think there was a thing in New York. I think something to do with Twyla Tharpe, she's a choreographer. I think David Lynch was doing something with Twyla Tharpe years ago an I read about it in the New York Times and I think that's the first time I heard about the David Lynch Foundation and I wondered what it was. I love David Lynch and I wanted to find out more and sope people told me it was about Transcendental Meditation.
Q. What brings you bliss?
BF: Well, leading a purposeful life. It's not an actual outcome. It's your daily life, that you live it with a certain kind of compassion and a sense of humor. I try to live a life weather I'm dealing with my two year old Elvis or a hurt, hateful addict to treat them the same way. Somebody tells me they hate me or Fuck off and die I try to just smile. I try not to take it personally.I think the person is frustrated and sad and at odds with themself in the world. I try not to treat them any other way than how I treat Elvis in the morning. Sometimes he's like that.
NP: Simple things; a good meal. Music. lazy weekend mornings. coffee....
Q. What was the inspiration behind your single "Words Don't Mean A Thing"?
BF: It's great to have a single out. The song has a deep, deep meaning. I'm a news addict. I was reading the paper years ago about a woman who was getting her children taken away from her in a custody hearing at a court in downtown Los Angeles.. It looked bad for her and the court recessed, the court held over making a decision until after lunch. This completely bureaucratic nonsense that everybody thinks we've been living with for a few dozen years we've been living with for thousands of years. So in the court it looked like she was going to get her children taken away from her and they didn't make the final decision they said they'd wait until after lunch. And so she took her children up on the roof of the courthouse and threw them off and then jumped off herself. Everybody was shocked and they couldn't understand how she did that and why she did that. I wrote the song that morning. I wrote basically the beginning of that song that morning about her point of view "I just want to get away, I don't care to where it is..I want out of here..." I thought from her point of view, "Why do some have so much while others like me, we don't have a thing.." It's about that woman. It happened, seven, eight, nine, ten years. I've just always had it rattling around and I never really finished it. I never really formally recorded it. There you have it, not a very happy song.
NP: It's long been one of my favorites of Bob's songs. I've been wanting him to record it since I first heard it in 2006 or so. My wife's been trying to get me to do something with Bob as long as i've known him.Time and circumstance lined up. It's an honor to be a part of finishing the song and getting it out there.
Short description of your radio show:
Bob's House is Bob Forrest's new show with Nate Pottker, it airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Transcend Radio. Opinion, stories and the transformational power of music.
Schedule for Wednesday May 15 , 2013:
- 08 - 09am The Stephen Kalinich Show Stephen Kalinich
- 09 - 10am LiliLand Lili Haydn
- 10 - 11am Ghetto Jazz Soulful Bliss Show Paris Escovedo
- 11 - 12pm 80's Flash Back Gardner Cole
- 12 - 01pm Ben Sherman Hour - part 1 Neville Staple
- 01 - 02pm Two Fingers Derwood Anderews
- 02 - 03pm The Grand Bazaar Carmen Rizzo
- 03 - 04pm Tim Peaks Tim Burgess
- 04 - 6pm AlterNative Native Wayne (Jobson)
- 06 - 7pm Upside of Struggle Kemo The Blaxican
- 07 - 8pm Random Shit Montgomery Messex
- 08 - 9pm The Beach Chronicles Radio Noir
- 09 - 10pm Bobs House with Bob Forrest & Nate the Man
- 10 - 11pm The Good Life Rob Patterson & Jeff Hilliard
- 11 - 12pm The Tracii Guns Hour Tracii Guns
About Transcendental Music, A Non Profit Label by Design
Transcendental Music (TMusic) is the premier charity record label founded by film maker David Lynch, drawing on its connections to the music community in an effort to raise funds for DLF's six charitable programs. TMusic features digital and physical product, limited edition collectibles, and unique music related product as the primary focus. Releases from TMusic range from high-profile compilations, to full albums from frontline talent signed to the label. TMusic's catalog is comprised of artist donated exclusive, unreleased, top quality recordings and collectible items which TMusic supports with holistic marketing strategies to generate revenue and highlight their unique place in the entertainment market, used to generate sales. The entire TMusic catalog raises awareness for the importance of TM practices. In addition to our high profile compilations, TMusic is currently signing frontline talent and releasing full albums from a single artist and/or band. Introducing and developing artists who can grow into sustainable brands and generate a viable revenue stream(s). It's these signings which will ensure deep TMusic's roots within the music industry for years to come.
About David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults. The Foundation also funds university and medical school research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.
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