Joe Rooney talks to friends and acquaintances that he’s met and worked with over twenty years in the entertainment industry; some old friends or foes that he’s worked with on and off over the years and some recent acquaintances that he has met on the road, on the set of some TV show or in a festival club bar and has cajoled or blackmailed into chatting on the mic for an hour or so. @joerooney1
Episode 141 - Stupid Internet
The Internet gets me down sometimes. People telling me what I should do about my mental health is bad for my mental health. There's too many people out there who want to tell me how I should exercise, how I should stretch, how I should breathe, what or how I should eat, think, not think, behave, be, have. So I need to get it off my chest.
Episode 140 - Bonnie Boux
Bonnie Boux is a dancer, self love purveyor, wedding celebrant, performer, comedian, twerker and Wim Hof method teacher. She emanates good vibes, love and a lust for life through her dancing, her brilliant physical comedy and her smile. If Harpo Marx and Cher had a baby it would be Bonnie Boux.
Episode 139 - Rejection
On this podcast I don't have a guest. It's just me talking about being rejected. If you're an actor or writer or comedian or real person who's been rejected a lot recently you might find some solace in this. Y'know sharing is caring.
Episode 138 - Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro codified a type of rock & roll woman who didn't exist before she took the stage, one who looked as tough as the guys and wasn't merely a singer but also an instrumentalist, the leader of the band who made the noise right along with the rest of the group. With her trademark leather jumpsuit and big bass guitar Quatro created a new and potent image for women in rock, one that spoke of both strength and sex appeal, and she became a major international star in the '70s with "Can the Can," a stomping bit of glam rock that kicked off a series of hit singles in the U.K. and defined the sound of her best-known work. Quatro would finally break big in the States in 1978 with a more pop-oriented single, "Stumblin' In. Her latest album "The Devil In Me" is a return to rock roots.
Episode 137 - Fiaz Farrelly
Fiaz Farrelly is a photographer and videographer who has worked and toured with among others Machinehead, Metallica, The Dead Daisies and Gojira. His photography is not just confined to music but his story of growing up in Zimbabwe and becoming a Machinehead fan in a country where the local shop had maybe 10 CDs and having to ask friends and relations to bring back CDs from Europe to going on the road with Machinehead as their tour videographer is compelling.
Episode 136 - Mary Stokes
The Mary Stokes band hails from Dublin, Ireland and have been tearing up the blues world for over two decades. Their music is a fusion of blues and rock with a definite Irish twist. Mary can belt out a tune in a rockin’ style or in a sultry ballad. She has shared a stage with many a Blues legend including John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, BB King and Bo Diddley.