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Celebrity Maps to Success... people living their dream... the paths they took to get there

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Vicki Abelson

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Celebrity Maps to Success... people living their dream... the paths they took to get there

    Ramon Yslas On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Ramon Yslas On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    What a delicious way to spend a corona evening. Talked food, COVID, working out & of course, music.= with @RayRayDrums​ percussionist with #Chicago who’s also played with #Aretha #StevieWonder #WillieNelson #PaulStanley #JenniferLopez #ChristinaAguilera @PattiLaBelle #Prince #StevieNicks #TheBackStreetBoys- more. Cross genres & generations.
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    #Ray Yslas on GameChangersWithVickiAbelson 11/18/20
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    What a delicious way to spend a corona evening... we talked food... COVID... parenting... working out... supplements... and of course, music. Ramon Yslas​, percussionist with Chicago, has played with icons, boy bands, pop stars, artists––cross genres, and generations.

    A great storyteller, we got behind the scenes with Chicago, his beloved, ideal gig, with great serendipity, Paul Stanley, another current ongoing gig, back through his history, from drums to percussion with Latin artists to The Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, working with Stevie Nicks, Aretha, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Lopez, commanded to watch her ass. Great tales, all.

    Loved getting to know this passionate, exuberant, commited, talented artist, and stellar human. Can't wait to be down front center to watch him action with Chicago as soon as this shitshow lifts.

    Check out a couple of creatively engineered current videos with Ray doing what he does so damn well!

    Chicago: 
    https://fb.watch/1RHkGwg_1e/
    https://fb.watch/1RGZsovMFX/

    Jonathan Butler :
    https://youtu.be/sExt8gssYoE
    Featuring: Marcus Miller, Maysa, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Will Kennedy, Jeffrey Osbourne, Arlington Jones and Ray Yslas 

    Ramon Yslas on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 11/18/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
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    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Adam Arkin Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Adam Arkin Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Evan Handler Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Evan Handler Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Randy Coleman Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson​ 10:28:20

    Randy Coleman Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson​ 10:28:20

    How lucky I was to have happened upon Randy Coleman by chance. He's quickly become one of my favorite singer/songwriters, and people.

    We talked COVID, finding the good in the midst of it... spiritual practices, starting a book club, going Live, working on a new album, and gracing us with a taste of one of the tracks, St. Theresa (In My Lover's Eyes). Loved it.

    From Randy's beginnings, growing up in a house filled with music, his older sister, a child prodigy, who had an old guitar, going on the set of 9 to 5 and On Golden Pond, with his dad, Dabney Coleman, following in his father's footsteps, studying to be an actor, more to emulate The Blues Brothers, but pulled, forever pulled to the music.

    Managed by Doc McGee, he opened for Bryan Adams and Def Leppard, and The Who, at The Hollywood Bowl. But, it was his cover of Bohemian Rhapsody, which has to date, garnered 9 + million views and counting which was Randy's game-changer. His fan base is forever growing, for his covers as well as his originals. A tour of Quebec canceled due to the pandemic, on the safe horizon.

    Randy treated us to this Song For My Dog, and took us home with a dual musical surprise for moi.

    It's been a week. So grateful for this lovely respite with this beautiful and talented man. Soothing, joyful soup for my aching soul.

    Follow Randy on IG for music lives @randycolemanmusic

    All things Randy here:
    randycolemanmusic.com

    Randy Coleman Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 10/28/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
    Replay here:
    https://bit.ly/2HNpdNW

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    Thanks to Rick Smolke​ of Quik Impressions​, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables​ of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products​, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones​ and Kevin Walt​

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Harry Shearer Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Harry Shearer Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Now that's what I call early afternoon delight. Crazy fun with Harry Shearer, who was just as lovely as he is funneeeee!

    The Emmy-winning actor for his work on The Simpsons was laid back, tuned in, and willing to follow me everywhere. From his young early show biz days working with Jack Benny to Abbott and Costello, and Richard Burton, what? We talked the Credibility Gap, where he teamed with David Lander and Michael McKean. A lot fruit's been borne from that framily tree. Laverne & Shirley, Fernwood & America 2-Night, Fred Willard, Martin Mull, Norman Lear, SNL, two times, not so much like, either time, Spinal Tap, the most fun ever, well maybe along with the Mighty Wind. Working with Fred and Catherine O'Hara, Albert Brooks, Lorne Michaels, who told him he was his first "Jewish" boy cast hire, For Your Consideration, to The Simpsons, where he'e been for 32 years and 23 or os so characters later, garnering an Emmy-award.

    We crammed a lotta great in, before Harry's off to do a Porch Concert in New Orleans this afternoon at 3:30 PT, with his beloved fastastically talented wife, Judith Owen, and hot stuff percussionist, Pedro Segundo. https://www.facebook.com/officialjudithowen/

    About to drop on October 30th, The Many Moods of Donald Trump (insert laugh here), is Harry's latest passion project. An album crammed with the funny and spectacular musis, and musicans. It swings. He's been dropping some advance videos, you can gain access to all here: https://harryshearer.com/

    Here's hoping he'll come back for more chat, impressions, and maybe a song or two. Damn, I'm in a great mood. Some things, and people, are worth waiting for.

    I'll be watching this again.

    Harry Shearer Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    *** Wed, 10/21/20, Noon PT, 3 pm ET ***
    Live on The Facebook
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    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Immediate Family On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    The Immediate Family On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    It's raining rock icons! Sitting down with The Immediate Family, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel Leland Sklar, Russell Kunkel, & Steve Postell, icons, heroes... I was surrounded by almost my entire record collection in the Zoom room. Collectively, they've played on pretty much everything, period. James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, The Stones, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Randy Newman, Brian Ferry, Don Henley, Phil Collins... on and on, and on...

    Loved hearing how they each arrived at the party, their mutual admiration - love, and respect... how they're living their ultimate dream to be front and center together in a band of their creation-how they're thriving in the pandemic, in spite of it all. What they're doing now and what's coming soon... their EP, Slippin’ And Slidin’ will be released this Friday, the 16th, and they'll be performing live on the StageIt this Saturday, the 17th. You can RSVP and purchase your ticket at http://stageit.com/TIFAdmin/88918.

    Waddy and Steve, on the clock to turn in an upcoming Immediate Family CD, not to disappoint, joined Lee, Russ, Danny and I for some meet and greet crazy fun. And Kootch played!
    All in all, a sensational time with spectacular rockers who ensure that all I wanna do is dance.

    The Immediate Family Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 10/14/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
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    All BROADcasts, like podcasts, also available on
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    Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla
    tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj

    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions , the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://
    www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

    Visit The Immediate Family online:
    Band home page: https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheImmedFamily
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheImmedFamily
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theimmedfamily/

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

LouisePalanker ,

I Love This

This show is infectiously informative. And I don’t just say that as the co-host. I just happen to have the best seat. Listen. Enjoy!

pea bear ,

Vicki always delivers!

Sometimes when you listen to a show, you can just feel the passion coming from the host. This is Vicki Abelson. She is an inspiration...oh, and also really really funny. Keep it up!

@tinyhuman ,

Vicki is Binge-Worthy!

I am such a huge fan of the long form interview and Vicki Abelson's conversations are some of the best I've heard. I binge-listened at work and was so impressed with the variety of guests. Michael Nesmith? Phil Rosenthal? Illeana Douglas? Vicki's show is a Who's Who of movie stars, celebrity chefs, musical stars and many more. I really enoy hearing each person describe their journey- their Road Taken- and each interview has many life lessons told with humor, love and humility. I look forward to many more episodes. Well done, Vicki!

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