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Amy Rigby, It’s A Pleasure

What a pleasure it is to know Amy Rigby. Some people, no, make that a lot of people in the rock ’n’ roll racket can be miserable sods. I put it down to spending far too much time living on the road. Even if you’re The Stones taking up whole floors of grand hotels with your ever-increasing entourage, it’s still a bloody hotel, no matter how good the room service is or the thread-count of the sheets. Living on the road, meandering from one gig to another ain’t no fun-filled escapade. Even fresh-faced young wannabes realize the sex ’n’ drugs and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle gets stale, if not boring after the first week. So, what a pleasure it is to know Amy Rigby. She’s a veteran of lugging her precious and trusty equipment from one venue to another. But, no matter how many stairs she has to climb before she can collapse on yet another suspiciously-soiled creaky bed. And, despite almost never finding a place to eat with passable edible food, Amy manages to always carry on with a beguiling smile and, wait for it, a bloody good attitude. You don’t often come across someone who has spent the best part of their lives in the wacky world of rock ’n’ roll with the great attitude Amy Rigby has. She is about to embark on yet another expedition in support of her new album, The Old Guys. So, what a pleasure it is to welcome Amy back to Life Elsewhere to talk about and play a selection from her new album. In the last year Amy has shared her thoughts on Love, Holiday Gifts and next we’ll learn about  The Old Guys. This is her first album in a dozen years, with twelve unmistakably Amy Rigby songs, recorded with Wreckless Eric in upstate New York.

Norman B January 24, 2018

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The Valentines Day Special

 

For the 2017 Life Elsewhere Valentine’s Day Special we consulted a distinguished panel of guests  to answer Three Questions About Love:

  1. What is Love?
  2. How do you know you are in Love?
  3. Do you have a favorite Love song?

Our guests each have a different take on the questions, their answers may surprise you. Listen and see if you agree with:  Audrey Bilger, vice president and dean of the college at Pomona College & co-author of Here Come The Brides; Musician, producer and writer, Brian Cullman; Dr Ebony Utley, an intimacy expert and associate prof at California State University; JoAnn Chaney author of the new gripping thriller, What You Don’t Know; Julie Langford, Associate Prof at USF teaching cultural, social & political history of Ancient Rome; the inimitable Eric Goulden, AKA Wreckless Eric, singer, songwriter and brilliant raconteur. For a short time only, you can download the 2017 Life Elsewhere Valentine’s Day Special at a designated Dropbox location: here.

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Three Questions About Love

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  1. What is Love?
  2. How do you know you are in Love?
  3. Do you have a favorite Love song?

Next on Life Elsewhere, The Valentine’s Day Special. A distinguished panel of guests will answer Three Questions About Love: Audrey Bilger, vice president and dean of the college at Pomona College & co-author of Here Come The Brides; Musician, producer and writer, Brian Cullman; Dr Ebony Utley, an intimacy expert and associate prof at California State University; JoAnn Chaney author of the new gripping thriller, What You Don’t Know; Julie Langford, Associate Prof at USF teaching cultural, social & political history of Ancient Rome; the inimitable Eric Goulden, AKA Wreckless Eric, singer, songwriter and brilliant raconteur. 

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What Would You Tell The Undecided?

When the next edition of Life Elsewhere first airs, we will be just two days away from the Presidential election. As unlikely as it may seem, there are still people who claim to have not made up their minds when it comes to casting their vote.  At this late stage, what would you tell someone who is still undecided? To find out if there is an answer to the question, we called upon some of our favorite contributors* to Life Elsewhere. And, to get a “fair and balanced” response, we went out of the studio, into the real world and posed the question to a random selection of people. The responses, although unrehearsed and unscripted are thoughtful and surprising. Make sure you do not miss the next edition of Life Elsewhere to hear if you agree with our guests’ answers to, “What would you tell the undecided?”

*Our favorite contributors: Dr. Jennifer, Mercieca, professor of communications; Dr. Binoy Kampmark, senior lecturer & researcher in Global Studies; Terry Morgan, entertainment entrepreneur; Sean Dunne, filmmaker; Steve Brodner, caricaturist; Mark Haskell Smith, author; Nancy Kells, musician; Gillian Gaar, author; Bob Ross, film & media critic; Wreckless Eric, musician Stephen O’Connor, author.

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On Relationships & Love With Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby was born in Pittsburgh and moved to New York City in 1976. She worked her way to a solo career through New York City country band, The Last Round Up and the eccentric girl group The Shams. Her solo career began in 1996, she moved to Nashville to pursue a publishing deal, and continued to record and tour. Amy later relocated to Cleveland, and in late 2006 moved to France with her second husband, Wreckless Eric. In the fall of 2011 they packed all their belongings into a couple of containers and headed to the USA, moving to a town in upstate New York. Amy writes songs based on personal observations about her life and importantly, about her relationships. Just before Christmas, 2015, Norman B was fortunate enough to spend time with Amy and Eric at their home. Thinking ahead, Norman asked the always busy Rigby if she would chat with him about relationships for the next Valentine’s Day edition of Life ElsewhereAmy Rigby happily agreed if she could find a few precious moments between, touring, recording, tending bar, wielding a hammer for home-improvement, cooking excellent dinners and writing a spirited diary. The resulting, intimate conversation on relationships and love, with Amy Rigby, is next on Life Elsewhere

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