Jimmy Kimmel took 13 minutes out of his 1 hour show to thank a huge list of people who helped save his newborn baby. WWE can't be bothered to take one minute to thank many of the legends after they die who sold out huge buildings for them. Class shows. As does lack of it.
Speaking of pro wrestling, legendary Nikolai Volkoff appears on The Evan Ginzburg Show this Sunday 11AM-1PM on Village Connection Radio. Nikolai main-evented the first wrestling show I EVER went to on the sacred day of June 24, 1974 as Nikolai and the late, great Hollywood fashion plate, Fred Blassie took on Bruno Sammartino and the also since departed Chief Jay Strongbow. After seeing this and the Valiant Brothers vs. Dean Ho and Tony Garea, who would ever imagine that some of these gentlemen including the fierce Nikolai would become personal friends and I am honored to have this still active warrior who sold out Madison Square Garden and arenas around the world time and time again on our show. Also appearing on the show are the colorful promoter Max Vitelli and the beautiful Phoenix Wrestling Federation women wrestlers and live hip hop with a rock edge in Timothy Dark.
Getting back to Nikolai there's a new graphic novel based on his life that you can support. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laporte/nikolai-volkoff-life-and-times-of-a-pro-wrestling?ref=project_share
On this past Sunday's The Evan Ginzburg Show we had an all-women guest line-up with wonderful indie singer/songwriters Maria DeCotis, Emily Wolfe and Arts expert Ericka Asserson. Thanks to Recording Artists Development (RAD) for not only supporting indie Artists but booking many of them on my show. Like RAD, I support all things indie on the program and you can support the program and station as well by advertising/sponsoring. Thank you so much.
The great R&B Artist Lawrence Worrell (LAW) performs tonight 9PM in a free concert as part of the Independent Film Festival at The Producers Club in NYC. The late Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic fame and Sam "Bluesman" Taylor of BT Express are family members so great musicians run in the family. A can't miss show.
Speaking of can't miss shows upcoming on my program at Village Connection:
May 21 Media Producer Frank Rannazzisi & Hip Hop artist City the King, Radio Host Steve Ludwig
May 28 Comic Steven Esposito, Comedian/Singer Les Bayer Poet Jon Winell
Just a reminder that Jim Savalli of Village Connection seeks Long Island based musicians of all genres for worldwide free airplay. While many out there try to exploit young Artists, much respect to Jim for providing this forum.
No show on Mother's Day. My own mother just passed and I know this first one without her is going to be a tough one. I commend all the middle-aged folk who wake up one day as caretakers for their elderly parents who are declining in various ways. Not easy whatsoever but we all try to do the right thing.
Recommended TV: HBO's The Leftovers and Westworld will both take you to worlds far, far away. Amazing television. I believe that this is a golden age of television and you can do so much more with a show that goes dozens of hours than a two hour movie obviously.
And for the music lovers out there, they just announced the world class schedules for SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park and BAM R&B Fest at Metro Tech Thursdays at noon. Still anxiously awaiting the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Fest lineup. If you are bored in New York during the summer it's not this great city that's the issue.
Thank you for listening and watching the Evan Ginzburg Show. We had an impressive 2.2K live views of our stream less than a month into the show this past Sunday which will only grow in time and we promise you that each and every show will be an eclectic mix.
Until next time this has been Ginzburg's Gab.