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This Week in BlogTalkRadio, 3/15-3/21

We’re bringing another week to a close on the network, and this week was full of excitement.  From government officials, to the hottest names inrove music and chick lit, we had it all last week.  Check out some of the excitement:

The FlyLady and Verizon Wireless broadcasted a discussion on the Palm Pre Plus and it can help smart moms balance their busy lives.

Music icon Eddie Money returned to Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his current tour, what he’s working on musically, and what’s on the horizon for 2010.collins

Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, joined African American Conservatives to discuss his new book, Courage and Consequence.

Dr. Blogstein welcomed bestselling author Jackie Collins to talk about her latest book, and so did Mr. Media, on the same day!

Jesse Ventura, former Navy SEAL, governor, pro-wrestler, and bestselling author, joined Mr. Media to talk about his latest book, American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us.

Have a favorite moment on BlogTalkRadio from the past week not listed here?  Leave it in comments!

Eddie Money: Doctors Were Puttin’ Me in a Dialysis Machine, Sewin’ Me up and Singin’ ‘Baby Hold On’

It’s been 29 years since his near-fatal overdose, but Eddie Money still recalls the experience like it was yesterday.

Interviewed on Somewhere in Vegas, the formerly hard-living rocker, whose autobiographical new musical, Two Tickets to Paradise, debuts next month in New York, relives the trauma – complete with a dark new twist.

CAPTION: “I’m very happy with the play I wrote,” Eddie tells us of “Two Tickets to Paradise.” “I call it my swan song.”

“I’m very happy with the play I wrote,” Eddie (above) tells us of “Two Tickets to Paradise.” “I call it my swan song.”

While partying in 1980, Eddie inhaled a drug he thought was cocaine but was in fact a home- made concoction that nearly killed him. And in the days that followed, his manager, hoping to evade a PR disaster, concocted a story about him wrecking his bike.

“It wasn’t a motorcycle accident. I had a major drug overdose, from a drug called phenetol, which was a bathtub barbiturate,” the Baby Hold On singer tells host Marq Piocos.

“And the guy that invented it killed about 30 or 40 kids all across the country. And he’s in life in prison somewhere.

“I didn’t know what I was doin’. I was snortin’ something. I was stupid. I was drinkin’ and, next thing you know – bang-o! – I went into a semi-catatonic state.

“My nerves weren’t twitching. I blew out my kidneys.

“And the strangest thing in the world was, I was in the operating room in a twilight state and they had the radio on and Baby Hold On came on the radio.

“And here are all these doctors puttin’ me in this kidney dialysis machine, sewin’ my leg up and stuff like that and they’re all singin’ Baby Hold On.

And I goin’, ‘Man, this is like The Twilight Zone!’”

Also during the hourling interview, Eddie discusses one of his biggest regrets of recent years.

“I would think there’s probably gonna be a record in that,” he tells Marq of the soundtrack to his stage show.

“Because – the worst thing I ever did, I sold the publishing [rights to my songs], which I should have never done.

“When your Jewish accountant tells you something, you’d better listen. They’re smart people!”

To hear Eddie’s full interview, click here.

BlogTalkRadio Today: May 27, 2009

Eddie Money

Eddie Money

It’s another remarkable day of programming at BlogTalkRadio. Allow me to share some of the highlights… (all times EDT)Rock legend

  • Eddie Money returned to Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming musical, Two Tickets to Paradise.
  • Director Brad Silberling, of City of Angels fame, discusses his new film, Land of the Lost and IndieWire critic Eric Kohn gives his take on the films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, on Movie Geeks tonight at 10:00.
  • Young starlet Kortney Nash, seen in Everybody Hates Chris, discusses her role in the highly anticipated sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and her career plans, tonight at 10:00 on Stardish Radio.
  • BlogTalkRadio 101 invites hosts, veteran and new, to learn new tools and tips for maximizing the BlogTalkRadio show experience, this afternoon at 1:00.
  • Jessica Knows discusses the role of networking in building and marketing your brand with Sharon McMillan of NewUrbamMom.com and founding member of Mom Masterminds,tonight at 9:00.
  • Around the Water Cooler welcomes author and speaker Debbie Gisonni to discuss drinking water as a key component of good health, this morning at 11:00.

Please see our On Air Schedule for a full rundown of the day’s programming.

SoundBits: MarQ with a Q (as in Quest for ‘American Pie’ Cutie Alyson Hannigan)

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. That’s right – time for another edition of SoundBits, our weekly column that spotlights BlogTalkRadio’s most compelling hosts. This week, it’s MarQ Piocos who gets “Bit”-ten. As host of Somewhere in Vegas, MarQ (who’s known on-air simply as “MarQ with a Q”) has interviewed such marquis names as rocker Eddie Money, country-music legend Crystal Gayle, and The Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle. Now let’s see how well the Sin City resident holds up to our questioning.

Somewhere under the Big Apple’s Manhattan Bridge.

MarQ: Somewhere under NYC's Manhattan Bridge.

Give us a 15- second pitch for your BTR show – why should listeners tune in?

Somewhere in Vegas features performers in all genres of enter- tainment, from music to comedy to acting. Or sometimes, it’s just regular people with amazing talents. So you’ll always have lots of fun – and learn a little something – on my shows.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

Back in 2001, I was a contestant on a nationally televised game show called You Don’t Know Jack. And a few months ago, I won the lottery in Montana. But the prize was a paltry $10,000 (so don’t get too excited, ladies).

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

MarQ with a G. Ah, make that 10 Gs.

MarQ with a G. (Make that, ah, 10 Gs.)

Arsenio Hall. His show was so energetic and different at the time. We’re definitely missing a show like his these days.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Alyson Hannigan. My listeners know this because I have a crazy obsession with her. I’ve been trying to book her for ages, but have not had any luck. I’ll keep trying, though!

As we speak, what are you wearing?

My new signature fedora, an AC/DC t-shirt, and blue sweats.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show

Did an impression of a cow “gettin’ busy.”

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Rocker Eddie Money Rats Out Daughter: ‘She Got a DUI – So She Can’t Drive for a Year!’

Eddie Money may have risen to rock-star status decades ago, but when it comes to his kids, he still sounds like a cop.”

So writes the New York Post‘s famed Page Six column today, about Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q‘s recent interview with the former NYPD officer.

Baby, hold on – to your license! Eddie with Jesse last year.

Baby, hold on – to your license! Eddie with Jesse last year.

During the spirited discussion, Eddie squeals on his only daughter, aspiring pop tart Jesse Money, for a recent offense that had previously fallen under the radar.

After telling Marq that the 20- year-old is “probably gonna get a [record] deal in the next year,” he says:

“But the apple don’t fall far from the tree. She got a DUI on New Year’s Eve, so now she can’t drive for a year…Gotta live and learn, baby!”

Eddie’s domestic exposé doesn’t stop there, however.

Soon after insinuating that Jesse, who came in last on MTV’s Rock the Cradle – a 2008 reality series featuring the offspring of music legends like Olivia Newton-John and Kenny Loggins – is superior to established pop stars, Eddie tosses her under the bus.

“If you’re gonna play, you gotta pay,” Eddie says of Jesse (above).

“If you’re gonna play, you gotta pay,” dad Eddie says of Jesse (above).

“She’s got an old soul. I’m not knocking Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, but my daughter is more of a torch singer from the 60s,” says the Two Tickets to Paradise singer.

Then he adds, “I don’t really know what Jessica’s gonna do. She’s out of her mind.

“She’s got a boy- friend, and the trouble’s starting. They both drink like fishes.”

To read the Page Six story, click here.

To hear more from Eddie, click here.