Each month I’ve been featuring one of the many artists of Mamapalooza ~ These women aren’t necessarily ‘famous’ in the typical sense of the word. Many of them, are passionate individuals who simply refuse to leave their talent’s behind after having children. In July I pass the baton to Jeneane Bernstein who’s going to be stepping up to coordinate Mamapalooza Radio with her own show ‘Moms Rock The House’ at KUCI California, and as our Radio Coordinator for Chick Chat weekly, featuring Moms That Rock! Special thanks to Hot Moms Club for all they do!
This month we featured MamaPAlooza Artists with Daddy’s from around the world who stormed our New York Stages in NYC this May.
They were; Sam Lardner, all the way from Barcelona Spain, The Pop Stars out of Boston, Jamie Manning who we salute for his work on behalf of families dealing with autism and Randy Bigness who will be coordinating MamaPAlooza for us next June 2008.
This is the first time our radio features took us away from the Moms and into the world of Dad Bands.
It was an interesting journey, and I really enjoyed getting to know the music these committed Pops are creating. In fact, I am still listening to their CDs in my car, as I go about my kiddie carpool business.
Rounding out the month of June, and by way of saying my DJ farewells, I played a ‘Housewives On Prozac’ track, which has taken on timely significance: It’s called – Mrs. President.
HOP Band recorded this tune in 2005 as a tribute to my daughter. The lyrics were written for her, and now more and more it seems they were written for every woman, and even women running for Political success.
As I wave my hat to all my successors, it’s always my biggest hope that every person finds their dream and lives by the rules relevant to achieving that dream. My dream has always been to have a meaningful life, make music, celebrate my children and live a long, long time.
Mamapalooza is in it’s sixth year. We’re rounding the corner with more than 50 stages, almost six months of great programing which will take us way beyond May Festivals into zoos, sound stages, tours, conferences and showcases, and a media reach of 5 million people, up from a single stage in Manhattan with six bands in 2002.
Thank you for helping to make us great. As Davis Oxberg says: “Being Listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.”
We’re here and we’re listening. In fact, we’re all about making sure the whole world hears you! Keep talking. Keep singing. Keep sharing.
Joy Rose is the founder of Mamapalooza Festival~ The only cultural event of it’s kind featuring Mom musicians, writers, dancers, comics and craftswomen. To find out more about the women of Mamapalooza: www.mamapalooza.com
You can hear weekly radio broadcasts of these interviews at www.chickchatradio.com breaking Mom Rock nationally!