Mon, 26 May 2014
Mon, 26 May 2014
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Robbie Rist was born and raised in California. He knew at an early age that he wanted to act and was allowed to by his supportive parents provided he never lost sight of who he was. His parents also developed a love of music in Robbie that continues to this day.
As a child actor, Robbie appeared in numerous television shows - The Brady Bunch, The Bionic Woman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Galactica 1980 and many more. His angelic looks also carried with it a little devil on the side that he played to great advantage in many of his roles.
As Robbie got older, he continued to work in television and branched out into the world of voice acting. He was the voice of the Michaelangelo in the orginal Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. He has lent his vocal talents to many animated series and features as well as video games such as Final Fantasy and Zach Bell. He is currently performing as the voice of "Stuffy" in the highly popular Disney animated series Doc McStuffins.
Robbie's music career is as vast and varied as his acting career. He has performed as the lead singer, guitarist, bassist and/or drummer for several Los Angeles rock bands, including Wonderboy, The Andersons (band), Cockeyed Ghost, Nice Guy Eddie, and Steve Barton and the Oblivion Click. The list of west coast pop bands Rist has performed with numbers is in the hundreds. He divides his time between film and music production, performing with Los Angeles alt-country band KingsizeMaybe and rock band Jeff Caudill & The Goodtimes Band (with Jeff Caudill of Orange County punk band Gameface and Michael "Popeye" Vogelsang of Orange County punk band Farside). Robbie has also produced a number of records for bands, including Suzy & Los Quattro, Backline, Ginger Britt and the Mighty, Jeff Caudill, Steve Barton and the Oblivion Click, Nice Guy Eddie, Kingsizemaybe and The Mockers. Rist produced the Rubinoos album Automatic Toaster and played drums on that album. He currently is the drummer for Your Favorite Trainwreck.
Robbie also hosts a podcast called The Spoon, "Join hosts Robbie Rist, Chris Jackson, and Thom Bowers, in their quest to understand the wide world around them and the insane people who populate it. Jumping through conversational hyperlinks like a trio of cats playing with a laser pointer, their mission is to separate the stuff from the stuff while providing a generous dose of broadcast irritainment."
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Sun, 25 May 2014
SciFi Diner Podcast: Ep. 206 – Jim Arrowood Interviews Edward Of Planet Earth Author Nicholas Eftimiades
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Jim Arrowood's Interview with Nicholas Eftimiades (Jim's SciFi Blog)
I first learned about Edward Of Planet Earth and the author Nicholas Eftimiades by listening to an interview on the Scifi Diner Podcast. The idea intrigued me, so I went to Amazon.com and downloaded for my Kindle and began reading. I enjoyed the story and posted about it on this blog.
Nick was very appreciative that I would review his book on this blog and we began our on-line friendship. A few weeks ago, I contacted Nick to see if he might be interested in an interview. He was more than happy to accommodate me, so here it is. We talked about Edward and his two other non-fiction books on Chinese intelligence, and on how we Americans are viewed by people in other countries. But the discussion was not just limited to books, we also discussed the future implications of the evolution of our technology.
Those who are interested in learning more about Nicks Books can visit anywhere books are sold on-line. He can also be found on-line on his blog. Recently, he posted an article on his blog that outlines the intelligence implications of the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars. This was an interesting analytical look at Star Wars and a fun read. We also visited about The Federation of Galaxy Explorers, a non-profit organization intended to promote interest in space exploration in school aged children and young adults.