Pittsburgh, attorney, speaker and entrepreneur Rocco Cozza is back in the Boogie Street Studio for another conversation with Eric. Rocco offer his perspective on the state of the world, what lies ahead and other ‘heavyweight’ topics. They wrap up the show with a discussion on what is body shaming, ideas on promoting healthy living and the obstacles to good habits and nutrition.
Sir Fred Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another one on one sit down with Eric. On tap are Fred’s upcoming book, thoughts on the origins of rock guitar, who actually started ‘heavy metal’, touring memories and more. The guys finish up the show with memories of the people and artists of Boogie Street Guitars as well as the development of The Project
Pittsburgh Financial Professional Calvin Sales sits down in the Boogie Street Studio for a chat about Entrepreneurship, overcoming obstacles, the new virtual business environment and much more.
Pittsburgh podcaster Chad Medved joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a wide ranging discussion podcasting, the web, social media and the lost art of ‘real’ conversations. Chad hosts a Pittsburgh based podcast entitled “I’ll Call You Right Back” and bring his unique perspective creating content, show development, video vs. audio podcasting, guest selection, format and much more.
Business coach and author of ‘Manhood Manifesto’, Mike Shereck, joins Eric and Pittsburgh attorney, speaker and author Rocco Cozza, for a discussion of Mike’s book as well as thoughts on better communication, humility, common ground and much, much more.
Fran Stueber, touring professional and long-time guitar tech and assistant to Paul Stanley of KISS joins fellow touring pro and guitar tech Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for conversation on KISS, Paul Stanley, Boogie Street Guitars, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, INXS and many other hilarious tour stories.
Pittsburgh based stand-up comedian Senneca Stone joined Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a wide ranging conversation. From his journey into stand-up comedy, his dislike of social media, thoughts on ‘appropriate’ comedy and much, much more.
Next up in the Boogie Street Studio is Pittsburgh based comedian, the very funny Ian Dougherty! Ian’s journey into comedy, influences, obseravations, the state of comedy coming out of 2020 and a whole lot more!
Eric is joined once again by Julia, Jerry and Cassidy, as the EMP Squad reconvenes for Episode #5. What constitutes a ‘conspiracy’? How do we define that? Has the past 18 months been leading society toward something larger? These questions and much, much more. And as always, EMP delivers relaxed and frank discussions with no agendas. Discussions that are thought provoking, unvarnished and ‘real
This time up, the EMP UFO crew tackles the Apollo space program and much more. Eric is joined on Episode #6 by UFO expert, James Krug joined along with Julia Mullian and Fred Kowalo. Down the rabbit hole the crew goes once again!
For Episode #7 of EMP’s ‘Four Friends’ series, Eric is joined by Christen Yacoviello, Kristie Crisci and Dave Grimm. Super fun and lively conversastion including various thoughts on daily life in 2021, social media, pre vs post internet realities, online dating and a whole lot of music memories! Always unvarnished, always unscripted and always 100% ‘Real’!
Episode #6 of EMP’s ‘Four Friends’ series included Mandi Pryor, Nathalie Steindl Fleck and Chad Lee Shipley. Topics include fitness and health motivation, personal drive, parenting, bullying and much more. Frank, unvarnished and ‘real’ talk. And some humor as well!
Pittsburgh sports personality Paul Alexander joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio talk a little Pirate baseball, a little Steeler football, a little Penguins hockey and whole lot of – Life.
Dr. Shannon returns to EMP for another fast moving and super fun conversation! From Groundhog Day to Furries to Online Dating to Social Media to the Importance of Curiosity and Skepticism to the Pittsburgh Yinzer to the insanity of Tiger King and so much more fun! Join us!
Photojournalist Dan Speicher returns to Boogie Street for another sit down with Eric. Photography, travel, people and the art of seeking common ground for better communication. Dan’s always insightful and this time is no different. Join us!
Julia and Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer and Eric sit down to share some honest, fresh and authentic conversation, touching on random observations and life. The crew also share memories of growing up through the discovery of music, concert events and much, much more. Relaxed, comical and absolutely ‘real talk’ amongst friends. Join us!
Dan Speicher is a well traveled photojournalist and professional photographer. Topics of Eric and Dan’s discussion include running, social media, finding common ground and the importance of neighborhoods and communities.
Rocco Cozza, Dave Grimm and Sir Freddy Kowalo join Eric for a real and often comical discussion on the year that was 2020, goals and ideas for 2021 and what lies ahead for us all. Kick back and enjoy ‘Four Friends’ Episode #1.
The very funny Comedian Terry Jones returns to Boogie Street Studio. Terry shares his philosophy of practicing empathy everyday. And he brings us up to date on the creation and release of his latest comedy double album as well as his plans for 2021, which also include his first music release.
Accomplished speaker and author Rocco Cozza returns to Boogie Street Studio to chat with Eric on a variety of subjects including the search for truth and facts, what can drive public narratives, the merging of social media with traditional media, the pursuite and importance of personal responsibility in an effort for social harmony and how common ground should be a goal for everyone. Always a thought provoking discussion between Eric and Rocco. This show is no exception.
Sir Freddy Kowalo is in-studio talking about maneuvering through this unique year, the future of touring and rock and roll performance, adventures in telephone customer service, the continued hilarity of social media, McDonald’s and much more. Always a hilarious time with Sir Fred! Grab your favorite beverage and join us!
Pittsburgh region Attorney & Entrepreneur Rocco Cozza returns to Boogie Street Studio for another discussion with Eric. Rocco shares his thoughts on better communication, better leadership and better civility as America is facing multiple challenges in the Fall of 2020, some unprecedented.
Pittsburgh region Communications Specialist Kathi Finch sits down with Eric in-studio to discuss communcation challenges we face both in business and within our personal lives. Kathi discusses the art of good communication including listening to understand, specific tactics to improve communication quickly, recognizing and tailoring communication around individual personality traits and much, much more. Join us!
Politics in 2020? Whatever. I suppose I’m simply indifferent at this point.
Really. I am.
It’s Sept of 2020, in the year of Covid. I’m quite confident that I’m feeling similar feelings that most Americans share. Similar feelings that Entrepreneurs feel. Similar feelings that my fellow Realtors are feeling. Similar feelings as my Pittsburgh neighbors feel.
I’m over it. As I write this – there is a section of any readership group who will be ‘offended’ by these words. Offended that I’m ‘over it’. And – that emotion of being offended is part of the problem.
I’m over it.
I’ll restate. I’m over it. Over it. The destruction of the economy. The pitting neighbor against neighbor. Watching so much negativity dominate our conversations. Social media. TV. Even sports.
I’m over it.
Oh, I guess I should mention politics. The upcoming Presidential election. A complete shitshow. Again – a complete shitshow.
Lunacy vs. Senility. That is our option. The options the American political system puked out to us — 2 very, very poor choices. In the middle of a worldwide pandemic. In the middle of racial tension. Riots. Burning. Destruction. Murders. All sides – all races – all opinions. A shitshow.
I’m over it.
And now – there is a movement to get Americans to vote by mail. I’m assuming one political side sees this as an opportunity. The other sees it as a detriment. Whatever.
As pragmatically as I can look at the ridiculous notion of voting by US Mail, I find the premise laughable. If we, you know, the citizens, are permitted to go to Wal-mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Grocery Stores under various statewide and federal Covid-19 laws…we can go vote.
Those who must vote by absentee ballot, can still vote by absentee ballot.
But mail in votes for the able bodied citizens? No fucking way.
We have enough shakey confidence in this country in 2020 — adding doubt to the integrity of our Voting procedure can not be another area of citizen suspicion.
And our Presidential choices? Lunacy vs. Senility. Nice, eh? However, can it get worse? You’re damn straight it can. Put the absolutely increased chance of voting manipulation and outright fraud into the mix — our country’s shitshow will grow exponentally.
We need certainty. We need a clear winner. Whether this country moves in a new direction or we retain our current administration, at this point, the decision is not as important as providing this battered, bruised and suspicion electorate – certainty.
I’m over it.
Comedian Matt Light stops by the studio and sits down with Eric for a fast moving, irreverant and very funny conversation! Pittsburgh comedy, Matt’s fight on Barstool Sports, standup hecklers, boundaries for comey and life in 2020.
Artist, Entrepreneur and owner of Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh’s Jeffrey Jarzynka joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for EMPshow #129. Contemporary Art, today’s Art Business, Art in Pittsburgh and a whole lot more are on the discussion table! Check it out!