Indie Diverse Band: The Lucid Rays

The local Chamber of Commerce is not the usual venue for putting together a rock band, but for Lucid Rays one networking event led to a lot of music. When Asher, representing an acupuncture clinic, met TC Morse, attending as a home security specialist, they connected musically. When asked about how they decided to play together, TC said, “It was clearly fate…First time we played together, we knew.” Informal jamming led to a search for like-minded San Francisco Bay Area musicians to join them.

The line-up grew organically. Asher provided lead guitar, keyboards and background vocals, as well as original music, and TC Morse handled lead vocals, rhythm guitar and lyrics. Asher invited friend Dave Guglielmana to be the band’s bassist, and Guglielmana engaged Vic Griffith, a self-taught drummer he had played with in local cover bands. And Lucid Rays was born. All four shared similar musical backgrounds – picking up instruments in childhood, playing in school bands, learning other instruments, college level studies and wide-ranging musical interests. Among them, they brought everything but the kitchen sink to their music: acoustic anti-war songs, classic rock, and Italian opera with liberal doses of jazz and hard rock.

Experiences included studies with jazz master Jimmy Heath, Brett Wilmot (Berklee School of Music), and Ross Valory (Journey’s bass player), and playing with Les Claypool before he joined Primus. Out of the mix, they have fashioned a classic rock band, but one with a decidedly modern beat and with lyrics reflecting their commitment to raising social awareness and promoting positive change. When they entered El Cerrito Studio to record, their partnership with Producer and Recording Engineer Oscar Autie (Omar Sosa, Gema Corredera, Isaac Delgado, and Skankin’ Pickle), put the final touches on their sound. With enough original material to record several albums, they created their first release, “Hard Time in the City.” The album includes 12 cuts incorporating hand percussion, piano, strings and saxophone, for a diverse and original sound. “The album is really a conglomeration of diverse influences.

If you look at all four of the members, it started out as an idea, and everyone’s experience really comes into play,” says Asher. Playing local venues while they make their way into the San Francisco music scene, has built them a loyal following. With the release of “Hard Time in the City” on February 16, even more will fall in love with their gritty rock sound and their socially relevant lyrics.

Here are many links to check out this wonderful creative diverse band.

Website: https://lucid-rays.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucidRays/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucidrays?lang=en

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-rays

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/lucidrays

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucidraysband/

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#IndieMusic #IndieRock #RocknRoll #DiverseMusic

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Global Indie Band “World5”

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Check out this superb “POP ROCK WITH A GLOBAL INFLUENCE” band.

WORLD5 started with five close friends who are professional musicians. Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together. Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they used the power of the World Wide Web to shorten the physical distance.

They recorded their first album “Global Experience”, released on Island Def Jam Digital over 3 continents together, founding members were Raimund Breitfeld, Steffen Goeres, Don Bruner, Stephan Goessl and Roland Childs. Grammy Award winners Pat Hunt and Randy Miller, who produced the bands first album, joined the band replacing Don Bruner and Roland Childs December 2012.

June 2013 brought the departure of saxophonist Stephan Goessl and the arrival of Texan guitarist Joe Gavito. 2016, Album Nr. 2 “Heartbeat Of The World” was released on Spectra Music Group. The album became one of the Top 200 Pop album releases in 2016. Competitors were among others Adele. WORLD5 has a new line up. Joining Raimund, Steffen and Joe are Swedish bass player Jimmy Olsson and as the lead singer, from San Francisco, California, Lou Evans. Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band. Lou has been showcased with outstanding talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Lorrie Morgan, America, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Waylon Payne, James McCartney (Son of Paul McCartney), Todd Rundgren, Gregory Page, Billy Galewood (aka Bushwalla, co-songwriter of Jason Mraz), Toca Rivera (Jason Mraz percussionist/background vocalist), and Con Brio.

Members of World5: Lou Evans: lead vocals, guitars Joe Gavito: guitars, keyboards, vocals Steffen Goeres: guitars, trumpet Jimmy Olsson: bass Raimund Breitfeld: drums, percussion

Contact Record Label : Spectra Music Group

http://www.spectramusicgroup.com +1 843 628 3555





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It’s all about Indie Music

New things are moving and grooving for RIFF radio station. Since we’ve been growing and doing what we need to stay up beat with the Indie Music Scene come on by and check out our NEW website. Please update your browser too~ https://riffradiostation.wixsite.com/mysite riff9

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You got me going in Circles Vertigo!!!



Let me say this first of all. I am a fighter I don’t give up so easily. I’ve worked hard to raise my family and work for a living. Being a woman, I had to sacrifice my career while for the greater good to others. I did without regret at the age of 34. Be it Husband, Caregiver of Alzheimer Mother-in-law, Motherhood, and Rancher my plate was running over with sacrificing myself and being a productive person. When my children were going to elementary school I choose places of work to accommodate my responsibility of motherhood entitlement. I was able to be a certified Drivers Education Instructor with the company I was aiding. This job I was able to leave on a dime if anything was wrong with my children. It worked out great until my daughters grew to be in High School. At this time I was having light bouts of vertigo coming out of no where. I dealt with the spins by taking a high dosage of ginger root. Every day I would consume lots of ginger root pills until I realized it wasn’t working anymore. Daily I changed my habits of life to accommodate my health as long as I could talk and walk. Because in my mind there are others who are worse off than I. I did go see my doctor and he gave me a med that knocked me out for a week. My head felt like it was FULL of water. Though I was told not to stop med and take all I stopped and found that my vertigo had worsen. In time I was able to control it with help from ginger root. In the end with my primary Doc he didn’t have any knowledge on vertigo and sent me to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist…that is where I got my diagnose BPPV.

For many years I worked as a Driver’s Education Instructor and ended up owning my own school. With regret I had to close down seven years ago my business because my Vertigo was very dangerous and showed signs that I was going to have this for the rest of my life.

Long story short: For over many years (18 years) I’ve suffered from this garbage that makes you spin out of control. There is NO CURE only learning how to manage it is important. Because no matter how many products, doctors, therapist give you to take or use their methods to help, nothing works!

Let me say that there is NO primary DOCTOR that understands Vertigo unless they have it and must deal with it. Nor does the medical insurances understand it. If its not called Meniere’s disease than your screwed.

Vertigo BPPV:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. When a cause can be determined, BPPV is often associated with a minor to severe blow to your head. Less common causes of BPPV include disorders that damage your inner ear or, rarely, damage that occurs during ear surgery or during prolonged positioning on your back, such as in a dentist chair. BPPV also has been associated with migraines. I’ve never took a blow to the head so I know this is not how I got it. As for Migraines I do have them but not a lot and at times it leaves me in the dark to recuperate without light intensifying the splitting headache. There are other possibilities further down this post that could inform others.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of your head. This might occur when you tip your head up or down, when you lie down, bend down, or when you turn over or sit up in bed. Although benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be a bothersome problem, it’s rarely serious except when it increases the chance of falls. To me it is SERIOUS no matter how a professional looks at it. An Unbalanced body needs to be taken seriously because this illness leaves the person very disable to function in society, work place, daily tasks of independence, and be included in simple gatherings. I have had my fair share of people thinking I am drunk so we verti’s get kicked out of establishments and or be denied an alcohol beverage.

Here are my 10 signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

  • Dizziness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • A loss of balance or unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Speech slurs or can’t complete a sentence because your in a daze of confusion
  • sweats
  • Constant roaring/ringing in your ears or pounding like a drum, an eventually loss of hearing
  • Abnormal rhythmic eye movements (nystagmus) vision becomes blurry or poor eventually
  • Loss of Confidence, In dependency, Depression, Anxiety, loss of career, driving, and the most important is loss of relationship/marriage/friendship.

Changing your diet never aided me: salt, caffeine, smoking, living a stress free life. I didn’t have issues with smoking, but salt intake I totally gave it up. It was hard for me to give up my coffee, but I did for a period of time. As for living a stress free life…. YAH RIGHT~! I won’t go into that one…haha So giving up three products was easier to work with and then I found out it had NO EFFECT on my vertigo. Even when I tried to balance my body and mind living a stress free life doing Acupuncture and massage therapy for many years my vertigo stayed strong and sure of itself it was not going away. And when the wind ripped up a storm of windy days, I was good for nothing because it left me spacey the whole day or week trying to manage the evasive intrusion of earth’s elements. As for exercise ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? How can you walk, bend down or look up or maneuver your body to be strong without spinning out of control? Just the slightest movement sends my vertigo off. Yeah I can lift weights but don’t you know even that triggers vertigo? So another health issues occurs called Osteoporosis especially in aging women. Not only that…depression and anxiety sets in deeply from all the disappointments and let downs that has occurred and changing your life to being non existence in society has its price to ones who suffer from Vertigo.

As for the Medical world… That too is a JOKE~ It is hard to find a primary doctor who understands vertigo. Nor do they want a patient who suffers the illness. The narcotics that are issued out are acceptable to medical insurances yet homeopathic remedies are frown upon. Not all of us humans react the same to medications. Yet I’ve been on Valum for many years and only take it when I can no longer control the spin outs. For me….my body reacts better to homeopathic medicines than narcotics that can kill you or become addictive to with side effects. There was a long period in time I lived off or OD on Ginger Root. It helped me out but with long term use it really didn’t faze Vertigo anymore. I’ve done Ear Cone burning, Hydro-peroxide, all other stuff that friends passed on to me to rid my illness from my soul until I am sick to death to try anything any more.  I am better than most I like to say to myself because I am healthy in body and take no other medications; however, my soul suffers the spin outs no matter WHAT I DO~

As for going to a Ear, Nose, Throat doctor they only diagnose you with the illness and then they too have nothing that will aid Vertigo to stop, except for Drugs and Epley procedure which they don’t do in their offices. Oh yes you will go through a series of procedures at their office and medications. And in the end your still left with the lingering aftermath of your vertigo. Especially when they gave me medication that made me worse. Let me also say the medication they gave me helped many patients rid the illness but not for me. Vertigo is described as the room is spinning out of control. A description like this has a direct correlation to the inner ear, whereas light headedness, for example, can be caused by dehydration or low blood pressure. Medications may also cause vague sensations of dizziness; I recommend all patients with dizziness review their medications with their physician to out weigh the what if’s.

The inner ear


The role of our inner ear, or vestibular system, is basically to detect the movement of our body relative to gravity and the ground we’re walking on. It sends this information to the brain, which then generates the appropriate motor responses to keep our eyes in line with our head and keep us upright. It is a really important part of our physiology.

One way our inner ear does this is through the vestibulo-ocular reflex. It’s a reflexive eye movement that the inner ear triggers during head movement to keep an image centered on our retina. So, when we move our head, our eyes move in certain ways to keep our visual field stable. Frequently, when there is an inner ear problem, this reflex is impaired. In addition to the inner ear, our eyes contribute important information to the brain with respect to our sense of balance. If our sight is impaired, a problem with balance may result. Finally, the sensory nerves in our legs and feet provide more information to the brain. Patients who suffer from neuropathy frequently have problems with balance.

So, when we think about our balance system, it’s really our brain getting information from these different sources. The brain gets that information, assimilates all the data and keeps us walking in a straight line. If there are any problems with any of these sources of inputs, we have problems with balance.

About 4 years ago I looked into the Epley procedure with my primary doctor. I was then referred to a Physical Therapist. After many visits leaving me exhausted I was happy for a little bit when the spinning stopped. Sadly, it didn’t take to long for Vertigo to came back and haunt me with vengeance. I had no choice but to return to see my therapist for a few months. After many visits my therapist showed me how to do myself, but I feared to do cause I would be so wiped out. However, I did many times which did help, but failed in the end to come back the next day or two. Now my neck and head get extremely sore after doing the maneuver. Each year I have to go to my primary doctor to get a referral in order for my medical insurance to pay of my visit. Last year my doctor told me he was retiring and I had to find another primary doctor which to this day I can not find one. So in the end I go without and kiss the epley goodbye cause it really didn’t help. At least for me and all the years I’ve done the procedure to rid Vertigo or manage it was time to kiss that method goodbye.

The Epley repositioning maneuver is a way to get the crystals in the inner ear back in the right place. Through a series of head maneuvers — by turning the head in certain ways — they can get these crystals to go back to the right place just by using gravity. The patient stays in each position for about 30 to 60 seconds and then sit back up. Patients will have a hangover effect after this, but they won’t have the spins anymore at least for some.

I just recently had issues with my dentist. I went to my dentist to get my teeth cleaned in Los Alamos, NM. I fear this more than I can say y’all. For a Vertigo person to lay completely down in a dental chair while the hygienist cleans your teeth for almost an hour is MURDER. Getting up after that long period leaves my body completely exhausted and nauseas. It can take most of the day or not for me to feel okay. In the end I refused this time to lay back all the way since my vertigo has been nasty. I was so grateful that my hygienist aided me and cleaned my teeth standing up. However, when my dentist came in to check on my teeth after he went through back surgery was the deal breaker. He did not like it that I refused to lay straight down for him to do a oral checkup. After that he did accommodate me this ONE TIME yet made sure to tell me his dislike. After his checkup he then told me his practice is NOT THE RIGHT fit for my illness. And I should go and find a younger group of a dental office who will bend for me. He also told me that he didn’t want his employee’s to suffer a change in their work station because a patient couldn’t lay down. I was dumbfounded….WOW really!!!! I come into your dental office twice a year not every day and he had the nerve to tell me he is dropping me because I have severe Vertigo. Perhaps he was NOT the right Dentist for me since he failed me too in dental care in previous years that cost a pretty penny because of his “We’ll keep a Watch on it” syndrome.  More depression sets in and withdrawal consumes me daily from all health providers and society.

As for all the VERTIGO products out there on the market, some may work and some might not. It is important for the Suffer to know its only a temporary fix. I think I’ve done and tried all the methods almost. Between Medical Doctors and Products what I spent for just to be told I have vertigo was a crazy high price to pay.  And to let you all know there are two other drastic surgery measures to the ear that can cure Vertigo. I am familiar with the procedures but not knowledgeable enough to talk about it.

To close my Bellow up…..Now I know In the end I WILL ALWAYS have Vertigo no matter what I do. And if you were a sufferer from Vertigo and was blessed to rid the illness from your body I say OUTSTANDING and send you big hugs you beat it.

Maybe in the future someone will be find a cure for those who can’t get rid of the SPIN OUTS. Let me say the government cares NOT about you and will not accept you to be called a Handicap person with Vertigo. If you have Meniere’s disease you might be able to receive benefits. For several years I’ve been fighting SSI to aid me. Sadly, I too have been denied the past 3 years and told its not as debilitating as Meniere’s Disease. So as of today I am 58 and barely able to feel safe walking around in public or do all the things I love to do as I view my aging years.

I guess the only way I can scream out my frustrations is through words of disappointment. I hope if anyone reads this post please feel free to engage your voice. I would love to hear others experience as we share together “You Got Me going in Circles”

#vertigo #spinout #unbalance #healthissues #nocure #deniedhealthcare



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ArtHub of Santa Fe New Mexico

Happy to announce a great event taking place in Santa Fe New Mexico on November 2, 2019. Sassy Del Sol aka Dawn Martinez “Slingshot” will be at this event representing Radio Indie FreeForm, SlingShot the book, HempMyPet, and more. Hope to see you there tickets are selling fast~ 74360837_139271510787356_5568826034461081600_n



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I feel great being 15 years old~ MEOW


My name is Stella and they told me I am beautiful ! I have 2 secrets….love pumpkins….they contain zinc and cucurbitacin, a biochemical compound that is thought to have some activity against intestinal parasites….HA ….and thanks to my lovely mom Dawn Martinez , I am HAPPY and healthy because she takes care of me with https://www.hempmypet.com.…..click on the website and check it out ….thank you ! ..#hempmypet and #radioindiefreeform

You can also go to website: Radio Indie FreeForm: https://riffradio.zohosites.com/ and CLICK on Banner of “HempMyPet” and Keep the link for future shopping. Plus you can listen to Independent Indie music from all around the world~

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Thank you Ingrid Smith aka Eclispe Singer/Songwriter for supporting our movement in the Wellness and Health in Horses, Dogs, Cats and more on Facebook~

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We proudly promote HempMyPet a trustworthy and true firm out of Longmont Colorado that helps many of our family members. Thank you Ingrid for a fun post supporting products for wellness and health~

Here is our link to keep for future shopping. We thank you kindly~


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Gotta LOVE the world of Hemp~

Yes you heard me correct! I am totally in love with Hemp products. A great alternative medicine that we use in a huge spectrum form. Be it Clothing, Ropes, Building Materials, Skin Health, Brain Health, Heart Health, Natural Pain Relief, Non Addictive, Aids Smoking, Muscle tension, and a broad range of illnesses that are worth trying the alternative wellness and health products. Not only can humans consume but SO CAN ANIMALS.

The research on hemp oil is still relatively new, particularly in the United States and other places where restrictive laws have prevented researchers from fully exploring the potential of cannabis plants until recently.

As CBD comes into more common use in an increasing number of areas, research into the potential benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil may expand. As a result, scientists may find more evidence to support the potential benefits of the plant or even reveal new benefits. In any case, the future of research on hemp oil looks promising.

There is also still a small risk of THC getting into the system, even from hemp seeds, which normally contain no THC. The THC could be present as a result of contamination with other plant matter. The results of a 2017 Study show that some commercial brands of food-grade hemp seeds can have a THC concentration that is as much as 1,250 percent higher than the legal limit.

It is essential to ensure that hemp seed oil comes from a reliable manufacturer. The seeds and oil should be free of plant matter that may add additional compounds, such as THC. Important while you do research on Hemp yourself that you don’t get fooled by certain companies that do not state where their “HEMP” grows or comes from. Another sign of not a pure product is “Labels” on the bottles. If they don’t have ingredients and a certified label chances are it’s not pure hemp and did not come from the legal certified company.

The nutritional content of hemp is linked to a number of potential health benefits.


For your Furry friends Horses, Dogs, Cats, etc…


I can go on and on about the OUTSTANDING properties of living a Hemp oil life and making it a super food choice with your daily diet! I am on a move to make sure I can help many animals in the world who can benefit with “HempMy Pet” infused blends of treats bound to make they’re body feel better~

If you go to Radio Indie FreeForm’s website: https://riffradio.zohosites.com there are banners on home page that you can click on and do some honest purest form shopping on hemp products. I chose this establishment because I firmly believe they rock our world with the best grown hemp and production. Created in Longmont Colorado this farm knows its plants. Plus they support Animal Rescues, Animal Shelters and more to help our troubled furry friends. What more can I ask for supporting a great business in the Hemp World.

Please make sure to save this link for all your shopping needs at HempMy Pet website. I make a commission off sales so please save as bookmark or on your browser for future purchases. I thank you for supporting a fabulous health helper for your family and yourself and me~ If you don’t save this link then note you can ALWAYS go to our Musical Indie Website and shop and listen to great music from all around the world.






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Radio Indie FreeForm Supports Kush Nubit~


A raising star in the Chicago area is having an event that will be awesome~ Hope you can attend.