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LIONEL PODCAST: New Media Seminar & Introducing Alex Jones (Media Pioneer)

Great men don’t stop at red lights. I love that line. And it conveys the image and reinforces the notion that to achieve greatness rule-following shouldn’t be tops on one’s priority list. This past Saturday, I had the inimitable honor of welcoming the Talkers Magazine New Media Seminar participants here in New York, an annual confab and high summit of the country’s leading talk radio performers and players. The keynote speaker was Alex Jones of Infowars, whose verve and vivacity rocked the morning conclave, and that’s putting it mildly. The stentorian Jones was at his best and scared the bejesus out of some participants by merely reciting what was happening yet not covered in MSM news, news most folks dependent on the corporate presstitutes had nary a clue of and about. Alex Jones has restructured media delivery systems and utilizes every conceivable medium available today: podcasting, YouTube channels, terrestrial and satellite radio, documentaries, books, name it. If nanotechnology allows a broadcast delivery vehicle Jones will be front and center in it. It was an pleasure and honor meeting this broadcasting titan and pioneer. Herein, my thoughts on the future, the medium and the nonpareil Mr. Jones. (His video presentation is linked here.)

Talkers publisher Michael Harrison noted, “Alex Jones gave the industry a sample of his passion for what he sees as the truth and a brief glimpse of his powerful and fiery delivery. It was a riveting presentation with a message that could be taken on a number of levels. I think in his case as a NMS (New Media Seminar) presenter, the medium itself was the message – and that is, it isn’t just the position of the host that gathers loyalty and attention, but the delivery, credibility and charisma that the personality brings to the microphone. It could work in just about any genre beyond politics. It was about the power of truth as an attraction unto itself – whatever that truth might be.”

LIONEL AUDIO SAMPLER: It’s Free, Rockefeller! On The Arm!

A pastiche, a myriad, a mosaic. A panoply of ideation and concept. As a gift from me to you, you aural sects.

I’m most excited about my first LIONEL MEDIA video interview with one of my heroes, Pat Cooper: a comedian whose natural abilities are nonpareil. He unloads and unleashes on everything and everybody. It is classic.

In this sampler serving, a discussion of virtually everything in a style and packaged delivery system that is sui generis. Spoken word meets audio blog meets Lionel unplugged, unfettered, unfiltered, uninterrupted and unapologetic.

LIONEL AUDIO: What Is LIONELMEDIA?

LionelMedia. I’m tired of telling people what this is, so why not tell people what this is. Clever in spades I am. For the culturally nescient, LionelMedia is a multi-media content delivery system for a de minimis monthly fee. It will eventually be a multi-channeled one-stop shopping site for all things that interest me. It will feature written word, articles, blogs, vlogs, video, audio, music, performances of all types: the first annual Klezmerpalooza, hip-hop numismatics, fun with shadow puppets, name it. Wait until you hear the mime section, tentatively labeled “mime meme.” Can you see the vision? (Pun intended.) And ultimately it will showcase my farm team: up-an-coming broadcast stars of the future whom I’ll hone and train to blow the talk broadcast world open. Because, friends, as it is right now, it could use some life and originality.

Futuristic and avant-garde, you betcha. Within this audio contribution, I explain the inspiration and genesis of LionelMedia and my association with my long-time friend, the pythonic and vatic Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine, the industry trade journal. All that I ask (or as they say in Brooklyn, “All’s”) is that you spread the word and then sign up for my podcasts. Ask yourself, “How can I help Lionel?” Well, I’ve the answer.

Gather, children, before me. I’m about to speak.