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#57 – DRUMMER – Nat Stokes - 2015-12-15

Drummer Nat Stokes of Live Hymnal and Black Violin on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Local soon-to-be legendary drummer, Nat Stokes, graced the podcast with an assortment of insight into becoming a successful musician! With a musical gift from birth enriched by roots playing in the church, Nat has begun lifting off on a music career made of dreams. He became a member of Live Hymnal several years ago, with some noted musicians who have also been previous guests on the podcast; and, he is about to embark on a tour with the talented violin duo, Black Violin! At the end of the podcast, you’ll be treated to a quick clip of his guest spot on their cover of “All Day,” but below are a bunch more videos for you to check out:


Nat’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NatBrat19drums/videos
Other videos of Nat:
https://youtu.be/pWoavV-Xozo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iry7iSgoEKs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpfrpl9oZrI
Black Violin Samples:
"All Day" by Kanye West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eg8GB8GpY0
"We Dem Boyz" by Wiz Khalifa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6_qBBnsJeo
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7WfXzZckBc

He has watched others follow in his footsteps (most notably, his brother, Ben, and my son), and takes his role as an influencer very seriously. Listen to this podcast and be inspired by this amazing man and musician!!

Episodes with other Live Hymnal members:
Charles Milling: http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/13-musician-charles-milling-2015-02-03
Madison Langley: http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/28-musician-madison-langley-2015-05-23

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Big Brain 2: No Hard Feelings tattoo shop! Led by legendary tattoo artist, Chris Blinston, the team of multi-award-winning artists at this highly professional studio are creative, talented, accomplished, and focused on excellent customer service. Head in and experience a different level of tattoo shop; mention Curve the Cube, and get 10% off!! Chris starred in season 6 of Ink Master and was my guest on episode #31! #TeamFlorida #TeamBlinston
Enjoy, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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#56 – FAITH – Sharif Elhosseiny & Rev. Wendy Tobias - 2015-12-18

Sharif Elhosseiny, President of the Islamic Center of Palm Beach, and Reverend Wendy Tobias of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church on the Curve the Cube Podcast

My ‪‎‪podcast‬ with Pres. Elhosseiny of the Islamic Center Palm Beach and Rev. Wendy of St. Joe's Unplugged was PHENOMENAL!! I thank them both so very much for participating. The goal going into the conversation was to explore how we as a people and our faiths have so much more in common than we do in difference; but, we ended up finding and connecting on so much more! Listen and learn about the TRUTH of ‪#‎Islam‬, not what the terrorists and those who fear-monger want you to believe.

"The word itself, 'Islam,' comes from the root word, 'salam,' which means, 'peace.'" Unfortunately, due to those in this world who have hijacked the Islamic faith and committed terribly heinous acts in its name, there are many people who fear ALL Muslims. Just recently, Sharif’s Center was the victim of that fear—having been vandalized in the middle of the night. In the vandal’s wake, the Center’s surrounding community offered cards, flowers, and other sentiments of support.

This last Saturday, Sharif hosted an open-house to condemn terrorism and invite questions of the public, featuring guest lecturer, Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribi, visiting Imam of Masjid Tawheed in Stone Mountain, GA. ("Masjid"means Mosque in Arabic.) I attended the open-house and arrived to a peaceful and beautiful community atmosphere that surrounded me with so many warm, smiling, happy, and welcoming Muslim faces! It was a packed house, and MANY people stepped up to the open mic with their questions. The visiting Imam answered them BEAUTIFULLY!! Here are a few of his quotes:
"[We] do not let a few terrorists hijack our faith, our ‪#‎Islam‬."
"Isis [and other groups] are renegades. They are criminals. They are terrorists."
"I don't blame the non-Muslims for their fear.... We hate [the terrorists] more than you do."

Thank you, ‪‎ICPB‬, for opening your doors to the public to better understand Islam!! It was also wonderful to meet Liz Balmaseda from The Palm Beach Post as she was covering the story, and I encourage you all to read it!!

Our cultures, faiths, and people DO have much more in common than they do in difference. Hear one another and curve the cube with open hearts and open minds. ‪ Love is greater than fear‬!!

Statistics sources:
Pew Research Center: http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/pf_15-04-02_projectionstables8/

FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/terrorism-2002-2005

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#55 – Pod Squad – Toy Collections - 2015-12-01

Curve the Cube Pod Squad – Toy Collections

Take a trip down memory lane with the CTC Pod Squad! Remember all those toys you collected with such passion when you were little? Admit it—you’re sorry you gave them away! Are you still a big-time collector of childhood awesomeness? Me, too! From Transformers to Hello Kitty… Legos to Garbage Pail Kids, the CTC Pod Squad will make you instantly feel like a big kid again! Scotty was with us in spirit; but, Jay and I were joined by journalist, Jason Hackett, and my big brother, Gerard. Oh, what a time we had… and just in time for the holidays!!

Don’t forget to catch their individual episodes:
Jay “Poppa J” Cintron (#30): http://www.curvethecube.com/actors.html
Jason Hackett (#49): http://www.curvethecube.com/news.html

If you have any topic ideas for the Pod Squad, shoot me an email!
This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon from episode #27! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
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#54 – NON-PROFIT (MADD) – Heather Geronemus - 2015-12-04

Heather Geronemus of Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K on the Curve the Cube Podcast

On this episode, I caught up with an old high school friend from Pine Crest, Heather Geronemus, who is now the Chairwoman for the annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K. She has dedicated the last several years of her life to the important cause of fighting drunk driving; and her efforts have taken her from south Florida to the halls of Washington D.C. Heather has earned achievement as a top fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving; but, her philanthropy doesn’t stop there. She has also extended herself to other organizations as well.

The topic of drunk driving is particularly poignant for this time of year, as drunk driving incidents tend to spike during the holidays. So, it was very important for me to have Heather on as a guest—especially now. She was gracious enough to talk about the personally tragedy that changed her life—losing her father, Robert, who was killed in 2009 by a drunk driver. She told his story, shared what that time was like for her, and walked through how she is changing such an extreme negative into such a powerful positive.

If you want to get more involved in charity work and philanthropy, better understand the epidemic of drunk driving or have been an offender of DUI, or just need the inspiration to get through your own rough time, this podcast will speak to you in particular. Heather also shares tips on how to get home safely, including peppering in some great conceptual themes that will get you thinking. (Hint: parents, you may want to write some of these down…!!)

Head to WalkLikeMADD.org/FortLauderdale and see how you can get involved, as a sponsor or participant. Her next event’s info is:
Where: Huizenga Plaza 32 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
When: 04/24/2016 @ 7:30 am
But, the time to create or sponsor a team and begin your fundraising is NOW!!

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by my brother, Gerard! Under his company, GL Esquire Consulting, he gives sound legal business advice. If you either want to start your own business or need some guidance regarding the business you own or work for, give him a call! A Harvard and Columbia Law graduate, he’s worked for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious law firms in the world (even at Johnny Cochran’s distinguished firm). He’s worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, agriculture, music production, fashion, and technology, and he’s happy to bring that expertise to helping you and your business needs. When you’re Gerard’s client, he’ll not only be your lawyer, but also your trusted consultant and friend.

His initial consultations are always free; but, if you mention Curve the Cube, he’ll offer you his “friends and family” rates!! Reach him at (786) 531-9834, gerard@glesqconsulting.com, or his Facebook page, GL Esquire Consulting, LLC.

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