“The Kingdom” drops some live jams on DJMM Tomorrow Night, June 23, 2016

An exciting, fresh faced group of gifted young artists are scheduled to chat with Doc and MadMan tomorrow night as part of the next step of their burgeoning career.Kingdom

The Kingdom, a Southern / Christian Rock band hailing from our corner of Oklahoma will interview and perform for Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan as part of the regularly scheduled show tomorrow (June 23) night.

Firm and proudly entrenched in their Christian Rock foundation, (some of the members actually met at an Oklahoma church camp), the music which The Kingdom has created transcends that which comes from most other existing brands of spiritual contemporary music.

In other words, these kids ain’t your average church rock cover group. They definitely have their own, ROCKIN’ sound !

“We’re SUPER excited to have a chance to share the music this extremely talented group of young people have,” said Matt “MadMan” Mayo. “Their YouTube performances ‘sing’ for themselves.” he said. “They’re quite a unique blend of young people, with a wisdom beyond their years. It’s honest, sweet and sincere, but with a little edge,” added Jeff “Dr. Jeffrey” Brown, also of the podcast.

Truer words have ever been spoken about any musical group. Yeah, they’re young. The oldest members are a seasoned 21 years, while the female lead is 17 and still a Senior in High School. Though young in years, theirs is a precocious mix of original soft rock and some masterfully restyled covers of old favorites such as You Are My Sunshine. Like many groups, the old favorites are welcomed by the crowds who love them. Unlike other groups, their original stuff is what the crowds love most.

The group consists of Trever McBan, primary lead vocalist; Kelsie Shelton, lead and harmony vocals; Kyle Shelton, guitar, trumpet, lead and harmony vocals; Josh Sexton, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo, and harmony vocals; Levi Mason, cello, violin, and keyboard and Ty Thompson on drums and other percussion.

Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan is recorded live at DJMM Studios on South Broadway in Stigler, Oklahoma. Tomorrow night’s broadcast will be available for download at approximately 10 a.m. the morning of June 24.

Don’t miss this great young group !

Kindergarten, Swearing, Church, Politics and Racism on the Radio – By Dr. Jeffrey

Did THAT headline grab your attention or WHAT? LOL 😉
 
Like every group of friends with whom I’ve been affiliated since Mrs. Mathews’ Kindergarten (Class of ’69 – WOOO HOOOOO!!) , we’ve had to come up with a few rules for the Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan show. They are few, but apparently more controversial than your average Pictionary or Bunko game.
RULE #1:   No swearing.
Among many other folks, I want -nee’, NEED – for my 96 year old Aunt Edna Faye to be able tell the folks at the local retirement home, “There’s a boy on the radio you need to listen to. He’s my nephew.” George Carlin was my idol, but golly…  we gotta try to keep it G rated for an hour.George !
 
REPERCUSSIONS: After over 30 shows, this one hasn’t been an issue with anyone. Just have to try and not smash my fingers with a hammer during taping. So far so good.
 
RULE #2:   No religious comments.
I explain this one in this way. If you want to say, “My God is my inspiration,” and leave it there, then we’re in good shape. A higher power is important. Ask any AA member. BUT, if you want to say, “Let me tell you about my relationship with Jesus / Allah / Buddah / Mephistopheles,” Uh, NO.
 
REPERCUSSIONS: Also hasn’t been a problem. BUT, if it ever becomes such, then I’ll be glad to give you some direction to the nearest place of worship. If you want my opinion, it’ll have to be off the air.
 
RULE #3:   No racial comments.
I don’t think I need to spell this one out.
 
REPERCUSSIONS: NONE. I can’t imagine anyone demanding that right on DJAMM. That’s all I have to say about that.
 
RULE #4.   No politics.
Now, I can’t speak for the MadMan, but for my part of it, this one is in place NOT because I PERSONALLY have any hard core beliefs or problems with any candidate at any level, (which I DO), but because I think the the state of politics at any moment is the most over-discussed, banal, and ephemeral ball of primate poo I can think of.Perot It’s the SINGLE reason I no longer watch TV. Also the reason I’ve blocked posts and unfollowed about forty different FB friends since last October. I’ll unblock them after this November, or if my hair gets too thick and i need to pull it out before then.
I make it easy on our treasured guests; if you HAVE to talk about this stuff, please do it on your own time, or start your own radio show. MadMan’s a WHIZ with anything technical. Either of us would be glad to help you. I’ll tell you everything I know about talking on the radio right now: “Read more than you watch TV. Listen more than you talk. Don’t be stupid. Be nice. Invest in a good chair; your booty will thank you.  The rest of it isn’t nearly as complicated. 
 
REPERCUSSIONS: THIS one, oddly enough, has caused a number of friends of MANY years to stop speaking to me, which I don’t get, but I still love them anyway. They’re all bright and cool and fun, but apparently sensitive about, something or another… I’m really not sure. I’m hoping their respective candidates at least make a decent showing, whichever they are. I’m not sure about that either, because when someone begins a sentence with “Well, Trump / Hillary / Bernie / Sarah / Cookie Monster,” et al, my attention goes out the window, and I’m back to sitting in Mrs Mathews’ Kindergarten again. If only I could jump in my time machine. I’d head there and start over. Loved those little dollar store cookies and the watery Kool-Aid. Miss Coba Moore, you were an ANGEL !
 
Well there you have them, friends. There may be amendments as the show develops. Thank you all for listening, and as always, Peace-IN ! – Doc

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Comes to DJAMM ! Katya to drop new single on this podcast this summer !

“What’s up, Doc?” Well, let’s just see, not much… except a ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER is coming on the podcast !

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You read it right, veteran guitarist and rock ICON, Tony Thomas of the George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic family is guest starring on Hollywood rocker Katya’s new single, If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em. He’s excited to come to DJAMM and tell us what’s new and share his story with us.

Oh, and did we mention… Katya is coming on tomorrow too, cuz she’s DROPPING this single right here on DJAMM this summer ! How cool is that !?KatyaVicious

We’re honored to have Tony join us. A seasoned recording artist, Thomas has shared both the stage and studio with Sly Stone, Ike Turner, Rick James, The Dramatics, Ron Banks, L.J. Reynolds, Don Davis, Robin Trower, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kid Rock, Sebastian Bach, Skid Row, Steve Marriott-Humble Pie, Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter, Glenn Goins, Ron Ford, Treylewd, Cameo, The Dazz Band, Parlet, Gabe Gonzalez, Mike “Clip” Payne, P-Nut Johnson, Lige Curry, Blackbyrd, Dennis Chambers, Rodney Skeet Curtis, The Ali Brothers (Jerome and Jimi), Mudbone, Razor Sharp, Donnie Sterling, Kiddo, My Baby Belita Woods, The Brides of Funkenstein, Malia Franklin, Leslie “Blonda” Vocino, Jocaine and many more!

Tony is currently working on his new CD as well as writing and producing Funk and Rock Music. Marley Beverage’s marketing team also chose Thomas to play at many of their sponsored events throughout the midwest.

So, YEAH folks, big things are afoot at DJAMM Studios, and you can’t afford to miss this one !

Keep an eye peeled on this website for tomorrow night’s post, and we’ll see you online ! -Doc and MadMan

Fifteen Signs You Are Already a DJMM Fan and Don’t Even Know It

  1. Your spirit animal is Angus Young.
  2. A holiday meal must include Diet Coke, brand name ice cream and Nexium.
  3. You never listen to rock and roll before noon, unless it’s after midnight.
  4. You say ” I quit smoking five years ago,” as you’re bumming a cig and digging for your lighter.
  5. The first song you knew as a child was “Jesus Loves me”. Second song is a cafeteria choice; Either You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog, Purple Haze,  La Grange, Nikki Grind, or Big Poppa.
  6.  The only other song you know all the words to is “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels.
  7. You think being a Yankee is a genetic flaw.
  8. Any outdoor event includes a plan to find a place to pee in the bushes.
  9. Your spiritual leader, healthcare provider and fishing consultant all know your personal phone number.
  10. … and are the same person.
  11. Your friends have given you at least three nicknames; none of which you will explain to a stranger.
  12. The only pronoun you ever use is “y’all.”
  13.  The last time you voted for President and were happy with your choice was in 8th Grade 4-H.
  14. You are a parent, or perhaps grandparent yourself, but you still say “Momma”, “Daddy”, “Gramaw” and “Ma’am.”
  15. You can afford anything you want for the house, but are most excited about your flea market finds, auction bargains and hand-me-down furniture from Gramaw.

 

 

 

 

DJMM Rulz the Web !

Hey ! Dr. Jeffrey and the Madman here. We’re just gonna take a minute to thank you all once again for hanging with us on the DJMM podcast. Response has been enthusiastic to the point of being almost overwhelming ! Since our humble beginnings less than a year ago, Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan has grown into a media phenomenon, expanding into FaceBook, a podcast format, email, a www website and soon, a listing on iTunes ! That’s right, we’re going viral ! There’s even talk of a YouTube channel, where we’ll feature local talent and cool stuff so you can see our charming faces ! (Just kiddin’. We’re much better looking than just merely “charming.”) 😉

If you’d like to see (hear) anyone locally, regionally or heck even GLOBALLY, drop us a line. We mean, hey… Lady Gaga, Bernie Sanders or Robin Thicke may not do a Skype with us on here… but they MIGHT if we ask and we’re NOT afraid to ask !

lake-street-dive-side-pony-2016-album-cover-billboard-650Need we remind you that the great Lake Street Dive has agreed to an appearance on DJMM later this year?! How cool is that!? And they’re coming just because we asked ! In case you haven’t heard, LSD has done some pretty cool stuff themselves lately. Check out the news on their NUMBER ONE placement on Billboard Magazine’s Rock Album Charts! 

Similarly, if you yourself have something cool to say, report or promote, give us a shout on email at drjeffreyandthemadman@gmail.com, message us on Facebook or just a casual comment here. We LOVE hearing from you guys.

So without further du du, be sure to tune into our podcast on Fridays, or check in late on Thursday night because our tech department works late to make sure you get to hear the latest of the greatest on DJMM.

Again, a serious and heartfelt thank you to all of you who listen to the show, and feel free to comment here anytime you get the urge.

Hope you ‘uns had a Happy Hump Day, Y’all !

  • Dr. Jeffrey and the MadManUncleMackDJMM80Pct

Welcome, Welcome, WELCOME !

Dr. Jeffrey

Hi. Dr. Jeffrey here ! Madman and I just want to say thanks for coming to the Official Online Headquarters for the Dr. Jeffrey and the Madman Podcast Hour. If this is your first trip to OUR trip, let me give you a little background on just what this is, and how it got started. Let’s begin with a handful of frequently asked questions

1) Q: What the heck is a podcast anyway??

A: A podcast is basically a radio broadcast without a radio station. It’s all available online and ONLY online, but it follows the same type of pattern or format as a radio talk show, with music, guests and discussion of topics. You can click on the links available online, or in our case, this website or on the DJMM Facebook page and listen to it right then, or download it for later. That’s one BIG difference. Podcasts are available forever, and once you download them into your computer, or fish them out of the cloud, they’re yours to keep and look back on from now on. With radio, you might never hear the same thing again.

The themes of the individual podcasts are pretty much left up to the imaginations of the creators, or the needs of the advertisers who make it all feasible. The difference with our podcast is that we aren’t bound by financial need to any advertisers, so we do what we want. As such, WE decide who advertises with us, and in that way we dont’ compromise our morals for the sake of keeping the lights burning. This is fun to us and we feel like we’re trying to entertain ourselves and everyone else while maybe making a difference.

2) Q: ARE you making any money at it?

A: We have an advertising schedule that’s flexible according to the advertisers and their specific needs. If you’d like to advertise, we’d certainly like to hear from you. We’d be silly to turn down revenue for something that we like to do so much. Since day one, we’ve never lost money and aren’t a dime in the hole. Gotta say, that feels pretty darn good. 😉

3) Q: Are you a real doctor?

A: To borrow a phrase from the great Hunter S. Thompson, I’m a Doctor of Journalism, and we all know that’s a pretty un-well field right now, so I’m on call 24/7 at my own clinic. It’s my calling, this attempt to heal the potentially terminal malaise that’s killed so many newspapers and continues to erode the healthy body of real writing. Dang… that sounds good doesn’t it? I should write that down.

Honestly speaking, I have no doctoral degrees. The “Dr.” comes from the movie Back to the Future, in which Christopher Lloyd’s character was something or a scatterbrained mad scientest, named “Doc Brown.” My friends in grad school hung that on me back when, and it stuck.

4) Q: Is the MadMan really “mad” ?

A: Oh HELL yes ! Next question… ?

7)   Q: So who the heck ARE you guys anyhow?!

A:  My earthly name is Jeff Brown, and although I’ve done many things since graduating from Journalism school… ummm… a ‘few’ years ago, { 😛 }, at heart, I’m truly a writer, so for our purposes that’s what we’re going with here. I’m a native Oklahoman five generations deep, with roots further back than our state has actually BEEN a state. My family arrived here during the lawless Indian Territory days in the late 1800s, with backgrounds as sharecroppers, cattlemen (and women) and even an M.D. in our lineage, we’re a curious mix of genteel grassroots storytellers and hard working country folks. Ours is an appreciation for people who hit the ground running every day, just trying to be honest folks who want to make more than a difference. That’s who I am in a nutshell. Were you to label me, I’d say first that I’m just a regular guy, more specifically, a proud Okie American who tries hard to be a good writer, friend, son, brother and Uncle Fuff.

My colleague, Matt Mayo, aka “The MadMan”, is a career creative sort who is educated in the graphic arts and high tech applications of a broad variety. He’s our tech guru, and I don’t even want to THINK about approaching a podcast without him. He’s a Kansas boy originally, but we claim him as an Okie now. He’s a hard working family man with a wife and daughter, a cabin in the mountains and a great personality. MadMan is a musician, a creative genius, thoughtful manager and a man of broad intellect. He’s a great guy and a good fit for a podcast partner. I’ll stop gushing now, lest Mrs. MadMan become a little crowded. 😉

About a year ago, I came to work as a reporter for the Stigler News-Sentinel, heretofore referred to as simply SNS; a one hundred year old weekly newspaper that tastefully and professionally publishes all things and happenings in the areas which surround Stigler, Oklahoma; the city in which it is situated. MadMan works in another arm of the company mostly, but his crossover expertise is essential to keeping the paper going. They couldn’t do it without him either. NO one would disagree with that.

Okay, so, about a year ago, MadMan and I became acquainted through our affiliations with the paper. Along with a mutual friend who I like to call Rupert, we frequently share meals and shoot the breeze during break times, and it was during these sessions that Rupert and MadMan allowed me to join their workplace luncheons that often feature tamales bought from the car trunk of a lovely lady named Graciela. We all hit it off very well, and it’s an affiliation which I hope continues until my last breath. Love those dudes.

After a few months, I’d pretty much settled into my own niche at the paper, and was kind of looking to do something different. I’d seen / heard a few episodes of Mark Maron’s podcast, during which he expands and expounds upon his musings as a stand up comedian turned sitcom actor. “What a cool thing to do,” I thought of his podcasts. So I looked into doing my own, although I wasn’t sure what exactly I would focus upon myself. After a passing fancy with that, I moved on. Until a few weeks later when during a regular “Tamale Day” pow-wow, I asked MadMan if he’d ever done a podcast. “Nope,” he said. “Have you?” “Nope,” I replied, “Wanna give it a shot?” “Sure!” was MadMan’s reply, even before he was officially known as The Madman. “Let’s get it going.”

We weren’t certain which direction we were headed with it at first. In fact the only thing we were truly sure of was that we wanted to do one, even though explaining it was sort of tough for our friends who weren’t / aren’t as tech savvy as the average …. tech savvy person. Hence the need for the FAQs into which we are now all entangled. 😉

So, in somewhat short order we got together a few things that are needed for putting out a podcast, and in another week or two we put our our first one, and The Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan Podcast Hour was born. That was late September of 2015, and even though I no longer work for SNS, since that time, we’ve had a blast doing this gig.

It’s evolved from its most humble beginnings of two guys just sitting in an attic studio and talking about whatever came to mind. As fun as it was, we started slowly incorporating guests onto the ‘cast. Most of them were musical in nature, but others were just folks like us with an interest in the community or at least in saying something that they wanted heard over the pod waves.

So here we are, seven months in, and getting stronger with each segment. It’s a continually evolving beast, and we’re convinced that if you guys have the tiniest fraction of the amount of fun in listening to us as we do in doing DJMM Show, then we’ll soon sweep the globe and become kings of all media.

5) Q:  What are you trying to accomplish?

A: DJMM pretty much started out as a vehicle to let far flung friends know what we’re up to, and allow them to take part in our weekly bull sessions, and that mission continues today. But as it has taken shape, the podcast is increasingly focused on giving a glimpse into the rich fabric that IS the rural way of life, particularly SouthEastern Oklahoma. We love to give new musicians a chance to play classic covers and their original stuff, perhaps for the first time on an online media gig. This is a growing effort for us, and all silliness aside, we do take the music very seriously, but no more so than the other things that happen here which we try to help promote. MadMan, myself and our families treasure the “country cosmopolitan” lifestyle, and think everyone will enjoy our take on what comprises it. We’re giving the unfortunate few who are unable to live here, an unadulterated glimpse into what it is that makes people want to stay in the heartland of America for a lifetime.

So there you have it: a not-so-brief “how we got here” statement about this show. In short, we’re glad you decided to join us. And now YOU’RE part of us. Stick around. This is going to only get better.

Cheers to you and yours !

– Doc