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Episode 1: Rick Allen

Return of the Midnite Spook Show

In this inaugural episode of Return of the Midnite Spook Show, Rick Allen tells of his introduction to spooks shows, including his dealings with his mentor, Bob Nelson. Rick performed as Dr. Scream and as Kelmar, the Mad Magician in Southern Ohio for several years.For more information on Rick Allen, spook shows and Bob Nelson, the following Facebook Groups are recommended:Midnight Spook Show & Ghost Show Posters and Memorabilia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2009557962705429/Robert A. Nelson/Nelson Enterprises: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161021260690/Links:Apple Podcast: 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/return-of-the-midnite-spook-show/id1635224454 Spotify: 
https://open.spotify.com/show/3MpwsU850SHr3m3MucLiOd?si=dUyx3z1FQ-aXVTDWQ4Nqew Website: www.spookshowmovie.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/SpookShowMovie
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1hr 22mins

1 Aug 2022

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Episode 06: Rick Allen


This week's episode features a man of many talents - Rick Allen. He's been steeped in professional audio his entire life; from radio work and mixing, to sound design and teaching, he's done it all.  We sit down with Mr. Allen and discuss how to properly smash a toilet, where he got his start, how he ended up teaching at CRAS, what TASCAM gear is in his arsenal, and Rick even reveals some pointers for aspiring sound designers!


2 Jun 2022

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#267: How to Choose the Best Water Filter for Your Home With Rick Allen

"Doctor Mom" Podcast

Dr. Elana interviews Rick Allen, owner of Pure Elements, who is an expert on water filtration. This topic can often feel overwhelming and confusing yet it is so important that we knew an episode dedicated to answering common questions was necessary!  When Dr. Elana and Steph bought their homes, installing water filters was one of their FIRST priorities! They each had many questions, took hours upon hours to research the best quality, and now want to share this important info with you! Expert Rick Allen helps guide us mamas so we aren’t misled with false claims from salesmen so you can cut to the chase and know exactly what you are purchasing. The goal is safe and clean water and that is what you deserve! This episode helps you learn the dos and don’ts of purchasing your next water filter.  We love making these complex topics easy to digest and workable for us everyday moms. *If you are new to this topic, please start by listening to Episode 230: How to Choose Clean Water for Your Family with Dr. Viviane Chen @plateful.health where we reviewed why unfiltered water is toxic to our family. Then come back to this episode to learn the steps you want to take in purchasing the best filter for your area! Topics Discussed:  What to AVOID when searching for a good quality filter - common misconceptions and myths salesmen often like to claim Why Whole-house filters maybe even more important than drinking filters What are some affordable options if renting or not ready to invest in a whole house filter system (hint shower filters and bath balls plus tips on how to use them effectively!) How home testing kits can offer false scary readings - avoid buying water test strips! Top tips on how to choose the best water filter with confidence! Show Notes: Pure Elements For direct customer service call Jon at (949) 613-0399 and let him know you listened to our podcast for VIP service and to answer your questions! Water testing and assessment resources mentioned in today’s episode: Watercheck.com Tapscore.com  NTLLABS.com EWGTapwater.com Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate! Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood. Listen to today’s episode on our website Healthy Water visionary Rick Allen, President/CEO of Pure Elements Water has a stellar reputation for helping clients avoid potentially harmful chemicals in water for consumption, bathing and other human needs.  He has been a renowned leader in the water treatment industry for more than 35 years. Persistent in working to reduce the reliance on plastic bottles and eliminates salt-based technologies (therefore helping the environment), Rick has become recognized as an expert in seeking levels of water quality that can provide increased longevity for our population and our planet. Because of an epidemic level of pinhole leaks in copper piping in Southern California, Rick has involved leading engineers and designed systems that address at least two of the culprits, Chloramines and Calcium Carbonate “Pimples”.  He has achieved great success – No home in which a Pure Elements Water Chloramine System has been installed in the last five years has reported a further pinhole leak. In addition, Rick is accepted as one of the leading national authorities on removing fluoride on a whole house basis, a challenging endeavor.  He is continually proving his success and making enhancements to his systems based on in-home test monitoring sites for real household results. This Episode’s Sponsors  Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan! Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order. INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you! @stephgreunke @drelanaroumell Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.


31 May 2022

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Empathy - With Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen

I Love Rock & Roll Podcast

Singer Songwriter Lauren Monroe and her husband Rick Allen join the show to promote their upcoming collaborative shows, the amazing charitable work they do for veterans for their Raven Drum Foundation, the healing power of music, Rick's upcoming tour with Poison, Motley Crue and Joan Jett, and why more women need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


16 Mar 2022

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Road rage. Gas prices. Troy Aikman beer. Rick Allen. Tiger Woods. WWGD.

The Penthouse

Franny had a little bit of a road rage incident this morning. Gas prices are through the roof as you know. Franny has some places you can save at the pump. Troy Aikman is getting into the alcohol game buy releasing his brand of beer. Rick Allen of Def Leppard calls the show tot talk about..............art. Tiger Woods is going to be inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame. What Would Greek Do.

2hr 47mins

9 Mar 2022

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Ep. 31 - Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe

Adventures in Accessibility

Transcript: https://bit.ly/AIAe031Today’s guests are Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe. Rick Allen is the legendary drummer for the world-famous rock band, Def Leppard. Rick joined Def Leppard at the age of 15, right before the band signed their record contract. He lost his left arm in a car accident in 1984, but that didn’t stop him from being an incredible drummer with the help of a (semi-)electronic drum kit. Raven Drum Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Rick, and his wife, Lauren Monroe, who is a musician, and healing arts educator. Raven Drum's mission is to serve, educate, and empower Veterans dealing with PTSD and TBI, people in crisis, and other at-risk populations. The Foundation engages drumming as a tool for healing, allowing participants to use rhythm, mindfulness, and energy-medicine techniques as an avenue for connection and healing. Connect with Rick:https://rickallen.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZRXBRaJ58TFT9YsqTlE1AA/feed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theofficialrickallenTwitter: https://twitter.com/rickallenliveInstagram: @rickallenlivehttps://www.instagram.com/rickallenlive/ Connect with Lauren: https://laurenmonroe.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe6wZQN_bHOrn4n2g790eYg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenMonroeMusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/Iamlaurenmonroe Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4AMLhBHvIyC1wwMvKpirXR Instagram: @laurenmonroelive https://www.instagram.com/laurenmonroelive/ Learn about Raven Drum Foundation:https://ravendrumfoundation.org/Connect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at https://rockymountainada.org/ or find us on social media. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere else you get your podcasts!


9 Mar 2022

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Rick Allen 02-20-2022

Church on the Hill AG Podcasts

Pastor Keith Butler


21 Feb 2022

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Rick Allen - Behind Every Small Business....is a Family...

The Underground with Ryan Moore and Justin Loncaric

The episode kicks off with a rousing discussion about the Olympics and the Russian figure skater caught up in the doping allegation.... The guys quickly shift to their guest..... Returning for a second appearance on the show, Rick Allen joins them to discuss the ups and downs of having his family around while running his incredibly successful store, Otis and Allen.  The family feel and personal service as well as the shifts in his business that he was forced to make over this pandemic are top of mind.  If you run a business with your spouse and your family, you're going to want to hear this episode! You can order online from Otis and Allen here: https://otis-allen.myshopify.com/


18 Feb 2022

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Grant Hastings, SVP Monumental Sports and Entertainment/Rick Allen, CEO Viewlift


Monumental Sports and Entertianment is the content arm of the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and other properties. They have partnered with Viewlift for OTT and streaming capabilities for a modern approach to fan engagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Feb 2022

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Chatting with artist and musician Rick Allen of Def Leppard

Rock At Night Magazine

By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night TampaRock At Night's Podcast Channel--Listen to the iTunes Audio Interview Here   or   Google PodcastRock At Night loves to support altruistic endeavors. It was without hesitation we jumped at the opportunity to interview Rick Allen, the legendary drummer with Def Leppard. What many may not know is Allen and his wife musician/songwriter Lauren Monroe are the founders of Project Resiliency and Raven Drum Foundation, organizations that for 20 years have been assisting soldiers and those suffering from PTSD. Allen was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies of CA in 2002 and in 2012 as well as the Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award.  Allen has reached out to teenage cancer patients, families of domestic violence, and Vietnam veterans.While on the road with Def Leppard, Allen snapped photos and developed a passion for photography which later merged into mixed media painting and innovative abstract artwork utilizing drumsticks and rhythm into visual form.  Since his debut in the art world in 2012, Allen has created a series of collections which have been exhibited at the fine art retailer Wentworth Galleries.  His latest collection on display at galleries throughout North America is “Wings of Hope 2021”.  A portion of the proceeds is donated to Project Resiliency.Big Love ConcertRock At Night spoke with Rick Allen about his involvement with the charity organization Big Love Concerts, which raises funds for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.  On January 23, 2021, the first Big Love Benefit Concert, a virtual benefit concert, was held to provide financial assistance to career musicians and those employed in the music industry.  The concert featured such notable artists as Wynonna Judd, Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, and The Allman Betts band.Allen further explained the Big Love Concert concept saying, “’Big Love’ is from a song my wife wrote on her latest record, which she just released called ‘Under the Wolf Moon’.  As you know, when we saw the ripple effect that went out into our industry and how devastating it was way back in March of last year, we felt as though we needed to get involved and she came up with this great idea of a virtual concert. All the money that we raised we gave to Sweet Relief who helped industry professionals in particular in the area of mental health. Because we we’re seeing there was a huge need for that. So that kept us busy. It kept us really busy for a good part of the year.“It was cool. The first person I called was Tommy Shaw with Styx and he said, ‘Sign me up.’ And then Billy Idol—again, the same thing. Then Myles Kennedy and Matt Sorum. People came forward with no questions asked.  They just wanted to help.“If the infrastructure of our industry disappears, then we might not have anything to come back to and taking care of those industry professionals. That make it possible to put on live concerts. It was two hours. It was paramount.”Allen explained there is a Big Love Concert in the works in California in August.AltruismYou are involved with a lot of altruistic endeavors and I consider you to be an ambassador for resiliency having been through issues yourself. Did you start doing charity work after 911 or in the 1990s?  What was the catalyst?“I was meeting up with people during the 90s, but it wasn't until I met up with my wife in 2000 [that I got involved],” Allen explained.At the time Monroe was involved in The Healing Arts and teaching at Boulder College of Massage when he crossed paths with her in Colorado Springs. Having dealt with pain and trauma, the two hearts merged, and the rest is history. They both started the Raven Drum Foundation in 2002 and in approximately 2006, Allen had a sobering experience while visiting Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C.Allen explained, “I saw how much suffering there was and that's when we started Project Resiliency, which primarily focused on Wounded Warriors. It was a great fit. You know, I suffer from PTSD myself. So I saw the similarities in terms of triggers and behaviors.”I understand you help people by holding drum circles. Having experienced drum circles, having everybody drumming at the same, being on the same wavelength and rhythm, is inspiring.“We call it dominant frequency. It's like standing looking at an ocean or standing and looking at the cosmos or standing in a forest, there's a dominant frequency. If you're in a crappy place and you experience something that is bigger than you, then it's natural for that to have an effect on an individual and that's the whole idea behind drumming as well. And not only are you using both sides of the brain in terms of right and left hemisphere, but because of the types of rhythms that we play, there's that dominant sort of rhythm that brings everybody into the same frequency. That's that that's the whole idea behind it.”In a sense if someone is depressed and they start drumming, they’re changing their frequency?“ Yeah, for sure. And that's the hope.”Photography and ArtLet's change the direction. When you started taking pictures while on tour, was that kind of like keeping a diary, or was it just a way to fill time in between playing sets this?Allen noted, “Both. I mean photography became such a friend because, you know, I could take the camera with me and I didn't have to be with anybody else. I could just enjoy the moment manipulating light and capturing something that that I thought was interesting. And then interestingly enough, when I bring it home, sometimes some of those photographs will inspire a new art project. So it's become a really, really fantastic way for me to document life experience`”Allen enjoys using a Sony mirrorless camera, he said, because it is small, portable, and he can attach a good 35 mm lens. He wants to be prepared to document life experiences and often uses the photos in his mixed media artwork. He explained how he incorporates the photos, saying, “So there's a couple of ways. They are completely original pieces. Like all of the Legends pieces were one-of-a-kind. I'll take high-res photographs of the one-of-a-kinds and then I'll further enhance those, hence the term ‘mixed-media’.Allen paints on drum heads and uses various objects as a canvas, joking “Yeah. It's great. I mean you know if the dog stood still for long enough I’d paint him, you know?”Allen has painted many departed rock heroes (Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury) in his “Legends” series. He painted a portrait of Tom Petty and described how he met “someone in the Tom Petty camp” who invited Allen and Monroe to see Petty in Berkeley. It was a special experience because Monroe’s first concert as a kid was Tom Petty. Unfortunately, the concert was postponed until the following night and they had a prior commitment. It was only weeks later that he received the news of his passing.  Allen conveyed, “The best way for me to pay homage to anybody is to paint him—and that’s exactly what I did."Allen explained his paintings are “very abstract” and that one has to “stand back and let one’s mind fill in the blanks.” He often gets very attached to the painting, which is ultimately an intimate experience, but understands he must let it go.So, is there anybody you have not painted and would like to?Quickly, Allen responded, “Billie Holiday. Bob Marley. There’s a bunch of them [I’d like to paint]. We are losing legends every year and I guess, that’s a fact of life. I got inspiration from all of the legends that I painted over the years and growing up, they’re the main reason I do what I do. You know, I became a musician myself.”You have a series of paintings called “Angels and Icons” which features symbols of patriotism, such as Union Jack flags, American flags, and symbols of England such as telephone booths. What is patriotism mean to you and how did these end up in your paintings?“That's a good question. I always found the sometimes patriotism comes across as very militant for some people and whenever I, whenever I do flags, I always trying to try to soften the meaning of inclusivity by either painting hearts or painting peace signs over the top of the flags just to kind of humanize it a little bit and to allow people to see the freedoms that we have today and why it’s all about human beings and including people.”You put handprints in lots of the paintings what does that mean to you? What is the symbolism of the hand?Allen responded, “I hope it inspires people because, you know, this is the only one I've got and it’s been really good to me in terms of all the things that I have wanted to do. I was able to do my dreams. I went through the accident and it was awful but then it became a blessing because it gave me life experience that most people have no clue.”Hearts are often interspersed in your paintings. Are they Purple Hearts or a symbol of honor?“Life after combat..a lot of warriors lose their identity because sometimes they may be medically discharged and it's really difficult for to be in a situation where they're not going to go back and spend time with their comrades. They're not going to go back the front line of a war zone. So it’s the idea of having the courage to find something else that you can never take back. I didn't identity it right away but the front line of any battle is probably one of the most exclusive places on Earth. But the idea that you can rediscover other things about yourself, whether that be discovering art or photography, or music, or poetry or you name it. That’s the idea behind it—making a comeback in a way that was dignified.”Other symbols noted in your collection include paintings of Victor the RCA dog, Buddha, and flags. What do these mean to you?Allen explained Buddha is his “happy place” and he spent many years in India and had some “really profound experiences.” Regarding the subject of flags, he wanted to revisit some of the symbols he grew up with saying, “I want to revisit the telephone boxes and do a spin on mailboxes as well. There were so cool—all Victorian. Victorian symbols are one of the reasons why people go to England in the first place, to experience that stuff.  Unfortunately, they’re tearing a lot of them down. You can only see telephone boxes in certain parts of London and a lot of the telephone boxes aren't even active anymore.  I mean everybody's got cell phones these days. I kind of see why but it seems like such a shame.”Those lucky enough to live near Atlantic City, New Jersey or King of Prussia, Pennsylvania can meet Allen and see his art exhibit at the Wentworth Galleries. Remember, a portion of the sales goes to our Wounded Warriors so it is a win-win situation for all.GALLERY APPEARANCES BY RICK ALLEN(artist will be in attendance at both showings)SATURDAY, JULY 10     6-9 PMWentworth Gallery at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic CityAddress:  1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401(609) 300-5095SUNDAY, JULY 11   1-4 PMWentworth Gallery at King of Prussia MallAddress:  690 West Dekalb Pike #2084, King of Prussia, PA 19406(610) 337-8988RICK ALLEN WEBSITERock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford


6 Jul 2021