Great News! Advent Hymn Charting at #7 for Adds on Christian AC Radio

In preparation for the Christmas Season Each year in late Summer/early Fall, artists like myself begin sending music out to radio stations, hoping the songs will become a part of those station’s annual Advent celebrations. Last week my song Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing) went out to over 1500 radio stations internationally. Those stations, through streaming and downloading, caused it toContinue reading “Great News! Advent Hymn Charting at #7 for Adds on Christian AC Radio”

Thunder – A Lost Rich Mullins Song – (This weekend is the 23rd anniversary of his death)

It’s hard to believe that it has been 23 years since we lost Rich Mullins. In a world full of breathtakingly amazing songwriters, I still think his writing is unparalleled. I remember where I was on September 19th, 1977. I was at an outdoor music festival in Nashville waiting to hear Steven Curtis Chapman andContinue reading “Thunder – A Lost Rich Mullins Song – (This weekend is the 23rd anniversary of his death)”

The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney – Episode 385

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-djv79-e871c8 The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney – Episode 385 Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ernest p. Worrell, the lovable blue-collar buffoon, was a staple of pop culture in countless commercials, nearly a dozen movies and an award-winning Saturday-morning TV show called, Hey Vern,Continue reading “The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney – Episode 385”

You Are My Friend: The Songs of Fred Rogers –  Daniel Knox Talks About His Latest Album

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7rfe3-e2af4a You Are My Friend: The Songs of Fred Rogers –  Daniel Knox Talks About His Latest Album This week is a special bonus episode with Chicago based singer and songwriter Daniel Knox   Daniel Knox has a commanding baritone voice that can invoke both power and tenderness interchangably. On his latest album,  You Are MyContinue reading “You Are My Friend: The Songs of Fred Rogers –  Daniel Knox Talks About His Latest Album”

Saint Francis – Episode 376

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jd3ty-e1b3ca Saint Francis – Episode 376 This is the book I read from and talk about in the show tonight, Francis of Assisi In His Own Words. You can find it at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1640600191/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1640600191&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=d26585bda4ddbf791eb4611b076ec8a2 —-more—- Looking for some more music during your time at home? Stream Rick’s Music on any music streaming service: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/thunder Also Find RickContinue reading “Saint Francis – Episode 376”

Bonus Episode: Welcome To The Neighborhood of Solitude with Eileen Hunt Botting

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c4cv7-e0d793 Bonus Episode: Welcome To The Neighborhood of Solitude with Eileen Hunt Botting   Eileen Hunt Botting is a mild-mannered political theorist, an author, and a Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame.   Eileen recently published an essay called Welcome to the Neighborhood of Solitude, which looks at Mister Rogers Neighborhood through the lensContinue reading “Bonus Episode: Welcome To The Neighborhood of Solitude with Eileen Hunt Botting”

Bonus Episode – Making Friends

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-eijy5-ddf939 Bonus Episode: Making Friends Because we are all dealing with a lot these days and tensions have never been higher, I thought it might be a good idea to share Fred Rogers thoughts on friendship from his book, Making Friends. Blessings, Rick Lee James —-more—- Making Friends – by Fred Rogers Buy This Book:  https://amzn.to/2X9fcQhContinue reading “Bonus Episode – Making Friends”

Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-83fxk-dc3be9 Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir This week in the neighborhood, our guest is Dr. François S. Clemmons, aka Officer Clemmons is back with an in depth conversation.   François Scarborough Clemmons (born April 23, 1945 in Birmingham) is an opera singer, playwright, and lecturer best known for his appearances as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. FrançoisContinue reading “Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir”