The Negativity Effect & Standing Out

Why are we devastated by a word of criticism even when it’s mixed with lavish praise? Because our brains are wired to focus on the bad. This negativity effect explains things great and small: why countries blunder into disastrous wars, why couples divorce, why people flub job interviews, how schools fail students, why football coaches… Read more »

“Leaving A Legacy” on Morning Energy

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However,  despite our awareness of this these realities, adjusting to them are are  never easy. The unexpected death of legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant, left many around the world grieving. To Add to this grief was the… Read more »

A Rare, Intimate Conversation With Colin Moulding

While XTC was founded in 1972, it wasn’t until 1979 that XTC had their first UK charting single. Although less prolific than his bandmate, Andy Partridge, bass-player, Colin Moulding wrote the first three charting singles Life Begins At The Hop, Making Plans For Nigel, and Generals and Majors. By 2007 it was reported that Colin “was not interested in music”. Yet over the next couple of years,… Read more »

“Leadership and Legacy” on Morning Energy

Motivational Speaker Jim Rohn, once said, ““All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.”  And one individual that did just that was Martin Luther King Jr, (the leader of the nonviolence Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s)…. Read more »

A Conversation With Walter Lure

The Heartbreakers…Drugs…Johnnie Thunders…Jerry Nolan…Richard Hell…Ramones…New York Dolls…Drugs…Mink De Ville…Sex Pistols…Drugs…Malcolm McLaren…The Clash…The Buzzcocks…The Damned…Heroin…New York in the early ’70s…London in the late ’70s…Drugs…Touring…Keith Richards…Drugs…Sex…Drugs…Walter Lure doesn’t drop names to impress or enhance his stories. As he speaks in his slightly reserved, matter-of-fact way, you quickly realize the infamous New York rocker and last surviving member… Read more »

“Seizing The Moment” on Morning Energy

On January 6, 1919, the United States lost one of its most robust and ambitious presidents. He was the first president to win a Nobel Peace Prize, he was a war hero, and also was one of the earliest leaders of the Progressive Movement. His name, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. However, despite his many accomplishments his… Read more »

Predictions & Resolutions 2020

Do you believe part of Nostradamus’s prophecies has come true? The famous French doctor and alchemist from the 16th century, apparently predicted the beginning of the Second World War, Hitler’s ascension, the fall of communism, President J. F. Kennedy’s assassination, India’s independence and the occurrence of Israel State on the world map. According to Nostradamus… Read more »

“The Next Chapter” on Morning Energy

It has been said that, “Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.” Each day is filled with different experiences that will add to the various chapters… Read more »

“Holiday Blues” on Morning Energy

The holiday season (often simply called the holidays), or the festive season, is defined as an annually recurring period and is recognized in many Western and other countries. It is generally considered to run from late November to early January. And although the holiday season is generally viewed as a time of happiness and rejoicing,… Read more »

The Bright Light Social Hour

Top 37 albums of the 2010s countdown on WMNF

On the December 26, 2019, Thursday Morning Show I filled in for Katarina to count down my top 37 albums of the decade 2010-2019. Here’s the list. I’m sure you’ll have your own opinion, so please post them as a comment below. (A lot of these bands put out more than one good album this… Read more »