"Rock Talk"
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Allan Handleman

The Allan Handelman Show
For August 31, 2014

The Allan Handelman Show deals with all issues relevant to the Rock Culture, not just music. Rock Stars, newsmakers, pop culture icons and always the most amazing people in the world. Hear all sides of the story and listen to a variety of media. Then, make up your own mind. It's the Talk Show for people who don't even listen to talk shows.

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Among the guests and topics on this week's show:

  • It's time for another round of great Psychotronic Movies and Rock N Roll from Michael Weldon. Lots, of Oh Wow, Psychedelic Rock, One Hit Wonders and garage Rock N Roll. Turn it up!!
      
  • Also, the AMERICAN DESPERADO Jon Roberts, his Life—from Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset. Paramount is already on board to produce the film with Peter Berg directing and Mark Walberg set to play Roberts.

They could be movies within these categories: sci-fi serials, gimmick films, teen sex comedies, stalkers, slashers, ghouls, Rock n Roll, Mad scientists, crazed farmers & ax murderers!

They are all Psychotronic films. They could be low budget like Plan 9 from Outer Space. To the big budget films like Star Wars. They use to be found at midnight movie festivals during the 80's & 90' and the cult section of the video store. And, some were made for drive in movies especially. Now many can be found at the Dollar Store.

Michael Weldon is the editor and founder of Psycotronic magazine. And the author of the Psychotronic Encyclopedia Of Film and the latest Psychtronic Video Guide.

What's a Psychotronic Movie? They can be movies that are so bad their actually great. Movies that sometimes exploit elements of our lowest denominators. They come from all over the world. They used to be found at midnight movie festivals during the 80's & 90' and the cult section of the video store. And, some were made for drive in movies especially.

Today, clips of these movies can be found on Youtube and hundreds of other sites.

Michael Weldon is the editor and founder of Psycotronic magazine. And the author of the Psychotronic Encyclopedia Of Film and the latest Psychtronic Video Guide.

To listen to Mike's new PSYCHOTRONIC RADIO SHOW on Friday nights go to CTGRadio.com.
Check out his sites Psychotronic.com and PsycotronicVideo.com.

Many cult movie clips are now on YouTube. Here are a few titles to check out.

  • Click to buy Half Human.
  • Hellraiser 1987.
  • Octopussy
  • 1000 Convicts And A Women
  • Over The Edge.
  • Pump Up The Volume.
  • Panic In The Streets.
  • Pet Sematary.
  • Pink Floyd The Wall.
  • Portrait In Terror 1962.
  • Rock N Roll Mobster Girls.
  • Attack of The Beast Creatures
  • Boarding House.
  • Friday the 13th.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Evil Dead 2.
  • Poltergeist.
  • Halloween.
  • Jaws.
  • Rosemary's Baby.
  • The Shining.
  • The Exorcist.
  • Atom Age Vampire
  • Revolt Of The Zombies
  • J –Men Forever
  • Phantom Of The Ritz

Check out Michael's web site and his Psychotronic Show Friday Nights 9pm-Midnight Eastern.


Click to view on Amazon.comImagine an era when the War on Drugs collided with the largest crime wave of the century!!

And the kingpins who managed to escape death or jail became so powerful that their influence extended into the highest echelons of government!!

Hear from Jon Roberts, who will be portrayed by Mark Walberg in an upcoming Peter Berg directed film, on how he went from mafia soldier to cocaine cowboy to secret government asset all in one lifetime!!

AMERICAN DESPERADO: My Life—from Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset

Born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family, Jon witnessed his first murder at age 7, was arrested at 17 for kidnapping and attempted murder, and avoided jail time by joining an assassination squad in Vietnam. Returning to New York at age 20 Roberts spearheaded the takeover of numerous nightclubs, quickly becoming a top promoter of Manhattan’s nascent disco scene where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of TED KENNEDY, MICK JAGGER, JOHN LENNON, BRUCE LEE, and ED SULLIVAN.

After being implicated in the murder of a dirty New York cop, Roberts fled to Miami where he began buying large quantities of cocaine and joined forces with Mickey Munday, a brilliant former airline pilot with a “MacGyver-esque” knack for avoiding security systems. The two forged an alliance with an unknown but ambitious drug cartel led by PABLO ESCOBAR, and soon Roberts and Munday had transformed Miami into the cocaine capital of America. But as national demand for cocaine skyrocketed and Roberts and Munday raked in millions, vicious gang warfare broke out and everyone from the CIA to George H.W. Bush ratcheted up efforts to bring Roberts down. He was the government’s number one target—until they needed an expert smuggler to deliver arms to the anti-communist rebels in Nicaragua.

Wright presents Roberts’ revelations in AMERICAN DESPERADO with the same hard-nosed journalist’s instincts he took to his earlier combat reportage. Woven into the narrative is an astonishing depth of voices including Roberts’ family members, criminal associates, ex-lovers, cops, even a priest who was once his closest friend, all of whom enrich and sometimes challenging his incredible story.

The book offers a no-holds barred look into the life of Jon Roberts, including:

  • A haunting portrait of Jon’s traumatic Mafia upbringing, and his efforts today to give his own son a better life
  • His role in the unsolved murder of MEYER LANSKY’S stepson-a crime that gripped Miami and has remained unsolved for more than three decades- until now
  • How the political establishment of Florida was corrupted by drug profits (the book implicates a current member of congress in cocaine use)
  • Details of the CIA’s recruitment of American drug smugglers to circumvent U.S. law and help arm Latin American paramilitaries
  • Dark but hilarious details of the relationship between the Mafia and celebrities ranging from JIMI HENDRIX and ANDY WARHOL during Roberts’ days working as a mob enforcer at New York night clubs, to JAMES CAAN and O.J. SIMPSON when he became a cocaine kingpin in Miami
  • How Roberts’ revelations about a high-ranking CIA officer led to his serving only three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling billions of dollars of cocaine

More than one man’s dark take on the American Dream, AMERICAN DESPERADO captures an era when the War on Drugs collided with the largest crime wave of the century. And the kingpins who managed to escape death or jail became so powerful that their influence extended into the highest echelons of government.

Paramount is already on board to produce the film with Peter Berg directing and Mark Walberg set to play Roberts.



 

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