This Week’s Guest (9/19) – Will Powers

Written by on September 16, 2008

Our guest for this Friday night’s broadcast/podcast of Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Will Powers, who is really Lynn Goldsmith, world-renowned photographer and director who is the brains, voice and driving force behind Will Powers and The Will Powers Institute.

Lynn talks about the beginnings of Will Powers as an idea of hers she gained the confidence to present one night at a session with some great musicians and producers. [amazonify]0810994054[/amazonify] Soon, Lynn produced Dancing For Mental Health and put her overall plan for Will Powers in place.
From the album, Goldsmith released three singles with videos: “Adventures In Success,” “Smile,” and “Kissing With Confidence” (the latter featured Carly Simon on lead vocals and charted in the U.K). Each project was technologically ahead of their time with the use of computer imaging, choreography and charming but meaningful self-help messages. Dancing Form Mental Health has recently been re-released and is available through CD Baby.

The Will Powers Institute is still around; the website can be found here, which includes a blog with musings and inspiring messages from Will. During the interview, Goldsmith talks about her future plans for the Powers character.
We also talked about some upcoming photography shows for Lynn, including her “Rock and Roll” exhibit at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery, in Manhattan October 2-November 25.

Our Will Powers interview will lead off the second hour of the next Revenge of the 80s Radio Show (check your local radio affiliate for times); the live webcast/broadcast will be this Friday night 7-9pm Eastern US time; our podcast will be available on this website starting Saturday morning.

More of Lynn Goldsmith’s photography can be found here:

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