In this episode of Harvey Brownstone Interviews, Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Harriet Schock & Gary Lynn Floyd, celebrating the music of Harriet Schock.
Harriet Schock is one of America’s greatest and most iconic songwriters. She’s written many hit songs including “Hollywood Town”, “First Time on a Ferris Wheel”, “You Are”, “Rosebud”, “Worn Around the Edges”, “It Tears at Me”, and of course, the multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”, recorded by Helen Reddy.
Most recently, Harriet wrote and recorded the poignant and emotionally powerful coming out anthem “I am Yours”, which was inspired by Harvey Brownstone’s story and struggle to gain parental acceptance after telling his parents that he was gay when he was 19.
Harriet is making her 3rd appearance on Harvey Brownstone Interviews to discuss her highly anticipated, magnificent new album entitled “Paintings”, and she sings the title track from the album during this interview.
The album has been released to coincide with an upcoming new documentary film about her, entitled “Hollywood Town: The Harriet Schock Story”. And joining Harriet, making his 2nd appearance on Harvey Brownstone Interviews is a highly popular singer-songwriter whose heartfelt recording of “I am Yours”, which he performed the last time he was on the show, led to the making of a beautiful new album of some of Harriet Schock’s most beloved and enduring songs, entitled, “Present Schock: The Songs of Harriet Schock”. One of the hit songs from this album is a newly reimagined rendition of “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”, sung from the male perspective, and Gary will be performing the song for us on today’s show.
Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.
After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995. He has presided in family and criminal courts. He has been a trailblazer in several ways. He was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.
Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community. When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married. In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defence of Marriage Act.
In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby. Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers. Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years. Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.
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