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A Personal Story

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A personal story: Psychologist offers music as a way to help heal By J. Freedom du Lac — Bee Pop Culture Writer Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002   Psychologist and musician Bruce L. Thiessen, a.k.a. Dr. BLT, says his musical project is his particular weapon in the war on terrorism, “a weapon […]

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Freud Meets Hendrix

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Freud meets Hendrix Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen By Steven T. Jones Original Article here.  This article was published on 05.17.01. Going by the stage name Dr. B.L.T., singing and playing his guitar for spare change most weekday mornings outside Noah’s Bagels on J Street, he seems to be just another down-on-his-luck artist trying to scrape […]

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Rekindling the fire in Barry McGuire

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Acts of Class, Act II: Rekindling the Fire In Barry McGuire By psychologist Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, a.k.a. Dr. B.L.T., the Rock Doc My students studied the history of Barry McGuire prior to his arrival as a special guest at Chapman University.  Since History and Systems of Psychology is a class built on philosophy and […]

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The Fire in Barry McGuire Interview

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The Fire In Barry McGuire Where does it come from? Where is it going? What keeps it burning? A Rock ‘n Roll Role Model interview by Bruce L. Thiessen, Ph.D. Was “Eve of Destruction” just another hit song? Hardly. It was a defining moment in the history of popular culture. It was an abrupt wakeup […]

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What I did on my Christmas Vacation: The Pat Boone Rock ‘n’ “Role” Model Interview By psychologist, Dr. BLT

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Everybody Loves Pat Boone  Words and music by Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT (c)2005  http://www.drblt.com/music/boone.mp3  On the first day of Christmas, Pat’s agent gave to me:  An interview with Pat Boone on a silver platter!  Happy New Year, everybody!  I had a great Christmas vacation, how about you?   I remember that when I was […]