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Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:01:54 +0000Summary: A panel discussion with my fellow Beat-ards - Brian Husar, Mike Bellusci and Tommy Williams - about the 50th anniversary of this landmark Beatles LP. EXTREME GEEKERY AHEAD, PROCEED WITH CAUTION...
Published: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:01:13 +0000Summary: The singer/frontman of the funk collective KINGS is at the center of a rich, homegrown cultural explosion emanating from Richmond, Virginia. We met on a chilly night in Brooklyn to talk about KINGS, Jellowstone Records and all things #RVA...
Published: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:24:42 +0000Summary: Thomas Walsh and his band Pugwash are waving the flag of melodic pop, earning the respect and admiration of pop legends such as XTC’s Andy Partridge (who signed them to his Ape House label in 2009) and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. We talk about growing up in Ir..
Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:54:58 +0000Summary: Bass guitarist, composer and educator Steve Jenkins lives at that intersection of rock, jazz, funk, and electronic music. We discuss his varied influences and experiences, growing and evolving as a player, and maintaining a musical identity in an ever-sh..
Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:26:44 +0000Summary: Continuing my conversation with "Fan On The Run" Rose Ann Belluso, talking all about selling Ringo Starr's artwork, being a Paul McCartney superfan, and what it's like to meet two Beatles!..
Published: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:07:01 +0000Summary: My friend Rose Ann Belluso is an original "Fan On The Run!" She travels great distances to see Paul McCartney in concert whenever she can, but she also travels with Ringo Starr's tours selling Ringo's artwork. In part 1 of our conversation she gives me ..
Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:43:53 +0000Summary: Mark Dawson is the current bassist and lead singer for legendary rockers The Grass Roots. My "bass brutha" joins me for a long-overdue chat about his ups and downs in the music business, and the awesome responsibility of fronting a band with such a treme..
Published: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:41:52 +0000Summary: Known for their classic hits such as "Kind Of A Drag," "Don't You Care" and "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)," bassist Nick Fortuna and guitarist/vocalist Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams discuss the vibrant Chicago music scene they originated from,..
Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:09:22 +0000Summary: The co-founder of Easy Star Records and producer/leader of the reggae collective Easy Star All Stars ("Dub Side Of The Moon") joins me for a talk about reggae, Judaism, running a record label, and his new funk/R&B/soul project "Goldswagger." Plus: the iP..
Published: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:06:05 +0000Summary: My Fender Jazz is the axe that made me a bassist, and it's covered in signatures from monster players that I crossed paths with in my formative years. I tell my history with this bass as it gets a new lease on life, plus I demonstrate the first McCartney..
Published: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:33:36 +0000Summary: Tenor sax master Jeff Lederer is one of my favorite musicians to play with AND listen to: always fearless and endlessly creative. We talk about inspiration, education, what jazz is (and what it ain't) and following the thread...
Published: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:39:21 +0000Summary: Bennett is a versatile world-class keyboardist; he's also a neighbor and a friend, and just one of the greatest cats I know. We talk about education, evolving as musicians, and the balance of art and commerce,..
Published: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:17:41 +0000Summary: Amanda Homi's music spans multiple genres and continents; our friendship and musical association spans many years. We discuss her musical journeys through Greece, Spain, Colombia and beyond, and maintaining one's artistry and integrity.
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Published: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:09:55 GMTSummary: Rock and soul legend Gary US Bonds has been going strong for over 5 decades! He talks about his earliest musical inspirations, race, and keepin' on and staying positive...
Published: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:06:05 GMTSummary: My Fender Jazz is the axe that made me a bassist, and it's covered in signatures from monster players that I crossed paths with in my formative years. I tell my history with this bass as it gets a new lease on life, plus I demonstrate the first McCartney..
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:02:46 GMTSummary: Jack Bruce’s impact upon my musicianship artistry is immeasurable; how do I possibly pay tribute to him? Fellow esteemed bassist Jeff Ganz talks with me about Jack, inspiration, fandom, and what it all means...
Published: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:51:08 GMTSummary: Rock legend (and my "Happy Together" tour buddy) talks music, race, politics, and relationships in and out of show business, and I talk about Robin Williams...
Published: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 03:50:01 GMTSummary: Back on the trail, and back on the air with the quickest farm-to-table episode of Radio418 ever produced, mere minutes after the first gig of the 2014 HAPPY TOGETHER tour in Biloxi, MI...
Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:36:51 GMTSummary: Jeff Ganz is a veteran New York bassist, vocalist, producer, and a dear friend with whom I can always enjoy a lengthy and edifying session of shop talk. So when he returned from the "Moody Blues Cruise" and wanted to tell me all about it, I knew our conv..
Published: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:54:09 GMTSummary: From a 3-day run at Disney's EPCOT with my "Happy Together" tour buddy Gary Lewis and his great band, a sound collage from backstage and onstage with The Playboys...
Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:26:16 GMTSummary: Didn't much care for "A Grammy Salute To The Beatles?" Maybe you'd prefer how I would have done it! A special conversation with Michael Bellusci (drummer w NYC-area tribute band Strawberry Fields, and fellow Beat-ard) about a Beatles TV salute that woul..
Published: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:33:16 GMTSummary: Mike Bellusci is a dear friend, drummer with Strawberry Fields (top NYC Beatles tribute band), and fellow Beat-ard! We each weigh in on the "Grammy Salute To The Beatles" TV special, and then I describe my own "fantasy" Beatles TV special. (Spoiler aler..
Published: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:53:14 GMTSummary: The Lennon Sisters and their golden harmonies were beamed into 30 million homes every week from 1955 to 1968 on The Lawrence Welk Show. Kathy Lennon talks to me about how four singing sisters from Venice, California became "America's Sweethearts," weathe..
Published: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:26:19 GMTSummary: The "Brady Bunch" star shares a brief but insightful conversation about showbiz, Branson, and balancing past and future. Recorded during my recent road trip to Branson with the "Happy Together" show. A rare opportunity seized!..
Published: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:05:40 GMTSummary: My LaGuardia High School classmate and creator of pOny (the time-traveling all-female rock band) is "in the house!" We talk about growing up in NYC in the 70s & 80s, staying inspired and bringing the fight back. Featuring "Tell Me," pOny's..
Published: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:57:01 GMTSummary: If you think you know what "survival" in showbiz (and life) is about, guess again. Chuck Negron has been to the top and bottom of both, and he lives to tell the tale. This talk of rock n roll, drugs, sobriety and faith was probably the most important on..
Published: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:20:19 GMTSummary: "Eddie" is definitely NOT kidding! Howard Kaylan is a rock legend, whether he feels like one or not. We had a very late nite FM-style talk about show business, rock n roll, and the line where those things end and life begins. (MUCH explicit language on..
Published: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:08:46 GMTSummary: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were on the first concert I ever saw, a show that inspired me to pursue music. But other than his legendary songs, I knew little else about him! Gary joins me on Radio418 to talk about his history, his faith, and his work ..
Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:59:37 GMTSummary: A brief lesson in everything, with Professor Flo! Mark Volman and I have a multi-faceted talk about everything from running the Happy Together tour, making records, owning The Turtles' master recordings, and being a teacher (in and out of the classroom)...
Published: Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:51:37 GMTSummary: The voice of Paul Revere & The Raiders talks about his new CD "Life Out Loud," his earliest rock n roll influences, and how he's been living his "life out loud" ever since!..
Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 02:00:00 GMTSummary: My first interview with a "Happy Together" tour artiste! Gary Lewis and I chat about the tour, growing up in and around show business, his meteoric rise to fame in the 60s as leader of The Playboys, and his life's path since...
Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:22:55 GMTSummary: 10 students from Mark Volman's Entertainment Industry Studies program at Belmont University joined us to learn about the craft of touring. They were all kinds of awesome. Check 'em out! (Featuring appearances by Volman, Gary Lewis and Mark Lindsay.)..
Published: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 05:24:59 GMTSummary: Where have I been?!? Checking in from the road ("Happy Together" tour 2013) to tell you what's been keeping me away from the mic. Plus, a (slightly) new format...
Published: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:24:18 GMTSummary: The singer-songwriter & "Kickstarter Millionaire" who asked for "volunteer" musicians for her tour got a bum rap from many, including myself, who didn't know the whole story. I dug deeper and learned more about her, and myself in the process. I'll never..
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:55:54 GMTSummary: Coming back from an unannounced hiatus with more Beatles Binge! I'm celebrating the American LPs for their nostalgic impact. Plus, a tribute to a departed friend...
Published: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:50:03 GMTSummary: Check out what happens when I dust off a mixtape I made in the summer of '94: it's an express train ride down a guitar-infested rabbit hole of powerpop geekery. If you love XTC - Smithereens - Badfinger - Jellyfish - Elvis Costello - Michael Penn - etc, ..
Published: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:16:17 GMTSummary: My "audio journal" of my most recent CD binge at Zia Record Exchange in Tucson, AZ. Hear me get lost among aisles and miles of physical media, talk to the staff, and generally geek out on physical media...
Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:31:55 GMTSummary: My 15-yr-old YouTube buddy from the UK chats with me via Skype. We talk about Beatles, vinyl collections, and his band, Awkward Balloon; he also hips me to some new rock bands from the UK that I need to know about!..