TOM PETTY TRIBUTE with Benny Landa

October 3, 2017
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A special rambling, FM-radio-style chat with my buddy, guitarist Benny Landa.  We talked this morning about Tom Petty, record stores, God knows what else and what it all means.  

RADIO 418 - MICHAEL GOLDWASSER - Goldswagger, Easy Star

October 2, 2017
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We're back!  The latest "Archive" episode with Michael Goldwasser - producer, songwriter, co-founder of Easy Star Records and "Goldswagger" solo artist.  We talk about "Dub Side Of The Moon," reggae, Judaism, and the craft and business of music. 

LISTEN TO MUSIC - LISTEN TO MUSIC - LISTEN TO MUSIC

Radio 418 - GARY LEWIS

September 4, 2017
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Gary Lewis and The Playboys had a string of top ten hits in the 1960s, including the #1 "This Diamond Ring" that knocked The Beatles out of the top spot!  This conversation with Gary took place during the 2013 Happy Together tour; he opens up about his famous dad, finding his own identity as an artist and a person, and loving music to this day.  

Radio 418 - MARGOT BINGHAM

August 27, 2017
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Margot Bingham’s iconic portrayal of Daughter Maitland on Boardwalk Empire only scratches the surface of her multi-faceted creativity.  We talk about music, maintaining an artistic identity and doing the work in a lengthy and long-overdue conversation. 

Listen to her on The Come Up Podcast with Margot And Cassie!

Radio 418 - MIKE VISCEGLIA - veteran NYC bassist

August 20, 2017
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Veteran NYC bassist Mike Visceglia shares stories and shop talk; from his 27-year association with Suzanne Vega (including the smash hit “Luka”) to his current position in Broadway’s “Kinky Boots,” this is the conversation that almost didn’t happen!  Featuring clips from Mike’s latest fusion project “Middle Of Somewhere.”

 

Middle Of Somewhere clips:

MONKEY BARS

HELIO

FAREWELL BOSTON

mikeviscegliaworks.com

 

 

Radio 418 - HOWARD KAYLAN - The Turtles, Flo & Eddie

August 13, 2017
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From 2013: my talk with legendary Turtles vocalist and "Happy Together" tour mate Howard Kaylan spans life, the music biz, and everything in between.  Plus: my two cents on Charllottesville VA. 

Check out my 7 Day Fusion Challenge!

Radio 418 - THOMAS WALSH - Pugwash

August 5, 2017
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My latest “Archive” episode, with Thomas Walsh of Pugwash.  Thomas and the band are waving the flag of melodic pop, earning the respect and admiration of legendary musicians like XTC’s Andy Partridge (who signed the band to his Ape House label in 2009) and ELO’s Jeff Lynne.  We talk about his upbringing in Ireland, our shared love of music and melodies, and navigating the music business today.

Radio 418 - MYSTINA

July 30, 2017
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Mystina is an emerging funk artist and entertainer.  She’s also my bandmate and co-worker here in NYC when it’s “time to make the donuts.”  We chatted over coffee in the city about her career thus far and the stuff we both like, and she educated me on Latin Freestyle. 

PLUS: a physical media rant.  (MILD PROFANITY NSFW.)

Radio 418 - STEVE JENKINS

July 21, 2017
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The latest “Archive” episode revisits my conversation with bassist Steve Jenkins.  We talk about his influences, growth and evolution as a player, and maintaining a musical identity.  (Translation: it’s two bass players talking shop.)  I also discuss the tragic passing of Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z.     

Radio 418 - JEFF GANZ

July 15, 2017
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Veteran bassist and dear friend Jeff Ganz has been a “participant” in every musical style and setting imaginable.  Our conversation takes many twists and turns as Jeff shares stories and lessons learned from four decades at the top of our industry.  (OCCASIONAL PROFANITY.)