There aren’t words to explain how much The Smithereens and their music means to me. In this special episode of Radio 418, musician Scott Erickson and I share our memories of Pat DiNizio, their frontman and songwriter who passed away Tuesday at age 62.
Veteran radio personality Maria Milito rocks middays on Q104.3 FM in NYC. She invited me and my lovely wife Jill, a radio industry veteran herself, up to the Q104 studios to talk about her background in New York radio including her early days at 92.3 K-Rock, and the state of "classic rock" today.
Bassist, producer and recording artist Adam Dorn was born into a strong musical lineage, but forged his own unique path to success. We talk about our respective experiences at Berklee, his tutelage under uber-bassist/producer Marcus Miller, and the ups and downs of the music business.
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.
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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.
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!
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.”
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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.
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.