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May 22, 2019

2019: Watching the Denver-based band Love Stallion takes me back to the 1980s when glam and hair metal bands were all the rage, from Motley Crue and Ratt to Def Leppard and Whitesnake. To me, it was a fun, sometimes frivolous time with bands and music to match. It was loud, raucous and the chicks dug it the most.

AARON...


May 22, 2019

FROM 2011: The key to the music business, I think, is consistency. For example, I really liked James Maddock’s first solo album, Sunrise on Avenue C. But who knew whether he could follow it up with a similar gem? Maybe his first appearance on Mr. Media in September 2009 would be his last? No chance.

JAMES MADDOCK...


May 3, 2019

2011: Who could possibly lie in the face of NBC correspondent Harry Smith? (Other than soulless CBS News executives, that is.) C’mon – that face, those eyes? He’s got Honest Abe written all over him.

HARRY SMITH podcast excerpt: "The teachers and the principals were literally changing the answers on the tests so...


May 3, 2019

2011: When Keith Morrison is telling a story – excuse me, reporting a story — his tone is so steady, his timing so perfect, you might just miss a crucial detail. That is to say, if silk had a voice, it might sound like Keith Morrison.

KEITH MORRISON podcast excerpt: "I'd put my money on Lester Holt. Lester is one...


May 3, 2019

2011: If I were you, and you were interested in getting a job in the entertainment industry, I’d listen to today’s interview with writers Mark Scherzer and Keith Fenimore. Then I’d order their new book, Hire Me, Hollywood: You Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting—and Unexpected—Jobs in Show Business....