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Mar 31, 2019

The first time that singer Madelyn Victoria and her brother, guitarist Albert Vallejo, were on Mr. Media, I was struck by their talent and charm. That was four years ago, so I imagine they’ve only gotten better at both since then.

MADELYN VICTORIA podcast excerpt: "I always thought going to college would put a stop...


Mar 16, 2019

Richard Lynch is a country singer/songwriter who ended 2018 with a surprise honor – a place in the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame. His final concert of the year, on New Year’s Eve, was literally interrupted by a representative of the Hall making the official announcement. On less ostentatious occasions, the Richard...


Feb 13, 2019

Over the last year, every time I saw a trailer for the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I had one thought: “Please don’t suck.” I hadn’t realized that, decades after Queen was a staple of my high school and college years, and long after charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury had left the stage, that I still loved their...


Feb 13, 2019

(From 2009) (UPDATE - Larry Harris died on December 18, 2017.) 

Everybody thinks their life story would make a good book. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. Larry Harris is not everybody. He’s 1970s records mogul Neil Bogart’s cousin—and a co-founder of legendary Casablanca Records—for heaven’s sake,...


Jan 9, 2019

Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in his delivery that brings a smile to my face whenever I hear his music play. As you can see, the man looks the part, too.

DAN WASHBURN podcast excerpt: "I wrote the song...