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Aug 13, 2018

Rolling Stone writer David Wild has harbored a secret man crush for decades. Today, he will come out of the closet and fess up: He’s in love with Neil Diamond. Wild testifies to this forbidden love in a new sort-of biography, He Is… I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond, which is, at times, as...


Aug 13, 2018

Welcome to another edition of Mr. Media’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge. Today, I’ll test your familiarity with the roots of punk rock music with a very special guest, photographer Bob Gruen. Bob just published a new collection of his classic photos, this time capturing the wild times of the original New York punk...


Aug 12, 2018

Today is a big day for my guest, Peter Salett: his new album, In the Ocean of the Stars was released this very day. Peter, if you don’t know him, is an accomplished musician whose career has been pumped up in recent years by his association with the hottest director of film comedies in the country, Judd Apatow. Peter...


Aug 10, 2018

When Sir George Shearing, the composer of “Lullabye of Birdland,” died on Valentine’s Day, 2011, we lost one of the great pianists — and gentlemen — of jazz. Born in London, in 1947 he came to the United States where he was known far and wide for his work with singers Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee and...


Aug 6, 2018

Do you remember the first music you ever bought? Whether it was a digital download, a compact disc, cassette, eight track, or a 33-1/3, 45, or even a 78 RPM wax record, I’ll bet you know that first song or album by heart. Mine was way back in 1967, The Monkees’ Headquarters album. My parents bought it at...