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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...


Dec 7, 2018

Amy Rose may be the greatest country music singer on the planet. I can’t prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, but I love the way she sings and right this minute, my opinion is more important than anyone else’s. So yeah, Amy Rose is the greatest country singer in the world!

AMY ROSE podcast excerpt: "'One More...


Dec 3, 2018

I last interviewed rock guitarist Bobby Friss in 1988. Something his father told him and he shared with me that day about being a professional has always stated with me: “On time, in tune, and with clean hair.” Such a simple, elegant approach to guiding a career and yet so many people – especially in the world of...