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Aug 30, 2017

Today's Guest: Ashley Kahn, author, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece

Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece by Ashley Kahn
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One of the best magazine assignments I ever got was in the early 1980s and an editor...


Aug 21, 2017

Today's Guest: Gene Simmons, lead singer, frontman, KISS

 

Kiss and Make-Up, Gene Simmons
Kiss and Make-Up, Gene Simmons

I met Gene Simmons once. His band, KISS, was touring without the makeup for the first time and we were backstage before a show at the Lakeland Civic Center. Simmons was an imposing figure, even making casual conversation, but...


Aug 21, 2017

Today's Guest: Ron Dante, singer, The Archies, "Sugar Sugar"

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of unruly 50-year-old men arguing whether Betty or Veronica is the hottest Saturday morning cartoon character ever… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Ron Dante, singer, The Archies
Ron Dante, singer,...


Jul 11, 2017

Today's Guest: Louise Mandrell, country singer

 

(This interview with country singer Louise Mandrell was originally published in the St. Petersburg Times on November 16, 1984. -- Bob Andelman)

Louise Mandrell, Mr. Media Interviews
Louise Mandrell

Louise Mandrell bubbles as she talks. It comes across in her stage and television appearances, and it was even...


Jul 2, 2017

Today's Guest: Loren Weisman, author, The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business: The 'Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of the Steps That Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of everyone from “American Idol” finalist Michael Lynche to...