Michael Franks almost froze those popsicle toes! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Franks, singer, "Popsicle Toes"   By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 4,1986) Michael Franks was in Columbus, Ohio when he heard that Ringo Starr had just recorded one of his tunes, “Monkey See – Monkey Do.” “I was on the road when the record came out,” the singer-songwriter recalls. “Somebody said, ‘One... Continue Reading →

Success followed Joe Henderson’s lost-and-found love story! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Joe Henderson, legendary jazz saxophonist By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 21, 1986) A man and a saxophone, A love story with an O. Henry ending. Once there was a jazz musician. From the time he was born ln Lima, Ohio, 49 years ago, a saxophone never has been far from Joe Henderson’s... Continue Reading →

Sonny Rollins legend refreshed in Saxophone Colossus doc! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: TODAY'S GUEST: Robert Mugge, filmmaker, Saxophone Colossus, featuring Sonny Rollins     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with ROBERT MUGGE by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of finger snappers and toe tappers who can talk – unconvincingly – for hours about... Continue Reading →

1309 Remembering the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer   (As we continue to mine my print archives for interviews, the 100th anniversary of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald's birth -- April 25, 1917 -- reminded me that it was time to get this delightful conversation I had with her for the St. Petersburg Times on October 25, 1985... Continue Reading →

1237 Superbosses will make you yearn for a better boss! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sydney Finkelstein, author, Superbosses, Why Smart Executives Fail, Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, director, Tuck’s Center for Leadership     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Sydney Finkelstein by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full... Continue Reading →

1169 Fly, Adam Falcon, fly! Guitarist rocks this joint again! VIDEO INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCE

Today's Guest: Adam Falcon, guitarist, The Light Shines     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Guitarist Adam Falcon, who exclusively previews two songs from his new EP, The Light Shines, by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of drummers who, if they could count... Continue Reading →

Prince was here: Music photography by Deborah Feingold! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Deborah Feingold, photographer, Music     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Deborah Feingold by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Madonna wannabees who can study Deborah Feingold’s iconic lollipop photo of the pop princess for hours and never quite be able to... Continue Reading →

754 Jazz pianist George Shearing remembered in 1983 Mr. Media Lost Tapes! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: George Shearing, jazz pianist   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... Continue Reading →

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