Across The Board, this Canadian band is Calling you! VIDEO INTERVIEW, PERFORMANCE

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Across The Board by clicking on the video player above!  How much do you need to a know about a band beyond the fact that you like their sound? I heard a few tracks from the Canadian group Across the Board and that was enough for... Continue Reading →

Berlin’s songwriter says there’s message in the steamy lyrics! 1984 INTERVIEW

By Bob Andelman May 27, 1984 Last year, a song called Sex introduced America to new-wave band Berlin. The lyrics of Sex ("I'm a virgin ... a slut ... a geisha ... I'm your mother") caused a lot of blushing around radio stations, but they put it on the air and helped turn it into... Continue Reading →

Small Town, Big Music book: Kent, Ohio, rocks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jason Prufer by clicking on the video player above!  Some ideas for history books are sitting right in front of our noses, waiting for a smart writer to recognize opportunity and put the puzzle pieces together. That’s kind of how I imagine Jason Prufer’s new book,... Continue Reading →

Aaron Hart’s Love Stallion band kicks up a fuss! INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCES

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Aaron Hart by clicking on the video player above!  Watching the Denver-based band Love Stallion takes me back to the 1980s when glam and hair metal bands were all the rage, from Motley Crue and Ratt to Def Leppard and Whitesnake. To me, it was a... Continue Reading →

Barrence Whitfield gets to savage guts of rock ‘n’ roll! INTERVIEW 1986

  By Bob Andelman May 16, 1986 If seeing Little Richard perform “Great Gosh A’Mighty” in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” got you going, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages are guaranteed to cause a heart attack. “We just play with the guts, sweat and emotion of any rock ‘n’ roll band that might’ve been... Continue Reading →

The BoDeans Guide to Picking Up Girls! 1986 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman June 27, 1986 The two young men hanging around outside the University of South Florida’s University Center are trying to pick up girls. They aren’t having much luck. “Don’t you know who he is?” hollers Sammy BoDean to a pretty, disinterested woman in a red leather mini skirt. “You’ll love me,... Continue Reading →

Madelyn Victoria is Right Here With You, Mister! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Madelyn Victoria by clicking on the video player above!  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... Continue Reading →

Richard Lynch sings his country prayers on the radio! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Richard Lynch by clicking on the video player above!  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... Continue Reading →

England’s Newest Wave: Talk Talk-ing with Mark Hollis! 1982 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman (NOTE -- It's always sad learning someone I once interviewed has passed. This time it was Mark Hollis, co-founder of the British New Wave band Talk Talk, who died after a short illness on February 25, 2019, at the age of 64. The story that follows, originally published on October 7,... Continue Reading →

Dan Washburn: Country sung from the Canadian countryside! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Dan Washburn, country singer, "Long Story Longer," "Someone Like You"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Dan Washburn by clicking on the video player above!  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... Continue Reading →

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