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 →

Rocker Bobby Friss plays for the kids again this Xmas! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Bobby Friss, rock star, Bobby Friss Band     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Bobby Friss by clicking on the video player above!  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... Continue Reading →

Don McLean: “I’m OK … You’re So-So” 3 INTERVIEWS

Today's Guest: Don McLean, singer, songwriter, "American Pie"   (NOTE: The first interview below was done in advance of Don McLean's 1983 appearance at the old London Victory Club in downtown Tampa; the next two were written from a second, single phone interview in 1986. My enduring memory of the Tampa show was taking a... Continue Reading →

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer kicks out the mofos! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Wayne Kramer, guitarist, MC5, author, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Wayne Kramer by clicking on the video player above!  Everybody knows at least one MC5 song – and that would be “Kick Out the Jams,” mofo. Know... Continue Reading →

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 →

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑