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 →

Still Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s, too)! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Belinda Carlisle, singer, The Go-Go's   By Bob Andelman (Originally published August 22, 1986) This year’s Belinda Carlisle model looks like a model. Men are ga-ga over the slimmed down, radiant ex-Go-Go. Women want to know who does her hair. And fans are mad about her debut single as a solo act, “Mad... Continue Reading →

Baby, Hold On To Eddie Money! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eddie Money, rock singer, "Baby Hold On To Me," Two Tickets to Paradise, "Gimme Some Water," "Shakin'"   (NOTE--This Eddie Money interview (and concert review) was originally published on June 4, 1984.) When it comes to rocker Eddie Money, St. Petersburg fans “ain’t got no control.” On less than a week’s notice Money... Continue Reading →

INXS singer Michael Hutchence: A taste of Aussie pub rock! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Hutchence, lead singer, INXS By Bob Andelman (Originally published on December 6, 1985; Michael Hutchence died November 22, 1997.)   There are some pretty strange stories circulating about INXS. One suggests that the band, or at least some members, listen to "dirty. sleazy. pornographic music" before going on stage. True. ("I do,... Continue Reading →

1335 Change in sound, look, opened doors for 38 Special! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Don Barnes, lead singer, 38 Special   (NOTE - The following interview I conducted with 38 Special lead singer Don Barnes was originally published on August 16, 1986. -- Bob Andelman) Southern rock is dead, extinct. That’s not exactly big news, but it really hit home when word got out that 38 Special’s... Continue Reading →

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