Darren Criss fever? Singer Charlene Kaye never lost her friend’s glee! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Singer Charlene Kaye, who talks about her work and duet with old college friend and "Glee" star Darren Criss   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of old men who claim not to watch TV shows about high school kids… in the new new media capitol of the world… St.... 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 →

Tears For Fears pop singer Curt Smith talks Christmas! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Curt Smith, singer, Tears For Fears   Here’s a Tears For Fears story I guarantee you haven’t heard before: I was the pop music critic for the St. Petersburg Times in 1985, assigned to review a Tears For Fears concert. I rushed back to the paper’s Clearwater bureau that night to file my... Continue Reading →

Robert Knight’s Rock Prophecies: Slash, Hendrix, Stevie Ray! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Robert Knight, rock 'n' roll photographer   Maybe you don’t already know the name of legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Robert Knight. But by the end of this half-hour, you won’t be able to forget him. Knight shot the last photographs of guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan before his fateful plane crash. He took... Continue Reading →

November rocks every month in Nashville — and on Mr. Media TV! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Locating a hard rockin’ band in the middle of country music lovin’ Nashville, Tennessee, was either really dumb or really smart. I guess I’m going with pretty smart, because if you’re good at being different, you can really stand out in a scene where everyone else sounds similar. And make no doubt about... Continue Reading →

644 Rock music producer Loren Weisman has a business message! VIDEO INTERVIEW

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... Continue Reading →

625 Fools Rush In from Australia to make music with Mr. Media! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ben Linden, musician, Fools Rush In If I talk to someone from Australia or England, it’s pretty easy for each of us to think, “That guy’s from London” or “That guy’s from Down Under.” But when that same person sings, the accent largely disappears What’s up with that? BEN LINDEN podcast excerpt: "It's... Continue Reading →

Clean rocking with The Green Children! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Milla Sunde, Tom Bevan, singers, The Green Children   Music is a lot like food—we like what we like and can’t fathom people who prefer either sounds or tastes that don’t agree with us. And when I was offered an interview with a musical act from Europe called “The Green Children,” I nearly... Continue Reading →

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